Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 08, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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"Will be on the Sign Over the F. and
II. Building in the Near Future.
A BIDDER FOR THE JR. 0. U. A. 11".
At the Auction Testerday, According to a
Man Speaking on Authority.
The adjourned sale of the property of
the F. & M. Bank of the Southside was con
tinued yesterday morning. Before the sale
commenced Mr. J. H. Sorg stated that the
assignees were willing to let the property co
lor 35,000. Several bids were made then
nntil Mr. D. 0. Cunningham offered 531,500,
when Mr. H. C. Gearing asked for another
adjournment, because he stated that he
wanted to consult with some parties who
were not present, and who would possibly
bid higher.
While Mr. Gearing refused to state on
whose behalf he had been bidding, it is
pretty well understood that he acted for a
secret organization, either the "Window
Glass Association or the American Me
chanics. A visit was made to the homes of Presi
dent J. Campbell and Secretary George
Cake, of the Window Glass "Workers' Asso
ciation, last night, with the view of finding
out whether Mr. H. C. Gearing had been
property in the interest of that organization.
Both gentlemen, however, were absent; but
another prominent member of the glass
workers' union stated positively that at a
meeting of the association some weeks ago
it was decided to offer no more than 33,000
for the bank. This fact seemed to be Rood
evidence that inasmuch as Mr. Gearing had
offered 534,000, he must have represented
somebody else.
Several prominent members of the Junior
Order of American Mechanics were then ap
proached and qnestioned on the subject
They all agreed that the order is after a
building, but there was only one who,
from his authoritative position, made the
lollowing reliable information:
"Yes; Mr. H. C. Gearing has been bidding
on the bank property in our interest, al
though he was not acting on the given
authority of the order. There are several of
us, however, who think that, as we have to
get a hall anyhow, we
the bank property as any other. It is a
well-known fact that we have been contem
plating to either build or buy a hall. Our
order has a large number of members on the
Southside, and none of the councils have
suitable or commodious quarters. It was
lor the purpose of raising enough money to
erect a building that we instituted the fairs
in Salisbury Hall last year. "Well, we have
now a fund sufficiently large enough to go
ahead, and if we can come to terms with
the assignees of the bank next week the
property will surely become ours.' '
Mr. Gearing was then called upon at his
residence, but he was noncommittal. He
would neither deny nor affirm whether he
was acting for the'Mechanics, but judging
from his remarks there seem to be- no
doubt about the matter.
Inspector 9IcAIceie Demands a Speedy Trial
on the Cknrgea AKalnstHimlastltntcdby
Dr. II. B. Ofr.
The following is a copy of a letter sent to
J. 0. Brown, Chief of the Department of
Public Safety, yesterday morning :
Sin Certain citizens of this city having cir
culated scandalous stories In regard to my
official conduct, both by word of mouth and
through the columns of the public press, which
stories are false, malicious and untrue in every
particular, and are not made from honest or
proper motives, I hereby demand, as of right, a
speedy, public, Impartial investigation of said
charges, in order that the truth may be ascer-,
tained aud established to the satisfaction not
only of yourself, but also of the public at large.
"Very respectfully yours.
Inspector of Police, First Distiict
Chief Brown gave the requtst immediate
consideration, and last evening appointed a
Board of Investigation, composed as follows:
Gamble "Weir, Superintendent of Police,
Chairman; Police Captains Daniel Silvus,
George Mercer and Kichard Brophy, and
Chief Clerk Department of Public Safety
Crosby Gray.
The Chief instructed the board to sum
mon all witnesses who were connected with
said charges, particularly Alderman M. F.
Cassidy and Dr. H. B. Orr, to take testi
mony relating to said charges, and make a
full and complete report or the whole pro
ceedings to mm.
lne inspector and Assistant superintend
ent O'Mara were discharged yesterday by
Alderman Cassidy on the charge of disor
derly conduct, and the 50 fines were re
voked. Each were held for court, however,
on the charge of surety of the peace, in the
sum of 300 bail.
The following is a copy of Chief Brown's
order creating the Board of Investigation:
To Gamble Weir, Superintendent of the Bureau
of l'ollcc Captains Daniel Silvus, George
Mercer and Kichard Brophy, and Crosby Gray,
Chief Clerk or tbe Department or Public Safety:
You are hereby appointed and constituted a
board to investigate the charges herein below
set forth against John McAlesse, Inspector of
Police for the First district:
Charge That the said John McAleese, in
spector aforesaid, has corruptly received
money or other valuable things for the per
formance or non-penormance oi tne amies oi
his office from certain honses of prostitution
and from the inmates thereof.
You will summon ana request the attendance
of all witnesses that will throw light upon this
charge whatsoever, particularly Dr. H. B. Orr
and Alderman F. M. Cassidv, making a care
ful, thorough and rigid investigation thereof,
and report to mo your finding, in writing, in the
premises, together with the testimony taken
therein. J. O. Bkowit,
Chief of the Department of Public faafety.
A New System of Heating Passenger
Cars to be Tried Here.
A Train Being- Fitted Up by the Pennsyl
vania Company.
In the Population of Allegheny City The
Second Ward Entitled to Two More
Councilmen nod the Sixth One.
Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, will to-day
issue his proclamation for the election on
the 19th inst, when Common and Select
Councilmen and poor directors will be
elected. The election will be held under
the old city charter of 1870, which allows
two Select Councilmen from each ward and
one Common Councilman from every 575
resident taxable:. Thirteen of the members
of the Select branch will hold over in con
sequence of the late decision of the Supreme
Court, as follows:
First ward, E. S. Hartman; Second, J. W.
Lahugh; Third, Thomas Brown; Fourth, Ed
win Larc; Fifth. W. W. Speer; Sixth, George
A. Cochrane; Seventh, Anton Roethlem;
Eighth, Theodore Hueskm; Ninth, Charles H.
Hartman; Tenth, Gcorce W. Snaman;
Eleventh, Robert McAfee; Twelfth, W. C.
Langhurst; Thirteenth, J. G. Walther.
The population of the city has increased
wonderfully since the last apportionment
was made two years ago, and it
was thought that almost every ward would
be entitled to additional Common Coun
cilmen. Mayor Pearson and Chairman
James H. Lindsay and James Hunter met
vesterday to decide this matter. It was
found that the population in all the wards
has increased, and some only lack a few
more resident taxables to entitle them to an
additional Councilman. The Second tard
shows a wonderful increase in population,
There being an increase of fully 1,000 voters.
This entitles the ward to two more representa
tives, making the number nine. This
is now the largest ward in the two cities.
The Sixth ward is entitled to an additional
representative. If tbe increase continues
the Common Council chamber will have to
be enlarged before the election, which will
occur two years hence, unless Allegheny is
made a city of the second class.
Some of the politicians are not satisfied
with the turns affairs have taken, but Coun
cilman "Win. Bader, who is a candidate for
Mayor expresses himself as in full accord
with the decision of the Supreme Court.
This will give all the candidates for the
Mayoralty namely, James G. Wyman,
James P. Gregg. Jr., and Charles Geyer, a
full year in which to work. t
John Rodgers, Jllnnlo Palmer's Husband.
Talks to the Spirits.
About one of the happiest crowds that has
gathered at a spiritualistic seance in this
city was that which crowded the parlors at
No. 2G Fifth street yesterday afternoon.
The seance was given by Mrs. Morse, the
medium, to a number of her friends, and a
great majority of those present were theat
rical people. Among them were Minnie
Palmer and her husband, John K. Rodgers,
who provoked laughter by his many witti
cisms in reply to the spirits.
Among the spirits materialized were those
of a number of Indians and Lucille "West
ern, the well-known subject. The medium
asked if any one recognized her. Mr,
Rodgers, who was personally and intimate
ly acquainted with the lady when alive, said
it was not she, but he thought it looked
like the medium. Another person was
asked to recognize the spirit, but the person
addressed was also sure it was the medium.
The latter then stated that there were too
many positive influences in the room. She
admitted that the seance was not an entire
success, on account of the unfavorable con
ditions under which she was laboring.
During her trance the medium said she
saw a very pretty baby near Minnie Palmer.
This brought the humorous Rodgers to his
feet, and he exclaimed: "What's that?"
The medium repeated what she had said,
and Rodgers asked: "Is it a boy or girl?
The answer was, "A girl." Amid roars of
laughter the questioner subsided.
A Utile later tbe spirit ot n little girl ap
peared and began telling of a strange coun
try she was in. The genial manager and
husband of Miss Palmer jumped up and
asked: "Is it a good show country?"
Although the seance was not entirely suc
cessful, there was no attempt at an expose,
and everybody was in the best of humor.
Avenue to be Fared, Graded
Curbed From Soho Street Out.
The Board of Viewers yesterday took a
Z preliminary view of the intended improve-
; ments on Center avenue which will cost the
city about 8375,000. About 5100,000 of this
will be for sewers. They are to be con
structed on Herron avenue from Center ave
nue to Anderson street, Hemans and Kirk
patrick streets and Center avenue from
Charles to Reed streets.
The street is also to be graded, paved and
curbed from Soho street to Hiland avenue.
At present it is intended to pave the portion
immediately beyond Soho street with Bel
gian block stone,the balance with asphultum.
Those Who Deal In Chlcaco Meat Will be
I Harshly Dcnlt Willi.
j At the meeting of the Allegheny County
I Butchers' Association last night, it was de-
i cided to work for and support French's
(meat bill, now before the Legislature, relat
' ing to the inspection of live stock. A reso
lution was passed to strike from the rolls
and expel 12 members who were charged
with selling Chicago dressed meats. Fred
Peters was elected a delegate to the Wash
ington Inaugural Centennial Committee.
The members of the association will give
a ball soon.
Two Fiftt Ward Fncs Form a Ring on
Smiilificld Street.
Edward Barry and Buck Cornelius were
arrested in front of Fleming's drug store,
on Smithfield street, last night for fighting.
The quarrel grew out of the hot political
contest in the First ward between Matt
Cavanaugh and Martin Foley, candidates
for Council. Barry is a Republican and a
supporter of Foley, while Cornelius is a
supporter of Cavanaugh. On Wednesday
night they met aud made arrangements to
go to a room somewhere in the lower part of
the city and fight it out. Cornelins and his
friends had a carriage waiting at burr's
saloon at 9 o'clock last night, and Barry
claims tnat wnen lie got into tne rig
Cornelius and five of his friends crowded
in, too. He got out, started up the street
and stopped in front of Fleming's drug
store, when Cornelius and a number of his
friends came up. Cornelius invited Barry
to fight there, but he relused. As Officer
Eagan arrived Cornelius threw off his coat
and caught hold of Barry. Two blows were
exchanged before Barry was thrown to the
ground with Cornelius on top. Officer
Eagan forced his way through the crowd,
but was caught and held for some time.
When he got to the center of the crowd
Cornelius had escaped, but was captured
afterward. Barry had his finger "badly
chewed up.
The Pennsylvania Company has almost
completed the fitting up of a train of five
passenger cars with a new hot water heater
that promises to forever settle the question
of the "deadly car stove." In about one
week the company will make their first
test on a run of the train from Chicago to
The new heater is the invention of Mr.
E. J. Wilson, of this city, and railroad of
ficials say it will solve the question they
have been worried about so long, viz: how
to comfortably heat passenger coaches with
out placing stoves in the cars. If the com
ing test of the new heater demonstrates its
efficiency the Pennsylvania Company may
place it in all their cars on all their lines.
The finishing touches are now being placed
on the last car, and as soon as it is completed
it will be sent to Chicago with the others.
The test will be made a great event. A large
crowd of railroad officials and others inter
ested will go to Chicago aud return on the
train testing the heater. It is probable that
the train will be sent to different points of
the country to show the heater to the officials
of foreign roads,
The water is heated over the boiler of the
locomotive, and through a series of
pipes will be run into the cars. A Fort
Wavne engine has been remodeled to heat
the water. In the dome over the center of
the boiler, which was formerly known as the
sand-box, coils of copper pipe will be laid,
through this the water will pass.
The water, before being heated, will be
drawn from the tender on the reverse side
of the engine. A three-way cock will con
nect with a pipe leading to the dome of the
boiler. A steam pump about the size of
those nsed to pump air into the air pipes
will draw the water from the tender to the
dome. In the latter the copper pipes will
be coiled as closely as it is possible to get
them. As the dome sets upon the hottest
part of the boiler, and the steam circulates
around the pipes inside the dome, the cold
est water can be ma'de scalding hot in a few
As the water becomes heated in the dome.
it forces its way through a large pipe lead
ing to the other side of the tender. This
pipe, by means of a coupling, connects with
a larger pipe under the passenger coach.
About a foot from the end of this pipe is a
"Y" pipe leading up through the floor of
the car. From there the hot water is car
ried through two-inch pipes under the seats
close to the side of the car. There are two
pipes on each side. When the water is
forced into the car the "Y"
toward the other end of the car. It first
passes through the lower pipe, and, upon
completing the circuit of the car, it is
forced into the upper pipes. After passing
through the upper pipe the water is forced
through tbe coupling into the next car, and
so on until it gets through the train.
Upon arriving at the rear end of the last
car tbe water back oi it torces it through the
pipes back to the place it started from. It
re-enters the dome of the boiler and in pass
ing through becomes heated again. A con
tinuous stream of water is passing through
the pipes all the time and the water cannot
become cold.
Where the pipes are exposed under the
cars they are heavily covered to prevent
them from becoming cola and reducing the
temperature of the water. They are first
covered with asbestos, after that they are
wrapped with hair cloth, then paper and the
whole covered with duck canvas.I After the
canvas is put on they are painted.
A lew inches over the pipes in the car a
foot rest will be placed at each seat.
Passengers can place their feet on these in
stead of putting them on the hot pipes and
getting scorched. For the present the
stoves will be kept in the cars to provide
against any emergency.
At the ends of each will be placed an
automatic stop-cock. If the train breaks
in two the cocks close the pipes and the hot
water is kept in the cars. If a car is side
tracked the cocks can be closed and the
water will keep hot for six hours. When it
is necessary to drain the cars the cocks may
be opened and the water allowed to run out.
it an tne .tort wayne engines are
equipped with the new apparatus the sand
boxes will be taken out of the boiler domes
and placed under the foot-boards of the
Dr. Hays Says Allegheny Will Give a Prohl.
bltlon Majority An Interesting Amend
ment aicetlns Held.
A Constitutional amendment meeting was
held in the "Onion M. B. Church, corner of
Pennsylvania avenue and Manhattan street,
last' evening. The audience was large and
enthusiastic. The choir was an excellent
one, and the selections were well sung.
Dr. Norcross, of the Pittsburg Female
College, made an address in which he pointed
out the evils of the use of alcoholic stimu
lants upon the brain. He advised con
certed action upon the amendment question,
if its advocates hoped to win, and closed
with an appeal to every Christian man and
woman to take a part in the battle.
Dr. L N. Hays, during the course of his
remarks, said that he would rather have
waited lnr a few months before submitting
the great question of Constitutional amend
ment, as the voters of the State were notquito
ready for the question, and that the temper
ance people needed a little more time to edu
cate tho people up to tho passing of
the amendment, but now that the Legis
lature had forced the question upon them
they must fight to win. The eyes of the Union
are centered on tho action of Pennsylvania,
nnd, if prohibition is adopted. New Yorlc, New
Jersey and Maryland will soon adopt a similar
He said he had strong hopes of Allegheny
City giving a majority in favor of the amend
ment, but there was no hope of their winning
in Pittsburg. The liquor element was too
strong in this city for them to carry it. Dr.
Hays said he was growing more hopeful every
day, and that he was quite confident of a final
Secretary Collins, of tho State Constitutional
Amendment Association, was invited to make
a few remarks. He also expressed his confi
dence In winning, and referred to tbe grand
rally of the temperance people to be held In
riarrlSDurg on eDruary m, at wnicn represen
tatives had been invited to bo present from
every temperanco organization fn tbe State,
regardless of religious opinions, and from
every church in the State.
It fa intended at this State meeting to form
one grand organization and to secure, if possi
ble, the services of Senator Quay to act as
chairman of the body, which will carry on the
work throughout the State.
Delegates from the Fifth and Sixth wards to
the mass meeting, to be held in Lafayette Hall
on February 18, were elected.
From the Map Making of Pioneer
Pennsylvania to the Present,
And Allusion to the Affluence of Fhila
delphians in Carriages.
In a Murder Case at Jennnette Wns Caught
Hero Yesterday.
Martin Donley, of the Perkins Detective
Agency, yesterday arrested a colored man
named Joseph Johnson, who is wanted in
Greensbnrg on a charge of being an ab
sconding witness in a murder case.
, About a week before last Christmas Sam
Smith is alleged to have shot a man named
Jim Green at his house in Jeannette. John
son stated to a Dispatch reporter yester
day that Smith was drunk when he shot
Green. He would give no other reason tor
the shooting.
Johnson is the only man who was present
at the time the deed was committed, and
his testimony is of the utmost importance.
He was found in a house on Penn avenue
near Twenty-eighth street.
The P. K. R. Trying to Run Another Track
Through Brnddock.
The Property Committee of Braddock,
with tho borough engineer, will hold a
meeting to-day with the representative of
the Pennsylvania Kailroad in reference to
the proposed railroad line which is to pass
through the town along the river front.
The road is likely to meet with many ob
jections, as some of the citizens of the town
think they will derive no benefit by the
construction of the proposed line.
Ordinance Recommended by the Commit
tee on Public Works.
At the meeting of the Committee on Pub
lic Works yesterday ordinances to grade,
pave and curb the following streets were
affirmatively recommended:Keystonestreet,
Duncan street, Boquet street, Halket street
and Cabinet alley; boardwalks on Sycamore
street and Virginia avenue; sewer on Lotus
alley and McCandless street; sewer on
South Fourth street; sewer on Bayone and
Neville streets.
Tbe Elks' Benefit at the Bijou To-Dny, Be
ginning at 1)15.
The Elks' annual benefit will be held at
the Bijou Theater this afternoon, the per
formance commencing at 1:15 sharp. It
promises to be not only an interesting, but
also a highly successtul event, as the ad
vance sale of seats indicates that the house
will be completely filled. All the the
atrical attractions in the city are to take
part, making a long and varied programme
which cannot fail to amuse. The Elks and
their friends will doubtless be there in full
A Slaughter Honso Burned.
A fire broke out in John Herckenroether's
slaughter house, in Spring Garden borough,
about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It
was located a short distance from the city
line and an alarm was turned in from box
1C2. When the Allegheny fire department
arrived it was found necessary to lav a line
of hose 1,000 ieet to reach the burning
building. The loss will amount to about
Plenty of Floating Ice.
There was so much ice in the Allegheny
river yesterday that the old ferryboat, Will
iam Thaw, was only able to make a trip
once an hour.
Outraged Maiden Affection.
Amelia Butler and Bertha "Singleton,
colored, both chose tbe same young man upon
whom to lavish theirpure, maiden affections.
Their joint bestowal did not agree, and, as
true love never runs smooth, a quarrpl en
sued. Birdie got the worst of it and sued
Amelia before Alderman Porter, who com
mitted her to jail for a hearing in court on
the charge of assault and battery.
The Funeral of Mr. Yates.
The funeral of the late Mr. James Yates,
who died from injuries received on the Citi
zens' Traction road, took place yesterday
afternoon from the residence of his son, Dr.
W. S. Yates, Penn avenue. The services,
which were conducted under the direction of
the Masonio order, of which deceased was
an honored member, were very impressive.
Tbe qualities of geutleness, kindliness and
fidelity to every duty, which characterized
Mr. Yates to the end of life, were spoken of
in a most affecting manner, and earnest
sympathy was expressed for his sorrowing
A Cnso of Malpractice.
The Allegheny police are investigating a
report that a young lady named Kate Sheffis
a victim of malpractice. Her home is on the
Southside, but she has been iif the employ
of a North avenue family as a domestic.
Tbe girl claims that a colored man named
Clarence Youn? is resrionsihli" T-Tei- mn.
dition, although serious, will not likely re
sult in death.
Tho Pittsburg Electric Company's Second
iSngllsh Contract.
As was stated in Wednesday's issue of
The Dispatch, the Westinghouse Electric
Company were advised by one of their
agents on Tuesdav that he had obtained a
contract for 25,000 more lights. The fact
has since developed that the order came
from London, England.
This makes 50,000 lights which the Pitts
burg company has contracted to supply to
the English metropolis.
River Rates to Advance.
The river freight rates will be advanced
about 10 per cent on the 18th, to meet In
proportion the advance in railroad rates.
The river rates are about 30 per cent lower
than by rail, but the rivermen usually fol
low the railroad tariffs, so that shippers can
easily know what the.rates will be approxi
mately. Not In the Scheme.
The Lake Erie officials know nothing of
the imaginary scheme to establish general
freight yards for all the roads at Sheridan
station. The Lake Erie "has all the yard
room it needs at Chartiers, and the officials
do not see how a general yard would benefit
They Will Remove.
The Baltimore and Ohio freight offices, in
the building corner Wood street and Fifth
avenue, will be moved to-night to the Free
hold Bank building. The officers are afraid
to stay where they are any longer.
Some Contracts Awarded.
At a meeting of the Allegheny Council
Committee on Streets and Sewers the follow
ing contracts were awarded: A sewer on
Long alley to M. Gallagher, at $700; grad
ing Lamont street to Thomas Carson at
51 15 per cubic foot; grading, paving and
curbing Perry street to Thomas Carson at.
$615 24. A number of ordinances and peti
tions of minor importance were recom
mended to Councils for approval.
For tbe Newsboys' Ilomc.
The Ladies Mitten Club, of Allegheny,
gave a very successful entertainment in the
Fourth U. P. Church last night for the
benefit of the Newsboys' Home. Over 700
people were present and a fine programme
was rendered. Miss Emma Bingler sang
several solos and Miss Lillian Burkhardt
gave a number of recitations. The proceeds
of the entertainment will amount to over
lie Was Tired of Life.
Charles Ambercomble, a 65-year-old
miner of McKeesport, attempted to com
mit suicide last Monday nizht by stabbing
himself with a knife. He was in care of a
constable on a charge of forcible entry, and
he awaited a friend, who was to go bail for
him, when he became despondent and tired
of life.
A Firemen's Library.
The "Firemen's Library Committee" has
been organized, with headquarters at the
Home Hotel. The object is to supply good
reading material to the members of the dif
ferent fire companies.
Incident of a Bay in Two Cities Condensed
for Beady Beading.
The Republicans of the Fifth ward, Alle
gheny, will meet in the schoolhouse to-nisht.
The new steel rail works at Duquesne, on
tbe B. & O. R. B,, were put in operation yester
day morning.
The Lincoln Club met last night and made
arrancements to observe Lincoln's birthday
next Tuesday.
William Yagle, of the Sixteenth ward,
has been re-elected a member of the Central
Board of Education.
. v. B. Stanlon, a Panhandle brakeman, had
his thumb taken off yesterday while coupling
cars near Jones Ferry.
Andrew Brown, an employe in Singer,
Nimlck & Co.'s mill, had his hand crushed ves
terday by an Ingot falling on it.
Henrt Cobtwkight, a conductor on the
Panhandle, fell off a box car yesterday at
Sheridan station, sustaining slight Injuries.
The express agents of the city met yesterday
and prepared a new tariff, restoring rates to
what they were two years ago, before the rate
war began.
Mrs. Jajies Thompson and her son George,
of Boston, Mass., are visiting at the residence
ot Deputy Sheriff James A. Stcele.of Sandusky
street, Allegheny.
Makt Welsh, of Roberts street, com
plained at the office of the Anti-Cruelty So
ciety yesterday that her three Drothers abused
her, and she wants a guardian.
colonel Andrews, of the Tehuantepec
Ship Railroad, went West yesterday. He says
the prospects of the road are bright, and he
hopes to seo it built In the future.
At a meeting of the Allegheny Ordinance
Committee last night the ordinance imposing
a license on hucksters and peddlers was af
firmatively recommended to Councils.
Thieves entered the barber shop of Georce
H. Lane, at the comer of Stockton avenue and
Federal street, Allegheny, early yesterday
morning and stole 19 razors and several boxes
of cigars.
Officer Charles Schultz, of the Alle
gheny police force, was suspended yesterday
on a charge of extorting money from a prisoner
whom he accompanied to obtain a fine. He
will have a hearing on Saturday evenmg.
Robert Zeigleueyer, an engineer em
ployed at the Allegheny County Electric Light
Works, on Virgin alley, was killed yesterday
morning. He was on a scaffold, oiling some
pulleys, and lost his balance, falling into the
Eit. He was removed to Mercy Hospltahwhere
e died a few minutes after his arrival.
Mart Saeger, an insane woman aged 65
years, was found on Ch'estnut street, Allegheny,
yesterday afternoon and sent to the lockup,
where she was taken In charge by Major
Hunker, of the Poor Board. She claims that
she was In an asylum at Dresden, near Phila
delphia. An effort will be made to-day to as
certain her residence and send her home.
The County Commissioners yesterday heard
appeals from the assessments in the Thirty
second. Thirty-third. Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth
and Thirty-sixth wards. The only appeal of
any moment was that of Messrs. Friend,
Bailey fc Co., the syndicate who purchased the
property of Graff, Bennett & Co. in the Thirty
third ward. The property was assessed at
319,000. Tbe owners claim that they oiiry paid
8200,000 for it less than a year ago, and. If
Few people now living are aware of the
importance attached to the province of
Pennsylvania by its British owners 181
years ago. It had a historian as farback
as 1708, J, Oldmixon. who savs he was
"honored with the friendship of William
Penn, from whom he obtained much of his
information. Mr. Oldmixon says: "This
is not the least considerable of our Amer
ican colonies, and lor the few years that the
tract of land which goes by this name has
been inhabited, we believe none has thrived
more, nor is more rich and populous.
Pennsylvania consists of all that tract of
land in America, with all islands thcrounto
belonging, that is to say, from the begin
ning ot the fortieth degree of north latitude
unto the forty-third degree of north latitude,
whose eastern boundary from 12 English
miles above Newcastle (alias Delaware
town) runs all along upon the side of Dela
ware river. So that 'tis bounded on the east
by the river and bay of Delaware and the
Eastern sea; on the north by West New
Jersey, or rather New York, for it goes a
great way above the Jerseys; on the west by
tbe Indian nations about the heads of Sus
quahanaugh and Delaware rivers, and on
the south by Maryland; and reaches from
Pensberry, near the falls of Delaware river,
to Cape Hinlope; at the mouth of Delaware
bay, near 150 miles but it runs along like a
strip of land, being very much crowded in
breadth by Maryland."
Philadelphia, Mr. Oldmixon says, iad at
at that date 1,200 houses, and was so flour
ishing that many merchants kept coaches.
The town lots were large, and owners of
1,000-acre lots and upward had their houses
on two fronts, facing the two rivers. Every
owner of a 5,000-acre lot had an acre in
front, and each small lotholdcr had half an
acre on the back streets, byivhich arrange
ment the poorest had room for a house, gar
den and small orchard. The historian goes
into raptures over the plentitude of game of
all kinds, and says: "There is the land
turtle of 40 or CO pound weieht." Mr. Old-
mixon's account of the Indians is humorous,
though not so intended. He says Penn be
lieved them to be ot the Hebrew race.
In 1770, about the time Great Britain was
girding up her loins to make a desperate
effort for -the commercial supremacy of the
world, her surveyors were hard at work
locating the province of Pennsylvania by
metes and bounds and it is a matter of as
tonishment to Messrs. McKee and Mercer
and to most people who have examined the
result of these old timers' work that they
succeeded so well in making a fairly good
map of these almost trackless wilds, one that
in many respects will compare favorably
with those of the present day, notwithstand
ing the makers were in hourly danger of
losing their scalps while running the lines.
The map hangs in the Connty Commis
sioners' office and a pleasant half day might
be spent in poring over it. It was presented
by William King. It is labeled:
A map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only
the improved parts of the province, but also its
extensive frontiers, laid down from actual sur
veys and chiefly from the late map of W. Scull,
published in 1770 and humbly inscribed to the
Hon. Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esqs.,
true aud absolute proprietaries and Governors
of the province of Pennsylvania and the terri
tories thereunto belonging.
London. Printed for Robert Saver and J.
Bennett, map and printsellers. No. S3, in Fleet
street. Published as the act directs. 10 June,
The only material fault yet found with it
is that its mountains run too directly north
and south, not having quite tbe proper
northeast and southwest trend.
There were then but eight counties in the
State, or rather province Philadelphia,
Bucks, Chester, York, Berks, Lancaster,
Northumberland and Cumberland. "They
were English, you know;" their names
would indicate that if nothing else. As to
size, all the rest were insignificant compared
with Northampton and Cumberland. The
first lost itself in the northeast among the
"Endless Mountains." In it, according to
the map, there was a swamp about 30 by CO
miles in extent. Cumberland county
began down well toward the south
east part of the province and
spread itself considerably, extending
northwest up to the territory of the six
nations and westward it didn t appear to
have any boundary, except what was subse
quently known as the Northwest territory.
This county forms a small patch in the origi
nal county, .a. mg swamp is'maricea on
the map southeast of Fort Venango, which
was in what is now Venango county, at the
mouth of French creek.
Commencing at the Chestnut Bidge and
the Loyalhanna and on to Conemaek old
town. They also sailed up "Crooked creek
into Indiana county and marked the site
of Tohogusse's Cabbins. Our ancestors
were more prodigal of letters than we, and
they always spelled cabin with two bs. The
country about theMonongahela and Yongh
iogheny rivers was much better known to
surveyors in 1770 than other parts of Cum
berland country west of the mountains.
North of Yellow creek in Indiana connty
was a terra incognita.
The trail from Ft. Littleton south of
Black Log Bidge to Ft Pitt crossed Bloody
Bun, through Allequippy's Gap, through
Bedford to Shananese Cabbins, Edmonds'
Swamp, the Glades (now in Somerset
county), Ft. Ligonier, Four, Nxne and
Twelve Mile Buns (the latter Procter's),
Colonel Boqnet's Field, Bushy Bun and
Turtle Creek.
The last natural object distinctly noted
is Chartiers Creek. Some creeks are
marked leading to Beaver Creek, but the
Ohio river gradually fades out into the
illimitable West, and the surveyors and
geographers were too honest to fill it up
with views of buffalos and Indian scalping
scenes. That was left to tho geographers of
1840, who peopled Central Africa with
deserts, reptiles and fcra; naturco generally.
Since the publication of this old map, 129
years ago, these solitudes have been peopled
until they number twice as many souls as
there were whites in all the colonies at the
time the Declaration of Independence was
The Strlko In the Connellsvllle Coke Region
Does Not Materialize.
The coke trade seems to be picking up a
little and the persons agitating strike seem
to be weakening. Yesterday morning
McClure & Co., notified their men who were
on a strike at the Donnelly works that
they were willing to resume operations
whenever the men, except the 20 who were
discharged, were ready. The firm was not
particularly anxious to work but the men
were, and the Donnelly works started
almost immediately after the order was
All the works of McClure & Co. will be
run five days a week for the present, and if
the wage trouble is definitely settled soon it
is probable that there will be work at all
ovens for six days.
The only trouble in the region is at the
Standard works of the H. C. Frick Coke
Company, and the Mammoth works of J.
W. Moore & Co. A number of men are
idle at several of the works, but all are in
operation. There are a number of ovens at
the Hazlett and the Youngstown works that
are not in good repair and will not be
started unless there is a boom in the coke
An Importnnt Meeting of Elver Operators
to be Held To-Day.
The Coal Exchange, composed of river
operators, will hold a meeting this after
noon to discuss trade and hear the report of
the committee that attended the Indian
apolis Convention. The delegates sent by
the Exchange were excluded from the con
vention, and Captain John A. Wood, who
returned yesterday, says he cannot under
stand why such action was taken. He says
the whole convention was a mixed np affair,
and does not believe the result will be sat
isfactory to the miners or operators.
The N. P. TJ. seemed to run the conven
tion, and many Knights of Labor were ex
cluded. It is not known what rate has been
decided upon for the Pittsburg district,
some claiming 69 cents and others 79 cents,
as at present. Definite information on the
subject will be received at the meeting to
day, which may have an important bearing
on the wages of the river miners.
Pittsburg MerchantsPctltlonthoLeglslatnre
for a Law Governing Eminent Domain.
Haebisbueg, February 7. Ex-Speaker
Graham to-day presented the following pe
tition in the Honse. It was referred to the
Bailroad Committee:
The manufacturers and business men of the
cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny respectfully
urge the favorable consideration and passage
of the bill now pending (the Junction Railway
bill). We can see no reason why the lands of a
corporation not essentially necessary to the ex
ercises of Its corporate franchises should pos
sess an exemption from the right of eminent
domain to which the property of every individ
ual citizen is subject Corporate property
should not be clothed by the law with greater
sanctity than that of the individual citizen.
We believe it should bear tbe same burdens, be
exposed to the same risks and respond in the
samo manner to the public needs. In ourcom
munity we have seen sufficient illustration of
the existing law and of its method of adminis
tration to convince us of the necessity of a
change in the law and its method of adminis
tration to subject corporate property to the
power of appropriation for necessary public
In cities situated as ours is. surrounded by
hills and approachable only through narrow
valleys, the faw as it exists and as it is admin
istered is a practical bar to the most necessary
public undertakings. To obtain the benefit to
our manufactories and places of business from
the construction of public improvements which
are now barred by corporate property clothed
with a practical exemption from the right of
eminent domain, we most earnestly urge the
passage of a law which would remove the ob
structions to such improvements resulting
from the law and its method of application as
A Bad Shortage of Gas.
The residents of the Second ward, Alle
gheny, who have been using natural gas
furnished by the People's Company, almost
froze yesterday morning, as the supply was
nearly exhausted in that end of town.
Some of the residents had to resort to coal
or accept the hospitality of more fortunate
neignDors. uney ciaira tnat tnere is always
a scarcity of gas every cold spell, and are
disgusted with the way the, gas is supplied.
Two Roads on the Oats.
The Cleveland and Marietta road has
broken off its through freight arrangements
with the Panhandle. The former road claims
that the Panhandle did not treat them fairly
in the matter of minimum freight allow
ances, nereaiierwe ueveiana and Marietta
will issue its own bills of lading from New-comerstown.
Several Salts Contemplated Against District
3, Knights of Labor.
The success of T. E. Lavine, of L. A.
C330, K. of L., in obtaining judgment
against D. A. 3 for ?G1 has induced a num
ber of grocerymen to take similar action,
and J. J. Arnd, a Twenty-third street gro
cer, has a bill of 5439 for groceries furnished
the Black Diamond strikers which he is
anxious to secure. According to the de
cision of Alderman Doughty the district is
liable, and he will likely enter suit for the
A number of other grocers and merchants
also have unpaid bills against the Knights
of Labor, and if all are paid the district
will be swamped financially.
Master Workman I. N. Eoss says he will
appcalthe case, and does not think the dis
trict will be compelled to pay the amounts
charged against it for the debts incurred by
the strikers at the Black Diamond Steel
Mount Washington Citizens.
A meeting has been called for the citizens
of Mt Washington (Thirty-second ward) to
meet at the schoolhouse to-mcrrow evening
to suggest candidates- for ward offices.
Alleged Shooter Arrested.
John Dalzauer was arrested by Officer
Louis Be tz on the charge of shooting George
Biddle through the hand, at a ball fn
Bloomfield, New Year's night
Another Opportunity
For buying high grade furs at wonderfully
low prices. We want to dispose of all our
furs and are making big reductions in price.
xou can save money by coming here. Seal
sacques, seal jackets and small furs all must
Purchasers can arrange to take sacques at
present, or leave them with ns and pay for
them during the Bummer months. This is a
rare opportunity for buying seal sacques on
easy terms. C. A. SMrurv & Co
Manufacturing Furriers
,, , 28 Fifth avtnue.
P. a. Measures taken and garments made
to order for present or future delivery, d
Long Hubbard Sight Gowns 39c.
Plain chemise, 17c; with laco and insert
ing, 24c; with torchon bosom, 45c; ruffled
skirts, 25c; Hamburg skirts, -49c; lace
drawers, 19c; Hamburg drawers, 25c; girls'
tucked drawers, 10c AU onr fine under
wear and infants' cloaks, slips and ladies'
wrappers, newmarkets, jerseys, girls' win
ter dresses, gretchen coats, blankets and
comforts closing out below cost Busy Bee
Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
going east the mountains are labeled Laurel
Kidge, Allegheny Bidge, Wills, Great
Warrior, Alleguippy and Bagged moun
tains, Bay's Hill Bidge, South and Trent
mountains. North and northeast, the extensions-
were named Biver Hill, Shade,
Panther Hill, Nittanv's, Bald Eagle, Tus
sey's, Jack's, Black tog, Connecochiague,
Kittany, or Blue, Petus, Tusqarora, Cushi
dun and so on to the Endless Mountains,
which were thrown in as
One thing that strikes the observer is the
great number of meeting houses and
churches dotted over the map. The sur
veyors were eitherattached to the Established
Church or else they regarded a steeple as
sufficient to distinguish it from dissenters'
houses of worship. Here you find a picture
of a square, unpretending house marked
"Presbyterian Meeting House," there one
marked "Quaker Meeting House." Then
you come to a picture of a building with a
tower, or steeple, on one end, and it is in
variably labeled "Church." It is possible
that dissenters objected to having their
houses of worship styled churches. They
may have objected to figures of speech.
The river below Fort Cumberland
for 60 or 70 miles, bore the name of Cohon
goronto, where it became the Potowmack.
One is impressed with the fact in looking
over the map that our ancestors had the
good sense todo a measure of scant justice
to the aborigines by adoption so many oi
their lofty names. While a noble lord
might impress his name on a county or city,
the Indian names of mountains and rivers
were generally retained.
That portion of the man most intprpdHnir
in this section is that of Cumberland county.
The trail from Ft. Cumberland to Ft Pitl
is marked. Tho first place noted is Great
Crossing, six or eight miles south of Three
Forks, or Turkeyfoot, on the Youghiogheny
river. Then come Twelve Springs, Great
Meadows, Big Bock, Dunbar's Camp,
Steuart's crossing, Salt Lick creek, or
Jacob s creek, Sewickley creek, and then
crossing the Monongahela twice, just below
the confluence of the Monongahela and the
Yough, and again the former below Turtle
Ft Pitt, "formerly Duquesne," is marked
and Killbuck or Smoky Island also; but
the island is not named. Following the
north shore of the Allegheny river we find
Pine creek, seven or eight miles further
Dick's creek and Sewickley's old town, five
miles further Chartiers' old town. Kittan
ning town is shown, but beyond that noth
ing is distinotly marked except Toby's and
Licking creeks, until Ft Venango is
reached at the mouth of French creek.
The surveyors then went up the Kiske
minetas, then unvexed by either lock or
dam, or Judge White's improvements, and
marked Black Legs town at the mouth of
Booth ib Flynn Discover nn Extensive Bed
of Glnss Snnd Rock.
An extensive bed of glass sand rock has
been discovered by Booth & Flynn in the
Ligonier Valley, and the prospecti are that
this firm will realize handsomely from the
find. The bed is located at the foot of the
P mountain east of the town of Ligonier, and
una u. j.uviuui iuce, wiiu u imc&ness oi over
100 feet.
The quality of the rock will be tested at
once, and, if found to be ot value, the
Ligonier Valley Bailroad will be extended
to the quarry, a distance of several miles.
The gentlemen interested believe they have
struck it rich.
To be Erected by a Foreign Firm With a
Capltnl Stock or $100,000.
The indications are that Latrobe will get
an extensive tin plate works in addition to
the large steel plant now being erected in
that town. A Scotland firm has about con
cluded to locate there. The capital stock
of the concern is about 5100,000, and they
will employ several hundred persons.
The product of the works will be prin
cipally fancy ware made from tin plate, and
most of the employes of the works will be
There Is no comfort, night or day.
When teeth are suffering from decay.
And oh! the pain that we shall feel
When bitter hours at last reveal
That all our woe came grim and gaunt
From our neglect of Sozodont -wtsu
SEE our line of satin strined tnni. oil
colors, only 75c per yard; actual value, 1 50.
iicr vuru. .UUGU3 2B MACKE.
"Wi-!" Pkice ought to sell every man in
the two cities a new scarf for the nerve he
displays in bringing such goods to our city.
See the value and styles we are offering
in spring dress goods at 18c per yard.
MWFsn Huous & Hacke.
The Paper Hangers' Association.
The Paper Hangers' Association of West
ern Pennsylvania, which was recently
formed, met yesterday afternoon at their
rooms on Fourth avenue and adopted a con
stitution and bylaws. Ascale of priceswill
be arranged at the next meeting, which will
go into effect on April 1.
Many miners Leave Town.
To-day 110 miners who have been working
in the Mansfield Valley will leave by way
or the Panhandle road lor Seattle, Washing
ton Territory. They have been guaranteed
work in the coal mines near that place, and
are promised $3 per day.
Paper Hangers' Seale.
The Paper Hangers' Association ofAUe-
gheny County, which includes nearly all
professional wallpaper hangers in the two
cities, will adopt a wage scale of prices at
meir meeting juonuay evening next.
Fast Trains Delayed.
The cold weather and high winds are
having their effect on the fast trains of the
Pennsylvania road. Last night both the
mail and the limited were an hour or more
behind time. A freight car jumped the track
at Greensbnrg, and this aecident held the
trains for a short time.
A Perrjavllle Fire.
.Early Wednesday morning the drying
house of Mr. Warner, in Boss township,
near Keating's hostelry, Perrysyille, took
fire and was completely destroyed. The
loss was about $2,000. John Warner and a
hired man were glightly burned about the
face and handi.
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop Into coughs.
SCoughs lead to the qreat enemy consumption.
A stitch In time often saves life Itself.
Lovely Fitting French Corsets
Were $i and i 25,
Now for 50c A PAIR.
Bargains in Kid Gloves,
2SC 35c, 50c, 75c and $1 00 a pair.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
new advertisement.
Come and see the New Goods
This Week.
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 am Is a mammoth
purchase, but we are confident our
endeavors to offer the largest variety
and at close prices will largely increast
business in this popular department
As usual, this stock will exceed any
former season's display and prices will
bo made satisfactory, while at the
same time customers will be pleased
with the many exclusive designs special
to our house.
Choice styles and colorings at 50c, in
plaids, stripes and mixtures and solid
colorings, in the newest shades.
1,000 yards French All-wool Cash
meres full 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
sock, and we invite your prompt atten
tion to the great bargains here.
New Printed India Silks,
At 60c, 65c, SI and 5125, in the latest
colorings and most stylish patterns.
Black and white, medium and light
colorings in Empire and Dlrectolre do .
signs. New invoices win arrive dally,
offering the largest choice in these
beautiful goods.
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 numerous1
as now in this Cloak Department for
Ladies, Misses and Children.
After-stock-taking Early Spring
Styles and Bargains
The attractions for this week. A large
force ot attentive salesmon to wait on
yon promptly.
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