Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 14, 1889, Page 7, Image 7
iTEEmw8Bjm(mftyiBSA'2 B'&&Mfmmmwmmsmmmmsim Mam houks a day. The Federation of labor at Work for Shorter Working Hours. PBOSPECTS OP A GREAT STRIKE -t ' llfthe Demands of the Laborers Are Not ; Conceded Kext May Day. SIHPATHr FOE THE BALL PLATERS ftpirsstd in the Applause That Met a Eesolatioa to . Support Them. The American Federation of Labor yes terday took the first steps toward enforcing on the 1st of next May its demand for an eight-hour working day. A resolution in faTor of supporting the Brotherhood of Ball Players was received with applause and re ferred to the Committee on Boycotts. nrzcui. tzlxokuctotiis msrXTCB.1 Boston; December 13 The preliminary steps in what will be the greatest labor movement in the history of the world were taken fn the City Hall in this city to-day, nnd if the workingmen of the country sus tain the action of their representatives to the Federation of Labor Con veution.millions will demand a reduction in the hour? of labor, so that eight hours shall constitute a day's work. If their demand is not successful, the industries of the- country will be par alyzed by a strike ol huge proportions. This does not apply to any one or two branches of trade, but includes every department of labor. , The delegates representing all these varied channels of industry to-day declared in favor of demanding the adoption of an eieht-hour day. This is what the working men of the country have been waiting for; it is what their delegates were instructed to formulate. It was the chief object for the consideration of the convention. AN EXHAUSTIVE ADDEESS. The address ol the committee presenting this report was exhaustive. The committee did not feel disposed to commit all the trades to the movement. They reported that the existing conditions would not justify the hope that at this time all the crafts are preparea to successfully enforce the eight-honr system on May 1, 1890, although many of the trades are now ready and many more will be by the time specified for the inauguration of this, the greatest of industrial reforms. The scope of the great strike is contained in the following: We therefore recommend that the Executive Council shall have power to select such trade or trades from those affiliated with the Ameri can Federation cf Labor as shall, in their judg ment, be best prepared to achieve success, and that each union in the federation be requested to assess its members 10 cents per week, for as many weeks as shall be necessary to secure the short hour day, payment upon soch assess ment to commence not later than March 1, 1S9Q. That all trades affiliated with the American Federation of Labor not now working the eight-hour day, or between whom and their employers existing contracts may pre vent, . shall appoint committees to confer with their employers, and if possible, secure a reduction of the hours of labor to eight per dav, and that the Executive Committee shall appropriate for their use, if needed, such sum or sums as can be spared from the money re ceived for the trade or trades selected by the Executive Conned. ADOPTED "WITH CHEERS. When the committee's report had been read the delegates jumped to their feet and adopted it with ringing cheers. It was a moment ot intense excitement. It was de cided to send a copy of the address to the trades unions and labor organizations in England. Another feature of this day's proceedings was a red-hot debate over this resolution: Whekeas, It Is knoirn that certain employ ers of labor in the varions parts of oar caunlry are forcing their employes to sign away their rights as American citizens. Resolved, That the American Federation ot Labocdemand of the'vaxious Legislatures that they enact laws to make such methods as practiced in JSonh Adams unlawful. Anarchist Joseph A. Labadie started the fun. He objected to the resolution on the ground that it was an inlringement on the "right of private contract, and would have the tendency of appropriating private capital. If the convention wished to declare that the present holders of property had no right, he would go with them; but he did cot care to see a law passed which could be turned against the workers in the trade organizations. After an exciting de bate, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 32 to 25, with 15 absentees. 'WITH THE BBOTHEBHOOD. Great applause was raised when a resolu tion was introduced to urge all anion men to give their support to the Brother hood ot ball players, which increased when it was referred to the Committee on Labels and Boycotts. The rest of the day's work is summarized as follows: Resolutions in favor of forbid ding children under 14 to work in mills; in , favor of petitioning Congress to restore rates of wages in the Government printing office, which were reduced in 1877, and in favor of petitioning Congress to remedy defects in the alien contract labor law were adopted. The work of the convention closes to morrow. MARRIED AT 16, DIED AT 10L Tbe Remarkable Longevity of a Widow of a Veteran of 1S12. New Yobk, December .13. Certificates of death in the cases of two women who had lived to a remarkable age have jnst been filed. in the Bureau, of Vital Statistics. Mrs. Amenia Whitson died on Tuesday at the age of 101 years and 6 months, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amy Burk, Ko. 969. Madison avenue. She was born on a farm owned by her father, Caleb Saxton, near Flushing, L. L, and was only 16 years old when she was married to Jacob "Whitson, a young farmer. Her husband was a soldier in the "War of 1812. When she died she had 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchil-aren living. She retained possession ot all her faculties until two years ago. An acci dental fall on Monday, which broke her arm, hastened her death. Mrs. Jane Franklyn, colored, died at No. 124 "West Fortieth street on Monday, at the reputed age of 107 years. She was born in East Chester, her parents being "Tony" and Lydia Briggs, who had been married in Virginia. KILLED BY A BABT. A-.Toddllne Infant Fractures His Sitter's bknll With a Foker. Philadelphia, December 13. An in vestigation was held by the" Coroner in the case of Nellie Coyle, 5 yean, 1923 Binggold street, who died from.a fracture of the skull, due to a blow with a poker inflicted by her 2i-year-old brother. Mrs. Covle testified that the children were playing in the kitchen, and Nellie called to her mother that the baby had struck her. The witness found the point of tbe poker imbedded in her daughter's skull, and pulled it out. The verdict was death from a fracture of the skull. A GIAST BKELETOK. Probable Prehistoric Remains Discovered on Lonff Island. Huntington, Long Island, Decem ber 13. A laborer, named Whalen, while making an excavation for a pond, at "West Neck, discovered a hnman skeleton fully eight feet long. The skeleton was in fair sstateot preservation and is supposed to be the remains of an Indian. A BOLD FmiNGIEB He Tries to Issue 8ie.8ee.ee8 Worth of "Bonds Upon Property Worth 8175,- 000 The Stranse Case Brought to Light by Indiana Lawyers. Chicago, December 13. For two days pasttwo Indiana lawyers, Lew "Wallace, Or., and A. "W. Hatch, have been in Chicago on a secret mission. Their object was mani fested to-day when they appeared in Judge Gresham's Chambers and filed charges of a sensational character against Henry Craw ford, the well known Chicago lawyer. The accusations are that in 1885 he bought the Midland Bailwav Company, of Indiana, for J40.000 at a foreclosure sale, and within a short time thereafter originated a scheme for floating bonds for 510,000,000 upon a road, the value of whose rolling stock, right ot way and all other assets, does not exceed $175,000. Messrs. "Wallace and Hatch represent the Loan and Invest ment Company of New York, which claims to be a victim to the tune of $150,000. To substantiate their charges they said they must secure possession of the Midland company's books. This could be done only hv ex parte order for their seizure. Jdge Gresham, after a long conference, decided that notice must be given to Mr. Craw ford, who is President ot the road, before any order could be made. He is expected in Chicago to-morrow, and the case will then come up. So far as yet appears it is not seemingly shown that Mr. Crawford ever issued any bonds, and the proceedings appear in the nature ot an effort to recover $150,000 money loaned, in sufficient security and other varieties of fraud being charged. A receiver for the property is asked. SAILORS USING GUNS. Snng Harbor, Staten Island, n Tough Place for a Captain. New Yoke, December 13. The trnstees of the Sailors' Snug Harbor have employed the law firm of De Groot, Bawson & Stafford to assist the District Attorney in the prose cution of Anderson, for shooting at Captain Trask. ''"We shall do everything in our power to bring these persons to punishment," said Captain Ambrose Snow, President ot the Board of Trustees. "I un derstand that the men threaten to shoot, not only Captain Trask. hut every trustee of the Snug Harbor, it they do not secure what they call their rights. That threat will not deter us." The sentiment of the worst element of the community about the Snug Harbor is un doubtedly with the men; but the sentiment of the best part of Staten Island is as un doubtedly with Captain Trask. The Staten Islander represents this part of the public when it says: We voice the best public sentiment when we urge Captain Trask to stand at his post. This may be equivalent to an invitation to him to show himself and be gunned at occasionally. We believe that he lacks neither physical nor moral courage, and we are equally conttdent that were a man deficient in either to be placed at the head of the 'Harbor" to-day a spirit akin to mutiny would rapidly develop among the excitable sailors. Is ever before wasa strong hand needed there as mnch as it is at this moment. It is only natural that the family and friends of Governor Trask should beg him to shake the dust of the "Har bor" forever from his feet; but we shall feel that we have been greatly mistaken in tho temper of the man should he yield to their so licitations. A WIFE'S REFUSAL TO ELOPE With Another BInn Leads to a Most Hor rible Doable Tragedy. Grand Kapids, Mich., December 13. James McDonald, a farmer in the township Of Tyrone, has employed a farm hand by the name of Gilmore for years past. This morning McDonald went hunting and upon his return home was horrified to find the dead body of his wife, she having beeh strangled to death. Further investigation resulted in the finding of Gilmore's dead body in a grove nearbv with a frightful wound in the chest inflicted by an old musket. It has been rnmored that Gilmore stayed on the farm more for, regard for Mrs. Mc Donald than any other reasons. It is be lieved that Gilmore, during the absence of McDonald, tried to induce Mrs. McDonald to elope with him, and angered by her re fusal to fly from her home, first strangled her and then shot himself. ONE DEAD AND THE OTHER DYING. The Mysterious Discovery Mode In a Vacant Honae at tbe Capital. "WASHiNGTOir,Decemberl3. Two ladies engaged in house-hunting to-day went to examine the premises at No. 1205 G street, which have been vacant lor some time and in charge of a colored watchman named Mardilla. As they were abont to enter the house they detected a hotrible odor, and, without going in, informed the proprietor, who immediately had au inves tigation made, which resulted in find the dead body of a young negro, and the watchman in a dying condition. The young negro had probably been dead for three or four days. There is no solution of the mystery as yet. An autopsy will be held to-morrew. MISTAKEN FOR A DEER. The Manner "In Which Martin Cheney Met Death In Oklahoma. Gttheie, Ind. T., December 13. Martin Cheney, formerly of Kingman, Kan., was found dead on his claim, abont six miles southeast of here, to-day. He had been shot in the head with a rifle, and the body was still warm when fonnd bya deputymarshal. "When shot he was sitting on a log at the edge of a wood, and was probably mistaken for a deer, as several hunting parties were scouring the woods at that place. Dr. Cheney leaves a sister and two children in "Waco, Tex. Caaght In a Fiog. Stanford Bush, aged 21 years, a brake man on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Bail road, had his right foot badly crashed last night by having it canght in a frog and several cars passing over it. He was re moved to the "West Penn Hospital, where the foot was amputated. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED. Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed for Beady Reading. A NEW corporation, known as the Pittsburg Paving and Construction Company, has been organized, and the Governor will be asked to grant a charter on December 31. Tbe corpo rators are Edwin W. Smith, Charles S. Craw ford. W. A Schmidt, Walter D. Logan, John b. Mcintosh and George B. MotheraL The old rnmor that the Lake Erie intended to build a now passenger station On the South side was revived yesterday. Superintendent Holbrook said it was needed badly enough, but he hadn't heard that it was to be built at pres ent. Justice Holtzman, of Braddock, yester dav sent to the jail Blanche Holmes, alias An nie Swimps. She is charged by Michael Qea ney with larceny, and is held in 500 ball. Joseph Neff, of Sharpsburg, was sent to jail for a hearing, charged with felonious as sault and battery on bis wife, Mrs. Susanna Nefi. Justice Baird will hear the case. District Deputy Richabd Muse will this eveniog. in Arsenal Hall, institute Chevalier Castle No. 232 of tbe Ancient Order of Knights of the Mystic Chain. Cttt EnginekeBeown visited the Schenley Park yesterday, and found that no work was being done on the Squirrel Hill Railroad. Next Monday tbe County Commissioners will set three more clerks to work to prepare assessors' books for next year's use. Alderman Cassidat yesterday held Frank McBrido for court on the charge of embezxte menr, made by William Marsh, Mr. R. A Campbell, clerk In the Pension Office, states that np to last nl'ht there were 21,299 pensions paid. It Is expected the first car will ran over the Central Traction road on CbrictrMa moraine. , Figures Which Go to Show That Uncle Sara la Kot Wldo Awake Facts Favor ing Subsidization. In the course of an interview last even ing the Hon. Mahlon Chance, who is con nected with the American Protective Tariff Leagne in the capacity of Assistant General Scretary, mentioned some interesting figures in connection with international and South American trade. In the year 1886 the total value of the exterior commerce of Latin-America amounted to $973,000,000. Ot the J473. 000,000 of this total credited to imports only $69,000,000 came to this country, and of the $WO,000.000 exports the "United States bought $244,000,000. In 1888 United States imports irom South America carried in United States vessels amounted to $28,500, while $35,000,000 were carried In foreign bottoms. Though the commerce of the States is as great as that of all Latin-America combined, yet while the latter pays 55, 000,000 in subsidies to its ships this coun try does not expend more than $49,000. Taking the condition of trade with Brazil as an example ol how the States are dis criminated against, it may be shown as fol lows: With the exception of sugar, which is dutiable, all else imported from here is free. The States buy more from Brazil than England does, and yet Brazil buys three-fourths more from England than from the States. This is due solely to the want of communication by means of steamship lines between the respective coun tries, and until the Government sees fit to subsidize ships, commercial wealth which should be diverted to this, will continue to flow to other countries. Transportation, it is argued, must precede the actual needs of trade. If commerce will follow the flag and benefit the nation of that flag, it is necessary to first send flag. Mr. Chance argues that if $10,000,000 of the surplus were given to subsidies.or foster ing a commercial marine, the wealth which would flow into the country as a return for the investment would yield such a return as to make it the best investment ever under taken by any Government. As indicating how yonng industries or enterprises flour ish by being subsidized at their start, Mr. Chance mentioned the Illinois Central Railroad, which was at once a success, and soon had four other roads, built without any promise of subsidies, competing with it for its business. So it would be with a commercial marine. If one or two lines were subsidized as a start, their trade would .become so good as soon to bring other lines into competition with them without any subsidy. HE'S AFTER THE AGENCIES. Inspector McAleese Has Camped oa a Hot Trail. Inspector McAleese said last evening that he was going to make war on the employ ment agencies in this city. He believes that very few of them do business honestly; that they are regularly engaged in swindling those who apply to them for work. Hehas re ceived complaints from many persons who have been swindled, and would be glad to hear from others. The matter was brought forcibly to his attention by the case of C. H. "Woodward, who was arrested yesterday morning by Detective Demmell. "When the Inspector received his com plaint from Washington he began to watch the newspapers for advertisements for work men, clerks, agents, etc, looking through them for a clew to Woodward's presence in the city. What he noticed and what he learned while looking for Woodward -forcibly impressed upon his mind the crooked ness ot the manner in which the employ ment agents carry on their business. The work of making complaintswill be gin in a few days, as soon as the informa tion at the Inspector's hand is sufficient for proof. There are abont 20 such offices in Pittsburg and Allegheny. The Inspector will not admit that many of them are honest. A Little Fire Downtown. . The accidental burning of a few paper bags in the bakery of Charles Marx, at No. 210 Market street, caused an alarm of fire from box 13, at 8 o'clock last night. The little blaze was put out without the help of the firemen. The damage was inconsequen tial. Don't Fail to call early, as our complete assort ment is being rapidly broken up by early buyers, at Haedt & Hates', Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 29 Smithfield st. New building. TTS No disappointments at our house. Christmas goods delivered at the hour ap pointed. All wagons will be in use until noon Christmas. We take no order that we cannot deliver promptly. HOPPEE BEOS. & Co., - 307 Wood street. Cash or credit. tts How la ThU? $12 will buy at oar great stores to-day a stylish suit and overcoat price for the two, $12. Ton will have to pay at least $25 for the same goods at any other store. Be on hand early and get first choice. No such bargains have ever been offered by anv firm in America. P. C. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. We're In Dead Earnest With our great reduction sale of cloaks. Our entire stock of ladies' beaver, broad cloth and twill jackets has gone into this sale at two-thirds former prices. Come to day and get the best of the good things. Kaufmanns'. Photograph Albams, Screens and Frame. The largest and finest line to be found in the city, at all prices and in every style of finish. Store open every evening till 9 o'clock. Jos. Eichbaum & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. A Fact. Nothing lasts so long in the memory of, or is more appreciated by ladies orgentlemen than that which adds to their comfort and happiness. See onr Xmas presents before buying elsewhere. Cash or credit 307 Wood street. Hoppee Bbos. & Co. its . "" We Will Leave It for Yon, Ladles, To say whether our stock of long garments and newmarkets is not far ahead in style and nnahtv of that of anv other house in this xcity, and our very choicest goods will go at greatly reaucea prices to-aay. Kaufmanns' Cloak Department. Writing Desks, Portfolios. Lap Tablets. Immense variety and greatest values to be found anywhere, and at all prices from $1 60 to $250. Well worth your attention. Store open every evening until 9 o'clock. Jost Eichbaum & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. Beaollfnl Hllverwnre, From the "Rich and Costly Tea Service for the wealthy to the modest thimble for tbe poor relation. You can see a complete col lection of rare and beautiful sterling silver at Haedt & Hates'. Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 629 Smithfield st. .New Building. , TTS Me, 60c and 76c a yard during our clear ing sale for Priestley black silk warp Hen riettas, were 85c, $1 and $1 25. txssu Huous & Haoke. B-THE qofiLEGIAN'S SWEET HEART, b. romantic story by Mr. Wong: Hatska Foo, a. member or the Chinese Legation at Washing ton, and Mr. Albert Dayton, will appear in to-aaorrow's DISPATCH. WASTED, a MAELNE. iyf-5V; Strong Discussion of Commercial Union With Erastns Wiman AT THE HOME OF THOS. F. BAIABD. General James fl. Wilson Takes Part in a Presentation of the Subject, AND GBEAT ENTHUSIASM PKEYAILB. Two Hotel Protectionists m Fallea to Appearance. 3 V A good deal of significance attaches to a commercial union meeting (to discuss a Canadian alliance) in "Wilmington, Del., last evening, because of the eminence of the men who toot part in and attended it. Erastus "Wiman and Hon. Thomas F. Bayard were participants. ISPrCTAL TELIOBAM TO THIS DISPATCH.) Wilkinoton, Del., December 13. There was a notable gathering of representa tive men in Institute hall to-night, upon the occasion of a publio meeting of the Board of Trade of this city, to listen to a de bate between Erastus "Wiman, of New York, and General James - H. "Wilson, of this city. Henry G. Ganse, Vice President of the Harlan andHolltngsworth Company, presided; and the stage was filled with leading business men and poilticians. Senators Gray apd Higgins and ex Secre tary of State Bayard were among the most earnest listeners. Mr. Bayard was greeted with applanse as he stepped on the plat form, and so were the speakers. Mr. "Wimanwas introduced by Mr. Ganse, and he explained, by a large map of Can ada, which also showed the gea$ commer cial border line, just what ihe question at issne was. He also announced that the sub ject for consideration was: ""What govern mental policy on the part of the Govern ments of the United States and Canada would be best' calculated to bring abont the establishment oi the fullest and most desir able relations between the two countries?" LONG AND ENTHUSIASTIC. General "Wilson was then introduced and opened the discussion proper. He spoke for three-quarters of an hour, and was warmly greeted. Mr. Wiman then re plied. , The Hon. Benjamin Bntterwortb, of Ohio, 'and Charles Emory Smith, of Phil adelphia, who had been announced to speak, did not appear. General "Wilson took the broad ground that a commercial or customs union would not solve the problem. He declared that the law of any national growth seemed to be ac cretion, not colonization, and quoted history to prove it. The doctrine of manifest destiny has commended itself to every thoughtful student of history. It has not ceased to work for the glory of the American name, and cannot cease or be defeated of its end and aim until the American flag floa'ts over every foot of the North American continent. It is as impossible to suspend this law as it is to make the waters of the St. Iiawrence,and Lake Ontario flow back ward over the Falls of Niagara. He said in conclusion: "I do not hesitate to say that our true Solicy is to invite the British provinces in Forth America to come into the glorious Union as States and Territories, on the assurance that our Government will assume the public debt of the Dominion and of the independent provinces. This would give them every privilege and blessing they now enjoy, except such as are connected with hereditary titles, and would give them in addition the inestimable boon of free and unrestricted trade with 60,000,000 of the most enlightened, the most progressive and the most wealthy people in the world." WHAT WIMAN DWELT ON. Mr. "Wiman, in his remarks, dwelt on the great resources of Canada, the enormous growth of the commerce of the United States, the wonderful de velopment of the Northwest, the ne cessity of doing something to extend the commerce both of Canada and the United States, and the possibilities of extending the commerce of the United States through the great stretches of country to the North. He then said: . "When one recalls how great are these possibilities, and how utterly insig nificant are the impediments in the way. of this extension of trade, it wonld seem as if these United States were asleep, so little do they appear to apprehend the advantages that may come from an obliteration of the barriers that now limit their trade. This barrier con sists of a barbed wire fence 4,000 miles long, in the shape of a customs line over which one brother canhot 'trade with another brother for a bushel of potatoes without the intervention of the Government. Over this barbed wire fence is col lected the insignificant sum of $5,000,000 per year, a perfectly unnecessary taxation to the' burdens of Canada, without any compensating advantage whatever. This $5,000,000 divided among 65, 000,000 people in .the United States amounts to less than 8 cents per head. Not a loss of this amount, hut a cessation of nec essary taxation to this extent is all that is required, while the amount in question would be made up with interest by the in creased revenue of the Postoffice "Depart ment. "The plan by which it is proposed to ex tend the trade of the United States to as far North as human life can exist on the one hand, and to permit a free supply of raw material from Canada on the other, is to create a practi cal commercial union between the two countries. It is proposed that the tariff line, which now runs athwart the continent, should be lifted up, and, being made of uni form height, placed entirely around the continent; that the duties collected in Montreal and Quebec shall be precisely the same as those collected in New York and Boston; that the political separation shall be just as complete as' it is now, but that the com merce of the two countries shall be one." BURNED TO A CEISP. A Utile Girl's Terrlblo Dentil Before Her Frantic mother's Eyes. ISPBCtU. ITXIOBA1C TO TBS MSPATCB. ' Chaelotte, N. O., December 13. News of a most horrible death is to-night reported fromBurke county. The little 9-year-old daughter of -John Christenberry was burned to death to-day, at her father's home and before, her mother's eves. The little girl was the only child of th'e family, and she was left alone in a room by a crackling fire. Her father was at his work in the field, and ihe mother had left the house for a kw minutes. On hearing the pitiful screams, she ran into the room where a most ghastly sight met her eyes. Sparks from the fireplace had set the clothing of the little girl to bnrning. . Such headway had it made that she had fainted with trying to open the door, and had fallen on the floor, and lay there bnrning to a crisp. The mother made frantic efforts to save her child, but to no avail. Her clothiriitf however, took fire, and she was burned so badly that she will also die, and the house caught fire also and was burned to ashes. They Deny Watchorn's Statement. A letter yas received from the Corey Gas Coal Company yesterday denying that their miners ara on strike at the Buffalo mines. The men there posted up a notice that Secre tary Watchoru's statement was untrue. FrankH. Converse Dead. Maliien, Mass., December 13. Frank H. Converse, story writer for Youno'PeonU and other youth's publications, dead. - I BIG-MEN'ATTENDED rT" i . . i- i - i i i i .Hi- i- TT- - . -. a . . - .. TT1 I Ml BODTHBIDE 6TIEEED UP. AGBEED TO DISAGREE. " The Arrival of no Ecclesiastic Excites Mltappreheniloam. Quite a stir was created on the Southside yesterday afternoon, by the report that a Catholic missipnary had arrived in the city, under Instructions from Pope Leo, for the purpose of collecting information in regard to the publio schools in Pittsburg. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon a clerical looking gentleman mounted a Birmingham street car, and on tbe wa y to the Southside, he struck up a conversation with another passenger. The latter is authority for the statement that the stranger said he was a missionary that he came here irom Canada and that he is trayling through America Pnt-la-aM-foathering up" data on V"0 subjects and '.matters of nationaV.imPorta'bce. "ine.Jree, manner ini wnicn ne aiscussea the public school question is what gave rise to the supposition that he was investigating it He said he bad beard a great deal about the schools here and fie wanted to know more of tbem. He referred to the proposed annexation1 of Canada to the United States and rather favored Mr. Wi man's scheme. When the car reached the Southside he inquired for the Passion is t Father's Monastery, located above Pius street, and being directed to it, he left the car at South Twefth street. The persons who heard the conversation imagined that thl missionary had been sent here by the Pope and must have thought that he was going to walk right away with the country. Last night nearly everybody on the Southside was talking about the matter and regarded it as a new move against pnblic schools. The gentleman who had the conversation with the stranger on the street cirsoid: "He acted very mysteriously and evaded every question I asked him, but he was very free to introduce topics himself. He was very inquisitive and I concluded at once that he was here on some important mission." A feature that seemed to indicate that the visitor was a person of some prominence oc curred during the course of the reporter's in vestigation of the matter. When the latter called on Father Bernard last night and in quired if he heard of a missionary being in the city, the reverend gentleman said: "A missionary called here this afternoon, and asked to be directed to the monastery. X do not know who he was, and I was not at home at the time." A call was next made at the monastery. The Superior treated the matter as a sort of a joke. He said that Father J. C. Casey, of Pembrooke, Canada, arrived last e vening.but he denied that the visit was of any impor tance. He said Father Casey is in poor cir cumstances, and is. traveling for his own benefit. Very Serlons Indeed. Henry Bell, who was sued before Alder man Burns a few days since, and committed to jail on a charge of slight importance, has had three other more serious charges n tered against him by Charles Wilson. The bailor Bell was increased to 51,500 for a hearing Monday night. A Serlons Oflense. Charles Sehuetzki, a Pole, who has been in this country only three weeks, was ar rested last night by Constable Packer, charged with committing a serious offense. Mr. Kirchceaier is the prosecutor. The de fendant was J locked up for a hearing on Monday before Alderman Porter. . Coursed With Being; Light Fingered. Blanch Holmes, alias Annie Swimps, was committed o jail yesterday for conrt by 'Squire Hoxzman, of Braddock, on a charge of larceny yrererred by Michael Geary. Bitter FncllltlcsTo-Daj. During tie holiday rush the main aisles in our retal stores will be cleared as far as possible of (11 obstructions. All aisle coun ters are not out of the way, and the daily throng of jbuyers can make their way through al parts of this store with more comfort a 1 satisfaction. Extra help in every dep rtment until Christmas will in sure prom ; attention to all our patrons and friends.- - We are Well organized also for prompt delivervfof Igoods hourly from 8 A. m. to 7 p. m. every day. I Jos. Hoene & Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. Thj Weather, May be Rather Mild ( Just at present, but winter's icy blasts will begin U assert themselves before many days. Take the hint and (attend Kaufmanns' big reduction sale of men's fine cape overcoats and ulsters to-day. ' Prices range from (3 0 up. First-class garments at $7 50 and (10; beauties a12; dandies at $15; superlatives at $18. Kaufmanns. Silver NoToltiei. Presents for men a specialty. You can hardly fail to find what you wish from our very large assortment. Call early goods going rapidly, at Habdy & Hayes', Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 529 Smithfield st. New building. TTS Xmas Gifts. Probably the most suitable article for a Xmas present, something that will -be more appreciated, can be found in our warerooms. They say "a thing of beauty is a joy for ever." If so, come and see the beautiful line of holiday goods we have to offer, and if you wish to bestow a "joy forever," make a selection.cash or credit, 307 Wood street. tts Hoppee Beos. & Co. Photograph Albums, Screens and Frames. The largest and finest line to be fonnd in the city, at all prices and in every style of finish. Store open every evening till 9 o'clock. Jos. Eichbaum & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. A Veritable Bee Hive. That's what Kaufmanns' grand cloak par lors will look like to-day. With greater bargains, handsomer styles, more room and better facilities than ever, to-day will be a red-letterday in the truly eventful history of Kaufmanns' cloak department. Diamond Finger Rings, Diamond Earrings, Lace pins, fancy Soman gold pins, lockets, cuff buttons, 'etc., at very low price:. Jas. McKee, 42P Smithfield st, 1 door below Diamond st. Storeopen every evening until after Christmas. Choice silk plush rockers, the largest as sortment in the city. Cash or credit. tts Hoppee Beos. & Co., 307 Wood street. Dressing Cases, Manicure Sets. Etc, In plush and leather boxes, fitted with c"ellu loid, oxidized silver, quadruple plate and sterling silver fittings. Prices from SI 50 to $75 per set. The only store where all kinds and prices can be compared. Open every evening until 9 o'clock. Jos. Eichbaum & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. Diamond Pendants That dazzle and bewilder with their rarely beautiful brilliancy. Don't fail to call and see them at HABB-r & Hates', Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 529 PmithfielU st. New Building. v ... ,J '3 ' ms pWATTEND our holiday and clearing sale for bargains and holiday presents. ttssu Hugus & Hacke. Novelties in silk and linen initial hand kerchiefs. James H. Aiken & Co., 100J?ifthave -BESSIE BRAMBLE In to morrow's DISPATCH discourses on tho profit of writingr for glory and talks about Louisa Alo'ott's early struggles. MrHlonalre Waddlagham Tells How Be and His Wire Separated Ha Contradicts Many Stories That Had Beea Told Abont Him "of Late. ISrXCIAL TEtEORJLM TO TUX PISrATCH.l New Haven, Conn., December 13. Wilson Waddingham, the "millionaire cat tle king, last evening arrived at the palace built by him in West Haven, several years ago, and now occupied by Major Barrow, his bosom friend. This morning he was in terviewed with regard to the mysteries which have been printed regarding the di vorce suit brought against him by his wife. "There is no dispute or ill feeling be tween Mrs. Waddingham and myself," said he. "There is a grievance which dates back 20 years or more, a grievance which is between Mrs. Waddingham and myself, and we are the only persons on earth who know of it. Mrs. waddingham and myself are as affectionate to-day, when we meet, as we ever were, and she will tell you that I have been a kind husband, and a kind father alsov. Upstairs in my library, some years ago, she came to me one day and said: " 'Wilson, I think it is better that we sepa rate. You are first here, now therrf, in Europe, in the West everywhere and any where. We will separate and I will go to Illinois.'" Regarding his early career, of which much has been printed, Mr. Waddingham said:" I cannot boast about what I have done, but I can say that I can read and write, and never engaged in mining in the black Hills, nor was the minister who married Mrs. Waddingham and me paid for his ser vices with a barrel of cider. I was a rich man when Lincoln was assassin ated. I don't recall the date of that event, but X was considered rich then. I am a Canadian by birth, and was educated at Queens College, but did not graduate. Both Mrs. Waddingham and myself were members of well-to-do families. SNAPPER GAEEISON'S PLAKS. He Is Going to England to Take the Late Jockey Archer's Place. rsrXCIAI. TSLEOBJLM TO Tin DlBtXTCB. New Yobk, December 13. "Snapper" Garrison, the crack American jockey, who has piloted August Belmont's Ben Ali, Haggins' and the Dwyer Brothers' famous racers to victory in many a memorable con test, is going to England to show the Brit ishers how to ride, and if possible to take the place of the late Jockey Archer in the saddle. He sails Wednesday next. "I am going to England, he said to-day, "but I don't want you to publish anything about it until I am gone. Besides, it might interfere with my plans. You see, I have been riding a hard race all summer, and I want a bit of a rest. When I'm off and well in the stretch I mean on the ocean you can write all you want abont me, but please don't publish anything in advance. "I am very well off, and have been very fortunate in all my speculations. You might say that Mr. Belmont was always pleased with my riding. You know he gave me a very handsome watch in appreciation of my services while wearing the scarlet and maroon during the past season. So all this talk about my having trouble with Mr. Belmont over the Baceland-Kingston talk is all nonsense." . CONFESSED HIS CBIME, Bat Was Confident That His Fatnre Pros pects Were Bright. Baton Eouge. La, December 13. Thomas Spooner, a young negro 21 years old, was execnted at Port Allen, West Baton Bouge Parish to-day, for the murder of Seth Swearingen, a white man, on Nelson' plantation on tne night of October 13, 1888. Spooner, after the murder, fled, bnt was captured last May and returned to the scene of the crime. After conviction Spooner's case was appealed to the Supreme Court, but the verdict of the jury was affirmed, and the Governor signed the death warrant November 15, fixing thesexecution for to-day. The condemned man rested well last night. He arose early this morning, dressed him self in his burial suit, and took a cup of coffee. He was attended in his last moments by Bev. William Pelton, of the Baptist Church, who prayed with him. Spooner walked to the scaffold saying: "I am going to the graveyard." On mounting the scaffold he advised those within hearing at some length "that he"was going to glory, and was ready to go." He con fessed his crime and expressed sorrow at the commission. At 12-20 the drop fell and 16 minutes later he was pronounced dead from strangulation. WESLEIAN UNIYBESITX ENDOWED. Dr. Daniel Ayers Makes a Gift of 8250,000 to the Institution. SrECIAI. TEDXOOAM TO TUB DISrATCB.l New Yobk, Decemter 13. At the an nual dinner of the Wesleyan Univer sity Club this evening Judge Bey nolds, of Brooklyn, President of tbe Board of Trustees, brought down the house with the announcement that Dr. Daniel Ayers, of Brooklyn, had a few hours before, paid over to the trnstees the Bum of 5250,000 as an endowment fund for the Universitv. Dr. Ayers, although not a graduate of the college, recentlygave it $50,000 to establish a Chair of Biology, and he has also given it other considerable sums. His title of Doctor of Laws he owes to the university. Judge Beynolds' announcement was re ceived with the Wesleyan cheer, and a reso lution of thanks to Dr. Ayers was unani mously passed amid more cheering. The newly elected President of the college, Bradford Raymond added to the enthnsiam by the declaration that the trustees had resolved to add $250,000 to Dr. Avers' gift, and that $60,000 of the amount was already raised. A REGULAR HOODOO HOUSE. Dockstader's Theater Forced to Give Up Any Attempt at knowing. SPECIAL TJXEGBJLK TO THZ DISPATCH. New Yobk, December 13. There was no show at Dockstader's last night. Tbe company was on hand to go on, but so few persons paid for seats to see the performance that Manager Tobin,after consultation with the minstrels, decided to refund the money and close tbe theater. "I've been in the show business 25 years," said Mr. Tobin atterward, "but I never saw such a 'frost' as this. This is a regular hoodoo houso, anyhow." KILRAIN'S CASE CALLED. Doth Sides Announce That They Are Beady for the Trial. Puevis, Miss., December 13. The Kil rain case was called to-day, and both sides announced themselves ready for trial. Ten jurors were obtained, the list of talesmen was exhausted and court adjourned until to-morrow. Captain John Fitzpatrick and other wit nesses for the State are present. Three Killed by Falling Rock. IeonMountain, Mich., December 13. W. Leach, Gus Erikson and August Nag nusson were buried nnder falling rock in the Chapin mine this morning. Leach was taken out alive, the others dead. This evening a second tall occurred, in which a miner named E. Parmenter was killed. Hit Him With a Brick. Patrick Flannery. ofSoho street, made an Information before Alderman Jones yester day charging Patrick Cooneywith assault and battery. It is alleged by Flannery that Cooney struck him in the face with a brick, breaking his nose. He was arretted J and gave $300 bail for a toatisg to-day. TIE FLINT GLASS TKABI. The New Scale Being Considered If o Vital Points at Issae. The Associated Flint Glass Manufacturers have been conferring for the past few days on the question of next year's scale. So far no Intimation has been received from the American Flint Glass Workers' Union by the manufacturers as to changes in the scale of prices in vogue, nor has notice been sent to the manufacturers by the nnion of pro posed changes from their side. Should any alteration in the scale be desired bv either 5 workers or owners, notice should be given to-day, or at latest by Monday, in order to .allow of a discussion and decision on the new scale previous to the expiration of that existing, which terminates on the 1st of January. There are no vital points in dispute be tween the respective representatives of money capital and the capital supplied by labor, and it is thought that a harmonious agreement will result as regards those points abont which some differences exist. Should, however, anything be proposed by the capi talists to which the workers cannot agree, the present scale will continue in operation until the 1st of next May, when the matter will have been disposed, of one way or another. A manufacturer, speaking yesterday of the ontlook for the year, said that the trade in the tableware and pressed ware branches was very dull. This was due chiefly io the scheme, or gift houses, which bought very largely at the opening of tbe fire in the expectation of a combination among factory owners ensuing, which would have shut tbem out from bargaining with individual firms, and who, having suffi ciently stocked themselves, were content to wait to see what the future would bring forth. The large amount of goods purchased by these houses interfered with the trade of the jobbers, to whom the manufacturers looked for the bulk of their business. Efforts have been made to arrive at an understanding between the varions firms as to concerted action tor mutual benefit, bnt in this trade, as in others, there are those who seem to think that they can pursue their business to better advantage while unshack led by association rules. Some of the factories are working but half time, and the condi tion of trade shows no signs of improvement. This, however, will not enter as a factor into an agreement upon a scale of prices for next year. OFFICERS WERE ELECTED. The Woman's Auxiliary of tbe P. K. Chnrch Missions In Session. At the afternoon session yesterday of the annual meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Pittsburg and Allegheny dioceses of the Episcopal Church, the most important feature was the election of officers for the ensuing year. Those elected were: President, Mrs. Ormsby Phillips; First Vice President, Mrs. M. Bvllsbv; Second Vice Presi dent, Miss Frances Davls;Recording Secretary, Mrs. Tschndi: Corresponding Secretary, Mrs, Jeannette Rogers; Treasurer, Mrs. John O. Blemmons. Six hundred dollars was appropriated for the general work of the Women's Auxiliary in the dioceses, etc A short discussion en sued as to the formation of a junior branch of the Auxiliary to be composed of boys and girls, and Mrs. Soule, of tbe East End, was appointed to take charge of that work, and receive any communication regarding the matter. A church periodical club was formed for the receiving of contributions of reading matter and the distribution among the clergy, etc. Mrs. Taylor was selected to take charge of the work. Bracing Dp tbe Orsaolzatioo. Five prominent labor leaders of Pitts burg will hold a big mass meeting in Tur ner Hall, McKeesport, to-morrow week for the purpose ofj reviving labor union senti ment with a view of bringing together again the extinct organizations. An Etna Speak-Easy. Justice Elsesser, of Etna, yesterday com mitted Margaret Wilson to jail, in default of $1,000 bail; for court, on charges ot sell ing liquor to minors and without license, preferred by Joseph C. Williams. Injared at the Westing-home Works. William Santon and Theodore Shaunder, of the Westinghouse works, and Bndolph Trobert, a tinner, were taken to the Homeo pathic Hospital yesterday with crushed hands, injured while at work. Now Is the Time To make your selection of a piano or organ, while our stock is yet complete. A more magnificent array ot beautiful instruments is not to be found in the oity. We have pianosand organs at prices and terms within the reach of all. The great Kranich & Bach, the Stultz & Bauer and Jas. M. Starr pianos. The incomparable Miller & Packard Organs, to be found only at this establishment. Come and see for yonrselt. LECHNES & SCnOENBEBGEK, 69 Fifth ave. How Is ThU? $12 will buy at our great stores to-day a stylish suit and overcoat price for the two, $12. Yon will have to pay at least $25 for the same goods at any other store. Be on hand early and get first choice. No such bargains have ever been offered by any firm in America. , P. C. C. C, Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp- the new Court House. Those Fine Parisian Newmarkets Which Kaufmanns' imported several weeks ago, and which have since had a very lively Bale (-the most fashionably dressed ladies of Pittsburg being the buyers), will be closed out to-day at two-thirds former prices. Those that were $27 will be $18 to-day. while those that cost $24 have been reduced to $16. Kaufmanns. Christmas In Gent's F'nrniihlngs. Smoking jackets, dressing gowns, bath robes, seal caps, fur gloves, handkerchiefs, mufflers, suspenders, neckwear, fine shirts, underwear, hosiery, gloves, jewelry, toilet cases, night shirts, canes, umbrellas, mac intoshes, etc., etc. Jos. Hoene & Co's Penn Avenne Stores. Over One Hundred New and dainty styles in Stick Pins can he seen at Habdy & Hates', Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 629 Smithfield st. NewHuilding. tts Holiday Goods. Such an elegant assortment of bookcases, easy chairs for gents, silk plush rockers for ladies, chiffoniers, writing desks, fancy clocks, statuary and cashanti ware, at Hopper Bros. & Co.'s stores, 307 Wood street. Cash or credit tts Something handsome in Peau de Soie colored silk; a 35-piece lot, regular $3 CO quality, at $2 a yard. TTSSU HUOU3 & HACEE. Pocketbooks, Card Cases. Letter Cases, In calf, morocco. Bussia leather and seal skin, at all prices, from plain io finest, with or without sterling silver mountings. No as sortment to be fonnd equal to ours. Store open till 9 o'clock every evening. Jos. Eichbaum & Co., 48 Fifth avenue. A bargain 50c, 60o and 76o a yard for Priestley's black silk warp Henriettas, were 85c, $1 and $125. TTSSU HUOUS SB HACKE. Novelties in embroidered night shirts. James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave. 0A "WORLD OIT WHEELS Jenks, In to-morrow's DISPATCH, deeoribeean Invention which Is to revolutionize looftl transportation. BMff6WEMst.1 How a Color Bearer Defended His Begiment's Colors Till He Died. TAKEIT FB0H HIM BY THE EHEMY. Who, Kovr That Jefferson. DaTia Is Tea Wishes to Return the Flag HELD SO DEAR BI THAT DIIK6 MA1T, Tbe Eijhti Hew Tork Resident Offered a Belle fry Its Captor. Lieutenant Saunders, of a Florida Con federate regiment, offers to return a battle, flag he captured during the battle of Seven Pines from a brave color bearer who begged for it with his dying breath. Lieutenant Saunders' description of that memorable battle is vivid. isrzci-ix nusaui to tux sisrATcn.1 Palatka, FrA., December 13. Tha battle flag of the Eighth New YorkBegi ment. General Han Sickles, is in the posses- ' sion of Lieutenant 6. W. Saunders, of this city, who served in Company I, Second Florida Beglment, under command of Cap tain Brevard, ot Tallahassee. The flag was captured before Blchmond, at the battle of Seven Pines by Lieutenant, Saunders himself, who, to day showed it to The Dispatch corres pondent. It contains two black spots, designating that no quarter was shown Confederate soldiers. It also contains 13 bullet holes, nine of which were made tin it by Lieutenant Saunders. The particulars lkof the capture are thus given by Lieutenant Saun ders: "We started in abont 1 p. 5L, having sent out our skirmishers at 12. Colonel Perry said: 'Boys, the password is "Home and Firesides." We passed through tbe swamp a mile ana a half and came to the clearing of a small field, when Colonel HcCall said: "Hold, boys, there's the enemy." The enemy raised up and said: 'Come on, boys, .it is not the enemy; it is friends.' Colonel 'McCall said: 'Forward, Second Florida. Two seconds after and the enemy poured a volley into our lines. TEBBIBIiE SIiAUGHTEBS. "Out of 13 Captains 11 were killed. Colonel McCall fell with two bullets in his head, and I took him from the field. The great and noble voice ot Colonel E. A. Per ry, afterward Governor of Florida, was then heard above the din of battie as he shouted: 'Arise, and charge them, Second Florida! We charged them across the re doubt, and as they turned their grape and canister upon uswe retreated. We charged ihem the second time, and we again re treated. Col. Perry again shouted, 'Charge tbem again, boys, and do not fall down upon your faces when we get under the re doubt; and then when you see a man with, his head above the breastwork, shoot him. "Sixteen men were killed at tbe month of one gun. Hearing the battery limber up, he shouted: 'Bise, Second Florida, and through the gap!' Colonel Perry was the first man through, running his sword through the first horse of the caissons as his company was skilled in the artillery drill, he ordered his men to wheel the guns on the enemy and fire. We held the fort and all its appurtenances. BRAVE TO THE DEATH. '1 then came upon the color bearer of the Eighth New York, as he lay upon the ground, shot and dying. As I approached him, with drawn sword, he said: 'Wonld you harm a dying man?' I threw" aside my sword, and lifting his head, gave him a dnnk of water from my canteen. He then said: 'You want this flag, take it, but let me hold the staff.' I allowed him to keep the latter, which he held tightly clasped across his breast until he died." Lieutenant Saunders expressed great ad , miration for the gallantry of the color bearer x ot the Eighth New York, and said he died like a true soldier. The flag is now in Saunders' possession. He says that he has had it for 26 years, but on the day Jefferson Davis was buried he decided to return tbe flag to its former owners. If the survivors -of the Eighth. New York Begiment will notify Lieutenant Saunders at Palatka, Fla., the flag which they fought under at the battle ot Seven Pines will be returned to them. THEEE WAS A EITAL ATTEACTI0K. Hovr a Coon Hant Suddenly Broke Up as) Alabama Funeral. WxaMnjrton Ton.1 "While I was provost marshal in the Sel ma district, in '66," said Colonel D. C. Lay ton the other evening. "I was frequently ' called on to officiate at colored funerals. One day a negro came to me and said his baby had died and the funeral was to be) that afternoon. Would I come and deliver the sermon. X always made it a rule to grant these requests if possible. So I went at the stated time. The funeral was very simple. Tbe father shouldered the little coffin and started for tbe burying-ground. A couple of men followed 'behind with spades, and'then came the women and tho rest of the procession. Arriving at the place tbe grave was dug and the coffin lowered in. Then I started to read the Episcopal burial service. I had made a little progress when I heard a dog barking across the field and noticed an uneasy feeling in the edge of the crowd. In a minute several darkies sneaked from the outskirts and made over toward the barking. Before I had read a dozen lines more there wasa general exo dus and only the grave-digger and 'myself remained. " 'What does this mean?' I asked. " 'Marse Layton, dat dawg done treed sv coon,' said he apologetically, 'an'dese ye folks des had ter go. Nuffin hoi 'em. "I closed the serviee right there, and went over to the tree myself." "Did they get the coon?" "Well, they did, and then wanted me ta go on with the services, but I drew the line right there." m - - r The Lone Highwayman Araln. Aubukn, Cai, December 13. The Forest Hill stage was stopped by a masked' highwayman yesterday. He opened the ex press box but found no coin. Then ha opened the mail bags. It is not known ' how mnch he secured. The robber has not yet been apprehended. , Mm. Campbell Is Convalescent. Cincinnati, December 13. A telephone message from Hamilton, O., says that at 1C p. si. the Dbvsician in charge of Mrs. James E. Campbell reported that hia'. patient was resting easier, and was cieariy. convalescent. Fatal Ezslosloa la a Mine. Madrid, December 13. There has beets an explosion in the Belmez mines. Fifteen 'J in'ured persons have been brought to the mouth of the nit. The number of dead is . unknown, but it is thought to be large. Easily Enongh Accomplished. Somervllle Jonrnsl.l An amateur hunter doesn't have tobe s',J very good shot to blow all the fingers off hia V good right hand. A BABE OPPORTUNITY. Wanted, by January I. a first-class man witsfl store loondrv mil machine shoD. to take roll charge, sell tbe goods, etc.; or will rent ttai ' above, including flasks, patterns, euu, on rea-M soaaDjQ terms. Jrarues now mtexBsteu oatsj otner easiness. Situated on main line or f.i.JS,T; Call on or address m NEWPOBT STOVE CO., J U941-V lBliyut, m i n - V tidd iLh 'i.