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The Immense Project of the
f MiOliTer Company.
LANS FULLY DEVELOPED.
I The Structure to Cost Three Hundred
fflGHTIKG FOR THE EIGHT OF WAY.
iponnection for the Proposed Birmingham
TVA1TIKG FOE THE COUErS DECISION
'The Pittshurg and Mt. Oliver Incline
Company has about completed arrangements
to tate possession of $100,000 worth of prop
erty on the Sonthside, and erect a new plane
from the top of Mt. Oliver to Carson street,
costinc 5300,000. The rjute for the plane
was surveyed in the latter part of Novem
ber, 1888, the charter having been previously
secured. On February 6, 1889, the line
which rnns from the summit of Mt. Oliver
20 feet west of the top of the present plane
was adopted. .
JAs soon as the equity suit now pending
between the Mt. Oliver and the Pittsburg
Company is settled, it is the intention of the
Mt Oliver Company to proceed with their
line, and all possible efforts will be made to
have it completed within the next year.
The plans and specifications have all been
prepared, and bids are being received for the
OLIVER GARRISON SUICIDES.
A Brother of tlio WcJl-Koown ritt.burc
Founder Shoot. Himself Despondency
Supposed to be the Cause.
Oliver Garrison, of St. Louis, brother of
Abraham Garrison, the well-known founder
and iron manufacturer of thl city, com
mitted suicide yesterday. The account of
the affair is told in the following special re
ceived last nieht from St Louis.
Oliver Garrison, one ot the oldest and most
prominent 01 St. Louis citlions, committed sui
cide late this afternoon, in Forest Park, by
shooting himseUtnrough the head. For some
time past he had been safferin? from kidney
trouble, and during the past four years has not
attempted to attend to any business. Despond
ency at his incurable ailment, is undoubtedly
the cause ot his self-destruction. He was born
at Garrison Landing, on the Hudson riTer,
"ew Tort, June f 18U. He came to 8fc
Loms in 1S35 and ensaged in the
...t. Tnelni;s- He and CIS
brother. D. R. Garrison, built the first steam
boat to ply between St. iiouis ana xm ew une..
In 1818 lie went West with, the great crowds,
and met his brother, Commodore Garrison, in
San Francisco. Thoy entered into the steam,
boat building business, and returned in 1&4 to
St. Louis. He had amassed considerable
wealth and in 1857 he was elected President of
the Mechanics' Bank,in which position be served
for M yeara. While President of the banK
and receiver of the Missouri Pacific road, he
teas made Vice President of the road and took
It out ot tho hands of the receiver. He re
mained Vice President until the road was
Sid. t" Jay Gould. Mr. Garrison has three
hrothers ltrlng-J. R. Garrison, ot Boston;
AMtaa Garrison, of Pittsburg. wdR
GarrSon, of St Louis, and a sister. Mrs. Bur
S? n? Pittsburg. He leaves two sons in this
city. D. E. and O. A. Garrison.
A Dispatch reporter called at the resi
dence of Mr. Abraham Garrison, at No. 218
Ridge avenue, last evening, for the purpose
of ascertaining what was known by the
r :r f Vio occurrence. Mr. Garrison,
who is an old gentleman with snow white
hair, and who has almost seen lour score of
years, was found in tears. The news of his
brother's death had shocked Mm, but be
vond the fact of the death the family had
heard nothing. They conld assign no rea
sonfor the aft beyonl the fact that the dead
man had been in poor health for the past
three years. . ..,.
Oliver Garrison was a resident of Sharps-
Opinions of an Engineer Concerning
the Canal to Lake Erie.
NO DOUBT OF THE WATER SUPPLY.
Traffic Awaiting the Opening of the New
THE IMMENSE INTERESTS INTOLTED
r I' I
SECTION OF THE PBOPEKTT DESIRED FOB EXTEySKKT OP THE PLAyE.
erection of the new plane. The plane will
cost S300.000. It will run from the top of
Mt. Oliver almost parallel with the present
plane to Frederick street, thence by way ot
elevated tracks across Bradford and Sarah
streets to Cireon. street, the lower terminus
being niidwav between South Eleventh and
THEEE BLOCKS OP PEOPEBTT.
The line cuts through the center of three
blocks and the propertv crossed is valued at
fully 5100,000. The principal properties
over which the plane will pass are those of
the Blesky heirs and Henry eiss, on
Sarah street; Jacob Pleil and-George
Pushold.on Brad:ord street; the Pfeil heirs,
George Smith and Kolte heirs, Frederick
street, and George Schaeier, on Carson
street ... .
An effort will be made tobny the propertv
necessarv to cross. An elegant depot will
be erected on Carson street, on the George
Sclnefer propertv. The building will cost
520 000 and will he nsed as a station, offices
for' the company and possibly a business
block. . ,
C. J. Schnltz, president of the company,
left for the East last night on business con
nected with the new enterprise. All of the
latest and most improved appliances will be
adopted in the construction ot the new plane.
The safetv of the patrons will be taken into
j.. ..Mgiinn fiTirl the best safetv brakes
and catches will be secured. President
Schnltz said last evening:
So iar as our company is concerned we
would be satisfied with our present plane,
but we have grown tired of seeing our
patrons forced to walk three or four squares
to reach the incline.
BUILT FOE THE PATEOHS.
"It is clearly in behalf of and forthe bene
fit ot our thousands of patrons that the pres
ent move is made. We have no fear of the
Pittsburg Company defeating our plans, as
we shall prove, when the proper time comes,
thattbey are trespassing on our grounds
and are doing so after receiving a legal no
tice from us that the route was ours. Our
companv will take all possible measures to
guard against nny such accidents as the one
which occurred in Cincinnati a few weeks
ago. The new plane will be equipped in
such a manner as i mane utu u uu
an impossibility. We will not rely on the
cables, but will employ safety brakes and
At present no incline in the city has a
patronage equal to that of the Mt Oliver
plane. The number of passengers hauled
daily averages more than 3,000, while an
unusually busy day increases the number to
C 000. On Decoration Day, two years ago,
7J000 passengers were taken up the plane,
that being the largest day's business in the
history of the incline. President Schnltz
said last night that the enormous business
v done by their companv is a great temptation
to their opponents to fight them.
NO JIOEE "WALKING.
' The new incline will be a great conven
ience to patrons of the new Southside trac
tion road, who live on the hill. The former
disadvantage they have been put to in hav
ing to walk three squares to reach the plane
will be avoided. The company hopes to
have operations on the new plane begun
this fall. The company, after the charter had
been secured, had the present line surveyed
about a vear ago, stakes driven and all ar
rangements made, and commenced work on
the grading for the new line, when the
trouble arose between the Mt Oliver Com
pany and the Pittsburg Incline Company
over the right of way. The Pjttsburg
company obtained their cuaner raApru ,
1889, and it was recorded on the twen
tieth of the same month. On May 6 the
Mt Oliver company notified the Pittsburg
company that they had a. prior claim to the.
route, and served a legal notice not to take
possession of it In Jnly the Pittsbure
company put men to work, after having pur
chased considerable property along the line,
and a riot was only avoided by the Mt
Oliver withdrawing from the scene npop
legal advice. Last week a suit In equity
was entered against the Pittsburg company
by the Mt Oliver company on the grounds
that the latter had secured their charter,
selected the route and commenced opera
tions before their opponents had their
Exploded bat Hurt Kobody.
At 423 o'clock yesterday afternoon a
boiler in Mcintosh & Hemphill's foundry,
at the foot at Thirteenth street, exploded,
land wrecked the boiler and building which
contained it .no one was injure uj i
Texclotlon. ad tk far o blame is attached
burg for two years, where be was engaged
in the sawmill business with his brother.
They built a large mill there and sold it
when the gold fever broke out
DEMOCRATS IN COUNCIL.
First Recnlar Campaign Meeting The
1'rocccdlcsi Secret, bnt a Ray Outlook
The campaign on the Democratic side of
the fence commenced in earnest last night
-at a meeting of representatives of the Demo
cratic clubs of the county, held at 138 Fifth
avenue, to consider the best means of hold
ing their own or getting that at present held
by somebody else. The meeting was a rep
resentative one, and included the Grover
Cleveland Club, the Young Men's Demo
cratic Association, the Jackson Club of
Allegheny, the East End Young Men's
Democratic Club, the WestEnd Democratic
Association, the Brownstown Democratic
Club, the McClellan Club of the Sixteenth
and Seventeenth wards, and several others.
The proceedings were kept as quiet as
any political meeting could be, but as at all
political meetings the reports presented
showed a rosy outlook. Preparations were
made for the coming fight by appointing
ward workers and vigilance committees.
Among those present at the meeting were
J. P. Fleming, D. J. Boyle, D. O. Barr,
W. J. Brcnnen, Hon John O'Ueil, Hon.
J. "W. Echols, Samuel L. Houston, L. B.
Nugent, Frank Hunber, J. C. Bohinson,
C. 7. Watson, Hairy Watson, B. F. Mc
Kennj, T. J. O'lieary and a number of
other prominent Democrats.
HITHEE AKD THITHER,
aioTcuenli of Pltuborgera nnd Others of
William B. Wells, who is one of the
active drygoods merchants o Chicago, was at
the Seventh Avenue Hotel yesterday. He gave
some reasons wSiy Pittsburg people should de
sire the World's Fair to be located in Chicago.
He said that if it v. ere in New York foreign
visitors wonld stop there, while, it it were in
Chicago, thousands of people from abroad
would stoo en route in Pittsbnrir to sea thn
great Iron and steel mills here and the work of
natural gas. Heargnesalso that the trade re
lations between the great Pittsburg houses and
Clilcaco ae larger than between Pittsburg and
Captain Henry S. Wetmore, of Cleve
land, has been invited by tbe Pittsburg Cham
ber of Commerce to join with the local recep
tion committee in welcoming the Pan-American
delegates and the invitation has been ac
cented. Captain Wetmore, after leaving tbe
command of the Ninth Ohio Battery at the
close of the war, was appointed secretary of the
legation to Honduras and subsequently Consul
to Parta, Peru, both appointments being made
under Grant's administration. Ho resided in
Central and bouth America until 1884 and is
thoroughly conversant with Spanish andPortu
guese. He was a member of the Cleveland Re
J. E. Hall, representative in this, city
of the Chicago, Rock Island 'and Pacific Rail
road, and P. A, Lynn, of the Wabash, arrived
last night from tbe West They say that there
is the same difficulty on tbe Western roads in
regaid to tbo fcbortaire of cars as there is In the
vicinity ot Pittsburg. Railroads are running
to tneir inn capacity anu nave as mucn Busi
ness on hand as they can manage.
Dr. Bauch, of Springfield, 111., -of the
Illinois State Board of Health, passed through
last night from attending the annual meeting
of the'Public Health Association at Brooklyn,
N. Y. There were 200 members preseit The
meeting was f onr days in session. Crosby Gray,
of tbe Department of Pnblic Safety, this city,
Captain Croiby Gray, Chief Clerk of
the Department of Pnblic Safety, returned
yesterday morn'og from tbo session of tbe
American Public Health Association at Brook
lyn. He says the meeting was both interesting
and important '
B. S. Davis, Commercial Agent of the
Cotton Belt line at Cincinnati, is in the city.
Mr. Davis formerly was connected with the
same company in Pittsburg.
Chief Clerk Joseph Lewis, of Collector
Ford's office, returned yesterday morning from
a two weeks' vacation spent in hunting. He
reports good sport. '
A cablegram from Antwerp announces
the safe arrival ot Mrs. F. L. Swift and party.
The feasibility of the proposed ship canal
from the lakes to Pittsburg having been so
confidently asserted at the very first meet
ing of the commission held in this city a
few davs ago, a call was made upon Com
missioner Roberts by a represeutative,of
The Dispatch for his views upon the sub
ject There is no question that if it be
reasonably practicable to provide water
enough in a canal for the navigation of lake
vessels to .Pittsburg, the sooner the fact is
demonstrated the better. A project
looking to this end is of vast importance,
not only to Western Pennsyl
vania, Western Virginia and Eastern Ohio,
bnt as well to the entire lake region be
tween Buffalo, Chicago nnd Dulutb. It is
by no means a new project, but owing to
the manipulations of the State in times past
in legislation, favoring railroads to the det
riment ot its own once-ooasica waicr wuuj,
it has been suffered to lapse into a state of
slumber. Its awakening at this time, when
even the railroad magnates are not violently
opposing schemes looking w relieving
themselves of the incubus of low-classed
freight, crowded terminals and car famines,
bodes well for the consummation of the pro
ject ABUNDANT WATEE.
In regard to the adequacy of the water
supply for the proposed canal, Mr. Roberts
staled that he never had entertained the
slightest doubt "1 have discovered," he
continued, "that many of our business men
appear to have forgotten that we once had a
canal connecting the Ohio river at Beaver
with Lake Erie. Jit was lso mues long, auu
was designed for boats of only 65 tons bur
den, Dm, nevenneiess, u was uuiu a yiu.
itable business tip to the last year of its
operation, which was about 1870. A year or
two prior to that time an attempt was made
to have the State assist in its enlargement to
a capacity admitting df 300-ton boats. Mr.
W. Milnor Eoberts, who in the early forties
had been the chief engineer of the canal,
was called upon to report on the practica
bility of the project. His report was thor
ough and convincing upon the subject of
the water supply, which, for 300-ton boats,
he found to be ample and cheaply controlled.
The only mistake then made was in pro
posing that the State should assist a private
corporation in doing the work. Neverthe
less, there was throughout Western Penn
svlvania, and particularly in this city.much
enthusiasm created in favor of the project
even on that basis. Every feature of the
project was discussed in the newspapers at
that time, and before the Board ofTrade,
tbe feeble predecessor of our now vigorous
Chamber of Commerce. nothing but
apathy among the Legislators from the east
ern end ol the State prevented the work of
enlargement from becoming an accomplished
fact The old canal proper never having
actuallv come to Pittsburg, many persons,
forgetful of this fact, confuse it in their
memories with the old canal which name
down the Conemaugh and erossedlrom Alle
gheny into Pittsburg at Eleventh street
That wp the Western division of the Penn
THE canal's capacity.
"Is 300 tons capacity to be the limit rec
ommended "on the canal, as now pro
"Olbyno means. In the general talk
over the situation at the first meeting, when
Governor Beaver was present, the question
ot the adequacy of the water supply lor the
summit level was informally discussed at
considerable length. The Governor comes
from Bellefonte, an old canal boat
town, and displayed the liveliest in
terest in this most vital consideration.
Mr. J. M. Godwin, of the commission, is a
thoroughly competehtnydraulic expert and
civil engineer, well known among the fel
lows of the American Society of Civil En
gineers by his writings, particularly on
canal improvements. I have known him
for several years personally, and can attest
to his familiarity witn tne region, particu
larly about the summit level of the pro
posed canal, which he has covered with
surveys connected with railroad, furnace
and mining enterprises.
"When he came to talk about the water
supply, he assigned no limit for the capacity
of the canal, except to remark that it was,
or could be made, indefinitely large. The
capacity can be fixed to suit any conditions
which may best subserve the interests of the
coal and ore trade."
Mi. Boberts showed, in 1870, how even
the natural low water discharge of French
creek would provide ample water for a 300
ton boat navigation and leave a considerable
surplus, and agreed fully with Mr. Godwin
that without going outside of French creek
valley the natural flow, augmented by a
suddIv from storage basins, can be made to
accommodate boats of 800 or more tons
capacity, and of any desired draught
a gbeat eesebvoib.
"But this is not all," Colonel Eoberts
said, "as Mr. Moody, the civil engineer of
Erie, who appearea oeiorc us, ueiuonsiraieu
from a chart based upon the State geological
surveys, that we have within reasonable
distance for a feeder canal, more than 4,000
square miles of the upper Allegheny river
valley sufficiently elevated jto discharge its
waters into the summit level of tho canal at
Conneant lake. Tnis would be enough for
De Lesseps' inter-oceanio ship canal.
"It was a great satisfaction to have the
question of water supply so well assumed at
the start, for the commission will now be
able to address itself to the task of eluci
dating the project, more confident of a good
final result, than it could have been with
this important factor resting in doubt. The
project is to be looked upon as a purely
national undertaking, and as to its pros
pects for business, the traffic statistics and
freight rates which the commission will col
lect bearing on the subject, will, I think,
prove that it is worthy or construction by
tho Government The entire lake region,
rnnlndincr the Canadian borders and the
towns and cities contributary to the great
ports of the Northwest, particularly
Chicago, Milwaukee and JJuiutn, are
pared with rail rates as 811 to 183; that is to
sav. rail transportation costs 4.43 times as
much for given distances as is charged on
tho water. On canals, such as the New
York Erie, the rate is about 0.27 of a cent
per ton mile, as compared with 0.80 of a
cent on level railroad, though instances are
on record where the rate has been reduced
to 0.40 for grain in large quan
tities. But no such a railroad
can be built between Pittsburg and
the lakes to haul with profit any freight at
rates much, if anything, below 1 cent per
ton per mile. ButI am not prepared to
discuss figures of this kind. I feel intuitive
ly that the commissioners will be able, be
fore their work is accomplished, to set the
:i. -f i.s ni-nnnevrl eanal before the
Legislature in such a way as to insure the
co-operation of that body and the Governor's
indorsement in bringing it to the attention
of the National Government
Ministers Discnss This Perplexing
Problem and Start a Branch
OP THE NATIONAL SABBATH UNION
A Society That Objects to UncK Barn's Work
on the Lord's Way.
ME. LAEKIH SAIS IT 18 IMPOSSIBLE
IT SEEMS TO BE A GO.
t. !..... Prnnmn to Sinks Plate Glaac
tbe nionongnbela Valley.
News comes from New York that the deal
spoken of in The Dispatch relative to
establishing a mammoth plate glass works
at McKean station, by Belgians, Is assum
ing definite proportions. A 3elgian has
returned to New York after making a thor
ough investigation in this city, and has
cabled his views to Belgium, and an answer
is expected soon. It is expected to be favor
able. The agent was the guest of Colonel
Jftnes Andrews while here.
The object of tho Belgian company was to
lMimhunn a controlling interest in some
-hliehr? Tl1ti I1(15S works ID tills City,
but they found that they could not buy at
what they considered a fair price.
The agent stated that his company had a
large American trade, but could no longer
make glass in Belgium and ship it here and
compete with American manufacture, and
must either give up their American custom
or come to this country to make the glass.
He advises his company to locate as near as
possible to a natural gas field and near
It is supposed the works will be erected
n irmffiiLnnnl bv the Charlerol Land
Company on the Monongahela river. This
land was inspected by the agent last week
and he thought it wouia mi we uni.
CHAEITI WELL PLACED. '
Donation! of the Indiana Normal School to
the City of Johnstown.
The Board of Trustees of the State Normal
School at Indiana, at a meeting held a few
days ago, adopted a remarkable resolution.
It is one, however, which will be universally
applauded. It was decided to give to stu
dents from the stricken city of Johnstown
free tuition for oneyear. More than this, it
was decided to give the furniture contained
in 200 rooms at the school to the Bed Cross
Society at Johnstown, and to buy new fur
niture for the schooL The trustees say that
they appreciate the patronage of Johnstown,
from which city they have received more
students than from any other town, except
ing only the cities of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny. A L0KG CHASE
Keinhinir In the Capture of a Supposed
Embezzler In Bnrsettstown.
Abont two weeks ago an information was
made before Magistrate McKenna by the
American Tea Company, 340 Fifth avenue,
against Morley Thompson, an agenij for
embezzlement The warrant was issued, and
the case placed in the hands of Detective
Phil Demmel. Demmel first located his
man at Columbus, only to find he had left,
and next placed him in Newark, whence he
went to Zanesville, bnt yesterday morning
the detective caught up with the fugitive at
Burgettstown, and landed him in the Cen
tral station about noon.
The prisoner is only about 18 years of age,
stylishly dressed and carrying a handsome
alligator skin grip.. The amount is small,
being only a few hundred dollars.
CONFERRING WITH BEATER.
The New Commilon U Anxious "to Change
tbe Poor Laws.
Robert D. McGunnegle, Secretary of the
Allegheny County Light Company, will
leave for Harrisburg this morning to at
tend the meeting of the Poor Board Com
misiion. The latter will permanently
organize and hold a conference with the
Governor about a new code of laws govern
The new rules will supersede the present
poor laws in the event of their adoption by
the next Legislature. The present laws are
behind the age and many of them are ob
solete. The commission is composed of
seven well-known Pennsylvanians who are
interested in this work.
rpi.. a nn iin w labor cmestion has fast be
come a national issue. From the efforts of
Captain Wishart in Pittsburg to extinguish
Sunday trade in milk, tobies and soda
water to a general order from the Postmaster
General to all first-class postmasters tore
port on the best means of cutting off the
Sunday mail service seems a long stretch,
yet such is the case. A telegram from a
Washington correspondent ot The Dis
patch says that two months ago a circular
was sent out to each of the 30 first-class
postmasters of the country asking such a re
port, and lor the last two months meetings
Lve been held by the ministerial associa
tionsall over the country to debate the
same question, and of course decided that it
ough to result in a stoppage of all business
on the baooam.
HINISTEBS CONFEE ABOUT IT.
A meeting was held yesterday afternoon
in the parlors of the Y. M. C. A. of the
Ministerial Association of the county, pre
sided over by Dr. A. K. Norcross, which
took the matter under consideration and ar
ranged for a more thorough organization In
December. . .
A number of business men were spoken to
on the subject, and their ideas are totally at
variance with that of stopping Sunday mail
trains. "Supposing," said one. 'that a
train from the West reaches Cipcinnati
just in time to be late on reaching Pitts
burg before 12 p. M. Saturday, and it has to
layoverfor24hours.it would be a pretty
state of affairs if some notes were protested
Postmaster J. B. Larkin was spoken tq
last night on the subject, and reluctantly
gave the following opinion :
"I have not thought much about the re
ligious phase of the question and have not
...j (, nrnAinr nf the meeting to-day.
"but I feel that the tendency, ol the times is
to make Sundav in the postoffice anything
but a day of rest We sell stamps, deliver
matter through the windows and receive and
distribute matter as on any other day, al
though not to the same extent A certain
amount of this work seems necessary and is
ordered by the Department, bnt my own
judgment favors a reduction of hours and
work on Sunday out of consideration for
those employed as well as for the respect we
have for the day. I do pot know any reason
that makes it necessarv for postal employes
to work on that day when there is such a
general observance of it by other classes. I do
not think the total abolition of work can he
accomplished, and any attempt at that
would very likely defeat the effort to reduce
th6 labor on mat aay to mo luimmuu..
A QUESTION OP SALARI.
Dr. Haya Will Resign Rather Than Preach
for lien Money.
Eev. I. N. Hays, for 11 years pastor of the
Central Presbyterian Church of Allegheny,
astonished his congregation on Sunday by
announcing from the pulpit the fact that at
the next meeting of the Presbytery he de
sired to dissolve his pastoral relations
with the church, nd giving as his reason
that a communication from the Board of
Trustees was to the effect that his salary
wonld be reduced the coming year from
$2,000 to $1,500. The proposed resignation
was tbe only theme of conversation among
the members of the church yesterday, and,
as Bev. Hays is one ot the most popular
ministers in Allegheny, a great deal of ex
citement is a consequence. Some of the
members declare if Dr. Hays leaves the
church they will do likewise. The trustees
sav that it is purely a matter of
deficiency in the treasury; that, as a
board, thev are perfectly satisfied
with the s'eryice Dr. Hays gives the
church, but do not feel like keeping the
salary np to a figure their receipts will not
MORE GEIST HO THE HILL.
Contracts for Tito Blai't Furnaces for the
Soath to be GIren Here.
G. L. Beis, ofKnoxville, Tenn., is now
in this city to bring to consummation a very
important contract' for the erection ot blast
fnrnacesat Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Mr.
Eeis will be joined to-night by an English
capitalist who is concerned with other of his
compatriots and Mr. Beis in the enterprise.
Por some time past .Mr. James.P. With
erow, the well-known engineer, has been en
gaged on the drawings for the plant, and in
a few days' time contracts will be entered
into hv which this citv will profit to the ex
tent of nearly a million of dollars by its
erection. For the last two years a number
of English and Scotch capitalists have been
operating in the region referred to acquiring
land, and taking measures ior tne aeveiop
ment ofiu resources. They have con
structed a road from Knoxvilie to Cumber
land Gap, a distance of 64 miles, in
cluding a tunnel 3.760 feet long. This
road has resulted in bringing together
the fuel and the ore, and the next step con
templated is the erection of two largo blast
furnaces at Cumberland Gap. Already the
syndicate has Invested some $5,000,000 in
the locality, and it proposes to expend an
other $1,000,000 on the plant The contracts
for these will be given in this city, and will
be gotten in hands as soon as Mr.Keis' asso
ciates arrive to conciuue arrangements.
THEY DESIRED TO 60 TO MOEGAKZA
Louisa's Actual Father Appears and Spoils
' All the Romance.
SHE HAD LED THEB0I AWAI FROM HOME
There never probably was such an exees
sive waste ol sympathy as occurred in the
Central police station on Sunday nignr,
when the little girl and boy entered with
their "drlven'from home" story. Tbe flinty
hearted police shed tears and even tbe re
porters were touched, while Capt Dan
Sylvus registered an affidavityesterday that
he would never again place credence in a
hard luck story. Never, in the confiding
days of childhood, was the cruel nncle who
figures as the heavy nrillaln in "The Babes
in the Wood," subjected to such opprobrium
as the uncle who figured in the story of
little Xonisa, who represented her uncle as
Mr. Beis is accompanied by his wife, who, tuhiineher out of doors in the rain storm
as well as her husband, is a native ot tuese of Sunday night
PRESIDENCY OP L A. SOO.
Election In Proeress, With a Sew
Yorker In the Lend.
The election of Mr. James Campbell's
successor to th'e presidency of L. A. 300,
Window Glass Workers' Association, Is in
progress. Mr. Campbell has declined to
stand for re-election. A.complete list of
the candidates for the position includes: L
P. Eberhart, James K. Tarr and Patrick
Cleary, of this city; Granville Morenus,
Cleveland, N. Y.; Peter Burkart, Balti
more; Simon Burns. Kock Island, HI.;
Joseph Biggins, Millville.N. J., and S. W.
Church.Pittsburg. Voting papers containing
the names of the candidates have been sent
to all of the shops. They will be hliea m
this week and returned to the headquarters
office by Saturday, where the count will
take place, and the result will be announced
nt th( no-rt (wneral mpAtlnir. Among those
who know, it is asserted that the next Presi
dent will be found in the person of Gran
ville Morenus. The term of office com
mences with January 1.
GIVING WAT TO ANOTHER,
O'llara Works Still Idle.
No new developments have occurred in
the O'Hara strike. The expectation among
the blowers is that the firm will give way.
The firm says it will not
ntiil Tjnintn. are ns
lllllUIlL'U. 1U.11IIIH(VV vp - , -
much interested as we are in the proposed
canal. By the reports ot uoionei u. ju.
Poe. TJ. S. A., in charge of the Saint Clair
flats' canal, connecting lakes Erie and
Huron, there is a traffic nt that point
amounting to about 20,000.000 tons per
annum, an amount of business nearly, if
not quite, equal to the entire foreign com
merce of the country by salt water. Those
who think the trade on the great lakes is
diminishing are wonderfully mistaken. But
of this enormous volume of trade Western
Pennsylvania can claim to be interested at
present in only about 3,000,000 tons.
IMUHXSE TBAFFIC EEADY.
"It would be quite safe to assume that this
3 000,000 tons could be had for the" canal the
first year it was opened. I think Messrs.
Carnecie and Prick, with their ore, coke
and finished product, conld almost alone
furnish such a traffic. Small as 3,000,000
tons appear to be in comparison with the
total of the lake trade, it is yet a much
greater tonnage than tbe advocates of the
Hennipen Canal proposed to connect the
Itfixsis&inDi Bi ver at Bock Island with Lake
Michigan at Chicago can with certaintly
rely upon for a prospective business. Yet
the Board of Engineers, TJ. S. A., and the
Secretary of War, have urged Congress to
undertake the completion of that work, on
which in various ways $6,000,000 has
already been spent
"Very careful and elaborate statistics ot
the business done on the St Mary's Palls
canal, connecting Lakes Superior nnd
Huron, during the year 1886, when 8,823
vessels passed, carrying G.581.1G9 tons of
freight, demonstrated that , lake rates com
This Is Said to be tbe Reason Why
Wlshimap Wante to Resign.
The resignation of J. S. Wightman, of the
Twenty-second ward, from Common Council
yesterday was much talked of in the corridors
of the City Hall yesterday after the adjourn
ment of his branch, which occurred early.
The ioke sprung duriug the session of his
I license application received its due meed
rot contempt, as it naturally would in the
case of any prosperous Dusiness man, wans
his statement, made through a friend on the
floor of Councils, that his business demanded
all his attention, gave place to a surmise nt
first whispered, but afterward loudly ex
pressed, that his resignation was simply in
tended to make room for the candidacy of
another man in the ward.
LAWILRS TOO BUSY.
Tbey Won't Have Time to Attend to the
DInscnm Cnses for Two Weeks.
The suits of the Commonwealth against
Levitzky and other proprietors of cheap
transitory museums which were to have
been tried at 4 o'clock yesterday by Alder
man MclCenna were continued for two
-weeks. The lawyers on either side are oc
cupied with important cases in the Criminal
Court, and were unable to attend to the mu
seum, cases yesterday or during any day this
week. Both sides regard the suits and the
main question which they raise as impor
tant, and desire to contest them thoroughly.
Bail was renewed for all the defendants.
READY FOR THE VISITORS.
Preparation for the Reception of the Pnn-
At a meeting of the Directors of the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon,
a communication from the National Con
vention of the Commercial Bodies on Bank
ing was received, but the reading of it was
deferred until the next meeting, mi. ocoit,
of the Committee on Arrangements forthe
Pan-American delegates, reported that
everything had been satisfactorily arranged.
The display at Mechanical Hall will be
an excellent one. The meeting adjourned
until November 11.
The Committee on Hotels, of the Pan
American Reception Committee, met yes
terday and awarded the contracts far deco
rating the Monongahela House on the night
of the reception to Boenigk Bros. The win
dows In the parlors will be draped In colors
to represent the national flags of all the na
tions in the Congress. All the materials
required will be silk. The contract forthe
table flowers was given to A. M. and J. B.
Murdoch, and calls for designs emblemat
ical of Pittsburg's industries were issued.
FELL TO THE GROUND.
L1KLD HIS MEAT RAW.
John Wood Sampled the Ear of Norman
Jacobs nnd Liked It.
John ood and Norman "Jacobs, both
colored, engaged in an animated discussion
at the corner of Wood and Water streets
yesterday alternoon, in which Wood sam
pled the ear of Jacobs as an artiele of food.
Officer Thomas Paisley interrupted the
lunch and the other proceedings, and after
a hard fight took both the biter and the
bitten to the Central station.
Fought tbe Company.
Mr. Pink, who owns the property at the
corner of Pourth avenue and Market street,
gave the electric light company a lively
racket yesterday morning. The company's
men dug a hole to plant a pole, ana Mr.
Fink's men filled It Up as fast as It could be
dug. This was kept up until the polico
came on the ground, when the company got
the best of the combat
The Union Pacific Eailway, "The Over
land Boute," has equipped its trains with
dining cars of the latest pattern, and on and
alter -august 18 the patrons' ofts fast trains
between Council Bluffs and Denver, and be
tween Council Blufia nnd Portland, Pre.,
will be provided with delIciousraeaI, the
best the market affords, perfectly seryed, at
K cents each. P.ullman's Palace Car Com
pany will have charge of .the'servicc on
A Colored Man Tumbles nnd Severely In
Edward Vincent, a colored man working
on a scaffolding on anew building on Wylie
avenue, near the corner of Pifth avenue,
made a misstep and fell to the ground at
3.30 o'clock yesterday alternoon. He sus
tained some severe cuts about the head, and
his body was badly bruised. Ho was re
moved to his home on the hill in the patrol
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
ORE BATES ADVANCED.
The Price Will be'Sl SOPerTonPromLake
Forts Next Month.
It has been officially announced that on
and after November 20 the rate for ore from
the lake points will be ?1 BO per ton, an ad
vance nf 25 cents uer ton on the existing
rates. There is a considerable quantity of
ore on the docks, and it will take at least two
or three months to clear it off.
Lake navigation is supposed to close on
the date above mentioned, but the trade is
prosecuted as long as the weather permits,
and, should the season be an open one, the
difficulty now experienced in transferring
freight is likely to continue in face of the
briskness in the iron, coke and coal trades.
GIVING WAT BI DEGREES.
Ten Foundries Have Conceded theBeqnlred
The Union Foundry and Machine Com
pany, employing about 35 molders, yester
day conceded the demand, and their men
will turn in again at once. This is the tenth
firm which has signed the scale.
One or two molders left for the West yes
terday, but the majority believe In waiting
developments a little further before seeking
NO DIFFICULTIES AHEAD.
Carnegie's Men Will Accept tbe Change In
the Pay Day.
Superintendent Borntraeger, of Carnegie,
Phipps&Co.'s Union Mills, had a talk
with a committee of the employes yesteraay
with reference to the change in the pay
system. The meeting was of the friendliest
character, and the feeling among the men,
was that it would be foolish to antagonize
the firm on a matter of such trivial import
ance. DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria Abounding la
Within the last 24 hours several cases of
diphtheria and scarlet fever have been re
ported in Lawrenceville. The infected dis
trict is confined to the lower side of Butler
iroet frnm Fortieth to Forty-sixth street
The people in that quarter are becoming
alarmed and fear a rapid development of
the disease in that part of, the city. On
Forty-second street there are eight cases of
diphtheria and three cases of scarlet fever.
So anxious are the people becoming that a
child cannot be seen on the street during
play hours. The children, however, are
sent to sohool and there is no appreciable
diminution in the numbers at any of the
New Brldao at Pravosbarff.
The Dravosburg bridge will be completed
by January 1, 1890, when the plan of lots so
beautifully located on the hill, withi 5
minutes' walk of the Dravosburg station,
will be brought within IB minutes walk to
the business portion of McKeesport. They
are now being laid out by the estate of John
C. Bisher, deceased, some 30 lots having
been sold already at very reasonable prices.
It promises to be the most desirable place
for residences withlu the vicinity of Mc
Keesport The lots are being very care
fully laid out with good wide streets, and
the grade established on eyery lot. It
would be well for anyone desiring a nice lo
cation fora home to first visit the location
before purchasing elsewhere.
The November number of the School Be-
Snnerlntendent "Boser O'Mara was the
only one who sprinkled salt over the state
ments, and said that they did not quite
hitch. He could not exactly tell where, but
there was something wrong, and the result
.(......ns ...... ... hn nsvwA..
Early yesterdayaftemoon the girl s father,
whom she had represented to be dead for
seven years, called at the Central Btatlon and
asked to see the youthful expert in menda
city. She was brought downstairs, and asked
if she knew him, bnt made no answer, and
again being pressed, admitted that he was
THE TETTE TALE.
The story. developed is a very curious one:
Her father's name is Hoover, and he is a
well-to-do mill man living on Tnstin street,
he and his three boys having plenty of work,
and the girl certainly Having notning k,
complain of in her home treatment The
little boy who was with her was not her
brother, bnt an Italian bov named Andrew
Purpnra, who lived with his sister, Mrs
Myers, in Spring Garden alley, Allegheny.
The girl's object in spinning so positive a
yarn and giving herself up to the police par
takes of the nature of a female Damon and
Pythias story. It appears that a girl friend
of hers named .turner, witn wnom sne asso
ciated in school days, had been sent to
Morgania and Louisa pined after her so
ciety. LONGED FOB MOROAKZA.
Hearing Indlf ectly from herfriend through
another party, who visited her about ten
davs ago, that she was well and happy and
well treated and only regretted the loss of
Louisa's society, made the latter resoive w
relinquish her liberty to give her old-time
companion the one thing necessary to make
her completely happy, and took the means
related in her story told in yesterday morn
ing's DispAtch. The father took her
home, and also took charge oftheboywhose
relations are distantly connected wiw .rax.
Hoover's family, saying he wonld turn the
precious youth over to his people.
John Mfttner, the uncle of tbe girl, called
at the Central station last night He said
he had not seen the girl for a long time, nor
had she lived with him. As far as turning
her ont in the storm, he wonld not do so
with a tramp, much less to one with whom
he was related.
Sergeant Gray said that he was heartily
tired of the yonng lady before midnight
About 11:30 p. M. the matroncalled him op
stairs to quell an Incipient riot Louisa
Hoover and May Sullivan insisted upon
playing "High Spy" through the rooms,
and the boy refused to get ready for bed. A
threat from the Sergeant of patting both ike
insurgents in the cells brought them to sub
EXCURSION TO BALTIMORE
The B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion
tickets to Baltimore at rate: ot $8 for tbe
round tripr from Nov. 7 to 12 inclusive,
good to return until the 16th, on aeeouat of
the Catholic congress, xrains leave xaiia
bnrg at 8 A. M. and 920 P. M.
The'M. BtV P. tV FreMct Kl Bttew
Hay Follow 4. Theater Aeewed of
Eajplulng- Scab Labor
As reported la yesterday's Despatch
Mr. Buhe was not present at tiw jsesting of
the JH. M. P. U. on Snndav. The
for hU absence transpired yesterday, awtk
found in the fact that he Is no kegeT ,
President or a member of that bedy: ba hs .
sent in his resignation. This fact, talus ia
conjunction witntne statement made yes
terday on good authority to te-eeSeet
the Academy orchestra would very see
follow the lead of the Graaa Otiera aad
Bijon instrumentalists, rather dkeewte the"
assertions made by some members of the M.
M. P. U. on Sunday, that the b&Iob was not
in any state ot disruption.
In relation to the troubles amoethe
musicians, allusions fo whieh bavo- -,y;
peared from time to time in Thx !&-
VATCtT litnflff jwi..t. lt..'.'Mj J
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iu Tanous quarters against taaTnanagBaeat
u. .uti unuu ipera .auuse to me eaeec ni,
it employed scab labor, or in otfcenrertfi,
uiiuicians ana mecnsBifls who naa oeea esc-
pelled from an organisation or wen not k
good standinc amonp their fellows. .Masa-'
ger Wilt was asked last night whether tltr
charges were tme, and- he said that so fcr
from there being fouBdatioa frrtfcM tt
all his men were tborengaly ogled,
union men. In snpportof his statement ho
proaucea we iollowing document: '
f .. w
To Whom it Mar Concern i
Thiols to certify that Local AseWy ,'
composed of professional musicians, hog bees
QUIT organized, and hold a. charter lnn.l har-
the General Assembly, Knights ot labor, owl'
are attached to District Asfteabiy No. 1 sad
the lanslcfans emofoyed at the Gtaad Ooem'
House, as well as ail t&e stage hands, aoo thor
oughly organized and good Baton stes.aKre-
yuiu tu iuo contrary HotwuonoiHnBg.
I. N. 8008. D. SC
Mr. Wil.t further said that owiseto'tta
.false imnrpMinn which find miu -1- "'
that he was unjustly ssbjeet to a noocoosoff 4
boycott oy labor organizations, woo woM
no longer recognize mm In bis traeio rota
tions, though he never aategoolood atgoa.
izea laoor, out on the ooatrary
JD3. HDRNE & UM
PrnsBCTg, Taoator.-Qoteoot .MWj
How much do yon know aboit Dress of
Can you look at two pieOes of goods, wboo'yomT
are told that osr is pand uul ttu ntkr I tiui
, , 3t
so-called pastas need," aadteaJ whieh is wfesfeT
If jeuoanyo are aa oxoovttoMl mmoo.II
you can eves toU by fooHsg toost, osmmsmc
tea weave or coasMng tho threads joost bo
means below: to the majority of bsvofg"
AH the best maaBiaoterets have
copyists styles, weaves and saaJss oieooir !-j
tn.tr it iftTlrri gja jLhiAlSaBftsto Jt aaao 1m
depend noon tho qsaJWtroiooti
the boat aad warts for tsWwoar topme
' Th. Vaimt I .ftf-
Marvin's Little Lord Pauntleroy and
Cinderella Cakes are jnst out, and are the
finest on the market. The children cry for
them and the old folks refuse to he com
forted without them. Grocers keep them.
Cabinet photos, $1 per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st TlSu -
BIBER t EASJDN,
505' and 507 MARKET STREET,
OCR CLOAK AND SUIT ROOMS
are now filled with choice products
from tbe most celebrated makers ot
home and abroad. For variety, for
style, for careful attention to shape aad
nnian onr Cloak and Suit Booms invite
PLUSH COATS PROM SIS TO iSB.
In Plush Garments we Tray special zU
tention to material, as to durability and
finish. Also to large sizes aad extra
PLUSH JACKETS from J10 to 5,
all styles, plain, vest front, direcroire,
and all otner new shapes.
GENUINE ALASKA SEAL COATS.
Ladles' finest c
in fasblonable sh:
Incidents of a Day to Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Readlns.
AT a mcetlnc last night, in tbo Chamber of
Commerce, ot tbe Ninth Pennsylvania Re
serves, the following officers were elected for a,
year: President Charles H. Chamberlain;
Secretary, Henrv V. Strictler; Treasurer,
Alex. Mnrdock. It was decided to celobrate
with a banqnet tlio anniversary of the battle of
DraineiVllle, December 20.
Wm. Walls, tho KV or L. lecturer, about 7
o'clock last evening, it is charged, accosted tho
wife of Cintaln Lew Clark on Smlthflcld
.1... Mre. rHsrl; dllAtl an officer, and ac
cused'Walls of insulting her. He was arrested
and locked np in Centra! station.
Mrs. Shea, vihosc placo bn Spruco alley was
raided on Snnday morning, was held by Magis
trate McKenna yesterday in $2,000 on charges
of selllus liquor on Bnnday and without a
license. The bearing will take place on Thurs
day. The child which was thrown across the room
on Sunday afterndon in Spring alley by a
drunken Pole is pronounced by the doctors to
be lb a critical cnndttlon. Tbe man is In jail
tiwaltlng tbe result ot tbe child's injuries.
Coroner McDowell received a telegram
last night from Constable William Linn, of
DnqueSne, stating that a man bad been found
dead in ucu at nis troaruing uouae la .uuiuesne.
... , . .1.. I....... ..nv. y.r .!.fa tfnolr
View Will De out me miici w' ""-
and will bo reidy for distribution on Mon
day next. It is in many respects the best
number that has vet been issued, contain
ing many new and interesting features,
among the most prominent being "Script
Stories" lor the little folks, and a large
amount of special matter for the elder
scholars. As supplementary reading for
the schools the Jieiiew is unsurpassed. Or
ders for it should be sent to Percy F. Smith,
Publisher, No. 65 Virgin alley, Pittsburg.
If you hold a farailv ticket fof Hendricks
& Co.'s photograph gallery, 68 .Federal
street, Allegheny, uso it and get a handsome
Jitc-slze crayon for Christmas of yourself or
Hemstitched and embroidery 7 inches
deep on 15-inch flouncings, 30c and 35o, to
day. Bargain lot you want to see quick.
There is no beer equal to Wainwright'i
brew No other manufacturers produce
such 'a line flavored, clear, wholesome bever
age. All dealers keep it. Families sup
plied direct if desired. Telephone 552o.
Tbo Coioner will investigate the case
During tbe two weeks past the Society for
the Improvement of the Poor rendered aid to
4C9 families, embraolng602 persons. The Socie
ty needs bedding and clothing.
Dennis Dolas, an Iron worker G feet
high, was arrested last night for running
amuck In Woods' Run with a.butcher knife In
Work was commenced on the pivlng pf
Broad street with block stnno yesterday morn
ing, iianin jnjee nasine contract. 1 1 . . Ti n -j. . .it. -!. t
Wn. WELKn-LneS.polfccmaii..warrested L . HE iasbloaoble .ladies MrnetiralMlab
on 1 the Southside last lilght-oai'cattitlJiiut
Dolls Given Away
This week to all purchasers In our Infants'
department. Fleishman & Co.
The advantage given by Aufrecht's Elite
Gallery club tickets offered until .November
1. Only a few days lelt, 510 Market street.
uality SEAL COATS,
i!inM nnd lencrths lost
received. These are carefully selected
by us, warranted pure London dye ana
nnisnea in eiegani manner. c .
fancy prices on any goods we handle.
colored and black, in plain and fancy
weaves, in hundreds ol different styles
and shapes, from $2 0 to 825.
Newmarkets from $3 to $50, In newest
colorings, shapss and designs. -
Take Elevator for
CLOAK AND SUIT ROOM. t
61, 63 AND 83 WEP-I TWENTxVTHHlD ST.,
LARGEST EXHIBIT, OP
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA
Ten Show Rooms filled wio tbe latet pro
ductions ot tbo Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized maaafactarisg floa
ters of the world.
Novelties of London prodBattea.
r Novelties of Paris production.
N6veltles ol VioBaa prodaetioo.
Our own importation.
Novelties of Amerieaa prooMMss, lnoitfiMtc
those of our own maaofaoMN.
ViMtoM to New York ate ouiiUally
,c&U ,Sd Minim oar mmm
The wear of avorpieeo of goods wo
proves Its anility. It has booo ssade for
the boot aaaaulaotarejivTbe stylos ae
UTS V9Q nAOnvS bdo t69
A Jaokot bonjate we
howtkeyfead soobso aaay.bataoM
A flao Hack atoefcteotte at ts
Obo fcfodred of loom-this mnrahiaVii
OUR PLUSH GARMBKTSwaar
farther than to look thorn ovor sttXwi
withy oat hoH-tako afcoaattat 0 DM
and oqaoeeo It up. Soo how iJiigy.
asdmoiiowaod Ufoiottv Taofs
between good aad bod Plush aaoo'
amisatloa There is a saozo lssosoaMi
Tbo wear. Oar Plash sjarsunos sossttfi
' Aad as to stylet, aswais.ssmit.aao
asd most popster. It vffl sat it
nothing for tho
Seal Jackets aad BhohlTaoBaajc
fit from tho
Our linos of Sool OarmsBOs, Jrosm
Newmarkets, ae assoalsti m Saw
Novelty Soal and FotoJoa
only coBBgieie Mae l Western
Jackets aad. Short Ceaosato too
moots of the season aad the beet
SPSGXaL-Coasftoto fetes of lee
garssoots, atf materia), oewoet1 1
style, for very stoat lodtes. Xe
bete fitted here.
TABLE 1JNHJM3 It doeom't I
that k make mues dUsTereaee to too
sorsM what sort of aaaoten tterell'
table otots. Soaoooetfce pattern is
as to arrest Mrod, worried, oaeot
"Bewpffttey. Whore Myes)etitfn
wot A soo pdee of two etotas.
Ofoned ferte-day aaew
feoot coeds from the DoOfamUao
y and pretty designs.
These goodo rotate, tttotr gltsey
after taoyare hMftoriod. Ckee
as oood are the rooast of
The MMsaootyDeOMimsatfc ft
Feathers aad PeK, eaaeeAyie
Sohool Mats forthe ekiMeea.
Tarn cySfanntBTS saoao to
' . . it.a j