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Hon. "Walter Lyon to Keep
Tliem Off the EiTers.
?THE MTIATIYE TAKEN.
The KiTer-Men Are Clamoring For
the Eemoval of Boats.
rBIG INTERESTS TO BE INYADED.
Hon. Walter Lyon, TJ. S. District Attor
ney, is preparing to fire a legal bombshell at
an industry which has thriven apace for
years in and abont Pittsburg, viz., the va
rious sand companies which have lifted
many thousands of tons of sand from the
bed of the river to be incorporated in Pitts
burg's business blocks.
It was stated by Captain I. K. Bnnton last
night that the matter of shutting ont the
dozen or more sand companies from their
never-ceasing disturbance of the river chan
nel, particularly in the vicinity of Davis
Island Dam and the famous and trouble
some Glasshouse riffle, was clearly contem
plated. ""Very fully-detailed affidavits of a num
ber of rivermen have been lately taken
by Mr. Lyon," said Captain Bnnton, "and
these will, I presume, form the basis of the
proceedings against the various sand com
panies, which will at first be by notice, and,
if that is disregarded, by injunctions
through tbe United States Courts. The
Glass House Riffle vicinity and the Davis
Island Dam have been very
by the disturbance and partial removal of
portions of the river bed, and when we
went to Mr. Lyon for as opinion, he stated
that any portion of the beds of tbe three
rivers were Government property, and their
use as a factor in the business of the sand
companies had been merely a matter of suf
ferance. Mr. Lyon's prompt expression of
opinion has induced us to open the fight
very vigorously. There has been constant
trouble, too, to boats and tows, caused by the
fashion the sandboats have of planting
themselves in the very middle of the chan
nel and coolly disregarding the wishes, en
treaties and manifest necessities of river
men. Our pilots say that Glass House
liiffle is continually changing bottonf on ac
count of the operations of sand boats.
"What sand companies will be proceeded
"I recall to mind the Speer, "White and
Monongahela Sand Companies, John K.
Davison & Bro., and, I believe, the Juniata
LABGE INTERESTS AT STAKE.
In addition to the above the following
companies and individuals have pretty
heavy investments in the sand business: J.
C. Armstrong & Co., W. J. Baughman,
Dunbar Sand and Stone Company, Lees
burg Sand Company, Mapleton Sand Com
pany, George Sharp, B. C. Slocum, Jr.,
Star Sand Company, Stoltzenbach & Pfeil
and George "Walters.
An effort was made to call Hon. "Walter
Lyon up by telephone at his residence at
Millvale for the purpose of inquiring
whether the intention was to entirely debar
the sand companies from operating in navi
gable water in or about Pittsburg, but he
could not be reached. There are estimated
to be several millions of dollars invested in
river sand operations in Allegheny county,
and until the scope of the rivermen's antag
onism is definitely ascertained several stock
holders will be upon the financial qui vive.
A LOKG STRIKE EKDIKG.
Frospecti of nn Amicable Settlement of the
Dllwortb, Porter & Co. Tronble.
The long drawn out and bitterly contested
fight over unionism, which has been waged
for a year and a half between the iron firm
of Dilworth, Porter & Co., of the Southside,
and their employes, is in a way to be amic
ably adjusted within a short time, according
to the statement made last iiijjht by one of
strikers. He is a man who, previous to the
lockout, held one of tbe profitable positions
in tbe establishment and an intelligent, con
servative man throughout.
He declined to state what grounds existed
for his belief that the strike would soon be
ended, but said emphatically that the pros
pects for such a consummation were excel
lent for the first time since the tronble
began. Nearly all the skilled men who were
employed at the mill prior to tbe lock-ont
are at work in a similar work in Hast St.
Louis under T. D. Burleigh, formerly one
of the managers at Dilworth's. The last
man to go from Pittsburg was George Noble,
who went on Monday night. The strike is
solely against unionism, wages having no
part in the mattef.
AFTEIl MAN I MONTHS.
A Charge of Felonlons Assnult and Battery
Which Hang Fire a Yenr.
Stephen Lycoming and James Loskoski
were to have had a hearing yesterday be
fore Alderman Shafer on a charge of felon
ious assault, preferred by Joseph Kosmnska,
but owing to the absence of the prosecutor,
the men were recommitted for a hearing
this afternoon when Kosmuska's attendance
will be compulsory. The assault was com
mitted over a year ago, but the assailants
were not apprehended until a few weeks
They again made themselves conspicuous
by almost murdering Wendell Dorenberger
within a few feet of his own door. When
they were arrested for that offense Kos
mnska appeared and claimed that they
were the same men who had beaten him
a year before. They were given a hearing
yesterday before Magistrate Brokaw. in the
Dorenberger case, and committed in default
of $1,000 bail for court
ANOTHEE MAIORALTT FACTOR.
The Sontbslde Independent! Up and Doing
Preparing for February.
The Independent party of the Southside
met last night in Berkley Hall on South
Tenth street for its usual weekly discussion
of affairs. The Beck's run contamination
of the Monongahela Water Works came in
for its share of condemnation and the ne
cessity of freeing the voters from partisan
ship to Tote for the best interests of the tax
payers was freely inculcated.
The meeting was addressed bv T. H.
Daviss Esq., and P. C. Beinhauef, who is
the prime mover in the organization. They
expect to demonstrate their importance at
the coming municipal election in February.
NO FLOOD EXPECTED.
The Klonongabela Falling, bnt the Alle
gheny ii Rising.
Despite the heavy rains of the past few
days, the rivermen do not expect a flood.
They do not expect the Monongahela to go
above 9 feet, which stage will be reached
This river is falling at some points, bnt the
Allegheny is rising. W. H. Brown & Sons
yesterday sent out the Charles Brown with
ten boats. This is the only coal that went
CORK CUTTERS IN CAUCUS.
They Contemplate DiTidins the Local
Three Branches. f
L. A. 9863, K. of L., cork workers, in
itiated 53 new members last night The or
ganization contemplate dividing the as--
semblyinto three branches, senior males,
female assembly and juniormixed assembly.
The latter will include boys whose nge
range from 14 to 18. The boys working in
cork works, glass houses and bolt manu
factories are eligible for membership.
STILL RECTOR OF TRINITY.
Rev. Samuel Maxwell Hai No Intention of
Resigning A Manly Tribute to the
Bev. Samuel Maxwell, rector of Trinity
Church, was seen at his residence in Alle
gheny last evening in regard to the publica
tion in the afternoon that he may resign his
position as rector of the church. -When
questioned by a Dispatch reporter, the
reverend gentleman was very reluctant to
talk upon the subject, but when pressed
to give his side of the matter, said:
"I have not resigned, but what my inten
tions are is too far in the future. I am
deeply grieved to learn that a few families
in Trinity Church have become displeased
at the action in regard to Mr. Shoenberger.
I have been called upon by quite a number
of my parishioners, who informed melhat it
was only a few persons who are fomenting
the supposed trouble. My friends have tol d
me that it was deplorable that the disaffect
ed families should go so far as to
withdraw from the church on account of a
misconstruction of my motive which
they say was a most laudable one. I only
noticed three families that were not ia their
accustomed places last Sunday. They seem
to think that if Mr. Shoenberger had been
nominated he would have been elected.
The elder delegates who have taken a more
prominent part in the matter than I have
ever taken, have said that for a
long time the feeling has been
growing that Mr. Shoenberger was
ineligible simply because he was not a resi
dent of the parish. The rector of Trinity,
who nominated him three years ago, saw the
beginning of the feeling against him on this
account and felt it his duty to apprise Mr.
Shoenberger of the matter. The latter said
he would like to go to the convention that
year on account of the general outside mat
ters that were to be brought up. The feel
ing has continned to grow and my action
has been considered wise and just to Mr.
Shoenberger. To a sensible man it does not
look right to set a man up to be knocked
down. It was a foregone conclusion
that Mr. Shoenberger could not be
elected and therefore he was not nominated.
Mr. Shoenberger and his friends would
have been sadly disappointed if he had been
defeated, and the best way out of the diffi
culty was nofto nominate him. I felt it
would be a blow, and after tbe last Diocesan
Convention I wrote him and told that I
only wished that he had been present The
reason I did this was because I thought had
he been present he might have pulled
Upon being asked if it wastrne that when
he accepted the rectorship of the parish in
1883, he was asked if he would have Mr.
Shoenberger retained as Senior Warden,
Mr. Maxwell said:
"Yes, I was asked the question and I re
plied: "I never met him but I know how
valuable he has been to the church and
what his good deeds were in the field of
Christianity. So far as I am concerned, I
desired that the wardeuship remain un
changed. Our relations were uniformly
pleasant When I went to New York I al
ways called upon hfm. I found Mr. Shoen
berger to be courteous, interested in his
heart about everything that pertained to
Pittsburg and the diocese. I mourned his
loss, not only to Trinity Church, but the
church at large.
A vestryman was seen and asked if Mr.
Maxwell had resigned. He said:
"No, the rector has not resigned, and I
do not think there is any occasion for such
action. This alleged dissatisfaction is being
caused by a few malcontents. It seems
strange that a disturbance should be raised
about such a matter. It is strange that Mr.
Maxwell should not have the appointment
of a delegate to the convention. Onr dele
gates, the rector and three laymen, all voted
for Mr. Shoenberger when "he was nomi
nated by a layman. There was nothing but
the most pleasant relations between the two
men. At the morning service last Sunday
Mr. Maxwell paid a very beautiful and
touching tribute to Mr. Shoenberger.
He said his life was one of exemplary
deeds, and in saying this he said he
only voiced the sentiments of the members
of the congregation. He said bis life was
worthy of their imitation. Any person who
heard the sermon and felt the sincerity of the
rector's remarks could not help but feel that
there was no Disposition possible in the
speaker's heart to do an injustice to snch a
man as Mr. Shoenberger. To snm up the
whole matter the trouble does not extend
ontside of two or three families."
The Boarding Home Thief la Dire Distress
Throngh Being Too Well Known.
Charles McVickers, the young man who
was arrested Monday afternoon for attempt
ing a robbery at the boarding house of Mrs.
McSteen, at 2212 Penn avenue, made a con
fession to the police yesterday, in which he
said he had been working his game on
boarding bouses in the two cities ever since
last August About 40 persons called at
the Central station yesterday to identify
him, but thus far only six have recognized
him as the one who had victimized them.
McVicker's parents live at Glenshaw, out
the Pittsburg and Western Eailroad, and
are highly respectable people.
Among those who called to identify him
yesterday the following persons positively
recognized him as having worked his confi
dence game on them: D. H. Walker, 22
Anderson street, Allegheny; W. is. :Nabb,
59 Liberty street, Allegheny; Mrs. Clark,
40 Sandusky street, Allegheny, and
her boarder, Henry Holden"; Mrs.
Jane McMillen, 31 Sampson street,
Allegheny: Kate Geblin, corner Webster
avenue and Cnatham street, Pittsburg. At
Mrs. Clark's he got $65 and a. new suit of
clotnes of her boarder, Henry Holden, be
side a clock and a number of other articles,
and at Mrs. McMillen's he got two suits of
clothes and a number of other articles.
Clothing was the principal part of his
booty, and he sold it to second-hand dealers,
the proceeds yielding him a good income.
McYickereis not over 21 years of age, and
is a nice, intelligent looking young man.
He will be held at Central station for
farther identification, and will probably get
a hearing to-morrow.
PATTERSON WILL EEC0YER.
nil Injuries Are Not so Serious a the Doc
tors First Supposed.
Robert Patterson, the man who was struck
by a brick thrown by Smith at the corner of
Thirty-fourth street on Monday, during a
quarrel, is on a fair way of recovery at the
West Penn Hospital. Smith was arraigned
before Magistrate Brush at the Seventh
ward station house yesterday. His case was
held over to see how Patterson progressed,
whose injuries at first gave indications that
they might assume fatal results. The
charge preferred against Smith is aggravated
assault and battery.
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The overland express leaves Chicago
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colonist sleeper through from Chicago to
Portland in four days.
The Denver limited leaves Chicago daily
530 P. St., a solid vestibuled train with
Wagner or Pullman sleepers, free chair
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Chicago and Northwestern and. Union Pa
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For information in full detail, apply to
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Maggie Basendorf Offers
finclens For a Home
TO SHELTER UNFORTUNATE WOMEN
Her Home and $1,000 in Cash Generously
SHE ASES CHRISTIANS TO AID HER
A movement is on foot to establish a
Home for Fallen Women in this city. The
scheme has progressed so far thM it is al
most an assured fact The originator of
the project is Miss Daisy Hutchinson, who
has reformed, whose proper name is Miss
Maggie Basendorf, and who recently figured
in a case in court, through which an effort
was made to have her declared insane.
Miss Basendorf has made a complete
reformation, and with a desire to aid others
to do the same, has made an oner ot ii,w)
and the use of her property on Second ave
nue if the church people of Pittsburg and
Allegheny will maintain the Home and in
sure its proper management
An informal conference was held in the
parlors of the Smithfield Street M. E.
Church on Monday afternoon, where Miss
Basendorf explained her plans to Rev. C.
E. Locke, and several members of bis own
and other congregations.
A COMMITTEE APPOINTED.
The matter was discussed for some time,
and the conference resulted inr the appoint
ment of a Committee on Plan of Work,
which is to look into the matter farther and
report at a general meeting of ministers and
church workers to be held at the same place
on Friday afternoon.
The scheme leaked out yesterday afternoon
at the meeting of the County W. C. T. U.,
by Mrs. P.. H. Jones, Chairman of the De
partment of Social Purity. She said that
the church people and particularly the tem
perance workers, had been too mindful of
the welfare of men and had almost forgotten
the women. Mrs. Jones has taken a great
interest in Miss Basendorf. since the latter's
reformation, and spoke very kindly of her,
when she referred to her efforts in behalf of
the unfortunate individuals, who get little
but derision and ridicule from the
world, when an honest effort for
the right is made. Mrs. Jones
said an opportunity was offered now for
the church people to help fallen humanity,
and if the same zeal were to be manifested
in a vigorous effort to bring about a con
summation of the project as there is in dis
cussing what ought to be done, the Home
will be established.
A Dispatch representative talked with
Miss Basendorf in the parlors of the Cres
cent Hotel last night about the matter. The
lady appeared in a loose fitting gown, with
a beautiful growth of wavy black hair, fall
ing gracefully over her Bhonlders. Her
black eyes sparkled with eagerness and en
thusiasm as she spoke hopefully of an inter
est being stirred up, sufficient to carry into
effect her cherished scheme.
A WOMAN'S SINCERITY.
"I want to see what this religion is that
people talk so much about I have reformed,
and I see an opportunity for rescuing scores
of poor, unfortunate girls from a wayward
life if tbe proper inducements are offered
them. I have made an offer of $1,000 as a
nucleus for a fund to maintain the Home,
and if tbe people go about it in tbe right
spirit, and more money is needed, I will
give more? But I want to say
right here, that there is no
use in establishing this Home
unless the church people, who profess to be
Christians, will try to lift up the girls, take
them into their own homes, or get them em
ployment in other respectable homes. The
girls cannot always live in the Home. And
if they are not treated as other girls are; if
they are not put on a level with other peo
ple and restored to society they will not stay
in the Home, and all the efforts made in
their behalf will be of no avail.
"There are some girls who, of course, can
not be reached. But there are many who
have just commenced to lead an improper
life, who, by tbe right kind of effort, can be
rescued. If young women who have been
unfortunate were taken care of in the Home
and had some one to say a kind word to
them and assist them in getting homes, they
could be saved.
NOT PEOPEE PLACES.
"The hospitals are not the proper places
for girls of this kind. They pay dearly for
very bad treatment, and then have a" re
flection upon their character that goes with
them wherever they go. Men can do what
they choose, and go into the best society
with their heads above reproach, bnt when
a woman once makes a misstep, the world is
"The public will no doubt make harsh
remarks"as to your sincerity in this matter,"
suggested the reporter.
"No Christian man or woman will ques
tion my motives, and I don't care what the
other people say abont me. I have
thoroughly reformed and I want to see if
some ot these good Christians who have so
much money, and who pray so much, are
as earnest about the welfare of their com
mon humanity as they claim they are. They
are not any better than poor girls for whom
I am now making this appeal. When they
die they will not be able to take any more
with them than will those who are less
fortunate. Now is the time for the church
people of this community to make a grand
effort to save souls. "
Miss Basendorf said her property at 75
Second avenue was leased for five'years,
but if the orders given out by the city
authorities to close up such places are
eniored she would grant the use of it free for
the first year and make good her other offer.
She is not particular where the
HOME IS LOCATED
so that it is established on broad liberal
principles. It must be for unfortunate
women of all classes and creeds; a place
where girls may be aided to regain a re
spect for themselves and a desire for a pure
A call was made at the home of Bev. C.
E. Locke last evening, bnt he refused to say
anytning about tne project. Air. iiocce,
however, is very much interested in the
proposition made by Miss Basendorf. and
will make an effort to have as many minis
ters at the meeting on Friday as possible.
Mrs. B. H. Jones was seen and said she
thought the Home would be established.
She recited as an instance of the necessity
ofsuchaplace that two young girls who
came to this city a short time ago from
Younstown, O., who had been driven from
home by their mother, will get out of jail
this morning without a home to go to, with
out any protection whatever.
The Bev. J. T. McCroryraid he would co
operate in an effort to have the Home estab
lished. He said all church people ought to
encourage Miss Basendorf in her desire to
do good, and thought if the proper appeal
were made there would be no trouble m
raising the necessary fund for the mainten
ance of the Home.
WILL CLOSE FOR THE WINTER,
The Expo. Directors Pay Bills and Wind Up
The regular weekly meeting of the Expo
sition Society was held yesterday, but noth
ing was dpne of special importance.
The expenses following the display for
the Pan-American delegation were liqui
dated by the issue of warrants-for their pay
ment and the matter of closing up the
building for the winter was decided on.
A Small Allcsheny Fire.
At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon there
was au alarm of fire from box 151, in Alle
gheny, which was caused by a slight explo
sion in tbe Japanning room at tbe Standard
Manufacturing Company's works on Biver
avenue. The blaze was extinguished before
any particular damage was done. No one
was injured by the explosion.
TO ORGANIZE A3 ONE U8IMC
The Holders to Join Hands The Coal Strike
to Continue Certain Foundries May be
On Saturday night next a mass meeting
of molders of the city and those employed
in etinn. In fhfa vfninltv will ho tiald in
Knights of Labor Hall No. 1, to discuss ar-
rangements for the uniting of the whole
body of molders within one organization.
Prominent speakers, both from at home and
abroad, will make addresses bearing on the
question, and matters of interest appertain
ing to the trade will be spoken of. x
This movement for a concentration of
forces on the part ot the molders has already
been referred to in The Dispatch as
about to be put on foot, and is the ontcome
of the late strike, when the concerted ac
tion of the molders proved so successful in
obtaining the increase in wages desired. At
present, in this city as well as in other large
centers, tbe fraternity of molders are com
prised within three different organizations,
viz.. Kniehts of Labor, the Iron Molders'
Union of NorthAmerica and the Brother
hood of Machine Molders. The men of this
craft in the city number aboutJOO enrolled
in organizations, and in addition there are
about 100 who have been suspended for one
cause or another.
This amalgamation of the bodies of mold
ers, at present divided, is not without its
sigmncance. it means mat tne men recog
nize that in union lies their strength as
exemplified by their late' successlui action
regarding the wage question and that by
uniting in one organization they can best
take such action, and that too, in a quiet
and businesslike way, as they proved they
could do, so lately in such matters as affect
their interests. "Now that the question of
wages has been settled, at any rate for the
present, it must be said that the manner in
which the men concerned, and those repre
senting them, deported themselves when
treating with the manufacturers, is worthy
of all credit, and points to the probability
that in tbe near tuture, when qnestions
of wages arise, that the matter will be dis
cussed, in a businesslike and temperate
manner, in a conference of representatives
of labor on the one hand, and those of cap
ital on the other.
L. A. 1030, K. of L., machinery molders,
held a meeting last evening to appoint a
committee of seven to meet a like committee
ot the Brotherhood of Machinery Molders,
and seven representatives from the Iron
Molders' Union ot North America, to confer
relative to the amalgamation of the seperate
organizations, as referred to above. The
conference will be held on Friday next
Wharton McKnight, of Penn avenue,
who had declared his intention of doing
without the assistance of Union molders,
made a trip to the East lately and returned
with some eight or nine men. The men
claim that Mr. McKnight told them that all
trouble between him and his employes had
ended, but that he still required
men to fill his shop. Seven of them,
however, on learning that Mr. McKnight
was still holding out against paying the in
crease in wages appeared at K. of L. head
quarters and offered to return whence they
came. They will leave this morning. The
other two, it is said, will also leave when
they understand the position.
Intimation has been made to the 3 shoos
which have not yet signed the scale, that if
they do ;not declare their intention, one
way or other, within a certain time, they
will be declared non-union shops.
EIVEK MINER MATTERS.
The Garfield Kline Only Paid the Increase for
a Few Bushels.
The fact that the owners of the Garfield
Mine found it convenient to pay their
miners 3 cents per bushel for a few thou
sand bushels is not to be taken as an indica
tion that the operators generally have any
disposition to grant the half cent demanded.
The mine in question is the property of N.
Holmes & Son's Bank, and is leased by J.
S. Neel, of Wood street.
When his miners went on strike they left
a boat partly filled, and Mr. Neel, having a
market for tne load, agreed to pay his men
3 cents for the 4,000 or 5,000 bushels of coal
required to load it The boat was loaded
yesterday, and the mine is again idle.
A leading operator in speaking about the
prospects for the winter said: "While I
have nothing but the friendliest feeling for
the men, and would willingly pay them 5
cents per bushel if I could afford it, if the
rest of the operators are of my mind, the
strike will continue into next spring. The
men seem to think that we will be driven to
mine in a short time, owing to a supposed
scarcity of coal down river. This is not so.
The fact is that the Southern market is over
stocked, and this is the case between Mem
phis and New Orleans. At Louisville there
is enough coal to last until February or
March, and at Cincinnati there is about two
months' supply. The action of the miners
is only driving trade from this port, and
playing into the hands of the Kanawha op
erators, who mine at 2 cents per bushel, and
give the Kentucky and Alabama mine
owners an opportunity of getting a hold in
"Now," continued this gentleman, "if the
miners had had any discretion at all, or had
given the exigencies of the case any intelli
gent consideration, they would have seen
that they conld not have chosen a worse
time than the present to prefer a demand
for better pay. The season, the markets and
the condition of trade are against them, and
yet they allow a few leaders among them to
throw them idle without giving these facts
due consideration. I must say, though,-that
all the miners do not take the view generally
accredited to them, for when the 100 men
employed at Bailey, Wilson & Co.'s Ali
qnippa Mines took a vote on the question
of striking for the half cent, 82 of them
voted for continuing at thepresent rate, and
only 18 voted for a strike."
IT WILL BE WAR TO THE KNIFE.
Rival Sllnlne Factions Preparing- to Fight
far the Supremacy.
John McBride's call for a convention of
the National Progressive Union of the five
States to meet at Indianapolis on the 18th
of December, will be fraught with graver
results than appear on the surface. The
ostensible object of the convention is the
formulation of a scale of prices for mining,
to take effect throughout the five States, but
those intimately acquainted with mining
aflairs profess to see in Mr. McBride's call,
the summoning of the entire strength of the
N. P. U. to prepare for active hostilities
against their rivals of the K. of L.
Un tbe otner nana .National Trades As
sembly 135, Knights of Labor, has issued a
call for a convention ot representatives of
miners over the whole country, irrespective
of organization, to meet at Columbus in
January, and, for some time past, extensive
preparations for a big assemblage of dele
gates have been under way. Already a
large number of delegates have been ap
pointed, and every exertion will be made by
the N. T. A. to bring forth such a gathering
of representative men as to dispose of for
ever the question of supremacy as between
the two rival organizations. A well-known
leader among the miners said yesterday that
he did not think the N. P. U. would be able
to muster more than a representation of 20,000
men at the convention, and of this number
some 200 or 300 would be the representation
from Pennsylvania. The total number of
miners in tbe country is 270,000. It is not
possible to conjecture how the contest will
be conducted or whether any good to either
union will result Irom it, but it seems clear
that as long as divisions continue to exist
between them that no general scale of
wages, going into effect over the country,
can be formulated, and that the operators
will continue to experience the same diffi
culty in treating with their miners as they
have in the past
Slnrble for the PoitoSce.
All the cut granite and marble stone
work destined for use at the new postofSce
building is now ready at the quarries. It
will be shipped as required, and used as
rapidly as the condition of the work will
SCOTTISH ME W0KK
The Palatial Chapel of Freemason's
POMP AHD CIRCUMSTANCE
Working in tha Gourgas Lodge of Per
fection. A GREAT CROWD OP MASONS PRESENT
'The "Valley of Pittsburg," Masonically
speaking, was housed ia the finest and most
complete chapel outside of Philadelphia
in the United States last evening at tbe
working of the ancient accepted Scottish
rite. The jurisdiction of the "Valley" lies
West of the Allegheny Mountains and in
cludes "Gourgas Grand Lodge of Perfec
tion," "Pennsylvania Grand College Princes
of Jerusalem," "Pittsburg Grand Chapter of
Bose-Croix de H. B. D. M.," and Pennsyl
vania Sovereign Grand Consistory S. P. E.
S. Thirty-second Degree. The meeting of
thesehonorable bodies cohstitutingthe thirty
seventh aunnal reunion continues to-day and
to-morrow, yesterday's session being mostly
devoted to viewing the exquisite chapel and
hearing the Steere & Turner new pipe organ
already fully described in these columns.
The chapel is not vet finished, but it is to
be handsomely furnished with heavy carved
material, and various memorials are prom
ised as wall decorations. The immense
moquette carpet and the costly and luxurious
rugs are all in place. The stage will not be
used in the disposal of the chapel furniture,
the organ being the only thing not on the
level. That is in the gallery. The trustees
of Freemasons' Hall are James Kerr, Jr.,
thirty-third degree, Joseph Eichbaum, thirty-third
degree, and John E. Haines, thirty-second
degree. ' Dr. William T. En
glish, thirty-second degree, is musical di
rector, and John Pritchard, thirty-second
degree, is organist
AFTEE MANY YEABS.
The formal invitation circulated among
the craft a marvel of typographical beauty,
by the way contains the following his
torical data of very general interest:
From June 16, 1852. to April L 1873, the meet
ingsofthe bodies were held in Masonic Hall.
Fifth avenue, bnt the facilities there were so
inadequate that in September. 1872, rooms
were secured and fitted up In Library build
ing, Penn avenue, where the meetings were
held from April L 1873, to October L 1889.
Tbe last meeting in Masonic Hall. Fifth ave
nue, at which tbe degrees were conferred, was
held on November 29, 1872, and now after a
period of 17 years we will again meet to confer
the degrees in Masonic Hall (now called Free
masons Hall), Fifth avenue, where the bodies
of the a. and A Rite were organized and held
their first meeting.
This meeting and the placo In which we will
assemble will awaken memories in the minds
of the older members which they alone can un
derstand and anpreclate. Signed by James J.
Buchanan, George Wilkins Guthrie, Charles C.
Baer, James Kerr, Jr. and John E. Haines,
MANY MASONS PKEFECTED.
As giving an idea of the magnitude of
the Scottish Bite proceedings of yesterday,
to-day and to-morrow, it may be said that
there are over 100 candidates for perfection
up to the thirty-second degree, many of
whom take nearly the full list of decrees.
ranging between the third degree, or Master
Mason, and the acme of ambition, Mason
ically, the thirty-second degree. This in
volves a great deal of preparation. The
work is sub-divided into sections. Yester
day afternoon and evening the following de
grees were conferred: Secret Master, fourth;
Intimate, sixth; Provost and Judge, seventh;
Intendant of the Building, eighth; Master
Elect of Nine, ninth; Knight of the Ninth
Arch, thirteenth, and Grand Elect Perfect
and Snblime Mason, fourteenth. With these
the motto: "Behold how good and pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."
The above degrees are under the head of the
"Gourgas Grand Lodge of Perfection,"
James Kerr, Jr., T. P. G. M.
OTHEE WORK IMPENDING.
At 930 o'clock this morning the work in
the "Grand Council Princes of Jerusalem"
will begin with a large number of candi
dates, there being one degree, "Knight of
the East or Sword, Sixteenth Degree."
At 130 o'clock work will Commence in
the Pittsburg Grand Chapter of Eose-Croix.
in which are two degrees. Inthe evening
and on Thursday morning consistory work
will be tbe culmination ot the sitting. In
nearly all these degrees there is considera
ble pomp and circumstance, and the local
Masons are taking extraordinary interest in
me anting on account oi tne paiauai quar
ters and finely appointed surroundings.
The chapel and cloakrooms were crowded
Oneof the jolliest of those from abroad is
Charles E. Miller, now chief clerk at the
Hotel Lafayette, Philadelphia, formerly of
the Monongahela Honse. Mr. Miller is
popular in fact that general description
suits him right down to the ground.
A feature of the services last evening was
the musical programme, which was in the
able charge ot Dr. W. T. English. He was
assisted by Mr. John Pritchard, organist,
and several picked male voices.
' TO CLARIFY THE FIRST.
Alderman Cassidy Snys Be means Business
To-Day Is tbe EtII Day tor Sinners
After Speak-Easles, Too.
That the detective business is overdone,
almost anyone will assert who has had ex
perience with the gentlemen, who with
loaded revolvers, empty heads and a certifi
cate from some detective agency throw the
light of publicity and a bull's-eye lantern
on his aflairs. Two of those Hawkshaws,
the one named Andrew Martin, of Alle
gheny, and the other holding the high
sounding title Abraham Lincoln Needs,
were taken in yesterday by Detective Bich
ard Kelley in a disreputable honse, which
the pair were threatening to "pull."
The arrival of the detectives at the Cen
tral station was the signal for considerable
merriment among those who were present
The slouch hat of one and the general air of
mystery pervading the pair were alike dark.
while the literature found in their posses
sion was decidedly questionable in charac
ter. They are both held on charges of im
personating an officer. The scheme which
they tried to work is supposed to be based
upon the recent order by Alderman Cassidy
to the proprietors and inmates of disorderly
houses to close up by to-day, and, taking
lime uy hie ivi eiuc&, me amateur ueiecuves,
armed with unbounded cheek and a com
mission from Grannan's agency, were in a
fair way to make themselves liable for a
charge of blackmail.
'Squire Cassidy was asked last night
what the cleaning ont process would result
in in the First ward to-day. He said:
"There are some 39 disorderly places in the
First ward, and ot these there are probably
five people own the property they occupy.
One woman, I believe, owns three houses on
Second avenne, but tbe others are satisfied
to get-out Over 100 unfortunate women
will be rendered homeless, but go they
"So faras tbe cleaning out process is con
cerned, I intend to go further than tbe peo
ple generally have understood. I propose
to make war on the speak-easv business.
"Will you notify the sneak-easy holders
as you have the other class of law-breakers
of your intentions?"
"No. sir. I shall make the soeak-easv
go by having my officers watch where such
a business is done and, catching the proprei
tor in the act of selling liquor without li
cense or on Sunday I shall push the cases
for all they are worth." ,
This is the position of the First ward
clarification business, and with the disor
derly houses all notified to stop business,
the amateur detectives ready ana willing to
make "arrangements" and the Aldermen
determined to clear out the speak-eaajes
within the next three weeks, as he says, the
police will have but very little business to
do around the Point for some weeks at
leswt " 2PC ; ewrV mw-w ':uraiiWlKi:
P. A. & M. TEACTI0N COMPAKT.
The New Deal on tbe Aliecheny Lobs and
Short Line They'll Bnlld a New Bridge
With Free Footways.
The name of the Pittsburg, Allegheny
and Manchester Passenger Bailway Com
pany has been changed to the Pittsburg, Al
legheny and Manchester Traction Company.
Within the next few days their attorney, F.
M. Magee, Esq., will publish an applica
tion for a charter under the new name. The
latter was adopted at a special meeting ot
the stockholders yesterday. ,
Nearly every share of stock held in the
city was represented at the meeting, which
wasneia at we Aiiegneny national Bank.
After considerable discussion about the
change of name, which was effected, a com
mittee was appointed to wait upon the
officers of the Suspension Bridge Company.
The committee will endeavor to negotiate
with the bridee company lor a satisfactory
proposition 'for the running of the com
pany's new cars over the bridge. The com
mittee was instructed to find out if the com
pany would sell the bridge and at what
figures. If they do not wish to do so then
they will be asked what arrangements they
will make to rnn cable or electric cars over
the present structure. The committee is
composed of C. L. Magee, H. M. Long and
G. B. Hill.
President Harper, of the bridge company,
has stated time and again that he would
under no conditions entertain the idea of
running other than horse cars over the
bridge. This was tbe cause of the delay of
the railway company in changing their
motive power. They have tried to make the
bridge officials see the necessity of rapid
transit on their road, bpt the latter said they
would never run the cable or electric cars
on the bridge while it was in their posses
sion. This caused the railway conmanv to
try and get possession of the bridge.
If the railway company cannot make satis
factory arrangements with the bridge com
pany tbey will build a bridge of their own
within 50 feet of the, present bridge. One of
features of the latter is that they will make
foot passage free. This, it is said, would
cripple the suspension bridge, as over halt
of its revenue is now derived from foot
After the meeting yesterday Commodore
Kountz, one of the directors and ex-President
of the company, said: "The meeting
was perfectly harmonious and there was no
friction. If the stockholders of the hri'dm
company sell at a fair price we will buy the
bridge. If not, we will 'try and make an
equitable arrangement to run traction cars
on the bridge. If the company will not
allow us to do tbis.we will build our own
bridge. This will be above the present
structure, and within 60 feet of it. We
have a charter for the bridge which was
securea sometime ago. it we are compelled
to build it our cars will have to make a
slight curve at the corner of Duquesne way
and Sixth street. One of the stipulations
in the charter is that we will charge noth
ing for foot passengers. If we build the
bridge, I would not want much stock in the
suspension company if it was selling at the
present figure. One good advantage we
would have, if we constructed the bridge, is
that we could run the cars over it as fast as
we pleased. This we could not do on the.
"The question of motor power on the road
has not been decided nor will it be until the
bridge matter is settled. This will have to
be done befor the 30th of this month as the
call for the meeting must be made before
that time. From the sentiment expressed
at the meeting to-day, I think it 'will be a
cable road. I am for a cable first, last and
all the time. I have no confidence in an
electric road for the reason that they will
not work. They are only a success on level
ground and are badly deficient on a heavy
grade. This is best explained by watching
a horse car on a level road. The only power
reqnired to move the car is starting it If
you watch the horses you will find that the
traces hang loose and the animals exert
little power to haul the car. When climb
ing a grade the horses have to pull and iris
here that they exhaust their strength. This
is the same way with an electric road.
When going up a hill the power exhausts
itself and runs down. This I got from per
sons who have made a close investigation of
"Another thing every car that is -put on
requires additional power to run it. For
instance, If you have four cars on the Toad
and put on 40 cars, it will require ten times
more power to run them. On a cable road
40 cars can be run with almost the same
power and expense as four cars. You have
noticed that on the Penn avenue line when
cars are on the cemetery erode the same
number of cars are coming down that are
going np. If three cars are ascending, the
three cars coming down will pull them up.
All over the road, the cars going
one way are pulling the , cars
going in the opposite direction. The
power is exerted in the starting of the cable.
After once being started tbe friction will do
the rest You do not have this advantage
in electricity. In the latter the power is
lost In a cable the power is husbanded.
I am pretty snre our road -nil), adopt the
cable. There will be no attempt made to
squeeze the suspension bridge people to give
us the use of their bridge. We must have
rapid transit If we cannot get the present
bridge there is nothing left to do but bnild
one of our own."
It is stated that the Sixth street bridge is
valued at $750,000:
The' Ladles Delighted.
The pleasant effect and the perfect safety
with which ladies may use the liquid fruit laxa
tive, Syrup of Pigs, under all conditions make
it their favorite remedy. Itispltasing to the
eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual in act
ing on the kidneys, liver and bowels. .
A Irfmg Felt Want.
On Saturday our store represents a scene
fairly bewildering. Customers are crowded
and pushed about in their endeavors to be
waited on, and we find it is necessary to
resort to some means to divide the big Sat
urday rushes. Starting this week, we will
hold our Thursday bargain sales of fine
clothing, and we intend to offer snch tempt
ing bargains for this day as to' make it a
complete success and ontshine even the
rushes of Saturday. Thursday, November
21, watch for it and our big ads announcing
our sale. We intend to sell fine clothing at
cost on that day. Wait for Thursday, the
bargain day at our store. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Terra Cotta Figures
Great bargains at Henry Terheyden's Jew
elry Honse, 530 Smithfield st. "svrjl
Thornton Bras., 12S Federal St., Allegheny,
10-4 cray blankets (not all wool), 89c a
pair; 98c for the $1 50 quality elsewhere.
Bradley's blankets at 80c per porfnd. See
if our competitors will meet these prices.
Special Sale Flash SacqnesI
800 fine plush sacques, $15- to $25,
values ever shown.
MWSU BOSENBATJM & CO.
Sohmer Pianos! Sohraer Pianos!
Best in the world.
J. M. Hoffmann & Co,,
537 Smithfield street
Ladies, be Wise. Get our prices be
fore purchasing nevrmarkets. jackets or
wraps, misses' cloaks, dresses or infants'
goods. Busy Bee Hive, cor.SixthandLiberty.
Don't let whisky get the best of you, but
get the best of whisky. Klein's Silver Age
rye only $1 60 per full quart For sale
everywbere. Ask for it hw
Fob travelers it is a necessity the Genu
ine Brown's Ginger, Fred. Brown. Philadel
phia, 1822. Get it at your druggists.
' , is-"THE CHINA STORE." ' . Facielsiee-9eaadcoaBs,aaByiiess)eVS M
Fine watch repairing. Lowest prices at -7, a9?fe?ffeAW 0.1 IK J
I iannfr leweirr store, no. am Kifth are. . -" -w. -- - - obsbsbbbk vi
WLJ18 GW AS GAB. 1V,';
Operators Are Net Bisposed to AHew tke
SarphH o Ko Altogether.
The sum total of petroleum production it
not falling off as rapidly as some specula
tors would like to have people believe.
Doubtless a vast amount of h. a. oil has
been worked off in the last year or so, but
there is also & vast production in prospect
Money is so cheap and prospects are so al
luring in even spotted territory that the
wildcatter is like to develop a big field any
Mr. Kimberland and others are delving
into comparatively new, but tolerably well
defined territory in Wst Virginia and there
are operators who have unbounded confi
dence that within a few weeks they will
strike it rich in Somerset county, this State.
The mistakes of the anti-Mosaic geologists
have be so many as to induct development
where science says there is no oil and a great
znanyof these unscientific people have made
lucre,atbougb, of course, but a fraction of
the entire number.
The Davis well, on tbe Steubenville pike,
is a hummer, and its production, though the
crust only is cracked, is estimated at 600 to
800 barrels a day, and tbe Arbuckleand
Aiken wells are still pntting out at a profit
A 70-barrel well was also brought in in the
old Shamburg field, near Titusville. It is
owned by George Hard and the Lo wry
brothers. This was also a condemned field,
which shows the possibility of an aftermath
that may vet restore life to Pitthdle City,
whose destruction was as complete as that of
the apocalyptic Babylon, though its insec
tivorous anatomy was too fragile to leave
any ruins on which the future New Zealand
er may speculate. It is just possible that all
the second sand in that territory was not
flooded under tbe old-time slovenly methods
wbich allowed the water to drown out the oiL
J. W. Patterson has struck a lOO-barrel
well in Beaver county.
The Forest Oil Company has decided to
ont down four more wells in the Crafton
field, one of which will be on the farm of
Fricb, the dairyman.
Ef THEIR NEW QUARTERS.
The Allegheny Board of School Controllers'
Handsome Meeting Place.
The handsome new room in the Allegheny
High School set apart for the Board of
School Controllers was used by that body
for the first time last night at their regular
monthly meeting. President Young was ia
the chair. The election of Katie E. Emp
field in the First ward, Madge Gilmore and
Margaret B. Neyman in theFifth ward and
Louisa Baumbach In the Seventh ward, was
the first business transacted.
The question on a resolution to employ
ten additional writing teachers was then
taken up. There was quite a little discus
sion on the matter and it developed that the
salaries oi the ten would amount to $5,600 a
year. A motion to indefinitely postpone ac
tion on it was unanimously carried.
The recommendation of the High School
Committee that the board formally accept
the new building from the contractors was
complied with. The Finance Committee
reported in favor of the issue of $30,000 in
bonds to clear the indebtedness on the new
building, and that the action of the board,
taken on July 2, when the same amount of
bonds were issued, be rescinded. The latter
on account of a slight error in drawing them
up. The new bonds were decided on and
tbe former action of the board was rescinded.
The bonds will bear interest at 4 per cent
and will be canceled at intervals to maturity
in 11 years. A tax amounting to J3.600 an
nually will be levied for the purpose.
MR. SW0GBR T1SD1CTI7E.
Be Wanted to PanUh His Wife for HaTiag
There was quite a, lively time ia Mayor
Pearson's office yesterday morning when
Frank Swoger was tried on charges of as
sault and battery and surety of the peace,
brought by his wife. She testified that her
husband had threatened her because she
had brought suit against a woman who kept
a disorderijrhoiue. Tfce.2ayar,heJd Bwoger
for court, when the latter remarked tharher
was sorry he had not cut his wife's head off.
On the strength of this vindictive display
of amiable intentions Mayor Pearson held
Swoger in $1,500 for court.
Pxabs' Soap secures a beautiful complexion.
IirpritiEB in Hie Liver.
When the Liver Is crowded or clotted
with a mass of Imparities, its action be
comes slow and difficult: Pleurisy,
Headache, Fain in Side, Tired Feellng
and General Weakness ensnes; result
ing; if unchecked. In
BBOKEN DOWN SYSTEMS.
When yon have these symptoms, try a
few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Pills.
Price, 25 cents. Sold byall druggists,
and prepared only fcy Fleming Bros.,
Pittsburg. Pa. .Beware of counterfeits
made in Ut. Louis.
Haver fan to cure.
SODEN MTNEBAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
BODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
the treat European remedy against aQ
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS. -
Sold byall Druggists.
Small boxes, 5c; large boxes, 50c.
FRENCH, KENDRICK & CO.
TXTE have just received dl
YV rectfrom tbe factory
an Important Invoice of r
BLUE AND WHITE
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SyBKBUeat JohsstawB TkesaefarBte.
casMon Papers Read y Artksr Kirk
and Major Phillips.
The regular meeting of the Western
Pennsylvania Engineers Society was held
last evening. Mr. J. A. Brashear presided.
Four new members were elected, Messrs.
W. G. Bell, C. H. W. Buhe, J. E. Wolf
and W. A. Cornelius. The feature of the
meeting was a paper read by Arthur Kirk
in relation to his work at Johnstown ia
blasting away the drift at the bridge. Mr.
Kirk gave a brief description ot the situ
tion in the Conemaugh Valley when he pro
ceeded there, and then detailed his opera
tions with dynamite.
The mass at the bridge, he said, by actual
measurement was 350 feet wide, extending
50eet,n.5.th,e 8tleara nd h an average
depth of 20 feet At some places in tha
middle of the stream it was over 40 feet deep.
It was so interwoven with telegraph wire
and tree roots and solidified with aandanel
gravel, as to form such a combination aa
there never was in the world before. Dyna
mite was the only thing that could remove
it, and bad that not been used it would.be
there yet Mr. Kirk concluded with an la-
teresting description of his work blasting
the drift, and also in bringing down the
walls that had been left standing of the
Eoman Catholic Church. He appended a
review of many valuable uses to wMeb.
dynamite can be pnt .
Major Phillips, who had charge of the
work of opening the channel of the river,
also gave a few features of that tasfc
Eighteen thousand two hundred pounds of
dynamite were used in alL Charges were
fired ranging from five to 400 pounds 'of
dynamite each. '
Borne Wednesday Thought.
JDB. HORNE k E0..'S
Pjttsbveo. Wednesday, November 38,BbV
Will It ever stop rafningT
It's the very best of philosophy
to accept the situation, and pro
vide against the Ills thereof.
Men, women- and children M
should he properly clothed
against tbe sudden changes, and
the damp, chilly and chilling at-'
Ton may go where yon: like to'
tee any other Underwear stock,
but come here to buy. If you do
not already know it, comparison
Ours are the superior goods,
Our prices the lowest.
Warm Gloves for. the genttemea.
You'll find all the winter kinds
Fine wool fabric Gloves of every
Bcotch wool Gloves from 60c to
Monkey and Hair Seal Gloves,
Wrists and Gauntlets that tun
water soaet It doeea't prodnce
eves suspicion of dampness
Good-end warm for tho eoldsst
Good heavy Kid Gloves, new
goods, new styles, patent clasps,
self-cord backs, best shades!
and excellent values in tha
largest assortment, sizes all the
way from 6s to 10s.
Black "Alexander" and "Napo
Gloves lor evening wear.
Coachman's Capes In perfectly
waterproof and Monkey Beaver.
Our special waterproof Lap
Cloth on both tides; underlined
Cloth on one side, rubber os
Holiday Dress Geefeat after , -
miulmr fTnurinn tlafa ka 4uf'
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advertising boaatr It lso'C So
of them reduced goods, moMlyt
at the advantage dose watchta5
of the market Sfcares.
The most notable ia stances
these walla ever held are tbe'
Fine Parle Robes aciaally &.-'
injat half price. Sesaa new oaee -to-day.
Two lots to teJktorafeeairett
W) Robes, now at Hi
164 Robes, now at 122.
And so ob go hundred of the
handsomest patters yea ever
What real magnlacenceinthe
Black Silk stock goods from the
lowest priced Sarah at 50c to
91 Groa Grain, that are proud'
and haughty for their excel,
Baffin to flgsrsoBtyourhoaV
(day purchases;- and take this
chunk of wise ; advice begin
maktett them new. Every day
sees arrivals of pretty things,
CMfol things purely orna
mental things and things for
service; everything appropriate
for tokens of friendship or affec
tion. 80 easy, and. it costs so
Uttie to sake a friesd happy.
M;-HGRNE & CE;
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