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PILOTS WITH NERVE.
Interesting Scenes and Gossip From
COOL COXSTAXCI IN THE R00ST&
Thtj Don't Drop Dead.and So the Pullic ire
Safe With Them.
CHITS WITH THE KEPBESESTATITS
The car had just started. It was on one
of tbe steepest inclined plane railways in
Pittsburg. Although late at night a jolly
party of young folks,
returning from some
picnic, were aboard.
But out on the front
platform a melan
choly individual, with
" hollow Toice and
rlntchpd the re-
J. is. Jiuuon, vine , ,
JSonon. porters arm, ana
pointing to the engineer's lofty pilot-house,
"Xevcr more than one engineer in the
roost! Suppose he should drop dead from
heart disease! What would happen to us?"
i The reporter shivered. The clammy
touch of the man's hand was no more
chilling than the train of thought instantly
set in motion by
THAT GHASTLY QUESTION.
liookini; back over the elictric-lighted
city, now rapidly sinking below them, the
writer calculated the
awful speed at which
he would slide down
to the edgeof that city
ii snch a thing as the
engineer, high above,
should happen to drop
dead. What a horri
ble danger to contem
plate? With no hand
on the opened lever,
how would the car
stop when it reached
the top? Why, it
C. F. .Roftm, of the
would crash into the deadwoods the cables
would snap and the car would dash down
to the bottom, or, jumping the track, be
smashed to pieces on the rocky hillside.
"And then suppose the engineer should
become temporarily insane while "
Before the Ideal of a Nightmare had fin
ished his new supposition, the newspaper
man had fled, passing inside where there
was lamplight and laughing faces.
Nevertheless, a few davs later inquiry
ueveiupeu mat, u is
true that two men are
never in the pilot
houses at the same
time. Two men are
in a locomotive cab
always. A steamboat's
pilot office is never
occupied by one man
alone. Why not have
two engineers con
stantly in the isolated
cab of an incline,
where more quickness
is necessarv than
i. PoutUo'i, of Du- aboard either steam
quesne HeighU. j 0r locomotive?
SIEU OP BABE CONSTANCY.
Notwithstanding all such possibilities,
the engineers of the Pittsburg and Alle
gheny planes nre a brave, cool and staunch
set ot men. With the view of giving The
Dispatch as much of tbe truth as possible
about them, a short sojourn was made yes
terday at each of the stations. The follow
ing list shows the names and number of en
gineers employed and their distribution. At
Duqueme incline are two men, W. Mc
Clintork and L. Pawelson; at Mononga
hela, three men, L. B. Hntton, I. Hawarth
and Abel Enscoe; at Castle Shannon, two
men, Adam Pfeff and C. Ours; at lit.
Oliver, two men, C Langenbach and Gott
lieb Killinger; at the Penn, two men, L I.
Height and C. W. Rohm. In each in
stance one man is on duty in the day and
one at night.
Mr. Ii. B. Hutton, of the Monongahela In
cline, was quite willing to talk, but very
loth to admit there is any better incline in
the city than his, and" for this reason his
answers have more weight. He says he has
been 17 years in the incline business, and has
pretty well gotten over any feeling ot nerv
ousness in handling the lever.
"When I was green at the job," he said,
"I felt pretty queer particularly by nigbt;
but now nothing could shake my nerve. As
long as I keep my nerve the cars are safe;
.unless, of course, the ropes break. Nothing
can save tbe load then."
"Is it a fact, .sir. Hutton, that there is
never more than one engineer at a time in
"Perfectly true. There couldn't be more
than one, as the companies only employ two
men altogether, and these have to take the
work in turns. Here we have three, but the
third man is exclusively for the freight
"Suppose, Mr. Hntton, that you were
suddenly stricken bv heart disease or apo
plexy at your post, what would be the re
sult?" "Why, smash, I guess," replied Mr.
Hutton; "but then, you know, there's no
fear of me in that direction."
"Could other engineers have heart dis
ease, or be subject to epileptic fits without
anyone knowing it?" was asked.
"Why, certainly they could. We have to
risk all that," was the calm reply of the im
perturbable engineer, as he hastened to
.hoist half a dozen human beings up the al
most perpendicular incline.
The same story was told at all the other
inclines visited. It was learned in addition
that men applying for posts as incline en
gineers have to pass no medical examination
whatever. On railroads and steamboats
examinations are made to discover color
blindness. Why not in the other case tor
physical unsoundness? Pits of temporary
insanity might easily terrorize the situation.
Imagine for one moment the awml proba
bilities attending such a mistake ! In the
mornings and evenings there are often a
score of passengers on the cars. What freak
would be more seductive to a lunatic than
to allow such a load to dash headlong down
On another incline railway one of the
engineers, a well-read, intelligent young
man, gave the interviewer a graphic ac
count ot his sensations when levering up
the cars by night.
"I am by nature rather nervous," he said,
"but like one of Napoleon's marshals I
forget his name now I have used mv will
power as a sort of substitute for the nerve I
lack. My will has never failed me, but I
often think of what would happen should it
play me false at last. Why, often in the
watches of the night, I bend over to watch
THE LIGHTS OP THE CAB
ascending through the darkness. They are
coming fast enough, but to me they seem to
be crawling ud: sometimps T think- thpv
will never come. You can't imagine how i
long lor that car to touch the clatlorm. My
very heart stands still as the lights come
near and I can see the passengers sittine so
calmly in their places. They don't know
the struggle that is going on over the lever,
and yet their lives depend on the favorable
result of tiat struggle. lam getting more
accustomed to the work now; but a few
weeks ago I had to combat myself twice or
three times a nighty In the daytime it is
not so bad; the sunlight gives me courage,
I think; but tbe night is awful! I wish to
heaven they would put two of us at the
lAVr fnstPAd of on. Th -t-.i.(-..
should not be stingy in so risky a matter as I
a i i h
AN EXCELLENT REMEDY.
now the Doll Semon Cnn be Made Bearable
in Pitt-bare A flare Prevention for All
It is well-known that there are more de
falcations and general crookedness among
trusted employes in business houses, banks,
etc., in proportion to population now than
there were halt a century ago. Some at
tribute it to the demoralization consequent
en the Civil War, others to the growth of
infidelity, others to the growth of anarchical
and socialistic ideas, and others again to
something else. This class of rascality is
not furnished by the pauper scum of
Who can say that the explanation of
ancient rectitude is not furnished by a
story told by ex-Mayor Weaver. Mr.
Weaver sUtes that long ago, young men in
Pittsburg were not idlers as a general thing.
At that time the commission shippers
and dealers in Pittsburg had houses on
Water street, between Smithfield and Ferry
streets and they monopolized the space.
One of the principal articles ot commerce,
perhaps the chief, was corn shipped here in
sacjes from the Wabash. Among these old
time dealers was John D. Davis, a
very exemplary man, whose righteous
soul was vexed whenever he saw
his clerks idle, fearing that the devil
might have leased their heads for his work
shops. One summer Mr. Davis was caught
with the upper story of his warehouse nearly
full of sacked corn. It was during tbe dull
season midsummer and Mr. Davis clerks,
warehousemen, etc, were idle. While
other firms allowed their men to suck their
thumbs and concoct devilment, Mr. Davis
devised a scheme to keep his at work. So
one day he told them to carry the corn from
where it lay to the other end of the ware
house, and thus get tbe rats out of it, and
kill as many as they could. The men did
as ordered, and in the evening when Mr.
Davis came to see what was done, they told
him they had moved all the corn, but got
only one rat, as the rodents skipped into the
new pile. He replied: "Well, boys, move
it back again to-morrow, and see if vou
can't get another rat." And so they
were kept employed until the
river was again navigable and the fall sea
son opened. Tbe men were kept out f mis
chief, were healthier, mentally, morally and
physically, than tbey would have been in
idleness, and that corn was the best aired in
It is suggested that as there is some
grumbling about slow trade, and many
buildings in this "Gas City" are still cov
ered with the grime of coal smoke from the
days when it was known as the "Smoky
City," yawning clerks, bookkeepers,
sales ladies, etc., might be set to work to
make the city a thing of beauty. 'Twould
be an. inspiring sight" to see them all
mounted on swinging scaffolds, armed with
soapsuds, steel brushes and sponges, clean
ing all the business houses between the
Point and Union station.
A BIG EXCURSION BDSIKESS.
Nearly 2,000 Fittsbnrgera Are Now at At
Railroad officials say so far the present
season has greatly exceeded any one sum
mer in the history of the excursion business
out of this city. Last Sunday there were
between 1,600 and 2,000 people at Atlantic
City alone. There were probably as many
more Pittsburgers scattered at different
points along the beach.
Division Passenger Agent Smith, of tbe
Baltimore and Obio Bailroad, returned yes
terday from Atlantic City. He took down
one tram of 410 people last week and next
Thursday expects to have charge of fully
700 more. In speaking of the place he lays
Atlantic City at present is Pittsburg trans
ferred to the seashore. If it were not for the
sea one could stand on the beach, and from
the number of familiar faces to be seen, he
would imagine himself on Fifth avenue.
BABE HOMES FOE WOBEMEff.
Something About the Ktrle of Homes fobs
Erected at Wllmerdlnc.
The Westinghouse Air Brake Company
will let a contract next week for the erection
of SO cottages for their workmen at Wilmer
ding. It is proposed soon to put up 150 ad
ditional ones. The cottages are to be artis
tic, both externally and internally, and will
be two-story frame with cellars. The cot
tages will be of various sizes, containing
five, six and seven rooms, furnished with
marble mantels, tiled grates, electric lights
and other modern improvements. Natural
gas will also be supplied.
Mr. Fllnn's Preference.
Politics were mentioned to William Flinn
yesterday. He remarked: "I am for H. I.
Gourlcy for Mayor, and will be with him to
the finish. This talk of Sheriff McCandleM
being a candidate is the height of foolish
ness. Mr. McCandless is not a selfish man,
he has yet considerable time to serve in the
Sherifi's office, and I donbt if he would take
the office of Mayor if tendered without op
position." HORSFORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE
fllakei Delicious Lemonade.
A teaspoon, ul added to a class of hot or cold
water, and sweetened to the taste, will be found
refreshing and Invigorating.
A Statement From Ebcnaburg.
To Whom It May Concern:
A report having gained currency to the
effect that typhoid fever and scarlet fever
prevail at present in and about Ebensburg,
we (tbe physicians of Ebensburg) take this
method of pronouncing the same unquali
fiedly false, having no fonndation whatever.
We positively assert that there has not been
a case of scarlet fever here for more than 15
months, and no typhoid since last fall.
T. C. Jones, M. D.,
Ciias. V. B. Kennedy, M. D.,
Abneb Gbifpith, M. D.,
Thos. J. Davison, M. D.
One Thousand Mile ot Transportation and
One Week's Board for 912 OO.
The Pittsburg and Cincinnati packet line.
Steamers leaving Pittsburg as follows:
Steamer Katie Stockdale, Thomas S. Cal
houn, Master,leaves everv Monday at 4 p.m.
Steamer Hndson, J. P. Ellison, Master,
leaves every Wednesday at 4 p. m.
Steamer Scotia, G. W. Eowley, Master,
leaves ever Friday at 4 P. m.
First-class fare to Cincinnati and return,
$12 00, meals and stateroom included; or,
down by river and return by rail, $12 60.
Tickets good until used.
Por further information apply to James
A. Henderson, Superintendent, 94 Water
This rjleasant hotel, located at Point
Chautauqua, N. Y., opposite Mjy ville, near
tbe head ot Lake Chautauqua, has now 400
rooms and every modern equipment for the
comfort of its guests. Its beautifnl croquet
lawns, play grounds, charming views, are
unequaled elsewhere. It has reading rooms,
howling alley, skating rink and good music
Table service unexcelled. Tbe kitchen is
supplied with pure spring water. Por
terms address Horace Pox, who is well
known as manager of the Hotel Cooper,
Dayton, O., at Grand Hotel, Point Chau
tauqua, S. X. su
Pob a finely cut, neat-fitting suit leave
your order with Walter Anderson, 700
Smithfield street, whose stock of English
suitings and Scotch tweeds is the finest in
tbe market; imported exclusively for his
PltlsbnrK and Imlce Brie bpeclal Excursion
Lake Chautauqua, Tuesdays and Sat
urdays f 5 00
Niagara Palls, August 3 4 75
Cleveland, August 8 3 00
Detroit, August 8 6 00
Mackiuac, August 8 10 00
Natural Gas Bills Rrdnced 73 Per Cent.
See our new gas fires, gas ranges, gas
stoves, etc., and register your orders for fall
delivery. The largest, finest and most com
plete assortment of any firm in the world.
O'Keepe Gas Appliance Co., 34 PIfth
THE GOVERNOR AGAIN
A Letter to His Kxceilency Signed
by White Pittsburgers.
THEY PLEAD FOR REV. F1EM0N,
Citing Cases Where the Benefit of a Douht
THE AGITATION LOSES K0
The Plemon case, while it becomes more
complicated daily, certainly loses little or
none of its interest as each new feature
comes to the surface. Locally, th: most
noteworthy incident in this connection yes
terday was the writing and addressing of
the appended open letter to Governor
Beaver, in protest against the extradition.
It detracts nothing from the interest in the
letter that it bears the signature of a good
Democrat or two:
To Bis Excellency, James A. Beaver, Governor
Sib At this time when the whole State of
Pennsylvania is agitated over the case of the
political refucee. Fiemon, we obey the sympa
thies ot onr nature In appealing to you to exer
cise your fall power of protection in his behalf.
We ask for this man who was a resident of
our State for years and a poaceable, law
abiding citizen during that period, the same
protection which you would accord a fugitive
from any of the Old World monarchies did he
knock at our doors for assistance.
Coming from a State where tbe right of
suffrage is accorded only to the few, and social
and political degradation the portion of the
many, a State where the miseries of Its people
are a consequence of the apathy of our Na
tional Government, it is the duty of every sin
cere lover of mankind to exercise his greatest
efforts that fair and impartial justice be de
manded on Flemon'js behalf.
If it is contrary to thS Constitution of our
Commonwealth or inimical to the courtesy due
by one State of our great Union to another, or
if it would be fatal to the interests of public
safety to retain this man in our midst, let It not
be said that we sent him forth to his doom
without making some honest efforts to gain for
him a trial by honorable men and a protection
from mob violence.
ON sectional gbounss.
It therefore behooves you, the highest
authority in a State which has given more than
its quota of lives, money and material to ele
vate from serfdom into manhood the race
which this poor unfortunate South Carolina
exile represents, to do for him what you wonld
do for tbe most insignificant foreigner give
him a guarantee of justice; give him tbe benefit
of every power vested in your office and shield
him with that power until, standing before
the bar in his native State, tried by a jury of
his peers, he receives tbe verdict of tbe tribunal
in his case.
We pray you, therefore, before surrendering
him, to see that bis security is provided for
and to procure from the Governor of South
Carolina a warranty that his life shall be safe
during transit and while on trial for tbe offense
with which he is accredited at borne.
We feel our national honor jeopardized in
this matter, we have a record unsullied either
through revolution or rebellion, and we de
maud that record nreserved in its nuritv. and
if it should be stained, let it be with the blood
01 a tyrant or a traitor and not with that of
Already four lives have been sacrificed for
complicity in tbe tumult from which emanated
the crime referred to in Flemon's case, and not
one of tbe victims received tbe semblance of a
trial; may we not then be pardoned for looking
with suspicion upon the legal demands of a
Stato noted for its lawlessness and its san
guinary persecution of tbe colored race.
In the careful revision which you intend
giving this case next Tuesday, we trust that If
there is tue slightest loophole in our law by
which the prisoner can be discharged, it will be
used in his favor, and we can assure you that
the people of Pennsylvania will ratify your
JUDGE STOWE CITED.
Our esteemed and learned Judge Stowe re
marked to tbe jury In summing op the charge
against a rioter who had caused the death of
several Philadelphia militiamen: "Goa knows,
gentlemen, there haue been enough lives lost
in this terrible affair, and we do not ask any
verdict of murder in the first degree," and we
can truly say, "God knows there have been
enough murders in the State of Bouth Caro
lina, reckless, brutal, political murders for the
last 25 years," without giving our aid to pre
pare another victim for their hellish appetite.
Tbe cause of humanity is not always, but
nevertheless should be, paramount to that of
law, because law was instituted for the protec
tion of humanity and should be its vassal as
well as its defender.
Shall we allow a glaring iniquity because It
is legal, and have we not had experience time
and again, when tbe law conflicted with the
people's ideas of right and verdicts were de
livered by sworn jurors entirely at variance
with the facts, because tbe teachings of our
Divine Master would not permit them to com
mit a crime, though tbey became, apparently,
perjurers by their action? Take, for instance,
tbe case of young Nutt, who was tried in our
courts for assassinating the slayer of his
THE MOIXIE MAGT7IEE INCIDENT.
In 1S77, during the "Mollle Maguire" excite
ment, when railroad money was used to pervert
the channels of justice, and 15 men were hanged
on the evidence of one low, disreputable in
former, a demand was made on the Governor
of Illinois for the extradition of two Irishmen
said to be implicated in the affair. A mass
meeting was held in Springfield, petitioning
the Governor to refuse the request of Penn
sylvania, and a committee waited on him and
explained to him tbe vindictive and mercenary
conduct of tbe State authorities at tbe scene
of the alleged crimes. Tbe result was that
the Governor refused to allow tbe extradition
01 the accused, and gave as bis reasons that
"An Irishman's life was not safe in that part
How much lees is the life of a colored man
safe in tbe State of South Carolina?
We therefore ask you in the name of our
common humanity, which prompts us to shield
the unprotected id tbe name of our Common
wealth, which glories in the defense of its citi
zens. In the name of our starry flag, which
promists In its shelter equal rights to all, in tbe
name of an Almighty Father who is the syno
nym of justice and of mercy, to avail yourself
of all means, gubernatorial or otherwise, to
save Fiemon from bis implacable foes.
Pittsburg, July 27, 1SS9.
THE SOOTH REPLIES.
A BUM, Olanly Editorial Assnrlns; Absolnte
Jnatlco to Fiemon A Southerner Saved
In reply to an article published in Pitts
burg, to the effect that a committee of 13
had engaged a South Carolina law firm to
defend the Fiemon case should it be taken
to that court,and that the firm's name would
be kept secret tor fear it would be boycotted.
the editor of the Abbeville, S. C, Press and
banner says editorially:
Mr. W. C. Bcnet, of onr bar, defended two of
Flemon's associates and they were acquitted.
It is reported that he will defend Fiemon or
Veldell when sbe comes back. Mr. Benct has
not been boycotted or intimidated for de
fending the negroes. The very weakness of
these poor, ignorant and penniless creatures
in defending themselves against the
great Bute of Bouth Carolina not
only awakens his deepest sympathies, but calls
forth the services of a fearless and Independent
lawyer who will do his whole duty under alt
circumstances, xnere is not a lawyer in all
Pennsylvania who could, or would, more ably
defend the prisoner than Mr. Benet, a member
of one ot the first families of Bouth Carolina.
He was Democratic Presidental Elector In
1881, and elected to tbe Legislature last
year by tbe largest vote ever given to a man In
this county and tnis. too. with tbe tnll knowl
edge that be had defended and saved more ne
groes from tbe gallows tbau any other man In
If the Committee of Thirteen would only
come to South Carolina they would soon be
convinced that the Rev. .Fiemon wonla not
only be ably and fearlessly defended,
but also be speedily convinced that
the negro cets absolute justice in
thi State, and that there was no disposition on
tbe part of our people to boycott a gentleman
for defending a poor negro. We believe that
in our courts white men are too often acquitted
of crimes for which tbey should Be severely
punished, but we are as firmly convinced that
negroes are not unjustly convicted in our
1 L Stewart, of Pittsburg, colored,, is
greatly interested in the Plemon case.
has S lis
00 s liitnf lvnchinirs and other illegal OUt-
rages'perpetrated on the colored race in the
Bouth, puoiisnea Dy tne .aicnmouu, ra.,
Planet, for nolltical rjnrnoses. in 1888,
which, in view o' the probable return of
x lemon 10 tne ouuiu, uay ue ui ju-i-From
July 26, 1881, to February 21, 1889,
the number of people lynched, roasted
or skinned alive was21L The outrages oc
curred in Tennessee, .Louisiana, Alabama
Missouri, California, Mississippi, Florida,
North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Kan
sas, Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas and
Tbe causes that led to tho executions are
varied and peculiar many for murder, rob
bery and political insurrection. In one
case a nero was hung for writing an in
sulting note to a white woman, another for
marrying a white woman; another for
making political speeches, while a number
were elevated for no cause except, perhaps,
to provide amusement for the assailants.
The publication of this article was re
quested on account of its application to the
Fiemon case; but it is more of a compliment
to the condition of law and order in South
Carolina than otherwise, as cone of the
lynchings or outrages took place in that
LAW AND 0KDEE CASES.
Milkshake Martin Finally Appeals to Court
John A. Martin, the milk dealer of
SmithSeld street, yesterday filed appeals in
the Quarter Sessions Court from the decis
ions of Alderman Carlisle imposing fines of
23 and costs in two cases of selling milk on
Sunday. In both cases Martin claims that
he had been previously sued for the same
offenses, once before Alderman Beilly and
once before Magistrate McKenna. Both
times he was acquitted, and he holdsthe
adjudication of Alderman Carlisle was ille
gal wben.be had already been tried for the
Alderman Carlisle held hearings yester
day in ten Sunday cases, nine of which he
disposed of, and of one he reserved his de
cision. Among the more prominent was
that of Druggist Al J. Kaercher, of Alle
gheny, who showed tbe Alderman that he
had already paid a fine to an Allegheny
Alderman for selling on last Sunday, when
his case was discharged. In the case of
Henry Flnkelpearl, the Fifth avenue
druggist, the decision was reserved. A.
Bivalockly, of No. 9 Carson street, charged
with selling pears on Sunday, was fined$25
and costs, as was also William Quinn,
charged with selling lemonade at tbe Casino
Musee. The three cases of John A. Martin
were continued, at the request of the lat
ter's attorney, until next Thursday.
EATEEE CHEAP EICE.
Thonjh Ready Salted, It Sold for Away
Dowu at Auction.
Some time since a -consignment of 200
sacks of ground rice, 60,000 pounds, to D.
Lutz & Son, of Allegheny, was received at
the "West Penn Bailroad freight station and
refused by the consignees on the ground
that the greater portion of it was depreciated
by being Wet with sea water. The rice was
accordingly offered at public sale, yester
day, by the railway company, through
James W. Drape, auctioneer. Although
the auctioneer dwelt on the fact that
24 sacks were not wet and
consequently in good shape for manipula
tion, either for pudding or beer making,
and the remaining 176 sacks were ready
salted, supposably to suit the taste of the
innumerable population of the Atlantic
Ocean, there were few of the crowd present
who seemed to have any desire to invest,
and the buyers evidently "got a pudding"
or the material to make a great many of
them, very cheaply.
The 26 unsalted sacks were first offered
and sold at 1 50 per cwt. The 176 sacks of
salted stuff hung on the auctioneer's hands
for a considerable time, and were finally
knocked down to a brewing firm in Pitts
burg at a dollar a sack, notwithstanding the
vehement assertion of the auctioneer that
their contents would make excellent pud
dings. WELSH HOSPITALITY IS EAEE.
So Writes a Well-Kiiown Fittsbnrcer Who
Has Becently Tried It.
"William Campbell, of Campbell & Dick,
sailed for home on the steamer City of Paris
from Liverpool last week. He accompanied
Pennsylvania Bailroad engineers to Eu
rope, and has spent most of his time between
London and Paris. He went with the en
gineers to Bangor, "Wales, to meet a delega
tion of Welsh engineers and tbey were re
ceived right royally. The American dele
gation were taken in carriages drawn by
lour hourses to see tbe State mines, and a
sumptuous banquet was civen in their
Mr. Campbell, in a letter to his partner,
speaks in glowing terms of "Welsh hospi
taity. He also says the scenery is very
fine. He inspected the potteries, and then
went to Scotland and visited the scenes of
his childhood at Aloe. The town, he says,
is in about the same condition as when he
BAI STATE PBAISES.
Springfield Electricians Think Pittsburg's
Light tho Best.
A special committee of the City Council
of Springfield, Mass., have been in the city
for two days examining the city's electric
light system. They were appointed with
instructions to visit Boston, New York and
Baltimore, but they have been in several
other cities, and will probably continue
their trip to Cleveland and Detroit.
After being here two days the committee
reported to Controller Morrow that Pitts
burg was the best lighted city.
LAKE CHAUTAUQUA AND RETURN,
Via Allegheny Valley Railroad,
Each Tuesday and Saturday during July
and August, at rate of tS. Tickets good for
IS days returning. Trains leave Union
station at 8:45 A. u. (Pullman buffet parlor
cars) and 8:50 P. 11. (Pullman sleeping
Tickets to Niagara Falls and return for
$4 75, good to return for four days, can be
had at DeBoy Bro..', 307 Smithfield st;
Edw. Busman, 28 Wylie ave.; Scott Dibert,
84 "Wylie ave.; McBride's Pharmacy, Dia
mond Market, Allegheny; Lawrence & "Wat
son, 76 Frankstnwn ave.. E. E., and "W. H.
Dawes Pharmacy, 23S5 Carson St., S. S.
Train leaves P. & L. E. B. B. depot.Satur
day, August 3, 930 p. m., city time.
Excursion to tbe Ocean.
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to Atlantic City next Thursday,
August 1. Bate $10 for the round trip;
tickets good for ten days. Trains leave
depot at 8 A. M. and 9:20 p. M. Secure your
parlor and sleeping car accommodations at
Phtabnrgcrs at Atlantic City.
By taking tbe excursion via the B. & O.
B. B. to Atlantic City next Thursday,
August 1, you can visit your Pittsburg
friends who are enjoying the sea bathing.
Bate $10 for the round trip; tickets good for
ku ubt, wj.u iuo privilege 01 stopping ai
Washington City returning. Trains leave
depot at 8 A. St. and 920 p. M. Secure your
parlor and sleeping car accommodations 3
Hauoh.&Keenak repair, refinish and
upholster -furniture of all kinds. Factory,
o- ana v ater si. jrnone lozo.
Cutest, sweetest, prettiest ring I ever aw, is
what the ladies
say every day af E. P.
Boberts & Sons'.
Cabdtet photos 89c per dox. Li
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st.
Salts to Order, 833.
.ranis o ana upwari, at , J
. JfllCAIBN'S, 4341
NOT A WAT STATION.
Pittsburg Merchants Once Became
Very Indignant at the State,
AND SPOILED A BIG CANAL SCHEME.
An Incident of the Early Business Life of
a Proinisinff City.
WHERE CHANGES HATE BEEN MADE
Nowhere in Pittsburg have there been
snch marvelous changes as in that section
of the city bounded by Tenth and Eleventh
streets, Exchange alley and New Grant
street. In telling about them yesterday,
ex-Mayor Henry A. "Weaver said:
"The Pennsylvania Canal crossed to
Eleventh street by an aqueduct, continued
along this street and the margin of old
Grant street to a tunnel (same location as
the present Panhandle tunnel), "through
this tunnel along Try street to the Monon
gahela river, where there was an outlet
lock. There was a canal basin leading
from Eleventh street eastward to Stevenson
alley, In the rear of the Bush House and St.
James Hotel, and another canal basin, 80
feet wide, leading from Eleventh street west
to Tenth street. Surrounding these basins
there were 13 warehouses occupied by differ
ent lines of transporters.
"From 1841 to 1853, continued the ex
Mayor, "I had a boat store on Tenth street,
opposite a canal basin, in the two three
story buildings yet standing at the corner of
Exchange alley. There were seven of us
who supplied canal boats with their tow
lines, oil and provisions, and from March
until November we had a busy time. Many
of the iour-section boats were owned by the
captains and not by the transporters. These
people would purchase
THEIB OWS PEEIGHT
to sell along the canal between Pittsburg
and Philadelphia. This included flour,
bacon, cheese, dried peaches, apples and
other products, bills for which often ranged
from $1,500 to 2,000 each trip. But these
sales were not confined to the seven boat
tores. The merchants on Liberty street
had a good share of this trade. One
not conversant with the times would
that hardty believe a stream of water 80
feet wide.aud 4 feet deep ran down from
Eleventh to Tenth street an Exchange alley.
The 13 transporters around these basins
nearly all owned their own lines running
from Pittsburg to Philadelphia. In those
days I have seen steamboats on the river
close beside each other from Smithfield
street to Liberty street, and warehouses for
forwarding and commission along the same
distance on "Water street. Agents for the
different steamers to all the ports of the
Ohio and its tributaries and Mis
sippi river had their offices there.
"It was a great scheme of the State au
thorities in regard to the delivery of lreight
by canal boats about Pittsburg. Their de
sign was to have freight go through the city
without breaking bulk. A boat going
through the tunnel would land alongside of
a steamer, unloading therein their freight,
and after reloading for Philadelphia and
tbe East, would be towed to the inlet' lock
at Corry or Craig street, Allegheny Cift, for
the canal voyage. But the outlet lock on
the Monongahela river met with great and
by the commission merchants.and draymen,
and in fact the whole business community.
They argued that freight going through
without transfer from the basins would ruin
Pittsburg. The result was that only one boat
got through' the tunnel, and it never again
camejacl- to the Pennsylvania Canal. The
locks on the Mononeahela and Allegheny
rivers soon went to decay, and this project
failed. Thereby the commission merchants,
and in fact the whole city, were benefited.
People believed that had the original design
been executed, Pittsburg would have been
a mere way station. From morning until
night the line of drays was unbroken from
the canal to the wharf, along Liberty and
Wood street, and I now and then see an
old drayman who laid up enough of this
world's goods in those days to keep him
comfortable for life. Of all the transporters
of those days there are now but two living,
William Thaw and Peter Graff.
A Splendid New Bathhouse.
The coziest and most cleverly appointed
bath in the country has just been thrown
open to the public at No. 84 Diamond street.
Turkish, Boman and Bussian baths are
given artistically and beneficially; the most
accomplished massage rubbers in the coun
try having been employed for that purpose.
For completeness and comfort this place
will rank second to none. Tbe hot and
steam rooms are bright and tastefully dec
orated, and the beautifully tiled floors add
much to the charm of the place.
Special Cfanrcli Service.
There will be a special service of the
Episcopal Church, St. Martin's Mission, in
Knoxville, at the Presbyterian Church,
corner of Knox avenue and Jucunda street,
at 3 o'clock this afternoon, the latter con
gregation having given the use of their
building for the occasion. The Bt. Bev. C.
Whitehead will conduct the service, assisted
by Bev. James G. Cameron. Tbe singing
will be led by St. Mark's surpliced choir.
Old Sherry, fall quarts 50c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts 75c
Old Port, full quarts 60c
Extra Old Port, Jullquiirt- 75c
Biesling, full quarts 40c
Angelica, full quarts 60c
Muscatel, full quarts. 50c
Tokay, full quarts 50e
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Firth ave.
Franenbelm 3c Tllsack's
Pittsburg beer deserves yourpatronage both
for its good qualities and because it is a
genuine product of home industry. Call for
it at all first-class bars, or order direct.
Use "Una" flour finest spring patent in
the world. "Golden Wedding" the best of
bread flours. "Duqnesne" has no equal as
a pastry flour. Horning's "Ivory," gem of
all family flours.
New Train Arrangements.
The Bedford Springs Hojel Company beg
to notify the public that commencing to-day,
and during the season, tbe train on the Penn-,
sylvania Bailroad leaving Union station at
1 o'clock makes direct connection via Hunt-
ingdon for Bedford Springs on any day ex
BIcCormlek's. Lake Excursion
Thursday, August 8. Trains leave Pitts
burg and Lake Erie depot at 9 a. m., 2:35
and 5:10 r. M., city .time.
$3. Cleveland and return. $3.
$6. Detroit and return. $6..
$10. Mackinac and return. 10.
Tickets and berths secured at McCor
mick's, 401 Smithfield st.
Freel Free! ,
To introduce our fine crayon work. 100 25x
30 life-size crayons will be given away by
Hendricks & Co., No. 68 Federal st. Alle
gheny, beginning August 1, to the holders
of their family tickets. This is your chance
for a portrait.
81. Cabinets ot Children. 81.
At 516 Market st, Pittsburg, Pa. Use
Hendricks & .Co's., 68 Federal rt., Alle
gheny, is the'place'to haveyourphotographs
THE UNCERTAINTY OP LIFE. .
A Brief Sketch of the End of a Toung Man's
Bard Battle With Fate.
Harry McNeill, who was killed on the
Fort Wayne Bailroad Friday while begin
ning his first day's work upon the road, was
of Southern birth, and leaves an aged mother
to mourn him, her only son.
He had come from Baltimore to Johns
town, where he worked until sickness came
pon him. He came to this city and ignor
antly enrolled himself among workmen go
ing to Johnstown to take the placet of
strikers. The train was mobbed and Mc
Neill escapedleaving his coat containing
his slender store of money. Without money
or friends, he did not despair, but courage
ously did such work as his hands iound to
do until he had passed his examination for
work upon the railroad.
He had just gotten his foot upon the lad
der when he was killed by the cars. Such
an end is a sad illustration of life's uncer
tainties. ITKEAN NOT IET APPOINTED.
The Pittsburg Gentlemnn'sNamesabe Canses
a Slight Flatter.
Among the commissions executed by
President Harrison at Deer Park yesterday
was that of "J. S. McKean," to be Assistant
Engineer in the United States Nary. The
similarity of the name with that of the
Pittsburg J. S. McKean, Postmaster
expectant, led that gentleman to state to an
interviewer that he had a slight acquaint
ance with his New York namesake, whom
he met some years since at General Han
cock's headauarters at Governor's Island.
Tbe dispatch sent out announcing the
nict-ean appointment created quite a nutter
until it was ascertained that it had no
bearing upon the Pittsburg postmastership.
A Boom In Picnics.
Nearly 6,000 people went to Bock Point
yesterday to the picnic of the Allegheny
shopmen. Seven trains, representing 82
cars, each crowded, left the Fort Wayne de
pot Tickets were in such demand as to
bring a premium, thereby enabling the
small boy to coin money on a modest capi
tal. At the grounds, both dancing plat
forms were crowded, and solitude was fare.
Your Friends All Go There
And get 13 cabinet photos for a dozen, all
for one dollar at Stewart & Co.'s,90 Federal
CHANGE IN MAKE-UP.
That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, eta, are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
ETNA PARK PLACE,
THE BEST ! THE NEAREST ! THE CHEAPEST !
AT ETNA STATION, PITTSBUKG & WESTERN RAILROAD
5 Miles from Allegheny Station,
.- - .-
5 Miles from Pittsburg Postofflce, . i
b Miles from Allegheny Postofflce, -
y2 Mile from Sharpsburg Bridge. ' r
$75, 100,. 150, 200 and 300
For the finest lots that lie out doors; "level approach and gently rising ground..
ONLY $1, $1 50 to $3 DOWN and 75c, $1 to $2 PER WHihiK.
NO TAXES and NO INTEREST FOR TWO YEARS. ;
These lots are going off rapidly, and no wonder.
The monthly fare to Undercliff is $4 05, Wilkin sburg $4 30, Ivanhoe
$5 25, Allison Park $5 40, but Etna Park Place only $3 25.
Several good houses will be built immediately. We give large reductions, -or
a Lot Free to' all who build houses this year. Every .lot fronts on a 40 or
50 foot street and has an alley in the rear.
PURE WATER! NATURAL GAS! EVERYTHING CONVENIENT!
FREE EXCURSION EVERY DAY!
.dome to our office and
10 A. M. and 4 P. M. Our
every evening, to accommodate customers.
CITY IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, Limited!
MA.G-A-.W & G-OITir,
THE VERY REMARKABLE' BARGAINS
HAVE BEEN OFFERING the PASTFEW WEEKS''
HAVE ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION
OF THOUSANDS OF EAGER BUYERS, -j
In order that there shall be no diminution in the amount of busi
ness we have been doing we shall offer for this week, commencing to
morrow, the following unparalleled bargains and invite everybody to,
attend this great sale, promising ALL the grandest bargains of a life
Choice of Men's elegant Dress-Suits in Cheviots, light and dark
colors, all sizes from 33 to 42 inches breast measure, for $9 99 only.
Not many left, but enough to suit some 200 buyers.
Choice of 800 Men's summer Coats and Vests, in plaids and stripes,
all sizes, al 69c only. Remarkable bargains, truly.
Choice of 1,500 Men's summer Coats at 14c only. The true worth
of these only to be ascertained by inspecting the goods.
Choice of Men's black summer coats at 25c A price very insig-i
nificant indeed when value of goods is known.
Choice of 1,000 pairs of Men's Linen Pants at 98c only. If these
are not good value at $2 they're not worth a cent
Choice of 120 Blue Flannel Coats, 38 to 44 sizes only, at 98c. If,
you want a right royal bargain here it is.
Choice of 125 White Vests at
order to close the lot out
Choice of 1,500 Children's Sailor Suits, sizes 4 to 10, at 49c only...
It's only at Gusky's that such bargains are obtainable.
Choice of 225 Wash Kilts at 48c. Did you ever hear of such af"
wonderfully low price? No, nor yet did any one else.
Choice of 150 Odd Kilt Skirts at 49c. A bargain to be long rffiierh-. '
bered by the happy purchasers.
Choice of 1,000 Children's Knee Pant Suits at 98c only. Here is,
an opportunity to get suits worth at .least $2 for less than a dollar.
Choice of odds and ends in Ealbriggan Drawers (reduced from.
$1 24, 98c and 74c) at 49c only.
Choice of some 600 Gossamer Shirts (sold usually at 53c) at 240
Choice of elegant striped Shirts and Drawers (former price $1 13'
and $1 '25) at 69c only.
Choice of genuine English Lisle Thread Shirts at 74c only. (These. .
have sold previously at the bargain price of $1 19.)
Choice of Men's Stiff Derbys at 89c, 98c, $1 39 'and $1 49, worth'
every cent of double the money.
OVER 10,000 OF OTHER EQUALLY
ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
get free tickets. Train leaves Allegheny station at
agents are on the ground
views at our office, which
E?OR!3?Ea: . .A-V EaSTTIiEIi ' ,' i '&
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This low price is made in
300 tc 400
every day to give all in
will be open until 7 P. M;