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THE PrCTSBTJEG DISPATCH, SUNDAY. AUGUST 31, - 1890.
i PRINTED UPON ICE,
Tho Peculiar Manner in Which Some
Coiftict-Made Goods are Stamped
According to Law.
TEN PEISOHEES EVER AT YYOBK
Ttrnlns Oat Twelve Tons of Artificial Ice
Daily to Help Snpply Pittsburg
A BEHIND THAT CIN'I BE HALF MET.
'How Distilled VTater I Made Into a Lcisry If In
mates of the Woikhouse.
Prisons an; newly always associated with
the w.ords cold and dampness, vet one would
hardly thlnt of making ice in a workhouse.
But they do, and, strange as it may sound,
coming from a place where so much wicked
sets is confined, it is absolutely pure.
How many Pittsburgers have used the ice
which once bore this stamp:
: Convict Mass. :
: isoa :
t AlXEGHENr cowtt :
': WoEKnoTjat :
'Every one is apt to say he never did nor
ever wonld, and, should some one tell him
his iceman bought his ice at the workhouse,
would throw up his hands in horror. Yet a
great many wholesale dealers in Pittsburg
and elsewhere get their ice from Claremont,
but before it has been in their hands many
lours the stamp has disappeared, as the
mark is made by placing a warm stamp on
the ioe and melting the ice, thus letting the
letters stand out about an eighth of an inch
from the surface.
BOW ICE IS MADE.
A Dispatch reporter called at the work
.. house, yesterday, and watched the convicts
'at work while Superintendent Warner ex
plained the modus operandi, from post to
finish. On being told the object of the
visit, Superintendent Warner led the
visitor through the great iron doors, which
opened as if by magic to his voice, yet
which shut out the. world from the prisoners
bs effectually as the tower did Henry IV.
, After passing three of the doors, which
clanged harshly behind the Superintendent
-and his guest, making a strange feeling of
solitude creep over the latter, they reached a
building about 100 feet long and 50 wide,
near the center of the workhouse yard where
the ice is made. It is divided into two
rooms; one in which the ice is made, con
taining the machinery and tanks, while in
the other are the store and packing depart
ments. At the left, as one enters the building,
are the condensers, boilers and engine, be
fore which stood the convict engineer,
dressed, like all the other convicts, in
brown jeans trousers, hickory shirt and
dark cap, who looked up for a moment to
see who would possibly enter behind those
WORK ON A PLATFOBM.
In the back of the room, extending the
entire length, and half way across it, is
what at first looks like an enourmouB plat
form, about four and a half feet hi eh, from
the right of which is a chute leading to the
entrance of the packing room. On this
platform is another convict, whose business
It is to draw the ice from the tank beneath,
and at the foot of the chute are three who
pack the ice, or load and stamp it.
Under the platform is an enormous tank,
filled with salt water, and through which
run iron pipes. The top of the platform is
made up of 24 trap doors, similar to the
doors of an ordinary ice chest, each of which
opens into the tank below.
Ten convicts are employed at ice making.
They are divided into two forces of five
each, who succeed each other every 12 hours,
so that the work goes on night and day,
turning out 12 tons of ice every 24 hours,
save from 5 o'clock Saturday" alternoon
until Monday morning at 7 o'clock, when
the works are shut down.
The tank contains 48 galvanized iron re
ceptacles, each 38 inches deep, 14 inches in
breadth and 14 inches wide. These are filled
with distilled water, which, after 48 hours,
will have turned to ice. The superintend
ent, after explaining each move, said: "I
do not yet perfectly understand the process,
but this is all I know: Aqua Ammonia is
boiled by steam and raised, in a boiler, to a
pressure of 180 pounds, from which it is
conveyed to a converter through iron pipes
in which it is compressed to a liquid. It ii
then passed through cooling tanks, and
after it has been drawn into the pipes which
run through the salt water in the large tank,
the pressure is withdrawn, and the liquid
ammonia turns at once to gas, thus expand
ing in a ratio of 1 to 100, and this expansion
generates the cold which freezes the dis
tilled water in the galvanized iron recepta
cles. WHO BUYS THE ICE.
"As soon as one receptacle of water has
been turned to ice, which is done after 48
hours, it is taken ont and taken into the
packing room. Each cake of ice is li inches
square and 34 inches long, weighs 223
pounds, and is as clear as crystal. The ice
is sold to wholesale dealers in Pittsburg and
-as far east as Westmoreland county, at (8
a ton. Beside this, it is sent to Dixmont,
Xforganza and other public institutions.
"lhe cost of making the ioe is compara
tively small, as the only expense is (300 a
Tear, which is spent in buying ammonia.
The plant," continued the Superintendent,
as he led the way back, "is far too small, as
we have had more ordersjthan we could pos
sibly fill, and if the natural ice is as scarce
scxt winter as it was last, I shall try to have
the plant enlarged."
"Doesn'' the stamn fade out?"
(JWhyi I essppose it does, but that is not
any bulmtss. They are on when they leave
the place, and that is all the law requires."
As the Snoerintendent made that remark
a guard looked up with anything but a
pleased expression on his cadaverous count
enance, and which, if read aright, might
have said: "I'll get even with you yet By
having the Superintendent take you
through I lose the fee of a quarter, which we
always get for showing visitors through' the
BOTANISTS TO MEET.
The Opening Meeting; et tbe Fall Beasoa,
A meeting of the Botanical Society of
Western Pennsylvania will be held Thurs
day evening, September 4, at 7:30 o'clock,
"in the parlors of the Pittsburg Library.
A large number of Interesting plants
from New Jersey and other localities will
be exhibited and Mr. C. O. Hellor will give
' an interesting account of his visit to the ex
tensive herbarium of Messrs. Park, Davis
& Co., of Detroit. '
BULL &S0THEB. BBZAKD0W2T.
An Accident on the Cattle Shannon Incline
Canies a teppnr.
'The sew Castle Sbannon incline, whioh
started running Monday, has again stopped,
owing to a breakdown in the machinery. It
may tate a month to repair the damage.
Something has gone wrong with the ma
chinery and caused a stoppage a number of
times. Engineers say that tbe double en
clnes can never bo made to work success
fully. If such is the case it will cause a
j great loss to tbe incline company.
A RUNAWAY ELECTRIC CAR.
Dashes Down Gradr, Overturns a Bdrbt
and Breaks Tbroash tho Unllrond fcSntetr
Gales Funic Among the Passengers
Two Persons Seriously Hart.
An accident iu which a carload of pas
sengers were nearly dashed to death oc
curred about 6 o'clock-yesterday evening at
the Sandusky street crossing of the West
Penn Railroad. Electric car No. 124 of
the Pleasant Valley line got beyond the
motor man's control while rounding the
corner of Ohio and Sandusky streets and ran
down the steep grade at a terrifio rate of
speed. The motor man applied the brakes
but faMed to check tbe car's speed. The
passengers became panic-stricken and made
a rush for the door.
The conductor prevented several ladies
from jumping off the runaway car, which
must have been going at the rate of 30 miles
an hour. As the car neared Stockton ave
nue the motormen saw that a collision was
imminent with a carriage and a buggy,
which stood at the railroad crossing wait
ing lor a . passing train to pass.
He motioned 'for tbe driver to pull off, which
was done barely in time to escape coming in
contact with tne electric car. In the buggy
.which stood nearest the safety gates was
seated Miss Annie McCleary, of Duquesne
Heights, and Harvey Ferguson, of No. 9
River avenue, a boy about IS years old.
The occupants tried to jump from the
buggy, but before they succeeded the car
struck tbe buggy and hurled it around
against the gates, smashing through the frail
barrier. The car continued on, with the
buggy sliding along the street and pnshed
the vehicle np alongside the moving train.
Luckily tbe train bad not got started fairly
well, having just lett the depot one square
below. The speed of the car had been
checked somewhat in colliding with the
buggvand stopped on the north track. Tbe
shrieks of the lady passengers in the car
were terrible, and tbe male passengers could
not restrain their fears and made
frantic efforts to get out of the cars,
which did not allay the ladies' fears in the
least. The train was stopped and the car
also came to- a standstill in striking the
Miss McCleary had her left arm and right
leg broken iu attempting to pet ont of the
bug$y. She was carried into the under
taking rooms of Perry Charles, at the cor
ner of Stockton avenue, and was removed
later to tbe Allegheny General Hospital.
Young Ferguson, in some unaccountable
manner, had one of his ears taken off and
got badly used np otherwise. The motor
man refused to proceed with the car, and
gave himself up at the Allegheny Mayor's
Office, but was released shortly afterward,
when it was learned that tbe injuries of the
lady and boy were not serious.
M05EY FOE THE COT.
Toronto Proposes to Sell Street Hallway
Franchises to the Highest Bidder. .
A secret committee from Toronto, Canada,
representing that city, was in Pittsburg yes
terday looking into the relations that exist
between the street railways and the munici
pality. In the party were Miles Vbkes,
Chairman; C. Sproatt, Assistant City Engi
neer, and Prank Denton, a Toronto lawyer.
Mr. Yokes explained that tbe charters of
the Toronto street railways would expire
next year, and tbe city has no desire to
grant franchises without getting some re
turns. A proposition has been made for the
city to lay the. road bed and sell out the
privilege of building any kind of a
road to the highest bidder, provided
that the rapid transit is the object to be at
tained. The street roads now pay the city
250,000 a year outside of the regular taxes,
and there are 78 miles of track.
The committee has been in several East
ern cities, and went West last evening.
They had long interviews with Colonel
Andrews, of the Pleasant Valley line, and
Vice President George Rice, of the Du
quesne traction. They were well pleased
with the local roads, but thought that the
city didn't get enough for its valuable priv
eleges. W0HT LET THEM WORK.
The Bnlldlng Trades Council Declares That
Union Hen SInst Leave the Exposition,
The Building Trades Council met last
night and decided that union men cannot
work at the Exposition building so long as
non-union men are engaged there. The
question was taken up soon after the council
met and was strongly discussed. Finally a
resolution was passed in which the council
indorsed the action of tho union men in re
fusing to work with non-union men, and de
cided that all union men now working there
are violating the rules and regulations of
their organizations. A second resolution
was adopted in which the council requested
all union men to cease working at
the Exposition building immediately
and remain away from it nntil
the non-union men employed in the build
ing are withdrawn or are made union men.
A third resolution censuring Painters'
Union No. 10 lor permitting its members to
return to work, pending the action of the
Council, was also adopted.
Delegates were admitted to the Council
from the Mosaic Encaustic Tile Layers'Na
tional Union No. 2, from the Stone Builders
Union and from the Plumbers' Gas and
Steam Fitters' Union.
HIT WITH A HATCHET.
A Man's Wife Administers a Striking Ee
proof to Her Protector.
Yesterday was pay day, and Philip Saul,
of Welsh way, Sonthside, decided to cele
brate the event. It took a good deal of
beer, but at last be was in a condition to de
clare that he was a king, and finally, as the
stage of hilarity worked off, he wandered to
his home and sought to enjoy a blissful
sleep, free from care.
He says that his wife objected to his
actions, and, while he was lying on the bed,
she hit him on the head with a hatchet
Tbe scuffle that followed brought Officer
Dave Smith to the spot, and in a few mo
ments Saul was giving his pedigree to the
Sergeant at the station house. Dr. William
Stewart examined hirhead. It looked like
raw beefsteak, but the prisoner was so
drunk he could not realize his condition.
After a while he commenced to think that
be was hurt, and the last heard of him he
was calling, "Shay, doctor," until the sta
tion bouse resounded with his cries.
AMEEICUS DELEGATES HUBTLUTQ.
The Clnb to Elect Representatives to the
State Leagne Meeting
At the special meeting of the Americus
Clnb, Saturday evening next, delegates to
the annual convention of the State Leagne
of Republican clubs will be elected. The
meeting will be held in Philadelphia,
The following are the candidates so far
announced: Colonel W. H. Reed, Gus
Datte, Assistant Postmaster A. J. Edwards
and A. M, Voigt. Considerable hustling is
being done, and several other candidates
will likely he sprung before the election.
There will be three delegates elected.
A BABE SMOTHERED.
Two Deaths From tho Same Cause Within
a Month In One Family.
Coroner McDowell and Superintendent
M. J. Dean are investigating the death of
Violet M. Grant, 4 months old, who was
reported as having been smothered at ber
parents' home in Scotch Bottom, Twenty
About a month ago another child in this
family died in the same manner, but an in
vestigation relieved the parents of blame.
It has since been reported to tbe Coroner
that the mother uses intoxicants, and for
that reason a rigid investigation will be
De. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throatdiseasesexclusively. Office, 720 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
FARMERS BOPED IN
By Yery Smooih-Tongued Swindlers
Who Insured Their Lives,
PEOHISIKG A PAYMENT IN CASH.
The Money Was Paia Down,, and thfl Vic
tims ire Seeking Justice.
A WHOLESALE glSTEM OP SWINDLING
A wholesale system of defrauding farm
ers has come to light in the section of coun
try surrounding Pair Haven, on the Castle
Shannon Railroad. This time the woful
tale treats of the rascally transactions of
life insurance agents, who have succeeded
in fleecing a large number of the well-to-do
and intelligent agriculturists. Their money
has gone, an d their only consolation has
been a reverie on the "eussedness" of somo
men, after the style of the old farmer in
Will Carlton's "Lightning Rod Dispenser."
The gang has been at work for the past
three weeks, and in that time has made a
good haul. The victims are all located some
distance from either a railway or a telegraph
office. The swindlers have been carefnl in
the selection of their subjects, and have
rarely failed to push their schemes through.
A man who gives his name as W. D. Xing
has been operating in, the section of the
country surrounding Whitehall and Pair
Haven. He is a glib talker of prepossess
ing appearance, and from descriptions given
a slick swindler.
His plan has been to represent an insur
ance company, and insure the lives of the
farmers and their wives. By a payment of
25 cash as an initiation fee, and an agree
ment to pay $1 per month until death, the
victims are given the choice of accepting
?1,000 cash payment or 52,000 'at death.
The advantages offered by the former pro
position were invariably accepted and the
$25 paid over. The agent has now dis
appeared and the inveigled farmers hay
waited in vain for their cash payment
MAD ESOUGH TO LYNCH HIM.
The farmers are aroused, and swear
vengeance against the smooth-tongued in
dividual that has been the cause of their
troubles. The feeling has run so high that
any straneer appearing in the neighborhood
is looked on with suspicion, and the chain
attached to the collar of the watch dog is at
once unfastened. The farmers say that if
the rascal is seen in the neighborhood he
will get a taste of justice that may not be
just agreeable or exactly according to popu
Mr. Andrew Humpe, a well-to-do farmer
living east of Pair Haven, is one of the
victims. He has a fine farm, and was prob
ably spotted as a good person to approach
on money matters. When first touched on
the subject Mr. Hampe did not feel dis
posed to tell of his part in the transactions,
but at last he acknowledged that he was one
of the victims. After a little chat he said
he was willing to do all in his power to aid
in catching the rascals.
Iu recounting his experiences, Mr. Hampe
said: "It was about fonr weeks ago that
the agent, as he called himself, visited my
house. He was dressed in a natty black
suit, and appeared to be a very business sort
of a fellow. He was well informed and a
good talker, and, after a chat on current
events, proceeded to unfold his scheme of life
insurance. At first I told him that I did not
need to insure my life, as I was a member
of several lodges, and that my wife would
not suffer if I was called away from this
"He said that he represented the Penn
sylvania Insurance Company. It was or
ganized in 1883, and as sound as a dollar,
having 100,000 members, and 'owned the
State.' He seemed very anxious to have
me join. Tbe rules of the company forbade
admitting single persons. He said the older
members would later induce single men to
join their ranks.
PLAN OP THE LAYOUT.
"The plan of the company was to charge
$25 initiation fee, and 51 a month during
life. On payment of 525 and a promise to
pay $1 a month the holders of the policies
would receive (1,000 within eight days, or
$2,000 at death. In case of sickness a sick
benefit of $9 a week was also assured.
"At last I was prevailed upon to takeout
a policy, and chose the cash payment. I'
was assured that the 51,000 would be sent
me by mail. He also told me that the large
number of those who chose the post mortem
payment, and the large number of lapseJ-on
such, enabled the company to do a good
business. He said a collector wonld call for
the assessments. I paid him the $25 and he
drew up a lengthy agreement which I made
oath to and signed. I don't know what the
document contained, as I did not read it.
He gave me the following receipt for my
cash payment of f 25:
"Received of Mr. Andrew Hampe the initia
tion fee In fall to the Ap. of tbe TT. W. M.,
Ap. to receive all benefits in class ., com
mencing on July SO, A D. 1890.
"W. D. Knto,
"Traveling Officer, Sixth District of Pennsyl
SOME OTHER VICTIMS. "
Mr. Hampesaid that King also wanted to
insnre his wife, but he thought he would
wait and see whether he got his money first.
He says that it he should meet Mr. King he
would feel inclined to make the end of him
then and there.
Henry Stalz and Albert Kuntz, two other
farmers living in the same neighborhood,
have had the same experience as Mr.
Hampe, and it is said that there are any
number in the same fix. Some of the
farmers and, in fact, all of them have
been ashamed to tell of their experience in
being "taken in," and this fact has made
the work of the alleged insurance agents all
the more easy.
Work Got a Little Black.
Some 50 carpenters ana painfers were laid
off from the Port Wayne shops, Allegheny,
yesterday. The reason assigned by the
management was that work was beginning
to slacken after the summer activity.
Giving- Them a Benefit.
Mr. 'Edward Keenan, of the World's
Museum, will give a performance on the
Uth or September for the benefit of the
WflAT PEOPLE AKE 1)0IN8.
Some Who Travel. Some Who Do Rot. and
Others Who Talk.
-J. B. McOalley, assistant cashier of the
treasury department of the Pittsburg post
office, has reslened to go into the real estate
business. Carriers James Laden and F. E.
Jdedlgan have also severed their connection
with the postoffice. All three are(Democrats.
Miss Tiidesley, the Superintendent of
the Allegheny General Hospital, is enjoying a
visit from her sister, accompanied by the tat
ter's son. both of whom arrived from Brooklyn
yesterday lor a visit of several weeks' dura
tion. Louis A. Denison, chief clerk of the
Water Bureau, has received an invitation to at
tend a reunion of the Denison family on the
old farm at Liberty, Trumbull county. O., on
Warden Wright, of the Riverside Peni
tentiary, left for New York yesterday to at
tena to the receival of a load of matting yarn
which Is being brought from Africa.
W. M. Anthony, Secretary of the Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy road, was an
east-bound passenger through Pittsburg last
T. S. Pullwood, accompsnied by his
wife, left for tbe Seven Rivers, in Canada, last
evening to recuperate for several weekly
Mrs James Sherran and Mrs. John
Boyd have returned from a two weeks' sojourn
at Bidgeview Parle.
Ex-Mayor Roch, of Chicago, passed
through the city last evening going home.
AWAITING TRIAL BY -JURY,
OF THE PERSONS IN JAIL UPON
Six Prisoners to be Tried for Their Lives
An Ordinary sized 'Calendar List of
the Grand Jarars Drawn Opening- of
the September Term ofConrt.
The September session of the Criminal
Court will open to-morrow with Judge
Magee on the bench. The grand jury for
this term is as follows:
William1 Anderson, laborer, Wilklns town
ship; O. Beinhauer, livery, Twenty-ninth ward;
R. L. Black, farmer. West Deer township;
John Barbonr, clerk, Eleventh ward; Louis
Burns, farmer, Fiudley township; William
Crooks, teamster, Beltzboover borough;
Charles Crelghton, laborer, Thirty-third ward;
Henry Erlsman, shoemaker, Fourth ward;
George Erbe farmer,1 Bethel township; Jacob
Foreman, gent, Second ward, Allegheny;
Michael Farrechy, agent, Thfrty-flrst ward;
John King, farmer, McCandless township;
Thomas Mullen, packer. Thirteenth ward:
J as. R. McLaughlin, laborer, Mtffllq township;
Thomas McCulIough, clerk, Nineteenth ward;
Robert McElroy, painter, Moou township;
William McLean, merchant, North Fayette
townshlpt Edward Nuttall, farmer, Hampton
township; George Oliver, carpenter, Beltz
boover borough; A. H. Rowan, gent, Fourth
ward, Allegheny; Thomas B. Boiling, printer,
Tnirty-second ward; Charles Shiffbauer, car
penter, Fifteenth ward; James Bchlndler.
merchant. Third ward; J. M. Wood, shoe
maker, Third ward, Allegheny. ,
Warden Berlin last night completed the
jail calendar for this term of court. The
total number of cases is 139. Among them
are six held for murder, one for man
slaughter and one for manslaughter and in
fanticide! Tbe number of cases is about the
usual. The prisoners and the crimes with
which they'are. charged are as follows:
Murder-Alex Klllen, Laura F. Meiers, Pat
Farley, iilchard Herndon, Yrank Uereaeas, J. SL
Manslaughter Arthur Connolly, Sadie Alex
ander. Infanticide Sadla Alexander.
Attempt to murder Mrs. J. Levi.
Felonious snooting- Edward Madison and Joha
Felonious cutting Albert Davis and Frank
Feloniously pointing firearm's Bobert Carter,
Felonious assault and battery-James Black
barn, Frank Metnls, Ben Johnston, Frank Die
bold. Ag-gT&vated assault and battery John Lawler,
James BrltUIn, Cbarlea Brlttafn,' Edward Me
Collougb, David Madden, Joseph Keenan,
Assault and battery-Albert Green, Georgn
Brooks, Lewis Williams. Bernhart Burns (I),
Peter Counolly, Jonn Kearney, Albert Davis.
Jobn Barns, John Keys, Mary Brady, Pat Joyce
Pointing firearms Mary Grant.
Assault John Bracken.
Felonious assalt Wilbert Holmes, William Por
Attempted assault John Miller.
Burslary Alex Klllen. Jobn Freeman, An
drew Uangwlsch (J).
.Entering a home with Intent to commit a felony
Iilchard Kavenaugh and Jobn Prlddy.
Larceny William Welch, Owen McNatly (61,
Charles Richards. Jacob Bowe, Robert Pleasant,
Delilah Randolph, Charles Hurllm. Balrd Walton,
James Matsey, Charles Hargrove alias Worden
i3), Richard Brown, Barney Pagan, Frank Beden
:avltz, John Welpert, .Samuel Kiddle, Anne
Slppey, M. Kaschep, William Cox, Fred Mc
Brlde, Robert Pavton, Frank Bides, Edward
Cuady, Walk Russell, gnsan McUlade, Patrick
Stock, David Hastings. William Hurry, Albert
Bailer, Lena King, William Moore, Lewis John
son, Henry Brown, Andrew Bronco, Uteve Chls
man, Lottie Klnx, Thomas Smith.
Larceny from the person Harry O'Nell, Laura
Meyers, Ueorge Bender. Bobert Nelson.
Attempted robbery James Costello.
Borse stealing George Kerkers, David Dixon.
Receiving stolen goods-Sadlc Santonin
False pretense Charles Altsman.
Embezzlement Henry Floyd. r
Conspiracy to defrand-iFrank Butler, X. J.
Sefton, M. J. Phillips, William Harrison.
Acting as an insurance agent without Uoense
3. J. Edwards.
Cheating a lodging house keeper Patrick Cant
well. Contempt of court James X. Beed.
Arson Jobn Shaun".
Forcible eutrv and detainer Patrick Joyce.
Carrying concealed weapons Bobert Carter.
Forgery John Wasbko.
Keeping a disorderly house-Mary King, Mary
Grant. Thomas Grant, Ida Began.
Selling liquor without license Mary DIebold,
Daniel Mclntyre, Jobn Labasky, Albert Thomp
son, Elizabeth Deer, TbomasG.ant, Mary Grant
William Hanarchaw. John Brnee. John O'Brien.
Selling liquor on Sunday Mary DIebold, Daniel J
iuu.iiifcf re, iiuuu i4ioHH, Alport AuumDsya.
Elizabeth Deer. -"
Selling liquor to minors Elizabeth; beer.
ju&uciuub uiiBcuici oan 'itzgeriia.
Blot-Albert Davli. -v r
Held for witnesses la 'murdtr casts Teresa
SATTTRDAY'S SLIGHT SCRATCHES.
A Series of Accidents Which Will Cause a
CassiuB Brooks', colored,- about 30 years of
age, was knocked off a freight car on the
Port Wane railroad bridge yesterday after
noon to the street below, abont SO
feet. He was stealing a ride, and the train
stopped with a sndden jolt. He fell between
the bumpers and through the bridge, receiv
ing fn juries that may, result in his death.
He was taken to the Allegheny General
Harry Flood, of Kensington, O., slipped
and fell over the embankment above the Ft.
Wayne railroad, at Superior station, just as
a freight train was passing. He slid down
under the cars and one of his legs was
caught under the wheels and mashed, below
Charles Warkoff was thrown from a horse
on Butler street, near Fiftieth street, yester
day, and suffered a fracture of his skull.
He was taken to his home, near Sharpsburg.
Louis Bafunger was hit on the head with
a hammer in Carnegie's Twenty-ninth street
mill and slightly injured.
The derrick of the Broad street gas well,
East End, collapsed yesterday while the
men were putting in casing. No one was
SHE COST TOO HITCH.
A Pole Telia HI. Wife to Shift for Herself
and Leave Him Alone.
Sergeant McQuaid, of the Sonthside po
lice station, had a characteristic interview
with a Polish prisoner named Peter Schinski,
last night. Schinski was 'arrested for dis
orderly conduct, and after his arrival at the
station house, the Sergeant went to the cell
door, pad in hand, tcask him the usual
questions. The following dialogue took
"Have you a wife?"
"I did have, but I haven't got any now."
"Why don't you live with her?"
"No, I did, but I concluded it was
cheaper to live alone and let her go."
"Didn't you have any trouble with her?"
"No. Didn't I just tell you I decided
that she cost me too much and I told her to
leave, and she did? That's all there is in
The man while talking was very frank in
manner. By inquiry it was found that the
practice was not an uncommon one among
the Poles for the men and women to go their
separate ways when the man finds that the
woman's company Is no longer desirable.
THE TALE 07 A L0AST.
Mrs. Raymond Wants Her Furniture Back
' or Lis Equivalent.
Mrs. Maggie Baymond, of Forbes avenue,
yesterday made an information before Alder
man Biohards charging H. Davis, of No.
386 Fifth avenue, with larceny by bailee.
Mrs. Baymond alleges that Davis loaned
her 130 for 30 days on a set of bedroom
furniture, for which accommodation she
was to pay S.
When she called for hfr goods yesterday
Davis told her he had sold them and refused
to pay her the amount she yalued them at,
Davis is held in 1300 for a hearing Tuesday.
Beady for Its Reception.
The B. T. Pearson Baccoon Hunting and
Fishing Club met last night and made the
final arrangements for the club's reception
to-morrow night, at Masonio Hall, Alle
gheny. The Committee of Arrangements re
ported everything in readiness. A musical
programme was submitted and adopted.
Tbe Library Opens To-Morrow.
After undergoing a thorough cleaning
and renovation, the Pittsburg Library will
re-open to-morrow. A number of new books
have also been received.
1300-GaUlasiar's llM Van Ave.
Guns, guns, runs, guns, gnni, gnns,at
Gallinger's, 1300 and 1108 Penn are. wstt
QUITE IN BEQUEST,
The Pittsburg District Still Attract
CAR WHEEL W0BKSL0CATINGHEEB
Labor Day Will Witness a Big Demonstra
tion of the Trades
NEW PA1HT W0BKS IU ALLEGHENY CHI
Pittsburg is every day becoming more
widely known and recognized as the center
of great manufacturing enterprises. She
not alone originates great works ot her own,
every year adding to ber wealth and popu
lation, but attracts capital . from outside for
investment in her projects. Eastern men
especially are beginning to recognize that
to keep pace with the growth of trade they
jnust be in the midst of it, and they are not
slow to see that New York is no longer the
magnet around which manufacturing enter
The newest accession to the list of manu
facturing works proposed to be located in
the district is the Peckham Car Wheel Com
pany, of New York, whose works are at
Kingston, on the Hudson. A;coutrolllng
stockholder in the concern, Mr. John
Hunter, Jr., has been here for some time
past examining localities and obtaining data
on suitable sites. He was favorably im
pressed with a site near Duquesne, and also
with one in the -city. Before leaving he
positively stated that the company has de
cided to locate a plant near Pittsburg.
The operations Of this company has so in
creased as to compel it to look for larger
quarters than it now' possesses. The plant
to be erected here will cost about $100,000,
including the cost of the site. The works
will be extensive, covering about ten acres
and furnishing employment for 1,000 men.
Mr. Hunter was greatly impressed with the
facilities for transportation which this city
possesses, and also with the advantages at
tached to the use of natural gas, which he
believes is an important factor in the de
velopment of the district He has returned
East to lay his report before the Board of
Directors, and within a short time it is ex
pected negotiations will be on foot for the
purchase of ground.
TURNING 0UJJN STRENGTH.
TO-MORROW WILL BE GIVEN OVER TO
There Will be a General Assemblage of
Organized Labor of the Country Only
the Knlchts or Labor Will Hold
The preparations for the Labor Day parade
to-morrow are complete. The indications
for a large influx of people into the city to
set and take part in the parade are very
bright The railroads are ottering a
rate of one fare for the round trip within
a. radius of 76 miles of the city.
Division Passenger Agent Smith, of the
Baltimore and Ohio, expects there will be
big orowds from Mt. Pleasant, TJhiontown,
Connellsville, Washington, "Wheeling, Bel
lalre and other points in the mining
regions. The Lake Erie is ottering a half
rate forthe celebration at Erie. This rate
will also be good from Pittsburg to Ash
tabula. The entire police force of the city
will be on duty to assist in maintaining the
line of march.
and the order of the companies and divisions
in the parade will he: '
Platoon of police. .
Escort to Chief Marshal. Typographical Union
No., 7, preceded by the Aitoona
Band, 23 pieces.
Chief Marshal George Jones, red, white, and
Adjutant John F. Flattery, blue sash and white
Chief of Staff, red sash and white rosette.
AIDES TO THE CHIEF MABSHAIi.
Isaao McCloskey, William Atward, James
Black, Valentine Arnold, J. B. Snyder, J. W.
Armstrong, Martin Quinn, George S. O'Nell,
S. L. Bmlth, F. B. Bell, A. Batz, Theodore
Becker, William 8. Newcomer, John A Schug
gart, Thomas McNalley, Norman Bruce, Lee
Ellses, A. J. McFadden, A J. Donnell, Frank
U'Donel, W. H. McDane, J. ri. Ryan. John O.
Stewart, Richard Whalen.Robert aherer, Andy
Wright John Brew, R. J. Davis and Ch. C.
Carriages with speakers. Including P. J. Mc
Quire, of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners; W. J. Dillon, of the Flint Glass Work
ers: William Robertson, A. p. Robertson, W.
J. Brennen and others.
Carriages with members of the Ladies' Pro
FIB ST Division
will form on' Water street right resting on
Marshal, M. C. Matthews, red sash.
Adjutant George McKhk.
Chief of Staff, J. T. McGonneL
Aides: William D. Thomas, Joseph Mayer,
Enos Schwartz, John Henkel. Perry Yonng,
M. Blnnden, Harry Beecher, Porter Newlin,
William Speelman, Joseph Blazy, William
Welhe, Stephen Madden, William Martin. John
C. Kllgallon. George Thursby, Harry Lanza
and Franz Idohmldt
Iron City Band, 21 pieces.
National Association Machinists.
Amalgamated Society of Engineers,
Brotherhood of Machinists.
' Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths.
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel
will form on Water street right resting on
Marshal. John E. O'Shea, white sash.
Adjutant, H. E. Bright
Chief of Staff, 8. P. Watts.
Aides William Ward, JosepbStonick, Frank
Vincent John Eastley, Jobn Fllnn, H. F.
Sempsey, W. J. McKeever, John Latz, D. F.
Watts, Joseph Roland, Thomas J. Madigan.
William'H. Decker, Thomas Mitchell. William
H. Lose. William C. H Ruhe, Thomas Raf-
f erty. Peter Cunningham, William Fitzpatrick,
Charles Muhr, J. H. Jantzen, J. P. Flaunagan,
R. V, Gale. L. U Bteinman, B. W. Scott B. O.
Bakers' Union No. 27.
Wagon and Carriage Makers' Union.
Brewers' National Union No. 21.
Teamsters' u. a. 1677.
Furniture Workers' Union No. 2L
Brass Worxers' L. A. 1710.
American Flint Glass Workers' Unions.
Horseshoers' Union No. 9.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,Neff lodge
Tailors' Progressive Union No. &
This division will be composed of the build-
Ins trades. It will form on Water and Ferry
streets, tight resting on Market street
Marshal, A. M. Swartz, blue sash.
Adjutant J. O. Beck.
Chief of Staff, Joseph Mitchell.
Aides: Carpenters' Unions John West
water. Thomas Hastings, B, Kennedy, Jobn
Pitts. Robert Toppin. Emanuel Beiehly.S. B.
Harrison, George Watzek, Peter Geek, George
McAnulty. W. H. Wpodard. John Means,
Thomas Ballade, 3. B, Stroud, J. H.
Madden. W. G. Riffle. A. J. Bias, John
Crawford, Fred Arnold, J. Labig, Gust
Adams, George W. Smith, William Groab,
Philip Seibert, R. E. McCloskey and
W.J.Jack. Painters: M. P.Carrlck, W. H.
Jewell, W. O. Court, .G. Cuppa R. Tischer,
Anthony Ward and CH. Nlssler. Tinners:
P. P. Jones and Thomas McMasters. Plaster
ers: Charles Braughman, William Wolf and
William Irwin. Plumbers: R. T. Stewart and
James MoCaflrey. Slaters: J. o. Bchultzand
J. W. Townsen. Hod Carriers: F. E. Champ,
W. A Brooks and John Grantley. Electric
ians: Jaoob Zlmmer. Stonemasons: Patrick
Collins, Harry Doran and John Griffiths.
Bricklayers: A J. McDonnell, Ambrose Mor
n. nnn Ram MswhlnneV.
Grand Army Band. Carpenters' Local.
union xtos.uk mj uh,i,i auazn will
lead the division, followed by local unions In
tbe line of their organizations as follows:
Electricians, tinners, stone masons, hod car
riers, stone cntters, painters, gas and steam
fitters, plumbers, bricklayers, plasterers,
slaters and plumbers' helpers.
All unions not represented on tbe staff are re
quested to appoint aides, and have them report
at 10 A. x. to the marshal of their division at
the corner of Water and Market streets.
Route: Bmithfleld to Second avenue, to
Grant to Fifth avenue, to Sixth street, to Fed
eral street to East Ohio street to James
street, to North avenue, to Arch street to
Montgomery street to Bherman street and re
view. Thence to speaker's grand stand,
WTLIi NOT PABADE.
The Knights of Labor were assigned a
place in tbe Second division, but will not
The brass workers, while not turning out
in a body, may do so as individuals. They
have not paraded for nine years.
The Working Girls Progressive Union
will have a wagon showing the various oc
cupations at which the members are em
ployed. Local union 4025, carriage and Wagon
makers, held a meeting in Imperial Hall.
New Grant street, last night, and arranged
for the parage to-morrow. Men of the
union will assemble at Imperial Hall at
8:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. Union
men who don't wish to parade are expected
to keep away from the shops.
The Westlnghouse employes held a ratifi
cation meeting yesterday, and made .the fol
lowing arrangement for the parade to-morrow.
They will turn ont about 1,000 strong:
Headquarters Division WEsmra-- )
Order No. 1
I. The employes of the Westlnghouse Elec
tric Light Company are hereby directed to re
port on the Monongahela wharf, foot of Mar
ket street on Monday, September 1. 1890, at
9.S0 A. sr., sharp, to participate in the Labor
II. Tbe machine company and the gas and
fuel company employes will report to me at the
same hour and place.
IU. Tbe following appointments are hereby
announced: Captains, Messrs. Busman, Robert
McFadden, William Fndel, Lewis Kline and
William Prophet; Lieutenants. Messrs. Ender
man, Gibson, Harry Volant. O. H. Elliott, H.
J. Thomas, William McCuliongb. Harry Davis,
Edward Sparmer, Arthur Ochmler and George
The following aides are appointed on Chief
Marshal Matthews' staff: Messrs. Harry
Lanze and Tracy Schmidt. They will report
mounted, at headquarters, 81 Fourth avenne,
not later than 0 o'clock A. M.
By order. James H.Bigokb, Marshal.
Habrt Andrews, Adjutant.
STILL OK STRIKE.
Carbon Iron Works Employes Will
Bemnln Ont for tbe Point.
Invincible Lodge 2, Amalgamated As
sociation of Iron and Steel Workers, held a
meeting last night and determined to remain
b tad fast in their determination to hold aloof
from the Carbon Iron Works. A commit
tee resorted that about 20 of the strikers had
returned, among them some six or eight
union men, ont ot zuu men concerned.
The mill Is getting down to steady work.
and now has the reducing furnaces and bar
and guide mills going. The Universal mill
is still idle. The company is disposed to
take back its old employes at wages instead
of tonnage, but the men won't agree. An
offer of the company to return at the old
rate of $4 65 has also been refused.
WILL ERECT A HEW HAHT.
Another Paint Works to be Added to Alle
T. H. Kevin Se Co., the well-known paint
manufacturers of Allegheny, will erect a
new plant on Island avenue, Allegheny, as
soon as the builders can get to work. The
firm has just olosed the negotiations for a
tract of land below Preble avenue, and tbe
work of building may be expected soon.
The new building will be three stories in
height, perfectly fireproof, and will be com
plete with all modern improvements. When
completed it will cost about $80,000. The
old works at the corner of Western and
Grant avenue will be continued for some
time, and afterward may be moved to the
BINE HOURS JJT BEQUEST.
Pattern Makers Follow on Ibo Footsteps of
Last night a meeting of the pattern
makers was held to hear reports relative to
the demand made on Monday last for'nine
hours per day. Thirty shops were reported
as having acceded to the demand, 10 shops
refusing to comply. The meeting decided
that in the shops that refused to grant the
demand the men will be called out
Among the firms granting the demand
are: Bosedale Foundery, Pittsburg Bridge
Works, Carnegie, Phipps & Co., Robinson
& Bea, A. Garrison, and John L. Lewis,
BIG PURCHASE OF COAL.
Dr. Anderson Acquires Possession of 340
More Acres of Land.
Dr. D. M. Anderson of Venetia, Pa., has
purchased from E. T., W. J., and W. S.
Townsend the coal underlying their farms,
in all 310 acres.
This gives him a field of over 600 acres in
connection with his mine situated on the
Wheeling division of the Baltimore and
Masters Disposed to Yield.
The associated master plasterers are show
a disposition to withdraw the demand made
to the journeymen, that they shouU refuse
to work for the other masters. They wilt
pay the usual rate of 53 CO per day. A
final settlement is thus not far off.
A Voluntnrv Reduction.
Messrs. A. and T. McKenna, of 82 Third
avenue, yesterday very agreeably surprised
their employes by .voluntarily reducing
their hours of labor from ten to nine, at the
former rate of pay.
Deafness and Enlarged Tonsils.
Inflammation of a chronic character in
the baok portion of the nose and upper
throat are the chief causes of slowly ad
vancing deafness. Pew realize it until the
hearing is muoh reduced.
Mr. George Schumann, of Coultersville,
Pa., became quite deaf and much deranged
in health through such inflammation and
enlarged tonsils, lessening his breathing ca
pacity. Under Dr. Sadler's treatment and
removal of the tonsils, which gave him no
severe soreness after,. he fully recovered his
hearing and health two years ago, and re
ports now he has had no trouble since.
The Cash Store.
All goods below regular prices elsewhere.
Belding sewing silk, 100 yards, 7c The
knitting silk, 29c price it elsewhere; 50
pieces black surab, 48c; 25 pieces 24-inch
black surab at 69c the dollar analitv; 30
pieces of 24-inch heavy black gros grain
silks, 89c bring samples from any store of
$1 25 quality for comparison. Another case
of dollar silk mixed black Henriettas at 69c,
40-inch at 89o; 50 pieces of 46-inch Henriettas,
the identical one you see advertised in both
cities at (1 25. We monopolize the black
dress goods trade of Allegheny.
A Salt for Every Boy.
This little notice will iam our boys' de
partment on Monday and be tbe means of
clothing hundreds of boys with good, dura
ble suits for the small amount of $1 50 and
$2. Bemember, on Monday only we "throw
away" 500, boys' good suits at jl 60 and $2.
P. O. O. 0., Pittsbtbo Combination
Clothing Company, cor. Grant and
Diamond streets, oppL the Court House.
Haw Vail Dress Goods. Haw Fall Dress
A choice and extensive assortment now
open. Hcraus 8s Hacks.
Fine Scotch cheviots, English home
spuns, tartan and fanoy plaids to be opened
Enable Bs Shusieb, S3 Plfth aye.
The Misses Graham and Dnnn, the popu
lar modistes of Penn ave. and Ninth st,
Pittsburg, leave for Hew York City, and
will return in two weeks with the latest
dress patterns of the season.
D D I y C O for amateur writer are offered by
rni&CO TBE DISfATCB during the
Szvotition teaton. Se announcement on
jfourui page v iam utu. .
BANKS TOUCHED UP.
A Supposed rostal Employe Who
Changed the Beading of Checks.
il'EEAN WARNS LOCAL BANKERS.,
"The Union National and Pennsylvania Be-
lieved of Small Sum
A K0YJ31 METHOD OP GETT15G MO-fET
There is a very slick individual some
where in the Postoffice Department or out
ot it, either in the railway mail service or
in the local office, who is bound to come to
griei sooner or later. He has hit
on rather a novel idea of getting
money from bankers in an illegitimate way,
or it is the old story of a man trying to earn
his living without working for it A circu
lar of warning to cankers from Postmaster
McKean fell into the hands of a reporter
yesterday, and gave the first
inkling of the fellow's clever but
simple method of work. When the
postmaster was shown his circular and
asked for information he 'was almost par
alyzed, for he well knew it had not leaked
out through his department. He frankly
stated that he transacted the business of his
office with the department,and said he never
talked about matters that would best serve
the ends of justice by keeping quiet in hopes
that the rascal might be caught
WABNINO TO BANKBBS. s
The circular was sent to The Dispatch
by a local banker, who wished to warn his
brethren in the country districts. uIt .reads
thus, as it comes from the postoffice:
I desire to call your attention to the fact that
within tbe past month two hankers In this city
have paid checks which were originally drawn
to the order of out-of-town firms. Tbe checks
in each instance were altered and falsely made
payable to bearer. In each of these cases the
letters which contained the checks In question
are supposed to have been deposited in tbe
mails. I have, therefore, to request that you
will causa to be carefully scrutinized all checks
presented for payment drawn to an individual
or firm and made payable to bearer.
In the case of a check from "Pay to the order
of," tho words "the order ot" will be stricken
out and tho words "or bearer." added after tbe
name with an attempt to Imitate tbe hand
writing In the body of the check. Tbls was
successfully worked In one Instance. In tbe
other where the check was printed "or bearer,"
the lines in ink tbronzb the word "bearer," and
the word "order" were successfully removed
with acid. Please note carefully a description
of any one presenting checks which appear to
have been altered in the manner described.
TWO OP THEM CAUGHT.
The two banks in question are the Union
Hational and the Pennsylvania, out in Law
renceville. The first cashed a check that
had been doctored for $72 SO. In this case
tbe word "bearer"had been crossed ont with
two lines by the maker.and the word "order"
placed over it "Order" was scratched out
and the lines carelullr removed, leaving it
read "to bearer." All such checks in any
bank are cashed without identification o'f
the person being required. ,
The Pennsylvania Dank was touched for
(262 in a similar way. Both banks were re
lieved abont a month apart, showing that
the fellow is still at work. The postoffice
inspectors and detectives are at work
on the case and hope to soon jerk up the of
fender. dive Me an Old House Where Z Can Vssl
Purchasers put more faith in the honesty
and judgment of that old and trnsted music
house of H. HIeber & Bro. than in anyone
else. An instrument coming from Elebers'
store, be it a Stelnway. Conover Gabier or
Opera piano, or a Burdett or Parhuff organ
is always preferred, for the opinion of Mr.
KJeber is looked upon as final and con
clusive. Hundreds of people have made the
remark: "Oh, I wish 1 had called on you
first and bought an instrument of you," and
then they beg the Elebers to take the piano
or organ, which they bought elsewhere off
their hands and exchange for the superior
ones at the latter place. Klebera' prices
are $25 to $50 lower than those oi other
dealers, and their terms of payment are
easier. , '
While other dealers sit around complain
ing of hard times, the Elebers are kept as
busy as bees. Don't fail to call at Elebers',
506 Wood street, Pittsburg, Pa.
TJPEIGHT PIANO, 9175.
Square Piano, S150. Parlor Organ, 860.
An excellent 7 Octave, npright piano,
with latest improvements, elegantly carved,
Bosewood finished case and excellent tone,
fully warranted in every respect, for $175.
cover and stool included. Also a splendid
Square Grand piano, cost originally $150,
for $150; and a first-class Parlor organ
worth $90 (or $60. Three rare bargains at
tbe music store of J. M. Hoffman & Co.,
537 Smithfield st
Our buyers having been in the Eastern mar
kets for some weeks, bur stock must afford
special Interest to all interested in what is to
be "tho correct thing" for ladies' and children's
FALL DRESS FABRICS
In almost endless variety of texture, shade and
TRIMMINGS, BUTTONS, Etc.
All the new Ideas to perfectly match or con
trast with the present autumn shades.
Fall and Winter
WRAPS AND JACKETS.
Our stock is here very complete and of wide
range, from low and medium up to
finest grades Imported.
We call attention to our varied exhibit of mads
up Dresses and Wraps for Misses
New German and Irish Linen Damasks, Nap
kins and Towels. Our stock ot flannels
and Blankets give you very
Underwear, Hosiery and Gloves
For Men, Women and Children.
We can attention to aline of "Health Under
wear," made In an entirely new method. There
a a fleecing woven on the inside ot garment,
which renders them non-initatlng to the most
delicate skin. Persons who ordinarily cannot
wear woolens will find them always soft and
BIBER k EASTtlN,
503 and 507 MARKET STREET.
Typhoid la Allegheny.
Typhoid fever is prevalent in Allegheny
to quite a large degree, but the malady is
not confined to any particular locality. The
General Hospital is being rapidly filled up
with fever patients, 30 cases being there at
present, which necessarily crowds that in
stitution for room.
THE CASH GROCER,
WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
Send for weekly price list and order
by mail. Orders amounting to J10 with
out counting sugar, packed and shipped
free of charge to any point within 209
'Cot out this advertisement and send
it with your order, giving tbe name of
the paper from which you cut it. Or,
bring It to my store when you come for
goods. It will entitle you to a discount
ot 1 per cent, sugar excepted,
79, 81, 83 and 95 Ohio street.
Cor. Sandusky street,
. Hugus & Hacke.
An extensive and well selected assortment
from tbe latest .productions of tbe best
Foreign and Domestic Manufacturers.
NOVELTIE8 1 60c
NOVELTIES I 75o
8TK1P.ES J J2 00 A YARD.
CHEVIOTS I II CO
OAMEL&' HAIR S2 50 A YARD.
STYLES EXCLUSIVE TO US FOB THIS
BLANKETS AND COMFORTS.
Complete lines of all the Reliable Makes
usually handled by us.
Cor. Fifth Ave. & Market St
THE LARGEST EXCLUSIVE
WEST OF NEW YOBK CITY.
Seven Floors- Packed Full of New
on n-in Yards moqustts carpeU; all the
IJiuuu very latest patterns, (many of them
confined exclusively to our house) at II 26 to
tl 60 per yard. Borders to match.
vn rnn Yards Wilton velvet carpets, with
1U,UUU borders to match, from II 00 per
ir nnn Yards body brnssels carpets, of the
30,000 celebrated Lowell, Blgelow and
Hartford makes, from n 00 per yard up.
.nnroYra tapestry .Brussels carpets,
40,000 smith's and Boxbury makes, W
cants per yard up.
. v Yards ingrain carnets. all gradea
i,OOU manufactured, from ZS cents per
v n rw Fairs lee curtains, imported dlrtct
IO,000 by us, 75 cenu per pair up.
- Pairs chenille and tnicomtn ourtsiaa
) ,000 frota 11 a pair up.
THOUSANDS OF BUGS, ALL SIZ5S AND ;
GRADK9. -. '
LINOLEUMS, COBTIOrNE,.OIL CLOTHS r---s
Parties contemplating! urnishine their houses
this fall, are notified that we have every grade
of floor and window furnishings of tie utott
637 and 629 Penn Avenaev
Largest exclusive carpet house West of 'New ..'
. All goods Jobbed at & lowest
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