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1EHlr' PITTSBURGH DISPATCH; PPvIDAT, .DECEMBER. 30,' ,1892.
He Has a Letter Prepared to
Send, to .tjie Bepn.1).
EESISTS ALL ENTREATIES
To Accept the Kenomination for
Controller of Pittsburg.
NO SLATE YET DECIDED UPON.
Jjax Jones Tries to Steal a republican
IIYELT MEETING ON THE KOETHSIDE
Controller Morrow yesterday 'wrote a let
ter -which be will send to the Republican
convention if his name is presented as a
candidate. It is emphatic in tone and quotes
section 7 of the Baker ballot law. This
section provides that any person who has
been presented as a candidate may canse
his came to be withdrawn by request in
writing. It must be sent to the State Sec
retary 15 days before the election and the
County Commissioners 12 days before, "and
no name so withdrawn shall be printed npon
The Controller is decided that he will ac
cept no nomination from the convention.
Ever since he first decided on this course
friends have been coaxing him to recon
sider. The presidents of all the leading
banks signed a petition to him to become a
candidate for renomination and it was fol
lowed up by urgent appeals from several
ministerial associations of the city. To all
he remained obdurate, declaring he would
not comply with their request, but thank
Inc them for their kind regard.
Wouldn't Listen to Any Entreaties.
Politicians who were thought to be op
posed to the Controller also came forward
and pressed him to reconsider. They
represented that it was in the interest of
party hjrmony they made the request,
thongh it was really to keep Mayor Gourley
off the trark, but he declined their per
suasive entreaties. Lately they have been
asserting that Morrow would be nominated
and would accept the honor, despite his
protestations to the contrary.
This was more than he could stand.
Yesterday he consulted an attorney to see
what action he should take in case he was
nominated. The lawyer turned at once to
section 7 of the Baker law. That settled it.
The Controller returned to his ofdee and
wrote a vicorous letter, incorporating sec
tion 7, positively declining any nomina
tion at the hands of the convention. The
letter will be intrusted to one of the dele
gates with instructions to have it read in
case Mr. Morrow's name is presented.
Otherwise it will not be mentioned, as he
does not wish to be put in the light of de
clining something not offered to him.
No Slate Yet Made. Public.
The Republican city primaries take place
to-morrow between i and 7 o'clock. As
there is no contest among delegates, little
interest will be taken in them except in a
few wards. In most cases the delegates and
election officers will go to the polling
place, th officers will perfunctorily issue
certificates of elcctidn to the delegates, and
the matter will be ended. Notwithstanding
the nearness ot the primaries, no one can
be found who will show any authority for
a prediction as to who will be the nominees.
It there is a slate in existence the Repub
lican managers have very carefully kept it
concealed. It is likely that if any slate had
been made before Wednesday night, the
vithdrawal of Dr. McCandless from the
field would canse some changes in it.
Major Montooth again loomed tip as a
probable candidate yesterday. Previously
he had qualified his assertions that he would
not accept the nomination under any cir
cumstances so long as his friend Alex Mc
Candless was in the field. The Doctor's
withdrawal was frequently asserted yester
day to mean the Major's candidacy. The
Major was out of town yesterday. His
brother said he would not accept. Several
persons claiming to have the confidence of
the party managers were going around tell
ing their friends how the slate had been
Many Combinations 3Iade.
Onesaiditwouldbe Montooth for Mayor,
Denniston for Controller and Mercer "for
Treasurer. Another declared it would be
McKean, Mercer and Denniston, in the or-,
der named. Still another had it Montooth,'
McKean and Denniston. Several alleged
slates had Controller Morrow for Mayor or
Controller, just as fancy struck the origina
tors. D. C. Kipley was trotted ont as a
Mayoralty candidate also, Prothonotary
Bradley being responsible for the use of his
name. John S Lambie was not talked of
much yesterdav, but it is evident that he
has not been sleeping during the past week,
is the delegates to the city convention will
The only new name mentioned for the
Contrnllcrsnip yesterday was that of Cap
tain C AY. Batchelor. An accredited man
ager of the party mentioned him yesterday
as a good candidate, with all the" business
qualifications necessary, and engaged in a
business, that of bank president, which
would not interfere with his attenaing to
the duties of the office.
Mrgistrate McKeana's candid avowal in
favor of Mayor Gourley's nomination on the
Democratic ticket has strengthened the
hope with many of the Mayor's Republican
friends that his own party "will do likewise.
While there seems no prospect of kucli a
thing being done, it is talked" of generally
and considered a sagacious move at the
THEY DEFIED AJAX.
The Well-Known Colored Leader Fails In
His Efforts to Have lion. B. McEenna
Indorsed A. I.lvely Meeting or Eighth.
The Republican suggestion meeting of
the' Eighth ward, held in the Franklin
Street School House last night, was an ex
ceedingly warm one, and several times it
bid fair to wind np in a free-for-all fight
Captain Samuel Scott acted as Chairman,
and Messrs. "William Angloch and J. C
The fun opened when Ajar Jones arose
and offered the following resolution:
Vvhereas. The Republicans are unable to
find a candidate for Mayor after searching
tne'worJcshops, the lawyers, the Judges, the
busy hum of the wheel of industries, the
blacksmltns. the doctors and leal estate
agents: therefore, be It
Kesolved, That we, the citizens of the
Eighth ward, do indorse Barney ilcKenna
The reading of the resolntion was pre
ceded 'by one of Ajax's . characteristic
speeches, and the oratorical effort wound up
with the resolution as a climax. For'an
instant there was a dead silence. Then
every man was on his feet There were
yells, catcalls and shouts from every quar
ter, and with scarcely a dissenting voice the
resolution wa voted down.
Thomas C Scott was unanimously named
for school director and then came another
fight It was over the nomination for con
stable. David Lewis, who seemed to be
quite a favorite, announced his intention to
run independent at the primaries no matter
what the decision of the meeting might
I be. Oscar A. Tanner was the only other
candidate for the nomination. His mends
immediately demanded that the name of
Leu is be thrown out and he be not consid
ered as a candidate. The friends of Lewis
declared such a move out of order, but the
matter was finally settled by the Chairman
ruling Lewis out J, D. Brooks was named
for ward assessor.
The third and last fight of the evening
was over the nomination of board officers
for the Second precinct Robert Day and
John Rnswinkle were named as the pros
pective candidates. Day received ten votes
and his opponent nine. Tists were shaken,
cries ot "fraud" and accusations of "fixing"
the meeting were uttered indiscriminately.
Chairman Scott finally decided in favor of
Day. Then the meeting adjourned amid
ANTIS WIN OUT.
Allegheny Reformers Beaten at a Republi
can Suggestion Sleeting A not Contest
in the First Ward Primaries to Be
Held on January 7.
The Republicans of the First Ward, Alle
gheny, held a red-hot suggestion meeting in
the schoolhouse last evening. The Re
formers, at a caucus held sometime before,
had decided upon Frank Donaldson as their
candidate for Permanent Chairman, and the
others had selected Charles W. NePb. Mr.
Ueeb, although present, was feeling very
unwell, and positively refused to
allow his name to go before the
meeting as a candidate for chair
man, and his friends had to lootc
about for another candidate. J. S. Edgar
was nominated, but he did not snit the
Anti-Reformers and they nominated Alder
man E. L. Braun, who has all along been
looked upon as a Reformer.
Robert J. Baxter, a candidate for Select
Council, and one of the prominent leaders
of the Reformers, denounced the action in
the strongest terms. "It is a trick," he
said vehemently, "a foul, mean trick and
one that should and will be repudiated at
It was some time before order could be
restored and a vote taken, which resulted
as follows: Braun, 38; Donaldson, 28; Ed
gar, 17, and Braun was declared elected.
The next contest was for Secretary. The
Reformers nominated Charles H. Bepler
and the Antis Thomas Pit cairn. After
another wild scene the Chairman declared
the vote a tie, and said that both would
Everybody then tried to get in sugges
tions for candidates. The Antis, bj parlia
mentary tactics, succeeded in getting their
names considered first, and they will head
the printed tickets. The ticket will read:
Seleot Council, Arthur Kennedy, William
J. Josenhaus and Robert J. Pitcairn: Com
mon Council, Joseph O. Horere, John T.
McCauley, Charles W.Ueeb, T. 6. Malsch,
Henry G. Watson, Walter Thompson and
Lee S. Smith; School Director, Oliver Cor
nelius, Dr. C B. Bippus, Joseph Spang,
William Kirkpatrick and Charles Willis.
The meeting decided Saturday, January
7, 1893, as the date for holding the pri
maries, and each candidate will be assessed
his pro rata share of the expenses of hold
ing the primaries before bis name is placed
on the ticket
JOHN L C&ES05 APPOINTED.
Succeeds J. B. Rinebart as Deputy in Wash
ington and Greene Counties.
Revenue Collector Miller yesterday noti
fied John L Carson of his appointment as
Deputy Collector in the place of J. B. Rine
hart in Washington and Greene counties. It
is generally understood Rinehart was re
moved for activity against Acheson for Con
gress in the recent campaign.
Postmaster McKean has given Collector
Miller the ue of hU large private office on
the second floor front of the nostoffice build
ing, probably the finest office in the city.
Mr. Miller now has his daughter as private
secretary in the office.
Suggested a Full Ticket
The Republicans of the Fourth ward,
Allegheny, met last night and suggested the
following candidates to be voted for at the
primaries: Select Council, John Fielding;
Common Council (four Jo elect), X. H.
Stauffer, William Baden, H. G Robins, H.
E. Speidel, John W. Stacy, Jacob Ehmer:
School Director (two to elect, three years'
term), Lewis Mendel, Peter Reisick, John
M. Huddell; (one to elect one year term),
Andrew Lysle, E. B. Logan.
GOSSIP OF LOCAL POLITICIANS.
Local Usios Ko. H2, Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners, has instructed its
members to support H. K. Tyler for Mayor
The Young Hen's Democratic Association
of Pittsburg met last night and indorsed
Daniel Gallagher for School Director In the
Second ward and Robert E. Lutz for Con
stable. The Twenty-fifth ward Bepublicans met
last night and suggested the following can
didates for ward officers: School Directors,
Henry Shook and Captain it II. Felker;
Constable, E. A. Leonard.
The Democrats of the Twenty-eighth
ward held their suggestion meeting last
night and named the following ticket:
School Directors, George Smith and William
Kaiser: Constable, Fred Miller.
The Democrats of the Sixteenth ward held
a well attended but poorly enthnsed meet
ing last night, and made the following nom
inations for ward officers: School Diiectors,
L. J. Slmltenbrand and W. A. Sutton; As
sessor, Austin Orsil.
The Building Trades Council of Allegheny
Council last night indorsed the platform and
candidates of the Allegheny branch oftho
Citizens' Industrial Alliance. A resolntion
was passed requesting all locals to have
their Allegheny members to work against
Kennedy and work for Tyler for Mayor.
POVEETY IN ALLEGHENY.
Inspector Eichenlaub Thinks There Is
Large Field for Charity.
Inspector Eichenlaub, of the Department
of Public Charities, of Allegheny, said yes
terday that the applications for public aid
during this week have been much more
numerous than they were during the same
period of last year. "The extreme cold
weather of the past week," he said, "has
caused many people who have never before
asked for help to come to the department
and ask for food and clothing. The strikes
of last summer and fall I believe have had
much to do wilh the poverty and distress
which have compelled a great many people
to ask for public charity who heretofore
have always had plenty, and I think that
while the Homestead strikers and their
families needed all the aid that was ex
tended to them of late by charitable people,
a large field for charity could be found
right in this city. We are doing all we can
to relieve the distress of the sick, hnngry
and almost clotheless poor of our city,
but, while there are many who ask for
charity they do not deserve, and do not get
it from us, there are many' who are too
proud to make known their circumstances
that are really suffering for food and cloth
ing. I think that if those charitably in
clined would take the trouble to look up
some of the cases I reter to they could find
plenty of opportunities to help many de
serving poor families."
A Reception for the Press Clab.
The members of the Electric Club will
inaugurate a series oi club nights for the
different social clubs throughout the city.
The first reception will be in honor of the
Pittsburg Press Club and will be given . to
morrow evening. All the members of the
Press Club are invited to visit the Electric
Club and witness the departure of the old
year. There will be plenty of music, a
spread and good cheer. In two or three
weeks a reception will be given to some
other club and so on through the list The
Electric clubhouse is at 802 Penn avenue.
No Christinas and New Year's table should
be without a bottle of Angostura Bitters,
the world renowned appetizer of exquisite
flavor. .Beware of counterfeits.
HE'S AFTER BIG GAME.
Robert Campbell Fighting for 2,500
Acres in Kentucky.
THE CASE MUCH COMPLICATED.
The Constitution of a State Involved in the
THE PLAINTIFF LIYES IN 1LLEGHENI
Robert Campbell, of Allegheny City, is
making a desperate fight to repossess him
self of 2,500 acres of land situate near Big
Stone Gap, in Letcher county, Ky. Mr.
Campbell alleges the vast tract of
land was taken from him ille
gally. The case is now pending
in the United States Circuit Court at Frank
fort, Ky., and its adjudication, it is claimed,
will determine the legality of the Consti
tution of Kentucky, and will it is said set
tle disputes to most of the land in that
State. Mr. Campbell's case is a rather in
teresting one though it is said there are
many of the same character now pending in
the blue grass country.
Colonel John L. Scott, one of the leading
lawyers of Frankfort, Ky., has been in
Pittsburg since Tuesday working on the
case. He is one of the attorneys who rep
resent William A. Kicholls, who is now in
possession of the property"and who is hold
ing it by authority of a State law that re
quires the owner to inclose the landed
estate. He'concedes that Campbell secured
the original patent for the land.
Taking Testimony in rittsbnrg.
Colonel Scott spent yesterday taking tes
timony in the office of Robb &Fitzsim
mons. Among the witnesses he examined
were Levi Bird Duff", A F. Baum, and Mr.
Campbell, the plaintiff Colonel Scott was
found last night at Newell's Hotel. He is
a typical Kentucky Colonel. In appearance
he much resembles Governor McKinley.
His round, pleasant face is cleanly shaven.
He is a pleasant talker, a good eater, and,
just to prove the exception to the rule, he
is not much of a drinker.
"The land involved in our suit extends
over 2,500 acres," Colonel Scott began. "It
is in a single block. It is composed of 125
patents and is valuable for minerals and
timber. The case has been in litigation
since 1884. It is but one of the numberless
suits resulting from the system of land
titles in our State. Heretofore in Ken
tucky people have obtained patents or deeds
for lands from the Commonwealth and laid
them down on large strips of land.
Another man, comes along and secures
a patent on the same land unless
it has been promptly and properly enclosed
by the original patentee. The original
patent holds unless the junior patentee
acquires possession by enclosure and satis
faction of law.
"There are thousands upon thousands of
acres of land in Kentucky upon which as
high as 50 patents have been taken out, and
the law can only sustain the one who has
The Fence Makes the Title.
"Each of the 50 patentees claim the land
jnst as the claim is made in the case of
Campbell against Kicholls, and if the law
and the Constitution of the State are not
overthrown by the courts of the General
Government the fellow who enclosed the
land will hold it against all comers. In one
case Mr. Campbell secured the original
patent, but we secured another patent and
enclosed the land. If our laws are right
then we are safe. It our laws are wrong
then we are gone.
"The last Legislature of Kentucky, with
a view to simplifying the many cases of the
kind, passed an act on the subject, and the
last Constitutional Convention in our State
inserted a section in our Constitution pro
viding that those claiming land under con
flicting titles must settle their disputes and
establish their claims within five years, and
failing to do so the titles must remain as
held when the five years expire.
"Our case is to-be a test for all the others
and much depends upon its settlement.
We are now in the highest court we can
reach and we will likely get a decision
within six months. "
Colonel Scott M. Nicholls, who accom
panied him, left for home last night
CAUGHT THEM AT IT.
A Lair and Order Detective Jailed Charged
With Conspiring to Defraud.
W. T. Martin, one of Agent McClure'i
Law and Order detectives, was committed
to jail last evening by Alderman McMasters
to await a hearing on a charge of conspiracy
with intent to defraud preferred by County
Detective Harry Beltzhoover.
Mr. Beltzhoover alleges in the informa
tion, which is made on information re
ceived, that the defendant and another Law
and Order detective, whose name
is witheld owing to his not
yet having been arrested, went to a
Mrs. Mary Connelly, against whom a
true bill has been found for selling liquor
without license, and represented to her that
by giving them $6 they would fix it with
Mr. Beltzhoover to have the case pigeon
holed. This money was given to the defendants
by Mrs. Connelly. This transaction reached
the ears of Mr. Beltzhoover, who had De
ttctive P. J. Murphy make an investiga
tion, and, on learning that the facts as set
forth were true, entered suit, as detailed
above. It is expected that the other de
fendant will be arrested to-dayl
'TWAS AN0M DE PLUME.
In a Christmas Bout an Unfortunate Co
A couple of days ago an item was run ati
the suggestion of one of the principals, tell
ing of a lively drinking bout between two
well-known suburban physicians. For the
sake of illustration, two names were used
by the writer that were supposed to belong
Unfortunately the joke stopped right
there, with at least one gentleman, and
that happened to be a well-known physi
cian. Dr. Dean, whose name was unwit
tingly used as a nom de plume for one ot
the principals. The physicians who were
concerned in the affair had a hearty laugh
over their Christmas contest, but yesterdky
expressed sorrow that one of their brother
practitioners had unwittingly been dragged
into a Christmas party of which he knew
KICKED THE LAMP OVER,
A rire Results From a Drunken Fight in
Lewis Hanbeck went to his boarding
house at 211 Robinson street, Allegheny,
shortly after 6 o'clock last night and being
intoxicated started a row with a fellow
boarder. During the melee a lamp was
kicked over and the floor set on fire. An
alarm was sent in and engines 1, 2, 6 and 8
responded in time to prevent a serious con
flagration as the fire had gained consider
able headway. The damage was about $100.
In going to the fire James Olifij of truck
A, of the Columbia, escaped serious injury
by jumping from the truck onto a car which
had collided with the truck at the corner of
Lacock and Robinson streets.
Foal Play Feared.
Jacob Madden has been reported to the
East End police as missing since Monday
last, and his friends fear foul play. He was
last seen Monday afternoon in Shultz's sa
loon on Frankstown avenue, in company
with Henry Keigler. At that time he had
$36 on his person. He was dressed in an
old overcoat dark clothes, brown cap, and
was 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighed
MANAGERS WILL NOT TREAT.
The Amalgamated Association Trying to
Settle the labor Troubles In aZanes
ville, O., 31111 No Agreement Keached
Yet The Plant Being Started by Non
President M. M. Garland and Vice Presi
dent Harry Hocking,, of. the Amalgamated
Association, have failed utterly in their
efforts to bring about a settlement of the
union labor troubles in the rolling mill at
Zanesville, O. They have been in a long
conference with the management of the
mill, and every concession short of abso
lute surrender is said to have been offered
to keep the mill in the association, as this
is said to be one of the points in the line of
the Amalgamated Association where it has
been decided to break through and run non
union at any cost, as a part of the general
Elan alleged to have been formulated to
eat the association in detail. This
view is strengthed by the stand
and statements of the managers of
the mill, who told Messrs. Garland and
Hocking that under no circumstances and on
no condition would they ever again treat
with the Amalgamated Association as an
organization. To Mr. Garland they said:
"In brief, we propose herealter to hire our
employes as individuals. It is true that we
have never .inquired of an applicant for
work whether he was a union man or not,
and we shall not do so in the future. They
are welcome to come in here on the same
footing as non-union men if they care to do
so. We simply insist that they shall not
not compel us to do business with them as
members of the Amalgamated, by or through
the interference of that association in any
Kay, shape or manner. That is all, gen
tlemen, and it is final."
The union men have declared in favor of
continuing the contest, and only one set of
rolls is being run in the mill. About 40
non-union men have been given positions
in the mill thus far to take the places of
strikers.- The managers say they can get
good men as fast as thev want them, and
that they will hire any of the old employes
who want to go to work on their own responsibility.
TWO MORE POISON CASES.
The Coroner Investigating tho Deaths of
Two Colored Men Both Worked at
Homestead Symptoms Like Previous
Cases Delay Caused by the Chemists.
Coroner McDowell is investigating two
more cases of suspected poisoning. Both
are colored men who worked at Homestead.
John Liggins, aged 44, of Jones avenue,
went to Homestead and worked in the mill
from the first week in August until the lat
ter part of October. According to the
statements of relatives, who notified the
Coroner yesterday, Liggins suffered from a
distressing diarrhoea for several weeks be
fore he left Homestead. He finally became
so weak he could work no longer and came
Medical treatment did not help his com
plaint and finally about December 1 he
went to a hospital in this city. There he
died on the 24th inst and was buried next
day by the hospital authorities. They
secured a burial certificate from the Bnreau
of Health, giving the cause ot death as ex
haustion and collapse. Liggins was a large
vigorous man when he went to Homestead,
his friends claim, and when he died was re
duced to a shadow. They are satisfied he
was poisoned and are anxious for an inves
tigation. The Coroner has subpoenaed all
the persons conversant with the case to ap
pear before him this morning at 10 o'clock,
"I can't go far in this case," said the
Coroner last night, "until I get the result
of the Szincyi analysis. Everything is
waiting on that, and I am sorry there must
be a delay in such an important matter. I
hear reports everv day from cases of men
who have died rather suddenly after leaving
Homestead, or of others who suffered with
all the symptoms of the alleged poison vic
tims. I can do nothing but keep track of
them for the present I have a case of a
colored man at Soho very similar to that of
Liggins, which will be thoroughly investi
gated as soon as I can give it my atten-
MUST HAVE THE PAPERS.
The follce Refuse to Surrender Fickarelli
to a Now York Officer.
Michael Pickarelli, the Italian arrested
in this city, and who is wanted in New
York on two serious charges, is something
of a thorn in the side of the New
York officials, inasmuch as they are
experiencing considerable trouble in
getting him back to New York Slate.
Tuesday an Italian officer named Bareti ar
rived in this city. He had with him a
bench warrant for the prisoner. It requires,
however, more than a bench warrant to take
a prisoner from one State to another so that
Mr. Bareti had to go back and get requisi
Meanwhile the friends of Pickarelli se
cured the services of a lawyer, and they
were about to attempt to get him out on a
writ of habeas corpus when the police au
thorities learned of it and had Officer Bareti
enter a charge against Pickarelli for being a
fugitive from justice. On this charge the
prisoner will be held until the requisition
papers can be secured.
LOOKING AFTER AEMOS PLATE.
Commodore Folger Inspecting the Work
at the Carnegie Mills.
Commodore Folger, chief of the Ordnance
Department at Washington, is in the city
looking up the making of the armor plate
by the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited.
He will soon retire, but before doing so he
will make a report of bis work. In order
to get some data and secure the desired in
formation from the first source, he is in
specting the Carnegie mills at Homestead
and operation since the strike. The report
that he was to become consulting engineer
of the Carnegie plant after his retirement
from his present position is emphatically
denied by Secretary Lovejoy, who says no
special significance is to be attached to his
presence in the city, outside of his official
capacity. Commodore Folger expects to re
main in the city several days.
BOSSES FALL DEAD.
A New Disease Rapidly Clearing tne
Stables on the Sonthside.
A peculiar disease is said to have over
come the horses on the Sonthside. Within
the last three days, it is said that no less
than five animals have dropped dead sud
denly. The horses show no" signs ot sick
ness until overcome by the disease, when
they suddenly drop'' and begin to tremble.
In almost every case that has proved fatal
so far, the animals died within five or ten
minutes from the time they fell.
Yesterday one of Kerling's horses died,
which is reported as being the third one
that has died belonging to them in the past
WANT THE HILL TO START.
The Employes of J. P. Witherow Itaise the
Money to Help Ont the Company.
The skilled workmen formerly employed
by J. P. Witherow at New Castle have
raised $8,000 to have the mill again start up.
The money was subscribed in sums of not'
less than $100 each, one-third payable in
cash by January 12, 1893, and the remainder
in four equal monthly payments, to he de
duced from their wages after the plant is
again in successful operation. The mill it
expected to be started again in a short time.
The Analysis Not Iteady.
The inquest -on the body of Louis
Szinysi, who is alleged to have been
poisoned at Homestead, has been continued
until January 8, on account of the analysis
of parts of the dead man's entrails and
stomach not being completed. Captain A.
E. Hunt will not be ready to make his re
port before that time.
ECONOMY AT PEACE.
A Cessation of Talk About Imme
diate Legal Proceeding;,
LUMPING ALL THE LIABILITIES.
Kecent Falo of Talnable Stock Belonging
to the Eocietj.
GOSSIP ABOUT THE BIOllOSTGAQE
Economy, afterhavinghadmore publicity
given to its affairs in a week than it had
bad in all its previous existence, is at peace
once more. President Duss visited Pitts
burg as usual yesterday. He comes to town
almosUevery day. His companion yester
day was Judge Hice, the society's chief
legal adviser. The new plan of financial
readjustment is proceeding. Mortgages,
chiefly given in connection with previous
purchases of real estate for the society, are
being lifted, and other claims held by Pitts
burg banks have been liquidated this week.
The Pittsburg Bank and other institutions
of this city who have been creditors of the
society are now so no longer. It is evident
that a part of the $400,000 raised by mort
gage is being used to wipe out the society's
indebtedness. The plan apparently is to
lump all the liabilities.
The scheme has excited interest in finan
cial circles in Pittsburg, and some criticism
of the expediency of transforming indi
vidual claims into one large obligation is
heard.' The individual creditors, it is
pointed out, would have had considerable
trouble to enforce their claims, would have
had to bring suit in each case, and then
levy upon the personal property of the so
ciety befoie they could touch the real
May lose All They Have.
Now, in the case of the mortgage for
5400,000, if the society make a single de
fault in payment of interest the mortgagee
can seize the homestead of the society at
Economy. But it is almost unnecessary to
remark that the society may be quite able
to look after the payment of interest, and
the probability is that it can, or, argue Mr.
Duss' friends, such able men as Judge Hice
and Mr. Brooks would not have advised tne
On Fourth avenue the statement of Mr.
Duss that the society has not recently sold
many interest-bearing bonds or stocks
created wonder, for it is common report
that many considerable blocks of valuable
securities' have been sold for the society's
account during the past year. One sale,
and a very recent one, that is said to have
taken place, is that of the holdings of the
society in the Monongahela Navigation
Company, amounting to 500 shares of a par
value ot 515,000. The society owns a con
siderable amount of stock in the Pittsburg
and Birmingham bridge, one of its
most valuable properties, and the
application for a certificate, which
occurred for the first time the other day. is
thought to point to its sale. The question
in the society and out of it among those
who are interested in the well are of the
little band of aged members who survive
of the original stock, is if the regular and
certain income of the society from its bonds
and storks is bronght to an end, what will
take its place? and how does Mr. Duss pro
pose to pay the interest on the big mort
gage, an annual fixed charge of 524,000?
There may be lots of satisfactory answers to
these questions, but they are no't likely to
be forthcoming till the financial statement
promised by Mr. Duss is made.
No Legal Proceedings Jnst Now.
The courts are not to be appealed to to
hasten this revelation of the society's finan
cial condition at present. The talk about
suits is not so well founded to-day as it was
on the day of Mr. Henrici's funeral,. mnd
whatever may be done to protect the minor
ity who are not in harmony with Mr. Duss,
no legal proceedings are to be expected just
now. There are a good many people still
living in Pittsburg and the Ohio Valley
towns who take a deep interest in the rem
nant of old Ecaoomites who are simply
waiting, most of them, for death to call
them. These sympathetic spectators, who
include some most substantial citizens, re
member their dealings with the Econo
mites in the days when Bapp and Baker
and Henrlci and Lentz were names
typical of honesty and uprightness, un
touched and unstained with worldly am
bition, and they feel an affection for the
few survivors of the society which will
certainly lead them to scrutinize and if
necessary interfere with the new govern
ment at Economy. That public opinion in
the Ohio Valley as well as in this city sup
ports this critical attitude, nobody who
goes much among the people who know the
Economites and knew them yesterday can
doubt for a moment
It is remembered that when the Harmony
Society first settled at Economy in 1S25,
nearly a thousand strong, they were prac
tically pioneers in agriculture in Western
Pennsylvania. They introduced improved
methods, and the high state of cultivation
to which they brought their lands was an
object lessonof the highest value to the
farmers not only of the Ohio Valley, but
what was then the Great West.
Introduced Many New Industries.
They planted vineyards, and made such
wine as this country had never produced
before. With all sorts of fruits they were
equally successful. For instance, they in
troduced the sickle pear tree, which' had
never been grown here before, but without
which to-day no orchard is deemed com
plete. Then" they turned their hands to
manufacturing, and the results were such
as to stimulate similar industries
even in Pittsburg. In their deal
ings with outsiders the Economites
were again exemplary in the best way.
Their word was always as good as their
bond. They were public spirited and pro
gressive, too. Their money went to start
railways and improve them, and that, too,
at a day when railroad investments were
not considered as legitimate as they are
It is the memory of these good deeds that
has impelled many of the elder folk here
abouts to regard with disfavor any effort of
newcomers in the soeiety to push the weak
and aged survivors ot the original com
munity to the wall.
Bargains in Musical Novelties.
We have a number of musio cabinets
' in oak, eoony, Cierry and walnut;
fancy stools in solid wood, bamboo
and brass; fancy taboreties, duet
benches and piano chairs. We do not
want to wrap these ud and put them
away for next holidays, but prefer to
sell them at cost and thus give you the
benefit of our low prices. These are
elegant and serviceable goods and at
the same time pretty and ornamental.
Come in and look at thorn; we know
we have something among them that
will please you. S. Hamilton,
SI and 93 Fitth avenue.
December 24tn, 23th. 26:h and 31st, 1892, and
January 1st and 2d, 1693, excursion tickets at
low round trip rates will bo sold from sta
tions on the Pennsylvania lines west of
Pittsburg to points on those linei In West
ern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Kentucky and West Virginia. Beturu
coupons valid until January 3d.
Special China Sale.
To-day and Saturday only we will sell all
our odd and end Havlland un&flnnce plates,
teas and A.D.cotTees at 15o each. We will have
four tables in tho front of store to select
from, at C. Eeizenstein's, 150 to 156 Federal
Great Reductions In Standard Sets!
Diokens, Scotr, Bnlwer, Thackeray, Haw
thorne, Irving, etc., in cloth and Ieatner.
B. S. Davis & Co., 96 Fifth avenue.
Pertect action ana penect health result
roui the use of De Witt's Little Early BLjars.
A perfect little pill.. Very amaiir very aura
SAT DOWN ON THE COMMITTEE.
General Casey Sold to Have Received the
Blvermcn Ratlier Warmly Plans for a
Bridge at Elizabeth Approved The
Elver strike Unchanged.
The Coal Exchange held a well attended
meeting yesterday. The chief topic of dis
cussion was the approving of the plans for a
bridge at Elizabeth. This subject had been
before the Exchange before but had never
been satisfactorily settled. A committee
of rivermen had visited tho place last June,
recommended some changes and submitted
its report to the Exchange and
also to the Secretary of War, who made the
1 roper recommendations. Th; Attorney
General ruled that the Secretary of War
had no power to approve plans for bridges
on rivers that were navigable in two or
more States. This puts the matter in a new
light, and the Exchange had then to say
what the plans should be. After over an
hour's warm discussion it was decided to
approve the plans of Attorney Van Voor
his, which provided that the central spaa
be 350 feet long and 51 feet high. The
plans previously submitted provided that
the span be 253 feet long and 48 feet high.
The committee sent to Washington to
further confer with General Casey about
theLogstown dike returned. It was re
ported that General Casey gave them a
rather warm reception as their persistency
in pursuing their plans to have their ideas
adopted rather than those of Major Stick
ney did not please the General very well,
and he is said to have severely sat down
upon the committee. The settlement of the
Logslown dike was referred to a committee
of United States engineers that will decide
how the dike is to be Uuilt.
The 'situation in the coal strike remained
practically unchanged yesterday, as the con
dition of the river prevented further work
being done. The miners and operators are
still as determined as ever, and neither
shows an inclination to surrender. A
change is expected after the first of the
HE IIKES PIIT3BTJHQ.
I D. Castle. Thinks the Smoky City Out
strips All Others.
L. D. Castle, General Manager of the
Kelly & Jones works at Greensburg.was in
the city yesterday with business friends.
Mr. Castle was originally an Eastern man,
but he is wonderfully impressed
with the business energy and enter
prise of Pittsburg. He contends
that the Clearing House statements
show conclusively that Pittsburg does more
business, population considered, than any
other city in the United States. He argues
that every man, woman and child in Pitts
burg spends just four times as much money
annually as each man, woman and child in
Baltimore, for instance.
"The business of Pittsburg is substan
tially its own," Mr. Castle'said, "jnd the
business of Pittsburg is brighter and better
than that of any other city in the Union,
New Companies Chartered.
The following companies in which Pitts
burg capital is interested were chartered at
Harrisburg yesterday: The Columbia
Powder Company, capital $8,000; incorpora
tors John P. Hunter, A. L. Hunter, M. A.
Gray, F. J. Chnnm, Daniel Bitter. The
Crescent Water Company of Chartiers, cap
ital 5500. The Standard Water Company
of Crafton, capital 5500. The Pittsburg
Barrow andForge Company, capital 510,000,
and the Beaver Falls Trunk Company, cap
Addressed Five Hundred Teachers.
President Leonard H. Eaton, of the Hu
mane Society, yesterday addressed 500
school teachers at the County Insitute now
being held at Beaver Falls. HO chose for
his subject ''Humane Instruction in Our
Public Schools," and impressed upon the
minds of the teachers the necessity for in
structing the children under their care to
have regard for tho feelings' of dumb
HUGUS & HE.
. LAST WEEK OF
' STOGHUIRE AND HOLIDAY SALE.
EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTIDNS IN
SILK DEPARTMENT. "
We offer a choice in
the following weaves:
Faille Francaise, Peau
de Soie, Rhadames,
Armures and Surahs
of our usual $1.25 and
$1.50 qualities at $1.00
A very attractive
collection of novelties
in Black Grounds with
Colored Floral De
signs at 25 per cent
less than r e gu 1 a r
Black Taffeta Silk
with colored stripes for
skirt linings, etc., $1.25
grade, at 85c a yard.
on our 50c silk counter
to close odd lines.
-GDB. HFTHJ1L AID MAHKET ST.
In Simen'a Flannel-Lined. Shoes and
Slippers for Ladle i' Wear at 75c to 82.
Men's Buckle Arctic?, 85c.
Men's Seir-Actine Alaskas, 03c.
Men's Rubber Bocfcs, $2.
Children's Rubber Boots, 83c.
G. D. SIMEN'S,
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY,.,PA.
" ' '-deS6-xw 'c&ali ''" ' oew-loonr N'HlilH'SsH.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.. A- .
Dry Goods House.
JOS, HOFEHE k COi'S;
PENN AVE. STORES.
Every day of' this cold
weather emphasizes the big
mistake the manufacturer made
when he parted with these
handsome, stylish, plain and
fur-trimmed Jackets at just 50
cents on the dollar. The weather
was less promising a few weeks
ago. The garments are here
we got an unprecedented
bargain and pass it on to our
Plain Jackets in Black Cheviots and
Diagonals, in medium and winter
weights, come nnlined, some silk
lined, AT $3, &1, 5 and S.
Fur-trimmed Jackets in Black Cheviots,
Diagonals and plain Kersey Cloths:
some half-lined and some lined
throughout with silk and satin, in
best qualities of diflerent fashionable
iurs mostly Martens and Astrakhans
at 54.00, 56, S7. $10, 312, S13.20, S15,
$18, VM, $22, 25 and 30.
PRICES ON WINTER
CUT IN TWO.
Reduced prices on our entire
winter stock gone through, and
everything now will be quickly
sold out, including the fine im
ported garments, such as you
can only see in this department
AT 53 A lot of black and fancy cloth , ,
Kewmarkets that were two and threes
times this price. "imi
AT ?5 Black Cheviot and Diagonal?
Newmarkets and Ulsters, that ior
merly were ?8, $10 and $12.
AT 10 Elack Cheviot, fur-trimmed
Ulsters, that formerly were ?20 and
Even choicer bargains in Colored Nov
eltr Cloth Newmarkets, some with
Military and Triple Capes, some hood
and some plain, now 8S.50, 10,
$15 and 20.
And plain Black Newmarkets, with
Military Capes, with Triple Capes,
with Hoods, and some plain, in
7 to 22 each.
In these bargain Jackets and
Long Coats you have wider
choice to-day than you will
have to-morrow. They are
slipping away fast You will
not likely meet another such
chance even here this season.
Has already proven a grand
success. It continues and
everybody who can make use
of Blankets should take advan'
take and save money.
Comforts and Quifts, too,
away below the usual prices.
JOS. HORNE M.v
609-621' Penn Avenue.
largest and Leading
Jewelry and Art Stores.
ART GOODS. ,
Entire new stocks ofc
goods of all sorts suit,
able for New Year's
Fifth Ave. and Market. SL--Ht