Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 24, 1889, Image 1

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The Dispatch greets tens of thou
sand! every day in the week. Its
readers keep up with the procession
of events the nde world over.
Win find the offerings of the most
prominent merchants In the columns
of Thb dispatch. Investors should
peruse the classified advertising page.
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Mrs. Paul Budert Mnrdejed
last H igM by Thieves. .
That Has Thrown the Village Into a
Very Wild Fever. -
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Quick Justice Probable if the Perpetrators
th ' Are Captured.
'he little town of Taretum was the scene
of a murder last night Mrs. Paul Budert
was the victim. As her husband's jewelry
store was being closed three robbers broke a
pane of glass in the window. They helped
themselves to a half pect of jewelry and
watches. Mrs. Budert surprised them, and
one oi mem snot ner. v iguuuix: vuiuuutwca
are scouring the country in search of the
trio. Lynching is threatened if they are
Tabektosi, December 21. Tarentnm is
in a wild state of excitement to-night. Few
people fn the town are asleep. The male
population are out scouring the country
with guns, looting forthemurderersof Mrs.
tPaul Budert, wife of one of the prominent
, , merchants of this place. If he is found he
will not be given any trial, bnt will be
lynched from the nearest telegraph pole.
The murder occurred a few minutes past
10 o'clock. Mrs. Budert was in her hus
band's store on Main street. Her husband
was in the back part of the store, and two
clerks were preparing to close np. Three
men were seen outside the window of the
store, looking in at the jewelry. Suddenly
""' there was a crash of glass, and the large
store window was broken,
", v Mrs. Budert rushed to the front of the
'" '"store, and pushing aside the curtains
between the store and the window,
' looked out. As she thrust her
Ihead through the curtain she looked
into the muzzle of a revolver. Be-
" 5fore she could withdraw her head there was
a report, and she fell back into
the store, lifeless. Her husband and
the two clerks rushed out to
tne street. The former took time
to grab his revolver. He saw three men
running down the street to the river, and
discharged his pistol at them. He fired two
shots. Two of the fleeing men turned and
shot at the merchant The latter returned
tsjjsssfnii firn T ""J I ----"- f..-.- y of
them. -
At this hour, 1 A. M., large crowds of ex
cited men are parading the streets of the
town and vicinity. Every one of them is
armed and all look determined. One man
has been arrested and is now in the lockup,
awaiting a hurried investigation. His name
is Frank Clark, and he lives on the other
side of the river.' On his person was
found a seven-shooter with one cham
ber empty. There is no shell in the
empty chamber. The man says he pur
chased the revolver from Tree's, the gun
smith of the town, and was advised to leave
one chamber empty.
An excited crowd of men surrounds the
little lockup where the man,is confined. He
was fonnd among the willows which line
the river bank below here. The man claims
he was on his way home at the time, and
says he is entirely innocent of the murder
and robbery.
Cool heads are advising the crowd to do
nothing rash, but it is hard to tell what
they might do if some one of them takes
the initiatory step.
At the time the murder was committed
there were few people on the streets. The
robbery had been all planned. The major
ity of the male residents of the town were at
the opening of a new dancing hall, the
Alhambra, and an entertainment at the
Grand Opera House. The street where it
occurred is one of the side streets, leading
from the railroad to the river. George
Parker, a clerk, was near the store, and saw
one of the men push his back through the
window. As he did so one of the burglar's
companions placed a satchel at the opening
and began to scrape out the jewelry. They
secured about a half peck of watches,
bracelets, diamonds, rings, etc.
The job was evidently done by persons
who are familiar with the town. The citi
zens think tbey were not professionals, for
the reason that they would not have shot the
woman unless ttfey had to.
It is said that a regular gang is operating
in the town. Last Saturday night Mrs.
Strong, of Fourth street, had an encounter
with a burglar who tried to enter her house.
The same night several men tried to effect
an entrance into the house of Mrs. Huff, on
Breckenridge avenue. She, scared them
The bullet fired at Mrs. Budert struck
her above the rigbteye and entered her tem
ple. Her brains were scattered against the
glass in the window. She bad two children,
little tots of 3 and 5 years each. They were
in bed at the time, and know nothing as
yet of the murder of their mother. Mrs. Bu
dert came here with her husband years ago.
After the shooting 'Squire Calpass organ
ized a posse and started to look for the rob
bers. His example was followed by others,
who are still out, scouring every part of the
county. They are so determined to catch
the culprits that they wjM not cease their
search. Half ft dozen rigs have been
started out along the country roads, with
searching parties.
In conversation with -Thb Dispatch
correspondent, Father Fareni, a former
pastor of St Peter's Church, said that if
the men are found they will be strung np
without ceremony. The people are frenzied,
and will make an example of the robbers
and murderers. McSwiOAS.
Encrcetic Work or the Vigilance Commit-
tcra Coroner McDowell Thinks Ho
Can Place One ,or Tiro of
the Murderers.
It was known to the police authorities of
Pittsburg that at this time of year lawless
gangs were anxious to reap harvests from
the displays of valuable jroods, and as has
been stated in Thb Dispatch, extra pre
cautions were taken to foil the work of the
light-fingered and safe-cracking gentry.
This has had the effect of driving them out
Into the smaller- places, with, In this case, mur
derous results.
Telegrams received by Coroner Mc
Dowelllast night announced meager particu
lars or what Is so fully told in the special tele
gram above.
Mrs. Budert who was a very prepossessing
lady, was but 27 years of age. She died about
3u minutes after being shot, while from every
house in the place every male inhabitant
issued, eager to avenge her death. Vigilance
committees were hurriedly formed, and, armed
with shotguns, revolvers and clubs, parties
started in all directions In chase of the robbers
and murderers.
The whole vicinityis-patroled, and it is more
than probable that the criminals will be either
caught or chased into the hands of the Pitts
burg or Allegheny officers beforo morning.
Coroner McDowoll notified the police officials
of both cities, of Bharpsburg and the surround
ing places and a general lookout has been es
tablished, which be thinks will secure the cap
ture of the men. one of whom he thinks he can
place as a man whomjie. .formerly knew as ad
dicted to criminal pursuits. He saw blm yes
terday afternoon haueimr aronnd the west
Fenn depot, and has sent to his home to see
whether he has left ornot In the former case
Coroner McDowell u pretty sure he can name
one of the men concerned in the tragic robbery.
A Railroader Who Claim $10,000 Dam
ages far the Lou of n Leg-.
Rochester, N. Y December S3. Yesterday
afternoon William Dorsey left his room in this
city for the first time in two months. He sup
ported the stump of his right leg on a crntch.
In October last Dorsey, who was then employed
on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg road,
laid off over a trip in Bradford. While walk
ing along the street during the evening, he was
attacked by two men, one of whom knocked
him senseless. The two men fled, and a police
officer coming up, took Dorsey to the station,
thinking that he was drunk; The unconscious
man was placed in a cell, which was lighted by
a jet of natural gas. About mldnicht the turn
key, In his round, came to the cell, and was
horrified to find that one of the man's legs lay
across the gas jet He was removed to the
hospital, where it was found that a hole had
been burned nearly tbrongb the calf. Gan
grene and extensive inflammation set In and
amputation at the knee joint became neces
sary. The man was in the Bradford hospital three
weeks and was then brought to this city on a
Stretcher. When examined at the hosDital, a
wound was fonnd on his head, apparently made
by a policeman's locust Dorsey has retained a
prominent legal firm of this city, and brought
suit In the Supremo Court for 810,000 damages
against the city of Bradford.
Archbishop Corrigan Fnrchasea a Historic
Place to Bolld a Catholic School.
New Yobk. December 23. The famons old
estate at South Yonkera, known as Valentine
Hill, has been purchased by Archbishop Cor
ngan, as a site for a new Catholic seminary,
the erection of which has for some timebeen
contemplated in this diocese. The estate in
cludes 60 acres, and was sold for $70,600. It has
been In the hands of the Valentine family since
16S7, when the ancestor of the Valentines in
tbis country took possession of it under a lease
hold. It was purchased outright by Thomas
Valentine, great-grandfather of the present
ocenpant, after the revolution. The old home
stead contains materials that were used in the
ongmal home built lnlSST. The hill was an
important place during the revolution, and
was held much of tne time by one or the other
orocen in a anon tune.-. iBe-siotJuiiaing,
-wmcnwui Deerectea nrsx, -wui'pe- oi stone,
600 feet long fcy 200 f eevaeep, with accommoda
tion tor 1,000 students.
A Young Man Drugged and Blade to Marry
an Adventures!.
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St. Louis. December 23. A dreadful story
of conspiracy to ruin Alfred K Plant, a prom
inent young society man of kthis citv, devel
oped to-night. Plant is S3 years of age, and is
a son of George J. Plant, a millionaire millor.
According to his parents, he is periodically
subject to mental aberration, though this fact
was never known before, not even to his most
intimate friends. Two weeks ago he drew
from the firm $3,800. and began drinking heav
ily. He wound np in a low den presided over
by a hardened police court character named
Mollie Murphy. She took entire possession of
the man and his money and jewelry. She plied
him with strong drink until he was Insane and
entirely subject to her will.
Lat Wednesday she got a carriage, drove to
the Recorder's office with, young Plant whom
she bad dragged, secured a license, and had a
justice marry them. Plant was found Satur
day by a detective, taken to police headquar
ters, pronounced insane by a physician, and
committed to St Vincent's Asylum, where he
is now being treated.
A Telegram to Judge Archbald Whlcllnis
Honor Won't Notice.
Scbaxtojt. December 23. Hon. Edward D.
Callaghan, of Scottdale, who makes charges
against T. V. Powderly. was heard from to
day. Judge Archbald was to-day interrupted
while considering an important ease by a mes
senger boy, who presented the 'following tele
gram: Scottdaie. December 23, 1839.
Jndge Archbald, gcranton, i'i.:
Why should you Impede Oficer Washabauah In
the discharge of his sworn duty? Answer to
Pittsburg, Pa. dwaho Cjlllagiiax.
Mr. Callaghan sent a similar telegram to
Justice Hand, who Was formerly a Judge ot
the Lackawanna Courts, but who resigned two
years ago to accept an appointment to the Su
preme Bench of the State. Justice Hand
turned this last dispatch over to Judge Arch
bald. Judge Archbald informed a reporter
this afternoon that he would take no potlce of
what he designated such impertinent and
ridiculous communications.
Inventor Edison Saya Danger Lurks Only In
Strong Current.
New York, December 23. Wizard Thomas
A.Edison testified before the grand jury to-day
in their inquiry into the killing of Lineman
Clausen, and, incidentally, into 'the entire sub
ject of electric lighting in this city. Mr. Edi
son, it is understood,, told the grand jury that
electric lighting could be conducted ata mini
mum of danger by using a current notstronz
enongh to do any barm to-human beings, and
be suggested that the law should prohibit the
use of a current that was strong enongh to
take hnmao life.
This law shonld be enforced, whether the
wires were buried or not
Bit Faithful Former FarUMencra Raise Him
Quite a Pane.
New York; December 23. During the. past
three weeks, the parishioners of St Stephen's
Church who still remain faithful In thelt alle
giance to their former pastor, the Rev. Dr. Mc
Glynn. have collected SLOOO, which was pre
sented to him to-day at bis residence in Brook
lyn by a committee.
This is just double the sum Dr. McGIvnn re
ceived last year from his former parishioners.
The Chamber of Deputies Beelares M. Gref
fulse's Election Valid.
PABis, December 23. The Chamber of Dep
uties, by a vote of 2S1 to 201, has declared valid
the election of M. Greffnlse, a representative
of the Boulangist party. M. Constans, the
Minister of the Interior, read, a decree closing
the session.
The (Senate agreed to the law by which the
Government assumes the monopoly of the man
ufacture otjaatcbet
-the south: mourns.
Henry W. Grady, a Gifted Journalist and
Orator, Bead-Sketch of Qjs Brief
SHtBrllllant Career Trlb-
ates of Praise.
Atlanta, December 23. Henry "vV.
Grady died of pneumonia at 3:40 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Grady was ill when he
left Atlanta for Boston to make the speech
recently delivered there. He went contrary
to the advice of his physician, and returned
quite sick; He grew rapidly worse last night
and before morning his friends gave up all
Henry Woodf en Grady was born in Georgia
inIS5L With perhaps a single exception be
was the best known editor in all the Southern
Btates. He stood In the front rank or Ameri
can journalists, and the prospect -of none was
brighter., His lather was a colonel in the Con
federate army, and lost his lifo in battle when
his son was only 14 rears old. Young Grady
was educated at the University of Georgia, in
his native city, where he graduated at the head
of his class, and bis studies were afterward
continued at the University of Virginia.
From the first Mr. Grady was strongly at
tached to journalism, and on leaving college, a
lad of 19, he started a daily paper on bis on
account at Borne, Ga which failed of support
He re ovea to Atlanta and issued the Atlanta
Berald, and afterward, the Atlanta Courier,
both of which ventures proved unsuccessful.
His ready penhoweverfountt plenty of em
ployment. He wrote for Atlanta, Louisville
and New York papers. A fortunate specula
tion, it is said. In railroad stock yielded
him 520,000, which he very wisely in
vested in a nnarter Interest In the Atlanta Con
ititution. This interest, now enormously en
hanced, be still owned when he-died. Though
frequently urged to become a candidate for
office he persistently refused. He was a gifted
orator, and when be made a speech, political or
otherwise, it always attracted attention.
His death causes wide regret tbroughont the
South. The press generally pays hin the
warmest tributes. Telegrams of condolence
have been received by Mrs. Grady from all over
the country. Among them are messages from
ex-President Cleveland, Governor David B.
Hill, Hon. Samuel J. Randall. Emery Bpeer,
John Temple Graves, Clinton B. Fisk, Patrick
A Collins and others.
Ex.President Cleveland's message was as
HEW YORK, December 23.
JIr. Henry W. Grady:
Accept the heartfelt sympathy of one -o loved
your husband lor wbat ho was and for anrtbat be
has done for his people and bis country, lie as
sured that everywhere throughout the land warm
hearts mourn with you In your deep affliction,
and deplore the loss the nation has sustained.
Geovbb Cleveland.
At 2 o'clock on the afternoon of Christmas
Day the funeral ceremonies will take place.
From every section of the State has come the
request that the body might lie in state, that
the people might look upon this face once more.
In response to this request the family have
Consented that his body shall rest in the First
Methodist Church, of which Mr. Grady was a
leading member, from S o'clock in the morning
until the funeral hour.
Testimony Being Taken to Prove Daniel
Drnvrbangb'a Claim.
HABBisBtrso. December 25. Daniel Draw
baugh, the inventor, who lives across the river
In Cumberland county, was in Harrisburg to
day, with some ot his neighbors and friends,
who are citing testimony before F. M. Ott, the
examiner In the suit of tne United States
against the Bell Telephone Company. This
testimony is to substantiate the two charges
that Alex Graham Bell had no right to the
telephone patent because-it was obtained by
fraud In the Patent Office, and, even it it were
obtained without fraud. he has
no right to it because Daniel Draw
baugh was the prior Inventor. Among
those whose testimony was taken on Saturday
was James Brooks, of Shiremanstown, Cum
berland county, which Is near Drawbaugh's
home. He aays that be used the 'phone in
Drawbaugh's workshop, between 1873 and 1871,
before Bell bad even announced such an inven
tion. The hearing- ot testimony will be re
sumed on Monday morning.
It is believed by Drawbaugh's friends here
that be Is the original inventor, and tbey hop
the litigation began by the Government may
etjdla his-tavon Tne lakliiKr testimony at
this time la the-outcome or 'an-efforT of the
Bell Company to evade the Drawbaugh issue
altogether, but Judge Colt;Tjf-tbe Boston Cir
cult Court, decided against the company, and
the qnestlon of priority of invention is now
one of the leading elements In the controversy.
gomez wants nv fight.
He Promise to be Liberal If Great Britain
Is Friendly.
London, December 2i The News corre
spondent in Lisbon reports an important inter
view he had with Senhor Barres de Gomez, the
Portuguese Minister, In the coarse of which
Gomez said: "If England is willing to
meet us upon the question of a deline
ation of the frontier Jn Africa, we
are ready to adopt for all Southeast Africa the
most liberal commercial policy. We might ne
gotiate upon the basis of giving commercial
guarantees in return for a political guarantee.
Our help to the English, which wonld, upon
such an understanding, be given to extend
their commerce to the interior ana to
facilitate their trade with our long coast
line, would be an advantage that
it would be difficult to overestimate. X attach
to the friendship of England too great a value
to neglect any eifort to retain it, and a rupture
with her wonld be a great misfortune to the
Portuguese nation."
Senor Gomez justified bis policy at length
and denied saying that the English merchants
complain of the Portuguese administration.
On the contrary, they deplored Portugal's loss
of the lower Congo.
To a Salt Brought Against Her for Alleged
-Breach of Contract.
rfrrciAL teleqeam to TBxpiErATca.i
Toronto, December 23. The answer of
Mme.AIbanl has been filed in the suit for
$5,000 damages brought against her here, by
J. F. Thomson, for breach of agreement
to give concerts about five years ago
in Toronto, Montreal and Buffalo. The agree
ment was made in behalf of the singer by
John Lavine. of New York, who acted
as her agent She repudiates the
agreement as unauthorized, and says
if any agreement was made, which Is denied. It
was made when she was in Europe, and was
subject to the condition that she came to
America within the time the plaintiff alleges
she shonld have carried out the contract, and
she did not come to America within that
The Court has consented to allow her exam
ination at any place where it is convenient for
her. so as to get over the difficulty of her ap
pearance personally here.
He Answera a Little Girl's Christmas Re
quest Very Promptly.
New Yobk, December 23. The attributes of
Santa Clans, Bergh and Gerry, were all
crowded into an official act of Mayor Grant's,
to-day, when he wrote to the keeper of the dog
pound to release one of the captive dogs. This
appeal by letter moved him to it:
Dear SIayou Grant -I am a little girl, 10 years
old. andlamgo'ngtoask afavorofyou. iryou
will grant It to me. It wlUbethe haoplest Christ
mas that I have spent In my life. Dear Mayor. I
was rolng to the store this morning, and my dozle
iellle followed me, anqtue doE catcher took him
airayfromme and put him Into the wagon, and
all my erylnc and betrglnrdldnotdoauyicood. so
1 thought I would ask yon If you would please get
my dogle for me. 1 wish you a very merry Christ
mas and a happy New Year. I am Lizzie Oalnes,
too Sullivan street. New fork city. Please give
memydogie Nellie.
Assistant Secretary Tichenor on the Use of
Second-Hand Cask.
rsncciAx, Txtxoiuut to tub disfatcim
New Yoke, December 2X Collector Er
hardt to-day received a decision from Colonel
Tichenor. Assistant Secretary of tne Treasury,
sustaining his action In a recent case where be
ruled that casks formerly containing imported
liquors eonld not under the law be used for the
exportation of domestic liquors, and then re
imported in the same casks.
Colonel Tich.enor.also decides that when such
course is adopted, the Collector of Internal
Revenue shall be authorized to seize both casks
and contents.
ytcmnt!c Antl-SlnTery Movement.
Bkcbsels, December 23. Advice's from the
Congo report very satisfactory progress In the
equipment of the new stations that are to be
tbe basis of a gyHeraio opposition to the
lave tiade. - - '
The Two Items pa Which Major Mo
Kinley is Said to-Intend to
A Democratic Committee Colleague's Opin
ion on the Bill " '
Senator Fngh Declares a federal Election 8l Will
Hot be Passel
McKinley's tariff hill is expected by a
committee colleague to be xeady in Febru
ary. Sugar and tobacco to be made free,
and thus themselves cat down the surplus.
The said colleague calls it a Scheme of the
Major' to catch votes. A Democratda Sen
ator threatens what his party will do to pre
vent the passage of a Federal election law.
trnoK A btajt cottKEsroNDEirr.J
WAsgraGTOir, December 23. A Demo
cratic member of the "Ways and Means Com
mittee, in conversation to-day with. The
Dispatch correspondent, said:
I am ot the opinion that Mr. McKinley's Idea
of what a tariff hill should be will be demon
strated pretty soon. I think It will be 4 very
simple bill, and an effort will be made to have
it introduced by the end of February. It 'will
make all the reductions necessary to dispose of
the surplus on two items alone sugar and to
bacco. There wlll.be a few amendments made
to the general customs schedule, so as to adjust
such inaccuracies and inconsistencies as now
exist, and possibly the freelist maybe extended
by the addition of one or two unimportant arti
cles. Possibly, also, alcohol used in the arts
may be made free from taxation, but Mr. Mc
Kinley's idea is to make the hill just as simple
as possible, so that everybody can understand
It and at the same time, to make It a popular
measure in every sense of the term. Xt is a
pretty bard thing to introduce sentiment In a
tariff hill, but if the present chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee can have his own
way he will come nearer to making It a senti
mental matter than has ever been done before.
He wants to make tobacco entirely free, and to
take off, if not all. atleast the greater part Of
the tax on sugar. This, with the few compara
tively unimportant additions I have 'men
tioned, will constitute the bill.
The Workingmen of the country will have no
trouble in comprehending what it means. To
them it will appear that they can use sugar in
their tea and coffee, and take their smoketaf ter
ward with the consciousness that in doing so
they are paying taxes in neitherlnstance. And
Mr. McKlnley thinks that the man who can
give them tbis comfortable feeling will be a
prime favorite in some future Presldental con
test Then, on the other band, the manufac
turers and producers will See that their inter,
ests are not in any way menaced by the bill, and
tbey will feel grateful to the man who drew it
So you see Mr. McKlnley expects to catch the
votes of all classes by one stroke of policy. It
Is a neat little scheme, but I don't think be will
be able to work it His sugar proposition will
fall, because his own party presents a broken
front on that question, and because his party's
record is for protection to "Infant" industries,
and certainly the sugar Industry of this country
cannot yet stana without support But one
thing is very certain, and that ts that no matter
what bill is Tenorted from the committee, it
will not disturb the present schedules on manu
factured articles to any extent UonruER,
Blaine and Salisbury Said to Have Come
to a Perfect Underataadlnc.
WAsmxGTODecember 23- There is said
to be perfect concert of action between Lord.
Salisbury and. Secretary- Blaine Jn the trattjr
of-Pprtngai;a eonfleiatabn rthe Daigoal
Bay .Kauway, aner American, even more than
English interests,are involved in the contention.
The dispatch of English gunboats to Delagoa
Bay.and tbe arrival of the American fleet In
tbe Tagul. are simultaneously reported to-day,
and between the, two, Portugal is likely
to be impressed with the idea that a
day of reckoning is at hand. The Delagoa
Bay and Transvaal Railway, which is the
shortest route from the South African arold
fields to the sea coast, was bnilt under a con
cession granted by the King of Portugal to
Edward McMurdo, an American citizen. Col
onel McMurdo built the road, with the
aid of English capital, "In the face of
difficulties which everybody else deemed
Insurmountable, only to be confronted at last
by a throat of the forfeiture of his concession
and the confiscation ot his property unless cer
tain new and Impossible conditions were com
plied with.
Under stress of financial complications grow
ing out of this threat, and pending bis appeal
to the United States Government for protec
tion, the concessionaire's health gave wav, and
he dropped dead from paralysis of the brain.
Immediately after his death the Portuguese
carried out their threats against tbe protests of
the American and English Governments, and
Mrs. McMurdo then came to Washington and
filed her claim for 13,500,000.
He Doesn't Think the KeDublleun Have
Doae Much a Yet.
Washington, December 23. Ex-Speaker
Carlisle, in commenting upon the claim of the
Republicans that they have in the present
House already advanced legislation beyond any
stage hitherto attained, says that the progress Is
more apparent than real. "This Is tbe first in
stance," said Mr. Carlisle, to-day, "in which
tbe Speaker has been authorized to appoint
the committees on ways and means and appro
priations in advance of the others. It has. been
customary to make early announcements
ot the committees on rules, mile
age, accounts and enrolled bills, but
the committees intrusted with the preparation
of actual legislation have hitherto all been an
nounced at tbe same time. But up to the
present time no rules have been adopted, and
no material progress can be made In legislation
until after the adoption of rules.
"The only real difference between the
method pursued by the Democrats in recent
Congresses and tbe Republicans in this Is that
the latter have deferred the adoption of rules
until after the holiday recess."
Senator Fagh Threat Against Any Federal
Election Law.
rrnoH a staff coRBxsrONDiirT.l
Washington. December 23, Senator Pugb,
of Alabama, gets quite pugnacious when any
one happens to mention in his presence tbe
possibility of the Republicans trying to put
through Congrats a Federal election bill. He
said to-day to The Dispatch correspondent:
I for one will stay in the Senate chamber night
and day for months. If need be. to help beat it. I
wonld help defeat every appropriation bill rather
than see a law pass that would pnt tbe-electlons 6f
the country Into the hands oi Federal officehold
ers. Tbe proposition Is the vilest attempt to break
down and violate the Constitution that has ever
been sugKrsted, barring none. It Is the last des
perate effort of a disintegrated party to perpetu
ate themselves In office, and it will fall Ignomlnl
President Lclsenrlng Falls Down From an
Attnek of Syncope.
tsrsciAi. THKoaAitTo thb Disr atoii.!
Hew Yobk, Decemhor 23. A. W. Lelsen
ring, President of the FirstNatlon&J Bank, of
Manch Chunk, Pa fell unconscious at the cor
ner of Broadway and Warren "treets, at 2.30
o'clock this afternoon, while waiting for a car.
At the Chambers Street Hospital it was found
that he was suffering from an attack of syn
cope. He was unconscious for several hours, but
was able to leave the hospital late in tho after
Austria Resolves to Resaae Speclo Pay
rocnta Two Yean Hence.
Vienna, December 23. It is reported that
Austria and Hungary have agreed to resume
specie payments two years hence, and to In
troduce at tne same time tbe decimal system,
the main change to be In gold, silver being
paid only in small cotes.
.acn city win nun we aEiry. laaus i
the loan.
DECEMBER 24, 1889.
Selective Working an tbe Theory That
Harder Stay Have Beea Cetaailt
ted The Windows of Hie
Room Found Opes.
Philadelphia, December 23. The rel
atives of JFranklln B. Gowen are, through
thePinkerton Detective Agency, pushing
a systematic and searching inquiry
into tbe manner of the Bead
ing ex-President's death. The brother
Henry G. Gowen. the wltffw", and the snr
viving -daughter cannot beVconvinced that
Mr. Gowen committed suiotde, and base
their opinion on the fact that there
is not the slightest evidence to show
why he should take his life. It now tran
spires that the whole troth has not been told
abodt the condition of the room In which
Mr. Gowen's bo'dy was found at "Worm
ley's Hotel, in "Washington. The windows
of the room were not fastened, as given out to
the public On the contrary, they were not
only unfastened, but were not shut down when
tbe doors were opened after the tragedy bad
been discovered. --
Captain Linden admitted this afternoon that
such was the case. He at first said that he did
not care, about talking of tbe case
in any way on account of tbe
family and friends. He was then told
that information has been: obtained about tbe
wioaows being up, and tbe question was put:
''Is It not true that tbe windows were unfas
tened and raised?' "Yes," he replied,' "the
windows were unfastened and raised."
Captain Linden declined to talk further
about the case, and It was only by calling his
attention to some indisputable facts that he
was induced to say what be did. At the same
time, he reiterated his previously expressed
opinion that Franklin B, Gowen committed
Application was made to Begister Grata by
Francis L Gowen and James Ji. Hood, for let
ters of administration on tbe estate of Franklin
B. Gowen. Tbe letters were granted. Tbe estate
left by tbe deceased is valued, according to the
petition filed with the administrative appli
cation, "as near as can be ascertained at tbis
time," at M,000, ot which amount 350,000 is
comprised of personal effect and f 100.000 real
estate. Security in tbe sum of $700,000, that
being double tbe amount of the personalty, as
required, by law, was entered
CoHapsa of a Shrewd Swindling- Scheme A
Fraudulent ParcBaatas; Ag-eney Quits
Bnslne la an Abrupt Manner
How It Wn Worked.
rtraciAr. teleobam to Trot dispatch.1
.New Yobk, December 23. Messrs. Bil
lings, Oamp & Co., alias the National
Bargain Emporium, of 835 Broadway, hive
gone ont oi business for good. Mr. John
Jones' was the whole concern. He rented
the front attie of the five-story building at
the above number, and started in business
on the first of this month. He is a smooth
shaven, well-dressed man, of about 35 years,
and he says that he was formerly employed
by a cotton-broking firm in tbis city. He
also says that he is married; lives in Ho
boken; that his father is a well-known Brooklyn
clergyman and that John Jones isn't his right
name. His real name be absolutely refuses-to
give. He wrote 3, circular letter, which be
copied with a patent impression paper about
10,000 times. The letter began "Dear Madame,"
and went nnt
We take tbe liberty of writing you a personal
introductory letter, and of Incioslnr samples of
our latest ''bargain offerings." Heavy blaofc
gror grain sue, double warn, 21 Inches wide, war-
ranted to wear, at SS cents (worth si 23 per yard).
Alt eaprru cuarges paua. ,
In each letter were Inclosed small samples of
fine black silk, and a little sample of White
muslin. It was stated In tbe letter that the
goods represented the best value ever offered
by Billings. Camp A Co., "or any other respon
sible concern." According to the letter,
Messrs. Billings, Camp fc Co. had established a
"purchasing department" and would, always
be willing to shop for the firm's patron?, hut
"monevmusthccomDanv orders." Jones sent
ont abOHf 1.080 of bis lettMS. aitdwaltel r-
.... T.-. Ia-n. M- wmf A- l..-.-,,... ...... '
piutfc JM..M w ..yiMitmi. WAk UD SEll. UIJ
gooas in response to oraers.
The Second, ft ational Bank, meantime, began
to receive Inquiries about tbe National Bargain
Emporium, and informed Inspector Williams,
who detailed Roundsmen Collins and Cooper to
So to tbe Emporium on Saturday and arrest
ones. Tberf ound 345 in his pocket and as he
made a partial confession, they locked him up.
Found GnllJy of Fraud and Given Five
Year In Prison.
CniOAGO,Deeember2a Guilty with a penalty
of five years in State's prison and tbe payment
of SL000 fine, was the verdict returned to-night
In Judge Grinnell's court against Jas. J. West,"
ex-editor of the Chicago Times. There wag little
delay in reaching a verdictonly two ballots be
ing taken. The crime of which West was con
victed was the fraudulent overissue of stock of
the Times to the extent of 1,250 shares, or the
equivalent of over 125,000 in money.
When the verdict was announced the de
fendant betrayed no great emotion. His attor
ney, on the contrary, seemed painfully affected.
ana coma scarcely De neara wnen entering tne
usual motion for another trial. Judge Grin
nell stated that he would dispose of tbe motion
Januarys. West was released on his original
bond of 515,000 until to-morrow morning, when
the question of a new bond will be discussed.
Three Escape Alive, bat the Fate of the
Other I Unknown.
SAN Fbahcisco, December 23. This morn
ing news was received of an accident in a mine
at San Andreas, Calaveras county, by which 13
men were killed, and about SO injured. All
day messengers bave been expected to arrive
at some telegraph office near Angel's Camp, in
this State, bringing particulars ot the disaster.
At a late hour this evening, however, little ad
ditional news had been received.
A special dispatch from Milton says: Word
reaches here that the cave-in occurred about 3
p. m. yesterday, at the Utlca Mine. Twenty
men were Imprisoned, two of whom escaped
without injury and one with serious injuries.
The remaining 16. with three possible excep
tions, were at work in tbe drift some distance
from the main body of workmen, and may pos
sibly be alive.
New York Keeps Up Its Work of Chopping
Down Incumbrances.
New York, December 23. The work of
chopping down dangerous electric light wires
and poles went on to-day with Increased vigor.
Superintendent Cummlngs, of the Bureau of
Incumbrances, added ten more men to the six
gangs who are doing the work, so that they
now comprise about 70 altogether. He stated
to-day that there was no attempt at inter
ference by the electric light companies, and
that the wires and poles would continue to fall
until the Board of Electric Control gave the
order to stop.
There is little chance of this happening for
mouths yet unless the courts again decide- to
interfere on behalf of the companies.
The KesnlU of tho Observation Quito -Satisfactory
as a Whole.
Ixhtdox, December 23. Dispatches from St
Paul de Loando Teport that numerous photo
graphs of the ecllpso were obtained by the
American expedition during the period of to
tality. The effect was much obscured by
clouds. All the apparatus in use worked to
perfection. The photographs made on the
Pensacola, which worked tar out at sea, are
likely to be particularly usefnL Tbe English
observers at St Paul de Loando report that bad
weather prevented any useful results of their
Aa Inventory Which Show That the Mar.
dered Man Wsi Very Poor.
CHicAGO.December 23. Theodore T.Conklln
the Clark street saloon keeper and particular
friend of Dr. Cronln, has filed In the Probate
Court an inventory of Dr. Cronin's estate.
Conklin is tbe administrator to collect and re
port shows that the only property left by the
murdered man consists of a library worth $300,
and surgical instruments worth H00. .
The inventory was approved, but no final
disposition was made ot tbe property, which
will goto Conklin m a creditor, and to Dr.
CroBiVS brother In Arkansas.
He "Wins His Goldea TYajr in China
to the High. Tnne of $75,000,
An Exalted Assamcd Name, a Policy Shop
Winning of $1,500
Qow the Golden Wash-Basln Broke Into the Chinese
Bret Harte never knew him. Yong Pong
Doy is a more modern heathen. He invests,
fl in a IjTew Xork policy shop; rakes'in
Sl,500; goes, home to tbe Celestial Empire;
assumes a well-known wealthy Chinaman's
name and dpes business with the natives'
treasurers, raking in more than $75,000 al
Hew Yobk, December 23. It was just
about 17 moons ago that Yong Pong Doy, a
laundryman of Second avenue, hit a Mott
street "poh ka peah," or policy shop; for
$1,500 cold Melican dollars, on an invest
ment oi $1 capital, and concluded to visit
his relatives in Canton. Yong and a com
panion pnt up at a first-class Chinese public
house in Hong Kong, nnder assumed names.
The younger of the two became the elder's
valet, and made the proprietor understand
that his companion was a mandarin recently
commissioned to the United States to in
spect railroads, and that he was on his way
to Pekin to report. The effect of this was
to bring tbe employes of the house upon
their knees. In a day or two nearly 200
men were- hired as bodyguard, secretary
and other necessary attaches to the person
of a "Kwauyin," or high official, on a
Yong had a wash-basin made to order in
solid beaten gold. It took more than one
halt of bis fortune; but it Inspired confidence.
To each of his 200 followers he advanced a half
month's wages, which means S3 apiece.
In a week Yong set out jn a gorgeous sedan
chair, carried upon tbe shoulders of eight
able-bodied Chinamen, for Pekin, in tho char
acter oi KM Chong Wong, the uncle of the
Emperor. The bogus Khi Chong Wong began
on the city of Soon Chu, in the province of
Kan 91.
The Prefect was notified hy couriers that his
excellency Khi Chong Wong would probably
need some ready cash for necessary expenses,
as Is customary for all members of tbe im
perial household, who never carry money while
The frightened "Chefoo." with a force of
gayly-clad officials, went out of the city to meet
Khi Chong Wong, and the next morning the
"Chefoo," upon bis knees, handed to the bogus
prince 190,000 In gold bricks, as the only avail
able cash In the publio treasury.
Tbe next city was Lin Kfang, where the Pre
fect gave up $25,000. Other towns were laid un
der contribution In the same way, until one day
Yong and his companions disappeared.
The discovery of the fraud was not made
untll tbe "Chefoo" of Ly Chu called upon the
Viceroy of his Province, and. the latter tele
graphed tq the capital to Khi Chong Wong
himself. Of course the latter had not left tbe
capital fpr years. A big Toward I offered for
4aLlBot:aaarehouer!afan4-lf UfM faHBEWISSSS S ZZZZZZZ
Vrlll TPCAlV-UVhft' vML!flC.(7tllf nntltaTlTTlOnt tftftfc
is, he wU he cut up alive into 18 pieces.
Serpa Pinto Object to Them Waving Over
Portaaueae African Territory.
LlSBOK.December 23. A telegram from Serpa
Pinto, dated October 15, at Muggurumba, a
telegraph station on the Shire river, has been
received. It reports that tbe English flag was
being hoisted at several places on Portuguese
territory, and. that ihe natives had raised an
English flag opposite tbe cams of the Portu
guese railway survey, wblch had been removed
by Major Dais. Oo November 9, the Governor
of Mozambique wired tbat Serpa Pinto had
been reqnested by the natives to lower all for
eign flags, and notified them that 'If this request-wag
not complied with the Portuguese
wonld haul them down with due honors, and
send them to Qnllllmane, to be restored to the
Consuls there.
Senor Gomez, replying to Lord Salisbury,
says Pinto did not order an attack on the
British flag, but merely repulsed hostile na
tives, among whose baggage, after, tbe fight,
three British flags were fonnd. Senor Gomez
asks Lord Salisbury to await further informa
tion concerning the affair before he takes any
further action.
A Manitoba Company Controls the Whole
Product of tbe Province.
WnnrrPEO, December 23. The Ogilvle Mill
ing Company, the largest milling organization
in Canada, oas secured a corner on all wbeattln
the Province of Manitoba and the Northwest
Territories, amounting to about 4,000.000 of
bushels. It is an open secret that tho
firm secured a pointer from the Dominion
Government tbat the duty on flour wonld
be Increased on the pending session from 50
cents to tl a barrel. The Ogllvles bave large
mills in the Northwest and will market all
their grain.
Their deal cuts a lot ot other milling com
panies out of sufficient to keep goinz. and in
consequence wheat has bounced up to 80 cents.
He Hay They Were Caused by Suddenly
Abstaining Prom Tobacco.
lNDiAirAPOi.is,Decomber23. A special from
Goshen, Ind., says: "C. G. Conn; of Elkhart,
who has been instituting libel suits right and
left aealnst the papers of this county, and wbo
was indicted for attempted blackmail on Harry
B. Sherwood, comes out In his paper, the Truth.
with a very ample apology to all concerned,
withdraws all suits which he has instituted,
and confesses that he has been suffering from
an aberration of the mind brdught on by sud
den abstinence from tbe use of tobacco."
A Coal Company In Which PIttsbnrser Are
Interested Chartered.
Wheexiho, December 23. The certificate
of incorporation of the New Orleans Coal Com
pany has been issued at Charleston and filed
here. The incorporators are John Moren and
W. G. Cotton, of Pittsburg; J. W. Ailes, or
Koscoe, Washington county. Pa., and T.J.
Woods, of Woods' Kun, Washington county,
and C. D. Snnwden, of Brownsville. The capi
tal stock is 1300,000.
The Epidemic Hn Now Keacbed Every
Part of Germany.
Berlin, December 23. The epidemic is now
spread over every part of Germany, but Is
worst in II esse, Hanover, Thurlngia, and Sax
ony. In Potsdim, Stettin. Casset Frankfort
preiburg, aud Dresden at least half the garri
son is affected.
A dispatch from Vienna states: Three more
ministers bave the Influenza. There is scarcely
a family in the city that has escaped the epi
demic, hut the disease has a very mild form.
Tito .Railroad Change.
Cikcikwati, December 23. Joseph Ramsey,
Jr., Chief Engineer of the Cincinnati. Hamil
ton and Dayton Kail road, resigned that office
to-day, to accept the position of assistant to
President Ingalls,of the Big Pour, on and
after January L 180. Mr. W. M. Greene, of
the Big Foar, who has held this position, will
hereafter beeoae geseral maaaer ot that
Biecaned oy Sea. Chatncev
PurftaIe Parity aid the- Ball
The Teaching of Taomh
and Grady.
New Yobk, December 23. Hon.
cey M. Depew was a speaker at tl
England dinner to-night "TJnsolvi
Problems" was his topic, and in the progress
of his talk he spoke thus: "Thirty years
ago Bohert Toombs, of Georgia, one of the
ablest and most brilliant defenders of
slavery, said, in his place- in the United
Btates Senate, that he would yet can the roll
of his bondmen at the foot 'of Banker HOI
Monument To-day his slaves are citizens and
voters. Cheers. I Within a few days a younger
Georgian, possessed of equal genins, but im
bued with sentiments so libera! that the great
Senator would bave held him an enemy to the
State, was the guest of Boston.
"With powers of presentation and fervor of
ueciamauon wormy tne nest aays ana nooiess
offorta of eloquence ho stood beneath the
shadow of Bunker Hill and uttered opinions
justifying the suppression of the negro vote. L
which were hostile to the views of every man"!
In his audience. And yet they gave to his ar
gument an eager ana canaia nearing ana to
his oratory unstinted and generous applause.
It as tbe triumph of Puritan principles and
Puritan pluek. Cbeera.1
"Thoy knew, as we know, that no system of
suffrage can survive tbs Intimidation of the
voter or falsification of the count Cheers.
The public conscience, scarred by the approval
of fraud upon the ballot by tbe virtneT and in
telligence of the community, will soon be in
different to the extension of these methods by
the present office-holders to continue in power,
and arbitrary reversals of the will of tbe ma
jority will end In anarchy and despotism. This
is a burning question, not only in Georgia, but
in New York. It is that government for the
people shall be by the people.
"The telegraph brings us this evening the
announcement of the death of Henry W.
Grady. We forget all differences of opinion
and remember only his chivalry.patrfotlsm and
genius. He was the leader of the New South,
and died la tbe great work of impressing its
marvelous growth and national inspirations
upon tbe willing ears of the North, upon this
platform and before this audience two years
ago he commanded the attention of tbe country
and won universaT fame. Applause. His
death in tbe meridian of his powers and the
hopefulness of his mission, at the critical per
iod of the removal forever of all misunder
standingsand differences between all sections
of the Republic, is a national calamity. New
York mingles her tears with those of bis
kindred, and offers to his memory the tribute
of her profoundest admiration Jor his talents
and achievements." f Applause.
Mr. McMahon Saya Ho'a No One' Stool
Pigeon fa the Ohio Senatorial
i Knee Everr Candidate
Ont for the Stakes.
Dattoit, O., December 23. the Sena
torial race has aroused an unusual interest
here, this being Hon. John A. McMahon's
home. The Dispatch: correspondent
called on him this evening. He first refused
to talk, but finally said;
I bave been so poorly reported, and made to say
so many things I never said, as to be reluctant to
express my views. But with your promise to be
accurate, yon may say a few things about the
canvass in my name.
roo have been over the State?"
"Only upon Invitation. Ont of this fact has
growntheimpressloathatlam not a candidate,
or. irone. In tbe interest of Mr. Brlce only. Mr.
Thomas' friends bave passed tbe story around
freely. Mr. Urlce's friends, of course, do not
object to tbe statement. It is this that has led
some of the laoor organizations, atthesoliclutlon
of Thomas' friends, to Indorse bis candidacy.
Now I am incapable of being a mere stool plgeoa
for anyone, and regret that an expression or the
personal recard for Mr. Brlce which-1 still enter
tain sbould have been Interpreted so much to my
disadvantage. I am. have been and will continue
to be an earnest candidate; npto tbe close qf toe
fight, and I have every assurance of the fact that
my friends will stay to the end."
1 believe no one disputed tbe soundness of any
oi we cauma&ies upon uxia ciorm. in me uw
I M.nma.l..nnMrf. rwmilHiiilt.htnMlh
MmrosBectsare rood
I wonld not chaore with
Briee or Thomas. We
We are all cheerful and bope-
1 fll. The members are all very quiet and canvass
ing the situation with care auda due sense of tbe
grave responsibility resting on tbem. But few
are pledged, notwithstandirjir all report to tbe
contrary. The first ballot-will surprise me If any
man receives 25 votes.
Do you think Mr. Brlce will be nominated?
I do not.
A special from Columbns, this evenmg, says
that ex-Connessman Lamison. of Lima, to-dav
corroborated the refutation of Mr. Brlce's non-
residence In every particular as printed in an
interview in The Dispatch to-day. Mr.
Lamison says Mr. Brlce decidedly prefers an
open ballot in tbe caucus.
A Wealthy Englishman Shoots Himself
After Destroying III Love Letters.
AUSTIS, Tex December 23. Yesterday J.
It Kevan, a wealthy Englishman from Liver
pool, suicided near this city by shooting him
self. He was in love with a daughter of Captain
Stanlforth, a retired English officer, who re
sides a few miles from town, and yesterday,
when Kevan called to see her. she flatly refused
to marry him. He left, and going about 200
yards from the house, burned a lot of letters
and then placed tbe muzzle of a pistol in his
mouth and blew tbe top of his head off.
He baa a brother, it is said, wbo is a wealthy
banker in Liverpool. Kevan was largely Inter
ested In tbe stock business, and owned a large
sheep ranch 15 miles from this city.
A Buffalo Man Charged With Forging; la a
Canadian Court.
Toronto. December 23. W. H.Sherman,the
defaulting secretary of a hhr warehousing com
panyat Buffalo, charged with forging ware
house receipts on grain to the extent of $300,-
000, and who has been in jail here for many
month), was tried before the county judge here
to-day. Senator Williams, of Buffalo, stated
in bis evidence that he was of tbe
opinion that Sherman's offense was not
an extraditable one of forgery, because
be bad only used a firm's name without being
authorized by formal resolution according to
tbe act of tbe company's incorporation.
Sherman's cbances of acquittal are good.
Judgment will be given to-morrow.
A Woman Pays S50 for Prescribing for a
8lck Lady.
New Yobk, December 23. On complaint of
William A. Partington, counsel of tbe Medical
Societyof the city and county of New York,
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Burton was arraigned to-day
at tbe Court of Special Sessions. Mrs. Burton,
who claimed to be an electrician, was charged
with practicing medicine illegally.
Mrs. Bertha Schoder went to Mrs. Barton's
office and complained of being ill. 31rs. Burton
prescribed for tbe sick woman as though she
was a genuine physician. She pleaded guilty,
and was fined 150. i
Very Few Conareumcn In Washington
During- tho Holiday;
Washington, December 23. Dullness
reigned at tbe Capital to-day. Not more than
a dozen members were to be found la the House
of Representatives at any one time, and these
were, most of them, tbe far-away representa
tives of the Gulf or Pacific States.
Speaker Reed loomed up in tbe corridor for a
moment and then disappeared into his official
sanctum. He will work very little this week,
as he desires a good rest after the hard work of
creating his committees.
A Passamaqnoddy Indian Has a Fine Seal
kin for the President.
Boston, December 21 Governor Joseph
Lora,ofthe Passamaquoddy tribe of Indians,
whose huntlnz grounds are at the "jumping
off" place (East port. Me,), visited tbe State
House to-day, bearing a handsome sealskin,
which he desired to send to the "Great Father
at Washington."
Secretary of State Pierce gave him the
proper directions, and the big Indian departed
happy ta the anticipation of sending the
Christmas greeting to President Harrison.
Hindered at Beaver Mis 'J
3jvy Competing Shippers.
To 'Develop the Valley's "'Alreajigi
large, Growing Indastrie&'v
A glance at the industries of Beaver Falls
is significant It shows large interests to be'
benefited bya ship canaL Mr.H.W.Hart-1
,,-;,. r -i
man. always a friend of water-power, favors1
the project He talks very instructively
on both the transportation and power facilir)'
ties afforded by water.
fTEOM OUB SrXCUL, txopnssioxs.T
Beaveb Palls, December 23. If
Providence and the delegated authorities ft
ever build a ship canal down the Beaver.
Valley they will find that Beaver PaHsVisvl
ready and anxious for it. Here is a townof
between 11,000 and 12,000 inhabitants, notM
counting New .Brighton. There are manvjaj
and varied industries, here, all of which"
wouia De mors or less oeueniea oy a snip
canal. Just take a glance at what these in
dustrial establishments are. Everybody
mentions first the works of Carnegie, Phippa
is Co.'s steel, iron and rail mill; it is
the biggest establishment here. Th'eni
there are these industries: Xhat
Beaver Palls Glass Works, the
file works, the "Whitla Glass works.
tbe Howard Stove Works, the Co-operative 'l
Stove Works, the novelty works of Harker,
Knotty? Co., the Penn Bridge Works, the'
Whittaker Soiling Mill Company the.'.'d
Beaver Palls Steel Works, Knott 'Co.'i.
Hour mill, the riartmaa Manutacturingl
Comrjany. the Metric Metal Company, thai
Union Drawn Steel Company, the- Beaver .
T7.1t. THnnf.., inila tV. -Vt7ttcf,T R?a1wjfe
Co. Planing Mill, the Co-operative Planing
Mill, the shovel works, the ax works, the
Co-oneratlve Glass Work, two ntanlntr mills at
the upper end of town, the Midgely Wire Belt,
nuias, urn iMiuvDU uwu 0w wt& w.
Rohrkaste 4. Co. the ke& works of William,
Ball & Son, and a brush factory.
Taking these altogether, they constitnta
quite an array of Industries. I have no inten
tion, in this letter, of saying anything 'about
their tannage. ThaswlH come later on.
But here is another stumbling block in tho
way of the shlpeanat Hera is a bridge now
r?Amr,.. .... .. .li.TMlh Rtivot Rvirlira rVtm.
pany of Beaver FaHsL It a ship canal comes -J
tnrougn, mat unazB win nave w oe eicTauiu.
a little, as Douthett said when he wanted ant
apostrophe Instead ot a comma.
Then there is the bridge ot the main line of
the Pittaburz-. Fart Wavne and" Chicaeo Bail-
road crossing the Beaver river just below the
towiL whteh wonld have to ero an & few feet.
Bat the water power is the greatest objec
tion ta a canal nere. air. xt. w . xtarrmaTt. us
head of the HartmanMannfactnriscComnanr.
the chief owner of the Union Drawn Steel
Contpany. et ceteraandjo forth, lathe Dead of
tbe water power company which owns the dams.'
BtBeayerl'alliand New Brighton. Thiscom
nanv owns abocf 12 miles of river front, ran-.
ruins frma,Ievv Brlghtotf tr MoravlVInTEawa
icuui cuuabr. irii.kiuuiuuiDa. udit -u.mlu
ton are operated by water power is told In the g
letter irom mat place, neo wuafr ia uuao ux .
The water power runs thren planing mills, a.
flour miir, a pottery, the Hartman Manufact-3
urmg tsompauy vrura, ui- uiuuu iitkwu
Steel Works, tbe Metric Metal Company's'
works, the-chemical works, the electric light
company's works, and the Beaver Falls Cut
lery Works, when those works ran at alt
Mr. Hartman has extensive plans for making
greater improvements to tbe water power, but
be is nevertheless decidedly la favor of a ship
canaL It was pretty -hard to get him to talk at
alt but he did finally say something.
"lam not opposed to a ship canal,'' he said,
"on the contrary have taken much Interest in
furthering the measure since the bill was fine
Introduced In the Legislature. I preach the
gospel of water power and water transporta
tion, even though it may be tbougbt heresy in
tois day of steam power and railroads."
Mr. Hartman has a keen appreciation of the
value of water powenlsupposebe ought to have
as he values bis plant at 11,000,000. "Only thosa
persons wbo have practical experience with
water power," be said, "can appreciate its
commercial value as compared with other
kinds of power. It is cheaper than natural gas
as a gift Here is 300 horse power harnessed
with tbe most modern improvements that has
run day and night now for IS months practically
without one dollar of expense, and with
out an hour's stoppage. At night tho
surplus power generates electricity to
light these towns over yonder.;'
(referring to the other side of the Lake Erie
Railroad track), 'It is transmitted by wire t
cable underneath streets to factories requiring
enormous power.
"In the good old days," Mr. Hartman con
tinned, "they brought the mills and factories
to the water nower. oftentimes at great disad
vantage; now we locate factories at the most " i
convenient points, ana carry too water power a
tn thpm either hv cable or electridtv." VJ
In answer to a question as to the extent of
the falls ot the Beaver river, and the water
power available, Mr. Hartman replied:
"Within four miles of its mouth, and not SO
miles from Pittsburg. 12.000 horse power can bat" ,
made available. However, Daa engineering at
tbese dams and unwarranted encroachments of "
...I..... t..w ... .(troll ..i-n..r) tV,a iffahln
lMJilMU.U4I.WtUIJ .b,k.faV. ...U . 1 tMU. W i. ,
power. What a workshop this little valley
wouia-ne u tne energy ox man were ous auueu.
to the f nil forces of nature available in thla:
river, and to tbe development of minerals ta!
these adjoining hillsT ,
"I conlan't tell you the tonnage of the Beaver
Valley," Mr. Hartman said, "but there are over,
60 factories and Individual establishments be-
tA.n thn north end of Beaver Falls and East .
Rnhpstpr" 1
In answer to the question whether or not ho
thought the canal would he built, Mr. Hartman
"If tbe engineers' pronounce the route prao-.
tical.then yes how soon I will not say hut It
must come eventually, and it little matters
whit the cost. Our neoDle can't realize tbe in
calculable value of a canal to tbe lakes. Think.
of Pittsburg having a thousand miles of water
transportation through tbose inland seas of thav
Northwest, and then with the Oblo lmDroved
by a system ot dams that will render it uaviga-
Die all tne year, giving us Auwaaaiuonai miies
of constantly navigable waters to the South-,'
west,and Pittsburg would undoubtedly become
what nature has christened it the inland ciry
of this continent
"Public sentiment is growing rspiaiy in tavor?
ottho canaL" Mr. Hartman went on, "and!
wlthnublio men like Governor Beaver and
Senator O.nav thoroughly enlisted in the move
ment, we are encouraged to believe that thai
crime of once abandoning tbe old canal will bal
atoned for by the substitution of another andj
vastly oe.ter one. te
"England with her matmiScent system of
railroads has never permitted her canals jo fall?
into disuse ana now comes iorwara speuaing
minions of rounds sterling to convert her chief
Inland cities into sea norts. Then in ContKlS
nental Europe see what a network of canals and
waterways arecareiuiiy raainiaineu, luiuougog
tbe railroads, if not owned by the Govern-I
ments, are operated by the cheapest labor ofj
the world's market" TjM
In answer to the question as to how he would
advise the procurence of water during the sea4
son of summer drought, Mr. Hartman replied:
"I would dam the tributaries. Hundreds, ofj
millions of gallons can be held in storage., be4
sides creating great water powers, nothing
visionary In this, perfectly practical as any one
can see. Besides, the expense would not bo od-j
jectionaoie." "
And then this was the Parthian dart of.Mr?l
Hartman. "When we see a fortune In nature's!
forces rolling by us every year unutilized,' tsl
aon't require a surgical operation to gecitne
lact into me thickest neaa mat snea reckless I
waste will not always last"
Now, I can't give the tonnage of Beaver
raiisuauiinnaoucwnaciiu. abb AiiafATOSI
readers will nave to be patient ou mat score.-
C. T. DAwwwl
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