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The Castle Shannon E. E. to
Have a New Feeder.
AFTER BOEOUGH TEAFFIC.
The Plan Eeferred to a Committee for
m SUPERSEDING THE TUNNEL EOUTE.
A plan for the construction of a cable
road as a feeder to the new Castle Shannon
incline was discussed at a meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Pittsburg and
Castle Shannon Railroad held yesterday.
It is proposed to run the cable road from
the top of the new incline back over the
hill to Washington avenue, a distance ol
"2,700 feet. The line has been surveyed and
the right of way has been secured through
the private property of Mr. James M.
Bailey, one of the directors of the road. The
road will cost 545,000.
A CHANGE IN TEBMINALS.
The terminus of the railroad will be
changed from its present location to a point
known as the Horseshoe bend. This same
point will also be the lower end of the cable
road. By this arrangement the steep grade
and the tunnel on this end of the road will
be abandoned. All of the passenger coaches
will have a grip attachment, and when
trains arrive they will be run over the cable
road to the top of the incline and from there
transported to Carson street on the incline.
This will be a more satisfactory arrange
ment than the one now In use.
The cable road will be fitted up with the
regulation grip cars, and between trains the
road will be operated for the benefit of the
people of Allentown, Beltzhoover and
Knoxvilie. Passengers can be readied
there by the cable road and hauled to the
incline, and then over the latter to Carson
street, in much less time than they can by
any of the other planes.
THE CONTRACTS EEFERRED.
The matter ot letting the contract for the
new road was referred yesterday to the Bail
road Committee consisting of James IT.
Bailey, L. S. McKallip, Judge Mellon and
Jacob Geib. These gentlemen have been
given full power to act, and it is understood
' the contract will be let in a lew days. Only
four bids nave been received. It is the in
tention to begin work immediately, and
have the road in operation by July 1, 1890.
A handsome power and station house will
be erected at the top of the hill. The boilers
for the running of the engines for the new
incline and the cable road will be in the
same building. The addition of this, the
latest venture in cable roads, will enable the
people of those outlying districts to reach
the business portion of the city in a much
shorter time than they have been able to do
VTOEK OS THE PBESENT INCLINE.
Tne work on the new incline is progress
ing rapidly. It was to have been com
pleted on November 1, but wet weather
hindered the grading. The Johnstown
flood detained it some, but it is thought it
will be in operation by the first of the new
year. The cost of the entire improvement
is estimated at $175,000.
"Work has been begnn on the new round
house at Castle Shannon to replace the one
that was destroyed bv fire a few days ajro.
The new building will cost 56,000. Ten
trains are run daily each way over the road,
and the patronage of the road is rapidly in
creasing. TVM. FlilAN IS PEACEFUL IN HLS'D.
He Throws Frosty Aqna Upon tlie Stories (
of an Alliance.
The great conference alleged to have been
held between Chief Brown, of the Depart
ment of Public Safety, and "William Flinn,
with a view to entering into a holy alliance
to make C. L. Slagee repent ot his rashness
in winning the skirmish, by causing him to
lose the fight is seemingly without founda
tion. Chief Brown was industriously
searched for, but he attained the chief ob
ject of a politician in evading the press.
"When Willliam Flinn was seen yester
day, he smiled as usual, and said that he
was at peace with all the world, particu
larly, including C. L. Magee, and so far as
any alliance was concerned it might exist,
but it would be a sort of wholly unknown
alliance to him.
EEDUCED THEIE WAGES.
Dllwortb. Forter & Co. Make Another Re
daction and a Strike Imminent.
John E. Jones was held for court in the
sum of 5300 bail on a charge of assault and
battery, by Alderman Lohrman last even
ing. The information has a faint connec
nection with the strike at Dilworth, Porter
& Co.'s establishment a year and a half
ago. The men employed in the mill, it
is said, are just now in a frame of mind that
may bring about another strike, because of
a reduction in their wages of 10 to 25 per
cent last Saturday. TJhrmacher had some
words with Jones, who is a foreman, about
the reduction, the result being that the
plaintiff came off second best, and brought
Another N'tw Factory to be Erected
Building Inspector's Report.
The "Westinghouse Electric Company yes
terday took out a building permit to erect a
six-story Drick factory building, 60x60 feet,
on the foundations ot their building re
cently partially destroyed by fire on Garri
son alley. The improvement is to cost 520,
000. John Bodgers took a permit to build a
four-story brick store and dwelling on
"Wvlie avenue. Fifth ward, to cost 55.000.
E. V. Goodchild got a permit to build a
two-story brick dwelling, and A. C. Can
field to build a two-story frame dwelling,
both on Amber street, Twentieth ward, and
each to cost 54,000.
A MISSIKG ALIjEGHEMAN.
Salesman Stein of S. S. Marvin fc Co. Can
not be Fonnd.
Charles Stein, a traveling salesman Jn the
employ of S. S. Marvin & Co., is missing.
He was last beard from at Fairchance, Pa.,
October 15, when he started forMorgantown,
"W. Ta. Some of his friends think that he
has met with foul play, as the country be
tween Fairchance and Morgantown is in
habited by a number of desperate characters.
He is not known to have had muchmoner
upon his person and S. S. Marvin & Co.
state that his accounts on his route are not
collected. They also state that Stein be
came -unbalanced in June last and was
brought home by a fellow salesman.
F1ITH IN HCMANI1T.
F. S. Bennett, Esq., Think It a Rather Poor
F. S. Bennett, Esq., has had his faith in
the African race shaken. One of the pos
terity of Ham, named Charles Brooks,
found himself in trouble, charged in the
Criminal Court with a grave crime. He
engaged Mr. Bennett to defend him and was
acquitted. Overcome with gratitude, Mr.
Brooks wrung Mr. Bennett's hand fervent
ly, and informed him that if he would lend
him CO cents to nav his fare to Dnauesne.
he (Brooks) would send the fee by the first
conveyance, xo date neither the W cents,
zee or anna nave Deen heard irom.
SPECIAL COUKCIL MEETING.
Allechenv'a Solon Phi the Electric Site
Ordinance The Location Satisfies
The special meeting of Allegheny Com
mon Council was held last night to take
action in relation to the purchase of a lot
for the erection of an electric light plant
The ordinance as prepared by the committee
appointed for the purpose was presented and
passed finally by a vote of 30 ayes and 9
noes. The ground purchased fronts 75 feet
on Braddock street, Second ward. It has
136 feet along the Ft "Wayne Bailroad, 163
feet on Oak alley and a depth of 100 feet on
the east side. The price is 515,000.
The rules were then suspended and regu
lar business taken np. A number of papers
were presented and referred to ttie proper
committees. Mr. Crnikshank presented a
resolution for a stone crossing on Gallagher
street; Mr. Drum, a remonstrance against
the vacation of an unnamed alley at the in
tersection of Lithgow avenue; Mr. McGeary,
a petition for permission to erect a frame
stable on Bush street; Mr. Smith, a petition
for the grading of Sandusky street between
Henderson street and Belle avenue, a peti
tion for the erection of a pair or steps on
Spring street, and a petition for a fire alarm
box on Compromise street and Mr. Lappe a
resolution instructing the Boad Commis
sioner to repair a pair of steps on Troy Hill.
Mr. Bader offered a resolution rejecting
the re-instatement of union painters who
were at work on the Philips greenhouse, and
who were dismissed by the contractor. The
resolution was adopted unanimously.
Mr. Neeb called up the resolution
authorizing the issne of 8117,000 worth of
renewal bonds. The bonds are to be for
51,000 each bearing 3 per cent interest
payable in 20 years. The resolution was
The viewers report in relation to opening
and locating Preble avenue from Stanton
avenue to Island avenue was referred back
to the Committee on Streets.
MISS GUSSEE ELECTED.
Snpt. Lacker Made a Report to the Central
Board of Education.
The Central Board of Education held a
short session last night The High School
Committee reported in favor of the election
of Miss Jennie Grosser as additional teacher
at the High School. Three other candidates
were named, but when the roll was called
Miss Grosser had 23 out of the 29 votes cast
The Committee on Teachers and salaries re
ported against granting Professors Cameron
and Biddle additional pay on account of the
growth of their schools. The report was ap
proved. Secretary Keisfar reported expenditures
amounting to 537,098.16 in October. He re
ceived 51,600 from 16 non-resident papils of
the High School. Superintendent Luckey
reported that 573 teachers are employed in
the city. There ate 26,881 pupils enrolled
and the average attendance last month was
23,199. This is an increase of 310 over the
enrollment of October, 1888, but a decrease
of 229 in the average attendance, sickness
keeping many pupils away.
The Liberty and Mt Albion schools were
granted one additional teacher each. An
attempt was made to bring up the question
of seenring more room at the High School,
but as a committee has the matter under con
sideration President McKelvey ruled it out
THE HICE0SC0PISTS MEET.
They Will Mako Their Society a Chartered
The regular monthly meeting of the Iron
City Microscopical Society was held last
evening in the parlors of the Library Hall
Association. Owing to the fact of the Bev.
"W. J. Holland, D. D., being on the pro
gramme to read a paper on the "Mounting
of Insects," there was a good crowd present.
They were disappointed, however, as the
doctor did not appear on account of the ill
ness of his mother-in-law, Mrs. John Moore
head. The following were the exhibits: A sec
tion of the kidney of a young kitten, by
Prof. Gordon Ogden; the hairs of a stinging
nettle, by C. J. ililnor, and the head of a
blowfly by "W. T. Denniston.
The Committee on Consolidation with all
the other scientific societies reported that a
joint meeting of representatives of all the
other associations in the county was held
and the preliminary steps taken toward a
federation. The sub-committee appointed
by the general committee will hold a meet
ing next week and arrange the details. The
Microscopical Society has also appointed a
committee to secure a charter for their own
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movement of Plttsbnrsers and Other of
Major George F. Morgan, of Chicago,
is visiting relatives and fnends in Pittsburg
lor a few dars on his way to Washington. He
is a member of the Chicago Committee on the
World's Fair, and will remain in Washington
laboring with members of Congress until after
the World's Fair bill is acted upon. Tne Chi
cago committee has already opened head
quarters at Willard's Hotel, in Washington.
Colonel Taylor and Attorney Walker are in
charge of the work at present. W. A. S. Gra
ham, recently connected with the Chicago
Tribune, bas been appointed Secretary of the
Chicago committee, and will be in Washington
in a few days. Major Morgan is sanguine that
Chicago will be selected as the site for the fair.
The bill to locate it in that city has been drawn
by Congressman Lewis F. Payson. of Illinois,
and will be introduced bv him during the first
week of the session. Major Morgan says that
at least 160 Congressmen have already pledged
their support tu Chicago. St Louis has about
40 votes, including tho Missouri and Arkansas
delegations and some of the Texas members.
These gentlemen are expected to vote for Chi
cago after their obligations to St. Louis are
discharged. The Major says that members of
Congress from New England are pledged to
vote for Chicago. The names of these gentle
men, of course, will not be told at present. A
goodly part of the Pennsylvania delegation is
counted on to vote for tho Western city.
Among the influential men who will be in
Washington at the opening of Congress to
work for Chicago is George M. Fnllman, the
great car builder. Major Morgan says that the
misrepresentations of the Sew York papers
that Chicago has not raised 5,000,000 are
entirely unfounded. Ail that the city asks is
that it be designated as the site, and the rest
will be done by the Western boomers.
Bufus J. "Foster, a well-known mining
engineer, for the past 15 years connected with
the Reading Coal and Iron Company, at Scran
ton, and William S. Gressly, also an engineer,
from England, were in the city yesterday.
They are interested in the uses of electricity
for mining purposes, and were here looking at
some electrical machinery. In an interview
with Mr. Grcssley yesterday, that gentleman
said: "In England electric motors are exten
sively used in the mines where they have been
found to be of great advantage. Thev sur
pass steam in many ways. The pipes conduct
ing the steam into the mines become corroded
and the joints always leak. When the steam
is turned on the pipes become too hot and
when turned off again they become cold.
This causes the joints to break, and the sys
tem gives dissatisfaction. "With electricity
safety is assured, and it is more economical.
The only danger so far. has been the fact that
the motors will generate and throw off occa
sional sparks of electricity. If this action
takes place in a chamber where there is a
large quantity of gas collected, there is danger
of an explosion. I have been down to your
Exposition and observed with interest the
workings ot tho Tesla motor made by the
Westinghouse company. It does not throw off
iny sparks, aa 1 think it will be generally
adopted. IrEnglacd they use the motor for
hauling, boiling, drilling and pumping."
"TJnfle" Benjamin Schmidt was given
a send-o y last night by a nnmber of his friends,
on his departure for Hamburg. Mr. Schmidt
has made the trip many times before, and finds
pleasure in the excursion. On this occasion he
bears credentials to Prince Bismarck, and con
templates having a word with Herr Krupp, of
gun fame, as to the advantageousness of Pitts
burg for the location of his gun plant. Among
thoso to see him off were W. J. Friday, Dr.
Fred Mason, D. G. Young and many others.
Mr. Schmidt was accompanied by his young
son, W. A. Schmidt. He returns in March.
The Bev. Mr. Bousell and some dozen
members of the T Club held a pleasant meeting
yesterday at i o'clock in the Seventh Avenue
"W". C. Beilly, of the Giffitt Furniture
Company, Chicago, is in the city.
BACK OF BELLEYPE.
Land Leasing and Derrick Building
the Business Jnst Now.
THE OIL FEVER IS CONTAGIOUS.
Claiming to be in line With Ewing's
Mills and the Arbuckle Well.
HOW SOME DEILLEES MILK EHPIOIEBB
"Were the Allegheny county oil field in
some back woods, it would excite much at
tention, but being so close to many gigantic
enterprises of all kinds, it is overshadowed.
It possesses some peculiar characteristics,
however. Territory is condemned one
month that is in high request another. For
instance, in September Stowe township ter
ritory was considered below par, the gas
companies having sunk $50,000 without get
ting any return of consequence. Now it is
high up in the figures, and owners of land
are getting a good bonus, and some of them
refuse to take less than what the land might
have been bought for two months ago.
Robinson township land was similarly
condemned, or at least a considerable por
tion of it in August, and since then two
300-barrel wells have brought it np again,
and some people are disposed to copper the
condemnation. The last well struck, that
on the Aiken farm, has been injured be
cause the owners would not let well enough
alone. It started at a 17-barrel an hour rate,
but the owners thought it ought to do better
and drilled further. Now they are only
getting seven barrels an hour. It's still a
good thing, but the owners are sorry, never
theless, that they were not satisfied when
they were better off.
AFTEE BELLEVUE TEEEXTOET.
In addition to the Duff City development
the territory of Bellevue, two and one-half
or three miles from Allegheny City, is at
tracting attention at present The almost
entire certainty of getting either oH or gas
in moderate quantity, combined with the
hope of striking gushers,makes the territory
desirable, and people who are not already
tied up are stiff in' their views when would
be lessees come around. Mr. James A. Mc
Loughlin, of the County Becorder's office,
has twenty-three acres, and he has refused
to take $500 bonus and one-eighth of the oil,
as those who want the land refuse to make
an agreement to operate within any speci
fied time. Many lessees are at work tying
up property, and it is feared by some that if
they lease on a small bonus or rent that
wells may be so drilled as to drain their
farms through holes on other farms, hence
their tenacity in standing out for high rent,
or a large bonus. J. H. Smith is picking
up territory back of Bellevue, and he is
supposed to be operating for the Standard.
Arthur Kennedy is President of a com
pany that is expected to operate on the
Bayne farm. Owners of land there think
they need not be in a hurry to give away
their leases, as they feel certain they are
either on the line of the Arbuckle or of the
Ewing's mill development, and possibly in
Drillers on oil wells are not always the
hard worked, innocent people that some
suppose them to be. Their knowledge of
strata and lines is frequently more exten
sive than that of the scientists who discuss
the matter learnedly, and occasionally they
have known enough to work the market
intelligently when a mystery has been
THE DUTCMAN'S PLAIT.
A story is told by an Ohio distiller, a
German, who made a large fortune evading
payment of the $2 tax once levied on whisky.
Years afterward, when it became sate for
him to talk, and he had retired to live at
his ease, a revenue spy asked him bow it
was that he could never be detected in his
crookedness. Said the official: "We always
knew you were cheating the Government
How did you do it?" Said the German:
"The Government is a good deal of a fool.
He gif a man 5 a day to vatch me, and I
gif him $10 a day to vatch him. Ton can
guess exactly how he vatch." Several raids
had been planned on the Dutchman.
Last summer aman who wasputting down
a well on the Southside visited it to see how
matters progressed. As he took a seat in
the derrick he was greeted with chilling
courtesy, and for some time the contractor
and his men merely tolerated the owner.
At length, feeling that as the man who paid
the bilk, he had some right to know some
thing, he asked how deep they were. The
driller answered by remarking that the
weather was fine. Another inquiry as to the
character of the rock was answered by the
query as to when the moon would be full.
The conversation became more animated by
degrees, but not more satisfactory.
It is said that some drillers mase more
money by holding their tongues or by giving
bogus information than they do by turning
the drill, and it is even suspected that tools
have frequently been stuck for months in
order that development of territory might
not be too rapid to suit the views of people
unconnected with well drilling.
TO SOLICIT MONEY T0-DAT.
The Library Hall Association to Tit and
Rafle the 830,000.
The Library Hall Association will begin
work to-day to raise the $50,000 toSay off
the foreclosed mortgage held by Felix
Brunot against the Library Hall Company.
A meeting of the committee appointed to
devise ways and means to raise the money
was held last evening in the reading rooms.
The plans proposed by James F. Hudson
were adopted and a committee of two ap
pointed to solicit the money. One plan is
to have the money donated by wealthy citi
zens and the other is to borrow the money
and give the judgment as security, the prop
erty to be held in the interest of the reading
BETWEEN CLEKfcf AND BOSS.
They Had a. Lively Wrestling- Match and Did
Borne Blataal Slasg-iDK.
"William Cupp is the general labor boss at
Carnegie & Bros.' Union Mills, Twenty
ninth street, and Edward Edmundson is
shipping clerk. They, got into an alterca
tion in the yards on Monday over, the work
of some laborers which ended in blows.
The fellow workmen surrounded them, sec
onds and a referee were appointed and a
rough aud tumble fight ensued. The affair
ended with the men rolling over in the mud
in each other's embrace.
As a result of the fracas a suit was en
tered yesterday before Alderman McKenna
by Edmundson, charging Cupp with aggra
vated assault and battery. He alleges Cupp
bit his ear and hands.
An Eagle for a Fet.
John A. Beck, a well-known sportsman of
the West End, a few days ago presented to
the members of Engine Company No. 10 a
fine eagle as a pet The bird was captured
by Mr. Beck during a hunting trip in
the Blue Bidge Mountains. It measures
67 inches from wing tip to wing tip.
The company have also a pet coon, and
one of the largest black cats in the city.
All of the pets live amicably together.
Sometimes the cat and coon have a little
fight, but as yet nothing serious has
Where Is Stewart f
Another resident of Lawrenceville, Lew.
tillius Stewart, a blacksmith, is missing
from his horned on Thirty-ninth street
Stewart is married and is a trusted em
ploye of the bridge works. He left home
last Sunday a week ago with $15 in his
clothes. Monday he received his month's
pay. The last that was seen ot him was
with a character weU known to the police
on Penn avenue, near the Arsenal.
Mrs. Stewart fears her husband has been
robbed and probably put away in some
mysterious way. She has notified the police.
A MINERS' STRIKE PROBABLE.
The Miners Committee Slot the Operators
A Very Odd Conference The Bait Cent
A meeting between committees represent
ing river mine owners on the one side, and
mine operatives on the other, was held yes
terday afternoon in the offices of Messrs.
John A. Wood & Sons. The operators were
represented by Captains I. N. Bunton, S. S.
Crump, Captain W. W. O'Neill, George
Lysle, Jr., and S. L. Wood, and the miners
bv Huph McLaughlin, L E. Graham, John
La. Fretwell, John Bush and Joseph Maize.
No settlement of the difficulty was enected.
According to the circular issued by the
Convention of .River Miners held in Monon
gahela City on the 6th mst, the Miners'
Committee was appointed "to confer with
the operators, looking to a mutual adjust
ment of the price question," and further,
"Said committee to have discretionary power
to deal with a like committee of our em
plovers." These instructions must have
been supplemented by others of recent date,
for the committee, when the meeting had
been called to order, at once took
the ground that they were there
"to report back to the convention
whether or not the operators had concluded
to grant the additional one-half cent," and
absolutely refused to listen to any state
ments, documentary or otherwise, put for
ward by the operators in support of their
position that the conditions of the market
did 'not warrant them in advancing the
mining rates. There was no conference
held, and no discussion ensued, pro or con,
as to the possibility of the extra half-cent
being conceded. The miners' committee
withdrew after reiterating their statements
as to being instructed to report back, as
already referred to.
The operators claim that the action of the
miners' committee is rather extraordinary.
They met the operators with a view of ascer
taining whether the present outlook of the
trade would warrant the increase, and yet
when the operators, taking the nnusual
course ot placing their sale books and other
documents before them, attempted to dem
onstrate the impossibility of conceding under
present circumstances an additional one-half
cent per bushel, they withdrew from their
position and declared that they were only
there "to report." The "report" conld as
easily have been sent through the mails, and
would have saved the time of both commit
tees in meeting to no purpose.
The convention on again assembling to
receive the renort will, in all likelihood.
order a general strike, with the result that
during the severest season of the year some
6,000 families will be reduced to destitution,
if not to utter want It will play, too, into
the hands of the operators who would just
as soon cease operations at the present junc
ture as not, for they will not grant the in
crease. Perhaps on a reconsideration of all the
circumstances attending the matter in dis
pute, the miners will conclude to resume
work at the existing figure, or at any rate
until a more favorable opportunity occurs
for attempting to secure higher wages.
TALKING OYER THE NEW SCALE.
Flint Gloss Workers Assemble and Have a
The Pittsburg Flint and Lime Glass As
sociation held a lengthy meeting at its rooms
yesterday afternoon. Some 16 or 18 mem
bers were present What had been the
subject under discussion, members were
very chary of referring to, but by the arith
metical process of putting two and two
together, it was ascertained that the ques
tion of certain iron mold rates, suggested by
the existing trouble between the O'Hara
Company and the nnion was debated at con
siderable length. It was thought that the
association will put forward suggestions for
amendments to the present scale, which ex
pires next month, and which will hardly be
acceptable to the workers. If the associa
tion and the union agree on the new scale it
will come into operation on the first of Jan
uary, but should they differ, there is a
clause in the agreement under which the
workers can be permitted to continue on at
the old scale until the first of May.
No arrangement has been made for an
other conference on the strike question, but
it is said that the company will see what
they can do toward a settlement to-day. The
condition of the trade was reported to be but
Several of the manufacturers seen had not
heard of any pool or combine in either
their own branch or in the window glass
TWO SLIGHT EIEES.
Boys Smoking In a Stable Ignite and Destroy
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon the alarm
from box 97 was caused by a fire in the
stable owned by Mrs. Hanley, on Bates
street, Twenty-third ward. The fire is sup
posed to have been caused by some boys
who were in the stable smoking. The entire
stable was consumed.
At 7 o'clock last night there was an alarm
from box 91, which was caused by a slight
fire in the chemical room at Moorhead's
mill. The blaze was extinguished before
much damage was done.
THE C0L0EED CONVENTION.
It Will Be Held In January and Bepnb.
licans Only Admitted.
Col. Eobert Smothers, G. L. Howard,
Isaac Morton, Broad Ax Smith and J. C.
Delpby, the committee appointed to arrange
for a County Convention of colored repub
licans, met last night It was decided to
hold the convention in Eureka Hall, on the
first Monday of January. Every ward in
the two cities will be entitled to five dele
gates, and each borough and township to
three. The com'mi tee declare that none but
true Bepublicans will be admitted.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Beading.
Aldehman Waeneb has Issued a warrant
for Patrick Harkins,who is charged by Michael
Horn with assault and battery. The men had
a fight near Twentieth street on Sunday after
noon, when it is alleged Harkins bit Horn's ear
off. Across suit has been entered before Al
derman Foley, of Wood's Run, in which Horn
is tho defendant on a similar charge.
Detective Cotn.soir yesterday arrested a
well-known crook named C'Davenport, who
had an overcoat on his arm. Davenport con
fessed that the overcoat was stolen Irom an
office corner Wood street and Fifth avenue.
The owner of the coat can find it at headquar
ters. AN information was made yesterday before
Alderman Lobrman, by Charles Uhrmacher,
charging John E. Jones with assault and bat
tery. The suit is the result of a fight over the
reduction of wacjes in Dilworth, Portnr fc
Co.'a mill, at which both men are employed.
A MAN named Boll has bad the side of the
hill on Second avenne, above Linden station,
graded so as to make room for GO houses. They
will be sold on the installment plan to working,
men or the purchaser may buy a lot and build
his own bouse.
CAB No. 25 of the Manchester Short Line had
its side stove in by a collision with a Citizens'
Traction car yesterday on Sixth street A.
number of occupants of the Short line car
were shaken up but no one was injured.
Fob the week ending last Saturday there
were 73 deaths in the city, three less than the
corresponding week of last year. One of the
deaths was that of a centenarian.
The Board of Viewers yest erday held a meet
ing to receive claims for damages by the open
ing of Amber street between Penn avenue and
The directors of the Exposition Society held
a regular meeting yesterday afternoon. Noth
ing but routine business was transacted.
Speeches for Eeform.
The Taxpayers' Protective Association
of the Twenty-ninth ward, which has nl
ready put a tieket in the field for the Feb
ruary elections, held a regular meeting last
night The attendance was very good, and
speeches In favor of reform were made by
John Joos, of Allegheny, and others.
A NOBLE LIFE ENDED.
John H. Shoenberger Died in New
WHICH EVOKES MANY MEMORIES.
His Useful Life Spanned a Long Epoch of
THE OBSEQUIES MAI BE AT TB1NITX
As foreshadowed by yesterday's Dis
patch John H. Shoenberger died in New
York City yesterday ot paralysis, the result
of old age.
He was born in Huntingdon county in
1809, and came to Pittsburg with his father,
Dr. Peter Shoenberger in 1826. Ex-Mayor
Henry A. "Weaver, who knew John H.
Shoenberger for over 60 years, states that
the family on their way from Huntingdon
stopped at his (Weaver's) father's house at
New Salem, 25 miles from this city; on the
old Northern pike. Dr. Peter Shoenberger
built the old mansion, long a landmark in
the city and in its day one of its pretentious
mansions, at the corner of Penn avenue and
Sixteenth street It has been used of late
years as a Catholio schoolhouse.
As stated yesterday, Dr. Peter Shoenber
ger left each of his ten children an iron
furnace. He was a pioneer in developing
the iron industries of the Juniata Valley.
"When this century was in its teens he
worked up a trade With Pittsburg iron
workers. His Juniata iron was hanled in
wagons across the Allegheny Mountains to
the headwaters of the Conemaugh, and there
loaded on fiatboats, which conveyed it by
the Kiskiminetas and Allegheny rivers to
John H. Shoenberger, who by reason of
his father's business interests made frequent
trips to Pittsburg in the good old days, at
last concluded to plant his stakes here, and
the wisdom of his choice was fully estab
lished by events. The Shoenberger nail
mill dates back to the early 30's.
EAELY NAIL MAKING IS PIMSBUEO.
When the Shoenbergers transplanted their
iron interests from the Juniata to the Alle
gheny they at once gave their attention to
the nail industry, and were properly the
pioneers nere ot this branch ot the iron
trade. The Shoenberger mill in old Bay
ardstown was one of the landmarks of that
section a half century ago.
When the subject of this sketch began
active life there were just three iron facto
ries in the city of prominence, his, the Sligo
Tron Works, William M. Lyon and the
works of Spane, Chalftint & Co., all estab
lished about 1824 or 1825.
John H. received a collegiate and also a
practical business training and his poise
in afterlife showed how well he had prdfited
thereby. After the death ot his father in
1858 he took the active management of the
business of J. H. & G. H. Shoenberger.
Such had been the title lor 26 years, the
founder, Dr. Peter Shoenberger, having
retired in 1832. In 1860 the firm became1
Shoenberger, Blair & Co. and in 1865 Gen
eral C. L. Fitzhugh, George Shoenberger,
of Cincinnati: John Z. Speer and G. A.
Steiner leased the mill and still operate it,
though John H. Shoenberger always re
tained an interest.
ENJOYING THE KESULTS OF HIS LABORS.
In I860, Mr. Shoenberger made a tour of
Europe, and has spent most of his life since
in New York City, living there continu
ously during the past nine years. He was
a patron of art, and had one of the finest
collections in this vicinity. The room now
occupied by the Pittsburg Club for its
theater was Mr. Sboenberger's art gallery.
He was a public spirited man, and con
nected with most new enterprises. He was
one of the incorporators of the Allegheny
Cemetery, chartered in 1840. in which his
remains will be laid. In addition to be
ing a director in the cemetery, he was Pres
ident of the Exchange Bank for many years,
and one ot the Board of Managers of the
West Penn Hospital.
But not withstanding his prominence in
business, Mr. Shoenberger will be recollected
more on account of religious and charitable
benefactions. Mr. Weaver states that he
was considered very austere by some people,
but that it was on account of lack of ac
quaintance. HE MADE FRIENDS SLOtVXY.
Mr. Shoenberger was slow to give his con
fidence, but when once established he
was inostentatioualy charitable, and many
of his benefactions were only known to the
beneficiaries. He was one of the corpora
tors of the Episcopaj Church Home. The
building was first known as Locust Grove
Seminary. Its cost was $16,000, half of
which was donated by Mr. Shoenberger. It
was chartered in 1859.
When Trinity Episcopal Church parish
had grown too numerous for the old church,
Mr. Shoenberger proposed to give $100,000
toward the building of the present structure
on Sixth avenue, if the congregation raised
an equal amount, which was done. He also
made other donations to it, and some years
sincejsettled an annuity of $500 on the parish.
He also contributed $50,000 to the erection
of St Peter's Episcopal Church, corner
ot Grant and Diamond streets.
He maintained three pews in
Trinity and erected an altar in it to com
memorate the memory of his first wife, whose
maiden name was Custer, at a cost of $5,000.
He held the position of Senior Warden in
Trinity for 50 years and at the last Easter
Monday election of vestrymen was made
Senior Warden for life.
It is said that the funeral will be from
Trinity Church and the remains will be laid
to rest in the Allegheny Cemetery. .
MOLDEES' STEIKE HOT IET SETTLED.
A Tarn Oat May Tct Result If Settlement It
Not Soon Made.
A meeting of L. A. 1030, Molders, K, of
L., was held last night to transact bnsiness
in connection with the consolidation of all
molders' unions for the purpose of future
concerted action. Mr. Thomas Wisdom
presided. It was decided to hold a special
meeting on next Tuesday to take measures
for thorough organization.
At last night's meeting a committee was
appointed to meet committeees from the
other molders' unions on Friday night to
concert measures for this purpose.
Forty-two molders received strike benefits
yesterday for the first time since the diffi
culty began. So far no local unions have
been called upon to contribute fnnds for this
purpose, the molders themselves, irrespec
tive of organization, sustaining those still
holding out Of these there are still about
SO. If a final settlement is not arrived at
within a reasonable time, the Federation of
Trades, the Knights of LaborandtheBroth
erhood of Iron Molders of North America,
will be brought into it
HEW FUENACES AT ITKEESPOBT.
The Mononsnhela Fnrna.ce Company Will
Constraet a Coaple. i
A meeting of the' Monongahela Furnace
Company was held last night at the Monon
gahela House. t Among those present were
W. M. Schiller and W. A. Walker. Ar
rangements were discussed for the erection !
of two large furnaces at Mciteesport, in
conjunction with the Natiofiat Tube Works.
It was expected that the first Of these would
be in operation by the first of next June.
They Went the Whole Dor.
Three boys about 12 years of age named
Thomas Boyd, Harry Clater and James
Boyd, who live in the Eleventh ward, made
a raid on the frnitstand of Jatnee Graham.in
the market They ran away with their booty
but emboldened by success they returned
and made a second attack. They had se
cured $5 50 more when Graham deteoted
them. One ot them was arrested but was
released upon his furnishing the names and
addresses of the other boys, who are to he
Navigable Water Woold Increase Local
Easiness 10 Per Cent.
The rivers are falling and all the coal
that can be shipped at present has gone out
The shipment yesterday, included 12 barges
taken out by the Tom Lysle, 11 by the
Josh Cook and a small tow by the Hornet
There was eight feet of water in the rivers
yesterday afternoon, and they were falling
A revival of the river transportation
business is now a matter of comment among
business men and shippers. There has not
been such a thing as a daily packet line for
lower parts in many years, but since one has
been established, shippers are eagerly taking
advantage of the opportunity to ship goods
dailv to such places as are reached bv this
means. Captain W. W. O'Neil is authority
for this statement, that it will not be long
until the people will join hands with all
the river cities on the Ohio river and bring
such pressure to bear npon this Government
as to compel the improvement of the river
in other words, to furnish a permanent stage
of boating water.
The Andes, of Cincinnati, left yesterday
afternoon, loaded with freight including
merchandise of all kinds. The freight
brought in included Southern fruits and
other articles. It is said permanent navi
gable water would increase local business
10 per cent
THEY CLEANED UP THE T0WH,
Bat tho Johnstown Officials Did Not Ap
prove of Their Methods.
Chief of Police Harris and Justice of the
Peace Hart, of Johnstown, came to this city
yesterday afternoon, and in an Old avenue
speak-easy they arrested John Dugan and
William Gill, who are wanted at Johns
town. A couple of months ago the Council of
Johnstown advertised for sale a large quan
tity of old iron, cnt stone and lead pipe that
had been left about the town after the
wreckage of the flood had been cleared up.
Dugan and Gill got the contract They
were to pay so much a ton for it, and it was
to be weighed by the wagon load on the
borough scales. For a week or two nothing
was heard of the young contractors, al
though their wagons were seen daily load
ing the stuff up and hauling it to the rail
road, where it was transferred to cars and
shipped to Pittsburg without being weighed.
The borough officials learned from the rail
road company that many tons of the scrap
bad been loaded and hauled to Pittsburg.
An official of the borough entered suit
against the young men for fraud and they
were traced to this city.
HAET BOASTS BEATEE.
He Says the Distribution of Funds Has
Been Grossly Unfair.
A. N. Hart, of Johnstown, who acted as
chief of police during the time that Chief
Harris was prostrated by the loss of his
family at the time of the flood, was in the
city last evening. Be was asked what he
thought of the manner in which the relief
funds were distributed and replied that he
thought as little as possible about it for the
simple reason that it appeared to be most
unjustly or unwisely done. Tbe men who
had lost their homes worth from $500 to
$800, got perhaps $80 and sometimes as high
as $120. This was a grievous error, more
especially in view of tbe fact that from
$600,000 to $800,000 is being held back to
pay over to men who lost from $20,000 np.
He thought this most unjust, as the latter
class are all to-day able to get along, while
the former, with homes partly or wholly
paid for, are either in debt or comparative
Mr. Hart is a candidate for the honor of
being the first Mayor of Johnstown, which
has been created a city since the flood, and
his opponent will be Herman Baumer on
the Democratic ticket
THE STATE TREASURER.
W. H. Livesy Spoken of as the Man to Fin
the Unexpired Term.
The vacancy in the State Treasury occa
sioned by the death of William B. Hart
will, it js said by good authorities, be filled
to-day or to-morrow by the appointment of
W. H. livesy, ex-Treasurer. If this is true it
will be the second time Mr. Livesy has been
appointed to fill an unexpired term in the
It was thought at first that Treasurer-elect
Boyer would have been appointed, but
some people thought that experience in tbe
office would be better to utilize in an emer
gency of this kind, and if Mr. Livesy ac
cepts there seems to be little question of his
WERE MARRIED IH OHIO.
Four Tonne People Cheat the Prothonotsry
of His Legal Perouliltes.
The Pennsylvania marriage license laws
seem to have been too severe for some young
people who transferred their marital ex
periences to Youngstown, Ohio, for settle
ment, as the following telegram shows:
Herman Bierman and Miss Louisa Hay,
and George Weiss and Miss Hernina Bier
man, two couple residing in Pittsburg,
came here last night and calling upon Bey.
W. F. Zander, weie quietly married.
Another month and tbe holiday season
will be upon us, and everyone will be rush
ing around in a hurry to secure presents tor
loved ones at home.
There is nothing more pleasing or accept
able than a musical instrument of .some
kind, for by its use it is speaking the gen
erous act of the giver.
At Hamilton's Music Store, 91 and 93
Fifth avenue, you can now find an assort
ment of everything in the musical line,
novelties of .every musical description, the
best known and most celebrated pianos and
organs in natural woods, and at prices tbat
will surprise you, and on easy terms; nov
elties in piano chairs, stools, music cabinets,
scarfs, covers, etc.; then in our small instru
ment department, which we are just open
ing, everything is bright and new.
If you want anything for home, orchestral
or band music, call on or write to S. Ham
ilton, 91 and 93 Fifth avenne. Orders left
in person or by mail for holiday delivery,
will receive special attention.
Thanksgiving I Coming.
Don't bother to bake fmit cake or make
plum pudding. Marvin's Wedding fruit
cake and Golden Fruit plum pudding are
made from the finest selected fruits and are
Bimply delicious. Order from your grocer.
Ladies be Wise Get our prices before
purchasing newmarkets, jackets or wraps.
Misses' cloaks, dresses or infant's wear.
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Don't let whisky get the best of you, but
get the best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 CO per full quart For sale
everywhere. Ask for it Mm
Neckwear, the largest and finest line at
James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
Bead display ad., this paper, and then see
the values of merit mentioned therein.
Boa os & Buhl.
Quench your thirst with F. & V.'s
Pittsbnrgbeer. There's not a headache in
a barrel of it Telephone 1186.
Men's pure silk underwear at James H.
Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
The Pan-Aoiericnns Are Gone,
But Marvin's Pan-American oyster crackers
are with us and are delighting thousands of
people. Ask yonr grocer for them. Mwa
42-inch, $1 25 the elegance of this sew
case of striped Paris Baiting is worth a
vuit to see. . Boom Buhl.
ALLEGIEHX EAUWAI CONSOLIDATION,
Comsaedore Konntz Explains ths Negotia
tions Between Iho Railroads.
Some time ago The Dispatch published
an article to the effect that the Pittsburg,
Allegheny and Manchester Street Car line
had made an offer of consolidation to the
Pleasant Valley line. This was most vehe
mently denied at the time, but a Dispatch
reporter heard the confirmation of tbe story
from the lips of Commodore Konntz last
night The Commodore said:
'"The Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manches
ter people offered to consolidate with the
Pleasant.Yalley people on the basis of last
year's earnings, but the management of the
latter road would not do so. Had they done
to, I think it would have been advantageous
to all concerned. The net earnings of the
Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester line
last year were $61,000, and of tbe Union line
were $5,000, iu all a total of $66,000. The
neteamingsof theFleasant Valley line were
$24,000, but thePeoples Parkline, owned by
the same company, lost $7,000 leaying the
net earnings $17,000. Had the roads con
solidated on a basis indicated by these
figures a fair rate of interest would have
been realized by the stockholders of both
companies. Instead of consolidating, how
ever, the Pleasant Valley have issued bonds
to the amount of $1,000,000 at 5 percent
Nov, while they expect an increase of busi
ness when the improvements on their road
are completed, I do not think they will be
able to pay the. $50,000 interest on their
bonds, and nay a dividend besides."
WITH HIP AND BEYOLYEB,
A Hungarian Row Almost Develops lata a
On Monday night a number pf Hangar
rians got into a row on Second avenue, in
the neighborhood of Moorhead's mill, for
which they were arrested and fined. The
bad blood occasioned by that row did not
end with the fine in the police station, hut
seems to nave become more embittered.
Last night a number of tbe Hungarians
were in Bennett's saloon, on Second avenue.
They were discussing the fight of the pre
vious night and in the midst of their talk
Stephen Lavoss, another Hungarian; en
tered. He had a 38-caliber Smith and Wes
son revolver, and said he was going to shoot
The party adjourned to the street, when
John Dunnies produced a dirk knife and
made an attack on Lavoss. The latter man
aged to dodge so that the knife only pene
trated his coat sleeve, doing no material
damage. A cry of police caused the party
to scatter. Officer Duncan managed to cap
ture the two principals and John Seibo,
who was in the crowd. At the Fourteenth
ward station the revolver, fully loaded, was
found on the person of Lavoss, while in
Dunnies pockets was found the dirk, with
which he attempted to do the cutting, and a
large sized penknife. Dunnies did not deny
the attempted cntting, and said he would
do it again ii he had the chance.
Poor Railroad Thieves Operating; at Jesta
nelto Are Now Is Jail.
Special Agent Hampton Houghton, of
the Pennsylvania Bailroad. put in some
more of his clever work for the company
yesterday. On Monday night two cars
standing on a sidetrack at Jeannette were
broken into and a number of articles stolen.
The thieves also annexed a jug of whisky.
Not satisfied by this exploit the robbers
broke into the Kuhns and Haines & Co.'s
stores and appropriated considerable prop
erty. Mr. Houghton got on their trail, and
yesterday morning brought np Al Farrell,
James Bagley and James McLaughlin, who
claimed Boston as their home, and John
Keely, who said he hailed from Philadel
phia, before 'Squire Morris, of Greensburg,
who committed tbem to jail in default of
bail. Their holiday was a short one.
Discussing Painters' Affairs.
The Executive Board of the Central
Trades Council held" a meeting last night to
consider the grievances brought by L, A.
1397, Knights of 'Labor, on account of the
painters in local unions Nos. 72 and 84,
working within the city limits. The former
belong on tbe Southside and the . latter in
the East End. They work for less wages
than those in 1397 and hence the complaints
of the city men. The East End men agreed
to work for $$2 CO per day, but were not to
accept employment in the city wards west
of Oakland avenue and Thirty-fourth street
The Southside men agreed not to work north
ot the river. Their rate of wages Is $2 50,
but a majority of them receive $3 per day.
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, -DuItaeBs, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, CowtteaHon,
all indicate that yon need a .few doses
of the genuine
Dr. HcLano's Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify the
They are prepared from the purest .
materials and put up 'with the great
est care by
Be sure yon cet the genuine' Count
erfeits are made in Bt Louis:
Never fan to cure.
SODEIT MINERAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the great European remedy against all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS,
Sold by all Druggists. i -
Small boxes, 25c; large boxes, 50c
THE CHINA STORE.
Franc!.. -KBndrick I En.
nTvTTE ATTENTION TO THEIR
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
A special lias of inexpensive orna
mental good, suitable for ETJCHES
PRIZB8 or CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
fiS SMTTHFDJLD STWEZT,
' ' OjfeMetfcCtrKa.
TiliilMae hh. ahTatirtoArtDVt
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POLICE PANT FOE P.
A KobBerr Which Seema to Bavs Srrtral
The manager of the Pittsburg Pants Com
pany, 179 PIfth avenuecomplained to ibe
Police Bureau a short time ago of the door
having been jimmied and $500 worthof cloth
ing having been placed on hacks for which,
it never was intended either bythe lawiof
Pennsylvania or the books of the tailoring
The fact that the clothing made by
pants company was used to cover back
caused the police officials to look upon the
statement not alone with doubt but positive
distrust The bold, bad burglars have not
yet appeared in polite society with the stolea
goods on dress parade, and the people who
ordered the goods and whose names appear .J
on the books of the establishment without Jf
addresses have not as yet called for tho
orders, according to the statement of H.
Silverman, the manager, so tho case la ia
course of investigation.
A significant fact iu connection with th
matter is that the firm is insured against
burglary, paying a premium of $75 per year.'
Eight months of the year havo passed away,r'
and up to the time when the panels of ta .
outside door, in front of a large setter doe:f - "
who proves part of the night guard of thf
place, no attemnt has been made to take
even the pants or the watchdog. The police'
are still working on the case and within'aA
day or two, when the country customeri,
who gave their names, but no address, come,
in and claim their goods there will be some1
chance of finding whether the burglars tookv
clothes appropriate to their vocation or not,
A Big Crowd Every Dot.
The mechanical exhibit prepared for the " '
Pan-Americans draws immensely, the pah- '
lie seeming as much interested u v tfc.
.Southern hemispherians. The appreciation.
oi visitors inuuccu cjtniDiiors to maxe the
show larger than at first intended,
About Lace. Curtaint, Drat Goodt,
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PENN AVENUE STORES
Prrrsurao. Wednesday, November U,UsV
The time to beautify
your homes is now.
Dreary winter star
ing you in the face.
Short days, and '
days at that; and1 '
long evenings when"
, . yon seek the fire-
, ' side for your pleas-
urea. Make your
rooms cheerful. Not
only where you
meet yonr friends,
but tbe rooms you
call your own. And
the dining room, of.
all places, make ,
the dining room a m)
' spot of delight r -
Begin with Cur- "
tainsWe have Cut- ' ' "
tains especially designed forthedialsf '.
Neat conventional patterns big Sfota . 4
ue size oi a aouar; small spot stripes.
alternating: solid stripes; fancy vine 'pacl
'terns; bean stalk pattern, eta," ij
nos zoo suggestive., Jasteneafn.-j
H you prefer some
thlng"to make aeon-
irast wun tno paxior,
yon have it in these
novel Curtains. ,
to the antique, too. 4
There are EabroidV
ered Iztoslin CnJtaica,
the kind yon used to
see in the old 'home,
Per pair, large sixes; v'
-Per pair, sashveur.
'tains; S3 75 to 19 SOL
'GeedebytheyaitCfor sash curtalasv
, Some special Single Curtains at bat
Two yards long, at
$2, 3S, IB 75 and H
Our Nottingham begin at
the bottom for good, reliable
curtains, tl is as low, per. . "'
baps, as mostofroa win care
to go. But go lower if yon
choose. ClimblDgup jrongo
to the very top. Through
Nottlsghams S3 to sjo
pretty Bretons, with the
enect oi real lace, xnrougn, iLf
Irish Points, $7 73 to IK.
Throuffn the Beal BruMeltv
the Clunies. Tambours, Ap- ; -
pliques and the other fine
things, from 136 a pair up, up , '
a very Eiffel Tower of
grades and grades.
Big business in the DresV
Goods Department yester
day. Th. mM1t(i,f .w...J '1
'MW WMI. .lit,. .M0 .M..my
and prices that lend attract.
frenesa instead of driving v!
away buyers, are the cards ia .
every department for wear
" lag fabrics.
If jon want real bargains,
which means more than a
very low price means values '
, yoa get them hero ane
where else. '
Mncn AU-wool Black Casi
xseres fc GBc. &..
o-iach AU-wool Black Sere
The very sane bargain prices la eebi
ored goods, if yoa prefer.
L0OO yards Colored Sttk "Warp Cava.
meres. 44 inches wide, at75cjwd
A ttkrwlAtnf flna BfsuililsLaMA -- -"i
the best fit and beet ftniabea Jackets Ski
sold at 17 and 18.
J7te price on them are fSand ft. '
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PENN AVENUE STOJUtttf
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j xoe Beat omriornov per noBsna.-
a iau mm JS.ey we ana etear jtaveaa, (
at JNO. A. KEN8HAW CO'S
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