Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 31, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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IMUMssaWJ J.' Mip ii urn n i laipm ii an i mini jiM ! i pi i I i HHr" " ' - "
ffl. A lawrenceyjire Man Work
ing on, Great Model.
rac-Simile of the Great New York
t North River Bridge.
In a little unassuming house on Thirty
ninth street lives TJrpan Hahrer, 78 years
of age He is a remarkable character and
is working on a remarkable model, a repre
sentation of the Bridge -which will span the
Korth river, between New York and Jersey
City, opening up more direct railroad com
munication between New York, New Jersey
and necessarily Pennsylvania.
The design of the bridge was conceived
by Gustav Lindenthal and he has handed
over the construction of the model to Mr.
Mahrer and to Mr. Stenbe, of Hazelwood.
One of the gentlemen is building the me
chanical part of the bridge and the other is
working on the towers.
The bridge will be suspended from two
shore towers, one on the Jersey side and the
other in New York City. The span will
measure 2,850 feet. Running from each
side of the shore towers the bridge will ex
tend 760 feet each way to the anchor tower,
making a total length of roadbed of 4,350
feet. The bridge will be 85 feet wide.
The elevation from the surface
of the river will be 100 feet, making it
possible for the largest sailing vessels to
pass under it The shore bridge from its
base to its summit will shoot 500 feet sky
ward, and the tower bridge will be 250 feet
Tiigh. At the end of the bridge
&-trellis wort will be extended about one
mile. Six tracks will be laid to accommo
date the railroad traffic now so anxiously
seeking entrance and exit to and from New
The railing on either side of the bridge,
which will be latticed, will require 16,000
feet of steel bars. Two miles of cable will
support the bridge from the shore towers,
while it will take 10.000 feet of iron stan
chions for a wind cable, which will hold it
ajainst the storms. .Every foot of aggregate
cable weighs two tons.
, The shore towers, which are 500 feet high,
are built octagonally in the pyramid style.
The circumterence at the base will be 125
feet and 75 feet at the top. The anchor
tower, which is square, is 250 feet high, 400
feet deep and 200 leet in width. This tower
will be built of solid masonry. The stones
will be irregular, and will present an im
posing appearance.
The model of this stupendous bridge,
which is the work of Mr. Mahrer, is a
marvelous piece of handicraft. It is built
of brass, in small sections, from one-fourth,
of an inch to three inches in length. There
are over 15,000 pieces in the model, some of
them very frail, requiring the most deli
cate handling. It is constructed on the
scale of the sixteenth of an inch to a foot,
and it can easily be understood how tedious
the work has been to put together this mini
ature model, perfect in every detail, includ
ing the towers, the roadbed, the railroad
lines, the cables and the cars passing over
it. The cost of the construction
of the model will be upward of
$2,000, a still smaller miniature of
of the cost of the bridge itself, which is esti
mated at $80,000,000.
Mr. Mahrer at his great age is entitled,
without reservation, to be called a genius.
He is about 5 feet 3 inches
high, with a bright, intelligent face,
from which a pair of the shrewdest gray
eyes survey his work and his visitors. He
has a massive square forehead, indicating
great mental strength, and he talks with
great force and enthusiasm upon his pet
project. The old gentleman has
traveled all over the world,
and in relating one of his
experiences he said that he purchased a silk
tile in Buenos Ayres, costing him i00, 12
years ago. For 28 years Mr. Mahrer was
connected with the Allegheny arsenal.
"While there he constructed the model for
the Lucy Furnace.
The house which he lives in he built him
self, together with making all the contents
It is fall of extraordinary prodnctions of
lis own thought. Upon an exquisitely
carved table in the front parlor sits a
ne sun dial worth $1,000. which is
a great piece of mechanism. It
was exhibited at the Philadelphia Centen
nial. In the same room this unique old
man is making a clock, which is an im
mense affair. "When it is completed, he
says, it will have cost him nearly 51,000.
In the room adjoining this he has erected
a clock, which only moves every minute.
His whole house is full of novelties, and all
of them are of an interesting character. f
The Jodce of on Election Board Charged
With Perjury.
H. L. McGowan was given a hearing be
fore Alderman Gripp yesterday afternoon
on charges of perjury and extortion. The
information was made by County Controller
Speer. McGowan is the judge of election
is Snowden township, and according to the
records in Controller Speer's office, drew
money to the amount of 529 from the county
treasurer's office for the services of the
election board of the township for the vote
on the prohibition amendment on the 18th
of last June.
As judge of the board McGowan made
oath that they had necessarily consumed
the time in counting the votes up to 1220
o'clock on that night, and received pay for
two days' service for each member of the
Election Board. On information since
come into his possession, the Controller
charged that the board did not consume the
time vouched for.
McGowan finally concluded to waive his
defense, and entered bail in the sum of $500
for his appearance at court, IiOuis Feik be
coming his bondsman.
Residents of Wilklnsbnrs Troubled by a
Threatening Gang.
For the past two weeks the residents of
"Wilkinsburg have been terrorized by a
gang of tramps. They have been making
their headquarters around Zollinger's brick
yard, just outside of the city line. Abont
8 or 9 o'clock in the morning they make a
practice of going to houses after the men
have gone to work. By a gruff and threat
ening manuer they terrify the women and
make them give them a cooked breakfast,
and, frequently, small sums of money.
A number of complaints have been made
to Burgess D. J. Sample, and an effort will
be made to rid the neighborhood of them,
lieutenant Kramer and Officer Weaver,
whose beat runs to the city line, have been
notified ot the matter.
y. The Light Crop of New Bolldlngs.
The Building Inspector yesterday issued
a permit in favor of Mrs. Ella Watson for
the erection of tiro two-story brick dwell
ings, 20x34 feet each, on Forbes street. Four
teenth ward, to cost $8,000. To Edward
Eerbi for the erection of a two-story brick
dwelling and storeroom, 22x52 feet, on the
corner of Jrrranxstown avenue and .Broad
street; to cost' $4,600.
D. P. Black's Home Entered Guest at the
Tandcrcrift Wedding Hobbed Four Po
licemen Abont the Place.
Burglars paid a visit to the East Hod
Tuesday night, going through the residence
of D. P. Black, oi Black & Baird, in Boul
evard place, near Point Breeze. The booty
taken consisted of two valuable overcoats
and a fine silk umbrella. The robbery was
not discovered until late "Wednesday morn
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Black were at the
Vandergrift wedding and retired late.
"When the kitchen maid arose in the morn
ing, she found the front door standing ope?
and everything in confusion downstairs, the
burglars having ransacked the lower floor
From the tracks left it appeared that all
the windows in the house had been tried.
The muddy imprints left on the floor showed
that in spite ot the chilly weather the rob
ber was following his trade barefooted.
Alter taking everything that struck their
fancy at Mr. Black's, they visited the house
ot George C. Davis, of Davis, Chambers &
Co., on McPherson street, but could not
penetrate farther than the cellar, and left
withont getting anything there of import
ance. "One curious coincidence,'' said Mr.
Black yesterday, "was that last night, for
the first time in six months, we had the pro
tection of the police in our neighborhood.
There were four policemen detailed to at
tend the wedding. The fact that the bur
glars should choose that night of all the
year strikes me as amusing in spite of my
"I wish you would say that it's a wonder
the thieves do not carry us off bodily down
in the East End. The streets are not lighted
at all. For eight months we have been ask
ing for light and are promised every time
that it will be attended to in a few days, or
to-morrow. The streets are still in dark
ness, except when the moon shines."
Mr. Black stated he had slight suspicions
that the miscreants might have been car
riage drivers, who employed the time while
waiting for a load at the wedding. The fact
that the robbers left many valuable bits or
bric-a-brac while taking articles of less
value, indicated they were new at the busi
And tho New Postofflce Opens, Says Uncle
Sam's Inspector.
The new postoffice building will be opened
to the public service about the beginning of
1891. So said Mr. Adolph Cluss last night
when speaking about the present condition
of the building to a representative of The
Dispatch. Mr. Cluss is the Traveling In
spector of Pnblic Buildings nnder the
Treasury Department, and he calls his home
in Washington, though his time is entirely
spent in traveling on a mission of inspection
of the buildings in course of erection by
Uncle Sam.
The Inspector said that when the con
tracts entered into up to the end of the fiscal
year, the 1st of July, 1889, have been paid
tor, and including the disbursements al
Teady made on acconnt thereof, that $800,
000 wonld have been expended on the
bnilding. This will leave about $150,000 to
pay for the work not already contracted for,
and which includes the woodwork, plaster
ing and interior decoration. The appropri
ation of Congress for the whole' work was
$950,000. Mr. Cluss would not express any
opinion as to whether this amount wonld
suffice to complete the structure, but thought
that it -should. Anyway Congress would
of course appropriate any further sum
necessary. Mr. Cluss expressed himself as
satisfied with the progress of the work when
its character was taken into consideration.
Agood.dealof time was lost through hav
ing to raise the derricks another 60 feet, and
he now thought the public would have the
use of the new office by the first of the year
1891. A great many of the rooms had been
allocated to their uses by Superintendent
Malone in conjunction with the local postal
officials, and the plans had been sent to
Washington and returned formally ap
proved of.
A Mother Loses Her Blind Oat of Fear for
Her Sick Child.
Mrs. Kate Eichenrocker, of 140 Hieh
street, Allegheny, became suddenly insane
yesterday morning, caused by the illness of
her little daughter, who is afflicted with
scarlet fever, and who was not expected to
recover. Dr. Eobert Crady called yester
day morning, and the mother was
then in sound mind. Clasping her
hands to her head, and uttering a
piercing scream, as if she were suffering in
tense bodily pain, she then dropped them to
her side and looked in a bewildered manner
about the room. Several neighbors were
called in and made futilerfibrts to quiet her.
She was finally sent to the lockup in a patrol
wagon. She will likely be sent to the in
sane department of the poor farm, and the
child will be taken care of by a charitable
A Woman Completely Stripped of Her Gar
ments In nn Accident.
An elderly lady, whose name could not
be learned, was dragged a short distance by
a Pleasant Valley street car yesterday, and
her dress stripped completely off her. She
was otherwise not seriously injured. She
was alighting from the car at the corner of
Penn avenne and Seventh street, and some
how caught her garments on a loose piece of
railing. Before she could free herself the
car started.
Dlorements of Pittsbnrgers nnd Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
Mr. Adolph Cluss, of Washington,
Traveling Inspector of Buildings under the
Treasury Department, has been here for a day
or two inspecting the new postoffice bnilding.
On his routine of duty he has passed through
the country from the Canadian frontier to New
Orleans and from Maine to California. Speak
ing of Washington he said that he first
came to the Capital City when Zach Tay.
lor was President, some 40 years aeo.
He remembers when Clay and Calhoun were
In the Senate, and when Ben Webster was Sec
retary of State. Among other buildings which
Mr. Cluss designed were the Smithsonian In
stitute, after tbe fire ot 1867, the remodeling of
the Patent Office, after it was burned in 1876,
and drew tbe plans for and superintended tbe
erection of tbe National Museum, the Depart
ment of Agriculture, tbe Medical Museum of
tbe United States, and many other?. He was
tbe architect of Senator Stewart's mansion,
on Connecticut avenue, and introduced into its
structure tbe first ronnd tower built into a
private residence in tho United States. Mr.
Cluss was Architect for the District of Colum
bia for a number of years. And was appointed
as Chief Engineer to the Board of Pnblic
Works by General Grant in Jb72.wben tbe Cap
ital Citr was raised from ibrthen slovenly con
dition. John B. Sherriflj one of the oldest busi
ness men in the city, accompanied by his wife,
leaves this morning for Los Angeles, California,
on a visit to his son and daughter, who have
taken up tbeir permanent residence there.
They expect to remain daring tbo winter.
Ex-Councilman William Bnhlandt, of
the Twenty-sixth ward, is confined to his borne
by a serious illness. He has not been out of his
bed since Monday. He is suffering, from
catarrh of the stomach.
The East End Gymnastic Club has en
gaged Prof. L. F. Kirchner as Instructor in
gymnastics and physical culture He is a
graduate of the University of Physical Culture
in Philadelphia,
W. J. Xoung, the prominent oil opera
tor of on City, with Mrs. Young and tbe Misses'
Agnes and Kate Young, have taken up their
abode at the Duqnesne for tbe winter season.
Miss Mary Hulton, of the MinersviUe
school, last night was elected to tbe position of
teacher of writing and drawing in the Ninth
ward school, Allegheny.
J. H. Johnston, the attorney, left last
evening for the East to attend tbe funeral of a
near relative.
Mr. James A. McKally, the well
known wholesale woolen clothier, has tonetu
Sew York.
Carnegie & Go. to Build Eight upen
Hearlb. Furnaces at Homestead
The O'Hara Flint Glass Difficulty Hot let
Hear a Settlement.
Carnegie, Phipps & Co. are about to
make a number ot very extensive improve
ments at their Homestead plant. They will
build eight new open hearth steel furnaces.
At some time in the near future it is
probable that they Vill erect several blast
furnaces at the same place. Even with the
addition of tbe two new furnaces they are
now constructing at Braddock, they will
not produce enough iron for consumption
in their mills. When the two new furnaces
are blown into blast they will have nine
stacks altogether and the product of them
will be greatly inadequate to the demand.
The new improvements for which the con
tract will be let within a week will cost
over $300,000. Workmen are now engaged
tearing down the old residence of General
Superintendent Schwab, upon which site
the new steel furnaces will be located.
When they are blown into blast, the firm
will have a greater open hearth -capacity
than any concern in the world. The fur
naces will be operated on the basic process..
It will take about six months' time to com
plete the work.
Mr. H. M. Curry, of the firm, was seen
yesterday in regard to the improvement. To
The Dispatch reporter he said :
"It is quite true that we are about to erect
eight open hearth furnaces at Homestead,
but nothing as yet has been done with re
gard to tbe placing ol the contracts tor tneir
construction, for, the reason that the plans
are not yet completed. A good deal of the
iron work we shall provide ourselves, and
most likely will ask for contracts for the re
mainder of the work. Just now we "are
pulling down some old sheds to make room
for the plant I cannot say what the ad
dition will cost for the reason I have stated,
that the plans are not quite prepared."
The firm will be represented at the Mari
time Exposition at Boston. Among the
exhibits already sent forward are samples
of beams and structural material bent and
punched so as to show the quality, speci
mens of materials used in boiler con
struction, such as fire box and flange steels,
samples ot iron, including bars, plates, etc.
The exhibits will be under the charge of the
resident agent in Boslon.
Howe, Brown & Co. have also made a
nnmber of improvements in their mill.
They have just completed an open hearth
steel fnrnace which will be operated by the
Clapp-Griffith process. This is the first
open hearth furnace in the mill.
Will be SI 75 After To-Day, and Until
Farther Notice.
After November 1, and until further no
tice, the market price of coke will be ad
vanced to $1 75 per ton. This does not
mean much now to consumers, as coke has
been sold considerably above this price since
the railroads have been unable to handle
all shipments.
The Spearman furnace near Sharpsville
for the last ten days has been banked most
of the time for lack of fuel, and several
other furnaces in the valley for shorter
periods. The situation in the coke region is
practically unchanged.
To Ortnnlze Tanners.
The tanners and enrriers of the two cities
and vicinity will hold a meeting in Water's
Hall, Chestnut and O'Hara streets, next
Snnday afternoon, for the purpose of organ
izing a protective union. There are over
1,000 members of this trade in the two cities,
and they have no organization whatever.
One Glass Strike Settled.
There is no change in the difficulty between
the O'Hara Flint Glass Company and the
American Flint Glass Workers' Union. The
strike at the Crystal Glass Works at Wheel
ing, was settled last night by the men agree
ing to accept the compromise offered by tbe
Nolan's Ruffle Postponed.
The raffle for the benefit of James Kolan,
of Harmony Lodge No. 18, which was to
have taken place this evening at Siebert's
Hall, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth
streets, is postponed until the eve of Thanks
giving Day.
Illoro Apprentices Allowed.
L. A. 300, Window Glass Workers Asso
ciation, has agreed to increase the number
of apprentices in the various houses 10 per
cent for the present fire.
The Konle Through Washington County to
the State Line.
A new road to the West was yesterday
granted a charter under the name of the
Pittsburg, Canonsburg and State Line Hall
road Company. Tbe route will be through
Allegheny and Washington counties to
Buffalo creek, and at the State line will
connect with the Wheeling snd Harrisburg
road. The officers and directors of the new
road are: Charles Meyran, President; John
B. Donaldson, William H. Paxton, Samuel
Munnel and John F. Budke, of Canonsburg;
A. E. Succop, E. H. Myers, Joseph Abel,
H. S. Duncan, H. H. Niemann and B. L,
Wood, Jr., of this city.
A Broken Grip Cnnscs nn Accident on tho
Traction Road.
About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
grip oi car No. 101, of the Citizens' line,
broke at the power house, between Thirty
third and Thirty-fourth streets. The car
came to a sudden stop, throwing the grip
man, William Tott, through the window to
the street and injuring his left arm. The
conductor fell through ttte glass in the rear
door, cutting his face very badly.
Tbe shock gave the passengers a good
scare, but none of them were hurt.
The WestinghoDse Company Undertakes to
Illnmlnnto Pckln, China.
The Westinghouse Electric Light Com
pany of this city has secured the contract
for lighting the city of Pekin, China. The
machinery for the plant is being shipped.
The city, which is alleged to be the second
most populous city in the world, will be
lighted by thousands of incandescent lights.
The competition ot -European companies
with American is very keen, and electric
men consider this event one of the most
signal triumphs of American enterprise in
recent years. 3?-iy
Mr.. RMdio'sVoneral.
The funeral Ceremonies over the vener
able Mrs. Mary AnnBiddIe, 'widow of the
late Hon. Charles Shfijer, 'occurred yester
day at 10 A. M., the interment taking place
in Allegheny Cemetery.
Evening Entertainments.
Musio makes long evenings pass quickly
and pleasantly. Violins, flutes, mandolins,
fuitars, sithers, ' concertinas and musical
oxes are sold for less than half price at N.
Galliuger's, 1106 and "1200 Pens ave. 'ihsu
Some People Think tbe P. Si W. Kr. Co. la
After Public Land Appropriating tbe
Old Exposition Site.
In conversation with a gentleman yester
day it was incidentally developed that some
people in Allegheny City were watch
ing the operations of the Pittsburg
and Western Railway Company, and
in connection several members of
Councils of the Northside, who were sup
posed to be acquiescent, said there are sev
eral acres of the ground once occupied bv
thcold Exposition that are either owned
by the city of Allegheny or the State, or by
both, that are quietly being appropriated
by the Pittsburg and Western Kailway
Company. It is also said the grouud is not
included in the Smoky Island tract secured
by Moorhead and others some years ago.
The property in question is said to front on
South avenue, above Grant avenue.
The people who were discussing the matter
refused to allow their names to be used, but
they said F. Malsch.ot No. 2G0 Bebecca
street, Allegheny, knew all'about the mat
ter and would probalsly tell what' he knew,
and further that several Allegheny Coun
cilmen were cognizant of the alleged incipi
ent gobble, but were acting as though they
either thought it a matter oi no consequence
or for causes best known to themselves were
keeping quiet.
Armed with this statement a reporter
started on a voyage of almost infinite possi
bilities, but so far as last night's explana
tions extended it proved to be only one of
the impossibilities, save the assurance by
several people, who felt quite confident that
they knew, that the major premise which
constitutes th'e preface was true.
The residence of Mr. Malsch was first vis
ited, bnt he was not at home.
A call was next made on Mr. James
Hnnter, President of Allegheny Common
Council. Mr. Hunter said he knew noth
ing of the matter further than that Moor
head, Maeee and others "had gotten a por
tion of Smoky Island on a patent, and there
had been a lawsuit in which they came oat
the upper dogs, or words to that effect. Mr.
Hunter stated that S. H. Geyer or W. B.
Bodgers would be regular encyclopedias on
the subject, and their residences were
At Mr. Geyer's residence a lady stated
that Mr. Geyer was sick and could not talk
to a newspaper man in his (Mr. Geyer's)
debilitated condition. "
At Mr. Bodgers' residence it was learned
that Mr. Bodgers was abroad and Mrs.
Bodgers did not know where he was or when
he wonld come home, and by this time the
night was too far spent to permit procrasti
nation, and as no other names were sug
gested that would be likely to be of use the
search was given over for the time being.
In this connection it is pertinent to re
mark that when the Arbuckle negotiation
for the purchase of a race track on the terri
tory in question was in progress, some two
years ago, it was charged that tbe move
ment, while ostensibly for tbe purpose of
securing a race track, was in reality in the
interest of the Pittsburg and Western Bail
way. This was strenuously denied at the
time, and since then it has not been agi
tated, bnt there are people who still put
this interpretation on the negotiation.
Should it be shown that either Allegheny
City or the State has a $100,000 interest in
the matter, it is worth some scrutiny.
A Freight Runs Into Another Train Near
Beaver Falls One Slan Killed.
The East-bound limited yesterday morn
ing was run into by a freight train at a
point west of Beaver Falls. A brakeman
was instantly killed. The engineer and
fireman of the freight locomotive were
severely injured. The passengers were
badly shaken up, and the observation car
on the limited was completely demolished.
Bunning bnt a few minutes' ahead of the
limited was another East-bound freight,
which broke down at Beaver Falls and
blocked the track. The limited, upon its
arrival at Homewood, was given orders to
run round the wreck on the west-bound
track and make up its time again.' To ob
tain momentum sufficient to run, up the
steep grade at this point, the engineer of the
limited had pulled up the track tor quite a
distance, and it was when about to back his
train onto tbe west-bound track that it was
overtaken by the east-bound freight. The
pilot of the freight engine was driven into
the observation car for nearly one-half oi its
length. The passengers were violently
thrown from their berths and all more or
less bruised, though none were seriously in
jured. Engineer Dougherty and Fireman Carr,
of the freight, jumped. They were both
badly cut and bruised. The only death
was that of Brakeman Beeder, who was
crushed between two freight cars. He was
setting a brake at the time of the accident
and was caught betweeu the cars and
squeezed nearly fiat. He was married and
lived in Strawberry lane, Allegheny.
There is evidence, it is said, of gross
negligence in the manner in which the acci
dent occurred, and the more so as it hap
pened on a two-track road and where the
block system was in use. The railroad au
thorities are investigating tbe affair. The
inquest on the body of Brakeman Beeder
will beheld to-day.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Bendy Heading.
The hearing In the case of William Walls,
who Is accused by tho wife of Captain L.N.
Clark with insulting her 'on Smithfleld street a
couple of evenings ago. was to hare taken place
at Alderman Gripp's office at S o'clock yester
day, but was indefinitely postponed.
The Allegheny Valley Railroad Company is
making arrangements to construct a number of
additional tracks on tbeir property at the Six
teenth street depot. Tho object is to relieve
the glut at that place and provide new freight
facilities for local shippers.
Bernard Cabb, fireman of the passenger
train which was telescoped by a freight tram
at Homewood, on the P., Ft. W. & C. R. R.,
was renting in an easy condition at tbe West
Penn Hospital last evening. His injuries arc
jiotat all serious.
Leslie Swoffobd, 32 years of age. while
tendlugtothe lights at bridge No. 6, on the,
Pennsylvania Railroad, yesterday afternoon
fell from a platform and suffered a fracture of
the arm. He was bronch to the West Penn
OAKLAND emwen. No. 296, Jr. O. TJ. A. If.,
met in tbeir hall in Oakland last night and
voted on the proposal to change the name of
the order to American Legion. The result was
unanimous against tbe change.
Antonio Stake; who was injured by a fall
from a scaffold at tbe Black Diamond Steel
Works, yesterday, is in a critical condition at
the West Penn Hospital, and his death is
momentarily expected.
Mas. Lizzie Hanna, an old lady liring on
Lang avenue. East End, fell down a flight of
stairs at her home yesterday, spraining her
right ankle and injuring her back.
Ulsek Hyde, a laborer abont 35 years ot
age, employed on tbe steamboat Venus, was
brought to tho ilorcj Hospital yesterday suf
fering from a fracture of the right leg.
Fkask Tbapp, living on Carson street, near
South Third street, was thrown from his de
livery wagon yesterday afternoon and seriously
injured abont tbe head and body.
Ttttc Mnrev Hosnltal received twn tvnh.M
f fever patients yesterday. The hospital is so
crowded mat extra row aro oeingpiacea In the
Tbe alarm from station 80, Allegheny, about
11 o'clock last night, was caused by a slight
blaze on the roof ot Lindsay Ss McCutcheon's
There is considerable talk in tbe 'Ninth
ward, Allegheny, among Democrats about
organizing a Democratic society.
TnoitAB Carney, who has been in jail for
tbe past ten days on a charge of conspiracy,
was released on bail last night.
Not Practical mechanics.
A number of prominent professional and
business men of McKeespor including the
Superintendent of Public Schools, three
ministers, several lawyers, doctors and
newspaper men have applied for a charter
to institute a ue'w council -of the Junior Or
der of United American Mechanics, to bs
known as Tube City Council. ,
the" fatal eottee;
A Snnday Drinking Affray Eesultsin
Another Case of Murder.
Chinamen Assaulted for Trying to Regain
Stolen Opium.
Another murder is placed to the credit of
Allegheny county, as the stock awaiting
trial is, running rather short just now.
Thomas Garrison, aged 19, died at his home
in Bradysville, two m;les above Mansfield,
yesterday afternoon, Jrom the effects of a
wound received during a quarrel last Sun
day at Hasting's station,
It appears from the best information tofbe
obtained at the late hour at which tbe news
arrived, that he became involved iri a quar
rel with Edward Abbott last Sunday while
both were drinking." The latter, becoming
enraged, struck Garrison in the neck with a
bottle which broke from the force of the
blow. The sharp fragments cut an important
artery. Drs. Newcomer and Cadeau at
tended tbe injured man, but the loss of
blood had been so great that he sank rapidly
until his death yesterday at 4 P. M.
Coroner McDowell was notified, and he
sent his clerk, Grant Miller, to the scene of
the death at once to obtain tbe necessary
information for the inquest, which will be
held this afternoon at Bridgeville. Officers
are in pursuit ot Abbott, who escaped im
mediately after the cutting, and is expected
to be caught early this morning. The Coro
ner has wired a warning in all directions.
There is no clue yet to the cause of the dis
A telegram from Mansfield says: Thomas
Garrettson and his brother were walking the
track at this place on Sunday, when they
met Edward Abbott, aged 23 years, with
whom Garrettson had a rough-and-tumble
fight. Pretty soon Abbott grew desperate
and produced a quart whisky flask which he
threw at Garrettson, striking him on the
angle of the left jaw and severing an artery.
Abbott then left the neighborhood.
The father of the boy arrived at Mansfield
last night and made information against
Edward Abbott, who threw the flask, before
'Squire Andrew W. McMullen, and also
notified the Coroner. An inquest will be
held Thursday.
One of these cases in which the judgment
of Solomon himself would be regarded as
only deuce high was taken into the Central
station last night in the shape of Wm. H.
Todd, of 13 Boss street; Ye King, of No.
40 Wylie avenue, and Ye You, of Wash
ington street, the latter two being Mon
golian laundrymen by profession.
The trouble occurred about 8 p. m., when
Officer Yeager was called to quell a dis
turbance at 13 Boss street, and found two
Chinamen with bleeding- heads and Todd
defiant and erect awaiting, as he said,
another onslaught from the heathen. The
law, as represented by Yeager, was no
splitter of hairs, and all three were taken to
tbe Clearing House of crime in Diamond
street, where the stories told by both parties
were heard, and were widely different.
The Todd statement is that the two China
men entered his room and demanded some
money which they claimed lie owed them,
and upon refusing which one of the Celes
tials drew a knife to enforce the Shylock
liquidation act. This Todd resented with a
piece of board, thus explaining the dilapi
dated appearance of the Chinamen.
The Mongolian side of the disturbance
was gathered carefully and with the usual
result, that when a question was asked
which could be answered favorably to the
Chinese side the reply was fluent and easily
understood, while any effort to glean infor
mation leaning theother way was answered
byfa stolid stareancL& rivulet of liquids in
sound signifying nothing. TSe Chinese
side was that Todd was an inveterate opium
fiend, who had been addicted to the drug
for years, and had been an inmate
of Dixmont in consequence, until
a few weeks ago. The further claim was
that Todd last night entered the place of
business of Ye You and feloniously appro
priated a cigar box containing about $13
and some opium. Tbe drug was, they
claimed, seconds, or what was cleaned out
of unfinished pipes left by the "bitters."
When the two Chinamen went to claim
their own, they got, instead, clubbed over
their heads with the butt of a revolver, and
offered the heads in evidence.
Dr. McGougb, who was called to dress
the wounds of the Chinaman, said that Ye
King had a lacerated scalp wound on top of
the head and Ye You a dangerous wound
over the right ear.
All parties to the disturbance, in default
of definite information, were held in $1,000
each until morning. The Central station
was, as usual on such'occasions. crowded
with Chinamen all evening seeking to re
lease their compatriot on any cash basis,
but nothing except real estate would be ac
cepted on the bond.
Method of Patterson Post In Referring to
Traitors nnd Rebels.
Abe Patterson Post No. 88, G. A. E., of
Allegheny, apparently has no intention of
receding from its position on the monument
question. At a meeting of the post last
night the following minute was adopted:
"As soldiers and citizens we have no apolo
gies to make for calling words by their proper
names, traitor' a traitor and 'rebel' a rebel.
That we, in common with all lovers of the
Union, never recognized Confederate States
nor Confederate armies, but look upon every
man that took arms against the flag as a rebel,
and any State that acknowledged secession as a
rebel fotate. While we can take the hand of
those who fought against us and forgive their
acts, we cannot forget their deeds, and as
long as rebel organizations at tbeir
meetings display reoei nags and glory
in their past evil action tbey are un
worthy of recognition by Union soldiers or
loyal citizens and sbonld be condemned by all
who lore the flag of this nation. 'We reiterate
that we are opposed to the erection of monu
ments by the great or small upon the battle
fields of Gettysburg or any other place that
will in the slightest degree make glorious tho
deeds oi those who trampled under foot the
national ensign. We believe in making treason
The Coupling Pin Broke,.
A team of horses attached to a Pleasant
Valley street car broke the coupling pin in
the doubletrees yesterday afternoon and ran
away on Federal street, Allegheny, at the
corner of Ohio street There was a great
crowd of people in the vicinity, as is always
the case, but fortunately nobody was in
jured, the team coming to a sudden stop by
spreading to either side of a row of barrels
on the sidewalk near the market house.
Cnrlons (rlmlnnl Statistics.
Sergeant Egbert, Gray, of the Central
police station, in figuring over Tuesday
night's arrests, yesterday said: "It is rather
remarkable that on Tuesday night we had
13 runs of the wagon, bringingin 13 drunks,
ranging from 35 to 77yearsof age, the aggre
gate ages being over 600 years. There were
a good many old-timers in last night"
Dr. WUIInm Herron's Obsequies.
The funeral, services over the remains of
the late Dr. Wm. M. Herron will be con
ducted at the family residence at 2 o'clock
this afternoou by Bev. I. N. Hays, pastor
of the Central Presbyterian Church. The
funeral will then proceed to TJniondale
B. t B. "
New striped, "poujaubs," India silks,
with satin stripes, 23-Inch, at 60 cts., two
colors cream and, canary color price 60
cts. Booos & Buhl.
Underwear Bargains.
Kxable & Shushee", 35 Fifth are w
Tho Only Way to Test Petroleum Territory
Is to Perforata It.
Some one says the West Virginia oil field
will never .prove a success; than the Man
nington well is now only a five barrel affair
and showing signs of utter exhaustion and
that though drilling has been going on lor
two years, yet the daily production is only
2,000 barrels. It is claimed to be a territory
that may yield oil, gas or salt water, the
chances being about equally distributed.
It seems strange that oil territory predic
tions should ordinarily be about as reliable
as those ventured' on the course of the oil
rcarcetj but such is the case. A few years
ago Bigley proved to the satisfaction of
thousands of intelligent people that there
was very little probability of petroleum ever
being found in paying quantities at a depth
of 2,000 feet or more. About the time peo
ple had Mr. Bigley's views pretty well
digested, the drill struck into about as good
paying sand as ever found, and at a depth
of nearly half a mile, in Washington
county. This put the quietus on the dis
pute over the .Bigley theory.
Nearly two decades after Butler county
had been perforated with holes until it was
like a sieve, for multitudes of them, the
largest wells ever known were struck on
Thorn creek, and there were many other
large ones found in that pool. A month ago
territory in the vicinity of the Arbuckle well
in Stowe township was comparatively worth
less in the eyes of oil prospectors; now they
are elbowing each other in their scramble
for leases, although the territory had been
tested and condemned. A well on the line
in Pine Hollow, a mile north of the Ar
buckle, came in a duster.
In August leases two miles west of the
Arbuckle well were surrendered, the com
panies leasing thus condemning the terri
tory. A well, however, was struck in this
territory, on the Knopf farm, by Dorrington
& Ewing. It didn't make much noise, but
it proved sufficient encouragement for far
ther operations, and now two more rigs are
going up neurit, one on the same and an
other on the Schmid farm, and the Diepp
well, a mile below, has been a profit
able venture, and it is also in
territory that was condemned. It
is said the Fort Pitt Company wanted gas,
and had so little hope of getting oil that
while exacting as close a bargain as pos
sible with the owner of the farm for gas, al
lowed him one-fourth of the oil, making the
strike a big thing for him.
Thus it appears that in oil operations the
drill is the only reliable authority, and at
the best the business is mighty uncertain.
The Philadelphia Company Rakes Up Its
Record as to Profits.
Naturally enough, since cool weather set
in, and there has been, as there is each year,
an increasing demand for fuel, the principal
source of natural gas supply the Philadel
phia Company's plant has nndergone such
an onslaught from speculative gossip here
and in the East, as to afford a very interest
ing phase of the whole fuel problem for so
lution anew. Very naturally, also, there
have been plenty of people with faith
enough to forecast, if it could not foresee,
the usual outcome of such an issue namely
fie survival of the great gas companies, on
a seemingly profitable basis.
The reduction of dividends by the Phila
delphia Company, from 12 to 7 percent, has,
of course, been utilized to the full extent
against the value of its plant, especially
since the cry about a lack of cas has been
raised. But, whatever may be the future of
tbe company, here is something quite sig
nificant as to its past, brought out in a
statement just communicated by Treasurer
John Caldwell to the company's stockhold
ers. A company that has paid 46 per cent
on all its capital stock in four years sends
out its figures as follows:
Gross earnings from January 1 to Sep
tember SO, 1S39 S2,2H774 17
Expenses, viz:
tiew pipe lines, charged to
maintenance 265,149 29
Other operating expenses, in
cluding all new territory
and new wells S,7M S3
Interest and taxes (including
State tax on capital stock). .121,335 77
Tom -expenses ...ffS,8il2?4
net esrntniri
Amoanrpsid Cnartlers Valley Gas Co'.
. 1,313,831 S3
. 401.J57W
Net profit : gilSSSSS
Paid in dividends (7percent) T kJouO 00
Eemalnder. t 387,693 48,
The Philadelphia Company paid its first divi
dend in November. 188a. Up to tbe present
time it has paid H dividends. aggregatlngl3,023.
279 76, or 48 per cent npon the capital stock
A Fotr Only Are Allowed on the Traction
Railway Cars.
The Philadelphia men who are the prin
cipal owners of the Northside and Westside
cable, lines of Chicago have established a
rule that hereafter newsboys will not be'
allowed to go upon the cars to sell their
papers. The rule has been adopted because
many of the boys have been injured on the
lines, and heavy damages have been recov
ered against the companies. The owners of
tbe Chicago lines referred to are the owners
of the Pittsburg Traction Company, owning
the Fifth avenue line. They have also es
tablished a rule for the eszt end of the road,
allowing two certain boys to sell papers, but
others are prohibited from getting on the
cars. Nearly all persons coming down town
in the morning buy The Dispatch before
they take the car.
On the lines of the Citizen's Company,
Penn avenue and Butler street, certain boys
are authorized by the company to sell upon
the cars. They wear badges given by the
company, and no other boys are permitted
to trespass on tne cars.
Eighty-Four Sonthslders Are Resenting the
Excessive Gna Charges.
The number of families iuAllentown,
Knoxville and Duquesne Heights thathave
ordered the fixtures of the Philadelphia
Natural Gas Company to be taken out of
their houses is increasing. During the last
four days 84 meters of this company have
been ordered out because of excessive
charges, and the pipes connected with the
mains of the Manufacturers' Gas Company.
On the Southside, also, a large number of
houses have been disconnected from tbe Phil
adelphia mains, so that tbe total number of
customers lost by the company since October
1 will foot up considerably over 100.
A Shnrpsbnrg Woman Missing.
Mrs. Julia Post, wife of Michael, Post,
an old and honored citizen of Sharpsburg,
left her home Tuesday morning. She
boarded an early car on the Citizens' line,'
and at jjawrencevuie was seen to taice a
cable car for this city. Since then no trace
of her can.be discovered.
Ts alwavsa vervbusy-day at our store. We
don't believe in crowding all the business of
the week into aaturaay, we couian c proper
ly wait on all our patrons. In accordance
with ouT usual custom, of making Thurs
days busy we name a stunner for to-day.r
We- have marked a fine lot of chinchilla
and kersey overcoats, guaranteed tailor
made and all wool in gray, brown and blue
and worth from ?3i to $28 at the bargain
price to-day of $12. Call and see, even if
only out of curiosity. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House. , ,
Five Hundred
Club tickets yet to be returned to Elite Gal
lery, 516 Market street, before November 1.
Lucky possessors please call. ,
Cabinet photos $1 per dos. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st, ttsu
Avoid shrinking your flannels, and keep
them soft by using Walker's wax soap.
The Americas Oaa ta Spread Itself at War
ren and Tonngstowa-
The final'arrangefflents for the America
Club's tripito Warrea and Youngstowawere
made last night at the club house. The
prospects foruthe, day are bright. It Is
likely that 150 or 200 members will go on. the
General Hastings and Senator Delamat
came into the city last-night, and axe under
orders to report at the clubhouse this morn
ing, to march with, the club to the depot.
Secretary Littell will be at the club house
at 8 o'clock this morning with, the memento
badges. They are in the shape of a metal
clover leaf, from which three streamers float
These streamers bear the words "Americus,"
"Warren' and "Youngstown."
The train will leave promptly at 930 and
will stop only at Kenwood, Bochester and
New Castle Junction. The latter stop will
be made to pickup the members from the
Northwestern part of the State, who will
rendezvous there. The club takes more of
its' outside members this time than on any
previous trip.
Tho Anniversary of the Tonng Men's Read
ing Room of Allegheny.
The Young: Men's Beading Boom, on
Beaver avenue, "Jdlegheny, will celebrate
its anniversary to-fisy by a reception from 3
o'clock until 10. The receiving will not be
confined to visitors, but books, magazines,
papers or money will be welcomed by the
managers, who have by their earnest, ener
getic efforts made the reading room, a per
manent institution.
A strikingly artistic array of beautiful
articlesre on exhibit and for sale at the
Monongahela House to-day and to-morrow.
Tbe Baltimore Art Society, an organization
which was formed for the benefit oi poor de-'
serving ladies, of Baltimore, has charge of
the display. Beautiful articles tor the
drawing room, dining room and sleeping
room may be found there in great variety.
Is always a very busy day at our store. We
don't believe in crowding all the business of
the week into Saturday, we couldn't proper
ly wait on all our patrons. In' accordance
with our usual custom of making Thurs
days busy we name a stunner for to-day. We
have marked a fine lot of chinchilla and
kersey overcoats, guaranteed tailor-made
and all woof, in gray, "brown and blue and
worth from $24 to $28 at the bargain price
to-day of $12. Call and see, even if only out
of curiosity. P. C. C. C.,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the
new Court House.
Via the B. & O. R. R.
The B. & O. E. JR. will sell excursion
tickets to Baltimore at rate ot $8 for the
round trip, from Nov- 7 to 12 inclusive,
good ta return until the 16th, on account of
the Catholie Congress. Trains leave Pitts
burg at 8 A. St. and 920 P. M.
Birds! Birds! Birds!
We are offering, the finest lot of bird's
wings, aigrettes; feather bands, French
head tips to be had all at half former prices.
Make a visit to our millinery department.
Campbell & Dick.
The Very Latest.
Marvin's Little Lord Fauntleroy and
Cinderella Cakes are just out, and are the
finest on the market. ,The children cry for
them. and"tbe old folks refuse to be com-,
forted. without them. Grocers keep them.
B. oS B. t
-Effective styles .brocade silks, accessories
for evening dresses, $1, $1. 25 yard, that are
specially interesting, up to $25 & yard if you
wish. Boqgs & Btjhl..
Ladies never have any dyspepsia after a
-wineglass of Angostura Bitters-; Sold every
where. '
H&arialas" Blacfc
Tlii trpetr. d
Kxabce &" Shtjsteb, 35 JJiftK ave. "
Dolls Given A ''ay
This week: to"" all purchasers in our infants
departments Fleishman & Co.
Cabetet photos, $1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth at. TXSa
Save your clothes by using Walker's wax
soap. wvrhp
Black. Silk Bargains,
Colored silk: bargains.
Kir able & Shpsteb, 35 Fifth ave.
are now filled wKh choice products
from the most celebrated makers as
borne and abroad. For variety, for
style; for careful attention to sbape and
Unisb our Cloak ana Suit Booms WnTito
In Plnsb Garments we pay special at
tention to material, as to durability and
finish. Also to large sizes and extra
lengths. "
PLUSH' JACKETS from 0 to 196,
all stYleiplain, vest front, dlrecsolre,
and ail otnernewsbapesv
Ladles' finestquallty SEAL COATS,
in fashionable shapes and lengths just
received. These are carefully selected
by us, warranted pare London drs and
finished Inelegant manner. We ask no
fancy prices on any goods we handle.
colored and black, in plain and fancy
weaves, in hundreds of different styles
and shapes, from K,K to 123,
Newmarkets from to J50, ta newest
coloring-, shapes and designs. ."i
Take'HIevatnr for k
r, v. - NE3fV YORK -
i .
Ten SbowRooma filled with the latest pro
ductions of thei.Furnlture and Upholstery
Art from the recogniied manufacturing sea
ters of the world.
Novelties of Loudon production.
Novelties of Paris production.
Noveltles'of Vfenaa'prodacUsa.
Our own Importation.
Novelties ot American prodaeKsa, teehnitot
those of our own'raaanfacture. .
Visitors to New York are conHsily iavitsd to
call and examlae'OHr-stoek a4 prie- Tss
ceatralloeatfeaof 'ear easabHshsaea (asjslsv
iatrBdea Kasee) rnakis it easy at assess tries
aupansoxsaeojir. , insu
r .
ue Has Received Merer-! BJurs ! So I
8tfcer CfcareJm
The first cegregaie9al KesttBtref steel
Central PreseyterMtt Cfesreh atase the'
resignation of its paster, Bev. L X." Hsyv
was held last -;-- a ' 1-
v iFTtt twm, lAWLf
attended te meeting, hefiagHmitiemf-1
reference would be ma4e ta tfce tiSiWe!
said to exist between the pastor asteiWs 'I
e08rregatin, but they were disavpsfatsd fi
aanoiaiBg was said or dose, hssSA.
"'"". praor lanisreasr-a, waalast
lyrefering to the matter' when 1m?m
-man wants money for the glerv .
A Au 41.- ...? 4t. j- "St-
tjT "'-,"J1Bi w P9rwSS
his home, and, in response to the hmH
inquiries, said:
"I have already had several o4ta
pulpits, one of which casae witn she
48 hours, and the pemaa aakwt- K e
a better salary than the ose I atsaw
gelling, oe present osarea mi
not in a good leeation, most of the
ana myself having to take tbe
reach it. When a man goes to okwsh
times a day, tbe carfare easts aeac
an A .fll. 11.1- 1 1J1 illLl-f.
"" v. uio year. m UMirewj- an
nTsim mU- 4m.LT. 11
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Accidental Bkoatta.
FrinirAskey.a boy Hviaffo
way, while passing aksg' Sarah strse
tween Tweaty-thlrd b4 Twsr-fedk
.unsjuoiiauiBUl IMS BB
by a ballet. A boy named
living nearby, had beea playiaue
.ujuiitrixic. xtWSfiloS
Charged Wrth Bsattag ika FeMterTj
A warrant was issued yesterday fcrl
arrest of Elij&h Bohen oa n nhargc
sault and batten r sims a. TtUtr
became enraged at what he deemed fa
orbitant pnee. asked for aa s
it is alleged, jumped oa hiss, grrsag
a Yioieni Dealing.
Electloa Papers Sea dy.
The election papers for next Tasiiarji
iiuw reauj. iuu are IB me uewrty
sioners' office awaiting the oaH el
stables or election officers.
About VthMtt, Loot and CMUrm'H
PrrrSBTOS, Tharsday, OsteWiiTSlI
Whit i the differefiee betweea a .;
peervelvstr OaeofsSe
Dry Goods business; yea vfi say.1
A Velvet with a tea- steeey aa? is
Velvet. Foor'Velvetss-ssosj-Asis
thinness. A good Velvet has ssMtf
there is no sparing of K.
That is tee Idea la esaeal. Oar
Velvet Department is where theUeasi
and dovetoped.
All oar Velvets hare the marks tt
lag qaaJKy. Bat there ass as sigas'
that are: met prevenT
Bvv V otsbbsbsS& 9stSTsbWBbb
vvoWiW tnVBt; syWQMH
was, at ft aa4 K 81 a yari.
Two teal barjpuas la Vejvest
Tho Blaefc Stripes atTsa."
Two baaiBSta Plashes: '
AsVlSOB saw 4BCv
A sarvay of ra Lsee
sweepiag gtaaee, wish ta
thewide raage, frees Jalui
Bteefc sad Wfcltsj wttfc ewy
between, hr these T asss. '
That BUM towscMea, tttiemii
treme in the Laess.
Special tbiafs fcvtSMSMetPj
aa4 Cream Beige.
Blaok Drapery Xetaef attfcstsjat.
and exalasivev . - :
New Tescs Xsts, Btaesr Ffeate
New Rftbos Bstetsr Nets ia
Vandyke, Chaaitlly as4
sertlons aaeLPanoHagg. ,
Beautiful ifoveHy Hiasssss Jfe
with Embroidered Hewem, wMh
Bilk In Heliotrope aMPtak.,
Xv 6 iSOBssWOflBQ sWHWB SB ssav4sjasM
Urol eoede, la a k Mat s pay:
sides Crsaa aad White.
s ocaasas,
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J9K)ii JOVm ir
la Crsaa 1 and WhHe
varieas BssTsl Petes deslgas.
Rlbboa Stripe Gaaaa, flsaasss.
wide, ia PJak, Hue, Ombs aa
IS OOsaa' sHMs HWBasTH sB'BssJwB
sWTbs SfcaMI j(WB
Haad-run Laea Searfs, IK
caaast be dapMsalsd fat twtse sha
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Seal Daehssse Lass "HisOh
AletefCMMrea'aOaas Caaifccl
4 rf EM& UMs TAB, tVVs
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