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but he walKed to hi messenger's desk and
aked: "What can I do for yoij?"
There was no response and in the im
pressive quiet that followed the Mayor be
came himself again. His lone arm's were
extended to his audience. Thoughtfully
he swung his head and when convinced
that there would be no answer to his ques
tion he began a speech that will ring down
through time as the earnest effort of a
mighty, earnest man.
What can I do for you? I have much sym
pathy for many otyoo.. More than you Im
agine. Many of youare not wholly responsible for
the lives you lead. Circumstances have
made many of yon what you are. I wish I
had the power to make It possible for each
one of yon .to secure places in which to earn
an honest living, ilanv of you are strancers
here. Many of you have come from other
towns and cities. Perhaps some of you have
been induced to come here because of the
toleration tliat has been granted by the po
lice departments to the occupation you pros
ecute. No Escape From His Duty.
My duty Is an official duty. Tes, it Is true
that for 32 months of my term I have per
mitted you to pursue your calling. I know
is is an evil. You know it is a sin. But I did
not know how to remedy it.
I would not have acted now" bad not the
duty been forced upon me. The demand
was made in such a way as to make escape
impossible. When ministers, and men and
women ana wives and mothers come to me
and place their hands on the law which de
fines my duty and ask me for an answer I
cannot say no. I cannot escane the responsi
bility. I cannot evade- it. It is a duty 1 rora
which I tried to shrink. It was a bard task,
but I on ed it to myself as a public official. I
owed it to the people or this city to act
Whatever the responsibility may he I am
willing to assume it. I have done what I
consider to be a duty.. I am willing to an
swer lor my action to all people.
Tes, tlio Christian people of this citv
should now come forwaid and help you. If
there he those among you who wish to lead
decent and honorable lives now is the hour
when bands should be reached out to help.
In relation to Mr. Brown's order to drive
you unfortunate women out on the Btreets
of this city on five hours' notice, l can only
say it was cruel, ruthless, inhuman and un
just. The Indecent haste was, in myjnds
ment, for a purpose. There was no necessi
ty I or such an unreasonable proceeding.
The law requires no snch action. The law
Justifies no such harsh treatment.
Humanity Should Have Dictated the Order
Many of you have fathers and mothers
somewhere. Many of you have brothers and
sisters somewhere with whom you might
wish to communicate, and the promptings
of humanity should have dictated a course
which noula enable you to write your
friends and prepare to find a home some
wheie. 1 want the law enforced, and I propose to
insist on Its enforcement. And the people
of this city I feel sure want the houses of
prostitution suppressed. But I do not ask,
and right thinking people do not ask, that
jou unfortunate women should he driven
out like cattle upon the streets in the dark
ness of night.
The earnest, eloquent and almost pathetic
speech was evidently not what the women
had come to hear, and many of them were
deeply affected. The reference to their
families moved nearly all of them to tears,
and many of them, the younger ones,
sobbed aloud. It was a novel, a touching
sight. The unhappy unfortunates clung to
each other. "With their heads bowed to
each other's shoulders they swayed and
moaned like ones condemned. Their grief
lor the time seemed greater than they could
bear, and their subdued, painful sobs went
out over the curious spectators in the ro
tunda like a cruel rebuke to the unbounded
levity that was being enjoyed.
J.he .Mayor, alter concluding his speech,
stood for lully a minute watching the out
casts writhing in their misery. He was not
moved by anger. His eyes glistened and
his thioat swelled with emotion. Sublime
pity and kindly charity were conspicuous
on every feature of his face, now paled by
agitation. His lips quivered like a truant
boy's. He was overcome. He had broken
down. Twice he endeavored to speak, but
twice his voice relused to sound, and with
his whole frame trembling like an aspen, he
started for his private room.
They Have Xo Homei 2?ow.
When he had moved but one step he
seemed composed, and extending his hands
like a minister about to pray, he said: "Go
home now and "
"We have no homes now," the leading
lady broke in, "ws must live on the
"2o," the Mayor replied, "Go to your
homes and remain there until the time
fixed by the order of the police. In the
meantime 1 will endeavor to have the
Christian people of Pittsburg do something
lor yon." He then turned and hurried
into his private apartment where alone with
his mental suffering he yielded to his feel
ings like a tender child.
The women slowly filed out of the room.
As they went they "struggled to wipe away
all evidence of their weeping and many of
them smiled through their tears. They
went directly down stairs to Chief Brown's
office. They were informed that the Chief
w as absent and was not receiving visitors.
They then called at the office of Superin
tendent O'Mara where they were given the
same information. They then turned to the
streets and went out into the world from
which no ray of light or hope is ever cast
for them. The visit of the women to City
Hall yesterday was an event of striking
interest in the history of city governments.
Such a movement never before occurred.
Hot long after the 4G women had left City
Hall three more of their class called at the
Mayor's office. His Honor relused to see
them. His clerks advised them to go away.
They hesitated and finally sent word to the
Mayor that they wanted to be committed to
the worEhouse. They seemed impudent and
were careless of their words and actions.
Proposed to Annoy the Officials.
'Tell the girls they must go to a commit
ting magistrate if they desire to be impris
oned," was the message sent back by the
Mayor. They then said they did not "want
to go to prison, but that they were de
termined to annoy all those in any way re
sponsible for their present positions.
Mayor Gourley asks that all ministers
and others who want to help these unfor
tunate women who are willing to reform to
call on him at his office at 2 o'clock this
It is expected that the meeting with the
Mayor this afternoon will develop some
plan by which the women who are without
money wiil at least be assisted to leave the
city. It is argued by many of the ministers
that the women who own the pl.-.ces and
who have made large fortunes in their call
ings should be compelled to aid and as
sist any of those who are now embar
rassed. Many ministers and citizens called on the
Mayor yesterday. All of them applauded
the position he had taken under" the law.
Rev. Mr. McCrory was among the callers.
His house had been besieged during the
day by women wanting him to help them.
As the Mayor bad the same experience, he
conld give Eer. Mr. McCrory but little
SPREADING TO ALLEGHENY.
Jinny of the Outcasts Go to the Nchslde
for Homes They Sleet "With. No Kn
cooraEement There Mayor Kennedy
Talks on the Subject.
The Pittsburg police order concerning
the closing of disorderly houses has already
been felt in Allegheny. A large number
of the inmates of Pittsburg houses were in
Allegheny yesterday, many of them trying
to secure boardings, while others tried to
tent houses or rooms.
Alderman Braun, in speaking of the
Pittsburg police order, said yesterday that
the proprietors of disorderly houses in the
First ward had been besieged by Pittsburg
women on Wednesday night and yesterday,
asking for boarding and lodging, as
many as ten applications being made at one
house. But the orders that he had issued
on Wednesday had been strictly complied
with, and not one house had opened its
doors to anyone, either male or female.
In speaking of the raiding ordinance
Mayor Kennedy has submitted to Councils
Alderman Braun said there is no necessity
tor Councils passing such, an ordinance.
He claims that the laws of the State are
sufficient if tbey are .enforced. He says
'that concentration is the best way to deal
with disorderly hts'ses, and that the Pitts
burg police order will tend to scatter them
all over the city. ,.-
Mayor Kennedy thinks the order will
flood Allegheny with fallen women unless
stringent measures are taken at once. He
savs Allegheny is a city of residences, and
that if disorderly houses exist tbey should
be located in sections where businen houses
and factories largely predominate. .
AN OPEN AIR MEETING.
Six of the Women Confer on the Street and
Decide to Resist the Police Order
They Will Protect the Inmates of Their
All the disorderly houses in Pittsburg
were closed yesterday and last night. A few
of the women at least made a pretence at
obeying the police order implicitly, and all
of tbem denied having been notified that
the order to close had been delayed in its
effect until 4 o'clock this afternoon to give
them an opportunity to consult with friends,
if they have any, and to provide themselves
with new homes if their friends do not ma
terialize. Six of the women who own and manage
disorderly honses in this city held a meet
ing on the Btreet at Ferry and Seeond ave
nue yesterday afternoon after they had
listened to the Mayor's speech. They de
cided to stand together in protecting the
women now in their houses, and they de
cided to resist any effort on the part of the
police department to compel the women to
leave their houses or the city. They had
been advised by an attorney that the police
could not interfere with them so long as
they closed their houses to visitors and did
not maintain their places for immoral pur
poses. Afraid of Being Arrested.
The street meeting of the women was rarely
interesting. They were all greatly excited
and all insisted upon talking at the same
time. Tbev deplored the condition that I
compelled them to hold this conference on
the high way, but thev insisted that they
were fearful of going into any one of their
honses least the detachment of police on
special duty in the condemned district
would arrest them for opening their houses
even to themselves.
The women talked of the closing order in
all its bearings. They contended that they
had been imposed upon by everybody and
that in the matter of rents and every thing
they purchased they were compelled to pay
extravagant prices. During their discus
sions, which were frequently loud and
earnest, they sawed the air with their
hands, and before they realized it a crowd
of men and hoys had collected about them
and were listening with a morbid interest
to every word they were saying. Two
policemen were finally attracted by the
gathering which was promptly dispersed.
Investigation later developed tnat each
of the six women had gone to their resorts
and had notified the females in their places
that they need not leave and that they
could remain as guests until the Christian
people of the city had arranged to provide
lor them. This decision somewhat sur
prised the police authorities. Last night
they were unable to say just how the women
could resist their" order or just how fartheir
order would go in closing houses to the
women as homes after the places had been
closed to visitors.
The Order Will Be Enforced.
"We will inquire into this phase of the
question to-morrow," Superintendent
O'Mara said last night. "Our order goes
into effect at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon,
and we will enforce the order just as far as
the plain law will let us go."
Notwithstanding the decision of the six
women to protect"the inmates of their own
houses, First, Second and Third 'avenues,
where the condemned places are located,
was all day yesterday almost blockaded
with express wagons carting away heavy
trunks and furniture, and all day and np
until midnight those thoroughfares were
literally alive with the women who had
been driven out by the police authorities.
There was no apparent distress among the
outcasts. They had no particular reason
for being on the streets and they seemed to
be devoting themselves to abusing those re
sponsible for their distress, and inconven
ience. Many of them spent most of the
day and night in calling upon the ministers
who have been active against them.
Abont 40 of the women, both black and
white, called on Rev. J. T. McCrory at his
residence at 371 Wylie avenue about 7
o'clock last evening. The crowd was
orderly, but the police were on hand to
suppress any disturbance that might arise.
They ask ed to see Mr. McCrory, and when
he presented himself, they stated that they
were without a place to stop tor the night
and demanded admittance to his house or
some other place of shelter. They were in
formed that he could not provide for them.
An Interview With Mr. McCrory.
"Are you not a director of the Bethel
Home?" asked one of the women.
"I am but I cannot give you an order to
get in there," replied Mr. McCrory.
With that the women withdrew.
The visit created considerable excitement
in the neighborhood of the residence and
many of the curious ones antscipated
trouble. In this they were disappointed,
however, as the women were well behaved
and after meeting with Mr. McCrory's re
iusal to aid them departed at once.
Seven inmates of the disorderly houses
called on Rev. Dr. Sands, pastor of the
Forty-fourth Street TJ. P. Church, and one
of the most vigorous in the campaign
against the houses, yesterday afternoon
and applied for aid. Police Captain Brophy
was present when the women came, and
says that Dr. Sands refused to help them.
ONLY HIS PLAIN DUTY.
Superintendent of Police O'Mara Talks of
Mayor Gonrleys Speech.
Superintendent O'Mara went to his home
early in the atternoon. He wa's in an ugly
temper on account of the Mayor's speech.
Before leaving for home Mr. O'Mara said:
"His Honor, Mayor Gourley, accuses me
of neglect of duty if not worse in
not suppressing those places without
his order. If I had done
so belore the late excitement on the sub
ject I may safely infer that I would have
been promptly accused of over-officious-ness.
The fiat emanated from Mayor Gour
ley to Chief Brown and from J. O. Brown
"If I had been dilatory in executing the
order through mercy to the unfortunate
women I would have been accused of gross
neglect of duty and held responsible for it."'
Women to Help Women.
A meeting ot members of the County W.
C T. TJ. will be held in the lecture room of
the Smithfield Street M. E. Church to-day
at 2 P. M. The meeting is called in the in-
THREE MONTHS' GAINS
September, October, November, 1890,
September, October, November, iSgi,
September, October, November, iSp2,
THE DISPATCH WANTS
k ml mar mamimmimaiKniim cr.. r j jet i
terest oi the women thrown out of homes
through the action of the police authorities.
WHERE THEY HAVE GONE.
Surrounding; Towns Becelve the Women
Discarded by Pittsburg Many Will Lo
cate Within Easy Beach of This City
The Communities Stirred Tip.
Special telegrams indicate that many of
the outcasts irom the disorderly houses in
Pittsburg'are taking refuge in neighboring
towns. The telegrams are appended:
Johnstown Twenty dissolute women
from Pittsburg arrived in this city to-day,
and they announced that more will come if
tbey are not persecuted. A large number
of disorderly houses flourish under the pro
tection of the police here, and the visitors
were speedily quartered, all over the place,
pending their arrangements tor getting
houses to live in. To-day a real estate man
concluded a deal for the lease of a large and
handsome house in the central part of the
city, and to-night furniture is going in and
other appointments to make sumptuous
quarters lor fromadozen to two score of the
McKeesport Some 25 women who have
been living in Pittsburg, who were formerly
of this city, have returned here since the
'edict of the police of Pittsburg closed their
establishment They have been necessa
rily very conspicuous here since their re
turn, because they have to hustle to find
places to live. On Fifth avenue a party
of tbem paraded on this ostensible quest,
while one of them, really a fine singer, ren
dered a solo of "Driven From Home" very
effectively. The local authorities are grieved
and perplexed over the problem of what to
do with them.
Butler A number of the women affected
by the order of the Pittsburg police ap
peared in Butler, and are very much in
evidence all over the town to-night When
questioned as to their business they say
they are prospective tenants looking for
vacant houses. Two or three of them have
succeeded in renting places, and propose to
locate here. This invasion has, figura
tively, "torn up the town," and no little
indignation is expressed among the sterner
moralists about what they are pleased to
call Pittsburg's brazen effrontery in dump
ing her filth on her neighbors in the name
Beaver Quite an addition to the
the "sporting" women, so called, has been
made here by recruits from Pittsburg.
They are all, or profess to be, in search of
houses or rooms to rent, and in the pursuit
of that purpose have made their appearance
in quarters of the town where they have
never been seen before.
Hew Castle The women driven out of
Pittsburg have sent their quota to New
Castle. Their prominence as street figures
here has called attention to them, and there
is much comment on the question of this
sort of thing benefiting the community at
large. Some of the visitors are making
shrewd and thoronghly business-like efforts
to locate here, and it is probable that a
proportion of them will succeed.
Greenshurg "Oh, yes, we'll keep going,
if you folks insist on it," said a noisely
dressed woman to an officer on the best resi
dence street here to-day, "but where shall
we go next? The police have fired us out ot
Pittsburg, and we came here. If we can't
stay here, we'll try all the good places be
tween here and Harrisburg. You see we've
got to go somewhere, we can't get off the
earth." 'The woman was one of several ar-
rivals from Pittsburg to-day. Most of the
visitors went on, but some of them will lo
cate here if they are permitted. They are
on the wing on account of the recent raid
made by Pittsbnrg authorities.
MANY GETTING AWAY.
Tho Outcasts Leave on Every Train
Other Cities for a Home.
Nearly every train leaving Pittsburg yes
terday carried on it some of the women who
have been thrown upon the world by the
closing order of the police. Several of the
unfortunates went to Philadelphia and
other Eastern cities and not a few of them
went to Buffalo, Wheeling and Cleveland.
It was stated yesterday that only those
who had" accumulated and saved money
were leaving. One woman applied to Chief
Elliot for railroad fare to go to Chicago.
She was assisted. The Chief is of the
opinion that many others will apply to him
within the week.
MAY TAKE THEIR CHOICE.
Councils W1B Allow the Central Board to
Choose Between the Fifth Avenne
Market or the Price A Rocky Boad for
Select Council held a special session yes
terday, at which Mr. Bobertson offered a
resolution for a committee of three, in con
junction with the Chief of the Department
of Pnblic'Safety, to confer with the Central
Board of Education as to whether it is ad
visable to sell the Fifth avenue market
house property and credit the proceeds of
the sale, or as much thereof as may be
necessary, to the Central Board of Educa
tion for the purchase of other property that
might be more desirable for High School
purposes, better located and cheaper. The
resolution was adopted.
Ordinances changing the name of Mc
Kee place to Ward street; sewers on
Chauncey street, Matilda street, Laurel
alley and Picnic street; establishing the
grade of Juliet street and Cato street;
opening Arlington avenue. Millvale street
and Hamilton street; grading, paving and
curbing a portion of Forty-third street,
were passed finally.
The ordinance granting the South Twenty-first
Street Incline Company the right
to erect an incline from South Twenty-first
street to Arlington avenue was amended
so as to compel the company to file a bond
$150,000 before beginning the work as a
guarantee of good faith, and the ordinance
went over for printing.
The ordinance granting certain rights of
way to the Morningside and Highland Park
Railway was taken up for third reading and
Mr. Warmcastle moved for an indefinite
postponement and the motion was defeated.
The ordinance was then voted for and failed
for want of a legal majority, the vote being
18 to 5.
This meeting was held on account of the
summary adjournment by President Ford
on Monday, when the members failed to re
port at 2 o'clock, the legal hour for assem
bling. The members did not take the les
son to heart for it was 2:30 when a quorum
was secured yesterday.
Borrowed Bazor and Overcoat.
Richard Zink was committed to jail by
Alderman Toole yesterday to await a hear
ing to-day on a charge of larceny by bailee
preferred by Michael Snow. Snow alleges
that he gave Zink a razor to he sharpened
and that Zink came baok in a short time
and borrowed an overcoat to go over to the
West End. That was on November 22 and
he has not seen either of the articles since
and so brought snit
PAY EVERY TIME.
ii t um shii ifci i in i t i i awj ".hiti , ,- ,. - .
DISPATCH, r FRIDAT, DECEMBER " 2, 1892.
ALLEGHENY IN LINE.
The Mayor Bequests Councils
Pass a Balding Ordinance.
SEVEBE PENALTIES SUGGESTED.
Postponed on the Department
Chiefs' Tennre Measure.
CITIZENS DEMAND ALL CITT "WORK
The suppression of the social evil, now
agitating Pittsburg, was brought to the at
tention of Allegheny Common Council last
evening through a communication from
Mayor Kennedy requesting that an ordi
nance be passed similar to the one in opera
tion in Pittsburg, authorizing the poliae
officials to raid houses of a disorderly
character. President Parke asked for a
suspension of the rules, and read the fol
lowing communication from Mayor Ken
nedy: AtiioBEiT, Dec L
To the'TIonorable the Conmon Council or the City
Gehtxemet I respectfully request that at
your special meeting this evening the rules
he suspended to admit the presenting of an
ordinance to control houses of ill-fame and
Illicit liquor selling.
Pittsburg under her ordinance has closed
all houses of such character, and we musthe
In a position to prevent these people from
opening houses In our city. It will also give
us a chance to close up such bouses as may
now be here and thoroughly stop the gjde of
liquors without a license. Tours respect
fully, W. II. Kbumedt, Mayor.
Fixing Penalties for Disobedience.
The accompanying ordinance was read:
Section 1 Be it enacted, etc., that from
and after the passage of this ordinance all
houses of Ill-fame, all houses frequented by
persons for lewd and unchaste purposes, all
unlicensed dance honses, and all houses and
places where Intoxicating liquors are sold
without licenso or contrary to the laws of
this Commonwealth shall be deemed and
held to be disorderly houses, and the police
of said city are empowered to arrest every
keeper thcieor,and everyperson found there
in and to bring all such persons before the
Mayor or any police magistrate of said city
for examination and hearing, and each such
described person whom the Mayor or police
magistrate shall adjudge entity of maintain
ing such houses, or of visiting the same for
Improper purposes, shall he fined not less
than $5 nor more than $100 for each offense,
and in default of payment of Such fine and
costs shall be committed to the Allegheny
county workhouse for a period of not less
than 90 days.
Section 2 All fines collected, as aforesaid,
shall be accounted for by the Mayor or po
lice magistrate and paid to the City Treas
urer for use of the city of Allegheny.
The ordinance was read and referred to
the Committee on Public Safety.
When the ordinance increasing the terms
of the chiefs of departments to four years
was taken up Mr. Koehler moved to in
definitely postpone action.'
Mr. Rudolph thought the ordinance un
constitutional and that the special act of
1870, which did not give to Councils the
power of fixing the terms of officers, ap
plied to the matter.
Councils Conld Fix the Tenure.
. City Solicitor Elphinstone was called on
and said the gentleman was mistaken. The
second-class city charter act provided for
tbem and Councils could fix the term of of
fice. Mr. Gerwig opposed the motion to in
definitely nostpone. The ordinauce should
not be so summarily dealt with; all should
have a chance to express themselves and it
should lay over to the regular meeting.
The motion to postpone was lost. Mr.
Knox then offered an amendment to the
ordinance, making the term for which the
chiefs will be 'elected in January, 1893,
three years, and the terms .fitter that four
years. His reasons for this, he said, were
that now the chiefs are elected right in the
midst of the canvass of Councilmen for re
election. There would be an influence ex
erted by each over the other's election.
The amendment would change this and
have the chiefs elected in the middle of the
Mr. Gerwig favored the amendment.
There was no doubt, he said, ot the elec
tions of Chiefs and Councilmen close to
gether exerting its influence on both.
On a vote, however, the amendment was
lost by 13 ayes to 22 nays.
On motion of Mr. Dahlinger the ordi
nance was then laid over until the next
The ordinance to refund the assessments
paid by the School Street Chapel for the
grading and paving of School and Kilbuck
streets failed for the want of a legal major
ity. The vote was 20 ayes to 18 nays.
Willing to Tight the Case.
City Solicitor Elphinstone was granted
the floor, and said he wished some instruc
tions. He informed the Council of the
mandamus petitioned for by citizens of the
Twelfth ward to compel a reassessment of
the taxables in the ward and a reappor
tionment so as to give the ward two Com
mon Councilmen instead of one. The case
is to be argued December 10, and be wanted
to know if he would resist the petition. He
conld do so, as he thought the petition is
fatally defective, and that the court
will quash tit. The Twelfth ward
no doubt did not have a fair
apportionment, but he thought it impru
dent to open up the apportionment matter
at this time. It might involve all the
wards, as it would change the quotient.
Further,ifitisopencdforone ward all would
be entitled to it and there had been com
plaints from several wards. There may
have been an injustice to the Twelfth wa'd,
but he did not think it advisable to open up
the matter at this time, so near the begin
ning of another term, and it might reflect
On motion of Mr. Knox the City Solicitor
was instructed to oppose the petition.
Upon the call of wards a number ot
papers were presented and referred to the
proper committees. One petition wa as
follows: That the city of Allegheny shall
have a proviso in all ot its contracts or
awards for work to be done either by the
city or by contract through others for the
city, that none shall be employed to per
forin such contract or work except by citi
zens of the United States, and that prefer
ence shall be given to the citizens of Alle
gheny City over others. Among the signa
tures to the petition seven were written in
Disposing of Routine Business.
Ordinances regrading and repaying Basin
street and Ella street and for an act to
assess on abutting property the additional
cost when streets that have been paved are
repaved with a superior pavement, were
The following measures were passed
finally: Ordinances fixing rents for Carnegie
Hall, for sewers on Charles street, Wolf
alley, Sawmill alley, Magnolia street, La
mont street, North street, Hazel street;
grading, paving and curbing Kirkpatrick
avenue, Wolf alley, West Market street,
Roberts street, High street, Lamont street;
requiring connections to be made with
sewers; regulating the construction of sew
ers; naming O'Neil street, Eleventh ward;
prohibiting erection, etc., of barbed wire
fences; to lay water main from Howard
street station to Montgomery hill tank;
awarding contract lor regrading and repay
ing Cabinet street; to advertise foivbids for
a retaining wall at the Howard street pump
ing station; repealing ordinances opening
Bodgers street; changing the sidewalk line
on Hemlock street: authorizing the sale of
the iron fence around ' City ,Hall, and to
purchase a lot on Villa street.
Police Business In Allegheny.
The Allegheny Central station report for
the month of November shows the total num
ber of arrests to have been 808, workhouse
commitments, 38; jail commitments,. 19;
discharged. 60; sent to jail, for ball, 4;
entered bail for court. 3; paid fines 185:
amount receive froa fines, f 1,673 80.,
He Says He Never Beceived a Cent for His
Advocacy of the Keeley Care Denounc
ing an Anonymous Communication
Bluny Men Sign the Pledge.
The fact that Francis Murphy was to
speak at Lafayette Hall last night was the
means of attracting a very large crowd of
people to that place. The audience was
both large and appreciative, and Mr. Mur
phy on his appearance was tendered quite
an ovation. In his speech Mr. Murphy
emphatically denied that he had ever re
ceived a cent of money from Dr. Keeley or
anyone for advocating that cure. The
speaker had from his personal
experience as well as from his investiga
tions that drunkenness is a disease, and
should be treated as such. The speaker
was advocating temperance for the good
there is in it, and not for the money to be
derived, and as far as the Keeley cure was
concerned it was a cure for drunkenness,
and he intended to work .for it, as should
all good Christian people. Mr. Murphy
said that his investigation of the Keeley
cure was among some of the most
prominent men in the country, and he
learned not onlv from themselves, but from
their wives the good done. Mr. Murphy )
also spotce ot an anonymous communica
tion published in an afternoon paper which
attacked him and he denounced this as be
ing cowardly and unmanly. Following
this Mr. Murphy made one of his charac
Other addresses were made by Joseph L.
Hunter, Erasmus Wilson, Rev. B. F. Mont
gomery and J. M. Kelly. The last-named
speaker said that the Keeley Club was an
organization whose object was temperance,
and who worked for that cause and not for
money. He desired mill owners or others
desirous of having meetings held in their
mills or factories to calf on him or Mr.
Mnrphy and tbey would be accommodated.
A large number of pledge signers was ob
tained. Another meeting will be held to
night, and one on Sunday in Carnegie Hall,
YOU it rooms will not long he empty If
yon advertise them In THIS DISPATCH
WILL CHANGE TO COAL.
Gas Will Be Discarded and the Old Foci
Used In the Carnegie Mills.
The trouble between the Carnegie Steel
Company and the Philadelphia Gas Com
pany was reported yesterday to have been
settled, but Secretary Lovejoy would
neither affirm nor deny the report He said
that on account of the difficulty the com
pany's plants would discard gas and use
coal in the future. The change will not cause
much difficulty, as the works are so
arranged that it'will not take more than 48
hors to make the necessary arrangements.
ITejoid the plants would not be closed at all
and that things would run along smoothly
while the change was being made.
ACE0S3 THE CONTINENT.
A Southern Batlroad Official Traveling
With His Family In Style.
A. Tripp, of Charleston, S. C, General
Manager of the Columbia, Cincinnati and
Chicago Railroad, is a visitor in the city.
He came with his family in a special car
and will remain until this evening when he
leaves for Philadelphia. The party has
visited Cbattanoosa, Chicago and other
Western cities, the trip being one of
business and pleasure combined. Part of
Mr. Tripp's business is to 'personally meet
the bondholders of his company to secure
their approval of some contemplated im
provements. CUT HIS THBOAT.
John Mnrphy Says He Tried to Commit
Suicide When About to Sink.
John Murphy, aged about 65 years, cut
his throat yesterday morning at Central
station. When brought before the Magis
trate on a charge of drunkenness It was
noticed that he was very weak and a police
man saw blood on his coat collar. A hand
kerchief was wound around his neck. When
it was removed a ghastly wound was re
vealed. Murphy said he had done the deed
jnst as he was sinking under the waves. It
was found that he was suffering from
delirium tremens. He was taken to the
Homeopathic Hospital. His injury is not
Parson Davles Goes Tbxongh,
Parson Davies, the noted sport, passed
throngh the city on the limited last night
on his way home to Chicago. He had been
in New York to witness the Costello-Greg-gains
fight and wasn't much impressed by
it The exhibition encounter in Chicago
next week between Jackson and Choynski
is under the Parson's care and he expects it
to be a big financial success.
Heavy Immigrant Travel.
The immigrant season has reopened, and
for the first time since the cholera scare
trains pass through crowded with forefjners
from every land and clime. The B.&O. road
has been running special immigrant trains
for several days. Yesterday morning a
trainload came in, and 75 immigrants re
mained in this city.
At a meeting of the Brewers' Assoeiatf o n
of Alleghenv County, held at Pittsburg, De
cember 1, 1S92, it was resolved:
Whereas, It has pleased Divine Provi
dence to call from our midst our friend and
member. Damns Lutz; and
Whereas, We keenly feel the absense of
our assoolate from our meetings; therefore
Resolved. That we sincorelr condole with
the family of the deceased, and by this act
ure express tho deep sorrow which each and
all of his fellow members feel at his depart
Resolved, further, that this be entered on
our minutes and a copy thereof De sent to
the bereaved family; be it also
Itesolved, That we attend the interment
of our deceased fellow-member In a body.
T. F. Straus,
Attest: Jomr G. Waltber, Secretary.
Men's 814 and SIS Overcoats and Suits for
After our immense trade in overcoats and
suits during the past two weeks we have
left small quantities of different lots which
have been selling at $14 and $15. We make
It a point whenever a lot Is reduced to five
or six of a kind to sell them at less than half
the cost of manufacture. We have, there
fore, bunched all our small lots, placed
them in onr well-lighted basement, and you
can have your choice of any overcoat or
suit for $6 85. Remember, they all are gar
ments that sold for $14 and $15. Inquire for
the $5 85 bargains. P. C. C U, Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
Musical Christmas Gifts.
Washburn mandolins and guitars.
Klebera' specialty banjos.
Higham's celebrated cornets,
fine old violins.
Musical wrappers and cabinets.
100 styles of mandolins and guitar3 from
25 styles of banjos from $3 up.
Mermod's inusio boxes.
Vocal and Instrumental folios.
At 11. Klober & Bro.'s, 506 wood street
Pine Fancy Goods In Bewildering
Profusion impossible to enumerate come
and see them now open plainly marked at
moderate prices. We are satisfied you will
find something to please you. Come now
and avoid the rush later on.
Jos. Richbauj & Co., 48 Fifth avenue.
A wife who can handle a broom.
Brush down cobwebs and sweep the room)
That Is never oross to a poor old sinner.
But serves Marvin's bread ana smiles it
Secohd-haito pianos, "uprights" and
"squares." Some KOod-as new. Get one at a
bargain. Casb or payments.
Mkixor & Hosts, 77 Fifth avenue.
6haix In size,- great in results: Do .Witt's
Little Early Bisors. Best pill for constipation,
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aebested'a JOVENILE OANG.
Small Boys Charged With Systematic Bob
bery of Commission Honses.
Commission merchants of Liberty street
have been bothered for some months past
by some persons who have been regularly
stealing baskets of grapes, fruit and in fact
anything else they could manage to carry
off. The operations of these thieves were
brought to a sndden close yesterday by the
arrest of five boys on information of W. L
Mayer. The boys' names are James Gor
man, Frank Waskoski, Peter Ford, Peter
Knuff and CharleySwint It is alleged that
these five boys stole four caddies ot tobacco
from the front of Mr. Mayer's store
and afterward took them to Joseph
Lowtz, who bought them for
one-fourth their actual value. Lowitz was
arrested with the boys for securing stolen
goods. It appears that the boys have been
making a practice of disposing'of the fruit
and materials they stole, to Lowitz.
Low Hz claims that he thought the boys
had been given permission to dig for the
goods in the ruin of some fire as this was
the excuse thev always gave. Sometimes
they told Lowitz that they had been given'
a basket or two of fruit apiece for having
done their day's work so well.
Alderman McKenna gave the boys and
Lowitz a hearing and held them for court
in default of bail. Later in the day bail
was procured for Lowitz and Swint and
they were released.
LOOKING FOE MONET.
Wealthy Citizens to Be Asked to Contribute
to the Allegheny Park Fnnd.
The Allegheny Citizens' Park Committee
met in Mayor Kennedy's private office last
night to report progress on the park project
and discuss plans. Subscriptions to the
amount of 13,000 were reported, contrib
uted as follows: William Mullins, $1,000;
W. H. Singer, S1.000; Joshua Rhodes,
$1,000; W. and H. Walker, 52,000; J. D.
SImen, 51,000; D. T. Watson, 51,000; T. M.
Marshall. 51,000; T. M. Marshall. Jr., 51,
000; R. H. Gillilord, 51.000; J. B. Haines,
51,000; W. A. Stone, 51,000; James Hunter,
51,000, which, added to the 527,000 already
reported, makes the grand total now con
tributed to be 540,500.
A long list of names of persons who will
likely contribute liberally was prepared,
together with a circular letter, and those
selected will be called upon and the circu
lar handed to them by solicitors during the
coming week. It is expected that the con
tributions will amount to 5100,000 in a
Mayor Kennedy said last night that the
committee was satisfied with the progress
of the park project and with the contribu
tions as well.
A Fprtnne for Two Printers.
A stranger came to the city a few days
ago and began a search for two printers
named Smith. A valuable farm in the cen
tral part of Illinois is awaiting the two
printers. He has met all the Smiths that
nave any connection with a printing office,
but has failed to find the missing.
Atter a night with the boys
Yours for a clear head Bromo-Soltzer.
We offer this week ioo
pieces -of Wool Fancies,
Cheviots, Stripes, Plaids
and Mixtures, AT 50c
Ladies' Japanese .Silk
We bought the balance
of an importer's stock 50
' per cent under the regular
prices, ibout 300 diner
ent designs, scalloped
edges and handsomely em
broidered, in plain white
and delicate colors, on
sale now at 20c, 25c, 30c,
40c and 50c each.
COB. FIFTH IE AND MARKET ST.
Leading antl Largest
Jewelry and Art Stores.
A magnificent exhibition of new, rich,
rare and beautiful goods in every one of the
many great departments.
Gems of purest ray beautifully mounted
in the very latest effects.
In a thousand and one happy conceits
that you'll find nowhere else.
Plain or uniquo shapes in polished,
chased, engraved or jeweled cases.
Where are innumerable gifts of utility or
simply beautiful and ornamental.
BED KOOM Statuary, Vases. Cabinets.
DRESDEN BOOM Pottery and Bric-a-
, BLUE BOOM Eich and beautiful Cut
ONYX ROOM Clocks, Tables and
This invi'es every reader of this paper to
pay.an early visit If you are ready to buy
Hiaite your selections eariy, anu we
keep them for you.
E.' if. ROBERTS & SONS,
UtH Ave.- ml Martet HI
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jfc i ". C deS-tW . . L ,,.'.' . , tlWUHj.
Dry Goods House.
Friday, Dec. 3,139
PENN AVE. STORES,
For the Holidays.
Several .thousand yards,
fine Ribbons, bought ex
pressly for holiday trade,
and offered now at ex
tremely low prices.
No. 22 Satin Oros Grain Kibbons, all pun
silk, all shades, at 25c a yard.
Ho. 40 Satin Gros Grain Eibbons, all port
silk, all shades, at 35c a yard.
5-inch Satin Gros Grain Eibbons, all pnr
silk, all shades, at 50o and 60o a yard.
5-inch Taffeta Gros Grain Eibbons, all pura
silk, all shades, at 58o a yard.
Not 3 to 30,
JUST 1-2 PRICE.
GIFTS THAT DELIGHT THE HOTJSE
"WTFE. You are assured of getting tha
best your money will buy and a good,
reliable, wearable Linen, however llttlo
the price. "WE IMPORT DIEECT
EVEEY YABD OF OTJE LLNEtfa
Bleached Damask Sets, put up In neat
boxes a handsome cloth with 12 nap
kins to match at $2.75, ?3.E0, H and ?5
per set. A great variety ot select de
Finer qualities Bleached Damask Sets,
fringed and with open work, $3.50,
$4.50, $5.50, $7, $8.50 and $10 per set.
Finer to. finest qualities of Hemstitched
Bleached Damask Sets (all in boxes)
at $5.50, $6, $8, $10, $12.50 and up to
$40 per set.
A great variety of beautiful new patterns
in small Linens Napkins,- Doyleys,
Tray Covers, Lunch Cloths and Side,
Also exclusive new patterns In Stamped
Linens for working greatly in demand
for holiday presents in Tray Covers,
Carving Cloths, Doyleys, Scarfs and
Slats in all qualities of Linen,
Even the $1 print-covered Cotton-fiHed
Comfort is good the Cotton clean and
A new lot of cheese cloth covered Cotton
Comforts, very pratty patterns, at $2.50
But the most of the giving is In Down Cora)t
i forts, and our special preparations hava
been in these.
Sateen-covered Down-filled Comforts, $4.50
to-$13. 50 each.
Silk-covered Down-filled Comforts, $8.73
to $75 each.
Take early advantage of the large assort
rnents and low prices now prevailing.
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Greatest value for the money.
Prices that are a revelation of
wonder, as to the qualities.
Men's Black Velvet Slippers,
Men's Black Velvet Slippers,
75c, embroidered and chenille.
Men's Black and Brown Vel
vet Patent Leather and Imita
tion Alligator, trimmed, at $i.
Men's Black Beaver Cloth
Flannel Lined, at $i.oo.
Boys' Velvet Slippers, 500
Ladies' Velvet Slippers, 750
Ladies' Beaver Cloth Flan
nel Lined Slippers at 85c and
Gentlemen's Dancing Pumpa
at $1.50 and $2.00, Patent
Leather and Fine Dongola.
G. D. SIMEN'S,.
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENWV