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displeased. It was impossible to get any
person to open his month to give any infor
mation regarding what had transpired.
Thomas Crawford, when asked immedi
ately atter the meeting for some informa
tion', said: "We have nothing for you now.
Bee me in an hour or to and I may have
something." Other members of the Press
Committee absolutely refused to say a word
about the proceedings,
A reporter called on Mr. Crawford at the
time he designated, and when asked what
he had to say, Mr. Crawford said: "Ihave
nothing more to say to you than I said, to
the rest. I want to contradict the reports
that hare been point: around in the papers
about the strike being off The strike is
cot declared off and we have not changed
our cosition in the least."
" Wasn't the advisability -of declaring off
the 6 trite considered at your meeting tms
afternoon?" the reporter asked.
"I have said all I'm going to say to you,"
Mr. Crawford replied.
"Then you have nothing to say regarding
the proceedings this afternoon," was asked.
"Nothing whatever. It is our business
alone, ana does not concern the public. You
hav doubtless belonged to secret societies,
and have been under obligations as I am
All the 3Icn Were Silent.
Non-official members of the Amalgam
ated Association when approached relused
to give the least intimation of what oc
curred. Without exception, each referred
the questioner to the Press Committee.
One old member of the association who
came out in the early part of the meetinp,
when asked how things were going inside,
said: "Well, it looks as if the men were
going to sties out. The fact of the matter
is that this is not a strike, but a lockout,
and it is absurd to hear this talk about de
claring it oil. The association canuot re
turn the men the positions they have lost,
and to my mind I cannot comprehend
what good can come to the men of the
Amalgamated Association, or how it can
better their positions. The meeting is
very lively. It seems to me that the men
who know they can never get positions in
the mill are the obstructionists."
Ready to Return to Work.
Prom the remarks dropped by some of
the locked-out mechanics it can be stated as
almost positive that most of them will ap
ply for their old positsons. There will
doubtless be some disappointment, for the
Carnegie Company is not in a position to
give employment to many more men. It is
probable that the Amalgamated Associa
tion will leave matters as they are now as
far as it is concerned. It will be remem
bered that the laborers and mechanics were
not affected by the scale of wages, being
paid by the day or month. They
came out merely in sympathy with
the other men. The laborers made a break
yesterday afternoon, in fact the first sub
stantia break that has been made since the
trouble began. There are quite a number
of the old mechanics at work at present.
NO BOYCOTT DECLARED.
The Bearer Falls Labor Unions Condemn
the Action of the Business Men in Sign
ing the Petition to Have the Mills Started
Will 'ot Ketnm to Work.
Beaver Valley Trades Council, composed
of delegates from about 40 lodges of organ
ized workingmen in the Beiver Valley.rep
resenting 3,500 workingmen, held their
regular assembly at Beaver Palls last night.
It is stated that the question of organizing a
boycott on the Beaver Palis merchants who
signed the petition to the Carnegie Com
pany to start their mills here was formally
presented and warmly discussed. There
was a division on the subject, the more con
servative members protesting that as a
question of utility the attempt to estab
lish a boycott at this juueture would be
poor policy. The conservatives carried
their point, and a compromise was agreed
to by passing the following resolutions:
Resolved, That we. the representatives of
Beaver Valley Trades Council, do hereby
condemn the action taken by the city Coun
cil, tliH Board of Trade and the Merchants'
Protective Association in interfering with
the business or oreanlzed labor, over which
tlifly had no jurisdiction.
Itesolved, That we, as citizen taxpayers of
the borougn of Bearer Falls, and as the rep
resentatives of organized labor, heartily
condemn the action or business men of our
town in so doing. By so doing they have
proved themselves not the friends of organ
Kesolved, That'we renew with all our
strength our moral and financial aid In all
branches connected with the Beaver Valley
Trades Council to at d those who are now
out in a struggle with the Carnegio Company
for their just rights.
The business men laugh at the boycott
idea, and, in view of the speedy resumption
of work at the mills and the return of nor
mal business conditions here, seem to be
very well satisGed with their action in the
matter complained of by the Trades Coun
cil. BREAKS IN THE BAKES.
Men Leavlnc the Amalgamated Association
to 'Work at Beaver Falls.
A telegram from New Castle last night
says: "Surprise and consternation have been
stirred up among the lodges of the Amalga
mated Association in this city by the action
of seven members of 'Honor' Lodge, who
left last night and this morning to take
places in the Carnegie mills at Beaver
Palls. The men who have left New Castle
for this purpose were all employed in dif
ferent capacities in the rod mill and the
-wire nail works in this city, and their action
is denounced on every hand by members of
the Amalgamated Association. The strikers
at Beaver Palis were notified late last night
that men were en route there under the cir
cumstances stated, and they reported they
would look out lor them, but it is said the
New Castle men got off the train at a station
a few miles above Beaver Palls.
"To-night it is stated that other Amalgam
ated men have left and others will leave for
the Carnegie mills at Beaver Palls. Of
course the majority of their fellow members
in the association are feeling blue over
these indications of' the organization's lack
of power to hold its men together. What
makes the matter worse from the union
labor standpoint is that these men were
not driven to this sort of treason by idle
ness or lack of work, u thev left good
places here presumably for the sole pur
pose of getting better ones at Beaver
Non-TJnlonlsts Charged With Riot
George "Wahl, a deputy constable at
Homestead, entered suit before Alderman
McMasters yesterday charging John Crable
and William Beverly with riot. The two
defendants are non-union men emnloyed in
the mill and it is alleged that they were
mixed up in the disturbance in Homestead
lest Sunday evening. Constable Joe Weber
went to Homestead and placed both under
arrest and brought them to the city. In
default of 52,000 bail each they were com
mitted lor a hearing.
Another Mammoth Steel Mill.
A telegram from McKeesport last night
says: The big steel mill being built here
by the National Tube Works Company has
its foundations completed and the work on
the superstructure begun. When com
pleted, according to members of the com
pany, this plant will give employment to
more men than any concern of the kind in
the Monongahela Valley.
Homestead Strike Causes More Failures.
A special from Braddock says: Fisher &
Cos clothing stores at this place and at
Homestead were both closed yesterday by
the Sheriff on executions aggregating ?6,
000. The members of the firm attribute
their financial failure to the strike at
The First Homestead Trial To-Day.
The trial of Sylvester Critchlow, the first
Homestead case to be called, has been delayed
by the Prank Garvin murder trial, but will
be begun this morning. There are to be 12
attorneys engaged, seven for the defense
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is being taken in this trial, and it is attract
ing general interest.
WHI. HOT G1VB 15.
The tawrencevUle Strikers Say They Will
Stand Firm to the Bitter End.
The strikers at the Lawrenceville mills
held a meeting yesterday morning that was
full of earnestness. The reports from
Homestead of a probable break in the ranks
of the striken made the situation all the
more interesting to the sympathetic strikers
at the Union Mills. There was no lack of
speech-makers and each one was given an
opportunity to express his views on the out
look. The effect of a break at Homestead was
discussed from all standpoints. The re
ports that there was a likelihood of the men
giving in was discredited. They expressed
fall confidence in the Homestead men and
determined to stand firm, whether any of
the others went back to work or not. They
expressed themselves asJn the fight to
stand in their present position, no matter
haw loiig the strike continued.
IXCITEMBHI AT FBANKSTOWIT.
Colored Bffllworkers Fear an Attack and
Fire Their Revolvers.
Some excitement was caused in Pranks
town last night by the firing of a number of
shots by some of the colored workmen.
About 12:20 o'clock the workmen claim
someone threw several stones aeainst the
side of the milL Without waiting for any
further developments a crowd of the work
men rushed into the yard and began firing
indiscriminately acro'ss the mill yard.
Lieutenant O'Brien and Officer Began
hurried to the mill, and, after some diffi
culty, succeeded in getting the men back
into the works. A big crowd gathered, and
the afiair created intense excitement for
TWO ETJKAWAY BOYS.
They Are Picked Up In Allegheny and Sent
to Their Homes.
Willie Wilson and Willie Abbey, boys
about 8 years of age, were picked up by the
Allegheny police yesterday morning as they
were wandering around the street, and
turned over to the Anti-Cruelty Society.
The Wilson boy said that his home was in
Sewickley, and that he came up on a
wagon, expecting the wagon to return
again, but it did not, and he was trying to
get back when taken in charge by the po
lice. A ticket was bought for him, and be
was placed in charge of an officer who took
The other boy. Willie Abbey, lives
in Millvale, and is well known by
the authorities of the Anti-Cruelty Society,
he haying been in their charee before. He
is a cousin of Emma Abbey, who sometime
last winter had both feet frozen on Spring
Garden avenue, and afterwards had them
amputated at the Allegheny General Hos
pital. He is in the habit of running away
from home and Secretary Dorente has en
deavored to hare him sent to Morganza, but
witnout success, as ms mother has stood up
for him right along. He begged so hard to
be allowed to go that he was placed in the
charge of an officer and sent home.
THE MONEY IS HIS P0CK2T,
Henry Haney Charged With Robbing
Michael Ilarper of 851.
Henry Haney, who boards at 92 Eobin
son street, Allegheny, was arrested yester
day afternoon by Detectives Johnson and
Aiken, and locked up in the Central sta
tion, charged with robbing Michael Harper
of 51. Haney, Harper and a mau named
Jenkins had been drinking together in a
saloon on Federal street, and Harper be
coming badly intoxicated, was taken to
Haney's room, Jenkins accompanying them.
While Harper was asleep, Haney it is
alleged, went through his pockets and
secured $51. Jenkins reported the matter
to Superintendent Mutb, who had Haney
arrested. Haney firmly denied that he had
taken the money, but when searched at the
Central station, it was found on him.
A SOCIETY EVENT.
Iocal People Go East to See the College
The annual pilgrimage of local society
people to the East to see the football games )
between the Yale, Harvard and Princeton
teams occurred last evening. They occu
pied two special cars, and will go direct to
'ipringfield, where the match between Yale
and Harvard takes place to-morrow after
noon. In the party were the Carlingtons,
Painters, the Byers family, Sewells, Moor
heads, Sproull, Miss ane, Dilworths,
Laughlins, Paul Hacke, O. P. Thompson,
an old football player, and other society
After the game to-morrow they will re
main over in New York to witness the con
test between Yale and Princeton on Thanks
giving Day. The party was divided, and
the three colleges are represented.
TBACTI0N COMPANIES AT WAB.
Tho Central "Wants to Have Its Contract
With tho Duquesne Annulled.
A special meeting of the Central Traction
Company directors has been called for to
morrow, it is said, to arrange for proceed
ings to annul the contract with the Du
quesne company by which the latter has
the right to use the Central's tracks west of
Grunt street. The move is to be made in
retaliation for the defeat of the Central
company's ordinance, by which they wanted
to get an East End terminus. George I.
Whitney, just returned from Europe, is
credited with the new scheme. The courts
will be asked to declare the contract void.
Solving tho Convict Problem.
Dr. Frank Young, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
is registered at the Central. He came here
to buy malt. The doctor thinks the new
Governor will solve the convict labor
problem. Public sentiment is against hir
ing them out, and the contract of the Ten
nessee Coal and Iron Company expires in
eight months. This concern is tired of its
bargain and has virtually thrown up the
contract It is the intention to build a
penitentiary near Knoxville. Governor
Buchannan who tried to straddle the Alli
ance and the Democracy, was badly left
Allegheny Cigar Store Robbed.
Christopher Detzel, of the new Four
teenth ward, Allegheny, reported to Super
intendent of Police Mufh yesterday that
during Wednesday night his cigar store had
been broken into and robbed of considerable
tobacco, cigars, pipes, etc. City Detective
Koernmau was detailed to look the matter
up and he soon caught the guilty parties,
who were two small boys of highly re
EDectable parents. As the boys' parents
made the loss good the matter was dropped.
Masons or High Degree.
The fortieth annual meet of the Scottish
Bite Masons closed at the Masonic Temple
on "Fifth avenue last night with a banquet
There were about COO members present
Addresses were made by prominent Masons
from all parts of the country. James Kerr,
Jr., acted as Toast Master. During this
meet degrees up to the 33d were conferred
upon about 100 candidates.
Pushing the Mahoning Bridge.
The Lake Erie bridge over the Mahoning
river will be finished next month. It is the
only gap in the double track between Pitts
burg and Youngstown. When the bridge
is completed the second track can be laid in
a day, and then the Lake Erie will be in
With nerves unstrung and head that aches
Wise woman Bromo-Seltrer takes Wo a
FOUR YEARSA TERM
For the Heads of Allegheny
Departments if the Com
mon Council Concurs.
SELECT BBANCH SO SAYS.
Irregular Bonds Cause a Squabble
in Letting a Contract.
PLAIN TALK FEOH SOME MEMBERS
The Korthslde Legislators Deny a Toft
THET CLAIM THEI ABE NOT BOBBERS
Allegheny Councils met last night and
several members took occasion to state that
they were not theives and robbers as
charged recently by certain Allegheny
people. When ordinance No. 5, for the
erection of an engine house in the Seventh
ward, was called, Mr. Knox said he under
stood the ordinance was irregular as the
bond of the successful bidder was not cor
rect when the recommendation passed, the
Mr. Simon, Chairman of the Committee
on Public Works, stated that the lowest
bidder was Klinkey & Co., but they had
not filed a bond and the contract was
awarded the next lowest bidder, S. Hast
ings & Son, for 16,578. On ordiance No. 59,
for an engine house in the
Eleventh ward, Jacob Woessner was the
lowest bidder for S5.294, but his bond
was also defective. The matter was laid
oyer until they could have it fixed, and
then the contract was let to Hastings &
Son and Joseph Woessner respectively.
The contract of Hastings & Son for the
Seventh ward engine house passed by a vote
of 30 to 2.
He Saw a Probable Job.
Mr. Knox said the law was plain, and as
the letting of the contract was irregular he
was not in favor of it A precedent should
be established, Mr. Knox went on. If such
proceedings were allowed two men
could easily bid for a contract, and
by a prearrangement one of the
bonds could be defective and the next low
est would get the contract whereby the city
would be out several thousand dollars. Mr.
Knox then moved to refer the ordinance for
the Eleventh ward engine house back to th
committee with instructions to give
the contract to the next lowest bid
der whose bond was correct The
motion was lost Mr. Gerwig, who came
in after the vote had been taken, asked for
an explanation of the question, which
was granted. Messrs. Dunn, Paulin,
Milliard, Lewis and Eudolph changed
their votes from the affirmative to
the negative. The vote then stood 19 to 16,
which was not a legal majority. The ordi
nance was then referred back to the com
mittee for readvertisement
The ordinance for the regrading and re
pairing of Sherman avenue was taken up,
and the disposal of the money voted by the
people on the bond issue was discussed.
President Parke started it Ho took
the floor and said he wanted to call
attention to the fact that many
ordinances for the improvement of streets
are pending before Councils and are in the
committees. The citizens have voted ?G00,
000 for street improvements, he said, and
each member of Councils was desirous of
getting some of the improvements in his
own immediate neighborhood.
Slay Bo Oat of Funds.
For all they knew, no one having summed
up the whole business, they might have
already passed enough ordinances to swal
low up the whole ?600,000; or they might
eat it all up in one year. He recommended
that they be careful and go over all
the streets and see what is best
to be done before acting. Councilman
have been called robbers and thieves, he
said, and they should show themselves
worthy of the confidence reposed in them;
they should act in the matter as if it were
their own private business.
Mr. Patton concurred in President Parke's
views, but said the ordinance for Sherman
avenue was one of the necessary ones and
was the beginning of a plan to pave all
around the parks.
Mr. Knox remarked that if they payed
all the streets there were petitions, in for
the J600.000 would not be enough. They
should get the bonds out and secure the
money, then go over all the streets of the
city and see which needed most attention.
After some further discussion a vote was
taken and the Sherman avenue ordinance
failed for want of a legal majority.
Mr. Mercer then presented a resolution
that all street repaying ordinances be re
ferred back to the Committee on Public
Works to formulate a general plan for
street repaying and report to Councils.
Mr. Gerwig opposed this. He remarked,
however, that there was too much of a
scramble among Councilmen to get streets
repaved. They should take the best and
main streets first, but before passing the
ordinances they should have a special com
mittee or the Chief of Publio Works' re
port Mr. Bothwcll said he understood the
Mayor was preparing a map of the streets,
showing which needed improvements, and
would submit it to Councils.
Beached a Compromise.
Mr. Armstrong offered a resolution, as a
substitute lor Mr. Mercer's, that the Mayor
and Chief of the Department ol Public
Works prepare a plan for street improve
ments and furnish estimates for the regrad
ing and repaving,and that no further action
be taken until the Mayor reported. Mr. Mer
cer accepted this, and the resolution was
In Select Council the most important
measure considered was an ordinance for the
extension of the terms of the heads of the
departments ot the municipal government
from two to four years. The ordinance was
called up by Mr. Wertheimer and some
little discussion arose on the motion to pass
it finally. Just before it, was called up a
copy ot the following communication was
handed to every member of Seject Council:
ClTIZESS' BeFOKIC ASSOCIATION
or Aixeoiikkt, Pa.,
ALLEGHENY. Nov. 17. 1S92.
Deak Sin Whereas, an ordinance lias
been presented to the Select Councils ot
the City of Allegheny for the purpose of
lengthening tho term of cfilceof ttie heads
of departments of tho City or Allegheny
from two to four years, the Citizens' Keforin
Association respectfully enter their protest
against Councils taking any action on the
same at present.
B. BB Secretary.
Arthur Ke nnedy favoreWthe ordinance,
as did also Mr. Einstein. The latter re
ferred to the communication from the Citi
zens' Beform Association, but argued thai
he could see no good reason why the ordi
nance should not be adopted. If any of the
chiels did not prove themselves capable of
filling their respective positions, or it they
did not give satisfaction, they can be re
moved, he argued.
To Protect Councilmen.
Mr. Fielding said he would be willing to
support the ordinance it it would have a
tendency to stop the annoyance of city
Councilmen, who are frequently appealed
to to intercede for incompetent employes
under the chiefs.
Mr. Wertheimer said he thought the
DISPATCH, ERIliAT, NOVEMBER 18, " 1892.
opposition comingfrom the Keform Associa
tion was not so much against the extension
of the term as it was against some of the
people employed by the chiefs of depart
ments. Dr. Gilliford opposed it because the
time fixed by the proposed ordinance for
the election of the heads of departments
was in January. There would thus be one
Common Council that would not "have any
thing to say in the election of these officers.
That would be the Council which would be
elected and go out of office during the terms
of the chiefs.
"That question is not involved in the mat
ter before us," Mr. Kennedy said.
"Yes it is," Dr. Gilliford said. "I don't
believe in this Council legislating for future
Councils, and if this ordinance passes, the
next two Common Councils and one Select
Council will have no opportunity of saying
who shall be at the heads of departments
when the matter of their election comes up."
The roll was then called and the ordi
nance passed, the vote being as follows:
Ayes Mesirs. Born, Einstein. Emrioh,
Fielding, Hannan, Ober, Schad, Wertheimer
Noes Messrs. Gilliford, Kennedy, Lowo
and President Lindsay t.
What the Measure Means.
The ordinance fixes the terms of office of
the chiefs of the Departments of Public
Works, Publio Safety and Charities at four
years, and provides that their election shall
take place on the second Monday in Janu
A report was filed estimating the cost of
removing th electric light towers and re
placing them with mast arms at all street
corners at $162,611.
A resolution from the Finance Committee,
authorizing a settlement of the claims
against the Pleasant Valley and Manchester
Street Railway Companies, arising from
alleged unpaid municipal taxes, was re
ferred back to the Finance Committe to
await an ooinion on the matter from City
OLIVER KELLY'S MURDER.
John Killian Under Arrest Wesley Her
rington Will Be Caught To-Dajr Klll
lan's Sweetheart Creates a Sensation
Bess Him Not to Allow Himself to Be
Coroner's Clerk Grant Miller went to the
Willow Grove oil field yesterday and solved
the mystery surrounding the death of
Oliver Kelly, who died from a stab on the
arm last Tuesday morning. Kelly, with a
number of other oil well workers, was in
a speak-easy at Willow Grove on Sunday,
November 6, and got into a fight He was
stabbed on the left arm, an artery being
severed, from which he died. None of the
others present would talk. Until last
night the Coroner, though making diligent
efforts, could find no one who kew any
thing about the case. It was generally
supposed that Wesley Hcrrington had used
the knife, but it was not definitely known
until yesterday, when John Killian, who
worked at the same well with Kelly, was
Killian is under arrest as an accessory.
As soon ss he knew what he was wanted
for he gave all the information in bis
possession. He was seen when brought to
the jail last night, and said:
"All I know about the affair is what I
heard from parties who were present. I
I was too drunk to know anything, and I
don't remember anything about it I was
told that Kelly, .who was considerable of
a bully in his way, had quarreled with
me, and knocked me down. Mrs. Forshay,
who keeps the speak-easy, and her hired
girl carried me out of the
room, which was full men all
drunk. Kelly started out afterward and
tried to kick me, but Herrington caught
him by the arm, told him to leave the place
and stop fighting. Kelly turned and knocked
Herrington do.vn and was kictcing him in
the face when pulled away. When Kelly
left, Herrington followed, drawing a knife
from his pocket He caught up to Kelly
at the railroad station, CO feet away, and cut
him on the arm. Kelly then knocked him
over the hill injuring Herrington badly.
'"On Monday'evening Herrington told Lee
Hancock that Kelly was dying and he in
tended to come to Pittsburg 3iid give him
self up. I saw him Monday myself, but he
disappeared that night."
Herrington is about 50 years old and
worked for the Oil Well Sup'ply Company.
He told several persons that he had cut
Kelly. He will probably be captured to
day.as the officers are following him closely.
Killian is a fine-looking young fellow. He
and Kelly worked on D. Lutz &Sons' wclL
When Killian and the officers were waiting
for the train at Willow Grove last night his
sweetheart came up and created a scene,
drawing a large crowd. She wept bitterly
and begged her lover not to allow himself
to he taken. Killian tried to quiet her, but
she would not listen. As the train pulled
out she screamed in agony. Killian will
probably get bail to-morrow after the in
quest BH0WS POISON BEY0HD DOUBT.
Prof. Blanck's Ecport on Gamble Weir's
Stomach. Confirms Grave Suspicions.
It was reported yesterday that Prof.
Hugo Blanck had finished the analysis of
Gamble Weir's stomach, and had found un
mistakable evidence that he had been pois
oned. A report is to be presented to Dis
trict Attorney Burleigh in a few days.
Prof. Blanck has reported verbally to At
torney W. D. Moore, who is assisting in the
case. Three drugs were found, the chief
one'being arsenic. It was evident the doses
bad been administered at intervals for some
time before resulting fatally.
District Attorney Burleigh and County
Commissioner Weir were both seen yester
day, but declined to talk about the case.
Mr. Burleigh said the larceny suit against
Mrs. Marsh and James Mcintosh will be
taken up in court Monday morning. The
witnesses from Tottenville. Staten Island,
who are to give evidence in the case, are ex
pected here to-day or to-morrow. It was
reported they had arrived yesterday, but
Administrator Pehl said they could not
come until to-day.
Failed to Get a Quorum.
The Historical Society of Western Penn
sylvania was to have held its regular
monthly meeting in the lecture hall of the
Carnegie Free Library, Allegheny, last
night, but there not being a quorum pres
ent, the papers which were to have been
read were continued until tbenext meeting,
which will be on Thursday evening, Decem
An Allegheny Ex-Drngglst In Trouble.
W. J. Gray, a former Allegheny drug
gist, was arrested yesterday and locked up
in the Central station on a charge of disor
derly conduct The prisoner, who seems to
be slightly demented, had a number of
bank checks on his person and he isuUeged
to have attempted to pass some of tp but
Princeton Men Banquet.
The members of the Princeton Alumni in
the two cities held their annual banquet at
the Duquesne last evening. Covers were
laid for 35 people. As a rule the President
of the old college is in attendance, but last
evening he couldn't be present The mem
bers enjoyed several hours spent in pleas
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THEY KEEP.MOVING AHEAD!
THE DISPATCH adlets increase steadily
month by month. Comparo these totals:
SEPT. AND OCT., 1891 12,108
SEPT. ANI OCT., 1892 - - - 15,070
Gratifying testimonials of the value and
excellent results obtained from the,cent-a-word
columns are dally received from ad
AN EAST END THEATER
To Be Built Immediately Upon a
Large and Handsome Scale.
GOING AFTER THEATEE-GOEES.
A Site Purchased at the Corner of Tenn and
ARCHITECTS AT WORK ON THE PLANS
Manager E. D. Wilt, of the Grand Opera
House, yesterday closed a deal for a plot of
ground at Negly and Fenn avenues, in the
Past End, upon which he will erect at once
a magnificent theater. The ground is 160
by 180 feet Architects are already at
work on plans for the theater building,
which will be constructed with a drive way
on either side. The main entrance will be
a huge arch, and the whole building will
be of stone, handsomely trimmed.
"The theater will be the largest in the
city," Mr. Wilt said last night "It will
be constructed with all the modern im
provements and will be especially designed
to please the people of the Fast End. There
will be plenty of fire exits and every effort
will be made to guarantee the pleasure and
comfort ot the patrons."
"Will an East End theater succeed?" was
asked Mr. Wilt
"Certainly," the gentleman answered
with an air of confidence that was more or
less convincing. "There are 90,000 people
in the East End, and a great majority of
them are theater-goers. My experience is
that the most profitable and best-paying
patrons of our theaters live in the East
End. They have been coming to us for
years, and now I am going to them. There
is positively no doubt in my mind but that
my new scheme will prove a delightful
success. The theater will be erected at
the earliest possible time. It will certainly
be ready when the next season opens."
SMOKE AND SCHENLEY PASS.
Colonel Cuyler Wants to Know the Effect
ot the Nuisance on Vegetation.
Colonel John Y. Cuyler, the Schenley
Park engineer, is much interested in the
smoke nuisance and its influence on vegeta
tion. The experience of people living in the
coke country is that smoke kills grass and
trees. The soot lodges around the stems
and leaves, interfering with respiration and
circulation. Colonel Cuyler says a good
deal of sulphurous gases is thrown off in
the smoke from bituminous coal, which is
bad for the growth ot grass and delicate
plants. The Colonel is very anxious to have
Schenley Park blossom like a rose, and he
is making a study of the smoke question for
this purpose. He says he would like to
see the park a school for suburban develop
ment Three Stelnways, Three Conovers, Four
This is the record of pianos sold by H. Kle
ber & Bro., BOS Wood street, dnrlng the last
few days, and all of which are Intended for
Christmas gifts by tho purchasers. The fact
Is that people want the best only for such a
purpose and want to be absolutely safe in
their selection. IInce ic Is that the7 prefer
to deal at KIcber & Bro.'s, feeling convinced
that they will be dealt with fairly and hon
estly and there is no sort of risk In so dolnp;
that Messrs. Kleber have been praotloal
piano teachers and know exactly what kind
of Instrument will suit tho best in each par
ticular case. Tlreii warrantee runs for
eight long years, and their terms are low
and on easy time. Don't fail to buy at Kle
bers', for nobody has ever been deceived by
them-506 Wood street is the place.
THIS IS EfDEED A BARGAIN.
To-Day Only Men's Fine Overcoats at
S8 OO, Worth 820.
To-day wo will sell a lot of 1,000 assorted
overcoats lor men. Kerseys, meltons, fine
chinchillas, beavers and cheviots, silk-faced
or plain, lightweight, medium or heavy
weight, elegant garments. Our price $8 00,
V. C. C. C. Clothiers, corner Grant and Dia
You can buy glasses from whom you may,
but thosu who have Prof. Little examine
their eyes nnd fnrnisli the glasses use no
other. Oculist's examination and glasses
one price. Office COO Liberty street, over
Espy's drug store, rt'ednesday and Satur
day evenings till 7:30.
A Great Many People
Were busy on Thursday and could not at
tend our $16 tale. Those who didn't can
call and gut the benefit until 10 o'clock Sat
urday nljtht. Any overcoat, suit or ulster,
no matter how ni;;U the price, goes for $10.
P. C. C. a. Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
Credit. Credit Credit.
Tos, cash or credit on fine imported dress
goods and tho latest styles In winter jackets
at J. Dwyer's, 701 Smitliflold, Koom i, JIc
Cance block, open every evening.
Clias. Pfelfer Dyed
25 year atro and Is still dyeing.
Tel I 434 Smithfleld street.
3469 ICO federal street, Allegheny.
UU 1 1913 Carson sticet, Southside.
Take Your Pick
Of any suit or overcoat In our entire grand
stocK for $16 i'riday and Saturday.
P. C. a C Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
Motjet for a newspaper clipping. See Lati
mer's ad page 7 to-day.
Larcest and Leading
Jewelry and Art Stores.
GOLD HAIR PINS:
Beautiful fit for a queen. A jeweled
crown would not overshadow the
handsomest of these we thoir. But
we're not talking to titled royalty.
The American woman wears no
crown het mien of independence tits
her better than royal robes. We're
talking of Hair Pins. We want to
tell everybody who is near enough to
come and see the display we make of
them. Some of the new shapes are
Dragoons, Swallows, Swords and ex
quisite designs in pierced Filigree
and Etruscan Enameled Flowers.
Many of the richest arc set with Dia
monds and Pearls.
GOLD HAT PINS:
The ball-head Hat Pis have gone
"out" New goods have branched
out into new and beautiful fancy de
signs very similar to those shown
in the new Hair Pius. The styles
are fully as numerous.
These-goods will snggest their own
appropriateness as gifts. Keep them
in mind as one of our holiday hints.
E. P. ROBERTS & SONS,
Fifth Atc and Market St.
THE LAYMEH'S BTJBEATT.
Preparations Being Made for the First
A committee of the Board of Directors
of the Laymen's Bureau of the M. P.
Church met yesterday afternoon in the
private office of H. J. Heinz. The Lay
men's Bureau was organized about one
year ago, and has as its object the planting
of new churches and general evangelistical
work within the limits of the Pittsburg
conference. It is composed of the leading
laymen and ministers of the church, and
since its organization has pushed it work
vigorously. An evangelist has been kept
in the field, new churches organized, and
old ones revived.
The meeting yesterday was to arrange for
the first annual meeting, which will be
held in the First M. P. Church, Allegheny,
on Monday, December 5, at 7:30 p. M.
At that meeting reports of the year's
work will be given by H. J. Heinz, Presi
dent of the Burean; Eev. G. C. Sheppard,
President of the Board of Director., and
Key. W. H. Gladden, evangelist Impro
mptu addresses will be made by prominent
laymen and ministers. All the pastors,
Sunday school superintendents and presi
dents of Y. P. S. C. E. societies in the con
ference have been invited to be present
B00MIKG A WESTESN CITY.
Colonel Andrews Suggests How Denver
Could Make a Good Showing.
Colonel James P. Andrews returned
yesterday from a visit to his son in Denver.
Ha said he was greatly pleased with the
Colorado capital. Like Chicago the town
has secured such a start that no other city
in the State can ever hope to distance it
He was very much amused at some of the
circulars issued to boom the city. The rate
of growth of places like Chicago", New York,
Philadelphia and San Francisco was given
for the last two decades in comparison with
Denver. Of course the latter's increase
was naturally very large. The Colonel
suggested that if they had gone back to
1850 instead of 1870 they could have started
with a man, a horse and" a cow and the per
centage of growth would be away up in the
OHLY S80.000 PAID IS.
The Assessment for the Center Avenue Ira
' provement Being Paid Slowly.
The assessment for the improvement of
Center avenue, one of the last of the con
tracts affected by curative legislation, will
be sent to the City Attorney to-morrow. It
has been in the hands of the City Treasurer
for 30 days. Of the 5272,511 43 of the total
assessed cost of the work, only 580,000 has
been paid in. In six months, dating from
October 8, the City Attorney will file liens
against such property as has not paid the
assessment by that time.
HUGOS & HACKE.
Values offered this
week of especial inter
est to housekeepers.
Huck Towels, ex
tra size and pure linen,
at i2c, 1 8c, 20cand
Extra fine quality
knotted fringe Da
mask Towels, all white
and with colored bor
ders,, 25c each.
Napkins, all linen, $i,
$1.25 and $1.50 adoz.
0 Double Damask
Table Linen, full
bleach, wide width,
75c, 85c and $1 a yd.
A handsome collec
tion of hand-worked
Bureau Scarfs, Side
board Covers, Tray
Cloths, Center Pieces,
Small Table Covers,
COB. FIFTH AVE. ANO HMKET ST.
In all its glory never pro-
duced a better shoe at $3.00
a shoe at $3.00 that gives
so much wear and comfort
to the wearer. Styles enough
to suit all.
Bluchers at $3.00.
Balmorals at $3.00.
Congress at $3.00.
Cork Sole Shoes at $3,00.
In all the Shapes.
See the new calf
G. D. SIMEN'S,
78 OHIO ST.-, ALLEGHENY, PA.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. .J
Dry Goods House.
Friday, Nor. 18, lsw.
JOS, HUE k co:s
PENN AYE. STORES.
At 1-3 and Less Than 1-3
the Regular Prices.
Owing to the continued fine and
warm weather,heavy winter long coats
of all kinds have been slow of sale. The
st-ason now before us for the sale of
these goods is short, and we have a
large stock which must be sold. WE
On them that will close out effectually
every garment on which a reduction
has been made, SO GREAT ARE
If you want to make A GOOD SE
LECTION and get more for your
money than you ever before got you
must COME AT ONCE, and come
early in the morning and avoid the
rush. Here are the ITEMS:
LOT NO. 1
Art $3 Each,
A large lot, consisting of 4 different
styles of Newmarkets, in Wool Chev
iots, good colors, and in black; former
price $ 8 each.
LOT NO. 2
In All-Wool Cheviots, Diagonals, En
glish Plaids and Mixtures, in Blacks,
Browns and all most desirable colors
and mixed effects. Former prices of
these goods, $12, $16 and 18.
LOT NO. 3
m $7 Each,
Consists of ULSTERS and NEW
MARKETS in Diagonals, Cheviots
and other cloths, in Black and most
desirable colors and mixtures. Former
prices were Si 5, $18, $20 and $ 25.
LOT NO. 4
AT $10 EACH,
Consists of ULSTERS and NEW
MARKETS in choice materials, in
cluding Cheviots and English Mix
tures, in the best colors; former
prices $22, $28 and $30.
LOT NO. 5
AT $25 EACH,
Consists of Imported CARRIAGE
WRAPS in Silk -Matelesses, Silk
Plushes and Imported Novelty Cloths,
handsomely trimmed with very rich
Natural Furs, such as Persian Lamb,
Black Marten, Lynx and other Furs.
The original prices were from J 150
to $225. They will be closed out at
the ridiculously low price of $25.
LOT NO. 7
Our entire stock of
In Plain Kersey Cloths, Diagonals
and English Novelty Mixtures; former
prices $22, J24, $27 and $28. Your
pick now for
These garments include every size,
are handsomely made and finished,
and are first-class in style and every
other respect, being our regular stock
This department opens promptly
at 8 o'clock. Additional help to-day.
to giveyou quick and efficient service.
JOS. HORNE & CO.,
609-621 PENN AVE. ' 4