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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH. "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY"
lawrenceyille Citizens Mov
ing for a Breathing Spot.
SCHENLEY TOO DISTANT.
What Prominent Citizens of That
MILLMM AND CHILDREK'S WANTS
For several months past an agitation has
been in progress in Lawrenceyille among
the prominent residents to educate the peo
ple up to the needs of a park. The only
available ground which could be used for
snch purposes is a plot belonging to
the Allegheny Arsenal, between Butler
street and Penn avenue, covering about 30
acres. Mr. Samuel Patterson, postmaster of
Station B., who has been the initial mover
of a number of schemes for the betterment
of the working class of the district, has
drawn up a petition. The following is a
To the Senate and Home of Bepretentatives of toe
We, the undersigned citizens of the Law
ren.iville district, of the city of Pittsburg,
Bute of Pennsylvania, respectfully represent
that the United States of America is possessed
of a large piece of gronnd lying between Butler
street and Penn avenue, being part of the
ground of the Allegheny Arsenal, which is very
little used by the War Department, and which
owing to its vicinity to the homes of the work
men in onr mills and shops, would make a park
of priceless value to the famines of all our peo
tile. " Therefore, we do humbly petition the Con
gress of the United States to grant us the use
of that portion of the Arsenal grounds during
tbese peaceful times to the end that our people
may be elevated and improved by admission to
an accessible and healthy place of recreation
This move on the part of Mr. Patterson is
hailed with pleasure by the people of the .
locality. No part of the city is more deserv
ing of a park than Lawrenceyille, Most of
the residents of the district are the sons of
toil. In the hot summer days the men work
in mills, and it can be truly said of them
that tbey "earn their bread by the sweat of
their brow." After these men finish their
days' work it is too far for them to go to Al
legheny or the Schenley Park. To open this
unused ground will be a great boon to the
neighborhood. That it will be fully appre
ciated and patronized there can be no doubt.
TJKCLE SAM IS RICK.
Now that a benevolent lady, Mrs. Schen
ley, donates a large tract of land near Oak
land, it is not too much to expect thatTJucle
Sam, who is-mncb. "richer than Mrs. Schen
ley, will acceed to the request of the Law
renceyille petitioners. Congressman Dalzell
has already asked for a donation of the
ground by bill, and when the true wants of
the people are set before Congress it is ex
pected that the upper portion of the arsenal
will be thrown open.
Lawrenceyille is peculiarly the home of
the industrious workmen. It is built up of
small, but neat, houses. Every year tin
district is becoming more and more popular.
About a month ago The Dispatch called
attention to the large increase Presidential
property in that section. Within the dis
trict there have been above 600 bonses built
during the past year, which means a large
accession to the population. "With this fact
before the men who are fathering this
scheme, they think that a park would not
only be a luxury, but an absolute necessity.
It is proposed by the petitioners to make
the prospective park popular by introducing
music on summer evenings, and laying out
portions for games. The latter will be a
special feature. The young men of the dis
trict are practically without a place to enjoy
outside sports. In the past years it was a
usual sight to see congregations of youths
standing on the corners of the streets be
moaning their fate because they had no
place tn go to where they could participate
in innocent sport. All" the disaffection oi
the young men would be swept away by
having such a parkas the Allegheny arsenal.
A BOOIT FOB CniLDEEN.
There are other considerations which
ought to go far to consummate the park pro
ject. Some open space ought to be pro
vided where the children may go after
school has closed. Now the streets are gen
erally packed in the evening by children.
If the arsenal was opened the children
could go to the park, and it would obviate
the noise and clatter which is so prevalent
on the streets.
Mr. Samuel Pattersou, to whom all
praise is dne for having started this scheme,
said: "Lawrenceyille ought to have a park,
and a project is now on foot to obtain that
which the neighborhood needs. This dis
trict is the home ot the toiling masses. No
suburban district of Pittsburg is so badly
off for a place of recreation as this district.
"When the mill men come home from their
work in the summer time they are generally
tired. Most of them work for ten hours in
mills before furnaces, or at the rolls, and
when they come home, after washing
and dressing, they are not disposed
to go three or four miles to a park. The
result is that they sit out on the door steps
in narrow streets, and in many cases they
are denied the free girt of breathing pure
air. Let us open this ground. It is lying
practically unused now. There is nothing
in the wind that we can hear that sounds
like war. The United States is at peace
with all foreign nations, and more than this
the bonds that tie the North and South to
gether will never again be snapped. In
face ot this fact I think it but a reasonable
demand to ask the Congress of the United
States to let us have the use of this ground
for our enjoyment and for the good health
of the neighborhood.
WH.Ii MEIT NEED IT.
"Men who toil in mills all day, ought to
have a place where they can spend their
leisure hours. In this locality there is
only the arsenal grounds which can be
used for park purposes. It is near the
homes of the mill men, and if the Govern
ment grant our petition, these toilers will
be better able to tackle a day's work
after spending the night previous in green
fields and breathing pure air."
The petition will be industriously circu
lated, and Mr. Patterson-feels sure that
every man in Lawrenceyille will sign it.
It a long list of names appeals strongly to
doughty Congressmen the bill of Mr.
Dalzell appropriating the arsenal ground
to the city will surely be passed.
Dr. Covert, a prominent physician of
Lawrenceyille, said: "The park project
which is now on foot is a splendid idea for
this part of the city. Por years the people
have longed for such a place, where the
hard-worked men in our factories and mills
can go alter their labors are over to breathe
pure air and rest their bodies.
MONET IS HEEDED.
"The probability is that the scheme will
be enthusiastically favored by the great mass
of the community. To convert the grounds
into a park would require an expenditure of
money to make it attractive. It is question
able, however, in my mind whether the peo
ple would regard it of sufficient benefit or
importance to justify the additional taxa
tion necesssary to make the improvements.
The grounds would have to be laid out in
walks and drives; fountains, shrubberies,
flower beds and other ornamentations would
be required. There is a spring in the grounds
which would furnish water it a miniature
lake was constructed.
"The apDreciation and want of such a park
are shown by the thousands who flock there
whenever the trrouods are thrown open to
thepublic. The Government has no special
seed lor the ground. The lower portion is
sufficient for all Governmental purposes.
In the summer season music could be fur
nished by a good band for the elevation of
the masses. Music is a desirable feature in
all parks. It is not debasing, and it has a
wholesome effect in all communities. A
j park is a good substitute for high license. I
am oeciaeaiy in iavor ot the project, it
would give a boom to real estate, as wit
nessed by property being gobbled up in the
vicinity of Schenley Park."
Charles Bunnette,who has had large busi
ness relations in the district for many years,
"I am glad to see a movement to petition
Congress for the use of the arsenal. It is a
want long felt. There is no place out this
way where people have the advantages that
residents in other portions have. Certainly
we have a grand cemetery, but people are
not over fond of promenading in the city of
the dead. It is a morbid feeling that makes
a man constantly hang around graves.
A PLACE FOB CHILDBEJT.
"There shonld be a place provided for our
children to go to. It la a sad reflection on
our advanced civilization to see the children
playing on the streets and in the alleys.
Not only this, it is unhealthy. "While chil
dren are growing into maturity they ought
to have the best places to go to. Such a
place as the arsenal would be ot great ad
vantage to our children, and I would favor
the scheme for this reason, if for no other.
"The laboring men, those who toil in oar
mills, deserve a resting and a breathing
place. Their only place now is to loaf on
their doorsteps. They cannot get the pure
air in the closed up streets. Having a park
to go to would conduce to greater social in
timacy among the people.
Mr. William Beeves said: "I am in favor
of converting the upper portion of the
arsenal into a park. Anything that I can
do to further the scheme I will do. We
have long wanted a pleasant resort in this
district, end if it can be carried through, it
will be hailed with pleasure by all the resi
dents. Mr. Melville To tten said: "Ihopethepro
ject will be consummated. I favor the park
scheme, yet I prefer that the upper end of
the arsenal should be sold in lots for resi
dences. We are cramped for building
room in the district."
Mr. Patterson, who holds the petition,
says that it has been signed by a number of
prominent citizens, yet he does not want it
to go to representative John Dalzell until
ereiy person in the district signs it.
THE JAIL'S RECORD.
Bltr Increase in the Number of Prisoners'
and Expenses The Warden Denies
On Saturday, the 4th inst., the board
meets to decide who shall be-warden of the
county jail. As the board consists of 13
members' the old song of "When 13 meet ata
table one is sure to die," seems to come in
with peculiar force. The report of Warden
Berlin for the year is incomplete, as the jail
business for the year closed at midnight, and
when he was seen be was busily
immersed in the books which have
been so accurately kept that it
took only about ten minutes to find out the
status of the jail accounts. In the first place,
the jail is thrown open for inspection, and
tne cleanliness ana general good order need
not be expatiated upon, as it is a matter of
The figures on the management of the
county jail show startling results with re
gard to the increase of prisoners, as well as
the decrease of expenses. There were 7,007
prisoners in the jail up to 6 P. u. yesterday,
as against 5,840 in the year before snowing
a vast increase in the floating population.
The cost of running the institution was,
for a wonder, decreased, although the num
ber of guests was increased. For bread,
meat and groceries and vegetables the
amount spent was $4,566 38; supplies and
repairs, $1,325 39; salaries, $8,400; improve
ments and equipments, (931 62, as against
$1,148 40 lor last year.
The election question for the wardenship
which has been so widely discussed is some
what complicated at present. A careful"
canvass of the situation Ehowi Smith and
Berlin in the field, with a majority in favor
oi Berlin. It needs only seven votes to
elect, and from talks with the Judges, the
County Commissioners and the two Mayors
of Pittsburg and Allegheny the deduction
is taken that a majority is in favor of John
This is the more peculiar, as yesterday the
former matron of the jail placed an affidavit
in court, taken before 'Squire Kennedy, of
Grant street, charging the present warden
with offensei which he claims to be ready to
refute through being able ttf show his exact
location at specified" dates. The complaint
of the ex-matron was filed in eonrt yester
day, and when investigated will result in a
simple question of veracity. The warden
states positively that during the three
months in which the lady exercised her
prerogatives as matron he did not even cross"
the door oi her rooms, nor had occasion to
see her for even official reasons.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incident of n Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Bendy Rending.
The number of deaths in the city for the
week ending Saturday, as given by the report
of the Bureau of Health, was S3, against 68 for
the corresponding week last year. Diseases of
the throat and lungs continue to have tbe
largest number of victims. From pneumonia
tbero were 11 deaths: from consumption, 9;
croup. 5; diphtheria. 4; laryngitis and bron
chitis, 2 each. Thirteen were children less tban
1 year, and 29 had not reached 5 years. There
were 6 deaths of persons oyer 70 years, 2 of
them being chargeable to old age. The deaths
in tbe different sections of the city were : East
End, 31; Southside, 27; old city, 24
Last night John Williams, stable boss at
Waiawright's brewery.'was made the recipient
of a very handsome present, in tbe shape of a
parlor set. A gift from tbe drivers. Tbe
presentation speech was made by James Mul
vancy, Mr. Williams managed to make a
Patrick Downey, who lives"at Soho, had a
hearine before Alderman Jones last evening on
a charge of assault and battery, preferred by
Michael Kain, who testified that Downey
struck him on the head with, a cobble stone,
knocking lilm down. He was held under KM0
bail for court.
Messes. Wm. J. Houck and Joseph P. E.
Nags spent Sunday with lriends of Tiffin.
O. At Steubenville they were the guests
of Miss Katie Foley, who is on a visit to her
parents, accompanied with her friend. Miss
Reports from McKeesport acree that tbe
options on property in that borough, suppos
ably for railroad purnoscs, have been renewed,
and that the McKeesport and Bellevernon
Railroad will j et secure a route to Pittsburg.
The overturning of a converter at the Besse
mer Steel Worts yesterday badly burned!
wuiiam jteppier, a new worker in tbe con
verting mill. His ears were burned off, and he
was brought to the Mercy Hospital.
Mayor McCallin received a telegram
from Dale station, on the P.. B. Buffalo
Railway, yesterday, statine that Max Cohen,
a Hebrew peddler from this city, bad been run
over there and killed.
Mary Black, a little girl Hying on Forbes
street, slipped on a banana peel in front of her
home yesterday afternoon, dislocating her hip
joint. She was attended by Dr. Rankin.
The Coroner's verdict on the death of Annie
Griffith, who died at tbe Point on Saturday,
was death from natural causes. Her husband,
Louis Griffith, was censnred for neglect.
Chables Hoffman, of No. 60 Liberty
street, Allegheny, was seriously injured in tbe
breast yesterday by a cart hook. He worked in
the lumber yards of Kopt & Voeghtly.
WnxiAK Mattjr, an engineer In A M.
Byers & Co.s mill, on South Seventh street,
was seriously injured yesterday evening by
being caught In some shafting.
The Hoard of Viewers yesterday held a
meeting to receive claims for damages by the
opening of Landwc'ir street, from Penn
avenue to Marcbaud street.
George Codxsos, the Hungarian, was held
for murder.by the Coroner yesterday, accord
ing to the verdict on the death of Ajello
A thief robbed the drugstore of W. F.
McDonald, corner Jackson and Buena Vista
streets, Saturday night. He took 500 cigars.
At a recent meeting ot Company B, Eigh
teenth Regiment, a series of resolutions in
memory of Harry G. Clothier were passed.
Murphy nnd Glenn Get Even.
"The two Johns," Murphy and Glean,
Mayor Pearson's best detectives, yesterday
presented to Bichard T. a beautiful bronze
clock. The gift was an entire surprise.
MAT ROTHATE LIGHT.
The Allegheny County Light Company
Refases All Concessions.
ORGANIZED LABOR CONCERNED.
Mr. J. D. Weeks Refers to tbe Condition of
the Steel Market
AND TAKES A CONSEKYATITE TIEW
The Allegheny Conuiy Light Company
has practically elected to test its strength
against that of the united labor organiza
tions and its supporters, in this city and the
The joint committees of the Electrical
Union and united labor organizations, rep
resenting a numerical strength ot about
50,000 men in the county, furnished the
company for its consideration an
agreement which purported to reg
ulate the conditions under which em
ployes of the company should con
tinue in their work. The agreement
included that the men should be sober and
steady; that if any'of the cien should be dis
charged for incompetency, etc, that the
charges should be investigated; that the
wages in force should be paid for a certain
period, and that all the old workers for the
company should be re-employed, except
those who had given just cause for their dis
charge. In reply to the request for an answer to
the above suggestions for settlement, in sub
stance the following reply was sent to the
committees: "That the company claims, un
der certain obligations to the public, the
right to choose its men; that the present
men are satisfactory to the company, and
that no reason exists why those men who
voluntarily left the employment of the com
pany should be shown iavor.
NO TAVOB SHOWN.
"And that so long as the men perform the
duties assigned them to tbe satisfaction of
the company, no discrimination will be
made against them for belonging to or not
belonging to an organization, and that al
though there is no question of wages in
volved, the men will always be dealt with
as heretofore as lavorably as men engaged
in like pursuits in other places."
General Manager Blaxter said, when
called upon, that the company's reply fully
outlined its position. He took the stand
that the company was acting in the in
terests of its own contracts and its commer
cial subscribers, and he added that he did
not expect any trouble.
Tbe Electrical Union met last evening
and considered the company's reply. The
view taken by the workers is that the com
pany means to assert its strength in the
direction of choosing non-union or union
1 Vr.i. n4 Hm Jiiia!hii Tha voenlf r m
lengthened debate on the question was that
the strike would be made general, that all
the employes of the company would be
CALLED OUT TO-DAY
and that a bitter warfare would commence.
John D. O'Shea said: "In this matter the
Allegheny County Light Company is not
solely antagonizing the Electrical Union,
comprising a membership of about 200
meq, but the whole body of organized labor
in this city and county. A very conserva
tive estimate of the members of organized
workers in this county places the number at
One of the remarkable features of this
difficulty is that the company, at the in
stance of a Southside Councilman, should
continue to pay wages to one of its foremen
a'ter he had been discharged by it. The
foreman referred to, Robert Daley, states
that he made no application for his wages,
but he finds'his envelope at his residence,
on the Hill, every Saturday evening, just
the same. In this connection, it is stated
on very good authority, that the company
is laying a pipe to obtain the sole right to
supply light to this city, and, of course, to
tbe detriment of another company, which is
desirous of obtaining equal rights.
MB. WEEKS ON THE IRON TRADE.
He Fears a Reaction From Present Hlb
Prices A Conservative View Favored by
the Iron Trade Editor.
Mr. Joseph D. Weeks, Secretary of the
"Western Iron Association, was asked yes
terday, whether the association contem
plated advancing the selling price of bar
iron above the 2 cent point Eeference was
also made to a report that the Eastern
Association had invited a conference on the
question of extras. In this connection, Mr.
"We have not received any communica
tion from tbe Eastern men asking for a
con'erence, either on the conditions of the
markets, or regarding the matter of extra
prices. There seems to be a feeling abroad,
that the "Western Iron Association should
meet to consider as to whether the state of
the iron market would not warrant " an ad
vance in the card rate, but, as far as I am
at the present moment able to judge, there is
positively no necessity for its meeting for any
such purpose. The condition of the iron
market, in point of fact, does not warrant
any advance being made. If you will no
tice the recent advance in prices, or 'boom'
as some people inappropriately term it is
in steel products and not in iron. Business
in rails and steel products generally is very
good, while iron remajns stationary."
Continuing, Mr. Weeks said: "The out
look ior the year is very encouraging. The
volume oi trade has increased wonderfully
in a somewhat limited time, and I am pre
paring figures on the subject which will
show that the increase in the year's trade is
very great. The expectation for next year
is very good, but with regard to the future
of the iron and steel markets it is really
very bard to know what to say. It is a very
curious condition of affairs when steel con
tinues to advance as it does while there is no
appreciable change in tbe iron market.
I will not attempt to explain this, but
it is just a nice point to foresee what will be
the outcome of the present advances in the
steel market. It may be that we are enter
ing on a period of unusual prosperity, and
that there may be legitimate reason for pres
ent prices being maintained, bat I think,
for all that, it is unwise to regard the 'boom'
as anything more than an unusual stimulus
applied to special lines, and fears should be
entertained for a reaction. The advance in
prices I regard as singular, and I must con
less I am not prepared with an explanation.
, "The iron trade in the latter end of the
year is in a very much better condition tban
at the commencement. The improvement is
likely to last, but then, again, it is Impos
sible to say when a drop might occur. Ex
perience shows us that every period of in
crease or advance is followed by a corre
sponding period of depression, and while
the advance never reaches the point of the
previous rise, the depression always falls a
point lower. That the fall is lower each
time is due to the increased facilities for
cheaper production which are brought into
vogue, the outcome of the necessity owing to
falling prices. Prom advices irom England
I learn that the English expect to do a large
trade with us daring the coming year, bat I
think they will be disappointed. Ten years
ago Americans were badly bitten by making
large investments in the English product
when the condition of tbe home and foreign
markets seemed to warrant them in doingso.
But the reaction came, and when the time
for delivery arrived the American market
was underselling the English. Jnst at pres
ent English steel is selling at a higher figure
tban the home product"
Deferring to the prospective increase in
the duty on tin plate, Mr. Weeks said that
should Congress increase the duty to a point
which will allowof America competingwith
England, that within 48 hours after the act
was passed 30 mills would be gotten under
way in this district alone.. Up to November
j the amount of tin plate imported during
the year ,amourrted to about 300,000 tons;
DEPENDS ON THE WATEE.
Tbe Chautauqua Ice Company Have Not Vet
Decided to Use Machines.
The Chautauqua Lake Ice Company met
yesterday afternoon to determine whether
they will resort to the use of ice machines
owing to the uncertain state of the weather.
The company is thinking of putting in two
machines that will cost 575,000 apiece.
After the meeting, General Manager C.
F. Vallowe state'd that they had concluded
to wait for another week before thev de
cided. The company is boring a well on
its grounds, and much depends on the out
come. If they can secure the water they
may go into tbe artificial business The
company still has hopes that the weather
will change, and there may be a good ice
crop after alL
MINEES TO MEET.
Thev Will Consider the Question of Restrict
A circular has been sent out to the miners
and laborers in the Pittsburg district calling
on them to attend the convention to be held
here January 7 to consider the questions of
price and restriction. It is urged on the
men to send delegates to the Columbus con
vention a few weeks later to take up these
In the circular four questions are sub
mitted to the miners:- Do you favor sending
delegates to the Columbus convention? Are
you in favor of adopting the Indianapolis
scale, making 90 cents per ton lor the Pitts
burg district? Do you favor restriction by
working less hours, restricting the tonnage
or suspension of mining at stated periods.
JJDGAE THOMSON MEN.
Are Thev Working; Under the Amalgamated
or Sliding; Scale f
An inquiry bos been made as to whether
the men working in the Edgar Thomson rail
mills work under the Amalgamated Asso
ciation or under the Carnegie sliding scale.
The rail mill workers aro not members of
the Amalgamated and are working under
the sliding scale. None of the workers iu
the Edgar Thomson belong to the Amalga
A SCHOOL SHORTAGE.
The Appropriation Not as Large ns Sup
posed by S11.S29 Nlsfat Schools Will
While preparing his balance yesterday
morning preparatory to making his final
draft on the Controller's office. Secretary
Beisfar, of the Central Board of Education,
discovered a shortage of $11,829. In making
the appropriation for the fiscal year, the
Finance Committee of Councils instead of
appropriating $384,304, only made provision
ior $372,475, which is $11,829 less than the
amount certified to by Secretary Beisfar
Secretary Beisfar, when seen by a DIS
PATCH representative last night, said: "It
has never been our custom heretofore to give
ourselves any concern about the amountthat
we certified to, because the actof Assembly
relating to appropriations for public schools
distinctly says that we shall certify to the
amount necessary, and that Councils shall
appropriate the money. 1 was. therefore.
considerably surprised this morning to find
such a shortage.
"Mr. T. D. Keller, Chairman of the
Finance Committee of the board, has been
hugging to his bosom the hope that at the
close of the fiscal year February 1, we
would have a balance of some $11,000 on
hand. As it now is we will have but $41,
657 to draw on for the balance of the year.
Of this amount the salaries of the day
school teachers will consume $37,600, leav
ing us about $4,900 with which to pay the
salaries of the night school teachers and
"In our estimate, submitted to the Mayor
last February, we had an item of $3,000 for
the erection of a dwelling for the janitor ot
-the Pittsburg Hjgtf'Sch&ol. 'We are now
congratulating ourselves that this matter
was not taken up this year. Had we gone
ahead with the building we would not have
had sufficient funds to pay the January sal
aries. As it is, we come out even.
"The onlyhardship theshortage will work
is that the night school sessions will be lim
ited to forty nights. A number of the wards
have made application for an extra session
of twenty nights. It was our intention to
extend the time. Now, of course, we are
unable to do it"
"What authority did the Finance Com
mittee have for its action?" was the query
put to the Secretary.
"That is something I cannot explain.
Had the matter been discovered earlier in
the year, an investigation might have been
made. As it is we will not sustain any loss.
"We will now have to cut our coat according
to the cloth."
A NEW UAILR0AD SWITCH.
Oliver Bros, fc Phillips to Receive Better
Oliver Bro s. are contemplating big im
provements to facilitate their shipping at
their Southside mills. Messrs. Jolly &
Wemeberg, contractors, have secured a
contract from the company to construct a
railroad from the Lake Erie yards into their
The new railroad will be built from the
foot of South Thirteenth street, along the
street into the mill. A big retaining wall
will also be built The work, together with
laying new sewerage, -will cost between
$15,000 and $20,000.
The company have long been contemplat
ing this scheme. They have for some time
past been hindered in shipping their pro
duce, owing to the imperlect facilities in,
the way of transferring their goods from the
mill to the railroad. Haying now pro
cured an ordinance for building, and con
necting their miil with the Lake Erie, they
will have the best accommodations for
shipping their wire, with the quickest
ATTACKING THE TOLL E0ADS.
Tbo Snrvcy Committee of the Alleebeny
Councils Wants Them tbollsbed.
A meeting of the Survey Committee of
the Allegheny Councils was held last even
ing. The question of abolishing the toll
gates and turnpikes was discussed. Mr.
Kennedy was in favor of having the City
Solicitor instructed to condemn all the
A sub-committee of three, consisting of
Messrs. Gilliford, Kennedy and Dahlinger,
was appointed to investigate the matter and
ascertain for what amount the roads could
be purchased by the city and report at tho
WEDDED ON -NEW YEAR'S TE.
An Allegheny Con pie Will Commence 1S90
ns Husband nnd Wife.
Miss Louise Eichenlaub, a sister of De-
tective William Eichenlaub, of Allegheny,
was married at 830 o'clock last evening to
Walter Davis, at 120 Fountain street, Alle
gheny, by the Bev. Dr. Woodburn.
Only the immediate friends of the bride
and groom witnessed the ceremony. They
received a number of valuablo wedding
CRUSHED IN A MINE.
A To nng Mnn Injured In an Abandoned Shalt
James Anderson, a 14-year-old boy, was
buried iu an abandoned coal mine at Brad
dock yesterday, and it was several hours
before he could be rescued. His skull was
crushed in several places, and it is thonght
that he is injured internally. Several com
panions, who entered the mine with him,
escaped with a few slight bruises.
BOBBING THE POOR.
Employment Agencies Probably Ke-
sponsible for Two Deaths.
CAUGHT BY A TRAIN ON A BRIDGE.
Sent on a Wild Goose Chase for Work
THE TICT1MS ARE NOW IN THE MORGUE
The Police Bureau has at last found a
good case against the employment agency
business, and it will be broken up within a
very short time. Two lives lost,' Albert
Stern and W. H. Eugel, both said to be
victims of employment agency work, lie in
the morgue this morning, while Max Mol
terer, the boy who escaped, is held as a
witness by the Department of Public Safety.
Yesterday afternoon between 1 and 2
o'clock Albert Stern, a young Hebrew, and
W. H. Engel, a German of about 40 years
of age, were knocked from a trestle bridge
near Shousetown by a Pittsburg and Lake
Erie passenger train and killed.
Max Molterer said, when seen at the Cen
tral station, that he had paid $2 SO for a
card from the employment agency, and the
other two had also done so, and were sent on
wild goose chases for work out of town.
A WILD GOOSE CHASE.
They failed to find the promised employ
ment, and were returning on foot to this
city, their money having been all spent in
car fare going down. The bridge is a
long, single-track affair, and the men
had reached the middle of it when they
heard a passenger train behind them.
Engel and Stern started to run over the
ties'but Molterer, who was a little in the
rear, jumped upon a short and narrow plat
form located about the middle of the bridge
and was saved.
The two men killed were thrown from the
bridge some 50 feet to the ground. Stern
was instantly killed, and Engel died a few
minutes after he was picked up.
The Hebrew Association, which has a
most Christian feeling in never allowing a
Hebrew to be a beezar. an inmate of the
Poor Farm or other recipient of public
charity, will bury the remains of Stern this
morning at 9.. According to the require
ments of the association, the body lies un
touched at the Morgue with the clothes on
and the remains nnwashed.
AN INFORMATION MADE.
An information was made against Geisler,
the employment agent, laBt night, by In
spector McAleese, before Judge Gripp, and
his arrest will be probably be effected before
the news is read of the deaths attributed to
his work by the Police Bureau officials.
Inspector McAleese said when he made
the information against Geislerbefore Judge
Gripp: "This is simply infamous. The
men victimized by these employment agents
are necessarily the poorest people in the
world, and when they are led to their deaths
by such tricks, I think the charge ought to be
murder instead of swindling. Just think of
poor foreigners being sent out of town for
work, and not knowing the country or its
customs run up against a train and get
killed after finding, as in this case, the quest
for work fruitless. No man in the world
with the American spirit of giving anymau
a straight deal could sit on a jury and not
convict the perpetrator of such an outrage."
ALLEGHENY POLICE WORK.
December's Arrests nnd Police Bnsiness
Reported by Mayor Pearson.
The Police Committee of the Allegheny
Councils held its last meeting for last year
last evening, and approved pay rolls and
bills amonnting to $7,000.
The report of Mayor Pearson shows that
298 arrests were made during the month of
December. Fifty-six of these were sent to
tbe workhouse and 25 to jail. Tbe receipts
were $1,142.70. The patrol service traveled
The department asked for an appropria
tion of $95,000 for next year. i
thei mai iet be captueed.
Two of the Tnrentnm Murderers Supposed
to be Known, but Not Located.
When County Detective Langhorst was
asked last evening if he had succeeded in
obtaining a clew to the perpetrators of the
Tarentum murder he refused to make a pos
itive statemeht, but intimated that search
was proving satisfactory to the officers, but
he had nothing for publication. He inti
mated that the officers were on the trail of
at least two of the murderer?, but so far
they have not been located, although it is
expected that they will be captured within
a few weeks.
UNCLE SAM'S RECEIPTS.
His Money Order Ilnslness for J8S9 Was
n Bin Sum.
The money order department of the Pitts
burg Postoffice, shows up for 1889, receipts
$603,045 64. Disbursements, including the
cash on hand, $500 64, giving an exact
Great Britain leads in the money order
business for foreign countries, "being $17,
731 91. The domestic work, of course, ex
ceeds all foreign countries, aggregating in
money orders and postal notes, $107,549 41.
EDNA WAS TAKEN IS.
She Refused to Cense tho Sate of Liquor
When Warned by tbe Poller.
Edna Wallace was arrested last night by
Detective Coulson on a charge of selling
liquor on Sunday and without license, pre
ferred against her by Inspector McAleese.
She kept a speak-easy for a time on Liberty
street, but recently removed to Grant street
She was advised to leave her late place of
business, but detiantly refused. She will
have a hearing this morning before Magis
A FALL OP SLATE. "
A Coal Minor Bsdly Crushed In n Mine nt
Andrew Tras, a coal miner at Port Eoyal,
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, had his
left arm and leg crushed yesterday by a fall
of slate in the mine. He was brought to
the West Penn Hospital, where his injured
limbs were amputated. Tras is a married
man, 45 years of age
A Wntcb Presented.
D. Reiser, foreman of the winding de
partment at the WestinhouseElectric Com
pany, was presented with an elegant gold
watch by the men in his department Mr.
J. Susman made the presentation speech.
How to Trent Influenza.
A medicine that has gained a wide reputa
tion in a short time for the cure of influenza,
coughs and colds is Danner's Genuine Es
sence of Health. If used regularly braces
up the system against all diseases, and for
the depressing effects of influenza, cannot
be excelled. It instantly relieves, as its
action is immediate, and a speedy cure is
the result Try it and be convinced.
for sale by dealers and the Danner Medi
cine Company, 242 Federal street, Alle
The cold weather has come to stay, and if
you want to keep warm and save money at
the same time, use the Anderson burner,
that has proven to be the very cheapest gas
saving burner in the market
Standabd Plumbing Co.,
"svssu 82 Fourth avenue.
Those who use Prauenheim & Yilsack's
celebrated ale and porter pronounce it ex
cellent in flavor and very beneficial in its
effect Kept by all fint-claM dealers.
The .Provision of nn Economical Table
Brightly" Discussed Some .Figures on
County Controller Speer's advertisement,
asking bakers and butchers to compete for
the furnishing of supplies to the workhouse,
revives interest' in an engrossing subject It
is a common remark in some sections that
snch and such a man is "a good fellow, but
he doesn't know how to keep a hotel."
There are very few who do, and, what is
more, there are very ;W nennl whn
know how to provide an economi
cal table, though their necessities
may demand the most rigid economy. Could
a day laborer feed his family as well as peo
ple in the workhouse are fed, he might get
his head above water in time even on $1 50
a day wages, unless that family were very
large. There are no delicacies worth speak
ing of in tbe workhouse menu, but the food
eaten is well cooked and nutritious and
guests generally gain in weight
A woman who understands cooking could
get up food cheaper than they do at the
prisons il the poor had sufficient gumption
to buy wholesale, 50 or 100 families paying
a competent man s good salary to do it for
them. Under such an arrangement 40 cents
a day would feed a family of ordinary sue.
There is another thing to" be
learned from tbese statistics, and
it is the explanation of how
a saloon keeper can sell a glass of beer for 5
cents and throwjn a 15 cent lnncb. It is a
matter of common remark that some saloons
furnish a plate of soup and accompaniment
with a glass of beer better than can he had
in the average restaurant for 15 cents. Some
people think safety of the future is bound
up in the management of our public schools
and others place it in various other institu
tions, but though the idea may not be so in
spiriting, it is safe to say that no inconsider
able portion of future happiness will be
found in the dinner pot Dyspepsia cannot
much longer mask itself in the guise of re
ligion, and the latter becomes less gloomy
every year. The following figures furnished
by Messrs. Berlin and Warner are interest
ing: In 1887 bread for the jail cost $1,775 09;
meat, $812 72, and groceries and vegetables,
$880 24, a total of $3,468 05. The number
of guests entertained was 5,319, and the cost
of feeding them was 6 91-100 cents per day;
cost of entertaining guest3 per head,9 95-100
cents per day for food and supplies, and
total cost per head, including salaries, gas,
water, etc, 32 6-100 cents per day. War
den Berlin explained that this cost was con
siderably increased above the normal and
would be less in future, so there is a reason
able probability that boarders may event
ually be kept .for $1 per week, Including
chamber wards, salaries, etc, as the forego
ing includes over $1,500 cost of repairing,
furniture, telephone, etc. This was in 1887.
At the Claremont House in 1888, the daily
average number of guests was 564.121-336
and it cost to keep them $79,693 75. Tbey
did a little work about the hotel for which
tbey were credited in their board bills, $41,
195 71. The put-a-nickel-in-the-slot-weigh-iug-machine
at this hostelrie shows that the
guests averaged an increase of 2.7 pounds in
weight when they left If they didn't get
all they wanted, it at least seemed to agree
with them. Pood bills amounted to $21,
078 61, or about 10 cents a day, but as the
guests at Claremont worked, while those
at the Hotel Berlin did not they ate a
fraction of a cent's worth more food per day.
The daily average cost of maintaining each
guest was 38.58-100 cents, but their earnings
reduced it to 18.64-100 cents.
ImpuritiEB in Hie Liver.
When tbe Liver is crowded or clotted
with a mass of impurities, Us action be
comes slow and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Fain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing; if unchecked, in
BROKEN DOWN SYSTEMS.
When you have these symptoms, try a
few doses of the genuine
DR. C. McLANE'S
Celebrated Liver Pills.
Price, 25 cents. Sold by all druggists,
and prepared only by Fleming Bros
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in Ut Louis.
NEW YEAR GIFTS-
DIAMONDS, WATCHES. JEWELRY,
and FANCY GOODS.
Notwithstanding tbe fact that our holiday
sales were tbe largest on record we bare re
plenished our stock by telegram orders and now
show a very complete line for those wbo antici
pate making New Year presents.
E. P. ROBERTS I BDNB,
COR. FIFTH AVE. AND MARKET ST.
Never fail to cure.
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES,
SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES.
the great European remedy against all
COUGHS AND HOARSENESS.
Sold by all Druggists.
Bmall boxes, 23c; large boxes, SOc
CIQAR CABINETS FOR CHRISTMAS
gifts, hermetically sealed, so as to preserve
tbe cigars fresh and moit from heat of nataral
gas. For sale by JOHN A. RENSHAW
& CO., Fancy Grocers, cor. Liberty and Ninth
CLEAR HAVANA CIGARS-A FRESH AR
RIVAL just in. Tbe best cigar for $7 per
bundred; quality gnaranteed. For sale by
JOHN A. RENSHAW fcCO..
Fancy Grocers, corner Liberty and Ninth
French, kendrick Co.,
THE CHINA STORE,
518 BMITHFIELD STREET,
- Opposite City Hallr
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THEI WANT POSITIOflg
Postmaster McKeao Already ReeeivlasJU
plications for Jobs. H.
James S. McKean, the new postmasiSj
who returned from New York 7$n
morning, stated to a Dispatch reporter
that ha already had received a numoejjofi.
yjjuuuuiu irom persons wno wantea,posl
uons m ine postomce. "Tbey areVapH
parenwy unaware ot the fact that there- is
a civil service law," said Mr. McKeafil
-j.ney ass ior positions of any kindfandl
oto nut (jimiciuar aoout wnat wey get. yjK
"In the conversation I hud witli jtw3
Quay I was assured by the Senator that if
was noi unaer any obligations to him oranyg
one else for the appointment This leaves
me clear to act as I please, and I will corrf
auct ine omce on business principles.
ALLEGHENY HEALTH MATTEKS.4il
There Is on Epidemic of Typhoid Fevsr lai
tbe City Across tbs Way. iSfit
The Health Committee of Allegheny tmrt
last night and approved bills to the amount"
of $1,378 59. a
City Physician Woodburn stated that thej:
deaths for the last month numbered4l.'
typhoid fever, phthisis, whooping cough and .
pneumonia being the prevailing diseases..
The doctor reported a slight increase of ty-fL
phoid fever, and stated that he could give!
no reasons for this. The disease preyalliM
throughout the entire city, the hill wardsft
suffering most V?S?h
Identified by a Picture.
The identity of Patrick Carney, w
killed at Braddock last week, wa est
by s picture taken before hewas
The relatives of the man identified th
through the picture, and his Cody w.
transferred lrsm the "&;.t field fc
The twelfth anniversary of Moorheai"
Union, W. C. T. TJ., will be observedlTtheV
rooms of the nnion to-day in Moorh'ea'd'
Hall, on Grant street and Second avenuel
Open house to all friends of temperance will
be the programme. '
BeichajTS Pins cure sick headacne. .
Peaks' Soap, the pnreat and best ever made. '
January i, 1890.
JDS. HDRNE X EffiSl
PENN AVENUE STORES
PirrSBTjEO, Wednesday, Jan.L'lSSa1
HAPPY NEW YEAR 'A
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HAiM" NEW YEAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR -,
i TO ALT. OUR CUSTOMERS,
Fax and near, and a reminder that cur 1?
SPECIAL JANUARY SAIiEI
SPECIAL JANUARY SAIiEl
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,
THURSDAY, JANUARY a,'
And it will surpass anything of the sort i
ever seen in this store that will be;
enough to brine everybody, vs.feelc
sure, to this
JANUARY BARGAIN SALES
Special announcements .will" appear
from day to day.
Thursday, January X the flrrtdayj
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