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1EE PITTSBTJIia DISPATCH " SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 3892.
FIFTY FEET THICK,
That Is the Proven Thickness
of the Fifth Sand in the
IT MEANS GAS FOE TEAKS.
This Kicli Sand Covers an Area of
Over 25 Miles in Length.
BIG PRESSURE OP THE KIDD WELL
Humors of Another Big Find That Frovo
to Be Only Gossip.
IT WAS ONLY A FOURTH SAND GAS3EE
The statements of The Dispatch as to
the richness of the new Pinhook gas field
are being borne out each day by natural
gas experts and by the work of the drill.
A. AY. 3IcCullougb,gas expertfor the Royal
Gas Company, says the trnth of the great
Pinhook field has hardly been stated and
declares that it insures gas for years to
Pittsburjj and the towns along the Alle
gheny Valley. He says the drill has
already proven that the fifth sand, which is
the great producer of the Pinhook district,
is 50 feet thick and covers an area of 32,000
square miles. This practically assures an
abundant supply of the natural fuel for
years to come. "While The Dispatch
only claimed a length of 20 miles for
the Pmhook field he puts its length at 25
miles for the one district and declares there
is a go od gas field for 100 miles on the Pin
Tbe Dlscovrrer of the McDonald Field.
A. AY". JlcCullough, the expert who makes
these statements, is the man who discovered
the great McDonald oil field, and he had
tapped the great Pinhook district be
fore even the Hcrr well was drilled.
He discovered gas in the fifth sand
in Butler county several years ago.
He was then working for A. H. Iiogan.
The odor of the oil was so -strong that he
believed there was oil close to the gas.
Folloving the 40 line he finally decided
that the oil nnt lie at McDonald. His
employers had such faith in McCtfllough's
judgment that they at once began to de
velop the field. For six: months they had
poor results but they persevered aud found
the greatest-oil field of history.
The Kidd well of the Equitable Company
struck in the Pinhook field "Wednesday,
caused a death yesterday when an attempt
was made to shut it in and test it. On the
first one-half minute it showed 210 ponnds
picssure and its minute test was 315 pounds.
YTl.en they went to take the rock pressure
the gate valve bursted and "William Scott
Anderson was killed and Patrick Tuche was
rirnty of Gas Tor Tears to Come.
Yesterday The Dispatch received two
lctteri from A. "W. McCullough on the Pin
hook field. Neither Mr. McCullongh nor
his company" own a foot of territory in the
Pinhook field, so his statements are based
purely on his observations and knowledge
of the field. In a letter oi a semi-private
nature he said:
I ask -you to bear with ma while I group
tosetlier some or the tacts that 1 have gath
ered from long experience and observation
in tbe ea and oil business. I might say en
paant that I locite'd tbe well on Crooked
creet, in Armstrong county, for the Pitts
burg riate Glass Company that led to the
discovery of tbe so-called fifth sand, months
before tbe dulling of tbe II ess well, on Plum
creek, In Allegheny county.
Tbe great lock pressure Tf thatsand was
a much or a revelation to me as tbe dis
covery of tho sand itself. 1 pre
dicted at the time, as my let
ters to various persons will attest,
tint the greatest gas Held eer opened would
be brought in outh of Crooked creek. Tbe
enormous rock pressure gave assurance or
wonderful volume as soon as a pebble not
oi gravel bod would be found In that
hitherto unknown land stratum. Volume
depends upon two things porosity of rock
and the m-iximum gas pressure of that rock.
Given in any gas Kind stratum a gravel bed
and wo have instantaneous rock pressure
tbo full volume as quickly as tbe gate can
Te closed. o that 1 exactly what has
happened both on Crooked creek and on
Plum creek tbo termini of a gas district 21
miles long and the Lord only knows how
wide, for Its width has not yet been deter
mined bv the drill, the only thing that will
determine both the persistence and tbo
productiveness of that unique gas land
I hii o no patience with the attempts to
miminize the value of the disooverv of this
deep sand deposit. "When the Speeebly
sand was accidentally added to the list of
pas-producing strata, by tbo drill of a tender
foot operator piercing it, those who should
have been Interested In the find were in
clined to belittle tbe result; and scribblers
wrote It down. But its record as a gas
producer lias passed into history. Much in
the same way lias there been an'attempt to
tilk down, nud write dovrn, and cover up
the facts concerning this new sand that is
furnishing the largest wells in the State,
both at Crooked creek and Plum creek.
1'iom Hill ton n, on llum creek. In Alle
gheny county, to Walker's Mills to the
northeast on Crooked creek in Armstrong
county, along the crest of tho Finbook
axis as tho crow flics it is 21 miles. The
phenomenal ells at each terminus are pro
ducing from identically the same sand and
that a sand heretofore unrecorded in the
stratigraphical column of rocks.
Stooped Too Soon and railed.
These people, who have been swift to write
about tbe "failures" along that anticlinal,
seem to be ignorant of tbe lact that such
failures are tbe result of stopping the drill
in stratum hundreds of feet above where
this great fifth "5and is found.
Xo man can foretell the future output of
that fifth sand gas area In cuDic feet; but its
persistence as evidenced by Its presence at
two points 21 miles apart with no wells In
tervening that have been drilled to its hor
izon to prove that it does not extend the
whole distance between; and its great thick
ness, as already known on Crooked cieek,
supplemented by Its enormous rock press
tire are sufficient to warrant the prophecy
and expectation of its fulfillment that a
long-lived supply will be tbe result.
Mr. McCullough's other letter, which was
intended for publication, is as follows:
The Pinhook anticlinal that has been
brought into such prominence by the recent
gas strikes at Plum creek in Allegheny
county, and at Crooked creek in Armstrong
county, is, longitudinally, one of the greatest
of the rock waves that rolled back from the
Allegheny Mountains at the time of their
starting to tho southwest below Amity, in
"Washington cou iity.it takes Its course nortb,
40 east, until it reaches Mingo creek in the
southern part of Nottingham township. At
this point the strata resisting tbe uplifting
force, remain "in situ," and tbe undulation
shifts westward liko a plow thrown from
tho furrow by an obstruction in its war.
About five miles farther northwest tho fold
ing starts in again in Peters township, and
takes its original course across Southern
.Allegheny county until it reaches the Mon
ouguhela river below Braddock. From this
point it sbilts westward again,
iroin Its general bearing a distance of two
miles starting anew at Homestead, and
continuing its course, passing under Wil
kinsburg, and thence on its northward way
without further deviation untilit reaches the
Kiskimlnetas river, above Bagdad station,
on tbe West Penn Railroad. At this point
the wave deflects, and the bearing changes
to north 57 east, until it reaches Walker's
Mills, on Crooked creek, in Armstrong
county. Tbcnco northward, it is more or
les.8 broken as it pastes out of Armstrong
county, and finally loses its force and ales
away in Jefferson county.
Kortb of the Kiskimlnetas, different sec
tions of the same strata crumpling take
different names, such as "Bagdad, ' "Green
dale," etc, but tbey are each and all parts
or tbe great Pinhook axis. Its length is not
less than 100 miles its anticlinal character
leing pronounced the greater part of the
dlstanco not so great in force, perhaps, as
tho fourth and filth axes the Murraysrille
and Brady's Bendrolls between and parallel
to which it stretches for a lonj dlst-ince.
It Extends through Five Counties.
Considering the fact that this rook-wave
traverses and lifts up portions of five coun
ties in its course, it seems a misnomer to
call the new gas field great as it is and is
destined to be the "Pinhook field." That
carries with it the idea, that the field is co
extensive with tho an&linal that bears the
newly found gas aredon its arched back
and sloping sides. Tho fnct is there is but
a limited portion of tho Pinhook nplift that
carries this great firth sand gas deposit.
From Plum creeic on tho southwest, in Alle
gheny countv. to Walker's Mills on the
northeast, oir:ooked creek in Armstrong
countv, the distance along tbe backbone of
ilio Pinhook is 21 miles. It is safe to assume
th.it gas will lie lound in the fifth sand,
along tbe trend of that anticlinal, for a dis
tance of four miles southwest of Plumcrook.
from that point to Crooked creek
is 23 miles. Allowing two miles for the
Width of the belt would give us 32,000 squat o
miles of gas-rock from which to draw future
This Is assuming that the transverse sec
tion ofthe Pinhook axis, between the two
gre.it gas fields now produolng from the so-
callod fifth sand (I believe it should be tab
ulated as the sixth sand), is underlaid for
the whole distance br this recently discov
ered sand stratum. We do not know that
such is the fact; neither do we know that
such Is not tbe fact. Time and the drill of
the Indefatigable gas hunter will alone de
termine the presence or tbe absence of tbe
fifth sand nt intermediate points between
the southern and northern termini of what
now looks to be one continuous gas district.
Tbe staying qualities of tbis and of all gas
deposits depend upon three things, viz.;
first, the persistence of tho gas-producing
stratum and the area that it covers; second,
its thickness; third, its character as to por
osity. Capacity or n sand for holding gas
can be determined when its extent, thick
ness and character are known.
Sot, what do we know of this deep sand
on Crooked, creek and Plum creek?
First We know that it is one and the
same sand. How do we know it? We know
it by careful instrumental and barometric
lovelings, from one field to the other, basing
our calculations upon well records kept
with caro in both fields.
Second We also know it by the rock
pressure itself. The maximum pressuro of
breadth of the stratum confining it. Hence,
knowing beyond question that the sand is
the same in both fields, wo assume its per
sistence from one to tho other.
What do we know about its thickness T
On Crooked creek It has been drilled into
upwnrd of 50 feet in a well on tbe edge of
the deposit where the volume was not so
great as to prevent drilling with the indi
cations of a greater thickness to the soutli
All tbe Properties of a Great field.
What do we know of tho character of the
sand, its quality as to fineness or coarseness?
Weunswer, it Is conglomeratic; pure,coarso
sand and pebble. If we had not seen the
sand, the volume of gas itself is the evi
dence of the coarse granulations of which
the stratum is composed. Here then we
have evidence of the three-fold properties
of that gas-producing sand, viz: persistence
over an extensive area, unusual thickness
for a lower sand and its open porous char
acter, tnus making a capacious gas reser
voir. Upon this ovidence we base the
opinion tuat there is stored away in the
rock-girt confines of that sand a supply of
gas for many years to come for the twin
cities at the mouth of the Allegheny and for
tho numerous towns along its banks.
A. W. McCuxlocoh.
It was stated yesterday that a new gas
field of immense proportions had been dis
covered near Mt. N ebo by tbe Philadelphia
Company. The minor was that the Phila
delphia Company had struck a well on the
"Wright farm back of Mt. Kebo that was as
good as any of the Pinhook wells, and. that
opened np'a uew gas territory five miles in
length. A month or more ago the
Philadelphia Company had bought
two wells near Mt Kebo. The
well on the "Wright farm was said to have
been three miles away from any other well,
and that this opened up a new field. It
was considered a rich find, as it lay within
half a mile of one of the Philadelphia
Company's mains, and was only eight miles
A Dispatch man was at once sent to the
field. The new well is on the
Robert C. "Wright farm, is within
sight of a half dozen derricks,
some of which cover dry holes.
It is only a mile and a quarter from the
Mt. Xebo oil wells. "While the oil is found
in the third sand there at the "Wright well
not a trace ot tne tmra sand was found.
The gas was struck last Saturday at a depth
of 2,000 feet It was closed in and when
tested yesterday it showed a minute pres
sure of 150 pounds "and a rock pressure of
500 pounds though it is claimed it will run
600. The sand is a heavy close one with no
particularly good indications. There is an
absence of loose pebbles, although some are
found imbedded in the sand-like
rock. History has never shown the fourth
sand as a good sand producer.
Veir Poor Promises of Richness.
The Philadelphia Company does not even
own the well. According tojhe statements
of Robert C "Wright the well is owned by
Kiskadden, Crawford and others. Thev
have a lease on 40 acres of the "Wright
farm. There are 35 acres of his tract un
leased. The other farms in the neighbor
hood are leased by a man named Darling
ton. Yesterday some Philadelphia Com
pany men visited the well.
"Within a mile from this well are two
wells oa the liobert B, "Wright farm that
are dry. There are a dozen other wells in
the neighborhood, some of which are dry
and some that were brought in several years
ago, and are worn out The only claim Mr.
"Wright makes is that there is a strip half a
mile wide running from Mt Nebo to
the "Wildwood oil field that has never
been drilled over. His strip, however,
must follow the zigzag course of a rail fence
to escape the numerous derricks that are
only useful for the shadows they ' cast over
theproposed new Perrysville field. One of
the wells on this belt is the John Homann,
which has only a minute pressure of 40
John Sammels, the well-known oil well
contractor, has drilled all over the Mt Nebo
field. In speaking of the territory last even
ing he said: "It is one of the most spotted
regions in the Southwest A couple of
years ago wells were drilled there which
had a gas pressure as liigh as
200 pounds a minute, but tbey failed to
hold up. Next to these wells others were
drilled, in which neither gas nor oil was
found. The sand is apparently broken up
into narrow streaks ot productive and bar
ren sand, and no one is sure of a well."
IK SCHENLEY'S "WILDS,
United Workmen Spend a Few
Hoars In the Park.
Center Avenue Lodge No. 124, A. O. TJ.
W., with their wives, daughters, sweet
hearts and friends to the number of 200,
spent the day in the wilds of Schenley
Park and had a generally good time. The
young people tramped up and down the
hills and vales, took advantage ot the
'numerous swings to get sunburned and
dizzy; the mammas sat together on shaded
settees and chatted, while the papas and
big brothers played baseball, smoked,
talked shop, lodge and baseball.
A handsome portrait of Thomas "W. Mc
Murray and wife was presented to the
former by the lodge for the many years of
faithful office holding. The presentation
speech was made by C. W. Shann on in a
few well-chosen and complimentary words.
The day was a merry one and" all en
BTEEEIS TO BE GBADED.
A Number of Contracts Jjet for Improving
Chief Bigelow yesterday awarded con
tracts for 23 small lateral sewers in various
parts of the city, and for several paving and
graving jobs. The grading and paving with
block stone of Thirty-sixth street was given
to Booth & Flinn at $2 65 a square yard.
The same firm trot the iob of asnhaltin? Cal-
lowhill street at 52 50 a vard. K. Bracken'
received the contract ot paving Dresden
alley with irregular block at 51 20 a yard.
The grading of Whitman street went to
William Glew, and the Kent alley grading
to H. C Howard. The Standard Scale Com-
tany was awarded the contract for erecting
ve sets of new weigh scales in various
parts of the city. Bids were opened for tbe
construction of an iron fire proof vault in
the city clerk's office, but it was not
A FATAL FLOW OF GAS.
Tears One Man to Pieces and Blows
Another Fully Thirty Feet.
FIRST ACCIDENT IN THE PINHOOK.
Three Suicides in Allegheny Within
HANI VIOLENT DEATHS IN ONE DAT
The first fatal accident in the new Pin
hook natural gas field occurred yesterday.
Scott Anderson, of this city, a driller for
the Equitable Gas Company, who has been
in the business for seven years and is well
known among oil and gas men in three
States, was literally torn to pieces by the
terrific force of the gas from a new well on
the Kidd farm, at Milltown, two miles east
of Verona. Patrick Tnhe, the foreman on
the well, was seriously, if not fatally, in
jured at the same time.
The well is one which had been blowing
oil since it was stfcck on Wednesday, the
pressure being sd great that no attempt to
even take a gauge of it had been made until
yesterday. In the morning a gate valve had
been put in place, to which the gauge was
attached at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and
quite a crowd interested in the new well
gathered to sec the pressure taken.
Killed by the Flow or Gas.
At about 3 o'clock the valve was grad
ually closed, but pebbles and sand thrown
np by the gas clogged the gate so that it
could not be closed entirely. After it had
been screwed up as tight as possible for a
half minute the gauge showed 210 pounds
pressure. At one minute it showed 315
poundr. In another minute it showed COO
pounds, but there it stopped. The crowd
left at once, supposing thatwas the pressure
limit, leaving only Anderson and Tune at
About a half hour later an explosion was
heard, and a number of persons rau to the
scene, J. T. Hovey being the first to arrive.
Anderson was found lying 125 feet from the
derrick unconscious, his lees and arms
broken, a great hole torn in his side and his
face and breast filled with sand that had
been blown into the flesh. The force of the
gas had torn the shoes from his feet, the sole
of one shoe being ripped from the upper,
and his watch was broken to pieces, bits of
it being found all over the field. Anderson
died in a few moments alter the explosion.
Very Slight Hope for Life.
Tube was found 30 feet from the well.
One ot his legs is broken, his sight is gone,
the sand having been blown into his eye
balls, and he is internally injured. He is
at the "West Penn Hospital and may die.
Tube is from Sardis, O.
Tuhe says the gauge had stopped regis
tering after reaching 500 pounds, but the
sound made by the gas escaping from the
narrow aperture between the gate and the
valve seat convinced them that the pressure
was growing, and they were just about to
open the valve w hen the accumulated pres
sure broke the three-quarter-inch gate
of the valve and tore it to
pieces. The wx-inch gas pipe, 12 feet long,
to which the valve had been attached, was
hurled 30 feet away. After the accident
the well was got under control, the casing
was anchored and at midnight the sound ot
escaping gas was heard at Verona,two miles
The remains of Anderson were brought to
the city last night, and the Coroner will in
vestigate the case to-day. It the accident
had occurred while the crowd was about the
well the loss of life would have been great
THREE SUICIDES IN A DAY.
The Body of a Dependent German Found In
the Klver Henry Tanker Throws Him.
self Under a Train An Unknown Italtan
An unknown man, evidently a' German,
about 35 years of age, suicided by drowning
in the Monongahela river at the footof
South Third street Thursday night, but the
dead man was not discovered until yester
day morning. The man had been loitering
around the Castle Shannon Coal Works all
day Thursday, aud, in conversation with
tbe teamsters at the works, said he was
very sick. When the men quit work in the
evening he was still there, but later be was
seen going down South Tnird street toward
the river. His body was found on South
First street at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. It was taken to Ward's undertaking
rooms, but no one recognizes it The de
ceased wore shabby clothes, had sandy hair
and mustache and weigned .about 140
Henry Yunker adopted a horrible method
for committing suicide yesterday morning.
As a shifting engine wigs passing Thirty
eighth street on the Allegheny Valley Bail
road with a train of empty passenger
coaches Yunker threw himself under
the wheels of a car in the middle
ot tne train. ine- wneeis ot one
car had passed over him, mangling his body
in a horrible manner before the train was
brought to a standstill. Domestic troubles
led to the suicide. Yunker was a butcher,
lived on the upper floor of No. 1142 Penn
avenue, and was the father of 13 children, 7
of whom are living. For some months
he had been quarreling with his fam
ily, abusing his children and
has recently had a number of suits entered
against him. Agent O'Brien, .of the Hu
mane Society, got after him last week aud
entered a suit before Alderman Donovan,
charging Yunker withabusingandneglecting
his children. Yunker failed to appearat the
hearing Thursday evening and yesterday
morning a constable started in search of
him. It was claimed he suicided to avoid
arrest, but a letter found on tbe body shows
the act was premeditated. The letter' ac
cuses P.othlein. the butcher who occupies
the first floor of the house 1142 Penn ave
nue, with being the cause of the suicide's
troubles, and charges his son and daughter
with having deceived him and stolen his
goods. The inquest will be held to-day.
Some children . playing around an old
abandoned dwelling at Bridgeville yester
day morning were startled by finding, on
the upper floor of the building, the ghastly
corpse of a man hanging suspended by a
rope from a cross beam. The authorities
were notified, but no one could identify the
body. The man was evidently an Italian,
about 38 vears of age, and had not been
hanging long. 'Squire McMillen, ot Mans
field, was authorized by the Coroner to in
vestigate the case, and an inquest will be
neld to-day. g
DEATH ENDED A DBTJHK,
Bridget O'Brien's Demise Causes the De
tention ot Her Companions.
Bridget O'Brien was found dead in bed
after a night of debauch yesterday morning
at Xo. 399 Beaver avenue, Allegheny,
under circumstances which indicate mur
der. William Evans, her brother-in-law,
and Luke Gallagher, rfho had been drink
ing and carousing in the house the pre
vious night, were arrested, but subsequently
Mrs. O'Brien has been making her home
with Evans since she left her husband a
'year ago. The hous.6 is a two-room affair,
squalid and filthy to an extreme. Evans,
Gallagher and the woman in the house had
been on a spree Tuesday night and a fight
took place during which it was supposed
Mrs. O'Brien had been killed. The Coroner
had a post mortem held and it was found
that death had resulted from valvular
disease of the heart and there were no marks
of violence whatever. Evans and Gallagher
were thereupon released.
Died From Excessive Alcoholism.
George C Lang, a former saloonkeeper at
19 Concord street, Allegheny, died at the
Allegheny General Hospital yesterday of
excessive alcoholism. Lang had been re
fused a license ever since the Brook's law
went into efiect and had been drinking hard
for long time. He had cuts on his head and
a fractured rib which, it has been found,
were received by a tall while, he was drunk.
JUMPED FK0M A SKIFF.
Little John BCrookston Is Drowned While
Ills Companion Is Saved.
The drowning of little John B. Crooks
ton, at Verona, has caused general sorrow
in that borough. The little fellow is the
only son of John Crookston, the leading
business man of the town, and was 10 years
old. With Wallace Itaadolph he went
down to vthe river on Thursdav
evening and jumped into a skiff
moored along the shore. The rope
broke and the skiff began to drift away,
frightening the boys, who jumped into the
water. A ferryman a short distance below
rano their assistance and saved the Ran
dolph boy, but before he reached tbe other
he had drowned.
Although he had only been in the water
about six minutes the little fellow was dead
when taken out The Coroner's jury found
a verdict of accidental drowning yesterday.
Got Beyond His Depth.
Allen McFeeters, a 14-years-old boy, was
drowned at the foot of Fifth street, Mc
Kecsport, while in swimming yesterday
morning. The little fellow was unable to
swim, and getting into deep water sank
from sight and was drowned before his com
panions missed him. The body was recov
ered last evening about 100 yards below.
An iuquest will be held to-day.
BOTH SIDES SATISFIED.
The Taking of Testimony In the Maryland
Central Cann Concluded in Pittsburg
Over 81,000,000 Loaned by Local Banks
on Tarlons Stocks as CoIlater.il.
The last of the testimony wanted from
Pittsburg in the Maryland Central case was
taken up yesterday, and the commission
was closed. Nothing remains now but to
report the evidence to the Baltimore courts.
O. P. Scaife and A. Groetzinger, Presi
dent of the German National Bank, were
the only witnesses examined. Mr. Scaife
said he was in Europe at the time the Ter
minal Company scheme was hatched and
he didn't know anything about It Marvin
S. Scaife, his brother, is now in Paris,
where he has been for over a year. John
Henry Miller said yesterday that Marvin
Scaife hadn't lost any money in the deal, on
the contrary he had made some.
At the conclusion of the hearing Mr.
Schoyer said he had no objections to telling
the bankers what his object was in getting
their testimony. He wanted to know what
had become of the assets of the various
companies He added that he would prob
ably hold everybody concerned, bankers
and all, before he got through. The bank
ers, when they found the reporters were ex
cluded, testified very freely and told in de
tail just what had been lost The testimony
shows that it will be difficult to trace the
money. It was developed that over 51,000,
000 were taken out of Pittsburg. The
money was loaned on the stocks of the
companies as collateral. There were 18,000
shares of Penn Anthracite stock, and it was
loaded down with bonds amrunting
to 52,000,000, in addition to the mortgage
for the purchase money, a legitimate debt
Mr. Schoyer, for the plaintiff, holds that
the money should have been invested for
the benefit of the company. The Penn An
thracite stock was the one used chiefly for
collateral. Mr. Schoyeriis satisfied " with
the evidence, and will go to Baltimore next
to take testtmony there.
During the hearing M. H. Houseman
kept ud a constant fire of objections. He
said afterward that the case could easily be
settled as the other suits, had been, but
Gustave Lindenthal is in the background,
and he wants too much. Mr. Lindenthal
put in a claim of 58.000 for salary and 51,000
for a number of shares of stock that he held.
Mr. Houseman said as the Baltimore peo
ple had been guided by Mr. Lindenthal
they thought it was rubbing it in, and they
refused to pay. Headded that if the al
legations in Mrs. Du" Puy's bill could be
proved, the Baltimore crowd would have to
stand the loss. He thinks up to date there
isn't a particle of evidence to support the
allegations in tbe bill.
TBAIHLOAD OF GRAIN DRILLS.
About 1,000 to Bs Shipped From Spring
field to Kansas City mid Missouri.
Next week 40 carloads of grain drills will
be shipped to Kansas City from Spring
field. The special train will be in charge
of W. M. Clark, the local commercial agent
of the Missouri Pacific road. Mr. Clark said
yesterday there would be 1,600 drills,
and if they were placed in a row, one touch
ing the other, would extend five miles. The
weight will be more than 1,500,000 pounds,
and the cost of the shipment about 5100,000,
The freight charges w ill reach 59,000. The
drills will be distributed in Kansas and
Western Missouri. .
Mr. Clak says it is remarkable how soon
the farmers can recover from losses. In
these two States the floods nearly ruined
their crops, but they are not discouraged.
Most of these drills are sold already, and
will be used to plant the fall wheat
TOUGH 05 TALBOT.
His Girl Goes Back on Him, and He
Charges Her With larceny br Bailee.
John Talbot entered suit before Alder
man Warner yesterday charging Miss Irene
Mathews with larceny by bailee. Talbot
and the girl were engaged to be married
next Wednesday, and he had been saving
his money to buy her wedding dress and
pay for a trip. He had accumulated
5250, and Miss Mathews was the banker.
About a month ago she met Howard
Crooley, a passenger brakeman on the P. B,
E., at a ball, and the pair was smitten.
They had arranged to elope to Oil City,
when Talbot had the girl arrested. They
had already bought the tickets. Talbot and
Crooley almost came to blows in tbe Alder
GILDED A 8ILVEB .WATCH,
flow a Slick Stranger Hoodwinked Several
Quite a number of the pawnbrokers of
this city were victimized yesterday by a
slick stranger, who managed to work them
for small sums of money. His scheme was
to go into the shopss and pawn what ap
peared to be a very handsome gold watch
tor 520. Shortly alter, when the broker
came to examine the watch, he found it to
be a very cheap silver time piece, worth
abont 510, which had been very neatly
gilded. The police are looking for him.
Electric Club Mnsicale.
The Pittsburg Electric Club had an en
joyable evening last night at their rooms,
802 Penn avenue. The occasion was a social
mnsicale. A fine programme was arranged
and well carried out. H. P. Eckerwasthe
pianist. Louis Doeblin played Ernst's
elegy for the violin, and was followed by
Joseph C. Breil, who sang several tenor
solos. An imitation of the oration, "Brutus
and Cassius," was given by Pro A. A.
Mallow. Homer Moore sang a song and
Charles W.Fleming played a mandolin solo.
A Mother's Testimony Causes Her to Faint
Mrs. Martin Hotzer fainted in the Alle
gheny Mayor's office yesterday while giv
ing her testimony against Ered Hershey,
who is charged with assaulting her 14-year-old
daughter. Bestoratives revived the
lady. Hershey was held in 51,000 bail for
Dr. B. M. Haitita. Bye,
hroat diseases exclusively,
ttroet, Pittsburg, Pa.
ear, nose and
Office, 720 Penn
FOR MR. CLEVELAND.
The County Democracy Batifies The
Nominations Made at Chicago.
HILL'S NAME LOUDLY CHEERED.
Mr. Masse, of Delaware, Bays Harrison
Has a Clear Track
NOT A CANDIDATE FOR BEADLEI'S SEAT.
Six hundred moist but happy advocates
of tariff reform met in the old University
building last night and ratified the nomina
tion of Grover Cleveland.
It was a hot night too hot, in fact, tde
the nerve-straining task of inaugurating a
political campaign, but the County
Democracy had resolved to do tbe job in
workmanlike style, and it did. At first the
crowd sweltered in silence, and there was
a sad lack of enthusiasm, but after the
orators had warmed to their work and a
vagrant breeze had drifted through an open
window and partly cooled the torrid at
mosphere, there was a decided change for
the better, and before the gathering was
dismissed the cheering for Cleveland and
the party leaders was simply deafening.
The meeting was called for 8 o'clock, but
it was long after the appointed hour when
W. J. Brennen, the Chairman of the
County Democratic Association, under
whose auspices the meeting was held, called
the audience to order, and Thomas J. Kee
nan, Sr.,-was made Chairman.
Mr. Keenan Urges Harmony.
'Icame to hear, not to talk," said Mr.
Keenan, "but I am willing to do anything
for the cause." Then, after he had praised
the candidates and the platform, and urged
his hearers to bury all differences and work
for the ticket, he announced that he awaited
the pleasure of the meeting.
These gentlemen were chosen Vice Presi
dents and invited to the platform: Messrs.
W. A. Slpe, C. A. O'Brien, John Marron,
James Atwell, John Leech, Bernard Call,
William Wall, P. A. Killgallon, J. W.
Moore and J. W. Mowry.
When all these preliminaries had been
arranged, Mr. W. A. Sipe was introduced
as "a true soldier of the Democracy, "and in
tne course oi his remarks said:
liofore tbe Chicasro Convention I was a
hard worker for David Hill. I admired the
man who had made New York a Democratic
State, hut w hen the convention assembled
I saw that the one name tower
ing hish above every other name
and the one that stirred tbe hearts of the
people was that of Grover Cloveland. He
is tho logical and natural candidate of the
party. Eight years azo he was the standard
beaiorwho, altera quarter of a century of
Bopublican plunder and rapine, led tne De
mocracy to a great and Morions victory.
Four years ago, rather than forego his con
victions of tariff reform, this same man,
uioveiana, at tne risK or personal defeat,
made known hi views to the people.
Tho Only Issue la Tariff Beform.
As the representatives of the 28,000 Demo
crats of Allegheny county, let us Join with
thev 7,000,000 Democrats of the country in
ratifying tne nomination of Cleveland and
Stevenson. This is not the time to disenss
tho issues of the campaign. There is really
but one issne, and that is tariff reform. We
must lay aside all personal differences and
present a solid front to the foe. We must
organize, for without organization we can
do nothing. We do not evpoct to win the
electoral vote of Pennsylvania for Cleve
land, but we do expect and will keep Con.
gress. You all know that the Republicans
have already attempted to pass their in
famous force hill and kindred acts of class
legislation. They will do it again, and our
only safeguard is to retain our hold on Con
gress. Mr. Sipe's speech was well received, but
Hill's name aroused a deal more enthusiasm
than that of Cleveland.
John Marron was introduced as the "man
with the big hat" He said among other
things that he was a political freebooter,
and that he had been called a Mugwump so
ften that he was proud of it "To my mind
'Cleveland is the most singular character in
American nolitics since Lincoln. He was at
first a 'political accident,' but he had out
grown his party, is now their leader, and a
worthy one he is.
C. A. Sullivan predicted ,the political
death of Harrison.
The Irish Are True Democrats.
William Wall's speech created a mild
sensation. By way of preface he remarked
that it had been said that the South expects
the Irish of New York to elect Harrison.
He could say that the Irish have always
been true to the Democratic party, and if it
wasn't for the Irish there would be no
Democratic party. He concluded with a
eulogy of Cleveland.
D. F. Patterson next voiced his approval
of the ticket They were there, he said, to
say the convention did well no matter who
may have been the choice of individuals he
forehand. The choice had been made and
it was now the dnty of every Democrat to
gird on his armor and do his best
W. J. Brennen said he had not been for
Cleveland's nomination, but he was for him
now. He praised both Cleveland and
Stevenson as good Democrats.
After the speech-making the crowd
cheered Cleveland, whose portrait done in
black and white, adorned the south wall of
NOT A JUDICIAL CANDIDATE.
George W. Slassey, of Delaware, Says He Is
Not After Bradley's Place Harrison a
Bright and Shining Political LIEht
Can Beat Cleveland.
George W. Massey, the World's Fair
Commissioner for Delaware, was a passen
ger on the limited last evening bound for
Chicago. He was one of Harrison's strong
est leaders on the floor of the convention at
Minneapolis, and shortly after the nomina
tion was made it was announced that he
had been tendered Bradley's place on the
United States Supreme bench. Mr. Massey
said the report was a canard, and added that
he was not a candidate for the position.
He understood his name had been used, but
that was all he knew about it. He thought
Delaware was too small a State and he was
too small a man to be pot on the Supreme
George Shiras, Jr., of Pittsburg, is a can
didate, but tnere are many who believe that
Massey will be the man. The Delaware
lawyer did some great work for the Presi
dent, and it is believed a place on the Su
preme bench will be his reward.
"Harrison," said Mr. Massey, "is a
brainier man than the people suppose. He
is the bright and shining light of
the age in politics. His nomination
was the wisest that could have been made.
I have always been "for Blaine, aud at Cin
cinnati in 1876 Delaware voted tor Blaine
once oftener than Maine. In 1884 I s'ood
by him through thick and thin when the
politicians from Pennsylvania who wanted
Blaine this time voted solidly against him.
They thwarted the wishes of the people
in tne State. This year a new condition
confronted us, and fair play demanded the
renomination of Harrison. Blaine virtually
invited him to be a candidate. I know it is
claimed that tbe President's friends forced
him to write the letter of declination, but I
have seen no evidence to prove it. Har
rison will be re-elected with a big ma
jority." Mr. Massey referred with pride to the
manner in which the Harrison delegates
held together. He said Depew and he were
put down in the list of officeholders, be
cause tbty are World's Fair Commissioners,
but he remarked that he was out of pocket
51,500 annually, and anybody could have
his job that wanted it
Bandall Club Will Ratify To-Nlgbt.
, The Bandall Club will arrive home at 7
o'clock this evening oyer the Pittsburg and
Western Bailroad and will be met at tho.
station and escorted to the clubhouse by the
stay-at-homes. A ratification.meeting will
be held later and addresses will be made by
prominent speakers, who will accompany
the club from Chicago.
TATE'S VIEW OF THE TICKET.
Harrlty and Hensel Carried Out Governor
A few straggling shouters and delegates
from Chicago passed through the city last
evening going home. The body of the
Democrats struck the city during the day.
The Pennsylvania road handled eiht sec
tions up till 2 o'clock, and there were three
sections in the evening. The crowds cleaned
out the restaurant in the Union depot, and
they surged into the St James Hotel and
the eating saloons near by.
junong me .Democrats at the depot last
evening were H. D. Tate, -private secretary
for Governor Pattison; John M. Reynolds
and.G. M. Harry, delegates from Bedford;
S. L. Mestrezat, of Unipntown; Dr. E. A.
Sharpneck, Greene county, and James F.
Brown, secretary of the Central Committee;
Paul Reagan and James Bav, District of
Columbia. Mr. Tate said that Harrity and
Hensel had carried out Governor Pattison's
instructions strictly. His name was not
mentioned in the convention, and he was
for Cleveland first, last and all the time.
The Governor is delighted with Grover's
Mr. Tate thinks that Stevenson will
greatly strengthen the ticket, as he will be
popular with the radical Democrats who
are opposed to Cleveland's policy of retain
ing Bepublicans in office under the civil
A HOESE 8TTJJIBLES.
Frederick J. Kurlz Badly Injured While
Several serious accidents occurred yes
terday, among them the following:
Kuktz Frederick J. Kurtz, an employe of
the East End Laundry, was riding a horse
on Forbes street yesterday afternoon and
the animal tripped and fell. Kurtz fell un
der the horse and his arm was broken, be
sides being injured internally. He lives at
S8i2 Forbes street, wnere he was taken.
TitESHWATtE Robert Tresh water, a boy
employed at William Lansendorfer's plan
ing mill, Sarah street, Allegheny, had four
fingers of his right hand cut off by a fly-saw
yesterday afternoon. He was taken to tho
Allegheny General Hospital. His home is at
No. 26 Harland street.
iicSwEEY Allen McSweeny, tho lt-year-oldson
of Captain McSweeny, of Braddock,
was drowned j esterday morning while bath
ing in the Monongahela river. His body was
recovered within halfan honr.
Henicessy Michael Hcnnessy was struck
by a Birmingham car yesterday and danger
ously injured. He was removed to the
IAST LAY FOE PAYING TAXES.
Water, Business and Mercantile Become
Delinquent After Jane 30. '
Next Thursday will be the last day when
city water and business taxes and the State
Mercantile tax can be paid without having
5 per cent added, the collection of these
revenues going delinquent after June SO.
At the. City Treasurer's office the pay
ment of the water and business taxes have
been slow. The receipts up to yesterday
morning were 5160,117 86 from water, and
522,705 32 from business tax. This is less
than is usually collected at this time, and
unless there is a rush during the early part
of the coming week the Delinquent Tax
Collector will have a big list of 1892 taxes
to draw his 5 per cent commission from.
The city collects as her share of the State
Mercantile tax about 550,000, but thus far
only about 515,000 has been received.
Fought With a Broken ieg.
Morris Sullivan, employed by Thomas
Atchesoo, the contractor, while unloading
railroad ,ties from a car in the Allegheny
Valley Bailroad yard at Twenty-sixth
street yesterday, was hit on the foot by a
heavy tie and his leg broken. He accused
a Pole of doing it, and, hoppirig around on
one foot to where the Pole was, he hit him
a terrific blow. He followed it up with
others, and the fellow only escaped a severe
beating by running.
New Bridge at Boston.
On Monday morning Messrs. Harrold &
Lynch, who have secured the contract for
the erection of a foot and wagon bridge
across the Yough river at Boston, will begin
the dredging and stone work for the abut
ments and piers. The King Bridge Com
pany, of Cleveland, O., will do the iron and
THE iATEST BY WIKE FROM
The Scene of the Late Convention.
I nave purchased 300 medium grade.
nish zrade. and 150 bovs and cills wheels nf
standard make at closing ont sale. Adver
tise them at one-half to two-thirds of regular
price. IIabey D. Squires,
Chicago, Juue H.
To Pittsburg Cycle Co.
Why Some Women Grow Old.
A woman expends more vital energy In
baking one batch of bread than she can re
gain by careful nursing in four or five days.
In other words, every baking of bread short
ens her life just so much. Does it pajT
Why should women bo old and caroworn
before middle life? Marvin's fine bread is
just as good and pure and sweet as the best
housewife can make. It's just as cheap and
it saves all the worry and bother and work
of baking. Why not use itT
You can get it from yourgrocer fresh every
day. Try it during the hot weather and sat
isfy yourself. mtIis
Saddles are the best. A large stock and
complete line for ladles and men nt Pitts
burg Harness Emporium, 42S and 423 Wood
Starting out in life who desire to create an
absolute estate pacing large dividends
should send their asce, name and address for
an illustration of what a saying of $20 to $10.)
a year will do, to H. B. Moeser, Manager,
031 Wood street, Pittsburg, Pa. wsau
Two dollars and fifty cents to $25. Call and
see them at Pittsburg Harness Emporium,
426 and 4JS Wood street.
Iieadixo specialties In men's white and
fancy vests. James H. Aikkx & Co.,
110 Fifth ave.
A spkcial lot of ladles' saddles at $3 each
for tbe next ten days. Brand new goods.
See tnem at Pittsburg Harness Emporium,
42S and 428 Wood street.
Electrocutioii sometimes fails. Bugino
nevei fails to kill roaches, bcdbug, etc., in
stantly. 25 cents at all dealers.
Beduced from $1 00 to 73c per piirat
burg Harness Emporium, 42S and4J8
Wood Shall In size, great in results; De Witt's
Little EarlyBisers. Best pill for constipation
best for sick headache and sour stoinacu.
X.enther Team Kets
$2 00 nnd upward at Pittsburg Harness Em
porium, 426 and 428 Wood street.
See our line of 10c, 15c aud 25c Wall Paper
with borders to match.
J. KERWIN MILLER & CO.,
ENGRAVING AND PRINTING.
W. V. DERM ITT & CO.,
J9 SIXTH AVENUE.
ROW AMONG: NURSES.
Three Males and Females Suspended
at the West Fenn Hospital.
MUCH OPPOSITION TO MES. JILES.
She Plays Detective and rinds a Couple in
a Locking Chair.
WAITING FOE SUPT. COWAN TO BETUEN
A Kilkenny fight is in progress at the
West Penn Hospital among the nurses and
physicians. Superintendent Cowan is not
at home, but when he returns the trouble
will be settled.
Wednesday etvening Assistant Superin
tendent Woodward suspended three male
and three female nurses until Monday, when
they will be given a hearing. The trouble
originated some months ago, when Mrs.
Davis, head nurse in the female department,
left, and Mrs. Jiles, an outsider, was ap
pointed. A number of the old nurses were
provoked, and censured Superintendent
Cowan for his action, and openly showed
their hostility to the new head nurse. Sev
eral serious collisions occurred between the
nurses and the head nurse, and it is alleged
the latter made the remark that she would
have a new set of nurses inside of a year.
A Fuss Abont a Funeral.
A month ago Harry Jennings, a nurse at
the hospital, died. A subscription was
started among the employes to raise money
enough to pay his funeral expenses. About
5106 was collected, Mrs. Jiles contributing
51 00. When it came to making out a list
oftho.se who should attend the funeral, Mrs.
Jiles1 refused to allow any of her girls to go,
saying they did not know tne deceased, and
were not acquainted with any of the male
About a week afterward Mrs. Jiles re
ceived a note thanking her for the ''loan"
of the dollar, but they found they did not
need it and so would return it to her. The
dollar w&y inclosed, and no name were
signed to tne letter. Mrs. Jiles took the
letter to Superintendent Cowan and a
thorough investigation failed to reveal th e
anthor or authors of the note.
Six Xnrgea Are Suspended.
In the past week or two she has heard
rumors about the night nurses in the female
wards, and the night nurses in the male
wards down stairs. Accordingly she ex
ercised especial vigilance, and Wednesday
morning abont 3 o'clock she found three
nurses from her ward together with three
male nurses from the wards down stairs,
on the south porch. One couple was at
one end ot tne porch, another couple
was at the other end, and the third couple
occupied a rocking chair in the center of
the porch. She reported the matter to As
sistant Superintendent Woodward, who
called the culprits up and suspended them
until next Monday. The reason is that
Superintendent Cowan is away on his vaca
tion, and although be left positive orders
that anybody behaving in a refractory
manner should be discharged on the spot, it
was thonght best to wait and let him settla
The nurses under suspension have all
been at the hospital for a long time. The
authorities positively refused to divulge
the names. ,
W03IEVS srmll talk by Margaret
Welch in THE DISPATCn to-morrow.
Fob the best dental operations of all kinds
go to Dr. Templeton, 4'6 Penn avonue.
The accumulation ot a season's business
broken lots, single pieces and patterns we
do not intend duplicating of Axminsters,
Wiltons, Velvet', Body andiTapestry Brus
sels and Extra Super Ingrains
AT REMNANT PRICES.
Our new importations of China and
Japanese Straw Matting now complete :
500 Bolls at 55 per roll.
100 Bolls White Matting at 55.
300 Bolls Jointless at 57 to 59.
200 Bolls Pagodas at 510.
100 Bolls Damask at 512 to 515.
These prices are all for full rolls of 40
LARGE LINE LACE CURTAINS
At 75c to $5 a Pair.
We are making Bemnants in every grade
of Carpets daily, and will continue to sell
them at the low' prices which have moved
so many remnants this season.
627 AND 629 PENN AVE,
BIBER & EAST0N.
Continuance of Our Sale
Have just made large accession to
these stocks at greatly reduced figures.
Ve call attention to our
Offering of India Silka
At 37jc, worth 50c.
At 75c, worth $1.
These embrace light and dark
effects, in richest colorings and new
The perfection of summer dress fabric
in exquisite printings.
BIBER & EAST0N,
MS XSD 507 MAEKKT SH
Dry Goods House.
Saturday, June 23, 1S
JOS. DIE & C0S
PMN AVENUE STORES.
The largest and finest assortments
of goods, right up to date in fashions,
at the lowest prices it is possible to
Whatever is new you will find here.
If a new shape or shade in Neckwear,
or a new -"wrinkle" in suspenders, or
a new style in Fancy Shirts, or a new
shape in Collars has appeared in the
market, men know to go to the Penn
Avenue Stores to get it. Everything
that is new up to the present will be
found here to-day.
French and English Balbriggan
Underwear at 50c per garment starts
the values your way. These goods
would be more than ordinary value
But a low-priced Gauze Shirt that
sells price 25 c it's wonderfully
good for the money.
The popular Pepperel Jean
Drawers, made plain, are 50c and
75 c; with the elastic seams and
ankles the price is Si.
Nainsook Shirts and Drawers are
new. They're wonderfully cool.
But this great department excels
especially in the fine Undent ear not
found in any store in these cities.
Prices only what we have to make
them Always fair. Best French,
German and English manufacturers
are represented, and everything re
liable and desirable made in America.
At the popular price of 25 c the
best values ever before offered in fast
blacks, plain colored and fancy
And at 35c a pair, or 3 pairs for
$1, genuine bargains in Fast Blacks
More new styles to-day in those
popular $1 Zephyr Shirts equal
value never seen before in a J5i shirt.
New Patterns in Zephyr Madras
Negligee Shirts, with the new Natick
collars and laundered cuffs prices
$2, 2.50 and 3.
Flannel Negligees, all new patterns
tand styles, in dark colors, fancy
stripes and checks, $1.50 and $2.
Silk Negligees, new patterns, new
colorings, mostly neat stripes, all
more than ordinary values prices
$4, $5 and $5.50 each.
AND TENNIS SUITS:
At marked-down prices. Both are
our own importation, the best makes
and styles, but they must go quickly.
So to-day Tennis Suits worth 15 to
$20 are 10, and Summer Coats from
$ 2 to $10 are marked down one-
A display without rival it's so pro
nounced by those who look around
before they buy. The makes we
carry unquestionably lead the world
Wash Neckwear 35c and Upward.
Silk Neckwear 25c and Upward.
Fresh arrivals of F. C. & F. Wash
Neckwear this morning.
You'll find none to rival our Si
"Stag's Head" for the price. Men
who wear them once wear them al
ways they pronounce the Stag's
Head perfect in shape and work, and
they wear best. The Stag's Head
Shirts come laundered or unlaun
dered. Si (6) cost $5.50. 1 2 cost
We have all of the "Star" Shirts,
plain and fancy, open or plain bosoms.
Prices $1 upward.
609-621 PENN iTENUK
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