Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, November 05, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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, A Barlied "Wire and Nail Trnst
An Assured Fact.
And'the Eighth Floor of (he Lewis
Block for Offices.
tA Gigantic Combination of Western Wire
William J. Lewis, proprietor of lhe
(Lewis block, yesterday care an option to
the Federal Steel Company for the whole
eighth floor of his building, corner Smith
field street and Sixth avenue. The Federal
Steel Company is the new Barb Wire Trust
which was organized in this eity over two
-weeks ago. The fact that they asked for an
option on the rooms indicates that they will
aiakelhis city the general headquarters of
the combination, and will locate their office
here. The work on the organization of the
syndicate is still progressing, and a meeting
will nrobably be held within the next two
veeks. A coherence was held in Chicago
last week, and a number of details about
the organization of the conmany completed.
On Saturday, October 19, The Dispatch
exclusively published an acconut of a three
days' meeting of a number of barb wire
and wire nail manufacturers from all over
ihe country in this city. It was known at
the time that a company was to be formed
'to purchase the large plants in the United
.States and run tbem under one manage
fen est.
At the solicitation of those engaged in the
formation of the company nothing was said
about the gigantic combination. The
scheme was written up as a kind of an
agreement to advance the price nf finished
product so as to enable the manufacturers to
toate a small margin of profit. No perma
nent organization was formed at the
time. It was given out by those
who were interested in the matter
ihat the publication would interfere 'with
the completion of the organization, and for
-that reason it was not described as a combi
nation. Since then the syndicate has so far
progressed that the details can be given
The Oliver & Eoberts Wire Company, of
this city, Carnegie, Phipps & Co., ot Beaver
rails, the Gantier Steel Department at
Johnstown and the Braddock Wire Com
pany at Braddock are now engaged in
taking stock in their plants preparatory to
selling out to the new combination. The
latter will be known as the Federal Steel
Company and will be a chartered corpora
It is proposed to have it chartered either
binder the lawstif New Jersey or Illinois,
hut this point has not yet been settled.
Some of those forming the company say the
laws of Illinois will give them greater ad
Vantages than any other State, while others
hold a New Jersey charter would be the
hest. la conversation with George T. Oliver
yesterday the gentleman stated that they
had pnt a price upon their plant and wonid
turn it over to the new company. The
plan of the latter is to pay either in cash or
stock for every large wire mill in the coun
try they wish to control. The Pittsburg
concern will go in and take stock in the
company. Some of the stockholders who do
not favor the combination will be paid cash
for what they now own in the companies.
As soon as permanent officers are elected
the 'company will open offices in this city,
and the clerical forces in the other offices
will be dispensed with. This matter of
economy was the chief cause of the lorma
tion of the combination. It is very prob
able that John W. Gates, of St. Louis, Vice
President of the Braddock Wire Company,
"will be the president.
In speaking of the matter yesterday, Mr.
George Oliver was loath to give the real na
ture of the combination. When asked if it
was not true that he and others in this
jTicmity were taking stock to sell out to
tthe Federal Steel Company, he said:
f "Yes, it is true that there is a scheme on
foot to buy up all the large wire plants in
tthe country tor the purpose of combining
the bnsiness and thjs reduce expenses. We
have gone so far as to place a valuation on
our mills and will be paid in cash, or we
lean take stock in the general concern. The
new company for which there will be a
'charter issued in a few days will buy out
right any large concern in the United
States wich may be thought advisable to
purchase. It is not intended to have all the
wire manufacturers in the company, and for
that reason a number of the small concerns
will he left out. There is sufficient capital
(behind the scheme to buy up all the mills in
ihe country if necessary. There will be no
effort made to squeeze anybody out of the
''Those who do not wish to come in can go
Along doing business as usual, and we will
Sot meddle with them. It is not our inten
tion to build up a monopoly, but find that
it is to the best interest of the bnsiness to go
into the combination. When the subject
was first broached to our company we re
fused to go in. We were afterward con
vinced that it wonld pay us to do so and are
now ready to sell out. We were averse to
jroing into any pool. The others showed
that it was to our advantage, and as it is a
straight business transaction we are going
in. I do sot know anything about the
other plants about here, but think they will
also join."
"Will Washburn & Moen, the large con
cern Iiat fought everybody about infringing
their, patent, be in the new company?" was
"2Jo. Tbey were not asked to come in.
It was the intention to confine the combina
tion to Western companies. The concern
you mention is in Massachusetts. No, it is
not yet settled what the capital stock will
he, but it will run into millions. A confer
ence was held in Chicago last week, but this
was not determined.
"I do not know whether the headquarters
of the company will be here or not, and do not
care to speculate on the matter. It is a little
premature to sayjthat they will be in this
citv, hut I think it would be advantageous
to locate their officers here. Since the first
meeting was held prices have stiffened con
siderably, but the advance in the price of
billets was the main cause."
From another source it was learned that
there was considerable opposition to the new
company, and there is a strong probability
that the manufacturers will also form a
combination to compete with the large mill
owners. It was stated that Washburn &
Moen would go in with the others and try
to break the Federal company. The small
producers of wire and nails who were not
taken in the large combination expect that
they will be forced to sell their plants to
the big concern. It is also understood that
the latter have offered them what they con
eider a low price for their works.
This has been refused and the owners
think that sooner or later they will
have to accept them. To offset the effect of
the Federal combination the small manu
facturers bave.taken the initial steps to
form a combined company of their own.
tIi.t have pone so far as to make an offer to
i' two large Bessemer manufacturers for the
latter to Dnua a pianu iacj wiroi u
the product of the mills to be used to make
irire for some years.
They Jailed in this and now express an
'Intention and their ability to wort up such
a granger sentiment throughout the country
as will secure a reduction in the tariff on
wire rods at the next session of Congress,
and thus defeat the aims of the syndicate to
monopolize the barb wire business of the
country. They cite the results of their efforts
in 1883, when they had the duty on wire
rods reduced by "working" the Western
farmers. Such a large reduction was then
made that they claim they can do it again.
The latter information was obtained from
a Western jobber who was in the city yester
day. He said if the new Federal svndicate
went through there would be a big tariff
fight in the West. The farmers will be
made to believe that the syndicate will force
the price of "wire up, and they would have
to pay it or do without this kind of fencing.
The builders who use wire nails wonld also
also be asked to work against it The job
ber stated that if the tariff agitation was
started, the Republican representatives
from the West could not stop it.
There is in the neighborhood of 200,000
tons of barbed wire manufactured annually.
It is worth about $75 pe? ton.
Is He Authorized to Establish a Big New
Gun Flanf , or Not f
The following telegram, clipped from the
Milwaukee Evening TFJscormn, is interest
ing only as showing what different founda
tions there might easily be for the rumors of
a week ago, that Krupp was negotiating for
an extensive site for manufacturing pur
poses near Pittsburg. The agent of Krupp
is here quoted as saying he has "very strong
inducements from Pittsburg." The telegram
is dated Meuasha. Wis., November 1, and
UerrKoenigJohan, who represents that he
is an agent of Krupp, tbe gunmaker of Essen,
Germany, is a gnest of M. JI. Schoetz, and will
remain in this citv for several days. His visit
ostensibly ix to examine localities with a view
of constructing and maintaining a plant in this
coun-ry forthe manufacture ot modern guns.
He says:
"We can see money by locating either at
Pennsylvania, where iron and coal are cheap,
or in the West where the same inducements are
afforded, particularly Wisconsin or Michigan.
It is too early to yet determine what will be the
ultimate action. I have received very strong
inducements from Pittsburg, Pa., but my im
pressions are that Pittsburg is too far East. I
admire yonr elegant water power, your railway
facilities and the intelligence of your com
mnnity. I cannot see why the advantages
offered here are not as good as any which can
be had in the East."
The Wcstlnghonie Compnny' New Build
ing: Will Cost 3100,000.
The work of rebuilding the Westinghouse
Electric Works, on Garrison alley, which
was destroyed by fire some time ago, is
rapidly progressing. A large force of
workmen is employed on the building, and
the contract stipulates its completion within
60 days.
Tbe work on the building is to be much
stronger than it was formerly. The old
wooden beams are being replaced with iron
girders, and thus the structure is to be made
fireproof as nearly as possible. The com
pany intends to put an additional story on
the building, which will be fitted up with
entirely new and additional machinery.
affording tbe company the opportunity of
increasing the capacity and giving a large
number of new employes work. The cost of
the, improvements is estimated at about
Another Raid on an Allrgrd Gambling:
Home In Allegheny.
Chief of Police Kirschler and Officer
Thornton raided an alleged gambling room
on Ohio street, near Madison avenue, Alle
gheny, last night about 1Q:30 o'clock. Only
lour men were captured, the balance, among
whom was the proprietor, a man named
Coppers, escaping. The tables, cards and
chips Were also brought to the station house.
The arrested men. who gave their names as
Gordon Lewis, Andrew Hall, Albert Leon
ard and C. A Wilson, will be given a hear
ing this mornibg.
A SIx-Montb-01d Child of Attorney J. B.
DfT Badly Burned.
Yesterday afternoon the little 6-months-old
son of J. B. Duff, Esq., who resides on
Barkbeimer street, Sonthside, was painfully
scalded. A small bath tub filled with hot
water, ia which the child was about to be
bathed, was sitting on a footstool. The lit
tle fellow in some way managed to get hold
of the tub, upsetting it and spilling the con
tents all over himself. The child was very
badly scalded about the face and body.
Holders of Tickets to Obtain Badges at the
Ladle' Entrance.
W. E. Schmertz, Chairman of the Com
mittee of Arrangements for the Pan-American
reception at the Monongahela House to
morrow evening, stated yesterday that hold
ers of tickets to the reception must present
them at the ladies' entrance on Smithfield
street, where they will be given badges.
Alderman McNully Reversed on the Son
dnv Working Case.
The Wishart Detective Bureau scored
another triumph yesterday on an appeal
from a conviction for Sunday labor, in
Alderman McNulty's court. Detectives
Hester and Young were fined for working
on Sunday. The decision yesterday puts
the costs on John F. Martin.
Movements of Plttabnrccr nnd Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
District Passenger Agent E. D. Smith,
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, returned
yesterday from his trip .to California. The
heavy summer excursion business prevented
him from getting away sooner. He visited the
principal cities of the plains, stopped a few
dan in San Francisco, gazed on the wonders of
the Yosemite Vallev, and whiffed the perfume
of sweet flowers in libs Angeles and San Diego.
He was very mnch pleased with the country,
but says it doesn't half come up to Pittsburg
as a place of residence
Councilman O. A. Waggoner, of the
Bixteentb ward, was presented yesterday with
a very handsome gold-mounted cane. Mr.
Charles Stewart, of the Sixteenth ward School
Boird. who has just returned from Ireland,
brought the cane with him. It has quite a his
tory and many quaint legends are connected
with it. Tho wood is nearly petrified, and is
said to be 200 years old.
Miss Frances Clare Cusack, the "Nun
of Kenmare," was expected to arrive at the
Home Hotel yesterday. She mlsed a train
from Buffalo and wired that she would not ar
rive until this morning. At least a score of
people called at the hotel yesterday to see her.
W. H. Vanderbilt and President Newell,
with a number of other officials of the Pitts
burg and Lake Erie Bailway, went over the
road yesterday on an inspection tour. When
ths special came last night it gave the South
side station the go-by.
F. E. Seward, editor of the Coal Trade
Journal, hasoeen appointed by the Committee
on Permanent Organization of thelnternational
Exposition a member of that body, as a coal
trade representative.
John M. Tiernan, the attorney, who has
been the victim of a serious illness for some six
weeks, appeared among his friends yesterday
and has returned to his old home at the Monon
gahela House.
Mr. N. A. Gilbert and wife were at the
Monongahela House yesterday. Mr. Gilbert
was formerly President of the Cleveland Coun
cil, and is a prominent business man of that
Captain Thomas Pagan, who went to
Chicago the first week in May on a visit, re
turned home last night to rote, and to get clear
ot threatened blizzards. .
Dr. J. D. Mitchell, of' Philadelphia, is
at theJMonongahela Home.
B. F. Jones arrived in the city last
night from the East,
Prices of Adjacent Oakland Property
Increased 250 Per.Cent.
Tbe Taxes Must ba Raised One Mill to Pay
for the Property;
The Schenley Park, as announced in the
Sunday Dispatch, is nowan assured fact.
Mrs. Schenley last Saturday signed a deed
of gift of 300 acres of her property to the
city for park purposes, and coupled with it
an offer to sell another 100 acres at $1,250 per
acre. This property is to-day regarded as
worth nearly $6,000 per acre. Controller
Morrow and Chief Bigelow agree in saying
that the prices of property in the locality of
the proposed park have increased 250 per
cent since the announcement of the gilt has
been made.
The gill and sale of the property leaves
Mrs. Schenley without a lot in the Twentjr
second ward, where the park is principally
located. Her offer at the price stated has
been outbid several times by individuals.
The whole tract will cover 415 acres, and
the condition under which she offers the
ground to the city at $1,250 do not include
competition from any other buyer.
Controller Morrow said yesterday after
noon: "I'd like to see you purchase any
property in the Twenty-second ward just
now. You might have had it last week,
but to-day it takes capital to get the
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Public Works, was naturally jubilant over
the snecess of his pet scheme. He said:
"This has been the dream of my life and is
at last a reality. The park will be estab
lished, ana there is not the slightest doubt
that tbe necessary appropriations will be
made. The park will be within easy access
of the city by the cable cars, and its natural
advantages I have already spoken of. The
main entrance will be nearly opposite tbe
Bcllefield church, aud 120 feet wide. I am
decidedly now a woman's rights man, as tbe
first move made for the beautifying of the
city is made by a woman."
The purchase money must be raised by
direct taxation, a mill "added to the regular
taxes being sufficient, in the opinion of
Chief Bigelow and Controller Morrow, to
raise the necessary amount. The money can
be paid either in mstallments'or iu cash, as
the eity chooses. Both the above mentioned
officials think it would be much better to
pay spot cash.
The first work that can be done toward
improving the park will be, after the city
has closed np the agreement, the employ
ment of surveyors to get an accurate knowl
edgeof the topography of the land so that
plans for laying it oat, constructing paths,
roadways and other improvements can be
formulated. Until this is done it will be
impossible to sav what plans will be carried
our, or how much money will be required
to improve the park.
Mr. Bigelow was asked if it was not prob
able that some public spirited citizens
might not take sufficient pride in the city
and her new park to contribute something
toward its improvement. Some iron manu
facturer, iFwas suggested, might offer to pnt
up a neat iron feuce about the park. He
thought not, nnd referred to his former
opinion that the ladies took the lead in
Pittsbnrg progress.
Mr. Bigelow said that Mrs. Schenley had
received over CO letters from Pittsburg
people advising her and urging her not to
give the property to the city. Among the
numerous reasons offered for their oppo
sition, some of these people wrote Mrs.
Schenley that the city officials, intimating
Mr. Bigelow particularly, had property
near to the proposed park, which they were
trying to realize on at her expense. That
was why they took snch a deep interest in
the scheme. Mr. Bigelow said" that, as far
as that statement was concerned, he does
not own a foot of ground anywhere near
enough to the park to be influenced by its
location, nor did be know of any other city
official who did. The property around the
park had increased in value, however, fully
250 per cent since the time the Schenley
Park matter was first agitated. He knew
of one tract of 20 acres in that neighborhood
that had gone begging before that for
$20,000, but for which the owner declined
565,000 a few days ago.
Mr Bigelow said further that property in
the city everywhere was advancing rapidly
in value, to prove which and to show how
easy it would be for him to clear a nice big
snm himself, he said he had purchased lor
the city last summer a few acres of land for
which he paid 530,000. There was no money
in the Citv Treasury to buy this land, so he
pnt it up himself until the city is ready to
supply it. Since making the purchase he
has refused offers of $120,000 tor that same
land, and could have taken it too without
any breach of honesty, but there would have
been a howl about jobs if he had. The
property is still where the city can have it
when she pays what it was bought Tor.
Mr. Bigelow, who mar be regarded aa the
father of the park projects in Pittsburg,
was so deeply interested in the perfection of
tbe scheme that when he learned another
person, representing interested parties in
Pittsbnrg, had started for Europe to dis
suade Mrs. Schenley from her generous in
tentions he at once notified Mr. Carnahan.
This was at midnight, and Mr. Carnahan
caught the 3 A. M. train for the East, get
ting the Etruria, the same vessel which the
opposition's representative sailed upon.
It was a rather remarkable fact that Mr.
Bigelow received on the next morning a
cablegram from Mrs. Schenley telling v him
to hold all negotiations off for tbe present.
To this he replied at a cost of $5 75, saying
he had no chance to make any arrangements
as Mr. Carnahan was then on the ocean.
The prompt action of the Chief of the De
partment of Public Works is regarded as all
that saved the park for Pittsburg against
he work of people wh j aiwagood chance to
invest a little money and tried to make use
of it. Mr. Carnahan returned from Europe
last Saturday evening and he feels as good
over the successful outcome of his visit as
Chief Bigelow does.
An OQcer Reprimanded for Too Tightly
nandcnfllag a Prisoner.
Last night Constable Altmyer, of Lower
St. Clair Township, appeared attheXwenty
eighth ward lockup, having in charge a
prisoner whose hands he had so tightly
handcuffed in front of him that the skin had
been torn from his wrists. The constable
stated the man had been arrested for dis
orderly conduct and he wanted him locked
up. Inspector McKelvv, who was at the
lockup, was so incensed at the manner in
which the prisoner had been handcuffed
that he ordered the constable out ot the sta
tion and informed him if he did not go
he would lock up both of them. Constable
Altmyer thereupon departed with his pris
oner, vowing that heTvould release him and
hold the Inspector responsible.
Fred Eaw Badly Burned by a Natural Gas
Explosion. i
Fred Baw, an employe in Beynold's fac
tory on Smallman street, was seriously
burned yesterday afternoon. Baw went to
turn on the natural gas in tbe furnacr.
When he applied the light a quantify of gas
which had accumulated exploded. He was
badly burned about the face and body, and
was removed to the West Penn Hospital.
His condition is-serious. He is 47 years of
age, and lives in the Sixteenth ward.
Fob a disordered liver trySeecbam's Pills.1'
Peaks' Soap the purest and best ever made
Will Succeed the Old Dlnnnraetorlng Firm
ofD. W. C. Carroll 8s Co.
An old established boiler and tank manu
facturing firm has been reconstruct under a
new title and with tbe infnsion of new
blood. Captain J. W. Porter is associated
with other large capitalists in the erection
on Penn avenue and Second street of a
large and well-equipped boiler and tank
factory. The works are being built for the
Carroll-Porter Boiler and Tank Company.
The officers are J. W.Porter, President; J. E.
Porter.Secretary and Treasurerjand D.W.C.
Carroll General Superintendent The works
willover about an acre of ground, the
main building being 210 feet long and 81
broad and constructed of iron and wood.
Auother building will be 40x200 feet. In
every respect tbe works are being built to
suit their special purposes, a notable feature
being the tower, 70 ieet high intended to
house the large steam riveter which will be
nearly double the size ot any now in use.
The latest and best machinery will be set
up, including bending rolls of the unusual
length of 21 feet. It Is intended to manu
facture steam boilers, bridges, oil tank cars,
oil and water tanks, iron griders, iron and
steel rivets and all kinds of sheet iron
works. It will take some little time to get
all the machinery in place.bnt the riveters,
'rolls, shears, cranes, etc., will be in oper
ation by the beginning of the year 1890.
The new company succeeds D. W. C.
Carroll & Co. Captain Porter, the Presi
dent, has been engaged in the iron business
for a number of years. Mr. Carroll has had
much experience in the special linesof man
ufacturing which the new concern will un
dertake. The company will employ 200 men
to start with.
A LawrcnceTllle Woman Thinks Her Hus
band Has Eloped.
Yesterday afternoon a woman, who gave
her name as Mrs. Annie Dunmeyer, of Law
renceville, called upon Agent Dean, of the
Humane Society, and related to him that
her husband had run away from her with
another woman. The story of the elopement
is as follows: About three weeks ago Jo
seph Dunmeyer, who had been in this coun
try about three years, told his wife that he
bad lost his position with a certain baker
for whom he had been -working. He said
he desired to go to Dixmont to seek work.
Before he left the fatal photograph
was discovered She drew from his
coat pocket, while he was sleeping, the
photograph of a pretty woman. When he
awoke she upbraided him for his stray love,
and he denied the charge. He demanded
the picture, which his wife refused to furnish.
According to the story told to Agent Dean
by Mrs. Dunmeyer, her hnsband thereupon
assaulted her and forcibly tore the photo
graph from her. Last Tuesday Mr. Dun
meyer told his wife that he was going to
Dixmont to look for work. She has not
heard from him since, and is living upon
the charity of the neighbors. She believes
that he has gone to Bochester, where the
picture which she found was taken, and has
eloped with a Bochester woman.
Mr. Dean is totally at a lots what action
to take. The deserted wife, who has applied
to him, is left absolutely destitute. She has
two children, one 21 and the other 2 months
old. Mrs. Dunmeyer has been in the
United States only about 12 mouths, and
cannot talk a word of English.
Samuel A. Besieged by People Who Wanted
Money for Totes.
S. A. Johnston, Esq., the Diamond street
attorney, is a large man. He wears side
whiskers and mustache, and resembles B.
H. Johnston, Esq., candidate for District
Attorney, though they ?o not otherwise
look more alike than two large men ordi
narily dc Evidently somebody had
considerable enjoyment yesterday at
the expense of the first-named.
Every few minutes from morn until
even a patriot would call in and ask for
funds. Some wanted money for one pur
pose and anothers for another, bnt all were
able to assure Mr. Johnston that the expen
diture would conduce to mace his calling
and election sure. As ibis particular
Johnston wasn't running for tbe office the
freqnent interruption wasn't always pleas
ant. He bore it tolerably well, especially
when he notic-d how much pleasure ex
County Commissioner Beckert was deriving
from reminiscences of the days when he
was expected to bny tickets for everything
irom a churcn lestivat to a prize-ugnt.
Strayed Away From Her Homo and Has
Not Been Henrd of Since.
Inquiry is being made in Allegheny for
an 18-year-old girl named Lavinia Boyd,
who has been missing since Friday; October
25. The girl's home is not known, but for
several months she lived as a domestic at
the house of William Greenawalt ,at 14
North Canal street, Allegheny. About a
week before her disappearance she went to
Father Mollinger, of Troy Hill, for relief
from a sickness she then endured. She left
ostensibly to return to Mr. Greenawalt's on
Friday, tbe 25th, but she has not been heard
of since. The girl is affected in a peculiar
manner, being at times overcome by faint?
ing spells, which leaves her speechless for
hours at a time, though not unconscious.
A Number of Coal Bom Sent Ont Yesterday
and Last Night.
The river rose very rapidly yesterday, and
at noon showed over nine ieet of water in the
harbor. The coal men were very busy yester
day afternoon. W. H. Brown Sons sent
down three large tows, O'Neill & Co., John
A. Wood & Son, and Joseph Walton & Co.
two each. So sudden a rise has seldom been
known in the river history. The steamer
Time left Cincinnati Sunday evening with
21 empty boats, and will arrive here about
There U No High School Class at tbe Spring,
field This Year.
Miss Wolfe, the teacher in the Springfield
school, has been sustained by the directors.
They have made a thorough investigation
and found that there is no material in the
school this year for a high school class.
The residents of the ward are principally
working people. When their children
reach the age of 14 or 15 years they are, as
a rule, withdrawn from school and com
pelled to work.
Tired Eyes.
We often hear people speak of their eyes
getting tired, as though the retina or nerve
that takes the picture does the Seeing was
fatigued. Such is not the case. The retina
seldom tires. The power of seeing clearly
at different distances is called accommoda
tion. This is effected by the action of the
cilliary muscle upon the lens which it sur
rounds. When tbe sight is fixed at a dis
tance, say 20 feet, it is nt rest; when we look
at objects say one foot the muscle has
grasped the lens around its edge, nnd by
this pressure made it thicker, so as to con
verge the rays of light on the retina, which
would without this action have fallen be
behind the retina.
The more necessity there is for this accom
modating effort, cither irom naturally far,
or mixed sight, or by increased age, which
hardens the lens, or contiuuous use over
work, or feeble health the harder the
muscle has to work to keep the sight satis
factory, and hence the "tired eyes." Glasses
are the only remedy, the proper adjustment
of which is a science, and those who value
their eyes at their real .worth, appreciate the
services of those who' have mastered the
subject as has Dr. Sadler, 804 Penn avenue.
Sate Monet Buy blankets, comforts,
etc., nt Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Successful Experiment Tried in tbe
Macbeth Glass-Honse.
A Kew Field for the Supply of Ore
Under Consideration.
An experiment was tried in George A.
MacBeth's chimney factory on the South
side yesterday, which is of very great im
portance tp manufacturers who use natural
gas. If subsequent trials are as satisfactory,
something is promised in the way of saving
gas, which will put the meter system in the
sbadeand save shut-downs in mills and
factories when the pressure is low.
The new invention is very simple. It
consists of nothing more than the combina
tion of air with the gas as it issues from the
burner, aud bv this combination using a
heavy percentage of the oxygen which enters
largelj into the constituency of air. The
experiment made was with a small, revolv
ing fan on the same shaft that runs the
other machinery. A pipe from this con
nected from beneath with a glory hole and
ran up to the center of the burner. Hereto
fore it has required the valve wheel on the
gas supply pipe to be turned once and a
half around to supply enough pres
sure for the glory hole, but yesterday
when the air waB turned on the wheel only
required to be moved one-fourth of an inch.
The usual pressure to a glory hole is one
ounce, while yesterday the pressure was a
very small fraction of this amount.
Mr. William Boot, paymaster for the
firm, who is the iqventor or discoverer of
this new saving process, said that by put
ting the air in all the burners the pressure
in the factory could be reduced to three
ounces where 16 to 20 are now required.
To-day further experiments are to be made
and the air supplied to other glory holes and
Before putting the process in practice and
fitting up their factory the firm will see the
Philadelphia Company and try to obtain a
reduction in gas bills according to the
amount used. Mr. Boot could not be seen
last night, but it is understood that be al
ready has a patent on the process which pre
vents others from trying it without his. con
sent. If it is a success the value of the invention
can readily be seen by all manufacturers, as
the cost of a fan and the fittings necessary to
snpply the air to the burners would be very
cheap and easy to put in. The saving in gas,
if anywhere near that predicted, would
practically settle the question of shortage
and inadequate supply.
A Company to Bring: it Here Valuable De
poslts on the New York Central It May
Displace Lake Superior Ore.
The increase in the. iron -business around
Pittsbnrg was never better exemplified than
in a meeting held yesterday in H. E. Collins'
office, Lewis block, of capitalists to consider
the best means of getting magnetic ore to
the furnaces at the least possible cost. As
the railroads, it was said, generally have
discriminated against Pittsburg in tbe mat
ter of Treights until Andrew Carnegie made
bis attack on them, the principal subject of
discussion yesterday was to secure some
This is to be afforded by the company op
erating the Benson Iron Ore Mines at
Carthage, N. Y. The company claims to
have an iron ore vein exposed, 10,000 feet
in length and from 5,000 to 6,000 feet in
width. It is regarded as the greatest de
posit of magnetic iron ore in tbe world.
The niost important point, however, in dis
cussion was the question of freights, which
coming over the Lake Erie, Eoad, would, if
the arrangements contemplated could be
completed, set the ore down in Pittsbnrg
cneaper tnin it could be brought irom
Lake Superior, and of fully as good a qual
ity. The ore in the Carthage district is
of a heavy, red character, very soft and
fully as good in the opinion of experts as
that from tbe Lake Superior district. The
object in forming the Pittsburg company is
apparently to save on freights by getting
the shipments over the New York Central,
Lake Shore and Lake Erie lines, thus form
ing a competitive run with the Pennsyl
vania system. This is the first time an effort
has been made to place New York oro on
the Pittsburg market, and will be narrowly
watched by the furnace men who have long
contracts ahead.
The Western Associations to Meet and
Decide TJpoo Future Rates.
The Pittsburg Window Glass Manufac
turers' Association held its usual weekly
meeting at the office oi E. C. Schmertz &
Co., First avenue, yesterday afternoon.
The attendance was small. It was said by a
gentleman present that no decision was ar
rived at vrith regard to advancing the price
of the product on a level with the last rates
made by the Cbambers-McKee Company.
It was stated that a meeting of the associa
tion and the Western Window Glass Manu
facturers' Association would he called to
assemble in about two weeks' time to con
sider the advisability of a further advance.
Mr. William Loeffler said that the condi
tion of the trade warranted an advance, and
thateven with an additional increase, prices
would be lower than they were last winter.
Mr. Thomas Wightman was of opinion that
a further advance would not injure the
market, and gave it as his belief that very
many manufacturers had sold three months
ahead, whereby, as far as their present busi
ness was concerned, the advance in rates
affected them to a very small extent.
Thirty Founders Hnve Yielded to the Dr.
mnnds for Increased Wages.
Four other founders yesterday conceded
the demand ot their molders for an increase
of 10 per cent. They are: Mackintosh,
Hemphill & Co., whose men will likely go
to work on Wednesday should the damage
occasioned by the late explosion be repaired;
Sterrit & Thomas, the Pittsbnrg Foundry
Company and the McKeesport Machine
Company. H. T. Porter & Co., locomotive
builders of Lawrenceville, are likely to
sign to-day, as are one or two others. The
molders who worked in Einzer & Jones'
foundry turned in yesterday morning, the
firm having signed the scale, but were not
permitted to work. One of the firm said
that he no longer had use for all of them.
He declared his intention of picking his
men in the future.
Some 28 firms have so far conceded the de
mand of their men, and the strike is regard
ed as virtually over. Another firm expected
to sign to-day is the Pittsburg Manufactur
ing Company. The most prominent firms
still holding out are Jones &Laughlins and
the Oliver Iron and Steel Company.
The Volley Fnrnnce Men Will Also Have to
ftnnd Tbctr Share.
Tbe Youngstown Freight Committee, com
posed of representatives from the railroads
running through the Mahoning and Shenan
doah valleys, wjll hold a meeting to-day at
Cleveland, O., to take action on the late
advance in iron rates. Tbe new rates were
published in The Dispatch on Saturday
Down With Scarlet Fever.
Members of labor organizations, and
miners in particular, will regret to hear that
George Harris, ex-President of the Miners'
Association, has just burled one of his sons.
Fred, aged 5 yean, who succumbed to as
attack of scarlet fever. Four other of Mr.
Harris' children are suffering from the same
disease, and many letters' of condolence and
sympathy daily reach him at his home in
If Not Granted, tbe Demand Hay Result Is a
General Strike.
Several miners who were in the city yes
terdar reported that .Stone's McKeesport
miners had preferred a demand for an addi
tional cent on the present rate, or a snm of 3
cents per bushel. The firm was to have
given -an answer yesterday, but it had not
been heard irom. A similar demand has
been made by Joseph Walton Ss Co.'s West
Elizabeth miners, whose present rate ia
2J cents. It is thought a general strike
may ensue if tbe increase is not granted.
The Evangelical Ministerial Association. Not
Yet Disbanded.
The Evangelical Ministerial Assoeiatlon
met yesterday afternoon in the Y. M. C. A.
building, and discussed the advisability of
dissolving the association. After prayer
the minutes of. the last meeting were read.
Dr. Felton read a paper on "Ministerial
Visiting:" After comments were made
upon the paper, the question of dissolution
was taken np.
Dr. Felton favored the continuance of
tre association, even under some changes,
as it would promote brotherly love among
the ministers, and be a power in Pittsburg
Protestantism. Bev. J. W. Sproull said
that if there was no more interest to be dis
played in the future than there had been in
the past, they had better disband. As the
association stood it was a failure. Just
here Bev. I. N. Hays and Bev. Dr. Boyle
had a short wordy war About whether or
not tbe association had ever been an auxil
iary of tbe National Evangelical Alliance.
Dr. Hays said that it had not, but he was
in favor of making it such, and admitting
laymen as members.
Another minister thought that the asso
ciation was dead, and the best thing that
could be done was to give it a decent burial.
After more talk it was proposed that the
local denominational societies give up their
morning meetings one Monday in each
month, so that the various ministers could
attend the meetings of the Evangelical As
sociation. A motion was carried that three
ministers, members of the association, he
appointed from each denomination to see
the local societies in regard to the above,
and another motion to make the time of
meeting the last Monday in each month,
except July, August and September, was
carried. This is looked upon by the minis
ters as a final attempt to save the associa
tion. After some fruitless talk as to the ad
visability of making tbe association a
branch of tbe Evangelical Alliance, the
meeting adjourned.
Difficulties In the M ay of m Control by a
Tbe Allegheny street railway pot is again
bnbbling, and tbe air is filled with rumors
and counter rumors without number. Mr.
J. W. Daliell, President of tbe TJhion Line,
when asked if that line was to be sold to the
Allegheny Traction Company, said:
"Not that I know of, and if it was, I
think that I would be aware otthe fact. Ot
course, I expect that the road will be, in
time, either a cable or an electric line, but
which I cannot say. It depends altogether
on which system proves the best and cheap
est, hut for some time to come horses will
furnish our motive power."
Another gentleman, who is prominent in
stre'et railway circles and who is a stock
holder in the various roads, says that the
Allegheny Traction Company, as it now ex
ists, is not much more than a charter. It
was formed for the purpose of gaining con
trol of the various Allegheny roads, and
making cable roads of them, but it has, as
?et, not accomplished its object, and irnot
ikely to, as none of the lines canr be sold
without tbe unanimous consent of the stock
holders. This consent, he says, will not be
given, and if any of the lower Allegheny
lines change their motive power, the change
will be made under their present manage
A Bnllder Who Did Not Keep His Agree
meot Jailed Yesterday.
J. S. Mock, the contractor brought back
from Johnstown last week on the charge of
obtaining money on false pretenses, was
arraigned before 'Squire Burns yesterday.
It is charged that he obtained $200 from a
Twelfth ward woman- on contract to erect
her a house and failed to fulfill his agree
ment. He had a hearing Wednesday before
Alderman Warner on a similar charge, the
complainant being Bridget Kenney.of Jones
avenue above Twenty-eighth street.
Four Sizes Smallest lo Largest $1 75,
82, 83 SO and 85.
During this week we will offer extraordi
nary bargains in Smyrna rugs.
Tbe $5 rugs are the same the peddlers
carry around add sell at $10 to $12.
All the rest are sold by the peddlers at a
corresponding increase over our price.
Edwaed Gboetzinoeb, .
tt 627 and 629 Penn avenue,
Yes. Wo 1 111
Sell for to-day about 480 handsome over
coats for men, in imported Kerseys and
heavy Chinchillas. The attractive price is
812. If you cast yonr eyes on them one
glance will suffice to show you that they are
big bargains, worth a great deal more than
12. Make a point to see 'em to-day.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
If Yon Want Ladle.' Skirts
Examine our stock, which includes merino
at SI and f 1 25, stockinette at $1 and $1 25,
knit wool, 51 25, $2, $2 50, $3 50, white, nat
ural, cardinal, natural wool cashmere, $3 25
and $3 75.
Hokhe & Ward, 41 Fifth avenue.
Ladles' Peasant Clonks, fffedtnm and Heavy
Weights, Plain
And fancy cloths, with and without vest
fronts, all extra value, from $10 to 20.
JOS. HOKNE & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Do yon want a piano or organ?
Do you want to"save 50 to 75?
Do you want to know how this can be
For full information write to W. L.
Thompson & Co., East Liverpool, O. TT3
Very choice bargain lot new black silk
drapery net, striped and figured at 1, worth
1 50. Bogos & Buhl.
Ladles' Swiss Ribbed Wool Drawers,
Just received. All sizes in white and
Hobne & Ward, 41 Fifth avenue.
Don't be misled. 8tick to the old relia
ble Wainwright's beer. All dealers keep it
5525 is their telephone number. Tusu
Go to Groelzinger's great sale of carpets,
carpet remnants and rngs, beginning to-day.
627 and 629 Penn avenue. tt
Nothing contributes mora toward a
sound digestion than tbe use of Angostura
What is the best thirst quencher?
F. & V.'s Pilsner beer. All dealers.
Cabinet photos, 1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gillery. 10 and 12 Sixth si. xrsu
The Peculiar Case That is Agitating
the Gossips of Baltimore.
Superintendent Jatveett Says His Servant
is a Bigamist.
The Tthirty-third ward has been torn up
for some time over s case of alleged bigamy,
the material portions of which ars thus re
lated by Mr. J. W. Fawcett, Superintend
ent of the Pitisbnrg Harbor Company's
landing, above the Point bridge:
Eight years ago, last February, a young
man applied to Mr. Fawcett for
employment, and securing it, worked for
Mr. Fawcett until last Anril with.
out any special incident occurring.
For a long tine he kept company
with a girl in the Thirty-fourth ward, and
married her on tbe 20th of last May, Father
Mcxigne penorming tne ceremony, ilr.
Fawcett was not satisfied with some phases
of the man's conduct. His name is Samuel
Kelly, and their business connection iceased
when he married the girl. Last month Mr.
Fawcett got a letter from a woman in Balti
more, who said she was Kelly's wife. Some
three weeks ago, shortly before the re
ceipt ot tne letter irom Baltimore.
Kelly called at tbe Fawcett resi
dence, and, calling Mrs. Fawcett out.
said he must go away. Mr. Fawcett bought
him a ticket to Baltimore and since then
the girl he married has been missing. Some
people think she has followed Kelly, while
others indignantly deny it Mrs. Fawcett
states that she and her husband want to tell
all they know and place themselves straight
on the record.
The following letter, which Fawcett read
to Kelly, seems to have precipitated his re
moval. It war written to Fawcett and
Kelly disappeared the day following:
Baltikobk, October 19, 18S9.
Mr. Kelly:
Deab Sir I will take the time to write you
these few lines to let yon know that your son
and myself still live, and I want to know what
you intend to do for your child. I bave sup-
fiorted him eigbt years, and he is now a very
argeboyand it takes a great deal money to
support him. I sent a dispatch to yonr super
intendent, bnt received no answer. I went
to See your brother, and he told me
the best thing I could do was to send a dis
patch, and I did so, which I have told yon. and
now I have taken tbe time and trouble to write
to you, and must receive an answer immedi
ately and let me know what you intend to do.
Now, if yon don't send a answer as soon as pos
sible I will dispatch to tbe Cblet of Police, then
I will be sure tn receive a answer, as you have
neglected it Write immediately and oblige
your wife, Mfia. Lizznt Kelly.
P. 8. Direct Mrs. Lizzie Kelly. No. 1720
Frederick avenue, Baltimore City, Md.
The Fawcett family, having taken an in
terest in Kellv were somewhat angered at
the turn affairs had taken. They expressed
their opinionrof Ma somewhat freely and
as this stirred up some of the people of the
ward to a great extent, there is
The Fawcetts decided to inquire into
the case more folly and have since
maintained a considerable correspon
dence with the Baltimore woman.
Mrs. Fawcett also states that
she had an examination made
of the marriage license list of this countv
and satisfied herself as to the proceedings at
mis en a oi ins line, xo snostantiate her
story the Baltimore lady sent a record ot
her marriage with Kelly at St. Thomas'
Church, Woodbury.
Mr. Fawcettstatesthat he has heard that
Kellv was in Baltimore and also that he
was fn Brooklyn. Its would not have said
anything about tbe matter publicly had it
not been that it became necessary for him
self ana wife to speak out in self justification.
He U Ifat-tBo nfao.
' Ttia ..urns tT S AVtflfJf - w.mm
..i. ..rain w ... . . .u. ... ...c.a bujuu
others as one of tne paen arrested in a' poker
raid Sunday night. Some have confounded
the name with M. Arnfeld, a respectable
young Hebrew of the city, and it has caused
him no little annoyance. He is not the
man who was arrested.
Coal Moving by Ri II .
The Pittsburg and Western road is now
getting out coaHa fairly good shape. The
shipment of slack has been resumed and is
foing on well. Operators are encouraged to
elieve that they wiITbe able to fulfill their
contracts with the lake trade before tbe close
of navigation.
Special Bargains
A few of many Dress Goods bargains
40-Inch All-Wool Henriettas at 60c.
40-Inoh All-Wool Serges at 60c
49-Inch All-Wool Extra Fine Henriettas at
42-inch All-Wool French Bearetz at $1 091
42-inch All-Wool Boyal Cords at SI 00.
62-inch All-WooL Extra Serge at 85c.
We aim to offer at all times the cholcestprod
nets of foreign looms In
In Silk Warn Cashmeres, Henriettas, eta We
carry several popular lines so that our custom
ers bave a wfde range of choice as to shade,
weight, finish and price.
Our stock of medium price foreign dress
fabrics was never moro complete, embracing
many and choice effects In pretty combination
and pattern dresses.
SPECIAL VALUES at our Sflk Counter.
We offer on very close margin a large purchase
of reliable Black Silks. We name as unusual
good value grades at SI 00, II 25.
ALL BILK SU3AHS Full line of colorings,
at 40c 65c, 73c, 85c.
Stripe Silks in new effects 75c
High novelties in Silks, Persian effects, etc.
at Jl SO to S3 60.
We call special attention to our very large
and complete assortment of Ladies, Misses and
Children's Cloaks and Wraps.
Our Stock was never more caref ally selected,
and we believe we. can salt every taste and
every pocket. As our variety Is almost endless,
we ask all buyers ot cloaks to gireonrstecka
careful examination. "
505 and 507 MARKET STREET
E. J.:H01pR &C0,
61, 68 and 65 wert twenty-thh1d st,
Hew yobk.
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro.
dnctlons I the Furnltaro and Upholstery
Art ftom the. recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world.
Novelties of London production.
Novelties ot Paris production. k
Novelties of Vienna prodaettea.
Our own Importation.
Novelties of American prodaeWen, taelaaMac
those ot our owa manufacture.
Visiters to New York are cordially iarited teT
call and exacalae our seeefc sad prises. The
central leMa of oar. esUMlshment (adjola
tefcBeeaMsase) makes it Mrs asesssfrssBi
an parts or tne our. if iw tssh
Many People Who Wool Invitations Will bo
Dlnoppololed. K.
Miss Kate Drexel.-who is to be received
into the convent of St. Mary of Mercyqn
Webster avenue. Thursday morning, -has
decided to take the name of 8t. Catherine
and will be known as Sister Catherine. 'Jit
is stated that her first assignment will bejw
a nurse in the Mercy Hospital, on Sleven
on street She will also be sent to the
young ladies' academy at St. Xaviers.rk
1 j "v eonw'lerable skirmishing
being done by persons who wish to attend'
e recephon, for invitations, but they will
be sadly disappointed. The affair will be '
very exclusive. Outside ot her family and '
near friends none bnt thtf clergy wiU.be
present. ArchbishopByan.of Philadelphia, -and
Bishop O'Conner, of Omaha, her
spiritual advuer, will arrive in the city to-
morrow evening. The lormer will preach f
the sermon of tbe new postulant.
A telegram from Philadelphia last night ,
stated that relatives of Miss Kate Drexel
say that from what they know of herinten-
tlon She Will not return In ih world sflif
taking the white veil, bnt will eontihuTiffl
her novitiate until she becomes -a fall'mema
DprnftliA am3i Tk. - -. s.L"V
--- -- - -... j.uc story pnoicu ia moi
,--- ;- ..urn jTKuourg is annuo
in this partipular, as it is in its other refers
?,uk" " " 7"ug woman's cloister lue,-aat
iuw u uuv s roaTemnu one. 2 vft
Narrow Kscspo of" asoothildf Party FroMsE
a Railroad Wreck. - lf
A number of Sonthsiders who went to tW
pany at onarpsDurg in a waeon last Fridsr
nigbt had a very narrow escape. After the v
it t.j : - : r .' -v
uaucs wvj ncic returning nome ana just as '
they were about to cross tbe Pittsburg- and
Western tracks a train wasseen approaching. '
Two of the men jumped out and Just suc
ceeded in getting the horse off the track,
when the train dashed by, striking one ot
wheels' of the wagon bnt doing no particular
damage. The ladies who were iof the wagon
at the time, became so badlv frightened that
one of them. Miss Laura Kencel, who lives
on Carson streets, between South S'venth
and Eighth street, jumped out and si stained
injuries that hare since confined her to the
To Get Early TWIns. '
The Kandall Club win have a specials
wire run into their clubhouse on Sixth a've-sV.
nue to-day to receive -election returns this'?'
evening. 'Hjt
About Linings, Skirts, Cloak Room Items:
.inR HflRNR xm
Jb" J
PiTiaauno. Tuesday, November avian" ''
Even If of least Importance linings "ars'stm- 'j&
ot considerable importance In connection, with
Dress Goods. - t .&"
What for linings there's a long list of them.
A few:
A good standard Cambricat...., 5c '
The best Berlin Foulard Cambricat. 7o
Agood gray Drilling at go' 1
French Cambrics, 28 inches wide. at. .10c '
Percallnea. 38 inches wide, at. .... .36c
Imported EogUshPercaIioesat......25eaBd30a
Good Una Sllidasat .:.J0a1
Gray Mixed Hair Cloth, Besvat. .350
Finer and strongerwltb each rise, at 12J$o to 25c?
Satlne Waist Lining at ascaadrs'
Printed "Satlnes and .Fancy Waist Unin
Fine materials for lining costing as muck"
Dress Goods, Included In what we have left na-f
There's UtHe tbe imitator can't Imitate. FewS
Dress Goods turned out under favoring stars!
that arenotimltated In cheap fabrics Imitated!
In stand-off looks. A closer look, a casual fselA
or at any rate the wear, shows up thei
Bnt In most It's not necessary even to wear!
to And it out.
One line of goods of the few never Imitated.!
and that in wearing tbe best you never meet a '
cheap imitation These distinctively English.,
Serge Cloths, In dead blacks and grape blues.
Why are they not imitated it doesn't matterJi
These elegant goods. 52, 51 and 56 inches wide,-,
range In price from J2 23 to 18 S a yard. And!
they are wen worth it.
Ladles' Underskirt Deparsnsst
store. Seven of the kinds tor be-feasxtlj
all sizes, excellent, good, warm and sorrleeoWsii,
skirts, that would stand many words bffaVerJg
able comment: SiSm
SATIN-Sstin and Wool sad SsttiMjsST
Italian Cloth. fS to $18. X"
MORES E The old fasWeeed, ever-wear
ing.! , .
8ATINE Choice colorings, fl 88.
ALPACAS And the good old Lusterine.
IS 50 and $3.
WOOL In good coloriBgs, 91 X to K
GERMAN COTTON-Good sad strong. TSe .
BEERSUOKER-Good. clear patterns, oat-
season prices, 1 la-seasoa price, 1 50.
f i ,- .Mr.
A word f n a general way4 about our stock of
Traveling Bags; Complotanow.bot new goods.
coming: , u
No Imitation. '
Nothing is imitation herW
Real within and real without
What U grain Is the real cowhide.
What Is alligator Is Wreal alligator.
Th niniVVnMi kAf m w f?MiratfUw
. ... ,, Trf-T.'
values ana always the most stylish goods.
A few specials:
Ladles' Peasant Cloaks, medium and heavy
weights, plain and fancy cloths, with and with
out vest fronts, extra value, 10 to S3X
Three special bargain lots of Una Imported.
Cloth Newmarkets, In plain sad fancy color-,
lngs,8,tl0and-15. f ,
Finest Silk Seal Plush Jackets. Jiuaty.s4
stylish, rolling collars. Sealskin and nnttnti
Lamb trimmed, at Interesting prices. V-?)
job; hdrne iw
knnIatenue storm
values are the strongest card. Quality prleeiKW
the combination for values. Always the best J