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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1890.
CMef Bigelaw's Order Eyolyes Interesting Information. WHAT LIGHTNING MEN SAY Conncilmen Hear Expert Opinion on the Equine Martyrs. OPIHIOKS UPON WIRE INTERMENT If the equine martyrs who Rave their lives as a sacrifice on the altar of modern prog ress on New Year's Day were able to look down from horse heaven and see the stir their death has created and its beneficial re sults they are doubtless consoled by the re flection that they did not die in vain. There is a general demand that overhead wires mustgo.allof them, and that defunct wires must not stand on the order, but go at once, and the latter part of the edict is, pro fessedly at least, being enforced promptly. Superintendent Morris Mead, of the Bureau of Electricity, hath said it and all inter ested profess to be willing to obey the order with alacrity. Interviews with men promi nent in each department using the electric fluid possess peculiar interest, and some ex pressions of opinion were made that were scarcely to be expected, among them that the present overhead network is safer than burial is likely to prove. Mr. William H. Graham, County Be corder, was seen at the office of the Pleasant Valley Electric Railway Company on Piith avenue, and he took strong ground against the burying of the wires on the score of safety. He stated that it had not been proven that 500 voltt, the power used to propel cars, would kill, and that at the company's power bouse employes had fre quently gotten the full shock since the road had been in operation; gotten it accidentally while working about the machinery, and without serious results. A horse might not be able to stand that amount, but it bad been demonstrated frequently that a man could. STATISTICS UPOK SAFEir. Continuing, Mr. Graham stated that there were 179 electric railways in the United States. Therehadn't been recorded to date the killing of a single man. woman or child by the power used. Men had been knocked down frequently in the power house of the Pleasant Valley Company during the past two months, but the results were not serious. "If you put the wires underground." said Mr. Graham, "you only, in my opinion at least, increase the danger. The streets are lull of wuter, gas and other pipes, and by putting the wires underground there isn't a houe in which water or gas is used that would not be subjected to danger from con tact. It is well proven that our lines had nothing to do with the killing of the horses the other day. lor they were not charged, except as the cross-dead line resting on them might have charged them. "I tail to understand why people have conceived the notion that overhead wires are so dangerous. I do not recall to mind more than two, or at mo-.t three, fatalities in this city since the highly charged wires have been strung, and that amount of life is sac rificed in the building of almost every large structure. The 'deadly wires' we hear so much about are doubtless deadly if not well managed, but not more so than most of the appliances considered indispensable to mod ern human happiness. "Electricitv is but imperfectly understood as jet, and accidents must be expected until v.c learn how to harness it properly; but so far fatalities in its management have been remarkably few , and I honestly believe the damage will only be increased by putting the wires under ground. PITTSBUEO LSSS DANGEBOtrS. "The fact is that there are not the obliga tions to overhead wires in this city that there are in New York, as ours are much better protected. Edison claimed that his wires were less dangerous than those used by "Westingbouse and in consequence there were not the precautions used there that there were here." Mr. James Camp bell, of the Postal Telegraph Company said he didn't think they had any dead wires in the city. For their own protection they had instructed their linemen to weed them all out. Mr. Campbell stated that his company was the first to put wires underground in the city, but be was not particularly enam ored of the plan and was inclined to admit the force of Mr. Graham's reasoning, as to increased danger thereby. Mr. Campbell thought there would be likelv to be a great slaughter of "Italvmans," if all wires were buried, as they had had nar row escapes already when making openings in the streets. One of Mr. Campbell's prin cipal objections is that when a wire is grounded if under ground, it is much more difficult to put in order than if overhead. The galvanometer will locate the seat of trouble within ten feet if it be underground. "The first thing to do," said Mr. Camp bell, "is to look up the proper officer to get permission to open the street. This gained and the opening made, you may strike exactly the place you want, but it is more than probable you may be ten feet away from it and a day consumed in making the repair, whereas if overhead it may be done 20 minutes." "Then," said Mr. Campbell, "il an acci dent happens and the transmission of news is delayed, the public is dissatisfied, and I think there are none we would hear from sooner than the newspaper men. The repair of an overhead wire is a matter of easy ac complishment, but that of an underground wire usually one of considerable difficulty and delay. NO -WESTEEN UNION MOEIBtJNDS. Mr. J. W. Clark, of the "Western Union Telegraph Company, said: "We have no dead wires, and we have 370 under ground between the Monongahela river and the Union station." Pointing to the great cables spanning the street at the crossing of .Fifth avenne and Wood street, Mr. Clark said: "There are 19 wires in each of those cables." He seemed to regard them as absolutely safe, "but," said he, "we want to get our wires under ground. Those we have there work well. There are some, however, that must be re tained above, or some people must do with out telegraph service I mean brokers who have stock tickers in their offices. If all wires are put under ground they must either pay considerably more lor service; or do without it The telegraph companies could not afford to lol low them after each moving day if the wires were under ground, for present rates of service, and this would apply to all who want temporary service. Enough wires, however, might be leit to serve this purpose without detriment to the public. They could be so strung as to be out of the way of firemen, and without danger to any one. General Manager Metzgar, of the Central District and Printing Telephone Company, stated that his company had about a dozen dead wires in the city, but that orders have been issued to have them all removed. Morris W. Mead having already assured the public that the 'Bureau of Electricity had no dead wires strung, the statements of Messrs. Campbell and Clark representing the Postal and Western Union Companies, and Manager Metzgar for the Central Dis trict and Printing Company, leave the mind ol the reporter in some doubt as to what dead wires were meant by Chief Bigelow in his recent ofheial communication. DISCUSSED BT COTOCILMEN. The question of whose electricity killed the two horses belonging to the Pleasant Taller Bailroad Company bas become a question almost as momentous to Alleghen-1 ians, as where is McGintys body. The sub ject is the sole topic of conversation among the city fathers on the Korthside and is tieing disenssed in all its phases and forms. The cause of the agitation, is tin account of the Pleasant Valley Company about to run their cars with electricity. The wires are In position and the trial trip will be made in about ten days. A meetingof the Street Bail way Commit tee of Allegheny Councils was held last night. The object of the meeting was to discuss the advisability of granting the Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manchester Bail road Company the right to change their motive power. Before they cot very far into the meeting, the members lost.sight of the object for which they had assembled and began to discuss the electric accident on Christmas Day. ', The Pleasant Valley officials were on hand with their expert electricians, who practi cally demonstrated to the committee that the death of the horses was not due to the Pleasant Valley wires. W. L. Etumett, one of the electricians of the company, testified as to the system to be used bv the company. He said there were about 130 electric rail ways in the country. Between 60 and 70 of them were run by the Sprague system, which the company had adbpted. With the system, the wires would be charged with 600 volts of electricity to propel the cars. These 500 volts would be exerted between the trolley wires and the rails upon which the cars would run. He said these 500 volts were not sufficient to do any human being any harm. If a man touched one of the wires he would receive an uncomfortable shock, bnt not enough to do him any harm. COULD TAKE 500 VOLTS. At this point Mr. Emmet was interrupted by Mr. Wertheimer, of the Third ward, who asked him if he could take a shock of 500 volts without feeling any ill effects. Mr. Emmet replied "Yes" that he could take 500 volts at any time. Tin's led Mr. Wert heimer to ask him if he was ready to do it now. The reply was in the affirmative, and was riven so nromntlv that the other mem bers began to think the electrician could take such a shock every morning as an ap petizer, and feel good over it Mr. Emmet continued, saying that he had put up six Sprague plants in different cities, and had no knowledge that any per sons had been injured by a shock from the wires. He said it was a common occurrence for the workmen to play jokes on each other by setting traps and giving shocks when they were not expecting them. Of the 60 or 70 plants in operation not one man bad been killed. The fact of the workmen play ing with the current and showing an utter disregard for the voltage, was sufficient evi dence that 500 volts would not kill any body. The current irom their wires could not kill anybody, as the wires had not been run into the powerhouse. The machinery also had not been set in position, and their wires could be handled with perfect safety. He said the arc and incandescent electric light wires had a voltage of between 1,000 and 2,000 volts. The lormer number had frequently killed men. With the Sprague street rail way system they could not go beyond 500 volts, as the wires used could not carry a greater number. He thought the horses were killed by leakage from an electric light wire, which had crossed one of their circuits. Tnis charged the latter, and a per son coming into contact with it would re ceive a powerful shock. Colonel W. H. Stone, the solicitor of the company, stated that the idea of the com pany was to have a full investigation. They put on the system after it had been success fully used in dozens of other cities. It the system was defective or dangerous, the company wanted to know it ELECTEICITT IN OTHEB CITIES. A similar investigation to the present one has just been concluded at St Louis. The city authorities brought up everything they possibly could against the Sprague system, but it was finally allowed to be put in on the most important streets of the city. Mr. Hand, another electrician of the com pany, stated that very often, while their men were working at night constructing their lines, they received heavy shocks by having their wires crossing with electric light currents. This, he said, was the cause ot the accident to the horses. After discussing the electrical situation the committee turned their attention to the object of the meeting. John Dalzell, Presi dent.of the Pittsburg, Allegheny and Man chester Traction Company, stated that they only wanted to change their motive power to either electricity or cables and had nothing to ask from Councils. They bad the right by act of Assembly to run over certain streets. Mr. Hendricks, of the Eleventh ward, said the ordinance giving the company per mission was indefinite wherein it referred to the lower end of Allegheny. It gave the company the absolute right to say how far down tneysbouid run. If they wanted to they need not run their cars to Woods' Bun, and the residents there would have to walk up to the terminus if the company chose to make them do so. His remarks were backed up by .Mr. Hartman, ot the Ninth ward, who said they did not propose to get leit on the rapid transit scheme. He objected io the four tracks on Ohio street and said the Pleasant Valley and Manchester lines should use the same tracks. The ordinance was finally referred to a sub-committee consist ing of Messrs. Lindsey, Lowe, A. Hunter, Muehlbronner and Neeb. They will confer with the City Solicitor and make a thorough investigation. ANDREW CARNEGIE'S VIEWS. The Generous Donor of the Alleshenj Library Write Abont Ills Gift Somo Significant Suggestions. City Clerk Dilworth, of Allegheny, yes-' terday received the following letter from Andrew Carnegie relative to the new library: My Dear Sib Thanks to the committee for sending me a copy of the proposed ordinance respecting the buildings which are soon to be formally handed over to the city of Allegheny, and thanks also for the privilege the ordinance gives me of being myself, or of nominating, an advisory member of the committee. The discussion which is taking pi aco as to the means by which the greatest benefits can be de rived from my gift is most encouraging, for the only real danger that it had to encounter was the indifference of the people. When once in terested nq voice so wise as theirs, and 1 rest in perfect confidence that, as the representatives of the people, the City Councils will devise and inaugurate the best means of making the library, art gallery and hall productire of all the good such things are capable of conferring upon a community. The instructive agitation now going forward will enable Conncilsto see clearly what is best. Again thanking your committee, I am Truly yours, Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Dilworth has also communicated with the officials of a number of public libraries, among them the Astor Library and Cooper Union of New York, the Chic ago Public Library and the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore, Md relative tod their plans of government, how managed, etc, with a view to obtaining useful infor mation for the guidance of Councils. A btrnnee Dlsnpprnrnnce. George W. Burnett of 1926 Wharton street, Southside, has disappeared. He is said to have lert home on December 18, buy ing a return trip ticket on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Bailroad lor Warren, O., and his friends have not seen him since. He is a prominent member of the G. A. B. of the Southside. He has a wife and two daughters, one of them being Miss Sadie Burnett, the well-known elocutionist The Jail Warden' Election. ' The County Prison Board will meet to-day to elect a jail warden for the year. The candidates are Warden Berlin, Deputy Warden Gang, and ex-Warden W. H. Smith. There are 13 members in the board, and Mr. Berlin expects to receive the votes of at least nine of them. De. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su BILL NYE, in to-morrow's DIS PATCH, recounts some of his ad ventures while on the road. HE STRUCK A KEEPER. Warden Wright, of Riverside Peni tentiary, Strikes a Hasty Blow. PRISON DISCIPLINE MAINTAINED. Captain Wright Hakes a Frank Statement "of the Difficulty. THE PEIS0N BOARD ADJUSTS THE CASE Some interesting rumors regarding a little episode which was said to have occurred at the Western Penetentiary on the 24th of December have been in circulation for several days. Putting together all the stories which were being chased around the corners it amounted to allegations that on the date mentioned a keeper in the penitentiary, named David Thomes, had called Warden Wright a liar. In a second gossip had re volvers in sight and rumor said that the keeper repeated and emphasized his state ment A special meeting of the committee of the Prison Board, which regulate all such mat ters, was supposed to have been called the next day, and the difficulty between Mr. Wright and Mr. Thomas adjusted to the satisfaction of all concerned. In order to confirm the rumor and sift out the facts or else secure an authentic denial, a Dispatch representative visited Biver side yesterday afternoon. WARDEN 'WRIGHT'S STATEMENT. Warden Wright was approached and made aware of the nature of the reports which were in circulation. He seemed surprised that such rumors should have been given credence by anyone. and made light of the difficulty. He was very reticent about the affair, and not in clined to talk. "Then there were no revolvers pulled, Warden?" "I am absolutely certain that I saw none, and don't believe "anyone else did," he re plied. "Where did the difficulty take place, Mr. Wright?" "Bight here in the reception room. As to its nature it does not concern the public. Officer Thomas is a good man and is still and will be on duty in the prison." The Warden was very averse to discussing 'the subject further, but being assured that the rumors had taken such a sensational tinge that it would be as well to acquaint the public wifh the facts, he finallyconsent ed to make a detailed statement, which he did, as follows: "The difficulty between Mr. Thomas and myself was on the evening of the 12th of September: I had previously had some words with Mr. Thomas over the grading of some of the officers of the prison, he claim ing that he had been slighted. I was con versing with a couple of gentlemen in the ro tunda here when Thomas, who was off duty at the time, passed by and caught a word which I had let fall. Totally misconstruing its meaning and application he rather rude ly interrupted the conversation. He ap plied an expression to me which roused my anger. I hit him with considerable force, I presume. He left the prison and went to his boarding house. KEEPER THOMAS' APOLOGY. "The next day he came to me and said he had been the aggressor, and apologized like the little man that he is. That is the whole story, and there were no revolvers drawn. Thomas is a good officer, and after it was over I felt much annoyed that yielding to impulsive temper he had said what he did ana I had struck him. "The matter was laid before the proper committee of the Prison Board the next day and disposed of to the satisfaction of both parties." David Thomas was next visited, but he declined io state how the. difficulty arose. He corroborated Warden Wright's state ments about the grading, but denied that the Warden hit him. An hour or so sub sequently both men were found chatting amicably and upon the best of terms, appar ently. He then admitted that a blow had passed, accounting for his denial by saying that he had refused to make a statement out of consideration for the Warden. Warden Wright's frank statement will doubtless be considered conclusive in regard to the matter. He is tnown to be a brave and fearless official, and those bivouacked with him on Southern battle fields were hardly ready to credit statements that he had been faced down with either fist or re volver when the discipline of the prison was at stake. The Riverside Prison Board met last evening rtvith a fnll attendance present, it being a regular meeting. Mr. George A. Kelly, of the board, was subsequently reached by telephone, but stated that he preferred to make no comment upon tbe matter, as it had been settled in an entirely, satisfactory manner. A FATAL ACCIDENT. Wm. Fortenbnrg Threw Somo Lnmber Ont of a Window, Killing a Dot. v Yesterday a boy named Harry Smith, 9 years old, was killed by being struck on the head with a block thrown from a third-story window by a yoang man named William Eortenburg. It seems that young Smith and a companion were passing along Lacock street, in front of Willey's planing mill, a three story building. The top' floor was occupied by a stair builder uamed James Davidson. Forten burg is employed by Davidson and was throwing some lumber out of the window at the time the boys were passing. One of the blocks strnck young Smith on the head, in flicting injuries from which he died ten minutes later. Coroner McDowell was notified, and or dered an autopsy to be held, the result of which showed that the boy's death had been caused by a fracture of the skull, near the base of the brain. William Eortenburg, the man who threw the block out of the window, was then placed under arrest by Detective Mnrphy, and was subsequently released on $2,600 bail. The deceased lad lived with his aunt, Mrs. James Johnson, at 157 South avenue, Alle gheny. His father was killed three years ago by a blow-out at Zng & Co.'s mill. Chief Bigelow In tbe vVuy. Thomas A. Gillespie, of the Squirrel Hill Electric Bailway, yesterday held a consul tation with Chief Bigelow concerning the construction ot the line through or around Schenley Park. Chief Bigelow insisted that the railway should not encroach upon the park in any way, and maintained that the company Would suffer nothing by a change of route. Colonel Shaw Post Installation. Colonel Bohert G. Shaw Post No. 206, G. A. B.t colored, held its annual installation ceremonies at its hall, No. 925 Liberty ave nue, last night. Deputy Installing Officer Reese, of Post 157, officiated, and comrades from a number of other posts were present By special invitation Attorney William A. Golden was the orator of tbe evening. 1 The New Flint Scale The conference between the flint glass manufacturers' joint committee and the American Flint Glass Workers' Union was continued yesterday. It is understood that no serious friction exists with reference to changes in the scale, ;and that it will prob ably be effected without difficulty. The conference adjourned to Tuesdaymext. Amcrlcns Club Animal Election. Tbe annual election for officers and direc tors of tbe Americus Club will take place this evening. There are several lively con tests and an interesting time is expected. Mr. Harry Paul will be re-elected Presi dent without opposition. bader.injhe FiGHT. A Row Between the Democratic nnd Re " publican Committees The Latter Kept Possession of tlio Hall. The Democratic and Republican City Committees of Allegheny held their meet ings last night in the Korthside City Hall. There was a small sized "scrap" early in the evening, owing to the Republicans taking possession of tbe Democrats hall. The latter had arranged for the Common Council chamber some weeks ago. This is the largest room in the bnilding, and seats over twice as many people as Select Council ball. When the Democrats arrived last night the hall was in the possession of a number of sturdy Re publican sidewheelers. They refused to vacate, and said "they would meet there or not at all." After considerable parley, the Democrats, who were largely in the mi nority, adjourned to the other hall, where they held their meeting. Peter Huckenstein presided. Upon motion the primaries were fixed for January 11, between 5 and 7 o'olock P. M., the con vention to be held on the following Tuesday in Common Council Chamber at 7:30 o'clock. Major A. J. Pentecost presided at the Republican Committee meeting, and A. Kennedy acted as Secretary. Several changes in the rules were adopted. The time for the holding of the primaries was changed to the Friday preceding the date of the municipal election. The election boxes, which heretofore have been in the custody of the Mayor, will in future be re tained by the judge of the primary election. There was considerable excitement in the town yesterday, on the published report that William Bader had withdrawn from the mayoralty contest W. K. Freed, one of Mr. Bader's personal friends, denied that he had anv intention of so doing. The ru mor was to the effect that the candidate was offered $1,000 to pull oat, but this is not true. "Billy" is in the fight to stay and although confined to7 his room with rheuma tism, he says he will kick hard enough be fore the convention takes place. The report was without foundation. DESISTJJD FROM PRACTICE. The Chinese Practitioner Abandons the Field, bnt Will Sell Drugs. Gun Wah, the Chinese doctor, and bis in terpreter and manager, Bertrand, were ar raigned before Alderman McKenna yester day afternoon to answer the charge of prac ticing medicine without diplomas or license contrary to a law of the Commonwealth. The prosecution was represented by Assist ant City Attorney Clarence Burleigh and Inspector McAleese, and the defense by Josiah Cohen. Attorney Burleigh said that a conference had been held, and 'that the defendants had agreed, if the prosecution were not pushed, to desist from their business and to leave Allegheny county-- He asked that the in formations be held against tbe defendants, and that they be allowed to depart on their own recognizances, with the understanding that if they should ever attempt to resume their practice in Pittsburg, the informations against them will be pushed. "The law," said Mr. Burleigh, "is simply designed to suppress illegitimate practitioners, and these gentlemen propose to suppress them selves." Attorney Cohen, for the defendants, ap proved of what Mr. Burleigh had said. His clients, he said, had not been aware that they were acting contraiy to law, and were willing to cease. While they might have been violating a statute, they leit that they had not oarried on their business contrary to any moral law.or in any way not bene ficial to the people who had bonght their medicine. "They have been engaged," said Mr. Cohen, "in the sale of a preparation which has received the indorsement of the best medical abilitv throughout the country. They propose to abandon this business en tirely." Alderman McKenna said that he was per fectly satisfied with the agreement reached. He would, therefore, release the defendants on their own recognizance to the amount of $1,000 each. A gentleman connected with Gun Wah said that the business carried on in the yel low front on Pcnn avenue wonld be entire ly relinquished, but that the Chinese rem edies would be placed in drug stores for sale. MEETING OF WAREHOUSEMEN. McGawWns Present, bnt Was Asked to Withdraw by the M. W. L. A. 7190, Warehousemen, K. of L., held its usual meeting last night In the ab sence of the local Master Workman, Dis trict Master Workman X K. Ross presided. About 0 members assembled. Among them was Homer L. Mcaaw, who, when asked for the password, said that he thought it was a meeting of the Warehousemen's Union. He withdrew on being called upon by the Master Workman, who declared that he had no right to be present since he was not a Knight of Labor. The Atsembly ex punged the minutes ot the last two meetings from its records on the score of illegality. PRESENTED WITH A WATCH. A Hustling Agent Suitably Rewarded by an Insnranco Company. The local officials and the agents of the People's Mutual Accident Insurance Com pany held a' meeting in the office of the comnany in the Hamilton building, on Filth avenues yesterday afternoon. It is customary at these meetings to award a prize to the agent who has secured the great est number of members during the -vear. The records of the comnany showed that FrankP.Slocum, of Bradford, was entitled to the prize, and he was accordingly pre sented with a valuable gold watch, suitably engraved. A Peculiar Accident. Oliver Creigbton, an employe at Clark's Solar Iron Works, tell from a wagon yes terday afternoon, and suffered a severe frac ture of the skull. He was taken to his home on the Thirty-third street hillside. The injured man's condition is considered serious. An Unfortunate Loss. Joseph Durkin, a plumber of the Eight eenth ward, lost $57 from his vest pocket yesterday afternoon while walking on Stan, ton avenue. He had it in large bills, and after he discovered the loss, retraced his steps but could not find the money. - WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING. Some Who Travel, Some Who Do Not, and Others Who Talk. Attorneys J. W Lee and M. F. Elliott were In the city, yesterday to take the testi mony of B. B. Campbell, President of tbe Bear Creek Kenning Company, in the suit of Logan, Emery & Weaver, refiners of Philadelphia, against tbe Pennsylvania Kallroad Company fur alleged freight discrimination. They found Mr. Campbell confined to his bed with In fluenza. Mr. Andrew Carnegie arrived in the city night before last with the intention of at tending to a number of engagements, but as be was suffering from a severe cold be was unable to keep them. It is thought that a rest of a day or two will bring him around all right. John B. Schlosser and bride, will ar rive in Pittsburg this morning from tbeir wed ding trip. Mr. Schlosser will immediately as sume charge ot tbe Hotel Schlosser, which he will formally Open Monday, Will W. Youngson, son of J. B. Young son, tbe confectfoner.Jwas last night licensed to' preach. Tbe induction ceremonies were held in the Smitbfleld Street Methodist church. Bev. C. F. Locke officiated. President William Smith went to Phil adelphia last night on business connected with tbe conference now pending between ths American Flint Glass Workers' Union and the Manufacturers. M. L. Campbell, of Beaver Falls, and Henry M. Pugh, ot New Brighton, were at the Hotel Anderson yesterday. E. B. Wasbburne, of Chicago, a nephew of tbe late ex-Minister to France, Is at the Hottl Anderson. MORENUS IS THE MM. A Successor to President Campbell Has Finally Been Elected. EESDLT TO BE ANNOUNCED TO-DAY. Patrick Cleary's Defeat Laid at President Campbell's Door. STATEMENTS FROM ALL CONCERNED The long drawn out contest for the Presi dency of the Window Glass Workers Asso ciation bas finally been settled by tbe elec tion of Granville Morenos, of Cleveland, N. Y., as a successor to James Campbell. The official count is not to be made until to-night, but the returns have all been re ceived and enough leaked out yesterday to warrant the presumption that Mr. Morenus is elected. This has been the hottest contest that has ever taken place in the history of the organ ization, and it is the first time that a non resident of Pittsburg has been elevated to the position. Early in October the tally sheets for the first ballot were sent out There were then six candidates. A FUTILE BALLOT. The first ballot was futile and on the sec ond ballot there were but tour candidates. A third ballot was ordered, with Patrick Cleary, of the Southside, and Mr. Morenus as the opposing candidates. There was some pretty lively election eering by the friends of the contestants. Mr. Cleary being a member of the General Assembly, is very popular all over the dis trict, and no doubt would have been elected if his support at home had been on the same proportionas that from abroad. TTn fortu nately for'bim, he failed to carry Pitts burg. ' CHAEGBD WITH ELECTIONEERING. His friends say that his defeat is largely due to work done by President Campbell and Secretary George L. Cake, but the lat ter deny that they took any part in the mat ter. Mr. Cleary said yesterday he had made no effort to secure his election, simply allowing matters to take their own course. He is a cutter at lnmsen s glass bouse. Mr. Morenus, the new President, was born in Cleveland, N. Y., where he bas lived all his life. He is a double-thick blower, and is spoken of as a thoroughly practical man, and fitted for the office to which he has been elected. He is married and is said to be in pretty' good circum stances. He will be installed at the regular meeting of L. A. 300 next Friday evening. President Campbell, who has been com pelled to bold over since the close of the year, will continue in charge of affairs un til Mr. Morenus is installed. The latter is expected to arrive about Tuesday or Wed nesday next. He is elected for one year. The office pays $1,600 per year. THEY HAD NOTHING TO SAT. Mr. Cleary was asked for a statement yes terday, bnt he said he had nothing to say. He expressed great surprise that the result had gained circulation, as it was not in tended that it shonld be known until to night. There was an air of secrecy around the office ot the association ou Carson street "I have nothing to say," was Secretary Cake's reply to every question pat Presi dent Campbell was as mum as an oyster, and intimated that he did not know who was elected. It may be stated that the re porter gleaned the information upon which to base the above statements from outside sources. Landlords. Having increased our facilities, we are more than ever prepared to give special at tention to tbe management of properties and estates in Pittsburg, Allegheny and suburbs, renting and collecting rents. By our uni form system we secure better results than can be obtained by owners. Monthly set tlements and itemized statements forwarded promptly. Black & Baied, 95 Fourth avenue. This Will Be tbe Banner Day Of Kaufmanns' great January reduction sale of Newmarkets, cloaks, wraps, jackets, shawls, etc. It'll be a day of slaughter and carnage all through their vastand handsome cloak rooms. A saving, ranging from 33 to 60 per cent will be guaranteed to every pur chaser. SEAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LHtL, 401 Smitbfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue. Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $50,000. Deposits of $1 and upward received and interest allowed at 4 per cent tts The Anderson Gns-SaTinz Burner Soldby C. Trautman's, 1803 Carson st, S. S. Samuel Hare & Co., 1717 Carson st, S. S. Jos. (Jones & Co., Main and Alexander sts., W. E. John Cowley, 6229 Penn ave., E. E. B. J. Bradshaw, 71 Jackson st, Allegheny? L K Becker, 646 Penn ave. F. P. Kohne. 141 Fourth ave., and Standard Plumbing Co., 82 Fourth aye. H. Sonnenbebg, photographer, 35 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg. Use elevator; and 62 Federal street, Allegheny. Cabinet pho tos at reduced rates. Life size crayon por traits a specialty. MTbs Why is Drejdoppel Soap Like Mr. EIIT Because it pets there; washes clothes clean, beautifully white, sweet and health ful to wear; is the finest, best and most economical for all purposes that soap can be used for. Reduced to 8c a full pound bar, at grdcers everywhere. The cold weather has come to stay, and if you want to keep warm and save money at the same time, use the Anderson bu-ner, that bas proven to be the very cheapest gas saving burner in the market. Standabd Pluhbtko Co., 5VSSu 82 Fourth avenue. . Attention, Landlords! Avery important matter to look after this time of the year is the engagement of a re liable agency to manage the renting of your houses. The well-known firm of Black & Baird have increased their facilities in this branch and are more than ever prepared to give special attention to the management of properties and estates in Pittsburg, Alle gheny and suburbs. By the uniform system they have adopted, better results are ob? tained than by the owners. Monthly settle ments, with itemized statements, are for warded promptly. Those who use Frauenheim & Vilsack's celebrated ale and porter pronounce it ex cellent in flavor and very beneficial in its effect Kept by all first-class dealers. The use of Angostura Bitters excites the appetite and keeps the digestive organs in order. B. fcB. The greatest gray mohair bargain is the 35 cent one on sale to-day. Booos & Buhl. Landlords Should see that their agents have the fol lowing qualifications before giving them their property for management: Responsibility, Experience and Facilities. All these you have in Black & Baird, 95 Fourth avenue. SETTERS AND POLNTERS-G. H. Sandlson, in to-morrow's DIS PATCH, talks about the contro versy on their respective qualities. TKIED T0 Eli flEKSELR A Woman la Central Station Attempts Suicide Inspector McAleese Prevented Her Designs. Suicide by a woman named Smith, in the Eleventh ward station house, was prevented yesterday evening by Inspector McAleese. Peter Smith is a carpenter of middle age, living at tbe corner of Chestnut and Vickroy streets, In the Sixth ward. About three weeks ago be and his wife quarreled. The cause of the quarrel is said to have been the presence in their house of a man whom Mrs. Smith took as a boarder. He desired no boarder, wbile she insisted that they needed the boarder's money to belp them along financially. Since that time husband and wife did not speak. The quarrel hid a terrible effect on Mrs. Smith's nerves. She could not Bleep, and showed evidences of hysteria at times. She began to take morphine, and from morphine vi ent to whisky. She con sumed such large doses of the liquor that the neighbors btgan to complain of the noise she made. Yesterday afternoon Officer Bosenblatt considered it necessary to arrest Mrs. Smith. He found her seriously intox icated and violent, and sent her to the Eleventh ward police station. On his way home to supper last evening, Inspector McAleese went to the cell to talk with the woman. She became very hys terical, and it was with difficulty that the Inspector could quiet her. She was by that time nearly sobered, and she wept bitterly over her arrest She related her troubles to the Inspector, saying that her husband was breaking herheart She is a comely, well dressed woman of 45 'years, nnd is the mother of one child. She showed evidences of being well educated. After the inspector returned from bis sup per he again entered the cell room in the station house. Not a sound could be heard iu the cell occupied by Mrs. Smith. The inspector slipped up in the shadow and saw the woman standing on a bench. She was trying to tie a handkerchief around a top bar. This she evidently found to be too short She then took off a white skirt, fastened it to the bar and tied the handker chief to the end of that The inspector thonght that the preparations had gone far enough, and, calling Sergeant'Berry, the woman was taken Irom her cell. She was quiet, offering no resistance, but she wept The Inspector sent au officer to the house of Peter Smith, and the carpenter was con ducted to the station. After a long talk the Inspector induced Smith to forgive his wife and take her home with him. The man's only complaint was that his wife possessed "a terrible temper. When the couple left thp police station the woman was still crying and declaring that she would kill herself. Banqueted at Ibo Dnqnesne. Carnegie, Phipps & Co. entertained their representatives at the Hotel Duquesne last night About 40 gentlemen representing the firm in other cities were present B. & E. A FEW OF MANY BARGAINB FOB YOUNG LADIES. A large range and choice In Plain, Fancy and Yest Front Jackets, All reduced to Jl, to and $7. PLUSH JACKETS, S8, MO and $12. PLUSH CLOAKS, now S15, S20 and 825. OHILDBEN'S GAEMENTS I Finest Styles I Heaviest Cuts 1 NEWMARKETS AND LONG WRAPS I Your choice of Stylish Garments at S8, S10, S12 and $15. Embracing GABMENTS SOLD FROM (12 TO $35. EXTRA GRADES rw BEAL JACKETS I One Hundred Dollars for Eighty. EXTRA GRADES m SEAL WALKING COATS! 1125 Garments for 5100. BIBER & EASTON, 505 and 507 MARKET STREET. de29-TTSSn INFLUENZA Is very contagions to people suffering from Ir ritation of the throat By using tbe celebrated SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, this unfailing remedy for sore throat, coughs, catarrh and hoarseness, you can protectyour selves against this dreaded disease. Every body shonld keep a box of SODEN MINERAL PASTILLES, In the bouse. Sold by all druggists at 25c and 50c a box. Pamphlets sent gratis on application by the Soden Mineral Springs Cp., Lim'td. 15 CEDAR ST., NEW YORK. Ja2-WB CIGAR CABINETS FOR CHRISTMAS gifts, hermetically sealed, so as to preserve the cigars f resb and moit from beat of natnral gas. For sala by JOHN A. RENSHAW & CO., Fancy Grocers, cor. Liberty and Ninth streets. de4-ws CLEAB HAVANA CIGARS-A FRESH AR RIVAL just in. The best ciiar for S7 per hundred; qnalitv guaranteed. For sale by JOHN A. RE.NSHAW &CO, Fancy Grocers, corner Liberty and Ninth streets. del-ws Frannfi, Kfendrick l Co., FIRST ANNUAL ODD SALE THIS WKEK. ODD PLATES, ODD CUPS and SAUCERS, ODD CRACKER JABS, ODD CHOCOLATE JUGS, ODD BEIC-A-BRAO, ODD STANDS, AND OTHER REMNANTS, Will be sold prior to Btocfc-taklng at from one-balX to two-thirds price. 618 SM1THF1ELD STREET, Opposite City Hall.- ,. ,' r-te .-.fJ2-,: HOSE WELLS IS BCTLBE.,-, - Two Wells Belonging to T. W. ntllliw Drilled In Yesterday. '., , The Butler oil field has not vet been exk-AM Ttnvr1 an Tinarn htir rha r1rrvflm 1 Vl T T. W. Phillips, irho is at the Hotel AndeJSv -Vt . V. . Mt WV W . .U.U. . The well which he has been drilling oa ...UA'Jb.AJ MUU4, UCd( UlUk UCi MUBKi yesterday and is good for 110 barrels a day ITlJt wpll nn thft T,AiTni filpm In tnft Hlvlpv. ' ville district came in yesterday also and is sowing at the rate or 30 barrels a day. "The oil is not all out of Butler county by long odds," said Mr. Phillies last even ing. "Years ago when other operators had almost abandoned tnat Held, x made up my ., mind that their drills had missed many a paying pool. I invested my money there' ana nave yet to oe cusappointea. TBE BEIil STONE COEMB. Tbe Eov. C E. Locke Denies That tbe Cfanrch Property will be Sold. VBev. C. E. Locke, pastor of the Smith field Street M. E., or Brimstone Corner Church, was Interviewed last evening with reference to the reported sale of the church property for $200,000. He denied that an offer bad been made for it, but said that he had been approached by the agent of a real estate firm who asked if it was on the market. He also said that it could not be purchased for love or money, as it had a larpe and prowim? concrepatian. and was a downtown church. A member of the Board of Trustees confirmed Mr. Locke's statements. RIDEB HAGGARD'S latest and greatest; -worfc, "Beatrice, has been seoured for publication In THH DISPATCH. The opening ohapters "will appear in to-morrow's issue. JOB. HDRNE i CD.'Bl. " Cp 1 PENN AVENUE STORES.' . i PrrrsuuBO, Saturday, January i, 189a Let the Men's Department lead in Saturday's bargain story. It doesn't ask you to forget the others. Merely to give it a good share of your attention to-day. Much to be closed out In tbe men's goods to-day. A big lot of men's and boys' fancy colored shirts, with cuffs and 2 or 3 collars to match, 75c reduced from SI 50, 51 75 and 3. Soma nobby bargains among- this lot. Even "a big lot" will not guarantee your pick this evening. Come at once. A lot of boys' waists that were $1 2S, JHO and SI 65. reduced to 75c all sizes, best patterns. .v.' Alotof tbe best sanitary wool underwear reduced to tl SO a suit. Finest Scotch wool underwear, super quality, extra finish, rednced to $2 a garment. Some grand picking among the neck wear counters. Slightly demoralized from the big holiday rush. Former prices lost sight of. Husband, son or father wants a good-looking serviceable office tie. Join the scramble for the lot at 50c, reduced from $1 25. 1 1 50, f 1 75 and 2. Flsk, Clark and Flaggs stylish scarfs at S75o and SI each. Fancy even ing wear ties that were Jl to SI 75 are all 75c It's a rleckwear clearance sale, and they must go. Hosiery, -s. nioT-ps. if Woii riraiced In bareain offerlnzs. tftj We can fit anyone yet in amok- ! lag Jackets. Prices on all smoking Jackets reduced. The straws from Ladles' and Children's Underwear Department : 50c Merino goods now 25c SI 25 Merino goods now 75c Ton are missing bargains every hour you stay away. Thousands of yards of beautiful ribbons j that have dropped clear out ot sight 01 former prices. Ask lor tnese 10-aay: Tit 1 Nns. 2. 3 and 6. at 5c . Lot 2, Nos. 6 and 7, at 8c. Lot 3, Nos. 7 and 9, at Ite. Lot 4, Nos. 9 an a 12, at 15c Lot 5. Nos. 12 and 16, at 20c Lot 6, Nos. 22, 30, 0, 50, etc, 25c" . ,-J Also, beautiim Crown Edge Moire ribbons. Picot Edge Gros Grain ribbons. " Satin and Gros Grain ribbons. Barn ttiooons, etc, etc, etc. j, Banging in price from 5c to 7ac a yard. An extraordinary ribbon sale. Mllllnory Department's Saturday gacrUeM 500 Felt Hats, for ladies and children. 25c each, that were SI to S2 each. Hundreds ot bunches of artificial flowers at 25c, 50c and II per bunch that were II to SI each. Something of interest for you! .'N In Ladies' Gloves to-day. - - "ktf. ' rliiA i - rf-sa JQB. HDRNE I GO j? Jc PENN AVENUE STUJtC.S.-3 A ','& A' : . -V -?JJ rBtt'3 ' , .- &J "' - , .. A " f 1 h' ifc?i . r , ; - J3 a ; .. 6 1 . -1 (iUi Vik"