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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6. 1895.
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TheEmporor's Worst Speeches
Models of Circnmspec-
WITH HIS ENEMY'S TALKS.
Friends and Foes Raved at Alike
and HaTOC Made With History.
DANGERS THREATENING GERMANY
Austria and Italy Too Weak to fl ithstand
Bussia and France.
THAT'S WHT A LARGER ARM IS SEEDED
tBT CABLE TO TOE DISrATCn. j
Berlijt, Nov. a All Europe is reading
Prince Bismarck's utterances of the pit
few days frith a good deal ot astonishment
and apprehension. Hii almost reckless
revelations of State secrets under the late
Emperor "William have made a sensation.
The reported anger of the present Emperor
needs no confirmation.
Bismarck's advice in faTor of allowing
Bussia to hare her way -with Turkey, cre
ates the most uneasiness. There is no deny
ing the tremendous following which the ex
Chancellor has in Germany, and it is recog
nition of this fact, no doubt, which accounts
for the young Emperor's failure to accept
the Prince's almost open challenge to re
buke or punishment.
The threatened rupture, together with
the latest news about Russia's ambitious
intentions regarding the Dardenelles, is un
doubtedly arousing some feeling of alarm
for that always tender plant, the peace of
"o Influence on Political Measures.
Prince Bismarck's denunciations of the
military bill as being utterly needless, have
failed to influence even the National
Liberals, whose organs deprecate popular
agitation against the Government pro
posals and urge a cautious line of opposi
tion. Referring to Prince Gortschakoff, whom
Prince Bismarck described as a malicious
personal enemy, Prince Bismarck says he
was allowed a lump mm of money from the
Kussian treasury for official telegrams. In
stead of devoting the money to this pur
pose he put it in his own pocket and used
the German ambassador and other officials
as his telegraphic media with the Czar. The
Czar, he added, told him that vanity had
made Prince Gortschakofi silly.
Prince Bismarck says that another old
colleague of his, Count von Radowitz,
proved that he could not be trusted because
he drank. After his third glass of wine he
gave his tongue rein and blabbed all he
knew. Referring to the Conservatives'
anti-semitic agitation, the Prince applies a
coarse phrase to Hebrews, saying that the
Conservatives, in setting out to get State
legislation against the Hebrews, got hold of
the wrong vermin-killer (Wanzenpulver).
Havoc Made With Historical Facts.
Some of tho Prince's statements are de
nounced as fiction. The Yossisdu Zeitvng
calls them important mistakes. Here
Richter's FrtUinnlge ZAlmtg says his re
marks are devoid of historic truth.
Among the episodes that Prince Bismarck
tells now, is one about a Bonapartist agent
who in 1S71, came to him during the ne
gotiations for peace and offered to go to
Bordeaux with half a dozen resolute men
and assassinate Gambetta and other mem
bers of the Provisional Government Then
the Emperor was to be recalled to France,
the Germans holding the country until the
Empire was re-established. Prince Bis
marck believed that the project was possi
ble, but refused to aeree to it, thinking
that monarchical France would be more
dangerous to peace than a Republic.
Again, alluding to his aversion to reap
pearing in the Reichstag, the Prince says
that many of the members would treat him
as if he were pest-stricken, adding that a
Hamburg cholera patient would be better
received than he. The newspapers concur
in their expressions ot regret at the undig
nified character ot his utterances. Even
the papers friendly to him agree that his
language is unworthy of his past career.
The Military Bill trill Be Carried.
During the coming week several impor
tant meetings of party leaders will be held
In Berlin preliminary to the assembling of
the Reichstag. 'J.he general drift of politi
cal developments points to the Government
securing a majority for the army bill
through a coalition of Conservatives, Cen
terists and members of the Reichspartei.
A meeting of National Liberals at Wurt
emberg took the strongest line of attack
against the bill, in declaring that Germany
was unable to bear the increased taxation
proposed. It was shown that a vast ma
jority of the incomes of Prussian families
were under 900 marks yearly. "With re
gard to the tobacco tax, it was shown thaj
there had been a decline in the receipts of
the last half year of 84,000 marks, as com
pared with the preceding half year.
The receipts from the salt tax hal de
clined 260,000 marks, and from the sugar
tax 715,000 marks. The decline in the re
ceipts from these articles of common con
sumption is taken as proof that the people
are already overburdened bv taxation. The
Polish official organ, the Oilmnxk rozncmsli
says that the exhaustion of agriculture in
Prussian Poland is so complete that the
people will be unable to bear farther im
ports, and that the Polish party will be
obliged to refuse to support the army bill,
not through ill will to the Government, but
solely because increased taxation will be
"Why the Bill Is a Xecesiity.
This group, which numbers 16, will prob
ably abstain from voting on the measure.
Deducting the Polish vote, the Ministerial
ists are still confident that they can carrv
the measure by a vote of about 18i to 161,
About a score of votes are uncertain.
A. pamphlet by the military writer.
Major Keim, and an article in the MUitar
WochoQUatt, inspired by the "War Ofiic?,
responded to the attacks that have been
made upon the army bill. The ITUilar
YTochenUati frankly states that in the event
cf war the Russian army is so superior to
the Austrian that Germany would be
obliged to help Austria on the Eastern
frontier while fighting France on the West
ern frontier. She would be but feebly as
sisted by Italy, who would be unable to in
vade France and who would have great
difficulty in defending her own coasts from
the French fleet.
-Major Keim. contends that war is inevit- J
able. Increased taxation strengthening the
army will, he declares, save the fatherland
many millions of debt contracted by an un
fortunate war. Both the pamphlet and the
article admit the immense advance in the
military power of France, and minimize the
value of the alliances with Austria and
The Coming Congress or the Socialists.
The Toranerii (Socialist) publishes re
ports from leading committees in Germany
suggesting the subjects to be discussed at
the coming congress of the Socialist party.
Among the motions to be made is one that
the Socialist members of the Reichstag re
sicn every two years and take the opinion
of their constituents on tneir re-election.
This promises trouble for the central ex
ecutive of the party, as it has the support
ot numerous oircies.
The congress will again discuss the ques
tion whether religion is a private matter or
whether it ought tobebrandedas an enemy.
Herr Grillenberger declines to accept the
mandate he has received to attend the con
gress as a delegate. On the ground that he is
too busily occupied with his electoral cam
After the funeral of the Dowager Queen
of "Wurtemberg Friday, Emperor William
went hunting at Count "Wedel Pies Borf a
estate. He will return to Potsdam to-morrow
and will start for Stettin Monday to In
spect the new ironclad. He will visit the
Vulcan ship building dock and will go
thence to Kiel, where he will review the
marines. The Empress, in thanking the
Berlin municipal authorities for their con
graulations on the occasion of the anniver
sary of her birthday, expressed confidence
that proper measures would be taken to
relieve the distress of the poor.
The Rothschilds and Bussia.
There has been considerable speculation
about the cause of the refusal of the Roths
childs to float the Russia loan. One report
has it that the Rothschilds demanded an as
surance, which was refused, that Russia
contemplated no military measures in the
east of Europe in the immediate future. A
more probable reason is that the great
Hebrew bankers refused to have any rela
tions with the Russian Government so long
as the persecution of the Hebrews con
tinues in the empire.
Report attributes the failure of a larze
firm of costumers here to embarrassments
that have arisen by a large bill that the Em
press has long left unpaid. Her expendi
tures for dress and jewelry are1 immense,
she seldom wearing the same dress twice.
"With the approach of winter the distress
among the poor becomes more clamorous.
A mob which collected in one of the poorer
quarters threatened to pillage the shops.
They thiew a police agent into a canal,
whereupon a body of mounted police
charged them and cleared the streets.
Boatmen saved the agent. A large number
of arrests were made.
The list of German exhibitors at the
Chicago Columbian Exhibition has been
completed. It embraces 25 groups. The
textile industries of Saxony and Rhenish
Prussia, which were once reluctant to ex
hibit, have now decided that they will be
represented at the Fair. German painters
and sculptors will have a large exhibit
The Government will grant 100,000 marks
to assist in meeting the expenses for the
transportation of the exhibits.
A VERY TRYING NIGHT.
Troubles of an Iinpressario The Audience
Had All the Fan, for Manager Harris
Couldn't See Where the Langh Came In
A Lot of Funny Doings.
3- -jmr CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Loxdok, Nav. 5. There wire funny do
ings at Royal Italian Opera Thursday
night Baron McGuckin has long wished
to play Don Jose in "Carmen," and Colonel
Mapleson this week persuaded Manager
Harris to try the Irish tenor. Finding
"Carmen" was to be sung in Italian, Mc.
lost his nerve and backed out, with the
result that Harris had to engage Signor
Morello at a day's notice. Unhappily,
Morello had no clothes for the part, and
the wardrobe department at Covent Garden
had to work at high pressure to get his salt
finished in time. The job was not com
pleted until 6:45 o'clock Thursday
evening. At 6:50 o'clock Morello had
his clothes on. Five minutes later
he was a raging, shrieking, weeping lunatic,
having unwisely stooped and split his
beautiful new trousers. Tenors are highly
sensitive creatures, and scenes are frequent
behind the curtain at Covent Garden, but
this scene beat the record. The tail
ors undertook to repair the damage,
but the implication that a first
tenor could possibly go on the stage with
patched trousers merely added insult to in
jury, and the fuss ended at 7:20 o'clock in
Morello driving off to parts unknown. As
Manager Harris was not at hand, and
neither of his assistants could be found,
Conductor Bevignani, after a hurried
council of war with the cBief singers,
decided to put on "The Barber of
Seville," and the messengers were de
spatched in hot haste for Madame Nevada
and Signor Padilia, Meanwhile, the audi
ence had begun a howl at the delay, and in
order to appease them Bevignani started
the "Barber overture." The orchestra had
not got far with this when Bevignani re
ceived news that Senor Padilia had gone to
Paris whereupon the conductor and orches
tra abruptly collapsed.
At this critical moment Manager Harris
arrived, wisely went before the curtain,and
explained that Morello bad been taken sud
denly ill, and claimed the indulgence of
the audience, of which, however, he re
ceived very little. A scene of "Traviata"
was put on while Harris vainly hunted for
leading singers to enable him to follow with
Then a bit of "Trovatore" was tried,
and during this time the audience were
hissing at that A fruitless search was
made for McGuckin. Finally the Ker
messe scene of "Faust" was given, with
oae of the chorus girls as prima donna, but
everything went wrong, and the remainder
of the audience having laughed and yelled
themselves hoarse, urent home for much
needed rest All parties concerned are
agreed that it was a very trying night
AK EAST WAY 10 GET A DBINK.
A Decision That Makes a Threc-MIIo
"Walker a Tra eler.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Lojjdok, Nov. 5. There are certain
hour on Sunday namely, while church
service is in session in the morning and
early evening when it is illegal to sell
liquor in England, except to travelers.
The legal definition of a "traveler" has
been an individual who has come from a
distance of three miles or more.
This construction has been broadened by
a decision made this week by Baron Pollock
and Justice Hawkins, that hereafter any
body will be entitled to buy a drink during
the' prohibited hours, provided he first
walks or rides three miles, even if he lives
next door to the public house where he
SOCIALISTS WIS A POINT.
Settlement of the Carmanx
Greatly In Their Favor.
JT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, Nov. 5. The French Govern
ment has lulfilled all the terms of its sur
render to the Carmanx strikers on condi
tion that they relieve the Cabinet from em
barrassment by returning to work. The
rioters have been pardoned, and the social
revolutionists bare gained fresh courage I
from the humble acknowledgment of their
There is a good deal of truth in Deputy
Baudin's declaration that the outcome of
the strike has accelerated the social revolu
tion in Fiance by 20 years.
AN ABSORBING C03IEDY.
The Leadcr-Smythe Case Hard to Draw a
Moral From A "Wonderful Chain of
Coincidents Great Interest In the Case
tBT CABLE TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
XojfDOX, Nov. 5. A imall brooch
adorned with brilliants, by courtesy called
diamonds, has furnished the ' absorbing
comedy of the week for all England. The
fate of the trifling ornament has commanded
the attention of a high court for three whole
days, and the big dignifisd London journals
have wisely judged that the public curiosity
over the proceedings required a page daily
of their valuable space to satisfy it
The outlines of what is now known as the
great brooch case of Leader versus Smythe
have already been cabled. The jury has
decided with a good deal of emphasis that
young and pretty Mrs. Leader, daughter of
a major general and wife of an army officer,
did not steal the favorite jewel of her
friend, the wife of Major General Smythe.
The verdict of (2,500 damages against
Mrs. Smythe, for calling Mrs. Leader a
thief and sticking to it, is on the whole re
ceived with approval by the public. The
decision declares the jury's belief in what
is perhaps the most wonderful chain of
coincidences ever proved. The question
finally came to this: "Were there two
brooches exactly alike, and each so peculiar
that no witness ever saw their counter
part? Having accepted this coincidence, the
jury finds that Mrs. Leader sold her brooch
within a day or two of the mysterious dis
appearance of Mrs. Smythe'i brooob, and
also coincident with a call upon Mrs.
Smythe by Mrs. Leader a few days later.
Mrs. Smythe happened to see the Leader
brooch in the window of the jeweler to
whom Mrs. Leader sold it Then followed
the not unnatural accusation. Mrs. Leader's
reputation was saved by the testimony of
witnesses who swore they had seen her
brooch in her possession before Mrs. Smythe
The case is laboriously discussed by all
the newspapers this morning. The Tunes
has brought upon itself the wrath of all
womankind by ascribing to them a "more
marked" taste for ill-natured gossip than
their husbands and brothers possess. Most
editors, however, fail to find a moral in the
most extraordinary story.
DEACON WANTS HIS CHILD.
His Fngltlie "Wife to Be Pursued and Pun
ished If Still In France.
Pakis, Nov. 6. Ai soon as Edward
Parker Deacon obtained from the tribunal
of the Seine an order placing his children
in his custody, he proceeded to the con
vent of Our Lady of the Assumption at
Anteuil to get his eldest daughter. "When
he arrived at the convent the Lady Super
ior informed him that Mrs. Deacon had
been at the convent on the previous day,
which was a holiday, and had taken
her dauehter away. Neither of them had
returned. Mr. Deacon evidently did not
put much faith in this story, for he ob
tained a Police Commissary and searched
the convent, only to find that his wife
had again outwitted him and obtained
possession of the girl. Mr. Deacon and
the Police Commissary theq went to Mrs.
Deacon's residence in the Rue Grenelle,
but they found nobody there.
Mr. Deacon is determined to get posses
sion of his daughter. He will be assisted
by the eourt whose order Mrs. Deacon has
disobeyed. To-day Mr. Deacon will apply
to the Prefect of Police for assistance iu re
covering the girl, and unless Mrs. Deacon
"has fled the countrv, she will certainly be
caught and punished for abduction. A
friend of Mr. Deacon asserts that Mrs. Dea
con's object in abducting the girl is to re
tain the guardianship of the child and so
uee her position as guardian to preserve her
looting in society.
Mrs. Deacon will appeal from the verdict,
and the appeal will be heard Wednesday.
Mrs. Deacon's lawyers to-day offered to
surrender the child now in her possession,
but they named certain conditions that Mr.
Deacon refused to agree to, and the negoti
ations fell through.
ENGLISH CABS MUST 00.
A Practical Argument In Favor of Fall
man's TVIII Settle It
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
LOXUON, Nov. C The disaster to the
Scotch express on Wednesday has revived
as nothing else could h'ave done the agita
tion in favor of abandoning the little boxes
on wheels In which Englishmen allow them
selves to be trundled about the country.
The Pullman car, near the head of the
train, not only preserved the lives of its
occupants, but it saved all the cars behind
it The whole English press is emphatic in
recognizing the superior strength and safety
of American rolling stock, and is demand
ing a radical reform in car construction.
American summer visitors have little
knowledge of the discomforts of English
railway travel in cold weather. Tho cars
are not heated, and travelers go about en
cumbered with rugs. To keep from freez
ing it is necessary to shut out all fresh air
from the little compartments. The days
are considerably shorter than in Pittsburg,
hut never is the passenger supplied with
enough artificial light to enable him to read
without danger to his eyes.
M0EE FATAL THAW CH0LEEA.
The Black Death Sweeps Away Everything
That the Other Plague Leaves.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, Nov. fi. Some nneasiness has
been caused throughout Europe by the news
of the appearance of the Black Death,
which has followed on the heels of the chol
era in Turkestan. In the town of Askabad
alone 1,300 persons, in a population of 30,
000, died in the week ending September 29.
The scourge often follows cholera when the
epidemic is unusually severe. Medical
knowledge of the strange malady is very
meager, tor decomposition is so rapid that
post-mortems reveal nothing:
The plague is more swilt and deadly than
cholera itselC It sweeps without warning
upon a district, like a silent tornado, and
disappears as suddenly as it came. It van
ished from Askabad in six days, leaving
only the corpses of its victims to mark its
AMERICAN ARMOR PLATE BEST.
Its Superiority Proved and Admitted by
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, Nov. 6. The declaration by
Lord Wolsely, commander-in-chief of the
forces in Ireland, ot his belief that the Brit
ish navy could not be depended upon to
prevent an invasion of England has started
a controversv which two or three recent
events will help along. The demonstration
of the great superiority of American armor
plate and the stupidity shown by 'the wreck
of the battleship Howe have discredited
with the publio even the compliment to the
navy for its efficiency with which Wolseley
accompanied his warning.
The loss of the Howe waa distinctl v due
to the rule which has already cost the Amer
ican navy so dear namely, refusing the
services of a pilot, whioh were offered by
the Spanish authorities.
JAMS LOSES HIS CASE.
The Defendants Acquitted, bat Will
Have to Pay the Costs.
JDDGE FORTER SCORES THE JURY.
He Draws Distinct Lines as to lheir Duty
D. E. JON'ES LXPIjAINS HIS REMARKS
lams has lost his case. The jury yester
day acquitted Colonels Hawkin's and
Streator and Surgeon Grimm 'on both
charges, bat placed the costs in the ag
gravated assault and battery case on the
first two defendants. They way be re
leived from the payment, as their attorneys
immediately made a motion to have the
costs stricken off the verdict Judge Porter
had the motion filed and said he would hear
it He said, however, that had the costs
been attached, in t he assault and battery
case he would have stricken them off at
The jury did not render its verdict until
11:15 yesterday morning. This was a sur
prise. It was sent out Friday after
noon at 2 o'clock and everyone
supposed that it would arrive at
a verdict ot acquittal inside of half an
hour. At 9:55 yesterday morning the jury
came into Judge Porter's court There was
a large crowd of curious spectators pres
ent and they expected to hear the
verdict, Judge Porter addressed the jury
savinn: "Gentlemen, the officer who has
had you in charge informs me that you de
sire to be instructed by the court on a ques
tion which you have been unable to settle
between yourselves. In Btating the ques
tion to the court I would caution you
against making any statement that might
disclose the position of the jurors."
Judge Porter Talks Plainly.
Ac he finished one of the jurors arose and
said: "Your honor, a question arose in our
deliberations which we have been unable to
settle among ourselves. To announce it in
open court might be committal, so we have
written it ont" He then handed the Court
a piece of paper.
Judge Porter glaLced at it, and h is face
look on an unpleasant look. For almost
two minutes he studied the paper, and made
this reply: "Gentlemen of the jury, the
subject of your inquiry is wholly imma
terial. It has absolutely "nothing to do with
the question upon which you have to pas's.
Under no circumstances could it have been
submitted in evidence. Any other action
between these parties cannot enter into
this case. In the indictment charging
assault and battery the Court told you
very plainly that it was your duty to render
a verdict of not guilty; "you have been told
that the charge was not "supported by the
evidence. This Court proposes that you
shall obey its instructions. It is true that
the law gives you the power to disregard
such instructions; you have the right to fail
to perform your duties properly just as any
other set of men can refuse to do what
they know to be their plain duty. You are
the judges of the facts and law. Not the
law as you think it should be, but as it is
We have told you what the Supreme Court
of the United States savs the law is, and
that is the law yen want to take. If any
man in this jury thinks he knows more
than the Supreme Court of the United
States, of course he can stick to his opinion.
Too Smart to Be a Juror.
"It is a shame, however, that a man with
such profound knowledge of law should
waste his time in the jury box. You are
not to be guided by -your feeling or your
prejudice. It is important that verdicts
rendered by jurors should be in accordance
with the law and the evidence. You have
have no right to allow your personal preju
dices or preferences to enter into your
deliberations. To do so is to corrupt jus
tice and to violate the security upon
which you and your families must rely; to
do so every security for the administration
of justice must anisb, and the people
would not know where to look for or by
what methods they could secure justice.
For a juror to render a verdict in accord
ance with his own wishes and not in accord
ance with the law and the evidence as sub
mitted to him would be to break down
every security for justice and equity. The
instructions given yon were plain and they
should be no trouble to you. Is there any
thing further you desire me to say?"
The jury had nothing further to ask and
left the court room, many of the jurors
wearing deeply flushed faces. The remarks
of Judge Porter caused a sensation
in the court room and tho officers were
howling for better order.
The Jury Benders Its Verdict
The jury returned at 11:15 and rendered
its verdict Neither the prosecutor nor his
attorneys were present at the time. Colonels
Hawkins and Streator at once expressed
themselves as satisfied, though they did not
think it fair they should pay the costs.
The military men present crowded around
the defendants extending congratulations.
Attorney John D. Watson, of the prose
cution, had little to say about the verdict
"It has proven," said he, "that civil law is
superior to military law. There is no doubt
but this case will be a benefit to the Na
tional Guard. It will make the officers of
that organization acquaint themselves with
the laws. Thev will be more careful in the
matter of recruiting men and the guard
will then be ran oh better and stronger."
It is said that a suit for $10,000 damages
will now be brought in the United States
courts, as lams is a resident of West Vir
ginia. The case will no doubt go to the
Supreme Court of- the United States before
finally disposed of.
The Iaui3 case has been watched closely
all over the country. Yesterday it re
ceived nearly as much consideration in
Pittsburg as the coming election. The gen
eral sentiment was in favor of the finding
of the jury.
THE JONES CASE HEARD.
A Decision Is "Withheld Depnty Sheriff
Testify to Hearing the Defendant Make
Incendiary Utterances The Attorney
Makes an Explanation and Blame It
on the Press.
Attorney D. E. Jones was in court yester
day in answer to Sheriff McCleary's peti
tion asking him to explain why he had
used incendiary utterances at an alder
man's hearing in Homestead. R. B. Petty
represented the Sheriff, and John F. Cox
and C L Paine appeared with Mr. Jones.
Deputy Sheriffs Devlin and O. P. Bow
man and Officers Rosenblatt and Stewart
testified to hearing Jones at the hearing of
Halloran before 'Squire Oefiner say
that a deputy sheriff had no
right to arrest without a warrant
or process and a person had a right to shoot
down a depnty if he attempted to arrest
Mr. Jones had afterward qualified his re
mark and excepted cases of riot and felonies.
Sheriff McCleary testified as to the condi
tion of affairs at Homestead.
Mr. Jones then spoke in his own defense,
calling no witnesses. Ha said he had taken
no part in the Homestead occurrences and
had refused to make, addresses to the
strikers. He recited his going to the
hearing to defend Halloran and that he
said the arrest was illegal (tnd that it had
been an outrageous proceeding. He had
said the arrest was wrong thd the deputy
sheriff could ' not arrest on a charge like
this without a warrant or if they should trr
to do eo to hil;e would resist.
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or if need be shoot them down. He named
cases in which a deputy sheriff had the
right to arrest without a warrant When
the case was over he went home and did
not talk to the men. Jones said he made
the argument in the line ot his dntv and
was misquoted. He had no intention of
stirring up a riot of any kind.
Mr. Petty made a few remarks citing
anthorities to show that the Court had sus
pended and stricken from the list attorneys
for misdeeds in or out ot their profession.
The Court had jurisdiction in the matter.
They had no desire to have Mr. Jones pun
ished and would leave the matter iu the
hands of the Court
The Court took the papers and reserved
SLAVERY IN OHIO.
Sensational Charges Made by a Well Known
"Woman Labor Leader.
Cincinnati, Nov. 5. Mrs. Mary" L.
Geffs, known to all organized labor in the
State, makes public what she charges is the
worst case of human bondage Ohio ever
knew. She asserts that three weeks ago
Joseph Zihlman, Superintendent of the
Zihlmau Glass Company, of North Balti
more, O., went to New York City, where
he picked up iu the street 27 waifs, to whom
he promised good clothing, board, transpor
tation and CO cents a week the first year
in the lactory.
Mrs. Geffs says that on arrival at the fact
ory Zihlman called in the police and
intimidated the boys into signing an
agreement to repay the company the rail
road fares Mrs. Geffs asserts that the boys
in three weeks received but 25 cents each.
They are wretchedly clothed and their food
insufficient in quantity and in quality unfit
for a dog. The boys are marched to and
from the works to their rooms, the whole
lot being huddled in three rooms on straw
pallets. Half of them work all night, and
Carloads of holiday goods are now arriving daily, and in order to make room for them we have cut the prices on
every article in our store. In some instances in the odds and ends the prices are just one-hali especially is this so in
our carpet department, where remnants havev accumulated during the season; some as low as ioc per yard.
$26 $26 $26.
We must have room-price.
$15 $15 $15
Make Your Own Terms.
' BOOK CASE
At $12 $12 $12,
HOUSEHOLD CREDIT CO.
414 WOOD STREET 414
COMES RIQB, BUT WE MUST BLTTFF.
they are kicked and beaten in the- most dia
bolical manner. Evan H. Davis, factory
Inspector of the first district, has started an
A SEA OF BEADS.
People Coming From Everywhere to Get
the Big Bargains at Uie P. C. C. C, Cor.
Grant and Diamond Streets A Perfect
Jam The Last Sixty-Eight Cases of Fine
Clothing Mast Go During the Next 3
Days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Now then, If you want the bigsest bargains
of your lives, come to our store dcrln the
next three days. What's lelt Is all of the
finest grade overcoats, ulsters and salts, all
to be sold at the most unheard of low prices.
Corner Grant and Diamond streets will be
lalrly a sight during the next three days;
Just to think, the balance of our big pur
chase, CS cases, containing all the
finest and best goods to be void at
the same low prices and even lower than
the cheap goods were. A chance lore very
one, from the most stylish dicsser of the
"Beau Brumuiell" type to the neatest busi
ness man. Elegant Imported ."Clmabels,
chinchillas, finest French pique, Esquimau
beavers, Imported eljslans andmoiitugnucs,
the celebrated triple milled Carr'i melton,
genuine Irish frieze in five differeut shades,
slnele or double breasted, strapped seams,
with velvet collar or collar ot the same,
finest German rapine and Herman la chin
chillas. All the above Roods made up In the
best possible manner In the following stylo":
English box coat, single breasted, English
top coats, donble breasted, choice or three
lengths, short, medium and ex tm long; the
Prlnoe Chailes style: medium, long and
extra Ions ulsters, with largo or medium
collars. See the Prince Charles fur trimmed
overcoats. We will sell 100 of them to-moi-row
at $12. Xote the following prices and
call at our store at once:
Men's blue, black and double-bieasted
twilled cheviot suits, sizes 34 to 11,
worth $15, at 6 10
Men's mellon overcoats, blue, black and
drab, lined.with casslmere cloth, also
silk velvet inlaid collar, worth $15, at. C 5)
Elegant storm ulsters, made up ot Chin
chilla and Shetlund,- great cold
weather garments, worth ,$15, during
$9 $9 $9.
We must have room-price.
SEE OUR 7-PIECE
$20 $20 $20.
Make your own terms.
$10 $10 $10,
$50 CHAMBER SUIT
PITTSBURG'S LEADING CASH AND CREDIT HOUSE.
this sale go for. 9 SO
lien's elegant fall overcoats.blact, blue,
Oxford, brown, silk-faced and silk
sleeve linings, worth $18, at 6 SO
Ask for the $6 SO bargains.
Men's heavy beaver and chinchilla
overcoats, fine goods, black, blue and
brown shades, worth $25, go at 8 00
Men's elegant kersey overcoat, medium
weight, finest trimmed,tallored, worth
$28,at 9 50
Men's very high grade chinchilla over
coat, .short or long, knap, worth $30,
at 9 60
Bore's a striking example of How cheap
we mark goods In this sale:
1,000 men's long cut casslmere over
coats at 3 40
Men's fine overcoats made of the best
cloths, elegantly lined and designed,
equal to merchant tailor make, worth
30, at 10 00
190 men's reelers, casslmere cloth.llned,
at 2 65
Men's all-wool cutaway suits, elegant
patterns to choose rrom.all sizes, reg
ular price $16, at 7 50
Elegant dress suits, plain black goods,
silk mixtures, wales and clay diag
onals; tailors charge $30 and $35 to
make: ourprice now 10 00
Men's line Prince Albert suits, pants
same as coat and vest, or different If
preferied, regular price $35, now go
lor 12 00
The finest imported kersey, melton and
fur beaver overcoats, silk and satin lined,
and all at the lowest prices.
Boys' suoit pants suits at 7Ge, $140 and
$2 48. Boys' long pants suits at $2 0, $J 50
and $5, and boys' overcoats and ulsters at
$2 65 and $3 75 and $4 60. More goods in this
sale than Is contained In all the stocks of
Pittsburg combined. Freo fare Bailroad
fare refunded to customers living out of
town on a purchase of $10 or over. Mall
orders receive as strict attention as If you
called personally. Come at once to the P. C
C. C , Clothiers, Grant and Diamond streets.
PravrcT action and perfect health result
rom the use of De Witt's Little Early KIsers.
A perfect little pill. Very small; very sura
Elives cents for four-ply linen cuffs, 2100
fine, at Sailer's, corner Smitbfleld and Dla- I
tnond streets. J
WILL BENEFIT W
A FINE COUCH,
$10 $10 $10.
WE MUST HAVE
$10 $10 $10
Make Your Own Terms.
$6 $6 $6,
CHICAGO IS IN LUCK.
Product of Indiana's Natural Ga9
fields to Be Turned Into
THE WINDY C1TI MAINS MONDAY.
Capicltj of the Pipes Koir Completed From
the Fields Is
12,000,000 CUBIC FET EYERY DAI
Chicago, Nov. C Natural gas from th
Indiana gas fields will on Monday be turned
into ISO miles of Chicago mains, connecting;
with 20,000 service mains capable of supply,
ing about 35,000 gas meters. Nearly very
street on the Southside between Fortieth
street and the main branch of the Chicago
river, and nearly every street in the North
division between the river and North avenue
will be supplied with the gas. The maximum
capacity of the two pipes now completed
from the gas fields will be 12,000,000 cubio
feet every 21 hours. When it is remem
bered that the present total manufactured
gas supply of the whole city does not ex
ceed 20,000,000 cubic feet every 24 hours
some idea can be formed of the addition to
the fuel and illuminant supply of Chicago.
"We expect to turn the gas into the city
mains next Monday, when the pipe lines
connect at Fortieth street," said General
Manager Judson, of the Chicago Economic:
Fuel-Gas Company, to-day. ''Connections
are being made with houses, and we will
begin supplying consumers at once, or as
rapidly as house connections can he made.
Our mains and pipes pretty well cover the
South and North divisions, and as soon as
these systems are brought into working
order we shall bcein laving mains and ser
vice pipes throughout the West division.
"It will be necessary, however, to lay ad
ditional pipe lines from the gas fields as
the service increases. Our company owns
60,000 acres of land in Indiana and has 40
wells sunk. We have gas enongh to sup
ply all Chicago for a time and plenty to
spare, and we propose to furnish it at SO
cents net per 1,000 cubio feet."
The two 8-inch supply pipes run from
the center of the gas fields at Greentown,
Ind., 12G miles lrom Fortieth street At
Greentown is located the big plant and
pumping works of the company. The ini
tial pressure of the gas at the city limits is
600 pounds to the square inch, without
pumping, although it will be let into the
service mains under a pressure not to ex
ceed two ounces, except by special arrange
ment The gas has a strong odor when
escaping, which will render its presence
recognizable, but when consumed no odor is
Nearly all the large buildings that have
been erected within the last two or three
years were at the time ot their construction
provided with natural gas pipes and )ulers,',.
so that they are in readiness for its use.
In small manufacturing establishments
is where the natural gas will get in its
wort. J.U13 applies to uusuiuus, piuiuocrs,
gasfitters, metal workers, can manu
facturers, hatters, jewelers, tailors, laun
dries, euamelers, coffee roasters, candy man
ufacturers, and other industries whera
light power is required. It is claimed
that 16,000 feet, of natural gav,
which at 0 cents per thousand cubia
feet will cost S3, will develop as much heat
and do as much work as one ton of anthra
cite coal. Its superiority comes in the han
dling and the cleanliness. Chieago now con
sumes 6,000,000 tons of coal annually.
It is well known that-the Economic Fuel
Gas Company is but another name for the
Standard Oil Company, which is the real
owner of the natural gas fields and the Chi
cago pipe lines. Thejr do not want t8fsellr
illuminating gas at prices which will com
pete with the Gas Trust or with their own
.$1.25 $1;25 $1.25.
We must have room-price.
$9 $9 $9
Make Your Own Terms.
$18 $18 $18,
In the STORE REDUCED,
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