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Powderly Arrives, Captures D. A. 3. E. of L, and A3SWEBSS03IE QUESTIONS The G. 31. W. Says Tom Barry is a Lunatic, a Liar and an Ass. KICKERS SEEM TO BE SATISFIED. Those Serious Charges Against W. T. Lewis to be Befuted. TWO GREAT IKDUSTBIAL INTERESTS "Wc have met the enemy, and they are ours:" Ibis familiar telegram cent by Commo dore Perry to "Washington might have been sent by General Master 'Workman Powderly to the National head quarters of the Knights of Labor at Philadelphia yester day. Mr. Powderly ar- rived in the city in fm the morning and after dinner 'was es corted to the annual meeting of D. A. 3, by Master "Workman Doyle and other members of the order. Business was suspended and for three hours the great labor leader addressed the dele gates and cx-delegates, answering all ques tions that were put to him promptly and satisfactorily. Members who have been classed as "antis." and who have claimed that they would like to "tear his hair out," depose him, or anything to force him out of the order, practically fell down on their knees and might have worshiped him with out seemingly changing their ideas more completely. In three hours Mr. Powderly undid one week's work done by Mr. Barry. Before Mr. Powderly began to talk, a special oath or pledge was administered to the members not to divulge anything that occurred at the meetinc. "When the meet ing adjourned none of the delegates would tay a word, except that "Powderly is right, and Barry is wrong. "We are convinced that he has been a much-abused man." Msmm imm w WHAT WAS KEALLT DONE. Notwithstanding the efforts at secrecy, a Dispatch reporter obtained a meager but accurate report ot the proceedings. "When the meetinjr was called to order by Master "Workman Doyle, and a Committee on Cre dentials was appointed, it was found that 58 delegates were entitled to seats in the convention. This is a decrease of 20 com pared with the last quarterly convention held :n October. Mr. Doyle, who is a mem ber of the Tube "Workers' Assembly, but who was defeated as delegate and elected alternate, showed up with the credentials. The matter was evidently fixed as the delc gateelected did not pntinan appearance. Mr. Dovlc is therefore a full-fledged delegate and entitled to use the rights and privileges of one. The work of seating delegates occupied the morning session, when Mr. Doyle an nounced that the General Master Work man would be with them in the afternoon. This was greeted with cheers, and the mora ine session closed. In the afternoon Mr. Doyle made up his list ot committees Resolutions, Good of the Order, Distribution and one or two others but declined to announce them until this raorni nz. He then introduced General Master "Workman Powderly in a neat speech, and it was several moments before he could speak, on account of the apnlause. Mr. Powderly began his address by saying that he had read in Eastern papers tele grams from Pittsburg to the effect that there was a religious war here; that the district was soing to pieces, and other sensational reports. He tnen determined to come here and investigate. These reports, he claimed, proved to be unfounded, and be was pleased to hear that D. A. 3 is in good shape. SOT A BIT SCAKED. He had great difficulty in arranging the affairs of the office so that he could come, and as Mr. Powderly does not make a prac tice of attending district meetings, his visit here led people to make the remark that he was "scared." This Mr. Powderly em phatically denied, and after reciting the proceedings of the General Assembly held at Indianapolis, he said he was rcadv to answer any questions asked him resarding alleged crookedness in the general office, or anything the members present desired to ask. Before doing this, however, he had the members nresent give a pledge not to di vulge either question or answer. This was evidently done to prevent a repetition of the notoriety he and others obtained by ex posing his answers to the 50 celebrated ques tions asked by Mr. Haskell, and answered at a district meeting at Denver, about two years ago. The delegates, some of whom had been led to believe some ot the serious charges made by Tom Barry, seemed to be glad of the opportunity to clear their minds of doubt regarding alleged crookedness in the general office. Instead of having to answer .W prepared questions, as was the case at Denver, Mr. Powderly was asked Inlly 100, and had no time to prepare answers, as many of them were not anticipated by him. He was caual to the occasion, however, and responded instantly to every question pro pounded by the delegates. His answers were concise and to the point, and everyone was answered promptly and satisfactorily. "When a delegate asked about the cele brated wine bill alleged to have been paid with the order's money by John "W. Hayes, the present Secretary-Treasurer, and the re fusal ot the convention, through instruc tions from Mr. Powderly, to hear an item ized report, be said: IT WAS DONE BT MOTION. ""When Mr. Dovey, of your city, began to read the report in the General Assembly, held at Minneapolis, a delegate moved to dispense with the reading of an itemized account of the expenses of the gen eral officers. A vote was taken, resulting in a tie 62 to 02. I had the deciding vote, and voted in favor ot reading the r This I can prove." . And Mr. Powderly read fro report of the proceedings of tba several paragraphs bearing ot inent. Continuing, he said: "The wine bill, of which so mu said, is absurd. There was no win wav this got out and was so extei eulated is this: Mr. Hayes' hoti made up on a printed slip. Onth word 'wine;' but as there was n room on the slip for the different ai tained, the sum of 10 cents wa alongside of the word 'wine. If M had purchased wine at the expense order would any sane person beli he would put the sum of 10 cents in pense account? There has been t deal ot talk and ink wasted over' cents! You can gauge Barry's call. . that." "Did Tom O'Eeilly draw 81,250 fro- U order's money while he was rusticatu t .Florida?" was asked. "Emphatically, he did not," was P derly's reply; "and the statement that he sent an alligator to the office at the order's expense is also false. "We have no use for alligators." "Why do von not meet Barry and answer his charges?'' "I have answered all the charges he has made in the General Assembly at Indian apolis. A report of the proceedings is being printed, and all good Knights will be enabled to read it in a few weeks. I have met Barry for the last time." HE WAS MAGNETIC. "When Mr. Powderly had concluded an swering questions, the meeting adjourned, but not one person left the hall until they had all shaken hands with him. He sat in the middle of the room, and spoke a pleas ant word to all. "When the delegates re tired, a Dispatch reporter had a talk with the head of the Knights. "When he was informed that it had been reported that he came here in the interest of John P. Doyle, and would try to influence the delegates to re-elect him, Master "Work man Mr. Powderly said: "I did not come here for any electioneering at all. I heard that D. A. 3 was in a muddle and came to straighten out tbo affairs if possi ble. I find, however, that I have been de ceived and that the order here Is in good shape. 1 consider the Knights of Labor in better con dition to-dav than ever before. In 1SS5 we bad 100,000 members, and a -ear later 720,000 were reported on the book. An increase of 000.000 in one year is not healthy for any organiza tion. Some came in through curiosity, others came in to carry out certain hobbies which they found thev could not do; others were dis appointed. These different classes have dropped out and to-dav wo have a solid mera bcrhlp of 300,000. The membership is not of the fleeting kind that go out at tvery whim. Last month 49 new locals were organized and 50 locals were restored to membership. We have exonerated 120.000 members from pay ment of taxes due the order because they ere in trouble." What effect will the secession of the ax makers here have on the order?" was asked. "None at all," was Mr. Powderly's reply. "The axmakers that have been deceived by Barrv have gone out, but they are intelligent people and will not be deceived very much longer. Barrvcanbarkatthe Knights of la bor, but like the little dog that barked at the moon the order will move on just the same." WE, THE COOPEES. "It is stated that the coopers intend to with draw. Is the report correct?-' "No. Two coopers in Chicago were expelled from the order and held a meeting and issued a manifesto to the effect that 'We, the coopers of Chicago, have decided to leave the Knights.' " "Barry says that if his charges against you are not correct you have a good case against him for slander and he wants to know why you don't sue him." "Life is too short to bother with men like him. I believe he is a lunatic, and know that he is a notorious liar. I am a public officer, and cannot sue nersons for libeling me: that is. I would only be wasting time, with but little prospect of accomplishing anything." "Barry says you you got 52,200 from the order to build a bouse in Scranton which, to his knowledge, you never paid back." "I don't owe the order anything, did not get all that is due me and paid back some that I got." "Will the new Miners' National Progressive Union injure N. T. A. 135?" "No, sir; N.T. A., 135, is in good shape and cannot be injured by the new organization. I do not propose to answer in public the charges made by Mr. Barry, but as tar as finances are concerned. I will say this: The first four yeais I held the office of General Master Workman 1 returned to the order every cent paid me in salary. That is something that is not generally known, hut it can be proven by referring to the records." NOT TOO POLITICAL. Mr. Powderlv. in answer to a question as to whether L. A. 300, composed of window glass workers, was not liable to expulsion lor taking an active part in the recent Presi dental campaign and replied in the nega tive. He said there was nothing in the con stitution to prohibit any local assembly from doing as the window glass workers did. Mr. Powderly was here interrupted by a committee from the Salesmen's Assembly which meets on "Wednesday evening. "Xh-.j invited him to attend their meeting and he accepted the invitation and delivered another long address, but it was about the same as his alternoon talk. The meeting did not adjourn until 11 o'clock when Mr. Powderly retired to his room in the Central Hotel. He will attend the dis trict meeting to-day and will leave for his home this evening. A member of D. A. 3, who was seen at the close of the meeting, gave a reporter for this paper the exact memb-rship of the dis trict. Two years ago the district had 11,000 members but to-day only 1,763 are in good standing. HE MOST AKSWEE. W. T. Lewis Ordered to Refute the Serious Charges Made Against Him by Secretary Watchorn. The following telegram was received here last night from Columbus, in reference to the serious charges preferred by Bobert "Watchorn, of this city, against ex-Master "Workman "W. T. Lewis, of N. D. A. 135: At the miners' convention to-day the consti tution prepared in accordance with the Na tional Progressive Union of Miners and Mine Laborers was adopted, and the organization of District 10 affected. Temporary officers were elected as follows: President, John McBride; Secretary, Ebenezer Lewis. A resolution was adopted exempting all miners in good standing in cither If. IX A. 135, K. of L., or tLe National Federation of Miners and Mine Laborers on December 6, 1SS8, from the payment of initia tion fees to the National Progressive Union of Miners and Mine Liborers until March L 18S9. A resolution was also adopted recommending the miners to use onlv cigars bearing the label of the Cigarmakers' International Union, which organization is boycotting prison, rat and "coolie" made cigars. The convention went into executive session during the afternoon to consider the charges made by Secretary Watchorn. of National District Assembly 135, K. of L., against ex. Master Workman W. T. Lewis, now Secretary of the National Progressive Uuion. It will bo lememberedjhatat the recent convention of the Knights in this city Mr. Lewis, with a number of prominent leaders of National District Assembly 135, left the order, against the protestation of General Master Workman PoderIv. and joined the new miners' organi zation. His withdrawal from District Assem bly 133 gave rise to a bitter personal fight, re salting in Secretary Watchorn. of No. 135. is suing a circular indorsed by Mr. Powderly, making some very damaging state ments against Mr. Lewis. He al leged that while Master Workman of District Assembly 135. Mr. Lewis was also Secretary of a railroad company, and that lie charged certain expenses incurred in business connected with the railroad company to Dis trict 135, and also to the railroad company. In a circular recently issued, Mr. Lewis denied the charges made by Mr. Watchorn, and declared his intention of answering him through the courts. When it was suggested that the con Tention take some action in regard to the charges made by Mr. Watchorn, the situation was calmly and freely discussed. There was a general sentiment expressed by the delegates that Mr. Lewis owed it to the new orgauization to refute the charges, since he had been ele vated to such an important position among them. None of the delegates were willing to believe the charges until they had been proven, but if they were true they wanted to know it. The charges were put in such a manner in Mr. Watchorn's circular that it was necessary that they should be reputed. Many testified to the character and ability of Sir. Lewis in a manner very creditable to that gentlemen. One dele gate said he did not believe the National Progressive Union, in the present stage of its organization, could afford to permit tho National Secrctarv to pass the charges without rctutlng them. He lurther believed that If ' largeswere proven false it would be a Soomcrang to the organization in whose sts they were circulated. The matter ferred to a committee to be reported in ruing. Mnyor DlcCnllln Kick, e first annual message of Mayer Mc o Councils that gentleman expresses sitiou to some of the estimated ex es of the different heads of the three nts of the city for the ensuing year, 1 -xpects to have a particularized ac- " Knitted to him. Chief Brown, it d yesterday, did not like the ', ' -quest very much, but he is going with it all the same. Cnptnred His Since. icer John Mercer attempted to rrest, between Eleventh and ets, Penn aveuue, yesterday, aulted him and wrenched his n. He succeeded in getting , but the men got away with- ted. COOL, DEWY FLOWERS Materialized at an Allegheny Seance by a Local Medium. VISITORS LADEN WITH BLOSSOMS. Extraordinary Scenes in the Circle After ward Formed.) A TALE FOE BELIEVER AND" SCOFFER A series of most extraordinary, events oc curred in spiritualistic circles last evening that are worthy of note, as being of interest to even the unbelievers and skeptics, who very properly demand proof of everything. It may or may not be known that in Alle gheny there is, according to. Mrs. Bliss, one of the most powerful flower materializing mediums in the world. He is a pure Mexi can by birth, and his almost unpronounce able name has been plainly. Americanized into Green. - ( The queer events relerred to will be spoken of here plainly in a descriptive way as heretofore, without effort to expose or to confirm. In a house on Sandusky street, well known to Pittsburg Spiritualists, a party ot 12 gathered and formed the usual circle about a plainly-draped corner of the room. Curtains had been hung up, and an examination of course revealed nothing. Flowers in a Spirit Sand. Green, a tall, dark, melancholy looking nan, entered the room, advanced to the center of the circle abd was almost im mediately "under control." HOW COULD HE DECEIVE,? His trousers were rolled above his knees and he was stripped to his undershirt to show that no legerdermain was to be practiced. He staggered about like a broken reed lor a moment, reached his hand up into the air and brought it to his side again. , A faint, delicate perfume of newly budded flowers told the circle what his hand con tained, and no one was surprised when, with averted face, he handed a most lovely bunch of roses to a chosen one. Then the flowers came thick aud fast from actually nowhere. The walls seemed hung with them and the cabinet became a conservatory, and one man was nearly frightened to death upon being presented with a beautiful stalk ot dewy hyacinth by a fair The Head Out of the Cabinet sleeveless hand that was connected with no body, not even that of a spirit. This cold statement seems almost ridiculous, but the result only is given; let others look for and explain the cause. Then A TEEKIBLE STRUGGLE seemed to occur between Green and an un known, and the reason was finally obtained through another medium. ""Josephine," his favorjte spirit, had told him his aunt was to die between the hours of 10 last night and 10 to-night, and that he was wanted. The papers ou investigation to-morrow will confirm or disprove what all present agreed upon as being a pronounced test The lady lives in this city. The strain upon the man was so great that blood burst irom his nos trils and mouth, and he was taken to an other room where he completely collapsed. The Writing Medium. Meanwhile the heavy narcotic odor of the flower-perfumed room had be'numbed more senses than one, and the strangest in cidents followed so fast one upon another "(hat they could scarcely be realized. In olden days it would be sworn that those n the room were possessed by a thousand devils. A pretty vouriady was thrown into a trance, a table was drawn up, and with a pencil and paper she traced a score of messages from the spirit world, each in a different handwriting. All this time she looked steadily into space, never even glanc ing at her pencil, yet it never ran oyer the edge ot the paper, and never faltered or hesitated for a word or name. ' THET WERE ASTOUNDED. Even in the midst of the intense interest created by this magnetic something caused all to turn their heads to one side of the room, where another extraordinary spectacle was presented. "Fred," a medium, was acting in the strangest manner, exerting himself violently, as if warding off the gaze of a voung man in the circle. The air seemed charged with electricity, and a pale blue light wavered about the corner of the room. A deep silence (ell upon all as they watched the struggle of mind between the two. Fred was strong, but the other was stronger, and the former threw his hands to his face and sunk back asleep, mesmerized. Another in the room had been overcome and sought the cabinet, where he snored comfortably away in an unnatural sleep uhtil the circle broke up completely demor alized, many of them stating their belief that the phenomena of spiritualism should be left severely alone and all'attention be devoted to the scientific explanation, be it mesmerism, magnetism or spiritualism.. It is certainly a question "whether such scenes are elevating, though the beantiful results of flowers dispensed with a lavish hand cannot be called degrading. The &$f flowers seemed actually wet with dew, they were so cool and fragrant They had evi dently not been cut, but each stem bore the marks of having been violently torn from the parent plant. So much for what was- seen. It can all probably be explained most lucidly by Spir itualists, and also by unbelievers. A COUNTY OFFICIAL IN IT. Mr. Barns Says He Paid Money to Member of tbc Fall Grand Jnrr. Thomas Burns, the Penn avenue saloon keeper, arrested on jt charge of illegal liquor selling preferred by Inspector Mc Aleese last September, yesterday .made a confession that puts the grand jury of that month in a bad position. Burns says he paid some of the members "loans" amounting to $400, which he said he never expected to receive again, not to find a true bill against him. The first bill was ignored, but the In spector appealed, and a true one was found against him. Burns said he received a pri vate tip from one of the jurors that such a bill would be found, and he cleared out and went to Youngstown. Burns furnished the names of the jurors who accepted money. Inspector McAleese said one is a well known county official, and the others were rather good citizens. He did not know what would be donp at present. OPPOSED TO tIT. Tho Sixth Ward Wishes to Havo Allegheny Third-Class Still. The citizens of the Sixth ward, Allegheny, held a meeting in the schoolhouse last night to continue the new classification dis cussion. Dr. "W. J. Eiggs was made Chair man and George Bothwell Secretary. There were in ' the neighborhood of 100 people present, the majority of them being in clined toward making the city one of the third-class. Speeches were made by Dr. Gillilord, Councilman Steffan and Council man Cochran, ail bearing against accepting second-class measures. It was decided that a committee of five be appointed by the Chair to draft a set of reso lutions expressing the sense of the meeting jand this to be read at a future meeting to be caned oy tne unairmau. xne inairnian then named John "Wilhelm. George Both well, Dr. Gilliford, Councilmen Cochran and Steffan. AHEAD OF THE TRDST. The Wcstinchonse Company Scenrci nn Electric Contract In St. Louis. The Westinghonse Electric Company yes terday secured the contract for a large elec tric light plant in St. Louis. For a number of years there were four companies in that city, who formed a trust, and by means of their monopolv of electric lighting, it is al leged, they robbed the city and the people systematically by charging an exorbitant rate for their commodity. The "Westinghonse Electric Cimpany is going into the city as a competitor of these combined concerns, and it is expected that the Pittsburg company will soon make itself felt The contract awarded to West inghonse yesterday amounts to 5000 16-can-dle power lights, which is to "be increased to double that number of lights in a few months. CONGRESSMAN JOHNSTON. He Tried to Make Harrison Commit Himself on Ills Cnbinet. Republican Congressman Johnston, of Indiana, passed through the city last night on his way to Washington from Indianapo lis. He was a member of the Electoial Committee who called upon President-cleet Harrison aud notified him of the official result of the vote in Indiana. Congressman Johnston said last night: ""While with the President-elect I tried to get him to commit himself as to who would probably constitute his Cabinet, but Mr. Harrison was too smart, and would not even drop a hint I do not think he has yet asked anybody to accept a portfolio, as it would not be quite the proper thing until he is officially elected and notified." JAPANESE MERCHANTS. The Disadvantage of Not liming Commer cial Drummers in'Japan. Y. "Wooyeno, Manager of the Kan Sai Trading Company, in New York City, passed through the city last night on his way to San Francisco. From that point he will sail for Japan, where he intends to make heavy purchases of Japanese goods for his firm. He said the craze for Japanese fancy goods is worse than Anglo-mama in New York City. Mr. Wooyeno was accompanied by Y. Nakamura, a Japanese merchant, of Japan. THEY JILTED QUEEN VIC. The British American Association a Grow ing Orennlzaiion. On next Monday evening there will be a general rally of the members of the British American Association of Pittsburg in Law renceville, when the members ef the Law renceville branch will be organized under the National Association. There are now four branches of the or ganization in Western Pennsylvania, with a membership of over 1,500, of whom about 1,200 are naturalized citizens of this coun try, while the rest have taken out their first papers. B. S: 0. ELECTION. Interest Felt Over tho Mention of Mr. Thomas M. Kins' Nnmo. Considerable interest was felt in this city yesterday by railroad men over the meeting of the board of directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, which was to have been held in the afternoon. The question of electing a second Vice President was to come up and it was ex pected that the name of Mr. Thomas M. King would be one of those mentioned. ANOTHER HOTEL. A Rumor Thnt Mr. Tienry Fhlpps la After Wood Street Proprrty. It was rumored yesterday that Mr. Henry Phipps was at the head of a syndicate to purchase the block of property on the lower side of Wood street, from Fifth avenue to Diamond street, and build another large hotel ou the site. I.cnf by I.enf tho Roses Fall. The perennial rumor appearing in yester day's evening paper to the effect that a new union depot would be erected, and adding that it would go up at thePoint, with tracks laid along the banks of the river to this spot and across the Allegheny by means of a new bridge, tfyus obviating all street cross ings, is denied by Superintendent E. B. Taylor, of the Fort Wavne, and Superin tendent Pitcairn, of the Pennsylvania. Wrecked a Shocshop. William Becker, John Vochats, Corrio Oswald, Joseph Richter, John Jones, John Osching, George Seibert, John Bc-itzer, Charles Wagner and John Smith, all of Millvale borough, have been prosecuted before Alderman Doughty for malicious mischief in smashing "thing3 in J. L. Shal lenberger's sboeshop. Two Frame Houses Bomed. Two frame houses on Sycamore street, Southside, owned by Mrs. "Katherine Walters, were burned yesterday afternoon. The loss is 83,000, covered by insurance. The houses were occupied by Fred Walters, David H. Smith and Hugh Fierst, who lost their entire household goods. A CENTENARIAN DIES. An Old Resident of Spring Alley Ex pires at the Age of 102 Years. A REMARKABLY PRESERVED MAN. He Distinctly Remembered the Capture of Bonaparte at Waterloo. NAMES OF HIS CHILDREN TET LITING Daniel Cain, a resident of Spring alley, who was probably the oldest man in Alle gheny county, died yesterday afternoon at his home, aged 102 years. The deceased was one of the best known citizens of the Twelfth ward. He was an Irishman by birth, being born in County Kerry, Ireland, September 9, 1786. He lived there until he was about 25 years of age, when he moved to the city of Limerick. In 18G8 he followed, two of bis sons who had emigrated to this country, and settled in the Twelfth ward, this city. In 1877 he moved into the house, No.i319 Spring alley, where he died yesrday. The deceased was the father of fonr chil dren, three boys and one girl. Thelatterdied in 1878, aged about SO years. His youngest son is Daniel Cain, living in Spring alley, and is about 50 years of age. His other two sons, Michael and John, are living and are over" 60 years of age each. The former is living on the hillside above the Twenty eighth street roundhouse and John is a res ident of the Twelfth ward. Mr. Cain was a remarkably healthy man and had a wonderful memory. Among other things he nsedto speak of was the capture of Napoleon at the battle of "Water loo, which he remembered perfectly. His remains .were encased in a very neat and plain casket, and were ex hibited at the house last night. To an ordinary observer, Mr. Cain would not ap pear tojbe more than three score and ten or four score years. His face was remarkably well preserved, and was not disfigured by the large wrinkles that denote old age. The hands, however, were pinched and wan, 'and the long fingers were shaped like wax tapers. Until abont the time of his death, Mr. Cain had enjoyed perfect control of all his faculties. At times he was childish, but the feeling soon wore away. A EDNAWAI FLEET. It is Cnnaht After a Llroly Steamboat Chase. A fleet of barges broke loose from Joseph Walton & Co.'s moorings near Saw Mill Bun yesterday morning. It was feared they would run into the lock walls at Davis Island and prove a total wreck. Two steamboats put out in pursuit. The chase was lively, but after two miles and a half were covered a rope was thrown over the post of one of the barges and the fleet was captured. THE TURTLE CREEK K0AD. Railroad Offlclnls From Philadelphia Look Over the Ground. Some of the officials of the Pennsylvania Bailresd have just returned to Philadel phia from a tour over the Turtle Creek Valley Bailroad. They were accompanied by twb engineers. As a result of this visit it is reported that 300 or 4Q0 laborers will be put to work next month on the little road. Such news pleases the people out around Murrysville. LARCENY OF A GOAT. A Fanny Case Out la the Twelfth Ward. f ""Larceny ofagoaf'is the(, charge made against Frank Neely before Alderman Nobbs by Edward Canbury. The parties live on Twenty-eighth street. Canbury says that he was the possessor of a fine goat which had defeated all animals of its kind in that neighborhood. Neely, it is said, desired to own the goat, but finding he could not purchase it, took it by force. F0TTERS' CONTENTION. The Annual Meeting to be Held In Washing ton on Monday Next. A party of about 30 pottery owners from East Liverpool and vicinity will pass through the city Saturday evenine on their way to Washington to attend the annual convention of potters at that place begin ning Monday next. The object of the meeting is to discuss trade and prices. New officers will be elected, and a banquet will wind up the convention. DEATH AT A CROSSING. An Old I'cddler Is Instantly Killed Near the Union Depot. John Corraher was instantlv killed at the crossing of the Ft. Wayne Bailroad, at Eleventh and Liberty streets, yesterday afternoon. He attempted to cross a moving freight train and tell under the wheels and was cut in two. The remains were taken to the morguefwhere the body was identified. The deceased was a peddler and lived in East Liverpool. His friends were notified last night. The Allegheny Bunko Man Arrested. Detective.Matt Pinkerton yesterday ar rested a man giving his name as C. W. Goodyear at Windsor, Canada. He is be lieved to be the man who benkoed John K. Lemon, of Allegheny, out of $10,000. Mr. Lemon left last night for Windsor to iden tify the prisoner, if possible. Killed by a. Fall. William Calhoon, a young plumber ap prentice, fell down the elevator shaft in the Westinghouse building, corner Penn ave nue and Ninth street, yesterday, and was killed. For the Sufferers. The proceeds of the Cathedral fair, by the direction of Father Wall, will go to night to the sufferers from the Wood street wreck. The fair has been well patronized so far. Not Oxer tho Tunnel. The agent for the Wesleyan Church prop erty on Wylie avenue, near Tunnel street, says the chureh does not stand over the Pan handle tunnel, as has been intimated. Smashed His Foot. A pile of iron fell on Fred Eeymer's foot in the Linden Steel Works yesterday and crushed it. CAUGHT ON THE FLT. H. W. Habtman, President of the Hart man Manufacturing Company, went to Hew York last night on business. A.M. Brackekridge, Passenger Agent of the Wabash Western Railroad in this city, returned last evening from the West. Charles L. Cole, Assistant General Freight Agent of the Pennsylvania Company, and two daughters, left for How Yorfc last evening on a short visit. James P. Witherow. proprietor of the Hotel Dnquesne, left last night for lew York to attend the banquet of tho Central Republi can League this evening. State Senator T. A. -Delamater, of Meadville, is in the city. Yesterday he spent in consultation with Sheriff McCandless in re gard to a number of political matters. UP-RIVER MINERS. The Beral-Annual Conrentlon of the K. of L. at McKcesport Yeaterday The Uni form Waco Scale Completed. The semi-annual meeting of Division No. 5, National District Assembly No. 135, of the Knights of Labor, which comprises the Monongahela and Youghiogheny coal regions, was held at McKeesport yesterday, in the Odd Fellows Hall. Twenty-eight delegates were present, besides the officers. The morning session was devoted to prelim inary business, such as approving creden tials. Addresses were delivered by John B. Itae, of Coalmont, Huntingdon county. Pa., who is National District Master Workman of No. 135, and by Eobert Watcharn, of Columbus, O., who is Secretary and Treas urer of No. 135. The business of the afternoon session was to take steps to strengthen and solidify the K. of L. in the two valleys, and to push forward efficient men for the good of the or der; to form a wage scale for the two valleys which will compete with the Kanawha and Ohio Valleys, was another object, and also to take steps in the present suspension among the miners along the Monongahela river, to close or continue it and make U universal, as over 1,000 men are at work in the valley and are being paid 3 cents, while others are idle, and it is reported right along that the entire valley is idle. The scale formulated will not be made public for the present Almost the entire afternoon was devoted to preparing it and it will probably not be completed before to morrow evening, It is rather a difficult matter to arrange the scale so as to put the Kanawha, Pomeroy and Monongahela val leys on an equal basis. This is the all im portant portion of the new scale. The two weeks' pay rule was brought up for discus sion. A ringing resolution was passed unanimouslv indorsing the two weeks' pay rule and calling upon all miners to ask for it always and to hold ont for it. NEW FREIGHT BATES. Pittsburg Agents Make a Slight Advance on Western Shipments. The Pittsburg committee of freight agents met yesterday in Mr. Means' office to take action on the old pig iron rates, which were rednced some months ago from the reg ular tariff to special rates. It was decided to restore the rates from the special to the old tariff figures. This will make an ad vance of about 10 per cent on shipments to Chicago, Cleveland, etc. The class rates from Pittsburg to other Western points were also advanced. This does not include articles of iron and steel. The new rates will go into effect January 28. THE JR. 0. U. A. II. PARADEj Great Preparations Made tn Celebrate , Washington's Birthday. The Jr. O. TJ. A. M. have elected Mr. Stephen Collins Chief Marshal for the order's parade on Washington's Birthday. Yesterday Mr. Collins issued his orders, aud appointed the various subordinate officers. There will be three divisions, G. M. Mur phy being marshal of the first; W. An gloch marshal of the second, and A. J. Nellie marshal of the third. The parade will move promptly at 1:30 P. M. About 10,000 men will be in line, and the officers of the State and National Councils will be present. A PANHANDLE CRASH. The Washington Accommodation Wrecks a Freight at Wlldwood. A slight freight wreck occurred on the Panhandle Bailroad at Wildwood station at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. At that time a freight train was crossing over to get out of the way of the Washington accom modation going west. There was no flagman sent back to stop the accommodation, and it crashed into the middle of the freight train. Two cars were badly smashed and all passenger trains were delayed. GETTING AT THE EVIDENCE. Mr. Moore Objects to Brace and Johnston as Witnesses In Vain. The hearing in the Brace Bros. boycott case was resumed yesterday before Master Woodward. J. B. Johnston identified the matter on the postal card sent to Brace by John Phillips. Mr. Brace also identified his reply to the postal card. Mr. Moore objected to the proceedings because Phillips is not a defendant in the suit. The objection was overruled. They will meet again in another week. BHE TOOK LAUDANUM, But Dr. McCord's Skill Frustrated Mrs. An drews' Suicidal Act. Mrs. Mark Andrews, living in Evans court, Anthony street, tried to commit sui cide last night by taking laudanum. Dr. McCord gave her emetics, and she is now believed to be out of danger. The reason givenby her in a letter for the act was that she didn't believe her husband cared for her. Mr. Andrews stated that three years ago she took a dose of rough on rats. The Ne-rr Miners' Union. John D. Conway, ex-Master Workman of Subdivision 5, N. T. A. 135, K. of L., has called a convention of miners to be held on January 30. Mr. Conway is Temporary President of Sub-divisicn 4 of the new Miners' Progressive Union. The conven tion will elect delegates to the Inter-State Convention at Indianapolis. The Bnrneil Sleeper Dead. Mrs. Roddy, the woman who was burned in bed at No. 514 Carson street, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the Homeopathic Hospital. An overturned lamp cansed the explosion. Anxious for Her Son. The mother of Ed. Miller, of No. 6 Bren wick street, is greatly worried over his dis appearance January 4. He is of good hab its and she iears an accident. He is aged 25 and wears a dark double breasted coat and was last seen on Seventh street. Nine Dollars for the Round Trip To Washington, D. C, and return via the Pennsylvania Bailroad, Thursday, January 24. Special train composed of Day Coaches and Pullman Parlor cars will leave Union Station at 8 A. 31. Excursion tickets at this rate are good on any regular train that date and to return within ten days, except "Lim ited." Sleeping cars on night trains. Se cure your seats in parlor and space in sleep ing cars at once. THE PEOPLE'S STORE. Ladles, Before buying trimmed hats or bonnets, look at our styles and prices and save money. Campbclt. & D'CK, 531'and 533 Wood street. B. fc B. Finest French Sntlncs And a large lot of them go to-morrow at 15c. Thld will be a picnic for this remnant day. To-morrow early. Boggs & Buhl. UyDEBWEAK Largest assortment, low est prices. All goods marked in plain figures. Strictly one price. Jackson's, ttsu 954 and 95G Liberty st. Use Eosalia Flour, Whitmyre & Co. Use Bosalia Flour. Whitmyre & Co. Necktveae All that is new and nobby at the lowest popular prices. Jackson's, 954 and 956 Liberty street, star corner.Pitts burg, Pa. xrsu READY FOR THE INDIANS. A Well-Known Minister Beeomesa Western Missionary nnd Is Tendered a Farewell Reception In Pittsburg. Bev. W. W. Carothers had his scalp fastened on very tight last evening at the Eighth Street B. P. Church. He is about to leave for Indian Territory, where he will establish a mission among the red men un der the auspices of the Women's Mission ary Society of the Pittsburg B. P. Presby tery. All the Covenanter congregations in the two cities joined in giving him a fare well reception last evening. Of course his cultured wife and child were included in Khe farewell. Kev. Mr. Carothers has been located at "Wilkinsburg for several years past. He volunteered for the Western Mission. His new home will be near Ft. Sill, in the Southwestern part of Indian Teiritory. That point is 80 miles from any railroad station, and the clergyman is now nego tiating with the Government for a gTant of land upon which Is plenty of timber and limestone. From these materials he ex pects to build his own house. It is expected that ample money donations will follow the minister and his family from Pittsburg. Fully 700 people were present to shake hands with Mr. and Mrs. Carothers. Bev. Dr. D. McAllister, pastor of the church, acted as master of ceremonies. Hon. Felix B. Brunot was introduced as the former President of the Indian Commission under President U. S. Grant. The gentleman spoke pleasantly of matters be became con versant with while among the Indiansof the far West several years ago. Prof.McClurkin also madefan address. Miss Bressley, Presi dent of the Women's Indian Association, talked briefly, and so did Mr. and Mrs. Carothers themselves. Miss Martin pre sented to Mrs. Carothers on behalt of the ladies of all the churches a basket ot flow ers. The affair wound up with refreshments for everybody. LOOKING FOR HIS FATHEE. A Prosperous Son Cornea Back to Hunt Up a Missing Parent. A gentleman of Oakland, Cal., appealed to the Department of Charities yesterday for information about bis father, Nicholas Carten. Carten formerly lived in Wheel in?, and the son has not hiard from him for iv,s: ,. Don't Miss Them, As yon may not get such another chance. The large stoek of pianos and organs in S. Hamilton's sales rooms, 91 and 93 Fifth av enue, must be sold. Every year at Febru ary 1 he takes stock and closes out all goods possible before that time, and now he is just in the midst of his annual clearance sale. If you will go in you will find unheard of bar gains. There is a number of very fine or fans in the front wareroom that you can uy lower than they formerly sold for cash, and pay for them in monthly or quarterly payments, all fully warranted. S. Hamixtos-, 91 and 93 Fifth avenue. THE PEOPLE'S STORE, Ladles, Before buying ribbons look at our assort ment and prices and save money. Campbell & Dick, 531 and 533 Wood st. Great Clearance Snle of Books, Stationery, pottery, pictures, albums and many useful articles will open Thursday morning and continue for three days this week. H. Watts & Co., 431 Wood street B. ib B. Drcis Goods, Saltings, Broadcloths, Col ored Cashmeres, All remnants and all short pieces, up to full dress lengths, go at this great semi annual sale to-morrow. Boggs & Buhl. Suits to measure from $18 up. Pants to measure from $5 up. Satisfaction guaran teed at Jackson's Star Tailors, 954 and 956 Liberty street. ttsu Look out for the great auction sale of drygoods this afternoon at 2 o'clock at M. Fire's, 102 Federal st, Allegheny. Ladies are greatly benefited by the use of Angostura Bitters, the South American Ionic. B. 6tB. Bemnants of 'black silk warp cashmeres and all full dress patterns of same will be measured up and be sold at interesting prices at to-morrow's great remnant sale. Boggs & Buhl. Shirts, our own make, Jackson's SI shirt 2,100 linen bosom, finest fitting shirts that can be made. None without the name of Jackson's. 954 and 95G Liberty st ttsu " Look out for the great auction sale of drygoods this afternoon at 2 o'clock at M. Fire's, 102 Federal st, Allegheny. JACKSOS'S, 954 and 956 Liberty St.home ready-made clothing, the only reliable ar ticle sold in Pittsburg. Every garment warranted to give the best satisfaction. TTSU B. fc B. Bead display ad. this paper and then come to our great semi-annual remnant sale. Friday, to-morrow. Boggs & Buhl. THE TURN OF THE YEAR SUGGESTS SPRING. All Winter Goods to bo Converted Into Money. Prices Made to Move Quickly. SILKS,"" SATINS, Flushes, Striped, Brocade and Shaded Velvets, Short and long lengths from Holiday Sales. FANCY BLACKDRESS GOODS, Fancy Pattern Costumes, Novelty Com bination ana Dress Lengths. Yard and a half wide Cloths, 50c. 65c and SOc; yard wide Novelty Suitings, 35c; double-width Cloths at 23c; Wool-faced Dress Goods atl2c, are a few of the many bargains for early comers. CLOAKS. 52 50 for a Plain Newmarket with Cape; 15 for a Fancy Newmarket; SlOfcr a variety of styles in Plain. Braided or Cape Sleeve Newmarket at a uniform price. S20 to $30 can be saved on Pattern Garments, only one of a kind, to to $15 on Plash Garments. Seal Garments of the best class at special prices. HEnrd, BitiEFc Eostan. 505 AND 507 MARKET STREET. Jl5-TT3SU IK FAVOE OF SEC0SD djJkSflJffp Allegheny Citizens Decide to Go Into That Grade A Fall Tote. At the citizens' meetiae in the Allegheny Common Council chamber last nfght abont the new charter, the Citizens' Committee recommended that they must decide to go into the second-class grade, or take steps at once to modify the pending legislative act, governing third-class cities, to suit the pres ent charter of the city. Mr. William Price introduced a resolu tion that it was the1 sense of the meeting that they instruct Councils to accept a charter of the second class for Allegheny. The resolu tion was passed, not more than four voting against it The committee was empowered to represent the citizens before the Council; THE LETTER CAME TOO LATE. A Mother Writes for Her Ennaway Boy Who Had Been Released. Louis Wertshafte, a Philadelphia run away boy, was locked up a few days ago. His parents were notified, but not replvinj. soon after the boy was released. Yesterday a letter came from his mother, asking how much it would cost to get him out ' j -:n5!w Officers Installed. - Davis Camp, Sons of Veterans, installed" the following named officers last night at No. 81 Fourth avenue: Captain, H. A. Davis: First Lieutenant, B. B. Foulk; Sec ond Lieutenant, T. Miller; Camp Council, J. H. Seifert, J. A. Irwin, L. H. E. Foulk; Division Delegate, E. K. Foulk. JOB. HDRNE i cn:a PENN AVENUE STORES. OUR ' JANUARY SALE JANUARY SALE JANUARY SALE -07- LADIE3' and CHILDREN'S CLOTH WRAPS CLOTH WRAPS GOES ON. ' Ladles' doth Ulsters at Jo. Several hundred Ulsters and Raglans at $10. These garments are about half prlos less than cost. We are in, earnest la . these "mark downs" as we must reduce our stock now. SEAL PLUSH JACKETS at ST. SEAL PLUSH COATS at S15. So it goes throughout our entire .' stock in this Cloak room; never such, ' bargains offered. "" i See the mark downs in Cloth Jackets, "t especially in stylish Colored Jackets, ' very latest styles. 1 One lot of LADIEV LONG GAB- M MENTS, with quilted satin linings, at jr 20, marked down from S25. r " it V. All these are new goods this season, r. and are well made and of excellent material. . ' 3 -' COME THIS WEEK. JDS. HDRNE k CO;! PENN AVENUE STORES. Wj ja!5-ThS CONSUME YOUR OWN GARBAGE IN stoves and ranges while nslne the samafor cookinsr, or any other purpose, by using tha Eureka Garbage Bcrner. For illustrative cir cular, containing f nil information, call on or address JAMES ANDERSON, . 53 East Diamond street Je5-n57-TT3 Allegheny. Pa. Walter J. osbobk. Richarbbabbowv BARROWS & OSBORNE JOB PRINTERS. 90 Diamond street Telephone No.SU seS-kS&rrssn 's-' i .:: i " . Ay sjssiMraBBt BBBsiir.