Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 17, 1889, Image 1

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TCIeverly Turned by the Sly
"Schemers of the Stand
ard Monopoly.
Gradually Bought Up at
Bidiculous Prices, and
its Product
A Story of High-Handed Double
Dealing and Hypocrisy With
out a Parallel.
The Moment the Octopus Wants to Pit
it Against the Pennsylvania
Product and
Eoir the Ohio and Pennsylvania Fields Will
be Joined Orders for Many Miles of
Pipe Reservoir for millions of Barrels
of Oil Under War The Largest He
nneries In the World to be Bnllt A Re
markablo Statement From a Source
That, It Is Claimed, Is Reliable.
The odor so mysteriously discovered to
bang over Lima oil two years ago, is now
said to hare almost as strangely and sud
denly disappeared. The reason for this
modem magician's work is told in a Chi
cago special to The Dispatch. The Stand
ard Oil Company, having obtained nearly
all of the Ohio oil territory at ruinously low,
loud-smelling prices, is now preparing to
pipeOhio oil everywhere in competition with
the more expensivcand desirable Pennsyl
vania product. In some strange manner it
has discovered a way in which to perfectly
refine Ohio oil. Four hundred miles of
eight-inch pipe have been ordered, it is said,
and the Ohio and Pennsylvania fields are to
be connected. The largest refineries in the
world at Lima and Chicago, are to com
plete the greatest scheme of all 'the great
schemes of this gigantic monopoly.
-Chicago, April 16 "When oil was ac
cidentally discovered while drilling for gas
in the broad level fields of Ohio three yeqrs
ago, it was confidently believed that the
problem of supplying the constantlv and
rapidly increasing demand for petroleum
products at low prices bad been solved. The
production of the Pennsylvania fields had
ihen fallen to a point far short of the con
sumption, and the discovery of the new
fields changed the outlook from one of ap
proaching famine to one of abundance for
years to come.
Visions of Solomon's Ulcbes for All.
An army of producers.many oi them from
the withering fields of Pennsylvania, pro
ceeded forthwith to the new fields of Ohio.
"Wells without number were drilled, the oil
was easily reached, and the quantity pro
duced was phenomenal. The market value
of the product was 60 cents per barrel, and
producers and land owners all saw visions
of the riches of Solomon almost with grasp.
Suddenly there came, without warning,
like thnnder ont of a clear sky, an official
announcement from the mysterious realms
of the Standard Oil Company that the Ohio
oil was not refinable. Indeed, it had been
suddenly discovered to be of a very inferior
grade. It would give only a very poor light,
at best, and was said to possess
An Insurmountable Obstacle
n the form of an odor so repugnant that it
would be absurd to ask the public to use it
It was also found deficient in many of the
elements necessary to a good lubricant, and
was, in fact, unfit for either domestic or me
chanical purposes, and, in short, useless ex
cept for lueh
Of course, the announcement was most
vigorously denied by the producers, and the
public press championed their cause, but to
so purpose. The edict had gone ont, and even
fact had to give way, so tenaciously was the
"lie stuck to." The Standard Oil furnished
substantial evidence to back up its claims
by rapidly reducing the price of Lima oil
from 60 to 15 cents per barrel, which price
barely covers the cost of getting it out of
the ground after the well is completed.
This price still prevails, and has prevailed
for nearly two years.
Everybody Too Peep to Get Ont.
The effect of this sudden move of the
monopoly can be easily imagined. 'Every
body interested became discouraged, and
with hopes blasted, sought to sell mif, but
buyers were nowhere to be found, there
being no profit in the business at 15 cents
per barrel. Many succumbed to the min
ions of the law, being unable to meet the
obligations made on the basis of the 60
cent oil and the merits of the case, and
wandered away, poverty stricken. Many of
tlitm are jid to have returned to the. Penn
sylvania fields, with hopes of recovering
their lost fortunes there, and it is a matter
of regret that this piece of news must
necessarily make known (o them the fact
that they were not only deliberately euch
red out of cood property in the Ohio fields,
but are again at the mercy of the great
corporation, and pot unlikely to be evicted
from present possessions, for the Ohio oil
is to be
Krficril on nu Enormous Scale,
and the Ohio and Pennsylvania fields are now
beiug united by a pipe line, and the Stand
srd.Oil Company has" bought at a great sac
rifice to them, and now owns nearly all
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of their old possessions in the Ohio fields,
and is to-day refining Ohio oil so success
fully that it is being marketed everywhere
without even exciting a suspicion of a
change in the source of supply. All of the
bad odor and dimness of two years ago bas
disappeared as mysteriously as it came, and
the transparent, brilliant, odorless oil of
the Pennsylvania fields is duplicated from
the Ohio product in the fuel oil tanks of the
Standard Company at Lima.
There probably was never a more high
handed or more successful scheme worked
at public expense under the cover of strat
egy. The Standard Company not only se
cured at 15 cents millions of oil which will
be soon found to be worth very much more,
now that the monopoly owns it, but by con
tinuous discouragement succeeded in buy
ing this oil land for barely what it is worth
for agricultural purposes.
Where Ibe Squcrzo Came In.
The scheme was worked so successfully
that everybody wanted to sell out and leave
the country, and when real estate was suf
ficiently depressed, the Standard conde
scended to buy, and it has to-day acquired
about 13,000 acres of Ohio oil land by ac
tual purchase, at an expense of abont $100
per acre, or $1,300,000. This includes prac
tically the whole of the Cygnet and .North
Baltimore fields, in "Wood county, amount
ing to 3,000 acres, and 10.000 acres in the
heart of the as-yet-wholly-undefined Lima
field, in Allen county.
The Standard has acquired most of this
territory within the past three months. The
manner of working thescheme is interest
ing. First, the oil was said to be worthless
except for fuel, and as there was no demand
for it for that purpose, the Standard did not
care for the oil at any price, but conde
scended to take it and the chances of cre
ating a fuel market for it at a net cost to
them of 15 cents per barrel.
AH the Ohio Oil Needed at Present.
The field being very productive they have
accumulated, and now have in tanks nearly
15,000,000 barrels of this oil, -or an amount
equal to the whole supply in the Pennsyl
vania field, in accordance to the National
Transit Company's report, which shows
about 15,000,000 barrels in that field, ex
clusive of sediment. "While accumulating
this oil they have been gathering in the
land which produced it, and are to-day
owners of territory which, when actively
worked, will produce about all the oil that
the Standard requires.
The fact that the Lima field is as yet un
defined is due to the 15 cent oil, which
stopped the drills, and now that the truth is
known these operations will probably begin
at once, and, as in the case of the Pennsyl
vania field, be carried on to the uttermpst
parts of the oil earth, where only sand and
gas are found. The present product, at 15
cents per barrel, averages 27,0it barrels
daily, according to the Standard report for
March. .
At Work Silently for Two Tears.
The Standard for three months has had,
and still has men in the Lima field, buying
all the developed territory they can get at
farm prices, and is now about to consum
mate the deal which has been progressing
since the announcement that Lima oil is
worthies, two years ago, building the
largest refinery in the world at Xima, and
by connecting the Ohio fields with the Penn
sylvania tankage by a pipeline from Cyg
net, a new oil town in "Wood county, Ohio,
to Beaver, Pa., where it will connect with
all existing pipe lines leading to their
several refineries throughout the Fast.
The right of way has been secured and the
pipe bonght, and the pumping station at
Cygnet is now well under way. This line
will be of eight-inch pipe, and will have a
daily capacity of about 30,000 barrels.
An Absurd Claim on Its Face.
It has been announced by the Standard
that this line is to supply Cleveland with
fuel oil, but the absurdity of the claim will
be apparent when the fact that there is prac
tically no demand in Cleveland for fuel oil
is taken into consideration, together with
the capacity of the line. As a matter
of fact, Beaver, Pa., and not Cleveland, is
the objective point, and the course of the
line will be through Bellevue, Norwalk,
Grafton and across the Cuyahoga river,
about midway between Cleveland and
Akron, thence to Mantua, on the New York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio Railway, where the
existing pipe line from the Pennsylvania
fields to Cleveland is reached. From this
point to Beaver the line follows the right of
way of the existing pipe line.
All the Orders for Pipe Placed.
Standard has, within the past month,
placed orders with the National Tube
Works and a number of the leading Pitts
burg mills for the pipe of this line. About
400 miles of pipe have been ordered, and the
distance from Cygnet to Cleveland is
about 100 miles. The contracis call for
delivery of this pipe within three months,
at points to be designated later.
"What effect the building of this line will
have on the Pennsylvania field remains to
be seen, and conclusions must be drawn
from the fact that the Standard now owns
its own territory in Ohio, with production
nearly equal to that of the Pennsylvania
field, together with 15,000,000 barrels of oil
in Ohio tanks.
It must also be remembered that it costs
the Standard only 15 cents per barrel to get
the Ohio oil out of the ground.
A Great Big Club In Its Hands.
. The octopus is now able to turn around
and use the Ohio field as a club with which
to make producers surrender their homes in
The scheme does not end with the build
ing of the pipe line to th'e Pennsylvania
It also includes the building of a large
refinery at Chicago, and the doubling up of
the capacity of the Lima refinery, which
will then, it is said, be the largest in the
world. It also includes the building of a
reservoir 14 feet deep covering 22 acres, at
Lima. "Work on this reservoir is now well
under way.
There will also be built at Lima, the cen
ter of the Ohio field, an extensive paraffine
works, boiler works, machine works, etc.,
and the Cygnet and Lima fields will be
united by pipe line.
lie Is Charged With fetenllng Jewelry From
an Actress.
William Sheridin was arrested at 1
o'clock this morning by Special, Officers
Mulvehill aud Denniston on the charge of
having robbed one of the members of Lydia
Thompson's troupe. The robbery occurred
on last Sunday on the Washington express
on the B. & O. It. P.., one of the lady mem
bers of the troupe being relieved of $20 in
money and a ring valued at $30.
Sheridan is also wanted on a charge of
appropriating funds belonging to the Union
News Company, by whom he was era
ployed for a time. He ii also accused of
holding up a man in Cumberland, and try
ing to rob him of a gold watch and ehain.
Electric Light, Telegraph and Telephone
Poles and Wires Cat Down Narrow
Escape From Death of tbo
New Yobk, April 1G. Chips have been
flying in the streets of the city to-day. The
poles and wires are falling at last. After
more than two years' bickering between the
authorities and the telegraph, telephone
and electric light companies, the removal of
the overhead wires and poles in the sub
way district was begun to-day. The com
panies fought for delay to the bitter end.
The Western Union Telegraph Company,
acting like a drowning person catching at a
straw, didn't surrender until it had ap
pealed to the United States Courts to pre
vent Mayor Grant from issuing the order
taking down the wires and poles.
Judge Wallace's order dissolving the in
junction, the Mayor left the companies no
grouna to- siana upon, xne poie on me
southeast corner of University place and
Fourteenth street was the scene of the first
attack. The foreman had his spikes on, and
in a few minutes, with nippers in hand, he
quickly climbed the pole, while a gaping
crowd gathered around Commissioner Gib
bens, who was on hand, and wondered what
was going to happen. The nippers were put
in use, and a moment later a wire dropped.
This was followed by others until 12 wires
had been rendered useless. The work of
clearing the pole was accomplished in six
When the cutters began work it was
found that, notwithstanding the notices
given the different companies affected by
the move of the Board of Electrical Control
to cut off the electric current, the Brush
Company had left 'five circuits in full work
ing order. The linemen, however, were
fully prepared for this difficulty and wore
rubber gloves. As the nippers went through
the wires there was a flash that made- the
crowd below step aside in lively fashion,
and which proved that the powerful cur
rents for arc lighting were turned full on
the wires. Commissioner Gibbens, who
stood on the street below watching the work,
became indignant
"Why, they want to kill our men. This
is outrageous," he exclaimed. "It is a for
tunate thing that the inspectors have their
rubber gloves, as otherwise the currents in
the wires thev cut would have instantly
killed them."
Madison and Union squares, usually alter
nightfall the brightest and gayest localities
in the city, 'were to-night in gloom. With
in the squares there was no flicker of light,
and the tramps upon the park benches were
less frequently disturbed in slumber; young
people filled the settees, and there were ex
cursions from distant parts of tho city by
citizens curious to behold the results of the
first day's work of axes among the wire
Pleas for Clemency Being UTade for n Num
ber of AMcgbcnians.
Habbisbubg, April 16. Thtr applica
tion of George Clark, of Greene county, for
the commutation of his death sentence to
imprisonment for life, was not argued to
day before the Board of Pardons, because
his counsel pleaded for more time for the
preparation of his case.
Counsel for Robert M. Geary, of Alleghe
ny county, whO'Was sentenced to the peni
tentiary for 20 years, found on file a letter
from Congressman Dalzell, protesting
against the pardon of the prisoner, "because
he considered him one of the most danger
ous of criminals. B. H. Johnston, of Pitts
burp,"whomade the principal argument for
Geary, ascribed Congressman DalzeH's
course to a misconception of the case. Rep
resentative Stewart, of Allegheny, sur
prised the counsel for the prisoner by pro
ducing affidavits from three of the men who
had been robbed by Geary and his accom
plices, showing his connection with the'
crimes. Counsel for the applicant asked
that no action be taken until they had had
an opportunity to cross-examine the men
who had made these statements.
The mother of John Wilson, of Allegheny
county, sentenced to three years in the peni
tentiary, represented her son before the
W. H. Young, of Greensburg, to-night ar
gued the case of Absalom M. Bowser, con
victed of the killing of Obediah Haymaker.
la addition to the papers referred to in The
Dispatch last week as .having been filed
with the board, letters of Mayor McCallin
and Chris Magee were submitted asking for
the pardon of the prisoner. William D.
Moore, who represented Congressman Welty
McCullough, opposed the application.
B. H. Johnston and W. D. Moore ap
peared for Edward Slattery. Mrs. Slattery
was among those in attendance.
Bat Fell In a Faint When His Trlnt Began,
New Yobk, April 16. A young woman
who said she was Miss Delia Bobbins, of
387 Fifth avenue, Brooklyn, summoned a
policeman a few nights ago while returning
to hefhome, and caused the arrest of George
Baldrick, whom she accused of following and
annoying her. Baldrick was arraigned to
day before Justice Walsh, but the examina
tion had to be adjourned, as Miss Bobbins
fell back in a faint in the arms of her mother
the instant the prisoner emerged from the
prison pen, and she had to be taken home.
Baldrick says Miss Bobbins is his wife,
and that they were married four years ago.
His story is that his lather, who
now lives in Pittsburg, was for
14 years a hat manufacturer in
South Brooklyn. He graduated from an
Eastern college eight months ago. They
separated seven months ago. He had lost
the means of supporting her properly, and
he agreed not to be any trouble to nT,
A few days alter the alleged annoyance
he received a note from her requesting him
to meet her on the corner of a street near
her bouse. He kept the appointment, but
as he approached, her on the corner she
pointed him out to a detective, who arrested
him. He says he could get ball if he wanted
to, but does not want to expose his present
predicament to his friends. He is about 25
years old. '
One Point at Which the Pennsylvania Com
pany Wns. Interested in Appropriations.
HABBISBUBG, April 16. The Appropri
ations Committee adjourned after 12:30 A.
M., after spending most of the night in the
general appropriation bill. They will re
port it in the morning. It will appropriate
about $6,000,000. The appropriation for the
Philadelphia harbor improvement wilh be
reported favorably, with the rider providing
for a free belt railway stricken out.
This action was in the interest of the
Pennsylvania Ballroad, and was cham
pioned by Mr. Fow and opposed by Mr.
Wherry. The appropriation for the publie
schools is made $1,500,000 a year. An effort
will be made for the House to make it
$2,000,000. '
Knocked Down and Robbed.
Beaveb Falls. April 16. At n late
hour last night a man named Robert Aiken
was found wandering about, bleeding Irouj
several wounds. He had been knocked
senseless, and robbed of .$10 by an unknown
party, He may die.
Tories Astounded and the Allies of
Gladstone Delighted by a
It Was So Unexpected as to Amount to a
Political Revolution.
By the French Police and a large Kumber, ofDocn
nents Confiscated,
Yesterday the Tories were exulting in the
fact that they had managed to hold their
own in Central Birmingham. Now they
are mourning an unexpected defeat in
Eochester. A hitherto 'solid Tory borough
has been captured for Gladstone and home
rule. Boulanger's late residence in Paris
has been searched by the police. An
American has been acquitted of a charge
of murder in London on the ground of self
London, April 16. Copyright. Your
correspondent had occasion to call at the
Tory Carlton and St Stephen's Clubs late
last night, and found the members in a
state of frenzied delight at their glorious
victory in Central Birmingham.
Visiting the lobby of the Honse of Com
mons half an hour later several staid Tories
were found at the refreshment bar, also cele
brating festively the election of young Al
bert Bright. A gentle remonstrance to the
effect that they must be indeed thankful for
small mercies, seeing that they were so
wildly hilarious at simply retaining a
Unionist seat instead of losing it, was
howled down.
This rooming the Tory and Unionist
newspapers joyfully shrieked that the wicked
home rule had failed to storm their citadel,and
the great British Empire had in consequence
escaped a deadly peril. To-night the House
of Commons, having adjourned at 7 o'clock
for the Easter holidays, your correspondent
was deprived of the pleasure of studying at
the refreshment bar the devotees engaged in
explaining away the real, live Liberal vic
tory at Eochester, where the Tory strong
hold in the most Tory county in England
had been .gallantly stormed and captured.
A sepulchral gloom pervaded the Carlton
and St. Stephen's Clubs, and the nerves of
some of the delicately built members were so
strained that they requested the police to
move on the newsboys, who, about 11
o'clock, invaded the aristocratic precincts of
Pall Mall, yelling special editions of the
newspapers containing the result of the
Eochester election.
At the National Liberal Club over 100.
members of Parliament were in the smoking
room when the result was announced, and
the triumphant cheers with which the vic
tory was hailed were distinctly heard in
Scotland Yard, near by, and caused a tem
porary fear that the Socialists were march
ing on Trafalgar square to assert the right of
public meeting in defiance of the police pro
The victory.a3)3iei8ter-is' the m6re Re
markable because the Tory candidate had a
long start in the important work of canvass
ing, because all the weapons of secret bribery
and almost open intimidation were un
scrupulously used to prevent-Liberal work
ingmen from recording their votes, and be
cause the, county oi Kent has hitherto been
solidly Tory-Unionist
To-day Mr. Hugess, the Gladstonian can
didate, polled 1,655 votes, against 1,580 votes
for Mr. Davies, the Liberal-Unionist can
didate. In the election in 1885 Colonel
Hughes Hallett, who was the nominee of the
Conservatives, received 1,602 votes, against
1,353 votes polled by Mr. F. F. Belsey, the
candidate of the Home Rulers.
He Shot and Killed a Mnn Who Attempted
to Rob Him.
London, April 16. A'verdict was given
to-day in the case of Luke Emerson, of
Bowling Green, Mo., who was charged with
the murder of a man named Bobinson on
Oxford street, in February last. Emerson
was acquitted, and was discharged from
custody. Emerson, who is a horse dealer,
came to England last winter to buy horses.
He displayed a considerable sum of money
in a public house here one night and upon
leaving the place was, he claims, set upon
by two men, who attempted to rob him.
He thereupon drew a revolver and fired
two shots, killing Bobinson, who was one
of his assailants, and wounding the other.
Emerson's plea was that he had simply acted
jn self defense.
The Government Using Evpry Effort to Con
vict the Ilravo General.
Pabis, April 16. The police have
searched the residences of General Boulan
ger, Count Dillon and M. Bochefort, and
have seized a number of papers. The
Government lias ordered the prefects of the
various departments to promote fetes simi
lar to those which will be celebrated in
Marseilles on May 5, the anniversary of the
meeting of the States General iu 1879.
The prefects have'been instructed not to
allow public meetings likely to create dis
order. The order to the prelects states that
they represent thecentral power. Political
action is centered in their hands, and other
officials should second them.
Might Have Been Hit by the Denmark.!
London", April 16. The British ship
Yandalia, Captain Coonan, from Perth
Amboy, February 8, for London, before re
ported stranded at Brighton, England, after
having been in collision with an unknown
steamer,' has been go$ off and towed to
Shoreham, where she will effect temporary
Another Decision Against Dion Bouctcnntt.
London, April 16. The appeal of Dion
Boucicault from the order of the divorce
court to enforce the payment of the alimony
granted to Agnes Bobertson Boucicault in
1888, has been dismissed and the court has
ordered that the arrears of alimony be
The Times Called to Account.
London, April 16, Mr. Parnell has in
stituted a suit against the London Timet
for libel, claiming 100,000 damages.
The Western Union Wins Again.
Philadelphia, April 16. The suit of
Frank J. Primrose to recover heavy dam
ages from the Western Union Telegraph
Company, arising from ah excessive pur
chase of wool in June, 1887, owing to a mis
take made by a receiving operator in a
cipher message unrepcated. ended in favor
ot the defendant in the United States Court
.General Newberry's Successor.
Washington, April 16. James A.
Sexton has teen appointed postmaster at
Chicago. '
The Oklahoma Boomers Have Parted With
Alt Their Other Possessions Forced to
Beg and feteal Lively Times
in the Fature.
fPUBCELL, GniCKJ.SA.Vr Nation.LT.,
April 16. The condition of many of the
Oklahoma, settlers this side of the Canadian
river is desperate. Hundreds are practi
cally without shelter or money to buy food,
and eei day men, women and children
can be found begging in the streets. They
have sold or pawned their camp outfits, and
though they are practically helpless they
still clirig tenaciously to the idea of-preempting
homesteads in Oklahoma. j
All they have left is their weapons. They
have held on to these through all their ad
versities, and now rather than part with
them they will beg and steal. They believe
that a six-shooter will improve more Okla
homa soil than a plow for a month or two to
come. A large majority of the men down
here belong to the original Payne boomers.
They have been into Oklahoma time and
again. They are acquainted with every
foot of the soil between the Canadian and
the Cherokee strip, and nine out of ten of
them have not only located their claims but
havej oled and staged them off.
They believe ndw that these claims be
long to them and when the time comes they
will fight for them. Marshal Jones, of
Southern Kansas, who has been here sev
eral times, savs he will have a bigger force
of deputies this side of Oklahoma City than
in any other part of the Territory.
And Then Took a Dose Herself and Died In
Great Agony.
Chicago, April -16. Mrs. Carolina
Bruckner, who lived with her husband and
daughter at 233 Cleveland avenue this city,
was found dead this morning in a partially
finished and unoccupied building in Harlem,
a suburb about nine miles west of this city.
By her side upon the flqor was her 11-year-old
daughter, Alma, who was in an almost
dying condition. The child, though suffer
ing excruciatinz tortures, told the following
Yesterday morning she and her .mother rode
west on a Lake street car to the end of the
track. They walked in a little strip of woods,
her mother took from her pocket a bottle of
"rough on rats," gave the child some and took
some herself. Then thoy wandered about In
great agony and finally went into the house
down where they were found. The mother
died in great agony, as was shown by the dis
torted features and the linger nails pressed
deep Into the palms of the hands. A physician
who was called said that the child could not re
cover. Charles Bruckner, the husband, says that
he had a dispute with his wife as to the dis
position to be made of the.child, who was
very wild. He wanted to send her to a re
formatory institution, to which she strenu
ously objected. He thinks this may have
been the cause of the fatal deed.
Inspector Byruos Replies to nu Attack From
a tievr York Legislator.
New Yobk, April 16. Inspector Byrnes
said to-day that Assemblyman "Dry-Dollar"
Sullivan's statement at Albany, that
the police had pulled two ' ot his three
saloons in this city on Sunday last because
he had objected to a bill Inspector Byrnes
wanted passed, was totally untrue. He did
not even know of the arrests .until he read
'of thliftvMiteiorlng pApvtvt'S.inX
partment had nothing to do with excise ar
rests. Then the head of the detective force
delivered himself as follows concerning Mr.
Sullivan, of the Assembly Committee on
Military Affairs and Sub-Committee of the
Timothy D. Sullivan, better known as "Dry
Dollar" Sullivan, associates In New York with
thieves and disreputable citizens. Peter Barry,
one of the leaders of the famous Whyogang,
was one of his boon companions. Barrv is now
serving seven years In State prison. Tommy
McAveney, general thief, is another chum of
Sullivan's. Some time ago, when Tommy
Nicholls and John Clark were arrested for bur
glary, Sullivan tried his hardest to get Cot
trelf, one of my detectives, to make it light for
A Railroad Company Captures the Plincpal
Street of a Buckeye Town.
Zanesville, April 16. The little town
of Dresden, 16 miles north of this city, is
the scene of a great deal of excitement to
day. Three hundred and eighty men in the
employ of the Coshocton and Southern Bail
way Company, began about 3 o'clock this
morning to lay a track through one of the
principal streets of the town. They seemed
to be under the command of no one, but
were worked with such effect that the track,
three-quarters of a mile in length, was fin
ished by 7 o'clock.
It had been the intention of the con
tractors to lay the track Saturdav ni:ht,
but some of the citizens of Dresden got wind
of the affair and nine injunctions were
served. The matter was then transferred to
the Cleveland and Canton, and men were
assembled from the entire length of the
road, some of them being taken from Cleve
Mrs. Zach Chandler and Mrs. Hearst Pur
chase Elegant Residences.
Washington, April 16. Mrs. Letitia
0. Chandler, widow of the late Senator
Zach Chandler, has bought for about $64,000
from John F. Cook, a colored man, formerly
Collector of Taxes here, the ground corner
of Sixteenth and K streets, northwest. Th
lot is on the corner of two of the most fash
ionable streets of the city, and the price
paid was about $550 per foot.
A deed was placed on record to-day trans
ferring the residence of ex-Secretary Fair
rhild to Mrs. Hearst, wife of the California
Senator, for $56,000.
Shot on Small Provocation.
Wilkesbaebe, April 16. Thomas Gal
lagher, aged 17 years, was fatally shot by
E. P. Wilkinson to-night Wilkinson was
walking along the street, when Gallagher
twitted him. Without speaking Wilkinson
pulled out a revolver and fired a bullet
through, Gallagher's neck.
The McCausIand Murder Conspiracy.
WaynesbubO, April 16. The Com
monwealth opened the McCausIand trial by
alleging that they were going to prove the
defendant, James Nefij at the bottom of the
conspiracy which resulted in the murder.
Neil Gray was the chief witness called to
day. Didn't Know It Was Loaded.
Dayton. O., April 16. Joseph Heath,
aged 18, playfully picked up a revolver,and
not knowing that it was loaded, pointed it
at his cousin, Miss Dora Webster, aged 16.
He pulled the trigger, a loud report fol
lowed, the bullet crashed into the girl's
brain, and she died within ten minutes.
The Insurance Trouble Not Ended.
Chicago, April 16. The employes of
the Baltimore and Ohio have issued a mani
festo stating their position on the insurance
trouble. They remain firm in their de
mands, and it Is evident the trouble is by no
means ended.
Tendered to the New Administration
by the Chinese Hinister.
General Franz Sigel Resigns His Kew York
Pension Agencji
Governor Bobinson Destroys the Hate-Up ot the Indian
The new administration was last evening
tendered an elegant dinner by the Chinese
Minister. It was an occidental affair and
thoroughly enjoyable. Poor General Sigel,
unable to remain in public life with his
load of family trouble, has resigned his
Pension Agency. Governor Bobinson, of
Massachusetts, has necessitated a shift in
the Indian Commission by resigning as a
member of it
Washington, April 16. The dinner
given by the Chinese Minister to-night was
in the nature of a compliment to the new
administration, and only Bepublican mem
bers of the Supreme Court) and the Senate
were invited. The Chinese Minister gave
his arm to Secretary Blaine, and escorted
the idol of the anti-Chinese agitators to his
seat at the table, which was directly op
posite that of the Minister, each sitting in
the center of one of the long' sides of the
The Chinese Minister sat between Justices
Miller and Blatchford, and Secretary Blaine
sat between Justices Bradley- and Harlan.
The dinner was thoroughly occidental, so
much so that the two Mohammedans pres
ent, representing Turkey and Persia, did
full justice to the wine course, and the
Turkish Minister departed so widely from
his natural usage as to appear without nis
The Persian Minister enjoyed himself im
mensely, and afforded much entertainment
to the rest of the company. Most of the
scintillations of the evening came from him.
Observing that the two guests neglected
their snipe in order to carrion their conver
sation, and that a servant was waiting to
take plates away,- he said, facetiously:
"You not eat bird, bird fly awav." He in
sisted on talking English, although he
knows French perfectly and hisneighbors
understood French. Be said, in explaining
his lingual preference: "I am American.
I have beautiful girl, very beantiful girl;
she teach me English long time. I speak
English very good."
In addition to this he explained that he
understood English, and had been in
England. He was asked how long he was
there -and said eight hours. "Plenty." he
added; "too much." At the close of the
dinner he said to an American guest who
had been laughing and talking all the way
through dinner, "You not American.
American have long face, sit up straight,
say nothing, like them," pointing to a
group of Senators and Cabinet officers who
had eaten their way steadily through their
menu withont lookinir ia thaf ri K wA
I eft, : exflbanBfng a word wMtfiwyhwiV,''
some cases oecause Tneir neignoors spoKe no
After dinner in the smoking Toom the
Ministers from China, Japan and Corea,
who cannot understand each other's spoken
language, carried on a three-cornered con
versation with pens and paper, for their
written language is identical.
Governor Robinson Refuses to Serve on the
Indian Commission.
Washington, April 16. Governor Bob
inson, of Massachusetts, one of the Commis
sioners to negotiate with the Cherokee In
dians for the cession of their lands in the
Indian Territory to the United States,
called on the President to-day and informed
him that He could not possibly serve on the
commission. The President accepted Gov
ernor Bobinson's declination with regret
The departure of the commission to the
Cherokee country will be delayed by this
declination, but steps have been taken to
fill the vacancy at once, so as to cause as lit
tle delay as possible.
The place has been tendered by telegraph
to another gentleman, and his reply is ex
pected to-morrow. Secretary Noble said
this evening that he thought it wonld be
better not to divulge this gentleman's name
until it was known that he would accept the
Ho Longed to Retire From Office and Em
braces the First Opportunity.
Washington, April 16. The resigna
tion of General Franz Sigel as Pension
Agent at New York City was received by
Commissioner Tanner to-day. For some
time past the Commissioner has had several
examiners, detailed from here, investigat
ing the affairs of the New York agency. On
Saturday last Commissioner Tanner wa's at
Jiis home in Brooklyn, where General Sigel
cauea upon mm. -ine voinmissioner naa
received the report of the special examin
ers, and General Sigel called to a&fc him
whether there was anything in the special
report that in any way reflected upou his
integrity. Commissioner Tanner informed
him tha't there was absolutely nothing re
flecting upon his integrity.
General Sigel then informed the Commis
sioner that he was desirous of retiring from
office, and would at once forward his resig
Tho President Asked to Amend Certain Pro
visions of Civil Service Rules.
Washington, April 16. Bepresenta
tives Houk and Alfred Taylor, of Tennessee,
asked the President to-dar to amend the
civil service rules so as to permit the restora
tion to theserviceofmen who were dismissed
for political reasons by the last administra
tion, without -regard to the length of time
since they were dismissed.
The President said he would give the mat
ter very careful consideration.
The New Pension Commissioner Receiving
69.000 Letters n Week.
Washington, April 16. Commissioner
Tanner, of the Pension Bureau received
during the first week in the present month,
60,871 letters and other pieces of mail mat
ter pertaining tothe business of his office,
and last week he received 69,000 pieces.
The Commissioner desires this fact made
public, as a general explanation of delays
in answering correspondence.
A New Candidate for Printer.
Washington, April 16. A new candi
date for Public Printer has appeared in the
nerson of General Frank Palmer, of
I Chicago,
Who has a good
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A Desperate- Attempt Made to V V M
LAmllncr Tnarltntlnn fit HTtininDtk. V .
The Thieves Captured After aV JT
Lively Running Fight V
Minneapolis, April 16. A bold at
tempt was made to rob the State Bank this
afternoon. The robbers were successful in
escaping from the bank building with $14,
000 in paper money, but were captured a
few moments later and the money recovered.
Two young men strolled into the bank
shortly alter 12, one carrying a valise in
his hand. There were but two men in the
bank at the time. The "intruders strolled
np to the bank window and in a flash they
thrust revolvers in the faces of the bank
emnloyes. '
The Cashier supposed the man at his
window was after change, and was com
pletely off his guard. An instant later the
second man jumped over the railing and
grabbed up all the money on the counter,
thrusting it into his valise. Before either
of the surprised bank employes could make
a move the valise was throws over the rail
ing to the man's confederate.
Several shots were fired in the scuffle
which followed an attempt to stop the men.
Citizens pursned the robbers and both were
caught They were James Henry and Fred
Douglass. Henry is a young man about 22
years old, 6 feet and shaves clean. He is
not known to the police, and they think he
is a new arrival here. Douglass is a boy
not over 18 years old, and has been employed
as a bartender in the city.
He Discharges Them for Bringing In an
Unexpected Verdict.
New Yobk, April 16. John Berning,
formerly a clerk in Frederick Meyer's
grocery, at 46 Monroe street, was tried to
day in the General Sessions, for selling a
pint of ale on May 5 of last year to Fred
erick Meyer, a 9-year-old boy, the liquor
department of the grocerybeing unlicensed.
Detective Cornelius Leary7 testified that he
followed the boy into the grocery and saw
him receive the ale from Berning and lay 7
cents upon the counter. The boy's blood
relatives said the ale was given away and
not purchased. The jury acquitted Bern
ing after talking the case over for a few
"I cannot understand how 12 intelligent
men could have reached such a verdict,"
said Judge Gildersleeve. "Every fact tes
tified to by this officer, who has been on the
police force for 18 years and has an envia
ble record, is conceded by the defense save
one, the sale of ale. To deny this, of coarse,
was necessary to save the defendant from
conviction and punishment Therefore, the
witnesses for the defense had an abundant
motive for testifying falsely, whereas the
evidence shows that the officer had no mo
tive other than to do his duty and to tell
the whole truth about the arrest. I do not
think that a jury that could substantially
brand an old and worthy officer with perjury
under such circumstances is fit to serve
longer here. X dismiss you from further at
tendance at this term of the court."
The jurors filed out, looking uncomforta
Which May Result In Murder A Law.
reneevllle Fight, In Which Al Carter Is
Woandcd Dennis Mnher Under Arrest.
A. cutting affray occurred about 8:30 last
evening at. the corner of Fprty-fifth and
Willow 'streets. Al Carter and Dennis
MAerrboth of whonrwere intoxicated, it fa-
claimed, got into a quarrel in front of
ilaner s house.
Carter was stabbed in the stomach. He
was taken to his home on Forty-fifth street,
near Hatfield, and attended by Drs. Camer
on and Fife, who pronounced the wound
dangerous. Maher was arrested about 11
o'clock by Captain Brophy and Lieutenant
Orth, and locked up in the Seventeenth
ward station.
A Convicted Horse Thief Is the Holr to a
Large Fortune.
Denveb, April 16. John F. Pierce
several years ago came to Colorado from
Circleville, O., after leading a way
ward life, which was continued in
this State till one day he was
found in a gang of horse thieves.
Although he asserted his innocence he was
sentenced to a term of years in State prison.
Last night word was received that his father
had died, leaving $100,000 to him. Ef
forts will now be made to secure a pardon
for him.
And Yet a Party of Drillers Has Returned
Home Disgusted.
A party of men took passage on the A
V. B. B. express yesterday afternoon, for
the upper oil country. They attacted at
tention at the Union depot by their rugged ap
pearance. They were oil and gas well drillers.
George Marth ens, one of their number, said:
"We have jnst arrived from .the natural gas
region of the lake shore. That is. the people
np there call it a region.' bat I don't Thus
far 40 wells have been nored alon; the sboro of
Lake Erie between Erie and Cleveland, and
none of them are what we wonld call good.
Very few produce enough eas to pay for the
expense of drilling. That is wby we left
A Case of Black-and-white That Ended
With Some Trouble.
Washington Alexander, an African and
Ida Hison, a Caucasian, got a marriage
license and adjourned to the residence of
William Johnson, on Jones avenne. The col
ored population gave a demonstration in honor
of the event, and Johnson waxed very wroth
and charged the crowd. A colored policeman
named S. H. Brown quelled the fight by put
ting Johnson and his prospective bride in the
Twelfth ward stat'on.
At the morning bearing yesterday Johnson
was fined 810 and, costs and Ida $3 and costs by
Judge UcKenna.
Bonnd. Gagged and Assaulted.
Mrs. Mary Sholes entered a serious charge
against WiUiam Hlckey and John Orgill be
fore Alderman Porter 'yesterday. The prose
cutrix lives on Laurel avenue, and has a fami
ly. Her husband has been dead for some
time past She alleges that Saturday night
last her bouse was forced open and the defend
ants found their way to her room, the door of
which they broke open. She was seized by the
men; gagged and bound band and foot and
dreadfully assaulted. The men are in enstody.
She Will Risk the Grand Jury.
Alice Hamilton, of 58 Second avenue, charged
by Georgie Francis with keeping u disorderly
house, selling liquor withont a license and sell
ing on Sunday, waived a hearing before Judge
Gnpp yesterday and -gave bail for court in
Probnbly Blood Poisoning.
Chris. Weyand, a tinner of Sarah street,
Southslde, has sustained a cut fn one of his
legs by a piece of rnsty tin. A physician has
sewed the wound up, but expresses fears that
blood poisoning may set it
The Stock Is Secured.
The stock of $200,000 for the new Southslde
bank the Germanla National has been
raised, and the stockholders will meet In a f eV
days to formally organize and select the site.
Wlthcrow Resting Easy.
The man vViiherow, who was shot Monday
noon by Daniel Davis, is resting easy at the
Homeopathic Hospital. Davis -was tent to jail
article to seui and who adver-
tlses vigorously and liberally; Aavernsins is ,
truly the life of trade. All enterprising and
Judicious advertisers succeed.
It Figured in, a Big Deal Con-fl
summated in This City ,
THE. SUM OF $1,500,000)4
Paid for the Purchase of the largi uj
lYorKsat-iora uiy,
The Greatest Plate Glass Corporatlsn la
tbo World Formed Its Output of 500,- .
OOO Feet Per Moatk Cannot bo Beaten j
In France, England or Belgium An In
dustry MarveIoaly Developed ia Eight Jm
Years Bow Natural Gas Has Helped Mm
tho Glass Men.
The purchase of an additional plant by
the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, yester
day, for $1,500,000, completes the formation
of the greatest producing company of plate
glass in the whole world. How an industry,
scarcely eight years old, succeeded in not
only building up the Allegheny valley, but ,
in driving France and England out of ' the -'
American markets, is a story full of in
terest One of the largest deals ever known in
this city was consummated in the parlors of
the Monongahela House at noon yesterday.
Plate glass and shining dollars brought it
about. Between 50 and 60 persons attended
the meeting. They were stockholders in
the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, and
were assembled there to decideupon a propo
sition to'purchase the Ford City Plate Glass
Works; near Kittanning.
It abpeaxs that negotiations have bees
goin.on quietly for more than a month.
On March 9 the stockholders got a special
car and visited the Ford Cityw orks. - From
there they went to their own works at
Creightontand discussed the proposition to
buy at length. Nothing as to terms could
then be agreed upon, and the meeting ad
journed until yesterday at the Mononga
hela House.
After a thoughtful and frank discussion
at this meeting, it was finally decided to
purchase the Ford City establishment, and
$1,500,000 was agreed upon as the price.
There were but few dissenting votes.
Captain J. B. Ford, of Tarentum, his two
sons and Messrs. J. and A. Pitcairn were
owners of the Ford City works. These two .
families are also the heaviest stockholders
in the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, con
trolling 75 per cent of the stock of that cor
poration? This company operates the two
great plate glass factories adjoining' each
other at Greighton and, Tarentum ontne"
west Pcnn Railroad, and although the
Ford City works is on the opposite side of
the river, 20 miles.farther up the A. V.. B.
E., it was found that a "great saving conld
be effected by having all three establish
ments under one management A consoli
dation could not be effected, so it was nece's-
stockholders to a format purchase of tho
third rilfint
The purchase of the third plant necessi-'3
tales an increase in the capital stock of the
Pittsburg Company, and swells it to a total "S
of $2,750,000. John Scott, President of the. 1
.- v xv. xv., nun ujeu recently was one oi
the directors of the Pittsburg Plate Glas3
Company, and an election will be held
shortly to fill his place. Edward Ford is
President of the combined company, .J F. a
Scott, Treasurer, and E. L. Ford, J. Pit-"J
cairn and A. Pitcairn the other directors. Jl
Captain Ford is represented by bis sons in ,-
the directory. The details of the deal will
be finished up at once.
The transaction of vesterdav makes the
production of the Pittsburg company greater '
tnan any otner plate glass worss in the
world. There is no concern in England,
France or Belgium which can approach it
With its three factories the Pittsburg Com
pany now produces 500,000 feet of the valu
able glass every month. This output is
divided as follows: Creighton, 100,000 feet;
Tarentum, 150,000 feet; Ford City, 230,000
feet Since starting up the company's pro
duction has not varied 5,000 feet in. a year,
so that the above figures are actually -what
was accomplished.
Srch an enormous output of glass, so
heavy and costly as plate, can scarcely be
realized at first .thought With the three
factories combined the corporation now em
ploys from 2,000 to 2,600 men, boys and
girls. The works at Ford City cover 25
acres of ground; at Tarentum. 9 acres: at
Creighton, 7 acres. The Allegheny river J
itself has been made tributary to the indus
try, the company maintaining a fleet of
Bieaxn ureuge ooau uuicii gainer irom me
river bed a Quality of sand equal to that
taken from the streams of France for grind
ipg and polishing the beautiful glass.
It has not been much more than eight
years since this industry was planted in the
AllpefTienv vallev. Tt ivilnTimpnt iin.A
then has been most marvelous. If there isgj
such a thing as an industrial romance, then
here it is. .trior to that time the manufact
ure of plate glass was considered a hazard
ous venture anywhere in America. France,
had a monopoly on. our shores. Captain
"C A T.tm..a1t T,rl ItA.n THiBnn.natfnl in Ik.
business in the West because he wasvthefl
first to start it, ana its mtancy was too weak
to pull through. Even now there are but'
two or three other factories in the United.
States- 1
When Captain Ford came to Allegheny)
county from Indiana eight or nine years -j
ago plate glass was not among Pittsburg's
articles oi manuiacture. a or a long ttme
his enterprise was regarded with doubt, but
his triumph was subsequently emphasized
beyond question.
Now, beside the three plate glass works J
described, Captain Ford's company hasU
built 50 dwelling nouses at Tarentum forjj
employes; 50 more at Creightont enoughs
houses at Ford City for 300 families, whilej
other persons' interested in the operation of
the works have built 300 or 400 more hoascs
atCreicbtou"and Tarentum. There were-i
literally no such towns as Creighton, "West
Tarentum," and Ford City eight. years1
a?o. Plate ?lass built them all
Ford City fi the newest, beingi
scarcely two years old. It lies on ibO acres
of ground bought by the company. The'
corporation has set out on this in avenues
two trees, laid out i,wu ouuaing jots ana
built an opera house, reading room, billiard
hall and bowling alley for their workmen.
Ten years back is net so long ago. Ands
yet at that time the imported French platai
Contlnved on. Sixth JPagt.