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THE PUDDLERS KICK,
One Besult of the Morning
Shortage of Gas Supply,
MILLS CHANGIM HOUES.
The Philadelphia Company Ask Ee
lief During the Day.
OPPOSITION FROM THE WORKUEfi.
Strike by the Puddlers in the Yesuvins
Hill at Sharpsburjr.
THE SITUATION IN LAWBENCETILLE.
The Board of Directors' of the Philadel
phia Company met yesterday afternoon and
declared a quarterly dividend of 2 per cent.
The directors discussed the new 36-inch gas
main, and it was stated by the superintend
ent that the connections at Telford are
nearly completed. In relation to the defi
ciency in the natural pas supply just at this
lime. Superintendent I. A. Gillespie said to
a reporter for The Dispatch after the
'This shortage in the supply occurs every
year at the beginning of the cool season. It
generally comes a little too early for us.
This fall we expected to be in good condi
tion, because a number of the large mills on
the Southside had promised to have their
private lines ready for use by October L
They have failed in this and are still draw
ing lrom us.
"We ha e asked some of the mill men to
let up a little in the morning in their use of
gas, when the greatest demand comes from
private consumers. They have agreed to our
request and are helping us out. By the
first of next week Oliver Bros., the Bepublic
Iron "Works and other mills will have their
private lines In operation, and the strain on
our supply will be relieved."
Shortage in the gas supply at Braddock
on Tuesday caused temporary suspension of
-work in the Braddock Wire "Works, the
Duquesne Forge and the Cariie Furnace.
It appears that the request of the Phila
delphia company is causing serious compli
cations between the owners of some of the
mills and their workmen. At some mills,
particularly on the Southside, work has been
slackened during the forenoon and increased
at night, with the acquiescence of the work
men, but at other mills there is decided op
position from the employes.
The first decided stand taken by the iron
-workers against the change of hours was at
the Vesuvius mill at Sharpsburg. On Mon
day morning the puddlers were directed to
quit work after the second heat was out.
One train of finishing rolls was started yes
terdav moraine, but only made two heats.
Order's were then given Tor the puddlers to
begin work at b o'clock last evening. The
men held a meeting, which lasted less than
half an honr. There was unanimous oppo
sition to the change of hours, and it was
voted not to work at night. Last night the
puddling department of the Vesuvius mill
-was idle. In the finishing department the
men were at work.
A gentleman well acquainted with the
situation at the Vesuvius mill said last
night: "The gas company's private con
sumers pay better than the mill companies.
The amount ot gas consumed in, one of these
furnaces in 24 hours is not less than 30,000
feet, and in some mills even more. The
Vesuvius firm can, by the use of gas, save
about 575 a day nnder the cost of coal. The
gas bill in the Vesuvius mill amounts to
over 54,500 a month. The finished outDUt
average 140 tons in 21 hours. The firm will
hardly let the mill remain idle long. It
was shut down nearly all of last February
for about the same reason."
"WHAT THE CAKNEGIES -WANT.
Carnegie, Fhipps & Co., it is reported,
have asked their men in the Lawrenceville
mills to change the hours of work. A meet
ing was held by the men on Tuesdav. and
it was decider to grant the wish of tne firm
for one night. On Tuesday evening the
puddlers in the Twenty-ninth street mill be
gan work at 6 o'c'ock. It took them till 4
o'clock in the morning to get out five heats.
A Dispatch reporter reached Sharps
hurg shortly before midnight List evening,
and found the situation to be as above stated.
From conversation with the men it was
learned that the mill owners would endeavor
to secure a favorable arrangement with the
Philadelphia Companv in preference to pre
cipitating a conflict with the men. Should
tne new arrangement be enforced, however,
the chances of a seriously strained situation
at that particular mill were considered
more than bright, as the men were very out
spoken in their refusal to accept the change
A large meeting of the puddlers employed
at Shoenbergers, Howe, Brown & Co., and
Zug's mills met last evening in a hall on
Thirteenth street to take action in regard to
working hours. Those mills have been
short ot gas lately, and for convenience the
men wished to have the hours changed. The
day turn, it was arranged at the meeting,
should go on at 12 o'clock at night, and the
night turn about 12 or 1 o'clock in the after
noon. A committee was appointed to notify
the different firms of tne change.
KEIGHBOE EAIiLSTON DEAD.
The Fnmoni Tansy nnd Koot Bitten Caterer
Gone to the Other Side.
The death of Samuel Kallston ("Neigh
bor Ballston), mention of whom was made
some weeks ago in this paper in an article
on old-time drovers, is noted in the last issue
of the Indiana Messenger. Ballston, time
out of mind, kept tavern five miles east of
Indiana, on the clay pike. He got his sou
briquet by calling everyone "neighbor."
He was also famous for his tansy and snake
Toot bitters. Forty years ago "Neighbor"
Ballston had an almost national acquaint
ance, as all travelers on the northern route
from the West to the Fast had occasion
either to water their horses at his wayside
trough, take a dose of the famous bitters, or
a meal at his hostelry. Ballston was a typi
cal host of the olden time, a man of gener
ous impulses, who served his day and gen
eration to the best of his ability" He was
almost 80 years old when he died.
EXPECTING TO GET $15,000.
A Cntholic Fond for Johnfttown to be Bailed
Bishop Phelan has issued a circular to the
Catholic clergy of Pittsburg diocese, au
thorizing them to take up a collection in
their churches next Sunday for the benefit
of the ruined churches in Johnstown. Some
prominent members of the Cathedral have
been figuring on anticipated receipts, and
they believe that so universal is the sym
pathy of Catholics in Western Pennsylvania
yet, that $15,000 will be raised on Sunday.
Were the Boyi Being Exercised ?
A false alarm was sent in from box 23 at
about 9:30 last night. The box is located
right under an electric light in front of the
Westinghouse building, at the corner of
Penn avenue and Ninth street, and, al
though three police officers were within 50
yards of it, they saw no one at the box, but
Jound it open when they ran to it A gentle
man on the street "who was nearby at the
time remarked that Chief Brown was giving
bU new firemen a little exercise.
BAD BIRDS BAGGED.
Three Men Who Woro btolcn Overcoats nod
Tailed Impndrnlly Inapector Mc
Aleese Thinks They Are Bold, Bad Men.
The three men arrested by the police on
Tuesday morning on a charge of stealing
overcoats are now thought to be expert pro
fessional thieves, nnd Inspector McAleese
thinks that he has made an important
capture. On Tuesday evening, at the corner
of Grant and Water streets, Detective Dev
lin arrested Thomas Gray, W. H. Hawes
and John Davis as suspicious characters.
They wore three overcoats which might
nave been stolen, the omcer thought.
Davis had a fine gold watch, and in his
pockets were several cards showing that he
had recently been at Johnstown. One card,
signed bv "C. C. Merritt. foreman," stated
that John Davis was entitled to board and
lodging at the Conemaugh camp of the
Pennsylvania Railroad. Another said that
John Wilson should be admitted to the
Cambria Iron Works. The men were im
pudent at the Central police station, and
refused to give any account of themselves.
They looked and acted like "fly ducks," as
one of the police officers said.
The overcoats worn by Hawes and Davis
bave'been shown to be stolen, but no person
has identified the coat worn by Gray. "The
only evidence against him, until last even
ing, was that he was in bad companv.
Magistrate Gripp yesterday morning held
Hawes and Davis to court, each in bond of
1500. This they could not furnish and they
were taken to the county jail. Gray, who
says that he comes from Baltimore, was held
at the station.
Bast evening a man, who gave his name
as Jesse Henry, met Detective Devlin on
the street and told him that Davis, Hawes
and Gray bad left a lot of property at his
house on High street, between Wvlie and
Webster avenues. Devlin went to the house
and had the goods removed to the Central
Police Station. Henry's sister, Mrs. Brid
get Onstander, told the officer that the three
men brought the goods to the house on Tues
aay. u.hey bad been tbere once Deiore, and
knew her brother, who was not then at
home. When he came home yesterday she
told him that she intended to inform tne po
lice. He told her that he would do it.
Henry went to the station with Devlin,
but refused to tell how he formed tbe ac
quaintance of the men or what he knew of
them. Inspector McAleese ordered him
locked up until he became sober. The
goods recovered consisted of two caddies of
chewing tobacco, a leather hand case con
taining photographs of coffins and a large
satchel. In the latter was a half gallon
bottle of embalming fluid, a lot of sponges
and absorbent cotton, and a fine outfit of
small files, saws and knives which look
like an undertaker's tools. Inspector Mc
Aleese has received information that the
prisoners have been trying to arrange to
sell property at various places, and he
thinks that" tbey have more plunder se
creted in the rity.
A FLEASAJST CELEBRATION.
The Eighteenth Anniversary of the Central
Tarn Vereln Observed.
The Central Tnrn Verein celebrated their
eighteenth anniversary at their hall on
Forbes street last night. Tbe hall was well
filled by the Turners and their friends, and
almost every verein in the two cities was
Toerge's Orchestra opened the exercises
ot tbe evening with a selection, after which
there were performances on the horizontal
bars, parallel bars, the buck horse and
other gymnastic feats. The report of the
chairman was read, and the choral class of
the verein rendered a number of vocal
choruses. After the exercises a dance was
indulged in by the entire audience and kept
up for several hours.
MR. SCHULTZ'S PICCADILL0ES.
Ad Information Says He Thrashed His Wife
nnd Away He Ran.
An information was lodged before Alder
man Hartman last night against Lewis
Schultz, a resident on South Twenty-eighth
street, by his wife. Schultz was charged
with assault, battery and desertion. Mrs.
Schultz stated that her loving spouse, hav
ing thrashed her unmercifully, ran away to
Coal Bluff. A warrant was'issued for the
EITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of Plttsbargerv nod Others of
Once every year Bev. William Bossiter,
a silver-haired, ruddy-faced little traveler,
comes to Pittsburg. He arrived hero yester
day. He is the head of the American Tract
Society. He figures out that this quiet agency
has issued over 11,000 distinct publications, in
laO languages, about Christ, and has circulated
over 15,000,000 volumes by its missionaries alone.
Statistically considered, the results of its
work, during the 47 years thereof, are tbe dis
tribution of 15,208,181 volumes of saving truth:
the holding ot 454,363 meetings; the finding of
1,131,950 homes destitute of all religions read
ing, and 676.881 without the Bible; 1,903,182
Protestant families neglecting evangelical
pteaching, and the visiting of the amazing
number of 13,543,223 families, to personally con
verse and prav with them; civing away thus
more than 2,000,000 during its history.
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tions of Pennsylvania will meet in their twenty
second annual convention, at New Castle to
day, and will continue their sessions daring the
week. The following gentlemen will represent
the Pittsburg association: Rev. Dr. George T.
Purves, S. P. Harbison. H. K. Porter, M. K.
Jennings, E. 8. Morrow, J. F. Robinson, J. M.
Shields, Benjamin Thaw, Robert Wardrop, W.
S. Fraser, Theo. Sproull, C. E. Pope, J. T.
Woods, Charles L. Clark, E. L. Porter, J. F.
Miller, Smith Agnew, Peter Dick, R. J. Buch
anan, T. F. Bailey, F. W. Kiefer, & L. Full
wood and Robert AOrr. They left for New
Castle yesterday. Rev. Dr. Purves will this
evening address the convention on "Real Earn
estness: Its Necessity, How Obtained and Re
tained." Ira D. Bankey will lead tbe singing.
Archie D. Glenn, one of the Deputy
State Superintendents of Public Schools, was
in tbe city yesterday. He is the nght-hand
man of Dr. Higbee in the Department of Pub
lic Instruction at Harrisburg. It is Mr. Glenn's
pen that makes more than 11,000,000 worth of
warrants as good as gold to hundreds of schools
throughout the Commonwealth every year.
Home years ago this same gentleman was editor
ot the Free Frets in Kittanning. He became
so popular that Armstrong county sent him to
the Legislature. While tbere be introduced
and had passed tbe famous law for tbe study of
physiology and hygiene in the public schools.
Hon. Walter Lyon, TJ. S. DistrictAttor
ney, returned yesterday morning from Wash
ington, D. C, where on the previous day he wit
nessed the grand parade of the Triennial Con
clave, Grand Encampment. Mr. Lyon states
that the display made on Pennsylvania avenue
was one of tbe grandest in the history of the
Order, and that native Washingtonlans were
puzzled to remember an event in which pomp
and pageantry were so glitterlngly mingled.
Al'egheny county Knights Templar made their
usual magnificent showing, both numerically
and in personal appearances.
Senor Brega, a citizen of Honduras,
stopped over in Pittsburg for a few hours yes
terday, on his way to New York. In his far.
away borne he had heard of natural gas, and be
desired to see it in operation. Senor Brega
says that the people of Honduras are watching
with interest the building of tbe Nicaragua
canal. They are confident that it will benefit
their country, because of its contiguity to Nica
Tbe furniture of the office of the Pro
thonotary of tbe Supreme Court was being put
into shape yesterday in the third storv of the
Court House. Mr. Newmyer will have beauti
ful quarters when the work is finished.
Sergeant Beck, of the Twelfth ward sta
tion bouse, is lying sick at his home, and
Patrolman G. J. Fluker has taken his place as
Judge Wilson, of Clarion county, who
has been in tbe city on business connected with
the Supreme Court, left last night for home.
J. S. Binehart, the Green county polit
ical manager, was at the Seventh Avenue Ho
George W. Chalfant, of Spang, Chal
f ant 4 Co., left last evening for New York on
Ex-State Treasurer Silas M. Bailey, of
Unlontown, was in the city yesterday.
Colonel J. M. SchoonmakeCj of this
city, went SO New York last night
THE M.E. PREACHERS.
Opening Session of the Pittsbnrg
TRIAL 0FEEY. COL. JOHN M. DANES.
It Wilt ha Commenced To-Day by the
IHE HISTORICAL EEDKI0N LAST NIGHT
The Pittsburg Conference of .the M. E.
Church began its annual session at Emory
Church, East End, yesterday. Bishop
Cyrus D. Foss, D. D., preached the opening
sermon in the morning. He was for three
years principal of America Seminary, and
entered the New York
Conference in 1857.
In 1859 he was trans
ferred to the East
Conference of New
York, and given
charge of the Fleet
Street Church, in
Brooklyn. He filled
the leading pulpits in
Brooklyn and New
fcYork forjnany years,
ana in xoto was unan
imously elected to tbe
Presidency of We-
1 e y a n University,
Bishop C. D. Foss. which position he
held until his election as Bishop, whfeb
which is a life office.
The Bishop's remarks were on the pro
gress and historv of the past nine years'in
tne Pittsbnrg Conference. The Bev. W. B.
Watkins, last year's Secretary, was called
on to report and call the roll, 175 members
INVESTIGATING COL. DANKS.
Committees were appointed, and several
of them met during the afternoon. The
committee to investigate the charges against
Bev. Colonel J. A. Banks did not assemble,
bnt will meet to-day. Bev. J. T. Leak is
chairman of the committee, and had the
charges preferred before the Presiding Elder,
J. W. Miles. Neither ot the gentlemen
were present at the afternoon session, and
the General Conference is in ignorance as to
the nature of the charges against Colonel
Danks. Tbe matter will likely be brought
up this morning. Bev. B. T. Miller will
act as attorney lor the church, and Bev. J.
P. Core for Colonel Danks in the investiga
tion. At the last annual conference of the M. E.
ministers held at Latrobe when Colonel
Danks' name was presented objections were
raised. He was then pastor of the ML
Washington congregation. There was quite
a lively dispute at the time, and the result
was Colonel Danks was placed on the super
numerary list. After tbe session was over
Colonel Danks made a statement, and for a
few days the affair remained quiet. How
ever, it was again brought tolight in a more
sensational form by tbe receipt of a letter
by Thomas Blashford, a member of the Mt.
Washington Church, from the congrega
tion's late pastor. Colonel Danks, in which
many threatening statements were made.
Since that time Colonel Danks, who is a
veteran has had control of the cvclorama of
the Battle of Gettysburg, and bas not
preached any. The Mt. Washington people
have carried the charges of his alleged un
becoming course to conference.
A SCANDAI, RECALLED.
The committee on the investigation of
Bev. C. G. Hughes, formerlv pastor of the
M. E. Church on Twenty-fifth and Small
man streets, against whom a charge of im
moral conduct was preferred by Elder Miles,
reported that Mr. Hughes had surrendered
his ordination papers to the conlerence and
wished to resign from the church. The papers
were accepted and the resignation, also. Mr.
Hughes was a handsome yonng clergyman
and had made quite a good impression
among his lady parishioners in the Twelfth
ward. Suddenly he was summoned to But
ler and compelled to marry a yonng. lady
whom he had wronged. Then he went West
and remained there.
The Committee on Temperance was the
only one to complete a report. The com
mittee is composed of C. W. Smith, Chair
man; H. L. Chapman, Thomas Storey, B.
C. Wolf, J. W. Garland, T. S. Shaffer and
M. S. Kendig. The committee will report
that the entire church favors prohibition
and recommends tbe adoption of the resolu
tions of the last conference, one of which
Resolved, That we indorse all societies
whether they be social, ecclesiastical or
political, in so far as they harmonize with our
church on this vital question, namely, the
entire and absoluto prohibition of the liquor
IHE HISTORICAL DEPARTMENT.
The anniversary exercises of the Histori
cal Society of the Pittsburg Conference ot
the M. E. Church attracted a large audi
ence to the church in the evening. Tbe
singing was congregational and inspiring
and the opening devotional exercises were
conducted by Bev. C. W. Smith, President
of the Society, Bev. W. A. Stewart leading
in prayer. Bev. C. W. Smith made a brief
address alluding to the needs of the society
and preparing the way for a contribution.
Dr. Smith then exhibited a pair of turtle
shell spectacles, through which the eyes of
Bishop Asbury were used to gleam and
some mildly facetious remarks were in
dulged in as Dr. Smith perched the histori
cal specs upon the bridge of his nose.
The annual election resulted in the re
election of the old officers, with one excep
tion, as follows: President, Bev. C. W.
Smith; Vice Presidents, Bevs. W. Lynch
and William Pox; Secretary, Bev. N. G.
Miller; Treasurer, Bev. T. H. Wilkenson;
Corresponding Secretary and Librarian,
Bev. G. T. Beynolds.
The annual report of Secretary Bevnolds
came next in order and contained the follow
ing references to curiosities presented to the
society during the past year:
Hon. J. W. F. White, of Sewlckley: Ordina
tion parchments or Revs. John White and
Charles Throm; Rev. T. H. Wakeman: Plan of
services ot Barnstaple Circuit, Wesleyan
Church, England; Rev. C. B. Mitchell: Pitts
burg, sketch, 100 years of Pittsburg Methodism;
Rev. C. .W. Smith. Pittsburg: Perpetual lease
of lots occupied by Sinithheld Street M. E.
Church, given by George Miltenberger and
wire to John Wrensha.ll and others, May 30,
1817; same: Deed of Anthony Dravo and wife
to Thomas Cooper and other's, for lot for use of
Liberty Street ST. E. Church. March 22. 1831:
same: Deeds of Smithfield street and Front
street church property, given by Charles Avery
aud others to Thomas Cooper and others, trus
tees under act of incorporation; same: Papers
and deeds relating to the division or properties
between the M. E. and M. P. churches, signed
by all the members August 15, 1833; same:
Papers relating to the division of property be
tween Liberty street 2nd Smithfield street
churches, signed by all tbe members December
26 1837; same: Deeds given by trustees
of corporation to trustees of Liberty
street and Smithfield street churches, Decem
ber 30, 1833. and record of cancellation of cer
tain notes held against tbe church property;
also papers and articles of agreement
between the trustees of Smithfield Street
Church and Neptune Tea Company, concern
ing property, April 1, 1831; also bund and niort
caire iriven bv Liberty Street Church to thn
Dollar Savings Bank, October 26, 1870; also list
of subscriptions for liquidation of debt in
Tiiberty Street Church.
Also annual report ot treasurer of Liberty
Street Church of 1870 and 1871; Rev. F. S.
Hais, of Martin's Ferry, O., Recording Stew
ard's book for Ohio circuit 1799 to 1815; also dis
cipline of M. E. Church of 1789,1791 and 1792;
also pamphlet containing the first printed
minute of the Pittsburg Conference of 1789;
also copy of Rev. Nicholas Snelthen's funeral
sermon upon Bishop Asbury; also luneral ser
mon of Thomas Cooper by Rev. E. Burkett;
also written copy of Bishop Asbury's valedic
tory address in episcopacy; also Bishop
Asbury's spectacles presented to Henry Lazier,
of Morgantown, W. Va by Rev. Amos Barnes,
Bishop Asbury's traveling companion, and by
Mr. Lazier presented to Rev. Dr. Hais; also an
old linen sack in which conference papers were
carried when travel was done on horseback;
also a large collection of the letters of Bishops
Asbury and McKendree; also newspaper clip
pings in relation to early Methodism in and
around Pittsburg, recommendations to confer
ence and other papers of interest; given by Dr.
Charles Elliott to Rev. Dr. Hais.
A vote of thanks to Dr. Elliott for the
above-donations was passed as a special
mark of approbation. It had 'been Dr.
Elliott's intention to compile a book from
these clippings and papers, but having re
linquished that intention he turned them
over to the Historical Society. Bev. Mr.
Beynolds made an earnest plea for a safe
which would safety protect tne biographical
treasures of the society from accidents. An
address was delivered by Bev. William
Lynch, who has preached continuously Ar
49 years. It contained humorous references
to the trials of early circuit riding.
This morning's session will be devoted to
business, the afternoon being devoted to the
anniversary of the Woman's Foreign Mis
sionary Society, with an address in the
evening by Secretary Peck upon the same
IT HAS THE BULGE.
The Bnr Association' Charter Give Them
n Right to Their Pretty Room In the
Public Court House.
There is a cloud about the size of a man's
hand hanging over the legal profession at
present and it may be the cause of some
professional friction some day not far off.
The Bar Association which does not include
all the lawyers, however, has been furnished
with a luxurious apartment by the County
Commissioners in an upper chamber of the
, Court House in the Fifth avenue and Boss
street corner. In this room the association,
will keep a page, telephone, library, etc,
and the apartment will be a sort of club
room, a pleasant abiding place for lawyers
when waiting for cases to come up, at pres
ent the meanest part of the legal profession.
Here they can enjoy themselves where tip
staves and clients can find them readily.
So far, good. But there are lawyers who
are not members of the Bar Association but
who might be if they chose, who notwith
standing the matter is regulated by act of
Assembly declare it an unfair deal and say
the association has no more real right to
exclusive privileges than any outside law
yer, or for that matter than any other tax
payer. Then there are lawyers who cannot
get into the association who feel like kick
ing double kicks, as for them, the door of
the clubroom cannot be opened by any key,
social or professional, and they must always
carry the bar sinister, for to kick would dis
close the fact that they cannot get into the
A member of the Bar Association had his
attention called to the matter and he
shrugged his shoulders and called attention
to the charter of the association granted in
1870, at a time a man might.almost count on
getting special legislation that would em
power him to commit matricide with im
punity. This lawyer opined that outsiders
might wepp and wail and gnash their teeth
until they wore them to tbe gums, but that
would not enable them to get an expost
facto Jaw to undo the charter of 1870. The
charter commands the County Commission
ers to furnish them quarters.
SWEET SINGERS OF WALES.
The Cambria Society Scores a Hit Only
Nine More Days Remain.
The sweet-voiced Welshmen made a great
impression upon the thousands of auditors
at the Exposition, and the Cambria Singing
Society had a 'most flattering reception,
which it proceeded to merit by a vigorous
outburst of melody. The stirring strains of
the "March of the Men of Harleck" re
verberated through the .vast hall and
enthused the listeners in a demand for
more, the programme being 'generally con
sidered far too brief. Attractions are being
compressed in order to cover a great deal of
ground by the 19th of October.
Director Innes and the Thirteenth Eegi
ment Band will present a fine programme,
prominent in tbe numbers of which is the
prize medley, "The Congress of Nations,"
ending with Francis ScottKey's neverdying
"Star Spangled Banner," with cannon ac
companiment given by Battery B. The
other fetching number will be "La Pere La
Victorie," given with artillery effects. This
great march has become as popular where
heard as "Boulanger's March, ' and is given
for the first time in Pittsburg.
The general prosperity evident on every
side at the Exposition portends more to
Pittsburg than the promoters of the Exposi
tion ever dreamed, lor schemes are origin
ating and maturing down tbere at the Point
that will result in some of the liveliest busi
ness revolutions which have taken place in
Pittsburg for many a long day.
Only nine more days remain, but tbe
benefits in dollars and cents have been so
clear! v demonstrated that future operations
will be much more easy than the work of
IT IS CERTAINLY FEASIBLE.
People In Thli Neighborhood Know and
Are Folly Persuaded of It.
Governor Beaver yesterday appointed
Benben Miller, of Pittsburg; ex-Congressman
W.S. Shallenberger, of Bochester, Pa.;
Eben Brewer, of Erie, and John M. Good,
win, of Sharpsville, Mercer county, a com
mission to determine the feasibility of con
structing a ship canal to connect Lake Erie
and the Ohio river, in pursuance of a joint
resolution of the last Legislature.
The feasibility of the nuptials has been
clearly set forth in these columns hereto
fore. Men versed in the cost of material
And labor, and cognizant of the amount of
work to be done, have figured that tbe Ohio
river can be slack-watered to a point below
the mouth of the Beaver and a canal dug,
locks built and piles driven to protect banks,
a canal sufficient to float any craft necessary,
at a cost not to exceed, if equal, that of
building a railway between the points
So far as generally known, the commis
sion appointed may be expected to give sat-,
isfaction in this end of the State. &
THE! WANT SAFETI GATES.
Another Railroad Accident Evolves South
A young Polish woman, named Maria
Kabolsky. was run over and killed last
evening between Twenty-first and Twenty
second streets by an outward bound Pitts
burg and McKeesport passenger train. The
woman was only 21 years of age, 'and lived
in a shanty boat at the foot of Twenty-third
Great indignation is 'expressed in the
neighborhood, as this is the tenth accident
that has happened on railroads in the vicin
ity during a short space oh" time. An in
formal meeting was subsequently held in a
private hgnse on Fourteenth street, and a
resolution passed in favor of the immediate
'adoption of gates at the Southside railroad
crossings, tioroner uicuoweu was notified,
and will hold an inquest to-day.
WAS HARD TOSDBDUE.
An Old Offender Who Formerly Gave
Policemen a Jlnrtinl Greeting.
Margaret Sleidell, an old offender, was
last night arrested for drunkness and gen
eral disorderly conduct, and lodged in the
Twenty-eighth ward station house.
Some touching reminiscences of her
former history were recounted by the station
officers, while the woman's angry shouts re
sounded through the building. Formerly
it was necessary to send six men'torrest
Mrs. Sleidell as she was always armeof with
an ax and a long knife, with which weapons
she often inflicted considerable damage,
TO OPEN THE ROAD.
A Gala Time to Be Enjoyed by the Citizens
Tbe celebration in honor ot the comple
tion of the. McKeesport and Bellevernon
Bailroad will be held to-day at the latter
place. A special train will leave tbe Lake
Erie depot, Southside, at 8:30 o'clock, city
time, and nearly every railroad official in
the city has promised to go. The festivities
will end with a banquet and reception this
OCTOBER2' fdy im
SOME QUICK WOEK.
A, Kentucky Man is Astounded Dy a
STEEL'MADE FOR HIM IN-0KE DAI.
The Shoemakers Are Reviving Their Old
Union in This City.
THE HEWS OP THE INDUSTRIAL WORLD
What Henry Tilford, of Louisville, Ky.,
says concerning Pittsburg and Pittsburg
enterprise is full of novelty. He tells it in
a typical Kentuckian style.
"The firm I represent in Louisville," said
he, "have for some years been experiment
ing with hardening processes in steel, and
believe that at last they have found a way
of making steel hard enough to manufacture
armor plates for the United State's Govern
ment's war vessels now building, which will
make them proof against the guns of all
nations.' We have been corresponding with
the authorities for some time, and a month
ago the Secretary of the Navy sent us a long
letter, giving his permission lor a test of our
steel. We must, therefore, make some ex
perimental armor plates.
HIS OWN SUBPBISE.
"To do this, steel of a particular carbon
grade was necessary, and I was sent East to
procure such material. I went first to Phil
adelphia, but failed to get it there. Then I
applied at Harrisburg and Steelton, but the
steel manufacturers there laughed at me,
saying that it would not pay them to make
a small quantity of a grade of steel so sel
dom asked for. I then went to Bethlehem,
Pa., with tbe same result. The last place I
visited was Pittsbnrg, and going to the
office of Carnegie, Phipps & Co., I made
known my wants. They said that it was an
unusual grade of steel, but that they could
make it for me, and asked how mucH I
wanted. I explained that for tbe few ex
periments we would need only from 5 to 15
tons. Without much figuring tbey told me
that it would cost 20 cents a pound for such
a small quantity, but that if I would take 90
or 100 tons, it would only cost me 4
cents per pound. Of course, this margin
startled me, but I said that, inasmuch
as tbe Government had contracted with ns
for the work, we would have to get the steel
at any price, so I told them to go ahead. I
took ont my note book and asked at what
date I could expect to receive the steel.
They nearly took my breath away when
they looked at me in a funny sort of way
and said: 'Why, just stay at your hotel un
til to-morrow. It is now 2 o'clock P. M.,
and by 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon we
will have the steel on the cars for you.' I
couldn't believe that, and tbey, seeing my
incredulity, invited me to go to their great
armor plate works in Homestead and wit
ness the work.
A GEEAT FEAT.
"The reason of the difference in prices,
they told me, was that their furnaces were
all so large. The smallest furnaces tbey
had would make no less than 90 tons. Then
I understood why the Eastern manufactur
ers had all refused to fill my order. They
would have had to build furnaces purposely
for the work. Still, Carnegie's had to con
fess that they never made this grade of steel
beiore, and that none of their smoke stacks
gave just the proper draught 'Well, are
you going to build a smoke stack in a
night?' I exclaimed. I was landed in Home
stead late that afternoon. While I was at
the mill tbey altered the damper of the
smoke stack amazingly quick, and I had
the pleasure of seeing the fur
nace fired that night, retired to bed,
and by noon the next day saw 90 tons of the
grade of steel I wanted" taken out. They
took out 15 tons of the best and threw aside
the remainder for remelting. True to their
promise, my order of steel was loaded on
the cars that day, and is now in Louisville.
No other city in the United States pos
sibly in the world was capable of such a
feat. It is wonderful.
"Yes, we have natural gas in Louisville.
We boasted about it a good bit I used to
think we were a match for Pittsburg any
day, but since I have been in Pittsburg our
little six-inch mains seem like pipe-stems
compared with your gas mains three feet in
diameter. Oh, your's is a great town."
THE SHOEMAKERS ORGANIZING.
Pltttburs Cobblers Are Revlvins Their Old
A meeting of the shoemakers of this city
will be held Monday evening next at No.
465 Fifth avenue, when a permanent organ
ization will be formed. They will attach
themselves to the Boot and Shoe Makers'
National Union. For the past two years
there has not been any organization of the
shoemakers in Pittsburg. The trade has
been going from bad to worse, until a num
ber of the members decided to do something
to better their condition. A meeting was
held last Monday evening, when a tempo
rary organization was formed. The follow
ing officers were elected: Karl Saner, Pres
ident; John Dotzbaer, Secretary, and J.
The new organization is alleged to be the
result of the fight between General Master
Workman Powderly of the Knights of
Labor and Harry Skeffington, Master Work
man of N. D. A. 226, composed of shoe
makers, at the Indianapolis session of the
General Assembly. Several years ago the
shoemakers of Cincinnati was the strongest
organization in that place. They had over
4,000 members, and were attached to D. A.
48, of Cincinnati. They wanted to
join the National Trades District, but
fas their withdrawal would greatly decrease
the membership of D. A. 48, it was opposed
by Hugh Cavanagh, Master Workman of
the latter. Skeffington advised the men to
leave anyhow, and for this he was severely
reprimanded bjr the General. Master Work
man. The feeling between them grew very
bitter, and as a result Skeffington withdrew
from the order. His action caused the mem
bership in the shoemakers' local assembly
in the city to dwindle away to almost noth
ing, ana tney nnatiy disrupted.
The local organization was L. A. 1950,
and the membeship in this assembly also
lapsed. Secretary Treasurer LauraPowell,
who was a member of the assembly during
its existence, said the disruption had nothing
to do with the Powderly-Skeffington trouble.
She stated that the members of the assembly
were afraid of the Pittsburg Shoe Company,
for, whom they worked and they left the
Knights of Labor. The new union formed
Monday, is being backed by the National
Trade Organization which now embraces
about 70 local unions.
A TIN PLATE PLANT.
Ground Purchased nt 'Glenvrood to Bolld
a Will There.
A new tin plate plant is to be erected at
Glenwood on the B. & O. road. .A Pitts
burg company has purchased four and a half
acres ol ground at that place, and so soon as
there is a reasonahle"certainty tlrat the next
Congress will advance the tariff on tin
to 2 cents per pound, they will begin to
erect an extensive plant. The agent who
purchased the ground, would not give the
names of the parties who are concerned.
Selling Tank Glnss.
H. A. Newkirk, the only traveling sales
man now in the employ of the Chambers &
McKee Glass Compatjy, was at the Mon'on
gahela House yesterday on his way back to
Jeannette. He has been ont -since Septem
ber 1, and in that time sold over 100 carloads
of window glass. No one order was taken
for less than 1,000 boxes. He also states that
the prices received for the tank class were n
.high as those received by many of the Pitts-
ourg manuiaciurers tor their pot glass.
DistbictMastebWobxhak Boss of D.
A. yo.frgniSatgottofeer,wit to BprlndilaJ
yesterday, where he made an address before L.
A. 6154, the mixed assembly at that place. He
stated jesterday attcrnoon that the member
ship in this local was also increasing.
A teams council has been fonried at East
Liverpool, O. A meeting will be held on Son
day next to elect permanent officers. Ten or
finizations are represented in tbe council,
be temporary officers chosen were: President,
Edward Cook, and Secretary, Qulncy Fowler.
Southsjdb manufacturers say that If they'
had never gotten anything out of their invest
ment in the Pittsbnrg and Lake Erie Railway
otber than terminal facilities, the cost saved in
hauling would have been a large dividend.'
They could afford to build a railroad for these
TriE Specialty Glass Works, at East Liver
pool, O., will not move to Jeannette, as was
contemplated. Anumher of their men had
already purchased lots at the new town and
were about to begin to build houses. Tbe
cause of the non-removal was due to the plant
BES0LUTI0NS ALL TALK.
A New Castle minister Object to the Tern,
pernnce BesoIvlnK Idea Called It a
At the closing day's session' of the First
district of the Christian Church Co-operation
of Pennsylvania, at the Disciple
Church, corner Montgomery avenue and
Arch street, Allegheny, yesterday Bev.
Frank Talmage, "of New Castle, created
somewhat of a sensation by opposing a reso
lution denouncing intemperance.
In the morning a number of delegates
made addresses on church work. In the
afternoon the Committee on Nominations
recommended that the present officers be
continued during the next year. This was
adopted. The following are the officers:
President, B. S. Latimer; Vice President,
Joseph P. McCune; Corresponding Secre
tary, H. K. Pendleton; Becording Secre
tarv, P. Y. Pendleton; Treasurer, John
Kirkpatrick. The next meeting will be
held at Washington, Pa.
There are 20 Disciple churches with no
pastors in the connties south of Pittsburg,
and collection was taken up to assist them.
J. B.Wagner,editor of the Christian Stand
ard, Cincinnati, O., made an address in
which be said that the church had too many
The Committee on Besolutions offered a
resolution denouncing intemperance. This
brought Bev. Frank Talmage to his feet
He said: "We mouth the same thing again
and again. Ot course, we believe it. We
might as well pass a resolution that we be
lieve Jesus Christ to be the Son of God. We
believe it as much as we do the Bible. But
what good will it do to pass it?" .
After considerable discussion the resolu
tion was adopted. At the evening session
Bev. H. W. Talmage, Jr., preached a tem
THE FROG WAS PAULTT.
A Peculiar Accident at the Panhandle Cross
Ins at Carson fetreet.
An accident ocenred on the Pittsburg,
Virginia and Charleston Bailroad last night
about 10 o'clock. A ireight train backing
up tbe track near the Carson street crossing
of the Panhandle Bailroad got off the rails
just beyond the point where the Panhandle
line branches away from the Pittsburg,
Virginia and Charleston tracks. The train
tore up the trestles and struck the small
signal house between tne tracks, and
knocked it completely off its foundations.
The wrecked house fell over the parapet
and cut the telephone and telegraph wires
across, temporarily stopping communica
tion. Fortunately no one was in the house
at the time. One of the employes of the
road had just left it, and was standing
close to the door when the train backed" off
the rails and came crashing through the
A somewhat amusing event resulted from
the accident. When the house fell on the
wires they were crossed for a few seconds.
In the Twentv-second ward station Ser
geant McQuaid was talking through the
telephone, with the receiver to his ear, when
he felt a sudden shock, which nearly
knocked him from his chair, and surprised
him so muCh that he uttered a startled ejac
ulation. He had been administered a gra
tuitous electric shock, caused by the cross
ing of the wires.
None of the railroad officials can account
for the accident. It will be remembered
that a similar wreck occurred id the same
spot some time ago, and the cause alleged
was the faulty construction of the frog at
the junction. It is thought probable that
last night's accident was due to a similar
cause. Traffic waj only temporarily disar
ranged. The police telephone wires were useless
all last evening owing to the accident so far
as the Sonthside was concerned. Bepairs
will be immediately made.
ASKING CONGRESSIONAL ACTION. -
Important Bleetlatr of River Coal Operators
'A. meeting of the Coal Exchange will be
held at 1030 o'clock to-morrow forenoon for
the pnrpose-of discussing measures of relief
from the obstruction of the river by bridge
builders. As stated in The Dispatch
yesterday, the river men feel that they can
secure no adequate relief under existing
law. The meeting to-day is to consider
ways and means to secure Congressional ac
tion looking to a change of the laws.
Don't Fail to Note
-The temporary removal of J. F. Maeder,
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wiuie reouuuing at we uiu buuu, hi aiu.
142 Firth avenue, opposite the Cathedral.
He has the largest stock of novelties and
staple goods that he has ever carried, both
foreign and domestic, which he is making
np in suits, overcoats and trousers in the
very latest styles, at extremely moderate
figures for first-class work.
Mr. Maeder personally superintends the
cutting, thus assuring perfect fitting gar
ments. Oar $11 90 Overcoats for To-Dny.
Do you catch the idea? If you do, ob
serve that for to-day we offer as a bargain,
some new light colored kersey overcoats,
which we just received, at the bargain price
of ?11 90. You can't begin to buy these
name crarnients nnder 25. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Miss A. Vajt Dtjsek, of 62 West Forty
sixth street, New York, begs to inform the
ladies of Pittsburg and Allegheny City that
her representative is now at the Anderson
Hotel with a handsome assortment of Paris
and New York novelties in dresses, cloaks,
etc., for which she invites their Kind in
spection. Victory for the New No. 9.
At the Exhibition Universelle, Paris,
1889 (tbe great World's Fair), the highest
possible premium, the only prize for sewing
machines, was awarded to the Wheeler &
Wilson Mfg. Co. Office No. 6, Sixth street,
The values we are showing in black silks
frnm RXa to S3 a vd.. are nneaualed.
nssu Hughs &Hacke.
Babe bargains in diamonds, watches and
silverware at X P. Steinmann's, 107 Fed
eral st, Allegheny. IX
Cabinet photos, SI per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st TTSu
Specialties for evening wear in brns
sels net, crepe dn cbene and mouseline de
soie: latest novelties, direct from the Paris
market Huous & Hacke.
The most efficacious stimulant to excite
the appetite are Angostura "Bitters.
Feauenheim & Vilsack's Iron City
beer grows in favor every day 'Phone 1188.
Specialties for evening wear in brus
i els riet, crepe du chene and mouseline de
sole; latest novelties, direct from the Paris
market , BUGU3 & HACKS.
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What tne Pas-American Delegates
Will be Shown in This Ciij.
THE ICON, STEEL A'ND GLASS KILLS.
Reciprocity of Trade Is to be Held Steadily
TIME IS TOO SHORT !0R FEIPPEEIES
The committee appointed by the Chamber
of Commerce to arrange for the entertain
ment of the delegates to the Pan-American
International Congress has not yet made np
its programme,. and will not until sometime
next week. The general llueot local in
dustries to be visited have been determined,
bat the committee is waiting1 for more infor
mation as to th3 special matters in which the
delegates are interested. It is the desire of
the committee to show, to the delegates those
manufactures which are most likely to be
demanded by the South American trade, so
that the visit mabe made, to the highest
possible extent, profitable to local industries.
Concerning this general subject Mr. J. B.
Scott, the chairman of the Committee on
Entertainment, said last evening: "We
Are waiting to see what the tour of the dele
gates will develop. Within another week
their treatment and experiences' at other
places will give us numerous pointers as to
what they will desire to see here. We want
to show them
pirrsBirBG'a PEnrcrpAi. hhbusteies.
"The main lines to be shown are the iron,
steel and glass manufactures. To what
mills th'ev will be taken we have not de
cided. We will probably take tbem to the
Edgar Thomson. Steel Works at Braddock,
and possibly Jo Jeannette. As to that I
am notln a position to say definitely. The
trouble is that we will hare such limited
time. We must crowd into two days what
ought to occupy two weeks.
"In laving oat our programme we want
to take into consideration what the South
American States need most. In their de
velopment they will build railroads, and
thevwill require steel rails, snikes. fish
Mates, picks, shovels, etc. They will want
likewise structural iron and steel. There
promises to be a great demand in South
America for glass of all kinds. We can
show only the principal industries. If time
permits, we would like to display to the
delegates our immense capacity for supply
ing fuel, such as coal and coke. It would
be of no use to show them natural gas wells.
We cannot send natural gas to South
America. It is possible, however, that a
big coal trade may be opened, by way of the
Mississippi river, to Central and South
American ports. It would make
A STBOKO IHPBESSIOir
upon the visitors if they could go by the
Baltimore and Ohio and the Southwest
Penn Bailroads through the coke region,
and see the miles or blszing ovens.
"Plans have not yet been perfected for a
display of onr local manufactures in
Mechanical Hall, but it is likely that such
a display will be made. The exhibits there
are not distinctly local and dp not include
many articles wiicrx we would desire. Be
side, the Exposition will be closed at that
time. In Boston, I see, the delegates were
driven about the city so that they might sea
the great stores, the homes, the drives and
the parks. We will not attempt anything
of that sort It would be of no benefit, and
would consume too much time. Wfe wish to
make the visit here eminently utilitarian.
"We are not jet positive as to the time of
arrival or departure from this city. There
may be some change in the programme. We
are'awaiting positive information from the
party on that and on other points. The
committee will meet about the middle of
next week and complete its programme in
Tho Brantifnl Autumnal Foliage.
An exceptional opportunity fs offered by
the Pennsylvania Bailroad Company to resi
dents of Pittsburg and vicinity to take a
pleasant ride over tbe Alleghenies and up
the Bell's Gap B. B. to Lloydsville (Rhodo
dendron Park). A special train of this
company's fine coaches will leave Union
station on Saturday, October 12, 1889, at 8:10
A. M., arrive at Altoona at noon, stop will
be made at that point for dinner,' arriving at
Xiloydsville at 1 F. M.' Returning, special
train will leave Idoydsville at 5:00 p. M.,
arriving at Altoona for supper, reaching
Pittsburg about 9.D0:p. M.
Fare from Pittsburg and East liberty,
$30; Wilkinsburg and Swissvale, 2 95;
Braddock, $2"90; and correspondingly low
rates from principal' stations east thereof.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
FOB MEN, WOMEN AND CHItDKEN.
We carry several lines that are of the
highest standard of excellence, equal in
every respect to tne best English made
goods, perfect in snipe and guaranteed
to give entire satisfaction.
We offer these goods at low figures.
Ladles!, Misses' and Children's
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CLOAKS AND SUITS.
Take Elevator for Cloak Booms.
BIBER & EASTON.
R. J. HOMER & CO.,
61, 63 AND 63 WEST TWENTY-THIBD ST.,
LABGEST EXHIBIT OF
ARTISTIC FURNITURE IN AMERICA,
Ten Show Rooms filled with the latest pro
ductions of the Furniture and Upholstery
Art from the recognized manufacturing cen
ters of the world, '
Novelties of London production.
Novelties of Paris production.
Novelties of Vienna production.
Onr own importation.
Novelties of American production, lnola&lac
those of our own manufacture.
Visitors to New York are cordially Invited to
call and examine oar atoekasdwtees. The
central location of oar cstahHshaeat (adjeht- I
infcEdenMuseelmakMlteasy of access frees I
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Welcome a good rWww w. ,'.
OurereatbargaiM fa eTery-BepaHJJ
Tie greatest Fall trade we tare ereti
bad is now geiag 09.
The people know tbe pfeee as4 1tey
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y w n 1 g wra j uu. vtu araaain Mi mi a
eclipses la variety an our former
seasons-wa have tho goods that phaaei
we have tbem is big qtiantitios;we bars
them at the right prise.
The dress goods bade hero is wonder.
xnT, bat we have won It byhirdwerk, -3
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and this week m have mere stsw lets at -
special bargains. 2 a
See fits doshle-widtt, AM-Wesi, Stte-
Border Saittegs at 59 eeatea jwa .
to see the new All-Wool PlJd
Stripe Saltings the .prices are lowest;
The best Jl Broad. Cloths ever
The Cashmere Stock fall up wMk syles-g
iuH-U"'"jnnn. . '
The 59-iaoa wide AH-Woet SaMfeg
Cloths plain, colors and mtxtojos at
SO cents, are aaeqaalea for the moaey.
All tie latest. and seat styHefc eCeets
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in Fre&efe. pattern robes are here
Ono of a ttnd the Sagllsa Ctetfa pat-
terns Hie nae cosiuma otews ma- n
ported. We show these la largest m
sortment of eeJertegs. '
The Great Busk In oar Ladles' and.
Children's Cloak and SattDeBartmeat o? r
has not exhausted oar stoofc Daily'
arrivals of bow goods here la Jackets '
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all the sew cloths and latest shapeap
BtrHab and comf ortabto Long Garments,
in medium and heavy weights, JM
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up The largest stock of Seal Plash W vfT
Garments, Coats, Jackets and maattesj""-.
our prices are lower than yea pay let. Z. ''
inferior goods elsewhere.
A little early, bat we are ready with a
splendid assortment of toe Alaska Sealj
Garments. Our short and medjastl
lengtb Alaska Seal Jackets an fault-1,
less In shape, and oar priees low beyond 1 1
competition. ' , '
Remember there Is bo doubt as to tha - I
reliaDility of oar Seal Garments.
Our Bilk Departmeat Kaek and Cot '
ors has special inducements this week
in the largest variety of faaatonabla
"Silk dress faeries la the largest raacje 0
colors aa education to see this
Department aad its woedors of weavbc
from the best, makers of the Old
Onr Dress Trimming Department!
np to and ahead of the times wtta.ths
largest stock of fine dress trimmings
and buttons many cholconoTeHIes that
are not shown elsewhere. , ',
Housekeepers, don't forget the Blan-
ket Room the New Table Linens -Bis
lovely patterns la the new LaeeCur,
tains, also the sew colorings la Per-' '
Here .and Heavy Curtains. and Up-
Come to tha store aad see all this aad
lots besides this is the week.
Quite a lot of new and ezperJeaeMi,
clerks to handle the'rash of FaRtsadc?
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