Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, February 28, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Interviews With Pittsburg's
Miners of Mexican Tin.
Dnrango Ore May Knock the Tin
Plate Tariff Topic Ont.
To be Outdone at Less Than the Price o a
Sons:, in Mexico,
Mention has been made in The Dis
patch of the Pittsburg and Mexican Tin
Mining Company, bought out by Mr. J. Lt.
"Williams, of Durango, Mexico, and Mr.
George H. Thurston, of this city. Mr.
"Williams is one of the original locators of
the fan mine and largely interested in it and
other mining enterprises, and Mr. Thurston
is the Secretary of the company.
FranKW. Smith, Esq., tells some inter
esting facts in connection with the history of
this mine and tin mining in general. He
Etatei that one time Mr. Thurston was de
puted to gather information on the subject
of tin mines in Durango. The first thing
lie did was to consult Anpleton's Encyclo
pedia, and there he found reference to a
deserted tin mine. This was slightly worked
half a century ago, or thereabouts; but one
day Indians swooped down on the camp,
and Then they departed the buzzards took
what the savages had left and the mine was,
in a measure, forgotten. The knowledge
derived from the encyclopedia gave consid
erable impetus to the project
Mr. Smith states that four assays have
been made of the ore; one in New York,4
two in Durango and one in Pittsburg, and'
they yielded from 35 to SO per cent of tin.
This, he says, is not pretended to be the run
of the mine, but is enough to show the ore
to be
the richest hitherto found being in the
island of Malacca, worked by the Dutch
and from which place "straits" tin is pro
cured, while the mines in Cornwall, En
gland, yield but seven-eighths of 1 per cent,
and yet pay largely for working. Mr.
"Williams said:
"After a careful investigation of the min
ing laws of Mexico, and, five visits to that
country in the past year, seven months of
which were spent in the State of Dnrango
and other sections, the object being to ex
amine mines with the view of their being
worked profitably and without interference,
it is my opinion that capital can be invested
in Mexico better than in many portions of
our country. The Government of Mex
ico of to-day must not be judged
br those of the past Instead of
interference, they are now doing, and
propose doing, all that is possible
to assist foreign capital in developing the
mines of Mexico. They have recently en
acted laws on this subject. They have taken
off all tariff duties on machinery lor work
ins mines, and removed all taxes except a 2
per cent tax on money expended. There
are no real or personal taxes; in fact no
other tax whatever. The law is made and
passed, and cannot be repealed for SO
"I have fonnd the officials always ready
to give all the assistance possible to actnal
mining investments, and the people quiet
and inoffensive, only wanting to work, and,
of course, to be paid promptly for their la
bor. I have made investments for my asso
ciates in three different silver properties,
and am also interested in the tin property
of the Pittsburg and Mexican Tin Mining
"I have visited the mine in question four
different times. There are, without doubt,
large bodies of tin ore on the property.
During the time I was in Mexico a develop
ment of the deposit of tin ore on the prop
erty in question was made by a corps of
workmen sent from Pittsburg, and a shaft
sunk to the depth of 45 feet, showing a true
fissure vein of from six to eight feet between
walls, a vein of very fine ore of from 15 to
to 18 inches wide on the foot wall, increas
ing in width as depth was attained. Sam
ples of this assayed from 40 to 50 per cent
metallic tin, and the main body of ore will
undoubtedly give a practica "result of 10
per cent of all the matter of the vein. I
found this the condition of the mine on my
second visit Being at that time accom
panied by an expert in smelting, for per
sonal satisfaction I concluded to try'my
hand at smelting some of the ore.
"The exploring party having built a crude
furnace, and there being charcoal at hand,
we obtained some of the ore from the vein,
charged and fired the furnace at 4 o'clock in
the morning, and by 11 o'clock were run
ning tin. Our experiment showed there
was metallic tin in large quantities in the
ore, and demonstrated the fluxes to be used.
Samples of the tin so obtained are now in
Pittsburg. The mine has been put in the
condition required by the Mexican law, and
possession and title given."
Mr. Thurston said: "We have organized
a company and are going to work in a prac
tical manner to open up the mine. The first
thing we propose is to go down in the shaft
from 100 to 200 feet, and run such levels
along the vein as may seem best, with a view
of exposing the greatest possible body of ore
before expending any money for smelter or
other machinery. This will necessitate the
expenditure of but $1,000 or $5,000, and will
at the same time enable us to take out a
large tonnage of ore ready for the smelter.
"After we have sunk our shafts and run
our levels we shall then erect our smelters
and other machinery. "We know we have a
' large deposit, pr rather vein, of tin ore. A
peculiarity of this ore is that the veins are
vertical and continue to great depths. "We
are not carried oil our feet, so to speak, with
our prospect, but are going to work in a
very sedate, methodical way to take out the
ore and produce the metallic tin. We do
sot look upon the mine as a speculative
property, but a legitimate, methodical busi
ness, requiring but few weeks to get in
shape to produce our tin as systematically
as a blast furnace does iron.
"There is no tariff on metallic tin.nor does
the Government propose to place one. A
tariff is proposed on tin plate, which is com
posed of nine-tenths iron. Of course, if tin
Iate is made in the "United States, it will
e the better for us as producers of metallic
tin; but our working of the mine in noway
depends on a tariff on tin plate,nor is it neces
sary to a practical and profitable result"
Prom what the projectors say. tin ore
does not give the trouble in smelting that
gold does, but is run out of a furnace ranch
as pig iron from a blast furnace. Mr. Smith
states that there is plenty of wood in the
vicinity of the mine, so that charcoal can be
cheaply obtained.
Ti the Fashion.
"W. S. Hoare and W. A. Corstorphine
(servant), London, England," is the way
in whih an Englishman registers at the
Dnquesne Hotel,
Foreigners Who Bnstle to Become Citizen
Before Being Barred Some of Their
While it may be true, and doubtless Is,
that Enrope vomits a vast amount of her
scum upon our shores, it must be conceded
that many of her emigrants, though possi
bly infected with anarchistic notions,
are not ignorant, and Mr. W. T.
Lindsay, who has lately been
paying attention to the appearance and con
versation of people who file declaration of
intention to become citizens, states that
they average well. Almost all can write
their names and do it well, and they seem
to be fully alive to the importance of taking
a hand in self-government, and to have some
unusual stimulus to action.
What is the cause? Some say it is for the
purpose of voting against the prohibitory
amendment to be submitted next June; and,
though the unusual number taking out
final papers, at a time when there is no
election pending, gives this assertion a color
of plausibility,iit does not cover the ground,
as the final ceremonies are scant compared
with the number of new declarationjsts,
who would not be able to vote at that time.
The real reason seems more likely to be
found in the recent introduction of legisla
tive measures adverse to foreigners in Con
gress and in our State Legislature. In
Congress a bill was introduced which, if
enacted, would require all foreigners who
wish to become citizens to be able to read
and write. There seems to be some di
versity of opinion as to whether or not the .
abilitv to read and write English is re
quired, or merely the language of the ap
plicant But what is supposed to be the main
spring of ihe movement is the proposition
in the Legislature to require contractors to
pay a protective, or at least semi-protective
tariff on all unnaturalized labor employed
in this State.
If foreigners are not able to read
our language, they at least know
how to keep posted, and know
enough to flee from the wrath to come,
and even the more or less despised Chinese
or Hun is knocking at the doors of the Nat
uralization Courts, though not so nerv
ously as the German. Italian names
are quite frequent, as also those of Poles. It
was stated some weeks ago that Englishmen
were getting naturalized much more numer
ously than formerly, and they were said to
be doing so in order to lessen the strength of
the Irish vote, but the rush of this class
seems to be over, and of late German and
Continental names generally are more nu
merous. Nor are these foreigners slow politicians.
They are not at all like the Polacks of
Chicago, driven to the polls in gangs when
naturalized, for on Tuesday a man ran for
office in this city who has not yet celebrated
the second birthday of his citizenship.
Last February there were 28 persons who
filed in the Prothonotary's office their inten
tion to become citizens. In only a little
over half of this month, 329 declarations
were filed in that office. In the Clerk of
Courts' office at the same time there were
150 declarations filed; in the United States
District Court there were 91, and in tbe
United States Circuit Conrt six, making in
all 576 in 19J days, or three an hour
during work hours. The latter court does
not get get its share on account of the door
of the District Commissioners' office being
the first one reached.
Dr. Francia GIrard, a Well-Known Veteri
narian, Dies of Oplnm.
The following information came by Asso
ciated Press from Philadelphia late last
night, and its subject will be of interest to
many of the older residents of Pittsburg
and vicinity :
"Dr. Francis Girard, aged 53 years, a
well-known veterinary surgeon of this city,
died this morning from the effects of a
heavy dose of opium. His family dis
credited the theory of suicide. They say
the doctor had been addicted to the opium
habit for years, and think1 that by.mistake
he took an unusually large dose which
proved fatal.
"He was arrested on Monday, charged by
a live stock insurance company with sub
ornation of perjury in inducing a friend to
make affidavit to a false valuation of a
horse which he had insured with the com
pany. It is thought by some that his arrest
preyed upon his mind, and that he took the
drug this morning with suicidal intent
"Dr. Girard came to this country from
France when 18 years old, and fora time re
sided in Louisville. Later he moved to
Pittsburg, and after the war came to Phila
delphia, where he lived ever since. He was
the father of two sons and two daughters,
all of whom are grown. The doctor was
well connected."
Saying Constitutional Amendment Will be
Lout br 35,000 Totes.
."I think the Constitutional amendment
will be defeated on June 18 by abont 35,000
votes. Kow, you mark my words and
That was the remark made by 'Squire
Ammon yesterday afternoon, as he sat in
his office on Wood street, and he supple
mented these words by saying:
"The omission of the compensatory clause
will prompt a very large number of :voters
to pin their ballots against the measure.
This majority of votesVill come from tbe
counties of Philadelphia, Berkshire, JJau
phin, Cambria, Erie and Allegheny. The
rest of the connties will be about evenly
divided. I formed that opinion some time
ago, and when I was in Harrisburg a few
days ago I had it confirmed by men who
are in a position to know pretty well how
the ball rolls."
No Action Yet Taken With Regard to
Odd Fellows' Institution.
A large meeting of delegates from
different lodges of Odd Fellows on
Northside was held yesterday afternoon, in
the hall on East Diamond street The object
of the meeting was to secure funds for the
erection of a home in Allegheny for the
widows of members.
The matter was discussed at length, but
action was postponed until the next
Artists for tbe May Festival.
Carl Beter has daily rehearsals with the
chorus who are to sing at the May festival,
and Mr. Locke is in New York making ar
rangements who are to sing at the concert
The artists so far secured are: Lillie Leh
man, Herman Foerster, Emma Juch, Rose
Linde, Jules Perrotti, Paul Kalisch, Wm.
Lavine, Wm. Ludwig, Emil Fischer, Adele
Ans der Obe, F. Lichtenberg. Victor Her
bert and Anton Seidle, with his orchestra
of 90 performers.
The F. & W. Road Expect to Ran Thronsh
Trains Over tbe B. ifc O.
President James Callery, of the Pittsburg
and Western road, went to Washington last
night Mr. Callery said that as soon as the
Western division of the road is completed
through trains will be transferred over the
Junction road and run to New York with
out change over tbe Baltimore and Ohio.
Tbe freight now is transferred, and Presi
dent Callery hopes to soon see the passenger
trains handled in the same manner.
To Debate on the Amendment.
The Democratic Legion, of Lawrenceville,
will debate at Patterson's Hall, on Monday
night, on "Is Constitntional Amendment a
Good Measure." Messrs. Harne and Mc
Clelland will take the affirmative and Messrs.
Grundy and Miller the s.egs'tive.
Pnddlers at the Republic Iron TVorks
Lay ITovra Their Tools
The Firm Refuses to Take Him Back Again
on Any Consideration.
This morning all the departments in the
Republic Iron Works, on the Southside,
are to be idle, for the reason that every
workman will "be on strike. There are about
800 employes in the works,and most oi them
have large families to support
The strike has been caused by the dis
charge of Francis Carroll, a puddle boss,
who is a member of Tubal Cain Lodge,
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers. The story of Ihe origin of the
trouble was told to a Dispatch reporter
last night by one of the -employes of the
works in about the following manner:
Carroll is a prominent' politician in the
Twenty-fifth ward, and a strong supporter
of Burke, who ran for an office in the last
election. On the evening before the election
Carroll asked the furnace boss whether
He. was answered affirmatively, it is alleged,
because it was thought that a man might be
found to take Carroll's place for that day.
The next morning, however, there was no
substitute on hand to take Carroll's place,
and he was sent for. The first time ha did
not come; but, it is alleged, when somebody
was sent to his home the second time, he re
sponded and went to the works. However,
when he arrived at the place the niill boss
told him he was not wanted any more at tbe
mill, neither on that day nor any other day.
Carroll then made complaint to his lodge,
and a committee, waited upon the firm yes
terday morning, but the proprietors refused
to reinstate him. The answer they are al
leged to have given to the committee was
stated by the man last night to have been:
"We will sooner see the cogs rust on the
wheels of the entire works than take that
man back."
The consequence was that all the pnddlers
became embittered and left the mill yester
day morning, refusing to work again unless
Carroll is put back in his place.
On account of the puddlers being idle all
the rest of the works, it is contended, will
have to be shut down, and they are not ex
pected to start up agafn before next week,
even if the trouble should be settled to-day
or to-morrow. But it is not thonght likely
that such will be the case, because the
parties on both sides are determined to have
their own way.
A meeting of the Amalgamated men will
be held at headquarters to-day to discuss
the matter, and President Weibe will prob
ably be asked to interfere and bring the
trouble to a satisfactory settlement
It Will be Presented to the Manufacturers In
n Few Days.
The wage scale of the"brick makers of this
city will be presented to the manufacturers
in a few days, and will in all probability be
signed by them without any trouble. At the
meeting of L. A. 2946, of which all the
brick makers are members, last Monday
evening, the scale was completed, and is as
follows: Burners, 53 per day; settlers, 52 50;
molders, 52 50; machine men. or "strikers
off," 52 60; wheelers, 52; laborers, 51 75 per
day. All others are to be tha same as last
James Hooper, of the Brickmakers' As
sembly and ex-Worthy Foreman of D. A.
!No. 3, said yesterday in regard to the scafe:
We do not anticipate any trouble about sign
ing tbe scale as it now stands. There is no use
asking for any advance as we know the manu
facturers cannot afford to pay it at present
Prices of hnck are too low. but I think tbey
will advance this summer. The cause of the
depressions the market is due to the fact of
so many manufacturers in the business. In
order to get orders tbey have to cut each
other's prices and in consequence hurt them
selves. Some of them are now selling certain
grades of brick as low as $6 per thousand.
When they touch this figure there is no money
in the business. They admit that it is our or
ganization that keeps prices from going to
pieces. They have to pay tbe wages and cannot
go under S3. If they do they will lose money.
Manufacturers In This Country Meet and
Form a Combination.
The sewer pipe manufacturers have
formed a trust, the object being to prevent
foreign competition. Yesterday afternoon
twenty-four men, representing the leading
sewer pipe concerns in the country, met in
the office of the Globe Company, in tbe
Germania 'Bank building, and discussed
trade. It was stated that large quantities
of foreign-made pipe were being shipped to
this country, and in order to prevent this a
trust, or rather combination, was formed.
Theodore Bhodes, of Columbus, was
elected President and F. H. Hendricks, of
this city, "was chosen Secretary.
At the close of the meeting one of the
members said: "We do not propose to ad
vance prices, but have merely entered into
a combination to protect ourselves against
foreign manufacturers. If tbe rules we have
adopted are kept, foreign dealers cannot do
business in this country, and most of our
competition comes from England and Scot
land. We can make all .the sewer pipe
needed in this country and will continue to
do so."
Two Large Ones Turned Ont bt Carnegie's
Homestead Mill.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. are shipping to
the ship yards of Cramp & Sons, at Phila
delphia, some of the largest armor plate
ever made in this country. They have just
turned out of their Homestead mill two
plates which weighed in the aggregate
nearlv 19,000 pounds. They were 124 inches
long By 90 inches in width and 3 inches
thick. They weighed 120 pounds to the'
square foot, and their weight was 9,300
pounds each.
The plates have been sent to Philadel
phia and will be put on one of the new Gov
ernment cruisers. '
The Additional Stack May be Completed
Within b. Few Weeks.
The new blast furnace of the Carrie Fur
nace Company at Keating station, on the
rBaltimore and Ohio Railroad, is nearing
cuuijjicuuu. xi win prooaoiy oe nnisnea
in a few weeks and will give employment
to between 75 and 100 more men. The new
furnace will have all the modern improve
ments. Falnters Quit Work.
The house painters employed by Samuel
Kutz, who has a contract from the Western
Land Improvement Company at Jeannette,
went out on a strike yesterdav. They were
receiving 52 25 a day and demanded 52 60,
which was refused. The men are forming
a branch of the Brotherhood of Painters at
that place, and expect the support of that
Citizens' Traction Grievances.
Assembly No. 2126, E. of L., will Hold
its regular meeting 'to-night, and it is ex
pected the extra Citizens' Traction men will
present their complaints. v
Tha Old B.&D, Building's Fate Left With
M.I Malone ns Umpire Probably It is
Coming; Down.
Mr. M.JL. Malone, the umpire in the arbi
tration board appointed to investigators to
tbe advisability of ordering the razing of the
Roseburg bnilding, at the corner of .Fifth
avenue and Wood street, will probably
make his report to-day. " His decision will
probably be to the effect that the "building is
unsafe, and must comedown..
The report willbe' made to J". O. Brown,
Chief of the Department of Public Safety,
and the question will be settled finally.
The owner of the bnilding has agreed to
abide by their decision, and, even if he
wished to, it is not likely that he could
have any recourse to law. If Mr. Malone
says the bnilding must come down, there
will be no alternative but to dismantle it.
If the owner does not do so thejCity Engi
neer will be instructed to proceed to tear it
down in the name of the city and by the
authority of the Department of Public
Mr. Malone was seen at his residence last
evening and asked what his decision would
be. He refused to say, as he had not fully
made up his mind. He said:
I did not receive the opinions of Mr. Natcher
and Mr. Balph, the arbitrators, until late in the
afternoon of yesterday, and! could not do any
thing with the reports then. To-day I was
called as a witness in court and did not have a
moment's time to examine the reports. I know
the public is awaiting tho report of the Arbi
tration Board, bnt we are doing our best to
have it ready as soon as possible. If I had my
mind made up it would be discourteous to pub
lish the report until it was first submitted to
Chief Brown for his perusal.
While 1 know what tbe report of the arbitra
tors are, it would not do for me to decide one
way or the other before carefully weighing each
point Both reports are similar in regard to
the facts. The details are not tbe same, and
both Mr. Natcher and Mr. Balph look at tbe
matter from different points of observation.
If one of them thinks the bnilding is safe, and'
the other thinks it is not then I will have to de
cide who is right Both men are expect builders,
and it will be a delicate matter to say which one
is wrong. While the building may be a little
unsafe the question to be determined is, is it
a menace to human life and property? We
should not condemn any man's building and
order it torn down unless it is absolutely neces
sary. No, I cannotsay whether the arbitrators
think the building should come down or not.
I have already stated that the building is out
of iplumb as much as three inches. Whether
or not this is dangerous and necessitates tho
destruction of tho building I am not prepared
to say.
Early in the afternoon it was learned by
a Dispatch reporter that the arbitrators
had disagreed 'in their opinions as to
whether the bnilding should come down or
not Each was supposed not to know what
the other was doing, but they found out
nevertheless. Both state in their reports
that the building is away out of plumb, but
one does not think this is sufficient to war-
"rant the destruction of the building. Mr.
Balph s opinion ' is to the effect that the
building must come down, while Mr.
Natcher thinks it should not Both of the
gentlemen give good reasons for their opin
ions, and the umpire will hare to decide
which one is in the right. .
Jacob Reese Interested In Several to be
Bniltln Alabama.
Jacob Beese, of this city, is interested in
the establishment of one or two first-class
basic steel plants in Alabama. One of them
is to be located at Sheffield, and will be
equipped with the largest and completest
plate mill in the world. It will have a ca
pacity of rolling the heaviest plates re
quired in modern shipbuilding at a less cost
than they can be delivered in the Delaware
Mr. Beese claims that steel bottomed mer
chant ships arc now in demand, and the mill
could be kept running constantly. The mill
will also turn out beams, girders, channels,
angles and the structural shapes.
Mr. Beese claims that as soon as a ship
yard is established in the South all the ma
terial used for the construction of steel bot
tomed vessels can be built and delivered in
the yard cheaper than they can be sent to
the eastern yards.
It Is an English Setter, Whose Mother Was
Stolen a. Yenr Ago.
A valuable English setter, belonging to
Mr. Ed. Pfeil, of 1927 Carson street, was
stolen out of a stable early yesterday morn
ing, and the thief had not been caught last
night. The facts were given to the police,
and they are hunting for the abductor of the
A peculiarity of the case is that the dog's
mother was also stolen from Mr. Pfeil about
a year ago; but he found out afterward who
had her, and the man returned her.
Charged With Stealing Lnmber.
Thirty-six informations have been made
against residents of the Seventh ward, Al
legheny, for -stealing lumber from Hemp
hill's planing mill, on Spring Garden ave
nue. One of the defendants is not 7 years
of age. Mayor Pearson will hear the case
to-morrow afternoon.
Incidents of a Day in Two Cities Condensed
forKendr Reading.
GE27EBAX Charles L. FrrzHuaH returned
from Europe yesterday. ,
Nicola. Josef Saadic, the second Arabian
ever naturalized here, was duly sworn in yes
terday. The alarm from box 152 last night was
caused by a chimney fire at 2221 Sarah street,
J. E. Fbeman, an employe,at the Lucy fur
nace, had his face and arms badly burned yes
terday by a splash of metal.
; L. G. Mosses, of Pasture street,, fractured
his right arm and broke his instep falling from
a foot bridge yesterday morning.
The trains from tbe East were delayed by a
freight wreck yesterday on the Philadelphia
division of the Pennsylvania road.
Edwakd Relino, ot Thirty-third street, had
his foot crushed yesterday by a piece of iron
fencing he was unloading falling on.lt
Lucy Johnson accused her husband yester
day of striking ben. on the head with a poker.
He was sent to jail in default of ball.
Austin Smith, of Thirty-sixth street, had
his foot crashed by-a rail at the Black Diamond
Steel Works last night, necessitating amputa
tion. The members of Zeno Lodge, A. O. O. P.,
will hold a grand reception and ball In Odd
Fellows' Hall, South 'Eighteenth street, to
signt John EOAlf, son. ot Mrs. Tom Egan, for.
merly of Pittsburg, died of typhoid pneumonia
at his home in Weston, W. Va., last evening at
7 o'clock.
Wllue McKenna and Harry Estland, two
boys, were locked up in the Eleventh ward
police station last night for throwing stones at
persons on Clin street
Detective Coulson caught a man named
Albright fishing shoes ont of a store window
at Canrtton's shoe house yesterday during a
sale, and arrested him.
A chimney jtike In a house occupied by
Mrs. Nightengale, of Ann street, Allegheny,
caused an-alarm from box 71 yesterday after
noon. Nq damage was done.
The Allegheny Poor Board inspected the
City Home yesterday and found everything in
good shape. A concert was given to the in
mates last evening under the auspices of the
W. U T. U.
The Washineton Infantry, of this city, will
go on the fast line in two special cars, to the
inauguration, starting Saturday at 9 p. m., and
accompanied by the Midget Band. Headquar
ters in Washington" will be at 4$s Maine
avenue. (
Ueoboe E. Hemfhhl has made an In
formation in AJJef;beny, charging the largest
number of persons ever known in Allegheny
on one Information, 32, with carrying off boards,
hrfrVi. Ate. frnm m nld dismantle vntll mm
Spnns Garden avenue. Whole families, down' P
to babies, are mentioned. 'Y J
Pretty, Yiyacions and Blonde Ida
Patterson Elopes With
The Irate Father and Brother .Looking; for
Him With a CM.
A tale of acquaintance and friendship,
and love and elopement, was wafted from
the quiet, pretty little town of Castle Shan
non last night that embodies every point of
a popular novel, except perhaps the final
interesting denouement.
Pretty, lively, bright and blonde Ida Pat
terson has eloped with Bob Fergus, and the
girl's father is looking for his daughter with
open arms, and for Fergus with a club.
The girl, Idella D. Patterson, is the 18-year-old
daughter of Mr. E. A. A. Patter
son, the well-known Master Car Builder of
tbe Castle Shannon road.
Bobert D. Fergus, the present possessor of
the pretty blonde, is the engineer of a little
dinky engine in the yards of Oliver Bros. &
Phillies ' Fifteenth street mills. The story
of the elopement was told last night by Mr.
Patterson, who was found on the Southside.
He is a handsome but rather severe looking
man, with hair slightly tinged with gray,
and evidently felt the loss of his daughter
"yes," said he "my daughter Ida left
home this morning at 8 o'clock, and my in
valid wife is almost wild over the affair,
and is going into -one convulsion after an
"The story is this: Fergus is a medium
sized fellow of about' 27 years of age, and
while not at all smart, he is a steady work
man when he has work, but he doesn' earn
enough to keep himself, let alone my daugh-.
"About five months ago he came to my
bouse and asked for board, and we took
him, as he seemed quiet enough. He had
known my daughter for two or three years
previous to this, but never paid her any at
ention, and never took heranywhere, and it
was like a thunderbolt to me to learn she
had left us.
"My wife, however, had a keen woman's
insight into such matters, and she spoke to
me a few weeks ago about Bob paying at
tentions to Ida. I went to her at once and
asked if she were engaged to him. She de
nied this, but acknowledged that he had
spoken to her of marriage. I told her it
would be foolish for her to leave a good
home for a poor man like that, but she gave
no answer. We asked Fergus to get an
other boarding house, and he said he would.
"Well, I left home for my work at 7
o'clock as usual, and Ida never said goodby
or gave the slightest hint she intended
going. Mr wife, who has been an invalid
for years, did not rise until 9 o'clock, when
she found Ida was not in the house. She
thought nothing of it, however, imagining
she had gone to a neighbor's or for milk, as
she frequently did. Having occasion to go
into her room, she was horrified on finding
all of her clothes gone. Her trunk was also
open, and her clothes taken out of that with
all ot her jewelry. Of course sbe knew then
Ida had eloped with Fergus, and she sent
for me, but I haven't been able to find the
slightest trace of them alj day.
"What sticks me," continued Mr. Patter
son, "is the fact of their rnnning away when
they had no reason to run. Fergus is a very
'ordinary fellow, not one-half as bright or
stylishas my daughter, and the difference
in their appearance cannot fail to attract
attention. He has made all this trouble in
such a sneaking way as to utterly forfeit my
respect He never came to me like a man
and said he loved Ida, nor did his actions
ever show it Everything he has done has
been so mean and underhanded that I will
never forgive him, and he had better, keep
out of my way. -
"He is nearly ten years older than Ida,
and has evidently been influencing her all
this time, but if she comes to me and says
she has done wrong and is sorry, I will
gladly take her back; but as to Fergus, I
will heartily kick him out of the door. I
have a son just turned 21 who has simply
lost his head, and it will be hard lines for
Fergus if the two meet."
"Do you think they are married?"
"There is the trouble. She is only 18, and
looks younger, and no one in Pennsylvania
will dare marry them, and I really believe
the young fellow hasn't money enough to
take them out of the State, while she has
clothes and jewelry enough, she has no
money either. Then any clergyman could
see they are rnnning away, as they are so
unsuited to each other. I rather think they
have gone to Little Washington, as Fergus
has a father and nncle there. Wherever
they are I will find them, if possible.
"What a ridiculous thing it was," be
continued, almost smiling in spite of his
trouble. ' 'They hadn't the slightest excuse
for running away. I am not nearly so stern
as I look, but I was a soldier all through
the war, and somehow have never managed
to drop my stern ideas of discipline. How
ever, I never played the stern parent to the'
"I never locked her up, never threatened
her and never tried to keep them apart, for
really I had not the faintest idea they were
in love with each other. What a silly thing
it is then for her to fly from a kind home
when no restrictions .whatever had been
thrown abont them. - If he had come to me
like an honest man I would have told them
to wait until he conld earn enongh to sup
port her, but now I don't know what the re
sult will be.
"I really think the fellow imagines, after
we learn of the marriage, we will be recon
ciled to him, and that they will come home,
all will be forgiven and we will liye to
gether comfortable and happy in the same
house. He has made 'a big mistake. My
wife, in spite of her mother's love for her
girl, will not have Fergus in the house. My
son will simply thrash him if he meets him,
and, old and respeci'able as I am, I think I
will help him do it The man's character is
good enough, but he isn't able to support
even himself."
The above is Mr. Patterson's story, as
told'by himself, thoncrh he was in snch great
trouble, and so a'fiected by tbe probable fate
of his pretty young daughter, that it could
only be learned by sharp questioning until
the whole story was finally drawn ont He
was in the city last evening, closely watch
ing the outgoing trains, but in vain. The
officers were notified to be on the lookout,
and the authorities at Little Washington
were telegraphed to watch for the love-lorn
pair, but no answer had been received and
no news in regard to them had been learned
up until midnight. Mrs. Patterson is said
to be in a critical condition on account of
the grief caused by her daughter's be
havior. A Stranger, and Taken In.
John Cannon is a stranger, and a pe
culiarly unfortunate man. Last November
he had his leg broken in this city. One
month ago he was "held up"'for $26, and
Johnny Camp is -under $500 bail for the
charge. Yesterday afternoon Cannon was
on Old avenue, when Bill Buck, a big
colored man, tried to grab his watch. Can
non Tan ana Buck after him, but Officer
Miller stopped the race by capturing the
colored man.
Secendlndla Silk Bale Begins To-Day.
SI 25 Quality Shanghai printed Indias.
only 76c, better than any value we know of.
- gjXie& Ayenuo Stores.'. .
The Grand Lodge, A. O. U. W., Election
Abolition of German Lodges.
At the morning cession of tbe Grand Lodge
of the A. O. U. W. yesterday.the G. M..W.
announced that the following named officers
had been elected:
G. M. W., W. R. Ford; G. O.. Sheridan Gor
ton: J. M. McNalr, Grand Recorder; O. Kj
Gardner, Grand Receiver; Grand Guide, Alex.
Hildebrond: G. L G., James Warr; G. O. G., A.
G. Carroll; E. S. Matron, Grand Trustee; S. A.
Kline, C. M. Bousb, Joseph Smith. Representa
tives to the Supreme Lodge.
Dr. Brinton having died during the time
that the elections were being conducted, and
George Maloney having received the votes
polled, the question was raised as to whether,
under the law, a new election must not be
held, and the G. M.W. ruled the point well
taken, whereupon George Maloney was
nominated and unanimonsly elected.
At the afternoon session there was
adopted a resolution of respect on the death
of Supreme Receiver Joseph H. Linhard, of
MeadviUe, which occurred last Snnday.
The time' and place for the next meeting of
the Grand Lodge were fixed for Williams
port on the fourth Tuesday of February,
Grand Past Master Workman Joseph
Petrie installed the following named Grand
Lodge officers, who will serve during- the
ensuing year:
P. G. M. W Alfred Frank Curtis. Philadel
phia: G. M. W., William R. Ford, Pittsburg;
G. F George Maloney. Franklin; G. O., Sheri
dan Gordon, Smetbport: Gr. Recorder, J. M.
MclN air. Pittsburg; G. Receiver, O. K. Gar
dener, Pittsburg; G. Guide, Alex. Hildebrand,
Greenville: G. I. W., J. W. Orr, Martinsbnrg;
G. O. W., A. G. Carroll, Warren; Representa
tives to Supremo Lodge, Joseph C. Smitb,
Philadelphia: Silas A. Kline, Greensburg; C.
M.Boush, Meadrille: G. Trustee, 8.8. Morrow,
Pittsburg; G. M. E., Dr. J. C. Dunn, Pittsburg.
There has been a great deal of discussion
as to the action of the Supreme Lodge on
the question of doing away with German
lodges in the order. The Supreme Lodge
discourages the organization of lodges work
ing in foreign languages.
It is expected to finish the work of the
Grand Lodge and to adjourn finally to-day.
It Is In Tronblci at Harrlsbnrg, bnt Mast
Stand on Its Merits.
Controller Morrow was hastily'summoned
to Harrisburg by Representative Lafferty,
who asked him to go down with his amend
ments, and try to make a satisfactory bill
out of the famous new street bill.
Lafferty said considerable opposition was
made to the bill on account of its unconsti
tutionality, bnt Controller Morrow said that
was nonsense, as it had been approved by
the best lawyers at the Pittsburg bar, and
he had no amendments to offer, bnt would
let the bill stand on its merits.
E. M. Bigelow reiterates his objection to
a certain portion of tbe bill, as it will close
up half the streets in the East End if passed
and enforced. The general idea is the bill
will be killed.
They Are Organizing All Over the State to
Down Prohibition.
In the crowd going to Washington last
night was Mr. Straub, the brewer. He is
not'at all diseonraged with the outlook for
the liquor men. He said:
I would have the Prohibitionists understand
that we are not going into this fight with hands
down. We have been organizing, and propose
to do some effective work. It is our Intention
to look out for number one.
At present tbere are a number of people who
say they will vote for prohibition that on sec
ond thought would never think of doing it
We are counting on a big reaction, and it is
bound to come. It is said that if prohibition
comes, we will not be compensated; that there
are no existing laws that will allow it; well, I
guess it isn't hard to have such laws passed If
we want them; but there is no danger. We
are not afraid of the Prohibitionists.
The Yonng Voters of the Sixth Ward to
Form an Organization.
About 75 young voters of the Sixth ward
met last evening and formed and independ
ent club.
4 Another meeting will be held to-morrow
night at the office of Ott Brothers, on Boyd's
Hill, to complete the organization and elect
permanent officers. The club will be of a
political nature, and rooms in which the
members Will spend the evenings will be
fitted up, probably on Fifth avenue.
The Ex-Priest, Ex-Pastor Said to be a Vic
tim of Brain Fever.
At a meeting of the Messiah Baptist con
gregation last night a small clipping was
read from a Philadelphia paper, stating
that their pastor, Rev. F. R. Scully, was in
that city, sick with brain fever, bnt would
probably return to Pittsburg shortly.
To Itepnve Peno Avenue.
At a special meeting of Select Council,
the action of Common Council in fixing
Boquet and Forbes street as the starting
point for the Squirrel Hill Railroad, was
concurred in. The most important ordinance
passed was that providing for the repaving
of Penn avenue from Fifth avenne to the
city limits.
Dlarr Hornberger Disorderly.
Mary Hornberger, the Southside woman,
who claims to be hannted, was charged with
disorderly conduct yesterday before Alder
man Gripp by Peter Keitz, of South
Twelfth street. He says the woman is a
great annoyance to him.
A Very Aged Traveler.
An 88-year-old woman, who gave her
name as Mary Walters, called at the South
side Police station last night and asked for
a night's lodging. She said she came from
Reisville to find her daughter, who lives
somewhere in Allegheny.
They Prowled Around Tod Long.
The Southside police arrested three men
last night for suspiciously prowling aronnd
the stores along Carson street They gave
their names as Frank Ace, William Cham
bers and William Blessman.
Restaurateurs Protest.
The restaurants say that the proposed
cheap eating house of the Hang's Sons'
Society of St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
will hurt their business instead of the
saloon, and are protesting loudly;
Second India Silk Sale Begins To-Day.
$1 25 quality Shanghai printed Indias,
only 75 cents, better than any value we
know of. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Only a Few More.
We have about 90 more of, those fine
tailor-made men's suits at $6 00. They
come in stripes, plaids and broken checks
and would easily sell for $15. Six dollars
is our price for them to-day. Extra 1,000
pair of men's English worsted pants at $1 25,
worth $3 00. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond streets, opp. the
new Court Honse.
Secure Your Sleeping Car Accommodations
at Once
For the inauguration, via the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad, at ticket office, corner
Fifth avenne and Wood street
Second India Silk Sa1e,Beg!nsTo-Day.
SI 25 quality Shanghai printed Indias,
only 76c, oettn tfian any value we know of.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
Secure Tour Sleeping Car Accommodations
nt Once
For "the inauguration, via the Baltimore
and Ohio, Railroad; at ticket office, corner
'An Old Man from Nebraska With n. Gem
and Some Prescriptions.
v Yesterday afternoon' a tall man, with a
long, flowing beard, and dressed in heavy,
stoat clothes went Into the office of the De
partment of Charities and applied for trans
portation to Huntingdon, this State. He
said his name was Edward Gill and his age
74 years. He had been on a farm in Clay
county, Nebraska, since-the rebellion, and
worked it with his brother whom he left
there. Ha has a sister in Huntingdon, as
well as other friends and relatives there,
and wanted to get to that place to spend the
rest of his life. His money gave out, and
he had to apply on the road for assistance.
A ticket was given him as far as Johns
town. After he had received the ticket he ex
hibited a small, clear stone or pebble, which,
he stated, was a diamond in the rough. He
said he had found it in a cannon on his
brother's farm, and on taking it to a jeweler
in Chicago he told him it might be worth,
when cut, $10,000.
The jeweler told him, however, that, if
he-was offered $800 for it, he had better
take it.
The traveler next voluntarily gave the
employes of the office a prescription for
diphtheria. He said that he was in Cedar
county, Iowa, when a small town was vis
ited by an epidemic of that disease. The
doctors were completely baffled in their at
tempt to stop it, and he made known his
cure, which was simple and within the
reach oTall. His formula was atablespoon
ful of gun powder, and copperas f about the
size of a pea) in a pint and a half of luke
warm water; let it dissolve, and use as a
gargle. He said his prescription had been
freely used, and he cured the entire town.
He followed this up with a remedy for
rheumatism, which was a half gill of cider
vinegar in hot water, as hot as it could be
sipped, and he guaranteed it to cure the
most pronounced case, as he spoke from ex
perience. The old man l was full of queer
things, and entertained his auditors for half
an hour.
A Baby Found Yesterday.
Hughey Fargen, the Soho ferryman yes
terday fonnd a baby in a box at ihe foot of
South Twenty-second street, and is anxious
to find out whose baby it is.
Second India Silk Sale Begins To-Day.
$1 25 quality Shanghai printed Indias,
only 75 cents, better than any value we
know of. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
1 Penn Avenue Stores.
Only a Few More.
We have about 00 more of those fine
tailor-made men's suits at . $6 00. They
come in stripes, plaids and broken checks
and would easily sell for $15. Six dollars
is our price for them to-day. Extra 1,000
pair of men's English worsted pants at SI 25,
worth S3 00. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond streets, opp. the
new Court House.
Second India Silk Sale Begins To-Day.
SI 25 quality Shanghai printed Indias,
only 75 cents, better than any value we
know of. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Finest In the Marker.
Have you tried Mrs. Harrison's Inaugura
tion cookies? If not, ask your grocer for
them. They are delicious.
tts S. S. Marvin & Co.
New The
Scotch, Iiace or Open Work
In delicate pinks and blues; 'also, the plaid
open work .designs every novelty in
ginghams is to be seen here.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Wall Paper.
line hand printed goods in the
John S. Roberts,
414 Wood st
Onr Second Special Sale of India Silks,
A bargain lot again real Shanghai printed
India silks, 27 and 28 inches wide, 75 cents
a yard be sure to come at once these
wonld be cheap at $1 25.
Jos. Hobnb& Co.'s
.Penn avenne Stores.
Bay Yonr Boys Shirt Waists
Now, while stock is large. Opening new
styles this week at Home & Ward's, 41"
Fifth ave. " tt
Second India Silk Sale Begins To-Day.
SI 25 quality Shanghai printed Indias,
only 75 cents, better than any value we
know or. Jos. hobne & co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Mothers give Angostura Bitters to their
children to stop colic and looseness of the
Onr Way of Advertising Onr Silk Depart
ment. Every one who gets one of these India
silks at 75 cents will know she never got
such a bargain before.
Jos. Hobne & Co. '3
Penn Avenue Stores.
Litee complaint enred free at 1102 Car
son st-, Southside.
Once More Special India Silk Sale.
$1 25, 27-inch printed. India silks only
75 cents a yard. Customers who were not
in time for the first lot can now get one of
these, if they come quick.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
French and Scotch Ginghams, Ander
son's Plaids, advanced styles in French
Satines, advanced designs in India
Silks,complete lines of Foreign and Do
mestic Wash Fapncs ready for spring
Shipments on sale at low prices for
first-class goods. Special prices on 21
and 45-inch Flonncings.
Spring Invoices of
That needs no commendation to any
buyer who has used it, coming from
makers who aim at perfection, yet meet
the market in price.
The following departments In daily
receipt of new and desirable effects:
Second floor for Cloaks, Suits and
Shawls, Children and Misses' Suits.
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' GOING IN DE0TBS.I -.-fii
The Large Throngs Are ComfflenelegTsiT
Move on Washington. '
The trend of travel these days is toward
Washington, It is surprising howawoy
people are going there already. The
through trains on the Baltimore and "Ohio
and the Pennsylvania roads are crowded
with people from the West en route to sea
Ben inaugurated.
On both roads extra cars. are added to the
daily trains. On the Pennsylvania read
yesterday there were two sections of the
early express, four sections of the. day ex
press, two sections of the eastern, and last
night the fast line east was loaded down
with Pittsburgers for Baltimore, where they
have secured quarters daring the inaugur
ation. The Cowboy CInb, 100 members", of Den
ver, is expected to reach Pittsburg on
Friday. A number of Western clubs are on
theway, and for the next few days tha
Union depot wiU be crowded with the gay
and lively out for a holiday.
By your permission, Poet Bill, 'JWhat
fools these mortals be" is not too hoary to
be quoted on snch occasions. -" :
The Restaurant Man Flaed Crlmlnnl Knlta
Against Margarine Men. "
Shilling, the restaraateurot 536 Smitbfield "'
street, was yesterday given a hearing before -Alderman
Carlisle, charged by Captain
Wishart with selling: cigars on Sunday.
Shilling said he only gave a toby to every
man who bought a 25-cent meal, bnt he was
fined $25 and costs.
Warrants were sworn -out yesterday
against Joseph Hastings, C.F.Marshall,
James Brady and L. K. Vail, who will be
prosecuted In criminal suits for selling oleo
margarine. They have already paid fines
in a civil action.
Running on Half Time.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co.'s Thirty-third
street mill and the Carbon Iron Company
men are working on half time from lack of
orders. It is thought, though, that busi
ness will pick up when the new administra
tion gets in working trim. '
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Ulsters, Raglans and Jackets Black
Jackets in Stockinette and Diagonal.
Cloths, $5 to ICO. These are well made
and fit beautifully;
New Dress Goods more of theaj,
each day. Over 600 pieces of new all-.
wool French Cashmeres, 50c, 65c to "I,
si 25, choice new shades. New fancy J
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comoination styles mpiaids and stripes, A
New plain Suiting Cloths, n&-
40c and 50c; 50 Inches wide, extra qual
ity, at 75c
Foreign Dress Goods Our own ha
portatlons now coming in Too to S3 a
yard; certainly tho largest stock to be
seen; colorings alt of tbe newest, and a i,i.
fcuntifnl line. of Black and White ..fyi
Large stock of Black Wool Drea
Goods, In plain and fancy weaves. r
Visit the enormous stock of Gins-".
hams and Satines. 10c to 60c a yard, i
Every newest and best style and maxaj
is shown here.
Special Kid Glove Bargains jtetsl
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