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- Is thev Chief Argument Advanced
Against the Philadelphia
A Ship Canal Proposed to Connect Lake
, Erie and the Ohio BiTer.
The Legislators Very Anricus to Get Tarongh tf ork
and Go Home.
There is strong opposition to the bill ap
propriating $200,000 to improve Phila
delphia's harbor.. It is claimed that the
National Government should bear the ex
pense. The project of a rhlp canal to
connect Lake Erie with the Ohio river has
been revived, and the Legislature trill be
asked to take the initial steps. The legis
lators are going to hold extra sessions so
that the New York trip may sot affect the
consideration of bills. It is stated that the
invitation sent to the Pennsylvania militia
is not at all cordial.
Haseisbtjeo, April 17. It was a rocky
road the appropriation for the Philadelphia
harbor Improvements had to travel after the
bill had been recommitted. The disposition
of the committee was to negative the meas
ure, which calls for $200,000, and it wonld
have been killed but for the earnest plead
ings of Dr. Walk, of Philadelphia, who
has been charged in one of his home papers
with a design to strangle it He had had
the bill recommitted about two weeks ago,
in perfect good faith, expecting it to be re
ported back to the House the next day. His
necessary absence precluded the possibility
of his looking further alter the matter, and
it was not until last night that the Appro
priations Committee 'took it up.
Mr. Fow opposed an affirmative report on
the bill. Dr. "Walk spoke for it. Strong
objections were felt by the majority of the
committee against the rider on the bill pro
viding for a railway to be built around the
wharves for the accommodation of all com
peting railways.
To save the appropriation Dr. "Walk
finally asked that this be stricken off. It
was done, and the appropriation was affirm
atively recommended bv a vote of 9 to 7.
Half a dozen members abstained from vot
ing against the measure, out of considera
tion for the embarrassing position in which
a negative vote would place Dr. "Walk. Sev
eral of those who voted in the affimative did
so out of consideration for him, and say
they will vote against the bill when it comes
up in. the House. -
The appropriation is to aid in the pur
chase of the islands in the Delaware river.
The total cost of the purchase is estimated
at $800,000, Of this the national Govern
ment pays $300,000. The State is asked to
pay (200,000. It was on the programme
for New Jersey and Philadelphia to con
tribute 5100,000 each, but the former has
refused to do so and the latter has taken no
action. Only a minority of the Philadel
phia delegation are represented to be in
lavor of the expenditure on the part of the
State and city. This claim of the majority
is that the whole expense of purchase, as
well as the removal of the islands, which is
a later consideration, should be borne by
the Rational Government, as the improve
ment is in the interest of inter-State com
merce. Simpson.
New York's Imitation to the Pennsylvania
Militia Only Half-Hearted.
Habbisbubo, April 17. In spite of
General Hastings' declarations concerning
the cordiality Of the Invitation from New
Vork to the Pennsylvania troops, Hon.
Nathan L. Jones, of Philadelphia, to-night
introduced a bill appropriating $12,000 for
the payment of the expenses oi the Pennsyl
vania soldiery at the New York centennial.
He backed it Up with a statement that the
New York papers had aroused a hostile feel
ing against the Pennsylvanians and told of
the dlsconrtesv with which the Pirst Begi
xnent was treated by the Twenty-third New
York, whose guests they were at Grant's
funeral ceremonies.
A number of speeches were made, one in
opposition by Chairman Dearden, of the
Appropriations Committee. Quite a feeling
is being aroused on the subject, and it be
gins to look as if there were enough bad
blood developed to make it wise for both the
Pennsylvania militia and Legislature to
stay -at home.
The Street Railway Incorporation BIU
Fanes the Kpcond Quarter.
HabbisbCBO, April 17. -The street rail
way incorporation bill passed second read
ing in the Senate to-day, with amendments
proposed by Mr. "Wherry, who, on one of
them, received able assistance from ilr.
Fow. One amendment compels a company
to begin work within a year after obtaining
its charter, and to complete its lines within
two years. The other amendment makes
companies liable to the ordinance of local
authorities in the matter of the repaying of
"Walter Lyon and Arthur Kennedy, of
Allegheny, were present to see the bill go
through. Messrs. Kaufiman and Capp,
fresh .from the shades of Beaver, were also
present to aid Mr. Brooks to fight any
amendments to the bill.
The President Seeds for Him to Help Dii-
tribnte Patroiace.
Habbisbubq, April 17. Senator Quay
passed through to-day on his way to "Wash
ington. He was accompanied by his son,
Dick. Senator Quay's visit to the National
Capital is in answer to an urgent telegram.
His presence was very much desired by
President Harrison, because some important
questions concerning the distribution of
patronage are about to be decided.
Chairman Andrews and Senator Dela
rnater met at the depot and talked with him,
but if they learned anything the correspond
ents here failed to find it out.
A Coople More Patriots Anxious to Serve
Their Covotry.
frtoit x Btxrr oo-BiroNPx)rr.i
HABElflBtTBO, April 17. Harry Huhn,
whose present position is clerk to Speaker
Boyer, wants to flash his diamonds in the
office of United States Marshal for the
Eastern district of Pennsylvania. His peti
tion was in circulation to-day.
General Prank Seeder, of Easton, is after
the position of Inter-State Commerce Com
missioner, and his petition was also in cir
culation, to-day.
i -
, The Liability of Employers.
rraoit x statp cosnzspoifpajrr.l
Habeisbtjbq, April 17. The employers'
liability bill was reported favorably from
I the House Judiciary General Comarittee
J this evening. It was aaaended in commit-
, tee to provide that an employer should be
liable only for -the negligence of a superin
tendent or overseer, and .not for the. negli
gence of a co-employe. "
A Commission to Consider the Feasibility
of a Great Undertaking-.
HABBiSBUBtJ, April 17. Bepresentatlve
Brown, of Beaver, to-day introduced a joint
resolution of great importance to Pittsburg.
It provides for the appointment of a com
mission of three persons, to be appointed by
the Governor, and their dnty will be to sur
vey a route for a ship canal to connect the
waters of Lake Erie with the Ohio river.
Captain Brown hopes that the route 0f the
old canal from Beaver to Lake Erie will be
selected, but his resolution leaves the whole
matter to the discretion of the commission,
which shall report to the Governor and the
next Legislature.
There are, of course, various routes open,
and one of them is the Allegheny river,
which will, of course, accomplish the object
of the resolution. The improvement and
route recommended by the commission will
be pressed on Congress, and Colonel Quay's
sentiments concerning the bettering of our
water-ways are so well known that there is
strong reason for believing he will not only
indorse the measure but labor for it, The
accomplishment of -such an improvement
would make him more solid than ever in
"Western Pennsylvania.
Captain-Brown's idea is a canal that will
Sermit the transit of the big vessels of Lake
Irie, enabling them to brine their products
to Pittsburg Without breaking bulk, and
avoiding shipment by rail. This would in
a great measure solve the problem of rail
way discriminations bo far as Pittsburg is
concerned. But the canal is merely sug
gested now, and many years must elapse be
fore it Is completed even under the most
favorable circumstances.
The bill was favorably considered by the
Appropriations Committee to-night, and
will be reported to the Legislature in the
morning with an affirmative recommenda
-- Q
Legislator Abxlons to Get Through Work
and Go Home.
CTROK x atxrr cobhibpondest.J
Habbisbubq, April 17. Hon. Henry
Hall, of Mercer, tried to-day to make the
Legislature work for its fun in New York,
but couldn't get unanimous consent for his
resolution. His proposition was to have
sessions three times a day on Friday and
Saturday of this week and next week. He
says the Legislature will lose three days yi
New York, and considering the backward
state of the calendar, he thinks it would be
only doing the right thing by. their con
stituents for the members to make op the
lost time in tuts way.
Mr. Hall considers extension of the session
beyond May 9 simply impossible. The
legislators have become very weary and
want to get away as soon as possible.
The Committee on Bules, at Mr. Hall's
suggestion, took the matter up. and to-night,
just before adjourning, Dr. "Walk, Chair
man, reported a resolution providing for
sessions on Friday afternoon and evening
and Saturday forenoon. There was at first a
storm of opposition, bnt speeches directly to
the point from Dr. "Walk, Mr. Hall, Mr.
"Wherry and others convinced the House it
was the proper thing to do.
do. There was a regular flood of oratory on
both sides of the subject, and Mr. Corey, of
Luzerne, was moved thereby to remark
that if Mr. Quay was in control, as alleged,
he ought to send a message, "Dear Model
Legislaturet don't talk." The House soon
took the hint and passed the resolution,
with the substitution of Monday after
noon session for a Saturday session. During
the debate Mr. "Wherry said it was impossi
ble for the Legislature to adjourn May 9,
and when the proper time came he would
resist adjournment with all his might.
The Dorcns Society- Preparing; for Their
Tableaux Thursday Next.
The Dorcas Society held .their first re
hearsal of the series of tableaux perform
ances to be given next Thursday evening in
Masonic Hall, Allegheny, in the hall last
night. The postures of the ladies were
commendable, and the motionless brigades
elicited hearty applause from the few spec
tators. The following named ladies and
gentlemen will take part in the tableaux:
Mrs. J. C. Bergstresser-Misses Marlon Painter,
Mary Gillespie. Alice Graff, Sarah McGrew,
Bryde Moore, Nan O'Donneu, Etta Beck, Mary
Dunlevy, Mamie Nicholson, Alice Fettennan,
Laura Jones,Minnle Tarrell, Aucusta Grace, M.
Porter.Mrs. J. J. Shanfelter.Mrs. J. H. Gross,
Misses Clara Patterson. Dolly Brown. Jen
nie Taggart, Annie Reed, Rachel Brad
shaw, Nettle Gregg, Birdie Bradshaw,
Rose Dnnlevy, Jennie Brown, Sidney Grace,
Mrs. H. Hetlman, Misses Bertha Scully, Jean
ette Grove, Nettie Boose, Messrs. J. c.
Bergstresser, G. Hartman, H. Nicholson, G.
McC. Kountz. John Bole, Dr. J, H. Horner,
Percy Beatty.W. Graff, Frederick Robertshaw,
F. Bradshaw, Harry Myler, Edward Miller,
John Donnell, J. H. Home, John Nicholson,
Charles A. Robb, Frederick Cameron. H. Fish,
Harry Nicholson. John A. Stranss, Herbert
Beymer, Clifton Grace, Galen Hartman and A.
A. Gillespie.
Miss Grace Miller and Miss Alice Carter will
render solos. The Gernert and Guenther or
chestra Will play between the tableaux.
Allien Veto Accidentally Discovered Near
Dnluth'a Town Hall.
Duiuth, Minn., April 17. An ex
ceedingly rich vein of copper bearing rock
was exposed yesterday by the discharge
of a number of simultaneous blasts by
workmen engaged in excavating fdr Du
luth's big $25,000 Masonio Temple. The
excavation had reached a depth, of about
nine feet when the discovery was made. As
soon as the blast went off the workmen
found a number of large masses of native
copper lying about, some larger than a
boy's head, and hundreds of smaller nug-.
gets about 90 per cent pure.
At first bystanders thought that a large
pocket had been uncovered, but Captain
Mclntyre, the well-known copper expert of
the Calumet and Hecla mines, Michigan,
said: "It is a splendid prospect; the best I
ever taw." He easily traced the vein as
far as uncovered, a distance of 80 feet, and
found it to be from 10 to 12 feet wide.
It is probable that the vein may be
worked when traced outside the city limits,
but near where it was discovered it is sur
rounded bv big brick and stone buildings,
and the new City Hall is about 200 feet dis
Two Well-Known Pittsburg Parties Mar.
ried In a Western City.
Chicago, April 17. At theLeland Hotel
this evening there Was a very pretty wed
ding witnessed by guests from Pennsyl
vania, "West Virginia, Ohio and Illinois.
The principals In the ceremony were Miss
Sally Buff, the daughter of the late Colonel
B. P. Buff, formerly of Pittsburg, and Dr.
Thomas M. T. McKennan, of Pittsburg.
The bride is a niece of Dr. and Mrs. M. P.
Hand, of Jollet, and has been living with
them since her father's death. Dr. Mc
BTennan is a well-known Pittsburg physi
cian and professor of anatomy in the west
ern Pennsylvania Medical College.
The Bev. James Lewis, of the Central
Presbyterian Churchy of Joliet, performed
the ceremony, which was celebrated In the
presence of only the relatives and imme
diate friends ot the bride. Afterward there
was a wedding supper in the ordinary of the
hotel. Mr. McKennan and wife left for St
Louis Oft the evening train. They will live
iu Pittsburg.
Easier Novelties.
"We call attention to Japanese flower
holders in Various shapes, also eggs in por
celains, especially for Easter,
48 Fifth avenue.
By His Order the Poles and Wires
on the Streets of New York Are
The Companies Not Even Allowed to Rescue
the Fallen Property.
lbs Magnates Are Feeling Very Sore Over tht De
pressing Situation.
Mayor Grant has remained firm in his
position and the poles and wires oa the
streets of Dew York are falling thick and
fast The companies are feeling very gloomy
over the situation. They hare -not been
allowed to even take possession of the prop
erty felled by the city. A great part of the
metropolis was in darkness last night
Hew Yoek, April 17. Wires came down
with a swish aud a rush upon the cobble
stones on Broadway this morning, .faster
than the rain drops. In every direction as
far as the eye could reach, were gangs of
men hacking and outting as if their lives
depended upon it.
Crowds of curious people watched the
men work, and they cheered every time a
pole crashed across the thoroughfare. The
contractors had their hands full in keeping
venturesome pedestrians and drivers of
vehicles from being crushed under the fall
ing poles.
A. contractor, an iuspeotor and 15 men be-'
gan work at 6 o'clock this morning. They
commenced at the corner of Seventeenth
street and in 20 minutes the twelfth pole,
11 having been chopped yesterday, toppled
over with a crash.
By 9 o'clock (our more poles had suc
cumbed to Jhe gleaming axes, and colls of
wire littered the street Contractor Busby
Was on hand earlier. "With Inspectors Both
and Beilly and 20 men he commenced at 5
o'clock at the corner of Nineteenth street
By 10 o'clock eight poles had fallen, and by
10:30 o'clock there was not a pole or a wire
in sight on -the east Bide of Broadway, be
tween Fourteenth and Twenty-Second
Then the men began their work on the
last block on their march from Union square
to Madison square. "While these operations
were going in, another party of men were
working on Twenty-third street, beginning
at Broadway. The street, between Broad
way and Sixth avenue, has a network of
wires, but yesterday Mayor Grant modified
his order in regard to Twenty-third afreet so
as to have only the electric light wires re
moved therefrom.
The reason is that there is no subway for
telegrapher telephone wires on Twenty
thinrstreet So the men gave their whole
attention to the electrio light wires, and
they were soon down. The last electrio
wire fell under the Sixth avenue elevated
station at 11 o'clock.
The wire cutters were not allowed to rest,
however. No sooner had the corporation
cart taken up the wires than Foreman
Busbey ordered the men to begin work on
Sixth avenue up to Fifty-eighth street The
wires up to Thirty-third street were nipped
before dark.
The Brush Company and the United
States Electric Light Company have at last
awakened to the fact that the Mayor means
business, and it dawned upon them to-day
that the miles upon miles of fine copper wire
was worth saying. Unwilling to do any
thing at first towrd savinjs the wire them
selves, the Brush Company to-day sent out
their Superintendent Of Bepairs, Sears, by
name, who turned up smilingly this morn
ing, accompanied by a couple of trustees
and half a dozen men.
He watched the enemy chop the wires
down for a few minutes and then turned to
his men.
"Throw those wires on the trucks," he
Superintendent Bichardson, of the Bureau
of Encumbrances, was standing near, and
he swore when he heard Bears give the or
der. ""What did you say?" he shouted.
"I told the men to put our wires into the
trucks," he replied coolly. "They belong
to us, I believe," he continued.
The Superintendent said something about
"nerve," and ordered the men to leave the
wires alone.
"If you want to save your property," he
said, turning to Mr. Sears, "you can go on
ahead of us and take down all the wires and
poles you like. This stuff belongs to us, and
I won't have you interfering with us any
Sears stormed and bluffed, but the Super
intendent called him every time. Sears
tnen procured an extra force of linemen and
at once commencedtaking down the wires.
Commencing at Twenty-third street his men
stripped everything to Twenty-fifth street,
and through the latter street They will
strip everything along the route of de
struction. The United States Company is
doing the same thing. They have already
taken down 60 poles aud several miles of
At the offices of the different companies
this morning everybody looked glum. Su
perintendent McGrath, of the Brush Com
pany, said that he had made connections on
the east and west circuits, and that Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth and Second avenues would be
lighted to-night. Along this roadway it
was dark. At the United States office there
Was alo a blue feeling. They predict that
electrio lighting has received its death
"It costs $300 to stretch ajnile of wire
overhead," they said. "It will now cost
83,000 to lay a mile of wire underground.
In addition to this the company has to
make its own connections from the subways
to the houses, and a separate one to each
""Why not run the wires from cellar to
cellar?" was suggested.
"Can't do it If we touch a wall any
where, even if it be four feet thick, aud ot
stone, the insurance companies will not in
sure. Electric lights are better than gas in
every way, but when people have to tfay
three or four times as much for them, why,
what cahyou expect?"
Broadway presents a queer appearance In
the absence of the maze or wires. Every
thing looks bare and rather deserted,but de
cidedly improved. There will be ilo slops
now and the route will be quickly tra
versed, for the companies are helping amaz
ingly by taking down their own wires and
To-night the upper portion of the city
from Fourteenth street to Fifty-ninth street
is still shrouded in darkness on account of
Mayor Graut's war on the overhead wires.
Fifth avenue wat entirely black from
Twenty-eighth to Fifty-ninth streets, Broad
way from Fourteehth to Fifty-ninth streets,
and also the principal crosstown streets lb
that district There are few gas lights
They Bell at Sight.
Light colored check suits will be all the
go'this season, as will also neat stripes.
Many of these suits we are selling at $10 and
$13; come in for these patterns. They are
very artistically cut, handsomely lined aud
are as good as custom tailoring work. Call
at our store and ask to see them. You'll
agree that they're as good as any $18 suit
you have seen elsewhere. P. C. C. C, cor.
Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court
House. With every boy's suit we will give
gratis ysuf Choice of either a bag ot fun bt
one of Our Parisian Self-Winding tops.
Five Desperate Criminals Stake a Bold
Dash for Liberty.
MohtbeaLi April 17. The prisoners in
the jail at St Joseph Be La Beance, half
way between Montreal and Quebec, re
volted last night The jail contained about
25 criminals undergoing short terms
of imprisonment, besides the brothers
Napoleon and Victor Glroux, arrested
on suspicion of being the desperadoes who
recently broke into the Presbytery of St
Frederick oariihand robbed Father Martin
of a large sum of money under threat of
murder; the brothers Jaques and josepn
Paultn. accused of arson, and AuteineMa-
lftNp nonnsMl nf assanltinp a vodn? Elrl.
These five are known to the Canadian police
as old penitentiary birds and daring and
dangerous criminals.
At 6 o'clock KeeperXeblano entered the
ward to distribute the.supper, but no sooner
had he entered than he was felled to the
ground by a blow on the head, from a small
iron bar 'in the hands of "Malaise, and the
keys 'were taken from the insensible and
bleeding keeper. The remaining keepers
hnrrled to the ward but were not well
within the door when they were sav
agely assaulted by the five despera
does. andftertheunfortunatemenhad made
a gallant but ineffectual fight were over
powered. The desperadoes then took the
keeper's revolvers and made a dash lor lib
erty. At the foot of the first lauding they
encountered the jailor and Sergeant Harp,
woo were Hurrying to tne scene. JJotu om
cers fired on the convicts. The fire was re
turned, and the jailor was slightly and
Harp seriously wounded. The five men
then made good their esoape.
The jailor's young 'daughter gave the
alarm in the village and several villagers
ran to the jail ,and assisted the Injured offi
cials in securing the rest of the prisoners.
Intelligence of the affair was then wired to
Quebec and Montreal and a strong posse of
groviucial police started for the scene. .The
lroor brothers have been recaptured in
the woods seven miles from the village. The
police are on the track of the other three
fugitives and expeot to have them safe be
fore morning.
Sorry Outlook for the Success of Oar New
Navy When Completed.
"WAsmpGTOir, April 17. Becent reports
of the maneuvers oi the British naval fleet
contain-sdme matter not entirely reassuring
with respect to some of our new naval ves
sels. In these maneuvers about six vessels
of the Archer type participated. The result
was a disagreeable surprise to Sir "William
Beed, the chief naval constructor of the
Admiralty. It Was found that the vessels
pitched and rolled about to such an extent
in a moderately heavy sea as to render them
very poor gun platforms, to use a technical
expression, which means that the guns were
so unstable that they could not be directed
with any approach to accuracy of fire.
They were also very wet ships. These de
fects are supposed to result from the exces
sive weight of the ordnance, aud it was rec
ommended that the six-inch rifles be re
placed by five-inch guns and the anchors
moved, further apart- The significance of
this report to naval officers here lies in the
fact that the new gunboat Yorktown is pat
terned after the Archer, and will carry the
same caliber and weight of ordnance.
Failure has also attended the efforts of the
British constructors to build a 20-knot ship,
of which the Navy Department here is at
tempting to build two, under an act of Con
gress. The "Meda," which was built for a
20-knot ship, has never exceeded 19 knots,
but has developed more than the estimated
horse power, an indication to constructors
here that is not possible to drive a vessel of
that length' at 20 knots. The British au
thorities have taken the same view, and
will build another set ot these boats, of
greater length. Other vessels of the same
type have failed to develop anything like
the necessary 8,000 horse power, so that the
promise of Success for our boats is not
Everything Is Harmonious, but They Are
Determined to Down All Opposition.
Peobia, April 17. There was an unusu
ally large attendance at the annual meeting
of the "Western Distillers and Cattle
Breeders Association in this city to
day. There was no sweeping change In the
administration of the trust as had been pre
dicted, the only departure being the ad
mission of a representative Of the
new dealers' trust recently organ
ized in the East Two Cincinnati men
were superseded by men from Chicago. A
dividend of one-quarter of 1 per cent was
declared and then the meeting adjourned. It
was one of the most harmonious ever held
by the association.
President Greenhut clearly outlined the
policy and condition of the trnst in his an
nual address. He said:
It is not good business Judgment to Ignore
the position nor underrate the competition we
bave to contend wltb, and we feel confident
of being able to meet any competition on
low prices. We must not be misled and antic
ipate large dividends and attompt to vanquish
outside competitors at the same time.
Oaf policy should be to run on
prices low enough and for So long a
time as nay be necessary to overcome those
outside concerns which bare been or are now
attempting to take advantage ot our position.
Teddy SulIIvnn Covered In the Bottom of a
Ditch, but Rescued.
Teddy Sullivan, who is employed by J.
B. Grant, on "Wylie avenue, near Logan
street was making a connection with the
large water main on Erin street, about 6:30
o'clock last evening, when one Side of the
ditch, which was about 13 feet deep, fell
down, completely covering him.
The men employed with Sullivan went to
work immediately, removing the dirt, ahd
in the course of 16 minutes had Sullivan re
moved. Patrol wagon No. 2 was sent for, and he
was taken to his home in Poplar alley. Dr.
Shaw was called, and found that there were
no bones broken, but he was severely bruised
about the face and breast, and hurt in
ternally. A Blc'Scnlllag Rate u sisht
BAN Fbaitcisco, April 17. A cable
gram was received In this city to-day from
Harry Searle, of Australia, champion oars
man of the world, accepting the chal
lenge of "William O'Connor, of Toronto,
Canada, champion oarsman of America,
to row a match in England for S3.O00a side.
He specifies September as the time and the,
.London sportsman as the stakeholder.
O'Connor, who is now in this city, has
cabled his acceptance of the terms.
And Still They Continue to Come.
' LrvEfcPOdL, April 17. Six thousand
emigrants embarked upon seven steamships
here to-dajr. A majority of them are bound
for the United States. A few of them are
going to the Argentine Bepublic.
In the Keek Island System.
J. A. Halt General Agent of" the Chicago,
Bock Island and Pacific Railroad, received
.word yesterday that" that the Chicago, Kansas
and Nebraska road will, in future, be operated
as a part of the Bock Island System. H.A.
Parker, the general manager of that road, has
been assigned to Other duties.
Whiie Salts for Easter.
Magnificent line in all sizes for ladies,
misses and children, from the lowest prices
upward. Campbell & Df ok,
83, 85, 87 4nd 89 Fifth avenue.
Easter OpenlBR.
Ladles' suit parlor to-day ahd Friday, im
ported costumes for street and evening wear.
Pabcels & Jokes, 30 Fifth avenue.
APEIL 18,: 1880.
Wants to be free.
Marion Manola, the Comiff Opera
Singer, Applies for a Divorce.
And Claims That Het Husband" Cannot or
Does Not Sopport Her.
Carl Info?, the Defendant, Denies All Bis Wife's
Another marriage of actors has proved a
failure. Marion Manola, of the MeCahll
Opera Company, asks for a separation from
her husband, Carl Irving, aud the custody
of their child. Her claim is based 6n
charger oi non-support Mr. Irving's
friends deny her charges. It is the old story
UTlCtki. ttUEOBiX TO tRZ bti,TC.i
New TtotLK. April 17. It was whispered
in uptown theatrical circles to-night that
another case has been added to the long list
of divorce suits among members of the pro
fession. The contesting parties this time, it
was hinted, were pretty Marion Manola, the
leading singer in the McCaull Opera Com
pany, and her husband, who Until a year
or so ago was known to the comlo opera
stage as Carl Irving.
All the singers who heard of the affair
confessed that they were notBUrprised. Miss
Manola is nightly Impersonating a leading
role in the "May Qneen," at Palmer's,
with the McCaull Company. She is
pretty, vivacious, with sparkling eyes,
a lithe, slender figure, and a
silvery voice. She has been in the Mc
Caull forces a number of seasons, and her
wages are large. She would not discuss the
unfortunate affair to-nighf, but she had de
puted to Col. B7D. Stevens, who is repre
senting Colonel McCaull in the letter's ab
sence abroad, authority to speak for her.
Colonel Stevens confessed that v Miss
Manola had instituted suit against her hus
band, as reported, "though," he added,
"tne case, I am sure, has none of the un
savory features which so distinguish
theatrical affairs of this tort Miss Manola
has asked for a legal separation, and prays
that the custody of her daughter
be awarded to her, with maintenance for
the child. The ground she urges is non
support, I believe. Her husband was form
erly with her in our company, but for the
last year or more he has been engaged Tn a
mercantile business. v
"Miss Manola is very popular with the
patrons of Colonel MoCaull's operas, and is
highly esteemed by all her associates in the
company, and her nott-professlonal friends
as well. Nothing can come up, I am sure,
which will attach discredit to her. She
is a loving and careful mother, and
takes this action to protect what she believes
to be the best interests of her daughter.
The child is now with her, and she will un
doubtedly contest the matter to the end, in
order to seenre absolute custody of her loved
one. I am not sure whether the suit has
actually been entered in court, but matters
have gone so far that legal proceedings are
now inevitable, and wilibe quickly opened.
Mr. Irving has not entered any counter suit
to my knowledge."
Carl Irving could not be found to-night,
but an intimate friend was willing to speak
for him. "The trouble between Marion
Manola and her husband," said this friend,
"is not of very long standing, but it has
reached a point where legal arbitration is
imperative. Mr. Irving will not suffer
his child to be taken from him without
a struggle, yon may be sure. He feels, and
so do all those Who know the facts, that he
has been wronged, and he will vindicate his
name at all hazards. Irving's right name
is Henry S. Mould, and he was a long time
a resident of Cleveland. The trouble began
when the wife secured an engagement with
McCaull and the husband, did not.
To put it in a nutshell, ha was fairly driven
from her. Her friends may call him jeal
ous. He was simply watchlul. He saw
what many another actress' husband has
seen and suffered from, thoughtless conduct
on her part and a disregard oT wifely discre
tion, which justified him in the measures
which he subsequently took. The daugh
ter, Adelaide Mould, is a beautiful girl 8
years old.
"It Is true that Mrs. Monid has sued sim
ply for a separation with custody of and
maintenance for the Child. Bnt Mr. Mould
will probably not let the matter rest in this
form. I believe he some time ago
commenced proceedings against his
wife, in which he also asked for
the custody oi the child. His friends think
that if the record of each parent is venti
lated in court it will be found that he is
entitled to take charge of the child. I have
heard tbat upon learning of Mr. Mould's
action his wife gave signs of weakening,and
make the suggestion that if Mould cease to
press his suit she wonld drop the case alto
gether, and allow things to go on as they
have goue before this in a neutral manner,
each keeping up a regular correspondence
and visiting the daughter at frequent inter
vals. "The little girl is now in Mi St. Vincent
Convent, Where she was placed last fall,
Mr. Mould aud a governess having previ
ously cared for hfer from November, 1887.
The charge that Mr. Mould does not support
his wife cannot be proved. He Is now a
successful business tnan, engaged in the
Southern iron business at 45 Broadway, and
Can well afford to take care oi his wife in a
proper manner. But
and is fully aware of his desire that she
should leave the Stage. That has been the
secret of their separation. Mr. Mould was
especially distressed by the flirtation be
tween Hubert "Wilke, of the Mc
Caull Company, and Miss Man
ola. Night after night "Wilke
paid marked attention to Miss Manola,
sending her flowers. At that time the feel
ing among the Other members of the Mc
Caull troupe was entirely in Mr. Mould's
favor, aud I am told that for a long time
Digby Bell, Laura Joyce Bell and others of
the troupe refused to speak to her."
She Contested the Peculiar Will Hade by
a Kentucky Farmer.
Louisville, April 17. By A jury's ver
dict to-day Frances Ebbock, the colored
companion of James M. Boman, an old
farmer, recently deceased, was given all his
property, in amount $20,000. Boman had
lived with the woman- trom slavery days,
when he owned ber.
At his death he left her and their ohlldren
his property. His niece, Mrs. MaryHy
drdn, of Indiana, who had been reared by
Boman, "contested the will. She claimed
that the will was made under undue influ
ence. A Family Wiped Oat of Existence.
tsricUi, tttxGBiit ro tea DlsiUtca.i.
"Wheeling, April 17. One of the most
horrible accidents that ever occurred in
Brockton county happened there to-day.
Perry "Wine, a well-known citizen, was fell
ing a tree when it broke across the stump,
demolishing his house, and killing his wife
and three children.
Gentlemen's Kid and Leather Gloves'
In all the best makes; nevptans and Other
spring shades) full assortment ,
Jos. Hohhe 8s Co.'S
Perm Avenue Stores.
Continued from First Page.
average man wouldn't believe it until thi
story came out, when thev swallowed the.
whole thing, and will now'believe black is
white. Lima oil is being refined, but it has
been found Impossible to remove that fa
mous odor without a very free use of chemi
cals, and this runs the cost of it way up.
The chemicals used are very valuable, and
always will be so. Even then it must rank
second to Pennsylvania oiL
"Let me tell you in conclusion. The big
end of that Chicago scheme is to furnish
fuel to the mills. The man who worked up
the idea is a far better newspaper man
than he is an oil man or he would have
known that nobody is going to pipe oil
hundtedt ot miles to refine when it can be
done just as well and far cheaper on the
producing ground."
He Does Not Think Lima Oil Can Compete
With Pennsylvania What the Gentle
man's Donbts Are Based Upon.
J. M. Guffey said when asked his opinion
of the oil sensation: "We are not engaged
in the business of refining oil, and of course
I do not know anything positively about it
It is a well-known fact as The Dispatch
has published time and again, that the
Standard Company has been purchasing
everything it could get its hands on in the
field. On account of the poor results in re
fining the oil many of the people holding
land were glad to sell it for whatever they
could get The Standard got the price so
low that the small holders had to sell to
"The object of the company in buying up
all the field was a continuance of the policy
of the Standard to get absolute control of
the territory. What they Intend to do no
body knows but themselves. Whether they
will run a continuous pipe line from the
Pennsylvania to the Ohio fields I do not
know, but I would not be surprised if they
would. You know that at present they
have a line from the Bradford field to Cleve
land and one from the Lima district to Chi
cago. It would not be a hard matter to
build a line connecting the two from Lima
to Cleveland, thus giving them a line from
Bradford to Chicago.
"In regard as to whether the Ohio oil will
be a formidable competitor of the Pennsyl
vania product I am unable to say. That
would he a pretty hard question to answer,
but I do not think the Pennsylvania oil
men need have any fears. You see the
trouble with the oil is that it is deodorized
and costs too much to refine. We know
that it is full of sulphur, and consequently
cannot be a good illuminating oil. To make
it any kind of an illuminator is very ex
pensive, and the yield for the work is Very
poor. When you put it alongside Pennsyl
vania oil, and try to refine it, you will find,
there is not much in it '
"There are probably 60 processes for re
fining the oil but none of them so far have
cut down the cost and made the yield any
greater than it-was, so until this is done it
will not be much ot a competitor. There
is not much chance for making the yield
any better for the reason that you cannot im
prove upon nature It is not there and the in
trinsic value of the oil will be the same. If
the fumes of sulphur could be eradicated
something could be done. They have tried
to burn it out but when they did so the Oil
lost its lubricating qualities.
"As a fuel, nothing much can he done
with it, until they find some means of tak
ing away the terrible odor."
The Pennsylvania Company Got the Bulk of
Freight and i NoW Shipping It
A Slgnlflcant Statement.
Some of the eight-inch pipe for the con
struction of the pipe line is now beipg
shipped. There were 190 miles ordered al
together. Of this the Pennsylvania Tube
Company got the orders for 100 miles, the
National Tube Works, of McKeesport, 60
miles and the other 30 miles were divided
between the American Tube and Iron Com
pany, of this city, and the Oil City Tube
To make this pipe 15,000 tons of sheared
skelp iron was required. The order for the
iron was divided amonga half dozen firms in
this city. The old Graff-Bennett mill at
Millvale, which Was started up last week,
got a large slice off the order.
The pipe order was a boom to the mills
here. The reason the Pennsylvania Com
pany got the bulk of the order was on ac
count of Captain Vaudergrift being so
heavily interested in the company and in
the National Transit Company or the United
Pipe Lines. The total cost of the pipe will
be about 91,000,000. It is worth between
94,500 and 5,000, and will average about 70
tons to the mile.
The pipe being made by the Pennsyl
vania Company will be shipped to Mantua,
Garrettsville, Hiram, Mahoning and Pha
lanx, O. The National 'company will ship
theirs to Tiffin, Bellsville, Fostona, Hatton,
Linden and Longley, O.
The freight men on the various roads re
port that large quantities of pipe have been
shipped lately to the Lima oil field for the
Standard Oil Company. It was currently
given out that the company was building a
pipe line to Chicago,
The Pennsylvania Tube Company, it is
said, got an order from the Standard a few
months ago for 1,500,000 feet of pipe
enough to lay nearly 300 miles of pipe line.
Stoddard People tn New York Deny That
the Problem orRf tialtitf Ohio Oil lids
Been Solved Their fairy tale
About the Pipe Line and
Tonka H Story.
NEW YOBH, April 17. The Standard
Oil people in this city were" amazed, they
said, by the reports from the West concern
ing their intention to build additional big
refineries at Lima, O., and also td begin the
erection of refineries at Chicago. They also
seem elated over the significance given to
the pipe line connection between the Penn
sylvania aud Ohio oil fields.
The officers of the company seen by The
Dispatch, correspondent pronounced the
reports sensational add untrue hi almost
every particular. They said but none Of
them wished to be personally quoted that
the laying or the pipe line between the
Ohio fields ahd TJdlegrove, Pa.,, was simply
to utilize the tankage at Colegrove. Here
tofore the Standard haS indved the Penn
sylfania tankage from the Pennsylvania to
Ohio fields when occasion required but this
had been fotihd to be expensive and danger
ous. It was less expensive to build a pipe
line from Ohio to Pennsylvania, and that
was the explanation of "the pipe line con
nection between the Pennsylvania and
Ohio fields."
As to the report of building new refiner
ies at Lima, that was incorrect, say the
Standard people, and the question ofbUild
ing refineries at Chicago is yet a question
ot the future. The problem of refining
Ohio oil, it was added has nor yet been
solved. The new work at Lima and in the
Ohio fields was explained to be simply
measures to provlde.stdfage for excessive
A Bradford Oil ftln Thinks the Standard
Too Hhch Blamed.
James Amm, a Bradford oilman, is Stop
ping at the Duquesne. Mr. Amm said he
had heard it rumored on the streets a few
days before he saw it in The Dispatch
that the Standard Oil Company Intended to
build a pipe line connecting the Lima and
Pennsylvania oil fields.
Mr. Amm didn't know anythidg about
the motives of the Standard, but he thought
a number of things had often been laid at
their doors for which they were not responsi
ble. If the Lima field pans out, he said, it
would injure the producers in Pennsylvania.
German Boys Demand Good Wages
and Plenty of Liberty, and This
Which. Is Expected in Time to Cripple tta
Germany Likely to Safer Frta a lack if Iralaed
An official report from Germany oa the
apprentice system shows that the United
States is not the only country which is
troubled to know what to do with its boys.
There, as here, boys prefer the liberty arid
comparatively good wages of aa unskilled
laborer to the self-sacrifice necessary to be-.
come skilled artisans. The manufacturers
are apathetic, as they say that when an ap
prentice becomes of any use to them he en
gages himself to another employer that ho
may obtain higher wages.
Washington-, April 17. For years a
cry has gone up in this country that sons of
American parents would no longer appren
tice themselves to learn trades, and that
they would sodn be driven to the wall by
the superior skill of foreigners who would
emigrate to America. Germany has been
pointed to as a country worthy of emulation,
and one in which the young men were
thoroughly trained to useful occupations.
But a report received by the Department of
State from Commercial Agent Smith, of May
ense, on "Factory Operatives and Appren
tices In Germany," indicates that the sons
of the Fatherland are by no means to will
ing and ready to submit themselves to ap
prenticeship as has been stated.
Mr. Smith sayst "There is but slight dis
position among manufacturers to provide
themselves with skilled laborers by training
up apprentices. For this disinclination oa the
part of manufacturers to take and train ttp
apprentices various reasons are given. One
objection often made is that youths want too
much freedom nowadays, and that the fac
tories, on account of the mode of working in
vogue in them, are not adapted to appren
An apprentice needs a good deal of atten
tion and requiresi strong control, and this
cannot he given in the factories. There is
too much freedom in them. Thin, again,
boys do not care to bind themselves for a
term of years, but prefer to go into the
factories as day laborers with the- right to
quit when they please, and, besides, they
generally get better wages to start with.
Another objection is that the law does hot
allow minors under 16 years of age to be
employed more than 10 hours a day in the
factories, and makes other restrictions re
specting them, which are not applied to me
chanics. "The objection most frequently urged,
however, is that the apprentices do not
want to serve their time fully out, and when
they have acquired a trade, leave those of
whom they have learned it to go to someone
else. There is less running away done by
apprentices than a few years ago, even
where there is no written contract. This is
said to be because labor in general has be
come more stable, and because apprentices
are paid better wages toward the close of
their apprenticeships than formerly." ,
Statistics of the total number of appren
tices are not given, but the report says that
in 3.267 factories in Berlin there are 4,970
apprentices. This is 66 apprentices to every
thousand workmen, too small a number, the
inspector of the district thinks, to supply
the bosses, foremen and skilled workmen
needed. The general report of tha
inspectors is a that apprentices are
not employed in too great proportion to
adult workmen, except in some particular
branches of industry, and by small estab
lishments, where a good deal of hand labor
is used. Complaints, however, of the em
ployment of too large a number of appren
tices are noted from various districts.
Beports of the Factory Inspectors state
that business during the year was good, and
that a general Improvement manifested it
self, and especially during the last six
months of the vear. Activity prevailed in
many works which in 1886 had with diffi
culty been able to keep their men em
ployed, and the shortening of the hours
of labor, which had been of frequent
occurrence on account of falling off of or
ders, came generally to a stop, and an in
creased employmeutof laborsucceeded there
to. The general improvement of business,
which began in 1887, continued throughout
188S to an increased extent, which was the
most active year since 1870-71.
Good Progress of the Wahluttt Csaten
nlal Atrkng-emenU.
The General Committee Of the Washing
ton Inaugural Centennial Committee met
last night in the rooms' of the Grain and
FlOUr Exchange. H. L Gourley presided.
The Finance Committee reported that they
had received donations amounting to fl.009,
making the total receipts $2,300.
Messrs. James B. Wood, H. C. Holtzmaa
and H. P. Ford were appointed a commit
tee to revise the list of members of the Gen
eral Committee. They will drop from the
list those who have not been attending to
the business of the celebration. Tne Hall
Committee reported that they desire to bor
row flags and bunting to decorate the Cen
tral rink oa the day of the Celebration,
from the councils' of the American Me
chanics and the public schools, if they will
loan them.
The Fireworks Committee reported the
bids they had received for the fireworks
display to be given. They were from the
Unexcelled Firework Company and Det
Weiler, Street & Co., both of Ke York,
$700 being the price given. The matter was
referred to the Fireworks Committee.
Within the next three or four days the
committee will Consummate the plans and
be able to carry out every feature originally
aK American eagle
Create Trouble for Mr. l)e&n, the Aflti
Crnelty Superintendent.
Mr. Dean, Superintendent of the Anti
Cruelty Society, is iu trouble. He has a
large American eagle, and does hot know
what to do with it.
The bird was caught in the Allegheny
Mountains about a month ago, and brought
to Devore't livery stable on Fifth avenue.
The men there put the eagle in a large box,
but forgot to feed it, and Dean was notified
of the fact. So he went to the stable and
took the bird away. He put it in a cage at
his home, but the eagle got out and escaped
into the yard, where it devoured a chicken.
Now Mr. Dean is at a loss to know how
to act in a hnmane manner toward both the
eagle and his chickens.
New DIreetotre Capes
In spring shades the very latest shapes ia
our cloak room. Jos. Hobne & Cd.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
GALLAGHER On Wednesday, April IT,
1889, at 4.30, Claxa, wife of James Gallagher,
aged 83 years.
Funeral from her late residence, A3 Washing
ton Street, on Fbidatattzksoon at 2 o'clock.
Friends of the family are resfeetf ally lariied
to attend,

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