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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,
FRIDAY,- SEPTEMBER 20,' ' 1889.
II AULD LANG SYNE
Mariners on the Old Ganal
Eesurrect Past Times.
BIG BEUff JON AT APOLLO,
Speeches and Reminiscences Were
the Order of the Day.
THE FBEEDOM OF THE TOWN GIVEN
Modern Methods of Navigation Contrasted
With the Canal.
JiEXT MEETING TO BE AT LEECHBURG
lived too soon
and all the im
have left on
the country is
the stogie ci
g a r, w h i c h,
however, i s
enouin to re
tion of the old
f r eighters
while its ety
time shall last.
There is no
record in his
tory of a re-
' union of turn
A pol lo,
county, had a
reunion of old-time canal sailors yesterday,
and though the weather was a great draw
back, the town was well filled with old
boatmen and their Iriends. The ladies of
the town had piled long tables with eat
ables and the guests took hold as at a Dun
Lard levis mol, though the feast was more
dainty than those set up by the Dunkard's
at their yearly meetings.
Though some ot the members of the Penn
sylvania Canal Boatmen's Association are
still in the prime of life, yet in a noil gray
heads would have carried the town yester
day, and some of them date their existence
back to 1807. Since the canal wis super
seded by the railway theseold-time mariners
have filled all sorts of positions, from coal
diggers to preachers, and one of them be
came President of the United States, at
least he would have been entitled to honor
ary membership in the association.
As" one of these old-timers looked over
the crowd he was apt to be seized with a
melancholy reverie. There were suggestions
of the touch of vanished hands and echoes
OF VOICES STILLED
and which have been stilled lor a generation.
Among those who are still in active busi
ness lie and propose to be lor the next
quarter of a century is ex-Sheriff J. A.
Chambers, who carries his 250 pounds of
adipose as gracefully as of yore, and took an
active part in making the visitors com
fortable. , The meeting was called to order by T. A.
Cochran, chairman or the local orgamza'
The Old Canal.
tion, when Burgess J. D. Laufier delivered
the lollowing address ol welcome to the
various delegations from points all along
the line of the old canal and to individual
members who were present from several
Upon behalf or the citizens of this Dlace
Ileiretoeitenrtto-(ou a most cordlai wcl.
come. It will afford j ou no more pleasure to
again Tjsit the scene, of your past occupation
than it does for us to hare you among us
again. While the old Pennsylvania Canal is a
thing of the past, and hve oa in tradition
yet it is a part of the history of the country
and was a great fictor m the material growth
ofthebiateandaaded to it a great deal of its
pro-parity and wealth, lojou who took part
in its husines- and its activities so many jears
ago it mus: afford no little pleasure to cast your
eje iu reflection back over the jears that have
gone, and note the progi ess that has been made
in everj department of life, and in none will
you notice perhaps such progress as in the
means employed for the transnortatioa of
passengers and freight. These have kept pace
with and are necessary to the growth of this
To keep green in memory, therefore, the as
sociations of the past we are glad to have you
among us, and on behalf of our citizens I ex
tend to j ou the freedom of our town and our
houses, and hope that your visit among us may
be a pleaEant one, as I knon it will be to us.
Hon. John Hill, of Blairsville, President
of the association, responded on its behalf,
and the time from 1050 a. M. until the la
dies announced dinner was spent in listen
ing to addresses by Major Nesbit, of Liver
more, General Jackson and C. L.
Townsend. of Apollo, and Super-
Visor imam Kansom, of the track of
the West Penn, and they gave the band,
which had done considerable blowing in es
corting the delegates, a rest. The old veter
ans appeared to enjoy the feast as well as
any other part of the programme, and it was
after 2 o'clock belore the tables were cleared
and business again begun.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
The first thing after recess was the elec
tion ot officers lor the coming year. Presi
dent Hill said that it would be good politics
to elect as they went along, to as to allow
defeated candidates to aspire afresh for
other offices; but the election was, apparent
ly at least, so satisfactory that the ounce of
prevention was a clear waste. John H.
Hill, ol Leechburg, was elected President;
Major Xesbit, of Livermore, Vice Presi
dent; Irvin Itutiedge, ot Johnstown, Secre
cary, and IJev. A. Getty, of Saltsburg,
Treasurer. All were elected by rising
President Hill stated that Irvin Eut
iedge, the outgoing treasurer, had lost his
all iu the Johnstown flood, and with it $40
belonging to the association, but had bor
rowed the money and had given his check
for the amount to him, the speaker. Mr.
Hill suggested that the association was
more able to lose the monev than Mr. Eut
iedge, and a motion to return the check to
him was carried unanimously.
The question as to the best'time of year to
hold the next meeting was then considered.
It was later this year than usual, having
been postponed on account of the soldiers'
reunion at Gettysburg. Some thought it
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shonld be held earlier in the season, but to
this President Hill objected ou the ground
that many of the members were farmers and
found it difficult to attend early in the fall.
Some wanted it held on September 10, as
Perry's victory on Lake Erie could be cele
brated conjoiutly. After some disiussion
the first Thursday in September was chosen.
SEXT MEETING AT LEECHBUBG.
The place for holding the next reunion
was discussed at considerable length, and
finally Leechburg got it. As it has been
moving down the river by easy stages, first
held in Blairsville, then in Saltsburg, this
year in Apollo and next year to be in Leecb-
Durg, 11 is sossiDie that in time tne oia coal
men may float to Pittsburg.
A vote ot thanks was mven the cltizdns
of Apollo for courtesies, and a separate dne
to the ladies, who had borne the greater pirt
of the bnrden. On this point SecretarylJ.
A. McCullough, of Freeport, came dut
strong, piling on the Apollo ladies radii-
Opening the Lock.
fluous compliments mountain high. Messrs.
Donnelly, of Milwood, and McCormick, of
Altoona, were appointed an auuuiuc com
mittee, and, belore the expiration of the
outgoing administration, declared its finan
cial operations O. Iv.
President Hill read from the Apollo Her
ald a letter from George Nelson Smith, the
pioneer boatman of the AVestern division of
the Pennsylvania canal. Mr. Smith lives
in Philadelphia, and is 91 years old, but
though too "old to attend the rennions, he
always sends a letter. In the one read yes
terday, evidences were thick that reminis
cences crowded thick and fast over the
memory tablet of the ancient mariner. He
stated that the first canal boat that ever
plowed the western divisioi of the canal
was built in 1829, on the eas t bank of the
Kiskeminetas, in front of ;he village ot
Warren, now Apollo. She was built
by order of Patrick Leonard, a promi
nent merchant of Pittsburg. The boat
was named General Abner Lacock,
after one of the Canal Commissioners.
She was exclusively a passenger boat, with
a gentlemen's and ladies' cabin of elegant
workmanship, in the stern-cabin style of
the times, Mr. Leonard put a Hew York
canal boatman in command, Benjamin E.
Betts, and Mr. Smith was appointed second
in command. As the Allegheny division of
the canal was not complete for several weeks
after the launch of the Lacock, Messrs.
Betts and Smith put in the time in excur
sion trips between Warren and Leechburg.
The remainder of the long letter is devoted
to retrospection and prediction.
THE SAYS OF ATJLD LANG SYNE.
Eoutine business being over, the silver
heads were called on lor reminiscences
Captain J. M. Hanna says he is the oldest
regular canal boatman "living. He began
his boating career in 1853, just 3
years ago, and is the only survivor
of the packet line with "which he
was connected, General J. K. Moorhead be
ing the last member of the line that died.
The boats with which he was connected
transportea material used in the construc
tion of the Portage Eailway that carried
section boats over the Allegheny Moun
tains Captain Hanna helDed Henry Clay
on his way to Washington in 1836, and was
on the packet, James Madison, which con
veyed the corpse of President William
Henrv HarriJm to its rest in the Ohio Val
ley in 1841. Captain Hanna got into Pitts
burg ou the first trip of a regular packet of
the line on St, Patrick's Day, 1835. The
line was composed of the passenger boats
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Niagara. In
1S33 Captain Hanna carried Brigham
Young a part of his way from New York
to Nauvoo to join Joe Smith, the Mormon
prophet. Brigham hadn't tneu achieved
notoriety, nor had he met Amelia.
Eev. A. Getty, of Saltsburg, began active
life as a canal-boatman in 1843. He drove
mules at a salary of 7 a month for three
months, and at the end of that time his em
ployers were unable to pay him in full, and
he took their note for $10 of a remainder
and carried it until principal and interest
amounted to $11, when it was paid. He
spent $2 50 of that amonnt in Pittsburg for
a barrel of flour for his mother, and in
vested the remainder in an interest in a
section-boat, and from this investment his
fortune took its rise. Eev. Getty attempted
to impress his audience with a sense of
what frugality and energy might do, but
the idea ot a man saving money
to go into business on a salary of
T a month was too much for the com
prehension of the younger part of his
auditors and smiles of incredulity four feet
in diameter surrounded their countenances
like an aureole. After a landation of Penn
sylvania for her prosecution of public im
provements Mr. Getty subsided. To those
who remember the average canal mule
driver and his
the step between that avocation and that of
a minister of the gospel may seem a long
one. but they may remember that President
Garfield drove on the canal, went to college,
became a preacher, lawyer, general in the
army, Congressman and finally President,
and yet died young.
Dr. Moore, of Butler, told his experience
ou the canal and a funny story, and then
scooted for a train. Hon. William Don
nelly, brother of Dr. Donnelly, of Latrobe,
recounted the advance of material progress
since the building of the Pennsylvania
John S. Free, of Saltsburg. who was born
on the Yough.two miles above McKeesport,
82 years ago, told of the great time his craft
had made on the raging canal, 105 miles in
21 hours, notwithstanding passage through
many locks. Major Nesbit, of Livermore,
who is over 80 years of age, but whose eye is
yet bright and his natural force but little
abated, told how he had helped to bnild the
canal, hauling hickory logs 80 feet long to
put into the Tunnel dam, which logs are
still in a good state of preservation, and
also told how he had helped to build the
West Peun Eailway after the long wait for
the completion of it under the name of the
Letters were read irom two of the original
boatmen, Captain Burkey, of Minneapolis,
and Captain Keely, of Leechburg. Less
than half a dozen ot the pioneer boatmen
are now living. The canal boat wasn't fast,
but, like the cimez lectularus, it got there
all the same, and 'it was eminently safe.
Some passenger packets carried 250 pas
sengers, and a freighter 40 to 50 tons cargo.
During most of the boating season the
scenery was delightful, and a trip from
Pittsburg to Philadelphia was never for
gotten. The ancient mariners after being ashore
30 years had gotten their laud-legs, and
Apollo being a dry town, by act of Assem
bly, all walked steadily, and the old girls
whom the boatmen didn't leave behind
them enjoyed the occasion equally with
Beecham's Pills cure bilious andnervous ills
Peaks' Soap secures a beautiful complexion I
WHAT WASHIS AIM?
The Extensive Operations of a Tonng
Man From Cuyahoga Falls.
HE LEAVES HIS HOTEL SUDDENLY.
Denounced as a Frand by the Firm He
Claimed to Represent.
THE POLICE HOW SEARCHING FOE HIM.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Taylor, of the
firm of Brown & Taylor, proprietors of the
Hamilton Hotel, notified Police Inspector
McAleese of the mysterious conduct of"
James C. Johnston, one of the guests at the
house. Johnston registered at the hotelyon
September 6 as from Cuyahoga Falls, O.
Mr. Taylor said of him last evening:
"He represented that he was traveling for
Elliot. Ottenheini & Elliot, a large cigar
house of Baltimore. I know the house to
be a good and reliable one. Johnston had
a grip and a lot of cigar samples. He
was given room No. 52. My suspicions
about! him were excited because he
remained at the hotel so much,
and Mid not go out to work
like oner traveling men. He was drink
ing marly all the time. He seemed to be
doing k good deal of advertising, and had
the solcitors for the newspapers after him
every lay. He would take them to his
room am order up drinks from the bar.
Last Mchdav I stopped his baraccount, and
told mytien not to let him have anything
"Last Tuesday I wrote a telegram to send
to his noise, but did not send it. I met the
proprietol of one of the weekly journals and
asked hin about Johnston. He said that
he had known Johnston for some time and
that he was all right Although Johnston
boarded here, he received his mail at the
Hotel Anderson. I saw a lot of letter; he
had received there. They had the business
card of Elliot, Ottenheim & Elliot on them,
and that quieted my fears. Johnston did
not pay his board bill last Saturdsv, and
put it off from day to day ever since. This
morning he left the house after breakfast,
and did not return to dinner. When we
looked into bis room we found that his grip
sack and things were gone. How he got
them out of the house I do not know. He
left two dirty shirts, some collars and about
AN EMPHATIC TEIEGEAM.
"At about 1 o'clock I telegraphed to the
ing reply: 'Johnston is a fraud and not in
our employ. I then west to Inspector Mc
Aleese with the story. Mrs. Brown, the
wife of my partner, saw Johnston in Alle
gheny at about 3.30 o'clock this afternoon.
He turned back suddenly when he saw her
approaching and walked away rapidly. He
owes ns about $45 for boarding and bar. I
would like very much to get hold of hie
He is a young man, about 30 years old,
good-looking and well-dressed. He has a
small, light mustache."
Johnston's plan of work, as he himself
described it, was to place his cigars with
grocers and retail tobacconists and then to
advertise them as being agents of Elliot,
Ottenheim & Elliot.
Since Johnston came to the city two
weeks ago, he has been conducting some
very mysterious negotiations with advertis
ing solicitors of the various newsp ipers.
Explaining his business to them, he pro
posed to advertise on an extensive scale,
offering to contract with several of the large
dailies for 10,000 lines of paid local matter.
His proposition was made in a business-like
manner, and his statements of what he had
done in this and other cities were told with
a confidence that indicated that he was all
right The strangest part of the transaction
was that he offered to hand over to THE
Dispatch a sight draft, remarking that
the paper could thus have the money in its
office belore printing a line of the advertis
ing matter. This liberal proposition was
made to several other papers. The only re
turn asked by Johnston was that some dis
count should be allowed for cash.
THEY TVEBE BIG CONTRACTS.
The size of the contemplated contracts
naturally required some time to consider
them. For se eral days Johnston was sur
rounded at the Hamilton Hotel by a bevy
of enterprising solicitors from local papers.
It was during this period that Johnston be
gan drinking heavily, and some of his
acquaintances had the audacity to blame
his bibulous habit upon the solicitors re
Mr. Johnston, however, seemed most
anxious to get his advertisement into The
Dispatch. In his visits to this office he
said that his business was very larere. that
T. C. Jenkins, of this city, had already
sold $43,000 worth of his cigars, that
Haworth & Dewhurst had handled large
quantities of his goods, and that Ar
buckle & Co. were, at the present
time, preparing for him a list of
their suburban agents for the purpose
of extending his trade. He further alleged
that while in Cincinnati he had published
some 20,000 lines of advertising matter in
the Enquirer. The Pittsburg papers all
drew up the contracts in due form, and pre
sented them to Mr. Johnston last Saturday.
He did not at that time furnish the sight
drafts, as promised, but said that he must
send on the contracts to Baltimore for sig
natures; that when they returned the dralts
would be handed to the publishers.
HIS ACTIONS SUSPICIOUS.
The delay, together with the drinking
and suspicious conduct of Johnston at the
hotel, prompted a Dispatch man to in
vestigate the matter quietly. A call was
made at the store of T. C. Jenkins, and
Manager Llewellyn stated emphatically
that they had never sold a dollar's worth of
goods from Johnston's hands. Haworth &
Dewhurst entered as emphatic a denial, and
Arbuckle & Co. declared that they had
never heard of Johnston, much less agreed
to furnish to him a list of their agents.
Alter this, when a rumor came from the
Hamilton Hotel that Mr. Johnston had
failed to pay bis week's board. The Dis
patch made another move, telegraphing to
Elliot, Ottenheim & Elliot, at Baltimore,
an inquiry as to the reliability of one John
ston, who was representing himself as their
agent. The following reply was received
yesterday afternoon: ,-J. O. Johnston is a
lraud. Expose him."
There is much speculation as to John
ston's object What did he expect to ac
complish? Mr. Taylor, of the Hamilton,
said: "He borrowed money from several
people. I know of one advertising solicitor
lrom whom he borrowed 90.
Inspector McAleese said, at 10 o'clock
last night, that he had not yet been able to
FIRE IN AN OFFICE.
A Lieht Thrown Into n Waste Basket Causes
A blaze in the office of F. B. Laughlin,
in the Schmidt building, caused the occu
pants oi the third floor to tumble over one
another going down stairs in their efforts to
reach the street. The fire originated by
some one throwing a light into a waste
paper basket, which set fire to a desk, caus
ing a good deal of smoke to penetrate the
other offices. No damage was done.
In which all traveling expenses are in
cluded, are more and more popular each
year. None are better managed for comfort
nor more skillfully arranged as to route than
Messrs. Raymond's Whitcomb's. See ad
vertisement in another column.
Ask your druggist for
TOO MAKI GLASS WORKERS.
This ia Quito Unusual for This Time of the
Tear Great Numbers ofForcleners Ap.
piling nt Jcannetle.
There is a super-abundance of labor in the
window glass business. Usually at this
time of the year workmen are scarce. Six
window glass blowers who had formerly
been working at Jeannette were in the city
yesterday looking for work. Four of the
men were Englishmen and one a Belgian.
They had been working for Chambers &
McKee since September 1, and are expert
tank furnace workmen. Two of them were
gatherers, and had worked in the tank fact
ories in Belgium.
The men applied at a number of offices,
but at each place they were told that they
had more men than "was needed.
Manager "Wash" Moore, at Jeannette,
has inaugurated a policy of reform in the
business, and on account ot the surplus of
labor, he can run the works to suit himself.
The men state that the great supply of glass
workers is coming from Europe, and it is
impossible to stop them. Nearly every
week a number of foreigners land at Jean
nette to work for the high wages they have
been informed are paid there. Among
them is a crowd who had been working in
Northern New York.
The men claimed that there was no im
provement in the operations of the tank.
The second one was to start yesterday
(Thursday), but there was doubt whether
the leaks would be patched up or not in
time. The glass, they claim, does not work
any better it being "stringy" and "cordy."
In"the back of the furnace it gets too soft to
work, while in the front it is too hard. The
quantity of product can be turned out, but
it lis lacking in quality. The men also
thiught that the present fire would be a
very short one.
Phillips & Co. will begin to "blow" in
beth of their factories to-morrow, McCully
& Co. will start on Tuesday, Campbell &
Co. will start to-morrow, Wnghtman's
Southside factory will begin operations to
morrow and their Cratzburg factory on the
28th. The Bellevernon 30-pot factory will
begin on Tuesday and the new 10-pot fur
nace four weeks later.
IT IS SO MOKE.
Tho Old Eorio Market Torn Down for
The old Duquesue Way Horse Market,
located on Duquesne way, between Sixth
street and Cecil alley, has been torn down.
It was a two-story brick building and was a
landmark on the Allegheny river front. It
has been the horse market for many years,
and prior to that was the "Duquesne way
saloon." The supports on the lower story
were torn away and the building fell with a
crash. Its place will be taken by a large
natatorium, 60x100 feet, which will accom
modate daily 200 Turkish bathers, 300 pri
vate bathers and 2,000 general bathers. It
will be erected by a stock company, which
has taken a ten-year lease ol the lot. ihe
land is owned by John Walker and Henry
MOVING THEIR OFFICES.
The Frick Coko Company Going; Into the
New HuJ Building.
The offices of the Prick Coke Company
are about to be moved from their present
quarters at the corner of Fifth avenue anc
Wood street, to the new Hussey buildlnj
on Fifth avenue. Colonel Thomas E
Watt. District Passenger Agent of the'
Pennsylvania Eailroad, will occupy part'
of the quarters to be vacated. The ticket
offices oi the latter company will still re
main on the first floor.
The headauarters of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers will
be moved October 1 to the third floor of the
A SERIOUS KUNAWAT.
Contractor Carr and His Wife Narrowly
A horse attached to the wagon of the East J
End Milk Company was frightened by a
cable car and ran off yesterday afternoon..
Near Neville street the runaway collided
with a buggy containing Contractor Can
and his wife. Two wheels were torn off thV
buggy and its occupants were thrown ou.
and fortunately not injured. The mill
wagon was completely demolished befoh
the horse could be stopped.
EITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of rittsburecrs and Others
Andrew uarnegie arrived in the c
yesterday afternoon from Cresson, and pp
ceeded at once to the general offices of Oe
company on Fifth avenue. He spent the after
noon there in consultation with the headvjif
the differeht departments, and in the evenng
went to the home of one of his partners in tie
East End A reporter of The Dispatch seit
in his card to sir. Carnegie while be was in tie
office, ard received a reply that there Wis
iiuiuiuK iicn. 11a idiucu i,u uo seen anj
denied himself to all callers. Henry PhipOi.
the consulting partner of the firm, also arrivil
home yesterday morning lrom Har Harbi
his latnuy am not accompany mm.
Edward C. Hegeler and his son, Jnliu
of La Salle, 111., have been in Pittsburg fi
several days, stopping at the Monongahe!
House. They have been inspecting the iai:
of this city and visited the Exposition. SO.
Hegeler is one of the wealthy zinc manufact
urers of America. There are only two zifc
mills in the United States, and both are locatf d
at La Salle, III. Mr. Hegeler says that tie
zinc trade is in a very good condition. He jx
pressed approbation of the exhibit at the Ex
position, Father and son took the limited list"
night for the West. j
General Passenger Agent Ford, of the
Pennsylvania Railway S stem, thinks that low
rate mileage tickets shonld be issued to the
beads of business firms, or of families, and that
the members or emnloves of these firms and
the members 01 tne 1 amines snoum be entitled
to use them. He argues that the man who
travels often over a road is entitled to more
consideration than the one who makes a
journey at rare intervals.
Attorney Charles F. MacKenna is ex
pected in Pittsburg to-day. Mr. McKenna
sailed from Liverpool in the city of Berlin
early last jreek. His visit to England was
caused by private business, but he has managed
to sandwich In a good deal of substantial
Frank Brobst, chief clerk of the Palmer
House, of Chicago, has been paying a visit to
his mother, who resides on Buena Vista street,
In Allegheny. His brother, B. H. Brobst. is a
clerk at the Hotel Anderson. Frank left for
Chicago on tne limned last evening.
Caleb Broomall, of Covington, Ky., is
tho guest of Samuel Waitneight for a few days
Mr. Broomall was formerly a resident of this
city, but has not lived here for 21 years. Hel3
an expert plate mill roller.
Silas Williams, of Alliance, visited the
Exposition yesterday and spoke very highly of
the display in Mechanical Hall. He is the Vice
President of the Solid Steel Company, of
William Brown, receiving clerk of the
North avenue (Allegheny) station of the Penn
sylvania Company, returned home yesterday
from a three weeks' trip to tho West.
Mrs. W. J. Bainey, wifef a large coke
operator of Cleveland, and her son, W. T.
Bainey, are at the Monongahela.
James L. McQuaide, of Alliance, has
been visiting his brother in this city, Joseph K
McQuaide, the attorney.
Mrs. J. L. Williams, Henry M. Will
lams and Miss Creighton, of Ft. Waj ne. are at
the Hotel Anderson.
T. Lanzo, a Japanese gentleman from
Tokio, and his American wife, are at. the Hotel
Lieutenant Philip. M. Price, of the
United States army, is at the Hotel Anderson.
Judge M. C. Acheson and wife, of
Washington, Pa., are at the Mouongaheja,
General James A. Ekin, of the United
States army, is at the Monongahela.
Fayette Brown, an iron operator of
Cleveland, is at the Monongahela.
D. D. Moriarty, of Emlenton, is at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel.
John F. Lynch, of Canton, is at the
FDff AMD FESTIYITI
Wore Very Mach Enjoyed by the
Members of the Lime Kiln Club
AT THEIR ANNUAL MERRYMAKING.
Allegheny's Civic Authorities Play Ball
and Ran Races.
IS GEASSI GLADES AND SHADY DELLS
There may be Balm in Gilead, but it will
not compare with the unlimited capacity
for fun and frolic exhibited by the grave
and reverend signors, past and present, of
the Allegheny Councils, together with their
brethren of the other civic departments,
when, leaving the consideration of ordi
nances and public measures for another day,
they betake themselves countrywards for a
day's recreation, and give themselves
np to the enjoyment and unrestrained de
light of a brief interval of relaxation in
the woods. Accordingly when some 80 of
Allegheny's civic authorities and officials,
reinforced by a later train with another
delegation, alighted at Forest Grove yester
day forenoon, it .was with every intention
of making as much mirth and merriment
out of the opportunity as they could, and
without any doubt they certainly succeeded
in doing so.
Great, it was, to observe old citizens who
had spent a lifetime in the public service,
punching the ball and kicking the leather
with all the zest of school boys, and per
haps recalling to mind, by association, the
forgotten" memories of boyhood's days and
conjuring up images of many an early fight
in the battle of lite, now lost forever in the
THE AMUSEMENTS PUENISHED.
Chairman of Common Council James
Hunter, President of Select Council Lind-
sey, and C. A. Muhlbronner, the well
known produce dealer, had charge of tie
arrangements, and in the hands of such gen
tlemen it is needless to say that everything
ran with smoothness. John McCarthy, tie
Fourth avenue restaurateur, had goie
dotfn to the grove, accompanied by a coi is
of assistants, to prepare suitable provisi n
for the inward entertainment ot the lit
.ruin traternity, so that at noon time la
varied and well-served repast was in reai
ness lor tne picnickers
To inculcate a due appreciation and keem
relish for the savory viands all sorts ef
games were forthwitn indulged in on arriv;
on the grounds. A ball game was arrangi
for on the level stretch ton ping the hil
Chief of Police Kirschler captaining on
side, while Dave Hnnter assumed contro
on the other. Great fun was elicited by th
ldiosyncracies of the performers, and tb
umpiring of Messrs. Catler and Flynn w;
superb. Five innings were played, th
Chief's side scoring 29 runs to his opponents
8. Several parties encased in auoits. while
t Tt VaS " &V3
punched it after a manner producive of
many a stiff elbow to-day.
The greatest interest centered in the foot
races, ail run over a uniform distance of
about 50 yards. The particulars of these
are: First race, between George Hermann
and Gilse Lightcap, of the Morgan House,
run iu three heats, the first being a tie, the
second a foul and the third being won by
Mr. Ligbtcap. Second race was won by H.
McBride, Sam Grier falling and interfering
with the rush of Franc Curry, who made a
good third. The fourth starter did not
enter. Messrs. Thompson, Sappe and Ken
nedy then took a breather, coming in in the
order named, and then Chairman Huuter
. easily defeated Member of Council Thomas.
Peter Moul, of the County Treasurer's office,
tried conclusions with Fred Newman, who
when he bad got half wav concluded to lie
kiiown and rest. ,
HE CAME DOWN SUDDENLY.
Dietrich. And. Neelyand Arthur HunUr
got well away, but the latter came to mother
earth unexpectedly,his opponents coming in
as named. The Hon. Charles Robinson and
Sam Greer then toed the line and got away
together, but the last named took the course
from the legislator, who tripped on the un
even earth and came a cropper. There was
a good race between Detective Johnson and
Lawver Thompson, the nimble-footed ex
ecutive of the law getting the best of its
exponent by about six inches.
The Dispatch representative, on ap
pearing, was the cause of a break in the
diversions. He was accompanied by a plug
hat, which occupied an isolated and com
manding position some seven feet from the
ground, and it was without a rival. "Where
did you get. that hat?" was uttered in a
general chorus, interspersed with sundry
suggestions to block it. The modest and
retiring manner of the reporter was un
availing to preserve its integrity, for a well
directed shot irom the football brought it
down from its high and proud position, to
the satisfaction ot everybody.
It was worth going all the way to see how
the boys, for boys they were for the nonce,
enjoyed themselves, not even excepting old
Davy McFerron, who has been Treasurer of
Allegheny City since '56, and who kicked
the football as merrily as his juniors. The
catering was all that could be wished, and
there was no stint of beer, for 14 quarters,
untapped, were brought hack to town,
when, about 7 o'clock, the special drew up
and the 125 members of the club climbed on
board for the homeward trip. And what
merriment was there on the run back I
What cracking of jokes, and hats, singing
of songs and dishing up of some very old
peanuts, and the cars were bowled along.
A SAMPLE OF THE FUN.
Here is a sample Detective Murphy lo
quitur: "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Byrnes is
going to favor the company with his favorite
song of 'The Wind Blew Through His
Whiskers.' Stand up, Mr. Byrnes." Mr.
Bvrnes occupied the aisle and commenced:
"Oh, Teddyl you scamp " "Oh", whis
per a little lower," "Rub his head," and a
general chorus of "And the Band Played,"
"Annie Laurie," and "We Went on a
Spree," and so the fun was continued until
at 10 o'clock the excursionists were deposited
once more whence they had started out, hav
ing had a royal good time, and feeling bet
ter for the brief interval ot forgetfulness of
the cares and hurry of every-day life.
Among those present in addition to those
already mentioned were:
David Winters, David Hnnter, Boh Macafee,
of Oliver Bros.; Hiram Landis,Sam Hawthorne,
John Siefert, Attorney Walter Day, John Hen
rick", of Wood street; John P. Ober, of Ober &
Eberhardt, who supplied the beer; Charles
Stefter, cashier of the Enterprise Bans:; Post
master Swan, Collector Sam Greer, City As
sessor John Hetzel, Messrs. Meese and Maul,
Judge Grinp, Wm. McCleary, John Doyle,
James McFarlane, Swindell, ot the Fire Com
mittee; ex-Councilman AlcGraw. Charley
Ehlers, City Encineer, and mny others whom
space will not permit of mention.
Fall and Winter Overcoats
Are in great demand, and those who have
not bought theirs have been caught nap
ping. Mr. J. F. Macder, the Filth avenue
tailor, has a large and specially selected
stock of fancy, novel and staple patterns of
both foreign and domestic make that he is
making to order at the lowest prices. In
addition he has a superior line of fall and
winter suitings. Perfectly fitting and
stylish garments guaranteed. Temporary
location, while rebuilding, No. 142 Fifth
avenue, opposite the Cathedral.
Excursion to Cumberland.
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to the Centennial celebration of Al
legany county, Md., at Cumberland, at
rate of $4 60 for the round trip, from Sep
tember 21 to 25 inclusive, good to return on
September 26; and will also sell excursion
tickets on Monday, the 23d, at rate of S3 for
the round trip, good to return on the 24th.
A vigorous growth and the original color
given to the hair by Parker's Hair Balsam.
Parker's Ginger Tonic the best cough cure.
THE OLD, foLD STORf. .
A Gentleman From Omaha at Irnut Has Hie
Eye Teeth Cat.
Peter Johnson, of Omaha, about 30 years
old, was victimized yesterday afternoon to
the extent of $73. At 4 o'clock-he bought a
ticket at the Union station for his home,
signing his name to the ticket. Immedi
ately after the purchase he was accosted
by name, by a man who had been watching
him. The .stranger introduced himself as
Smith, and said that he was on his way to
Omaha, having some goods in charge.
Johnson accompanied Smith to Tweltth
street and Penn avenue, where the latter
met an allegedshipping clerk, who presented
a bill for $75 for freight on Smith's goods.
The latter had no available money, and to
meet the demands of the clerk accepted $73
from Johnson, until Smith "could get a note
The clerk left and Smith gave also a pre
text to leave, stating that he would meet
Johnson at the Union station in a few min
utes. Johnson went to the station, and
after a long wait he reported the matter to
THAT EASTERN SYNDICATE
Secured Options From Thirteen Coal
Firms In This City.
The Eastern syndicate, about whose
operations among river coal operators there
is so much discussion, has made consider
able progress. The agent with whom the
Pittsburg firms are dealing is W. P. Shinn.
He has already been presented with
schedules by 13 or 14 big coal operators,
stating minutely the extent of their prop
erties and the price they wish for the same.
There is no trnth in the report that the
syndicate has offered $17,000,000 for all the
coal fields and their belongings, or in the
rumor that a mere difference" of $150,000
was all that prevented the closing of a deal.
The syndicate has until December 1 to con
sider the options given them, but it is prob
able that a conclusion will be reached con
siderably before that time.
Where Is Gallagher?
Barney Gallagher, who stabbed Officer
Morgan when the latter attempted to arrest
him on Monday night, is believed to have
left the city. Gallagher is wealthy, and, at
a moment's notice, it is said, could have
commanded $15,000 in hard cash, and it is
thought that he preferred to sacrifice $1,000,
the amount of his bond, to running the risk
ot being sent to prison for a term of four or
five years. The police are hard at work on
the case. One officer believes he is in
Tjont HU Pocketbook.
George E. Boltwell, formerly clerk to
Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, while driving
in Forbes street yesterday dropped his
pocketbook containing $15 in cash and a
number of notes and memoranda. He
would allow the finder to keep the money if
the other articles were returned to him.
After the Boys.
Patrick Holland, a huckster, left his
his wagon on Seventh street, on Wednesday,
land while he was gone two boys stole the
j whole business. They had a glorious time
(before it was finally recovered. The boys
'have not been captured,
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Edward Carr and John Lewis, aged 14
nd 18 years respectively, were arrested on
'ifth avenue for drunkenness yesterday,
bey said they obtained the drink atEibel's
hloon, and a suit will probably be entered
gainst that gentleman.
Hns Nearly Recovered.
John T. Shephard, the fireman of No. 11
Engine Company, who was injured by a fall
through a trapdoor yesterday morning, has
so far recovered that he will be at his post
in a few davs.
Oh, no. Our prices can't be beat. La
dies' jerseys 25c, calico wrappers 50c np.
Cashmere and flannel tea gowns SI 75 np,
chemises e9c, long Hubbard gowns 39c,
Hamburg drawers 25c, ruffled skirts 25c.
Iusy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Casey's Excelsior Bve is the finest.
purest and oldest rye whisky in Pittsburg.
3he well-known firm of T. D. Casey & Co.,
971 Liberty st., make it their special brand,
tnd it never fails to please the consumer.
j B. fc B.
Fashion has decreed that the "Clan tar
tans" in plaids and stripes are one of the
desirable articles of the season. See the
ohoice large importations of those now on
sale. Boggs & Buhl.
Still Busier In Oar Jacket Room.
You must see the jackets at $3, 34 and $5
in nice medium-weight cloths; they are
great bargains. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
But absolute trnth. If you require a stimu
lant use Klein's Silver Age Bye; only $1 50
per full quart. MWF
Exposition Flowers and Mnslc.
You must see it. Flowers everywhere,
and music everywhere else.
52-inch Scotch clan tartan plaids and
stripes that are thoroughly waierpoof fine
goods and inexpensive.
Boggs & Buhl.
Maeie Watnweight's "Twelfth
Night" is said by the best critics of Phila
delphia to be the finest setting of Shakes
pearean comedy ever seen.
At thf Exposition.
Continuation of floral display at Exposi
tion to-day. Classical music to-night.
Friday and Saturday Barcain Days.
Dress goods at prices lower than ever be
fore offered. Enable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
Double width all-wool new Scotch clan
tartan plaids and stripes. Ex. bargains at
50 cents. Boggs & Buhl.
Fob indigestion no remedy is so apt to
afiord immediate relief as Klein's Silver
Age Bye. mwf
Exposition, Flowers and Music.
Beautiful floral, display and classical
One admission to all.
Fob best brands of pure rye whiskies, go
to Geo. H. Bennett & Bro., 135 First
avenue, second door below Wood street
Classical Olnsic nt the Exposition.
Fashionable night, floral night and class
ical night ail in one.
Cold Wcniher Bargains.
Underwear, underwear. Special sale of
these goods. Also, hosiery, hosiery. Store
open Saturday night until'9 30 o'clock.
Enable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
Lovees of art will obtain pleasure by
visiting the Exposition, but lovers of pure
old rye straight and undefiled will obtain
both pleasure and benefit in visiting the
establishment of T. D. Casey & Co., 971
I WILL pack neatly in a box and ship
anywhere lor ?5, six bottles of pure Guck
enheimer, Gibson, Finch or Overholt, 6
years old. or one quart for $1.
Max KLEnr, 82 Federal st, Allegheny.
Flowers and music all to-day and evening.
Kiom eartr ana often, - -
The Local Christian Endeavor Unions
to prohote-efficieIci IN WORK.
Some Opposition Expressed tithe Constitu
EET. H. B. GROSE ELECTED PRESIDES!
A meeting was held last night at the
Young Men's Christian Association rooms,
under the auspices of the Young People's
Society of Christian Endeavor, of Pittsburg
and Allegheny, to organize the various
societies into a local union. The union will
embrace not only the two cities, but will
take in the western part of the State. The
object of the union is to bring together the
young people of the different denominations
to decide on a plan of action to
be pursued In the future, which will
result in the greater development
intellectually and morally. In the past the
society has not accomplished as much as
some of its "members desire, which they at
tribute to the disorganized manner in which
they have worked. This union pro
poses to remedy the defects by gathering all
the force into one center and making the in
dividual societies subordinate to the princi
pal one. Before the meeting the Bev.
Howard B. Grose said to a reporter:
THE OBJECT EXPLAINED.
"Any society that assumes the name of
Christian Endeavor without adopting the
pledge has no real right to Ihe name, because
the pledge is1 the essential feature that differ
entiates the organization from all other young
people's societies. This has been declared
again and. again by President Clark and the
trustees of the United Society. The pledge is"
what gives the 'remarkable success to this
movement- The strongest societies are those
which adhere most rigidly to the provisions of
Promptly at 8 o'clock the meeting was
called to order. There was a fair representa
tion of the organizations of both cities. Bev.
H. B. Grose opened the meeting with a
statement ot the object of the local union.
"No two cities the size of our own are with
out a local union ot Christian Endeavor. The
principle of the cnionls to stimulate an interest
in young people in this vicinity, to Increase
their mutual acaualntance. to nersuade the
societies who have not adopted the pledge to
do so without delay, and to arrange for a series
of monthly meetings- in which the members
will have the advantage of hearing eminent
men on scientific and theological questions-!'
Mr.I Grose introdnced Mr. Walter 0.
Burns, of St. Louis, who had been invited
to tell the Pittsburg division how the union
had worked in other cities. In a lengthy
speech he made theifollowing remarks:
PEOOEESS IN STT LOUIS.
"Five years ago St Louis only had one soci
ety; three years ago It had increased to 2",
when we formed a union, now we number over
50. Every month m St. Louis a rapid increase
is taking place in the number and the member
ship. The Executive of the union is composed
of three representatives of each church who
elect their own officers."
After considerable talk a union was
formed. The first societies to join were;
First TJ. P., Eighth TJ. P., Fourth IT. P.,
Sixth TJ. P., the East End Christian. Mount
Washington Presbyterian, Mount Wash
ington M. E., Butler Street M. E., Fourth
Avenue Baptist and Second Presbyterian
Churches. Dr. Grose was hosen first
Dr. Pearce, of Butler StreetM.E.Cburch,
was seen last night to ascertain his views on
the pledge question. H said:
"The pledge will work Injury. The principle
wHich forces a man to speak against bis In
clination is not a good one. Many of the socle
ties which are now flourishing will soon bs on
the decline if this pledge is uniformly adopted.
The headquarters of -the Christian Endeavor
has no right after four years to enforce and
embody this new idea into their constitution."
Cold Weather Bargains.
Coats, wraps and jackets, shawls and
jerseys; prices away down. Store open Satur
day night until 920 o'clock.
35 Fifth avenue.
The Greatest Bargains la Cashmere
For ladies and children are here the best
25 cent stockings In the two cities.
JOS. HOEKE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
Big money saved. Buy your winter
underwear, blankets, comforts, child's
dresses and infants' cloaks, caps, etc., at re
duced prices. Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and
ImpuritiEB' in Hie Liver.
When the Liver is crowded or clotted
with a mass of impurities, its action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Pain in Side. Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, in
BROKEN DOWN SYSTEMS.
When you have these symptoms, try a
few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Ms.
Price, 25 cents. Sold by all druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in St. Louis.
HERE IS THE PLACE TO BUY
Kid Gloves, Corsets, Hosiery, Ladles', Men's
and Children's Underwear, Ribbons, Laces,
Euchings, Jewelry, Ladies and Men's Collars
and Cuffs, Ladles'. Men's and Children's Col
lars and Cuffs, Ladies', Men's and Children's
Gloves of all kinds, Outline Work, Notions,
Umbrellas, Muslin. Underwear, Yarns and
Zephyrs, Men's Furnishing Goods, Belts,
Satchels, Chatelaine Bags, Flannel Shirts,
Beads,Portemonnies. We buy lor cash and
sell cheap. Come in and look around you
are not pressed to buy.
109 Federal Street,
T. T. T. ::: sylvania. It wm. pay you to come and M
,.- inn unDMD i ru u& -
"lchekv. . ; ,lpjTNN avetJe stores.CC WL
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JOB HDRNE 2r CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Our display at thoExposMion of good -from
our SUi Department to eeaefedV'"'
hvsllwhn hn-raoai. 1 v. .-.i??-!'
- ,w..vvt tu U9 BWI
exhibit of rich and elsgant sittj&teki!
ever shown In Pittsburg. fe t
Wa Invito everyone to visit ourBffltT
DemrtMut amf aa . - . i-
- -w 00 uu woaiamtti
stock of Drew Silks is every lmagicaWe
shade ana combination of cater sad tm
all qualities to the very finest .
PLATN WEAVES. -
Burihs at 50c a yard and nptocmr
standard quality, the best fa the world.
In an colors and shades. OurM-i
Burahsat73ca yard are the wander ot
the silk trade. H
Colored Gros Grain Silks, We, 95c, 75c,
85c and tL Fot excellence of flatea and
superior quality these are the best va
ues ever ofTeared In any silk department
COLORED FAILLE FKANCaISE,
toiBayari These eleeaat sifts coma
in medium and street shade, and hi
' . -
large assortment of delicate and lath-
ionable colorings for full dress nnfifrimosy
Armure Boyales. a yery eSeetrnP
weave, elegant qualities, at tl 36
Poult de Soles, rich and fartrea?af
? aif r
tl 50 and J2 per yard, fuH asserteeat t v-
colors. t' i f
BROCADES. ' l?" "
t . lev
son? for combining with plain snisaad"'
with woolen dress stuffs, for both street -ana
house costumes. The coforiagsof ''
our new Brocade Silks surpass la rich- . ".
ness and naturalness any sflkr fabrics! -
ever Imported, Including as they do tfca-, , I
elegant effects in gold and silver and
metal weaves tho yarietyof coloring
and designs is very large and the prices
range from Jt SO, 73, 1 6S8,
$5 np to 175 a yard many of these 1
'examples cannot bo dopHoatedi?
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Silks In evening shades for tun dress
costumes Surahs, Satin Rhadasies,
Armure Royales, Poult at Soles, Pallia
Francaise, Satin Ihichesse: wa hare
these fabrics In Ivory and cream whit
for bridal dresses, in a very wide range''
of qualities, from tl to 5 a yard.
VELVETS AliD PLUSHES.
Two special bargains this week
Black Satin Stripe Velvets at 75c, worti-'
51 25, and one lot fancy colored Brocade
Velvets at 90c, worth tl 50.
Plain Trimming Velvets, all colors,
60c to finest: all pure Silt Lyons Cos
tume Velvets: a very large assortment
in Black Velvets from75e up to 110 1,
yard, in finest all pure silk. 4
Colored Silk Plushes;i6 Inches wide,at
35c and 45c a yard; IS-inch at 60c and 75c;
24-inch at 75c and lo finer grades In all
the fashionable shades. Our Plushes
are all extra good Talne, as you win find
if yon win compare them, with other
goods and prices. . '
BLACK CRESS SILKS.
We have to large a stock of fine to
finest Black Dress Silks qualities rang
ing in price from 2 60 to H a yard. Wo
accordingly will offer these finer grades
at a discount of 10 per cent on the pres
ent prices this Is an opportunity to
secure great bargains in Black Silks of
the very best makes and finest qualities
don't miss this offer.
We are also offering gyeat Induce
ments In good wearing Black Gros Grain
BUks in medium grades-read th
prices: 60c 65c, 75c. 85e (21 inches wide
at90c,tl,tll5,tl25 and SI 35), 80c, II,
New Black Faflle Francaise at 75c, Pie,
tl. tl 15, M 25 a yard.
Faille Diamant, ArmureRoyale, Satin
Colbert, Crepo Victoria, Armure Gal
loche these are ail now weares and ex
tremely handsome and fashionable.
S!aclE ?o! d Soie Silks at tl to $3 50.
Black Armure Silks, 75c to SI 35.
Meell"Ut' 8a"n ab5am". 8
,?la ?nra& Silks-our great specl
J ,?' . e the ros Grains In a wonder
fully large range of qualities-prices
from 50c tot2 a yard.
We show a larger variety of weayes
In Black Silks in the best makes; a
larger range or qualities and the better
actual yalues than can be found in any
two silk departments In Western Penn
sylvania. ItwflL pay you to come and
see these facts as seen here on the
counters and in the shelves of this great
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