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ators to compete in the extensive narketsot
the Northwest. Pittsburg coal can hold its
own with any in the country, and has main
tained its supremacv in markets where it
only had the length of a nose to stand on.
The canal would be the salvation of the
furnace business in this section. There is
no canal scheme before the people to-day
that promises such large earnings irom the
commerce to be handled. Enough could
be collected in tolls to pay the"
interest on the money and still save
the shippers of Pittsburg several mil
lions annually in freight rates. I
notice in reading over treight statistic re
ports that the rates are less in what is
known as the lake group, and as you go
away from the water East or West the cost
of transportation jumps up rapidly. The
resson lor the lower rates in Central United
State is due to the competition of the
lakes. This fact alone demonstrates that a
waterway would hold down the railroads."
TO PBOIECT THE PUBLIC.
Morris K. Mr ad Tells of Progress In Fitts
burs Klectrlc Service.
Morris K. Mead, Chief of the Electrical
Bureau, delivered a lecture on practical
electricity before the pupils of the Dn
quesne College yesterday afternoon. Mr.
Mead commenced his lectnre by telling of
the crude state of the electrical department
of Pittsburg 10 or 12 years ago.
At that time iron wires were used, which
quickly rusted by the action of the smoke.
Copper wires are used everywhere now.
The introduction of the Mclntyre sleeves
did away with the inconvenience of solder
ing. Hedescnbed the ingenious mechanism
of the fire alarm box and how they detect a
break in the current.
Part of Mr. Mead's duties is to see that
the trolley wires are not charged above a
certain voltage for the protection of the
public. The Cre risk is reduced to a mini
mum in this city, accerding to Mr. Mead,
compared to what it was some years ago.
At present there are 30 circuits. Formerly
there were only eight. Mr. Mead illus
trated his lectures by some very interest
ing diagrams, and had on exhibition a city
fire alarm box, an electric meter and sev
eral machines used by the electric car com
panies. ItO SYMPATHY FOB THE BOY.
Tonng Tagan Felt Abused "When His Father
Thrashed Him for Drinking.
Edward Tagan, 16 years of age, called at
the Allegheny police headquarters last
sight and told Assistant Superintendent
Glenn that his-father, who was well-to-do,
beat and abused him shamefully, and would
not allow him to go to school. He said
that he lived in the Tenth -ward, that his
mother was dead, and that he often had to
go for days without anything to eat. His
story excited the sympathy of Mr. Glenn,
and "fa e was about to give him the address of
Secretary Dorente, of the Anti-Cruelty
Society," but questioning the boy more
closely he learned that his father had, on
Tuesday evening, whipped the boy for get
"I haJ been down town with the boys,"
he explained, "and had only drank about a
0o7eu glasses of beer, and for doing that
father whipped me until I was black and
"That being the case," Mr. Glenn said,
"my advice to you is to go home and tell
your father to give you another good whip
ping." Young Fagan went home believing him
self a ery badly abused boy.
WILL BE HEABD IN COUET,
Eelated Assessment Appellants X.osIng
Their last Opportunity.
The taking of testimony in the triennial
assessment appeals will be closed on next
"Wednesday. Only a few appeals have not
been considered, and they chiefly because
the appellants hare neglected to attend to
their business. Such cases as are not
finished next Wednesday evening will go
to court without testimony on behalf of tne
M. A. Woodward's appeals were the
only ones considered yesterday, the com
missioner and attorneys putting in most of
the day waiting for witnesses who didn't
come. Mr. Woodward produced evidence
to show his lot 49x00 feet in the iightn
ward was asetsed too high at 12,000 and
got a reduction to 10,000. His residence at
Fifth and Aiken avenues is assessed at $140
a foot front. He admitted that was lower
than its value, but wauled the classification
changed irom foil to rural. The Court will
decide that point
TE0KAS PICKEBIKG DEAD.
The Well-Krown Furniture Dealer Passes
Away Alter One Tear's Illness.
Mr. Thomas Pickering died yesterday
morning at his residence, 255 Binwiddie
street, aged 51 years. Mr. Pickering was
one of Pittsburg's most prominent business
men, being founder and proprietor of the
large general furniture establishment run
ning under his name.
Mr. Pickering was born in Blackburn,
Lancashire, England, and came to this city
SO years ago with his wife. He was then a
skilled carpet weaver, and was soon en
abled to establish a business for himself.
Soon he was enabled to establish the lurni
tnre business that has prospered under his
management. He became ill with a drop
sical affection about one year ago, and went
South for his health, but to no avail. He
leaves a wife, two daughters and three
6ons: Mrs. It. McChesney, Miss Alice,
Moses P., Samuel and Thomas.
An Old Man's Wanderings.
Uriah Cros, aged about 77 years, was
found wandering aimlessly along the Alle
gheny river last night near the Smth.
street bridge. His mind seemed to be wan
dering and he could not tell where his
home was. A policeman was called and
learned that he was stopping with his
daughter. Mrs. Wyland, at No. 12 Scott
street. The policeman took him home, but
before he arrived there he was almost fam
ished with the cold.
Blood Ran From the Boy's Mouth.
Agent Fisher, of the Anti-Crnelty So
ciety, yesterday entered suit before Alder
man Burns against Mrs. Michael McNultv,
Beaver avenue, Allegheny, charging her
with cruelty to children. It is alleged by
Agent Fisher that Mrs. McNultv. who is in
the habit of getting drunk, assaulted her 12-year-old
son and beat him until the blood
ran from his month. Mrs. McNulty was ar
retted and held for a hearing.
WHEJ PEOPLE DESIEE
A good room they invariably read the To Let
Boom Columns of THE DISPATCH.
Taken Out or the Receiver's Hands.
The Hainsworth Steel Company was yes
terday taken out of the hands of a receiver
by an order from Judge Buffington. The
reorganized company will take charge at
once. When the receiver was appointed
last October the liabilities were $400,000.
The new company will include both' the
old firm and the creditors.
Result of a Fruit Dealers' Row.
William Maneese, an ex-Alderman of
this city, was before Alderman McPike
yesterday on a charge of assaulting Patrick
Muldoon. He gave bail for court. The
men are employed at different fish stands in
the market and on Monday last they got
into a row. Muldoon was fined for the
same trouble by Magistrate Gripp.
Do Ton Know This?
That Ram F. Sipo carries the largest as
sortment of diamonds in Pittsburg attlio
most moderate prices and on the easiest
terms: open every nlglit during December.
"Wholesale and retail. Cash or credit. Dis
patch building, corner Sinltnfleld and Sla
NOT AIM FOR IT,
The Mayor Will Not Seek the
Controllership hut May
Bespond to a Call.
HE STATES HIS POSITION.
Beinhaner and Mc Williams Formal
ly Accept Nominations.
ALLIANCE PLATFORM INDORSED.
Eenrj Watterson Talks About Cleveland's
IT WILL BE" JUST DEMOCRATIC ENOUGH
Mayor Gourley received a committee
from the Industrial Alliance in his office
last night who had come to formally notify
him that he was their nominee for City Con
troller. The committee consisted of Levi
J. Began, Thomas J. Conboy and Thomas
Edgar. Mr. Began as spokesman ot the
delegation told the Mayor the Alliance
realized the necessity of continuing him as
an officer of the municipal government,
and assured him it was the unanimous wish
of the independent citizens and members of
the Alliance that he should run on the Al
"Owing to the dissatisfaction throughout
the city regarding the present condition of
things," continued Mr. Began, "we pro
pose to have an organization in every ward
to help us along. "We propose to open up
headquarters and earnestly desire the busi
ness men to join with us in our effort to
provide a good, clean city."
Mayor Gourley's Plain Statement.
The Mayor promptly responded with a
statement of his views on how city affairs
should be administered.
"I thank yon, gentlemen," said he, "and
the organization yon represent for the
honor that has been conferred upon me by
the nomination for the office of Controller
of' the city of Pittsburg by the Industrial
Alliance. The Industrial Alliance is com
posed largely, I am informed, of the work
ingmen of this city men who earn
their bread by the sweat of their
brows. No citizens are more
deeply interested in good government
than the working people. No citizens are
more deeply interested in efficient and eco
nomical administration of public office than
the working men of our city. They con
tribute their full share to the maintenance
of the municipal government. Whether
they own property or not, they have their
full snare of the burden of taxation. They
constitute a very important part of our pop
ulation, have helped to build up our city,
have contributed to its prosperity, and are
interested in its well-being. I am in sym
pathy with the objects and aims of the In
dustrial Alliance as set forth in the plat
form of principles already published.
A Government for the People.
"I believe municipal governments should
at all times be administered in the interests
of the people. I am unalterably opposed to
that condition which makes it possible for
in lividuals to trample upon the rights of
the masses and manipulate the government
ot the city for their own selfish purposes.
I am in favor of any policy that will place
the interests of the people above and be
yond the interests of individual men. To
this end I have endeavored to work in the
position with which I have been honored
br the people ot this city. To this end I
will continue to work until I reach the end
of my official term.
"For future office I have neither ambi
tion nor desire. If it were possible to in
duce Mr. Morrow to become a candidate for
the office he has so long filled with so m.uch
credit to himself and so much satisfaction
to the people I should not, under any con
sideration, permit my name to be used in
connection with the office of Controller. I
have hoped all along that he would finally
decide to become a candidate, but his recent
utterances indicate a determination on his
part to retire from public office.
"The office of Controller is the most im
portant office in the municipal govern
ment, and, like you and the people wnom
you represent, I am anxious to see it occu
pied by a competent and courageous man.
I have no personal desire to fill it myself,
and could only be induced to become a
candidate in response to the call ot the
people to this city.
"Waiting on the Old Parries.
"The political parties have not yet made
their nominations. Should either or both
these organisations make nominations satis
factory to the people I should prefer not to
aspire to the office. In the event of my
candidacy I shall be clad to have the sup
port of the members of the organization
which yon represent. I shall be able to
determine definitely my course within the
next week and shall be glad if you will
give me that time for consideration."
The committee reported at once to the
General Executive Committee of the Alli
ance, then in session in the Bedford school
house on the Southside. The session was
behind closed doors, none but the 21 mem
bess being admitted, except Aldermnn
Beinhauer and Daniel Mc Williams, the Al
liance nominees for Mayor and City Treas
urer respectively. They made addresses
accepting the nomination, indorsing the
Alliance platform and offered suggestions
of a practical character'for the benefit of
The committee decided to open head
quarters in the business portion of the city
and wage a vigorous campaign until elec
tion day. Delegates from Glass Blowers'
Union 41 were present and assured the
committee the union would stick to the
ticket, contrary statements notwithstand
ing. A resolution was adopted deploring
statements made concerning Gree.i Glass
Blowers' Union No. 1, and expressing con
fidence in the support of that organization.
Finance and campaign committees were ap
pointed, and the meeting adjourned to meet
again next Thursday evening.
Collector Sillier Slakes Some Changes.
Collector Miller made the first change
among his subordinates yesterday. Harry
Armstrong was removed from the position
of cashii-r, Chief Deputy Pearce taking his
place. Mr. Mitchell, who has been acting
collector, becomes chief deputy. The
reason assigned for Armstrong's removal is
his lack of experience as compared with
either Pearce or Mitchell. Mr. Miller
gars no other changes are contemplated
toon. John X. Carson expects the appoint
ment as deputy at Freeport.
Holding Aloof From Politics.
General D. H. Hastings and bis wife reg
istered at the Duquesue yesterday. The
General lectured in Monongahela City
Tuesday evening, and was on his way home.
Mrs. Hastings was slightly indisposed, and
they remained over to rest for the day.
The General said he was paying strict at
tention to business these days and steering
clear ot -politics. At the proper time he
will make the light again for Governor.
Tho Amerlcus Club Election.
S. D. "Wanncastle has withdrawn from
the contest in the Amerlcus Club for the
Presidency. This leaves the fight between
Frank Torrence and "W. P. Bennett. Iter
are both Alleghenians and the contest will
be based entirely on their personal popu
larity. Mr. Warmeastle was considered an
WANTS NO POLITICAL PLACE.
Henry Watterson, tho Kentucky1 Editor
Has Become Reconciled to Mr. Cleve
land, but Don't TTantln His Cabinet
Says the Administration Will Be Demo
cratic Enough for Anyone.
Henry Watterson, the noted editor and
statesman, was at the Duquesne Hotel last
night He had been to Brookville where,
on-Tuesday night, he was billed to lecture.
No one attended the lecture and it was not
Colonel "Watterson is a delightful talker.
He is particularly brilliant at dinner, and
while he ate last night he talked in a glow
ing way of President Cleveland and the af
fairs of his administration.
"No. I will not be in Mr. Cleveland's
Cabinet," Colonel Watterson said. "I
could not afford to accept any public office.
I am too poor. If I wanted any office I
would not be required to leave Kentucky
to get it
"I have not the remotest idea of how
President Cleveland will arrange his Cabi
net I will not be in it It looks now as
though Mr. Whitney would not be in it,
and for all we know, Mr. Cleveland will
give the world a surprise about the make
up of his official family.
"I am content in the belief that Mr.
Cleveland and his administration will be
thoroughly Democratic. I did fight the in
coming President at the nomination, but I
am now satisfied that Mr. Cleveland will
come nearer being a Democrat thin year
than ever before. No one, I think, can
guess who will be chosen by Mr. Cleveland
to make up his Cabinet He will not give
us any information on that subject, and we
will just wait and see."
Democrats of the First Word Hold a Nomi
A. very large meeting of the Democrats of
the First ward was held last night in the
Duquesne schoolhouse for the purpose of
nominating ward officers. It was presided
over by George S. Fleming. The follow
ing nominations were made: Alderman,
a J. Toole; Constable, Peter Carr; Sohool
Directors, P. A. Eickards, E. K. Porter
and P. J. Coll: Assessor. Albert ConwelL
There was no opposition to these nomina
tions. The folio wing resolutions were adopted
by the meeting:
Whebeas, Through the revolt of the citi
zens of Pittsburg against the abuses and
misrule of the Bepubllcan party In our mu
nioipal affairs, there is now an opportunity
for the Democracy, If they select an honest,
honoiable and trustworthy man as their
candidate and overwhelmingly elect him to
the office of Mayor, and
Whereas, We, the Democrats of the First
ward, here assembled, consider our fellow
citizen, Bernard MeKenna, of the Fourth
ward, to posess the necessary qualifications
for tbe office, and, moreover, to be a con
sistent and thorough Democrat, therefore,
Resolved, That we heartily Indorse his
candidacy ana pledge to him our moral sup
port. THAT DENVER FAILURE.
The Orlando Bletcalf Embarrassment
Bather Blamed on His Son-ln-Law,
Will Eeed A Railroad and Electric
Light Plant largely Assisted Believed
to Be Temporary.
The telegraphic news of the failure of Or
lando Metcalf, of Denver, and a brother of
"William Metcalf, of the Pittsburg iron
firm of Miller, Metcalf & Parkin, was the
cause of general regret in business circles
here. Mr. Metcalf has been in Denver for
several years and was generally thought to
be one of the richest men in that district
Mr. MctcalPs son-in-law, "Will F. Beed,
who is alleged to have been the cause of the
failure through bad financiering, is well
known in Pittsburg. He Is a son of Dr.
Beed, late Superintendent of Dixmont In
sane Asylum, and married a daughter of
Orlando Metcalf about three years aga.
Mr. Metcalf vas a capitalist and through
his son-in-law, Beed, invested heavily
in several ventures that had won the praise
of Beed. Their heaviest venture was the
Mt Clair Electric Light Company, in
which Metcalf is said to have put fully
$500,000 at Beed's solicitation. This com
pany proved a total failure, with some
$152,000 of liabilities. Beed's personal
liabilities are placed at fully $136,000,
while Orlando Metcalf, the backer, failed
personallv for $112,610 60, while he claims
some total assets ot soz,02 nv. tie says
embarrassment is merely temporary,
and will soon come to Pittsburg to look
after some business interests he holds here.
Mr. Metcalf was one of the owners of the
Fort Pitt Foundry, and was interested in
the Verona Tool Works. Will Beed, the
son-in-law in question, is a brother of ex
Judge Beed, ot this city. The latter was
interviewed on the subject of the Denver
crash, and said he didn't believe it was due
to the electric light company, but to'a cer
tain project Mr. Metcalf had on hand
called the Elk Mountain Railroad, as they
bad been trying to market the bonds of
that road, which probably started the
crash. The road had been graded to coal
and marble lands, but no rails bad ever
KEEFIHG THE H0ESES WABM.
The Humane Society's Agitation Meeting
With Great Success.
At a meeting of the Humane Society yes
terday it was reported that since the resolu
tion was adopted urging all owners of
horses to provide blankets to be used during
the cold season, there has been a great
change and tbe wishes of the , society
are being very largely obeyed. The agents
were instructed to be very vigilant during
the cold and slippery season to see that
wagons are not overloaded and that the
horses are sharp shod, and also to see that
the whip is used less frequently in the fu
ture. The following donations were reported:
Spang, Chalfant & Co., $25; Boggs & Buhl,
$10; Mrs. Jane Holmes, $10; Dr. E. M.
Tindle, ?5; John Bindlev, $5; John Murphy,
$5; E. T. Lippert, $5; B. J. Wilson, $5; A.
and S. "Wilson, $5; Evans, Cunningham &
Jones, $5; B. Wolfe, Jr., $5; Samuel L.
Marshell, $5; Mrs. Alexander King, $5; C.
B. Charters, $2; T. L. McShane & Co., $2;
Mrs. S. S. C., $1; fine from Squire Madden,
$10; total, $110.
Just Drunk Enough, to Fight.
Lieutenant Duncan had a terrible fight
with a drunken maniac on Frankstown ave
nue last night During the melee with
the Lieutenant he tore that officer's coat
and kicked him several times in the stom
ach. It required three officers to take the
man to the box. At the station house a
struggle ensued before the fellow could be
placed in the cell The prisoner refused to
give bis name.
A Change of Agents.
Charles Appleby has resigned as Travel
ing Passenger Agent of the Santa Fe road
in this territory. He will be succeded by
James Boyle, lormerly emigrant agent be
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Com
pany Is the largest Importing hnnse In tne world
doing business directly with the consumer.
Don't fail to use their teas, coffees, baking
powder and spices. "Good Morning" eiven
away dnrlng Christmas woek at all our
The Great Atlantic and Paclflo Tea Com
pany Is the largest Importing honse In the -world
(loin easiness dtrectlv with the consumer.
Don't fail to use their teas, coffees, baking
powder and spices. '-Good Moraine" given
away during Christmas week at all our
THE. PZETSBUEQ- DISPATCH, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
BEYOND HIS CONTROL.
Duquesne Car Escapes From the
Motorman on Solio Hill.
BUSHING DOWN THE DESCENT
Overturned a Wagon, Then Crashed
into a Telegraph. Pole.
NOT A LIFE LOST BI THE ACCIDENT
A Duquesne car, freighted with human
lives, passed from the motorman's 6ontrol
yesterday on Soho Hill, rushing down the
descent at an awful rate. In its flight a
team and wagon were overturned and a tele
graph pole snapped in two as though it had
been a twig, yet not a life was lost
Motorman Kerrigan was coming down
THE CAB CRASHES
town yesterday afternoon between S and 6
o'clock with his car. There were over 40
passengers on board, and everything went
safely until Soho Hill was reached. Every
body knows how steep the descent is there,
and what a dangerous place it is when there
is snow on the tracks. The road was in
bad condition last night Kerrigan brought
bis car around the upper enrves just this
side of Craft avenue at a fast rate of speed.
As the car swung around pnto the straight
track he was horrified to see a man come
driving up in front of him just a short dis
tance below. He was driving a covered
wagon drawn by two mules and did not
seem to notice the fast approaching car.
The Driver Dumfounded.
As soon as Kerrigan saw the wagon in
front of him he reversed his power and put
on tbe brakes. The car glided over the rails
seemingly unmindful of these governing
Colliding Wiih a Telegraph Pole.
powers. He rang his gong and shouted to
the mule-driver. At last the man saw his
danger, but was so badly scared he was
powerless to act He dropped the reins and
commenced shouting at the top of his voice.
Kerrigan and the ill-fated car were then
about 30 feet away. The motorman saw
that he could do nothing to check the car
and jumped for his Hie. He alighted on
the bard cobble stones and rolled over sev
eral times, but was unhurt.
The car rushed on. Before Kerrigan was
on his feet there was a crash. The mules,
wagon and driver had been thrown over
onto the out track. "When the mules dis
covered their danger they commenced to
pull the wagon onto the opposite track.
The animals had succeeded in getting about
half of the vehicle from in front of the car
when the crash came. The pole of tbe
wagon was snapped otl by the blow and the
mules freed. The driver quickly made his
escape, but the wagon was dragged for
quite a distance.
Finally Demolished by a Telegraph Pole.
The car was checked a little by the drag
ging ot the vehicle and a greater number
of the passengers succeeded in escaping.
The obstacle was finally pushed from in
front ot the runaway and it shot down the
bill at an awful rate. A half dozen or
more passengers and the conductor were
still on board and they were terrified.
At St Agnes' Church a heavy iron wagon
obstructed the way. The car struck it,
throwing this new barrier completely over.
The runaway then jumped the track and
slid over the'cobblestones to the right At
the edge of the enrb stood a big telegraph
pole bearing 20 or 30 wires. The car hit it
squarely, snapping, the pole off close to the
ground. This last crash demolished the
front end of the car. The passengers were
badlv shaken up and some were bruised.
The wagon belonged to Campbell & ,
Davis, the East End delivery firm. The
mules were slightly injured. Motorman
Kerrigan'can give no reason for the acci
dent save that the track was too slippery
lor the wheels to catch.
SEE WAS AWAEDED $7,780.
Mrs. Mary Clow Carried Into Court to Tes
tify Against a Traction Company.
A verdict of $7,750 for the plaintiff was
given yesterday in the case of Mrs. Mary
Clow against the Pittsburg Traction Com
pany. Mrs. Clow was terribly injured J
while a passenger on a came car on tne de
The grip of the car caught in the vault at
the potter house, and tbe shock from the
sudden stop permanently injured her
spine. She hadto be carried into the court
room to testify.
The Passengers Escape Injury.
A Sharpsburg electrio car run Into a
"West Penn freight train Tuesday. The
car was badly wrecked, but no one was hurt
Tne accident cannot be explained.
Da. Jonx Coons, Jr. Ear, nose, throat and
chest diseases. .Office Wtstinauousa bntirt.
leg, Pittsburg, Fa. Honri U x. x, to 4 r. x l
A STAGE-STRUCK MAIDEN
Leaves Home Because Her Tonne Man
Can't Call on Her Wants to Go on the
Stage Arrested to Prevent Her leaving
With a Comic Opera Company.
A pretty, rosy-cheeked girl of 16 or 18,
with short cropped and curly yellow hair,
was taken in charge by the police yesterday
to prevent her running away with a comie
opera company now in the city. She was
neatly and jauntily atlired, and was in
company of a nobby-looking man con
nected with the troupe. When Detec
tive McTighe stepped up to her
and requested an interview, as she was
promenading along the street, she glanced
at his attire, and deciding it was not up to
the standard of her companion, passed
haughtily on. Then the little detective
became forcible. He told her who he was,
who she was and what be wanted. That
changed the situation. The supercilious
miss at once became meek and docile. Bid
ding her theatircal escort adieu she ac
companied the officer to City Hall and sub-
INTO A WA.GOX.
mitted to an interview with Superintendent
O'Mara, which ended by her being placed
in the matron's care at Central station.
A. "W. Greenwood, of 42 Cliff street,
called at headquarters yesterday morning
and reported that his wife's sister, an
orphan and a minor, had left home last
Sunday ana was preparing to run away
with the opera com'pany in defiance of her
sister's wishes: He said the girl was only
16, inclined to be wayward and decidedly
stage struck. Her name was Nora Hilt
Mr. Greenwood bad no idea where she had
been since Sunday, but believed she had
not been in dangerous company. He asked
that she be arrested and prevented from
leaving the city if possible. It was on the
description furnished- by him that she was
found bythe officer.
Last night she had practically recovered
from the shock of her arrest and surround
ings, and although her eyes were swollen
and red with weeping, she was still a pretty
girl. Her manner was rather saucy and she
declared she would not return to her sis
ter's home. Denying that she intended to
leave the city with the opera company, she
admitted a strong desire to go on the'stage,'
claimed to have considerable undeveloped
vocal talent, and declared that her leaving
home was all on account of a young man.
It was a young man she loved. She
wouldn't mention his name, but said he
was awful nice and there was no reason
why she should not receive his attentions,
because she was 18 and not 16 years old, as
her brother-in-law had alleged.
Begarding her whereabouts since leaving
home Sunday she said she had been stop
ping with a respectable young lady friend
oa Bedford avenue, but persistently refused
to divulge the young lady's name or resi
dence, saying she would "not subject her to
any annoyance. Bather than do this she
would go to Morganza or anywhere her sis
ter wished to send her.
"So you will insist on going on the
stage?" asked Superintendent O'Mara as he
was leaviug her.
"Certainly," was herreply, "if I can join
a good company. I intend 'to be a little
particular about that If I can't join a
first-class opera company I will try to find
something else to da In fact I have been
trying to get work in a store all this
Mr. O'Mara says he will turn the young
lady over to her relatives to-dav. He ad
mits she is rather a unique character to
deal with and hopes it will not be neces
sary to place her in the reform school.
For Prices Almost as Low as Plated Goods.
We have just receivod from Mappin Bros ,
London. England, a lull line of solid silver
ware. These goods should have been re
ceived a month aco, but, owing to some
oversight, were permitted to remain In the
custom house since November 15.
As all tnese goods must be sold before
Christmas we are forced to sacrifice them,
and, commencing this morning, we will
offer them at 23 per cent less than original
cost, leaving the duty and freight entirely
out of the question.
It should be remembered that Mappin
Bros.,-in acknowledgment of the superior
sterling silverware they mako, have been
honored by her Majesty, the Queen, with a
special warrant to bear the royal arms. Mr.
Morris Kanfmann, while In London last sum
mer, bouzht these goods with a special view
to lay before the lovers of solid silverware
the finest eoods ever brought to Pittsburg.
In order to avoid error, please ask to be
shown Mappin Bros.' sterling silverware.
Kautm akhb' Jewelry Department.
MUSICAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
At H. Kleber & Bro.'s.
Washburn mandolins and guitars.
Klebers' specialty banjos.
Higham's celebrated cornets.
Fine old violins.
Muslo wrappers and cabinets.
100 styles of guitars and mandolins from
25 styles of banjos from $3 up.
Mermod's music boxes.
Vocal and Instrumental foltos.
At H. Kleber & Bro.'s, 506 Wood f.treet
Store open every evening.
During Christmas week, as usual, we will
presenteach purchaser of tea, coffee, baking
powder and spice with a beautiful panel
entitled as above. Don't fail to get one. To
be hadatallthestoresofThe Great Atlantic
and Pacific Tea Co.,
31 Fifth avenue,
1073 Carson stieet,
131i Butler street,
6127 Penn avenne, East End,
1618 Penn avenue,
123 Filth avenue, McKeesport,
126 Federal street, Allegheny.
Bush & Gerts Hallett Cnmston Colby
Tie best pianos now made. Superior in
tone, touch, finish and durability. Elegant
assortment at X M. Hoffman & Co.'s, 537
Open evenings during the holidays.
Tbe Gift of a Ring
Will please anybody this Christmas, especi
ally If bought from our splendid variety of
Solitaire, All Diamonds,
Sunburst, Emeralds and Diamonds,
Marqnise, Rubles and Diamonds,
2-stone, in Pearls and Diamonds,
3-stone, Turquoise and Diamonds,
Cluster, eta, Opals and Diamonds,
and scores of otlKf designs and combina
tions. See tbem.
Store open every evening.
iiABOT a. uAns, i eweiers,
w anuinuua Itregs,
EYERY STRIKER FIRE
No Indication of tbe Miners Return
ing at tbe Reduced Bate.
iN unauthorized convention
Brings Out a Large Representation From
All BlTer l'oints.
TUB MEN NOT IIKELT TO CAUSE TKOUBTJi
About 40 representative striking miners
from the Monongahela river mines as
sembled at Monongahela City yesterday in
snswer to a call for a miners' convention.
There was a deal of discussion as to where
the call originated. The "members of the
old Executive Council ot tbe United
Mine Workers, which had so much
influence with the men, when the region
was thoroughly organized before, bnt which
is now disorganized and enjoys only a small
part of its former prestige, denied all
knowledge of it Tbey branded it as a
move on the part of the operators to break
up the strike. It was considered a a last
desperate effort to effect what a continued
strike of nearly six months had failed to do.
A Good Representation From the Mines.
Mr. Byers, who owned the hall in which
the convention was to be held, bad received
an anonymous communication asking for
the hall, but it was learned that it had been
Bent by Henry Hailey, of Koscoe. Tne
publicity given the convention called out a
good response from mines in all the pools.
Some ot the delegates represented two or
three pits, so that abont SO mines were
represented. It was the best represented
convention held among the river miners for
years. It did the lesst bosiness, however,
of any that was ever held, as the session
lasted less than halt an hour.
It was 10 o'clock before all the delegates
had reported. The meeting was called to
order by John Morgan, of Elizabeth. He
was elected by acclamation, ana was given
the place because of the prominent part he
has alwavs taken in all the labor troubles of
this region. There had been a good deal of
dissatisfaction at the convention having
been called at all, so that this question was
the first taken up. The men strongly de
nounced the action, and claimed that it had
been taken to weaken their cause.
Disapproved of the Convention.
An informal resolution was adopted to
the effect that the convention was neither
opportune nor necessary, and that it had
been designed by an enemy. A statement
will be made public denying all connection
with having called tbe convention.
Not the slightest disposition was shown
on the part of any of the delegates to re
turn at the reduced rate. The reports from
all the pools were tbe same. There was no
indication of a break at any point It was
decided unanimously to continue tbe strike
until their demands were granted. They
all reported as being willing to remain out
until next summer before accepting the
terms of the operators.
The strikers have been enabled to con
tinue the struggle successfully because of
so much work to be secured on all sides.
Some work part of the time in the railroad
mines. Others have gone elsewhere,
so that out of an estimated 9,000 miners
along the river a short time ago there are
not now more than 3,500 connected with
the river mines. "Within the past five
years the railroad trade has so increased
that it controls about half the coal trade.
The local demand has so increased that
many of the mines are kept busy during
the entire year.
Men Working at the Redaction.
The Cincinnati mine is said to have 15
men at work at the reduction. About 125
colored miners are in the Elkborn mine.
Jones' mine in the fourth pool is working
with the understanding that he will give
whatever is finally decided upon. The
mines in the upper part of the fourth pool
are said to be working at the 3-cent basts.
The coal mined here is for the local trade.
A, number ot other mines are said to have
from 6 to 18 men at work at the reduced
rate. But notwithstanding this tbe work
on the river is practically at a standstill,
and what work is being done is a feeble ex
cuse for running out coal for the lower
markets. The strikers say they will not in
terfere with imported men, as it will be
very difficult to fill the mines with new
men at the present tide.
No more meetings will likely be held, as
the miners, while they are not so well or
ganized as formerly, will not put them
selves under a leader, but prefer to do all
they can to keep the mine at which they
work idle and thus break the strike. No
serious trouble' is likely to occur at Elk
horn, though a number ot deputies have
been stationed there to prevent an out
break. It is reported that preparations are
being made to start up the Black Diamond
mines within a short time by imported
After yesterday's meeting many expressed
the opinion that the unauthorized conven
tion nad served a good purpose and that
they felt all the stronger from having
come together and found that all were of
Getvour tea, coffee, baking powder and
spices' at the stores or Tbe Great Atlantic
and Paclflo Tea Company. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Beautlfal souvenir during
Christmas week, entitled "Good Morning."
To be had at all our stores.
Surprising Beductlons In Ladles' Fine Shoe
The celebrated gilt-edge shoe dressing.
Regular prloe 25c Our price only 8c per
bottle. Ladies' genuine glyceroie shoe
dressing in slx-ounce bottles, liegularly
sold at 23c. Our pries only 7o per bottle.
Kaufmaxss' Shoe Depaetjcei.t.
ELEGANT XMAS GIFTS.
Opera Cloaks and Evening Wraps.
Latest novelties, $35 to $150, In our cloak
Open evenings this week.
JoaT Horse & Co., Penn avenue.
Just the Thing.
The stand lamps at Henry Terheyden's,
530 Smlthfleld street; now opened, and at
prioes which can't be beat, from $7 50 to
iS 00. Come early and secure one.
Open every evening.
Open at Night
W. S. Bell & Co., 31 Wood street, have a
splendid assortment of kodaks, premier
cameras, photographs, etchings, etc., suit
able for holiday gilts. Store open evenings.
An endless variety, elegantly and stroncly
bound with leather, pltuh and wood backs.
Open every evening.
J. R. Welpin & Co ,
129-431 Wood street
Dnring Christmas week at all the stores of
the Great Atlantic and Paclflo Tua, Com
A lot of flnebncklo arctics for men
ulur price $2 25. Our price oui v aac.
Oiukutai. and Turkish Hug Bazaar.
Lautekblaqeb, Dihu & Yotnro.
68 and 60 feixth street, second floor. En
trance on. Liberty street.
Dawm's Little Early Risers. Nog.riplng
no pain, no nausea: easy pill to take.
Dnring Christmas week at all the stores of
The Great Atlantio and Paoiflo Tea Com
See the finest and best fitting kid gloves
In tbe market at James H. Aiken & Ca's, 100
StitD for catalogue and price list ot all
kinds of wines, liquors and cordials to Max
Klein, Allegheny, P.
i CAEIHQ FOB THE SI CK.
The Hospital Saturday and Sunday Associa
tion Issues an Appeal.
The Hospital Saturday and Sunday Asso
ciation has issued an appeal to the publio
for contributions, in which it calls atten
tion to the hospital Sunday collection which
is taken up in the churches on the last
Sunday of tbe year. The hospitals receiv
ing aid from the association are the Homeo
pathic, Allegheny General, West Penn and
Southside. Last year the contributions
from the churches amounted to $2,810 80,
an Increasx of $1,177 53 over those or 189L
During the past year the associated hos
pitals cared for 3,694 patients, besides oper
ating upon or giving medical aid to 10,521
According to the reports from the hos
pitals the total expenses for this work
during the year were $110,356 25. To cover
this outlay there was an income from other
sources amounting to $29,000, leaving tbe
sum of $81,356 02 to be raised from the
benevolent public The Hospital Saturday
and Sunday collection has been a means of
giving great Impetus to the free hospital
service of tbe city, which since the incep
tion of this movement (now about three
years ago), has practically doubled, but the
service yet fails to meet the city's needs,
especially for the sick and incurable cases.
The jfide'lity Title and Trust Company is
the treasurer ot the mission.
Going to California.
General Bosecrans, his son-in-law, Gov
ernor Joseph Toole, of Montana, and Mrs.
Toole were passengers on the limited last
evening for Passadena, CaL The aged
General has been very ill, and his friends
hope that the genial climate of tbe Pacific
slope will benefit him. He has so far re
covered as to be able to walk for a short
The Panhandle's New Branch
Anew branch of the Panhandle railroad
has been completed between McDonald and
Bridgeville and is now open for travel. It
is seven miles long and opens up some very
desirable coal country.
Fob that "out o' sorM feellns"
Take Bromo-Seltzer 10c a bottle.
BIBER & EAST0N.
ASSORTMENT VERY LARGE.
LOWEST GASH PRICES.
MANY AT AN ACTUAL
Black and "White
Coney, Black and Sil
ver Hare, Opossum,
Lynx, Monkey, Astra
chan, Persian Lamb,
Beaver, Fox, Angora,
Jn Silk, Linen, Cam
broidered, Crepe, etc.
See our extra values
at 12Mc, 15c, 18c, 20c,
HOSIERY for Men,
"Women and Children
in low, medium and
finest grades Silk,
Merino, Lisle Thread,
In fine Leather Goods
see what choice things
we offsr at 25c, 50c, $1
All the latest ideas
in Shopping Bags,
Satchels, Purses, Pock
etbooks, etc., at low,
medium and fine
Our Cloak and Suit Department has now
been placed on a STOCK-TAKING BASIS
as to prices.
Pine Pur-trimmed Garments.
Bich Imported "Wraps.
Misses' and Children's Garments.
Tailor-made Jackets, etc.
Each one a real bargain.
BIBER & EAST0N,
t05 AND 507 MARKET STL
N. B. Stores open evervnight this week.
THE MOST ATTRACTIVE SHOW
WINDOWS IN THE CITY
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
You can find nothing that will
make a more useful or handsome
Christmas present than one of our
We have the only complete line
West of Netr York City in our new
department, opened a few weeks
since. Every weave made, and all
latest colorings. Prices from cheap
est to finest made.
FUR RUGS. '
This department is so well known
to our customers that it js only neces
sary to say all grades can be found.
BBING THE CHILDREN TO SEE OUB
WINDOWS THIS WEEK.
Examine our prices and goods.
J. KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
543 SmitMeldSt., Pittsburg, Pa.
Engravers, Vrtnters, Stationers,
Law Blank Publishers,
710 Urant street nndss sixta avenne.
The Leading Prrrsscao, Pjl,
Dry Goods Honse. Thursday, Sec. 23, 1392,
JOS, HQBNE k COS
PENN AVE, STORES,
Are still far in the lead of every
thing else in popular favor as
practical Christmas presents. In
Wool Dress Patterns and Silk
Dress Patterns we have sold
thousands and we expect thera
to go just as fast up to g o'clock
Wool Dress Patterns:
In Cords and Fancy Stripes;
Fancy Imported Cheviots;
Fancy Herringbone Stripes;
Plain Cheviots and Tricots;
Imported Camel's Hair Stripes;
English Stripes and Checks;
Fine French Cheviots;
Cashmeres and Broadcloths,
$1.50 to $5.00
Black Silk Patterns:
In Gros Grain,
Crepe da Chene,
Prices $10, $12, $15 and Upward
There were never so many elegant high;
class Black Silk Dress Patterns Doaght any
past Christmas season. Nothing Hand
somer for a sift.
Colored Silk Patterns
Begin with, those beantifnl bargain
Printed India Silks at S6.00 a pattern
that are worth almost double this price.
Are not far behind. "We have made very
sharp reductions throughout our entire
Shawl stock and the presect prices are the
lowest ever before named.
Good Shonlder Shawls, including Scotch
and fancy styles, $1 to 52.75.
Fancy Shawls, square and long, including
Scotch, Middlesex, Camel's Hairs and
Beversible Beaver Shawls at all prices
Cream white Chudda Shawls at all prices
from $2.50 to Z3.30.
Bichly Embroidered Crsam "White Japan
ese Silk Shawls 5 to $75.
And Elegant Boyal India Decca and Valley
Cashmere Shawls from $50 to $300 each.
Men's Smoking Jackets:
"We are selling our entire line of Faney
English Cloth Jackets, choice selected
styles, at from two to five dollars below
the original prices, viz.:
Present Prices, $5 to $12.
Former Prices, $7 to $18.
Big variety yet to select from.
Plain Cloth Smoking Jackets, with
quilted satin cnSs, pockets and lapels;
choice patterns and colors, prices from
$8 to $30. Brocaded English Oiottt
Jackets from $12 to $35.
Fonr big Handkerchief counters to ac
commodate the great Christmas rush. All
of tbem stocked completely with the most
beautifnl Plain, Hemstitched, Embroidered
and Initial Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs.
Elegant real lace Handkerchiefs np to
HOSIEEY AND GLOVES are Important
departments at Christmas times. Silk
Hosiery for men, women and children,
and good, warm wool hosiery, too, at
low prices. Fine Kid Gloves for men
and women in all the best makes, in
the latest shades and styles. As gifts
they are sure to please.
FTJB-TBIMMED JACKETS at just half
price. All sizes and lengths yet, in all
the Black, Blue and Colored Cloths,
with all the different fine far trimming.
Prices from $4.50 np and every garment
exactly half price.
Table Linens: '
Snowy Linens, every style seleeted for
beauty and the qualities guaranteed.
They are right in the thick of the Christ
mas buying. Prices of sets (cloth and 13
rfaptlns), $2.75 to $42 each.
Bknkets and Comforts:
The cold snap has put new life in the
warm winter bedding baying and lots of
people we know will be surprised with
handsome, substantial remembrances on
Christmas morning. Special low prices
in both Blankets and Comforts.
JOS. HORNE & CO.,
609-621 Penn Avenue.
-A MaMBMi "