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THE' PrrTSBtrK'G "DISPATCH, TtTESDAV, NOVEMBER" 1, r 1888T
To4B Established Under the
Auspices of the Chamber
THE CITY BADLY TBEATED
In the Matter of Kate3 by Eailroads
Sunning Out of Pittsburg.
GEO. T. OLIVER TALKS PLAINLY.
Hereafter the classified or "Want" advertise
ments will appear upon the following pages:
Every day, excepting Sunday and Monday, on
tte 8th page, Sundays on the 10th page, Mondays
en the jthpage.
He Says That Local Industries Are leing
tOME INSTANCES OF DISCRIMXATIO.V
The Chamber of Commerce yesterday took
steps toward abolishing discrimination in
Ireight rates against Pittsburg. The sub
ject was presented to the Chambjr in a
piper read by George T. Oliver, in which
hj pointed out some of the more glaring
irregularities. The result of the inestiga
Urns into the subject will probably be the
establishment of a ireight bureau in Pitts
The letter upon the subject read before
the chamber some time ago by Robert J.
Bailey was returned by the Committee on
Transportation and Railroads without any
recommendation. Alter an examination
the committee came to the conclusion that
its contents did not justify the attention of
the board or its conniittee. In presenting
its report the committee said it was entirely
willing to take up the subject anew and
asked that any persons prepared to furnish
reliable data to the committee in connection
with the subject of freights should leave
their names with the Superintendent of
the Chamber in order that they may be
notified to appear before the committee at
its fnture meetings.
A Treiglit Bureau Sucscsted.
In considering Mr. Bailey's letter in
committee last Friday evening three hours
were spent. It was the general opinion
among the members thst it was not for the
Chamber of Commerce to undertake the ex
pense of maintaining a bureau with a com
petent man in charge to look after the in
terests of the manufacturers. It was
proposed that the manufacturers, mer
chants and others interested should create a
separate organization lor the establishment
of a freight bureau, which should be oper
ated under the prestige of the Chamber of
Commerce, but the expenses to be paid by
the association so formed. A few hundred
dollars to pay the salary of a competent,
well-informed man, who would ilerote his
whole time to obtaining an equalization of
ratesj" would obviate the difficulties that the
Chamber of Commerce has heretofore en
sountered lack ot funds and time to push
their claims and the expenditure would
not be noticed.
After presenting the report on Mr.
Bailey's letter, 3Ir. Scott asked that Mr.
George T. Oliver be permitted to read
a paper which he had prepared on the sub
ject of freight discrimination. Mr. Oliver
presented strong arguments, showing the
need of the establishment of a bureau to
look after freight rates. Mr. Oliver said:
1 "A Draw back to Manufacturers.
It? a, matter of cemmonromark that -whilo
Allielhony county maintains tile position she
has held for a generation as tue great Heavy
manufacturing center of tne United States,
Bho is making little or no progress in finish
ing the materials which she turns out iu sucli
abundance. Thousands of tons of iron and
steel are dally produced w ithtn her borders
to be shipped to different points east and
west, there to receive tho finishing touches
which alone will rcndertliem of value to the
consumer. To a thought'ul mlno. the ques
tion naturally occurs, why is not rittsourg
as Rood a locality as any other for this kind
ofworkt Is there any good reason why the
raw materials which we produce In such
abundance should not bo finished here in
stead of beiuir bhipped hundred orperhaps
thousands of miles to points whoso
only advnntage ovrr us lios in the cnery
and enterpiise oi their people? ilust we
content ourselves with being the liodcar
riers and laborers for the whole United
Slates? I honestlv believe that we nro drift
ing in this direction much faster than most
ol'us suppose. While our prozress in the
past lits been marvelous, it lias been mainlv
hecause we possessed ad antages in the way
of cheap tuel which other localities now
share with us. and in some instances really
outstrip us. Tne manufacturers of the nat
ural ?as belts or Ohio and Indiana still enjoy
the tuel which is a matter of blessed lnoni
orv with u. and mot of them have freight
contracts with the ro.nl s on which tlier uie
located which enablo them to successfully
compete with Putsuurg manufacturers.
Recognition From. Railroads Xecebsary.
I am no pessimist in regard to Pittsburg.
I believe she can not only maintain her su
premacy as a manufacturing center, but can
largely Increase her importance in the In
dustrial world. She can do even more than
this. She can build up her mercantile inter
ests so that they will rival her manutactures
in importance and extent. This, hon ever.
can only be accomplished by earnest
thought and diligent, continued efforts on
althougn tho owners have never for a
moment relaxed their efforts to hold their
Northwestern trade, but have fought lor it
Inch by inch.
Railroads Refuse to Grant Keller.
It would seem that a mere presentation of
these facts to the representatives of the
railroads would of Itself bring about a
remedy. Not so. Tho matter has been re
peatedly brought to their attention, and
though they have acknowledged the In
justice, they have absolutely refused to
crant any relief. , ,.
1 have thus far treated this evil only 9.9 It
affected the class or business men to whioh
I belong, for my experience, as woll as my
information on the subject, lies altogether
in that direction; bnt manufacturers are not
n? nnv -mpftna tlio onlv ones interested In it.
I have already intimated that with proper
treatment Plttsbuig can be made a great
commercial center. The enormous growth
or the Jobbing trade in gioceries, hardware
and do goods within the past ten years is
but an index or what can be done in these
diiectionsit the gross injustice now prac
ticed is onco removed. Pittsburg is almost
exnetly hnir way between New York and
Chicago. In population the Pittsburg dis
t.1ct is equal to what Chicago was ten j ears
ago: in commercial importance it i""y
iqu'als any other, with the exception or the
unoliArannmul flYlrt 1 (inil't think 1 OVer-
state it when I say that it gives more Ireight
to tbe carriers than any other district In the
United States without exception, "eing
equally distant from Chlcagoand ieir York,
it is entitled to half-way rates on all classes
of ireight, and rates to all other points on
the snmo bai. To illustrate, the present
rate on flr't class goods
From New York to Chicago 5C
From Nsw York to Pittsburg Se
From Pittsburg to Chicago o
MnLlngtlie sumorthe two locals 87S5
VI hat the Rates Should Be.
Now according to mv theory Pittsburg is
entitled to a rate or 37K f'"m Now York,
.ind the same rate from Pittsburg to Chi
cago. It must be remembered that on goods
hauled from New York (through Pittsburg)
to Chicago, the lines east of Pittsburg re
ceive only half of tho total rate, or 37Kc
Why should they ask more for goods con
signed to Pittsburg, except perhaps a slight
charge for terminals, w hich Phould be cov
er ed by c pel 100 pounds. The following
statement will show the present rates on
the diffbient classes, and also what rates
would prevail if my suggestions were
STOLE THE MEETING.
The Beform Movement in Allegheny
Is Captured by the Antis.
CHOKED OFF IN ITS INFANCY.
Die Proposed Bond Issue Indorsed With
out a Dissenting- Voice.
MANY PROMINENT PEONiE PRESENT
Class. 1. 2. 3. A. 5. 6.
New York, to Chicago.... 75 65 &i 35 30
ewYorkto Pittsburg.. o 29 10 a ia 15
New York to Pittsburg,
proposed 3!H 32S VX " 12S
Pittsburg to Chicago 37Ji, Z7H M Wi 15
Pittsburg to Chicago,
proposbd SIX 32 S5 17K "H
tho part ot ner people, to secure ior tne city
tlie lecognltion she deserves from the raif-
Yad centering m our midst.
I am suie that I am within tho mark when
IstAte that within the past ton rears the
ooat, as woll as the belling price, of Iron and
Zi steel in their various lorms has been re
Wi duced fromlOto Sipercent. The reduction
3. will certainly average 25 percent. Thisin
5 eludes most articles entering Into railroad
equipment, and 1 believe will apply ns well
f the average cost of railroad operation's.
4 Yet in that time theie has not onlv been no
i reduction In freights on iron Rnd steel, but
an actual advance, in some cases amounting
o 50 per cent and averaging over 20 in the
rates chargod from Pittsburg to the princi
pal points where she must look fora market,
notably Chicago and St. Louis. I admit
that some i eductions have been granted.but
these have lnvarinbly been on partially
manufactured articles such as steel billets
and wire rods, which torm the raw material
of the Eastern or Western manufacturer,
who is by these very reductions enabled to
compete more easily with Pittsburg, I con
fess I know nothing about railroading, but
from a common sense, nun-professional
standpoint it seems to me that it would be
infinitely better lor the railroads to so ad
just rates as to encourage the working up or
this material at home, and thus secure for
their own lines longer hauls or finished
articles at better rates.
Examples orFrelght Discrimination.
I will give one or two examples of how
the present system works. The rate on
teel billets from Pittsburg to Cleveland
has lately been reduced to $1 per gross ton.
To ship tho product of these billets, in tbe
shape of wire or nails, costs the Pittsburg
manufacturer $2 13 per tou. Wire rods are
carried Irom Pittsburg to Chicago for $2 40
tier ton, while It costs $4 15 per ton to ship
wire nails over the same route But the
worst case Is East St. Louis, to which point
the railroads carry wire rods lor $2 75 per
luu, wuu lucj kmoicc: i yvsk luu lOrnilllS.
1 give these instances because thev come
within the limits of my personal experi
ence. I have no donbt that manufacturers
in other lines suffer J ust as much.
When we attempt, therefore, to compete
for Western buslnesJkwe are confronted by
a differential of $1 75 per ton In favor or the
Chicago ana $2 a per ton in favor of tbe St.
Louis manufacturer. Another instance a
ton of steel billets can be transported from
Pittsburg to Anderson, lnd., converted
Into nails, and from there hauled to Louis
ville at a freight charge of cents per ke
less than If manufactured into nails in
. Pittsburg and shipped direct to Loolsville.
As a result of this outrageous policy, we are
71-adually losing the trade of the crett
Northwest; and other losses will as surely
follow. I have before me the tecordsof
t one Pittsburg manufactory which five yean
, ago shipped fiO per cent of Its product to and
via Chicago. Unring the present year It
shipped bnt 11 per cent in that direction,
It is h.ird to estimate the advantages that
would lcsult it this boon were secured for
Pittsburg. In my opinion it can not only be
accomplished, but is absolutely necessaiy to
our futuio welfare and continued prosper
ity. It can only bo achieved, however, by
diligent work and plenty ot It. I bellove
that the Chamber or Commerce, as the rep
resentative or the interests or the city,
should take the initiatory steps in the mat
ter, and with this end in view I propose the
formation of a permanent "freight associa
tion" to be auxiliary to this chamber, and
to be sustained by annual contributions
from such Duslness men. firms or corpora
tions as may enroll theuiscUos among its
members: the object of which shall be tho
prosecution of a campaign to secure Jor
Pittsburg such concessions as are essential
to the maintenance of her supremacy in the
Industrial world and the increase and ex:
tension of her trade.
What Cincinnati Has Secured.
I have read the report of an association of
this kind organized in connection with the
Chamber or Commerce or the city or Cin
cinnati. It has been In operation only about
two years, but has already accomplished
Important results, and its good work hag
only begnn. Tho details or the oiganization
can bo left to the Committee on Iransporta
tlon of this Chamber, but I believe that tho
matter Is important enough and urgent
enough to justify you In lnsttucting them to
take the matter in hand at once. I have
conferred ith many of the representatives
of all classes in business on tlio subject, and
find among them but one opinion, and I
think I am sate in promising that there will
be no lack or financial aid if tho project Is
once fairly started.
jrr. Oliver's paper was referred to the
Committee on Transportation aud Bail
roads. Firms Admitted to Membership.
The following firms were eleoted to mem
bership in tbe chamber: J. J. Porter, Bun-
levy iiros., liarije iiros., .Nicola Uros., J.
Strassburger & Co. and llobert J. Bailey.
A letter was then read irom the Phila
delphia Board of Trade requesting that the
Chamber take action upon the subject of
giving Board of Health officers police juris
diction over drainage areasot Pennsylvania
from which water supplies are taken, and
to protect the waterways from pollution,
this action being called for by the threat
ened invasion ot cholera into Pennsylvania
and other states. This letter was referred
to the Committee on Legislation.
A letter was then read from T. P. Tucker
asking that the sanction of the Chamber be
given to a publication in Spanish relating
to the industries ot Pittsburg. It was re
ferred to the Committee on Trade Helations
with South America.
PEOPLE COMING AUD 30IHG.
E. H. Matthews, Select Councilman from
the Twenty-fourth ward, returned yester
day with his wife after a nine weeks vaca
tion spent in the home or their childhood in
J. K. Bowles, a Cleveland iron man, was
at the depot last evening, going East He
thinks Tom Johnson, the democrat, will be
defeated ior Congress.
Lew McQuistion, a Butler lawyer, left
for Philadelphia last evenlne. Ho says tho
flgnt between Greer and Martin for tho
Judgeship is red-hot.
John Quinn, of Mingo Junction, nnd Isa
bella Sutherland Castlemalne and Mary
Sutherland, the women with the long hair
are at the tchlosser. '
Charles O. Scull, General Passenger
Agent of the B. & O. road, was in the cltv
yesterday. He says the business oTthe road
C N. Nichols, of Spring Creek, and
Ralph J. Wick, of Youngstown, registered
at the Monongahela House last evening.
J. P. Qumn left for New York last even
ing to watch the political strugglo the last
week. He is a Democrat.
GeneralJohn A. Wiiey, of Frnklin.and
11. McSweenev, of Oil Clty,are registered at
the Seventh Avenue.
Prank T. Hogg, of Brownsville, and J.
Jf. Woodruff, of Salem, are stopping at
S. P. Fergus, of 'Washington, and G. B.
Alln and wife, of Wellsvllle, are stopping at
the St. Charles.
J. B. Bfcd, of New Castle, and J. M.
Beirvhlll, of Alt. Pleasant, are at the Cen
F. Bennett, manager of the Arlington
Hotel at Washington, Is registered at the
H. D. Martin, of Indianapolis, and Levi
S. Uaddis, or Unlonto n, are stopping at the
Ex-Solicitor General George A. Jenks
came down from Brookviile last, night.
Justice Green went to Philadelnhta ll I
Pittsbnrgers in New Tork.
New York, Oct. 31. Special Tho follow
ing Pittsbnrgers are registered at hotels
hero: B. H. Campe, Imperial: A. E, Carrier,
Continental; J. W. Elliott, Grand Hotel- C
J. Hicks, Ashland House: s. R. Hown'rth.
international: w. u. Laird. Metinnniitun'
MAYCTfll HrntiAiplnl . T . r "-"
A""y s.-sr"" . uounuiev.
Union Square: A. a Sledle, Aster House- i!
The citiiens of tbe Fifth, Sixth, Ninth,
Tenth and Eleventh wards, Allegheny,
met in the Sixth ward school hall last
night to discuss the bond issue and other
matters of interest to the citizens. Fully
200 were present when John Wilhelm, Ji.,
called the meeting to order. Messrs. Alex.
"Wilson and Geo. Cochran were nominated
for chairman aDd a standing vote was
taken which resulted in the selection of
Mr. Wilson, and Captain Barbour, David
Fulton and a Gamble, secretaries. Chair
man "Wilsop announced the object of the
meeting to be a discussion of the
proposed bond issue and ot measures for re
form In the government of Allegheny City.
He then called for remarks. A motion was
here made to limit speakers to ten minutes,
and after considerable discussion it was
Attorney George D. Kiddle, of the Sec
ond ward, was the first speaker to take the
stand. He said he believed the Mayor and
Councilmen should be elected irrespective
of party and the city run by tbe best men.
He didn't know much about municipal af
fairs now, he said. He then proceeded to
tell In what an excellent manner the city
was governed 15 years ago, when he was in
Councils, and what good men composed it
How tlio Government lias "Changed.
In the last 15 years, however, a change
has taken place; councilmen have changed;
taxes increased 200 or 300 per cent; fran
chises worth millions given to railroads for
which the city never got a cent; California
avenue has been opened and cost the city
SG5.000 and she owes f 25, 000 more, though
land benefited had been greatly enhanced
iu value and paid nothing. This, he was
told, was brought about by members In
Councils interested in it Next he touched
on the electric light plant and the failure
of the high towers. On the bond issue the
speaker said that they ought to have better
water, better streets aud more light,
but were they going to give the men now in
Councils $2,250,000 more to expend. From
their past record could tbey expect any
thing from It ? He was in favor ot the im
provements, aud ii he was sure the money
would be used for improvements he would
vote for it. The remedy for it all, however,
was to elect the right kind of men to Coun
cils next February.
John 'Wilhelm, Jr., said be thought im
provements ought to be made and a little
money ought to be spent, but the Council
men, from past experience, were not such
as to warrant the bond issue. He referred
to the failure of the electric light towers.
and remarked that the city should
have enough rent coming in from
Pittsbnrg and Western Railroad
and traction company franchises to keep
the streets in. good condition. He next
spoke of the Silsby engine purchase, and
said Allegheny did not need silver or
nickel-plated engines any more than any
Was There to Get Information.
John H. Hickettson was called on for a
speech. He replied that he came there to
hear how to vote. It seemed to be an old
jashioned town meeting, and if there were
more of them they would have a better city
James B. Scott was called on and said he
indorsed Mr. Rickettson's remarks, but had
-no speech to make.
S. S. .Robinson, the next, said he objected
to an indiscriminate condemnation of all
councilmen. He knew some councilmen
against whom not a word could be said. It
was not gentlemanly or manly to attack all
in a general way. If they knew anyone
nau aone wrong tney snouia name him.
Some one exclaimed: "Tell us about the
Silsby engine deal."
"Well, I'll take that up," said Mr. Rob
inson. "It hasn't passed Select Council
vet, and if it should not pass you would feel
bad lor condemning Select Council for what
they have not done." Mr. Robinson said
further that there was not the slightest evi
dence there was any crookedness in the
George Cochran, an ex-Councilman, was
called on. He responded and gave his
reasons in detail lor voting against the
bond issue. He would not vote for the
water bonds because no plans had been pre
pared, and thev only knew they were going
"up the river." He was In favor of street
and sewer improvements and more lights.
but they should pay as they go and keep
down the bonded debt oi the city.
Dyed in the Blood of Corruption.
Thompson Walkup, of the Eleventh ward,
took the stand. Alter sarcastic references
to Councilmen and city officials, he said Al
legheny was in a bad condition, and is sur
passed by even country towns. The reason
was that the finances were not handled
properly; "the officers were incapable,
and their skirts were dved in the
blood of corruption." Mr. Walkup then
took up the revelations of 'the Auditing
Committee last year and proceeded to recite
them. Alter some time he reached the
office of Chief of Police, when calls for
points ot order were raited.
Mr. "Walkup tried to continue, but Mb
voice was drowned by ories from all parts of
the halL Shouts for order were heard, and
one man exclaimed: "It's not lair tor a lot
of policemen to try to run this meeting."
When quiet was finally restored a motion
was adopted to extend Mr. Walkup'a time.
He again started, but when he mentioned
the name Murphy the cries were repeated
John Trimble exclaimed that it was a
shame. They invited u gentleman to come
there and speak and then crv him down.
He was ashamed to be a citizen of the Sixth
John Wilhelm indorsed Mr. TrimMa ond
hoped that the persons making such a lurore
were not citizens of tbe Sixth ward.
Gave TJp In Di spair.
Mr. Walkup tried again, but he could not
be heard and finally left the stare.
Councilman Lee Frasherhere arrived and
was called to the stage. Referring to the
bond issue he said Councils had laid the
matter before the people for their decision.
It rested with them. What more could
any set of legislators do?
A. M. Marshall was the next speaker
He laid there are 1,500 vacant houses in
Allegheny, and people are going everv day
to the East End because they have more Im
provements, better streets, etc. The good
eitizsns should turn out, sleet good officers,
and elect such men to Councils as they
would trust with their own business. They
would get improvements then, and the city
would be a good place in which to live and
not leave. Mr. Marshall continued that he
was in lavor ot voting ior the water bonds.
They could see what Councils do with that,
and wait with the other improvements.
Addison Lysle spoke next. He favored
issuing the bonds because the city needs the
improvements, but the expenditures should
be made by a commission of live citizens.
He regretted the people could not also vote
on having a commission to spend the
Favored the Bond Issue.
R. H. Boggs, ot Boggs & Buhl, spoke
strongly in favor of issuing the bonds. He
said that in February they could elect
good councilmen and they would expend
the money properly. They must first nave
the money before 'they could make plans,
etc.; that would only be good business
policy. The man who does not vote for
the issue of bonds, he said, ior better
water and better streets, etc.,
votes against the interest of his
own pocketbook. Continuing, he argued
that a pure water supply, good streets, etc.,
improves the value of property, increases
business, and is to the benefit of every man,
woman and child in the city. In conclusion
he said Allegheny should have pure water,
good streets, a park and a boulevard, or
else annex to Pittsburg and become a city.
When Mr. Boggs had finished, Joseph
Evans moved that the issue of all the bonds
be approved by that meeting. The motion
was put and amid cheers was declared
carried. The meeting then adjourned.
A BIG MONTH'S WORK.
Coroner McDowell Disposes of 80 Cases
Daring October Among Them Are
Some of the Most Remarkable and
Unique He Ever Dealt With.
October was a remarkable month in the
Coroner's office. There were 80 cases dis
posed of, and in that number there were
several of the most novel Coroner McDow
ell ever had to deal with. Not a few of
them were extremely sad, while as a whole
they kept the Coroner Aid his corps ot as
The esses cover a greater number of
causes than usual, and violent deaths were
more plentiful than in past months. They
are as follows: Homicides, 3; suicides, 4,
street car accidents, 5; death irom elevators
in manufactories, 3; asphyxia, 2; electro
cution, 1; death in coal mines, 2; children
burned, 2; lamp explosion, 1; accidental
poisoning, 3; drowned, 1; railroads, 19; ac
cidental, 25; heart failure, 1; by falling
down stairs, 2; death in prisons, 5. Four of
the 80 persons were never identified.
There were three other cases in October,
but they were held over until November.
The three deaths irom elevators in manu
factories is a new thing ior the Coroner to
deal with. In each cose he iound that the
death was due to carelessness on tbe part of
the employer. He also.iound that the State
factory law did not cover the cases. Coroner
McDowell found his hardest work in the
Dell murder. He worked for a week on it
and heard 51 witnesses. While the
guilty party was never arrested,
the work he did on the case
he thinks will yet bear fruit. The
Central Traction Company accident also
made considerable work. The stabbing of
young Stivison by Stuart Rodgers, a 10-year-old
boy, was a case of more than usual
sadness. The most unique accident in the
history of Coroner McDowell's service iras
the death of Frank Carmaux, who was car
ried from Sheridan to Pittsburg on the pilot
of the cannon ball express. The suicide of
Marx, the McKeesport merchant: Julia
Rice, who was drowned while boat riding in
the Ohio, and the suffocation of J. J.
Shaffer end Richard Johnston in a White
Ash coal mine, all furnished interesting
cases. Anton Schuab was the cause ot an
interesting inquest. By mistake he drank
carbolic acid for Whisky and death followed
The list of unknown grows larger each
month. Ad. Brush, one of the Coroner's
clerks, has a way ot remedying this. His
idea is to have the Legislature pass a law
compelling every man, and woman to carrv
their name and address.
JOBES IS HOPEFUL
The Independent Relieves lie Will Ba
Elected to Confess.
VOTES PROM ALLEGHENY COUNTY.
He Considers Acheson's Political Methods aa
NOT IX LTAGUB WITH THE DEM0CE4TF.
SNAP SHOTS AT LOCAL HEWS.
A ciiaktek was granted yesterday for the
Bellevuo A. M. E. Zion Church. 4
Thkbis were six new cases of diphtheria
and one of scarletlnu leported to tho Bureau
of Health yesterday.
A TBLKonAM sent to this city bv the officers
of tho North British and Mercantile Insur
ance Company states that Its los by the
Milwaukee fire will not exceed $3i.0O0.
The Pennsylvania road announced yester
day that tickets would not be sold any
lonier to Dallas and Torrens. The new
Fifth avenue station will be substituted.
A BRAXca meeting of the Theosopuical So
cletyis announced for this evening at tho
rooms of the Meicantile Lthrarj. Hie meet
ins; is a public ono and all interested in the
matter are invited.
Zwo Southside lads aged It and 20 years
respectively, have disappeared from their
homes. One is Albert Cypher, whose home
is at South Twenty-elghth and Mary streets,
and the other Joseph Jinhaffey, of 605 Cai
son street. Both boys disappeared jester
Bkv. Horace G. Uhdeewood will deliver a
lectuie under the auspices of the Presby
terian Doard or Missions, In the First Pres
byterian Churoh tonight. His suhleot.
"t'orea," will bo biilllantly illustrated by
steieoptlcon pictures flora photographs
taken by himself. r
Rev. Campbell Jobes, the Independent
Republican candidate for Congress in ths
Twenty-fourth district, put up at the Mo
nongahela House last evening. He intends
to confine himseli to Allegheny and Fay
ette counties for the balance of the cam
paign. Speaking of his prospects ho said:
"George Lawrence says I have been running
a church campaign. Well, a little religion
and less whisky wouldn't hurt my friend's
canvass ior tbe Legislature. I have been
accused also of forming a coalition with Mr.
Sipe. That is not true. I am not in this
light to aid a Democrat, or to defeat Mr.
Acheson. The people I represent are
opposed to Mr. Acheson's political methods.
I regard them as unrighteous. It is a ques
tion whether Congressmen are to be named
by the people or tbe bosses. I believe in
the old and popular way.
"I protest against the wav in which he
was nominated. The Congressional pri
maries were held in April, while the other
officers were nominated in June. It is the
first time on record when two primaries
were held in Washington county, one for
the Congressman and the other ior the bal
ance of the ticket I have no objection to
representation based on the vote of the dis
trict if the county lines are wiped out, but
it is most unjust with tbe county organiza
tions maintained. Allegheny, Fayette,
and Washington counties are nearly equally
divided and can take care of themselves,
but poor little Greene is at their mercy.
This is not the fault ot Greene county.
"I am very well satisfied with my can
vass and think I will be elected. I have
been in Allegheny county a good deal and
just came irom McKeesport. It was
claimed x wouian t get a vote in Allegheny,
but some people will find they are badly
mistaken. I will have a number of votes
from this county. My work in Greene is
done, and that section couldn't be pnt into
better shape. I hear oi Democratic dis
affection here and there. Some of the
Democrats say they don't like Mr. Sipe,
but I don't think he will be cut very much.
I expect considerable support from Fayette.
This is a peculiar contest, and it is hard to
bgure out who will win. There are six
candidates including Mr. Williamson, the
Prohibitionist, and Mr. Aiken, the Popu
late, irom Washington. I find that Mr.
Williamson is very popular, and will get a
great many votes irom that town; so also
i Tr. Aiken I am told is strong in Washington."
Mnncy Bankers to Bo Tried in Fittsbnrg.
Williasispobt, PA, Oct. 3L Presi
dent Bowman and Cashier Green, of the
recently closed Muncy Bank, were to-day
held in 55,000 each to answer for the loss
of the batik's funds. They will be tried at
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LOCAL POLITICAL BEIEF3.
Ma job. Fowler, of the Allegheny Kepnbli
can Cadets, expects to tako 150 men to ilc
Keesport to-morrow night.
The Republicans or Sharpsburg will parade
to-morrow evening. Several clubs havo
been Invited to participate.
Hoif. Jomr Dalzkll will address a Repub
lican mass meeting at the Opera Houso in
Freeport Wednesday evening, November 2.
The Eleventh Ward Republican Club wll
assemble at tbe head or Dinwiddle street at
6 this evening aud go to McKeesport for
tlio big parade.
The members of the Allegheny General
Republican Club have been reoue.itnd tn
meet at headquarters at 6.30 this evenlnsr. to
take part In tne McKeesport parade.
The wire or Heniy Merrltt, or Hatfield
street, yesterday caused tbe airest or her
husband ror threatening her life with a re
volver and that or her children. Jealousy
was the cause. Merrltt gave ball.
A laroe Democratic meetlmr waa hnirt ini-
night at the rooms or the Jacksonlan Club, In
Allegheny. The meeting was addressed by
B. K. Huss and J. B. Suarpe, who devoted
lnS1McK?nley,bUJL0US3l0a f UUt flnd
Aix members or the B. JloKenna Demo
cratic Association are requested to appear
in lull uniform at 3 v. it at the headquarters
of the County Democracy, corner or Ross
and Grant street this ait&noon. to proceed
to Wheeling V.Vo. Tlier will act ai escort
to the County Democracy. .i v
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