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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1889.
of looking solely to his numbeV of boxes and
getting out of tares shestsof clus as many cuts
as tbo demand) for sizes would warrant. The
judgment of the cutter, which Is thus final as
to the work of gatherer, flattener and,
blower, might thus have been made
to lean toward his fellow employes, and, as it
would bring them more wages, to lean lrom tbo
manufacturer to just that extent.
IT TOOK A DAY AND A HALF.
The manufacturers' element in the conven
tion prevailed, However, after one and a half
days of earnest discussion on the part of the
delegates. The method by which those in
favor of the Chambers plan (by the box) pre
vailed finally, was to declare the quality per
centage plan unconstitutional.
One quite important resolution, favorable to
the worker and against the manufacturer, was
adopted. It provides that hereafter no flat
tener be allowed to flatten for more than four
pots, or that there be allowed three flatters to
each ten-pot furnace. They have been here
tofore allowed only two flatteners to each ten
pot furnace: so that, by the new arrangement,
the manufacturer will have to hire SO per cent
more help in such cases.
Another matter of general interest, but
which has not j et been disposed of, is the asso
ciation's proposed insurance feature It came
before the convention, was discussed and
strongly opposed. Many of the window glass
workers already belong to secret beneficial or
ganizations, giving them policies on their lives,
and they did not feel that an additional assess
ment of II for each three deaths in their labor
organization should be levied on them, the
benefit, in case of death, being 1.000. Because
of these objections, a motion prevailed to refer
the matter back to the committee for revision.
AS TO THOSE BICH TANKS.
Probably no matter that came before the
convention was of more widespread importance
to the trade than a resolution, which was in
troduced, discussed and finally sat down upon
by the predomincnt clement, and which pro
Tided that all :ank furnace proprletois pay all
their employes 10 per cent more waces than the
same classes of employes receive for working
at pot furnaces. As to how great the ramifica
tions of this movement were, and how much
stronger its opponents were, the narration of a
few facts will serve to illustrate. The limita
tions of the windowglass industry in the East
ern district (New Jersey and Maryland),
and the Northern district (New York and
Northeastern Pennsylvania), have been
such that the Association has here
tofore conceded the manufacturers in
those districts a scale of wages 10 per cent
lower than that prevailing in the western
district, which includes Pittsburg, Jcannette
and all places west thereof. Indeed, those
Eastern and Northern manufacturers could
hardly make ends meet and pay the Western
scale. With this fact in view, and because it
bad been demonstrated that the enormous
Sroportionate output of the" tank furnaces at
eannette would enable them to crush out all
weak window glass competitors i. e., those
weaker than Pittsburg boasts of the Northern
and Eastern delegates, and many who sympa
thized with them, pushed this scheme "for 10
per cent additional wages from tank furnaces
to equalize matters. But it wouldn't work.
The Chambers A -McKee element andfolloncrs
had already gained complete control of tbo
convention, and they held it, so that it now re
mains only a question of survival of the fittest
as between the great tank furnace and its
KADICAI, AITEENTICESlIir CHANGES
No question of all those that came before
the convention except possibly the kindred
one of importations of labor has attracted
more attention than the apprenticeship tan
gle. The lack of blowers here due to this
very shortage of apprentices was, indeed, the
cause of the alleged violation of Federal lavs
on the part of the association. No the aporen-
tkscship question, with its half dozen or more
knotty problems, is still troubling the conven
tion. Several planb are suggested as affording
remedies, cither partial or, complete. One is to
allow the sons and brothers of the tradesmen
at present employed to be taken in as appren
tices at the age of 14 cars, instead of 1C. years
as heretofore. The advantage of this plan,
which is heartily favored by President Camp
bell as a wise one, is that it will not hold an
apprentice down to be a mere gatherer's as
sistant until he is 19 years of age, as hereto
fore, but will present him at 17 ears of age as
a finished and competent gatherer, ready to
begin learning the blower's trade.
Another plan is to increase the maximum of
apprentices b) CO per cent, and thus insure the
balancing of suppl) and demand within a few
years. Heretofore apprentices to gatherers
only have been allowed as beginners, and the
proportion of even these has been so very
email that the growth of the bus'ness (10 per
cent a J ear) and its demands have far out
KECKUITS TO THE HANKS
of finished workmen. Indeed, so great has
been this discrepancy that over SO percent of
the blowers on American foot benches to-day
are foreigners men who were born and learned
their trade In cither England, France, Belgium
or Germany. President Campbell recognizes
this sad condition of affairs as regards home in
dustry, and has often called the attention of bis
fellow craftsmen to the need of a radical rem
edy. He favors the GO per cent increase in
number of apprentices not only, but suggests
and urges that green hands be apprenticed to
blowers as well as to gatherers, and that the
tra de begin at both ends of the string to educate
competent home workmen. In this reform
President Campbell has the almost undivided
support of the trade, except as to the degree or
extent of the reform. The blowers, nf course,
or most of them, while leeling that the present
20 per cent recruiting process which only
ripens once in three years, shouM bo made
more liberal, are loath to go as far toward sup
planting tbeir own craft as some of the work
ers who arc not blowers, yet who sec the need
of more of them. As above stated, however,
this whole apprenticeship question is still
pending, and may, indeed, have a tendency to
still further prolong the convention.
The convention yesterday took the very
radical course of not only condemning Joseph
L. Evans and Homer L. McGaw for antagon
izing its chief officials, but of instructing the
delegates from L. A. 300 to the General As
sembly, Knights of Labor, to vote and work for
the expulsion of the two gentlemen named
from the order. One of its delegates is always
President Campbell, and he will undoubtedly
obey the association's instructions in this re
spect. Other resolutions adopted in the same
line are as follows:
THE BOYCOTTING BErOLTJTIONS.
Whereas, It lias come to pasi that X.. A. 300, K.
ofL., Window Ulass Workers, have had occasion
to use the benefit or the universal federation of
labor In order to protect the interests of li. A. 300
and its members; and
Whereas, The course pursued by the officers of
I.. A. 300 was in our opinion light arid proper and
the only one open to them if they bad the Interest
of the organization at heart: and
Whereas, The actions of the officers orij. A. 300
have been severely criticised and condemned by
certain people whose motives may or may not be
plain to the general public: and
Whereas, Two certain alleged labor papers
published In this city have Joined in the hue and
cry against our officers with motives actuating
tbem which it were best not to mention: and
Wheri-as, One of these papers, which was In no
wav affected by the action referred to. but chose
to nil Itscolumns with contemptible editorials on
the officers of L. A. 300 and the apprentice laws of
l!i same without em miillnf. mm 1ti-.tlfrtlnn
or Inquiry of the officers of the organization.
mercuj irjnijc u icar uown a laDor organization
in thceyes or kindred organizations; Ve It
ItcsoHed, That we offer our condolence to a
paper which once stood In the front of all labor
papers, when Its Illustrious editor was alive, but
which his since drgeneratcu-untll It is known to
day as a labor paper without a union man on It,
exrept the printers. JSe It further
Itesolved. That as another paper, vthlch alms to
represent the glass trade by the pen or men who
are disowned by 1.. A 300, though once Its officers,'
has sought to gain come cheap notoriety bv the
same questionable method, we desire to go "upon
record In the statement that the paper re
ferred to. driven from Its original ter
ritory by Us peculiar hallucinations
and settling down In l'lttsburg tempo
rarlly.hoplng to dazzle the organized workmen or
this vicinity. Is In no sense recognized by
L. A. 300 or Its members, but that we regard both
It and the other paper In their present attitude to
ward the association as enemies of organized
labor who are given to pernicious slander, and
are unfit to be read by union men who have re
gard for their honor as such, lie It further
Itesolved. That we as Individuals withdraw our
support from all persons who advertise in the
columns of either paper, after giving said parties
a proper notice of the same.
Ilave Not Landed Yet The Atlantic City
Convention Determined to nave Them
Sent Dack A Letter From New York.
A letter was received yesterday from New
York by Homer L. McGaw in regard to the SO
green bottle blowers. Prom that letter there
appears to be some doubt whether the men
actually sailed or not. Mr. McGaw stated:
It appears that a Western bottle manufacturer
bad engaged an emigrant agent In New York to
procure sufficient green bottle blowers from Ger
many to run their factory, claiming thai tbe Gov
ernment having permitted the Window Associa
tion to bring English blowers to Jcannette with
out Interference, that the same privilege should
be accorded the manufacturers. The prompt
action of the secretary of the Treasury and the
United States District Attorney at Pittsburg in
complying with the wishes or the Trades Council
of Western Pennsylvania fcran Investigation In
the Jeannette matter, has caused the Importers to
call a halt. A cablegram has been sent to Ger
many countermanding the order to ship the men
until the decision of the Secretary of the Treasury
Is mads, but whether It reached Germany befor
the men had sailed is not definitely known.
The concluding paragraph of the letter re
ceived by Mr. McGaw is as follows:
The working people of New York are fully aware
of the gravity or the situation, and trust that the
Trades Council will be .uccessful In its efforts to
secure an Interpretation of the alien contract
labor law that will prevent the further Importa
tion or foreign labor, cither by labor unions or
manufacturers. We look forward with feelings of
the gravest apprehension If the window glass
workers are sustained In the position they have
taken, to wit: That a trades union can Import
alien labor while a manufacturer cannot, for. ir
so sustained, the alien contract labor law will be
come a dead letter, as the manufacturers will con
test successfully in the courts their right to the
same privilege accorded to any other cljss or citi
zens. The men who are expected to be coming over
,m airi tn nmA from Germany, and are sup-
'posed to have been sent for by De Steiger's. of
laLalle, wis. iMicompinT ua i
running a non-union factory, but the firm lost
the men last spring, when all of them left to
work at Colorado Springs. Onthls accountDe
Steiger was compelled to look around for fresh
men. and, as it is supposed he snt to Germany
lor them, me green doiuo mowers woubki
mincd,1o prevent their landing.
A LIVELY SESSION.
The Flints Discuss tbo Contract Labor Law
A Strong Resolution Passed Denoun
cing It Wages to be Increased.
The flint glass workers at their convention in
Bellaire had a lively session yesterday,
which continued until late at night.
The Shade Committee reported, making con
siderable changes In their list A portion of
the report was so ambiguous that it had to be
referred back: but the balance was adopted.
The iron mold branch was also changed con
siderably and adopted, but both reports
brought'out considerable discussion, and the
shade men did not get all Indorsed that they
The reduction of officers' salaries is to be
voted on to-night and will probably fail.
The convention without a dissenting voice
adopted a long preamble, setting forth the
sentiment of the flint glassworkers in favor
of the strict enforcement of the Government
contract labor law prohibiting the importation
of contract labor from foreign countries and
denouncing in unqualified terms the laxity of
the proper authorities in prosecuting violators
of this law and
Itesolved. That the American Flint Glass Work
ers' Convention hereby authorizes the Executive
Board, in eonjuctlon with the national officers,
to take such steps as Is deemed advisabls by them
,n h Inn this nitHlInn In Ih. allnnHnn nf triA hi
retaryof the Treasury and Insist upon havlnzU
roper aueuuon. so mai we may nacrnam 11 i.
loerlinger, at V bite Mills, or anv other manu
facturer, have violated the contract labor law, and
it Is further
Itesolved, That If sufficient evidence be found to
warrant a prosecution the officers named shall
proceed in such course.
This paper was received with enthusiasm
and was heartily indorsed by the whole con
vention. The Pressed Ware Committee to-nichtwill re
port a reduction in moves on opalescent ware,
which vill amount to a practical advance in
wages of more than 10 per cent, but it is not
certain that tbo convention will indorse it.
GREEN GLASS WORKERS.
They Decide 10 Consolidate the Eastern and
The following telegram was received last
night from Atlantic City:
The green bottle b'owcrs' convention to-dav re
ceived the report of the Joint committee which
vi as appointed yesterday to reconsider the matter
urthe consolidation orthe two districts. The two
conventions have practically adopted the report
or tbo committee and appointed a committee to
perfect the plans of consolidation as proposed In
the resolution presented by th,e committee to-day.
As soon as the plans are completed a conference
will be held by delegates fruni both 149 and Its, at
which the two organizations will be made one, the
l'resldent elected to have Jurisdiction over both
sections of tbe country now covered by the two
The result of the work to-day Is delighting the
delegates or both sides to-night. As soon as the
convention of 13 convened tuis afternoon a rep
resentative from Altou. in., read from The 1)18
xmtch an article on the proposed Importation or
30 non-union green bottle blowers to take the
place or union men at work in Liballc, 111. He
also made a vigorous speech in denunciation or
the outrage or importing foreign labor generally,
and concluded with a set of resolutions denounc
ing James OnupbeU, President or the Window
Olassworkers' Association, ror Instituting the
practice, and branding the present proposed Im
portation as an outrage upon labor In the United
The present conventions will adjourn with the
sets of officers who will have charge until the
joint convention is neld later in the vear. The
Campbell resolutions are said to be pushed by the
l'lttsburgcrs hers, but they decline to be inter
viewed. THE D. A. MEETING.
An Important Quarterly Session of tbo K.
of L. to Begin To-Dny.
The third quarterly meeting of D. A. 3, K. of
L., will convene to-day and will be tbe most im
portant session of the year. It will not be as
large a convention as nsual, owing to the falling
off in membership, but tome very important
matters are to be considered in addition to the
election of a delegate to the General Assembly
which will be beldn Atlanta, Ga., next fall.
Two years ago the district had four repre
sentatives in tbe Minneapolis Convention, rep
resenting over 11,000 members. Last year at
Indianapolis they bad two delegates, repre
senting about 6.00Q. This year the membership
is not quite 4,000, and tbe district is only en
titled to one delegate. There arc onlv two
(candidates for tbe position, and the fight will
likely bs a verv bitter one. The candidates
are Master Workman ltoss and Worthy fore
man O. A. Williams.
Three locals held meetings last night, and
were addressed by Master Workman Ross,
who gave advice to the members as to what
they should instruct their delegates to the D.
A. to do. Meetings were held by L. A. 6875 of
installment agents and collectors, 1536V of box
makers, and 1CW0. machinery molders. The
latter local re-elected the present officers for
the next six months and installed them. This
local is increasing in strength.
THEIR ANNUAL MEETING.
Window Glass Owners Slay Ask tbe DIcn
to Work for Leas Wages.
Secretary William Loeffler went to New York
last night to attend the annual meeting of the
Window Glass Manufacturers' Association.
One pf tbe features of the meetings is the re
ports and election of officers. Mr. Loeffler sup
posed the present officers would be re-elected.
He said the trade was fair at present, out noth
ing extra. He didn't know what would come
up for consideration at the meeting, and tbe
settlement of the time forresuminsr operations
was purely a quest.on of wages. He was sure
they would not be advanced, and if anything
reduced, and be believed the men with the
present condition of the trade would consent
to a reduction.
THE HUNGARIAN'S FUNERAL.
3,000 Homestead Striker Tarn Oat to Pay
Their Lnst Respects.
A special train of ten cars was sent up over
the Pittsburg, McKeesport and Youghiogheny
Hailroad yesterday morning to convey the
funeral of John Elker, tbe Hungarian who was
killed on tbe Pittsburg, Virginia and Charles
ton Railroad on Monday. As bas been stated.
Elker war a member of tbe Amalgamated
Association, and-took an active and earnest
part in tbe late strike at Homestead. He went
without sleep for five days to help guard the
gate of the mill. Three thousand men. em
ployes of the Homestead mill, marched from
tbe train to tbe Braddock Cemetery where tbe
interment took place.
MR, PHIPPS IS PLEASED.
Nothing In Ike World to illnr the Late Set
dement nt Homestead. "
Chairman Abbott, of Carnegie, Phipps ffcCo.,
said yesterday that the Homestead mill would
go on double turn Friday or Saturday. A tele
gram was received at tbe office of tbe firm from
Henry Phipps, Jr., saving that be was glad that
the matter bad been settled.
Ex-Secretary Botsford Engaged.
E. P. Botstord, ex-secretary of the defunct
coke syndicate and lately manager for the
Leisenrings, has been appointed secretary and
treasurer of tbe Shenandoah Furnace Com
pany, of Roanoke, Va. Tho company he rep
resented was bonghtlby tho H. C. Frick Coke
Company, which left him without a position.
Two More Firms feign.
Two more Arms have signed the Amalgamat
ed Association scale. They are Jennings,
Beale fc Co., a sheet iron company, whose
works are located at Leecbburg, and Phillips,
Nimlck & Co.. who signed for tbeir upper mill,
tbe Clinton, formerly operated by Graff, Ben
nett & Co.
They Didn't Reach Ir. -
It was stated that D. A. 1030 K. of L, iron
molders. would bold a meeting last night to
consider a change in the by-laws, providing for
a benefit clause, but at 10 o'clock Mr. Ross
stated that tho meeting bad not completed
routine business and none other would be
Old City Hall Nicely Metamorphosed
for the B. P.O. Elks.
THIRD ANNUAL BEUNION OPENED.
Two Business Sessions So Hot Draw Large
Kninbers of Visitors. .
BIG CK0WDS EXPECTED HERE TQ-DAX
A primeval forest is so congenial to elks
that it cannot be wondered at that every
Elk who entered Old City Hall yesterday
felt perfectly at home. All the profuse lux
uriance of a deep and dark wood has been
so cleverely imitated in miniature that the
effect is really beautiful.
The local lodge of Elks has been promis
ing that the preparations for the third an
nual reunion of the national representatives
of the Benev olent Protective Order of Elks
wonld far excel those for any previous gath
ering. If everything has been done as
thoroughly and with as much taste as the
decoration of the reunion headquarters the
whole session bids fair to be a howling suc
cess. Old City Hall is a sylvan poem. At the
back of the stage is a magnificent life-size
picture of a magnificent elk, poising- himself
upon a huge promonotory, with a fiery sun
set in the background throwing the animal
into strong relief. There could not have
been a more clever central piece than this
fine piece of brush work, and Scenic Artist
Johnson, of l the Academy, who is
the artist, has made a big hit
with the counterfeit presentment of the
King of the Forest The effect sought for is
further carried out by the use of small, up
right trees and potted plants masking in
the painted center piece. Running down to
both sides of the stage are masses of vines
and foliage, and in this umbrageous sur
rounding is posted the Pittsburg Orchestra
of SO men, conducted by tbe veteran Prof.
Weiss. The front of the stage is covered with
rare exotics and more foliage, and tho perma
nent officers and Grand Lodge members occupy
places near where tbe footlights ought to be.
The main body of the ball is
with streamers of laurel and bunting, and tHe
general effect is many degrees' in advance of
anything ever attempted in Old City Hall, and
reflects great credit upon the Committee of
Arrangements, ot which Hon. M. B. Lemon is
The large delegations did not arrive yester
day as expected, bat all sent telegrams an
nouncing that they were en route. The Elks
who were here, however, did not let a little
thing like small attendance affect their
energy or capacity for enjoyment, and the
whole daywas devoted to getting well acquaint
ed and discussing Elk lore. Then being no
pellucid streams or limpid pools to reflect the
visage of the Elks, other fluids were called
into requisition. Vhe Elks are jolly and they
don't care who knows it. After dinner had
been enjoyed, the first session of the reunion
commenced at 2t) o'clock with music by the
orchestra. Each Elk was armed with a ticket
adopted by the Committee of Arrangements ir.
order to avoid confusion. The ticket will be an
"open sesame" to all features of tbe reunion.
Upon schedulo time Brother McClellan, Ex
alted Ruler of Pittsburg Lodge No. 11, called
the convention to orderln a short speech, con
sisting of well-chosen sentences of welcome in
which Mr. McClellan managed to blow tbe
trumpet of the Gas City very neatly. Ho was
loudly cheered, and the assembled Elks sang
an ode v ith a dittyeccompaniment in a strange
if not barbarous lingo. This seemed to afford
unctuous joy to the participants. Prayer was
then eloquently offered by Grand Chaplain
Rev. Henry G. Perry, of Chicago, Rev. Mr.
Perry is a man of eminence in bis profession'
and also in secret society work. He is rector
Rev. Senru O. Perry, D. D Chaplain of
of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church ot
Chicago, and Exalted Ruler of Chicago Lodge
No. i. His election as Grand Chaplain of the
1!. P. O. Elks Grand Lodge took place in
New York last Wednesday. Rev. Mr.
Perry is a noted man in Masonry, having
been Prelate of a score of commanderies, and
maintaining membership In at least a dozen
chapters and lodges. He is a 32d degree man.
HIS EXALTED BIKTU.
He is tall and floe-looking, and a pair of
English mutton-chop whiskers give him a still
more distinguished appearance. He is a native
of Philadelphia and a lineal descendant of
Commodore Oliver H. Perry, who put the En
glish navy to confusion in tho famous Lake
Erie naval engagement. Dr. Perry served as
chaplain athe memorial service at Cleveland,
O. when Commodore Perry's statue was un
veiled. Tbe scope of his religions duties bas
included rectorship in all portions of America
and missionary work among Pacific Islanders.
He has been a graceful contributor in poetic
and prose lines to various journals and keeps
open bouse In Chicago to men of mark. Dur
ing Bishop Kerf oo's incumbency ot the Pitts
burg Diocese. Dr. Ferry preached on several
occasions ac Trinity and St. Peter's churches.
He is a leading spirit of the present reunion.
Dr. J. P.' McCord, Esteemed Leading Knight
of Pittsburg Lodge No. 11. followed Dr. Perry
in an introductory address, which was very
cordially received. Clarence Burleigh, Esq.,
of the Pittsburg Bar, delivered a graceful ad
dress of welcome, to which Dr. Simon Quinlin,
Exalted Grand Ruler of the li. P. O. Elks, re
sponded. Mr. Burleigh said:
Allow me to discharge an exceedingly pleasant
duty In behalf or this community and Pittsburg
Lodge No. 11, in bidding you heartily welcome to
the city orFittsburjr. 1 assure you we area
pliable people, l'lttsbure always welcomes a
siranger warmiy, out 10 your organization, whose
TO KELP THE SICK
and succor the suffering, we bid you more than a
hearty welcome and bid yon God speed In your
noble work. We throw open wide foryonr recep
tion tbe sates of the State or Allegheny.
Dr. Quinlln's response, though brief, was
dignified and polished, and expressed tbe
thanks of tbe visiting Elks to the citizens of
Hon. Thomas J. Barry, of Boston Lodge of
Elks, was then unanimously chosen Permanent
Chairman of the convention. He has a fine
voice and makes a model presiding officer.
Brother Oscar A. Tanner, of Pittsburg Lodge
No. 11, was then elected Permanent Secretary.
The Committee on Rules retired to deliberate,
and in the interim the orchestra rendered some
exquisite selections, after which the commit
tee reported the programme already made out.
Considerable cneeringwas caused by a 'tele
gram from Dr. Hamilton E. Leach, of Wash
ington, saying that he would be hero for to
day's session. Dr. Leach is Past Grand
Exalted Rule ot tbe order. An adjournment
was then had until evening,
A LIVELY EVENING SESSION.
The evening session was devoted to the dis
cussion of various topics for the good of the
order. Chairman Barry presided, and an'
nounced the topics. The first one was: "How
Shall New Lodges be Geographically Sit
uated r William G. Myers, of Philadelphia,
was to have opeped the discussion, but be was
not present, and Chairman Barry Invited vol
unteers. W. W. McClelland made a few remarks, stat
ing that it was scarcely necessary to discuss tbe
question, as the Grand Dodge provided for the
location of new lodges. He thought, however,
there ought to be a modification for the benefit
of cities located as Pittsburg add Allegheny
are, so that each city could have a lodge.
Rev. Dr.Henry G. Perry, of Chicago, thought
the order could afford to adopt tbe plan of the
tortoise in its race with the hare, and go slow.
He would be satisfied if there would not be a
new lodge instituted for the next year. Out
siders would then begin to appreciate the or
der. He cited Boston Lodge, whose member
ship is limited to .100, and it takes a death or a
suspension to make room for a new member,
and he bas to pay S100 before be can be ini
tiated. That makes the order valuable to a
WHAT A TISUE ELK IS.
The second topic "What Constitutes a Good
and True ElkT" was opened by Dr. J. P. Mc
Cord, of Pittsburg. He said the standard of a
perfect man was his ideal qualification for a
good Elk. Mr. Perry suggested that tbe man
who always paid bis dues promptly ought to
make a good Elk. Edward Larkin, of Omaha,
Neb., saia the cardinal principles of true man
hoodcharity, fidelity, justice and brotherly,,
love were required to make a good Elk.
Exalted Grand Ruler Simon Qulnlin, ot
Chicago, was on the programme to open the
discussion of the topic "Shall We Have a
Password for Our Lodges, Changeable Every
Dr. Quinlin commenced by saying be was
opposed to a changeable password, for tho
reason that it would result in no good to the
order, but entail more clerical work and it
would be almost impossible to give it to the
traveling members. Dr. Quinlin was about to
enter into details, whPn an occupant of the
stage whispered something to him. Mr. Quin
"I must be more careful. I understand there is
a gentleman in tbe hall who is not an Elk. "
He continued on the topic saying that the
object ot a changeable password was to,
OCAKD AGAINST TEATJDS,
but he thought there should be no imposition
by reason of there being a permanent pass
word. Mr. Perry agreed with Mr. Quintan, saying
that a changeable password would complicate
matters very much.
James Courtland, of Philadelphia, moved the
postponement of further topical discussion un
til this morning's session, when a tyler would
be present to exclude all but Elks. Mr. James
IL Reed opposed this motion with vigor, say
ing that there was no necessity for the bring
ing into an annual reunion of any secret work.
At this juncture tbe obtrusive reporter offered
to retire, but Dr. Quinlin made an emphatic
speech, complimenting the press very highly,
and that be for one was in favor of letting tbe
ubiquitous newspaper man browse at will in
the Elk stamping ground.
Uev. Dr. Perry arose and said that tbe order
should discuss secret work for its on n good,
and that although a newspaper man himself,
he believed in excluding the press when occa
sions like the present demanded. Several Elks
arose and clamored for recognition and Chair
man Barry awarded the floor to Brother Philip
Berry, of the Quaker delegation, who made tbo
humorous motion, afterward carried, that the
discussion bo carried on by those who cared to
do so after tbe adjournment. This ended tbe
session of the evening.
Notes of the Elks,
Youngstown Lodge, 180 strong, will arrive
Aixen O. Mteks will come with the Col
umbus Lodge to'-day, 40 good Elks and true.
Twelve hundred Elks are expected to
turn out in tbe parade this afternoon at 2:3)
General Joseph Dtek. of the War De
partment, is with the Washington Elks, who
are 16 strong.
Tbe annual business meetings with which
the reunions are always opened do not generally
attract tho rank and file of the order.
Two Aliened Blackmailers Run Down and
Arrested In Allegheny.
Two colored men have been making a living
during the past month or two by prosecuting,
or threatening to prosecute, people for viola
tions of tbe law and subsequently withdrawing
the informations upon the payment of a certain
sum of money. Tbeir victims are many and
their profits are large. A liquor dealer, who
indiscretely served goods to a minor, was asked
to pay S30 to avoid prosecution or trouble and
the amount was promptly paid. Others who
ran "opeak-easies" were compelled to give up
The persecutions continued until several per
sons reported tbe matter to the authorities,
and tbe resnlt was a suit before Alderman
Casslday against Isaac Brown and Charles Mc
Clure. tbo former living on Sandusky street
and the latter on First alley. Warrants were
Issued for their arrest, and yesterday Detective
John R. Murphy, of Allegheny, succeeded in
running them down. They will be turned over
to Alderman Casslday tu-aay.
ALLEGHENY'S NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
Contracts for Famishing tho Building
Tbe Allegheny High School Committee met
last night and awarded tbe contract for fur
nishing the new building. Dunncll's desks and
chairs, with two patterns of the latter, were
chosen for fS25. Twelve self-winding clocks,
similar to those used in the Court House, were
also contracted for at $33 each.
Rieseck's patent duplex safety fire escape
was considered the best proposed and it was
selected, the price being SSSO. The committee
set aside the whole of tbe second story of the
new building for tbe use of the Secretary, the
City Superintendent and the Board ot Control.'
DESTROYED THE HOUSE.
A Landlord Objects to n Tenant Catting Up
S. J. Cox, of the Seventeenth ward, sued
James Acor for malicious mischief yesterday.
The defendant rented a house on Forty-fourth
street from Cox, and it is stated that Acor, out
of pure spite, took a batchet and cut the
plastering from tbe walls, cut the window sills,
the furniture, and destroyed everything re
maining in the house.
SAM JONES WAS JEALOUS.
ne Knocked His Soho Ulvnl Senseless and
Is Now In Jnll.
Samuel Jones was held for a bearing before
Alderman Bonis last night, on a charge of
aggravated assault and battery. Ernest Eg.
gerton alleges that jealousy about a girl existed
between the two men. While he was walking
along Second avenue, in Soho, Jones knocked
THEIE CHARTER COMPLETED.
The Sonthildo Hospital Completing Their
At the meeting of the Directors of the South
side Hospital yesterday, tbe charter of the in
stitution was completed. The charter will be
presented to court for approval to-morrow
The visiting days were fixed on Tuesdays and
Fridays from 1 to 3 o'clock in the afternoon of
Colorado nnd Pacific Coast Excursion
Tickets over the Union Pacific Railroad via
Council Bluffs and Omaha, or Kansas City,
are now on sale by all ticket agents. Ex
cursion tickets are sold to numerous other
points, the most prominent of which are
Cheyenne, Wye; Ogden and Bait Lake
City, Utah; Helena and Butte, Mont., and
to Sitka. Alaska, tor August 1 and 17.
First and second-class tickets, one way, are
sold to all points named above; also to
Tacoma, Seattle and all towns in Washing
For rates of fare, maps or any information
call on or address H. E. Pauavant, or Thos.
8. Spear, I., F. & P. Agts., 400 Wood it.
A AfcfcWU4g JL A.
TBACTIOH IS COSTLY.
Three New Cables Already Laid by
tbe Citizens1 Cable Company.
THE FIFTH AYEHUE CABLES AGING.
Interesting Details of the Condition of the
TWO NEW CABLES AWAITING 0EDEES.
Within the last 48 hours the additional
two cables on the Citizens' Traction line
have been laid and tested, and the new
cables are now working' smoothly. The
cable lrom the power honse to East Liberty,
on Penn avenue, tcis laid ten days ago, as
exclusively reported in The Dispatch.
The Butler street cable was next relaid, and
tbe cable from the power house to the city
depot on Penn avenue, below Sixth street,
was laid during one night this week. The
latter cable was in much better order than
either of the others, owing to the com
paratively small number of curves, but it
was deemed best to relay all and start out
on the second six months' operation of the
road on a new basis, with everything in
good order. The cost of the new cables was
not a bagatelle, it may be said by way of
information to stockholders.
No delays to travel were entailed by the
relaying of tbe cable, as the ingenious
scheme of severing the old cable and splic
ing on the new and laying the new cable by
the aid of the engine, was made use of in each
WITHOUT EVEK A DISTUEBANCE
of tbe pulley wheels over which tbe cable runs.
It is understood that the ratio of Increase in
the traffic over the road shows a probable busi
ness for tbe first year, as estimated upon the
basis of the first six months, of not far from
nine millions of passengers annually. This
figure was hoped for by the promoters of tbe
road and is largely in excess of the business
done in the borse car period of operation.
On two huge spools in the cellar of the power
house at Oakland are the new cables, which
will replace the two long cables on the Pitts
burg Traction lines. Tbe cable running from
Oakland to East Liberty is already famous in
cable circles, for it bas lasted nearly 11 months.
whereas tbe maximum life of a cable is nine
months. The cablo in question bas broken the
record as to longevity, and it will probably be
rnn as much longer as may prove consistent
with safety, for obvious reasons. Some of the
reasons for its excellent condition as given by
a cable expert are as follows: In the
first place tho cable was one of tbe
best ever manufactured, and. In the second
place, its immense length 30,000 feet makes
tbe strain much lighter. There are fewer stops
made than on either of the other cables, and
tbe curves, thongh abrupt, have not apparent
ly worn the cable more than elsewhere on the
road. By way of precaution, however, the
gripmen have been ordered to keep the cars
closely bunched in tbe East Liberty depot,
lest a broken strand should catch a grip and
haul a car, without a possibility of stopping,
and rush it into other cars and do damage.
Everybody is on tbe alert on the road, and
nothing happens but what is Immediately re
ported. A VEBY THIN CABLE.
The lino from .Oakland to the Washington
Street power house is worn very thin, and
may have to be replaced any night. The terri
ble wear and tear of tbe Soho bill bas worn tho
cable to such an extent that the gripmen on
leaving Oakland for down-town have to in
variably tighten up the grip in order to get
hold of the cable. This cable is being very
assiduously watched, and several, splices have
already been made, without which it would
possibly have gone to pieces.
The cable from Washington street to the foot
of Fifth avenue is also considerably worn by
the frequent stoppages necessary in the heart
of the city and by the tremendous friction
caused by the "loop." It will be relaid within
a few weeks at most.
The portion of tho public whose work is of a
nocturnal character will be interested to learn
that the reason cars are run no later than 1220
o'clock in the night, is that tbe company needs
every moment of the time of Idleness for in
spection and repairs of the cables. Every foot
of all tbe cables is carefully passed upon by the
splicer and bis assistant, and these individuals
have to hustle to get through their task nf look
ing over the East Liberty cable ot 30.000 feet,
tbe Oakland cable of 20,000 feet, and the Wash
ington street cable of 10,000 feet.
NO DRIVEN WELLS.
Allegheny Does Not Take Kindly to the
Pare Water Snppty System.
A special committee ot the Allegheny Water
Committee met yesterday morning to consider
tbe proposition of the National Water Supply
Company, of Cincinnati, for furnishing pure
water by their driven well system. The agent
said they could furnish 3,000,000 gallons per
day, and this caused some amusement among
the members of the committee, and also 'the
representatives of the company when they were
informed that Allegheny used 21,000,000 gallons
of water every 24 hours. The meeting ad
journed after deciding to refer the matter to
the general committee, which meets next
Superintendpnt of the Water Works Arm
strong, in speaking of tbe matter said that the
plan was not feasible, as Allegheny used more
water than could be supplied by the driven
well system. The supply he says must come
from tbe river. He recommended, however,
that the city lay an influent pipe up tbe river
to a point above tbe sewers and manufactories
along tbe Allegheny river. Tbe question will
be thoroughly discussed at the next meeting of
the Water Committee. .
WILL ADVERTISE FOE BIDS.
Allegheny City Dlay Yet be Illuminated by
The Allegheny Gas Committee met last night
to discuss tbe ordinance providing for the light
ing of the city by electricity. Mr. Kennedy
mo red to strike out tbe clause relating to com
mercial lighting, or, in other words, supplying
to private consumers. Mr. Snaman objected to
it and advocated tbe clause, saying it would bo
a benefit to all the citizens and proposed that
bidders be allowed to bid as they liked. A vote
was taken on it and Mr. Kennedy's motion was
Mr. Hunter moved to strike out the clause
relating to tbe erection of towers and substi
tute tbe mast-arm instead. This was also lost,
but the clause was modified to allowing bids
for both the towers and mast-arm lights. Mr.
Kennedy moved to insert a clauso to the effect
that tho company securing tho contract must
erect the plant on tbeir own ground, and this
too was lost. Tbe matter was then woond up
by sending tbe ordinance, with tbe specifica
tions, to the Controller, with instructions to
advertise for proposals for the erection of the
ANOTHER TOUNG THIEF.
Smnshed a Money Drawer With a
Weight but Got Nothing.
A bold attempt by a boy was made yesterday
afternoon to rob the grocery store of Mrs.
Mary Stttzer, No. 223 Penn avenue. The lad
entered the store and desired to purchase an
article, to get which Mrs. Stitzcr bad to leave
the store temporarily. During ber absence the
young fellow took a weight and broke the
money till into splinters. Mrs. Stitzer re
turned and made an effort to catch tbe thief,
which she did. He broke away, leaving in her
bands bis coat, to which she clung. The boy
secured no money.
Accident to a Picnic Party.
John Self ert, a Hverymariof Allegheny, yes
terday started to drive out to a picnic at Ross'
Grove. Ashe was driving along the line of the
West Penn Railroad the horse became fright
ened at a train andran over an embankment.
Tbe buggy was overturned and broken to
pieces. Mr. Seifert and bis two little daugh
ters, who were with him, were thrown out of
tbe buggy. Tbey were injured to some extent,
but not seriously.
Mistake) About a Pastorate.
The item appearing in last, Sunday's Dis
patch, the tenor of which was that the Rev. J.
Dermltt, of Sewickley. had been called to the
pastorate of the Seventh Baptist Church,
Forty-third and Butler streets, was. It seems,
incorrect. Mr. Dermltt filled that church's
pulpit fcr one Sunday, and from this fact,
doubtless, arose the report that ae had been
cauea 10 ino pastorate.
SMALLPOX IS DISCOVERED.
Tbe First Inmate of Ibe Pest Honse In
Two Years Stnte Beard of Health
Asked to Investigate.
A smallpox patient was sent to the Munic
ipal Hospital yesterday by tbe Bureau of
Health. The patient's name is Owen Mc
Mahon. an oil driller, 40 years of age, whoso
home Was formerly in Bradford. Lately he bas
been working at Cannonsburg, Washington
county, from which town be was sent in here
on Monday, and his friends took, him to Mercy
Hospital. Thn nature of his illness was not
Known at the time, but yesterday morning the
physician of tbe hospital, in making his rounds,
examined McMahon and found be bad small
pox. He at once notified tbe Bureau of. Health,
and City Physician McCandless was sent up.
He discovered the case to be of a very serious
nature and had him removed at once to the
pest house. It is the first case that has beou
therefor two years, but everything was'ready
for its reception, and tbe man was made as
comfortable as possible. Dr. McCandless, how
over, bas no hope of McMahon's recovery.
The Bureau of Health, in turn, notified Dr.
Thompson, of the State Board of Health, who
will go to Cannonsburg to-day to look into the
matter further. '
A TEEEIP1C BLAST.
Dynamite Creates Great Excitement In tbe
Tbe people in the neighborhood of Sumner
street and Wylie avenue were thrown into
great excitement yesterday afternoon, owing
to a terrific concussion, which was caused by
the blasting of rock on Sumner street.
The city has a number of men occupied on
Sumner street for the purpose of grading that
thoroughfare and laying it open for traffic
There are some very heavy rocks obstructing
the work of the men, and ip order to clear tbe
obstruction effectively some blasting was de
cided upon. The charge was let oif about 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and the effects of
tbe concussion terrorized the entire population
ot the hill. A man who passed by there at tbe
time said that pieces of rock were flying about
fifty feet high, and for a few moments a perfect
rain of rocks descended upon the streets and
basements near the spot where the blasting bad
Opposite 8umner street is a long row of
brick bouses, and all the window panes m
these buildings were smashed by the explosion,
and the people were quite indignant. Some of
them said that they will bold the city responsi
ble for tbeir losses. What the amount of thn
damage is could not be calculated. None of
the workmen were hurt.
THE MERCY WANTS AID.
Johnstown Refugees Deplete Their Stores
nnd Badly Cripple Them.
The managers of the Mercy Hospital are
qnito indignant at tbe treatment they received
from the Pittsburg Relief Committee. Tbe
institution is very badly in need of funds at
present, and tbe managers say they should
have received something for tbe treatment
given refugees from Johnstown. The hospital
was tbe first in the city to offer medicines and
the use of cots for the sufferers. Forty-nine
patients were shipped to them, and a great
many of them are still being cared
for. Two of the worst cases died
while under the care of tbe sisters, and tbe
latter asked tbe Pittsburg committee to defray
the burial expenses. They refused to do this,
and will not do anything for tbe patients still
confined there. As tbe bospital was tbe first
to offer their services they claim they are
entitled to some help in their present financial
condition. This is the institution Governor
Beaver says is sectarian, and refused to sign
their appropriation bill.
THE CONTEST FOE CHIEF.
A Lively Fight for the Position Left by
James . Crow.
Tbe contest for tbe position made vacant by
the death of James E. Crow, late Chief of the
Allegheny Fire Department, is becoming very
interesting. Two of the candidates have
dropped out, leaving two members of the fire
department and two others. One of the candi
dates that retired from the fight is John
Hunter, a brother of Chairman James Hunter,
of the Common Council. Mr. Hunter is an
old fireman and a member of tbe Friendsbtp
Company. In speaking of bis retirement last
evening Chairman Hunter said: "I did not
want bim to run. as it would handicap me in
Councils, as 1 would be accused of working for
men and measures instead of the interest of
The right has narrowed down to Peter Schatz
man, the foreman of the Grant Engine Com
pany, one of the best known firemen in the
city, Robert Jones, the Assistant Chief, Will
iam Paul, Jr., and Samuel B. Cluley. The elec
tion will be held at the next meeting of Coun
A BAND OF ROBBERS.
A Youthful Gang That Has Made a Easiness
A number of boys, whose ages range from 10
to 14 years, have organized themselves into a
band, the object being mutual pleasure and
robbery. They have a shed on North Diamond
street, Allegheny, which they nse as headquar
ters, and tbeir plunder is stored in there.
They steal everything they can conveniently
carry away, principally tobacco, cigars and
These 'boys have robbed Thos. Atkinson's
cigar store on Federal street several times, and
have frequently stolen groceries from differ,
ent stores In the city. Detective Sam McClure
swooped down the gang yesterday, and arrested
three of the boys. Their names are William
Robinson, Elmer Melvm and James Weber.
The lads admit their guilt, but say there are
others implicated. They will be held for a
TO WORK IN EARNEST,
Ground Has Been Brokea on the Pleasant
Valley Street Car Line.
The work of laying the new tracks of the
Pleasant Valley and Federal street electric
road was commenced yesterday. About ISO
men will be employed on tho road within a
few days. Ground was broken at the corner
of North avenue and Federal street. Mr. Wil
liam McCreery, ther Pesldent of tbe road, said
last nljbt that tbe work would now be pushed
as raoidly as possible.
"Oh acconnt of the Johnstown disaster," he
said, "our plans were thrown back six weeks
and it was impossible to get any of the material
into town. But that is all overcomo now and
we are able to go ahead. By next week the
power bouse will be commenced and the engines
and dynamos will soon be put up."
bun ovee in Philadelphia.
A Well. Known Seventh Ward Citizen'
Sad Pleasure Trip.
James Riddel!, of tbe Seventh ward, yester
day received a telegram from tbe University
Hospital in Philadelphia, stating that his
brother-in-law, William Dougherty, had been
run over by a train near that city and seriously
injured. No particulars were given. Mr.
Dougherty is a carpenter and is a well-known
resident of Federal street. He went east a few
weeks ago for a sbprt pleasure trip.
AGAINST HUSBAND AND WIFE.
The Former Points a Revolver and tho Lat
ter a Poker at a Neighbor.
Anton Meiser, a resident of the Twenty-seventh
ward, yesterday sued Thomas Kinser for
felonious assault with intent to kill, and Louisa
Kinser for aggravated assault and battery. It
is alleged that tbe husband pulled a revolver
on tbe defendant and threatened to shoot him.
and that Mrs. Kinser struck him on tho head
with a poker.
THREATENED THE OFFICER.
A 10-Yeor-Old Thiet Will Have Him Dis
charged for Impudence.
Jimmie Lewis, a diminutive youngster, 10
years of age, was arrested at the market bouse
last evening for stealing fruit. As he was being
placed in the patrol wagon the boy turned and
shaking bis tiny fist at the arresting officer,
threatened to have bim discharged from the
force for bis Impudence in arresting bim.
SHOULD BE 60 YEARS.
Another Wife Beater Only Gets Two Months
to the Workhonse.
William Frailer was committed to the Work
bouse for 60 days by Alderman Porter yester
day for cruelty to bis wife and family. The
parties live on Thirty-eighth street, and it is
said the defendant continually abused bis wife.
A Fatal Runaway.
A team attached to a spring wagon driven by
Mrs; W. F. Gregerson. whose husband con
ducts a market garden in McKeesport, ran off
yesterday afternoon at that place and caused
the lady to receive lninrlas from which thn I
will hardly recover. I
THEY LIVE IN HOPE,
Ketail Liquor Men Carefully Bevise
the List of Applicants.
SOME LACK THE QUALIFICATIONS,
And Are Dropped at Once by the Commit
tee and the Lawyers.
TAKING TESTIMONY FOR THE COURT
Applicants for retail liquor license are
picking their way carefully. One of them
stated last night that he believed Judge
White had been misled by certain people
whom he said it was unnecessary to name,
and that this had much to do with the in
congruity that marked the granting of
license in Hay. He said they wanted to
get in shape by Saturday to present their
The applicants to the number of 126 were
represented yesterday at a meeting with
their attorneys, Messrs. Cohen, Bobb, Mc
Kefina and Hontooth. Some of those in
terested expected to get something definite
from the Court to-day, while others thought
there would be no.iurther progress of conse
quence before Saturday. Messrs. N. Sny
der, Samuel Bing and Thomas Delaney
were seen regarding yesterday's meeting,
but they didn't tell mnch about it, further
than that they were encouraged to hope they
would fare better on a further presentation of
It was learned, however, that affidavits of
character had been secured to show that appli
cants stood well in the estimation of those
who knew them. Statistics bare also been col
lected going to show that in districts where re
tail licenses were refused disorder bas been on
the Increase, and showing bow many trips the
patrol wagon had made to those districts in
consequence ot lawless dealing in liquors.
The dealers agreed upon a list of 126 appli
cants, whose character and record they con
sidered wonld stand scrutiny and submitted it
to counsel for consideration, and the attorneys
pruned the list to tbe extent of three names.
There was some dissatisfaction, such as might
be expected, but it was deemed best to present
a list in which flaws conld not be picked.
Tbe attorneys discussed law points involved,
but they declined to give the result of tbe dis
cussion, one of them stating that it would not
Interest tbe public.
A great deal of Interest attaches on account
of the magnitude of the Investment effected.
One acaler stated that be bad a lease on bis
bands, the rent of which was $3,000 a vear. It
is a hotel, and he says that bis custom has so
fallen oif since bis bar was closed that he can
not oven make the rent. Along with several
others spoken to, he thinks that Judge White
was mis ed by influences unfriendly to him,
and states that had be not tried to conlorm
strictly with the law, he could have made fully
$5,000 more last year than be did.
Einse the waste pipes twice a week with
Piatt's Chlorides, and so keep them sweet
Fine Ryo Whiskies.
All the leading brands of pnre rye whis
kies; also brandies, gin, rum, kimmel, black
SCHUETZ, EEKZIEHAT7SEIT & CO.,
100 and 102 Market St., cor. First ave.
Telephone 677. mwf
IIiiii, Ribbons. Flowers Remnant Week.
Prices way down on summer hats and
trimmings this week.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Pnre Rye Whiskies.
All the leading brands of pure rye whis
kies, ranging in age from 1869 down to the
present month. Telephone 677.
SCHUETZ, RE2TZIEHAUSEX' & CO.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. First are.
A Rent Beauty The Black and White
Sntine at 12 l-2c.
America is ahead on this make of satine;
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
We sell the claret wines ot Cruse & Fils,
Bordeaux. These wines are imported in tbe
Dottle and are sold at all the leading hotels
in this country and on the Pullman cars.
SCJMJETZ, RENZIEHAUSEN & CO.,
100 and 102 Market St., cor. First ave.
Flannel shirts tor boating, fishing, etc.
James H. Aijcen & Co., 100 Fiith ave.
When the Liver is crowded or clotted
with a mass of impurities, its action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Pain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, in
BROKEN .DOWN SYSTEM&
When you bare these symptoms, try a
few doses of tbe genuine
DR. C McLANE'S
CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS.
Price, 25 cents. Sold byall drngeists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeit
made in St. Louis. jylO-KWF
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY A
' " 35c to S3.
, OUR FAMOUS
. '.FAST BLACK HOSE,
"" 10c, 15c and 25c per pair.
': T.- T. T.
109 Federal Street,
VICTORIA TO PREVENT 8ICKNESS IN
your family keep the Victoria Natural
Mineral Watsr, Imported direct to this city
from near Ems. Germany, bv Malnr fr W
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MB. PATRICK SAYS IT'S A GO.
He Believes the Birmingham Road. Will Be .
Sold HI. Stock, However, Not Bonsht
Yet It Will Be a Cable Road.
Mr. R. Patrick, tho President of he .Bir
mingham 8treet Car Company, acknowledged
tbe fact that there is a syndicate at work try
ing to Duy out the road, as tbe following inter
"It is now about two weeks since Mr. James
Sonne), of N.Holmes & Son, came to me and
asked me whether I was willing to dispose of
my stock in tbe Birmingham Street Car
Comnar, 1 told him I would at a certain
figure. ben Mr. Donuel told me that Mr.
Murray Verner had approached bim on the
suDject of buying the road, bat he would not
tell me what peonle are interested.
"In about ten days Mr. Donnel returned, and
be said that he was going to Europe, and that
his stock in the road had been bought. That Is
all 1 know about the matter, ana I believe that
tbe change is rapidly taking place.
"Mr. Donnel is the trustee of tbe Beltzhoorer
stock, which amounts to 1,150 shares. Then
there is tbe Nimics stock of GOO shares and the
Thaw stock of 600 shares. Although I am
President of the road my stock amounts to
enly a moiety in comparison to theirs, and. if
all bas been bought, they control
the stock of the company. However,
nobody has been to seo me yet in Tegard to
mine, but it is ready at the price I named."
It was stated yesterday that tbe Pittsburg
men at the head of the syndicate are H. Sellers
McKce, James A- Chambers, Murray Verner
and several others. It is understood that
they are operating for a Philadelphia concern
distinct frcm the Elkins-Widener syndicate.
Tbe Intention Is said to be to make tbe line a
cable road. An arrangement bas been made
with the Monongabela Bridge Company for
laying the cables across the Smithfield street
bridge. Overtures were first made to the
Smithfield Street Bridge Company about laying
a cable across their bridge, out as tbey asked
too high a price for the privilege, the negotia
tions fell through, and the proposed bridge was
SIXTI INFANTS DEAD.
The Heavy Mortality In Pittsburg for One
The mortuary rep ort for tbe week ending on
Saturday shows a total of 122 deaths in tba
city. The principal cause was teething ot chil
dren and choleraic diarrhoea. Fifty were under
1 year 6f age and ten from 1 to 2 years.
New Divorce Cases.
Stewart Simpson yesterday sued for a divorce
from Drucella Simpson. The couple were mar
ried in 1865, and It is claimed Mrs. Simpson
proved unfaithful and deserted her husband
nine years ago. Mrs. Bessie Kirkham also sued
for a divorce from William T. Kirkham. She
JDS. 'HDRNE I CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
BUSIER AND BUSIER.
That's the way it has been thus far this July.
French Satines, tbia morning, at 15c a yard
The 30c kind, this season's styles.
Tbo 45c "Anderson" Finest Scotch Ginghams
in high novelties are now 25c a yard here.
Tbe 25c quality fine American Ginghams are
now 15c here. " fl
More of the Printed Lawns atoc;the yard.,
wide Satines at 8c; the Standard Prints at 4c;
tho 12c Ginghams at 6c
Over in Wool Dress Goods aisle sea the new
patterns in French Challis; the Chain Mohairs
at 25c; the fancy Mohairs at 25c; the SI and SI 25
Frencfi Summer Dress' Goods at 50c a yard; tho
all-wool Debeiges. 35c. 50c and 60c; the 50-inch
Plaid and Striped Fine Wool Suitings at SI; tho
Mohair Mixtures at 35c; the Cream Albatross
at 40c: the Cream Flannel Suitings at 50c; tbo
fancy Scotch Shirting and Suiting Flannels at
25c and at 50c
The cheapest way to buy Ribbons the lot
we bare in are of odd lengths plain colors
The Summer Hats sailorsand other shapes,
at 25c; the stylish trimmed Bonnets and Hats-
patterns at Si
Parasols WO 60 ones at S3 60 1 .
The Cambric and Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Sacquesttbe Summer Corsets;-the
Traveling Bags and Chatelaine Bags.
The.new fancy LisIeTbread Stockings at 50c;
tbe "fast black" Cotton Stockings at 25c, far
better than usual.
The new style Blazer Jackets tor Ladles the)
"mark downs" in Summer Cloth Jackets; the)
Long Wraps and Dusters, for travelers; the)
all kinds of Summer Suits for Ladles and
Children; the Flannel and Silk Blouse Waists,
tl and upward.
Curtains. . V?"'
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 soldi so
many as now never so good at the 'prices as
now. Buy them now, of course.
JDB. HDRNE & CDB',
PENN AVENUE STORESKf