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'WEDNESDAY, KOliiBER- 1888$
; know whether
am much of a -winner or not; rather suspect
I'm not, bnt still, you see I shall lire in
spite of the fact that the polls went against
me. I have made a standing fight against
the Democratic nominee, some weak-kneed
Republicans, and pretty nearly every news
paper in the city, so that the defeat is not to
lie wondered at."
Coroner McDowell was told last night
that he might rely upon having 6,000 ma
jority at least, and turning irom his desk in
the Coroners's office he said: "I must say
that I feel very grateful for this indorse
ment on the part of the people of my ad
ministration of this office. I am more than
pleased to see that my efforts to conduct this
office on a proper and respectful basis to the
unfortunates with whom my duty brings me
in contact, are appreciated by the pnblic
"I haTe no complaints to make nor do I
feel sore on any subject connected with the
campaign as I have the best possible evi
dence that the citixens of this county are
with me in the fact that they have again
placed in my hands a trust which no man
has ever accused me of abusing."
They Boiled Over at Sir. Johnston's bneceas
The Latter Gracefully Acknowledged
The Democratic hosts were considerably
scattered. It was so unusual a thine for
them to capture a county office of the im
portance of District Attorney that they
could not contain themselves any in one
spot, but gravitated from the rooms of the
County Democracy to those of the Randall
Club, and then at intervals scattered out on
the streets to inspect the bulletins in
front of the newspaper offices. Here
aud there someone who wanted the
earth would from time to time inject a
query as to the result in Ohio, Hew STork,
New Jersey or Iowa, but as a rule he was
regarded with pity but not generally re
galed with soothing syrup.
R. H. Johnston, Esq., seemed mainly oc
cupied in an energetic attempt to prevent
heme smothered with congratulations. It
was given out that he was attending a
school board meeting in the Fourth
ward, and then he was heard of at
No. 98 Diamond street, and then
somewhere else. When finally caught he
was found to be struggling with a cold
heavy enough, under other circumstances,
to send a man to bed He wasn't in the
humor for speech making, but managed to
express his appreciation of the honor ex
pressed in the preference.
So much attention having been civen the
fight for the District Attorneyship, many
people for a time seemed to forget that for
the Coronership, but Harry Beltz
hoover was an interested party. He was
self-possessed at the outset, but as reports
continued to show that in the city he was
making a good run with Johnston he
evinced a more lively interest, and listened
with attention to the reports of the proba
bility of the rural districts keeping up the
proportion measnrablv. They were slow
getting in, but T. O'Brien explained that
the autumn leaves falling had in many dis
tricts impeded the transmission of news.
At 11 o'clock some figuring was done with
intent to show that the gallant Harry had
considerable margin to go upon.
W. J. Brennen was one ot the calculators.
At the hour named he was figuring on John
ston's majority, and thought Beltzhoover
baa. a fighting cnance, out, said ne, "we
are only attending to the county fight, and
know nothing ot the State." In common
with the rest, Mr. Brenneu bad fortified
himself with a dose of local consolation large
enough to neutralize a vast amount oi dis
appointment regarding the general result,
and, in fact, there wasn't much, as butlittle
Lad been expected so far as Pennsylvania
When someone announced that the Twen
tieth ward had given Harrison TOO majority
a year ago and Dick Johnston G96 yester
day, the County Democracy got up on its
hind feet and howled, and when 'Squire
Herman Handel addedthat Johnston had
carried Snowden township and that it never
before approached nearer perfect felicity
than the defeat of prohibition by one vote,
there were many who were willing to admit
that lite might possibly be worth living.
All in all they were the best humored lot
of Democrats seen in a long time, willing to
embrace all their enemies and everybody else
except the Democrats of the First ward who
had cut Johnston.
(Republicans Received the Returns at the
Americas Clab and In the Fire Alarm
Tower Little Enthnslam.
The Republican headquarters on Fifth
avenue, were not opened last night. The
Republican leaders were either at the head
quarters in the fire alarm office or at the
Americas club rooms, on 'Wood street, where
the returns were received. The Hagee
Flinn people occupied the former, while the
Qnay crowd was located at the Amencus
The Americas Club had a private wire
direct irom Mr. Quay's residence and re
ceived the returns irom all over the State
and parts ot Ohio, New York, New Jersey
and several other States. The room was
crowded from an early hour, there being
many prominent politicians in and out dur
ing the evening. Colonel T. M. Bayne and.
H. D. W. English sat at a table
surrounded by other members of the club,
who received and announced the returns.
Among the others who dropped in to see
how matters were going, were: Captain G.
C. Hamilton, A. J. Logan, Major Lew
Brown. James S. MnKean, the aspirant for
the Pittsburg postmastershin; James A.
Gilleland, candidate for the same position in
Allegheny; Warden E. S. "Wright, Wilbur
S. Ailing, of the Connecticut Legislature:
Attornev General Kirkpatrick, District At
torney Porter, H. H. Bengough and W. B.
The returns began to come in shortly after
7 o'clock, and from the very first indications
pointed to a Johnston victory for District
Attorney. The interest all centered in the
Johnston-Bo wand fight until about9 o'clock,
when Harry Beltzhoover's side of the
column of figures began to assume rather
large proportions. Great surprise was ex
pressed at the way the Democratic vote ran
in some of the districts.
Mr. Rowand's apparent defeat was taken
in the best of humor. There was not a de
pressed countenance in the room. "When a
return was read showing adverse results,
Colonel Bayne wonld say, with a smile,
something about the irrepressible Republi
cans. At 9 o'clock 33 districts had been
Jieard from. These gave Koirand 2,535
votes; Johnston, 2.731; McDowell, 2,369:
Beltzhoover, 1,757. A telegram from H. P.
Brown, of Rochester, to Mr. Boyer stating
that Rochester had given a Republican
majority of 140, the largest vote ever given
any candidate lor State Treasurer, was
greeted with cheers.
The members of the club remained until
about 11 o'clock, when they assumed that
Mr. Rowand was defeated and began to de
sert the headquarters. The Republican can
didate :or District Attorney did not make
his appearance at the club the entire even
ing. Mr. James S. McKean, when asked
what he thought of the result, said: "I can
only say that I will have some bets to pay,"
and he immediately started out to bay Mr.
"W. D.Eisner a hat. Colonel Bayne laughed
when asked the same question, and said that
the Republicans must have forgotten them
selves and worked for the wrong man.
Shortly after 11 o'clock the rooms were en
tirely deserted. At that time 68 districts
hail been heard from, and the vote stood as
fullowt: Rowand, 4.730; Johnston, 5.604;
'McDowell, 4,758; Beltzhoover, S.612.
A QUILT EVENING.
JsVot Enough at Stake nnd a Utile Too Cold
to Eothnse the Crowds.
It was a dry election night on the streets,
RVihe only excitement nf nnl twins-
- . -j .. -..-s
around the newspaper offices. Tee Dis
patch posted bulletins at its Fifth avenue
office and also at its branch office on Carson
street, Southside. The latter place proved
quite a novelty to Southsiders, and attracted
great crowds of curious persons anxious
to know the results The people on
Fifth avenne had a busy time running
from one place to another, but there was
little or no demonstration, beyond a faint
cheer when a particilarly favorable vote
was posted. The crowd swarmed around
The Dispatch business office and cheered
lustily as the returns came in. It was a
raw night, and when it had been
pretty well settled about 10 o'clock
that Boyer would be the next
Treasurer and Mr. Johnston the District
Attorney the people began to disperse. It
was an exceptionally quiet evening, and
after midnight the only people stirring
were the energetic reporters, and some
straggler who was interested in the fate of
Foraker or the defeat of Mahone in Virginia.
Tablet That Show Jn.t How the People of
These Two Cities Voted homo Note
The following tables, compiled piecemeal
and too late for accurate footings, tell their
own detailed story:
DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND CORONER.
cT ? 2
Third. . .... 72
Second... ..... .. 51
Third - 26
Sixth . 83
Second....... ...... 4 56
6 First. 41 115
Second , 24 1M
lblrd W 70
Fourth 20 21
Fifth 38 71
Sixth......'1. 63 82
Eighth 18 79
7 First 56 164
Second 70 89
Third. 33 45
8 J' liS t . . .
Second 29 49
9 First 43 63
Second 75 68
l II " IrSI,
At Second ...
n First 22 tS
Second 83 48
Third 61 83
19 First 5S 112
A" Second 66 54
-IQ First .".
XO Second 38 S05
BOROUGHS AND TOWNSHIPS.
ITott Rowand Was Tbnmpod by the Country
Folk of tboConnty McDowell Kan AH
Right Odd Features.
The boroughs and townships showed a de
cided majority for Johnston for District At
torney, nnd yet gave McDowell, of the op
posing Coronial ticket, a steady lead. In
some places the unpopularity of Rowand
was very apparent from the voting. For
instance, in Elizabeth borough, the votes
were: Rowand, 60; -Johnston, 120; while
McDowell cot 129 votes to Beltzhoover's 57.
By this it will be seen that some 60 persons
who voted against Rowand right there,
found no difficulty in voting for McDowell,
and, with 12 who had abstained from voting
altogether, secured the latter gentleman a
majority of 72.
The same was noticeable in the Third
ward, Braddock, where the voting was:
Rowand 38, Johnston 73; and for the Cor
onership, McDowell 164, Beltzhoover 34.
The Fourth district. Baldwin, election
smacked of "trading." The numbers were:
Rowand 62, Johnston 52; and MoDowell 10,
Beltzhoover 103. In Elizabeth 17 Yotes
were cast for James Nevine.
In both Mckeesport and Braddock the
election was extremely qniet and the vote
unusually small. Rowand was cut unmer
cifully by the Republicans, while McDowell
was traded for Rowand votes. Tne polling
places were almost deserted during the day.
In some places the voting was very close.
In Beltzhoover borough (where oddly
enough, Beltzhoover was badly beaten),
Johnston got 61 votes, to Rowand's 59. In
the Fourth Chartiers District Johnston got
59 votes to Rowand's 54.
There were also some bis majorities. In
the Seventh District, Mifflin, Rowand got
51 to Johnston's 8 votes, and McDowell 49
to Beltzhoover's 11 votes. In the Fourth
District, Baldwin, as has already been
mentioned, Beltzhoover beat McDowell by
f 103 to 10. ,
"With regard to the State Treasurership,
the sentiment was clearly in favor of Boyer.
The Mansfield figures are worth a study.
Boyer cot 134 to Bigler'g 42, and McDowell
cot 135 to 46. Reading thus far, one would
say that the returns showed a very nniform
Republican majority. But then comes the
District Attorneyship voting, and Johnston
gets 115 to Rowand's 64. Clearly Rowand
was, here again, badly cut by his party
Further retnrns from McKeesport show:
Treasurer Boyer 563, Bigler 415. Judge
Collier 1,079. District Attorney Johnston
557, Rowand 454. Coroner McDowell 556,
Braddock gives Johnston a majority of
155. The vote was not large, only 576 ballots
being cast. Two precincts in the township,
where there have always been large Repub
lican majorities, only give Rowand 4 votes
over Johnston. McDowell, for Coroner, cap
tured the borough by a vote of 262, to 249 for
Beltzhoover. The two precincts of the town
ship give him 122 majority.
IXYITED TO PITTSBURG.
The International Sunday School Associa
tion Will Meet Here.
A convention of delegates from the Bab
bath schools of Allegheny county was held
at the Second Presbyterian Church last
night for tbe!purpose of inviting the Inter
national Sunday School Association of the
United States and Canada to hold its next
annual convention in this city.
Eighty-eight delegates, representing as
many different Sunday schools, were pres
ent, beside a number of pastors and other
Sunday school workers. City Controller
Morrow called the meeting to order,
and W. K. Jennings was elected
Permanent Chairman, with W. S. Maxou
as Secretary. It was unanimously
decided to invite the convention to meet here
in June, 1890. A committee was appointed
to appoint sub-committees on finance, enter
tainment, arrangements, transportation and
printing. The committee appointed consists
of the chairman and secretary of the meeting
together with J. W. Hays, "of the Trinity
Lutheran Sunday school; E. S. Gray, of the
Second Presbyterian; Thomas Corde, of the
Filth Avenue Baptist; Samuel Hamilton,
of the Butler Street M. E., and E. S.
Morrow, of the Forbes Street TJ. P.
MINNEAPOLIS IN LUCK.
A Government Building In Thnt City Tbnt
lias Been Completed.
Mihseapolis, November 5. On to
morrow morning the new Government
building will be occupied by the postoffice.
The building is a model ot its kind and has
been erected at a total cost of 5750,000. It
stands 150x125 feet on the ground and is 1U
stories high, with a central tower 152 feet in
The first quarterly report of tbe Minne
apolis postoffice in 1854 shows gross receipts
of $7 79. In 1872 they were $J0,B44, while
in 1S89 they have reached tbe enotmoua sum
The Mortpnry Bcport for the Week
Irs Iast Satnrdny.
The mortuary report for the week ending
on Saturday last shows that there were 72
deaths in the city. In fatal results fevers have
fallen off from the previous three weeks,
there being but two deaths from typhoid
fever. The leading causes were: Throat
and lung diseases, 17; diphtheria, 9; con
sumption, 5. Of the total number 24 were
less than 5 years and 13 were over 60 years.
Thirteen died in hospitals and eight met
death by violence.
FOR THE INCURABLES.
The Besnlar Monthly niectlnc of the Homo
The managers of the Home for Incurables
held their regular monthly meeting in the
Y. M. C. A. building yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Pressley, the secretary, reported four
applications for admission to' the Home.
During the month one death occurred, that
of Mrs. Johnston, who had been an inmate
of the Home since its beginning.
For Keeping n Gambling; Honor.
Chief Kirschler, of Allegheny, yesterday
arrested William Coppus, proprietor of the
gambling den on Ohio street near Madison
avenue, which was raided night before last.
Coppus escaped at the time, bnt he was
known to the police. He was held in 51,000
bail for trial at court.
Graham Docs Not Know.
County Becorder Graham states that he
does not know how much the capital stock
of the new Hand street bridge will be, as he
has no estimate of the cost or rebuilding the
structure. He said he supposed that at the
meeting in December tbat wonld be the
principal business to be transacted.
One Thonsnnd StrlUInc Carpenters.
Hambueg, November 5. One thousand
ship carpenters have struck for better winter
pay. The masters are inclined to concede
the demand, provided the men work the
same number of hours as in summer.
THE TEST A SUCCESS.
Stockholders of the New Electric Motor
Company Flensed The Line Now Being
The stockholders and officers of the Elec
tric Railway Construction Company, that
has been for the past week making a test of
the new McEIroy-Nicholson motor system,
of this city, are perfectly satisfied with the
test. A number of them visited the ground
yesterday where the electricians were run
ning the car and fonnd everything to work
smoothly. They are delighted with the
-system and say that it will be a perfect suc
cess. For the past week or 10 days, a stranger
strolling on West Carson street, Southside,
would have been mystified by the actions jot
a number of men who have been running an
old Citizen's line car up the street, and then
again, standing to one side while the car
moved along of its own accord. How and
then they noticed the car disappear in an
old shed just west of the Clinton furnace.
The doors would be closed, and peering eyes
The car is the one being experimented
with by Mr. W.J. McElroy. the well
known electrician, in the application of the
McElroy-Kicholson system for the distribu
tion of an electrical current for
the use of street cars. The formation of the
Duquesne Electric Railway Construction
Company, with a capital stock of 5600,000,
to test the new system, was noted in The
Dispatch some months ago. A descrip
tion of the system was also given. Soon
alter the company was formed, it rented an
old stable near the Clinton furnace, and
made it the terminus of the experimental
line extending west to the Point bridge.
The line and car is now about complete.
For the past week Mr. McElroy with a num
ber of assistants have been testing the sys
tem. The cars have been run half way
to the bridge by the current, " through
the mud and under different condi
tions. Mr. McElroy says, that only
a few minor changes are yet to be made to
insure a successful demonstration of the ef
ficacy of the system. Three will be made
by the first of next week. If all goes well
Mr. McElroy expects them to make a public
test of the system.
Over $40,000 have already been expanded
in bringing the invention to perfection and
preparing the practical test. The result,
if as satisfactory as the partial testa and as
successful as its promoters anticipate, will
give to the world a motive power that prom
ises to surpass the incomplete storage sys--
COAL CAN GO 0DT JSOff.
The Blver Channel nt tbe Benver Bridie
The width of available river channel
under the Pittsburg and Lake Erie bridge
at Beaver has been widened to double its
width. As soon as the rise reached a barge
-depth on Monday, Captain John A. "Woods
determined to take action to remove some of
the obstructions at that point, caused by the
temporary piers of timber erected by the
Keystone Bridge Company. This action
was threatened by Captain "Wood in an in
terview published in The Sunday Dis
patch. The steamboat D. B. Wood was
sent down the river with a large force of
men, and one of the timber piers was torn
away. No person on the part of the rail
road company or the bridge company ob
jected to the demolition, and it is probable
that none of the members of those companies
have any objection to the work done. The
tearing away of the false pier increased the
available channel from a little over 100 feet
to over 200. There will hereafter be little
difficulty in running barges through the
John A. "Wood & Son did not send out
their tows until they received word yester
day moraine that the channel had been
widened. Then they sent down 26 coal
boats by the John A. "Wood and S. L.
Wood. Word was received yesterday noon
that the large tows had successfully run the
Telegrams from Cincinnati, yesterday,
announced a fall in the price of Pittsburg
coal. Fourth nool coal went down to fi
cents per bushel, third pool 6 cents, first
ments from this port during tbe past ten
days have caused the decline in price.
Ltrge shipments have been made from the
EILLED WITH A FENCE BAIL.
A Filtsbura Tool Dresser to be Tried for a
Thomas Lee was arrested in Allegheny
last night on the charge of murder. On
Halloween a dance was given in the Opera
House at Evans City. During the night a
quarrel arose among several of the young
men present. It ended in a general fight.
One of tbe men, named McCall, a resident
of Evans City, was beaten over the head
with a fence rail and seriously injured. He
was 'aken to his home, where he lingered
until Monday morning, when he died. In
consequence of his death, several of
the participants in the fight were ar
rested and placed in the Butler
County Jail. Lee, who is a tool
dresser and lives in Pittsburg, had been at
the dance, and afterward returned to the
city. Last night an officer Irom Butier ar
rived with a warrant for him. He found
Lei at a meeting of the O. H. Perrv Coun
cil, Jr. O. U. A. M., at their hall o'n Fed
eral street, and placed him under arrest
He will be taken to Butler this morning.
Lee positively denies any complicity in
the killing. He slated that he was at" the
dance but did not know McCall, and had
nothing to do with the fight. He heard that
such a man had been hurt, but was innocent
of any participation in the afljir.
THE CYCL0RAMA SALE.
Nd Appnrcnt Foardation Discorcrnblo
Socb a Report.
Having heard a rumor to the effect that
Hebrews of Allegheny contemplated buying
the Cyclorama building, picture and all,
with the intention of turning the structure
into a Hebrew theater, a Dispatch re
porter called on Mr. G-. B. Logan, one of
the stockholders of the Cyclorama Company,
to see if the report was true or not. Mr.
Logan said that he had heard nothing of
any such transaction, but he, for one, would
be willing to sell if the price could be ar
ranged. Sfajor Max Klein, who was seen
with the view of getting the Hebrew side of
the story, denies all knowledge of any such
fmrchase. He also thinks that it is not
ikely to be made, and that the Hebrews do
not want a theater.
LOCAL ITEMS. LIMITED.
Incidents of n Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Iteady Rendlnc
Eaiii.Y yesterday morning the dock of the
William Thaw ferry boat at the bottom of
Chartiers sttcet, Allegheny, commenced to
leak, in a Jew hours it had sank so deep that
all travel except that of passengers between
Allegheny and the West End, was stopped.
Tbe old dock had been in use lor many years
and is such a wreck that a nen one will have to
The Society for tbe Improvement of the
Poor, yesterday, received an order for SOU
bushels of cnal, Irom a charitable gentleman
of this city. Tbe ladies In charge wish it to be
known to the public that donations of flannel
and worn linens will be gratefully received.
HITHER AKD THITHER.
Movements of Fitrsbnrscrs nnd Others of
William S. Booth, of Gloncester, En
gland, was in the city yesterday. He Is boend
for Mobile, Ala., and Mexico. The object of
his visit is to inquire into tbe quality and
quantity of ramie produced In this country and
Mexico. Mr. Booth spent some time in Brazil, '
and fonnd veiy high duties on imports in ex
istence as well as a lack of communication with
other countries. He said that during the late
Jellow fever outbreak, in one city near Rio
anelro, 20 per cent of the population died
from tbe disease.
WHAT WILL BE DONR
The Ceremonies of the Drexel Recep
tion Explained in Detail.
THE BISHOP WILL EECEIVE HEB.
A Holy Procession From the Convent House
to the Neir Chapel.
HER EELATIYES TO ARRIYE T0-5IGHT
A telegram was received in this city last
night that Archbishop Byan, of Phila
delphia, would arrive In Pittsburg this
evening to be present at the reception of
Miss Kate Drexel at the Convent of Mercy
on tWebster avenue to-morrow. He will
arrive on the limited express, and while in
the city will be the guest of the Very Key.
Father Wall, rector of St Paul's Cathed
ral. Bishop O'Conner, of Omaha, will also
arrive to-night and will make his head
quarters at the Episcopal residence. None
of Miss Drexel's friends are here yet but
they will probably arrive on the limited to
night. The heads of all the branch houses of the
Mercy Order in this vicinity will be present
at tbe ceremony which takes place from 10
to 12 to-morrow forenoon. The formula of
the reception is a very pretty and interest
ing one. It does not partake of the death
like solemnity of a profession which in Miss
Drexel's case will not take place until about
November 1, 1891.
THE CEEEMOKT RITUAL.
Miss Drexel is now dressed in the garb
of a postulant. This consists of a plain
black dress, lace cap and black lace veil.
This she wears at the reception until the
ceremony of blessing her religious habit
takes place. She will be led into
the new chapel where the ceremony
is to take place by the Mistress of Novices,
Mother Inez. They will be preceded by
one of the younger sisters, who will act as
cross-bearer. She will carry aloft a large
gold crucifix which is significant that the
postulant's future life must be her own sal
vation. On ordinary occasions the novice
is preceded by a number of little girls
dressed in white to represent angels. This
part of the ceremony has been dispensed
with by Miss Drexel.
When the procession appears before the
Bishop, who receives her, the novice steps
forward, and with her attendants kneel st
his feet. They hold lighted candles in their
hands, and the Bishop asks the usual ques
tions about her admission into the order.
The first question is:
"My child, what is it you demand?"
Miss Drexel will reply: "Tbe holy habit
GIVEN THE BEADS.
Then follows a long list of questions and
answers in which the novice renounces the
world and takes up her new life. Thennn's
habit is then blessed, with the sinctnre,
beads and veil, by the Bishop. The novice
is then led out and dressed in her new hab
iliments. She is brought in again robed in
the habit When the procession re-enters
the chapel a choir of trained voices sing an
thems of joy. The postulant is thee blessed
and tbe ceremony closes with a benediction
ot tbe most holy sacrament
Archbishop Ryan will preach the ser
mon. The latter Will be on the aims and
objects of the Mercy order and the good, it
has accomplished in the way of charity and
mercy. The sermon 'will be mainly directed
to the yonng postulant and what good deeds
she may hope to accomplish.
A dinner will be given by the postulant
immediately after the reception, and Che ex
ercises will be ended.
She will probably be professed about No
vember 21, 1891. The service of profession
is more solemn and impressive than the re
ception. The postulant prostrates herself,
and the Bishop spreads a black pall over
her, meaning that she is dead to the world.
The choir chants a mournful hymn, and the
postulant is given the black veil and ring.
After the profession Sister Catherine, as
she Will then be known, will leave for the
Mercy Convent at O'Connor City, Nebras
ka, near Omaha. On October 21 last the
sisters of this community celebrated their
silver jubilee of the establishment of the
first house in Omaha.
A $100,000 C0NTBACT.
The Imke Erie Will Cat Down the Heavy
Grade Between Shannopln nnd Bhons
lown Work for 200 IHcn.
The Pittsburg and Lake Erie Bailroad
signed a contract yesterday for leveling the
track between Shoustown and Shannopin,
in Beaver county. The contract price for
the work is $100,000, and it is expected that
it will take 200 men six months to complete
the work. The line now running between
these two points is on heavy grade. The
grade is about 26 feet to the mile. Between
the two stations there is a distance of two
miles, making 52 feet of an ascent, which
necessitates an extra locomotive on all
lreight trains. This work has long been
under consideration ot the officials of the
road. They have at last concluded to level
the grade and run a straight double track.
The present tract runs parallel with tbe
Ohio river, but in a circuitous manner. It
is now proposed to blast the hill and lay the
new track about 26 feet lower. To do this
there will have to be an immense amount ot
excavating, the present estimate being that
180,000 yards of material will have to be
removed. The present track is laid upon a
stretch of rock, so that it good deal of blast
ing will have to be done. Between Shous
town and Shannopin there are eight ravines,
and these will be bridged over by large arch
culvert!, making waterways for the
numerous runs. The arch culverts will be
built of solid masonry, and on the top of the
arch the track will be laid.
At Shannopin the new line will be about
500 ieet, and at some points about 26 feet
nearer tbe Ohio river. The contractors, the
I Wcmeburg Brothers, are going lo commence
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state that it is a difficult job, because there
is so much rock to be dynamited and re
moved, but it is expected that the two
points will be joined early next spring.
Shoustown will connect with Shannopin
at a point north of the present track.
TUB FETER STILL TilERB.
An Epidemic ot Virulent Diseases
Koalog In Lavrrencevillc.
Several weeks ago Lawrenceville was
-threatened with an epidemic of diphtheria,
as well as other virulent diseases. Dr. M.
C. Cameron stated to a Dispatch reporter
yesterday that diphtheria had now sub
sided. It is a rare thing, he said, to get a
patient suffering with that disease. He
said, however, that scarlet fever was preva
lent; that in a number of thoroughfares be
low Butler street families had two and
three children suffering from fever. He
said that when scarlet fever reached a home
generally every child was. attacked with it.
Pneumonia is ulso widespread in Lawrence
ville, but the cause of its prevalence is at
tributed more to atmospheric caue than to
any impurity that arises from the bad sani
tary condition of tbe neighborhood.
Scarlet fever, which broke ont in the
Episcopal Home a short time ago, has en
tirely disappeared from that institution, and
the officials are conimensurately happy.
They have a large charge of children, and
were nfraid it might have broken out among
them all with fatal results.
Brass Fanndry named.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning fire broke
out in the brass foundry of the Gas City
Manufacturing Comcanyand almost totally
destroyed the works. The loss was about
$6,000, partly covered by Insurance. Two
stables on either side were damaged. The
owners of the stables, Bobert Winters and
John Patterson, place their loss at $50 and
f 100 respectively.
DELP TROUBLED AGAIN.
Showmen Refuse to Taenia tho Albemarle
They Threaten to fine tbe Proprietor
Schlosser Between Tires. .
X Messrs. Schlosser and Dellenbach, when
they leased the Albemarle Hotel from S.
Delp. thought that all they had to do was
to step in and take possession, but they were
mistaken so far as one of the storerooms in
the building is concerned. When they at
tempted to take possession of the said store
room they found that Van Essen and
Thomas, museum proprietors, had rented the
room from Delp previous to the date of the
lease. The museum men refused to vacate,
claiming that they had rented tbe room in
good faith, with the intention of conducting
a museum, and tbat they had been
put to considerable expense in mak
ing improvements, paying salaries, etc
The museum people say they have no
trouble withlSchlosser and Dellenbach, but
they will not give np the room until they
are reimbursed for their expense. When
tbat is done they will vacate. They say
that if Delp does not do what they consider
the right thins they will go to law about
the matter. The story, as heard by a Dis
patch reporter from tbe lips of one of the
showmen, is as follows:
"Van Essen and Thomas rented this room
from S. Delp on October 21. There was no
lease made, but the verbal agreement, made
in the presence of two witnesses, gives
the room to us until May 1. 1890. When
this agreement wns madewe paid Delp $25
to bind the bargain. The rent was to be
$175 per month, and we are ready to pay it
as it is dne. We have Delp's receipt in lull
for the $25 paid him, and when we got that,
we started to make the necessary alterations
toward turning the room into a museum.
Imagine our surprise, then, when Schlosser
and Dellenbach asked us to vacate, saying
that they had leased the room together with
the rest of the building from Delp. We
immediately went to Delp and offered him
the balance of tbe rent for the first month,
bnt he refused to take it He said that, as
we had no lease, we would have to get out.
This we do not propose to do, unless he
makes us whole on our expenses and returns
the $25 deposit We have placed oursideof
the matter before Major Montooth, and if
Delp does not come to terms by to-morrow at
noon, we will bring suit for damages. We
figure that we are $200 out and if Delp pays
us that amount we will go. We do not wish
to make any money out of the matter, but
we do want what is right."
S. Delp, when seen about the matter, re
fused to discuss it further than saying that
the museum men would have to go. He
gave no reasons, and it is likely that there
may yet be lively times on Sixth street.
UES. BAIM0ND HEEE.
The National Organizer of Humane Societies
In the City.
The Humane Society held its regular
weekly meeting-at their rooms, In the Penn
Building, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Eay
mond, of the Humane Journal, of Chicago,
was present and addressed the members on
the workings of humane organizations.
Mrs. Baymond is the national organizer,
and is perfectly familiar with the operations
of every society in the country.
Secretary Davidson reported the donations
received during the week: Charles J. Clarke
contributed $50; Thomas C. Jenkins, $10; A.
J. Heinz, $5; Mellor & Hoene, $5; Mrs. W.
H. and Misses E. L. and Annette Smith. $1
each; Mrs. S. S. Carrier, $2; Mrs. John Mc
Cullouch. $2: Miss Dida McCulloneh. 82:
Mrs. A. L. M.k SI. Justice Smith, of Wall
station, sent $20, the amount of fines in
flicted npon James Smith and Patrick
O'Bourke, for cruelty to animals.
88 TO EITHER BAI.TTMOKE OR WASH.
Via Pennsylvania Bailroad,
November 7 to 12, good to return until No
vember 16, inclusive. If you purchase
tickets to Washington at this rate it will
give you an opportunity of stopping off at
Baltimore to visit the exercises attending
the Catholic Congress tobeheldjin that city.
Parlor cars on day train -and sleeping cars
on night trains to either Baltimore or Wash
ington without change. Seats and berths
can now be seenred on application at the
offices, 110 Fifth avenue and Union station.
A Mew Batch
Of $10 overcoats for to-day's sale, including
fashionable silk-faced kerseys, chinchillas
and worsteds. Many of them are also cut in
ulsters. Price to-day, $10. Don't fail to see
them. We venture to say nothing like 'em
can be seen in this city short of $22. To-day
they go at $10. P. C. C. O.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House.
We don't ask you to give.us the prefer
ence on the 4-4 Shaker white flannel at 35
cts. to-day unless you think it a great bar
gain. Boggs & Buhl.
Ladies' gents' and children's scarlet, nat
ural wool, camel's hair and merino under
wear. Large stock and lowest prices at H.
J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market street.
If you hold a family ticket from Hen
dricks & Co. 's photograph gallery, 68 Fed
eral streel, Allegheny, use it and get a
handsome life-size crayon for Christmas of
yourself or children free. Good cabinets
?1 per dozen.
Solid Gold Filled Watches,
Elgin or Waltham make, gents' size, $18;
lady's size, $15; watch clubs charge $32 and
$36 for the same watches; also special bar
gains this week in silverware and fine
mantel clocks, at Hauch's, No. 295 Filth
ave. Established 1853. -wTsa
We will thank you for the uatronage bnt
do not expect the preference of your pur
chase on the 4-4 white Shaker flannel at 35
cts. unless vou see it is a remarkable bar
gainwhich it is. Boggs & BrHL.
Don't Bo Deceived,
Especially when your health may be at
stake. Ifanyone offers you Johann HofFs
Malt Extract and it does not have "Johann
Hoffs" signature on the neck of tbe bottle,
do not take it under any circumstances.
Call telephone 1018 and LaveBaeuer
lein's special brewing bottled lager beer.
Quarts or pints delivered to your residence.
Fine watches a specialty, low prices a
certainty, at Hanch's, No. 295 Filth ave.
Kntnrnl Gas Bills Reduced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keei-e Gas Appliance Co.,34 Filth av.
NovnirrES in men's neckwear at James
H. Aiken & Co.s, 100 Fifth ave.
Doles given away Worth from 25c to
52, with purchases in all departments this
week. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Nntnrnl Urn. HUM Reduced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co.,34 Filth av.
Don't let whisky get the best of you, but
get the best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 50 ver full quart. For sale
everywhere. Ask for it. bto
Fine watch repairing at Hauch's, lowest
prices. No. 295 Fifth ave. vrrsu
NnlnrnI Gns Bill Redneed 75 Per Cent.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co., 34 Fifth av.
A glass of F. & V.'s Iron Cltj beer at
night insures quiet sleep.
Dress Soils. a
For a good fitting dress suit or overcoat go
to Pitcairn's, 431 Wood street. wr
UNION OF SCIENCES.
Meeting to Arrapge a Confederation
of Pittsburg Societies.
THE FEOJECT SET WELL 05 FOOT.
Committee Appointed to Arrange Details
and Secure Booms.
5INE ASSOCIATIONS SEPEESMTED
Delegates from nine scientific societies
met lastevenmg in the ladies' reading room
of the Pittsburg Library to organize a plan
for the federation of the societies. The fol
lowing named gentlemen were present:
Botanical Society, Dr. William K. Hamilton,
J. D. Sbafer, Esq., and Prof. B. H. Patterson;
Amateur Photographers' Association, Prof.
Breading Speer, H. W. Beymer and A R.
Neeb; Microscopical Society, Bey. AV. J. Hol
land, C. G. Milnor and Q. H. Clapp; Odonta
loglcal Society, Dr. H. Da Pay; Pittsburg Den
tal Society, Dr. Walter F. Fnndenberg; Archi
tects' Society, George S. Orth and A. Peebles;
Art Association. C. C. Mellor and George H.
Macbeth: Engineers' Society of Western
Pennsylvania, Charles Davis; Obstetrical So
ciety, Dr. Frank McDonald.
Invitations bad been sent by the secretary
of the Microscopical Society, which initiated
tne movement to tne Nanette cino, tne Phila
telic Society and the Allegheny Coqnty Med
ical Society, but those organizations neither
sent delegates nor any answer to the invita
tions. Bev. Mr. Holland was chosen Chair
man of the meeting and Mr- Clapp, Secre
tary. The credentials of the delegates were
read. Eev. Mr. Holland said that the meet
ing was an informal one, and tbat he con
sidered it to be in order to hear the views of
the delegates. It might be possible that
some of them had received instructions from
the societies which sent them. It was de
veloped that none of the delegates were in
structed. The contemplated plan was ex
plained by Bev. Mr. Holland.
THE CENTBAL IDEA.
The central idea of the federation is to
unite the societies in the rental, furnishing
and maintenance of a building where the
societies can hold their meetings, where
they can keep their collections and establish.
a joint library oi scientifio and technical
books. At present the several societies meet
in various rooms in the city, in some in
stances having cramped quarters, with poor
facilities for the preservation of books and
collections, and perhaps holding- uncertain
tenure of their rooms. It was explained that
a scientific building, to be owned by the
confederated societies, was an ultimate aim;
but at tbe first it would be necessary to rent
rooms. The library and curiosity rooms are
to be kept open constantly, under the charge
of a librarian or curator, so that any mem
ber of the societies may resort to them when
ever desirous of so doing. Bules must be
'established for the confederation.
This outline of tbe scheme was approved
by all who spoke. The general plan was
accepted without criticism, and it was felt
to be necessary only to agree upon the work
ing details. No similar organization exists
in this country, as far as is known, but as
sociations something like it have been
formed many yearn in Philadelphia and
Buffalo. Mr. Mellor explained that each
society should maintain its separate organi
zation and constitution, the confederation
being only for convenience and mutual ben
efit In the minds of some of the projectors
there is an expectation that tbe confedera
tion will lead to the establishment of an
academy of sciences.
COMMITTEE OIT DETAILS.
After general and informal discussion a
committee was appointed consisting of
Messrs. Holland, Macbeth, Davis, Shafer
and Mellor, who shall formulate a definite
plan aad seek suitable quarters. The meet
ing adjourned to meet, probably in about
two weeks, at the call of this committee.
The societies represented last evening have
a combined membership of nearly 900 mem
bers, distributed as follows: Engineers, 400;
Botanical Society,. 75; Art Association, 90;
Photographers, 72; Architects, 30; Odonto
logical Society, 45; Dental Society, 25;
Microscopical Society, 85; Obstetrical So
ciety, 40. The Engineers' Society if one of
the largest in the United State. It was ex
pected that Prof. Brashear, President of the
Engineers' Society, would attend the meet
ing. He is one-ot the most enthusiastic in
favor oi the project, and general regret was
expressed at his inability to be present.
OH THE WHARF PARK.
W. K. Thompson Relates a Conversation He
Had With-William Thaw.
Mr. W. E. Thompson says that he knows
nothing of the alleged offer of' William
Thaw to give 5200,000 toward beautifying a
park on tbe condition that Mrs. Schenley
donate the ground. He says further, that
he does not think such a proposition was
made, but that a misapprehension exists
Mr. Thompson states that a couple of
years ago, when the subject of parks was
discussed by Mr. Thaw and himself, he sug
gested to tbe deceased philanthropist that if
he wished to do something of the kind he
might build a wall either at low or high
water line, or midway between, on the Alle
gheny wharf, let the city fill the space and
convert it into a pars; or, 11 no icit use
it, he might do the whole
of the work himself. To this
Mr. Thaw replied that the project might be
surrounded with much difficulty. It might
be said that it would interfere with naviga
tion or wharfage and meet with determined
opposition. Some, other person at the con
ference suggested that such a project would
meet with opposition in Councils if certain
people were not allowed to grind axes on it.
Natural Gns Bills Eedaced 75 Per Cent.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth ay.
From bad sewerage or undralned
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines tho system, creates blood
diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually be .
cured by the use of the genuine
Price, 25c Spld by all druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts
burg, Pa. Get the genuine; counterfeits
are made In St, Louis.
Never fail to cure.
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL' PASTILLES,
the crest European remedy against all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.
Sold 'by all Drugzlsts.
Small boxes. 25c; large boxes, SOc
CIO A.RS-TRTOUR HAND MADE CIGAR.
The best agar for 4 60 per hundred. Also
a fall liae Key west asd etear Havana claws,
at JNO...A, XENSHAW.4 CO'S.. ceraer
Liberty aad Ntetbtts, ec5-75-wa
A5GET BENNETT ELSIDEflTS.
Tfcsy Thremtea to Boycott Ika WePenii
sad Travel oo the Valley.
For some months past the lady passengers
on the early trains from Bennett to Alle
gheny.on the West Penn Eailroad.havs com
plained about the crowded condition of the
cars. They say the first two or three trains
are composed of four car each, which are
insufficient to accommodate the large trareijj
on the road. Theysay that when the early"
KNua .Dennett there is always a large ji
crowd of men waiting to go Into town. Be-X
lore WB tram stops the men jump aboard
and monopolize all the spare seats, leaving-
.. .uu ,uc entire journey. t
A number of mmnliint. T..4. k.. . j
to the conductors, asking thera for better
facilities and comfort in traveling between,
these points, but apparently they are in-r
different to their requests. The ladies have
aiso wagea a complaint with the authori
ties of the road, asking for an immediate
Investigation into the matter. The Bennett i
passengers on the West Penn road threatea
to cross the Forty-third street bridge, and
and travel by the Allegheny Valley. 'They.fc
allege even then ther wnnli k n nocWtw
alter paying bridge toll, because the fire oafl
the latter road is very much cheaper, beside
vciu uiusq cuuvcaieni.
B0 BIYALRI EXISTS.
Denial ot tho Report Concerning Tsre
Hebrew Associations. '
The reported rivalry between the Young f
aien s iieorew Association, of Allegheny.''
i -m m . " 1-J
ana tne vasneorata uiub, is denied by.mem-g
oersot tne iormer society. Mr. SamFelii
denheimer, a prominent member of the Yi a
M. H. A., says:
"All talk of trouble between our Associa
tion ana tne lancoraia, is nonsensical.
They are two entirely different societies,
with entirely different objects. Onr associa
tion is formed on about the same lines as
the Young Men's Christian Association,and
the Concordia Club is purely a pleasure r
society. Neither society has anything to do
with the other."
About Saving Money on Drets Goods 7Se "
Saved on Woolen Skirts What's Going
to Happen Thursday in the Millinery
JOB. HDRNE i
PENN AVENUE STORES?
PrrrssTTsa. Wednesday, November 8, 1381V
When yon can save JB or
S3 or more in the mate
rial lor your dress by
bnyingitheTe it's better
than finding just so much, '
money. Yon know Its
yours In welcome.
Here -is. one of the
chances foe a big saving t
while at the same tune
yon get one of the best
Stan's In the department. J
Actually GOc a yard under price.
Make your own calculations:
Choice 40-inch Silk Warp Hen
riettas, richest and best color
ings, excellent finish, at 75c,
when the regular price Is 1 SB. 60c a
yard saved if you fancy the goods, asdj
Practically 75c, bnt actually fide mvi
you on one lot of imported Plaid
lugs, Just'the some In design and coloriagf
the Jl 50 goods, but-notqultesogoodaqi
(not even 25c a yard difference) and the'pricel
Is 7sc a yard. tj
would yon plcxup3oa as many times a taere j
are yaras oi gooas in a aressr nere you get it
an at once:
Just opened for
day, 14 choice desi
in English stria Sail
rugs. Imported goods?
which have always sold
at 1 65 a yard price
'' bow same as domestle
- goods of the same nlni,
$1 35 a yard.
And a clear gift of
from 15 to SO-you caa
can call it that If yon
like. Don't ask the.
why, but take lt'f
There's no reason in the '
goods themselves, your
can rest assured.
A lot ofiteSl
"Robe Pawra7ii teedal t
a slaughter of prieS
Sometimes is does si
good to look back. Call v -
to mind those Wool
Union Skirts we sold
yon last season. Yotf
paldtl 75 for them and
the wearing proved'
theirworth of the price.
We don't fear a careful
calling to mind of these
Bat It Is better, stm .
lor you we bought the s1
entire lot tbe mono- ;
factarers had on hand
-i .v ni k.
more made. The price
now is 11.
We have been preparing for onij.
Grand winter Opening for weexs nacK. j
Preparations at the stores and our
buyers have been East. But now all Is
lOMMJ WU M.O WjdSSiaUUUJD MUf c
and with rack tales of Milliner;: Chap-J
iera on xiau, enspters on aaanza,
chapters on Toques, chapters on dainty
bits for children, chapters on Feathers, '
chapters on Birds, chapters on Blbbcns.
The newspapers are no places for their
monster volumes of Millinery stories.
The papers are good enough, but space is Ilav .
ited. They will teU a boiled down newspaper,
story this evening and to-morrow. . '
The onenlnc berfns to-morrow momine and8
lasts thronfib the week. Everything In readi-.
ness to-morrow morning; bright and early
Everybody Invited and welcomed. f
JBBcHD'RNE I COgs
...... . ...--i- pTnuPe
TWW AVENUE oxvivw
VTsHaW xlsMta rl .tjircTNbLE OTAl
H v... .. ...j, ftrnocm teas s freeafl
arrival of sew styles and patterns, 5" J1
Ktelk sts., OSaMFfJi