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A Scheme to Get Pittsburg
Manufacturers Into a Pool.
Eastern Factories Could Enn "While
Men Here Are Striking.
He Says it is Only for Concerns Banning
Less Than 20 Pots.
The latest scheme in the way of trusts and
combinations is a pool ot window glass
manufacturers. The idea is to get all the
window glass manufacturers in the country
in one company for the purpose of econo
mizing on office rent, clerk hire, etc. The
company now has control of all the window
houses in New York State, one in Pennsyl
vania and one in Ohio. They are
trying to get the Pittsburg houses
to come into the combination, but so
far they have apparently met with no
success. It is rumored that several of the
smaller manufacturers here are considering
the matter of going in, and may do so un
less the wage dispute is speedily settled.
The combination aims to control matters of
this kind on account of their Eastern fac
tories. 'Within the past week or ten days the fol
lowing circular has been received by every
manufacturer in this city:
Office of the Unitfd Glass Compact, 1
S BACUSK, N. Y., July 81, 1889. J
Gentlemen The present condition of af
fairs In the window glass business is our
-apology for addressing you in this manner.
All are familiar with the fact that the busi
ness of the past year has been unsatisfactory,
and that some remedy must be obtained. Our
people have given the snbject careful consid
' cration, and have spent months of time and
labor to find relief from the situation, and have
as a result acted upon what seems to ns the
only feasible and entirely legal method that
has been suggested.
The benefits to be derived are so apparent
and so desirable, that they need not be here
enumerated to any experienced manufacturer,
and while the results to the manufacturers
might possibly be as great, if similar action
' were taken in other sections, our experience in
this matter teaches us. that a consolidation
with an existing company U far preferable to
the delays which are unavoidable in the forma
tion of a new organization therefore, we invite
your attention to our organization, which in
cludes a large proportion of the works in New
York State, and also some in Pennsylvania and
Ohio, and respectlully suggest that you make
no contracts or arrangements for the coming
lire, that may interfere with your joining us for
mutual protection and support.
We shall be pleased to hear from you on this
The United Glass Company,
By O. E. Fkazee, President.
As will be seen by the circular, the com
pany suggests a way to the Pittsburg manu
facturers to avoid any trouble on the pres
ent wage dispute, and in speaking of this
yesterday, a well-known manufacturer said:
"The combination would be a good thing
for us in the present trouble. The company
sow controls and operates all the factories
in New York State. That territory is, in
what is known as the northern district, and
the wages paid there are 10 per cent less
than in this city. The workers here have
demanded an advance of from 5 to 55 per
cent. "We will positively refuse to
pay it. If the other manufacturers grant
the advance and start their factories there is
nothing left for us to do but follow their ex
ample. On account of the large stocks we
have on hand, and the present condition of
the market, there is no money in the busi
ness. If we pay the advance we will really
be running at a loss.
"Now, if we are in the combination we do
i sot need to grant the advance. The United
Company would say we cannot afford to pay
the advance, and would allow our factory to
stand idle until the men got tired and went
to work at our scale. In the meantime the
factories in the East would be running and
our trade could be supplied from there. It
would not be very long until our workers
saw they were in a hole and wonld go to
work. This is the only practical way of
keeping wages down. We could allow our
factory to stand idle for a year if necessary,
and we would be drawing our dividend
from the company the same as if we were
g "The plan of operation is about as follows:
The company proposes to consolidate our
works with the combination already in ex
istence. They will be the general execntive
officers and direct how the works shall be
run, but we will attend to the details and
conduct the works as if we owned them.
"Before buying, thecompany sends a board
of appraisers here to put a valuation upon
our plant. The board investigates our
books, finds out what our plant and prop
erty are worth, and the amount of business
done annually. They then make a state
ment to the company, who have the papers
made out for the transfer. We are then
given stock in the combination in exchange
for our plant, and we draw dividends as
stockholders. If our plant is worth $50,000
we get that much stock, and are relieved of
all responsibility about managing the busi
"The tendency of th window glass trade
is the same as other businesses, each manu
facturer trying to economize on everything.
If we get 25 concerns in this pool we can cut
down expenses to a minimum. It would
not be necessary to have traveling men and
agents for each house. It would not be
necessary to keep a set of clerks and office
for each concern. The traveling agents of
one house could work for the 25 just as eas
ily as work for one. It would be necessary
to" have a large force ot clerks, but not one
sixth as many as would be employed by the
25 individual concerns. Each factory would
have its own warehouse, and orders would
be filled from the nearest house. TJnderthc
-pooling arrangement, no one house would
lave to carry a heavy stock over the sum
jner. "When a strike is threatened it would be
easier for the manufacturers. A dozen men
would probably compose the Board of Man
agers. Acting for one large concern, there
would be no feeling of uneasiness among
the manufacturers as to who would break
away from the association and sign the
workers' scale first The Board of Man
agers would have everything in their own
hands, and they would be able to dictate
their own terms to the workers. Altogether
X think it is a capital scheme, and it is
probable that a number of Fittsburgers will
go into it"
A call was made upon William Loeffler,
Secretary of the Manufacturers' Associa
tion, ana that gentleman was interrogated in
regard to the matter. Mr. Loeffler said:
, "I have seen the circulars, but
the intention is to rjet in small
factories only. The window houses
in New York State now in the company
are nearly all small concerns, and the com
bination has been a success. In addition to
saving office rent, clerk hire and thousands
of dollars in other -ways, there would
be no cutting of rates among the
different houses. The company could
also control all wage disputes, and when
one factory started up, they would all want to
work. If the scale was signed for one, it
would have to be signed for all.
"I do not think that the United Company
will secure many, if any of the Pittsburg
firms. Those in the company now are firms
running less than 20 pots. II would be
easier to conduct the affairs of a combina
tion of small factories like these than larger
ones. One reason why I do not think the
Pittsburg manufacturers would take kindly
to the scheme is on account of the distance
from New York.
Their factories are so far away from the
present state ot operations of the company
that it would be difficult to manage them.
There has been considerable talk about the
combination, but I do notknow of any firms
who have signified their intention of going
into it" ,
The Pennsylvania factory in the pool is
at Meadville and the one in Ohio is at
Bavenna. The latter is owned by I). C.
Coalman, who is working up the scheme
among Pittsburgers.
The wage lists of the window glass workers
were mailed to the manufacturers yesterday
The latter quietly pigeon-holed the docu
ments and said they were not yet ready to
sign them.
About 2,000 of Them Expect to be Oat on
the Coming; Labor Day,
The carpenters ot this city have decided
to parade on Labor Day. At A meeting ot
their council a committee was appointed to
meet other committees from the different
local onions and make arrangements in
regard to the demonstration. They will
meet in a few days, appoint marshals and
arrange the route ot parade. It is expected
that about 2,000 men will be in line. All
carpenters who refuse to turn out will
be lined about one day's wages.
In addition to the picnic of the coke
workers at Hulton, the marble, slate and
tile workers will picnic at Wildwood on the
same day. The members of Painters'
Union No. 77 will go to Hammel's Garden,
and there will be picnics held by various
labor organizations in nearly every grove
surrounding Pittsburg. At the marble,
slate and tile workers' demonstration
speeches will be made on the eight-hour
question by J. M. Kelly and others.
lTbe American Flints Will Help the Green
Bottle Blower.
President William Smith, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers'Association, has
returned home from the EJist, where he had
a private conference with Master Workman
Coffey, of D. A. 149, Knights' of Labor, in
regard to the green bottle blowers' trouble.
In speaking of the conference, Mr. Smith
said he made the following agreement:
The American flints will do everything
in their power to help the bottle men. They
will not fill any green bottle ' rders, and the
bottle blowers agree not to work any non
union molds. None of the flints will' make
any molds to be worked in non-union green
The struggle in the Bast will probably be
a bitter one, although there is no trouble
anticipated here. The wage conference in
regard to the scale, however, has not yet
been called, and the factories should start
about September 1.
Railroad Men Golnc to the Meetlaff to be
Held la Chicago To-Dar.
George B. McCague, General agent of
the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
Bailroad in this city, and S. P. Woodside,
of the New York, Lake Brie and Western
road, left yesterday for Chicago to attend
the meeting of the Iron Committee of the
Central Traffic Association, to be held
there to-day. The object of the meeting is
to advance west bound iron rates. The ad
vance will be about 10 per cent and will
take effect about September 9.
A BIr Parade Will be Held on the Day of
the Dedication.
Secretary William Martin, President
James Campbelland James Kelley will hold
a meeting next Saturday to conclude ar
rangements for a big parade on the dedica
tion of the Armstrong memorial. All labor
organizations will be included in the
parade. General B. F. Butler is expected
to be present, with Gompers and Powderly,
and will address the meeting.
movements of Pltraburcora and Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
Prof. Kane, principal of the Twenty-seventh
ward school, has just returned from Pari'.
Hesays of the educational exhibit: "The Ameri
can educational exhibit as a national exposi
tion of the work of our schools, is a failure.
Some of the schools sent excellent exhibits, bat
among them all Pittsburg stands first Prof.
Parka. Snnerintendent of the American Edu
cational Department does not hestitate to say
that we will be awarded the gold medal. Very
few of onr large cities have sent exhibits. New
York has not sent any. Chicago and St Louis
are not represented; Boston andCiocinnatl sent
good work. The United States, however, is be
hind other nations in exhibits.
Chester H. Krum, an ex-Judge of St
Louis, passed through the city last night, en
ronte to New York. Mr. Krum is a large man,
affable, and ready to see the humorous side of
humanity as he is to solve knotty questions of
law. He says St Louis will get there when it
comes to the World's Fair, and can put up as
much money as New York and Chicago com
bined. George D. Kelly, of the Commoner and
Glcut Worker, has returned home from a vaca
tion visit to Atlantic City. He reports having
thoroughly enjoyed himself in the company of
the legion of Pittsburgers who are at that re
A. F. King, one of the oldest brake
men on the Brie and Pittsburg Railroad, left
last nisbt for a two weeks' vacation In New
York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
N. W. Walker, of the Globe Sewer
Company, is in the city. The company held a
meetlne in the Germania Savings Bank build
ing to attend to matters of the firm.
Braiuard Borison, of the Indianapolis
Jenney Electric Company, arrived in this city
yesterday to hand in bis bid for the Allegheny
City electric light plant
F. H. Stratten and John Cavanaughleft
for England last Wednesday on the steamer
City of New York. They will be gone for two
Hugo Blanck returned from Buffalo
yesterday, where he attended the convention of
the Societies of MIcroscop.su of America.
Chief Engineer Bice, of the Citizens'
Traction and Birmingham cable lines, left for
his home in Philadelphia last night
Judge John M. Gresham, of Union
town, a consin of Walter Q,. Gresham, is regis
tered at the Seventh Avenue
Joseph Weeks left for the southern part
of Virginia last night where he has an Interest
in iron ore mines. .
Dr. J. J. Covert has left the city for
Rice's Landing. He was called away to bury
a near relative.
John M. Crumnton, of Philadelphia,
was among the Seventh Avenne guests last
L. Carrier, Jr., of Thirty-third street,
left the city for San Francisco to be mar
Mr. William P. Tyler, President of the
Tyler Steel Tube Company. Boston, is in the
P. Fitzpatrick, Chief of Police of Cam
bria City, is in town, visiting friends.
Bobert P. Molten, of Philadelphia, is
a guest of the Anderson Hotel.
Dr. Copeland and wife returned from
their vacation trip last night
W. M. Cairnievs, of Melbourne, Aus
tralia, is at the Anderson.
S. Gallinger and A, Weylerleft for
Atlantic City last night
Isaac Miller and wife, of Media, are. at
the Anderson.
BzzcHAif s Pills cure bilious and nervous ills
Pxabs' Eoap secures a beautiful complexion
James Gordon Bennett Will Receive
a Letter From AY, E. Schmertz,
As to the Location and Support of the Ex
position of 1892.
Last evening Mr. W. E. Schmertz, Presi
dent of the Chamber ot Commerce, sent a
letter to James Gordon Bennett, proprietor
of the New York Herald. It was in reply
to one received a few days ago from that
gentleman. Both communications explain
themselves. The first is as follows?
New York, August IS, 1889.
W. E. Schmertr, Esq., President Chamber of
Commerce, Pittsburg, Pa. J
Dear Sir Are you In favor of having the
Columbus Exposition of 1S92 in New York
What effect do you think such an exhibition
will have on our trade and commerce in gen
eral? Are you in favor of launching the exhibition
on the popular bond subscription plan advo
cated by the Herald, as opposed to Govern
ment subsidy?
A stamped envelope is Inclosed, and your
early reply is requested. Yours truly,
James Gordon Bennett.
reesident schmebtz' eepit.
Mr. Schmertz' reply to the above is as
PITTSBURG), August 22, 1SS9.
James Gordon Bennett, Esq , New York. Herald:
Sear Sir In answer to the first question in
your circular letter, I will say that the Cham
ber of Commerce, of this city, had already
committed itself in favor of tho Columbus Ex
position being held at Washington City. New
York City, no doubt is rich enough, and gen
erous enongh to grandly sustain the great
event Its patriotism does the metropolis
credit But the Capital City of the nation,
without individual wealth and liberality,
characteristic ot your merchants, offers
two Inducements for tho exposi
tion which no other city possesses
One is the fact that it Is the typical city of our
republic Nowhere else is patriotism for
American institutions so easily aroused. Wash
ington is the home of our Presidents, the seat
ol government the most beautiful city in the
United States. The other advantage in its
favor is the abundance of ground there for
such a vast enterprise and the well-known ac
commodations of that city (and its neighbor
Baltimore) for great crowds of strangers.
Answering your second question, a mere
word will suffice. The handshaking of all the
nations of tbe Americas would cert.inly make
us better acquainted. Our guests would have
their eyes opened to our wonderful manufact
uring resources and see where it would be to
their benefit to deal with us instead of foreign
extortioners. And we of tbe United States
would be quick to cultivate the new fields of
commerce thus opened to us. Herein lies the
great benefit promised by the exposition of
In regard' to your third question I must say
most emphatically that the expense should be
borne by our Government. Part of the large
surplus now in tbe vaults of our Oovernment
could not be used for a better purpose than for
an exhibition of this kind. It becomes a na
tional demonstration. Private contributions,
no matter how generous, could never gild it
with the splendor and magnificence of the na
tional wealth, nor give it the substantial back
ing which Congress is able to offer. Let the
people expend theirmoney in strengthening the
industries wnich they propose to exhibit in that
year to the world. Bat in order that thenation
the people collectively and not individuals,
may reap the reward, let the nation's Oovern
ment assume all the expenses. Then the ex
position will be a success beyond allperad
venture. Yours respectfully,
W. E. ScniiKETZ.
President Chamber of Commerce.
Superintendent Follansbee, of the Cham
ber of Commerce, doesn't want any pro
vincialism about the exhibition, and he
says it would necessarily have it if held in
any other city than Washington. New
York is not noted for liberality, and if she
were and wonld put up handsomely, still
the enterprise is a national one, and nearly
all strangers who are enlightened want to
see Washington. So do our own people.
There is plenty of space, many hundreds of
acres of it in Washington for an exhibit.
and in this respect it is superior to New
York. Some people have objected that
Washington is not able to lodge the multi
tude, but Mr. Follansbee thinks its capacity
is under-rated, and in addition, it is but 45
minutes' ride from Baltimore.
Mr. Follansbee didn't care to express an
opinion as to the effect the exhibition would
have on trade and commerce, further than
that it wonld be immense, incalculable at
"Would you favor raising funds on a
popular bond subscription as opposed to
Government subsidies?"
Mr. Follansbee I don't think I wonld.
I don't care to answer this question, but as
the matter is a national one, and the nation
should bear the burden, I am not prepared
to discuss the advantages or disadvantages
of local subscription.
Lively Bavarian Seed for Selling T.Iqoor
Without License.
As a result of the riot at Hammel's picnic
grove, last Tuesday night, the members of
the Committe of Arrangements of the Bavar
ian Beneficial Association were arrested
yesterday on the charges of selling liquor
without license and selling to minors. In
spector McKelvey, of the Southside Police
Department, is the prosecutor. In explana
tion of the case the Inspector stated last
night that they had charged 2 admission,
and given 30 beer checks to each purchaser.
Some of these tickets were sold to minors.
Detective Carrigan was sent after the men,
and arrested Paul Beinhardt, Joseph Baben
stein, John Schinning and Wm. Wagner.
All gave bail for a hearing before Magis
trate Brokaw.
When the men were arrested they seemed
to treat the whole affair as a huge joke.
A Meeting of the Musicians to Go Into tbe
The charter for the new local Assembly of
Knights of Labor musicians has been
received in this city from general head
quarters in Philadelphia. The new
local will be known as 1583, and is at
tached to D. A. No. 3. All the members
of the assembly are members of the Great
Western Band against whose engagement at
the Exposition, the Trades' Council have
made a protest
Several of the delegates to the Council
stated yesterday that the protest isn't a
marker to the howl that will bo raised about
organizing the men into the Knights.
A meeting of tbe members of the Alle
gheny County Musical Union will be held
this morning at 10 o'clock to organize all
their members into tbe new local assembly.
For Allbrlshi'a Benefit.
An entertainment was given at Salisbury
Hall, Southside, last night or the benefit of
F. W. Allbright The latter was a mem
ber of the Hilltop Belief Committee, which
went to Johnstown to assist the flood
sufferers. Mr. Allbright lost a foot in an
accident on the railroad, near Johnstown,
and the proceeds of last night's benefit were
given to him.
With nn Iron Bar.
Yesterday Daniel Stembel charged Mich
ael Fenn and John Salinsky with assault
and battery before Alderman Succop. He
alleged that the defendants hit him with- a
bar of iron in the Sligo mill. They were
arrested and gave bail for a hearing Satur
day. The defendants will enter cross suits
O'RIley nobbed on Pike Street
Patrick O'Biley was robbed at the corner
of Pike and Fourteenth: streets yesterday
morning about i o'clock by three men. He
was knocked down with a club, and his
pockets were rifled and $2 taken from him.
No arrests were made.
They Arena In Tula With Green Hnnde
The Strikers Think Snpt. Daley Will
Make a Fair Proposition.
The strike of the carbon setters and line
men of the Allegheny County Light Com
pany had very little effect last night
Down town the electric lights were burning,
and the citizen would notknow that a strike
of the electric employes was in existence.
During the afternoon the strikers, in
parties of five or six, followed the new and
inexperienced carbon setters about the city,
and at every opportunity surrounded them
and argned with them, almost always in
vain. The new men worked slowly. They
were nervous and feared a fall. At about
9 o'clock last evening one of them came
very nearly having a bad fall from a high
stepladder, while he was trying to replace
the carbons in one of the lights in front of
the City Hall. He barely caught himself
after slippintr, and frightened the night
janitor of the hall almost ont of his boots.
Last night none ot the strikers were to be
seen about the motor house on Virgin alley.
The driver for the company was on hand
with his buggy and a carbon "setter. When
ever word came from the police that a light
was out, the men drove to the lamp and re--placed;the
carbons. Between 7:30 and 820
,P. M. seven lights were reported to be out,
at Grant and Water, Grant and Second,
Grant and Sixth, Penn and Thirteenth,
Eighth, between Penn and Duquesne, Penn
and Thirty-first and Liberty and Tenth. By
9 o'clock all these lights were burning, ex
cept the one at Grant and Water street
General , Manager Blaxter and Foreman
John Daley drove about the city after dark,
and said that they found only two lights
The strikers express confidence that they
will receive a proposition to-day which will
be a practical victory for them. One of the
employes of the company said last night
that no proposition for a settlement would
be made nntil the return of Superintendent
Bobert Daley from Detroit, but he did not
know that a proposition would then be
made. Mr. Daley is expected to arrive
home this morning. The strikers appear to
have considerable confidence in Bobert
Daley's fairness. None of the men who
struck have returned to work.
On the Southside three lights were re
ported out In Allegheny all lights were
going, and the parks were as brilliant as
ever. The East End also was in good con
dition, the carbons having been reset by the
chief engineer, the Superintendent of Out
side Construction and the Secretary of the
Detectives Arrest L. J. Simmonds on a
Charge of Forgery.
L. J. Simmonds, who is wanted in -Beading
for forgery, was arrested by Detective
Sol Coulson yesterday.
Simmonds' arrest is an interesting one.
He had been to the police, and told them a
story of a cruel desertion by his wife, who,
he alleged, rap away from him at Philadel
phia. Last night the officers found the
woman, who, by the way, is remarkably
handsome. The woman, when she saw Sim
monds, roundly abused him, and told Sol
Coulson he was wanted in Beading for
forgery. In the meantime a dispatch was
sent to Beading, and it was learned that
Simmonds was wanted for forging a check
on a bank.
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city yesterday, will be taken back to the
scene of his crimes to-day. Detective
Kramer, of Beading, having telegraphed
that he would be here at 620 this morning
for that purpose. He acknowledged to De
tective Coulson last night that he had forged
a man's name for $300, but denied that his
forgeries amounted to $900 as stated by his
The woman who claims to be his wife and
who was the cause of his arrest relented last
night, after Simmonds was locked up, and
wished she had not given any information
to the police. She sent him down a basket
ot dainties about 10 o'clock, and a long let
ter which seemed to relieve his mind.
Bis Father Has Him Arrested for Banning
Away From Home.
George Spanner, about 15 years of age, is
in the Allegheny lockup on a charge of in
corrigibility, made by the father of the boy,
who lives on Fountain street, Allegheny,
who says that his son ran away from home
some time ago.
Henry Miller, of Howard street, Alle
gheny, will have a hearing this morning
before Deputy Mayor McKelvy on a charge
of desertion, preferred by his wife.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Martin Natchiton, the yonng man from
Sharpsbnrg, who is accused of robbing an old
man named Barris of SS5 while the latter was
lying drunk at the Citizens' Line car stables
Monday evening, was committed to Jail by
Magistrate Brush for a hearing on Saturday in
default of 11.000 bail.
O. A. Mecjos made an Information against
John Kerlns yesterday, charging him with ag
gravated assault and battery. It is alleged
that tbe defendant knocked the prosecutor on
the head with a stove lid. Officer Merriman
has a warrant for the arrest of Kerlns.
Albert Grange will have a hearing next
Monday before Alderman Porter on a charge
of felonious assault and battery. James Mo
llnskl preferred the charge, alleging that he
was cut with a knife by the defendant No
particulars of the case are yet known.
Another explosion occurred in Allegheny
yesterday, though it was attended with no fa
talities. The generator of the soda water foun
tain In Wiethorn & TJrben's drugstore. No. 2S9
Beaver avenue, exploded, causing a damage to
tbe extent of $20. No one was hurt
John Danbert was arrested by Officer An.
drews last evening and lodged in the Four
teenth ward station, charged with being a sus
picions person. It is alleged by Andrews that
Danberywas banting abont the residence of
John C. Brown at Glenwood.
John Donaldson, employed at the Lucy
Furnace, had his foot caught under a crane
yesterday and crushed. He was removed to
the West Penn Hospital, where the foot will
be amputated.
Company A, Hibernian Rifles, will have an
excursion on Saturday to Wheeling Island.
Other companies have been Invited. They will
leave from tbe Baltimore and Ohio depot
The R. T. Pearson Raccoon Hunting Clab,
of Allegheny, will hold its annual picnic at
Windsor Park to-day. It is expected that
about 1,000 people will be present
Edward HAHn.TON.of Oil City, was brought
to the West Penn Hospital yesterday to receive
treatment for a broken leg, caused by a fall
from a scaffold.
William Modie, employed at Riter 4 Con.
ley's boiler works, had his foot crushed yester
day by an ingot He lives on Liberty avenue
Sixteenth ward.
John Campbell complained to Alderman
Jones that Patrick Conway hit him on tbe
head with a cobble stone. Conway gave bail
for a hearing.
JudoeEtowe yesterday granted a transfer
of the retail liquor license of A. Dngan, for the
Central Hotel, of Braddock, to W. H. Wei
mert George Benson, of Homewood, left a cow
out in the field yesterday evening. Somebody
entered the field and cut its tail off. ,
A KAN giving tbe name of John Black was
arrested last evening for causing a disturbance
In tbe Bijou lobby.
Jutte & Co. are sinking cribs for the Dravos
burg bridge piers. Stone is arriving at the rate
of five cats per day.
The county teachers' association will meet
in tho Pittsburg High School during the last
week of August.
Dr. Merctjb commenced yesterday to ex
amine members of Nos. 8, U and 1t engine com
panies. AT the Linden Steel Works a shaft fell on
John McCormack's right band and mashed it
' WlLLlAii Lang, a dentist of Allegheny, was
taken 111 at a Ross Grove picnic yesterday.
The reduction at the Spang Stee! and lion
Company's works was about SO per cent I
DAN SrstBLE sued Mike Fern for striking
him with a hot bar. F ,
Drunken Men Tie Planks on a P., V.
& C. Track to Wreck a Train.
And Says They Did it Out of Pare Cassed
ness to See a Smash-Up,
On the evening of July 20 a passenger
train on the Monongahela division of the
Pennsylvania road, composed of three pas
senger cars, combination car and engine,
was going around a curve near Lostoca sta
tion at a high, rate of speed, when the en
gineer noticed an obstruction in the twilight
lving low on the track at a short distance
ahead. He could not discern what it was,
but immediately shut off the steam, reversed
his engine and jammed the airbrake' down,
bnt the speed was so great that the engine
ran over the obstruction and passed it about
300 yards. The cars were derailed, bnt no
damage was dpnt or was there anyone hurt
The crew were all experienced men and
they state that it was the narrowest escape
they ever had. After the passengers and
crew had been satisfied that no damage or
injury had been done, they went to examine
the nature of the snag.
It was found that two planks, 16 feet long,
1 foot wide and 2 thick had been embedded
into the hill, one plank crossing the other
at an angle and reaching over the entire
line. It was the most disastrous position
that they could have been placed in, and it
is a miracle that the train was not totally
wrecked and its freight of human beings
hurled into eternity.
As the train leaped the track a wild cry
of consternation ran throngh the passengers.
It was supposed that the train had collided
with another with its consequent awful re
sults. But when the true state of affairs
became known, the passengers were indig
nant at the dastardly attempt to wreck the
No clue could be ascertained who perpe
trated tbe deed, and George "Wheatley,
special detective of the railroad company,
began to investigate. For two weeks he
was completely baffleJ.
Through a little information he received
last week he suspected three men, who had
been seen in and around that locality on
the evening of the accident The men were
George Gales, John "Wilson and Weller
Dowden. He further sifted the matter and
accumulated other evidence which pointed
to these men as the train wreckers. He
then began to trace them, and yesterday his
efforts were crowned with success. He ar
rested, together with Constable Murphy,
John Wilson and Wellcr Dowden in Alle
gheny City, and Dowden made a full and
complete confession of the crime.
He stated as the only motive for the per
petration of the crime that "it was merely a
drunken freak a piece of downright hel
lishness "
Wheatley asked Dowden if any of the pas
sengers should have been thrown out and
injured, would he have gone for a doctor.
He answered very firmly: "No."
The men were arraigned before Alderman
Gripp for maliciously injuring a railroad
train. Gales is in "West Virginia, and his
arrest is expected to-day.
A Southside Doctor' Baggy Takes Fire
From a Darning Tobr.
Dr. G, J. Bahauser, a Southside physi
cian, had a very exciting buggy ride yester
day afternoon on'Forbes street, because his
clothes caught fire, while he was driving.
The genial doctor related his experience in
the'following manner:
"I had jnst left Ellsworth avenue, crossed
Fifth avenue and got on to Forbes street
when I smelled fire. I was smoking a toby
at the time, and looking down I noticed my
trousers were burning. I clapped my hand
on the flame and continued my way, when I
suddenly saw that the horse blanket was in
flames. In my excitement I stooped down
to smother the fire, when the horse got
frightened and ran off. I had the hardest
time to keep the animal under control and
the blanket had to burn. After a while the
matting in the bottom of the buggy, was on
fire too, and between the excited horse, the
flaming blanket and my own state of nervous
fear, it took me about half an hour before I
got the fire extinguished."
The doctor was not injured by the fire.
Four Little Boya Are Alleged to Have
Been the Thieyes.
John Heide, a baker 'on Mt. Oliver, yes
terday entered suit before Alderman Flach
charging four boys, Frank Smith, John
Heide, Harry Betler and John Bruckner,
with larceny. He alleged that they frequent
ly stole bread and cakes from his wagon, an
noying him considerably.
An additional charge of malicious mis
chief was lodged against Smith by August
Bauer, who accused him of throwing stones
at his wagon. In default of bail the boys
were committed to jail for a hearing this
The Temporary Plera Gave Way and De
layed Trains.
Some of the false piers and scaffolding of
the Panhandle bridge at Stenbenville,
which is being double tracked, went down
last night, necessitating all of the "Western
trains west of that point coming into the
city via the Cleveland and Pittsburg and
the Fort "Wayne. No. 6, due at 6:55 P. it,
was about an hour late. The Limited, fast
line and No. 4 left via the Fort Wayne.
Superintendent Miller, of the Panhandle,
said last night that the break would be re
paired by this morning and that no serious
damage was done.
The Southside People Wnraed Against tbe
Banaua Peels.
Inspector McKelvey, of the Southside
district, has received numerous complaints
lately about the sidewalks being littered
with banana peelings and other rubbish,
causing many persons to fall.
Yesterday he procured a number of
printed copies of the ordinance relating to
the subject, and distributed them among the
grocers and fruit dealers about whose places
of business tbe annoyance was most fre
quently met with, cautioning them to see
that it was observed.
A Fire on Penn Avenue.
Yesterday evening in the upper backroom
of Mrs. Mollie Brooks' house, 2619 Penn
avenue, a lamp that was sitting on the
dressing table exploded. The oil fell over
the bed clothes and became ignited. The
room was soon in flames. A police officer
noticed the smoke coming from the room
and notified the parties, and through the
combined efforts of the policeman and house
hold a destructive fire was averted. The
damage is very light
Domestlo Pantlme.
B. S. Parker, of Anderson street, Alle
gheny, will have a hearing this afternoon
before Alderman Succop, of the Southside,
on a charge of felonious assault and pointing
firearms, on oath of his wife, Kate Parker.
It is alleged that on Monday evening Parker
had trouble with his wife, daring which he
threatened to shoot her with a revolver.
Platt's Chlorides instantly disinfects the
house drains, water closets, sinks, cellars, etc.
A Pleasant Evening Spent by the Botanical
The "Western Pennsylvania Botanical So
ciety met last night in the parlors of the
Pittsburg Library Association, Dr. Hamil
ton presiding, and spent about an hour very
A number of Tery interesting plants were
exhibited, among them the dove, a rare
specimen oi the orchid family. Another
was the Australian flame tree,
which must be seen to be appre
ciated. It grows in Australia as
thickly as the kalmia in the Allegheny
Mountains, and by its vivid color gives the
forests the most intensely brilliant hue. The
specimen exhibited was gotten from Mr.
Frew's conservatory. Another was the
clematis. Mr. Ferguson, of the new Belle
vue Cemetery, furnished a specimen of the
hyacinthus canadensis, which grows about
five feet high. The marble vine, which
bears fruit about the size of a marble and of
marbled appearance, made an interesting
exhibit, as also a rare hjbiscus.
Dr. Hamilton states that if any wealthy
public-spirited men see fit to purchase
Library Hall building and present it to tho
Western Pennsylvania Botanical Society
the members will see that it is kept in good
condition, and John D. Shaler, Esq., states
that no legal entanglements will be allowed
tcdefeatsuch intention. The society now
has 75 members and interest is growing. It
is now at work getting up a herb
arium case, and over 1,000 specimens
have been mounted. It will be ready lor
exhibition in about three mouths. Soon
specimens of all the flora of Western Penn
sylvania can be seen at the society's rooms,
and for those conversant with the science
the collection will be very interesting.
The election oi officers for the society will
be held in October.
Uncle Sam Want Hli Revenaea From tbe
Illegal Liquor Sellers.
The persons who conduct "speak-easies"
in this city are about to run against another
snag, which is more certain to catch them
up than either the Law and Order Society
or the independent "detective" agencies.
Uncle Sam's officers have been investigat
ing them for some time, and there will soon
be a general descen t upon them. The speak
easy people may depend upon it that there
will be no compromise after they get into a
Federal court ,
When Mr. S. D. Warmcastle took posses
sion of the office of Collector of Internal
Bevenue, his attention was promptly called
to the fact that many people were selling
liquors in the two cities without the posses
sion of an internal revenue license. He de
clared his intention to thoroughly investi
gate the subject, and to compel all such
transgressors either to pay the tax or to
suffer the penalty in the Federal Courts.
The investigation was promptly begun, and
has been very satisfactory. A great
deal of information is now in the Collector's
possession in regard to tbe location oi illegal
sellers and the manner in which they are
doing business.,
Tne Collector's chief business is to see
that the revenues are paid to the Govern
ment If the speak-easy people pay
promptly they will escape any penalty. If
they delay very long after this date the
amount charged will be double. Those who
have not paid by September 1 may look for
breakers, and after that date the revenue
officers are liable to desceud upon them at
any time. The penalty is heavy and may
include imprisonment in the penitentiary.
A Bohemian Veterinary Sargeoa Offers to
Care Rasa' Hone.
T. Burner, of No. 38 Voegtly street, Al
legheny, has written a letter to Governor
Beaver asking permission to attempt the
cure of Bugler John Buss' horse, afflicted
with glanders. Mr. Bruner says that he
can cure glanders and can prevent its
spread among horses. Bruner has been
in America only two months.
He is from Bohemia, and says that he
cured many horses in the old country. He
claims to be a regular veterinary surgeon,
but says his cure is not known by other
veterinarians in Germany or Austria. He
has a wife and several small children, and
is anxious to show what he can do. For
that reason he offers to treat the Harris
burgrhorse at his own expense. He says he
can cure glanders without fail.
Collector Warmcastle Will Announce flla
Appointees Next Week.
Collector Warmcastle will have the list of
his appointments of gaugers and storekeep
ers ready for announcement by the first of
next week. The appointments in Allegheny
county are nearly all decided upon, but sdme
of them are subject to change. None of the
new appointees will go to work until Sep
tember 1, and not all at that time. The Col
lector says that it would not do to change the
entire force at once. A few of the deputies,
and others, whose appointment will really
begin September 1, are now at work studying
the details of their work. It was reported
yesterday that Alexander Boreland, of the
Twentieth ward, will be storekeeper, and
James H. Gillespie, of the Fifteenth ward,
a ganger.
Two PIttsbargera In Hoc.
A telegram from Petersburg, Va., states
that Edward Moore and William Dempsey,
of Pittsburg, were arrested at that place as
marine deserters. They are thought to
have escaped from the "United States
warship Bichmond, at the Gosport navy
A Boy Kicked by a Horse.
Silas Prosser, aged 17 years, while driv
ing, (ell from his wagon at the corner of
Carson and South Thirteenth streets, yester
day afternoon. He fell at the heels of the
horse which kicked him, breaking his leg.
To Milwaukee Without Change, Via Pitts
bnrg and Western Railway,
Will leave Allegheny 12:40 P. M., Central
time, Sunday, August 25, with day coaches
and Pullman sleepers, and rnn through
solid, arriving in Chicago 6:55. Milwaukee
10.30 A. at., Monday. Bate $11; Chicago
and return $9. Secure sleeping car tickets
at once.
Last Excnnlon to Atlnnttc City, Via tho
Plctorenqne B. t O. K. It.,
Via Washington, Baltimore and Philadel
phia. Thursday, Aug. 29, 1889. Tickets
good to stop at Washington City returning.
Bate, 1 10 for the round trip, tickets good
for 10 days. Trains with Pullman parlor
and sleeping cars, will leave depot at 8 A.
II. and 920 P. M. Excursion tickets will
be honored from Philadelphia to Atlantic
City on any regular train of the Beading
route from pier 7, foot of Chestnut street,
Aug. 30 only. For detailed information
address or apply to E. D. Smith, Division
Passenger Agent, cor. Fifth ave. and "Wood
st, Pittsburg.
A Delicious Drink.
Iron Cltv beer, brewed only by Fr&uen
heim & "Vflsack, is a refreshing and health
ful beverage. It is pure, wholesome and
nutritious. Try it, and you will always use
it Telephone 1186.
Reduce Your Gas BUI.
Buy Schlag'g progress gas heaters, laun
dry or tailor's stoves; no waste of gas; no
overheated chimneys. No. 6 New Grant
street rsu
Soare big money can be saved buying
blankets, comforts and underwear at Busy
Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Fob mother' darling. Eeduced prices
this week for infants' cloaks, slips, etc
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. ,
Wholesale Salesmen Take a Bide Up
the Monongahela filrer
A Merry Crowd Board, the Majflower and
Enjoj the Trip.
The Mayflower yesterday steamed out of
the wharf and up the Monongahela river
laden with a crowd at pilgrims not only
pilgrim fathers, but also pilgrim mothers
and children, and some lovers. The occa
sion was a picnic given by the wholesale
salesmen and restricted to friends and their
About 9:50 the Mayflower backed from
her moorings, and turning her bow toward
the source of the "muddy river," began her
pleasant journey. Over 170 people were on
board, exclusive of Captain Lew Clark and
his assistants. Among the ladles were:
Mrs. Crulkshank, Mrs. B. Miller, Mrs. A. F.
Emrlclc, Mrs. R. W. Windell, Mrs. Fenesy. Mrs.
C. Wheeler, Mrs. J. 8. Ward, Mrs. Osmund,
Mrs. A. Weyniand, Mrs. J. Webber, Mrs. Poke,
Mrs. Urlockman, Mrs. McEwen, Mrs. J. E.
Frazter, Misses Paula Fenesy, Marie McEwen,
Ella Corroon, Hamilton, Stratton, Dowey, Alice
Stratton, May Campbell, Hessie McEwen, F.
H. Hasledge. K. Wesllng, Mlnars. Jennie Ur
ban. M. Marks, Hasley, Osmund and Webber.
The sail up the Monongahela was
thoroughly enjoyed by all present; the ever
changing scenery along the banks calling
forth exclamations of delight at each new
bend in the river. About 1, o'clock lunch
was served in tbe saloon and on deck, great
execution being done on the good things
provided. The music then struck up and
dancing began. Waltz, quadrille and polka
succeeded each other until Monongahela
City was reached. Here the whole party
disembarked and a pleasant half hour was
spent in rambling through the neighbor
At the clanging of the bell everyone hur
ried back upon deck, and, as the May
flower turned homeward once more,
dancing was resumed and kept up until
dinner time. The shades of night had
now begun to gather over the placid
waters, and tbe yellow moon began to rise
above the hills. It seemed as if a gloaming
of gloamings had been granted to the yonng
members of the picnic, and the soul of the
misogynist must have shrunk within him as
he listened to the murmur of flirtation that
filled tbe cool air of the summer's evening.
Then up flared the lights, and the music
burst lorth afresh, winning many a pair
from the dim seclusion in which they had
been whispering to whirl in the fantastic
The moon stood high over Braddock
church spires
"Like a dot o'er an V
as Villon sings; when Captain Clark called
a few of the gentlemen to his stateroom and
made a short speech, thanking the picnick
ers for their quiet, orderly behavior during
the day. It was freely responded
to by Messrs. Heckman and C.
F. Ftazee. Merrymaking was then
resumed till the furnaces of Pittsburg
glowed red on the night and the Tenth
street bridge spanned the moonlit waters,
telling of a charming journey to be ended
all too soon. '
Finally the Mayflower discharged its liv
ing load on the wharf, about 820 P. M., and
the whole party separated the tired heads
of many small people drooping sleepily on
parental shoulders, and the lips of their
grown up relatives murmuring goodbyes,
with all the sentiment of many jatteraay,
Bomeos and Juliets. Truly "parting was'
such sweet sorrow" that everyone on board
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all indicate that you need a few doses
of the genuine
Dr. McLane's Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify the
They aie prepared from the purest
materials and put up with tho great
est care by
Pittsburg, Pa.
Be sure you get the genuine Count
erfeits are made In St Louis.
Kid Gloves, very stylish.
We are agents for "Foster Hooks" and
Centemerl Kid Gloves.
UMBRELLAS. See onr stock, natural, gold
and silver mountings, 50c up.
the best in the two cities, 15c, 25c and 50c pair.
No aches or pains if you wear our Glovs
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Manufacturers and Importers of Pino Furni
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Designs and estimates submitted for complete
House Furnishings.
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tj9-1tur Philadelphia, Pa.
longed for another picnic upon the earliest
opportunity. The success of the May
flower's voyage was in a great measure
owing to the labors of the arrangement
committee, Messrs. Charles F. Frazee, John
"Webber, Dennis W. Frazee, James Mc
Ewen. Isadore L. Israel, J. Schimmel, J.
K. Gasson and John Donley. The follow
ing gentlemen were also active in promoting
the comfort and pleasure ol the passengers:
Messrs. William A. CruikshankKtheca
didate for Allegheny's Mayoralty; Arnold
Weymand, Heckman, H. McEwen. John
Donley is President of the Salesmen's As
tociation and Mr. C. F. Frazee Secretary.
An Inquest Held on the Dead la A. D. Miller
& Sons' Hennery.
The fire at the oil refinery of A. D. Miller
& Sons, on Preble avenue, was finally ex
tinguished yesterday afternoon, and the
salvage is fdand to be much greater than at,
first supposed. The senior member of the
firm states that not more than 25 per cent of
the works was destroyed.
A Coroner's inquest was begun on the
body of Thornton F. Miller, the engineer
who was burned so badly that the remains
were only Identifiable by means of a match""
box and a ring found on them. Alter tak
ing the testimonyof Bobert Miller.abrother,
and Wm. Miller, a son, the inquest was ad
jourded until to-morrow.
Perry Hauck.the night still man, who was
severely burned, is pronounced out of dan
ger. T. S. Parker, Esq., has prepared a protest
for the residents of the Sixth ward to sign
against the rebuilding or the works, and S.
S. D Thompson, President of the Armenia
Insurance Company, is taking the lead. An
ordinance was passed in 1870 which pro
vides that no oil refineries should be built
nor any enlargements made. The fine for
violation is $100, with $50 a day subse
quently so loug as the violation continues,
fines to be recovered summarily, and
"every such building or tank is hereby de
clared a nuisance." Miller & Sons' re
finery was built before the passage of the
ordinance and not affected by it before the
fire save as to extensions, but people in the
vicinity hold that it shall notbe rebnilt,and
that such rebuilding would be a viola
tion of the ordinance.
Chief Jones and the firemen were almost
worn out, and will take all the sleep they
can get in the next 24 hours.
jds. hdrne k are.
, More surprises this week in the way
of extreme low prices, prices to finish
up summer dress stuffs this week.
Fine wool 60-Inch Check and Striped
Suitings 31 25 quality marked down to
75c a yard.
One lot of Silk and Wool Mixture
from SI to 0c
One lot all-wool Gray and Bro
Mixed 50-Inch Suitings.
A little lot of yard wide all-wool
Plaids at 35c a yard.
School Dress Stuffs and House
Wrapper Goods at 50c. down from fl
and more.
First appearance now, here and there
In this big dress goods stock, of new
arrivals of foreign dress fabrics, hints
of the oncoming tide of all the best
that's woven in France, Germany and
The fact that wool is on the rise
doesn't affect onr dress goods prices
one cent Best to buy here then
Wash Goods Department On the
counter near the door to-day, over one
hundred pieces of Plain and Fancy
French Satlnes finest quality. 30c, S7a
and 40c sorts at 15c a yard. Some
others, too French ones at 12c a yard
12c American Satmes down to(c.
This is the last chance on these Wash
Goods for this season.
Ginghams, 0o ones, in plain colors,
down to 15c. All remnants fancy 40o
styles at 20c a yard.
Clcak Room Special One hundred
Black Btocklnette Jackets, sizes 33 to U
best measure, f nil weights, your choice
at J3, $3 50 and H 50; the greatest bar
gain you were ever offered.
The bargain sale of Irish and Scotch
Table Linens a (Treat opportunity ta '
Tbe prices are the lowest on fine,
heavy pnre Linen Damasks.
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