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Democratic and Prohibition, respectively
I noticed with me suroriae that the nomi
nees of the other parties which had fited
nomination paper were omitted from the
ticket. Inasmuch as the names of these nomi
nees were at the Secretary's hand at the
time that the ballot was prepared, it
appeared to roe that that was the proper
time tor him to determine the question as
to how the names of all the candidates
placed in nomination by nomination papers
were to be arranced on the ticket. Iknow
that tiiat question was considered by
the Attorney General, and that he
recognised the importance of deciding
whether the names should all appear in one
column, or whether each ticket should be
giiena column bv itself. It it was not
then decided officially bv the Attorney
General, it seems perfectly clear that it
could have been definitely fixed at that
time, so that the County" Commissioners,
who had charge of the duty of providing
ballots, could have taken the necessary
steps to perform their duty.
The State O facials All Informed.
"I am more than ever convinced that thst
action by the officials in the Executive De
partment was one of the steps in the con
spiracy intended to defraud the majority
party "in this State of the opportunity of
votiugithis year. Theinterview between Mr.
Gricr and Mr. Ponieroy shows tnat the State
officials had been in "communication with
Chairman "Wright, of the Democraticparty.
not merely informing him of. the action of
the department, but confidentially advising
him as to the best method of taking advan
tage of this early information.
"Xo information has reached me in any
form," continued Mr. Keeder, "from the
Secretary of the Commonwealth, or any of
his subordinates, relative to the form of he
ballot The knowledge which I have gained
on that point I have obtained through other
agencies which I set at work ten days ago,
because of my suspicions that I was not to
be treated with the same friendliness
as Mr. "Wright. I want to say further that
I thoroughly believe that the ballot has
been stretched out to the extreme length of
52 inches intentionally, and lor the purpose
of making the ballot of such size as will
prevent its being printed in sufficient quan
tities lor use throughout the entire State.
A Shorter Ballot Could Bo Printed.
"I have taken the pains to consult with
some of the leading printer in the State,
and am informed that, although the 52-inch
ballot cannot possibly be printed in time,
there is no reason why a ballot ot 44, 45 or
46 inches in length should not be presented
in at leat 100 offices in the Commonwealth.
I am also informed by practical printers
that, by a very simple plan of removing
leads and diminishing spaces, the ballot can
be brought down to a size which can be
printed without difficulty in quantities suf
ficiently larse to furnish every voter in the
State with the means of registering his vote.
"I have this day telegraphed to Mr.
Harrity, and also to Governor Pattison,
suggesting this simple and ready solution
of this grave and critical problem, and al
though more than 12 hours have elapsed
since the telegrams were sent, I have up to
this time received no reply whatever to
either telegram. If the administration
does not desire to nullify the Republican
sentiment in Pennsylvania they will, I am
satisfied, take steps to condense the matter
on the ballot and reduce its length.
Bcpnblicans All Warned in Time.
"Whatever maybe Uie action of the State
officials the conspiracy wiH prove a failure.
'Hie situation was anticipated land the Re
publican counties of tnis State will be pro
vided with all the needed ballots for a full
Republican vote and a strict compliance
with the law. It only remains to be seen
whether Mr. Harrity "will, by condensing
the ballot into smaller size and the early
certification of nominations to County Com
missioners, do what he now can to convince
the people of this State that he was not a
willing party to this high-handed con
spiracy." The following is a copy of the telegram
referred, to in General Beeder's interview:
rmLADELrniA, October 7, 1892.
lion. KobertE. l'attlson. Governor, Iiarrlsburg,
Con meed that there is cravo danger that
many localities will liavo difficulty in pro
viding ballots for voters, and that there is a
simple lemedy for the difficulty, I have tele
graphed the Secretary or the Common
wealth as follows: "Caretul investigation
catSfics me that it is practically imposlble
to h.ne ballots printed bv Noeinber8 nn
less them is a reduction in tho sfze,pJhe
ptp"i. Thero aro not mora than five opsix
in ein the Sta e which can print a ballot
52 inches in length. Thero arc at least 100
Mich that can punt it if reduced to45 inches. I
submit that the ticket can be brousht within
that length by l educing tho toD margin,
talonc out leads and omitting the unneces
sary repetition of tho words appearing at
the'head or each group and separate offices
in tho third and fourth columns. A
strenuous effort should be made to
keep the length of 'tho ticket
within 40 inches since to exceed that
length may result in disfranchising hun
dreds or thousands of voters. I telegraph
j ou this at this time, to that there mav be
no further confusion in the public mind by
the issuing or mstiuctions to County Com-mi-sionei
s, or the sending out of n balli t or
unnecessary length. "Wilt - ou please let me
know at the earliest possible moment, either
by wire or mail, what you have decided
upon s to form, arrangement and size of
the ticket. Frame Heeder,
Chairman Republican State Committee.
A I-oer of Such Sensations.
Mr. Pomeroy has been comfortably known
in the Franklin end of the Cumberland
valley, as a young man who loves to figure
in sensations, and he appears to have struck
it rich this time. He is likely to keep on
strikiug flints until the arrival on the scene
ot "W. Hayes Grier's affidavit, when the
other side will be made known. Those who
know Colonel Grier fay that he is not likely
to make mistakes in his knowledge of people
or friend", and, least of all, in the case of
Mr. Poneroy, whom he has known person
ally for years. The conspiracy to steal the
vote of the State for Cleveland is unearthed
just in time to waken up the campaign, and
General F.eeder will make the most of the
Mr. Pomeroy came through by all speed
to-night and his affidavit was the work of
but a few moments. He may go on the
Quay Amnsed at tho Situation.
Senator Quay said late to-night: "I do
not believe Mr. Harrity would do such a
thing as to attempt to steal this State."
The situation did not strike Mr. Quay as
at all serious. He appeared rather amused.
"It is a poorly constructed law," added
the Senator, "and may go to pieces some
day. but we have it, and must meet its
terms. Mr. Pomeroy'i information will
be interesting, however, in several ways,"
said the Senator, in conclusion. He did
not say what the ways were like.
Mr. Quay ic feeling much better and im
proving rapidly. Beyond an hour's talk
with Collector Cooper, the Senator did not
go out to-day, and one of his visitors this
evening was Federal District Attorney
"Walter Lyon, of Pittsburg.
ASTRONOMY for tho people through the
enterprise of a Pittsburg business man. See
THE BISl'ATCU to-morrow.
A LECIUSE OK CH0LEBA.
Dr. Matson Addresses tho Academy of
. Science and Arts on the Subject.
The first regular meeting of the Academy
of Science and Art lor the season of 1892-93
was held last night A large audience was
present. Dr. Eugene G. Matson read a
paper oa "Asiatic Cholera" undersixheads,
as follows: Brief history and spread of epi
demics, symptoms, modes of infection bac
teria description of the cholera bacillus,
medea of inlection, water supply and sew
age, treatment and prevention, personal and
municipal hygiene during an epidemic.
BUDnniMI and Theosophy as Eli Per
kins studied them in tho Orient lnTHi; DIS
Will Start a Voting School.
The people of Sbarpsburg are consider
ably excited over the Baker ballot law
muddle. The Eepublicans of the town will
next week open a school for the instruction
ot their voters.
Da. B. jr. IIajtjta. Evo,
throat diseases exclusively,
treet, l'lttsuurg, l'a.
ear, nose and
Offlco, 720 Penn
Michael Cash, Another Mem
her of the Advisory Board, .
Arrested in Altoona.
DYNAMITE USED AGAItf.
The Entire Front of a Homestead
Boarding House Blown Out
ALLTHIHON-raiON MEN ESCAPED
Extra Guards" on Duty Looking Out for the
CH1IEM1K FEICK YISITS THE -WORKS
Michael Cnsh, an important member of
the famoni Homestead Advisory Board,
was arrested in Altoona yesterday after
noon. Deputy Sheriff Mills made the
arrest. Cush is charged with treason. It is
generally understood that he is an officer
of the Advisory Board and one of
its most important members under
the treason charge. Oush was brought to
the jail in this city last night without his
friends knowing anything about his arrest.
The officers have been looking for him ever
since the warrants were issued. It was
learned early yesterday morning that he
was stopping with relatives in Altoona, and
Officer Mills was sent for him immediately.
Cush made no resistance, though he ap
peared surprised at his arrest.
The explosion of a dynamite bomb rang
out in vain yesterday to horrify the Car
negie sympathizers in Homestead. An at
tempt was made early in the morning to
blow up the Mansion Honse, in which
about 40 of the non-union men reside. The
entire front part of the building was com
pletely wrecked. The house is located at
the corner of Amity street and Fifth ave
nue, and is presided over by Mrs. Mar-.
Caused a Bad Scare.
When the explosion occurred the board
ers were all in bed. Everything was turned
topsy-tnrvy, windows were broken, beds
overturned, and crockery ware strewn in all
directions. Nobody was hurt. The men
were huddled in their rooms to
gether for a minute, and then they
rushed panic-stricken to the street
One man broke his leg stumbling over
everything that came in his way. The
street was entirely deserted at the time,
but in a few minutes the people living in
the squares around were on the scene.
The dynamite cartridge is supposed
to have been thrown through a broken
window in the front of the house.
Mrs. Marron says after she retired on
Thursday evening a man wearing a great
coat and with a slouched hat called and
asked for lodging. She told him she was
crowded and he leit cursing. Shortly after
ward the explosion occurred. The deputy
sheriffs are working hard on the case.
Sheriff McCIeary was notified and came
up on the 9:30 train. He was met by a
number of citizens who insisted that the
explosion was either due to gas, or to a ruse
on the part of the non-union men to excite
sympathy for themselves:
A Deliberate Attempt to Murder.
After several hours' investigation the
Sheriff was satisfied that the ex
plosion resulted through a deliber
ate attempt to blow up the
Mansion House; that the explosive had
been thrown through a pane of glass on the
first floor, and the only reason the house
was not destroyed was the downward action
of the dynamite. He ordered deputies to
be placed on duty at every non-union
boarding house and that a night patrol be
established. Chiefs Young and Bitchie
last night placed extra deputies on guard
and divided the others up into watches.
The deputies have a clue, received from
Superintendent Morrison, of the Duquesne
Steel "Works, of an agitator who recently
purchased 100 pounds of dynamite. Accord
ing to the report, this Homesteader was
active in the Duquesne riots.
Detectives Walls and Bozelle yesterday
searched Mrs. Reilly's house, on the corner
of Fourth avenue and Amity street, but
did not find any Pinkerton rifles. They
found three Pinkerton blankets, however,
in a house in Munhall Hollow.
The Advisory Committee last night took
strong measures to show that the locked ont
men were not guilty of the outrage of yes
terday morning, and offered $100 reward for
the arrest of the dynamite thrower. In a
statement issued by that body they dis
claimed all connection with the outrage.
The committee announced that since the
morning of the battle Homestead had been
the model of good order, and they hoped
that it would so continue. They did not
believe that any of the strikers are respon
sible for the explosion, but considered that
it was the work oi some person whose sole
intent was to keep the troops in Home
stead. Assaulted by a Striker.
One of Caspy's drivers was assaulted yes
terday by a striker at Mike O'llourke's
saloon. Deputies Bowman and Ferguson
went to arrest the striker, but while arguing
with Mr. Caspy the assailant got away.
Chairman H. C Friek visited the mill in
the morning, and spent several hours in in
specting the plant.
United States Court Judge Joseph
Buffington left the Union Station last even
ing on limited No. 4, bound for Washing
ton, D.C. He was on his way to have a
conference with some of the Supreme
Court Judges; which of them he
would not say. When asked
what he thought about the treason cases, he
replied with a bland smile, that he coujd
not surmise what the outcome would be.
He thought himself that there were rood
grounds for the arrest of the Advisory Com-'
mittee on sucn a cnarge, dui it snouia be
proven before he would care to give any
opinion on the matter.
It the charges of conspiracy were proven,
the Judge thought, there was little doubt
but that the men would be, convicted of the
other charge. "
I GOOD NEWS
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Let us rejoice! For we're no longer caught ',
Short-handed in help; for at last we've been taught, ',
That all the good help that we want we can catch,
From the ' 'want' 'ads. each day in The Pittsburg Dispa tch. ;
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ANOTHER HEAVY DOSE
Prescribed for a Speak-Easy Operator Sam
uel Whitehouse, Jr., Pleads Hindis He
Is Sent to the "Workhouse for a Tear and
Samuel Wbitehonse, Jr., yesterday morn
ing received his sentence for illegal liquor
aelling. He had pleaded guilty Thursday,
and yesterday was brought up for sentence.
When asked by Judge McClung what he
had to say, Whitehouse replied that for the
past two or three years he had been suffer
ing from blood poisoning and was unable to
work and had to sell liquor for a living.
He asserted, however, that he had
kept a "respectable speak-easy" and no
disorder, etc, had occurred in his place.
Judge McClung asked Whitehouse how
long it was since he had quit selling. He
answered that he had not sold any since his
arrest. Last Sunday, he said, there were
about 300 people about his place but his
wife would not let them in.
Jndge McClung next asked Inspector Mc
Laughlin, the prosecutor in the case, how
long Whitehouse had been running his
place. "About three years," was the re
ply. The Court wanted to know why the
officials had not acted in the matter sooner.
In answer to this Inspector McLaughlin said
he had no very good explanation to make.
Judge McClung remarked that the constable
of the ward had been derelict in his duty.
When the discourse was finished White
house was fined $1,100 and sent one year to
the workhouse on the four charges against
him. Whitehouse is a brother of Police
Captain Whitehouse who until recently was
Inspector of that district. His place was at
722 Fifth avenue, Fourteenth ward.
BIG DEMOCRATIC MEETING.
Xiocal Orators Entertain a Large Crowd In
The Democrats of the Fifth and Sixth
wards, of Allegheny, held a large and en
thusiastic mass meeting at their wigwam,
corner Market and Locust streets, last
night About 1,000 people were present
Greek fire and brass band music were there
in prolusion. The speakers' stand, erected
on the south side of the wigwam, was taste
fully decorated with flags, bunting and
Chinese lanterns. The meeting was called
to order by Alexander Wilson, who was
made temporary chairman. C. M. King
was elected President of the meeting, and
among the vice presidents were the follow
ing: Lee Frasher, Thdmas Byrne, Jacob
Brown, Bart Holler, Henry Camp, Ander
son Frasher, Thomas McMalley and Cap
tain W. B. Bodgers.
The meeting was addressed by J. J. Mil
ler, J. D. Watson and Frank P. lams, Esq.
The Fifth and Sixthward Democratic clubs
will appear in the Democratio demonstra
AMEEICTJS CLUB PABADE.
Good Weather "Will Guarantee a Creditable
The parade of the Americus Bepnblican
Club to-night promises to be a very credit
able affair, and if the weather proves good
a larger turnont than at first expected.
Word has come from MeKeesport and other
nearby towns that fcsure a goodly number
in line, and as the parade will be a short
one, the probability is that everybody will
be satisfied. The MeKeesport clubs will
put up at the Americus rooms
until they depart for home. The route
of parade will begin at Grant street, with
the Americus leading. There are no mar
shals or aides to assign clubs to positions
and the clubs first on the ground will fall in
line at once. The procession will move to
Fifth avenue, to Market, to Sixth street, to
Penn, to Ninth street, across the bridge to
Anderson, to Ceda'r, to North, to Federal,
to Robinson, to Sandusky, to Sixth avenue,
o Smithfield, and thence to the clubhouse
BBSSIA FAMINE lUHD.
A Final Report ' of the Collections Blade by
Mayor Gourley yesterday appointed
George Sheppard and C B. McVay auditors
to audit the accounts of William B. Thomp
son, who had acted as treasurer of the Bus
sian famine fund. Mr. Thompson sub
mitted the following report, which the
auditors have found to be correct: Contri
butions from citizens of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, $912 81; from churches, $538 70;
churches in Western Pennsvlvania,
51,10156; citizens in Western Pennsvl
vania, $324 61; citizens in Ohio, 8104 74;
Iowa, $5; Indiana, $10 25; Missouri, $20, and
West Virginia, 58: a total of $3,025 C7. Be
mittances were sent to Mayor E, S. Stuart,
Chairman ,of the Belief Committee, between
February 23 and September 29 in various
amounts equaling that sum.
TBBOWN FK0M HIS WAGON.
A Plttsburger Seriously Injured While
Driving Near Duluth, Minn.
H. M. Byllesby, formerly prominently
connected with the Edison Company in this
city, is laid up in Dulutb, Minn. Mr.
Byllesby went some time since at the
urgent request of the Westiughouse people
to take charge of their entire Western in
terests. A few weeks ago, while driving in the
vicinity of Duluth, he was thrown from a
wagon. His leg was broken and his bodv
seriously bruised, and he is Just now able
to get around on 'crutches. The injured
limb is encased in a plaster of paris cast
and may be of service to-its owner in a cou
ple of months. Mr. Byllesby's headquar
ters are at present in St'PauL
Conkllng Club Toting School.
The booths in the Conkling Club rooms
were fixed up yesterday and arrangements
completed to give instructions as to votjng
according to the Baker ballot law. The
election board of the Fourth district will
be present to-night and will conduct the
voting school. The other boards of the
four districts on the Southside will sit
alternate niehts to give the necessary in
struction. This school will be held each
night till after the election.
Allegheny's Republican Club.
At the headquarters bf the Allegheny Gen
eral Bepnblican Club,-Locock and Federal
streets, Allegheny, there will be an open
meeting Tuesday evening, October 11, 1892.
The attendance of all good Republicans
who "have the interests of the -party at
heart is earnestly requested. The pres
ent membership of the clnb is 239. There
will be several prominent speakers present
4M M J 4V 7t J
tiffin to ui, tiunu,
ours to command:
being simply to watch
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WATER FIT FOR A KLNfr
That's What a Chemical Analysis of
the City's Supply Shows.
BIGEL0W EAYOBS EOBERrS PLAN.
Tie City Should Bar 'sil Mil9 I,land and
ts It for a Filter.
TO KEEP GABBAGE OUT OP THE BITER
Water Superintendent Wilcox yesterday
submitted to Chief Bigelow a report show
ing the results of an analysis of city drink
ing water made by Hunt & Clapp, chem
ists, from a sample taken from the influent
chamber at Highland reservoir where the
water flows into the basins, on September
30. The analysis is highly satisfactory to
Mr. Wilcox, who gives it in detail as fol
lows: Farts per Grains per
Tree ammonia 00uS .0003
Albnraenold ammont.... Oltl .0108
Nitrites and nitrates none none
Chlorine , l."0 1.WS0
Total solid. 9.DUM 0.B30O
Silica 0500 .0B0
Carbonate of lime 2.9CU) 2.0750
Carbonate of maenealum 1900 :1S30
Sulphate or lime 1.68CO l.itt0
Sulphate of magnesium MOO .1400
Chloride of magneilum T4X) .3180
Chloride of tudlum 1.4000 1.0430
bodlum carbonate 2.700U 1.8!W0
Continuiug Mr. Wilcox says: "The
water is of a remarkable good quality, the
very low percentage of free and albumenoid
ammonia, nitrites and nitrates and the low
percentage of chlorine show the water to be
remarkably pure and free from sewage
contamination. The reaction of the water
is very slightly alkaline. There was a
little greenish suspended matter in the
samples which probably accounts for the
percentage of albumenoid ammonia, the
greenish matter being vegetable 'algae.'
A Fresh Water riant.
"When examined under the microscope
this greenish matter is shown to be a vege
table growth, a kind 'of fresh water sea
weed, and is found in all river and surface
water in the summer and fall seasons, in
rivers the quantity being muoh less than in
surface or stored rain water reservoirs.
"Our water supply is certainly of a good
quality, equalling it not excelling that used
in New York, Philadelphia, Boston and
other large cities, and will remain so for
many years if precautions are taken to pre
vent the river from being contaminated by
sewage within a 25-mile limit above the
city. The tnuddr water 'nuisance during
freshets can be abated by having reservoir
storage capacity large enough to permit of
stoppage of the pumps while the river is
muddy, the use of settling basins or filters
at the river intake, to separate the sus
pended matter in the water. None of these
expedients would, however, have any effect
on the chemical purity of the water."
Mustn't Use tho River for a Dump.
"It's just about what I expected," said
Chief Bigelow after reading the report,
"and it more than ever convinces me that
Fittsbnrg, with a little care, will not need
to change her source of water supply for 30
years to come. The conditions under which
this test has been made are calculated to
demonstrate conclusively the condition ot
the water when purity is of the most im
portance. The river has been lower tor the
past month than for many years, and of
'course the less water in the channel the less
chance there is for impure matter becoming
diluted. As this test shows there is little
organic matter in the water, and if snch is
the case now there will be proportionately
less when there is more water. Mayor
Kennedy claims there is legislation in force
by which the towns and villages up the
river auove us can be prevented from
throwing into the river any garbage or
other matter likely to injure the water. If
he is right the law should be enforced strict
ly, and it he is not right such a law should
be passed by the next Legislature. I intend
to hnd out about it, and will have a proper
bill presented if it is required.
Slx-31ile Island, for a Filter.
"I don't say another water system will
never be required. The natural sewer
drainage of the towns above us will in time
render our water supply unfit for use. I am
taking acareful interest in all the mountain
water plans under discussion, and 1 believe
their public investigation an excellent
thing. I am collecting all the data possible
on the question, and whenever I find it to
the city's interest will place my knowledge
and my opinion before Councils. For the
present I am in favor of the city buying
Six-Mile Island and constructing" a filter
out of it according to the suggestion made
in The DISPATCH by Colonel Eoberts.
This,lwith the settling basins I have been
authorized to build, will give Pittsburg
clear water all the time and purer water
tbau 00 per cent of the large cities in the
country for almost halt a century."
DIED FB0H EIS INJURIES.
Samuel Wlttel Jumps From a Third Story
Window and Is Killed.
Samuel Witt el, a plasterer ag'ed 35 years,
was found esrly yesterday morning in front
of his boarding house at 33 West Diamond
Btreet, Allegheny, in an unconscious condi
tion. He was removed to the Allegheny
General Hospital, where he died about
Wittel had been sick for several days and
during the night became delirious! He im
aniinged that burglars were in his room.
Patrick Burke, who occupied the room
next to Wittel, quieted his fears and noth
ing more was heard from him until he was
found on the sidewalk, having fallen from
the window. Wittel was a widower and
came here a short time ago from Baltimore,
where he is said to have several children
Going After st Fortune.
David Timothy and wife, of the South
side, left yesterday for Butte City, Mont,
where Mrs. Timothy has fallen heir to a
$10,000 fortune. Mrs. Timothy was a
daughter of William Floyd, who was the
proprietor of the "Welsh Tavern," located
at the corner of South Twenty-fifth and
Carson streets about 30 years ago. Floyd
went West about 25 years ago and died in
November, 1891. His executor notified
Mrs. Timothy that the entire estate had
been willed to her.
A New Electric lighting Plant.
The new electric light plant in course of
erection at the Union station for some time
past is almost completed. It will supply
lighting power along the line as fat' as East
Liberty. The machinery is now being put
in place, and the various connections will
be made within the next week or two.
Scarcity of Coal Cars.
There is a famine of freight cars at pres
ent in the coal trade. Bnt one-fonrth of the
capacity of the mines is being operated, and
all orders are piling up with rapidity. They
cannot be filled for many weeks to come,
as there are no cars on which to do the
Dempsey 1VU1 Solicit Aid.
Master Workman Dempsey, of D. A. 3,
K. of. I. left for New YorK and Philadel
phia last night He goes to solicit aid lor
the Homestead strikers.
Onus are the best, their diamonds, watches
ana Jewelry tho finest, ana their musical
goods are not to be excelled. At tho old
stand, No. 1200 Penn avenue.
Don't Take the Bisk
Of Are or thieves, liut keep yonr valuable
papers, bonds, etc. In the sate deposit vaults
of the Farmers' Deposit National Bank, 66
Fourth aveuue. Boxes rented at (5 a year
6UPPL1E3 ASKED FOB,
The High School "Wants a New Piano and
The High School Committee of the "Cen
tral Board met last night On motion of
Mr. Torrance the committee was divided in
three sub-committees to attend to the sup
plies in the High School, Normal School
and commercial department A request
from Principal Wood tor a lot of new books
was referred to tho Library Committee.
Mr. Wood also asked for a new piano for
the High School. He stated the one in use
had been there for 22 years and had about
outlived, its usefulness. The committee
favored the purchase of a new instru
ment, but deferred action on it on
account of a depleted appropriation.
Miss Balston, ot the Normal School, made
a request also for some new desks and a
flag, as the banner given by the Jr. 'O. TJ.
A. M. some time ago is now worn out and
ragged. The committee deferred action on
that also. ,
Principal Wood reported an enrollment
of 952 pupils at the school against 894 last
year, and a daily average attendance of 916
against 862 last year. He reported also the
final passage for admittance of applicants
Nos. 571, 572, 573 and 578, who had not been
present at the annual examination.
A TWO-SATS' CELEEEAII0N
To Commemorate the Landing of Colum
bus on This Continent
The General Committee on the Columbus
Day celebration had a short meeting in Com
mon Council Chamber yesterday afternoon.
A resolution was adopted asking the school
authorities to hold their exercises on the
20th, so that it would not interfere with the
ceremonies on the 21st A resolution was
adopted that no banner shall be allowed in
the parade other than the American flag in
connection with the distinctive banners of the
various organizations, andthatnoadvertise
ing banners or advertising matter be dis
tributed during tbe parade. The committee
adjourned to meet on Tuesday afternoon at
4 o'clock, when a full attendance ot the
members is requested.
Treasurer J. C. O'Donnell reported the
the following contributions; E. 11. Mevers
& Co., 525; Arbuckle & Co., $25; J. F. Den
niston, 420; A. E. McCandlesi, ?20; W. H.
Beech, $20; A. B. Wigley, ?5; L E. Hirsb,
A DAYLIGHT E0BBEBT.
A Thief Enters a House bnt Does Not Get
A bold attempt was made yesterday to
rob the house of Charles Singley, on
Beaver avenue, Allegheny. Mr. Singley,
who works in the mills, had been athome for
dinner, and when he went away the house
was looked up, Mrs. Singley going out to
see some neighbors. About 3 o'clock,
when she returned, shs ionnd the house
torn up and ransacsed. She gave the alarm,
but the thief had escaped.
When seen soon after she said she had
been able to make only a hasty examina
tion ot the rooms and could not tell what
had been taken. No mone was usually
kept in the house, and what had induced
the robbery she did not understand, as noth
ing oi much value was taken. The thief
had gained admittance through the back
door, which had been forced in.
CHAEQED WITH FBATTD,
A Wylle Avenue Merchant Held for Court
for Concealing Goods.
Jacob Friedman, of Wylie avenue, has
been held in T500 bail by Alderman
Bichards for a hearing at court. He is
charged by B. Levi with fraudulently
secreting and disposing of his property in
order to defraud his creditors. The suit is
brought at tbe instance of Phillip Colvity
& Co., of New York. It is alleged that
Friedman disposed of and secreted his
property and then announced that he was
insolvent. The trial of tbe case will be of
interest, as several thousand dollars are at
GHOSTS In a wen in Virginia are canalne
lots of excitement. Bead about it in THE
Chief Marshal Bntledge Notified That Many
Clubs Will Participate.
The Democratic demonstration to-night
promises to be larger than was at first sup
posed it would be. Chief Marshal Butledge
vesterdav was notified that at least 1.000
Homesteaders would join in the parade.
All the clubs in Pittsburg and Allegheny
have signified their desire to take part in
the demonstration. The xann students ot
Wheeling, W. Va., will be given a con
spicuous place in the parade and the County
Democracy will be given the right of the
A Ferocious Dog Causes Trouble.
Terrence Shields entered suit before Al
derman Kerr yesterday charging William
Shortell with keeping a ferocious dog.
Shields is a neighbor of Shortell, both liv
ing on Dauphin street, in the Nineteenth
ward. Shields alleges that while going to
work yesterday morning the dog attacked
him and bit him. Shields was arrested.
waived a hearing and gave bail for court
The Deaths of a Week.
The report of the Bureau of Health for
the week ending October 1, shows a total of
83 deaths. Of these deaths ten were caused
by consumption, five by typhoid fever,
seven by choleraic aiarrnoea, ana tne rest
were due to general complaints. With the
population estimated at 255,000, this leaves
an annual death rate per 1,000 of 16.92.
Dlppel Will Take an Appeal.
Alderman Beilly yesterday gave his de
cision in the case against Conrad Dippel,
charged with allowing his barbers to shave
on Sunday. Mr. Beilly fined him $25 and
costs. Dippel will take an appeal, on .the
ground that it was not he who did the
PBAYEB and Plague as appUed to tho
cholera by Bcv. George Hodges in THE DIS
Paid a Fine for looking.
David W. Ott, a railroader from Altoona,
who was arrested on Thursday for looking
in the windows of houses in the. Sixteenth
ward and frightening women, was released
yesterday on payment of $10 and costs.
A loner Gnlnean Naturalized.
Judge Buffington naturalized, about 250
citizens, yesterday. Among them was Bev.
Charles W. W. Frazier, of Brownsville,
who was formerly a subject of King Kala
kua, ot Lower Guinea.
Trusses carefully fitted and sntisfnetfon
guaranteed at 909 Fonn avenue, near Ninth
street. littsbur.r. l'a. J. W. Thompson, of
23 year experience, has charge of the fit
Winter underwear for ladies.
Winter underwear for gentlemen.
Winter underwear for girls.
Winter underwear for boys.
Winter underwear for uabies.
Best variety I Best qualities I
Lowest pi ices t
Flmsuuan & Co.,
004, 506 and SOS Murkat street
It's in Everyone's Month.
Onr Croat $10 sale has caught tho popular
fancy. Everyone wants to see the men s
fine overcoats and suits wo sell at $10. w orth
$18 and $20. Don't waste time looking around.
Come direct to the P. C. Q. C, Clothiers, cor
ner Grant and Diamond streets.
Extraordinary Cloak Bargains.
To-morrow we will offer 1,250 tailor-made
cloth and fur-trimmed Jackets at nearly
half-price. See them. Boseitbaux & Co.
DEATH IN A TUfflEL.
Engineer and Fireman Smoked Into
Eternity at Sandy Creek.
SAVING TIME ON THE LAST TRIP.
Ennninj TLrousb. a Tunnel 4,400 Feet Lonjr
Their Train Stuck.
THE IDE! BLAMES IT OS THE ENGINEER
An inquest was held at Sandy Creek last
night on the bodiei of two men who met
their deaths under most peculiar circum
stances. J. George Scbafer, engineer, and
Bichard B. Johnson, fireman of a dinkey
engine owned by the New York and Cleve
land Gas Coal Company, met their deaths In
a tunnel from suffocation. Both men have
been employed by the company for more
than ten years. Schafer has been running
the engine for nearly 11 years, and was a
sober, industrious man.
The tunnel is eight feet high and 4,400
feet long, leading from the tipple at the
Allegheny Valley Bailroad through a hill
to the company's mines in a hill beyond..
Between the two hills there is a narrow
ravine,in which there are switch tracks and
sidings for the coal wagons loaded by the
miners. As the wagons or cars are loaded
the engine hauls them down to the tipple
on a narrow-gauge track.
Returning From Their Work.
On Thursday evening the regnlar train of
wagons was being taken from the mines.
There were 35 loaded wagons, the last three
being filled with miners on their way home
from their day's work. There was a slight
grade in tbe tunnel, and soon
after getting into it the miners
on the rear end obs&rved the
train was moving1 very slowly.
Finally it stopped entirely. The miners
waited, wondering what was the trouble,
until great clouds of smoke began to roll
back and compelled them to get off and
break for the air in the direction from
whence they came. The miners then
trudged up "over the hill to White Ash,
where they lived, not daring to risk going
back into the tunnel, but not dreaming that
the engineer and fireman were in danger.
A fev of the men passing down on the
other side of the hill observed that the train
had not come out. They waited awhile and
then deciding something was wrong started
in. One thousand four hundred feet from
the north entrance to the tunnel they came
to the engine. Bugineer Schafer was found
lying across the bumper, dead. Back on
the engine they found Fireman Johnson
lying 'across the cab floor, in front of the
firebox, also dead. From the positions of
the men it is supposed that Johnson was
tht first to fall over from suffocation.
Schafer then started for tho air, but only
got the length ot the engine when lie, too,
keeled over and expired.
Carried the Bodlos Home.
The miners got aboard the engine, and
cutting it loose from the train, attempted
to run it out with the dead bodies aboard,
but there was not steam enough to run five
feet. The bodies were finally carried out
by the miners and taken to their homes.
According to the evidence taken at the
Coroner's inquest last night it had been a
custom of Engineer Schaler to allow his
steam, fire and water to run down on the
last trip from the mines, and it was fre
quently the case that the train was almost
stalled in the tunnel, though this was the
first time it was actually stopped. It is
supposed that when they could get no
further the fireman and engineer began to
firo up, causing a heavy smoke which suffo
It was brought out in the evidence that
the mine superintendent had cautioned
Schafer not to haul such heavy trains, as
'the engine was not heavy enough. The
jury returned a verdict of accidental death,
Schafer's being due to his own negligence
and Johnson's due to Schafer's negligence.
Scnafer was 57 years of age and Johnson 42,
both being married and leaving families.
Their funerals will take place at White Ash
WODIFN excluded from the Colombian
Sledlcal College of Washington is the sub
ject of an Interesting special article in THE
BIBER & EAST0N.
TO GUARD AGAINST
EXTRA VALUES IN
CHILDREN'S AND MISSES
25c, 30c, 40c, socio $1.
Ladies' Bibbed and Flat, 25c, 40c, GOc, 51
Ladies' Union Suits. Late improvements
in shape render them a very desirable gar
ment. Commence them in Cotton Bibs at 00a
White and Natural Maco at IL
Black,. White and Natural Wool at ?2
Special features in sfiape of Equestrienne
Drawers, blacks, at 51.25 to 53.50.
Full lines of Youths' and Men's, in me
dium and heavy weights.
A line of white at 50c.
Special Natural Wool, 75c, 51 np to $2.25.
French Bib Cashmere at SI. 50.
Men's Scarlet Medicated at $1.
Ladies' Cashmere and Fleeced Hose, 25c
For an All-Wool Plain Cashmere,
For an All-Wool Eichelieu Bibbed,
For a Mixed Merino,
For a Flexible Fast Black, Well Fleeced.
The 33c, 38c, 40c, 48c and 50c lines include
the best grades of Domestic Hosiery.
High grade Cashmere, double soles, six
inch special neels, at Coo.
Silk and Wool Cashmere, 5L
Children's All-Wool Hose, various lines,
20c to 30c, 25c to 40c, 30c to 50e, 40c to 75c.
One lot of very heavy English Bibs, large
sizes, for boys, good, worth 51 a pair; clos
ing price, G5c to 75c.
Infants' Cashmere, plain and ribbed, 25c,
30c to 50c.
Men's lines of Hosiery, in Macks, natu
rals and colors, caretullv selected for ease,
cdmfort and wear, 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c, 50o
BIBER & EASTON.
05 AND 507 MAEKET SI
J. K.' MILLER & CO.
Contract for papering churches,
schools and public buildings.
All Grades of Wall Paper.
543 Smithfield St., Pittsburg, Pa.
Dry Goods House.
Saturday, Oct. 8, lfflj
PENN' AVE. STORES.
LADIES ANb GENTLEMEN.
Saturday is the day most people
tako to make their purchases in these
lines, and this Saturday our cus
tomers are going to find here the
finest assortments and biggest values
we have ever been able to offer them.
LADIES' CASHMERE HOSIERY, in
cluding the best French, English and Ger
man makes, in light, medinm and heavy
weights, fully one-fourth less than the
prices of former seasons, because of special
advantages and purchasing unusually large
Ladies' Cashmere Hosiery, plain, from
50e to 52 per pair, and in ribbed goods at
60c, 75c and 51.
Misses' Cashmere Hosiery, both plain and
ribbed, from 35c up, and Infants Hosiery
lrom 25c to 50c per pair.
LADIES' FLEECED HOSIERY, in
black and unbleached Cotton, in light,
medium and heavy weights, at 25c, 35c,
40c, 60c and 60c per pair.
The 40c grade in our new Fleece-Lined
Hosiery never sold under 60c all the others
equally good. You will appreciate this
more when von see the goods.
ODDS AND ENDS in Ladies' and
Misses' Hosiery will be closed out to-day at
a reduction of half former prices. Good,
desirable and seasonable Hosiery, including
all sizes and kinds, that formerly sold tor
60c and 75c, are all to go now 3 pairs for $1.
Extra values in heavy Domestic Wool
Hosiery for Ladies, plain Black and
Colors, 25c, 35o and 45c a pair; for Boys,
Black, 40c a pair, worth 50c
For Boys, in Blacks, Reds and Tans, and
Children's Legzins in Cloth, Blacks and
Colors, at prices much lower than usual. A
very large stock compels us to make faster
selling. Low prices will do it.
MEN'S extra valne BLACK COTTON" ,
HALF HOSE all the famous "Stag's
Head" Brand, 25c. 35c and 40c per pair.
Men's Colored Heavy Cqtton Half Hose
at 30c a pair that would usually sell for 50c.
Men's heavy fancy Striped Cotton Half
Hose at 35c and 50c a pair.
MEN'S CASHMERE HALF HOSE, in
'Black and Colors, in all grades, from 25c to
51 25 per pair.
MEN'S NATURAL WOOL HALF
HOSE, ribbed or plain, absolutely seam
less, Black and Colors, special values at
25c a pair. Finer zrades up to 75c.
MEN'S MERINO HALF HOSE .!?
and fancy stripes, 25c and upward. See tEt
extra value at 33c a pair, or 3 pairs for $1
Both in Ladies' and Gentlemen's Gloves
our stocks include complete assortments of
till the leading best makes, more different
kinds than any one other Glove Depart
ment in the country will shonr.
We always have a Ladies' Glove at SI
that can't "be matched anywhere several
The excellent wearing Biarritz Gloves at
95c and SI come in all the new colors.
More novelties for to-day in the very
latest styles and in all the ultra-fashionable
Men's Walking Gloves at SI that are
regular 51 50 quality everywhere. All
Complete lines and lowprices in Ferrin's,
Dent's, Fowne's and F., a & F. Walking
Gloves and Dress Kid Gloves in ail the
popular colors and styles.
See Dent's Gloves with White Pearl
JOS. HOBE & CO.
609-621 PENN AVE.
TIE FUST WEEK DF OGTOBEE.
BEST QtfAQTT WILTON-BACK
AT $1 A YARD.
Our special barcain for this week
will be 6,000 yards of best quality
Wilton-Back Velvet Carpet the new
est styles out at $1 a yard, the same
goods we have been selling all season
at 1.25. Over 40 patterns to choose
To match all patterns. Come-in and
see these if you possibly can. They
will go out in a hurry.
627 AND 629
W. V. DERMITT & CO.,
Engravers, Printers, Stationers,
Law Blank l'nbllshers,
407 Grant street ond.39 Sixth avenue.