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'T. THE PITTSBTJKG- -DISPATCH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER .26, "1889. WilD LAYSJN WAIT, Brother Jolinson Expatiates on Aerial Tilings. AN INGENIOUS APOLOGY Why Scientists Fight Shy of Wasting Breath on Wind, MUST GET DP EARLY TO BEAT HIM J Because Pennsylvania Sinfcs Ton Must Fly to Life Insurance. A YEEI WHIHSIC1L DISQUISITION C. A. Johnson, the colored scientist and editor of the Brit'uh Lion, of Hamilton, Ont,, and the American Eagle, of New York, delivered another of his humorous and satirical lectures last evening in the Greeu Street Baptist Church, Allegheny City. Mr. Johnson is in the city or the pur pose of looking up some relatives of colored people who were "sold in slavery. In his papers he has a department devoted exclu sively to the search of colored slaves and the reunion of relatives. He has united a number of families and has done much good anion; the colored people in this way. The subject of the lecture last evening was "Where the Wind Lurks." The ad dress was a treat from a scientific and liter ary standpoint, and the majority ot those present went home last night and dreamed they were -born -scientist'. The audience was not very large, but what it lacked in numbers it made up in enthusiasm. They tat with wide open mouths drinking in every chunk of wisdom the speaker uttered, and were immensely pleased with the lec ture. After being introduced by Rev. Dr. John Adams, the orator of the evening apologized for tbt non-clamoring at the door for admission by a mighty throng, by stating that many of his friends had 'found it EXTBEMELY DIFFICULT to get there. Not from a lack of interest in the lecture, invitations to which had been sent to the principal scientists of the two cities. He began h's lecture by stating that few men in this country had the courage to talk about the wind, lor the reason that thev did not understand the material of which the wind is composed. "I had no difficulty at all," he said, "in fully comprehending the many scientific phrases this question pre sents. In after years, when this momentous question is bothering coining generations, send for me aud I will iully explain the matter to those who cannot under stand it The gentleman from Hamil ton is always ready to respond to the call of the public, 'and my great depth ot scientific ressarch is always at the command of others les fortunate in science than myself. Eev. Dr. Adams here is a rival of mine, but I want to tell you all that you got to get up pretty early in the morning to beat me. None of you, or any of the brainy scientific men of the day, have half the k'nowledgc your humble servant possesses. "There is nothing said by the leading the ological and scientific men about the wind. These men have exhausted their means; they are confused in their ideas; they don't know what it is, where it comes from or what composes it. They are limited in astronomical knowledge. The graduates of the astronomical schools wrestle with the scientific question XSD THEX GET DOSX UP. " If the old scientists were alive to-day they could -not hold a candle to the present man. My knowledge is greater than theirs on account of studying in different schools. I do niv own thinking No one in the United States can ever hope to become my equal in science. When I pass away from this earth my mantle may fall upon other unworthv shoulders who may wear it for a time. What is the cause of all this? Haven't I explained where the thunder is located? Haven't 1 told all about electricity and aerial navigation? Haven't I told you all about traveling through the'air nundreds of miles per hour. I have permanently settled all these ques tions that others could not determine, and it now remains for me to settle about the wind. When I'm gone lrom here I want the matter settled so there will be no more quar reling about it. It's been left for me bv scientists to decide the question, and I will do it" The speaker then read a historical paper filled with "meteorological data and facts. Some of the terms used were as long as the moral law, and the details he gave about the formation of the wind would run the signal service a year without one observation. He worked in the composition of a man's body, and had counter currents of wind COLLIDING "WITH ONE.ANOTHEB all over the Atlantic Ocean, where he said was the abiding place of all hurricanes. He said his statements were disputed, but if the men Mho disputed them had graduated from the same school he did, they would know better. He then expatiated upon the great benefit his hearers derived from the lengthy explanation, and said it required minds of culture to understand the great question. Never before, he said, has the world had such an opportunity placed before it He said he brought the scientific crumbs to Pittsburg, and his listeners could feed from them. He said the State of Pennsylvania has been gradually sinking for the past 14 months, and advised the auditors to get their lives insured. He predicted a volcanic emotion in the heart of the city, caused by the natural gas giving out He said 10,000 lives would be lost and millions of dollars' worth oT property destroyed. He got bis audience excited by saying that the natural gas would give out and the people would be left in darkness when the eruption takes place. THIEVES IN HIS E001T. Mr. Crowley Slakes an Unpleasant Discov ery In the Small Hours. Daniel Crowley, a resident of Second avenne, was awakened about 1 o'clock yes terday morning by a noise made by some one in his room. He discovered two men who were searching his clothing. As soon as they saw they were detected they ran out Mr. Crowley- followed and gave an alarm, which attracted jOfficer Sharp. The officer gave chase and succeeded in capturing one of the men, the other escap ing. The prisoner was taken to Central station, where he gave the name of Martin Connors. Mr. Crowley discovered that his watch and a small sum of money had been stolen, and an information was lodged against Con nors before Magistrate Gripp. He was given a hearing and committed to jail tor court HARYIST HOME CELEBRATION. A Week's Service Commemorating the Gathering; or Rosy-lined Grain. Harvest home service will be commenced in St Mark's Episcopal Church on South Eighteenth street to-morrow, and continue until the following Sunday. There will be the usual service to-morrow morning and in the evening Eev. J. C. White, D. D., will Breach. .There will be a special service everv even ing during' next week. There will be holy communion on All Saints Day, November 1, and the following day at 7:30 and 9:30 a. M. The services will close the following Sunday evening with even song and a ser-' mon. Special music has been arranged for,' thesf events. TWO EDMOES DENIED. Congressman Datzell's Explicit Statement In Regard to Current Rumors. With regard to rumor furnished to a re porter and published yesterday morning, that Congressman Dalzell had in an inter view antagonized the administration touch ing the Pittsburg postmastersMp, Mr. Dal zell interposes a very prompt and emphatic denial, and goes on to say: In the first place, no man, either closo to the President or distant from him, ever asked me to explain any language used In an interview. In the second place I never told snch man or any man that my language used in tho Inter view had been misunderstood. In the third place, I never was party to any such interview as is mentioned. I never said in any interview, or anywhere else, that if my candidate for the postoffice failed to make the riffle I would re venge myself on tho administration; or that if I could get in a dig at any pet scheme of Quay's I would seize the opportunity. In tne fourth place, it is not true that the President's friend, or anybody else, ever suggested to me that my vote as Congressman is of less value now than It was before the Territorial elec tions, or that my chances for a good chairman ship would be imperiled by my being a kicker. In the filth place my enthusiasm for my post office candidate bas not become less pro nounced, nor in anyway changed. Ihe fact is that I am not troubling myself about the postoffice or cnairmanship or any thing of the kind; and I am not assuming that I shall not get what belongs to me both from organized. On the contrary, being a good Re publican and believing in the Justice of mr party. 1 am resting content in the belief that I shall be fairly treated, and I include m this fair treatment the appointment of my nominee as postmaster in accoraance wun tne unm-oxen line of Republican precedents in this matter. Mr. Wm. Flinn denies also that he was at the Seventh Avenue Hotel on Thursday or that he saw Senator Quay dnring thelatter's recent visit HERB KKUPP LOOKS TO PITTSBURG A Rumor that the German Gnnmnkcn Slay Build a Plant Here. It is reported that Herr Krupp, of Essen, Germany, is considering the advisability of coming to Pittsburg and building a plant after the model of his famous gun factory in the Bhenish Provinces. A gentleman is in the city now invest!, gating the advantages offered, by Pittsburg for such an establishment One of the greatest reasons why Herr.Krupp desires to remove his plant to Pittsburg is the fact that Europe is liable at any moment to be come the scene of a great war. From patri otic conditions, if none other, Krupp would make guns only for Germany, while if he was established on neutral ground he could furnish guns to any power in the world. Then the natural advantages of Western Pennsylvania are tempting. The plan is to buy a tract of land large enough to hold the plant and sufficient honses to accommodate the employes. This would, require about five square miles. Mr. Krupp is said to be very enthusiastic over the natural gas advantages and the coal fields of Western Pennsylvania. The Pitts burg works, if erected, will be as nearly as possible a counterpart of the establishment in Essen. That one covers an area of 1,000 acres and over 11,000 men are employed. The plans for the-plant and town are said to be in such a shape that the foundation could be laid at once if necessary. The site is within 25 miles of this city,within easy access of railroads and river and is close to a large and rich district of natural gas. WICKED ME. M'ilAHON. A Very Hard Character Gets Caught at His Old Tricks. Prank McMahon had a hearing before Magistrate Gripp yesterday and -was held for court in default of bail on charges of aggravated assault and battery and at tempted larceny from the person, preferred by James Keating. McMahon was arrested by Officer Ed Cross on Thursday night in the act of rob bing a drunken man on Bedford avenue, near the waterbasin. After his arrest Keating appeared against him and charged him with having held him up and attempt ing to rob him last Wednesday night. McMahon is given a very bad record by the police. He is the man who was arrested by City Messenger Ed Martin about six months ago for brutally beating and then robbing a gripmau on the Citizens' Traction line. A FULL DEMOCRATIC TOTE. The Randallltes and Countyiles Unite in Campaign Hustliuc. The conference committees of the Randall Club and County Democracy met at Demo cratic headquarters yesterday afternoon. Both clubs have taken united action to pro cure a full Democratic vote, aud work shoulder to shoulder on election day for the success ot the entire ticket The represen tatives from both clubs reported that each was active in doing its full duty. A committee was appointed to confer with all Democratic associations or organizations of this county to enlist their aid in, polling a full vote. All Democratic clubs were in vited to send one or more representatives to a meeting to be held at headquarters, No. 138 Fifth avenue, next Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. STRUCK BY A CRANi!. Reese Davis, a Millwright, Probably Fa tally Injured. Reese Davis, one of the millwrights at Oliver Bros. & Phillips' South Fifteenth street steel mill, was dangerously injured yesterday afternoon while placing in posi tion the large sheets of iron of -which the walls of the mill are built Davis was standing on a scaffolding di recting the movements of a large crane that swung from side to side. The crane was turned suddenly around to where the mill wright was standing, andjaefore warning could be given he was caught between a beam and the arm of the crane. The shock broke some of his ribs and probably inflicted severe internal injuries. HITHER AND THITHER. movements of PItrsburgers and Others of Wide Acquaintance. Hon. C. L. Magee tnd wife, Senator Rutan, of Allegheny, and George von Bonn horst, are expected home from their European trip of nearly six months' duration this morn ing, having left Philadelphia upon the limited last eveninc. Mr. Magee has been traveling at ease hither and thither In the Old World, and will return to Pittsburg In the best of health and spirits to resume the political leaderships tbat have always sat so llghtlynpon his shoul ders. Senator Rutan went to Europe in the pursuit of health, a much-needed article at the time be began his trip. Prom his cheerful let ters to friends in Allegheny, the impression has gained ground that he has entirely recovered his strength and health. Like Mr. Magee, Sen ator Rutan will resume the temporarily severed threads of political life. A warm welcome Is in store for the voyageurs. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Wharton, Jr., of New l'ort, are staying at the Duguesne. Mr. Wharton is the Eastern representative of the National Tube Works, of McKeesport, and is combining business with pleasure inasmuch as he is passing through on hisweddlng trip, which was initiated at .Plainfield, N. J., last week. Samuel Brown, of New Geneva, is to be lockkeeper at the new dam and lock No. 8, just above that place. People ot that section are preparing for a rousing time when the dam is completed and the boats go on through to Mor gan town. E. M. Bigelow, Chief of the Depart ment of Public Works, returned from New York, where he says he went for the purpose of welcoming home Mr. C.-L. Magee, and he had no Intention of starting for Europe, although it would not be surprising if he did go to England, next week. Db. B. M. Haitita. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Perm .street, 'Pittsburg, Pa. s&su MBS. ADMIRAL DAHI6RM, morrouf Dispatch, tHUtehy young girl should be chapcrpned. BOB BURDETTE'S BOT, Likewise All- His Extensive Connec tion and It's Duty Toward'Him. THE FIRST AS WELL AS LAST BOY Sui Generis and Will la Until lime Shall be No More on Earth. PARENTAL BESPONSIBILITI LIMNED Bob Burdette was happy last night With reasonable health he couldn't well help being so, as he faced an audience of abopt 2,000 in old City Hall composed of the Y. M. C. A. and various other kinds of people, and he talked two hours and five minutes, dnring whfth time humor and pathos were so blended astosnit any reason able make-up, and he, as he phrased it, never turned a hair. The auditorium was .filled, the stage was filled, and there were 235 people in the balcony. Mr. Burdette stated in the outset that he didn't propose to tell anything new. He had been forced to do so at times when working on a newspaper, hut lecturing had made him lazy, and he proposed to repeat the oldest lecture in the world. His subject was "The Boy," but it grew as he proceeded, and finally embraced the girl and her mother, grandmother, father, cousins, sisters, annts, etc. It wasn't the boy of the period, but of nil periods, from Cain down. Since Cain, everything had changed but the boy. He is the same yesterday Jto-day, and will continue the same while time shall last, boys in this respect being like pnppies, kittens, coifs, and the young of all domesticated animals as well as of wild. -. TUB GOOD OLD TIMES. He referred to the fact that everything in the olden time was better than it is to-day, and instanced many things, bnt neglected to include old rye. Cain couldn't help being a bad boy and coming to a miserable end. He had only Adam aud his wife to watch him and gnide him, while it is well known that the services of t least 50 people'are necessary to keep a boy in the straight and narrow path. How could he escape learn ing to lie, steal, swear and murder, when there was' no one to teach him to become a Magee or a Quay. Politics, with its humanizing influences, was unknown in Cain's boyhood days. There were no Sunday school teachers in Cain's day, and he was forced to create his own theology. Adam and Eve could not tell him that once npon a time snch and snch things occurred, and science hadn't ex plained that six days meant six periods of millions of years each. Cain knew better. He could climb to the top of the genealog ical tree, and couldn't be stuffed or put off with evasive answers. The lecturer would enconrage boys to ask questions. Stupid boys never do. They either go to an asylum, or get rich and in either case do not need to know much. Boys learn from other boys and the lecturer believed they got more from their environ ment than from heredity. There are many things a boy loses when he becomes a man. He can no longer make friends with dogs; cannot make strange noises like a boy, nor can he give nick-names as a boy can, that describe one so perfectly that one wonders why he wasn't christened the name the boy gives him. boy's tots the best. A boy can make anything he wants and the mechanical ingenuity of boys and girls has been injured by the toymakers. No mechanical toy made by the man who serves three years' apprenticeship to a trade and has thereby earned the right to go ont on a strike, gives the satisfaction to the boy tjiat does the locomotive or wagon that he fabricates for himself. The elegant French doll that does everything bnt cry when it is hungry, does not give the satisfaction that the .rag baby of 30 years ago gave our sister. Scores of things that only a boy can ac comnlish were narrated; the troubles, per plexities and general merriment ha causes to his mother, to his father and his older sister when she has a beau were graphically narrated, and how he torments everyone by his explorations, his muddy boots and gen eral juvenile enssedness were touched up, when it was shown that with all his tergiver sations the girls couldn't have a successful picnic without him; an earth quake or a wind was sure to break it up and the pathetic side was delin eated. Childhood is not the happiest period of life, and its sorrows should be commiser ated. The scars of childhood's sorrows are often carried to the grave. The boy's room should not be the one over the back stair way, looking out on a chicken yard. His surroundings often make him a hoodlum. His room should be fixed up as elegantly as that of his sister. He should be allowed to lock himself in it when he chooses and in dulge his humors unrestrained. We mean right when we often do wrong. a box's critical period. There is a critical period just when a bov is in the transition state between boyhood and manhood; when his mustache is sprout ing, when his feet are too large, and he can not find room for his hands. At this time his father should be a friend and a confidant, and teach him at home what he may learn in a corroding way from outside association. Boys crave the companionship of their eiders and the old boy may renew his youth iu companionship with his son to their mutual advantage. The transition from girlhood to womanhood is almost insensible. Her feet are too large, atone time in her ex istence, especially when she rides in a street car, but" it is for a very brief period. We take her on our knee and kiss and hug berand a few weeks later find that she has bloomed into a lovely woman and she no longer sits on your knee not in public at least But the boy's probation is more ex tended. He is very awkward. His first battle is with his mother when he first ob jects to her cutting his hair. Then he be gins to cultivate a mustache, and it is as difficult to get out as is the prohibition vote. At this period it is of the utmost importance that the father cultivate him. He hungers for his father's confidence as well as that of his mother and needs support as he never needs it. afterward. The remainder of the lecture was devoted to a description of the young man's court ship and settlement in life, and was a word painting that all of middle age, or any age for that matter, could appreciate. It was a picture of the generative dream of joy, hope, fear and sorrow that has been on the boards since mankind shed its prehensile caudal appendage, and perhaps before, and laden with all that makes life worth living, or that carries our aspirations beyond the clouds and beyond the tomb. The next entertainment given by the Y. M. C. A. will be the Mundell Sisters' Vocal Quartet on November 22. TEILED IN MIBTERI. 'An Orange Grove Proprietor Arrested nt the Instance of Armstrong Co. Officials. Charles Hiltenbelter, alias Charles Hill, who claims residence at 281 Webster avenue, and who also claimed to be the proprietor of an extensive orange grove near Jackson ville, Fla., was arrested last night by De tective Fitzgerald, but the exact cause of his arrest is not known. Detective Finney, of the West Penn Railroad, has a warrant for Hill's arrest, which was made out in Armstrong county. "Finney gave the police officials a description of Hill, and asked that he be arrested, but took the warrant away with him, and until midnight Finney could not be found to furnish the nature of the charge nor the story in the case. Hill says the only trouble he knows any thing about is that he borrowed $65 from an Armstrong man, giving his watch as se curity, ana he supposes that the man who loaned him the money got frightened and sued him.. The police, however, think the charge Is more rerious than Hill desires to make people believe. GLASS APPRENTICES AGAIN. The Threatened Trouble to Form tho Basis of a Conference Manager Snyder Thinks ibe Men Unwise No Wage Troubles nt All. Mr. Snyder, manager of McCully's Twenty-eighth street glass house, was inter viewed yesterday about the trouble among the men of the factory, becanse three ap prentices are employed instead of two. He said: "The men have selected a committee to meet the firm next Tuesday, when it is hoped the matter will be satisfactorily fixed. .The trouble arose out of an extremely trivial circumstance. Last year our firm articled another apprentice beside the two we had in the factory. This extra apprentice, the men think, is an infringement of the contract with them. They allege that only one ap prentice is allowed for every 20 blowers, and as a matter of fact this factory has only 40 blowers, so there only ought to be two ap prentices." Mr. Snyder thinks that ihe nien haye adopted a very unwise conrse in kicking about this matter. He says: "Ihe firm took this boy last year and entered into a contract with him, and bound themselves to give him employment for the next fonr years, and the boy on his part bound him self to do certain specific things while learn ing his trade. Both sides were sworn before an Alderman to abide by the pro visions of the contract. Taking this into consideration, how can we discharge the boy without breaking the contract and leaving ourselves open to the consequences of snch a course? "There is no kick for wages, because our factory has always honorably met the men in any reasonable demands they made. When the last great glass house strike occurred our factory went right along paying the ad vance that other firms retnsed. A reduc tion took place, however, when the men em ployed in other factories went to. work with out obtaining the advance. This policy has been pursued by the firm for the 27 years I have been engaged with them. I never once had to complain of any harsh treat ment that was caused by the company. You may say forme that if there is a strike it will only be a partial one, because most of the men do hot desire to go out upon such a ridiculous plea as some of them make." MORE OP THE SAME KIND. The May Sullivan Case Has Many Parallels in Westmoreland County Children Said to be Involved. Agent Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty Society, who is acting as prosecutor in the May Sullivan case, said last night that he had been approached in the Court House corri dor by two reputable Westmoreland county gentlemen, who told him that if he would go out to Greensburg or Scottdale he could find numerous other cases of the same char acter as that in which May Sullivan figured. Some of them are said to be more aggravat ed, and involving girls even younger and men of better social position than those interested in this case. Upon going to his office after court, Mr. Dean found three letters from as many other reputable Westmoreland county parties, imploring him to come out to Greensburg, and one or two other towns in Westmore land county, to work up what they termed a number of scandals, more infamous than the case now on trial in the Allegheny Coun ty courts, because the men involved are of high social standing, and the girls of such tender age that they are mere children. The letter gives the names of some of the parties referred to, and mentions two of the witnesses who were brought from Scottdale to testily in Harrington's behalf, but whose testimony was not given, on account of Har rington pleading guilty. Mr. Dean says he will lay the letters, and some other informatron in his possession, be fore the Board of Directors ot the Anti Crueltv Society, and, if they authorize him, he will go to Greensburg to investigate the charges. H0 EXTENSION-. DECIDED.' A Director of the Citizens' Lino Denies tho Sharpsbnrg Story In Detail. A story was published yesterday that the Citizens' Traction Bail way Company had decided to extend its cable line out Butler street to the Sharpsbnrg bridge, to charge 5 cents from" the city to Sharpsbnrg, four miles, and the same fare from the city to East Liberty. A reporter for The Dispatch last even ing saw Mr. James Yerner, one of the directors of the company, concerning these rumors. He said that no such decisions had been reached, that there bad been no recent talk about an extension, and that the re duction of fare, though discussed informally, had not been brought up at any meeting where there was a quorum. THE FKEIGHT BLOCKADE. lack of Locomotive Engines Believed to be the Slala Canse of tho Trouble. Many shippers are at a loss to account for the blockade in freight traffic in the rail roads leading from Pittsburg to Western points. Cars are sadly lacking in the coke region, and it is reported that a number of Western furnaces nave been compelled to cease operations because of their inability to procure coke. Shippers of grain from Chicago are also complaining, saying that thousands of dol lars of their capital are tied up ingrain which they cannot get moved to the East. The Ft: Wayne, Pittsburg and Western and Panhandle are all crowded with freight, the Panhandle being in the worst condition. The general explanation is that there is a lack of locomotive engines. MENDELSSOHN CLUBMEETING. The Only Choral .Organization of the Soutbslde In Active 'Rehearsal. The Mendelssohn Club, the only choral organization on the Southside, met at the Palace parlors, corner South Fifteenth and Carson streets, last night. This was the third rehearsal of the present season. The attendance was good, and the indications point to a successlul season. J. P. McCullom is the instructor and E. F. Deakin the accompanist. The club was organized a year ago for the purpose of im proving the members in choral work, and the season was a success. ANOTHER WIFE BEATER. Philip Fetrie Was Belaboring His Spouse When on Officer Espoused Her Canse. Philip Petrie, a resident of Madisou ave nue, Allegheny, was arrested last evening by Officer Alexander and placed in the lock up. The charge against the prisoner was disor derly conduct, this really covering a case of wife beating as the prisoner was industri ously engaged in belaboring his wile when the officer appeared, having been attracted by her screams. To Kyarve His Heart Ont. Taylor Louis, who lives on Webster ave nue, had a hearing before Alderman Rich ards last evening on a charge of surety of the peace preferred by W. H. Loyd, who testi fied that Louis pulled a razor on him and threatened to cut his heart out He was held for court A Life-Long Sufferer Gets His Eyes Opened. Mr. John Ayres, of McDonald, Washing ton county, Pa., has been afflicted with sore eyes for 30 years. For the last six months be has been a great sufferer and practically blind from ulceration of the cornea. The lids have been contracted so close it was with difficulty the eyes could be examiued. Yesterday he returned to Dr. Sadler, 801 Penn ave.. after two weeks' treatment, with his eyes clear and smooth and free of pain. By a skillfully .planned operation, he was enabled to open his eyes to their natural siw. SOME SAFETY GATES. That is What Southsiders Want for Their Street Crossings. THE PENNSYLVANIA PETITIONED. Some Doubts Expressed Owing to Borongh Privileges Ceded lean Ago. OLD AGITATION BREAKS OUT AFRESH Petitions are being actively circulated on the Southside and are being signed by many of the manufacturers, business men and cit izens, asking the various railroad companies to erect safety gates or provide some other protection to the public at the several street crossing!) along the tracks. This matter has been agitated more or less for several years, but it never was taken up with the same earnestness as at present Three fatal accidents in the past month have caused the citizens to become indig nant at the companies, and there is a uni versal demand for some steps to be taken to gnard against this constant onslaught on human life. But although the citizens are anxious, and are doing all in their power to seenre the safety gates, it is possible that the latter will not be procured without considerable difficulty. It seems that the Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston and the Panhandle companies secured their rights of way be fore the Southside was consolidated with the city, and in those days railroad com panies secured BROAD AND LIBERAL rignts and privileges. The Lake Erie and Pittsbnrg, McKeesport and Youghiogheny roads procured their rights since the con solidation, but the present city ordinances, do not provide for protection at the cross ings. The following is a copy of the peti tion being circulated among the South siders: To the Pennsylvania Ball road Company, operat ing the Pittsbnrg, Virginia and Charleston Divi sion: The undersigned citizens and taxpayers of the Bonthslde, Pittsbnrg, do respectfullyrepre sent: That for many years the various street crossings along your tracks on the Southside have been unprotected by Safety gates or signals; that as a consequence ot this state of affairs, numerous acciuents have occurred which in many instances have resulted in tbe loss of human life; that these cases have be come so common tbat scarcely a week passes, without some serious or fatal accident happen ing at some one of your crossings; tbat it is the universal cry ot the people of tbe Southside, that for the safety and protection of our citizens, it is necessary tbat immediate steps be taken to avoid this jeopardy in which the lives of the Deonle are constantl v Dlaced. We there fore petition you to provide sneb protection in the shaoe ot safety gates or signals at the South Twelfth, Eighteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty sixth and Twenty-seventh street crossings as shall seem to yon most necessary to seenre our people from their present danger and peril. And your petitioners will ever pray. , A similar petition asks the Lake Erie Company to furnish gates at the South Twenty-second street crossing where the new steam terry crosses the river and where sev eral accidents have recently occurred. Ex Councilman F. C. Beinhauer said lastnight that the railroad companies could not be compelled to put up safety gates. The ordinances of the old boroughs which granted the companies their right of way contains no penalty and are consequently inoperative. The old boroughs made mis takes for which the Southside must now and forever suffer. The only way to get the gates is to humor the companies and en deavor to coax them into providing the pro tection claimed. A GENERAL ORDINANCE TEARS AOO. Ex-Councilman Buhland said he wanted to prepare a general ordinance three or four years ago, compelling the companies to erect the gates, but he was made to believe thatjlbe City was bound to respect the priv ileges granted by the boroughs before the consolidation. He thinks differently now, and there is come talk in his ward of a gen eral ordinance being prepared for Mr. Braun to present. Councilman Brann said he thought the companies could be com pelled to put up gates. There is some talk of a mass meeting of citizens before the petition is presented to consider the best plan to pursue. A TRAIL OF BEEl Two Drivers Badly Injured la a West End Runaway. James Sweeney and Gus Schindnheete were seriously injured in a runaway in the West End yesterday evening while driving a beer wagon along Steuben street The horses took fright and dashed along tbe Btrtetat a terrific agit. They overturned tbe wagon and dragged both men a consid erable distance before they were freed from the wreck. The team finally collided with a fence and were brought to a standstill. Had they gone a few feet farther the ani mals would have laden over an embank ment bordering on the Saw Mill Bun Bail road. The wagon was a complete wreck, and the barrels of beer were strewn along the street and furnished refreshment for the numerous youths ot the locality. Schinduheete's injuries are mainly about the head and body. He was given medical attention at his home on Independence street, Duquesne Heights. Sweeney had one of his wrists broken, and was sent to his home in Chartiers. - The Curry University Is endeavoring to obtain, and has about suc ceeded in securing a monopoly in Western Pennsylvania.of the system of teaching book keeping and business by actual business practice. In the organization of the "Inter State Business Practice Association of America" in which President Williams and Prof. Bow were the prime movers, they em bodied a clause in the constitution as fol lows: "That no new members be admitted to this association without the consent of all present members." This gives Curry Uni versity control of Western Pennsylvania. This association has taken into its member ship nearly all the business colleges in America that have discarded the "textbook teachers' key" system and have adocted in stead the newspaper market quotation sys tem, in which a key giving correct answers is impossible. This throws the student upon his own resources entirely, and develops self-confidence and thorough knowledge of how business is transacted as well aa how to keep books. This certainly gives Curry Business College a great advantage over all ottrer colleges In teaching bookkeeping and business. After tbe Exposition Go to Hamilton's, 91 and 93 Fifth ave., and continue to feast your eyes and ears on those superb pianos and organs that captivated all who saw and heard them, and remember that Hamilton's is the only place where you can get the Decker Bros., Knabe, Fischer and Estey pianos. We mention this as parties who are advertising pianos at club rates, etc., claim tbat they have the run of the market and selected the piano they are advertising for its superiority; that is simply a broad statement, as they cannot get any one of the four pianos we are the sole agents for. When you want a reliable instrument get what has been sold in and around yoa for years; you ran depend on them; your neighbors have them and can recommend them to yon; you can get them on easy pay ments and as low a price as some compara tively unknown pianos are offered at Ham ilton bandies also the celebrated Estey or; gans, the excelsior that all others aim to equal. You will find at his salesrooms the largest stock to select frorn Call on him before you buy and get terms and prices. They will please and convince yon. HALLOWEEN INMEXIC0&K teribed in to-momivfi Dispatch Jay Frank jnrn. -JLi., POLITICIANS PASSING THROUGH. Boss McManes nnd a Party of Pbiladel phlans Stop Over ilght--Oat for Pleas uro Only, they Eschew Polities. James McManes, the political boss of the Quaker City, accompanied by a select party of Philadelphia politicians, among whom were C, A. McManes the only Democrat in the party Henry Clay, Beceiver of Taxes; Savery Bradley, I. S. Bittenhouse, L E. Salter and Morris H. Sternarrived from Cincinnati last night, in a special car, on their Way eastward. Mr. McManes, pleading fatigue, retired immediately on his arrival at his hotel, and in such a quiet way that the clerks, wh? usually know as to whether their guests hove occupied their -rooms or noVwere unaware of the fact Mr. C. A. McManes was asked as to the nature of tbe trip, and as to whether any sig nificance was to be attached to the 'boss" ar rival here almost cotemporaneous with that of Messrs. Magee and Quay. "Our trip," said the gentleman, "is devoid of any politi cal significance whatever. It was instigated by myself and another gentleman for the purpose of getting a rest from business, and Mr. McManes accompanied us for the pleas ure of the tour. We were accommodated with a speclar car, and ran down to Char lottesville, visited the White Sulphur Springs, appreciated very highly the scenery along ihe Chesapeake and Ohio,, made a stay at Lexington .and Cincinnati and are now on our way home, our car being under orders to be hitched on to the 8 o'clock train to-morrow morning. As far as I know therehas not been any rupture between Senator Quay and Mr. McManes, and though you seem to think: there is a certain significance in the latter gentleman's arrival here so soon after the Senator's appearance jn these parts, I can assnre yon that really there is nothing in it. We are just enjoying a few davs excursion, that is all. No, I cannot say that Walters' appointment is regarded with favorin Phila delphia. It came with a surprise and very great disappointment is felt, generally, con cerning it Most of ns thought that Powers would have been the man. Yes, we certainly leave to-morrow morning. The party spent jthe evening nt the Opera House under the guidance of Mr. Bean. MYSTERIOUS INCENDIARISM. Shavings and Oil Under an Alleghenlan's Doorstep. , At 12 o'clock on Thursday night a man named Hutchinson, while on his way home" along Warren street, Allegheny, discovered a fire. The fire was under a pair of steps leading to the residence ot Andrew Mass. The family was immediately notified, and foe blaze extinguished by means of a bucket brigade. Antnvestigation led to the dis covery of a lot of shavings and paper, sat urated with oil. The fire was plainly tbe work of an incendiary, but what the object was cannot be surmised. THE HOEBESflOERS' MATTER FIXED. The Committee. Has Concluded Negotiations , With the Bosses. The committee of the Trades' Council ap pointed to inquire into the boss horseshoers and the ooeratives were in hopes last night of bringing the matter to an end. , The scale' has been arranged on a basis of a nine-hour work day, the men agreeing to work until i o'clock on Saturday. The wages point has been arranged, aa already reported. The committee visited Mr. Mc Caslin last night in the expectation of finally closing the matter, and it is believed they succeeded. TYPHOID FEVER CEASIKG. Physicians Agree Skat Cold Weather Has Killed tbe Dread Disease, The typhoid fever along Penn avenue and in Lawrenceville, which has been preva lent for several months past, has now almost disappeared. Quite a number of physicians expressed their opinions, that,, the fever had, been, efiectaally atoppedVor tHis year, and would not likely be so universal next year. A Mild Blaze. An alarm from box 143 about 1225 o'clock this morning was caused by the burning of a small shed in the rear of No. 129 Nineteenth-street, Southside. No loss. All danger 6f drinking impure water is avoided by adding 20 drops of Angostura Bitters. Full dress shirts, ties, etc., at James H. Aiken & Cos, 100 Fifth ave. The pleasantest and most wholesome drink is F. & V.'s Pilsner beer. DlS tome LIAHA. XICililiEl patch relates everyday incident of New York life. BIBER iJASTTJH, 505 and 507, MARKET STREET, OUR CLOAK AND SUIT BOOMS are now filled with choice products from tbeTmost celebrated makers at home and abroad. For variety, for style, for careful attention to shape and nmsb our Cloak and Suit Booms Invite comparison. PLUSH COATS FROM 115 TO 150. In Plnsb Garments we pay special at tention to material, aa to durability and finish. Also to large sizes and extra length?, PLU8H JACKETS from 310 to $35, all styles, plain, vest front, dlrectoire, and aUotner.new shapes. GENUINE ALASKA SEAL C0AT8. . Ladies' finest quality SEAL COATS. In fasMonable shapes and lengths Just received. These are carefully selected by ns, warranted pare London dye ana finished in elegant manner. We ask no fancy prices on any goods we handle. CLOTH JACKETS, colored, arid black, in plain and fancy weaves, in hundreds of different styles and shapes, from S3 JO to $23. LONG 'GARMENTS. Newmarkets from $3 to $50, in newesf' colorings, shapes and designs. - t Take-Elevator for CLOAK AND SUIT BOOM. BIBER & EASTON. OC26-TTSSU A.- Never fan to cure. SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, the sreat European remedy against all CATARRHAL AFFECTIONS and COUGHS AND HOARSENESS. " , Sold by all Druggists. Smalt'boxeJ.23c; large boxes, 50c oc2M0-w rtALIFOBNIA FHUITS EVAPORATED j peaches and apricots, very choice: also Golden Qate canned fruits, wholesale and re tail, by JNQ.'A.RENHHAW&COm Family Grocers, OC5.75-W8 , Liberty and Ninth tie. T70B HALLOW. E'EN-A FULL LINE OF JD foreign and domestic nuts bellbarks, Jor dan shelled almonte Ridley's broken sMek eaa- ay, sweesciuw,vfeo jb m u,ww vj-; Ia&yia mnlftjuuHc Rami elaslMr rants, f or SAM sic JNO. AVRHN&BAW 4 CO.'S. FaasWM ! oes.oar.Liarty A4 KiBtfcrtf. j TIELDIJIG. BUT B0ING BO 8fiDWLlC Seven Foundries Have Signed, bat Men Are Cealsf Oat. ' No general sentiment between manu facturers and men has, so far, occurred ia ' the foundry, difiienlty. Yesterday another firm granted the increase, namely, that of James Lathwood, of Faber street,, mak ing the seventh to sign. t Mr. Lath wood's men were- notcoaeeraed". ;'" in the original strike, bnt heswaa sabse-" ' quently notified of the increase, and lw yielded. The men employed at EvaW, brothers, which firm has signed, refweta'' work on an order sent in by the Bosedala Foundry Company. Sterritt & Thomas,' otJ-Thirty-second street, received some worlrX; from William Yagle & Co., whose!" men are still ont, bnt their raolders walked -' ont rather than touch it Another fina,...- which was recently requested to concede the'-. -? increase was that of Hillard, Sterritt A Co.,. " and in default of the necessary signature -tbe molders concerned came out yesterday. Five of Jones & Langhlin's operatives were-'. laid offyesterday on aecount of the scarcity ofworknowprevailinir, owing to the shato' down in tbe molding department Some six or eight men have already left . a the city to work, elsewhere, bnt the majority ' have concluded to wait another week or so -1 before looking for other work, ander the be- ,. lief that the increase will be finally -i , granted. Mr. Thomas Wisdom, of OraeVo street, who worked as a molder In Marshairg, ' fonndrvl showed a wnnpl.r & 1ttor- frnrat W.. A Sexton, the Superintendent of the'GIoacesf rerjron worn, onenne him ?6 s wMk,', proviueu ue provea nimseii efficient, oa molding-in all kinds of sand. Mr. Wisdom said he preferred remaining here, but would., goior$ou. Lnotner moiaer received a tele gram from the same firm with a similar of fer. This wonld seem to imply that work ia fairly brisk in the East One feature of the strike isthe unanimity and qnietnde which-f. pervaaes every assemoiage 01 tne men. - Since the foregoing was written it waa learned that tne Leecnourg Foundry and .", juacnine company naa signed tne seue.- Their men trill turn in to-day. This is theH eiVhlh firm to ffive in. ' i fYITTnA contribute to the eotumnnfito.'JejS ? WW a. morrovft Dispatch on. article on dog. , f n f'tt- . yJ3L JOB. HDRNE i CD.! PENN AVENUE STORES, PrrraBUso, Octoberae. iil&Ss! rS .vreos uuuoa djhu&s er tot, serez - y - oay. j -a?!, tejl u .- . - it 11 in biacKS, nut sngns spara aev eitselecs: ' ' T sO-Inch All-wool Imported Black CatV $M 46-inch All-wool Imnorted BUjsJr" ' - 'j e tJm Serges, 50c. t 46-inch All-wool extra fine Serge, 64a. '" ' New Colored Cashmeres 46 inches wide at 65c, worth 76c, -ti. f.'SSSKrn. - viJ m 48 inches wide at 86c, worth IX ir'$ . .. . ..... CMaT 46 inches wide at Si, worth fl 7b. ! M To Hat buyers: What s trade we are havJse tWsl 1 j , . JBB3S la onrblfclUlllnery DefertoeaVT TMtm: ,fS U not 'such & completely equipped ear. completely stocked. Millinery Deparfi'o s mem in Plttsburc Bear this ia Bate, when yon come to bnyinc. Saturday 1 especially chfldrea's .day." It is a pity to cover up the brtshrcarlyj neaas. of the pretty little tots males the headgear fa very pretty, aa vtvcfi thing la their department here la. The prettiest and most novel aad beetj ,iv wearing Felt Bats, espeeiaHy adapted I for. school wear. A special line Felt School Hate at . .-lSf! We make Tam-O'Shaater Captit; ii match any Cloak or Coat New and exclusive shapes Is Tama,- and it costs no more to have the hat aad coat to match. . f TT uuumAtit Aunm v uhbci I isf . Beautiful, wearable, stylish FeHHs7 S6 to HO eaob ready trimmed or t raed to order. To Bonnet wearers we sppreesastj how desirable it is to have a' BeasetttSti fits the bead: comfortably. - We have a perfect syeteea of'skaficI bonnets, and in every ease gnaraatee a perfect aad comfortable fit c - This all in addition to the aflerdfas $ " largest and beet stack ready f er yearia spection. All the greatest head wear eea- nOlsseurs contribute Ideas iareaJKyte this great Millinery Department. -Brenr. Hat or Bonnet here lea brtgat aaa!? gealoss idea that It haa east maah Bseee - a "" thooght to prodaee t&aayeawmgtTCf ia making your selections. Gents' Fnrabhlaa to-day We hare &sr more exclusive lines la at varieat cles of men's wear tiaoaayhoasela Pittsburg. If yoa waat tee best er yoa waat as good as yoa earn get where, come to as. ., Underwear SHk, Merino, Pnsriet Natural Wool all the best- Bat yon nave snch. limitless ofeotee yea pay i no more here, and of tea less. v dS?r Mea of tea hay atatagbeeeasesaef'i rirm,t vant in tair tku a f aaIt i naa it Here ,Jou aateteverytalag tfjjtmUj hand. No trouble to show yoaVretJ-t thing. To satisfy yea- is the sole Idea i1 with us. : Special of Geata' Flee Gloves to-ay,' jdb; .hdrne i mm ' MNN-AVINUE STORMS . . .ir. -i 1 s-i f ''i.!.- 'lne9XR.. i. it ' f J3. I sii yjStffy xWMr 1 39HBSBft; esfKfcr i n Sft, an,f. it J- J 1 rvjt- ? -,.