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tuntr which be will ask for some
Jlr. Cumminzs is one of those old-fash- !
loned politicians who like to associate with
men who know when they have got esongh.
Njle is really convinced that when a gentle
man is elected to the Presidency he would
be content with that, and not pine to change
the flow of the tides, the revolutions
of the earth, etc. He is rejoice'd, there
fore, that his friend JIurphy is in a posi
tion which is equivalent to his election, and
that Mr. Cleveland will thus be given a
gentle hint to attend to the business which
is legitimately that of his office, and not
burn his finzers by thrusting them into the
fire on the political hearth of other fellows.
An Early Extra Session Probable.
It is reported here to-day that one of the
results ot the pleasant little visit of Speaker
Crisp to President-elect Cleveland yester
day was a virtual agreement of ths latter
cot to look unfavorably on an early extra
session of Congress, provided it be a short
one and devoted merely to preliminaries for
work upon the tariff and finance problems.
Speaker Crisp is much more solicitous for
an extra session in March or April than he
is for the support of 3Ir. Cleveland or ior
the prevention of his antagonism. It only
needs the Murphy incident in Xew York
to prove to others than Mr. Crisp who are
ambitious to succeed to the Speakership
hat Presidental interference in questions
o be settled bv Legislatures or by Con
gresses is not acceptable to the mass, and is
more likely to do good than harm to the
persons against whom it is directed.
Speaker Crisp wants to get the question
of his re-election out of the way. He has a
larse majority of the new Congress now
within his grap, but lie fears that if the
election is deterred many of that present
majority may go astray after stranse gods
before the meeting next autumn or winter.
The opposition would have opportunity to
nork'iu concealment, combinations could
be made in a leisurely way, and there
there would be no guessing what might be
ccomplished. It is said by Mr. Crisp's
inends that they have positive information
that 3ir. Cleveland will not oppose the
inucn-desired early session if it be devoted
merely to organization and preparation lor
summer committee work, and that he will
from this time in no way identify himself
with the Speakership contest.
Illinois Solid for Morrison.
One of the most interesting incidents in
connection with the prospective Cabinet is
that which has made Illinois snhd for
farmer Morrison ior a Cabinet position.
The antagonism of the Morrison and Palmer
tactions is ot national notoriety. 1'almer
defeated what will probably be Morrison's
last chance to enter the Senate. Morrison's
Congressional district became doubtlul, and
he could no longer count on a seat in the
House. His place on a comfortable shelf
in the Inter-State Commerce Commission
seemed the only spot left for him. It is a
snug place, paying 57,500 a yearj which is
within 5500 of the pay of a Cabinet officer.
Moreover, the latter, unlike the other, is
compelled to go into expensive "'societ v."
He must perforce "entertain" and be "en
tertained." MGrnson is an old-fashioned fellow, on
whom a spike-tail coat and decollette vest
look as it they would like to get away in a
dark corner. He is not a diner-out, and
pott-prandial oratory on all sorts of serious
subjects seems to him about as appropriate
esaanely hall aria would at a funeral.
But Morrison takes life seriously, and,
though poor, is ambitious to bold a position
where he can impress his ideas of reform
on his fellow men. He thinks a creature
possessed of ideas is not in great demand
on the Inter-State Commerce Commission,
and so his emotions carry him in the di
rection of the Cabinet as the only place lor
irhich he could induce his thriltr, but not
.sordid soul to abandon his present office.
Palmer's Quiet Way or Getting Even.
Senator Palmer, one of the dearest old
fellows in the world, and not a bit mean
toward anybody who does not stand in the
path leading to his own preferment, having
demolished Morrison for anything which
he did not want him to have, now wheels
with a magnificent movement to Morrison's
support tor a Cabinet office, and behold, all
Illinois rallies to his aid without a dissent
ing whisper. Somesay lhatPalmer is more
cruel tlir.n he seems to be, and that he an
nounces his ardent admiration and support
of Farmer Morrison merely to enjoy the
defeat which he feels is sure to come.
Palmer has always believed that Jlrr
rison was taken at his own valuation and
that that aluation was much too high.
Being a mighty man himself, in the matter
of brains, he is anxious that Morrison
should be found out, and so thrusts him
forward when he feels that he will suffer
the discomfiture and humiliation of having
vainly sought an office which, ot all others,
should seek the person who fills it, as it is
net given through pressure of a constit
uency or through influential recommenda
tions, but as a mark of confidence and trust
Jrom the President.
LAY OUT ALL S1GS.Z
Samael Tryco So Badly Frozen That lie
Samuel Trvce, aged 32 years, was found
in a cellar on the outskirts of the Southside
Testerday mornins by some boys in an un
conscious condition and terribly frozen.
They were coasting,and passing an old house
wereatttacted by groans. On making an
investigation Tryce was found uuconcious
and rolling on the frozen ground in terrible
agony. Some men were notified and the
unfortunate man was removed to the South
side Hospital in the patrol wagon.
His clothes and shoes had to be cat in
pieces as they were frozen to his body.
His face, hands, feet and legs were so
badly frozen that they will have to be ani-
S Mated, though the doctors despair of his
fe. Some ot his fingers and tos dropped
oft, they were so badly frost-bitten. His
lace and hands were so badly lacerated it is
thought that they were gnawed by rats
iorin? the liishi.
2vo one knows how long he had been
laying in the cellar, as he disappeared last
Slosday and had not been sten since. He
JoriBcrly lived at McKeesport, but bad
leec employed at the National Tube Works
tor soaie time. AVhen he left his home
Mwiday he was demented. The doctors say
is cannot recover.
EANDSOKE MEW YEAE'S GIFE.
terkeepers or the Monongahela IIouso
'1 Get the Profits for the Day.
'-w Year's gift of the Monongahela
' barkeepers this season will be
lie bar for the day. Eddie
"ne has hid the date,
ry ""d in a prominent
' if he meant
"- ' '' 'be bar
! . , , nrge
lave fts tak1
met nronth 'I he
Milt u tor ne
mm. ttwe were 33
Mrs. Susan Wilson Dies Mys
- terionsly at Her Home
' on Fourth Ayenne.
SHE MAY HAVE SUICIDED.
A Partly Filled Bottle of Chloroform
Found in Her Room.
LEAVES A LETTER TO BEE CLEEK.
It States tthat Disposition Is to Be Made of
HER HUSBAND A PEOHDffiKT JEWELER
Mrs. Susan A. "Wilson was found dead in
btd yesterday morning at 61 Fourth avenue.
The circumstances all point to suicide. A
bottle partly filled with chloroform and a
note disposing of her property are the
only evidences that she took her own life.
Mrs. Wilson was the wife of William
Wilson, the Fourth avenue jeweler. He is
one of tbe old-time jewelers ol Pittsburg,
and the family is well known. For a num
ber of years Mrs. Wilson has had superin
tended the business. They lived in the
same building their store was in. Mrs.
Wilson has been in poor health for some
time and has had considerable trouble. She
was able to attend to her business part of
the time, but this was left practically in the
hands of the confidential clerk, Miss Lillian
ronnd Her Dead In Bed.
Yesterday morning Mr. Wilson got up
and swept out tbe store. He then went
back to the sleeping apartment to awaken
his wife. In this he was unsuccessful.
Fearing something was wrong Dr. S. C
Milligan was sent for. Dr. Mercur was af
terwards called in. It was finally discov
ered the woman was dead. Coroner Mc
Dowell and Clerk H. Grant Miller made a
partial investigation of the death.
A note was found in the woman's bed
room. It was addressed to Miss Lillian
EusselL It briefly told where, if the writer
was dead on Friday morning, Miss Russell
could find the keys to the safe. There was
also a letter with it which partly told of the
disposition of her property. It is known
that Miss Bussell was cared for
by her employer but aside from
that Mrs. Wilson did not mention
whom the balance of her property would be
given to. The keys of the store were to be
turned over to Attorney A. W. DufE He
is given the power to administer. Mrs.
Wilson also asked that she be buried be
side her mother, and that the remains be
removed to Miss Busseli's home, 44 Taylor
avenue. There was nothing said in the
letter, so far as known, concerning Mr.
A Bottle of Chloroform Found.
On the same table where the note was
found was a bottle. The label had oeen
torn ofi it, but it is supposed to have con
tained either chloroform or ether. The
bottle and letter will be produced at the
inquest to-day. Mrs. Wilson's funeral will
take place from Miss Russell's home to
Some time ago Mrs. Wilson's adopted
daughter died. It is supposed that she
worried about this a great deal as she
thought the world of the girL She had been
gloomy for several days, but none of her
Inends thought she would attempt her life.
A Dispatch reporter called at Wilson's
yesterdav afternoon, but Mr. Wilson re
fused to be seen. Some of the friends who
were there insisted that Mrs. Wilson
bad died of heart disease, but did not care
to talk about the death.
Wilson's store is the one which was
robbed about one year ago. The door was
fastened so it could not be opued from the
inside and then the robber broke the win
dow and took out a tray of diamonds valued
at f l',50a
DECLINES TO BUN AGAIN.
Corry Republicans Askaiayor Lambln to
Kccail a Letter of Declination.
Mayor J. M. Lambing, of Corry, regis
tered at the Seventh Avenue Hotel yester
day. Mr. Lambing is one of the mos pop
ular men in his town, and the Republicans
intend to renominate him lor Mayor in
spite of his letter of declination. The
Mayor has written an open letter stat
ing that he would not accept the nomi
nation again. He is a busy man,
and claims he hasn't the time to
look after the affairs of the town. A few
days ago a citizens' committee met and
asked him to reconsider, but he has not
given an answer. If Mr. Lambing should
consent to run he will be indorsed by the
Republicans and Democrats.
Toe town is divided into two factions, the
advocates and opponents of sewer improve
ment"!. About a year ago the anti-sewer
people went into the courts . and stopped
the work of construction. Mavor Lam
bing's aim has been to have the sewer built
and last weckagane of men resumed opera
tions. Sow the Mayor is satisfied and
wants to quit The sewer opponents have
nominated L. Hammond. If Mr. Lamping
persists in refusing to run, the chances are
that Corrv will have a three-cornered fisht
THE CARS RAN TOGETHER.
Two 3Ien Fatally and Four Badly Hurt at
the Edith Furnace Yesterday.
By a number of freight cars running into
a side-tracked train, on which were a num
ber of laborers unloading metal, at the
Edith Furnace yesterday, six men were in
jured, two of them being probably fatally
nurt. The cars broke away and could not
be controlled. The crash came before the
men could jump for safety. They were
thrown under the wheels and on the tracks.
James O'Brien and George Simco were
dragged under the wheels for some distance.
O'Brien had his spine injured aud was ter
ribly cut and bruised. Simco had a leg
aimosi severea oj me wneels and was in
jured internally. Both were taken to the
Allegheny Geiteral Hospital, and can
hardly recover. The other four were re
moved to their homes, but none of them
were dangerously hurt. They were so
badiy shaken up as to be unable to work
Her Idantity Still Unknown.
Mrs. "Dick" Wilbert has been released
from the Homeopathic-Hospital. She was
the young woman who was found in a fit on
Ninth street several weeks ago. She said
she was Mrs. "Wilbert, but this is not
thought to be her name.
liohe the Jndge Again.
Henry Harte, of Chartiers, -was sent to
jail yesterday by Alderman Rohe for sell
ing, liquor on Sunday. McClure, of the
Law aud Order Society, brought the suit.
Harte was fined $300 and could not pay it
rif tv Tears a Lawyer.
John J. Mitchell, Esq., yesterday cele
brated the fiftieth anniversary of his admis
sion to the Allegheny county bar. He is
the oldest from date of practice of any law-
yer in the county.
PLAYING OLD DIOGENES.
The Allegheny Reformers Look Into the
Character and Fitness of Councllmanlo
Candidates The Records of All Beady
to Be exhibited.
The Allegheny Reform Association last
night issued an address to the people on
the subject of the coming municipal elec
tions. The address is appended:
Tbe present election for Councilman In
this city presents a most critical juncture in
our municipal history. Bonds are to ho
lssned to raise large Bums of money for pub
lic improvements and the disposition of the
entire proceods of tholr sale is bylaw en
trusted to Councils. If incompetent and
dishonest persons aro fleeted to that body
these monej a will not only be misspent or
dissipated, but we are in danger of being
made liable as a city for a larger and
more onerous debt. Only the exercise
of the greatest vigilance and providence
can save us from tho danzer that thus con
irontsus. It is the natural outcome of in
competent financial management that siren
a Iar-e sum w herewith to bulla and im
prove, the bounds of prudence should be
overstepped and the city Involved In a lan?e
additional debt before the citizens can In
terpose to prevent it.
In view of this danger all good ottlzens
should consider well the claims of every new
candidate, and carelully scrutinize the
lecord of every candidate for re-election to
Councils before voting. Every taxpayer's
Interest is at stake, whether he be un owner
or renter. Jt every voter diligently inquiie
who are the fittest persons to reDiesent them
in Councils-, and by an intelligent exercise
oi the franchise redeem our municipal affairs
Irom the corrupt control of rmgsters. This
can readily bo accomplished and will result
in the election of capable representatives to
Council-, if our good citizens will be warned
in time and tate part in tbe primaries and
election. In order to assist in determining
tile standing of candidates and to give
every voter an opportunity to know their
qualifications, the Reform Association at
urcat expense oi time, trouble and money,
h.is caused records to be examined, pledges
no given ana evidence to do vol
lected bearing on tbe question of
what candidates are best fitted for
tile positions. This work has
been done solely with a view to serve the
public Interest, by capable citizens of rec
ognized standing and probity, not them
selves seeking office, emolument or power,
and is entitled to great Veisht In making up
the verdict at tlio polls, and no voter who
ishes to vote in favor or honesty and com
petency in city government should fall to
inform himself what candidates have been
recomemnded by the association. Such in
formation can be obtained by any citizen by
application at the rooms of the association
or from any member of the association
campaign committee of each ward.
CANDIDATES PLEDGE THEMSELVES.
The Citizens of the Seventh Ward In Alle
gheny Discuss the Baker Ballot
The Citizens of tbe Seventh ward, Alle
gheny, met last night to hear tbe report of
tbe committee appointed on Wednesday
evening to consult the Connty Com
missioners regarding the manner in
which the suggested candidates should
proceed in order to have their names
printed on the Baker ballot at the coming
February election. Philip Peifer, Chair
man of the committee, reported that the
commissioners had advised them that a
petition signed by 3 per cent of the voters
of the ward or precinct was all that was
necessary except that more than one candi
date for Council could not secure the name
of a certain signer of his petition.
A resolution was passed that candidates
suggested at the last meeting pledge them
selves not to allow their names to be placed
on either a Republican or a Democratic
ticket that might be nominated before the
ballots are printed, and each candidate
pledged himself that he would conform with
Charles Myers and Philtp Peifer got into
a lively talk over 2.50 in connection with
the last election and caused some amuse
meat to those present.
WISE OKES STILL GUESSING.
The Local Politicians Naming the Prob
able Candidate for Mayor.
The local politicians spent yesterday, as
they have spent all the days for two weeks,
speculating on the probable Republican
candidate for Mayor. It was reported yes
terday that Police Magistrate Gripp wonld
probably be a candidate for the office.
Many of the best posted, however, contend
that the leaders have induced Major Mon
tooth to accept the nomination.
Senator Flinn said yesterday that Mayor
Gourley would be entirely acceptable to
the Republicans as a candidate for Con
troller and that Major Denniston would
have no opposition for Treasurer.
A Ticket for the Twenty-Sixth Ward.
The Twenty-sixth ward Republicans held
their suggestion meeting last night and
named the following ward ticket: School
Directors, Leonard Hahn and John Ru
dolph; Constable, H. B. Lindner; Assessor,
Charles Miller. The fight in this ward for
School Director will be pretty lively. It
is understood that Robert Blaze, who was
defeated in the recent election contest for
School Director, will be an independent
Allegheny Democratic Candidates.
Judge James Brediu presided at the sug
gestion meeting of the Fourth ward Demo
crats iu Allegheny last night H. C
Broedel, independent candidate for Select
Council, was indorsed. George A. Koehler
and J. T. Folder were chosen for Common
Council. Jacob Huddcll and William
Freybogel were indorsed for school directors
lor the three year term and John W. Rob
inson for the one year term.
Toting Politicians Entertain.
The Conkling Club, of the Southside,
held its first entertainment and reception
in New Turner Hall last night The hall
was crowded and a number were turned
away. An excellent varied programme pre
ceded the dancing, the latter being the
chief amusement The affair was a big suc
cess and managed in a way that reflected
credit on the organization.
Sixth Ward Democrats Suggest
The Sixth ward Democrats last night
nominated Dr. W. F. Barclay and Patrick
Gallagher or School Directors, L. H. Mc
Caffrey for ward assessor and John T.
Sewell for constable.
IN A RECEIVER'S HANDS.
The mercantile Trust Company Assumes
Charge of Salon's Affairs.
The Mercantile Trust Company is acting
as receiver for the Order of Solon. It has
taken full charge of tbe order and is trans
acting all its business. Solon's officers are
in charge at the office. President Folsom
yesterday issned a circular to the members.
It tells just what condition the order is in.
It also says that relief fund warrants,
granted prior to the issuing of the court's
injunction, will be cashed through the
Mercantile Trust Company.
Both Getting Better.
Mayor Gourley's condition yesterday was
much improved. Dr. Nelson, the attend
ing physician, says his patient will recover.
No visitors. J. P. Andrews, Superinten
dent ol the Bureau of Highwavs and
Sewers, who has also been suffering with
pneumonia, was also much improved vester
day. Footpads Beld for Court
Edward Courtney, George Finney and
Henry Henzay, charged with assaulting.and
robbing Captain Dalgleish on Wiley ave
nue Wednesday night, were yesterday sent
to jail for court by Police Magistrate Gripp.
Captain Dalgleish appeared against his as
sailants. No More Informations Made.
Alderman McMasters denies any more
informations have been made against Home-
I stead poisoners. Detectives are at work
and more arrests will follow soon.
TWO OLD LAWMAKERS.
George V. Lawrence and Uncle John
Cessna Will He at Harrisbnrg.
POLITICAL RECORD OP A FAMILY.
Bill to Stop rayment of Katuralization
Fees to Get Totea
HIANATES FROM WASHINGTON C0DNTT
Some old familiar faces will reappear in
the Legislative halls at Harrisburg this
winter. Among the veterans in the House
none will be more conspicuons than Uncle
John Cessna, of Bedford, and George Y.
Lawrence, of Monongahela City. Mr.
Lawrence comes from a remarkable
family that has figured extensively
in Pennsylvania politics for more
than a half century. When hefirst entered
the Legislature in 1843 he had the honor of
being the youngest member in the House,
and to-day he enjoys the distinction of be
ing the oldest This Is a great record and
probably can't be equaled in the State.
Mr. Lawrence started for Harrisburg last
evening with several important bills stuffed
into his pockets. When he was introduced
to Sam Stewart, of Verona, who aspires to
the Speakership,' he remarked: "I presume
you remember my pld friend Kerr, who
preached there years ago?"
Mr. Stewart said the minister lived before
"Come, Mr. Lawrence," suggested Dis
trict Attorney Lyon, "you must remember
we are young men and can't go back as far
"That is so," he replied. "I don't know
many of the Representatives now, and I
will miss many ot the old-timers. I must
begin over again."
Expected an Old-Time House.
"When I was first asked last fall to run
for the Legislature," Mr. Lawrence con
tinued, "I refused, but consented when I
understood that Backalew and ex-Senator
Wallace would return. I was under the
impression it wonld be an old-time House,
and I thought I would like to go back. But
Buckalew and Wallace won't be there, and
I am disappointed. I served with Buck
alew in the Constitutional conven
tion, and I always considered him the
ablest Democrat in the State. He was so
modest and such a gentleman. I remember
he was very kind to me, and our difference
in politics had nothing to do with our so
cial relatiqps. Morton McMichael, of Phil
adelphia, sat with me in the constitutional
convention, and, after we had been at work
for several weeks, he said: 'Lawrence, I
never heard much about Buckalew, but he
is a wonderfully brilliant man.' His es
timate was correct
"Buckalew, like Judge Jere Black, was
very careless about his dress. I remember
one day I was walking down Chestnut
street, in Philadelphia, with him. His
coat was badly torn, and he stepped into a
tailor's shop to have it repaired. The
tailor told him to come back in a few hours
and gave him a white duster to wear in the
meantime. Unmindful of his appearance,
Buckalew worked in tbe convention all
afternoon. The members laughed a good
deal about his duster, tor it was out of
season, but it nover dawned upon him that
ne loosed ndicuous.
Fifty Tears of Political Life.
Mr. Lawrence has bern in public life off
and on since 1843. He served three years
in the Senate, four terms in the House and
three terms in Congress. He has spent 25
winters away from home. During his first
two terms in Congress he represented
Greene, Washington, Beaver and Lawrence
counties. Then tbe district was changed
by knocking off Greene. His father nas
Speaker of the House in 1822 and 1824; his
brother William held the same position
in 1858 and-1860, and George V. was Speaker
of the Senate in 1863. His brother Samuel
was also a member from Warren county,
William opposed Alexander McClure tor
the Speakership. William had Simon
Cameron on his side and won. George
thinks that his brother made an able pre
siding officer. The above is certainly a
legislative record that lew families or in
dividuals in the State can beat
Among the bills Mr. Lawrence will in
troduce is one written by Judge Mcllvaine,
of Washington county, makinir it a penal
offense for any of tbe political parties to
pay naturalization fees to get votes. It is
understood that the Washington County
Republican Committee paid out $500
in such fees, and more money for
the same purpose was spent in Alle
gheny. Mr. Lawrence says it is a
bad practice and ought to be stopped. He
claims that any man who is not patriotic
enough to pay his naturalization fees should
not be admitted to citizenship.
Giving Women a Chance.
Another bill, if passed, will make women
eligible to become notaries public. It does
not insist on their appointment, but under
the present laws females are ineligible. Mr.
Lawrence is steering clear of the
question of suffrage. He says
that many women are competent
to perform the duties of a notary. The
type-writing business is being monopolized
by the fair sex and the two go together.
"Washington county is aUo making an
effort to secure an additional law judge.
The present judge is overworked. He
holds court ior 24 weeks continuously out
of the year, besides sitting every Monday
to hear arguments. The population has in
creased to 85,000, and the citizens think
they are entitled to another judge.
Among the other representatives going
to Harrisburg last evening were J. F. Pat
terson, of Burgettstown, and Sam Stewart,
of Verona. , There were several people after
jobs on the train also. They were Assistant
Sergeant at Arms ot the House Fomeroy,
of New'Wilmington; ex-Representative A.
M. Phillips, of Lawrence county, and Cap
tain William Catlin, of Monongahela City.
Mr. Pomeroy would like to hold his present
job if he can't get anything else. Phillips
did not say what he wanted.
T ants to Be Sergeant-at-Anns.
Catlin is a colored barber, and came
within an ace ot being elected sergeant-at-arms
of the House two years ago. He will
make an effort to secure the place held bv
Messrs! Lawrence and Patterson think
Thompson will be the next Speaker.
They would not say that they intend to
vote for him, but the indications
are they wilL Sam Stewart was very shy
about his aspirations. He was not sure that
he is a candidate for Speaker. He added
that, according to the newspapers, the
Speakership was settled in favor of
Thompson. "I intend to vote for
Dalzeil," he said. "No fight was
made against me, and it is only courtesy
that I should stand by him. If Senator
Quay can't be re-elected without the votes of
Dalzell's district it is no fault of mine. The
Allegheny representatives will support
Dalzeil in good faith."
Will LeaTe To-Nlght.
The Allegheny delegation o the State
Legislature have decided to go to Harris
burg to-nieht, and will open -headquarters
iu Parlor 6, at the Columbus Hotel, where
they will boom S. M. Lafferty, of Allegheny
county, for Speaker.
Borrowed His Neighbor's Violin.
John McDermott was arrested yesterday
on a warrant sworn out before Alderman
Qripp by Thomas Hanford, charging him
with larceny by bailee. Hanford lives on
Forbes street and McDermott is a neighbor.
He alleges he loaned McDermott a violin
which he did not return. McDermott was
released from the workhouse yesterday,
where he had been serving a sentence ior a
misdemeanor. He was unable to furnish
bail and was committed to jail to await a
hearing January 3.
OIiACIAXi movements explained by a
new theory In THC DISPATCH to-Morrow,
AFRAID OF LOSING VOTES.
Why Allegheny Councils Has Postpdnrd
Action on the Smoke Consumer Ordi
nance The( City Preparing to Resist an
Invasion of the Cholera.
Mrs. John Oakley, Secretary of the
Woman's Health Protective Association, of
Allegheny county, accompanied by two
other ladies ot the association, called upon
Mayor Kennedy, of Allegheny, yesterday
afternoon. They we're seeking information
concerning the progress Councils was mak
ing toward passing the ordinances on smoke
consumers and for collecting the garbage of
the city. The association is taking great
interest in the passage of these 'ordinances.
The ladies who called upon the Mayor told
him that they believed "that Councils were
purposely delaying action upon thp said
The Mayor informed the ladies thai he
thought Councils would do nothing with
the smoke consuming ordinance until after
the February elections, from the tact that
there is much opposition to this ordinance
among a certain class of voters, and those
members of Council who are candidates for
re-election do not care to jeopardize their
chances by agitating the passage of the
In regard to the garbage ordinance he
said that it had not been presented to
Councils yet, but that it was being prepared
and he thought by spring the city would be
in shape to collect all garbage in covered
carts at the expense of trie city, which
would be disposed of in the garbage fur
naces and not dumped into the river as it is
now. He said that by that time a new
garbage furnace will have been erected in
the lower part of the city,, and Allegheny
will possess one of the best garbage systems
in the country. a
The Mayor "told the ladies that he feared
this country will be visited bv the cholera
as soon as spring opens, and that eveiy pre
caution will be taken by tbe city author
ities to prevent an epidemic if tfie dread
malady should come. He told them that
the city engineer had completed the sur
veys for the new water mains as far up the
river as Pine Creek, and that as soon as the
ground thawed out sufficiently work would
be commenced on the grading and laying of
The ladies went away pleased with the
sanitary outlook of Allegheny.but disposed
to censure Councils for their tardiness in
not passing the smoke nuisance ordinance.
At a Republican Suircestion Meeting In the
The Thirty-first ward Republicans held a
suggestion meeting last night M. M. Gar
land presided. The following candidates
were named: School Directors, William E.
Corless, Joseph Fisher, Robert Sloan; Con
stable, Colonel Matt Seese, Charles Baum
gartner; Assessor, Joseph Davis. Owing
to the fact that a sufficient notice had not
been given of the meeting, the attendance
was very small, and it was decided to hold
another meeting to-night, when additional
suggestions for the various offices will be
made. The meeting will be held at the
new schoolhouse on Alien avenue.
Resolutions were passed at last night's
meeting indorsing the movements on the
part of city officials in tbe interest or free
bridges tor the Southside and asking addi
tional rapid transit to the city. An effort
will be made bv the citizens of Allentown
to induce the Birmingham Traction Com
pany to bnild an electric road down Browns
ville avenue. The ward primaries will be
held Saturday, January 7.
NO MONEY WAS LOST.
Jacob Selferr, After a Western Trip, Is Sat
isfied With Pittsburg.
In telling a very nice little story the
other morning of Jacob Seifert, of Dinwid
dle street, and his pretty wife, a few errors
inadvertently crept in. Mr. Seifert is a
well-known slateroofer of this city, and
went to try his luck on a farm. Being more
adept at his business than on a Western
piece oi jana, ne aeciaea io return to ms
trade and wife in this city instead of asking
her to share a rough life on' an Oregon
Mr. Seifert savs the story was substan
tially true, and that he had applied to the
police department to assist him in securing
his goods from the West He denies, how
ever, that he lost any- money in the trans
action, or that he sold any-lot's up the Alle
gheny Valley Railroad to par tor the farm
he relinquished. He says he is satisfied
with his venture, and thinks Pittsburg is
the best place after all.
WILL BE A LEGAL HOLIDAY.
The Schedule Arranged for the Postofflce
for Keit Monday.
Monday, January 2, being a legal holi
day, the following routine will be enforced
at the postoffice! No money orders or
postal notes will be issued or-paid. The
registry office will close at 12 M. The stamp
windows will be open until 6 p. m.; after
that hour sales will be made at the general
delivery window, which will be open all
day and night; at the branoh offices from 7
A. M. to 12 M., and from 7 p. si. to 9 p. m.
Tbe carriers' window will be open until 12
M. and from 4 p.- M- to 5 p. at Special de
livery letters will be handled as usual
Mails will be received and dispatched as
usual. All two, three and four-trip car
riers will make one delivery after the ar
rivals of the Eastern mails; six-trip car
riers will make two deliveries: foot and
cart collectors will make the regular Sun
THOSE STOLEN BRASSES.
Marcus Is Held for Receiving
Thorn as Stolen Goods.
Herman Marcus was given a hearing be
fore Alderman McKenna last night on a
charging ot receiving stolen goods. It
is alleged that Marcus bought stolen
"brasses from the Wiles brothers.
Ed and Charles Wiles were ar
rested last Saturday morning by Lieutenant
Richards on the suspicion of being the per
sons who stole two valuable brass castings
from Best, Fox & Co.'s foundry, at the foot
ot Twentv-fifth street Ed made a con.
fession and said the brasses had been sold
to Marcus for SI 2 50 each.
Marcus was held under $1,000 bail for a
trial by court Tbe Wiles brothers are under
?2,000 bail each to answer in court for their
The Coroner Investigating the Boiler Ex
plosion of Thursday.
Coroner McDowell is investigating the
boiler explosion at the Electric Carpet
Cleaning Works Thursday. Boilerlnspector
Manley and Expert Burwell are aiding
him. B.B. Hutchinson, manager ot the works
was called before the Coroner. He said the
boiler was in good condition. He also said
Jacob O. Cox, the engineer who was killed,
was a competent man.
A brother of the dead man was also
before the Coroner. He said that Cox did
not know, anything about running a boiler.
The investigation will be concluded to-day.
Drove OffWIth the Bngey.
A l iber ot boys on Thirteenth street
last evening got into a buggy belonging to
Frank McDonongb, which was standing on
the street, and drove oil Later McDonough
discovered the absence of his rig and noti
fied the police. Officer Keuny found the
horse and buggy in good shape at Twen
tieth street, where the youngsters had left
it No arrests were made.
All on" Account of Cold Weather.
The present cold snap has caused great
suffering among the niotormen and conduc
tors on the Duquesne Traction line, and
frozen bands add feet are common. Several
ot the men are off duty in consequence.
LOVE 'LANDED THEM.
George B. Gleason and Two Girls
Arrested for Quarreling.
SHAME DRIVES ONE TO SUICIDE,
Eut the Police Interfere in lime to Fave
the Assaulted life.
"A TBICK TO SECURE LIBERTY PAILS
George B. Gleason, Maggie S. Gregg and
Maggie Wilson were arrested at Liberty
street and Cherry alley at C o'clock last
night They were all locked up charged
with disorderly conduct The girls are
both young and both are very pretty. Both
were well and fashionable dressed. Both
were strangers to the police and the Officers
hint that both gave fictitious names to the
Gleason was released shortly after his ar
rest He left a forfeit or $30. He did not
have sufficient money to secure the release
of the girls, and he decided to leave them
to their fate. The girls were greatly dis
tressed by their arrest They kept their
faces buried in their clothes, and they
moaned and wailed like lost children.
When they heard that Mr. Gleason had de
serted thm. their distress turned to indig
nation, and both became furious. They
dried their tears and became entirely quiet
They were in separate cells.
About 8 o'clock last night when Matron
Brennen was passing through the prison
she found Miss Gregg daneling irom tbe
top ot her cell. She was not dead. She
had taken her skirt, torn it into strips and
had made from the strips a substantial rope
which she used in her attempt at suicide.
Tbe alatron Fainted Airay.
The matron fainted at the sight of the
hanging woman. Mrs. Brennen's falling
attracted Captain Denniston and Sergeant
Metz, who were in the prison, and when
they picked the one unconscious woman
from tbe stone door they discovered the un
conscious girl hanging inside the bars.
The girl was hurriedly cut down.
She was found to be breathing, and Dr.
Moyer was hastily summoned. He re
sponded promptly. He found the girl un
conscious and his industrious efforts failed
to resuscitate her. The physician worked
with her for 30 minutes. He'finally left her
still unconscious, but resting easy.
When the doctor returned to his office be
instructed the police authorities to notify
him in 30 minutes of the exact condition of
the patient When the time had expired
Sergeant Gray notifiel the physician that
the girl was still unconscious. She was
then ordered to the Homeopathic Hospital.
She was taken tbere on a stretcher, and
when admitted to the institution she teas
still unconscious. Tbe girl seemed unable
to give any information to the hospital au
thorities. Recovered Consciousness Verv Suddenly.
She had not been there more than ten
minutes, however, when she suddenly be
came well and asked to go home. Tbe hos
pital people had no information of the
charge and they were about to release her
when Sergeant Gray, out ot the goodness
of his generous heart, called up the hos
pital to inquire after the condition ot the
'She is all right She is just going out,"
tne superintendent ot the hospital an
swered. "Hold herl Hold her!" Gray shouted
back excitedly. He then hurriedly called
the patrol wagon and ordered it to the hos
pital for the fair patient and prisoner. She
was returned to the Central station and
was locked no. She, with her companion,
will have a hearing this morning.
After Miss Wilson had cooled down she
explained that the trouble leading to her
arrest was only a little love affair which
had been disturbed by the pol'ce. She said
both girls lived in Allegheny and were of
ASK FOR A RECEIVER.
Majority Shareholders of Stewart, Graham
& Co. Allege Insolvency.
A bill in equity was filed by Samuel C
Graham and Win. Farley, against Stewart,
Graham & Co., Limited and JamesStewart,
engaged in the contracting and the build
ers' supply business. The company, It is
stated, has acapital stock of $15,000 divided
into 150 shares at i60 each.
Graham holds 99 shares, Farley 1
share and Stewart 50 shares. " The
latter has had control of the business. The
companv, it is.asserted, is insolvent, and
has an" indebtedness of 537,227 23. Its
notes have been protested and suit3 threat
ened, and its bank account is overdrawn
In consequence a dissolution of the part
nership is asked for, also an accounting,
and the appointment of a receiver to com
plete contracts and wind up the business.
BLAMED II ALL ON LIQUOR.
Joseph Harbenback Swears Off for a Tear
and Goes Free.
Joseph Harbenback was given a hearing
before Alderman Kerr last night on charges
ot assault and battery and breach of the
peace preferred by his wife, Tullie Har
benback. Harbenback is the man who as
saulted Constable Jack when he went to
arrest him Wednesday morning.
Harbenback was in a very penitent mood,
and admitted abusing his wife, but laid the
entire blame on liquor. He begsed 'bis
wife to withdraw the charge against him,
and she consented to do so ii he would
swear off drinking for a year. He did not
want to do this, but finally consented and
took the oath before Alderman Kerr,, and
his wife withdrew the charges against him.
FIRE HORSES RUN AWAY.
A Hose Carriage Wrecked While Out at an
Fjwt End Fire.
The residence of Charles Shuman, 5803
Rural avenue, East End, was partially de
stroyed by fire last night, involving a loss
ot about 51,500, partially insured. After
Teaching the fire tne horses in the hose car
riage ran away and returned to the engine
house. On the way they collided with a
telegraph pole, badly wreckiug the vehicle.
The fir? was caused by tbe servant girl at
tempting to thaw out a frozen water pipe by
thrusting burning paper up between the in
side wall and the weather boarding.
THE N1TRATK KING Interviewed by
Carpenter for THEDISl'ATCH to-morrow.
Oldham Was Left Out.
Tiie charge of bigamy against Mrs. May
Koch, preferred before Alderman Kerr by
her husband, Joseph Kocb, nas withdrawn
yesterday, as well as the charge of mis
demeanor against R. W. Oldham, preferred
by the same" plaintiff. Upon what basis the
difficulty was settled is not known, except
that Oldham was lelt out in the cold. Koch
refused to talk about the matter nnd Old
ham said he did not know anything at all
Both Men Held for Court
Magistrate Succop held a hearing last
night in the cases of Vincent Markeiweicz
and Clement Darkeiwicz, who charged each
other with aggravated assault and battery.
The case is the result ot u fight that too'k
place in the house of one ot the men on
Barry street, Twenty-seventh ward, on
Christmas night. Both men furnished ?500
bail for court
Dp. B. 11. Haxx. Eye,
throat diseases exclusively.
treet, Pittsburg, Pa.
ear, nose ana
DON'T EXPECT TEED.
President Dnss Says He Is Not Interested
In the Alleged Messiah Don't Want to
Be Blamed for Other People's Mis
The reports from the West of Messiah
Teed's assumption oi interest in Econo
my's new government are not worrying
anybody in the Harmony Society very
mucb. President Duss declared yesterday
with quiet emphasis that hef was not run
ning Teed and Teed was most certainly
not running him, nor was he likely to do
so. Teed's movements therefore are not so
important in tbe Econoinites' eyes as they
are in his own. Several days ago Mr. Duss
talked about Teed to a Dispatch reporter
very indifferently. He said he was not in
communication with tbe Koresh prophet,
nor did he believe anything or
anybody would bring him here, un
less it were the newspapers by talking
all tbe time about him. Mr. Dnss also said
he could not understand why the discussion
of Teed's proposed admission to the society
some time ago had taken on snch bitterness.
He didn't think either Teed or himself bad
been treated fairly at the time. But it is
apparent from Mr. Duss' manner that how
ever he may have valued an alliance with
Teed a vear ago he has very little use for
such assistance now.
Mr. Duss very reasonably argues, also,
that he should not be blamed for anv and
all alleged mismanagement of the society's
affairs that may have occurred since 1825
He has only been in control of the
society's affairs lor a year or so
at the most, and while he does not
admit for a moment that there have been
mistakes made bv his predecessors, he only
admits responsibilitv for his own acts sines
he took the reins himself. By a slip of the
pen certain securities sold by the society
were referred to in The DISPATCH yester
day as Monongahela Navigation Stock,
whereas what was meant was Monongahela
Water Stock. Mr. Duss said yesterday
that the society had never owned any of tbe
navigation stock, but did not deny the sale
ot the water stock.
WILL WANT A SLICE.
Another Heir to the Wealth of the Har
mony Society Heard From.
An heir to the wealth ot deceased mem
bers of the Harmony Society is found to be
living at DuBois, Pa. When the society's
estate is settled, which is thought probable
in event of tbe threatened litigation follow
ing the death of Father Henrici, J. G. Sol
omon, of DuBois. expects to be able to show
his right to quite a big slice of the pro
ceeds of such settlement Solomon's
mother, deceased, of Williamsport,
had two uncles and three cousins who
came from Germany many years
ago with Father Rapp, the founder of the
society, and these people put their belong
ings, a considerable sum of cash included,
into the common fund. They worked and
lived and died in the community without
heirs, and Solomon is the next in line for
whatever interests may descend. Conrad
Solomon, of Williamsport, father of J. G.
Solomon, was a irequent visitor to the
society at Economy,and was well acquainted
with the late Fatlier Henrici.
Played With Fire and Water.
John Donnahoe, of 1221 Penn avenue,
for cutting water pipe on Penn.avenue, near
Twelfth street, and running it on to a pile
of brick, and for building a fire in the street,
was sent to the workhouse for 30 days by
Alderman Leslie, yesterday.
Stole a Keg of Beer.
A crowd of boys stole a keg of beer from
a brewery wason on Spring alley, while the
driver was absent making a delivery, yes
terday afternoon, and disappeared "down
Seventeenth street They were not ar
rested. BIBER & EAST0N:
I0U WILL BE INTERESTED
STAPLE DEI GOODS
AT OUR CUT PRICES.
You Can Us3 a Pair of Blankets.
We offer wide choice in best
shrunk Ail-Wool Country and
Eastern Blankets at $3.50,4.00,
$4.50, $5.00 and up; in White,
Red, Blue, Gray, Pink.
You Cm Use a Warm Comfort
When you can get extraordinary
value at $1, S1.25, $1.37, 1.50
How About a Warm Jacket? .
No end of choice at noticeable
Many Small Furs
Yet to be disposed of. The
weather and the price render
these worth your thought.
Warm Suits and Wraps
At Interesting Figures.
For Men, Women and Children,
At January Reductions.
BIBER & EAST0N,
M5 AND 007 MAE1CRT Sli
Examine our or! cos and goods.
J, KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
543 SmitMeldSt, Pittsburg, Pa.
W. V. DERM ITT & CO.,
Engravers, Printers, Stationers,
, Law Blank Pabliihcrs,
407 Grant Street, Pltteburg.
Dry Goods House.
Saturday, Dec 31. 1331
JOS, HQRNE k It'S
PENN AVE. STORES.
To-day and to-night men may bny
such values as their money never
Men's Good All-Wool SHLRTS
m $1 Each
That are regular 1.50 quality al
ways and everywhere.
More Friends for
During the spell of cold weather and
old friends truer than ever. Com
pliments come every day from those
who lound out how excellent it is
under severest test. It's cheapest in
the end. We're sole agents for'
All our Holiday
Must be quickly closed out. Every
piece in the department to-day is
fashionable and new.
What's left of the 25c Neckwear
will be closed out at 15c
And all 50c Neckwear now re
duced to 25 c each.
A new bargain purchase of Silk
Teck Scarfs to-day at 50c each.
Choicest of London Neckwear,
1.25 and $1.50 qualities, reduced
now to 1.00 each.
And prices on the entire Holiday
stock of Men's
SiTFoKIng . daGKets
Reduced Former prices J8.50 to
$30; are now $5, $8, $g,
$12, 15 and $20 each.
MACKINTOSHES AT HALF
PRICE $17 quality now $8.50.
The "Hodgman Rubber Co. was
willing to take 50c on the dollar for
a big lot of their very best Mackin
toshes because they had quit making
these particular patterns of cloth.
The quality is perfect. Our word
guarantees that. If you are wise you
will not pay 17.50 for an "1893"
pattern that's not a whit better. Mind
you, if you don't take advantage of
this bargain you practically pay as
much for mere pattern of cloth as the
Mackintosh now will cost you.
JQS. HQRNE a CO.,
609-621 Penn Avenue.
Make the Finest -
New Year's Presents. &
Our stock of these goods is
the largest ever shown west
of New York City. We will
begin to take stock on the
first of the new year and will
give you bargains through
out the store prior to that
COME THIS WEEK
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
W. V. DERM1TT & CO.,
Engravers, Printers, Stationers,
Lair Blank Publishers,
C7 Grant street andJ3 Sixth aTcnne.