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but found there was more mosey in whisky.
He thought the millmen should have liquor
John Thier claimed he was the only man
in the Sixth ward who had a $300 license
in '85 aud '66.
B. "Weiss, of the Great "Western Band,
wants to keep a restaurant, if he gets a
This settled the Sixth ward, and August
Brockman came up to the counter as the
first applicant from the Seventh. Be has
been on Fifth avenue for 22 years. He had
been so well coached that he answered half
of the questions before the Court was half
through asking them.
"Marks Brcwarsky, of "Wylie avenue,
said there was not another decent place in
his neighborhood.
Cyrus Crowley, of Washington street, is
not in Chief Brown's prohibitory district,
and had a good record. Patrick Devlin is in
the prohibitory district on the same street.
John F. Ditler thought he ought to have a
license on account ot his age. The Court, how
ever, did not appiove of old men in the saloon
P. J. Foley, who was held over last year until
he pnt in a first-class restaurant at the corner
of Wyhe avenue and Elm street, thinks he
will get his license for the Hotel Brunswick
The first feminine applicant of the day to be
heard was Eleanor Mugele, a poor woman at
tbe corner of Fifth avenue and Federal
street. She has a family of nine children and
lias to do something to support them. She was
refused last ear. however.
M. Sax. of Fifth avenue, wants to keep a
saloon for the reason that there is none within
eicht blocks of his house.
The first case from the Eighth ward was that
of C Angloch, who has a license now. He is a
white-haired old man, and got throngh without
Mrs. Mary Breen, of Tannehill street, was
told that if she promised she would keep a
rood house the wouid probably get a license.
John faantz, of fifth avenue, who now has a
license, had not much difficulty under the cross
fire of questions
V. Gamer, of 101 Fulton street, said he was
formerly In the shoe business, but ants to con
tinue to sell liquor.
John Glockntr, of Wvlie avenue, said he could
not make a living at his trade as a barber. He
-wanted to no Into the saloon business, and
promised to keep a respectable house.
(jeorjre Jacob 6ald he had a pood trade in buck
ets to men and women He also sold in bottles,
Kohert Lemon said he had an average sale of $40
worth ofliquor every dav.
Barbara ilarcls, of Center avenue, has eight
children, and wants a license to be able to support
John Meier, of the same thoroughfare, said he
was Betting too old to do hard work. He could
not get a bondsman last year, because "all of
them were engaged "
H. Eobblnowhi was refused last rear, and he
has done nothing 6lnce.
Max Welsberger, of W vile avenue, is now In tbe
China business, but wants a license to dispose of
his stock ot "hardware."
'When the Ninth ward was called Lee Beohm
said he wanted to get out of the milk business.
He was probably afraid ot the milk trust ruining
his trade, but apparently not fearful of the beer
trust and whisky tru6t
C B. Deshon. of Liberty avenue, averages 100
per dav In his barroom receipts. This settled tbe
morning session
Everybodv was on hand early in tbe afternoon.
The proceedings were more lively than at the
morning hearing.
A factjdeviloped In the afternoon Is that Judge
"W bite will make It hot for the brewers who have
been selling beer to unlicensed houses, lie Is
keeping a memorandum of tbe names of the firms,
and. when they apply for a license, they will
hear from him It was a question of discussion
among lawyers vesterdav wnether this matter
would not prevent some of the brewers from se
curing license.
The first case called after dinner was that of
Thomas Donahue, of Liberty avenue. He said he
had nine rooms in his house and furnished sleep
ing accommodations The receipts from his bar
were 0 daily. There Is no restaurant, but a
counter where lunches can be had Is attached to
tbe place. ,
Judge While Have you not sold liquor at other
places tban at your licensed saloon on Liberty
avenue r
Only at the Homcwood Driving Park," Dona
hue replied. "I had charge of the clnb house
there, out did not receive anv of the profits or any
other remuneration. Only members of the club
could obtain drinks."
"Didn't vou. In fact, sell to everybody that
asked for them "
"W ell, yes," Donahue admitted.
"Or course," said the Court "If you didn't
know that von were doing what was illegal you
don't know enough to be In tbe saloon business.
If Tour attornev advised you to do as you did, he
needs to studv the law."
Charles J. Flnkleburg said the pnddlers who
had signed a remonstrance against granting him
a license were men who had tried to run things In
his saloon. Tills he would not allow. He said the
reton he did not get a license last year was his
close proximity to the Fifteenth Street Fire Com
pany. He has since removed two squares from
John J. . Farmarie wanted to reopen his old sa
loon at 1328 Venn avenue. Attornev Christy made
the chills rnn up and down his back bv announc
ing to the Court that this man had testified to vio
lating the law every Sunday, with the exception
of one, during the 12 months prior to May L 1888.
John Gul said he had served beer in buckets to
men only. Judge White asked:
"Is it not a fact that the bartender has carried
buckets or beer to the door and given them to
"No, sir. Ihave no knowledge that this was
ever done"
Frank Klein, of Eleventh street, who made a
record for truthfulness, was asked:
"Did you ever know a saloonkeeper who
wouldn't sell to anybody that came along?"
"I never did," was the reply.
To the question of whether he sold cider or not,
be said he bad not sold any hard elder. Judge
White queried:
"W ho Is to determine whether the elder is hard
or not? W ould It not get stronger the longer you
kept It, and make men drunk?"
I would never keep It long enough."
'William H. Leahv, of 127 Penn avenue, has a
license, and said he observed the law in every par
ticular. He said he could not keep men from
swearing In his house. His receipts for liquor
were K7 dally.
J. X- Lanahan, proprietor of the St. James
Hotck saidhis receipts wereSSOdally on the bar,
and he does a hotel business of between $10. 000 and
30.003 per year. He observed the law to the very
letter and spirit. He said he had refused liquor to
his guests on Sunday
U. . Mabanev, of the hotel by that name
which was formerly the old Rush House, said there
was not a drop of liquor sold In tbe bouse after 12
o'clock at night. He has a patrol box outside the
door, and. If any drunken men lounge abonttbe
place, he has the wagon called to take them away.
His liquor sales amount to $35 dailv.
P. B Mohan, of Penn avenue, has a license,
his onlv boarder Is his father-in-law. but he some
times serves 20 to 35 meals in a single day. He did
not put up any free lunch to his patrons. He did
not furnish any drink to intemperate men. Judge
White asked:
' 'Are not a great many of your customers what
are commonly called 'hard cases!' "
"o, sir, 1 do not think they arc."
He said he did not sell in buckets or pitchers to
any women but those whom he had known for
years. He never sold to children at all.
"Have you not seen yonr barkeeper give buckets
of beer to children at your side door? Can you
swear to it?"
"I cannot (wear to it; but do not think that be
ever did." His receipts were S35 dally.
At this point VT. J. Florence, the actor, came
In, and all the Interest seemed to be centered on
him. He took a scat beside the lawyers, when A.
I Murphy, of the Hotel Albion, was called. He
said there were drunken men in his house every
day. but they were nut out. iJibt Saturday a
Hungarian tried to take possession or the place.
Out was "fired" out. This was the only trouble
be ever had. His receipts at the bar were 835
William Motts, of Penn avenue, bobbed up with
a far-away look in his eyes. He said 6lnce last
April he had been put to the expense of putting
an addition to his house. There were only two
saloons in his block, and he thought he should
have a license. Judge W hlte asked him It he had
not sold moxle, and he replied. "No, sir."
Mr. Christy I desire to call tbe attention of tbe
Court to the fact that this man testified to havlng
sold liquor within three weeks or the time the li
cense court met last year.
Applicant-I admit that, but
Judge White-Call tbe next!
James MulvebUL. of 61 Eleventh street, was
asked: "Why were you refused a license last
"I do not know that I was refused."
Judge V hite (sternly) Did you get a license?
The applicant stated that be did not have a pint
or liquor lu his house for three months beiore
Tuesday night. He made reply to a question that
he had no women Vsltlng the house, and had had
no trouble within the past year.
Attorney Christy I wish to state to the 'Court
that this man was convicted five different times
prior to February, 1888, of violating the liquor
Charles Manning, or the old Manning House at
the corner of Penn aveqne and Eleventh street,
said he sold 80 meals a day and the receipts from
his bar were 40. He said the receipts of his hotel
were fti. This was tin- first case of the day where
tbe restaurant receipts exceeded those or the bar
room. Chris. Mklaus, or Penn avenue, said his reason
for wanting a license was that he owned the prop
erty where he wanted to open a tavern. Judge
-White asked:
"V hy were you refused a license last year?"
"Iwastoldthataneighborofmlnc, who wanted
my house, wrote a letter to the Judges against
Judge White (with an angry frown) Do you
mean to say. sir, that we. as a Court, did not grant
you a license because somebody that wanted your
house wrote a letter to us advising; us not to give
the license11
llit applicant stammered and replied: -"Yet.
sir; I can prove that he said he wrote the letter."
"ir you believe that, I can tell you that It Is not
true. Have you any other reasons for wanting a
I think my place Is a necessity for tbe accom
modation of French-Swiss Immigrants who arrive
In the city. There is only one licensed house in
Allegheny county for their accommodation."
His attorney, Mr. Cohen, produced a letter from
the Immigrant agent of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, stating that tbe man's house had for the
jut 17 yean bees a place of accommodation tor
all the French-Swiss immigrants arriving In the
Mr. Cohen-May it please the Court, I think the
reason be was refused last year was because be
had no counsel and he was unable to present nit
case clearly to toe Court. i Si .
Judge Whitc-ir he falls this year It won't be
for want of able counsel.
At this there was a general titter.
Louis Fasctti. of Penn avenue, said he kept
open until 12 o'clock at night to accommodate
travelers coming In on the Pennsylvania Rail
road. He said his boarders generally drank wine
and very little whisky. They never got any on
Snnday. and be declared he never drank any hlm
sclfoj that day.
John Schwelnhartsald he had been refused last
year, bnt thought his p!ace was necessary. He
spoke very decisively, and startled the Court by
saying that one or the reasons was that he was
an American citizen. He owned his property and
has been driving a wagon-since May L He
frankly admitted that he would not go Into tbe
restaurant business nnless there was a saloon
attached. To this Judge White remarked:
"That speaks badiv for the lestaurant. The
theory or the law is that the restaurant should not
be a tail for a saloon, but that tbe saloon be an
appendage for tbe restaurant. After the prohi
bition amendment passes, we will have a few de
cent restaurants." , ,
Attorney Breck There were ten saloons In the
block wbere this man was, prior to last year: but
your Honor did not renew the license or one or
them. Mv client's father was in the business at
the place lor 30 years, and his son, being brought
up in It, does not know anything else." The gen
eral opinion was that bchwienhart is "all
Martin Shaughessy, or Penn avenue, who was
refused last year, safd his lease ran lor two more
years, and that he had to make a living at some
thing. Attorney Christy said:
"This man had a SIW license and. was sued
by Agent McCall. Ho then took out a S300 license
and ran an all-night bouse."
John Stewart, or Penn avenue, said: "I am
ow keeping teams, and had been running that
In connection 'with the liquor business prior to
last year."
Judge White (drylv) I have noticed that the
liquor business sometimes is a highly teeming
The applicant stated that he had sold the fur
niture in his hotel for $100. The man who bought
It had been refused a license. This caused Judge
White to remark: "You were not doing much lu
the hotel business or J on would not have sold out
By way of breaking tbe news gently. His Honor
remarked: "-There are a great many applica
tions In from Penn avenue, and I will have to re
fuse some of them."
David Thomas corner Liberty and Twelfth
street, said he had been requested to apply for li
cense by the Pennsylvania Railroad depot ofacfcls.
He exhibited a letter from H. M. Butler, the sta
tion agent, recommending that he be given a
Daniel Voltr wanted to reopen bis place, op
posite the old Fifth ward market house on Penn
avenue. He claimed It was a great accommoda
tion to the fanners and butchers. He said to
Judge White: "I found out from my lawyer last
year that the reason I did not get a license was be
cause vou did not know my place."
Judge W hite Well, Ido not know It now.
Attorney Christy said the man had bejn con
victed of selling on the Sunday prior to the sit
ting of tbe last License Court, and he had his two
small daughters tending the barroom. To the
Court's query if he had not sampled the whisky
he had on hand, he said: "Ob, yes: I got some
f;ood nine-year-old, and could not let a good thing
ike that go."
Denftls Murphv was cut short by Els Honor
saying "that will do." An attornev remarked
that Dennis would not have to change his Chris
tian name.
Henry Ommert was one of the two men that got
a license in the Tenth ward last year. Hemade out
the best case he could, and then called Dr. Rad
cllfie, a former druggist, to the stand In his be
half. The physician got excited before he was
asked a word. Attornev Cotton asked htm how
often he had been in the applicant's saloon, andhe
"About half a dozen times."
"Did you ei er see anybody drunk in thehouse?"
"Yes, I may have seen hair a dozen people In
front of the house; I couldn't say positively about
that, though."
John J. O'Brien said he did not know why he
had been refused a license: but His Honor made
him say: "W ell, maybe it was because I had been
violating the law."
Frank shire, of Pennsylvania avenue, said he
could not say whether the ward had been more
orderly the past year tban it was prior to that. He
said he was in the cigar business. Judge White
"That's right; whisky seems to be the first crop
and tobacco the seeona."
Cllmentena Schleber was the last applicant.
Judge White remarked that she ought to give a
better reason than that she merely wanted to
make a living.
The applicants from the Eleventh,
Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fif
teenth wards will be heard to-day.
Ben Harrison's Friends, Take a Jaunt to
Washington to See Him.
Mr. Kerns and wife, of St. Louis, a friend
to Benjamin Harrison, and one of the own
ers of the "West "Virginia Central Railroad,
passed through the city yesterday, bound for
Washington. Mr. Kerns did yeoman service
in tbe late campaign, and his boodle made In
diana ring with Republican oratory. Mr.
Kerns was going down to Washington to see
Ben for a purpose. He has a friend in St.
Louis he is booming for a place, and as Mr.
Kems can have almost anything he wants, his
friend is snre to bo favored.
"Now, I am. out of politics altogether," he
said to a reporter.
"Yes," spoke np Mrs. Kerns, a pleasant lady,
but an intense partisan, "he will be in the field
again when there is another Beoublican Presi
dent to elect."
"I am well pleased with the administration,"
continued Mr. Kerns. "Missouri is represented
in the Cabinet, and we are guaranteed our
share in the patronage. There is a big bus
iness boom ahead. The Virginia Central Bail
road will be built, and it will enter Pittsburg,
too. I have been traveling in Mexico and Call
forma, and am not very well posted on national
A Sinn Who Hns Not Committed Murder for
Two Tears it In Town.
A young man about 27 years of age, who
says his name is David Jones, and that he
is a resident of Louisville, Ky., is now in
the Twelfth ward station bouse, charged with
disorderly conduct. He visited tbe house No.
1219 Penn avenno early yesterday morning,
and, it is alleged, stated that he had not killed
anyone for two years, and wanted a drink,
when be proposed to do business again. One
of the girls promptly left the room to get tbe
desired drink, bnt did not return. Jones fol
lowed her, and went ont on tbe street, when
the door was locked on him. He fired six shots
at the house, and was arrested. He will have
a hearing to-day.
The Pennsey Will Choree Two Cents Per
mile for 10 or More In a Party.
The Pennsylvania, Railroad Company
yesterday gave notice of an important
change in its ticket selling arrangements.
On and after Monday next special tickets will
be placed on sale for the use of parties. Ten
or more persons in a party will be carried on
one ticket at 2 cents per mile per capita.
The present rate is 3 cents per mile without
regard to tbe number of persons carried. The
privilege is extended over the entire system of
the road east of Pittsburg and Erie. The rate
is tbe same as that allowed theatrical parties
and has heretofore Deen restricted to this class
of passengers.
A Party of Rnllroad OfBcInU on a Jannt
Over tbe Pemlclty.
General Freight Agent F. A. Dean,
Purchasing Agent Boddy Evans, Local
Freigrt Agent Frederick Kennedy, of the
Lake Erie roadtesamnel P. Woodside, general
agent of tbe Erie in this city: J. M. Booth,
agent of the "Nypano" at Cleveland, and a
5 arty of about a dozen other railroad officials
ave just taken an inspection trip over tbe
"Pemicky" road and through the coke regions.
Pat Christy Will Have to Answer Again for
Dentins' His bister.
The husband of Mrs. Diamond.ofShonse
town, who was beaten by her brother last
Saturday, Patrick Christy, yesterday entered a
charge of felonious assault and battery against
Pat. Christy is in jail for ten days, but will be
rearrested wben released. Mrs. Diamond was
worse lastnlghk
And Drepler Claims Almond Went at Him
With a Pocket Knife.
John Almond and Frank Drepler board
together on Mission street. Last Sunday in
a dispute Drepler claims Almond cut him
three times with a pocket knite. He charged
him with felonious assault and battery, and
Almond was sent to jail.
Electricity for tbe Fidelity Building.
The Keystone Construction Company yester
day received tbi contract for lighting the new
building of tb Fidelity Title and Trust Com
pany on Fourth avenue. There will be 600 in
candescent lights put in the building.
Startling Story of an 1L-Year-Old
lad in Lawrenceville.
And the Boy Says He was Taken, to Sharps
bars and Imprisoned.
A mysterious case of kidnaping out
Lawrenceville way leaked out ye'sterday.
The victim is a little school boy, about 11
years of age, and, as the parents are-"out
for blood," it will be bad for the abductor
if he is caught. Although the affair hap
pened a week ago, it has been studiously
kept quiet, in order to give the police an
opportunity to get in their work. The lat
ter have worked hard, but the person wanted
is still at large.
Mr. K. B. Noon is the name of the father,
and he is an engineer in the Keystone
Bridge Works, living on Fifty-second, near
Home, street His small boy set out for
school, as usual, on Thursday morning.
The boy did not come home at noon for
dinner, but the mother merely thought that
something had detained him, or that he had
gone home with a schoolmate. As the after
noon wore away, however, and the husband
came home from work, and still no boy, the
anxiety of the parents may be more easily
imagined than described.
The police were notified, messengers were
sent to the schoolhouse; but all to no avail.
Expectant hope kept tbe parents astir until
late at night, when they were joylully
aroused by the reappearance of their boy.
He came running into the house, panting
and almost crying. After resting and re
freshing himself, the boy related the following
startling tale:
He had started ont to school that morning,
and had almost reached the schoolhouse when
he was accosted by a tall and thick-set man,
whom he described as wearing a stiff gondola
hat and a sack coat, and sporting a full set of
black whiskers. The boy asked wbatswas
wanted, when the man said that he bad some
thing for him, and wanted him to come along.
After some hesitation tbe innocent child com
plied, and, walking a short distance, be was
persuaded to board a Sharpsburg street car
with his abdnctor. By means of the car they
got to Bharpsburg. and when tbe frightened
boy wanted to go back be was told to keep
qniet on pain of receiving a beating.
They walked up the main street of Sharps
burg a short distance, wben they turned up a
side street and entered a house and went up
tbe stairs.
The lad was roughly taken into a back room
on the second floor and locked np. His cries
and moans had no effect, as they were proba
bly not heard beyond the four walls of the
house. The day passed slowly to the poor Doy,
and when evening came someone entered tbe
room from a side door, bearing a tray of food
of meager quantity and quality.
After devouring this the boy perceived that
bis late visitor had left abe key sticking in the
door, and with joy realized that it was not
turned. Opening the door and passing through
be softly stole down the stairs, opening upon
an alley, and being favoted by the increasing
darkness, succeeded in getting away unob
served by the inmates of thehouse. No grass
grew under his feet, and after finding
the car tracks he followed the latter all tbe
way to his home, arriving there a little after 11
Mr. Noon, after hearing the story, decided to
clear np the mysterious kidnaper, and with
this end in view hunted up an old friend of his,
an ex-detective. The latter set to work on the
case, but has not been able to find a clew as to
tbe whereabouts of the man. 'The boy is not
able to locate his prison, as he was only too
glad to get away, without taking observations.
There is no donbt in the minds of tbe parents
as to the veracity of the story, nor In the mind
of anyone acquainted with the lad, as be is
known by all as a truthful and conscientious
little fellow, rjpt having missed a school day
for years, except oft account of sickness.
Coal Operators Rccret the Lower Dims
WereNot Condemned First The Tiewers
Start for tbe Scene.
The Board of Viewers appointed by Judge
Acheson to estimate the value of Lock No.
7 left on the Adam Jacobs last evening for
Greensboro. The viewers are John Dowlin,
George A. Kelly, J. M. Sullivan, James
M. Bailey, S. S. Graham, James N. Clark
and Alexander Clark. Thev were accom
panied by CoL T. P. Boherts, a director of the
Monongabela Navigation Company, J. J,
Donald, R. B. Carnahan, W. B. Bakewell, M.
K. Moorhead and Mr. Cushing.
This is an important move looking to the free
navigation of the river. The rivermen are
very much interested in tbe subject. The
Navigation Company have given notice that
nnless the f nil value of the dam is paid they
will make a big fight against the award.
Captain Bodgers said yesterday: "Tbe river
men are anxious to seenre free navigation as
soon as possible. Lock No. 7 is the only one
Congress has orttcred to be purchased so far.
"Little Coal is mined above the dam, so that
the coal men will not receive mnch benefit. A
great mistake was made by not beginning with
the lower locks. The rivermen don't want
these dams for nothing. They expect a reason
able price to be paid for them.
"Congress moves so slowly that I may never
live to see a free river."
Rlyermea Mnrvel That Coalboat Water
Continues so Long.
The fine stage of water in the rivers con
tinues to be the marvel of the rivermen. It
has been a long time since coalboat water
has lasted as long as during tbe present rise.
Yesterday the water registered over 10 feet.
There lias been no rain of any account for
sometime, but the snows on the mountains
have been contributing their watery stores to
swell the flood.
The operatorsare working. though not to their
full capacity. Everyday some- coal is taken
out, yesterday the Alex. Swift, Alarm, Sam
Clark, Lud Keefer, Clifton, William Boner and
Dick Fulton started for Cincinnati with good
tows. The Jim Gilmore got in with a tow of
Tbe packet Hndson was late arriving, and
when comirg in ran into the Alex Swift going
out. breaking the swinging fenders of the
latter boat.
The Abram Jacobs left last night having on
board 28 head of horses and mules to be used
by Contractor Drake to push the construction
of the Bellevernon road.
Mr. II. P. Dliworth Describes Haughty Poor
Whites Dowa There.
Mr. H. F. Dilworth has been spending
some time among the North Carolina tar
hoels, and has come home with mixed impres
sions. He has been studying tbe stern pride of
the Impoverished people of certain sections of
that State. He says they are just as haughty
as though they could sway tbe rod of empire,
though they may be so poor that they can make
no pretense to even comfort in life.
He says he never saw tbe inflexible, ruling,
masterful spirit of the Anglo-Saxon so devel
oped in any other part of this country. Though
they may tolerate a Northern man, and use
him. if be have money, they take no pains to
conceal from htm that, socially, they feel them-
aIvab ftnnprfnr.
N As to their attitude regarding the African in
their miast, .air. uuworth thinks the negro
would fare much the same in contact with
Northern whites, were the situation tbe same.
There, as everywhere else. Intelligence directs,
and tbe largest pole knocks the choice persim
mons. Vaccination Is Demanded.
Tbe Central Board of Education is sending
circulars to the principals of all the public
schools requesting them to. see that no child
enters the school unless he or she has a physi
cian's certificate of vaccination.
Many Blatters of Slack and Little Moment
Tersely Treated.
Peob's frowns.
Pauxliab landmaiks Those .on tbo news
boys' faces. - ' j
Kx-Sexator Samuel McCltjee, of Sharon,
is at the Monongabela.
Pact. Hacke. H. C. Frick and Jos. Speer
went to New Ysrk last night
Delikquknt Tax Collector Foed reports
a total of $s2,236 42 collected in February.
Prof. Duulino, of Indiana Normal School,
was in Allegheny yesterday visiting the High
Chicago politicians are becoming sensitive.
They draw the line at calling the Mayor a
As Elsinere clerical collar is now advertised.
The clerical caller will blush to And himself so
conspicuous. .
Mabtin Heiser, the insane man arrestee
in Allegheny, on Tuesday night, will he sent to
the City Home.
James E. Morrow and family lert yester
day for Slippery Bock, to the regret of a large
circle of friends. i
The French mission is promised to a Cincin
nati man now. He will learn to speak tbe
language in time.
ASukhah missionary converted a heathen,
and then married him. It's a good thing she
converted him first.
Those Western clergymen who declared
Shakespeare died of a drunken debauch forget
to first prove that he ever lived.
A critic says "Amelie," the front name of
Rives, should be pronounced as rbjmiugwith
family, but Araily says it's too soon.
As otheb old fable fails A "crooked stick"
in the Eastern firm of Greenbough has fled to
Canada, and down comes the bouse.
A heavy landslideoccurred at Shousetown,
on the Lake Erie road, on Tuesday. It took
tho men five hours to clear tho tracks.
A gritty country girl has horsewhipped a
forward gallant. She doen't know that she
has scared away just H.Stn.TOO others.
The man Harper, who attempted suicide,
lost bis temper at the doctors and will probably
win his life, unless hemorrhage sets in.
And now Mrs. Potter is said to be breaking
down. If this thing keeps up theater-goers
will be obliged to fall back on actresses.
The fact that Congressmen now ask twice as
mnch salary as before is explained by tbe fact
that they are doing one-balf as much work.
Mrs. Marion McBride. of New York, is
to establish a Press association for women at
Paris. Wonder what Mr. Mc thinks of it.
Those applicants for the Pittsburg Postofflce
are not trying so bard to get in themselves, as
they are trying to keep the other fellows out.
Jot Howard, who sues Mrs. Lncy WUbert
for giving him a slap in the face, need not be
surprised if she gives him a slap behind his
Agent Dean has taken the 6-months-old
child of Mrs. Jennie Camp from her husband's
custody and sued him for neglect and non
support. Mr. Charles Arbuckle, of "Baby Bunt
ing" fame, bas bought Dieters Hotel in Brook
lyn, for $450,000, and will convert it into an
office building. '
The fact that it is easier to say a mean thing
and a bright thing, than a good-natured thing
and a bright thing, augurs something wrong in
human nature.
The Restaurant Protective Association seems
to favor individual protection. A scant half
dozen appeared at the meeting yesterday, and
there was no meet.
Low, vulgar( senseless, degrading, impious,
street swearing is a constant shock to ladles
and the bundreds of innocent school girls now
crowding tbe avenues.
A CAR crashed through tbe heavy blocks at
the Union depot last night and tore np tbe
platform for qnite a distance. Everyboay ex
cited, but nobody hurt.
Dr. O. W. Sadler, of Penn avenue, writes
from Florida that his wife has so mnch recov
ered that he feels safe in leaving ber, so will
reach home about tbe 23d inst.
Yesterday's session closed the meeting of
the Royal Arcanum in this city. Only routine
business was transacted, and the next gather
ing will be in Cbambersburg May 12.
Joe Henry and Mollie West are in Central
station and will have a hearing before Gripp
this morning. A cabman who thought he was
worthy of his hire made the complaint.
Rev. Charles Hudson Smith, of Boston,
who is insane, escaped from his borne Several,
dajs ago. and Is believed to be in Allegheny. A
reward of $100 is offered for his capture.
an echo of the late election war comes from
the First ward in the shape of a suit in court
by Matthew Golden against Officer Manlon
and James Fallon, fpr assanlt and battery.
Vice President Thomson and General
Superintendent Pettit, of the P. B. R, are on
a tour of inspection. Passenger Agent Thos,
E. Watt returned Irom New York yesterday.
It certainly is a pity that young bicycle riders
are too modest to wear knee breeches. If they
continue wearing flabby trousers much longer
people will think they have two reasons for so
doing. ,
The capote, with low trimming, and the
tocque will be the rival bonnets for ladles'
favor this spring. This is given on the author
ity of a fashion journal, but it is supposed the
man in a back seat in the theater prompted the
THAT SI 00 donated to the prohibition cause
by the Queen of Madagascar has found its
way Into the hands of the W. C. T. IT., and
will now go toward tbe purchase of red
shirts for tbe Queen's subjects.
Fire escapes for the Monongahela House,
for tbe building of T. C. Jenkins and for the
Bijou have been approved. The Board of Fire
Escapes bas ruled that people refused permits
to erect wooden buildings can appeal to them,
A MAN in Philadelphia says be sees every
thing as if looking throngh the reverse end of
a telescope. It is supposed to be a stranger
from Pittsburg who will be all debt as soon as
be gets used to the one-story houses and small
What's in a name is shown in the case of
Joban Anton Breiler, who served a year in the
penitentiary under another man's name, with
an alias just as ridiculous. He has become an
imbecile, and Chief Elliott furnished him with
a ticket to New York.
Rev. Charles Edward Locke will deliver
a lecture this evening at the bmithfield Street
Methodist Church under the auspices of the
Ladies' Missionary Society. The subject of
the lecture is. "The Parson and the People,"
and treats of the curious and amusing obser
vations and experiences of a minister.
This life, so fiat, stale and unprofitable, is
sometimes brightened by a spark of bnman
nature, or divine love, no matter which. A
clumsy, awkward workman shambled along
Smithfield street yesterday. His face, of
wearied melancholy, was in keeping with his
coarse dress, and showed a losing struggle
against merciless odds. In one knotted,
gnarled hand was clenched a baby doll, a
trifling 5-cent affair that tbe careless shop girl
bad not thought worth the wrapping up,
Indicted Liquor Sellers Can't Be Published,
n 40 Have Skipped.
Judge Magee yesterday ordered that here
after the returns of the grand jury in cases
of illegal selling are not to be published.
Much trouble has been occasioned by vio
lators ot the liquor laws, who have been re
turned by constables, reading of their Indict
ment and getting away before they could be
put under bonds.
During the last term of court at least 10
escaped in that manner.
Yesterday the grand jury spent the entire
day in considering cases returned by con
A Tonne Boy Killed by a Locomotive In
John Lebinxky, an' 11-year-old boy, was
killed yesterday afternoon on the P. B. B.
track, near Twenty-fourth street A loco
motiveliad just left the ronndhouse and was
proceeding toward the Union depot when the
engineer noticed the boy on the track. He re
versed the engine, but could not stop in time
and tbe boy was run over. Both legs were
crushed, and the boy was injured internally
He was removed to the West Penn Hospital,
where he died an hour later.
The boy's parents live on Twenty-fourth
street Cononer McDowell will hold an In
quest this morning. -
Some Shingles Scorched.
An alarm was turned In from box 23 in Alle
gheny bout 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
caused by a fire on tbe roof of a house at No.
1H Market street Borne of the neighbors had
been burning straw in the yard and some
sparks flew to the roof, setting fire to the
shingles. The damage will amount to about
960. , , h
The Supreme Conncil of the. Eoyal
Arcanum. Well "Entertained.
Members and Their Ladie3, Numbering
300, Sat Down to Dinner.
The biennial convention of the Boyal Ar
canum was ended last evening by a banquet,
given in hrAor of the Grand Council of the
Order, at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Plates were set for 300 people in the large
dining hall 6f the hotel. At one end of the
room on a raised platform was seated
Toerge's orchestra. In the window case
ments, in all the rooms and cornices, were
banked choice cut flowers and pots of rare
Grand Kccent Joseph A. Langfitt, of this
city, presided, seated in the center of one of
the large tables. On his right sat J. J.
Miller, Esq., who was Toast Master.
After the viands were discussed, and the
gentlemen were unconsciously wishing for
the cigars, but not unmindful of the presence
of the fair ladies, the toast master called for
the first speech of the evening. It was by
S. M. Lindsay, Supreme "Regent, of
Utica, N. Y.
It was on the "Supreme Conncil," -and Mr.
Lindsay said that they had in the Supreme
Council 3 bank presidents, 6 physicians, S
editors, 2 clergymen, 3 extensive jobbers and
importers of goods, 4 brokers, lbook publisher,
2 officers of land companies, 6 manufacturers,
2 professors, 1 Lieutenant Governor, 2 ex
judges, 1 acting judge and lawyers, goodness
knows how many.
The Supreme Council is made np of intelli
gent men. Your interests are zealously and
faithfully guarded. The great progress of our
organization shows that wise men were the
representatives and officers of the council. A
man who had been in Congress 20 years told
me that be had never seen a more conscientious
body ot men tban tbe Supreme Council of the
Boyal Arcanum.
PaSt Grand Regent H. K. Lathy, of Phila
delphia, responded to tho toast 'The Grand
Council." He said: "I would like to say some
thing of the members of the Grand Council,
but I am afraid those present here would nut
stand the test. True merit is always modest.
If I would say anything of their makeup I
would bring the blush to their cheek.
Hon. F. H. Collier, Judge of Common
Pleas Court, responded to the toast "Fra
ternity:" "I am not one of those royal mystery
fellows, nor of the secret mystery fellows
either. I am too young to belong to the show.
But if the Royal Arcanum or the Mystery Ar
cannm means the fraternal beating of hearts,
then I am not too young nor too old to be a
member of such an organization.
"If, as my predecessor has said, that you
bad lawyers in tbe organization, then you have
a lot of good fellows in it They always pay
their dues, too, but wbere they get the money
the Lord only knows.
'Why should it be a mysteryf Why should
anything be a mystery that is founded on fra
ternity, on benevolence and brotherly love?
There is no reason why it should be a mystery.
If you get all the judges and lawyers in the or
ganization; if you get the poor men in also
then you will have an Organization that is
founded on tbe love of Christ.
"How about the sisters? I heard a story
about a man who went to a banquet and was
given the toast "Women." He had just bad a
spat with hi wife abont a little matter. He
got np and said: 'Gentleman: Woman
There's no living with her or withont her,
eitberr If the Royal Arcanum does not at its
next convention pass a law that all thebachelor
members in it get married. If they refuse to
do it, then they should be forever expelled
from the organization."
Colonel A. C. Tnppe, Past Grand Regent
responded to "Our Southern Brother." He
said: "While coming up to your city I met a
man in the cars who was talking about your
city. He said that the natural ga was playing
out, and the first thing tbe people here would
know the earth would just collapse and you
would sink into the bowels of tbe earth. I am
glad that I got bete on time and have the op
portunity to speak to you before you go down
with the collapse." ,
O. J. Kinzer, of Philadelphia, responded to
tbe toast, "The Working Members."
Major Chill W.'Hazzard, of Monongahela
City, a member of the Grand Conncil of the
order, responded to tbe toast, "The Press." He
was presented with a gold-headed cane before
beeinnine his speech. He said:
"Sometimes a man is caught in a fix like
that, but he feels a little gratification away
down in his toes wben he is thus honored. I
wish that somebody else who did not get a
cane could respond to tbe toast better tban I
can. Tbe press needs all the praise it can get
and I can hardly doit justice.
"Look what the first printing press has done.
Why every family in Pittsburg can have a-Bible
now. Yon may possibly find them in Utica, N.
Y and Baltimore. They have also been cheap
ened so mnch in cost that even every Jndge
can have one.
Wbata factor the press is! Look what an
important part it plays in the history of the
country's affairs. For instances tbe great war
at Samoa. The newspapers fought the bat
tles. There was nobody hurt, and everything
passed of pleasantly. Everybody was satisfied.
If every war could be fought by the press
would it not be a grand thing for civilization?
"Tbe press has also settled the matter 'Is mar
riage atailure ?' I can Imagine how Adam sat
down in the Garden of Eden and said: 'If I
had been a single man, this would never have
occurred!' "
Young Allcghenlans Lay Ont a Raro Trip of
Adventure Down the Uiver, Armed to
" Teeth and Toes.
An exceedingly novel touring party will
start out from Allegheny in about two
weeks. It will consist of some half a dozen
enterprising young Alleghenians, whose
objective point is the Oklahoma reservation
in Indian Territory. The leader is "William
Winn, Jr., son of tho Allegheny City Hall elec
trician. Although hardly of age, the young
man has had more than an ordinary share of
adventure, having spent a great portion of bis
life In tbe West and on the Mississippi. Henry
Crane, Charles Harman, Sam Fairlcy and
William Rooney are the names of his com
panions. Tbe party intends to go in a very peculiar
and bold manner, namely, in a large open boat
wltb a canvas canoe as tender, from here to
Cairo, at the confluence ot tbe Ohio with the
"Father of the Waters." camping out on the
way down for the sake of the excitement of
such a course. Accordlngto their calculations,
they will arrive at Cairo near the end of May.
They will then either tramp the remaining 400
miles to Oklahoma or continue down tbe river
to Memphis and start out from there.
If tbey like the surroundings, they will prob
ably attempt to settle on the ground, expecting
to arrive about tbe beginning of July.
The entire party will eo well armed with
Winchester rifles, revolvers and hunting knives,
and will be equipped thoroughly otherwise, as
tbey may winter on the plains, subsisting on
the products of the chase as far as possible.
The Citizens of the Twenty-fifth Ward
Want to Get Rid of Them.
The residents'of the Twenty-fifth ward are
up in arms against the Salvation Army,
and a petition is being gotten up by them
which will be presented to Chief Brown in
a day or two to suppress the army altogether,
or else afford such police protection for the
Jieoplo of the ward that they will not be mo.
ested by the carryings on abont Salvation
Army Hall.
One of the citizens ot the ward, who lives on
Sarah street in the Immediate neighborhood
of tbe hall, said to a Dispatch reporter last
night that the goings on In and around that
place were simply disgraceful to a decent com
munity of people.
"Tbe youngpeople, and prldcipally those of
the lower element of our ward," he said, "are
attracten to abe place by the noise and music,
and during the time the meetings are going on
the orgies are perfectly horrible."
Most of the respectable citizens have already
signed tbe petition, and great hope was ex
pressed last night that the alleged nnisance
would be stopped.
"What every wpmau wants at this time is
a magazine that gives tbe latest fashion
news, first-class fiction, and fine engravings.
This is exactly what can be said for "Peter
son" for April, , , .
Against a "((III to Impose Anti-Flre-Bamp
Machines on Them.
A meeting of the Sawmill Rnn district coal
miners was held in the public hailr3anks
ville, on Tuesday, for the discussion Of the
bill known as No. 212 in the Legislature.
Hngh Leonard presided and George Bell
acted as secretary. After a i nU discussion the
following was nnammously adopted:
Wrersas, There is a hill now before the Legis
lature or Pennsylvania known as House bill No.
2tt the object of which la to Introduce a certain
patented machine into all the coal mines of tbe
State, ostensibly for the safety of the miners, but
actually to enrich the patentee and tbe syndicate
which Is backing him at the expense of the coal
business; and as It is proposed to place
it in mines where "Are damp" has
never been known, and without the faintest
shadow of an exense (as It certalulv cannot secure
safety where there Is no danger); and as it cannot
In practical operation relieve the TIre boss"
from tbe duty of personal Inspection, and there
are so many liabilities to accident to long lines of
pipe In the mines that tbe miners could .never feel
secureof their lives where Are damp," exists,
except under the surety of personal examination
and report by the "fire bojs." and it's use as pro-
Eosed would Impose a heavy burden on tbe coal
uslness, part or all of which we would htve to
bear, with nothing to be gained, but with rather
the liability to accident Increased; be it therefore
Resolved, That we earnestly protest against the
passage of mid bill, for the reason that no benefit
can be derived irom It to the miners, either in
safety or otherwise; and we retard It as an un
warrantable tax imposed upon the coal trade to
the benefit or those principally Interested in the
passage of the blU; and it certainly is too auda
cious an attempt at fleecing the operators and
miners under the thin but specious guise of aid
ing the miner: and we ask our representatives In
the Legislature to do all they can, to prevent its
Painters' Troubles Settled Withont a Fight
Association In Dancer.
The attempt of the Master Painters' As
sociation to enforce the grading system or
lock out their men has proven a failure.
Treachery on the part of somo of the members
s charged, and it can be definitely stated that
tho organization will either be disbanded at
the next meeting or lose a number of their
Mr, L. E. Haid, a prominent painter of this
city, and Secretary of the master painters' or
ganization, is verv indignant He says the
other members of tbe association did not
respect their obligation. "When we organ
ized," be said, "we all took an obligation to
protect each other in wage troubles. I was
autborized to issue the circulars on the grad
ing system and notify the men that there wonld
he no work for them if tbey did not accept it.
Our proposition was rejected, and all shops
should have closed on Monday, but tbey didn't.
My men were not given employment because I
thought tbe other members of the organiza
tion would obey the order. A. member of the
association, instead of closing his shop em
ployed three of my best journeymen at the old
wages. At the next meeting of tbe association
I will tender my resignation, and I believe
others will do tbe same?'
The strike, or lockout, or whatever it may be
called, is therefore ended, and the same wages
as were paid last year, 35 cents per honr for
nine hours' work, and full pay for eight hours'
work on Saturday, will be continued.
Tbe Central Traction Spends 883,000 of Its
S90.000 for Castings Elsewhere.
Some people feel that this thing of vast
contracts for iron work leaving this city is
as bad as seething a kid in its mother's milk;
but there is one thing tolerably well demon
strated and that is that local pride will rarely
be f onnd strong enough to extract money from
tho pocket in favor of home industry. The last
contract to eo abroad is that for castings for
tbe coke ovens of the great Hostetter plant.
The price is just 1 cent a ponnd. Tbe castings
for the Central Traction Railway cost $29 60 per
ton, and this was thougbt to be very low; con
siderably lower than they conld be had here,
but bere is a case where the price is still 33 per
cent lower.
In this connection it mav be apropos to state
that of the $90,000 worth of iron work in the
Central Traction Railway's plant $83,000 is
placed away from this city. Comment is su
perfluous. -
They Can't Make Steel Ont of a Bar of Pis
Iron in a Puddling Furnace.
The report that a bar of pig iron had been
placed in a furnace at Muncie, Ind., and was
converted into hard steel, caused a great deal
of comment among iron and sCeel manufac
turers here. The fuel used was natural gas.
When Chairman Abbott of Carnegie, Pbipps
& Co., heard of it he laughed and laughed very
hard. He finally volunteered the information
that snch a thing was absurd.
Tbe report traveled all over the country, but
Mr, Abbott said tbey had been using natural,
gas In their furnaces for years and nothing of
tbe kind ever occurred, and be does not believe
it is possible. His opinion is worth something,
and it is not likely that other mills can do what
bas not been done at the greatest iron works in
the country, the Union Iron and Steel plant.
Wattes Advanced.
Tbe stone masons of the two cities have re-
ycelvcdan advance in wages and there will be
no strike in that trade this year. They have
been receiving 36 cents an hour and demanded
40 cents. Their employers promptly granted
tbe advance demanded and there will not be
any trouble.
Boiler Sinkers Will Meet.
The boiler manufacturers of Pennsylvania
and Eastern and Western States will hold a
meeting at the Hotel Anderson on April 16, to
organize an advisory board of boiler manu
facturers and establish a minimum price for
steam boilers.
Labor Notes.
George Shaw, formerly of Zng & Co.,
will be the chief engineer at tbe Edith Fur
naces. The crucible steel melting department at the
Black Diamond Steel Works is closed, owing, it
is said, to a lack of orders.
The Hungarian wire drawers at Oliver &
Roberts' mill, on the Southside, struck for an
advance in waces, but all returned at the old
wages yesterday.
The coko trade is not good at present and
operators are cutting prices. It is stated that
furnace coke is selling at $1 10 a ton, which is
15 cents a ton less than the regular rate.
Ur. Ford Is Determined nis Men Shall
Have No Privileges.
A number of the "Western roads extend
courtesies to the passenger agents of other
lines. Tbis year they followed their usual
General Passenger Agent E. A. Ford, of tbe
Pennsylvania Company, the chronic reformer
and watch dog of the company's treasury, with
characteristic vigor in such matters, has de
termined to break up the practice. Not long
ago he sent out a circular to his sub-agents,
ordering them to send to him any such passes
received and to report the names of the rail
roads Issuing them. The agents, of conrse, had
to obey.
It is well known among railroad men that
there is not a roan In tbe business who likes to
travel better than Mr. Ford. He Is accused of
taking a number of useless trips, and not" long
ago he found It necessary to go to San Fran
cisco to appoint a sub-agent there.
Hereafter the Roads Will Pay a Rebate on
1,000-Mllo Tickets.
Very little scalping has been done in
Pittsburg during the past year. The only
ticket the scalpers can' make anything
on nnder present regulations is the 1,000-mile
The drummers who buy these tickets fre
quently place them in the hands of scalpers
wben they become bard up. To prevent this
evil the railroads have decided that after the
present supply of 1.000-mlle tickets Is used up
they will Sell them for $30 instead of $2u. The
name of the purchaser is recorded, and when
tbe ticket bas rnn out he can seenre a rebate
of $10 by presenting tbe cover of tbe book to
any passenger agent. This rule, it is thought,
will prevent tbe festive buyers of 1,000-mile
tickets from placing them in the hands ot tbe
scalpers. When a $40 ticket Is bought, a pho
tograph of the bnver will be required for pur
poses of identification.
Will of a Pauper Filed for Probate, With
an Almshouse Heading.
The will of Conrad Schlnrbach, written
on a letter head of the Allegheny City Poor
Farm, where Schlnrbach died, was filed' for
probate yesterday. His estate, a small one,
was left to his children. Henry Shellberwas
appointed his executor and also nis undertaker.
Charles Monroe Shoots Belle Jones, a
Former Lover, la the Back Tbe Girl U
Not Dangerously Hart.
Belle Jones, a temporary resident of the
Yellow Row, oa Second avenue, was shot
yesterday afternoon, about 1 o'clock, Ty
Charles H. Monroe, one of her former lovers.
Both persons are colored. Monroe was ar
rested immedlatelyaftertheshootingby Officer
Shaul, and taken to the Central station. He
made no resistance, and did not seem to care
whether he bad killed tbe girl or not. She was
taken to the Homeopathic Hospital.
Monroe talked to Inspector McAleese after
his arrest He said ha bad fired three shots at
the girl, bnt did not know how many had taken
effect His story of tbe trouble was tbat Belle
Jones had come to this city from Cleveland
about two weeks ago. Monroe at tbat time was
living with a woman named Alice Palmer,
keeping bouse on Poplar alley. When Belie
Jones came she was taken in charge by Will
iam Christy, a friend of Monroe's, who
brought her to Monroe's hovel. She
began at once to ingratiate herself
into Monroe's favor, and caused trouble be
tween Monroo and Alice Palmer. About a
week ago Monroe says he went home one night,
and lonnd his clothes and those o,f Alice
Palmer thrown ont into the street. He foresaw
trouble, and thonght tbe best way out of it
was to give the Cleveland girt money enough
to take her back to ber former home. This he
did the next day, and supposed she had gone,
until yesterday he was told that she was still in
town, and living at the house of Madame
Brown, in the Yellow Row. Upon going there
he met the girl on tbe sidewalk in front of the
house. He asked her why she had not gone
back to Cleveland as she had agreed, and he
says she gave him a very exasperating reply.
He drew a 22-caliber revolver and she turned
and ran, be following and firing three shots at
ber retreating figure as she turned into an al
ley where she fell. The shots took effect in
her back.
Monroe is a dudlsh appearing young fellow,
and when arrested woreahigh silk bat and fine
clothes. He is 29 years ot age, and bas been
employed as a waiter at a well-known boarding
bouse in Allegheny.
When tbe woman was examined at the
Homeopathic Hospital it was found that each
of the bullets had struck her, one on the left
shoulder, one on the back between ber shoul
ders, and tbe other just above tbe waist, near
tbe middle of the back. Not one of them had
penetrated tbo skin, and ber only injury is a
slight soreness caused by the force of the bul
lets, two of which were found inside her cor
set. Tbe girl is an octoroon, and abont 20
years of age.
Monroe is still in Central station and will
have a bearing to-day.
Belle Jones was not hurt very badly. Late
last night she was resting without any pain,
and she expects to be ont of the hospital to-day.
They Had a Social Time In the Mononga
bela House Parlors.
The American Wheel Manufacturers
Association met in the Monongahela House
yesterday. About 14 delegates were present.
Mr. Addison Bybee, of Indiana, is the Presi
dent Secretary Knhn stated that the price list
made at tbe Colnmbus meeting in January
will bold for tbe year. They meeting yester
day was more for social purposes than anything
else. Trade was reported to be picking up all
over the country.
Furniture and Carpet House, Liberty Stret,
Corner Sixth Avenue.
Contemplating buyers of reliable furni
ture and carpets of the newest and most
approved designs and patterns are cordially
invited to look through our mammoth estab
lishment "We are positive we can save
buyers fully 20 per cent on an average in
their purchases this spring, both in lurni
ture and cai pets. H.ENKY Bergek,
642 and 644 Liberty St., cor. Sixth ave.
Now Is Yonr Chance.
Big chance for money. This is the
week, to make money, for this is the last
week of our clean-ont sale of clothing for
men and boys. Big bargains this week in
men's suits, pants, and in spring overcoats.
Big bargains in children's suits and special
bargains in suits for boys, in ages 14 to 18
years. If you want to make money bring
your boys to the Hub this week.
One price jind square dealing at the Bos
ton Clothing House, 439 Smithfield street
Tho Embroidered Robe Patterns at $3
And $2 SO are going with a rush come
quick to get any of these extra bargains
gingham counter.
Penn Avenue Stores.
Gents' Gold and Silver Watches,
Also gold-filled cases, nickel watches,
etc., fine jewelry, chains, charms, secret
society pins and charms, K. T. and 32
charms. AH at reduced prices. "Will re
move April 1 to 420 Smithfield st
its Jas. McKee, Jeweler.
All Are Splendid.
Try Marvin's royal fruit biscuit, ring
snaps, Mrs. Harrison's inauguration cookies,
and above all, don't forget orange blossom
soda crackers. Tour grocer keeps them.
The Embroidered Robe Patterns at 82
And $2 50 are going with a rush come
quick to get any of these extra bargains
gingham counter.
Penn Avenue Stores.
millinery Opening,
Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22.
E. S. Giles,
94 and 96 Federal st, Allegheny, Pa.
Ko well regulated household should be
without Angostura Bitters, the celebrated
Latest Novelty Accordion Skirts
Made to order at Parcels & Jones', 29 Fifth
40-inch French Side Band Suitings, self
trimmings, only SOc a yard.
45-Inch Pure Mohair Suitings.
40-inch Henriettas at 63c
Extra Satin Finish, 46-inch widths, 85c and
Silk Warp Henriettas, spring shades.
Black Henriettas in all the numbers, from
85c to $2, the most perfect finished grades im
ported. The most complete line of novelties and
All at attractive prices.
Second shipment in Silks brings to us a spe
cial bargain in a colored Satin Luxor, all the
prevailintr shades, at 85c regular $1 goods.
Fancy Stripe Surahs, for trimmings, at 85c
Novel and stylish designs in India Silks.
Cloaks and Suits. New and handsome effects
for Ladies, Misses and Children.
Stockinette, fair grade, for S3.
High grade Jackets, $5 5JV $7. $9, S10.
Bound Corkscrews and Wale Cloths, lined
and unllned,with or without vests, $5, $7, $9, $12
to $16.
Colored French. Cloth, Loose or Directolre
Fronts, 19, $12, $16.
Bead Wraps, all grades, from $3 to $40.
Braided Silk and Cloth Mantles, $3 to $40. '
Nottingham. Swiss and Irish Point Curtains.
Curtain Nets and Sash Draperies, neat and
effective patterns, low range of cost.
House Famishing Linens, Table Damasks,
Napkins, Towels and Qnllts, tbe best values
shown; underground prices.
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The Baltimore and OWo KaHroad Insurant
Scheme Has Not Bees Killed by tho
Maryland LlsiiitBre. ,. .
A circular was received ia this city yes
terday from Charles F. "Mayer, President of
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad, abont the
new Belief Department of the road. The
Officials here would not give a copy of the
circular to anybody, but a Dispatch re
porter succeeded in getting one. Iftfc head
ed "Circular No. V and is addressed to tba
members of the Baltimore and 'Ohio Employes
Relief Association. It cites the fact of tho
abolition of tbe association by the Maryland
Legislature, which takes effect April L
In order that the purposes of the associa
tion may be carried ont, the Board of Directors
have established a relief department which ia
practically tbe same, as far asTurposes go, aa
tbe present association. A great many of tho
employes of tho company said they were) com
pelled to join the association again their
will, and succeeded In having the JLeglslaturo
abolish it. The new association, the President
claims, is not compulsory upon any of tba
employes to join, but they will probably be told
that it will be to their interest to do so. The
object of the association is to provide a f and
for the family of any employe who may Be dis
abled or killed by accident. Wben an em
ploye became a member of tbe association ha
signed an agreement not to enter Suit against
the company In case he was injured or allied,
If he was killed his family could not sue &
company on this account.
Among the changes in the new association 1
the natural death benefit guaranteed members,
which has been raised from $100 to $250. Tbo
payment will be made only to the member's
widow, children or nearest kin. Members who
have received sick benefits for 12 weeks ot
longer are permitted to resume work without
a medical examination. None of the benefits
can be attached for the navmpnt nf m.mSn'f
debts. The limit of ten miles for free trans-
jrviA mmvu vi t,ujucii hfcieutung aaiiy scnooi is
removed. All other members of the family de
pending upon the member for support can
travel all over the lines at one-halt the regular
rate. Any member of the association who be
comes disabled by accident will be given a po
sition he can acceptanly fill. No benefits will
be paid for the first six working days of a mem
ber's disablement by sickness.
Of the $300; the natural death DeneQt, only
$100 is guaranteed by the company.
A Lectors on Goth and Hloslem.
The Young People's Association of the East
Liberty Presbyterian Church, will give a social
and entertainment Friday evening. There
will be a lecture by Rev. George Hodges, rec
tor of the Calvary Church; subject "Tbe Goth
and the Moslem as Concerned in the Over
throw of the Roman Empire."
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In our Cloak Room, this week, latest
whims in imported Wraps, Mantles and '
Jackets, including many exclusive f
Misses', Children's and Infants' Out-. '
fits, the largest assortment we hava V
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ever shown, medium to finest qualities. - ?
More Paris Robe Dress Patterns the i'
finest and most elegant we have ever
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Spring shades, in both Suede and Kid
Gloves, Jouvin, Alexandra and other
best makes.
Elegant novelties in Beaded and
Metal Galloons now ready; fine black
Crochet Trimmings; striking novelties
in the large Directolre Buttons.
First of our spring importations
"cabla dye" fast black, fancy v striped .
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Cotton and Lysle Hose; black and'
colors In fine quality pure Silk Hosiery
Show room and 100 Patters Spring
Bonnets and Hats this week.
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