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.'THE PITTSBUEG DISPATCH, "WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889.
Westinghouse and Edison are
Sure to Consolidate.
ONLY A QUESTION OE GASH.
A Case Before the U. S. Circuit Court
Will be Decided Saturday
ABOUT THE INCANDESCENT LAMP.
And Westingliouse Claims Priority on the
AN UKPKECEDENTED BUSINESS.
The consolidation of the Westinghouse
electric interests and the Edison Company
now seems to be on the point of being an ac
complished fact. The -wheel of fortune,
which for so many years has been in the
hands of Mr. Thomas Edison, ready to tnrn
in his direction at any moment, is suddenly
falling from his grasp, and is showering its
sparks upon Mr. "Westingliouse at eTery
turn of the axle. All the patent suits and
interference cases between the two great
American electric currents that hare come
to public notice lately were evidences of ab
solute defeat for one side or the other. The
decision of the Supreme Court in the Bate re
frigerator case turned out to be an ad
vantage to Westinghouse, and on next Sat
urday the last straw by which the existence
of the Edison Company is independently
suspended may be snapped to pieces.
The suit in question was brought by
Westinghouse as the owner of the Sawyer
Han patent on fibrous carbon which is now
IN ALL IXCAXDESCENT LAMPS,
Edison's included. It has been pending be
fore the courts for several years, owing to
forced delays caused by the Edison Company.
Thomas Herr, Esq., solicitor for Westing
house, however, returned from Xew York
yesterday, and stated to a reporter of this
paper that all the testimony had been taken
in the case by last Saturday, and that a
hearing had been set by the United States
Circuit Court to take place here on next
If the court decides and Pittsburg elec
trical men believe the great probability is
that such will be the case that the fibrous
carbon patent belongs to Sawyer & Man
(now Westinghouse), then all the lamps
put up by Edison, 1,000,000 in number, are
infringements upon the Sawyer-Man patent;
ergo, the Edison Company is gone, unless
the two consolidate.
A representative of this paper questioned
several of the highest officials of the West
inghouse company on the subject of con
solidation yesterday afternoon. They were
all willing to talk, but not to be quoted by
name for publication. There was, however,
no necessity for a Bishop to read their
minds, for it was stamped upon their very
foreheads that they were expecting the sign
ing of the last paper every day.
XS AWFUL COMPARISON.
"To-day is the 5th of February, and we
have sold already over 50,000 lights this
month," said one of them.
"That is a larger number of lights than
the Edison company sold during the whole
of last year," said another.
"We have been advised by telegraph this
morning of an order for 25,000 lights, an
order equal to the London order; and so far
our orders for this month represent nearly
5700,000, an amount of business which is
unprecedented in the electric world." This
was another statement of one of the West
But a gentleman who was more dis
posed to talk than the rest of them said:
"The consolidation of the Edison and
Westinghouse companies is simply a ques
tion of dollars and cents now. They both
long ago realized that one is an absolute
necessity to the other's absolute success.
Both know that they are both owning val
uable patents, and each of them is afraid
that the other might get the best of him."
This suit, however, which is to come up
next Saturday, may bring about the climax
in favor of Westinghouse, and if so, Edi
son will have to come to terms.
LOST BONDS OP PITTSBURG.
A Philadelphia Bank Will Probably be Ont
$245 by the Loss.
City Treasurer Denniston yesterday re
ceived a letter from the cashier of the Cen
tral National Bank of Philadelphia, stating
that several coupons of city of Pittsburg
bonds, aggregating 5245, due January 1,
1889, had been lost in that bank. The
writer asked that payment be stopped, and
also wanted to know what kind of an in
demnifying bond would be required on the
lost bonds in the event of their being after
Mr. Denniston replied that bond coupons
were like Government currency, and must
be paid when presented. No'bond of in
demnity could be accepted.
A LOTTERY ANYHOW.
The Sugtcstion Might or Slight Not Bring
the Relief Wanted.
As the Legislature is now abont to take
hold of the subject of jury reform, it is
widely suggested that to the qualifications
at present prescribed, "when intelligent and
judicious," should be added "honest,"but as
the Qualifications already prescribed seem
to be set aside whenever some people wish
to have them, the addition would probably
only tend to render the matter moreobscure,
and it is already sufficiently so when some
men's names come out twice a year, though
only put in once.
If this isn't so, liars are almost as plenty
as David once supposed them to be.
BUSY MERCHANT TAILORS.
Important Convention to Commence In
Sew York City To-Dnr.
Mr. A. L. Sailor, of Sailor & Pitcairn;
George Campbell, A. A. J. Gaskill, ot the
Pittsburg Packet Company, and Mr. An
drew Venny left for New York last evening
to attend the Merchant Tailors' Convention
to be held in that city during the next few
days. The convention will clcse with a
banquet at the Hotel Brunswick. A num
ber of other merchant tailors will attend the
TIIE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
They Refer the Appropriation Ordlnnnco to
At the meeting of the Finance Committee
yesterday the appropriation ordinance was
referred to a committee consisting of Messrs.
Magee, Carnaban, Ford, Hollidayand Mac
Gonigle. The 3ity Controller and Treas
urer were instructed to close up a number
of valueless accounts of delinquent tax col
lectors and broil en banks.
HOLY GHOST COLLEGE.
The Results of the Seml-Annnal Examina
tions at the School.
During the past few weeks semi-annual
examinations have been held at the College
of the Holy Ghost on -Bluff street. The
results of the examinations were announced
yesterday by the reverend President to the
faculty and pupils. The names and per
centages of the pupils who stood the highest
in their respective classes are as follows:
Senior class A, College department,Greek,
Jerome Otter, 93; Latin, Jerome Otter, 98;
English, Jerome Otter, 95; mathematics,
Frank Danner, 95; sciences, Maurice
Junior Class Greek, Henry Bierman, 95;
Latin, Henry Bierman, 79; English, Fred
crick Bausch, 98; mathematics, William
McMullin, 95; sciences, Henry Bierman, 98.
Sophomore Class Greek, Frederick
Bausch, 95; Latin, Bobert Lawlor, 82;
English, William Stadelmann, 82; mathe
matics, Edward Coll, 91; sciences, Bobert
Class B, Business Department, gram
mar and composition Edward Eeilly, 95;
arithmetic, Edward Eeilly, 100; practical
bookkeeping, Edward Eeilly, 93; theory of
bookkeeping, John Dauer, 95; commercial
law, Eduard Beillr, 98; Christian doctrine,
Edward Keilly, 92."
Class C, Academics Department freshmen,
Greek, Frederick Frommherz, 88; Latin,
John Walsh, 85; English, Frederick Fromm
herz, 90; mathematics, C. Gibney, 100; geol
ogy, Frederick Frommherz, 88.
First Academic, Greek, Edward Glenn,
99; Latin, John Fisher, 97; English, H.
Patterson, 90; arithmetic, W. Vilsatk, 98;
bookkeepinc, H. Patterson, 100; elocution,
J. Dunlevy, 98.
Second Academic, Latin, J. Began. 85;
bookkeeping, Leo Ley, 97; English, John
Gruseck, 98; elocution, James McGann, 98;
mathematics, Patrick Toole, 100.
..Class D, preparatory course First divis
ion, J. Larkm, 100; geopraphy and cram
mar, C. Grace, 100; reading and spelling,
O. McGann, 100; arithmetic, E. Grimm, 100;
dictation, J. Larkin, 97.
Second division Geography and gram
mar, C. Sterile, 68; catechism and Bible
history, C. Sfecdle, 97; reading and spell
ing, H. Schleim, 98; arithmetic (XSteedle,
100; dictation, C. Steedle; 94.
THE EXPOSITION OPENING.
The Directors Decided to Throw It Open
About September 1.
The directors of the Exposition met yes
terday and decided to open the Exposition
about the first week in September. The fol
lowing resolution was passed:
Whereas, The time has come when the
Question mutt be settled as to whether wo shall
have an Exposition this fall or not; therefore,
Resolved, That we have an Exposition, the
openinc of which shall be about the first week
in September, and while we need at least $a5.
OOOto finish the buildings, still we have faith to
Deneve mat our people win see to It that the
necessary funds will be forthcoming in due
time to carry to a successful finish this
The plans of power hall were presented,
and referred to the Property Committee.
They will be considered next Tuesday.
During the week subscriptions to the
amount of 52,300 had been received. The
following were admitted to life membership:
James McCrea, Dr. Thomas W. Shaw, "Will
iam Ross Proctor, Dr. E. A. Wood. Joseph S.
Brown, Dr. J. N. Dickson. Dr. J. H. Mc
Clelland. William Clark's Sons & Co. (second
subscription), James E. Shocnberg, Henry
Auction and Storage Company, J. P. Farley,
Robert F. Mayer. F. E. Schenck, Kaskel Solo
mon, William McKenney fc Son, Wharton,
Bakewell & Co., L. Goldsmith & Bros., John L.
Georpe. Harris Theater. Snowden d. Peterson,
Metatithic and Asphalt Paving Company.
The loans were: J. M. Montgomery, 100;
Samplincr & Eich, 50; Oppenheimer &
Kauffman, 25; Chaddock & Owens, 525.
BELLEVUE'S ELECTRIC K0AD.
It Slay Not be Operated Acnln Just
For People Will Wnllt.
For several days it has been reported that
the Bellevue Electric road would suspend
operations entirely, owing to a want of
patronage. A reporter for The Dispatch
met A. J. Clancy, manager of the road, and,
when asked if the assertions were true, the
gentleman stated that some of the patrons
had lost all confidence in the road on ac
count of its being idle so mucb.and that every
time it was so it was for the want of fuel.
But it is now the intention of the officials
not to start the road until they can supply it
with the necessary fuel without causing any
It may be a week or a month; but it can
be stated that the road will run. although,
since it has been built, it has not turned one
cent of profit into the projectors' pockets.
People who wanted the road built to save
their legs, now walk up the hill instead of
patronizing the enterprise.
THE CANAL MODEL.
A Practical Exhibition of tlio Nlcnragunn
Wnter Wny To-Morrow.
The model of the Nicaragua Inter-Oceanic
Canal will reach the city to-morrow after
noon, and will be on exhibition at the
Chamber of Commerce on Friday. The
model was made by Vaule Carter, of Brook
lvn. a rraduate of the Naval Academy. Tt
shows the topography of the country as well
as the workings of the canal. The miniature
lakes in the model will be supplied by the
city mains, and from them will be drawn the
water for the canal, as on the isthmus. The
boats are drawn through the model by a
magnet, worked through the locks and sent
on in the exact manner planned for the
canal. The model will be 20xG feet in size.
The public is invited to see it.
Meet in the Twenty-Ninth Ward
School House and Choose.
The Democrats of the Twenty-ninth ward
assembled in the school house last night for
nomination of candidates for the coming
election. There were about 40 people
present. Mr. Charles Kauffeldt acted as
Chairman and Mr. John Aul as Secretary
of the meeting.
There was hardly any excitement, and the
following nominations were rapidly made:
HenrvLauer, for Select Council; Frank
Iminikus and S. Salsbury, School Directors;
W. Meis, Assessor.
At the close of the meeting a resolution
was passed condeming the present city ad
ministration and disapproving of the cut
ting of the hump.
The South Fcnn Scheme of the Tnndcrbilts
Mr. D. Herbert Hostettcr returned from
the East yesterday morning, where he had
been sounding the New York and Phila
delphia stockholders as to their intentions
in the South Penn deal. He said he found
strong opposition to the Vanderbilt plan of
absorption. He stated the Vanderbilts
would not sell to the Pennsylvania road,
and that he would not be surprised if Mr.
Gould would take a hand in the affair.
A TICKET TO AMERICA.
JohnLipta Forgot to Tarn Over the Money
Received for It.
John Lipta was sent by Jacob Thoma to
the office of a steamship agent to get a ticket
for a passage from Europe to America ex
chanced for 31. Lipta secured the money,
but did not turn it over to the owner, who
has sued him before Alderman Keilly.
Received Ills Sentence.
Charles Litzinger, a member of the fa
mous Fleck gang, who was arrested at the
instigation of Special Agent Houghton, of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, was convicted
in Greensburg yestcrdaa on the charge of
robbing freight cars. He was sentenced 18
months to the "Western Penitentiary.
THE BOLD BEN BRILL.
A Bobber Chieftain Writes From the
BEGGING THAT A FRIEND BE FREE.
Graphic Description of a Band of Burglars'
VIC1T3IS OP IELL0W-BACKED HOTELS
coming meeting of the Pardon
Harrisburg application will be
made for the release of a young man from
Eiverside whose criminal history can be
traced directly to the effects of reading dime
Five years ago Ben Brill and a young
fellow named Koch, both from the South
side, were sentenced to 13 years in the peni
tentiary. Yesterday Attorney S. A. Am
nion received statements from both prison
ers to be presented to the Pardon Board,
giving a full history of their escapades.
The letters themselves are marvels of conH
struction, couched in the most eloquent
language and the most grandiloquent style
imaginable, containing all the studied set
phrases of the regulation novel.
The graphic Ben Brill starts out to tell of
an organized band of boy robbers on the
Southside, their rendczvons and secret pass
words, and of the many petty peculations
committed by them; all under the guidance
of their acknowledged chieftain, whose
chosen robber name was Ben Brill. He
lived a double life, did this bold Ben Brill,
and in private life hustled around a South
side mill, accompanied by some such
harmless name as Smith or Johnson.
"When the shadows fell o'er the hills, unas
suming Johnson became the scowling, cruel
chieftain Ben Brill, the chosen leader for a
gang of dime-novel readers and till-tappers.
CRUSHED, BUT DEFIAKT STILL.
In bold Ben's confession, now in Am
nion's hands, the crushed but still defiant
chief tells of how he first met Koch in the
mill, and how they were first drawn to
gether by a discovered affinity existing in
a mutual love for yellow-backed literature
and wild adventure. The idea struck the
peerless 18-year-old chief that Koch would
make an excellent tool, and he confesses in
touching and tender words, how he undei
mined the youth's natural honesty, how he
painted the robber s lite in bcautitul colors,
and threw a. glamour of romance of the
stealing of a mere piece of bologna from a
butcher shop that proved irresistible to the
aspiring Koch, who hesitated and fell.
Then the brigand chieftain tells of a
couple of insignificant sneak-thieving acts,
and then in an awe-strnck way goes on to
whisper of one dark and gruesome night
while breaking into a house, they awakened
the inmates, and fled ingloriously before do
ing any more damage.
As pursuers were hot upon the trail, the
panting chief whispered an order that they
make a "datoor" and thus foil the foe. As
the attempted burglary was out in the
suburbs, this brilliant -maneuver necessi
tated a semi-circular chase of about 15
miles, but with clenched teeth
THE ORDER WAS OBEYED
by the single follower Koch, and over fence
and under hedge, now hiding or dodging,
now sneaking or crawling, now leaping
like a hound or trailing like a snail, the
Jones & Laughlin tunnel is reached at last.
"Stop," ordered the watchman. "On, my
brave band," yelled Ben Brill, who dashed
into the tunnel, followed by the brave band
in the shape of limping Koch. Here a new
difficulty presented itself in the shape of an
other watchman, who, according to Brill's
statement, did a dastardly act by drawing a
weapon, and without one word" opened fire
upon the devoted band of two. Brill fell at
the first fire, and thinking his wound was
fatal, implored Koch to fly and save him
self. "Never," said the "intrepid youth,
and seizing his supposed dying chieftain by
the collar he yanked him "through the tun
nel, out along the river bank, and hid him
in some tall grass.
"For God's sake, fly and save yourselfl"
hoarsely whispered bold Ben Brill, as he
felt his life slowly ebbing' away, and the
trembling man flew, not to save himself, but
for a doctor. He returned with a physician,
and found the dogged chief not dead, but
arrested, a piece of plaster patched up the
gory wound and both were led off to jail.
The scene is then transformed to the court
room. The two culprits having no money,
had connsel appointed, and Brill goes on to
tell he was amazed on being told to stand
up for sentence, as they had no trial, and
had not pleaded guilty. His counsel came
and whispered to him that Judge White
had said he would double the sentence on
every one of the seven indictments if the
trial weren't finished that morning, so he
had pleaded nolle contendere on the whole
NOT UP IX LATIN.
As "nolle contendere'' isn't greatly used
in dime novels, neither of the boys knew
what it meant, so they agreed to the action
of their counsel, and almost fell out of the
box when Judge White gave them 13 years
each to the penitentiary.
"Our treacherous, perfidious counsel,"
writes the crushed robber chieftain, "de
serted us at the hour of our direst need, be
cause he knew we had no money. By this
ignoble, traitorous act, he caused my inno
cent companion, Koch, to plead guilty of
five of the seven indictments, of which he
was innocent, and I alone am guilty."
He then goes on to say in a very earnest
wa- that poor Koch really was innocent,
an i that he did not ask for pardon himself,
but only asked the board to pardon his un
fortunate tool. He then goes on to tell of
his conversion to the faith by Chaplain
Milligan, and ends with another tirade
against the treacherous, traitorous, perfid
Koch's statement is even more volumin
ous, covering 27 sheets of legal cap, written
on both sides. The language is just as
grandiloquent, though it is written in a
more submissive spirit than that of the un
conquered chief. Mr. Ammon will go to
Harrisburg about the 15th. It is a work of
Eure good nature on his part, as poor Koch
asn't a penny, but talks mistily of intangi
ble rewards somewhere else.
REPEATING THE PROTEST.
I.ndlcs of the Public Charity Board Reply
to the Hamnno Society.
The following communication on a mooted
case is self-explanatory:
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
The Committee on the Board of Public Char
ities for Allegheny county understand that
tlicynere summoned to appear before the
Humane Society to answer for charges brought
against their agent Only one of our members
received any summons, which she did not
deem neenssarv to heed, as the board had made
no charfres, but had entered its protest, which
It now emphatically repeats, that no society
has any right to send young girls, whether
they be cood or bad. to saloon boarding houses.
Mrs. Mary H. Br.nsoT. Chairman,
Jlns. Frances L. Swxft,
Mks. Catherine A. Ouuny,
Mks. Christine T. Holden.
.Mrs. Ellen D. C. Maib, Secretary.
GERHANI COMING IN.
Forty Teutons Among iho 66 Foreigners
Who Yestcrdny Applied.
Up to noon yesterday there were 66 de
clarations of intention by foreigners to be
come Americanized. Of these 40 were
Germans and Tour Huns. Of the 66, but one
signed his name "A.," his mark.
With Special Programme.
The montly meeting of the Pittsburg Cen
tral Circle of the C. L. S. C. will be held to
morrow evening, at the X. M. C. A. rooms.
The programme is a special one, and is of
more than ordinary interest
It Asks tho I'oatotnce to Keep It Fingers
Ont of Karannngh's Fie.
The County Democracy met last night at
its hall, No. 512 Smithfield street, D. J.
Boyle presiding, P. M. Carr Secretary.
Bills to the amount of $37 were approved
and six new members elected.
A committee ot five was appointed to pro
cure quarters for the club G. T. Kafferty,
W. J. Brennan, "William J. Friday, P.
Foley and J. M. Guffy.
Chairman Boyle urged that each member
constitute himself a committee to urge pur
chase of tickets for the club reception on the
night of the 15th inst.
Mr. F. J. Kirk said it was important that
the political situation be given some consid
eration, as a letter carrier not a resident of
the First ward was working against Mr.
Mat. Kavanaugh. Mr. Kirk moved the ap-
E ointment of a committee to notify Mr.
iarkin and see if the matter could not be
Mr. Fox said he thought, as the P. O. had
uniformly worked this way, it ought to be
allowed to have full course to run and be'
glorified in its fight against the Democratic
Several things not complimentary to the
P. O. management were said, and the Chair
stated that the committee would be ap
pointed subsequently, and it was gathered
that the mover was like to he namea as the
Mr. Ennis urged the booming of the pro
ject for a new clubroom. He said the large
attendance so soon after defeat showed the
club's vitality to be unimpaired, and it
ought to have more room for action. The
"Walters building, on Sixth avenue, is re
garded as the coming headquarters.
The club then went into executive session
for the transaction of private business.
AN ICE HARYEST.
The P. R. R. and Pennsylvania Company Get
300 Can From Chnntnuqnn.
The recent cold snap has created qnite a
boom among ice men, who now Chink that
there is a prospect that a harvest may yet
be put in.
An ice man sauntered in a drugstore last
night, shrugging his shoulders and sniffing
the air. "When asked what was the matter,
That air feels good. That's bread and bntter
to me if it keeps on cold, and if it don't we ice
men will have to migrate, I guess, to a colder
clime. It smells like ice, though, to me. There
is eight inches on Pine creek, up the Pittsburg
and Western Railroad, and the Cbautauqna
Lake Ice Company have commenced to harvest
it. However, the ponds are so small that the
weather will have to keep cold in order to
f rcczo them over again.
Tho P. R. R. and Pennsylvania Company are
sure of some ice, anyway, as the Chautauqua
Lake Company loaded 200 cars for them at
Chautauqua Lake Monday and 100 Tuesday.
There is 12 inches on Chautauqua lake now,
and you can be sure that it will be cared for,
every pound. None of the company's other
ponds are frozen over, though. If it should
thaw to-morrow and not freeze up again you
can go down to Union depot next summer and
cool your palate.
THE SURVEYS COMMITTEE.
A Number of Street Ordinances Affirma
At the meetipg of the Committee on Sur
veys yesterday ordinances vacating "Will
iam, Olive, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Bebecca,
Susanna, Philip, Fort, Fayette and Sarah
streets, two unnamed alleys and part of
WInebiddle street, included in the Wine
biddle plan, were affirmatively recommend
ed. This plan was laid out and the lots re
corded in 1865. The city never recognized
or approved the plan, and the heirs could
not make a good deed on the lots sold from
it, on account of the streets the citvhad laid
out conflicting with those in the plan.
Ordinances were affirmatively recom
mended relocating Lowry street, from Sec
ond street to the Monongahela river; Black
street, irom Clearview to Bebecca street. A
number of ordinances establishing the grade
on streets in the outskirts of the city -wen?,
GIDDY GIRL FLIRTS.
Officer Harrison Snys Ho Will Make It Interesting-
Officer Mike Harrison, of the TJnion de
pot, has discovered the latest train on the
Pennsylvania Bajlroad. It is a train that
never goes and its passengers are in the
most cases girls whose ages are anywhere
from 15 years upward. They are always
waiting for a train, and in the meantime
improve their chances by cafrving on a
flirtation with anybody who will flirt with
them. The pleasant officer has grown care
worn over the difficult task of breaking up
the habit and has determined to make it
interesting for them. He warned one or
two last evening to remain away from the
depot. The girls in question do not always
bear bad characters,but only intend to hare
a little fun by "mashing."
SOME CLOSE BIDDING.
The Contracts for Allegheny City Printing
Awarded Last Night.
The Printing Committee of Allegheny
Council met last night to award the con
tracts for the year. Barrows & Osborn and
James McMillan bid on the annual reports,
the former bidding $825 and the latter 5852.
The lowest bidder got the contract. The
Armor Lithographing Company received
the contract for lithographing, their bid be
ing ?S7. The following bids were received
for stationary and blanks: James A. Reed,
$870 60; E. "W. Elton, $669 25; John Ogden,
$652 30. The latter was awarded the con
tract. ALLEGHENY SCHOOL AFFAIRS.
Will the nigh School Full Term be Extended
The monthly meeting of the Allegheny
Board of School Controllers was held last
night. Superintendent Morrow reported an
enrollment of 12,497 pupils, and an average
attendance of 10,702. It was decided to ask
for an appropriation of $172,000 to defray the
expenses for the coming year. Mr. Wood
burn, from the Committee on Grades and
Text Books, reported in favor of extending
the High School term from two to three
years. The matter was laid over until the
A STfiONG OBJECTION.
Societies Will Oppose the BUI of
The secret, beneficial and insurance nrrtprs
doing business in this State, are opposed to
tne Dili introauccu in tne .uegislature by
Bepresentative Kreps, of Franklin. .The
bill provides that every beneficial and in
surance order shall be debarred from oper
ating in the State except to pay $300 for
funeral expenses at death, or pay a stated
sum of money during disability. Some
Eeople claim the insurance companies are
ack of the bill. It will exclude from the
Commonwealth all the beneficial orders.
CHURCH WORKERS C0NTENB.
Tho Southern Convocation Opens Proceed
ine for To-Day.
The Southern Convocation of the Diocese
of Pittsburg opened in St. Mark's P. E.
Church, South Eighteenth street, with a
sermon last night. At 10 o'clock this morn
ing the rcgnlar session for business will
commence, and at 7:30 o'clock to-night there
will be a church workers' conference.
Fred Fnrke III.
Mr. Fred Parke, the popular ex-theatrical
manager, is seriously ill at his residence,
the Hotel Federal, Allegheny. He was
taken sick on Saturday with pneumonia
and bronchitis. Last night his physicians
said that he would recover.
TUMBLEKS TO 'GO UP.
A New Classification Issued by the
WILL GET EVEN WITH SHIPPERS.
How the Latter Have Been Misrepresent
ing Their Goods.
GREAT LOSSES TO THE COMPANIES
The railroads running west of Pittsburg
yesterday issued a new official freight classifi
cation which will go into effect on the 18th inst.
By the new classification a number of petty
practices by which the railroad companies
have been cheated out of thousands of dol
lars annually will be stopped, and another
step taken to prevent false representation in
The most important change in the new
classification is the one pertaining to glass
ware. The minimum on a carload of glass
ware has been raised from 16,000 to 24,000
pounds, thus increasing the rate.
In the past there has been a great amount
of trouble caused by shippers of glassware
such as table ware, lamp chimneys, bottles,
etc., representing them to be tumblers,
which are shipped at lower rates. Tum
blers are heavier and less liable to break
while in transit, and on this account they
have been taken at a rate much less than
that given for ordinary glassware. Under
THE NEW CLASSIFICATION,
glassware is made second class in less than
carloads and third in carload lots. The
minimum weight has been made 16,000
pounds. Bottles have been made second
class in less than carloads, and fourth class
in carloads. "When shipped in 30-foot cars,
which is very seldom, the minimum weight
will be 20,000, and in cars over 30 feet in
length, 21,000 pounds. Tumblers will be
taken as second and fourth, the same as
bottles. Lamp chimneys have been made
second and third, minimum 16,000.
On October 23 of last year a special classi
fication was issued, making glassware and
chimneys in car load lots take the same
class rates as tumblers. Up until that time
the rates on tumblers were lower on account
of a lower classification. Table ware men
and lamp chimney manufacturers shipped
hundreds of car loads of chimneys, etc., at
the lower rate. The practice got so general
that the railroads had men inspect the ship
ments before the cars were sealed and
CHAKGES AND DENIALS.
According to the classification of the
lines west of Chicago, chimneys, bottles,
tumblers, etc., were placed in the same
class. The officials of the initial lines here
charged the representatives of the 'Western
lines who have offices in the city that they
encouraged the practice to misrepresent the
shipments. The "Western agents denied the
charge and the practice was continued, not
withstanding the efforts of the Pittsburg
roads to stop it. Heretofore the rate ou
tumblers to Chicago was filth class, or 17
cents. Glassware was third class, or 27J
cents per hundred. This made a difference
of 10 cents per 100 pounds, or $20 per car.
This made a great difference to snippers,
and the majority of them continued the
Under the new classification which will
go into effect on the 18th, it will be no ob
ject to snippers to misrepresent tneir gooas.
If they make out a shipping bill for a car
load of tumblers they will have to pay the
same as they would on a carload ot bottles.
Theywili have to pay for 2,400 pounds in
stead of 1,600 asat present.
The new classification takes wire out of
the sixth class and puts it in the fifth class.
Notwithstanding this it can be shipped
under the special classification on iron arti
cles, which is enforced by the Eastern lines.
THE SHIFTING CENTRAL.
The New Traction Cars Will Go Ont Wylle
To-morrow the Central Traction Compa
ny will hold a meeting to decide upon a
plan for the power house of that company
on "Wylie avenue. The company has se
cured several lots near the corner of Tunnel
street ana y yue avenue, une ot tnem is
on a 50-year lease. A final decision will
also be made by the board as to whether or
not the cable is to run out Wylie or Center
One of the directors of the company stated
to a Dispatch reporter yesterday that
the cable would go up Wylie avenue.
"I do not think, that there will be any
opposition to that by anybody," he said,
"because it is almost impracticable to go
along Center avenue for this reason: There
is a deep grade out Center avenue, which
would require a great deal of filling in and
other improvements, which are not neces
sary on "Wylie avenue."
A NEW RAILROAD.
The Fennsy Snbmtts the Flans to tho Brad,
A plan for a new railroad has been pre
sented to Councils at Braddock by the
xrennsyiyania xiauroaa company lor a line
of tracks extending from a point at Turtle
creek through the borough of Braddock.
It runs along the north shore of the Monon
gahela river, between the latter and the P.,
McK. & Y. B. B.
They didnot divulge their intention, but
asked that it be submitted to a committee
of Council, with whom the representative of
the company could hold a conference. The
Borough Property Committee and the
Borough Edgineer have been appointed to
consult with them as to what they desire.
This route has been surveyed recently, and
it is now certain that the Pennsylvania
Bailroad Company proposes extending an
other line through the town of Braddock.
A SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
An Allegheny Dairymaa Dangerously la.
J tired Yesterday Afternoon.
A serious runaway occurred in Allegheny
yesterday afternoon which may result in
the death of a dairyman named Ingham,
who resides in the Eleventh ward. Alle
gheny. He was driving along Pennsyl
vania avenne, when the horses became
frightened and ran away. The patrol box
at the corner of Pennsylvania and Irwin
avenues was demolished, and Mr. Ingham
was thrown out, sustaining serious internal
The irightencd team broke the safety
gates at the Ft. "Wayne crossing and nar
rowly escaped being run down by a locomo
tive. Pieces of the vehicle were scattered
along the street, but no one but the driver
HE WANTED HIS BIEDS.
A Man With a Kirnnao Delusion Bothers
A man named "William Thomas, who
gave his residence as New York and said he
Ijyas an agent for a French veneering com
pany, attracted attention at the Union depot
last evening. He claimed he broucht some
birds to the depot the evening before and
that the ticket agents "were trying to hide
them away in the office. He was asking
every lady who would listen to him if they
did not hear the birds singing.
Mr. Thomas was well dressed and was not
drunk. It is supposed he is insane. He
purchased a ticket for Columbus and left
for that city on a late train.
"Act well your part, there all the honor
lies," and buy Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
COAL MINERS STRIKE
Because Wngea Are Reduced and the
Weight for a Ton Increased.
A strike has been inaugurated at the
Millwood Coal Company's works, near
Greensburg. The, company gave notice to
the employes on Saturday that a reduction
of 2 cents per ton would be enforced, and
that 2,240 pounds should make a ton, mak
ing a reduction of 7 cents per ton. The
drivers and mine laborers were reduced 10
per cent. The miners held a meeting yes
terday morning and decided to strike and
the works are idle. Several hundred men
The strikers are especially worked up over
the order of the company to increase the
weight for a ton which is fixed by law at
A big mass meeting of the cokers was
held at the Standard mines yesterday morn
ing, but no definite action was agreed upon.
There are about 75 or 100 coke drawers at
work at these works and they are liable to
quit at any time.
A Special Rate Made for the Armor Plate to
J. A. Hall, agent of the Pacific Bailroad
in this city,yesterday received notice that a
rate of 80 cents per 100 pounds has been
made by the Transcontinental Association
on Government cruiser plates from this city
to all Pacific coast points. This is a special
rate made for the armor plate now being
shipped to Mares Island by Park Bros. &
Oliver Bros. & Phillips and Carnegies
are making the plates. The rate formerly
in effect was?l 15 per 100 pounds. The
Pittsburg shippers complained of the high
rate and had it reduced.
FREIGHT KATES ADVANCE.
Iron Articles and Fnlnu to the Northwest
Go Up a Few Cents.
The freight rates on iron articles from
this city to all points between St. Paul,
Minneapolis and Minnesota Transfer were
yesterday advanced from 2 to 3 cents
per 100 pounds. "White lead and paints
were also advanced about the same.
An Unfounded Chnrge.
The report that one of the members of D.
A. 3, K. of L., had embezzled $118 of the
money appropriated to the Black Diamond
steel workers, is incorrect. An auditing
committee was appoiuted at the last district
meeting to go over the accounts and have
just completed a report which will be pre
sented at the meeting of the Executive
Board this eTening. Theywili report that
they have foiud receipts "and vouchers for
every cent donated by the district to L. A.
Secretary IUhrtln for Labor Commissioner.
The frienJs of "William Martin, Secre
tary of the Amalgamated Association, have
announced hm for the office of Commis
sioner of Labor, and he has decided to be a
candidate. He has the support of John
I Jarrett, whose name was at one time men
tioned for tie position, but who does not
(desire it, anl also Hon. M. S. Qnay. The
o.uiaiKauiauu .tt.ssuuiai.iuil &QU SIOU. w 11-
lam McKinley, of Ohio, are urging his ap
pmtment. He Deserves n Itlerinl.
membership of D. A. 3, K. of L., is
increasing according to reports received at
heidquarters, particularly among the brick
mdcers. Master "Workman James Hooper,
of 1. A. 2946, says the members of his local
are'taking more interest in the order than
eveibefore. One of the members, who is
employed ont of town, travelled 30 miles to
attejd the last meeting.
Tbo Sontliern Conl Trade.
Catain W. W. O'Neil. Joseph Walton
and 'Simpson Horner, the committee ap
poincd by the Pittsburg and Southern Coal
Com-any to look after the interests of the
concrn in New Orleans, returned yester
day.! Mr. O'Neil was seen at his office and
said hat the mission of the committee was
a secet. Prices are not as low as reported.
and he prospects are good.
Workers Will Watch Prices.
L.T. Upton, L. L. Litzinger and James
Hontr have been elected to audit the prices
of rJlsupon which wages of the sliding
scaleare based at the Edg3r Thomson for
the jar 1889. This has never been done
befop, although the firm granted the men
the trivilege when the scale was offered.
A Big; Contract for Axlrs.
National Tubular Axle Company, of
Eiesport, yesterday shipped to the
armcry at Snringfield, Mass., 100 of the
heavr tubular axles to be used in mounting
cannfn and other heavy army vehicles. The
axlej were made after a design of Colonel
I Now Brick Woikt.
Booth & Flinn have purchased a tract of
landkn Stanton avenue, East End, and will
put tp a brick works in a few weeks. A
contact has been let for the machinery, and
wheri the works are completed employment
will le given to about 100 men.
Will Andlt the Accounts.
The Board of Trustees of the Amalga
mated Association has been called to meet
on Saturday night. The accounts of the
officers will be audited and other business
of importance will be transacted.
GENUINE FURNITURE BARGAINS.
642 and 644 Liberty st., cor. Sixth aye.
A positive and genuine clearance of the
remaining last season's patterns in every de
partment of our large iurniture establish
ment. "We are determined to gain floor
space as rapidly as possible for the display
of our new designs for the coming spring
trade, letting the loss be what it may, as wc
are bound to be first with a complete new
line of goods in every department.
"We will also have our large carpet de
partment ready for business by the 15th
instant, with a full line of fresh new pat
terns rizht from the manufacturers, at most
reasonable prices. Henry Berger,
Liberty St., cor. Sixth ave.
Boys' Suits. '
Special sale of boys' suits this week at the
Hub. We offer special bargains in clothing
for boys and children. In order to make
room for spring goods our entire stock must
be sold at any price, and now is the time for
every man and boy who don't have much
money to get big bargains at the Hub. For
underwear, suits, overcoats, pants and cloth
ing of all kinds come to the Boston Cloth
ing House, 439 Smithfield street.
White Bed Spreads SI 00, Are $1 25
And a good fair bed spread at 85 cents; also
in better goods to finest.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S,
Penn Avenue Stores.
At 50c a yard we are showing some
attractive new snrim: dress goods.
irvvpsu Hugus & Hacke.
Society Charms and Emblems
On hand and made to order promptly. A
complete assortment of Masonic, Knight
Templar, Mystic Shrine, Pythian, Odd Fel
lows, American Mechanics, A. O. TJ. W.
and all secret society pins, charms and em
blems, at E. P. Roberts & Sons, corner
Fifth avenue and market st. wssu
SLEEPLESSNESS.indigestion and pain are
horrors that Parker's ginger tonic will abate.
1,000 pairs skates at cost.
J. H. Johnston, 621 Smithfield st.
A GEEEN GOODS CASE
Causes the Arrest of Porter Worlby
Local U. S. Authorities.
A PE0MISE OF $500 FOE ONLY $100
Gets a Latrobe Penman Into
Trouble as a Fraud.
NO QUEEE GOODS Iff HIS POSSESSION.
United States Deputy Marshal Cham
bers, of Pittsburg, yesterday arrested Porter
Worl, an alleged "boodler," in this city.
Mr. Worl will.be given a whirl by Com
missioner McCandless at 2 o'clock this after
noon. A few weeks ago J. A. Kohler, a resident
of Somerset county, received a letter from
Mr. Worl, in which the latter stated that he
believed Kohler to be a man of honor, etc.
He said he had some business to transact
which Kohler would find to his advantage,
and asked the latter to correspond with him.
The latter made believe that he had swal
lowed the bait, and the only thing left for
Mr. "Worl to do was
TO LAND THE STJCKEH.
Kohler wrote him letters on the 22d and
28th of last month, and, as a result of the
correspondence, a meeting at the American
House in this city was arranged. Worl
promised to give Kohler $500 in counterfeit
money which could not be detected for $100
in good money. Kohler told him to be on
hand with the "goods" on Tuesday morn
ing. Before going to meet Mr. Worl, Kohler
went to the United States District Attor
ney's office, and laid the case before Colonel
Allen. The latter had a warrant issued fur
Mr. Worl, and put it in charge of Marshal
Chambers. The officer proceeded to the
hotel and met the slick citizen, Mr. Worl.
He immediately placed the man under ar
rest; but the latter demurred, saying he did
not deal in counterfeit- money, and none
could be found on his person. The latter
HIS ASSERTION "WAS TRUE;
but he will be tried for violating the postal
laws, by using the mails for unlawful pur
poses. Worl's scheme evidently was not to sell
counterfeit money for good money, but, as
the officer believes, to make out that he had
some and then fleece tne man to whom he
was trying to sell it. His alleged method
was to have a package of brown paper with
a good $5 bill on top and a $1 bill under
neath. He would show this to the person
with whom he was negotiating, and claim
ing there was $500 worth of counterfeit
money in the pile, the same as the $5 bill,
he wo'uld sell the package for $100. Telling
the man not to open the package until he
got to his room, for fear, of detection, Worl,
might skip ont. When the dupe opened the
package he would have about $6 worth of
good money for his $100. "Worl is a native
A Bin Sacrifice.
For Thursday we shall offer the most
tempting inducement to purchasers of high
class clothing that we have ever annonnced
during our wnoie Dusiness career, we nave
on hand about 60 French montagnac over
coats, all sizes, lined with Cutter's finest
quilted satin, trimmed in the most expen
sive manner high class tailoring can devise,
and manufactured to sell for not less than
$50. Our price on Thursday for them will
be $20. An accurate idea of the value of
these garments can be formed lrom the fact
that a yard of the raw material in these coats
cost between $10 and $12. We have placed
these overcoats on one counter for your in
spection, and advertised them a day in ad
vance, as onr imported French montagnac
overcoats, selling on Thnnday for the'sac
rificing price of $20. None sold before
Thursday, 9 A. m. P. C. O. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
See the value and styles we are offering
in spring dress goods at 18c per yard,
arwrsii Hugts & Hacke.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth avenue. tVFSu
A COUGH IS THE FIRST WHISPERING
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop into coughs.
Coughs lead to the ereat enemy consumption.
A stitch in time often saves life itself.
COUGHS, COLDS, SORE THROAT,
INFLUENZA and HOARSENESS.
PLEASANT AND ABSOLUTELY
SAFE FOR CHILDREN.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FLEMING BROS., PITTSBURG, PA.
Tableau Vivant, in our Corsets.
Lovely Fitting Kid Gloves,
25c, 35c, 50c, 75c and $1 00.
15c, 25c, 50c, 75c and 1 00.
::: T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
inHOCOLATE AND COCOA BAKER'S,
J Halliard's. Fry's, Whitman's, Epps' and
Wilber's table chocolate, cocoa and confections
in every variety, for sale br
JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO..
ja26-WS Liberty and Ninth sts.
SUGAR CURED HAMS
The finest brands of bams, dried beef and
breakfast bacon, cured expressly for family
use, for sale by
JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO..
Ja26-WS Family Grocers.
NEW ADVERTISEJrgSTH. ,,
JDS. HDRNE k ED.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Come and see the New Goods
GINGHAMS and SATINES.
1 Nearly 50,000 yards in stock. The lar
gest and most complete line of Wash
Dress Fabrics ever shown; prices less
than you can buy them for in New
York. This seems and Is a mammoth
purchase, but we are confident our
endeavors to offer the largest variety
and at close prices will largely increua
business In this popular department
NOW ARRIVING IN
WOOLEN DRESS FABRICS.
As usual, this stock will exceed any
former season's display and prices will
be mads satisfactory, while at tho
same time customers will be pleased
with the many exclusive designs special
to onr house.
Choice styles and colorings at 50c, in
plaids, stripes and mixtures and solid
colorings, in the newest shades.
4,000 yards French All-wool Cash
meres lull color assortment, at 50c
these are special good value.
Our Silk Sale Continues
A remarkable success. Every yard sold
is a certain advertisement of this silk
stock, and we invite yonr prompt atten
tion to the great bargains here.
New.Printed India Silks,
At 60c, 65c, SI and il 23, In the latest
colorings and most stylish patterns.
Black and white, medium and light
colorings in Empire and Directoire de
signs. New invoices will arrive dally,
offering the largest choice in these
Novelties in New Embroideries and
A complete stock of Thin Whito
Goods for spring sewing.
Our "Mark-Downs" in the Cloak
Are making trade lively here. There,
never was a time when bargains in
Wraps of all kinds were so numerous
as now in this Cloak Department for
Ladies, Misses and Children.
After-stock-taking Early Spring
Styles and Bargains
The attractions for this week. Alargs ;
force ot attentive salesmen to wait on -you
JDS. HDRNE i ED.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES!