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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH. .TUESDAY. APRIL-. 21, 189L equality. That is not tbe question; but he demanded his rights as a man and a Chris ti.in. Deypite all the brutality shown to the colored people, and the fact that they have been forced to pander to the passions of Japhet jis long back as history runs, yet a quarter of a century's freedom had en abled them to take an honorable place among the peoples of the earth. Mr. Jackson, who started tbe discussion originally, was called on, and said that all he asserted was ruc- There were quite a number of ladies present, and they save their ministerial brethren very substantial aul and comfort by way of hearty applause when one of them made a hit, and the only one present who didn't seem to take much interest was a youngster who occasionally reminded his mamma that he wanted to go home, but he was excused on account of his tender years. A considerable number of colored ministers, from round-about presented themselves and were given a hand-shake by the ministers of the 2C-de C. M. C. of H. E. ARSENIC AND AMMONIA. Terrible Tear of Iljtlrophobla Causes Mrs. Virginia Huebner to Commit Snlclde A tad htory Developed at ine Coroner's Inquest Yesterday Eiening. The Coroner's inquest on the suicide of Mrs. Virginia Huebner, who took arsenic and ammonia on Sunday, as reported in yesterday's DisrATCir, was held last night at her late residence, Xo. 22 Penn avenue. The testinionj- developed a very sad case. John llucbner, husband of the deceased, testified that his wife was Siyears of age. They liTed together happily, had no children, and he is employed as a night watchman at a louuiiry in the Point district. Mr. Huebner has a large dog which accompanies In in to tbe foundry, and keeps him company nunng his watch at night. He has been in the habit of taking the dog home with him in the morning, and the animal spent the day there while his master was sleeping. One day a few weeks ago the dog got into a light with another, and Mrs. Huebner, not . slung to arouse her husband, attempted to separate the beasts and was bitten on the band. The wound was not serious, but Mrs. Huebner as of a nervous temperament ana :it once became frightened at the possibility or hjdronbohia as a result of the injury. Her Husband iried to quiet her fears, hut tht dread preyed on her mind sleeping or wikiug until she became almost prostrated with nervous excitement. This was her condition when Mr. Huebuer came down to his dinner at 1 o'clock Sunday aiternoon. His wife greeted him pleasantly and alter he was seated at the table she stepped into 211 adjoining room. A moment later he heard a peculiar gasping sound and as he turned round to see irom whence it came his wife fell into his arm'. He endeavored to get her to speak, but she could only whisper, as -she struggled and tore at her throat, the word "poison." Mr. Huebner at once ran for assistance. Mrs. George Free, who lives next door, went in and forced a draught of milk down the sufiVring woman's throat, which relieved her aoruewhat, and when Dr. W. C. Byers arrived she was able to tell what she had taken. A quantity of arsenic that had been kept in the house for killing vermin had been mixed in a half teacup of aqua ammonia and the unfortunate woman had swsulcwed u nearly all. There was sufficient ol the poison to have killed a dozen persons, and although every effort was made to save her the woman died at 9:25 Sunday night. She gave no reason for taking the poison ex cept that sne 'as so miserable and would soon die anyhow." The testimony of other witnesses all went to snow that Mr. and Mrs. Huebner lived very happily together and corroborated tbe husband s story in every particular. A verdict of suicide was rendered. ACCEPTED THE TRUST. The Fidelity Title and Trust Company Ac cepts tbe Custody of the City's Sinking Fund llontlb The Transfer to Be Made This tVeik. The Fidelity Title and Trust Company. yesterday filed with Controller Morrow their acceptance of the trust of the city's bonds, imposed by the ordinance providing for the investment of the staking funds, passed a few weeks ago. The transfer ot the bonds will be made this week. AH the Controller will need to do will be to tabu late a statement of the bonds delivered to the trust company for his record and the company will give him a receipt therelor, and the whole transaction will not need to occupy over a half hour's time. The value of the bonds to be transferred will be 52.09S.783 C8, including the various issues oi city bonds which the Controller has already bought up. Thev range from de nominations of ?200 and $300 to 5100,000. The two highest are water loan bonds, one lor 90,000 and ote for 5100,000. There is still in ihe city depositories 61,001,529 91 of sinking fund money uninvested. The Con troller will invest this as ranidly as he can to the city's advantage, and the bonds will be turned over to the Fidelity Company as rapidly as they are purchased. The company will teport each month, un der the new ordinance, to City Councils, of the bonds in its possession, giving a de tailed statement of its account with the city. The Controller will report a statement each irontn also, and the tno statements must correspond. This is an arrangement that tne Controller has been trying to secure for eight years, and he is highly pleased now th:.t it is accomplished. He says it will make blunders or dishonest transactions with the bonds of the city impossible, which was not the case previously. 1KD0ESED THE STBEET ACTS. Allegheny's Lcsisl.itii e Committee Satisfied W ith Fropo&ed Bills. The special committee on legislation of Allegheny Councils met last night to con sider the street bills now before the Legisla ture. As all the amendments previously asked by the committee have been made, they simply indorsed the bills as amended. They did not believe any further amend ments were needed. Tbe main point gained was in the arranging of the repealing clauses of tne street acts, so that Allegheny's street and sewer laws will remain in force. The bills before the committee last night were those numbered 32, 264, 265 and 266, relating to opening and creating new streets, curative measures as to tbe manner of making and collecting assessments, a sup plement to the charter act creating boards, and that ol regulating municipal liens. TBA5IFL1KG OK PEIVILEGES. Will light tho Attempt to Limit the Mem bership of Sub-Committees. Another row is brewing over in Alle gheny. Common Council at its last session passed a resolution fixing tbe representation on all sub-committees at two members from Select Council and six from Common. As there has not been a meeting of Select Coun cil to concur in the resolution no sub committees have yet been appointed, and will not be until Select Council meets next month. Ii the resolution shall then pass it is almost certain that some of the chairmen will ignore it. The charter ordinance gives them tho right to appoint their sub-committees R'-d it has always been the custom for the cnairmen to appoint as many as they please. They do not think Councils have any right to dictate. PAID FOB HIS MASHING. A Bnflklo Drummer Fined S50 for Insult ing Two Ladles. The police are hot alter the mashers and corner loafers. Caspar BotesSi, a Buffalo drummer, insulted two ladies in the Lake Erie depot Judge Succop fined him $50 and costs. He paid it and left town. Clem Baer was arrested for corner loafing by Officer Hanna on Webster avenue yes terday aiternoon. KIDS M JOT WATEIL Children Who Got Into Trouble and Kept the Police of Two Cities Tery Busy Yesterday, FRED AUSTIN SHOT IN THE HEAD. His Assailant Knns A-way, and When Cap tared Says He Couldn't Help the Shooting, TOONGSTERS WHO STOLE DYNAMITE. A Girl Wlo Acted Mysteriously ud Told t Very Struge Etcry. The younger generation contributed its quota to keeping the police busy yesterday. Freddie Austin and Willie Bates were having a good time yesterday evening on Diamond street and Cherry alley. It has not yet been determined whether they were suppressing the savage Sioux or preparing for an Italian invasion, bnt a revolver load ed with gunpowder and ball figured in the proceedings. Freddie, who is 9 years old, was running down Cherry alley at full speed, when Willie, who is six years older, thought he saw the enemy approaching, and let go. Little Freddie caught the charge in his face, and the bullet penetrated the nose and entered the cheek. Freddie screamed and Willie ran. The injured boy was picked up-and carried into his home, 2Co. 89 Diamond street, a doctor summoned and the police notified. It was Jound that the charge had lodged in Fred die's nasal bone, and no serious results are anticipated. Claimed It Was an Accident. Detective McTighe was put on the case, but could not find Willie, who was not at his home, Ho. 83 Diamond street. Later in the evening he returned and was raptured. He claimed he threw the pistol away, but it could not be found where he had indi cated. Bates declared the shooting was en tirely accidental, but he was locked up un til the case is investigated. For some time past the workmen blasting along the line of the Ft. Wayne road at Superior station have missed quantities of dynamite and blasting powder. No one could understand how the explosives were being taken until yesterday, when three Polish boys, who had been carrying dinners to some of the workmen, were seen acting snspiciously and were followed by one of the bosses. He told his suspicions to a police man and they followed the boys. The youngsters beaded for 'the Ohio Connecting bridge and stopped at the foot of one of the land piers. The officer then arrested tbe boys, and on each one was found a stick of dynamite. A search showed a box bnilt at the foot of tbe pier and in it was found 27 sticks of tbe dangerous explosive as well as about ten pounds of rock powder. Refused to State Their Object. Tbe boys declared they did not intend to blow np the bridge but could give no ex planation as to why they should steal such peculiar material. Their names were George Kofitky, Kossuth Lorenz, Johan Toltriclc. As the company did not wish to prosecute and ou account of the vouth of the boys thev were released. The eldest was scarcely 17 vears old. Alfred Yerdman, a ten-vear-old boy, whose parents live at 272 Eo'binson street, Allegheny, was loeked up in Central Sta tion last night tor begging on tbe street and telling a pitilnl tale, which proved a false one. He approached a pedestrian and asked for alms, at the same time saying that his parents were dead and he bad no home. The listener took him to the station, the boy meanwhile protesting against going there. As soon as the Sergeant saw him, how ever, he knew the boy, as he had been there only yesterday morning. He ran away from home last Friday, but was found by the police, and Agent Dean turned him over to his parents yesterday. He ran away again yesterday, and when brought into the station last night his head was all cut as if he had been in a fight. He said a boy had hit him with a piece of glass. He will likely be sent to Morganza to-day. Striking; Matches to Find a Man. Annie Neville, a young girl, was arrested early vesterday morning by Officer Cox, ou Second avenue, on complaint ot a Mrs. Mc Knight, who said the girl had been in the rear of her house striking matches and she was afraid the girl would set fire to the place as it had been burned mysteriously once before. The girl could not give any good reason for being about tbe place at the hearing before Judge Hyndman, further than that she was looking for a man. She was lined 510 and costs, which a friend paid lor her. George Wolf, with a number of com panions, was playing on Forbes street, near Lawn street, yesterday afternoon, when Willie Hanna picked up a large tin can and threw it at Woir. The can struck him on tbe side of the head, cutting a terrible gash. He was picked up and carried into a house nearby. SHALL SCRAPS OF LOCAL NEWS. At tbe quarterly meeting of the IT. F. Minis ters' Synod, on Ninth street, yesterday morn ing, the new officials were formally installed. They were: Rev. K. M. Russell, D. D.. Chair man, and Rev. J. McD. Harvey, Secretary. A paper was read by llev. W. S. Nevin. ot Ve rona, the subject being. "How Best to Culti vate. Christian Beneficence and Charitable Giv ing." ThiJ alarm of fire from station 49 about 7 o'clock last evening, was occasioned by a fire on the roof ot Totten's foundry. Tenty-foortb street and Allegheny Valley Railroad, which caught from the cupola. A Polish bridal party walked from the house to tho chnrch on Fifteenth street on the Soutusido yesterday. Several barrels of beer awaited their return.. The Southwest Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Pipe Line Company offers the borough of Cor aonolis 500 to be allowed to go through it, bnt the borough lathers say 52,600 or go around. AT a meeting of the Knoxville borough school directors last evening, Miss Armstrong was elected a teacher to fill a vacancy and Miss Bingey was chosen a substitute. Coroner McDowell, was notified last night that an Italian bad died suddenly yesterday at the workhouse. His name was not given. The luquest will be held this morning. John Wjxsox, risht-of.way attorney and civil engineer on the Ft. Wayno Railway, is ly ing with a savage case ot grip at bis home in Coraopolis. Treasurer Denniston is still sending out receipts Tor the March installment of taxes. Between J2.500.000 and SS.000,000 was paid in. Sprikg street cleaning has commenced, and an additional force of men has been put to work to fix up Schenley Park. Officer Ross Horisox says that John Rorit son. who committed suicide on Sunday, is no related to him. Lotus Beggito, a member of Eagle Engine Company, has developed a remarkable talent for oil painting. Thirty-nine fire alarms havebeen turned in already this month. The majority of tho fires were trifling. John H. Hampton Jeft no will and his widow will apply for letters of administration to-day. Repairing. Watch and jewelry repairing, lowest prices, at Gallinger's, 1200 Penn aye. Overcomes "spring fever" Iron City beer. Families supplied, direct. Telephone 18& , . ""'... ROASTED THE TAX BILL. Taggart's Kovenne Effort Severely Sat Down ou In the Chamber of Commerce A Re quest for Slore Ship Canal Commission Reports More Money JThan Usual. The Chamber of Commerce held its regu lar session at the old Thawmansion on Fifth street. At the opening the Auditing Com mittee reported that there was $2,514 40 in the treasury. The balanca last year was only $1,978 80. The increase was largely explained by the fact that the Chamber had not been paying rent since the firo at the Germania Bank building. After some other routine business had been transacted Captain Herbert, in the absence of Chairman George H. Anderson, reported the action of tbe Committee on Legislation on tbe Taggart tax bill, known as House bill 210. The report was as follows: The Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the proposed act of Assembly to provide for the collection of revenue for local purposes by the taxation of real estate, nersonal property and corporate property, find that in our opinion tbe bill in question is unnecessary, inquisitorial, impolitic and unjust to workers of raw material, and is in contravention of the Constitution of the United States and of tbe State of Pennsyl vania, We, therefore, recommend that the Cham ber of Commerce protest against the passage of said bill, and further that the subject be referred to the Committee of Manufacturers for their action on the bill. The report passed unanimously with scarcely any discussion and copies of the report were ordered printed and seat to the members of the Legislature. Colonel T. P. Boberts then submitted a resolution requesting the Legislature to print an edition of 3,000 copies ot the report the of Eric Ship Canal Commission for dis tribution. The resolution was unanimously carried. At the close of the meeting Chairman Miller announced the names of the new Committee on Commercial Relations with the South American Republics. They were: H. K. Porter, John F. Dravo and John Bindley. CAUGHT THE LAST ONE. ran Dover, the Only Remaining Member of the Fitzsimmons Gang Known to the Detectives, Is Arrested in Philadelphia He Was in tho Schmidt Robbery. Daniel F. Dever, the eighth member of the Fitzsimmons gang, was arrested yester day. He was the last member against whom the detectives have any positive evi dence. Dever was connected with the fam ous Schmidt jewelry robbery at Homestead. The arrest was made in Philadelphia yes terday by Detectives Miller and Tate, of that city, under the direction of Chief De tective Woods. Eariy last winter Daniel Dever appeared in Homestead and was given employment by Mr. Frankshaw, of the Prudential In surance Company. The day Dever arrived there Joe Williams, w bo has been arrested in Ohio, as a memberof the gang, introduced bim to Mr. Shaw, of Homestead, and secured boarding tor bim at Mr. Shaw's house. During his entire stay in Home stead Williams, Dever, Fitzsimmons and several others were almost inseparable com- panions.but evidence against the others has not yet been obtained. On the day of the Schmidt robbery Mr. Shaw demanded five weeks' board which was due him from Dever. Mr. Frankshaw gave Dever a not? to the superintendent in Pittsburg and paid his car fare. The man came to Pittsburg, secured $5 and theu disappeared. , Alter that hour he had suffi cient time to return to Homestead and take part in the robbery. Another bit of evidenqe against him was found when Williams was arrested, "I hear they have arrested poor Dever, too." At that time noouesavethe detectives knew of Dever's connection with the crime. Dever is a member of a good family and his parents live at Frankford, a fashionable suburb of Philadelphia. Detective Mui-phy will go for him to-day. ' ' ' Of this famous gang which caused the death of Detective Gilkinson, Fitzsimmons and his wife are in jail for his murder. The two Clarks and Cora Wyatt are held as ac cessories, and Williams and Laura Snow den are resting under charges ot robbery. THE DEATH BATE DECREASING. Pittsburg In Better Shape, bnt Allegheny Tet Suffers a Little. The total number of deaths in Pittsburg last week ws 196, against 244 the previous week. Good weather is responsible for the decrease. So far this week there have been 41 deaths seported. On Sunday there were 21 deaths, 4 of which were caused by spotted fever, B by pneumonia, 2 by grip and 1 irom meningitis, Yesterday up to 6 o'clock 20 deaths were recorded. Meningitis caused 1, spotted 'ever 2, pneumonia 3 and grip 2. In Allegheny last week there was an .in crease of G deaths, the number being 88. Pneumonia caused 21 of the deaths. There were 21 deaths of infants under 1 year of age. Two new cases of grip were received at the Southside Hospital last night Frank Luma and Charles Bugas are tbe names of the victims. Their condition is not yet serious. The temperature was somewhat cooler yesterday thnn that of Sunday, although the sun shone brightly all day. At day break the mercury stood at 49, but by noon it was induced to touch the register at G7. At 6 o'clock the greatest beat of the day, 73, was reached, but at 8 o'clock the mer cury had fallen to 69. FOUNDED THE PEDDLES. A Woman's Novel Method of Paying; Her Brother's Debts. L. Lielienthal, a house-to-house peddler, had a rather rough experience yesterday afternoon with an angry woman and a stove iron. A young man living on Browns ville aVenue owed Lielienthal for some goods and being out that way he determined to drop in and collect. A woman came to the door and stated that the young debtor was out, but she was his siter and wanted to know what the busi ness was. "Well, he owes me ?2 75," said Lielien thal, "and I want to collect" He was sorry be spoke, for just at that moment he noticed she held a big iron poker in her hand, but it was too late lor the un lucky peddler, and belore he could dodge out the gate the poker whistled through the air, settling just above his left eye and leaving an ugly wound. . Lielienthal remarked later.looking out from under a big patch of plaster, "That's the most disagreeable method of paying a debt I ever heard of." FEAST OF THE PASS0VEB. To Begin To-Morrow and Bo Celebrated for Over a Week. Congregation "Tree of Life," corner Fourth and Boss, will celebrate the Feast of the Passover, from to-morrow evening un til Thursday evening of next week. This is the memorial feast of Israel's departure from Egypt, the first declaration of inde pendence, the first emancipation proclama tion in history, the first attempt in the au nals of man to establish and organize a free' nation on the natural basis of justice and equality, with the law to govern and God alone to be King. Divine service will be held in tbe syna gogue of tne above congregation, to-morrow evening at 630 o'clock; Thursday at 8:30 o'clock A. 21. and 6:30 p. u., and Friday at 8:30 Jl.hl, On Thursday morning an En glish sermon will be delivered by Rev. S. F. Salinger, of Louisville, Ky., a well known and eloquent clergyman. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY ptectl best moquette carpets in Hartford & Smith's makes, at a price, at Welly's, 120 Federal street, 65, 67, 69 and 71 Pari: way. tts IT HAS GONE UNDER. Manufacturers of Patent Me'dicines Cannot Maintain a Trust, STATUTES ARK AGAINST THEM. Contracting1 Stonemasons Ycte to Lockout Their Employes. MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIAL ITEMS The proposed combination of the manu facturers of proprietary medicines and wholesale druzgists against department stores and other dealers who cut the prices of these medicines has proved a failure. The promoters of the scheme have discov ered that they could not operate the coupon plan without coming in contact with the national anti-trust law, and the plan was therefore dropped. Tbey also found that several States have special statutes that would be violated by the operation of the system. It is reported that the organi zation had secHred the indorsement of the required number of manufacturers, and the plan was to have been submitted to the rcr tail trade for their approval, when it is said a legal opinion that had been secured, stopped all proceedings. The legal advisor reported that it would be impossible fo maintain any scheme by which several man ufacturers combine for the mutual mainte nance of tbe prices of their several commodi ties. A Maker Sets His Own Price. Any plan to maintain prices for which a success of hope can be entertained must be one in which an individual manufacturer seeks to maintain the price of his own man ufactures alone. Further, it is given out that a manufacturer may control the price of his goods. He may refuse to manufac ture and he may refuse to sell save at such prices as shall be satisfactory to bim. If he cannot maintain his retail prices his whole sale prices must suffer, and he therefore has tbe right to insist upon tbe maintenance of a retail price for the purpose of sustaining the wholesale price. For these reasons those at the head of the combine concluded that, as the plan forbade the sale by wholesale dealers to retailers on a "prohibited list," and prevented a retailer from receiving a rebate in case he did not maintain the designated price, it was not a safe one with which to be identified. A call was made at the wholesale estab lishment of George A. Kelly & Co. yester day, but Mr. Kelly is absent from the city. He was closely identified with the scheme, and while he leared all along that the plan was not one of tbe safest, he hoped some thing could be done to check the cutting of prices on this class of goods. From another druggist it was learned that tbe effort in this direction will not be dropped entirely. Still in Hopes of Some Schemes. "The manufacturers are' in earnest," he said, "and they will not stop here. Some plan will be thought out very shortly, and an effort will be made to operate it In the meantime, three or four of the manufac tures will proceed with the coupon plan, as individuals, as has been suggested, and from it may be gained seme pointers for a more feasible scheme." Mr. May, of Fleishman & Co., when seen, said: "I heard iast Saturday that the combination was a failure and we are pre paring to celebrate our victory by hoisting nags over our drug department. We de feated this scheme in 1881 and have done so again. I knew it could not be a success. Outside of its legal aspects it was not a practical plan. For instance: If I have money to pay for a certain article, the man who has it for sale will sell every time and he may be in as manv combinations as can be raised, he will sell anyway. I had men to tell me that, and the only line of goods we had any trouble with at all was Hood's Sarsaparilla. We finally got all we wanted of the goods'and C. L Hood & Co. were at the head of the combination." ' NEW BAILEOAD IDEA. A Western line Has an Industrial Man to Fnrnlsh Information. Lonis Jackson, Industrial Commissioner for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul road, registered at the Anderson yesterday. His business is new in railroading, and he is conversant with the water power, re sources and advantages of the territory through which the lines rnn. Mr. Jackson says tbe country is rich in irou, lumber and hemlock bark, and offers a good opening for settlers. "The West is not like the East," he said. "Here the railroads run from town to town, but in the West we must build the lines first, and theu the immigrant agents locate industrious Germans and Swedes in tbe country. They do the rest Next fall we Trill send an agent to Finland and Korway to bring over at least' S00 fam ilies to settle in the lumber regions ot Mich igan. A man's opportunities are limited in the East, but beyond the Mississippi a small capital will go a long way. We want the mechanic wlio basu't much money to start industries where competition is not keen." The idea of an industrial commissioner to preach the merits of the West originated with Vice President E. P.tBipley. The management has been left to Mr. Jackson. A HOT METAL BOTJTE. Mr. Carnegie Goes Into the Railroad Busi ness in Earnest Andrew Carnegie and H. C.'Frick, dur ing the former's recent visit, spent so much time walking between Duquesne and points below that people were kept guessing as to what the scheme was. It now seems they were looking into the project of building a double track road from McKcesport to the Braddock and Homestead plants, to cost nearly 51,000,000, and be known as the "Mot Metal Koute. It is to begin at Du quesne steel plant, and will parallel the Monongahela river to a point opposite Port Perry, where the river will be bridged to reach the Edgar Thomson plant, and Irom there it will rnn to the Homestead plant, a distance of 6 miles in all. The line will be used almost entirely for running bot metal from one plant to tbe other. Surveyors are now at work locating the line. It is to be bin It immediately, and. it is estimated will pay for itself in two years. s HIGH LAKE BATES. Freight Agents Expect a Reduction Eater In the Season. a The local freight agents met at the Lake Shore office to arrange rates for lake points between Cleveland and Lake Superior. Like the tariffs to St. Paul points these rates are much higher than those in force last season. They will go Into effect April 27. One of the agents explained that the rates are always stiffened at the opening of navi gation, but later on during the summer the starch is knocked out of them. As compe tition increases they are expected to drop a peg or two. Resigned Ills New Position. John P. Edwards, who succeeded George Carter, as general manager at the Sligo mill of Phillips, Nimick & Co., less than a month ago, has already resigned bis posi tion. For the last four years he was man ager at the Elba Iron Works, and he was the first President ot the old Sons of Vulcan oyer 30 years ago, and among the few re maining of those who organized tbe labor organization among the iron workers in this country. One of the Striken Now at the Farm. Paul Tadjik, a Hungarian miner from West Newton, was brought to the Depart ment of Charities -yesterday. He was too sick to be sent to Greensburg and so was taken to the Poor Farm. The Westmore land authorities will be requested to pay for his support. ASK1KG FINANCIAL .AID. Committees Soliciting Money for the JSvlctedNlners- Committees have been sent to the city from the coke region to solicit financial aid for the evicted strikers in the Connellsville region. John Burns and Andrew Koschik, the first two persons evicted at West Leisen- I ring, were with a, committee that arrived here yesterday. They held credentials signed by Master Workman Peter Wise, with the seal of Union No. 1827 attached, authorizing them to collect for their un fortunate co-laborers. ' They called at The Dispatch office for the purpose of making arrangements to have donations intended for them left in tbe care of the industrial editor. They report that tbey are sadly in need of funds. The strike and subsequent eviction has been in the nature of a calamity to (hem and many of the families are without the means to pro vide shelter. HE IS MANAGER NOW. Andrew Lee, an Eastern Pnddler, Receives a Deserving Promotion. fMHM Andrew Lee has just assumed the man agement of the puddling department in the Kensington mill of Lloyd Sons & Co. Mr. Lee has been looked upon as one of the leading lights of the Amalgamated Associa tion. For the last 10 years he constantly and with great satis action represented the Eastern district He was at one time spoken of as the successor to President John Jarrett, instead of Mr. Weihe. Mr. Lee is among the smallestand lightest puddlers ever seen in any mill in Pittsburg, being lets than five leet high and weighs little more than 100 pounds. He came here from Philadelphia less than a year ago and since has been working at the puddling furnace in the Wayne mill of Brown & Co., at Tenth street. LOCKED OUT INSTEAD. Stone Masons Will Be Forced to Leave Their Work To-Day. Instead of the stoue masons striking yes terday, their employers met last nigfTt and resolved unanimously on the subject of locking the men out. The trouble started yesterday at tbe new building of the Provi dence Mission in Allegheny, where the con tract for the stone work is held by one man and that of tbe brick work by another. Some non-union men were wheeling bricks, and objections were raised against them. The stone masons were called out and they quit work. The stone contractor claimed he had been unfairly-treated and laid his complaint before the contractors last nizht, and it was decided to stop all work done by any member of the association un til the disputed point is settled. WEI EISUME TO-DAY. The Edgar Thomson Steel Works to Start After a Nine Weeks' Kest. There was great rejoicing in Braddock yesterday over the announcement that the Edgar Thomson steel works would resume operations to-day. The- news reached the men through notice posted np for those who are on day turn to report at the worts at the usual hour. The order does not only cause a general good feeling among the workingmen, but among the merchants there is a uiarkedde gree of satisfaction. Superintendent Schwab said the resumption would take effect in all departments; that they will not 1 want for coke, and that everything is ex pected to go on smoothly with the orders they have on hand to fill. Industrial Items. A carload of immigrants passed through the city yesterday bound for Cloveland. Lindsay & McCtjtsheon'sS mill will make cotton ties to-day for the first time in ten years. ,The Pittsburg Electrical Club will shortly apply for admission into the Academy of Sciences. A SCARCITY of orders In the puddling de partment of Olivers' South Fifteenth street mills has caused an indefinite shutdown. The programmes for the June convention of the Amalgamated Association containing all recommendations on the scale have been sent to the various sub-lodges. Work will be commenced on the BraddocK and Turtle Creek Street Railway to-day. The track will be started at Rankin, and 125 men will push the road to completion. IT has been discovered that the report to tho effect that the Pennsylvania Railway 'had placed an order for 40,000 tons of rails was a canard. No snch order has been given. MAY SPOIL HIS SIGHT. Tony Malzer Badly Cut With a Beer Glass in a Quarrel. Officer Peoples arrested two men at Elev enth and Liberty street?, last night, one of whom, a German named Tony Malzer, was cut about the face, and the other, an Irish man, who had his finger cut, and who was accused by Malzer of hitting him with a beer glass. The Irishman refused to give his name. Both men were locked up. The injuries of both men were caused by a quar rel, in which the German was hit in the face with a beer glasi, which broke and imbedded small particles of glass in and about his right eye, making a very danger ous wound. Police Surgeon. Moyer was sent for and worked an hour in extricating the glass, but the man's sight may have been destroyed. BEV. MB. PITTS' WATCH. Thomas Collins Arrested Under Suspicion That He Has It Thomas Collins was arrested yesterday on suspicion of having in his possession a gold watch that was stolen from Rev. Mr. Pitts, of the East End, on the night of February 15. Two men, Malley and McBride, were ar rested at the time, and subsequently con victed and sentenced to 18 months in the workbonse, hut a third person to the attack escaped with the victim's watch, and has not been captured, unless Collins is the man. PICKED UP BY THE POLICE. IhvziE Lavender, a white woman, and George Brook's, a colored man, were inmates of the Twelfth ward station Ian night Tho pair were arrested on Jones avenue, where they were drunk and had been holding high carnival all afternoon. Tbey will have a bearing this morning. JIrs. Thomas short callea at Alderman King's office last evening and wanted to enter suit against a gang of men, which she said loafed at Snntb First and Carson streets, for attacking her husband while on his way home from work. The matter was reported to the police. A QUIET little poker game was raided at 13 Ross street last night and six men arrested. They were taKen to Central station, and the usual list of -John Smiths" and "William llrowns" entered on the docket. Tbe proprie tor of the place escaped. John Burns was sent to jail by Alderman Succop yesterday for trial at court on a charge of having stolen 65 boxes of clears from a freight car m the Pittsburg, Virginia and Charleston Railroad yards. Nicholas Bayse and Wallace Radclifle were lodged In jail last evening, in default of bail, for a hearing before United States Commis sioner McCandless on a charge of counterfeit ing a silver dollar. PniLlP Salm is in jail awaiting a hearing bofo'ro Alderman Hartman on Saturday on charces made against him by Catherine Salm. He was committed In default of 52,000 bait Daniel Dougherty, of Clay alley, was committed to jail last night by Alderman Richards for assaulting Jackson Welsh with the butt end of a large wagon whip. Frank Ghent, who has just served a sen tence in tbe county workhouse, was committed to jail yesterday on a chargo of having stolon 810 from a drunken man. Thomas Taylor, against whom criminal charge have been preferred by .Broadax Smith, was held for court in (2,000 bail jester- i aay. FRIENDS NO LONGER The Baby Show Breaks Up the Affec tion Between Two Families. TROUBLE BETWEEN N0S. 25 AKD 26. Neighborly Lore Could, Sot Stand the Strain of Kivalry. HEATED WOEDS FOLLOWED BI A CLINCH The baby show is over, but it has left its scars behind. Friendships have been shat tered, communities disrupted, neighbors look askance at each other, and children refuse to make mud pies out of the same puddle. The blighting breatb of the baby show has withered the flowers of spontaneous affection which bloom iu the spring, when urban housewives seek advice as to summer dresses and rural matrons boil soap in a common kettle and harmony. The s.tddest of these incidents was brought to light yesterday. Nos. 25 and 26 at the baby show are neighbors in a pretty little suburb. Their vine-embowered cottages nestle side by side, their little ones played together and ever and anon threatened to "tell ma" about each other's delinquencies. Tbe heads of the respective households would borrow chewing tobacco from each other, and iu the summer evenings would sit out side their doors and, with their chairs tilted back, agree beatifically in declaring that every man not of their political belief was an inhuman traitor. Longing for a Paradise on Earth. They gave each other good advice as to the best crops to sow in their little gardens, praised each other's children, and mourned in common the fall of Adam, which com pelled them to earn their food by the sweat of their brow when they might just as well be living on a coral-girt island in the In dian Ocean, with bread-fruit, pineapples and other tropical and high-priced lruit right to their bands, the only labor neces sary being to shake a tree or two belore, meal time. Thus the two families lived, as harmon iously as the two monks in(the fable, who mourned that they could not qnarrel as other folks did. But a serpent entered this Eden. . The baby show was originated, and each mother insisted, with a mental reserva tion, that tbe other one's youngest olive branch could not lail to secure first prize. Then, again, it was their duty to aid their husbands, and the prize offered was a large one, and would materially assist in keeping up the building and loan association pay ments. Fortified with this virtuous resolve and a jag oi maternal pride, these good women sank their identities under the num bers 25 and 25. Every morning while the show lasted Kos. 25 and 26 would travel to town together, paying each other's fare and commenting on tbe unfortunate fate of other women whose babes were not in it that is, in the show. They borrowed each other's baby clothes, sat side by side on the raised dais, and lent each other paregoric and moral sup port in doses to suit tbe occasion. And Then the Trouble Commenced. The show closed on Saturday night, and Kos. 25 and 26 went to their respective homes, each confident of victory, and laid awake all night thinking how they could best condole with their next-door neighbor on her defeat. Early yesterday morning two copies of The Dispatch were purchased, one by each mother, and the list oi prizes was eagerly scanned. No. 26's baby had won tbe first prize, but she had beeu sure of it all the time. No. 25 had also been sure of it, but she wasn't in the list at all. There was something wrong somewhere, she wasn't quite sure where, but she thought it was' next door. Next door she went, and there made a statement in terse, but pointed language, which" scared the- little dickie birds out of tbe vines which embowered the cottage. Then she left The husband of No. 26 returned at noon. His wife told him what bad happened, and he went next door to deliver an oration. No. 23's husband was also at home. There were a few brief words, a clinch, a choice assortment of screams, and the doors of the two cottages shut witbji bang which nearly shook down the vines. When the Montagues and Capulets want to see a real, genuine, dyed-in-the-wool feud, they should go to the neighborhood wherein reside No. 26, the prize-winner, and her one-time bosom friend, No. 25. YESTEBDATS ACCIDENT BECOBD. A Young Married Man Killed on the Road at Wllmerding. Three men were run down by trains yes terday, and one was killed, while another is expected to die. Xhe other accidents of the dav were very painful. Here is the list: AIcWilliams Thomas H. McWilliams was struck bv a train at Wilmerding yesterday, and jlled an hour later from his injuries. He was 24 years old and employed at the Westingbouse works. He was a young married man, having a bride of a year, living In a cozy home on Ivy street. Kast End. His parents resfile at his former home in Ashtabula, Ohio, where be will be taken for burial thts morning. Peterson William Peterson fell off a Penn avenue car, cutting his head and spraining an ankle. Simmons John Simmons had his right foot badly bnrned at tbe Edgar Thomson Steel Works. Becker Little Eddie Becker, of Copnjand station, fell from a moving freight train and his foot crushed. It was necessary to ampu tate It Reedy E. E. Reedy, a Lake Erie conductor, was run over Iy his train in the yards. His left arm was cut off and he received very seri ous bruises. Fork Lonis Fork, a tramp, wis struck by a shifter on the Pittsburg, MoKeesport and Youghlngbeny Railroad about 5 o'clock yester day afternoon. He was badly hurt Stringer Amns Stringer cut his face and arm in jumping off a Penn avenue car. A Record Breaker. The men's suits we are selling for 57 beat anything ever offered in this country. Think of it Fine light and dark-colored cheviot or cassimere suits, cut and made in the bes't of style, either in sack or stylish cutaways, at $7. For choice. we also include the famous black cheviot suits. All go to day for 57. Don't hesitate one moment, but come direct to us for a new suit P. C. C. C, Pittsbukg Combination Clothing Company, corner Grant and Diamond streets, op p. the Conrt House. In Popular Favor !J Ladies' cloth top button shoes at (2 and $2 50. Misses' cloth top button shoes at SI 75. Children's cloth top button shoes at SI 50. Child's cloth top buttou shoes at 90c and $1 25. Best fitting, best wearing. At G. D. Simcn's, 78 Ohio street, Allegheny, Pa. Linoleums at prices not to be found in anv other store in either city, atWeltv's, 120 Federal street, 65, 67, 63 and 71 Park way. . TTS - Mothers, Before Too Late, Bring The little ones to Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street, and have them photo graphed. Prices lowest. Work fine. The People's Store, Fifth Avenue. Elegant figured silk grenadines on sale to-day at 87 cents. Campbell & Dick. Mannion'S 51 spectacles fitted by an ex pert and guaranteed. its 67 Fifth atenue. Seed Oats. Strictly choice Michigan seed oats for sale. Daniel McCaffrey, htj, grain and feed, No. 238 and 240 Fifth avenue. Telephone No. 283. Hundreds of rolls oil cloth from 20c per yard to the best grades, at Welty's, 120 Fed eral street. Go, 67, 69 and 71 Park way. ITS' MORE COMBINE TALK. Rumors of the Placing of Duqnesne Trac tion Bonds and Consolidation With the nttsburg Traction Company Significant Statement ot President William H. Kemble. A rumor was abroad yesterday afternoon to the effect that all the Duquesne Traction bonds had been placed in Philadelphia by Drexel, Morgan & Co. The mention of the latter company in connection with the placing of the bonds led to the belief that the much talked of consolida tion of the Duquesne and Pittsburg Traction companies had at last been con summated. Most of the Dnquesne people being out of the city, no definite inlorma tion could be gained on the subject. Chief J. O. Brown said be had not heard anything about the bond being placed. Tbe follow ing telegram was received last night from the Philadelphia correspondent of The Dispatch: President WilfiarnH. Kemble. or the Traction Company, was very emphatic in his declaration late this afternoon tbat the reported negotia tions between tbe Dnquesne Traction Coru Eanynfittsburg and the Philadelphia com ination were entirely beyond his knowledge. Tbe rumor reached thi town just as the stock board was ready to adjourn. It came in the shape of a dispatch from the Iron City, stating tbat all the Dnquesne Company's bonds had been placed by Drexel. Morgan & Co., ana that inch a move indicated a consolidation nf the Pittsburg enterprise with the Wldener-Elkins-Kerable syndicate. Mr. Wldener Is sick in bed and Mr. Elkins had left his office by tbe timo the rumor became known on Third street Mr. Kemhle was getting Into his carriage, bnt found time enough to say to a Dispatch re porter: "Tnat's the first I've heard ot it Yon tan say that no negotiations are pending between the Philadelphia Traction Company and the Duquesne Company, ot Pittsburg. There is nothing I could tell you that would indicate tbe probability of consolidation. No, I re peat there are no negotiations now going on." "And haven't there been any?" The horses had started on a trot np Walnut street as Mr. Kemble leaned out of his carriage to reply: 'That's an entirely different thing. Jnst say there are no negotiations now in progress 'be tween the corporations." Several well-known brokers on the street de nied all knowledge of tbe alleged deal, though tacitly admitting that uch a movement had been previously contemplated and was in all likelihood still in view. A WABNING TO AGENTS. To Extend the Time on Limited Tickets Is Said to Be Against the law. A circular has been sent out by the Balti more and Ohio road to its agents warning them not to extend the time on limited tickets, as one of their men had been arrest ed by a detective of the Inter-State Commis sion on the ground that it is a violation of the law. The Commissioners claim that, as the ticket has been sold at a low raje in consideration of tbe limit in time, it- is a discrimination against the passenger who buys a first-class ticket at a higher rale, which is always good for passage. It has been suspected for some time that a detective is gadding abont the country, but the Baltimore and Ohio agent is the first victim. There is not a road in tbe country that will refuse to extend time on tickets, and it is a question whether courts will sustain lines if they refuse to carry a passenger after the limit on his ticket has expired. Money tus been paid for a ride between two given points, and many railroad men be lieve that the holder of the ticket can claim it. He has put up something fonothing, which is not equitable. , Angostura Bitters are ihemosteffica eious stimulant to excite the appetite. ttssu SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK LACECURTAINS Nottingham, Irish Pointe, Swiss Tambourd Benaissance, Etc Our stock of Lace Curtains will amply repay your examination. We show Nottingham Cur tains, lmrery effective, patterns, at 85c and 31 a pair. Our variety at SI 25 and 12 50 a pair embraces some real bargains. Irish Point Curtains at 55, 5 50, J6. S7up to S18. Real Swiss Cnrtains at $8 to 818 many of them of exquisite design. 8illc Curtains, in beautiful effects, from $5 to $20. WHITE BED" SPREADS, SPECIAL VALUES, At 75c, 85c, 5l: ?1 25. SPRING HALF HOSE. Gents' Half Hose, in Merino, Cotton and Lisle Thread, In fast black, fancy stripes and solid colors. These are the perfection of foot wear, being very shanely and of several weights; suitable for spring and summer wear. Exam ine our choice lines at 25c JUST RECEIVED. The balance of our importation of English Snltings, rich French plaids, India tiilks and CballU. All-wool and Silk and Wool Novelties for combination dress. Pattern dresses iu rich embroidered pinels, with sleeve and .neck decorations, at $12 to 513. GENTSMVEAR. Our Gents' Furnishing Department is very complete In the spring lines of Underwear, Hosiery, Shirts, Collars, Cutis, Suspenders, etc. We carry only most reliable, makes, while our prices are always moderate. SPRING UNDERWEAR. Lightweight Wool, Lisle and Merino Under wear. Our line tor men, women and children is now very complete from low to finest grades. PARASOLS. All the new and nobby things as to sbape, covers, colors and bandies now ready for your inspection. Misses' Parasols, 50c, Toe and SI. Fancv Coarhing Parasols. 32 75 to S3. Black Cnachiuc Parasols, with choice handles and tips. 21-inch. $2 75 and no. 28 and 28-inch Hun Umbrellas, from 7 to 810, in almost endless variety. , BIBER ilASTDN. 505 and 507 MARKET STREET. aplS-TTSSn WRY PAT MORE? We are selling Fast Black Imported SOX at 25c, worth 35c Men's French Balbrlggan Underwear at 75o each. WHY PAY MORE? ULRICH &SPENCER, SPECIALTIES IN Hosiery and Underwear, For Men, Women and Children. 642 Penn Avenue. Open Saturday evening. ap21-rrs WALL:-: PAPER. GOOD DESIGNS, 4 and 5c WHITE AND GOLD, 8c Eeceived to-day the best 10c and 15c gold papers in the city; also, the best wide borders, 18 inches, 20o and 25c; 9-inch, 15c; 6-incb, 10c J. KERWIN MILLER & CO., . 543 SMITHPIELD ST. PITTSBURG. au7.17.TTS Horsewhipped Her Defamer. Miss Wilma Schuck, daughter of Charlei Schuck, of tbe Brighton road, and organist at St Leo's Cathclic Church, gave John Kaylor, an employe at the Verner mills, a, lashing with a horsewhip for circulating in jurious storie.8 about her. The Leading Dry Goods House. Pittsburg. Pa.. Tuesday. April 21, 1881 JDS. HDRNE h CD.:S PENN AVE. STORES. WHITEG00DS. The largest and most complete, assortments ever offered, and 'at thr LOWEST PRICES. Mnsooks, Cambrics, India Linens, Lawns, Dimities and- Batistes At fully 20 PER CENT UNDER RULING PRICES. Our stock is unusually .large and embraces all grades of white goods from the cheapest to the finest qualities, in stripes, checks, plaids, polkadots and innumerable fancy designs. Note the following Especially Cheap Lots: NAINSOOKS: 27 to 32 inches wide, in stripes and Cheeks,atl0c,12c,15c,20cand25c a yard. CAMBRICS (Soft Finish): Genuine English goods, direct from the celebrated looms of Jones Brothers, Manchester, England, 3S inches wiJe. 20,25c and 30c per yard. These are the genuine goods, and "Jones' cambrics" are household words tbe world over. INDIA LINENS: The best and most reliable mates only, at 10c, 12Jc 15c, 20c. 25c and up to 50c a " yard: much under their regular prices. VICTORIA LAWNS: 32 to 36 inches wide, 8c, 10c, 12Xc, 15c, 20c, 25c up to 4oc a yard. LINEN, LAWNS': 33 Inches wide. 40c, 50c, 60c. 70c, 75c a yard. These are exceptionally fine and great value for the money. 1 INDIA DIMITIES: The best make, in small and medlnm. checks and stripes, 32 to Si inches wide, 25c, 35c and 60c a yard; much under" ruling prices. In addition to the above we offer at especially attractive prices tb.13 week an enormous stock of LACES. In Torchon, Medicis, Oriental, Pointe de Gene and innumerable new fancy Laces for trimming White Goods. Also Hamonrg EmoroMerles and Insertlnss From the narrowest to the widest widths made, all at prices that will pay you to make your selections in our stores this week. - DON'T FAIL To inspect our enormous stock of White Goods and compare our prices. Sale begins this morning. JDS. HDRNE & CD., 600-621 PENN AVE. anZl IF YDU WANT A GOOD AND CHEAP SUMMER -S-CARPET-SH Get a Boll of Our CHINA MATTING. 6,000 Bolls China Matting, our own Direct Importation, in Plain ."White, Fancy and Damask, in all the latest weaves, from ?6 to ?20 a roll of 40 yards. 100 Bolls Hemp Carpet at 12f lents a yard. 100 Bolls Cottage Carpet at 18 to 25 cents a yard. 100 Bolls Ingrain Carpet at 31 to 40 cents a yard. 500 Rolls Lowell and Hartford' Ingrains best quality, all wool, at CO to G5 cents a yard. EDWARD GROETZIHGER, 627 and 629 Penn Ave. All goods jobbed at lowest Eastern . prices. aplS-rrsaV ' ja 3H 3l. JVIr.