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THE PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, FRIDAY, OCTOBER- ,28, 1892.
Sympathy for the President
in His Own State Im
THE WOMEN INTERESTED
And Bepnblicans Eipect a Full Yote
IVill Be Brought Out
Tuesday night, at the Grand Opera House,
Denver, a popular campaign orator named
George Johnson, jumped upon the stags
and advised evervbodv to support Weaver.
Johnson was kicked out by indignant
spectators and employes. He remarked it
was only on such occasions that Weaver's
merits could te presented to the better
No Estimates as Yet on the Probable
Figures Party Managers Unusually
Keticsnt Wisconsin Gerrymandered
Once More and the Legislature Ad
journsDon Dickinson Sees a Lot of
Rainbows In the West Brlce Talks
About His Advice to Those Who
Want to Bet.
fFrECTAI, TII.IGRAM to th nrsr-ATCB.1
. Ixdiaxapolis, Oct. 27. The Indiana
canvass waxes hotter each day. There has
been tamethmg of a lull here out of respeot
to the affliction of the President, but
through the State the campfires of both par
ties are in full blast. The Democratic State
Committee say that Cleveland will have at
least 10,000 plurality this time. In 1888 It
was generally conceded that Indiana would
go Democratic, but the claimed majority of
the Democrats diminished until the elec
tion. Both parties are now on their guard, each
expecting the other to make a move. There
is much discussion es to the vote of the
Populists. Both of the old parties claim
the new party is declining, but this is de
nied by the latter. A conservative estimate
of the strength of the Populists gives them
a vote of 25,000. Neither of the old parties
anticipates so heavy a vote, and the ques
tion is as to which will be the greater
The Populist managers claim that they
draw about equally irom the two big par
ties. A member "of the Populists' State
Committee is authority for the statement
that if they cast 30.000 votes in the election
tlie Democrats will lose 5,000 more votes
than the Republicans If this be true, the
contest will be very close indeed.
Republicans Inclined to Be Reticent.
Around Republican headquarters the
party managers are very reticent as to what
they think of the condition of the party.
Chairman Gowdy, when questioned, merely
sais: ''We are satisfied." Secretary
Milliken, of the Republican State Commit
tee, will tay nothine regarding the cam-
aicn or the possible result
Chairman Tallgart, of the Democratic
State Committee, now believes that the
State will be Democratic. Of course he
has always been ot this opinion, but claims
to have the tacts at hand which will bear
out the statement.
"I would like to say this much," he said
lo-dpv. "The Republican managers know
as well a3 I do that Indiana, by any ac
curate poll, has a Democratic majority.
The Republicaus know that Indiana is a
Democratic State and that it has been so
for the past ten yeBrs. They have snatched
ft from us heretofore by foul meant, but I
Jwant to say now that we have this State,
and that no methods which Our opponents
will adopt, fair or otherwise, can defeat
"Do you know that the Republicans are
using money in any section of the State?"
Not Accused of Using Money.
"Well, I can't rightfully accuse them of
a thing of which I am not certain, but I
know now that several of their trusty men
are coins about through the State. stonnin?
here and there, and that after their depart
ure there is a sudden awakening of en
thusiasm." "What will your poll books show as to
the political status of the State?"
"Our poll will show a Democratic major
ity, as every poll will, if taken accurately.
The Republicans will not deny that their
own poll gives us a majority, and they will
try by the use of monev at the last moment
to onset this."
"And you will use monev to counteract
""o, sir. I only wish we had some
It looks much brighter for the Republi
cans than two weeks ago. The Held and
Depew demonstration helped to arouse the
Republican vote, and sympathy for the
President will unquestionably assist in
calling out the full strength of the party.
The tender Eentiments of the women have
been aroused, and when the women get in
terested it makes a heap of difference. Bet
ting men are nonplussed. What little is
being done is in favor of Cleveland.
NO APATHY ABOUT THIS.
Western 'Indiana Democrats Enthused by
a Speech of Campbell's.
Portland, Ind., Oct. 27. This city has
to-day been the scene of the greatest politi
cal demonstration Western Indiana has
seen for years, and the enthusiasm mani
fested on every side was boundless. Fif
teen thousand yellliig, happy Democrats
were here and the walks and "pave
ments were a surging mass of humanity. At
1 o'clock ex-Governor James E. Campbell,
of Ohio, began the opening speech of the
day. The Governor was in a happy mood,
and his appearance was greeted with great
applause. He made mention oi tne coia,
raw weather, and said that as it grew cooler
Indiana Democrats grew warmer. "We do
not want toielect Cleveland," he said,
"without Indiana, and we do not want to
elect a President without the vote of the
People's party, vfor the same grievance
that make that partr has made us Demo
crats. In the time" of Washington the
tariff was 7)f per cent, and now, thanks to
McKinley, it is 60, bo that Republicans
may think McKinley is eight times greater
His remarks were frequently interrupted
by the plaudits of his listeners. Senator J.
W. French followed Campbell. After an
immense parade to-night Congressman
Bynum made one of his characteristic
speeches in the Opera House.and was heard
by all who could crowd into the building.
At the same time Hon. A. N. Martin, of
Sluffton, was speaking to the members of
the Young Men's Cleveland and Stevenson
Clubs in the Court House, which could by
no means accommodate the vast crowd
which sought admittance.
A "LEADER IS WANTED.
Gladstone Too Feeble and Harcourt
Probably Goinjj Blind.
LIBERALS 5EED A SUBSTITDTE.
The Famous Paris Fund Controversj Is Be
lieyed to Be Settled.
THREE TRUSTEES TO BK APPOINTED
has been seen at Wadingar, prospecting for
a site for a proposed oil refinery and soap
factory. It is credibly reported that a com
mercial treaty between France and Mo
rocco is under discussion.
BEICE TALES ABOUT SBTIHTO.
He Thinks Colonel Brown Will Be Lucky
Enough to Win 8100,000.
YOUKOSTOWN-, O., Oct. Zl.tSpectill
Senator Brice said to-day in reference to the
manifest lack of "enthusiasm" in this can
vass: This has been such a quiet campaign, and
In some States things are so badly mixed. It
Is hard to tell how it will come out. The fact
is that Colonel Brown, formerly of Youngs
town, Is about the only man who Is sanguine
enough to take the chances of winning or
losing a cool $100,000 on the upshot of the
flclit As he has been generally lucky, I
thlnlc if he enn find anyone to cover his
money lie n ill win out all right. A few days
hro I received a letter from Ed. Walcott, of
Denver, who said he had $20,000 to wager on
the election, and wanted mv advioe as to
how he should place It, as be said It was
purely a business matter with him. and he
wanted that $20,000 to win $20,000. Well, now,
if there is anything I like to give, It is ad
vice, as it don't cost anything. I wrote Wal
cott that I was neither a prophet nor the
son of a prophet, and I didn't want him to
take his money on my advice, but still I
tnougut His chances would be good to win
with the money on Cleveland.
The Fiesidental campaign of 1892 will pass
into history as the quietest on record in the
history of the two great political parties.
This may be accounted form two ways: The
Illness of Mrs. Harrison and the genuine
sympathy lelt by everyone, regardless ot
party, for the President and his family in
their affliction has had its effect in prevent
ing a campaign of red Are all along the line)
again, business men this year hava Riven
less time to politics and more attention to
their own affair. This is found to be true.
ouisiae oi ixew lore ana especially in tbe
West. The best speakers of both parties
agree that it is mighty hard to get up any
enthusiasm at a meeting; but I think every
body will vote right, and that means the
election of Grovtr Cleveland.
Another Whack Taken by the Legislature,
Which at Once Adjourns.
Madisox, Wis., Oct 27. The appor
tionment bill, as adopted by the Demo
cratic cauens, with a single exception,
passed both Houses last evening, all the
Democrats voting for it except Senator
Krueger and Assemblyman Heal Brown.
The law gives the Democrats a majority of
12 or 14 on joint ballot.
The Governor signed the apportionment
act this morning, and the special session of
the Legislature adjourned sine die.
DON DICKINSON BEGISTEES
And Sees Rainbows in All of the
Detroit, Oct. 27. Don M. Dickinson
was at home for several hours to-day, having
come from New York. He left at 1 o'clock
lor Chicago, where the necessities of the
"National campaign call him for a short
time. This morning he made a point to
register his name at his voting district In
a review ot the general situation Mr. Dick
"In Connecticut the fight is close, but
the State is safely Democratic iew Jer
sey and Indiana are Democratic, and In
diana will give from 15,000 to 20,000 Demo
cratic majority. As for New York, Eicb
ard Croker tells me that State will give
60,000 majority for Cleveland and Steven
son. The whole State is going to do better
for Cleveland than ever before,"
TH0U3ANDB CHEEB ITKIHIiEY
At One or the Biggest Political Gatherings
Ever Seen In Indiana.
Indianapolis, Oct. 27. There was a tre
mendous outpouring of Republicans at
Peru to-day to attend the grand rally at
which Governor McKinley was the attrac
tion. The attendance was variously esti
mated at from 30,000 to 60,000. The pro
cession was over two miles long, and occu
pied over an hour in passing the hotel
where it was reviewed by Governor McKinley.
London, Oot 27. Under the insistent
monition of Sir Andrew Clark, his physi
cian, Mr. Gladstone has decided to limit
his presence in the Houbs of Commons dur
ing the coming session. He will attend
the sittings only on the days when import
ant measures are nnder consideration. His
depnty in the general leadership of the
House will be Sir William Vernon Har
court, Chancellor of the' Exchequer. As
there are authentic reports that the eye
malady from whioh Sir William is suf
ferer is growing worse, the Liberals aro dis
turbed at the prospect of a disorganized
"Kr. Gladstone had a conference yesterday
with the the chief whip of the Liberal
party regarding the question of leadership
in the event of Sir William becoming in
capacitated. At the Cabinet Council w hich'
was held to-day arrangements were proba
bly madeto have a substitute ready to take
Sir William's place as leader of tne Govern
ment in the House, should his healthbecome
such as to render his absenoe unavoidable.
The Parts Fund Deadlock Broken.
The difference between the two sections
of the Irish Parliamentary party over the
Paris fend is at last on the verge of settle
ment. The origin of this Paris fund was
as follows: Down to the close of 18S5
moneys were voted from time to time by
the Organizing Committee of the Irish
National League to draft bills for Parlia
ment for tbe registration of his Parlia
mentary voters in certain constituencies,
and In some cases for, defraying the election
expenses of certain members of Parliament
At the end of 1885 and the beginning of
1886, when the number of members in Par
liament supporting the programme of the
Irish National League had been very largely
increased, and when, in addition to the
aforesaid expenditures for Parliamentary
purposes, it became necessary to defray the
expenses in Parliament of a certain portion
of the Irish representatives, a speoial fund,
called the Parliamentary Fund, was estab
lished by the League. The money necessary
for this special fund was partly provided by
subscriDtion from members in Ireland, bn't
mainly from donations from America and
Australia, from associations which hadbeen
established in those countries.
The Guardians of the Fund.
These donations from abroad were, in the
first instance, nut either to the late Mr.
Para ell, personally, or to the late Joseph
Gillis Biggar, or W. F.,Molony, the then
Treasurer of the Irish National League, or
to Mr. Harrington, its Seoretary. Some do
nationsVere also received by Mr. McCarthy,
whom Mr. Parnell nominated as one of the
In 1886 the part ot the fund not immedi
ately required was deposited in Paris with
Munroe & Co., bankers, in the names of
Biggar, Parnell and McCarthy, as trustees.
After the split occurred in the Irish Parlia
mentary party, and after tbe deaths of
Messrs. Parnell and Biggar, a fieht arose
over the ownership of the fund, it being
claimed by both sections.
Last Wednesday Archbishop Croke sent
50 to the fund for the relief of evicted
tenants, and in a letter accompanying his
donation declared that the fund should be
taken from the hands of the Paris bankers
and confided to three honest men not con
nected with either side of the Irish contro
versy until an agreement as to its disposal
should;be concluded. Timothy Harrington
has signified that he unconditionally agrees
to the Archbishop's suggestion, and adds
that he desires that Archbishop Croke be
one of the three new trustees. If the Mc
Carthyites agree to this proposition, there
will be little further trouble regarding the
' It is reported that at the Cabinet Council
to-day Mr. Gladstone submitted a rough
draft of his home rule bill, which will be
considered at a series of meetings of a com
mittee of members of the Cabinet.
THE PBINCE 07 6W3DLEBS.
Hit Specialty Is Patents, and He 'Has Vic
timized All Classes of Englishmen.
London, Oot. 27. Under the heading of
"The Biggest Swindler Living," Truth
identifies a man named Wells, x fraudulent
patent monger in London, with the Wells
who recently gained considerable notoriety
through his alleeed winnings at Monte Carlo.
Undetected by the prevlons jexposures,
Wells' latest coups have been on a larger
scale than before. Within a few months,
nnder the pretense that he was about to
float patents that would yield enormous
wealth to investors. Wells has vlotlmlzal
one lady out of jC 18,000, another lady out of
5,000 and a gentleman out of 10,000, In the
meantime sucking dry a number of smaller
flies ranging from workmen with a few
years' savings to invest to aristocrats com
manding thousands of oonnds. All seotions
of sooiety have been victimized. Wells
might have long since retired with an enor
mous fortune, but he is an Inveterate
CABHATJX SIBIKEES STILL OOT.
Even Premier Loubet's Decision In Their
Favor Falls to Satisfy Them.
Cakmaux, Oct, 27. The striking min
ers are disappointed at Premier Loubet's
award, chiefly because all the rioters are
not to be reinstated. At a general, meeting
held yesterday evening, it was decided to
reject the award and continue the strike!
The action of the leaders in connection with
the nominal vote by whioh the men's view's
we're elicited, . is considered a most auda
cious piece of intimidation.
The police and military officials also met
and made arrangements 'for decisive ac
tion in the event of disorder. Copies of
Premier Loubet's decision have been posted
throughout the town.
HOT ALTOGETHEB A SUCCESS.
Considerable Trouble Is Being Caused by
the Betnrn Postal Cards.
The new postal cards, known officially
as the "reply cards," are making consider
able trouble for the local postal authorities.
The cards are sold in sheet form, one half
being Intended for the message of the sender
and the other half for the reply. A per
forated line indicates where they should be
folded before mailing, and there is a printed
line directing that the original message be
torn off before mailing the reply.
The first card sent out in Pittsburg was
to a well known business man. lie wrote
his answer and remailed the entire card.
As this is against the regulations, the card
was not delivered. Many others have fol
lowed the example, few persons seeming to
understand that the original half must be
torn off before mailing the renly.
Another source of annoyance is that
nearly all the cards sent in for the first mail
ing came unfolded. Others came with the
address on the properplace, but the message
written on the reply card. These points
must all ba watched, and are the cause of
considerable delay to the distributors. The
doubled cards are also traps for other mail,
and care must be exercised to prevent let
ters from slipping in between the two
halves. It has already been suggested to
the department that a wafer to hold the
two portions together would be an improve
Have you ever visited our Diamond
Department? It; contains so many
beautiful things in
V HAIR PINS.
In Rings we have just mounted
magnificent ones in
Diamond and Sapphires
C Diamond and Emeralds
I Diamond and Rubies
OI IICTroC. 1 Diamond and ODals
UbUUIbnO.'S Diamond and Cat's Eyes
I Diamond and Pearls
V. Diamond and Olivines
Diamond and Turquoise
Some very beautiful new shapes in
We do all our own mounting and
selecting of stones.
In Pendants we have some very
quaint designs in WHITE ENAMEL,
specially suitable for new brides, and
at prices most moderate.
You are always welcome. Come
and see our stock.
PERFECT HOUSE CLEANING
Don't mean simply scrubbing the floors and woodwork. Your papered
walls and ceilings accumulate as much dirt as any part of the house and it
can't be cleaned, at least no one has yet made a success of that art. Any
way, new wall paper is cheaper. We have wall paper in our stock made by
the following firms: Beck, Graves Manhatten, Campbell, Gledhill,
Strahan, Nevius & Haviland, Cary, Cresswell & Washburn, Janaway &
Carpender, Mairs, Bartholomae, Wilson Fenimore, Warren Fuller, Frank
ford, Yerkes, Birge, Howell, Hobbs, Empire and all the leading factories of
America. We mention these names because many dealers claim the exclu
sive control of them. These goods were all (but one) bought direct from
the factories, thereby giving us our selections from each entire line. No
other house in Pittsburg has this variety. We also keep a large line of
Lincrusta Walton and picture moldings; also any number of paper hangers
and painters. The dealers admit our prices are the lowest. All our papers
above 5 c are full length. This is more than many dealers in Pittsburg can
say. We are receiving new goods (1893 patterns) and can please any
fancy. We have a splendid line of special (1893 goods) 22-inch papers at
15c and any number of gold papers at 10c
Send for samples. Sent free to any address.
a a obrien5
Paint and Wall Paper Store,
292 FIFTH AVE., Three Squares'from Court House.
sqf them at
on first floor. Ask to
HARDY ft HAYES".
NEVER BUY ELSEWHERE
SUCH WONDERFUL VALUES.
529 SMITHFIELD STREET.
Take the elevator for all rooms second and
third noon. oc26-26.S,nol
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
BARBERS Two first-class white barbers: good
and speedy workmen; married men preferred.
Address Z. D. Snttee, Ho. 13a 11th av., Altoona,
WILL WEAR. SILK HATS.
HAITI IN THE THROES.
A BUSINESS HEN'S BOOM.
Cleveland and His Party Boosted by Specu
lators In Grain and Stocks.
New York, Oct. 27. At the foot of the
bronze statue of America's first President,
which stands at the entrance of the sub
treasury building on Wall street, a number
of New York business men ennunclated the
principles ot the Democratio party this
afternoon to a throng that blockaded the
atreets for half a block around. It was a
meeting of the Cleveland and Stevenson
Business Men's Club, and from the voeiferons
cheering and energetic swinging oi hats and
handkerchiefs it embodied a vast amount of
real enthusiasm. Tbe crowd was largely
made up from the men who traffic in grain,
produce and stocks on Wall street and their
employes. After a number of characteristic
Democratio speeches resolutions were
adopted indorsing the Democratic nominees.
PECULIARITIES OF POLITICS.
Candidates Making Speeches In Ont-of-the-Way
Places Oat In Colorado.
Como, Col., Oct. 27. Lafe Pence, Democratic-Populist
candidate for Congress from
tbe First district, distinguished himself
yesterday by holding a political meeting at
an altitude to which no other candidate has
yet climbed. He trudged ud tbe mountain
to a point nearly 18,000 feet above sea level
and spoke to the miners of the London
mine, where the snow lies all summer, and
over trails that will be impassable three
Daring the lecond act of "La Cigale"
Notes From the Rival Camps.
Senator Hill addressed two large crowds
In Lynchburg, Va., yesterday.
Geseral STEvrarsow addressed a mammoth
meeting of Democrats at Stamford, Conn.,
Seicatob Johw Sheekah's Cleveland, O,
speech has beon postponed till Monday,
owing to tne obsequies of Mrs. Harrison.
Ex-Speaker Thomas B. Reed addressed a
gathering or Republicans at Muslo Hall,
Cincinnati, last night,, numbering fully
The South Dakota Supreme Court yester
day sustained tbe decision of the Secretary
of State In refusing to place Prohibitionist
nominations on the ticket. ,
Fusion In at least SO out of 60 counties In
Soutn Dakota Is assured, between Demo
crats and Populists, thus giving the latter
control again of tbe Legislature.
Senator Hill, while In Washington, sub
mltted to an interview In which lie bitterly
attacked Wavne MacVeagh for flopping now
Instead of 1876, when he knew Tilden was
Colonel W. A. Taylor, Democratic candi
date for Secretary ofStateof Ohio, addressed
the largest political mretins of the cam
paign In Eastern Ohio at Youngstown last
A Rochester, N. Y.,"paper prints a story of
an attempt to bribe a printer employed in
the office where the official ballots for Mon
roe and Orleans counties are being printed
to mark tbe Renublican ballots, op n Mnn
of them, In such a way that they would Do
thrown out during tbe count.
at a meeting or the State Central Commit
tee of Colorado it -was decided to withdraw
the Cleveland electors, substituting therefor
tbe Weaver men. There was some objection
but the orders or the National Democratio
Committee were finally submitted to.
CAHENSLEYI5M STILL ALIV&
The German Party Again Active Since the
Departure of Archbishop Ireland.
Eome, Oct. 27. Mgr. Zardetti. Bishon
L of St Cloud, Minn., has just been received
by the Pope. This is the second audience
this prelate has had since tbe departure
from Borne of Arohbishop Ireland. Mgr.
Zardetti stated that tbe Pope showed great
interest in news bearing on tbe Presidental
campaign, and; expressed much satisfaction
at the development of Catholicism in,the
United States. At the olose of the audi
ence the Pope, in pronouncing hiB blessing
on the American Bishop, said: "I bless you
for the last time. When you return again
to Borne you will find me no longer here.
Pray, then, upon my tomb."
Mgr. Zardetti has had interviews with
the Cardinals here, and as a result asserts
that since the departure of Archbiahon Tre.
land, the consideration of American aflalrs
has taken a turn more favorable to the
German party. The German party here,
according to Mgr. Zardetti, is displaying
intense activity in seizing tbe advantage
over Archbishop Ireland's and Cardinal
Gibbons' departure. A prominent mem
ber of the party who for a con
siderable period resided in Amer
ica, but who at present is in Borne,
has just written a confidential brochure
dealing with the whole range of American
questions arising irom the Cahensley move
ment, in a sense antagonistic to the Ameri
canist party. Copies of this brochure have
been sent to the Pope, the Propaganda and
the Sacred College.
Another Revolution Against nippolyte Al
most Ripe Enough to Pick.
New York, Oct 27. The steamer Orange
Nassau this morning brings a confirmation
of threatened revolution in Haiti. The
Orange Nassau left Port au Prince October
20. Captain Van Derest said that when he
was about to leave port a body of soldiers
marched down to the dock. In their
midst walked three men dressed in
civilian garb, with a guard pressing
closely on each side. When they reached
the steamer the civilians with their guards
marched on board. One of the Govern
ment officials read to the captain ah order
from President Hyppolyte to carry tbe
three men out of the country. They men
were Frenchmen, and threatened to have
the French Government demand satisfac
tion. Captain Yan Derest learned that the
Frenchman had been accused of stirring
up a revolution against the present Gov
ernment It was said that the revolution
ary agitation had secured a large following,
and that General Manigat, another conspir
ator, living at Kingston, Jamaica, was get
ting ready to cross over to Haiti with a
number ot supporters as soon as tbe people
had been worked up to a proper pitch.
Homestead Strikers Hunting Head Dresses
to Wear in New York's Parade.
Homestead will send 200 representatives
from the Tanks of the locked-out men to
participate in the Democratio demonstra
tion in New York City next week. The
men who are going are very busy now try
ing to obtain black silk hats to wear. It is
proposed to have each man crowned
by this kind of hat, so as to make the ap
The men are experiencing some difficulty
in obtaining the hats as there does not seem
to he the requisite number in the town.
One of the most frequent questions you
hear upon the street is: "Say, have you an
old silk hat down at yonr place?"
THE FINEST SHOES
At $2.00, $2.50, $2.90 and $3.00
FOR LADIES AND GENTS EVER SHOWN
EVERY SIZE. EVERY WIDTH.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
W. M; LAIRD,
433 and 435
406, 408, 410
OFFICEES OF THE 33D DEOEEE.
A WEST VIEGINIA EMBEZZLER.
He Flees Prom Huntington With Money of
His Firm and Friends.
Huntington, W.Va., Qct 27. Special
Harry J. Oppenhcimer, business manager
of the clothing firm of Oppenheimer &
Feldstein, has absconded and is snpposed
to be in Canada. He drew 55,000 of the
firm's money several days ago, ostensibly to
pay bills, which it is now discovered he
tailed to meet He also borrowed . RKnn
from Mr. Goldstein, an employe of the firm.
There is much of a stir in business circles in
this section, as it is feared that investiga
tion will develop extensive transactions of
tbe same character by the fugitive.
J. I. Feldstein, tne remaining partner,
has assigned to Colonel Eustace Gibson to
protect himself until the actual condition
of the business here and at Ashland, Ky.,
can be determined. It Is given out to-night
that the firm will be able to meet all liabil
ities as they mature. H. B. Claflin, of New J
Am, u me Heaviest creditor. ,
Don't Take the Risk
Of Are or thieves, but keep 'your valuable
papers, bonus, etc, In the sate deposit vaults
or tbe Farmers' Deposit National Bank, 63
Fourth avenue.' Boxes rented at (3 a year
WANTED 10 SEE JHE W0BLD.
Tonne Hofmann, the Piano Prodigy, Tarns
Up as a Stowaway and Sailor.
LONDON, Oct 27. The JVeiM to-day
quotes a story from Bombay respecting the
piano prodigy, Josef Hofmann. The
young musician, who was visiting a rela
tive at Cardiff some time ago, disappeared
and the next known of bim he appeared as
a stowaway on a vessel that had arrived at
Calcutta. Hofmann's agent here discredits
the story, but says he nas heard nothing
from the boy's parents since Februarv.
The boy's own statement is that while he
was in Cardiff he took a sudden fanoy' to
see the world alone. -He determined to
make a voyage around the Cape of Good
Hope and stowed himself in a ship bound
for Calcutta. When his presence was dis
covered he was put at work. He cleaned
the brasses and pulled ropes like a sailor.
He says he was happy and was kindly
treated by everyone on board the. vessel.
After the ship arrived at Calcutta he vis
ited several places in India, where he gave
concerts to.obtain money to pay his expenses.
The Scottish Rite Masons Discuss a Project
of One Supreme Council.
New YORK.Oct 27. The Supreme Conn
cil of the Sovereign Council Grand Inspec
tor Generals of the last degree Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Bite for the United
States have been in session in this city for
two days. Tbe first day's session was de
voted principallv to discussing the pro
posed union of ail Scottish bodies under one
grand supreme 'council, there now being
three in the united States. At the final
session the following grand officers were
Sovereign Grand Commander, John J.
Gorman, New York) Lieutenant Grand Com
niander, William A. Hershlser, Ohio: Min
ister of State, Granville A trambes, Michi
gan; Grand Prior, Henry D. Moore, D. D ,
Cincinnati; Grand Treasuier, David W.
Thompson, Connecticnt: Grand Secretary
Genoral, John G. Barker, Brooklyn; Keeper
of 'the Archives, Hopkins Thompson, New
York; Master General of Camp. Willard C.
Vanilerlip, Boston; Grand Marshal Genoral,
Innao F. Graham, Connecticut: Standard
Beater, E. Junius Edwards, Minnesota;
Grand Captain of the Guard, Oliver F.
Brig!;s,Seattle; Grand Marshals of the Camp,
E. J. Babooclc, Oniahn;.A. T. Anderson,
Cleveland; Major W. Bayless, Washington,
SOLOMON & RUBEN
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Where will you find a more superb assortment of stylish Overcoats than in our peerless
establishment? Such piles, such varieties-and such handsome ones. You cannot possibly ex
pect to, see the like combination of style and elegance in any other store. And we are selling
thousands of them, for everybody knows that they cannot enter any outfitting emporium with
more confidence in securing the newest latest and best in every detail than in ours. WE CAN
SUIT EVERYBODY, for our line comprises all that goes under the name of overcoats. We
will enumerate a few:
How American Cities Are Governed.
Dr. Janes, of the Boston Ethical Associ
ation, has been studying the problem ot
mnniclpal government in this country, and
finds that the majority of our cities are
governed by a single legislative body. Of
tbe five largest cities, Philadelphia and
Baltimore retain the dual system. Of the
next 17 in size, 11 have but one legislative
body; of the next 28, 18 adhere to the sin
gle system, and out of 376 incorporated
cities containine 8,000 inhabitants, 291 have
tbe single system, and of the remaining
cities, abont 1,600, a single legislative body
is the most universal rule.
William O'Brien Mulcted Again.
Dublin, Oct 27. The Court of the
Queen's Bench has issued a writ of execu
tion against William 0TBrien for 3,999,
the amount of a judgment given against him
In a libel suit
A Bnssian Threat Against Oermany.
St. Fstebsbubg, Oct, ZT.Novot Vranya
threatens that France and Bussiawill re
taliate if the German Government persists
in advocating its military bill alter it is
disapproved by the Beichstag.
An Oil Hennery for Morocco.
Fez, Mobocco, Oct 27. A French party
Trnely a "Wonderful Flower.
The Malayan savages know that it is pos
sible for a plant or flower to be a real od
dity, for botanists tell us that they have an
extraordinary .flower which is known to
them bv a name which signifies "Wonder-
Wonder"." It is a flower, and a flower only,
having neither leaves, stem, nor root. It
is a globular parasite 'about three feet
across, and bursts into a dream -of loveli
ness from the surface of decayed logs and
Murphy Conspiracy Case Adjourned.
The hearing in the conspiracy case against
Detective P. J. Murphy, brought by P. V.
Bovnianek, was commenced before Alder
man McKelvey, of Allegheny, yesterday.
A number of witnesses were heard and the
case was adjourned until next Friday.
The Drygoods Suitor Loses His Suit
Chicago, Oct 27. Cornelius Tuohy, the
audaoious drygoods clerk, has Inst his suit
against his former employer, the wealthy
widow, Mrs. J. W. Tuohy. Tho jury this
afternoon retained s verdict of "not
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We show probably more styles than you'll find in any
three houses in Pittsburg, while in sterling values they occupy
the picturesque position of being without peers in Western
We have them in Kerseys, Box- Cloths, Meltons, Whip
cords, Worsteds, Cheviots, Twills, Tweeds and Wire Twist
Cassimeres, strap seam, plain and infaid velvet collars, silk and
half-silk lined, lined with fancy cassimeres and fine Italian
serge, designed, cut; trimmed and made by the best tailors in
We Always Aim at the Highest in Quality and Lowest in Price.
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