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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY ' '22, 1889.
May bo Unseated Irom Sis
THE FINER EAMIE PIAKT
Taken in Hands by Pittsburg Capi
talists, Who Propose to
CHECK CHIKESE COMPETITION.
Sought Machinery Found1, and the
FIXALLT LAUNCHED IN THIS CITI
Preparations are at the present being per
fected looking to the establishment of an
industry in this country which promises to
soon become second to none in the textile
fiber culture, except that of cotton culture.
Many will recollect that a couple of years
ago, the question of the culture and manu
facture of the ramie plant was discussed at
a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce,
find that a number of well known citizens,
prominently identified with trade and
manufacture, became interested. The mat
ter was talked of for some time, but finally
died out, as it seemed, and nothing more
was heard of it except that the people men
tioned had formed a company.
That project .has taken definite shape, and
under a chatter obtained in "West Virginia,
the incorporators, Messrs. "Wm. M. Lvon,
Paul H. Hacke, President; Charles H.
Humbert, Vice President; George R. Shidle,
Secretary, and John M. Tiernan, Treasurer,
propose to go to work as fast as circum
stances will permit and get 4he business
started as soon as practicable.
They have secured land in Georgia for the
cultivation of the ramie plant, and have
secured the patent for the manufacture of
the necessaty machinery in the United
States and Mexico.
THE SOLTJTIOir REACHED.
There has been no trouble in regard to
the successful cultivation of the plant, but
to get a machine that would separate the
fiber has been, until lately, a seeming im
The patents they own have been tested
successfully in England sad France, and
all that is needed now is the raw product
and the buildings necessary for work, and it
is the intention to establish factories in va
rious parts of this country as soon as a sup
ply of raw material can be grown. The
charter has recently been obtained by Frank
"V. Smith, Esq., attorney for the incorpora
tors. The machine that separates the fiber is
called a dicorticator, bat behind the name
are a halt million dollars, which form the
power that set it in motion.
An idea of what machinery is capable of
doing in this line may be obtained when it
is considered what the Whitney cotton gin
did toward making that staple king in the
commercial world, for cotton is still king,
and were the United States crop to be a fail
ure for two years in succession, several
bankruptcies would follow among civilized
nations, and the Chinese Vwould get the
bulge on them.
WHAT THE GIN DID TOR COTTOy.
Bciore hitney invented nis cm a
colored woman could only clean a pound of
seed cotton a day. By the use of the gin
and a small amount ot either steam or animal
power 3,200 pounds a day can be cleaned,
one machinedoing the work oi 3,200 women,
representic ; a capital ot 53,200,000.
The didticator may be hard on the Chi
nese, but they "must go" anyhow, and they
can't be much injured in consequence.
Here is what is said of the competitor of
Sea Island cotton, the finest produced in
The name "ramie" is an East Indian one,
and the plant produces the fiber called China
grass. Its botanical name is Boehmeria
mvea, and it grows botb under cultivation
and wild in nearly all tropical countries
and Eastern Asia. It is a nettle, but has no
stings. It is a perennial, somewhat shrubby,
grows four ieet high, throwing up numerous
stems as thick as the little finger, which
bear opposite, pointed, serrated leaves six
inches long by four inches broad, on long
hairy petioles; their upper surface is dark
green, but underneath they are covered
with a very white down, suggesting the
specific name, niica, snowy, which makes
the contrast between the two surfaces very
From time immemorial the plant has
been used in China and other Eastern coun
tries in the manufacture of a great variety
of fabrics, some as fine and brilliant as silt.
The woven material has been an article of
commerce for centuries, and in France and
England has long been used as a substitute
for or to mix with silk.
In warm countries three crops of stems
are obtained in a year, the second affording
the finest fiber. It may be raised from
seed, but the general method is to divide
the old plants and plant very thickly in
rows five leet apart. They must be planted
thickly in order to secure straight stems.
The soil must be rich and well drained, and
the plant will not stand hard frosts.
HOW AH SIN DOES IT.
In northern China the roots are lifted in
the fall and kept in pits during the winter.
The plant was introduced into Jamaica in
1851, and the next year was put into the bo
tanic garden at Washington, but no deter
mined attempt was made to cultivate it un
til 1867. Then the Southern planters hav
ing trouble with their hired help, which
having newly gotten its freedom, lost its
bead lor a time, and was unstable under
took the cultivation of ramie.
Plants were brought from Mexico, where
it had been previously introduced, and the
planters who raised plants for sale, made it
profitable lor a time, but when the manu
tacturing stage arrived, it was found im
possible, or at least so considered, to separ
ate the fiber by machinery and American
hand labor, even at the low rate of Southern
agricultural wages, could not compete with
Oriental, and the industry was "ruined bv
Chinese cheap labor." Various machine's
were invented and tried, bnt to no purpose,
and the business fell stillborn, except that
the plant propagators bad made money, as
did the importers of Chinese chickens about
35 years ago.
As in the latitude ol Georgia three crops
of stems-a year can be harvested, the manu
facture can be put in full blast about as
soon as the buildings and machinery can be
put up, and the United States can have a
monopoly, as it has in cotton, until the
Southern hemisphere is settled and devel
oped, for the cotton belt, which is also the
ramie belt, running around the northern
half of the globe, is more extensive in the
United States than in the corresponding
part of the Eastern hemisphere. The cul
ture ol ramie is less expensive than that of
the cotton plant, and only the cost ot separ
ating the fiber has hitherto stood in the way
of its development.
A Tonsil Customer.
. Deputy United States Marshal McDonald
arrested Robert Armstead on Wylie avenue
last sight for passing a counterfeit 50-cent
piece on B. K. O'Dwyer. Armstead is sup
posed to be connected with the Butler
county gang. He made a desperate resist
ance, and broke the officer's thumb.
KO WONDER THEY KICK.
Honest Frelsht Shippers Object to Shoulder
ing tbr Sln of Others Lower Clnisliica
tlon .liny Ensue.
The Pittsburg Committee of Freight
Agents held another meeting yesterday
morning to consider the petition of the glass
manufacturers of this city for a reduction in
the classification of bottles and othefarticles
of glassware. Alter wrangling with the
question all morning they adjourned with
out doing anything definite.
Nearly all of the agents are disposed to
reduce the classification and would recom
mend the reduction if they could sec any
way to protect themselves from the prac-
tices of dishonest shippers. A great many
of those formerly shipping table ware made
the shipping orders read "bottles," which
took a lower class. The practice became
so universal and the railroad companies
lost so much money that in order to save
themselves they tobk bottles out of the fifth
class and made' them fourth. In less J than
car loads they advanced them'.from third to
The shippers who did not misrepresent
their goods naturally objected to paying a
higher rate because their competitors were
dishonest, and filed a petition to that effect.
If the change is made it would necessitate
a universal change all over the country.
IT WILL RAISE A HOWL
Kissing Said to be Going Oat of Fashion
Bccnnse of Those Hailing.
Men have often remarked on the fertility
of a woman's mind. Physiologists declare
she never reasons, but as an instinctive
creature she often reaches a correct conclu
sion much quicker than a man. If they
lack the intricate process of tatioscination
they have the happy taculty of walking
straight through mental difficulties like a
somnambulist in sleep.
The fellows who discuss is "Marriage a
Failure?" or "Why I Am a Batchelor?"
have wondered lately how women reach
their cute noses with a handkerchief since
the advent of the new tangled veik It
covers the greater part of the lace, and is as
ornamental possibly as protective.
Two women veiled alike met yesterday.
It was evident they hadn't seen each other
for some time, and they rushed together in a
warm embrace. The inevitable kiss came
next. Both essayed the attempt, but the
veils rendered this impossible. Quick as
a flash one of the ladies turned the
side of her face to her companion, and the
latter smacked a spot on her cheek some
where below the ear. Thist was satisfactory,
and then followed the usual storm of quick
"Is kissing on the lips no longer fashion
able?" queried a reporter of a lady he met
after this erent.
"No, not since the introduction of the
new veil," she answered sweetly. "You see
the lips are completely covered, and it has
become the fashion to press the lips against
the cheek. This thing of kissing is a
nuisance anyhow, and I wish the ladies
would all stop it."
AX0THER LARGE PURCHASE.
The Standard OilCompanr Now Owns Near
ly All the Lima Territory.
The Standard Oil Company made another
important purchase of oil land Wednesday,
and the deal was consummated yesterday.
They are now in the exclusive possession of
all the Lima territory.
For some time past they have been quietly
buying up everything they could get their
hands on in the Lima field. On Wednesday
they purchased the last of what was owned
by Joshua Rhodes and Captain J. J. Van
degrift, of this citv. The sum paid for the
land was abont 175,000. The Standard
Company now owns abont 40,000 acres in
the territory. They have moved a great
many of their largest tanks Irom the Brad
ford district to the Lima field. They are
prepared to store all the oil until it can be
piped to Chicago, where it is used as fnel.
HOW JIUCH HE WILL LOSE.
Sir. Gnckenheimer Calls Down Dr. Thomp
son, the Prohibitionist.
Dr. Thompson, of Freeport, stated at the
Harrisburg Convention of Prohibitionists
that Mr. Gnckenheimer would convert his
distilleries into tanneries if prohibition be
came a law.
Mr. Guckenheimer denied that he ever
made such a statement. He said his plant
was large enough to make a dozen tanneries,
but it could not be utilized for such a pur
pose. Besides, he had been making whisky
lor 25 years, and he is too old now to learn a
new trade. He has spent 500,000 in erect
ing and improving his plant, 80 per cent of
which wili be a total loss, he claimed, if
prohibition became a law.
WHO WILL HATE THE H0X0R?
Some Lively Biddinc Expected for That
Famous Silver Brick. ,
That noted silver brick, estimated as be
ing worth nearly 50, but which has received
several hundred dollars' worth of newspaper
advertising in a good cause, will be sold
Monday, at 2:30, in the Chamber of Com
merce rooms. It is on exhibition in Dur
ban's window, on Fifth avenue.
It will probably find its ultimate use as a
paper weight for a lawyer, or perhaps hold
open the hospitable door of some local mil
lionaire. TISITIKG STUDENTS.
Those From Cornell University Will Come to
The mechanical ana electrical engineering
students of the Cornell University will
shortly visit Pittsburg to make an inspec
tion of the Pittsburg industries generally
and the Westinghouse Electric Works in
The entire corps of students will be under
the personal supervision of Dr. E. H.
Thnrston and Prof. Edward Nichols.
The studentf will make a study of the
newly invented electric railway a't the
RUX OYER BY THE TRACTION.
A fount; Boy Slay Lose a T.eff By.nn Unwary
A boy about 10 years years of age, named
Grenard, the adopted son of Mr. Louis Mil
ler, of Liponier street, Lawrenceville, had
his right thigh crushed yesterday about 5
He was trying to jump on a traction car,
near Thirty-sixth street. Dr. Clark stated
that amputation may be necessary.
HORSES IN DEMAND.
Sonthslde Liverrmen Cnn't Supply Enonffh
for the Parade.
Tojndge from the demand for horses on
the Southside to-day's parade will be a
large one. Every liveryman seen last nisht
reported all horses engaged and a demand
As bigh as $9 00 is asked for a horse for
the day, and sbme of the liverymen were
offering $1 00 last night for the use of a
Too Slick for a Doctor.
A fellow representing himself as a mem
ber of the firm of Arbnckle & Co. went into
Dr. Hanna's office yesterday. He managed
to capture a new pair or gloves and a re
volver, when he said he would call-again.
W. H. Adainson was arrested last night on
Presented With a Saber.
The Hibernian Rifles presented Major
Coyne last night with a fine saber and
belt Adjutant Cornelius Horgan made
the presentation speech and Major Coyne
responded. He will wear the sword for "the
first time in the parade to-day.
DIGGERS H DISTBESS.
Miners Compelled to Work at Low
Wages on the Pnnch Ont System.
0KLT 50 CENTS CASH IN A YEAB.
A Leading Knight's Interesting Talk on
the Child Labor Question.
SECRETARY DILLON IS A BENEDICT
Several West Virginia coal miners passed
through the city yesterday on their way to
the Eastern coal-fields, where they -will try
to secure employment.
They are disgusted with the condition of
affairs in the State they have just left, and
one of them told how the diggers in some
sections were being imposed upon by the
"The region I left," said he, "is one of
the worst in the State. The men seldom re
ceive any money,taking their pay in 'punch
outs,' that is, tickets calling for a certain
amount at the company stores.
"These tickets are onlv good at the stores
owned by their employer. If a man buys
10 cents worth of bread, that amount is
punched out of his tickets. The other
merchants will accept the tickets at a re
duction of 25 per cent. The only money
the men received while I was working there
was 50 cents last Christmas, which the em
ployers called Christmas money." '
A Pittsburg labor leader who is well ac
quainted with the affairs in that region,
corroborated the miner's statement. He said
the miners down there are very hard class to
organize, and this is the only way to ameli
orate their condition. State President
Moran, of thp Miners National Progressive
Union, is doing good work in that section.
When the men are thoroughly organized
they will take steps toward abolishing the
This will greatly benefit the river miners
in this section, as the West Virginia miners
are their strongest competitors in the South
THE CHILD LABOR BILL.
Pittsburg Workers Condemn ihe Action of
Ohio Glass Workers.
The defeat of the child labor bill in the
Ohio Legislature has caused much adverse
comment among labor leaders here. Mr.
John Ehman, of the Oiio Valley Budget, in
speaking of the measure yesterday, said:
"I attribute the defeat ot the bill to the
combined opposition of manufacturers and
glass workers. I am surprised at the stand
taken by the workers against the measure.
They claim, however, that if it was passed
Ohio manufacturers would be unable to
compete with manufacturers outside of the
State, and they would be compelled to seek
"The statement that boys are taken from
orphan asylnms and are earning 1 60 a day
is incorrect. I have visited the factories at
Findlay and Fostoria, and know that boys
only receive their board and clothes the
first six montiis, and after having served
that time receive 1 a week extra.
"In order to prevent the employment of
boys and children in glass factories,' I would
suggest a tax similar to the one imposed on
loreigners who obtain employment in Amer
ican lactones. At the last convention of
the American Flints, it was decided to im
pose a tax of 100 on every foreigner who
obtains employment here. Part of this
money goes into the local and part into the
SECRETARY DILL0- MARRIED.
The Genial Omclnl of the American Flints
necomes a Benedict.
National Secretary Dillon, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Union, does not
only observe secrecy regarding the affairs of
his.organization, but also his private af
fairs. Notwithstanding the great care taken
to prevent publicity, one of his private se
crets got out yesterday.
Mr. Dillon was married last Tuesday
evening to Miss May Woolgar, at the resi
dence of the bride's mother on Fifth avenue.
The ceremony was performed by Bev. C. E.
Locke. The young couple left the same
evening on a wedding trip embracing all
the principal Eastern cities.
When President Smith was asked about
the wedding, he smiled and said he knew
nothing about it. "Dillon has not been
here sinceTuesday, "said he.and added, iron
ically, "when he returns he will undoubt
edly be expelled from the organization lor
getting married without permission."
OPPOSING THE TARIFF BILL.
Importers of Tin Plate are Getting Up a
btronc Petition. "
Mr. W. C. Cronnemeyer, President of
the United States Tin Plate Company, whose
works are at Demmler station, returned yes
terday from an extended business trip
through the West. He reports trade in the
sheet iron trade fair, but not as good as he
In speaking of the Senate tariff bill he
said: "The importers of tin plate are get
ting up a petition protesting against the
portion of the bill that puts a duty on tfn
"The shget iron manufacturers are fight
ing lor the passage of the bill on account of
this clause particularly as it will revive the
industry in this country. I intend to
meet slohn Jarrett and others interested in
tin plate at an early date, and we will en
deavor to get up a petition that will counter
act the ellect of the one now being signed
by the importers." v
RE-ENTERING THE FOLD.
A Number of Suspended Knights of Labor
Dccldo to Ucturn.
The first of the series of meetings arranged
by John Flannery and Master Workman
Jenkins, of sub-Division 5, N. T. A., 135,
K. of L., composed of miners, was held at
Fully 400 miners were present, many of
whom had dropped out of the Knights dur
ing the year, and the two locals in that sec
tion scarcely had enough members to resist
any unjust demands of the operators.
Mr. Flannery spike lor an hour and a
half on the benefits of organization, and ad
vised the men to return to the fold. Mr.
Jenkins also delivered an, address, when a
rvlnt;nn .e ,.,..,,!. .jtA J.
.m: . - k i i j ... t
ing to return to the order and
an back dues.
Mr. Jenkins believes the order will boom
along the river and in a short time be as
strong, if not stronger, than ever. The
next meeting will be held at Camden to
night A YRT LOW ST0CE.
Isaac Cllnc's WrcUr Report of the Condi
lion of the Glass Trade.
Sir. Isaac Cline, in speaking of the win
dow glass trade yesterday said:
"There are 1,125 pots in operation this
week, and!64 are idle. This is 18 more
than last week, which is due to the closing
of the Bcllaire Window Glass Factory.
Their works Mere closed oa account
of the lack of cheap fuel. Some of the men
employed there iiave gone to Marion, Ind.
"I have received reports Irom a number
of factories which thow that the stock of
glass is smaller than at this time a year ago.
Trade is good and prices are lair."
A Good Flint Trade.
Official reports received at the office of the
Budrjel, the organ of the American Flints,
show that the flint glass trade is in excel-
lent condition. The only sign of dullness is
in theshade department. Almost all the
factories in the conntry are in operation.
IHS SILVER WEDDING.
Another Washington Celebration bnt on a
Major J. B. Washington, of this city, the
only relation in Pittsburg of George Wash
ington, the original father of his country,
will celebrate his silver wedding at his
honte at Miller's Grove on the line of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to-morrow.
Tbere will be no formal celebration, only
the family of the "Major" being present.
Major Washington was married in Mont
gomery, Ala., February 23, 18Q4 and to
morrow will be his twenty-fifth anniver
sary. RAILROAD OFFICES TO CLOSE.
Local Freights Will be Discontinued and
All the railroad offices and depots in the
two cities will be closed all day to-day. The
occasion will be made more of aholiday than
ever before by the jailrnad companies.
Yesterday "the Pennsylvania Company is
sued orders to discontinue the running of
all local freights and every employe they
can spare will be allowed a day off.
How n Philadelphia Bank Was Saved From
Bankruptcy A Very Useful Alleyway
Fnllli Goes n Long Way.
A party of bankers met in the lobby of
the Monongahela House the other day, and
the topic of conversation gradually drifted
to the runs often made on banks during
shaky and panicky times. The following
story was elicited:
'I remember." said a veteran cashier, "some
years ago I was employed in a bank in Phila
delphia. It is not necessary to name the insti
tution. Jnst back of us in the same block, but
facing tne other street, was another financial
house, and through a small passageway we
could pass back and forth between the two
"There came a time when the bank was
unfortunate in some of its transactions and
lost heavily. A run was started, and we pre
pared to make the best of it. We hoped to
soon pacify the people by showing a willing
ness to hand over the cash as fast as they
called for it. As soon as a demand was made
it was promptly paid, but still the depositors
came and it began to look blue for us.
"Our supply was nearly exhausted when the
other bank came to the rescue. We carted
through that narrow alley piles of gold from
their vaults, and was careful to place it where
our depositors could see It. It acted like a
charm. When the panic-stricken people saw
the profuse piles of gold lying on the counters
we couldn't induce the majority of them to re
move their deposits. They were perfectly sat
"By a strango fate that very afternoon there
was a run made on the other bank, and ne
carted the money back. The people never
knew the ditfcience, but if they had botb liinks
would nave ueen ruined, inesignt or tne
money restored confidence, and gave us a
breathing spell, la time we were able to pull
thiough and retrieve onr losses. If the de
positors had only known how we trembled on
the ragged edge of bankruptcy, in their fright,
thy would have pushed us over and fallen
"Do banks often have such narrow escapes?"
"Yes, often," was the reply, "but it does not
happen frequently that the institutions are so
advantageously situated as to help each other.
In this age there is so much business done on
paper. The funds are not exchanged at all,
and very often there is not enough actual cash
in the vaults of a bank to pay half the deposi
tors. If a run was made under such circum
stances a bank would be forced by circum
stances to stop payment.
"The clement ot faith enters largely into all
business transactions, and this is what saves
bankers. To be compelled to suspend payment
detracts from the reputation of business men.
When the public loses it3 trust in a bank the
doors might as well be closed, for no business
can be done."
p The other bankers had similar experiences
to relate. They all had passed through
thrilling financial events at some time or
other during life, when nothing but au
dacity and a little courage saved them from
going down with a crash. ,,
ALLEGHENY'S ELECTION 1IIX.
Opinions on Election Laws Chairman Ilun
ter Cannot be Unsealed.
The Allegheny political mix is not yet
settled, and may not be for several weeks,
and probably not until the time for the
newly elected Councilmcn to take their
seats on April 1. Yesterday the judges
were busy figuring on the returns, but the
official count will not be ready for a day or
two. Several mistakes were made in the
count of Wednesday. John P. Milby and
Charles V. Lewis, who were named as win
ners, are both defeated. The former will
loose by four votes and a contest is expected
here. There is a close vqte for fourth place
on the ticket. Pitcairn claims 67 votes,
Watson 248 and Milby 245. A mistake of
20 votes was made in the Fourth district,
which cuts Pitcairn's vote down to 247 and
Several of the persons who opposed Mr.
James Hunter in the Second ward are mak
ing strenuous efforts to prevent him from
taking a seat. They claim that the Second
ward is only entitled to eight Councilnien,
and -as Mr. Hunter was the ninth on the
ticket he must be dtopped. A Dispatch
reporter saw a number of authorities on
election laws, and all agree that this is
a mistaken idea. The Mayor issued a
proclamation ordering the election of
nine men to represent the ward
in Common Council. If the ward is not
entitled to that number the votes cast can be
cone over again, and all tickets bearing
nine names thrown away. As the 571
smoothbore tickets cast did not contain Mr.
Hunter's name, and Mr. McKirdy was the
next lowest man on the regular ticket he
will be dropped instead of Mr. Hunter.
Another way ont of the difficulty is to order
a new election, but this will not likely be
One politician said if it was necessary to
drop the low man if the ward is only en
titled to eight Common Councilmen, the
dropping should be done at the primary,
where the regular ticket was made. This
would leave Mr. Buente out in the cold.
COMING FR02I BRADDOCR.
Lodses nnd Societies to Enter the Big Pnr
The Edgar Thomson, at Braddock, will
not shut down for the parade to-day, but
the Catholic societies will send a large dele
gation anyhow. The Hibernia-.i Rifles, the
Board of Erin, Knights of St. George and
the Pioneer Club will be here.
Both lodges of the American Mechanics
and the McKeesport and Port Perry Coun
cils will attend the parade in tne atternoon
The Grand Army drum corps Will
iiicurMaiuiju turp Yfm lurnisn
An Immense Parade.
The Junior Mechanics figure that 10,253
members ot the order will turn out to-day.
About 1,200 of the Senior order can be
added to this number. Alter Bs this
morning Father Bernard's congregation
will form in the parade.
To Itrcclve a Finn;.
The St. Augustin Young Men'sLitA
Association, will present the St. Augul
Catholic School on Thirty-seventh stfl
with an American flag.
McKeesport In Line.
A parade will be held at McKeesport to-1
dav. Carpenters from Homestead and
Braddock will be present.
THE LICENSE LIST
in full unit i.
in the Satotiday issue of The Dispatch.
Kid Gloves SOc n Pair SI 25 Quality.
Browns, Tans, Grays 4-Bnttons, Em
broidered a special" lot this and a great
bargain, Jos. Horse & Co.'s,
Perm Avenue Stores.
THE HARRISON TRAIN.
Extra Precautions to be Taken
Guard Against Accidents
ENGINEER BANN0N WILL HAUL IT.
The Schedule for Stations East of Denni
son Already Made.
WILL ARRIVE HERE AT 3 A. If. TtJESDAi
The schedule of the special train carry
ing President-elect Harrison was placed in
the hands of the printer yesterday, and
copies oi it will be distributed all over the
roaJ to the employes to-day and to-morrow.
The officials of the Pennsylvania Com
pany who had the matter in charge refused
to say anything about it yesterday, but not
withstanding the attempt to keep the mat
ter quiet The Dispatch was enabled to
pet a copy of the schedule, which is pub
lished below. The exact time the train will
leave Indianapolis, Columbus and Denni
son is given. By looking at the table the
readers of The Dispatch along the Pan
handle road can tell to the minute what time
the Presidental train will pass their station.
The train will run as second section of
No. 20, which arrives in this city at 2:50
o'clock, Pittsburg time. It was intended to
irun the Presidental train as close as possi
ble behind the first section. This would
make the ' special arrive in this city at 3
o clock, but it will not get here until 3:15.
Twenty-five minutes will be allowed be
tween the first and second sections in order
to provide against any possible errors or
chances of collision.
The train will leave Indianapolis at 3:20
Monday afternoon, and will have on board
the President-elect and his family. They
will arrive at Columbus at 8:25, and leave
there 10 minutes later.
WHEN THEY MAT BE SEEN ENROTJTE.
LeaVe Dennison, 11:30; Pniladelphia
Roads, 11:37: Bowerston. 11:44: Connoton.
11:48; Scio, Jl:53; Jewett, 12 M.jCadiz Junc
tion, 12:08; Miller, 12:11; Unionport, 12:15;
Bloomfield, 12:19; Skellevs, 1221; Fern wood,
1258; Gould, 12:36; Mingo Junction, 12:40.
Arrive Steubenville, 12:46; leave Steubeu
ville, 12:43; Franklin avenue, 12:51; Wheel
ing Junction, 12:53; New Cumberland
Junction, 12:56; Colliers, 1:02; Harlins, 1:08;
Dinsmoro, 1:12; Burgettstown, 1:17;
Bulger, 125; Midway, 128; McDonald,
1:33; Willow Grove, 1:36; Oakdale, 1:40;
Hays, 1:15; Walker's Mills, 1:48; Mauv
field, 1:53; North Mansfield, 1:54; Idlewood,
1:56; Crafton, 1:57; Ingram, 1:59; Sheridan,
2:02; Nimick, 2:03; Temperanceville, 2:06;
Point Bridge, 2.08; Birmingham, 2:10;
Fourth avenue, 2:13: Union station. 2:15.
The statement that the President-elect
would travel in the special car of President
Roberts, of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
would not be verified by the Pennsylvania
Company ofiicials. In regard to the train,
General Superintendent of Transportation
Joseph Wood said yesterday:
AT HIS OWN SWEET WILL.
"We have left the whole matter in the
hands ot President Harrison, and, as he
wants to make a quiet trip, we are going to
give it to him. He does not want to be met
b v crowds of people, and lor that reason we
will not make public the arriving time of
tne train. We expect The Dispatch will
get hold of it, anyway, but if they do, it
will not be through this office. I cannot
say whether the original plans will be
changed or not in case the matter becomes
"We have arranged onr schedule, but like
all other train schedules it is subject to
change at any moment. When we have our
arrangements fully made we will give it to
all the papers' at the same time."
"Barney" Bannon, one of the best passen
ger engineers on the Panhandle, will bring
the train in from Dennison. The engine
that will haul the train will probably be
No. 58, a heavy class locomotive and one of
the best on tie Panhandle road. There will
be no effort Dade at fast time, owing to the
great liability of accident. John Obey will
be the firemin.
As stated above, every precaution will be
taken by the company to guard againstacci
dent. One; of the officials said yesterday
that they ould not have the train meet
the slightest mishap fob 100,000.
To-niornW notices will be sent to the
supervisors and section foremen to have
their track walkers be doubly vigilant in
their patrol. One man will be stationed at
everymile of track between Pittsburg and
Dennison. His duty will be to examine
the track ind see tnat everything is all
right until the train passes. In addition to
this, the watchmen will be given strict
orders to see that their switchesare set right,
and the wrecking crews at all points along the
line wm oe on auty to pick up anything
that may blockade the tracks prior to the
passage of the Presidental train. The
wreck trains at Mansfield, Steubenville and
Bowerstonlvill be held in readiness to go to
any part of the road at a moment's notice.
The Burgettstown engine will also be ready
to go out oa that section.
The Pennsylvania Railroad have made
no arrangements yet for the passage of the
train over their road. It will probably
leave alter changing engines, about 325,
and will arrive in Altoona about 7:15.
A SENSATIONAL ELOPRHENT.
Two Well-Known Cleveland Parties Desert
Cleveland, February 21. A gnilty
husband and a faithless wife, both well
known aad until now highly thought of in
this cityj are fugitives somewhere in the
West, trying to ontrun their consciences
and stifli all thought of the two blasted
homes tlcy left behind them. Saturday
night Ro lin C. Cary, the adyertisins agent
of the jake Shore and Michigan Railroad
in this city, and the wife of T. J. Meals, the
Assistint State Labor Statistican and man
ager of the Industrial News, left Cleveland
together, and they have not been seen or
heard of since, though it is supposed that
their route lay westward.
Cary is the son of- General Passenger
Agent Cry, of the Lake Shore Railroad,
who died, some time ago. Last Saturday he
sent his resignation to the General Passen
ger Agent ot the railroad, Mr. A. J. Smith,
and ilrewjabout 81,100 from his personal de
posits in the two Cleveland banks. Early
in the evening he was joined by Mrs. Meals,
and together they fled from the'eity. Cary's
wife is the daughter of President J. W.
Hulbert,of the National Bank of Elyria.
I He Paid the Price.
HAVA3T A, February 21. Planter Modesto
Ruiz, who was captured by bandits in the
Remedio district, has been released on the
payment of a ransom of $30,000.
Ilngus & Hncko
Will offef this week elegant noveltiesin new
spring dress goods.
Side bonds tor the new directoire and
empire gowns in camel's hair, serges, cassi
meres and foules.
Exclusive and handsome French combin
ation robs, entirely new effects, imported
by us direct
An uliequaled assortment of plains,
plaids, checks, large and small stripes in
all the new spring colorings, light, medium
and dark ?ray, beige, porcelain blue and
resedaat 50c per yard.
The'chiice styles we. show at 18e per
yard cquil in appearance those of very
much higier price.
" Special attention is invited to nur linn nf
black and white fabrics whinli w shnur in
all the new and novel effects produced this
An elegant assortment nf nil wnnl Trpnob
challis lijjht and dark colorings 50c per
HcGns & Blackk.
Fifth avenue and Market street
A REALISTIC DRAJIA.
The Wickedness of Woman and the Treach
ery of lee Portrayed.
The drama may be called "The Slippery
Day;" the first act may be placed on Fifth
avenue; the time recently, and the char
acters one man, one woman and a treacher
ous piece of ice.
He, the hero, was a man with whom
natnre in her most generous mood had dealt
kindly. His face and figure were the envy
of the promenaders of the masculine type,
and he was the delight and admiration of
the ladies, so he thought. Clad in garments
of the latest style, carrying a cane of huge
prorjortions, and fresh from a tonsorial
artist's chair, but little wonder he moved
aboutlike an Apollo.
She was one of those delightful little
creatnres, with a wealth of sunny hair and
a face charming in appearance, but now
made more so by the half-frightened look
which now and then swept across it. She
was clad in sealskin, and, with a hat of the
latest Parisian design, she attracted every
body's admiring attention. A woman of
sympathy, of modesty and of beauty.
They meet. He has found what he thinks
is a safe resting place for his feet. Nowhe
is secure and can proceed to make an im-
Eression on the fair maid. He gazes upon
er and throws all his charms into that one
look. Ahl she slyly glances at him in re
turn. Now for the Waterloo. But alas,
fate, cruel fate, here interposes and both
his leet gradually slip from beneath
him, and the earth seems to suddenly
sink from beneath him and then arise
again. OhI the suddenness and hardness of
that meetintr. His hat parted from him;
also his glasses and his cane. A look of
agony flits across his countenance, which
suddenly gives place to one of positive
anger, as that young woman of many charms
breaks forth into a merry laugh, and with
an arch "Be careful, or you will fall," sud
denly disappears into the doorway of a
down-town store, leaving him standing dazed
and mad. As he once more endeavors to be
come what he was, be walks away debating
upon the wickedness of woman and the un
certainty of ice.
Condensed Special Dispatches From Sur
rounding Communities That Are Tribu
tary to rittsbnnr.
Last evening a boiler in the Lake Erie and
Western shops at Lima exploded, killing Peter
Schick, and demolishing a part of the build
ing. John R. Calvin, a farmer residing in Green
township, Ohio, yesterday visited North Lima
and drank a quantity of hard cider, causing his
death an hour later.
The contract for the new jail building and
Sheriff's residence for Fayette county was
yesterday awarded to Laugbead, Modisette &
Co., of UnlontowD, at 5106,100.
The election of Edward Barrett as Burgess
ofPittston is to be contested on the ground
that the election board of one district quarreled
and a new board had to be substituted.
It sccins that the Mrs. Jloals who has eloped
from Cleveland caused a sensation in Youngs
town a few years aco, while residing there. A
young bachelor minister was mixed up in the
Toe Republican Central Committee, of
Columbiana County. Ohio, held a meeting last
evening at the Court House In New Lisbon,
and agreed to hold the primary elections on
Saturday, May 4. There will be a lively flght
for the nomination for Treasurer.
The miners' committee sent from Scranton
to present the powder redaction question to the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western directors,
returned home to-day with instructions to wait
on General Sales Agent Storrs, to whom the
matter was referred. They will meet Mr.
Storrs next week at his office here. The agita
tion affects 40,000 miners In the Wyoming and
Lackawanna coal fields, and if granted, will
increase their wiges at least 8700,000 a year.
Mb. W.J. Walker, who was reported to
have been convicted of murder and sentenced
to be hanged in Denver,CoL,has returned to bis
former home in Grecnsliarg, a living witness to
the falsity of the report Mr. Walker will a:
once commenceproceedings against the persons
who circulated the slander. He first learned
tbat'he was to be executed on the gallows abont
the first of this month, while in Arizona, and at
once closed up bis business and came home,
arriving here on Monday.
Considerable excitement prevails atLa
trobe and at Bradenville over the killing of
John Shannon, who was reported to have com
mitted suicide on Saturday night last It was
given ont that the man bad committed suicide
tnrougn iear oi me tvnite iap?, no,ji was
said, had sent Mm several threatening letters.
Suspicions have within the past two or three
days been aroused in the minds of the people
down there that Shannon was foully murdered.
No arrests of the suspected parties have yet
William Keck, of Lanry's station, was re
leased from jail two months ago, after serving
a term for attempting to kill at Siegfried
Bridge. Yesterday morning he attempted to
kill Edward Shriver, his brother-in-law, at
Stempton. After a desperate struggle and
great exritement in that town be was cangbt
by an officer, handcuffed and taken to the
depot. Just as the train steamed into the sta
tion Keck threw himself on the track. Sev
eral ladies who were at the station and saw the
attempted sniclde screamed and two fainted.
Keek's bands were lacerated in a frightful
manner by being dragged over the rough stone
and his head cut by the engine's blow.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of n. Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Rendr Kendinir.
The regular meeting of the Teachers' Acad
emy will be held in the Grant school to-morrow
ALDEltJIAN Harthan will fire a salute of
42 guns on the hill above Pine street this morn
ing. 8nc oloo' sellers waived a hearing yesterday
before Alderman Carlisle, and the cases will all
go to court
'Squibe Holtzman sentJoeBrodertojail
to-day, charged with threatening to shoot
Some boys stole ten pairs of gloves that were
hanging in front of II. Black's store on Ohio
street, Allegheny. last evening.
The sale of the debris from the Wood stree
disaster was postponed yesterday, and i. will
probably be held this morning.
James J. JIcTioue wants it to be distinctly
understood that be is not working for prohibi
tion, as nas stated in the papers yesterday.
The Jr. O. U. A. M. No. 75, of Allegheny,
held a reception in the Central Kink, Pitts
burg, last night. They had music, dancing
THE Adams Coke Bottom Company is test
ing a new style of ,coke oven near Alanstleld.
They claim that it will save a great deal of
The persons arrested in the First ward on
Tuesday were to have a hearing before Magis
trate Gripp yesterday, bnt the caso was post
poned until to-aay.
The Senickley postoffice was burned to the
ground yesterday. It caught from a natural
gas fire. The loss was very small and tha-
building was insured.
Assembly No. 2126, K. of h., did not hold a
meeting last night as announced, Master Work
man Vincent stating that be had made no call
for any, or bad such action in view.
The Pattern Makers' Protective and Bene
ficial Association will give an entertainment in
the Turner Hall next Tuesday evening. "The
Argonauts of '-13" will be presented by ama
Chakles JonNSON. of Foxburg, one of the
execntors of the estate of Gilmoro C. Fink, of
Washington, Pa., is in the city. The estate
will be divided, and the widow and son will re
ceive their shares in money.
The Victim Worse.
Michael Cavauaugh, of Lawrenceville,
who was stabbed Saturday night, was so
much worse yesterday that he could not at
tend the hearing of M. Nolan and James
Donnelly, who are charged with assaulting
him. Magistrate Brush held the prisoners
for a further hearing.
Barry's Tricopiiekous stimulates, fas
tens, thickens, preserves; in every way im
proves the hair.
Oh, Yes Ladies' bucle jerseys, 50c;
calico wrappers, 50cr cashmere wrappers,
52 50 up; striped newmarkcts, 52, were $7;
jackets, 51 to ?5; girls' winter dresses, 50c to
?5; Gretchen coats, 52 up; blankets, 50c;
comforts, 39c to 51; cold weather underwear
nnd infants' goods at cnt prices. Busy Bee
Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
DIYIS10N FREIGHT AGENTS.
Their AnnnaUnunt Broken Up Before It is
The division freight agents of the Penn
sylvania Bailroad passed through the city
last night in the special car "Pickwick" on
their way east to their respective cities.
Among the party were Charles A. Chip
ley, of this city; E. W. Coffin, of Camden,
N. J.; E. G. Dixon, of Philadelphia; W. J.
Rose, of Harrisburg; J. G. Searles, of Balti
more; George Stevens, of Philadelphia; John
C. Simms, Secretary of the company at
Philadelphia; H. E. Whittaker, agent" of
the Southern Dispatch at Philadel phia; John
G. Thayer, freight solicitor of the same
company, and John G. Whittaker, Assist
ant General Yreigbt Agent of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad at the Qaaker City.
The party started out a (ew days ago to go
to New Orleans on their annual jaunt, bnt
got as far as Birmingham, Ala, when they
were called home. Some of them were want
ed to testify in a suit to come up in Phila
delphia to-day, and the trip had to be post
poned. Common .Sense.
Of all chronic diseases probably none so
completely baffle the skill of the general
practitioner as that of dyspepsia; yet none
are so completely and permanently cnrable.
Probably 20 per cent of the adult popula
tion suffer from this and allied diseases. To
treat successfully dyspepsia or any nervous
and chronic disease, hygienic, hydropathic
and dietetic means are of the first impor
tance. The mode of life itself must be made
to contribute its quota. Medicines are of
value only so tar as they assist nature
further than this they are of at least doubt
ful virtue. Those who depeiul wholly on
drugs are sure to fail even in the simplest
mrm oi uyspepsia. JNature cannot beiorced.
There can be only one result from such
treatment: a thoroughly disappointed and
discouraged patient There are no routine
methods. Each case requires careful study
and adaptation of means as regards diet,
drink, exercise and hydropathic applisnces.
Dr. S. G. Moore, 34 Arch street, Allegheny,
Pa., for 14 years has given his entire time to
nervous and chronic diseases.
Dr. S. G. Jloore, W Arch it, Allegheny, Pa.
Dear Sir It affords me great pleasure
in saying that I have derived more benefit
from your treatment than all others com
bined. I was a great sufferer from dyspep
sia, resulting in complete insomnia. I tried
all specifics I could hear ol, took treatment
from several eminent physicians, but re
ceived only temporary beiiefit I was at
first persuaded to try your treatment, and I
am gratified to state that now I can eniov a
good night's rest and eat three meals a day.
I have gained in flesh and feel like a new
man. Would advise any person suffering
from chronic indigestion or affection of the
liver to give yourtreatmentathorough trial.
Yon are at liberty to refer anv inquirer to
me. Yours thankfully,
J. ti. CHATHAM.
Those interested, and desirous of verifying
the above, can find this gentleman at 150
Ohio st., Allegheny, Pa.
Dyspepsia of Stomach and Bowels Cured.
Dr. S. G. Moore, H Arch St., Allegheny, Pa.:
DEAR Sir For 17 years before consult
ing you 1 had been a great sufferer from
dyspepsia, head heavy, dull aching and
dizziness I never knew what it was to feel
rested; nnmb, tingling sensations extending
to the hands and feet, dull, aching pain in
stomach; water brash; most distressing col
lections of gas in the stomach and bowels,
causing pain, cramps, numbness and a sen
sation as though there was no feeling in the
bowels. Catarrhal condition of bowels and
no appetite. Add to this a gloomy state of
mind produced by constant suffering, and a
feeling, as I told Dr. Moore, as though I
would like to commit suicide, and you have
a perfect picture as to how I suffered for al
most two decades. 1 feel like a new man
to-day,and would urge sufferers from chronic
diseases to call on this specialist who has
cured me. John S. Cook,
Emsworth, Pa., December 1, 18S8.
N. B. Can cases be treated bv letter?
The following case was treated wholly by
letter. Send for question sheet:
Dyspepsia nnd Heart Trouble.
Barnhart's Mills, Pa, June 18, 1878.
Dr. S. G. Moore:
Dear Doctor I was troubled over two
years wtth dyspepsia, complicated with
some disease of the heart My heart would
palpitate violently, and frequently stop or
miss a beat. I 'could not eat, sleep or do
anything. I had lost over 20 pounds in
weight, and was troubled with shortness of
breath and pain and soreness in my stom
ach, and dreadful fullness and oppression,
and belched up great quantities of wind. I
had been treated by seven or eight doctors
without any benefit. I was under your
treatment seven months, ana it proved tne
means of restoring me to good health. I
have gained several pounds more than I
had lost, and look and feel like a new man.
I would urge any one suffering as I was to
save time and money by consulting you.
George M. Glass.
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Spring colorings French Cashmeres Iarges
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Several hundred pieces mors this week. In
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made. Come and see them and the prices.
Black Gros Grain Silks the be3t values in
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Peau do Sole (new weave) at SI, SI 25 to $3 IQ
Black Surah Silks, 53c. 60c, 65e, 75c,. 90c. Jl,
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65-inch Black Chantilly Flounces.
40-inch Black Lace Flounces, in Chantilly,
Bayenx. Marquise aud hand-run Spanish paV
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New Drapery Nets, 43 and 54-inen, new pit
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Under-price Linen Laces Torchons, Medlcis,
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Full assortment of best-made garments for
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We show this week onr new importations oi
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