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';,Planto Consolidate Chartiers
and Mansfield.
FA $300,000 IKON PLANT.
J. W. Hammond & Son Induced to
. Build a Mill in the Yalley.
' Thirty Acres of Land for Freight Tarda and
Repair Shops.
A regular boom has struck the boroughs
of Mansfield and Chartiers. There is con
siderable excitement just now over the ques
tion of consolidation, the matter of estab
lishing a -water works, a new iron and steel
plant and a large repair shop for the Pan
handle Kailroad. The movement to con
solidate the borougha is favored by one fac
tion and opposed by another. The friends
of the scheme contend that it would mate
rially increase the importance of the place
in every way to combine them under one
government, and claim that it is only a mat
ter of time until the project will go through.
Birth was given to the consolidation
scheme at a meeting held some time aj-o to
consider a plan for the erection of a water
works. Two rival companies had applied
for the right to lay water mains through the
boroughs, but as a prerequisite asked the
boroughs to pay $1,000 each for the use of
water for town purposes. This demand was
considered unreasonable, and the boroughs
set about to make arrangements for a water
works of their own. At a joint meeting of
the Borough Councils the borough solicitors
advised them that, being two distinct cor
porations, it would not be legal for them to
enter upon the plan jointly. The question
was then raised: "Why are we two bor
oughs?" And from that has grown a senti
ment in favor of consolidation that is assum
ing very large proportions.
Two meetings of the Borough Councils
lave been held to consider the matter, and
it has been referred to the councils of each
borough to call public meetings in their
respective places to get an expression of the
people on the subject. On that point the
matter rests. The people who favored the
combination idea were not satisfied with
the result of the joint meeting of councils,
as it was known that the majority of mem
bers of the two councils were opposed to the
scheme, and it was feared some trick might
be worked. Everything possible is being
done to get the meeting of citizens called,
and to find out what are the next best steps
to take.
Burgess C. A. "Willis, of Chartiers
borough, was seen at his home yesterday
by a Dispatch representative, and to the
latter he gave a very complete explanation
of the consolidation scheme, together with
the benefits that are expected to result from
its consummation, and the general object
ions advanced by those opposed to it.
In th first place, there is a diversitv of
names that causes no little inconvenience of
a serious character. On all the United States
maps Vansfield borough is marked "Mans
field." The postcfEce is styled "Mansfield
"Valley." Hundreds of letters and other
-articles of mail matter, addressed "Mans
field, Pa.," go to Tioga county where there
is another Mansfield. One day last week
more than 100 letters were received from
Mansfield, Tioga county, that belonged to
Mansfield "Valley. This arrangement of
things interferes considerably with the
banking and commercial interests. If the
boroughs were consolidated, both old names
dropped, and a new one selected, a central
postoffice could be established with the ad
vantages of a free delivery.
Another advantage would be, that all
the business of the two boroughs would be
under one government. The streets could
be attended to better, the educational and
all other interests could be given better
attention. Fire and police protection could
be secured, something that one of the
boroughs is now entirely without and the
other is not well provided with. The water
works would be assured. It is claimed
taxes would be lower because the one gov
ernment could be operated at a less expense
than the two now are.
The general objections to the plan include
the argument that the three bridges that
would then be within the borough limits,
and which now belong to and are maintained
by the county, would have to be kept up by
the borough. These are good structures,
probably worth 530.000 and if one should
burn down or be swept away it would rest
with the new corporation to replace it
Some of the Mansfield residents object be
cause of their more extensive improvements
over Chartiers. They have a good system
of sewerage, macadamized etreets, a volun
teer fire department, a borough hall to
offset an indebtedness of $1,500. Chartiers
borough has no borough property; not such
well improved streets, but is free from debt
Taking everything into consideration, the
condition of affairs in each borough is about
equal. The assessed valuation of Chartiers
is 5905,000 and that of Mansfield is about
5300.000. Combined they would have a
population of about 9,000" or 10,000. The
boroughs have railroad connection with the
Lake Erie road through the Pittsburg,
Chartiers and Toughiogheny, and with the
Pennsylvania system through the Panhan
dle road. Twenty-one trains are run daily
eaeh way over the two roads. There" are
seven churches, three hotels, one rolling
mill, two planing mills, one flouring mill,
two good Echool buildings worth $50,000.
The boroughs are located in the heart of a
coal bed extending many miles south and
west, and it is only ten milec from good gas
O. B. Cook, Esq., Solicitor for Mansfield,
was also seen. He said the people of the
two boroughs were beginning to realize that
tbey are falling behind other suburban com
munities and are commencing to take an
interest in town affairs. He thought it only
a matter of time until the two boroughs are
Arrangements will be completed to-dav
for the erection of a $300,000 iron and steel
plant in Chartiers borough. "W. J. Ham
mond & Son, known as the Pittsbnrg Iron
and Steel Company, have quietly negoti
ated for land on which to locate a large mill.
Pifteen acres of ground in the extreme west
end of the borough have been purchased
from David S. Carothers for $10,000. "W.
J. Hammond & Son pay $8,000 of this
amount and the balance has been raised
among the citizens of Chartiers, and was of
fered as an inducement to the company to
locate there. Colonel James Glenn, owning
property adjoining, donated five acres out
right A $300,000 lEOir MILL.
This makes 20 acre to be covered by the
new plant which will cost $300,000. The
entire plant is to be completed and in
operation within three years. Hammond &
Sou manufacture sheet iron, merchant and
muck bar iron. It is understood that the
puddling department will be erected first
and will be in operation by April 1, 1890.
Several hundred men will be employed
when the entire mill is completed. The
Panhandle Kailroad Company has agreed
to build a bridge across the creek, and to
put up all the necessary side tracks for the
mill and do all they possibly can to encour
age the enterprise.
By theestablishmant of the plant in that
locality a tract of about 80 acres, excellently
adapted for manufacturing purposes, is
opened up, and Mr. Hammond, being Presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Electric Company,
is reported as saying that this plant would
probably soon follow his mill.
A meeting of citizens of thejtwo boroughs
was held last Thursday evening, and the
$2,000, their share of the purchase money
for the site, was raised with little difficulty.
K. P. Burgon, William "Wilcox and Bur
gess C. A Willis were appointed a com
mittee totake charge of the funds, and they
will visit the city to-day to have the con
tracts ratified by all parties concerned, and
then work on the new plant will begin at
There is still another project on the way
for the Taller. The Panhandle Company
has rjurchased about 30. acres of ground
within the borough limits. It is said their
intention is to make Mansfield the terminus
of their freight division, and that a large re
pair shop will be erected. This will give
emDloyment to several hundred more men.
Altogether, with coal at their door, the
Chartiers gas line on one side of them and
the Philadelphia on the other, the citizens of
the two boroughs seem to have a bright
future ahead of them, and the most jubilant
feeling is prevailing along the valley.
The ground purchased by the railroad
company lies on the north" side of their
present tracks and extends from the depot
almost to the western extremity of the bor
ough. There are a few lots near the station
that are desired by the company to make the
tract complete, but the owners have asked
such prices for them that the railroad peo
ple refused to purchase them. As soon as
these lots can be bought for a reasonable fig
ure the company will begin to lay side
tracks. A large freight depot will be erected
and much ot the freight now handled in the
city will be handled there. No through
freight from the Sonth and "West intended
for the East will be shipped through Pitts
burg as it can be sent by way of the Ohio
connecting and West Penn roads, with less
This plan will increase their facilities for
handling Pittsburg freight, as it will relieve
them of much of the city work. When the
repair shop is built it will add another
boom to the place. More workmen will be
needed and more houses will be demanded.
Real estate is on the advance at present in
both boroughs, and the indications are that
an appreciation of its value will continue
in the vallev for some time.
Discharged Allegheny Firemen Say Tbey
Were Not Running n Speak-Easy Per
sonal Jenlousy Charged.
The dismissal of the whole company of
No. 10 Engine Company, Allegheny, by
Chief Jones, has started considerable talk
among the people living on the hill where
the engine house is situated. It will be re
membered that the men were charged with
running a speak-easy in the engine house
and with being disorderly. Alex. McMil
lan, one of the discharged men, was seen by
a Dispatch reporter yesterday. In re
sponse to inquiries McMillan said:
"The charge that we were running a
speak-easy is totally false. I live next door
to the engine house, and it is not likely that
I would have liquor in there when I could
have it so handy at my own home.if I wanted
it We were not discharged for running a
speak-easy, however, but to satisfy a per
sonal spite that one of our neighbors had
against us. This person went to Chief
Jones with a story which he believed and we
were discharged. The only thing that both
ers me, is that we were not given a hearing,
and had no chance to tell our side of the
story. However, I have made application
for a reinstatement, and I hear that a peti
tion to that effect is circulating abont the
neighborhood, though I have had nothing to
do with sending it out
One of the firemen who is now at the
engine house, when asked if he would recog
nize Chief Jones' right to discharge him, in
case the Chief should do so, said:
"Why, certainly. The late Chief Crow
had that power, and when Jones was elected
his successor the power was transferred to
Jones, and I know he has not been deprived
of it If the Chief could not discharge
whom he wished, things would come to a
pretty pass. The Councilmen and their
lavorites would own. the department"
Tiro Blen Sent to the Wofkhons for Ben
Venae Thefts.
For some time the residents of Ben Venue,
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, hare been
greatly annoyed by the theft of rugs from
their porches. Among the losers are Dr.
Aul, Mrs. Speer and William Knable.
Complaint was made to the police, and re
sulted in the arrest of John Bobinson and
Matthew Carpenter, both colored, by
Officer Wachter, Saturday night Each
man had a rug in his possession. They
were sent 30 days to the workhouse yester
day morning.
They Organize a Tontbfnl Band of Robbers
in "Erie. Pb.
3A few months ago seventeen boys' part of
them from Erie, broke away from Morganza
Reform School. They were led by Prank
Smith, of Erie. Last night Smith was
caught in the act of entering a merchant's
residence in Erie. It is believed that he
and his gang have been perpetrating a se
ries of burglaries in that locality.
SIoTements of PltubnrgeTa and Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
C. Klussmann, of Derby, England, is a
gentleman extensively connected with the ex
portation to this country of the higher grades
of iron oxides. Despite an import duty of 23
per cent he has not made any change in the
prices of his manufacture from what they were
previous to the duty being imposed. He does
not favor trusts and combinations, and says
that the competition natural in a growing coun
try will in time causa a disruption in trusts of
all kinds Mr Klassmann admitted that a good
deal of English capital has been invested in
breweries here, and expressed the opinion that
some of his countrymen who had invested in
this country would not pome out very well in
the end, owing, he said, to the yearly pro
gressive tendency of the nation to temperance.
He deplored his inability to obtain a glass of
beer, or even a cigar on Sundays, and desired
to know where was the vanntcd American lib
erty. In England saloons onened on Sundays
from 12.30 o'clock p. M. to 230" o'clock to enable
the workingman to get his dinner beer fresh
from the tap. and they were again opened in
the evening from 6.30 P. M. to 11 o'clock.
"Engiishmen," said Mr. Klussmann. "are chary
of putting their money into enterprises which
hare been dropped by Americans. Tbey nat
urally conclude that if there was money in
them for the Americans they would not ask the
foreigners to come in.
The Rev. Fathers Sheedy, of St Mary
of Mercy Church; Tobin, of St Mary's, Law
renceville; Cosgrave, of St James'; Cunning
ham, of Turtle Creek, and Graham, of Irwin,
left last night for Baltimore to attend the
Catholic Congress. The Very Rev. Dean Hart
ney, of stenbenville, passed through on the
Eastern express similarly bound.
Dow Adams, formerly of the auditor's
office of the Allegheny Valley road, now as
sistant auditor of the New York Central Rail
road, is visiting nis menus in Pittsburg.
Mrs. John Moorhead, of Oakland,
mother-in-law of Dr. W. J. Holland, Is lying
dangerously ill at her home, and there is little
hope of her recovery.
Incidents of a Day In Two CUIea Condensed
for Ready Cradlnc.
Fbakk Redmjw was held for court yester
day by Alderman McKenna on a chares of as
sault and battery preferred by Elizabeth John
ston, who testified that the defendant came
into her house and attacked and injured her.
In default of bail Bedman was committed to
Justice McCreedt. of Mansfield, yester
day committed Fred Box to jail, in default of
bail, for court on a charge of malicious mis
chief. William George is the prosecutor.
Magistrate Brush heard six cases In the
Seventeenth ward station house yesterday.
They were all drunks, and the prisoners were
find from SI to 5 and costs.
A Well-Known Local Celebrity De
serts His Lately Wedded Wife.
The Wife Prostrated on Receiving
Parting Message.
A large, heavy man, with a German face
and luxuriant dark side whiskers, who has
for about a year been a waiter in the Hotel
Duquesne cafe, has been well known to all
the patrons of the cafe as a man with a his
tory. He has just added a chapter to that
history. The distinguished looking waiter
was known as the Baron von Lindenauer.
To those with whom he became well .ac
quainted he sometimes told his story. It
was that he was a member of the German
aristocracy; that, for political opinions, he
had been compelled to leave Germany, aud
his estates had been confiscated by the Gov
ernment It was known to a few intimate
friends that the Baron was a Socialist, and
that was supposed to be the political reason
for his leaving the Fatherland. The Baron
never went much into details, and sur
rounded himself with an air of mystery and
long suffering. He was a wronged man,
and borrowed money from his associate
waiters and friends with the resigned forti
tude of an Italian count He sometimes
spoke, with a Boulanger air, of the day
when he should return to Germany and
claim his own. It may be that he has re
turned. Last June the Baron took a wife. She
was a Chicago widow, and came to this city
to become the Baroness. She held a good
place in Chicago, where she earned an ex
cellent living, and her daughter, a young
lady, was and still is engaged in that city
as a clerk. The widow is 40 years old, and
the Baron claims to be only 36. Neverthe
less they were married, and settled down to
housekeeping, apparently as happy as two
pigeons in a hay loft
They rented a flat on the third floor at
No. 310 Grant street, which the Baron fur
nished in good style. The Baroness did her
own cooking, but the Baron was so proud
that, the neighbors say, he never set his
foot inside of the kitchen door. The wife
was very attentive to her liege, and was
greatly devoted to him. Those who know
them say that she appeared never to be
tired of waiting upon him and looking after
his every desire.
Some of the visitors at the cafe, when they
learned that the Baron's wife was older
than he was, twitted him about it and told
him that he was a fool to marry a woman so
old. He appeared to be pained by these re
marks, and repeated them to his wife.
Saturday afternoon the Baron went to the
bookkeeper at the Hotel Duquesne and
asked for his wages. The bookkeeper asked
if he could not wait a while, a few hours,
until all the accounts were made up. The
Baron said that he had resigned his place,
and intended to leave the city on an early
train. As h had some bills to pay and
other things to look after, he desired to
draw his money a little early. His wages
were given to him. The Baron owed money
to some of the other waiters, and he paid
them. He then bade them farewell.
About 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon Mrs.
Lindenauer was sitting in the rooms of a
lady who lives on the first floor at No. 310
Grant street Two or three other ladies, who
are neighbors, were present, and all were
laughing and chatting in a happy mood. A
messenger boy appeared, asked for Mrs.
Lindenauer, and handed to her a note. She
opened it, read it, screamed and fell upon
the floor. She moaned and shrieked,
with her hands, and cried that her. hurband
had deserted her. She handed the note to a
friend. It was from the Baron, and in a few
words informed his wife that he intended to
leave her and that she would never see him
again. The poor woman was almost frantic
with grief and cried piteonsly. She begged
one of her friends to go to the Hotel Du
quesne and see her husband. The lady who
lives on the first floor went to the hotel and
was there told that Lindenauer had already
left the house. They had no idea where he
had gone.
Mrs. Lindenaner became sufficiently quiet
later in the day to call upon Mayor Me
Callin and tell her story to him. He was
unable to help her to find her husband, but
endeavored to comfort her with kind words.
The deserted woman would sot be consoled.
She did not sleep Saturday night, and cried
continually. Yesterday morning she was
no calmer. During the forenoon she at
tempted to open the third-story window and
throw herself out upon the pavement The
women who were with her had difficulty to
restrain her. A number of the neighbor
women called upon her yesterday and did
all they could to console her. They joined
in raising a purse of ?15, which they sent to
Chicago to Mrs. Lindenauer's daughter to
enable her to come to Pittsburg at once.
The Baron left his wife without a dollar of
money, but fortunately she has the new fur
niture. Last evening Mrs. Lindenaner re
tired early, and at 9 o'clock it was said
that she was resting quietly.
Proposal to Draw the Supply From Deep
v Wells In the Hirer.
In Lawrenceville lately considerable talk
has been current to the elfect that Council
man Hugh Ferguson, of the Seventeenth
ward, intended at the meeting of Councils
to-day to introduce a measure to have the
city secure the water supply from a source
other than it now does. The scheme, which
it was said Mr. Ferguson would introduce,
was that the city could get a water supply
in a manner similar to the method at the
Lucy Furnace. There a very deep shaft
had been sunk on the river bank at the
furnace, and the inflow of water into the
well is as clear as crystal. From 3,000,000
to 5,000,000 of gallons of water are pumped
each day by one engine alone.
Mr. Ferguson denied that he intended to
take any snch action at present, though he
considered the scheme feasible. Six or
seven engines, he said, could furnish the
city with water, and the total cost would
not exceed $50,000.
The Police Will Enforce the Fifteen Feet
Space Ordinance.
The Police Bureau is about to institute
active measures against the persistent crowd
ing of vehicles on the principal streets.
The corner men will receive orders this
morning to enforce the ordinance requiring
a distance of 15 feet between vehicles to be
kept by the drivers, and a number of arrests
will be probably made before the loose
habits of drivers at present prevalent are
wholly remedied.
One cause for this order is the constant
menacelto life and limb of persons attempt
ing to cross Smithfield street, between Sixth
avenue and Fifth, during the business hours
of the day, the drivers regarding the pedes
trians as having no rights deserving of re
spect His Life Crashed Onl.
A 10-year-old son of James McCleane, of
Banksville, suffered injuries Saturday even
ing last which caused his death at an early
hour yesterday morning. The boy, with
some companions, was plaving on the
track of the Little Sawmill Run road at
Banksville, and, unaware of the near ap
proach of a train, remained on until
a coal car struck them. All were thrown
off the track without injury, except young
McCleane. He had his leg terribly crushed
near the thigh.
A SOO-Borrel Spooler Brought la fat the
Chartiers Olr- Field-It Started at 17
Bnrrels Per Hour.
The Chartiers oil field is booming. An
other big strike was made there on Satur
day. A man named Aiken, who owns a
farm about a mile sonth of the Arbuckle
property, and has been drilling on his own
land, struck it very rich. The well started
with a flow of about 17 barrels per hour, and
kept growing stronger. Yesterday a gen
tleman who returned from a visit to the new
well stated that it was flowing at the rate of
00 barrels per day. This is as good as the
Arbuckle well, and shows that the field is a
good one.
The new well was visited yesterday by
scores of people from the city and the sur
rounding country. For the time being the
Arbuckle well was neglected, aud very few
persons went to see it during the day. The
country is a rough one, and the roads are
very bad. The neighborhood begins to pre
sent a decidedly oily appearance. Looking
from the hill just above the Arbuckle well,
new derricks are visible in almost every
direction. On the top of the hill the Ar
buckles' have now in process of drilling a
new well. About a furlong north of the
flowing well timber is being collected for
another derrick. It is in the orchard near
the farmhouse on the Arbuckle or Jamison
farm. The Guffeys' are drilling on property
south of the Arbuckles, and in the valley
half a mile toward Chartiers, Robinson
Brothers are preparing to drill. Every
bddy in that neighborhood thinks that the
field is a wide and strong one. The Ar
buckle well was drilled a little more on
Saturday, and the oil flowed out with re
newed strength.
More Victims to the Sunday War Upon the
Spenfc-Easy Business.
The speak-easy business was playing In
hard luck yesterday in all directions, but
those pounced upon by the strong arm of
the law were small places as a rule, although
in one case a very liberal deposit was asked
and paid for the landlady's appearance.
She may be regarded as receiving the flat
tering distinction of being the only lady in
Pittsburg whose personal appearance was
valued at 5140. About 930 P. M. yesterday
Captain Dan Sylvus and Detectives Robert
Robinson and Nick Bendel made a topo
graphical surrey and a job for a bootblack
in an alley at No. 50 Fourth avenue, and
finding a guide who knew the labyrinth
were steered through a back window,
up a flight of stairs into the
speak-easy of Mrs. Shirley, who, with
fonr customers, were arrested. The lady
took the arrest as well as the beer philo
sophically, saying that it served her right
for wanting the earth, as she had closed up,
once, but had reopened to get rid of some
stock she had over. She deposited $140 for
feit, and went out figuring on the entry to
be made in the profit and loss account She
formerly kept a saloon on the same prem
ises with her husband, who deserted her
when they were refused a license, about 20
months ago, and she eked out a subsistence
for herself and child for some time by sell
ing soft drinks and tobies, but lately en
larged her sphere of business by adding beer
and whisky to her bill of fare, doing a good
Mary Shields was interrupted in the mid
dle of a moderate business last night at the
speak-easy on Millwood avenue, near Thirty-third
street and arrested with two cus
tomers. An information will be made
against Mrs. Shields to-day. A curious fact
in connection with the speak-easy arrests,
Captain Dan Sylvus says, is that for the
last few Sundays many of the visitors were
in the places for the first time, and proved
such to be the case. The Captain thinks
that the speak-easy proprietors are getting
shy of their old customers or the latter are
getting shy of the police.
Sellers BIcH.ee Buy. 42 Miles of Hallway
In Rochester.
H. Sellers McKee, in addition to his al
ready established reputation as a glass
manufacturer, is beginning to acquire noto
riety as a cable line operator. Murray
Verner and he are concerned in a deal
which includes the purchase of the entire
street railway system of Rochester, N. Y.
The lines comprised within the system are
namely, the Rochester City and
Brighton Street Railway and the new
Crosstown Railway. The former
road was bought outright by Mr.
McKee for 12,175,000. Of this sum $500,000
has been paid down. The purchaser takes
4,700 of the 5,000 shares of capital stock at
$260 per share and assumes a bonded in
debtednessjof $875,000.
"When the deal had been closed a syndi
cate composed of Rochester. Philadelphia.
New York and Pittsburg men was formed;
the latter having the greatest interest in the
venture. There are 42 miles of road, all of
which will be cabled.
Mr. Pragh'a Ideas of What the Span
ish-Americana Meed.
Rev. John H. Prugh, pastor of Grace
Reformed Church, preached yesterday morn
ing on "Christianity and Our National
Prosperity." He took for his text Deu
teronomy xxviiid, in which God speaks of
taking the children of Israel and raising
them above all nations of the earth.
Mr. Prugh began by comparing this nation
to the Southern nations, which, he said,
were under the influence of Roman Catholic
Spain. He dwelt on Protestant Christianity
being conducive to the intellectual proper
ties, and spoke of the two great things of
this nation the open Bible and the public
schools. These he said led to national pros
perity. Me thought that U the Pittsburg
Entertainment Committee had bad time
they would have pointed out these leading
features to the Pan-American delegates to
demonstrate that the United States was the
greatest nation of them all.
The Annual Aleetine of the Clerical Belief
Association Next Week.
The annual metiuc of the Clerical Relief
Association, an organization composed of
Catholic clergymen only, will be held at the
episcopal residence in this city next
Wednesday a week. The object of the or
ganization is to take care of the priests in
time of sickness, and extend them assist
ance. The yearly examination of the priests of
the Pittsburg diocese will be held at the
same place on November 19, 20 and 2L All
priests for the first seven years after being
ordained are required to pass an examina
tion in the doctrine of the church. The ex
amination will be conducted by three or
four of the older priests of the diocese.
Tiro Bad Thins for Excessive Internal Ap
plication to a Youth.
About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon a
citizen of Soho found Michael "Kelly, aged
18, lying in an unconscious condition in the
pit at the Soho blast furnace. He was
taken to the Fourteenth ward station, and
when searched a quart bottle of alcohol was
found on bis person.
Dr. Mover aud Inspector Whitehouse
worked with Kelly for six hours before he
was restored to consciousness. The alcohol
and the gas in the pit were the causes of the
Obstructed the Cable Can.
Hugh Crawford and David Hastings were
arrested yesterday for obstructing th'e cable
cars on Butler street, while out driving in a
buggy. Both were locked up in the Seven
teenth ward station house to await a bear
ing to-day.
She Purchases Some Property
Enlarge the Mercy Convent.
The, Intention to Bay the Whole Square
Being Carried (tat.
The Order of the Sisters of Mercy on
"Webster avenue, this city, has acquired an
other piece of property adjoining their con
vent This is another wedge in the opening
made some years ago to purchase the whole
blocK bounded by Wylie and Webster ave
nues and Chatham and Tunnel streets. The
final negotiations were closed on Saturday
for the transfer of the property Nos. 25, 27
and 29 Tunnel street from Mrs. David Reed
to the Sisters. The price paid was $19,000.
It was purchased in trust by Sister Kate
(Miss Kate Drexel), and bv her turned over
to the convent
Two years ago when the Sisters purchased
the property where the new chapel and
home for working girls now stands, it was
the intention to secure all the property on
the square provided it could be purchased
cheap enough. They particularly wanted
the property owned by ex-Chief of Police
Pender on Wylie avenue. He has two lots
in the center of the square between Chatham
and Tunnel streets fronting on Wylie
The price offered was too low and it was
declined. The Sisters had intended to build
an L to their building on the lots, and have
the convent front on Wylie avenue. Some
day they claim this will be done.
The Sisters now-own half the block.
Their two schools are on Chatham street and
Webster avenue. The convent building and
new chapel are on the latter street, and the
new home for working eirls covers half the
square on the Tunnel street side. With the
property just purchased they will own the
whole block on Tunnel street with the ex
tion of the building at the corner of Wylie
avenue, which is "tied up" in the Siebeneck
estate. ' The latter had an -interest also in
the lots just sold, but a dicker was made by
which they were enabled to sell to Mrs.
Reed. The latter then sold It to the convent
The conditions upon which Miss Drexel
turned the property over to the order are not
J-et known. Mrs. -Reed is the widow of the
ate David Reed, ex-District Attorney of the
county. It is understood that the sale was
made outright to Miss Drexel, bnt no defi
nite information could he obtained abont it.
However, it will be given to the order, and
probably next spring it will be improved.
The lots run back from Tunnel street half
way to Chatham. This will give the order
control of three-fourths of the block.
The tenants now occupying the build
ings upon the ground will probably
have to vacate about April 1. The convent
authorities want room enough to make a
recreation yard for the inmates of the insti
tution, but the piece just purchased is
hardly large enough. It is possible that
the working girls' home will be expended
to cover part of this ground and thehome
enlarged. The business of the laundry con
nected with the institution has grown to
such proportions that greater facilities are
Bather Than Pay lor the Boston Delicacy
They Fight.
Charles Gant, a colored gentleman,
seated himself in a Fifth avenue restaurant
lasf evening and, ordering a plate of baked
beans, did justice to the subject with a,
a grace and vigor worthy of a native Bos-,
tonian. At the conclusion of the repast he
took exception to the fact that the em
broidered corners of the napkins were not of
a sufficiently classical design, or found some
other valid reason for relusing to pay the
15 cents demanded.
The waiter, who was somewhat of a Bos
tonian himself, of the Sullivan class, pro
ceeded to take about' 15 cents' worth of ex
ercise out of the colored customer, while
another colored man named Charles Real
objected to this style of delinquent bean
tax collections and sailed into the waiter.
Some ot the customers, probably with an
eye to the spoons and a wish to create con
fusion, shouted "Murder!" "Police!" and
other vociferations calculated to add oil to
the flames.
Detectives Demmel and McTighe arrived
on the scene about this time, and taking one
each of the impecunious bean-eaters, placed
them in Central station, where this morning
they will be charged with disorderly con
duct, as well as 15 cents for the beans.
Prominent Advocates ol the Canse to Address
a Demonstration.
In conjunction with the Catholic Congress
at Baltimore, which opens this morning, a
meeting of the Executive Board of the
Catholic Total Abstinence Union will be
held on Wednesday in the Ebbitt House,
Washington. The officers of the board are
specially invited to attend the opening
of the Catholic University on Thursday.
On Thursday evening there will be a monster
temperance demonstration, presided over by
one of the Commissioners for the District of
Columbia. Among those who will address
the meeting are.Archbishop Ireland; Father
Nugent, of Liverpool, Eng., a well known
temperance advocate; Father Cleary, of
Kenosha, Wis.; "Vice President the Bev.
Father She"edy; ex-President f the Rev.
Father Conaty, of Worcester, Mass., and
Father Elliott, of New York. The new
CatholicUniversitywill be formally opened
on Wednesdav at 4 o'clock. President
Harrison and Cabinet wilfbe present
A Speak-Easy Cleared Out and a Gambling
Onlfit Obnfiscated.
A speak-easy was raided at 42 Tunnel
street at 10:301a. m. yesterday, the bar
tender, James Carr, and five visitors being
arrested. An information will be made to
day against Mrs. Weir, the proprietress.
A poker room at 137 First avenue was
raided at 2 a. m. yesterday, and John Alli
son, the proprietor, with 11 others, were
taken in. The layout was confiscated.
Yesterday afternoon Captain Mercer, with
Lieutenant Kramer and Officers Gumbert
and McLaughlin, raided an alleged speak
easy on Bates street. Eight men were
captured and taken to the Fourteenth ward
station house. It is not known who was the
head of the house.
At 1130 Inspector Whitehouse, Lieuten
ant Metz and Officers Madigan and Duncan
brought li more prisoners to the station.
They were Mrs. Bridget Snllivan and ten
men. The officers had raided Mrs. Snlli
van's house, which they state is a speak
Will be Piped From a Dlatnnce of Only Fonr
allies From the City.
Anderson Dnpuy & Co., ill conjunction
with Contractor P Foley, are expending
$100,000 in a 16-inch cast-iron lead-joint
pipe line from Horseshoe Bend, on the
Perrysville road, to their mills at Chartiers.
The line will cross the Ohio by means of
two 10 inch screw lines. The prospects
from the three wells are so good as to give
indications of gas in such quantity as to
suffice for all the factories in Chartiers,
Work was commenced on the 1st of the
month, and the line will be operating by
the 1st of December. The distance is only
four and a half miles the nearest point to
the city at whrub gas has us jet been
A New Corrugated Balllar for the Carbon
Iroa Company Tiro Opes Hearth Far
Daces to be Ball r.
The Carbon. Iron Company, on Thirty
second street, which has been in existence
for abont 18 months, has decided to make
extensive improvements at its mills. When
the present company bought the property
from the defunct Graff, Bennett &
Company they partially altered the works.
The Carbon Company took the mill as a
venture. The process by which they make
steel, known .as "direct," was not demon
strated, and it was a matter of conjecture
whether it would prove successful.
The west side of the works ism a dilap
idated condition. No improvement has
ever been made on the buildings since they
were erected, 20 years ago. Tha plan of the
Carbon Company is to tear the old build
ings down and replace them with a corru
gated iron 'structure. In the renovated part
of the mill it is the Intention of the man
agers to furnish it with two open hearth
furnaces. These will have 60,000 pounds
capacity, and constructed on the same plan
as the other four that are in working order
now. The rnnnlng of the "direct process"
open hearth furnace is not like
the ordinary furnace. They con
vert steel from the ore, whereas
the general practice is to make steel plates
from mixtures of iron. The company pro
poses to erect two large rolling mills for
breaking down the ingots into steel plates.
The rolls will be from 20 to 80 inches in di
ameter. The mill is to have rolling tables.
Another improvement settled upon is to
move the pumps from their position down to
the river. Mr. Samuel Harris, who is to
make the alterations and do the excavating,
said that a well would be sunk at the
river's brink similar to the one at the Lncy
fnrnace. This will be a great accommodation
to the works; the pumps are now situated
more than 100 yards from the river. They
will sink the new water shaft about 35 feet,
and it will be 15 feet wide. Three pumps
will throw the water into a large receiver,
and from this the mill will draw its water.
The rebuilding of old works and fixing it up
with improved machinery, together with
sinking the new well, will approximate
$100,000. .
Clark Bros., of the Solar Iron' Works,
have broken ground for the erection of two
0,000 pounds open hearth furnaces. This
is an innovation at the Solar works, because
in the past they have never made anything
but iron hoops. The new furnaces Will be
ready for work in the course of six weeks,
and it will reqnire 0 extra men to run this
department What the steel company pro
poses to make is an extra fine boiler plate
and tank sheets.
As to Whether Easiness Win Warrant an
Increase In Wanes.
The committee representing the river coal
operators appointed to meet the miners'
committee for the purpose of discussing the
condition of the trade with a view to a set'
tlement of the existing wage difficulty, will
consist of Captain I. N. Bunton, who will
preside, Captain Henry Brown, Captain W.
W. O'Neill, W. N. Lysle and S. L. Wood.
The meeting will be held to-morrow at 1:30
o'clock in Messrs. John A. Wood & Sons'
It may be said that the miners have vir
tually already struck for the additional half
cent increase, for work over the entire dis
trict has been suspended since formal in
timation of the demand has been made. The
Sfeeling among the operators points to a de
termination on tneir part not to grant tne
increase, founded on the low price of the
market, the unusual cost of transportation,
and the unfavorable time of the year settled
upon by the miners to jproffer their demand
for higher wages. It was stated by one
prominent mine owner that he would not
object. to closing his mines for the next two
months, and he intimated that he would find,
Ifniore profitable to do so than to continue
operations at existing prices, much less add
another half cent to the cost of output.
Whether the miners will decide that they
have reason to demand higher wages, when
the condition of the market is placed before
them by the committee to-morrow, it is im
possible to say, but it is thought by those
cognizant of their affairs that they regard
their esse as presenting strong grounds for
their present action.
And Arranges to Take Part Is the Arm
strong) Dedication.
Electrical Union No. 1 held its usual bi
monthly meeting yesterday. .Alter the
transaction of routine business, arrange
ments were perfected for as complete a turn
ing out of the members to participate in the
Armstrong monument dedication cere
monials as the exigencies of the service
would admit It is expected that some 200
members will be in line. Since its incep
tion in last May the union, the only one of
its kind in Allegheny county, has grown
very rapidly, and its affairs are reported as
flourishing. Twenty new members were
initiated at yesterday's meeting, the total
number being 2CO. W. H. Johnston is
President J. J. Moore, Vice-President, and
C. C. Thomas, Financial Secretary.
Rehearsing; far Thanksgiving; Day.
A meeting of the M. M. P. V. was held
yesterday in Turner's Hall, Forbes street
It was rumored that the Union proposed to
take some action with regard to Manager
Wilt's relations with it: but it it formu
lated any plan for getting even with Mr.
Wilt, it kept it religiously dark. A re
hearsal of the combined bands to take part
in the Amstrong monument dedicatory cere
monials was held.
The Trnstees Show That Dr. I. N. Hays'
Church Owes a Henry Debt.
After services at the Central Presbyterian
Church yesterday, a statement of the finan
cial condition of the organization was read.
The reading was brought about by the re
cent resignation of the pastor, Bev. I. N.
Hayes, and the charges made against the
trnstees by some of the members of the con
gregation. The statement, as read, was not
at all favorable, and caused considerable
'comment among those present It showed
that there was a mortgage of $2,200
airainst the church property and that, fur
thermore, the church was in debt $374 74
November 1, after the pew rents due on that
date are collected. This state of affairs is
said not to be the fault of the trustees, and
they have the support of a majority of the
congregation in their position.
One of the trustees said last night that
the congregation had asked that a special
meeting be called for next Wednesday
night, and that such a meeting would be
held. On that evening the trnstees will
present a statement covering a period of
several Years, and destined to show
whether Bev. Hays was a success as a
pastor or not
The trouble in the church is caused by the
strained relations between the pastor and
the trustees, and the congregation occupies
the position of an onlooker, watching that
his interests may not be jeopardized by that
which is passing before him.
The most effective "night cap' is a glass
of P. & V.'s Iron City beer.
Never n Failure.
Marriaees never turn out failures when
Marvin's wedding frnit cake has & place J
on the table at tbe wedding supper. It is
the finest in the market mws
DON'T let whisky get the best of you, but
get the best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 SO per full quart For sale
everywhere. Ask for it xwr ,
Tittc most effectiro "nfotifc ram" Ia a erlaaa
I of I". & V.'s Iron City beer.
Col. Andrews Thinks It Would be
Better Than the Canal Scheme.
Pittsburg Needs More Iron Ore aad Fever
Furnaces at Present.
t Since the agitation of tha scheme to build
a canal from Lake Erie to some point near
Pittsburg, various objections have arisen,
and several counter suggestions have been
proposed. Among others who have from
time to time spoken on the subject of better
transportation to the lakes in its various
phases, is Colonel Jas. B. Andrews, the
well-known engineer. Short accounts have
been published in The DISpatci! giving
the pith of Colonel Andrews' opinions, but
for the purpose of getting e more detailed
statement, a reporter visited the gentleman
at bis home yesterday. Colonel Andrews
gave his views with great clearness, and
while he does not antagonize the canal
scheme, he evidently thinks that a railroad,
such as be suggested through THE Dis
patch some time ago. would be a better
means of bringing ore from the lake ports
than the proposed canal. Colonel Andrews
"I have no wish to create Imaginary ob
stacles, and put them in the way of the gen
tlemen who propose constructing a ship
canal between here and the lake, but it
seems to me that there is a disposition to
rush into the enterprise with a hurrah, and
without a proper consideration of the diffi
culties with which they are sure to meet. I
am very doubtful, however, of their ability
to provide sufficient water for such a large
canal during the drv summer months. I
myself have known farmers on that part of
the Western Beserve through which it is
proposed to run the canal to be short of
water for their cattle during a dry summer.
Of course, retaining basins could be built,
but the question arises would it pay to build
such basins? It would take an enormous
sum of money to build them in such a man
ner that they would be fed by the streams
in their neighborhood, and to build them in
any other way would be nonsensical. To
rely upon a pumping system for their water
is, in my opinion, folly.
Another thing which arises as an objec
tion Is the item of expense. If the lake ves
sels are to be brought to a point near this
city, their crews will, of course, have to be
brought along. The men composing these
crews will have to be paid, both for the time
occupied in the journey from the lake aad
for the time spent in the harbor here. These
majr seem puerile objections to advanca
against a scheme of such magnitude as the
canal, but it is the little things that count"
"What would you propose in place of the
canal?" asked the reporter.
"Well, nothing, as far as making a defi
nite proposal is concerned. But I do think
that a railroad would be more feasible, and
I am sure that it would cost less to con
struct" "Would it be a ship railway?"
"No; leave the ships In the lake. My
plan, if it may be called such, has only to do
with the cargoes. I think that a four-rail
track from here to any of the lake porta
could be laid much cheaper than a canal
could be dug. In every road there are many
miles that can be laid for little more than
the cost of the rails and ties, but with a canal
every inch of the way would have to be dug
and blasted through the earth and rock.
"On this roadl would plan cart with four
trucks each, each track to hava (mm r to ia
wheels. The cars would be drawn by irfean-
tie locomotives, entirely different from any
now in use. 'Xbese locomotives would have
mree Boners, one over eaca space Between
the rails. Under each boiler therm mM
be from 8 to 12 small driving wheels, giving
the maximum of power for a minimum of
fuel. Power, and not speed, would be
the chief object, to be attained with
snch engines. The freight cars would
be of the hopper variety so that they could
discharge their load by dropping It into
whatever was below them to receive it I
wonld have this road run from the lake to a
point near Pittsburg, where it would meet
the various roads connecting with tha ore
furnaces. By a system of trestle works,
after the cars had discharged their loads of
ore into the smaller cars below, they could
be shipped to a lower level, aad could be
loaded from above with coal or other coke
to be taken back to the lake; This would
give an even balance to the arrangement,
and make the Mad doubly profitable."
"What size would the cars be, and what
speed could be attained?" asked the re
porter. .
"Well, the cars would hold from 300 to
00 tons each, and the speed would be about
ten miles per hour. This rate of speed is
over three times that which would be at
tained by lake vessels coming through a
canal. Of course, the idea I have given yon
does not go into derails, but I think it more
feasible than the canal scheme by a long
way. I do not wish to be quoted as object
ing to the proposed canal, but merely
thins that a better means of bringing ore to'
this neighborhood could be secured.
"One thing is certain. You will see a de-
"Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
tack of Appetite, Constipation,
all indicate that you need a few doses
of fhe genuine
Dr. McLano's Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify
They are prepared from the purest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Pittsburg, Pa.
Be sure you get the genuine Const
erfelts are made in St Louis.
French, Kendrick & En.
wedding" gifts,
A special line of inexpensive orna
mental goods, suitable, for EUCHRE
4l ; Ohk1 the cttr Sag,
swirf Art
cMod change ia regular railroadfireight
trafic in a' few years. I believeitf tobe
only a question of time until the freight and
passenger business of all our roads will, ba
carried on over different tracks, and thelin
creasing tonnage of the freight car of to-day
renders some suebr scheme ar I propose
necessary even to the regular roads. The
change may be a long time Mfniflf atxiflt,'
but the general tendency ii ia that.dim
Colenel Andrews also said that if the Irt
manufacturers of Pittsburg would put soma
money into an ore transportation scheme i2
stead of building more Hast furnaces, it
-S-VTv -H mi r Ior lne Ieal prosperity ox
Pittsburg. The question Is not lack of fsr.
aaces, but of ere. He said it was a afitstf
to him how the railroads now in operation
manage to supply the demand.
Dr. KcClenahan Preached Yesterday to ths
Sew U. P. Congregation. t .- '
Dr. McClafalun, of the WesiernXhefS . '
logical Seminary, Allegheny, preached "at
the morning service in the Thirty-third -street
school bouse. This congregation.-it. ,
will be remembered, was formed as an.60"
growth of the recent trouble at the Miners '$
ville Presbyterian Church, and they joined l
the United Presbyterian body. The attend-
ance was considerably over the number
present last Sunday, which was their first
service. Yesterday at least 100 people pa
ticipated in the exercises.
A Sabbath school was Organized before
the morning service; 67 persons ioined it.
Thftnew conereestion H rr,in wita .
church at once, on Thirty-thinf street. Tie
building will be ready In January.
, A Special Meeting-.
A special meeting of the members of the
Library Association will be held this after
noon. The meeting will have todeddethe
question whether the Library Hall property
shall be preserved for the public use to
which it was dedicated, or go without a
About Evening Wodleris and SilH.
PlrrSBtraA. Monday, November 11,1388.
The Season of gayety Is approacalng; If ttete
Is a cessation In the flow of sodabflity which fa
the leaven of life, it's between seasons we are
on the shore of the new sea of social life. How
dreary the thought to those who expect to see
none of it Most everybody expects to make a
voyage ot some distance at least Many will be
sailine the whole season through.
If to the fair voyagers we wish to speak.
Your costumes for the voyage. Many have
prepared, many .are preparing; and each day
sees a greater number layingia the necessaries.
Ovr evening wear department art
brttktng up loUh a Uvelineu thai o. -rpcakt
a teaton of extraordinary
Never were beautiful goods" for house 'and
I evening wear produced in such varieties or
I richness.
- - -.',t"T1 f 'rt&Jt&l
f?4atim nfM..-. Txr-f mji af?d
Nuns' Veilings, Albatross, CamePs' TalfflL.
Foule, Crepeallne, Serges, Xansdowse, Broid-f-'i
cloths, Beatrice, Armures, Jacquards, MoU'43
uuus, mamas, auis jsgpaoe, uanette, uob
vent and Gypsy, in Sill: "Warps, Cashmeres,
Albines, Striped Granite Cloths, Bordered
Nuns' Veilings aud Tricots, in Cream WhUe,
All these and many other Woolens in mose'-y
popular weaves, cone la (Pinks, Blues, HelfgJ
trope. Maize, Lemon. Uvera, Nile, FrencUl
Greys, Eerua, etc, etc
In printed goods Side Border
Mouselines, Ail-Over Printed
Cashmeres, Embroidered Casby
meres, la Cream White Polka
Dot; Paris pattern Suits, la
Cream and White, rich aad
handsome. -
Special 49-iach Paris ( CssbV
meres in the oddeec shades,
espedanr for tea1 gewBSir
house dresses? An.WeelCieaV
Housselinee la ricU" csBseretM
Do you get an Idea of ths cbolee
you have In selecting the TnTitnrlsai
Tnfgftii.M.iAftt. .! ii
And we haren't come nearer. Se-
Bilks than to mention Bilk Warps. -
The evening Silk Department is' a very gal
lery of beautiful designs aud rfea colorings;
Not a piece of goods yon ever set eyes on ce
fore and the likes of which yon wfflseeraV'
where else.
As to names there are
Crepe IyCbenes in all colors.
Crepe D'Chenes in fancy stripes and cheeks
Faille Francalsses,
Fancy Armures,
Striped Armures,
Brocade Indias,
GarJoches, Pinks, Blaes aad Whites,'
Fancy Brocades, f "
FeandeSole, '' "'
Fteur de Sole,
India Crepes, eta, eta.
And as to prices bus we win not ask yWtil
buy by newspaper.
Somethings must be sold la that way. Ne
lag here but is its own best adTrtiset
we want Is for the people who aaeeVol
goods to come and see thera here. '"&
Ribbons and Flowers will play a prffTnlniitl
part in fancy costuming this season. Note
word, but the critic's. Put several olf
largest ribbon stocks hereabouts sJossMeteCI
ours. The whole of them together seesa a
beside ours. We simply hare sverythlrqr, la aH
Silk andta Fancy Velvet, Satin and JJeSj
Ribbons. And Flowers that would sack ksol
house posies envious.
Evening Gloves for Ladies and Oesrtssassal
In the latest shades and styles of best i
' feWKM -A.VlNUr.