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IT IS BOOMING.
The Kniglits of Labor Increas ing in Membership. M.W. JOHN B. EEA'S FIGURES He Says the Membership Has Doubled in Some Sections. THE CHARGES AGAINST THE G.M.W. Postmaster Larkin Jlay Engage in the Cotton Tie Business, and WILL UTILIZE SEYMOUR'S PATENTS The disintegration in the Knights of Labor has been checked and the order is now in good chape and hundreds of mem bers are being added daily, particularly in N. T. A- 135, coal miners. Bidence of this was given to a reporter for this paper last evening by Master 'Workman John B. Bea. As is known he succeeded "W. T. Lewis to this position when the latter quarreled with the administration and ad vocated one national organization of coal miners. Mr. Rea has been all through the Con ncllsville region and yesterday returned irom a tonr of tbe Mnnongahela mines with very encouracing reports of large increases in membership. "The membership of 2T. T. A. 135 this month," said he, "has increased 1,500, that is in new members, while a large number of members who were behind in their dncs have paid up, and are now IN GOOD STANDING. "I attended a meeting of one local assem bly in the Monongahela valley last week where 40 members were reinstated. There is a law that a member who is more than six months in arrears can wipe out his in debtedness by paying the initiation fee of $1. Many are availing themselves of the opportunity to come back into the fold, and the order will soon be stronger than ever before. "In the coke region we have doubled our membership within a month and are now in good shape to insist on a uniform scale of wages. The men all have money and will not suffer through a strike, if one should be neceseary, as much in proportion as the operators. The members of the National Progressive Union and the miners and workers who do not belong to either organ ization will likely work together in any movement that is inangnrated for a uniform scale." STANDING BY POWDEELY. "What do ynu know of the report that Powderly brought several locals from N. T. A. 135, into D. A. 1G, in order to elect a friend to the General Assembly?" was asked. "That report is untrue, but is being used by Barry and others opposed to the order. The facts are these: Two locals in D. A. 16 decided at a meeting, when there were only a few members present, to withdraw and go into .N. T. A. 13o. At subsequent meet ings, when there was a full attendance, this action was rescinded. Powderly did not have anything to do witn the matter. I will remain here lor several days and con tinue my work among the miners on the river and rail and in the Connellsville re gion." Master "Workman Boss, of D. A. 3, who was recently elevated to the position, eays the district is in excellent shape, and the prospects for a large increase in membership before the next district meeting are very rosv. MAY MAKE COTTON TIES. Postmaster Larkin Will Likely Revive no O'd Pitlsbiirc Industry The Tariff a Good Thine for One Good Democrat. The manufacture of hoop iron and cotton ties, which was once one of the leading in dustries of this section, will likely be re vived. This industry was kille.l several years ago when the duty on hoop iron was cut off. Cotton ties can be brought into this country cheaper than they can be made here, as the freight is nominal, as they are used as ballast. About two years ago James Seymour, a boss roller at Lindsay & McCutcheon's mill, invented a machine for the manufact ure of hoop iron that greatly lessened the cost of production. A full description was given in this paper at the time. There was talk of a revival of the cotton tie industry here, and Mr. Seymour received a number of very flattering offers for his invention. Satisfactory terms could not be agreed upon, as the firms who bid for it wanted to buy it outright while the inventor in sisted on a royalty and the privilege of sell ing the right to use the machine to any manufacturer. Since that time nothing has been done, but the prospects for the passage of the Senate tariff bill, which imposes a dnty on hoop iron, seem to be good, and this will undoubtedly shnt out the foreign iron. The fact that a leading Democrat in this city, namely, Postmaster John Larkin, is seriously considering the advisability of en gaging in the manufacture of hoop iron and cotton ties, is an indication that the bill will be passed. Last week Mr. Larkin sent for Mr. Sey mour and opened negotiations for the pur chase of his patent, but nothing definite has yet been done. "When a Dispatch reporter saw Mr. Seymour he admitted that he was negotiat ing with Mr. Larkin, but declined to men tion the amount offered or any of the details until a sale is made. He says he has re ceived several oners lor nis invention, one firm agreeing to pay him S10.000 and a roy alty it the Senate tariff bill is passed. IN BEHALF OP THE MINERS. John Flsnnery and Homer L. DIcGavr Start Ing for Harrisburg. Mr. John Flannery, of the Trades Coun cil Legislative Committee, will go to Har risburg this evening to attend the K. of L. Convention which opens in that city to morrow. "While there he -w ill look to the interests of the miners' billspresented to the Legislature by Senator Hines aud Eenre bentative Farwell. which have some points that the miners favor. Homer L. McGaw, also a member of the Legislative Committee, will accompany Mr. Flannery, if possible. A CHANGE AT OSCEOLA MINES. New Proprietorship, With the Former Owner for tbe Ulnnngrr. Thomas B. Dewees will operate the Osce ola Coal Works, commencing early next month, and the former owner, Jesse H. De wees, will manage it. itor, will buy the coal lease of the Osceola Coal Company. j WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE. Stinting Comments From the Homeopath Upon tho Proposed State Board of Li censer and Examiners. The homeopathic physicians of the State are up in arms against their brethren, the allopaths. The question at stake is the passage of the bill now before the Legisla ture, which provides for the appointment of a State Board of Licensers and Examiners, whose duty it shall be to examine and license those who desire to practice medi cine. The opposition to the bill is based on the fact that, as it now stands, it does not pro vide for equable representation for the homeopaths and allopaths. Of the former there are nearly COO in the State, and they say that if a clause is not inserted giving them what they demand the bill cannot and will not be passed. They claim that an allopathic board is not capable of examining a homeopath, as there are manv radical differences in their prin ciples. Dr. J. C. Burgher, a resident home opath, was interviewed by a DisrATCH re porter, and said: "It would be a gross Injustice to allow this bill to pass as it is, for tbe measure might be used against us so as to shut us out from prac tice entirely. I am certainlv in favor of aboard such as proposed, for it will be a further ben efit to the public. We do not need it as badly now as vc did some cars ago, when the col leges turned out men whose education was in ferior to that of the present da." "Are there such boards in other States?" "Yes; to mv knowledge these exist In several States, and our school is represented on every one. It is not more than fair that here in Penn svlvania, containinc nearly 600 homeopaths, we should not be represented. Then again, there are the electrics, who claim to take the cood parts of both homeopathic and allopathic prin ciples. These should also be represented." Dr. McClelland, of Penn avenue, also a homeopath, said to a reporter: "This is the same old trick of the allopaths. They have tried it in several other States, not very long ago in Virginia, but it has always fallen through, and I think it has a very slim chance of success in this State." Dr. M. C. Blystone, of the Homeopathic Hospital, seemed to favor a board, provided that his school of medicine was represented. He said: "There is no doubt but that this bill will not be passed. It will be antagon ized by the different couuty organizations of the homeopaths and also "by the State or ganization. "We must have representation on any snch body, which, with the above proviso, would be beneficial." THEKE'S MANY A SLIP. How Two Pittsburg Coke Men and a Tonne Fellow Missed a Fortnne. An illustration of how one man misses it, and another hits it, is recalled by the his tory of the oil lands recently purchased by a Pittsbnrgcr in the Taylorstown district for S90.000. It seems a young fellow of this town was down in that district when the Taylorstown field was in its infancy. He Knocked about for a year or so and somehowmanaged to acquire a cood interest in 800 acres of Taylorstown land right on the line ot the new oil belt As a well was to be drilled at once on the land forfeited, he came to this city and re ceived a promise from two well-known coke capitalists that they would take hold and drill the well. The tno gentlemen fooled and fumbled around, consulted the "ex pert," and hesitated and were lost. The time of leasehold expired, the disgusted young man relinquished his title to the land and it fell into other hands. But two weeks asro 400 acres of the land were sold for $1)0,000 and the other half can't be purchased nt all. Two dignified gentlemen are dividing the time between kicking themselves and their "expert scout," who reported unfavorably on the landi and tbe' nnfortun!,te young man has drifted awav, no one knows or cares whither, though perhaps to hit it next time. AN ALLEGHENY INCENDIARY. A Grocery Store That Was Set on Fire Twice Within a Week. About 4 o'clock yesterday morning a fire broke out in a very mysterious way in the grocery of F. H. Bragdon, at the corner of Craig and Robinson streets, Allegheny. Officer Milligan noticed the blaze in time to prevent serious loss. An alarm was turned in from box 74, and the fire was extinguished with a loss of about $50. The stairway lead ing from the store to the second floor, which is occupied as a club room, was damaged. Assistant Chief Jones says there is every evidence of an attempt to destroy the build ing, and he will make an effort to appre hend the incendiary. About a week ago, he says, tbe carpet in the club room was cut into strips, saturated with oil and set on fire, but it was discovered in time to prevent a serious conflagration. As there was no fire in the building yesterday, Mr. Jones be lieves the fire was started by an incendiary. A NEW S0UTIISIDE CLUB. The Dllworlb, Porter fc Co., Strikers to Spend Thxir Time in Enjoyment. A new club, to be called the Z. "Wain wright Club, has been organized on the Southside, composed principally of Dil wortb. Porter & Co., strikers The club has rented a room at 403 Carson street, near the Franklin House, and intends to employ its spare time there, "so the police won't have any cause to make informations against us for beiug on the street corners," as one re marked to a reporter. The men say that they do not want any trouble in the least, and will do everything to prevent such. The club is intended to be a permanent one. OFF TO THE CAPITAL AGAIN. Allegheny's Charter Committees Again In the Legislative Tolls. The committee appointed at the citizens' meeting held in Common Council Chamber, Allegheny, on Saturday night, and which is to confer with the Finance Committee in relation to a new code of laws for Alle eheuy, will hold a meeting to-night for the. purpose ot organizing and preparing a form or action. The Charter Committee of Councils is to make another trip to Harrisburg and will leave for that city to-day. DEATH IN A HOCKING CHAIB. Exposure nnd Alcoholism tbe Canses of an Old Womnn's Disease. Bridget "Woods, aged 62 years, Irvine at No. 23 John street, was found dead in a rocking chair by her husband j'esterday morning abont 5 o'clock. She had returned home late Saturday night, and had gone to sleep in the chair. The coroner was notified and held an in quest yesterday afternoon, the jury render ing a verdict of death from exposure and alcoholic stimulants. Dancing Reception. The fall dress reception to take place at Christy's Dancing Academy, Thursday next, promises to be a grand affair. Ar rangements for the reception have been in progress for several months, and the pro gramme, just completed, presents an elabor ate and appropriate appearance for the oc casion. Tbe Injuries Cnnsed His Death. An inquest will be held to-day on the body of John Shields, the 14-year-old boy who was injured on Saturday night at .Mc Cnndlcss station, on the A. "V. K. E., and who died at the "West Penn Hospital yes terday. OO far a Bit of a Trip. Mr. E. A. Hervey, of Sydney, Australia, left for Chicago last evening on the limited. He has been in New York and is on his way home to Australia. THE ARTISTS' IDEAS. Wliy the Exposition Board Should Give Them a Good Place for A SPLENDID PUBLIC ART GALLERY. Plenty of Fine Pittsburg Talent, But It Must Be Encouraged, 0E CINCINNATI WILL -OUTSTEIP US The successful issue of the Exposition at no very distant date, and the uncertainty as to just what the Board is going to do in re gard to art, and what the effect of an art gallery in the Exposition would be, are sub jects of interest to every citizen who feels that a step in advance is toon to be made in every way. In an interview yesterday, John "W. Beat ty said what he thought himself, and what he had gathered among his brother artists in this city, and he certainly voiced the sen timents of the artists who are all interested in the action of theExpositton when he said: We should have a permanent art exhibition in Pittsburg and if the Exposition directors look favorably upon tbe project, now is tho t'me to discuss it. WhjT First, because tho city, as a great manufacturing center, needs it. Second, be cause it would be a standing expression of one phase of our intellectual life. Third, because it would afford all our people a po erf ul means of cultivating knowledge and taste. NOT ONE BRANCH, BUT ALL. To accomplish these objects, exhibits should not be confined to the fine arts. Every avail able article of borne or foreign manufacture, embodying art qualities In design and decora tion, should be included, and at the disposal, throughout the year, of students and repre sentatives of manufacturing establishments. It should, at least, be a reflex of the very highest standard, thus far attained, by American man ufacturers and designers. It is more than probable that this feature of a permanent ex hibition could easily be secured. Many manufacturers throughout this and other countries would doubtless contribute representative articles. Let us look at the subject more closely. A few years ago Major Samuel Harper read a paper before the Central Board of Education. He said: :lt is hard to admit it, but it is true, that for the most beautiful articles we are dependent upon foreigners. The reason is because we have neglected industrial education. We have been more careful about producing rmantity than quality. We pay an enormous trWute to foreign people. We hao the material, but we want the skill. The countries on the other side of tbe water reap the benefit. The time has come to inaugurate a-general system of indus trial education. Pittsburg onght to come among the first." At the annual convention of tbe Potter's Association, held in Washington this week (January 23), It was agreed among the mem bers that there is a rapid drift or opinion in the direction ot the production oi tne nner ana more artistic classes of ceramic ware. The vast bulk of the importations 'from foreign countries is of this product, hile the Ameri can manufacturer has been confining himself almost entirety to the cheaper grades of earth en ware. We. like the Indian, have been content to make clav pots, seeing nothing bnt tbe utility of the article. The same observation applies nithenuil force to many articles of home manufacture, Europe has been performing the intellectual work, AND HEAPING THE BENEFIT. This country has made rapid strides in the direction of artistic productions during tbe past few years. Tbe Cincinnati Kookwood pottery is known now for its artistic worth throughout the markets of the world. Cincin nati is not Pittsburg. The reputation this sister city is gaining through oue product, does not benefit our city. Tho National Potters' Convention referred to, by resolution, decided to oiler a liberal prize or series of prizes for artistic designs in the matter of form or decoration, for the pur pose of encouraging the production of original and artistic designs and decorations by purely American talent. Some time ago the President of one of our largest glass manufacturing es tablishments, in conversation with me. said that his chief difficulty in Pittsburg was to se cure competent designers. Now, if a Pittsburg designer or pupil decides to compete for one of these prizes, to what source shall he turn for mlormation or a standard? Or, what is more practical, if a Pittsburg artisan decides to create a new design for one of tbe many articles manufactured here, from what source shall he draw inspiration? He has but his own workshop and thearticles previously designed therein. He should Lave within his horizon then hole universe of de sign! Cut off from tbe student the knowledge of the past, and he must begin at tho beginning. Blot out tbe existing masterpieces of art, and the artist must studv tbe whole field for him self. This is what a permanent exhibition would mean to Pittsburg. A constant stimulus to manufacturers and means of education to 1 oang people especially. If Me could have the Vanderbllt collection of paintings In Pittsburg for ten years for public use. tbe effect would lie tremendous. Our tity Mould, in the matter of art, lay aside its swaddling clothes, and walk. Such is the educational influence of masterly works. EFFECTS OF A PUBLIC GALLERY: If we can have for public use, a complete representation of tbe highest attainment in design and decorative art, the influence will not be lost upon our city. She will begin to examine her children more critically before sending them forth. Having the means of comparison at band, we will thereby make advance. We can have this kind of a permanent exhibition, if we will, and if tbe nroject commends itself to the exposition management. To secure works representing tbe fine arts will be more difficult. Bad pictures would defeat the object. Good ones cost enormously. Nevertheless, the mas terpieces of tbe world can be secured in the f orm of pbotogra'ibs and other reproductions, at little cost. Plaster casts do not cost much, and they truthful) representtheartlstic wealth of ages Ira home bad been offered for paint ing in Pittsburg, it is probable that the 8hoen berger, the Woolf, and the Thompson Bell col lections of paintings would not have been taken from Pittsburg, without, at least, paying tribute to the native borne of the collectors. The finest architecture of the world could be represented by reproductions. Such an exhibit would benefit the Exposition Society's annual exhibition, and prova an enduring 'benefit to this city. It should be under the care of an incorpor ated aid society, whoe object should be to ultimately secure a perminent building, and steadih increase tbe usefulness of the organ ization and maintain a high standard for the exhibition. CITIZENS LINK DODBLEKS. Additional Smoking mid Bnggngo Cars Soon to Be Run. The Citizens' Traction Company will probably soon give its patrons auother con venience, in the shape of a smoking and baggage car, to be attached to the main car. The old horse cars wili be used for this pur pose, after undergoing slight alterations. The Catholic Pnrndc. Delegates representing 300 lodges and branches of Catholic organizations met last night, in the hall of Company B, Knights of St. George, on Penn avenue, for the pur pose of perfecting arrangements for the monster Catholic demonstration on Febru ary 22 The parade will take place in tbe morning, llr. TIios. Cosgrave, of Brad dock, was chosen Chief Marshal. A Handsome Gnteway Completed. The new gateway to the Allegheny Ceme tery, on Penn avenue, is about completed, as only the finishing touches remain to be done. Tbe gateway, together with house and tower, is built of unirimmed granite and presents a ery pretty appearance, being quite an ornament to that part of the city. He Insulted the Mayor. John Larimer was arrested on Federal street, Allegheny, late Saturday night for swearing. Mayor Pearson imposed ' a sen tence of ten days to jail, when the prisoner used some very insulting language ahd'His Honor increased tbe sentence to 30 davs. A Bluebeard's Sentence. Patrick Means, living in Howard's row, Manchester, knocked his wife down yester day and kicked her in the side. Officer Eberhart gathered him in, and Mayor Fear son sent him to the workhouse for 30 days. DISPATCH,1 - ' ll'KAY'S INDIAN LEGEND. He Gives the Noble Kcd Sinn's Theory as to How the1 Salmon Got'Above the Falls of tbe Columbia River. Captain Donald McKay, the veteran scout, who has served the Government 22 years among the Indians of the Pacific Coast as guide and interpreter, was found behind the scenes at the Indian show in Odd Fellows' Hall, Southside, yesterday evening by a Dis patch reporter, and, in the course of a little chat, told a legend or two that he had heard while among tbe Indians, which will doubtless be interesting as told in his own words. "When asked for a legend, he said: I might tell you about the time when there were no people, so the Indians believe, and all vi ere animals; but they could talk just like you and I can. The coyote, ho was the big man and ruled everything. The eagle, he was prettiest and most powerful among tbe birds. Tbe coyote was always getting In a trap, but always getting out again. He was a meau fel low, and used to change himself into any animal he wanted to be, and go round and see what was going on. It was be that broke Dalles Falls on the Columbia river and let the salmon go up. When he used to life way up North he didn't have any fish, because five young maidens, or swallows, owned all the fish, and blocked up the river with five stones, so they couldn't get up. After trying every means to break the dam, tbe cayote appealed to the lark with tbe broken wing, who was bis fortune-teller, and told him if lie didn't tell him bow to break the dam he would make it rain. So tbe lark told him to turn into a little child and float down the river in his canoe, and the five swallows would pick him un. This he did. and when the five maidens saw him they picked him up, and fed him and kept him in a hollow tree and gave hbii eels' tails to suck to keep blm from crjingand fed him on roots. When he grew up, one day he bled on to the fails, while they were digging roots, and there he found five bars and five caps which the five maidens wore on their beads. He put these all on, and commenced to pry off the rocks. Just as be got tbe first one off, the stick that one of tbe maidens was digging roots with broke, and, knowingsometbing was wrong, they rushed to the rock and fell on him aud beat him, and broke four of the caps; but, just before they broke the fifth one, ho rolled the lastrock off, and tbe salmon swam up tbe Co lumbia river. And then be called tbe meadow, lark with tbe broken wing, and he said, "Welt done," and told all the animals that whenever tho saw the swallow come up the river tbey could always find salmon; and so it is to this day. After the coyote was gone the five maidens' descendants all looked just like coyotes, and they grew up and were powerful TOUNG MEN'S CATHOLIC CLUB. Its Organization Perfected, and n, New Bnllding Soon to be Erected. The Young Men's Catholic Club, of St. James Church, "West End, completed its organization yesterday afternoon by the election of the following named officers: President, Christopher Moyan; Vice Presi dent, James O'Toole; Recording Secretary, Thomas O'Shaugbnessey; Financial Secretary, Timothy Kelly; Treasurer, James Fllnn; Board of Trustees, William B. Johnson, Thomas J. Foley, WiHiam Kelleher, Patrick Stack and Richard Connelly. The first steps at actual organization were taken a week ago last Sunday, when a tem porary chairman was appointed, and the project assumed definite form. The society commences with 77 charter members. The object of the club is to furnish a iplace ot amusement and pleasure coupled with re ligious work similar to the Young Men's Christian Association. They already have in view the purchase or lease of a piece of ground on which to build, as soon as practi cable, a clubhouse, with a library, gym nasium, bath, etc., the different committees being now at work to this end. The club will hold a meeting in the base ment of the parochial school building next Wednesday evening, and begin practice at athletic sports with the gloves, dumb-bells, tc. Father James H. Cosgrave was one of the prime movers in the club formation, aud ex presses a desire to see it grow and become very useful. COL. GEISCOH'S DENiiL. Tho Manager of tho Monon House Now Denies Everything. Colonel Griscom, of the Monongahela House, now denies in toto the item in re gard to the probable closing of the hotel, which was published yesterday morning. He and others in authority have allowed themselves to be repeatedly quoted in tne matter, and on all occasions have said that he would not renew his lease at $22,000 a year. In view of this fact, and that no other lessee had been secured, some natural conclusions were drawn, and, whether they are correct or not, time will tell. Some of the boarders at the hotel say they are angry because Manager Griscom did not explain to them which course might be pur sued. Certain it is that it he will not renew the lease, and no other parties take charge of the hotel, its doors will not remain open for the hotel to run itself. PAYING THE PIPER. Twenty-Two People Did Pcnnnco In Central Station Testerday A. 01. The sum total of Saturday night's amuse ments presented before Magistrate Gripp yesterday morning was 22. James Cleary had been pointing firearms in a Liberty avenue saloon and frightened everybody half to death 30 days to the workhouse. John Donavan was surely not his brother's keeper, for he threw a briok through a door in his relative's house, resisted arrest most forcibly and tore tbe officer's beautiful blue suit Two months to the same place. Twenty druuks and disorderlies, with one lone vag, were given each what they de served. A CLOSE CALL. Several Allegheny Fnmlllrs Narrowly Es cape Death by Suffocation. Tbe gas lamps in several localities in Al legheny, which had been lighted early in the evening, were suddenly extinguished about midnight Saturday. Several officers noticed that the lights had gone out and the gas was escaping. In order to prevent acci dent they notified people living in the vicin ity, who were liable to be suffocated while asleep. Dr. F. "W. Heron, whose residence is at the corner of North and Madison avenues, was aroused, and found his bedroom and office filled with gas. Several of his neigh bors were also informed. The cause of the sudden shutting off of the gas is a mystery. HERNIA AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE The Causes of Death of a Little Colored Lad InBraddock. 'Squire Holtzman, of Braddock, Saturday morning held an inqnest on the body of William Uorbin, the little colored boy found dead in its crib by its mother. The jury returned a verdict that the child came to his death through hernia, aggravated by gross negligence on the part of his parent. The child had been ruptured. The American mechanics' Parade. The committee on the first division of tlie "Washington birthday parade met in Odd Fellows' Hall, on tbe Southside. Saturday night. J. C. Shaler, of Grand View Coun cil, who had been appointed as Chief of Staff, resigned, and Marshal Murphy ap pointed B. A. Harris in his place. The aids to the Marshal's staff include the members of the committee and four additional mem bers from each council of the south side of the rivers. A Woman Falls on the Chnrch Steps. "While walKingdown the steps of the Butler Street M. E- Chnrch yesterday morning, Mrs. Mary Miller, the wife of a United States soldier at the Allegheny Ar senal, lest her footing and fell, fracturing oneof her legs.- Sh$ had to be taken home in an ambulance. - MONDAY, - JANUARY " QUERY OF THE H0UB. t Will Prohibition Prove More Effectual Here Than Elsewhere? - A "MAN WHO CITES KANSAS FOE IT. The Local Organizers of All Temperance People Yefy Active. BEADDOCKAIMS TO GO" DRY ANIWAI A gentleman wandered into this office last night straight from Kansas, and told of some of the tricks of people who are obliged to buy their budge on the sly. The gentle man is a well known business man here, who has been spending several months in Kansas. He says he is a temperance man himself, but opposes prohibition, and says he has had ample opportunity to see how stringent measures had a contrary effect and resulted in a case where extremes met. The gentleman had traveled all through Kansas, and had especially spent most of his time, for several months, in the small towns. Of these small towns, many of them are notorious the country around, as being "drug-store towns," and it is to these towns the business of the immediate country around drifts, while theaplaces that follow the spirit of the law, instead of the letter, are given THE COLD SHOULDER. In a drug-store town, the thirsty stranger is steered into a drng shop and handed n printed form. He writes down on the pad thai his name is John Smith and he is very ill indeed, and wants a pint of whisky for a tonic. Some doctor, or any doctor's name is printed on the tab and the drug clerk is safe. These stores, by the wav, consist of $50 worth of drugs and 5500 worth of whisky. Then the stranger is amazed at the frequency of billiard signs, but a billiard sign means plenty of booze. In the rear of the billiard room is a hole in the wall, and if the stranger wants beer he asks for "malt," if his stomach requires whisky, he asks for "cider," and many uniformed marshals are seen going in nnd out of these places. One town of 16,000 was especially quoted as having 127 'joints where liquors were illegally sold. NOT 80 BENEFICIAL. No stock was taken by the gentleman in the talk of the benefits of prohibition in Kansas, and he said the only benefit was to the. cities on the border or over tbe border in other States. Kansas City was quoted as an illustration. Fart of the city is in Kansas and part in Missouri and the portion in Missouri is placed at an enormous valnation above that portion in Kansas, and as drink was sold in the one State and not in the other the result was that ail business drifted into Missouri. The gentleman said that the greatest fail ure of prohibition would be in the fearful poison sold as whisky and beer. The par ties who were breaking the law must make a big profit and they adulterate everything. He cited several cases known to the public where men were actually indicted for man slaughter in killing their customers with illicit bad whisky. High license, issned to only respectable men, he claimed to be a solution of the question. UNITY OP ACTION. Growth of a Feeling In Temperance Circles That All Mast Combine. In deference to the growing interest in the methods to be employed in pushing the Con stitutional amendment question, Mr. Andrew Brvce, a member ot the Prohibi tion Executive Committee, was asked if there were anything new in that quarter. He said that the great temperance organi zations of the country were rapidly com bining in order to concentrate their eflorts upon the question. Of these organizations the Nationnl Temperance Society and the National "W. C. T. TJ. had recently volun teeied their aid to all the State societies to fight their one foe. The only condition they asked in the amalgamation was that there be entire unitv of action. Measures will speedily be taken by which the national and State forces may combine to the best advantage. He said a convention will soon be held where delegates from all societies and or ganizations will meet, irrespective of class or religious sect, to form a plan for united action and to take entire charge of the cam paign they see ahead. The convention of the Prohibition party, to be held in Harris burg on February 5, will certainly result in delegates being appointed for a united con vention, and in nil probability the meeting at Harrisburg will result in some important measures being formulated to aid this pro posed union. Some of the churches have also taken a step toward unity, and he hoped and expected that all churches would join in tbe movement. BRADDOCK AGAINST BOOZE. Tho Clergy of the Borough nnd Suburbs at Work for Reform. Braddock preachers will evidently make a vigorous effort to have the prohibition amendment carry in that town. A meeting of the ministers was held in the Presbyterian church Saturday aftefnoon, the object of the conference being to adopt effective plans to further the passage of the amendment. Kev. Messrs. Boyle, Shaw, Lane, Sherrick, Hassler, Dickey, Eeinewald and Munden were present. In Favor of the Amendment. Eev. L. F: Cole, national organizer for the Independent Order of Good Templars, of La Crosse, "Wis., delivered an address in the Zion M. E. Church, Allegheny, last evening. He explained the platform and principles of the order he represents, and advised those present to vote for the Consti tutional amendment. Alderman A. H. Leslie accompanied the speaker and made a few remarks. TO OPPOSE THE EXTRADITION TREATY. A K. of L.xComralttee Will Put Fennsy's Senators on Record. The Knights of Labor made arrangements yesterday to make a strong protest to tbe Senate against the ratification of the extra dition treaty with Great Britain, to come up for its consideration to-morrow. The objec tion being that it would make extradition possible for political offenses, and, as the Knights of Labor is now international and has many friends of the Irish Cause, it is feared that it would be detrimental to the interests of its members. If possible, a committee will go to "Wash ington and put the Pennsylvania Senators on record for or against the treaty. Fonr Pastors to Select From. The members of the Knoxville Presby terian Church will hold a meeting to-night for the purpose of electing a pastor. There are four candidates to the pastorate, Kev. Messrs. Hill, of Cannonsburg; Douglass, formerly pastor of the Oak Alley Congrega tion; Moore, formerly of the Eighth Presby terian Church, and Hunter, of Indiana county. They Refuto tho Poisoning Story. It was reported at the Eleventh ward sta tion, by Officer Brennen, last night that a girl living on Bedford avenue was reported to have taken poison. He had not investi gated the case and had no definite informa tion on the matter. A visit was made to the house and the report was strongly denied. 28, , ' 1889: A STORY WITH A MORAL. A Basket With a Pocketbook and a Tramp With a Pencil. A good joke on one of the officials of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is going, the rounds of the railway offices of the city. The official in question lives out the line at a small place where there is no station agent. Several days ago be came to town in tbe morning, and after getting a market basket filled with provisions put it on a train and sent it to its place of destination. He forgot to tell his family what train he would send the basket on, and as a result there was no person at the small platform to receive the basket. "When the train arrived at the nlace the baggage master, as per enstom, put the basket off, and the train went on, leaving the hamper on the platform. After the train had movedout of sight a tramp came sauntering along in theopposite direction, and, thinking it was a special dis pensation from Providence, proceeded to do business with the basket. Taking off the lid, he saw n note signed by the official, to the effect that the "pocketbook was under the meat." The tramp, after sampling sev eral articles of produce, removed the meat and took out the pocketbook. The latter he conveyed to one of his own pockets, and then replaced the articles very carefully in the basket. The tramp wrote on the bottom of the note that he had immediate use for money, and the meat hadn't, so he would borrow it for the time being. The pocket book contained only between 5i and 55 and a family railroad ticket. WIGGINS WEATHER. An Unprecedented Tjow Bnrometer Fenrs ol Another Cyclone Allnyed. The rather obstreperous, threatening ap pearance of the weather last evening created a fear of another cyclone as the wind whistled in a manner most uncomfortable and suggestive. A hasty visit to the den of Sergeant Stew art showed that things had been somewhat alarming, but the fear of a high wind had somewhat lessened. It will be remembered that the lowest barometer ever recorded in this city was thatjast preceding the cyclone, when it fell to 29.08. At 4 o'clock yesterdar, how ever, the alarming and unprecedented fig ures of 29.01 were reached. A bulletin was immediately sent to headquarters at "Washington, and an answer received that no especial alarm need be felt, as the indi cations were for merely a medium high west wind, with a sudden change of tem perature. At 755 p. ir. the wind was blowing at the rate of 28 miles per hour, and at 8 it had fallen to 18 and declining. At 5 in the afternoon the temperature was 49U, and at 8 it had suddenly fallen to 34, with fair prospects of reaching 20 before morn ing. This sudden change in wind and temperature, Mr. Stewart thought, ex plained the remarkable actions of the barometer in falling from 29 43 at 8 A. SI. to the strange depth of 29.01 at 4 P. m. JOLLY GERMANS. A Pleasant Concert nt the Forbes Street Central Turner Hall. The Central Turner Hall on Forbes street was crowded last evening with the best German society of the two cities, listening to a musical entertainment which, like all the verein's entertainments, was very enjoy able. It began at about 8 o'clock. All who were not members of tbe verein or did not belong to a members family were ex cluded. The programme, although of a strictly musical nature, ran slightly toward light opera and consisted of about a dozen num bers. First came several solos and duets, rendered by Messrs. Adrian and Krove. These were followed by several well-rendered selections on various musical instru ments. Finally, a quartet selection rendered by Messrs. Krove, Adrian, Frank Becker and Joseph Kramer, concluded an evening which had been very pleasantly spent by all present. i These entertainments are given nearly every Sunday evening, and are generally, as in this instance, of an informal character. To-night a German drama will be pro duced at the verein's hall. M'KEESPORT'S CLOSE CALL, A Fire That Threatened to Level a Whole Square of Bnildlngs. The grocery store of Morgan Bros., the tailor shop of Edward "Williams and the paint shop of C. "W. Eoe were destroyed by fire in McKeesport yesterday morning at 2 o'clock. The buildings were located on Market street, below tbe Diamond. Tbe fire originated in the rear of the grocery store, aud is supposed bv the owners to have been the work of an incendiary. The total loss will be over 5G.00O, on which there is insurance of about two thirds that amount, Morgan Bros, being in sured for 52,200, and Edward "Williams for 52,000. An entire block would have succumbed to tbe flames but for the valiant efforts of tbe fire department. BOYS ROB A BOOKSTORE. Youngsters Entered Watts' Store, on Wood Street, Last Mght. About half a dozen boys entered the book store of H. "Watts & Co., on "Wood street, last evening and stole a lot of goods from the store, valued at about 550, perhaps more. Officers Fitzgerald and Eagan arrested three of the boys at 10.30 o'clock and locked them up in Central station. Thev gave their names as Nathan Kline, Nathan Schwartz and Harry Kline. The boys broke into the store from the rear, where the place is boarded up, on ac count of the damage done by the last cy clone. The officers discovered a number of slates, pocketbooks and other articles on the boys. They took two of the boys along with them to f.nd the rest of the gang who had participated in the robbery. They are none ot them over 14 vears of age. A COLD BAPTISM. Two Colored Women Flanged Into tbe Alle gheny River. A large crowd of curious and interested spectators gathered near the Thirtieth .street bridge yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock to witness tbe baptism of two colored women who now belong to the Twenty-eighth Street Baptist Chnrch. The ceremony was per formed by the pastor of that church, who entered the water with the women and re mained there for several minutes. As Allegheny riverwater is slightly chilly at this season of the year, the hall-frozen women were hurried off to their homes quickly to avoid any evil effects. Too III to be Arrrested. Mrs. Kate Bost, of 109 Grant street, is charged before Alderman Richards with selling liquor without a license. "When Constable Fluker served the warrant he found the uoniausick in bed. She had a certificate from Dr. H. B. Orr, stating that she was too ill to be removed, and the arrest was not made. An Old Lady Breaks a Leg. An aged lady, named Mrs. Mary Miller, residing near the Arsenal out on Butler street, while returning from church yester day morning slipped and tell, breaking a leg. Fears of her recovery are entertained on account ot her age. Nominated by Acclantntloo. At the Democratic suggestion meeting last Saturday night in the Thirty-third ward John Murphy received the unanimous nom ination for Select Councilman from that ward. SULKY AND SCARED. Murderer mialng Refuses to Attend Ser vices A Peculiar Error In His Name Be Remains In His Cell. By some strange error the newspapers, throughout the entire conrt proceeding, have not been able to agree upon the name of the murderer, some calling him "Dimmy" and others "Demmy." On his recommit tal to jail, however, as a convicted mur derer he is entered upon the docket as Joe Dimming, and this is said to be his right name. A wonderful change has come over tne man since his awful verdict was received. He went from the jail to the conrt lightly and carelessly, but he returned probably the most frightened and abject man in the world. His removal also from the upper to one of the lower tiers in the jail has not in creased his confidence, as he looks upon cell No. 2 as his death cell. The removal, how ever, was merely made in order that he would be more closely under the eye of the officials in case he should attempt harm to himself, but this is hardly likely as long as he hopes of a second trial or a commutation of sentence. Besides that, the case is an ex traordinary one indeed where a negro com mits suicide. He is very nervous, and undoubtedly almostfrightenedout ot his wits,thougb itis said he possesses a keen, low cunning that is almost foxy. Dimming refused to attend chnrch ser vices in the jail yesterday, though he would haye had three bloody companions in crime to help him face it ont. He seemed to prefer to sulk alone in his cell, with not a word to say to anyone. A PfiOMINENT MERCHANT'S LAST BITES. The Funeral of the late Abraham FInkel pearl Testerday. The funeral services of the late Mr. Abra ham Finkelpearl were conducted yesterday by Eev. Dr. L. Bernstine, the interment being made at the cemetery of the congrega tion of the Tree of Life. Mr. Finkelpearl's death occurred at tbe residence of his parents, No. 213 Locust street, last Friday. The deceased was formerly with Eisner & Phillips, leaving there to become a member of the drvgoods firm of Trailer and Finkelpearl, at Butler, Pa., of which he was a member at the time of his death. A 85,000 Picture Free. "Will They Consent?" is a large magnifi cent engraving, 19x24 inches, an exact copy of an original painting by Kwall, which was sold for $3,000. This valuable picture is fitting to adorn anv ladv's narlor. and in order to offer an extraordinary inducement to introduce our wax Starch, this costly picture will be given away, free to every purchaser of a small box of "Wax Starch. Ask your grocer for "Wax Starch and obtain this beautiful and costly picture free. The "Wax Stabch Co., Keokuk, Iowa. Bargains In Long.Itnnge Gnns. "We have about 100 extra long heavy double-barrel breech-loading shotguns, 36 to 40-inch barrel, 10 to 12 bore, 9 to 12 pounds weight, range 80 to 100 yards, finest English twist and laminated steel, choke-bored, orig inal price lrom 540 to $60; we will sell them at 25 per cent off rather than have to move them. "We give shells and loading tools with them. Catalogue mailed free. J. H. Johnston, 621 Sraithfield st. MTh (After April 1, 706 Bissel block.) Fine French jerseys must be closed out; prices cut in half. An $8 quality for $4. S10 quality for Z5. 512 quality for $6, 515 quality for 67 50. S20 quality for 510. And a 525 pure silk jersey at onlv 512 50. SIWF3U HUGUS & HACKE. "Whitmtbe & Co. find great gratification in the manner in which "Eosalia" four is making a footing in the two cities, exclu sively upon its merits as a well-ground article made from the very best hard wheat and milled by the most careful methods. Merit will alwavs win, and "Eosalia" flour sales show infallibly that nothing succeeds like success. For sale by all grocers and in use universally. Attend our black silk sale this week; unheard of values at 51 per yard; all weaves. HUGUS & iJacke. MWFSU B. 3tB. Blankets, flannels, table linens, "stock taking prices." Come to-day or to-morrow. Boggs & Buhl. Prices very low this week in onr black goods department, to make room for early spring importations. HUGUS & Hacke. mwfsu CTKFE" FOR CHILDREN. BUY IT! TRY IT! JtWF Your Waist is Too Clumsy. TRY OUR CORSETS, 25c, Soc, 75c, $1 00 and $i 50. Our $1 Kid Glove is Perfect. T. T. T. ::: 3 THOMPSON BRDB., 109 Federal Street, Allegheny. Second Door Below Park Way. KHJD'S KIDD'S COUGH COUGH SYRUP. SYRUP. tONLY 23 CENTS NEW ADTERTISKhTWrsC' " T Qf t JDB. HDRNE J- CD.'H PENN AVENUE STORES. 1 In Our Cloak Rnnra We offer this week some great and special bargains in Ladies' Suits and Costumes at prices from 310 to $150. our entire stock, in cluding some beautiful imported Paris Din ner Dresses and Ball costumes, Broadcloth and Henrietta Cloth Street Suits, is tb most fashionable colorings, and a large assortment of Black Suits, in Cashmere, Cloth. Surah Silk. Gros Grain Silk, Black Lace and Black Net. The prices on each, costume are below cost to sell the entire collection at once. IN OUR BLACK SILK DEPARTMENT, As already announced, we have special lots in Surahs, Gros Grains, Faille Francalse, Armures. Satin de Lyon and Peau do Soies, Brocade and Striped Satins, Moire and Moire Antiques at prices lower for the "best goods" than any ever quoted, and the largest assortment to choose from, at 50c to SI 0 per yard. One special lot of "New" India. Silks at 60c a yard, is choice colorings, Canton Cloths. OUR STOCK-TAKING SALE Of Fine Imported Dress Trimmings will ba the event of tbe week, and these will be found on large table is cester of the store. THE CURTAIN ROOM Continues its great "mark down" offering! is Lace and Heavy Curtains and Portieres this week. Decided bargains in French Broadcloth.)' THE CLOAK DEPARTMENT has the best values offered in Long Cloth Garments popular prices $5, 10, $15 and $20. being half-price and less on Flaa Winter Wraps. COME THIS WEEK. COME THIS WEEK. JDS. HDRNE i EM' PENN AVENUE STORES 5sii "s ac- ,' - iiFtr -t iaXorr tAvy rS. jsJ-ssa