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This Time the Building and
WILL FORM A COMBINATION
Mr. Louis Kramer Unfolds an
change System of Loans
FOR EQUALIZING SOCIETY FUNDS.
Delegates to Meet and Form a Central
EEYENTI-HYE MILLIONS CAPITAL
The latest thing in the line of truEts is
now under consideration in Pittsburg, and
bids iair to assume material form at an early
date. It is no more or less than a combina
tion of all the building and loan associations
in the city under one management or cen
tral power, with reciprocal interests. The
trust will be of such a character that out
side associations could not compete or offer
the inducements, and would have to go to
Both Pittsburg and Allegheny are noted
for their large number of associations of
this kind, and any sort of combined organi
zation would naturally be Tcry formidable.
The plans are now under advisement, and
many of the societies have been approached.
The first agitation of the subject com
menced at a meeting of the Fifth Avenue
Traction Building and Loan Association.
"When the regular drawing took place, its
officers were surprised to find the calls for
loans amounted to over ?82,000. The ques
tion came np before the Board of Directors,
and they discussed for a long time a plan to
accommodate members with money when
they want it and the treasury is
empty. A prominent member of the
association suggested that every building
and loan association in this city should
appoint a delegate for the purpose of form
ing an exchange, or in the language of the
times, a trust They would elect one com
petent man to be manager and have charge
of all the correspondence between the dif
ferent organizations. This central office
would keep a complete account of the doings
of all the societies, and would know what
number of them are making forced
loans, and which have a call for
more money than is on hand.
HOW SUCH LOANS WOULD WOKE.
Those making forced loans would revert
their funds through the central office to
those wanting money, and would thus
equalize the business of the associations and
make it possible for an association with
small fnnds on hand to give as large loans
as an association with more capital and
better business status.
Mr. Louis Kramer, of the Fifth Avenue
Building and Loan Association, who gave
the above information, was asked lor an ex
planation of what a forced loan was, and
"The answer is very simple. For in
stance, yon have joined a new association
with the intention of saving probably from
SI to ?3 per week. Your society receives
applications fram members who desire to
draw, all told, $10,000. After these funds
have been paid out there are no more appli
cations, and the money accumulates and
lies idle. Under the present plan when
this state of affairs occurs let the society
pass a resolution that each shareholder who
has not drawn any money shall be given,
for instance, 5 per share on the amount he
has paid into the society. This i; a forced
loan. The money is being drawn and inter
est paid on it by the very people who in
vested it in the association to make interest.
Instead they pay interest on their own
"In a case like this withdrawals fiom the
society would be made by fully one-half of
the members. If there was an'exchange or
combination the officers of the association
being compelled to make forced loans would
notify the central office. In turn the asso
ciations wanting money for loans would
notily the office, and the manager
WOULD ACT AS A MEDIUM
between the two to equalize the issue of
funds and keep all moneys in the treasuries
of the different companies in circulation on
interest. The society wanting the fnnds
could even pay a bonus. Tnese things could
easilv be arranged to the satisfaction of all.
Possibly a regular systenycould be devised
for this part.
'A loan has more than once been
negotiated between two societies in this
way. Our society loans the other $5,000 or
$10,000; the security is an ordinary prom
issory note with the signatures of the
president and secretary attached, and in
dorsed by 2, 5 or 10 property holders of the
organization making the loan. This re
sults in delays which could be avoided by
the proposed exchange. It would then be
possible to make loans lor six months or
even two years, and everybody desiring a
loan could be accommodated."
Sir. Kramer said that the subject was
being discussed, and he thinks that in a
short time a meeting of all building and
loan associations will be held to take some
The following names ot societies are given
whose members hat e already been seen on
the subject, and so far seem very favorable
to the plan: Uhland, iliceville, United,
Sixth "Ward, Eureka Savings Fund, H. C.
"Wolf, Sarah, Allemania.
The Seal Estate Record and Builders'
Guide gives in its list 69 building and loan
associations in Pittsburg, 32 in Allechenv
and 12 in boroughs and townships. Whether
the trust will be constituted of other associa
tions outside of the two cities will be one of
the questions to be decided, but, with 09 so
cieties, it will necessarily take some time
to organize such a new scheme. Its advo
cates, however, are earnest in their convic
tions that it is as well as an assured thing.
KBAMER IS HOPEFUL.
In closing the interview Sir. Kramer said:
"Let some of the old staid building and
loan association men take the proper view,
and if in the near future such a thing is not
in existence, it will be for the reason that
they are not in favor of carrying out the
original intention of a building,loan and
The capitalization or the Peoples , Cash,
Industrial, Globe, Merchants' and all of the
large associations, is $1,000,000 each. The
German associations have a smaller capital.
It is safe to say that the combined capital of
the 113 associations in this county repre
sents at least $75,000,000.
James J. Flannery, President of the
Globe and Cash, and Secretary of the In
dustrial Societies, was asked for his opinion
of the combination last night He had not
heard of such a project before, but was very
much interested in what was told him. He
said he hardly wished to hazard an opinion
until he knew more about it, but was willing
at any time to attend a meeting to talk it
over, and wonld inquire into it right off.
He said it seemed to flavor too much ot a
trust and might result, if formed, in a huge
As far as the equalization of the output
of funds is concerned, he thonght that
would be a good thing, at least, for the
associations having funds on hand.
IXAH1TEBY WILL GO SLOW.
If in any way it would result in Inter
change of ideas in regard to the manage
ment of associations, and result in rjuttinir
come of them on a more lawful basis, he
W TRUST IN SIGH
said, there were many things to consider be
fore taking such a step; for instance, the
building and loan associations have kept
at work until they induced the Legislature
to take the tax off, and if such a thing as
this was to arise, it might result in the tax
being again levied by the State. However,
as these things would be discussed by the
delegates before a trust was formed, he
vould not now give an opinion.
Dr. T. M. Scott, nresident of the Eureka,
said that though he thought such a com
bination would be a good thing, be was
afraid it was unlawful, as the Supreme
Court in several cases had made rulings in
which it was explicitly stated by the Judges
that building aud loan associations cannot
borrow from any person or corporation,
and though some associations do so through
its members, it was illegal.
BLACK AND WHITE.
A Young White Man Takes Out 'a License
to Itlnrrr a Colored Girl.
Yesterday a marriage license was granted
to Thomas Sherman Drenning, white, and
Ella McCullagb, colored, both of Home
wood. -This is the second case of a license
being granted in Allegheny county to a
white man and a negro woman. Miss Mc
Cullagh did not apply for the license in
person, but her father and Drenning went
to the office together. Drenning is about 24
years of age, and rather good looking. His
family is very respectable and well known
about Homewooa. The prospective bride
is about IS years of age, and is but slightly
colored. She is a hall-breed, her mother
being a white woman of Irish descent
Drenning's relatives are in the deepest dis
tress about the marriage. An attempt was
made to see Drenning last night, but he was
visiting at the house ot his future father-in-law,
and would not appear. His sisters
were, however, seen, and stated that he has
been coerced into this marriage by the girl's
Some of the neighbors were interviewed,
and some queer stories were elicited. Com
plications in Chicago were hinted at by Miss
Sherman Drenning is said to be a young
man who is easily led, and easily frightened.
The neighbors all say that he has been
cowed by the threats of McCulIagh into
marrying the girl.
Germnn Volunteers Most Send Their Dis
cuaraes for Inspection.
There seems to be considerable misunder
standing among the members of the Seventy
fourth German Volunteers about transporta
tion to Gettysburg. The time is growing
short, and scarcely any of the men have
Hubert Duvall received a circular letter
from General Hastings last night requesting
him to send on his discharge to Harrisburg
at once for inspection, when it will be re
turned. He desires his old comrades to
know that this is necessary in every case
since the regiment is not on lecord at the
State capital. A meeting will be held at
the usual place this evening to make
arrangements for quarters, etc
BEHIND THE BAES.
Fire Venango County Prisoners Taken to
Sheriff Crawford, of Venango county,
brought five prisoners to the Riverside Pen
itentiary yesterday. "William Thompson
was sentenced for five years for highway
robbery, John Perry, five years for forgery;
Harry King, one year for larceny; Cnarles
Sprague, two years for robbery, and James
Leonard, two years for robbery.
This is the first squad of prisoners that
has been received for some time, owing to
the courts' taking vacations.
f OR P0PILS WHO FAILED.
Snpcrlntendent Morrow Conducting a
Examination for the nigh Scbool.
The re-examination of pupils who had
failed in one study, at the recent examina
tion for admission to the Allegheny High
School, was commenced yesterday. It was
couaucted bv Superintendent Morrow and
Tne pupils were examined in geography
and history. To-day will be devoted to
philosophy and language. To-morrow the
junior class will be heard.
HE. HOLMES EXPLAINS.
Library Hall Block Wasn't Sold by the
Library Hall block wasn't sold yesterday
by the Sheriff and N. Holmes & Sons say
that they do not represent the $60,000. One
of the firm states that as trustee he had to
be included in the suit, but has nothing
further to do with the matter.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsburccra and Others of
J. E. Potts, of Williamsport, one of the
lumbermen wbo lost so heavily by the floods in
that city during the time thfft so recently tried
the people visited with the calamity and
gained the public sympathy, is at the Seventh
Avenue Hotel. He savs that ho lost a great
deal of lumber, but is satisfied that business
will bo resumed at Williamsport easily, and
except in the cases of the poorer laborers the
charity of the Stato is not needed, or for that
S. K. Dwyer.a French Canadian.passed
through the city last night bound for Burning,
ham, Ala., where a large number of Canadian
capitalists have invested in coal and iron
grounds. He said that for the last two vears
Canada was being made a summer resort for
Americans, and that as a sort of reciprocal ar
rangement Cauatlians were taking stock in
American developments where they thought it
Edward G. Long, from the First dis
trict of Allegheny, and George A. Rochler left
for Harrisburg last night to attend the Demo
cratic convention. Matt Cavanaueh, David
J. Barry and Timothy O'Leary left on the same
train. Mr. O'Leary said that John E. Mc
Cnckert was going to the convention, but Mr.
Crickert said no, he was going to Philadelphia
J. Hanna Dieler, of New Orleans, is
stopping at the Duquesne Hotel in the Interest
of the Sangerfestto beheld in the Crescent
City next month, and to take points from the
management of the Pittsburg Exposition on
the general management of the concern.
Frank E. Hawkins, of Springfield,
Mass., cotton manufacturer, is attho Duquesne
Hotel on his way South. He is in pursuit ot
fresh grounds, and predicts that the cotton
crop of next year will be choicer In quality if
not larger in quantity than heretofore.
Alderman J. Martin Shaffer, of the
Southside, went to Atlantic City last night, and
while passmc through the gates at the Union
station said, withr his usual jocularity, "I'm
going to the Democratic Convention, also."'
J. F. Miller, General Superintendent
of the Panhandle Railroad, left for the East
last night in a special car to attend a meeting
of the Pennsylvania Company's officials in
Lieutenant John A. Rodgers, TJ. S. N.,
arrived in the city from "Washington yesterday
t-w lupjjeci, mu ateei piaies lor we nrsc new crui
sers ordered by the United States Government.
Miss Florence K. Tildesley, superin
tendent of the Allegheny General Hospital, re
sumed her duties this morning after a trip to
the great lakes.
Charles A, Ashbnrner, of the State
Geological Survey, will leave for Virginia with
his family to-day for Norfolk and the seashore.
James B. Scott left last night to attend
the meeting of the State Board o"f Charities at
Harrisburg which commences this morning.
T. D. Casey started for Harrisburg last
night to regulate the aspirations of the Democ
racy for popular indorsement.
Albert G. Heiber has left for Salt Lake
City, Denver, and San Francisco. He expects
to be away lor two months.
James J. Brady, manager of the"Bric-a-Brac"
Comedy Company, is at the Seventh
-John E. Ridall, the electrician, left last
night for Atlantic City.
FIRST" BREAK MADE.
A Move Started in the East to End
the Impending Glass Strike.
ONE WESTERN FIRM ALSO COMES IN
Manufacturers Make Concessions, hut They
Are Net Accepted.
CHIPS FE0M TUE INDTJSTEIAL BLOCK
President Campbell, of the 'Window Glass
Workers' Association, yesterday received a
telegram to the effect that the Christiana
"Window Glass Company, of Wilmington,
Del., had signed the scale, and they would
go to work this week. This is the first
window house in the Eastern district to
sign the scale, and it is looked upon as the
entering wedge toward breaking np the
probable lockout or strike all over the
country. The firm is the first to come to
the terms of the workers. They run a fac
tory of eight wots, and are the only manu
facturers in Wilmington. t
In the Western district, in addition to
Chambers and McKccat Jeannette, the Pen
dleton Glass Company, of Pendleton, Ind.,
have signed the scale. This firm has eight
pots and resumed operations Monday.
President Campbell stated yesterday that
the firm at Salina had sent to Pittsburg for
their men, and the latter left last night for
the place. This indicates that the factory
will "blow" this week, sign the scale and
then go to work.
THEY "WANT 10 GO TO WOBK.
Applications for wage scales have also
been received from the factories in Marion,
O., and othersin Indiana who want to sign
and go to work. As yet no word has been
received from anv of the individual Pitts
burg manufacturers that ihey would grant
Another spirited conference between the
Wage Committee of the Manufacturers' and
"Workers associations was held yesterday in
this citv. The conference was called by the
manufacturers' committee, who made a con
cession to the workers. They oflered to
make a compromise on the trouble by pay
ing last year's wages. This the workers'
committee reiused, and after a few minutes
discussion left the room.
The workers insisted upon maintaining
their original position and said there would
be no compromise. They wanted the ad
vance asked for or nothing. They were
satisfied that the manufacturers would pay
the advance in time and concluded to stand
a lockout if necessary.
President Catlin, of the Manufacturers'
Association, was seen after the meeting and
to a representative of The Dispatch he
''The workers' committee were, as usual,
independent and rejected onr attempt at a
compromise without giving it any consider
ation. They insisted upon the advance of
5 to 55 per cent, and we refused to give it.
CATLIK CAN'T AFFOBD IT.
"We positively cannot afford to pay the
advance, and we may as well leave our
factories stand idle. The fact of the Jean
nette tank factory running does not make
any difference to us. We have over 700
pots or 95 per cent of the trade in Pitts
burg and the West pledged to stand by the
action of the committee and will not sign
the scale. We can stand it if the workers
can. This is about the usual time for re
suming work and the action of the workers
constitutes a strike."
President Campbell does not agree with
President Catlin about a strike. He says
they have not for years started to work
before October 1, and until that time the
triuble cannot be called a strike. He says
they were notified at yesterday's kmeeting
that if the scale was signed the manufact
urers wonld not start up for some time. yet.
He is sanguine of getting what they asc for,
and saysevery manufacturer in the Western
Association will sign their scale when they
are ready to start. One peculiar feature of
a window glass strike, if one is declared, is
that there is no such thing as starting up
with non-union help. The manufacturers
either have to sign the scale or remain
closed down while others are scooping their
CHANGES IN THE MILLS.
A Number of Promotions Made In Pittsburg
and Nearby Places.
A number of miscellaneous changes have
recently been made in mills here and else
where. John Miskel, First Vice President of the
sixth district of the Anialgamated.Associa
tion at Youngstown, has resumed charge of
the puddling department of eight double
furnaces in the Maumee Iron Works at
Toledo. Henry Ketler, a heater at one ot
the bar roll lurnaces iu the Vesuvius mill
at Sharpsburg, has commenced heating lor
the bar rolls in the same works. Thomas
Evans, a puddler in the Elba Iron Works
at Frankstown, has been made manager of
the puddling department. General Mana
ger Veners, of the Keystone Iron Works,
has given entire charge of the train of bar
rolls to his main roller, George Green,
whose assistant roller is now William
Daniel Griffin, at one time minager of
the puddling department in the Old Supe
rior mill, which is not in existence now, is
manager of the same department in the
Kitta tming mill. Richard H. Jones, who
had been manager of the puddling depart
ment in tbe null at Kittanning tor seven
years, and in 1883 was Mercantile Appraiser
in this county, is now manager of the pud
dling department in the Clinton mill, on the
BARBERS DID NOT. MEET.
The Convention Again Postponed Owing to a
Lack oT Interest.
The jouneymen union barbers of the
United States, were to have held a conven
tion in this city, beginning yesterday. The
meeting, did not take place. President
Miller, of the Pittsburg Union, when asked
for the reason, said it was probably on ac
count of a lack of interest in the movement.
The object of the meeting was to disenss the
barber trade and devise ways and means to
improve their condition. It was originally
called for August, and then postponed until
the first Tuesday in September. The con
vention has nbw been postponed indefi
nitely. COAL OPERATORS HAPPI.
They Think Uocklng Valley Men Will Not
Get Any More Low Rates.
The Pittsburg railroad coal operators
think the election of C. C. Waite, son of the
late Chief Justice Waite, to the Presidency
of the Hocking Valley Railroad will result
in an adjustment of the differences now ex
isting between the Hocking Valley Kind
Pittsburg coal operators. When John. W.
Shaw was President of the road tbe Hock
ing Valley men got very low freight rates
and completely shut out the Pittsburgers
from Southern and Western markets. Under
Mr. Waite's management it is supposed that
this wili be changed.
COLLECTING THE DONATIONS.
Over S15.000 Given to Johnstown Suf
ferers by the Amalgamated.
Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers, is
compiling a report of the various amounts
donated by the different lodges for the
benefit of the Johnstown flood sufferers. So
far 55,261 55 has been reported to him. -This
is about one-third of the total amonnt do
nated by the Amalgamated members. Most
of the money was sent direct to Treasurer
Thompson and did not pass through the
THE PITTSBUE(r DISPATCH, "WEDNESDAY iSEfiTEMBBff?35RIWi
K0THING DEVELOPED YET.
Captain O'Neill Says the Negotiations Are
Still Going on for tbe River Mines The
Knnnwba Reelon Ofay be Bought.
In regard to the reported sale of the Mo
nongahela river coal interests to a syndicate
of Eastern capitalists, Captain O'Neill, one
of the largest coal operators on the river,
"It is useless to deny any further the fact
that negotiations have been going on for the
purchase of our works. I understand there
was something published to-day to the ef
fect that the negotiations hare come to a
standstill on account of the Pittsburg men
wanting too much money. I think this re
port emanated from a person who does not
wish to sell. I think that nearly every
operator who has been approached wants to
sell out. and would do so at a fair price.
The sharp competition that exists among
the large operators has cut down the selling
price to such an extent that nobody is mak
ing money. If one company had control of
all the mines and craft, they could advance
the price just high enongh to make some
money tor themselves. Of course it would
be to their interest to buy the mines in the
Kanawha Valley to shut out that competi
tion. I should not be surprised that they
are trying to no mis. i was m vuc syn
dicate that is about the first thing I would
want to do.
"It is likely that something willbe devel
oped this week. The negotiations are still
going on as fast as possible, but so far every
thing that has been done is wind."
IN THE DITCH.
Inspector Luton's Study of the Evolution
"Did you ever study the evolution of
labor?" observed Robert D. Layton, In
spector of Immigration, last night. "Some
30 years ago, in the South, the colored man
was the worker, and t8-day he is supplanted
by the white man and the logic of events.
The South is being modernized. Take the
labor element in the North 30 years ago and
you would find in the canals, the ditches,
the foundations of public buildings, and
generally in the field of the pick, shovel and
spade, the Irishman. He has evolved from
the ditch to the police f force, the Council
chamber, the Legislature and to places
where his ability entitles him to go. His
place in the ditch was filled by Italians, who
to-day are working in great numbers and
with industry, hut who are climbing out of
the ditch and gaining positions as business
men, and, forgetting the slavery ot their
homes, rise superior to their original'condi
tion. "The Huns and the Poles have come here
as hewers of wood and drawers of water and
a monthly pay, and are still in the ditch,
but are beginning to be ruled out, and now
the question in my mind is how long will it
be before the next nationality will take its
place in the laboring class. In fact, how
long will it be before the American will get
into the ditch?"
PAINTERS TO PARADE.
Meetings to Decide Whether They Will Tarn
Oat to Honor Armstrong.
At the meeting of Painters' Union No.
10, of this city, Friday evening, an effort
will be made to adopt a resolution to parade
on the date of the dedication of the Arm
strong monument. This will occur next
month, and it is probable that all the paint
ers in the two cities will be out The date
of the dedication has not yet been set ow
ing to the uncertainty of having the mon
ument completed in time.
Painters' Union No. 15, of Allegheny,
will meet Monday evening next, and take
action in regard to the proposed turnout.
100 MORE HEN NEEDED.
Tbe Change nt the Clinton Mill Benefits the
The change in the management of the
Clinton mill on the Southside, will give
employment to about 100 more men. Th
mill is now being operated by the Clinton
Iron and Steel Company, composed of J.
W. Friend, F. N. Hoffstat, W. H. Bailey
and others. The new firm have signed tbe
Amalgamated scale, which' aetion was neces
sitated by the change in the management.
ALL GLASS WORKS IN OPERATION.
It Is Possible thn Flint HousosWill Continue
Until Next Jnnr.
Yesterday the balance of the flint glass
houses started up for the fall season, and
the prospects are that they will run steadily
until June 30 next. Those who resumed
yesterday are Atterbury & Co., Ripley &
Co., of the Southside, and the Windsor
Glass Works at Homestead.
THE TROUBLE ENDED.
Fainter Isensmith Discharged His Extra
The trouble between Painters' Union No.
15, of Allegheny, and employer Isensmith
about apprentices, was settled yesterday by
the employer discharging the extra appren
tices. Mr. Isensmith is trying to organize
the master painters, but is not meeting with
HE IS GOING IT ALONE.
Frlck Denies That a Syndicate Is Backing
III m in His Coke Deals.
H. C. Frick denied yesterday that there
was a syndicate back of him in' his large
purchases of coke property. The statement
that S. L. Schoonroaker was to be the Vice
President of the company was also denied.
The McKeesport plasterers have organ
ized themselves into a lodge of the Opera
tive Plasterers' International Association.
The men now receive $3 per day for nine
The Strike Settled.
The strike of the non-union men at the
new steel plant at Bessemer was settled yes
terday by the men returning to work. They
went back at tbe old wages.
THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS.
Friction Between the Vestibnlo Plates Sets
Fire to a Train.
The limited train from the Fast was 35
minutes late last night on arriving through
one of the most unexpected as well as sur
prising accidents which has happened since
the vestibule train has been started. Be
tween Philadelphia and Harrisburg the
roots of the two forward coaches caught fire
through the friction which wore off the
rubber casing and got the steel plates red
not. The fire was easily extinguished at
Harrisburg. but the fact of the fire being so
easily originated has set tbe railroad peo
ple thinking of a new way to obviate snSh
accidents. The train went through to Chi
cago without changing cars, but a meeting
will be held within a few days to devise
some means of avoiding this new danger to
the vestibule trains.
No Case Wns Made Oat Against Emmet and
Sloan for Larceny.
Ed G. Fmmet and Sam Z. Sloan, who
were arrested on Friday last on a charge
preferred against them by Dilworth Gaet
man, a fellow boarder, for the larceny of a
suit of clothes, had a hearing before Alder
man McMasters yesterday evening, and
were honorably discharged, the Alderman
remarking that there was no case, and that
the gentlemen charged should not allow the
case to stand where it was. Mr. Sloan h.
been a user of opium, by the doctors' orders,
ior luo panrocvcu years.
THE OPENING NIGHT..
Pittsburg's Exposition Will' Begin
Quietly and Grow in Glory.
MANAGERS HOLD A FINAL MEETING
Chief Brown and Mr. Marvin Hare a Dis
cussion About Policemen.
TBE CHIEF WILL RETISB THB LISTS
There was a vast amount of hustle observ
able at the Exposition building yesterday
and last night. Vendors of all sorts of eat
ables, drinkables, odds aud ends of every
description, who propose to make money on
the outside, have kept up with, or rather
gotten ahead of the procession, and the
grounds about the buildings for la considera
ble distance have a very exaggerated side
The art gallery of seven rooms, fitted up
under Clarence Johns' direction, will be
lighted with 50 lights of 25 candle power
with reflectors, and they can be raised and
lowered at will, and are arranged so that
.there will be no shadows. The first room
will be filled with the originals of the
Centura Magazine. They are very pretty.
The second room is devoted to foreign art.
The third is assigned to the work of ljome
artists. The fourth room contains the work
of American artists in oil. Another will
display American water color art. The
gallery of professional and amateur 'protog
raphy is pronounced the finest west of the
As far as controlled by the management
there will be an absence of the lauedry dis
play that disfigured former expositions, no
canvas or muslin signs being allowed, and
peanut and other fakirs will nor be per
mitted to monopolize to the extent they
IiABOE DAT INTEBFEBED.
While Labor Day interfered v sadly with
the work, and muqh willbe left incomplete,
there will be enough display to-day to give
a well defined idea of what the .exhibits
will be when all is put into good working
order. President Marvin states that
Power Hall will be open this evening,
though owiug to Monday being lost, ar
rangements will necessarily be somewhat
incomplete. The slaters are hard at work,
but as they cannot finish the roof by this
evening, a part of it will be temporarily
covered with felt
The gatekeepers of the old Exposition
will go on duty at the turnstiles, among
them Captain Hendricks, under the man
agement of Walter Brown, who is superin
tendent of porters. Rubbish was fast
disappearing last evening, and though there
is disappointment that the exhibits will
not be displayed to the advantage that
could be desired on the first day the build
ing will, nevertheless be clean and attrac
tive this evening and in the. fover under tbe
art gallery, the floral display will be very
Some of the exhibitors will be in credit
able shape for the opening, though most of
their show will necessarily be somewhat in
complete. Among tnose who will struggle
to the fore to-dav are Heinz & Co., Boggs &
Bnhl, Elliott &Co., the Murdochs, florists,,
Geo. A. Kelly & Co., S. S. Marvin & Co.,
Roenigk Bros., Collins Cigar Company,
Kaufmanns, Bindley Hardware Company,
Hugus & Hacfce, Graff, Hugus & Co.,
Hays & Co., Rosenbanm & Co., W. W.
Wattles, Echols, McMurrav & Co., Taylor
& Dean, Hopper Bros, and Jos. Home.
The dedicatory ceremony for the evening
will 6e short. Rev. W. J. Holland will
deliver the opening address at 8 o'clock, and
will be followed by Rev. Father Morgan M.
Sheedy, of St. Mary's of Mercy Church, in'
jirayer. The exercises will be followed by
the Great Western Band concert.
Enough is assured to make the opening
enjoyable should the weather bureau be pro
BROWS AND MARVIN CONFER.
A force of 40 special police is to be sworn
in by the Department of Public Safety for
duty. There was some little dispute be
tween President Marvin and Chief Brown
about whom the new men shonld he, but the
matter has now been amicably arranged,
Chief Brown having his way. The trouble
was that Mr. Marvin desired to select his
own men, and have them sworn in by Sher
iff McCandless, but Chief Brown objected,
sayinglhe would not recognize the men un
less sworn in by him, as he said, he was re
sponsible and would not take the risk of
Mr. Marvin being imposed upon by a
lot of unfit men. who niierht
apply to him, and by reason of his lack of
knowledge in such anairs secure appoint
ments. The Chief said it would be a good
opportunity for crooccd men, as special po
lice, to rob people in various ways, and
there was a certain class of men who woqld
jump at the opportunity. In order to avoid
such a contingency the Chief insisted that
Mr. Marvin should furnish him with a list
of the men he desired appointed, with' the
understanding that they must all be resi
dents of Pittsburg. Mr. Brown will then
revise the list, and ir any ot the men pro
posed are objectionable he will strike them
off, and allow Mr. Marvin to suggest others
to take their places until the required num
ber is secured. Mr. Marvin's ligt is ex
pected to be handed in this morning.
THE DIRECT0E3 ARE JUBILANT.
At a late hour last evening the full Board
of Directors met in the Exposition moms,
and after an informal talk on the subject
decided that every effort should be made to
day to have the affair as complete as possi
ble for the opening night, and to finish
every item and detail, so the whole thing
could be flashed upon the public in all its
completeness in aiew days.
A committee was appointed on outside
lights and approaches, in order that all
lumber, mud, etc., snould be cleared away,
and lights will be so arranged that every
approach to the Exposition buildings
should be illuminated by a blaze of elec
tricity. Vice President John Bindley was
seen after the meeting, and in speaking of
the prospects' this evening said:
It all depends on the. exhibitors now. The
directors have worked long and bard, and now
we rely upon them. It is our sincere wish that
every exhibitor should see to it personally that
Ins space is in good condition on the eve of
opening. There is no reason why they should
not all be ready and in perfect order, as they
have been given plenty of time, and it is due to
us and to themselves that they push their ex
hibits to-morrow, as 12 hours is amply sufficient
to put them all In shape.
Mr.Rosenbaum, in speaking of the build
ings, said the main structure was in better
shape than the old building when it opened
years ago. He said also due allowance
must be made for the hurry of the affair.
and a few days wonld amply make up for
anything that now lacked.
President Marvin was jubilant over the
fact that bnt 24 hours lay between them and
success. Messrs. Heinz, Ripley,Burchfield,
Lupton and Uuger felt pleased at the tre
mendous strides made, and were even more
confident of the morrow.
The requirements for the Exposition police
force will be the same as that of the city
force, except the physical examination.
SHE WAS TOO CONFIDING.
A Wifo Claims Her Hasband Beat Her
for Telling tbe Story of Her Life.
John Brown, living at No. 55 Voegtly
street, Allegheny, was arrested on com
plaint of his wife last night To Officer
Snyder Mrs. Brown said, that her hnsband
took exceptions to her recital of her life.
She had been married to Brown four weeks,
but in a burst of confidence told him she
had been married six weeks before she saw
him, and that her first husband was drowned
in the Johnstown flood. 'She alleges he got
angry at this and beat her. Brown was
locked up for a hearing to-day.
An Ex-CsBvlct Fraetrated la Hie EfetM (
N Make an Boats Living.
WilliamPrince, an engraver by tra4e,
and an ex-convict from Joliet Penitentiary,
arrived in the city last night and went East.
He said th'at he bad been sentenced for 20
years to Joliet Penitentiary, 14 years of
which he served working as a marble cutter
and was discharged last May. He went
from Joliet to Elgin and tried to get work,
but on telling bis story was refused a place
wherever he applied. From Elgin he went
to Chicago. and got a chance to work, bat
was confronted with his photograph in the
"Rogues' Gallery," and told to get out of
tne city within 24 hours, b torn Chicago ho
came, to Pittsburg and expected similar
treatment if he stayed in this city. He added:
"I suppose I am now to be hounded back to
prison. I am a good, engraver, and thought I
would get a place back In honest life, bnt it
does not seem as ft I could. I counterfeited
once and lost 14 of the best yean of my lffe in
atoning for it, but that does not connt in tbe
eyes of the world. I shall go to New York and
try to get employment, and If not"
He stepped on the train and went off.
BOOMING GENERAL HASTINGS.
Mr. Calvin Wells Enther. Favors the
Adjutant General's Candidacy.
Mr. Calvin Wells, owner of the 'Phila
delphia Press, was requested to give his
views upon the political prospects of Gen
eral D. H. Hastings, who shows an inclina
tion to be Governor. Mr. Wells said: "I
am inclined to believe that Mayor Fitter's
open espousal of General Hastings'
candidacy will 'count for a good deal in
political circles. Mr. Fitler has two and a
half years to serve as Mayor of Philadel
phia and if he attracts strength as readily
in the next year as he has in the past I con
sider that his influence will be of real value
to General Hastings. I regard the General
as an excellent candidate and I would like
to see him nominated. But State politics
are getting into chaotic condition and the
promised active renewal of the old fight
between Magee and Quay complicates the
situation somewhat. But all that will not
detract from General Hastings' many ele
ments of strength."
IMPR07ING THE STREETS.
A Number of Betterments for Allegheny
The Allegheny Surveys Committee met
last night and disposed of a number of
papers. On the ordinance opening Kirk
patrick street the sub-committee recom
mended that the street commissioners re
move obstructions on the street, and their
report was granted. The ordinance widen
ing Observatory avenue to a 60-foot street
was laid over, as the authorities of the
Western University object. The action on
the petition establishing the grade of Mc
Donald way, in the Eleventh ward, sub
mitting a profile ot the grade and recom
mending it was approved. Petitions for
the grading of an alley in tne Eleventh
ward, extending Clyde street, establishing
the grade of Wert Market street, Ninth
ward, and Saw Mill alley, Fourth andH
eighth wards, and for opening a 24-root
alley south of Gallagher street, Second
ward, were referred to the City Engineer to
THE BLIND JlASTER.
He Will Address a Sleeting About the Pro
posed Blind Institute.
Dr. F. I. Campbell, the blind President
of the London Normal College, arrived in
this city yesterday, and registered at the
Hotel Anderson. Dr. Campbell held an
informal meeting in the afternoon, with the
projectors of the blind institute. A meeting
has been arranged for all who are interested
in the n ork, for next Thursday; when Dr.
Campbell will make an address. It may be
interesting to state that the Doctor is a
native of Tennessee. He has been blind
from intaney. , ,
Says One-Tenth of tbe Sptnk-Easles
Have Not Been Reported.
The police officials regard the returns
made by the constabulary of the county in
the Criminal Court yesterday as a mere
farce. In speaking of the matter Assistant
Superintendent O'Mara said last night that
nearly every case of 'illegal liquor selling
reported by constables of Pittsburg wards
were against parties whom the Department
of Public Safety had sued. But not one
tenth of the illicit sellers had been reported.
BUILDING NEW OFFICES.
The Pittsburg Locomotive Works Making
The Pittsburg Locomotive Works .are
tearing down the corner of their building on
Stanton street and Beaver avenue, 50x100
feet, preparatory to ' erecting a three-story
structure for offices. The new building will
have a pressed brick front, and will cost
H. I. Dndd Will Return.
Telegrams from Philadelphia state in re
lation to the sensational story with re'gard
to the disappearance of H. I. Budd, of the
United States Funeral Directors' Company,,
that be is in Philadelphia, and actively at
work showing up the conduct of the com
piny's affairs. He was expected to return
to Pittsburg last night, but will probably
arrive this afternoon.
The large number of people of the sur
rounding country who will visit Pittsburg
and the Exposition, beginning to-day
(Wednesday), will note tbe temporary re
moval of J. F. Maeder, the popular tailor,
to No. 142 Fifth avenue, opposite the
Cathedral, while rebuilding at the old loca
tion. He has just opened his new and ex
clusive fall and winter stock of suitings,
tronserings and overcoating', which have
come direct from the mills of Europe and
this countrv, and he extends a cordial in
vitation to his friends and customers to call
and inspect them.
Thornton Bros, are opening this week
some bargains seldom heard of in annals of
the drygoods history. Mr. J. Thornton,
Jr., who is now in New York attending the
auction sales (the result of some recent
large failures) reports some gigantic pur
chases, for which room must be made at
once, and has ordered a general slaughter of
present stock on hand. Come any day this
week or next if you have the cash to invest,
we will surprise you
Thoentojt Bros., 128 Federal street.
Notice to tbe Public.
Before selecting your wall paper this fall
.call and examine the stock carried by Jno.
S. Eoberts, 414 Wood st. WE
Dress goods ! Dress goods t New fall and
winter goods now readyl Now ready! All
prices! All qualities.
KJNABLE & SirUSTER,
Mwsu 35 Fifth avenue.
Bargains in summer suitings and trous
erings at Pilcairp's, 434'Wood st. wsu
38c., 38., 38c. New side-band dress
goods, 38 inches wide.
KnabIe & Shustee,
Mwsu 35 Fifth avenue.
Patronize home industry and drink
Frauenheim & Vilsack's Pittsburg beer.
.See our new lines of foreign dress goods.
See our domestic dress goods.
Enable & Shustee,
JAWsu 35 Fifth avenue. J
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WIZ Til WK IS STILL- f SFl&Mtl
Obb of tto Mat Interesting pangMplM k
the leugthy wpl of tke late Willian TaW
specified the following bequest:
A sum not to 'exceed 146.060 to pay ose-kal
the'eostof completing fa Koae the spire ot tfee
Third Pretbyterfea CMtek, provided the etiwr
b&If to MbserifeedwttfetB two years.
Tbe history 'of tke Third Church aafia
ished spire d roae of the most interesting
matters of 36 years' since. The Third
"Church was orUai!7 ceatracted for at a
cost of 122, 0. 'The body of the edifiee
was finished aceerdiBg to the expectations
of both the architeet and, coa tractor. But
in the erection of te spire the contractor
struck a snag or, sere properly speaking,
a spring- The. site-now occupied by the
church property -was formerly a sheet of
water rejoicing in the" enphoaions appella
tion of "Hogg's Pond." This was bounded
by "Grant's Hill" on the eat, and what is
now Smithfield street was tbe opposite bank..
Although the pond bad been drained off
long before the church was erected the con
tractor, in digging to solid ground for a
foundation of sufficient stability to sasiaia
a stone spire, uncovered a spring. A vast
amount of money 'was expended in the at
tempt to wall: up the sjfring and secure solid
ground, and It is an accredited fact that the
contractor puV (30,000 into the hole and
failed forthwith, leaving the church cor-
kporationto complete the church at a total
expense of $160,000, tbe extra cost making
away with the money Intended for an ade
Mr. Benjamin Thaw, from whom the.
above facts were gleaned yesterday, remem
bered some interesting matters in connection
with the spire- that was never built. He
'' "It is a singular fact that father nearly
lost his life in the identical place now occu
pied by the spire foundation. When quite
a boy he was skating on "Hogg's Pond"
and fell through the ice. By great good
luck he rose near the hole in the ice and
managed'to clamber out He ran to an old
woman's house In the neighborhood and
dried out his 'clothes in order to
obviate punishment. When ths church so
ciety took hold of tbe unfinished work' of
the contractor, immensely long piles were
driven into the soft ground, and noon the
top of these a mass of concrete 40 feet
square was put down, thus making the
spire foundation extremely solid. The
result ot this superior solidity was singular.
Tbe church building proper, as is usual
with such buildings, sunk several inches,
while what there was of the spire did not
settle appreciably. Father snoke of the
condition of the spire very frequently, and I
know that he wished it finished."
Mr. CalvinAVells, President of the Board
of Trustees of the Third Church, said last
evcuiu iu vuuuecfcion wuu .air. J.naw s oe
quest: "About a year from last winter I en
countered Mr. Thaw at a church meeting,
aud in conversation he remarked, 'Mr.
Wells, should I not be here when that spire
is finished, I want you to remember that
the foundation is amply strong enough to
support a mqst elaborate superstructure. ' I
did not attach to the remark the significance
which now becomes apparent Personally,
I should like very much to see
the spire completed. No, I have
not called a meeting of the
, trustees to consider Mr. Thaw's crenerons
(offer, nor shall Ido so-this montb.as most of
buc ucuiuua uc ayacui. iruui tuecuy. j.nere
is no especial hurry as we are given two
years to move in the matter. I have no
doubt that some action will be taken."
"What sort of a spire would yon imagine
could be built for $20,000, Mr. Wells?" .
"I assed an architect several months ago
to make an estimate on the completion of
the spire in the same style and material as
the church. He replied that on a rough
computation $20,000 to $25,000 would be re
quired." To-Dny Early Fall Millinery Opening
Hats Bonnets' and Toqnes Paris nov
elties for early fall wear.
Jos. Hokne & Co. 's
Penn Avenue Stores.
New chintzes; indigo blues and fancies.
Kxable & Shustee,
mwsu 35 Fifth avenue.
From bad sewerage or undralned
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually be
cured by the use of the genuine
Price, 25c. Sold by all druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts
burg, Pa. Get tbe genuine; counterfeits
are made in St. Louis.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri ana Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
Centemeri and Foster Hook Kid Gloves.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
wm MsasT. Jobs B. Base, M,
antfisT. Seed, aasl the
was eltiM fry a vote ot at,
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AHKVJa. Sjwt, WVW. Card.
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where they are aat asedaurf tfte Wi
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mart force their Me. Tke
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of Uw Pennsylvania Bairreed
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taat tae Union switafc aad signal
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cessity. and the emnn.it
.larger basiBess than ever eetere.
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A special meeting of the stockholders of '
the Squirrel Hill Railway Company wae'-f
Aeld yesterday at te oee, No. 369 Weed' "V
street, at which it was decided toiacrease
the capital steek reta ftt.ett to $158, OW. '
Secretary Frederick G. Kay states that
nothing else was dose or talked ' abest,
Mr, Kay said that the readrwiUfe. 1
operation by the middle of NoTeasber, or bv
xevcuiuer x at xarmesu j
FOR THE FALL TRADE?
JDS. HDRNE i CD.-:a
PENN AVENUE STORESu
. - MONDAY. SEPTEMBER i
Noiselessly as the leaves fall from taetreei
m autumn, so the arrival of our new desaL
fabrics for fall and winter wear k the qaleteact" '
sort of an affair, considering the magnitude of
it. A deal of labor Involved in the bringisgj
hereof this mountain of woolen dress staffi. j
England. France. Germany and America all '
represented by carefully selected speefmeas of
the best work of their most renowned' mann-'
An easily read poem of. labor this collection
of fall and wfnter dress woolens. The progress
ofhundredsofyearsof the weavVa art and,
skill Is represented here by these' perfectly
made fabrics. ' " ',s'isBl
Onepecuyaxttfeature In which thewhaiw.
dreds of styles and colorings are alike they'
are our exclusive patterns and shades and are "
not to be had elsewhere in thfs city.
PLAIDS will be popular.
The beauty of the colorings insures this.t."''
Fashion plates show castumes entirely ot
Then again combined with plain colors plaid
make the most effective trimmings.
Plaids here vary from blocks of a quarter of
as Inch to 12 inches.
Quiet, composed looking Plaidsj strikingly
tray tartan Plaids; fuzzy Camelshair Plaids;
shadowy broken colorStripe Plaids; silk thread
Mosaic stnpe on dark color Plaids: black out
line oa solid color foule Plaids; two color
grounds with dark steel Una Plaids: fine Seree
Pfaids, of contrasting silk lines; Plaids of hex-ring-bone
weave black lines on tints of russet
browns and dark" greens: Plaids composed of
dozens of small lines dose together: Plaids
made by wide squares of contrasting colon
Plaids with the blocks defined by curiously
carded out avopl almost as fleecy as when on.
the sheen's back: Plaids with
Knots oi coior upraised on the darker-hued
smooth surface; Plaids with wide bands In
donble pin-bead color outlines; Plaids of black
lines with bands of color alongside; Plaids of
broche patterns on black contrasted with color
bars; Plaids in black and white In many new
BROADCLOTHS, made expressly to out
order and not to be had elsewhere. 62 inches''
wide, absolutely perfect in finish, sponged and
shrunk, readv for cutting. Wo show c shades,
including the extremes of fashionable coloring;
in .finest imported goodsand also a large as
sortment of popular colors in very superior
quality of American manufacture.
FINE SUITINGS, in plain weaves. French
serges. English serges, Foule soft finish serges,
hard finish serges, armura royales, corded arw
mures, French camelnair cloths In medium
and heavy weights, light weight diagonals, me
dium weight Bedford cords, wide Wale diago
nals, all In the same wide range of new shades.
in graduated stripes.in contrasting colors: Side
borders in broche designs in floriated and ara
besque effects; Sideborders In plaid stripes:
Sideborders of solid color blanket weaves
Broche Wool Serges: All Over Broche Weaves
in foliage and flower patterns, black on color,
outline designs, In light and heavyweights, for
costumes a la Directoire: Fancy Stnpe Suit
ings in bright color bands on dark serge
grounds: Black Stripes on color, with snow-
nakospou;nemng-Done Stripes of color on
plain armure grounds; Black and Color com
bined Stripes on serge grounds; Camelshair '
Stripes in nigh colors on plain color foule
cloth: Black and Color alternate Stripe Cloths
English Tailor Suitings In entirely new de
signs, made to our own order, in a large va
riety of new colorings.
FRENCH PATTERN ROBES, an excep
tionally large variety, including the most
fashionable effects, in side panel, front and
sideborder styles, ornamented with hand em
broidery, appliquo designs and broche weaving,
all our own exclusive designs and colorings.
FRENCH ALL-WOOL CASHMERES of
the celebrated make of Lupin et Cle. the great
est and most celebrated manufacturers of
French All-wool Cashmeres.
ah tne new snaaes 01 color are found In onr
extremely large assortment of French Cash
meres, as we carry five grades in stock, from a
very excellent fabric 40 inches wide, to a
superbly finished quality, 46 Inches wide.
ALL-WOOL HENRIETTA CLOTHS, In the
real Henrietta weave, not ordinary Cashmeres
with a high luster; a beautiful assortment of
the newest shades, ia fine to finest qualities.
Sress Goods week then this will be, and we
cordially invite everyone to come and see this;
great Dress Goods show of new styles for faUT
and winter wear-
JDS. HDRNE k CD.'S.
PENN AVENUE STQRES.