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The National Shipping and
TO GIYE HABEISOU THE TIP
Tankee Sailors, Yankee Ships and
MUST RECEIVE U. S. PROTECTION.
Geo. A. Kelly, of the Committee, Tells How
Pittsburg Will Gain
"WHEN ALL SHIPS ARE MADE AT HOME
A committee from the National Shipping
.and Industrial League of America passed
through the Union depot last night en route
for Indianapolis, where they intend to wait
upon President-elect Harrison for the pur
jxise of giving him pointers in regard to his
The committee is composed of Andrew
"Wheeler, of Philadelphia; George A. Kel
ly, of Pittsburg; H. G. Ganz, of Delaware;
Colonel Pitkin, of Louisiana; 51. H.Webb,
of New York; Ambrose Snow, of New York;
A. P. Hicgins, of New York, and A. N.
Vanderbilt, of New York.
These gentlemen were appointed at the
fourth annual convention of the National
Shipping and Industrial League, held in
"Washington from January 30 until Febru
jlr. G. A. Kelly, who has been a frequent
delegate to the conventions of the league
from the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce,
and who, in consequence of the interest he
has taken in thtir object, has been elected
Vice President twice, gave a Dispatch
representative yesterday a statement as to
the ends the league have in view, and in
what manner they hope to interest the President-elect
in their behalf.
THEIE SPLENDID SCHEME.
The members of the league have made it
their lusk to revive the shipping and marine
interests of the United States for thejurpose
of promoting, developing and distributing
the products of American labor by an ex
tension of the merchant marine of this
country, and to establish thereby more inti
irate commercial intercourse with other
countries by frequent and direct mail
They argue that to-day the products of
American labor and manufacture, 'the
products of American soil, and the exports
as well as imports from and to this country
generally, are in the hands of foreigners.
They say American mail, instead of being
carried by ships flying the American flag
is entirely in the hands of European Gov
ernments. Then the league proves that
while 100 years ago American ships, with
the American flag, were known as traders
in all the waters of the globe, there are
scarcely any noticeable anywhere to-day.
The members of the league will draw the
attention of General Harrison to the fact
that England, Prance, Germany, Italy and
Spain subsidize their ships so that in case
of necessity, such as war, they can make
them part and parcel of the Government
service. Such a state of affairs, if it were
to happen to-day, would have such an effect
upon America as would produce
NOTHING LESS MAS A PANIC.
And for the reason that her commerce is
not protected, America has no ships of her
own. Consequently, if the foreign ships,
which now, perforce, have to do the duty of
transporting American products, were
called in by their own Governments, and
taken away from American wafers, Amer
ican commerce would be at a standstill.
That is one of the greatest reasons why
American shipping should be revived.
Then it will be pointed out what facilities
America has for shipbuilding. It is a well
known fact that the fastest and best ships
are built in America, and the committee of
the league will with pride point to the May
flower, Volunteer and the Puritan as model
flyers. Again, it is stated that ship build
ing will revive an industry that will em
ploy thousands of laboring men, because
the coat of every ship entails 85 per cent of
its price to wage earners.
A great advantage to the Government will
accrue by the revival of the Merchant Ma
rine on this account. It is an appalling,
but nevertheless a well-substantiated fact
that in case the American Government
were to be forced into an embroglio with a
foreign power, its resources to recuperate
ler disrupted navy would be very slim. '
YANKEE SEAMEN DEMANDED.
But the league committee claims, and
General Harrison will so be told, that the
seamen of a merchant marine, could be
transformed into very serviceable naval
soldiers in a very short time. Anyhow,
they would know how to handle a ship,
which would be of the greatest advantage.
"These are some of the points," Mr.
Kelly stated, "which the committee of the
National Shipping and Industrial League
will impress upon General Harrison.
"It is our hope," he continued, "that the
President-elect will mention the matterin his
inaugural address, and also in his first let
ter to Congress, if the matter has not been
attended to before. It is of the utmost
necessity the Government should take the
matter in hand, because, without that it
could never be accomplished.
"How the revival of a National Merchant
Marine w,ould benefit Pittsburg is easily
seen, when we consider that h.ere the steel
and other materials essential in the manu
facture of ships are produced."
A gentleman referring to that point has
written to Mr. Kelly urging him to organ
ize a- local branch of the league in this city,
and if he meets with sufficient co-operation
for the furtherance of the scheme the branch
will very shortly be established.
A KOTED SPECIALIST.
Dr. Campbell, of England, May Come to
Tills City to Tench tlie Blind.
The regular meetiug of the Western Penn
sylvania Institution for the Blind was held
in the parlors of the Y. il. C. A. yesterday.
The special matter of engaging the services
of Dr. F.J. Campbell, of the Boyal College,
of London, was the feature di&cu'ssed.
It was finally decided that the Secretary
be instructed to telegraph Dr. Campbell at
once and ask him if he could come to this
city to talk the matter over. His expenses
are promised him, and if he will consent to
come and makes a favorable impression, the
managers will offer him a salary to take
charge of the institute.
Com to Cleveland.
Mr. C. C. Horton, one of the clerks at the
Anderson, has accented a position in the
Stillman House, Cleveland, and will go
there to-day. Mr. Horton made many
friends during his short stay in Pittsburg,
and they are sorry to see him leave.
SENATOR GOBIN OPENS UP.
He Savi the Fen Will be Investigated, a
Soldiers' Orphan School Mutt Close,
and II o Preterm High License.
Among the Grand Army men who stopped
over in Pittsburg yesterday afternoon at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel, on their return
from the encampment at Erie, were. Senator
J. P. S. Gobin, of Lebanon, and Thomas J.
Stewart, Secretary of Internal Affairs and
the newly elected State Commander.
Senator Gobin is well known in military
circles, and is one of the few who is an
open and avowed candidate for Governor,
and he says squarely, when the time comes,
he will make a fight for the nomination.
.Senator Gobin is a member of the Senate
Appropriation Committee, to which the
resolution to have the Penitentiary investi
gated was referred. He asked a number of
-questions about Riverside, and wound up by
declaring that the institution must be in
vestigated, and a committee for that purpose
would be appointed.
Concerning the Soldiers Orphans' Schools,
he said: "One of them will be closed this
year.and'I think it will be the McAlister
ville school. What to do with these chil
dren after the . school is shut up is
bothering Grand Armv men a great
deal. The other schools for certain reasons
will not care to receive them, and here the
problem begins. The Legislature made a
great mistake in the first place to farm out
these children to a syndicate. In closing
up the schools care must be taken that no
discredit is cast upon the children. Many
of those who have graduated, both girls and
boys, occupy prominent positions in life.
"There are anumberof important bills be
fore the Senate, chief of which are the mu
nicipal and revenue bills. The latter will
not differ in principle from the former one,
which miscarried through the lack of 3 sig
nature. The Governorcouldn't have signed
that bill under the circumstances, but it is
not fair to say that he would have vetoed it
anyhow. I feel certain the Governor would
have signed it.
"I believe that the vote of Lebanon
county will be cast against prohibition.
When an effort was made a few years ago to
introduce local option it was lost by a ma
jority of 2,400 votes. I voted in favor of
submitting the question to the people, but I
regret that high license was not tried a
while longer to see what the result would
be. The tempeiance people have been in
too big a hurry. High license has already
done much for the cause of temperance, and
would have done more. Many of the peo
ple in Lebanon county are Germans, and
this class of people are alwavs tenacious of
their rights. They are opposed to sumptuary
laws, and for this reason I believe that the
Lebanon voters will cast their ballots
THE BALED HAT QUESTION.
Seasons for the High Price of the Only
monopoly Farmers Enjoy.
Fine words do not butter parsnips, it is
said, but they are like apples in gold, or
pictures in silver, when they sonorously set
forth the love and self-denial of the com
mercial classes, not only for each other, but
for the whole world where the sentiments
uttered are soaked in champagne at the
yearly gatherings of merchants.
But while the lofty sentiments and testi
monials of affection are really meant on
these occasions, they make a garb rather too
gorgeons to carry into everyday life, and
generous rivalry toasted on convivial occa
sions becomes war to the knife and the knife
to the handle at times in actual business.
In an impromptu gathering of commission
dealers yestcrdav, Mayor McCallin's charge
that hay might Lave been obtained for Fire
Department and other city horses at $14 in
stead of 23 a ton, was under consideration.
A friend of the Mayor asked that the record
might be amended by making the price $15
a ton, as he said really first-class hay.could
not be had for less. What makes it cost
and gives the Allegheny county farmer the
only monopoly he has, is the. fact that even
baled hay is so bulky as to beexpensive stuff
to ship on railways. If full weightcould be
loaded on cars, the best timothy hay would
not often sell above $10 a ton in "this market.
But the meaty part of the discussion' was
not developed until a member stated that a
dealer now furnishing hay was furnishing
loose-baled hay to order out of tight-baled
stuff. It was stated that, in order to do this,
all that was necessary was to put twine or
rope bands around'tbe bales, 'and then cut
the wires. The hay swells, and at once be
comes loose-baled Hay, of the kind demand
ed by city department authorities.
G. A. H. COMRADES,
A Lively Crowd on Their Wny Home From
the State Encampment.
There was a merry crowd of G. A. B. men
on board a special excursion car attached to
the rear end of the fast line East, on the
Pennsylvania Bailroad last night. In the
party were Department Commander Thomas
J. Stewart, Assistant Adjutant General
Joseph McCormack, Assistant Quarter
master General H. G. Williams,
Past Department Commander Frank
Magee, Past Department Commander
General J. P. S. Gobin, Quarter
master General and Past Department Com
mander John Taylor, and the following
named members of the Council of Adminis
tration: William Bmslie, Post SI; Colonel
E. G. Sellers, Post 8; LevyShengle,Post94;
B. L. Myers, Post 46, all of Philadelphia,
and John C. Hunter, Post 3, of this city.
The comrades .were on their way home to
the East from the annual State .encamp
ment at Erie. They arrived in the city in
the afternoon, and in the early evening at
tended the cainpfire of Post 128 at the
Coliseum, where addresses were made by the
Department Commander, Assistant Ad
jutant General and General Gobin.
K0 DOUBLE TEACK.
A Brnddock Committee Reports Adversely
to tho Proposed Line.
The Property Committee of Braddock
Councils reported adversely yesterday to the
wishes of the Pennsylvania Bailroad Com
pany to extend a double track road through
the borough. A damage to the water works,
rendering it useless; a deprivation of the
river front when it will be necessary to es
tablish a wharf, and detrimental to the in
terests of the town, are the reasons given
for their refusal. '
Braddock borough Councils has taken the
contract for -watvr works improvement out
of the contractor's hands, and will finish
the work itself.
A DULL TKADE.
Mr. Slatbeson Thinks Some of the Hills
Shonld Stop for Awhile.
George Matheson, of the American Iron
and Tube Works at Youngstown, was at the
Mononprahela House yesterday.
Mr. Matheson said his business is exceed
ingly dufl, but he has managed to keep bis
works in operation through several special
ties he manufactures. He thought it would
bewellifsom? of the mills would shut
down for awhile. There is little demand
far pipe, and the prospects are not at all en
couraging. A Decision Expected To-Day.
The Board of Arbitration on the con
demnation of the B. & O. building met at
John T. Natcher's office, on Second avenue,
yesterday afternoon and took the testimony
of several witnesses, among them the Build
ing Inspector and his assistant. The own
ers and the Building Inspector each .had
counsel. The decision of the board will
probably be made to-day.
The Verdict Is Not Proven.
The board appointed to investigate the
charge preferred by Dr. Orr and Alderman
Cassidyagainst Inspector McAleese brought
in a verdict of not proven. No witnesses
were present, as the prosecutors refused to
recognize the legality of the Board of investigation.
ANOTHER m TEDST
With a Capital Stock of $2,000,000
is Ready to Make Its Debut
UKDEE A CONNING N0M DE PLUMB.
The Globe Sewer PlpeCo. is a Grand
Combination of Haters
WITH THEIE OFFICES- IN THIS CITI
For three days the sewer pipe trust has
succeeded in eluding the -Pittsburg re
porters. Since Tuesday this latest combination,
just out of its swaddling clothes, but
possessing tenacious powers of development,
has been holding secret meetings at the Mo
nongahela House. The watch dogs of the
press passed and repassed there often, but
not even a friendly snap or -snarl was ex
changed. From 20 to 30 of the leading sewer pipe
manufacturers of the country have been
"holding down" the .hotel parlor, complet
ing the details of their new organization.
They expect to finish, 'to-day, and will
doubtless go home happy to-night.
The Western Sewer Pipe Manufacturers'
Association is no more, for the Globe Sewer
Pipe Company has taken its place. This is
the apparently harmless title of the trust.
The transmutation from an association to
this new fangled company, was made as
easily as the moulting of a roach in a paste
A HAPPT CONSUMMATION.
For many years the sewer pipe men have
been working for this end, but all the
manufacturers could not be induced to join
their simple combinations. Even now
there are a few companies Scattered in the
West on the .outside, but their influence
does not count for much.
The details of the trust were learned -yesterday
from one of the members, though
President Bhoades denied all the points in
a half-hearted sort of way.
The Globe Sewer Pipe Company is the
name of the new organization. The capital
stock is 52,000,000, all of which has been
subscribed. To clinch matters, 20 per cent
of the stock, or 5400,000 -has already been
paid in. A compact has been signed by all
the members to abide by the decisions of the
trust The main office will be located in
Pittsburg with branch offices in all the
large cities in the country.
, The orders will be sent to the General
Secretary here, and he is instructed to
divide them among the manufacturers ac
cording to the amount of capital stock sub
scribed. In devising this plan, the business
done by the various firms in 1S87 was.
TAKEN AS,A BASIS,
and pro rata tbev were required to contrib
ute to the capital stock, and on this basis
will receive their share of the work. The
trust has been organized for three years,
when it may be continued or dissolved at
the option of tte members.
This is the scheme in general which one
of the manufacturers related to a reporter.
All the large makers in. the Ohio "valley,
Buffalo, Bochester and .other places are in
the trust The manufacturers at Akron
have formed a local cpmbination, which
lasts for a year, but at the end of that time
they have consented to join. . In the interim
they will act in conjunction with the trust
The object of the general company is to
maintain prices, and put all the makers on
the same basis. In the past the trade has
been ruined by cutting, overproduction and
the manufacture of an inferior- quality of
pipe. These evils the trust will try to over
come, as some of the smaller Western manu
facturers have often injured the market by
putting out pipe of very 'poor quality.
Aiter a deliberation of two weeks in Cleve
land, one week in Cincinnati and as much
time in Pittsburg, the.new ir'ust stands out
a thing of beauy and ready to begin oper
ations. AS SECB.ET AS TITS STAJDAED.
Like the oil men, when questioned, the
members looked wise and, said .nothing. In
variably the reporter was, referred to Presi
dent Bhoades, but that gentleman refused to
talk, except to make ageaeral denial of the
main lacts. He said no trust had been
formed; denied that the capital stock was
$2,000,000, but he admitted it was a stock
company, and the stock had been subscribed.
He admitted a branch office, but not the
general office would be located here, and
said it was all a mistake thai the orders
would be distributed among' the membeis
pro rata according to the amount of business
done in 1887. He argued that the little com
bination was something like. the local or
ganization of the Aki on manufacturers, and
Mr. Bhoades even refused to name the of
ficers of the company. In fact he was loth
to talk, and finished by saying that it was a
private corporation and did not concern the
public, but when the proper time came the
necessary facts would be given to the
"I would like to see the truth published,"
said one member, "but if President Bhoades
refuses to give the information, I can't go
back on him. Probably if you wait a few
weeks we will be ready to talk;" but the
man who waits is always kft
THE MODERN SABBATH.
The Wickedness of That Day of Rest De
plored by Kcv. Crafts.
The last session of the TJ. P. Sabbath
School Institute of Allegheny Presbytery,
commenced Monday evening, was held last
night The Bev. E. S. McKittri'ck conducted
the exercises. Bev. W. F. Crafts, D. D.,
was the only speaker. His subject was,
"The Outlook for the Sabbath." He com
menced by quoting the commands in the
Bible that the Sabbath shall be a day of
rest, and then deplored the condition of
things that exist in that respect in the
When he had concluded.Dr. Crafts called
for signers to the petition in favor of the bill
pending before Congress" for the abolition of
unnecessary labor on the Sabbath. Many
attached th'eir signatures to the petition.
John Belsterling, of Duquesne '.Heights,
is to marry Lena Lonicks. Belsterling, Sr.,
met the mother of the bride-elect a few days
ago, and as he was a widower and she a
widow, they decided to marry. As there is
a marriageable son in one family and a
daughter in the other a triple wedding is
Sbo Pointed a Pistol.
Mrs. Bose Trainor was held for court last
night by Alderman Porter on a charge of
pointing firearms, preferred "by Charles Con
way. The prosecutor board's with the de
fendant on Charlotte street Heallegesthat
they had a difficulty the other day during
which she pointed a revolver.at him.
Declared Not Guilty.
Detectives Gilkinson and McKelvey went
to Wilkinsburg yesterdays and examined
Ed and Albert Clark and Shorty Doughty,
who were accused of 'shooting St' Clair.
They were discharged. It is now thought
St. Clair will recover.
A Sngceilinn Meeting-.
The Eighth ward Republicans held a sug
gestion meeting last night 'and the follow
ing names were brought, up: Council, John
S. Lambie; School Directof.George Booth;
Assessor, James Brooks:
A Sonthslde Shoot. '
The Iroquois Rifle Club, of the Southside,
held a shooting match at its range' on Jane
street .last night The shooting, which was
very creditable, was followed by a supper,
keeping the members until a late hour.
THE-- PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
ST. VALENTINE'S DECAY.
The Worship of the Patron of Love qnd Sen
timent Gi-owIdb Weaker Every Year
Causes of the Loss of Hl .Devotees.
Dear.old St Valentine, with his annual
crop of love and nonsense, is losing ground,
at least so say the" posfofiTce" officials, and
they are in position to know.
The sending of valentines has ceased to
become the fashionable way in which to de
clare "undying devotion" to one's best girl.
Cupid's arrows may prick masculine hearts,
but to find its way between the steel ribs of
average Pittsburg lover's pocketbook is not
so easy a matter, that is, when there is no
return for the outlay,
The Claude Melnottes, who sigh like a
furnace, it seems would rather pour their
tales of love into the listening ear of charm
ing Pauline by word of mouth than by hav
ing it printed in cold type, and. bearing a
close resemblance to the advertising cards
of "Cook's Cough. Cure." It's cheaper, and
there's more fun in the job.
' The constant tendency of late years Has
been toward increasing ihe cost of the card.
This is one of the causes of the decay. And,
as many think, it -is the test -thing that
couldhippen to a custom, which partakes of
extravagance and absurdity.
Sad to say in a few years the "star-eyed
gazelle" to whom one pays tribute on off
mgnis. will no longer receive a uaiiuy miss
ive inclosed in an envelope whose exterior
decorations call to mind the fringes around
a dyspeptic looking sponge cake in a baker
shop's window, containing a white card, on
which are printed in variegated colors a
gentleman who is attired in a style of
clothes not permitted in polite society who,
with a look of agony on his face, is'saying
sweet nothings to a female with a pinch
back dress and false hair, while several bil
ious looking angels hover about, shooting
blunt arrows at plethoric hearts which are"
shedding an excessive amount of red ink.
Underneath is a'verse of poetry with meter
as smooth as the jolting of a street car over
the cobble stones.
Saint Valentine's days are numbered.
Peace to his ashes. May he be buried so
deep that the last trump will not disturb
him, even if hearts are turned up. Once
more vale, Saint, old boy.
THEIE WORK FINISHED.
Royal Templars Adopt a Constitution and
The tenth annual convention of the Grand
Council of Boyal Templars of Temperance,
held for the last three days at McKeesport,
will close to-morrow morning. After de
voting three sessions to revising a new con
stitution for the Grand and the Select
Council it was adopted finally this morn
ing. The changes,made were many, but of
The delegates visited the Tube Works
plant in the afternodn, and went into late
session this evening and elected the follow
ing named grand officers: Grand Councilor,
Hon. H. S. Blatt, of Sandy Lake; Vice
Grand Councilor, C. I. Irons, of
Meadville; Grand Chaplain, Bey. Dr.
Thomas N. Boyle, of t Braddock; Grand
Secretary, James Z.Dnshane, of Newcas
tle,' Grand Treasurer, E. P. Ball, of Corry;
Grand MedicalExaminer, Dr. J. B. Frazier,
of Conneautville; Grand Herald, Or. S.
Wallace, ofBoxford; Grand Trustee, W. H.
Boden,' of Titusville; Grand Guard, W. F.
Belp, of Edenburg; Grand Sentinel, David
Jenkins, of Pittsburg; Representative to the
Supreme Council. W. H. Cover, of Sharon;
Alternate I. S. Dushane, of New Castle.
The new officers were installed immedi
ately after they wre elected, and Hon. I.
N. Emery and Bev. Dr. T. N. Boyle were
elected delegates to attend the State Con
vention at Harfisburg on the 19th, and were
instructed to vote in favor of the amend
ment. After a long discussion it was decided to
hold the eleventh annual convention of the
council at Oil City February 12. 1890. The
convention instructed the representative in
the Supreme Council to .vote in favor of the
renewal of the contract for publishing the
JnfernatioTMiZ Royal Tenj'ar,.atBuffalo.,
The convention. will complete all miscel
laneous business to-morrow morning and
A CAMP FIKE.
Patriotism and Enthusiasm nt the Fair of
Post 128 Last Night.
Post 128 G. A. B. held a camp fire at
their fair, in Allegheny, last night It was
attended by the delegates to the State en
campment at Erie who were on their way
home to the East.
Thomas Kay,, of Post 51, Philadelphia,
sang a humorous song, "He's Never Done
Anything Since." He was called back and
he Imitated a fife on a drumstick.
Department Commander Stewart then
made a short speech, in which he said he
was glad to make his first official visit t6
Post 128. He complimented the post on
their record as a charitable organization and
bespoke success for their fair. He consid
ered that there was more enthusiasm in
Allegheny county than anywhere else in
the State, and said the Grand Army was on
a higher plane and in a better condition
than ever before.
Past Commander Gobin, of Lebanon
county, spoke next He said the flag
brought home by the boys in blue is
brighter and purer than ever, and it is in
consequence a grander and 'nobler thine to
be" a citizen ot " the United States. The
patriotic men of Pittsburg and Allegheny
responded nobly to.the call in '61, and their
records will go down in history as the cen
ter of loyalty. Those records show that
loyalty and patriotism will ever exist.
Assistant AdjutantJeneral James Mc
Cormack congratulateVthe members of the
post, and wished them'Success in their fair.
SLEPT THROUGH IT-ALL.
A Colored Boy Almost Cremated While
Lying Beforo n Grate.
Ellison Hardaway, a colored lad aged 16,
living on Webster street, came near being
cremated alive last night
He laid down in front of the fire, covered
himself up with a blanket and went to
sleep. During the night his father, down
stairs, was awakened, and 'almost suffocated
by a dense smoke that filled the house.
He ran upstairs and found the blanket
and carpet on fire, with the sleeping boy in
the flames. After a'little hard work it was
extinguished. The boy was not badly
A NEW ARMORY.
Company E, of tho Bonrd of Erin, Opened
Their New Quarters.
Companies A, B, C and D, of the Board
of Erin, went to Mansfield last night to
attend- the opening of the new armory at
that place to be occupied, by Company E.
A ball was one of the features of the
A Small Blaze.
The bitters factory in the rear of William
Zoeller's liquor store, on Carson, near
Eighteenth street, Southside, took fire last
night at 6:30. An alarm from box 143
quioklvbrought the fire department to the
scene, just in time to quell a blaze which
might have become serious, and it took
two hours' time to do this. 'An adjoining
stable belonging to George Hagmeier was
damaged by the water, and a milk cart was
entirely burnt The losses were small.
-Will Erect n. Chnpcl.
The regular meeting of the Pittsburg'and
Allegheny Auxiliary to the National In
dian Association was held at 44 Stockton
avenne,. Allegheny, yesterday afternoon. It
was decided to erect a chapel among the
missionaries of Lower California. Other
routine business was transacted.
Had to Be Shot.
The horse of Ed Hogan, a huckster, while
being driven along Sixth street last evening
about 8 o'clock, fell, breaking a leg and
sustaining such other injuries as necessi
tated the shooting of the animaL
'FRIDAY, '-"PEBRTTARY 15,
The Locomotive Firm Distribute a
Portion of Their Earnings
AMONG THEIR MANY EMPLOYES.
The American Flints Will Hold a Bi
' Reunion Next Summer.
A E0SI OUTLOOK FOR GLASS WORKERS
The second annual distribution of a per
centage of the profitsof H. K. Porter & Co.,
light locomotive manufacturers, among their
employes occurred this week, and a large
sum was given to the men.
The plan of giving about 10 per cent of
the year's earnings to the employes was in
augurated by Mr. Porter about a year ago.
The second pllowance'exceeds the first, but
the exact amount of money distributed could
not be learned.
When a Dispatch reporter saw Mr.
Porter yesterday, and asked him what the
profits had been during the year and what
amount had been given to the men, he said
it was a private arrangement between the
firm and the employes, and he preferred to
say nothing about it
One of the laborers at the works said:
"On an average the men have received more
than last year. I know of several who re
ceived as "high as $25, and some got more.
The firm is well paid, however, as the men
will not strike as long as this arrangement
Mr. Fred F. Helmold, another workman,
in speaking of the division of profits, said:
"If all firms would follow the example of
H. K. Porter & Co. it would prevent many
conflicts between capital and labor. The
firm does not do this with any showor
ostentation, but as quietly as possible. I
'do not know the exact amount given out,
but know that one man who. has been work
ing only part of the year received about
It is stated that the entire amount dis
tributed was $75,000; but Mr. Porter would
neither affirm nor deny this report, merely
saying: "If you want to publish figures
make it a million."
MUST HATE WORKING CARDS.
President O'Neill, of the Potters' Union,
Tnlka Abont the Trade.
John J. O'Neill, President of the Na
tional Potters' Association, and Master
Workman of N.-D. A. 160. K. of L., passed
through the city yesterday on his way to
Trenton, N. J.
He had been to Steubenville, where he
inquired into the strike at the works of Day
&Co. The men employed at these works
are on a strike because the firm refuses to
recognize working cards.
Mr. O'Neill says the strike will be won
in a few days and that none but union
workmen with cards will be employed. He
says the potters' organization is stronger
than it ever was before, and that trade is
good. There is a bright outlook and Mr.
O'Neill thinks every pottery will be oper
ating full in a few days.
THE WINDOW GLASS TRADE.
Number of Pots In Operation. One Finn
Experimenting With Lima Oil.
The window glass trade is good and the
prospects are rosy, the workers say, par
ticularly in the Pittsburg district.
There are 1,305 pots in the country, and
of these-1,157 are in operation and 148 are
idle. In the Pittsburg district there is not
an idle pot, and 350 are in operation and the
others in operation are as follows: Eastern
district, 222; Northern district, 156, West
ern district 429.
The, Bellaire ; window glass factory lias"
closed down indefinitely because of a failure
of the fuel used, Lima oil. Two months
ago the natural gas gave out and the firm
began the use of Lima oil, but it was not
satisfactory. They will go back to the use
of coal unless further experiments with the
oil as fuel prove a success.
A REUJSI0N OP PLINTS.
Glass Workers to Arrnnoo for a Meeting to
bo Held This Yenr.
The American Flint-Glass Workers'
Union intend to hold a reunion this year,
the movement having been started by local
union No. 51. It will be given after the
style of the Amalgamated Association, aud
will be held at some large grove in this
Circulars have been issued by L. A. 51,
calling a meeting to be held here on Sunday
afternoon, February 24, at which all ar
rangements will be made. All the locals
in this vicinity and in the Wheeling dis
trict will be represented.
They Will Strike lor Eight Hours.
The East Liverpool glassworkers are agi
tating a scheme to form a Trades Assembly.
A good organization can be formed, they be
lieve, and it is proposed to make a strike for
eight hours on May 1, 1890.
Another Fnrnaco Fired.
Jones, Cavitt & Co., the Southside glass
manufacturers, have fired their second fur
nace owing to the large orders they have on
hand. The new furnace gives employment
to quite a number of new men.
The Lewis Foundry and Machine Company
have received a contract to erect a rolliDg mill
at Borne, Ga.
The Ohio Valley Trades Assembly have in
dorsed John H. Bunt, a former Pitrsburger,
fortb'e position of National Commissioner ot
TWO FIREMEN INJURED.
No. 6 Hose Carriage Collided With a.
Cable Car Yesterday.
The alarm from box 68 yesterday after
noon was caused by a slight fire on the roof
of Henry Hermann's house at No. 364
The hose carriage of company No. 6
slipped on the ice while coming down
Forty-fourth street and collided with a
cable car on Butler street. Bobert McKin
ley and W. K. Gilnert two firemen, were
thrown from the carriage and sustained
very severe bruises. Both were removed to
the engine house and received medical at
tention. Republican Nominations.
The Twenty-fourth ward Republicans
nominated the following ticket last night:
Select Council, Ed Matthews; School Di
rectors (two to elect), Hugh McCullough,
Thomas Phillson and H. Coleman; Assessor,
Thomas McCall. Those of the Twenty-seventh
ward nominated the following ticket:
Select Council, D. P. Evans; School Di
rectors, Arthur Wallace and Richard Silli
man. Seventh Ward Republicans.
The Seventh ward Bepublicans made the
following nominations last night: Select
Council, George S.. Wilson, Joseph J. Mar
shall and G. J. Gross (one to elect); School
Director, Theodore- Doerflinger and Grant
Miller (one to elect); Assessor, William
Schirmer. The ticket goes into the field on
Tn Ihe County Jail,
Michael McDonald and John Noonan
were committed to jail by Squire Holtzman,
of Braddock, to await, trial at court on a
charge of larceny. They, are accused of
stealing a pocketbook containing $17 from
Mrs. Darah, proprietress 'of the Robinson
TO LIMIT THE PRICE OP GAS.
An Important Resolution Adopted by Alle
glieuy Councils Last Klzht.
The regular meeting of Allegheny Coun
cils was held last night, but a quorum was
not secured until nearly 9 o'clock, and only
routine business was transacted.
Almost all the members were at City Hall
before 8 o'clock, but they were so busy dis
cussing the election next Tuesday that they
forgot to go upstairs until after the usual
In the Select branch a resolution adopted
by Pittsburg Councils relative to the nat
ural gas companies and their arbitrary ac
tions was presented and adopted without
any discussion. A request for Councils to
select a delegate and alternate to attend the
celebration of the one hundredth anniversary
of Washington's inauguration April 30, was
received and filed.
The reports from the different committees
were received and placed on file.
In the Common branch the following,
presented by Mr. Kennedy, 'was adopted
Resolved, By Select and Common Councils
of Allegheny City, that a Joint Committee of
two from (select and three from Common:
Council, with the City Solicitor, be appointed
to prepare a bill, to be presented to the Legis
lature, placing upon natural gas companies a
limitation in tho price of natural rm to con
sumers. Said committee shall have power,
when necessary, to appear before the Legis
lature in the interest of such bill or any bill
that will afford relief to the citizens of Alle
gheny from extortion, as at present practiced,
and that our Representatives work to secure
Mr. Neeb presented an ordinance grant
ing a certain piece of land near Herr's
Island to the United States for use in the
erection of a dam. The matter was referred
to the committees on city property and
wharves and landings.
A resolution authorizing the Committee
on Boads to construct and maintain board
walks in the rural districts, councils to ap
prove of any bills so contracted, was called
up and evoked considerable discussion. Mr.
Gerwig, opposed the resolution on the
ground that it would give the Road Com
mittee unlimited power and put them in a
position that they could spend all the money
in the sinking fund.
Mr. Chambers in defending the resolution
pictured the residents in the rural wards in
a very sad plight The children were going
to school, he said, in mud knee deep, and he
asked the members in the name of humanity
to pass the resolution.
After some discussion Mr. Gerwigamend
ed the resolution to read "within the limits
of the committee's appropriation," and this
wa3 adopted, after which a motion to adjourn
DOC MAGEE ON TOP.
An Effort to Expel Him From the Americas
Clnb Falls This Time.
Mr. J. B. Bauman brought a charge
against Mr. W. Al Magee before the
Americns Club last night, in which he
stated that the gentleman had boasted he
would blackball every candidate for mem
bership in the future.
Whenthe charge came up, Mr. Magee
denied Mr. Bauman's statement, but he
said that he intended to blackball every
candidate because at the last election some
of the members had shown very narrow
principles by refusing membership to men
of good standing in the community and
pronounced good Bepublicans.
Somebody then raised the question of ex
pelling Mr. Magee, and President H. S.
Paul, who was in the chair, ruled that a
three-fourths vote would be necessary to sus
tain a motion for expulsion. This being
done, the vote was counted, and there were
47 for and 58 against expulsion.
A SECOND CHARGE.
The Overcoat on Ills Back Was Also Stolen
At the hearing of Charles Schreiner before
Magistrate Gripp last night on the charge
of stealing three gold watches at Tarentum,
the defendant was held lor trial at court
At the conclusion of the hearing H.-C
Lamb charged the prisoner with having
stolen an overcoat from him. Schreiner
had the coat on his back at the time.
ONLY TWO LEFT OF THOSE
Wonderful Bargains A $730 Piano for
The greatest bargains in Opera piano. A
$750 piano for $275 entirely new; only
slightly scratched in transportation. The
tone has wonderful power and sweetness,
and the instruments fully warranted for
eight years. They are the cabinet grand
Opera pianos, aud only two out of the six
are left for sale. There was quite a rush for
them, and the purchasers consider them
selves very fortunate in getting so splendid
a piano for so little money. Call at H.
Kleber & Bro.'s, 506 Wood street, before
the balance are sold out.
Invisible Prollt Snle.
Ladies' muslin underwear: Plain chemise,
17c; with lace and inserting, 24c; with
torchon bosom, 45c; long Hubbard 'gowns,
39c; ruffled skirts, 25c; Hamburg skirts, 40c;
lace drawers, 10c; Hamburg drawers, 25c.
All our fine underwear and infants' cloaks,
slips and ladies' wrappers, Newmarkets,
jerseys, girls' winter dresses, Grctchen coats,
blankets, comforts at cost and below cost.
Busy Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
Bound to Create a Sensation.
Novelties, that's what we're all looking
for. Something out of the ordinary run.
Well, here it is; a genuine bombshell. The
P. C. C. C. will place on sale for Friday
and Saturday only 490 men's fine suits
about 30 different patterns and $6 is the
figure you can make your selection for. It's
a $6 suit sale, and a fine business suit worth
$15, in30 different patterns and many neat
effects in stripes, plaids and broken chocks
can be had for $6, to-dav and to-morrow only,
at P. C. C. C, corner Grant and Diamond
streets, opposite the new Court House,
See the Ribbons on Snle To-Dny Less Than
All the new spring colors for fancy work,
for dress trimmings, for any use ribbons are
used for. Come to-dav; all new.
Jos. HORNE & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The Arlon Guitars!
A new American guitar, which can be
had from the agents, H. Kleber & Bro., 506
Wood street, at the extremely low price of
$10. Equal in tone and fiuish to any $20
guitar in the market See also their full
line of celebrated Washburn guitars, man
dolins and zithers.
Wnntcd, Men and Doys.
We want men and boys to come-and take
away bargains in suits, overcoats, pants and
underwear at the Hub. Bemember, every
dollar's worth of goods must be sold by the
1st ot April, and such bargains can't be
found in clothing for men and bovs as we
are offering at the Boston Clothing House,
439 Smithfield st.
Onr New Lnco Cnrtnla Catalogue Is Bendy
Popular styles in new patterns at very
low prices mailed free to any address.
Jos. Hoiute & Co.'s
Penn avenue Stores.
Special Watch and Diamond Sale
This week. Call early and secure bargains.
Elgin watches $6 and upward. Genuine
diamond rings $4 and upward, at Hauch's,
No. 295 Fifth avenue. Established 1853.
Citizens and Property Owners of the Second
If you value your birthright, turn out to
day at the primary election and vote for the
destruction of the ring that now dominates
Citizens' Second Ward, Allegheny.
Turn out to-dny and vote for anti-ring
candidates. This is the most important
election ever held In the interest of reform.
IT WAS LIVELY.
A Citizens' Meeting In Allegheny That Broko
Up Without Doing Anything A Smooth
bore Ticket Drawn Up. '
The Second ward, Allegheny, was flooded
with circulars yesterday, calling a meeting
of citizens to be helTTn the "IrwTn ave"nue
schoolhouse, for the purpose pt discussing
the primary to be held to-day.
There were a number of candidates sup
posed to be objectionable to some citizens,
and the object of the meeting was to draw up
a "smoothbore" ticket in order to defeat
some of the persons who desire seats in the
City Councils. The following is the circu
lar that was issued and sent to every citizen
fn the ward:
DeakSib You are specially Invited to at
tend a meeting of citizens of the Second ward,
at the Irwin avenue scnool, on the evening of
Thursday, February 14, at 8 o'clock, for the
purpose of considering tho forthcoming elec
tion of city Councilmen. and for organizing to
secure the election of representative men. In
view of the vital questions at issue, it behooves
every citizen having at heart the interests of
the body politic to take some action In munici
pal nffilr PlftaflA TTifilrn an pffnrt to bo oresent.
and bring a friend along who is equally zeal-.
. This call brought out oyer 500 citizens,
and when the meeting was called to order
by Colonel W. A. Stone, Mr. A. E. Wind
sor arose and announced that the meeting
had been called for the purpose of selecting
a ticket composed of representative men for
Council, hut it was packed, and the object
could not "be accomplished. Before he had
finished his speech, Delinquent Tax Col
lector Grier sprang to his feet, and stated
that city officials were citizens and entitled
to a voice in the meeting.
This caused quite a stir and the meeting
.broke up without the usual formality of a
motion. A crowd remained in the hall
while the persons who desired to draw up a
"smoothbore" ticket adjourned to a private
house and held a meeting.
It was stated that three prominent Coun
cilmen were interested in the movement,
but none of these gentlemen attended the
meeting and denied haying called it
The primary will be held this afternoon
between the hours of 4 and 7 o'clock, and
will be the liveliest ever held in that part of
Silk Department SI 25 India Silks nt 65c,
Just purchased at a decided loss to the
importer; these are a good bargain for siik
buyers only 65 cents a yard.
Jos. Horse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Just arrived 1 A new line of extension
lamps and shades, and a splendid assort
ment of-cut glass in Parisian, Duchess and
Czarina patterns. Just in time for the
coming weddings. Mr. W. W. Wattles, 30
and 32 Fifth avenue, will take pleasure in
showing these new goods.
The Great Ribbon Sale Begins To-Dny.
Best colorings, fancy ottoman edge, all
new and fresh goods, 12Jc to 20c for No.
9 to No. 22. Don't miss seeing these
center of store.
Jos. Hokue & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Attention, Companies and Societies.
We have a big lot of army muskets, car
bines, swords, sabers, etc., which must be
sold at any price withia.60 days.
J. H. JOHSSTOif, 621 Smithfield st
Bargain Days In Silk Department.
fjurahs, plain and fancy; India silks,
royales; all new and at quick selling prices.
Jos. Hobjte & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Fleeced-lkted jerseys, plain and
braided, greatly reduced to close at once.
MWFSU HtJODS & HACKE.
Sovereigns of Industry cards recognized.
Busy Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
A Special India Silk Bnrsaln To-Dny 03
A yard. Choice colorings, dark and light,
27 inches wide7"$l 25 quality, and only 65
cents. Jos. Hoicie & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Bargains in towels, table linen, nap
kins, tidies, sideboard covers, etc,., this
week. f Hugus & Hacke.
Liver complaint cured free at 1102 Car
son st, Southside.
Citizens of Second Ward, AllechenT,
Bemember to attend the primary election to
day betweeen 4 and 7 o'clock. ,
See our handsome costume patterns;
entirely new designs just arrived.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacke.
Cash paid for old gold and isilver at
Hauch's. No. 295 Fifth avenue. tvfsu
fT WILL CUBE
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
FLEMING BROS.. PITTSBURG, PA.
Lovely Fitting French Corsets
Were $i and $i 25,
Now for 50c a pair.
Now is' the. time to get
Bargains in Kid Gloves,
25ci 3SC 50C 75c anc x 0o a Pair-
T. T. T. :::
109 Federal Street,
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PENN AVENUE STORES.
Our February Display
Now ready In every department Lat
est productions m Spring Novelties,
from foreign and domestic manufactur
ers, is good to best qualities and at
very close prices. Large advance im
WOOLEN DRESS FABRICS
Arriving every day. Fancy Plaids,
Single and Cluster Stripes, Check Suit
ings and exquisite colorings In Paris
Dress Robes in the popular Empire and
New spring colorings in All-wool
American Dress Goods, in Plaids,
B tripes. Plain and Mixed Color Suit
ings, 33 to SO inches wide, at 50c a yard;
not only a very large assortment, but
very good valua and every yard new.
Several cases newly imported
PRINTED INDIA SILKS,
Finest French Printings, in exquisite
colorings and designs exclusive to thia
department, from $1 25 to $3 50 a yard;
many of these beautiful fabrics in sin glo
dress pattern lengths. Our stock also
includes special values at lower prices,
in new styles and colorings.
New Fancy Striped and Plaid Sarah- -Silks
in latest and ultra shades, fo
making up with the new French Cash
meres and plain weave woolen fabrics.
A bewildering array of patterns and
In addition to our already enormous
stock, from 25c to 50c a yard, and tha
best American Ginghams also are here,
together with the new French and
American Satines of best makes, all at
New arrivals in choice styles in Em
broideries, narrow edges, medium
widths, skirtings and flouncirgs. Prices
conceded to be lower than ever before.
White Goods, Yokings, Beverings,
Nainsooks, Check Mulls; also, special
bargains in Linen Laces and In Trim
ming Laces, Drapery Nets and Fino
Lace Flouncings. Increased business in
Muslin Underwear Department
Is due to the especial good values and
Entire stock- of Ladles' Long Cloth
Garments, Ulsters, Raglans, Newmar
kets, and also Store Cloth Wraps at
greatly reduced prices. Another ship
ment of the celebrated
Dumfermline Damask Linen,s
Clotbs and Napkins to match, now oa
sale the best goods for the money to
Now is the time to make frequen".
visits to the store; the new goods wi
interest yon on every hand. ,".
JDS. HDRNE I CDB
PENN AVENUE STORES.