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The Tariff Club Eeceiyes the
Pittsburg leader.
Big rowd of Republicans There
From City and Country.
The Wanderer Declares in Favor of Amer
ican Institutions.
There were probably no four walls in the
city of Pittsburg which contained a more jub
ilant gathering than those of the Tariff Club
building last night The return of C. L.
Magee from his European trip, followed by
the announcement in yesterday's Dispatch
that an informal reception would be given
Mm in-the loung Men's Republican Tariff
Club inv the evening, caused a
general cathering of the members and
Eepublicaus generally to do honor to Mr.
Magee as a member, not alone of the club,
butxof the party. The Tale lock of the
club house door groaned in its vitals, as the
keys, seldom used, penetrated its depart
ment of the interior, while the current
of ihousutsin the electric bell must have
been much stronger than that of electricity
which announced the advent of a non-member
of theilnb. ,
"Where is Chris?" was the question asked
everv few minutes up to 10 r. M., and many
of tie visitois left to catch their trains for
Tarentum, McKeesport, Monongahela City,
Elizabeth aDd other seaports, recretting the
fact that on the date of Mr. Magee's return
he was in such unusual demand that but
few minutes could be accorded to those who
wanted -to greet him and those at long in
tervals. The house was crowded, any attempt to
take-a-list of those present at one timeor an
other during the evening being simply a
copy of the names the best-known Repub
licans of Allegheny county.
Gnry.-one lamiliar face was missing, that
of "William Flinn, which failed to show the
ruddv radiance of its expression over the
rosy proceedincs. Amone those who waited
until tie comiuE of Mr. JIacee, which did
not happen till 1020 P. M.. were:
Warden Wright, H. I. Gonrlev, W. K. Ford,
Kobert Lindsey, H. P. Ford, candidate lor the
citv postuiastership; S. P. Conner, R. S. P. Mc
Cail, Georce P. Letche, Philip
Flina. Samuel "Clark, James A. Dan
lap. City Attorney W. C Moreland. John
Neeb, V. H. McCIeery, Warden Berlin, George
W. Miller, John Doyle. E. .Randolph, Coroner
McDowell, A. G. Robertson. James W oodwell,
James Richards. Judge Gnpp, R. W. Black.
Gamble Wier. William KcKlnley, Samcel
Graham, Thomas M. McFarland, Arch Row
and. H. Grant Miller, Thomas AlcClure and
others. .
On the opening of the Coor and arrival of
Mr.-Magee- the hall was immediately
crowded. Tne billiard room was deserted,
and the reading room, having several yards
the stargot firet to see tUe wanderer re
turned. J'Wdcome home!"
"Yes, and I'm glad to be home."
This was the greeting and response for
fully ten minutes until Mr. Magee arrived
at the club parlor, where in the adjoining
room hricrayon portrait looked down, and
even the etching of Senator Evarts on the
walllnrned its face more to the tront to
give a grim smile in acknowledgment of the
joy ot the occasion.
For some ten minutes social chat was in
dulged in, and one remark made showing
that C. L. Magee is still sharp on repartee
occasioned a hearty laugh. President T.
M5-McFarland. of the Tariff Club, said:
Tam sorry you were delayed, for there
were 101 people waiting to see you, who
have been-disappointed "
"Well, I'm sorry for that," replied the
guest, "but you see there's luck in oda
numbers, and I'd rather have 101 see me
than 102, as they did at Harrisburg."
president McFarland announced a few
minutes afterward that the club members
should adjourn to the assembly rooms,
where there would be more room for all to
see the guest of the evening and have an op
portunity of hearing him speak. The ad
journment was made, and Mr. McFarland,
in opening the proceedings, said:
Gentleirien of the Tariff Club and Mends:
This is simplv an informal meeting, and I
don't suppose tht anybody has had a chance
to prepare set speeches. I know vour chair
man has not, and I suppose nobody else has.
"We are here to extend a greeting to Mr.
Magee, as hearty as it is impromptu, to
compliment him" upon his appearance after
his long journey, and to accord him a hearty
welcome on his return to us."
, Loud applause followed this short speech,
which was increased to a perfect storm as
Mr. Magee entered and took his seat. Ris
ing, be eaid:
"Gentlemen of the Tariff Club, to say that
I am gratified by the welcome I have re
ceived here to-nijrht would but very poorly
express my feelinss. I have only to sar
that after my fonr months' sojourn in and
exploration of other countries, I have come
back to my own more firmly attached to its
institutions, and in fact a better American.
Applause. 'I thank you for the cordial
reception I have met, and might tell you
something about my travels, but Yon Bonn
borst has all my notes of travel, and he may
probablv give a lecture on the subject some
dav. He will"sav something."
Mr. George M. Von Bonnhorst said he never
made a speech in his life, and said he would
sot do so now, which was applauded. He said
it was no Joke to come off an ocean voyage
and then be tackled by a clnb of friends just
-s a Xew Yorkxeporter would start to inter
view Mrs."Iiangtrv, and ask him what he
thought oflhis country. He sat down amid
a hearty approval of his sentiments, and said
in a stage-whisper that he had certainly
achieved appoint asjar as brevity was con
cerned. H. I. Gdurley was called on and said:
''I have-come here, as all the others have,
to extend a-welcome home to a gentleman
long missed. No member of the commu
nity, not to speak of members of this club,
but is glad be has returned, whose char
acteristics endear him to his fellow citizens.
He has traveled over the historic continent.
He has seen Brussels, a field near to which
is immortalized by the memory of a man
whose star sat on that horizon; he has seen
Scotland, made famous by the prowess of
Bruce and the poetry of Burns. He has
eeen Italy, where history almost begins
with the name of Julius Caesar. But thanks
to the spirit fostered in our midst, he comes
back regarding the United States as the
greatest country upon which the sun shines,
and a truer, better, nobler citizen of this
great country, if possible, than he was when
A. C. Robertson was the next speaker and
thought it unfair to make him say anvthing
about his trip, as he was preparing a lecture
upon his trip which would have been a hit in
the lecture field, had he not been forestalled
V'Here and There." As to saying anything
about the quality of the welcome accorded
Mr. Macee, the sentiments of the club and
the people had been expressed for over 12
lours w the effect that he was
-welcome and more then welcome.
He was missed and bis own
expression that he was a better American
returning than he was going might be taken
as an index of the man. Mr. Gourley bad
mentioned Burns; one of his poems ad
mirably expressed the difference between an
American citisen And the European style of
aristocratic architecture jn his "A man's a
man for a that." Mr. Robertson gave some
personal reminiscences of the place where
he was born, and had seen only three
people there that he knew, one of whom
was the master to whom he was bound and
ran away from, and the other the first man
he went to work for. One of these, who was
at one time a wealthy man and Lord Provost
of Glasgow, had now the grass growing over
the roofs ot his works, and told Mr.
Robertson that Belgium bottle blowers
had sent in their work cheaper
than Scotch glass men could work
and this was the cause of the failure of his
place. "This," he said, "shows the neces
sity of such organizations as exist hereto
night. They are organizing them now in
England under the name of Fair Trade
Clubs in opposition to Free Trade Clubs.
The old country is tired of seeing women
hitched in with a dog to haul milk wagons
and taking a mule's place in pulling canal
Prof. W. R. Ford I didn't come in here
to soar into any flights of eloquence. I
came simply seeking a personal gratifica
tion in grasping the hand of a personal
friend. I have not the slightest doubt that
wc are all delighted to meet him but that
he could be a better American I doubt
At the close of the meeting Mr. Magee
made another pleasant little address, saying
that he regretted only one thing missing
the old term "How are yon, Chris?" He
had been called "Mr. Magee" all night
The Senator Declare His Cnndidncy for
Re. election Positive That Senator
Quay Will Support Him.
Senator J". S. Rutan and his wife arrived
home yesterday morning from a somewhat
protracted tour in Europe. Both are en
joying excellent health. The Senatoi said
that he felt better than he had at any time
since the war. He looks sturdy and well.
Duriug the afternoon and evening he was
visited at his home on Sheffield avenue, in
Allegheny, by many friends, not a few of
whom are prominently identified with poli
tics in the Forty-second Senatorial District.
Senator Rutan was visited last evening
by a reporter for The Dispatch. He said
tnat he did not desire to discuss the politi
cal situation until after the election ot No
vember 5. He had not been at home long
enough to speak upon the Gubernatorial or
other contests of next year. About himself
he had this to say:
"I am a candidate for re-election to the
State Seuate. and am going to win. I have
not the slightest doubt of it Two United
States Senators are to be elected by the
next Legislature, and I still have some in
terest in politics. Some of Mr. Speer's
friends have circulated the story that I was
to receive a Federal office, and thus be re
moved from the contest While it may be
true that I could have such a position, and
one which wonld pay better than the Sena
te rship, yet I preier the latter, which is a
more active and interesting office."
"What are the relations between your
self and Senator Quay?" the reporter
asked. The Senator replied: "Mr. Quay
will be for me. as a matter of course. I
have not seen him since I came home, nor
have I heard from him recently, but I know
that he is for me without seeing him. I
have been his friend for 30 years. I have
always supported him. I carried this dis
trict for him for the Senate in 1886. The
fact that I carried the Allegheny district,
where opposition to him was expected,
really settled his Senatorial fight"
Senator Rutan spoke kindly of the other
candidates for the State Senate in his dis
trict, Messrs. Ueeb, Speer and Harbison.
The latter had formerly been a warm sup
porter of Mr. Rutan, but two of his brothers
had been defeated by the Senator for various
offices. Mr. Rutan. said further: "Mr.
Magee is a good friend of mine. We were
together on our journey home. I never let
political affairs interfere with my friend
ships, however."
Legal Steps Taken by the Fourth Pool Plate
Glass Syndicate.
The projectors of the immense manufac
turing center to be constructed on the re
cently acquired property skirting lock No.
4 have completed legal steps in the matter
of applying for two charters. One is for a
Land Improvement Company, with a capi
tal stock of $100,000, with privilege of in
crease to 5250,000.
The other charter is for the Charleroi
"Plate Glass Company, with a capital stock
of $250,000, with the privilege of quadru
pling. The names of the directors pub
lished in the application are William G.
Bullitt, Philadelphia; G. TV. Moore and A.
M. Sloan, Greensbnrg, Pa , and W. D.
Hartupee and A. F. Chandler, of Pitts
burg. W. D. Hartupee is engineer of the two
companies. He was seen last evening at
his home in Allegheny and stated that the
operations of the companies would probably
be deferred until next spring, unless the
weather this winter proves exceptionally
Under Arrest for Assaulting a Child Only
Three Yean Old.
About 7 o'clock last night an Italian
named Savaria Carmonia was arrested and
placed in the Central station by Detective
Demmel, on a charge of assaulting a girl
between 3 and 4 years old.
The girl is a daughter of Joseph Domhiff,
who resides in a court off "Virgin alley, near
Smithfield street The circumstances as re
lated by the child and its parents, are about
as follows: Carmonia, wbo is 29 years old,
U a boarder in the Domhiff household.
Last evening the littlegirl begged him lor
a penny, and he promised her one if she
went to his room. This the little one did,
and when inside Carmonia committed the
assault upon her.
Drs. Langfitt and Jacob were called in,
and they found that the child had been
seriously, though not dangerously hurt
Tito Men nnd Tito Women Taken From a
Room on JJntler Street.
George and Mary Casey and Albert and
Mary Price were taken from a room on But
ler, near Thirty-sixth street, last night, and
lodged in the Seventeenth ward station, on
charee of drunkenness. They were also
charged before Alderman Porter with run
ning a disorderly honse. The neighbors
had complained of the boisterous conduct of
the quartet The officers entered the house
just in time to stop a drunken fight. Casey
had drawn a knile and cut Price on the
arm. The wound bled profusely and was
dressed at the station.
The B. fc O. Does Not Contemplate a Branch
Road to Jennnette.
It was stated yesterday that there was not
the least foundation for the report that the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad would con
struct a branch line to Jeannette,
Mr. Mcllvaine, of Superintendent Pat
ton's office, said that the company had their
hands quite full enough as it was without
contemplating new .projects, and that if
there was any truth in the report that he
would probably have heard of it
Will Start December 1.
Mr. J. C. Reilly states that by December
1 the Second Avenue Street Railway Com
pany will have its line in full operation and
well equipped to give the best satisfaction
attainable in the present state of electrical
knowledge and application. The system
used will be the Thomson-Houston. Mr.
Reilly talked as though there would be no
postponement on account of weather nor for
any other cause now in sight
Db. B. M. HankA. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively, umce, via "enu
street, Pittsburg, rx.
Mr. J. W. McCleary Upon the Jr. 0.
U. A. M. Nomenclature.
A Sage Little Remark of Senator Quay's
Anent Wm. Flinn.
J. W. McCleary, of the Southside, one of
the oldest members on that side of the river,
who has attended six sessions of the State
Council of the Jr. O. U. A. M., and who
was grand marshal of the "Washington Birth
day parade two years ago, was seen last
night He was asked for his views as to
the reasons assigned by the National Coun
cil of the order or asking for the change of
name, the results a change would entail and
the effect that a defeat of the present measure
will have on the future actions of the Na
tional Council. In substance, he said:
"My candid opinion is that the change of
name is wanted for the benefit of a few
Eastern people, and not because the present
name is not good enough, or that the order
has not prospered under it. The truth of
this matter is that tlie National Council
does not want the subordinate councils to
gain any power, nnd if the people in thp
last can bring about the change they will
draw the lines still a little closer than they
are now. Several of the councils now have
charters from the courts. The National
Council doesn't like that, and has tried to
prevent it
"The great general objection to the change
is the cost it would necessitate. There is not
a council in the order that would pull
through the change with less thanfSO ex
pense, and there are some councils that
would be nearly 51,000 worse off by the
change. Rituals, books, badges, seals, con
stitutions and general laws, charters and
everything bearing the present name would
have to be changed to conform with the
name. Councils that had court or State
charters, that owned property or held bonds
and mortgages, and many of them do, would
need to go through certain legal proceedings
to set themselves right Nearly all of the
work that would need to be done would go
to a few men in Philadelphia. Ont of the
J90.000 or 5100,000 that it would cost to
change the name, 90 per cent of the amount
ttould go into a few hands. It is not hard
to see who will be benefited by the change.
"It is argued that the present name is a
misnomer and a hindrance to the furthering
of the order in the West People think we
are a labor organization. There was a time
when the order was unknown in Pennsylva
nia. In 1865 there were but nine councils.
To-day there are nearly 400, with
an agcresrate membership of more
than 50,000. "What organizers have
done in Pennsylvania can be done in
the West. And if the National Council
would send organizers to the "West and
South, as they ought to do, it would not
take them very long to let the people know
what the Mechanics are.
A little more work among the people and
not quite so much talk in the councils,
where none but members of the order can
hear, would be a benefit to the order.
"A change of name will not add to the
interest in the order. And the name
"American Legion," as proposed, is even
worse than the present one, so far as imply
ing the objects of the order is concerened.
The National Council is anxious for the
change, and if defeated this time, which
they surely will be, will no doubt make an
other effort in a few years."
A Bird of Little Vocal AbllltT, but Great Do
mestic Affection.
Lou Denniston, chief clerk of the Water
Bureau, comes to the front with' a good bird
story. It is no bird of paradise tale, or one
of a talented canary which whipped an En
glish sparrow for singing "God Save the
Queen," and then chanted "Hail Columbia"
over his prostrate body. It is a plain'story
of a brace of plain birds, but full of pathos
and conjugal love.
"Oil returning from churchlast Sunday,"
said he, "a member of my family told me a
strange bird had flown in through my bed
room window, and no one knew what it was.
I went up stairs and at once saw that it was
a quail. I captured it and put it in a
little box with willow sides where,
had it eaten all the cake and stuff offered to
it there would be no necessity to stuff it for
roasting. I told a friend whom I met an
hour or so later of my acquisition, and men
tioning that it was a cock quail he said:
Haven't you cot the mate yet? If not, she
will be around looking for him before very
"Sure enough, on my return to the house
there was the poor little thing, with droop
ing wings and plaintive cries, outside the
window peeking to get in, while the un
fortunate captive was beating his breast
against the imprisoning rods to get out and
join his faithful little spouse. Of course I
liberated my prisoner, and it was only the
lack of vocal training that prevented a duet
of grateful praise from the little wanderers,
who, for that matter, may have both been
shot before this and served on toast to some
Personnl Senator Quay Pay William Flinn
a Compliment In a Qaiet Way.
As Senator Quay and Hon. William
Flinn have both been more or less talked
of recently, a rather funny interview with
the Senator, in which both are interested, is
called to mind. It was just at the height of
the Johnstown flood excitement A Dis
patch reporter saw Senator Quay crossing
the Union station plat orm with Samuel
Moody, and followed both up to the latter's
The Senator said he had just returned
from a visit to his brother, who had been
been suffering for some time from a painful
accident He then proceeded as in his old
time habit to interview the reporter, and
asked how things looked at Johnstown, as
he had been unable to visit the scene of the
disaster. He was informed and inquired
what practical measures were being taken
to clear away the debris. When informed
that William Flinn was on the scene with
some 3,000 men and competent foremen in
charge of the working gangs, he said:
"Billy Flinn there with 3,000 men and
his foremen. Wouldn't this.be a boss time
to hold nrimaries in Pittsburg?"
This was said with an unction that made
it no less an aspiration than a good joke.
The Controller Tblnka the Averago Chria
tlan la Not Liberal Enough.
Controller Morrow is a firm believer in a
protective tariff for Christianity, and says
the average Christian does not contribute in
proportion to his means to its support.
"It is a positive fact," he said, "that I be
lieve the man wbo pays in his tithes as en
joined and without any sordid motive such
as display or cain from a monetary point of
view, will prosper as is promised. Unfor
tunately though, but very few do it. If the
Christian portion of the community could
be induced to contribute in proportion to its
wealth our home and foreign missions
would not suffer as they'do. More liberality
should be cultivated."
How Tanks Compare With Fota aa Ee
gnrda Prodnct In Europe.
H. L. Dickson, who has been-making an
extensive study of glass furnaces while in
Europe, says that tanks were in successful
operation wherever in use, and that glass
was produced from them equal to any made
from the pots.
He saya that European, manufacturers ad-
mit that when, tanks come into general use
in this country that, as far as the United
States is concerned, their occupation, like
Othello', will be gone. Eighty per cent of
the glass made from the tanks is of A No. 1
quality. Of all the European tank fur
naces, only one is used in England, nt St
Helens, Lancashire, the rest being in Bel
gium. Sixty-six per cent of the glass used
in England is imported from Belgium.
Tanks can be made of any size, and small
firms can use them equally well with the
(A Chicago Attorney Gives a Flattering
Estimate of the Cronln Prosecutor.
Mr. J. A."Gerry, a Chicago attorney who
was at one of the hotels yesterday, was
speaking about the Cronin case, and had
this to say of Judge J. M. Longenecker, the
State's Attorney of Cook county:
"I have read the full text of his address to
the jury. It is a masterly statement. A
synopsis givfs no idea of its unity or
strength. I have known Judge Long
enecker for several years. He is from
Southern Illinois, and like many
of the men from that region
called Egypt he is swarthy of
face, and has hair as black and straight as
that of an Indian. He is a short, stocky
man, with broad shoulders, a heavy head
luxuriant with hair, and a face denoting
great energy and persistence. He is a very
hard worker, and will dig and pound the
truth ont ol the Cronin conspiracy if any
man can. He was assistant to Julius 8.
Grinnell, who convicted the anarchists, and
possesses the earnest, unyielding energy ot
his predecessor. While he is not a man of
flowery speech, he is a ready talker.a shrewd
argner and often impassioned and fiery in
his utterance. The people of Chicago have
great confidence in his ability and stern in
He ProtestsAgalnst a Constructive Slight
to HI" Native Land.
James L. Willis, representative of a
Montreal commercial house, on his way to
Chicago, last night, said: "All the geo
graphical information you people haven't
got would make an encyclopedia. You will
receive a so-called Pan-American delega
tion here shortly with Canada left out,
which has more square miles of territory
than the United States, bar Alaska. If we
are not on this Continent where the dickens
are we? And I'll just tell you this, that
there is a very large and influential party
in Canada just now, which has hitherto
favored annexntion, but now consider itself
so badly slightly that it will be years be
fore the feeling of indignation subsides. I
ifould go to Chicago by balloon myself if I
could, rather than expend a penny on an
American railroad after such treatment
Canada is as mdependant to-dav as several
of the balf-breed Spanish colonies repre
sented in the Pan-American delegation.
What Views T. T. Powderly Uolda on Thla
Momentous Matter.
On a recent visit to Pittsburg General
Master Workman T. V. Powderly gave ex
pression to his views on the eight-hour
question. "The American Federation of
Labor," Mr. Powderly declares, "have their
views on this question and we
have ours. The object of the con
ference with the representatives of the A.
F. of L. is to leam just what they want
We are willing to discuss the question.but
we shall not recommend a strike. Possibly
I should not attempt to speak for the
Knights of Labor, but I know this is the
feeling. We will bring the question before
the assembly in a way agreed upon in the
coming conference, but it will not lead to a
strike on May 1 or any other time. The
Federation itself declares that a general
strike is not contemplated.
movements of FIttabargers and Othera of
Wide Acquaintance.
Albert C. Frew, a New Yorker, now
resident In Buenos Ayres, in the Argentine
Republic, was at the Seventh Avenne Hotel
yesterday. He says that great progress in the
adoption of modern appliances is making in
his adopted country, which he holds to be the
best land that the sun shines on. The Edison
electric lipbt has recently been introduced in
several cities, and there are telephones and
electric motors. Mr. Frew is a warm advocate
ot close commercial relations between the
United States and South America, and believes
that great good will come of the American In
ternational Congress.
C. L. Magee has taken up his residence
at the Duquesne pending the completion of his
new honse on Forbes avenne. He will be
joined in a few days by Mrs. Macee, who went
on yesterday morning to Massillon to visit her
mother, Mrs. Gillespie, and her sister, Mrs. ur.
T. I. Barnsdall, the extensive oil opera
tor of Bradford, has affixed his autograph to
the register at the Dnqnesne. Mr. Barnsdall
has the reputation of possessing more solid
lucre and owning more wells than most oil
Rev. John H. Greene, of St Xavier's
(colored) Cbnrch, Baltimore, Md., and editor
and publisher of St. Joseph.' Advocate, Is In
the citv, the jruest of Very Kev. Dr. Walk of
St. Paul's Cathedral.
Addresaea Made About Shorthand In the
Buainesa World.
The Pittsburg Stenographers' Association
held its regular monthly meeting last even
ing. Unusual interest was manifested by
all present Addresses were made by Messrs.
Henry F. Gilig and Leander Trautman on
the subject of "Shorthand in the Business
World." The members have decided to hohl
their meetings hereafter on the second
Thursday of each month. From the con
tinual increase in membership the associa
tion is destined to exert great influence in
the shorthand world. The following named
officers were re-elected:
President, Mr. A. M. Martin; Vice President
Mr. George B. ilotherall; Secretary, .Leander
Trautman; Assistant Secretary, w. M. Mc
Aleer: Treasurer. H. P. Joslln: Executive Com.
mlttee, H. M. Kenster. B. M. Fulton and W.
W. Dugan.
At the Episcopal Home the Epidemic Ilna
' Been Yonqulahcd. '
The scarlet fever epidemic at the Episco
pal Home on Fortieth street, bas dwindled
down to three cases, and these are reported
convalescent The matron of the establish
ment was seen yesterday. She complained
that the paragraphs published in the news
papers relative to fever in the Home were
vastly exaggerated. There were never more
than six cases of fever in the Home, and in.
no case did the disease assume any virulent
proportions. There have been no new cases.
. Mar Vie Aniflclnl Gas.
The management of the Pennsylvania
Tube Works has been considering the advis
ability for some time of erecting Siemen fur
naces and making gas from slack. It is
stated that already bids for the work have
been tendered. This step is attributed to
the threatened increase in natural gas rates.
Good Friend Socials.
Cards have been issued for the'second of a
series of receptions, to be given by the Bon
Ami Social, on Thanksgiving night Judg
ing from the reception given on the second
of the month it will be a very enjoyable
Evening" Entertainments,
Music makes long evenings pats quickly
and pleasantly. Violins, flutes, mandolins.
fuitars, zithers, concertinas and musical
oxes are sold for less than half price at N.
Gallinger's, 1106 and 1200 Penn ave. -ahsn
Bolls Weighing ,92,000 Pounds and
142 Inches Long.
Eastern and Western Green Glass Workers'
Districts Now One.
The Phoenix Roll Works, at Forty-first
street and the Allegheny Valley Railroad,
have just turned out a pair of the largest
rolls ever manufactured. They weigh 92,000
pounds, are 142 inches in length and meas
ure 48 inches in diameter. The molds in
which the rolls were cast had to be specially
made, and were 160 inches in length and 60
inches in width. The firm possesses facili
ties for such heavy work, and by means of
the powerful 80-ton cranes were enabled to
handle the huge mass at will.
The rolls were made to the order of the
Cambria Iron Works, and were shipped to
Johnstown yesterday. They will form part
of the new steel rail plant now in course Of
erection, and which will be one-third larger
than that destroyed in May.
The Pfacenix Roll Works have also lately
completed two pairs of armor plate rolls for
Carnegie & Co.'s Homestead Works, which
have a rolling space of 120 inches, being 132
inches wide. Each pair weighs 17 tons.
These are the largest armor plate rolls yet
Special Itnllrond and Hotel Rates for the
Deleeates to the Same.
Arrangements for the reception of the
delegates to the General Convention, to be
held in Atlanta, Ga., on November 12, are
now complete. About 20 representatives
of labor organizations will be present Gen
eral Master Workman T. V. Powderly will
preside, and Secretary-Treasurer John "W.
Hayes, of Philadelphia, will act as secre
tary of the convention.
Each member attending will purchase a
first-class ticket at the usual rates, and on
production of a certificate to the ticket
agent that they are members of the conven
tion, will be sold return tickets at one-third
rates. Delegates purchasing tickets at At
lanta can onlydo so on exhibiting the cer
tificate. Special hotel rates have been ar
ranged. At the Kimball House the rate
will be $2 CO per day, and from $12 60 to
$17 50 per week. At the Grant and
Markam, $2 per day, and so on down to
81 25 at the National, in "Wall street.
Delegates can purchase their tickets wher
ever most convenient, and they can nse
them over any road, excepting the Pennsyl
vania, the New York Central and Hudson
River roads.
M. W. John CoflVy, of D. A. 149, Deposed,
and the Two Districts Now One.
The Executive Board of Green Glass
Workers' D. A. 149, Eastern district,
Knights of Labor, held a meeting on last
Tuesday at the "Windsor Hotel, in Philadel
phia, and took the important step of depos
ing the Master "Workman, John Coffey.
Worthy Foreman Phelan, by right of suc
cession, was appointed to succeed John
At a further meeting of the board on
Thursday, Mr. Phelan stated that he had
private reatons for declining to fill the
office, and added that he had received a dis
pensation from T. V. Powderly by virtue of
which Districts 149 and 143 were consoli
dated. Louis Arrington, of Massillon, O.,
is Master Workman, of District Assembly
143, and he, in consequence, assumes charge
of the now united districts.
The consolidation of the two districts,
whose interests are identical, has been urged
Iby members -,of both for some time past, but
it was not thought that the matter would
have been effected in such a sudden manner.
The Manufacturers Sleet and Decide to
Do Nothing;. '
A meeting of founders, whose molders are
still out, was held in the Renshaw building
yesterday. A call at a foundry elicited the
information that no action was decided
upon. The manufacturers are averse to
saying anything about their proposed action
or inaction, but from what could be picked
up here and there there seems to be a lack
of unanimity among them.
They do not seem to know what is going on
among themselves, for one founder yester
day stated that but three or four foundries
had really signed the scale, whereas it has
been signed by the eight whose names have
been published.
No further signatures had been sent in
to the headquarters of the strikers yesterdav
at the time of this writing. The men on
strike maintain the same attitude, and have
under contemplation a demand for an ad
ditional 5 per cent, which, if advanced, may
precipitate matters.
Later it was learned" that the Orescent
Foundry had sign toe card, signifying its
concession of the increase. This is the ninth
firm which has granted the demand. There
will be a meeting of the molders in the K.
of L. Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
O'Hara's men Still Out.
The situation at the O'Hara Glass Works
remains unchanged. No further conference
has been held between the firm and the Flint
Glass Workers' Union.
The St. Paul's German. P. Church, of Al
legheny, Sans a Pastor.
At a meeting of the trustees of Saint
Paul's German Evangelical Protestant
Church, of Allegheny, held last Thursday
evening, the resignation of the pastor, Rev.
Alfred J. Koerner, was received and ac
cepted. He came to thfe Allegheny church
from TJtica, N. Y., two years ago, succeed
ing Rev. Mr. Eldrich. The resignation is
said to have been forced, because of the rev
erend gentleman's habit of borrowing money
and contracting bills which he failed to pav.
Last winter Rev. Mr. Koerner prosecute a
libel suit against Rev. B. Pick, of the Ohio
Street Evangelical Protestant Church, al
leging that Rev. Mn- Pick had said that
Rev. Mr. Koerner left TJtica without pay
ing his debts. Rev. Mr. Koerner secured a
judgment of 6cent3.
Rev. Mr. Koerner's salary has been $1,000
a year. Last June the trustees induced
him to leave with the treasurer 535 monthly
to be applied to.his debts. After this bad
been done for four months the trnstees claim
to have discovered that they cannot pay the
debts as rapidly as the pastor can pile them
up. Recently Peter Lentz, a member of
the church, who keeps a grocery store at the
corner of Main and Walnut streets, sent a
dun to the pastor. In return he received a
sharp letter, which he laid before the
trustees. When they called upon Rev. Mr.
Koerner for an explanation he offered to
The Fate of an Old Soldier Who Had Fought
at Frederlckabnrff.
Samuel Davidson, an old-time resident of
Plum township and an old soldier who shed
his blood at Fredericksburg, answered the
last roll call last night after a fieht other
than he had ever before been engaged in.
He was driving his cattle home as usual,
when he was called upon to do battle with a
bull which suddenly charged down upon
him. Having nothing at hand with which
to defend himself the unfortunate old sol
dier was unable to stand up before the bull,
who had gored him'to such an extent before
assistance arrived that he lived but an hour
afterward. ,
His Deserted Wife From Erie After Him
With a Warrant She Charges Him
With Sieallag Her Jewelry.
A letter was received by Inspector Mc
Aleese last week from Erie signed by a lady
named Ida M. Arbuckle. The writer
wanted to know if a man named H. C. Home
was in the insurance business at No. 64 Fifth
avenue. After investigating the Inspector
answered the letter, stating that H. C.
Home, representing the Accident Life In
surance Company, of New England, was
located at the" number mentioned.
On Friday morning last two well-dressed
and rather fine-looking ladies drove to the
Central station in a carriage, and on finding
Inspector McAleese introduced themselves
by handing him the letter written to them
at Erie. They were mother and daughter.
After a short conversation the younger
woman handed the Inspector a warrant
issued by a magistrate of Erie, and calling
for the arrest of H. C. Home for robbery
and desertion. In explanation of this the
younger woman stated that about two weeks
ago she was married to H. C. Home
after a brief courtship, they having
only been acquainted for about ten days.
Tne marriage ceremonv was perlormed by
an Erie Alderman. Home only lived with
his new wife two days when suddenly he"
skipped out, taking with him his wife's
gold watch and chain, earrings, breastpin
and diamonds to the value ol $250, since
which time nothing had been heard of him.
The women were sent to the Central Hotel
and a detective was detailed on the case.
He visited the office at 64 Fifth avenne and
found a boy in charge, who stated that he
had not seen or heard of his employer, Mr.
Home, for six weeks. At No. 2 Eighth
street, where Home lived, he bad not
been seen for six weeks, and they thought
he had gone to Canada.
This was reported to the women and they
left for home on Friday night
Mrs. Home, or Miss Arbuckle, the de
serted wife, is a well-known music teacher
of Erie, and is also well known there for her
dramatic talent, she being aleading amateur
actress of that city.
Governor Beaver Will Receive Christian
Endeavor Societies.
The Pennsylvania State Union of the
Young People's Societies of Christian En
deavor, will hold its third annual conven
tion in the Market Square Presbyterian
Church, Harrisburg, on next Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. There will be
a representation from this city. Governor
Beaver will open the convention on Tues
day with an address ot welcome, and with
Mrs. Beaver will give a reception to the
Young People at the Executive Mansion on
Tuesday evening. Rev. H. B. Grose, pas
tor of the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church,
and State Superintendent of the Union,
will make an address to the convention.
Other addresses will be made by Rev. Geo.
B. Stewart, Dr. F. E. Clark, of Boston,
President of the National Society; RobU J.
Burdette and others; Dr. Wayland Hoyt
will preach a convention sermon. Prof.
W. R. Harper, of Yale "University, will
speak on "Some Kinds of Bible Study."
The Society of Christian Endeavor is or
ganized for the purpose of encouraging
young people in church work. There are
over 7,000 of these societies in the country
with a total membership of nearly 800,000.
There are over 00 societies in Pennsyl
vania, but they are more numerous in the
New England States, were they are doinjr a
good work. The first society was organized
in Portland, Me., about eight years ago.
Warden Berlin Behearses the Reasons for
the Matron's Discharge.
The Quarterly Committee of the Prison
Board, composed of Judge White, Con
troller Speer and County Commission Mer
cer, met yesterday to hear tbe statements of
Warden Berlin and Mrs. Elizabeth Rail
ing regarding the latter's dismissal from the
Warden Berlin stated that he had dis
charged Mrs. Railing because of incom
petency. She did not have the execntive
ability necessary for tbe position of Matron,
and disobeyed the rules, and would absent
herself from the jail without permission.
Mrs. Railing denied that she was incom
petent or had disobeyed the rules. She assert
ed that she never went out without telling
the warden, or, if he was not about, leaving
word in the office. She had appealed to the
board because she did not think she had re
ceived fair treatment
The committee will report the matter to
the Prison Board, which will act at the next
Mrs. Railing's dismissal, however, is final,
as the warden has that authority. The only
action to he taken is as to the course of the
wardeuiu so doing. As the case stands it
is simply a question of veracity between the
warden and Mrs. Railing as to the circum
stances of the discharge.
The Hard Suicide Was Caused by tTnhnppl
ness He Left a Letter.
Coroner McDowell yesterday afternoon,
held an inquest in the case of William R.
Ham, of Tarentum, who was found dead
yesterday morning with a bullet hole
through his head. Ham was 28 years of
age and married, but was separated from
his wife, and lived with his married sister.
At the inquest it was developed that on
Friday he had attempted to effect a recon
ciliation with his wife, but failed. Return
ing home he procured a revolver and went
out to the storehouse adjoining the house.
About 6 o'clock in the mornins: he was seen
lying there; it was thought he was sleeping,
and no attention was paid to him. About
10 o'clock some of the family went to wake
him up and it was discovered that he was
dead. A revolver lay beside him, and
nearly the whole top of his head was
blown off.
Ou his person was found a letter to his
wife in which he accused her of unfaith
fulness, rehearsed their marital troubles,
stated that he wished her to be kind to their,
daughter Little Fern and said that he
sent her a box.
Witness testified that Harn was addicted
to drink. After hearing the testimony a
verdict of suicide was rendered.
flomevrood Folk Object to Belna; assessed
for Its Continuation.
Last night a meeting was held in Home
wood school hopse to protest against the
assessment of property holders betweenFifth
and Homewood avenues for the new Grazier
road opened from Homewood avenue to the
city limits. The property holders have
already been assessed for the portion of the
road between Homewood avenue and Fifth
avenue, and consider the second assessment
to be unfair. ,
Mr. T. Stuchell occupied the chair,,and
nearly all tne property holders were in
attendance. The meeting was unanimous
in passing a resolution that a petition be
drawn up and presented to Council, request
ing that the viewers' report on the continu
ation of Grazier street be sent back for re
vision, or entirely quashed. The meeting
also agreed to fee an attorney to fight the
assessment in court They are very deter
mined in their resolution not to pay the
assessment on tbe new street
An Oakdale Poctor Overcome by the Fumes
From Chlorine.
Dr. W. R. Morrison, of Oakdale, on the
Panhandle road, while disinfecting some
clothing with chlorine af 9 o'clock last
evening, was overcome by tbe fumes and
fell in an unconscious state. Dr. D. G.
Foster, ot Crafton, was summoned and ap-.
nKA MttnrntivMi with aneh effect as to
relieve the doctor from all danger " A
Shows Wickedness Rampant in the
First Four Wards of Pittsburg.
Professions Count for bat Little Among
Applicants For Place.
Most people conversant with Pittsburg
will agree that the moral condition of that
part of the city below Grant street might be
improved, bnt doubtless few of them have
ever considered it more wicked than all the
rest of Allegheny county combined, but
figures, generally admitted to be veracious,
attest the truth of the assertion.
It seems to be terribly wicked, though it
is supposed there must be a greater propor
tion of salvation salt in it than was in
Sodom and Gomorrah, else it would have
been destroyed before this time.
T,he Department of Fnblic Safety keeps a
record of police doings which, in this age of
reasoning by statistics, or rather by proving'
or disproving by them, is an interesting
study, or might be an instructive one. This
record shows that 75 per cent of all .tbe
arifests made by the police in Pittsburg.are
in the territory below Grant street,supposiug
the line of that street to be carried through
to the Allegheny river. The bare sugges
tion is enough to frighten population away
from that haunt of the Evil One, and yet it
contains more people in proportion to area
than any other portion of the city, and a
large "percentage of the religio-charitable
and humane associations are centered In it
In brief, it is where both the evil and the
just congregate more than in any other por
tion of either city of the same extent.
As the result found by the department is
not a cause, uncaused, there is, of course,
some speculation caused by the announce
ment Some temperance people triumph
antly refer to Judge White's assertion that
there is the most crime, but there are sev
eral things one may stumble over in rush
ing to a conolusion of this kind and in fall
ing smash his argument into smithereens.
In the first place, some drinkers deny that
there is much liquor sold in this district as
they "say the saloon keepers have generally
become converted to the temperance cause,
and have reduced the size of glasses in ac
cordance with their newness of heart Others
contend that most of tbe drunks which
culminate in docking lor repairs In the Cen
tral station are sprouted outside the district
where saloons are scarce and where the bot
tle trade flourishes. Before coming down
town it is claimed that a drunk is pretty well
ou tha way, and an extra drink or
so finishes the work, and the victim is
gathered in where the police are most plen
tiful, and while in easv reach bv the patrol
wagon force. Then there is the. fatal pro
pensity of a boozer to run into the jaws sf
danger just when he is least able to take
care of himself.
There is also another element calculated
to disturb the calculations of the temper
ance people in this respect There is no
other city in the United States to whioh
half a million people drift to the same ex
tent as to the territory In question. Almost
the entire travel converges in it, and it
rapid transit lines will continue to multiply
on the surface in this section old Juggernaut
will find his business so dwarfed in com
parison that he will retire. Nearly all the
vehicle traffic and travel converses in this
territory, and has but eight outlets. Fifth,
Sixth, Seventh, Penn and Liberty avennes,
Smithfield. Wood and Sixth streets, and it
Is a matter of wonder that so few pockets
are pieced and so few other robberies com
mitted. jl err-of jtatioitalities.
In other cities crowds have more room to
spread and where in Philadelphia, for In
stancertbey can scatter over several square
miles of thoroughfare, here they are com
pressed Into a half a. mile square, and in a
city composed of nearly all nationalities,
creeds and colors, the wonder is that they
endure each other's society with so little
friction on occasions when race and creed'
heterogeneity, is so densely massed.
Another thing brought out bv the depart
mental system of doing- business has been
the demonstration of the unreliability of
professions ana certificates or character.
Men addicted to the flowing bowl to an ex
tent denominated habitual cannot get posi
tions, at least in theory they can
not Well, during a certain period,
and not a very long one either.
there were well on toward 200 cases of
discipline for offenses charged. By the de
partment the applicants ajsurequlred in ad
dition to furnishing - rftMtmendations to
slate their intercourse Haon-intercourse
with the ardentaoh be, joyjlt. Some admit
occasional use, others admjV'thst they use
spirits daily in moderation;' but a large pro
portion registered themselves as total ab
stainers. Now statistics show that of tbe
cases tried for drankenjfiess thirteen-four-teenths
were of the total aestinent class.
Tbe conviction has groirn in consequence
'that they were largely total abstainers from"
A Coming Reception.
The second anniversary of the John J.
Davis Commandery No. 12, A. O. K. of the
M. C, will celebrate by a reception at Law
rence Turner Hall, Forty-seventh and But
ler streets, Thanksgiving afternoon and
Patents' to Pennajlranlans.
Higdon & Higdon, patent lawyers, 95
Fifth ave., Pittsburg, and St Cloud build
ing, opp. Patent Office. Washington, D. C,
report the followinc patents granted dnring
the week-ending October 22, 1889: Mfe.
plumbers' traps, A. B. Roney; shoeblack-"
ing case, E. D. Smith, of Pittsburg; thill
couplinir, Blackman, Port Allegany; Ink
stand, Davis, Rarte; wagon tongue, Ketch
ledge, Tunkhannock.
Never Sold ns Iw In Plttsburtr ns Thejr.
Will Daring: the.Comlns; Week
At Edward Groetzinger's carpet palace, 627
and 629 Penrravenue.
Five thousand yards best Scotch Axtnin
sters, with-borders to match, at $1 75 "per"
yard; never sold at less than $2 25 any
where. .
This is positively the best bargain to be
obtained in carpets In Pittsburg.
Over 20 styles, all new, and many patterns
that can be found nowhere else.
These goods wear twice as long as mo
quettes, and are offered at moqnette carpet
prices. Edwabd GBOETzntOEK,
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Monday and Tuesday
We will continue our phenomenal J13 over
coat and suit sale. We still have about
LOOO superb overcoats and 1,000 eleeant
tailor-made suits left,, and they must be sold
Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is de
lighted with this. ?13 sale, for it means
handsome garments usually sold from 22
to 530 go,fbr $13. P. C. C. C,
Cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new
Court House. -
E. M. Staeb, Manager of Harris The
ater, says, after a thorough trial, that the
Anderson Burner-saves CO per cent of the
gas that was wasted by burners he used be
fore, and would not be without the Ander
son,' and recommends it to all using gas by.
Grvzs Avrxr Ech6 pistols with $1 pur
chase. Bnsy Bee Hive, Sixth and Liberty.
StarHsa feflver Spoons "
And forks and .a large variety of ladles,
berry spoons and fancy pieees, at E;'P.
Roberts Seit, oer. 7IMk ave. aad Market
tt. -r yri '
His Seeord at the Bar Compared Wka Thatf
of Other District Attorneys.
With nnfafr eagerness to injure the pro. '
Eects of Arch H. Eowand, his opponents
old up to the public eite the statement
.that he, as the Republican candidate for
.District Attorney, bas neitner tne ability
ncr experience to fill the office. A fair com
parison of his experience with that ot law
yers who have acceptably filled that ofiee,
and who have given entire satlsfeetiea to
the bench and bar, will not be ont ofplaee.
Mr. Rowand studied law under George
Shiras, Jr., was regularly examined 'bya
strict committee appointed by the Jwtees.
creditably passed the examination, aad was 1
by tbe Judges of the several courts admitted r,
to practice. He has tried over 300 criminal A
caes, three of them being homicide cases, ''
the most important in criminal practice. He -'
has one of the best law libraries in the oity,v
and a large clientage.
Colonel Levi Bird Dnfi had tried but few ,
criminal cases when he -was made Dittriet
Attorney General Pearson entered the ser
vice shortly after he was admitted to the bar
and had bnt little experieaae when he teek?
hold of that office. Major Montooth'lrtdv
tried but few criminal cases whea he wis'
elected. Colonel Bayne the same. JohaS.'!'
Robb's experience was brief, and the pres-
ent incumbent, W. D. Porter, had" never-
tried a criminal case when he was eleeted; '
Who will say that any of these gentleasea
was not a credit to the county, and after a
comparison of records, who will say that's;'
much may not be expected from Mr. Kew-,
and ? I ventnre the assertion that Safratix .
will make a thorough, fearless, eefiseteflt&
and hard-working officer, and that his "i ,
rpr ar District Attornev vt rj. alflrA areAmsa- H
;rxt" .rii" i:i . .nv "izta&a;
tt- i . i 111 .t-r" iJ
ne oaa never mauo h.auw-aotuiQg fJt ,
speeches, nor sought favors ;from cerpo-T
AA..W..S ... ... W ....f& ..... l.fc.MW. .. ..
were striking lor increased wages. Oa, -j
the contrary he has been the steadfast"
friend of the workingmen, and has proved""
that friendship on numerous occasions by
appearing before magistrates and courts in -
their behalf when they were prosecuted by
his opponent, Mr. Johnston, the Democratic .
nominee. The Duquesne strikers, whosa
case he successfully defended and whose J,;
release from prison where they had bee'
placed through Mr. Johnston's eflbrta he ?
secured, will test! y to this.
Mr. Rowand stands before the public si
the unanimously chosen nominee of his'
party. His entire life has been is sv-,5
patby with tbe laboring man; his gallant
services to his country are worthy of reaeg-r;
nition, and there should be no hesitancy oa'
the part of the public to show- their appre-, ,
ciation. That he will be elected bo maalft"
who has been over this county can ferVv -moment
deny: it is only a qnestios of maS
Uoritv. and when tbe votes are counted if nor
has not 8,000 majority I will be very maeh "v
surprised and disappointed. :&
A MEXBEB 07 theBabI
r i S-
Bradley's Blankets at 808 a PsbmL j, &
Monday morning we will offer at 19c, all
wool, blue nd red twilled flannels and.
plain white. This identical quality is oa""
exhibition in other stores at 26c; oaraRo''
home-made flannels are offered elsewhere
t33Kc. ThobstokBbos.--
128 Federal st, Allegheny;
Will Savs Yob Money.
Send for weekly price list, 79 and 81 Ohio''
street, corner Sandusky, Allegheny. - -
Nutt Nats! Kstst
Hallow E'en, balls Adam,
Halloa miss, .give me a kiss.
If you. don't, get your best young
and go to Marshell's.
To My Patrons nnd tbe PniHc
My branch Steamship and
office, at 639 Smithfield street, Is now opesv
for business. J. J. jacv;oBancx,Ag-a.
HJ3TDBICX3& Co., 68 Federal street,
Allegheny, invite you to see their 'ay .
work before piscine tow orders awftrassa.
Come sooa to avoid tho Christcaas-rsttK.''
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No buffet shoald,be y-itaaat '?UmX&
Anitra TlIttA. thn ftAatb in nH nan aaw!T.
":?""." -.&?
CTf nt!- fastlssFV HHsl (&) . JA
Farbelow regular prices, at tho e&siBg6i
alaMfP GrHAntha1 fil 9. TMt ft V S T5"
....w. , y gp s
FnrE watch repairing at Hanoi's, No.
filUlBTC iUHOT..WHI. .
XnzUsh Troasertsss.
The lareest stock of fashionable ifo
erings, suitings and oyereeats, at Pitsaira1
434 Wood st
505 and 507 MARKET STR1ET,
are "now filled wHa eaoiee prenosts
from tbs meat celebrated make w, at.
home and abroad. For variety, 'foe;
style. Tor carexoi snenaon so aaape aaa
nnisb earCloak and Salt Kooa tevMa
comparison. t
InPlnsb Garmeata we paysBeassl
tentlon to material, as to darab lists a4
nnisb. Also to large sizes aad esse
au stTies, puis, vesc ires, ggewoirs.
aiiu au uwief hcw Btpo9 ,
Ladles' finest quality SEAL COATS, .
111 I S fl I OD a TH O BSAfrCS BBu JvSaiB 99v
received. These are oarefaMy selected
by us, warranted pure Loadaaidseaad.
finished to elegant manner. Weaefcaa
fancy prices oa any goods wa Mn tHa.V , ''
colored and "black, la plain aadfaasrf
weaves, in nnnaress ox ainereqfc aijassf
ana saapes, xrom bmw
r ewmars.es xrssa o kissbiiuiijj
Take Elevator for -fVi
, 0C36-TT8SU
1 sill lsjgT
Ten Show Booms Slled wift the latest pro
ductions of tbe Farattare sad Upholstery
Art from the reeegaised. Baaaafaetarta eea
ters 01 (as woriu.
Novelties of London predeettea.
Novelties of Paris projection.
' NovftlUesofyieaaapreaaetioB.
Oar own issertatieB.
Novelties of AjsertoaapTodaettoa.'l
ftfeoaa of oar em TwannfantnriT
Viewers to New York ate osrssaHy lav
can aadjesatatee oar ateskaaaprwa
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