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. 4- ' SBt"iSF-5?rT K.w -r THE PITTSBTJKGr DISPATCH, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1889 fr.fi icgm tt1 W- ? i 1 MDSICIMSFJILL OUT Mr. Wilt Withdraws His Or chestra From the M. M. P.TJ. WAS A CONTEACT BEOKEJS1? A Spirited Interview Behind the Scenes Last Evening. OTHEE ORCHESTRAS MAI FOLLOW. The H. 1L P. U. Will Hold a Meeting To Day to Discuss the Subject K0N-UH10N MEN WILL PLAT BRIGANDS The downfall of the local branch of the Musical Mutual Protective Union was very strongly indicated last evening daring a very spicy interview between Manager E. D. "Wilt, of the Grand Opera House, and C. "XV. Euhe. President of the M. M. P. U., in which Manager Wilt notified Mr. Bnhe that, in consequence of sundry broken con tracts, the Grand Opera House Orchestra was withdrawn from the M. M. P. TJ., so far as his pergonal adherence to the rules and regulations of the M. M. P. TJ. went. The small office adjoining the greenroom of the theater resounded with the angry tones of the disputants, and those who paced up and down between acts wondered what could be the matter. A2? ECTEBESTI1.G HISTOKT. The history of the matter is interesting. As long ago as last Monday Mr. "Wilt was notified that Mr. Rudolph Aronson's "Brigands" company would not bring any orchestral musicians, and that he would have to furnish 26 first-class musicians. Mr. "Wilt immediately notified President Euhe, of the M. M. P. U., that ten first-class artists on certain instruments were required for the "Brieands." This notice was under a con tract made last summer by which Mr. Euhe bound himself to furnish extra musicians at any time to Manager "Wilt, no matter if the men had to come from elsewhere, the M. M. P. U. to pay all expenses and Mr. "Wilt to pay nothing but salaries. Mr. Euhe skirmished Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursday handed Di rector Schwartz, of the Grand Orchestra, a lis-t of musicians all local. Mr. Schwartz would not accept the musicians, claiming that they were not able to play the opera music This assertion is easily borne out by the testimony of other musicians, who Bay that Mr. Schwartz and anybody else are right in saying that the Euhe's musi cians were unable to play the music. Mr. Euhe then told Director Schwartz to en gage whom he pleased, and it would be all right OTHEE MUSICIANS SECUBED. So the genial director hustled around and secured hornplayers Leblich and Gallwitzer; Becfcert, aboeist; Musser, bassoon, and Freibertbeiser lor drums and tympan, with a celloist and several violinists in view. Xone of the above belong the M. M. P. V. and some are even expelled members. The mere fact of playing with them would get Director Schwartz's men in trouble, but Jor Mr. Eune's agreement to allow the state of n flairs. Manager Wilt, however, was indignant at Mr. Euhe for saddling so much work upon Mr. Schwartz when there was an ex plicit contract in existence by which Mr. Euhe was to furnish the extra men. Mr. Wilt maintained with some show of reason that the contract has been broken. Mr. Euhe claimed that the Triennial Conclave had ' scattered Cleveland and Cincinnati musicians, npon whom lis depended. He stated that the furnishing of tec musicians from Philadelphia or New York was a financial impossibility for the M. M. P. TJ. TEBOUGH TTITH THE M. M. P. XT. Manager Wilt said that the contract, hav-. ing been broken, he was done with the M. M. P. V. Mr. Euhe danced excitedly around the office, and said he would give bonds to furnish SO competent players by Monday morning. Mr. Wilt rejoined that lie was through, and Mn Euhe said that the Grand Opera' House matter would be attended to by the M. M. P. TJ. at its regular quarterly meet ing to-morrow (to-day). Mr. Wilt said that as far as he was concerned the M. M. P. TJ. would fail to speak as they passed by, and so the breezv interview ended with Mr. Wilt provided for next week with Mr. Euhe's incautious allowance of outside musicians for the "Brigands," and Director Schwartz pleased to be in good shape with an adequate orchestra assured. Director Schwartz was asked if he had concluded to go into the new musical union (K. of L.) and leave the M. M. P. TJ. He said: "I understand that the charter of the sew assembly has been protested and as Master Workman H. Eatthay refused to state just in what shape his organization is In we don't feel like taking a leap in the dark. HIS TASK IS HEAVT. The M. M. P. TJ. has certainly violated its contract with Manager Wilt, and thrown an onerous and troublesome task upon my shoulders, but Mr. Euhe has absolved me from any future complications in the matter of securing outside musicians for this week's engagement." "What constitutes the M. M. P. TJ.?"was asked. "The Grand, Bijou and Academy orches tras. It has not been able to furnish ac ceptable substitutes for quite a while, and I am not going to allow indifferent musicians to jeopardize the reputation of my orchestra. I haTe heard that the Bijou and Academy orchestras intend to withdraw, but we see no reason why they should wait for our or chestra to move. We have rigorously ob served the by-laws of the M. M. P. TJ., but if it is to be left by all its members, the Grand Orchestra would not remain with all the others elsewhere. I believe in going slow, and haTe not made up my mind what I will do." AX ULTIMATUM DECLARED. Mr. Wilt said that he had formally with drawn his orchestra from the M. M. P. TJ., and had notified the musicians that if they did not desire to stick to the new regime they could quit They were free to join any union they pleased, but he declined to have anything more to do with the M. M. P. TJ., either officially or personally. 7t is hinted that this action of Manager Wilt will prove a death blow to the M. M. P. TJ., especially as by his own and Director Schwartz' statements there seems to be a broken contract An effort was made to find Mr. Euhe, bnt he was not at his usual haunts, and the hour was so late as to pre clude an extended interview npon the sub ject LICENSED TO SELL DEDGS. The Examination Too Severe for Tiro Thirdi of the Applicant. Twenty-two ont of the 03 applicants for registered pharmacist's licenses passed the examination before the Pharmaceutical Board, which has been in session here for the past week, and 26 ont of CI qualified as assistant pharmacists. Thirty-eight of the applicants were from this vicinity. No Truce of Mollis. Mrs. Hanlon, the mother of Mollie Han Ion, who disappeared Ircm her home on Jones avenue, can give no reason for her conduct She Bays she rebuked her daugh ter for familiarity with railroad men, and she thinks she got mad and left on that ac count The - mother has searched the sta tions to Greeuburg, but has found no trace of her. RELICS OP HISTORY. BalMlng- Inspectors Find Many Dangerous Homes at the Point Liable to Collapse Without Warning. Building Inspectors Hoffman and Brown yesterday spent the day in quaking a tour in what they termed thcslnms of Pittsburg, being that portion of the city known as the Point district As a result of their tour they will report to the Chief of the Depart ment of Public Safety that there are at least 50 buildings in that portion of the city that should be carefully examined as a measure of safety and to protect the lives of the in digent occupants. The examination ma'de by the Inspectors yesterday was only super ficial as they had no authority to go further than that Under the law, complaints must be officially made by at least two property holders in the vicinity before the Building Inspector has any right to enter a building and make a technical examination to determine its safety. Nothing of this kind has been done about any of the build ings in question, but the Inspectors, while they refuse to specify for publication, say they will report to their chief the condi tion in whieh they found many old build ings in their tour. The locality specially designated by the Inspectors as containing many decrepit buildings was the Schenley property on which stand the oldest buildings erected in the city. The habitations of many of the people in this district are rotten and shaky in the extreme, and several buildings arc in snch a dilapidated condition that the withdrawal of two or three bricks would cause them to come tumbliog down over the heads of the occupants. Ono house in par ticular, situated in an alley in the rear oi the old foundry of Warden & Nicholson, on Pcnn avenue, and located near the old block house, is specified as a very danger ous abode. That house is said to have at one time sheltered General Washington for several days. It was built about the same time as the block house was, on a level with the street, as it was at that time, but the streets have since been filled up in that neighborhood and now aceess is gained to the first floor of the old house by the descent of six or seven steps. One feature of nearly all these old buildings noticed by the In spectors was, that they are built in the style known as the "old Jackson trames." being first put up with frame joist and the space between the joist filled in with brick. The Inspectors had some amusement along with the many discomforts and disagreea ble odors they encountered in making their way through the narrow courts and alleys at the Point At one house which they de sired to enter to examine they were met by a big red-laced Irish woman who mistook them for Law and Order detectives looking for speak-easies, and she compelled them to depart with considerable more baste than dignity by her forcible use of the broom stick. At another place they encountered a group of boys wrestling with a jack-pot in an old deserted shanty. The lads supposed the Inspectors were police officers alter them, and they skipped out, leaving their hats, deck of cards and the jack-pot of IS cents lying on the floor. Several groups infantile gamblers were discovered by the Inspectors, but the boys all beat a hasty re treat at their approach and their antics were very amusing. AN OLD CASE RECALLED. How the Stolen Bonds of a Savins Bank Were Returned. Disorderly conduct is a charge which, like "suspicious character," covers a multitude of sins in the public blotter. In looking over the records last night a disorderly-conduct case preferred in Philadelphia was found to give a clew to a Southside bank robbery. It was in 1872, before the Southside was taken into the city of Pittsburg. The Iron and Glass Savings Bank was located at 1203 Carson street The office ran back from Carson street to a small alley in the rear. On a pleasant Thursday afternoon in July a man went into tne alley in tne rear, climbed through an open window, and, going to the safe while the bank clerks were busy in the iront office, took away bonds worth 21,000 and $700 in postage stamps which were de posited there by the then postmaster, Philip Hoerr, now one of the City Assessors. The loss was not discovered until the fol lowing Friday, when a large reward was ,offered by the bank for the recovery of the stolen property. Philip Demtnel, now a special officer on the police force, but then constable of the borough of Birmingham, received a letter about ten days after the robbery lrom Police Captain Burke, of Philadelphia, asking if any bonds were missing. Demmel at once replied, relating the story as told above, and, after some cor respondence, went to Philadelphia with the necessary papers to arrest the bank robber. Some days before the correspondence had commenced a man had been arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct on information of a woman living with them at the time. When searched at the Cential station in Philadelphia, one of the missing bonds was tound in his possession. Constable Dum mell traced the bonds to New York, where they had been sent for hypothecation as well as the stamps. The thief was brought to Pittsburg, and under promise of interces sion for clemency on the part of the officer, sent for and returned both the bonds and the stamps. The woman who caused his arrest was heart-broken over the result of her dis orderly conduct charge, and died a few years ago. She was known as one of the beauties of Philadelphia, but never recov ered the shock which the arrest of her lover and his conviction for bank robbery occa sioned her. He was sent to the penitentiary for three years, the mitigation of the sen tence being secured by the return of the property. HE WAS TOO LATE. A Bridegroom's Father Interviews tbo Mar riage License Clerk. An old gentleman called at the marriage license office yesterday afternoon and in quired if a marriage license had been is sued to Patrick Duddy. He was informed that Patrick Duddy had taken out a license on Friday to marry Miss Lide Lally. Both parties were from the Thirty-fourth ward. The man said he was the young man's father and had learned they were to be married that evening and he wanted to stop it.' The re cord showed Duddy to have sworn tfiat he was 21 years of age and was born in Cin cinnati. The father' said that was a lie for the boy wonld not be 20 years old until next March and he was born in Ireland. He added that he had gone to Father McTighe about the matter but he said that if the boy had a license he could not refuse to marry him. Mr. Duddv said tbey did not like thefgirl's family and further that he had a large fam ily and only the boy to helphim keep them. He was advised to talk to the boy and if he would not obey him he could have him ar rested for perjury. He departed saying that he would do so and didn't care it his son would go to jail for what he had done. TEE TEACHERS' EXCURSION. Over 400 People Viewed tho Fictnrcsqae Allegheny Mountains. The school teachers' excursion toEhodo dendronPark via the Pennsylvania and Bells Gap Eailroads yesterday was a great success. Over 400 school mistresses, princi pals and pupils were present They went in a special train of six coaches in charge of Passenger Agent Daniel Domer. The scenery along the Bells Gap road was pic turesque and everybody was delighted. A stay of five hours was made at the park and everybody came borne laden with rich botan ical specimens. The party returned to the city at 10 o'clock. De. B. M. Hajtka. Eye, car, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su JUST TEN MILLIONS. The Fast Amount of Coal Now Lying ' in Pittsburg's Harbor. ITS SAFETY OP GREAT IMPORTANCE A Conference Yesterday With One of Those Bridge Men. PEEPAEING FOE A HATI0NAL EFP0ET A meeting was arranged yesterday after noon, at the office of the Time Coal Com pany, on Water street, between Captain S. B. Kodgers, S. S. Crump, D. B. Blackburn and I. N. Bunton, representing the river shippers, and one of the members of the firm of Baird Brothers, bridge builders, in relation to the Wheeling and Lake Eric bridge across the Ohio river at Wheeling. That bridge has two piers in the river, making three spans over the water. Imme diately below the central span there is a low j&iuuu, nuicu luieueres wim uic passage u vessels with tows through that span. The span next to the Wheeling side ot the river, or the left hand side, is used as the channel. The contractors propose to close that span for the purpose of completing their work on the eastern end of the bridge, intending to leave open the central span tor fall naviga tion. The rivermen pointed out to Mr. Baird the impracticability of using that central span during the fall freshet. There are over 10,000,000 bushels of coal in barges AWAITING SHIPMENT HEBE, and when the freshet comes, late as it must now be, the tows taken down will neces sarily be large. It would be necessary to break such tows up into several sections in order to get them through the Wheeling bridge. Mr. Baird said that the work of his firm on the bridge structure had been delayed by the slow building of the piers. He would prefer to let the work rest until the river were either closed by ice or until the dry season next summer, bnt his firm is under contract with the bridge company to com plete the work within a limited time. He suggested to the rivermen that they should send a committee to Wheeling to confer with the members of the bridge company. This suggestion was considered by the river operators to be a proper one. A committee will be made up to-day and will probably leave to-morrow morning for Wheeling. One of the gentlemen who attended yes terday's meeting said: "It is possible, and indeed probable, that we cannot agree nith the bridge company. I sincerely hope, how ever, that we can. We have come to an amicable understanding with the builders of the Louisville bridge, and may get mat ters fixed up with the Wheeling people. If we do not, however, we intend TO MAKE ANOTHER EFFOET, and a stong one, to obtain the interference of the Secretary of War. It is not much use to send only two or three men to Washing ton. We will endeavor to get Colonel Bayne, Mr. Dalzell and, if possible. Senator Quay to accompany our committee and lend their influence to secure action in our be half. Colonel Bayne has already promised to go with us. Of course, Captain Wood and Mr. Bryant were in Washington early in the week, but they only saw General Schofield and leit a written statement for Secretary Proctor. A written paper of that sort has little effect compared with what can be accomplished by a personal inter view. One way or the other, the river men are determined to secure their rights in this matter. The bridge business has become such a heavy impediment to the free navi gation of the river, that every water operator haa become stirred upon the subject As a last resort we will see lawyers about the thing, and appeal to the courts for1 relief." THEI WILL WAIT. The Pleasant Valley Railway Will Not Precipitate a War. In court routine report yesterday, occurs the statement that "from the Citizens Com pany who leased the old Transverse line to the Allegheny Traction Company that the Federal Street and Pleasant Valley line obtained permission to use the tracks in question," i. e., the crossing of the Citizens Traction Cable road at the intersection of Penn avenue and Ninth street Attorney George Wilson filed a motion ,for an in junction in behalf of the Citizens Traction Company to prevent the Federal Street and Pleasant Valley Company from proceeding with the work. Mr. Graham an official of the Federal Street and Pleasant Valley Company, made the following statement yesterday in regard to the matter. He said: "We have engaged as counsel to argue against the motion for an injnnction. Colonel W. A. Stone and D. T. Watson, Esq., and have no uneasi ness as to the result "The simple fact of the matteris that when the Citizen's Traction Company desired to put in the cable across our tracks we con sented providing that they put in a crossing which would give our cars a smooth pas sage over the cable conduits. As to onr right to dominate the crossing the records show it to be indisputable. We .grew weary of asking for a proper crossing and of the nromises made, and finally had acasting for the crossing made, and it now lies near the place. We had intended to put it in at onr own expense, but the legal wrangle has caused a suspension of work. Oh, no. We will not attempt to lay it until the courts decide. But there is no doubt that the decision will favor us." GEOEGE DEUM IN TE0UBLE. He Is Charged With Embezzlement His Ft lends fcpcali Well of Him. George L. Drum was charged yesterday with embezzling $2,130 40 from H. Peck ham before Magistrate Gripp. He was com mitted to jail in default of bail. Peckham had a, contract to build a well at the Brad dock water works, and Drum was made his agent. Last July Drum was authorized to cash a warrant "for $1,800 to the O'Neil Pipe Company. He drew the money, bnt it is charged he appropriated it for his own purpose. Mr. Drum has always borne a good repu tation for industry and probity. His friends feel very sure there must be some mistake about it, and when the proper time comes that he will prove his innocence. THE EVENING SESSION. Two Cases Before the Committee on Con ference .Relations. The Committee on Conference Belations of the M. E. Conference yesterday afternoon had but two cases before it They were those of the Eev. J. C, Castle and the Eev. T. J. Shaffer. Mr. Castle was recommended for a location with the privilege of being a supernumerary for the present year. In Mr. Shaffer's case it was recommended that he be contined in the supernumerary rela tions. Last evening a session of the Conference was devoted to hearing the annual mis sionary sermon by the Ilev. E. J. Knox. A large crowd was present PERMITS ISSUED. A Few More Fine Buildings to bo Erected. In Pituburp. At the Building Inspector's office yester day Leonard Rauwolf took out a permit for the erection of a three-story brick store and dwelling-at C936 Penn avenue, Twentieth ward, to be 20x103 feet and to cost $10,000. A permit was issued to E. M. Hill for two two story brick dwellings, 2Gx36 feeteach, on Margaretta street, Nineteenth ward, to cost $10,000. Sarah J. Jamison took ont a pei mit to erect a two-story frame dwelling on Collins avenue, Nineteenth ward, to cost $3,500. THE SOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL. Its Promoters Say a Lot Will be Bonsht, Enemies to the Contrary. A site for the Southside hospital has not yet been chosen. A member of the board stated last night that estimates were being taken on various properties, and that real estate agents were examining titles and other features that required careful in spection. He stated that it was of the utmost importance to start right, and that no move ment would be made until well settled upon. The conversation drifted to the charges made that the hospital is maintained as an advertising scheme for the benefit of a few doctors. A director who refused to talk except on condition that his name was not mentioned said: "The trouble is that some people cannot get into the organization, and they are dissatisfied and make trouble in consequence. There are good doctors on the Southside who are not in the organiza tion, and it is not our purpose to reflect upon them, but some people have rushed into print and their statements are a tissne of falsehoods. The statement that physi cians are dropping off the various staffs is not true. These doctors are sacrificing their time for the good of the hospital and they are not doing it grudgingly." Dr. J. M. Duff, when asked about the matter, stated that a Jot would be purchased as soon as one was found that wonld suit, and further said: "I consider the publica tion regarding our hospital and its manage ment beneath my notice, and do not care to express any further opinion regarding it." All spoken to concurred in stating that the Southside hospital enterprise waB not in any danger of prematnre death. AN OLD BOROUGH PATH. Why a LnwreuceTille bldcwalk Is to be Widened nt Last. The Seventeenth ward is about to lose the last mark that distinguished it as the old borough of Lawrenceville. That is theVery narrow sidewalk on Forty-second street, above Butler street. An ordinance has passed the City Councils, and been approved by the Mayor, to widen the east side of that street, from Butler street to Davison street. The houses from the points indicated in the ordinance were built before the street was located. After it had been laid out it was found this row of houses had been built on the footpath, the result being that it narrowed it and necessitates its widening now. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED. Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed for Ready Heading. A box of strawberries was left at this office yesterday, by James Crawford. He has just stripped his vines of a second crop down at Emsworth. Strawberries gathered in October taste exceedingly luscious. They are fairly large and sound inside. The like has never been knonn around Emsworth before, and Mr. Crawford has certainly a prize in those vines. Officer Kennedy, of Allegheny, arrested Albert McMillen yesterday on a charge of as sault and battery preferred by Mrs. Mary Brenan. She alleges McMillan struck her in the eyo and cut her face. Edward McMillen, a brother of the accused, was also arrested for disorderly conduct, having been implicated in the assanlt Peter Wise, a farmer living near Wild wood, on the A. V. R. R., woke up one morn ing this week to find that one of his fattest hogs bad been slaughtered in its pen, and the meat carried away. He would like to be invited to the roast. Wise suspects huckster butchers of the bloody theft H. F. Johnston and F. C. Hodkinson are organizing Company A, Twenty-second Regi ment, National Cadets. The company now numbers 20 members, and the Washington In fantry has granted tbem the use of their armory for a meeting next Wednesday evening. Bagoaoehasteb McGuike. of the Pennsy, was bringing home an eagle from the Knights Templar Washington parade. The game bird was full of fire, and at one stage of the journey jumped on McGmre and clawed him. He escaped with a few scratches. Annie Kane, alia' Annie Evans, has sued her mother, Mrs. Mary Kane, for the larceny of a. lot of bed clothes from the bouse of Thomas Robinson, on Jones' avenue. Annie has been living at the home of Robinson. The parties are all colored. The Waverly Society will hold its quarterly meeting on next Tuesday night at the resi dence of Mr. D. S. Thompson, 153 Bnena Vista street, Allegheny. There will be a melange of music and literary exercises, Interspersed with good things to eat. Ordinance Officer Copeland, of Alle gheny, made information to-day against Fred Westphal, a grocer or McClure avenue, Alle gheny, for violation of a city ordinance in keep ing a lot of building materials piled up about a fire plug. 1 The Republican County Committee was to have met yesterday afternoon, but owing to the failure of the secretary to send out notices, there was not a quorum present. The next meeting will be hefd on Saturday, November 2. Meat and Mile Inspector McCutcheon made 40 tests in Lawrenceville, and as a result made two informations. At Risher's creamery he made 20 tests and found two cases where it had been watered and the cream skimmed. Charles E. SWANSONwas killed at Suters station yesterday. He attempted to board a moving Baltimore and Ohio train, but his foot slipped and bis leg was crushed. He died shortly 'after being taken to the hospital. Fred Cuddy, a driver for M. J. Alger, of West Liberty borough, was last night driving toward town, when his wagon upset, falling on biin and crushing him to death. He was a single man and lived with Mr. Alger. A farmer came to the city to dispose of a quantity of potatoes. He left one sack lying against the fence of Recreation Park. He went away for a short time, and when he re turned the potatoes were gone. Michael Joyce was released from the Workhouse yesterday by the court. He was sent there by Magistrate Brokaw for disorderly conduct His offense did not warrant snch a severe sentence. James Gray was 'arrested yesterday on an' infoimation made bytAgent Dean, for cruelly beating bis children. The cise will be heard on Monday before Alderman Porter. Gray gave bail for $300. Georoe Hoeyelee, a train dispatcher at the Baltimore and Ohio station, has been miss ing since Thursday. He is sober, industrious, and his friends wonder what has become of him. Lee Hamilton, of Sewickley, had his leg badly crushed in the Davis well at Crafton. Other parts of his body were terribly lascerat ed, and fears are entertained for his recovery. Matthias B. Sharp, aged 17 years, was killed on the Ft Wayne Railroad at Laurel station yesterday. Ho lived at Lanrel station. The Coroner will hold an inquest to-morrow. Malachi O'Donnell's house, situated m the Eighteenth ward, was bnrned to the ground yesterday. The loss is about 81,000. It is sap posed to have bee s an incendiary tire. Jacob Sharprith's store, 217 Fifth avenue, was broken open by burglars last night, but before any valuables were secured tho thieves were frightened away. James Fox. Jr., swore out an information against his father, James Fox, Sr., for surety of the peace. The case will be heard before Alderman Leslie on Monday. Car No. 15, of the Center avenne line, com menced to slide on Overhill street, yesterday morning, badly searing the passengers The horses were thrown down. Martin Sheffler fell down a Iflignt of stairs at his home, No. 4612 Penn avenue, and sustained severe injuries. He was removed to the West Penn Hospital. Samuel McMasteks was held under ball by Alderman Bums for a hearing next week, on a charge of assault and battery, instituted by Paul Krawza Controller Morrow is beginning to cat down the supply of printing for city officials. One official wanted 15 worth yesterday; ho cot H20. Andy McAloke made an information be fore Alderman Warner, alleging that Alfred Kline stole a keg of beer from his wagon. 'alvis Kettleman sned Jacob Bosscll be fore Alderman Leslie, alleging that the de fendant has a trunk belonging to him. Elmer Dickson, 8 years of age, was bitten by Mr. Miller's dog, 477 Fifth avenue. The dog was shot at the owner's request George Tetcholm sued Charles Beckle man before 'Squire Beekleman for delugincr him with crease. John Flanniqan sned Peter Conrad yes terday before Alderman Doughty, for misus ing mi cuiiu. - HOW PEOPLE TALK. Interesting Bits of Conversation Caught Here and There. ME. E. S. MORROW'S SIGNATURE. It is Appended to City Salary Warrants Thousands of Times. ST0EIES SUGGESTED Br PEESENT PACTS City Controller E. S. Morrow has go down again to the dreary .monotony by signing his name an average of 1,000 times a week in the public service in addition to doing it occasionally on his own account He writes his signature at a 600-an-hour gait, so that he spends 100 hours each year in this part of his vocation, and he says it sometimes becomes as monotonous as a steady diet of quail on toast Mr. Morrow's pen thus travels about four miles a year in tracing his own signature alone on official papers. The legal idea of attaching solemnity to an instrument under seal may appear ab surd, now that its original significance no longer exists, but the absurdity does not attach to a signature, and the legal require ment that a man must attach his own signa ture, if able to write, and his mark (X) duly attested, if unable to write, is a wise one. No matter how many different ways a man may sign his name there is a certain resemblance rnnning through all his signatures and which may be rec ognized by an expert and thns settle grave questions. As for instance in the famous "Bond of Friendship" case, ex pert testimony decided that it was William McCully's signature and on which de pended the ownership of $75,000 of that estate. "When Herron Foster was Provost Marshal, during the Civil War, he grew tired attaching his signature and had a fac simile type made of it The execution was so perfect that 99 out of 100 people would accept it as Mr. Herron 's signature without question, but one trial convinced him that it wouldn't work. He attached it to a check on Holmes & Sons' hank, and the bank re turned it immediately, convincing Mr. Foster that, while it might answer for his ordinary correspondence, it would not work in business where a question as to genuine ness might arise. "Were type written signatures allowed, ja forger might work in calculable injury by stealing Ihe type and using it on commercial paper. As in the laying of brick, labor saving machinery can nerver take away the drudgery -of signing your name. GEOEGE H. BECKERT. He Does Not Share in he Conning Factory Craze. George H. Beckert, of the Diamond Market, does not share in the rather preva lent belief that a canning factory in this city wonld pay. He points to the price of green corn in this market as proof that there could bo no competition with other points engaged in the- business. He does not, however, decide that it wonld not pay to can tomatoes. It may be that business men know their own business best, in a gen eral way, but it does not always follow. Ten years ago yon; could not induce capitalists to build houses in Pittsburg. Now there is a rush of capital in that direc tion. The returns of theaverage tanner in Allegheny county is poorer than that in any other county in Western Pennsylvania. He has next to no market at all, since the rail ways lead from everywhere and foreigners undersell him. But he has his land and must pay taxes on it, whether it pay or not, and he can raise 500 bushels of tomatoes to the acre on it and not half trv. These at 25 cents a bushel will pay him better than grain or cattle raising. Apples grow as well on Allegheny county hills as anywhere else, and yet you cannot buy a gallon of cider vinegar at retail for lessthan $1 60. It is true you get what is called cidervinegar at retail for 40 cfents, but the stuff is fully three-quarters water. By means of a small steam boiler jellies and apple butter can be made with but littler labor, and a boiler can be purchased for a small amount of money. It is beginning to dawn on a few people that brains and some education are necessary to make a successful farmer, but the obscuring mist hasn't yet left the hilltops. If jellies, apple butter, etc., were furnished at about half present prices and they could be, and with profit, the condition of the poor would be greatly ameliorated. Their daily bread costs comparatively little compared with the adjuncts required to make it palatable. MR. C. KIMBERLAND. People Living In West Tirslnia Wild Live Well, nnd nre Happy. Mr. C. Kimberland has been doing Marion county, W. Va., lately, and he says it is fully as good as the best of Washington county. The farmers have an abundance of everything that heart can desire and though distant lrom railways do not miss them. They have an abundance of beef cattle weighing from 1,400 to 2,000 po nnds a head, and though they get but 3j4c for them on foot, they manage to make money raising them. If they see fit to drive them a couple of days they can do better and the cost ot driving is but a trifle. But little grain is raised, as it will not pay to haul it to market Hay stacks dot the entire country, and yellow-legged chickens that wonld make the mouth of any circuit rider water can be had for 12j cents apiece, and eggs are correspondingly cheap and squirrels abundant. Some ot these days the farmers will awaken to find themselves made very rich by the advent of railroads and other institu tions of the "evil one," but Mr. Kimber land doubts whether the guileless inhabi tants will be made any happier thereby. There is a vast trade in that section for Pittsburg business men if they can awaken in time to secure it. WESLEY S. GUFFET. He Gives a Theory for tho Present Shortage of Natural Gas. Wes. S. Guffey, speaking about the nat ural gas shortage, says: "No matter how great a quantity of goods you have on hand you cannot deliver them without adequate transportation facilities.- This great in crease oi consumption has not been taken into account and provided for by a sufficient pipe line capacity. Now there was the Southwest lines which had only an 8-inch main for about one-third of the road, the other portions being 10 and 12 inch. It ran short because the 8-inch line could not sun ply the number of consumers. When the TJniontown end was sold to the TJniontown Gas Fuel Company there was found sufficient gas for all along thie region originally sup plied through 33 miles of pipe." COLLECTOR WARMCASTLE. The Pooh-Bah Business Is Not Censing Him Any Worry. Collector S. D. Warmcastle was "asked yesterday what he intended to do in regard to the occupancy of two offices, the Internal Revenue Colleotorship and the Council manic offioe. He said: "I really have not bothered myself about the thing. Of course,, I do not desire to hold all the offices in the city, bnt if there were anything improper about it, I have no doubt I would hear from the department One is a Federal and the other a cityoffice. I may inquire into the subject after a while, but there is hardly any hurry abont it" The Collector inti mated that he ma too busy with important v- v -r work to bother abont fine distinctions in the domain of Pooh-bahism. EDM0ND EIFFEL The Son of the Celebrdted Tower Builder Having a Look Around. Messieurs Edmond Eiffel and Alfonse Gre, of Paris, France, are staying at the Seventh Avenue. Monsieur Eiffel is a son of the celebrated engineer whose name is connected with the lofty tower at the Expo sition, and with Monaieur Gre has been on a lengthy tour through the States. The latter gentleman is an engineer and the former is a student in the same pro fession. Since their arrival in this country in July they have made an ex tended pilgrimnge through Northern New York and Canada, have visited Victoria, B. C, and San Francisco and came through yesterday from Chicago. They displayed professional interest in the many large bridges they saw, and sad that those of Pittsburg were not behind hand in point of design and serviceability. They had not heard anything of the proposed tower at New York, but M. Eiffel said that a tower on the same design as that of his father's would be erected at Athens, Greece, bnt on a smaller scale. The tourists paid a glowing tribute to the comforts of American railroad traveling and marvelled at the activity and keenness for business which they witnessed on every side. Mon. Gre remarked that after all, America was peopled by En ropeans who had greater facilities for the exercise and exertion ot their natural abilities in the States than in the parent country. As they leave for Europe in a few days they doubt whether they ' can devote time to an examination of some of our prominent indnstries. They seemed much interested in the natural gas, which they had not before met with. Among the places they visited where the Pullman car shops at Pullman, and they said they received a few hints in the more practical part of their profession while there. M. Gre had just come in from a stroll round the city, and he said that the crowds of sightseers and brisk appearance of everything reminded him of Paris. HITHER AriD THITHER. Movements of Plttibargera and Others of Wide Acquaintance. Bernhard Bemark and his two sons, Peter B. and Jacob, of the Southside, have just returned from Europe from a four months' tour after traveling throughout the principal points in Germany, tbey took in the Paris Er- Eosition. Mr. Bemark says that many changes ave taken place at his old home in the past five years, but admits that bis mother country Is at least 60 years behind the age compared with America. President Campbell, of the Window Glass Workers' Association, returned from the East yesterday. He said that all the wage differences have been satisfactorily settled in the Eastern and Northern districts. The fac tories which intend going into operation win he at work in a few weeks' time, W. D. Patterson, Superintendent of the Cleveland Workhouse, and who formerly ocenpied the same position at Elmira and Claremont, i3 staying at the Anderson. Burr Mcintosh is now playing with the Arthur Beban Company. Bnrr was at the Union depot yesterday en route to Titusville. He says he has made the hit of his life. Willis J. Hulings, the oil operator of Oil City, is a guest at the Monongahela. W. P. Bend, of Chicago, is a gnest at the Anderson. A RUNAWAY HORSE. Sir. Falrbnih and a Lady Thrown Ont and Badly Braised. Last evening Henry Fairbush, of the Southside, was driving along Penn avenue in company with a lady, when nearing Twelfth street the bit loosened from the horse's month, the animal reared and then started madly down tbe .avenue. The light buggy rolled to and fro like a boa tan troubled waters. At Sixteenth street the horse gave a jturn to the right, the vehicle struck the lamppost at the corner, twisting it into a most fantastic shape. The .occu pants were thrown out and severely bruised. The horse disengaged himself from the buggy and rushed up Liberty street, where he was captured at Twenty-sixth street very little injured. The lady fell into a swoon, but she was able to return home about an hour after the accident occurred. Electricity as Applied to Sorcery Becomes more important every year. The most progressive surgeons in this country use electrical apparatus such as has been shown by Dr. Waite, of New York, at the Exposition, for surgical operations. These mechanisms have attracted unusual atten tion by their beauty and rarity. Dr. Waite yesterday informed a reporter that he had supplied electrical apparatus to Drs. Mc Cann, Jos. Dickson, X. O. Werder, Lippin cott, Christy and Hanna, of this city; Dr. Haworth, of Hazelwood; Dr. Harris, of New Castle; Dr. Sloan, of Salineville, O.; Dr. Bussell, of Canonsburg, and to the West Penn Hospital. For Monday We name a $14 sale of men's fine imported melton and kersey overcoats, and we mean to include all our finest $22, $25 and $30 garments. Many of them are silk lined, some are silk faced, and they come in all the new and fashionable shades. $14 (four teen dollars) takes your choice to-morrow, and remember it's an offer not to be missed. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. Cornice Poles. We have a large variety at 25c, 40c and 50c each one-nan last season s prices. All eqnipped ready to put np. Edwaed Geoetztnoeb, 627 and 629 Penn avenue. Cut peices For child's plush coats. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty. MusiiiK underwear, made expressly for fine trade, at closing out prices. F. Schoekthai., 612 Penn ave. 600 Stockinette Jackets, Perfect fitting, from $2 75 to $9 75; best in the city for the money, at Bosenbaum & Co.'s. Anfrecht, Photographer, Takes more pictures than any other three places in two cities. uooaworK ana iow prices tell. Bring the little ones. 516 Mar ket street, Pittsburg; use elevator. Soveeeigk of industry cards recognized. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.. TJse A. & P. Baking Powder. Fine Trouserings. The finest and largest assortment English trouserings at Pitcairn's, 434 Wood st. Fine watch repairing "at Hnuch's, No. 295'Fifth ave. Lowest prices. gTJsE Thea Nectir Tea. Visitoes noix Buy vour blankets, com forts, underwear, child's dresses, ladies wrappers this week at reduced prices. Busy Bee-Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty. 344 For Brand New Organ. Echols, McMueeat & Co., 123 Sandusky St, Allegheny. The Last Week of the Exposition. Alterations, of course, will be plenty, but none so attractive as Gusky's low prices for men's suits and over coats. 7St. Cabinet Photos. 75c. Bring the little ones this month if yon want fine cabinets for 75c per doz., at Yeager & Co.'s gallery, 70 Federal street, Alle gheny. The nun is immense. No stairs to climb. JHARSHEI.X TBE CASH GK8CXR, Will Save Yon Of oney. One of the sights of Allegheny is the corner of Ohio and Sandusky streets in the morning. Prompt at 7 o'clock eight wagons are backed up to the curb in front of the store. The men in charge of the loading are divided up iufo gangs ot three each, and then ensues a friendly race to see who will get his wagon off first It is certainly one of the liveliest corners in the two cities," and more groceries are started off before 7:30 than any other store sells during the entire day. We have had a wonderful boom in busi ness, and trade has increased 50 per cent in the last few weeks. This increase has been especially noticeable in our mail order department People are beginning to real ize how easy and convenient it is to mail an order for groceries and have.it delivered without worry or bother; and the honse keepeiv 200 miles away can buy just as cheaply as tbe one next door to us. We have three men constantly packing goods for shipment, and weendeayor to snip, all orders on the day they are received. But they came in so fast we were not able to do so during the past week. We have in creased our force of men till now we have 40 clerks, and hope in the future to ship everything promptly. Send for our large weekly price list and compare prices. I will guarantee to save you 20 per centall around onyour groceries. I do not deal in "leaders" and I do not want to get your trade, by advertising a few low prices. All my prices are low, and I issue 5,000 price lists every week. Give me a trial; I will save yon-money. , MABSHEtli, 79 & 81 Ohio st, cor. Sandusky, Allegheny. WONDEKFUIi WEEK THI8! At H. Kieber fc Bro.'a. 306 Wood Street. It really seems as if the entire city and country was bent on buying their pianos and organs at H. Kieber & Bro.'s on Wood street. Seven pianos a day is the brilliant record of this old and trusted music house. The peonle know that the Klebers' have the monopoly of all the best, most cele brated and most desirable instruments, ranging in price ftpm 5225 to fl,500. A full warranty for eight years is given with each piano and organ. Purchasers are absolutely Safe in dealing at Klebers', for they (Klebers') take the smallest profits ana offer the very best assortment of instru ments in their spacious warerooms, 506 Wood street five big floors of which are filled up with the great Steinway pianos, the wonderful Conoverpianos and the popu lar and lovely Opera pianos and Emerson and Gabler pianos. Then they offer the phenomenal Yocalion church organs and the famous Burdett or gans. Kieber & Bro.'s store is the center of at traction for all music loving and music buying people, and to say "I've bought my piano at Klebers " is a sure guaranty that the purchaser has got the best instrument in the market, and at a lower price and easier payments than can be had elsewhere. Two Very Lone Jonrncn. ', There were shipped. last week Ey Messrs. J. Kevan & Co., No. 12 Sixth street, this city, two White sewing machines to points thousands of miles distant One of these was forwarded to Bev. E. E. Fife, at Jhelnm, Pnnjab, British India; and the second was sent to the Bey. Win. M. Nichol, Mansoorah, Egypt. A short time ago the firm sent one of the White sewing machines to Japanl These are of course very notable cases, but the great majority 'of these excellent sewing machines, sold only by J. Kevan & Co., go into families in Allegheny county, where their splendid qualities make them more valued as time passes. Those who know them best do not -wonder that the White sewing machines received the highest honors and the gold medal at the Paris Ex position for "the best family sewing ma chine." See advertisement on the twelfth page of this paper. rIANOS. ORGANS. Mellor & Hoene. We can furnish yon with the best pianos and organs made, and can give you the best and easiest terms of payment. We have been established . since 1831 (nearly 60 years), and, being the, oldest musio firm in the citv, we have had more experience than any other house. Pianos: Hardman, Krakauer, Harring ton. Organs: Palace, Chase, Chicago Cot tage. Persons buying from us can be satisfied they are getting the full worth of their money, as the pianos add organs we sell are the best made in the United States. Send for circulars and foil particulars of onr easy payment plan. Mellob & Hoehe, mwfssu 77 Fifth-avenue, Pittsburg. Off coloe -Negro dolls" given away with $1 purchase. Busy Bee Hive. The Great Atlantic Ss Paifio Tea Co. is the place to get yonr teas, coffees and bak ing powder. Beautiful presents. Foe mother's daexino Beduccd prices this week for infants' cloaks, clips, caps, etc. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty. We oive them away A negro doll with $1 purchase. Busy Bee Hive. Akgostdea Bittebs are the best remedy for removing indigestion. Sold by druggists. Best set teeth $8. Taft's Dental Booms cannot be beat at any price. TJse A. & p". Baking Powder. Cabinet photos, $1 per doz. Lies' Pop ular Gallery, 10 and 02 Sixth st. , ttsu F. & V.'s Pittsburg beer pleases better every time. Can't be excelled. TJse Thea Nectar Tea. , BIBER 1EAHTTJH silk warphTene,iettas -IS- BLACK AND C0L0B8. These goods are' 10 inches wide and range is price at SU II 23 and up. The material is a combination of the best Italian Silk and the finest Saxony Wool, thus giving yon a fabric that will not weigh you dowmrbile walking or prove cumbrous in the drawing room. We strongly recommend our Silk Warp Henriettas for durability and effect, for lightness and strength, for BEAL ELEGANCE AND CHEAPNESS. French, English and German Combi nation Dress Patterns In new and Origi nal Designs. Prices, tS, f 10, 112, 115 to 150 each. Take the Elevator for CLOAK AND SUIT EOOM& Garments, for Ladies', Misses' and Children In immense variety at . POPULAR PRICES. BIBER &EASTON. 505 'and 507 -MARKET STREET, ocl3-TMeu . :: , , ?"& B.;rB, READER: jl woru ffjui jruui rJZZwsk Bo many reputable houses do theaselvM d credit by careless advertising; Bnt joa all, ormoK of you know tka "B.- B." method. . A We tell the truth wo save the goods mate truth is sufficient p j ' Please read on. . ,7, yP a via nui yy itiifcicvvet cra pvuwtb isS If we speak of onr woaderf al Sfflts, Dnsvl Goods and Cloak Separtaaeats aewr t&erejsj plenty of interest to the men at tile stares. A special sale of Bflksi- v'TrSfc " oyismii iuhoi superior value: Black All-Silk Surahs, 15c Colored and evening shades S arahg, TSe. Fine Black Baadames, 66e and 76c Extra Heavy Black Raadames, 75e. Black, All-Silk Faille Francaisse, 73c An extra. quality 31-inch Faille Francaisse, R. 21-inch Black, extra heavy, Sarahs, 75c. 24-inch Black Gros Grains. 86c aad 86c , A great bargain G G.314aefi(weri$136)t8Bc ' Black and Colored Araoxes,extra qualltT.73c Black Peau de Sole (worth H 36), t L The only line of low priced aoveUiM is tbe . city. 60 to S 69. ' Novelties in the most complete aad elegist - assortments, rich aad beautiful, new asd novel, . np to 125 a yard. - . All the elegant new weaves la Haec SG&a at ' interesting prices. ,; The Celebrated Cotter's weaves. Evening Bilks coming their s Apiece at time is tee way we began frajte Black Mohairs this season. Bat toeirnepa-, larity has grown to a wonderful degwe.'We ' have to buy now by the whale ease lets. 'Ti Special value IS-inch Mohair Tamta?; SeeCwe." 70c, 73c, 77c, a and II 25 a yard. F'& Extra Heavy Mohair BriHtenae, 7Se,'86e; H. $125. SO-lnch Black Slafifae&e, 59c ' 5 best lines of Black SSk Warp Castaaeres ia the world. 40 Inch, 9Se, , 813J and 26V incb. SI 26, Si 40 aad il L All super values to SB 50 a yard and u io finest qualities made. :i Fine to finest qualities Dress Goods that we save you S to 30 per ceston over any house 1st, America. t An endless story. If yon eaa oeaato tfca stores the goods speak for taeasetves. It yea; cannot come to the stares, getting aUaeof samples is the next best teteg for yea efceer- fully seat you anywhere oa request. A Cloak Kooa. oars. werateasrific- b&m ss see a faaltless stock, as endless aseortffljrtj and;prices that will pay.ia cHarifeacecai tfMt'?3PP v. s s mwi 'J 1T Biaek Hte.ofc ease. -Jfl& 4. tr long trip. ,' - , Jgg A Thousands of Jackets, S2 59 ta 185 08. : j v Thousands of lose garments. SB to J59. ( Hundreds of little ones flttea oat last : "i week In our Children's Department at "as-1 much to show them this week. '". , Boys' Department Fasatieroys aad KBts, ' S3 50 to $12 60. Overcoats, So to JM. 'w -4- Extra quality Fine Wool Blankets, CeaBsry. Emlenton, Bradley aad otter makes. TCiriArdnwn Camfartm Sfinn . : Imported patent ventilated, IB up. . " BDEBS R BUHL, -"fe? 115, 117, B aina FEfflAL ST,- v' allegheeny:!. P. a Gents' Furnlssiags, Underwear, iery. gloves. ' - iKi oSm7 'FURNlfURE RJ.HOMR'&CO,, 61, OB AND 65 WEST TWENTY-THIRD St, NEW YORK. LARGEST-EXHIBIT OF - ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMEBICA. Ten Show Booms filled with the latest pro3 ductions ot the Furniture and Upholstery! Art from the recognized manufacturing eea- ters of the world. Novelties of London production. fioTeiuesoi raris pfouncuon. .-,j noveiuoa ui v lenna proaucuoa. Msaai Our own Importation. E Novelties of American production, Inetadtat;" those ot our own manufacture. - "s Visitors to New York are cordially iavMed to call and examine our stock aad pries.TB central location of our estabHsamont (aajete ing Eden Husee) makes It easy of aeeess froa all partt of the city. se8-t86-TTsa 9bs eeo Q 0QS oQQ . lee-ieo-ie-Mo-ioo PIECE ENGLISH DECORATED DINNER S2T,d .$8 88 Complete llae of Dinner, Tea and Chaster! Bets, SUver Plated Ware, Cutlery, La?, etcj J. A. GALLINGERg Si v SIXTH ST. He OtH 1W y a J "Kji "Wx t fcr m 7- Mwt J HIF i V -rtrifl "SL 2s i$ u.--$m r sh ... siT T t j ' "