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THE ' PITTSBURG' DISPATCH, TUESDAY,' - NOVEMBER 1, 1892.
"Dartmoor," played last evening at the
Snquesne Theater, is a dark-tinted drama of
the type that has always been popular in
London. The chief figure in the play is an
escaped convict not one of your wrong
fully convicted fellows, but a jailbird that
has no right to doff the penal suit nor
breathe free air. The penitentiary itself,
the prison that disfigures a corner of beau
tiful Dartmoor, is happily kept in the
background, though besides the escaped
prisoner other Inmates of the establish
ment, from the Governor to wardens, are
prominent in the play. Arthur Law, the
author, has knocked together some tell
- ing situations, and two comic characters at
least savor of originality. The play itself
is nothing wonderful, nor is it new except
in the combination of incidents the plot is
as old as the hills, and the situations have
seen service in a dozen dramas written in
the last two decades. The best that can be
said for the play as a whole is that it in
terests and entertains. The fortunes of the
hulking rascal who is trying to escape the
righteous penalty of his swindling career
do not enlist our sympathies, but his wife's
fate, the happiness of an innocent woman,
is bound np with this rascal's, and thus a
tenderer chord is touched. The convict
Hick Teaabtes. upon his escape takes refuge
in his wife's house. She has thought htm
dead, and so as to have convicts and
the memories of her late lamented
lord whom she loathed by the way al
ways near her she had taken up her abode
near the Dartmoor Penitentiary. She
shields her husband from his pursuers
chieflv to keep the secret of her criminal
parentage from her little daughter. He
appears as her brother. The complication
is knit closer by the fact that she has en
gaged herselfthinking she was a widow
to the Governor of the penitentiary. Her
guests and this Governor talk about the
convict's escape before Yenablet and he even
joins in the search for himself. He hangs
around for a day or two, meets another
swindler, an old pal, in the disguise of a
servant, is forced by the latter to join in
another robbery, and as the toils close in
upon him the real brother of his, Yen
aita' wife, appearing upon the' scene
he makes a wild break for freedom
and is shot dead. Upon his despairing
death cry the curtain falls. There is nothing
subtle of sincere in all this; it is melodrama
of the baldest sort, sprinkled with rose
water and called polite.
But it is well acted. J. II. Gilmour plays
the big convict at large with a certain
breadth and finish; his faults are too much
eyebrow intensity in spots and a certain
suaggerthat we should say the society a
swindler would move in, inside or outside
the penitentiary, would not tolerate or
produce. Jliss Bettina Gerard, who last
flitted before a Pittsburg audience in the
lmhter guise of a comic opera singer, has
blossomed out into a serious actress of
some pretensions. Beauty blesses her
as of yore, and excepting in a
Langtryesque costume in act HI, with
her hair dressed like the Lily's also, she
made a very pretty pictnre also. In the
few joyful love passages at the play's be
ginning she was very sweet and earnest; in
the intenser scenes with the convict hus
band she was earnest also, but a little
stagey. Still Bhe compelled the sympathy
of the audience and at one or two climaxes
w on rounds ot applause. It was a creditable
debut in a new field. The eccentric klepto
maniac in archdeacon's clothes was capi
tally delineated by Littledale Powers, and
the other comedian, Owen Westford, made
a good deal of fun out of the phrenological
phantasies of an old German professor. The
rest of the cast is competent, although
Adolph Lestma is plainly out of his ele
ment as the hero, the prison governor. The
company got a curtain call after act IIX
Lillian Ijewis as IJaily UL
It was an unusually well filled house that
greeted Miss Lillian Lewis at her appear
ance yesterday after eight years' absence
from Pittsburg. "Lady Lil" is referred to in
the programme as a "realistic romance,"
but abounding in stirring situations and
sharply drawn characters, it would be bet
ter classed as a melodrama. As such it is a
decided success. The motive of the play is
the love of two brothers for the same girl;
the elder brother under the name of Vaclay
Hassan has wrecked Lady Lil't life pre
viously having married her, although al
ready provided with a wife. After their
fceparation Lady Lit falls in love with
Sceerin de Mohan, not knowing, however,
that he is the brothei of Hassan. Through
the help of Sianor Luigi, the lion tamer in
the circus where Lady Lil is playinc, Hassan.
is made to keep an appointment with Lady
Lil, and the lion tamer, knowing the pre
dicament in which she is, opens the
tiger's cage, and the beast kills
Hassan, he Mohan, who had sworn
to kill him before he knew that Hassan and
his brother were one and the S3inc, is there
lore at liberty to marry the equestrienne,
and the play is brought to a happy end.
Miss Lewis did some really good worn last
night, notwithstanding her cold, and showed
herself to be an actress of considerable
skill. She talks a little too rapidly some
times, bat the sincerity and physical en
ergy she puts into her work make up for
that. She wears some brilliant toilettes
and the diamond garter sparkling around
her knee in her costume of the circus
rider was the center of attraction
for the ladies only, of course, in the audi
rucc She is ably supported by TV. A.
"Whitecar as Severin de Mohan and Ivan
Perone as Hassan. The author of the plav,
Mr. Lawrence Marston, received a curtain
call alter his clever work as the Faith Curer,
who dies after having been lashed as a spy.
Perhaps the strongest incident in the plav
is where Lady Lil recognizes
him as the murderer of her
child, and hurls enrse after curse at the dv
ing criminal. Both Mr. Marston and Miss
Lewis capped the melodramatic climax in
that scene. Alxis Gisiko w'as very funny
as the Jmpressario, and in his singing ot
"What is Mv Fortune, My Pretty Maid,"
had the gallery gods at his mercy. The
scenery was all that could be expected; the
click of the telegraph wire in the battle
fields especially is worthy of mention. The
audience rewarded the actors with a gener
Bine Jeans as Good as Ever.
The material known as bine jeans wears
well, so does the play of that name. It
was played'with plenty of force and fresh
ness at the Alvin Theater last night and
entertained a large audience. The company
is a well-balanced one. Laura Burt puts a
charming personality into an equally lovely
character and June added to her conquests last
night. The opposite and less agreeable
part of Sue Hnlaly was interpreted with con
siderable art by .Jennie Goldthwaite. whose
work in "The Cad" last season gave such
promise. Of the others, Andrew Kobson as
Hen Boone and Charles R Udell as Jon
Interveler were uncommonly good. The rest,
of the cast is all right and Miss Daisy Tem
ple deserves a word of praise tor clever
work. In fact, the only thing we have to
grumble about in this production of Mr.
Arthur's excellent play is the scenery it
needs touching up badly.
The Academy of Music
Handsome women, pretty costumes and
entertaining artistes are the order of things
at the Academy of Musio this week. Lilly
Clay's Gaiety Company are there. True,
Lilly Clay and her pretty women have; been
here before, but Colonel Sam T.
Jack has improved the company con
siderably, and last evening a densely
crowded house testified to the fact
by hearty applause. Tne programme starts
with a nautical burlesque, "Christofo
Colnmbo," the principal part being per
formed by Miss Clara Terry-Gardner. The
burlesque is really a good one, and people
who cannot laugh and enjoy it must be en
tirely tired of life. A burlesque by Sam
T. Jack, entitled "Mazeppa," concludes the
programme, and it is one of the liveliest
and jolliest ever seen in Pittsburg. The
costumes are gorgeous and the wit abundant
But the specialties are extremely good
themselves. J. J. Fenton and "George
Beban are capital performers. Miss Julia
Kelly as a banjo and bone player is in the
front rank, and the acrobatic feats of Muzez
and Abbeco are wonderful indeed. Proba
bly the negro melodies as sung by Miss
Aiice Gilmore were among the choicest
items on the programme. She sings well,
and Paul La Drew is a very fair female im
personator. Howley and Doyle dance
well; the Veritch brothers are surprising
gymnasts, and Chris Green is thoroughly a
"Musical Green." Altogether the entire
performance is among the best of its class.
The World's JIuscum Theater.
The entertainment at this house yester
day excelled both in quantity and quality.
A number of good attractions appeared in
the curio hall, chief among which was
ProC Strasbnrg and bis performing orang
outangs. The monkeys are trained to per
fection, and afford much amusement. Itattle
snake Tom does some daring tricks with his
venomous serpents, and Prof. Martinique
makes a neat specialty of his wax flowers.
The Little Bullets, the miniature oxen,
are still a great source of enjoyment to the
children, who love to pet them. In the the
ater the "Blacksmith's Revenge" holds the
boards. It is a strong melodrama and
acted by a good company. Mr. Joseph
Clifton and Miss Louise Agnott are verv
clever in the leading roles. The mechani
cal working saw and the "Blacksmith Quar
tet are two strong features. A great crowd
was present both at afternoon and evening
performances and seemed to enjoy the show
Harry Davis' Eden Musce.
On account of the splendid weather yes
terday, no doubt, the attendance at this
house was unusually slim. An attractive
programme was offered, headed by Mile.
Eugenie Garetta, the bird educator. The
young lady has the record of having visited
most of the prominent places of amusements
in this country and Europe, and
her performance is very neat and
pleasing. "Orsanio," the magnetic
haired man, is a novel attraction and
made quite a hit. The entertainment in
the theater was furnished by Williams and
Barton's Australian Novelties, and ranks
fully with the usual class of variety per
formances. The audience, though a small
one, was energetic in the manifestations of
approval, and demanded severai encores.
The Harris Theater.
"One of the Finest," Gns Williams' old
play, has been braced np considerably since
last given here. Ed Aaron is a much better
policeman than the one of last season, and
Miss Weiman is a superb Muih Hickman.
The specialties are all clever and the
scenery is appropriate. There were two
large audiences yesterday. The perform
ance this afternoon will be a souvenir
matinee, each girl in attendance receiving a
china doll dressed. .
Bill's Boot a Success.
"Bill's Boot," under the management of
Manager Harry Williams, was presented at
the Bijou last night and made a hit It is
an amusing piece, well acted and hand
The sudden death of Miss Sadie Scanlan
last night will not necessitate the closing of
the Duquesne Theater next weet, where
she was billed to appear. The management
at a late hour last evening opened negotia
tions for a leading attraction, and expect to
have everything satisfactorily arranged by
next Monday. Announcement of the prom
ised performance will appear to-day.
HTJEDEBED HER MOTHER.
An Insane Woman's Awful Deed In a Fash
BOSTON, Oct. 31. This morning Mrs.
Mary Marean, living at 66 Dana street, in
the fashionable part of Cambridge, killed
her mother, Mrs. Annie L. Brownlee, a
woman nearly 70 years old.
Mrs. Brownlee was found lying dead on
the floor, and the neighbors were trying to
pacify the murdered woman's daughter,
Mrs. Marean, who is evidently insane. The
murderess then said: "As mother started to
go upstairs I walked up behind her and
struck her on the head with a wrench. "
Outlawry In McKeesport.
McKEESPOKT, Oct St Special This
city is rivalling Homestead as the scene of
repeated crimes of violence, without the
excuse that is offered there that the mur
derous assaults are the work of striking
mill men. George Hurrell, an employe of
the Tube Works, is the latest victim to be
waylaid and assaulted. On Coursin street
at midnight, near his own home, he was at
tacked by an assailant he could not iden
tify and nearly killed with a club. An
alarm by people passing: at the time pre
vented the robbery, which seems to have
been the purpose of the footpad.
A Decision in the State Case.
Washington, Oct. 31. The United
States Supreme Court to-day denied, with
out prejudice to renewal after the Circuit
Court for the California Circuit has passed
upon it, the application made by the At
torney General for certiorari to bring at
once before the Supreme Court the appeal
taken by the United States from the de
cision that the Federal Government had
not the right to seize the steamship Itata
for violation of the neutrality laws in
carrying arms to the Chilean revolutionists.
The Dogs Will Now Have a Rest.
The dog-killing season has ended and the
men at the pound discharged. Since the
first of May 2,000 have been drowned and
650 returned to owners on payment of fines.
The receipts from dog licenses and fines
were over 5G.000.
Excursion to Wheeling
to the Democratic mass meeting on next
Tuesday, November 1, on which occasion the
Hon. Adlal E. Stevenson, candldate'for Vice
President, will be present. A large torch
light parade in the evening. The B. & O
E. E. will sell excursion tickets at$l 35, and
will rnn 3peclal trains, leaving Pittsburg at
4 p.m., tickets good for two days. The Ran
dall Club, John A. Snee Club, E. Z. Wain
wright Club. County Democracy, JicKenna
Club, llcKeespurt Club. Homestead Club
and a number of other clubs have made
arrangements to go via special trains above
Don't Trfke the Bisk
Of Are or thieves, but keep yonr valuable
papers, bonds, etc. In the sate deposit vaults
of the Farmers' Deposit National Bank, 68
Fourth avenue. Boxes rented at $5 a year
SI 35 Round Trip to Wheeling Via Penn
Tuesday. November 1, account Domocratlo
demonstration; good returning until Novem
ber! Pebtect action nnd perfect health result
from thenscof De Witt's Little Early Bison.
A perfect little pill. Very small; very sure
BEARISH OIL REPORT.
Big Increase Shown in .New Pro
dnclion and Completed Wells,
ALSO IN EIGS AND TOOLS GOING.
Sistersrille Operators Excited by the Keener
DRY HOLE REPORTED SEAR ll'DONALD
The monthly oil report for October shows
an all around increase over September and
consequently should make the bears growl
with joy if there still exists any members
of that ferocious family.
Outside of McDonald and Bistersville
there were only 28 wells completed in the
southwest, and 13 of these 23 were dry. In
the southwest, exclusive of Southwestern
Ohio, there are 253 rigs up and wells drilling.
Eifihty-onoofthcsoaro in the Sistersville
field, and 78 in McDonald. The other 94 are
scattered; Mannington, lit. Morris and Wild
wood having the greatest number. In the
order named. The following table gives a
general synopsis of tbo work:
Summary of completed wells:
Field. Com. Pro. Dry. Com. Pro. Dry.
Allegany.. ( 1 3 0 6 M
Middle P 10 Ct 2 9 63
cS::l" i 9a,3
faouthwest". 100 5.703 23 110 7.83)
Total.... 146 6.037 157 8.S3 31
Increaso completed wells, 11.
Increase In new production, 2,408 barrels.
Decrease in dry holes 6.
Average Jnnuarv wells, Si 3 10 barrels.
Average Fobiuary wells, U74-10 bands,
Average March wells, 75 3 10 barrels.
Average April well. 538-10 bairels.
Aveingo May wo!l-, 57 liarrols.
Average Juno wells, 73? barrels.
Average July well's 73 b.irie!s.
Average Ausrnst well1-, 7iK barrels.
Averaj;o September welK 60 barrels.
Average October wells. 71 barrels.
EUMMAET OF KEW WORK.
Dr'g Rigs Total Dr'gEIgs Total
A"cfn2 3 19 7 1 8
Middle Field 10 4 14 7 2 9
aSSSK:::::::: 8 n 19 7 6 1J
ArmestronR:::::: Sl M
Southwest J72 CI 233 1S3 01 279
Total 231 9S 332 243 117 262
Increase in drilling wells, 11. .
Increase In new rigs. 19.
Net Increase. 30.
Sistersville Going Southeast.
Hops swelled the hearts of the wenk
kneed Sistersville operators yesterday when
theieport was circulated and verified that
the Devonian Oil Company's No. 2 on the
Keener heirs' faun, tlireejmiles from Sisters
ville' was flowing 125 barrels a day irom the
first pay In the Big Injnn nnd not making a
bucket of saltwnter. It Is tho only well
In the field which has not produced several
times as much water as oil and is a little
over half a mile cast of tho same company's
No. 1 on the Keener heiis' property which is
flowlnir 75 or SO barrels a day.
Charles Duel, of tho firm of Duel & John
son, who came up from SUtorsvlllo yester
diiy, said in speaking of the Keener
wells: "The only outlet for the field now
seems to be In n southwestern direction on
a22)line. It liRS been corralled effectu
ally except at thN point. Dry holes sur
sound the territory which is defined as
certainly as though it were within the
vails of an iron tank. What makes
mo bolieve that it is running
southwest on a 22K Hue is that my well on
the .ower end or ells Island below town is
making 15 barrels a day, and fn o miles down
tho rivor on Mill Creek Island is a well
which Is making only two Darrels a day
after being shot. The river at this point
runs on almost a 45 line to tho southwest.
Moore Well Is Increasing.
"Our well on the Moore farm which Is a
llttlo west of a 2i degree line from the
Keener wells, Is now making 30 barrels a day,
which is more than it has over made colore.
Continuing this 22 degree line to the north
east takes it through Sistersville and across
tho river through the biggest and best wells
in the field. To the southwest a lino drawn
midway between the Keener wells takes it
through the well which J. M. Guffey & Co.
are drilling on the Johnson farm at Middle
Island, Union district, Pleasant county. It
is down 7C7 feat and they are waiting for
fuel. With good luck it can be finished In 15
"Coming up on the train I met John Sulli
van, a contractor of Washington, who said
he had come 'rom the E!k-ForU well, eight
miles east or Sistersville, and he said It was
spraying some oil."
One of the owners of this well stated to a
representative of The Disr.vrcn yesterday
thutit had not reached the sand uccoidlng
to tho latest reports lie bad received from it.
Tho Independence Oil Company, which is
composed o" S. P. Fergus, William Johnson
and Charles Duel, is down 900 feet in their
No. 1 on a lease off the Keener heirs farm.
They have a rig up on the Anschutz farm.
Tho Kanawha Oil Company's No. 2 Calvin
on tho Ohio side, is good tor 10J barrels a
day. Their No. 1 Mehrley is in the sand.
The last of this week they expect to com
plete Nos. 1 nnd 5 on the Ludolph farm.
They are drilling Nos. 6 and 7 on the
Patteison & Gartland are pumping 90
bai rels of water an hour lrom their well on
the McCoy farm in the southeast.
Dry Holes West of McDonald.
McDonald Gallagher & Co.'s well on the
Wilson farm, a mile and a half west of tho
Walker, was reported yesterday to 00 down
2,353 feet, and no sand of any description in
Knox Bros.' No. 2 Scott Is down 2.CO0 feet,
and Greenlee & Forst's 3,800 feet. The latter
leased the Alkon farms in northeast Mc
Curdy yesterday. They aro located between
Bell and the Clever farm. EIgs are being
built upon them.
Tho Gauges Monday.
Tho production of McDonald was 18,000
yesterday, tho same as tho day before.
Stock In field, 47,000.
Tho runs from the Sistersville field were
14,788 barrels on Saturday.
Buns and Shipments Saturday.
The Saturday runs of the National Transit
Company were 33,317; shipments, 33,415, in
cluding Sunday. Southwest runs from Mc
Donald were 15,333: outside of McDonald,
9,493; total, 24,805. Buckeye Pipe Line runs
from the Mackiburg field. 6 So2: sbinments.
47,059; Buckeye runs of Lima oil, 47,059; slilp-
ments, 30 &so; r.ureita ripe rane runs, u,'iil;
shlnments. 2.147: Southern PiDe Line siiiu.
monts, 18,600; New York Transit shipments,
'j. no jshcu'ovo runs 01 Lima on on .Friday
were 63,897: shipments, 60,395.
The liJewater Pipe Line runs on Friday
were 5.0C0; total, 89,842; average, 3,200. Kuns
on Saturday were 5.799; on Sunday.1,412; total
(or the month. 97,053; average datly runs for
the month, 3,235. The shipments on Sunday
wore 23,890; total for the month, 227,500; aver
The Western and Atlantic rnns on Satur
day were 4,147; shipments, 4,071. Euns on
Friday, 4,0'i3: shipments, 2,583.
The Saturday runs of the W. L. Mellon
lines weio 5,679; shipments, C07.
linns and Shipments Snnday.
The Southwest Pennsylvania linos from
McDonald were 7,280; outsido of McDonald,
1,096; total, 8,376. Buns from the Sistersville
field, 10,415. National Transit rnns, 5,621;
shipments, none. Maoksburg runs, 4,234.
Buckeye Pipe Line runs, 13,158; shipments,
22,147. Eureka Pipe Line runs, 8,636: ship
ments, 1,882. Now York Transit shipments,
Western and Atlantic runs, 791; shipments,
Buns from wells of W. L. Mellon lines, 4,417;
The Oil Market.
Opening, SOJic; highest, 50c; lowest, BOe:
Befined New. York, 6c; London, J4d;
Oil City, Oct. 31 National Transit certifi
cates opened, 50c; highest, 50c; loweat.DOc;
closed, 50c; sales. 44,003 barrels; shipments,
133.801 barrels: runs, 131,377 barrels.
New Yoke, Oot. 3L Petroleum opened
weaker and after a spell of firmness became
weak again. There was large sales, partly
owUgtotho lact that the last day of the
month is switching day. The rate for
switching was from lHle. Pennsylvania
oil, spot sales, 3,000 bai rols at SOc; Novem
ber option sales, 185,000 barrels at CO50Wct
Lima oil, sales, none; 17o bid; total sales, Ida.
- A COAL FAMINE.
A Plttsbnrg; Operator Denies That Prices
Have Advanced in Cincinnati.
The reports regarding the scarcity of coal
tt Cincinnati have been somewhat exagger
ated. The advance in the price of coal to
the extent claimed by the Cincinnati papers,
jz.: to f4 25 per ton, local operators say
has not been "made. '
A prominent railroad and river coal
operator, in speaking to a Dispatch re
porter on the subject yesterday, said that
the price of coal in the lower markets has
not been advanced over ?3 50 per ton,
which rate was recently settled upon by the
retailers. Sufficient coal is tied up in coal
boats and barges there at present to supply
the city until the 15th of December, to
gether'with what can be obtained from the
valley of the Kanawha. There is little
danger of a coal famine in the near future.
"It was also stated to me and as a posi
tive fact by a prominent river operator that
the Eclipse Mines, in the Fourth pool,
started ud to-day with a full force at the re
duced rate, or 2 cents a bushel.
"In my opinion the stand taken by the
striking river miners is foolish and unrea
sonable to a degree, as their work is no
harder than that performed by the miner
for the railroads."
There is a great howl going up lrom the
railroad coal operators on account of the
scarcity of cars, which they claim renders
them incapable of filling many large orders.
PEESBYTEEIAN TJNIOH MEETS.
Officers Were Sleeted for "tho Ensuing Year
and Financial Standing Given.
The Presbyterian Union of Pittsburg and
Allegheny held its annual meeting in the
First Presbyterian Church yesterday after
noon. The meeting was called to order by
the President, Hon. Thomas Ewing. Itcv.
E. E. Donehoo acted as Secretary. A re
port of the Treasurer showed that the union
was in good financial condition. A long
list of names were proposed and elected to
membership. An election for officers for
the ensuing year resultedas follows: Hon.
Calvin 'Wells, President; A. F. Brooks,
Esq., Vice President; Eev. E. It. Donehoo,
Secretary; 51. W. Itankin, Esq., Treasurer.
Executive Committee, T. C Lazear, Esq.,
Key. S. B. McCormick, VT. C Lilley, Kev.
John F. Patterson and Dr. O. L. Miller.
Bev. Robert Christie, D. D., was invited
by the union to deliver an address on the
subject of "City Evangelization," the time
and place to be arranged by the Executive
Tne many members expressed their great
gratification at the wonderful success of the
uuion and the delightful receptions which
have from time to time been given to its
TWO 8EEI0TJS CHAEGES.
Thomas Keegan Gives Two Officers a
It required two officers to arrest Thomas
Keegan last night charged by James Kane
with felonious assault. It is charged that
Keegsn went to Kane's house on Hatfield
street during his absence on Sunday and
assaulted his wife, knocking her down with
a chair and otherwise maltreating her.
Kane nn Sunday night saw Keegan on the
street and chased him with a revolver firing
two shots at him without effect. Then he
entered suit against him. Officer Schmitt
served the warrants last night, but Keegan
fought him and tore his clothes and the
warrants into shreds before assistance came.
Keegan will have a hearing before Alder
man Kerr to-day. Mrs. Kane's condition is
II COUNTS OP.
The Money That Uqnors and Cigars Bring
Into Uncle Sam's Treasury.
Acting Internal Bevenuc Collector A. J.
Mitchell yesterday issued his October re
port. It is as follows:
List, 790 43; beer, 61,380 92; spirits,
5253,803 30; cigars, 571,334 80; snuff, fl,110;
tobacco, 85.466 30, and special, 2,272 07.
The total collections were 5396,218 42. The
total for October, 1891, was $358,030 8L
An Impractical scheme.
An evening paper yesterday published a
story to the effect that the Pennsylvania
road intended to light the tracks with
electricity and abandon the headlights.
Superintendent Pitcairn denied the report,
and said the scheme would be impractical.
Even if electric lighting is adapted it is not
likely that the headlight would be thrown
over. Electricity is mighty uncertain at
times, and wreckers could easily envelop
the road in darkness to suit their purpose.
Green Goods Circulars.
Green goods men are at work flooding
Allegheny county with circulars. Detec
tive Coulson says the police are handed on
an average 20 of these cunningly devised
documents per day, bnt as they have noth
ing to go on little can be done. One re
reived yesterday said the Government had a
great deal of money deposited unjustly in'
the Treasury and it was not wrong tor a
man to provide for old age. It wouldn't
make any difference to Uncle Sam.
Low Water Irjurlng Business.
The low water in the Ohio is not only
rough on the packet men, but it is seriously
interfering with the business of iron firms.
Manufacturers are loaded up with orders
that are to be shipped by the river. The
articles are ready, but the consignees not
being in a hurry insist that they be held in
the yards until the boats can run. The
prospects for rain are very slim, and the
delays in shipments put the manufacturers
to great inconvenience.
Taking Pictures for the B. & O.
Baltimore and Ohio artists are in Pitts
burg taking views of the road for the
World's Fair exhibit. One of the photo
graphs is to be a full view of the city, and
when completed the artists claim it will be
the finest ever taken. In the party are
Major Pangborn, ot picturesque Baltimore
and Ohio lame; "W. H. Jackson, of Denver,
and J. "Wurschett, New York.
Before the Pardon Board.
Major E. A. Montooth left for Harris
burg last evening to appear before 'the Par
don Board in behalf of John Winternicht,
who was sent to the workhouse one year
for assault and battery, and Joseph I
Evans, who got five years tor killing a
woman on Second avenue. The Major said
he had little hope to offer either ot them.
Tho Bone and Sinew Committee.
The Finance Committee of thil Demo
cratic County Committee met at) Demo
cratic headquarters yesterday afternoon.
Chairman J. M. Guffey presided, tteports
were read and routine business was trans
acted. John B. Larkin, who just returned
from New York, assured the committee
that Cleveland will be elected. J"
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VICTORY II THE AIR
Causes Republicans in Washington
to Open Their Purses.
BETTING PICKS DP VERY WELL.
More Harrison Money Now Than Has Here
tofore Been Heard if.
SECEETAET FOSTER FEELING HAPPT
ITOOM X STAPP COBRESPONPENT.I
Washington, Oct. 3L With the re
assembling of the officials and clerks at the
departments to-day there was evident a
great increase of hope among the Re
publicans, and it goes without saying that
a great majority of them are of that party.
There seemed to have been a general
stiffening up all around since Saturday, and
it was plainly due to the news from New
York received since the close of registra
tion on Saturday. Most of the high
officials in the city have been in close com
munication with the men at headquarters,
who know exactly what is going on,
and who are giving their nearest official
lriends confidential tips of the real situa
tion that are not manufactured for effect,
like most ot the news given out to the pub
lic. Moreover, the many clerks and offi
cials in the serrice who live in New York
and represent every nook and corner of the
State have had information since Saturday
from their friends among the local politi
cians, and from all sources the assurance
comes that the registration is decidedly in
favor of the Republican?, and that the
State is safe for Harrison and Beid by at
least 15,000 majority.
Betting Turns Toward Harrison.
Not much betting has been done In
"Washington and that little at least the
part of it which has not been affected by
party prejudice and is done for revenue only
has been with the odds in favor of Cleve
land. The tune is now changed, and Repub
licans were making free oilers to bet even
on the general' result or on New York
alone, some of them perferring to bet on
each, the two bets to be taken or none. One
prominent Pennsylvania Bepublican of
sporting proclivities told the correspondent
of The Dispatch this evening that he had
remained away from his desk all day hang
ing 'round with several hundred dollars in
his pocket to find a Democrat who wanted
to bet even, the two bets or none to be pre
ferred, but on either if he could not get the
two, New York preferred, and as yet he had
failed to stake any of his money, though
there had been plenty of bluffing.
A prominent Democratic correspondent,
who returned this morning afeer a week at
headquarters, made the prediction that the
betting, which had been in lavor of Cleve
land in New York, at good odds, would
change and be the other way before the end
of the week. He based this, however,
more on what he called an inexplicable
law of "'tidal waves," which operates in
such matters, than on any tangible under
standing he had of the situation.
A Great Change In Feeling.
Whatever may be developed on to-morrow,
or on subsequent days, it ii neverthe
less evident here that the Bepublicans are
stiffening up wonderfully, and uow look
upon success as assured, while one week
ago they were decidedly down-hearted.
The "practical politician" of the Cabinet
is Hon. Charles Foster, Secretary of the
Treasury. Probably no man has kept him
self better informed of the movements of
things than he, and he has taken the mass
of information in his possession and sifted
it into an intelligible shape, which has led
him to conclusions which he gave out freely
to-day to many who sought suggestions
from him as to the result. He said to-day:
Theiegistration in NowYorthas settled
that State. The Democrats will not get
more than 11,000 majority In New York City
and 13,000 in Brooklyn and other Democratic
counties. So tney will not havo ovor 60,000
to the Harlem river. Hariison will come to
the Ilarlem with 85 000. You can figure it
out for yourself. In New York City tlio reg
istration Is 310,000. Six per cent or 18,000 will
not vote, leaving 292,000. There will be about
8.000 scattered, leaving 2S4 000. Ot these the
Republicans will get ,120,000 and the Demo
crats will get the rest. This gives Harrison
a majority or about 23,000 in tbe State.
Other States Not at All Doubtful.
In Indiana Mr. Harrison will get a larger
vote than be did before, and we will proba
bly elect five or six Congressmen. There may
be a little doubt about New Jersey, though I
feel quite confident that we can carry it,
and we aro certainly golne to carry Con
necticut and Delaware. In Ohio there will
probably bo tho heaviest voto that was ever
cast, and consequently- the largest Republi
can majority. We will elect all but about
four of the Congressmen, probably.
As to Congiois, It looks as if tho Third
party might have the balance of power. Mr.
Thurston expects the Uepublicans to elect
all the Congressmen irom Nebraska.
1 think we will elect all In Iowa except one,
and In Kansas we will carry all bnt ono ot
the Congressional districts. Tho Third
party, which promised to do so much in
these States, appears to have lojt its grasp.
CIDER PUT OUT THE FIRE.
Though Water' Was Lacking, a Bnckct
Brigade Prevents a Big Blaze.
Amoona, Oct. 31. Special' Baker's
Summit, near this city, is without water for
more than scanty use for absolute necessity.
When fire broke out in the dwelling of
George Croft this afternoon, it looked as if
the place was doomed.
A bright idea struck Croft He remem
bered some barrels of cider in the yard. A
bucket line was formed between the cider
barrels and tbe blazing roof. Three bar
rels ot No. 1 cider did the business, and the
fire was quenched with comparatively little
Ballots Beady by Friday.
The Pittsburg Printing Company is mak
ing good progress with the ballots. The
concern has six presses going, and the man
ager said yesterday the tickets would be
ready by Friday morning. So far the com
pany bas not had an accident, and no diffi
culty with the machinery is expected.
The McKeesport Parade.
The Bepublican parade at McKeasport
to-night promises to be one of the largest
yet held in Allegheny county. S. E. Car
rothers, of that city, will act as Chief Mar
shal. Colonel Andre Stewart, E. F. Ache
son, Alderman Uripp and George Von
Bonnhorst will be in the procession.
Investigating Fire Engine Prices.
Chief Brown will not award the fire en
gine contracts until he ascertains whether
it is true that Amoskeag and Ahrens en
gines were offered to Boston at lower figures
than the proposals made here. Such a
claim has becu made.
Brokers Slake on Election Bet.
Frank Eaton yesterday bet John Ramsey
500 that Harrison will be elected President
of the United States in November next.
Both betters live in Pittsburg and both are
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The West End Parade.
William Trouter has been appointrd
Chief Marshal of the West End Republi
can parade to-morrow night. He has ap
pointed James -U Grahon Adjutant General
and William T. Smith Chief of Staff. The
parade promises to be a large one and every
effort is bing put forward to make the
demonstration a success.
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