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v5jjrj" "V.? f&: ,. , SM2WBS2 but he walKed to hi messenger's desk and aked: "What can I do for yoij?" There was no response and in the im pressive quiet that followed the Mayor be came himself again. His lone arm's were extended to his audience. Thoughtfully he swung his head and when convinced that there would be no answer to his ques tion he began a speech that will ring down through time as the earnest effort of a mighty, earnest man. What can I do for you? I have much sym pathy for many otyoo.. More than you Im agine. Many of youare not wholly responsible for the lives you lead. Circumstances have made many of yon what you are. I wish I had the power to make It possible for each one of yon .to secure places in which to earn an honest living, ilanv of you are strancers here. Many of you have come from other towns and cities. Perhaps some of you have been induced to come here because of the toleration tliat has been granted by the po lice departments to the occupation you pros ecute. No Escape From His Duty. My duty Is an official duty. Tes, it Is true that for 32 months of my term I have per mitted you to pursue your calling. I know is is an evil. You know it is a sin. But I did not know how to remedy it. I would not have acted now" bad not the duty been forced upon me. The demand was made in such a way as to make escape impossible. When ministers, and men and women ana wives and mothers come to me and place their hands on the law which de fines my duty and ask me for an answer I cannot say no. I cannot escane the responsi bility. I cannot evade- it. It is a duty 1 rora which I tried to shrink. It was a bard task, but I on ed it to myself as a public official. I owed it to the people or this city to act Whatever the responsibility may he I am willing to assume it. I have done what I consider to be a duty.. I am willing to an swer lor my action to all people. Tes, tlio Christian people of this citv should now come forwaid and help you. If there he those among you who wish to lead decent and honorable lives now is the hour when bands should be reached out to help. In relation to Mr. Brown's order to drive you unfortunate women out on the Btreets of this city on five hours' notice, l can only say it was cruel, ruthless, inhuman and un just. The Indecent haste was, in myjnds ment, for a purpose. There was no necessi ty I or such an unreasonable proceeding. The law requires no snch action. The law Justifies no such harsh treatment. Humanity Should Have Dictated the Order Many of you have fathers and mothers somewhere. Many of you have brothers and sisters somewhere with whom you might wish to communicate, and the promptings of humanity should have dictated a course which noula enable you to write your friends and prepare to find a home some wheie. 1 want the law enforced, and I propose to insist on Its enforcement. And the people of this city I feel sure want the houses of prostitution suppressed. But I do not ask, and right thinking people do not ask, that jou unfortunate women should he driven out like cattle upon the streets in the dark ness of night. The earnest, eloquent and almost pathetic speech was evidently not what the women had come to hear, and many of them were deeply affected. The reference to their families moved nearly all of them to tears, and many of them, the younger ones, sobbed aloud. It was a novel, a touching sight. The unhappy unfortunates clung to each other. "With their heads bowed to each other's shoulders they swayed and moaned like ones condemned. Their grief lor the time seemed greater than they could bear, and their subdued, painful sobs went out over the curious spectators in the ro tunda like a cruel rebuke to the unbounded levity that was being enjoyed. J.he .Mayor, alter concluding his speech, stood for lully a minute watching the out casts writhing in their misery. He was not moved by anger. His eyes glistened and his thioat swelled with emotion. Sublime pity and kindly charity were conspicuous on every feature of his face, now paled by agitation. His lips quivered like a truant boy's. He was overcome. He had broken down. Twice he endeavored to speak, but twice his voice relused to sound, and with his whole frame trembling like an aspen, he started for his private room. They Have Xo Homei 2?ow. When he had moved but one step he seemed composed, and extending his hands like a minister about to pray, he said: "Go home now and " "We have no homes now," the leading lady broke in, "ws must live on the streets." "2o," the Mayor replied, "Go to your homes and remain there until the time fixed by the order of the police. In the meantime 1 will endeavor to have the Christian people of Pittsburg do something lor yon." He then turned and hurried into his private apartment where alone with his mental suffering he yielded to his feel ings like a tender child. The women slowly filed out of the room. As they went they "struggled to wipe away all evidence of their weeping and many of them smiled through their tears. They went directly down stairs to Chief Brown's office. They were informed that the Chief w as absent and was not receiving visitors. They then called at the office of Superin tendent O'Mara where they were given the same information. They then turned to the streets and went out into the world from which no ray of light or hope is ever cast for them. The visit of the women to City Hall yesterday was an event of striking interest in the history of city governments. Such a movement never before occurred. Hot long after the 4G women had left City Hall three more of their class called at the Mayor's office. His Honor relused to see them. His clerks advised them to go away. They hesitated and finally sent word to the Mayor that they wanted to be committed to the worEhouse. They seemed impudent and were careless of their words and actions. Proposed to Annoy the Officials. 'Tell the girls they must go to a commit ting magistrate if they desire to be impris oned," was the message sent back by the Mayor. They then said they did not "want to go to prison, but that they were de termined to annoy all those in any way re sponsible for their present positions. Mayor Gourley asks that all ministers and others who want to help these unfor tunate women who are willing to reform to call on him at his office at 2 o'clock this . afternoon. It is expected that the meeting with the Mayor this afternoon will develop some plan by which the women who are without money wiil at least be assisted to leave the city. It is argued by many of the ministers that the women who own the pl.-.ces and who have made large fortunes in their call ings should be compelled to aid and as sist any of those who are now embar rassed. Many ministers and citizens called on the Mayor yesterday. All of them applauded the position he had taken under" the law. Rev. Mr. McCrory was among the callers. His house had been besieged during the day by women wanting him to help them. As the Mayor bad the same experience, he conld give Eer. Mr. McCrory but little comfort. SPREADING TO ALLEGHENY. Jinny of the Outcasts Go to the Nchslde for Homes They Sleet "With. No Kn cooraEement There Mayor Kennedy Talks on the Subject. The Pittsburg police order concerning the closing of disorderly houses has already been felt in Allegheny. A large number of the inmates of Pittsburg houses were in Allegheny yesterday, many of them trying to secure boardings, while others tried to tent houses or rooms. Alderman Braun, in speaking of the Pittsburg police order, said yesterday that the proprietors of disorderly houses in the First ward had been besieged by Pittsburg women on Wednesday night and yesterday, asking for boarding and lodging, as many as ten applications being made at one house. But the orders that he had issued on Wednesday had been strictly complied with, and not one house had opened its doors to anyone, either male or female. In speaking of the raiding ordinance Mayor Kennedy has submitted to Councils Alderman Braun said there is no necessity tor Councils passing such, an ordinance. He claims that the laws of the State are sufficient if tbey are .enforced. He says 'that concentration is the best way to deal with disorderly hts'ses, and that the Pitts burg police order will tend to scatter them all over the city. ,.- Mayor Kennedy thinks the order will flood Allegheny with fallen women unless stringent measures are taken at once. He savs Allegheny is a city of residences, and that if disorderly houses exist tbey should be located in sections where businen houses and factories largely predominate. . AN OPEN AIR MEETING. Six of the Women Confer on the Street and Decide to Resist the Police Order They Will Protect the Inmates of Their Houses. All the disorderly houses in Pittsburg were closed yesterday and last night. A few of the women at least made a pretence at obeying the police order implicitly, and all of tbem denied having been notified that the order to close had been delayed in its effect until 4 o'clock this afternoon to give them an opportunity to consult with friends, if they have any, and to provide themselves with new homes if their friends do not ma terialize. Six of the women who own and manage disorderly honses in this city held a meet ing on the Btreet at Ferry and Seeond ave nue yesterday afternoon after they had listened to the Mayor's speech. They de cided to stand together in protecting the women now in their houses, and they de cided to resist any effort on the part of the police department to compel the women to leave their houses or the city. They had been advised by an attorney that the police could not interfere with them so long as they closed their houses to visitors and did not maintain their places for immoral pur poses. Afraid of Being Arrested. The street meeting of the women was rarely interesting. They were all greatly excited and all insisted upon talking at the same time. Tbev deplored the condition that I compelled them to hold this conference on the high way, but thev insisted that they were fearful of going into any one of their honses least the detachment of police on special duty in the condemned district would arrest them for opening their houses even to themselves. The women talked of the closing order in all its bearings. They contended that they had been imposed upon by everybody and that in the matter of rents and every thing they purchased they were compelled to pay extravagant prices. During their discus sions, which were frequently loud and earnest, they sawed the air with their hands, and before they realized it a crowd of men and hoys had collected about them and were listening with a morbid interest to every word they were saying. Two policemen were finally attracted by the gathering which was promptly dispersed. Investigation later developed tnat each of the six women had gone to their resorts and had notified the females in their places that they need not leave and that they could remain as guests until the Christian people of the city had arranged to provide lor them. This decision somewhat sur prised the police authorities. Last night they were unable to say just how the women could resist their" order or just how fartheir order would go in closing houses to the women as homes after the places had been closed to visitors. The Order Will Be Enforced. "We will inquire into this phase of the question to-morrow," Superintendent O'Mara said last night. "Our order goes into effect at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, and we will enforce the order just as far as the plain law will let us go." Notwithstanding the decision of the six women to protect"the inmates of their own houses, First, Second and Third 'avenues, where the condemned places are located, was all day yesterday almost blockaded with express wagons carting away heavy trunks and furniture, and all day and np until midnight those thoroughfares were literally alive with the women who had been driven out by the police authorities. There was no apparent distress among the outcasts. They had no particular reason for being on the streets and they seemed to be devoting themselves to abusing those re sponsible for their distress, and inconven ience. Many of them spent most of the day and night in calling upon the ministers who have been active against them. Abont 40 of the women, both black and white, called on Rev. J. T. McCrory at his residence at 371 Wylie avenue about 7 o'clock last evening. The crowd was orderly, but the police were on hand to suppress any disturbance that might arise. They ask ed to see Mr. McCrory, and when he presented himself, they stated that they were without a place to stop tor the night and demanded admittance to his house or some other place of shelter. They were in formed that he could not provide for them. An Interview With Mr. McCrory. "Are you not a director of the Bethel Home?" asked one of the women. "I am but I cannot give you an order to get in there," replied Mr. McCrory. With that the women withdrew. The visit created considerable excitement in the neighborhood of the residence and many of the curious ones antscipated trouble. In this they were disappointed, however, as the women were well behaved and after meeting with Mr. McCrory's re iusal to aid them departed at once. Seven inmates of the disorderly houses called on Rev. Dr. Sands, pastor of the Forty-fourth Street TJ. P. Church, and one of the most vigorous in the campaign against the houses, yesterday afternoon and applied for aid. Police Captain Brophy was present when the women came, and says that Dr. Sands refused to help them. ONLY HIS PLAIN DUTY. Superintendent of Police O'Mara Talks of Mayor Gonrleys Speech. Superintendent O'Mara went to his home early in the atternoon. He wa's in an ugly temper on account of the Mayor's speech. Before leaving for home Mr. O'Mara said: "His Honor, Mayor Gourley, accuses me of neglect of duty if not worse in not suppressing those places without his order. If I had done so belore the late excitement on the sub ject I may safely infer that I would have been promptly accused of over-officious-ness. The fiat emanated from Mayor Gour ley to Chief Brown and from J. O. Brown to me. "If I had been dilatory in executing the order through mercy to the unfortunate women I would have been accused of gross neglect of duty and held responsible for it."' Women to Help Women. A meeting ot members of the County W. C T. TJ. will be held in the lecture room of the Smithfield Street M. E. Church to-day at 2 P. M. The meeting is called in the in- OOO T THREE MONTHS' GAINS -OF- rHE .DLETS. September, October, November, 1890, September, October, November, iSgi, September, October, November, iSp2, THE DISPATCH WANTS k ml mar mamimmimaiKniim cr.. r j jet i ajTHE PrTTSBURB terest oi the women thrown out of homes through the action of the police authorities. WHERE THEY HAVE GONE. Surrounding; Towns Becelve the Women Discarded by Pittsburg Many Will Lo cate Within Easy Beach of This City The Communities Stirred Tip. Special telegrams indicate that many of the outcasts irom the disorderly houses in Pittsburg'are taking refuge in neighboring towns. The telegrams are appended: Johnstown Twenty dissolute women from Pittsburg arrived in this city to-day, and they announced that more will come if tbey are not persecuted. A large number of disorderly houses flourish under the pro tection of the police here, and the visitors were speedily quartered, all over the place, pending their arrangements tor getting houses to live in. To-day a real estate man concluded a deal for the lease of a large and handsome house in the central part of the city, and to-night furniture is going in and other appointments to make sumptuous quarters lor fromadozen to two score of the new arrivals. McKeesport Some 25 women who have been living in Pittsburg, who were formerly of this city, have returned here since the 'edict of the police of Pittsburg closed their establishment They have been necessa rily very conspicuous here since their re turn, because they have to hustle to find places to live. On Fifth avenue a party of tbem paraded on this ostensible quest, while one of them, really a fine singer, ren dered a solo of "Driven From Home" very effectively. The local authorities are grieved and perplexed over the problem of what to do with them. Butler A number of the women affected by the order of the Pittsburg police ap peared in Butler, and are very much in evidence all over the town to-night When questioned as to their business they say they are prospective tenants looking for vacant houses. Two or three of them have succeeded in renting places, and propose to locate here. This invasion has, figura tively, "torn up the town," and no little indignation is expressed among the sterner moralists about what they are pleased to call Pittsburg's brazen effrontery in dump ing her filth on her neighbors in the name of morality. Beaver Quite an addition to the the "sporting" women, so called, has been made here by recruits from Pittsburg. They are all, or profess to be, in search of houses or rooms to rent, and in the pursuit of that purpose have made their appearance in quarters of the town where they have never been seen before. Hew Castle The women driven out of Pittsburg have sent their quota to New Castle. Their prominence as street figures here has called attention to them, and there is much comment on the question of this sort of thing benefiting the community at large. Some of the visitors are making shrewd and thoronghly business-like efforts to locate here, and it is probable that a proportion of them will succeed. Greenshurg "Oh, yes, we'll keep going, if you folks insist on it," said a noisely dressed woman to an officer on the best resi dence street here to-day, "but where shall we go next? The police have fired us out ot Pittsburg, and we came here. If we can't stay here, we'll try all the good places be tween here and Harrisburg. You see we've got to go somewhere, we can't get off the earth." 'The woman was one of several ar- rivals from Pittsburg to-day. Most of the visitors went on, but some of them will lo cate here if they are permitted. They are on the wing on account of the recent raid made by Pittsbnrg authorities. MANY GETTING AWAY. Tho Outcasts Leave on Every Train for Other Cities for a Home. Nearly every train leaving Pittsburg yes terday carried on it some of the women who have been thrown upon the world by the closing order of the police. Several of the unfortunates went to Philadelphia and other Eastern cities and not a few of them went to Buffalo, Wheeling and Cleveland. It was stated yesterday that only those who had" accumulated and saved money were leaving. One woman applied to Chief Elliot for railroad fare to go to Chicago. She was assisted. The Chief is of the opinion that many others will apply to him within the week. MAY TAKE THEIR CHOICE. Councils W1B Allow the Central Board to Choose Between the Fifth Avenne Market or the Price A Rocky Boad for Franchise Seekers. Select Council held a special session yes terday, at which Mr. Bobertson offered a resolution for a committee of three, in con junction with the Chief of the Department of Pnblic'Safety, to confer with the Central Board of Education as to whether it is ad visable to sell the Fifth avenue market house property and credit the proceeds of the sale, or as much thereof as may be necessary, to the Central Board of Educa tion for the purchase of other property that might be more desirable for High School purposes, better located and cheaper. The resolution was adopted. Ordinances changing the name of Mc Kee place to Ward street; sewers on Chauncey street, Matilda street, Laurel alley and Picnic street; establishing the grade of Juliet street and Cato street; opening Arlington avenue. Millvale street and Hamilton street; grading, paving and curbing a portion of Forty-third street, were passed finally. The ordinance granting the South Twenty-first Street Incline Company the right to erect an incline from South Twenty-first street to Arlington avenue was amended so as to compel the company to file a bond $150,000 before beginning the work as a guarantee of good faith, and the ordinance went over for printing. The ordinance granting certain rights of way to the Morningside and Highland Park Railway was taken up for third reading and Mr. Warmcastle moved for an indefinite postponement and the motion was defeated. The ordinance was then voted for and failed for want of a legal majority, the vote being 18 to 5. This meeting was held on account of the summary adjournment by President Ford on Monday, when the members failed to re port at 2 o'clock, the legal hour for assem bling. The members did not take the les son to heart for it was 2:30 when a quorum was secured yesterday. Borrowed Bazor and Overcoat. Richard Zink was committed to jail by Alderman Toole yesterday to await a hear ing to-day on a charge of larceny by bailee preferred by Michael Snow. Snow alleges that he gave Zink a razor to he sharpened and that Zink came baok in a short time and borrowed an overcoat to go over to the West End. That was on November 22 and he has not seen either of the articles since and so brought snit AAA SO 12,762 18,491 21.971 PAY EVERY TIME. ii t um shii ifci i in i t i i awj ".hiti , ,- ,. - . DISPATCH, r FRIDAT, DECEMBER " 2, 1892. ALLEGHENY IN LINE. The Mayor Bequests Councils Pass a Balding Ordinance. to SEVEBE PENALTIES SUGGESTED. Action Postponed on the Department Chiefs' Tennre Measure. CITIZENS DEMAND ALL CITT "WORK The suppression of the social evil, now agitating Pittsburg, was brought to the at tention of Allegheny Common Council last evening through a communication from Mayor Kennedy requesting that an ordi nance be passed similar to the one in opera tion in Pittsburg, authorizing the poliae officials to raid houses of a disorderly character. President Parke asked for a suspension of the rules, and read the fol lowing communication from Mayor Ken nedy: AtiioBEiT, Dec L To the'TIonorable the Conmon Council or the City of Allegheny: Gehtxemet I respectfully request that at your special meeting this evening the rules he suspended to admit the presenting of an ordinance to control houses of ill-fame and Illicit liquor selling. Pittsburg under her ordinance has closed all houses of such character, and we musthe In a position to prevent these people from opening houses In our city. It will also give us a chance to close up such bouses as may now be here and thoroughly stop the gjde of liquors without a license. Tours respect fully, W. II. Kbumedt, Mayor. Fixing Penalties for Disobedience. The accompanying ordinance was read: Section 1 Be it enacted, etc., that from and after the passage of this ordinance all houses of Ill-fame, all houses frequented by persons for lewd and unchaste purposes, all unlicensed dance honses, and all houses and places where Intoxicating liquors are sold without licenso or contrary to the laws of this Commonwealth shall be deemed and held to be disorderly houses, and the police of said city are empowered to arrest every keeper thcieor,and everyperson found there in and to bring all such persons before the Mayor or any police magistrate of said city for examination and hearing, and each such described person whom the Mayor or police magistrate shall adjudge entity of maintain ing such houses, or of visiting the same for Improper purposes, shall he fined not less than $5 nor more than $100 for each offense, and in default of payment of Such fine and costs shall be committed to the Allegheny county workhouse for a period of not less than 90 days. Section 2 All fines collected, as aforesaid, shall be accounted for by the Mayor or po lice magistrate and paid to the City Treas urer for use of the city of Allegheny. The ordinance was read and referred to the Committee on Public Safety. When the ordinance increasing the terms of the chiefs of departments to four years was taken up Mr. Koehler moved to in definitely postpone action.' Mr. Rudolph thought the ordinance un constitutional and that the special act of 1870, which did not give to Councils the power of fixing the terms of officers, ap plied to the matter. Councils Conld Fix the Tenure. . City Solicitor Elphinstone was called on and said the gentleman was mistaken. The second-class city charter act provided for tbem and Councils could fix the term of of fice. Mr. Gerwig opposed the motion to in definitely nostpone. The ordinauce should not be so summarily dealt with; all should have a chance to express themselves and it should lay over to the regular meeting. The motion to postpone was lost. Mr. Knox then offered an amendment to the ordinance, making the term for which the chiefs will be 'elected in January, 1893, three years, and the terms .fitter that four years. His reasons for this, he said, were that now the chiefs are elected right in the midst of the canvass of Councilmen for re election. There would be an influence ex erted by each over the other's election. The amendment would change this and have the chiefs elected in the middle of the Councilmanic term. Mr. Gerwig favored the amendment. There was no doubt, he said, ot the elec tions of Chiefs and Councilmen close to gether exerting its influence on both. On a vote, however, the amendment was lost by 13 ayes to 22 nays. On motion of Mr. Dahlinger the ordi nance was then laid over until the next regular meeting. The ordinance to refund the assessments paid by the School Street Chapel for the grading and paving of School and Kilbuck streets failed for the want of a legal major ity. The vote was 20 ayes to 18 nays. Willing to Tight the Case. City Solicitor Elphinstone was granted the floor, and said he wished some instruc tions. He informed the Council of the mandamus petitioned for by citizens of the Twelfth ward to compel a reassessment of the taxables in the ward and a reappor tionment so as to give the ward two Com mon Councilmen instead of one. The case is to be argued December 10, and be wanted to know if he would resist the petition. He conld do so, as he thought the petition is fatally defective, and that the court will quash tit. The Twelfth ward no doubt did not have a fair apportionment, but he thought it impru dent to open up the apportionment matter at this time. It might involve all the wards, as it would change the quotient. Further,ifitisopencdforone ward all would be entitled to it and there had been com plaints from several wards. There may have been an injustice to the Twelfth wa'd, but he did not think it advisable to open up the matter at this time, so near the begin ning of another term, and it might reflect in Councils. On motion of Mr. Knox the City Solicitor was instructed to oppose the petition. Upon the call of wards a number ot papers were presented and referred to the proper committees. One petition wa as follows: That the city of Allegheny shall have a proviso in all ot its contracts or awards for work to be done either by the city or by contract through others for the city, that none shall be employed to per forin such contract or work except by citi zens of the United States, and that prefer ence shall be given to the citizens of Alle gheny City over others. Among the signa tures to the petition seven were written in German. Disposing of Routine Business. Ordinances regrading and repaying Basin street and Ella street and for an act to assess on abutting property the additional cost when streets that have been paved are repaved with a superior pavement, were presented. The following measures were passed finally: Ordinances fixing rents for Carnegie Hall, for sewers on Charles street, Wolf alley, Sawmill alley, Magnolia street, La mont street, North street, Hazel street; grading, paving and curbing Kirkpatrick avenue, Wolf alley, West Market street, Roberts street, High street, Lamont street; requiring connections to be made with sewers; regulating the construction of sew ers; naming O'Neil street, Eleventh ward; prohibiting erection, etc., of barbed wire fences; to lay water main from Howard street station to Montgomery hill tank; awarding contract lor regrading and repay ing Cabinet street; to advertise foivbids for a retaining wall at the Howard street pump ing station; repealing ordinances opening Bodgers street; changing the sidewalk line on Hemlock street: authorizing the sale of the iron fence around ' City ,Hall, and to purchase a lot on Villa street. Police Business In Allegheny. The Allegheny Central station report for the month of November shows the total num ber of arrests to have been 808, workhouse commitments, 38; jail commitments,. 19; discharged. 60; sent to jail, for ball, 4; entered bail for court. 3; paid fines 185: amount receive froa fines, f 1,673 80., MURPHY'S DENIAL. He Says He Never Beceived a Cent for His Advocacy of the Keeley Care Denounc ing an Anonymous Communication Bluny Men Sign the Pledge. The fact that Francis Murphy was to speak at Lafayette Hall last night was the means of attracting a very large crowd of people to that place. The audience was both large and appreciative, and Mr. Mur phy on his appearance was tendered quite an ovation. In his speech Mr. Murphy emphatically denied that he had ever re ceived a cent of money from Dr. Keeley or anyone for advocating that cure. The speaker had from his personal experience as well as from his investiga tions that drunkenness is a disease, and should be treated as such. The speaker was advocating temperance for the good there is in it, and not for the money to be derived, and as far as the Keeley cure was concerned it was a cure for drunkenness, and he intended to work .for it, as should all good Christian people. Mr. Murphy said that his investigation of the Keeley cure was among some of the most prominent men in the country, and he learned not onlv from themselves, but from their wives the good done. Mr. Murphy ) also spotce ot an anonymous communica tion published in an afternoon paper which attacked him and he denounced this as be ing cowardly and unmanly. Following this Mr. Murphy made one of his charac teristic addresses. Other addresses were made by Joseph L. Hunter, Erasmus Wilson, Rev. B. F. Mont gomery and J. M. Kelly. The last-named speaker said that the Keeley Club was an organization whose object was temperance, and who worked for that cause and not for money. He desired mill owners or others desirous of having meetings held in their mills or factories to calf on him or Mr. Mnrphy and tbey would be accommodated. A large number of pledge signers was ob tained. Another meeting will be held to night, and one on Sunday in Carnegie Hall, Allegheny. YOU it rooms will not long he empty If yon advertise them In THIS DISPATCH cent-a-word adlets. WILL CHANGE TO COAL. Gas Will Be Discarded and the Old Foci Used In the Carnegie Mills. The trouble between the Carnegie Steel Company and the Philadelphia Gas Com pany was reported yesterday to have been settled, but Secretary Lovejoy would neither affirm nor deny the report He said that on account of the difficulty the com pany's plants would discard gas and use coal in the future. The change will not cause much difficulty, as the works are so arranged that it'will not take more than 48 hors to make the necessary arrangements. ITejoid the plants would not be closed at all and that things would run along smoothly while the change was being made. ACE0S3 THE CONTINENT. A Southern Batlroad Official Traveling With His Family In Style. A. Tripp, of Charleston, S. C, General Manager of the Columbia, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad, is a visitor in the city. He came with his family in a special car and will remain until this evening when he leaves for Philadelphia. The party has visited Cbattanoosa, Chicago and other Western cities, the trip being one of business and pleasure combined. Part of Mr. Tripp's business is to 'personally meet the bondholders of his company to secure their approval of some contemplated im provements. CUT HIS THBOAT. John Mnrphy Says He Tried to Commit Suicide When About to Sink. John Murphy, aged about 65 years, cut his throat yesterday morning at Central station. When brought before the Magis trate on a charge of drunkenness It was noticed that he was very weak and a police man saw blood on his coat collar. A hand kerchief was wound around his neck. When it was removed a ghastly wound was re vealed. Murphy said he had done the deed jnst as he was sinking under the waves. It was found that he was suffering from delirium tremens. He was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital. His injury is not dangerous. Parson Davles Goes Tbxongh, Parson Davies, the noted sport, passed throngh the city on the limited last night on his way home to Chicago. He had been in New York to witness the Costello-Greg-gains fight and wasn't much impressed by it The exhibition encounter in Chicago next week between Jackson and Choynski is under the Parson's care and he expects it to be a big financial success. Heavy Immigrant Travel. The immigrant season has reopened, and for the first time since the cholera scare trains pass through crowded with forefjners from every land and clime. The B.&O. road has been running special immigrant trains for several days. Yesterday morning a trainload came in, and 75 immigrants re mained in this city. In Memoriam. At a meeting of the Brewers' Assoeiatf o n of Alleghenv County, held at Pittsburg, De cember 1, 1S92, it was resolved: Whereas, It has pleased Divine Provi dence to call from our midst our friend and member. Damns Lutz; and Whereas, We keenly feel the absense of our assoolate from our meetings; therefore belt Resolved. That we sincorelr condole with the family of the deceased, and by this act ure express tho deep sorrow which each and all of his fellow members feel at his depart ure. Resolved, further, that this be entered on our minutes and a copy thereof De sent to the bereaved family; be it also Itesolved, That we attend the interment of our deceased fellow-member In a body. C. BAEtTEBLEIlT, T. F. Straus, Committee. Attest: Jomr G. Waltber, Secretary. Men's 814 and SIS Overcoats and Suits for SO 85. After our immense trade in overcoats and suits during the past two weeks we have left small quantities of different lots which have been selling at $14 and $15. We make It a point whenever a lot Is reduced to five or six of a kind to sell them at less than half the cost of manufacture. We have, there fore, bunched all our small lots, placed them in onr well-lighted basement, and you can have your choice of any overcoat or suit for $6 85. Remember, they all are gar ments that sold for $14 and $15. Inquire for the $5 85 bargains. P. C. C U, Clothiers, Corner Grant and Diamond streets. Musical Christmas Gifts. Washburn mandolins and guitars. Klebera' specialty banjos. Higham's celebrated cornets, fine old violins. Musical wrappers and cabinets. 100 styles of mandolins and guitar3 from $5 up. 25 styles of banjos from $3 up. Mermod's inusio boxes. Vocal and Instrumental folios. At 11. Klober & Bro.'s, 506 wood street Pine Fancy Goods In Bewildering Profusion impossible to enumerate come and see them now open plainly marked at moderate prices. We are satisfied you will find something to please you. Come now and avoid the rush later on. Jos. Richbauj & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. Wanted. A wife who can handle a broom. Brush down cobwebs and sweep the room) That Is never oross to a poor old sinner. But serves Marvin's bread ana smiles it dinner. Secohd-haito pianos, "uprights" and "squares." Some KOod-as new. Get one at a bargain. Casb or payments. Mkixor & Hosts, 77 Fifth avenue. 6haix In size,- great in results: Do .Witt's Little Early Bisors. Best pill for constipation, utss lor sws SHWun ibu bout btobsw """"" . . z, - . . : z "t".js. JatTi tr j -t . . -. . us j.. r . . a . . t xj(. i u .c r. - . . n tn" aebested'a JOVENILE OANG. Small Boys Charged With Systematic Bob bery of Commission Honses. Commission merchants of Liberty street have been bothered for some months past by some persons who have been regularly stealing baskets of grapes, fruit and in fact anything else they could manage to carry off. The operations of these thieves were brought to a sndden close yesterday by the arrest of five boys on information of W. L Mayer. The boys' names are James Gor man, Frank Waskoski, Peter Ford, Peter Knuff and CharleySwint It is alleged that these five boys stole four caddies ot tobacco from the front of Mr. Mayer's store and afterward took them to Joseph Lowtz, who bought them for one-fourth their actual value. Lowitz was arrested with the boys for securing stolen goods. It appears that the boys have been making a practice of disposing'of the fruit and materials they stole, to Lowitz. Low Hz claims that he thought the boys had been given permission to dig for the goods in the ruin of some fire as this was the excuse thev always gave. Sometimes they told Lowitz that they had been given' a basket or two of fruit apiece for having done their day's work so well. Alderman McKenna gave the boys and Lowitz a hearing and held them for court in default of bail. Later in the day bail was procured for Lowitz and Swint and they were released. LOOKING FOE MONET. Wealthy Citizens to Be Asked to Contribute to the Allegheny Park Fnnd. The Allegheny Citizens' Park Committee met in Mayor Kennedy's private office last night to report progress on the park project and discuss plans. Subscriptions to the amount of 13,000 were reported, contrib uted as follows: William Mullins, $1,000; W. H. Singer, S1.000; Joshua Rhodes, $1,000; W. and H. Walker, 52,000; J. D. SImen, 51,000; D. T. Watson, 51,000; T. M. Marshall. 51,000; T. M. Marshall. Jr., 51, 000; R. H. Gillilord, 51.000; J. B. Haines, 51,000; W. A. Stone, 51,000; James Hunter, 51,000, which, added to the 527,000 already reported, makes the grand total now con tributed to be 540,500. A long list of names of persons who will likely contribute liberally was prepared, together with a circular letter, and those selected will be called upon and the circu lar handed to them by solicitors during the coming week. It is expected that the con tributions will amount to 5100,000 in a short time. Mayor Kennedy said last night that the committee was satisfied with the progress of the park project and with the contribu tions as well. A Fprtnne for Two Printers. A stranger came to the city a few days ago and began a search for two printers named Smith. A valuable farm in the cen tral part of Illinois is awaiting the two printers. He has met all the Smiths that nave any connection with a printing office, but has failed to find the missing. Atter a night with the boys Yours for a clear head Bromo-Soltzer. DRESS GOODS FOR HOLIDAY BUYERS. We offer this week ioo pieces -of Wool Fancies, Cheviots, Stripes, Plaids and Mixtures, AT 50c A YARD. A SPECIAL BARGAIN. Ladies' Japanese .Silk Handkerchiefs. We bought the balance of an importer's stock 50 ' per cent under the regular prices, ibout 300 diner ent designs, scalloped edges and handsomely em broidered, in plain white and delicate colors, on sale now at 20c, 25c, 30c, 40c and 50c each. COB. FIFTH IE AND MARKET ST. no27-KWsu Leading antl Largest Jewelry and Art Stores. RR & GRAND HOLIDAY OPENING. A magnificent exhibition of new, rich, rare and beautiful goods in every one of the many great departments. DIAMOND DEPARTMENT: Gems of purest ray beautifully mounted in the very latest effects. JEWELRY DEPARTMENT: In a thousand and one happy conceits that you'll find nowhere else. WATCH DEPARTMENT: Plain or uniquo shapes in polished, chased, engraved or jeweled cases. SILVER DEPARTMENT: Where are innumerable gifts of utility or simply beautiful and ornamental. ART DEPARTMENT: BED KOOM Statuary, Vases. Cabinets. DRESDEN BOOM Pottery and Bric-a- Brac. , BLUE BOOM Eich and beautiful Cut Glass. ONYX ROOM Clocks, Tables and Lamps, This invi'es every reader of this paper to pay.an early visit If you are ready to buy ii Hiaite your selections eariy, anu we keep them for you. E.' if. ROBERTS & SONS, UtH Ave.- ml Martet HI deS-HW . 1" - f jfc i ". C deS-tW . . L ,,.'.' . , tlWUHj. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Tne Leading Dry Goods House. Pittstmrg, Ps, Friday, Dec. 3,139 JOS. HOHNE&GQS PENN AVE. STORES, All ready For the Holidays. toliday Ribbon Sale! Several .thousand yards, fine Ribbons, bought ex pressly for holiday trade, and offered now at ex tremely low prices. No. 22 Satin Oros Grain Kibbons, all pun silk, all shades, at 25c a yard. Ho. 40 Satin Gros Grain Eibbons, all port silk, all shades, at 35c a yard. 5-inch Satin Gros Grain Eibbons, all pnr silk, all shades, at 50o and 60o a yard. 5-inch Taffeta Gros Grain Eibbons, all pura silk, all shades, at 58o a yard. Moire Ribbons, Not 3 to 30, Best shades, locto35caYard JUST 1-2 PRICE. Jioliday Linens! GIFTS THAT DELIGHT THE HOTJSE "WTFE. You are assured of getting tha best your money will buy and a good, reliable, wearable Linen, however llttlo the price. "WE IMPORT DIEECT EVEEY YABD OF OTJE LLNEtfa Bleached Damask Sets, put up In neat boxes a handsome cloth with 12 nap kins to match at $2.75, ?3.E0, H and ?5 per set. A great variety ot select de signs. " Finer qualities Bleached Damask Sets, fringed and with open work, $3.50, $4.50, $5.50, $7, $8.50 and $10 per set. Finer to. finest qualities of Hemstitched Bleached Damask Sets (all in boxes) at $5.50, $6, $8, $10, $12.50 and up to $40 per set. A great variety of beautiful new patterns in small Linens Napkins,- Doyleys, Tray Covers, Lunch Cloths and Side, board Scarfs. Also exclusive new patterns In Stamped Linens for working greatly in demand for holiday presents in Tray Covers, Carving Cloths, Doyleys, Scarfs and Slats in all qualities of Linen, Comforts For Xmas GIffs. Even the $1 print-covered Cotton-fiHed Comfort is good the Cotton clean and soft r A new lot of cheese cloth covered Cotton Comforts, very pratty patterns, at $2.50 and upward. But the most of the giving is In Down Cora)t i forts, and our special preparations hava been in these. Sateen-covered Down-filled Comforts, $4.50 to-$13. 50 each. Silk-covered Down-filled Comforts, $8.73 to $75 each. Take early advantage of the large assort rnents and low prices now prevailing. JOS.HORNE&CO.'S PENN AVENUE STORES. de2 Greatest value for the money. Prices that are a revelation of wonder, as to the qualities. Men's Black Velvet Slippers, 50c , Men's Black Velvet Slippers, 75c, embroidered and chenille. Men's Black and Brown Vel vet Patent Leather and Imita tion Alligator, trimmed, at $i. Men's Black Beaver Cloth Flannel Lined, at $i.oo. Boys' Velvet Slippers, 500 to $1.00. Ladies' Velvet Slippers, 750 to $1.00. Ladies' Beaver Cloth Flan nel Lined Slippers at 85c and $1.00. t Gentlemen's Dancing Pumpa at $1.50 and $2.00, Patent Leather and Fine Dongola. G. D. SIMEN'S,. 78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENWV SLIPPERS! SLIPPERS!