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THE ' ; PITTSBUKCr DISPATCH; "UOim&Jf N0YEMBER18F , 1889f
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Mr. Carnegie's Gift,
"Will it be Used as a Valuable Ad
junct to the High School?
COHMISSIOKER SCOTTS YIEWS.
The people on the Northside seem to Be
considerably agitated just now over the
future disposition of the Carnegie tree libra
ry. The magnificent structure is about
completed. Only a few more delicate touches
by the artist's brush and the great store
house, in which is to be garnered knowledge
or the minds of the masses, will be finished.
The thousands of people who pass by daily,
admiring the elegance of the massive stone
structure, with its tower pointing proudly
into the heavens, and the public spirit by
which the donor was actuated when he
made the gift, are asking questions on all
sides: "What is to be its luture?" "Who
will be in control?" "What class or what
proportion of the citizens will have access to
it?" "Will its advantages be extended to
Pittsburg?" and a score of similar questions
are causing 110 little comment.
It is conceded by nearly all that the new
library oucht to bear a close relationship to
the public schools, because only by the
former, through the latter, can the taste for
literature of a high class be cultivated and
raised to a higher standard in the coming
generations. With this idea in view, the
Allegheny School Board has extended the
High School course from two to three years,
and has added English literature as a sepa
DEPENDING ON THE J.IBBAEY.
While it will not be practicable to make
the new library a source from which the
High School or the ward schools will be
supplied with text books on English litera
ture, the school authorities do expect to de-
rive a greater benefit irom the new library
than is furnished by the present one.
The question as to who shall be placed in
control ot the new library is bothering those
interested, there being "an absence of any
agreement whatever between Mr. Carnegie
and the city of Allegheny about this mat
ter. Mr. Carnegie made his donation un
conditionally, without exacting any prom
ises irom the city to appropriate money for
its maintenance, or to look after its proper
management. The building committee will
band over the new library to the city early
in January. Whether city Councils will
appoint a board of trustees from that body,
or will ask the School Board to choose man
agers, or whether they will be selected from
the independent citizens are matters of con
jecture. There is a feeling that something
oucht to be done soon, and there is a dispo
sition on the part of all concerned to make
the start in the right way, as the
future success will depend very large
ly on the manner in which the en
terprise is conducted. Every intelligent
citizen of Allegheny is desirous of making
the library of the greatest value to the
greatest numDer, and how that can be
accomplished is a question that must be de
termined at the outstart or the whole enter
prise will fall short of the aims and objects
for which it was intended.
2fO UNJUST EULES "WANTED.
Mr. James B. Scott, in discussing the
matter in his home yesterday afternoon,
said: "The new library can be made of an in
calculable value to the citr.il it is not hamp
ered with unjust rules and regulations. Its
advantages ought to be placed wttbin reach
of every respectable citizen. Mr. Carnegie s
intention was to provide a suitable home
for the enterprise, and in this respect I
think it will be admitted, he has been
highly successful. He relies upon the in
telligence and public spirit of the city it
self to provide the contents of the library,
and to look after its satisfactory mainten
ance. The city of Allegheny has in opera
tion a public library under the immediate
management of the Board of School Con
trollers. Personally, I do not know
whether this library will be transferred
with its management to the new building, or
whether the city will establish a separate
library in the Carnegie structure.
"The duties of the commission, of which
I am Chairman, created to carry out Mr.
Carnegie's views for securing a home for a
public library, end with the completion of
the building and the transfer of the same to
tbe city. I do not know that any special
arrangements will be made in the mean
time or not This library will be free to
all, subject, of course, to reasonable rules
and regulations, such as would be approved
by all intelligent persons, but it will prac
tically be what the inscription over the en
trance recites, 'A Free Library.' I have no
doubt but that the city, through its authori
ties, will respond to the munificent eener
osity of Mr. Carnegie in this enterprise, and
that the city will have a library which will
reflect credit in its contents upon the splen
did home it will occupy.
THE QUESTION OF CONTEOL.
"I have been approached lrequently by
citizens of Allegheny as to the details of
the control and direction of the new library,
bnt I am not in a position to answer such
inquiries. My relation to the project is
confined to the erection and completion of
the building and the property. It has been
frequently urged that a permanent Board of
Trustees should be appointed which would
act continuously in directing the affairs of
the library and them anagement of the prop
erty, which board would have a great
advantage in consequence of its increasing
experience year after year, as the personnel
of our City Council, which contains many
men of very excellent qualities in every
respect, changes every two or three years,
the idea I speak of has been suggested to me
on numerous occasions. I allude to this
only incidentally, as it comes outside of the
scope of my association with the enterprise."
Bev. B. F. Woodburn, D. D., a member
of the Board of School Controllers, who
takes great interest in the matter, gave it as
bis opinion that there ought to be a board of
six or seven members, of which the Mayor,
City Controller and the Presidents of City
Councils might be members ex-ofHcio. The
others should be men uninfluenced by poli
. tics who could remain with the library per
manently. He said it was a pity Mr. Car
negie did not nominate a board of managers
when be made the donation, and be thinks
if he would even do so now, the city would
be satisfied. He does not fear any difficulty
about the city making the necessary appro
priations annually for tbe maintenance of
President Young, of the School Board, is
among the ones who are anxious to see the
enterprise started on broad, liberal princi
ples, with its benefits administered to all.
He anticipates that the new library will be
a great help to the schools.
There is so much interest being taken in
the matter thatthere is not much fear the
management will not be placed in capable
bands. As in the darkest of the dart ages
the lamp of learning continued to shine
with a still but steady light, so good effects
resulting from a careful control of the Car
negie Library may eventually be effected in
the community in which it is located.
Preaching to Jail Birds.
Mr. C. L. Bose and Bev. Martin, tbe
Prison Evangelist, conducted services at the
jail yesterday afternoon. Bev. Martin was
here two years ago. He makes it his duty
to exhort the prisoners in every city he
visits, and since his last visit here has ad
dressed the inmates of 160 prisons. He is a
very fluent talker, and seems to understand
just how to hold the attention of the class of
people be addresses.
The Sunday Morning Fire Tboaaht to be
Incendiary The Police Reports on the
Subject The Lots SS.000.
An alarm of fire was turned in from box
12 about 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning for
a fire in the building at the corner of
Fourth avenue and Market street occupied
-j by J. K. Durr as a hotel and cigar store on
the comer and bythetoyand notion stores
of Joseph Wise, No. 402, and Will F.
Scott, No. 404 Market street. The origin
of the fire is not known precisely by anyone
connected with 'either of the three estab
lishments, bnt as there was a gas jet burn
ing in the rear portion ot Wfse's notion
store, and the flames were discovered in
that vicinity, it is considered probable that
tbe gas jet is responsible. How any in
flammable material came into contact with
it no one can conjecture, but according to
tbe statements of tbe attaches or tbe build
ing that was the only fire about that portion
of the building.
When Chief Evans arrived on the ground
flames and sparks were shooting from the
top of the structure, giving the fire a de
cidedly dangerous appearance, and he
promptly sent in two additional alarms,
bringing three districts to the scene. The
precaution of calling out so many men was
timely, judging from appearances, but
energetic work by the First district pre
vented the flames from spreading to any
great extent The place where the gas jet
was located was directly beneath the shaft
leading to a skylight opening at the roof,
and it was the draft obtained in this way
that caused the flames to reach the $op of
the building in a short time. The fire had
leaped to the second floor, and made its way
into Durr's hotel before it was
discovered. The smoke and heat
and cracking awoke some of the
boarders whose sleeping rooms were at the
side of the shaft leading to the skylight.
They lost no time in vacating and giving
the alarm, and in a very short time the
people in the hotel had taeen themselves
out of the burning building to places of
safety. Tbe hasty exit was made in safety,
however, notwithstanding the confusion,
and in two hours time all were back again.
The damage to the hotel will not reach ?1,
000, and was chiefly to the floors, walls and
furniture of two or three rooms.
The fire that sped toward the roof was the
least destructive. In Wise's store, where it
originated, it spread to eithtr side, commu
nicating to Durr's cigar store and bar on the
one side and Scott's notion store on the
other so rapidly that when the department
got to work the first floor of the place was
a mass of flames. The efforts ot the
department were so well directed, however,
that it did not reach above the two floors
strongly enough to do any damage, except
to the roof and the cornice of the old West
ern Bank building at G7 and 59 Fourth ave
nue. The total loss on stock in the stores and
building will not be more than $3,000, much
of the damage being by wfter, particularly
in No. 402, occupied by Joseph Wise, who
is the heaviest loser. His loss will reach
almost 54,000, partially covered by insur
ance. Scott's loss is due almost entirely to
water and will not be more than a few hun
dred dollars. J. K. Durr, the hotel pro
prietor, was tbe most lortnnate of the three
men affected. His loss will be about $500.
The building, which is owned by the heirs to
the Schenley estate, fully insured, was dam
aged to the extent of about 53,000.
There are several suspicious circumstances
connected with the fire which seem to indi
cate incendiarism. The police authorities
have taken the matter in band, and are in
vestigating it thoroughly. The report of
Officer James Burke, who watched tbe
buildings while Officer Alex Bovard gave
the alarm, is to the effect that he saw the
fire starting in three, if not fonr, different
parts of tne building at once. The state
ment made by one of the insured that no
fire occurred in the basement is totally upset
by the testimony of the police, who saw the
burned material and the fire in progress in
the cellar. Altogether the probabilities are
that the late firerill prove a fruitful theme
of discussion among insurance men, as well
as of investigation on the part of the police.
HE PAYORS CHICAGO.
Colonel Andrew Tells Wbnt He Thinks the
World's Fair should Be.
Colonel James Andrews, the well-known
civil engineer, was visited by a Dispatch
reporter yesterday. The reporter was in
search of information about the World's
Fajr of '92, and thought that the Colonel
would be a good man to qnestion. He ex
pressed his views as follows:
"I am in favor of holding the fair at Chi
cago, because it is the most central point
available. JSew iorK Has bad one fair and
Philadelphia another. Let this fair be held
in Chicago, and make it entirely different
from any yet held. The fairs or
exhibitions of the past have not accom
plished as much as they might have, had
they been better managed. The idea has
been too much to amuse the people and not
instruct them. Wht good does it do the
public to see machinery? What is wanted
is novelty. Let those who will manage the
fair offer prizes for the newest and most use
ful inventions exhibited. Let them classify
and divide and sub-divide the exhibits un
til one can find just what he wants. This
thing of mixing the exhibits is a mistake.
In Paris there was a paper making ma
chine throwing out paper by the yard to the
accompaniment of a horrible smell from the
rags used. Bight at tbe foot of this machine,
of fine electrical machinery was on exhibi
tion. Just think of a man wishing to study
electricity and having to stand and listen to
the clatter of the paper-making machine, to
say nothing of smelling the odor." '
Colonel Andrews also thought that the
fight between various cities was going to be
injurious to a full display from the nations.
SCOTTISH KITE EEDKI0K.
Members West of the Mountains Will As
semble Here To-BIorrow.
The annual reunion of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Bite, for Western Penn
sylvania, will begin in Freemasons' Hall,
this city, to-morrow afternoon and will con
tinue until Thursday evening. There will
be two sessions on Tuesday, the Grand
Lodge of Perfection meeting at 1:30 p. u.,
and three on the succeeding days, when the
first session will begin at lO A. 21.
The Scottish Bite includes all Masonic
degrees from the fourth to tbe thirty-second,
and the body meeting here will bring rep
resentative men from all sections of the
Commonwealth west of the Allegheny
Mountains. It is expected that nearly 300
gentlemen will attend. Degrees will be
conferred on about 100 persons during the
three days. Each day the consistory will
provide lunch at noon, and on each evening
there will be a fine dinner in the hall. On
Friday there will be a meeting of the Shrine
of Syria Temple.
CHICAGO, UNION PACIFIC AND NORTH
The joint arrangement between the Chi
cago and Northwestern and Union Pacific
Bailways provides improved passenger ser
vice. The limited fast mail leaves Chicago daily
10:30 P. 31., carrying sleeping earsonly
from Chicago to Portland, in 82 hours;
to San Francisco in 85 hours.
The overland express leaves Chicago
daily 10:30 p. il; carries coaches and
colonist sleeper through from Chicago to
Portland in four days.
The Denver limited leaves Chicago daily
E:30 p. SL, a solid vestibuled train with
"Wagner or Pullman sleepers, free chair
cars, first-class coaches, irom Chicago to
Denver in 38 hours.
Chicago and Northwestern and Union Pa
cific dining cars on limited fast mail and
For information in full detail, apply to
any ticket agent or at agencies Chicago
and Northwestern or Union Pacific Bail
ways. E. P. WrLSou-,
G. P. A., O. & N. W. B'y., Chicago.
E. L. Lomax,
(J. P. A., U. P. B'y., Omaha, N eb. .
TWO OLD WANDERERS
An Ancient Austrian Couple "Walk
From Galveston to Pittsburg.
BOUKD FOE THEIR NATIVE LAND.
king Out a Scanty Living by Playing a
Music Box for Pennies.
ATTACKED BY PLUNDERING TEAMPS
Late on Saturday nigbt Officer Boyer, of
the Sonthside police, discovered a man and
woman, both advanced in years, sleeping
under shelter in Murphy & Diebold's lum
ber yard at Temperanceville. Upon awa
kening tbem and taking them to the Thirty
sixth ward station bouse, they told one of
the strangest stories ever related by a pair
They were man and wife, Joseph and An
nie Weibreitz.aged 60 and 65 years, and had
walked all the way from Galveston, Tex.,
whence thev had started four months ago.
On the way" they had supported themselves
by playing a small organ mounted on wneeis,
which they had with thenvwhen discovered,
and gathering alms or payment, but wnether
for starting or stopping the machine is a
matter of conjecture. At all events the
patrons they found lately were either devoid
of a taste for mnsio or .of the funds to
testify to its existence, as their available
cash assets when found only amounted to 9
Seated by the warm fire of the hospitable
station house, and filled with gratitude
and a good supper, they told their story.
Their home "was in a small Austrian town,
where they had four children living.
SETTLED IN TEXAS.
About seven years ago they had emi
grated, and settled upon some Texan land
which thev tried to farm, but misfortune
followed their efforts. The first two years
continuous drouth ruined their crops, and
placed them in debt, finally compelling
them to sacrifice their few farming imple
ments. They then started for the city
of Galveston, where the woman got some
scrubbing and other choring, while the map
did odd jobs, and they eked out a precari
ous existence. Their children bad by this
time heard of their bad luck, but being
themselves, as all German farm laborers
qualified to be acquitted of the guilt of
riches by any intelligent jury, could only
forward the tickets lor their parents to re
turn to their Austrian home. This they did,
sending them to Weibreitz' sister, who lives
in New York, and thinking, as all their
class in Europa do, that New York con
stitutes the whole country, supposed the old
people would be forwarded on the next
This was over six months ago, and in tbe
meantime tbe peregrinations of the old
couple in search of work had caused the
New York relatives to lose track
of them, and it was two months
after the arrival of the ticket when
thev again gained communication with
Weibreitz's sister, and then through an ad
vertisement in a Galveston paper. Having
no means with which to travel tbey invested
their whole capital, some $3 50, in the dole
ful exponent of airs from pinafore to Chop
in with which they accompanied their dead
Of the adventures they had in crossing
mountains and rivers they told interesting
and amusing stories. Once, in September
last, they were stopped by a band of tramps
who seized the orchestra of the combination,
and proceeded to help themselves to the
company's treasury. Fortunately the vocal
notes ot the old lady, which, unlike her
bank notes, were in the upper register,
attracted some farm laborers who captured
the tramps in the act of despoiling the poor
old travelers of all their valuables, and the
tramps are now awaiting trial for highway
robber in Nashville, Tenn.
Tbe officers of the station having satisfied
themselves that the old couple were honest,
and that the story told was correct in the
main, chipped in to make tip a purse for
their support, realizing about 55, gave them
a night's lodging, and yesterday morning
started them with a good breakfast on their
way toward the mountains. If they have
luck they will be heard of in Aitoona within
ten days' but that either one can expect to
reach Austria after the jonrney undertaken
is very doubtful. The old lady was clean
and fresh-looking, her cheeks as browned
and ruddy as a russet apple, and she ap
peared to stand the fatigues of the journey
inuch better than her husband, who is five
years younger. Lieutenant Booker says it
is the most peculiar case which bas ever
come under his observation as a police
MORE MAI0EALTI GOSSIP.
Mr. Warmcastle Not So Very Ambiguous
It is beginning to be suspected that certain
people are interpreting the announced can
didacy of Hon. S. D. Warmcastle for the
mayoralty as best happens to suit their indi
vidual likes and dislikes, and without much
regard for the accredited and reiterated
The following from Mr. Warmcastle
should settle the question. "If," said Mr.
Warmcastle, "if Mr. Gourley is nominated
I will be for him. If, however, it turns out
that Mr. Gourley is not or cannot be nomi
nated I am a candidate. I confess that I
see no need for quibbling over the terms in
which my candidacy is couched. When a
man says that he will accept a nomi
nation, he should be connted a can
didate, rlo matter what contingency
may be attached to the matter. It is early
in the struggle several men are avowed can
didates, and I have nowhere or at no time
positively stated that I am not a candidate.
Nor am I coquetting or playing fast and
loose with an honor any citizen of Pittsburg
might be proud(to accept. I have a right to
take my time in the matter of seeing what
aspirants develop strength or the opposite."
Manifestly the only inference to be drawn
from Mr. Warmcastle's latest statement is
thought to be that he has an idea that Mr.
Gonrley intends to retire from the contest
prior to the city convention.
It was stated yesterday in labor circles
that it will not be long before Mr. Gour
ley's Marshall township speech of several
years since will be sprung with a view of
arraying the labor element against him.
The late Thomas A. Armstrong, it will be
remembered, claimed in his paper, the
Iflbor Trioune, that Mr. Gourley publicly
stated on that occasion that $1 per diem was
sufficient for a workingman, or words to
that effect. It is evident, from the rumors
in circnlation, that this mayoralty fight
will be full ot novel and startling features.
USED A SHILLELAH.
Thomas Trnlnor Sent t j tho Workhouse for
Bentine His Brother.
Thomas and James Trainor were arrested
Saturday night by an officer. who heard a
great racket in their house on Cherry alley.
At the hearing belore Magistrate Gripp yes
terday morning it was developed that James
Trainor had come home drunk and bis
brother, by way of rebuke, had resorted to
the use of a big club with which he was
pounding the inebriate unmercifully when
the officer arrived. The magistrate, while
he deprecated the drunkenness of one of the
men, was much opposed to the summary
manner of punishment resorted to by the
other, especially as the latter bad been
there many a time himself, so he gave
Thomas 90 days to the workhouse and dis
charged Jameswith a reprimand.
Only Dm miners In It.
On Saturday evening a number of Pitts
bnrg traveling salesmen met at the Hotel
Boyer and prepared to organize a bnilding
and loan association or land company. Com
mittees were appointed on details. Mr.
Boyer was voted thanks for granting tbe use
of a meeting room.
Hmra 0B?iSs AI "-
Patties: the City In Good Sanitary Condition
for the Winter A Hospital for Erysipe
las Patients Needed.
Superintendent Thomas W. Baker, of the
Bureau of Health, is taking active measures
to put the city in good sanitary condition
for the winter. For the past week he has
bad' the inspectors of bis department exam
ing the back yards and courts all over the
city. Where dirt and rubbish are found the
leaseholder is compelled to remove them.
The idea is to get the city clean before snow
flies and turns the accumulations of the
summer into filthy slush. So far the general
condition of the town has been found better
than was anticipated.
In speaking of the health of the city yes
terday Superintendent Baker said : "There
are two things that require immediate at
tention if the city's health is to be guarded.
The first is sewer regulations. There should
be a law compelling owners of property on
streets which are sewered to make house,
connections with the sewer. This connection
should carry off the waste water and drain
the vaults into the sewer, so that no slops
could be run into the streets to endanger the
health of the community. Attempts have
been made to get a law of this kind passed,
but they have failed. This winter it will
be tried again, and the city bas grown so
and this evil has assumed such great pro
portions, that I Jo not think Councils will
refuse to protect the people.
"The other matter to which I re
ferred is entirely different There
is not in all Pittsburg a hospital where a
person suflering witn erysipelas can be
cared for. We can't take them at the pest
bouse, for we have no accommodations for
them. None of the hospitals will admit
them because thev are dangerons to the
other patients. I think that if any of our
hospitals take this up tbey will gain by it.
A separate ward would be necessary, and I
am confident that any hospital which asks
the next Legislature lor $8,000 or $10,000 to
build a ward for this disease will get the
money, and in addition will have advanced
a big argument in favor of receiving the
other appropriation it will want."
OH, TO BE A LADI'S MAN.
A Crestfallen Dnde Ignored by an Alabama
aialden A Stray Note.
He boarded a "Valley train yesterday at
Oil City. He was very nice, yet somehow
the peasantry who had taken seats in the
car which be entered failed to recognize
him until he had taken possession of two
seats, where he made bis silk-lined over
coat comfortable in one and his feet in the
other. Now a dainty little woman entered
with several companions, who had come to
the train with her to wish her a safe and
pleasant journey to her home in Mobile,
Ala. The swell took in the situation, and
comprehended that the lady was about to
start upon a long journey unattended.
Assist me all ye little'gods,
That patronize our clan;
I'll win tbis maid, I'll wager odds,
I'm just the one that can.
The train starts, and he is separated from
the lady only by tbe width of the aisle. He
coughs, just tbe slightest little cough. He
pats the floor with his shoe heel, then rattles
the window and a paper he pretends to read.
The passengers are looking their sympathy
for him, the miles are rapidlv dropping be
hind, and she has failed to discover that he
is on the train. She speaks to a friend in
the seat in front, and then looks out of the
window, away off in the direction of A la
bama. The hero now gets desperate; he
turns his seat so that he can look into her
face; still she gives no sign that she has
seen him. It is a circus to the other occu
pants of the car, and he finally realizes that
they are laughing at him. He settles down
into his seat, and seems to be making fig
ures upon the margin of the newspaper.
The brakeman calls out Foxburg, and the
discomfited knight makes a rnsh, but in
putting on his overcoat he manages to drop
the paper on the lady's seat. It is picked
up by the brakeman, and aronnd the margin
was written the following:
The writer is very favorably impressed, and,
if agreeable, would like to become acquainted;
intend making a Southern trip tbis winter, and,
if agreeable, would be pleased to call on you.
If lurtlier acquaintance is desired, be kind
enough to forward your address to J. E. M.,
Lock Box 147, Jamestown, N. Y.
P. 8. If you think the writer too bold,
please pass all errors and think no more of this,
or. if married, please excuse an ignorant ad
mirer. He is now flirting with the maids of
Butler county and is headed this way. He
can be identified by a bright red mark on
back left-hand corner of bis neck.
ST. MARTIN'S DEDICATED.
Tho New West End German Catholic Church
That Cost $34,000.
The dedicatory services of the new St.
Martin's .German Catholic Church, on
Steuben street, West End, were observed
yesterday morning. Previous to the serv
ices the Knights of St. George, St Martin's
Society, St. Aloysius' Society and St.
Mary's Society, all numbering abont 500
men, headed by a brass band, met the
carriage containing. Bishop Phelan at
the corner of Stenben and Main
streets, and acted as escort to
the church. Many of the houses
along the line of march were decorated with
American and Papal flags. The church
building was crowded with members of St.
Martin's and many other cougregations. At
half.past 10 o'clock. High Mass was sung,
Rt Bev. Bishop Phelan acting as cele
brant, Father S.uhre, of SS. Peter's and
Paul's, East End, acting as deacon, and
Father Fisber, of St. Joseph's, ML Oliver,
and Father Woelferl, as sub-deacons. Verv
Rev. Father Stranb, Protector of the Order of
Holy Ghost fathers; Very Rev. Father
Michael, of the Benedictine fathers; Verv
Bev. Father Brown, of the Holy Ghos't
fathers of Trinidad; Father Tobin, of St.
Marys; Father Swickert, of Chartiers;
Father Stager, of St. Joseph's Orphan
Asylum: Father Lowenkamp, of St. Philo-
mena, and Father Cosgrave, of St. James,
took part in the mass. The sermon, which
was in German, was preached by Rev.
Father Charles Duffoer.
The new churcb was completed recently
afacostof 534,000. It is a substantial
brick bnilding, the upper part being used
for the churcb, and the basement containing
two rooms for school purposes. Very Rev.
Father Brown, whose name appears among
those who took part in the celebration of the
mass, is the head of the Holy Ghost
fathers at Trinidad. Father Brown was a
delegate to tbe Catholic College which met
in Baltimore last week, and is on his way
home, but stopped over long enough to take
part in yesterday's ceremonies.
CROSSING THE CABLES.
TheWjlle Avenue Bope Will Run Under
. the Fifth Avenue Cubic.
The Central Traction Company laid its
cross-over frogs at the corner of Grant street
and Fifth avenue yesterday. Despite the
inclement weather a large crowd gathered
about the workmen watching their move
ments. Thousands stopped and asked the
question, "How will one cable cross the
This will be done as follows: Where the
Central line crosses the Fifth avenue tracks
a semi-vault, on tbe same principle as those
in frontofthepowerhouses.hasbeen orwiUbe
constructed. When the Wylje avenne cars
come up to the end ot the vanlt or about
ten feet from the Fifth avenne cable, the
grip will be released. The latter is then
carried off to one side, and tbe momentum
of the car runs it across the street. Then
the gripman will again catch hold of the
The Wylie avenue cable will run under
that ot tbe Fifth avenne line. A deflection
wheel will keep the grips of one line from
striking the cable of the other. The Fifth
avenue griptnen "will not have to release
their grip while crossing the other tracks.
The cross-over at Wood street will probablv
be put In next Sunday, and the Central line
will then be built. work on the power
house is progressing slowly, and the cars, it
is said, will not be running until February
WORK ON GAS LINES.
What the Different Fuel Companies
Haye Done This Summer.
PRICES CERTAIN TO GO HIGHER.
Average Daily Consumption
Pittsburg and Allegheny.
FIGUEESIN CDBIC FEET FURNISHED
On Friday, the 15th, the time in which
the natural gas companies could open the
streets for laying pipes and making house
connections, expired, and a Dispatch re
porter yesterday visited the various com
panies in hopes of getting some information
about what had been done this summer. In
formation was a scarce thing, however, as
the officials were busy in some cases and in
others were not to beibund.
The Allegheny Heating Company bas
just completed the putting down a 20-inch
main from Anderson street to School street.
The line is 3,500 feet long and cost $16,000.
It was laid with the intention of equalizing
the gas supply of Allegheny and will no
doubt be a boon to the residents of
the lower part of that city. The people
living above Federal street have always
bad a eood supply winter and summer, but
those living below that thoroughfare have
not been so fortunate. Every now and
then a howl would go up, and the officials
of the Allegheny Heating Company would
be compelled to face a crowd ot angry and
half-frozen customers, all of whom lived be
tween Federal street and Manchester. The
new line, in conjunction with the Philadel-
l!fi PjM.n,n'i aw QC I-.Ii .I..1 .hhSh
from Murrysville will, it is claimed, do
away with all trouble in the future by
giving a iuii ana regular supply at all sea
sons. Superintendent John Young, of the Alle
gheny Heating Company, gave some inter
esting figures on the consumption of gas.
Mr. Young said: '"There are from 400,000,
000 to 500,000,000 cubic feet used daily by
the private families of both cities. During
THE GAS CONSUMED.
the five cold months of last winter the daily
average consumption for Allegheny private
families was 15,000,000 cubic feet; that is,
15,000,000 cubic feet were used by those ot
our customers who had meters. There are
now over 4,000 meters in Allegheny, but last
year there were not more than half that
number. The average daily consumption
by each family is at present 2,000 cubic feet.
Gas will be no cheaper. If anything, it will
be dearer, because it is costing more everv
day to bring to the city. No advance will
be made, however, for some time."
The People's Natural Gat Company's new
line irom Murrysville will be completed in
a few days. The Murrysville end is an
8-inch wrought iron pipe, and the Pittsburg
end is a 12-inch cast iron pips'. The officials.
of this company also expect that gas rates
will be higher, but say that no action has
yet been taken. A gentleman in the office
stated that, while their supply was rather
limited at present, no serious shortage is ex
pected. The Consumers National Gas Company
has laid five miles of pipe from the Perrys
ville district to Allegheny, and promises its
customers a steady supply all winter.
The Manufacturers Natural GasCompany
could give no figures, but claims to be in a
position to supply all the gas needed by its
customers. This company does not use
meters, and tbe gentleman seen by the re
porter said that both customers and com
pany preferred the contract system. The
only reason given for snch preference is,
that there is less objection on the part of the
customer. NV important mains have been
laid of late by tbis company.
The members of several plumbing firms
were seen and all stated that very few per
sons who intended putting the gas in for
winter were caught with connections still
unmade when the season closed.
, GOING BACK TO COAL.
In fact, the only houses into which gas
has been put lately are the new ones, while
a number of persons who have been using
the fuel are having their connections taken
out, and are going back to coal. Tbis action
is caused in a number of cases by the Phil
adelphia Company's charging 12 -cents
per 1,000 feet if bills are not paid in ten
days after presentation, instead of 10 cents
per 1,000 as the contracts read. The com
pany probably takes this action to scare the
ignorant classes into paying their bills
promptly, but it has had the effect of anger
ing a number of consumers who know the
meaning ot a contract.
When ths reporter called at the office of
the Philadelphia Company, Superintendent
Gillespie was too busy to give any informa
tion on gas matters, and said that he did
not himself know exactly what had been
done in the way of putting down pipe dur
ing the summer, as he had not yet made his
William B. Hartupee, Superintendent of
the Equitable Gas Company, stated that his
company had put down 20 miles of 30-inch
main dnring the summer. This work was
completed about August 1. Between six
and seven miles of feed lines irom the
wells to the trunk line have also been
laid. This company furnishes all the mills
along the Allegheny river except two with
gas. The line comes in through East Lib
erty and ends at the foot of Tenth street, in
Brown's mills. In speaking of general gas
matters Mr. Hartupee said that the fuel
would be no cheaper, as the expense of
securing it was constantly increasing. He
also said that none ot the companies had
been caught with the streets open. It was
his opinion that, so long as the gronnd was
not irozen, permission could be obtained to
lay pipe after November 15, ordinance or no
THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY.
Railroaders Christian Association
brates Another Birthday.
The sixth anniversary meeting of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Young Men's Chris
tian Association, was held yesterday after
noon in the chapel on Twenty-eighth street.
About 500 people, chiefly railroad men, as
sembled. The programme included singing,
prayer, reading reports and an address.
The annual statement was presented by
Mr. Jacob Wiedman. The report showed a
strong interest in the work. A large in
crease in membership was the results
Mr. H. F. Williams, of New York, ad
dressed the meeting on the power of Young
Men's Christian Associations. He remarked
that they fortified the country. They
stretched out, and lifted benighted men
from the gloomy state of ignorance and
prejudice into a sphere of purity and
Mr. Orr, of the Central Association, said
it pleased him to hear a report that was
without the blues.
fined the Fire Boss.
The suit of the mine, inspector of the
seventh bituminous district against the
fire boss of the Laurel Hill mine, for a vio
lation of the fourth section of the mining
law was called before the Court of Quarter
Sessions of Washington county on Friday
last. The defendant entered a plea of
guilty, and was sentenced to pay a fine of
200 and rosts, which is the lowest fine that
could be imposed under the provisions of
the act. The suit was one interesting to
The Old Fllm-Flnm Game.
At the hearing yesterday before Mayor
Pearson, of Allegheny, the usual common
cases .of drunkenness and disorderly con
duct were disposed of. Michael Shay got 30
days, Lewis Becker was fined f5 and costs.
Henry Vitt and Albert Metz the same, all
for disorderly conduct, Harry Melrose was
sent to the workhouse for 60 days on a
charge of drunkenness. He was caught by
Detective Eichenlaub on Saturday night in
; the act of working the "flim-flam" oa an
Anderson street store keeper.
TIE BALTIMORE C0KGRI8S.
Dr. McAllister Takes Exception to- Flanks
-In tbe Catholic Platform.
Bev. D. McAllister preached yesterday
afternoon -in the Eighth Street Reformed
Presbyterian Church to a large congrega
tion on "Rome's Latest Attack on American
Institutions." He referred to the proceed
ings of the Baltimore Congress, and read
extensively from the resolutions adopted
and from papers read by laymen before the
He called attention to the renewed
assertions that the Pope was superior to
civil governments, that the ecclesiastical
law transcends, in Its obligations, the civil
law, and that the Pope ought to have tern
poral as well as spiritual power. Rev. Mr.
McAllister held that all of these doctrine
are antagonistic to the Government of the
United States, and illustrate anew the
assertions made many times in the past that
a man cannot be a good Catholic and at the
same time a good citizen.
The preacher devoted his time chiefly to
the attitude of the Catholic Church toward
the public school system of the United
States. He read the declaration of the con
gress that, while the public schools fail to
provide religious instruction, it is the duty
of Catholics to send their children to the
parochial schools, where they may learn
Christian doctrine. Christian doctrine, he
said, meant Catholic doctrine. In the
parochial schools the children were taught
what be considered- to be the dangerous
tenets of the Roman Church spoken of in
the first part of the address. For that rea
son he maintained that the parochial schools
are antagonistic to American institutions.
He said he hoped that a mass meeting to
consider the subject of parochial schools
would soon be held in this city, and that
there would be opportunity to go into the
real nature of the training given to the
young in them. The declarations of the
Baltimore congress, Rev. Mr. McAllister
said, were but a renewed notice that the
Catholic Church intended soon to demand a
division of the public school money for the
support of their" church schools. "They
win aemana mat mey te given a snare in
proportion with the number of children in
their schools, regardless of the fact that
Catholics have more children than non
Catholics, and that they represent com
paratively little property."
Rev. Mr. McAllister said there was dan
ger that the Catholic Church might succeed
in its plans in America. The people of the
United States, he thought, were peculiarly
slow to awaken to a public danger. Public
officials were thoughtless or careless. He
had been pained to see that President Har
rison and Secretary Blaine bad given their
approval, by their presence, to the dedica
tion of the Catholic University at Wash
ington. He advocated the enactment of a
law compelling the attendance of all chil
dren in the public schools of the nation.
In that way, he said, America would not
only escape being Romanized, but the
Roman Churcb would be Americanized.
Rev. A. M. Hills preached to the Jr. O.
U. A. M. yesterdav on "Bible and Public
Schools Essential to Our Civil Liberty."
He referred to the principles of the order as
being strictly American, and deplored the
removal of children from the public schools
to the parochial ones. He quoted exten
sively Irom the Catholic clergy and press,
and was glad to know there are many Catho
lic people who bave not lost their faith in
public instruction. Mr. Hills reviewed the
history of the church on the school ques
tion. He believes also in having the Bible
read in the schools every day.
EAST LIBERTY lOUffG MEN.
The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Chris
The fifteenth annual meeting of the East
Liberty branch of the Young Men's Chris
tain Association of Pittsburg, was held last
evening in the East Liberty Presbyterian
Church, corner Penn and Hiland avenues.
A large number were present, and the
spacious and elegant church was almost
filled. Tie Rev. O. V. Wilson conducted
Mr. Peter Dick read the annual report of
the association. He said that there bad
been no great achievements, but what had
been accomplished was well done. The
present membership numbers 159. This is
small in comparison with other younger as
sociations, but is large in comparison with
tbe limited facilities. During the rear
11,503 visits were made to their quarters,
an increase of 250 over the previous year.
The boys' branch of the association was in
creasing and becoming a promising feature
of the wprfc.
The Committee on Invitations was com
mended for its excellent work and the large
nnmber it had brought into the association.
Mention was also made of tbe credit due
the Entertainment Committee for the six
first-class entertainments given during the
winter season. Sincere thanks were given
to the churches that had thrown open their
doors to ihem, to the gentleman who bad
given them Liberty Hall free of rent, to
those who had helped tbem to fit np their
rooms, and to all their friends for their kind
suDport Financially the association is
solvent and has a surplus. Thev, however,
need $4,000 more to meet their wants for the
An address was given by the Rev. De
Witt M. Benbam. He took for bis subject
the words of John, the apostle: "I have
written unto ye, young men, because ye are
strong." He used tbis text to show that the
Christian work should be prosecuted by
voung men because thev are strong. John,
he said, when he laid down the net which
he used to catch men instead of fish, did not
give it to old men to take up in bis stead,
but to young men because they were strong.
The Young Men's Christian Association, he
continued, is doing the work to-day that
John did in those days, binding young
men together by the bonds of fraternity,
friendship and companionship, and pntting
the sword in their hands with, which to fight
for Christ. He lauded the Young Men's
Christian Association, saying that it has
done a glorious work, saved young men's
souls, delivered them from temptation and
danger, and extended its arms to them in
love and companionship.
Mr. James L Buchanan made an earnest
appeal for the association. He portrayed
its eood work and said that it needed $4,000
to carry it on for the ensuing year. It was f
the duty of all Christians to aid it.
A HAPPY BRIDE
Becelves an Everett Cabinet Grand Piano.
C. H. Siedle, ot the Third National Bank
of Pittsburg, is the fortunate member of the
Everett Piano Club this week. He held
card No. 214. Mr. Siedle is a recent bride
groom, and gets his piano just in time to
complete the furnishing of bis new home in
the East End. He is also the first tenor' of
the famous Haydn Quartet and an accom
plished masician, and at present about the
happiest man in Pittsburg. The Everett
club plan is a grand success. There is one
piano delivered each week onI weekly
payments, but members can take theirj
pianos any time by mating larger payments.
We understand the membership is not quite
complete, and the manager will accept a
few more good members. The pianos can
be seen at the music house of the manager.
Alex. Ross, 137 Federal st., Allegheny.
Tbe Only Place In Allegheny
To get a fine crayon or photograph for Xmas
is at Yeagcr & Cio.'s gallery, 70 Federal st.
Come early. Don't delay. Cheapest place
in the world.
CRCMKINE, BANE & BASSETT.
High Art Wall Papers nnd Interior Decora
tlens. The best things of all the American fac
tories lincrnsta, walton, lignomer, ana
glypta, relief papers, relief ornaments, wood
moldings and mural decorations ot every
description. , 416 Wood st.
Fine Far Capes,
All styles and qualities, at fewest prices, at
Eo9Bbu & Ce.'s. r acwsa
THI COWBOYS' HAID EIFI .
California Tea Gives tbe Uninitiated a few
Pointers-Sot Bad Fellows, Bat a Terror
to Evil Doers.
Fred W. Veazey, of Emeryville, Cal.,
better known among his fellows as, "Cali
fornia Ted," was found by a reporter re
cently at one of the hotels. Ted is a typical
cowboy and cattle drover of the wild West
He has made money and is bright and good
hearted. Naturally his odd dress attracted
the newsgatherer, and the following con
versation, in which Ted did all the talking,
was the result:
"At a rough guess there are 10,000 cow
boys employed on the cattle ranches," he
said. "No class of laborers are so poorly
paid, and at no possible streak of Inck can
a Northwestern cow-rancher work more
than six months in the year at a salary of
25 per month and board, the board consist
ing of corn bread, bacon and lard. Outside
of that we provide for ourselves. A cow
boy's complete outfit costs $145. That
is a first-class one. The cattle
company will furnish all outfits, and deduct
so much per month out of your salary till
paid for if so desired, but all thoroughbred
cowboys prefer to buy their own. To be a
successful cowboy one must be an expert
horseman, swift and unerring with the
lariat, know all cattle brands in the State,
and be familiar with all trails leading to
the dead line. There are two round-ups
one in the spring, the other in tbe fall. In
the spring the calves are separated from the
cattle and branded, and in the fall, or beef
round np all 4-year-old and the largest 3-year-old
cattle are run out and driven to the
dead line, the dead line being the destina
tion wbere the cattle are shipped.
"A large hat, rawhide suit and a carcass
full of bad rum do not make a cowboy. " Am
Detter natured .set of people do not exist
than the American cattle herders. He is a'
terror to all evil doers. Tbe horse fft$ef
road agent and Indian fear him above all
other enemies. The cattle man is alwavs
willing to help a fellowbeing in distress.
Eastern people ask why we wear such pecu
liar clothes and carry firearms. The wide
brimmed hat protects us from the sun and
winds which blow hot sand in our faces;
the heavy leather band helps to hold it
on. The "slicker" or coat is made of
rawhide, is waterproof, and long so as to
protect both ends of the saddle in wet
weather. The leggings are made of the
same material to protect our limbs from
thorns, which abound in the Western
country, as tbe Spanish lance, bush cactus,
schapperals, etc. High heeled boots are
made to ride in, not to walk; tbe high heel
to prevent the foot from sliding through the
stfrrup. The large kerchief worn around
the neck is very; useful, for when riding for
our lives and with our eyes full of mud and
dust we have no time to hunt in the pockets
for something to wipe them. We carry fire
arms to protect ourselves from stampeding
cattle, rustlers, Indians and wild animals.
"Once while in a Colorado cattle camp, a
young feilow came to ns and asked for work.
Being one man short the foreman put him
on. He worked a few months, when one
day be came in and sat down on a stump.
quisiub we cauin. me Doys naa oeen
drinking and playing cards all day. Two
of them quarreled; the one opposite the
door pulled bis gun and fired just as the
young man entered. The bullet pierced bis
heart, killing him instantly. "We dug a
grave and buried him back of the cabin.
We did'nt even know bis name, or where
be came from, and yon bet there was no
playing cards or drinking in that camp for
Tbe Ladles Delighted.
The pleasant effect and the perfect safety
with which ladles may use the liquid fruit laxa
tive, Syrup of Figs, under aU conditions make
it their favorite remedy. It is phasing to the
eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual in act
ing on the kidrieys, liver and bowels.
Manufacturing jeweler, No. 530 Smithfield
street, has a large and varied stock of the
following goods: Diamonds, watches,
jewelry, silverware, onyx goods in great
variety, bronzes, very beautiful terracotta
and Worcester ware, a large and beautiful
assortment. Also a large and. select stock,
of other goods and novelties, which are
being sold at the closest margins. Come
quick it you wish a bargain. srwr
$1 89-November Last MoMh-81 M
For fine cabinets at $1 00 per dozen, at
Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Pittsburg. Elevator. Fine crayons.
Special Sale Plash Sacqaent
800 fine plush sacques, 15 to $25, best
values ever shown.
MWSU EOSESBATJM & CO.
The Pan-Americans Are Gone,
But Marvin's Pan-American-oyster crackers
are with us and are delighting thousands of
people. Ask your grocerJor them. arws
None bat Pleasant Effects
Follow the freest use of P. & Y.'' Iron City
beer. The purest materials only ener into
its composition. AU dealers keep it.
Don'xlet whisky get the best of you, but
get tbe best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 50 per full quart. For sale
everywhere. Ask for it. uw;
ImpuritlEB in Hie LiYEr.
When the Liver Is crowded or clotted
with a mass of Imparities, its action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Pain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing. If unchecked, in
BROKEN DOWN SYSTEMS.
When you have these symptoms, try a
few doses of the genuine
Celebrated' Liver' Pills.
Price, 23 cents. Sold brail druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa, Beware of counterfeits
made in Bt. Louis.
FRENCH, KENDBICK & CO.
nrjE have justjrecelved dl
VV rectfrom the factory
an Important invoice of
BLUE AND WHITE:
(Opposite City XalL)
, jr-VtT i
MB. GARLAND'S LOSS.
His House on Mr. Wasalsctsa Banea Down 1
Lnsc KIch(-CBBlalata ot lae Hill Dli- I
trict fire Department.
Ex-Councilman M. MV Garland's resi
dence, at 22 Maple avenue, Allentown, was
destroyed by fire at 1030 o'clock last night
Just abottt the time that the rain was fall
ing the hardest the fire broke out in the
kitchen. Mr. Garland and his wife bad re
tired, and' did not know anything was
wrong until theyfonnd themselves almost
stifled by the smoke. They made all haste
and manag ed to get out without being seri
ously injured. Mr. Garland had his band
hurt in bre king a door open. v
A still alarm waa sent in to the Mt. Wash
ington Hoso Company. The carriage stuck
in the mud before it reached the scene of the
fire, and the hose had to be taken from the
reel and carried to the place., In the mean
time the fire had gotten beyond control, and5
the small stream that the company was en
abled to throw-was applied to the adjoining j
property, which would undoubtedly have I
been destroyed, had it been a dry- J
night The house, a two-story frame
building. was totally destroyed.
Tbe only- articles saved were
four or five kitchen chairs. Mr. Garland
got out with a boot and a shoe for footwear;
and a very scant supply of clothing. Mrs.
Garland lost a lot of valuable jewelry.
The total loss wiH reach ?6,000r on which
there was $2,000 insurance. Mr. Garland
waa very much discouraged at his loss. He
was married just about a year ago, and bad:
his house well furnished throughout withi
new furniture. " .w
There was considerable comment among
the spectators about the condition the hills
districts are in so far as fire protection isK
concerned. Mr. Garland said it was halfp
an hour after the fire broke out until the?"
nose company arrived, and others said the
water supply was very insufficient.
Farther Aid for Miners.
L. A. 10,604, K. of L., theatrical
mechanics, met yesterday, and unanimously
voted $10 in alleviation ot the distress, among
tbe miners in Indiana.
Electrical Union No. 2, held a special
meeting yesterday to appoint a Marshal for
the Armstrong parade. Secretary C. C
Thomas was elected to act in that capacity. I
Stad This and Show Jt to Tour Friends.
JDS. HDRNE i
PENN AVENUE STORES
PirrssUBO. Monday, November IS. lSHL
What a congress of bargains here in dress
goods this week The greatest stock these
cities ever saw is now in its fun.
Many items of goods jou never taw until
to-day at prices far below the uruaL
Many goods coining in that the pencil
hat put January prices on.
Hundreds of items could be given not
on a few pieces each, hat everyone speai-
Inp for complete and unbroken lines at,
choice new and seasonable goods away be
low the usual prices.
From 23c up, up and np to the finest j
broadcloths, Paris robes at any price you
wish to touch in aU your full money's
worm ana more is assured jou.
Items at random:
tn-uiwu xiDuvu oM.ytj -'ft-, Mrngw,
RA ...1.1. T?ama1. .a ntd. .T n...
at BOc a yard regular 75c goods. j
50-inch extra fine all-wool plaids aaa Y
stripes at 73c actually f 1 25 goods,
setting at that aU around ns. "
.51-inch very fine all-wool. suiHar
' choicest and most popajar JlfshtsJei
only 51 za a jaro regular v. a
50-inch extra fine English style suitings
in small checks add neat stripes usual
price $1 40 to fl 60. The bargain pencil
made them SI 25 as soon as they came.
60-inch plain English-finish broadcloths
in a complete assortment of shades In
every one' of 3 bargain grades 50c, 65c and
75c a yard.
A heavier broadcloth than the last item,
and one you never bonght under a dollar--
price 75c now.
50-inch French twilled Amazon cloths,'
full assortment of shades.
One $1 25 line is now $L (
One SI 3511ns la now SI 25.
CO-lnch French broadcloths at C jost
received and actually Imported to sell
$160. - v
Z. 4S-inchCaamaeres at E5c the very goods
we hear about oa other counters atSL
And 15c a yard is how much on your "
Our 85c line of 48-inch fine serge-weave . '
cloths never crossed a counter at lea thaa -"'
a dollar. - . - '
8atinStripedArmuresst75e worth We. 4
1,000 yards of 40-inch colored nk-warpl
Henriettas, Choice shades, at 75c a"yarjjP
stick never touched a piece of them beforasT
for, less than ft and SI 25 a yard. 'JW$
JLWliOX owwu jtr.Alus ab fju j AHS.
Skip scores of items to announce a grand
special tote of
A revolution in prices.
Over 123 designs.
Our entire stoeK of fine Paris Bobe Pat
terns, the choicest and richest goods ws
have ever shown.
Offering this morning
At quick selling prices
And 63 patterns
Bhown this morning
r for tbe first time.
These are opportunities for you that yew
hare not had the Ilka of this season. Aal
opportunity to buy, right in the midst cKtj
the Dress Goods season, goods that are not
old, picked over or shop-worn, at January
$10,112 50 and Jl5 will be the ruling; pojgj
ular prices, though there are many tkj
fine patterns at higher prices.
The $10 ones were
The $12 60 ones were
The $15 ones were
There is, also, a first of the seta an lot o
our own made robes, choice colorings, jooa.
all-wool goods, full-sized patterns, 30 difcewj
eat designs, braided front and waist 1
silngs in self colors, only SjS SO each.
Our Holiday Departments aro Alllac
rapidly and lots ot goods selling alrwM
These ever early buyers bilsg CbjjMmhI
alsaoet too fast.
JOB. HDRNE. i
MB PEKN AYBTCBf