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slFO njt"T' THE' PICTSBURB ' DISPATCH, ' JA-TURDAT,' OCTOBER 15, '1893. ONE GRAND Kid Fifteen Thousand Catholics Will March in the Col- nmlros Day Parade. ALL NATIONALITIES UNITE To Do Honor to the Discoverer of the Western flemisphere. A PROCESSION ON THE RIVEB. Steamboat Owners inxions to Give a Mari time Displaj. DISCUSSING THE STARS AND STEIPES At ameetinc of the marshals of the Col umbus Day parade with Chief Marshal Den niston yesterday It was decided that the Catholic societies of the county will lorm a division of themselves, following on the left of the Pittsburg, or second division. The Southside division will be first, follow, ing the military division, while Allegheny will bring up the rear. Considerable opposition to allowing the Catholic societies from all sections to concentrate in one body was manifested by the marshals of the Southside and Allegheny divisions, Dr. Arnbolt arguing that it would reduce the Southside division to almost cne-half the number of men he had originally ex pected to turn out. The Catholic division Is expected to contain over 15,000 men. Slaior A. P. Burchfield, marshal of tho Pittsburg division, reported that he had already heard from from 700 to 1,000 Kal ians who will take part in the parade in their societies. 700 Germans, 1,000 Knights of St. John, 1,000 colored citizens and 200 Knights of Pythias of the uniformed rank. The last named will probably be the escort of the division. "H 111 Form on the Southside. The marshals are now figuring on the formation of the parade. It has been de cided that the column will be formed on the Southside, using Jane, Sidney and Sarah streets and such of the cross streets as may be necessary for the formation. How the various divisions will be stationed is to be announced in the orders of the marshals, w uich will probably be published to-morrow. Mayor Gourley, Major Denniston, Chief Brown and officials of all the street systems will meet this morning at the flavor's office to arrange for the running of cars on Co lumbus Day. It is the desire of the city and parade officials to interfere with the operation of the lines as little as possible, but at the same time they want the cars to be tept out of the way. It is probable all the cars that will have accumulated will be allowed to pass through the procession at the end of each division if the companies will agree to get them off the streets on which the parade is to move. A Parade on the River. An interesting feature of the Columbus Day observance talked of among river men is a steamboat procession on the river sim itar to that which attended the opening of Davis Island Dam. As yet the matter is only in embryo, but several owners of boats have agreed to turn them out in the novel parade, and favorable answers are expected from others who have been asced. Captain Henderson, of the firm of Henderson & Co., was asked yesterday to allow the steamers Scotia and C "V. Batchelor, which are now in port, to participate. The Captain is expected home to-day and will probably consent to the proposition. As Captains Aushutz and Clark, who are booming the movement, have mapped it out, only the boats tied up at the wharf are to take part Bands of music are to be placed on each boat, and the inmates of orphan asylums and other charitable institutions, as well as tbe school children, invited to take a free Tide to Davis Island Dam and return. The boats are to be gaily decorated, and if the plans mature, the mann 'pageant will be a striking feature of the celebration. Xo Advertising to Be Displaj ed. At the meeting of the general committee af 50 on the Columbus Day celebration yes terday afternoon a motion made by ex-Sheriff McCandless w as adopted which allows business men and manufacturers to adver tise themselves by turning their wagons out in tbe parade. No wagons will be allowed in the parade, however, unless assigned by the division marshal and no advertising cards or circulars shall be thrown from the wagons. An interesting controversy occurred over the carrying of flags in the parade. At a previous meeting a resolution had been adopted which prohibited any national flag except the American colors and the dis tinctive'banners ot organizations partici pating, but uhich the framer, Louis Hirsh, had intended to include the flags of all nations. Ex-Sheriff McCandless favored allowing all national flags, saying New York's parade had done so without triction or trouble and it could be done here as well. Mayor Gourley decided the resolution ex cluded all but American flags, and on Mr. McCandless' motion the resolution was amended to allow all flags to be carried. Mr. Madden, of the Ancient Order Hi bernians, in the discussion which preceded the amendment to tbe resolution, asserted that the Chairman ot the Executive Com mittee had stated his intention of opposing the introduction ot any but the American flag in the parade. Mr. Madden suspected the American Mechanics were at the bottom of this opposition. A Little Tilt Between Committeemen. W. J. Kerr, Chairman of the Executive Committee, bad not been present when the remark was rnade.but when he came replied to it. He said he had no intention ot op posing the carrying of flags of other na tions, but at the same time he felt that no flag but that of the Americans should be carried by loyal citizens, whether ot foreign or native birth. Mayor Gourley rapped the gentleman to order, cutting him of in the midst of a long speech. Mr. Madden re turned to the attack, declaring that millions of foreign-born citizens had shed their blood to defend the American flag, and they were as loyal as Mr. Kerr or any other person who by an accident of birth had be come native Americans. The ended and the reports of committees were made. Dr. J. M. Duff, of the South side, was added to the list of speakers for the night exercises at Old City Hall, and on motion of Coroner McDowell the Jus tices of the Supreme Court are invited to occupy seats on the stage. The committee of 50 will ride in carriages in the parade. Thus far $1,000 has been subscribed tor the expenses of the celebration, and $500 more is required. THE French Atlantic City and its fashions by Mary Temple Bayard In THE DISPATCH to-morrow. Came Here to Place an Order. Osceola Currier, President of the Police Commission, ot Newar, N. J., is in the city, his object being to 'place a contract for lighting that city by electric lights with the "Westinghouse Company. Db. B. M. Hakha. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office, 720 Pen treet, 1'lttsburg, Pa. ibu ' IN THE HANDS OF THE JURY. Judge "White Delivers His Charge In tbe Conspiracy Case Against the Builders' Exchange Leijal Points Presented No Verdict Rendered Yet. Judge "White yesterday charged the jury in the ease of Thomas Buchanan against John G. Kerr and others of the Builders' Exchange, who are sued for damages for conspiracy. Tbe Judge in substance said: "The plaintiff alleges through a conspiracy on the part of defendants he was compiled to abandon a contract. A conspir acy in law is when two . or more people agree to accomplish a pur pose illegally. It is never necessary to prove that a conference was held. When they act in concert tor the accomplishment of one common purpose, it is conspiracy. Tbe constitution ot the Exchange would indicate the organization was formed for worthy purposes. The term to provide effective means against the abuses of the trades contained in the constitution may, however, lead to an abuse of its rights. "We are not here to try this association or to inquire whether these resolutions are lawful. If these resolutions were intended to apply to contracts at the time and the object to break down the contractors, it would be an unlawful purpose. If men act together to break down a man it is wrong. Men not members of tbe Exchange have as much tight to make a contract as members of the Exchange. "This is proceeding against certain mem bers of the Exchange and not against the whole Exchange. The charge is ,a conspir acy to injure Buchanan. There are quite a number of defendants in this case. I do not think there can be a recovery against more than three of them, owing to an in sufficiency of evidence. If Kerr refused to deliver brick to Buchanan with a view to breaking him down, that would be illegal. Squires had a contract for roofing and lur mshing supplies and plaintiff said Squires refused to go .ahead with the contract because the Builders' Ex change would not permit him to do so. Was there a concerted action between these two or three men for the purpose of break ing down the plaintifl? If so I declare that purpose illegal. It was a conspiracy." Henry G. Kerr, Kobert Twyford and M. C. Squires are tbe defendants. The jury is still out. SOUIHSIDE REPUBLICAN PARADE, Fivo Thousand Men to Ba In Line The Order of the March. Preparations have been completed for the Republican parade on the Southside to night. It is estimated that there will be at least 5,000 men in line. Captain W. G. Thompson, of McKeesport, promises to have a club ot 200 men out There will also be clubs from the West End, Mansfield, Braddock and Homestead. There will be three clubs from Allegheny, three from the East End and quite a nnmber from the old city, besides the Conkling Club and the C. L. Magee Guards (six-footers), who will act as escort to the Marshal, Young Men's Republican Club to be on right of column. The glassworkers arranged at last night's meeting to turn out and it is expected that fully 1,000 of them will be in line. There will' be a profusion of Japanese lanterns and red fire all along the line. The formation of column will be as fol lows: Clubs from all points north of the Monongahela river will form on Water street, right resting on Smithfield street. Clubs from all points south of the Monon gahela nyer will form on West Carson stree, right resting on south end of Monon gahela bridge, and they will be formed from right to left in succession as they re port. Tbe route will be from Carson street to South Thirteenth, to Sarah street, to South Thirteenth street, where column will pass in review before Marshal and staff and dis- THEIR SILVER ANNIVERSARY. Abo Patterson Post G. A. K. Celebrates Its Twenty-Fifth Birthday. The silver anniversary of Abe Patterson Post 88, G. A. E-, was celebrated last even ing at Cyclorama Auditorium in Alle gheny. A large crowd of veterans were present at the celebration and joined in the festivities. An enjoyable programme was furnished. The Chaplain opened the meeting with a prayer, which was followed with music by the G. A. It Band. Addresses were de livered by Major E. A. Montooth, Senior Vice Department Commanded W. O. Kus sell, General A. L. Pearson, Hon. J. W. Over and John S. Lambie, Esq. Several selections by a quartet and a recitation, by J. D. Brison were some of the entertaining features of the anniversary. DIED OF MENINGITIS. Verdict of the Jnry in the Case of TV. C. Erskine. The inquest held on the body of William C Erskine yesterday by Coroner McDowell failed to show that death was the result of the assault committed on his person last April. The verdict was that the man died from meningitis and inflammation of the brain. Erskine was assaulted last April bv two footpads, who robbed him of his watch and diamonds, considerable money and a number of checks. The police could not find any clue to the parties involved and the case was dropped. Erskine never did any work since he was beaten and died last Wednesday at the Mercy Hospital. Accidentally Shot Himself; Elmer Lewis, a brother ot O. M. Lewis, of No. 7 police patrol, was fatally injured while hunting yesterday. Crossing the river above Charleroi his gun was accident ally discharged, the contents of the barrel lodging in the back of bis skull. Some of the shot entered his brain. He was brought to tbe Southside Hospital, where he is not expected to recover. He is about 22 years of years of age. His home is on South Twenty-fifth street Hilled by an Engine. Benjamin Eoukes, 64 years old, died yes terday afternoon at the West Penn Hos pital from injuries received in the morning, by being struck by an engine on the Pan handle road. The deceased was a track walker and the accident happened between Birmingham and Temperanceville stations. An inquest will be held to-day. Struck Him "With a Hatchet. William Dukes was held in 11,000 bail by Alderman Richards for his appearance in court to answer a charge of assault and battery made against him by W. H. Wes ton, of Oakdale. Weston charges Dukes with having struck him with a hatchet sev eral times and the hearing was set for Tues day next. Aits for TM Must reach tJie Allegheny branch office not later than 8: 50 P. M., the East Liberty branch office by 8:30 P. M. and Southside branch before 8:45 P. ' M., or they will be too late to classify. Allegheny Branch, 107 Federal St. Sonthslde Branch, 141 Carson St. FOUND HIS MOTHER Laying on a Cold Slab in the Morgue, After Eleven Days' bearch. SHE WAS KILLED BI A TRAIN. A Son's Hunt for a Parent Inds at the Coroner's Office. A HUSBAND'S GEIEP MAI END IN DEATH An unknown woman found on the Alle gheny Valley Railroad tracks at Fifty-first street, her right leg severed from the body, her head badly crushed in the back and sev eral internal injuries was the record placed on the invalids' register of the West Penn Hospital on October 4. The woman died an hour after her arrival, and later was taken to the morgue. No one knows who she was. It was the usual daily history of accidental deaths re corded in the Coroner's office. The deputies and clerks of the office searched high and low for proofs of the poor woman's identity, but none were found. More than 1,000 per sons visited the morgue in the course of a week and gazed with eagerness on tbe dead form of the old lady. But no one recog nized her. The police were notified'in the usual way to look out for those whose relatives were missing, but nothing came of it No names of missing people were sent in by the officials no woman was reported missing. Moved Into the City. In a dwelling on Thirty-seventh street lives Martin Grnnhard. He is the uncle of A. M. Rabanus,' who moved there recently from Sharpsburg. With him came his old mother, Helena Babanus, 65 years of age. Her husband stopped at the old homestead in Sharpsburg, Vorking at his trade of shoe making. She stayed at Grunhard's house for about a week, and then went home. She returned about October 1, and remained with her son for a few days. On Tuesday, October 4, Mrs. Rabanus told some members of the family that she was going to visit her niece, on Coal Hill, across tbe river. Three days later the old woman's husband, who is much older than his wife, called at 2S2 Thirty-seventh street to see his wife. He was told that she had gone to visit her neice, and he rested easily that night He told Mrs. Grunhard before he retired that a heavy load had been taken off bis mind by the knowledge ot her hereabouts. Early in the morning he sought his son, to whom he said he was going to visit his wife. When he reached Coal Hill, he was informed by his niece that his wife had not been there. Wandering in Search of His "Wife. The old man's heart dropped for a while as he wondered where his mate for half a century could be. Back to 252 Thirty-seventh street he wandered to tell the Grunhards and his son what he had learned from his niece. Young Rabanus could not even im agine what bad become of his mother and he started out to find her. From Thirty-seventh street to Mt Wash ington, thence to Sharpsburg and back to the Southside, and then to Phillipsburg he went, but no trace of the missing woman could be found. For five days and nights he walked the streets looking for his mother. No trace of her could'be found; not even a clew to her whereabouts. Two more days spent in useless searching, and the young lellow gave up the chase. But there was one place he had forgotten to visit It was the morgue. Laying on a marble slab, cold and mo tionless in death, was the body of the poor old woman he was looking for. It was Mrs. Helena Rabanus, ot Sharpsburg. She was 65 years of age, and the mother of two sons and one daughter. The Husband Overcome by Grief. Her poor old husband, 67 years of age, who worried till his aged brain began to waver, layed down in bed to think ot where his wile could be, and is there yet, perhaps for the last time. At tbe morgue lay the corpse of Mrs. Rabanus until yesterday. She was identified by her son who visited the Coroner's quarters as a last resort It was just 11 days before she bad been brought there. On her way to Mt. Wash ington she had attempted to cross the tracks of the Allegheny Valley Railroad at Fifty-first street, and was knocked down by a passing train. Her right leg was severed completely from her body, and her head was bruised in the most horrible man ner. She was taken to f the West Penn Hospital in an ambulance, and died there an hour later. The Coroner was im mediately notified and the body removed to the 'morgue, where it remained until last evening. "And to think that she should be there all this time, without our knowing it," was all that A. M. Rabanus said. It was the strange end of one of the most pathetic cases that has come under the notice of Coroner McDowell. HOWARD FIELDING has lots of fan out of New York's Columbian celebration. Bead his letter in TO-MORROWS DIS PATCH. BIO XUBPHr MEETING. The Great Temperance Apostle Will Be . Welcomed Home on Snnday Night. The friends of Francis Murphy will as semble at the Grand Opera House on Sun day night to welcome home Mr. Murphy. Joseph R. Hunter will preside at the meet ing. Captain J. K. Barbour, A. M. Brown and others will take an active part A select choir will have charge of the musio on the occasion, and Prof. Reinhart will have charge of the musical end ot the enter tainment Mr. Murphy is hopeful of meeting his old Pittsburg friends at the meeting,and he is anxious to have all his friends from sur rounding towns attend. Francis Murphy was a conspicuous figure in a box at the Duquesne Theater last night Mr. Murphy had been to the theater before during the week, and no one witnessed the presentation ot a 'Temperance Town" with more satisfaction and delight than Mr. Murphy. He nays he was a saloon keeper in Maine, and he alleges he suffered from the same oppressive liquor laws that dis tressed the liquor dealer in the play, the plot of which was laid in a Vermont town. Dnring the show Mr. Murphy frequently applauded tbe performers, and at the con clusion of the play he said with his usual enthusiasm, "That's the kind of temperance I teach." 1200-Galllngers' 1800 Guns are the best, tbeir diamonds, watche ana jewelry the finest and their musica goods are not to be excelled. At the old stand, No. 1200 Penn avenue. 9 Sila? Disptcl East liberty Branch, fllSl Pen At. ll SEARCHED THR MILLS. Union Men Make an Investigation and Re port to the Advisory Committee Three Carpenters Have a Tilt With the Strikers Families Moving Away. Much excitement was caused at Home stead among the coal and iron policemen and mill officials Thursday night over a re port that two men with their pockets filled with dynamite had gained entrance into the mill. The rumor created great consterna tion among the mill workers. The police, Superintendent Potter, his foreman and several mill workers began an immediate- search, ah departments ana tne yaras were searched and the men were not dis covered. In Homestead several men said that two strikers put on old clothes and walked boldly through the mill gate at dusk, pass ing the police undetected, and making an investigation of several departments. They then reported at a meeting of the Advisory Committee, which lasted until midnight. The two strikers had no dynamite, but they desired to satisfy themselves and others as to the exact state of operation in three de partments of which there was doubt Em boldened by their success the men returned to-night and were arrested. Three non-union carpenters were proceed ing down Shanty hill this afternoon to go to work when they were met by five Home steaders who endeavored to dissuade them. All argument proving fruitless, the strikers attempted to restrain them by force, when two of the carpenters drew revolvers and threatened to use them if thev were not allowed to proceed. The strikers offered no further resistance. Several other Homestead families moved away during tbe day. An employe said to night that already 6,000 pairs of blankets have been provided. At first these cost $1 a pair, but the last allotment was secured lor, 52 a pair. Every new arrival was given a pair ot blankets and it he left some other man usually took his blankets also, some having as many as six pairs on their cots. The proposition of the trades unions of Chicago with their 90,000 members to have a Homestead day at which each member is to contribute one day's pay is very cheer ing news to many of the strikers here. C0AL0FBAT0BS MITE. A Gigantic Scheme to Control the Markets and Advance Prices. The soft coal operators east of the Alle gheny Mountains have organized under the name of the Seaboard Steam Coal Company with an incorporated capital of $20,000,000 to control the market and keep up the price of coaL The 'intention is to control the bituminous trade from Eastport to Key. West, and from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic The different companies were driven into this combine by the cut in prices through sharp competition. It is expected to market between 12,000,000 and 15,000,000 tons of coal a year. The local coal operators, when spoken to, say this combination will affect the trade west of the mountains only indirectly, as the coal in and around Pittsburg is sent to the West and South. Captain W. B. Rodgers said yesterday: "The only way such a combine would affect us would be in putting up tbe price of coal so high as to allow us to compete with them. I do not think such a condition will arise. I be lieve, however, that the stiffening of prices in the Eastern markets will tend to make prices better. This combine is very likely to have been instigated by the railroads and men interested in their line of busi ness. I know of no move of that nature among the operators in the Pittsburg dis trict" REV. J. C. TAYLOR WILL STICK. I He Had Agreed to Resign, bat Now Recon siders His Action. Ajl meeting of the Executive Board of the Allegheny Baptist Association held on Thursday resolutions' were passed with drawing the right hand of fellowship from the Rev. Jackson C. Taylor, of the Taber nacle Baptist Church, and all members thereof as long as they continue to sus tain him as pastor. Mr. Taylor, when seen late last night at his residence on James street, said that the whole thing was false from beginning to end. He said: "I am a member of the Association and have no official knowledge of the meeting. I have never had a trial or a notice of one, neither was I notified of a meeting. The whole transaction is the work of enemies who are jealous of my suc cess. At a meeting held in July eight or nine ministers were present and I consented to resign for the sake of harmony, but my enemies caused an article to be published which raised a commotion and the result was that my resignation was returned to me and now they are 'not only attacking me, but the members of my congregation." HOPELESSLY INSANE. Charles K. Fatchen, a Once Wealthy OH Man, Taken to His Home at Corry., Charles K. Patchen,at one time a wealthy and well-known oil producer, was brought to this city last night by Sheriff Hardman, of Tyler county, W. Va. Patcben had been picked up in Tyler county several months ago as a lunatic through a jail commit ment issued by a Justice of the Peace, and kept in confinement there until his identity was learned. The offi cials ascertained that he had well-to-do relatives at Corry, Pa., and thereupon went into the Circuit Court with an appeal. In response to his application the Circuit Court Judge issued an order requiring the Sheriff to remove Patchen to his home in this State, of which he is a citizen, and to turn him over to his relatives or the poor au thorities of Corry. The Sheriff reached this city yesterday afternoon and placed his charge in the jail until this morning. Patchen is in a bad way, and his condition is such that he is re garded as dangerous to be at large. WILL HOT BE GOUGED. The Commissioners Will Not Be Fooled in Printing the Ballots. The County Commissioners will to-day open the bids and award the contracts for printing the ballots for the coming election. The latest decision of Chairman Reeder in Philadelphia that Ithe law does not compel tfie numbering by machinery will affect the. local bids greatly, and it is now thought there will be no trouble encountered in get ting the work out in time. The Commissioners have been consulting with local job printers'and Commissioner Weir said yesterday that they would not award the contract to-day unless the bids were reasonable. . ' Wonld Not Prosecute Them. Charles Connors, Edward Broderick, Rob ert Smith and Edward Devlin, four East End boys arrested yesterday morning for the robbery of William R. Kuhn's cafe on Penn avenue last Sunday, were discharged yesterday afternoon, Mr. Kuhn refusing to prosecute. The parents of the boys propose sending them to some institution for the care ot incorrigible. Ton Cant Pawn Tour Watch After 6 P. M. A sub-committee of the Police Safety Committee yesterday amended the ordi nance regulating pawn shops so as to per mit such shops to be open in the evening, but making it unlawful for them to receive a pledge or pawn of any kind after 6 p. it This will permit pawnbrokers doing a jewel ry business to -carry it on at night The Flag Was Not Presented. The Allegheny Republican Cadet March ing Club was to have been presented with a handsome silk flag last evening by their lady friends of the Second ward, bnt for some reason the flag was made of blue ma terial instead of white, the club's color. and the presentation was deferred until J tster asto. ANOTHER BIG BLOCK Will Else on the Present Site of the Old Arbuthnot Building. FOUNDATIONS WERE WEAKENED By Workmen Digging for a Xetr Structure on the Next Lot. II0W "BOMB C0NTKACT0RS SATE H0XEI Building Inspectors Hoffman and Brown yesterday condemned absolutely and or dered to be torn down at once the six-story Arbuthnot building, No. 719 Liberty street The matter has been under consideration for nearly two months and a number of the best architects and contractors of the city have been called into consultation. A majority of them advised the tearing down of the whole structure, while some advocated the reconstruction of only a portion with a view to economy. After critically investigating the subject the inspectors came to a decision yesterday. The three sons of the late Charles Arbuth not and John S. Roberts, the occupant of the building, were summoned to the in spector's office and the matter talked over. The ultimatum was satisfactory to all. The Arbuthnot heirs had previously agreed to be guided by the judgment of the inspec tors and, calculating that their decision might be to raze the building, had already planned for a handsome new 9-story struc ture similar to the new Harper building ad joining. Work to Be Commenced at Once. Mr. Roberts has arranged to move his store to Penn avenue until the new build ing is completed. In two weeks the work of tearing- down the present building will be commenced. Imperfect foundations are the cause of this great expense to the Arbuthnot heirs. Their bui. ding was only erected, in 1871, and until the present difficulty was re garded as one of the most substantial on Liberty street After tbe fire which burned out the Household Credit Company in the old Harper building, the Harpers decided to rebuild. In the excavation for the foundations it was found that Arbuth not foundations were only seven feet deep, while the Harper plans were f r nine feet As the workmen exposed the Arbuthnot foundations to view, it was found they were built on tbe outside of small imperfect stone although tbe inside of the wall was solid and substantial as could be wished. Building Inspector Hoff man passing the place one day as the workmen were digging the earth away from the bottom ot the wall, when his attention was drawn to a grinding noise caused by the wall settling down and crush ing the small stones in the foundation. Danger of a Collapse. The top 'of the building had already swung out several inches and there was im minent danger of the whole side ot tbe building falling out He stopped the work until the wall was braced to make it safe. Ever since then plans for saving it have been discussed, but without success. Building Inspector Brown said yesterday that if the city had supervised the con struction of buildings in 1871 as she does now the present difficulty would not have arisen. Tbe office of building inspector was not created until 1873. Since that time all foundations, particularly of large busi ness blocks, have been carefully scrutinized by the inspectors so that a repetition of the Arbuthnot trouble, entailing inconvenience and great loss to the owners, is not likely to occur to any structure erected since that time. "Our greatest trouble," said Mr. Brown, "is to prevent the construction of defective foundations. We have caught dishonest contractors frequently, making nice, solid walls on tbe interior, but filling in the center and against the bank with rubble. We have made hundreds of con tractors tear down and rebuild foundations for this cause and the owner gets the bene fit" TO CABBY ON TEE DEFENSE. The Homestead Advisory Board Organ izes a Fnnd for Tills Purpose. The Advisory Board of Homestead has appointed Thomas Telford & Co., of The Rational Labor Tribune, Box 435, Pittsburg, to act as trustees of a fund to be raised to carry on the defense in the number of charges preferred by the Carnegie Steel Company against the workmen. In a cir cular issued yesterday by Telford & Co., they say: We need hardly stato that the defendants are not thus conveniently situated as to finances, and that tbey will have to depend upon the sympathy of that public which condemns persecutory measures, and the generosity that flows fiom this quality of sympathy. The expenses of tho men will "oe laige if such tborougli defense as is possible and desirable shall be made, witnesses hav ing to be brought from as lar hence as the Pacific coast On tho part of these defend ants we feel that we may, with assurance of success, appeal to business men and the public generally to send us subscilptions, to be devoted wholly to tho purpose men tioned. We also apoeal forprompt response, that this effort to detund the workmen shall be as effective as possible. Subscriptions will be acknowledged in the Labor Tribune, impersonally or otherwise, as each sub scriber shall wisn. U'e should note here that it Is deemed inadvisable to have aid solicited for this fund by individual solici tors, hence that all contributions should be sent to our address as undersigned. WELCOMING A NEW PASTOR, The Fifth Avenue 31. E. Congregation Re ceives Bev. Dr. Mansell. The members of the Fifth Avenue M. E. Church last night tendered a reception to their new pastor, Rev. R. B. Mansell, D. D., supplying the place recently left vacant by the expiration of the Rev. L. McGuire's pastorate. There were over 300 persons present, including members of the church and their friends. At 8 o'clock Dr. Mansell was greeted bv each of the members in person, after which he was formally introduced by Dr. Edmun son, of Fifth avenue. Dr. Mansell and Rev. Montgomery, of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, then made short 'addresses. After some music refreshments were served by the ladies, after which an informal sociable was in dulged in. The evening was passed most enjoyably and Dr. Mansell was accorded a hearty welcome. 'Rev. McGuire has for years been a. con spicuous figure in Pittsburg church circles. He is chaplain of tbe Fourteenth Regiment, N. G. P., and he is one of the most popular preachers in the city. He has been assigned to a chnrch in Johnstown. riD-Brrs." EXPOSITION "Mnsio exalts each joy, allays each crier." It whiles away the monotony of a single life; It 13 also an anti dote for the Ills and troubles of a marriod ono. When yon aro downcast and despon dent, fly to the Exposition, and spend an hour with Brooks and his incomparable band. EXPOSITION "Then vou'll remember me." but remember at the same time you prom ised to take m to hear Brooks at tbe Ex position to-night, and treat me to a ride on the merry-go-round. Lots of lun In it. EXPOSITION-'-If I had hut a thousand a year, Bobin Buff," what a treat I could give my friends. I would take every one of them to the Exposition to see the sights and bear the superb music EXPOSITION "When yon and I were young, Maggie," what a good time we used to have. Let us go to tbe Exposition and live the happy days over agafn. I always enjoy myself when I go there (Something New To-Morrow.) TBE DELEGATES GO HOME. Alter a Four Days' Session the Convention or Engineers Adjourns Many Questions Considered Officers Elected Tho Order Being More Completely Organized. The Convention of the Brotherhood of Engineers and tbe Brotherhood of Firemen adjourned yesterday afternoon after a four days' session. Most of the delegates left the city last evening, but some remained here to consider further the wori of some of the boards or committees. The delegates came from ali parts of the country, bat the majority are identified with the Pennsylvania system. .The next convention will be held in this city in 1S94. The officers elected for the next two years were: Chairman, S. P. Lowery, of Hnrris burg, snd Secretary, J. I. Welsh, of Erie. Manv questions relating to the order and railroads were discussed.1 For the tnost part alter being considered these were re ferred to the committees, which are still considering them. The great question be fore the present session was to form a closer organized body and effect a more permanent union. New mores have been made cautiously and every precaution taken to make no blunder. The members who have been here constitute what is known as the Board of Adjustment which includes repre sentatives from all sub-divisions. A delegate in discussing the work of the order last evening, said: "The Brother hood differs from other organizations in that we have few strikes. I am opposed to strikes, feeling that nothing is to be gained and believe all means should be re sorted to belore coming out. We work on an entirely different principle, and look after tbe interests of our members in the way of granting benefits to injured mem bers. On the question ot wages, our mem bers are divided. I believe we are too poorly paid for the risks we rnn, bnt no action has bee!) taken to make us think any change will be made. We are doing most ot our work in the way of completing oar organization so that we can work together better. "As to shorter hoars, tbe question was not seriously considered. We did not get along that far. The runs are made on bchcdule time and are gauged accordingly. This is a hard matter Jor us to deal with, more so than with any other vocation, and the only resort we have is to refuse to work after we are tired out so that we cannot do our duties properly. As to the effort to have the pay on the Columbus division equalto that of other places, no definite action was taken, and, indeed, only re ceived passing notice as yet We are not ready to take decisive action, bnt are direct ing our efforts in other directions. Our plans will come out at the proper time, but they cannot be given out at present. "Another thing that can be mentioned is the sympathy of our members for the Homestead strikers. No request has been made for definite contributions, but our members are voluntarily contributing something to their cause. The contribu tions have been abundant, and the Home stead locked-out men will receive good help from our Brotherhood from all over the country." THE CHINESE PICNIC. A Conple of Hundred of Them Take an Outing. The little grove up Highland avenue was the scene of a novel gathering. Some 200 or more Chinamen met there yesterday and spent the afternoon in pleasures peculiar to to their own country. The sound of tneir jabbering conld be heard for several blocks. They played many games, but fan tan seemed to have the call. The supper was a unique sight and the chop-sticks of the feasters clashed and clattered. The festivities lasted until 10 o'clock last night Supposed Thieves Captured. The Allegheny police authorities re ceived word by wire last night that two men had been arrested at East Palestine, O., with a lot of gold and silver watches and penknives, which they were trying to sell. One of the men is supposed to be a man named Rooney from Pittsburg, who was identified by a traveling salesman from this city. A New Carnegie Foundry. Seven carloads of structural iron have been received at Braddock for Carnegie's new foundry and machine shops. Many hundreds of tons of it will be required to complete the work, there being two build ine, each one 80 by 200 feet The work will be commenced as soon as the piers are finished. Increasing the Forco. The force of men is being constantly in creased at the Elba Iron Works. The fur naces are nearly all in operation and doing good work. The strikers are as determined as ever, and are doing nothing looking to a settlement. The managers say the plant will soon be in full operation. CABLE letters .concerning the capitals of the world s strong feature or THE DIS PATCH to-morrow. BIBER & EAST0N. DRESS GOODS. AT 25c You can buy an endless variety of checks, stripes and plaids, also plain goods in any color and fancy weaves in cords, diagonals, etc., in all colors. AT 35c AND 37 1-2c We show a .very choice line of plaids, stripes and checks in all the newest color ings. The above goods are very cheap. Having bought the entire stock of the man ufacturer, we are closing them out under price. v AT 50c We can sell you the best line of all-wool plaids, stripes, checks and mixtures to be found in the two cities. AT 75c AND $1.00 You can buy fine Scotch plaids in all the newest and"bright'colorings; these goods are in great demand now. Come early and get your choice. AT 75c You can buy the best 40-inch Serge, in all colors, that was ever sold for the money. AT 75c TO $2.00 You C3n buy all the new and choice styles in solid colors in the new weaves, such as Poplins, Diagonals, Chevrons, Epingline Cords, etc. AT 75c TO $2.50 A line of all the latest and best novelties shown anywhere. Among these are the newest things in changeable effects, stripes, mixtures, etc BIBER & EAST0N, BOB AND 007 MARKET STL OClS-TTS3a WALL PAPER. LATEST DESIGNS. J. KERWIN MILLER & CO., No. 543 Smithfield Street, FITTSBUBQ. sel3-Tt NEW ADVKKT1SEJ1E-N1S. The Leading Pittsburg, Pa., Dry Goods House. Saturday, Oct 15, Istl jos, mw & co;s PENN AVE. STORES. Gentlemen's Furnishings. The big trade that this department enjoys force it grows season by season. y ; : i .r.;. am it. 1 mA- uuying in large quantities iruui nio k ing makers of the world guarantees theit two things: SUPERIOR GOODS . AND LOW PEICEa It's easy to see how easier to know that it is so by paying & visit to the department. Good proofs in the new display of autumn Neckwear AT 50g. A large range of choice new styles and colors in Tecks, Puff3 and 4-in-J3?s. These are all new. very choice and unusually good for the price. Our complete display of fine to finest grades of Neckwear All now ready all the leading London and New York styles, including the three lead ing English makes and twice as manr in our own country, in Puffi, Tecks, 4-in-J37s, Ascots and the new flowing end scans, in silks and rating, plain and lancy colors, all new shapes and new designs. ite Shts. We haven't found any way of improving our "Stag's Head" Snirt, but we have had some made with a special short bosom that there were many calls for. The price is 51. Also a "finest" Stag's Head Laundered White Shirt at SI 50. Cut we can offer no shirt of any kind at any price that has more good honest value for the money than our .00 STAG'S HEAD White Shirt. We carry a complete line of the cele brated "Star" White Shirts in all qualities from 51 upward. Special orders for white shirts taken and special prices given on quantities. Underwear. We call especial attention to the values offered in Merino and Wool Underwear in light, medium and winter weights, at prices from oOc to 5L50. Brown Merfno Underwear $1.25 PER GARMENT. See the window display they were madt to sell at 51 50, and would be worth every cent of that price. Our price, 51 25. HALF HOSE. The celebrated "Stag's Head" brand on Hosiery insures better quality than the same prices can buy in any other line. Prices for black and colored cotton, black cashmere nnd plain and fancy merino, 2Jc and upward. Heavy Ribbed Cotton Sox at 20c, or thres pairs for 50c. GLOVES. All the leading makes in new styles and shades tor street or dress wear Dents, Per rino, Fowns and "F. C &F." NOTICE That the Gentlemen's Furnish ing Department is open SATURDAY EVENINGS until 9 O'CLOCK. JOS.H0RNE&CO., 609-621 PENN AVE. . ocl5 SECOND 1EEK OF OCTOBER. INGRAIN AND RAG CARPETS AT LOWEST PRICES EVER RETAILED We will offer this week two special bargains in best quality all-wool In grain Carpets. One lot at 55c and one at 600 per yard, regular price 75c. Our special offering in Rag Carpet will be two grades that sell every where at 30c and 37c a yard. Our prices will be 20c and 25c yard. These prices are made for THIS WEEK ONLY. EDWARD GROETZINGER, 627 AND 629 PENN AVE. OCll-TTSStl WEDDING INVITATIONS, calling cards, fixe stationery: W. V. DERMITT & CO., Engravers, rrfnrers. Stationers, Law Blank Publishers, WGrant street ana S9 Sixth avenu.