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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,"
SET HERSELF AFIRE
She Said She "Would, and
"Woman-Like She Did.
SOAKED WITH CARBON OIL.
Mrs. Crayley Offered Herself Dp as a
AN UNCLEAN WINDOW SHUTTER
The Canso of This Most Eemarkable At
tempt at Suicide.
UEE HUBBAXD GLAD OF WITNESSES
A window shutter as a cause of domestic
warfare, ending in a deliberate attempt at
suicide, is rather unprecedented, yet it has
come into prominence in that capacity
within the last 24 hours. Mrs. Lena Cray
ley, living in the third story of2o2S Penn
avenue, yesterday entertained her sister's
little girl and toward evening saw her
guest home, after which it is supposed she
obtained some stimulants, according to the
statements of the people from whom she
rented her apartments, and her husband.
When she returned from her visit, about
6 P. ii., the was seized with a house-cleaning
paroxysm and took down the window shut
ters of her rooms to wash them and gener
ally clean up. Her husband, who is a
boiler-maker in Biter & Conley's shop, and
is about 35 years of age, returned home at
his usual time. The rest of the story is told
by Mrs. Henry Smith, whose husband keeps
a grocery store on the ground floor of the
building, and is the landlord of the Cray
leys. Mrs. Smith said: "Shortly after he came
home I heard him speaking somewhat loud
ly and he came downstairs into the hall.
He said 'There is something wrong about
mvwife. Has she been out-to-day? She
acts as if she was c jzy or had been drink
ing, or something. I can't make out what
she is after.' "
"Just then Mrs. Crayley came down the
stairs part wav and shonted: 'So you have
told Mrs. Smith, have vou? "Well, then, I
will set fire to myself.' Just as she said
this she struck a match and placed it to her
dress in front ot her bosom. The dress im
mediately blazed up, and Mr. Crayley was
struck ss with paralysis. He could not
move, bnt stood looking at his wife blazing
away up on the stairs. She started to come
down, and I ran as fast as I could and tried
to put the fire out with my apron, she
screaming at the time as loudly as she could.
The apron was not heavy enough to quench
the flame, and my son Charley ran to her
rescue and commenced to tear the clothes
from her, while I closed the door
leading from the hall to the store,
to prevent any of the burning fragments
. getting near our oil tank, which, if it caught,
would have burned the house down.
"I never knew of the couple having any
quarrels, nor did I knowtbat Mrs. Crayley
was in the habit ot drinking, bnt I think it
was very curious that a woman who has no
children and all day long to herself should
Uke down her window shutters to wash
them at 6 o'clock in the evening. Mr. Cray
ley told me she said if he did not carry those
shutters down to be washed she would 6et
fire to herself. They have lived in
my house since last June and have
always been well behaved and quiet"
Charles Smith, a lad of about 18 years,
whose right hand was very severely burned
by his efforts to save the life of the unfortu
nate woman, said he was afraid his mother
would set fire to herself in trying to extin
guish the clothes of Mrs. Crayley,and pushed
her away. He grasped the burning woman's
dress at the neck and tore it down the front
to get the flames away and prevent her in
haling the fire. He ripped the clothing
right and left, but the woman sank to the
ground while he did so, and was fearfully
burned about the breast, arms, neck and
face, the skin peeling off in large pieces and
the horrible smell of charred flesh sicken
ing him while he worked.
MR. CEAVXET'S TEESEXCE Or JIKTD.
"When he got through and carried the
woman to a lounge he came downstairs and
the first remark made by Frank Crayley, the
husband, was: "It is a good ihing she set
fire to herself before you and you heard her
say so. If she had done so up in our room
while I was there people would say that I
This peculiar remark excited no comment
ai iue iimc, as ins. .aimer ana ureen, wno
had been sent for, arrived just then and
pronounced it very doubtful whether the
woman would live or not They advised
her immediate removal to the Vest Penn
Hospital, which was done, her husband ac
Mr. Crayley said that he had no idea his
wife had been drinking when he returned
to his home, but proceeded as usual to pre
pare for supper, when she told him to carry
the shutters downstairs to be washed. He
told her to put them back in their places, as
this was no time to do such things. She
then began to scold, and said if I did not do
as she told me she would kill herself. This
I regarded as simply a threat made in pas
sion such as she had often made before, and
it was not until I smelled the carbon oil
strongly that I suspected she had been tak
ing something to drink and wanted to
frighten me. I went downstairs to ask
Mrs. Smith what my wife had been doing,
when she came downstairs after me and bet
herself on fire."
LITTLE HOPES OP HECOVEItV.
The unfortunate victim of her own temper
or of a family quarrel was still unconscious
at the hospital at midnicht, and the hospital
officials have but little hopes of her recov
ery. Tnere is no sign yet of a collapse, but,
as in other cases, it may occur at the most
unexpected moment The case, according to
the statement ot the people living in the
neighborhood, is considered mysterious
owing to the disparity in the ages ot the
couple, together with the fact that Mrs.
Crayley was thought to be 'hot-tempered.
Jealously is alleged as the cause of the
attempt at suicide. She had emptied
two gallons of oil over her clothing, pour
ing it from the neck of the can down her
person. It permeated all her clothing, and
her bosom is one mass of charred and
scorched flesh sickening to behold. Her
arms are fearfully blistered, and her hair
shriveled up with the flames kindled by
her own hand. It is one of the most pe
culiar attempts at suicide in the history of
such cases in Allegheny county, and the
trivial cause alleged is regarded as adding
to the mystery surrounding the case.
ONCE MORE AT HOME.
Tbe Tonne; Girl W bo Wm Fond of Can
ning; Awnjr to be Taken Caro of.
Olive Daphan, the 12-year-old girl who
ran away from the Home of the Good Shep
herd last week and has since been sleeping
in a barn on Grant avenue, was last night
turned over to her step-father.
The girl claimed that she had been abused
at home, but her story was denied. Major
Hunker stated that the girl was well
dressed and had been apparently well cared
for. Olive was turned over to her step
father, who promised to look after her in
To Bnlld n New Hull.
The Germanla Singing Society, of the
Southside, will meet in Girard Hall, on
South Eighteenth street, to-night, to con
sider plans for the erection of their nsw
halL It is intended to build a hall suit
able for rehearsals at a cost of about
SEWER CONTRACTS LET.
Bids Cannot bo Opened After Being Filed
ANombcr of Improvements Sew Street!
to be Opened.
The Department of Awards met in Cara
mon Council- chamber yesterday afternoon
with a full attendance of members.
Before the work of opening bids was
commenced, Controller Morrow appeared
before the board and asked for a ruling on a
case which came before him yesterday. A
contractor sent in a bid on a sewer contract
several days ago, but yesterday morning
had called and asked the Controller's per
mission to open the bid, as he had made, a
mistake. The point on which the Controller
desired a ruling was whether the contractor
has a right to withdraw his bid after send
ing it in before it reaches the Department of
Mr. Bigelow moved that a rule be made
that once a bid is delivered to the Controller
it shall not be allowed to be withdrawn be
fore it reaches the Board of Awards. The
roll was called and the rule was adopted
The board then took up the following
sewer contracts and awarded tbcm to the
lowest bidders: 20-inch sewer on Murtland
street, from Penn avenue to Kelly street, to
W. J. Dunn, at 55 95 per lineal foot; 15
inch sewer on Bayard street, from Bidwell
to Neville street, toOtt Bros., at 51 97 per
foot; a 9, 15 and 20-lnch sewer on Center
avenue, irom Craig to Barton streets, to E.
S. "Watters, at $1 per foot for 9-inch, $3.15
for 15-inch and 3 25 for 20-inch; sewer on
Mignonnette street, from Negley avenue to
Beatty street, to George Collins, at SI 23
for 15-inch and SI 39 for 18-inch; 15-inch
sewer on Howard street, to B. McPollin, at
SI 15 per foot; 15-inch sewer on Howard
alley, to Ott Bros., at S3 45 per foot; 15-inch
sewer on Spring alley to Alex Itobb at $1 29;
15-inch sewer on Mulberry alley to E. F.
Hughes at ?2 80; 15-inch sewer on Fourth
avenue, from Grant street to Cherry alley,
to M. Golden at 51 65 per foot
This closed the work, and the board ad
journed. Parties acquainted with the latter
contract say Golden will lose heavily on the
Fourth avenue sewer, as it will cost him at
least S3 50 per foot to put it down. There
were three bidders against him: Lawrence
Sloan bid S3 80 per foot on the job; Ott
Bros., S3 50, and P. O'Donnell, S3 25. Mr.
Golden's bid was accepted, and, his bond
being filed with the proposal,he will have
to do the work.
The Board of Viewers yesterday held a
meeting on the opening of Kirkpatrick
street, from Wylie to "Webster, and Moore
street, from Bedford to Bidge, to receive
claims for damages.
BLKLIX DENIES IT.
Ho Sara No Charges Were Mndo Against
Him by Mrs. Rnllinr.
In regard to the statement published yes
terday that there were charges of a grave
nature preferred against "Warden Berlin,
of the county jail, by Mrs. Elizabeth Bail
ing, an ex-matron, "Warden Berlin said:
"The report that charges have been pre
ferred azainst me before a committee of the
Prison Board, is utterly unfounded. I dis
charged Mrs. Kailinc for inattention to
duty, and reported my action to the proper
Mrs. Sailing labored under the impres
sion that my authority did not extend so far
as to discharge employes of the prison, and
she appealed to Judge White and others for
a reversal of my action. The committee
met this morning to investigate my com
plaints against her and her conduct while
matron of the jail. She did not appearand
the investigation was postponed until she
could be notified personally.
"There was no talk at any time of in
vestigating any charges against me. State
ments represented to have been made by me
on the subject were very much distorted,
and were--misrepresentations in nearly every
particular. T have no desire to make public
the charges which the Prison Board com
mittee will have to investigate beyond the
general heading of inattention to duty and
absence from her post without permission."
AN UNTILIAL SON.
He Allow Indignities to be Offered
Mother Without Protesting.
A woman giving her name as Mrs.
Cochran called at the Central station house
last night and told a storyto the effect that
she had a son living at Ko. 2 First street
with a woman he called his wife, but to
whom he had never been married. She
formerly lived in Aurora, 111., but her son
wrote, asking her to come to Pittsburg and
keep house for him, that be intended to
abandon the woman but Mrs. Cochran has
been here several weeks after leaving a good
home in Aurora and the other woman still
Last evenincr, Mrs. Cochran claims, the
woman went into the house drunk and made
her leave. The son sat in the room and
watched nis mother being put out without
offering a protest Mrs. Cochran wanted
Inspector McAleese to lock them both up,
but he advised her to make an information
against them. Mrs. Cochran will stop with
friends she has become acquainted with until
the matter is settled.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Pittsbnrsers and Others of
James B. Scott, Beuben Miller and
a a Marvin left for Philadelphia at 8 JO o'clock
last evening, to attend a meeting of the Flood
Commission to be held in that city to-day.
Secretary Kremer has completed he payment
of relief funds to the persons embraced in the
first three of tbe five classes into which tbe
people of Johnstown were divided, and is ready
to pay to the fourth and fifth classes. Those
paid were the most needy. Before proceeding
to isne checks to the fourth and fifth classes
he desires to hare the lists approved by the
commission. To do this work the meeting will
be held to-day.
Lew Hass, of "Wellsville, assistant en
gineer; Mr. Lord, superintendent at "Wellsville;
W. H. Senvan, engineer of maintenance and
way. and I. D. Dixon, Samuel Semple, William
Furlong and C. C. Kennedy, supervisors, all of
the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad, arrived
last night They form a portion of the inspec
tion party which will travel over the Fort
"Wayne road to-day.
Charles Loether, delegate of the Social
ist party of Pittsburg to the Chicago conven
tion. Has returned. He says the United
States flag was not hissed at the convention.
Mr. Loether puts the strength of his rartv in
this city at 2,000, and says they will hereafter
take an active part in politics.
Thomas A. Crokley, of New York
doorkeeper of the National House of Repre
sentatives, is at tbe Mononcabela House. He
says neither Cleveland nor Hill will be a Presi
dental nominee In 18a2, and that Tammany
wants a man from the West
W. "W. Young, President of the Law
rence Bank, returned yesterday from his West
ern bunting trip. He denied and ridiculed the
rumor circulated a few days ago in Lawrence
ville that the bank was not solid and a suspen
sion was probable.
Mr. Jesu Maria Cordilez, of Lisbon, a
retired Portuguese merchant is in Pittsburg
In the course of a tour around the world. He
has been traveling Eastward, and comes here
Judge McCandless and Colonel Scott,
of Butler, and Joshua Douglass, Esq., of Mead
ville, are at tbe Monongahela House. Thej
are attending to business before the Supreme
Dr. Cadwallader Biddle, of Philadel
phia, is staving at the Monongahela. He has
just returned from a Southern trip, and from
this city goes to Philadelphia.
Ed A. Bigler, formerly Collector of In
ternal Revenue, and now a candidate for the
State Treasurership, is a guest at the Seventh
Mrs. Lanonette and Miss Sells, of New
Ywk City, are stopping for a few days at the
Mononcabela House, and calling upon friends
in this city.
J. M. Kimball, of Lawrence Junction,
an official of' the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Rail
road, Is staying at the Seventh Avenue.
Judge Charles McCandless, of Bntler,
and Lawyer Joshua Douglas are registered at
Charles Bain and wife, of "Wilmington,
DeL, are staying at tbe Seventh Avenue Hotel.
THEY MUST 60 UNDER
Wires of the Pleasant Valley
SO TESTEEDAI'S ORDINANCES SAY
The Eailroad Officials and Others Interested
BLAMI5G THE ANIMUS OP BIYALS
A special session of Common Council was
held yesterday to consider the Pittsburg and
Birmingham Traction Company's ordinance.
Mr. Duncan was called to the chair, Presi
dent Holliday being yet unable to be pres
ent The ordinance was read. There was
not a word of discussion or of argument
either for or against the bill and the ordi
dance was passed finally by a vote of ?0
ayes, there being no opposing votes. Mr.
MacGomgle presented an ordinance relating
to the operation of passenger railways by
electricity by means of the overhead system
of wires. The ordinance provides,
First That no passenger railway company
shall operate its road by electricity by the over
head system on any street in Pittsburg between
the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, Grant
and Eleventh streets.
Second That the Chief or the Department
of Public Works Is directed to notify any rail
way company who may havo erected any ap
pliances for the operation of tbe road by over
head wires to remove all such appliances from
any street within the prescribed limits within
60 days of the service of such notice upon such
company; and in case any company does not
comply with such notice the Chief of the De
partment of Public Works is directed to re
move all poles and other appliances at the cost
of the company.
HITTING ELECTBIC EOADS.
Following this Mr. MacGonigle presented
an ordinance relating to the Federal Street
and Pleasant Valley Passenger Bailway
Company. It opens with a preamble stating
that the company in question claims that,
under an ordinance of March 12, 1883, it has
the right to erect poles on Smithfield street,
Sixth avenue, Seventh street and Duquesne
way, and suspend wires with which to propel
its cars; that there was no intention, in pass
ing this ordinance, to give such a right, and
it is only done under color of an alleged
authorization by the Chief of the Depart
ment of Public "Works; that the erection of
such poles and wires is a public nuisance
and dangerous to life and property; that the
company has built a track on Duquesne
way, a right which was not embraced in the
ordinance of March 12, 1888, and any right
granted in a previous ordinance had lapsed.
The ordinance then provides:
First That the Chief of the Department of
Public Works is directed to notify the company
to remove the poles and wires within 60 days,
and on failure of the company to do so to re
move them at the expense of the company.
Second That the City Attorney is directed to
present to tbe proper court a bill in equity
against tbe company to restrain tbe company
from using Duquesne way between Seventh
and Ninth streets.
Mr. MacGonigle then presented an ordi
nance repealing the ordinance of March 12,
1888, granting the use of certain streets to
the Park Passenger Bailway Company.
The preamble of this ordinance states that
tbe Federal Street and PleasantValley Com
panv, the purchasers of the Park Passenger
Bailway Company, claim a right of property
in the tracks of the Transverse Kailway
Company on Seventh street, Liberty street
and Sixth avenue, running from Sixth ave
nue and Smithfield street down Sixth ave
nue, across Liberty street and along Seventh
street to the Northside bridge, and then
provides that the ordinance of March 12,
1888, which is supplementary to the ordi
nance of November 1, 1881, be repealed.
All these ordinances were referred to tbe
Committee on Corporations and the Council
SHOALS AHEAD FOE SOMEBODY.
The Pleasant Valley people consider the
action of Councils yesterday exceedingly
unpleasant for them, and should the ordi
nances introduced be recommended to Coun
cils and pass, there is every indication of a
bitter and protracted legal fight resulting.
Immediately upon the adjournment of
Councils, a number of gentlemen interested
in the matter were seen with the following
D. F. Henry, President of the Pleasant
ValleyBoad: "I consider such action of
Councils to be so obviously unfair and seem
ingly prompted by the animus of rival cor
porations that it needs no demonstration.
When the privilege was first accorded the
company it was done by Councils and ap
proved bv Chief Bigelow, of the Depart
ment of Public "Works. At first a clause
was inserted requiring only a notice of 90
days to remove onr poles or wires, but to
this the company objected, and as it stands
now a year's notice is required, and this is
operative only on condition of the city pro
viding an equally good means of locomo
tion. The very boundaries indicated in the
ordinance showthat the Pleasant Valley
road is the one aimed at. Nothing is men
tioned of other wires except those for electric
roadSj and you will notice the Pennsylvania
road is not interfered with, although it runs
A LATVYEB'S OPINION.
Colonel Stone, attorney for the Pleasant
Valley road, said he saw no excuse in equity
or any other way for the city to stultiiy it
self by annuling a contract made with the
company with a full understanding of the
motive power to be used. He thought the
position taken by the ordinances introduced
could not stand the test of the courts.
Mr. Graham, General Manager of the
road, said: "It is perfectly outrageous.
There is no justice in such a proposition. To
single out one particular line for adverse
legislation is manifestly unfair, and must be
prompted by some other motive than the
good of the city. I cannot see how these
ordinances, ii they were passed, could stand
the test of the court"
Councilman S. A. Duncan, who presided
at the meeting of Common Council, and
evidently speaking as a Councilman, not an
electrician, said he thought the net work of
wires overhead was thick enough over
Smithfield street and the center of the city.
Morris Mead, Chief of the Bureau of
Electricity, said regarding the iron posts
and wires located by the Pleasant Valley
Company: "They say the wires are per
fectly insulated, the cross pieces on the iron
poles being of wood and insulators being
used all through.
ICE A CONDUCTOE. '
"I think, however, that of a wet day, or
with sleet or ice, the electric current would
be likely to reach the pole. The current is
not, I think, strong enough to kill a man,
but a nervous person or a delicate woman
would be pretty badly shaken up by touch
ing one of the poles while in connection.
The current of an incandescent light about
100 volts would scarely hurt any person, and
that required for an electric street railway
is between three and four times as strong.
The average passerby would be in no dan
ger, however, from contact with the pole or
the wire. Still, the wires are rather low in
the street, and, of course, it is not desirable
to impede the firemen any more than is
STEEL TIES FOE THE WEST.
A Shipment Sent on Yesterday From
A carload of steel railroad tics for the
Chicago, "Western and Indiana Eailroad
was shipped to Chicago vesterday from Car
negie's Homestead "Works. These are the
first steel ties manufactured in this country.
The Chicago, "Western and Indiana road has
practically decided to adopt these ties.
The New Trnck Paid For.
The new Gillespie trnck was accepted by
Chief Brown, of the Department of Public
Safety, yesterday morning on a report from
the chief and assistant chiefs of 'the bureau
of fire. On the receipt of the report and a
request from Chief Brown, Controller Mor
row made out a warrant for $3,000 in favor
"Ti TTlITlAaniA nkn lafl itia r.!(w 1nl
ing so much the richer.
STILL Af LOGGERHEADS.
A Committee of Employe Confer With
Cnrneele, Fhlppn & Co.
A committee representing the employes of
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. were in conference
with the firm at the Fifth avenue office
yesterday morning, relative to the proposed
change in the pay days.
The proposal of the firm is to adopt the
practice geneially in vogue among the iron
firms in this vicinity, viz.: That of paying
off twice in each month. At present the
men are paid every second Saturday, and
nnder the change payments would be made
as usual, excepting that, four times during
the year, the time between pays would be
extended to three weeks. -This is what
caused the dissatisfaction. "Where 1300 or
1400 men are concerned, there may be a con
siderable number who have arranged for a
series of payments, for various purposes? at
intervals of time based upon the existing
plan, and in view of a change it may be
possible that quite a number would be
seriously embarrassed through the deferred
pay. Mr. Abbott would not say what would
be done in the matter. .
The employes of Carnegie, Phipps & Co.,
at the Union Mills in LawrenceviJle, are at
a standstill in resrard to the present molders'
strike. The company has accepted the ad
vance of 10 per cent, but stands on the
proposition to decrease the number of pay
days from 26 to 21 days a year. Inquiry
among the men last night developed the
fact that most ot them are in favor of the 24
days payday. It is extremely unlikely that
the employes of Carnegie, Phipps & Co. will
strike against the 24 days payday. Most of
those seen last evening were in favor of the
change. Everyone of them admitted that
they would not have made the change had
they been running affairs, but not doing
such a thing, they were very ready to ac
quiesce, and saw abundant reasons for the
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incident! of a Day in Two Cltiei Condensed
far Ready Roadlns.
Fbank Swaetz, agea 55 years, employed as
a miner at the Scottdale mines, was visiting
friends at Finleyville yesterday. Crossing
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track near
the above station he was struck by a passing
freight train and thrown to one side of the
track. When picked up he was found to be
suffering from a compound fracture of the left
leg, beside being severely bruised. He was re
moved to the Mercy Hospital, where his leg
had to be amputated.
This evening a lodge of colored Odd Fellows
will be organized in McKeesport Members of
Industry Lodge No. 1535, of Pittsburg, will con
duct tbe installation. Among the important
officials who will be present are Ajax Jones, J.
W. Anderson, G. D.: B. F. Gross, M. V. G. P.,
and William Catlin, D. M., of Pennsylvania,
The new lodge will have a good, strong mem
bership. Olive Dappmann, a 7-year-old girl whose
mother lives in the rear of No. 185 Ohio street,
Allegheny, manifests a liking for sleeping in
stables on Grant avenue. She will be turned
over to Humane Agent O'Brien. Her mother
Eroposed to send ber to the Home of the Good
hepherd, Troy Hill, but the girl skipped, and
the mother charges her with incorrigibility be
fore Mayor Pearson.
Mr& Makt Glynn, who lives on Second
avenue, near the Pennsylvania Tube Works,
was arrested by Constable Jones, of Alderman
Jones' office, yesterday, to answer two charges,
selling liquor without license and Bellingliquor
on Sunday, preferred by Mrs. BarahAfcSteln.
She gave JSOO bail for a hearing on Thursday.
Db. Chesroun, the Jail physician, says Wes
ley O. Way was as well treated for recovery
from hi debauch as he would have been in a
hospital, and he was administered all the nec
essary stimulants. The Doctor still considers,
however, that the attendants in the Jail at
night are too few.
Lawrence Knorr, a 13-year-old lad of the
East End, is under arrest in Columbus. The
youngster devoured vellow-coverod litorature
until he got to a point where Indian fighting
was the only thing that would do. But the po
lice checked his warlike incursion.
The annual cribbage contest for a gold medal
between the Half Moon, Fee Qee and BlgFour.
Fishing Clubs, began last night at tbe litter's
rooms on Washington street, Sontbside. Twelve
of the 110 games comprising the series were
Sneak thieves made an unsuccessful at
tempt to enter the residence of Mrs. Mary
White, on Franklin street about 9 o'clock
Sunday evening. They were frightened away
by a member of the family entering tbe rear
The omission of the borough of Jeannette
from the election proclamation of Westmore
land connty. it is thought, may result in knock
ing tbe Republicans out in their stronghold.
They denounce the omission as a Democratic
The widow of John Baden, upon being fully
informed of tbe circumstances preceding her
husband's death, and being shown that he re
ceived no ill treatment at tbe hands of the po
lice, has decided to bring no suit for damages.
A cow belonging to Peter Simon was struck
by a train last Wednesday, but Simon made no
effort to have the poor animal cared for.
Humane Agent O'Brien wasable to have Simon
fined S10 on -account of the above facts.
The Southside, Birmingham and Allentown
Turn Vereins are making preparations for tbe
dedication of tbe new Allegheny Turner Hall.
They have elected John Arras as Marshal of
the Southside division of the parade.
Secretary Hunker still maintains that
no such accurate history is kept of children of
uncertain parentage by the Allegheny General
Hospital people as to enable tbe city authori
ties to trace the record of each case.
DisstANTLiNO the Exposition was actively
Indulged in yesterday. The Art Gallery will be
open to-day to those who desire to purchase.
Ttose who bave exhibits in Machinery Hall
are moving rapidly in tbe removal.
Thieves endeavored to open the safe of
Beese, Lindsay & Co., contractors, No. S031
Liberty street, last Sunday night, but an en
trance was not effected. The thieves obtained
ingress by jimmying a window.
Leon Busht I, an Italian, was fined S25and
costs by Magistrate Hyndman for chasing some
boys, who were pelting him with mud as hei
laved ins apparei in me peuucia water of a
run in the Nineteenth ward.
J! Justice ofthe Peace J. R. Byers, of Im.
perial,Fa,. last night committed to jail Michael
Malott and Prudent Cassait on a cbaree of
malicious shooting with Intent to kill, pre-
ierreu uy iieuieut uuiieiu
EmUi Baetlick, a resident of tho First
wird, sued George Merphel for larceny before
Magistrate McKenna, charging Merphel with
larceny in the theft of $103. The accused was
held in 51,000 bail for court
SosrE of the public schools are losing scholars
temporarily on account of the prevalence of in
fections diseases. In the whole city last week
there were reported to tbo schools 83 cases of
Alleghenians are wondering what maybe
the reason for the neglect to put Ohio street in
repair at various portions, and some say that a
new pavement scheme Is behind the alleged
lethargy of officials.
Humane Agent O'Brien notified the
father of Hannah Turney, the girl sent from
Grundy connty, III., of her whereabouts, and
he put in an appearance and claimed his off
THE wickets of Davis Island dam will be
lowered to-day to allow the repairing of the
lock. Coal men do not feel uneasy because of
possible Injury to their barges.
The now siding of the Allegheny Valley
Railroad at Forty-third street Is causing some
kicking among residents, who say they cannot
pass when they desiro to.
Dr.Doman says that Wendell Daranberg
er. who was assaulted on Monor street Sunday
morning, is in no danger from erysipelas and
The advocates of the Semple building for a
new postoffice in Allegheny are waiting for tho
United States authorities to look the mat
Jacob Linbruneb, who iwas charged be.
fore Alderman McGary with keeping a speak
easy, by Mrs. Kate Bill, was discharged last
Magistrate Getpp disposed of 13 unfor
tunates yesterday, embracing a wide range of
offenders against social and moral laws.
THE alarii of fire from box 49, yesterday,
was caused by a small blaze in a shed In the
rear of Spencer & Liddell's brewery.
The Mercy Hospital received two typhoid
patients yesterday. The hospital departments
are all very crowded.
The officials of tbe Pennsylvania Company
will leave this morning for an inspection of the
The employes of the Cleveland and Pitts
bnrg road are again undergoing a test for color
.Magistrate Bbokaw .fined Frank Crowe
So and costs for abusing his wife yesterday.
MUSEUM MEN HELD.
Keepers of Dime Shows Put Off, by
Aid. McKenna, for One Week.
QUEER SCENES AT THE HEARING.
The Man With the Long Beard Eefused to
Bail Mr. Levitzky.
SEEI0U3 CHARGE INVOLVING GIRLS
Two gentlemen, Anton Levitzky and M.
McNeil, and the attorneys representing two
others, Ad. Carlisle and John Walthauer,
were in Alderman McKenna's office yester
day afternoon to undergo a hearing on tbe
charge of maintaining public nuisances in
the shape of dime museums on Sixth and
Smithfield streets. Some of the defendants
were also charged with conducting public
exhibitions without license.
The office was crowded with theatrical
people and fakirs of all kinds. The two
candidates for District Attorney, Richard
H. Johnston and Archie Rowand, were both
present as attorneys for the several defend
ants. The failure of Messrs. "Walthauer and
Carlisle to appear in perron was owing to
the fact that they were confined in the Cen
There were numerous conferences in the
back room, which delayed the hearing past
the hour of 4 o'clock, but kept the crowd on
the tip-toe of expectation. Inspector Mc
Aleese and Detective Sol Coulson slipped
in about 4:30 o'clock. Coulson had a mys
terious package under his arm, which he
carefully marked with his name and depos
ited behind the rail on Judge McKenna's
desk. Inspector McAleese and Attorney
Johnston slipped into the 'Squire's back
office, and Major Montooth went in after
STRUGGLED THROUGH TIIE HOB.
The secret conference lasted half an honr.
Finally, only a few miuutes before 5 o'clock,'
Alderman McKenna appeared in the outer
room, and, with an exceedingly grave look
on his handsome countenance, worked his
way through the circumambient tobacco
smoke to his seat of justice. He called the
cases. Inspector McAleese asked to have
the cases of all the defendants continued
for one week. The Alderman said that the
cases would be continued. He asked if
the defendants were ready to renew
their bail, and with that query he cast
his steel gray eye upon Mr. Levitzky, whose
tall lorm loomed over the Magistrate's
desk. Mr. Levitzky, who is a handsome,
well-dressed fellow, "of at least six feet in
height, said that he was. ready to give bail
again, and he edged toward the door to look
after his bondsman.
"Sol," Inspector McAleese called out, to
his big and trusty assistant, who stoodo b
servant in a corner, "look after Levitzky."
Sol shot through the crowd of little theat
rical men like an sereolite disrupting the
cloud1! on its eager search for a snug bed in
some Illinois farm, and placed himself be
side Mr. Levitzky, while everybody, in
cluding the tall victim, laughed. Mr.
Leyitzky found his man, and dragged him
before the Magistrate.
HE WOULDN'T BAIL HIM.
The bondsman expectant was a little gen
tleman, with assertive nose, immense
tangled gray beard and faded, weary rai
ment. The Alderman asked: i'Willyou
go bail for $2,000 for a week?"
"No, no," said the gentleman of the pa
triarchal beard, standing onlhis toes 'spread
ing his accumulative palms and vigorously I
tjuamuK uia iicau. mr. xjevux&y men
begged a reduction of bail. Alderman Mc
Kenna said that he conld make no reduc
tion. Inspector McAleese put in. "I can
ncrease the bail, if you wish, by making,
Mr. Levitzky "smiled a sickly sort of
smile." He disclaimed with much gesticu
lation, any longing for an increi.se, and ad
dressed himself to pleading and expostulat
ing with his short, gray bondsman. The
gentleman with the beard continued his
head-shaking and palm exhibition, and
backed out of the crowd, llr. Levitzky cast
a longing look after him, but his eye fell
upon Sol Coulson smiling his calm, neutral
tint smile near the doorway.
Inspector McAleese asked Alderman
McKenna to make out commitments to the
jail for Levitzky and the other defendants.
He was tired, he said, of keeping Walthauer
and Carlisle at the Central station. The
commitments were made out promptly. At
the last moment Harry Davis appeared as
bondsman for M. McNeil. The other
gentlemen were taken to the county jail.
It was said last evening, by the police
authorities, that the reason Inspector Mc
Aleese would not allow a reduction of bail
in the Levitzky case was because tbe
authorities had secured information that
yoang girls had been led astray in the
Sixth street place. Information in regard
to this charge has been accumulated during
the last two days and will be sprung on Mr.
Levitzky next Monday.
Three FirmsHaveSlcned the Sloldert Scale
More to Follow.
The molders are still on the outside up to
last night, but three firms had signed the
card requesting the increase of 10 per cent,
namely, Carnegie, Phipps & Co., A. Speer
& Sons and Evans Bros. In the two lormer
the men were at work yesterday and in the
latter they turn in to-day.
Among the shops which are not concerned
in the movement, for the reason that they
employ non-union men and have not been
notified of the demand, are the 'Westing
house Machine Company, the"Westingbonse
Air Brake Company, Robinson Bea, the
Pittsburg Locomotive Company and one or
two others. In these shops the men are at
work as usual.
At Mackintosh, Hemphill & Co.'s shop
yesterday morning the firm ordered some six
or eight labor or s, Poles, to take the place of
the molders, bnt they refused, demanded
their payand left. Several firms have inti-
mated their willingness to grant tbe increase,
bnt have failed to sign. 'WJien they sign
the men are prepared to return. Until then
they will watch developments. It is be
lieved that a day or two will see the men at
WILL MEET EVERY DAT.
The Committee on the Exposition Display
for Pon-Amcrlcancrs is Hastling.
The committee composed of Col. T. P.
Boberts, John Bindley, A. J. Logan and
A. E. Hunt, who have iu charge the display
to be made at the Exposition upon the ar
rival of the Pan-American delegation, met
yesterday afternoon and proceeded to the
Exposition grounds to consider what space
could be given for displays.
A large number of bids have been re
ceived for display room. The committee
will meet informally everyday until the
. GRAFP-BEMETT'S CREDITORS,
A Meeting Held Testerday Bat tbe Cash
Was Not Distributed.
Tho creditors of Graff, Bennett &-Co.
held a preliminary meeting yesterday in
the office of Jacob H. Miller, Esq., to take
steps for a distribution ofthe funds held by
Nothing was done at the meeting except
going through the form of an appearance,
and an adjournment was made until the
28th inai The amount of assets held by the
assignee are between $150,000 and (160,000.
More Money Needed.
Bey. Father Corbinian, of St. Joseph's
Church, Johnstown, was in the city yester
day. He said his new church wnnld not ha
dedicated on the 3d of next month, as 'was
reported. There is considerable more work
yet to be done and more money needed.
AKOrilEB SHOW RAIDED.
Both Star and Snpport Behind the Ban In
tbe Thirtieth Ward Elation.
A bear, who deserted his native woods
some years ago, surrendering his freedom
and unalloyed and untrammeled happiness,
sacrificing all in pursuit of the mirage
called Fame, as a histrionic artist, occupied
S cell in the Thirtieth ward stations last
night. Hisbearship accepted the situation
philosophically, but refused to be inter
viewed. He had been arrested in the "West
End for giving a performance without
having secured a license from Mayor Mc
Callin or Chief Brown, and was left to re
flect on his mistake in leaving his habitat,
where be might have given as many per
formances as he chose untrammeled by tbe
conventionalities of municipal manage
ment under bureau rule.
Mr. Bruin showed himself to be a true
Democrat, a real Socialist, allowinghis at
tendants to share his cell without showing
any ofthe littleness that characterizes some
stars when put to room with the supes and
members of a stock company. At 10:20
o'clock, all were reposing peacefully and
not a wave of trouble rolled over their
couch as they slept the sleep ofthe laboring
man which, a King said, is sweet, whether
he ate little or much.
The men who danced attendance upon
Bruin were John Feoff, John, Loucks, John
Joess and Joseph Eeker. They will receive
a hearing this morning. The bear made a
pleasant bedfellow for tbe party last night
A CLEVELAND CLDB.
Lawrencevllle Democrat Organize a Neir
A number of prominent Democrats of
Lawrenceville met last night at
Houston Hall, corner of Butler
and Forty-ninth streets, .to organize the
Grover Cleveland Democratic "Club of Alle
gheny county. A temporary organization
was effected by choosing Samuel L. Bell
man, Chairman; C. E. Conner, Secretary,
and Dr. F. "G. Gardner, Treasurer. The
club was started with 22 charter members.
Mr. Bellman made a short speech, setting
forth the objects of the organization. He
was followed "by Dr. Gardner, who also made
a few remarks. L. B. Duff, James Mills
and Dr. N. W. Brown were w appointed a
Committee on Constitution and By-Laws. A
permanent organization will be effected at
the next meeting on November 4.
What the City ministers Dlscnmed Yeiter
day at Their Meetings.
At the Presbyterian ministers' meeting
yesterday Bev. E. B. Doneboo addressed
those presentupon "The Hebrews of the Pres
ent Day." Kev. F. B. Farrand will be
next Monday's speaker. The O". P. clergy
men were talked to by Bev. McCrory on the
subject: "Can Temperance and Other Po
litical Beforms be Preached from the Pul
pit so as not to Hinder, but Promote, the
Efficacy of the Gospel 1" Mr. McCrory ar
gued from an affirmative standpoint, and his
ideas were not in conflict with the majority
of those present.
Bev. J. C. Taylor, colored, read a paper
upon the Southern colored churches to the
Baptist ministers yesterday. At the M. E.
ministers' meeting Bev. C E. Feiton read a
paper on tbe "Perils of the Ministry."
THAT ARBDCKLE WELL.
Amid a Mnlilpllcity of Reports There Are
Some Stray Grains of Truth.
The Standard hasn't bought the Arbuckle
well, and there is no specially good reason
why it should, unless it wants to shut in the
territory. It cannot, of course, buy it
cheaply, as tbe owners are able to operate it
themselves, and there is no especial reason
why they should rush thflgs. Mr. Jamison,
whahas been attending more closely to the
!weII;tb"ftQ a,nyther one in interest, reports
it1 is doing about as it started out, and he
hasTJeea informed by drillers that it would
likely be largely increased if drilled deeper.
EVERETT PIANO CLUB,
Or Co-operative System of Selling Pianos,
Is the most successful and satisfactory plan
ever tried. We are delivering pianos as fast
as our wagons can hanl them, Our mem
bers get the lowest possible price, because
there are enough members to contract for
350 pianos, and thus save 575 in the price of
each piano; 350 members, each paying SI
per week, will pay for one piano in cash
each week, and we deliver one piano per
week on these payments. Members who
pay all cash, or who pay $25 cash and $10
monthly, can take their pianos at once, and
still get the discount obtained by the club
contract. The piano selected by tbe club
has no superior. Having tbe whole market
to choose Irom on so large a contract, we
chose the Everett, because it gives full
value, dollar for dollar. We pay nothing
for reputations of men who died years ago.
The Everett is a piano of to-day, with all
tne latest improvements. The tone is rich,
powerful and musical, and they are made to
wear. Each piano is warranted for seven
years. Now don't wait too long. Our club
is not yet full, but we are delivering pianos
and it is filling up rapidly. Send for circu
lar or call and see the pianos at once.
Alex. Boss, Manager,
TTSu 137 Federal street, Allegheny.
The Flowers That Bloom In-the Spring:.
A Dntch house in Holland, from whom
we buy bulbs, were instructed by letter to
duplicate our last year's order for bulbs.
They consulted their dictionary and found
that duplicate meant to double, so they in
nocently shipped us twice as many as the
year before; consequently, we have just
double the number we wanted, so to help
them and ourselves we will allow a discount
of 15 per cent on all purchases amounting
to 1 and upward. Hyacinths, tulips,
crocus, narcissus, etc:
B. A. Elliott Co.,
C4 Sixth st., Pittsburg, Pa.
v At Groetzinger's Special Sale
Next "Wednesday, of all goods on displav at
the Exposition, will be included all short
lengths of brussels and ingrain carpets ac
cumulating from the brisk fall trade at
half price. The pieces run from 10 to 30
yards. 627 and 629 Penn avenue, next
Wedding; Gifts In Silver.
The handsomest assortment ever shown.
Trunks of silver, elegant pieces in cases,
new designs, superior workmanship. Make
your selection at E. P. Boberts & Sons, cor
ner Filth avenue and Market street tsd.
To-day we will sell jnen's fine kersey,
melton and cheviot overcoats, silk-faced,
worth 518, at ?8 to-day. P. O. C. O., cor.
Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court
75c. Only 9 More Days. 75c.
Fine cabinet photos at 75c per doz. at
Teager & Co.'s fine galleries, 70 Federal st,
Allegheny. Bring baby.
Irish Point Lace Curtains at Half Price!
Silk chenille curtains athalf pricel Turco
man curtains at half pricel Slightly soiled
by dust at the Exposition go abalf price,
beginning Wednesday morning, October 23,
at Edward Groetzinger's, 627 and 629 Penn
Wine of Pepsin
For dyspepsia, indigestion and enfeebled
condition ofthe stomach. Pint bottles, 75c,
at Fleming's Drugstore, 412 Market st
Use Angostura Bitters to stimulate the
appetite and keep the digestive organs in
"Wainwbiqhx's beer gives genuine sat
isfaction always. All dealers keep it xusn
F. Ss V.'fl Ison Citr beer is vnrivaled.
uonnoisseura pronounce it so.
GLASSWORKERS THIS TIME.
The A. Flint Glass Workers' Unlsn Compels
O'Hara's Men to Strike The Reason, a
Former Which Benefited the Employes.
Another strike was initiated yesterday
morning, this time among the flint glass
blowers. One hundred and fifty men and
boyTemployed at O'Hara's flint glassworks
at Thirtieth street and the Allegheny Val
ley Bailroad, turned in when the whistle
blew at 7 o'clock, and almost immediately
turned out again.
The difference between the men and the
firm is owing to the use by the latter of a
former, which facilitates the operation of
fashioning the "lip" on the ordinary glass
pitcher. This "jormer"has been used in
the works for the last seven oreigbt years.
It is made of metal and shaped similarly to
the interior of the pitcher. Before it was
introduced by the firm the unfinished article
was taken from the hands of the presserand
gatherer by a boy, who, alter reheating it in
the glory hole, handed it over to "finisher,"
whose business it was to manipulate it into
a cylindrical shape, fashion the handle and
turn out the lip. Under this plan the oper
atives took all the responsibility of the
If it was cot properly done it conld be
broken up, and of course no pay allowed for
it About COO pitchers' are usually turned
out in a day, and the entire 500, if not prop
erly rounded and finished, would be de
stroyed, the men being at the loss. To ob
viate the loss of time from this cause the
former was introduced.
The boy, after reheating the half finished
pitcher, instead of turning it over to the fin
isher for manipulation into shape by hand,
presseu iv uuwu vu iue lormer, wnen tne up
was formed and the vessel given a perfectly
round shape. On this arrangement the firm
took all responsibility for inferior work, and
the result was an increased output and cor
responding gain to the men. The "finisher"
was dispensed with, but not his services; he
was provided with other work. O'Hara's men
of themselves did not take exception to the
use of the former, they were quite inclined
to see it in use because they found their ad
vantage in the increased output
It is said that the present action of the
Flint Glass Workers' Union is tbe outcome
ofthe late strike at Tiffin, which was brought
about bvthe introduction of aping for mold
ing eightiuch dijbes. Two of O'Hara's
former employes are shareholders . in the
Tiffin Company, and remembering that the
former was in use at the O'Hara works, an
adjustment ofthe difficulty was arranged on
the understanding that the union would
take action against that firm for using it
This, then, is tbe canse of the present dif
ficulty. The A. G. W. Union held a meet
ing on the question last veelc. and on Sun
day evening the glass workers held a lengthy
session to decide on their action. It was un
derstood that the O'Hara men were strongly
opposed to going ont, but they were finally
ruled by the executive.
When the men appeared at the works yes
terday morning they asked the foreman to
dispense with the former. He said he could
not do so withont authority from the firm,
none of which were present, They then re
quested that a boy should at least occupy the
finisher's seat at a rate of 52 per day so as to
smooth over the difficulty, but this also the
foreman declined to do without authority.
The men then left, saying they had no op
tion but remain out
Tbe firm when seen vesterday had not yet
decided upon any course of action. They
claim that since tne former has been in use
for seven or eight years without any difficul
ties occurring on the head of it, ana since in
stead of dispensing with a man they were at
present in want of a good finisher, that the
action of the union is incomprehensible.
When the packers have gotten through with
their work they will be idle until the works
start up again.
Indications would point to a lengthy tussle
between the firm and the union. The firm
feels itself aggrieved, and holds that a prin
ciple is involved which they cannot well
concede, while tbe union charges that the
firm has disregarded the scale of last Decem
ber in employing a boy to do a man's work,
and in dispensing with a man in the position'
of a finisher. ,
CAEHEI NOT A DETECTIVE.
'Squire Porter Says the Former Never
Served a Warrant.
Alderman Porter was seen yesterday in
regard to the statements made by Constable
Tom Carney in regard to the "speak-easy"
conspiracy cases. The 'Squire stated that
Carney never executed a warrant or mads
an arrest for him.
If Carney held a commission as a detective
for the Porter agency the alderman said he
had no knowledge ot It
Cabinet photos, l per dor. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st rasa
Wondebfui, bargains at Semple's stores.
Closing ont See advt to-day.
BIBER i EASTDN,
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
SOME SPECIAIj bargains
42-inch sideband costume cloth. These
are all wool and a real bargain, 60c.
- 42-inch solid colors, all wool, 37c
38-inch Tricot, extra value, 37Kc
51-inch all wool costume cloth. These
are choice colorings and worth 65c, 50c
54-inch striped suitings, all wool, 75c.
51-Inch extra quality costume cloth,
Fine imported broadcloths, a, $1 37, $2.
VELVETS AND PLUSH.
18-inch silt: plush at 50c.
21-inch silk plush at 73c
16-inch black and colorad velvets at 50a
18-inch black and colored velvets at 75c.
Our elegant and commodious
CLOAK AND SUIT BOOM
Otters to you immense variety in low,
medium and finest imported garments.
Special provision for Misses and CMI-,
dren. Genuine Seal Garments at special'5
close figures to early buyers.
B. J. HOBHER & CO.,
61, 63 AND 65 WERT TWENTT-THHtD ST.,
LARGEST EXHIBIT OF
ABTISTIO FURNITURE IN AMERICA
Ten Show Booms filled with the latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of tbe world,
Novelties of London production.
Novelties of Paris production.
Novelties of Vienna production. v
Our own importation. '"
Novelties of American production. fnelBdJsg
those or our own manufacture. .
Visitors to New York are cordUlIy'lsvtte to'
call 'and examine our stoek and price, The
central loeatloa of oar ostabHahmeat (adjefe-
feu- Bl II WttAAAt OLMfeA t AU. mJ -
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
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' 1 &
There's a special sale of
this mornlng-the blegest glove bpif if
Pittsburg and.AIlegheny buyers ever
saw. ,It begins this morning how lsz-f3
It will last denenos noon how wall oat
. .- ?
reaaers appreciate a genuine Bargain. -k
1 ' $z
A very large lot
. PERRIN FRERES,
Lacing Eld Gloves,
efi ., '
Colors and Black; ' j
tl a pair worth at least 1 54
This Is worth your attention.
And a special sale of -
Booth and Fox
6x8 at $7 60, usual price, flL i
6x7 at S3 80, usual price, til
Bo you know that these are the beet J-y
Comforts made and that they cannot be "
duplicated. They will not last loss ,,'
1 "vr J7V&
ndredandFlftr -'-'' ?.
One Hundred and Fifty '
ITALIAN SILK BLANKETS,
Fulislfe, ' ,.
At 3 each.
These are geaufaie. fiffir, imported
Earlier Importations all sold oat at 7 88.
These blankets areJapee&Hy ate
for solas, cenefees, eta, fcefeg both
viceable and ornamental. The e
lugs are of Eoaun eeets. rieh
See them la the "Blaaket Ease"
THE CLOAKCAND SUIT!
Departments are 1
buyers by the thoaeesd. There 1
conceivable BhaW la a Iesg or shorty
garment t&at la net feaad here la the.
most extensive variety of luoisWoatlous.
Some compete teat so sosyof 1
beautiful new shapes arerrisaaed;
gaudily. They .find all tbe ska
trimmed for every taste hers. The
pletesess of the steak Is a Barrel.
A grand opening hniiness la.
Onr Seal ganaeBts are 6-f fcebettaVj
talnable quality, strictly Americas -
(taken In Alaska) of tse best Loaim
If we charged 15 to E9 sere pert
ment than other booses oar guarantee,
would not be better than It is while we
charge so more and generally less..
seal garment should be bought ears-
fully quality and fit beta JMt la
NOVELTY SEAL JACKETST
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.'tlT,1 " f,S
Bead oaf "ad." dHy-aet fer beaaty
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of rhetoric, feet far a .;' ofte iii
homely, statement of faeu.ttai wJM be -ff
JDS. HDRNE i CO
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