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The Old Democratic leader
Supports Mr. Carnegie
IN HIS BIG BAILWAYHGHT
Farmers Are Gouged by the Pemnsy's
HEAYI DIVIDENDS MOST BE PAID.
Local Eailroad Hen Fail to Answer the
Iron Zing's Arguments.
A KEAT MOTE TO BUEI THE SOUTH PEM
Among the legislators who arrived in the
city last evening was Bepresentative
"Wherry, of Shippensburg, the Democratic
leader of the House. Mr. Wherry is tall
and angular and a little stooped in the
shoulders. He is a farmer, not a lawyer, as
many people hare supposed, because of his
great fighting qualities. "Without doubt
Mr. "Wherry is one ot the best fighters in
the House. He launched at once into one
of his favorite subjects as soon as a reporter
approached him, and this is what he said:
I am glad that Mr. Carnegie is going to help
me out with my anti-discrimination bill next
Monday. I need some help to fight the Penn
sylvania road. This railroad has discriminated
to such an extent against the farmers of East
ern Pennsylvania that In the famous Cumber
land valley, farms that 10 years ago sold for
O50 per acre, will now bring onlyJSO an acre.
To ship my wheat to Philadelphia, a distance
of 112 miles, I have to pay as much per bushel
as the Dakota fanner. I shipped cattle to
Philadelphia, and when I got there I found
Iowa cattle In the city which cost $10 per car
less to ship than my own. How in the world
could I in the face of such discrimination
compete with the Iowa and Dakota farmers.
OXB TEBX BAD DIVEESIOH.
The Pennsylvania road agreed to pay the
stockholders of the Northern Central road 8
per cent dividends, and to make up this money
they turn freight away from 'Philadelphia to
Baltimore; not that they wished to discriminate
against the Quaker City; but these dividends
had to be paid, in a similar manner the stock
holders of the united roads of New Jersey re
ceive 10 per cent dividends, the Ft. Wayne
stockholders 7 per cent, I believe, and the peo
ple of the Keystone State are bled to pay them.
It is an outrage, and If the evil is not remedied,
it will be necessary to appoint State commis
sioners as Mr. Carnegie suggests.
2iowtosbow how things are done I discov
ered tacked on to an Innocent little bill the
most invidious snake. It was nothing more
than a provision extending the grip of the
Pennsylvania road on the South Penn for five
to ten years. The charter of the South Penn
runs out this summer, and the line with the
improvements lapses to the people. As soon as
the charter expires the Pennsylvania, road re
linquishes all its rights in the defunct South
Penn. What was my surprise, therefore, to
finda Senate amendment tacked to a House bill
amending the ceneral corporation act of 1871
to provide for the sale of copyrights and
patents giving corporations bavintr unfinished
structures on their hands from five to ten
years to complete them.
CHECKED JUST HT TIME.
In a minute 1 saw the import, and had the
bill referred to the Conference Committee. It
will come up again in a few days, but if that
bill passes it means that the South Penn will
le a dead letter for the next ten years at least.
The Speaker is likely to call the bill up at
any time, but it will not pass If 1 can pre
Now. concerning the resolution referring to
the mismanagement of the sinking fund,
which I introduced, as I was in the minority I
could do nothing, nut J. win cau n up oy reso
lution next week. I claim that 240.000 has
been lost in the past two years through bad
management. The scheme was worked by a
State Treasury bankinc syndicate of Philadel
phia. About lout banks are interested.
They agreed to sell fL.0O0.00U worth of State
funds In Government bonds for State loans. I
can prove that they then run down the price
of Government Donds from to per cent,
and pushed up the price of btate loans 2 per
cent. The result was the discrepancy of 3240 000
of which I speak. At the time this was done
there were $1,700,000 of a sinking fund in the
State Treasury. When the transaction was
completed there were only 51,100,000 in the
Treasury, with $300,000 to be added.
Mr. "Wherry was accompanied by his
wiie, and they were going to Mansfield to
spend Sunday with Mr. "Wherry's brother.
Most of the Allegheny contingent returned
from Harrisburg last night.
TO CAEKEGIE FEOil ANOTHEB QTTABTEB.
As showing that the, winds blow from
various quarters upon the agitation which
Mr. Carnegie has set afloat, the following
communication is of interest:
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
I have been much interested in reading Mr.
Andrew Carnegie's strong arraignment of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and believe that Mr.
Carnegie is as mnch to blame for the present
state of affairs as the "monopoly" he de
nounces. There is one decisive way to bring
Pittsburg freight rates to their proper basis,
and that is competition. When some citizens
ofthicity (who really had its Interests at
heart) recognized this fact, steps were taken
and a charter was procured to build the South
Penn Railroad. Last summer Mr. Carnegie
gave assurance that the road would undoubted
IV be built; and; yet it is practically abandoned.
"Why! Because Mr. Carnegie, and others,
thought more of their pocketbooks than their
expressed interests in the business prosperity
Such men as the late Dr. David Hostetter
and Mr. Ralph Bagaley backed the proposed
road financially and earnestly, and, nad Mr.
Carnegie been so solicitous of the interests of
his manufacturing city as toheartlly co-operate
with them, a few of his surplus millions would
have bought out the discontents, and the road
now be well on toward completion.
To Mr. Carnegie is still open the great and
only solution competition and if ne enters
into it in a whole-hearted, business manner,
with the guarantee that he won't step out In
the Interest of some railroad company, there is
no doubt that Pittsburg business men would
rally to support the project.
- Discussnr a sktlocks.
Again, Mr. Carnegie objects to Mr. Roberts'
remarks about employes' wages,and likens him
to a Shylock. If .Mr. Roberts is a Shylock. it
will be a grand day for the laboring men In
Braddock and Homestead when Mr. Carnegie
shall deserve such an appellation. Mr. Roberts,
as the representative of a railroad corporation,
publlsheSits earnings, and Informs employes
that, as everything is prosperous, there will be
no reduction in wages. He is therefore called
a Shylock! Mr. Carnegie is not compelled to
publish his profits, which would undoubtedly
amount to proportionately as great an amount
for the number of stockholders; and, with his
business relatively as prosperous, he plainly
tells his workingmen that there must be a re
duction. If he were only a Shylock of the
That there is discrimination against Pitts
burg there is no doubt, and the reason is ap
parentthere is no competition. If other
cities by business energy in this direction in
sure the building of rival roads, and we rest
quietly on oar oars, putting all the difficulties
we can in the way of those who would improve
our condition in this respect, who is to blamer
The Pennsylvania Railroad is the only direct
road to Pittsburg; there is no competition: they
charge high rates, and why not? Mr. Carnegie
is one of tne limited number of manufacturers
of steel beams, on which enormous profits are
made, because there, is 10 competition: he
oharges exorbitant prices, and whv notr
Mr. Carnegie should be the last man to pro
test against these railroad methods, which he
employs in his own business to accomplish the
There is, as stated before, but one solution to
the problem, and that is competition! Compe
tition! Competition! Lattbehs.
. Pittsburg, April 5.18S9.
THE LEGISLATOR BEIT.
Mr. Carnegie Returns to New York Satis
' lied "With Bis "Work Here.
Andrew Carnegie and wite returned to
New York last night. Mr. Carnegie said
he hadn't anything further for the present
to say on the subject of Pennsylvania rail
He will be in Harrisburg on Monday to
enlighten the legislative solons, and will
take Mr. "Wherry's anti-discrimination bill
for his theme.
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ALL KINDS OF REASONS.
Railroad Men Roth to the Pefenie of the'
Pennsylvania Road. ,
There is great commotion among the big
frogs in the puddle, but they don't make
much noise when a reporter is around. Since
the big fellows refuse to croak about Mr.
Carnegie's letters, naturally the little fel
lows are afraid.
Eailroad men are like the shrew and her
husband. They may fight a great deal
among themselves, but as soon as any one
on the outside attacks one of their number,
they all rush to his assistance. It is a diffi
cult matter to find a railroad man in Pitts
burg who is willing to say Mr. Carnegie is
right. There must be some sophism, so they
argue, in his premises, for his conclusion is
not correct, but when asked pa pojut out the
sophistry they fail to do it. -
Said a freight agent yesterday: ""Why,
the B. & O., the Lake Erie, Lake Bhore
and other roads make the same rates to Chi
cago as the Pennsylvania, and surely all
these roads would not support a wrong.
The principle is recognized by freicht men
in making tariffs that the rate should be less
in proportion for a longer haul than a
shorter one. If the roads didiiot observe a
distinction they would -soon be" bankrupt.
"Mr. Carnegie refers to the surplus of
$1,000,000 made by the Pennsylvania road
last year as a crying ev(I. "Why, a road
must make some money, or it would go to
pieces. If the showing of other roads were
only half as good, business would be much
better than it is."
Some of these men go so far as to say that
Mr. Carnegie has been favored by the roads
in the past, and he is the last man who
ought to kick. Now that the inter-State
law puts the big and little shipper on the
same bottom, the shoe pinches, and hence
this outcry. 'lis thus the railroad people
ROBERTS FOUGHT SET. .
The President of the Penniy Declines to
Handle Anything Hot.
President Roberts and his party went
over the Pittsburg, "Virginia and Charleston
road yesterday, and then went East. Mr.
Roberts again declined to discuss Mr. Car
negie's latest caustic letter against the
HOW TAILOR LOOKS AT IT.
The Ft. Wayne Superintendent View Ma
terial Evidence Asa oat Caraecle.
Superintendent Taylor, of the Ft. "Wayne
road, said yesterday: "One wouldn't sup
pose, to look at Mr. Carnegie's large posses
sions et Braddock, that .any railroad had
ever discriminated against him."
QUAT AT HOME.
He Wouldn't Talk About the Plttsbors Pout,
office, but U In Favor of Improving the
Navy A Sphinx-Like Kapoleon.
Senator Quay, fleeing from the office seek
ers, passed through the city last evening en
route to Beaver. He was on the limited,
and the engineer of the fast train had his
instructions to stop the train at Rochester
to leave him off.
State Chairman Andrews accompanied
the Senator from Harrisburg. As soon as
the train stopped at the depot Mr. Andrews
disappeared in the crowd, and the reporters
let him slip to try for the bigger game. The
Chairman was going home.
Senator Quay was found reading a news
paper, and he actually talked a great deal,
considering the manner jn which he closes
himself np like a turtle when he sniffs a re
porter in the distance, but it willtake a
powerful microscope to discover the grain
of wheat in all the chaft he ottered. There
were a thousand questions the scribes ached
to ask, but theyjirofited by past experience,
"I don't know anything about the Phila
delphia or Pittsburg postoffices." was his
reply to a query; "I haven't heard of either
for the past ten days.
"Yes, I indorsed Chancellor Golf's appli
cation to be the head of the Coast Survey,
but I don't know whether he will get it or
not. That comes along farther in the
future, and is a horse of another color. It
depends on the action of the President"
On indifferent subjects the Senator is
always willing to talk, as the following
witnesseth: "The Republican party is in
favor of improving the navyand the coast
defenses. The recent disaster in Samoa has
stirred the Senate. President Harrison is
also in line with these views, and will do
what he can to make our navy more re
spectable." Senator Quay didn't look at all flushed,
not at all like a man who had a tew hours
before wielded a powerful club at Harris
burg with such telling effect against Mr.
Magee's pet bill. He didn't say either how
Ben and he get along at the present stage of
warfare, neither did he stop to explain why
he voted against the confirmation of Murat
TO RECLAIN TRADE.
Progress of the Merchants' Week Movement
Among; Pittsburgh Dealer.
The wholesale jobbing trade, and the
manufacturers of Pittsburg, ore heartily
booming the "Trades Excursion" from
points 200 miles distant from Pittsburg, for
"Merchants' "Week," April 22 to 27. In
addition to the support of the hardware,
drygoods and other trades, the" "Wholesale
Grocers' Association at a meeting yesterday
afternoon decided to co-operate with the
effort to bring the retail tradesmen into the
city during the week mentioned.
A steamboat excursion and a banquet
with reduced railroad fares 'and hotel rates
are among the advantages and pleasures
provided for the visitors. The object of
"Merchants' "Week" is to divert trade now
going elsewhere to where it rightfully be
longsto Pittsburg merchants.
WESTON WILL FIGHT.
He Will Kot Compromise' m Sntta Against
tlio Philadelphia Co.
Milton "Weston said at the Monongahela
House last night that the report was not
true that he had come to the city to compro
mise his gas suits .against the Philadelphia
"At present," said he, "I am engaged in
gathering evidence, and if I have any
rights left I want them. H have gone
through too much to back down in this
fashion. I came here on business connected
with the Hoy t Frog and Crossing Company.
I am trying' to make arrangements to have
our goods made in Pittsburg." -
A Disagreeable Thnsr.
James Martin was lken to the Allegheny
Mayor's office by two gentlemen who refused
to give their names. They said he had
grabbed them and demanded justice. He
was allowed to go, but later on was locked
up for assaulting a man on a street car. He
works at the Labelle mill, and is supposed
to be insane.
A Myaterlone TUIt.
F. "W. Hoebllng, the Trenton cable
maker, is at the Duquesne. An effort was
made to see him, but Mr. Boebling retired
earlv in the evening. It was rumored that
Mr. Boebling came here to see about some
new bridge to be built across the Allegheny.
TVDTAIIfC the shadowy visions of thenight
UllijAIliOj are the subject of a fascinating
article in to-morrow's Dispatch, bated on ma
terial collected by the American Society of
Psychical Research, which U investigating the
philosophy of dreamt, visions, warnings and
forebodings from a scientific point of view.
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street, Pittsburg, Pa. S&su
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THE PE0FITLBSS PIG
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Iron That Lay in a Heap Until it Had
AHD LOST 1H KUST ASD INTEREST.
FA Most Remarkable Instance In Which It
Didn't Pay to Hang 0s.
PROM $22,725 TO $3,800 IN 17 TEARS.
"Be sure you're right, then go ahead,"
said Davy Crocket, but it is hard at times
to determine whether you are right or not,
no .matter how subtle casuist you may be,
regarding prices stimulated. There was
once a somwhat noted physician in Ken
tucky who never paid a bill until a justice
of the peace gave judgment against him, for
said he: ""When I am judicially declared
a debtor I must acknowledge it, and a re
ceipt at the end of the law is conclusive."
This man was called a crank, but he wasn't
more cranky than some people who rate Al
as business men, and of them Pittsburg can
furnish its full share.
Said Mr. Kimberland, the lumber dealer,
a day or two ago: "There is a story in a
pile of pig iron on Duquesne way, near Mr.
Douglass mill, and if you ask Mr. Douglass,
or Mr. Alfred Slack, or Mr. James Collord,
they can tell it."
BUSTING FOB SEVENTEEN YEABS.
The gentlemen named were seen, and they
told of a transaction that one would scarce
expect among iron dealers. It was a pile
of pig iron that was stored in Loomis &
Colloid's metal yard, half a generation
since, awaiting a purchase, and, although
during that period there have been times
when it would have been snapped up
at a high figure, yet it has been allowed to
lie where, if not moth, at least rust has cor
rupted, for 17 years, and now it has been
sold at $17 a ton, though 17 years ago an
offer of $45 a ton was made for it and re
fused. It is fine charcoal pig, and original
ly tipped the beam at 250 tons. It would
have netted 17 years ago $11,250. Since
then it has cost the owners, in addition to
storage, no inconsiderable item, 102 per
cent in interest, $11,475; total cost $22,725,
supposing there had been no deterioration.
But ironjjxydises, and a low estimate of
oxydation puts the loss at ten tons, and be
fore it is weighed each pig is dropped on a
solid surface, causing the rust to separate
like bark from an old chestnut rail. This
entails on the original price a loss of $450;
I total cost of holding,
THE VAST DIFFERENCE
between $3,800 and $22,725 $19,075 over
five times what the sale realizes to-day. It
may be business, but it looks more like
donkeyishness than anything else to
traders of modern ideas.
Mr. Collord states that such cases are not
uncommon; that people consign iron to be
sold, and when the price goes away up they
cannot be induced to let go, hoping for still
higher prices, and when it reacts they cling to
their property with the stubbornness of
despair until either a death in the firm
forces them to release their grip.
It is said that the bankruptcy of a lead
ing iron company a few years ago was
caused by stubbornness in refusing to ac
cept a price for several thousand tons of pig
three times as large as realized when the
company was forced to throw it on the mar
ket. This kind of business is neither profit
able to the individual nor the community.
A Temperance Lectnresa Emphasizes the
Importance of Prohibition.
Mrs. Mary "Woodbridge, Secretary of the
National Union of the "W. O. T. TJ., lec
tured last night at the North Avenue M.
E. Church, Allegheny, on the prohibition
amendment question. The meeting was
conducted by the "Young People's Society
of the church, Miss Mary A. Paul pre
siding. Mrs. "Woodbridge asked: "Why fid the
General Assembly submit this question to
the people?" Continuing, she said: "This
might be answered by "saying because of the
pressure brought to bear by the people.
But why was this pressure brought to bear?
Because the liquor traffic has been guilty of
high treason to the individual, State and
Mrs. "Woodbridge said the benefits of this
law would not be so much for the men of to
day, or even for the little children we love,
but for the millions yet unborn. Bemem
ber the words of our Lord: "I will visit the
sins of the father upon the children, even to
the third and fourth generation, of them
that hate me."
Mrs. "Woodbridge maintained that high
license does not decrease the consumption of
liquor, and furnished statistics from various
States showing that the consumption has in
creased since the introduction of high
license. She said that in Pennsylvania
since the introduction of the Brooks law the
manufacture has increased over 3,000,000
The Bev. Josephus Cheaney, of Dallas,
Tex., lectured last night on the temperance
question at the Second IT. P. Church, Sixth
avenue. The meeting was opened by the
Bev. Mr. Little, pastor ot the church, who
conducted the devotional exercises. Mr.
Cheaney took for his subject: "Human Re
sponsibility Concerning Temperance."
A CONCERT TO CORCORAN.
It Was Rendered Him as a Farewell In
the Old City Hall.
A grand farewell testimonial concert was
tendered to Mr. Charles C. Corcoran, the
well-known Pittsburg musician, last night
in Old City Hall by his many friends in
A very excellent programme Had. been ar
ranged for the occasion, in which the follow
ing artists took part: Apollo Quintette
Club, Gounod Quartette Club, Misses Agnes
Yogel, Grace Miller, Agnes Keane, Lillian
Burkhardt, Messrs. Fred Toerge, George
Toerge, Charles Cooper, Carl Better, Joseph
Gittings, H. P. Ecker, M, Porritt, Joseph
A. Vogel, S. G. Gilli, George Brown, J.
Harry Horner, Al Hausold and Ed. Der
mitt The entertainment was under the manage
ment of Mr. Fred A. Parke, and was well
worthy of its esteemed beneficiary, Mr.
The Coraopolls B. 8s L. Perfection.
The borough of Coraopolis has at last per
fected its Building and Loan Association by
electing Messrs. A. "W. McDonald, Alfred
McCabe, Chas. E. Cornelius, J. BLr Jolly,
Dr. "W. S. Bamsey, "W. T. Tredway, J. D.
Hamilton and Geo. A- Lashell directors.
The board then elected Charles E. Cornel
ius, Chairman; A. M. McCabe, Vice Chair
man; "W. T. Treadway, Solicitor; J. D.
Hamilton, Secretary, and Howard Burns
Treasurer. Enough stock has been taken to
make the institution a go.
Pallbearers for P. "Walter.
The pallbearers to take charge of the re
mains of P. "Walter, Jr., whose funeral
takes place on Snnday afternoon, are: Two
from the Knights Templar, two from the
Odd Fellows, itwo from the American
Mechanics, and the Presidents of Select and
Common Councils. Both branches of Coun
cils will probably attend in carriages.
inal method! adopted by them in the South Af
rican fields to enable them to purloin genu, is
the subject of an article in to-morrow' 's Dis
patck, mitten by a gentleman who spent tee-
crai years at me aiamona. mines. . ,
WHAT MAKES A CHBISTIAN.
Rev. W. R. Maekav Delivers on Interesting
Lenten 3etnre on Uniting With the.
Chorea Many to Attendance.
5Bev. "W. B. Mackay delivered the-fifth of
hls.Lenten lectures last,evening, under the
auspices of the King's' Sons of St. Peter's
Church. "Notwithstanding the Inclement
weather, there was a full attendance.
Among other good things the lecturer said:
There are three classes of men In this world
In regard to the relationship of man to the
church. There Is, first, the active member of the
church; second, the man who once belonged to
the church, but for some reason has dropped
out, and third, the man who never belonged to
any church. The last two are the classes that
Iwish to reach, although I hope my remarks
will do us all good. "
When a man becomes converted he Is a
changec! man. He holds new views of life, new
views of God and new views ot the church. It
is not necessary that he ne converted in a pas
sion of tears: It may be in laughter, while lis
tening to a sermon or while walking along the
streets; but when he Is converted he is changed.
He becomes a Christian.
Every member of the church is not a Christ
ian. This word has leen brought to represent
almost everything; but its true meaning repre
sents man when he is noblest. A man maybe
a Christian and not belong to church. He may
live the life of a Christian and never go within
the Lord's sanctuary. Then he reminds me of
some grand piece of machinery which is
allowed to lie unnoticed In some back yard.
His place Is in the cbnrch, working for Christ
and His kingdom. ,Ha should join some
I do not expect a man. by conversion, to be
come a 1 nil-fledged Christian in one night. It
takes years of growth for the oak tree to be
come the monarch that it is. So among men,
it requires years of spiritual growth to become
a Christian. There Is hope for any man who
has even the farthest thought of wishing to do
right and acknowledging Christ as the Bon of
There are several kinds of church attendants
the one whoigoes to -every church, and may
be called "the circulating Christian," and the
one who is like the "wheelbarrow Christian,"
who went any way that lie was pushed.
Now, as to which church a man should be
long: That Is a hard question to answer. It
would be better for mankind if there were but
one church, as it was in the beginning. The
day is coming, however, when once again the
church will be united, and Christ's great teach
ing ot the brotherhood of man will be more
nearly obeyed. I feel like saying one church is
as good as another and sometimes a great deal
better. Join the church in "which jou can do
the most good, not the one that will benefit you
A GHASTLY PUZZLE.
How did Ittra. Ulmer Hang Herself to n Bed
post Which Was One Foot Shorter Than
She Waif-The Hill-Top Cantors.
Although the Coroner's jury returned a
verdict of suicide in the case of Mrs. Ame
lia TJlmer, of Beltzhoover, there is consid
erable gossip on the Southside hill-tops
which is not in harmony with that finding.
"I don't see how that woman could have
ever hung herself ?" said Undertaker Al
bert Yierheller to a Dispatch reporter last
night. "When I reached the house I was
struck with the smallneas of the bed, on one
of the posts of which Mrs. TJlmer's corpse
was found hanging. The bed seemed
altogether too small to facilitate such an
act. I got out my tape measure, and found
the corpse to be 5 feet 4 inches long. Then
I held the tape measure up to the bed post,
and found it fully one foot smaller than the
body. "When 'Squire Barr out the remains
down he found a handkerchief tied securely
around the neck of the woman aud the bed
post How she could have done it I do not
know. "When found her feet were dragging
on the floor. Had she thrown herself for
ward or tried to drop on her knees after
tying the handkerchief, the terrible strug
gles of the body while she was being choked
would have drawn the body up again. That
would have prevented death for a long
Mr. Yierheller further said that the
women who had washed the body had re
ported no marks of violenoe except the
mark ot the cloth around the dead
woman's neck. -x
The rumors were general oa the hill, but
neighbors were careful to refrain from talk
ing to newspaper reporters about the mat
ter. 'Squire Barr believes it was a case of
suicide. Mr. TTImer himself conld not be
found last night. No move has yet been
made for'another official investigation.
PETER WALTER'S F0XERAL.
Tbeteervlc to be Held In the Trinity Lu
theran Charch To-Morrow.
The arrangements for the funeral of Peter
"Walter, Jr., the well-known Allegheny
business man and politician, were completed
last night Mr. -"Walter was a member of
several secret organizations, and it was ex
peoted that the Knights Templar would
have charge of the funeral, but Mrs. "Walter
objects to a public funeral, and the various
orders will not participate in the services.
In order to give the many friends of the de
ceased an opportunity to attend the funeral
it will be held in the Trinity Lutheran
Church, at the cornet of Stockton avenue
and Arch street, on Sunday afternoon at 2
None of the orders to which-Mr. "Walter
belonged will attend in a body, but all will
be represented. He was a member of Mc
Kinley Lodge No. 318, A. Y. M.; Ascalon
Commandery 59, K. T.; Park Lodge 973, 1.
O. O. F., and Hope Council 118, Jr. O. V.
Allegheny Councils, of whioh the de
ceased was a member for 16 years, will hold
a special meeting at 4 o'clock this afternoon
to take appropriate action on his death.
The Allegheny Central Bepublican Club
will meet to-night to take action on the
death of one of their members.
The pallbearers will be two from the
Knights Templar, two from the L O. O. F.,
two lrom the Jr. O. TJ. A. M. and two from
Allegheny Councils. The latter will likely
be Chairmen Lindsay and Hunter. The
others have not yet been selected.
THIS IB GOOD NEWS.
The Pleasant Valley 1.1ns to be Made an
Electric Road at Once.
Colonel James Andrews went East yester
day. He states, in addition to what Presi
dent McCreery has said through these
columns, that the Pleasant Valley Line, In
which he is interested, will soon be changed
into an electric road, veryjsoon indeed. The
work of relaying the tracks for this purpose
will be commenced at once.
Mr. Andrews said he,,yith some of the
directors, has been looking into various
electric street railway systems.
UNDER THE LBNSES.-
An Interesting Lecture Given la the Third
The Christian Endeavir Society of the
Third Presbyterian Churc i gave a monthly
entertainment In the lecture room of the
church last evening. Mr. "William H.
Thompson delivered an interesting lecture
on microscopical TiewsJ The Schubert
Quartet furnished the instrumental music
for the occasion. The attendance was not
' Mr. Thompson is an active member of the
Irjn City Microscopical Society.
They Have Prlvnite Boxes.
Among the recent subscribers for private
boxes at the May IMusia Festival are the
following: James McCfea, H. J. Heinz,
E. M. Hukeill, Mrs. Jo eph Dilwortb, S.
Beymer, E. M. Ferguson Henry Holdship,
John Eaton, Andrew Ca negie, Mrs. J. M.
Gusky, John H. Bicketst u, William Thaw,
w. . u. uoniey, a. G. Htewart, a. u
account often days in the iaddle with Buffalo
Sill in pursuit of hostile Irldtans.
SI Pocketbooks ani Cord Cases for 58c,
The biggest and best job lot of leather goods
you ever saw fine leather and well made.
Jos. Hobnb & Co.'S
ly - PeuttAveam Store,
Consumption, and Not am Accident,
as a Caus of a Man's Death,
THOUGH $5,000 TYAS4THIv0LAIM.
Did Prominent Persons Try to Defraud an
- " Accldeni Company?
A DETECTITE'S GRAYB ALLEGATIONS.
A very sensational conspiracy suit was
bronght yesterday by Frank K. Kohler,
Secretary of the People's Mutual Accident
Insurance Company, before Alderman Me
Kenna, against three prominent people.
The defendants are Mrs. Hettie M. Garfield,
Dr. H. E. Campbell and Christ Martin. In
the information it is stated that on Febru
ary 9 the parties made a demand on the
company for 5,000, the amount of a policy
held by James M. Garfield and drawn in
iavor of his wife, one ot the defendants to
the suit. The claim was that Mr. Garfield's
death had resulted from the effect of an
accident -It was claimed that a street car
collided with his buggy on Federal street,
Allegheny, and he was badly hurt These
injuries, it was said, caused his death last
January. Chris Martin was named as a
witnesaof the accident
The insurance company placed the mat
ter in the hands of the Gilkenson Detective .
Agency, and Detective Allen was assigned
to investigate the matter. He discovered
that Mr. Garfield's death was caused by
consumption, according to Dr. Campbell's
return in the Allegheny Health Office, and
also secured a witness who will testify that
in the street car collision one man was hurt,
but not Mr. Garfield. "Witnesses were se
cured and Secretary Kohler brought the
"Warrants were issued and about 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Detective Allen ar
rested Dr. Campbell in Mayor HcCallin's
office and he furnished bail; in the sum of
$1,000 for his appearance at a hearing next
Thursday evening, A. K. Stevenson going
ing on his bond. Martin was arrested
about 6 o'clock and promptly furnished bail.
Mrs. Garfield, the third defendant, is ab
sent from the city. '
Dr. Campbell is a candidate for the posi
tion of jail physician, and the election is to
be held to-day by the Prison Board. He
claims that this is a scheme on the part of
his rivals to defeat him.
James M. Garfield was the sewer pipe
manufacturer connected with the firm of
Murphy, Fertig & Co. Several years ago he
had his name changed lrom Murphy to Gar.
A CENSURE TOTED,
But Alderman Carlisle Says It Was Very
In the Datz murder and suicide case, the
Coroner's jury yesterday censured Alderman
Carlisle and his constable for not serving the
warrant of arrest on Peter G. Datz on
"Wednesday instead of Thursday, which
might have prevented the tragedy.
Subsequently Alderman Carlisle called at
this office to say that the censure was un
just He declares he was not notified of the
suit against Datz until "Wednesday after
The bodies of Datz and his 3-year-old son
were taken to the morgue. No friends ap
pearing to bury them, Mr. McKinley, owner
ot the morgue, and Coroner McDowell fur
nished, with their own money, a robe and
beautiful casket for the little boy. It was a
touching mark of sympathetic affection.
THE GRIP BROKE.
A Man Thrown From I1U Car Through the
Window Oat on Penh Avenue.
"When Henry Koch, a gripman on the
Citizens' cable line, attempted to run his
car over the vault at the power house, near
Thirty-fourth street, without the aid of
horses, the grip broke, and he was thrown
head foremost ont of the window.
He was badly injured about the head, and
it is supposed he sustained internal in
juries. HIP 1 P i CIT A tl'e possible rival of Pana
11 Ivauilu II A, mo as the route of a canal
to unite two oceans, its lakes, rivers and climate,
is the subject of an illustrated sketch in to
GREAT MUSICAL ATTRACTIONS
At Kleber Bros.', 306 Wood Street.
Nothing can equal the beauty and per
fection of the instruments just received at
the old established music house of H.
Kleber & Bro., 606 "Wood street Nothing
can equal the Steinway, Conover and Opera
pianos, and the Burnett organs and the
wonderful Yocalion church must be seen to
be appreciated. Klebers' is the most popu
lar and trusted music house in the "West
They sell the very best instruments and on
the very lowest prices and easiest time pay
ments. If you want to be absolutely safe,
and get dollar for dollar for your money,
you must buy at H. Kleber & Bro.'s.
BRUSHES, COaiBS, MIRRORS.
From 10 to 25 per cent before moving. A
rare opportunity to buy new goods at low
prices at Hardy & Hayes', Jewelers and
Silversmiths, S33 Smilhfield street, between
Fifth and Sixth avenues. tts
A Thins of Scanty ! a Joy Forever.
"What a pity a beautiful carpet could riot
last forever; but, alasl like poor, frail
humanity, they have to succumb to wear and
tear, hence the necessity of replenishing oc
casionally. Now, should you wish to re
plenish in carpets this spring, we would
consider ourselves flattered if you should so
much as-call and see our stvles and get our
prices and terms of sale before purchasing.
we make and lay all carpets verv promptly.
Hoppeb Bsbs. & Co., 307"Wo'od st.
Beaded Pelerines or Shoulder Wraps at
Low Prices. ,
$3, ?4, U 60, $5, 57, $8, $10, $12, $14, $18 to
126, in our cloak room; stylish and all new.
Jos. Horne & Co. '8
Penn Avenue Stores.
All Fancy Goods Redaced.
Hardy & Hayes announce that owing to
their removal on or about April 15 they will
reduce all fancy goods now in stock from 10
to 25" per cent As everything' is fresh and
new this firm displays, this is a rare oppor
tunity to get goods away below value. Call
early at Hardy & Hayes', Jewelers and Sil
versmiths, 633 Smithfield street, between
Fifth and Sixth avenues. tts
A meeting-In behalf of the Constitu
tional amendment will be held at Provi
dence Presbyterian Church, Liberty street,
near Chestnut, Allegheny, on Friday next,
April 12, at 7:30 p. M.
SANiTABnnr and "Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric liphts.
Baths, massage and electricity by Trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Men's Fast Black Victoria Dye, Only 3e,
Also in better qualities these goods are
reliable and will not stain the feet
Joa. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Fob Saturday: 250 fine" silk lined beaded
wraps at $2 63, worth H 60, at Bosenbaua
& Co.'s. ,
Men's neckwear, latest styles and largest
line in the eltv.
Jambs H.- Aikkn & Co.. ISO Fifth are,'
I . n , j ., - - 1 t i- -s
MEASURING GAS BUNDTEI.Y.
Whytho New We.tlnuhoiiie Gas Meter
Reader Itself a Necessity for Al! Con
asaera of Gas.
The merits of any article of commerce can
not be better tested than by the verdict of
This fact has been thoroughly exemplified
in the sale of the new Westmghnuse gas
meter, which was described and illustrated
in The Dispatch about three weeks ago.
Since tSst time over 1,060 of these meters
have been sold and put into the houses ot
gas consumers of Pittsburg and its vicinity,
which proves that the people areas anxious
to adopt a good thing as they are ready to
condemn a bad one.
That the Westinghonse meter is the best
article which can be had for the purpose of
measuring gas, and measuring it accurately,
is a fact as easily demonstrated, as it is
proved that all others are incapable of doing
the work. The reason why the old ones are
unreliable is simply this: "While the prin
ciples of their design were not only imper
fect and faulty, the material out of which
they were constructed was also of such a
character that a reliable result was impos
sible to be obtained therefrom. The other
meters have' leather diaphragms, from
which the gas rapidly absorbs the moisture,
makes them dry and in a short time hard.
Then the leather warps and binds, causing
such a disorder in the working parts of the
meter that accurate measuring oi gas is an
The "westinghonse meter, however, is so
constructed that it cannot get out of order.
The mechanical parts are all made ont of
iron, brass or steel, remaining totally un
affected from their contact with the gas, and
they are in such perfect balance so as to
work as a unit on the smallest possible fric
tion, assuring a constant accuracy of meas
urement and a durability heretofore un
equaled by any gas meter. To illustrate
the delicacy of the mechanical parts of the
meter and to prove its unvarying accuracy
of perfect measurement, it need out be said
that ft requires only a pressure of a thou
sandth part of a pound to put the meter to
work and run it
It is evident from these advantages pos
sessed by the "Westinghonse gas meter that
it is the most desirable device for all con
sumers of natural gas. On account of its
accuracy and reliable method of working, it
gives people the assurance that they only
pay for as much gas as they use. It is,
therefore, a direct means of economy.
The Great Cloaca 6c Warren Combination
Has no high-toned name, it's simply an or
gan, but for'church or concert purposes it is
the best that was ever made, having quali
ties that are not found in any other organ,
and that cannot be used by any other maker,
as the patents are owned by Clough & "War
ren, the manufacturers, we have a num
ber of them in ourwarerooms and will take
pleasure in showing and explaining their
qualities to all callers. "Within the last
few weeKa we have sold large ones to the
Presbyterian Church, Crafton, Pa,
Methodist Protestant Church, Toronto, O.
United Presbyterian Church, Mt "Wash
M. E. Church, Homestead, Pa.
The New M. E. Church, "West End, city.
' Scribner's patent qualifying tubes, with
which the organs are supplied, give them
thepipe quality of tone so much admired.
"Very close prices will be made to all
churches now desiring to purchase. Also a
large stock of pianos on hand, among them
a number of those special offers at $190,
with outfit in. S. Hamilton,
91 and 93 Fifth ave.
The Handsomest Man
In Pittsburg would look well in one of our
$10 or $12 spring overcoats, silk-faced as
they are and cut on the latest of English
box patterns, or take and examine our suit
line and likewise you are favorably im
pressed. $10 or $12 gives you choice of some
very nobby suits. To-day we expect a big
trade; 25 extra men are in our clothing de
partment Call and secure one of these suits
or overcoats. Our low prices have made ns
popular and we mean to continue with the
good work. P. C. C. C., cor. Grant and
Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House;
CTAlvT PreUy maidens, lazy men, boat
SjmSXIUi population, gambling houses, etc, are
described in a fascinating manner in tomor
row's zmvxTCJL.byJTank O, Carpenter.
The most efficacious stimulant to excite
the appetite are Angostura Bitters.
Fob Saturday: 250 fine silk lined beaded
wraps at $2 68, worth ti 60, at Bosenbaum
25c A YARD,
Luster Plaids and Twills.
SS-lnch Cashmeres, fancy striped and check.
Dress Fabrics, specially serviceable qualities.
60c A YARD,
French Cashmeres, new shadings.
French Plaids and Striped Novelties.
Herees, Cloths and Henriettas.
Line-bordered Suitings, wide, all-wool.
French Coalites, unique designs.
650 A YARD,
40-Inch French Serges.
40-inch Drap d' Almas.
43-Inch Mohair Brilllanttnes.
75c A YARD,
Extra grades of French Dress Goods.
Surab. Twilled and Habit Cloths.
Foule's Drip d ete Cashmeres.
SI A YARD.
Superb qualities of Bilk Warp Henriettas,
lovely light tints and qnier shades lor street
large variety of wide, choice, stylish Foreign
Our Fast Dye Black Hosiery Ladles, Misses,
Children and Men's guaranteed absolutely
Light and Medium-weight Underwear, full
lines and splendid values..
Attractive assortment of spring shades -Button
Kid Gloves, 73c and SI; 5 hooks, 75c, 11, SI 3a.
Second floor Cloak and Suit stock invites
Sour patronage for novel and staple styles of
aits. Cloaks. Wraps and Jackets. Fine range
of Bead Mantelettes all the popular numbers
from tZ to $40.
Nottingham, Swiss and Irish Point Curtains,
leading values, from tl to S10 a pair.
605 AND 607 MARKET ST.
NEW MAPLE SYRUP-STRICTLY PURE,
of choice quality, in gallon cans, receiv
lng and for sale at lowest prices, wholesale and
retail, by jnq RENSHAW fc CO.,
mhl5-ws Liberty and Ninth sta.
CONSUME YOUR OWN GARBAGE IN
stoves and ranges while using the same for
cooking, or any other purpose, by using the
Koreka Garbage Burner. For illustrative cir
cular, containing lull information, call on or
68 East Diamond street,
Je5-n57-TT3 Allegheny. Pa.
FISH FOR LENT-EXTRA MESS MACK
KREL, Nova Scotia salmon, smoked sal
mon and Yarmouth bloaters. Klppend herring
and Fiadon haddies in cans, Iresh and spiced
salmon and mackerel In tlns JNO-A. KEN
SHAW & CO- Family Grocers. mhlS-ws
Walter J. osbobse. Richard harrows.
BARROWS & OSBORNE
SO Diamond street
u seventh avenue.
Tetpheng'l. . , se5-B8frTT3,
- - - 7,
' .' FOR .$
APRIL SHOPPERS. J
Without doubt thelargest and most vSedl
stock we have ever shown. AH departments
are filled with the choicest styles In entirely
new and choice goods.
IN THE CLOAK BOOH. , ,,
An entire building devoted to our stock' of
Suits and Overgarments of every description
for Ladies, Misses and Children.
Our special spring display of Ladles' Sum-
mer Costumes, in Satines and Zephyr Ging
hams this week.
Extreme high novelties In ImportedjLong,
Garments, Connemara Cloaks and Directoiro,
Coats. ' . f
Jackets, plain and braided, black and colors.
So to 825, all in newest shapes. . t
Latest designs in Jerseys and Blouse Waists!
in fancy flannels and silks.
Special attention given to Outfits for Infants,
and small Children, haad-mada goodsi our,
specialty. -; '
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NEW DRESS GOODS.
Nearly 300 pieces new French Printed ChafrJ
lies at GOo a yard, also at 33c. ' -
Elegant Empire designs in Side Border
- ,, f
Challles, exclusive styles, entirely new.
New Handkerchief P laid Dress Patterns. -,-;
Largest assortment ot Paris Embroidered
Robes, a la Directolre, in spring color combi
nations. - .
Plain Mohairs, Printed Mohairs, Plaid Ho-
hairs. Striped Mohairs.
English Suiting Cloths, tailor styles, in single
patterns and by the yard.
New Paris Cashmeres, superb In finish and
In ultra shades, dyed to our own order.
JNe'w Silk Warp Cashmeres, to SI 25 a yrd,V -
beautlfuHo)ofings in full assortment.
Fancy Combination Suitings, Plaids, Jae
quards. Stripes, Ombre effects, Tapestry Pat
terns, the largest collection ot novelties ever'
shown In this city, 50c to 52 50 a yard.
Suiting Cloths, 50 Inches wide, 40c to SI 25 a
New Broadcloths, in all the spring coloring,''
SI totS 50 a yard.
Fine English styles, all-wool, 60s a yard.
S1LKB! SILKS! SILKS!
Specials In India Silks, 45c to SI a yard. Go
where you will, the largest stock is here and
the best values.
Plain India Silks, 43c; finer qualities if you
want them; latest colorings. t
New Striped Surahs, Satins and Royalea .
Printed Crepes, Paris Brocades, Satin Striped'
Special good values In Black Silk, best makes
only and most of them. S4, S3, S2, SI and down.
Fancy Striped Black Silk Fabrics. latest
New Black Silk Grenadines, Plain, Satin
Striped and Brocaded.
Our Spring Hosiery Bargains Over L,0Q0,
dozens now in stock. Our celebrated "Cable
Dye" Fast Black Stockings for Ladies and
Children, 25c to SI a pair. Ladles' Colored Buk
Stockings, 75c to J4 a pair.
IN WASH DRESS GOODS
A special offering of 250 Embroidered Chass?
bray Robes at S3 60 each; this is less than half
Special bargains in Ginghams and Satines.
New Marie Antoinette Cloth and Printed
Our Lace Curtain Room isBusy Curtains, SI
to S85 a pair; best values ever offered; also Cur
tain Materials of all kinds.
Special display of Children's Hats this weekjf
In Millinery Department.
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