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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, ERIDAY. - ATTGrTJffC 23, 1889.
4?wpiiWEfirr 'wj-Mr '" WU4!J T.pSM wwwsjpjwwTF i WMRPPHip I FOR W DOW HOUSES A Scheme to Get Pittsburg Manufacturers Into a Pool. THEY COULD FIGHT LABOB. Eastern Factories Could Enn "While Men Here Are Striking. SECRETARY LOEPFLER'S YIEWS. He Says it is Only for Concerns Banning Less Than 20 Pots. THE GRIND OF 1HE INDUSTEIAL MILL The latest scheme in the way of trusts and combinations is a pool ot window glass manufacturers. The idea is to get all the window glass manufacturers in the country in one company for the purpose of econo mizing on office rent, clerk hire, etc. The company now has control of all the window houses in New York State, one in Pennsyl vania and one in Ohio. They are trying to get the Pittsburg houses to come into the combination, but so far they have apparently met with no success. It is rumored that several of the smaller manufacturers here are considering the matter of going in, and may do so un less the wage dispute is speedily settled. The combination aims to control matters of this kind on account of their Eastern fac tories. 'Within the past week or ten days the fol lowing circular has been received by every manufacturer in this city: Office of the Unitfd Glass Compact, 1 S BACUSK, N. Y., July 81, 1889. J Gentlemen The present condition of af fairs In the window glass business is our -apology for addressing you in this manner. All are familiar with the fact that the busi ness of the past year has been unsatisfactory, and that some remedy must be obtained. Our people have given the snbject careful consid ' cration, and have spent months of time and labor to find relief from the situation, and have as a result acted upon what seems to ns the only feasible and entirely legal method that has been suggested. THE BENEFITS ATPAKENT. The benefits to be derived are so apparent and so desirable, that they need not be here enumerated to any experienced manufacturer, and while the results to the manufacturers might possibly be as great, if similar action ' were taken in other sections, our experience in this matter teaches us. that a consolidation with an existing company U far preferable to the delays which are unavoidable in the forma tion of a new organization therefore, we invite your attention to our organization, which in cludes a large proportion of the works in New York State, and also some in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and respectlully suggest that you make no contracts or arrangements for the coming lire, that may interfere with your joining us for mutual protection and support. We shall be pleased to hear from you on this subject The United Glass Company, By O. E. Fkazee, President. As will be seen by the circular, the com pany suggests a way to the Pittsburg manu facturers to avoid any trouble on the pres ent wage dispute, and in speaking of this yesterday, a well-known manufacturer said: "The combination would be a good thing for us in the present trouble. The company sow controls and operates all the factories in New York State. That territory is, in what is known as the northern district, and the wages paid there are 10 per cent less than in this city. The workers here have demanded an advance of from 5 to 55 per cent. "We will positively refuse to pay it. If the other manufacturers grant the advance and start their factories there is nothing left for us to do but follow their ex ample. On account of the large stocks we have on hand, and the present condition of the market, there is no money in the busi ness. If we pay the advance we will really be running at a loss. MOW THE TEUST 'WlLl. AID. "Now, if we are in the combination we do i sot need to grant the advance. The United Company would say we cannot afford to pay the advance, and would allow our factory to stand idle until the men got tired and went to work at our scale. In the meantime the factories in the East would be running and our trade could be supplied from there. It would not be very long until our workers saw they were in a hole and wonld go to work. This is the only practical way of keeping wages down. We could allow our factory to stand idle for a year if necessary, and we would be drawing our dividend from the company the same as if we were working. g "The plan of operation is about as follows: The company proposes to consolidate our works with the combination already in ex istence. They will be the general execntive officers and direct how the works shall be run, but we will attend to the details and conduct the works as if we owned them. "Before buying, thecompany sends a board of appraisers here to put a valuation upon our plant. The board investigates our books, finds out what our plant and prop erty are worth, and the amount of business done annually. They then make a state ment to the company, who have the papers made out for the transfer. We are then given stock in the combination in exchange for our plant, and we draw dividends as stockholders. If our plant is worth $50,000 we get that much stock, and are relieved of all responsibility about managing the busi ness. ECONOMY IS THE BACK, "The tendency of th window glass trade is the same as other businesses, each manu facturer trying to economize on everything. If we get 25 concerns in this pool we can cut down expenses to a minimum. It would not be necessary to have traveling men and agents for each house. It would not be necessary to keep a set of clerks and office for each concern. The traveling agents of one house could work for the 25 just as eas ily as work for one. It would be necessary to" have a large force ot clerks, but not one sixth as many as would be employed by the 25 individual concerns. Each factory would have its own warehouse, and orders would be filled from the nearest house. TJnderthc -pooling arrangement, no one house would lave to carry a heavy stock over the sum jner. "When a strike is threatened it would be easier for the manufacturers. A dozen men would probably compose the Board of Man agers. Acting for one large concern, there would be no feeling of uneasiness among the manufacturers as to who would break away from the association and sign the workers' scale first The Board of Man agers would have everything in their own hands, and they would be able to dictate their own terms to the workers. Altogether X think it is a capital scheme, and it is probable that a number of Fittsburgers will go into it" IOEFFLEE APPBOVES IT. A call was made upon William Loeffler, Secretary of the Manufacturers' Associa tion, ana that gentleman was interrogated in regard to the matter. Mr. Loeffler said: , "I have seen the circulars, but the intention is to rjet in small factories only. The window houses in New York State now in the company are nearly all small concerns, and the com bination has been a success. In addition to saving office rent, clerk hire and thousands of dollars in other -ways, there would be no cutting of rates among the different houses. The company could also control all wage disputes, and when one factory started up, they would all want to work. If the scale was signed for one, it would have to be signed for all. "I do not think that the United Company will secure many, if any of the Pittsburg firms. Those in the company now are firms running less than 20 pots. II would be easier to conduct the affairs of a combina tion of small factories like these than larger ones. One reason why I do not think the Pittsburg manufacturers would take kindly to the scheme is on account of the distance from New York. FACTOBIES TOO FAE AWAY. Their factories are so far away from the present state ot operations of the company that it would be difficult to manage them. There has been considerable talk about the combination, but I do notknow of any firms who have signified their intention of going into it" , The Pennsylvania factory in the pool is at Meadville and the one in Ohio is at Bavenna. The latter is owned by I). C. Coalman, who is working up the scheme among Pittsburgers. The wage lists of the window glass workers were mailed to the manufacturers yesterday The latter quietly pigeon-holed the docu ments and said they were not yet ready to sign them. CARPENTERS WILL PARADE. About 2,000 of Them Expect to be Oat on the Coming; Labor Day, The carpenters ot this city have decided to parade on Labor Day. At A meeting ot their council a committee was appointed to meet other committees from the different local onions and make arrangements in regard to the demonstration. They will meet in a few days, appoint marshals and arrange the route ot parade. It is expected that about 2,000 men will be in line. All carpenters who refuse to turn out will be lined about one day's wages. In addition to the picnic of the coke workers at Hulton, the marble, slate and tile workers will picnic at Wildwood on the same day. The members of Painters' Union No. 77 will go to Hammel's Garden, and there will be picnics held by various labor organizations in nearly every grove surrounding Pittsburg. At the marble, slate and tile workers' demonstration speeches will be made on the eight-hour question by J. M. Kelly and others. PLEDGING TIIEIR SUPPORT. lTbe American Flints Will Help the Green Bottle Blower. President William Smith, of the Ameri can Flint Glass Workers'Association, has returned home from the EJist, where he had a private conference with Master Workman Coffey, of D. A. 149, Knights' of Labor, in regard to the green bottle blowers' trouble. In speaking of the conference, Mr. Smith said he made the following agreement: The American flints will do everything in their power to help the bottle men. They will not fill any green bottle ' rders, and the bottle blowers agree not to work any non union molds. None of the flints will' make any molds to be worked in non-union green houses. The struggle in the Bast will probably be a bitter one, although there is no trouble anticipated here. The wage conference in regard to the scale, however, has not yet been called, and the factories should start about September 1. TO ADVANCE IRON BATES. Railroad Men Golnc to the Meetlaff to be Held la Chicago To-Dar. George B. McCague, General agent of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Bailroad in this city, and S. P. Woodside, of the New York, Lake Brie and Western road, left yesterday for Chicago to attend the meeting of the Iron Committee of the Central Traffic Association, to be held there to-day. The object of the meeting is to advance west bound iron rates. The ad vance will be about 10 per cent and will take effect about September 9. A MONUMENT TO ARMSTRONG. A BIr Parade Will be Held on the Day of the Dedication. Secretary William Martin, President James Campbelland James Kelley will hold a meeting next Saturday to conclude ar rangements for a big parade on the dedica tion of the Armstrong memorial. All labor organizations will be included in the parade. General B. F. Butler is expected to be present, with Gompers and Powderly, and will address the meeting. HITHER AKD THITHER. movements of Pltraburcora and Others of Wide Acquaintance. Prof. Kane, principal of the Twenty-seventh ward school, has just returned from Pari'. Hesays of the educational exhibit: "The Ameri can educational exhibit as a national exposi tion of the work of our schools, is a failure. Some of the schools sent excellent exhibits, bat among them all Pittsburg stands first Prof. Parka. Snnerintendent of the American Edu cational Department does not hestitate to say that we will be awarded the gold medal. Very few of onr large cities have sent exhibits. New York has not sent any. Chicago and St Louis are not represented; Boston andCiocinnatl sent good work. The United States, however, is be hind other nations in exhibits. Chester H. Krum, an ex-Judge of St Louis, passed through the city last night, en ronte to New York. Mr. Krum is a large man, affable, and ready to see the humorous side of humanity as he is to solve knotty questions of law. He says St Louis will get there when it comes to the World's Fair, and can put up as much money as New York and Chicago com bined. George D. Kelly, of the Commoner and Glcut Worker, has returned home from a vaca tion visit to Atlantic City. He reports having thoroughly enjoyed himself in the company of the legion of Pittsburgers who are at that re sort A. F. King, one of the oldest brake men on the Brie and Pittsburg Railroad, left last nisbt for a two weeks' vacation In New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. N. W. Walker, of the Globe Sewer Company, is in the city. The company held a meetlne in the Germania Savings Bank build ing to attend to matters of the firm. Braiuard Borison, of the Indianapolis Jenney Electric Company, arrived in this city yesterday to hand in bis bid for the Allegheny City electric light plant F. H. Stratten and John Cavanaughleft for England last Wednesday on the steamer City of New York. They will be gone for two months. Hugo Blanck returned from Buffalo yesterday, where he attended the convention of the Societies of MIcroscop.su of America. Chief Engineer Bice, of the Citizens' Traction and Birmingham cable lines, left for his home in Philadelphia last night Judge John M. Gresham, of Union town, a consin of Walter Q,. Gresham, is regis tered at the Seventh Avenue Joseph Weeks left for the southern part of Virginia last night where he has an Interest in iron ore mines. . Dr. J. J. Covert has left the city for Rice's Landing. He was called away to bury a near relative. John M. Crumnton, of Philadelphia, was among the Seventh Avenne guests last night. L. Carrier, Jr., of Thirty-third street, left the city for San Francisco to be mar ried. Mr. William P. Tyler, President of the Tyler Steel Tube Company. Boston, is in the city. P. Fitzpatrick, Chief of Police of Cam bria City, is in town, visiting friends. Bobert P. Molten, of Philadelphia, is a guest of the Anderson Hotel. Dr. Copeland and wife returned from their vacation trip last night W. M. Cairnievs, of Melbourne, Aus tralia, is at the Anderson. S. Gallinger and A, Weylerleft for Atlantic City last night Isaac Miller and wife, of Media, are. at the Anderson. BzzcHAif s Pills cure bilious and nervous ills Pxabs' Eoap secures a beautiful complexion NOT AS HE WISHES. James Gordon Bennett Will Receive a Letter From AY, E. Schmertz, STATING PITTSBURG'S POSITION As to the Location and Support of the Ex position of 1892. DEISW1THTHECHAM3EE OP COMMERCE Last evening Mr. W. E. Schmertz, Presi dent of the Chamber ot Commerce, sent a letter to James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the New York Herald. It was in reply to one received a few days ago from that gentleman. Both communications explain themselves. The first is as follows? New York, August IS, 1889. W. E. Schmertr, Esq., President Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg, Pa. J Dear Sir Are you In favor of having the Columbus Exposition of 1S92 in New York City? What effect do you think such an exhibition will have on our trade and commerce in gen eral? Are you in favor of launching the exhibition on the popular bond subscription plan advo cated by the Herald, as opposed to Govern ment subsidy? A stamped envelope is Inclosed, and your early reply is requested. Yours truly, James Gordon Bennett. reesident schmebtz' eepit. Mr. Schmertz' reply to the above is as follows: PITTSBURG), August 22, 1SS9. James Gordon Bennett, Esq , New York. Herald: Sear Sir In answer to the first question in your circular letter, I will say that the Cham ber of Commerce, of this city, had already committed itself in favor of tho Columbus Ex position being held at Washington City. New York City, no doubt is rich enough, and gen erous enongh to grandly sustain the great event Its patriotism does the metropolis credit But the Capital City of the nation, without individual wealth and liberality, characteristic ot your merchants, offers two Inducements for tho exposi tion which no other city possesses One is the fact that it Is the typical city of our republic Nowhere else is patriotism for American institutions so easily aroused. Wash ington is the home of our Presidents, the seat ol government the most beautiful city in the United States. The other advantage in its favor is the abundance of ground there for such a vast enterprise and the well-known ac commodations of that city (and its neighbor Baltimore) for great crowds of strangers. Answering your second question, a mere word will suffice. The handshaking of all the nations of tbe Americas would cert.inly make us better acquainted. Our guests would have their eyes opened to our wonderful manufact uring resources and see where it would be to their benefit to deal with us instead of foreign extortioners. And we of tbe United States would be quick to cultivate the new fields of commerce thus opened to us. Herein lies the great benefit promised by the exposition of 1892. In regard' to your third question I must say most emphatically that the expense should be borne by our Government. Part of the large surplus now in tbe vaults of our Oovernment could not be used for a better purpose than for an exhibition of this kind. It becomes a na tional demonstration. Private contributions, no matter how generous, could never gild it with the splendor and magnificence of the na tional wealth, nor give it the substantial back ing which Congress is able to offer. Let the people expend theirmoney in strengthening the industries wnich they propose to exhibit in that year to the world. Bat in order that thenation the people collectively and not individuals, may reap the reward, let the nation's Oovern ment assume all the expenses. Then the ex position will be a success beyond allperad venture. Yours respectfully, W. E. ScniiKETZ. President Chamber of Commerce. SUPERINTENDENT FOIXANSBEE'S YIEW8. Superintendent Follansbee, of the Cham ber of Commerce, doesn't want any pro vincialism about the exhibition, and he says it would necessarily have it if held in any other city than Washington. New York is not noted for liberality, and if she were and wonld put up handsomely, still the enterprise is a national one, and nearly all strangers who are enlightened want to see Washington. So do our own people. There is plenty of space, many hundreds of acres of it in Washington for an exhibit. and in this respect it is superior to New York. Some people have objected that Washington is not able to lodge the multi tude, but Mr. Follansbee thinks its capacity is under-rated, and in addition, it is but 45 minutes' ride from Baltimore. Mr. Follansbee didn't care to express an opinion as to the effect the exhibition would have on trade and commerce, further than that it wonld be immense, incalculable at present. "Would you favor raising funds on a popular bond subscription as opposed to Government subsidies?" Mr. Follansbee I don't think I wonld. I don't care to answer this question, but as the matter is a national one, and the nation should bear the burden, I am not prepared to discuss the advantages or disadvantages of local subscription. THAT PICNIC FIGET. Lively Bavarian Seed for Selling T.Iqoor Without License. As a result of the riot at Hammel's picnic grove, last Tuesday night, the members of the Committe of Arrangements of the Bavar ian Beneficial Association were arrested yesterday on the charges of selling liquor without license and selling to minors. In spector McKelvey, of the Southside Police Department, is the prosecutor. In explana tion of the case the Inspector stated last night that they had charged 2 admission, and given 30 beer checks to each purchaser. Some of these tickets were sold to minors. Detective Carrigan was sent after the men, and arrested Paul Beinhardt, Joseph Baben stein, John Schinning and Wm. Wagner. All gave bail for a hearing before Magis trate Brokaw. When the men were arrested they seemed to treat the whole affair as a huge joke. THE CHARTER RECEIVED. A Meeting of the Musicians to Go Into tbe K.ofL. The charter for the new local Assembly of Knights of Labor musicians has been received in this city from general head quarters in Philadelphia. The new local will be known as 1583, and is at tached to D. A. No. 3. All the members of the assembly are members of the Great Western Band against whose engagement at the Exposition, the Trades' Council have made a protest Several of the delegates to the Council stated yesterday that the protest isn't a marker to the howl that will bo raised about organizing the men into the Knights. A meeting of tbe members of the Alle gheny County Musical Union will be held this morning at 10 o'clock to organize all their members into tbe new local assembly. For Allbrlshi'a Benefit. An entertainment was given at Salisbury Hall, Southside, last night or the benefit of F. W. Allbright The latter was a mem ber of the Hilltop Belief Committee, which went to Johnstown to assist the flood sufferers. Mr. Allbright lost a foot in an accident on the railroad, near Johnstown, and the proceeds of last night's benefit were given to him. With nn Iron Bar. Yesterday Daniel Stembel charged Mich ael Fenn and John Salinsky with assault and battery before Alderman Succop. He alleged that the defendants hit him with- a bar of iron in the Sligo mill. They were arrested and gave bail for a hearing Satur day. The defendants will enter cross suits to-day. O'RIley nobbed on Pike Street Patrick O'Biley was robbed at the corner of Pike and Fourteenth: streets yesterday morning about i o'clock by three men. He was knocked down with a club, and his pockets were rifled and $2 taken from him. No arrests were made. THE CARBON SETTERS STRIKE.! They Arena In Tula With Green Hnnde The Strikers Think Snpt. Daley Will Make a Fair Proposition. The strike of the carbon setters and line men of the Allegheny County Light Com pany had very little effect last night Down town the electric lights were burning, and the citizen would notknow that a strike of the electric employes was in existence. During the afternoon the strikers, in parties of five or six, followed the new and inexperienced carbon setters about the city, and at every opportunity surrounded them and argned with them, almost always in vain. The new men worked slowly. They were nervous and feared a fall. At about 9 o'clock last evening one of them came very nearly having a bad fall from a high stepladder, while he was trying to replace the carbons in one of the lights in front of the City Hall. He barely caught himself after slippintr, and frightened the night janitor of the hall almost ont of his boots. Last night none ot the strikers were to be seen about the motor house on Virgin alley. The driver for the company was on hand with his buggy and a carbon "setter. When ever word came from the police that a light was out, the men drove to the lamp and re--placed;the carbons. Between 7:30 and 820 ,P. M. seven lights were reported to be out, at Grant and Water, Grant and Second, Grant and Sixth, Penn and Thirteenth, Eighth, between Penn and Duquesne, Penn and Thirty-first and Liberty and Tenth. By 9 o'clock all these lights were burning, ex cept the one at Grant and Water street General , Manager Blaxter and Foreman John Daley drove about the city after dark, and said that they found only two lights out The strikers express confidence that they will receive a proposition to-day which will be a practical victory for them. One of the employes of the company said last night that no proposition for a settlement would be made nntil the return of Superintendent Bobert Daley from Detroit, but he did not know that a proposition would then be made. Mr. Daley is expected to arrive home this morning. The strikers appear to have considerable confidence in Bobert Daley's fairness. None of the men who struck have returned to work. On the Southside three lights were re ported out In Allegheny all lights were going, and the parks were as brilliant as ever. The East End also was in good con dition, the carbons having been reset by the chief engineer, the Superintendent of Out side Construction and the Secretary of the company. HE WAS WANTED. Detectives Arrest L. J. Simmonds on a Charge of Forgery. L. J. Simmonds, who is wanted in -Beading for forgery, was arrested by Detective Sol Coulson yesterday. Simmonds' arrest is an interesting one. He had been to the police, and told them a story of a cruel desertion by his wife, who, he alleged, rap away from him at Philadel phia. Last night the officers found the woman, who, by the way, is remarkably handsome. The woman, when she saw Sim monds, roundly abused him, and told Sol Coulson he was wanted in Beading for forgery. In the meantime a dispatch was sent to Beading, and it was learned that Simmonds was wanted for forging a check on a bank. fl -I SimiYIMlJa nrlt. va.ni. mmhaji.aJ il.!- w. v. wiiuujuuu,, WMU HAS 4M1CBKU IU VU1S city yesterday, will be taken back to the scene of his crimes to-day. Detective Kramer, of Beading, having telegraphed that he would be here at 620 this morning for that purpose. He acknowledged to De tective Coulson last night that he had forged a man's name for $300, but denied that his forgeries amounted to $900 as stated by his wife. The woman who claims to be his wife and who was the cause of his arrest relented last night, after Simmonds was locked up, and wished she had not given any information to the police. She sent him down a basket ot dainties about 10 o'clock, and a long let ter which seemed to relieve his mind. AN INCORRIGIBLE YOUTH. Bis Father Has Him Arrested for Banning Away From Home. George Spanner, about 15 years of age, is in the Allegheny lockup on a charge of in corrigibility, made by the father of the boy, who lives on Fountain street, Allegheny, who says that his son ran away from home some time ago. Henry Miller, of Howard street, Alle gheny, will have a hearing this morning before Deputy Mayor McKelvy on a charge of desertion, preferred by his wife. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED. . Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed for Ready Reading. Martin Natchiton, the yonng man from Sharpsbnrg, who is accused of robbing an old man named Barris of SS5 while the latter was lying drunk at the Citizens' Line car stables Monday evening, was committed to Jail by Magistrate Brush for a hearing on Saturday in default of 11.000 bail. O. A. Mecjos made an Information against John Kerlns yesterday, charging him with ag gravated assault and battery. It is alleged that tbe defendant knocked the prosecutor on the head with a stove lid. Officer Merriman has a warrant for the arrest of Kerlns. Albert Grange will have a hearing next Monday before Alderman Porter on a charge of felonious assault and battery. James Mo llnskl preferred the charge, alleging that he was cut with a knife by the defendant No particulars of the case are yet known. Another explosion occurred in Allegheny yesterday, though it was attended with no fa talities. The generator of the soda water foun tain In Wiethorn & TJrben's drugstore. No. 2S9 Beaver avenue, exploded, causing a damage to tbe extent of $20. No one was hurt John Danbert was arrested by Officer An. drews last evening and lodged in the Four teenth ward station, charged with being a sus picions person. It is alleged by Andrews that Danberywas banting abont the residence of John C. Brown at Glenwood. John Donaldson, employed at the Lucy Furnace, had his foot caught under a crane yesterday and crushed. He was removed to the West Penn Hospital, where the foot will be amputated. Company A, Hibernian Rifles, will have an excursion on Saturday to Wheeling Island. Other companies have been Invited. They will leave from tbe Baltimore and Ohio depot The R. T. Pearson Raccoon Hunting Clab, of Allegheny, will hold its annual picnic at Windsor Park to-day. It is expected that about 1,000 people will be present Edward HAHn.TON.of Oil City, was brought to the West Penn Hospital yesterday to receive treatment for a broken leg, caused by a fall from a scaffold. William Modie, employed at Riter 4 Con. ley's boiler works, had his foot crushed yester day by an ingot He lives on Liberty avenue Sixteenth ward. John Campbell complained to Alderman Jones that Patrick Conway hit him on tbe head with a cobble stone. Conway gave bail for a hearing. JudoeEtowe yesterday granted a transfer of the retail liquor license of A. Dngan, for the Central Hotel, of Braddock, to W. H. Wei mert George Benson, of Homewood, left a cow out in the field yesterday evening. Somebody entered the field and cut its tail off. , A KAN giving tbe name of John Black was arrested last evening for causing a disturbance In tbe Bijou lobby. Jutte & Co. are sinking cribs for the Dravos burg bridge piers. Stone is arriving at the rate of five cats per day. The county teachers' association will meet in tho Pittsburg High School during the last week of August. Dr. Merctjb commenced yesterday to ex amine members of Nos. 8, U and 1t engine com panies. AT the Linden Steel Works a shaft fell on John McCormack's right band and mashed it ' WlLLlAii Lang, a dentist of Allegheny, was taken 111 at a Ross Grove picnic yesterday. The reduction at the Spang Stee! and lion Company's works was about SO per cent I DAN SrstBLE sued Mike Fern for striking him with a hot bar. F , THEIR QUEER FREAK. Drunken Men Tie Planks on a P., V. & C. Track to Wreck a Train. ONE MAKES A PULL CONFESSION And Says They Did it Out of Pare Cassed ness to See a Smash-Up, BUT NOT A PASSENGER WAS INJURED On the evening of July 20 a passenger train on the Monongahela division of the Pennsylvania road, composed of three pas senger cars, combination car and engine, was going around a curve near Lostoca sta tion at a high, rate of speed, when the en gineer noticed an obstruction in the twilight lving low on the track at a short distance ahead. He could not discern what it was, but immediately shut off the steam, reversed his engine and jammed the airbrake' down, bnt the speed was so great that the engine ran over the obstruction and passed it about 300 yards. The cars were derailed, bnt no damage was dpnt or was there anyone hurt The crew were all experienced men and they state that it was the narrowest escape they ever had. After the passengers and crew had been satisfied that no damage or injury had been done, they went to examine the nature of the snag. NATUBE OF THE SNAO. It was found that two planks, 16 feet long, 1 foot wide and 2 thick had been embedded into the hill, one plank crossing the other at an angle and reaching over the entire line. It was the most disastrous position that they could have been placed in, and it is a miracle that the train was not totally wrecked and its freight of human beings hurled into eternity. As the train leaped the track a wild cry of consternation ran throngh the passengers. It was supposed that the train had collided with another with its consequent awful re sults. But when the true state of affairs became known, the passengers were indig nant at the dastardly attempt to wreck the train. No clue could be ascertained who perpe trated tbe deed, and George "Wheatley, special detective of the railroad company, began to investigate. For two weeks he was completely baffleJ. HIS SUSPICIONS ABOTJSED. Through a little information he received last week he suspected three men, who had been seen in and around that locality on the evening of the accident The men were George Gales, John "Wilson and Weller Dowden. He further sifted the matter and accumulated other evidence which pointed to these men as the train wreckers. He then began to trace them, and yesterday his efforts were crowned with success. He ar rested, together with Constable Murphy, John Wilson and Wellcr Dowden in Alle gheny City, and Dowden made a full and complete confession of the crime. He stated as the only motive for the per petration of the crime that "it was merely a drunken freak a piece of downright hel lishness " Wheatley asked Dowden if any of the pas sengers should have been thrown out and injured, would he have gone for a doctor. He answered very firmly: "No." The men were arraigned before Alderman Gripp for maliciously injuring a railroad train. Gales is in "West Virginia, and his arrest is expected to-day. AN EXCITING EIDE. A Southside Doctor' Baggy Takes Fire From a Darning Tobr. Dr. G, J. Bahauser, a Southside physi cian, had a very exciting buggy ride yester day afternoon on'Forbes street, because his clothes caught fire, while he was driving. The genial doctor related his experience in the'following manner: "I had jnst left Ellsworth avenue, crossed Fifth avenue and got on to Forbes street when I smelled fire. I was smoking a toby at the time, and looking down I noticed my trousers were burning. I clapped my hand on the flame and continued my way, when I suddenly saw that the horse blanket was in flames. In my excitement I stooped down to smother the fire, when the horse got frightened and ran off. I had the hardest time to keep the animal under control and the blanket had to burn. After a while the matting in the bottom of the buggy, was on fire too, and between the excited horse, the flaming blanket and my own state of nervous fear, it took me about half an hour before I got the fire extinguished." The doctor was not injured by the fire. A BAKER HISSES BREAD. Four Little Boya Are Alleged to Have Been the Thieyes. John Heide, a baker 'on Mt. Oliver, yes terday entered suit before Alderman Flach charging four boys, Frank Smith, John Heide, Harry Betler and John Bruckner, with larceny. He alleged that they frequent ly stole bread and cakes from his wagon, an noying him considerably. An additional charge of malicious mis chief was lodged against Smith by August Bauer, who accused him of throwing stones at his wagon. In default of bail the boys were committed to jail for a hearing this evening. THE STEUBEN VILLE BEIDGE. The Temporary Plera Gave Way and De layed Trains. Some of the false piers and scaffolding of the Panhandle bridge at Stenbenville, which is being double tracked, went down last night, necessitating all of the "Western trains west of that point coming into the city via the Cleveland and Pittsburg and the Fort "Wayne. No. 6, due at 6:55 P. it, was about an hour late. The Limited, fast line and No. 4 left via the Fort Wayne. Superintendent Miller, of the Panhandle, said last night that the break would be re paired by this morning and that no serious damage was done. A T0ICE OP CAUTION. The Southside People Wnraed Against tbe Banaua Peels. Inspector McKelvey, of the Southside district, has received numerous complaints lately about the sidewalks being littered with banana peelings and other rubbish, causing many persons to fall. Yesterday he procured a number of printed copies of the ordinance relating to the subject, and distributed them among the grocers and fruit dealers about whose places of business tbe annoyance was most fre quently met with, cautioning them to see that it was observed. A Fire on Penn Avenue. Yesterday evening in the upper backroom of Mrs. Mollie Brooks' house, 2619 Penn avenue, a lamp that was sitting on the dressing table exploded. The oil fell over the bed clothes and became ignited. The room was soon in flames. A police officer noticed the smoke coming from the room and notified the parties, and through the combined efforts of the policeman and house hold a destructive fire was averted. The damage is very light Domestlo Pantlme. B. S. Parker, of Anderson street, Alle gheny, will have a hearing this afternoon before Alderman Succop, of the Southside, on a charge of felonious assault and pointing firearms, on oath of his wife, Kate Parker. It is alleged that on Monday evening Parker had trouble with his wife, daring which he threatened to shoot her with a revolver. Platt's Chlorides instantly disinfects the house drains, water closets, sinks, cellars, etc. 80ME BASE PLANTS. A Pleasant Evening Spent by the Botanical Society. The "Western Pennsylvania Botanical So ciety met last night in the parlors of the Pittsburg Library Association, Dr. Hamil ton presiding, and spent about an hour very pleasantly. A number of Tery interesting plants were exhibited, among them the dove, a rare specimen oi the orchid family. Another was the Australian flame tree, which must be seen to be appre ciated. It grows in Australia as thickly as the kalmia in the Allegheny Mountains, and by its vivid color gives the forests the most intensely brilliant hue. The specimen exhibited was gotten from Mr. Frew's conservatory. Another was the clematis. Mr. Ferguson, of the new Belle vue Cemetery, furnished a specimen of the hyacinthus canadensis, which grows about five feet high. The marble vine, which bears fruit about the size of a marble and of marbled appearance, made an interesting exhibit, as also a rare hjbiscus. Dr. Hamilton states that if any wealthy public-spirited men see fit to purchase Library Hall building and present it to tho Western Pennsylvania Botanical Society the members will see that it is kept in good condition, and John D. Shaler, Esq., states that no legal entanglements will be allowed tcdefeatsuch intention. The society now has 75 members and interest is growing. It is now at work getting up a herb arium case, and over 1,000 specimens have been mounted. It will be ready lor exhibition in about three mouths. Soon specimens of all the flora of Western Penn sylvania can be seen at the society's rooms, and for those conversant with the science the collection will be very interesting. The election oi officers for the society will be held in October. AFTER THE 5PEAE-EAS1ES. Uncle Sam Want Hli Revenaea From tbe Illegal Liquor Sellers. The persons who conduct "speak-easies" in this city are about to run against another snag, which is more certain to catch them up than either the Law and Order Society or the independent "detective" agencies. Uncle Sam's officers have been investigat ing them for some time, and there will soon be a general descen t upon them. The speak easy people may depend upon it that there will be no compromise after they get into a Federal court , When Mr. S. D. Warmcastle took posses sion of the office of Collector of Internal Bevenue, his attention was promptly called to the fact that many people were selling liquors in the two cities without the posses sion of an internal revenue license. He de clared his intention to thoroughly investi gate the subject, and to compel all such transgressors either to pay the tax or to suffer the penalty in the Federal Courts. The investigation was promptly begun, and has been very satisfactory. A great deal of information is now in the Collector's possession in regard to tbe location oi illegal sellers and the manner in which they are doing business., Tne Collector's chief business is to see that the revenues are paid to the Govern ment If the speak-easy people pay promptly they will escape any penalty. If they delay very long after this date the amount charged will be double. Those who have not paid by September 1 may look for breakers, and after that date the revenue officers are liable to desceud upon them at any time. The penalty is heavy and may include imprisonment in the penitentiary. GLANDERS HIS HOBBT. A Bohemian Veterinary Sargeoa Offers to Care Rasa' Hone. T. Burner, of No. 38 Voegtly street, Al legheny, has written a letter to Governor Beaver asking permission to attempt the cure of Bugler John Buss' horse, afflicted with glanders. Mr. Bruner says that he can cure glanders and can prevent its spread among horses. Bruner has been in America only two months. He is from Bohemia, and says that he cured many horses in the old country. He claims to be a regular veterinary surgeon, but says his cure is not known by other veterinarians in Germany or Austria. He has a wife and several small children, and is anxious to show what he can do. For that reason he offers to treat the Harris burgrhorse at his own expense. He says he can cure glanders without fail. "WILL SOON BE READY. Collector Warmcastle Will Announce flla Appointees Next Week. Collector Warmcastle will have the list of his appointments of gaugers and storekeep ers ready for announcement by the first of next week. The appointments in Allegheny county are nearly all decided upon, but sdme of them are subject to change. None of the new appointees will go to work until Sep tember 1, and not all at that time. The Col lector says that it would not do to change the entire force at once. A few of the deputies, and others, whose appointment will really begin September 1, are now at work studying the details of their work. It was reported yesterday that Alexander Boreland, of the Twentieth ward, will be storekeeper, and James H. Gillespie, of the Fifteenth ward, a ganger. Two PIttsbargera In Hoc. A telegram from Petersburg, Va., states that Edward Moore and William Dempsey, of Pittsburg, were arrested at that place as marine deserters. They are thought to have escaped from the "United States warship Bichmond, at the Gosport navy yard. A Boy Kicked by a Horse. Silas Prosser, aged 17 years, while driv ing, (ell from his wagon at the corner of Carson and South Thirteenth streets, yester day afternoon. He fell at the heels of the horse which kicked him, breaking his leg. SPECIAL G. A. B. TRAIN To Milwaukee Without Change, Via Pitts bnrg and Western Railway, Will leave Allegheny 12:40 P. M., Central time, Sunday, August 25, with day coaches and Pullman sleepers, and rnn through solid, arriving in Chicago 6:55. Milwaukee 10.30 A. at., Monday. Bate $11; Chicago and return $9. Secure sleeping car tickets at once. Last Excnnlon to Atlnnttc City, Via tho Plctorenqne B. t O. K. It., Via Washington, Baltimore and Philadel phia. Thursday, Aug. 29, 1889. Tickets good to stop at Washington City returning. Bate, 1 10 for the round trip, tickets good for 10 days. Trains with Pullman parlor and sleeping cars, will leave depot at 8 A. II. and 920 P. M. Excursion tickets will be honored from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on any regular train of the Beading route from pier 7, foot of Chestnut street, Aug. 30 only. For detailed information address or apply to E. D. Smith, Division Passenger Agent, cor. Fifth ave. and "Wood st, Pittsburg. A Delicious Drink. Iron Cltv beer, brewed only by Fr&uen heim & "Vflsack, is a refreshing and health ful beverage. It is pure, wholesome and nutritious. Try it, and you will always use it Telephone 1186. Reduce Your Gas BUI. Buy Schlag'g progress gas heaters, laun dry or tailor's stoves; no waste of gas; no overheated chimneys. No. 6 New Grant street rsu Soare big money can be saved buying blankets, comforts and underwear at Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. Fob mother' darling. Eeduced prices this week for infants' cloaks, slips, etc Busy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty. , A FAYORED TOTAGE. Wholesale Salesmen Take a Bide Up the Monongahela filrer FOR TflELE ANNUAL EXCDESION. A Merry Crowd Board, the Majflower and Enjoj the Trip. DANCING WAS THE CHIEF AMUSEMENT The Mayflower yesterday steamed out of the wharf and up the Monongahela river laden with a crowd at pilgrims not only pilgrim fathers, but also pilgrim mothers and children, and some lovers. The occa sion was a picnic given by the wholesale salesmen and restricted to friends and their families. About 9:50 the Mayflower backed from her moorings, and turning her bow toward the source of the "muddy river," began her pleasant journey. Over 170 people were on board, exclusive of Captain Lew Clark and his assistants. Among the ladles were: Mrs. Crulkshank, Mrs. B. Miller, Mrs. A. F. Emrlclc, Mrs. R. W. Windell, Mrs. Fenesy. Mrs. C. Wheeler, Mrs. J. 8. Ward, Mrs. Osmund, Mrs. A. Weyniand, Mrs. J. Webber, Mrs. Poke, Mrs. Urlockman, Mrs. McEwen, Mrs. J. E. Frazter, Misses Paula Fenesy, Marie McEwen, Ella Corroon, Hamilton, Stratton, Dowey, Alice Stratton, May Campbell, Hessie McEwen, F. H. Hasledge. K. Wesllng, Mlnars. Jennie Ur ban. M. Marks, Hasley, Osmund and Webber. The sail up the Monongahela was thoroughly enjoyed by all present; the ever changing scenery along the banks calling forth exclamations of delight at each new bend in the river. About 1, o'clock lunch was served in tbe saloon and on deck, great execution being done on the good things provided. The music then struck up and dancing began. Waltz, quadrille and polka succeeded each other until Monongahela City was reached. Here the whole party disembarked and a pleasant half hour was spent in rambling through the neighbor hood. DANCING AND MEERT-MAKrNO. At the clanging of the bell everyone hur ried back upon deck, and, as the May flower turned homeward once more, dancing was resumed and kept up until dinner time. The shades of night had now begun to gather over the placid waters, and tbe yellow moon began to rise above the hills. It seemed as if a gloaming of gloamings had been granted to the yonng members of the picnic, and the soul of the misogynist must have shrunk within him as he listened to the murmur of flirtation that filled tbe cool air of the summer's evening. Then up flared the lights, and the music burst lorth afresh, winning many a pair from the dim seclusion in which they had been whispering to whirl in the fantastic dance. CLAEK THANKED THEM. The moon stood high over Braddock church spires "Like a dot o'er an V as Villon sings; when Captain Clark called a few of the gentlemen to his stateroom and made a short speech, thanking the picnick ers for their quiet, orderly behavior during the day. It was freely responded to by Messrs. Heckman and C. F. Ftazee. Merrymaking was then resumed till the furnaces of Pittsburg glowed red on the night and the Tenth street bridge spanned the moonlit waters, telling of a charming journey to be ended all too soon. ' Finally the Mayflower discharged its liv ing load on the wharf, about 820 P. M., and the whole party separated the tired heads of many small people drooping sleepily on parental shoulders, and the lips of their grown up relatives murmuring goodbyes, with all the sentiment of many jatteraay, Bomeos and Juliets. Truly "parting was' such sweet sorrow" that everyone on board Weakness, Indisposition to Work, Headache, Dullness, Heaviness, Lack of Appetite, Constipation, all indicate that you need a few doses of the genuine Dr. McLane's Celebrated LIYER PILLS. They strengthen the weak and purify the BLOOD. They aie prepared from the purest materials and put up with tho great est care by FLEMING BROS., Pittsburg, Pa. Be sure you get the genuine Count erfeits are made In St Louis. Jy8-arwT MOUSQUETAIRE Kid Gloves, very stylish. We are agents for "Foster Hooks" and Centemerl Kid Gloves. UMBRELLAS. See onr stock, natural, gold and silver mountings, 50c up. FAST BLACK HOSE, the best in the two cities, 15c, 25c and 50c pair. CORSETS. No aches or pains if you wear our Glovs Fitting Corsets. ... "T T T ... X X. A. ... THDMPSDNBRnT-HERB, 109 Federal Street, Allegheny. !. auis-trwr WOOD MANTELS CEILINGS AND WAINSUOTTING, INTERIOR DECORATORS, Manufacturers and Importers of Pino Furni ture, Curtains and Ornaments. Designs and estimates submitted for complete House Furnishings. - TRYMBY. HUNT 4 CO- lJfe . 1001 ir..w. o tj9-1tur Philadelphia, Pa. longed for another picnic upon the earliest opportunity. The success of the May flower's voyage was in a great measure owing to the labors of the arrangement committee, Messrs. Charles F. Frazee, John "Webber, Dennis W. Frazee, James Mc Ewen. Isadore L. Israel, J. Schimmel, J. K. Gasson and John Donley. The follow ing gentlemen were also active in promoting the comfort and pleasure ol the passengers: Messrs. William A. CruikshankKtheca didate for Allegheny's Mayoralty; Arnold Weymand, Heckman, H. McEwen. John Donley is President of the Salesmen's As tociation and Mr. C. F. Frazee Secretary. FINALLI EXTINGUISHED. An Inquest Held on the Dead la A. D. Miller & Sons' Hennery. The fire at the oil refinery of A. D. Miller & Sons, on Preble avenue, was finally ex tinguished yesterday afternoon, and the salvage is fdand to be much greater than at, first supposed. The senior member of the firm states that not more than 25 per cent of the works was destroyed. A Coroner's inquest was begun on the body of Thornton F. Miller, the engineer who was burned so badly that the remains were only Identifiable by means of a match"" box and a ring found on them. Alter tak ing the testimonyof Bobert Miller.abrother, and Wm. Miller, a son, the inquest was ad jourded until to-morrow. Perry Hauck.the night still man, who was severely burned, is pronounced out of dan ger. T. S. Parker, Esq., has prepared a protest for the residents of the Sixth ward to sign against the rebuilding or the works, and S. S. D Thompson, President of the Armenia Insurance Company, is taking the lead. An ordinance was passed in 1870 which pro vides that no oil refineries should be built nor any enlargements made. The fine for violation is $100, with $50 a day subse quently so loug as the violation continues, fines to be recovered summarily, and "every such building or tank is hereby de clared a nuisance." Miller & Sons' re finery was built before the passage of the ordinance and not affected by it before the fire save as to extensions, but people in the vicinity hold that it shall notbe rebnilt,and that such rebuilding would be a viola tion of the ordinance. Chief Jones and the firemen were almost worn out, and will take all the sleep they can get in the next 24 hours. jds. hdrne k are. PENN AVENUE STORES. , More surprises this week in the way of extreme low prices, prices to finish up summer dress stuffs this week. Fine wool 60-Inch Check and Striped Suitings 31 25 quality marked down to 75c a yard. One lot of Silk and Wool Mixture from SI to 0c L( One lot all-wool Gray and Bro Mixed 50-Inch Suitings. A little lot of yard wide all-wool Plaids at 35c a yard. School Dress Stuffs and House Wrapper Goods at 50c. down from fl and more. First appearance now, here and there In this big dress goods stock, of new arrivals of foreign dress fabrics, hints of the oncoming tide of all the best that's woven in France, Germany and England. The fact that wool is on the rise doesn't affect onr dress goods prices one cent Best to buy here then Wash Goods Department On the counter near the door to-day, over one hundred pieces of Plain and Fancy French Satlnes finest quality. 30c, S7a and 40c sorts at 15c a yard. Some others, too French ones at 12c a yard 12c American Satmes down to(c. This is the last chance on these Wash Goods for this season. Ginghams, 0o ones, in plain colors, down to 15c. All remnants fancy 40o styles at 20c a yard. Clcak Room Special One hundred Black Btocklnette Jackets, sizes 33 to U best measure, f nil weights, your choice at J3, $3 50 and H 50; the greatest bar gain you were ever offered. The bargain sale of Irish and Scotch Table Linens a (Treat opportunity ta ' housekeepers. Tbe prices are the lowest on fine, heavy pnre Linen Damasks. 4 l$? ' JOB. HDRNE I Cn3! PENN AVENUE STORES. salt 4 il