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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, "WEDISESDAY; ;OCTOBER
SO ADVAJjCEIN RATES
Contemplated by the Bail
roads at This Stage.
IEQtf MEN RESTING EASY.
The Contract With the Boads Won't
Expire Before May.
HEIGHT AGENT STEWART TALKS.
It was reported a day or so ago that there
was to be a general advance in freight rates
made about November 15, but coke andiron
ore were singled out in particular as two
articles that would have to stand the brnnt
for a certainty. The report caused consid
erable stir among iron ana steel manufac
turers, as they were not expecting it. A
number have been interviewed on the sub
ject and whether the trade can stand it, but
happilyat the veryoutstart General Freight
Agent Stewart of the Pennsylvania
Company gives a quietus to the excitement
"by denying that an advance is even contem
plated. In the interviews that follow the
importance of the ship canal to the lakes is
dwelt npon, but as the scheme is yet in
embryo iron men do not refer to it with
much confidence. The fact has been devel
oped that the iron business, at least, will
not bear higher freight rates, though there
istendencytoPush up" the traffic on man
ufactured articles. It is customary in the
spring, at the opening of navigation, to
deduce freight rates, and at the close to ad-Tance-them
slightly, and this rule may be
NO ADVANCE TO BE MADE.
In an interview last night, General
"Freight Agent Stewart said: ""There is ab
solutely no foundation for the rumor, as the
contracts with shippers are still in force,
sad the railroads will not break them at
this time of the vear. If any advance was
contemplated, t would surely be aware of
the fact, but as it is, I know nothing, ex
cept what I learned by reading an article in
an evening paper. The reporter who wrote
it may know more about the matter than I
do. j.f he does, I wonld like to know where
ie got his information."
"Then there will be no advance," ven
tured The Dispatch man.
"Of course not, at least you need look for
so advance in ore rates until about Hay 1,
"And then?" asked the interviewer.
"That time is so iar ahead that I do not
care to co on record as saying positively that
there will or will not be an advance.
"As for an advance in coke rates, that is
another thing about which the reporter
seems to know more than I do. I do not
expect an advance in the near future, and
joumay tell your readers so. No one can
ssy at present whether ccke rates will
advance or not. The scarcity of can, wbich
still continues, preclndes the possibility of
any such advance in the near future."
Mr. W. H. Singer was the next gentle
man visited. In response to the inquiry
-what he thought of the rumored advance in
rates, Mr. Singer said:
"It's all wrong. If anything, the rates
should be lowered instead of advanced.
Pittsburg manufacturers deserve lower rates
than they now have and the railroads could
afford to give them."
THE CANAL NO FACTOR.
"What effect will the proposed canal have
on railroad rates ?"
"Kates will be lower, of course? but the
canal is too far ahead in the future to be a
factor at present."
Mr. J. Laughlin, Jr., said on this sub
ject: "I have no knowledge of the matter, ex
cept that gained from an evening paper.
Speaking for myself, I think there is noth
ing worthy of consideration in the article
relating to iron ore."
"Then you have not heaid from therail
Toads of such an advance?" said The Dis
"No; and while I would not be surprised
to hear of an advance in tbe rates on fin
ished iron to Northwestern points, I do not
expect an aavance in ore rates.
Mr. J. H. Lindsay said : "No, there is
no advance in the rates on ore, to my
knowledge. I saw tbe article mentioned by
you, but gave it no consideration. I do not
look for an advance at present."
At A. 31. Byers & Co.'s office it was
thought that the report was rather prema
ture, and that the railroads had not given
notice of an advance, either now or in the
IT ABOSE IX BTJMOB.
Mr. E. H. Utley, of Carnegie. Phipps &
Co., stated that the matter was a mere
jumor, so iar as he knew, and that a promi
nent railway man, who would know if it
were true, said that he knew nothing at all
sbout any proposed advance. He said it
was a matter entirely within the power of
the companies, as the iuter-St,tte commerce
law gave them power to do so at any time
fcy giving notice as provided. Mr. TJtley
was not disposed to discuss either the justice
or advisability of an advance.
Another gentleman connected with steel
and iron manufactures, who would not al
low the um of his name, said that if such
advance had been made it had been based
on the prosperity of the trade. He said
that manufacturers had bongbt ore at a re
duced rate and that they could stand an. ad
vance since prices of manufactured articles
Mr.John Hood said he could not see any
thing Irregular in an advance if due notice
were given, as it was -understood that it cost
more to haul freight in the winter than in
warm weather, and it had been a settled
question so long that railway companies
weuld put up rates when lake" competition
ceased that he no longer regarded it as a
matter for comment Mr. Hood said that
both advances and reductions on freight
rates were disastrous and unjust if
notice were not given, but since the law re
quired ten days' notice of an advance to be
Riven and five days' notice in case of a re
duction he had no fault to find, as people
were given time to prepare for the change.
PETTI BOBBEKS AT WOEK.
This Time Business Men Alone Penn Avenue
Are Undo Victims.
The residents of Penn avenue and vicinity
nave been afflicted recently with a number
of petty robberies. Yesterday two more at
tempts at robbery were made. About 4
o'clock in the afternoon the side door of the
plumbing shop of Thomas Bamceen, at No.
1617 Penn avenue, was forced open during
-the absence of the proprietor. Two tills
were broken open, but no money was found,
and the thieves left, taking with them an
overcoat belonging to Bobert McLaughlin.
Crossing the street they entered the bakerv
of Fred Blubach. No one was in the store,
and they broke open the till. Mrs. Blubach
beard the noise and ran into the storeroom,
frightening the men away. There were two
of them, and their description has been
jrjven to the police, who are on the lookout
THB MOETALITI LIST.
Sixty 'Eight Deaths In the City Last Week-.
Tm Over 90 Tears.
Daring the week ending Saturday, there
vere 68 deaths in the city, three less than
the figures for the corresponding week of
last year. The East End leads with 32, the
Southside and Old City having 16 each.
The leading causes were consumption, 8;
diohtheria, 8; typhoid fever, 7; pneumonia,
7; croup, 5. Of the total 3 were over 70
vears, and 2 were more than, SO. Thirty-six
were natives oi Jf ltupurg.
THE POLES ERECTED.
The Bit. Oliver Electric Rand Heady to
Start Next Monday Discouraged Stock
holders Take Hope.
The work of pntting up the poles for the
overhead wires for the Jit Oliver Electric
Railway, on South Thirteenth street was
completed last evening, and Receiver Faw
cett announces that the road will be started
again next Monday. 'When the road was
first put in operation the conduit running
from Carson street to the head of South
'Thirteenth street would not work, and some
months were spent in making an effort to
overcome the difficulty. "When $6,000 had
been expended on the conduit without se
curing satisfaction from it,it was abandoned,
and an ordinance wes presented in Coun
cils, and passed, granting the right to use
tbe overhead system.
The road runs from Carson street up the
bill by way of Thirteenth street, the old
Pius street road, and back over Mt Oliver
to the first toll-gate on the Brownsville road.
It is the intention to make several improve
ments on the road in the shape oi new cars
which will be run at close intervals, thus
making it a great convenience to the people
of the hill.
The road will take a great deal of patron
age from the Mt Oliver Incline Company,
as it will reach all the principal points on
the hill, and will convey the passengers to
Carson street, the heart of the business por
tion of the Southside, and place them in
easy access of the old city. The wires will
be put on the poles, and the road will be put
in readiness for operation this week. The
directors and others interested have .great
faith in its being a success this time. The
original estimate on the cost of the road was
$60,000, but before the first car was run over
it the cost had reached nearly $120,000.
Some of the stockholders were discouraged
and were inclined to abandon it entirely,
but since it has been placed in the hands of
the receiver the future success of the railway
looks more favorable.
A SECOND VICTIM.
A Citizens Traction Line Grlpman Singu
larly Unfortunate A Colored Child
Crushed to Death.
About C:30 p. M. yesterday, as Emma
Stannard, a little colored girl, aged 4, at
tempted to follow a larger companion across
Penn avenue, between Twenty-eighth and
Twenty-ninth streets, she was struck by car
210 of the Citizens' traction line, and
badly injured. The gripman had been
ringing his alarm bell vigorously for fully
50 yards, but the little one was too intent
on following her companion, who was fleeter
The child was removed to the "West Penn
Hospital where she died at 7 P. m., about
two hours after being struck. The gripman,
William Marks, at once delivered himself
up at the Nineteenth ward station On his
return tnp, thorongblv broken down but
was immediately released on his own recog
nizances as the child was not yet reported
dead. Mr. Marks feels this misfortune
more keenly as it tends to give him the
reputation of being an unlucky man to take
charge of a car. as it was his car which
killed young Bichards at Frankstown ave
nue a short time ago. He will probably be
placed under a formal arrest until the con
clusion of the inquest which will be held
QUEER POLICE CASES.
A Precocious Child and an TJntaiored Son of
Emma WilEon, 11 years of age, living at
No. 24 Juniata street, Allegheny, went to
school Monday morning. She was intrusted
with 20 cents to rnn an errand. She was
not seen afterward up to midnight. Her
mother thinks she has spent the change and
is afraid to return home as she might get a
whipping. The girl has already been for a
term in Morganza, and has been regarded as
very incorrigible. Her mother will proba
bly send her back to Morganza. -
A distinguished young individual whose
Senegambian characteristics were very
strongly marked stood before Inspector JHc
Aleese in Central station last night, charged
with malicious mischief in trying -to bend a
valuable pane of glass with a stone and
failing in the attempt His name he said
was Charles Kelly, and his birthplace
Africa. His age he said was 11, and he
was six years in this country. He pleaded
in defense an uncontrollable impulse to re
duce the houses of the Eleventh ward to the
same degree of ventilatory perfection as the
nouses of Liberia, whence he came. He
was let off on promising iu future not to
mistake civilized dwellings for the huts oi
Africa's burning sands.
CHICKENS IN CRATES.
The Unmane Society Proclaims War
Against Commission Men.
The Humane Society held its weekly meet
ing yesterday afternoon. Agent O'Brien's
report related to the cruelty practiced upon
chickens packed in crates in such a manner
as to make it impossible for them to stand
up. The agent had remonstrated with the
commission merchants, who assured him
that it was the fault of the shippers. Agent
O'Brien notified them all that they would
be held responsible from this time forth.
The discussion on the matter was very
animated, the sentiment being that the
agent had acted perfectlv right in the mat
ter. A reformation was decided to be the
right thing, and the war will be begun at
EOIAL HUNGARIAN WINES.
The Government Agent to Establish Them In
Mr. M. Cossenass, agent of tbe Eoyal
Hungarian wine cellars at Buda-Pesth, is
in the city for a few days to appoint agents
for the sale of the wine. Some time since it
was discovered that both in Europe and in
this country French wines were being sold
as Hungarian, by which the latter lost a
good deal of their prestige. The Hungarian
Government, to prevent this, has caused all
the wines made in the territory to be sent to
the cellars at Buda-Pesth, whence they are
now sold. By this plan the Government
expects to again bring up the reputation of
its wines to the former standard.
SATISFIED THE LAW.
Ex-Alderman II. 8. Ayres Released From
Ex-Alderman H. S. Ayres, who was sen
tenced to a year's imprisonment in the
county jail and fined a little over 11 months
ago, was yesterday released on payment of
$700 fine and costs. The release was made
on order of Sheriff McCandless. The cbarge
he was convicted of was misdemeanor in
office and he had 33 days taken off his sen
tence for exemplary conduct
Opening Night School.
The Twenty-eighth ward school board
met last night and decided to open a 40
night term of school on next Monday even
ing. The matter of selecting the teachers
was left to the principal. The custom here
tofore has been to alternate the day teachers
and the same plan will be adopted this
season. The Twenty-sixth ward board has
also decided to have night school, and the
term will open on Monday evening.
Turkish Baths for Ladles.
Since the opening of the magnificent
Turkish baths at 84 Diamond street the
owner has received numerous communica
tions from ladies asking for a time to be ar
ranged for ladies to take the healthful baths.
In deference to these requests, Fridays, be
tween 8 o'clock A. M. and 5 p. M., have
been set apart, beginning next Friday.
Skillful lady attendants have been specially
engaged, who are proficient in the massage
art ladies will find no more delightful
place for a luxurious Turkish, Soman or
WHY THIS BLOCKADE?
The Pennsy Superintendent of Motive
Tower Gives the Keason.
A'KAPID GROWTH IN INDUSTRIES
Gives the Railroads More Business Than
They Can Handle.
WILL BE PUSHED FOR A TIME TO COME
The true inwardness of the cause of the
continued blockade in freight traffic on the
roads centering in this city was given by
two officials of the Pennsylvania Bailroad,
at present in Pittsburg, in the course of
conversation with a representative of The
Dispatch last night Stated shortly, the
reason for the abnormal condition of affairs
on the roads' is found in the sheer inability
of the companies to handle tbe traffic, due
solely to the rapid development of industrial
enterprises in this city and its vicinity, for
which no adequate preparation had been
Coming quite within the range of their
sphere of action there are no persons better
capable of explaining the situation than the
gentlemen referred to, Mr., F. Sheppard,
superintendent of motive power, and Mr.
C. P. "Worthington, chief clerk of the de
partment, both of Altoona. They are here
for the purpose of conferring with the Penn
sylvania Bailroad officials on the present
condition of freight traffic Mr. Sheppard,
on being asked to explain the causofthe
block in the traffic, said:
THE BLOCKADE EXPLAINED.
"Why, I should have thought that you
Pittsburg people would have known all
about that Don't you know that Pitts
burg has reached, within a few years, the
position of being the center of the largest
industrial district in the world, and that all
branches of trade right here have expanded
with buch rapidity as to have quite out
grown the carrying capacities of the rail
roads employed in hauling the product of
its enterprises? Every year increases the
number of routes leading out of and sur
rounding Pittsburg, due to the growth of in
dustrial undertakings in the neighboring
localities, and which, with every year, more
and more taxes the powers of 'the road to
overtake the trade.
"With regard to the car service it must
not be forgotten that with brisk business
comes equally brisk competition, producing
greater exactness among trades for certain
classes of cars, namely, those which suit
their particular business the best, and afford
them the greatest facilities for quick loading
or discharge. This matter of distribution of
cars is one of the most difficult that man
agers have to deal with. The iron, coal aud
coke trades require a certain stamp of cars.
and the point in management is to have the
cars of certain samples in the required
locality, while at the same time handling
others which from undefined causes may
have accumulated at that point"
THE MOTIVE PO WEE PUSHED.
"How about the motive power?"
"Well, with regard to that I can speak
only of my own division, .the main trunk
line, from this point to Philadelphia, but I
suppose the Western road is pretty much in
the same way. We have all the business
we can handle, if, indeed, the pnblic will
allow that we do handle it "We have done
a bigger business this year than ever before,
and it taxed our motive power to the ntmoit.
It must be remembered that the increase in
the traffic is really very great in recent
years. Six years ago 500 locomotives were
sufficient to handle the traffic between this city
and Philadelphia; the number on the roaa
now is 1,000. Our summer passenger traffic,
which was unusually heavy, is now over,
and we hope to be able to move all freight
age with as much promptitude as possible.
During the winter we have to shorten onr
trains, and we are.not supposed to carry .as
much as during the summer,-but we are
preparing to handle the traffic which this
winter will be larger than ever before.
There are 14 new locomotives in the shops
which will be on the road by Christmas,
and the Baldwin Locomotive "Works have
2d in hand, which they have promised us by
the end of the year, but of 4,000 new cars
ordered we have received 900, so that we
think we shall be able to take care of all the
business we get"
HO DECEEASE EXPECTED.
"Do you look for a decrease in traffic dur
ing the winter months?"
"Well, I did expect a little relief in that
direction during the bad season, but I am
sorry to say that as far as I can learn from
Philadelphia I am doomed to disappoint
ment We shall not be so rushed -as during
the summer, but, from what I can learn, we
shall have our hands full for some time to
Both gentlemen displayed great interest
in the difficulty between the founders and
their molders. Five hundred are employed
at Altoona, but nearly all are on contract
work. In connection with the price paid
for molding in his shops.Mr. Sheppard said:
"All the moldera earn high wages as com
pared with rates elsewhere. Indeed. I am
rather ashamed to mention what some of
them make beside the usual run of wages
for that class of work."
Both gentlemen return to Altoona to-day.
TO MEET THE PAN-AMERICANS.
The Philadelphia Company Has Not Been
Asked to lllnke a Gas Display.
A meeting of the chairmen of the differ
ent Pan-American Committees was held
yesterday in the Chamber of Commerce. A
committee was appointed to meet the
delegates on the train at Steubenville
Wednesday afternoon next and escort them
to this .city. The train bearing the delegates
will arrive about 7 o'clock.
Outside of this there was little done at
the meeting beyond a general discussion on
the entertainment of the distinguished
visitors. The question of finances also came
up. It was found that the money could be
raised without trouble. The General Re
ception Committee will meet again on Satur
day afternoon to complete theirarrangements.
An official of the Philadelphia Company
stated yesterday he had received no notice
of the Mechanical Exhibit Committee
wishing a display of natural gas. He stated
that he had no talk with the committeemen,
and beyond what he read in The Dis
patch several days ago, he had no intima
tion that the company would erect the stand
pipes in the river and turn on the gas.
Throwing at the Convent.
The sisters connected with the Convent of
St Anne, on Washington street, Allegheny,
made complaint to Mayor Pearson last night
in regard to the throwing -of stones by a
number of mischievous boys. Yesterday
one of tbe sisters narrowly escaped serious
injury from a missile thrown into the
grounds of the convent t
HITHER AND THITHER.
movements of Pltuburscrs and Others of
Colonel J. K. Shafer, of Cedartown, Ga.,
is in town for a few days to attend the funeral
of his mother. The Colonel is well known in
this locality as formerly Superintendent at Co
lumbus of tbe Pennsylvania lines. He gives a
very favorable account of the industrial pro
gress of the new South, and verities the state
ments already reported of tbe Influx of botn
American and foreign capital for tbo develop
ment of the great natural resources iu tbe
B. H. Lewis, a well-known Pittsburger,
formerly Vice President of the Calumet Iron
and Steel Company, and of the Milwaukee
Furnace Company, and at present President of
tbe Chicago Furnace Company, of Chicago, is
now located at No. 71 Broadway, New York
City. Mr. Lewis Is interesting a number of
Plttsburgers In certain deals in the iron and
steel business In the West
B. O. Christy went to Philadelphia last
night to attend & meeting of tbe Union Prohib
itory League, . " ,
POLITICAL WAR CLODDS.
A C.I- IHacee Colored Clnb Organized After
Sams Factional Unctions Closed 01ect
Ins In the Franklin School.
The colored population on the Hill was
busy last night, and -proceedings were so
mixed as to be rather unintelligible to the
uninitiated. According to representations
made by one side Broadax Smith et al
wanted to organize a Flinn club in the
Thirteenth ward. Colonel Bobert Smoth
ers, Thomas Gatewood aud other prominent
colored men opposed the proposition, some
of them, at least, holding that Broadax and
his party were nothing more nor less than
independent Democrats. A representative
of the Smothers crowd stated that they had
intended to meet in the Thirteenth ward
schoolhouse, but were prevented by tne
machinations of the Broadax party, and that
they went to a private house and effected
their purpose by organizing a C. I. Magee
club of Simon-pure, unadulterated Repub
licans. A call was made at the Thirteenth ward
schoolhouse, but it was dark. Mr.Xawton,
one of the Board of Directors,, was seen,
and he stated that the board had granted
permission to colored people to hold a
meeting on Thursday night He said he
knew the permission had been granted, for
he was the iourth.who had given consent,
thus making a majority. Mr. Lawton did
not appear to know to which faction per
mission to occupy the house had been
Now comes another version of the affair
which does not "consist" with the above.
It is as follows:
The meeting of colored Bepublicans of
the Thirteenth ward, called by "Broadax"
Smith and Bobert Smothers, was not held
at the Thirteenth ward schoolhouse last
night as announced. When Smith, Smoth
ers, Joseph Hanks, Joseph Allen, Wash.
Walls and a number of others went to the
schoolhouse they fonnd it locked up. They
met T. J. Gatewood, Scott Tapir, William
Gatewood and some more colored residents
of the ward, who have announced themselves
as opposed to "foreigners and invaders"
from other wards coming into the Thirteenth
ward and organizing a Thirteenth ward
club. . A wordy war resulted between the
two factions, and at one stage, it is alleged,
a revolver, which was in a man's coat
pocket, was shoved against Wiliam Gate
wood. The Gatewood clique, it was stated,
had managed to induce the school directors
to have the schoolhouse locked up, and
hard names were freely exchanged. No
blood was shed, however, and the Smith
Smothers delegation withdrew. They pro
ceeded to the house of Joseph Manks, No.
6 Beed street, where the C. L. Magee Club,
of Pittsburg, was organized. There was an
attendance of fully 60 persons, it was stated,
at least 0 of whom were claimed as resi
dents of the Thirteenth ward. Bobert
Smothers acted as Temporary Chairman.
In the meantime Gatewood, Tapir et al
triumphantly announced that the Colored
Political Association of the Thirteenth
ward will hold a meeting in the school
house Thursday evening, and that visitors
would be present from the Workingmen's
Political and Protective Association.
The cause of all the trouble is that Smith
and Smothers have been organizing clubs in
the various wards, and Gatewood and others
oppose outsiders organizing a club in their
ward. The end is not yet.
On the way back from the Thirteenth
ward a reporter called at the Franklin
schoolhouse and found a considerable body
oi colored men excitedly discussing some
thing he could not make out. As soon as
he got fairly into the hall he was asked if
he had the password, and, being unable to
give it, he was invited to vacate. The dis
missal was as courteous as a proceeding of
that kind conld well be, but it was em
phatic nevertheless. One gentleman fol
lowed the reporter out, but another member
brought up the rear as thoueh fearful the
first might give something away. Several
members were subsequently tackled, but"
they did not shed any"light on the matter:
further than to state that it was a club
meeting and private. They talked generally
about political exigencies, etc., especially
the latter, but there was no luminasity of
consequence in the explanations.
THE FOURTH JAIL DEATH.
The Terrible and Unavoidable Result of a
The death of Francis Wolff yesterday at
the county jail from excessive alcoholism,
certainly not as the retail licenses say, be
ing caused by liquor drank on the premises,
was regarded as a very extraordinary sequel
to the three other deaths which have taken
place under the same circumstances within
a short time. The body of the deceased lay
in the morgue last evening, and showed the
man to be apparently muscular and, apart
from the abuse of his system by drink, a
healthy looking man. A very slight bruise
was observable on the forehead, just as in
the case of Wesley Way, but there was no
discoloration of the head or face.
Henry Wolff, son of the deceased, called
about 9 p.m. to view the remains of his
father, the first time a meeting occurred
since Friday morning, when Mr. Wolff went
to work. The vouth, who was an intelligent
young man of about 20, was so affected by
the sight that he could hardly articulate.
He said of his father that he was a general
laborer, livine at 34 Pike street. Allecrhenv.
He was 54 years of age, and never had been
ill a day in his life as far as he knew. A son-in-law
of the dead man, who was also at the
morgue, admitted that he had been in the
habit of drinking, and, probably, to excess.
The jail authorities state that the utmost
possible care of tbe man had been taken, and
the death was attributable solely to the
permeation of alcoholic residue in the, sys
tem. The examination of the body certainly
bore out the above statements.
The inquest will be held at the Coroner's
office this morning. .
UNDER THE SIDEWALKS.
The Best Location Yet Suggested for Elec
tric Wire Conduits.
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Public Works, said yesterday, when speak
ing of the resolution which passed Councils
to put all wires underground, that he thought
the most feasible plan, aud one attended
with least interruption to traffic, would be
to place the conduits under the sidewalks.
If this work were done as a speculation, the
city should reserve certain privileges, such
as a right of way and the regulation -of rates
to be charged.
Chief Brown, of the Department of Public
Safety, thought the plan a good one, if it
did not interlere with the cellars which so
frequently extend beneath tbe sidewalk. It
would certainly occupy less space than tear
ing up the middle of the street. He was not
prepared to give any extended report on the
subject at present, as he had already stated,
but, as the wires were increasing in popula
tion so rapidly, the same remedy should be
applied as nature provides the too rapid
multiplication of the human race to burv
them. This should certainly be done before
all the streets are roofed in with wires, which,
altnough they might keep off the rain,
would also keep out the sun and bring Pitts
burg back to more "Dark Days" than Hugh
Conway ever dreamed of.
A GLASS WORKER IK JAIL.
Julius Stevens, of Zanesvlllc, O., Supposed
to be Insane.
Julius Stevens, a glass worker, of Zanes
ville, O., was committed to jail yesterday,
pending the arrival of his wife and other
relatives. A day or two ago he went into
the office of McCully & Co., on tbe South
side. He removed bis clothing, which he
hung up. and then walked out into the
street The police took him in charge,
and he was held to inquire as to his sanity.
HEADQUARTERS FOR TRUSSES.
Over 100 Kinds From 81 ts 815 Ench.
If in need of a truss, go where they keep
the largest assortment; go "where they make
them and v know how to adjust trusses and
guarantee a fit
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PBOSSERIS IN DOUBT.
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One of Krupp's Guns Could Not Kick
Harder Than Some People Do
OK THE BIG ARTILLERY SITE STORT
And let There are Circumstances and
Stories That Dovetail.
MR. H'lLYAIN HOT EXPLAINING AS TET
Whether Mr. Krupp, of.Essen, Germany,
is or is not thinking of coming to or near
Pittsburg to establish a gun factory, has
been atheme of much speculation ever since
the story was started in an evening paper
lost Friday. This interest was naturally
stimulated by publication in The Dis
patch yesterday morning of a gentle
man's assurance that he could con
firm the reported negotiations. The project
seemed to be one whote size might
entitle it to distinction, whether
verified in detail at the outset or
not There were, however, yesterday some
people who insisted that the publication of
stories of the intentions of Krupp are in
spired by people attempting to get up a
speculation in lots in the vicinity of Monon
gahela City, and for no other purpose. In
deed a representative of the firm of Thomas
Prosser & Son, of New York, agents of
Fred Krupp, of Essen, Germany, called
at The Dispatch office yesterday and
stated that he thought the story could not
be true, or his firm would not have been
given the eo-by. He said he thought they
would certainly have been told of the pro
posed move, as they had been Krupp's
American representatives for 30 years. Mr.
Prosser said he thought the story might
have arisen from the fact that he had been
corresponding,' some time ago, with the
Pennsylvania Secretary of State in refer
ence to natural gas fuel and other advan
tages in a manufacturing way in this
. KRUPP'S LETTEB HEAD.
He stated that he had thoughtlessly used
Krupp letter head papers in the.correspond
ence, and thought the impression might
have gotten out in this way. He referred
to the tact of his being in the city just at
this juncture as a curious coincidence, but
stated that he was on his way further west.
Mr. Prosser also stated that he under
stood a son of Herr Krupp was now travel
ing in America, and of course he did not
know what all might be in contemplation
through the young man. There was, how
ever, another and unauthorized person,
formerly connected in some way with
Krupp's works at Essen, who had been
likewise traveling in this countrv, and
had been doing some unauthorized
talking, unauthorized at least by
competent, authority. He professed to be
lieve that out of this concentration of cir
cumstances had grown the story of the big
deal up the Monongahela river.
Further, Mr. Prosser stated that Krupp
had been offered $1,000,003 to allow his
name to head an enterprise in Italy. Mr.
Prosser said he had cabled to Essen to learn
the truth or falsity of the Monongahela
story, but that, owing to the difference of
time between there and Pittsburg, no an
swer could be gotten last night.
JI'ILVAIU NOT HEADY TO TALK.
Attorney Mcllvain, when asked further
about the matter yesterday, said that if tbe
inquirer did not think the negotiator was
Krnpp or his representatives, he (the re
porter) might say it was a Belgian plate
glass manufacturer, or anything else he
chose, and talfced also as though outside
faith in this case was not an ingredient on
which salvation was dependent. He inti
mated that he was indifferent whether the
story were credited or not, and said he was
not prepared to do any explaining; but
wpuld say that his -part of 'the business had
been to get options, and that? he had gotten
them on tracts aggregating 1,300 acres, and
he could already sell one option and make
$2,500 were he privileged to deal for him
self. Mr. Mcllvain denied that he had any in
terest in any lot speculation as charged by
some, and said that tbe man who asserted it
mnst be a relative of Ananias by adoption.
He also stated that there wasn't a lot for
sale nearer than three miles ot the land in
In conclusion Mr. Mcllvain said he had
nothing to take back, and spoke as though
there was no necessity for either correction
or explanation just at present Even it
nothing should ever come of the negotiations
or options any more than there did of the
English overtures for local breweries that
fact could hardly alter or detract from the
importance of such a project as this, whose
inception was rimply and squarely vouched
foray a gentleman who said he was in a
position to know, and which was not denied
by other gentlemen admittedly in such a
WANT HATS BACK.
The Reverend Doctor Receives, a Warm
Letter of Sympntbr.
Bev. I. N.Hays, of the Central Presby
terian Church, Allegheny, who resigned the
pastorate on account of a reduction in sal
ary, last night received a letter from the
young men connected with his church, com
mending him for his action in resigning
and expressing the hope that matters would
soon assume such shape as to permit of his
return at his former salary. The young
people of the church are unanimous in
wanting the return of the pastor.
Dr. Hays was seen at his residence
by a Dispatch reporter last night.
He said: "I have as yet formed no planafor
the future, but will continue to officiate as
pastor of the church until the meeting of the
Presbytery on the second Tuesday in De
cember. It in not unwillingness on'the part
of the members to support the church, but
simple inability. Many of tbe young men
and women of the congregation are employed
as clerks at small salaries, and contribute
according to their limited means. The finan
cial trouble is chiefly owing to the location
of the church.While the church is in a por
tion of the city well adapted for spiritual
warfare against sin, it does not attract the
more wealthy class of church goers."
A FEMALE DETECTITE.
Hott a Woman Kept Wntcb on the move
ments of a Friend's Hasband.
Alderman McKenna had a picnic in his
office yesterday with Mrs. Annie Swoger
and Miss Nora Miller. It was alleged by
Mrs. Swoger that the other woman had
called at her house and energetically stated
her belief in her ability to whip Mrs.
Swoger. The plaintiff's husband was pres
ent, and ignored his wife's presence. Miss
Miller concluded to waive a defense and
enter bail for court.
The evidence of Mrs. Swoger showed how
her husband had gradually fallen away
from his home; how he bad kept a picture
of Miss Miller, telling his wife that it be
longed to a friend from whom he had taken
it in sport. Mrs. Patrick told hpw she had
acted the role of amateur detective, shadow
ing Mr. Swoger to the house of Miss Miller
by means of a view from a house on the
opposite side of the street.
The house in which. Miss Miller lived re
ceived some hard knocks during the hear
ing, but the defendant said that she was a
dressmaker and knew nothing wrong.
Ghost S(orles In the Dark.
The Lotus Club, of the Southside, are
making preparations' to celebrate Hallow
een in an old fashioned way to-morrow
night The party will be about the same as
last year, when the -members of the club re
galed themselves with nuts, taffy and cider,
after which the lightr were extinguished,
and every man, under penalty of a fine, was
A TEACHER ON A STRIKE.
Miss Wolfe, of tbe Spring-field School, Re
fines to Teach tbe High School Class
Some of tbe Pnplls Left.
At the Springfield School, Twelfth ward,
there has been some dissatisfaction caused
by the circulation of reports concerning the
standing ot the school. It has been as
serted that the school was deteriorating
educationally as well as numerically. Dr.
McCready, a director of the school, was
askedabout the matter. He said r
"The only troubleisbetween some teachers.
Miss Wolfe, one of the teachers, is annoyed
because the board ordered her to teach the
High School class in connection with her
other duties. At the same time we in
structed Miss Hancock, the principal, to
supervise the whole school, relieving her
from teaching entirely. Miss Wolfe be
came angry, and I believe refused to teach
the High School class at the resumption of
studies after tbe last vacation. The reason
we have no High School class this year
is not tbe fault of the school. It
is mainly due to the fact that Miss Wolfe
notified the High School pupils previous to
the last vacation that when school resumed
there would be no such class. Frank Staub,
son of Dr. Staub, when told that there
would be no High School class, quit and
went to the O'Hara school. His example
was followed by Elmira Curtis, who went to
the Grant school, (and Charlie Waggoner.
Subsequently he was followed by Charlie
Corf. After the first conple left I instituted
an investigation into the cause of their leav
ing. "Professor 'Luckey made a statement to
me that the cause of so many failures in the
public schools was due to the fact that
principals would persist in teaching instead
of supervising their schools. We tried his
device and it has worked well. While
Professor Logan was principal the high
school class failed. We had a different
result, however, at the last examination.
We passed every pnpil we sent up to be
examined. It is true that in the
month of September the average
attendance was under the maik.
This is attributed to three causes. First,
the Catholic schools took their children
away. This reduced our numbers 25 to 30.
Then there were absent about the same num
ber. We also lost the High School' class,
making a total loss for that month of about
TO. Since then the school has increased,
ana yesterday we had an attendance of 401
out of 438. We have now a number suffi
cient to retain the ten teachers, and there
fore no dismissal will take place."
Miss Hancock was subsequently seen. She
said: "All the teachers in my school are
working well except two. One of them so
far forgets her position as to come out in the
public print and admit insubordination.
"At the opening of this term all the pupils
were present with the exception of one, Miss
Curtis. I went to her home and saw her
eldest sister, who told me that she had left
because the High School class had been
dropped. Before a month had elapsed three
other High School scholars left for the same
cause. Miss Wolfe told me, beside telling
her class, that she would not teach them this
A MINISTER'S WILD SOS.
Rev. Alexander Jacksoa Takes Homo His
A flying trip was made to the Southside
yesterday morning, by Bev. Alexander
Jackson, formerly pastor of the Southside
Presbyterian Church, but now of Gait, On
tario. His object was to secure possession
of his son, Armstrong, a young man of
about 18 years, who disappeared from the
Earental roof about the middle of last week,
aving been in this city since Saturday.
The young'man, with some youthful com
panions, was out in a yacht on the lake last
week for a couple of days, and he came to
Pittsburg without his parents' knowledge.
On arriving here Sunday morning he tele
graphed his father, notifying him of his
whereabouts, and received a reply that
money to return home would come to him
on Tuesdav morning. He was stunned with
surprise when his lather came to his tempo
rary home, on South Twentv.second-street,1
belore daylight, and hustled him on to tne
Mr. Jackson had no account to give of the
boy's strange manner of leaving home.
Big Day for Accidents.
Clark's mill was the scene yesterday
afternoon of a number of minor accidents.
An employe named Thombson, while at
at work, had one (ye burned out by a flash
of metal. Ered De Armitt had a hand
crushed and a workman named Meliski had
his arm crushed in some machinery.
Against Changing the Name.
Sherwood Council No. 160, Jr. O. TJ. A.
M., will vote on the change of name on
Thursday night The majority of the mem
bers are against the change. The vote will
be almost unanimous against it. At a meet
ing of Lofena Council in Allegheny there
was a majority of 30 against the alteration.
EXCURSION TO BALTIMORE
Via the B. fc O. B. E.
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to Baltimore at rate of $8 for the
round tiin. from Nov. 7 to 12 inclusive.
good to return until the 16tb, on account of
tne uatnoiic congress, xrains leave jriiu
burg at 8 A. M. and 9:20 P. H.
Two Drives for To-Day.
To make it lively we will sell to-day about
050 men's kersey and chinchilla overcoats,
in gray, blue, brown and black, for the
ridiculous low prices of 5 and $6.
This will give everybody a chance to wear
an overcoat The above prices we name
positively for to-day only. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House.
The McClellan House, Gettysburg, Pa.,
is to be sold at public sale November 6,
1889. The great number of visitors to Get
tysburg makes it a desirable point for a
good hotel. The property to be sold is sus
ceptible of improvement and enlargement
at comparatively small outlay. See adver
tising column. siws
This Chilly Atmosphere
Demands that gentlemen protect themselves
against colds by changing thin clothes for
thicker. The celebrated Brokaw Bros.'
New York tailor-made garments are beyond
compare the handsomest in the market
Sold only in Pittsburg by A. L. Sailor, cor.
Sixth and Market streets. VTF
Sterling Silver Spoons
And forks and a large variety of ladles,
berrv spoons and fancy pieces, at E. P.
Boberts & Sons, cor. Fifth ave. and Market
Don't Lose r
The advantage given by Aufrecht's Elite
Gallery club tickets offered until November
1. Only a few days leit, 616 Market street
Ask your plumber for Anderson Gas
Saving Burner. ws
Wondebful How mothers save money
buvlhg their infants' coats, slips, caps, etc.,
at Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Doll Given Away
This week to all purchasers in our infants'
department Fleishman & Co.
Ladles' Fob Cbalns
In great variety of stvles at Henry Terhey
den's Jewelry House. 530 Smithfield st
s MWP -
Ask your plumber for Anderson Gas
Saving Burner. ws
No chapped hands after doing your wash
ing with Walker's wax soap. itwihP
A New Fuel Gaatfor Hills.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co.,34 Fifth av.
t'AsKU yournIuMberrfor,Andeea Qa
SavkevBuraer.J;' .3&is li&ft&n
A SAND-MINE OWNER.
Col. J, W. Moore, the Ei-Coke Oper
ator! in a Hew Business.
A FEEDER FOREW GLASSWORKS.
The Leesbnrg Sand Company's Plant is
Mercer County Boaght.
THE CAPACITY WILL BE INCREASED
The plant of the Leesburg Sand Company,
in Mercer county, was yesterday sold to J.
W. Moore, the ex-coke operator, who will
use it as a feeder to the new Charleroi Glass
Company at Bellevernon. The company was
formerly composed of- S. W. Vandersaal;
William H. Harrison, James Harrison and
A. B. Butledge, of this city. The sand mines
are located at Leesburg, on the line of the
Western New York and Pennsylvania, for
merly the Buffalo, New Tork and Philadel
phia Bailroad. They are 15 miles above
New Castle, between that town and Mercer.
The plant is half a mile from the railroad,
and a siding is to be laid from the works to
the Western New Tork and Pennsylvania
The new companv will be known as the
Leesburg Sand an Mining Company, and
will be composed of the following well
known gentlemen: W. J. Moore. A. B.
Butledge and Charles H. TJlery. The two
latter gentlemen have been in the'employ of
Mr. Moore while the latter was in the coke
enlaeging the peant.
They will enlarge the plant and go into
an extensive business. The old company
had drawn plans, etc., to increase their
facilities, and the new firm will carry them
out The capital stock will be increased
and the business placed upon a firmer
financial basis. It is not yet known what
Mr. Moore paid for the works as only the
preliminary papers were made out yester
day. The deal will be wound up Friday or
Saturday, and the new firm will take hold
about the latter part of the week.
About four months ago the old company
hired a lot of men in this city, and have
been working the mines since that time.
The hills contain millions of tons of sand ot
different grades, especially a fine variety of
silica. Most of the product has been sold
to rolling mills, blast furnaces and window
glass house) of this city. The company will
try to run out an extra fine quality oi plate
glass sand, which will be shipped to Belle
vernon. They will also own their own
freight cars, and will not have to depend
upon the railroad companies for equipment
to move their product
uembebs op the company.
The names of those in the new Charleroi
Glass Company have not been published.
The company will be composed of J. W.
Moore, A. E. Chandler, of the Standard
Plate Glass Company; A. Hartupee, of this
city; Messrs-. Alexander and Sloan, of
Greensburg, and Bullitt, of Philadelphia.
The fine glasshouse sand the Leesburg Com
pany expects to .get will be shipped to Belle
vernon and nsed'in the new glasshouse. It
is expected that most of this special product
will be consumed la this way. The glass
company will, therefore, get their sand
cheaper than other companies.
The Mr. Chandler in the new company is
a well known engineer, and a brother-in-law
of H. Sellers McKee, the window glass
m anu facturer. .Mr. Hartu pee is also related
by marriage. to Mr. McKee. 'The company
expect to begin, the work of breaking ground
for the new glass plant within a few days.
They have already sold a nnmberof lots for
building purposes at lock No. 4.
Ribbons! iRibbenil Ribbons!
Iaaddition toour large stock of. ribbons
we have just made the largest purchase of
the season, at creat sacrifice to the im
porter.? We ptopose ,'to'giTa:ourcHstotaewJ
tbe benefit of itoXheyare cheap at w bL
75 cents per; yard, but themust all go at X
cents, at The People's Store , .
Campbell & Dick.
.Two, Drives for To-Day.
To make'it lively we will sell to-day about
550 men's kersey an J chinchilla overcoats',
in gray, blue, brown and black, for th
ridiculous low pricesof ?5 and $6.
This will give everybody a chance to wear
an overcoat The above prices we name
positively for fcwlay only. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
If you hold a family ticket for Hendricks
& Co.'s photograph' gallery, 68 Federal
street, Allegheny, U9e it and get a handsome
life-size crayon for Christmas 'of yourself or
Gents and ladies, a very large assortment
of beautiful designs1 at Henrv Terhevden's
Jewelry House, 630 Bmlthfield st arwr
Ask your plumber for Anderson Gas
Saving Burner. ws
Eveby faraily in Allegheny county can
save fully 530 per year in actual money on
the wear 'and tear of their clothes by using
Walker's wax soap. Mwrhp
Ask your- plumber for Anderson Gas
Saving Burner. ws
See our neckwear display.
James H. Aikeh & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
ImpuciLiES jn the Liver.
Wben tbe Liver is crowded or clotted
with a mass ot' Impurities. Its action be
comes slow and difficcit. Pleurisy,
Headache, Fain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result-
ing, 11 unchecked. In .
BBOKEN DOWN SY8TEMS.
When you have these symptoms, try a
lew doses of theeennine
Celebratel Liver Pills.
Price, 25 cents. 'Sold byall druggists,
and prepared- only by Fleming Bros,,
Pittsburg, Fa. Beware of counterfeits
made in aCEouis.
Never fail to cure.
80DEK MINERAL PASTILLES,
80DEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the great European remedy against all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.
Sold byall Druggists.
Small boxes. 25c; large boxes, 59c
CALIFORNIA. FRUITS EVAPORATED
J peaches and apricots, very choice: alo
Golden Gate canned fruits, wholesale and re
tail, by . JNQ. A. REN8HAW 4 CO
, , Family Grocers,
005-75-WS '. Liberty and Ninth Ms.
FOR HALLOW E'EN-A FULL LINE OF
foreign ami doaestio bbw sSeHbar kg. J.
ua sseitta ajmssos. juatey's woeee MMtej
H jTsu 1IW WfreWfj W9MB aflB tn '
F0DKBERS 19 MAIK TIIXS.
One Mannfaelsrsr Meets Ws Men wirkl
Being Sent 6b of toe Chy.
There now seems to be a dispesiliea
among lounders to treat wrfh their i
are on strike. - M. -Merri. of the I
v.ny Jtounary, named three of his i
committee to meet him fot the ptMrpesJ of
settling the questfon of aa iawsase-lfche
committee will report'to-day. g
Several manufacturers have sestifWrf
molds to out-of-town foundries to hSiefafr
portion oi tneir orders filled. T&eftetisj
known to the Execntive Committee e ' the
strikers. They have taken measares a seej
that the work will be performed oaiy o1
such terms as will be mutually satirt cteryf
A founder seen yesterday said tfea, tttgll
and keep his men in work durineadnllte-
season were nullified by the aetten if.,Hspr',
ujuiuers rn waiua uuu ait eeaHaa oaa
vceu uun irqm aim. ana seat to xiWBfsj,
town, and he would not make any eflertitoj
start up on outside orders until next vearTSstS
BUILDING PERMITS ISttllftf
The Mission Snndny School to SreeC Few
Dwelling; Hones. ' (-
The Mission Sunday Sebeel yesterdsyl
took building permits for the efeestWa
four two-story brick" dwellings, ' MsM'
feet each, to cost 54.000. and a ose-aterv:
brick Sunday school building, 31x72 feet,7 to
i. p,vw. ike jucauou u at tae aorater ,
Eeed and Colwell streets. $f 4
Charles F. Beck & Son took a permit hr.
a iwo-siory Dries, printing omee and beK
bindery to cost $2,900. The building will'
be 47x50 feet, and will be ereeted es SWieV
street, Thirty-seeoad ward.
MIS. CRACEI AA
The Woman Who Set Fire ta KeneViBtsa ,':
la a DeHrlnm of Fever. . 'r
Mrs. Lena M. Craley died yesterday, at
tbe West Penn Hospital, after a week's? m '
tense agony. For some hours befereJW1
death 'sbe was unconscious and kerf MM
passed away in a delirious fever: ItwSlke
remembered that Mrs. Craley, about a week--
ago, saturated nerseit witn careen gAj
tnen set net dress anre.
ABOUT-Dresa Goods, TriMnrisiftl
Ribbons, Ladies' OversjaKers 34 HaH
Wes' Caps. j,
JDS. HQRNE i MM
Ptttsbceo. October St. 1
We have talked Drees Gee al
tins far and the Bete! hasn't i
A furrow thraogh the praMe,
plowman might express it
Every piece of Dress GoeJs kas4tsj
trimming or ratter Hs many. S
to go with everythia&bat there
limit to the beautiful ttws olUattSl
Faints are these. DeFJttotafic
pie expect to keep aHve the tfejt-aftti
woaM afaaoot teem so.1-
TnS popatar tttamiejr. te .ojtaek
Gold, rioh Persian colors, e.,te. '
Full lines of theFresMertBwW,
plkjae and Giap Feists, in a I
and popular .designs.
6-iaeh Cerd a4 Tassel FitagwS
shades, made of the heat- sewtarf
twist, and much asere thM atvat
at Jl 60 a yard.
Black, plataueeiewd aaizfahfl
Applique Points hi aM Mm aewsstf
most popular deei
Bpeclal novcM la newMHs.nl
and Cord Princes.
Fringes of tae best torts, HI
Fur Trlmmlsgg, Mm very;
grade, satta-He4 and i
f csra Anjif uuWf
Monkey, , t
JrhiDwQsro sWtt wVvvBS SKBtt J
What -a OlMuuKy yes aAes
pate those (Hfieslties. Dealets,lhw
foHow their few odd shades ec,
materials with fall lines of
None have so eeaplete ttaes eC 1
and ojd shades in Dress Geeis i
have, and there's RHtfcoa for
shade la onr big Kfthon. Pepsi Ma nfl
New Sato and Velvet Kthhaas I
most complete Has ef shades IMfcej
latest London dyes in these
New Velvet effects fa Mhhsas.
Wateh the BibhoB. Therhttnsl
"Riehoas Bearish." Tire sB8thrJ
Ns.9self-ee)efed Faaey Strips Mhj
boa, Me a yard.
No. tt ssM-cotored Faaey niilpiH 3
ban, 13e a yard-
We have a large Hae ef Laee'
qaaHty heavy Breadeleth '
Plates, . ae a pak;
fAffiafoiaorsv. wt a pur; saee t a
Tbey.eeBe in aH the
Press QeaeVs, saeh as m
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