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THE " PITTSBURW DISPATCH, THURSDAY,.
-SEPTEMBER';" 12, ,
A Eeturned Diplomat Talks of
the Austrian Court.
THE KEILEY IJIBBOGLIO
Of Grover Cleveland's Begime
AMEBICAN MINISTERS SET ASIDE.
HowanUnconTentional Democrat Seriously
Affronted Queen Victoria.
BEEEZT TIETS TJrOX STATECRAFr
Mr. "Walter B. Seaife, of Allegheny, ex
Deputy Consul General at Vienna, returned
irom Europe last Sunday after a sojourn of
four years and a half abroad, devoted to
diplomacy and exhaustive scientific and
literary research principally the latter.
Mr. Seaife arrived in Pittsburg last Tues
day, and is now indulging in a period of
rest necessitated by a visit of ten days to the
Paris Exposition and the subsequent ocean
voyage. He was seen last evening by a
Dispatch representative, to whom he
chatted entertainingly as to his impressions
of the Old "World. He merits distinction as
being the only American scholar who has
succeeded in wresting a doctor of philoso-
phy degree from the ultra-conservative Uni
versity of Vienna, the foremost institution
of learning in Europe, its curriculum being
placed before those of even the great Ger
Mr. Seaife speaks with great enthusiasm
of studies abroad, but said that he had to
overcome a prodigious amount of Austrian
red tape in order to get his thesis accepted
by the University, as he found a great
prejudice existant against American col
leges. Finally, after tbe exercise of con
siderable practical diplomacy, he was regu
larly enrolled as one ot the 6,000 students,
and subsequently received his degree with
"You were Deputy Consul General at
Vienna during the celebrated 'Keily' inci
dent, were you not, Mr. Seaife?" asked the
"Yes. I was at Vienna when Mr.
Keiley's baggage arrived there. It was in
the first year of Mr. Cleveland's adminis
tration, and Mr. Keiley had been rebuffed
at the Vatican and had retired in good order
to Paris to await the trend of events. He
was so certain that Secretary Bayard would
be able to place him at the Austrian court
that be shipped all his bacgage to Vienna,
and to my certain knowledge it remained
there several weeks perhaps months. It
is of course true that the Department of
State attempted to smother the details of
the diplomatic intrigue by which the
Austrian court was seriously offend
ed, and the Austrian Minister at
Washington practically ruined by his
superserviceable friendship lor Secretary
Bayard, but as my knowledge of the details
of that unique chapter in the archives of
the American State Department was im
parted to me by Viennese, I tee no reason
why I should feel a delicacy in relating tbe
facts. I do not think the American public
is acquainted with the truth of the Keiley
"The Austrian court refused to receive
Keiley as the American Minister simply
and solely because he had been rejected by
the Vatican, a friendly power. It was even
considered tbat an affront had been offered
Austria by Secretary Bayard in the attempt
to place Keiley at Vienna.
It was in this emergency with a great
clamor going on in Washington that the
Austrian Ambassador, Baron Schaeffer,
came forward with a suggestion to Secretary
Bayard, that persons of Semitic origin were
not received at the Austrian Court, Mr.
Keiley's wife happening to come under that
category The hint was meant to afford Mr.
Bayard an excuse that would serve all
around. But Mr. Bayard straightway
rushed into print over the matter, and tbe
general impression was that Mr. Keiley's
wife was the insufferable obstacle. Then
the Austrian Government learned of the in
cautious action ot its Ambassador and he
was recalled and pensioned, action equiva
lent to political and social disgrace.
AaiEBIOAlf DIPLOMATS DISCUSSED.
"At the time of the discussion of the
Samoan muddle the German papers were
full of sarcastic references to Commissioner
Kasson on account of his article on tbe
Samoan policy, and his simultaneous ap
pointment by President Harrison as one of
the Commissioners. The Berlin papers
even hinted that the matter had so strained
tbe relations between tbe two countries as to
almost constitute a casus belli. Bismarck
finally had to exert his influence to quiet
the bitter things said of us.
"Colonel F. D. Grant has been very cor
dially received by the Austrian Court, and
the Lord Chamberlain, Prince Hohenlohe,
has paid Colonel and Mrs. Grant extraordi
nary attentions. Colonel Grant is busily
studying German and is getting beyond the
rudiments. I could relate scores of humor
ous instances of the aburdity of sending
ministers to foreign courts, who are unable
to converse in the vernacular as the case
may be, or even to speak French, the uni
versal diplomatic language. American
Ministers are at an unfortunately depreci
ated estimation in Europe. "Niggardly al
lowances and, frequently, limited private
means place many of them at a social dis
count. The fact tbat the average Amer
ican diplomat has no lingual accomplish
ments is a source of amazement to
"Europeans. They sav: 'Your nation has a
surplus of 93, 000, 000." "Why don't you spend
some of it in educating the diplomats you
send us?' Most of tne men who are ap
pointees of tbe State Department are un
able to distinguish a protocol from a cod
fish. Not only are many deficient in diplo
matic etiquette, but in recent years some
unpardonable gaucheries have been com
mitted by Americans in official position.
One of President Cleveland's most promi
nent appointees managed, in the course of a
single state reception at the Court of St.
James, to ofler two of the gravest personal
affronts to the Queen herself. The matter
was carefully smoothed over, and was only
condoned upon the humiliating plea of
U. S. MEJISTERS PASSED OVEB.
"It is a fact that if a United States Minis
ter is in the course of an audience with any
official in the courts ot Europe, and any
"Embassador chances to be announced, the
American must bow himself out with scant
ceremony, as being a humbler mortal. The
only exception to this rule is tbe German
Court. By an imperial rule the American
Minister is exactly upon the same footing as
the representatiue of any other power. The
story as related to me is that when Bancroft,
the historian, was United States Minister to
Germany, he was in the process
of an audience with Prince Bismarck when
the British Embassador was announced.
The dignified American was compelled to
retiie abruptly with his business unfinished.
Bismarck was a great admirer of Bancroft
and heartily disliked the English Em
bassador, and was so impressed by the in
justice of the rules of etiquette that he
personally laid the matter before Emperor
Wilhelm, and tbe latter issued an edict
placing Ministers extraordinary and pleni
potentiary upon the same court level as
Mr. Seaife has not yet adjusted his plans
for the future, but has in preparation
several scientific and literary matters of importance.
A QDIET WEDDING.
A Yonns Couple Made Happier by Meant of
the Sacred Bun.
Miss Bertha Buhl, the daughter of Mrs.
Lizzie Buhl, of 417 Penn avenue, was mar
ried last eveninc to Mr. A. W. Kinney.
The wedding, which took place about 9
o'clock at the residence ot the bride, was
simple and unostentatious, but nevertheless
The ceremony was performed by Pastor
Buff, of the Smithfield M. E. Church, and
about 0 select guests were present to con
gratulate the blushing couple on their
happy union. The groom looked manly and
handsome in a black evening suit, while the
bride was the picture of youth and beauty
in her dark blue broadcloth traveling dress.
The decorations throughout the house
were simple and tasteful. Several elegant
baskets ot flowers had been ordered from the
florists, and helped to cast a beautiful
fragrance round about Numerous presents
of a beautiful and useful nature were re
ceived by the couple. Silver sets, hand
some furniture snits, and various articles
incidental to domestic life were quite numer
ous. Both bride and groom come from highly
respectable families. The relatives of Mr.
A. W. Kinney, reside in Allee'neny, but he
is connected with the firm of Kelly & Jones
in Greensburg. The newly married pair
will spend their honeymoon in the East,
and will then settle down to domestic life in
FATHER BRENKAN BURIED.
His Fnneral Was Ibe Lnrgcst Ever Known
Father Brennan, late pastor of St Luke's
Church in Mansfield, was buried at Crafton
yesterday. His fnneral was the largest ever
known in that section of the country.
Bishop Phelan officiated and over 50 mem
bers of ths clergy were present
The celebrant was Father Kane; deacon,
Father Nash; sub-deacon, Father W. J.
Tobin; master of ceremonies, Father Ken
nov. Father Brennan was a very popular pas
tor and the members of his congregation
with many other sorrowing friends followed
his body to the grave.
DICK AND MATT.
The National Chairman and His Son Among
Senator Matthew S. Quay visited the
city yesterday morning, coming up from
Beaver on the 9 o'clock train. He took a
carriage and drove directly to the house of
N. P. Beed, where he spent several hours
and enjoyed dinner.- During the afternoon
he went with James S. McKean and called
upon a number of friend;. His son, Richard
Quay, was also in the city, taking dinner at
the Hotel Duquesne. he Senator returned
home yesterday evening.
HITHER AtfD THITHER.
Movements of Pittsburccra and Others of
'Squire Herman Handel, who just
escaped Atlantic City hotels and floods at the
same time, said last night that ex-Governor
Pattison and he had a talk tocether a week
ago on the political situation. Governor Pat
tison said when the lssno comes too Demo
cratic and Republican parties are supposed to
come face to face, bnt the actual fact is the
Republican party can wrap Itself clean around
its opponent. Of coarse, the only tactics
productive of anv resnlt will be those which
will divide tbe Republicans. This intimation
that Mr. Pattison would not object to being tbe
party candidate it as related qmte pleasantly by
the 'Squire, who is himself an old Wallace
Dr. George "Woods smiled from ear to
ear when asked if the Equitable Insurance
Company, of New York, really intended to
build a towering "cranite monument to tbe
commercial progress of Pittsburg." He said
tbe President of tbe company bad been here
and the matter had been talked of and he. Dr.
Woods, had urged the erection of such build
ing, but that was the latitude and longitnde of
tbe whole matter. He thought the composi
tion of tbe reporter who conceived the "monu
ment" abont o per cent imagination.
Martin Schneider, representative from
Brooklyn Lodge No. 401, to the meeting of the
Supreme Lodge of tbe Knights and Ladies of
Honor, held in Cleveland this week, spent a
few minutes in Pittsburg last evening on his
way borne. He said tbat the convention in tbe
Lake City was the largest ever held. New York
State has 12,000 members of that order, and
sent the largest delegation to the meeting of
the Supreme Lodge.
St John, who in this case is not the
precursor nut rather the follower, arrived from
bt. Louis last night over the Panhandle to see
thatGandaur wins the rare on Friday next.
When pointed out at the Union depot as the
Prohibition candidate for the Presidency, he
at once fell below par in the estimation of
those who were told he was a great believer in
water. They w ere principally opponents of the
L. H. "Williams has been elected Presi
dent of the Sewickley Valley Dramatic Club.
The other officers are: T. W. Nevin, Vice
President: David Warden. Corresponding Sec
retary; R. P. Nevin, Jr., Recording Secretary;
James C Chaplin, Treasurer: Board of Man
agers. Miss Carrio B. Whiting, MUs Lizzie K
Dickson, Frank E. Richardson, Ed Carpenter
and James U. Chaplin.
County Commissioner Mercer states
that in his 11 years' experience in the office be
never saw as little bnslness as has cropped out
since August 2. Either people have more
money or they value it higher and so pay taxes
promptly ana gei ineir o per cent aiscount.
The clerical force has been kept busy, but
thero have been comparatively few appeals
"William McCreeryleft for New York
lastnigbt on private business. When asked
how the State Commission was getting along
be said that not being a member of it he did
not know, bnt hopea the money would soon be
paid over and all settled satisfactorily, other
wise somebody in Johnstown would raise a
"Water Commissioner Miller, of Denver,
Col., a prominent Republican, is back in Pitts
burg at his old home. Mr. Miller represented
the Twenty-ninth ward in Councils in 1877.
Last year he won fame by defeating Mayor
Lee, of Denver, on the water supply scheme.
"William McCreery left last evening for
a visit of four or Ave days in New York. Be
fore going he said that he would not give his
letter from Governor Beaver for publication
until, at least, after his return. The letter, be
observes, is rather interesting.
Rev. George Pnrves, D. D., of this city,
will deliver an address at the twenty-second
annual convention of the Young Men's Christian
Association of Pennsylvania in New Castle, Oc
tober 10-13. A large delegation from this city
will be present.
Philip Smith (Pittsburg Phil) arrived
in his old home, where he previously earned S9
Ser week in a cork factory. He started for
ewYork and the racing circuit again last
night, jnst about $00,000 ahead so far this sea
son. Jay Cooke, the Philadelphia banker
who bad such a discouraging experience some
years ago while trying to float Northern Pa
cific bonds, passed throueh Pittsburg last
mgnt on tne limited going West.
The burial of SheriffMcCandless' little
son will take place at sunset this evening. Ser
vices will be held, however, at 4 o'clock at the
family residence, corner of Center avenue and
Joseph L. Lowry, late mechanical en
ginner of the water works, is slowly recovering
from a long and severe spell of sickness, and
uaaivi-emiy patented some improvements in
Mrs. McQuay, a daughter of the Chi
cago banker Sneil, who was murdered some
time ago, passed tbrongh Pittsburg last night
on the limited on her way home from Europe.
Mrs. James A. McNally and family, of
Bidwell street, Allegheny, after a sojourn of
two months at the Maple Park Hotel, Ebens
burg, bavo returned home.
F. H. Stratton and John Cavanaugh, of
the Westingbonse Company, have returned
home from a snmmer trip to Europe.
Samuel Hamilton, who has been in
New York for the last few weeks, arrived home
Matt "Weis and his friends have sailed
for home, and will arrive In New York on Sun
A. Murdoch, of Smithfield street, has i
gone to Gettysburg, along with the other vets. J
NOT BUfflG BOATS.
A Significant Sign of the Times Down
Along Water Street,
CONFIRMING THE COMBINATION.
Stories About the Wealthy River
Operators in this City.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CONSUMERS
The filing of inventories goes on among
the river coal operators, preparatory to the
huge and simultaneous sell-out. ' "What will
consumers do when this Boston syndicate
gets all the coal fn the vicinity of Pittsburg
into its hands? was the question discussed
by some business men on Fenn avenue the
Said one: "There can be but little doubt
the combine will be effected, and even Com
modore "Walton will listen to the song. He
has a good deal of flesh to carry about, and
while he may not sell nor join the syndicate
absolutely, he will be willing to profit by
its operations if he can do so without so
much hustling as is necessary for him and
his partner these hot days."
Said another: "I know that Horner &
Roberts are making a complete inventory of
everything they have gotten in the coal
mining and trade way, even down to the
number of lashings on their boats and the
pounds to the yard of rails of their coal rail
ways. They are not that particular in an
ordinary taking of stock. It's going to take
abouv $-0,000,000 to effect the combine, but
Boston is rich and it has no further outlet
for its cash in old channels. Government
4's are not worth buying at the premium de
manded, and they will get less and less
valuable each year as they approach time
QUIT BUYING BOATS.
Still another man said: "I have known
for some time, knew it months before I
heard of the dicker between our coal opera
tors and the Boston people. Something was
in th wind, because I saw coal operators
were not buying coal boats to any extent
worth speaking of. It was evident to my
mind that there was a continirencvof come
kind expected, and they did not propose to
be burdened with stock on which there
might be depreciation. It is true, there
were some coal boats sold, but at $300 in
stead of 5500 each, and where transactions
took place on this basis it was a case of
'must' on both sides."
Chorus "But if the combination is
effected, what will the consumers do then?
The meeting soon decided that this was
the most easily solved problem of all pro
pounded the consumers might take
another reef in their clothing to accommo
date their decreased stomachs. The combi
nation would be like that of the Standard
Oil Company and would regulate price of
fuel tosuit itselr. The consumer of natural
gas might find that kicking against meters
was kicking against the pricks, and would
soon give over to nurse his bruised heels.
In fact, some seemed to think that the alle
gorical serpent said -to have invaded
Eden was nothing more nor less than
the great monopolistic anaconda that
seems likely to reach its fnll development
in this century. It is a heel bruiser.
There were others, however, in the gath
ering who thought the combination might
not increase the cost of fuel; in fact might
possibly lessen it in order to squeeze out
small operators, ana seep them out just as
a few omnibus stores in a city kill out no
tion dealers, gents' furnishinggoods dealers,
shoemakers and small dealers, hatters, etc.,
by doing business -on a scale on which 2
per cent net profit equals 100 per cent on
small individual operations.'
TVHEBE IT WILL PAT.
Again it was argued that coal could be
produced much cheaper by the combination
than at present. For instance, fewer super
intendents would be needed, and in this
item alone there would be a saving of
575,000 a year, a fair income for even a coal
king; aud it was supposed that savings of
this sort might run into hundreds of thou
sands of dollars.
To an unsophisticated person up a tree, it
seems strange that an aggregation of talent
and capital like that represented by the
Pittsburg coal trade would for a moment
think of supinely surrendering the reins
and giving up the struggle to a com
bine. It is argued tbat even the
Boston syndicate cannot fight the English
trust of Alabama and Tennessee below
Memphis, even thongh the former secure
control of the Kanawha country, which, of
course, it will do. It then follows that
Piittsburg and all the cities on the Ohio
and upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
combined with the discharge of many men,
must contribute to the profits of the syndi
cate. It isn't likelv the Alabama and Ten.
nessee combine would attempt to send coal
to Cairo or Louisville, so those towns, with
their more northerly neighbors, would be at
the mercy of the Northern combine.
Is it said that a dam below the "trap" at
Sewickley, one below Beaver shoals, and a
canal from the north of the Beaver to Lake
Erie, canable of floating deep water craft,
can all be constructed for less than $10,000,
000, and this improvement would add two
months a year to the navigation of the Ohio,
as the principal troubles of navigators lie
between here and Smith's Ferry.
It is possible that the shadow of $10;000,
000 is so somber as to frighten away all the
Pittsburg capital interested? To await Gov
ernment action is like awaiting the mil
leninm, which has set so many people crazv
in the last thousand years. It isn't Colonel
Sellers, but common sense, that says there
are millions for Pittsburg in a canal to
HELD ON SUSPICION.
William Murphy Arrested oa a Charge
, of Robbery.
Detective Demmel arrested William
Murphy for robbery. Murphy is one of the
yonng men who is accused of holding up
and robbing a young Hebrew named Her
man Jacobs in an alley off Fifth avenue,
last Sunday night. Jacobs was accom
panied bv his sweetheart, and the thieves
also attempted to rob by stealing her finger
rings but were foiled. James Mar was
arrested for tbe same offense on Monday
but there were two more of the gang who
THE PfiOGRAMME FIGilT.
Two Boys Arrested for Distributing Papers
Ontsldc tho Show.
Last night Joseph Brown and Bichard
Barker, two boys, were arrested near the
Exposition building for distributing pro
grammes on Duquesne way. They were
taken to the Central station, when a charge
of disorderly conduct was lodged against
them. Their employer bailed them at once.
One of the boys arrested last night said
that an officer had used his cane to strike a
programme from the hand of a lady to
whom he had handed it yesterday ' after
noon. To Await the Injunction.
The Board of. Viewers had arranged for a
meeting this morning to hear the balance of
the claims for damages by the widening of
Diamond street, but on account of the in
junction filed by tbe Howard estate heirs
the meeting has' been postponed until tbe
Court passes upon .the injunction.
Mb. Neit. Dobeas", of Cambria City,
Pa., was burned in the eye" by a flash from
hot metal, causing so much contraction as
to cross his eye over one-fourth inch and
partially cover the sight. Dr. Sadler, 804
i-enn ave., has remedied tne aimcuity by an
HOW IT IS DONE.
The Junction Rond nt a Great DIsndvnn.
Inge In Using Inclines The Danger
From Accidents Is Constant.
The manner in which the Pittsburg Junc
tion Bailroad is obliged to ferry its cars on
the Allegheny always attracts considerable
attention from those who happen to be near
the river. The details of the method of the
transferring are quitejinteresting. It is well
known tbat the Junction Bailroad is unable
to send its cars from Thirty-third street to
Thirteenth street by rail, owing to the oppo
sition of the Allegheny Valley road, which
controls the tracks for a considerable dis
tance along the river front.
To obviate this difficulty the Junction
has, one might say, built a railway on
water, and the cars are brought down to
Thirteenth street and returned again in
spite of the opposition of the Allegheny
Valley people. Two inclines have been
built at Thirty-sixth street and at Thirteenth
street respectively, and on these the tracks
have been laid. The upper one, which is
constructed in what is called Clark's Hole
in Clark's mill, has a slope of about 3
feet in a distance of 100, while the grade on
the lower incline 'is about i feet in the same
distance. As can be imagined, considerable
care must be taken in lowering cars down
this grade, or in taking them up, as acci
dents are very liable to occur.
The cars are carried up and down-the
river on a barge 200 feet in length, 22" feet
in width, and about four feet in depth. It
is connected with the incline by means of a
movable table or apron, so placed on wheels
that.it can be run up and down the incline,
and adjusted to the stage of the water.
Six short cars, or five long ones, can be
carried at one trip. The large cars have a
capacity of 50,000 pounds, and they average
in weight 22,000, so the burden carried by
one barge at one trip is often 330,000
pounds or 156 tons. The expense in trans
ferring cars bv this method is nearly double
what it would be in carrying them by rail
for the same distance.
Very few accidents of any importance
have o'ecurred since this method of operation
has been put into effect. There is, however,
always borne danger. In taking the cars up
the incline two, or at tbe most three, are
handled at one time, and full steam is put
on to make the ascent. In coming down the
grade every brake is locked on the cars and
the steam brake is utilized on the engine to
prevent a disastrous descent.. The towboat
Return, which was injured in the explosion,
has been entirely refitted and is doing the
hauling. In this way merchandise ot all
tinds is carried for points in the heart of the
city, and the manufacturing establishments
of Zug, Mcintosh, Shoenberger and Brown
are also attended to. The disadvantages of
the system are, however, evident at a glance.
A WORTHY OBJECT.
Daughters of Rebecca Will Start
for Widows and Orphnns. t
A convention of delegates from the L O.
O. F., Daughters of Eebecca, was held in
the hall on North Diamond street, Alle
gheny, yesterday. Ex-Postmaster John A.
Myler acted as Chairman, and 72 delegates
The object of the meeting was to establish
a home for the widows and orphans of Odd
Fellows in "Western Pennsylvania. It was
decided to call the institution by the above
name. The office will be either in Pittsburg
or Allegheny. Tbe corporation will be
composed of representatives of the Grand
and subordinate lodges and other lodges of
the Daughters of Bebecca. An application
will soon be made for a charter to the courts.
The night session of the convention was
occupied in adopting the new constitution
and bylaws to govern the proposed "Widows
and Orphans' Home. It is proposed to
build an edifice to cost about $100,000, and
inclose it in a plot of ground containing at
least ten acres.
STILL THEI COME.
Another Gang of Law Breakers Enter Riv
erside for Long Terms.
Fourteen prisoners were received at tbi
Biverside Penitentiary yesterday. Twelvs
of them were Hungarians from Greensbur
and were sentenced for rioting in the coke
regions. They are George Bunko, Mike
Dulksh, John Jomorko, John Jaski, Joha
Rueff, George Smith, Ike Condor, Pete
Elaepaski, Andy Eambico, James Oro-,
Autom Steikcullo and Martin Dusk.
Mike Dulksh is sentenced for two yean,
Autom Steikeullo and Martin Dusko, ore
year and six months, and the rest oie
year each. Sheriff Welsh, of Beav;r
county, brought in two prisoners. Arthir
Bbodes has been sentenced five years for
larceny and receiving stolen goods, tvj)
years for aggravated assault and battery,
and one year for jail-breaking.
Joseph Daubenmeyer was sentenced three
years for larceny, one year for receiving
stolen goods, and two years for jail-break-
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Dny la Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
MABT McNamaea, 14 years of age, seeing i
notice in a dally paper, applied for a poltior
as a domestic at the house of Mr. C. w. Lam
phear, 267 Federal street. She obtained the
position. After a few days she stole from a
drawer of ber employer $S 52 and a breastpin.
Tbe girl was arrested and taken bofore Alder
man JIcKelvey, where she confessed. She was
committed to jail in default of 300 bail.
Yestebday beforo Alderman D. L Sic.
Garey, of Carson street, Andrew Frantz lodged
informations on serious charges against his
wife and George Weinberger. The hoanng m
the cases will take place on Friday. Mrs.
Frantz is a woman of about 36 years, and "Wein
berger is barely out of his teens.
Fodk thieves last night entered the house of
Mrs, Van Bailey, at No. 163 Center avenue, but
before they could get anyplnnder from tho
honse they were frightened away by the scream
ing of a young lady across the street. They
leisurely walked away before the police ar
rived. Patrick McGtjff, 23 years old, was struck
by a sledge in the metal yards of the Elizabeth
Furnace yesterday afternoon and instantly
killed. The deceased was unmarried, and re
sided on Greenfield avenue, where the remains
Dr. Jaooby states that he has fire or six
cases of ainbtheria in the Fifteenth and
Eighteenth wards. In the neighborhood of
Twenty-fourth street there are five cases of
The County Democracy will give their second
picnic of this season at Ross' Grove to-day. A
mule race will be the only contest of the day
Tbe Mozart orchestra will furnish the dancing
The regular meeting of the Historical
Society will be held this afternoon. Papers
will bo read by Judge Fetterman, Dr. George
S. Keyser, J. C. Porter and others.
The Yonng Men's Christian Association will
hold a lawn fete and festival this afternoon
and evening at the beautiful grounds of H. j.
xieinz, in ouarpsuurij.
Thomas Reese, while turning a grindstone
in Oliver Bros.' Boat Works, Southside, yes
terday, had his band badly mangled and lost
Thomas Keating is lying in the Southside
Hospital. He was badly hnrt about the head
and face while engaged in turning a pile in the
Mns. Mtjbpiiy. living In the rear of 1803
Penn avenne, fell on Eighteenth street and
broke her arm. She fainted and was carried to
Willie B. Atkinson, living on Twenty,
fourth street, accidentally discharged a re
volver yesterday. The ball passed through His
The limited for Chicago was 50 minutes late
arriving at this city last night. It was delayed
at Huntington by a hot box.
"William Ruhlaxdt, U years of age, had
his hand badly crushed In a cog wheel at Byers'
pipe mill, Southside.
The seventy-tblrd stated meeting of the
Teachers' Academy will be held in the Ralston
school on Saturday.
Gtrs Ottebson has not been heard ot un to
j the present time.
COMING IN DitOYES.
European Window Glass Workers
Flocking to This Country.
ONE HD5DRED MORE AREEN ROUTE.
Manufacturers Trying to Secure Them to
Start Up Non-Union.
0THEK INTERESTING LAB0E ITEMS
From present indications an unlooked for
change may occur in the window glass strike.
The city is rapidly filling up with foreign
glassblowers who seem to be in strait
ened circumstances, and want work very
badly. It is generally understood that sev
eral manufacturers have had agents looking
for the men in the hope that they could be
secured to go to work. The majority of
them are not bound by the rules of L. A.
300, the window glass workers' association,
and il is likely that an effort will be made
by one or two manufacturers to start up non
union. This would break the strike as far
as these manufacturers are concerned.
In the current issue of the National Qlass
Budget is an editorial giving a list of 77
names of Belgians who are known to have
come to this city since July 1. This is only
about half the number of foreigners who
came here since spring, and does not in
clude the 26 Englishmen who came over
in May to work at Jeanette.
THIS IS AIT OLD 8TOBY.
About a month ago The Dispatch pub
lished a statement that 160 blowers were on
their way over to this country. President
Campbell of the association was seen at the
time about the matter, and said they were
members of L. A. 300 who had gone home
to spend the summer. The latter statement
is contradicted by the Budget.
Following are a few extracts from the
When the Budget announced that large
numbers of Belgians had some and were still
coming to this country, President Campbell
only sneered at the information. With tbe In
formation which we are now able to give it
would seem that President Campbell did pri
vately know that large numbers of Belgians
bad come and were coming to this country, but
permitted himself to belittle the public an
nouncement of this fact.
In the list of 77 names it has been found that
the men are not men who had been here before
and went home to SDecd their vacation. They
have come in small groups and are still coming
in a steady stream. It is safe to assume tbat
In addition to those whose names we give,
there aro many others scattered over the
A SCAECITT OP BLCrWEBS.
''We are not prepared to say they are im
ported. In fact wo believe those Belgians came
ovsr voluntarily on their own resources. But
their coming is due to a scarcity of American
blowers, and the scarcity of American blowers
is due to the narrow policy pursued by L. A.
30), in restricting American boys lrom learning
tbe trade. This policy has led to the necessity
of violating the anti-contract labor law by
bnnginR over the English blowers to Jean
nctte. It has led to adeluce of foreign blow
er at a time when L. A. 300 is on a strike. To
ths list of 77 blowers is added the names of
those 30 or more Belgian blowers who came
shortly after tne English workmen were
brought to Jeannette, and ot whose arrival
vtry little was know n at tbe time,
fwenty-six Belgian blowers arrived In this
cly last Friday. Those who are here state tbat
10 more are expected to arrive in this country
tomorrow. They state that all are coming on
their own resource?, and that there are hun
dreds more who intend coming to this country
as soon as they secure sufficient funds. An
irtmigration fever seems to have been engen
dered among the Belgian window blowers
through tbe news that there is a great scarcity
of workmen in this country. Unlike the En
gjsh blowers, many of whom were assisted by
IiA.360fof Sunderland, England, these men
ajo coming as voluntary immigrants.
MINE ENGINEEES TO MEET.
ttcea Received Abont tho Annual Meet
ing of the Institute.
The members of the American Institute of
Mining Engineers in this city received
notices yesterday for the thirty-fifth annual
meeting of the institute, to be held at Ot
tawa, Ontario, beginning Tuesday, October
1. There are about a dozen members of the
society in this city, and about half of them
generally attend these annual gatherings.
Tbe convention will be opened with a
business session Tuesday evening. On
"Wednesday there will be an excursion, by
rail and river, to tbe phosphate mines, on
the Lievres river. In the evening another
session will be held. On Thursday papers
will be read by different members on mine
engineering. On Friday visits will be made
to points ot interest around Ottawa. Ex
cursions will also be arranged to the Sud
bury Copper Mines and the works of the
Canada Copper Company, on the Canadian
Pacific road, and the silver region on the
north shore of Lake Superior. A trip will
also be taken to the asbestos mines at Wet
ford and Coleraine, the Oxford Copper
Mines, Rockland Slate Quarries, Capelton
Chemical Works, etc.
THE SH0ERS' STRIKE SETTLED.
They Got tho Advance In Wages and the
Horse Owners to Pay It.
The horseshoers' strike is settled. A
compromise was effected last night by the
master shoers granting the advance in
wages, and the journeymen withdrew the
demand for shorter hours on Saturday. It
is probable that in a short time the price of
shoeing horses will be advanced from (2 to
J2 25 per set.
A number of the journeymen who 'have
money are forming a combination to start a
co-operative shop and competing with their
WANT THEM IN TOE UNION.
Ice Drivers and Helpers May Strike Against
Master Workman Joh,n O'Shea, of L. A.
7484, ice drivers and helpers, has issued a
call for a meeting ot the assembly to be held
in Seibert's Hall, Penn avenue, this even
ing. During the summer quite a number of
non-union men have secured employment in
the ice business, and the meeting will be
held to de-rise ways and means to get them
in the union. If the men do not join the
others will strike against them and ask for
their discharge. There is no trouble about
GATHERING BOYS STRIKE.
Chambers ot McKee'e Employes Want to
bo Paid for All Work.
President Smith, of the American Flint
Glass Workers' Association, went to Jean
ette yesterday to settle a strike among the
gathering boys employed at Chambers &
jIcKee's flint honse at that place. About
100 of them went out to enforce a demand
to be paid for all glass, whether it was
broken before it reached the packing room
or not. "
Stone Masons' Union No. 9 held a meet
ing last night. John F. Collins was elected
President, to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Bobert Aiken, who, it was
alleged, was asked to resign.
Wanted to Go West.
Howard James, 14 years of age, was ar
rested at his'desk in the Second ward school;
house, Allegheny, on a charge of larceny.
"While visiting his grandmother he "bor
rowed" $20 from her. His brother, two
other boys and himself started for the West.
He says his brother reached Chicago, and
he doesn't know where the other boys, have
See the latest styles in neckwear at James
H. Aiken & Co.'s, -100 Fifth are.
How the Exposition and the City Last at
Least 81 00 Yesterday.
Alexander "Wilson arrived in Pittsburg
yesterday afternoon from Geauga station on
the Southwest branch, probably to see the
Exposition and other lions and tigers of the
city. Realizing that his outfit was incom
plete without a watch, he strolled into a
place where jewelry is sold near Twelfth,
and Liberty streets and invested $14 60 in a
timepiece. Wishing to appreciate the full
joy of possession, he took it out to view a
number of times on his road to Eleventh
and Penn, where he met a gruff stranger,
who said: "Lemme look at that watch."
The tone of authority in which the
stranger spoke gave "Wilson a tremor, and
he handed out the watch, which the author
itative stranger quietly detached from the
chain aud put in his pocket.
"Gimme back that watch," said Mr. "Wil
son, finding that he had made a mistake.
"Shut tip," said the bulldozing stranger,
"or I'll swat you in the jaw," and he walked
Mr. "Wilson complained to -the police, and
wended his way back to the Union station,
where he took the next train for TJnion
town, and the Exposition is certainly (14 CO
out, li not less.
A few hours after Officer John Moran ar
rested a man named John Keefe near the
depot on a charge of suspicion, and a stray
watch was found in his possession when
taken to the Central station, so that Mr.
Wilson can regain the investment by prov
ing property. A gang of thieves and bunko
ists is bard at work in the vicinity of Union
station, and although, as in this case, the
officers do good work, visitors to the city
should be cautious.
WHY SMITH KILLED HIS WIPE.
She Drove Him to tbe Crime, Be Bars, by
William Smith, the colored man who shot
his wife while asleep in their home on Ful
ton street and then attempted suicide, yes
terday acknowledged to a reporter that he
had committed the crime. He said the bad
conduct of his wife drove him to the mur
der. He had frequently remonstrated with
her about her course, but without effect, and
cautioned her against meeting another man
from whom he found a letter in her posses
sion. She laughed at his remonstrances,
and insisted on keeping the appointment
asked for a few days before the murder.
On the night of the shooting he said he
again talked to her about her proceedings,
but she told him to shut up as she wanted
to go to sleep and turned away. He then
shot her and tried to kill himself, bat failed.
Smith is about 31 years of age, a cook by
occupation and is generally well spoken of
by his acquaintances. He is now suffering
from an attack of pneumpnia as well as his
self-inflicted wounds, bat the physicians at
Mercy Hospital think he will no doubt re
cover. LAWN TENNIS CONTEST.
A Big Tournament to Decide the Champion
ship Will be Held To-Day.
The Pittsburg Lawn Tennis Club's tour
nament begins to-day and continues through
Friday and Saturday next, on the club
grounds, at the corner of Craig street and
Center avenue. The entries for the tourna
ment are many, among them being several
from eastern portions of tbe State. The
Altoona, Sewickley and Brushton clubs
will be well represented.
It is expected that the contest will be
principally between the champions ol the
Pittsburg and Altoona clubs. The Pitts
burg club stands all the expense of getting
up the tournament, and their beautiful
courts were closed yesterday for improve
ment. The tournament will virtually
decide the championship of Western Penn
sylvania. A big crowd of spectators is
looked lor by the racqueteers.
THE BULLET PR0YED FATAL.
Young Llebaugb'i AVbd"Wn Shot at'a Picnic,
Died Last Night.
Adam Liebaugh, the young boy who was
accidentally shot at a picnic at Wildwood,
August 31, died at his home in Etna last
evening. Liebaugh was an orphan 12 yean
It seems that at the picnic one of the safe'
diversions to amuse the children was target
shooting. A man was instructing his son
how to hold the gun. The boy was pointing
it toward the target, and between their mon
keying it was discharged. Liebaugh was
standing behind the target, and the bullet
entered his head just above the eye.
No. arrests were made at the time. The
Coroner will make an investigation to-day.
GOING HOME FROM TIKGINIA.
Ex-Senator Sabla Thinks DIcKinley Will be
Ex-Senator Dwight M. Sabin, of Minne
sota, passed tbrongh the city last evening on
his return home from a vacation season in
Virginia. He spent a day in Washington,
but found few public people there. He is'
looking well physically and is growing fat.
He believes that Major McKinley will be
elected Speaker of the House. Mahone
will make a good fight for Governor, he
thinks, and will probably be elected. Ex
Senator Sabin says that he has found many
of the old line Bourbons of Virginia now in
favor of Mahone and a new deal.
STRUCK BY A GRIP CAR.
An Old Sinn 60 Years of Age Knocked
Down on Batter Strecr.
An old man 60 years of age, named Colli
gan, was struck and knocked down by a
Citizens' Traction car last night near the
corner of Butler and Forty-fifth streets. He
did not notice the approach of the car,
although the gripman was ringing his gong.
Colligan was struck on the side of tbe head
by tbe edge of the car and hnrled violently
across the street. He was picked up in a
semi-unconscious condition. An examina
tion of his injuries showed that he was not
Crashed by a Locomotive.
Patrick McDuff, a brakeman on a shifting
engine in the yards of Jones & Laughlins'
blast furnaces, yesterday, had his foot
caught in a frog. The engine passed over
him, crushing his right leg and abdomen in
a horrible manner. His injuries are such
that he will probably die.
A Flower Pot Responsible.
Henry Fcepe and "Wendolin Muebl had a
little difficulty over some flower pots.
Muehl claims Feepe sent him threatening
letters, and so Alderman Ammon sent
Feepe to jail yesterday in default of $300
Arrested for Stealing.
Two boys named James Murphy and An
drea Cowle were arrested by Officer Bren
nan yesterday for the larceny of a lot of
shoes irom the front of Boreland's wholesale
Habby Alden, formerly of this city,
can now be found at W. H. Holmes &
Son's Chicago House, No. 264 South Clark
street. 120 Water street,
254 South Clark st. 158 First avenue.
Tissa Chicago. Pittsburg.
Jerseys only 50c. at the great bargain
sale. Fine shawls only $1.95; smocked jer
seys, 85c, at tbe great bargain sale, Friday
and Saturday, also Saturday night.
Enable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
Fob best brands of pure rye whiskies, go
to Geo. H. Bennett & Bro., 135 First
avenue, second door below Wood street.
The most efficacious stimulant to excite
I the appetite is Angostura Bitters,
A WATCH THAT WENT.
Members of tbe Junior Order Banquet
at the Old' Monongahela.
THE MANCHESTER BOTS-AS HOSTS.
Some Btlrringand Patriotic Speeches "Varied
PRINCIPLES OP THE 0EDES AS GIVEN
Manchester Council No. 124, Jr. O..TJ, A.
M., celebrated its, tenth anniversary with a
magnificent " banquet, last evening. The
spacious dining hall of the Monongahela
House was crowded with the members of the
branch and their numerous guests, and all
did full justice to the excellent cheer placed
The skill. of the florist had been taxed to
the utmost in making the floral decorations
perfect specimens of their kind; tbe best
efforts of the attendants at the Monongahela
House had. been put forth to arrange every
thing about the tables to the greatest ad
vantage The dining hall was one mass of
brilliant lights, glittering silver, fine cut
glass, chinaware and all that enters to make
a banquet perfect.
The arrangement, the beauty and the
variety of the flowers used could not have
been better. Everything-had been fixed so
as to charm the eye. It would be hard to
say whether the grand menu prepared for
the occasion appealed with more eflect to
the sense of taste, than the magnificent
floral decorations did to the sense of sight
The most exquisite ferns, the most beautiful
of tropical plants were mingled in one maze
X GBEAX ZJLYOUT.
But the banquet itself, what cannot be
said of it? Its preparation would have done
credit to the best of Parisian cooks. Nor
did the loyal sons of the Junior Order fail
to do justice to 'the repast. As one course
after another appeared, and there were nine
of them, "they disappeared again with start
ling rapidity and relish. The Mechanics
had evidently come prepared, to do justice
even to tbe most elaborate supper.
To add effect to all this, Gaston's Orches
tra was ensconced behind a mass of ferns and
plants, and, while" the banquet was in prog
ress, discoursed sweet music. Zhe national
airs were done full credit to by the musi
cians, and. they were interspersed with the
finest of operatic tunes. Everything seemed
to be prepared to charm the sense of those
present, and to make their evening one not
But even the best of things must pass
away, so the tables were at last cleared, the
cloth removed, and the patriotic Sons of
America settled down to another feast, as
good, in an intellectual way, as the other
had been excellent irom a physical stand
point. SOME LXTZLY TOASTS.
The toasts were lively and well delivered.
Edward S. Deemer confined himself to
"Our Order," and in the hands of Major B.
O. Brynes, of Indiana fame, "Our Flag"
.had an able defender. "Our National
Council" was gracefully handled by Harry
"Our Public Schools" were referred toby
Hon. H. I. Gourley as the "chief "corner
stone of the American Sepublic. He said:
America's future depends on them. Two
hundred and fifty thousand schools under the
training and tuition of 300,000 teachers, are at
tended by 12,000,000 children, who will In the
nextgeneratfon shape the destinies of a great
people, proves their importance.
State Councilor Winower told how the
order had been started in Philadelphia in
"Our Principles" was the subject of
Charles E. Cornelius. He said:
Tf have In this country various oreanlza-
tfonsof tbbseofionr-Citizens" of 'forefcrn-blrtb,'
also numerous internal, oenenciai, political,
military and religions societies. All the world
over, the maxim which forms one of the mottoes
of onr nation, "In nnion there Is strength." is
fast becoming a practical principle.
It ought not to be considered a strange thing
that native born Americans should associate
themselves together in a society, bound to
gether by solemn Vows, and holding principles
which they believe concern most nearly and
dearly the peace, prosperity, nay. the very ex
istence of the nation tbey love so well.
The first four objects of the order describe a
beneficial and fraternal society composed ex
clusively of Americans seeking to help each
other In every possible way. They breathe the
true spirit of brotherhood, and recognize prac
tically the maxim, "United we stand, divided
"The Bible m Our Public Schools." Bev.
W. B. Covert responded to this sentiment
in a pronounced, yet liberal manner. While
according all the privilege of worshiping as
their conscience taught, he looked upon the
sacred book as indispensable to the youth of
the land. All Christian religions find their
basis within its covers.
E. Lindsay Greer responded to the toast,
"Our Subordinate Councils."
GREAT MUSICAL ATTRACTIONS
At H. Kleber & Bro.'.
Another of those wonderful Vocalion or
gans christened by Gladstone, sold by the
Messrs. Kleber & Bro. to a prominent Pro
testant church for use in their new and ele
gant church building.
The superiority and beauty of the pianos
and organs sold at HIebers' throw all others
completely in the shade, and intelligent,
musical and well informed people prefer to
deal at Klebers', knowing that the choicest
and the cream of musical instruments can
be had only at Klebers', 506 Wood street.
To the Teemer-GandaurRace, at McKees
port. The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets at rate of 70 cents for tbe round trip.
for special train leaving Pittsburg at 2:30
F. 21., to-morrow, returning after the race.
Millinery for Fall Wear.
New shapes in children's felt hats, trim
med ready to wear, only $1 each.
Ladies' new felt walking hats, ready to
wear, $1 each.
New fall colors iu untrimmed felt hats at
$1 to SI SO each. I
Daily arrivals here of novelties:
Jos. Hobjte & Co.'s
Penn .venue Stores.
, The Oyster Season.
With September comes the opening of
the oyster season aud the consequent de
mand for Marvin's superior oyster
crackers. The luscious bivalve is incom
plete without them. Everybody wants
them. Your grocer keeps them. ttssu
Pittsburg beer, brewed by Franenheim
& Vilsack, is a product of home industry.
Call for it. Drink it.
Cheap dress goods! Fine dress goods at
the great bargain sale, come rain or shine,
Friday and Saturday, also Saturday night.
Enable & Shusteb,
35 Fifth avenue.
Ovebholt. Golden Wedding, Large,
Gibson and Dilliuger whisky for sale in
large quantities by Geo. H. Bennett & Bro.,
135 First avenue, second door, below Wood
Fob Motheb's Dabling Beduced
prices this week far infants' cloaks, slips,
caps, shawls, skirts, sacqnes, etc Bust
Bee HrvE,.cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Ladles' Salt Parlors.
suits for early fall wear arriving
daily at Parcels &
fanes', 29 Fifth ave.
Sale of walljpaper remnants now going
on at John B, JSoberts', 414 Wood st. 1x3
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Afc4 W WW. Vv '''
Mary FltajeraW yesterday, fosse! il'
throwing light on;t4e wtfcjiei tttmti te
mystify matters still smiy. Mm witussssi
examined testified t4t Mm. imuM
draafc at times te exeessv Wt jtM mU'b
found who ever saw Fits! smW.
Dr, L. JT. Seett, whs. attwttM WtistjsWl
tbat the eXed froa pKohl,- aIS-'
holdt,wk made the pest MirliM, iirtMiA
to the marks of violenee aaeTtsto t.e4
that violence on tbe internal pm ef tbe
deceased. ' -, ,KJ -o-j
rpi.. n.wn,M.it.- .jf .. -r -" ;,
j.an yrnvBot rata Hujoarnea mitt
Friday morning against tfee pretest t trill
iaa J. JBreuBML atteraey for IHmN
who dBaaded his client's release fceaJaM.'
After a dUeasslea the ease wa eitfU
until the time ssee&eel b-rtie fimirli''
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LiUl JAJLEI BELjjASI).,
Her AHeee! AeescnpHees Are' StW BelsMj
the Bar. "d
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Sullivan oestpiraey ease, at ttWl
yonng girl' ww ferai, wm Mtewod'fcgl
Central station last night oa.JB.M).- bal Jetr
neanng w-raerrew. rraafJUJlTaadt
jo lorence uonalson bees mmsin 1
pars. . ,. v t,.
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MONDAT, SEPTEMBER fc
No ordinary stock. ,bnt the 1'
and finest; More new Cress Good tfeja
week the already large variety.
Plaids is still further increased by
new ones, so this enormous stoekToxi
new Fall Drees Goods la cosstaaMy
The new Fall Millinery is very taHag
and includes1 the very latest in Pattern
Bonnets and Hats; also all the latest
novelties In untrimmed Hats and Tur
bans. Very pretty styles in Tarn
O'Shsnters and other new shapes for
. -Styllin novel ties in xacytBaaa i'aad
t - '
, s. t- -' mrmi
Velvet' Ribbons, Birds, Feathers aag
other trimming novelties.
New Paris Novelties in Applique
Dress Trimmings open to-day compris
ing the handsomest assortment in the
city and at lowest prices.
All ready now with new Hosiery, and. i,
Underwear in medium weights for fair
wear we save 70a money on these
goods and you get tbe bestV
Novelties now coming In dally in the "
Cloak and Suit department in Cloth
Jackets and Ixiug Garments Is medlura
weights, colors and black.
Onr display at the Exposition will be ' '
more attractive than ever, many very
handsome new goods being shown.
The largest and most complete ex-..
hibit In Pittsburg in Silks and Dress .,
Goods ever seen is here in our immense ? '
store. By all means come and see this
wonderful free exhibit. ,
JDS. HDRNE i EH'!
PENN AVENUE STORES'
SIXTH AVENUE DYE WORKS,
It MAY SONS & CO.,
8TEAM DYERS AND SCOURERS
And general renovators of textile fabrics, la
dies' and gentlemen's soiled or faded garments
neatly cleaned or restored In color. Curtains
of every description carefully attended to.
M. MAY SONS & Co.
jell-TTS 66 SIXTH AVE,. Pittsburg, Pa.-.
SI AND 88 FIFTH AVENUE,
Pittsburg. Pa. ap3Q.7-D
p A. BALPH,
41 Rjmtnth arenne.
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