Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 15, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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the old landing of the Brownsville Packet
Company. A shoal, however, was forming
here before the company did this work.
At the junction of the Allecheny and JIo
nongahela rivers the lines have been encroached
i poii, on the Monongahela front, over 100 feet.
This ulace was a harbor of refuse, boats es
caping ice or flood in one river by running into
the other. The harbor has been entirely de
stroyed. The most objectionable filling on the
Monongahela river is at the Tenth street
bridge, where the lines have been encroached
upon on both sides of the river, which is nat
urally narrow at this point.
There is serious objection not only to the ex
tent, but as well to the manner of fillinc. In
dividual lot owners with narrow fronts run
their lots out into the river beyond their neigh
oors' lines. These projections cause violent
reaction: In the water during freshets, scour
ing out the bottom of the river. The increased
Telocity caused by these projections scours out
the cinders, sand and gravel. These are
dropped by the water as soon as a wider part of
the river is reached, this brings about thedo-
Sosits or bars which interfere with so many of
ie landings about the city.
At one coke works refuse ashes have been
dumped into the river for years without the
banks being pushed further out. The water
carries off the ashes some distance, and other
persons are compelled to pay hundreds of
dollars annually to have them dredged out.
The committee did not have the cost of main
taining coal boat lands, but knew that within
the past ten years hundreds of thousands of
dollars had been spent in deepening and clear
ing out the shores to preserve the required
depth of water. The committee believe that if
the shore lines were brought ont even the
shifting deposits would cease to annoy navi
gators, xnis coma ue easily accompiisneu.
On the score of health alone it w ould be the
partofwUdom. The foulest refuse is dumped
in the indentations, and girbage floats in the
eddies caused by the recesses, and w ith the de
cline of the rivers is left to contaminate the
Above the citj there is alo much filling in of
the Mononcahela river. At the Carrie Furnace,
at the BraddOLk Water Works and thence for
n mile above by the Edgar Thomson Steel
Works, there have been extensive filling.
Titty acres have been taken in the last ten
3 ears Irom the river bed. How much more is
to be thus converted into building lots the com
mittee do not know. In the upper region
owners claim to low water mark. They fill ont
that far. and when the filling washes away they
lose: when it builds out cither from natural or
artificial causes the title appears to follow.
At one point just below Turtle creek the fill
ing has been extended 200 feet into the river.
The river is wide here but very shallow. There
is a large bar in the middle of the stream, and
the extension of the bank has greatly narrowed
the channel between the bar and the bank. To
aggravate this Turtle creek empties into the
head of this narrow chute, and from that stream
tLe annual freshets bring down thousands of
of cubic yards of refuse which is emptied into
the river. Extensive dredging has been done
to keep the channel open, but boats frequently
ground there, and surveys show that the en
Tire channel is being gradually filled, and un
less something is done a complete embargo
will be placed on river commerce at this point.
The bank filling has not been extended at this
place for several years, aud it might be toler
ated if the refuse could be keptirom coming
out of Turtle creek. It w ould be a small mat
ter to arrange this. At the lower end of Mc
Kcesport there Js a filling which also needs at
tention. The committee devotes considerable spare
to the use of the river banks by the rail
roads, which it deems necessary. The sug
gestion is made that the rights ot navigators
De carefully guarded. An instance is given
in which a heavy casting shipped bv boat
to a shop on the Allegheny rner had to be
hauled eight or ten squares owing to the
steepness of the banks and the Junction
Railroad trestle.
Again the Honongahela connecting road
is to be so built as to greatly interfere with
tying up of coal fleets. This road should
he compelled to fill its trestle as rapidly as
possible, leaving proper modes of reaching
the river. The committee further suggests
that when the banks are filled out to a
proper line one or more railroad tracks be
laid tor the use of nil roads entering the
citv. There is no question of greater finan
cial interest to the river interests than the
use of the shores by the railroads, yet they
have never been consulted. The committee
regarded these franchises as very valuable
and warned the authorities to be carctul in
granting them. The parties aggrieved have
the courts open to tfiem, but they are only
individuals, and it would cost them more
than the actual loss incurred.
The committee thinks that there is a de
mand for the revision or the laws, and the
appointment of another Harbor Commis
sioner, as there is now something more
needed than water lines. Prom Freeport
on the Allegheny and Elizabeth on the
Jlonongahela to the Ohio State line, the
river lines should be re-established and
placed permanently under the control of
supervisors. The questions involved are to
urgent and far-reaching in their character
that the committee recommends the chamber
Make application for a comaiissioa to be ap
pointed by the Governor c
The report is signed by John S. Dravo,
Captain C. W. Batchelor. B. L. "Wood, Jr.,
John A. "Wood and Colonel T. P. Roberts.
The committee also reported the following
Resolved, That the Chamber of Commerce
respectfully petition the fatato Legislature to
provide a commission to survey, establish and
adjust the high and low water lines of the Al
legheny, Honongahela and Ohio rivers, from
Freeport on the Allegheny, Elizabeth on the
Jlonongahela, to the Ohio State line, and to
make the necessary appropriation to defray the
expenses of the same.
Hon. Morrison Poster called attention to
the fact that no mention was made of the
water lines on the Korthside which had also
been encroached upon. The committee was
ordered to look this matter up and incor
porate it in its report The report and the
resolutions were then adopted, aud on mo
tion of Mr. George A. Kelly it was ordered
that 1,500 copies of the report be printed for
farther use.
Alexander Dempster, D. C. Noble, of A.
French & Co., Mr. A. French and S. M.
"Ward, General Superintendent ot the
Junction Railroad, -were elected members of
the chamber.
Ko Satisfaction Given ibe Rlvermen by the
Fresldent of the Kond.
A dispatch from "Wheeling received last
night says:
Messrs. John A. Wood, M. B. Rodgers. James
Wood, D. B. Blackburn, S. D. Sweeny, Charles
June, John 0'cil and W. I. Wood, represent
ing the Pittsburg coal and river interest, came
down to Wheeling this morning in reference to
the contemplated blockading of the channel of
the river at the north end of Wheeling island
by the false work necessary in the erec
tion of the channel span of the Union rail
road bridge. Abont 2 o'clock in the
afternoon members of the committee called
upon Fresldent Cochran, of the Railroad Cora
panv, and made knrwn their wishes, the views
of the river men being set forth at length in a
written address. They stated that to close the
channel span would be to practically suspend
navigation, for the bar at the head of
the Western branch of the river pre
cluded the idea of passing the bridge
to the west of the channel, while the
space between the east channel pier and pier
2vn.lwastoo narrow to permit the passage of
coal tows. To the request that the false work
for the channel span be delayed until spring
President Cochran returned a refusal, saying
there were too many interests involved. Baird
Bro., the contractors were bound to con
clude the work in a specified time
and to delay would be to occasion
great loss. The river men then attempted to
have a compromise agreed upon, but in this
likewise they were unsuccessful, and they with
drew, leaving the situation unchanged. They
forwarded a protest to the Secretary of War,
however, and Engineer Merrill has begun an
investigation. The railroad company assured
tbo river men the utmost dispatch would be
used to enable the work to be completed if pos
sible before a coalboat raise.
Buinora and Not the Home Are Snld to be
Wilhoat Foundation.
Tbe alleged unsafe Adanis'Express build
inn was visited last evening. It was found
that the rear wall, over which such a pother
had been made, was the division wall, upon
yhich the feline tribe of the neighborhood
is accustomed noctnrnally to assemble. The
extent of damage which this wall could do,
even if it did fall, would be the breaking of
a few flower-pots. The officials of the com
pany said yesterday that they invited an
immediate inspection of their building, as
the rumors which had been set afloat were
Altogether groundless.
The Promoter of the Academy of Sci
ence Explains Dis Ideas.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie Will Follow His Own
Ideas in the Matter.
At the meeting of the Pittsburg Amateur
Photographers' Society last night, pursuant
to a resolution, President W. S. Bell ap
pointed the following gentlemen as the P.
A. P. representatives at the meeting to be
held on November 5 at the Pittsburg Club
to take action upon the Academy of Sciences
project: Messrs. W. H. Beymer, A. B.
Neeb and B. Speer.
After reading the communication from
the Iron City Microscopical Society rela
tive to the proposed federation ot Pitts
burg's scientific and artistic societies, Mr.
Bell quoted some remarks in regard to An
drew Carnegie's intentions which he said
had been made to him recently by Dr. W.
J. Holland. While the sense of the state
ment was strongly corroborative of the pre
vious publications by The Dispatch in
regard to Mr. Carnegie's plans for a library,
Dr. Holland, who was seen late last even
ing at his Oakland residence, states that
Mr. Bell had entirely misunderstood him
(Dr. Holland). As the ultimate snecess of
the scheme is highly desirable, Dr. Hol
land's pergonal statement in regard to the
matter is of considerable importance.
He said: "I know nothing whatever of
Mr. Carnegie's intentions, not being author
ized in any sense to act as his spokesman or
exponent. I value him highly a a personal
friend, and in recent conversations with
him was led to infer that some such scheme
as is now under discussion might meet with
his approval. It seems to me that the con
nection of Mr; Carnegie's name so frequent
ly with the proposed federation of scientific
and artistic societies of Pittsburg and the
discussions of his intentions in advance of
an explicit statement by himself is, to say
the least, in poor taste.
"If Mr. Carnegie makes up his mind to
act it will probably be upon lines of his
own determining and his plans, judging by
the past, will be framed upon no mean or
insufficient basis or scale.
"In reference to this plan of federation, I
may say that it is a pet scheme of my own.
Whether or not Mr. Carnegie or some other
citizen of equally potential purse or liberal
instincts provides an adequate housing for
the amalgamated societies, such an union
should be formed without loss of time.
The mere act of combining the farces
would be in itself preparatory; useful inas
much as it would demonstrate how large the
body of artistic and scientific workers isin
comparison with our population. I should
like to see a roomy building rented tempo
rarily and the various societies assigned
There should be apartments set apart for
separate libraries, and there should be one
or'niore halls for meetings, the delivery of
lectures, etc.; nnd steps should be taken to
popularize the results of modern research
through the agency of organization and lec
ture courses. I would like to see
the plan assume the widest scope.
There should be botanical and zoological
gardens established and maintained under
the auspices of the organization. Such an
end might not be immediately attained, but
could be an ultimate realization. There is
a great deal that such an academy of science
conld effect and its bearing upon the educa
tion of the young people of the community
would be most salutary. It certainly would
do no harm to bring into harmony and
union the scattered societies and their mem
bers as parts component of the local scien
tific community.
But I think it is essential to warn certain
enthusiasts that an individual bent unon
the good of the community might deem it
superserviceable zeal which would make
him the recipient of suggestions as to how
gifts should be dispensed. This matter is
in such shape that injudicious discussion of
Mr. Carnegie's plans is greatly to be depre
cated. As a noted politician once said to
a prominent candidate, "Dear Blank, don't
"Have you made any preparation for the
meeting of November 5?" was asked.
"I have secured copies of the constitutions
of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural
Sciences and a number of kindred organiza
tions, from which the rough draft of a con
stitution may be presented to the meeting."
A committee, consistingof Messrs. George
V. Macbeth, John I. Brashear and Super
intendent Hamilton, is now skirmishing for
a centrally located building of adequate size
to accommodate the Acad em v of Sciences.
It will make a report to the meeting of
November 5.
Allegheny's Electric Plant Bin j be Located
on Irwin Avennc.
A special meeting of Allegheny Councils
has been called for Thursday evening to
consider the advisability of purchasing a
site for the electric light plant at the north
west corner of Irwin avenue and Oak alley.
The joint committee of the Gas and City
Property Committee appointed to select a
site, met last night. The former ac
tion recommending the appropriation of
53,000 for the excavation for the
site on Martin street was rescinded.
The sub-committee reported that the new
site could be purchased for 57,000. Some
of the members said it would cost $3,000 to
excavate the Martin street site, and about
d.iKW more lor a retaining wall. It was
then moved that the committee recommend
the purchase of the Irwin street property.
Officer Zimmerman Captures a Sinn Se
creted In HI House.
It is not often that burglars invade the
house of a policeman, especially in day
light when the occupant is at home and
asleep. Such a rare occurrence happened
in Allegheny yesterday. Officer Zimmer
man, who lives on Middle street, was awak
ened about 4 o'clock by a man who was
prowling about his domicile. He asked the
man what he wanted and received the reply
that the stranger was looking for something
to eat. The man stated that he had knocked
at the door, but receiving no response,
walked in. The policeman thought he was
a daylight burglar and collared him. The
man gave his name at the Mayor's office as
Thomas Sheriden.
John Bedcn III.
John Bodcn, arrested on Snnday after
noon by Inspector McAleese lor running a
speak-easy at 21 Soho street, was remanded
from Central station to the Mercy Hospital.
He was suffering from lung hemorrhage,and
a severe scalp wound, which he inflicted on
himself on Sunday night against the cell
.c is u u vwiicui cuuuiuun.
Ilia Arm Mangled.
John Stoker, aged 16 years, an employe
of Dil worth, Porter & Co. 's mill on South
Fourth street, had his arm terribly mangled
in a cog-wheel yesterday afternoon. He
was removed to the Homeopathic Hospital.
Simply Perfect.
The Union Pacific Bailway, "The Over
land Koute," has equipped its trains with
dining cars of the latest pattern, and on and
after August 18 the patrons or its fast trains
between Council Bluffs and Denver, and be
tween Council Bluffs and Portlnnd, Ore.,
will be provided with delicious meals, the
best the market affords, perfectly served, at
75 cents each. Pullman's Palace Car Com
pany will have charge of the service on
One or Other of the Statical Untoni Wil
HitTo the Upper Band Presidont Robe
Played nt the Grand.
The hand of fellowship has been held out
by the K. of L. musicians to the M. M. P.
TJ. people, but it has been rejected. Last
night at the Opera House union men and
K. of L. men played side by side. Man
ager "Wilt summed up the situation when
he said yesterday that the difference be
tween the rival organizations was that,
while the M. M. P. TJ. musicians would
not play alongside of K. of L. men, the
latter had not the least objection, for the
present, be it observed, to make music with
their rivals. "You will hear mnsic toward
the end of the week," said the Manager.
He did not say whether any discords would
be rung in, but he inferred that it would be
loud enough.
"There are only between 125 and 110 mu
sicians in the city," said Master Workman
J. H. Bottkay, of L. A. 1583, yesterday,
"and of this number 37 belong to the the
atrical orchestras. Now the M. M. P. XT.
claims a membership of 350, and taking the
orchestras from this number would leave
317 musicians from whom to select the half
dozeu or ten required as emergencies in the
Grand Opera House. And vet, as the result
showsnot six men were available when re
quired. When I speak of musicians I mean
by the term men who can play at sight, and
who are of sufficient ability to take their
place at a call in an ordinary band or or
chestra. A few days will very likely
produce a change in the musical world here.
We have our charter, properly indorsed and
reindorsed, and before two weeks have
passed we will have our organization in
working order. At present we number 80
men on our rolls and do not be surprised if
within the time mentioned we have drawn
in a few more. We propose to increase the
Great Western Band by the addition of 15
men, thus bringing up the instrumentation
on a line with Gilniore, and we are about to
organize a series of thorough rehearsals and
produce not alone a first-rate band, but also
establish an orchestra which will be a credit
to the city. In less than six weeks Irom
now a radical change will have been effected
in the musical organizations and a com
bined military band and orchestra estab
lished under the auspices of our L. A. 1583.
We made proposals to the M. M. P. TJ. to
recognize onr organization and work am
icably with us, but they took no notice of
our desire for harmony, and now if they de
sire peace they must come to us."
It was reported last night that several
musicians had leit the Grand Opera House
Orchestra. When Manager Wilt was seen
he said:
"Everything is now quiet, and Mr. Buhe,
who was supposed to be the stormy petrel of
the teacup hurricane, is now calmly playing
his 'cello in my orchestra. I have left the
musicians to arrange their troubles in their
own way; and I understand that they have
done so."
Their Executive Committee Arranges for
the BIny Meeting.
A meeting of the Executive Committee in
charge of the preparations for the entertain
ment of the Scotch-Irish Society of America,
which meets here next May, held a session
yesterday afternoon at the law office of
Colonel John W. Echols, on Fourth avenue.
A long letter was read from Mr. A, C.
Floyd, of Columbia, Tenn., Secretary of the
bcotch-lrish bociety. It was decided to
recommend May 8, 9 and 10, 1890, as the
time for the meeting in Pittsburg. Dr. I.
N. Hays, W. A. Herron and Colonel Echols
were appointed to suggest committees on
entertainment, finance, transportation and
reception, to be voted for at next Executive
Committee meeting.
Thomas Hendrickson, of Beaver County,
Token In by Friends.
Thomas Hendrickson, of Beaver county,
met with a bunko experience at the Lake
Erie depot last night While in the depot a
couple of menjstrnck up an acquaintance
with him and one of them invited him out
to get a drink. He accepted the invitation
and started to gather up his bundles. One
ol the men offered to keep an eye on the
packages until he returned. Hendrickson
started off and took numerous drinks. His
companion gave him the slip and he found
his way back to the depot. The man and
the bundles had disappeared.
Movements of Plttsburgers nnd Others of
Wide Acaunintnnee.
Messrs. O'Brien & Wrangler, of St.
Louis, and Scully, of Chicago, who are in town
for the convention of the American Boiler
Makers' Association, are staying at tbe An
derson. The sum and substance ot the meet
ing, which opens this morning at 10 o'clock, is
to promote tbo better manufacture ot boiler
iron and boilers. Mr. Scully said that people
might rest assured that If the World's Fair
con id not beheld in Chicago, that his towns
men would do all in their power to locate It at
St, Louis. Mr. O'Brien met Jay Gould and his
wife and George Gould at a ball in St. Louis
lately, and remarked that the little great man
seemed as fresh looking as he was five years
ago. All throe gentlemen are consistent
readers of The Dispatch, Mr. Sculry remark
in; that It was necessary to them for the items
of trade intelligence contained. "They could
not get on without,'' he concluded.
Messieurs Eiffel and Gre, the young
French engineers who have been mak
ing an extended trip through the conn-
try, went to Fhiladelphialast night. They
leave for France on La Burgoyne on
the 22d. They had an interview yes
terday morning with President Paine, of the
Wcstingbouse Company, who very courteously
entertained them on a variety of interesting
subjects, and ushered them through portions
of the works. Later on Captain Robert Hunt
showed him through his aluminum works at
Lawrenceville. Captain Hunt told them that
.he expected to yet turn out a ton of aluminum
per week, and that when the branch establish
ment in England was gotten into good working
order that thero would be a probability of ex
tending their operations to French soil. They
carried away with them some detail drawings
of portions of the Westinghouse maohmes and
visiting cards of aluminum.
An exodus of Democratic politicians
occurred last night in the direction of Phila
delphia. Among the delegates to the State
Convention of Democratic Clubs, which meets
to-day in the Quaker Citv, representing the
County Democracy, were 'Squire D. J. Boyle,
P. J. Foley, Ed. S. Kennedy, John W. Giles
and five others, while the Randall Club sent 37
representatives, among whom were the Hon.
J. J. O'Neil General P. N. Guthrie, J. J
O'Leary, Collector Dan O. Barr and others.
The following attorneys were admitted
yesterday to practice in the Supremo Court: L.
W. Bigham, Mercer county; James W. King,
Armstrong county; L. T. Kurtz, Lawrence
county: David Jameson, Lawrence county: A.
C. Holbert. Somerset county: John R. Scott,
Somerset county, and Dennis Meyers, Somerset
Qpmmon Fleas Court No. 1 yesterday
reappointed James Blick, August Steiner and
Roger Hartley as the Examining Board for the
Seventh bituminous coal district of Pennsylva
nia. The board is apnolnted every five year by
the court for tbe purpose of examining mine
bosses. The old board were all reappointed.
I. O. McClellan, Superintendent of
Middle division, Pennsylvania Railroad;
Thomas Gucker. Superintendent of Philadcl-
uhia division, with tbe Superintendents of tbe
New Jersey, Media and Bedford divisions are
staying over niebt at the Anderson.
Captain L. T. Brown returned from his
wedding tour Saturday evening. On his going
to nis post in Aioorlican, Aicuieane & Uo.'s mill
yesterday he was met by 100 employes, and
chaired into his department amid cheers and
John Schraunu, father of Bev. Father
S. J. Schraunu, of the St. George's Congrega
tion, in Allentown, is lying at tbe point of
death at his home in 0'B.ara township, three
miles from Sharpsbarg.
Brigadier General John H. Wiley, of
Franklin: Ira D. Banker, the evangelist, and
Chal Dick. ex-Sheriff of Johnstown, are three
notables at present sojourning at the Seventh
The-Bt, Eev. Bishop O'Connor, of
I Omaha, was a traveler homeward last night
The Birmingham Traction Road Or
dinance Finally Passed.
Dr. Evans Scores the Southside Business
Men's Opposition.
Both branches of Pittsburg Councils met
yesterday .afternoon. A number of ordi
nances were presented, the most important
of which were granting privileges to the
Central Passenger Road and regulating the
running of trains on Liberty street.
The lobby in Select Council was crowded
with persons interested when the ordinance
granting the right to use the streets to the
Pittsburg and Birmingham Passenger Bail
way -was called up for second reading. The
spectators were mainly southside business
men, and they" evinced a great interest in
When the Clerk had read the ordinance Mr.
Monroe offered an amendment providing
that the company should lav its tracks donble
up as far as South Sixth street, up which
one track must pass to Bingham street, up
Bingham to South Tenth, up South Tenth
to Sarah street, up Sarah to Seventeenth
street, down Seventeenth to Carson and up
Carson to the city line, being double from
Seventeenth street east, a single track run
ning from Sixth to Seventeenth along Car
son. In offering this amendment Mr. Mon
roe said he was in favor of the Traction
road, but. wanted it surrounded with such
restrictions as would make it safe for the
women and children, hundreds of whom
were continually crossing Carson street
which, unless his amendment was adopted,
would be very dangerous, because the trac
tion cars would travel so fast. At present,
he said, the horse cars travel at the rate of
four miles an hour, and when two cars were
passing eachbther on adjacent tracks this
speed was increased eight miles. He un
derstood the traction cars would travel six
miles an hour, and hence their speed in
passing each other would be just double
that, or 12 miles an hour.
The effect of this speed on the narrow por
tion of Carson street between Sixth and
Seventeenth streets would be, in case a
double track were laid there, to cause the
death of many a child or woman or old per
son, simply because the street was so narrow
that they would not have an opportunity to
get out of the way. There was scarcely a
day, Mr. Monroe said, but that he had ob
served drivers of horse cars stop their cars
to let a team get out of the way, and the
street was so narrow that there was not
room enough to drive to one side, but the
teamster must pull off one track on to
another. Increase the rate of speed and it
would be impossible for vehicles to keep
out ot the way of the cable cars. He
thought it would be a saving in the long
run for the traction company as well as a
safeguard for the citizens if his amendment
was adopted, because it would not only allow
the cars to make better time, but would
save them many suits for damages.
Mr. Monroe presented a petition a yard
and a half long, signed, he said, by ail of
the business men on Carson street except
two, who asked the Councils of the city to
protect them in this matter from the railway
coiporation before it was too late. The com
pany had once a single track along Carson
street, but they stole the street and forced a
second track along it, in spite of the opposi
tion of the citizens. Now was an oppor
tunity toJcompel the company to lay its
tracks where they would best suit the citi
zens. Mr. Keating thought Mr. Monroe's plan
was much more dangerous than the original,
as far as pedestrians were concerned. He
believed that, if it were adopted, the average
number of persons killed at the corners
where the cable cars would whirl around
would beaboutoneeverv hour. The corner of
Seventh street, where tLe Penn avenue cars
swing from Seventh street into Penn ave
nue, the Fifth avenue traction's crossing
over renn avenue in irontoi tneir station in
East End, and the crossing of the sidewalk
on Liberty street by the Penn avenue cars
coming out ot their station were referred to
by Mr. Keating as illustrating the danger of
turning street corners with cable lines, for a
person walking along could not see the car
until it was right on him, when crossing the
street at snch a place.
Mr. Warmcastle said he would like very
much to vote with his Southside friends on
this matter, but he thought Mr. Heating's
objection too important to be overlooked.
Dr. Evans said he had been informed by a
member of the traction company that their
charter would not permit of their using any
streets except those traversed by the present
streetcar line on the Southside. More
over he thought the cable cars much
safer on a straight street like Carson
where they conld be seen approaching for
nan a mue man to nave tnem come whirl
ing out of a side street where they could not
be seen until within a few yards of the
Mr. T. A. Gillespie thought the traction
company would never build its lines il com
pelled to follow the route proposed by Mr.
Monroe, as the great number of switches re
quired would be too expensive to keep up.
Mr. Monroe's motion was then voted on
and defeated by the following vote: '
, Ayes-Messrs. Braun, D. P. Evans, Monroe,
McCord, Nlshet, Paul, Robertson, Rohrkaste
and Warren 9.
Nays Messrs. Anderson, Brnphy, Cave-
uauu, vwmuo. iw;ic, wtur.j't fiizsimmong
T. A. Gillespie, Haslett, Keating, KingtLaml
bie, Matthews, Miller, Murphy, McKinley
Perry, Treusch, Warmcastle, Watson, Williams;
Wilson. Ford 2S.
Mr. Monroe then offered another amend
ment, providing that the line should leave
Carson street at First street, and run to
Tenth on Bingham, up Tenth to Sarah, up
Sarah to the city line. This he said was to
meet the objection of Mr. Paul, that the
street was narrow below Sixth street as
well as above, and tbe objection of Mr.
Warmcastle, who had said that Carson street
was narrower from Twenty-seventh streeteast
than it was at any other place. This amend
ment was also defeated, and Mr. Monroe
then made nis last attempt ty offering an
amendment to compel the traction company
to pay into the city treasury the same
amount per annum as the company having
the franchise now nays.
Mr. Keating said .that would not be right.
No other traction company was compelled
to pay anything for their privileges, and it
would be wrong to pick out the South
side company for that purpose. In
the past the Birmingham Passenger
Company had been taxed $25 per
year for each C3r, but Mr. Keating
thought the clause in the ordinance which
would compel the new company to keep the
street clean and the pavement between its
tracks in good repair would amount to con
siderably more to the city than the tax on
the carer
Mr. Lambie thought Mr. Monroe's amend
ment a good suggestion. The city had been
too liberal with her franchises for years, and
too little attention was paid to the details of
a big affair like this. In other cities a com
pany enjoying the privilege like this ordi
nance contemplated would -4e expected to
contribute liberally to the city treasury.
He admitted that the first cost of construct
ing a cable road was heavy, but he thought
the Fifth avenue road demonstrated that tbe
earnings were greater in proportion than the
cost. Tttat road, a lew years ago, was
an insolvent corporation, was sold out three
or four times by the Sheriff, but now we
hear of it hauling 6,000,000 or 6,000,000 of
people. It's no longer an insolvent corpor
ation, but actually a competitor of the Penn
sylvania Railroad for traffic, and its direc
tors are contemplating a reduction in tbe
fare to the East End to 5 cents and they
would, by reason of tbe increased travel,
make money at that. The Southside line,
some 25 years ago, ran for half its length
through green fields, and it was only a few
j s r
years ago that Mr. Patrick took hold of it,
and in the last five or six years it has been a
good paying investment.
Dr. Evans said that the capitaliza
tion of the present Southside line was
$350,000, while the new one was (1,500,000.
The receipts would have to be doubled sev
eral times in order to make it a paying in
vestment. He thought stock in the new
company would be a poor investment, as
there was scarcely enough on the Southside
to justify such an outlay as $1,500,000.
Mr. Monroe said in reply that his ex
perience had taught him that whenever the
interests of the city of Pittsburg camein
contact with interests of some pet corpora
tion in the city, the citizens always had to
be struck down in the interest of the corpor
ation. Mr. Monroe thought a traction road
unnecessary to increase the valuations on
the Southside, because they were high
enough now. Property on certain parts of
Carson street was, he said, as high in price
as Fifth avenne property.
Dr. Evans took advantage of the op
portunity here to say that the Southside had
some of the narrowest minded business men
he had ever seen, the most ridiculous ideas
he bad ever heard emanated from them.
The secret of the whole opposition to the
new traction road, the secret to tbe long
remonstrance handed in by Mr. Monroe,
was all plain to anyone who took the trouble
to look. The business men were afraid the
traction cars would cause Southside citizens
to come to this side to buy.
That wa the secret of the enterprising
business men. They wanted to corral the
Ecople over there so they couldn't get out to
uy anything. It wasn't the people of the
Southside who were objecting, but the
narrow minded Carson street business men.
Mr. Evans thought they would be glad to
have the railways torn up, the bridges torn
down and the women compelled to swim the
river in order to keep the business from
getting away from them.
This ended the debate and the. final
amendment of Mr. Monroe was defeated.
On the final passage of the ordinance Mr.
Monroe cast the only negative vote, Mr.
Kisbet and Dr. McCord, each explaining
that he voted aye because he thought the
cable road would be a good thing for the
The Bea & Co. switch ordinance was then
taken up but was referred to a committee
and councils adjourned.
In the Common Councils W. A. Magee
presided. A number of ordinances for
grading streets, opening sewers, etc., were
Mr. Kearns presented a resolution asking
the Chief of the. Department of Public
Works for an estimate on the cost of a sub
way for electrio light, telegraph and tele
phone wires on Filth, Penn and Liberty
avenues, Smithfield, Wood and Market
streets, west of Grant street Mr. Duncan
moved to amend by including the city po
lice and fire, electrio railway and all other
wires. As amended the resolution was
An objection was made to the order of the
Board of Awards for a fire alarm switch
board costing $9,135, but it was finally
The ordinance providing for the purchase
of a lot in the Thirty-first ward lor an
engine house, as adopted in Select Council,
was taken up and passed finally. Mr.
Duncan presented an ordinance regulating
the manner of making connections with the
public sewers. It was referred to the Com
mittee on Public Works and Council ad
One Hundred nnd Fifty Officials Start East
ward To-Day.
A party of about 150 Pennsylvania offi
cials arrived in Pittsburg last night for the
annual inspection of the tracks, bridges and
way of the lines east of Pittsburg and Erie,
which will begin to-day.
All the general and division superin
tendents, their civil and maintenance ol
way engineers, road masters, track super
visors and section supervisors and the entire
staff of the construction department were in
cluded in the party. They arrived by special
train, and most ol them put up in the Mo
nongahela House. Tne party will return
east, examining all the lines to New York
as they go.
Permits Issued Yesterday for a Number of
The Bnilding Inspector issued a permit
to James B. Mellon for the erection of a
2-story brick dwelling on Bippey street,
to cost 812,000; to John Beerford for the
erection of a two-story brick dwelling on
Boup street, Twenty-second ward, to cost
53,000; to B. Dunwoody for the erection of
a tour-story brick store and dwelling at No.
2321 Penn avenue, to cost 84,500; to H. E.
"Wainwright for four two-story brick dwell
ings between Main and Fisk streets, Seven
teenth ward, to cost ?3,800; to Adolph
Zuiser for three two-story brick dwellings
on Carnegie street, Eighteenth ward, to cost
The Police Offlslala Weeding Ont Disor
derly Places.
Chief Brown and Inspector McAleese,
last night, visited the row of houses on
Lfoerty street which the police have been
trying to rid of its vicious inhabitants.
They found No. 1155 occupied by Mrs.
Bishop. She promised to quit business
immediately. The Inspector gave her 48
hours in which to quit the premises.
Incidents of a Darin Two Cities Condensed
for Bendy Bending;.
John Tayioe, a lad of 10 years of age, was
brought to the city and sent to the Mercy Hos
pital last night, suffering; from injuries re
ceived while picking coal from the track near
Mansfield. A bar connected with the framing
of a stationary coal car fell on his head ren
dering him insensible.
DtmiHO the past two weeks tbe Bociety or
the Improvement of the Foot has distributed
576 loaves of bread, 267 bars of soap, 450 bushels
of coal and 275 garments. During the same
time 499 families, comprising 759 persons were
visited and 203 families aided. ouu.wcre
Dr. Vankirk. of West Newton, will be
asked by Coroner McDowell to explain his
failure to properly dress the injuries of diaries
E. Sanson, whose leg was crushed by a B 4 0
train last Friday evening, at McKeesport, the
injuries resulting in death. n
Frank Burdenstoff, a passenger on an
accommodation train on the Panhandle Bail
road, yesterday, had a dispute with the con
ductor concerning his ticket. It is alleged
Burdenstoff drew a revolver and attempted to
shoot the conductor.
' Verdicts of accidental death were ren.
Hered yesterday in the cases of Pat O'Toole, of
Braddocb, J. H. Brown, drowned in the Mo
nongabela on Saturday, and Frank Koback
who was injured by the falling of lnmber at
West Liberty.
The St. Joseph Orphan Asylum, on Mt.
Oliver, has just been presented with Ave wagon
loads of countrr produce and clothing, and at
the same time 127 75 was banded to the Mother
Superior of the asylum.
There are now 88 cases of typhoid fever in
the Mercy Hospital. They corao from all parts
of the city. Dr. Scott says that the disease
usually attacks foreigners.
The Pennsylvania road ran three Pullman
trains from Philadelphia to Pittsburg last
Saturday night without a schedule. This is
something to crow over.
J. W. Martin, of Washington, was struck
and killed by express 108 on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, near Taylorstown, yesterday
morning. '
AWABBANi amounting to 1188 25 was paid
yesterday to the man who furnishes meals for
the Central station. The bill was for Septem
ber. Mrs. Annie Wiomon wants damages from
Andrew M. C. Home, a driver for Frauenhelm
uaava, jor uumug ner cniid with a whip.
Chief Kibsohlkb arrested eight colorod
men for loafint? aronnd thn Aiiatrhanw itrvA
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10, . 1889
American Boiler Manufacturers' As
sociation Convenes Here.
The National Subjects They Will Prob
ably Consider To-day.
Many delegates to the American Boiler
Manufacturers' Convention arrived in the
city last night. They will be quartered at
the Anderson, Seventh Avenue, Duqnesne
and Moi ongahela. The sessions will begin
to-day. Five hnndr -d manufacturers, from
all parts cf the Unite 1 States and Canada,
will be present They will represent a com
bined capital of $1,030,000,000, many of
them ranking as m'llionaires. A. T.
Douthett, of this city, the founder of the
association, with James Lippau and other
Pittsburg boiler men have been busily en
gaged makinsr arrangements for the affair.
A. T. Douthett, Its Founder.
As already stated in The Dispatch,
Secretary Douthett has received a letter
from Secretary Windom, ot the Treasury
Department, which will be read at the
meeting. Secretary Windom, by virtue of
his position, has charge of all tariff matters
relating to boiler materials. .The Pennsyl
vania Bailroad Company has also forwarded
to Mr. Douthett a statement of the official
tests made by their celebrated engineers at
Altoona, which will form an important sub
ject for discussion at tbe convention. Other
topics pertaining to the safety of steam
boilers and various industrial questions
will be discussed. There is a long list of
committees on such subjects as "Materials
and Tests," "Eiveting and Caulking,"
"Manheads and Manholes," "'Safety Valves
and Horse Power." These will give an
idea of the character of the debates which
will take place. It is expected to be the
greatest gathering of iron manufacturers
tnat has ever been held in this city.
James Lappan, Acting President.
The American Boilers Association was
organized at the Hotel Anderson in April
last, at which time James Lappan, of Pitts
burg, was elected President; A. T. Douthett,
of Allegheny, Secretary; E. Hammond, of
Buffalo, N. Y., Treasurer; Philip Bohan.of
St. Louis, Mo., George Marshall, Dayton,
O., and Christopher Cunningham, oi
Brooklyn, N. Y., Vice Presidents. This
association was organized for the purpose of
attaining the highest knowledge and pro
moting the greatest intelligence in the man
ufacture of steam boilers.
The first thing in order to-day will be the
reports of committees. These will bring
out some scientific matters for debate. It is
expected that much of value to the trade
will then be elicited. Some of the ableit
men in the country will make these reports.
Colonel E. D. Neier.
It has been suggested that some attention
be given the subject of boiler explosions by
this body. Although it will come in inci
dentally, still the field is so wide that it is a
pity special committees had not been named
to prepare special reports on a snbject of
such vast importance. Often the charge
has been made that bad iron in boilers has
been the cause of explosions. Nowhere else
than in Pittsburg has this charge been made
oftener. It is the same in all other large
A. T. Douthett founder of the associa
tion, is one of the most widely known men
in the business circles of the city. For sev
eral years he was engaged in educational
affairs, and was always alert and introduc
ing new methods. Since his entranceJnto
business he has steadily increased in popu
larity, until he can now claim a national
reputation. He is a partner in the well-known
Porter Foundry and Machine Company, .
Allegheny, and is a frequent contributor to
the press, and author oi several miscellan
eons publications.
Fob asthma, bronchitis, cough, cold and
croup take Dr. B nil's cough syrup. 25 cts.
B. tB.
Gentlemen, have you read our glove "ad,"
5th page? Boogs & BunL.
After a sleepless night use Angostura
Bitters to tone np your system. All drug
gists. B. cfcB.
Gentlemen, have vou read our glove "ad,"
5th page? - Bonos & Buhl.
The doctors recommend Wainwright's'
beer for purity. Kept by all dealers.
Worlr Will Boon Commence In (ha La Sails
nnd Spring- Taller District Slight Dif
ference! Exist.
Coal mining operations in the Spring
Valley and La Salle districts maybe recom
menced almost immediately. Negotiations
for a settlement of the differences between
the operators and miners arenearing a close,
and at the La.Solle mines there is a very
slight margin of difference between those
concerned. Mr. Arthur Zemm, ex-President
o( Local 27, N,P. TJ., who has been
visiting the coke regions in aid of the Illi
nois mines, made a statement yesterday o(
the present position of affairs.
Previous to the closing of the mines in
Maythe prices paid were 75 cents for coal
digging and IS cents for Erushing. The
operators tried to do away with the 15 cents,
and have succeeded so far in getting the
miners to listen to a reduction of 7K cents.
The La Salle operators have come within
four inches of the concession of the whole
northern district, which, according to Sec
retary Scaife, will make a difference oi one
inch in brushing in last year's prices, pro
vided the miners accept the concession,
which, ia the opinion of Messrs. Scaife and
Zemm, they will.
It is only a short time since that W. L.
Scott would meet any organization at all in
matter, and his latest offer to the miners
stands at 82 cents. He has arrived
within ten inches in the dead work of the
whole district, and there is a strong proba
bility that in the event of the La Salle
rmines opening up, which, it is claimed, is
imminent, tnat ocoti win concende similar
terms to bis men. It is costing considera
bly to keep the Spring Valley mines open,
as on the system on which they are worked
a force of men has to be continually em
ployed in keeping them open. This matter
of expenditure will no doubt influence the
operators to close with their men. Mr.
Zemm expressed a confident opinion, based
on his correspondence with Secretary Scaife,
that tbe troubles between the operators and
men-would be settled at a very early date.
Yesterday he was expecting a dispatch
bearing out this view, and remained over
until to-day for instructions before traveling
The Everett Clnb Fiona Thl Week
Will be delivered to certificate No. 68,
held by J. C. Sharrer, 4010 North street,
Pittsburg. Mr. Sharrer will receive a mag
nificent upright grand Everett piano, and
only pay 81.00 per week. This is the fourth
piano we have delivered on these payments.
Now why don't you join our club? We are
offering you the opportunity of your lifetime
to get a piano which has no superior on pay
ments and at a price impossible to obtain
on any other than our co-operative or
common sense plan. Call and see ns or
send for circnlar. Axes. Boss, "Man
ager," 137 Federal st., Allegheny.
Dining; Can on the Panhandle.
Beginning Wednesday, October 16th,
Fast Line, train No. 1, on the P.. C. & St.
L. E'y, leaving Pittsburg at llilB P. M.,
Central time, will carry a dining car, Co
lumbus to St. Louis, in which breakfast,
dinner and supper will be served at 75 rents
each. Returning, this car will be carried
on the Pennsylvania Special, leaving St.
Louis at 8:10 A.1., Central time, stum
443 Market Street.
Two bars fine silver on exhibition during
the week from mines of Sterling Silver
Mining Co., Tombstone, Ariz. The stock
owned entirely by Pittsbnrgers.
Best to tbe World.
Do yon know the best is always the cheap
est? One pound of Walker's Wax Soap
will outlast two ponnds otjany ordinary soap.
Ask your grocer for Walker's Wax Soap.
Just What Xoxj Waitt. Do yon want
the finest oyster crackers that are made?
Then get hand-made or shell brand and be
happy. All grocers keep themt Txsen
Cabinet photos, 1 per dor. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and. 12 Sixth st, xxsu
F. & V.'s Pittsburg beer pleases better
every time. Can't-te excelled.
Those who seek relief from pain- and weak
ness should use Parser's Gingzb Tonic.
Pabxxb's Haib Balsam never falls to
Cabinet photos, ?1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st ttsu
& V.'s Pittsburg beer pleases better
r time. Can't be excelled.
ONEofDabbs' fine portraits will make a
splendid Christmas present TT
These goods are 40 inches wide and
range in price at $1, Jl 25 and up. The
material is a combination of the best
Italian Silk and the finest Saxony Wool,
thus giving you, a fabric tbat will not
weigh you. down while walking or prove .
cumbrous In ,t he drawing room.
We strongly recommend our Silk Warp
Henriettas for durability and effect,
for lightness and strength, for
French, English and German Combi
nation Dress Patterns in new and Origi
nal Designs. Prices, $3, J10, 112.815 to
Take the Elevator for
Garments for Ladies', Misses' and
Children in immense variety at'
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Novelties of London production.
Novelties of Paris production.
Novelties of Vienna production.
Our own Importation.
Novelties of American production. Including
those ot our own manufacture.
Visitors to Now York are cordially invited to
call and examine our stock and prices. The
central location of our establishment (adjete
ing Eden Mnsee) makes It easr of access fnm
parts oXWMotty. M-tbk.j.J
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We are better prepared tfeaa ever with
Fall and Winter Goods fn all of oar aaay
departments. Customers, old sad new
delighted with the wonderful variety
and completeness of the stocks oi good "
as seen here.
Our facilities are equal to the most
extreme demands, and wa insist and
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Onr great and unequaled values ! - ? j J
Black Silks Include all tbe latest weaves .-wSfcCftV
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Colored Silks, from. Sarahs at G6e to
finest and costliest French Brseadesl
ever seen In this city.
Plain Colored Trimming. Velvets, fiSej
to t2 a yard; finest all pure SUk Lyons t
Costume Velvets, in latest shades. '
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Figured Velvets at 65c and upward,"
for combining with wool dress fabrles.
Plushes, 36c and tec a yard (M inches
wide ); 19-inch at 66c 34-teca at 75c and
SI a yard an the best shades.
Our great bargains in Freach AH-wool
Cashmeres Lupin's the best mads,
best In weight, ia finish, fci Saesess, $
inches wide, 56c a yard note this prioej
They cost more mosey to make to-d j.
are worth 600 a yard. Buy these LiafU
French Cashmeres at S8c; 46-Iaefc at We?
Another wonder the fiB-tfieho'fesi
qualed at the price.
Ws also are ssIUseattSSeayardthe
finest Broadcloths made, folly as good,
If not better, than cloths thatare selliag
for IB to 18 50 per yard, not a mBe away
from this store. We have plesty of t
them foralland In thn cTMtAt-rrt.t" - ;
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of colors sxd newest shades, only IS 56 a -
Next the a-fach-fir'de Al'-weeT-?
French Serges, best colors; only 89c a
yard. Another ease of away-BB&t?"c
price. ' J7v'
Several large bsw lets of DeiWe-S
width, AJl-vrol-8fi(tte&;Bi4eBa?4fis
Ftel&Saad Stripes, 69c to 3uc a yard-b
iar tne Best .values ever saewn la aay.La-
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dress goods department. . t JihflaT
Largest line of English Stripe asd'
M ,
Check Fine Wool Saltings, by the jui
and In single patterns, very chelae
Our All-wool SB to fig-inch SaMtafff
r?1nthv. in nlifn rotor inA nfrfu HA -s
to 75c a yard. Our reorders are in stosk. '"
Yon will find your ckefce of ceJer&adS
shade here.
Blaek Dress Goods steekfullup wMal
bargains In Cashmeres, Serges, Broad
cloths, Camel's hair Baitings, fancy' ' "
Brocades and other latest noveMies.
So much for Silks and Dress Geeds?
Only a general notice of oar loaaease
stock of Fall and Winter styles Is oar
ever busy Cloak and Salt Dewtaiw!!
Garments by the thousands -JaoketB, '
Bhort Mantles, Shoulder CapesVLosg
Garments, Seal Plush Jackets (M aad
up). Mantles asd Coats.
Our great J19 Cloth Suit bargains.
The choicest and largest Steele la our
Fur Room of real Alaska, London dye.
Sealskin Garments ia Coats, Mantles
and latest novelties In Jackets and
Walklns Coats lowest prices here est
reliable Beal Garments asd newest
effects In Small Fan.
The new Table Linens are here;
new Lace Curtains, Heavy Curtains t&A
Upholstering Goods.
Our popular Dress Trimming Depart-i
ment has brand new novelties this week
in all Black and Colored Trlmmvngii and
Millinery Department full stoeksd
with charming Trimmed Bonnets and
Eats for ladles and children.
Hosiery asd Underwear, Kid Gloves
Laces asd Embroideries. Of course yej
must come this week to see this largest
and completes establishment and its
wonderful stock of Fan and Winter
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