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THE PITTURG DISPATOS, KRIDAT, AUG-IJST 30, 1889.
The law-Makers Pail to Pro
Tide for Assessors
;IN THE NEW ACT PASSED.
County Commissioners Aro
Puzzled What to Do,
AKD WILL APPEAL TO THE COURTS
Lucky Dogs Will Escape Taxation on Ac
count of the Oversight.
3K0 CHECK ON THE CHIEF ASSESSOR
The late Legislature didn't succeed in
framing a road law, but it did succeed in
doing several other things, to explain
which the average member might be puz
zled, and among other things it passed a
law regulating the election of assessors,
which gives County Commissioners Mercer,
McKee and McWilliams an exceedingly
hard nut to crack just now. The material
portions of the act, or rather acts, for there
is an amendment, are recited below. The
first received the approval of the Governor
on February 14 the day when Cnpid plays
fantastic tricks; but it isn't that which
causes the trouble, but the amendment.
The material portions of the enactment are
THE FIKST DELIVEBAXCE.
The qualified voters of everv borough and
township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia shall on the third Tuesday of February,
1SS9, and triennlally thereafter, vote for and
elect a properly qualified person for assessor
In each of said districts, who shall serve for
When anv borough has been or shall be di
vided into wards, or any township has been or
shall be divided into election districts, the
qualified voters of each of such wards and
each district of each divided township shall
severally elect, at the times aforesaid, a prop
erly qualified person as assessor for said ward
or election district, who shall serve for thrge
bection 3 provides that snch assessors shall
perform all the duties of assessors nnder the
laws of this Commonwealth, as well asthose
relating to elections, as to the valuation of
property, and sbs.ll make the triennial assess
ment in the last year of their term of office.
Section 4 Whenever the commissioners of
any county shall, nnder existing lavs, appoint
a person to Oil the office of assessor, snch per
son shall serve nntil the next election for as
sessors as provided In this act.
The usual repealing clause is added.
VICTIMS OF IGNORANCE.
"Well, the election was held under the old
law, and, as assistant assessors were only re
quired in the year of the triennial assess
ments, but one assessor was elected in each
township, and he was elected for the entire
township regardless of districts, the people
not having been apprised of the change in
the law. This might have been remedied
by the appointment of the extra assessor by
the County Commissioners, bnt on the 8th
of May the Governor approved another act
to amend the above, making section 2 to
When any borough has been or shall be di
vided Into wards, the qualified voters of such
wards shall severally elect, at the times afore
said, a proDeriy qualified person as assessor for
Section 3 of the act approved February
14 is amended to read:
The assessors elected pursuant to the pro
visions of this act shall perform all the dnties
of assessors nnder the laws of this Common
wealth, as well as those relating to elections as
to the valuation of property.
This, it will at once be seen, provides for
boroughs, but makesno provision for town
ships, and the question arises as to what
shall become oi the assessors elected in
townships. In case every district had a
candidate it might be held that the home
man receiving the highest number of votes
in that district is elected, but some districts
had no candidate, and cl course could not
have an assessor, and as dogs were to be
assessed this year, thev are likely to escape
for a time. Further, but one assessor has
been elected in a township, and the question
that arises is to what d'strict does he be
long; and, still further, is he an assessor at
all, and finally, have the townships any
assessors? Of" course those elected hold
commissions, bnt are they worth anything?
Have they any assessors, and if they have,
what are their duties?
The County Commissioners have about
concluded that they will not takeany action
until they get a judicial deliverance on the
subject. The law further complicates the
duties of the Commissioners as there are no
longer assistant assessors to overrule the
Chief assessor, should he be stubborn and
undertake to exercise arbitrary1 power in his
estimates of values. There is no check on
him except that of the County Commission
ers. Heretofore his assistants could over
A POSSIBLE WAT OUT OF THE FOG.
The question was submitted by the re
porter to two legal gentlemen, Messrs. S.
M. Itaymond and X. W. Shafer, and they
could not on short notice suggest any
remedy, unless it might be in the power of
appointment by the county Commissioners
to fill vacancies, but this is complicated by
the fact that in townships the whole of the
voters elected but one man, as they under
If elected assessor last spring, would a
man be a trespasser if he went out of his
district to assess? If he refuse to go when
ordered, has the owner of property a right
to "sic" his dog on him, the dog he came to
assess? Let the unprotected sheep and the
school boards answer, and do it speedily,
lor this matter must be determined speedily.
A CAE DK1VEE IXJUEED.
One of tho Pleasant Valley 3Ien Run Over
on Tnscart Street.
Between 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon Patrick McMee, a driver on the
Pleasant "Valley street car line, met with a
very serious accident A new switch had
been put in on Taggart street. The car
ran off the switch and the driver was
pulled over the dashboard. The car ran
over him. Some men who witnessed the
accident pushed the car off the driver and
helped him tothe stables. A physician
found that while McMee was severely
bruised about the body and face, no bones
Kicked In the Fncr.
Alexander Marshall and James Fitz
immons were held for court by Alderman
Doughty last night, on a charge of assault
and battery upon the 10-year old son of
Mrs. A. Biley, of Thirty-fourth street. The
prosecutrix alleges the lad was knocked
down and kicked in the face by the de
fendants. Not Expected to Recover.
Lizzie Thompson, the C-year-old girl who
was injnred in an accident on the Pittsburg.
Virginia and Charleston Bailroad, at the !
head of South Eighth street, on Monday, is
lying at me ouuiusiue nospiiai m a critical
condition. She is not expected to recover.
Illanecse Gem Rail.
Alderman Maneese, committed to jail in
default ot $1,500 bail on Monday on a
charge oi being implicated with the Bauder
gang, obtained bail Tuesday and is now at
tending to business as usual.
The New German Daily.
The first issue of the new daily German
labor paper will appear on Monday. The
paper is the first of its kind in the country,
and will no doubt make a successful initial
bow to the public on Labor,Day.
A PHOPOSED BANKRUPT LAW.
A Mensnre That Kepresentntlve Business
Men Think Will Fill the BUI It Will be
Presented to Congress.
United States Eegister in Bankruptcy, N.
W. Shafer, Esq , has received a copy of a
bill intended to be presented to, the next
Congress, providing for a uniform system of
bankruptcy in the United States. All
merchants, manufacturers, etc, who do busi
ness outside the State in which they reside
are interested, and have felt the need of
such a law ever since the old one was
abolished. People are constantly exhorted
to keep their money at home and the ex
hortation has taken such deep root that for
.years merchants have felt that in dealing
with the average man out of their immediate
neighborhood they ran great risk in giving
credit. .Many traders oegin Business dt
nrst making assignments to fathers, mothers,
uncles, consins, sisters or aunts, and while
thev may pay all right when prosperity
smiles, the first gale of adversity blows
everything valuable they possess into the
possession ot the assignee, and foreign
creditors are left to wrangle over the husks.
As sentiment in each community winks
at, if it does not indorse, such a
code of morality, and charity gen
erally begins and ends at home,
large traders have determined that
some remedy must be provided, and this
bill is the result of the deliberations of suc
cessive conventions of mercbants.etc, held
from time to time in various cities, and is
launched by the St. Louis National Con
vention of' Representative Commercial
Bodies of the Union.
It is a complete act embodying the views
of the commercial classes, and is intended to
take the place of all pending bills. The
clause that was fatal to the Lowell
bill, that which made failure to settle an
open account of 30 days' standing an act of
bankruptcy, is changed so as to extend the
time to CO days alter a written demand per
sonally served on a debtor, thus giving him
ample notice and time to cover his shorts by
some kind ot an accommodation.
Another feature embodied in the proposed
bill is that the death of a respondent shall
not abate bankruptcy proceedings, as here
tofore. As some relief has become an imperative
necessity, the matter becomes highly inter
esting on account of the heavy commercial
interests that will back up the proposed
act when it is presented to Congress next
A LADY'S ORDER,
-Tho Daughters of St. George Select Their
The Daughters of St. George held their
morning session in the K. of ,L. rooms yes
terday. The business of the meeting con
sisted of nominations for the various offices
of the society.
Mrs. Sophia Bodgers, of Cleveland, was
nominated for Worthy Grand President;
Mrs. Handy, for Worthy Grand Vice Presi
dent; Mrs. Dr. M. A. Fletcher, of Plym
outh, Pa., for Worthy Grand Secretary;
Mrs. M. O. Shargo-Frazier, attorney at law,
oi Cleveland, for Worthv Grand Treasurer;
Mrs. Mary Moore, of Akron, for Chaplain;
Mrs. Bupert Clark, of Providence, for First
Conductor, Mrs. Greenwood, of Philadel
phia, Pa., for Second Conductor, and Mrs.
George Scott, of Allegheny, Pa., for Inside
The Outside Guard and the various com
mittees will be elected to-day. Miss Aunie
Gelson.of Cleveland, O., the retiring Treas
urer, has rved in that capacity since the
first organization of the Grand Lodge. Miss
Gelson is 80 years old, and her retirement
was owing to her own desire. She will be
to-day presented with a handsome group
picture of the members of the Grand Lodge.
The visiting delegates have been invited by
the local orders to attend a river excursion
on the Mayflower, on Friday evening. To
day the elections will take place, and the
meeting will go into committee on financial
. UUMTIXG niS SON.
A Jinn Eighty Years Old Walk From New
Patrick Whalen, an old man of 80 years,
stopped to rest at the Twelfth ward station
last night. He said he had walked all the
way to this city from New York City in
search of his son, his only living relative,
-whom he has not seen for 15 years. He
started seven weeks ago. His feet were
He said he was too old to work any more,
and he wanted to see his son in his old age.
The Sergeant directed him to a man of the
same name in the Bast End, and gave him
money to continue his search.
A DAI'S ACCIDENTS.
Two Men and a Boy Injured While at Work
In Steel Dltlls.
Michael Harold, a laborer at the Linden
Steel Works, had his hand crushed yester
day by a large bar of iron falling on it. He
was attended by Dr. Christler.
William Frazier, a little boy employed at
Clark's Solar Iron Works, had his leg
crushed yesterday by a wagon overturning
on him. He was taken to his home on
John Metz. employed at the Black Dia
mond Steel Works, had his foot crushed
yesterday bv au ingot. He was taken to
his home on Fifty-first street.
WAS HE BEATEN?
The Police Are Trying; to Find Out How
Frank Smith Wm Hurt.
The police are investigating the case of
Frank Smith, who was found Inst
Sunday on Gazzam Hill seri
ously injured about the head,
on Saturday afternoon he left home with
his brother. Gus Smith, "Butch" Baum
and one Tyce. They visited a bottling
establishment, and it is supposed got drnnk.
When Smith was found the next day he
was lying on his own doorstep badly
bruised. His condition is considered
Improvement! In Onr Tclesrnph Ofllcc.
Extensive .improvements are being made
in the Pittsburg office of the Postal Tele
graph Company. Three eight-horse power
dynamos are being substituted for the old
batteries. The company at present employs
40 operators in this city. New tables and
desks are being put in its office, and there is
a general overhauling and renovation
Dynamite bald to be Stored In Shed.
A story was started yesterday afternoon
to the effect that a lot of dynamite and blast
ing powder had been stored within half a
square of the burned Miller oil refinery in
Allegheny. Fred Gwinner, the contractor,
has, some sheds in the place mentioned, and
it is said that dynamite is stored in them.
The matter is to be investigated.
On a Clinrge of Cruelty.
Daniel E. Ward was arrested at 10.30
o'clock last night and taken to the Seven
teenth ward police station, for a hearing to
morrow, on a charge ol cruelty to his chil
dren. Agent O'Brien, of the Humane So-
ciety, preferred the charge before Magis-
Tito bnnday School Picnics.
The Sunday school in connection with the
First Christian Church, Allegheny, held a
picnic at Idlewild vesterdav. The annual
picnic of the School" Street Mission Sunday
school, Allegheny, was held at Avalon yes
terday on the Fort Wayne road.
A Slight Freight Wreck.
A slight freight wreck occurred on the
West Penn Bailroad yesterday forenoon.
While near the Leechburg tunnel a train
was derailed by a foul joint in the rails and
.two cars smashed. All through trains were
delayed in consequence.
A NATIONAL MATTER.
The K. of L. Executive Board Will
Settle the Musicians' Trouble.
COMING HERE ON THE SIXTEENTH.
Painters Will Enforce tho Bale Applying
HEWS FROM THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD
The general officers of the Knights of La
bor have taken up the fight between tire
members of the Musicians1 Mutual Pro
tective Union and L. A. 1583, K. of L.
musicians. General Secretary John W.
Hayes and James Wright, of the Executive
Board, have been ordered to Pittsburg to
investigate the matter and report to the
board. Upon their report will depend,
whether or not the charter of the local as
sembly will be recalled.
While thev are in the city, the old trouble
between the Marble, Slate ami Tile Layers'
Union and L. A. 491, Knights of Labor
slaters, will be investigated. The Central
Trades Council and organizations in the
Federation of Labor, have asked that the
charters of both K. of L. organizations be
revoked upon the ground that the members
of each are non-union men. The officers of
D. A. No. 3 will make a fight for the reten
tion of the charters, and do everything to
keep the two locals in the district, i Master
Workman Boss will take more than a usual
interest in the fight beween the two great
labor organizations, and it is likely that
General Master Workman Powderlv nnd
President Gompers will take a hand in the
EUHE STATED THE CASK.
President C. H. William Buhe, of the
M. M. P. U., has just returned from Phila
delphia, where he went to present the mat
ter to General Master Workman Powderly.
While in Philadelphia be also attended a
meeting of the National Board of the M. M.
P. U., and stated the case to them. He
carried with him the protest of the Trades
Council and other organizations against ad
mitting the seceders into the Knights.
The Executive Board took the matter in
hand, and had .Mr. Buhe present it to the
K. of L. general officers.
When the matter was presented to him,
Mr. Wright said he and Secretary Hayes,
with other general officers, would be in this
city September 17 to make an investigation.
Mr. Buhe promised him to have their books
and all the papers in the case ready by that
time, and both sides will be given a hear
ing. Mr. Wright stated that if the tro
assemblies were organized
CONTEABT TO THE PBIN CIPIE3
of the order they would be expelled and
their charters taken from them. An agree
ment exists between the K. of L. and Feder
ation, by which one cannot organize men
against whom the other organization struck.
The committee, composed of Calvin
Wyatt, of Printers' Assembly No. 1G30,
and James Young, of L. A. 1392, are still
compilinz the list of the names of the mem
bers of 15S3. The union standing of each
man is being looked up and stress will be
laid on their antagonism to the M. M. P. U.
No ord has yet been received from Presi
dent Marvin, ot the Exposition Society, in
regard to the employment,, the alleged
non-union musicians. The "committee of
the Trades Council are anxiously waiting to
see what the society intends to do in regard
to the matter.
STRIKING AGAINST APPRENTICES.
The Palmers' Union Are Determined About
About Enforcing Rales.
The Painters' Union are still determined
to enforce every rule of the organization in
regard to unionism. In addition to the
stand they have recently taken, in positively
refusing to work with non-union men. and
especially on buildings where non-union
carpenters are engaged, they are going to
enfore the rules in relation to apprentices.
The painters have a thorough organization
in Allegheny City, and when they strike
against a non-union man he either joins the
organization or is discharged. A number of
small strikes have taken place within the
tat two weeks, which they have won.
Special Agent Jewell, of the Allegheny
union, yesterday made a move on shops
employing too many apprentices. He
fonnd five apprentices at Isensmith's shop
on East street, and immediately ordered the
discnarge of four of them. The rules of the
union only allow one apprentice for each
ten journeymen or fraction thereof, and in
this shop there were only nine men em
ployed. The agent gave the proprietor
until Monday to decide what to do with
them. If the apnrentices are not discharged
the nine men will be ordered out.
SECRETARY PAGE IN TOWN.
The Brnuworkers' Representative
.Building; Up the Order.
Louis F. Page, Becording Secretary of N.
D. A. 2.12, Knignts of Labor brassworkers,
arrived in the city yesterday. He is here
looking after the interests of the organiza
tion and bnilding up L. A. 1710, which is
attache to the district. He attended a
meeting ot the local last evening, and was
highly pleased at the organization in this
At the regular meeting of the assembly
the following officers-were elected: Master
Workman, Daniel S. Crowley; Worthy
Foreman, E. J. Leylie; Financial Secre
tary, J. Scheedcr; Recording Secretary, F.
A. Stierheim; Treasurer. John Bird; Statis
tician, F. G. Stierheim; Trustees, William
Graney, J. Marion and William Lewis. .
A MEETING T0-M0RR0W.
The Pittsburg Frelcht Committee
Make the New Flgnres.
S. P. Woodside, agent of the Erie road,
and J. P. Orr, ot the Pennsylvania road,
returned home yesterday from the rate
L meeting in Chicago. To-morrow i. meeting
or the Pittsburg committee will be held in
the Lake Shore office to arrange the details
of the new advanced rates which will take
effect September 16. The advance on iron
articles to Chicago will be 4 cents per 100
pounds on carload lots and 3 cents on less
than carload lots. To St. Louis they will
be advanced 6 cents per cwt in any quan
tity. Another Scale Signer.
Another application for the window glass
workers scale was received yesterday at the
office of the Window GlassAssociation on
the Southside. Mr. Campbell refused to
give the name of the firm, but he said that
the company intimated their willingness to
sign the scile.
The Tanks Start Up. ,
At 12 o'clock on Sunday night the fifst
tank of the Chambers and McKee Window
Glass Works at Jeannette will be started
up. The second tank will be ready bv Sep
tember 12. The firm will have 140 blowers
employed at the two tanks when they are in
To Report Next Month.
The committee of flint glass manufactur
ers, appointed to devise ways and means for
the formation of the combination of table
ware interests, are still working. They w'ill
report at a meeting of manufacturers to be
held next month:
Union Men Wanted.
The Hod Carriers National Union are
making efforts to have none but union bod
carriers employed upon the row of SO brisk
houses to be erected on Dinwiddle street.
A anion contractor has the Job. ..,
AMONG GLASS WORKERS.
The Fltubnre Factories' Have Not Tet
Signed the Former Scale.
The time for the annual resumption of
workin the window glass factories of this
city will occur on Monday, but so far not
one manufacturer has shown any disposi
tion to sign the workers' scale. It is not at
all likely that any of them will start up
now, before September 15.
Outside of this city the following firms
have signed the scale: Jeannette, CO men;
Vineland, N. J., 16; Wilmington, Del., 8;
Larimer, W. T., 4; Bradford, Pa., 4; Selina,
O., 10. ,
The following green bottle factories will
start up Mondav morning: McCullough's,
Twenty-second street; 'Wightman's, West
Carson stieet; Cunningham's, Twenty-sixth
street, anfi Ihmsen's, Fourteenth street.
A conference between the flint manu
facturers and officers of the workers' asso
ciation was held yesterday, and a number
of corrections made in the chimney list.
Auother tank furnace at Jeannette will
THE FLUNG WHEELS.
Two Erlo Men "Cycle Homo 2,000 Miles to
Boston and Back.
A big bicycle trip has been made by two
young men E. H. Bochner, of Erie, Pa.,
and H. W. Booth, of Ann Arbor Univer
sity, who arrived in Pittsburg yesterday!
morning. They had 'cycled about 2,000
miles in 23 days, leaving Erie on August G,
and traveling via Albany, N. Y., to Boston,
Mass. Besting at Boston for a short time,
they wheeled down the Hudson to New
York, and thence by Philadelphia and
Harrisburg to this city. Mr. Booth was un
fortunately taken ill last nigh t, and was
obliged to finish the journey by rail.
BRITAIN'S BOTTLE BLOWERS.
They Meet In Manchester to Form n Grand
Union of Their Societies.
A big demonstration of the bottle blowers
of. Great Britain and Ireland was held in
Manchester on the 24th instant, tor the pur
pose of amalgamating the workmen of the
different sectional societies into one grand
union. Addresses were made by A. Green
wood, Chairman; W. Graham, of Dublin;
B. Hunter, of St. Helens, and I. Leicester,
ex-Member of Parliament, of London. The
meeting was a success, and a committee has
been formed to pave the way for the union.
RANDALL HOT IN THE FIGHT.
He la Still Sick at Walllncford, bat Will
be Ready far Coneress He Will Keep
Aloof From Politics.
Mr. James Atwell, of Pittsburg, returned
on Wednesday afternoon from a visit to the
Hon. Samuel J. Bandall at his country resi
dence at Wallingford, near Media. Mr.
Atwell was seen last evening at his office on
Ninth street He said:
"My visit to Wallingford was entirely
one of friendship and hadnot the remotest
connection with politics. I am happy to be
able to say that Mr. Bandall is in a fair
way to recover, though his illness has been
severe. Its nature was rheumatic gout, and
it was the result ot.a cold caught during a
night ride in the country round his place.
He hopes to be in good' shape for the meet
ing of Congress."
, Mr. Atwell was asked as to what side his
late host intended taking in the Democratic
struggle which is at hand. He seemed
somewhat annoyed at the question.
"Do you think I would bother a
sick man about politics?" he said. "I
assure you we did not discuss Democratic
politics. Mr. Bandall is not going to take
any part in State or other politics until
- "Did he tell you so. Mr. Attwell?"
"Tes, he told me so." he replied, smiling.
"And even it he didn't I would have die
covered the fact myself. A man confined'to
his bed with rheumatic gout is not a likely
person to take part in a big party contest."
THE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Listen Attentively to Lone Lectures on How
It has been hard work for the pretty school
inarms attending the Institute now in ses
sion to cast off the frivolities and exuberant
spirits absorbed dnring vacation, and settle
down and give close attention to the heavy
arguments and facts of the lectures. Yes
terday, however, the attendance was cood
and the speeches worthy of the attention
given. Prof. Z. Y. Snyder continued his
lectnre on "Number." He believes that
nearly all the subjects of arithmetic can be
taught a child in the first year of his life.
Miss Coffin, of West Chester, Pa., spoke on
"Geography." Dr. Winship, of Boston,
continued his lectnre en "Psychology.
At 150 Prof. Snyder spoke on "Organiza
tion," followed by Miss Coffin on "History."
Dr. Winship then continued his lecture on
"Psychology." The speakers all handled
their subjects well and received close at
tention. To-day is the last of the conven
tion. CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD.
Connection With the Soulhsldo Interrupted
. The Southside was entirely cut off from
the world last night, so far as electric light,
telephone and police patrol service is con
cerned. The wires were crossed and re
mained so for over two hours. Everything
was all right again at 10 o'clock.
HITHER AKD THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbnrcers nnd Others of
General John A. Wiley, of the Second
B rigade. was in the city last night. He thinks
General Hastings chances for the guberna
torial nomination are good, bnt of course, the
trend of tho political plans of the "way ups"
will hardly be aired until after the fall cam
paign. At least he expressed himself as pretty
certain that Quay would not commit himself
as to his intentions nntil this fall. '
B. G. Ford, General Superintendent of
the Bell's Gap railroad, passed through the
c;ty last night en route to Pueblo, Col., with
his family, where he has lately been appointed
uencra: .Manager or the Colorado Coal and
Iron Company. Before leaving Bellwood, his
former home, he was tendered an ovation by
the citizens and given a handsome gold watch
and other souvenirs of friendship.
Amos H. Hall, Patriarch; B. H. Gra
ham. Grand High Priest; Dr. Van Arsdalem,
Grand Senior Warden, and John S. Hill, Gtand
Treasurer of the Encampment L O. O. F ar
rived yesterday from Philadelphia, and paid an
official visit to the Southside.
Deputy Coroner Loughrey, Coroner's
Clerk Mark Donley and James Filson will leave
the city this morning for a two weeks' hunting
and fishing trip near Lake Conneaut.
W. S. Anderson, wife and eon, of the
Monongahela House, were called suddenly to
their old homo in Philadelnhia last nirht h.
the sickness of relatives.
Chief Justice Fuller, of the United
States Supreme Court, passed through the
city last night en route from Cresson Springs
to his home in Chicago. "
Balph Cuthbertson and wife, who have
been on a wedding trip since last week, will
return to their home on Mt Washington tos
J. F. Miller, General Agent of the East
End Improvement Company, has returned
from a two weeks' vacation.
Mrs. F W, Budd, Miss Bessie Budd
and Fred Budd, of Sharon, are guests at tho
Seventh Avenue. '
Alfred P. Clark, of Railroad Topics,
New York, is in the dty visiting railroad
General James A. Ekid. a retired officer
of the Regular Army. Is at the Monongahela
-Miss May Schiller, of Washington,' k
AT HOME ONCE MORE.
The Body of William Thaw Arrives
in the City From Europe.
PBIVATE SERVICES WERE HELD.
Representative Character of the Pall
RAILROAD OFFICIALS WILL ATTEND
The body of William Thaw arrived in
Pittsburg at 8:15 o'clock yesterday fore
noon. The train was half an hour late. Two
special cars were attached to it Special
car No. 674 contained the remains. The
casket was of lead, covered with black cloth
and ornamented with heavy handles of
silver- Upon the casket lay a wreath com
posed of laurel and immortelles. In special
car No. 203, which was formerly Mr. Thaw's
private car, were William Thaw, Jr., Dr,
Alexander Blair Thaw, wife and child.Frank
Semple, the attorney, and H. Samson, the
latter having charge ot the funeral arrange
ments. At the depot, to meet the party, were
William B. Thompson, the banker. Prof.
Dorsey and Prof. Bohrbabher, of the West
ern University, and Patrick Kearney, who
was for many years Mr. Thaw's coachman.
After the passengers on the train had dis
embarked, the special cars were pushed
down to the depot. Six of Undertaker Sam
son's assistants removed the" coffin from the
car and conveyed it to a hearse. Carriages
awaited the travelers, and all repaired to the
old Thaw residence -on Fifth street. The
coffin was placed in the front parlor. A
gentleman who was permitted to see the face
of the dead man said that it bore a natural
look, with a peaceful expression.
Dr. A. Blair Thaw said that his father's
death was rather sudden. Heart failure,
caused by rheumatism, was the immediate
cause of dissolution. Death was apparently
At the house last evening only relatives
and the most intimate friends of the family
were admitted. Mr. Thaw left ten children.
all of whom were present, as well as the
grandchildren. At 8 o'clock religious
services were held by Eev. Dr. E. P. Cowan,
of the Third Presbyterian Church, and by
Prof. Matthew Biddle, of the Western
Theological Seminary. Prof. Biddle's
lather was the first pastor of the Third Pres
byterian Church, of which, for many years,
Mr. Thaw was a member.
ABBAKOEME2TZS FOE TO-DAY.
This forenoon the body of the dead phil
anthropist will be removed to the Third
Presbyterian Church, and will there be
open to pnblic view from 10 A. si. to 1 P. M.
There will undoubtedly be a great crowd of
people at the church. Bich and poor will
alike desire to look upon the face of their
friend or benefactor. Two young men from
the offices of the Pennsylvania Bailroad
Company will form a special guard of honor
at the bier. Cantain Daniel Silvius, Lieu
tenant John McBoberts and four policemen
will be in attendance to keep the people in
At 1 o'clock the church will be closed for
an hour. The funeral services will begin
at 2 30 o'clock and will be unostentatious.
Bev. Dr. Cowan, Bev. Dr. Purves and
Prof. Biddle will each speak a few words
about the dead. The order of their ad
dresses has been left to them, but Bev. Dr.
Purves will probably speak first. The
music has been left to Mr. William B. Ed
wards. There w'ill be an anthem and two
or three hymns.
1 After the services the body will be con
veyed to the Allegheny Cemetery and in
terred in the Thaw lot. The pallbearers will
be John E. Davidson J. Twing Brooks,
William Metcalf, B. F. Jones, William A.
Herron, Judge Thomas Ewiog, Prof. John
A. Brastiear and Chancellor Milton is. Gofi.
Mr. Davidson is the Treasurer of the Penn
sylvania Bailroad Company, and J. Twing
Brooks, ot Salem, O., is General Counsel of
the Pennsylvania Company. Mr. Met
calf represents the Board of Trustees
ot the Homeopathic Hospital, while Messrs.
Herron and Ewing are members of the
Third Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jones is
one of the most prominent manufacturers of
Pittsburg, Chancellor GofT is the repre
sentative the Western University, and
Prof. Brashear is not only the leading sci
entist of thesejtwo cities, but was one ot Mr.
Thaw's earliest friends and most successful
of proteges. The pall bearers were intended
to be representative in their character.
Many of the stores of the city will be
closed this atternoon, as a mark of respect
to the deceased.
RESOLUTIONS OF EESPECT.
The trustees of the Homeopathic Hospi
tal held a special meeting yesterday after
noon for the purpose of taking action on the-
death ot William TUan-. William Metcalf
presided, and Colonel Griscom offered the
following resolntions, which were unani
Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God
to remove from our midst our revered friend
Resolved, That, while bowing to the Divine
will, we do now express onr sense of the great
loss Mr. Thaw's departure Is to us. Mr. Thaw
was not only a most generous and ever willing
benefactor to oar hospital: he was also a kind-
hearted, sympathizing friend and wise advisor.
Always modest. In keeping himself In the back
ground, his counsel was eagerly sought and
cheerfully given. No cause was too bumble
for his kindly consideration, and no question
was too great for his clear mental grasp.
Therefore, In every department of our work we
shall miss one who was our guide, our leader
Resolved, That we extend to his bereaved
family our sincere sympathy.
Resolved, That we humbly thank God for
the bright example of a saint who has departed
this life in His faith and fear.
First "Vice Frank President Thompson, of
thePen nsylvania Bailroad Company,arrived
iu me ui.jr vcsicruay iu uueuu tue mnerai.
President George B. Roberts, accompanied
by a number of directors and officials of the
Pennsylvania Bailroad, left Philadelphia
for Pittsburg yesterday at 9 o'clock in the
morning, in a scecial train made np of the
private cars of President Roberts and Gen
eral Manager Pngb. Tho party included
Second Vice President Du Barry, Directors
H. H. Houston, W. Parker Shortlidge,
Amos B. Little and Officials S. M. Prevost,
John Scott, T. N. Ely, W. H. Barnes and
John N. Hutchinson, of the Northern Cen
tral. They will return on Saturday.
Fined for Neglecting a Child.
Mary Brown and Lizzie Johnson are un
der obligation to leave Allegheny to-day.
They were charged with neglecting a 4-year-
old girl, the child of the former woman,
and are sisters-in-law. Xizzie Johnsan was
fined $1 and costs by Mayor Pearson, and
she promised to take Mrs. Brown and the
child to Tyrone, Pa., within 24 hours.
Medium and Heavy Weight Hosiery and
For boys and girls going away to school
full assortment here in best goods.
Jos. Hobxe & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Get Ready Tar School.
Now is the time to buy school supplies.
They can be had at L. Breuninger & Co.'s
635 Smithfield st, Pittsburg, Pa., at the
lowest prices, wholesale and retail.
Call and Examine
The men's suits we are selling at $S and $10.
They are of the newest patterns.
P. C. C. .0.', cor. Grant and Diamond
sts., opp. the Court House.
Sea the New Dre ,Goods 38 Cento
A yard for all-wool stylish suiting's. All
th,e latest colors. Selling fast
IU9. JIUKKE 6S UO. S
Pean-Aveaue Store. -
A CHURCH INNOVATION.
The East End United Presbyterian Cbnrcb
Baying a $4,000 Organ The Congrega-'
tton Favor It. ,
The East Liberty Udifed Presbyterian
Church, corner of Collins and Station
streets, is going to place a magnificent
Eoseveltpipe organ to cost M,000 behind
the pulpit in the audience room. In the
history of this conservative body no such
innovation has occurred for years. It has
always been the policy of the United Pres
byterians to suppress the slightest tinge of
ornamentation in public worship. Their
form of conducting worship is eminently
plain, and the singing is usually not pre
tentious. Two years ago a few prominent members
of the East Liberty Church began to work
for the introduction of an organ. Many oi
the congregation frowned on the scheme.
The spirit that permeated their early an
cestors was still alive, and they violently
opposed the project. The matter dropped
for a short time, but to be taken up again
with increased enthusiasm by the projectors.
The kickers were finally won over, and the
result is that the contract for an organ has
been let. It may be said that had not the
whole congregation been unanimous an
organ would not have been bought
What influence this action will have on
churches connected with this body cannot
be ganged. Throughout the United States
a pipe organ cannot be found in any church
of this denomination, and it remained for
Pittsburg to take the lead in this accessory
to pnblic worship.
Mr. Peter Dick has a relic at his home.
"It is the first reed organ that was ever used
within the walls of a United Presbyterian
The East Liberty Church has also under
gone considerable improvements, a nnmber
of front pews have been removed to allow
room lor the organ to be placed at the rear
of the pulpit, the rostrum has been moved
to the front several feet, and- all the seats
have been repainted. An elaborately
carved pulpit is to be put on the ros
trum. The walls and the ceilings
are to be frescoed. The style will be in
character with the building, which is
Gothic. The vestibule and stair walls will
be painted a solt terra cotta. The outside
will be beautified, and the lawn and walks
will be relaid. The improvements will cost
about 56,000, of which $4,000 will be utilized
for the organ. Dr. Ewing is pastor of the
OFFERED A P0SIT10H.
BIr. Joseph D. Weeks Requested to Servo
as an Expert Statistician.
A special telegram to The Dispatch
from Washington last night states that
Bobert D. Porter, Superintendent of the
Census, has tendered Mr. Joseph D. 'Weeks,
of Pittsburg, the position of expert, to pre
pare elaborate statistics of the uses and con
sumption of petroleum, natural gas and
It was too late to see Mr. Weeks last
night to ascertain whether or not he would
accent the appointment It is probable,
however, that he will, as Mr. Weeks' ex
tensive experience in the same line of work,
and especially his labors as chief of the
statistics on iron and coal for the census of
1880, make him peculiarly fitted for the
Another Carload of Granlto for the New
Mr. Malone, the Superintendent of the
new postoffice building, received a notifica
tion from East Blue Hill, Me., yesterday,
telling him that the schooner G. L. Trundy
is on her way to Baltimore with a cargo o'f
750 tons of granite for the Pittsburg Gov
ernment building. Since Mr. Malone has
taken charge of the building he has received
30,000 cubic feet ot stone and 16,720 cubic
feet have been laid during that time.
LOCAL ITEMS. 'LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
Walter Bright, a young man, was last
night ncld for a hearing on Saturday before
Alderman Jones on a charge of assault and
battery. The prosecutor is Samuel Bright
father of the defendant, who alleges that bis
son assaulted and choked him. The parties
live on Frankstown avenue. East End.
The labor of changing the north span of the
Panhandle Railroad bridge is nearly ended.
The whole overhead span has been put in
position, and the smaller supports and rods are
nearly all in place. By tho end of next week
the removal of the under span will be finished.
Frederick Jot gave bail before Alderman
Doughty last night, for a hearing Monday, on a
charge of assault and battery preferred by
Catherine Schlenstedt The prosecutrix al
leges that Jnv knocked ber down while she was
walking on Thirty-second street.
Axbebt COMXOR, a puddler living at 2242
Carey alley, Southside, was struck by a Bir
mingham street car on Smithfield street yes
terday afternoon, and had two ribs broken.
He was removed to bis homo, where he lies in
a very dangerous condition.
Phillip Muarar, of Bouquet street, re
ported to the police at Oakland, last night, that
a few nights ago; Michael Touban, who boarded
with bim, left quietly, taking with him $121 in
money and other valuables worth In all about
A woman attempted to get money from
the office of Public Charities yesterday on the
pretense that she was a sufferer by the Johns
town flood. The officials at the office knew
her, however, and put her out.
Five applicants for marriage licenses were
refused yesterday on account of the immature
ages of tbe contracting parties. In two cases
the ladies refused to give their ages, and so
were denied licenses.
A suit in trespass was entered in court
by John Boyle against Booth & Fllnn. He
claims that damage was done to his property
to a considerable . extent by tbe defendants'
Jons D. Lowrt. SuperintendentTof the Bir
mingham street car line, stated last night that
there was no truth in tbe rumored trouble on
the short line. The men were satisfied with
Michael Joyce, of the Southside, was sent
to the workhouse for 90 days on a charge of
-wife beating by Judge Brokaw yesterday morn
ing. The Judge declined to accept a fine.
Officer Alexander, of Allegheny, ar
rested a man named August Henry yesterday
afternoon. The prisoner is alleged to have
abused his wife in a shameful manner.
A verdict of accidental death was yester
day returned in the case of Elijah Williams,
wbo was struck by a shifting engine in Oliver
Bros.' mill, Allegheny, on Wednesday.
John Logan, a photographer whose 'small
gallery on wheels is located near the Oakland
public school, was nearly suffocated by a leak
ing gas pipe on Wednesday night.
The work on the cable road extension of the
Smithileld street bridge still continues. The
cotter dam at the south end of the bridge was
being finisned yesterday.
A verdict of accidental death was rendered
in the Coroner's Inquest on the body of Gilbert
Stewart, struck by a P. R. R. train at Wilklns
Wm. McClcsket was held for court by
Mayor Pearson. In default of toOO bail, for rob
bing tbe till of Mrs. Woernle, of Rebecca
street, ot $4 76.
A charter has been applied for by JIc
Keesport capitalists to construct an incline
plane at Neel'sHUl. The iacllne will cost
There were only five cases before Alderman
Gripp yesterday. Each was arrested for
drunkenness. Donnely was sent to fall for ten
The remains of Miss Ella Welsen. who was
drowned in the Yongbiogheny. were taken to
Alpsvllle yesterday morning and there interred.
The Allegheny Poor Board held a regular
monthly meeting at the . Home yesterday.
Nothing but routine business was transacted.
There were only six people In the Twelfth
ward station house yesterday. Four were
drunks, and two disorderly conduct cases.
The members of St Stephen's Church,
Sewickley, went to Rock Point yesterday to
enjoy the delights of a picnic.
Annie Simpson, known as "M'llaa," was ar
rested jeeterday on Wylie avenue for stealing a
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AM" ELECTRIC PLUM.
Bids Were Received Last Night for
Lighting Allegheny City.
SOME VERY LOW FIGURES OFFERED
The Competition is Sharp and Sweet Be
tween the Companies.
A DECISION IS EXPECTED T0-DAT
The Allegheny 'Gas Committee had a
special session last night to receive bids for
the electric lighting of the city.
The Westinghouse Electric Company, the
Brush Electric Company, the Brilliant
Electric Light Company, the Jenney Elec
tric Light Company, of Indianapolis, and
the Fort Wayne and Jenney Electric Com
pany, of Fort Wayne, Ind., were the bid
ders. There were !two plans of bidding pro
posed at the opening of the meeting: The
first to establish the plant on a rental of
five years, and the second to sell the plant
to the city outright. After some discussion
it was decided to consider the bids of such
companies only that were willing to sell the
plant to the city outright. On this plan the
bids of the Fort Wayne and Jenney, the
Westinghouse Electric Company and the.
Brush Electric Company were handed in.
The Fort Wayne Jenney Light Company's
bid for erecting the plant and selling it out
right to the city was $140,193. This in
cluded the cost of running the plant for the
first six moriths on trial, which was esti
mated at about $11,000.
The Brush Electric Company, of Cleve
land, bid for the sale of a plant. Six prices
were submitted on different specifications as
different makes of engines, .etc. Their offers
ranged from 5156,101 83 to' $166,856 83. If
plain poles were accepted instead of octa
gon their bid would be $2,500 less.
A 20 peb cent discount.
The Westinghouse Electric Company for
rental of their lights offered 20 per cent dis
count from their regular price list. They
would sell a plant to the city for $141,158,
and $9,000 for the cost of running it for six
months on trial.
This concluded the bids, and Mr. Ken
nedy moved that they be referred to a sub
committee of ifive and the.Chairman of the
General Committee, for tabulation, many
figures having been given on various
articles, the sub committee to report in a
Mr. Snaman wanted the whole committee
to tabulate the bid', but Mr. Kennedy
thought a smaller committee would simplify
President Hnnter suggested that a sub
committee tabulate the bids at once and
they be acted on at that meeting.
Chairman Stayton thought they were a
little hasty and Mr. Kennedy renewed his
motion for the appointment of a sub
committee. His motion was carried and it
was finally decided to adjourn until next
Wednesday evening for the sub-committee's
report The committee appointed consists
ot unairman stayton, and Messrs. Kennedy,
Snaman, Smith, Wolf and Stefien. They
will meet on Saturday evening.
some tall guessing.
Mr. Blaxier, the General Manager of the
Allegheny County Light Company, stated
afterward that the $9,000 estimated as the
cost for running the plant during the
six trial months, were included in tbe total
bid of $141,158.
There was a great deal of discussion after
the meeting as to about who would be likely
to carry off the prize. A gentleman of great
experience in the electric business said to a
Dispatch' reporfer later onr
"Both bidsof theFort Wayne and Jenney,
as well as of the Westinghouse Electric
Company, are ridiculously low, and there is
no profit in either of them. In my opinion
the Westinghouse bid is the better one, al
though it is higher by about $500 than the
Fort Wayne company. One reason is, be
cause the Westinghouse company, being a
horn; company, they are more liable
to put the best machinery and the best work
into the plant to impress strangers with the
Superiority of their work. There are other
reasons, bnt i. do not care to mention them,
because It might seem prejudiced against the
A Delicious Drink,
And one that will prove wholesome and
invigorating as well, is the famous "Pilsner"
beer. This brand is made solely by Fran,
enheim & Vilsark, and is on draft at all
first-class bars. Orders by mail or telephone
receive prompt attention! Telephone 1186.
ImpuritiEB in Hie Liver.
When tbe 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 SYSTEMS.
When you have these symptoms, try a '
few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Pills.
Price, 25 cents. Sold byall druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in tiu Louis.
Centemerl and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
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A GOOD LAWIEK'S FEE.;
Citizens of Bosk Avenae Eneas an At
torneyThey Wu War Against an la.
The property holders of Boggi avenue,
Mt "Washington, had a meeting at Bene
dict's Hall last night to devise means for
carrying on the contest against the city' for
an extra assessment made by the Depart
ment of Public Works upon the property
holders for thegradingand paving of Boggs
The property holders claim that the City
Engineer changed the specifications and in
structions for the improvements as passed
by Councils without authority, involving
an extra cost 01 t-u,vw. An ordinance was
passed to have the street graded and paved,
the estimated cost being $40,000. Since tho
City Engineer changed tbe specifications,
however, the cost 'will amount to over $60,
000. At the meeting last nleht Mr. Charles
O'Brien, of O'Brien & Woo'dwell, attorneys,
made a proposition that he would conduct
a legal contest against the city if the prop
erty holders agreed to cay him & cents per
front foot for his trouble, bnt in case the
suit was won he wanted 25 cents per front
There was a gooddeal of argument about
this lawyer's fee, but the property holders
agreed at last to pay it
There are about 22,000 front feet on the
avenue, which means $1,200 for the lawyer
if he loses and if he wins he will get $7,000.
EXCURSION BUSINESS GOOD.
Tho Pennsy'a Traffic One-Fourth Larger
Than Last Year.
A Pennsylvania Bailroad official said
yesterday that the excursion business of
that road has been, so far, fully one-fourth
larger than last year. The passenger traffic
on all lines has also been surprising. The
greatest increase in receipts are at Johns
town. The passenger receipts of that office
for July were $20,000 more than in the same
month last year.
The freight business- of Johnstown has
been enormous, and requires a large force
of clerks. The freight agent receives daily
two baskets of mail, many of the letters
being inquiries regarding goods shipped,
JOB. HDRNE I CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
For this week Two special sales at
.much less than regular season prices. -Booth
4 Fox's celebrated Elder Down, "
finest quality. Quilts and Pillows.
These Eider Down Quilts aro covered
with best quality French Satlne, in ele
gant patterns and in fine quality of
Satin the sizes are 5 by 6 feet, 8 by 8
feet and 6 by 7 feet. We have bought
the entire New York stock from tbe
manufacturer, and bought them 40 to SO
percent below tbe lowest usuaLepst
which enables us to give our. cos:
the best value ever known In thei besv r 1
Elder Down Bed Coverings wft :
These goods are A No. lin every re
spect, and we will guarantee If you wm
seem them yon will be glad to buy and
O-A very few crib size Elder Dowa
Next-BLANKETS: ' i
Cradle Blankets in 2 sizes.
Crib Blankets In 3 sizes.
Single Bed Blankets.
Three-quarter size Bed Blankets.
Full size Double Bed Blankets.
Extra size Double Bed Blankets.
Our all pure wool Country-maafej
Blankets are absolutely the best made
and best finished all-wool (no shoddy, no
cotton) Country Blankets offered for
sale anywhere. We take the entire pro- t
dnctlon of the mill, which Is alwsjf. '
See our $3 75 a pair All-wool Blankets.
See our special Blanket at M 50 a pair.
See our extra choice and fine and biz '
Blankets at Jo, M, $5 a pair.
Our celebrated "North Star" fine AU
wool Blankets, 17 50 to HJ a pair.
Our 110 a pair Blankets are the best S
and finest at this price are simply no
equaled. Buy your Blankets from us now and '
avoid the rush that takes place later la '"?
the season. Our stock Is complete, '
prices tbe lowest, quality the best
think of these reasons and buy right -
now right away to-day.
As to Silks and Dress Goods, the store
was never so attractive In the way of
fine and desirable dress fabrics of best'
qualities at very low prices. Come asd
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