Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 19, 1889, Page 2, Image 2
V fa 1; y it. WIRE PRICES GO UP, Barb Fencing and Nails Ad yanced 5 to 8 Per Cent. TWO DAYS' MEETING HERE. The Boom in Iron and Steel Causes the Increase in Bates. ALL FIRMS ARE IN AGREEMEKT. Manufacturers Cannot Supply the Demand for Wire Mis. A LOYE FEAST AFTER THE BUSINESS At a meeting of barb wire and wire nail manufacturers held in this city yesterday, the price of the former product was ad vanced about S per cent and the latter from 7 to 8 per cent The advance goes into ef fect immediately, and was made to corre spond with the advance in the price of raw materials. The meeting was held in room No. 812 of the Lewis block and was begun on Thurs day. Thirty-two firms, or abont 90 per cent of the total tonnage of both branches of the business, was represented. Among those present were George T. Oliver, of this city, representing the Oliver & Roberts Wire Company; John T. Gates, of St. Xionis; President of the Braddock "Wire Company, officials of the St Louis Barb Wire Company, Iowa Barb Wire Com pany, at Burlington, Iowa, and Allentown, Pa.; H. B. Scntt & Co., of Joliet, 111.; Hawkeye Steel Barb fence Company, ot Burlington, Iowa; American Wire Company, of Cleveland; American Wire Nail Company, of Coving ton, Ky.; the Cincinnati Wire Company and the Cincinnati Barb Wire Fence Com pany, of Cincinnati, O., and the H. P, Nail Company, of Cleveland, O. THE STATE OF TBADE. An organization was formed, by the elec tion of Thomas Jopling, of Cleveland, as President, Stewart Chisholm, of the same city, Vice President, and E. J. Buffington, of Cincinnati, Secretary. Host of the time was consumed in a discussion about the state of trade and the outlook. It was ar gued thai as the price of raw material had advanced considerably, especially Bessemer pig iron and steel billets, it left but a nar row margin of proht tor the wire manufac turers. At the conclusion of the discussion it was decided to advance the price to the fallowing card figures: 2 cents per pound for wire nails una Z cents per pound for painted barb wire. A reduction of 10 cents per 100 pounds or $2 00 per ton, will be made on these figures on carload orders. The price on galvanized w ire was advanced to 3.S5 with the same reduction. MS. oliyeb's views. In speaking ot the cause for the advance, George G Oliver said: "We have been selling wire nails of certain sizes at a lower price than wo were receiving for the wire from which the nails were made. The cause of this was too much competition and partly on account of the demoralized con dition of the cut nail trade. It is becoming impossible to supply the demand for wire nails, ana the growth of the industry is something enormous. Two years ago we started several wire nail machines in our factory to use up the wire left over. The business "kept growlrc until we were turning out 500 legs per day. This has been increased to twics that number. Our factory is a small one. but the antagon ism between the cut nail and the wire nail, may be understood when it is known that we are running out more product than all the cut nail manufacturers put together. A few years ago wire nails -were put up in half pound boxes. The product of 1S89 will aggregate about 3,000. 000 kegs. As tbe price of steel billets was ad vanced within the past fonr months fS or 59 a ton, we found it necessary to make a cor- responoing aavance. REFUSING TO PAT BOYAITY, The large concern of Wsfshburne &2kIoen, at St Louis, the principal barb wire manu facturers in the world, was not represented at the meeting. This is the company that has been fighting the Oliver ; Boberts and all other companies against infringe ment on their patents. Oliver & Boberts now pay the St. Louis company a royalty ot 5 cents per 100 pounds on all the barb wire they turn out. The Braddock Wire Com pany are among those who refuse to pay the royalty and will not recognize the alleged rights of Washburne & Moen. The latter company will agree to the ad vance made yesterday, as they have been wanting it for some time. The St. Lonis concern are still engaged in the pleasant task of sending ont notices of warning to jobbers and consumers, threatening prose cution if they do not stop handling the product of the Braddock company. The Oliver Company is the only one in this city making the barb wire fencing. They send it to all parts of the world. Their principal export trade is in Central and South Amer ica and Mexico. It was the intention to hold another meet ing to-day one week, but it was finally de cided to postpone it until a later day. The meeting will probably be held within a month. After the meeting a banqnet and general love feast was held. Mr. Oliver was pre sented with a silver water pitcher; Mr. Gates, of St. Louis, was the recipient of an elegant gold-headed cane, and Mr. George Douglass, of Iowa, received a gold watch. GRANT1&G A HEAKISG. Discharged Conductors on the ' Citizen' Line Will bo Heard. The Citizens' Traction Company has knuckled down to its employes. The four conductors who were dismissed will be given an opportunity of hearing the full charges and the evidence in support, which led to their suspension, and if the circumstances of the several cases warrant it they will be returned to duty. With regard to the matter of overcoats it is understood that the company will allow the men to purchase them where -they will, provided they are of a uniform make. FL0DEISHING FLINTS. Secretary Dillon Makes a Host Flattering Report. The affairs of the American Flint Glass Workers, as shown in the renprt of Secre tary Dillon, are in a flourishing state be tokening as well the prosperity of the asso ciation, as the good condition of the trade. The total nnmber of furnaces in operation is 188, and there are ten idle. The member ship of the union now numbers 6,C21 being an increase or 250 since the last report The apprentices number 191. A PE0P0SED CHANGE IM -PAY-DAY. Carnegie's LnwrenecTlIlo Men Opposed to Any Alteration. A meeting of members of the Amalga mated Association will be held this evening in relation to the proposal of Messrs. Car negie, Phipps & Co. to make an alteration in the time of the pay-days at their Twenty ninth and Thirty-third street mills. There is no trouble of any kind anticipated in re lation to the matter. Ko official notifica tion of the proposed change has been re ceived from the firm at the Amalgamated lieadquirters. bljrk is Mralsuu John Sigh, who was arrested on a charge of misusing the iunds of the L. 17. 41 was released yesterday on his agreeing to refund the deficiency. Trustees J. A. Snyder and Tal. Bemmel state that Sigh came back on his own accord and settled all accounts. '' i", HOLDERS MEAN BUSINESS. A Settlement Looked lor To-Day or a Strike Will be Ordered Founders Have Been Notified. Attempts to obtain from the founders yes terday an unveiling of the position they in tend taking on tbe demand of the molders for an increase of 10 per cent on current rates were fntile. While some of the em ployers said that they were totally unaware of any demand having been made, others were seen who admitted having heard that the molders were agitating for higher wages, but that they had not received any formal application for a consideration of the matter. It is certain that the founders, some of them at least have met in conference on the ques tion, but, as just stated, their intentions were not made known. It is equally cer" tain, from what was ascertained yesterday, that the men are determined to bring the matter to an issue, and, this time, foundry masters cannot seek refuge behind the ex cuse that they were taken unawares or with out due notification, because an official cir cular letter embodying the demand and which has been already published has been sent to them, duly registered to insure its reaching their hands. The men of 39 shops out of 43 have voted for prompt action on the question, and every master of the 39 has received a formal noti fication in the manner set forth. If a favor able answer is not received bv the commit tee representing L. A. 1030, Knights ot Labor, to-day, a strike will be ordered for Monday next Some 700 men are concerned in the result. The present rate of wages is not uniform, ranging from $2 SO uo to $2 83, and the ob ject of the Molders' TJnioii is to make the scale uniform on an increase of ID per cent One firm has decided to give its men, who number about 40, an increase of $1 per week, but this will not be accrp'ed, Tl e fonr shops which have not joineii in action are now under somewhat different conditions from the others. The work, in general, is performed under easier conditions in these and the employment constant, though not as well paid for as in other'. Among others the following firms have been notified of the demand: William Yagle 4 Co., Limited, Thirty-second street; Kerstnne Bridge Works, Fifty-first street; Scafe Foundry and Machine Co., Twenty-eighth street and Smallman; Sterrit and Thoraa,Tliirt-econd street; Marshall Foun dry and Constrnction Co..Twebtv-eh?hth street: Kinzer and Jones, Penn avenue; Jones and Laughlins; Phoenix Roll Works, Forty-first street; Oliver Iron and Steel Co.; Pittsburg Foundry Co.. Penn avenue; Hogg A Totten, Twenty-fourth street; Fischer Foundry and Machine Co.. Twenty-fourth street and Small man; A. Sneer & Co., Cecil Alley: John Boney, Twentieth street; Pittsburg Manufacturing Co , Tn enty-eighth street; and the Rosedale Foun dry, Preble avenue. It was understood that the latter company, which employs 60 men, would grant the asked for increase. Starting Dp Old Alines. Mellon and Corer, the coal operators, have concluded with tbe Hon. John A. Hopper for the purchase of the coal under bis farm, the price being $16,000. This is the firm that has lately taken over the old Buffalo mines on the Monongahela and at which operations will shortlybe resumed. HITHER AND THITHER. BIoTemenu of PUrsbargers and Others of Wide Acquaintance. H. M. Kinsley, the well-known restaurateur and caterer, of Adams street Chicago, was a passenger westward last night. He Incidentally remarked that the World's Fair would be held in Chicago, and invited the newspapermen who saw him to look him np when they came on to see the big show. Mr. Kinsley said that they had the space on the unoccupied ground adjoining Jackson Park, and if more were reqilred an extensive pier, 60 feet wide and reaching from Randolph street to Park row, could be constructed along tbe lake front at a small cost, say $1,000,000. The building would then have a magnificent water frontage, which wonld serve the double purpose of easy trans portation and a cool atmosphere. He found a strong feeling in New York among hotel keepers against having the fair there, one nf whom told him that be would willingly pay $23,000 rather than it should be located in New York. This hotel keeper said that his hotel was at present worked to its capacitv, and though he would make a deal of money during me rair. ne wonia, on me omer nana, mse an bis regular customers, whom ho would be no longer able to accommodate. Mr. Kinsley is one of those who rose through sheer force of in dustry. He began life 23 years ago with the proverbial cent and to-day owns tbe largest citing establishment in that line, proviaing 3,000 me&ls each day. The gentleman's avoir dupots is quite on a par with the growth of his finances, it is extenh e. He said that his motto in transacting bis business was to pre sent an appearance of liberality when dealing with his customers, and when he found it necessary to economize, to do it in a way that would not be seen." Hon. James B. Townsend, of Lima, passed westward through the citv yesteijiay on his homeward trip from Philadelphia. lie was tbe Chairman of the democratic State Com mittee last year, and is an Intimate business and political associate of Calvin 8. Bnce, the Democratic National Chairman. Mr. Town send expressed the opinion that his party would certainly carry the Ohio Legislature and prob ably elect Campbell Governor. He would not say whether Colonel Bricc would be a candidate for the Senate, but was positive that if he should be the announcement would not be made until after tbe election. The Randall Club and County De mocracy delegates who visited the Democratic pow-wow at Philadelphia, retnrned home yes terday. Pat Foley and others expressed great admiration for the manner in Which they were entertained. Mr. Foley somehow got it into his head, during this little Eastern trip, that James E. Campbell will be elected Governor of Ohio, and will accordingly be the Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1692. Mr. Alfred Barber, of McKeesport, who is visiting England, his native country, writes borne that he has been surprised to find the English workingmen en jot tag their first season of real prosperity in 15 years. Miners are scarcely allowed to stoD work forlegalholidays. Laboring men receive $135 a day ana miners about tl 75, while boarding is onlv $2 50 a week. Still Mr. Barber prefers the United States. United States District Attorney Lyon has come home from Washington. He con ferred with Secretary Windom concerning tho case of tbe English glass blowers brought to Jeannette. The Treasury will send a special agept to England to Investigate. While in Washington, on tbe motion of Attorney Gen eral Miller, Mr. Lyon was admitted to practice before tbe Supreme Court, G. "P. Davis, a Director, and Captain A. L. Bayne, Secretary of the Etna Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn., are staying at the Duqnemc Mr. Davis is also Vice-President or the Travelers Insuraneecompany and Presi dent of the City Bank of Hartford. Colonel Ehhu Hulton, of Weston, W. Va., was in the city yesterday perfecting the agreement for a deal in .several thousand acres of West Virginia land. Colonel Hnlton is a member of tbe Cheat Mountain Sports men's Association. Hon. Charles M. Stone, Secretary of the Commonwealth, was at tbe Seventh Avenue .Hotel yesterday. He avowed his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor. James Lappan, who presided at the Boiler Makers' Convention, took a party of visiting boiler makers over the various mills of Pittsburg and tbe district yesterday. Jesse O. Lippincott, the efficient and always gentlemanly clerE of the Seventh Ave nue has returned from a brief vacation. President Boberts and other Pennsylva nia Railroad officials went ou atrip yesterday morning over tbe Monongahela division. C. A. Egly, traveling freight agent of the Cincmnati Southern: Railroad at Cincin nati, is in tho city. . He Was Sandbagged. Thomas Williams, night annunciator of the Pittsburg and Lake Brie Bailway at Chartiers, was sandbagged night before last while making his rounds near the glass house and his skull fractured. He was taken to the West Penn Hospital. The ob ject of the attack is not known, and the victim was no. roooeo. DR. B. M. FUxyA. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn street Pittsburg, Pa. s&su TUn ftDAVTlV MFDnCD T.J.HXU. U-U VXlUllllI UVBiriJBl ceroid, in tomorrow' Dispatch. en picture of th' per ton concerned in I go irageay. -v r pittsbuegIispatch: sathrday; THE A MACEDONIAN CALL. Chicago Asks Pittsburg to Aid it to Secure the World's Fair. A DELEGATION OP PROMINENT MEN Sent as Ambassadors to the People of Their Native State RECEIVED Bi THE MATOR OF THE C,ITi The delegation of citizens of Chicago, representing the World's JFair Company, who are visiting this city to secure the co-operation of Pittsburg business men in Chicago's effort to secure tbe fair, reached here by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and proceeded to the Hotel Anderson. Mayor McCallin had been wired that the delegation was coming, but expected them over the Ft Wayne Railroad. Carriages were at the Union depot to receive them. The Chicago World's Fair Company was incorporated last June with a capital stock of $5,000,000. It is intended to double this capital. The nine gentlemen now here com pose a special committee from that com pany, and, with one exception, are natives of Pennsylvania. Judge W. B. Cunning ham is the Chairman of the committee, of which the other members are: Addison Ballard, a retired capitalist; George G. Newbury, real estate dealer and capital ist; Dr. W. O. Osgood, representative of Chicago interests in Central America; H. Barkhardt, retired iron merchant; C. . Hopkins and S. F. EeQua, insurance men, W. H. Esch, .wholesale plumber, and Har old B. Vynne, of the Chicago Evening Journal. Mr. Esch did tbe plumbing tor tbe Chicago Auditorium, a job which amounted to $150,000. The gentlemen took dinner at the Ander son. At 3.30 o'clock they were visited by Mayor McCallin, President Marvin, of the Exposition Society, Colonel linger and D. C. Ripley, members of the Exposition Board of Managers. The meeting occurred in the hotel parlor. Judge Cunningham, addressing Mayor McCallin, said: HIS POLITIC SPEECH. "We come from Chicago as a delegation of former Pennsylvanians, to enlist yonr co oneration and support in locating the World's Fair in Chicago. When we came to-day near your great citv.wXh its familiar hills, valleys and rivers, we felt that we were again amid the scenes of onr boyhood. We do not come as strangers, but more like children returning to tbe home of their lathers. These are some of the gentlemen who represent the bnsiness interests of Chi cago. We do not pretend to be wise men from tbe East, but we represent tbe broad shouldered, big-hearted, enterprising gen tlemen who have stood by Chicago in all her history, when reverses came upon her and when'the waves of panic and war and fire rolled over her. They have helped to build Chicago twice, and are ready to help build her again if necessary to make her the' greatest and proudest city of the West. "We do not forget that this city of Pitts burg has been like a mother to us. When onr citv was in ashes, and our people almost naked, Pittsburg was then our mother. In rebuilding the city, in furnishing material for its reconstruction, Pennsylvania has been like a lather toward it. The great engine that distributes water to all our homes was made here. The largest plate glass ornamenting our store fronts was made in Pittsburg, and in ten thousand ways Pittsburg and Pennsylvania have contrib uted to the building of Chicago. Nearly every prominent business house of Pitts burg has established a branch house in Chicago, for the purpose of reaching the great Western market'. While Pittsburg assisted ns by way of building up onr city, we in turn furnish a market for all the productions of your great manufactories. The interests of our people are tbe same. The 38 railroads that lead into Chicago radiate like the spokes of a wheel over the mighty West, and by all those avenues the products of yonr great manufacturers are scattered to the West, the South, and the North. A PEBSIANENT MAEKET. This market (or your products can never be satisfied. It is a market that will re main permanent for all your business houses. We think that the people of Pennsylvania would be blind to their interests, to the interests of this great bnsiness center especially, if thev do not take advantage of this great avenue for reaching the markets of the West, There fore our business is co-operative. "We do not speak lor Chicago as a city in contradistinction from other cities; we do not put our claims for the fair on the basis that we are a better city than anv other, but upon the broader, fairer basis that patriot ism and interest upon the part of all of us require that this fair, which is to be na tional, should be located where it will do the most good to the greatest number of peo ple. When we consider the mountains on tbe east and the west, with the great Missis sippi Valley and the unmeasured prairies between, we find that our region is nomi nated, bv the force of circumstances, by the shape of the country, as the location for the World's Fair. It is right that othernations should see our country. Our country itself is the greatest exhibit that the nation can ever make to the other nations of the world. It is tbe grandest panorama that ever the stars of heaven looked down upon. "Onr city itself, we claim, is the truest and best type of American progress. It is tbe grandest achievement of the American people. She sits like a queen on the pebbly shore ot her inland sea, the wonder and ad miration of the world. Because it is the in terest of the whole people, wo ask you, gen tlemen, and all Pennsylvanians through you, to unite with us in locating the World's Fair in Chicago .or in the Missis sippi Valley." THE MAYOE'S EEPLT. Mayor McCallin, in reply, said; "Al low me, as the executive officer of the city of Pittsburg, to extend to you a heartv welcome in behalf of the city. Our folk's from the Exposition have asked me to ex tend to you an invitation to see what they have. In regard to the World's Fair of 1892, 1 cannot speak now. Anything that we can do to introduce you to the merchants and manufacturers of our city we are pre pared to do." Messrs. Marvin, linger and Ripley were then introduced in turn to each of the visitors. Carriages were ready and con veyed the partv to the Exposition. There they met Mr. Herbst, of the Board of Man ager, and Mr. Marshall, who built Me chanical Hall. The Art Gallery wis first seen, and then -a tour was made of the main building, where the delegation listened to the playing of the Thirteenth Kegiment Band. Last of all the Mechanical Hall was inspected, and there the delegates spent the longest time. They were inter ested in tbe manner of its construction, which was explained to them by Mr. Marshall. In conversation Mr. Ballard said: "We do not object to the location of the fair in St. Lonis, Omaha or Kansas City. We only insist that it shall be in the Mississippi Valley. We believe that Chicago has manv advantages, its railroads, hotels, cen tral location, abundance of breathing space and its ability to place the fiiir within a short distance of the hotels and depots. If we get it, it will probably go to the lake shore, near either Lincoln or Jackson Park. We have now over $8,000,000, and the work is constantly proceeding. George M. Pull, man has subscribed $100,000, Charles J. Yerkes, of the North Chicago Passenger Bailway, $150,000; the Southside Passenger Bailway, 5150,000, and Marshal Field $100, 000. Yet tbe great body of our millionaires have not yet signed. They are waiting until they see how much remains necessary." After supper at the Anderson, the Chicago visitors repaired again to the Exposition, and were received in the office of the man SHflffiSSEIHEnKiilKiSsBifflHSlHBnBKgM T ?&mm "war-m ;3r ager. In the afternoon they had been un able to meet many of the directors, but nearly all were present last evening. Mr. William McCreery spoke a few words of welcome, and Judge Cunningham, of Chi cago, made a short address. In the course of it he took occasion to speak in high praise of the Pittsburg Exposition. Speeches ex tolling Chicago were mado bv Mr. Addison Ballard and Dr. W. O Osgood. Mr. S. S. Marvin said that he had not given much attention to the projected World's Fair, but he was of opinion that a good point in favor of Chicago was the fact that foreign visitors going there would see so much of the resources and energy of the United States at large. This forenoon the Thirteenth Regiment Band will give a complimentary concert to the Chicago visitors. The delegation will depart tor home about noon. CLERKS TAlING PICTURES. City Hall Attaches Dabbling In Photography Some Comic Pictures Cleverly Exe cuted. If such an organization existed as a Local Assembly of K. of L. photographers the scene on the fifth floor of Municipal Hail yesterday afternoon 'would give that col lective and deliberative body a feeling as if raw oysters were crawling up ana down its combined spinal column. It was a mutual admiration society that occupied the floor, the principal object of whose existence ap peared to be to preserve the lineaments of each other through the action of the neces sary liniments on a dry plate after ex posure. The pictures taken were by no means crude specimens of art, as Albert Dnckam, who manipulated the camera, is an expert, and the well-known figure of Stokes posing as the Apollo Belvidere was a brilliant suc cess. When Bobert Thompson, chief draughtsman of the engineering department, stood in front of the lens his comi osure was somewhat ruffled bv remarks from a ribald clerk of the Water Assessor's office on the floor below, which were in the following strain: "You'll make that camera cross eyed if you look m it thai way." "An ex pansion like that wonld crack the muffed object glass." "Don't shoot with that gat ling at the man," etc. Observations of this and a similar natnre made tbe expression on Mr. Thompson's face a little severe, bnt the likeness gen erally is good, as he stands with folded arms in the front rank of the whole group of the engineering force. Another view of the interierof the draughtsmen's room shows the boys at work, and the reflection from the hnge sheets ot drawing paper in front of them imparts a thoughtful, if not ascetic, appearance to the workers. The groups of tbe different surveying corps in the city employ are gracefully postured and with theodolites, transits, graduated staff and other instruments of their protession lolly displayed, resemDie small solar eclipse expeditions slightly out ot their latitude. The pictures, although sicklied o'er with the pale hue of "blue print" proofs, are very attractive, the lead ing ones being known in the office as "The Diamond Corps," Frank Schwartz in charge; "The Hoosiers," Peter Gilson in charge: "The Kid Glove Corps," W. S. Wakefield in charge. The heroic figure of Mr. Brad ley, janitor of Municipal Hall, as Narcissus gazing into the Monongahela, is one of the best executed in the art annex lately added to the attractions of the engineering depart ment in City Hall. AN AMATEUR CONTORTIONIST. Thomas Moron Objected to Belne Too Famlllnr to tho Police. Tom Moran, who sooner than submit to arrest tried conclusions with Special Officer John McTighe on Thursday night in a rough-and-tnmble, was fined $25 and costs yesterday morning. At noon he was taken from the cell and shown to tbe police day relief, so as to be readily recognized when necessary. He made no objections to the first exhi bition, but, like all, star performers, when he was about to be" placed on exhibition for the benefit of the night force he objected to a matinee and evening performance as well without special inducements, and when led ont did a variety of contortionist acts. He turned his eyes inwards, opened his mouth, twisted his features into every conceivable shape, limped and bent his body so that identification from one moment to' another was difficult, much less at a longer interval. The police, if they might find a difficulty in recognizing the unwilling subject, certainly had nothing to compiain of on the score of amusement, for he gave them a full ten minutes of hearty laughter. Moran threatens all sorts of vengeance, legal and otherwise, as he claims never to have been convicted in a Criminal Court here. He is the man whom Boger O'Mara arrested while supposed to be working a crowd in Milwaukee during the Grand Army National Encampment, in company with McCurdy, the man who was arrested in Pittsburg" on Wednesday, night lor "standing a man up" for $16. THE CONTEST DEEPENS. Lawyers Porter and Moore Enliven Grant Street somewhat. Attorneys L. K. Porter and W. D.Moore made things interesting in front of the office of the latter on Grant street yesterday. Mr. Moore was talking of the charges against ex-Mayor Liddell and Mr. Porter heard him and intimated ratber forcibly that -Mr. Moore wasn't telling the exact truth. Mr. Moore rnshed at Mr. Porter demonstratively and the latter invited him to come where glory awaited him. Both stood in battle array for some time, but finally Mr. Moore decided not to open tbe engagement. The statements of the opposing forces are still diametrically opposite, and Mr. Porter states that he demands an apology from Judge White, and if it is not given, aid will agree not to take refuge behind his judicial character, 'he, Porter, will trust the case to settlement by a jury trial. Mr. Moore states that he is not afraid of Mr. Liddell's threat to sue him for suborna tion of perjury, and that he, Moore, had nothing to do with inducing Mrs. Ctark and her daughter to make the affidavits; that they had voluntered, and that he had ex amined the records and found that the girl had really been before the grand jury, and nlso that James Townsley was a witness. Under all this smoke it is believed there will be found considerable combustion. THEEE'S MONEY IN IT. The OH Well Supply Bmlnesa Crowded to Its Utmost. Notwithstanding the decadence of petro leum speculation, it is said the oil well sup ply companies cannot fill their orders. There seems to be a vehement desire to sup ply oil at $1 a barrel. Mr. Charles-Arbnckle was in the city yesterday and he vent out to see the big well on the Arbuckle farm back of Char tiers. It is said that while only $30,000 was Offered for the farm a year ago, since the big strike $4,000,000 has been offered for it, the well to be included in the purchase, but that the offer has not been accepted. If is believed the Arbuckles will operate the farm themselves. Solid Men as Officers. The Pittsburg Coal Company was or ganized at Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, with tbe following officers: President, Captain Samnel S. Brown, of Pittsburg; Vice President, Colonel N. M. Jones; Sec retary and Treasurer, G B. Bryan; General Manager, George T. Miller; Superintend ent, Charles Eberhart. All except Captain Brown reside in Memphis. The company is a consolidation or the firms of Brown & Jones and the G. B. BryansCoal Company, and will engage in the coal trade on the lower Mississippi. CLARA BELLE) Txftmeattegirl tome nwn vjwn note v cmeriam weir aeon. s ay. a- f w ;188&. LAST YEAR'S HEALTH, It Was Fairly Goocl in This City Ac cording to the Bureau Report. BBISTLING WITH SUGGESTIONS. The Document Was Printed in United States Census Style. A NUMBER OF VALUABLE STATISTICS The report of the Chief Clerk of the Bu reau of Health, W. F. McKelvy, gives some interesting statistics, comparative and otherwise. Clerk Gray distributed copies yesterday. For instance the city is still growing naturally in population as well as by additions from the outside. Births for the year 1888 being 6,103 and deaths 4,189, a gain from this source of 1,913. The mar riages were 2,215, which is a greater number than for any other year except 1883, when tbey were 2,224, while births for that year were bat 5,513. In the matter ol replenishing, the East End keeps up its row quite well. As might be expected, the Southside, with an army of manual workers, leads with a birth rate of 3LST per 1,000, the East End coming next with 28.97, while in the old city the rate is but 22.88, an average in all of 27.74 in 1,000. Over one-third of all the marriages were of Catholics, which imparts fresh interest to the subject of parochial schools. Over 14 per cent of the marriages were civil, the civil list exceeding those of any other denomination except the Catholic. The marriage rate was 10.1 in the thousand ot population. The argument in favor of monogamy was maintained by tbe birth of 330 more boy babies than girf babies. A HEAVY DEATH BATE. The original registration act went into effect July 1, 1852, and since then the ceme tery population has been increased 101,867, nearly five-elevenths of tbe present living population of the city, and in this computa tion several cemeteries are not included, as the Southside has been in the city bnt a lit tle over one-third of the time. Marriages registered since July 1, 1852, aggregate 29, 468. They have not increased in proportion to me growtn oi population, oeiug oniy twice as many last year as in 1853, when the city's population was less than one-fourth of what it is now. The highest death rate from infections dis eases was on the Southside, being 13.06, to 12.32 for the East End and 10.77 for the old city. It isn't hard to understand why the death roll from these causes should be largest on the Sonthside, but as to the East End the explanation might be harder to reach. The old city contains abont 35,000 inhabitants to the sqnare mile, and above one-ninth of all the deaths in it were due to infectious diseases. On the Southside, which contains abont 11,500 inhabitants to the sqnare mile, nearly one-seventh ot the mortality was caused by infections diseases, and the JIast End, with only about 4,000 in habitants to the square mile, comes a good second to the Southside. The market value of beef, pork, poultry, game, oysters, vegetable, etc., confiscated as unfit for food, was $10,203 16. In addition there were condemned and slaughtered 584 hogs, 37 head of cattle. 29 calves and 24 sheep by Meat and Milk Inspector Mc Cutcheon. NUISANCES ABATED. Causes of disease visited and abated as nuisances by the sanitary police, 471 filthy alleys, 77 filthy courts, 431 filthy cellars, 482 defective drains, 35 leaking drain pipes, 46 filthy gutters, 51 obstructed gutters, 223 garbage nuisances on streets, also, 191 on vacant lots, 65 filthy honses, fi infected houses, 9 damp houses, 3 infected beds, 436 fertilizing heaps, 66 unclean boxes on streets, 56 piles of offal, 39 filthy slaughter bouses, 110 stables, 303 sewers obstructed, 98 filthy vacant lots, 220 cellars with water in them, 16 cellars, leaking, 25 filthy water courses, 34 water courses obstructed, 1,381 filthy yards, 2,588 dead animals, 1,740 cases of disease yisited, 1 cistern, a total of 8,365. Chief Brown was not altogether compli mentary in his remarks regarding the time intervening between date of deliverv of mannscript to the printer and the return of a 43-page book some seven months. It being customary to exchange reports be tween cities, Pittsburg is somewhat late in returning compliments this season, but per haps typographical excellence will atone for the deficiency. Then the report is got ten up iu silk-finished madin back with lettering of gold leaf, and most people will admit that perfection is a plant of slow growth. Cupid was most active in November, and least so in March, according to the marriage record. The greatest number of births oc curred in September and the smallest in April. The mortality was greatest in June and smallest in December. Communicated. Another Democratic Lie Nailed. Jtjet Commissionebs' Office, ) Cobbt House, Pittsbubg, Oct 17. ( It having been reported that Arch H. Bowand, Jr., now Bepublican candidate for District Attorney, while Clerk of Courts of this county never had a soldier in his office, I desire to state that Mr. Bowand appointed me as one of his clerks in December, 1879; that I was in his office for five years; also, that my appointment was unsolicited, either by myself or any of my friends. He also had the late Major William Collier, brother of Judee Collier, in his office for four years. Major Collier served throughout the war and for 15 years after its close. He also had George Erwin, son of the late Captain Will iam Brwin, of the Thirty-sixth ward, in his office four years. Leon J. Long, although he never was in active service, enlisted seven times and each time was taken out by his father on account of his youth, bnt, as it is generally known among G. A. B. men. Mr. Long has volunteered his services probably oftener than any man in this county in aid ing the different G. A. B. posts. I would state that I enlisted in the army on the first call of President Lincoln, and served almost continuously until December, 1865. At all times that I was in the Clerk of Courts' office Mr. Bowand never refused a request made by a comrade. I know of Mr. Bowand secur ing two comrades their pensions without any compensation whatever, one of whom re ceived $700 as first payment. The report that I was appointed at tbe instance of Judge JurkpatricK, and that Air. Jiowana triea to discharge me, is. not true. At the time of my appointment the county officials ap pointed their own clerks; no salary board was in existence. John J. Walkeb, Jury Commissioner. KEAIi ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, Mitt, 401 Smithflold Street, cor. Fourth Arenne. Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000. Deposits of $1 and upward received and interest allowed at 4 per cent. TT3 Mnral Decorations. We are receiving daily the newest things in wall and ceiling hangings, designed by tbe leading artists. Cbumbine, Bane & Bassett, its 416 Wood st. Why is Dreydoppel Soap Like Mr. Ellf Because it gets there; washes clothes clean, beautifully white, sweet and health ful to wear; is the finest, best and most economical for all purposes that soap can be used for. Beduced to 8c a full pound bar, at grocers everywhere. Pratt's Great Annual Book Sale' Is open to-day at 428 Wood street. Every body that reads books should see this splen did collection, selling at less than half regu lar prices; also, splendid albums andBibles. Don't fail to attend the sale to-day. Paris Robrk. Special display of.French dress robes to day in center ot store, dress goods depart; ment very rich goods and moderate prices" JOS. HOBNE & CO. '3 octpber1 Peaa Areaae Store. . 7? J"-?' jr ij - IP milki WHY SOT make a Police Station of tho Abandoned Criminal tonrt Enildlng Arguments Favoring-ihoPnrchnse. The eoncty want to sell some property and the city wants to buy some, and there are some people, and quite a large number of them, who think city and county might make a deal that would be mutually profit able. The connty wants, to sell its disused court buildings on Diamond street, and it is suggested that the buildings in which, the criminal court was held, the one located where Diamond street fades into Old ave nue, would be about as nearly the correct thing for a ciy station house and all con nected with it as it is possible to get. The building is of the most- substantial charac ter anicontains ample room not only for a court room and cells for prisouers, ont for the housing of the entire Department of Public Safety, and there are safes and vaults ready to use. The advocates of the measure pile reason upon reason, tn the first place they say the location of the. present station house is an eyesore, and" that it is shameful that women and children should be com pelled to witness daily the degrading spec tacle of God's image in either alabaster .or ebony being dragged handcuffed through one of tbe most public thoroughfares in the city- The proposed location is remote from general travel, is quiet and convenient to the Court House, and the transfer of prison ers from it to jail would involve bnt the cross ing of the street. In fact, a tunnel might be constructed under the street to connect the two institutions. It's a tunnelish sort of a place around there anyhow. It is also suggested that all tbe offices of the entire Department of Fnblio Safety would find ample room in the building, with space to spare for a policedrill-room, gymna sium, hospital, etc., in fact for everything thata sense ol utility or fancy might suggest. Then, too, the city might have a special car bnilt, and a track run under the building, where the car could be housed, and in it conld be loaded prisoners for the work bouse, or paupers to be sent ta the city farm by the Department of Charities. Prisoners conld be transferred from the Allegheny Valley railway to the workhouse, and there would be no need to continue the spectacle o '-hauling them over to Allegheny in the Black Maria, like sheep or hogs. Connty Commissioner JIcKee wasasced what he thought of the saeeestion. and he said he thoughtitan eminently proper one, and that the city might get what it needed more cheaply in this way than any other. Commissioner MoWilliams states that tbe building is very substantial, but he had not thought of its being utilized for the purpose proposed. Mayor McCallin did not take kindly to the proposition, arid suggested in lien a site near the Seventh avenue engine house, but he did not bolster his preference by argu ment. THE KEW TBUCK. A Thorough Test to be Hade of the New Apparatus This Morning. Superintendent Evans, of the Bnreauof Eire, said yesterday that a complete test will be made of the new Gillespie truck this morning at 10 o'clock. The maneuvers will take place on Seventh avenue, in front ot Ho. 3 engine house, and will include every exercise required for an extension ladder drill, the most difficult and probably the most useful being the art of dodging telegraph wires -without making; a shocking failure, or cutting mora wires than are absolutely necessary to get within 20 feet of tbe building! The telegraph, telephone and light com panies will have representatives on the ground to see fair play for the wires, while the insurance men will be there in force to see that the firemen get a. chance. Kid Glove Bargains! The celebrated Bon Marche, S foster hooks, 89c; seven hooks, $1; Primiere at $1 and $1 50; four-button, fresh goods, 68c, 75c, 89cL$l. Misses' fine 4-button, 65c, at Bosen baum & Co.'s. . .-..-. - Gentlemen's Underwear And furnishing goods department open un til 9 o'clock to-night Jos. Hobne & Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. 75c 13.More Days. 75c Only 13 more days 'for 75c per doz. cabinets at Xeager Ss Co.'s Gallery, 70 Eederal street, Allegheny. ' Come early, rain or shine. Come to-day Kednced prices for blank ets, comforts, winter underwear, girls' dresses, wrappers, infants' cloaks, caps, etc Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. SrxK hosiery nearly half price at the closing ont sale of P. Schoenthal, 612 Penn Sectjbe a sound mind, which seldom goes without sound digestion, by using Angostura Bitters. JTbee to-day A negro doll with $1 pur chase. Busy BeelHive, Sixth and Liberty. Eoub-IN-hand scarfr, new styles, at James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave. Time is the true test. E. & Y.'s Pilsner beer grows daily in popularity. snTPDO Prominent men and women who VUuoo art experts at the King' game are detcribed in lomorrou? DISPATCH by JL. F. Aldridge. " BIBER I EABTDN, Sos and 507 MARKET STREET, SOME SPECIAIi'BABGAINB This 'Week. 42-inch sideband costume cloth. These are all wool and a real bargain, 50c 42-inch solid colors, all wool, 37c 38-lnch Tricot, extra value, 37c Stinch all wool costume cloth. These are choice colorings and worth 65c, COc 61-inch striped suitings, alt wool, 75c 54-inch extra quality costume cloth, 65c Fine ImporteiUbroadcloths, , fl S7, R VELVETS AND PLTJSH. -15-Inch silk plash at GOc 24-inch silk plash at 75c 15-inch black and colored velvets atSOc 18-inch blackandcoloredvelvetsat 75c Onr elegant and commodious CTXJAKAND SUIT BOOM Offers to jon-immense variety In low, medium anct finest imported garments. Special proTision-for Misses' and Chil dren's Genuine Seal Garments at special close figures to early buyers. BIBETR EASTON. OC19-TTSSU Hh EW CROPS FIRST OF THE SEASON new Malaga raisins and grapes, currants, layer figs and French prunes, recelred by JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO.. OC5-75-WS .- Liberty and Ninth sts. ALIFORMA FRUIT8 EVAPORATED j peaches aadasneots, very eboloet aisa Golden Gsteeaaae f rails, wholesale ami e- HUl, By JJMU..A. KKNfUIAW at UU 3SsfgkJ !''" sHsBrssVi HssV J - " X MWM - BNTS.V JOB. HDRNE & CD.'S! PENN AVENUE STORES. We are better prepared than ever with' Fall and Winter Goods In all of oar many , departments. Customers, old and new" - sy delighted with the wonderful-varietf ft and completeness of the stocks of jceodsti '" as seen here -.-'- NEW ABTXHTIS Our facilities are equal totbaBett ,.'"- extreme demands, and we insist aad ... 1 claim that-nowhere ehjacanbayersdo ' as well ip quality and prices as hete. ' -- ' - S, Our greas and useqsaled values fas , Black Silks Include all thelatest wearb, S5 , In standard and beet makes. &' Colored Bilks from. Surahs at Seofcfl .-. .. ....- - t -' ,. uu wauien xiieaBO OTPoaasii, ever seen In this city. Plain Colored Trimming Velvets, 68a to2 a yard; finest all pure Silk Ljoa Costume Velvets, in latest shades Special bargain In fancy Brocade as4 Figured Velvets at 6ec ad npwul, "ff tot combining with wool drees fabrics.,. Plashes, 36c and 45c a yard (M isohef ? wide); 19-inch at eec.3-teoh at 7SeMi tl a yard all the best shade. O urgr eat bargaias la French AH-wool-Cashmeres Lupin's the beat maia,. -. 1 Si Xm best to weight, In finish, la flaeness, 49 4tr inches wide, 50c a yard note tWs prW?: Vti -xney cow sore mosey to maxe te-dy t S3 are worth 860 a yard. Buy these Lsjm'ff. ; French Cashmeres at 66c; 48-Inch at 7Sc,J( Another wonder the 8e-tech real S- jiTenca uroaocioins un9 yara, 1 qnaled at the price " ' "We also are selling at SBSfiayardtfc finest Broadcloths mads, folly as good, ' it not better, than cloths that are sefflsg , for 98 to $3 0 per yard, not a mfle away from this store We bare plenty of' them for aB and In the greatest variety ' of colors and newest shades, only JB 58 a -.. ' yard. ' - Next -the Mach wide AlVweel ., s Trench Serges, best colors, oBlySSea'-,3 yard. Another ..case of away-Bsde T puff price. ' "OV fitAva.4l TaMi .. ltta .. TV-V ..3.Xl .,.... ... . 7TT7 .. .-54 wiaujiB-swH oaigflg, rnaa jseraats, y PUlds awl Stripes. 58c to So a yaid-iy M far tha best values ever shewn las? dress goods department. Largest line of English Stripe m Check Fine "Wool Saltings, ny the jm1 and in single patterns, very efcesW styles. Onr All-wool 68 to 6Maea Cloths, in plain colors and &,' to 75c a yard. Our reorders are la steefc? Ton Will find Tour cheiM of solar sad ss& !slll i. mm SbGSS mlxtaresfaVe 4K-. TmM shade here J ' Black Drees deeds steak fell op wHh W&f fcargatas in Cashmeres, Barges, Broad- '- cloth7 Camel's hair SaUfsaa, faaay . ' Brocades and other latest nevelslss. " -f 4 bo muca lor BUfcs and Dress GeeasV-ia uwy KBHsnu hohoo our J stock of Fall aad "Winter styles ia'aa ever bnsy Cloak and Salt DepaitulaaW sf3n an tal Kv 4i$ia tiAnaamla T .1.Aa f1" Short ManHea, Shoulder Cafes, Lose ", Garments, Seal Plash JaokatS'DS sad np), Mantles and Coats. - J Oar" great US Cloth Bait bargains, -ei The choicest and largest stock ia oar " si- For Boom of real Alaska, Loadea dye. Sealskin Garments in Coats, Maattee1? at and latest aovelstea la Jackets. aedt WaUdnz Coats lowest prises hereon1" reliable Seal Garments asd newest .. effects ia Small Furs. The new Table Uasaa are here? tha nsw Laee cortai&a. Heavy enrtaas aaa Upholstering Goods. Our popular Dress TrIatBiagDfatv meat has brand new novelties this weak in all Black aad Colored TriaHfiiBgs and 5; Bo.'s. Jg Millinery Department fan tteeked with eharmtee Trimmed Beanets and Hate for ladies and ehfidres. Hosiery aad Underwear, Kid Gloves, Laces aad Bmbroideriec'Of course yoa Bast come this week to see this largest aad completes establishment and Its weaderfal staek of Fall and Whiter Goods. JDS. HDRNE I OKI .yTfikMSL-rmnjB stormj . .. r . ..'U .r K tK -t -dBI 4 JSasaT- i WHP c &. SET "S s mB 4- ' .i -?''..J' - . .VI f r -. - " . - "-Or- , a Kt-Trf.-J?iSwr-s?