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The Mayor's Objections to the Belle
field Railway Set Aside.
P00KH0USE CONTRACT AWARDED.
diamond Street Widening Petitioned for
on the Citj's Eehalt
QUARREL OP DIGSIFIED COUNCILMEN
At yesterday's Council meeting Chief El
liot's award ot the contract for building the
new Poor Farm buildings to C A. Balph
was approved in both branches. Some op
position was made in Common Council but
in Select there was none. The approval
ffas made by a resolution which will go to
the Mayor lor his signature. The Diamond
street widening scheme was advanced an
other step by the passage in both branches
of a resolution authorizing and directing the
Mayor to sign a petition on the city's be
half to have it widened from Sniithfield to
Liberty streets. The city will be repre
sented on the petition by the market prop
erty through which the street is to run
'under an arcade.
Contrarv to plans decided upon last week
the Bellefield Street Bailway ordinance was
not withdrawn. Major Gourley heard of
the change in plans shortly before noon and
lird his elo ready when Councils assem
bled. It was one of the first papers consid
ered. Objects to a Permanent Obstruction.
In it the Mayor calls attention to the
Central Traction Company's ordinance, pre
sented the same day as the Bellefield com-
auyV, but killed in committee to give the
Duquesne Company's bill the right of way.
The Central Company says it is logically en
titled to the Center avenue right of way.
They would have only five-sixths of a mile
of track to lay from Herron street to Neville
Mreet and 2,500 ieet from Isegley avenue to
Liberty Hall to give them the shortest
lirect route from Wood street to the East
End. That another line is ueedeJ to the
East End ihe Mayor says will be
vouched for by the 50 per cent
of persons who are compelled to stand on
the crs going to or coming fiom that part
oi the cit in the morning or evening every
His Honor 'e-cribes the Bellefield ordi
nance as a pcimanent obstruction, the Cen
tial Crnii.inj"s a public benefit The first
w ill nqi.ire two lares from Herron Hill
Mfiucms to go either way, the second only
rue Jure. He also objects to the Bellefield
Com auj 's bill because there is nothing in
it providing when the tracks shall be laid
r reguning the company to pay its share
foi the viving of Center avenue. He ends
liU veto by adding: "In conclusion permit
me to state that cable and electric roads
imc been a great benefit to the city, and
tins, lact constitutes an unanswerable argu
ment hy e should not erect breastworks
to prevent other companies from building
roads and competing for the patronage ot
the public, especially in cases uhere such
roads are an acknowledged necessity."
Don ned the Veto Without Discussion.
Xot a word of discussion followed the
reading of the paper in Select Council.
Mr. Itobertson stepped forward with an
Agreement signed by Geo. W. Elkinb, Wm.
L. Elkiiis, Joseph Stuart, J. G. Freggaide
End Geo. C Wilson, who he said consti
tuted the Board of Directors of the Belle
field Company, in which they proposed to
pay lor all the block stone and gravel used
in paving between the tracks and one foot
on the outside along Center avenue, to
rcpave with block stone after laying their
tracks and guaranteeing that but one fare
will be charged to auy passenger on the
line whose destination is either toward the
East End or the lower part of the city
along the Pittsburg-Duqnesne system.
The agreement was unanimously approved
and a vote was taken, passing the bill over
the Mayor's veto by a vote of 25 to 5, as
Ayes Messrs. Anderson, Barnr., Eenz,
Ilraun, Brophy. DoIe, Fllnn, Foster, Jones.
Knur. Matthewi?, Miller, Laugliran, McCurry,
SIcKlnley, O'Malley, liul, l.'ellly, Robertson,
llolirkaste, Schertztngcr. Treuch, Warm
cattle, llson and President Ford 25.
Nays Messrs. Donahue, lapping and Fltz
shnnions. Messrs. Ferguson, O'Donnell, King and
McHugh supported the veto in Common
Council, describing the Bellefield Com
pany's bill as a flagrant injustice. Mr.
O'Donnell said that the President of the
Duquesne Company had realized the justice,
of the Central Company's claim, and had
consented to the withdrawal of the Belle
field Company's bill, but that the repre
sentatives of the controlling interest in the
Duquesne Company, parties who had no
interest here, had lorced a change and de
manded the passage of the ordinance.
Tho Vote in Common Council.
A Tote being taken, the ordinance was
passed over the veto by 26 to 10, as follows:
Ayes Messrs. Bradley, Brown, Donley
Dnnn, Dmcan, Flnnerty, Fllun, Fox, Galla
gher. Geissenhainer, Gioetzinger, llogmaier,
linrtlep, Johnstone, Lowry. Marsliell, Mc
Carthy, McCluie, MacGonigle. McGuire
McMorran, Nolden, Piatt, ill earn, fatewart,
Voskamp, Wilson, Wright and President
Noes Messrs. Bigliam, Eiler, Ferguson,
King, McEldonnay, McHugh. O'Donnell
Pitcatrn, Russell and Thorn 10.
Chief Bigelow's anti-liquor park regula
tions came up lor another turn in Select
Council. They had twice failed to pass for
want ot a legal majority with the liquor
prohibition feature stricken out. Tester
day the bill was called up, the Council re
sotved itself into a committee of the whole
and reinserted the anti-liquor clause and
then tried to pais the bill again. It again
failed for want of a legal majority, but is
in shape to be taken up at the next meet
ing. The ordinance to prohibit driving cattle
over certain East End residence itreets oc
casioned a long discussion in Common
Council Mr. MacGonigle, on behalf of
tne .Drovers Association, opposed it, sav
ing it prevented the drovers from getting
their cattle down town at alL His motion
to refer the ordinance to a special commit
tee of five to investigate and hear the com
plaints of the drovers was passed, Messrs.
MacGonigle, King, Ferguson, Wright and
Bradley being appointed.
wniei xsrown reported the
J. C. O'Donnell Indignantly Accuses Chair
man Holllday or Treating Him Dis
courteously A Warm Controversy
Both. Gentlemen Angry No Retractions
Alado and Ko Apologies Offered.
Two of the most dignified members of
Common Council became engaged in a
heated controversy during the meeting,
which, for a time, looked as if it might end
seriously. President Holliday and J. C.
O'Donnell were the principals. The trouble
occurred during the discussion of a resolu
tion presented by Mr. O'Donnell to secure
the release of one ot Contractor Gallagher's
bondsmen, it being represented that
Gallagher's bid on a Liberty street
sewer contract was too iow and the
bondsman wished to avoid the danger of a
loss in consequence. Considerable opposi
tion to me resolution was aeveiopea when
Mr. O'Donnell took the floor a second time
in favor of it. 'City Clerk .Martin was at
the moment leaning over the President's
desk in a subdued conversation. Mr.
O'Donnell addressed the chair and began
his speech, but noticing the Chairman was
not listening, sat down. In the momentary
silence which followed, the Chairman
looked up and asked Mr. O'Donnell why he
did not proceed. O'Donnell was pale with
indignation. He walked down the aisle for
a moment and then turned, saying: "I
wish to call the attention of the Chair and
Councils to what I regard as discourteous
treatment to me from the Chair. I don't
like to find fault, but twice this afternoon
the same thing has ocourred."
Flushing up quickly Chairman Holliday
asked, "To what does the gentleman
Mr. O'Donnell Twice this afternoon
when I have addressed the Chair he has de
liberately engaged in whispered conversa
tion with persons around his desk, paying
no attention to my remarks. I have called
to him but he has not heard me. I consider
this a discourtesy not to be passed over
Mr. Holliday The Chair meant no dis
courtesy to the gentleman, any
Mr. O'Donnell I mav be wrong, but, sir,
it seems to me such things occur too fre
quently and I have noticed that it occurs
oftenest when I am on the floor and seems
to be intended for me more than other
Mr. Holliday had by this time crim
soned with anger and it was evident both
gentlemen were approaching the danger
line. To Mr. O'Donnell's last remark tile
Chairman replied: "The Chair has always
endeavored to treat all members courteous
ly. The Chair has always been particular
ly courteous to the gentleman from the
Sixteenth ward. If the Chair enforced all
the rules the gentleman would not talk
nearly so long or nearly so often as he does.
xne rules limit speeches to five minutes
and members to one speech on anv subject
before Councils. The gentleman violates
these rules very often and he knows that
no discourtesy was intended to him by the
These remarks were made with emphasis.
Mr. O'Donnell retorted that the Chair
should call him down whenever out of order
and was proceeding on that line when Mr.
Mr. Holliday rapped for order and ended
the discussion by directing him to proceed
with his remarks on the resolution. Amid
an unusual quiet he did so. When he had
finished Mr. Bigham continued the matter,
deploring the turn the discussion had taken,
and declaring his belief that no discourtesy
had been intended. Mr. MacGonigle fol
lowed, saying the same thing had often hap
pened to him but he had not felt slighted.
He said he had only in that session made a
five-minute speech especially intended for
Mr. O'Donnell, but when he got through
not a word had been heard br Mr. O Don
nelL The latter took no notice of the re
mark and the discussion ended. No apolo
gies were offered by either of the principals.
The resolution was defeated.
All new shapes,
and wide sleeves.
full high collars
Is sometimes a necessary expense. Bat Just
the same It makes yon blue to receive a card
To Dr. Blgfoo, Dr.,
Professional services $75 00
When yon might have cured that attaok of
lumbago or inflammatory rheumatism be
fore it had got bucIi a hold on yon by taking
The account would then read:
To Jno. Tea & Co., Druggists, Dr.
One bottle EUeuinacura $3 00
A little difference, isn't there? Besides,
think ot the suffering yon would have saved
McKINNIE & CHESSMAN MF'G. CO.
616 Penn ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
For sale by all druggists.
jS4 smTHf ifta si
Manufactured by the George T.
Stagg Co., Frankfort, Ky., is be
coming WONDERFULLY POPULAR
Among the better classes of the land,
who appreciate purity and flavor.
It certainly merits the great favol
which it has received and the demand
for it is constantly increasing. It
can be obtained of James Getty &
Co., i8o First ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
In our Cloth Jacket Department
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
You will find some elegant bargains
in new designs at $15, $20 and 25.
A few special designs just re
ceived at 35.
That over three-quarters
of the children attending
school suffer irom various
natural and acquired de
fects of eyesight whioh
should demand intelli
gent and speedy atten
tion. Scholars having eye
strain aio extended an
invitation to havo their
sight examined compet
ent! v. free of exDense. on
Saturday mornings at our
Made at Shortest Notice.
ALL SOLID III
Great Cloak and Suit Sale,
SUIT $3.90 Ladies' All-.Wool Suits in Blue and Black, braid bound and trimming, $3.90.
AT $6.00 Ladies' All-Wool Russian Blouse Serge Suits, handsomely braided, regular io
value at $6.00.
A few better Suits reduced from 18 and S20 to close at.
JACKETS AT $2.50.
One lot of Cheviot Jackets $2.50
Ladies' Cheviot Jackets, with full Coney Fur Collar, at $3.60
Ladies' Heavy Jackets, wide fur collar and facing, 4 fur ornaments, at only $4.25
Ladies' All-Wool Cheviot Jackets, with imported seal or opossum fur collar and
facing, 4 fur head ornaments, half satin lined, usual $12 Jacket, at $8.25
(SPgT y-V S
Eyes Correctly Fitted.
T TT 1 WA1TT1 OPTICIAN'.
J . lil AM UK II. Sixth : rfa
Artificial eyes inserted.
M. MAY, SONS & CO.
r INK DYEING AND CLEANING.
6 Sixth avo, Pittsburg, Pa.
Telephone xtM. tts
Ladies' and Misses' Fine Light-Colored Jackets in new shades and fancy mix
tures such values never shown at $5.00
A few broken lines at half price. Anything in this lot, if we have your size, you
will secure a bargain.
We are doing the business in
Don't buy a Fur Cape until you have seen ours,
this line, and you might guess the reason for it.
43MARKET STREET 4 37
THE GREATEST OF THE AGE.
WEAR vgj WEAR
J. G. BENNETT & CO.,
Cor. Wood St.
and Fifth Ave.
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f-rrrsi-v wr titt.
Iioean, Grecc & Co. tor a Hallowell nhm
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at engine lor tl.'uo. which was mn
.lie aiso reported Dills, amounting t
H.472.98, Indorsed by the Mayor and Con
troller, incurred during the cholera scare,
and they were approved.
They Get an Asphalt Pavement
A netltion signed by the property hold
ers on Lawn avenue accompanied an award
from Chief Blgelow ior the pavine
of that street with block stone.
The petitioners asked for asphalt
and Chief Bigelow recommended
that it be approved and aho that he had
anticipated such action and had contracted
lor the work. The petition was approved
with a number of other contracts lor street
work. Contracts for fuel and for boilers
for the Brilliant pumping station were also
The Public "Works Committee's negative
report on the Morningside and Highland
Park railway was unanimously, but rather
unexpectedly, approved in Select Council.
The underground wire ordinances re
ceived a set-back in Common Council Mr.
Flinn declared that if underground wires
were the proper thing for the downtown
district they were good for the Southside,
and he would oppose the bill until the
Southside wai included. Other Couneilmen
Jrom the Southside fell in with Mr. Flinn's
views and the ordinance failed to pass, the
vote beine 19 to 19. The toolroom ordi
nance was postponed until the next meeting.
Special lenses ground on the premises.
CHESSMAN OPTICAL COMPANY,
42 Federal street, AUoghony, Pa.
AETIFICIAL EYES INSERTED.
"BUSTED" AND BROKEN WATCHES
Can easily be put in excellent running order
and at a very little expense at
AEONS' WATCH HOSPITAL.
Watches Cleaned, 50 cents.
JHaiu Springs, 50 cents.
Kew Jewels, 50 cents.
Case Springs, 50 cents.
And all other work in proportion. All wore
guaranteed. 2iono but best workmen em
ployed. B. E. ARONS, Jeweler,
65 FIFTH AVE. nol-7-TT8
BAND OPEEA flOUSi
CA BAND OPEEA flOUS
That Whisky cannot be too pure,
especially for medicinal use. We
emphasize that conviction by
offering to everyone a Whisky
which cannot be exceeded for
purity in this country. It is none
other than our
Pure Old Extort,
Neatly put up in quarts, which
we continue to sell at $1, or six
Mail and express orders solic
ited. All orders promptly sent
JOS. FLEMING & SON,
wholesale and betaildbuggist8.
413 market st cob. diamond,
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
The grandest of modern plays. The great
est of young actresses. Eeallsm, speotncle,
oomedy, drama combined. A grand play,
grandly acted, grandlv staged.
Prices 15, 25, 50 and 75c Matinees 15, 25
Next week. Police Patrol. nol
Afternoon at 2.
J. H. GILUOUE
"Next weeic a great attraction."
THE ALYIN THEATER.
CHABLES L. DAVIS, Owner and Manager.
To-night, Wednesday and Saturday
JOSEPH ABTHUE'S Distinguished Success,
Next week Mr. ilichard Mansfleld in
Yes, they're THE BEST to be had for the money. " Our $15 line is
always a great specialty with us, and this season we have surpassed all
previous records and place at your disposal the finest Overcoats ever
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and you will find them equal, if not superior, to any $22 and many $25
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NICER. They are made, of such celebrated materials as English
Kerseys, Meltons and Chinchillas, Irish Friezes, Scotch Cheviots,
French Beaver, Elysian and Montagnacs, Etc., Etc They come
in all the latest colors, shades and mixtures, and the make,
fit and finish are PERFECT ! As for the styles, they're the latest dictated
by Fashion. The linings are either best Farmers' Satin or Cassimere.
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makes no difference what other houses may state, WE SHOW THE
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FOUR STARTLING SHOE SPECIALS.
Not deceitful "Leaders" or "Baits," mind you, but simply four specimens picked at random from our matchless stock.
Close buying and close selling, together with our immense outlet. account for the peerless prices.
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Britton, T. P. Dean, Proprietors and
Managers. Every afternoon and evening.
ONE OP THE FINEST.
Week Nov. 7 "Waifs of New York."
AUUY WILLIAMS' ACADEDY
To-night, Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and
LILLY CLAY'S ,
COLOSSAL GAIETY CO. OC30-51
CHOICE FLOWERS, LOW PRICE
BEN L. ELLIOTT'S.
Telephone 183. SS Fifth are.,
vU-tts , Between Wood and Murkek
The last of a big $5 line
of Men's Shoes recently
closed out by us at slightly
above half price. They're
genuine Welt Shoes, in Lace
or Congress, 5 different
styles of toe, widths B to E;
sizes 6 to 10; uppers guar
anteed extra fine French
Calf! Price, $3 per pair.
A well:known Rochester
shoe manufacturer, finding
himself pressed for cash, has
just closed out to us 1,200
pairs Boys' Fine Calf Button
Shoes, with genuine white
oak soles, and made with a
special view to resist hard
wear. Widths B to E; sizes
2 to 5 Regular price
$2.50. Our special price
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precedented Shoe bargain:
500 Misses' fine Pebble Goat,
spring heel Shoes; solar tip;
plain toe; worked buttonhole;
smooth innersole; solid leath
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guaranteed value -not less
than $1.75; our special price
only 98c per pair.
This is a line of Ladies'
Fine French Glazed Don
gola Kid Shoes, with or
without cloth top; in Com
mon Sense plain toes or
Opera lasts with, pointed
patent leather tips; widths
from A to E; sizes 2 to 6;
medium weights; flexible
soles; would be cheap for
$4; our special price $2.50.
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