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He Says He Will Have More
Totes on the First BaUot
THAN OTHER CANDIDATES.
The Major Goes Over the Field and
Makes a Calculation.
FORAKER WILL BE ELECTED AGAIN
And a Republican Senator Will he Chosen
to Sncceed Payne
AS A EEBTJKE OP CORRUPT ELECTIOKS
Major William McKinley, Jr., of Ohio,
accompanied by Mrs. McKinley, came up
from Somerset last night, where they had been
spending the summer, and stopped at the
Mononcabela House. The Major stated
he had been having a quiet time at this
little resort in the mountains, and he was
on the way home to prepare for the opening
of Congress, and to put in some good licks
for Foraker in the coming campaign. For
the nut week he will be located at East
"What do think of your chances for the
Speakership?" was the first question asked.
"lam a candidate," he replied, "and I
will say that I will go into the Republican
caucus with more votes than any other can
didate now in the field. You s.sk me what
am I doing for myself. "Why, nothing.
"What could a candidate do? It is a ques
tion of individual preference, and whoever
is elected it will be done pleasantly,
THEIB CHOICE MADE.
"The older Congressmen have already
made their choice, and it is difficult to say
what the newer men will do. No one can
tell either who will be elected.
''Let us take the individual candidates and
see if wc can measure their strength. Reed
will undoubtedly receive the solid support
of New England, 23 votes. Illinois will
stand by Cannon, likewise their own
delegations will vote for Bur
roughs, of Michigan, and Henderson,
of Iowa. Ohio has 16 votes,
Pennsylvania about 19, I believe, and if I
get as many from this State as I think, I
will go ahead of the 23 votes of New En
gland. Burroughs and Cannon will have
some scattering votes in the "West. I
lave some friends in New York. There
are 21 votes in that State, and the papers
state that as two-thirds of the members vote
so will the others. It is doubtful if any of
the candidates will have 14 votes from New
York, so that the delegation will be divided
among all the aspirants. Suppose, however,
one should receive 8 votes. The South
HAVE THEIK rBEFEBENCES,
and I have some good friends in that sec
tion. Now this is how the situation stands,
and you see how hard it would be for any
man to say who will be elected.
"But the Speakership belongs to the
"West. It may go farther west than Ohio,
hut to the West it should go. Carlisle will
be the leading candidate on the other side.
"I don't think there is any necessity for
an extra session of Congress unless there is
some special legislation that the President
wants enacted, if there is anything, he
hasn't made his wishes known. The work
to be done in connection with the admission
of the new States can easily be attended to
in the regular session.
"Tariff and internal improvements will
be the work of the coming Coneress, but
did you ever see a House that did just what
the people expected they would do?
PBEDICTIONS FOE OHIO.
"You ask about the political situation in
Ohio. Foraker will be elected, x and a
Republican Legislature will choose a
Republican United States Senator as a re
buke for the questionable methods used in
the election of Senator Payne.
"Are you a Senatorial candidate?"
"Well, how many things would you have
me running for at the same time? Let us
look to the election of the Legislature, and
the Senatorshiri will take care of itself."
'Foraker will have a majority of from
15,000 to 25,000 votes for a number of rea
sons. First, the State is foremost Republi
can; Foraker is a brilliant, progressive,
intensely popular man, and before the
campaign is over will create an issue of
some kind that will add to his credit. He
is full of resources, and will make the issue
himself; he has been a good Governor, and
has given the people a clean administration.
For these reasonshe will be overwhelmingly
AS TO HAISTEAD AND JOH2TSTOVTN.
The Major said he hadn't read any of the
leading papers of the State for a month,
and he wasn't posted on the political situa
tion in detail. He didn't know anything
about the move to make Halstead Senator.
He is interested in the future of Johnstown,
and will make an effort to secure Con
gressional aid for the place, though he
could give no assurance that Congress
would act favorably. He believes Pitts
ourg shippers are entitled to tree naviga
tion, and he favors a canal to Lake Erie, or
any other plan that will develop Western
Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
He had heard that Colonel Bayne would
Tote for Reed, and he was a little anxious
to know how the Colonel sized up the
Speakership contest. He did not know how
Congressman Dslzell would vote.
APPEALIKG TO CONSUL SCHAMBEEG.
Bans Claim That Tbelr Sick Countrymen
Are Being; Imprisoned
A number of Germans have sent letters
to Max Schamberg, the Austrian Consul in
this city, stating that many of the Hun
garians who have been arrested have been
sick and confined to their beds long before
the strike. It was impossible for them to
have been in the riots at Heclas or Fishers
dale. The letters state that the officers by
their conduct terrorize the people who were
unable to leave, but were entirely innocent
of any misdoings. The letters are signed
bv Peter Schwingen, John Roehrig, Fred
Klein, Rudolp Boyd, Joseph Radke, Lorery
Schmit, Frank Fibik and Joseph Hursit,
all of whom live at Mammoth, Pa. The
Consul will make an investigation.
0TEE A BAAK WITH HIS TEAM.
JohnTetner'sTJgly Accident en the Sonth
Ide Yesterday Morning-.
Yesterday morning John Tetner, of Mt
"Washington, while engaged in hauling
stone for Nimick & Co. to the Castle Shan
non incline, along Gray's loadf lost power
over his team, and was precipitated, with
his whole rig, over the embankment into a
Assistance was at hand and Tetner was
picked out from the wreck. One of his feet
was badly crushed, his body was bruised,
and he was terribly shaken. The wagon
was twisted and broken, but the horses got
off with a few scratches.
Press Clnb Honors to William Thaw.
A special meeting of the Press club has
been called for 3:30 this afternoon to take
action on the death ot William Thaw. Mr.
Thaw was the first associate and life mem
ber ever elected by the clnb, the member
ship dating from a few Twski after its or
ganization in 188L
WILLIAM FLINN A VICTIM.
To be Sued Beacuse tho State Won't Fay
Contrnctors Whom lie Guaranteed
Ills Explanation of It.
Shortly after the Johnstown disaster the
proposition enabling contractors to make 10
per cent upon amounts handled by them in
clearing debris aroused so much adverse
comment from those who believed the mat
ter should be kept beyond the pale of
money-making that it is possible the State
authorities went to another extreme in the
allotment ot contracts. This view of the
question seems to be emphasized; for Will
iam Flinn, the well-known Pittsburg con
tractor, and General D. H. Hastings, on the
part ot the State, are at issue.
Mr. Flinn has received notice within the
last 48 hours that Thomas G. Carlin & Co.,
contractors, of Allegheny, would bring suit
against him for $4,700; "also that William
Anshutz, contractor, of Allegheny, would
bring suit against him for 52,200, both of
these claims being bills rendered to the
Governor's Commission, and both of them
unpaid by the State. Mr. Flinn's connec
tion with the whole affair was as guarantor
of both accounts. He expects the suits to
be brought at the next term of court. '
Mr. Flinn's personal explanation of this
peculiar incident of the Conemaugh flood
was given to a Dispatch reporter last
night, as follows:
I should not have said anything about this
matter so long as there seemed any possibility
of the settlement of these bills, but as I have
been notified that I would be sued by Messrs.
Carlin -and Anshutz, the matter is bound to
become public The history of the affair is as
follows: When I moved my whola force but an
office bovanda clerk to Johnstown. I took along
some hoisting engines. They were absolutely
necessary In the cleaning up of the creek.
General Hastings was struck with their use
fulness and asked me where some more could
be secured. I introduced Mr. Carlin to him,
and the upshot of the conversation was that
General Hastings told him to Dring up all he
conld lay bis hands on. Mr. Carlin flna'ly
brought'up 16 engines and men to work them.
General Hastlncs made an absolute contract
with, Mr. Carlin, In my presenee, for the
amount to be paid for the engines while used.
Mr. Carlin turned to me and asked me If I
would guarantee his payment. 1 answered
"re". So be went to work. I also sucgested
to General Hastings that Contractor William
Anshutz, of Allegheny, Bad two tower engines
that would be invaluable in clearing away the
debris. "All right," said the General. "Bring
them up here. It will be all right" So I tele
graphed Anshutz, and he lost no time in
bringing up his men and sotting them to work.
He also had an understanding with Hastings, I
believe. At any rate my telegram made me
responsible, and I sent telecrams to Carlin
which will bold me legally. I advised Carlin
to cut his bill, which was framed upon Has
tings own terms 25 per cent which he did,
the bill amounting to ,70a Anshutz's bill was
$2,200. The chief engineer got hold of
the bills and cut Carlin's one-half ana
Anshutz's down to J1.600. Both contract
ors kicked, and so -the matter rested
until the other day when Mr. Carlin and myself
went to Grove City to see General Hastings.
He said he would, on the part of the State,
agree to arbitrament. 31 r. Carlin said be was
not used to having absolute contracts arbi
trated, but that if General Hastings wonld
agree to arbitrators in Pittsburg so as to save
him (Carlin) the time and expense of running
around the State, that be would consent to ar
bitration Just to show the public that the bill
was reasonable. Hastings agreed to this but
subsequently sent word to Carlin that the State
would appoint whoever it cboso as arbitrators.
Hence. Carlin is to sue me. I am not seeking to
evade the guarantee. A man ought never to
guarantee anything unless he nsfs bis eyes
"What will you do if you are sued?" was
"I will invite General Hastings to share
the defense with me. In case he does not,
the chances are that I will have a chance to
figure as one of the largest individnal con
tributors to the Johnstown fund.
'SQUIRE CALLEN IN JAIL
He Failed to Frodnee a Bondsman Tbnt
Bander Conspiracy Case Still Continues
to Furnish Sensation.
Alderman Callen, of the Sixth ward,
Allegheny, was in the Nineteenth ward
station last night, a prisoner without bail.
The Alderman is one of the defendants in
the Bander Detective Agency conspiracy
suits, and was to have had a hearing before
Magistrate Hyndman yesterday evening.
At the time fixed Callen was present. In
spector Whitehonse, the prosecutor, asked
that the case be postponed until next Mon
day, as several important witnesses are out
of town and he had been unable to summon
The magistrate granted the request and
asked Callen to renew his ball of 1,500 for
his appearance next Monday. This Callen
was unable to do, as his bondsman was not
present. A commitment was made out, and
Officer Dunn took him to the Nineteenth
Thomas McNally, a hotel keeper in Alle
gheny, was on Callen's bond. As soon as
the postponement was decided upon Callen
sent Thomas Leech, who had gone with him
to the East End, after McNally that the
bond could be renewed. Up to 11:30 last
night Leech had not returned, and Callen
was still a prisoner. He wanted the officers
at the station to hunt up Frank Stewart,
an East End grocer, whom he thought
would become his security, bnt no one
conld be spared for this purpose. Alder
man Callen said that he had not anticipated
any trouble on account of the bail, or he
would have taken his bondsman out with
him. He expects to be released this morn
ing at the latest.
James McCall, another of the accused,
arrested Sunday, was still at the Nineteenth
ward station last night If bail is not fur
nished this morning both prisoners will be
sent to jail.
The hearing of Alderman Doughty has
Ween fixed for next Monday at the same
hoar as the hearing of Alderman Callen.
A WEEATH ON HIS GEATE.
The Veteran I.cglon Honor tho Memory of
Encampment No. 1. Union Veteran Le
gion met last night and adopted the follow
The members of Encampment No. 1, Union
Veteran Legion desiro to unite with their fel
low citizens in paying tribute to the memory of
the late William Thaw.
He was born In Fittsburg. His whole life
was spent here. From early manhood he was
identified with Pittsburg's growth and ad
vancement. His varied bnslness interests
brought him in contact with people in every
condition of life, and be secured and retained
the confidence and esteem of all. By his gen
erous recognition of worth in others, many
obtained success whose merits and genius
might otherwise never have been considered.
Curing the late war no one in this patriotic
community more liberally or more willingly
contributed to the Union cause. He made a
reality the pledge while the soldier was at the
front his family should not want. The widow
and orphan the maimed and unfortunate old
soldier, caused by our few years' struggle all
these profited by his benefactions.
His public spirit, his unostentatious giving,
his genuine charity, were characteristics of
broad philanthropy and true greatness. He
was indeed Pittsburg's first citizen, and' we
shall not soon look upon bis like.
Td bis family and friends wo tender our sin
cere sympathy in their bereavement, but es
pecially to Mrs. Thaw, whose brothers oar
comrades, one of whom fills an unknown grave
gave their lives that constitutional authority
might be maintained and equal rights secured
We honor the memory of William Thaw.
AN0THEE TEA1N JUMEEE.
A martin's Ferry Sinn Leaves a Log; on the
Last night Martin Goodrich attempted to
board a moving train on the Panhandle
Railroad below the Southside depot. He
slipped and fell under the wheel b. which
cut off his leg above the knee. He lost a
great quantity oi blood, and is consequently
in a serious condition. His home is at
Lieutenant Booker hastily bandaged up
the limb and telephoned for the wagon of
the Homeopathic Hospital, which speedily
arrived and conveyed the unfortunate .pan
there. Lieutenant Booker carried the sev
ered foot in his hand away from the rail
road and had it interred.
For the Drinking Fountain.
The Fountain Committee of the Fifteenth
ward will hold a final meeting to-night to
arrange for the erection of a public drink
FOE NEW SPECIMENS.
Members of the Allegheny County Mi
croscopical Society Go to Buffalo,
TAKING ALL INSTRUMENTS ALONG
The Part the Local Scientists Will Take
in the National Gathering.
A SUCCESSFUL LOCAL 0EGAKIZATI0N.
HE Allegheny Mi
or a section of it, is
off on a jaunt. Lost
night Messrs C. G.
Blanck, W. J. Pren
tice. George H. Clapp, J. B.
Cherry. C. C. Mellor and
Dr. C Q. Jackson, repre
senting the organization,
lMt for Buffalo, N. Y., to at
tend the twelfth annual meeting of the
American Society of Microscopists. The
convention will continue four days. The
regular sessions will be held in the Buffalo
Library .building, and, as special arrange
ments have been made for the display of
instruments by dealers, quite a large exhi
bition is expected. The Microscopical So
ciety's Pittsburg branch numbers 74 mem
bers, and is perhaps the most prominent
local scientific organization. Of the con
tingent of Pittsburgers whq will visit the
general assembly at Buffalo, some have
promised to read papers before the society.
Dr. Jacohson will discuss the subject of
bacteria on ice.
PITTSBUpO'S SUCCESSFUL SOCIETY.
The Pittsburg Microscopical Society was
started in 1881, and in, the eight years
which have since
elapsed its progress
and growth have been
very rapid. The of
ficers for '88-'89 are:
President, Eev. W.
J. Holland; Vice
Presidents, Profs. J.
H. Logan and C. C,
secretary; un .niram VfXn 1
Secretary, G. H. c. V. Mellor. a Dele
Clapp; Treasurer, C. gate.
G. Milnor; Curator, Herbert Walker. A
chat was had with Vice President Mellor
yesterday afternoon before' he left town.
He expects the Buffalo meeting to be a big
success, and is very jubilant over the ad
vance made in the Pittsburg Microscopical
Society of late years. The loundation of
an excellent reference library has been laid,
and the value of the books and periodi
cals on the society's shelves amounts
to nearly 5800. A number of
serviceable microscopes have been purchased
by the society, and the records and papers
possess a high scientific interest. The Gen
eral (society oi juicro
scopists was first estab
t lished in 1878, and the
first annual meeting
was held in Indianap
olis. The total num
ber of members in all
the branches is over
500; and the present
President in Uhier is
.Dr. W. L Lewis,
M. A., of Hartford,
Conn. Pittsburg is
represented on the
Committee bv Mr. C.
W. J. Holland, C. Mellor. At the
President. meeting papers will
be read on microscopical investigations in
all lines ot research, with discussions
among the members.
THE PUBLIC EXHIBITION
of the society will be given on Thursday.
Over 300 microscopes are to be employed,
and many interesting objects exhibited. It
was held in Old City Hall, Pittsburg, once.
Microscopists who visit Buffalo at the time
of the meeting may expect at once a gay and
instructive time. Boating and fishing ex
cursions, with the innumerable resources of
society, will admirably fill up the spare
time of the members.
Mr. Milnor will, after the, adjournment
of the convention, journey to Sagerstown
and the East. Prof. Blanck will take in
the falls and return by way of New York
City. Mr. Prentice will make the most ex
tended tour. After paying a visit to his
friend from Pittsburg, Prof. J. G. Ogden,
who is studying in the Biological Marine
Laboratory at Woods Hall, Mass., where
the headquarters of the United States Fish
Commission are, he will sail to the Eliza
beth Islands. On the 27th inst. the annual
meeting of the American Association for
the Advance of Science opens at Toronto,
and several ot the microscopists will likely
attend, time being given between the two
conventions for a tour up the St Lawrence.
YICTIMS0F THE DISASTER.
The General Condition of Those Hart is
The condition of "those injured in the
West Penn Railroad disaster last Friday is
considerably better. The company's inves
tigation into the cause of the disaster had
not been completed last night
James K. Deamer and ex-Mayor Lyon,
who are still at the Allegheny General Hos
pital, were reported to be much improved.
Mrs. Duff, who is at the West Penn Hos
pital, is thought to be in a precarious condi
tion on account of her internal injuries.
Mrs, Reeder, her daughter" and Mrs. Mun
ser, also at the West Penn Hospital, are
said to be still in a serious condition.
Mrs. D. A. Jones, who was at first sup
posed to be dangerously injured, was resting
easy last night, and her recovery is looked
for. Major James A. McLaughlin is said
to be still very low and grave fears are en
tertained about his recovery.
General Rowley, Colonel Kilgore. Captain
D. A. Jones, Mrs. D. L. Jones and John H.
Niebaum are all reported out oi danger.
AN EXCITING EESCUE.
Two Men Injured While Trying-'to Save a
Lad From Drowning.
Yesterday afternoon a crowd of small
boys were riding on logs in the Mononga
hela river, near the Second avenue end of
the Birmingham bridge. One of them
named'Little paddled out to the second
pier and fell in. E. T. Evans, Esq., was on
the bridge at the time. He ran to the end
of the bridge, sprang over the rail and
started down the steep embankment In
going down the back he fell and severely
injured his arm. He managed to attract
the attention of Ned Young and Frank Mc
Donald. These two men sprang into the
water and s warn out to the drowning boy.
Young reached him first and brought him
almost to shore when his strength gave" way
and he sank with the boy. McDonald then
caught both and brought them ashore. ,Dr.
Miller, of Allegheny, was passing, and re
suscitated the boy.
Young hurt his back in leaping into the
water and will not be able to work for sev
The New Line Extended.
The new steel main of the Philadelphia
Company will receive another extension.
It has been decided that a distance of 2
miles from Gilmore to Niblock station Jto
be added to the main line. Contracts for
the material are to be let as soon as possible.
vis reMi .
THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED;
About 81,033 Was Snbserlbed and Collected
for tho Drummers' Clnb No Papers Have
Arrived for Ford.
Ira B. Duncan, the Treasurer ot the
Traveling Men's Club of Pittsburg, said
last night that the requisition papers lor R.
B.Tford had not yet arrived. Ford will be
released from the Chicago jail to-morrow,
bnt Mr. Duncan declared he -would bring
him here if he had to go to Chicago himself.
Detective Coulson telegraphed from. Harris
burg yesterday that the- papers'were not
right, and more time would be lost He re
turned last night.
From a statement made by J. H. Wells,
one of the solicitors to Frank Kahler, it
appears that Ford was to receive 50 percent
of all the mouevs collected for his work,
Of this amount 33J4 per cent was to be'dis
tributed among Godlroy, Dearborn and him
self. Wells also furnished a statement of
the money collected and subscribed, amount
ing to $1j635. Ford was to have received of
this sum $817 50. The money had all been
paid in except $300, divided among the B.
& O., P. & W., arid the Allegheny roads,
Kelly & Jones and Mr. Bnrlein. In the
list of subscribers are:
Walnwright Brewery. 850; F. L, Ober & Son.
$25: Fittsburg and Lake Erie road, $50: Penn
Comnanv, $100; Joseph Home & Co.. $100;
Neville Bailey, $10; J. W. Kuhland. $15; K.
Jackson, $5; D. A. Beckert, $10: Adam Fuchs,
$20: Allegheny Valley, $100: The McConway.
Torley & Co., $50; James Callery &
Co., $20: Bprowl & Lawrence. $25: Car
negie, Phlpps fe Co., $50; Carbon
Iron Company. $25: Jones & Laughlins. $50;
Kelly & Jones, $25; Howe. Brown & Co., $50;
Linden Steel Company. $50; Adams & Co., $50;
Weyman & Bros., $25; Bindley Hardware Com
pany, $50; H. C. Frick Coke- Company. $50; D.
Lutz&Sou, 850: Franenhelm A Vilsack. $25;
G.W. Schmidt, $25: A.GnckenheImer ABros.,
$25; W. J. Friday, $25; Robert Liddell,
$10; Lentz & Klelnscnmtdc, $10;
Josh Bihlman. $10; H. B. Mobler, $10;
M. Winter & Bro., $25: Farmers' Hotel, $10;
Anderson Rowan, $25; Eberhart 4 Ober, $25:
Pier, Daniels 4 Co., $10; Hemboltz,$10; Kln
neit A Co.. $10: Arnold. $5; Kennedy. $5; Dain.
$10; Floker. $10; BuerlinerA Co., $25; B.AO.
road, $100; Fittsburg and Western road, $50.
A BEEE WAGON QDAETET.
One of Tliem Stabbed and Two Others of
Them Come to Grief.
While William Johnston, William Dally
and two other First warders were at their
orgies with a lot ot beer in old Linden
Grove, Oakland, yesterday, one of them was
Blightly stabbed. When Officer Duncan
was called the men jumped into their wagon
and drove off. He followed. On Forbes
street, near Craft avenue, the horse fell, and
Dailey and the two Johnstons were captured
and taken to the Fourteenth ward station.
One of those who escaped was the man who
had been stabbed. The horse and wagon
were taken to the Oakland patrol stable,
bnt the horse is in a dying condition from
WANTING M0EE E001T.
The Allegheny General Hospital Is Shortly
to be Enlarged.
Rumor had it that extensive improve
ments were contemplated by the Board of
Directors of the Allegheny General 'Hospi
tal. Lewis Peterson, Jr., the Secretary of
the board, in reply to questions, said: "We
have for a long time been convinced that
the present facilities of the hospital are in
adequate to the demand. The present
capacity is only suitable to accommodate CO
patients, but the average during this year
has not been less than 60, which is an indis
putable proof that we must have more room.
But we Have not come to any definite con
clusion as to what shape the improvements
SETEEAL LAW AND 0EDEEINGS.
Tom Qnlnn Alone In His Glory Before
The name of Thomas Qninn, the Casino
lemouader, was the only one Alderman
Carlisle would disclose yesterday as having
been prosecuted by the L. & O. for viola
tion of the Sunday law, though he admitted
there were others upon whom papers had not
yet been served.
The appeals of John A. Martin and A. J.
Kaercher from duplicate aldermanic and L.
& O. fines for Sunday selling were yester
day continued by Judge Stowe until Satur
day. The same Judge suspended sentence
upon Mollie Keefer, who pleaded guilty to
keeping, a disorderly house, as charged by
the L. & O.
HIS TEETH FELL OUT.
Dornef and a Farmer Have Several Rounds
Abont Some Potntoes.
J. Schultz, a Stowe township farmer,
brought a load of potatoes to town yester
day afternoon. He tried to sell part of
them to Emil Dorner, and the two got into
a discussion. Schnltz struck Dorner on the
back of the head with a whip. Dorner re
taliated by knocking Schultz down with a
club, and demolishing the farmer's false
teeth, which fell out on the pavement.
Schultz entered an information against
Dorner for assault and battery.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsburgera nnd Others of
Cablegrams received lately at the office
of Moorhead Bros. A Co., Allegheny, say that
Mrs. John Moorhead is resting easier. She fell
M three-wfeeks ago at Lucerne, Switzerland,
and was in a dangerous condition at one time.
Tho lady left Pittsburg two months ago to
travel for her bealtb.
Prof. Henry Gibbons, of Western Uni
versity, left last evening for Leipsic, Germany,
where he will remain two years and devote
himself to the study of philology. Prof. Rob
bacberand a number of students from tbe
classical department were at the depot to see
Percy G. Digby, Law Librarian, opened
up the law library yesterday after a closing of
two weeks. During that time Mr. Digby and
his wife and son have been summering at a re
sort at . Lorena. pa., and tbeyhave returned
much improved In health.
Prof. Henry Gibbon, teacher of Greek
in the Western University, and Frank Harris
left for Germany last nlgbt to spend two years
studying tbe German language. A company of
students were at the depot to see them off.
Will P. Clinton, the 'well-known
telegrapher and amateur actor of this city, will
leave Thursday for New York to accept a pro
fessional engagement with a theatrical com
Dr. William H. McKelvey, President
of the Central Board of Education, came home
yesterday from a trip of two weeks' duration
at tbe principal summer resorts on tho Atlantic
R. E. Umbel, a bright young lawyer of
Uniontown, was in Pittsburg attending to legal
business. He made quite a reputation In tbe
last campaign as a Democratic stump speaker.
Mrs. John Trunkey, Mrs. A. A. Plumer
and Miss Lou Smith, ot Franklin, are among
the guests at the Monongahela House.
H. S: Matheson, of Middletown, and
James H. Matheson and wife, of Youngstown,
are stopping at the Duquesne.
J. S. Winnett, the new commercial
agent of the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas
City road, arrived yesterday.
A. Warner, Traveling Passenger Agent
of the Chicago, -Burlington and Qulncy, was in
the city yesterday.
Frank Sawhill, the pharmacist, re
turned yesterday from his trip up tbe Hudson
and the seaside.
Thomas B. Wunder, of Philadelphia,
andE. T. Foster, of Oil City, are at the Seventh
Alexander Murdoch left yesterday for
Buffalo to attend the Florists' Convention.
Arthur Hodges, of Johnstown, is regis
tered at the Anderson Hotel.
-r-Jcseph Home and Rabbi Mayer went
East last night
Lemuel Barrister went to Canada yes
Judge Harry White was in the city last
TUESDAY, . AUGUST -20,
A GLASS SENSATION.
Startling Reduction of Prices Threat
. ened by an Ohio Firtn.
AN EARLY START AND THE TANKS
Conspire Together to Frighten. Manufact
urers Into This Mo Ye.
WHT THE ASSOCIATION OPPOSES IT
A circular was received yesterday, and
read at the meeting of the Pittsburg mem
bers of the Western Beneficial Window
Glass Manufacturers' Association, from a.
large wholesale jobbing and manufacturing
house in Cleveland, saying they are pre
pared to scatter broadcast to the trade a cir
cular offering what glass they had on hand
to retailers at a reduction of from 15 to 20
per cent b'elow cost. The figures quoted
were 80 and 15 on single strength, and 85
and 5 on double strength glass. The firm
claims it will do this in the event of an
early start being decided upon, and. says it
must choose between two evils, either un
load stock on hand at once, or hold it to be
INVOICED AT A LOSS,
on January 1. Tile firm has finally decided
to sell its stock and then buy cheaper from
the manufacturers'; thinking that, if an
early start is made, together with the fact
that" Chambers & MoKee will begin work
on their first tank September 1, it will have
the effect of further glutting the market,
which,' as every one knows, is already over
stocked. All sizes of glass can be'bougbt
cheaper one month after the start is .made
than one year ago. For this reason the firm
will make a reduction of 15 per cen on sin
gle and 20 per cent on double strength
The reduction is a sweeping one, and will
crowd the Pittsburg manufacturers to the
wall, if insisted upon. For this reason the
manufacturers will radically
OPPOSE AJT EABLY EKSUMPTIOK
of work, notwithstanding what Chambers &
McKee may do. If the latter firm does re
sume September 1, the other manufacturers
claim they wpuld rather allow it to stock
the market than have the others make such
a large reduction. '
A meeting of the Western Window Glass
Manufacturers' Beneficial Association was
held yesterday in the office of the Secretary
in this city. Nearly every member,
.who had not left for Cleveland,
to attend the meeting of the association to
be held there to-day, was present and dis
cussed the impending strike. After several
hours' talk, it was. unanimously agreed to
stand by their original position, and refuse
to yield to the demands of the workers' as
sociation. Every manufacturer present
said he would go to the meeting and vote to
strike rather than grant the advance. They
will also stick out for a late resumption of
A PICNIC CAUSES A STEIKE.
The Carpenters nnd Oibers nt tbe Exposi
tion Quit Work.
There was a strike at the Exposition
buildings yesterday which was, or will be,
speedily adjusted. The carpenters qnit
work on-account of three non-union men
being engaged by a non-union sub-contracting
firm. The real cause of the strike, how
ever, was that the men wanted to go to the
annual reunion of the Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners atAliquippa. They
asked to be allowed a half day off, but the
contractors Messrs. Murphy and Hamil
ton refused. To go, anyhow, the men
struck against the non-union men.
When the carpenters quit work, the
stonemasons and slaters employed there,
who are in the Bnilding Trades League,
also went out. Learning the truth, the
mason and slaters returned to work. The
carpenters will probably return this morn
ing. As every minute counts now, it is not
likely that the contractor will want to fight
them. The opening day of the Exposition
has been set for two weeks from to-morrow,
and it will require considerable work to
complete the main building.
MUSICIANS AS KNIGHTS.
A Humor of tbe Great Western Band Going
Into the Knights of Labor.
Conductor Weis, of the Great Western
Band, called at the office of the Exposition
Society yesterday, for the purpose of having
an interview with President Marvin in re
gard to their trouble with the Trades Coun
cil. The committee from the latter have as
yet not received any answer from the so
ciety as to what they intend to do. Presi
dent Marvin stated yesterday that the mem
bers of the band were union men, being
members of the Alegheny County Musi
cians' Union. Mr. Marvin said it was a
fight between the two-organizations, and the
society had nothing whatever to do with it
The contract for 36 pieces of music has been
made with the band, and the agreement can
not be broken.
It is stated that some of the members of
the board have suggested a way, out of the
difficulty by having themselves organized
in the Knights of Labor. It was rumored
last evening, that Organizer Johu Flannery
had organized the men into a musicians' as
sembly upon their own request.
IRON BATES TO ADYANCE.
The Knllroad Companies Want a Little of
A meeting of the Pitftburg Committee of
Freight Agents was held yesterday in the
office of the Lake Shore road, on Wood
street Owing to a technicality the meeting
adjourned until to-day, when the rates on
all articles of iron and steel manufacture
will be advanced about 10 per cent
Prior to June 8, of the present year, when
the prices of iron were very low, and manu
facturers complained of poor business, tbe
Pittsburg committee recommended to their
respective lines and associations a reduction
in the rates. This was done.
A comparison of the ruling prices on iron
and steel tbe past week, with the prices at
the time of the reduction shows an advance'
of about 10 to 12 per cent The market is
stronger, and thee is a general feeling of
firmness among the manufacturers. For
this reason it was thought to be the square
thing by restoring the freight rates to what
they were. The advanced rates will take
effect Monday, September'2.
ANOTHER GLASS CONFERENCE.
The Blowers' Paste Mold List to Be Set
tled at Wheeling To-day.
Secretary William Dillon, of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' Association, left
last evening in company with a number of
Pittsburg workers for Wheeling to attend a
conference to be held there to-day between
the glass manufacturers and workers. Tbe
confereqee is on tbe paste mold list, which
will be abont the same the next fire as last
year's scale. v
A Redaction at Spnng's.
The Spang Steel and Iron Company at
Sharpsburg have made a reduction in the
wages of the men working on the 112-inch
plate rolls. The reduction, it is claimed,
averages about 10 per cent
t A (Strike at Olivers'.
A number of the workers employed in
the forge .department of Oliver Bros. &
Phillips mill struck yesterday against a
reduction of 25 per centin wages, which was
proposed on Friday.
striking Against Water. .
i$ men employed on the new Herrs
Islahd bridge struck yesterday for (2 50 per
day and time and half time while working
in whter. They are still out t
G0JNG BACK TO ENGLAND.
Miners Claim They Can Do-Better at Home
- Thau In This Country.
. John Costello, member of the General Ex
ecutive Board, Knights of Labor, Bobert
Watchorn, Secretary-Treasurer N. D. A.
135, Knights of Labor, nnd Alfred Barber,
ex-Worthy Foreman of L. A. 9123,, Division
No. 5, were in the city yesterday. ' The
former was going back to the coke region to
try to have the scale signed by the Cambria
Iron Company and W. J. Baney. These
firms employ about 700 men near Dunbar,
and have the only works in the region still
idle. Secretary Watchorn was returning to
his office in Columbus after his three weeks
of hard work in the region, and Worthy
Foreman.Barber was going to England, to
his old home. He has been in this country
nine years, snd claims he can make more
wages in England thanhe can on the Mo
nongahela river. He has been working
near California. Pa., and, in speaking of
his trip home, said:
"I am 38 years of age, and have been
working in the mines since I was Q years
old. I came from Yorkshire, and have been
in this country nine years. I am going
home now with my family, because I think
I can do better there than here. In
England they pay miners by the
yard and ton both in entries
and rooms. ' When I left home
I averaged 5 shillings, or $1 25 for 7 hours'
work each day. Since then, wages have
gone up 20 per cent Fifteen years I
worked all the year around and we were
never laid off.
"For the same work I would average in
this country $1 50 per day for ten hours.
These figures I have obtained from reliable
statistics. There are no 'pluck-me' stores
there, and each man receives his wages in
cash each Saturday at 1 o'clock. In this
country I only worked about half of the
year, and each year the prosperous season is
growing beautilully less."
Bobert Morris, another miner at Lucy
ville, is also going to remove his family
back to England, after being here eight
THE CARPENTERS' PICNIC.
Dancing and Merrymaking fa the Shady
Grove of Allpalppa.
The carpenters and joiners had quite a
lively outing at Aliquippa Grove yesterday.
Over 1,000 were present, and the fun began
before noon, waxing fast and furious as the
shades of evening began to close. Two
bands were in attendance namely, the
Cathedral' Band, under the able conductor
ship of Mr. Dannbardt, and the Grand Or
chestra Band. The arrangements for the
picnic were made by Mr. H.
J. Wahl and the energetic manag
ing committee. Of a surety their
endeavors were successful, and the dancing
done by the picnickers was sufficient reward
for any amount of trouble expended. A
letter was received from Grand Secretary
P. J. Maguire, expressing his inability to
Some of the party returned on a special
train and arrived in Pittsburg about 7:30
r. M., bnt the majority stayed over until a
later train. No accidents whatever oc
curred, and the amusement was marred by
no disagreeable incidents.
A LITTLE TOO SOON.
Blast Furnaces Besides Carnegie's With
Long and Bis, Ran.
The published information that Furnace
F, at Braddock, had beaten the record bv
being in blast since October 18, 1886, and
casting 224,795 tons, was a little previous.
Isabella Furnace No. 2, which has been
casting uninterruptedly for 1,185 days, or
since May 26, 1886, has averaged above 2op
tons a day, and even at that rate would have
turned out about 237,000 tons. But for over
two years it averaged about 1,600 tons a
week, which would bring the total up to
nearly 250,000 tons.
Three months ago it was thought the lin
ing of this furnace would tumble; but it may
last three more months, or perhaps not that
manv days. When this furnace blows out,
Mr. Kennedy, Superintendent, will say: "It
takes the cake."
One of the Eliza furnaces, casting 100
tons every 21 hours, is in blast on one lining
and has been, without a stop, since 1882, or
just seven years.
MART ANDERSON OUT AGAIN.
She Was Knocked Down and Kicked In the
Ere by William Grant.
William Grant was arrested yesterday on
a charge of assanlt and battery. Mary An
derson affirms that the defendant knocked
her down, kicked her in the eye and then
struck her in the mouth, knocking three
teeth out. To confirm this affirmation Miss
Anderson exhibited a sadly disfigured face
to the police.
Allegheny's Promising Future.
Select Councilman C. H. Hartman, of the
Ninth ward, Allegheny, says there are five
petitions in circulation for the laying of
asphalt pavements, one for Lincoln avenue,
from Mr. Painter's residence to Irwin ave
nue; Irwin avenue, from Bidge avenue to
the Fort Wayne tracks; Ohio street, from
Irwin avenue to Federal street; Ohio street,
from Federal to Chestnut'street, and Cedar
avenue, from the West Penn tracks to Ohio
street Mr. Hartman said that the resi
dents of Cedar avenue, within tha limits
named, propose to pay one-half of the cost
of paving that avenue with the asphalt
blocks. Some of the directors of tbe First
National Bank of Allegheny had expressed
a willingness to pay two-thirds of the cost of
paving Park way, from Federal to East
Diamond street, if the city or the other
property holders on that thoroughfare would
pay the balance.
Nicely Serenaded by n Band.
I Ihe Second Brigade Band last evening
tendered a serenade at the Hotel Boyer in
honor of the venerable Mrs. Schwamb, of
Philadelphia," mother of John Schamb,
stereotyper of The Dispatck. She has
been in the city for the past week visiting
her son. Quite a number of friends were
present Mrs. S. leaves this morning on
the 725 train for Chicago to Visit another
son, after which she returns to her home in
Philadelphia. The entertainment was
Humanity la Horrid Condition.
A Mrs. Sohey, of Hatch's row, on
Fortieth, near" Willow street, was in the
Seventeenth ward police station with
tremens yesterday, the babe in her arms be
ing in a sick and serious condition, and two
other children at home covered with vermin
of several species, and in a disease-breeding
state. Superintendent Dean, of the Anti
Cruelty Society, will act
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Tiro Cities Condensed
for Beady Reading.
Jonx D. McNEAi, a laborer on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, was working-near
McKeesport yesterday, wnen one of the other
men was drivine a large spike into a tree. A
glancing blow drove the spike into his leg;
making an ugly gash. He was taken to the
Mercy Hospital. .
Edward Rxilet, a saloonkeeper on Smalt
man, near Thirtieth street, gave ball before
Alderman Doughty yesterday for a hearing
Tuesday for ejecting W. H. Miller from his
A'kam belonging to Joseph Stelnagle, of
Allegheny, ran away on Ohio street, yesterday
afternoon. A 12-year-old brother of tbe owner
was thrown to the street and his right arm was
Jons Williams, a brakeman on tbe Pan
handle Railroad, had his right band crushed
while coupling cars in the freight yard, jester
day morning. He was attended by Dr. Hlett
Gkobob Watts, employed at Carnegie's
Thirty-third street mill, bad his arm pierced by
a piece of steel yesterday. He received atten
dance at his home on Thirty-second street
RETURN MY COMING.
Ward Constables on a Grand Hnstlo
for Speak-Easy Locations.
JDDGE WHITE TO HEAR REPORTS.
A Police Official Predicts Some Sensa
PROBABLE SHAKING DP 0P DRY BONES
The ward constables of this city and Alle
gheny are likely to receive a shaking up on
return day, September 1, when they must
appear before Judge White and report as to
the number of illicit liquor sellers in their
Lieutenant Kramer, of the Nineteenth
ward station house, said last nigbt in this
connection: "The constables are on a grand
hustle for the names and locations of all the
speak-easies in the city. Especially are the
constables of the Penn avenue districts ex
erting themselves. This sudden activity is
certainly due to the exposures of the exist
ing speak-easies in the Bauder-Bender con
spiracy cases, and, if the constables fail to
present exhaustive information upon the
subject, they will probably hear from the
Court in no measured terms. There are
yet to come in the conspiracy cases, and sev
eral constables need to make a favorable
showing. Those conspiracy cases have
merely stirred up the subject of speak-easy
blackmailing, and there is more to follow.
"Oh, nol The police cannot afford to give
away their plans. But I believe that some
thing like an accurate idea of the extent ot
illicit liquor traffic will be gained from the
reports of the constables. There is an idea
in police circles that the speak-easies are
backed by a syndicate. Our reasons? Well,
every speak-easy we fall upon serves two
special brands of beer, and every man who
gets into trouble flies to an attorney who
seems to have some understanding in refer
ence to the defense of the illicit sellers.
There will be a big sensation one of these
days." Lieutenant Kramer would not come
down to specific statements, however.
A CONSTABLE'S PBEDICTION-.
The constable of tho Fourth ward was
seen, and said: "I will uot be able to report
a single case oi illegal selling in the Fourth
ward, and I say this after having made a
rigid investigation. But I am pretty sure
that there are a number of wards which are
not so fortunate. 1 imagine Judge White
will give the constables the stiffest exami
nation they have been subjected to since the
Brooks law took effect I understand he
has been placed in possession of much in
formation ontthe subject of speak-easies by
Under the Brooks law the constables of
each ward must make a return of all illegal
sales of liquors, failure to do which imposes
a penalty of $500 and two years' imprison
ment Judge White is verv apt to catch
some of the constables napping. The mat
ter calls to mind the couplet: '
When constabulary anty's to he done
A policeman's lot is not a happy one.
A MEDICAL MEETING.
Arrangements for the Homeopathic Soci
The Committee of Arrangements of the
Allegheny County Medical Society met last
night a( the Homeopathic Hospital to fur
ther arrangements for the entertainment of
the members of the Homeopathic Medical
Society of Pennsylvania, which meets here
September 17, 18 and 19.
The business meetings of the convention
will be held through'the day in the chapel
of th'e Homeopathic Hospital.
On the evening of the 18th a banquet will
ba given them at the Mouongahela House.
Other matters for the entertainment of the
visitors will probably be arranged, but as
yet nothing further has been decided upon.
A PAWNBROKER'S SUSPICION.
He Telephones for Two Policemen and
Has a Man Arrested.
Last evening about 6 o'clock Detectives
Eichenlaub and Johnston, of Allegheny,
arrested Harry Wilson at a pawn shop on
Market street on suspicion of having stolen
a watch that he had pawned some hours be
fore. Wilson first went to the Bhop about 3
o'clock and secured $5 on the watch, and
later went back with the pawn ticket, offer
ing it to the broker for $2. ,
The action seemed enrions, the detectives
were telephoned to and Wilson was arrested.
He told conflicting stories as to how he
came into possession of the watch, and he
will be held for further investigation.
Sullivan Very Feeble.
Thomas" Sullivan, the man who attempted
suicide at. the Chamber of Commerce build-,
ing yesterday morning, is lying in a very
feeble condition at Mercy Hospital. Last
night the doctors said he could not possibly
recover, though he might live for a day or
A Salt lor Slander.
John Dasey was lodged in jail last night
in default cf (300 bail at the suit of Frank
W. Swain for damages tor slander. Dasey
was arrested on a capias, and will be held
fcr the trial of the case in court
He Dropped a Keg.
Charles Hink, of No. 4 Monastry street,
dropped a keg of nails on his foot and
smashed it He was taken to the Southside
The last seashore excursion for this season
will leave. on Thursday,. August 22, vis
Pennsylvania Bailroad. A special train of
Pullman parlor cars and day coaches will
leave Onion station at 8:50 a. si., arriving
at Philadelphia at 7:15 r. M. These tickets
are also available lor passage on 4:30, 7:15
and 8:10 p. si. trains same date. Seats in
parlor cars and berths in sleeping cars can
now be reserved at office, 110 Fifth avenue.
Tickets will be sold at rate of 10 for the
round trip, and good for 10 days.
A' Duty Becomes a Pleasure
When that dnty i to patronize a home in
dustry, and that industry is tbe manufacture
of excellent beer. Frauenheim & Vilsack's
"Pittsburg Beer" is home brewed and in
comparably the finest beer in the market
First Plnce Purr.
If the Allegheny Baseball Club gets sixth
place it will be doing well, bnt Marvin's
cakes and crackers would consider them
selves disgraced if they got as low as second
place in the list of good things. They are
unrivaled and unsurpassed. Try them.
-Don't Let Tnem Cry.
The children cry 'for Marvin's ginger
snaps, and as there is nothinoelse that you
can give them that is more wnolesome don't
deny the little ones. Get a box or two from
your grocer. Put up in neat family pack
ages, convenient and handy. iwrsu
8CH0LABSHIP3 in the Pittsbnrg Female
College can be rented by applying to Mr.
James Shallenberger, Duquesne Bank,
Tuesday and Friday from 11 to 12 o'clock.
If ypu suffer from looseness of bowels, or
fever and ague, -Angostura Bitters will cure
Toko Some With Yon.
In making your preparations for the picnic
don't forget to lay in a supply of Marvin's
superior ginger snaps and extra soda crack
ers. They are the finest in the market
THE THAN FU5ERAL.
Remains May Possibly be Viewed for One
Day at the Third Prebyerlan Church
Other Arrangements In Progress.
The remains of William Thaw are ex
pected to arrive in New York Wednesday,
August 28, and in Pittsburg on Thursday.
Mr. Frank Semple said yesterday that a
cablegram had been received from Mr.
Griscom, President of the In man Line, that
the body would be taken home on the City
of Paris, which sails to-morrow. Mr. Thaw
went to France in the same boat in which
he is interested financially, and the good
ship will also bring back bis remains.
Concerning the arrangements for the
funeral, Mr. Semple said: "If the body ar
rives on Thursday of next week the funeral
will likely take place the next day. If the
condition of the body will permit the face
will be exposed allot Thursday in the Third
Presbyterian Church for the benefit of tbe
public. No further arrangements have
been made. It has not been decided what
minister will officiate."
There is a strong feeling among the citi
zens that Mr. Thaw should be honored by
having the body lie in state, but tbe family
and the most intimate friends of the dead
benefactor are decidedly opposed to any
thing ot the kind or any public demonstra
tion. Mr. Thaw, his friends say. was a
modest man. and never would have con
sented to a pnblic burial. If Mr. Thaw
had been thus honored he would have been
the only man buried in this manner in
Pittsburg since William Phillips' body lay
in state at Municipal Hall many years ago.
Bad Hewrernge and Typhoid.
Dr. W. F. Barclay, who reported 3 of the
12 new typhoid cases to the health officials
yesterday, agreed with the latter that the
disease was still a threatening one. The
three cases alluded to were from the vicinity
of Fifth avenue and Van Braam street,
where an old, caved-in private sewer is
alleged to be the cause of the sickness.
Another Train Wrecker Caught.
Notice was received at the Perkins' de
tective office that Murphy Greigel, another
train wrecker, bad been arrested and locked
up in the New Castle jail. Greigel was the
accomplice of Caldwell, the Wampum train
wrecker, and it is stated that he was be
trayed by Caldwell, who informed against
JDB. HDRNEJ ED.:B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
More surprises this week in tbe way
of extreme low prices, prices to finish
np summer dress stuffs this week.
Fine wool 50-inch Check and Striped
Suitings 51 25 quality marked down to
75c a yard. j".
One lot of Silk and Wool Mixtures
One lot all-wool Gray and Brown
Mixed 60-inch Suitings. .
A little lot of yard wide all-wool
Plaids at 33c a yard.
School Dress Stuffs and House
Wrapper Goods at 60c, down from tX.
First appearance now, here and there
In this big dress goods stock, of new
arrivals of foreign dress fabrics, bints
of tbe oncoming tide of all. the best ,
that's woven in France, Germany and
Tbe fact that wool Is on the rise '1
doesn't affect our dress goods prices l
one cent Best to buy here then.
Wash Goooj Department On the
counter near the door to-day, over one
hundred pieces ot .Plain and Fancy
French Batlnes finest quality. 30c, 87a
and 40c sorts at 15c a yard. Borne
others, too French ones at 12c a yard
12c American Satmes down to6c
This Is the last chance on these Wash
Goods for this season.
Glnghamr. 40c ones, fn plain colors,
down to 15c All 'remnants fancy 40o
styles at 20c a yard. "
Cloak: Room Special One hundred
Black Stockinette Jackets, sizes 83 to 44
bnst measure, full weights, your cbolea
at &.K 50 and 4 50; the greatest bar
gain you were ever offered.
The bargain sale of Irish and Scotch
Table Linens a great opportunity to ,
I Tbe. prices are the lowest on fine, g
heavy pure Linen Damasks. .
JDS. HDRNE k CttS
PENN AVENUE STORES.'
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