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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 189a
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FIRST VOLLEY FIRED.
BepuMicans Jump Into the
Political Breach in Al
MARCHING CLUBS ACTIVE.
John Dalzell Makes a Speech on the
Tariff in the West End.
HIS QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED.
Workmen Wanted to Know How the Tariff
law Bad Helped Them.
THE HOMESTEAD AFFAIR "DRAGGED IN
The Republican campaign in "Western
Pennsylvania was opened last evening.
Marching clubs arrayed in fancy toggery
swarmed in the streets of the two cities, and
at the Metropolitan Eink, in the "West End,
Congressman John Dalzell delivered a
speech on the tariff to an enthusiastic au
dience. The little law-maker is popular
with the masses, and he discussed his sub
ject in a simple, but convincing manner.
His auditors were mainly workmen and
naturally they had Borne questions to ask
about the Homestead trouble. A few were
wavering in the faith, though admitting
they were Republicans, but alter Mr. Dal
rell got through with his explanation every
body was satisfied, and they gave
three rousing cheers for the Con
gressman and the Republican t'cket.
It didn't take the speaker long to pull the
wool from the eyes of the millmen, whose
vision had been clouded a little by the labor
troubles this summer. "While Mr. Dalzell
And v?icn Vie Ohio river is improved Ihone to
tee ovr FMtburg coal lighting Brazilian hearth
ttones. w as talkine of the benefits o$' the tariff he
"is intS"" by-- i "ttVshman, who
wnufer to know what the McKinley bill
had done for the Homestead men.
Dalzell "Was "Willing to Explain.
Instantly the andience was in confusion,
and there were loud cries of "put him out,"
"sit down," etc. Others cheered on the in
trepid questioner. Mr. Dalzell soon silenced
the tumult, commended the man for asking
questions, and in time showed how politics
had nothing to do with the Homestead
The meeting was held under the auspices
of the "West End Republican Club in honor
of the Conkling Club.of the Southside. The
latter was slow in arriving, and after wait
ing until 9 o'clock Mr. Dalzell commenced
lis speech before a meager crowd. The
Iron City Band furnished the music. In a
half hour or so the Conkling Club put in an
appearance, having marched from Four
teenth street- They were dusty and tired,
but they looked well in their white uniforms.
Mr. Dalzell stopped until they were seated,
and then the rink was jammed to
the door. The bowling alley in
the basement did a lively business
during the meeting, but the people were so
interested that they paid litttle attention
to the loud collisions between the balls.
The name of Blaine was wildly cheered,
and the time will never come when the
man from Maine will be turned down in the
hearts of Pennsylvania peoDle.
The Officers or the Meeting,
f Ex-Councilman A. H. "Weaver presided.
Borne of the Vice Presidents were George
I. Holliday, John Shenkel, Henry Daub,
"William Reed, Alexander Phillips, John
A. "Wood, "W. H. McCnllough. Reuben
Itees, Isaac Harper, "William Tranter and
A. G. "Wentengell. The secretaries were
Arthur Fording, George B. Hesbitt and S.
H. French. It was purely a West End
meeting, and very few people from the old
city were noticed in the audience. The
crowd came from the south side of the Mo
nongahela river. President Weaver, in a
few words, introduced Congressman Dal
zelL In his speech he said:
"We meet to-night to fire the opening
pun in the campaign in Western Pennsyl
vania, a gun which will be the signal ot a
great victory in November. "We are here
to ratify the principles of the Minneapolis
Convention. The principal issue in this
campaign which relates to us is the tariff
It costs money to run this Govern
ment, and how is the monev raised?
The daily expenses are 1,000,000, or ?365,
000,000 must be raised yearlv to keep the
country going. How shall this money be
raised "in such a way as to impose the least
burden on the citizen?
The Constitutional Manner of Taxing.
"The Constitution recognizes three ways:
By a direct tax, by an internal revenue and
by a duty on imports. Xou will understand
what I mean by a direct tax when I say
that every man here pays on his
property a direct tax to support the munici
pal government We do have internal
Tevenue taxes, but they were war taxes,
and we are gradually getting rid of them.
The bulk of the f365.000.000 comes from the
imports collected at the custom houses.
The two parties agree that the money
should be raised by a tariff, and not
by direct taxation or excises. So far
we agree, but at this point we split,
and the two parties -were never so far apart
as now. "We differ as to the character ot the
"The Democrats want a tariff for revenue
only, and the Republicans insist on duties
that will protect their labor .and their
homes. The Democrats claim that
the protective system is a fraud,
and is unconstitutionL The Repub
licans do not impose a tax on products
that do not come into competition with our
labor. "We want a tariff that protects
Americans. It is a little late now to raise
any question as to the constitutionality of
the tariff' after we have had one for'100
' jears. ,
.a. revenue iarm imposes a uuiy on "
articles that we do jiot or cannot
"A revenue tariff imposes a duty on all
produce in this country. It is, there
fore, a tariff A . revenue tariff
is a pure tax and is paid by the consumer.
Not only is a revenue tariff a tax, but it en
courages importations. This kind or a tariff
would increase the importations of steel
rails, for example. It would open our
ports to the manufacturers of all climes and
tongues, vho would come into competition
with our own people. The first result
would be to close onr factories. It
would give the foreigners the advantage
in our markets. To cie our factories
would shut out the workmen, and the only
place for them to go then would be the
iarm. This would flood the agricultural
districts and would increase farm products
without increasing the mouths to eat it.
There being no competition here the im
porter would add th'e tax, and we would
Why should ik fend to Europe for tin plate?
have to pay it. The consumer would pav
the duty. This is Democratic doctrine, and
according to that party is the only kind of
tariff needed in the United States. The
Democratic platform Bays bv implication
that the party doesn't care for the Ameri
Effects of a Protective Tariff;
"A protective tariff levies duties on those
things that we can manufacture at home
in sufficient quantities to meet onr wants.
It alms to protect American capital and
labor. It levies no duty on tea, coffee,
sugar, hides or rubber that we do not
raise here. It is embodied in its most per
fect form in the McKinley law. It is the
most thorough, systematic and logical tariff
law that was ever placed on our
statute books. It lifts from the
taxpayer all the burdens possible.
There is a great deal of misunderstanding
about the McKinley bill To listen to
Democrats one would think it raised the
duties on everything and reduced the taxes
on nothing. In the iron schedule all the
duties have been lowered, except on tin
plate. We never before had such a
free list There are more free
than dutiable articles coming in. We
imported last yearnearly $100,000,000 worth
more of free goods than dutiable ones. Take
susar, for example. In 1889 we bought
5195,000,000 worth of sugar and molasses.
The McKinley bill took off f 60,000,000 of
customs that "the people paid. The great
vice of a revenue tariff is that it is a tax on
the poor man and not on the rich. It takes
as much to sweeten a poor man's cup as the
rich one who has millions.
Startling Increase of Foreign Commerce.
"Our foreign commerce has increased
amazingly under the McKinley law. Our im
ports and exports last year were almost two
billion dollars. Think "of it The balance of
trade in our favor was about 5203,000,000.
And yet the Democrats wailed that
the McKinley bill would be a great
Chinese wall around the country.
What does the balance of trade mean? If
you make 51,000 a year and spend 5900 you
are in pocket 5100. If you spend 51,100
you are out 5100, or the other fellow is from
whom you borrowed the money. Laugh
ter. We naturalized also a number of new
industries. Yon read in the Democratic
press sneers at the tin plate business. What
is tin plate? A voice A tea cup.
"It is only a sheet of steel dipped in tin.
We have everything here necessary to the
making of tin plate, and, if needed, we can
import the ore like England. In God's
name, why should we send to Europe for
tin plate? During the year before the Mc
Kinley bill went into effect we paid'Eng
land 536,000,000 for tin plate. Instead of
feeding the laborer in Wales and piling np
Welsh capital, why couldn't we make it
here and keep the money in the United
Drop In the Trice of Steel Kails.
"In 1860 we paid England 5150 per ton for
steel rails. In 1870 Congress put a duty of
523 per ton on them, and now we maka
more steel rails than England, and we can
buy them as cheap here as in Liverpool. In
1870 the Democrats made the same arguments
against the steel rail duty that they
are now urging Against the tin plate tariff
Tin plate is sold in Liverpool for 2.2 cents
less than the old rate, and the importers
pay the duty."
A workman I want to know about the
tariff and the strike. Why are wages not
increased. Cries of sit down.
Dalzell I will answer that question soon.
"Blaine is the author of reciprocity.
Great cheers. The Southern countries
make lots of things that we don't produce.
We send our corn, wheat and manufactured
rticles to them, but they charged a duty on
"What Reciprocity Really Is.
"Now, reciprocity is free trade in non
corapetmg products. It is free trade at
home and protection to American trade
abroad. Prior to the McKinley
law the balance of trade was
550,000,000 in favor of Brazil, now
things are reversed, and trade with Brazil
is being equalized. Take Cuba. I was
there a year ago and found that they got
their flour from Spain. Why? Because the
Cuban tariff on American flour was over ?5
per barrel. It was reduced to 51 per bar
rel, and to-day the Unbans eat our wheat
We send our products to them in exchange
for theirs. And when the Ohio river is im
proved I hope to see our Pittsburg coal
lighting Brazilian hearthstones. Ap
plause. "How for our friend's question. I say
that the tariff may not raise wagss in every
instance, but it always aims to maintain
them. Applause. "What wonld be the
effect on the mills that line these rivers if
the tariff was stricken off? The hum of
wheels would cease, and the workman
would be turned from his honest wage.
The Effect Upon "Workers' "Wages.,
"Will my friend deny that wages are not
100 per cent higher here than in other
"Voice I deny that They are not more
than 15 to 20 per cent higher.
"Well,I'll take it that you and Iagree.but
it is only a question of quantity. A Senate
committee, of which Carlisle was one,
traveled the country not long ago to ascer
tain whether wages and the cost of living
had advanced or not They found, irre
spective of party, that wages in
general had advanced three-qnarters of 1
per cent and the cost of living had decreased
3 per cent, or the gain to the 13,000,000
families of the country was 5325,000,000.
But Mr. Peck's report made in .Hew York
proves what the Senate committee discov
ered. And now one word. We have labor
conflicts. We have had them ever since
man looked into the eyes of his fellow man.
To-day 200,000 men" are tramping the
streets of England, striking not for higher
wages, bnt wages enough to keep them
alive. Politics enters the question to this
extent that it you had no tariff you wouldn't
have any strikes, for there would be no
manufactories. No matter how much the
i tiiiuiai uu rau iuj u". moj muu i
jehoulder to shoulder in defenis of the
capitalist and laborer may fight they stand
tariff Applause. The Bepublican party
has always been the poor man's' party.
GETTING DOWFTO WORK.
Meeting of the Republican County Com
mitteeSinking All Small Jealousies
for the General Good Courts to Be
Asked to Fill Vacancies on Election
The Republican County Committee met
at City Hall yesterday, Chairman Gripp
presiding. The session was short and har
monious. Encouraging reports were made
by the several committees. 'Squire Mc
Geary read the report of Smith Shannon,
Esq., of the Committee on Law, citing the
work that had been done by the committee
in having foreigners naturalized, and
urging that this branch of the
work be attended to. It also
suggested that the courts be appealed to to
wll vacancies in election boards", a duty it
fias the business of the oourts to see to.
On a qnestion as to the space required for
a polling place under tne new oaiiot law,
Chairman Gripp said it would only require
a room 12x13 feet Reports were made by
committees on registration, speakers and
organization. A. C Robertson spoke of
the plan adopted by the latter committee,
and for his clear statement and enthusiasm
received a round of applause. He said that
in the 'past there had been a laxity
of concerted action in the committee owing
largely to small bickerings of the men of
the party themselves which resulted in a
lack of system or discipline cnlminating in
a free-for-all plan of work in each separate
district The general committee was ham
pered in this, and it worked only harm to
the party. Now all the work was laid out
by the Committee on Organization. Its
members were elected by the district com
mittee, and they only will be recognized
officially by the Committee on urbanization,
and any request for work must be made
through the district representative.
The several smaller committees
are grouped to work in unison and agree
what to do. The wards, townships and
boroughs have all been grouped in this way,
and the committee can depend on the united
effort of 420 district committees.
Chairman Gripp spoke cf the Washington
county Republican rally next Wednesday.
Governor McKinley, Hon. John Dalzell
and other celebrities are to be there and
speak, and he urged them all to attend if
WILL HOI GO TO WASHINGTON.
Americas Club Will Be Unable to
Listen to McKlnley's Speech.
The Americus Republican Club met last
night to act on the proposition to partici
pate in the demonstration at Washington
on Wednesday. Tne notice of the meet
ing had been very short, but there was a
good attendance When reports as to the
the condition of the uniforms were asked
for th'e replies were not encouraging. Many
of the members had had their uniforms
destroyed by the fire which burned out
the old quarters on Wood street and had
not since had occasion to replace them.
Others said their hats were too badly worn
to be used. A commnnication was read
from the manufacturer stating that from
ten days to two weeks would be required to
furnish new hats, as they are of a special
pattern made for the Americus only and are
not kept in stock. On this account it was
decided that the club should not go to
It was decided that the club should turn
out in parade on Saturday. October 8. In
case a general demonstration is held on that "J
date the club will participate, it not tne
club will have a parade of its own.
Invitations to visit Greenville, Pa., and
Wheeling, W.Va., were read, but no action
was taken, as the dates were not definitely
fixed. President Brown announced that
the clnb had been presented with portraits
of Harrison and Reid by the Republican
National Committee. They are suitable lor
either the walls of the assembly room or
for display in front of the club house.
They are expected in a few days.
Major Hubley has called a meeting o the
marciiing officers of the club ibr to-morrow
evening at the clubhouse to make arrange
ments for the parade of next Saturday
night week and any other demonstrations
in which the club may participate.
WON THE BANKER,
The Tariff Clnb Had the Largest Attend
ance at the Buffalo Convention.
The Young Men's Republican Tariff Club,
at a large meeting held last night decided
to attend the meeting in Washington next
Wednesday in a body. A good band will
A letter from the Secretary of the Na
tional Republican League was read stating
that the banner awarded to the club by the
National League at Buffalo for the largest
attendance and best appearance will
be presented to the club's delegates
at the State League meeting at Williams
port next Wednesday. The president, sec
retary and a committee from the National
League will attend the State session for the
purpose, and the presentation will be made
a prominent feature of the proceedings.
There will be a remarkable contrast be
tween the State League meeting this year
and that of last year. Instead of several
trainloads of delegates and club members
from this city, as was the case in '91, there
will be less than two carloads this year.
The session is expected to be more im
portant in many respects to the party, but
there is less general interest attached to it
than last year.
"WILL FOEM A MABCHIHG CLUB.
Homewood Republicans Organizing for a
Republicans in the Twenty-first ward
propose to make things lively out that way
during the campaign. A meeting was held
at the office of Alderman Means last night
for the purpose of effecting a permanent
organization. A. H. Edwards was elected
President, Harry Lewis, Vice President;
W, A. Means, Secretary, and J. L. Wright,
Treasurer. It was decided to form a march
ing club, and about 25 names were secured
for membership in this company. Another
meeting will be held next Tuesday evening
in the tame place.
Hill Democrats to Organize.
The Democrats of the Eleventh and Thir
teenth wards will meet to-morrow evening
at the Eleventh ward school hall to hear the
report- of the committee appointed at last
Thursday night's meeting on the formation.
ot an organization lor the campaign. The
candidates for the Legislature will be pres
ent CHIEF BBOWN'S DISPLAY.
He Expects to Make a Good Showing at the
In response to a circular from the Bureau
ot Charities and Corrections of the World's
Fair, Chief Brown has decided to have an
exhibit "at the big show illustrating the
i work of the various bureaus of his depart
ment, particularly that of the police. All
cities of over 50,000 population have been
invited to have similar displays, which will
be placed in the space set aside for the lib
The exhibits will include .maps, charts
and other apparatus illustrating the pres
ent facilities for dealing with criminals and
dependants. The police feature will con
sist, among other things, of miniature
policemen ten inches high showing the
style of uniforms worn by police in various
cities, as well as miniature patrol wagons
and fire apparatus.
Dn. B. IT. Hanitjl. !ye, ear, nose an
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 720 Penn
treet, Pittsburg, Pa, esu
EXPOSITION Black Pattt Sometninenew.
something phenomenal. Don't fail to hear
her. Afternoon and avenine week of Sod-
ner. Afternoon and eyenit
tember 28. -Ono week only.
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SCORING THE JUDGE.
William Wall Amends His Bemarks
by Singling Out a Jurist.
OTHER INFLAMHATORY SPEECHES
Made at a Large Has Meeting of the
. Strikers at Homestead.
SOLDIERS MAT STAY FOR MANY MONTHS
The Amalgamated Association held a well
attended meeting in the rink at Homestead
yesterday afternoon. Acting Chairman ot
the Advisory Board, Thomas Crawford,
W. J. Dillon, President of the Flint
Glass Workers' Association, was the first
"speaker. In the course of his speech he
said: "Ihis is a contest between labor and
capital that will prove of great moment to
workmen in the future. The workmen cannot
be held responsible for this outbreak. It is
simply the result of the oppression of cap
ital. Employers cannot get along without
men, but these men must look out for their
rights. To judge from reports there have
been 17,000 non-union men taken into that
mill since this strike began. Troops
are not needed to keep the peace
here, and I believe the citizens of
Homestead should call a mass meeting to
protest to the Governor against keeping
them here any longer. Contributions are
coming in freely, and the strikers are in
better condition to keep up this fight than
William Wall Singles Oat One Judge.
William Wall, when he arose to speak,
said: "I wish to correct a statement made
by me some time ago from 'this platform,
in which I charged the Court with
being suborned by capital. I want to have
it understood that I did not refer to the
courts in general but to Judge Magee per
sonally, and repeat here that he will not
render a just verdict." His remarks were
confined to the denunciation of ail the Car
negie officials and the public press.
Rev. W. L. Andrews, pastor of a TJni
versalist Church in Allegheny, said: "I
believe a man should think for himself and
not be afrai I to express his own opinions.
I have always been in sympathy with
workmen. Every honest man is in
sympathy with the Homestead strikers.
"H. C Frick is the arch devil who has
caused all this trouble. I wish I had him
here to talk to him for an hour. The
militia is asainst the interests of the work
ingman, and they should not join its ranks.
I believe in law and order, but not such as we
have in Pittsburg. There we have a Law
and Order Society that will hardly allow
you to attend church on Sunday. I do not
believe in such an organization. It was an
institution like this that condemned Christ
to death." He wound up by ringing
charges on everyone and everything con
nected with the present strike, and pre
dicted success for the locked-out men.
Doing Missionary Work.
The other speakers were: William Shee
ban. Vice President of Amalgamated As
sociation; Michael Sotak and N. Moose, of
New York City. The last speaker is Sec
retary of the American International
Workmen's Union. He was working in
the interests of his organization, and
said he had already induced 40 men
from the mechanical department to join,
and expected to secure many more. These
men are not members of the Amalgamated
Association, but have been striking in sym
pathy with the other men irom the mills.
New hope was infused into the locked
out men yesterday on the receipt'of their
first benefits from the association. Nearly
510,000 was received in Homestead. This
was distributed among the members of the
Amalgamated Association. Heretofore all
contributions -hava been received from
private sources. Hereafter regular weekly
benefits will be received. Each member
will receive from 54 to 59 a week, as the
two months of stiiking necessary to 're
ceive help from the association was np last
Thursday, and from this on help will be
A pathetic story is connected with Will
iam Tavlor, a young mill worker, who died
here Wednesday of typhoid fevei, con
tracted in the mill He came from Balti
more, where he had been studying to be
come 'a dentist. He had completed one
year's study when his mnds ran low, and
came to Homestead, induced by the large
wage paid the mill workers. He was
married and had one child, and was living
in a company house on the hill above the
works. After his death the household
goods, clothes, bedding, and everything
were burned, to prevent the disease from
spreading. Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Curry
then gave the widow a wardrobe of four
complete outfits, raised a purse of 5300 for
her, and sent her back to her home in Balti
more. A Small Blot at Mnniiall.
Superintendent Newton, of the Coal and
Iron Police, was hastily summoned to Mun
hall station last evening. He took five
officers with him and hastened to the scene
of action. "When he arrived he found about
300 strikers in a crowd and a small sized
riot :n full swing. The disturbance
was caused by a non-union man moving his
family into a house a short distance irom
the station. The strikers had collected
around the wagon, and were annoying and
abusing him in every possible way. On
the approach of the officers the crowd dis
persed. The superintendent remained on the
ground for some time. Feeling sure no
other trouble would occur, he returned to
the mill, but left two officers to guard the
house bo as to insure its occupants against
For some time the locked out men have
been trying to induce the restaurant keep
ers to refuse to give non-union men
meals. Finding that they could not
ABOU BEN ADHEM.
Abou Ben Adhem may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw within the moonlight in his roomt
Making it rich and like a lily bloom,
A person writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said:
" What writest thou?" The vision raised its head,
And answered in a manner hard to match
"An advertisement for the great DISPA TCHl
For well you know the man who would be wise,
In THE DISPATCH his wants must advertise.
Its rates are,very low, as you have heard.
Its want Ads cost you but a cent a word."
Ben Adhem-answered: "I your meaning catch,
And ALL my ads I'll send to THE DISPATCH!"
And when next day he read it der with zest,
Lo, his advertisement "led all the rest ! !
do this, another means was resorted to
that of raising the price of meals. ProDrie
tor Smith, of the Amiety Hotel, was re
ported to have announced last evening that
beginning with next week, he will charge
50 cents for every meal As this has been a
popular resort for the mill workers, it is
thought this raise from 35 cents will drive
Payday at the Mills.
Yesterday was payday in the mills. Abont
560,000 was given out When the mills were
running full about 580,000 was the usual
amount paid out. Much dissatisfaction
was reported to have been expressed by the
non-union men at the amount received, and
many left not expecting to return. One
melter, whose name could not be "learned,
said that he had been promised 55 a day,
but received only 53 50 and left the mill.
The mill officials now claim to have 2,500
men in the mill. Good progress is said to
be made in all the departments, but the
mechanical is still weak and much trouble
has been experienced there.
Lawrence Offinger raised a disturbance
on Eighth avenue. He had collected quite
a crowd about him. He was expressing his
opinions of the non-union men freely, when
deputies came up and arrested him. He
was put in the guard house of the Sixteenth
Provost Marshal Packeft was relieved of
duty yesterday and returned to his home,
on account of sickness in his family. Cap
tain Crawford is his successor. Major Cur
tin, in speaking of the disposition of the
troops, said: "It is the present intention to
keep the whole regiment here for sometime.
Four companies will then be relieved from
duty and the other four kept here till the
last striker has either left the town or re
turned to work. I do not think the present
difficulty will be settled for many months,
as the disposition shown by the strikers
during the past week shows plainly that
we are needed here and that badly."
A BOY'S PLUCK.
He Picks Up His Dissevered
Carries It Home.
An Italian boy, the 6-year-old son of a
milk peddler at the coal works on the Plum
Creek branch of the Allegheny Valley Rail
road, five miles from Verona, was struck by
the 6 o'clock train this evening, and
probably fatally injured. The train was
making. up and the little fellow crossed the
track in front of the train, which was back
ins up. His arm was cut completely off
above the elbow.
After the car had passed by the boy got
up, picked up the dissevered member and
started for home. Brakeman Dixon ran
after him and helped him to the car; he
was taken to Unity and medical 'attendance
summoned. As the boy is injured internally
it is the opinion of the doctors that he
A HOMESTEAD MAN MISSING.
He Left the Mill to Visit Relatives and Has
Not Been Seen Since.
Henry George, of 5i Norman street, Al
legheny, who has been working in the
Homestead mill for some time past, took
the steamer Tide from Homestead Wednes
day evening to come to Pittsburg to visit
his relatives and has not been heard of
since. A tour of the hospitals was made by
the friends of the missing man, but no one
ot his description had been taken in.
George's father is very ill with typhoid
fever, and the sudden disappearance of the
son has had a very serious effect upon his
HOT POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED,
Queer Circumstances Connected With a
Body Found at Walls Station.
A man's body with both legs broken and
the head badly crushed was found on the
tracks at Walls station yesterday. Last
night it was identified partially as that of
William Powers, of this city. Andrew Mc
Graw, brother of Powers' deceased wife,
was sure the body was Powers', but would
not certify. TwoTazors, supposed to have
been Btolen from.a barber shop at Turtle
Ceeek, as well as a loaded revolver and a
tool resembling a burglars' jimmy, was
found on the body. An investigation is
A BIG GASSEB.
The Plnhook Field Produces Its First
Oil was struck in the Haffey well,.near
Milltown, yesterday morning, and is flow
ing in laree quantities. The well belongs
to the Carnegie Steel Company, but the oil
right belongs to Say & Haymaker, and was
put down for gas.
This is the first large oil well yet struck
ju the famous Pinhook gas field, and has
created great excitement among operators.
The strike was made in what is called the
100-foot sand, 1,800 feet from the surface.
BENEFITS AND PAY GIVEN OUT.
Both Strikers and Non-Union Workers Re
ceived Money Yesterday.
Yesterday the strikers at Twenty-ninth
and Thirty-third street mills received their
first strike benefits from tbe National
Lodge of the Amalgamated Association.
One week's benefit was paid to every mem
ber of the association in good standing.
The men at both the Upper and Lower
Union mills received their pay yesterday.
EXPOSITION Black Patti. Something new,
something phenomenal. Don't fail to hear
her Afternoon and evening week of Sep
tember 28. One week only.
Slightly shopworn, at a rednotion of $20 to
$60. Pittsbdeo Cycle Co.,
428 Wood street.
Fint:tmmE packed, hauled and stored.
Hauoh & Keen as, 33 Water street
EXPOSITION'. Black Patti, the musical
piodigy, week or September 25, afternoon
GERM FACTORY READY.
Pittsburg, Haying Failed to Secure a
Case of Cholera, Is Now
PEEPAEED TO MAKE IT TO 0EDEB.
One Million Germs Can Fe Manufactured
Daily This TVaj.
DE. SANDS TO MAKE AN IXYESTIGATION
Pittsburg will raise its own cholera
germs. For the past several weeks every
nook and corner in Pittsburg and Allegheny
has been searched, but not one case ot this
dreaded epidemic could be found. Exas
perated by its efforts, the city has decided
to start a germ factory of its own, with an
output of 1,000,000 germs daily.
Yesterday there arrived at the Depart
ment of Public Safety an inenbator. It
was promptly set np in the gymnasium
building at the Central station, and in a
few days several well-developed specimens
of the' cholera bacteria will be put on ex
hibition and given out for examination.
The inception of this new industry into
Pittsburg is the idea by Dr. W. H Mercur.
It is his intention to start a cholera school.
The physicians of the city can watch the
growth and life of these little death dis
tributors. The doctors are to study their
diet and to acquaint themselves with their
dislikes. By this Institution the Depart
ment of Public Safety hopes' to have
the doctors so schooled that when cholera
does come they will be ready to cope
Can Manufacture 1,000,000 Germs Dally.
Dr. Mercur says the germ can easily be
studied. A ball of cotton will be inserted
in the offthrowings of the patient to collect
the germs and then placed in a sealed jarf
It is said the ratio of increase is in the pro
portion of geometrical progression to the
extent that one germ multiplies 1,000,000
times in 24 honrs by the aid of the inen
bator. This death-producing device is a
little box-shaped arrangement 3 feet by 4,
fitted up with shelves and cylinders. It is
heated by gas, and can be put to work in a
The inspection of immigrants is still go
ing on by direction .of the Department of
Public Safety. Last night Dr. Sands looked
into the condition of seven peopl e who came
into the city by the .Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. Two of them, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
McConnell, of Killarney, Ireland; were
bound to Pittsbure, and, after Dr. Sands
became satisfied they were all right and
passed them, they went to 136 Edmund
street, Fourteenth ward.
Immigrants Slipping Into Pittsburg.
The others were William Lynch, his wife
and three children, all of whom went to
Beaver Falls. There was no sickness
among any of them and all had
certificates from the Ellis Island
quarantine station, having arrived there
three days ago by the steamer Ethiopia.
Dr. Sands has an idea that more or less im
migrants come over the Baltimore and Ohio
road than are reported to him,and to-day he
intends to go to Connellsville and watch
the train for Pittsburg there. While there
he will make inquiry as to how often im
migrants pass over the road and what trains
they are usually booked on, and if his sus
picions are correct he will go to Connells
ville daily hereafter.
MAEKET STREET BLOCKADED.
Bill Posters Do It and They
The bill posters of four of the theaters of
the town created a rumpus last night on
Market street, which resulted in the locking
up of six of the principals.
On Market street, near Fifth avenue,
workmen had been laying a pipe dnring the
week and as they had not finished the job
last night, they left the earth piled up to
some four feet alongside the excavation.
The bill posters seized on the pile of
soft clay to plant their show boards.
The posters began to place the boards at
the locality at 7 o'clock and at 10 o'clock
the street looked like a ciicus. Every
available foot of Bpace was taken up and
the rivals began to pile their respective
signs in front of some other fellow's.
This nearly occasioned a riot and about 11
o'clock Superintendent of Police O'Mara
ordered out the reserve and raided the men
who were standing around watching their
boards. They all put up forfeits at the
lockup for a hearing to-morrow. They will
be charged wtth violating a city ordinance,
as their work obscured entirely the danger
lamps that had been placed about the exca
vation. TID BITS."
EXPOSTnON. "To God, thy country, and
thy friends be true." The Exposition
is thy friend, gentle reader, be true to
It; give it thy countenance and en
couragement, it is in every sense most
worthy of it.
EXPOSITION. "Brevity Is the soul of wit."
We will not take up your time telling
about the Exposition; yon probably
have been theie and know all abont ic
Every thing good that Is said about the
Exposition is true.
EXPOSITION. "Thick as autumnal leaves
that strew the brooks of Vallombrosa,"
ate tbe pleasant sights to be found at
the .Exposition. You will enjoy every
moment of the time spent there.
EXPOSITION. "Where care lodges, sleep
will never He." Suppose you take a
rest from care for a day and visit the
Exposition. Ton will enjoy It, go
borne refreshed and sleep like a top all
EXPOSITION. "With all thy faults we love
tbee still." Dear old Exposition, thou
art entwined in our hearts; we long to
keep thee with us always.
(Something new to-morrow.)
Expressmen and teamsters,
and heavy-weight harness
See onr light
PrrrsBUBO Habxess Emporium,
12S Wood street.
EXPOSITION. Blnck Patti, the musical
wonder, week of September 26, afternoon
DELP & BELL.
We have just placed on sale another
carload of our wonderful
Cabinet Folding Bed at $18.
The regular price of this bed Is $25 every
where. Thoy ai e going last. Call early and
leave your order.
DELP & BELL,
IS and 15 Federal St., Allegheny.
N. B. See the bargains we offer in cham
ber and parlor suits. se25-uwr3u
' CALLING CAKDS,
W. V. DERM1TT & CO.,
Engravers, Printers, Stationers,
Law Blank Publishers,
(07 Grant itreet and 89 Sixth avenue.
SAYS HE ISA CRIMINAL
A Butler Man Writes a Letter Claims He
Has Been Beduced From Prosperity
Through Bad Company and Will Give
Himself Up to the Police.
A peculiar letter was received by The
Dispatch last night from W. J. Klingen
smith, the postmark on the envelope show
ing it had been mailed at 2:30 p. M. from
Butler, Pa. Superintendent O'Mars and
the detectives at City Hall were shown the
letter and all declared the name struck
them familiarly, though they could not
place the writer nor remember any of his
alleged crookedness. Superintendent O'Mara
said, however, that if Mr. IOingensmith
would call on him he would do what he
could to assist him. The letter follows:
Butler, Sept. U, 1892.
To tbe Editor of The Dispatch:
Deaii Sib The citizens of PtttsburEC and
Allegheny will no doubt be surprised on
reading this letter, yet it is my desire to
have it published In The Sujidat Dispatch.
In so doing you will not only oblige me but
will give Information to the proper authori
ties in regard to a boarding house swindle
that had been conducted by myself In tho
two cities. I was at one time a prosperous
uusmgss maa m jritisuarg ana Alieneny,
respected as an honest, uprisbt citizen.
JJeetinz with misfortune in different chan
nels and led on by companions whose only
pursuit was my ultimate downfall, I
have arrived at tne inevitable end that of
a criminal in tbe eyes of the law, a disgraced
man In the sight o: friends and tamily.
Meeting with misfortune at every turn I
have concluded that, the only way to re
trieve myself is to return to Pittsburg, put
myself in tbe hands of tbe authorities,
make amends to thoe I have wronzed
financially and stand before the world aualn.
an honest man, entitled to the respect ot all
men. 1 will appear at police headquarters
the first of next week and hope the authori
ties will be notified of my whereabouts and
my intentions. I remain, yours respectfully,
W. J. hLIHQEfSMrrH,
at present in Butler, Fa.
ETJBT 05 BAILBOADS.
Several People Beceive Severe Injuries
While Working Around Cars.
George Stahl, aged 12 years, was proba
bly fatally crushed while crawling under a
coal train on the Pennsylvania Railroad
siding at Twenty-sixth street yesterday
morning. A shifting engine ran against
the cars, starting them. The wheels passed
over the boy's legs. The other accidents
for the day follow:
Henderson Stewart Henderson, of Irwin,
a Pennsylvania Bailroad brakeman, was
caught between cars while making a coup
ling and seriously crushed. He.was taken
II eb:tick W. L. Hernick Is at the West
Penn Hospital Buffering from internal In
juries received while coupling cars at Bode
baugh Junction on the Pennsylvania Bail
road. DuifOAW Thomas Duncan attempted to
board tbe last car of a passenger train below
East Liberty station. He was thrown with
great violence on the rough stone ballast
along the track, receiving painful Injuries to
his face, breast and bands.
Jamison George Jamison's horse was
frightened by boys on Penu avenue yester
day. The horse shied, throwing the rider
oyer its head, breaking his arm and injuring
DuHCAir William Duncan, Jr., the 10-year-old
son ot Lieutenant Duncan, broke his
arm yesterday while playing on Boyd
AT ONE-THIRD PBICE.
Boys' Suits 81 SO and 82 24.
Monday we will sell 1,500 boys' sults.sizes I
to It, neat casslmeres and cheviots, pleated,
plain or donble-breasted, at $1 50 and $2 24.
Just one-third the regular price. Ask for
them. P. U. C. C Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
EXPOSITION Black Patti, the gem of gems
in tbe musical line, week of September 26,
afternoon and evening, don't tail to bear
3. W. Baxmr suggests that if the Bepubli
can policy raises or maintains wazes, that
all whoso wages have been increased vote
for Dalzell, and all whos wages have not
been increased, or have been reduced, vote
for Breen. Nothing fairer than that.
EXPOSITION. Black Patti, the mnslcal
wonder, week of September 26, afternoon
New lines of Ladies'
Jackets, Capes, Wraps
and Traveling Gar
ments now ready.
Choice collections of
an tne late styles, re
liable goods and at
Ladies' Jackets The
new styles are very
much longer than here
tofore. We show com
plete assortments in all
lengths; 32 inches to
40 inches, in all 'the
ones, with Watteau,
Plaited and Plain
backs, and the new
Short Triple Capes,
in great variety,
trimmed and plain
colors and blacks.
We will close out
this week our remain
ing assortments of me
dium - weight Cloth
Capes, grays and
blacks, at very much
New lines of Ladies'
plete assortment of
sizes, in light and dark
colorings, with or with
out sleeves, and. lined
or not, as desirep!.
GQB. FIFTS 1VL AND MARKET ST.
THE CASH GROCER,
WILL SAVE YOU MONEY,
We want to call your attention this
week to an article of housefurnishing
This is a regular $3.50 Wringer
You have had it offered to you as a
"bargain" at this price.
NOVELTY OR KEYSTONE WRINGER
The Novelty and the Keystone are
the two best wringers on the market
They ate sold all over town at from
$6 to $8 each.
These are not special prices for one
day nor for one week.
They are our regular prices and we
give them as samples of all our prices.
If you have bought one of these
wringers lately, put on your thinking
cap and recall what you paid for it.
It will make you feel badly to think
of how much more you paid. But
you will save money in the end by it.
Unless we are mistaken, you will
come to one of our stores or send for
our Large Weekly Price List to see
our prices on other goods.
If you do this, we know we will
have a new customer and you will
Goods delivered free of charge to
all points within 200 miles.
24and25 Diamond Square,Pittsburg.
Cor.Ohio and Sandusky Sts., Allegh'y.
This Week Only.
Ingrain Carpets at 25c a yard.
Ingrain Carpets, better grade.at 31c.
Lace Curtains at 60c to $4 a pair.
The above are all fresh, new goods.
We have from 40 to 50 styles in the
two grades of Carpet, and the prices
we have put on them are just ONE
HALF what they are selling for every
where. Just the thing for bedroom
or kitchen. This is positively the
last week for these goods at the re
627 AND 629 PENN AVE.
BIBER & EAST0N.
TABLE DAMASKS, Eta
A few Towel Bargains:
AN EXTRA GRADE
At 10c, or 1.20 per dozen.
At i2c, or $1.25 per dozen
At 1 6c, or 1.90 per dozen.
At 22c, or 2.50 per dozen.
Barbers, hotelkeepers and private
families will find the above line en
tirely satisfactory. They are all linen
with merit in every thread.
Turkisk Towels at 8c, 10c,
12jc and up.
In New and Beantlfol Designs.
To make a doll season active in onr Llnea
Department, -we offer yon special loir prices.
Red- and Cream Damasks at 25a
. Extra All-Linen Damasks, 58-inch,
Extra 66-inch Scotch Damasks at
50c, worth 60c
Many pieces German Damasks i
65c, worth 75c
At75o and $1 onr line of 72-Inch Bleached
Damasks, with Napkins to match, lnritea
very careful attention.
BIBER & EAST0N,
05 SD 507 MAEKET ST.