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THE PITTSBUBG DISPATCH. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER- 25. 1893.
To Criticisms Made on His
Pirst Campaign Speech,
and Names Groyer
AS SOON AS HE GETS HP
At One of the Largest Political Meet
ings Ever fleld in Buffalo.
, CLEVELAND'S IDEAS OP TARIFF
Eeproducsd tr the Han T ho Missed the
domination at Chicago.
THE DATEXrOKT BILL EOUNDLT BOOKED
Buffalo, Sept 24. One of the largest
political meetings ever held in this city was
the reception at Music Hall to-night Sena
tor Hill, Lieutenant Governor Sheehan and
John Temple Graves, of Georgia, reached
NJlufialoat5:10r. jr. They dined and re
ceived callers at the Iroquois Hotel.
Promptly at 8 P. M. they were escorted from
the hotel to the hall by the Cleveland
Democracy. State Committeeman Shey
called the meeting to order and Hon. D. N.
Lockwood was made Permanent Chairman.
Iilr. Lockwood dwelt briefly on the issues
of the campaign and roundly denounced the
force bill and the HcKinley tarifl. He then
introduced the principal speaker of the
evening, Senator David B. Hill, who said
I am here to-night to aid in the promotion
of Democratic principles and to advocato
the election of Grover Cleveland and Adlai
S:evonon. Tremendous Applause. No
apology or explanation is needed for my
course for over ten years it has been my
custom at each annual election to appear
iiclorc my lellow citizens and contribute my
eliaio toward me discussion of the political
questions or the hour. You did not believe
that this campaign would prove an excep
tion to the usual rule, and vou are not dis
appointed. Anions honorable men the loyal
discharge of political duty ontweurhs "all
minor considentions, and in this crisis ot
our country's history, and In this great
emergency, in our party affairs individual
disappointments or even alleged peisonal
injustice should bo subordinated in the
faitlilul peiforroance of political obligations
not as a mero matter of expediency, but
from a high and stein sense of duty.
"o Time Tor Petty Jealousies.
Permit me to suggest that we have all of
us now a mission to fulfill. Tetty Jealousies
must be dismissed, tegular organizations
mu3t be respected, party discipline must bo
enforced, dissensions must be healed, and
apathy must give way to enthusiasm, in
order that the grand old party to -which we
are proud to belong may secure the triumph
tif light principles and woik out the noble
destiny t Inch ought surely to await it. The
con nol of this Got eminent for many years
to come, by one or the other of tho two si eat
political parties, is the prize at hazard in the
pendu.x contest, in which all other consid
erations should sink into insignificance.
There can be no reasonable doubt that
tariff taxation will continue to be the per
manent policy of the Got eminent, notwith
standing the opinions of sincere but imprac
ticable theorists, who advise its abandon
ment. The dispute between the two parties
arises over the extent, effect and objects of
our taxation. The conclusive and sufficient
objection to a piotective tariff is that it is
nn abuc of the axing po er of the Govern
ment: it compels the whole people to pay
tribute ton tew; it is a system based npon
Injustice and unfair discriminations, and
tends to build up monopolies.
Vlicre Hill "Would Have tho Surplus.
The Democratic position is so plain and
reasonable that he who reads may under
stand it. It believes that the tru: and con
stitutional purpose of a tariff is the raising
ornecessary revenue for thoupjoit of the
Government, and that is all. Let the tariff
be high'or low, as the needs of the Goovrn
liient mat require. Let it not be so high or
Ion as to create a surplus in the Treasury.
The place for sumlus taxes is in the pockets
1 the people, and not in the Federal Treas
ure The Republican position is that the Gov
ernment should use its otiwers of taxation to
build up prnate industries by placing tariff
rates so hh.li that they will absolutely pro
hibit 'orcign importations or prevent atiy
tenous competition with any suon indust
ries. The Republicans believe that the
question of let enue should be a minor con
sideration in the forming of a tariff bill, and
that the fostering of some industries should
lie the pi unary one. They shut their eyes
to tho fact that they ate unnecessarily in
terfering with the natural laws of
trade. They ignore the falue or foreiim
trade, or assume to believe that foreign
countries will trade with us, though we
purchase nothing Jrom them. They forget
t.iat r ciprcclty cannot be onesided. They
nppeal to the selfishness or the people
nnil lo their natural jealousies of and ani
mosities against foieign countries.
The Tariff a Conceded Benefit.
I am willing to concede that the first or
immediate effect or a liigh tariff npon anew
industry is usually to increase Jirices and
Mimulate business; but this effect is gener
ally followed by undue competition occa
sioned by the very success incident to the
favoritism shown; then overproduction
results, then a stagnation in business ensues
and in the end there conies a reduction of
wages a fall in prices and bankruptcy to
many industries. This is a falthtul picture
of tuo evils of protection, drawn from the
liu-iness history of this country for oter 70
3 cars. Stimulants to business through tat iff
lavoritism are as unsatisfactory as the con
tinued nnd inordinate indulgence of intoxi
cating liquors by men. The first effect is
pleasant enough, but the inevitable general
result is disa-ti ous allui e and ntter ruin.
IV hj should the Government by the use or
nb.:9e of the taxing power of the Govern
ment attempt to build up Industries where
pitvHte enterprise and private capital are
jiot willing to accept the risk? Why should
tho whole people be unnecessarily taxed for
lialf tneir lit es, and compelled to pay ex
travagant pi ices for certain manufactured
articles, in oider to set them somewhat
cheaper duilng the other half of their lives T
"Why should theGovernment,at the expense
of all the people, offer special Inducements
to a few to embark upon a particular busi
ness m a field where men of genius and en
terprise have of their own accord refused to
Able to Compete With Any Country.
1 do not believe that our American manu
factures require the protection which the
Republican party seems so anxious to roist
upon them, especially ir they were provided
with fieeraw materials, as the Democratic
party proposes to do. We are already un
derselling foreign manuiacturers in most or
uny of themaiketsor tho world, and if we
can compete with them abroad, especially
in tneir own m irkets, there ould seem to
lie no real necessity of taxing our people
lotigei in order to enable our own manufac
turers to compete with foreign ones at our
t cry doors. All that America needs Is a
lice fleld and a fair fight in the race of life
nnd she will piove invincible in nearly
et erv department of human activity.
Public taxation canuotmake a whole com
munity rich. Ihere must inevitably be in
equalities. Ihe game of poker was once
jecotnmended to a gentleman as a game in
which eveibody won something. lie tried
it and he knows more than ne did. Me
found that ir anybody won anything, some
one else had to lose. So in governmental
afiairs. If a few men acquire wealth with
out earning it, but through the favor of a
paternal government, it must be at the ex
pense o. tho great body of taxpayers.
The great masses of the laboiing people of
the countrt have nothing but their labor to
self, and, lauoi is upon the tree list. Their
real iuteiist lies m securing reasonable
wages and iu purchasing everything which
they ouy at the cheapest prices possible
and hence any kind of a tariff is a burden
ana not a benefit to them.
Where the Farmer Doesn't Come In.
The fanner receives no benefit from this
protective system, because, from the natural
condition of things, he must sell bis princi
pal productions in the great European
maikets, where pricos are fixed for the
w oild, while he must buy his supplies in
this country, whero everything is taxed to
benefit wittio other occupation. In other
-words, ho tells In a free trade market and
out h in a. proiectea one, ana gets tne worst
or the bargain in both instances.
The last -step which the Republican party
took in the direction of centralized govern-
ment was In the attempted enactment of
thu offensive s.'id infnnitnns measure now
J know as the Davenport force bllL Presl-
aent uarrison, in nis very eiaoorate ana
characteristic letter of acceptance, seeks to
avoid the issue, but nowhere does he repudi
ate the measure which his pii ty press still
vigorously sustains. The issue la before the
people. It must be met and decided.
I have read the prolix and, preposter
ous provisions ot the Dtvenportbill, and I
speak not as a pin tisan, but as an American
citizen, jealous of the liberty whloh my
country's institutions insure for me, and de
voted to the preservation of tho simplicity
of her governmental system when I de
nounce this measure as a dangerous exer
cise of constitutional authority, a menace
to our theory of government and an insult
to the people of the State. It Is an arbitrary
aot of despotism, justified by no precedent,
made necessary by no political conditions,
but put forward solely to insure Be publican
control of Congress.
Reform Ballot Laws In Several States.
The Davenport bill, instead of being In
the interest of put e elections, is a direct
thrust at them. To prevent such scenes as
characterized the election of 188S, several
States have recently passed reform laws
which, it is believed, will make Dribery and
Intimidation almost impossible. New York
has such a law. In Indiana there is one.
Connecticut and New Jersey each have one.
Numerous other States now have one. But
the Uavenpott bill, if enforced, would prao
tically render those laws useless, although
its provisions aro carefully worded to pro
duce an opposite impression.
The country would practically be paying
for a house-to-house canvass in every elec
tion district ror the lniorinatlou and advan
tage or the Republican party. The saored
right of representation would depend upon
the integrity ot a lew pal tisan ofnceis. The
conflict between the State and Federal au
thoiltles would be radical and violent. Re
spect lor law would be broken down among
the ignorant. Free expression of the popu
lar will would be gagged by a horde ot un
scrupulous partisans. Race prejudice would
be engendered at the Souih fierce paity
feeling, it not open rebellion, everywhere.
If the Republicans should carry the com
ing election there Is no moral doubt ihnt
this measure will be pressed again. The
party which has so firmly entrenched itself
in power: the party which set at defiance the
will o; the people by arbitrarily overturning
popular majorities' in the last Congress:
Which has obtained the means ot profuse
expenditure by legislative favoritism;
which has created States to Increase its
political strength, ami which proposed in
the Davenport force bill to make itselt the
arbiter of every Federal election that party
win not nesitate to revive tins om at tne
very flist opportunity, it a Republican Pies
idetit nnd a Republican Congress shall be
the result of his election.
We must dilUently exert ourselves to op
pose this great issue of centralization
which certainly confronts us. It presents a
more serious problem than any commercial,
industrial or financial question, more vital
to our country's future weiiare, mure essen
tial to the preservation of our institutions.
Speeches by the Lesser Lights.
After the applause had subsided, Chair
man Lockwood introduced Hon. William F.
Sheehan. The reception accorded him has
seldom, if ever, been equaled in this city.
The audience rose and cheered for several
minutes. He said in part:
Democratic tradition and Democratic
manhood ulike demand prompt and hearty
acquiescence in the judgment of Democratic
conventions. Tour duty is plain, and so is
mine. Work intelligently, work unsel
fishly for the election of Grover Cleveland
and Adlai Stevenson, that our loyalty may
be rewarded by a triumphant Democratic
Herbert P. Bissell was the next speaker.
His address was short, but forcible, and
was vigorously applauded. John Temple
Graves, of Georgia, was next introduced.
His address was lengthy, and one of the
most eloqurnt ever delivered in this city.
More than 6,000 people gained admit
tance to the hall, but about 3,000, who were
unable to get in the halL held an open-air
meeting, which was addressed by local
P0WDEELY STILL A P0P0LIIK
He Hasn't Changed His Coat and Didn't Say
That He Had.
If EW YORK, Sept 2. Special.' In re
sponse to a query from an afternoon paper
here, the following was received to-day:
Sckastos, Sept. 23, ISM.
I have not been iu Wiikesbarro; did not
meet Mr. Black there or at the depot there;
did not say that I was a Republican last
year or this year. I intend to vote 'or Gen
eral Weavei, tho ctndidate or the Peop.e'a
party, and have not stated otherwise to any.
one T. VPowdeblt.
The original statement that Mr. Powderly
had joined the Republican ranks was al
leged to have been made by the Master
Workman to Hon. Chauncey P. Black, ex
Lieutenant Governor ot Pennsylvania, at a
railroad station in Wilkesbarre. The same
paper seeking to verity the published state
ment also telegraphed to Mr. Black, and
received the following reply:
York, Pa., Sept. 23.
Mr. Powderly made no such statement to
me. Chauscet r. Black.
The 3IIsceIlanies of Politics.
The President yesterdar appointed Irving
A. Benton, of Utah, to be United States Mar
shal for the Territory of Utah.
A State meeting of fie People's party was
held at Rockland, Me., yesterday, and rati
fied the nominations of Presldeutal electors
named at the Gardiner convention.
Johit B. Totoo, the People's party candi
date for District Attorney in Beaver county,
was yesterday indoised by the Demociatic
County Committee, the Democrats having
no nomination lor that office.
At a city convention held in St. Louis the
following nominations for Congress were
made by the Prohibitionists: Tenth district,
Georgia W. Qninn; Eleventh idstrict. Rev. J.
L. Parsons; Twelfth district, Rev. J.H.Garri
son. The notice of appeal from the decision
of the General Term In the Oneida county,
N. T., case, testing the constitutionality of
the legislative apportionment law, was filed
with the Clerk or the Court of Appeals
yesterday. A notice of appeal in the .Monroe
county case has not yet been filed.
The Lynch faction of the Mississippi Re
publican Executive Committee, after much
discnsslon, yesterday decided for the pres
ent at least that no Republican Presidental
electoral ticket should be put In the field.
A committee was appointed to effect, If pos
sible, a reconciliation with the Hill faction
of the committee.
THIS GIVES YOU A CHANCE
To Buy a Tine Suit of Clothes for S9 80,
"Worth S20 Monday Sale at the P. C. C. C.
A great suit sale, and each suit in the lot
marked at the bargain price of $9 SO an offer
that will awaken the people bright ana early
on Monday and send them to our store.
Young men, you who are in the habit of
going to high-priced tailors; stylish dressers,
who always want the newest and best;
gentlemen, who desire to buy fine suits
cheap, and every man that wants to savo
money, we say to you, come to our $9 80 suit
sale on Monday. We will sell you a fine
dress suit or a stylish business suit for $9 80
as good as you always pay $20 for. Ask to
see them. Plain black goods, stylish rough
or smooth cloths, elegant twills or nobby
checks and wide wales. Yonr choice $9 8Q,
sack, cutaway or double-breasted styles.
P. C. C C Clothiers, corner Grant and Dia
mond streets, opposite the new Court
SInses and the Atlantic Babies.
Mr. Morris E. Moses, of this city,. who first
introduced the pleasing and novel feature
known as the Baby Parade last season on
the board walk of Atlantic City, has com
pleted all arrangements with the mayor to
conduct it again. Mr. Moses is known as a
hustler and anything be nndertakes in the
way of advertising always proves a perfect
Pun may be expected by all who are fortu
nato enough to be in Atlantic during this
EXPOSITION Black Patti, the wonder of
v onders, nt the Exposition, week of Sep
tember 26, afternoon aud evening.
TVere the Moths
In yonr furs? No doubt many of the ladles
have made many such unpleasant discov
eries. Do not lose heart. I can make them
loot as good as new and at little expense to
yon. At the same time I can alter tbem Into
any stvle selected by you. Call early, please,
W k. Geabowskt, Practical Furrier,
707 Penn avenue.
English Lone Tag
Coach harness at Pittsburg Harness Em
porium, 3 Wood street.
Srxcnz. SALii or carpets continued one
more week. Bead Qroetzlnger's ad. on sec
A COMMITTEE OF FIFTY
Appointed to Arrange for an Appropriate
Celebration of Columbus Day.
There is to be a big meeting in Common
Council chamber at 10 o'clock on Tuesday
morning of all those interested in the cele
bration "of Columbus Day, Friday, Octo
Mayor Kennedy,of Allegheny, anJ Mayor
Gourley made up a committee of 60 yester
day to make the celebration a success. The
committee represents nearly all the nation
alities, professions, social and religious
faiths, clubs, public schools, societies and
sects of the two cities. The general committee
is as follows: H. C. BloedeL Charles B.
Weitershatteen, Heinrich Stockman, Joseph
Lautner, Fred Gwinner, Charles Ehlers,
Dr. Beinard Bath, Jacob Trautman, Prof.
John Morrow,' Lewis McMulIen, Wm. Ger
wig, Hon. John N. Neeb, Hon. J. L. Gra
ham, P. Beilstein,August Snyder, Emanuel
Wertheimer, W. T. Bradberry, Henry
Baker, Wm. B. Hamilton. Prof. George J.
Luckey, Dr.W. H. McKelvy.Chas. Reisfar,
Jeremiah Dunlevv, Jr., Joseph Bosenski,
J. W. Sullivan, Frank P. Smith, J. a
O'Donnell, A. V. D. Wntterson, John J.
Davis, Major J. F. Denniston, Major A. J.
Logan, Captain A. E. Hunt, Heber Mc
Dowell, Scott Dibert, & TJ. Trent, Captain
J. D. McFarland. Dr. J. M. Duff, L. E.
Hirscb, Dr. A. E. McCandlcss, Joseph
Cuneo, William X Kerr, George Pfisterer,
Ed Frauenheim. John Madden, H. F.
Dempsey, John P. Eberhart. W. J. Smith,
William Weihe, A. Sborigi, John Gripp,
George Knnkle, Miles Humphries aud A.
J. Edwards. '
HIS FOEIY-FIFrH BIETHDAY.
Building Inspector Brown Celebrates the
Event In a Pleasant "Way.
Building Inspector Brown celebrated his
forty-filth birthday ytsterday evening. Quite
a number of Mr. Brown's friends assembled
at his house at Wylie and Kirkpatrick ave
nues to wish hira many happy returns of
the day. During the evening ex-Sheriff
McCandless in well-chosen words presented
Mr. Brown with a handsome easy chair.
Eev. J. J. Patterson received the gift on
behalf of Mr. Brown. This was a peculiar
coincidence, as Mr. McCandless acted in the
same canacity 23 years ago at the marriage
of Mr. Brown, when another chair was pre
sented him. Further, Bev. Patterson at
that time responded on behalf of Mr. Brown.
Those present were: Bev. J. J. Patterson,
Rev. W. Donaldson, Warden McAleese,
John Semple, John Spratt, Georce Cham
bers, Marsh Gardiner, O. K. Gardiner, A.
Q. Shannon, Thos. McMurray, Buildiug In
spector Hoffman, Morris Miller, Robert
McCnry, Will, George and A. B. Brown,
Ed Dunbar, Dr. Ferson, Dr. J. M. Douthett,
Crosby Gray, Ex-Sheriff McCandless, John
and K. B. Petty. Sam McCutcheon, Prof.
Eberhart, B. D. Alexander, Frank Hutch
inson, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Dunbar, Mrs.
Hutchinson, Miss Hutchinson and Miss
A Home for Catholic Orphans.
The Catholic Protectorate Association of
the diocese of Pittsburg and Allegheny will
meet this evening in Floyd's Hall, 'Liberty
street, opposite the Union depot The
object of the meeting is to devise ways and
means to provide a home tor Catholic
orphan children after leaving the various
asylums. All Catholic societies aie re
quested to send a representative.
Will Get About Twenty Ter Cent
Twenty members of the delunct lodge,
No. 355, Progressive Benefit Order, of Al
legheny, met at Boyle's Hall, Allegheny,
last night, and filed their claims against the
general lodge to the assignee, Arthur Lord,
and granted power of attorney to George C.
Leitch to collect their claims It is be
lieved that 21 cents on the dollar will be
Some Wheeling Jewelry Found.
Chief of Police Kicoll, of Wheeling,
notified Superintendent O'Mara yesterday
that two of the watches pawned here bv
yHobson and Sutton, the men arrested at a
boarding house on Is tnth street last week,
belong to a lot of jewelry stolen in Wheel
ing about three months ago. He also asks
for a description ot two watch chains re
Women Steal Coal.
Joseph Keeling charges Julia Bartkhow
ski with stealing coal from the platform at
the head of South Twelfth street Mr.
Keeling states that there are a number of
women in that neighborhood who have been
stealing coal for several months, and this is
the first ot a series of prosecutions that are
to follow unless the practice is stopped.
A McKeesport Labor Meeting.
A mass meeting in the interest of Home
stead's strikers was held in McKeesport
last night The enthusiasm developed was
really great in view of the laet that there
are no new developments to keep it alive.
SNAP SHOTS AT CITY EVERTS.
Coboneb McDowell was notified last night
of the sudden death of John McDonough, 15
years of &fe, at his home in Clay alley.
The annual rair of the Beaver County Ag
ricultural Society will commence Tues
day and continue Wednesday,Thursday and
The ladles of the Southsido Hospital have
received permission from Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker to hold a fair in the old
Frvx cases of diphtheria and three of scar
letina were reported to the Health Buieau
-yesterday. The Twenty-third ward has one
case oi eacn. xne rest are scattered.
A deme3ted man, without clothing, was
picked np in the West End yesterday. He is
supposed to be James Curley, who disap
peared irom Johnstown a tew days ago.
The big bell on City Hall was being re
paired yesterday. It was tolled several
times and thi led to tho roport that Mrs.
Harrison, the President's wife, was dead.
Services will be held at Sf. Luke's P. E.
Church, Pearl street Twentieth ward, this
morning at 1030 and evening at 7:3a Tne Rt.
Rev. C Whitehead will officiate at the even
Edward A. Timberle, employed at Steven
son's tin shop. Liberty street, was seized
with cholera morbus. Some excitable per
sons declared it was Asiatic cholera, and
caused a brief scare.
Thoxas Jakes and his S-weeks-old daugh
ter, who were reported as having the small
pox on Friday, were removed to the Munici
pal hospital yesterday. They are not con
sidered serious cases.
All the new city weigh scales were
ODened for use yesterday. The coal weigh
ing ordinances will hereafter be rigidly enforced.-
A fine ot t-0 (s imposed on dealers
giving short weights or tailing to furnish
their customers with a ticket from the
weigbmaster. The fee for weighing is 6 cents
for less and 8 cents for oyer SO bushels.
HOT IK LINE WITH THE LAW.
Mes. Nettie Prestoit is charged' with as
saulting Annie Butger in Allegheny.
JosErn Powetka, an Italian, is In jail on a
charge of nearly disemboweling a fellow
countryman at Coultersvllle.
Mabie Duoak, formerly of Brady's Bend,
was arrested on the Sonthslde yesterday on
suspicion of haying killed her newly-born
William HoGill, Spratt Reynolds and Pat
McCarty, boys, are charged with stealing
coal f i om the yard of the Castle Shannon
Chables Tbbi:t, of 46 Robinson street, Al
legheny, is charged with going home drunk,
smashing the furniture, and turning his
mother and sister Into the street.-
Captatk Desfistojt recovered a set of sur
gical instruments yesterday that had been
stolen from Dr. Moyer's office on Fifth ave
nue last week. The thiet was Dan Jordan,
who was arrested on Friday night in the act
act of burglarizing a house on Washington
iVilliax Comstoxe, claiming to be a brick
layer employed by Eberhart & Co., of Alle
gheny, snatched a valuable necklace from
Clara Bradley, at htr place on Third avenne,
last night, and ran away. He was pursued
and captured. Anotnor man who was with
0PEM& NEW FIELDS.
Eailroad Enterprise in West Virginia
That Will Help Pittsburg.
AN IMPORTANT B. & 0. EXTENSION.
Cars Will Boon Be Running From This City
Direct to Uorgantown.
THE FENNST IS ALSO ON TIIE MOTE
The most important piece of recent rail
road building in Western Pennsylvania is
that by virtue of which it will in a few
months be possible to go from Pittsburg
into the heart of West Virginia without
traveling around by Wheeling or Cumber
land. This will be accomplished by the ex
tension of the Baltimore and Ohio line from
TJniontown, Pa., to Morgantown, W. Va.,
which enterprise is being vigorously pushed
to completion. The traci: is laid from
TJniontown ten miles south to Smithfield,
and a half dozen different contractors, on
as many sections, are rapidly grading down
the remaining20 miles.
The route from TJniontown is via Frick's
Bedstone Coke Works and Oliphant Fur
nace to Faircliance, paralleling the South
west Pennsylvania line six miles to its
southern terminus at the latter point, thence
by George's creek to Smithfield. Thus far
the road has been taken oil the hands of the
contractors, Bennett & Talbot, and trains
will be running in a few days. The same
contractors have a large force of men at work
on the next section of three miles along
George's creek to near Morton's mills,
where it deflects to the southeast, crossing
Morgan's Summit and striking the head
waters of Grass run.
A Tunnel Through Good Coal.
Through the David Morgan summit a
tunnel is being constructed 450 feet in
length. Much of material to be removed is
good Spring ' Hill coal. The station here
will be at John Morgan's. The route for
the next four miles is along Grassy run to
its mouth, where it strikes Cheat river at
Cheat Haven. Contractors Langhorn &
Allen have this section, which is a heavy
Froin Cheat Haven, already a favored
summer resort, the road follows the deceit
ful Cheat three miles to' its junction with
the Monongahela at Point Marion, thence
up the latter stream ten miles to Morgan
town. From Cheat Haven to Point Marion
the contractors are the Drake-Stratton Com
pany, Limited, who have sub-let the grading
to Matthew M. Smith, of Altoona, Pa. He
has about 60 men at work, and has a slow
and heavy contract At three places on
this section he is obliged to lay track and
use cars to remove the excavations, viz: at
Cheat Repose, Ira H. Keyser's and
north end of Cheat bridge. He
will have five crossings of public
roads, three of which will be where
the public road is under the Pennsylvania
Company's survey. The Drake-Strattoh
Company have also the contract lor con
structing the bridge across Cheat river at
Point Marion, the quarrying and dressing
of the stone for which tney have sublet to
Coda Brothers, of Beaver Falls, Pa. The
latter have SO men at work in a fine stone
quarry which they have opened on Blos
ser's Hill, a few rods below the bridge site.
The bridge will be of iron and steel, con
sisting of five spans of 135 feet each, one
plate girder of 85 feet, and one 65 feet, and
will be 32 leet above pool level of the river.
There will be five piers in the water.
An Old Tight With the Pennsy.
The next section is 1i miles long, which
reaches to the State line. P. H. Bennett
has this contract, most of which was graced
by Foster & Sons in-1884, when the B. and
O. made a spurt to build the road, but got
into a fight with the P. It. It. representatives,
wliioh fight was tianstcrred to the courts,
where it still sleeps. Hostilities v and grad
ing were suspended pending a de
cision, which was never rendered,
and the briers aud weeds have grown
undisturbed until now. From TJniontown
to the State line is 20 miles, the total
length oi the State Line road, which is the
charter name of this Baltimore and Ohio
branch. The charter name of .the southern
end of this new West Virginia-Pennsylvania
line is the Fairmont, Morgantown
and Pittsburg Eailroad, and it was com
pleted from Fairmont to Morgantown about
a hall-dozen years ago. Ot the ten miles
remaining, P. H. Bennett has the first five
from the State line, and the work well on to
completion, and Lane Brothers have the
next four miles, reaching to the old grade
one mile north of Morgantown, the work
being nearly completed.
The importance of this enterprise which
the B. & O. has been quietly pushing
through is seen at a glance. Fairmont is
the county (teat of Marion county and is
the center of the great coal and coking in
terestsnow developing'in Northern West
Virginia, while Mannington, in the same
county, is the center of the West Virginia
Of Material Benefit to Pittsburg.
To reach Fairmont from Pittsburg now
one must travel 70 miles to Wheeling,
thence 77 miles on the main line, a cir
cuitous route of 147 milej, whereas from
Pittsburg to Fairmont via TJniontown and
Morgantown is only 125 miles. Pittsburg
will thus be placed not only in direct con
nection with the main B. & O. line at Fair
mont, but will be the direct northern out
let for the Monongahela Biver Eailroad,
which extends southwest through West
Virginia and also lor the great Davis
Elkius system of roads, giving to this city
and the lakes a market for their products
and a source'of supply to them of iron, , coal
and lumber that is unsurpassed in the
world. It is bound to become a great traffic
highway to the South, and a double track is
early looked for. Pittsburg will do for
West Virginia much of what now falls to
Wheeling, and Pittsburg morning jiapers
will be landed into many towns in the
Mountain State ahead of those from the
The town that has most felt the impetus
of this new enterprise is Point Marion,
situated in the extreme southwest corner of
Fayette county, at the junction of the
Monongahela and Cheat rivers. When the
late Daniel B. Davidson went up into West
Virginia a few years ago to invest in coal,
land;, which will now be opened up,alighting'
from his carriage at Point Marion and siz
ing up the location he said: "This is des
tined to become the largest city on the
Monongahela river above McKeesport."
Point Marionites fully believe Mr. David
son was a prophet, and are ready for the
city. But the fancy figures they are asking
lor land will have to he toned down betore
the town can grow much.
What the Fennsy Is Doing.
It is not strange that the Pennsylvania
Company should view with anxious interest
this master stroke of its great rival in the
coke region. Both have lor several years
played a watching game in the matter of
pushing on toward the State line, and have,
in fact, just about kept pace with the de
velopment of the coke Industry through
South Fayette county. Within the last two
years Pittsburg and TJniontown capitalists
have bought up the coal in Georges, Nichol
son and Springhill townships, which will
soon be developed. Neither road at present
reaches this field, though the Pennsylvania
Bailroad, with its terminus at Faircbance,
is three miles nearer to it than the Balti
more and Ohio, with present terminus at
Bedstone Coke Works. When the Balti
more and Ohio .began to extend to Mor
gantown, the "Pennsylvania road at
once put men in the field also.
Both wished to go down the Georges
Creek route from Faircbance to the Monon
gahela river at New Geneva, but toward the
mouth of that creek the route becomes so
difficult that only one track is practicable,
and the P. B. got first possession. This
company has bought rights of way at Crow's
Mills and from there to the riyer, and has.
dona a larse amount of work at New
Gtniva, Including a dap eat through the 1
Cannon bill, where a force of men is still
employed, and graded ranch ot the distance
from there up the river to Point Marion,
whioh is four miles. The B. & O. endeav
ored to buy out the Pennsylvania's claims
to the Georges Creek route, but the negotia
tions failed and the Grassy Bun- route was
A Fine Field to Be Opened.
While the B. & O. will be the first to
reach Morgantown, it is believed the Penn
sylvania will not be tar behind in getting
into West Virginia. It is the general
opinion, however, that its line will not be
an extension lrom Fairchance, but will be
along the survey made through the west end
of TJniontown, where a branch has been
built to the Thompson Glass Works.
This survey is through the Walnut Hill
region, where the North Chicago Boiling
Mill Company owns a large body of coal,
thence to the head waters of York's Bun.
which stream it follows, leaving Smithfield
just to the south, until it strikes Georges
creek at Hunter's Mill, thence to New
Geneva, thence along the Monongahela
river via Point Marion to Morgantown.
This route is through one of the finest
bodies of coking coal yet undeveloped in
HE HAD TWO WIVES.
Number One Comes After Herman Schnei
der Through the Xaw.
Herman Schneider was charged with de
sertion before Alderman Bleichner yester
day. He came to this country from Ger
many about six years ago with his wife and.
one child. Two years ago, it is alleged, he
deserted her on the Southside and married
another woman and went to housekeeping in
the Eleventh ward, Allegheny, where he
has lived ever since.
Mrs. Mana Schneider, his first wife, has
been living on Carey alley, between South
Twenty-sixth and Sonth Twenty-seventh
street She h.id made several unsuccess
ful efforts to find her husband, but finally
gave up the search. Yesterday morning
she learned through a friend that her hus
band was living in Allegheny with another
woman, and.atter investigating she found
the report to be true. She then made in
formation against her husband for
desertion, and one against Annie
Schneider, wife No. 2, ior knowingly
marrying the husband of another.
Warrants were placed in Constable But
ler's hands and in a few hours Schneider
was in jail, and wife No. 2" was placed
under bail. The hearing will be held next
Tuesday afternoon. The last wife claims
she had no knowledge ot Schneider having
another wife living until she heard of the
PEOPLE COMING AND GOING.
Joseph H. Miller and wife, of Canton,
put up at the St. Charles yesterday. They
were mariled on Friday.
Mrs. E. E. Weniger and daughter, of
TJniontown, were among the guests at the
J. F. Morris, of Waynesburg, and J. J.
Hamilton, of Grafton, aro stopping at the
Eev. A. J. Fidler, of Greensbnrg, and
A. F. Wilson, of Wheollng.are at the Monon
W. G. Stevenson, of TJniontown, and D.
H Stone, of Beaver, are registered at the
THE FIBS BECOBD.
Mahmoto, 111. Davidson's grain elevator.
Delta, Pa. The general store or Benjamin
Herr, with contents. Loss, $6,000; insur
Washington, Pa, A large frame building,
owned by Robeit Thompson. Loss, $5,000:
Flint, Mich Firo started In the Court
Stieet Methodist Church this evenintr from
an oil stove. The entile structure was de
stroyed. Loss, $32,000; insurance, $18,000.
South Bend, Intl. The new residence of
Hon. FieUenckS. Fish, son-in-law of J. M.
Studebakor. The house was not completed,
workmen being enuaged in finishing it.
Loss, $50,000; In sured.
Ocean Steamship Arrivals.
Steamer. Frum. To."
Tihaetia Hamburg '..New Tort.
Palarla "-tetiln New York.
Galileo Hull New York.
I.a Tournlne Cherbourg.; ."..New York.
Augusta Victoria. ..Southampton New York.
Atiranla New York Brow Head.
Waeshuid New York Lizard.
La Uliampagne....Xew York Lizard.
DO YOU EAT?
Sngar Trust, Grocer Trust or Trust for Gro
ceriesThree of the Biggest Evils of
Modern Times Put TJs Down as Not In
The trnst in the first case pnts the price
up. In the second case compels you to pay
their prices or do without; The thiid and
last trust is the gieatest monster of them
all; like the hltthwavman who holds you up
.bv the throat, lie make you pav extra profit
'to the trnst,nnd also the bad debts of others.
Do you catch on to the ltttlo fiamcT
The following figures show which side of
the fence we are on:
I will give with all ($10) orders and up
ward. Send for weekly list.
21 lbs grannlated sujar $1 00
12 lbs silver prunes 1 00
12 lbs evaporated green nazes 100
8 cans coined beef (2-lb size) 100
71bs English cnriants 25
13 packages Standard celatlne 1 00
Speck sacks best table salt 25
1 bottle Van's charm Koot Beer 9
7 lbs large lump starch 25
1 sack of good flour 1 15
5 lbs of good tea 1 00
6boxelye, concentrated 25
5 lbs whole coffee, our own roast 1 00
S lbs roasted coffee (tresh ground) 60
25 bars family soap 60
15 bars soap (5-cent size) 50
30 cans oil sardines 1 00
6-ootstop ladder, complete 98
1 clothes horse (1 wings, 6 feet) 85
2-lb can best baking powder in United
States for 20
1-lb cut pipe smoking tobacco 23
1 box mold tobies 75
3 bottles Van's charming root beer 25
5 lbs flake tapiooa 25
25 boxes standard bag bine 25
Weigh your goods family scales 1 95
Will piepay freizht on $10 orders to all
towns within 200 mile's of l'ittsburtr.
Jas. J. Weldoit,
No. 201 Market street, corner Second avenne,
EXPOSITION Black Paul, the colored
Queen of Sonjr. She Is simply wonderful.
Week of September 26. Afternoon and
PBBE OLD MONONGAHELA
Bye Whiskles-T. D. Casey & Co., 071 Lib
Since 1837 this honae has been engaged in
the wh"1 ' "n- ride and has built un
KUHPy a nign repu
stocked warero o m s
season o u
Finch, liuctteuiieimor, uioson, DUlinger and
Overholt. Casey & Co. are sole proprietors
of the celebrated brands of Los Cabin,
Mountain Dew and Excelsior whisky and
exclusively control these fine goods. The
firm always carry a full line of imported
brandies, gins and wines. Exposition visit
ors are invited to call at 971 Liberty street
and personally inspect these goods.
EXPOSITION Black Patti, the cem of gems
in the musical line, week of September
26, afternoon and evening, don't lail to
AT ONE-THIBD PRICE.
Boys' Suite SI GO and S3 24.
Monday we will sell 1.500 boys' suits, sizes
4 to H.neat cftsstmeres and cheviots, pleated,
Slain or double-breasted, at $150 and $2 24.
ust one-third the regular price. Ask for
them. P. a C. C Clothiers,
Corner Grant and Diamond streets.
EXPOSITION. Black Paul, the musical
wonder, week of September 20, afternoon
T ll I i in i 4 ' R 1 Fi! I "! VI
THEY DOZED, ON DUTY.
Both Engineer and Fireman on One
Train Wrecked at VYooster
ADMIT TflEI PROBABLY SLEPT.
They Deny They Drink, and Mr. Starr Fays
They Here Not orerworked.
NEWS FE0H SEVERAL NEARBY TOWNS
TSFXCIAL TXLXOBAX TO TBI DISPATCH. I
Woostke, O., Sept. 24. Conductor O.D.
Conklin and Engineer Bradley, who were in
charge of the freight train that collided
with another train near Shreve Wednesday
morning, gave their testimony at the Coro-
ner s inquest here to-day.
Conklin admitted falling asleep while his
train was on the siding at Millbrook. He
said he saw the train pass which he knew
was to follow the passenger train; that he
again fell into a doze and was wakened
by the flagman, who said, "Why don't you
pull out?" He replied: "I don't believe
they have all gone. I saw everything but
No. 8." t '
To this the flagman said: "Dave (mean
ing his conductor) says everything has
gone; you have lost 30 minutes now." He
testified that he knew Martin, the conductor,
was considered a trustworthy man and became
convinced by what he said that the train
had gone. Then he woke np the front
brakeman and ordered him to tell Engineer
Bradley that everything 'had gone and to
The Engineer Dozed Also.
Engineer Bradley said that he had laid
down on the tank box with his bead to the
main track so that he could see the trains
pass; that he became chilly, and went into
the cab and took a seat on the fireman's side.
He saw the sixth section of No. 78 pass.
This he understood was to come alter the
passenger train No. 8, so he concluded he
must have been sleeping, as he did not re
member hearing the passenger train go by.
Then he put in 10 or 11 minutes oiling
his engine, and on going into the cab again
fell into a doze. He was aroused by
the brakeman, who said: "The conductor
says everything has gone; get out of here."
The brakeman then threw the switch and
he pulled out. Engineer Bradley ad'led:
"I know of no rule of the company that
I violated by pulling out. I was not drank;
had not a drop of drink in me, nor bad any
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
OF PHOTOGRAPHING PATTERNS,
. They succeed in obtaining correct imitations, but fail to produce the
identical material Ever since our windows have contained our Autumn and
Pall patterns for Men, Youths, Boys and Children, certain jealous dealers who
are envious of our success have sent expert photographic artists to sketch
our patterns, style and make, but as we enjoy the right on certain productions
they have not,-AND CANNOT produce material, workmanship or fit, conse
quently CUSTOMERS CAN MAKE SURE of
in 'buying, and especially in the saving of 33 per cent, as Eisner & Phillips
are THE ORIGINATORS of the SMALL PROFIT SYSTEM
DO YOU WANT AN OVERCOAT? U?
when you are ready to buy one. If you visit this department we guarantee
to show you the largest assortment, and assure you that we can save you 33
per cent. Kindly don't forget it.
represents a hand
somely made and
Suit, cut according
to their own idea
a style that is
adopted by the
M-!.f i.ttti!i of
this country, who
gave Jiisner o
Ttltllltna firodlt for
being perfectly in
suits range in
prices from S3 60,
56, ?fl and H, and
a positive fact ex
ists that they can
not be duplicated
for 30 per cent
more than our
styles that are no
comparison to ours.
No exclusive hat
house in this city
carries such a well
assorted line of
Miller, Knox and
as EISNER & PHILLIPS
mS J w
2W ?! sj -
4$m lp Hi!
do. Prices from $1.50
Then why pay 5 for the same
"Tam O Snanters" and Oxfords are the latest ior (jnildren.
The assortment ol Hats and Caps ior children is the largest in
GENTLEMEN, why pay exclusive furnishers big profits on NECKWEAR?
Visit E. & P. and buy a DOLLAR SCARP FOR FIFTY CENTS, and, in fact,
for anything in Men's, Youths', Boys' and especially Children's, PATRONIZE
THE FAMOUS FIRM OF
The Designers of Fashions. Gents' Furnishers, Clothiers and Hatters,
FIFTH AVENUE, COR. WOOD STREET.
Just as this ad was locked up in the form and on its way to the stereo
typing room,.we were instructed to say to the public that the miniature Gun-
Vinnf.a TxraTua all rliaf-mVintoH fn mirr.hflSfira n.Tirl in lf.a i-Vlaa Ti,.iciTiPT Rr. PhilllTiS "TOlll
give a Magic Lantern with Optical Glasses and Views iree of any charge.
of the crew. We did not stop where any
liquor was sold."
David A. Martin, conductor on the sec
ond section of No. 75, also admitted having
Superintendent A. B. Starr stated that
he knew both Bradley and Conklin, and
that their habits and characters were good,
so far as he knew; that he had never seen
or heard anything that would indicate that
Bralley was addicted to intoxicants, and
that he had no knowledge of his being under
the influence of liquor on the night ot the
Sleeping Is a Neglect of Duty.
It is considered a neglect for an employe
to sleep on duty. An investigation had
been made in this case, but no decision ar
The cause of the accident was a train be
ing where it bad no right to be, the result
of a non-observance of rule?. The crew in
charge of the first section of train 75 were
responsible ior the wreck. They otated to
him that they had no personal "knowledge
of No. 8 having passed; they could
not say why they did not know, but pre
sumed they were in a doze. It was their
duty to know that all trains bad passed.
To the best of his knowledge the men were
not and had not been overworked by
Other witnesses examined were George
M. Hudson,, of Wooster, train dispatcher;
J. B. Turner, of Pittsburg, train master,
and Thomas F. Butler, of Crestline, master
mechanic. Other witnesses will be called
Monday and a verdict will not be rendered
before the middle of next week.
A Constable Oversteps tho Law.
Bkaddock, Sept 24. Sphv. Will
iam Sullivan, the constable at Rankin, was
last nizht fined 525 and costs for desecrating
theSabbath. Sullivan, in order to effect a
chain of 'evidence against some gamblers in
Mifflin township, sat down in a game of
poker with them, and encouraged the game
to such an extent as to make himself
Two Epidemics In Dunbar.
Dunbae, Sept 24. Special Typhoid
lever and diphtheria have broken out here
and are spreading at an alarming rate.
There are over 50 cases of diphtheria alone,
and four deaths have resulted from it within
the last few days. Eitteen new cases are
reported to-dav. The diease is chanted up
to the bad sanitary condition of the town.
Times havo changed. At the great (T) Re
public in rally In the West End lastnlzht
the "Indian snmmer candidate," John Dal
zell, was there; the brass band was there;
but the audience was at home trylmrto
think out the difference between the Mc
Kinley bill promises and the Homestead re
duced pay rolls.
EXPOSITION. Black Patti, the mnsical
wonder, week of September 26, afternoon
BIT OF INTERESTING NEWS!
IVlth Every pureliase or 55 or
more we will give away a use
ful Child's Savings Ilauk.
J This gift is a pure token of
appreciation on the part of EIS
NER & PHILLIPS.
A CHANGE LN THE SLATE.
George Miller Taken Out of the County
Controllershlp Fight Grier Has Set Up
Delegates All Over the County H
Will Probably Get a Second Term.
Another shuffle of the county political,
cards is being made. It is more than probJ
able that within the next few days the)
name of George Miller will be taken off the
Republican slate for the office ot County
Controller. When Mr. Miller was an
nounced as the bona fide slated candi
date in these columns two or three
weeks ao the intelligence created
a sensation among politicians of all shade
and political beliefs! The publication cams
a little too' early to suit those condnctipg
the a flairs ot the party, and probably de
feated their plans. It spurred James Grier,
the present Controller, on in his can
vass for a second term. He made snob.
rapid progress, and in the hustlo
for delegates presented such a bold front
that it deterred the movement to supplant
him. It was developed that Grier had been
through the county ior nearly six months
setting up delegates, and many of them tha
best class of men to be found. Not but it
would be possible to defeat him for the
nomination, but as a question of good poli
tics, the Bepublican managers have about
decided to let Mr. Grier have his way. t
Mr. Miller can step aside with easy
grace. As a matter of fact he has never
assented to the proposal to make him tha
Controller candidate. He is a good politi
cian, a good Republican, and lays himself
would go in to win if he went in at all, but
up to date has not gone in except so far as
the slatemakers have pushed him. That
was not far, because he has not
yet set np a delegate. In county
politics next year the Republicans will hava
one obstacle to overcome in the re-election
of several men who have as yet no opposi
tion in their own party. County Commis
sioner Mercer will run for his sixth term,
Clerk of Courts McGnnnigle for his fourth,
Register Conner ior his third and Recorder
You Bonnhorst ior hi; second.
According to the political sages, it
weakens a man to run ior re-election.
Ifeariug this, the Republican managers de
sire as much harmony its possible on tha
balance of the ticket To this fear the pro
posal to withdraw opposition to Grier is
largely due and the question is resolved
into one of party expediency.
The fight for first place in the Repub
lican nomination tor Sheriff is still on.
Doyle and Richards are the leaders in tha
race, the odds being in favor of Richards,
though both men have their friends among
the party managers. There is some talk
of a compromise candidate, but no name
has been mentioned. v
EXPOSITION Black Patti, tha colored
Queen ot .-on:. She is simply wonderful.
Week of September 23. Afternoon and
If you wish
to dress nob
by for little
fail to visit a
departm e n t
to none in
You c aa
make your se
lection from hun
dreds ot patterns
of the above cut of
. $10 Upward.
Regarding Men's "White
Shirts, we will sell you for
$1.00 a first-class "Daisy"
Shirt sewing, materials, fit
the best, with patent neck
band and all the latest improvements.-
You must sea
it in' order to appreciate whit
you are getting for