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THE PITTSBURG- "DISPATCH; SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1889.
Jt visitors that the works at Creighton com pose only one of the three great plants of the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, the other two being at Tarentum and Ford Citv. The Creighton mills are the oldest and the Ford City works the newest and largest. The capacity of all the mills is 500,000 square feet of polished plate glass per month. Sir. Edward Ford took immediate charge of Senor Bomero and M r. Blaine, while Mr. E. L. Ford took Judge Estee and ex Senator Henderson under his immediate care. The other visitors followed close and listened intently to the explanations made. The party was led to the furnace department, where the glass materials are melted in the crucible pots. The process of carrying the huge crucibles to the rolling tables and roll ing the dump into plates nine-sixteenths of an inch thick, was observed with much in terest The visitors saw three pots emptied, rolled and shoved into the ovens. HENDEBSON WANTED TO EAT IT On one occasion, while the yellow white glass, looking like sweet taffy, was being jKrured upon the rolling table, ex-Senator Henderson said: "That stuff looks cood enough to eat." The Spanish- American gentlemen took a keener interest in the operations of the plate glass works, and asked more questions than at any other mill during their local trips. The visitors took each department in its proper turn, and observed with care the work in the smoothing and polishing mills. In the latter department Mr. Edward Ford ex plained to many who asked that the red material used in polishing was the finest oxide of iron. The ordinary oxide of iron of commerce would scratch the glass. The delegates then inspected the storage rooms, where huge plates of finished glass, 12 by 14 feet, are kept in stock. In the office a pretty souvenir was presented to each of the visitors. It was a box containing four pieces of glass, one a finely beveled paper weight, another a piece of rough glass as it comes from the rolls, the third a parallelo gram of smoothed glass, and the fourth a piece finally polished. . The train felt Creiffhton at 12:40 o'clock. ran up the "West Penn to Freeport, and at the "West Penn Junction was transferred to the Allegheny Valley Railway, returning bv that line to the citv at 2.30 P. M. Lunch was served to all during this journey. The rain cansed a change in the programme. It was decided not to stop at the mills in Law rence ville. inspecting ikon works. Arriving at Eifty-first street, however, eignt or ten of the party left the train and inspected the Pittsburg Locomotive "Works and the Crescent Steel "Works. Senor Ko mero was one of the foreign ministers who stopped off The A, French Spring Com pany's two mills were decorated vith flags, the workmen were crowded to the windows, and all revealed a shadow of disappointment as the train went slowly past. On the return to Pittsburg Captain James H. Ford, of the Pittsburg Plate Glass Com pany, the veteran glass manufacturer in this country, was on the train. In a short talk he said to the reporter for The Dispatch: "Our company has now practically driven foreign plate glass out of this country. Of conrse, we could not do that without the tariff. "We pay three and four times as much wages as they pay in Belgium and France, but our improved macbinery ena bles us to make 2 times as much glass with the same number of men in the same time. "We have cnt out Europe in our market by onr low figures, and are selling plate glass from Maine to California. I made the first plate glass in this country at; New Albany, Lid. I lost considerable money at first, but I've got it all back. "We are making no ef fort to get trade abroad. All we can ask is our home market. That is great enough to satisfy anybody. We are now 100,000 feet behind our orders. One-half of our work men are foreigners, but we are teaching American boys the trade as rapidly as we can. It pays us to do so, for the young men of this country learn rapidly and in a short time make much better workmen than the foreigners. They are quicker and more zealous." THE TARIFF TAXES. Custom House Freedom In the Spanish American Republic The Temper of the Delegates! For the benefit of Pittsburg manufac turers and shippers, an effort was made yes terday to obtain from the Spanish-American delegates some information in regard to the customs duties levied by their several Gov ernments on machinery, glassware, agri cultural implements and coal. It was dis covered that few of the delegates were pre pared to give positive details on these points. They have stacks of statistics and tariff tables at their offices in "Washington, but they do not carry the detailed figures in their minds. A general disposition is mani fested by the Spanish-American commis sioners to the Congress to secure as great a degree of reciprocity between the nations of the three Americas, in the way of lowering or abolishing enstoms taxes, as can be at tained without impairing Government reve nues. Delegate F. C. C. Zegarra, of Pern, said: ''Manufactured machinery, agricultural im plements and apparatus used in the arts and sciences are all admitted free of duty. To bring them in free is conducive to the de velopment of our country. Mining ma chinery is free. As to locomotives and other appliances for railroad equipment, such things are admitted through our custom houses according to the terms of special con tracts between the Government and the con tractors who build and equip the various railroads. As a rule in such matters the Government admits them free, for the pur pose of contributing to the fullest develop ment of our country. I cannot say whether or not there is a tax on coal. I think there is a small one. At present we get our coal from England. "We have coal and petro leum in Peru, but tbev have not been de veloped. These matters of the tariff are the things which we will discuss at "Washing ton. I will ther6, for my country, present full statistics relating to our tariff and the products which we have to sell, against which the tariffs of our other nations operate. "We are ready to cut down tariffs radically. Of course these things cannot be done all at once." CHILIAN TAKIFP VERY SMALL. Judge Jose Alfonso, the veteran delegate from Chili, said: "The tariff on industrial machinery is very smalL The rates have re cently been very much reduced on all ma chinery, including mining machinery and agricultural implements. ' We have scarcely any mill machinery In our country. We have much raw material in Chili, but we have not yet done much in the wayof manu facturing. There was formerly a small duty on coal, but I think it has recently been taken off. Our Coal comes'from Newcastle-on-the-Tyne." Judge Alionso was asked: "Have your people a disposition to reduce or remove your custom duties on our products if our Government does likewise for your prod ucts?" To that the Judge replied: "We hare a friendly feeling for the United States, with a disposition to let down the tariff bar riers as much as wejean." Delegate Horatio Guzman, of Nicaragua. said: "All machinery, agricultural imple ments, mining apparatus, printing presses, sewing machines, etc, are admitted free into our country. I think there is a slight duty on glassware, but do not recollect what it is. Coal we scarcely use at all. Wood is the fuel." Secretary Ernesto Bosch Attwell, of the ArgentincRepublic, said that tbe Custom Houses of his country levy no tax whatever on machinery. The Colombian delegate, Senor Calderon, departed yesterday afternoon for Washing ton. Samuel Boyd, of the Panama Star and Herald, said for that country: "At Panama there sre no Custom Houses and all imports are free. In tbe rest of tbe re public there is a small tariff on machinery. None of tbe South American countries are affected by tariff duties except Argentine. Its great product is wool, and you have a tariff on that." HIGH AS VALOREM DUTIES. Delegate Jacinto Castellanos, of Salva dor, said: "Yes. we have a tariff duty. We admit all kinds of machinery free of duty, out everything else that we import we charge a duty on, averaging about 60 per cent ad valorem. Oar imports consist mainly of agricultural machinery, coffee making machinery, printing presses, petroleum which we get in boxes.of2-5 gallon cans and flour. The latter we get from California, and is our largest import. The machinery we obtain from New York, and which reaches us from that port by way of Colon, thence by railroad to Panama and the Pacific Mail Steamship Line. The annual value of imports is between $7,000, 000 and $8,000,000. This is about the extent ofour import trade with the United States, and we pay you cash for everything we buy from you. From England, France and Germany we import cloth, silt, cotton goods and woolens, onsix months' creditor longer. In exchange for these we export fruit, sugar, coffee, indigo, cocoa and other pro duce, taking payment in imports or in six month bills. The annual value ofour ex ports is about $8,000,000. "We experience a difficulty at present in our foreign trade respecting the difference in the rate of exchange. I can assure you that we are very anxious and desirous ofso accommodating tbe tana as to leau to an in creased trade with your country, in the ex pectation of course that you will so arrange your import duties where we are concerned as to accommodate our trade. Tours is a wonderful city. The most business-like and full of large enterprises that that we have had the pleasure of seeing." LINGUIST BOEDEB ON PITTSBUBO. Philip G. Boeder related some experiences of the commercial standing of the people of Colombia. He said: "Mr. E. N. P. Smith, the Consul at Carthagena, told me on one occasion that during a 16 years' residence in the country, there had been to his knowledge but one business failure. The traders get a very long credit from the foreign houses, which place the greatest reliance on the integrity and business-like qualities of the merchants. Of all the places your visitors have seen they are the most taken with Pittsburg. They greatly appreciated the magnitude of Chicago, but were altogether unprepared for the huge enterprises, extensive mills, and the general capacity of this city and its facilities for trade. "They don't seem to know quite what to make of the natural gas, but fully under stand what an important factor it is in the industrial world. They seem to be better pleased with their reception here and what they have seen than anywhere else along their route." ADI0S T0 PITTSBDKG. Arrangements for the Departure From This City and the Jennette Tislt. The train with the tourists is to leave Pittsburg at 7:30 o'clock this morning. The party will be accompanied as far as Jean nette by James B. Scott, Captain C. W. Tiatchellor, H. Sellers McKee, James A. Chambers, and perhaps a few other Pitts burg people. The newspaper members of the party have arranged a pretty testimonial for Engineer Hart, who has drawn the party safely over its journey or o.ouu miles, xney nave bought a wealth of bunting, with which en gine 1053 will be decorated this morning. It will be fairly covered with red, white and blue, and in that gay attire will make the rush over the mountain grades to Al toon a. That is Mr. Hart's home, and the boys want him to roll into Altoona depot the envied of every onlooker. Mr. Walker Blaine said yesterday that it was probable that the wives and sisters of the members and attaches of the Congress would join the party at Philadelphia, go ing with them from that city to Washing ington next Wednesday. PKEPAB1NG TO DEPART. How the Visitor Passed the Evening After the Brents of the Dot. After supper at the Monongabela House, last evening, the tourists were conveyed in carriages, furnished by the local committee, to various points. Many of them went again to the exhibit in Mechanical Hall. Nearly half of tbe party went to the special train, where they took their ease inthe smoking car and spent the night in their berths. One of them said, "I have really grown to feel more at home there than in a hotel." A few went to the theaters, while others did not leave the Monongahela at all. THE SEW PASTOE AKEIYES. -Grace Lutheran Church to Listen To-Mor-roir to Their New Shepherd. Bev. Dr. Holloway,. the newly elected minister of Grace Lutheran Church, Sonth Seventh street, will preach his first sermon to-morrow morning. Dr. Holloway with his family arrived yesterday and found his parsonage in complete and comfortable order. The ladies made a special effort to make his home pleasant and the whole con gregation is anxious to tender their new pastor a hearty welcome. Dr. Holloway succeeds Bev. J. K. Mel horn, who was asked to resign tbe pastorate some months ago by a certain faction in the church, who were charged with claiming as a cause for their action that Mr. Melhorn took too active a part in the prohibition campaign in June. MTUEALIZIXG THE FEESCH. A M cDonnld Lady Says They Make Excel lent American Citizens. A large number of the French residents of Allegheny county are following the ex ample of other foreigners and getting in line for naturalization, many taking out their first papers from the United, States Court yesterday, several residing inthe city, and three or four from McDonald station obtained their first papers. Those from Mc Donald were accompanied by a pretty little lady, a French teacher, who acted as inter preter. She was enthusiastic in behalf of the French, and stated that there are a great many French people residing in the county, who are industrious and economical and are becoming interested In local and national aflairs. H0WLIKG AT GAS BATES. The Philadelphia Company After Its South- side Patrons' Meters. The Southside people are howling again at the Philadelphia Company. The com pany has sent out a new lot of the printed circulars notifying the consumers that un less contracts for meters are signed by De cember 1 the gas will be turned off. , The people say that the meters will in crease the cost of tbe gas or tbe company would not be so anxious to have them in troduced. The puddlingdepartmentofShoenberger's Fifteenth street mill closed down yesterday on account of a shortage of the fuel. The same trouble was experienced at Zug & Co.'s Thirteenth street mill. The Carved Lnmber-DIsplitr. Visitors, both foreign and native, were greatly interested in the Dr. Goehring's fine display of the products of his geomet rical wood carving 'machine. Everyone seemed to be highly- pleased with it, and a freat many wanted to know where the turn er can be procured. The foreign visitors asked for the price of machines and the terms on which they would be allowed to use them in their own countries. Everyone agrees that there Fs nothing finer for wood finish than this same lumber. HOW DO YOU SWEAR? a de scriptive article by Brenan on tbe manner of administering the oath in Courts of Justice.will appear in to-morrow's DISPATCH. A SUBTJfiBAN MARKET. Lawrenceville Capitalists to Erect a $100,000 Structure. IT ISDEHANDED BY 70,000 PEOPLE. Interesting: Details Given of the Present Scope of the Scheme. A STATION POSTHASTES INTERESTED A number of prominent residents of Law renceville are pushing a scheme that will be a boon to that part of the city. For some years the necessity of a market house situ ated in some part of the East End has long been felt. Three years ago the citizens held meetings and petitioned Councils to build a market in the neighborhood. Nothing, however, came of their past en deavors to secure the city's backing, so they have initiated a market project themselves, backed by some of the wealthy residents of the district, and present indications for a market for Lawrenceville look very roseate. Superintendent Patterson, of Station B, Pittsburg Postoffice, speaking about the matter to a Dispatch reporter, said: "Within the last few weeks there has been a scheme brought out by . number of influ ential citizlns in this part of the city, who are interested in the welfare of the East End, to devise plans for the purchase of a lot and the erection of a substantial market house, to cost $100,000. "It is intended that the residents of Law renceville and contiguous districts may nave all the Denents 01 a local market with out the present disadvantage of long trips to the city market. There have been two sites before the gentlemen interested in tbe pro ject. The old car stables situated on the corner of Forty-first, and Butler streets has been favorably thought about as a place which offers yarious advantages for a mar ket house. The othersite which meets with approbation abuts on Thirty-third street. A CONVENIENT SITE. "The most convenient site, however, is the one near Thirty-third street If this could be obtained at least 70,000 people could be accommodated. Not only wonld it be a boon to the East End population, but also to the Allegheny people who live in the vicinity of the Thirtieth street bridge. This position I believe will be the one chosen. The company will apply for a charter as soon as the site is settled upon. They mean to erect a very fine and substantial structure, which will cost, together with the ground, not less than $100,000. The building will be arranged in com partments. There will be a large space re served for the butchers, another for the mar ket gardener, and one for the sale of pro visions; such as cheese, butter and general groceries. The men interested in the scheme are all moneyed citizens. They not only see in the idea that which will be a great service to the community, but they expect that it will be a good investment. BIO GEOWTH IN POPULATION. The population in this part of the city has made prodigious strides within the last year. So rapidly is it increasing that houses cannot be found for the number of appli cants. I suppose in Lawrenceville proper there are not 50 house to be let "With these facts presenting themselves to the people, it is not surprising that the people should de mand that their wants be acceded to. It is well we have a few public minded people who are able to discern a public necessity, and come to the front willing to risk tbeir capital in a project that is essentially one for the city to take up." NO BRANCH HIGH SCHOOLS. The Legislature Allows bnt One Building: for Hlsh School Purposes. The regular meeting of the High School Committee was held last night. A sub committee consisting of Messrs. Hartzell, Buckley and Phelps was appointed to as certain if one of the ward school buildings could not be found available and secured for the commercial department. A resolu tion from the Central Board, that the High School Committee would take inta consid eration the establishment of a branch high school on the Southside or in the East End, was sent back with an indorsement to the effect that by act of Legislature the city is allowed but one building for high school purposes. Miss Jennie Gos'er was nominated for additional preceptress, or teacher, at the high school, on account of increased at tendance. A petition of the alumni of the Normal Department for permission to hold their annual reunion in the building on the everting of December 13 was granted. The High School Committee on Teachers and Salaries met last night. The only thing before them for consideration was the requests of Prof. Biddle, of the Miners ville district, and Prof. Cameron, of the East Liberty district, for the increase in salary allowed by law on account of in crease iu attendance, and consequent in crease in corps of teachers under them. In view of the fart that the salaries of both had been stipulated at the beginning of the year before the increase took place, it was ruled that the salary could not be changed. HE USED HIS EAZ0E. One Colored Barber Cuts Another on the Arm and Then Escapes. Frank Lewis and "William Jones, colored barbers employed in a shop on Smithfield street, became engaged in a quarrel last night at the corner of Smithfield street and Virgin alley. Jones drew a razor and made several slashes at Lewis. He inflicted but one wound on Lewis, however, cutting a gash on his right arm, though he cut his clothes in several places. The police appeared and Jones ran, mak ing his escape. Lewis had his wound, which was but slight, dressed, and pro ceeded to his home. MES. PASTS WHEEEABODTS. Her Sharpsburs: Friends Have Searched UnaTalllngly, but Hare No Clue. The friends of Mrs. Michael Past, of Sharpsbnrg, who left her home some ten days ago, are becoming alarmed over her protracted absence and the non-existence of any reason therefor. The two cities havo been searched by those interested, but no traces have been found of Mrs. Past's whereabouts. It is rumored that Mrs. Past has gone to Cali fornia, she having been heard frequently to express an intention of going to the Slope. AN ANNUAL BALL GIYEN. The Sonthslde Library Young; Men Indulge In EnioymenU The Young Men's Library Association, of the Southside, held their ninth annual ball at Turner Hall on Jane street, last night. The Mozart Band was present, the atten dance was large and everything went off merrily. The committee having the affair in charge were: Jas. McGintv, John Hawkins, E. A. McSwiggen, John Knolbaugh, John McFarland, Frank Niggel and W. S. Charles. ' A (Sealskin Sacque Stolen. Night before last thieves stole from the residence of Mr. King, Washington street, Allegheny, a sealskin sacque and two over coats. The sacque and one of the coats be longed to Mrs. Conley. a niece of Mr. King, and one of the coats belonged to Mr. Conley, the pair being on their wedding trip and visiting at Mr. King's. A lot of silverware in the room was not disturbed. F. fc M. BANE ECHOES. McMaster's Case Settled for a Considers tlon-S10,e08 Said to be the Amount Pending Payment!. "McMaater's case is settled," said ex President Sorg of the defunct Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of the Southside, last night, when asked about the truth of the rumor to that eC"ect, Some time ago a report gained circulation that the assignees had effected a settlement with Assistant Cashier McMasters, who was under $20,000 bail for complicity in the bank's defalcation, for a consideration of 10,000. The bank officials denied that there was any truth in the statement. The ma jority of them said they did not know that a settlement was contemplated. Tbe charges made against Mr. McMasters before Alderman Schaefer, have been with drawn, howeverfand according to Mr. Sorg, the depositors will be better off. He said: "The case is settled iu a manner that I am sure will give entire satisfaction to the de positors. We came to the conclusion that the more money we could produce for the I" depositors the better they would be satis- nea, aim was wuu tnis lues in view mat we made tbe settlement." Mr. Sorg would not state how much Mr. McMasters had paid to have the charges withdrawn, but it is understood that the amount is $10,000, about 9,500 of which will go to the depositors. Auditor McClung has given notice that his report on the examination of the bank's accounts has been completed and will be presented to the court on next Tuesday. It is expected that ten days will then be given to the persons interested to file objections, and if none are filed the report will then be approved. Auditor McClnng has figured that 26 2-5 per cent of the entire deposit will be distributed on the first distribution, which will take place November 23. Then tbe assignees have on band about 20,000 or 25,000 to pay to the auditor, from which to make the second distribution. Whether this includes the money derived from the settlement of Mr. McMasters' case, Mr. Sorg refused to state. THREE HOMELESS CHILDEEN Find Refuge In n. station House and Are "Cared for br the Matron. The Fourteenth ward police station, since last Monday, has been the home of three lit tle children aged 8, 5 and 3 years. They are the children of Harry and Mary Kerri gan, residents of Four-Mile Bun, Twenty second ward. The parents got into a drunken fight last Sunday, and were ar rested and sent to the workhouse for 30 A neighbor took care of the little ones. who were left alone, uutil Monday, when they were taken to the station where they have been since. They have been looked after by the sergeants, Mrs. Early, the ma tron being ill. Inspector Whitehouse has reported the matter, and the children will be taken in charge by a charitable society. WATEE PLATED HATOC. A Unrated Mnln Bothers the Occupant .f the Lewis Block Very 3Iucb. -A waterpipe connected with the large main in Smithfield street burst under the main entrance of the Lewis block yesterday morning, and damaged George W. Biggs, jeweler, to the extent of 1,500; Hogan's restaurant, Brown's gun store and Stinson's barber shop were also damaged to the extent of several hundred dollars, Hogan being supposed to be the largest loser next to Biggs. As there was no power to run the ele vators, people who were forced to climb to the ninth floor of the building made more noise than the losers on the first floor. A MOTHER BEREFT OF HEE B0I. A 12-Year-Old Lad' Misting; From the Thirty-Sfttb Ward. Mrs. M. Walther, a widow who lives on Elliott street. Thirty-sixth ward, appeared at Inspector McAleese's office yesterday in great distress about her only son, Ernest, aged 12, who has not been heard of since Monday morning. Mrs. Walther told the Inspector she had lost two sons by drowning, and she is greatly troubled lest her only remaining child may meet a sudden end in the same way. The missing boy is quite small, dark complexion and has long scar extending from ear to ear on his neck. Gamblers In Trouble. William Coppus and Andrew Hall, keepers of the gambling den on Obio street, near Madison avenue, Allegheny, which was raided some flays ago; had a hearing before Mayor Pearson last night Both men were held iu 1,000 bail for trial at court. Thompson's Guide to Music Buying. Every musician ill Pittsburg should have this publication. It is a large 60-paged catalogue, full sheet music size, containing illustrations and prices of nearly every musical instrument, lrom a double-tongued jewsharp to a fine piano. Also, a complete list of over 6,000 pieces of popular sheet music. Also, a special list of popular music books by well-known publishers. The special net prices printed in this cata logue will open your eyes. We send this complete, including Will L. Thompson's latest song and chorus, on receipt of 10 cts. in postage stamps. ' w. L. Thompson & Co., S ' East Liverpool. O. 88 to Washington, D. C, Via Pennsylvania Railroad. For all persons desiring to attend the Catholic Congress iu Baltimore or visiting Washington, Pennsylvania Bailroad will sell excursion tickets every day until No vember 12 to Washington, D. C, at rate of 8 00 for the round trip, tickets good until November 16 inclusive, allowing stop over at Baltimore in either direction within the limit. Through sleeping cars and coaches on night trains, without change. EXCURSION TO BALTIMORE Via Washington. The B. & O. E. B. will sell excursion tickets to Baltimore, good to stop at Wash ington, D. C, at rate of 8 for the round trip, from Nov. 7 to 12 inclusive, good to return until the -16th, on account of the Catholic Congress. Trains leave Pittsburg at 8 A. li. and 920 p. m. Fob bargains in fine drygoods go to the mammoth auction sale now going on at 723 and 725 Liberty, cor. Eighth. Goods almost given away. Don't miss such a chance, for it does not occur every day. Sales morn ing, afternoon and evening. New Plnitf Sacqnes, Plush jackets, cloth jackets, jerseys, new markets, short wraps and children's sacqnes in great variety and low'prfces, at H. J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market street, "wssu A Three Fashionable New Shapes In Rich coloring, Choice new patterns. Tecks, 4-in-hands and puffs at 50c Jos. Hobne & Co. Penn Avenue Stores. Men's pure silk underwear at James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave. What drink is the most healthful and re freshing? F. &V.'a Pittsburg beer. All dealers. Ladies are greatly benefited by tbe use of Angostura Bitters, the South American tonic CHARLES FAYEB, in tomor row's DISPATCH describes the wonderful wealth buried in the tomoa of the Sultans, r - rdUP MOTHER HALF CENT On Present Bate3 is What Eiver Miners Are Agitating About OWUEES SAY m CAH'T AFFORD IT. The Courts Asked to Intervene In the O'flara Glass Strike. ALL THE M0LDEES BUT 25 SOW AT W0EK Indications at the present writing seem to point to trouble ahead between miners and operators in the river regions. The follow ing circular was placed in the hands of local river operators yesterday morning: Deab Sib At a delegate meeting of Monon gahela and Yocghlogheny Valley miners, held at Monongabela City, Wednesday, November 6, 1889, tbe following action was taken: First That the active condition of the down river markets can and does admit of an advance In mining rates. Second That a committee of representative miners be appointed to confer with tbe opera tors, looking to a mutual adjustment of tbe price question. Third That pending such conference a sus pension of mining be in force. Said committee to bave discretionary power in dealing with a like committee of onr employers. In pursuance of tbe foregoing, tbe following were appointed as a MIners'Committee: Hugb McLaughlin. L E. Graham, John H. Fretwell, John Rush, Joseph Maize. Gentlemen, in pursuance of our instructions asset forth in the foregoing: We would on behalf of tbe miners of tbe Monongahela and Yongblogbeny valleys, respectfully request mat yon use your innuence witn tne menioers of the Coal Exchange to seenre us a bearing, and, if possible, an amicable adjustment of the question. We shall confidently expect from vou a favorable answer to our request not later than Tuesday, November 12, 1SS9. Respectfully, Hugh McLaughlin, Chairman. Joseph Maize, Secretary. The claim of the miners is, in short, that in December of last year coal sold in the Cincinnati market at 6 cents per bushel, and miners were receiving 3 cents per bushel; that on the 1st of this month the selling price in the same market was 8J cents per bushel, and on Thursday that the price was 14 cents, the rate paid to the operatives being 2i cents. Taking a line through these prices, the men claim that they can equitably demand a return to' the last win ter's rate of 3 cents. MINEBS LTVIXG IN HOPE. They infer, too, that the increase will be granted them, from the fact that at this time last year there was a six months' visible supply ahead, and that now stocks are con spicuously bare, and implying that oper ators cannot afford to hold out for any lengthened time, should they refuse to pay the desired -cent increase. From what was learned among operators yesterday, however, it seems that the miners are not posted as to the prices that at present rule in the Cincinnati markets. The writer was shown in one office an invoice dated in Cincinnati on Thursday setting forth a sale of 66,000 odd bushels of coal at S cents per bushel, being a portion of the last run, and it was stated that previous to this the current rate for coal was 7 cents for Fourth pool coal, and 8 cents for the product of the upper pools. One prominent operator stated as his opin ion that the rate of tyi cents would probably rule for some time to come, and that at such a rate it was impossible to make any increase on the mining prices. Another point taken into consideration by the operators, is the increased difficulty and cost of transportation. Owing to the ob structions along the river, in the last run, it took five boats to carry, what, it the chan nel were not impeded, would freight but two, involving additional outlay iu haul age power, as well as expense in breaking up tows, and remaking them further down the river. KANAWHA COMPETITION. Another factor kept well in view by operators when figuring on rates, is the ac tive competition of the Kanawha River region, whose operators have the advantage of free transportation, produce a quality of coal which bears as good a name iu the mar kets as does the local product, and pay but 2 cents a bushel for mining. It is probable that the operators will ap point a committee to talk over the present condition of the trade with the miners' com mittee, and arrange for a readjustment of a dfficulty which threatens to become seri ous. The prevalent feeling among operators is that the present and prospective condi tions of the business are against the possi bility of a retnrn to last winter's rates.. About 65 mines are affected in the matter and about 5,000 miners. The present prices are in the first three pools, 2i cents; in the fourth, 2 cents. HOT AFTER TANNERIES. fllr. Groetzlncer Says the English Syndicate Kever Blade Him an Offer. Having heard that the English syndicate now busily engaged in buying up the vari ous industries of this country had made an attempt to secure control of A. & J. Oroetz inger & Co.'s tanneries, a Dispatch re porter called on Mr. Adolph Oroetzinger, President of the German National Bank and senior member of the firm. In re sponse to the newspaper man's inquiries, Mr. Oroetzinger said: "We have no intention of selling out to a syndicate. How the story originated I do not know, but there is no truth in it. The syndicate might as well try to secure control of all the iron mills in this country as to make such an attempt on the tanneries. There is more money invested in the tan ning of leather than there is in the making of iron, and I do not think that any syndi cate can command enough money to control tbe latter business. They might do some thing with somebranches, however, such as the harness or shoe-leatner branches, but the business as a whole is out of their reach. We have not been approached." CRESCENT STEEL CO. INCREASES. A New Bessemer Plant and an 18-Inch Mill In Course of Erection. The Crescent Steel Company, Limited, has just erected a magnificent Bessemer plant at their works on Forty-ninth street. Since the furnace has been in operation, a fair out put has been obtained. The steel made at this plant is not used for tbe same purposes that Bessemer is gener ally manufacturedfor. A finer grade is made, such as spring, and rounds. The company assert that they have had great success in getting an excellent quality of steel, andjf they can keep up the grade all along it will cut out the open hearth steel in this special branch. The furnace gives extra employ ment to about 75 men. The same company, in the near future, is going to erect an 18-inch mill on the plot of ground near the railroad. The mill will be used for rolling cross-cut saws and reaper steel. MEAELT ALL AT WORK AGAIN. Only 25 Molders Now Awaiting Their Em plovers' Decision. The Oliver Steel and Iron Works did not sien the molders' scale as expected. As J aheady reported in The Dispatch the firm had intimated its willingness to grant the increase, but in default of the card or. any similar document being signed, the men concluded tbey could not return to work. The only question now between the firm and its molders is that of a formal signature It was said that the Scaife Foundry Company would sign to-day. About 25 men are still ont. THE CASS OF MOA BARRIOS, a Spanish-American story, writ ten by Phillip Bragg an. will aj in w-aorrowa DiafATUn. . ATTEMPTED BAKE B0BBEKT. Au Old Game' Tried la the West Zed Cashier Wllsoe Knew HI Bwrfeew Superintendent 'O'fllara Sara He Knows Then. What was apparently an attempt to rob the West End Savings Bank was made yes terday about noon. Thursday afternoon a man entered the bank, No. 748 West Carson street, and glanced around in a rather sus picious manner. A number of people were in the bank si the time, and after taking a good look' about, the man approached Cashier W. H. Wilson. He asked to have a $20 bill changed. His request was granted and he left the place. Yesterday at noon the same man entered the bank. Cashier Wilson was alone. The stranger said that there was a man in a buggy outside who had asked him to tell tbe cashier that he wanted to see him. Mr. Wilson replied that be was alone in the bank and did not wish to go ont The man answered that the- person outside seemed anxious to see him, and it would not take a minute. Mr. Wilson came from behind the desk and the stranger tendered tbe use of his umbrella, -saying that it was raining, and be would wait for him. Mr. Wilson suspected a game and declined to go out, stating that he could not leave the bank. The man then went out and entered the buggy, which was standing in front of the bank, and drove off with its other occupant. As soon as they had gone Mr. Wilson notified the police authorities, giving a de scription of the men. Assistant Superin tendent O'Mara said tbat from the descrip tion of the men he thought be knew tbem. They are old crooks and theirgame is an old one. As soon as the cashier started out the man inside would sneak all the 'available cash, and the two would drive off before an alarm could be given. As tbe men are in town Mr. O'Mara considered it would be a good thing for business men and bankers to be on the lookout for them. THE CATHOLIC DELEGATES. They Will Leave This Moraine for Balti more for the Centennial. The Pittsburg delegates to the Catholic Centennial and Congress will leave this morning for Baltimore. Among those who will go are: Eight Bev. Bishop Phelan, Bev. M. M. Sheedy, Very Bev. S. Wall, V. Q., Bev. Jas. A. Cosgrave. West End; Bev. O. P. Gallagher. Southside; Bev. P, Xauff man and Rev. M. Carroll, Allegheny City; Bev. Jerome Kearney, Bev. James Nolan, McKeesport: Bev, J. Boyle, Gallitzin; Bev. E. A. Busb, Loretto. The laymen who will go are: A. F. Keat ing, John B- Larkin, William LosfHer, J. D. Callery, Junius A. McCormick, James Phelan, C. Or. Dixon, James A. McNally. W. A. Golden and Jeremiah Dunleyy, of Pittsburg. Dr. B. M. -Hahha. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su SONGS OP THE SEA, as sung by sailors at their work, are de scribed in to-morrow's DISPATCH by F. S. Bassett A 'DIAMOND BULLETIN TO INTENDING DIAMOND PURCHASERS. An Important Increase has taken place in tbe price at diamonds. It U extend ing to the markets of all countries, and those contemplating purchases must look to higher prices to tbe future. South Africa supplies the world, and the product la controlled by large com panies, viz tbe De'Beers. the Consoli dated Bnltf ontalne, the Klmberly Cen tral, the Pullfnger and several others. The mining of diamonds has not been profitable to these companies by reason of the great competition and the ex pense of working the mines at their present depth. Tbe De Beers Company has lately se cured a large interest in almost all these mines, which has resulted In the forma tion of a syndicate controlling the sup ply. The output of diamonds is now limited; the shares of the companies have greatly increased In value, and tbe rough diamonds have advanced SO per cent in price. The quantity of cnt dia monds in dealers' bands is very limited less than for years and it is highly probable that prices will steadily ad vance. We obtain our diamonds direct from tbe 'diamond cutters, and by onr connection with a member of the syndi cate we gained an advance knowledge of what the state of the diamond mar ket would be; hence, early placing of orders to an important amount enables us to furnish from now till January 1 all diamonds at the same prices as last year. Intending purchasers should avail themselves of an opportunity' which cannot occur again. B-A-ZCXiETT B-A-JlSTIKS 3c IBIIDIDIj-E CHESTNUT AND TWELFTH STREETS, PHILADELPHIA. Goods sent by express on approval, satisfactory reference being given. no7-27-TbS A.- Never fail to cure. SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, SODEN MINERAL PA8T1LLES, SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, tbe grealEuropean remedy against all CATARRHAL AFFECTIONS and COUGHS AND K0ABSENB6S. BeM,byaU 0rsxitt. ftMllbexe,ac-; laf keses, see. fclg'iJlTJMAAA-. - -! k kxw ABTUtTiBgaogtra. , JP About Hats, Umbrellas, Gent' Furaiaiisgt, Bubber Goods. - W,- ? - 'JDS. HDRNE I PENN AVENUE STORI2 PmSBrao. Saturday, November 9. Not ideal weather for winter MtHlaery Opening. But you'd never snspeef A whatdiscouragemeotstna many ladies who attend - have had to come throng. You would imagine frosa ' the crowds that the sua were shining and that all j. things outside were aula- ' vitation to the ladles at ' ' these cities to leave their homes to attend this open. ': lug. Well, the weather hasn't been anything of the kind. But what kind of weather wiUkeepladief i3i from attending such a grand millinery; Show? fM ( lu( X . M cm j . ....g, 3m- but there'll be bo "closing" the season " through. , . r z Our stock of Millinery was never m complete, andr that ts saying a good". -ir.'Sj' It's better-umbrella weather, ta't is? .,.. - :"r i ou wotua nave xnougns so to see lawn sell yesterday., Our Umbrellas are the beet We bars) selected them for the best; and why Should they not bet 28 and 30-Inch Glorias, Plain Natural Sticks, W2, 13 25, S3 60 and up to Si. Silver and 'Gold Han dles, J2 25 up. Windsor Umbrella, Natural Wood,' Gold and Silver Handle. H CO to HO. Flaeet Sterling Sil ver Caps, warranted, as ournaseSrarrants every. thing. Gingham and Alpaca, Umbrellas at all prices. '- H sj- Umbrella re-covered withHgti4. ' of silk. " ' These are men's good. Ladle' Uavv brella in as complete assortment. The best genuine "i ' toshes; I at J6 Gentiemesjes'.HaetSadsVl saatch for it these, towns oyer. Full lines of the very"beet rubber rata garments made, and at the lowest prices . garments for men, women and chil dren. 'For your Sunday Neckwear, gentle). 4 men, come to us to-day. New lines an. extraordinary values in the 50c goods. ; fashionable new shapes of Tecks, PnSs and 4-ia-hands, in rich colorings aad. cuwiia (Wkwiji oun. . , Largest atsortments 0 Ou latgett jiuiMer or artictet for men' wear ini any house in these ciiiex. - a- 4.... w ... ni..wmy-j - Tf Trnn wnt ft. nm tfew.a.M - Wing, out costs yoa notalag; Jsmj your i " furnishings of us. , Tou payooly for real value, nothing forour'naaafao'd - ... . i tne guarantee 01 . getting the b whet i our name la on It ( JOB. HDRNE I EEIB!5 PENN AVENUE STOHES. near B1BER i EA5TDN. 'li .-tit Special Values THIS WEEK! Pure Natural-Wool Undyedf FINE UNDERWEAR For Men, Women and Cnlldre; FULL FASHIONED la all Weights and Grades. FRESH ATTRACTIONS -rsoui- OLOAgAND SUIT BOOJsaV LAD1ES' MANTLES, - JACKETS AND HEWMAKKJETS,'' PLUSH JACKETS AND SACQU3H.1 FLUSH COATS from 5 to 166. "1 j pay special attention to large slees asatj- A-rtrs. lenfftM. - " I PLUSH JACKETS frost HOte all styles, plain, vest fronts, c and all the newest shapes. BIBER & EASTON.1 -N ' 505 aad 507- MARKET STXE1TJ BOS-TMkHl "IMAM-TRY OUR HAND KADt j Ts6arfQrMperhB4f. a ran ime Jtey wess mno cier n.nmm st JNO. JL TIEN8HAW CO' Lfcerty aad Nistssts. oee-Ti-wa MWYAMM.E AND CANMX I ' fsr mbMs aad aftefaee tm '. " m - . .. - - -A 1 HfSMim m J? yr rsoeeWsa and awetaee ttm-tmmm. fillip mt states aad aaMeias, s 3?j '-saa.-JiJjii.j--14- . jiamAsi HWi 'RBSBBV - 1 ! -',-: 'W "V i tyM