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A Chandelier Used as a Gib Let by a Woman WHOSE MIND WENT WEONG The Gas Fixture, Ceiling and Noose All Give Way Together. A SOEEI TEIN OP HALLUCINATION. Application Hade to Place the Lady in an Asylum With a Brother. SINGULAR SUICIDAL COINCIDENCES A desperate and evidently veil-planned suicide was attempted by a woman in Alle gheny yesterday morning, and to-day she will dwell Tinder the same roof with her brother, who is in the insane department of the Allegheny City Home. The case is a very peculiar one, as the woman showed no signs of insanity until at or after her at tempt to end her existence. Yesterday afternoon Sir. Robert Bowles, foreman at Bradley's Stove Foundry, called on Major Hunker, Secretary of the Alle gheny Poor Board, and asked that his wife be sent to Dixmont, or some insane asylum, at once. He was informed that Diimont was crowded, and that it wonld be im possible to send the woman to the Home until the proper certificate Is made out, which cannot be done until to-day. Mr. Bowles was overcome with grief over his wife's action, and said that, although her brother was at present insane, he had not believed it was hereditary. HIS FIKST STATEMENT. Mr. Bowles told a Dispatch reporter that his wife had suddenly become insane and had attempted to hang herself, but that he had saved her life. He would not say anything further; but to Secretary Hunker he told the whole story. In an interview last evening. Major Hunker said: Mrs. Bowles did not show any signs of insanity, according to her husband's story, but seemed to be ill. He left her in her room at his house on Bike street, appar ently asleep. A few moments after he had left the room he heard a fall, and ran to the room. His wife had tied the strings of an apron around her neck, fastened the apron to the chandelier and dropped to the floor. Her weight had broken the strings and the chandelier was torn away and the plaster ing came down. "When Mr. Bowles enteredthe room he found his wife lying on the floor, trying to strangle herseli by tightening the broken apron string around her throat. He promptly took it from her, and called in Dr. Easton, who pronounced the woman insane. An other physician will have to certify to her condition before we can send her to the in sane department of the Home. This will be done to-day. A EEMAEKABLE CODTCTDENCE. "There is a very singular coincidence in connection with this case. Her brother, Hughey Graham, is an inmate of our insane department. He has been there for fully a J-W, sudthsrc'.is no cause whatever for their insanity, as neither Graham nor his sister had any trouble. Graham was era nloved bv D. A Mitchell, the livervman. nn .Liberty street, Pittsburg, for a number of years, who committed suicide while tempo rarily insane, on his way home in a buggy. It was said, at the time, that he had been murdered; but all the evidence produced before the Coroner's jury pointed to suicide. "We will send Mrs. Bowles to the Home to morrow."" An effort was made to see Mr. Bowles at his home, 2T o. 58 Pike street, later last night, but a friend who responded to a ring at the bell said he was not there. His replies to questions were very contradictory, and at one time he said that Mr. Bowles had moved to Penn avenue, Pittsburg, during the past few days. He admitted that Mr. Bowles owned the house, and that the attempt at suicide had occurred, as given above, but for some reason desired no publication of the matter. . Several persons in the neighborhood were spoken to, and all of them said they had not heard that Mr. Bowles had removed, and admitted that they had heard of the attempt at suicide. SOME STILL LINGER. Congressmen Howell and La Foil en Grow Tired at Last nod Go Home They Speak a Good Word for Harrison. Congressmen Bowell, of Illinois, and La Pbllett, of Wisconsin, were on the limited going home last night. Both men are Re publican, and Mr. Bowell has attained some reputation as a Representative. Said he: "I think the new administration is going slowly, but doing the work well. After all the appointments have been made I think everybody will be satisfied. I would like to see Public Printer Benedict fired just as soon as possible, but there have been such a number of applicants for this position that the President has hesi tated about making a selection. I am in favor of Captain Meredith, of Chicago, but I would not find fault if he did not get it Senator Cullom has been kicking, but he is like General Logan used to be. If John got nine appointments and lost the tenth he was mad, while a good many men wonld be glad enougn to nave one. "Quay and Sherman may feel a little sore toward each other now, but when Sherman comes back he will apologize if he has done wrong." Congressman La Pollett said that he ex pected to see ex-Governor Stone, of Iowa, appointed Land Commissioner in the course of a month. He says the Cabinet ministers are bothered to death with office seekers during the day. Secretary Koble has been -working hard, spending most of the time up to midnight mastering the details of the Interior Department Mr. La Follett says Uoble is a fine lawyer, and the cattle kings soon found ont that they could not influence him. For this reason they don't like him. THE GBIPMEN KICK. Penn Avenue Kolcfati of tbe Lever Don't Want to be Uniformed. Considerable dissatisfaction and indigna tion has been aroused among the gripmen of the Citizens' Traction Company by an order from the company commanding all gripmen to secure uniforms immediately. The grip men consider this order an injustice to them, as they do not see the necessity for a uniform, which, they say, only entails an expense upon them. A meeting of the Conductors Assembly 2126, K. of L., will be held Thursday night to consider the case of the gripmen. A Car In tbe Honse. A freight car on a switch running into the Clinton mill- jumped the track late Saturday night and ran through the corner of a house on "West Carson street, occupied by John Reilly. Fortunately no one was 4a the part of the house that was struck, -uiu no one was nun. Abe house was dam taged to the extent of $200. ID ROMSUCIDE NOTES ADD NOTIONS. I I Many Matters of Much and Little Moment ivi-seir MTenico. It takes our Danlap to make a sudden change of base. Georoe Fbaxcis should now be called a fast Train. CBelva says Busan B. is 70 years old. "Was Belva there? Geoege M. Puiauav was a passenger on his fast train last night boand'f or' Chicago. Afteb all the only, perfect American ele vator is the whisky straight, with no hydraulics in it "Good summer wether" soliloquizes the fanner, as he casts a weather eye over his flock. That Italian nobleman who wants to sell bis title is too sudden. The odor of the last sale has not blown over. These are 37,000,000 babies born every year, and each one is the prettiest, sweetest tootsy wootsy alive, so it is. Mrs. Potter still Insists she is elevating the stage. Her idea of elevating the stage is in lowering the scenery. Another Western man has bobbed up who has 18 children and asks charity. That man doesn't need any help. It is the unfortunate spring lamb, without any mint sauce in a Fourth avenue bank, who has been shorn by "sheers." Berry Wall still refuses to pay an exorbi tant tailor's bill and 12,000,000 menjiave silently ranged in line behind him. That Brooklyn police who insists upon put tine his arms around lone women is a danger ous man; he should be disarmed. Strange and startling odors in the streets indicate the arrival of warm weather, if not of the street cleaning department. The fatal number 13 appeared again in the city annals at Central station, and Judge Gripp meted out to each of the 13 just what he de served. Detroit has originated a woman's conversa tional clnb. but yon can't fool us. It loots like a baseball club, and its conversation is most potent at 2 a. si. Kilraln has developed Snllivan's happy faculty of "tapping the claret" at a dollar a bottle. There are some hopes of their drink ing each other to death. John Burrow fell from the porch of his residence on Ella street yesterday afternoon and sustained a fracture of the thigh. Dr. Clark attended him. J ATX, services were conducted by Rev. E. B. Donehoo, who will continue this month. .Ex cellent singing was furnished by ladies from the Eighth Presbyterian Church. The body of John Graham, who was killed by a B. 4 O. shifter at Glenwood, Saturday, is still at the Morgue. His friends have not made any arrangements for its removal. SUCH tremendous cheering greeted Bob Lin coln's announcement at the London banquet "I am no speaker." that he didn't have a chance to add, "because 1 am my father's son." A free lecture will be given in the Oakland Methodist Church chapel this evening at 8 o'clock by Prof. Jacktnan, of the Sigh School. Subject "The Natural History of an Apple." Obscure Yes, there is a great difference between the word "hind" and "behind." If you ever hunted you would know that the "hind" is always in front while you, well you are be hind. Afteb that ball the 400 has the big head for sure, and now, after brief bnt startling glory, let the 400 dron back into the slot of oblivion. and cursed be he that moves their. unpleasant bones. Chief of Police Wymard, of .Braddock, arrested Charles Miller upon instructions from Washington, Pa. He is wanted there for larceny. The Washington authorities have been notified of his capture. New Yobk will please consider itself "now outgrown," along with poor Walter Scott Howells has left ber for Boston, where there is no Liberty, no Brooklyn bridge, no 400, no Mayor Grant, no Centennial and no rivalry. A new literary society has been organized in Lawrenceville called the St Mary's Literary Society. M. E. Golden is President W. J. Hurley Vice President Edward Carroll Sec retarv and E. M. Bchen Treasurer. The club has 6$ members and meets every Monday night PnrLAXTHBoriST to small boy going through wonderful contortions "what is wrong my poor lad?" Boy (stolidly) "The itch." Philanthropist (horrified) "Why in the world don't yon do something for it?" Boy (scratch ing himself nnanimouslynth both hands) "I am, ain't I?" Amendment meetings will begin in Salis bury Hall, Southside, to-night W.J. McCon nell and his wife will hare charge of the meet ing, and Prof. J. B. Spetlman will conduct the the music. Mrs. Warren Hnntly and Mrs. B. H. Jones addressed a meeting of theW. C.T. U. in Moorhead Hall last night Yesteedat was a beautiful time for a low priced clerk to hire a high-priced livery rig for his best girl and drive abont town trying to impart a family carriage air to a hack and horse about which the odor of last night's drunk still cling. Its no use. boys and girls; keep that distang air of hawtoor until you have your own coach. SolCoulson has a photograph gallery of beauties that is well worth examining. It is made up of just 1,000 rogues, each with a f nil history of his crimes in a book indexed by Sol, and the whole forms a fascinating study for either the scientific or morbidly inclined, and when It is finished will be one of the most com plete rogues' gallery in the country. New Repobter Well, I am on late watch this week. City Editor (who has put him there) Oh, indeed are you? N. R. Yes, and I wantapack of cards to help.passthe time. C.E. You will find them in the pigeon hole in the big desk. N. B. goes away.but returns in half an hour covered with dust and despair Can't find 'em. I looked in every place from that labeled "sporting" on down to "foreign" and "rejected," and there aren't any cards. C. E. Yon looked in all? N. R All but one. C. E. Which one? N. R. The one labeled "religious." C. E. Well, there they are. IT'S A QUEEB WORLD. Something is wrong with this awkward world. And things are mixed somewhere: A girl who's cutest with bangs that curled Always wears the straightest hair; The greatest effort of a great man's life Is never made at all; The wrong man has the wrong man's wife; Ana we snort gin snouia db u; The biggest fish is the fish that's lost; A good boy dies in youth; Tbe things we want are the things that cost, Ana tbe liar tells the truth: The good things belong to the other chap A man who never slipped; The best ot people have least of snap, And the wittiest wit is clipped. I TWO BAD ITALIANS. They Blake Things Lively for jl P., V. fc C. Passenger Conductor. Two Italians named George Ross and Prank Bell were brought over from Duquesne yesterday and lodged in the I lockup at Braddock. The two men made Charleston Railroad conductor last night On the train somebody provoked them, and they became desperate. It is' said one ot the Italians stabbed a man, but to what extent he was injured could not be learned. Bell had a file six inches long, which had been ground off smooth, and a 42-caliber re volver. The conductor of the train took a revolver from the other fellow. An in formation has been lodged, against them be fore 'Squire Holtzman, and they will hare a hearing to-morrow morning. IN GEEAT STILE. The Mexican Sliniiter Goes Home, Accom panied by a Retinue. General Bodiguez Romero, the Mexican Minister to the United States, passed through the city yesterday bound tor Mexi co. The depot men assert that there was a dead-body on the train, and they were tak ing it back to Mexico for burial. The General wore his uniform, and was .accompanied by a retinue. They occupied a private car, and when the train stopped a guard was placed on the platform. The Firat Command ery. On next Saturday a week the first com mandery of the lodge of thePatriotic Oorder Sons ot America in Western Pennsylvania will be instituted at Braddock. The mem bers have provided themselves with uni forms that are yery beautiful, and will carry swords. The officers are: Commander, A. &. Srubaker; Lieutenant Commander, E. G. Sexton; Purser, Theodore Davis; Scribe, JoeL. Campbell. BEECHAM'S Pills cure sick headaenn. ,.- , :r made, j Peaks' Soap, the purest and best ever . , ; THE ADTICE FOR MINERS. President Conway Issues 9 Circular to the Striking Colliers, ASKING THEM TO STAND FIRM. The Situation Explained and Organizations Working Together. PRESIDENT WEIHE MAX K0TEUN AGAIN President Conway, of District 4 of the National Progressive Union, yesterday is sued a circular which will be sent to the miners of the district to-day explaining the situation. He has received reports that al most one-half of the operators have granted the 74 -cent rate 'and others are expected to follow. He desires the miners to remain firm and solid for the price, as any break might result disastrously. The calls for aid and protection from the Sheriff to prevent riots along the Pan handle road it is claimed.is only a bluff on the part of the operators to obtain the sympathy of the public. Vice President Davis says there are no indications of trouble or riot, as the men have practically won the strike without a fight and there is no necessity of resorting to force to secure the rate demanded. Many of the operators have already obtained contracts based on the 74-cent rate and they will hare no trouble in securing others. President Con way's circular is appended: HIS CONFIDENT CIBCULAK. Fellow Miners of Western Pennsylvania: The situation of affairs, as It pertains to onr calling as miners of coal, within the last few days impels me to issue this explanatory letter as an acknowledgment of my feelings and de sires. It has been charged that onr present ac tion is in violation of certain stipulatlons.be tweennsand our employers. This I desire to flatly contradict, as at all conferences held be tween the employers and the representatives of the miners of this district they have failed to reach an amicable agreement After failing to reach a conclusion satisfactory to all concerned by joint conference, the question of scale prices was referred to you, and a time and place ap pointed for your representatives to meet col lectively. Irrespective of organization, and re port your desires as miners, and what rate you were willing to be governed by for the year. At the convention of your representatives, held in this city on April SO, 1E89, it was ascer tained, from reports of representatives, that an overwhelming majority were in favor of establishing a 74-cent rate for the year, and all present, with two exceptions, .voted in favor of it By this action the 74-cent irate became the Srice you bad agreed upon, and which you are 1 duty bound to support; inasmuch as It was not the prlco of either organization, but the price of miners themselves, the miners of both organizations, as well as those not organized, aro BESPONSTBLE FOB ITS SUCCESS, for upon their united action depends the possi bility of viotory, and I am very glad to be able to assure you that from reports received the miners have awakened to the fact that from the divisions in our ranks employers expected to be benefited, as it is admitted by some that they expected a faction of the miners to be a part of the machinery that would enable them to secure a less rate of mining than that of 71 cents. It seems that it was not from a business necessity that they required this reduction, bnt from our inability to prevent it they would insist upon it That inability is no where apparent at this time. From all over the district come reports that the miners are determined on retaining their position as re gards pnee of mining. True, there are one or two places that are not as steadfast in their purpose as .they should be; but their action, should they break; cranot influence the gen eral result. Many of the employers wno had proposed re ductions previous to our last convention, have concluded to pay the prices agreed upon, and their mines are now working. Others nave not offered any reduction, and are working. We have some grounds for believing that others who are now idle are contemplating the advisa bility of granting the 74-cent rate, so that the number of those paying the 74-cent rate in the very near future will far exceed those refusing, and end in all paying it A POELOEN HOPE. Some are waiting for a break on our side. In that hope they will be disappointed. The factions have become a unit No advantages are to be gained in that direction. Miners have interests in common which they recog nize however mnch they may differ as to methods. This unified struggle Is the proof. The reduction, if conceded, would not benefit either consumer or miner. Contracts for ship ment of coal for this district have been largely entered into, and, we believe, taken at a figure that entitles the miner toa"4;cent rate. Illi nois and Indiana operators have been held up to us as some of the causes of reductions but so far as Illinois and Indiana miners are concerned they cannot be reduced without their consent until, at least, thev have been defeated in .a struggle to maintain their prices, which struggle they are now engaged in. it appears tnatnometnoa oi equalizing con ditions has ever entered into the consideration of employers, except an equalizing by reduc tion in the wages of employes, and by this method forcing tbe employes to attempt to equalize from their standpoint by what is com monly known as a strike. It appears from tbe indications that the qnestion of price will be settled, so far as this competitive district is concerned, by the favor able action of the miners supporting one "an other in their efforts at equalizing conditions and obtaining in Western Pennsylvania a 74 cent rate; but in order to secure it we must have no break. Each man must be firm. Don't give up the ship. Orderly and quietly maintain your position and all will be well. JohnD. CoirwAV. President District 4, N. P. U. PRESIDENT WEIHE W0N1T EDN. Report That the Ironworkers' Chief Will Encage Otherwise. It is-stated upon reliable authority that William Weihe, President of the Amalga mated Association for the past six years, has decided not to be a candidate for re election at the coming annnal convention of the organization, and will retire to engage in business pursuits. Efforts have been made by members of the association to induce James H. Nutt to allow his name to be used as a candidate in the event of President Weihe retiring, but he has declined by reason of having been tendered a lucrative appointment in the employ of the Government As the salary of the President of the Amalgamated Asso ciation is $1,500 per year and traveling ex penses, it is probable each district will naye one or more canaiaates. Mr. Nutt is one of the most prominent members of the Amalgamated Association, and for years has been a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Weihe could not be seen last night, but several members say he will not be a candidate for re-election. They Elected Delegates. A regular monthly meeting of Local Union No. 6, of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union, was held at Silver Palace Hall, on Fifth avenue, yesterday afternoon. The following members were elected dele gates to the National Convention to be held at Bellaire, O., in July: H. A. Hampton, Wm. J. Clare, J. E. Flinn, L. Louden slicker and Martin Ercstring. AGAINST THE GAUQEE, Oil Men Will Visit Harrlsbnrg to Ask for a Btnte Inspector. Mr. D. P. Beigbard and other local oil men will leave forHarrisbnrg this morning to insist on the passage of the' bill revoking an old law by which an oil ganger is ap pointed for Pittsburg, and no -other city in the State. The oil men want a bill passed anthoriz- ing the appointment of a State ganger. to act within certain limits. Becentlv the Pittsburg ganger has been charging a tax on all the oil' exported or sent ont of the State. rage, a The oil men claim this is an out. ana tney pray ior Btate juxadicuoD, PITTSBTjaQ- JjDISPATOH, Mission tog WOMEH'S NCLDDED. Impressive and Solemn Services at St. Paul's Cathedral Yesterday The Re newal of Baptismal Tows. The mission services at St Paul's Cathe dral yesterday were unusually solemn and impressive, particularly in the afternoon, at the close of the mission forewomen, con ducted by the Paulist Pathers. At this ser vice the women of the congregation re peated their baptismal tows and at the conclnsion they- were given the Papal bless ing and indulgences through Ber. Father Kevins, one of thePaulists. The first mission service oi the day was at 10:30 o'clock, when solemn high mass was celebrated. Father Doyle preached the ser mon. His subject was "The Necessity of Prayer," and it was most impressive. One'of the most beautiful features of the service was a magnificent floral baptismal font, set in a perfect bower of potted plants, ferns, etc., underneath the mission cross and to the left of the main altar. The steps leading up to the font were made tbe re ceptacles for bouquets of roses, lilies", hya cinths, etc. When Father Kevins ascended into the pulpit the church was literally jammed with women, with here and there a Bprinkling of men. In addition to all the pews'being crowded, all the floor space was occupied by people kneeling and stand ing np. The reverend gentleman took for his text, "What shall I render unto God for what God has rendered unto me ?" Psalms iii.:115. Father Kevins delivered his ser mon in a simple but effective manner, and brought to the attention ot his hearers the 'necessity of baptismal renewal. After the Tows had been repeated he said : What does all this ceremonv meanf It in a. sacred contract .or bargain or agreement be-i iween uoa on one siae anu you on me other. God promised to do certain things on His part andvoQ promised to do certain things on yours. He promised to give you His grace, and did so then and there when you were baptized. He has faithfully kept His cart of the bargain, but you have broken yonrs. You have been unfaithful to your vows. Look over your past life and see if there is not one small vow you have broken. This is not the normal state of the Christian, to be contented under the dominion of Satan, an enemy of God and an enemy from His love and grace, but God expects us to be united in His love and always in the state of grace. He then administered the Papal blessing and offered the following prayer while hold ing the blessed crucifix before him : Oh, Lord Jesus Christ Thou hast heard the vows these, Thy children, have made unto Thee; they have ascended before Thy throne into heaven: Thy angels and saints have heard them with joy; the devils in hell have heard . uiem wiui lear ana tremoung, -ior iney Know that their dominion over these, Thy servants,is at an end; may these vows be recorded in Your heavenly court: may the names of these, Thy children, be written In the book of Thy elect never moie to be blotted out; may they go on from strength to strength, from virtue to vir tue, until they appear before Thee, the God of Gods, in Zion. Last evening Father Smith inaugurated tne mission ior men witn a sermon upon the "Value of the Soul." The services were concluded with the benediction of the Holy Sacrament There were no women present, and the church was packed to suf focation. ' The first mass to-day will be at 5 o'clock. Fathers Doyle and Hopper will, leave to day for Iowa, where they will conduct a mission for several weeks. Father Clark will arrive this morning from New York to assist the other priests. During the part week the sacrament of Holy Communion was administered to 3, 700 women at the Cathedral. GEORGE WASHINGTON' EULOGIZED. Rev. T. J. Leak, at the North Avenue Chnreh, Paid a Glowing Tribute to the Father of Bis Country Last Night. Ber. T. J. Leak, pastor of the North Ave nue, Allegheny, M. E. Church, preached last evening upon "George Washington." He took for.his text, "Bun ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now, and know and seek, in the broad plains' thereof," etc., Jeremiah, BSL The' reverend gentleman said:' There is nothing else that this world is so greatly In need of, as men. I do not mean merely blpids, who walk, and talk, and wear clothes, bnt earnest, upright, useful men. No where else has this fact been illustrated more fully than In the history of onr own country. In studying the history of those who laid the foundations of our nation, there is one colossal figure standing out more prominently than any other; he who we call the father ot his coun try: George Washington. His school days closed early. At 16 years of age he entered upon tbe work of surveying. At 19 he was given a position as Government Surveyor, which led him into the wilderness of the Alleghenics, which oft-times furnished him only the hard earth for his bed and a. canopy of the sky for his covering. By these hardships he developed strength and character for his future work. At 26 years of age he, with his forces, drove the French ont of Fort Duquesne, around which spot our two thrifty cities now flourish. He was not only possessed of physical cour age, but his moral courage was equally great When he thought a thing right he stood for it though the heavens should tall. He was also unselfish. When appointed commanderof tbe Continental army, a salary of $6,000 was voted him by Congress, but he said that he would not occupy such a position for a mone tary consideration. He said he would keep an exact account of his expenses, and only ask that Congress should pay them. Is It not strange that such a man grew indignant at the efforts of certain speculators, who endeavored to make money out of the sufferings of the country, and expressed himself as wish ing that their leaders might hang on gallows four times as high as that on which Haman was strung. The last charac teristic upon which I will touch was his devo tion to religion. This is seen in his statement that upon certain days set apart for fasting and prayer he wrote, "I went to church and fasted all day." At the opening of Congress, when the chaplain led In prayer, while all others stood, he devoutly knelt alone. One of his first orders as Commander ot the Conti nental army was enforcing the rule against pro fanity and drunkenness, and insisting upon the officers attending upon divine service. In tne midst of the sufferings of Valley Forge, an army hnngry, and ragged. In the midst of snow and fieezing.weather.crying "no bread," "no pay," "no rum," be was discovered by a godly Quaker upon his knees In the woods, with tears rolling down his cheeks, pouring his' petitions into the ear of the God of battles. We hold bim to-night before the young Ameri ca of our day as a light for their guidance, as a life for their emulation and an example for their inspiration. CHILDREN'S DAI. An Interesting Programme nnd Bis Collec tion nt the First Church. Children's Day was observed at the First Christian Church in Allegheny yesterday morning. A very interesting programme was rendered, consisting of songs and recita tions. A quartet composed of Misses Mary McCush and Alice Parsons and Messrs. Will Muirhead and Harry Nickelson, sang "Eose O' the May Time." Beulah Hip well sang "Waiting Over There." Among the, other performers were Misses Nannie Warnick, Maggie Bodney, Nannie Elcessor, Maggie Corbet and Emily Bodney. Willie Graham recited "A Short Sermon on Giv ing," and the pastor, Be v. William F. Cow den, delivered an address. Over 900 Sunday school scholars were present and the collection for the benefit of the mission amounted to about $600. Class. No 1, -of boys,, iiobert Latimer, teacher, contributed over $100, and class No. 25, girls, Alex Latimer teacher, contributed over 116. Trying to Pick a Fight. Gilbert Wilson was arrested by Officer Thompson last evening, charged with dis orderly conduct It is alleged by the officer that Wilson was trying to pick a fight with people passing along Wylie avenue, near Elm street He was locked np in the Eleventh' ward station. Death Was tbeBeanlt. John Spang, of Prospect street, Mt Washington, died last'night from the inju ries he received last Friday when he fell off a scaffolding on to a nail keg and broke' three ribs. He leaves a wife andtvochil- kONPAY, &AY ,6, , VALOR AT A TICKER. A: lady Telegraph Operator Who i Talks of the Block Signals, TELLING A THRILLING TALE ORTWO One Case in Which Her BevolYer Had a Mission to Perform. KOBE THAN MECHANISM ESSENTIAL The block signal system of the Pennsyl vania Bailroad is a great success, bnt one scarcely realizes how much depends on the carefulness and wakefulness of the telegraph operator until he spends a night in one of these telegraph towers. It was' the misfortune of a Dispatch reporter not long since to have such an experience. Caught at night in the country, with the only hotel in the Tillage two miles away, and the farmers for miles around sound asleep, one of the lonely towers of the Pennsylrania road was not uninviting nnder such circumstances. The news gatherer had a long telegram to send and the young lady -operator vowed a thousand times, as she ad mitted afterward, ihat she wonld keep the door locked hereafter, and admit nobody' but railroad men at night COMPAHIOSSHIP WELCOME. . But when the hard job had been per formed and after vigorous rnbbing the blood began to return into her numb arm, she was pleased with the prospect of having even a reporter to talk to until morning. How these poor girls in the towers must suffer from loneliness none but they them selves can tell. If a man had a wife that talked too much he could easily effect a cure by having her learn the telegraph business, and then secure for her a position in one of the Pennsylvania towers. It is surpris ing how many lady operators there are on the railroads, and invariably they work at night One of them accounted for it by saying that their chiefs are men, and they try to discourage women from entering the business as much as possible. "j. wisn.x aian t nave to worK," saia tne lady operator in the course of the long chat "Certainly we get lonely, and the night is always terribly long. I have two revolvers in this drawer, but I am awfully afraid of firearms. In my experience so far I have had plenty of scares, but I never was really frightened but once. A German tramp was determined to come into the tower one night, and, placing a skid which the men used in handling freight against the building, he climbed np as far as the windows. don't sboox was the cet. "I pointed the revolver at the fellow's headland he cried out to me in broken English not to shoot I didn't, and I con fess I felt as much relieved as he did when he found himself on the ground again. He slid down that skid almost like a shot "Most of the nfght operators on the Penn sylvania road are girls. About the hardest work we have to do is to pall the lever back and forward which changes the lights. In the winter when the long bar becomes cov ered with ice it is almost impossible to pull it. and it requires all our exertion. ' "My greatest trouble is to keep awake 1 after 3 o'clock in the morning. We help each other, and if I think aan operator is asleep I try to warn her by making all the noise over the wires I can. I remember when the Eastern express was put on early in the morning. The opera tors were so used to dozing about tbat time of the night thatthe express had to make a number of stops on its first trip. Ton see the red light hangs out con tinually, andtms tne engineers are guided by. If the operator goes to sleep the trains are blocked, and if she is reported she is fined ?2. IT AXIi TAKES TIME. "Well, I have forgotten how often that train was stopped the first morning. At some towers they hadvto break open the door to see what was the matter. Generally the conductors and engineers .are good fel lows and do little reporting, but there is a limit to their patience. The train made a nnmber of trips before the .operators got used to the new run, and now we all man-, age to be awake. "It is trne operators often become care less, and we forget sometimes what import ant positions we fill. ,1 never get nervous except when there is a wreck, and then we have to be constantly on the alert" The reporter sat there through the long night listening to the young lady talk. They yawned a great deal at times, but both kept awake; the one because it was her business, the other because he couldn't sleep. It was noticeable that on this particular night few trains passed. There may have been other reasons for it, but at the present time the freight business is very' dull, and it must be worse than the agents admit when not more than ten freight trains both ways pass a given point on tbe Pennsylvania road during a night There were more west than east-bound trains, but mighty few either way outside of the passenger trains: HE USED A EAZ0B. An Allegheny Man Attempts Snlcldo by Severing an Artery In Bii Arm. Thomas Smith, a blacksmith at the Fort Wayne Bailroad shops, who lives at 209 Washington avenue, Allegheny, was taken to the General. Hospital early yesterday morning. He complained that he wassick and claimed that he had been poisoned. About 9 o'clock he left the institution and went home. The officers of patrol station No. 2 were .called to his home about 6 o'clock last even ing by a report that Smith had attempted to commit suicide. He had cut an artery in his arm with a razor and was covered with blood. He resisted arrest and at tempted to slash the officers with the razor. They were compelled to put handcuffs on him and in the scuffle were covered with blood. The man was taken to the hospital where he received proper attention. It is believed that he is insane. Smithis 37 years of age and has a wife and family. AK0-TAIMILLE5HIDM. Is In a Measure Advocated by a Local DI clplo of Henry George. The Secular Union held a meeting in Imperial Hall, corner of New Grant street and Seventh avenue, last1 night. Thomas Grnndy made an address on "Single Tax." Mr. Grundy-is in favor of a system of taxation-by which improvements only, and not the land, would be assessed. He holds that society can gain no wealth from a price on land, and that the valuation of all lands, city and suburban, should either be' equal ized, or abolished entirely. By the adoption of such a system specula tion would be.done away with and the poor would be placed on an equal footing with all men in the matter of owning, property. Mr. A. A. Barker and Mr. Frank Gest ner also made addresses on the subject, fol lowing out the line of argument advanced by Mr. Grundy. A FOEEIGN OIL MAtf. Mr. Sanders, of Germany, Wanu to See the Pennsylvania-Fields. Mr. Gerwig Sanders, wife and niece, oi Hamburg, Germany, arrived in the city last evening and stopped at the Anderson. Mr. Sanders is a large exporter of oil from the Globe Befining Company, and he has come to Pittsburg .to inspect the oil fields and study' the '-process of refining. They will go' through to the Pacific coast oeiore taey retain. ,1889. IT'S DOG EAT DOG. One Combine Fighting- Another Warner flflller and1 Steve Doner Fighting the Chicago Heat Trust A New Deal oa Foot. A gentleman just returned from New York is authority for the statement that Warner Miller is relied upon to help boom the American Meat. Company, which re cently felt called upon to withdraw its stock from the market shortly after the subscrip tion books had been opened. The ex-Senator has been elected President of the com pany, to take the place of JohkH. Flagler, of the Standard Oil Company, whose re tirement a few weeks ago so seriously inter fered with the nlans of ex-Senator S. W. Dorsey and the other promoters of the big beef scheme. - Miller is apparently clothed with consid erable authority, as it has been announced at the office of the meat company that the two vice-presidents who are to be elected at Tuesday's meeting of the directors wonld be such as he should pick out. One of these new officers will succeed Mr. J. O. Moss, who is also treasurer of the Cottonseed Oil Trust, of which Mr. Flagler is president While the latter is to remain in the direc tory of the meat company, it is hinted that Mr. Moss will be asked to get ont There seems to be a good deal of feeling against Mr. Moss, and it is intimated that he was more or less responsible for the hitch in launching the big scheme. The-New York Herald of yesterday con tained an interview with an officer of the combine, who said: We might as well let the public Into the se cret of the complication now. Phil Armour and the others in the big beef combine in Chi cago were afraid of us and they set out to squeeze us. This they did by frightening Mr. Flagler and Mr. Moss. The combine uses $S, 000,000 worth of cottonseed oil a year in making lard, and they threatened that if these two offi cers of the trust had anything to do with onr' company they would establish works and no longer use their cottonseed oil. Armour bonght up a lot of the certificates of the trust and got control and was then in a position to dictate to Mr. Flagler and Mr. Moss. They were virtual ly forced to resign from the meat company. But we have things in excellent shape now, and in a week or so onr hooks will be opened, for subscriptions again in Boston, New York, Phiiadelphfa,Baltlmore and Plttsburg.with the same bankers as before. We mean business now and are certain of making the company a success. The Chicago combine are frightened at competition because they have had things their own way. There is good reason for them to fear us, because we propose to sell beef at retail at the same price that they wholesale it Congressman James J. Belden is one of the new directors of the meat company. The whole scheme seemed to be managed by Bepublican politicians who have at one time or another been more or less conspicu ous. Ex-Senator Dorsey is supposed to have manipulated the deal which in the first place amounted to a consolidation of some of the best herds of cattle and finest ranches and ranges p New Mexico. Then the combine bought an abbatoir in Kansas City and a plant in Baltimore, where the beef, pork and mutton will be distributed to the agencies of the company, which will be established in the principal Eastern cities. Por all this the ranchmen and owners of the plant are to get $8,000, 000 of the ?25,000,000 of stock at which the company is capitalized. It is claimed that before the trouble caused by the secession of Messrs. Flagler and Moss $4,000,000 of stock had already been subscribed, but the money was afterward returned. In a few days the same amount of stock will again be offered to the public. THE FIKST BESULT OF IT. The Number of Dronkaon Saturday Greatly Decreased I the City. The number of persons arrested for drunk enness in this city Saturday night was very small, considering the veVy large increase in the business done by the lucky 93. At some of the station housed, where it is no uncommon thing to have eight or ten "drunks at the hearings Sunday moming, the dockets were either bare ox but one or two names jvre entered. At the Central, station, where there are" usually at least 20 cases of drunkenness, the number was reduced to 12. In the Eleventh ward, where they frequently have eight or ten, there was not a drunk. In the Four teenth ward two were arrested during the evening, where as many as ten have been brought in on that charge. The combined number at the Twelfth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth ward "houses was only three. The entire Southside only furnished tbe same nnmber. There have been as many as 20 at the Twenty-eighth ward alone. The number of drnnks arrested in the en tire city were 18 less than one to every five saloons. THE HOSPITAL ASS DEED. Sonthslde Medical Society Beady to Back Up Those Fashing- Doctor. At a meeting of the Southside Medical Society to-night final steps will be taken looking toward the establishment of a hos pital on that side of the river. Several sites have been considered, and they will be dis cussed, and it is probable that one of them will be chosen to-night. The Southside physicians are determined on a hospital, and, whether the society takes aotion or not, there are a half dozen physi cians who are working the matter up by renting the Atlantic Garden property,as in dicated in these columns, and they promise to have the hospital-in operation within four months. ANNUAL' MEETINGS. Flvo Branches of the B. fc O. Will Elect Officers To-Day. The annual meetings of the stockholders of the Somerset and Cambria, Salisbury road, the Berlin road and the Pittsburg and Wheeling, branches of the Baltimore and Ohio, will be held in the Monongahela House this morning. General W. H. Eoontz, of Somerset, ar rived last evening to attend the meetings. The General stated that so far as he knew, the old officers would be re-elected, and if any changes are to be made they will be proposed by the management of the B. & O. EXCITEMENT AMONG POLES. This Foreign Element Again Smashing Both Windows and Heads.. The Polish row in Page's Hollow, on South Twenty-second street, furnished another excitement yesterday, during which windows were smashed and heads were brofcen. Anthony Gnntzman was the only man arrested, and he will answer the charge of disorderly conduct this morning. A Stone Weighing Two Ton. John Lewis, a stone mason employed on the new railroad bridge neat- Wheeling, W. Va., was brought to the Mercy Hospital .yesterday with a very badly crushed foot He said they were moving a large stone, which weighed about two tons, when in,' some way it slipped, catching him on the instep. The foot, the doctor thinks, will have to b6 amputated. B.&B. A new case of brown, blue and gray mix ture mohairs, 27 inches wide, at 25c. Bogos&Bithl. Make no Mistake In buying your furniture, go to the manu facturer, and save money; There ' is only one in the twin cities and their goods and rices defy competition. Therefore go to f. Seibert & Co., cor. Lacock and Hope streets, near railroad bridge, Allegheny. XI B. & B. Striped satin for lining jackets and waists and for facings, all colors, at 75c. Bonos Ss Buhl. r Jerseys. An immense assortment In all the new styles for seaside and eonntry wear; all Tvrfasu mXwMM in3 aaIam' u , WVSV311 3', S.VQVB& HACKB..4 IS LIFE 'SUSPENDED ? Home Physicians Who Take No Stock in Restored Animation. DEATH EASY ENOUGH TO DISC07EE Ho Need of Burying Anybody Alive, If the Teats Be Applied. IP AlITB, SOME PABT WILL BH0W IT The fact that people in a trance, or nnder suspended animation, have so frequently been nearly buried alive lately, led a re porter from this paper to make some in quiries yesterday among local physicians for their opinions upon the subject From these statements it appears that a good many doctors do not believe in suspended animation at all, and consider the stories which occasionally are published nothing but humbugs. Dr. W. F. Pollock, of the Southside, for instance, said yesterday: "I don't believe there is much difficulty in finding out whether a .person is' dead, and the fact can be yery readily determined." Another physician, while talking to the reporter upon the subject, 'was of the same opinion, although he did not express hint- .self quite so decisively. "If there have been people who have been buried alive, I have never been called to a case myself, and I cannot, therefore speak from personal ex perience. There are SEVERAL WAYS OF TBlLING whether animation has left the body, and those most common are these: Take a look ing glass and hold it before the month of the supposed corpse, and.if there is life left, you will observe the breath on the surface of the glass. Another method is to prick the person's toe; and if blood flows the body is still animated, but if not it is lifeless. A third test is to take a redhot piece of iron and touch the flesh. If 'the burned part shrivels up the person is dead, but if it blis ters life is not extinct" "Then you do not believe that a person may ever manifest life again if the heart stops beating for some time say several hours, or even days?" "iso, j. do not. if the blood ceases to circulate, if the heart stops beating, that person is dead, in my opinion. From what we know of persons' who are supposed to have been in a trance and COME TO LIFE A.OAXK, I think it has always been stated that they were cognizant of what was going on around them. Some of them could hear and even see, bnt their brain, apparently, had lost the faculty of communicating with their sense of speech. This proves that anima tion could not have been totally suspended, or else they would not have been able to hear or see. "Trances are often the resnlt of nervous troubles, hysteria or heart disease; from in fections or contagious diseases they never occur, to my knowledge." "Don't you think it would be advisable to have a law regnlating the time of burial of people who do not die of infections or contagions diseases? "Yes, that might be a good thing, and it would possibly have the effect of preventing the burial of animated bodies. HB CALLS IT A MISNOMER. Dr. W. T.. English while speaking on the same subject last evening, said: "There is really no such thing as suspended animation. It is a misnomer. Of course it is possible for vitality to sink so low as to be imperceptible by the observer: bnt it does not follow that it is not there, at alL Life depends "ftpon a tripod force, brain, heart aVd lunrs. If either of these fails to act for a certain 'me, life must be extinct" Silks. Several special good bargains this week in black silks, gros grains: failles, armnres and : ind rhadames at prices below cosj prices below cost of importation. Huotjs 8s Hacks. MTVFSu Best $1 50 per dor. cabinet photos in the city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinets. Lies' Pofulab Gallebt, 10 and 12 Sixth St SU3TWTT Kid Glovea Almost Given Avrav. 300 pair small sizes black and colored dollar gloves at 39c a pair at Bosenbanm & Co's. TT WDLL CUBE COUGHS, IT WILL HEAL BOBE THEOAT, IT WILL SAVE MANY LIVES, IT IS SAFE FOB CTnLDBEN. KTDiyS COUGH SYBUP, KIDiJ'S COUGH SYBUP, KIDD'S COUGH SYBUP, Price, 25 cents, at all druggists. fbxpabes by . FLEMING BBOa, PITTSBUBG, PA MEN ABE. -HAPPY If They Have a COXTOKTABLZ FlXTCrO FLANNEL SHIRT Oh. We have a great variety. Prices range from 60c to S3 00. T. T. T. "PHDMPBDN BROTHERS, 109 Federal- Street, Allegheny. rayS-KWT UHCAN a WHITE; 'BuUdisg CoBtneter, . ' 71 DtamuHd street --J m "' '- 2J&.' " " ""lift "VKW ABTEKnfflSMXKTS. JDS. HDBNEwJSn.'B.' 7-r if ,ii PENN AVENUE STORES.' , - SjSffi ; ';7vl In the larce Cloak Boom' wtoJusr iK you will see the samples of Tuxedo" Lenox Suits-you will see thest greater advantage by coming They were a success last season will be. more popular than ever tkls summer. This ready-to-wear Suit business baa g casr '). 24' aadlttl IteV. .7. v.i grown very rapidly, especially since we), jf, ', got our new-Cloak and Bult building; .. every requisite light, space and pri-4 vaey, so that ladies can try on Suits if desired. 110 Salts In cloth to Paris Dresses at $125. Wash Suits in French Batlne and Scotch Zephyr Ginghams, in exclusive styles. This Suit Depart ment will surprise you by the variety ot costumes in stock. The Blouse Waists, like the Parasols, are all la readiness a little mote sun shine win start them. .St Some of the choicest and handsomest ' " of the Paris Bobes are still here fa . Dress Goods Department As to En- .' gllsh cloth patterns doubtful if yon '-' will find any assortment outside of this department English Serges, navy bine, for steamer and travelisg.wear. i As to the quick sale Dress Goods, you will find some new ones here this - week. SO-inch Imported 8uitlngs-tH, . a half dollar less than usual price; then, . see the all-wool Debeges, SOaayardV - better ones at 40c and0c; thenew23o -' V Dress Goods; the special lot at 40c; tha '-; Stylish Bids Borders at 75c; the 60o Cashmeres will be hard to get again fox as little money; the SI 50 quality 811k Warp Henrietta Cloths are woven and . , " - .' " dyedtoourownorder Other desirable. -- weaves hi 'hew woolen dress stum la it,'- the plain .effects and the greatest varl- Tl ety ever shown in printed stuffs. Chal- ' lies and Cashmeres lowest prices, too no old styles; then the Mohairs, plaia and fancy, striped and printed, Ught and dark colors. Did you know' that the finer to finest dress fabrlcs'are al ways to be found here 13 and H' yard, kind doesn't cost anything to-Iook atR ' them? Every kind of dress material here in this big department, excepting trashy stuff. ' - . AU kinds of Wraps, short and longt 1 plain and fine, S3 or $100 Wraps, 15 Jackets to $25 Jackets; that's the way In this Cloak House of ours; two floors of this building devoted to this Cloak and Suit business. A big roomful of the prettiest and newest Suits and Jackets and Coats for children and outfits tot babies. Scotch Table Linens this week.' Cloths and Napkins to match (the Dunferm line Damasks); we have a great trade in these goods; new patterns 'to show you. Time of year now to provide lines bed clothing; we have all qualities la Sheeting and Pillowcasingv and also the 1 ready-made Sheets. Cases and Shams. -..3ji Ourless-than-remnant prices in Was.,, - j Goods have kept extra clerks busy- among the Batines and Ginghams, and tSS the assortment of finer goods is stfll very large. You'd rather pick from 109 " pieces than from 20. The Curtain Boom still continues to take care of the crowd, and that means twico as many clerks as ever before. Cable Dye Fast Black Cotton Stock. ings are cheap at 25c a pair. More new Hats andBonnets this week; summer styles now. Come and sea them. JDS. HDRNE k ED, PENN AVENUE STORES? ir 2e 3JssK 3:nPR asm iffiasssssssssV- ist y.1 1 r. a atsdljHEK-i A ii J. H i. ?--. v-. . i.'.an.'C -';-, '- ;v5'-., -T4J &&&. ,o .ex .:jvnsit!ixjt'-''T''v: u. nv-?rt: ..