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

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pie "Wrapping Paper Manu
facturers Form a Combine
liLocal Mill Owner Approached by
Agents of the Trust.
"Users of the common grades of -wrapping
, paper may soon have the doubtful pleasure
of paying a much higher price than tney
dow do for the material in which, they
'"do-up" the packages of their various cus
tomers. For some years the price of straw and rag
wrapping has been so low that, according to
the manufacturers' story, there has been no
profit for them in either grade; in fact, some
owners of paper mills claim to have been
running at a loss. This state of affairs is,
of course, caused by excessive competition,
and many are the schemes that have been
devised to remedy matters, but, up to the
present time, all have proven futile.
The latest scheme which has been sprung
upon an unsuspecting public, is to form a
gigantic trust similar to those formed in
other branches of trade, for the purpose of
diminishing competition by securing con
trol of all the straw and rag wrapping mills
in the country.
The people back of the trust have as yet
confined their operations to the "West, but
are gradually working eastward. Agents
are out, and it is safe to say that there are
very few mills, large or small, which have
Dot been visited. While talking with a
prominent paper-stock dealer yesterday, a
reporter learned that letters explaining the
proposed trust and its methods had reached
Pittsburg, and were then in the hands of
Mr. Hugh McElroy, a local capitalist, who
is largely interested in several straw paper
mills in Ohio.
When the reporter called upon Mr. Mc
Elroy, that gentleman admitted that efforts
were being made to form a trust, and that
his partners in Ohio had been approached
by agents who wanted to make arrangements
to secure his mills. As Mr. McElroy,
through the firms with which he is con
nected, controls the greater part of the straw
wrapping trade of Pittsburg and vicinity, it
will be seen that the matter at once assumes
proportions of great interest to local con
sumers. pubposes outliked.
The letters, which were kindly shown to
the reporter, state that J. C. Bicbardson, of
the Haldeman Paper Company, Lockland,
O., and J. B. Sherwood, of Lafayette, Ind.,
were the agents, and had visited various
mills throughout Ohio in the interests of the
trust. Among others visited were those at
Coshocton and at Newark, from which
places the letters were written.
According to the Ietters,Messrs. Bichard
son and Sherwood offered to buy the mills
outright at a fair value, nr take them into
the combination, giving in return stock in
trust, or part stock and part cash, the latter
to be paid in time installments, the trnst to
have, through the present management, full
control of the property. This arrangement
would enable the combination to shut down
or start up the mills, as best suited their
convenience and profit.
The headquarters of the proposed combi
nation will likely be at Chicago, though this
is by no means certain. Just wt,.i else be
sides the agents are interested could not be
learned, but great progress has been mad-,
and in the West the trust is looked upon as
an assured fact.
Mr. McElroy did not say positively that
he would or would not enter into an agree
ment to transfer his mills to outside control,
but said that he would await further infor
mation on the subject Several other paper
dealers and one manufacturer were seen,
but, while they thought that such a combi-.
nation could be made of great benefit to the
trade, they refused to discuss the matter
It is probable that the last great effort to
form a paper trust, and its ignominious fail
ure, is still fresh in their minds. This trnst,
or combination, which was called the
Consolidated Paper Company, and which
had its headquarters in Chicago, was com
posed of a number of mills situated all over
the country. Its primary, and in fact its
only object, was to advance the price of
wrapping paper. It was formed some few
years ago, and after a short and precarious
-career, failed, pinching every member more
ior less. Some members lost thousands of
dollars, and ugly rumors of dishonesty on
.some one's part were for a time heard.
Should the present, or rather the pro
posed, trust be formed, it will be one of the
greatest in the country, as there are over
iOOO straw and rag wrapping paper mills in
the United States. These mills are of vari
ous capacities, some making 1 ton a day
and-others as high as 60 tons every 24 hours,
and millions of dollars are invested in them.
He Was Here on a S20.000 Suit Against the
' Blrmlnennm Companr.
Colonel Prank B. Eschleman, the well
known attorney of Lancaster. Pa., and one
of Adjutant General Hastings' most valua
ble assistants at Johnstown, who has been
in the city ior several days, left last even
ing for his home. The Colonel has been
"here as one of the attornevs in the case of
Henrv Durr against the Pittsburg and
Birmingham Passenger Railway Company.
The jury was out all night, and will render
their verdict this morning.
The case is an old one. Suit is a promi
nent and wealthy resident of Lancaster.
"While in this city in 1886 he alleges he
was pushed from a Birmingham car by the
condnctor. He fell on the street and had
theTieck of his thigh bone broken. This
made him a cripple, and one side of his
body is useless. Dr. "William H. Pan-'
roast, the great Philadelphia surgeon, was
There and testified to the man's injuries.
The amount of damages is filed at $20,000.
- The plaintiff's attorneys in this city are
.Xyon & Shoemaker, who assisted Colonel
' Eschleman.
i.iAnderon. Dcpny fc Co.-ratlins Down a Gas
Pipe to tbo FertrsTille Road.
Anderson, Depuy & Co., owners of the
steel works at Chartiers, are laying a gas
line to the field on the Perrysville road.
The line will be about an 18 inch and will
cross the Ohio river at Jack's run. It be-
! - gins at the horseshoe bend near the cream-
hollow. It strikes the river below the
station and will be laid .along the level
"ground on the south bank ot the Ohio. The
line will be about 5i miles long.
The Linden Club Organized.
ivArhe Linden Club, an organization of the
SEsst End. which proposes to put up a hand
Hsome clubhouse and assembly rooms on Lin
den avenue, near Meade, such as has been
iVexistence in the Bellefield district for
8veral years past, was formally organized
oand intends to apply for a charter this week.
ilMrv D, McK. Lloyd is President, Mr. Jos.
5 Ja. Cuss Vice President, ana U. A. Uhipley,
fjS.'M. U Jteill, J. JS. ecuwarcz, d. xt. ju.c
Otintock, T. A. Gillespie. A. M. Jenklu-j-on
and H. E. Collin?, Directors. Prank
JXaughlln, Jr., is Secretary and D. P. Black,
The Old BaUdlng " Peon sad Twenty
Foarrtt Street to te Extensively Co
modeled Upward of $40,800 to be
The "Westinghouse Machine Company,
Twenty-fourth street and Penn avenue,
have pulled down the larger part of their
works, and they intend to erect a substan
tial addition upon the site of the old build
ings. The new works will run from Twenty
fourth street along Penn avenue half a
square, and back to Liberty street. The
new annex, when built, will be used for a
warehouse, salesroom and machine shop.
The front of the building, facing on Penn
avenue, will be built partly of heavy stone,
and the balance of red brick. The rear of
the building will be made entirely of cor
rugated iron. The total cost of the im
provements, it is estimated, will approxi
mate $10,000.
The new warehouse will be replete with
every modern appliance for hauling and re
moving the heavy masses of iron used. The
great difficulty which has hitherto been ex
perienced in shifting the iron will be obvi
ated in this new warehouse. Two long
shafts will be run the entire length of the
apartment; stretching from one snait to the
other will be fixed a crane arrangement
This crane will be movable, and it can be
so handled that it will remove a piece of ma
chinery from and to any part of the floor. A
large space will be reserved in the ware
house for fitting up the various machines
before they are sent into the salesroom.
The machine shop will contain all the
most approved machines, bo that the com
pany will then be able to cover the whole
process of transforming iron ore into the
most intricate pieces of mechanism.
It is expected that when the new portion
of the "Westinghouse building is ready ior
occupancy it will give work for additional
Tho Administration Gets Rapped for Ita
Southern Policy.
Bishop Daniel A. Payne, of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, the senior
bishop of that organization, is in Pittsburg
on his way to Florida, and last night he
lectured in the "Wylie Avenue A. M. E.
Church on "The Only Hope of the Negro's
Future." There was a large audience,
composed almost entirely of colored people.
The bishop's idea was that the negro
should put his trust in God, ana shonld
look to Him alone ior elevation and
strength. In Africa, he said, the negro is
helpless because ot his ignorance, and in
the United States he is helpless because of
his poverty. He is not only unable to pro
tect himself, but has the misfortune to live
under a Government which is either un
willing or unable to protect him. The
venerable bishop does not appear to be
greatly enamoured of Benjamin Harrison,
and censured him for not tryine to furnish
military protection to the black men who
are being murdered in the South. The
negro had no hope of aid from any political
The bish'p declared that politicians were
untrustworthy and pqlitical parties alto
gether selfish. It was only to the Deity
that the colored man could look For actual,
aid and comfort. His service would elevate
the race, increase their moral and intellectu
al qualifications, and lift them to a higher
plane. "When the colored man is upright,
educated and courageous, no power on earth
will be able to withold from him his" rights.
Sonthslders Have to Await Heat In Can
Until All Cars Have Stoves.
Southsiders are evidently a very delicate
people. Some two weeks ago stoves were
procured for the Birmingham street cars.
The patrons had howled themselves hoarse
every year for the past decade for the heat
ers, and it almost took their breath away
when they learned the stoves had been or
dered. Their surprise was still greater, however,
when they discovered how truly considerate
the company is lor the welfare of their pa
trons. One car with a stove in was placed on
the road last week, and the second one went
on yesterday. But there is no fire in either.
A conductor said yesterday that the-company
did not allow fire in any nntil all cars
were supplied. "The inference is," said a
patron, ''that the people who ride on these
cars are delicate and must be broken in
gradually, lest they catch colds."
The stoves have all arrived and they will
be put in the cars within the next few days.
A Husband Who Was More Than Usually
The divorce case of Charles Lutz against
Sarah A. Lutz is on trial before Judge
Stowe. Lutz is a farmer and lived near
Homestead, afterward removing to Beaver.
He sned for a divorce, alleging cruelty and
abuse on the part of his wife. His testi
mony shows that their life together has been
a long series of quarrels. He claims that
she scalded him and pulled his fair and
whiskers, and otherwise abused him, com
pelling him to leave her.
Mrs. Mary O'Brien yesterday sued for a
divorce from Harry O'Brien. Mrs. O'Brien,
whose maiden name was "Williams states
that thev were married on September 12,
1880. This marriage, she asserts, is null
and void, because O'Brien had another wife
living and well at that time.
Mrs. Margaret Gabe sued for a divorce
from Joseph Gabe, alleging desertion.
Wm. Penn Council, Jr. O. U. A. DL, la laves
tlgatlog dome Charges.
Eev. George Street, pastor of the Mt
"Washington Baptist Church, preached to
the "Wm. Penn Council, Jr. O. "U. A. M.,
last Sunday week, and subsequently some
person or persons started a report that his
remarks were not palatable to the members.
Just what he said that was judged objec
tionable does not appear to have been speci
fied, but the affair has stirred up the coun
cil, and a committee has been appointed to
A member states that the sermon pleased
him very much as a whole, though he
thought Eev. Street dwelt upon the impor
tance of joining the Baptist Church to a
greater extent than he, the member, thought
necessary, but he supposes that may have
been in the line of the minister's duty, or
that he might suppose it so at least.
Ctesar A. A. Taylor Released.
Philosopher Csesar A. A. Taylor, he of
the sapient aspect, forensic acquirements
and grandiloquent verbiage, was honorably
released from immurement in the county
bastile, and bobbed np with the announce
ment that his promised lecture would
materialize in the proximitous hereafter.
He said that he had atone bound freed him
self from the sinuous entanglements of the
pottage de consomme, and was buffeting
grandly the felluysid billows of the swim, as
it were. The party allnded to was not in,
but called later.
The Greatest Team on Earth.
All the seats reserved for the Nye-Biley
entertainment at Lafayette Hall this even
ing have been sold, but an extra row will be
? laced on sale at Klebers' this morning,
'his is the heaviest advance sale for any of
the Press Club entertainments. The entire
first gallery and a portion of the first floor
space remains unreserved, however, and
plenty of good seats may be obtained this
evening for 50 cents.
Evening Entertainments.
Music makes long evenings pass quickly
and pleasantly. Violins, flutes, mandolins,
guitars, zithers, concertinas and musical
boxes are sold for less than half price at K.
Gallinger's, 1108 and 1200 Penn ave. xhsa
SRr & W
Andrew Carnegie Writes to the Coun
cils Committee Chairman,
Has Been Terj Busy, But Will Be
Here After the Holidays.
Andrew Carnegie has written a letter in
relation to the proposed library to be built
by him, to John S. Lambie, chairman of
the Uouncilmanic Committee appointed
several weeks since to confer with Mr.
Carnegie, and it was received yesterday. A
meeting of the committee was held on Fri
day last, and Mr. Lambie was instructed to
write to Mr. Carnegie and inform him that
the committee awaited his pleasure. The
letter mentioned above was in response to
Mr. Lambie's communication. "While that
gentleman is not at liberty as yet to make
the letter public, he last night told a Dis
patch reporter the substance of its con
tents. A VEBT BUST 2IA2T.
Mr. Carnegie says that his arduous duties
in connection with the entertainment of the
Pan-American Congress ana other business
have prevented him from coming to Pitts
burg. He will be here, however, he says,
soon after the holidays, and will then meet
the conncilmanic committee. He assures
Mr. Lambie that there Will then be no de
lay in pushing the matter through. Mr.
Lambie yesterday notified his fellow com
mitteemen of the receipt of the letter, in
forming them of the substance of its con
tents as given above. He thought there
would be no necessity for another meeting
of the committee before the conference with
the generous benefactor ol Pittsburg and i';
surrounding towns.
The Dispatch reporter asked Mr. Lam
bie if the committee would have any sug
gestion to make as to site-scope, etc.
"No." he replied, they will not It
would, in my opinion, be an extremely in
delicate thing for anyone to make any sug
gestions whatever to Mr. Carnegie. It is
his donation and he should be left alone to
decide all questiions appertaining to the
gifti .
"Ot course if he should ask for suggestions
the committee might have some to make,
they would be pleased to do anything possi
ble'to aid Mr. Carnegie it he requires any
assistance. But I think that he has shown
himself to be a gentleman thoroughly com
petent to make plans himself and carry
them out. "We have hereabouts many evi
dences of his ability. I hope that no one
will have the indelicacy to offer any sug
gestions in regard to the proposed library
unless they are solicited.
"In Mr. Carnegie we have a veiy great
benefactor, and the people of Pittsburg
should show their appreciation by not
hampering him in any way with unsolicited
suggestions as to what shape the benefaction
should take."
Mr. Lambie further said that he never
had had any doubt that the library would
be built riven when the question .as to the
power of the city to use public money for its
maintenance and support was under dis
cussion, and it became necessary to apply to
the Legislature for authority to make such
appropriations. Since that question was
settled by the action of the Legislature he
had been more than ever confident that the
library would be built He was asked:
""Will the prospective sale-of the Library
Hall building have any effect, one way or
another, upon Mr. Carnegie's offer ?"
"I don't think it will, as the two cases are
in no sense connected. I do not see how the
sale of the Library Hall property could
affect the other proposition, either to accel
erate its materialization or in any other
The Police Drop Upon No. 101 Wylle Avenne
nnd Unaartu Stolen Property.
Michael Gant, a young Italian employed
in a shOemaking shop at "So. 101 "Wylie
avenue, was given a hearing yesterday after
noon before Magistrate Gripp on a charge
of receiving stolen goods, entered by In
spector McAleese. Prom the testimony of
the Inspector and Sol Coulson the place has
been a resort for sneak thieves who had
clothing and small articles to dispose of.
Some men now in the workhouse for petty
thieving have acknowledged to the police
that No. 101 was one of their sale places.
"When Coulson ana Inspector McAleese
were looking through the shop for a stolen
overcoat, Gant denied that there were any
coats there, and when the officers found it at
last, he made a strong claim for it, asserting
that it belonged to him. It was identified
by a Mr. Ferguson, in whose interest the
search was being made. Gant subsequently
told different stories of how the coat came
into the store. Several other overcoats were
found there on the same visit, none of which
have been identified. Gant gave bail in the
gum of 5300 for trial at court
The Fourth Avenne Baptist Church Ladles
Will Receive To-Day.
The Ladies' Aid Socieiy of the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church has originated
many methods of raising money to help
along its charitable work, but this
afternoon and evening what the ladies think
is their best effort will be offered to their
All of yesterday they were preparing for
the forthcoming event, and as a result the
Sunday schoolroom has been transformed
into the neatest and cosiest diningroom
There will be room for all who wish
to be present. The Beception Committee is
Mrs. M. P. Hutchinson, Mrs.W.E.Lincoln,
Mrs. C. A. Porter. Mrs. Eliza Strickler and
'Mrs. Harry Berlin.
The booths of the youngs ladies' Dazaar
will represent six days of the week and those
in attendance upon them will be dressed to
represent the characters they assume. The
receipts will be used for the charitable work
of the society.
Fines Given Sontbslde Schools by the Jr.
O. U. A. BL. Nearlv Worn Out.'
The American Mechanics on the South
side, who furnished flags to the publio
schools a year ago, are very much dissatis
fied at the manner in which the flags .have
been used. Several hundred dollars were
spent forflags for the schools on that side of1H'teigrostrated by her experience
the river, and it was expected that they
would last at least two years. t
There is now scarcely a respectable flag to
be found. A prominent member of the or
der, a business man on Carson street, said
last evening:
"It is no wonder the flags are worn out
The janitors allowed them to be exposed
to all kinds of weather, stormy and other
wise. It was nevef intended that the flags
should be abused, and it is due to simple
carelessnesthat they have been."
"Do yon suppose the Mechanics will furn
ish new flags again?" ,
"Oh, yes; I believe they will. In fact, I
believe there is some talk now of doing so."
Infantry Officers Elected.
At the last regular monthly meeting of
Ithe "Washington Infantry the following out
ers were elected for 1890: President, a. j?.
Shannon; Pinancial Secretary, G. P. Wil
harm; Eecording Secretary. Victor "Weiss;
Treasurer, William Geilfnss; Directors, A.
P. Shannon, J. H. Klebaum, William Geil-fuss.
The Kxecatlve Beard of the C T. C. Accepts
Jnraes Campbell's Challenge A Com
mittee to Examine L. .. 300's Mtaates.
A special meeting of the Executive
Board of the Central Trades Council was
held last evening at the office of the Na
tional Olats Budget. The meeting was1
called to consider Messrs. Homer L. Mo
Gaw's and John Philip's expulsion from
their respective assemblies. Invitations to
be present for the purpose of making any
statements they thought proper in the prem
ises, were accorded to President James
Campbell, Master Workman Boss, and
Delegate Cambach, of L. A. 6111. The two
latter gentlemen attended.
The members of the board in attendance
were Joseph L. Evans, President; John
Ehman, Secretarv; Patrick Carr, J. A.
Young. Patrick Havey, Daniel McWill
iams and Hugh D. McGaw. Homer L. Mc
Gaw was also present and read a lengthy
statement in controversion of the charges
made against Turn before the General As
sembly of the Knights of Labor at Atlanta,
and which resulted in his expulsion. This
appears elsewhere in the columns of this pa
per. Messrs. Boss and Cambach were asked
to make any remarks they thought fit re
garding what they had heard, but both de
clined to make any statements or appear in
any light other than that reflected
from their utterances on the question
which have appeared from time to time iu
the dailv press. In the absence of Mr.
Campbell, a committee of two Knights of
Labor in good standing was appointed to
accept that gentleman's invitation to attend
at the office of L. A. 300 and examine the
minutes of the proceedings which led up to
and finally resulted in John Philips' expul
sion from the assembly. Kegarding the
charges entered by L. A. 6111 against Edi
tor Kelly it was resolved that a copy of the
charges should be forwarded to him, and
that he be summoned to appear before the
board on next Wednesday, to which day the
meeting adjourned.
Mr. Boss, when seen after the meeting,
said that an effort had been made to get him
to talk, but that he had contented himself
with mereiv corroborating his opinions op
the matter.'such as they had appeared in the
The Movement for n Non-Partlsnn W. C. T.
U. Grovrins Steadily.
The non-partisan faction of the W. C. T.
17. is about ready to call a meeting Of the
members who have withdrawn from the
union. The work of canvassing the State
for the purpose of determining the strength
of this faction is about completed, and the
leaders are surprised at finding many on
their side who have always been third party
people. The list of questions that was sent
out some time ago are being answered from
all parts of Pennsylvania.
The first question that in relation to the
approval of a non-partisan policy is re
ceiving the heartiest responses. In nearly
every case the question, "Do von expect
the W. C. T. TJ. will ever return to such a
policy?" is being answered in the negative.
An early meeting seems desirable, and re
plies have been received from many who
signify a willingness to join and work with
an organization based oipermanently non
partisan and non-sectarian principles.
The exact date ior a general meeting has
not been fixed, but it will be held as early
in January as possible. It will in all prob
ability be held in Philadelphia, and Mrs.
Harry White, of Indiana, Pa., will doubt
less be President of the meeting.
The meeting will be an important one, as
it will shape the future actions of more than
1,000 active workers in the cause of temper
ance in this State alone.
Among the latest and most prominent ad
ditions to the non-partisan faction in this
city is Miss Etta L. Clark, Secretary of the
County "Union. She has taken her stand
with the seceders since the last meeting of
County Union, and is now reported as one of
their most ardent supporters.
They Meet and Talk Privately Bat Die With
All Their Knslc iu Them.
There is a convention of nut and brtt
manufacturers at the Anderson Hotel, 16p
tabhshments being represented. Just wlat
they aro doing is one of the things tipy
don't tell, at least they didn't last nieht
Pour of them were approached.
One was affable and talked about ithe
meeting bnt didn't tell anything, two lad.
tetanus and the fourth shook his hide lite a
rhinoceros and scowled like a bull-log,
plainly intimating that to ask him for sews
was a felony withont benefit of clergy.
Under these circumstances all that can be
learned is to watch the market reports to see
whether nuts or .bolts go up or down in
Allegheny's Chief Can Use His Own Judg
ment Upon Requests for Help.
The Allegheny Eire Committee met last
night A communication was read from
Mr. Menough, the foreman of No. 10 Engine
Company, who asked that the action of
Chiet Jones in discharging the men of that
company be investigated. The matter was
laid on the table without comment
sir. Hartman offered a resolution, which
was passed unanimously, giving Chief Jones
the anthority to answer a request for an en
gine to pnt out a fire in adjoining towns
within a radius of SO or 100 miles. By this
action the Chief is allowed to use his own
judgment upon requests for help. This ac
tion was the outcome of the recent fire in
Leechburg. Such authority has never be
fore been given the Chief oi the department.
Coroner McDowell Expatiates Upon
Necessity of the Plan.
Coroner McDowell said last evening with
regard to the ordinance providing for a
river patrol boat: "I don't want anything
in the world except a good service. The
fact is that there are some bodies in the
rivers to-day, ana although they may not be
called-what you term leading citizens, there
may be iriends of theirs who lament their
"I think a patrol boat would obviate all
necessity for the employment of divers on
certain occasions, where the relatives can
afford them, and show the people that the
poor man's brother or sister, as the case
might be, is as well looked alter as Mrs.'
Sartotius' would be."
An Allcntovm Womnn Takes n Bile Ont of
the Robber's Finger.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to rob
the bouse of Albert Hempbter, in Allen-
tnnm ntinnt 9 o'clock last nipht. Mm.
with the thieves. When she went to an up
stairs room shortly alter a o'cloct she was
surprised to find the room dark. Before she
had time to make a move she felt herself
seized and a hand placed over her month.
She struggled and attempted to scream. She
succeeded.in breaking away by biting the
hand that was over her mouth. The man
was joined by another man, who aided his
c'ompanion in freeing the latter's finger from
her teeth by striking her in the face.
(Steps to Build the Lino Taken.
Another meeting of the stockholders of
the East End Passenger Bailway was held
yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms, and the sale of the property, fran
chises, etc., of the company to Mr. T. A.
Gillespie was formally effected. It is the
purpose, as already stated, to put down an
electric line along Penn avenne from East
Liberty to Wilkinsbnrg, with possibly a
loop by way of Fifth avenue extension and
Prankstown avenue to Homewood, The
work will be completed within a year.
Director Kirkpatrick Says the Bank
Will Pay Ont.
Checks Presented
to Test the
The affairs at the Lawrence Bank are rap
idly assuming tangible shape. It is pos
sible, and more than probable, that'before
the time expires for the depositors' commit
tee to go into court again to ask for a receiv
er to be appointed in Mr. McKelvey's place,
the Lawrence Bank, its liabilities and its
assets will be pnblic property. The prob
abilities are that a statement will be made
by the assignee in the course of two weeks.
There is a rumor among the knowing ones
that the statement will not be discreditable
to the bank, and consequently the creditors
can anticipate its Advent without that dread
which seemed to grip the Lawrence ville pub
lic but a few days ago. Mr. Kirkpatrick,
one of tbe'shrewdest directors, of the bank,
and himself a large ironmaster, controlling
heavy interests in the commercial world,
"The Lawrence Bank will pay every dol
lar it owes. The difference between the
liabilities and the assets are large. It will
not surprise me if the bank, after paving its
liabilities, divides quite a neat sum of
money among the stockholders. There must
be a nnmber of liabilities which I am not
aware of, if my prediction fails, and I can
not conceive how the bank could have any
heavy liabilities which are not now known
to all the directors. However, the truth
about the bank's financial standing will be
forthcoming in a day or two, and then the
depositors will be able to judge for them
selves without outside advice."
Bev. J. H. Sands, pastor of the Seventh
U. P. Church, Lawrenceviile, said that one
of the most prominent directors of the bank
hnd assured him the liabilities would not
exceed $500,000. Mr. Sands stated that he
had every right to believe the statement was
absolutely correct The same director also
remarked that the assets (and these good)
would overrun the liabilities by many
thousands of dollars. Mr. Sands under
stood the director to say that the debts of
Long & Co., and the Love Sewing Machine
Company alone, when paid, will cover more
than the assets, and the balance of the assets
will be free, and will be divided among the
The depositors' committee, to prove the
insolvency of the bank, secured three dis
honored checks yesterday, and the givers
and holders of the same; they took the
checks with the following written requisi
tion to the assignee: ""We, and each of us,
do herewith demand payment on the above
The demand, of course, was refused.
The committee allege that a refusal of pay
ment is an act of insolvency, and after the
lapse of 40 days they can force the Court to
respect their wishes and grant them e re
ceiver. The checks, with the written requi
sition, were sent on to the Auditor General
of the State, who will investigate the matter
after the expiration of 30 days.
President W. W. Xoung, of the Lawrence
Bank, appeared before Alderman O'Don
nell, of the Ninth ward, on Tuesday even
ing and waived an examination on the
charge of embezzlement preferred by
Thomas McCaffrey. The Alderman reduced
the amount of bail from $2,500 to 2,000 and
held Mr. Young to the March term of the
Criminal Court The bail- bond was signed
JilcCleane Comnanr. "Mr. Browne is a
brother taone oi the members of the firm of
J. D. Long & Co. When Mr. Young was
first arrested his bond was signed by Ira, P.
Brainard, of the Central Stockyards.
Cashier John Hoerrs hearing was set for
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but at 3
o'clock he went to Alderman O'Donnell's
office, waived examination, and gave bail
for the March term of court. His bond was
also reduced to $2,000, and was signed by
his brother-in-law, Charles T. Ahlborn, of
The creditors of Long & Co. met yester
day forenoon, but aid nothing. The com
mittee appointed to confer with the assignee
of the Lawrence Bank advised that the
creditors take no action1 until the issue re
lating to a receivership be settled. The
meeting was accordingly adjourned for one
Peter Bellamy, a shoemaker on Penn ave
nne, near Thirty-fourth street, on November
21, the flay the Lawrence Bank closed, de
posited $65 in the bank, making $200 in all
which he bad there, and sent to four of his
creditors in the East checks on that bank
aggregating $200. The checks are now
worthless, and have been retured to him
with a request for cash.
The work of taking an inventory of the
property of the Love Sewing Machine
Works, at Rochester, was begun yesterday
by the assignee. No statement of assets or
liabilities will be given out until the in
ventory and appraisement are finished.
Resolutions to Go to Congress Adopted YesQ
terday by the Convention.
The Sabbath Convention which has been
in session in this city for two days past
closed yesterday by incorporating its views
in a very clear ana able presentation in the
shape of the following declaration of prin
ciples: The fundamental idea of the Sabbath as a
civil Institution is "Test from labor." In this,
as truly as in its religious aspect, It is of divine
origin and authority, inasmuch as its necessity
is, written in the very constitution of man's be
ing. And it is the duty of the State to protect
its citizens in the unrestricted enjoyment of
their rights to the day of rest
In view of these principles we cannot bnt
view with alarm the fact that great numbers of
the citizens of this Government are, either in
part or wholly, deprived ot this divinely given
right and in many instances under the full
sanction ot law. Chief among the agencies by
-which this result has been brought about we
First The national Government In leaving
tho territory over which it has exclusive juris
diction without laws protecting the Sabbath,
and in requiringthe hundreds of thousands of
employes in the army, navy ana mall service to
continue their labors through seven days of the
Second Tho railroad corporations, with their
Sabbath trains.
Third The vast army of dealers in intoxi
cating liquors, with the open bars and open
saloons on the Sabbath.
We therefore first call upon the Congress of
the United States to enact such laws as shall
secure to the citizens of the District of Colum
bia and the Territories subject to their juris
diction full protection in the enjoyment of the
day of resb
Second, we heartily commend the Postmaster
General for snch reduction of Sabbath labor
in his department as he has already secured,
and express the hope that sustained by the
Government, he will vigorously prosecute bis
efforts in this direction nntil a complete cessa
tion of Sabbath labor in the mail service of
our government shall be secured.
Third, we earnestly request that an order be
issued at once discontinuing tho sale of postal
matters and the special delivery service on the
Fourth, wo ask from Congress and the State
Legislatures such legislation, inter-State and
otherwise, as shall prevent railroad companies
operating their roads on the Sabbath.
Fifth, we demand the strict enforcement by
our public officials of the laws upon our statute
on the Sabbath.
Lastly: That this association Indorse the peti
tion to Congress for a Sabbath, rest law.
Dolls are being sacrificed nt Harrison's.
Think of it. A kid body, bisque face and
hands, and 16 inches long, all lor 50 cents.
Others in proportion nt Harrison's Tov
Store, 123 Federal st, Allegheny, xza
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r "'mem -Mii:iiwsiTJi.
She Instil ea a Foeas to LHrary-HaH The
Talk Asset the I'emHag Sale.
The sale of the Library Hall Company's
building looks almost a certainty now, as
all efforts to meet the mortgage have ceased.
Some of the stockholders are inclined to
blame Mr. Felix B. Brunot, as they argue
that a little time given would enable mat
ters to be fixed up.
A legal gentleman said yesterday that
Mr. Brunot would .never have thought of
foreclosing the mortgage but for Mr. Charles
Clark's suggestion to that effect, and that
Mr. Clark nad since tried every means to
undo the effect of his inspiration, but with
out success.
Mr. James P. Hudson stated last night
that the library proper would find itself
obliged to seek and find new quarters conse
quent upon the sale.
Miss Macrumb, the genial Librarian,
when seen last evening, appeared to keenly
regret the fospect of such a disturbance as
would result from removal. She thought
that nothing short of a miracle would pre
vent the sale. She said she had a woman's
horror of moving, anyway. She, after some
pressure, consented to yield up for publica
tion the following original poetic effusion
which might be called either a dirge upon
the old quarters or an apostrophe to new.
"I had a dream which was not all a dream."
This favored city, girt with many hills.
And blessed by nature's richest, latest gifts.
Three forked rivers carry diamonds black
In fleets upon their bosoms. And the cas
Flashes in myriad jets, sending its gleams
Across the night from many a forge's mouth,
Coining the shekels for our citizens.
"Unconsecrated wealth," it has been called,
Because too often lavished all on self.
Forgetting that the better ends of wealth
Are to make nobler, happier, humankind.
But other brighter days are aawning here.
Already in our sister city's midst
Towers an artistic pile of granite vast,
Carnegie's tribute at Minerva's shrine.
And as I cast prophetic vision on
Through coming years, methinks I see its peer
On the near verge of Allegheny's flood.
Not far from where the industrial arts are
Yearly, beneath yon ample roof of glass.
Vulcan with piston rod and hammer strokes.
Shows Pittsburg's guests what Pittsburg's sons
can do.
Another temple rises solid stone
Adorned as Athen's Parthenon of old.
With all that is most beautiful and rare.
Wide doors admit us to the vestibule.
From thence we pais to a rotunda fair.
Cheerful and light and decked with plants and
Grouped round a fountain In the center, where
Luxurious couches win to soft repose.
Farther within the sculptured arches seen
Long vistas lined with books rare prints
And curiosities from every clime abound.
Still onward in the precincts we explore
Halls where Apollo and the "tuneful nine"
Hold revelry. Laughter and innocent mirth
Unite in bonds of human brotherhood
Both rich and poor in this great city's heart.
Utilitarian city! Waked at last
To know that mind is evermore above
Gross matter. Music, learning, art.
Crown with a glory little dreamed of now
The sons and daughters of the present race,
Who worship Mammon, more than aught be
All of Them In a Precarious State, and
They May Die.
Michael Brown, Elmer Meyers and M.
Daly, the men injured in the Greensburg
wreck, were taken yesterday to the West
Penn Hospital. All three men are in a
precarious condition, and the probabilities
are that they may die.
American Pianos Throw the European Ut
terly In the Shade.
Fifty years ago all the good pianos were
imported from Europe, but they were found
to be utterly unsuited to our American cli
mate and soon fell into disrepute. Just
compare their flimsy workmanship and ma
terial with snch splendid instruments as the
Steinway, tbe Conover, the Opera, the
Gabler, etc., and you'll smile in contempt at
the European efforts to reach our lofty Amer
ican standard. Why, the firm of H. Kleber
& Bro. have imported the most renowned
pianos from London, Paris, Berlin, Ham
burg, etc., but thev air paled before the
splendor, vigor and brilliancy of such na
tive products as the Steinway, Conover,
Opera, etc Just call at Kleber & Bro.'s,
606 Wood street, and examine their
magnificent new holiday stock, made of
every conceivable fancy wood and in all
styles of cases; listen to their exquisite tone,
learn the fact that those world-renowned
goods are fully warranted for eight years,
and can be bought at reasonable and honest
figures, and you will feel that your own best
interests demand that you first examine
these superlative instruments, and, if not
suited by them, to then iall back on the second-class
articles exposed at various other
places. The musical headquarters of Kleber
& Bro.'s overshadow all other music estab
lishments, for, in addition to having a mo
nopoly of all the first-class instruments, the
reputation of Mr. H. Kleber for unfailing
musical judgment and unflinching honesty
and reliability of dealing make that house
the favorite place in Pittsburg and Western
C. Cornets,
Specially for home and church music,
also home orchestras receive special atten
tion at Hamilton's. He will fit out com
plete at $25 00 to $50 00. Write or call
for particulars.
A Special Lot
Of men's fine overcoats just received which
are selling' at $12. They include fine chin
chillas, kerseys and beavers in many new
shades. This morning we start the sale of
them at $12. Call and see them.
P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
B. fc B.
The dress patterns of merit for Christmas
presents in nice, substantial and artistic
boxes at the black goods department,Prench
dress goods department, cashmere depart
ment, American dress goods department
$2 50, $3, 4, $4 50, $5 hnd np to $10.
Christmas bargains. Booos & Buhl.
And candelabras; 6ver 500 patterns in china,
cut glass, etc.; the prettiest decorations for
the house or table. EEiZENSTErn,
152, 154, 156 Federal St., Allegheny.
B. ifcB.
One minute to look fdr it and a minute to
read it the display ad. in this paper then
come and see the unusual bargains.
Boogs & Buhl.
Ladies Five Hundred
Pieces of fancy ribbon, all best shades and
quality, some worth 50 and 75 cents, will go
at 25 cents a yard.
Campbell & Dick.
All for the bahv reduced, prices this
week for infants' Woaks, slips, caps, etc.
Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Dress Sails.
For a good fitting dress suitor overcoat go
to Pitcairn's, 434 Wood street TTSu.
Do not buy your holiday presents until
you have seen the bargaini at Harrison's
Toy Store, 123 Federal at, Allegheny,
Dolls given away, worth from 25c to $2,
:with purchases in all departments this week.
3usy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
Cheistmas crayons at low prices at Lies'
popular gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st Cabi
nets, $1 per doz. ttsu
Silk umbrellas for holiday presents.
James H. Aikek & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Economical Gas Fires, Stoves, Ranees, fcc.
O'KeefbGas Atpliancs Co.,34Fifth av.
Gilbert & Sallivaa's Latest f arceled
Oat ib America.
The Moa-t Eoown of the Opera is That
it's Oriental.
Mr. James JL Meade, the proprietor and
manager of the "Bluebeard, Jr.," Company,
this week playing at the Opera House, is the.
partner of Mr. David Henderson in the
management of the Chicago Opera House.
The firm ,ot Henderson & Meade has ar
ranged with the American attorney for Gil
bert & Sullivan for the sole right to play
the new comio opera of those authors in this
country from Pittsburg to San Francisco.
Mr. Henderson was in this city on Mon
day, and on Tuesday, morning he departed
ior New YorK, accompanied by his Chicago
attorney, William E. Sheridan. They were
to meet Gilbert & Sullivan's attorney, Mr.
Choate, yesterday, and the contract was
then to have been signed.
Mr. Meade said last evening: "X have not
yet beard from Mr. Henderson. I look for
a telegram at any minute. There may, of
course, be some delay. We do not yet know
the name ol the new opera. The name will
be in the contract, doubtless, so that I will
know as soon as Henderson wires me. We
were, of course, given a description ot the
opera. It is to be Oriental and something
alter the style of the "Mikado." There wDl
be fine opportunity for brilliant costuming,
bnt tho nature of the costumes we do not yet
COMHTO OUT at the savot.
"The opera will be first produced at the
Savoy Theater, in London, next Saturday
evening. The right to produce it in Boston
and all New England has been secured bv
John Stetson, and the right for New York
has been obtained by Frank Sanger, mana
ger of the Broadway Theater. Aronson, I
understand, was trying to secure the right
for New York, and I suppose he confidently
expected it He will, no doubt, be greatly
disappointed to see the opera cap
tured by his rival. Aronson brought
out Gilbert & Sullivan's last opera, The
Yeoman of the Guard,' and lost heavily on
it He expected to make up on the new
one. The New York production wiU be very
soon, I suppose; sometime during this
month. It will be brought out in Boston at
about the same time.
"We will first produce it in Chicago, at
the Opera House, but our engagements
there are such that we will not be able to
bring it ont until some time in February. A
lew ot our principals have already been
selected. We- are to pay a royalty on the
firoceeds of the piece, so that we are not
ikely to lose anything on the venture.
Costumes, of course, will be expensive, as
they have always beenat'the productions in
the Chicago Opera House."
Up to 11 o'clock last night Mr. Meade had
not received any word from his partner.
When Mr. Albert Aronson was in this
city about five weeks ago he said to a re
porter for The Dispatch that he was then
negotiating for the American rights of the
new opera.but that he was doubtful whether
or not It would be a success. The score,, he
said, was at that time on its way across the
ocean, and after its arrival it would be ex
amined. If he and his brother then
thought that it promised success, the nego
tiations then in progress would be closed.
The securing ot the New York rights by
Sanger indicates either that the"Aronsons
were not satisfied with the score, or that
they were outgeneraled by Sanger.
Bkecham's Pills cure bilious and nervous ills
Pxass' Soap secures a beautiful complexion
Music Boxes.
Special fine variety from SO cts. to $200 00.
Also finest stock and variety of all kinds of
strings. Hamilton's, 91 and 93 Fifth
Economical Gas Fires, Stoves, Ranges, Sec.
O'Keefe Gas Appliance Co..34 Fifth av.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET.
THIS week.
Plush coats 38,38, 40 inch lengths, at 15 00,
&8 00. ra roup to 830 00.
Elegant Braided Flush Garments $35 to 50.
Novelties in Plush Jackets with Astrachan
Vests, Collars and Lapels.
A large purchase of French Braided Wraps,
offered under value, at 515 to 530.
Imported English Cheviot Jackets.
Stockinette Jackets m medium and
heavyweights. Blade Beaver and Di
agonal Jackets at popular prices.
We offer a large lot of extra fine Ladles'
Dress Combinations at greatly reduced prices.
160 00 Robes for 0 00. $50 00 Robes for S35 00.
25 00 Robes for $18 ua KO 00 Robes f or S15 00.
$15 00 Robes for $11 0. These are choice new
goods and a chance to save money.
Special values at our silk counter: We offer
on very close margin a large purchase of re
liable Black Silks. We name as unusual good
valnegradesattl 00, SI 25.
All Silk Sarahs Full line or colorings, at
49c, 65c, 75c, 85c
A few of many Dress Goods bargains:
40-Inch all-wool Henriettas at 60c-40-inch
all-wool Serges at 60c.
48-inch all-wonl extra fine Henriettas at 81 00.
42-Inch all-wool .French Biarretz at $1 00.
42-inch all-wool Rojal Cords at 51 00.
52-inch all-wool extra Sergo at 85c
Stripe Silks in new effects 75c
Hieh novelties In Silks, Persian effects, etc,
at fl 50 to J2 50.
Ladles H. S. Handkerchiefs at 10c 12Xe,15e,
20c, 25c all of which are special value. Also
printed borders and emoroldered Handker
chiefs In low, medlnm and fine grades.
And a foretaste of the grandeur and beauty of
our holiday stock can now be seen in our stores
and show windows.
We promise to excel all previous displays on
our opening daj Thursday, December 5. Come
and see.
InsDect the stock of
mw BEMSH 'OP m
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A New fteetloa of Vasfaiatea Coaaty Ix
cited Over1 Olt Prospects.
Oil smellers have hegiraed over into a
a new section of Washington county. They
are leasing land between Venice and Mid
way, and it is thought boring will soon
begin. Mr. A. J. McQuitty says no drill
ing is yet being done in or about Mansfield,
hut he will not be surprised to hear of its
inception at any time. Perhaps the County
Home farm may yet prove to be oQ territory
and become self supporting.
'lis a consummation devoutly to be
wished, as most people in the outlying sec
tions of the county are getting quite restive
at being taxed to support a retreat for the
tired portion 'of the inhabitants and tempo
rary sojourners, mostly the latter, of Mc
Keesport, Braddock and Sbarpsburgv
As has been urged in the case of the City
Home, at Homestead, it might be good pol
icy to sell the County Poor Farm and Day
another where land is cheaper, especially
should it prove- to be underlaid with oil
bearing rock, as seems likely to be the case.
Were poor farms further from publio cen
ters they would not prove so tempting to
bums, who treat them as they would hotels.
They are their inns where they take tfieir
ease when tired or when the weather is too
cold to keep warm in the open air without
working. The tramp's life has been a hard
one for some years, as the railway compa
nies from year to year show more inclina
tion to eject him from freight trains and the
roads in the country are getting worse in
stead ot better.
Hs Will be Here- This Afternoon and Will
Receive a Great Welcome.
General Alger, Commander-in-Cbief of
the G. A. B., will arrive in the city this
afternoon. He will be in Erie this morning
and will arrive here at 2 o'clock this after
noon. In the evening the G, A. E. of the
county will tender him a reception at Old
City Hall.
The wives and families of the .G. A. B.
members will also be present After the re
ception, a banquet will be giver, at the
Hotel Daquesne. The arrangements are in
charge of the County Executive Committee.
PnTSBTjEO, Thursday, December 5, 1S38,
Over 300 Fur Sets for the children.
This tbe stock
you have
to select
for the
little misses from.
"I'm like mamma.''
Dollies forgotten. Dishes put away. Is there)
a happier little miss in creation t
Briefly, here's what there is for them:
Misses' Muffs and Collars. ?
3(lsses fluffs and Stoles. .",
Hisses' Mnffs and Boa.
Chinchilla, Congo-Otter, Gold Beaver,
Persian Lamb, Astrachan, Silver Bearer,
Cape Seal, Krimmer, Coon, '
Black Lynx, Natural Lynx, Nutria,
Bine Coney, Gray Coney, White Coney,
Tiger, Opossum, Silver Hare.
Banging in price from JL50 to 512.00. a set
Any set separated and sold by piece, if so de
sired. Many of these goods absolutely cannot be
seen elsewhere. The values on all are excep
tional, and the assortment and stock complete.
These are in tbe center of the store.
Finer gooods for the Children, also, in the
Seal Room.
There's another item for the Children.
Just the weather
they're needing
and greater
coming on.
If you think
ot the
you will, k
find them
just right
For the foods:
Children's Colored and Black Wool Legging.
Children's Colored and Black Jersey Lefctrlns.
Children's Colored and Black Velvet Leggins,
Cbildren's Russet Leggins.
Infants' Knit Wool Leggin Drawers.
Infants' Black Jersey Leggin Drawers.
50 styles Scotch Flannels, will not shrink, for
Nightdress, Children's Dresses etc, etc.
At 30c. to 37c.
40 styles Extra Heavy Plaid and Stripe French
Excellent value, at 37Kc
20 styles Extra Heavy Ail-Wool Stripe Flan
nels, for Children's Jackets, Coats andLadies'
Excellent value, at 45c
60 styles Country Flannels best makes,
Bargains at 28 to 37c
50 styles Skirting Flannels.thebest we ever bad.
From S5c to 5250 a yard.
25 styles Elder Down Flannel, for Children's
From 60c to 80c a yard.
BOpIeces Black Stripe Silk Velvet at 75c
yard, but f ullyorth 5L25.
25 pieces 2-tone Brocade Velvet at 65c a yard,
which would actually cost now 12 to import.
One lot 21-inch Plushes, at 5L75, that are res
ular 52.25 goods.
Best quality Seal Flushes, 54 inches wide, for
Jackets. Bacqnes, Wraps, etc lowest prices
for finest quality.
New Tartan Plaids opened for this morning;
representing 12 of the most popular clans we
have ever shown, 43 inches wide, and at just the
right price. See them.
New CO-inch Suitings, English styles, at 75c;
always were 51 goods.
Red Cashmeres are all the rage. See here the
beautiful shades in Choice Ail-Wool Goods, In
price from 35c np to finest
JDS. HDRNE k Cn.,:
609-621 PENN A VENUE.
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