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DISPATCH, THURSDAY, .OCTOBER' 24,
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MORE LIGHTS IN USE,
Hr. MMtt Says Candles Are
Increasing in Demand.
MIXED GASES DISCUSSED.
Expert Smith Gives Some Opinions
Upon Light and Lights.
I BANKER HOLMES TALKS OK STOCKS
Electricity Makes Plenty of Illnminants
BI-PBODUCTS OP ARTIFICIAL GAS
It is a surprising, but nevertheless au
thenticated fact, that the era of electrical
illumination has not banished the old-fashioned
tallow dip, but that more of them are
cold than ever before. The train of thought
is an interesting one, and seems to lead to
the deduction that the more light people
have the more they want. It was Capulet
who ejaculated, "More light, ye knaves,"
though he may not have been referring to
electric and gas company directors.
Doubtless it has struck many people with
astonishment to learn that notwithstanding
the inroads made on artificial gas making
companies by kerosene oil, gasoline street
lighting and electric lighting both on street
and in Bouses, the stocks of these companies
in this city are not only selling above par,
"but selling as high as they did before this
multifarious competition came into exist
ence. It does not appear that meters lie
-with any more plausibility than they did
formerly, so the causes must be sought else
where, and yesterday a Dispatch reporter
succeeded in finding a multiplicity of them.
He naturally struck a stock broker first,
Sir. Frank E. Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson
stated that the reason was that the bi-products
of gas distillation were so large that
dividends might possibly be paid if the gas
were furnished free.
Mr. P. J. McNulty, of the Consolidated
Gas Company, was next applied to for in
formation, but he stated that, ashis company
made gas from water, he had no figures on
Mr. "V. R. Holmes, of 2T. Holmes &
Sons' bank, stated that competition had not
done the artificial gas making companies
any harm; that the more light people use
the more they wanted. He stated that when
tallow candles were displaced, a very feeble
gas jet was so much superior to a tallow dip
that very little gas supplied the demand.
.As more light ib supplied the demand grows,
and now people want their surroundings at
night as nearly as light as day, as possible.
Jlr. Holmes stated that such had been the
experience of all who bad been engaged in
the manufacture of illuiainants. Mr.
Holmes further observed that the loss of
street lighting patronage was not much, as
such illumination had generally been fur
nished at low rates in return for privileges
granted by municipalities.
THOUGHT THE GASES MIXED.
Mr. B. H. Smith smiled when told that
the Consolidated Gas Company used water
for making gas. He said that, like other
gas companies hereabouts, the bulk of the
gas the Consolidated furnished at $1 a thou
sand feet was natural gas, and ought to be
furnished at a profit at 10 or 15 cents for the
came amount, so that a vrofit of over 900
per cent in addition to the value of
the bi-products could be depended
upon, with anything like fair patron
age, to keep the stock ot the
company above par. Mr. Smith stated that
before many weeks disclosures to come in
connection with his suit for infringement
of his patents would shed some interesting
light upon the subject. He stated that the
claim that the gas in question was made
from water was a mere subterfuge. He said
the pretense of strengthening natural gas by
an admixture of water gas was about as
sensible as a claim to strengthen whisky by
the addition ot water would be.
Mr. Smith stated that it was not at all
likely that Pittsburg would go back to coal
for fuel, except temporarily, should natural
pas fail; that is not in centers where the
consumption would be sufficient to support
gas worts. It cannot at present be trans
ported great distances through pipe, as the
friction to be overcome is too great, but Mr.
Smith did not despair of the trouble being
finally overcome. He stated that fuel gas
could be manufactured in this city for less
than what the natural article is costing con
sumers, but he didn't think it could be fur
nished for nothing, notwithstanding the
value of the bi-products. These are coke
and coal tar, from the latter of which are
gotten aniline dyes, ammoniacal liquor.from
which is gotten ammoniacal salts for fer
tilizing purposes, and there are so many
other resultant products that a chemical
vocabulary is required to mention them.
VE TVAKT ALL THE LIGHT WE CAN GET.
Mr. Smith argued with Mr. Holmes that
the more light we have the more we want,
and that electric lighting has only stimu
lated desire. It has been said that "every
one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither
cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved." Are e then to infer that a de
Eire for illumination is an evidence of
jrrowth in grace? Here is the opportunity
for the optimist to show that the world is
getting better instead of worse.
It was the testimony of people who visited
Paris 10 to 20 years ago that the immunity
that city possessed from thieves was owing
to its artificial illumination, even the most
remote court or alley being almost as light
as day. It was held that two street lamps
were fully equal to one policeman, and it is
a known fact that thieves, whose deeds are
confessedly evil, hate light and watch-dogs
In this connection Mr. Smith makes a
statement that will doubtless be news to
most people and appear improbable, but he
makes it on the authority of Mr. Babbitt,
whose business it is to know, and it is that
there are more candles sold at present in the
United States than ever before. Thus even
those who cannot enjoy electric lighting
must have something else in that way,
though it be flavored with the odor of burn
ing tallow. They probably realize what
Charles Iiamb held to be true, that the
pleasures of eating, drinking, smoking and
conversation could be but imperfectly en
joyed in the dark. Even a toby cigar loses
much of its fragrance if you are unable to
see the smoke as you puff it There are
others beside lovers who will agree with the
Irishman that the moon is worth two of the
sun, as she gives light by night
when yon really need it, and in the absence
of moonlight let us have all the artificial
light we can get at 10 cents a thousand feet.
"We ought to get it if it can be had at that
price". The word painter on the isle of
Patmos, to give an idea of the safety of the
2Jew Jerusalem said: "And the gates of it
shall not be shut at all by day, for there
shall be no night there. And there shall in
so wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worlceth abomination, or
xnaketh a lie." Those who ore conversant
with the rascality that enters into the clos
ing nights of the average political campaign
will appreciate the difficulties that would
surround the heeler were he forced to work
in the full glare of electric light and re
spectable citizens were to work in relays to
thwart his efforts.
Porter Case May be Deferred.
The hearing in the Porter conspiracy ease,
which is set down for to-day, may be post
poned, owing to the prolonged trial of the
Bauder gang. Inspector Whitebcuse, who
made the charges, has been unable to pre
pare the case because his time has been oc
cupied in court all week.
THE G0SUER STILL FLOWING.
Another Report Abont ibe Sale of the
Arbockle Oil Properly Oilier Wells
Messrs Arbuckle & Jamison, owners of the
famous Arbuckle oil well at Chartiers,visited
the well again yesterday afternoon for the
purpose of gauging the flow.
It was found that the well was still flow
ing at the rate of 22 barrels per hour, with
no apparent prospect of falling off. If any
attempt is made to increase the flow it will
probably be successful.
Another report was current, that the well
had been sold to H. S. Stewart and the
Guffy's for $50,000. This was considered
absurd by both members of the latter firm.
In conversation with J. M. Guffey, the
"The we'll would be cheap at $100,000. and
we would be only too glad to purchase it.
We had a meeting with the owners of the
well on Monday, but it was for the purpose
of arranging the lines, and there was no
talk ot selling. At the meeting we made an
agreement to keep away from their lines 130
feet and they should not come any closer
than that to our boundaries.
"We are drilling another well on the
"Wensell farm G25 ieet from their line, and
another on the Taggart property 250 feet
from another line. The closest well we
have to them is one on the D. K. Clever
farm, which is 150 feet from their property
line. We are drilling another one on the
Lautner field, which will be about the same
distance from them. We are on three sides
of their well, but not one word has been
said about a purchase."
A C0FFEU DAM OBJURGATED.
The Result of the Lowering of the Wickets
'Sat Serionn, but Annoying.
The lowering of the wickets of the Davis
Island dam has let the water in the river
down to a very low stage. The marks indi
cate not over one foot in the channel. No
loss to coal barges has resulted, but the fall
has caused much inconvenience in the
lower pool. The Monongahela river packets
were unable to come below Lock No. 1,
yesterday and were compelled to unload
and load at the loct. Ko vessels are able
to move in the harbor. The dry docks of
Eeed & Kreps, off Manchester, were
grounded yesterday morning. The water
had fallen lower than was expected. The
S. Ii. Wood.which had steam up preparatory
to an inspection, was called upon and
hauled the docks off the mud.
The dam people are unable to say how
long the repairs to the lock will require, but
think the work will be completed this week.
The engineers in charge of the dam are the
subjects of much sarcastic criticism among
river men, who consider it strange that a
coffer dam cannot be properly built without
lowering the water.
KEW HUMANE SOCIETY.
A Charter to be Applied for by n Number of
Notice was given by publication yester
day that on November 1G an application
will be made to the Court of Common Pleas
for a new charter for the Western Pennsyl
vania Humane Society, whose object shall
be to prevent cruelty to animals, children
and aged persons. The applicants for the
new charter are:
Charles J. Clark, Joseph Home, B. S. Marvin,
John Walker. Milton L. Meyers. O. P. Scaite,
W. E. Schmertz, William G. Johnston. James
B. D. Meeds William R. Thompson. Thomas
H. Lane, John Dunlap, George A. Kelley,
James B. Scott, Edmund M. Ferguson, H. M.
Mason. Leonard H. Eaton. James G. Walter,
Fred Rinehart, George Wilson, Henry A.
Weaver. William Wade, John H. McCreery,
Joel Kerr and O. M. Edwards.
This is a list of strong names, and indi
cates that the Humane Society will exhibit
renewed energy in the future. It is not in
tended to employ an assistant for Agent
O'Brien until January.
KILLED IS A-C0AL MINE.
John Kramer Crushed br n Fnll of Slate
John Kramer, about 50 years of age, a
coal miner, employed at Keeling & Co.'s
mines, was caught beneath a fall of slate
early yesterday morning and instantly
killed. He was a foreman, and had been id
the employ of the company for more than 30
years. He lived on the Long farm, in Bald
Kramer is the man who had his young
wife and her stepson arrested, about three
weeks ago, alleging that his son had
alienated the affections of his wife. The
family is well known, and the affair created
considerable talk at the time.
HITHER AKD THITHER.
SIoTcincnts of PItrsbnrsjers "and Others of
H. D. Littell, James McKay and John
Irwin. Jr.. the latter of the Pittsburg Steel
Casting Company, left last evening for Silver
City, Idaho, where they have mining; interests.
They are abont to form a company among
themselves for the purpose of developing tno
mines near Silver City. One of them, known
as the "Empire State," is a gold mine, and the
other, "Blacc Jack," is a silver lode. They are
within a mile, and a half of Silver City, and
have been worked in a crude way for the past
five or six years, yielding considerable precious
metals. The gentlemen will stop over in Chi
cago to purchase machinery to operate the
mines. The machinery will be of the latest
improved pattern, and the work of mining will
Dr. CadwaladerBiddle, Secretary of the
State Board of Health, and Dr. J. W. C.
O'Neal, a member of the board, have been in
the city for two days, making their home at
the Monongahela House. They have been in
specting the penal and eleemosynary institu
tionsof Western Pennsylvania, to ascertain
their sanitary state. Yesterday afternoon they
visited tho Western Pennsylvania Institute for
the Deaf and Dumb, at Wiikinsburg. Last
evening Dr. O'Neal left for his home at Gettys
burg. The Chiefs of the Departments of Pub
lic Safety and Chanties left for Chicago yester
day afternoon to examine the system of under
ground wires there and consider its applica
bility to Pittsburg. They will then go to Grand
Kapids, Mich., by the Michigan Central, to ex
amine a fire truck made there, as another one
is needed for the Pittsburg Fire Bureau.
Bichard Quay was in Pittsburg yester
day, having run up from Beaver. He stated
that his father would come this way In a few
days. "Dick" meditates an onslaught on
Beaver county quail and laid in a stock of the
necessary implements of warfare while in the
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Public Works, has gone to New York on busi
ness connected with his department. Ho has
not as yet sailed for Europe on the Schenley es
tate business, and will return to Pittsburg be
fore going, should such a necessity arise.
Bev. Father Edward Murphy, of St
Paul's Cathedral, who has been but lately or
dained, has been appointed assistant to Father
Hickey, at Braddock. His predecessor goes to
tit. Agnes' Church, Soho, to assist Father Cor
coran. G. Biesenbies is the only Allegheny
member of the Nai onal Druggists' Association,
who is absent from the convention which is in
session at Indianapolis. The gentleman would
have been present had his health permitted.
Dr. W. F. Logan, of Williamsport,
Pa., ex-Mayor and the present postmaster of
that city, is in Pittsburg attending the United
States grand jury, and is the guest of ex-Mayor
H. A. Weaver.
B. B. Carnahan and Mr.'Torrence, the
attorney and agent for the Schenley estate, left
for England on Tuesday to confer with Mrs.
Schenley on the proposed park project.
William Fulton, a well-known official
of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia,
and bride are stoppinz at the Monongahela
House on a wedding tour west.
Frank G. Carpenter, the well-known
correspondent, who made a trip around the
world for The Dispatch, was in the city yes
terday. President Weihe, of the A. A. of L and
B. workers, went East yesterday morning.
General Archibald Blakely left last
night for Franklin on legal business.
The West Penn Hospital Improve
ments Now Under Way.
$15,000 IN ALL TO BE EXPENDED.
90 More Patients Will be Accommodated
by the Additional Wards.
HOSPITAL OFFICIALS OS THE CHAXGES
Two circumstances have been agitating
the West Penn Hospital authorities. The
hrst is the overcrowded condition of the
house, and the second is the bad state of the
roof which covers in the main building. A
meeting was held by the gentlemen compris
ing the Executive Committee a few days ago
to discuss the situation and to see if some
thing could not be done to extricate them
out of the dilemma. -The result of their de
liberations was that they determined to tear
down the roof on the main building and
build a mansard ward.
By this arrangement both purposes of the
hospital will be subserved. They will have
a new roof, and also obtain room for 60 extra
beds. When the additions have been built
to the roof, and the new structure finished
at the rear of the east side of the main hos
pital, the authorities will have room to re
ceive 90 more patients. Altogether the
capacity of the wards with the annex, and
the mansard roof will be 260 patients against
170 which has been the hospital capacity in
A BIG PIECE OF WORK.
The roof will be commenced at the east
side of hospital and will run at angles from
the medical female ward. The length of
it will be 360 feet, the breadth 110 feet and
the height 18 feet The cost of reroofing the
hospital and adding the mansard ward is
estimated at $15,000. This sura is totally
independent of the cost of the new annex.
The mansard ward will be arranged simi
larly to the lower wards; the east side of the
hospital will be utilized for female patients,
and the west side for male and surgical
cases. At the end of the west and east wards
will be partitioned off comfortable apart
ments for the employes, who are now located
on the third floor. The rooms that have
been occupied by the attendants will be
opened up and made a continuation of the
CHAIRMAN M'CBEEEY TALKS.
Mr. William McCreery, chairman of the
hospital committee, said yesterday to a Dis
patch reporter: "The present improve
ment of the hospital, and its enlargement,
has been forced upon us by the exigencies
of the situation. During the past year the
hospital was so overcrowded as to cause us
some alarm for the health of the inmates.
In the building we have had at one time 63
extra patients. If injured or sick men are
brought to the door we cannot turn them
away, even it it inconveniences the institu
tion. "Some sort of provision had to be made.
Matters, however, came to a crisis recently
for the limit to the number that we could
admit was reached. Taking these things
into consideration we resolved to make an
enlargement rather than cripple and impair
the usefulness of the hospital.
Mr. McCreery then said, with great em
phasis, "The people of Pittsburg do not
support us in proportion to our needs.
Could they realize the various uses and
large calls for money that are constantly de
manded from us by our treatment of patients
and the running expenses of the hospital,
they wonld possibly support us more
A KOOF SOTTED AWAY.
Mr. Samuel Hamilton, Chairman of the
Building Committee, said: "The present
roof or the hospital has almost rotted away.
It has rotted at a very opportune moment,
because in considering the reroofing of the
building it gave birth to the thought that
by building another story we-could obtain
additional room at about one-third the ex
pense a new structure would cost, enabling
us to accommodate the same number of pa
tients." Superintendent Cowen, in speaking about
the improvements, said that the addition
ought to have been built years ago, and it
would have been, onlv for lack of means.
Every cent received was swallowed up in
expenses. The hospital is doing double the
amount of work it did ten years ago, yet it
has been necessary to handle the patients in
the same room now as then. The West Penn
Hospital is very highly appreciated by
Pittsburgers, and will be aided in the future
in a manner commensurate with its useful
ness. A PHBTTT WEDDING.
The KIcbnrdi-Strojd NopttaU on DennUton
ATenne Lnst Klghr.
A very pretty wedding took place last
night at the residence of Mr. James Rich
ards, 326 Denniston avenue, East End.
The contracting parties were Katharine
Bichards and Arthur Stroyd, a popular
young man in the social circle of that fash
ionable quarter. The bride looked charm
ing, robed in a most delicate white costnme;
during the ceremony she was the cynosure
of all eyes.
The house was handsomely arranged for
the marriage service, which was solemnized
by the Bev. George Hodges, rector of Cal
vary Episcopal Church, East End. A
splendid supper was served to the throng of
300 FEAME HOUSES.
Wilmerdlng It Soon to be Transformed Inton
Populous CI I j.
The East Pittsburg Improvement Com
pany have completed negotiations with a
Beaver Falls contractor for the erection of
300 frame houses at Wilmerding, on the
Pennsylvania Bailroad. The houses will be
of various sizes, from four to ten rooms.
They will all be built in a substantial
manner, and are to be fitted up with all
modern conveniences and improvements.
Each of them will be supplied with natural
gas. The houses are chiefly being built for
the ocenpany of the Wcstingbouse Airbrake
Company's men, and are the result of build
ing and loan accumulations of several years.
JOHNSTON AND COLD WATER
The Prohibitionists Open Their Cnmpnlga
in ThU Comity To-Dnr.
The Prohibitionists open their fight for
Johnston and cold water in Allegheny
county to-day. They have engaged Lafay
ette Hall and will hold two meetings. This
afternoon at 2 o'clock a conference of party
workers from all over the county will begin.
State Chairman A. A. Stevens, Bev. D. F.
McGill and J. H. Bronson will give them
In the evening a mass meeting will be
held, at which the speakers will be Hon.
M. J. Fanning, of Michigan, and Mr. Stev-
THB EE1E CANAL COMMISSION.
An Extended fcnrvcr to be Authorized nt
The commission appointed by Governor
Beaver to inquire into the feasibility of the
construction of a ship canal from the Ohio
river to Lake Erie will meet to-day at the
Hotel Anderson. The Pittsburg members
are John A. Wood and Beuben Miller.
Governor Beaver is here to attend the
meeting, and it is likely that Colonel W.
C. Merrill, United States Engineer, who is
at the Monongahela House, will also be
Music makes long evenings pass quickly
and pleasantly. Violins. Antes, mandolins,
guitars, zithers, concertinas and musical
boxes are sold for less than half price at N.
Gallinger's, 1106 and 1200 Penn ave. xhsu
Much Alarm Felt br Parents Citizens Kick
Against tbe Garbage Furnace Four
IHoro Fnrnnces In View.
The diphtheria scare still continues with
a growth of cases, warranting the idea that
the prevalence of the disease may prove
more serious than has yet been realized by
the Health Bureau. The reports yesterday
from the various wards show an increase of
new cases. The Sixteenth ward shows four
new cases of diphtheria, the Seventeenth
one, the Twenty-first one, and to-day the
Twenty-first ward will report one case of
scarletfever; the Twentieth one of the same
disease, the Fifteenth two diphtherias and
one of typhoid.
With regard to the complaints of sewer
breakage made by people in the Sixteenth
ward, where the family of Bev. Mr. Shrom
has been so sadly cut off, a thorough exam
ination was made yesterday. It was found
that during the excavations made in that
vicinity the laborers refused to work on ac
count of the odor which prevailed, and sev
eral times forced the men to quit work. It
was claimed that tbe odor was doe to leaks
in the gas pipe in that locality, the sewers
being eight feet below the excavations in
progress. The gas company was notified,
and a workman was sent, who plugged the
gas pipe leaks, after which the offensive
odor was not observable.
Captain Baker, of the Health Bureau,
said that he thought the city should emplov
garbage wagons to take off the animal and
vegetable matter which is so universally
thrown upon the streets, and that instead of
one garbage furnace there should be one for
each division of the city, one in the East
End, the Southside, ands in fact, two for the
down town district. This will open up the
old fight on the location of the gar
bage furnaces. When it was proposed
to place one on the banks of the
Allegheny river near Wainwright's
brewery there was a grand kick, which pre
vailed, and the furnace had to go some
place else. The East End people, the aris
tocratic people of the city, sat right down
upon any project for placing a garbage fur
nace in that place, while the Southside peo
ple, the working class of men, jumped upon
the project with both feet and declined the
honor of being the position where the dis
carded food of the cityBbonld be dumped
for a second digestion.
Siuce the efforts of the police department
have resulted in cleaning out the Yellow
Bow and the Second avenue district gener
ally, there is talk about placing a petition
before Councils to have the present furnace
removed, and before Christmas such a peti
tion will be presented, as tbe odoriferous
appendage to the hill is at present distaste
ful, not alone to the residents, but also to the
purchasers of property.
A HUNTING DOG ST0EI.
ad Ending of tho Sport of Two Allegheny
City Officials The Dog In Qaod.
A large dog of the mongrel and cross-cut
breed, occupied a cell in the Allegheny
lockup last night, and thereby hangs a tale.
The tale, properly speaking, does not ex
clusively belong to the dog, but is also con
nected with Chief of Police Kirschler and
Chief of Detectives Glenn.
The two officials and the dog took an
early train on the P. & W. road yesterday
morning to hunt the beasts ot the forest
abont 30 miles from the city. They ex
pected to have four or five days sport and
enough game to supply all the city officials.
The dog was loaned to them by a well
known citizen who guaranteed it to be a
first-class hunter. At the first fire of the
gun the dog yelped and howled loud enough
almost to be 'heard in the city. He took to
his heels and no amount of inducement
could induce him to return and stand the
noise of the guns. The two sportsmen were
disgusted and took the first train home. A
search warrant has been issued for the
owner of the dog to come and take him
away. Even "Tramp," Captain Wilson's
pet 'canine, who is on almost speaking
terms with all the old offenders of the town,
refused to associate with the four-legged
BLUFF STREET THIEVES.
Householders AInrmed About the Opera
tions of tbe Llgbt-Flngrred Gentry.
A gentleman in City Hall, who lives on
Bluff street, is authority for the statement
that thieves are again at work on that street
and that the people are so terrorized that
the male members of Bluff street families
are afraid to leave their homes after dark
for fear that the thieves will enter while the
female portion of tbe family is alone.
The house of Mr. Bitchie, who lives near
the corner of Chestnut street, was entered
on Tuesday night, entrance being gained bv
the use of a jimmy, and a new overcoat and
a certified check for $35 stolen. The house
of a familv next door, by the name of Wolf,
was jimmied the same night, but the thieves
were scared away by the hired girl before
the door was opened. The grocery store of
Mr. Vogel, on the corner of Bluff and
Chestnut, was attacked on Monday night,
but Mr. Vogel heard them and drove them
away. It is said that numerous other cases
of a similar kind have occurred recently.
MILL MEN SUFFERING.
The Scarcity of Coal Cars on Pittsburg
Uoads Causes Trouble.
A conference between Baltimore and Ohio
coal operators and President Oliver, of the
Pittsburg and Western Bailroad, held yes
terday forenoon, resulted in the issuance of
an order that one-fifth of the coal cars of the
road may be used to haul slack and nnt
The Pittsburg and Western management
has been compelled to reluse tor some time
to haul nut coal and slack-, because of the
great demand on its hauling capacity -by
better paying freight. The reiusal has
caused great inconvenience both to coal pro
ducers here and to mill men at Youngstown
and other points in the Pittsburg and West
NOT A GOOD IRON FIELD.
Varied Opinions Given as to the Quality ot
Cheat Elver Ore.
George Peterson, an old iron ore miner,
of McKeesport, has returned from a trip in
the Cheat river country in West Virginia.
He declares that the mountains there are
full of iron ore, which can be easily mined.
An ore expert of this city, who was asked
about this matter, disagreed with Mr. Peter
son as to the availability of the field. He
said that the ore would not yield more than
40 per cent of iron, and is ot the low grade.
An effort to interest the National Tube
Works Company in the field has been un
successful. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents ofn Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Beady Reading.
The Peninsular Car Company, of Michigan
yesterday applied to the United States Circuit
Court for tho appointment of a receiver for
the Pittsburjr.Sbenaniro and Lake Erie Railway
Company, which is alleged to be insolvent. E.
8. Templeton, of Mercer, attorney for the rail
way Company, said that no objection would be
offered to the appointment. Judge Acheson
will announce bis decision to-day.
.About SO displays for the special exhibit to
be made for try benefit of the Pan-Americans
have been arranged in Mechanical Hall of the
Exposition building, and tbe committee in
charge may, if Mechanical Hall prove too
small, run shafting into the main hall and put
Borne exhibits there.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is ex
perimen tine with a passenger coach constructed
of iron. Tbe floor is weicbted with steel gird
ers in cement. It is believed that such a coach
will not telescope in a wreck and it cannot
auditor McCluko has completed bis work
orf the accounts of the F. & M. Bank. Deposit
ors wilt get a little over 20 per rent at first pay
ment, notice of which will be given when It is
ready to be made. '
Daniel McCladt was committed to jail in
default of bail for trial at conrt on a charge or
false pretense by Justice Eisamon.of Chartiert,
FIYE FIRHST FIXED.
Founders Are Slowly Giving Way to
the Demands of the Holders.
H0BE MEN MARCHING OUT.
An Organization Villi be Formed Uniting
All the Holders.
A MANUFACTURES GIVES HIS VIEWS
Another firm signed the molders' demand
for an increase of 10 per cent yesterday the
Moorhead-McCIeane Company, of Soho,
making in all five founders who have made
the required concessions. , The Moorhead
men turn in this morning.
The 60 molders employed by the Pittsburg
Manufacturing Company, who had not gone
into the movement for the increase, struck
work on Tuesday rather than work on orders
for the Scaife Foundry and Machine Com
pany, which had sent in some hurried work
for execution. The men of the latter firm
are also out. Yesterday morning the Fisher
Engine, Foundry and Machine Company
molders joined in the movement. Several
firms have informed their men that they
would give them the increase, butdisplayed
great unwillingness to say so on paper or to
sign the card, which does not bind them to
the advance for any stipulated time. The
Union Foundry Company made this intima
tion to its men yesterday, but wonld not
sign. This firm and the Totten & Hogg
Foundry Company are reported as being
disposed to concede the point.
A very large gathering of the molders
assembled iaJLhe K. of L.Hall yesterday
and discussed the situation. Among other
suggestions thrown out during the meeting
was that of
BAKING THE DEMAND
to 15 per cent if the caras which had been
sent to the founders were not returned by a
certain date, not named. Ko definite action
was taken on it. A subscription was taken
up for tbe Indiana miners and $15 realized.
Mr. James Hemphill, of Mackintosh,
Hemphill & Co., was asked yesterday to in
timate the probable action of the founders,
who were still unheard from, in relation to
the strike. Mr. Hemphill would only speak
of his own case. He said: 'Tfeel that I
have been shown scant consideration by my
men There was nothing but the friendliest
feelings between ns prior to the time they
went out. I had no idea they were dissatis
fied with the rates they were being paid until
1 received the curt communications demand
ing, on theirbehalf, anincrease oflO per cent.
I have passed in and out of the foundry
time after time, giving the men or any num
ber of them acting on behalf of the others,
plenty of opportunities of speaking of any
grievance or of any wrong that was being
done them, but I have not been approached
by any of them. I have had no communi
cation from them of any kind, either before
or after the strike. When the time came
for turning in on Monday morning they
failed to appear, that is all.
WANTED TO TALK IT OVEB.
"If any of them had come to me and said
that they .wanted more money, and pro
ceeded to discuss the matter in a friendly
way and with an amicable spirit, I would
have unquestionably given tbe matter
prompt and deliberate consideration. And
I have no doubt that we could have arranged
the matter very satisfactorily, too. Such a
course would have enabled us to get through
with work contracted for at old rates, be
cause we could have arranged for any ad
vance that would be conceded not to come
into effect until, say tbe 1st of January.
This wonld have been fair, opeuhanded
treatment, and preserved the cordiality
which always has existed between us."
Mr. Hemphill further compared the
prices of foundry work here with Phila
delphia rates. He said that one of his peo
ple bad, on his instructions, inquired into
the cost of such work in the latter city, and
it was found that the men did more work-in
the time, and received 25 per cent less
wages than in Pittsburgh
"Under these conditions of affairs," said
Mr. Hemphill, 'jit is not surprising that
so much foundry work that legitimately be
longs to the Pittsburg trade is taken away
from under, our very noses by Eastern
houses. It is not very extraordinary that
we Jail to hold our own, and now" and
Mr. Hemphill shrugged his shoulders as
much as to infer that he could not see how
the end would be. He had no intention of
looking for other men; he wanted all his
old men back again, and the work might
stand just as it was until they resumed
WEEE AVERSE TO DISCUSSIOH.
Master Workman Boss was asked why it
was that a committee from each shop did not
call on the respective firms with a view to
ascertaining if the increase would be granted,
and before the circulars were sent round in
such a wholesale manner. He said that the
men were averse to putting themselves for
ward in such a representative capacity, be
cause it would not likely have led to any
result and would only have brought down
on them the ill will of their employers, as
being leaders in the movement.
There was a meeting of manufacturers at
the Benshaw building on Tuesday evening.
Mr. Evans, of the Bosedale Foundry Com
X LENGTHY DISCUSSION.
There was a lengthy discussion as to
what action should be taken. It is under
stood that some of those present were In
favor of the concession, but withheld any
immediate movement in deference to tbe
wish of the others. The precise action de
termined upon was kept secret.
If a settlement of the dispute is not soon
made it is just possible that other foundry
workers may be brought into it. Founders
cannot get on without their molders, and as
a consequence the men dependent on the
molders for work, will be thrown out of
There are grounds for supposing that the
strike in progress will produce develop
ments other than the mere settlement of the
waee Question. At present the molders are
scattered among three different organiza
tions, each controlled by its own managers.
And it is said that very thortly steps
will be taken to bring all the
men under one banner. This will
have the efiect of materially strengthening
them for united action, and the new organi
zation may yet draw within it all branches
of labor included in foundry work. There
does not seem to be any desire among foun
ders to import molders from other cities, and
even if they so desired it is doubtful if tney
could get a supply, as work is reported as
brisk from all the principal centers. There
is reason to suppose that the beginning of
tbe week will see the matters at issue in a
fair way for straightening out.
LEAD TRUST OFFICERS HERE.
They Will Try to Get Outside Corradera
In the Combination.
W. P. Thompson, President, Alex
Heuston and Joseph L. McBurney,Trustees,
of the National Lead Trust, arrived in tbe
city, yesterday and are stopping at the
They are here for the purpose of further
ing tbe interests of the trust, and will hold
a meeting with the members of the combina
tion in this city. The Pittsburg corroders
in the trust are Beymer, Bauman & Co.,
Pennsylvania White Lead Company,
Fahnestock White Lead Company and
Davis,' Chambers &Co. The combination
expects to have the others in thevtrust in a
President Thompson explained the work
ings of the trust, which he says is not a
scheme to force up the prices of lead. The
trust was organized 18 months ago, and the
prices have not advanced since before the
organization. The object ot the trust is to
prevent tne ruinom cutting ot rates, and it
has succeeded. Every firm that goes into
it takes stock certificates for the value of
their plant, but each company conducts its
own business as if it was notin thecombina
tion. Each firm has its own trade, and at
the end of the month tbe profits are divided
according to the certificates held by each.
A small firm gets as much benefit as a
large concern, there being rio discrimina
tion. The trust has in operation three ore
smelters. One is in New Mexico, another
in Leadville and another in St, Louis.
They also control a large refinery at the lat
ter place. Mr. Thompson stated that there
is a very heavy demand for pure white lead,
which has taken the place of the cheap leads
MISEBI AiiON'G MINERS.
Two Cents Per Day ti What the Indiana
Hlneri Have to Live On.
Mr. Joshua Horsfield, of Brazil, Clay
connty, Ind., was at the K. ot L. head
quarters last night. He gave some details
of the suffering among the miners in his
region which are very startling. The strike
is now 25 weeks in progress.
It originated, as will be remembered, by
the Brazil Block Coal Company, Jackson,
Andrews & Co. and the Nickel Plate Coal
Mining Company, of the latter two of which
A. M. Johnson is President, seeking to
reduce the prices from 80 cents, summer, and
90 cents, winter, to 70 cents and 75 cents.
Abont 6,000 persons, men, women and chil
dren, are affected. During the whole of
this time these peoplehave tried to sustain
life on the miserable pittance of 2 cents each,
which is the average amount per head ex
pended in the district for their relief since
the mines were closed. They lived in com
pany houses, and a large number have been
evicted. These houses cost about $175 each,
and the rental charged by the companies
was 60 per year. The average wages mada
last year was $5 per week per man.
The companies have not offered any con
cessions to their men, and are supplying
their customers largely with Pennsylvania
coal. Mr. Horsfield is here to raise sub
scriptions for the distressed miners and
their families. He was present when E. F.
Lawrence, the Chicago millionaire, declared
that they (the capitalists) had the dollars
and the miners the doughnuts. They now
do not seem to have even the latter.
HAS BROKEN WITH L. A. 4907.
A Sonthslde Store Keeps Late Hours and
Will Now be Foiled.
L. A. 4907, salesmen, Knights of Labor,
claims that the Southside Installment Com
pany has violated the agreement which,
together with a number of leading houses in
the city, snch as Gusky's, the P. C. C. C.
and others it signed some time ago.
The agreement regulates the hours at
which the stores shall close during certain
seasons of the year, and complaint was made
at headquarters that the company were keep
ing longer hoars than they had agreed to.
There is one clause in the agreement, in
serted at the instance of the employes, which
is somewhat extravagant. It provides that
all stores nut complying with tbe conditions
of the agreement shall be declared non
union, and shall be posted as such in West
ern Virginia and Eastern Ohio, and that all
L. A.s and D. A.s shall be informed' of the
fact. Since the company referred to has
broken the agreement it will now be de
clared non-union and posted in the manner
They Slcned tbe Brewers' Scale.
The Keystone Brewing Company signed
the brewers' scale yesterday. Only the men
working at this particular brewery are con
cerned in the Keystone's signing. Other
breweries are still holding aloof.
A BIG DEAL SPOILT.
The Junction Railroad Said to be Afler a
Big Slice of Daaneine War.
About a month ago the Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroad people commissioned Black
& Baird to buy a large block of property on
Duquesne way, from Ninth street to Garri
son alley, to be used as the site for freight
yards and depot by the Junction Bailway
Another real estate dealer got id ahead
and secured options on all the property,
thus temporarily defeating the project. It
is said that the Junction people have in
view another available site.
Charsed With a. Serlon Offense.
Myron Beno, of Cbartiers, was brought to
jail last night on a commitment from 'Squire
Miles Bryan, of McKee's Bocks. Beno is
charged with a serious offense by Miss T.
Dickson, and was held for court.
Send In Tonr Vote
For Thomas' concert, which will be given
on Friday, November 1, at Old City Hall.
A great number of votes have already been
received at H. Kleber & Bros, music store,
but it is desirable that a large majority of
the 1,500 persons who are expected to attend
shall have expressed their preference and
decide whether they will have Mr. Thomas
give them No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 programme.
This will be a gala performance, for Mr.
Thomas has got together a truly phenomenal
orchestra, extra strong in numbers, and
every member of which is a solo artist.
The present indications are that the concert
will be an overwhelming success and mark
an era in the musical history of Pittsburg.
People who don't Apply soon are sure to be
A Big; Sematlon.
We call your attention to-day to our sale
of men's kersey, melton and worsted over
coats at ?10. Now you can buy a $10 over
coat any place, but the ones we shall offer
to-day at that price will be garments worth
really double the money. They surely will
create a big sensation, for whoever heard
of men's elegant overcoats (choice of kersey,
chinchillas or worsteds), silk-faced, satin
sleeve lining, cord edge and guaranteed first
class, going at the low price of 510. We
make the boast and can verify it that they
are the biggest bargain ever seen iu Pitts
burg. To-day we start 'em going at 10.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
To Sly Patrons and thePnhllc.
My branch Steamship and Exchange
office, at 639 Smithfield street, is" now open
for business. J. J. McCobshck, Agent.
810 OO TO CHICAGO.
Antnmn Excursion via the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Company will sell
excursion tickets to Chicago on Saturday,
October 26, for trains leaving Pittsburg at
7-25 A. alt, 12-20 and 1:00 P. M., central
time, good for return passage by trains
leaving Chicago until November 2. For
full information apply to Samuel Moody,
D. P. A., 1127 Liberty street. n
Peices for Friday and Saturday only,
embroidered flannels $1 00 and $1 25 quali
ties all to go at 75 cts.
Knable & Shtjsteb, 35 Fifth ave.
Bio money saved On blankets, com
forts, winter underwear, child's dresses,
coats and ladies' wrappers. Beduced prices
this week at Busy Beo Hive, cor. Sixth and
25 cents for 40-inch goods, double width.
Bead display ad about this remarkable bar
gain, and see them at once at American
dress goods department.
Boogs & Bohl.
New styles in English linen collars at
James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
The pfeasantest and most wholesome
drink is F & V.'s Pilsner beer.
Natural Gnu Dills Redncrd 75 Per Cent.
O'KeeteGas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth ar.
Fbidav and Saturday only, 75 ct silk
plushes all to go at 56 cts; all colors.
Knable & Shusieb, 35 Fifth ave.
THE AMERICUS CLUB WILL GO.
The Plttibnnt Republican Basloeae Men
Will Bally to- Gov. Foraker'a Aid.
Mr. H. D.W. English stated yesterday
that so many responses had been received in
answer to the Invitations sent out by the
Executive Committee for the trip ta War
ren, O., that an attendance of 200 members
is now assured. Governor Foraker is won
derfully popular with the club, and they
intend to give him a rousing send-off both
at Warren and Youngstown.
Tbe following invitation has been re
ceived from Hon. B George W. Cawfield,
Chairman of the Mahoning County Bepub
YotTKGSTOWN, O., October 22,1889.
George S. Hong bton. Secretary:
Bear Snt I understand the Americus Club
expects to be fn Warren, O., October 31, at the
time our Governor will be there. He comes
from there to us for an eveuiBg meeting, and
we want the Americus to come. 'We will do
our best to make it' pleasant for the club, and
know your presence will be productive of good.
G. W. Cawfield, Chairman.
A committee, consisting of Captain A. J.
Logan and Colonel Samuel Moody, left for
Youngstown yesterday moraine, and tele
graphed last eveniug that the clubs there
were prepared to give the Americus a royal
welcome. Governor Foraker, if at all able,
will Keep tbe appointment, and will be es
corted from Warren to Youngstown by the
IS CARNEGIE IN THIS, ALSO? '
A Story That He Ha the Purchase of a
Colorado Steel Mill In Froipecr.
A story was circulated yesterday, having
New York ostensibly for its origin, that Mr.
Andrew Carnegie contemplated the pur
chase of a steel rail plant in Southern Colo
rado. Tbe works on which he is said to
have eye were built by New York parties
eight years ago, and have an annual capacity
of 50,000 tons of steel rails, 12,000 tons of
bar iron, 100,000 kegs of nails and 30,000
kegs of railroad spikes.
Mr. Carnegie has. long been dissatisfied
with the freight rates on his product to the
West, and is said to desire a Western mill
to enable him to compete in the Western
markets with mills at Chicago, Joliet and
elsewhere. Mr. H. C. Frick said that he
had not heard of the scheme.
DID HE STEAL $150?
Thomas Trainer Goes to Jail Upon a
Charge Brought by a Woman.
Thomas Trainor was arrested yesterday
on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Ella Trnd
dle, before Alderman McKenna, charging
him with larceny from tbe person. The in
formation accuses Trainor of taking a sum
of money amounting to almost $150 from the
husband ot the prosecutrix.
In default of $1,000 bail Trainor was com
mitted to jail for a hearing next Tuesday.
B. tfc B.
50 pieces new broadcloths to-day at $1 25
and $1 50; finest, best bargain and choicest
shades of the season. Boggs & Buhl.
Beer, Iron and Wine.
A nntritive tonic for convalescents and
delicate ladies; full pint bottles 50c, at Jos.
Fleming & Sons, 02 Market st, ttssu
Silk remnants below cost
Dressgoods below cost.
Whitej;oods remnauU'below cost
KKjLBLE & Shtsieb, 35 Fifth ave.
The advantage given by Aufrecht's Elite
Gallery club tickets offered until November
1. Only a few days left. 516 Market street.
The use of Angostura Bitte'rs excites the
appetite and keeps the digestive organs in
Bargains for Friday and Saturday.
Enable & Shusteb; 35 Fifth ave.
The pleasantest and most wholesome
drink is F. & V.'s Pilsner beer.
New pattern in four-in-band scarfs at
James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
Kntnrn! Gas Bills Bedaced 73 Per Cent.
O'Keeee Gas Appliance Co ,34 Fifth av.
Cabinet photos, f L per dor. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st. TTSa
All qualities to go at 15 cts each, Friday
and Saturday only.
Enable & Shusteb, 35 Fifth ave.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
BOMB SPECIAL BARGAINS
42-Inch sideband costume cloth. These
are all wool and a real bargain, 60c.
12-inch solid colors, all wool, 37Xc
38-inch Tricot, extra value, 37c.
54-Inch all wool costume cloth. These
are choice colorings and worth 65c, 0c
54-inch striped suitings, all wool, 75c.
54-inch extra quality costume cloth,
Fine Imported.bToadcIoths, H, SI 37, 12.
VELVETS AND PLUSH.
18-inch an: plush at 50c.
24-fnch silk plush at 75c.
15-inch black and colored velvets at 50c
18-inch black and colored velvets at 75c
Our elegant and commodious
CLOAkAND SUIT ROOM
Offers to yon immense variety in low,
medium and finest imported garments.
Special provision for Misses and Chil
dren. Genuine Seal Garments at special
close figures to early-buyers.
0C19-TTS3U . V
M, 63 AND 65 WEP.T TWENTY-THIRD ST.,
LARGEST EXHIBIT OF
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA.
Ten Show Rooms filled with, the latest pro
ductions of tho Furniture and Upholstery
Art from th 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, laclndlas
those of our own manufacture.
Visitors to New York are cordially in vKed to
call aad examine oar stock and price. The
central location of our eatabHsfesaeat (adjela
lag Edea Masee) makes It easy of aeeesa frea.
all parts of t&e 0)9. . HwriH
ASSAULTS IX KEPBISiL.
It Is Alleg-ed That Earaltr to an OOcer Was
t the Bottom of Ibe SoHthslde Case.
Detective Bichard Kelly, of the Sonth
aide, yesterday arrested 'Stephen Lakomi.
who admits he was associated with James
Boski, another Pole, now in the workhouse
serving a sentence for drunkenness, in the
felonious assault on Wendel Dereaberger
early on Sunday morning. .Both the men
have had warrants issued for thes by
Alderman Schafer for a limilar offense some
time ago and are regarded as pretty hard
cases even among their own countrymen.
A curious fact was developed in this ar
rest which will be more fully brought oat
at tbe trial. Detective Kelly has been very
active in hunting up cases of illegal liquor
selling among the Poles, and has arrested
and convicted several for the offense who
are now doing time in the workhouse. The
Poles, who are very clannish, resented this
interference and plotted to obtain full ven
geance upon Kelly or his friends and rela
tives. Wendel Dorenberger, who is Richard
Kelly's brother-in-law, was the first vietim
of the vengeance threatened, and that he
escaped with his' life is little lets than a.
miracle. There will so doubt be several '
other arrests made in connection with thi 1
case if proofs ot the conspiracy can be ob
tained. But as no testimony can be had t
except from the Poles concerned in the mat- '
ter, it will be difficult to obtain witnesses
except one will turn State's evidence.
Day Nnriery Keeestloa..
A reception will be given by the
agers of the day nursery, at 262 North ave-$
..v, """"-ji .w-wj '"" " wiur.a. js
The ladies connected with the injtitutioa
are desirous of a large attendance the '
patrons of the nyrsery. They promise
pleasant refreshments to be- served to all
Arrested for SteaHno
John Mnldoon, 69 years of age, residine
at No. 17 Old avenue, was arrested at South
Eighteenth and Carson streeU.last evening,
by Officer Hike Wright, for stealing a meas
ure from Troutman's grocery store. Besides
the measure he had quite a large handle of
drygoods that he had taken from a Canon
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Host people put off providing tfce&eeM
weather Underwear too long. ,-r
Especially the man. (
It is unwise fn more ways than ob..
Take our stock, for instance, doubtless the
most complete In these cities, or any other c4ty.
just now it is fun up with fresh, new goods. If
you buy at once you are sure to get what yea.
want, and, stm more, get it when it la fa the
best possible condition for fssse&ate wear.
Letting It stay in the boxes may net hKt It,
out uoes is bo goou.-
Then another argument for bayisKeMlyfeaar,, '
that applies so striklacly to Cloaks aad Jaekete!
buying early jou avoid the rush that eetui jat
when the severe weather sets to.
Oar Underwear Departs) eat waste to serTei.-
J""- , .k
A wonderful exMfeitfos at elegant coeds,'
novel ties and staple fabric 1b tke Staek eeeaV
FJegantMattelesse Bordered Faria
in two widths of border.
Double-faced BriHteate. Diagonal MerrB-' ,
leux, Cashmere RevenrUe, Citsamore de Base, A
Melrose, Barathea, Georgette, Cashmere Leac," '
Taffeta Velante, and Busy other sew aad pop
ular weaves of elegant Bteefcs.
Forty-five new destgas la Jaeqaaraa, hsgfc
novelties, lnclnd4ag Stripes, BreeadesV'Brewi
catelles. Pekins, etc, 76c, See, aad X 7k
All the most reliable makes of Ciohanrasfa
the world. c '
New, fine finish Wool Henriettas.
69c to $160 a yard.
Sometimes it's the width. someHmes qaiHrr.
makes the price- , M&
Just a passing word to those sHghtiy-tae-
worse-ior-BaBdUsg Paris Hats aad Bonnets K
prlee on them, bat ft will paasto yea te see whyT
the cut was made.
We will tefl we oaa petet oat a saffct
imperfection, we oai taea sewed; tea was
toiled; sell them at a "seHed" priee.
To-day will Hkely flnbh them.
Extra qaalitf AH-wool Cashawres,
In a choice astertmeat of new shades!
35 inches wide at SSe. w
49 laches wide at 49a.
45 Inches wide at S9e.
These bargains are extraerdtaary.
All Freaea Goods except toe 49 teeh at e
that Is the best damestie masaEaetare.
Two special lots Ftee Cheaaie Curtains-cat
one-third to redase Meek.
Lot 1, redneed from 1 te 37 59.
Lot S, tedaeed fteea H 59 to 19 88.
Dea't wk fsr a stare eeavsatesti
hay Ctsafcs aad Jakt-NM weather aad j
asnttalaiam t Wart jsa atttad to K at
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