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THE ETTTSBTIRG- - -DISPATO:
JULY- 11, 1889.
fert," artallow candle: fill the air inside the
eauson with soot and make it terrible lor
the lungs. I have worked a few hours in a
month-old caisson lighted by candles, and
'expectorated solid soot for an hoar after
reaching outer air. Thirtv lights of 23-can-
dlo power? Oh, yes; we need that much
light. Here are the two engines for com
pressing air; 750-horse power and a regular
pressure of 10 pounds to the square inch.
This reserroir holds the air. It is 3 feet in
diameter and 16 feet long. This water
wound it is to keep the air cool. Those two
C-inch tubes carry the compressed air down
tfato the caisson. Here we are on the
A GLANCE XT THE CAISSOK.
It was an oblong, partially submerged
structure, constructed of huge timbers, and
23x51 feet in size. An open framework rose
in the air holding np a working platform.
"There are 1,500 tons of these big blocks
of stone on here," says Mr. Jordan. "They
'hold it down to the river bottom. These up
, right pipes, 4 inches in diameter four of
them are excavators. When the caisson
is anchored wo turn the compressed air loose
in the hollow portion and the sand and
water flies out of these pipes in an astonish-
'. ing way. The caisson sinks to the bottom
as the mud and eren small stones come up
without us touching a hand at digging.
.incse jour aa-inca uprigui pipes art; lur vuu-
. Trtinp th ivtnnrti ihi filling material
.to the interior. They will be used when the
4 . caisson is deep enough down in the bed
rock. Here is the main shalt. It is 4 feet
in diameter, and each section is 7G feet long,
made out of three-quarter-inch iron. Ob,
yes, strong enough for any emergency.
Look out, Bill."
vie r Hi gitat caisson and machine boat.
T jatt re t order to the
tb t rate, w.w . i 3 iron pin and gave
Cvjfrhar . tar e t tubing. Almost as an
i cju.8 s' -ng taps sounding faintly
LeJr A .stling noise was heard, and a
door i top of the shaft fell open pres
ently. Inside was a number of iron rungs.
and Mr. Gordau climbed in with great
agility, and descended to the bottom, where
there was a door identically alike to the one
uy which the party entered. Mr. Jordau
lighted his candle.
WAY DOTVN AT HIGH PRESSURE.
"Wait a minute," said he to the shaft
man. "Now, young man, we are in the
Ready for a Bath,
usual atmospheric pressure of 14 pounds to
the square inch. "When this door above our
heads closes I will open this valve at my
feet and the added pressure of 10 pounds
to the square inch will come into this cham
ber. Yes, you will feel a pain in your ears.
Hold your nose with your fingers and gulp
in and swallow the air. This usually
knocks you fellows out. Let go, Billl" and
Mr. Jordan pulled the valve rope. The
door overhead closed with a snap, and a
faint hissing noise beneath betokened the
rush of the higher pressure into the her
metically sealed airchamber. -
Every ounce of blood in the reportorial
corpus rushed to the head and the extremi
ties. The lungs refused to satisfy the crav
ing for air. The forms of the two men bc-
k side the reporter wavered in his gaze, a
thousand fingers seemed at work shrinking
him into insignificance. "Cut, heavens !"
thought the visitor, "what exquisite agony 1
iA terrible tension on the ear drums, and a
sensation as if a hundred stiletto points were
penetrating into the head via the auricular
appendage. Ha re you ever been drowned?
, or did you ever know anyone who had es
caped a watery grave? Are you a Midas
all ears? and are all the nerves of your
body centered in those ears? Stop the deal 1
Take off the pressure! Say, my life insur
ance premium is overdue I"
EASING IT DOWN.
"Nearly through," shouts Mr. Jordan en
couragingly. An involuntary howl of pain
would not down. At last! The hissing
noise ceases, and the door drops open be
neath the feet. The air in the main shaft is
equal in pressure to that in the caisson, and
with what little remnant of life there was in
him the reporter dropped into the caisson
through the trap. Hallo! A new sensa
tion, as if your head had exploded through
your ears and the gray matter was trickling
out. Involuntarily yon raise your hand f your
ears. AlliswelL Abl your ears burst, and
now you understand what pearl fishermen suf
fer in the bursting of their ears.
"Yon stood it pretty well," smiled Mr. Jor
dan. "We've had them to faintaway orshriek
like maniacs. It's nothing when you get used
Darkish, dank atmosphere, smelling of ma
chinery is all about yon, bnt you breathe easily.
The pressure seems to get less and less, hat
voices sound ghastly, and perspiration exndes
o rapidly that in two moments you can wring
water ont of your clothes. It is light, and yet
It is cavernous gloom. The incandescent lights
have a halo around them, and shed a weird
light on tho Interior of this cavern hollowed
out by science beneath the waves.
THE CAVERNOUS CAISSON.
Waist liign is a mass of hemlock timbers
bracing tho interior at all possible angles; over
head and at the sides is the massivo structure
of the caisson 2J feet through; under foot, the
green sandstone bed of the river. Strong! It
looks as If a mountain could not crush it. The
.set space inside is 20x49 feot and about 6 feet
high. Working in all possible attitudes with
'bodies bare from the waist up and dripping
rjuji -nrn'rt!on that glistens in the nn-
certain light, are the 18 men who constitute a
"turn." Eight hours thoy work and are re
lieved, the work being continuous. Suddenly
there is a sound ot rushing, mighty waters.
"That Is the surplus air escaping." says Mr.
Jordan. "See here." and he bent down to
where the edge of the caisson rested on the
solid rock. "This is tapered off to nine inches
in thickness. We try to blast out the rock with
drnamlta in such a manner as to keep the cais
son level. We are aided tn this by our greatest
enemy water, lor the tew inches In here is
always level, and we can let down the caisson
half an inch at a time by judicious mining
under the edge. And every lew minutes the
pressure of atr in here displaces the water so
much that the air escapes under the edges
with that great noise you heard. This tube,
coming straight from that reservoir on the
machine boat flows in constantly and keeps
the atmosphere pure. Here .ds the air drill
which bores the holes for dynamite charges.
It works on a pressure of SO pounds, and the
escaping air mingles wun ibb normal preure,
immediately. Rcmo ing the blasted rock? These
heavy canvas bags are hoisted out of the main
shaft, much as you or 1 would be If a tackle
was rigged to us. The
EQUALIZATION OF ATMOSPHERE
has to be gone through with every time, of
course. This rock is so hard that we will use it
in the concrete, thus returning it to where it
originally lay. We fire the dynamite In small
charges, three at a time and continuously until
all are fired. Twenty-seven went at one batch
yesterday. We are stacking up the rock in the
center, as wo can save concrete by its use as fill
ing. This framework of timbers remains. Oh,
no. They do not. They were sound when put
In and will stay so under water. These work
men soon play out with rheumatism. The in
creased pressure they work In drives the blood
to their extremities and when they reach
after a turn the best blood rnns to the heart
leaving tho impurities behind. I've been at it
20 years, but take good care of myself. Oh, yes.
The men are often terribly affected. I have
seen them drop like logs when tbey reached
the open air. They get 25 cents an hour
Btraight, blasting and time f ormeals making no
difference. In this Increased pressure they
have to work slowly. Oh, yes; we often do
work at 75 or SO feet depth below rivers
and at a pressure of 40 pound) to the
square Inch. We then shorten the
tnms 'and increase the pay. Onr men
have worked as low as one hour ont of three,
and, of course, suffer proportionately. If
on entered a pressure of 40 pounds, we would
have to get you out pretty quick to savo you.
Accidents T Danger is reduced to a minimum,
as even if the pipes broke the air in here w ould
keep the men 12 to IS hours and give a chance
tor relief. They have even been in a caisson
22 hours and come out all right. There is al
ways an expert force at the shaft, and we keep
a cloFo watch on every detail of the business.
But practice makes perfect, and our men are
as safe as they would be in almost any labor
using machinery. But come, let's go up."
THE ASCENT TO THE AIR.
During all this time the ear-drums ached
dnlly but distinctly. Clambering back into the
loner section of the mainsbaft the trap-door
was pulled up. It was dark as Erebus. A
valve-rope ws pulled, and through a tiny bole
16 feet above the trap-door tho rays of light
entered and radiated at the same time the ex
tra pressnre escaped. It was a beautiful
phenomenon in the Stygian darkness,
and the ratification of the air generated
a fog so thick as to almost choke the
novice. Gradually the expansion of the
body proceeded and the pain in the ears lifted.
Tim trapdoor fell and the reportorial limbs
moved up the ladder with alacrity. What a de
licious sensation! The pure ozone, how sweet
it was! Dante's "Inferno" must have been un
derground with a satanical pressure of air.
The new shift of men were just going down,
and tho timekeeper checked them off as they
descended and caught the others as tbey came
up. The latter adjourned to tho sleeping
barge, sat down and cooled off and then
plunged into the river to rid themselves of the
dirt and grime.
LAUNCH OF THE CAISSON.
The inspection of the caisson for Pier 14
having been concluded, attention was called to
the caisson for Fier 13, which was launched
within a few moments. This immense mass of
timber lay on water-ways and was to bo
launched in the same manner as a ship. The
caisson cost 10,000 to construct. It was built
with a water-tight two-Inch bottom to be re
moved as soon as it was towed across the chan
nel, located and sunk. Usually tbey chnsten
the caisson after the daughter of the chief
engineer and break a bottle of fizz on the
mainsbaft. But in this case this
pleaant ceremony was dlpensed with.
After daubing the water-ways with lard,
the underplnmng-and blocks were knocked out
and a few jackscrews were applied at the rear.
The caisson slid gently down the sloping ways
at 5.S0 and brought up in the bottom of the
river 60 feet from land amid a shower of spray
and a groaning of timbers andible 100 feet
away. Tho water was too low. This morning
Mr. Watt will pump compressed air into the air
chamber of this queer vessel and float her off
the bottom. Two steamboats will then tow ber
caissons are of the feminine gender to the
other side of the stream.
The personal experience of the reporter
ended by a dip in the Ohio, and the assumption
of usual garments.
The general contractors in this bridge, which
will be the greatest connecting bridge in
America, are Drake. Stratton 4. Co.. of No. Ill
Fourth avenue. Theodore Watts is In general
charge, and F. E. Jordan is superintendent of
the pressure work. T, J. Malloy is general In
spector for the company, with William Priest
as assistant. M. J. Becker is engineer in chier.
and Mr. Engel is engineer in cbarge, with Silas
O'Connell as first assistant and E. Corner
Brown second assistant. Arthur Dennis is in
charge of transit materials, with Thomas Beall
OFF TO CAMP.
The Eighteenth Regiment Boys Will Go to
Unlonlown July IS.
Colonel Norman M. Smith issued the camp
order last night for the Eighteenth Regiment,
N. G. P. The men will leavo for Uniontown,
in the vicinity of which the camp will be held,
on July 18. and it Is to be known as the Colonel
Uippey Camp, in honor of Colonel O. H. Rlp
pey. of the P. V.
The regiment will report equipped for field
service, with one day's cooked rations, Thurs
day, July 18, at 10 o'clock p. jr., at Fifth and
Liberty streets. All heavy company baggage
will be delivered to Lieutenant Harry F. Davis
on Wednesday, July 17, between 1 and 5 p. it.
at the metal yard. Seventh avenue and Grant
street. All other baggage will be dellvern-i to
Lieutenant F. H. 11 at tern between 2 am.; p.
M. on Thursday, July 18.
LEWIS AND EIS TICTI1TS.
Story of Ills Jealousy Told at tbe Coro
Tho Coroner's inquest on the Arthur street
tragedy was held yesterday. Dr. George 8.
Tnrfley testified that death bad been caused Jn
all tbo cases by pistol wounds. William Steel
testified that Lewis came to witness' shop the
morning before the murder, and complained of
being sick. In speaking of Mrs. Mosebyand
her sister, Lewis said he could not get along
with them, and would bo obliged to move away.
Lewis was angry at Mrs. Moseby because sbe
would not marry him, and blamed her sister
for using her influence against bim. Tbe ver
dict was the only one that could bo rationally
rendered in such a case. The affair has caused
a deep sensation among tbe colored people
of tbe neighborhood, as the victims of Lewis'
jealousy stood well in tbe vicinity.
To Wind Up Campnlgn Affairs.
Mr. Theodore Staub, tbe Chairman of the
Campaign Committee of the Allegheny County
Brewers Association, went to Philadelphia last
night to attend a meeting of the Auditing Com
mittee of the brewers of tbe State. This meet
ing will wind np tbe prohibition campaign
business so far as this year is concerned, and
Mr. Staub said that there wonld not be any
trouble at all In meeting all the hills.
o3sy r r
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IT ff IB IN EARNEST.
Guards at Every Point Near Home
stead to Stop Invasion,
FOR H0N-UHI0KIST8 ARE COMING.
No Outbreak, 'out a Harked Determination
on Both Sides.
INCIDENTS AT BOTH EXDS OF THE LINE
The pretty town of Homestead was in a
fever of excitement yesterday. Probably
never In its history has so much bitterness
been manifested. Yet there was no vio
lence or open threats; but on every face one
could read grim determination. The feeling
seems to prevail on every side that a strong
fight must now be made that the Amal
gamated Association must win. According
to prominent members the workmen are in
an excellent condition to stand a siege, and
will accept no hali-way concession.
The report yesterday that the manage
ment of the works had secured some new
workmen from Pittsburg and vicinity
brought out all the latent force of the asso
ciation. Guards were stationed at all de
pots, at the river bank, at the gates of the
works, and at different points of vantage
along the road, with instrnctlons to meet all
Incoming woikmen and endeavor to persuade
them to depart. Violence or threats were
strongly forbidden, and up to last night the
law had been obeyed to the letter. Only seven
men had arrived up to 10 o'clock last n!ght, and
these were peacefully induced to return to
Pittsburg. Bberift McCandless accompanied
the party, and Is quoted as saying that while
bis sympathies were with the workmen, if the
company requested him to see any new men
into the town, he should do so, at whatever
A CONFERENCE WAS HELD
late in the afternoon at the company's Home
stead office. Mr. Schwab, representing the
company, and Messrs. Uusb, Jones, Holse and
Thompson the association. The meeting was
an exceedingly pleasant one on both sides, but
nothing of special importance transpired. Mr.
Schwab informed the committee that the com
pany certainly intunded to run the works as
usual. If not with their assistance, then with
out It. He wished the committee to give him a
guarantee that the foreman and new men
would not be interfered with. This the com
mittee declined to do, not wishing the responsi
bility of controlling a large body of men, but
were willing to guarantee their own personal
It le reported that only one man beside
the foreman was in the employ of Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. last night, over 600 additional
men, employed in repairs, havinglef t the works
in the morning Immediately on tbe announce
ment, ' by Superintendent Schwab, that the
sliding scale would go into effect.
A man named Fawcett, who formerly kept a
"black sheep" boarding house In Duquesne,
came to town yesteraay morning with tbe
avowed intention of starting a boarding house
Inside the works. He was severely beaten
while attempting to enter the -gates. He drew
a revolver, but was prevented from doing any
injury, and left town at once. Tbe strikers
deny any connection with the affair. Tbe
greatest confidence in ultimate victory pre
vails among tbe workmen, prominent
members claiming that the firm
cannot br any possibility obtain suffi
cient skilled labor to take their places in tbe
United States and It would take years to edu
cate new hands. Italians and Hungarians, so
uef nl In other strikes, cannot be utilized here.
The workmen are under perfect control; all
arrangements are in the hands of committees
and orders from headquarters are obeyed on
tbe instant. As one of the committee said last
night, "We propose
TO HAKE THIS A MODEL STRIKE
in every respect. We know what we have at
stake, and shall not forfeit one claim to consid
eration." At the company's Homestead office every
thing is, apparently, going on aa usual, and the
clerks affect to treat the affair with the utmost
Indifference. Superintendent Schwab declined
to be interviewed on the subject.
Tbe borough authorities will to-day appoint a
special police force of 100 men, chosen princi
pally from the workmen, for the purpose, so it
is claimed, of protecting tho town from an in
vasion of roughs, who, it Is expected, will come
to town under the guise of workmen, hoping to
receive money to leave. Such characters will
be treated in tho most summary manner when
The town lacked Its usual cheerful appear
ance last night, owing to the absence of the
electric lights, the engineers in chargj, a father
and three sons, having deserted the post. Iho
men have been cautioned not to talk, and in
consequence the utmost secrecy prevails among
them; but the female portion of the community
more than make up the deficiency. Signs for
bidding tbe discussion of tbe mill affair are
frosted in all saloons and stores In town, read
ng as follows:
Positively no discussing of tbe scale or affairs of
tbe mill In this place.
Ter Order of the Committee.
Others, forbidding discussion on the street,
are also posted about town. About 8 o'clock
p. x. it was reported that tbe steamer J. G.
Blaine would arrive daring the night with a
large party of men, who would be smuggled
into the mill yard. The guard on the river
bank was doubled, and word will be Instantly
given ot the boat's approach.
Whatever may be the resul: of tbe conflict,
one thing is certain. The sliding scale is op
posed by one of tbe best organized and regu
lated forces ot worklngmen ever engaged in
the battle of capital against labor.
Mr. D. W. Cusb, a prominent member of the
Amalgamated Association, and one of the com
mittee having tbe present matter in charge,
disclaimed any attempt at intimidation or vio
lence on the part of that body toward new
workmen, and said:
I don't deny that our people feel very bitter
toward tbe management ana that conildenblR
excitement prevails In town, but the matter Is in
charge of cool-headed men who have been all
through affairs of this kind betore and who know
exactly lust bow far to go. We claim that the sit
uation has been misrepresented to outside work
men, and we propose to meet all comers and ex
plain our position and endeavor by argument to
frrsuade tbem to depart. We shall use no vlo
ence, depend upon it.
In reply to a question as to whether they ex
pected to win, Mr. Cush said:
Well, we hope so. and shall eerlatnly try for
success. We are well supplied with the sinews or
war and shall make a bard light.
CHAIBUAN ABBOTT'S ULTIMATUM.
There wero a number ot applicants for
positions at the Fifth avenue office of Car
negie, Phipps & Co., bnt they were almost all
laborers. How many of them were engaged
could not be learned. Chairman W. L. Abbott
was a very busy man yesterday, and when seen
by a Dispatch reporter and asked his opinion
on the prospects for starting the mill at the
terms laid down by tbe firm, said:
"I have no statement to make, and do not
care to talk on the subject at all. We have
prepared a scale and we are ready to pay it.
The wages are as high as at any other mill of
the kind in the country and I do not think we
will have any great difficulty In securing men
to work under it. We will employ any mau
who applies for work who Is able to fill tbe bill.
our, ox course, our oiu men wiu do given tne
preference. Wo have put our advertisement in
the 40 leading papers of the country and expect
men from Maine to California, if we cannot
get enongh here."
"Have you employed Emll Dorner or August
Geisler to secure men for your' was asked.
"We certainly have not, and tbe only men
we have authorized to employ men are our
regular agents. We will, of course, employ
any competent man who applies for work; no
matter where he comes from. This man
Geisler. or whatever his name is, came here
yesterday and said
HE HAD 100 GEEMAKS
ready to go to Homestead and work. I told
him if they were the men we wanted to send
them up. If you want a job, or have any per
son that can do the work required, I will tell
you the same thing. What we want most now
Is laborers, and we will put them to work at
once, clearing up the works and preparing to
"Our scale Is our ultimatum, and we will pay
no other. It Is positive and final, and if we do
not operate our works for a year we will not
pay a higher scale of wages."
In speaking of the trouble In which two men
were bnrt in the morning. Mr. Abbott said- "it
was only a trifling quarrel and did not amount 1
to mucn. J. uo not anticipate any serlons
trouble. All the old men at Homestead can go
to work if they choose, and should not prevent
others who want employment."
President Wclhe and Secretary Martin, of
the Amalgamated Association, were both seen
yeneruayauu uaxu ior weir opinion on tbe I
declined to say anything on tha mblect. I
The Amalgamated Association has seven
strong lodges at Homestead, with a member-
snip or aoouc i,iw EKiuea cieei workers. , xne
men are all In good shape financially, and can
stand a strike. This will, therefore, probably
be one of the most bitter fights on record In tbe
labor world, as both sides are determined to
THE LABOR FISHERS.
A Ran Among the SIcn Who Seek to Scare
Up tbe Non-Cnlonlsta Their Scheme! to
Get TBere The Sberlfl's Plana,
Tbe men yesterday collected by August Gels
ler and Emll Dorner (employment agents) to go
to Homestead and take the places of the Amal
gamated men who refused to sign Carnegie,
Phipps t Co.'s sliding scale, did not go yester
day, as at first arranged. The company, It was
stated, feared trouble after it was known that
they Intended taking tbe men yesterday,
and it is understood that they will not make an
attempt to place the men in the works until
protection is assured from Sheriff McCandless.
The firm arranged with the Sheriff to go to
Homestead yesterday morning, and .he
left at 11 o'clock. Emll Dorner and
August Geisler said yesterday afternoon
that their orders were to have the men ready to
go at any time. Tickets were issued to the men
for supper, lodging and breakfast, and later
the two agents said that the men would go out
between 7 and 9 this morning.
About 100 men are ready to go and are quar
tered at tbe Centennial Hotel and Emll Cor
ner's place. Tbey are a motley throng and
represent nearly every nationality. Some have
worked at Dnquesne, some have never worked
in a steel mill. A number of them are from
Springfield, O. One of the latter told
a reporter that he was an Amalga
mated man, but was out of work
and had got to do something. He said that he
would not work against tbe Amalgamated men,
but it didn't cost anything to go up to Home
stead, and he was fed while waiting, and be
would just go np and look around. He said
there were many of his comrades "in the same
During the afternoon several Amalgamated
spies applied for work and, while several others
were in the office, declared that they would not
work where there was going to bo trouble.
Tbey were afterward seen together among tlio
men and it was understood that there was
trouble ahead for tbe non-union men
who went to Homestead. It was not learned
whether they gained any converts or not. The
men seen were loath to go to work where there
is liable to be trouble, and it is pretty sure that
they have been quietly told that such would be
me case, it lucy loot tne places oi mo Amalga
mated men. .
Sheriff McCandless returned from Home
stead last evening and had a consultation with
Chairman Abbott, of tbe Carnegie Arm. Soon
after Mr. Abbott informed Mr. Geisler that he
wanted the men ready to start this
morning on special train between
7 and 9 o'clock, over the P V. AC.
road. The Sheriff, with a number of deputies,
will accompany tbe men. About 100 are ready
to go. The men w ere a little nervous last night,
and inquired anxiously whether there would
be tronblo or not. Mr. Geisler said last night
that he expected trouble, but hoped not.
An endeavor was made last nlgbt to see Sher
iff McCandless after his return from Home
stead, but be could not be found, and did not
arrive at his home until it was too late tor an
' THOSE TANK FURNACES.
Ttie Window Worker Examine Them A
Pleasant Tilp to tbe Town of Jeannette
A Talk About tho Wages
The convention of Window Glass Workers
will not get down to 'active business until to
day. Very little was done yesterday. After a
session of an hour In the morning, at which a
number of resolutions were Introduced and re
ferred to committees, the convention adjourned
for dinner, and at 12.50 boarded a train and
went to Jeannette. Here tho delegates, headed
by the officials, inspected every department of
tbe immense window glass tank plant of Cham
bers & McKee. The members of the firm were
not present, but gave the visitors an open ordet
and tbey saw everything.
Tbey returned on the train arriving here at
3.30 o'clock, and a number of them were seen
and spoken to by a Dispatch reporter. They
bad been cautioned not to talk to any person
outside of tbe convention, and the only answer
that could be obtained was: "We had a very
pleasant trip, and are also pleased with the
workings of tbe tank furnaces."
Tbis visit to J eannette by a national conven
tion of workers is very significant. They will
be called upon to arrange a scale of wages for
tank furnaces before tbey adjourn, and have
before them what seems to be a very liberal
proposition from the firm and tbe onlyone that
will make window glass during the next fire by
this process. There must be a different scale
than tbe one now in force for pot furnaces, and
in order to equalize matters a great many things
must be taken into consideration. This will be
thoroughly considered bvthe convention, hut
It Is conceded that If the tank furnace is a suc
cess the owners can undersell all their rivals,
and In order to bold the trade they now have
other manufacturers must tear out their pots
and put up tanks.
Messrs. Chambers & McKee were seen yester
day, but while declining to talk on the subject,
do not believe there will be any trouble over
the adoption of tbe scale of wages they have
submitted to the men. Inspeaking of tbe ac
tion of Mr. Chambers in cutting loose from tbe
Manufacturers' Association Mr. McKee said
he never did go into any syndicate to uphold
prices, but always attended to bis own business.
Tbey had nothing to say regarding the talk
on the alleged importation of those foreign
glass blowers, but tbey do not seem to be wor
rying over tne investigation.
SIGNATURES AND CONFERENCES.
The Iron Manufacturer Seem Anxious to
Start Tbelr Works.
The number of signers to the Amalgamated
Association scale has been increased to 8. Tbe
most Important yesterday was Jones & Laughl
lins. for their great American Iron and Stee.
Works, where about 4,500 men are employed
Their wdrks will be put in operation in a fow
days. The other signers are Moorhead, Mc
Cleane & Co., of this city; the Calnmet Iron
Company, of Cummlngs, HL; tho Lawrence
Iron Company, of Ironton, O.: Coleman,
Shields fc Co., of Nlles, O.; Anchor Iron Works,
of Newport, Ky.
Au Important conference of sheetlron manu
facturers was held ycrterday In the Amalga
mated Association rooms. Representatives
were present from the United States Tin Plate
Works, at Demler: Kirkpatrlck & Co.. Leech
burg; Wallace & Banfield, Irondale, O.; Jen
nings, Beale A Co., Canonsbnrg Iron and
oieei company, ana l'ltr, LAurman &Uo. The
scale was discussed at length and several ob
jections were made by the manufacturers. A
slight concession was made to one of the points,
and at the close of tbe conference one of the
manufacturers said: "We will hold another
conference to-morrow, but 1 think, tho matter
is practically settled, at least I will sign tbe
scale as soon as the repairs at my works are
A conference between the mill committee of
the Columbia Iron Company at Uniontown
and E. M. Butz, the President of tbe concern,
was held at the latter office on First avenue
yesterday. No agreement was reached, but
one of the workers said they expected to ar
range the matter satisfactorily to botb sides.
TO MAKE TIN PLATE8.
A Big Plant Is to be Erected on the Expo
The United States Tin Plate Company, whose
works are at Demmler station, on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, have secured tbe
right and will shortly begin the erection of a
big tin plate plant on the Exposition groun ds.
There are no tin plato worm In this conntry
and there have been none since tbe tariff was
removed. The Idea Is to show the visitors to the
Exposition tbat as fine machinery and as fine a
product can be turned out tn this country as In
tbe old world.
If a duty is placed on tin plates and factories
are bnilt in this country millions or dollars tbat
fro across the water every year will be circn
ated in tbe United States. Mr. Cronemeyer
Chairman of the United States Tin Plate Com.
pany, is confident tbat tbe Senate tariff bill
will go through all right, and English tin plates
will be shut out entirely.
Tbe plans for the plant to be erected on the
Exposition grounds have been drawn up, and
the machinery is now being made. A complete
description ot the plant will be given in a few
6TBEXGTII 0PD, A. 3.
Master Workman -Rosa Say tho Member
blp I Increasing.
D.'A 3,K. of L.,is increasing in membership,
and by tbe time the July reports come in it is
likely tbat the district will be entitled to two
delegates to tbe next General Assembly, which
takes place at Atlanta. Master Workman Ross,
in speaking of the condition of affairs, said:
"Tbe membership began to fall away from
September 1 to January L and then a very
marked Increase was noted. Tbe local assem
blies that dropped out only contained from 10
to 15 members, and a number of good strong
ones have since been formed and others have
There are several candidates for a seat In the
next G. A among them being Master Work
man Ross and Worthy Foreman O. A. Will
Is on draft at all first-class bars.
TTSSa , FBAUEKHEIM & VilsacxI.
MEETING THE MONKS.
Alumni Association of St. Vincent's
Hare an Interesting Time.
THEX ASSEMBLE AT THE COLLEGE.
A Kumber of Well-Known Priests Ttere,
and What Was Done.
sr. VIKCENrs beer brewed no more
The second annual zneetingof the Alumni
Association of St Vincent's College was
held yesterday afternoon in the college hall
at Beatty, a few miles from Latrobe. Bight
Rev. Bishop Bademacher, the President of
the college, of Nashville, Tenn., was to have
acted as Chairman; but, as he has gone on his
first American pilgrimage this year, he was
unable to be present, as was also the case
with the First Vice President, Ber. Pather
A. A. Wertembaugb, who left last Monday
for Europe. The Second Vice President,
M. B. Plattery, of Albany, N, Y., occupied
the chair in their stead.
Tbe first address was delivered by Mr.
3V. J. Curran, of this city, who spoke.at
considerable length on the subject of Cath
olics' duty to America. He told of the
eminent statesmen and others who had held
positions of trust under tbe Government, who
were Catholics, and who, he stated, were
models. He said it was the duty of every Catholic-born
citizen to be true to the nation,
and by so doing it will show to tbe hostile so
cieties of this conntry that tbey (the Catholics)
are loyal to the United States, and have
ITS WELFAEE AT HEART.
As to the societies to which he made refer
ence, the ancient "Know Nothings" were cited
as an example. He further said that there are
now Catholic societies which are more of a
benefit to America than many other denom
inations. Father J. F, Regis Canevln, of SL Paul's
Cathedral, Pittsburg, then spoke atsomelength
on the subject of "Objects Proper "to tbe
Alumni Association," leaving the discussion
open to other members.
Dr. J. A Oldsbne, of Pittsburg, also spoke on
the early association and recollections such a
meeting should call up. He referred inci
dentally to post-collegiate literary life. After
tbe speaking, which was listened to with rapt
attention, some fine musical selections by tbe
scholars were indulged lu. They were led by
Rev. Father Lewis.
An election of officers for the ensuing year
then took place. Rev. M. J. Ducker. of Erie,
was elected President: Dr. J. A. Oldsbne, First
Vice President: M. B. Flattery, Second Vice
President; Mr. Krutzer, a Baltimore editor.
Treasurer; Rev. H. Ganss, of Milton, Fa., Re
cording Secretary, and W. J. Curran, of Pitts
burg. Corresponding Secretary. They will take
the places ot Rev. Jos. Radmachmer, A. A.
Wertembaugb, Dr. M. B. Flattery, M. P.
Duyer, Prof. J. C. Johnston, W. J. Curran and
Rev. H. S. Ganss.
JUST A LITTLE BALANCE.
The Treasurer then made tbe annnal report,
which showed a balance of $163 63. Other
routine business was then transacted.
The meeting then adjourned to the banquet
hall, where a very excellent and bountiful A
spread was laid. Tbe President-elect took the1
chair at the bead of tbe table. Seated on hi&
right was Dominic Block, O. B. B and on his
left Rev. Father Lachemeler. of Erie. The
responses to tbe toasts were made by RevwM.
J. Decker, Rt. Rev. J. T. Cegls Canevln, , Dr.
J. A. Oldshue, Rev. H. G. Ganss, Prof. i. a
Johnston and Rev. W. S. Kelty. I
A telegram from the Right Rev. Leoflald,
Bishop of North Carolina, was read. TVe con
tents were: "St. Mary's sends greeting to tbe
Alnmni Association of Bt. Vlncenvs Col
On motion of Rev. Father Canlodiji Right
Rev. Bishop Phelan, of Pittsburg, waJ elected
an honorary member by a standing vote.
About 0 guests attended tbe meeting, which
was enjoyed by all and will longberemem
.bered. The Alumni Association was formed
about two years ago, and now has a member
ship of 16a Tbe college now bas about S50
students, who come from all parts of the
United States. y
The college grounds, which are beautifully
situated among the hills of Westmoreland
county, cover an area of over 70S acres. About
ouu acres or tnis is used for farming purposes.
KO JI0EE ST. TIXCEHTS BEEE,
One of tho Few Pure Hevernges to be
Brewed No lUorcForever.
The brewery which was An by the monks of
St. Vincent's College at Biatty, Pa., and which
bas been closed for some time, is not to be put
in operation again, in spite of the popular de
feat of prohibition, according to tbe statement
of one of a party connected with it He stated
that they did not apply jfer a license at tho last
license term of court, fie further stated that
they had had tbe matter of closing it up under
consideration forseveAl years past. The pro
hibitory election, he stated, had nothing what
ever to do with the stepping of the brewery.
When questioned zi to their reason for clos
ing, he said the Benedictine monks bad arrived
at tbe conclusion that it Is not just the kind of
thing to run in connection with a college, but
not that it was detrimental to tbe morals of tbe
faculty or students Jbf tbe college.
According to his Statement they never made
beer for tbe market, but jest sold what they
had no use for themselves. He was asked if
the cause of cldslng down had in anyway
sprung from the fact, as It has been reported,
that It was not a financial success. He em
phatically denlan the report.
When asked what thev intended tnnu th
buildings for In tbo fnture, he said he could not
leu, out wouxufc tuey wouia De put to some
TWOf CHBECH PICNICS.
The One Waf All Fan, bnt the Other Had to
Record nn Accident.
The Rev. l. W. McKay and tbe members of
tbe Sunday school of St. Peter's Protestant
Episcopal Church went for a picnic yesterday
toRockPflnt. There were about 400 people
present, nvostly ladies and children, and tbey
all had apparently enjoyed a delightful day
when thetrain brought tbem Into town last
night. No accident occurred to anybody.
The satne fortune did not attend tbe mem
bers of the Third U. P. Church, homnr
When W.ev. R. T. McCoy arrived at tbe Union
ith his charge from Hulton, where
spent tne day, .miss Atkinson was
B the train into a cab. Tho vonne
d been overcome bv tbe heat 1ut
he party left Hulton, and she fell into
ne case was saiu not to no very serious.
KILLED Bf A TRAIN.
A Mill Man Knocked Dovra Last Night on
the B. 8c O. Railroad.
Abofat 8:15 o'clock last night a west-bound B.
& O. Craln struck Edward O'Connor, who was
walkUig along the track above Second avenue,
opposite tbo Fourteenth ward police station,
knocking him several feet, breaking his arms
and eltlierwise injuring him. He was put in the
patrol wagon and sent to the hospital, but died
on tap way. He was taken to the morgue In
stead! The deceased was IS years of age, was
emplf yed at Moorhead & McCleane's mill and
livedjwith bis parents on Burlington street,
Fourteenth ward. The Coroner will bold an
inquest tbis morning.
SamnaVr Tonr Over the Union Pacific R. R.
Via C iuncil Bluffs and Omaha or Kansas
City. Ail ticket agents sell excursion tick
ets ov r tbe Union Pacific Railroad to Den
ver, C dorado Springs and principal cities
of Col' irado, and to Cheyenne, Wyo., Og
den at d Salt Lake Citv. Utah: the nrincical
points d Montana and Idaho, Portlaud.Ore.,
San F: ancisco, Los Angeles and other Cali
fornia ftWnts. First and second class tickets
one wav are also sold toall tbe points named
above ahd to Tacoma, Seattle and through
out Washington Territory. Four daily
trains th Denver, with "Pullman buffet
sleeping tears, some of which cars start from
Chicago, Jothers from St. Louis, snd are run
to Salt Xiake City, via Denver, Cheyenne
and Ogdk-n. The fastest time ever made
with douSile daily trains across the Conti
nent is noiw in effect on the Union Pacific
Railroad. V Pullman, buffet sleeping and
Pullman toxurist cars are run through, irom,
Council BlJiSs and Omaha and Knmas City
to Portland). Ore.', and San Francisco with
out change.! For rates of fare, maps and
full informaition call on or address H. ,
P-assavantorl Thos. S. Spejr, T. F. and P.
Agts.,,400 Wiped St., Pittsburg. Pa;
WXSSu ,1 j. ,4,.', -a k ,.
WILL SHE MANDFACTUBERS.
A Llvelr Session of tbo American Flints
Yesterday An Increase In Waxes In One
Branch AareCd To.
The proceedings of the convention of the
American Flint Glass Workers' Union, at
Bellaire, 0M yesterday, were unusually inter
esting. A staff correspondent of The Dis
patch sends the following:
Tbe flints have adopted tbe Atlantic City list In
tbe prescription branch, which Is an Increase of 10
per cent over last year's wages. A number of
communications have bem received asking for
the privilege to run through the summer stop,
and all have been denied. Tbe convention bas
decided to bring suits against the bottle manufac
turers for the money owed tbe apprentices who
came out during tbe strike or 1883. The amount
owed tbcm Is $J,0CO.
Tbe list agreed on in the conference of tbe
chimney branch bas been adopted by tbe conven
tion. Strong resolutions have alio been adopted
condemning tbe recent importation or lorclzn
glass workers, and tbe delegates have pledged the
financial support of tbe union to convict the per
Tho following telegram, giving a routine re
port ot the day's session, was received at this
office last evening:
The third day of the Flint Glass Workers' Con
vention Indicates that the rest and recreation they
are to take to-morrow In the excursion to Chip
pewa is very opportune. Tbli has been a stormy
day, and bas been wholly occupied In bearing
grievances and tne dlicusslon of the admittance
oi ine Donemians. borne or the grievances pro
voked so much animated dljcu.ilon as to result In
the bitterest kind of feeling, which was choked
off for a time by referrln g the matter to tbe Griev
ance Committee The Bohemians were not ad
mitted, because tbey are not organized, or, rather,
they were admitted upon condition that they thor
Th convention now wears a more serious as
pect than was looked for by the leaders, floneor
the committees have reported, but the shade
makers are determined not to yield and the con
vention will sustain them. Anew trouble bas
sprung up tn a proposition to reduce tbe number
or each In opalescent ware. A large number of
amendment to tbe constitution have been pro
posed, among them are some limiting cutters and
mold makers to &3 hours Tor a week; limiting ap
prentices to one for each five pots, and to refn.e
to work molds made by non-union labor. Tbe
one to allow S300 or 11,030 upon tbe death of a mem
ber will be adopted.
DEATH OP JOHN E. STEEL
One of the Pioneer Residents! of Western
Pennsylvania Die Very Suddenly.
John R. Steel died at bis residence, 4516 Fifth
avenue, of heart disease, last night at 9 o'clock.
His death was very sudden, but not entirely
unexpected, as he bad been ailing for a day or
Mr. Steel was born at Bury-ln-Furness, Lan
cashire, England, July a, 1811, and had passed
his 78th birthday the day preceding his death.
He came to the United States in 1819, and with
bis parents at once settled in Pittsburg. In his
cany mauuwu u8 went u Armstrong connty.
where he remained more than 30 years
engaged in active business pursuits. Re
turning to this city he retired from the cares of
business, and with his family lived In retire
ment nntil his death. In Armstrong county
Mr. Steel took a vlgorons part in politics, and
for many years was one of tbe most influential
features, not only In his own connty, but in
Western Pennsylvania politics. He was a gen
tleman of wide and varied Information, a most
engaging conversationalist and a clear, incisive
wnter on subjects to which he had given any
His wife preceded him to the grave years ago,
and his son, John F. Steel, cashier of the Free
bold Bank, and several daughters, one of them
being tbe wife of John M. Anderson, Select
Councilman from tbe Fourteentb ward, sur
vive him. Mr. Steel was the eldest brother of
Mrs. Elizabeth Magee. who died earlier In the
year, and uncle of F.M., C.L. and W. A. Ma
gee. UNION PE0HIB1T0KI IEA0UEES.
Eminent Speaker for the Temperance
Mas Meeting This Morning.
A mass meeting of tbe friends ot temper
ance will be held in Lafayette Hall at 10 o'clock
this morning. Wellington E. Loucks, of Phila
delphia, Secretary of the Union Prohibitory
League of Pennsylvania, will address the
meeting. A. C. Rankin, J. E. Shaw, H. Samp
son, James M. Nevln. J. R. Johnston, Rev. I.
N. Hays, D. L McGill and B. C. Christy, Esq.,
compose tbe committee of arrangements.
The constitution of the Union Prohibitory
Leaguelof Allegheny, as published sometime
since, will be submitted for adoption. The
constitution has alreadv several hnndred slim.
ers among local temperance advocates, and it
is expected that several hundred more signa
tures will be secured at to-day's meeting.
It is expected tbat a large audience will be
present at the convention.
THE PLUM NOT FOE HIM.
Chancellor GofT Disappointed In tbe Coast
and Geodetic Sorvej Appolnmrnr.
Chancellor Goff was seen by a Dispatch
reporter last evening and said that he of course
was somewhat disappointed at not receiving
the appointment from the President of the
Superintendency of the Coast and Geodetic
Survey; but it would make no difference in
anv of his arrangements. He said that the ap
pointment of Mr. Thomas C. Mendenball, of
Terre Haute, to the position was probably be
cause he had a more intimate acquaintance
with tbe President and lives near bis borne.
He has been connected with the Rose Poly
technic Institute, of Terre Haute, for some
time, so tbat he is in the same line of study as
Tbe Chancellor's petition to the President
for the position, gotten np by his friends, was
signed by nearly every politician and promi
nent man in this section: but, notwithstanding
this, the President gave the position to Mr.
THE INJUNCTION GEANTED.
An Important Addendum Betting the Wire
The statement recently published In these
columns and credited to the Cleveland JPlatn
dealer was. It seems, erroneous in one import
ant particular. Speaking of tbat article, bear
ing upon the suit of Henry Roberts and others
against the American wire Company, Mr.
George T. Oliver, of this city, says:
This article was evldtntly inspired bv the de
fendants, and Is calculated to mislead the public.
It states plainly that In the late argument the de
fendants succeeded "In killing all efforts to secure
an Injunction," whereas, in reality, the Court
granted the Injunction, as will be seen from a
clipping ft-om tbe Nashville American, published
the day after the argument of the case before
J udge Jackson at Nasbrllle.
It Was a Scorcher.
Yesterday was hotter than the day before,
and the consumption of beverages was enor
mous, though people kept in the shade and did
as little moving as possible. Tbe thermometer
ranged in the vicinity of W, but the breeze
helped to make life more tolerable than It
otherwise would have been. Men in mills suc
cumbed and street car horses suffered greatly.
A man named A. B. Cohen fell on Smltbfiefd
street. In front of the Central Hotel, but re
storatives being at band he was soon put into
tolerably good shape again. ,
'la PERLA del FUUAR,
Celebrated Clear Havana Key West Cigars.
For sale in Pittsburg at
Hotel Dnqnesne, Hotel Anderson.
St. Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel.
Union Depot Eestaurant,
John Lauler. 3799 Fifth ave.
x-eter a. uanster, 35 Frankstown ave.
John F. Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.
Peter Weber, 76 Wylle ave.
John C. 8trout), 25 Union st.
' 5 T Ha8an.' 609 Smithfield st.
Neville Bayley, 405 Smithfield at.
J. K. Derr, 400 Market st,
P. C. Duffy. 640 Grant st
E. F. Rusch, 3716 Forbes st.
Linhart, Bald & Co., 411 Smithfield st.
Charles Ebie, 6009 Penn ave.
C. F. Kirkendale, Mouongahela Home.
Theo. E. Ehrig, 3610 Fifth ave.
John Gamble 1119 Bingham st.
miiJiS'?ckey "01 Penn ave.
A i.' f.,.' OCJ oniunheld st
G. W. Schmidt. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
75c, 81 and 81 US-Black India Silk.
Extra good values in each quality.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Give It a l-rlal.
During the contamination of our river
water people should drink Baeuerlein beer:
it is wholesome, nutritious and ordered for
Invalids. Delivered in wood or glass to all
parts of the two cities. Telephone 1016V.
Hnndred of Paresol. still H-re.
The prices on them are making them go.
Come this week.
JOS. HORNS & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Here' Year Chancs.
For one week only cabinet photos 89o per
dozen; bring the lauily at once. Lies'
popular gallery,' 10 asd 12 Sixth it.
IT WAS MAGNIFIED,
But Serious Enough So Far as Sev
eral Men Were Concerned.
A SJIASH-UP OK THE P. & C. S. B. B.,
And it Was Uncomfortably Close to the
High Bridge, Injuring
A C0NDUCT0E.EXGINEEE AND LABOBEES
"What might, by a very slight shift of
scene, have been a terrible accident, oc
curred yesterday afternoon on the Pittsburg
and Castle Shannon Railway, near High
Bridge, a structure about 100 feet from the
ground, in the center. At the same time it
might be stated that the accident would not
have accurred on the bridge, for it was a
collision of a gravel train and another of
coal cars, and had tbey approached each
other so as to meet on the bridge there wonld
have been a chance to see in time to avert
The High Bridge Near Which It Happened
disaster. As it was, the trains met on a con
siderable curve, the ground on each side be
ing densely wooded, and the foliage ob
structing the view.
The trains came together about 200 yards
this side of the bridge, and though some
half a dozen men were injured, one of them
possibly fatally, the wreck did not amount to
much, and the track was
CLEAEED IJT A COUPLE OP HOUBS.
Passengers on the outgoing 5.30 p. H. train
could not go, as .there were no working loco
motives this side' of the bridge. Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. Ramsey were on their way to their country
seat and they footed it, apparently none the
worse for wear except that they were consider
The report that the trains had gone over the
bridge drew a large concourse of people. No
one seemed abl to explain why the trains col
lided, or who was responsible therefor.
The Injured were John Seibel. a passenger
conductor, serving on the gravel train yester
day, and who lives at Castle Shannon; Henry
Heuther, an engineer, residence Reflectorville:
John Kunkle, who lives at the same place, and
some Italian laborers whose names could not
be learned, though one was said to be Delum.
The orthography may be off, as no one seemed
to know how to spell the name. One known as
WAS HUET INTERNALLY,
possibly fatally. He was taken to the Homeo
pathic Hospital. Some said his name was
Delum, and others said It wasn't. He was too
badly hurt to tell It. Heuther had his ankle
I By 7 o'clock tbe road was clear, but tbere was
so much demoralization that no business was
being done. Off toward Castle Shannon there
was,much whistling of locomotives, hut the of
ficials of tbe road didn't seem to know when
schedule time would be resumed.
High Bridge Is about three miles from the
city, about half way to Castle Shannon. Some
M years ago there was another bridge crossing
Sawmill run, starting at an acuta angle from
tbe north end of the present bridge. That
bridge has been taken down. At the time men
tioned a train of coal cars jumped tbe oldstruc
ture and dropped sheer 104 feet. Two brothers
were crushed to pulp in that accident.
Hendbicks & Co., 68 Federal st, Alle
gheny, lead in good work and low prices.
Cabinets, 1 a dozen. siTWlhs
All lovers of the delicacies of the table
use Angostura Bitters to secure a good di
gestion ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Handsome Printed Cballis, new work, 15c
Dark Ground Domestic Chains. 10c.
All-wool Cballis, choice effects.
White Ground Challis, GJo and up.
Scotch styles wide Zephyrs and fancy Ging
hams only 20c a yard.
Very choice new work in Ginghams at 10c
Wide printed Cottons, in light and dark
grounds, 8c, 10c and 12Kc
Styllsh Satines. in fancy French, 20c and 25c.
Bargains in Lace Stripes and Plaid Muslins,
suitable for Aprons. Children's Dresses and
Wrappers, 6c, 8c, 12)4c, 15c to 25c
27-inch Hemstitched Embroideries, choice
patterns, selling at 50c 65c and 75c
45-Inch Flounclcgs, special values, 75c and SL
75c a yard for best grade of India Silks.
Low prices made on Mohairs.
Low prices made on Fancy Dress Goods.
Low prices made on Silk Goods.
Children's White Suits and Wash TJrejsM
all reduced In price.
Ladies' Ginghams and Satme Suits, neat and
dressy, 5, to and $3.
Wool Suits for Traveling Costumes, 110, 812,
SIS and 120,
BIBER I EASTDN,
605 AND 607 MARKET ST.
PURE WINES and LIQUORS
FOR MEDICINAL USE.
California Wines at 50c per quart.
Imported. Liquors and Cordials at
Finest Old "Whiskies in "Western Penn
sylvania at same prices others are selling.
H3 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY.
VICTORIA-TO PREVENT SICKNESS IN
your family keep the Victoria Natural
Mineral Water, imported direct to this' city
irom near sas. uermany, by Major C. W.
. neudordarsoy mall or
Iff FAV0B OF'HAEJiOSY.
Tho Nw Republican Connty Committee ta)
be Named Saturday Both Faction
United and No Trouble Feared. '
The committee of nine of the Allegheny1
County Kepublican Committee will meet
to-morrow afternoon to examine the lists of
representatives appointed for the different
precincts, and prepare a report to the gen
eral body, which will meet on Saturday
afternoon. There are 250 places to fill un
der the new rule, and one representative
from each district has been at work lor over
a week selecting -delegates to fill the un
represented districts. This will increase
the membership of the Kepublican County
Committee from 80 to 330.
The new list has cot yet been completed,
but there seems to be a disposition on the
part of all the members for harmony, and
the bitter fight of a few weeks ago, when
"Quay" and "Magee" delegates wero set up,
will not likely be repeated, as all tbe member
seem to be working in tbe interest of tbe Re
publican party in tbo county withont regard
to factional fights. One member from each
district bas the power to fill out the unrepre
sented precincts in his district, but the ma
jority ot tho sub-committee may object to tbe
appointment of some of the men and their re
port may be reversed by the general committeo
at the meeting on Saturday.
As the "Magee" faction, as it has been
called, is in tbe majority, tbe committee may
make some material changes in the lists pre
pared, but several leading members who were
spoken to last evening do not anticipate any
trouble Botb sides want harmony, and tbcie
will undoubtedly be harmony.
One of the impurtant announcements tbat
will be made at the meeting of the general
body will be tbe appointment of a campaign
committee ot nine. Chairman Porter has the
power to appoint, and, when be was seen
last evening, said: "I have not com
pleted the list and so far have made only two
appointments. I will not make tbe others un
til I have consulted with tbe members of tha
committee. We mnst have a good campaign
committee, and 1 will be very carefnl tn my se
lection, as we do not want any trouble in tha
party, and all must pull together. I have ap
pointed Colonel Thomas M. Bayne and Will
iam Flinn. Tbe other seven will be appointed
Iron City Beer
Brewed by Frauenheim & Vilsack is the
best in the market. Pure, wholesome and
JDB. HDRNE & CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
BUSIER AND BUSIER.
That's the way it has be'en thus far this July.
French Satines, tbis morning, at 15c a yard
The 33c kind, this season's styles.
The 45o "Anderson" Finest Scotch tiinghamS
in high novelties are now 25c a yard here.
The 25cv, quality fine American Ginghams ara
now 15c here.
More of the Printed Lawns at 5c; the yard
wide Satines at 8c; tbe Standard Prints at 4c;
the 12 Ginghams at 6c
Over in Wool Dress Goods aisle sea the new
patterns in French Cballis; the Challl Mohairs
at 25c; the fancy Mohairs at 25c; tbe 11 and SI 25
Frencn Summer Dress Goods at 50c a yard; the
all-wool Debeiges, SSc, 50c and 60c; the 50-inch
Plaid and Striped Fine Wool Suitings at SI: the
Mohair Mixtures at 35c; the Cream Albatross
at 40c; the Cream Flannel Suitings at 50c; the
fancy Scotch Shirting and Suiting Flannels at
25c and at 50c
The cheapest way to buy Ribbons the lot
we have in are of odd lengths plain colors
The Summer Hats sailors and other shapes.
at 25c; the stylish trimmed Bonnets and Hats
patterns at S3.
Parasols $10 50 ones at S3 50 !
The Cambric and Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Bacquesttbe Summer Corsets; tbe
Traveling Bags and Chatelaine Bags.
The new fancy Lisle Thread Stockings at 50c;
the "fast black" Cotton Stockings at 25c, far
better than usual.
The new style Blazer Jackets for Ladies; tbe
"mark downs" in Summer Cloth Jackets; tha
Long Wraps and Dusters, tor travelers; tha
all kinds of Summer Suits for Ladles and
Children; tbe Flannel and Silk Blouse Waists,
$1 and upward.
Then, the Curtain Room bargains; Curtains
and Lace Bed Sets: also the Embroideries and
Flouncing Laces; the Fish Net Draperies,
Silks Silks Silks we never have sold "so
many as now never so good at tha prices as
now; Buy them now, ot course.
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