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The Allegheny and Manches
ter Street Railway to
ALTER ITS MOTIYE POWER.
Uo Cable, ffo Slot Bail and Ko Over
head Wires Are Wanted.
EACH CAR BUNS INDEPEHDEHTLY.
A. Combination of a Gas Engine
Electricity the Scheme.
SEW PLElSiKT TaLLEX CABS COHIKG.
The management of the Pittsburg, Alle
gheny and Manchester Street Bail way Com
pany have abont completed their experi
ments with an entirely new street car system,
and, from the present indications, the
company will put it into practical operation
on its lines in a very short time.
It has for a long time been generally
known that the company intended to aban
don the horses; but what would be the
motive power to take the place of horses,
lias always been a matter of conjecture.
One of the directors of the company gave
a Dispatch reporter, last night, a detailed
description of the new system, which is
entirely different from anything that has
jet been tried in the way of street car motive
"We nave made a very careful study of
all existing systems of propelling street
car," the gentleman said, "and I believe
the one we are going to adopt is the most
practicable known to this date. The patent
Las already been issued for the system. The
idea is to propel each car independently,
without a cable, without a slot rail, or any
overhead wires, or even a central station
and power house. The system is simply
this: "We have
A COMBDTATIOH' CAB,
of which the one partis occupied "by the
passengers and the other by the motive
power. The latter consists, as the prime
mover, of a gas engine, tanks filled with
condensed gas, and a dynamo. The electric
motor, however, will be placed under the
"Now, as to the working of the system:
"The tanks are filled with a sufficient amount
of condensed gas to keep the engine sup
plied for 15 or 18 hours. This will assure
ns a continuous running of the car without
any delay or stoppage. You can therefore
readily understand that the entire system
is very simple. The little gas engine in the
front part of the car is connected with the
dynamo, and the dynamo with the motor;
so we bare everything just exactly where it
"Each car will be fitted up in the same
manner, and run independently. All that
is required is a filling of the tank in the
morning before the cars start out, and then
they will run for the whole day without in
terruption. THE WATTT ADVANTAGES
of the system are too apparent to require
mnch-expL;nation. Pint of all we can put
, lew cars right on the old tracks. Thus
Ire .a void the enormous expenses connected
with a cable road, as well as the iron poles
and the overhead wires of the electric roads.
The latter-'ytem is a great mistake any
how, because it will not be very long 'until
that system has become antiquated, for the
reason that no city -will then allow wires to
be strung along the popularthoroughfares."
"But how many men will it take to attend
to each of your new cars."
"Only two, the same as now. "We do not
want an engineer, because the engine runs
by itself all day long; we only require a
brakcman and a conductor."
"But how will those cars be in the matter
"They can be made to go just as fast as
we want them to, and as we are allowed to;
and up grade or down a hill they can be
handled as easily as you please."
"When will tfie first car arrive here?"
"I am not able to give you any positive
information about that to-night In connec
tion with the scheme. I can tell you, how
ever, that we will manufacture our own cas
.4a snpply the tanks. The sv&tem. as far as
.1 Know about anv existing street car snlpm
is th cheapest, the safest and the most ad
vantageous," ELECTBIC CABS 0BDEBED.
Pleasant Taller Line to Use
Sprneme Electric Motor.
The Pleasant Valley Street Bail way Com
pany yesterday closed a contract with the
Eprague Electric Bailway and Motor Com
pany for 25 new and novel cars with com
plete station equipment.
Messrs. Stern & Silverman state that the
iron poles and the overhead wirework in
this connection will be of the latest im
provements. SOME OP THE DELEGATES.
Brewers Who Will Go to tlio National Con
vention nt Niagara- Falls.
The list of brewers who will attend the
National Convention, to be held at Niagara
Palls, beginning Tuesday next, lias not
been completed; but the following said they
would go, tor a certainty:
Theodore Striub, Harry Dannals, W. Eber
lardt, John Hamraet Joseph Bruening, Mr.
Vilsack and Mr. Winter.
Aside from the discussion and formula
tion of plans to defeat the Pennsylvania
amendment, there will be little business
transacted that will be of interest to Pitts
burgers. The delegates will leave in a
special Pullman palace car, Monday even
ing, and go via the Allegheny Valley Bail
xoad. E0 TEEDICT PE0H THE DIEECTOBS.
An Opinion Expressed, However, That
"Uncle Sam Will Get Dam 7.
The directors of theMonongahela Naviga
tion Company, who met on Wednesday and
discussed the award of the Board ot
Viewers who condemned lock No. 7, have
sot come to any conclusion respecting the
acceptance or rejection of the decision, but
have called another special meeting. Those
seen last night, Messrs. Albree and Logan,
bad but little to say.
Mr. Boseberry, one of the heaviest stock
holders, discussed tbe situation to some ex
tent, but he did not give any pronounced
views regarding it
One stockholder stated that he thought
the award would be accepted, thought he
did not admit that it was satisfactory.
The Wires Were Crossed.
The electric light wires came Jn contact
with the police telephone wires on the
Southside last night, and tbe force of the
i current -was so strong that the Game well
police telenhoneinstrument in the Twenty
"eighth ward station was burned completely
out in a few minutes. The cross was dis
covered shortly after, and the electric liriit
' company cut off its current'in time to .save
rt the instruments in the other station house.
FOLLY OP FORMALITY.
Rev. Georse Hodges Salts Into Itao Orcnn
Dlspete An Episcopalian Hobby Also
Ills Dedication Sermon.
The beautiful Church ot the Ascension,
on Ellsworth avenue, near Neville street,
was consecrated yesterday by the Rt Bev.
Cortlandt Whitehead, Bishop of the diocese.
With him there were present 15 clergymen,
including the new rector, Kcv. B, ST.
Granger, of Steubenville, several of whom
assisted in the interesting services.
The sermon was preached by Bev. George
Hodges, and, in many of its points, was in
tensely practical. He took for his text
Acts i:8, "Ye shall be witnesses of me." He
The Master stood with His disciples upon the
mount of tbe ascension. The hour of His de
parture was at band. Henceforth He would be
with, them,but not in the old familiar way. They
would no more look into His blessed face. Bat
He wanted to clre them all the help He could.
With what cracious, helpful, Inspiring speech
could He leave them? What last word could
HesayT What He said was this: "Ye shall be
witnesses unto Me."
How were they to witnessT They were wit
nesses to certain important facts about Christ.
It concerned both Christian believing and
Christian living. We meet here upon Ascension
Day to open in tbe name of Christ a church
whose title Is taken from this day. What
question, then, can be more appropriately asked
than this: What shall a parish do to bear its
witness most efficiently? It must be constrained
by the love of Christ It must be a personal
lore; not with any metaphysical doctrine, not
with any ecclesiastical method of approval.
If we love Christ we will get the theology
straight enough. The parish in which Christ
is preached as theso first witnesses preached
Him not from partisanship, not from loyalty
to the ministers or to the church will do
efficiently. Christian troth will be set forth
In its true proportions. The truth is sometimes
set forth in mal-proportlons as the picture of
a man that micht be naintedbv an arti-.t iu
some fit of insanity in which his little finger
shonld be of tbe same size as his head. Tbe
malicious demon is still at work, and he seems
to delight In denominational assemblies. At
this moment he is raising a great disturbance
in a council of Christian brethren over a
question which to all sensible onlookers is just
about as important as a discussion whether tbe
pews of tbe church shall be of oak or ash. I
mean the "organ question."
He is getting ready against next October to
take the time of the General Convention with a
discussion which shall put us in an equally
ridiculous position tbe discussion of a name
while the very foundations are being assailea
while the foundations of social order are suf
fering assault, we will bare to conquer these
giants, or they will conquer us. We will hare
to ruin them, or they will ruin us. Yet, in tbe
face of all this, men are dlsputlngabont church
music, and trying to change names considering
the color of stoles, debating about the furni
ture of churches and making experiments In ec
clesiastical clothing. It is astounding that any
body of Christian men, amidst such calls for
Christian duty, such wasteof tlmeandenergy
molehills magnified into mountains; tbo little
finger distorted till it is bigger than all the
rne witness will be borne by work. It will
exist to uplift men. The true communicants
will be bound together to do this Christlike
work. There is danger of too elaborate and com
plicated machinery. It may be helped by liter
ary societies, tennis clubs, singing and sewing
schools, by beneficent associations and reading
rooms. But these may also Injure by catering
to the materialistic spirit. Bat if we ire trae
Christians and lore the Master, these things
will all draw us nearer together, and we shall
be true witnesses for Him.
THE CABLE LIKES' BONANZA.
What It Costs In Car Fare Alone to Qlonrn
nt a Slnsle Cemetery.
The memorial exercises at Allegheny
Cemetery yesterday were a bananza tor the
Citizens' Traction Company. From 28,000
to 30,000 fares were collected, according to
the estimates of the different conductors.
The East Liberty division was running 28
cars (ten more than last Saturday, and five
extra for the day). The usual average
patronage for the cars, previous to last Sat
urday, with, 18 cars, was about 400 fares per
day for each car, making 7,200 fares per day
on the East Liberty division. Yesterday
the average was over 500 per car, and this,
with 28 cars, brings the number up to 14,000
The Butler street division ran 21 cars;
but the average was higher than on the
EastXiberty division, which -would bring
the total fares collected up to fully 30,000.
Counting each a 5-cent fare, as they have to
be counted on the register, the receipts of
the company wonld be 51,600 for the day,
which, it is safe to say, is not quite double
their usual receipts, again figuring from
the usual number carried by the East
The Pittsburg Traction Compony's busi
ness was also increased greatly.and that line
carried no less than 20,000 people.
SUBJECTS TO BE DISCUSSED.
A List of Papers to be Read Before the
At the Sanitary Conference to-day and to
morrow some interesting subjects will be dis
cussed, as the following list ot papers will
''Dyspepsia, a Study in Personal Hygiene,"
by Dr. Frank Woodbury, of Philadelphia;
"Bread." by S. S. Marrm; "Adulteration of
Food and Drugs," Percy F. Smith: "Proper
Mode of Conducting Sanitary Inspections," Dr.
W. B. Atkinson, Philadelphia; "The Air That
Surrounds Working Classes in Large Cities,"
Dr. J. J. Green j "Cellar Air in Houses." Rev.
E. H. Snpplee, Philadelphia; "Future of "Our
Rivers as Sources of Water Supply," Colonel
Roberts; "Selection and Treatment of Public
Water Supplies," Prof. Henry Leflmann,Phila.
delphia; ''Fermented BeTerages of Low Alco
holic Strength. Commonly Known as Soft
Drinks," Prof. Henry Leffmann.
Other papers equally interesting will be
THE DEADLY GEADE CROSSING.
One of Tiro Brothers Crashed to Death
Without Any Waralac
A sudden and shocking death was occa
sioned at Fifth-third street yesterday morn
ing by a railroad accident. James' Curry,
married and 43 years of age, while assisting
his brother to carry a piece of lumber across
the track of the Allegheny Valley Bailroad
at that point, was strnck By a passenger
train and instantly killed. The train ran
over his body, crushing it in a terrible man
ner. Byrne & McCabe took charge of the
Curry was employed at the Crescent Steel
"Works. He leaves a family of four small
children and lived on Carnegie avenue,
near Fifty-fourth street. An inquest will
be held this morning.
LIFE IN A TENEMENT HOUSE.
Sirs. Emma Harding U Severely Cat In tbe
Side by a Nearo.
A cutting affair occurred about midnight
in the Centennial building, No. 409 Ferry
street Emma Harding, a young col
ored woman, received an ugly gash in
the side from a knife. She says she was
"cut by Henry Harris, also colored.
The woman is married, and Harris had
been working on the roof of the house, clean
ing it of The neighbors say tbe pair had
been quarreling all afternoon, and they ex
pected somethingof the kind wonld happen.
The woman claimed Harris was mad at her
for some reason or other.
At a late hour last night Harris had not
A NABE0TT ESCAPE.
A Pistol Ballet Crashes Through a Cable
Car Between Two Bled.
As car No. 4, of the Fifth Avenue Trac
tion line, was coming toward the city at
720 last night, when in front of the Soho
schoolhouse, a pistol shot was heard on the
hillside. A bullet crashed through the car
windows, passing between two men and
coming dangerously near W. S. Beach, the
well-known druggist, who was in the car at
the time. The man who fired the shot could
not be discovered.
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THE QUEER FJfiUEES.
Business Firms Beady to be Assessed
High on a Business Tax
FOE PURPOSES OF ADVERTISING.
There May he a Shortage in the Total Tax
When it is Collected.'
THE LISTS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED
A call was made upon Chief Assessor
Frank P. Case, yesterday, in regard to the
closing returns of the business tax. He said
the books would be ready for the treasurer
within 10 days, and, upon inquiry as to the
amount of taxes received, aa compared with
the previous year, he stated that it was im
possible yet to say, for the reason that the
figures had not been made up. He stated,
however, that in view of the small number
of liquor licenses granted by Judge "White,
the total of the assessments might possibly
fall below the estimate of tbe 'Finance Com
mittee. The Board of Assessors had in- every
instance largely increased the assessments
upon those who had failed to make returns
of their business for the past year, upon
which the law fixes a basis as the assess
ment of the current year. The purpose of
this was to compel delinquents to make ac
curate returns, tbe board generally accept
ing appeals when properly qualified and
''Will the list of assessments be given out
for publication?" Mr. Case was asked.
"No, sir; I think' the board-will act as
last year," was the reply, "and refuse to
give them out Last year they were given
out by the City Treasurer, and it is likely
that he will do so this year.
"Where presumably excessive assessments
have been made, have merchants generally
made appeals, showing their actual business
of the past year?"
ME TVKO tvon't kick.
"Well, generally, they have, where we
have exceeded the actual business of firms;
but many have failed to make "response to
the notices sent them of the assessment,
which indicates that in such cases the assess
ments were not excessive. In other words,
a man assessed at $50,000, and doing a busi
ness of $75,000, is not 'kicking. " .
"Is it not a fact that some merchants are
willing to pay beyond what they wonld
legally be required to do, with a view of
bolstering their business and their credit?"
"Well, yes; it is so said that some mer
chants are willing to be overtaxed with
probably such a view in mind. I regret
that there is a necessity of a business tax at
all, for the reason that it is nearly as odious
and unfair as an income tax. I -do most
decidedly object to the publication of bus
iness returns or assessments. It was hoped
that the largely increased valnation upon
property for the current year, made under
the new city charter, would have enabled
the Finance Committee of Councils to
abolish the business tax."
"Now, Mr. Case, one reason of the call
Upon you is that itis reported that business
firms will allow, or at least not contest, ex
cessive assessments yon may have made
until after the publication of the list, for
the purpose of showing, or allowing to be
shown, an amount of business that their
books would not warrant Then, after
such publication, that they will come to
you with their appeals, showing to you that
in many,-if not all cases, such assessments
should be reduced."
"We have heard of such possible action
by some merchants; but, if thcreturns are
published, tbe board will allow the publica
tion after obtaining the appeal.
IT IS ODIOUS AT BEST.
"The whole business tax matter is trouble
some. Many varied questions arise that are
not distinctly covered bylaw. Merchants
justly complain against the tax. .Many
deprecate the publication of the amount of
their business, particularly those who make
an open and honest showing of what they
do. They cite the fact that many drummers
and agents visiting the city are competing
with them, in their several lines of businesi
-without the exaction of a tax. Some of
these agents have permanent places of busi
"What about the assessment upon liquor
'We have before us, under consideration,
the reports of sales, made to the License
Court for the past year. In every instance,
the wholesale dealers have been assessed no
less than upon the basis of the returns they
made to the Court. As to retailers, as you
know, there are but 93, against over 250 last
year. The publication a few days ago that
the 93 saloons should now do as much busi
ness .as the 250 last year, was a mistake, as
no such estimate had been made. "We have,
however, largely increased the assessments
upon saloon keepers holding license. In
few instances, known to me, have the
assessments made by the board been beyond
what the parties are likely to do: but, as a
rule, the estimates are below the probable
actual receipts. Much consideration was
given this matter, and it was frequently
gone over, for the reason that ft seemed
arbitrary upon thepart of the board to guess
at the advanced sales of these dealers. None
of the 93 saloonists will deny that their
business will be largely increased over that
of last year. Meanwhile they have the
right of appeal, and a number of them have
been heard. Perhaps, so far, but one-third
have appealed, and their cases will be con
sidered fairly and properly dealt with."
OUAEA'S HOUSE BUMED.
A Fire .Damages tbe Detective's Squirrel
About 8:30 last night a two-story frame
building on Boger O'Mara's property on
Squirrel Hill was destroyed by fire, and the
large frame residence about 12 feet away
was badly scorched. The fire originated
from a leaking joint in the natural gas
Mr. O'Mara has not been living at his
Squirrel Hill house since the 1st of April,
when he moved into Oakland. Since then
Tom Sterck, the gymnastic teacher, has
been living in the residence, and Lario
Gozzola, n Italian, who lights tbe street
lamps in that district, has been living- in
the frame building adjoining the residence;
which was formerly used as a spring and
carriage house and sleeping apartment for
hired help. AY hen the fire broke out a still
alarm was sent in to the Hazel wood Engine
Company, but the firemen could do nothing
-when they arrived on account of the dis
tance from a fire plug. A bucket brigade
was formed, however, and succeeded in
saving the residence..
The building was valued at 5300, par
tially insured. Gozzola lost $300 in cash,
which was hidden awav in his trunk, be
sides all his furniture. The damage to the
residence will probably Teach ,$200, par
A CEOWBAR FOE A WHIP.
Bach ! the Clmre of Crnetty Against
"Walter Jacoby, Peter Dennisoa and
James Campbell were arrested Jy Officer
McLaughlin last evening on Forbes street,
near Oakland, and lodged in the Fourteenth
ward station, charged with disorderly, con
duct. It Is alleged by the officer that the
boys had been out on Squirrel Hill yester
day playing ball and drinking brer, and
that on returning home thev were T&cinp
their horse and abusincr it bv striking it I
with an iron oar, wnen tne omoer arrested I
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CIOWUED WITH SUCCESS.
St. Mark Gnlld Houre Was Formally
Opened Last Ktcht H. I. Gonrley and
Prof. Brashear Hake Addresses. .
8t Mark's Guild Honse on South Eigh
teenth street was formally opened last night.
The exercises were to hare been held in the
open-air, but the Tain prevcnted.it The
people adjourned to the.assembly.
After singing by the choir, Mr. H. I.
Gourley was introduced. He spoke of the
value of training young people 'physically,
intellectually and morally. Ho compli
mented the people on the completion of the
house, and regretted that such a building
was not attached to every church.
This letter of regret "from Andrew Car
negie was next read.
PTTTSBirBO, May 10, 18S9.
I am exceedingly gratified at the kind Invita
tion you give me, but unfortunately my duties
call me to tbe other side before tbe date
named for tbe opening; While absent, how
erer, in body, I will not fall to take the greatest
interest in the snecess ot your good work, and
some day shall expect to go over and witness
tbe Dleasing sight of something good harine
been done tor the people of the Southside.
very respectf ally,
Mr. Carnegie is one of the contributors to
the fund for the erection of the Guild House,
and the reading of the letter from the gener
ous millionaire was greeted wua long ana
Prof. J. A Brashear, of Allegheny, then
spoke of the advantages of guilds and re
ferred to the workingmen's guild of Bel
fast. "In Old Ireland," said Prof. Brashear,
"where they are lorever crying home, rule,
and where we think they do not know any
thing, there are many good workmen. And
in many instances their education is due to
their associations with such places as these.
Sir Howard Grubbs was the finest telescope
maker in the world, and he was once a poor
Prof. Brashear predicted that the time
would come before long whcn all the
churches would need to build guild houses
or they would have empty pews. He re
ferred again to the workmgmen, and said
it was a mistake that no great men came
out of the mills, glasshouses and work
shops, and he mentioned Edison as an ex
ample. After another Bong by the children, Em
mett Colton, of the Southside, made a few
remarks, and the exercises closed.
ALL ABOUT HANDKERCHIEFS.
Neighbors Aeense Each Other of Theft and
Resort to the Conns.
Mrs. Libbie Levy, a resident of Logan
street, yesterday missed from her room a
supply of handkerchiefs and household
linen. The loss was the cause of consider
able trouble and resulted in a number of
suits. Mrs. Levy accused two of her neigh
bors, Sarah Goldman and Jennie Novinsky,
of having taken the articles.
The accusation caused a quarrel, and a
fight ensued, in which Mrs. Levy's husband
assisted her. After the battle Miss Gold
man lodged an information against Mrs.
Levy before Alderman Beilly, charging her
with aggravated assault and battery. She
claimed that Mrs. Levy knocked ber down
and bit her on the arm.
Miss Novinsky also sued Mr. Levy for
assault and battery. Mr. and Mrs. Levy
were arrested and held in bail for a hearing
"When Mrs. Levy was informed that she
would have to goto jail if she could not get
bail, she became hysterical and called for a
r revolver to shoot herself. She was con
trolled with difficulty by those in the Alder
"When the couple finally secured bonds
men they proceeded to Alderman Bichards'
office, where Mr. Levy charged Miss
Novinsky and Miss Goldman with tbe
larceny of the articles mentioned, and also
with assault and battery on himself and
wife. Warrants were issued.
WHAT THI WILL TAKE UP.
The State medical Society Baa an Inter.
citing Programme. -H
Df. w. Bj Atkinson, Secretary of the-
State Medical Society, and wife are at the
Monongahela House. The meeting of the
society will be held next week, all the
preparations having been made.
Some of the papers to be read are as fol
lows: "Address on Medicine," Dr. J, C.
Wilson; "Address on Hygiene, " Dr. T. J.
Mays; "Value of Measures Over Medicine,"
Dr. J. Madison Taylor; "Address on
Laryngology," Dr. "W. H. Daly; "Diet in
Therapeutics' Dr. S. S-Cohenr "Addresson
Surgery," Dr. J. B. Boberts; "Pneumonia,"
Dr. James Tyson; "Ventilation of Cities,"
Dr. J. M. Anders; "Address in Mental Dis
orders," Dr. Alice Bennett; "The Typhoid
State," Dr. J. C. Lange.
Next Tuesday evening Dr. Murdock, the
President, will deliver his annual address
in the Bijou Theater. During the sessions
a number of committee reports will be made.
K0TES AND MOTIONS.
Many Matters of Much and Little Moment
IT rain; n tough to water the flowers.
Many a u-an got wet, both, externally and in
fernally. Vice President Thomas M. Kino, of the
B. & O. road, is In the city.
Private Dalzell and family are stopping
at the Hotel Federal, Allegheny.
The Democratic Legion, of Lawrenceville,
will meet Monday at Patterson's Hall.
Robebt A- CAlveb, of Sheffield, and E.
Hallingworth, of Dabcross, England, are at the
General Pobtek, First Vice President ot
the Pullman Company, was on tbe limited
bound for Onicago.
AlIiEOHent Common Council will hold a
special meeting to-night to consider the Cross
town Bailroad ordinance.
C. F. Haiaer, a baker on Fifth avenue, pre
sented a treat in the shape of refreshments to
the firemen of Engine Company .No. i last
He. Heney Leffman, Inspector of Drags
in the Philadelphia Custom House, arrived in
tbe city last night to attend tbe Sanitary Con
ference. Jin. A. Mendenhali. has been appointed
assistant train dispatcher on the Panhandle.
He will have charge of the division between
Pittsburg and Columbus.
WiLilAM H. Miller was disorderly on An
derson street Allegheny, last evening, and
OfflcerBnyder gave him a very orderly ride to
the lockup in the patrol wagon.
These State Sanitarians can tell almost any
thing about a fellc w, except how many years he
will continue in health and prosperity and
realize tbe Rip Van Winkleonian wish.
John Carrey, a brakeman on the Pan
handle Railroad, had his right band badly
crashed yesterday while conpling cars near
Jones' Ferry. He was attended by Dr. Hiett
Senator E. E, Bobbins, of Greensbnrg,
will try a case in the Pittsburg courts "to-day.
The Senator Is busily engaged in the practice
of the law, and has given up politics for the
T. B. Kerr, the patent attorney of the
Westinghouse Electric Company, started for
New Brunswick last nlgbt on a fishing trip.
His party has a permit to fish in royal waters
for SO days.
Mrs. George "WeimAn. the Southside
woman who attempted suicide Wednesday, is
In an unimproved condition. She is still un
conscious and the ball has not yet heen re
moved from the wound in her head.
Ten to one the'doctors will quit certifying to
death from the wrong causes if they can pos
sibly ascertain the right The action of the
State Board of Health makes it unpleasant for
those who issue erroneous certificates.
An immense concourse of people attended
the memorial service at The Plains yesterday.
Zelienopln Post O. A. R.. decorated the com
rades' graves In the cemetery, and stirring ad
dresses were made byW. D. Rowand,Esq.
and Colonel Archibald Blakely, of Pittsburgh
After tbe service a grand dinner was served in
A firecracker was thrown on the roof of
a bouse on East street Allegheny, yesterday
afternoon, and set fire to three shingles. An
alarm was turned In from box 121; but tbe ser
vices of tbe firemen were not needed. Those
warm shingles seemed to cause almost aa mnrh
alarm, though, as tbe material with which a
boy's anatomy is
someHmes warmed and
IT WILL BE HYBLT.
Pnddlers Secure a Majority in the
Iron .Worker' ,CopYentioH.
SOME WAGES MAY BE ADVANCED
But the Scale Will 'Not lilkelj he Changed
LITELT HINTS ON CAMPBELL'S TALISE
The Wage Committee of the Amalgamated
Association will assemble this morning at
.headquarters and consider the suggestions of
the different lodges. This1 body will prepare
a scale that will be presented to the conven
tion which will be held on Tuesday next at
New Turner Hall. There will not be many
changes made in the scale, and the $5 60
rate for puddling will be agreed to, it is
said, although some of the pnddlers claim
they are poorly paid, compared with the
other workmen. Some of them want an ad
vance and will go to the convention this time
prepared for a fight for S6 per ton.
The dissatisfaction among tbe roughers
and catchers during the past few months
has stirred up quite an interest in the mat
ter. This class of workmen are members of
the Amalgamated Association, but are not
eligible as delegates to the convention. They
have a grievance and the pnddlers have
agreed to stand by them. The election for
delegates was therefore very interesting, and
for the first time in many years tbe pnddlers
will have a good working majority in the
convention and will champion the cause of
the ronchers and catchers. Ther want a
more equal division of pay and from present
indications they will get it This, however,
will not affect the scale that the manufac
turers will be asked to sign.
80MB ABE STOCKING UP.
Several delegates to the convention were
interviewed by a representative of this
paper yesterday and all stated that the pro
ceedings this year would be more secret
than ever before. They volunteered the in
formation, however, that but few changes
would be made in the present scale and
they believe that it will be signed as
promptly as it was last year.
Some of the firms are working their mills
to the fullest capacity and there is no doubt
whatever but that they are stocking up and
preparing for a shut down or a strike. The
workers are in good shape financially and
believe that the strike, if one does occur,
will be of short duration, as some of the
leading firms are prepared and in fact are
compelled to sign any fair scale that is pre
The iron scale will likelr go through all
right, and the hitch, if there is any, will be
in the steel and rail departments. Only a
few changes are contemplated in the iron
scale, and the base will remain as it has
been for years on the manufacturers' bar
iron card. A few changes in the rules are
contemplated, but they will not seriously
affect the scale.
The scale proposed by Andrew Carnegie
for his Homestead works will occupy most
of the time ot the Wage Committee, it will
undoubtedly have to be modified consider
ably before the workers will accept it They
are willing, it is said, to allow the scale
agreed upon to run for two or three years.
ELECTION OF .OFFICERS.
After the scale question is disposed of
the convention will take up the election of
officers. President "Weibe has positively
declined to be a candidate for re-election.
Several names have been mentioned, but
none of the men named have announced
positively that they will run for the office,
yesterday the name of Beuben L. Martin,
of McKnight Lodge No, 25, a roller in
Oliver Bros. & Phillips Fifteenth street
mill, stated that he had made a canvass of
the' 'delegates and was confident that he
would secure the position. 'He is a high
priced man, and before he will accept the
office the salary must be raised. It is said
the convention will agree to increasing it
from $1,500 to $2,500 per year.
There are a number ot candidates for the
office of Secretary, but Mr. Martin has not
yet declared his intention of resigning. It
is understood that he will receive an ap
pointment under the Government, and will
not accept a re-election to his present posi
tion. IS CAMPBELL PERSECUTED?
A Prominent Bottle Blower Says So A Hint
Abont That Stolen Valise Did it Contain
Local Assembly No. 6111, K. of L., com
posed of bottle blowers attached to N". D. A.
113, will attend an important meeting this
evening. One of the leading members and
an officer, when asked what wonld be done
at the meeting, said:
"We will condemn the action of the Cen
tral Trades Council in persecnting,nol pros
ecuting, President Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass "Workers' Union. "We do not
say that Mr. Campbell is innocent of the
charges made, but they are not being
brought out in the proper way. If he is
guilty, or if there is anything whatever to
indicate that he has violated any law, why
did not the Trades Council prosecute him
in the United States Court? They evidently
want to injure the man and conduct a secret
"At our meeting on Friday night, I be
lieve, the members will vote to sustain and
defend Mr. Campbell. Our organization
contributed $700 to have the contract labor
law passed, and Mr. Campbell was one of
the most energetic -workers in having it en
acted. I do not believe him guilty of vio
lating a law that he worked so hard to get.
There are some things in this case that have
not yet been brought out. which, if they are
brougnt out, win cause a nig sensation.
There is no reason why this matter shonld
be investigated secretly. I could tell you
something; but I will wait until Mr. Camp
bell's enemies (for he has a few) get to the
end of their string.
"When Mr. Campbell went to Europe to
attend tbe convention of the Universal Fed
eration of Glass Workers, his valise was
stolen at the Union depot That valise con
tained some important documents, of no
valne to any person but Mr. Campbell and
some few other people. They have not been
produced, the valise has not yet been found,,
and the thief has not been caught "Why?
You can draw your own conclusion. I have
my opinion, and will not now say anything
further on the subject"
IRON WORKERS VICTORIOUS.
The Company nt Dnnvllle Agree to Contlnne
tbo 83 60 Rote for Boiling;.
Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated
Association, yesterday received a telegram
from Vice President Edward O'Donnell, of
tbe Eighth district In it he says the men
have won the strike at Danville and that
work will be resumed at once.
The1 company had been paying $3 60 per J
making the price S3 25. The men struck
and the mill was idle for a few days, when
the company agreed to continue the $3 60
JOHN JARRETT'S RESIGNATION.
He Will Leavo the Tin Plate Association
at a Sleeting to be Held on Tuesday.
The American Tin Plate Association
which has not held a, meeting for over two
years will convene in this city on Tuesday
next One of the objects of the meeting is
to consider the resignation of Mr. John
Jarrett as secretary of the organization.
Mr. Jarrett, as is known, has received the
appointment of Consul to Birmingham,
England, and will therefore retire from the
association. - - -
Some other matters will be considered at
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the meeting, the most important of which is
the Senate tariff bill. This measure pro
vides for a dnty on tin. plate that will shut
out the foreign product and reserve the in
dustry in this country. Steps will be.taken
at this meeting to urge the passage of tbe
bill as speedily as possible.
SOCIAL AND BAZAAR
For the BeneSt of tbe Bloomftetd Library
Liedertafel Hall, Bloomfield, was none
too large last evening for the many friends
and members of the Bloomfield Public
Library Association, who were present at
the social and bazaar given bv the associa
tion. The hall was "prettily decorated, the
national colors predominating.
Near the entrance was an electric battery,
which shocked all those who happened to
step on a tin plate before it or touched a
miniature skeleton on the stand. I was in
charge of Mr. M. Mohr. The art eallerv.
under Miss Kaylor's charge, was a source of
much amusement Tbe pictures were dif
ferent articles, arranged to represent clo
tures as in a rebus. The belles and beanx
of Bloomfield were represented by a string
of sleigh bells with ribbon bows tied on
The candy and fruit booth was in charge
of Miss Garlingand two aids. The candy
was all home-made. The fancy work booth
was in the center of the room and very
prettily arranged. It was in charge of Miss
Mulhattan and six aids. The other booths
were in charge of the following: Flower
booth. Miss A. Holman; lemonade booth.
Miss Strait; lunch table, Miss Pickhart;
refreshment booth, Miss Yagle each as
sisted by aids. Messrs. P. Zarn, George
W. Ackermanand George L. Damon are
the committee in charge.
The social ended with an entertainment
consisting of declamations, vocal and in
strumental solos, etc. The programme will
be continued to-night The funds will be
used to keep up the running expenses of the
library and add to its present stock of read-
AN OLD PRACTICING PHYSICIAN.
A Reception Tendered to Dr. Brnce,
Western Avenue, Allegheny.
Dr. E. S; Sutton, of No. 170 Bidge ave
nue, gave a reception yesterday afternoon
and evening in honor of Dr. -George D.
Bruce, who is one of the oldest
practitioners in the State. The
large parlors of Dr. Sutton's honse were
crowded with members of the medical pro
fession exclusively. Dr. Bruce, upon whom
the hand of time has dealt lightly, sat iu a
laige wicker chair, and his hearty grip did
not impress his younger brethren with the
fact that he was almost fonr score, 69 years
of which was passed in the practice of his
profession. His heavy beard and the
sparkle in his eye gave him the appearance
of being fully 20 years younger than he is.
Dr. Button was assisted in receiving by
by bis partner. Dr. J. H. Williamson. Five
hundred invitations were sent out to the
medical fraternity. About 200 of them were
responded to. There were no set speeches
or toasts at the merry banquet board, where
Dr. Bruce was a prominent figure.
The latter was born in this city in 1811.
He was a son of Bev. Dr. Bruce, of the As
sociate Presbyterian church. He studied
medicine with Dr. Joseph Gazzam, who
was a well-known physician on Sixth
avenue, onposite Trinity church. He en
tered the University Medical College at
Philadelphia and graduated in 1833. He is
still practicing and resides at Ho. 83 "West
DEDICATION IN THE RAIN.
A Cemetery Services at Glendale Partici
pated In by Flttsbnrscrs.
Yesterday afternoon 2,000 Catholics from
the vicinity of Pittsburg were in Mansfield,
Pa., attending the dedication and blessing
of the new cemetery of St Joseph's Boman
Catholic Church, of Mansfield, situated at
Glendale, one mile southwest of the former
A procession of 900 persons,includlng two
large lodges of the .Knights of 'St George
from Pittsburg, marched to the cemetery in
the afternoon, where the dedicatory ser
vices were held. Bev. Edward Brennan, of
Mansfield, preached the English sermon,
and Bev. P. Kauffraann, of Pittsburg, the
German. The proceedings were somewhat
marred by the heavy rain.
F0KAKER IS SLT.
Be W1U MnUo an Effort to be Senator
Mr. Patton, a prominent business man of
Columbus, was an east-bound passenger last
evening. Mr. Patton is an ardent Repub
lican and a personal friend of Governor
Mr. Patton states that the Governor is the
most popular man in Ohio, and will not run
for Governor nnless the nomination is forced
on him by the convention.
The general impression seems to prevail
that the Governor is looking after the Legis
lature, and he will make an effort to succeed
He day Resign.
"""It is rumored in railroad circles that
General Freight Agent Cromlish, of the
Pittsburg and Western road, intends to re
sign. Mr. Cromlish is a capable officer, and
no reason is given why he should take such
A Prompt Payment.
Bev. W. C. Burchard, pastor of the Mc
Clure Avenue Church, in Allegheny, whose
funeral took place on Monday, was the
holder of a life insurance policy for $5,000
in the National Alliance, of New York.
Proofs of loss were sent to the company
Tuesday evening. The loss was audited,
approved and check for the fnll amount was
forwarded on Wednesday and tendered to
Mrs. Bnrchard yesterday.
This is another example of the unusual
promptness with which losses are paid by
the National Alliance. Over $2,000,000 in
the policies of this company are held by the
business and professional men of Pittsburg
and Allegheny, who pronounce the system
most equitable, safe and economical.
Mr. DeForest Weld is the General Mana
ger for Pittsburg.
A Word to the Thinker.
If you are young, vigorous, full of life and
health, you require no stimulant, but un
fortunately we are not all' so; then think,
if depressed in spirits, if lack of ambition,
if weak from disease, if lung trouble, if no
appetite what is the best to usel Why,
ask the hospitals, ask the faculty and they
will all answer Max Klein's. "Silver
Age" rye is the best stimulant in the
world and sold everywhere at $1 50 per
fnll quart. He will also forward you six
quarts of the hest six-year-old Gucken
heimer, Finch, Gibson or Overholt for $5
or $1 per single quart You can rely upon
any article advertised by Max Klein, 82
Federal street, Allegheny. Send for price
list. "We ship goods neatly packed any
What tbe Bakers Bar.
There is an old saying that the proof of
the pudding lies in the eating. " The best
proof of the excellence of the famous "Iron
City Brand" of flour, made by "Whitmyre &
Co., the sterling millers, lies in the fact that
the bakers of Allegheny county are gradu
ally adopting its use on account of its solid
qualities. Give it a trial.
Our Parlor Fnrnltnro
Is to be envied by every other retailer of
furniture in the city, as it is the largest,best
assorted and most reasonable in price. It
is also the most artistic, and comprises
divans, couches, easy chairs, rockers and
full suits. M. Seibebt & Co.,
Cor. Hope and Lacocksts., Allegheny.
Near railroad bridge. D
Tf. Histed's Society Gallery, 85 Fifth
ave. Entrance by elevator.
"Wm. J. FSIDAT's-"Marie" brand is the
finest Havana cigar in this market, 3 for 25c4
wo B&amuaeia k. . "wrca
HOMES P OB WIDOWS.
Erastns Wiman's Novel Scheme May
bo Duplicated ia This City.
BE WAS CONSULTED WHILE HERE.
Small looses Fat TJpea a Cheap Baais for
Before Erastus Witnan, of New York, left
Pittsburg this week, he was waited upon by
two well-known millionaires of this city.
For the present they desire their names to
be withheld from the newspapers, but they
are generally engaged in enterprises of a
philanthropic character. As a Jesuit of
their interview with Mr. "Wiman, the work
ing people of Pittsburg and Allegheny may
secure a new boon.
These gentlemen called upon the dis
tinguished New Yorker to inquire into the
.unique and attractive scheme of "home in
surance," of whirh he is the father. They
stated that they have been thinking for
sometime past of imitating his example in
the environs of the workshop cities to aid
mill workers. Small houses are, always
scarce here. High rent is another obstacle
-WHAT THE SCHEME IS.
Mr. "Wiman explained his scheme to
them. It consists in building cheap
houses, costing not over $1,500 apiece, on
Staten Island, and then renting them, to la
boring men at $300 a year for a series of
years, on condition that if tbe man dies dur
ing the term of the lease, the house goes to
his widow in fee simple at the time of his
death. And if he lives through the lease
term and pays his annual rent of $300 regu
larly, then the house becomes his by reason
of those very annual payments which were
called rent while they were being made, but
in fact'were more in the nature of life in
surance premiums and home purchase
A PREVIOUS ATTEMPT.
A few years ago the name of Felix B.
Brunot was connected with a similar pro
ject m lower Allegheny City. Its object
was to build homes at the cheapest possi
ble price for workingmen, the capitalists in
vesting to reap little or no profit, it being a
purely philanthropic idea. However, the
dream was never realized.
Mr. Wiman is said to have advised his
visitors not to undertake the enterprise if
they had any idea of making money from
it He added that he had lost money con
stantly, but that he felt it was a blessing to
his fellowman. It is claimed that the
laboring people of New York,sick and tired
of costly fiats and filthy tenement quarters,
made a regular rush for Staten Island after
Mr. Wiman built several rows of the houses.
Since then they have been profiting and he
losing. Many of the homes fell to widows
before they were one-third paid for.
Pabis Bobes Those $25 and $30 robes,
which we have reduced during our clear
ance sale to $15 each, are selling rapidly;
those wanting a positive bargain should
come at once while the assortment is still
good. Htjgus & Hacks.
Mexican Onyx Clock
And clock sets. All the new tints and a
great variety of shapes. Elegant clock sets
at $40 to $150, with finest quality of French
movement E. P. Boberts & Sons,
Corner Fifth avenue and Market street.
Unclaimed Expreu Sale
At the Pittsburg and Western depot, Alle
gheny, at 10 o'clock A. M. Saturday, June
1; 400 packages of unclaimed freight and
express packages 'from stations along the
lint otthS P & Wi.y.
Henbt & Co., Auctioneers.
' For Camping: Parties.
If you are going caujping or on a picnic
don't neglect to include some of Marvin's
pilot bread and toast biscuit in your outfit
They are convenient, wholesome and de
Best $1 50 per doz. cabinet photos in the
city. Panel picture with each doz. cabinets.
Lies' Popuiab Gaileey, 10 and 12
Sixth st SUMTVT
Gbeat bargains in guns and revolvers at
our new store 706 Smithfield street
J. H. Johnston.
- Imported Clears.
Yon will find the most complete line of
imported cigars at Wm. J. Friday's, 633
Smithfield st. vfsu
rT wnjj cubi.
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KTDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,,
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
FLEMING BROS PITTSBURG, PA
BLOUSE WAISTS. II 60 np to $3 25.
SUMMER CORSETS, 50c to $1 25.
KID GLOVES, 62o to $2 25.
LACE MITTS, 15e to 75c
SUMMER VESTS? 15c to $1 50.
FLANNEL SHIRTS, 35c to 52 25.
UMBRELLAS, 50c to $5.
FAST BLACK HOSE. 15c to 60c per pair.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
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JDS. HDRNE I
PENN AVENUE STORES.
To wind up this month's business in a lively
way we have made some sweeping redactions,
and also have purchased largo assortments ot
cbolce and desirable goads; which we offer at
very low prices, some at evea half yrlce.
To begin with: Eightr-nise (88J pieces of 50
Inch, English style. Fine Wootj Suitings,
Checks, Stripes and Plaids, a large variety of
coloring; at SI a yard, usual price SI 26; no bet
ter wearing goods are made.
cuui AiuToity xiresa uooqs. la lanaav
broidered stripes and Jacquard sue mlxiarSsfLi
onrprice80oajardroost tl 40 to land 111 Naw,
York; all In.the latese summer colorings.
One case of silk and wool 42-lnrh Pt.t.. TWlT"
liant, 42 inches wide, at 73c, worth SI 25 ow"
price 75c. These are light in weight and very '
Special bargains In fine quality pure English
Mohairs, in fancy weaves and colored stripes
at 73c a yard, reduced from SI 25; also full
assortment of plain, colored and gray and
brown mixed Mohairs. 42 inches wide, at 50c,
75c and $1 a yard, great value, and not to be
confounded with gvods of Inferior quality at
the same prices.
Over 20 styles of 54-inch Suiting Cloths, In
fancy Jacquard stripes, at 75c a yard. Eleven
shades in a fine imported 50-inch Cloth at 7Jc,'
worth $1 50.
Onr Sfcent Counter is filled with really choice
styles in Imported Dress Stuffs Side Borders,
Tennis Stripes, Plaids, Foule Stripes, Debeigea
all extra good values- and all in Summer
weights and colorings.
Bilk and Wool Colored Henrietta Cloths at
Silk Warp Cashmeres.
Full assortment of shades in All-wool French
Cashmeres, perfect in finish, good weight at
46-inch All-wool Cashmeres at 50c to tl 25
yard, latest shades. ,
Our entire stock of Imported French Dress
Patterns to be closed out quickly. The prices
we have put on them will make quick work.
Manyofthtse patterns are the finest goods
ever shown in Pittsburg, but we are sellmz-
them at a great sacrifice. .
Thar all-wool French Albatross at 45ceBTTT2
Is another instance of special good value, i"
The French All-Wool Challisat 23c and 40c:
are selling faster each day. We have tbo
largest assortment ot both dark and light
Challis. including newest and finest Imported,
all at 50c
New printed Mohairs, only 40c a yard.
Largest stock of cream, white and light
colored Woolen Dress Stuffs Albatross, Cash
meres, Nun's Veilings. Crepes, Mousselines.
1,000 remnants of black and colored Dress
Goods to be sold out at once. See the ptices
put on them.
Bo much for the Wool Dress Goods. Tbe
Cotton Stuffs are in great variety. Scotch
Ginghams (real) at 20c: (so-called) at 15c and
12c. Satines, choice American, 9c up to 20ct
real French, 18c to 35c See the old Rose color
lngs, just from Paris. Fine Scotch Zephyr Ging
hams, at 30c New styles in striped Seersuckers,
Persian Crepes, Primrose Cloth.printed Crepes
and other novelties.
Then the Silks Thousands and thousands of
yards in colored Silk fabrics for Summer wear..
One hundred and fifteen pieces of new printed
India Silks, 24 inches wide, at Toe, regular SI 25
quality. 27-lnch India Silks, black and white
and new colorings, at 63c; fine styles at SlOOj
and SI 50, very mnch under price the hand-
somest goods shown this season. HundrecWof -
pieces here to see. The largest variety ever
shown, and undoubtedly the best values.
Onr 24-inch Colored Surah Silk, at 73c ;
equal of any SI Surah you can
New Armure Royale Silks at
I extra fine
The best bargains tn our Black Silk stock you
have ever seen in many a long day Surahs,
Grenadines, Indias, Gros Grains, Failles,
Armurcs, Satines. This is the place to come
for your Black Silksin all grades, especially
the finer goods not to be found elsewhere.
All the other departments are ready for June ,
customers, and have great attractions In the
way of bargains. Decidedly the biggest a
most and best bargains are here.
JDS. HDRNE I CHa
PENN "AVENUE STpJtESJ