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Is Wliat Engineer Wolfenden
. Asks and Plans For.
HIS CENTRAL JSLDOBABO
Would Be Two Miles Square, Built
on a Plan Like Washington's,
WITH MOST UNIQUE FEATURES.
Kailroads Would Draw to It as if By
Magic, Bo It Would Boom.
TWO GREAT POLTTECHKIC SCHOOLS
James Wolfenden, of lock Haven, is an
engineer and mechanic, stopping at the Cen
tral Hotel. He has been in the city tor the
past four weeks, putting in boilers for the
"Westinghouse Electric Company. During
his hours of rest Mr. Wolfenden does some
quiet thinking of his own, and for some
time has been trying to work up public in
terest in two or three schemes, a little vis
ionary, probably, but commendable for the
novelty of their conception and the pro
gressiveness of the Cesign.
Mr. Wolfenden has embodied his ideas in
quaint language in an appeal to the Legis
lature, which he has sent to Bepresentative
Graham. He wants the Capital located
near the center of the State. His plan is
to set aside a section of country
TWO MILES SQUARE
and have it graded and laid out like the
city of Washington. Here the new State
buildings would be located, and in time a
town would spring up. The proceeds from
the sale of lots, he thinks, would be suffi
cient to repay the State for all the money
As proof of his position, Mr. Wolfenden
cites the example of Pierre Lorillard, who
bought a wild tract of country in the north
ern mountains of the State, made a park out
of the barren wastes, built a botel, and as a
summer resort it is a financial success and
unsurpassed. Continuing, Mr. Wolfenden
Tbere are no railroads in the central part of
tbe State. The counties of Center, Clearfield,
Clinton and others are ricb in deposits of iron
and lime. The Central Railroad of New Jer
sey, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
the New York and Hnason Canal Company,
and the Susquehanna and Western roads that
terminate at points in tho eastern portion of
the State, could easily be extended and made to
center through these counties at the new Capi
tal. The interior would be developed, iron in
dustries started, and tho wage workers suffer
ing from the effects ot too much concentration
in the large cities could bo scattered through
the State and materially benefited.
AFRAID OF TKOGRKSS.
Ten years ago I started at Milton, and tried
to secure from the farmers the right of way for
a railroad to run through Sugar Valley and
Nittany across tbe btate. They were behind
the times and didn't want any railroads. Now,
tbevjirc perfectly willing to give the land, if
the road would only be built.
I would recommend also two polytechnic
schools to be established, one to be located in
Allegheny and the btate buildings at Harris
burcxouldrbe used for the other. The advan
tages of the location of such a school in Alle
gheny are incalculable. There is such a vari
ety of machinery in the two cities that indents
would have excellent opportunities for study.
borne time ago I talked wlthGovernorBeaver
about-locating the capital somewhere near the
center of-tbu State. Ho was nattered to have
it near his home, but he did not look on the
idea with much favor. In his last message he
recommends that 51,000,9X1 be spent to build
additional buildings at Harrisburg. With this
money a tract of land two miles square could
be bought and some of the buildings put up,
but what the interior of the State needs is rail
roads to de elop the wilds and waste places.
HIS OFFICIAL WOEDIKO OF IT.
In his appeal to the Legislature, Mr.
We stand to-day apparently at the parting of
two ways; one is the equitable plan to broaden
the people's earning capacity by executive
leadership, to obtain a metropolitan State cap
ital and build an Eastern and Western Penn
sylvania Central road; the other way is to sub
mit to the monopoly route of 'one railroad, hav
ing its first conception as a competitor of river
and canal transit for lumber, etc, trades now
almost extinct, which can only be revived by
building other roads. This particular road will
not branch out, and does all in its power to
prevent other parallel lines from being built.
They combine with bankers, and give editors
ana pnblic officials passes to secure their influ
ence with the Legislature for sectional interest
and retard healthy competiton and the bene
ficial distribution of labor.
AS A LIFTK OP LACES.
The Grave Charge Made Against a Tonne
Dlatron or Allegheny.
Officer Hugh Madison yesterday after
noon arrested Mrs. Louis Beese for shop
lifting in Fleishman's store on Market
street. She was taken to the Central sta
tion and about $15 worth of lace was found
upon her. bhe claims to have bought the
goods, but the proprietors of the store deny
this. Her husband's house, at the corner of
Hemlock and Federal streets, Allegheny,
was searched last night, and some articles,
supposed to have been stolen, were found
and taken in charge.
Mrs. Beese is a young woman and the
mother of three small children. She will
hare a hearing this morning.
THERE WAS NO BAIL WAR,
Report of Trouble Ncnr the Stockyards nnd
a Groundless Bnmor.
A report was rife last night that the po
lice in the East End had been tearing up a
stretch of railroad track that was not in
compliance with a city ordinance. But, on
inquiring at the Nineteenth ward station
house, the report was denied, and said to
have started from an alarm of a fight on the
Fennsvlvania Bailroad Company's tracks,
near the stockyards, which proved to be
He Allecrs a Tough Conspiracy.
Joseph Schmidt, John Schmidt and- Paul
Washaliusky were sued for conspiracy by
Patrick Morrow before Alderman. Richards
yesterday, and each of the defendants pave
bail for a hearing to-day. Morrow was
tried in court this week lor selling liquor
without license at his place in the Four
teenth ward. He was found not guilty, 'and
now alleges that the delendants conspired
together to secure his conviction and paid
money to get witnesses to swear that they
had bought drinks in his place.
A Head and a Cobble Stone.
George Keller," who lives on Clark street,
made an information before Alderman Rieh
ards yesterday, charging George Layman
with assault and battery. Jt is alleged by
Keller that Layman struck him on the head
with a cobble stone, knocking him down.
He was arrested and gave $300 bail for a
New Regimental Colon.
The Eighteenth Eegiment yesterday re
ceived from Adjutant General Hastings a
new regimental flag and two -markers. The
boys prefer the old ones, and both colors
will be carried.
VERY NOVEL LITIGATION.
A Lady Snes Knight of the 'Stymie Chain
for Forcibly Ejecting llcr From a Re
ception In a Ball Her Hasbnnd Owned.
Through her attorneys, Messrs. W. C.
Erskinc and John C. Thompson, Mrs. Eliza-.
beth Peet yesterday brought a somewhat
novel' lawsuit against JrB. Uobbs, Grant
C. Nobbs, Frank McGee, John H. Mitchell,
R. H. Thompson and the Keystone Com
mandery No. 1, Ancient Order Knights of
the Mystic Chain. It is a summons in
trespass, and the cause of complaint is re
cited about as follows in the legal papers
filed yesterday afternoon:
That, on the evening of the 17th day of Janu
ary, 1889, a public bait or dance, called a recep
tion and drill, was given under the auspices of
Keystone Command ery, No. L A. O. K. of M.
C, one of the defendants, at a public hall,
known as Imperial Hall, new Grant street,
Pittsburg; that plaintiff's husband. J.
H. Peet, is the owoer or lessor of said hall, and
as such leased or let unto the commandery the
hall for the occasion; and the commandery sold
to him a ticket for the reception and drill, and
also gave to him a printed invitation to tho
same, which ticket and Invitation w ere non
transferable, but entitling himself and lady to
attend tho reception and drill; that- Peet paid
to said managers in cash the full price of said
ticket, viz: SI. thereby entitling himself under
the agreement, and bis lady or wife, to enter
the hall and attend the entertainment.
That, on the evening in question, Peet and
his wife, the plaintiff, presented themselves at
the hall, tendered the invitation and ticket to
the officers and persons At the door who were
acting in such capacity for Keystone Com
mandery; that a large-tiumber of persons had
assembled and were Assembling for the pur
poses of social enjoymept, at which it was law
ful for the plaintiff to be; that, afterward, on
the same evening, while she, the plaintiff, and
her husband (and her children, who were
also present) were in the ball law
fully and peacefully, the said Frank
Mctiee, J. B. Nobbs, Grant C. Nobbs, R. H.
Thompson and John H. Mitchell (and more es
pecially JlcGce), and others unknown to the
plaintiff, claiming to be and acting as officers,
managers and members of Keystone Com
mandery. came to the plaintiff, and then and
there, in the presence of a great number of per
sons tbere assembled, seized and took hoi a of
Elalntlif by her arms and shoulders, and ford
ly ejected her from the hall and from the
companionship of ber husband and children
and tbe company assembled, against her will,
protest and consent.
That said Dlaintlff is a lady of good repute,
and as such has always deported herself, and
been esteemed as such among all ber friends
and neighbors and acquaintances; that on ac
count of this trespass and assault, she was
greatly hart, bruised and wofinded, and greatly
injured, outraged and insnlted, and put to
great indignity, and hath t Hereby suffered great
scorn, contempt, humiliation and shame to her
self, and from the persons in whose presence
the trespass was 'committed, without any just
cause, excuse or provocation whatsoever, and
was committed by said defendants for the mere
purpose of publicly gratifying against and on
said plaintiff their ill will and malice.
Plaintiff, therefore, says she hath been
greatly injured and bath sustained damages to
the amount of 13,000; and therefore she sues.
K0T SO POPULAR EAST.
The Strong Prohibition Sentiment Here
Surprises Governor Beaver.
Governor Beaver returned U- Harrisburg
last night. He said he was very much
pleased with the new Normal School at
Ceuterville, accepted by the State yester
day. The Governor was rather surprised at the
strong prohibition sentiment in this part ot
the State. He intimated that it was not so
popular around Harrisburg and the East
The Governor did not think that the State
appropriations for charity would reach
$1,500,000. His idea is that the amount
will be much less.
TOO BIG TO BE LOST.
Liquor Men's Interests in the State Tnlned
at Abont 9217,000,000.
"Our property in Pennsylvania represents
5217,000,000 in value," said a leading spirit
in the liqnor men's anti-Prohibition move
ment yesterday, "and I Submit we have a
right to "protect that property from being
swept away from us without compensation."
Fourrepresentatives of the Iiquorinterests
of Pittsburg have been in Philadelphia dur
ing the past few days consulting with their
business colleagues respecting the formation
of an organization that will extend through
The Catholic Literary Societies to Have a
Division In the Parade.
A meeting of Catholic societies was held
at the rooms of St John's Society last even
ing for the purpose of forming a distinct
division of all Catholic literary societies in
Allegheny to participate in the Catholic
parade on Washington's Birthday.
John Schaffer, of St. Augustine's So
cietv, was elected Marshal ot the Literary
Society division. Another meeting will be
held next Thursday at the hall of St.
Charles' Society, Fourteenth street.
Will the Parrot SqnealT
Charles Espich yesterday reported to the
police that his bird store on Smithfield
street had been robbed of 35 canary birds
and one parrot on Wednesday night," The
police believe tbatthe robbery was commit
ted by c some insider, as an entrance had
been gained by the use of a key, through
the front door.
For a New Braddeck Church.
The congregation of the Braddock Metho
dist Episcopal Church have set apart Sun
day, February 17, for contributions to the
fund for the new church enterprise. The
aim of the congregation is not to build an
expensive bnt a commodious edifice, and it
is expected that on this day the members
will contribute liberally.
For T.ngglng Airny the Brass.
Richard Foley and Dominick Canning
ham were arrested yesterday morning at
Jeanette City by Officers Kelly and Bieh
ards, charged with being implicated in the
robbery at Oliver Bros. & Phillips' mill.
Two weeks ago there was a lot ot brasses
stolen from the Fifteenth street mill.
Belva Will be la Braddock.
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood, who is a stand
ing candidate for the Presidency of the
United States, will lecture in Braddock
next Monday night Her subject will be
"Social and Political Life in AVashington,"
and she is expected to draw a Tery large
Attacked by Fonr Men.
Four men are alleged to have attacked
John "Barnes, of First avenue, last night on
tbe corner of Sarah and South Twentieth
streets. The man was found with several
cats on his head. He gave the name of one
of his assailants as Gallagher. No arrests
Result of a Sadden Stop.
An inbound Pittsburg Traction car
stopped so suddenly yesterday" that C. J.
Clark, a boy, was thrown through the glass
window into the smoking apartment. He
was badly cut.
In Honor of George.
W. T. Kerr, chairman of the Jr. O. TJ. A.
M. parade committer, has issued a circular
to merchants, manufacturers and citizens to
observe Washington's Birthday and display
GAIL HAMILTON &&SVZJS
the contributors to the Sunday istut of Tnx
Dispatch. Watch for and read her clever
tatire in to-morrouft issue.
Dr. B. M. Han jta. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
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HE SPEAKS AT LAST.
The Cashier of .the Munct- Farmers
' and Mechanics' Bank Avers
HIS INNOCENCE OF THE CHARGES
Against Him, and Says He is a Tictim of
MR. J. H. SORG SAIS THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE
A visit was paid yesterday to Mr. Henry
F. Voigt, the former cashier of the defunct
Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, on the
Southside. He is now in jail awaiting a
hearing on charges alleging that he embez
zled large sums of money from that institu
tion. Mr. Voigt promptly acquiesced when
be was told that a Dispatch reporter
would like to have a talk with him, and,
when tho question was asked whether he
would be able to get bail at to-day's hear
ing, he replied:
"1 really do not know as much abont this
affair as I ought to, considering that I am
the one chiefly interested, L"ast week I
thought the hearing would proceed, but at
the last moment my lawyer told me that he
could not be present, and on that account a
postponement was applied for. To-morrow
I hope, however, that things will advance.
Whether I shall get bail or not, I cannot
tell. I will make an effort, however, to
have it reduced, and then I dare say I will
be able to secure it"
NOT NECESSARILY PERJURY.
"Do you think that the prosecutors will
be able to prove the charge of perjury?"
"No, I do not think so. The mere fact
that they have found larger accounts in the
books than I made in my statement does not
prove me culpable at all. I made my re
port to tbe best of my ability and knowl
edge. I could not do any more than that"
"Did you think it was likely you would
be arrested when you heard that the bank
had been closed?"
"Yes, I did. That is in this way: I felt
that if any defalcation -or deficiency was
shown I would be likelv picked upon as the
perpetrator of the evil."
"But why did you not run away? Were
"No; I had all the opportunity in the
world to get away if I wanted to; but I was
willing to wait and watch developments. I
was in Buffalo last summer for about a
month, and, if I bad any fear, I could have
been into Canada very quickly, if I wanted
to. Even after tbe bank was closed, I went
to some friends of mine in Ohio for several
weeks: but I also returned from there. But
I do not feel guilty, and they will have to
prove their accusations.
"Does it not seem peculiar to you that they
did not find out that things were wrong
with the bank until seven months after I.
had left the institution? During my time
as cashier the books were audited every
month. Why was it that nothing was found
out then? And again, previous to my
leaving the bank, the books were re-audited
in the presence of the whole board, and still
I went out without anybody accusing me ot
anything. Everything seemed to be en
"But how was it that Mr. Sorg insisted
upon your leaving the bank?"
"That is a long and complicated story
which, by the way, I would rather not seel
in print. The people on tbe southside
know all about it, I think. He made sev
eral attempts to get rid of me, and failed
several times before he succeeded. At the
time when I went into the glass business he
came to the board and stated that I could
not hold tbe position of cashier in the bank
and be also engaged in another business.
On this plea he wanted mo to get out But
the board argued that if I were not able to
follow two callings at the same time, he-
could not do that either.
A SHOE THAT PINCHED.
In other words, it was intimated to him if
he forced me to resign as cashier, that he
would have to do the same, as president, or
else leave his business as real estate and in
surance agent That settled it. He never
came with that plea again. But, ot course,
I bad to get out eventually."
"Then you believe that he had a grudge
against you, and that a feeling of personal
animosity prompted him to work against
"l'es, but I would rather not have you
publish the storv; everybody knows it"
Mr. John H. Sorg, President of the
Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, did not like
to be quoted as refuting the charges made
by Mr. Voigt against him. He simply said:
SHOOT AND POINTED.
"I never had anything against the man
personally; but when I, as the President of
the bank, became convinced that something
was wrong in the institution, it was my duty
to see that the wrong was righted, and, as
Mr. Voigt had failed to make the bank a
successful and paying institution in 18 years,
I concluded that it might be advisable to
give somebody else a chance. It was in the
interest of the stockholders and the bank
generally that I insisted upon his resigna
tion and for no other reason 'whatever,"
A PHYSICIAN'S MISTAKE.
Two Cases of Supposed Smallpox Tnra Ont
to bo Chicken Fov.
Two cases of smallpox were reported at
the office of the Bureau of Health yesterday
morning by a physician from the hill dis
trict Superintendent McKelvey at once ordered
an investigation of the cases, but the exam
ination developed the fact that the physician
had been mistaken, and that they were only
chicken pox cases.
No bacKcnllons Were Made.
A meeting of Republicans of the Second
ward, Allegheny, was held last night to
suggest candidates for Councils and ward
offices. Before the meeting was called to or
der Mr. Dram announced that it was un
authorized, as it had not been called legally
by the ward committee. Health Officer
Bradley, who is Chairman of the ward com
mute, stated that an official-call would be
issued in a few days.
Allegheny Police Business.
The Police Committee of Allegheny met
last night and approved the bills and pay
rolls for the month. Mayor Pearson was
present and requested that tbe patrol
wagons be covered .as they are in this city.
The matter was referred to a sub-committee.
The report of the business done in the
Mayor's office last month showed that there
were 199 arrests, and the receipts amounted
to ?576 50.
Acknowledged the Debt.
In the hearing yesterday in the case of
Lovine, formerly Secretary of the lapsed
Assembly 6330, KofL., against District
Master Workman Boss for SCI salary, the
defense did not deny the debt, but claimed
the officers are not responsible. The Alder
man reserved his decision.
They Had to Flclit.
F. Tyler, colored, claims that William
Yellow came to his home on Webster ave
nne on Tuesday and hit him with a bottle.
He had him arrested for aggravated assault
In a Critical Condition.
At midnight the wife of County Commis
sioner Mo Williams was not expected to live
until this morning. Drs. McCann and
Hamilton ara attending her.i
Rll I NVF the Prince of BumorUtt; con
wiui. ii i s.j ti (butts a laugh-provoking
tketchior to-morrow' 't iitue oThe Dispatch.
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Conductors of the Cit'zens' Traction, Co.
Demand. 25 Cent's Advance.
The condi ctors of the Citizens' Traction
line have made the demand of the company
for an advj nee of their wages. They re
ceive now per'day, but they want $2 25,
the pay of tle gripmen.
The Fifth avenue line's gripmen and con
ductors are 'now receiving the same pay,
and it is on this fact that the Penn avenue
T men base their claims.
However, the best of feeling has so far
existed betwen the men and officials of the
Citizens' line, the latter listening to the
claims of the men and treating them with
respect On these grounds it is hardly
thought that there will be any trouble. The
men, however, are constantly increasing the
strength of their organization, and it is
feared that on this account they are
prompted to urge their demands.
The new eleven hour system of running
the crews has not been put in force yet, ns
enough gripmen have not folly learned
their duties yet, and it being the policy of
tho company 'to give all the old men a
chance rather than drawing a supply from
UNCLE SAM'S WAR SHIPS.
Captain Steel fenys the York! own Is Ready
to Go to Samoa.
Captain Steel, of Cramp & Sons, returned
to Philadelphia last night. The Captain
stated that if the Government needed war
ships in tbe present Samoan imbroglio the
Yorktown is ready, with the exception of
putting on the guns, and this could be done
in a few days. By working night and day
the Baltimore could be completed in three
But, Cap'tain Steel says, Germany can't
afford to fight France is waiting for such
an opportunity, and nothing would please
the wilv Frenchmen more than a national
fisticuff between Americans ana Teutons.
The Germans, he thinks, in such an event,
would soon find themselves hard pressed on
their own borders.
LAYI&G FOE A TBACTION CONDUCTOR.
Two Roughs Board a Fifth Avenne Car to
Clcnn It Ont.
Last evening about 7:30 two roughs
boarded car No. 3, of the Pittsburg Trac
tion Company's line, near the railroad
bridge, with the evident intention of
"cleaning it out," bnt, discovering that
they were on the wrong car, got off.
It seems, that the conductor of car No. 5
had in some way incurred their ill will, and
they had been waiting for him to come
along to. avenge themselves.
As car So. 5 came along they boarded it
and made a raid on the conductor. In the
melee that followed most ot the windows in
the car were broken and the car generally
jammed up. The conductor and gripman
finally pitched their assailants off, after
quite a struggle.
CDT NEAE THE HEAET.
Two Friends Qnarrel in a Saloon and One
A cutting scrape, which might have re
sulted seriously, occurred in Schneider's sa
loon on Federal street, Allegheny, about 10
o'clock last night. . S. Giles and Otto
Kaiser had a quarrel and the former stabbed
him with a penknife, inflicting a wound
near the heart
Captain Wilson arrested Giles and he
was locked up. Shortly after his incarcera
tion Kaiser appeared and wanted to go bail
for his as ailunt, saying he believed the
wound was inflicted accidentally.
ANOTHER LIQUOR PEDDLER
Is Arrested In Braddock for Acting aa the
Alleged Agent of Browaraky.
Henry Newman another of Hyman
Browarsky's agents, was 'arrested in Brad
dock Thursday night for unlawfully ped
dling wkisky through theborough. He had
a hearing and was held in the sum of $1,000
for his appearance at court. The borough
authorities are mating it exceeding warm
for the Pittsburg liquor dealer, himself and
several of his men having been arrested out
there a short time ago.
Squeezed on the Cable Line.
Yesterday afternoon a cable car on the
traction road struck John Harrison, a team
ster, who was walking along beside his
wagon, near Gist street, on Fifth avenue.
Harrison was badly squeezed between the
car and his wagon, but his injuries are not
Deserves a Rest.
Bev. Richard Lea, pastor of the Forty
third Street Presbyterian Church, handed
in his resignation last Wednesday on ac
count of old age. It was accepted. Bev.
Mr. Lea was ordiined in 183G. A commit
tee was appointed to secure another pastor.
They Deny It.
The proprietors of the Anderson deny
that they are trying to buy the property
next to the hotel on Penn avenue. They
never had any intentions of building an
annex, and laugh at the story as the clever
concoction of a needy reporter.
Ninth Ward Nominations.
The Democrats of the Ninth ward held
their primary election in the Balston school
house last night T. M. Brophy was nom
inated for Select Council and J. Schwcin
hart and Peter.Seibert were the nominees
for School Directors.
The Brick is En Route.
Secretary Follansbee received a letter yes
terday from the Colorado Smelting Com
pany apologizing for the delay in sending
the silver brick. They had to make the
mold, and the engraving took some time. It
will soon be here. '
He Broko home Ribn.
Frank May, a conductor of the Birming
ham street car line, broke several ribs yester
day. He was standing on the platform
when he slipped find fell very heavily on
the steps of the car. He was taken to his
home in Brownstown.
Two Charges Against Illm.
Edmnndson & Perfine accused Samuel
McElhaney yesterday of embezzling 514
while in the employ of the firm. His wife
also charged him w'itii desertion. He was
sent to jail for a tearing.
He Will Want Automatic Couplers.
James McCabei a brakeman on the. Pan-
two of his fingers
taken off yesterdav while coupling cars near
Sheridan station Tbe hand was dressed by
Dr. Hiett. i
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Hayes Will be Here.
Ex-President Hayes and Dr. M. A. Newell,
of Maryland, will deliver addresses at the
teachers' institute on Friday evening, Feb
The' Last Bay.
To-day is the list day of our successful 58
sale. Included lin this sale are imported
kerseys,chinchilas,elysians and iurbeavers,
worth all the wjiy from ?25 to $35. Oar
price to-day and the last dav at that--$8.
Many of these overcoats are silk and satin
lined, and not one in the lot is worth less
than $25. Anyone who don't bny one of
these to-day has himself to blame, as we ex
pect to sell them out clean and clear by 10
o'clock to-night At the price these gar
ments are sold they are worth buying now
and salting dowe for next season's use.
I " ' P.co.c,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House, ,
Bead "The .American." Ont to-day. On
In at R R Tint;.' anJ Am Q1LC.J -i
sale at E. S, Da'
is' and at 423 Smithfield st.
THE STEIKE BEGUN.
Several Hundred Cokers at the Don
nelly and Leith Works Qnit.
A GEHEEAL STRIKE NOT PROBABLE
The Vesuvius Lodge of the. Amalgamated
Association is Suspended,
AND THE WOEKS ABE CLOSED DOWN
The expected trouble in the coke region
began yesterday, the men at several of the
works refusing to allow the operators three
days' grace in which to agree to their demand
for an advance in wages. Among the works
where a strike was inangurated are the
Donnelly works, of the McClure Coke Com
pany, and the works at Leith, belonging to
the Chicago and Connellsville Coke Com
pany. This is evidence that the men are
not working in harmony, and it is therefore
probable that the strike will not be general.
The men employed at the various works
of the H. C. Frick Company will not strike,
because they are being paid the wages they
have demanded. At some of the other
works the men who belong to different or
ganizations are divided on the subject, and
some seem to think that as the Frick com
pany is receiving more money for coke the
company is able to pay higher wages than
the other operators. Many of the men are
of a different opinion, and believe that the
wages in the region should be uniform.
All tho leading operators were seen yes
terday and stated that they had received no
communications from their employes and
would continue present wages as long as the
men were willing to work.
Colonel J. W. Moore said that under the
present scale of wages and selling price the
workers are receiving all tbe money and
nothing is left for tbe owners of the works.
He said if the men wanted to strike be
could stand it as long as they desired to re
Mr. Frick was seen, but positively re
fused to talk on the subject It is charged
that he is attempting to "stir up a strike in
the region;" but when this report was men
tioned to him he merely laughed, and said
it was too ridiculous to deny.
The following report of the condition of
affairs was received last night from Scott
dale: The strike expected In the coke regions has
commenced at a portion of tbe works. Schoon
maker's Jimtown works are ont and his Alice
and Redstone works will probably be ont to
morrow. Only a portion of the men were work
in;: at the Alice to-day. The men at the Don
nelly works, of the McClnre Coke Company,
are oat auct JIayfield is also reported out At
Leith the drivers have struck for an advance of
12 cents per day, and the works are idle. The
H. C. Krick Company have not signed tbe
scale, bnt merely continued it indefinitely, as
the probabilities are that the strike will become
general by Monday.
At the works not controlled by the Frick
Coke Company it is said that some of tbe men
are not In favor of striking unless the Frick
miners come out for the scale also, and claim
that his merely continuing his present scale
will not be any belp to them in their demand.
It is also thonght that an understanding exists
between tbe Frick Coinpanv and tbe leaders of
the National Progressive Union, and it Is re-
Eorted that several conferences have been
eld and one was witnessed to-night between
one of the Frick Company clerks and a member
of the Executive Board of the National Pro
The Stewart Iron Company works, near
Unlontown, are also ont. The men who are
not working are equally divided between the
two organizations. Peter Wise is at the Red
stone Coke Works to-night and will use his in
fluence to bring tho men ont there.
A LODGE SUSPENDED.
The Amalgamated AsocIntion In Drawing
tbe Lines Very Close.
The Amalgamated Association, it is re
reported, has suspended the Vesuvius
lodge, composed of several hundred mem
bers, tbe cause being that they admitted a
man to membership who is , accused- of
'scabbing" at Zanesville. This is one of
the first cases of the kind that has occurred
since the association was formed, in 1874.
The pnddlers are in the majority in this
lodge, and it is said they are now trving to
revive the old organization, the Sons of
Vulcan, with a fair degree of success.
None of the members of the suspended
lodge could be seen, but a Dispatch re
porter had a talk with Secretary Martin, of
the Amalgamated Association, and he said:
"I have nothing to say on tbe subject. I
will neither affirm nor deny the report."
In addition to this non-rommital state
ment and the fact that the Vesuvius Iron
Works is closed, there is an inference that
the report is correct.
A FIGHT AHEAD.
Coal Operator Will Mnke an Effort to Re
duce the IHIning Scale.
The annual meeting of miners and coal
operators, to fix the rate of mining for the
year, will be held in Indianapolis next
Tuesday. Messrs. Sacford, De Armitt,
Dempster, Schleuderberg, Bobbins, Blythe,
Bcisinger and Hall, coal operators, will
The operators claim they are losing money,
and will make a strong effort to reduce the
present mining rates from 70 cents iu the
winter, and 74 cents in the summer, to 75
and 70 cents respectively. The miners will
oppose the reduction, "and some fun is ex
pected. A FINISHED C0NTEACT.
Three Nice Locomotives for a Weil-Known
The Pittsburg Locomotive Works hasjust
completed a contract for three large loco
motives for the St Louis, Vandalla and
Tcrre Haute railroad, and they will be
shipped to-day. The locomotives are valued
at about $13,000 each.
Standard Plate Glasq Election.
A meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Standard Plate Glass Company for or
ganization was held at their office in this
city, Tuesday, January 29. 18S9. There
were present at the meeting James A.
Chambers, H. Sellers McKee, John M.
Kennedy, Esq., -William E. Schmertz,
William Loeffller and W. D. Wood. The
meeting resulted in the election of James
A. Chambers, President; William E
Schmertz, Vice President and A, F. Chan
dler, Secretary and Treasurer.
The Gas In the Mines.
The results of the labors of the board who
examined miners for positions of mine
bosses in this city last week have not yet
been announced. They have decided, how
ever, that the persons selected will he com
pelled to go through the mines in this sec
tion with safety lamps nnd ascertain the
different kinds of gasses in each mine.
A Deduction in Wages.
The employes of the Braddock Wire Mill
have been notified of a 10 per cent reduc
tion in wages, to go into effect on Monday
next The men say they will not accept the
redaction, but will strike.
AscAKcrrrof gas caused a shutdown at
tbe Southside works of Uliver Bros. & Phillips
The annual meeting of the Stove Manufac
turers' Association will be held in Chicago,
beginning next Tuesday.
It is said that Moorhead Bros, db Co. bave
refused to pay tbe increased gas rates Imposed
by the Philadelphia Company, and that their
works are closed. '
8ECRETABT WnXIAH MABTIjr, Of the
Amalgamated Association, Is an applicant for
the position of Commissioner of the Bureau ot
Labor under tbe new administration, and has
no formidable opposition.
DKAV0 0DT OF THE WAT.
Jnmes H. Lindsay, of Allegheny's Charter
Committee, Telln How n Troublesome
Obstacle Was Disposed; of.
Mr. James H. Lindsay, President of Al
legheny Select Council and n member of the
Charter Committee sent to Harrisburg, re
turned yesterday morning. As a Dispatch
reporter stepped into his office in the aftei
noon. Mr. Lindsay was found reading a tel
egram with a look of satisfaction on his
countenance. Handing the telegram to tbe
reporter, the cause was evident, as it was
signed Samuel Watson and George Eiphin
stonc, and stated that thing were "fixed."
When asked what "fixed" meant, Mr.
Lindsay said: .
It means that the new bills have been fixed
with the committee and will go through the
House and Senate air rteht. It was tbe only
thing that conld be done, and I think tho peo
ple will be satisfied with It Tbe third class
charter provisions bare kept things laginng:
tbere were abont 88 pages or it to be cone
through, but they rere disposed of yesterday,
and gave us a chance. W hether our new bins
would eo to the committee all hinged on Dravo,
of Heaver. He objected because bethought
second-class cities all wronc: bnt. by this tele--pram,
I suppose he was conveniently absent
when the time came. It was all fixed before I
left last night
Yon asked why Dravo wasn't there for a
final kick. I don't known that be wasn't: but
he probably had ".mother appointment" then.
Andrews will help ns. too, and there is nothing
that I can see that will hinder it going thronzh
all right. It will come lie Tore tbe House next
Tuesday. I think that there is now no faction
nfthe people which it will not snit. The Seloct
Council Is only naif; the Common Council
about the same, and we neet not have as many
magistrates as PittsDursr. It will not be neces
sary to have as expensive departments as Pitts
bnrg. or pay tbe heads of tbem as large salaries.
I see no hitch now to prevent its coming be
fore the people, and think It will satisfy all. It
is the best that can be done, anyway. Messrs.
Watson and Klphlustone will be home to-morrow.
A GOOD DINNER, -$$
Dahlgren in to-morrSvft issue of THE Dis
PATcn. The writer is an autnority on fash
ionable enlertainm nts, otut gives a number of
valuable hints to society hostesses.
We Have Finished Stock Taking;
And find we have a larger stockof imported
artistic wares than we desire, and in order
to close out our entire stock before sending
onr buyer to Europe will offer our entire
line of Worcester, Doulton and Crown
Derby wares, Vienna bronzes, French mar
ble clocks, French bronzes, lamps, pedestals,
etc., at a reduction of trom 20 to 40 per cent
This is not an ordinary cle trance sale, but
an extraordinary, as in many cases the prices
asked are less than cost of importation.
This is an opportunity seldom offered for
purchasing high-class goods at the prices of
the ordinary, and we hope the public will
W. W. Wattles. Importer,
30 and 32 Filth avenue.
The Last Day.
To-day is the last day of our successful $8
sale. Included in this sale are imported.
kerseys,chinchillas,elysians and fur beavers,
worth all the wav from $25 to 35. Our
price to-day and the last day at that 58.
Many of these overcoats are silk and satin
lined, and not one in tbe lot is worth less
than $25. Anyone who don't buy one of
these to-dav has himself to blame, as we
expect to sell them out clean and clear by 10
o'clock to night. At the price these gar
ments are old they are worth buying now
and salting down for next season's use.
P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Sanitarium and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity bv trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Sprint;, O.
Vitalized air and laughing gas are one
and tbe same, and killed Mrs. Hirscb. Dr.
Charles S. Scott, 624 Penn avenue, opposite
Home's, gives the only absolutely safe
anaesthetic1 given in the city, and when yon,
awake your teeth are out -
- - Valentines
Opened to-day. A beautiful line of
novelties, cards and books.
JOS.ElCHBATJ3I & CO.,
48 Fifth avenue.
Angostuba Bitten is known all?over
the world as the great regulator of the di
Bead "The American." Out to-day. On
sale atE. S. Davis' and at 423 Smithfield st
Bemoval and clearance sale of guns and
revolvers at J. H. Johnston, 621 Smithfield
Liver complaint cured free at 1102 Car
son st, Southside.
TO CLOSE TJP PARTNERSHIP re
quires quick sales.
SILKS and DRESS GOODS all re
vised in price.
CLOTHS and WOOLENS all revised
DRESS GOODS of every description
all revised in price.
Domestic and House Famishing
Goods, Table Linens, Napkins and ,
Towels, all revised in price.
Cloak Department, containing many
choice garments, so much revised that
prices wil. astonish you, as all winter
garments must be sold.
Trimmings, Handkerchiefs and Neck
wear all revised in price.
Winter Underwear, Gloves, Hosiery,
Cardigans and all heavy goods cnt deep
BIBER I EABTDN,
605 AND 507 MARKET STREET.
I have this day sold my interest in
the firm of
HEARD, BIBER & EASTON
to my late partners, who will continue
the business, assuming all liabilities
and interests connected therewith.
'JAMES B. HEARD.
PEACHES FOR CREAM
Delicion table fruit; also a fnll line pt
California and Delaware fresh fruits in extra
syrup, tins and class.
ja28-ws Family Grocers,
WALTZIt J. OSBORNE. RICHARD HABROWS.
BARROWS fc OSBORNE
90 Diamond street
Telephone No. 8U
TTIELLER'S SCOTCH JAMS-THE FINEST
t imported in one pound porcelain pots: also
jellies, marmalade and preserved frnlts, war
ranted pure, in glass jars, for sale by the case
or retail. JNO. A. BENSHAW 4 CO., '
ja28-w I.ih'rtv and Ninth t.
ft 4A f
' 1 KBW "ADTERTIEaiEKT"
JDS. HDRNE k EDB',,
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PENN AVENUE STORES.- ;'
.ZZZL . -,fVr
NINE HUNDRED ' jfcg.
TO BE SOLD THIS WEES '"
CLOAK ROOM. . .: .'
Price are very low and it will be a
good investment S3 bays an excellent
Ulster or Newmarket; better ones at t
tlO; still better at f 15; the $29 ones are
Several hundred beat Plush Wraps
also, including Jackets, Coats, Mantles
and Newmarkets. Then come tho
Colored Cloth Jackets, $25, $20, 315, $10,,
15 all reduced, and the most stylish
and finest Jackets shown.
Special values in Black Jackets at S3'
THE CLOAK ROOM
Is the place this week. The first eomerS
KjlJiive the best choice.
Don't forget the 800 Ulsters and New
markets. The After Stock-Taking Bargain
Tables are crowded every day.
JDS. HDRNE i ED.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
NOTICE OF DI8S0LUTI0N-THE FIBM'
of Grace & Lamker, Insurance Agents,
has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
The business of tbe said firm will be settled by
Edward S. Grace at his office. No. 98K Fourth
avenue (second floor), Plttsbnrir. Pa. '
EDWARD S. GRACE,
The undersigned bave this day associated
themselves together as partners, under the
firm name of Grace. Lamker t Co., to carry on
the general Insurance bnsiness at 96 fourth
avenne (second floor), Pittsburg. Pa.
J. F. LAMKER.
J. S. GRACE,
EDWARD S. GRACE.
Pittsburg, Pa., January 3L 1&9. ia31-3
VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WE
J.1 bave purchased of L. P. Rider his patent
dated July 9, 1875, for improvement in casting
axle boxes and other tubular articles, and that
all parties infringing said patent will be held'
strictly accountable. KINZER & JONES. -PrrrsBURO.
January 17, 1889.
KINZER A JONES,
"101 TO 111 PENN AVE.
Rmml Ma A-rl a RnxMi-
Pipe Balls and
Fine Gray Iron Castings
A specialty. jalP-TT-TTS f
ELECTION -CENTRAL BANK, PITTS-BTJRG-The
annual election for Direct
ors of this bank will bo held at the banking
bouse. No. 47 Fifth avenue, on TUESDAY,
February 12, 1889,jJetween the honrs of 11 a. v.
and lr.a. 'M. HUNNINGS, Cashier.
OFFICE AXXEGHEKY BRIDGE CO., I
PittsbCKO. February 1. 1SS3. t
ELECTION-AN ELECTION FOR PRESI
DENT, Managers and officers of the
company for erectin? abrldeeover the Alle
gheny river opposite Pittsburt In tbe county
of Allegheny ' will be held at tbe Tllhnnso at
tbe south end of the bridge on MONDAY,
MARCH 4, nextat 2 o'clock p. sr.
fe2-S6-s W. ROSEBCRO, Tteasurer.
OFFICE OF THE J
PKSSSYLVAifiA Construction Co., V
No. 133 First avenue, eltv.
"ELECTION -THE ANNUAL MEETING
jy of the stockholders of the Pennsylvania
Construction Company will be held at the office.
No. 133 First avenue, on .MONDAY. February
11, 18t. between tbe hours of 12 u. and 1 P. 5L,
for the purposo of electing Ave (5) directors to
serve for tbe ensuing year.