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THE PITTSBURG- .DISPATCH, SATTJUDAY, . SEPTEMBEB Lf, '1889'
the same suit, it struck the lay mind to
which it was addressed as rather unique.
mxnro to allow time.
Bat the actual owner of the mortgage
having expressed his willingness and
desire that time should be allowed
for an effort in the interest of the
Library it seems still more remarkable to us,
to have it practically asserted that this wish
of the mortgage cannot be granted, because
the interests of the defendant in the suit
demand that its property shall be closed out
at forced sale. Yet that is the significance
which the refusal of the attorner to permit'
a postponement assumed to us. In that
juncture we were advised that the only
course open to us to protect the interest of
the Library was to go into court, as was
"Now the most remarkable feature from
our standpoint of the whole business is the
nature of the influence which is forcing this
sale on. It is an open- secret that the sale is
pushed by the orders of Mr. Clarke, who is
absent from the country. Mr. Brunot's
reason for not stopping the sale positively is
that he will not interfere with Mr. Clarke's
plans, to which he has assented. Yet Mr.
Clarke has no interest in the mottgage
under which the judgment is obtained.
The sole owner of the mortgage is not only
willing tojgive us a chance to see if we cannot
save the property, but has made very
material and kind oners in aid ot tne plan.
fT- A mrn'S QUEEB POSITION.
Mr. Clarke's position is that of President;
and, therefore, trustee ex-officio for the cor
poration whose property is to be sold out.
His reason for urging the sale is stated to be
that the intimations of a possible responsi
bility tor the Johnstown disaster have so
affected him that he has determined to take
this course of winding up the Library Hall
Companv. and avoiding any responsibility
that might arise from a possible fire or panic
in the theater now located in the buildings.
It has been pointed out to him that he and
any others who wished to avoid such a re
sponsibility could do so, and yet keep in
harmonv with the purposes for which the
property was called into existence by turn
ing over their stock in the Library Hall
Company to the Library. But instead
of that the action of the President
of the Library Hall Company in taking the
course oi ordering the foreclosure of a sol
vent corporation's property, and of avoiding
a lnture public criticism by the present and
peremptory defeat of the public purposes for
which his corporation was chartered, as
sumes an extremely singular character, to
us at least.
"WHAT THE MAJOEITT THLKE.
"The idea of most of the parties except
Mr. Brunot and ourselves is that the Li
brarv has no rights and that its interests are
not worth mentioning. We certainly thins:
that the objects laid down in the acts cre
ating the Library Hall Company, namely
the permanent use and benefit of the Li
brary, are entitled to some respect from the
officers of that corporation; and when just
at the time that property is reaching the
point where it can yield a "revenue it
is proposed to throw all these objects
overboard, we feel it our duty and are
advised that we must in the interest of the
Library obtain a legal decision t as toils
rights. It is one of the exasperating anom
alies of the situation that the only way to
secure such a judicial deliverance is to take
the apparent position of the one gentleman
who is most disposed to be the friend of the
Library; but that is only because the influ
ences behind him will not permit his desires,
which should be solely of weight to be car
ried out. However the application may be
decided the Library Board will feel that
tbey were required to at least make a formal
protest against the defeat ot the purpose for
which Library Hall was erected and to seek
an authoritative ruling on the point whether
the library as the beneficiary designated by
the law, is not entitled to consideration be
tore its interest in the property is destroyed.
INJUNCTION APPLIED FOB.
The Howards Ask the Court to Stop the
Widening of Diamond Alley The
Attorneys Who WlU-FIsnt the
The matter of widening Diamond alley
reached the courts yesterday. Messrs. Dal
zell, Scott and Gordon and John H. Hamp
ton, attorneys, filed a bill in equity in Com
mon Pleas Court No. 2, asking for a pre
liminary injunction to restrain the city
authorities from proceeding with the widen
ing of the alley. The suit is brought by
William J., A. "W. Hartley, James M. and
Bebecca Howard, Caroline Jack, Jane H.
Beno, Mary M. Hays, W. h. Nimick and
Alexander Nimick, owners, and Morns
Sailer and Benjamin Marks, doing business
as Sailer & Co., against E. J. Allen, Tim
othy O'Leary, Jr., and Daniel Wenke,
Viewers of Street Improvements; E. M.
Bigelow, Chief of the Department of Public
"Works, and the city of Pittsburg.
The plaintiffs designated as owners own
the Howard block, containing six houses,
on the west side of Diamond alley. It in
cludes the building at the corner of Smith
field street and Diamond alley, which is
leased to Sailer & Co. It is stated that the
alley, when originally laid out, was but 20
feet in width. Abner Updegraff. who for
merly owned the property nofr held by the
plaintiffs, when he built on the ground put
his houses five feet back and dedicated five
feet to the alley, increasing the width to 25
feet to within 60 feet of Wood street, and
that width has remained for many years.
They state that the city claims the right to
widen the street to a 50 loot street and build
an arcade through the market house, not at
the cost of the city, but by assessment of
benefits upon property that the Board of
"Viewers determine will be benefitted by the
The bill then quotes the act of assembly
of May 16, 1889, giving the city the right to
construct and widen streets, etc They aver
that Chief Bigelow has had the street and
markets surveyed with a view to widening
the street, and will proceed to do so unless
restrained bv Court; and that the Board of
Viewers will proceed to make assessments,
and already several bills of notices of the
same, on property owners have been sent,
asking them to call at the meeting Septem
ber 7, when they will receive claims for
damages and all complaints and evidences
will be heard.
The plaintiffs' hold that if the street is
widened it will destroy the first large ware
house on the northwest corner of Diamond
street and Smithfield street, and six feet of
the adjoining lot and building of
the plaintiffs, thereby practically ren
dering it unfit for use. The
proposed opening, they claim, is not of
interest or benefit to the owners of property
fronting or abutting thereon, bnt solely for
tne nenent oi tne punnc at large; also that
the viewers have no legal right to arbitrari
ly set apart any portion of the city and
specially tax it tor making the improve
ment, as Diamond alley is a public thor
oughfare. The act of Assembly referred to,
it is further claimed, is unconstitutional,
because the title is not in accordance with
article 3 of the Constitution, which say: no
bill except general appropriation bills shall
be passed containing more than one subject,
which shall be clearly expressed in the title.
Second, because it is a violation ot tbe first
section of article 9 of the Constitution,
which provides that there shall be no local
assessment for an improvement of general
benefit. In conclusion, the injunction re
straining the defendants from prosecuting
work is asked for.
THREE Oft'flAPPI COUPLES.
Court Proceeding! In the Vnrions Divorce
Ciises Yesterday Afternoon.
In the divorce proceedings of Celia C.
Schoeller vs Charles C. Schoeller, the testi
mony which was being taken before Com
missioner J. B. Owens, has been discon
tinued, as the husband has filed notice that
he will ask for a jury trial.
Suits for divorce were entered yesterday
by Mary Stangier against Peter Stangier
for desertion, and Annie Holt against John
W. Holt for the same cause.
In the divorce suit of Mary-Woolinsacb
vsElorian Woolinsack, the husband has
filed an answer in which he denies the
charges of abuse as made by his irife, and
charges her with infidelity.
They Defy a Train Crew at Walls on
. the Pennsylvania Railroad. .
TWO BRAKEMEN BADLY WOUNDED.
Foster Coi Shot Twice and Ljing in a
EIGHT SUSPECTS ALEEADT JCGGED
A serious affray between trainmen and
tramps occurred at 2:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon near Walls station, on tbe Penn
sylvania Bailroad. Two brakemen were
wounded, one of them perhaps seriously.
The affair occurred on the Greensburg
local freight, No. 982, westbound, of which
Mr. Wiltrout was conductor. At Larimer
station a number of tramps climbed aboard
the cars. Some of them got into box cars,
while others mounted flats. Three men in
one party got upon a car near the front part
of the train. The front brakeman, Foster
Cox, went to the men and told them to get
off. They coolly informed him that they
intended to ride to Pittsburg. He told
them that they could not do so,
and that they must leave. As the
men declined to move and looked pugna
cious, Cox called to the middle brakeman,
Jesse Nichols, to come to his assistance.
While Nichols was hurrying over the cars,
two of tbe tramps drew revolvers and fired
at Cox. It is said that five or six shots
were fired. Cox fell nnon the car on his
face, and at that moment Nichols jumped
upon the car on which the party was. He
was struck a heavy blow upon the head
with the butt end of a revolver and felled
senseless. The train at this time had
passed Walls station, being near Moss Side,
and it was not stopped until near Wilmer
ding, the next station westward. Then the
tramps left the train and took to the hills
on the south side of the track.
COX 18 FATAIXT HUBT.
The crew conveyed the two wounded men
to the caboose, where they were made as
comfortable as possible. After Ja short stop
the "train started for Pittsburg. Nichols
soon recovered consciousness, but was very
weak from the blow on the head. Cox had
received two wounds and bled profusely.
One bullet had struck him in the left sidet
just below the armpit, and had passed
around and lodged under the shoulder
blade. The other shot had entered his
cheek near the mouth and passed through
the face, emerging through the right jaw.
His condition was so serious that it was not
considered by Conductor Wiltrout, safe to
take him to Pittsburg. He was removed
from the train at Turtle Creek.
Nichols was brought to Pittsburg, where
the train arrived abont & o'clock. He was
taken from the train at Twenty-eighth
street, with tbe intention of sending him to
the West Penn Hospital. Inlormation to
that effect was wired to the dispatcher's office
in the Union depot. However, when Nichols
arrived at the outer yard in this city he had
so far recovered from the blow on the head
that he felt able to return by the next train
to his home in Greensburg. This he did.
Cox is only 22 years old, is single, and his
home is at Middletown, Pa. His condition
is reported, by wire to the Pennsylvania
Bailroad officials, to be serious. Nichols is
also a single man of 23 years and lives in
As soon as word of the affair was received
at the Union depot, Mr. Hampton Hough
ton, Chief of the special police force of the
Pennsylvania road, went to Wilmerding
and took up the trail of the tramps. He
returned to the city early in the evening
and reported that he had trailed the tramps
across the hills to McKeesporL In that
town he had lost all trace of them.
TWO MES ABEESTED.
At 7:30 o'clock Mr. Houghton, assisted
by Officers Morrison and Beilly, depot
officers, arrested two men who stermed off a
train at the Union depot and had them con-1
veyed to tne Central police station. There
they were examined by Detective Fitzgerald.
One of them described himself as William
L. Way, 21 years old, and a printer by
trade. The other gave his name as Fred
Smith, 28 years old, following the business
of a canvasser. Both men claimed to be
from Philadelphia. The story which Smith
told to the detective was this:
"At Turtle Creek yesterday we got into a
fight with a party of Italian laborers, who
beat us badly. We swore out warrants for
them before 'Squire Powers. The Italians
had moved to Walls this morning, and we
went there with two constables to arrest
them. While we were at Walls a boy came
running up the track, saying that some fel
lows were shooting railroad men down
toward Moss Side, and that one of the rail
road men was 'all bleeding.' We ran down
to the train. The man who was shot was
lving in the caboose, all covered with blood.
"Vhen we got near the train we passed three
tough-looking fellows, who were walking as
fast as they could. They had their hands in
their pockets. I believe they were the men
who did the shooting. They looked like
tramps. After that we went to Turtle
Creek, where 11 of the Italians were tried
and discharged. We then took a train and
came into the city, where we were arrested."
TWO MOKE TKASIPS JUGGED.
Early in tbe evening telegraphic informa
tion was received that the crew of an incom
ing freight train had two tramps locked in a
boxcar. Detective Houghton went to Thirty
third street, and arrested the two men when
the train came into the outer yard. They
spent the night in tbe Central police station.
Both were seedy customers. One gave his
name as Andrew Eagan, an Irishman, 21
years old and a resident of Philadelphia.
The other said he was Henry McArdle, a
Scotchman of 37 years, a married man and
a toolmaker by vocation. His home is at
Rogers'Ford. In his pockets were some
metal dies, a razor and two new files. He
was tbe only one ot tbe lour wno had any
articles of value in his clothing. All four
were held as suspicious persons.
Later in the evening information was re
ceived by Inspector McAleese that four
tramps had been arrested at Walls station
and would be sent to Pittsburg on the first
The Pennsylvania employes have been
free from encounters with tramps for several
months, although the tramp nuisance, the
officials here say, is just about as bad as
TWO MEN INSANE.
They Were Sent to the Jnil for Safe Keep
Ins Sad Cases.
Edward Carrigan, a man of 42 years, and
a boarder at Durr's Hotel on Market street,
was placed in jail yesterday on account of
insanity. He is an oil well driller and has
lived in this city for two years.
Patrick Donnelly, a glassblower, 23 y ears
old, and living at Manor and South Eighth
street, was also placed in jail for the same
reason. His brother became insane six
weeks ago. The Department of Charities
will send both men to Dixmont
The school boarcfof the Seventh ward
met last night and elected as substitute
teachers: Miss Effie Lewis, of the Sixth
ward; Miss Annie Donnell, of Canons
burg, and Miss MollieBreeze, of the Seventh
Dr. B. M. Haxxa. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
SHOOTING THE HAT.
bilCs Panama was literally shot by a fair sum
mer resort belle. To-morrovft Dispatch,
-A7ncra r tcr.
AT THE EXPOSITION.
Abont 4,000 People Viewed the Exhibit!
Yesterday The Crowds Are Fond of
tbe Lofty Galleries.
Another very pleasant surprise awaited
Exposition Managers, and Pittsburgers
generally, last night, when, at 9 o'clock, a
tour of the gates was made and the turn
stiles showed a round total of 4,000 for the
day. This was especially pleasing, since
no single attraction had been advertised,
except that the Exposition was open, and
would be ready in a few days. The man
agers have, with perhaps a couple of excep
tions, been very chary of promising any
thing definite in regard to just when the
buildings and exhibits would be completed.
Last night, however, Vice President John
Bindley made a careful search throughout
the great main structure, and in speaking of
the results said:
"I have talked to every exhibitor to-night,
who was in any way backward on his
stand, and one and all unite in promising
definitely that by Saturday evening their
exhibits would be in perfect order. We
feel safe then, and are glad to promise
without doubt there will be no more scut
tling, and showing about of exhibits after
this, but that everything will be in apple
pie order for Saturday."
In speaking of the great iron structure,
Manager Johnston was not at all slow iu
saying Marshall Bros, might hurry things
considerably more than they were doing.
He did not consider there were men enough
employed on the building considering the
exigencies of the case. As it is, exhibitors
are pushing things rapidly for themselves
in Power Hall, and some of the most novel
and pretty mechanical ideas are taking
It is the intention hereafter to make Sat
urday people's day, and to provide such
music and amusements as will be highly ap
preciated by the masses.
With this end in view Conductor. B.
Weiss has been preparing a programme
that will appeal to the hearts and musical
ears of all. He is now making a careful
selection of light operas, waltzes and lively
and lovely music as will mark the name of
his celebrated musicians one niche higher
in the affections of Pittsburgers.
One peculiarity has been noticed about
this Exposition that is contrary to all tbe
usual rules. The visitor, both home and
foreign, after making a tour of the lower
floors, seem to like above all other things to
mount tbe balcony and gaze for hours, it
seems, upon tbe lively, brilliant throng be
low seem to please them most, and a rattling
game of billiards played on a handsome
table exhibit, attracted a delighted audi
ence, while electrical machines and Edison's
famous phonographs held crowds about
them all the time.
UNLOADING THE GRANITE.
This Is the Fourth Car Used by Mr. Slalone
In the New I'ostcQce.
The third cargo of Maine granite for the
new Federal building, received since Mr.
Malone became Superintendent of Con
struction, is now being unloaded from the
Baltimore and Ohio cars. When Mr.
Malone assumed charge he bad one cargo on
the ground, so this is the fourth which will
be used by him in the construction. A cargo
averages about 9S0 tons. The one preceding
that just received reached nearly 1,000 tons.
The unloading is slow and difficult, as the
stones are massive.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements af Pltrsbnrirers and Others of
A large party from Richmond left the
city last night en ronte home. Tbey were in the
city yesterday in attendance at the funeral of
B. B. Morns, general agent for the auditor of
the Pennsylvania Company, who was buried in
TJmondale Cemetery. Among the number
were Rev. R. M. Hashes, E. B. Hutchinson, E.
W. Cartwrieht, E. N. Finbroth, Ellas Thomas
and the following named representatives of
Richmond Commandery No. 8, K. T.: J. H.
Nicholson. Charles E, Marlett, A. W. Hempel
man, F. J. Reed. M. Cullaton, A. G. Agborn.
N.M.Thompson. b '
E. C. Coulter, representative of the
"School TJniverslty."of Dearborn streetNorth
side, Chicago, was in Allegheny yesterday in
specting the new High School building, which
he expressed much admiration of, saying that
it excelled anything in the educational line he
had seen in the coarse of a trip in this country
and EuroDO. The "University School" has a
fund of 540,000 for the erection of a new build
ing and expects to raise as ranch more hence
Mr. Coulter's exhaustive examination of school
Dr. Frank McDonald returned from
his European trip yesterday morning and said
he felt ten years younger and 20 pounds lighter
than when ho started. He says the Eiffel
tower is, although a tall thing, not a big one,
and makes a good pointer forthe United States
to eclipse. The .Washington monument
knocked out the tower of Babel, he said, but
the iron tower that could beat the United
States has not yet been made, nor is it likely to
be for the balance of this century.
A. A. Stevens, State Chairman of Prohi
bition party; Mr. Nichols, a Western orator
from Illinois; Rev. J. T. McCrory, Rev. J. T.
Riley, and W. M. Price, attorney, of Pittsburg,
and Rev. J. M. Palmer (colored), candidate for
Congressman at Large on Prohibition ticket,
are all booked for speeches at tbe big temper
ance picnic for Western Pennsylvania and
Eastern Ohio at Rock Point next Tuesday.
The funeral of Bobert B. Morris took
place yesterday from his late home, near
Crafton. The interment was made at Mans
field. Twelve Knight Templars from Rich
mond, Ind., where Mr. Morris formerly resided,
were present at tbe funeral. General Superin
tendent Miller, of the Panhandle, was among
them. Mr. Morris was very popular among the
employes of the Pennsylvania Company.
J. C. Horner, of this city, has returned
home from Salem, where he was visiting
friends and relatives. He reports that some
days ago when Mr. Samnel Weaver, of Mahon
ing county, thrashed, he had from six acres of
ground, 476 bushels of oats; making an average
of 76 bushels to the acre. Such a large crop
has nover before been known of in that
The pastor of the Fourth Avenue
Baptist Church, Rev. H. B. Grose, having re
turned from a two months' vacation at Martha's
Vineyard, will occupy his pulpit on Sunday.
He pronounces Cottage City unsurpassed
among the summer resorts on the Atlantic
S. B. Mackman, a prominent educator
of Newton, Mass., left for Manitoba last night
via the Baltimore and Ohio, where he will es
tablish an Indian school for the British Gov
ernment. He will return for teachers in about
Bev. A. G. Wallace, D. D., of this
city, expects to sail for home from Europe on
Sentember 2L He and Rev. Dr. McKitrick
and wife, of Allegheny, have been together
during their journeying! in continental En.
James Beese, the well known machinist
and boat builder, Is lying very ill at his resi
dence in the East End. Last night he was so
low that death was feared before this morning.
Mr. Reese has been unwell for some time past,
William Cowper, a sculptor from Flor
ence. Italy, is at the Monongahela House. He
spent some timo at the Paris Exposition. Ho.
speaks in the highest terms of Thomas 8.
Parke, a Pittsburg artist who is in Paris.
Several U. P. clergymen of Pittsburg
will go to Indiana, Fa., on the 17th inst to wit
ness the ordination of W.N. NIcnoll, a young
man of that county, who starts for Egypt this
fall as a missionary.
Mrs. G. W. Dilworth returned from
New York last night, where she accompanied
her daughter, who sailed for Europe on tbe
City of Paris.
The remains of Mrs. W. G. Johnston,
of this city, who died at Baden Baden, Ger
many, about three weeks ago, will arrive home
Henry Helneman, of the West End,and
bride, nee Coleman, have just returned from
their wedding trip to California.
Samuel B. Dick, a prominent man of
Meadville, and once a candidate for the Legis
lature, is at the Anderson.
A. H. Tuttle, of the University of Vir
ginla, Is at tbe Seventh Avenue.
William G. Fisher, of Sharon, is at the
AN ELEGANT EDIFICE.
The Allegheny High School Equals
AN ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT.
The Points of the Kew Building Criticallj
Passed in Keyiew.
EDUCATIONAL BEQUIREMENTS MET
HE imposing facade
of the new Allegheny
High School building
stamps Architect Os
terling as a decided
ly considered. It also
proves him to be
audacious in the com
binations of styles
which are ordinarily
singled out and more
or less rigidly ad
hered to by the pro
fession. The com
pleted building is its
own monument to the
farsighted policy of the Allegheny Board
of Control, and their courage and persistence
with which opposition was fought down
and super-conservative notions combatted.
The High School covers a site 120x110
feet, fronting on the Sherman avenue side
of the West parks, and is nearly opposite
the handsome park band stand. It is three
stories high, and. the contractor's price of
$69,000 has been augmented by the amount
expended in fitting up the interior with the
most modern ot scholastic appurtenances, so
that it will cost, when dedicated, about $90,
000. The cost of one-half of the site the
city owned a 60-foot frontage was 530,000,
making the net outlay 8120,000.
Viewed from the park the building pre
sents a magnificent appearance. The arched
entrance divides the front of the building
unevenly. To the right hand a gabled front
goes aloft three full stories, terminating in
a sharp peak. The third and fourth stories
meet in the upper center of a large triple
arch window. The first story .frontage is of
rough stone, the balance of the structure be
ing red pressed brick. On the left side of
the entrance is a massive tower-shaped
front, with deeply recessed windows, the
inner corner being a minaret with a carved
capstone. The outer corner is an octagonal
half tower. The extreme left of the front is
Section of the Archway.
ended by a large three-story tower jutting
out from the remainder of the front, giving
a semi-circular form to the clas rooms on
that side of the bnilding.
A PONDEROUS AKCHWAY.
The archway, which constitutes the en
trance, is a ponderous and handsome affair
of rough stone, the integrals being 12 stones
on each side of the keystone. Above the
greatest curve of the arch on either side are
some beautifully sculptured leaves, grasses
and half-dragons in basso relievo. Engraved
in these are the letters "A. D." and the fig
ures "1888," the severe outlines forming a
pleasing contrast to the surrounding ara
besques. In a straight line extending above
the archway are the words"Allegheny High
School" in Boman capitals. On either
end of this legend are two
short rounded columns with elaborately
carved pediments, below which are stone
scrolls manifestly meant for the reception
of names. The sustaining stones of the
archway are also sculptured. The two
stories above the archway are deeply re
cessed with an abrupt embrasure on the
third story level, the front of the embrasure
being formed of Corinthian pillars. The
archway is flanked by sculptured stone off
sets, and the level of the vestibule is
reached by a flight of eight stone steps
rising from a platform a little above the
street grade. The step and archway are iu
Even' those familiar with architectural
terminology would be puzzled by the pe
culiar combinations of the embellishments
to the facade. The designer has gon from
style to style with amazing versatility now
Doric, now Ionic, now Corinthian and al
though a confusingly wide range of style
has been indulged in, the general effect is
not unpleasant to an artistic eye, owing to
t,he judicious separation oi the features of
the iront. Nearly all the windows are
formed of sets of columns with chastely de
signed apexes. Below the second story win
dows are broad belts of basso relievo figures
executed in native terra cotta.
Beneath the archway, the entrance is nar
rowed by half-ronnd offsets, and terminates
in a massive oaken doorway. Inside of this
is a vestibule with marble wainscoting and
a pavement of minute mosaic work. Pass
ing through the interior doors one finds
himself in a splendid hall, the heavy oak
paneling and high walls, together with the
subdued tints ot the ceiling, making it very
impressive. On the left is the Principal's
room, ajiandsome apartment donn in old
gold and the oak paneling, the feature of the
whole first floor, and a ceiling cerulean tint.
Beyond that are two classrooms, front and
rear, separated by a side staircase leading to
tbe second floor. On the right side of the
entrance are two more classrooms separated
by a small room intended ai the future lo
cation of the teachers' library. Opposite
tbe entrance is
-THE GBAND STAIRCASE
leading to the second storv. It is of heavy
oak boards, and very solid in appearance.
In the stead of newell posts are two dragons
ance. " "j
couchant, carved of oak and connected
iff r "
failing with fluted columns. In the center
of the staircase are the steps, from which the
basement and lavatory are reached. Half
way to the second story is a landing where
the half flights begin and end. A large,
double window sheds its light on the lower
hall at the landing. The lower half of tbe
window is occupied by a handsome oblong
stained glass pattern in subdued tints, la.
its center is a smaller oblong of cut glass
panes of minute size, and In the extreme
center is a disk of darkly-tinted glass with
educational objects neatly blended in its
prevailing color. This window is a marvel
of neatness and beauty.
On the second floor are four classrooms
with small cloakrooms between them. Di
rectly over and to the left of the entrance
are the three handsome rooms to be occu
pied by Superintendent Morrow, Secretary
B. B. Scandrett, and their assistants. These
rooms are finished in yellow pine with old
gold tinted walls and ceiling, and will be
luxuriously carpeted and finished. The
second-story lront with the semicircular end
is to be the room of the Allegheny Board of
Control. It is one of the best lighted rooms
in the building, and will be adequately
furnished and carpeted. The tints of all
the ceilings in classrooms and offices are
delicate and rest the eye, being in pleasant
contrast to the usual glare of white finish.
A Dragon CouehanU
The third floor contains two more class
rooms, and one side of the floor is occupied
by a capacious assembly room in white
finish. At the western end is a roomy stage
with a massive proscenium arch, dressing
SOME GEHEBAI. DETAILS.
The heating and ventilation of the school
are combined in the "Smead" system, a very
elaborate apparatus which delivers fresh hot
air and extracts impure cool air at
one and the same timn bv n in
genious arrangement of double furnaces
working together. By this system a con
stant renewal of air In the classrooms is'
maintained in either hot or cold weather.
The plan has been tested in the Fifth ward
school for two years aHd is believed to per
fectly solve an annoying problem in school
The desks on the first floor are new and of
cherry wood, the chairs being of the cus
tomary opera house pattern. On the second
and third floors the classroom furnishings
are old material worked over by a Pitts
burg firm. E-ch of the 13 classrooms will
seat on an average 30 pupils. The walls of
tne classrooms are utilized for blackboards,
and the supply of light has been carefully
arranged to give the best results.
Secretary E. B. Scandrett states that the
whole building will be lighted by electric
ity, and the fixtures will be in place in a
few days. The lavatories and sanative ar
rangements are so planned that there is no
connection with the city sewers, and there
fore no possibility of the entrance of gas to
Yesterday was the date set for the opening
and dedication of the building, but the
decorators have still so much to do that a
postponement was unavoidable. Several of
the class rooms are ready for occupancy,
however, and scholars will be admitted
The dedicatory exercises may take place
on the Monday following. The music will
be in charge of Prof. Martin, and addresses
will be made by Dr. Moffatt, President of
Washington and Jefferson College, and the
Assistant State Superintendent of Schools,
Mr. Houcki Mr. E. B. Scandrett.Secretary
of the High School Board, will give a brief
history of the erection of the present build
ing. A LONG LOST MAN FOUND.
He Is Rich Enough to Boy the Township
In Which Be Was Railed Salt Lake a
Great Place for Swlmmlne
A. B. Stevenson, Esq., has returned from
a general tour of the West and Northwest.
During his trip he studied the real estate
movement in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
and Helena, and says that although he had
read of it he never realized its immensity
until he talked with the exuberant agents
in those cities. In the vicinity of Helena
the movement has been slightly checked by
a long drouth that has been somewhat
repressive of energy, but Mr. Stevenson
says the depression cannot last long in a
town of 20,000 inhabitants, among whom are
35 millionaires, all of whom are hustling as
though on the verge of starvation.
Mr. Stevenson also stated that notwith
standing the ecclesiastical dynasty that large
ly controls Salt Lake City, thattownsbnilt by
religious fanaticism, irrigation and hard
work, offer powerful inducements for men
of energy and brain. There are no flies on
her. Mr. Stevenson learned to swim in
Salt Lake, having failed to acquire that
graceful and useiul acquirment on the
knobs of Moon township, where he spent
his boyhood days. He says it is the place
to learn without danger. All you have to
do is to shut your eyes and mouth, and keep
the saU water out of them, and then strike
out until you leam the gait necessary. You
cannot sink, so you need not be nervous,
and there are no sharks nor sea serpents to
molest nor to make you afraid.
But the most interesting discovery made
by Mr. Stevenson and one of moment to
many people in Moon townspip, was the
finding of George McCormick, who was
raised in Moon, but whose whereabouts
have been a mystery for 17 years. In 1872
Mr. McCormick left Moon for parts un
known, and has never written to any of his
friends. He is a miner and rancher at
Silver, 20 miles from Helena, and richer
than Croesus. Mr. McCormick is still a
bachelor, bnt were he to come hdme might
easily induce some eligible maiden to take
charge of his establishment.
OUR GREAT EXPOSITION.
H. Kleber & Bro.'s Stnnd.
The crowds thronging around the music
exhibit of Kleber & Bro. prove that theirs
is one of the most attractive stands in the
whole building. The superiority of their
instruments is conceded by all, and no other
can compare with the great Steinway, the
wonderful Conover, the lovely Gabler and
the popular Opera and Emerson pianos.
Also, the phenomenal Vocation church or
gan which, while costing only $800 or less,
fully equals any $2,600 pipe organ. Here,
also, are suown tbe tamous iiurdett organs
and the well-known Earhuff organs. In the
way of musical curiosities the Klebers ex
hibit Tom Thumb's miniature grand piano,
made expressly for him in London at an ex
pense of $1,000 and played upon by him in
ins snows an over Europe auu mis country.
Klebers have also secured the first piano
ever made in Pittsbnre by Charles McDon
nell for the late Frederick Lovenz, one of
the greatest glass manufacturers of his time.
Itiswortha 100-mile trip to see and compare
this 100-year-old piano with the splendid
specimens of the present time. The Messrs.
Kleber & Bro. are the oldest established as
well as the leading music dealers in Pitts
burg and Western Pennsylvania. They sell
their instruments on a smaller profit and on
easier payments than other dealers,and they
give the longest warranty, viz., eight years.
Klebers are trusted and preferred by the
great majority of our people as the safest
house to deal at.
POItVTS W PARIS. SfrWt
very interesting letter to The Dispatch from
the gay capital of France. It will appear to-
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MEETING OP THE ASSOCIATION.
Master Horsesboers to Bring- Men
Prom Other Cities. '"
AN EXTEAOEDINAET MELT OP TEEL
President James Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass Workers' Association, left last
evening via the Lake Erie Bailroad for
Berkshire, Mass. He is going to adjust
some difficulty tbe men there have with the
Berkshire Glass Company of that place.
The company have a ten-pot furnace, and
want to go to work, but, on account of an
objection raised by the men, they cannot do
so. What the objection was or the nature
of the trouble President Campbell refused
to state. The firm was one of the first that
wanted to sign the workers' scale.
A meeting of the Pittsburg preceptory
of the Window Glass Workers' Association
was held last evening at their hall on Car
son street. Contrary to expectation there
was not a very large attendance. It was
stated early in the evening by a number of
persons that an effort would be made to
have some action taken on the impending
strike. Some of the strikers, it was stated,
wanted to have the strike officially de
clared and arrangements made for the pay
ment of strike benefits. Whether any ac
tion or not was taken could not be learned
from those present.
THE TKOrBLE NOT A STBTEE.
President Campbell reiterated his state
ment made in The Dispatch several days
ago that the trouble was not a strike, and he
did not think it would develop into one.
As an offset to this, a number of discon
tented glasiblowers stated yesterday that
Chambers and McKee were working at
Jeannette and the coming fire dated from
September J. If it did not, the Jeannette
factory would not be working, as the same
rule in regard to starting up was applicable
to every factory in the district.
At the meeting the trouble between the
manufacturers and workers was discussed
in an informal way among those present. It
was stated as a rumor that Abel, Smith &
Co., of First street, and Phillips & Co., of
Nineteenth street. Southside, were getting
their furnaces in shape to start work. Noth
ing was known officially about them, how
ever. President Campbell said no more
scales had been signed.
In regard to the situation, Timothy
O'Leary, of O'Leary Bros., said yesterday:
"None of the manufacturers of this conn
try believe that the blowers in the trade re
ceive too much money for the work they do.
They do object, however, to the high wages
wanted Dy otners in positions where no
great amount of skill is required. For in
stance, in this country helper boys draw
from 100 to $125 per month. In Europe
they receive from $25 to $27 per month for
the same service. The present apprentice
laws of tfie workers' association, by which
they limit beginners to relatives, is confin
ing the trade to a close corporation.
THE 7SICE HAS GONE DOWH.
'.'At present the price of glass is 5 per
cent below what it was when the factories
closed down June 30, Chambers & McKee
having made the cut. The stocks on hand
have not been consumed fast enough, proba
bly owing to the fact of the close competi
tion of plate glass. 'The presence of plate
glass is undoubtedly felt in the window
glass trade. In the better class of buildings
the owner knows that plate glass adds $500
to the valne of the building, and as he can
get it nearly as cheap as the other material
he puts it in."
There is a scbeme on foot among the pot
men of this city to form a company for the
purpose of getting their own sand. This is
an indirect result of the introduction of the
tank business at Jeannette. The pot men
have sought to economize so as to be better
enabled to compete with the tank manufac
turers, and by mining their own sand they
hope to save considerable money. They
will probably locate the sand concern on
the Youghiogheny river, where the white
sand is of a superior quality.
TO HIRE STRANGERS.
Master Horsesboers Will to to Other Cities
far Men The Strikers Claim Many of
."'" the Firms Are Faltering-.
The master horsesboers of this city, did
not meet with much success yesterday in
the attempt to hire non-union men to break
the strike. An advertisement was inserted
in The Dispatch asking for 75 men, but
only four applied for positions. They
expect to have another one by Monday
A member of the firm of Doris & Sons.,
stated yesterday, that they would go to
other cities for men as they were satisfied
they could not be secured here. Advertise
ments will be inserted in Eastern and
Western papers offering good positions to
men, but the strikers say they will be on
the lookout, and prevent them from work
ing. Mr. Doris stated that the horsesboers
were only organized in New York, Chicago,
and Pittsburg, and there would be no
trouble securing men.
The master shoers held another meeting,
and again decided to stand firm. The strike
has now settled down to a long fight The
employers claim it is not a question of
wages, but one of where they shall draw
the line. They claim the men have struck
so often that it is about time to refuse to
grant their demand.
Secretarv W. J. More of the National
Horseshoers' Association, said tbey have 37
unions in the country, and they are organ
ized in every large city. He says the men
have been notified in other cities, and will
not come here. Eight firms have already
signed the scale,and more will follow. They
claim the masters make 90 per cent profit
The horseshoers are supported by the 37
unions and organized labor in Allegheny
ME DILWOETH DENIES IT.
He Says Tbey Have Had no Troable With
A member of the firm ot Dilworth Bros,
stated yesterday that the report about their
goods being boycotted on account of the
firm refusing to sign the scale of L. A. 7190,
Knights of Labor, warehousemen, was un
true in every particular. He stated that
they had no trouble with their men.
J. G. BENNETT fc CO.,
Corner Wood Street and Fifth Avenue.
Bennett & Co. sell Youman's hats.
Bennett & Co. sell Dunlap's hats.
Bennett & Co. sell Silverman's hats.
Bennett & Co. sell Boston hats.
Bennett & Co. sell Christy's English hats.
Benuett & Co. sell Lincoln, Bennett &
Co. 's English hats.
Bennett & Co. sell Heath's English hats.
The above makes arc known to be the fin
est in the world, andean be purchased at a
slight cost over tbe ordinary make of bats
at J. G. Bennett & Co.'s, corner Wood
street and Fifth avenue.
Half Fare to Baltimore, Md.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad will sell ex
cursion tickets on account of Marviana state
Agricultural and Mechanical Exposition
and celebration of the Battle of NorthPoint,
at rate of one fare for the round trip. Tick
ets will read through to Washington, D. C,
and return, with stop off at Baltimore in
each direction. Bate from Pittsburg, i'J.
rri;vt. ,.ia r., at 1..7..11 ,)
AAVJkV.a mtu viu ucutciuuu I HI AZ (vuu
to return until tsentemhpr m.
Another Jinn Wants to Sign tbe
Window Glass Workers Scate.
The KfcM U4M
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The CMferesee of tsw :
aat Churek was oontiw at
yesterday. The' sak of is Mm
exeited oeM&erable c
dress was nude by Kev. Mr.JUrfMhaM-''
sesger ires tne jihuhw Wjwmn.' ,
Memorial lervleea. were held Jkrltferlf &
Henry Palmer, aa eld abittar wlMsW'faC
Beaver falls. -y
jxev. .rv. u. jueia. and win
Japanese costume and nave
talks oa raisaionarv work. Tke'
Missionary Boeiety presented ftefcHM.C
Committees on Sunday sebek ai ttj
spiritual condition of the chare iifmiii.'
Presideat David Jones will jMMhT !,
Dlsconteat Growinc Iato Fonr' Attmgi
Use of Hazelirood Aveaae. t
There is a muttering of thunder all
the line of Hazelwood avenue, asd ihirlifif
the lightning strike anywhere It k likely I
hit the Board of PubUo Works. CHimJms
say the avenue is not in as good x
as when the ward was a part of Peebles!
township. TbeV sav the sidewalk-.1
washed away and the water ran where'
lutein to tbe imminent danger of tfee i
struction of property. ?A
Complainants say they have frequently j
gone on all fours to the department ferre-1
lief,' but that to date all they knew k.tfcetj
lucj pay taxes ana get notning in nwsv
I iHJAsTTV GHAUT otontin'amu
r sjsiisisj a A USSV Yl t teum. but amonal
the Four HimareAat TVut YV a bi.m
Jalfci eJiamiu of two of the coming rtevti tf3
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.
JDB. HDRNE i CQ.'Bl
PENN AVENUE STORES.
It wss'a race against time && we
-the task ox decorating ear Ha&risV
cent Bhow Palace at the Pittsburg Bsk
We had hoped that we had sufietesti)
space to give visitors to the Exposittos
a very fair Idea of the variety and
nltudaof our stock of KfiwTr9.11 ftonda
bow here in tbe store. We are disap- V
pointed. Half the entire floor Space ot - --ft.
the vast. Exposition Hall could-, be
crowded with the ezhlbil of our various
iiuuiuoauiuu 01 we junuy group, Vf
Mr. and Mrs. Leopard and the two Mas' T.jmt'
ter Leopards; they are perfectly barm- '
less, and only serve as a reminder that
our stock of fine Furs and Fur Gar
ments will be larger and more attractive
than ever before. This may be rather
warm weather to speak of Fan, but not
few people bay their Sealskin Coats
early as this.
TVe ftra Ta.dv fnr inttirA-
Jug purchasers now.
The Fall Millinery Opening had a very
successful time of it yesterday. Tbe
Cleopatra Bonnet is a great novelty;
numberless dainty effects In Toques; aa
endless variety of jaunty Walking Hats;
then, too, all the newest shapes In tie '
way of Children's Hats for fall wear.
Children's and Misses' Coats anlf
Suits for early fall, In the new styles, '
are now coming in. Second floor of our
Suit and Wrap Department. The cutest
and daintiest Kobes, Slips and First"
Short Dresses are here, too; everything
of the nicest in the way of infants' out
fits are here now. All new and clean
and spick and span.
Our display here at the store of Nev
Dress Goods Is town talk. Such a variety
was never seen before in Pittsburg.
Materials: Dozens of stylish costumes
can be easily chosen and no two alike.
More novelties see the light to-day.. Al
ways best to see this Dress Goods stock
early In the season, and plenty of cus-
tomers know this. They're sure to be
suited out of the wonderful large
Some of tho patterns of brocade
silks in our Exposition Display were
woven expressly for the Paris Exposi
tion, and we have the exclusive sale of
these beautitul examples of weaving ,
skill for this section of country. This
feature of our exhibit-tbe silks will
be worthy of notice during the contin
uance of the Exposition. Itmay be that
we will bare even handsomer goods to
show. In Slack Dress Silks the stand
ard makes of France and America are
here in all qualities, especially tbe finer
to finest grades,not ofteD to be found in
the most pretentious silk departments.
The new Portieres and Heavy Cur
tains are now arriving in velourand
chenille; also new Fabrics in Furniture
Coverings and Upholsterings all tnese
in our Curtain Boom, where the new
Lace Curtains are.
By alL means, then, visit Pittsburg's
two great Expositions here and at the
JOBhDRNE I Ctt'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
SIXTH AVENUE DYE WOBKS, '
I. MAY SONS & CO.':.
STEAM DYERS AND SCOUBERS
And general renovators of textile fabrics, la-.
dies' and gentlemen's soiled or faded garments ,
neatly cleaned or restored in color. Curtains
of every description carefully attended to.
M, MAY SONS & Co.
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