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With Gigantic Possibilities
Behind it Conies Home.
Furnished From the East, Show How
Cable Lines May Stretch '
Grade Crossings, Gas,Water and the Bridges
All Subordinated.
"Whether with or without adequate rea
son, considerable excitement has already
been stirred up in the eastern end of the
Etate over a seemingly innocent but un
doubtedly important supplement to the act
incorporating motor
companies, prepared
and about to be in.
troducedinthe Legis
lature by Represen
tative Marland, of
Pittsburg. The Dis
patch has before
alluded to the bill.
The Ihther of the BilV , , . ...
J x J but, it appears, with
out any detailed information as to
its actual or implied purposes. If
the Philadelphia Press of yesterday
morning was right in its interpreta
tion of the bill, the people of Pittsburjr, or
at least scores of Pittsburg corporations
whose privileges are defined and limited by
the act, are vitally interested in it, pro or
con. Here is what the Press said of it:
Mr. Marland is a Pittsburg member, and while
he presumably introduces the bill In the inter
est of the motor company of Pittsburc, the
traction company will also derive every advan
tage contained within its provisions. The
law prohibits any person from tunneling under
or passing over, by work, the conduits of any
motor or cable company for the purpose of
malting water, gas or other connections for any
purpose whatever, without first notifying the
Tinder this provision if a private citizen
wanted to connect his house with the gas and
water mains and it was necessary to pass under
the conduits of the traction company, he wonld
have to first notify the company before the
work could be done. The law also gives the
company the option of doing the work itself if
it does not care to trust a private contractor.
Any violation of these provisions is punishable
by a fine
In addition to this the proposed law gives the
motor companies the right of way. This the
traction company always had. Other privi
leges granted them are to cross tracks of all
other companies, to build bridges at grade and
to cross all bridges along lhe route of the com
panies' lines. Any person who obstructs the
pafsage of the cars is, under its provisions,
liable to arrest and a fine of 10.
The small boy will have to forego the pleasure
of dropping a string down the slot with a tin
can, or any other article, attached and seeing
it carried along the conduit by the cable. This
is made an offense and is punl9hablebyafine
or imprisonment, or both in aggravated cases
The Hon. Alfred Marland, who will' in
troduce the bill, was seen at his residence
on Mount "Washington last evening. He
has been ill for several days with throat
troubles, and talked with difficulty. He
The bill is divided into several sections. The
first part is to prevent any person from tunnel
ing under or passing over the works of any
cable or motor company for the purpose of
making water or gas connections, or for anv
purpose whatever without the consent of
the company; and the latter may do the work
itself if the company does not care to
trust a private corporation. A traction or
motor company is for public convenience, and
its cars should not be delayed by persons lay
ing gas or water pipes just whenever they
choose and without the consent of the com
pany. This section conforms with the law re
lating to other railroads and street car lines,
and I do not think it should be in any way ob
jectionable. If the consent of the company
cannot be obtained, the persons who wish to
lay the gas or water line can, by a proviso in
the bill, appeal to the courts of the county,
and the judges will decide who is in the right.
It is not unfair that the company should be
permitted to have the right of seeing that the
work Is performed satisfactorily, and if the
parties who are laying the line will not or can
not perform it with satisfaction, the company
should be permitted to do the work. That part
of the bill needs no defense. If either one of
the parties thinks he is being cneatea, ne may
appeal to the courts, who will decide. That
right is provided for in the measure.
Another section will give a traction or a
motor company the right to cross the tracks of
any other corporation, provided certain ..satis
factory arrangements can be made with the
party of the second part. If not, the matter
may be earned to court, and the court will de
cide. Some corporations imagine they havo the ex
clusive right along a certain highway, and they
prohibit all other corporations from running
cars along that road or street. Now, it is the
intention of this bill to prohibit snch practices
and allow the traction or motor company to
obtain redress in the courts.
It also permits the named companies to con
struct bridges at grade crossings. Suppose a
traction line would have to cross a gully
through which a railroad passed, and this rail
way line did not, for reasons of its own, wish to
have a bridge constructed across its tracks, bnt
wonld do all in its power to prevent Its erection?
The object of my bill is to permit the traction
people to construct snch a bridge, provided
they do not violate the ordinances as regard
height above the tracks, etc., of the city in
which the proposed bridge is to be constructed.
It will also give traction and motor roads the
right to cross any bridges along the route.
Wnen satisfactory arrangements cannot be
made with the said bridge company the traction
companies may appeal to the courts. This is
to prevent any bridge company from giving
one railway company the exclusive right to
cross its bridge, and will remove all barriers
from a traction or motor road crossing, with
the exception of the matter of making terms.
The judges in our courts will decide how much
should be paid, provided no arrangements can
be made.
The last section of the bill provides for the
imprisonment and fining of persons who will
fully destroy or interfere with the property of
the company.
The only copy of the bill that I have is in my
desk at Harrisburg. I think,' when the bill
comes from the committee, the public will de
cide that it is a very satisfactory measure, and
contains some common sense. There is noth
ing monopolistic about the bill, and as traction
and motor roads promise the coming methods
of transportation. It will give them some rights
which are now prohibited. The bill needs no
President Patrick Talks on Representative
Marlnnd's Bill.
The bill prepared by Mr. Marland, grant
ing new powers for traction companies, "has
a snake in it," some street railroad men
say. None of those who were seen last
night knew very much about the bill, and
had not heard that such a measure was to
have been presented. This bill gives motor
companies the right of way and the priv
ilege to cross tracks of all other companies,
to build bridges at grade and to cross all
bridges along the route of the companies'
Mr. "v7. W. Patrick, President of the
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Birmingham line, was seen last night in re
gard to the bill, and said he had not heard
anything about it, but could readily see the
object of the traction people to secure its
passage. He declined, however; to express
an opinion at present, but said:
OuF company Is operated under a charter
granted in 1559, and the Pittsburg Traction
Company was granted permission by us to cross
our tracks. We made a contract with the com
pany, and one of the provisions is that our cars
have the right of way across Fifth avenue and
that they must stop their cars on both sides of
Smithfield street. This contract, however, has
been violated, and I believe we can annul it at
any time. They are probably afraid that this
may be done, and propose to relieve themselves
of the contract In some way.
Our company pays 35 per cent of its net re
ceipts every year, 10 per cent going to the State
and the balance to the city and county. "We
have a contract with the State, and I do not
believe that a bill as proposed bv Mr. Marland
can be legally passed, as the State would be
compelled to violate its contract with us and
other like companies by So doing. The traction
company does not pay any tax and should not
be allowed more privileges than we enjoy."
Two Buildings Burned Down onMnin Street
Early Yesterday Momlne Conors of an
Incendinrr Orlcln.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning a very
disastrous fire occurred at Braddock which
caused the total destruction of two build
ings and the partial loss of another. The1
flames were' first discovered in the'front
windows of a building owned and occupied
by John Gorham.Ko. 1214East Main street.
The alarm was given, but before the volun
teer firemen could arrive the frame build
ing was almost burned to the ground.
Although the firemen did efficient work,
the storeroom and dwelling of Thomas Gor
man, next to it, on the east side,
was also burned down. A three-story brick
belonging to Mr. Jacob Walters "on the
west side was very badlv damaged. His
loss will be about 5300 or S400. It is fully
covered by insurance. The building in
which the "fire originated was formerly used
for saloon purposes by John Gorham. The
one occupied by Thomas Gorman was form
erly occupied by Joe Kidge, who was en
gaged in the same business. They both
failed to get license last spring. Both the
buildings and the household effects and con
tents of the stores of Gorman and Gorham
were well insured.
The origin of the fire is a mystery. As
both the buildings were well insured and
burned very readily it was openly stated
yesterday that tbey were set upon fire by
persons unknown.
About 2,000 Cars Being Held on the Penn
sylvania Lines.
The officials of the Pennsylvania Com
pany are exerting themselves to relieve their
yards of the large number ot cars of grain
which is being held west of Pittsburg. A
few weeks ago when the different lines ont
of Chicago were cutting each other's throats
on grain rates, the export shippers succeeded
in getting thousands of cars loaded, which
thev started east at the reduced rates.
There were so many cars loaded and
shipped over the Pennsylvania lines to Bal
timore that the company could not get
steamships enough to unload the cars at the
point of destination. At present there are
250 cars on the Pennsylvania Kailroad be
tween Pittsburg and Baltimore, 400 cars be
tween Columbus and Pittsburg, and 1,300
cars on the Yandalia lines.
The Western roads have been notified
that they must stop the shipment of the
grain until the large number of cars on
hand are unloaded.
Tho New Edifice on Market Street, Alle
gheny, Opened.
The Merrill M. E. Colored Church, on
Market street, Allegheny, was dedicated
yesterday with appropriate ceremonies
which were held in the morning, afternoon
and evening. There was a large crowd of
colored people present from all parts of the
two cities.
The morning service was conducted by
Dr. L C. Pershing, at 1030 o'clock. He
delivered an interesting sermon. In the
afternoon a platform meeting was held and
addresses were made by Dr. C. W. Smith,
Dr. Fulton and Dr. Mead. The evening
service was conducted by Dr. Joseph Horner,
assisted by G. W. W. Jenkins. The pastor
of the church, Dr. Horner, delivered the
sermon. The music was rendered by the
choir of the Warren M. E. Church. There
was a good attendance at each service and
about 5350 was taken up for the church.
Catholics of Western Pennsylvania to Cele
brate Washington's Birthday.
Pour hundred delegates, representing ISO
Catholic societies of Western Pennsylvania,
met last night in the hall of Company B,
Knights of St. George, 1516 Penn avenue,
and formed preliminaries for a parade on
Washington's birthday.
Speeches were made to the effect that the
demonstration was intended to be an en
tirely patriotic display. None but national
colors will be permitted in line. The parade
is to take place in the morning, and it is
expected that about 3,000 Catholics will be
in the procession.
Two Dwelling Houses and a Batcher Shop
VUIted by Thieves. ,
Thieves entered the residence of Mr. J.
C. Henry, on Marion avenue, early yester
day morning and took an overcoat. Thev
then visited the house next door, Mrs. Mary
Benter's, and stole a silver watch and 52
in money. They were frightened away be
fore they finished their work.
Samuel Jones' butcher shop, on Forbes
street, was entered on Saturday night by
thieves and $25 worth of meat taken. Dan
Craig and Jacob Spellman were arrested
last evening on the suspicion of their being
the guilty parties.
He Tells That His Opponent Spent $75,000
to Defeat His Re-Election.
Congressman O'Keil, of Missouri, passed
through the city last night, on his way to
Washington. The Congressman is one of
the many Democratic representatives who
were not returned to Congress at the recent
election. At the Union station last night
he sighed heavily and thought of "what
might have been' as he told how.his oppo
nent had "stent $75,000 to secure the seat"
and O'NeiPs defeat.
8100 Toted for the Benefit of SnfTerers by
the Dlnmond Street Wreck.
Pittsburg Lodge No. 11, B. P. O. E., held
its regular communication last evening.
Daring the transaction of routine business
the recent disaster on Diamond street was
referred to and immediately a resolution
was adopted donating $100 to the fund for
the sufferers. A committee, consisting of
Messrs. W. G. Lee, -Oscar Tanner and
Quincy Eobisou, was appointed to place
the generous gift in the hands of any person
or persons authorized to collect the same.
Bemlndlng East Endern of the Attack at the
East Liberty Station.
While the family of L. K. St, Clair were
at church last evening thieves ettectedan
entrance to the house, a furnishing store on
Wood street, Wilkinsburg, and stole $150
in cash, about, $100 worth of jewclrv and a
cold watch valued at $55. The.police are
after the robbers.
The Suburbans Must Swim or Drown,
as Walking is Impossible.
Huckster Wagons and Fashionable Hacks
Fall in the Soup.
from Pittsburg do
not lead to Borne
by any means, but
rather to the other
extreme, for Bo
man suburbs are
noted for their
magnificent roads,
while some of the
suburbs about
Pittsburg are fa
mous.or rather in
famous, for mud
so ft, slimy and con
sistent and truly
that is the chiefly consistent thing about
her suburbs. '
Shadyside, proud and pre-eminent, actu
ally stands np to her neck in the mud, and,
queerly enough, doesn't even give one sign
of complaint. This augurs one of two
things: Either ber citizens are content with
a farmer's life, or they have more faith in
the future than satisfaction in the past, and
are contented to wait until they get what
they may, not what tbey deserve.
Just imagine (and it is true) a splendid
family coach toiling wearily through mud
up to the hub. up to the horse's knees, and
actually splashing in thecarriagedoor upon
a pair of dainty shoes, and that same pair
of dainty shoes actually drawn way
up on the enshioned seat, but to
Broad Tires Keep the Cab Afloat.
no avail. There is a terrifio lurch, a crash
of broken springs, a scream from the inside
and a swear from the outside, and the coach
actually sticks in the mull on Aiken
avenue, one of the most fashionable streets
in a fashionable suburb.
All this happened within a square of
where a huckster and his lean horse had
struggled vainly against fate and Pittsburg
streets, and had lain down to die unnoticed.
What in the world to do with suburban
streets in the wet season is a problem that
occupies more time than officials will even
acknowledge. They (the streets, not the
officials,) cannot all be paved at once, for
the expense would be too great, and selec
tions cannot be made, for in that case one
man would be pleased and a hundred dissat
isfied. Baltimore has found a solution, and has
bedded her streets with a thick layer of
oyster shells, making the most beautiful
driving imaginable, even in very wet
weather; but then Pittsburgers scarcely have
time to coat their stomachs with oysters, let
alone their roadbeds.
New York has settled the question for
herself bv bnildinp mnila lrtncr TtafXvA .nit.
urban residences are put up, thus avoiding
any growl from the country folk, and an
ticipating any from the city.
He Wades in in Quest of the Overshoe.
It remained for Philadelphia, however,
that backward, backwoods city, to discover
the cause and apply the relief; and suburban
grocers, suburban drivers and suburban
residents have been seeking the courts with
a list of injuries to business, stock and
even personal apparel, and they are
winning, too, the papers say, though how
they can hold the city responsible in all
cases it would take even a Philadelphia
lawyer to discover.
To return to Pittsburg streets, the treat
ment of Ellsworth avenue is given as an
example. Two years ago that central drive
was bad, one year ago it was worse and this
year it is nngrammaticallv, but undeniably,
worse'r. Formerly it was p'aved with uneven
wooden blocks on end, and, though as rough
as corduroy, it had the virtue of
being neitner dnsty nor inuddv.
Bad Enough to be Dixmont.
Then some brilliant intellect no matter
whose, they are all brilliant hit upon the
idea of macadamizing the street. Instead
of taking up the blocks a layer of broken
limestone was thrown over; engine crushers
traveled up and down, and in two weeks the
most beautiiul, permeating, suffocating dust
imaginable filled every residence, and pre
ceded and succeeded a horse that had any
pretense to speed, and hung about in clouds,
descending unanimously upon the just ana
unjust, the spring bonnet and the Mackinac
When the rainy season set in the dust re
fused to pack, ot course, on a wooden
foundation, and it became clay; more rain,
and it became slime; still more rain, and to
day it looks like a fish pond of mud that
can be neither traversed nor even crossed.
An overshoe once-lost is lost forever, un
less some gallant policeman swims to the
IHkl'ili!iS?MM! b - -. IE'1"
rescne of a pretty pair of number twos; and
alasl pretty pairs of nnmber twos are far
more frequent than gallant policemen I
The crossings are marvels of the earth
earthy in a wet state. The pretty resident
may lift her skirts never so highly, and step
never so widely, the result is the same:
"Oh, dear!"
Mud on her rubbers.
Splashed in her hose;
Mud on white skirts.
And danbed on her nose.
Mnd to the left offer,
Mad to the right;
Mud In the darkness
And mud in the light.
With mud on her gloves
And mud on her cheeks,
Girl like, she sits
In the mud and weeps.
The artist, in drawing a scene to illustrate
the sad plight of a mother and child getting
off an accommodation train into the mud,
has, perhaps, overdrawn it a little, so that
the only Pittsburg snburb to which the
sketch could be entirely applicable might
be Dixmont, the asylum station. But then
happy thought! why not Dixmont? Why
not a train load of passengers as crazy as
those in the sketch seem to be, all sym
pathetically striving to aid. or extricate,
one weak woman thus hopelessly stuck in
Pittsburg's suburban mud?
A Great Howl at a Scarcity of Conveyances
on Penn Avenue.
The delightful weather of yesterday drew
thousands Irom their homes to the streets.
Thoroughfares leading to the ruins of the
wreck on Diamond street were choked with
men, women and children, all eager to get a
look at the work of devastation. Nothing
could be seen except a high board fence, yet
a spell held people to the spot and impelled
them to gaze with silence on the outside of
the inclosure.
Thousands of people made their way to
the station of the Citizens' Traction Com-
Iiany to try.the new Penn avenue and But
er street cable cars. There were only 15
cars running on each branch, and they were
crowded to over three and fonr times their
comfortable seating capacity. On one But
ler street car going out there were 105 fares
collected. These passengers got on west of
Twelfth street, ana after leaving the latter
thoroughfare the conductor would not stop
for more, although a crowd stood at almost
every corner. There were no horse cars
run out, and the scarcity ot the grip cars
caused the general howl.
The company has not yet secured enough
competent men to run the other grip cars,
which have been lying in the sheds.
One of the cars lost its grip west of the
power house, and delayed travel about 30
Those Present nt a Temperance Meeting
Respond to a Call for Aid.
There was not room for another person in
University Hall last night when Captain
Barbour opened the meeting of Gospel
Temperance Union No. 1. He made the
first address, basing his remarks on the
Diamond street disaster, and was followed
by W. T. Powell, E. P. Long, W. C. Cooke,
William Marshall, William Long tnd
others. A collection, which netted 512, was
taken up for the accident sufferers. Twenty
persons signed the pledge.
The Moorhead W. C. T. U. held a good
meetinz last night. Mrs. M. J. Allen pre
sided and Judge Shannon, E. L. Grier and
Mrs. Monroe, of Washington, D. C, were
among the speakers.
The constitutional amendment meeting
held by Golden Circle Division, Sons of
Temperance, in Moorhead Hall, yesterday
afternoon, was addressed by Joseph Veruer,
C. Tussey and others.
St. Bonifacins Chnrcb, Allegheny, Thrown
Open to the Public
The formal dedication of Si Bonifacius
B. C. Church on. Royal street, Allegheny,
took place yesterday, 'the ceremony being
conducted by the Very Bev. Archabbot
Andrew, O. S. B., assistedjby Bev. Father
Prior, of St. Mary's; Bev. Father Kaufman,
of Manchester; Bev. Father Athanasins, of
St. Vincent's Abbey, and Bev. Father Bede,
of the Church of St. Bonifacius.
Bev. Father Hammond, of St. Mary's
Church, delivered the sermon, and Bev.
Father Gregory, of St. Mary's acted as Mas
ter of Ceremonies. Beside the members of
the congregation the societiesof the Knights
of St. George, No. 3, and St. Aloysius, of
St Mary's Church, were present. In the
aiternoon solemn vespers were conducted by
Father Athanasins, assisted by Fathers
Bede and Gregory.
Tonng Offenders of the Law Are Locked
Up for a Hearing To-Day.
A number of complaints have been made
at police headquarters about a number of
girls and young men who made it a habit
to congregate on the street in the neighbor
hood of Boss and Diamondstreetsand to act
in a disorderly manner.
A couple of officers made a raid on the
crowd Inst night and captured Mary Burk,
Maggie Moore, aged 13 years, and" Annie
Black, aged 15 years. They were held for
a hearing this morning.
Tho Chief Dish nt a Die Dance and Itecep.
tion by Birmingham Turner.
The singing section of the Birmingham
Turn Vcrein will have a social entertain
ment and dance to-night in the Turner Hall,
on Jane street. A peculiar attraction to the
guests will be the "metzelsnppe," which
may be translated as a "sausage supper."
Aid for the Poor.
Miss Annie McCandless, Secretary of the
Allegheny Belief Society, reports that dur
ing the past month 191 families have been
relieved, $606 30 expended and 5725 col
lected. Donations have been received from
Mrs. Gusky, Mrs. Hagan and Messrs.
Joseph Eichbaum, Fielding and William
For Mr. Parnell's Defense.
Branch 621, of the Irish National Land
League, held a largely attended meeting at
their hall on Beaver avenue, Allegheny,
last evening. The secretary of the branch,
Bev. M. Carroll, was instructed to send $100
to the Parnell 'defense fund.
Frederick Lang, hostler in the car stables
of the Birmingham Street Car Company, had
one of his legs crushed yesterday, and was
otherwise badly braised.
The Republicans of the Sixth ward will hold
a suggestion meeting at tho Forbes school on
Tuesday evening. Candidates for various
offices will be named. There is a lively fight
between James Williams and Jacob Ruch for
the nomination for Council.
Services at the jail yesterday were con
ducted by Chaplain Milligan of the Western
Penitentiary. The musical part of the exer
cises was under the care of Professor Martin,
mho had a picked choir of about 20 persons.
The music was the finest heard at the jail for a
long time.
Wx. Smith, President of the American
Flint Glass Workers Association, left last
night for Philadelphia on business connected
with the association.
8. P. Kennedy, Commercial Agent of the
"Cotton Belt" line in this city, went to St.
Louis last night to confer with officials of bis
road in regard to Texas freight rates which
will advance on the 20th Inst
James H. Chambers, the window glass
manufacturer, went to Washington, D. C, last
evening to attend to some business preparatory
to the annual meetine of the Window Glass
Manufacturers' Association which will meet
tneie Wednesday next.
L. A. 1548 K. of I. Leave the Knights
for Tom Barry's Brotherhood.
Window Glass Manufacturers to Form a
Big Trust To-Morrow.
The first break from the Knights of Labor
to Barry's new order' (the Brotherhood of
United Labor) in this city occurred yester
day. Axmakers' L. A. 1548 left in a body.
This local was attached to N. D. A. 154,
composed of about 1,000 members, and the
local here has a membership of nearly 200.
Fully 150 members attended a meeting at
their hall, corner of Forty-seventh and
Butler streets yesterday morning, and T. B.
Barry was piesent and delivered an address.
At the close of his speech the following was
unanimously adopted:
Be it resolved. That we the members of L. A.
1548, K. of L., surrender our charter to N. D. A
151, for the following reasons:
First Because we believe that tne officers of
the General Assembly are and havo been run
ning the order for their own interest only, and
not in any way to benefit the masses, who fur
nish the money to pay their salaries.
Second We believe in giving a member a
fair.trial when in our judgment we think they
have violated the obligation taken when join
ing the order.
Third At the late convention of the General
Assembly the power was given to the General
Master Workman to suspend or expel members
of the order at his will. We think it is against
the ruling of good government.
Fourth The action of the G. E. B. in expell
ing our National Master Workman without
trial or hearing, by so doing depriving us of
a representative in the General Assembly, as
well as tho great injustice to Brother Barry.
We don't believe in one-man power conferred
on the G. If. W. asltis nndemocraticandrepnl
sive, and in conflict with the idea of American
manhood we leave the Knights of Labor.
Mr. Barry was busy all day visiting
friends and attending meetings. He will
be unable to leave this morning as ex
pected, but will spend the day in issuing
organizers' commissions.
"I expect to have 15 organizers in the
field here before the week is out," said Mr.
Barry to a representative of this paper last
evening. "I will not interfere with any
national trade association outside of the
Knights of Labor. There are a number of
workers who have no national association.
There are the carriage workers, galvanizers,
textile workers, ax makers, coopers and
many others. We will not interfere with
the new miners organization, the National
Progressive Union, the Amalgamated As
sociation, American Flints and like organi
zations. They will be eligible to member
ship in the order but will be
"The ax makers whom I organized to-day
will be known as Local Branch No. 1."
Mr. Barry said he had refreshed his mem
ory as to the meeting of brickmakers he at
tended abont a year ago. Mr. John Flynn
said that Barry should have made his
charges then and the brickmakers would
have believed him. Mr. Barry states that
the meeting was an open one and he was not
at liberty at that time to divjilge secrets of
the order.
Master Workman Doyle says the meeting
was a secret one and that Barry had the
travelling password and had to use it to
gain admittance to the hall, although he es
corted him from his office to the meeting
and introduced him to the members.
Several other members who remember tho
occasion say the announcement was made
that tne meeting would be open.
Likely to bs Formed by Window Manufact
urers To-Morrow.
The following important telegram was re
ceived last night from Findlay, O.:
The window glass men of this city, who start
for Washington to-night to attend the National
Convention of the Window Glass Manufact
urers' Association, which meets on Tuesday in
that city, have received a communication from
a Pittsburg manufacturer, whose name they
would not disclose, asking them to vote for a
proposition he intends submitting to the con
vention. A resolution ordering the shutdown of
a number of factories in order to relieve the
glutted condition of the market and force
prices up a little.
In his letter the Pittsburg manufacturer in
sists that prices are lower than ever before,
and that this state of affairs is all dneto the
large nnmber of factories started during the
past two jears in the West. Ho therefore pro
poses that new factories, all but two of which
are now in the association, not having any fuel
bills to pay on account of getting natural cas
free, shall shutdown, thns relieving the market
of this output, and that the running factories
shall give those closing an equal share of the
profits which will accrue from the national ad
vance in prices, which this will bring about.
Interviews with the glass men here who will
attend the Washington convention reveals the
fact that with one exception they are favorable
to the proposition, and will so 'vote when the
matter comes before the meeting, thus assist
ing in the formation'of nothing more or less
than a window glass trust with all that the
name implies.
The Second Annual Gathering of the State
The second annual convention of the mas
)ter house painters and decorators of Pennsyl
vania will be held at the Monongahela
House, January 29 and 30. Alter the elec
tion of officers the following topics will be
discussed and action taken upon them.
The relation of the painter to the architect;
the abuses of the trade and the remedy; the
improvements in American window and plate
glass: the proper treatment of hard wood; our
relations to our employes; the best method of
staining and graining wood; the proper manner
of gilding on glass and wood; how to keep var
nish from cracking: the various methods of
removing blistered paint and its causes; the
harmony of colors and their relation to one an
other. The oresent officers of the association are:
President, E. A. Fisher, of Harrisburg; Vice
President, Charles McCartv, of Philadelphia;
Secretarv. John Stolen, of this city; Treasurer,
Francis F. Black, of Philadelphia.
All the master painters of this city are
members' of the association. At the meet
ing delegates will be elected to the National
Convention of Painters, to be held at Wash
ington next month.
Preparations Bejng Made for the Annual
Meeting This Week.
The officers of D. A. 3, K. of L., were en
gaged all day yesterday preparing their
annual reports for the convention to be held
here on Wednesday. There will not be a
full representation, as several locals have
announced that they would not send dele
gates. The fisht for the position of District
Master Workman will be an interesting one,
there being four candidates for the position,
the present incumbent, John F. Doyle, I.
N. Boss, James Hooper and Joseph L.
Evans. No candidates have yet been named
for the position of Recording Secretary, but
it is believed that one of the defeated candi
dates for Master Workman will be chosen.
Organizer Penna Does Good Work In the
Monongahela Valley.
P. H. Penna, of Indiana, one of the or
ganizers of the Miners' National Progressive
Union, was in the city yesterday. When
asked what progress had been made, he
"I have been at work among the 7,000
J miners in the Monongahela Valley, and
was very successfnl. The Knights of Labor
have not more than 600 members out of the
7,000, and I believe almost all will join the
union. We now number about 40,000 mem
bers, which is fully three times as many as
N. T. A. 135, Knights of Labor."
Mr. Penna addressed a large meeting at
Boscoe on Saturday afternoon, the majority
of those present being Knights. They ap
peared to be pleased with the object of the
new union, and many expressed their inten
tion of joining.
The Block ot Window Glass
It is stated that the stock of window glass
in this section does not exceed 30,000 boxes.
This is considered a fair stock for this time
of the year.
She Bombarded tbe Hoase.
Annie Cornelia, a young Frenchwoman,
was arrested for disorderly conduct, because
she was found bombarding a house with
stones on the Soutbside last Saturday night.
When brought before Magistrate Brokaw
yesterday morning, the fact was developed
that her husband was in the house,. refusing
his wife admittance, and the Magistrate dis
charged her on that account.
Tbey Robbed tbe Preacher. '
During the services at the First U. P.
Church, on Union avenue, Allegheny, last
evening, s thief entered an ante-room and
stole two overcoats. One belonged to the
pastor, Bev. W. J. Bobinson, and the other
to Dr. Walter Ure. Last Sunday three
coats were stolen from the Trinitv Lutheran
Church, and one from the Third U. P.
Burke Badly Beaten.
John Burke and Bobert- McDonald were
arrested on Craig street. Allegheny, about
midnight Saturday for fighting. At the
hearing yesterday morning Burke was un
able to see. his eyes being closed and his
face terribly swollen from blows received
the previous night. He was taken to the
Allegheny General Hospital and his assail
ant was fined $25 and costs.
Sinners Disposed of on Sunday.
At tbe Central station Police Magistrate
Gripp disposed of six drunkards yesterday
by sending them to the workhouse. For
robbing an old man John Hammond got 30
days at the same place. Two fighters went
ten days to jail, and for creating a disturb
ance James Brown went for 30 days in the
workhouse. .There were eight cases of dis
orderly persons.
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Tho Sufferers' Concert.
Extensive arrangements have been made
for the concert to be given to-morrow even
ing in the Coliseum, Allegheny, for the
benefit of the Diamond alley disaster suf
ferers. A lengthy and varied programme
has been prepared and some of the best
vocalists and elocutionists in the two cities
will take part in the entertainment.
Wanted la Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia police yesterday made
telegraphic inquiry here for John Byan,
aged 19, and another boy, who are alleged
to have stolen 800 in the citr of "Brotherly
Love." Byan was described as wearing a
brown suit and a beaver overcoat.
To Let tor Business Purposes.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central situation'in the
city, should call and examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in the new
Dispatch building, 75, 77 and 79 Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for tbe rapid and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms are
among the attractive features.
Bcononomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at Dis
patch, new building. Diamond street.
Bemember tho B. t O. Excursion to tho
Next Thursday, January 17, only $9 round
trip, including a trip to Baltimore. Secure
your parlor and sleeping car accommoda
tions at once.
The Queen of Flours
Is a new brand, "Bosalia," manufactured by
Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and
Allegheny Valley Kailroad. Try it and be
convinced that it is a flour of most excellent
Special sale this week of slightly soiled
ends of embroidered, striped and figured
flannels. Hugus & Hacks.
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Messrs. Fleming Bros.:
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Dr. C. McLane's Celebrated Liver Pills, and
find them to be a wonderful pill all that you
claim for them. They act like a charm in cases
of biliousness, sick headache, dysentery etc.
Cure sick headache, hillonsness, liver com
plaint, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion, mala
ria, pimples on face and body, impure blood,
etc-, by using- regularly Dr. C. McLane's
Celebrated Liver Pills prepared only by Flem
ing Bros., Pittsburg, Pa. Price 25 cents. Sold
by all drnggists. Insist upon having the gen
uine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills, prepared
only by Fleming Bros Pittsburg, Pa, tho
market being tall of imitations of the name
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always make sure of the words
'FlemingBros.,Pittsburg, Pa.,"on the wrapper.
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In our Wash Dress Uoods Department. Over
15,000 yards of these finest wash fabrics now In
stock, Including all the latest and newest de
signs in novel and beautiiul colorings, and pos
sessing the perfect finish that distinguishes
this make of(' goods above all others that are
produced. Wa show many exclusive weaves
and effects that surpass the offerings ot any
former season.
Over 5,000 yards on sals to-day.making a col
lection of choice styles never befors equaled
in any wash goods department. The advantage
of such an early choice is apparent,as you havs
hers the most varied and largest variety is
newest and latest effects of design and col.
An early inspection is advised, as our expert.
enee has been that even in so large an assort
ment many of the most desirable patterns ars
quietly sold,
We still offer many remarkable bargains in
Wool Dress Goods, in flue quality dress fab
rics, in black and colors.
Examine the English Suitings, 60 to 54 inches.
wide, at SI, U 0 and S3 a yard, imported to sell .
at Jl 0 to $3 50 per yard.
Many choice styles at 25c and 50c still hera
for bargain seekers.
Fins French Broadcloths, in all the most
fashionable ahades,all erades to finest, reduced
In price.
Has advanced 20 per cent, but our prices on
Black and Colored Dress Silks are the urns
and our stock la very large and com
plete in all the best and most reliable
makes and newest weaves. Some spe
cial bargains in Black Satin ds Lyon,
Armures, Failles and Peau de Soies; also many
extra good values in Colored Bilks, In plain
colors and In fancy and brocaded effects.
Bee our all pure Moire Silks at 50c, 75c and
1 a yard.
Beat bargains of the year in fins Silk Plushsa
and Brocaded Velvets.
Nottingham Lace Curtain's
75c to $3 a pair. Our entire stock. Including
the most desirable patterns, is marked down;
many hundreds of pairs already sold; don't bs
too late.
This week shows a large importation of
new Scotch Table Linens and Napkins at very
close prices,
Come and see the reductions on Seal Plush
Jackets and Wraps. Every garment to be
sold before February 1, if low prices will do it.
We still have hundreds of stylish Long Gar.
ments in plain and fancy cloths that are all
marked down to sell them quickly.
A sweeping reduction in fine Cloth Jackets,
neavy and medium weights.
The new Embroideries, White Goods and.
Laces are here now. Our stock of 1 ,
Is not only made up in the very best manner ,
and of good materials, but is composed of a1
multitude of bargains so far aa prices go.
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