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DARK DM II TOWN.
Sky and Atmosphere Go in
Mourning for the Death
- of the Old Year.
OLD SOL STBUGGLES MBD
To Break Through the Dense Clonds,
but Has to Gire Up the Job.
A GALA DAT FOE THE SKATERS.
Ecme FancT Figure Cutting Eeing Done lj
Experts on the Ice.
LS OLD BOI OF 82 CUTS A C1PSR
The dark drear days of December promise
to wind up a gloomy record unless old Sol
does more for a people saflering tor sweet
ness and light than was done yesterday.
All day a grim somber and heavy cloud
of smoke hung over the city through which
an occasional unrecognizable flake of snow
sifted. Early in the morning a tioop of
merry whirling snow drops rushed over the
hills, and taking pity on the glum city be
low, attempted to make life here a little
brighter by providing a leathery covering for
streets sullen in mud and soot. These same
flakes in their downward journey were met
by an opposing upward rush that was ap
palling and disastrous. Smoke, flame and
fire from a thousand gaunt mill chimnies
and many thousands of homes, formed an
impenetrable hot air barrier in which the
myriad cherry snow flakes met an ignoble
Their delicately beautiful crystal forms
were first transformed into tiny rain drops.
The weeping flakes struggled still lower,
only to find their delicate forms entangled
in a strange cumbrous garment caused by
countless carbon deposits from the mills.
Tell Upon All Alike
At last, the once fleecy snow flakes found
the city streets, where they dropped lightly
upon the faces of the rich and poor alike,
leaving a black mark, and these came peo
ple wonld snuff the smokv a:r, and shrug
their shoulders at the old time shower of
coot. "What a pathetic fate lor the once
cheerful bright snow cloud that had naught
bnt pood intentions to blame for its death.
A city's busy life went on, all unheeding
the absence of a sun that was only misrep
resented by a reddish colored, disgusted
looking disc that peeredappealingly through
the smoke and fog for a short while, then
slunk away behind the bleak western hills
with a resolve to try it again at the usual
time this morning.
Early yesterday morning the street cars
started their daily rounds armed with a
glaring headlight that didn't glare.
Almost Fnt Oat the Lights.
As they plunged over the hill and into
the darkened eity the lights seemed extin
guished by the smoke and fog as completely
as if a wet blanket had obscured them.
Veils were a necessity, and they were dot
ted veils, speckled with fluffy black.
Another storr is to tell o'f the scene in
the suburbs where there was no smoke, nor
grime, nor street cars on time, and where
an unexpectedly beautiful appearance was
presented by the trees. While those of
this world either slept in comparative
harmlessness or were busily engaged in
doing such evil unto others as they would not
have done unto them, fair nature was at
work with deft hands in fashioning, sur
prise for unappreciative man. Evervtree'
trunk and limb and tiny branch, everv
stick, stone and hedge was covered with
delicately and marvelouly arranged frost
crystals, "woven in a thousand mysterious
ways by a hand that never loses its enuring
with age or overwork, nor ever becomes
discouraged because mere material man
passes her unobtrusive sweetness by or
crushes it under foot.
THE FANCY ONES OUT.
Silver Lake and Allegheny Skaters Doin;
Their Best An Old Boy or S2 Cats a
Caper Some Talk of a Taney and Speed
Silver Lake and the ponds at the Alle
gheny Parks were thronged with, joyous,
rosy-cheeked skaters all day yesterday and
far into the night. At Silver lake the
turnstile recorded 2,000 skaters last night
and 700 during the day. The ice at Silver
Lake is in splendid condition, being seven
Inches thick and as smooth as glas. The
. lake being five acres in extent, there is
room for everybody and collisions are rare,
except among those who put on the elusive
skate for the first time. The scene at night is
especially charming, when some 200 torches
cast their flaming radiance on the swiltly
gliding masses, bringing out strange, Rem
The ice is put into a thoroughly good
condition every morning. It is first swept
and then a big planer drawn bv a horse
goes over every inch of the lake," making it
as smooth as a'billiard balk
As Gay as the Gayest.
Though the majority of the skaters are
boys and girls in their teens, in whom the
blood courtes merrily, occasionally a silver
haired old boy tries if his bones are as
limber as of yore, and buckles on a pair of
A German 82 years old tried his lock on
the skates yesterdav at Silver Lake. He
wore a pair of old timers, with a curl in
front like a pig's talk He was as agile as
any of the young people, and was a great
center of attraction. In his gyrations
round the lake he was frequently "greeted
with cries of "grandpap."
A troop of small boys did a big business
in buckling on bkateslor lazy skaters and
lor young ladies who were unprovided with
an escort. They occasionally got a job :u
piloting to shore some used-up skaters.
When business is slack they gather around
the big stove in the men's Tlaitiugroom and
swap sledding stories.
The Talent Out In Torce.
The best skaters of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny were out yesterdav. and some rirv
fancy skating can be seen every dav until
the weather warms up. Among" fancy
skaters who have taken a turn on the ice ut
the lake for the past few days ara Bert J
wards, Frederick Itufsneider, Ed O'Brien,
J. jr. Davis, and the Hisses Fahnestock,
McKinney and McKitacr. If the cold
weather lasts an exhibition of fancy skating
and races may follow. There is enough
talent in that line to make it interesting.
At the Allegheny park pond the small
boy and his sled were in all their glory.
There was no admission fee, the crowd was'
democratic, and skaters, sledders and sliders
mixed in a delightful way and collisions
were fast and furious. One lazy small boy,
who had been doubtless recently imbibing
ome Laplander romances, made his canine
do duty as a reindeer. There were lots of
novices on the ice, and their frantic efforts
maintain their equilibrium kept
jc audience on the shore from
Ireezing. The swans and the ducks
and ueese sleepily wondered at the
luvasion ot their domain. They still have
a share of their native element todisnort in,
and the skater has to beware of a cold bath
when executing his fancy whirls inhcir
More Fun for Skaters. ,
InJFpeaklng oi the proposed skating pond
at Schenley Park, Chief Barlow said yes
terday that it was Superintendent Mc
ICuight's fault the pond had not been built
He caid it would only cost (SO, and should
be done at once.
ON A SLIDING SCALE.
Skaters In Riotous Enjoyment on the Riv
ers 'Which Aro Frozen for Many Miles
A Twenty Mile Stretch Is Now Trccz
ing; Up Chilly Country District.
The Ohio is rapidly closing up with ice.
A narrowing line of open water is still to
be seen near the cityt but wherever the
current is not so swift in the river below as
lar as Beaver, it is practically lrozen over.
At several points below 6ewickley the ice
is tightly packed Irom shore to shore. Just
below Economy, 1C miles from the city, a
man can cross on the ice, and yesterday
skaters were flying from one bank to the
other. If the cold remains as intense as i
has been for some days, it will enable one
to state from Pittsburg 20 or 30 miles down
The stone buttresses of the dam at Belle-
vne have broken the ice and kept the river
immediately below from Ireezing up as
quickly as it might have done. Now, how
ever, the ice is solid from the southern
shore to beyond the "bear-trap" in the
dam, which lies almost in the center of the
river, and every hour the solid ice grows.
The Beaver river is now entirelv closed,
except in the little patch ot rough water
below the lalls at the toll bridge between
Beaver asd Rochester. The ice extends to
the brink of the lalls and skaters have ven
tured to the very point where the water
The Beaver was covered with skaters yes
terday morning. There have been a few
accidents there, mostly to boys who could
not resist the temptation of dangerous air
holes, but a ducking was the worst anyone
got. The best skating on the Ohio is inside
the "Wing dam above Coraopolis, on the
southern side of the river. But there is
more or less smooth ice in every half-mile
stretch of the river. The ponds and creeks
have had the call with the skaters hitherto.
but there were hundreds of them to be seen
on the river yesterdav between Rochester
and this cityt and there will be a regular
winter carnival on the Ohio if the cold snap
In the country yesterday morning the
wintry garb of nature was lovely. Farmers'
thermometers reported zero weather or de
gree ot cold closely approaching that ex
treme. Dairymen in the Ohio Valley com
plained that the milk froze as they drove
into the river towns, and everywhere the
only riotously happy one among all the re
frigerated was the small boy on skates or
astride a bob sled. There is no sleighing
worthv of the name in the rural districts
near Pittsburg, although but a small fall of
snow upon the hard lrozen roads is required
to make them just the thing for thesnilt
NOVEL BUSINESS IDEA.
riate Glass Manufacturers Appoint a Gen
eral Agent to Sell Their Product and
Distribute the Orders Competition Re
moved and Kate Sla shin; to Be Stopped.
The plate glass manufacturers of the
United States have introduced a new
wrinkle in business methods. Trusts and
combinations have been formed in the past,
but they are not popular now. The public
and the laws are against them, so it re
mained for the plate men to adopt a novel
idea in the conduct of their busi
ness affairs. D. L "Wheeler, general
manager of the Standard Plate Glass Works
at Butler, has been made general agent lor
all the manufacturers. All orders will pass
through his hands, and will be distributed
by him between the 11 factories in the
country on the basis of production.
JMr.. N heeler will establish headquarters
in Pittshurg in one ot the local office build
ings, and will begin work about the middle
ot January. The plan is experimental, and
if a majority of the manufacturers don't
like it, or even one member should kick,
they can withdraw Irom the acreement and
the tcheme goes up the spout. The general
agent here will make daily reports to the
factories and the distribution of orders will
be open alwavs to the scrutiny of those in
terested. Thts plan was finally hit upon
to remedy the demoralized condition of the
trade. Prices have been cut to such an ex
tent that plate glass has been sold at a loss
lor the last three months.
It as first suggested at a meeting of the
association in Pittsburg about two months
ago that the production should be curtailed,
beginning January 1, but the minufacturers
could not agree on the personal sacrifices to
be made. The appointment of a general
agent to sell the goods and distribute the
orders, it is thought, removes the
competition, and will stop the
cutting of prices. No change
in rates will be made, bnt the present
prices will be maintained at all hazards, or
somebody will have to get out of the busi
ness. The production is to he regulated by
3Ir. "Wheeler, but none oi the plants will
be shut down. It is argued that if the
manufacturers work along easily end
smoothly that the demand will soon equal
the supply, and then everything will be
lovely The new arrangement will be
watched with the greatest interest by other
business men, who have to contend with
rateslashing. There are over COO pots in
use in the 11 factories in the country, and
the production of the planls is determined
by the number employed in each.
WILL CDETAIL 1MMIGB&TI0H".
air. Kribbs Says Harrlty Will Not Distrib
ute the State Patronage.
Congressman Kribb, of Clarion, was at
the Union depot last evening going to
Washington. He thinks Speaker Crisp
will be re-elected without any trouble, and
there will be no extra session until next
fall. Mr. Kribbs added that, in all prob
ability, a temporary embargo will be put
on immigration as a measure of precation
against cholera and to protect the World's
Speaking of the distribution of Pennsyl
vania patronage, Mr. Kribbs said: "I am
not a Harrity or anti-Harrity man. I sup
pose the national chairman will have some
influence with the administration, but he
won't be a dictator. I will be content to
look atter my district and will have my
hands full getting places lor all the ap
plicants. I understand that when the time
arrives the Pennsylvania delegation will
meet and come to an understanding. Mr.
Uieveland will lollow the wishes of the
people. Such Federal officers as the pen
sion agency, internal collector and district
attorney may be left to the disposal of
Sipe, Sibley and myself. However, I am
not worryiug about the future."
MINNESOTA BAKEEES AEEESTSD.
They Will Be Tried lor Receiving Deposits
Knowing the Bank Was a Goner.
Bedwood Falls, Minx, Dec. 30.
Since the Bank of Fairfax closed its doors
rumors have been flying concerning the lia
bilities of the bank. It is felt that they are
larger than at first supposed.
Last night the Sheriff of Kenville connty
appeared and arrested J. A. Beard, Presi
dent ot the bank, and F. A. Gray, cashier.
They were hurried over intoBenville coun
ty before they could consult lawyer.. The
complaint was brought by a Renville man
who had deposited $700." He claims they
received deposits when they knew they
Her Husband Aunsed Her.
Mrs. Martin, wife of the Law and Order
detective who is in jail, claims to be in
want She lives on Bose street, near Din
widdic, and has four small children. The
lamily Is in a starving condition. Mrs. Mar
tin said her husband often abused her.
BrDSIC of the Indians for the first time
published In scores in THE DISPATCH
VOTERS TO DECIDE.
The Free Bridge Project Gets a Sub
A MILLION AND A HALF IN BONDS
To Fa Issued for rurchase and Building of
TWO SALARIES TO BE INCREASED
The Eree Bridge Committee of Councils
mef yesterday atternoon and favorably rec
ommended the ordinances providing for the
purchase of two of the present bridges on
the Jlonongahela river and the construc
tion of a new one over the same stream. An
ordinance providing for an increase in the
salaries of the meat and milk inspector and.
the chief sanitary inspector was also recom
In opening the meeting Chairman Big
ham said that he thought an act of Congress
would be necessary before a bridge could be
built across the Monongahela. The sub
Committee on Legislation was instructed to
get some information on the subject and, if
it is necessary to have an act of Congress
drawn up and forwarded to Congressman
Dalzell for presentation.
The ordinances were presented to Coun
cils at the last meeting in blank form.
They were properly filled out before they
reached the committee yesterday.
To Take a Tote on a Bond Issue.
One of the measures authorizes an in
crease in the indebtedness of the city for
the purpose of purchasing and building
bridges over the Monongahela river and
provides that 5 per cent bonds to the value
of 1,500,000 be issued for that purpose and
that a special election providing for the
issue of such bonds and the contemplated
increase in the citv indebtedness be held on
March 21, 189& The Mayor is authorized
and require i to issue a proclamation for
such election in accordance with the Sta'tc
law on the subject.
Another ordinance authorizes the erection
of a bridge over the Monongahela river
from South Twenty-second street, on the
Southside. to Forbes street at Brady street,
for public use.
Mr. Holliday, who had been appointed to
inquire into the probable cost ot the two
old bridges over the Monongahela, was
present He reported that the Tenth street
bridge could be purchased for $300,000, the
Smithfield street bridge for about 81,000,
000 and the Point bridge for $250,000, sub
ject to $300,000 worth of bonds. He be
lieved, however, that the old bridges could
he bought for less money than it would re
quire to build new ones ot' the same kind.
T lthont a Waste or Words.
The meeting yesterday afternoon was at
tended by all the members of the commit
tee. The ordinances recommended were
comparatively short, and they provoked no
discussion atter being read.
A. C Robertson, the well-known free
bridge advocate in Souncils, was delighted
after the ordinances were favorably recom
mended. He was emphatic in saying that
in his opinion the people at the special
election would recommend the increase of
the city's indebtedness, and that the bridges
would be purchased as soon as possible
The Free Bridge Committee is made up
of the following members: Messrs. Bing
ham, Chairman; Robertson, Matthews,
Flinn, Franz, Fox,Shannon, Wilson, George
W., Presidents Ford and Holliday, and
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of Pub
THE CITIZENS' UNLUCKY DAE.
Four Accidents on the Road and One of
Them Very Serlons.
The cars on the Citizens' cable line met
with an unusual number of mishaps yester
day. Car No. 104 of the Butler street divi
sion broke its axle at Fifteenth street in
the morning, bnt the line was not delayed.
Car No. 113, while on the way to town, ran
into an iron wagon at Twenty-sixth street
last night, and the gripman of the car and
one of the horses attached to the wagon
narrowly escaped losing their lives.
One of the outbound cars on the Butler
street line strnck one of the engines of No.
15 company as it was turning off" from the
inbound track at Thirtieth street while on
the way to a fire last night- The front of
the car was crushed in and several windows
broken. There was almost a panic among
the passengers in the car, which was
crowded, and several women fainted. The
engine escaped with slight damages.
The most serious mishap of all occurred
at the Twenty-eighth street crossing about
6:30 P. M., when one of the patrol wagons
lrom the Twelfth ward station was on its
way to a small fire on Smallman street.
Turniug off to allow an outbound car to
pass, the wagon ran into an inbound car.
Charles Johnson, the driver of the patrol,
was thrown oft the wagon and rendered un
conscious. His right arm and shoulder
were lacerated. Wagonman Conrad
Schaffer was wounded about the head, and
one ot the horses was badly hurt about the
hips. It may have to be killed. The dash
board of the wagon and several windows of
the car were broken.
K'ALEEB ON HIS MUSCLE.
The Fleldor or the Cleveland Club Knocks
Out a Woman Insnlter.
YOTJNGSTOWTT, Dec. 30. Special Jim
mie McAleer, the athletic fielder of the
Cleveland Baseball Club, who lives here
with his widowed mother, was escorting a
young lady home at midnight from a party
whena stranger stepped out from a hallway
and made an insulting remark to the young
The response was a stunning left-hand
blow, followed by a right hander that felled
the fellow, who made no effort to regain his
feet. After young McAleer took the lady
home he went to a surgeon to have his left
hand dressed,haying mashed it badly on the
6HOET S TOBIES OF CUT LIF2.
The commission men at the Central stock
yards havo determined to abandon the use
of natural gas and return to the use of coal.
llATtTiir Lock and Mary Sezyvinsky wore
mat rled yesterday. Lock was conilnrri in
Jail and wai released by making liary his
ABE Pattersox, G. A. R. Post 83, will hold
its annual memorial service In the First
I'rei'byterian Church of Allogheuy to-morrow
The Independent voters of the Twentieth
ward III hold a suggestion meeting at SIc
Nnlty'sl lvery stable, corner or South High
land and Center avenue, to-night
Chaiiutak BnnLEion has issued a call for
tho Republican City Convention to assemble
in Common ConnSil Chamber on next Tues
day night at 7:30 o'clock, to nominate candi
dates for city ollices.
The Pittsburg Volh'Uatt, witty its usual
good taste, has Issued a calendar for this
year that is even handsomer than those
previously l9:ued. It is a Colombian calen
dar, plctorlallj' represented.
I Joun BUE5S, a boy llvin? at Point Breezo,
was brought to the Mercy Hospital yester
day suffering from a badly tractured thigh.
He, with a number of others, was coastin--on
Beechwood avenue when Ins sled 001
lided with that or another boy with the
While lifting a heavy beam at the Oliver
Iron and Steel WorkB on Preble avenue,
Allegheny, yesterday nfternoon, James'
O'Brien slipped, and, the beam tailing on
lilm, crushed his les- badly and injured his
back. He was taken to the Allegheny Gen
Tbx second anniversary of tho Union Holt
Inoss Association was held In the Liberty
Stieet M. E. Church yesterdav. Addresses
were made by Revs. John Walker, W. P.
Robinson and others. A Pentecostal serv
ice was observed in the afternoon. The at
tendance was larse and the meeting enthu- ,
A SKILLFUL OPERATION.
Temple Bayard Believed ot a Fatal Dis
ease by a Surgeon- Another Case
Where the Appendix Waa Removed
An Interesting Theory About the Use
Not all the remarkable surgical opera
tions are performed in Eastern hospitals.
Occasionally a Pittsburg physician distin
guishes himself. Dr. R. W. Stewart has
just relieved Temple Bayard of a painful
and dangerous ailment It was the re
moval of the appendix vermiformis. The
operation has been performed before, and is
considered one of the most difficult in the
realms of surgery. The disease is rare, and
is known in medical books as perityph
litis. Mr. Bayard is the night clerk at the Cen
tral Hotel and has been sick for more than
a month. The operation was performed at
the Mercy Hospital on Thursday. He was
taken suddenly ill some time ago, and Dr.
Cable was sent for. He found the yonng
man lying on a bed suffering great pain.
His knees were drawn up under his stom
ach, and he complained of soreness near the
groin. The doctor suspected from the symp
toms that the appendix, supposed to be a
useless Dart of the alimentary tract, had
become diseased. Bayard said he had made
a breakfast of grapes, and Dr. Cable came
to the conclusion that one ot the seeds had
slipped through the ileo caecal valve, and
lodged in the appendix. He recommended
its removal "to relieve the sufferer.
When the abscess had completely
formed Dr. Stewart successfully took out
the diseased part He used the customary
silver tubes to remove pus, and washed out
the region with hot water.
A lew days ago a case was reported from
New York where the patient had actually
died under the knife, but waa restored by
the quick-witted surgeon injecting hot
water into the wound. The sudden reaction
caused the heart to beat again, and in time
the sufferer became conscious. There was
really no danger in Bayard's case at any
time, but the greatest care was exercised.
The slightest slip of the knife is liable to
cut a vital part and produce death.
Dr. Cable, id sweating of the disease last
evening, said: "The appendix like the
spleen is considered to be a remnant of a
prehistoric condition of man. Whether
people believe in the Darwinian theory or
not. Dr. Pepper, in his work on this sub
ject, is ot the opinion that the spleen corre
sponds to the second stomach of the ape
and the appendix is the third, though it is
yery small in mar, and, so far as we know,
is unnecessary. The functions of the spleen
and the appendix haveu't been discovered,
and many doctors with Pepper account
for the presence of these organs in the
above way. Not all people hae the ileo
caecal valve. It is rare in the human body,
and is a regular death trap. Auy foreign
object like a grape seed or other'hard sub
stance is liable to pass1 through it into the
appendix, producing an abscess which only
the removal of the part will cure."
In this connection it may be stated that
several years ago perityphlitis was consid
ered as hopeless a disease as consumption,
but thanks to the skill ot the surgeon it is
no longer latak The rarity of the afflic
tion makes it interesting, thongh most of
the cases are about the same and present no
FROST IN THE PIPES.
Philadelphia Company Officials Explain
Many Apparent Shortages of Gas An
Inquisitive number Makes a Discovery
An Easy Method to Overcome the
Perhaps the greatest percentage of the
complaints about the shortage oi gas re
ceived by the Philadelphia Company can
be attributed to the formation of hoar frost
inside the supply pipes in the houses. The
company has never before met with so
many cases as it has this winter and at
tributes it to the unusually severe weather.
An official of the company said: "We are
having a great many complaints about the
sbortage'of gas, but -as soon as they are re-'
ceivedwe immediately seud onr inspector"'
to ascertain, if possible, the cause. la
most cases, notwithstanding onr pressure
has been low, we have found sufficient
gas passing Into the regulator and meter
there our jurisdiction ceasing. AVe have so
reported the cases to the householder and
suggested that the trouble might be in the
distributing pipes. Still the annoyance
continued, thero being plenty of gas in
some grates and others burning scarcely
enough to ignite. Several plumbers at
tributed the cause of the light flow ot gas
to the cold weather retarding its progress.
One a little more inquisitive than the rest,
broke one of the joints and discovered the
opening of the pipe to be almost closed
with hoar frost He repaired the joint and
by the application of heat soon had every
fire in the house blazing up as brilliantly as
could be desired.
"This fact may be of value for those who
have trouble with gas. I would advise this
method lor applying the heat as it will
obviate the possibility of fire and ex
plosions. Wiap the' pipe leading up to the
fire which is aflected with a lot of rags and
cloths so that abont ten inches of the pipe
is covered. Then pour boiling water upon
the rags for ten minutes or until the gas is
well heated and the hoar frost" will vanish
and the fire blaze up."
PEOPLE COMING ABO GOING.
W. E. Porter, of Springfield, Mass., was
at tbe Anderson yesterday. .
United States District Attorney Walter
Lyon wont to Washington last evening.
Judge Doty and James B. Moorhead, of
Greeusburg, were in tbe city yesteiday.
Mrs. Griffith Ellis and daughter, of In
diana, are guests at the Seventh Avenue
The veteran politician, Thomas B. Sea
right, of Uniontown, was In the city yes
terday. M. L. Painter, of Greensbnrg, and E. C
Stowarr, of Taylorstown, aro stopping at the
E. C. Mcintosh, of Eoblestown, and M.
W. Davern, of Spokane Fahs, are at the
Central Hotel. ,
if. IC Jacobs, of Brownsville, and W. D.
Rider, Jr., of Cambridge, are registered at
G. W. Van Kirk, of Washington, and D.
P George, or the State School Department
at Harrisburg, put up at tne Schlosser yes
terday. Dr. E. Carrington, of Chicago, for
merly United Stntes Marino Sureeon here.
Is in tho city visiting irleuds. He Is stop
pinz at the Schlosser.
W. C. Waring and wife, of Silver City,
New Mexico, relsteicd at tho Monongahela
House yesteiday. Mr. Waring is an agent
for the National Tube Works.
Greeley Oswald, editor of the Kittannin?
Free Press, and his brido were at the Union
depot last evening, going home. They were
married in Altoona on Thursday.
jdgar watts, 01 immuerianci uap, a son
of Sir d:rar Watts, nnd George .1 Eels, 01
Knoxville, were at tho Dnqucsne yesterday.
They are interested in tho iron and steel
business in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Ex-Congressman George W. Cronse nnd
F. A. Sibeiling. or Akron, and K C Penfield,
or Willonghby, reglsteied at the Andeison
last evening. They attended a meeting of
tho Charlorlo Pinto Glass Company yester
day. TUey are prominent stockholders.
D. J. Waller, Jr., State Superintendent
or Public Instruction. Assistant Superin
tendent Houck and Dr. Sheaffert of the
Kutztown Normal School, went East last
evening, ilr. Houck had been in Greens
burg, and Dr. Waller and Dr. Sheatler in
Beaver attending county institutes.
Plttsbnrgers in New York.
New Tobk, Dec. SO IfpectaU The follow
ing Pittsburaers are registered at New York
hotels: H. Fieneh, Astor;' J. Eju, Astor
House; F. W. Elmberland, E. B. Sehoyor, E.
W. Walter, Metropolitan; M. J. Leary, Mor
ton; D. P. Little, H. G. Cotten, St. Denis; J.
Snyder. International; P. Dldler, Gerlack
Hotel; E. C. Godfrey, Imperial: A. 6. Ham
lin, Sinclair Honse; J. O. Keller and wife,
Sturtovant; W. M. McCandless, H. B.
Moesher, Holland House;- S. L. Fleishman,
Xormaudle; F. 8. Btedman, Sinclair; D. a.
Wrlghtman. Glliey. ;
IRON A LITTLE SLOW.
Begular Falling Off in Orders
This Season of the Tear.1
JONES k LAUGHLINS' BIG RUN.
Effect of ft Possible Keduction From Three
Turns to Itto.
woks: SLACEEXIXG IN HANI HILLS
The work in the mills in" the Fittsbnrg
district has greatly fallen off Juring the
past ten davs. The eflect of the slack de
mand for the product of the iron mills is
being felt in all branches of work in the
mills. Some of the numerous plants hare
been either closed down for the time being
or are running only par of the time. A
great many men are being thrown out of
employment temporarily. The work in the
steel mills continues almost uninterruptedly
and is only slightly feeling the depression
in the iron trade.
.For the past three months Jones & Laugh
lins" Southside mills have had a remarkable
run. An unusually large force of men were
employed, and scarcely a day was lost.
Tbe plant was run to its full capacity, as
the firm was overflooded with orders..
Every mill under the 12-inch was put on
triple turn, and the output of the works
was enormous. This has all been changed
during the past two weeks, and there ha
been a general slacking up oftirders. Mill
No. 3 has not been working at all during
the past week, and many of the others are
doing yery little work. .
Cutting Down the Product.
There are not enough orders coming in to
keep the plant working, and it is probable
that several of the mills will be closed
during the coming week tor at least half of
the time. The tinplate mill has been
closed for several weeks, but will be started
to-day to be run for a short time to fill a
The workmen look with dissatisfaction
upon the present arrangement. Ever since
the mill was put on double turn there has
been a fear that tbe output being so great,
there would not be enough orders to keeD
all at work. Inquiry among the
yesterday revealed " many who
fault with the present arrange-
-ine concensus ot omnion 'was
the exniration of thn thro
months during which they have been run
ning on triple turn the company would put
the various mills on a double turn.
The three months expire next Wednesday.
Those who will likely suffer by the change
claim that the company will have to con
tinue as it is, because of the Amalgamated
Association rule under which the plant is
now being operated. There is no rule gov
erning the triple-turn plan in the laws of
the Amalgamated Association, so that a
part of the workmen claim the company
can do as it pleases without infringing on
any of the rules between it and tne union.
Become Entitled to All rrivlleses.
When a man has worked three months as
a union man he is entitled to all tbe rights
to be enjoyed by any of the members. As
this plant has been " running three months
steadily on the three-turn plan, to have
one-third of the men thrown out bv a
change would cause dissatisfaction and
raise some important questions as to union
labor. That there will be a change many of the
men believe, but some think otherwise.
They say that the outDut of the plant' has
been so great for some time that there will
not be enough orders to continue as in the
past and that tbe adoption of the double
turn will be a necessity. Shonld thetriple
turn be continued the works will likely
have to be closed down part of the time.
Some stock is being stored in the mill yard,
but it is the intention of the company to
fill orders as they are received and as little
stock as possible will be kept on hand.
.tu. a luvciivu slices iuiij is running
only part of 'the time. Little work was
done yesterday and the material is turned
out just as the orders are received. This
is the plan adopted by all the iron firms in
the district, as all are inclined to go very
slow. The lack of orders is usually slack at
this season of the year.
A REBELLIOUS FLOCK.
Stormy Times In a Church, In Which the
Pastor Gets the Best of It.
Canton, Dec. 30. Special Develop
ments in the prayer meeting in the Baptist
ohurch last night created a division that in
volves the people of the whole town. Jay
Smith, owner of a printing office, exchanged
compliments with the pastor, Bev. J. N.
Field, declaring in eflect that the minister
did not practice what he preached. A
story time followed, in which the ladies
bore a gallant part. Finally, the Smith
taction became so demonstrative that the
minister left the meeting in disgust.
Then the deacons held a meeting. The
minister had the strongest following in this
assembly, and after a lively time a resolu
tion to dischatge Smith from membership
in the church was adopted. Then, to mollify
the minister, the deacons passed another
resolution to raie his salary 200 a year.
Smith demanded a hearing and the privi
lege of stating his case before the meeting
of deacons prior to to this latter enactment)
but he was refused. Then he cave notice
that he would prepare his statement, print
it in his own office and distribute it gratuit
ously to every house in the city. It is said
that he has been at work on the manifesto
to-day, and that it "will be given to an
anxio'us public to-morrow.
Wise, the Jeweler, has
Kilqoiie, O This villaze has been almost
depopulated by malignant diphtheria.
Flity persons have died.
Columbus The Pittsburg and Eastern Ex
piessonthe Baltimoie and Ohio railroad
was derailed at tho Norlolk and Western
Junction. No one was lujured.
HUST13GTOS, W. Va. Train robber Bur
rell Forney was convicted of mnrder in the
nrst aesrec. .uiko louins, nis pal, he was
sontenced to liio imprisonment.
SraiKaviEtD, O By a collision in the Big
Four yards between a switch engine and a
number ot cars, Will Burden was killed and
Eoberc Collins latally Injured. Both were
ToUNQSTOWir In attempting to throw a
switch yesterday, Bernard Sannon, an
Erie brake-man, was thrown under a train
and Inituntly killed. William McCoy was
TASirERSViiXE, Pj While men employed
on tho Wllkesbarre and Eastern Baliroad
wero thawing dynamito for blasting, four or
them, two white and two coloied, were In
stantly killed. One or the number nas a
SrEHiOFinLD, O. Thursday night tug Odd
Follows held a connty meeting in their hnlr
In the third story or the Union block. While
conferring degrees there was a sound or
breaking timbers, and an instant later tho
floor sank several Inches. Everybody ex
cept one or two cool-headed members started
to inn. Somo 0110 Jumped to a clinlr and
yelled "Steady, Hoys; stendy." ThU caused
a bait and probably prevented several fatal
ities. Pokteb, Gallia, couarr, O. A a revival
services in a country church were beginning
Friday evenina Clark Watklus' cauilit his
aister-ln-lawrMrs. Peter Watkins, walking
with a man with whom her name had been
unpleasantly connected, and attacked him
with a knife. The man and tho woman
rushed into tbe church, where a seneral
fUht stopped the service". When the not
was ended it was lound that Peter Watkins,
the woman's husband, was slain; narrls, tho
woman's escort, was latally wonnded. nar
lmr a broken skull and several knife
knounds Janios Grover had one eye cue out:
ciareiwatKins was ueaten almost to death,
anda hair doaen others were hurt. Tne
chnreh wftdnlrrrm cmplxtfily rrrc'.-nJ
The Pittsburg Amateur Photographer!
took at Lantern Slides at the Academy
or Science and Arts A Kattydld's Giz
zard Was an Amusing View Shown.
An exhibition of English lantern slides
at tbe Academy of Science and Art last
night entertained an interested audience.
The views shown consisted of 160 examples,
which were selected from the 1890
prize competition, in amateur photog
raphy given by the London Journal of Pho
ioqraph'j. The slides were classified under
the heads of Homo Portraiture, Landscape,
Gchero, Clouds, Architecture, Marine, In
stantaneous, Animals, Street Life and Sci
entific. Photographer W. & Bell exhib
ited the views, while Auditor W. & Clow
read their accompanying descriptions.
The Amateur Photographers' Society of
this city belongs to the American Inter
change of Slides, an organization with a
system by which members can economically
avail themselves of the temporary use ot
collections of lantern views from other
cities and localities, either h'ere or abrcad.
Some of the pictuies exhibited were very
charming. Others seemed not equal to simi
lar American views. Of the former class was
a cloud picture with the sun's rays slanting
down lrom behind the dark but s'ilver lined
clouds, "drawing water," as the popular
phrase has it. So, an Italian woman seated
on a street corner curb playing with
a monkey. Some of the views on the Dee
were exquisitely beautiful. There were
some excellent sheep pictures. A very
natural and pleasing picture was
"TJnder the Haycock Fast Asleen."
A m little girl was sleeping
there with a great dog lying near quietly on
guard. 'Tubby Night," a scene in a
Scotch cottage on a Saturday even
ing, when the children were being
scrubbed and bathed for Sunday, caused
i langh. The architectural views were well
taken, but less interesting to the general
audience. The scientific views of micro
scopic subjects, greatly magnified, were
curions, and the gizzard of a katydid or
some such insect quite overcome the gentle
risibilities of one member ot the fair sex in
MORE GARBAGE FURNACES.
Superintendent Baker Thinks the City
Needs Them to Trevent Cholera One
for the Enst End and LawrenceviUe and
Two on the Southside Wonld Be Enough.
Superintendent Baker, of the Bureau of
Health, is much worried over the garbage
question. The refuse of the city is growing
each day and there is no way of disposing
of it, save what can be burned in one fur
nace. "The health of the city," said he, "ia
being affected each day. We have bnt
one furnace and it only has a capacity of
30 tons. By crowding it we can burn 0
tons a day. This is hard on the furnace as
it is constantly burning out Every few
days we have to make exteusive repairs on
it. I want at least four more furnaces.
There should be one in the East End,
Lawrenceville and two on the
Southside. ' We could get along
with these. They ought to be
put up for ?6,000 apiece. My idea is to
have enough furnaces to burn all of the
garbage collected in the city from both pub
lic and private places. If we do not get
these furnaces the chances for cholera will
be a great deal better.
"There is another thing I want and that
is a law governing tenement house;. The
tenement house of Pittsburg to-day is one
of the worst choleia breeders we have.
There are hundreds of rooms in the city
with 12 and 15 people living in them. I
think the Legislature will do something to
remedy this at the coming session. I also
think it will pass a law regulating the care
of diphtheria and scarlet fever patients."
IEE FIBE EEC0BD.
Tamplco, Mexico The Electric Insulation
Melniore, O The Griffith residence, dur
ing The lamily's absence. Loss, $2,030; insur
ance, 91,600. Origin, incendiary.
Freeport, Ill.-'Seeley & Eeed's drygoods
store. The firm carried a stock worth $00,
000, of which little was saved; half Insured.
Franklin street A small Are in the honse
of Abraham Green, CS Franklin street, was
cansed by an exploding lamp. It was ex
tinguished with a loss of about $25.
Cincinnati During a small blaze In a four
story building, corner of Fourth and Elm
streets, several nanow escapes wero made
by colored lamllles who Inhabited the top
Cleveland The Cleveland gas fixture fac
tory damaged 120,000 Loss on buildlm;,
owned by Colonel Joun Hay, $5,000. Three
cirls, overcome by smoke, wt-re rescued
Sonth Fifteenth street An alarm was sent
In from bov 191 las: evening caused by a
slight Are in an oil shed ndjolning the plant
or the Oliver Steel and Iron Comnanyon
South Fifteenth street. There was no dam
age. Sheboygan, Wis. The county insane asy
lum damaged $500. Chester Carver, the nUht
watchman, was suffocated. Superintendent
A. J. Whiffen was seriously burned in en
deavoring to save Carver. Origin, an over
Thir.'y-sirth street Stable owned by
James Egan. in hlch In one horse and sev
eral cows were burned to death early yes
terday mornlnz. Loss, $1,300; fully cororea
bv insurance. The tire was caused by an oil
lamp exploding in the stable.
Calcutta The Are on the British ship
Dumbarton Bock, hence for San Francisco,
but which was compelled to return because
of the fire, Is still sir.oldeiing. The vessel is
badly damaged. Tne caro is also uam
aged; but not to such a gieat extent as tho
Allegheny Lime works of Jamos Hunter,
lust below the Sixth street bridtre. loss 43.000.
with no Insurance. The tire was causcu by
a natural cas explosion in the morning, in
which T. Montgomery, an employe, was
badly shaken up. This is the third time tho
works have been deitioyed by Are.
Peoria, 111 The Enterprise distillery.
This was one of the distilleries recently
fitted up by the trnst, and hart only been in
actual operation about two weeks. It was
oiiulnally built by Edward Spelltnun and
James Doheny, who sold It to the trust for
$100,000. It was the building In which Spoll
uiau lost his lire. This is the third time it
has been dostrnyed.
Evansville, lnd. The bnsine's block oc
cupied by the G. W. Warren nunlc hon.e,
Uambert Broi.', Jewelry, and bmitli & Ilm
terflelrt. stationers. The losses: Itullding-i,
$23,000; Warren, $20,000: Gambert Bros., ?.-o,-00
J; Smith A; Butturtield, $-000); insurance
on the bnilding and content-, about two
thirds. Soveral adjoining buildings were
COLLIDED WITH THE STATUTES.
Aasiza MoTavisii Is charged with assault
ing lier sister Elizauetx Both liro at 123
STErHux Meets I in Jail awaltinz trial for
cutting Michael Ynuator. Uotli won uro
employed at tbe Edzar Thomson work,
where tho tiouble occurred.
Williaji Jamisox and Frank Garrison,
hoys K and 15 years of age, were arrested
last nljht by Oflleer Kennj for lmildini a
bonilio on Tenii avenue near Xinotccntli
stiee:. Hoth boys weio locked up iu the
Twcllth ward polico station.
ISUFFAI.O 151LL. organizing a syndicato
fur a Gre.it fiamo Vark. It end his own story
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petite ceases, take JohaWI
HofTs Malt Extract, it
acts like a charm and
tastes splendid. Be sure
to get the "genuine,"
which must have the
signature of "Johann
Hoff" on the neck of
every bottle, and take no substitute.
Use Johann HofTs Malt Bonbons for
Sore Throat. Coughs, Colds. de4
Ladies' Seamless Balbriggan Hose, i2jc, 15c, 18c, 22c, 25c, 35c, 38c,
45c, 56c and upward.
Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, 10c, i2jc, 15c, 18c, 20c, 25c, 35c, 38c, 40c,
45c, 50c, 56c, 75c, 88c and upward.
Ladies' Black Onyx Hose, with white feet, 40c, 50c and upward.
Ladies' Black Lisle Hose, 38c 50c, 56c, 63c, 75c and upward.
Ladies' Black Silk Hose, 75c, 88c, $1, 1.25, $1.50, $2.
Ladies' Fancy Cotton Hose, i2jc, 15c, 18c, 20c, 25c, 35c 38c, 40c, 50c
Ladies' Fancy Lisle Hose, 40c, 44c, 50c, 56c, 63c, 75c and upward.
Ladies' Fine Fancy Silk Hose, $1, $1.50 and upward.
Ladies' Fleece-Lined Balbriggan Hose,. 20c, 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c.
Ladies' Black Cotton Fleece-Lined Hose, 25 c, 35c, 40c, 50c and upward.
Ladies' Woolen Hose, 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c and upward.
Ladies' Cashmere Hose, 40c, 50c, 63c, 65c, 68c, 75c, J5i and upward.
Gentlemen's Brown and Gray Mixed Cotton Half Hose, seamless, 10c
Gentlemen's English Cotton Half Hose, seamless, gusseted, worth 20c,
Gentlemen's Slater Cotton Half Hose, i2j4c, 18c, 25c per pair.
Gentlemen's Fancy Cotton Half Hose, seamless, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c -Gentlemen's
Fine Lisle Half Hose, 35c, 50c and upward.
Gentlemen's Gray Mixed Woolen Hose, 20c
Gentlemen's Natural Woo! Half Hose, 25c, 35c and upward.
Gentlemen's Camel's Hair Half Hose, 25c, 35c and upward.
Gentlemen's Black Wool Half Hose, 25c, 35c and upward.
Gentlemen's Blue Mixed Woolen Half Hose, 35c.
Gentlemen's Merino Half Hose, 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c and upward.
Gentlemen's Cashmere Half Hose, 35c, 40c, 50c, 75c and upward.
CHILDREN'S WOOLEN HOSIERY.
Children's Black Ribbed Wool Hose, all sizes from 5 to Sj, our regular
25c quality, at 20c.
Several numbers extra quality All-Wool Hose, sizes 5 to qj, at 25c
Black Cashmere Hose, 1 and 1 ribbed, seamless, double knees, all sizes,
Children's Heavy Black Cashmere Hose, fashioned, all sizes, at 35c.
Black Cashmere Bicycle Hose, extra heavy, extra long, at 40c.
Extra Heavy Black Cashmere Hose, very serviceable, at 50c.
Children's Genuine English Black Ribbed Cashmere Hose, 4 threads,
spliced knees and heels, worth 75c. We sell them as an advertisement
only at 50 c.
Children's Medium-Weight English Ribbed Black Cashmere Hose, all
sizes, at 50c.
Black Hose, positively fast dye, guaranteed all wool, at 40c and 50c.
Extra Fine Black Cashmere Hose, 35c, 40c and 50c, according to size.
Children's English Black Cashmere Hose, spliced knees, at 50c, 55c and
60c, according to size.
Misses' Ribbed Black Cashmere 'Hose, spliced knees, 50c, 60c, 70c and
80c, according to size.
Misses' Black Silk Hose from $i to JS1.75, according to size.
FLEISHMAN & CO.,
504, 506 AND 508 MARKET ST.
MAIIi OBDEBS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
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