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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
A PROCESSION ON THE RIVEB.
Steamboat Owners inxions to Give a Mari
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
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
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
THE French Atlantic City and its fashions
by Mary Temple Bayard In THE DISPATCH
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
107 Federal St.
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
East liberty Branch,
fllSl Pen At.
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.
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.
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."
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
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
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.,
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
'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.
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
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 CHINESE PICNIC.
A Conple of Hundred of Them Take an
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
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
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
BIBER & EAST0N.
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
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
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
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,
BIBER & EAST0N,
BOB AND 007 MARKET STL
J. KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
No. 543 Smithfield Street,
The Leading Pittsburg, Pa.,
Dry Goods House. Saturday, Oct 15, Istl
jos, mw & co;s
PENN AVE. STORES.
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
. 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
$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.
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
Heavy Ribbed Cotton Sox at 20c, or thres
pairs for 50c.
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
609-621 PENN AVE. .
SECOND 1EEK OF OCTOBER.
LOWEST PRICES EVER RETAILED
We will offer this week two special
bargains in best quality all-wool In
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
These prices are made for THIS
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
W. V. DERMITT & CO.,
Engravers, rrfnrers. Stationers,
Law Blank Publishers,
WGrant street ana S9 Sixth avenu.