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WraT1" mif iJ" v T-Jt WMM -1 SECOND PARf! DLENESS ANDTRADE Many Pittslnirg Business jfenj Say the Strike Has STot Injured Tliem. A DIFFEBEXCE OP OPDSION. Tlie loss of Money TYill Be Great Unless the Trouble Ends. A C0XEERE2JCE PATOEED BY ALL, Yfho Would Like to Sec It Settled Atnicahy to Both Sides. EDTEL WAY TO BRING THEM TOGETHER Pittsburg must be standing on a sound financial basis, if business cannot be affected iy a three-weeks' strike of 3,000 men, and Snany of the city's business men declare that trade was ne er better. These 3,000 men should ha c been paid about 7,000 daily, or in ihe time they have been out about 5100,000. This is beside the men who are directly affected by the strike. Plumbers, painters, stonemasons, bricklayers and many orher trades cannot work because the tarpenters won't, and this cuts off several hundred thousand dollars from the city's rc enuev. Very few cities in the country could stand this drain on resources as well a the Iron City. Dispatch representatives visited a num ber of Pittsburg's leading business men yes terdjj undverv few of theni would acknowl edee that trade is falling oft; On the contrary, the majority of them declared that business ne er was better at this time of the year, and they are "simply rushed to death" in their efforts to entertain their customers. The streets are crowded with people carrying bundles, which is good evi dence that they are making purchases. Would Like to See a Conference. Of course, it would be better for all con cerned if the strike could be settled imme diately instead oi waiting until the re sources of one or the other are exhausted. On tins account a conference between em ployers and employed would please the majority of the city merchants, but some of tluni say thev don't care much how it comet, out, and it is a question in which they don't care to meddle. Joseph Home was asked how his business was affected bj he strike, to which he re plied: "Business never was better at any time, and for that reason I don't believe we nre affected at alL I know nothing more nbout it than the fact that we can't complain of our business." Mr. Buhl, of Boggs & Buhl, said: "So far we cannot notice any falling off in busi ness, but unless the strike is settled it will surely come. It stands to reason that a I strike in which several thousand men are concerned is bound to hurt business. How ever, if it were settled now I don't think it "would be so bad. The men were doubtless somewhat prepared for their fight and the money they had saved up will keep them going a long time. But it can't last them alw aj s, and as fast as their money runs out the business of the city will be hurt. Some Right on Both Sides. "As to arbitration," continued Mr. Buhl, "I hav e nothing to say. It is a question to be tettled by the parties directly interested. Of course, I would be glad to see it all over. I ha e made no study of the present trouble and have no opinion to express. Usually there is right on both sides. That may be the cae in this affair." "yhen asked about the strike's effect on lnwne- the floor walker at Danziger's sig nificantly pointed to the large crowds and remarked: "This 5 the wav it has been right alone All the business We can do. Perhaps the strike hurts some of the busi ness houses, but we deal inainlv in necessi ties and would be the last to feel the effects. "When expenses must be cut down people usually becin on the luxuries and end up on the necessities. 1 expect the drygoods peo-. Jile would find it rather dull in some of their departments, as large bills of goods are not often purchased when ready money is not as plentiful as usuak It i's different with hosiery and other articles in which we deal, ns it is necessary to at all times have a sup ply on hands." " Aajb Dullness Is Injured. A gentleman who travels for a Sew York drv goods house says he has no reason for i Kiting Pht-burg,as there is no business going in his hue of trade. He attributes it all to the strike. Of course, some people buy dress goods, but there is a large supply in stock and dealers don't find it necessary to make extenbhe purchases. They by no means depend entirely on the rich "to dispose of their fine dress good. S. T. Fleishman, of Fleishman & Co., is also on the side of those who honestly admit that business is depressed. Said be:" "Peo ple can sav business is good or better than last v car, but it stands ttf reason that trade would be depressed bv the strike. I find it considerably so and would be glad to see the matter settled up "While we are doing a verv lair business it is not nearly what it ought to be or w ould be were it not for the strike "Wifhseeral thousand men out of employment manv thousands of dollars are cut oil from the city'6 circulation, and as a matter of course "it hurts our business. "While I would be pleased if the strike were to end at once I see no other remedy than for the men and their cmploj ers to settle their differences bv arbitration or else fisht it out." Teople Must Hav e Clothing. Manager Solomon, of Gusky's said: "So far we hav e come out all right, and I don't leel that vie will be hurt any unless the thing continues. People mnst have cloth ing, and it will be j-ome time before the strike comes down to us. Of course it will if it continues, but we hope to see the end much sooner than is expected by most peo ple. If it should end now I don'"t believe it would hurt us in the least. At present we are doing an excellent business, much better than List v ear at this time. "We hope to con tinue, and doubtless will, unless this strike lasts much longer." The manager of W. 31. Laird's Market street shoe store, said about the same as above He thought, however, that there will be a reaction in a short time, and even it the strike is settled soon the men will ne er catch up, but will have to take the inonev thev earn the first few weeks to pay debts made during the strike. "W. C. Bcrnardi, the Carson street nicr ch,int, says his business has not fallen off anv since the Ftrike began, but, on the con trary, he has advertised for more help in his ttore to take care of the increased patronage. Hon the Strike Might Be Settled. , A Tilth avenue business man offers a novel plan to settle the strike. He says that it would be a good scheme to follow something after the idea of the boys who tied the cats together and threw them -across the clothesline to fight it out In a modi fied form this would be to lock a committee from the strikers and one from the master builders in a room and compel them to re main there until they could decide the mat ter amicably. He says it was tried in -1 Cleveland a short time ago in the lumber dock strike, and it worked like a charm. After a six hours' conference they decided that it nas best to give up a few pet ideas on each side and oome together. That scheme was worked bv the Mirror of that Snl'iMkedfemup!16 committees togetUer "William "Witherow. of the Duquesne The suggestion to settle the building strike by arbitration is sensible. It is a case of dog eat dog now, and both sides are losing. Settling differences by arbitration is the common sens,e method. John F. Atchison I have had considera ble experience 'Kith coke strikes, and arbi tration only causes delays. Let them fight it out to a finish, one way or another. First, it takes-time to select the arbitrators and the umpire, and then the chances are the dechion won't be accepted. Farmers May Profit by It. JVhjle farmers cannot get hands to do their work at present it is predicted that if these strikes continue much longer agrarian help will be plenty. Hot in many years have there been so many oil-well drillers and tool dressers idle as at present, and they are no slouches, but men who can turn themselves to account in any direction about as quickly as any other class of men. It seems now, as, js invariably the case every few years in the "land of the free and the home of the brave," that people gener ally have conspired to kill the goose while she is laying her auriferous product. If a rainbow of hope make its appearance manu facturers, merchants, farmers, mechanics. clerks, laborers and all others, if there be any, proceed to turn the screw inliope to extract still more profit, no matter what their returns may be, and though "brayed in a mortar" every time, they never learn by experience. A year ago farmers in this county could get from 25 per cent to the full value of their farms in the way of bonus and one eighth to one-fourth royalty from oil well companies. Some of them took what was in sight, while others held for still higher terms. The latter are at present at least in the soup, but they still "want the earth," while operators have grown shy. Afraid of Giving Too Much. The Bridgewatcr Gas Company has its eye on some territory in the edge of Butler county, and on a tract of 4G1 acres was will ing to pay for the gas right a fair figure, and George L "Whitney was empowered: io treat The owner puts in a demand for 25,000, a trifle over c62 an acre, which is regarded as a very liberal price for the fee simple, sur face and mineral rights combined. The companv will not invest at that figure. An oil well supply company reports that its business has fallen off 66 per cent this sprinc. All owners of land are willinz to lease, and most of them can do so, but not on the inflated basis they have made. The strike is beginning to affect business seriously in the food purveying line. Mr. John Hood states that there is a surplus of food for man and beast in the city at present, especially for the former. Mr. Hood states that the piling-up results from two causes. In the first place, some dealers expected the shortage to be so great uuu iney invested recmessiy, ana are leit, and the situation, has been aggravated by the strikes. Strikers Not Living Too High. Hen on a strike and their families, it is true, must eat, but when they are not earn ing thev manage to live on much less than when dividends are drawn weekly, fort nightly or monthly, and dealers are begin ning to feel the effect of several thousand men, women and children tightening their belts. Mr. Hood states that the disappoint- ment has been felt most in the line of canned goods, much of which product has been shipped back to primary points on ac count of orersnpply, sales being much smaller than expectei. A.'H.yeM stated before a. legislative committee some months ago that be thought panics necessary as correctives, but some peopli whose reservesarelightare not likely to agree with him, though they may be profitable to some people. BLAINE IS ALL BIGHT, But He Has Too Many Friends to Be Elected President. "Blaine's weakness," remarked Colonel "W. H. Beed yesterday, "is that he has, I suppose, a personal friend in every polling district in the country, and there are 178, 000 such places in the United States. You ask how friends can injure a man? 'Well, it is easily explained. The majority of the people admit that Blaine is the "most cap able and best fitted man to be President. If it were left to popular choice he would be elected, but at this point Blaine's friends assert themselves. "To begin with, human nature is selfish, and it is a sad fact that the 120,000 offices at the disposal of a President dame many of the voters. The friends in the districts howl for Blaine, and assert if he is elected they will control the patronage for that sec tion. The voter in bed at night before the election day reasons in this way: "Blaine personally is all right. He is a great man. and I would like to see him President, but I'll be hanged if my vote will boost Bill Smith into office in this district. "We don't want him.' The result is that Mr. Blaine is snowed under, and it is the Bill Smiths, his personal friends in the voting districts, who are responsible." STBAWBEBBD2S TOE A SONG. A Great Crop of Berries Everywhere That Can't he Beaten. "Strawberries can be bought for a song in a tew weeks," said Tony Barcky yesterday. "They can be had now for 15 to 20 cents per box, and the berries are all imported from Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee. The crops everywhere have been very large, and there won't be much in the business for the growers. At prevailing prices tie can ardly pay th : express charges. The local berries have not commenced to come in. They will be here in a few weeks, and then the people can revel in a very cheap fruit. "California cherries at CO cents per pound arrived two weeks ago. The California fruit crop this year is immense." WILKIE'S resume of the world's happen ings daring the week will he a feature of THE DISPATCH to-morrow. Portraits of men and wotnen who figure In cotempora neons history. HOBWALK'S PEIZE BIGAMIST. He Puts One of His "Wives In an Alms House to Marry Again. Nobwalk, Coxx., May 13. The prize bigamist has been unearthed in this town in the person of John J. Hampson, a hatter. Several years ago he married Annie Convey in Orange, N. J., but shortly deserted her and came to Norwalk, and soon began liv ing with a woman who was supposed to be his wife. She was taken sick and died. Hampson then began to live with Mrs, Bose Carlson, by whom he had three chil dren. Several months ago he became infatuated v-ith Miss Cophia V. Perry, a respected young lady. He represented to Miss Perry that Mrs. Carlson was his cousin and house keeper. She believed him and consented to marry him. The ceremony was recently performed at Portchestcr. Hampson took his bride home and turned Mrs. Carlson over to the almshouse with his children. When his last wife saw him brand his chil dren as 'paupers and learned his perfidv, she refused to have anything further to do" with him. Yesterday wife No. 1, from Orange, arrived on the scene and compared notes with Hampson's latest choice. Both wives vrill apply for a divorce, but it has not been decided whether they will criminally prose cute the man. SuifjrrsiDE awnings at Brown & Cp.'s, comer Grant and "Water streets. TeL 11M. THE EEVISM POSTPONED. Outline of Hie Wort Before the Pres byterian General Assembly MANY FEATURES OP INTEREST. 3?ie Briggs Case Only One of a tfumuer of Important Questions. A MAJORITI AGAES'ST THE PROFESSOR Of all the ecclesiastical .conventicjes on the calendar for the current year, the com ing meeting of the Presbyterian General Assembly excites by far the greatest inter est. This body will assemble next Thurs day in Detroit, and its proceedings will be watched with deep concern by all other re ligious denominations and by the public in generak This widespread interest is owing to the agitation over the inaugural address of Dr. Charles A Briggs, delivered upon the occasion of his induction into the Chair of Biblical Theology in Union Theological Seminary. Although his views are not new nor his followers numerous, at this particu lar time both are likely to bring about a period of controversy. Almost 100 Presbyteries, including many of the largest in the church, have overtured the General Assembly to withhold its ap proval of the election of Dr. Briggs to the chair he now occupies. This is all the ac tion that can be taken bearing directly on the case. The decision of the New York Presbytery, to give Dr. Briggs a judicial trial, will rule everything in this line out of the Assembly. But the veto power will be exercised. A few years ago this institu tion fell into line with the other seminaries of the church and gave the Assembly the veto power over the election of professors. Elder Henry Day, an eminent lawyer of New York and a member of the Assembly, will contend that this concession was illegal. Other friends of Dr. Briggs will hold tjiat his induction into the new chair was simply a transfer from the one he previously occu pied. An Apparent Majority Against Him. But the Assembly will have its own way, as the majority of the commissioners come from the Presbyteries which have already pronounced judgment in the case. The Soint will be raised that the court is preju iced, but the law as to the selection of a civil jury does not apply in ecclesiastical bodies. There will be much debate, but there need be no fear of hasty or unwise action. "While the overture in the case of Dr. Briggs would ordinarily go to the Com mittee on Bills and Overtures, in this in stance a large and carefully selected special committee wiu pronaDiy be appointed. All agree the issue must be met. Dr. Briggs desires it; courts a triak The New York Indqxndcnt of this week well says: "The question in issue is whether the most deliberate utterances pf his inaugural ad dress are such as may be properly tolerated in a theological professor and teacher in the Presbyterian Chureh. We do not imagine that Prof. Briggs' critics will be in the least intimidated bv his threat 'to make a cata logue of errors in the Bible. They have no fears for the"Book. It has stood the test of centuries, and they are quite willing that, following in the line of Kuenan "and Well hausen and Oart and Hooykas, men should do their worst in this direction, provided they do not insist on doing it within the lines of the Presbyterian Church." In the end they are persuaded that it will be just as it always has been "when 'strong men have undertaken to overthrow the Bible the anvil remains, but the hammer has been broken to pieces." The Doctrine of Inspiration. The Assembly will also pass a strong paper defining the position of the church on the doctrines of inspiration and the in errancy of the sacred Scriptures. (The theological seminaries generally will receive attention, and the professors will be given needed instruction Ju the line of that adopted by previous Assemblies introduced by Dr. Howard Crosby, who, with the fore sight characteristic of the man, saw these days fire years ago. The Moderator of the Assembly will be a man of unquestioned orthodoxy, and Dr. "William Henry Green, of Princeton, is prominently named for this high office. His trumpet gives forth no uncertain found. If he is not elected Moderator it will be because the Assembly feels his services are needed on the floor of the house. The subject of the revision of the Confes sion of Paith, which so agitated the church last year, has been retired to the background by the greater excitement ov er Dr. Briggs. It is now felt to be more a revision of men than of books. Dr. Briggs declares himself to be in full accord with the Confession of Paith. But the report of the Committee on Eevision will come before the Assembly. There will, howev er, be little or no discus sion upon it, as, according to the desire of 1 tne committee, its recommendations and proposed amendments will be sent down to the Presbyteries for their consideration, ac tion and report to the next Assembly. There is no probability that there will be any re vision of the Confession of Faith before the meeting of the "Worjd's Pair. In un Embarrassing Position. The movement has received a backset. The church is in a most embarrassing posi tion. If Dr. Briggs is to be tried, why not wait and see whether the confession is to be revised to accord with his views? If the con fession is to be first revised, why not post pone the trial of Dr. Briggs until it be seen what shall be the form of the new confes sion? It looks like a theological problem of six of one and half a dozen of the other. There is reason to believe that immediate procedure with the trial of Dr. Briggs would bring about a great revival of orthodoxy, which would make the church impatient of any revision. Dr. Briggs himself prophe-. sied that the prev alence of his views Would bring about the gieatest revival since the days of the Befonnation. In addition to these subjects of the re vision of men and of books, the Assembly will take up many other questions of great importance. Sixteen special committees are to report. The Assembly will consider the curious question of its exhibit at the World's Pair. Many .will take a senti mental sausiacnon in making the display under the old confession. The management of the Church at home and abroad, which has not vet been a marked success, will be closely reviewed. This revision of the proof texts of the Confession of Faith, by the committee of which Dr. Peddle, of Alle gheny, is a member, will come np. A report will be made on the matter of co-operation with other churches, and the subject of the relation to episcopacy will be discussed. The lengthy and complicated plan for a bureau of ministerial and ecclesi astical adjustment between unemployed ministers and vacant and unemployed churches will be considered, as also the question of an increase in the ministry. The ministerial bureau project, begotten by Dr. Herrick Johnson, has been disapproved by a large number of Presbyteries, although the general idea is indorsed by some. The deaconess overture will go by the board. Matters Sure to Be Discussed. There will be a vigorous discussion over the report on a publishing outfit for the Board of Publication at Philadelphia, and the business department of that board will receive attention as usuak The subjects of religious instruction in the array; the seal of the trustees a snake wound around a cross; systematic benevolence; Sabbath ob servance, and others will be taken up. The various boards of the Church will pass un der review, which brings -up the work: of the Church in all lands. It will be an Assembly in which the routine work "will be greatly relieved by the exciting questions which PITTSBURG PZETSBUKG, ATPEDAT, .MAT . 16, 1891. will pass over from day to day as unfinished business. 'As Dr. Briggs himself is a delegate to the Assembly, and a Cincinnati theological pro fessor who goes even farther thap his New York principal, and also such valiant de fenders of the faith "once delivered to the saints," as George P. Hays, "William Henry Green, President Patton, of Princeton, and a host of other strong debaters, the large number of visitors booked for the Assembly will not be disappointed in their expecta tion of an intensely exciting ecclesiastical tournament. The whole navy will be there; there will be Equally weather; it will be the second battle of Lake Erie, but the tempest will blow over, Ihe battle will end, and no one will be seriously hurt. 4 FRESH INVESTIGATION OF THE TOBDJ CASE TO BE BXADE BX THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY. No Inquest Will Be Held, but Those "Who Know Anything About the Mystery WW Be Called on to Tcstifj Friends of Dr. Bryan Deny Some Stories. New Yoke, May 15. District Attorney Fitzgerald has taken steps to bring about a fresh investigation of all the details of the Tobin affair. He wrote letters to Drs. Eobin son and Bryan and toMissNichollsandMrs. Glassford requesting them to appear before him, as he wished to ask them some im portant questions in reference to their con nection with Miss Tobin. "Whatever these Interviews develop Mr. Fitzgerald thinks that sufficient new light has been thrown upon the case to warrant ? new inuestiga- J tion. The Distnct Attorney will not proceed by reopening the inquest, as he believes the truth can be better ascertained by lodging a complaint on affidavits against "John Doe" with a Justice of the Peace. The Justice on such sworn affidavits may then issue sub penas to whomsoever the District Attorney may designate. Dr. Bryan spent some time yesterday in consultation with his lawyer. He informed me that steps would be taken at once to call Mrs. Glassford to account for her aspersions upon his character. He refused to say what form his action against Mrs. Glassford would assume. Dr. Brvan was rjarticularlv in dignant that Mrs. Glassford should have seen fit to mention his name in connection with that of the mysterious woman in black. "I supposeshe means Mrs. Fowler, who was dragged into the case two years ago and whose lather then obtained snbstanfi.il damages against a newspaper that made some libelous statements concerning her. I did receive a telegram from Mrs Fowler announcing her husband's death, but Mrs. Glassford is a little off in her dates about that circumstance. That had nothing what ever to do Jwith Miss Tobin's relations to me." "Where is Mrs. Fowler now, doctor?" "Mrs. Fowler is at present residing in New York." "I dont think you have ever expressed any opinion as to how Miss Tobin came to her death. Do you ,think she committed suicide?" "No, sir, I do not. J have, however, a theory concerning the manner in which Miss Tobin lost her lite, but I do'not care to give any expression to it now. "When the proper time arrives I shall be ready to ventilate it fully." In the meantime Dr. Brvan's friends on I the island are busy in his behalf. A paper us oeing circulates. ior signatures, express ing the greatest confidence in the young physician's perfect honor and innocence. A prominent resident expressed the opinion yesterday that unless Dr. Bobinson ceased bis persecution of Bryan ie would be 'drummed off the island before many months had passed. Coroner Hughes, who conducted the original inquest over Miss Tobin, has Sot been particularly delighted with the insinu ations recently spread abroad to the effect that he was bribed to shut down on the in vestigation. He said yesterday that such an assertion about him was a contemptible falsehood which he stood ready to disprove at any time. Considerable stress has been laid upon the fact that the Coroner recently purchased some valuable land on Staten Island, but it now appears that Mr. Hughes only paid about 200 down on this pur chase, leaving the rest on bond and mort gage. BnXNTE,Dan Qulnn and Howard Field ing contribute each a choice letter of humor for THE DISPATCH to-morrow. All the news. Best paper in the State. INDIAH FEDSHBS' BEEETUIG. Proceedings of the Sessions of the Alle gheny Society Testerday. The monthly meeting of the Pittsburg and Allegheny Auxiliary of the "Woman's Indian Association was held yesterday afternoon at No. 49 Stockton avenue, Alle gheny. Jliss Pressley presided. The busi ness of the meeting was entirely routine. Twenty-nine dollars and SO cents were col lected last month. Bev. Dr. W. F. Bichard son, of the Christian Church, Montgomery and Arch streets, Allegheny, was made a patron of the Association. Kev. Dr. Suther land, of the Second Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, will preach the next association sermon June 21. The association was gratified Xo learn that Commissioner of Indian Schools Dr. Dor chester had been ordered to establish in Dakota 30 schools for the benefit of the Indians. A letter from the National Presi dent, Mrs. A S. Quinton, showed that the Indians in Akibanu were contented. H'GniTY'S ATTTHOE MAEBD3D. Frank B. Richardson Wedded Testerday to Sirs. Annie Granger. Frank B. Bichardson, who assisted in pro ducing that splendid oratorio, "McGinty," also assisted in marriage yesterday in this city. The lady in the case was Mrs. Annie Granger, a widow, resident of Brooklyn, but formerly from England. Both are theatri cally inclined Mr. Bichardson follows his profession under the name of Sheridan, and is the first half of the firm now playing at the Academy. This is not the first venture of either partv. Mr. Bichardson played the role of Benedict for a little while, but it was not a success and he got a release. As his former wife tried it again about a year ago he decided to do likewise. A HUBDEBOTS FISHBONE. . Priest and Doctor Work Simultaneously Over a Connecticut Woman. Bbidgeport, Comr., May 15. Mrs. P. J. Kelly, of Island Brook avenue, swal lowed a fishbone last night. It lodged in her throat and began to choke her. In eight minutes a priest and doctor "nrere on the scene. t The priest was administering the last rites wnile the doctor worked oyer her. Just as it was feared that the woman would collapse the doctor dislodged the bone and she will rive. A TBAMP TEADJ-WBECKEE. He Confesses to Having Attempted to De rail the Pittsburg Express. MAYVIIXE, N. Y., May 15. Between 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday morning, as Boad master McGuire was coming over the "West ern New York and Pennsylvania Eailroad, he discovered a large pile of ties on the track near Summerdale. He got them re moved just before the Pittsburg express came over the road. In the-, afternoon Sheriff Case arrested John Smith, a tramp, aged 59 years, for the crime, and he cgnfessca his guilt. He ap pears, io dd insane' if, THE TREND OF TRADE,, Bradstreet's and Dun's Renews of tlie Past Week's Condition, PITTSBURG UP TO EXPECTATIONS. Bank Clearances Show a Decrease and Col lections Were Slow. COKE STEIEE SUFPENS IKON PRICES " tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFAICn. New Yoek, May 15. The volume of gen eral trade, as previously reported to Brad strcd's, has been fairly well- maintained. Noteworthy exceptions are at New Orleans, where drygoods, groceries and hardware have not been distributed with customary freedom, and labor troubles have interfered with building operations and metal indus tries. Pittsburg, too, has not enjoyed a volume of general trade equal to expecta tions. Lumber, generally, is not in as active demand as a year ago, -and hide's are dull. There has been a slight advance in tobacco. Sales of wool have increased, principally of foreign. Befined sugar is off o on slack demand and increasing stocks. Dry goods are in better demand, but the low prices have aided the distribution. The tone of cotton goods prices is, as a rule, better than last week at first bands, and some bleached goods have been advanced. Print cloths are ,very much depressed, and stocks are increasing. jGrain crop reports continue of a promising nature, and in some instances credits have been extended by western jobbers, owing to the favorable outlook, to farmers and country storekeep- VIS. MAIgb 1TM.V JiltflO CU& I HI HtiCVA tli. the Pacific coast. Business failures in the United States number 186, against 166 last week and 151 this week last year. The to tal, January 1 to date, is 4,615, against 4,441 lost year. Tho Eailway Outlook. Gross railway earnines for April show J the smallest cam over the like month a vear ago oi any montn since last summer, Joeing J comparea witnamomu last year wnenme volume of earnings was at its height. The Southern roads, aided by the largest April cotton movement on record, make relatively J tnejDest snowing, xne comparand ely tree movement of grain at the "West, due to hieh prices in April, has aided granger road. earnings, trains are more evenly distributed than in previous months this year. The total earnings of 144 companies in April amounted to 37,239,473 on 87,222 miles of road, a gain of 4.4 percent over April, 1890, which month gained 13.7 per cent over April, 1889. For four months ending April SO the earnings of 140 companies were $142,175,291, a gain of 6.2 per cent, as com pared with a gain in April, 1890, over 1889, of more than 12 per cent. Bank clearings at 58 cities for the week ended May 14 amount to 81,183,657,416, a decrease from last year of 11.7 per cent. At 57 cities New York's total excluded a de crease of 4.5 per cent is shown. There is also a heavy decline this wek compared with last, due to a decrease at New York of $82,700,000, Boston 515,300,000, Chicago $16,700,000, Philadelphia 810,200,000, and at Minneapolis ?4,300,000. Stock speculation has been depressed in tone by foreign com plications and cold shipments, but disolavs nevertheless a certain amount of resistance to the unfavorable pressure. -Kange of Wheat Prices. , 'Wheat'prices'havebeen lower and hieher. nndexports'haveslackcfied-1,941.337 bush-- elslorthe week, miinly from the Pacific coast, where shipments are not likely toTe free again until after the new crop comes in. "Wheat crop reports are excellent throughout-: iue cuiunry, juui ior years nave unuormiy lost in condition between April and July from 2 to 8 per cent. The prospect, there fore, is for a harvest Of more than.5QO,000,000 bushels, although some have estimated tie probable output at from 520,000,000 to 550,- uw,uw misneis. u exports continue lor six weeks at a little less than the present rate, the United States will have sent abroad in 1890-91 exclusive of Canadian shipments) about 96,000,000 bushels of wheat (and flour as wheat), as compared with nearly 105,000, 000 bushels in 1889-90, and with nearly 86, 000,000 bushels in 1888-89. General trade in the Dominion of Canada is quiet. There is only a fair demand firf drygoods from jobbers in Ontario. In the Province of Quebec trade is said to be dull. without immediate prospect of marked im- j provement. Collections are slow. Ihe Dominion reports 30 business failures this week against 31 last week and 16 this week last year. The total number January 1 to date is 807 against 740 last year. Dun's Weekly Boview. B. G. Dun& Co.'s weekly review says: In every respect the outlook is more favor able excepting the large exports of gold and the advance in Bank of England rates to 5 per cent obviously for the purpose of draw ing more gold from this country. The re ceipts for customs duties at New York are largely in silver certificates and new Treas ury notes, no less than 64 per cent for the first ten days of May, but it is proper to remember that the new Treasury notes being redeemable "in gold or silver coin" with a provision of the law empowering the Secretary to maintain the purity of gold and silver paper and coin are in practice redeemable in gold and in value equal to greenbacks. It is a most favorable symptom that the continued exports of gold cause no panic in this market. It is a significant fact that the exports in April were about double last year's in value as to cotton, and showed an increase in oil and provisions, but a decrease in cattle and in breadstuffs. Yet in bread stuffs the decrease was wholly in corn, and the surplus of wheat available for export was, May 1, about 30,000,000 bushels. The exports ot wheat trom Atlantic ports have been much smaller than a year ago, until last week, when an increase of 10 per cent appears. In corn the decrease is heavy, of course. Tho Speculative Markets. , The speculative markets have acted peculiarly during the past week, wheat ad vancing 4 cents per bushel on reports not substantiated ofinjury to the crops in the Northwest, while corn has declined 3 cents and oats 2 cents on moderate sales. Pork, iara ana nogs are lower ana a neavy decline appears in butter. Cotton, coffee and oilare unchanged, and this is the more re markable as to cotton because much the largest crop ever produced is going to mar ket more rapidly tlun ever before at this season. The foreign manufacturers appear to be laying in a. large stock because prices are close to the lowest known for 40,years, while the consumption abroad is enormous, and there are some signs that the production of goods exceeds the demand. Beports from other cities show a moder ate distribution at Boston with easy money. Lumber is more active and expected to rise unless strikes prevent. At Philadelphia combing wool is in fair demand, and knit goods works full of orders, but the drygoods trade is limited. Bessemer iron is a little more active at steady prices at Pitts burg, and glass fairly active. Trade is only fair at Cleveland and Detroit, helped by activity in building at Cincinnati, good at Omaha and healthy at Kansas City, but at Milwaukee and St, Paul the need of rain for crops is felt. Chi cago reports a third increase in receipts of corn and cheese compared with last year, and 50 per cent increase in sales of drygoods, with very fair trade in shoes, but, a decrease in meats. At the South trade is seasonably dull, with cotton in light demand in New Orleans, and sugar Inactive. Condition of the Iron Market, -The iron furnaces in blastfay 1 were of booui z.wu tons greater , weemy capacity DISPATCH than April 1, 115,900 tons, against 113,483 a month ago, and .80,990 a -year ago. But the trade is less depressed and the delay in settlement of the coke strike tends to .strengthen prices. In genqral, industries are fairly active, except where interrupted by strikes.in the building trades, as at New York. The financial prospect just now turns .largely upon the export of gold. Merchan dise exports are for the time comparatively small, $12,740,000 in two weeks from New York, against 515,639,000 last year, while imports continue remarkably large. The business failures occurring throughout the country during the last seven days number 237, as compared with a total of 242 last week. Por the corresponding week of last, year the figures were 212. SCENES' OF DISTRESS. A Pittsburg Hebrew Receives tetter From His Slater Telling of the Eviction of Their Race From Moscow All Are Poor and Distressed. Aaron Sinkofsky, a Pittsburg Hebrew, has received a letter from his sister in Mos-" cow telling of the methods used by tbe'Bus .sian Government in evicting the Hebrews from the country. The letter is confirma tory of all the reports that have so ifar reached this ondis as follows: Moscow.tFehrnary 28, 1891, Deir Sister Ieml)ersky and Dear Brother Aaron Slnkoftky; ' Your letter and photographs received. Ac cept niy thanks. .And now I am going to let you know about my situation. As ypu-know, lbs Hebrews that -wero .allowed to live in Moscow until now were only artisans. An ukase wap Riven thatallllebrews must leave Moscow. JTow, you can imagine how I am situated in Moscow. There are about 47,000 Hebrews hore. Seven thousand of these, many of whom serveu.uuder Nicholas In the Crimean JVAr, tho re"st being merchants of tho fljretgeeloy (or class), are allowed to re main. The 40,000 rnustgo, and nrohanished by the local government. .The most of thein are poor.' Those that have anything have it invested In fabrics and various trades. The Chris tians will not buy anything, for they say the HehrewB will leave everything for. them anyhow. There is such lamentation and mourning In the streets of Moscow that it la heart-rending. It Is worse here than.lt was in' Spain, for then the Hebrews were rich and now wo aro poor. Some of our rich men have organized a committee to help to im migrate to other countries to go to tho few Russian Polish States wheio Hebrews are allowed to settle. I am already packed up to mo ve.but where I do not know. As soon as I get money I will.go. Ihe ukase is not to drive us all out at once, but street after street, so myjlme has not come yet. But no one knows who will be the next. My Christian .friend came to buy my house hold goods and has offered for 3 big bed steads, 3 children's bedsteads, and mat tresses, 3 roubles, or about 1 75. and for my cushion chairs, for which I paid 5 roubles, or about $3 90. she offered 2 koncks. or a little ovor a cent. My heart breaks when I think! oi it. ion can consiuer yoursen nappy that you are not in Moscow now, but among civilized people. What will .become of me? ButJ hope for the best. My regards to your husband and child. My husband and children send their best regards to you nil. Adieu, my beloved sister and brother. Excuse me for not writ ing any more, for indeed my pen Is now too weak to picture to you all my trouble and the grief of our unfortunate people. Your sister, DEBOBAH FELDSTErjT. MRS. JOHN SHERWOOD will describe some polite -pastimes for ladles in THE DIS PATCH to-morrow. Incidentally she will refer to the most desirable dances of the day. A paper for every home circle. THE E0MAN COLOSSEUM. A Scheme to Take It to Chlcago-for tho Coming World's Fair. Chicago, May 15. To bring the Colos seum ot Borne to Chicago is the plan which Dr. John Aitkin, a retired physician of great wealth, has prepared and submitted to the Board of Keference and Control of the Columbian Tair Commissioners, which will consider it at its next meeting. "At first sight the idea seems ridiculous," said the doctor, but when I have f hown you some figures I think you'll agree with me that it is feasible. I have interested a number of Sentlemen in the matter, but 1 am not at berty to divnlge the names of my associ jitesasyet. My associates represent more than 1200,000,000, and arrangements are being made to incorporate the syndicate under the laws "of 'New Jersey. We shall propose to the Commission to set aside for us in Jackson Park, in a separate enclosure, a space often acres. "Within that we propose to erect the Colosseum, and. if a sufficient strip of land can be obtained, to erect a section of the Appian way. The Colosseum itself, within its own enclosure, would be reached only on payment of a I small entrance fee. Of course, the exterior ot thetColosseum could be seen and studied without charge. "With our Colosseum in running order we estimate that not less than 31,000,000 persons will enter the fair, and that fully 17,000,000 will visit the Colosseum grounds. "We estimate that it will require 12 months to move the building, ana we ex pect the cost to be about $40,000,000, the principal item being the purchase of the Colosseum from tho Italian Government." Philip Armour is one of the syndicate, and those hinted at by Dr. Aitkin are probably Potter Palmer, General Winston, ex-Minister to Persia. General Smith and Marshall pield. Messrs. Palmer and Pield admit that they are interested in the plan. AH INTEBPSTDfG PBOGEAHXE Prepared for tlie Fifty-Second Tree Organ Recital Tills Afternoon. The fifty-second free organ recital in Car negie Hall, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, will be arranged instrumental, as local sing ers are bo much absorbed in the May Festival that Organist "Wales has been unable to secure satisfactory vocal assistance. To com pensate a very bright and comprehensive selection of music has been made. The fol lowing is the programme; Jucas Grand March (new) "Lion of Peru" vv Leonard Wales o. Menuet "L'Arlesienne"..; Bizet b. Seienade Chaminade otpourri "Die Eattenfangervon Hame- im-.. v. is. messier Overtureto "Chevalier Jean" Victorin J oncleres fa. B flat, nocturne op. 3, No. 2....F. Chopin b. Araijonaise Ballet -'Le Cid".. Massenet Waltz, Ballet "Die Puppenfee". Josef Mayer Overture "Bosamunde" . .' Schubert J a. Skizzen, Nos land 2 Schumann b. Potpourri "Dinorah" Mcyeibeer Processional March "Queen of Sheba".. . ...Goldmark DENVER'S DAM NOT DANGEROUS. NO Likelihood That the City Will Be Washed Away. Deitveb, May 15. The committee re cently appointed by the Mayor and Board of Public "Works, on behalf of the city, to examine and report upon the condition of the Castlewood dam, about which so much has been recently said in the press o'f the East, have submitted their formal report. It makes some important recommendations which simply confirm the reports of the Denver Water Storage Company's engineers. The company will proceed with their wofk and complete the same as originally intended. The report seems to be unfriendly to the work, but does not pretend the city f Denver is in any way endangered, as has been sensationally rumored. " A Lake Erie Grade Cut Down. President Newell and other officials oi" the. Lake Erie road inspected the new grade be tween Coraopolis and "Woodlawn yesterday. It is six miles long and is a big improve ment over the old road bed. Trains ore now running over the new route, Pairmount awnines at "Brown & (VV 'corner.Grant apdWaterstreets.j.TeblWi.-'l CHAPTER I. . 'SHulloa you thar ain't there no one around the darned ranch? .Hillo-a boys!" Up to the veranda of the wild Califor nianranche rode a man -in hot1 haste, his horse reeking, Jus own rough, brown face wet, hisright hand on the butt of his der ringer, as he pulled up with that call, in answer to which someone did come out of the rough wood-built'house, but none, of the "boys," if anythere were on theilace, at 4 or 5 o'clock. It was a young and handsome girl, tall and slender, with great dark Span ish eyes and a resolute face; no common clay this girl. "What is it you want?" she said, in one of those low, richly-toned voices that seeem as if they must sing per force. "Wall, look here, yonng lady," said he, and lady she certainly was, "hev any of you' seen a man along this way; youngish fella?" The girl shook her curly head. "Beckon I haven't," said she, dryly; "can't you give a better description? Youngish' might be anybody. "What's he like, stranger? "Don't know'him by sight, no more does the boys that's after him; but it's thought he may come along this way from Sacra mento City, an' if he does," said the rider, settling himself to start, "jest get out of his way, any of you, and please fire at him -XHBBB "WAS HOT A he's a murderer, that's all, and he dropped two of the boys that were after him al ready, and give 'em the slip, the darned 'possum." . "Oh is that all?" said the girl, coolly. "Well, if he does come along h'm! we'll see to it, stranger. Maybe you can hear of him at Mostyn's ranch, six miles up river it's the nearest place to this. Will you step in?" "Thanks, no. .Good day. I'm away up to Borke City, and so I can warn Mostyn if I pass near enough." "All right, stranger. Good day." The man rode ofE and Juanita Colvaros stood for a minute so motionless that the scores of tiny hummingbirds busy among the masses of honeysuckle bushes flew quite close to her dark, curly head. 'Pleasant," she muttered, with a kind of grim desperation rather than fear, "left alone here again by those two precious brothers of mine; gone to buy more cattle at Borke City, indeed bah! gone off on a week's spree, and don't think or care what desperate ruffian comes around the ranch meanwhile. A murderer! that may or may not be, hut Cielos! I am not a coward or a murderer to fire at a fellow on chance, and come to the worst ," she put her hand to her breast, with a settling of the resolute mouth, "I carry life, and. therefore, honor in my hand." She went back to the big keeping room, and presently began setting the table for supper for three. "'The boys may just possibly be bade by 7, thought the Spanish Californian. j.ne next moment she sprang to her feet, white to the lips. She had knocked about enough; she was brave to recklessness, but she Mas still a woman, and a wild thrill of the terror that only a woman can know shook her at that sound at the veranda door, of its swinging open. With her hand on the butt of her hidden derringer, Juanita boldly stepped into the entry and s topped, startled. . Leaning heavily against the lintel, as if wounded, or in the last extremity of ex haustion, was a slight-built man of perhaps 35, with revolver and bowie in belt; a tall, handsome fellow, despite the deathly pallor of the-fine-featured face, wildly hag gard, witn a desperate, minted look in it, and in the larjre dark eyes that met the girl's. "For God's sake give me food shelter hiding for to-night!" the man gasped. "I'm hunted to death, and wounded! I'm euchered at last!" If there is one thing above all that goes straight to a true woman's heart with resist less force, lulling all fear, it is to see a strong man stricken down in his proud strength perishing helpless, appealing to her's the woman's strength and pity ing aid. There was no counterfeit here, but only too plainly the reality of suffering, whether or not he was a-desperate, dangerous mur derer. The latter he could not be now, for he was past either aggression or defense, for he staceered dizzily even as he tried to move a step toward her with the last faint words. -I But in tne same moment Juanita was at "his side. "Shelter! yes, were you 20 times a crim inal, I could not let you perish. Lean on mc so and come in." He put one shapely hand on her shoulder, leaning heavily, and so they got the few steps to the keeping-room, where ne gank into the big settee to i hich the girl led him. Then she mixed brandy artd water in a wineglass and made him swallow some slowly, waited a minute Jill that revived him a little, then g.vv e him, bit by bit, small pieces of bread dipped in the spirit, as he sat leaning against the cushion at the head of the couch. The food and stimulant revived the ex hausted system markedly, for the blood came back a little to the .man's lips', and he looked up into the Califomian's beautiful face such a look of deepest gratitude as was surely worth some risk even to get a slightlftwh. of admiratioH, too. J .- ; PAGES 9 TO 12. which she did not notice in the gladness of her successful ministering. "Poor fellow," -she said, with that soft, exquisite pity so inexpressibly sweet and moving. "God bless you!" the man whispered fer vently, brokenly. "T don't deserve " "Hush! I thinkryou can try nowtb eat some-supper with me, and then I'll see to that .wound," lightly touching some dark, dried stains of blood on the broost of the red shirt. "You have lost blood, and had little of food for days, I reckon," she added, moving the-table np. "I've been in the mountain fastnesses and woods for ten days or more,'1 he said, with a fierceness subdued simply by physical ina bility, "existing, like-a hunted wild beast, on what I could find and since last night, I've touched nothing till now." "And I hope you will do my supper jus tice," said Juanitn, smiling. He did, to a fair extent, and was visibly revived enough to try and put her off when she brought water, sponge and band age to wash and dress the wound, "it was a mere scratch with abowiehe hod staunched the blood somehow, when he escaped, an,d it was just-healed up," he reckoned "let it ibetill her men folk came in." She-set her teeth as. she loosened the red shirt and cotton, one beneath at the throat, and laid bare an ugly cut across the breast bone, then tenderly and deftly the soft fingers touched him, washed the grimy, dned-up blood from the scarcely quite MOMENT TO BE LOST. healed wound, and bandaged it afresh and clean, then, refostening his dress and loose tie about the throat, she said, in a sup pressed, level way "My men folk went off last night up to ' Borke City on the spree, I guess, and won't turn up this side of a week. That's what they've done before those two half brothers of mine." "And left you alone? Good heavens!" he caught his breath to stifle an execration. She laughed a bitter, reckless laugh, full of pain. "I'm armed, and I'm a dead shot. A galoot rode up to-day and warned me against a mur- aerer, wno "fm the man he meant then jrou knew that by what you said before, said the stranger. "Yes I knew," said Juanita, coolly, meeting his straight, clear gaze, "but I'm San Franciscan, and I've knocked about. I know our wild west boys so do you; we don't reckon all killing murder, even if a fellow is hunted like a felon for it." "You are not afraid of jne at all?" ha said, under breath. "No, not from the moment I saw you, and took you in; you could not be such an im measurable ruffian as to betray hospitality. "Whatsoever you have done with your life, von are gentleman born, and have not knocked the noblesse oblige out of you." He caught her hand, and bowed his face on it in a rush of emotion he was too weak to quite master for many seconds, and when he did speak, his lips quivered, his soft musical voice faltered. "How can I ever thank you for your trust and generous judgment you, pure and good I " he lifted his face now, steady ing himself mentally, as it were "I have wasted my life enough, God knows wild reckless all but drink, I never sank to that I've suffered roughed it knocked about but you are rights I've never quite for gotten that I am still Dallas Vernon, born and bred an English gentleman." "English!" the girl exclaimed joyfully. "Oh! then indeed we are half compatriots, for my own mother" was English." They clasped hands closely on that, but the man's blood bounded with a deeper emotion than even that gladness. She, said, as he released her hand "I can't keep on advantage, Mr. Vernon. I am Juanita Cal- varos, but just simply Juanita to everyone. And now, please, 111 just show you to the boys' room, for you are worn out, poor fel low, and need a good night's rest." "Let me tell you first " "Not a word till breakfast," said she. im peratively. "I will give yon clean linen, and a suit that was my father's; he was tall, about your height ana figure." Dallas Vernon yielded; it was new and sweet to obey this beautiful woman. The next morning it scarcely seemed, so to speak, the same haggard, hunted outcast of last evening who came into the keeping room. Gbod and sound, if light, sleep for hours, a refreshing both and clean shave, that left only the-accustomed mustache, and the blood-stained, grimy dress replaced by a good suit of loose, easy fashion, such as any gentleman in 'Frisco would wear in morning neglige all these made a trans formation, and as Juanita warmly greeted him, she told him so in her frank, uncon ventional way. Plainly the man had that steel-like elan and iron constitution that almost defies: ad verse attacks, and it was already asserting itself. Doubtless, a few days of rest and care like this would fully restore his splendid strength, but also, perhaps, pLvy havoc with his heart, or why, even now, did it throb so fast as he held that soft hand that had saved him? At breakfast, he told her the truth of tho , "murder"' story a thoroughly characteris tic Wetem story too. Itwa? up atSac- , nunento, after a heavy gambling boitt, ho earn, wmi a noso. on nis Dronzed cheer, and uowuoui eyes, ana ne naa won ver a very nwt... t- largely. especially, ires bb a TSry 4 M 'l i 'ill,' rnTtjllA-iflfrrlir'