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THE , PITTSBUEG DIBPAJTOB, " "PRIDAT; OCTOBER 14 1893.
HELPED BY A STRIKE.
ever and say the mills are not being run
with satisiactory results.
IT WILL BE A TEST CASE.
labor Troubles at Carnegie Mills
Make Money lor Other Firms.
STRUCTURAL STEEL PRICES JUMP.
Idle Worts Started Tp to J'eet the Demands
SEW AMALGAMATED LODGE ORGANIZED
The old adage that "it's an ill wind blows
lioboily Rood" is well illustrated in the con
dition of the structural steel market as a
result of the labor difficulties of the Car
negie Company. Every steel manufactur
ing company in this part of the country has
Veen largely benefited by the big firm's dis
tress. .Mills that practically stood idle for
Feieral years prior to August 1 have since
that time been gradually getting into line,
and all are now working double time on
Aheay increase in rates has produced
this result. Before the Homestead strike
the Carnegie Company practically had a
monopoly of the structural steel product of
the country. By reason of its wonderful
facilities the firm could and did produce
the material at prices which other manu
facturers could not touch.
l'uslied TJn the Trices.
The Carnegie prices were LSO and 1.75
cents a pound. It is authoritatively stated
that their rates were even down to I.Gj on
some contracts taken. Other manufactur
ers could uot begin to compete alter the
rate was cut below 1.90, because even at 2
cents e en their profits were hardly large
enough to justify them in competing for
But with the Carnegie troubles there has
rome a change in prices. Builders aud con
tractors who had taken big jobs at the old
rates were compelled to go to other manu
facturers to get their material, proceed with
their work and avoid the penalty clause of
their agreements. The other manufactur
ers refused to furnish the product at the
market prices and held out till an advance
was oflered. Gradually the price went up
and structural steel is now commanding 2.2.3
cents a pound. At that price anv manufac
turer who. has a plant in which it can be
turned out has a good safe profit All are
hustling for orders and all are getting them.
Starting Vp a Big riant
Several of the largest mills in this section
which had been driven to other specialties
by tne market rates are turning out more
structural Bteel now than anything else.
An illustration which applies to a number
of other concerns is furnished by the Spang
Steel and Iron Works at Sharpsburg.
"When the boom of 1SS0 came this works.
which had been bnilt before the panic of
3872 and had never been operated on ac
count of it, was started up by the present
owners, the late Senator JicXeill being
the principal stockholder. Structural
Eteel was then the best money-making
branch of the business. The company put
in a universal mill to make It one of the
largest and most complete then in existence.
A little over four years ago structural
steel had so fallen in price that the firm had
to practically abandon that part of their
plant and de ote their attention to the other
branches. But after four years of idleness
the mill is again in operation, night and
day, with orders ahead and all departments
contributing far as it is possible in the
production of strnctural steel In fact a
number of important changes have been
wade in the big plant to facilitate their get
ting out orders.
True Bills Found, Against Members of the
Builders' Exchange Tor Conspiracy An
other Case on Trial The Verdict
Awaited With Interest.
The grand jury yesterday returned true
bills against H. B. Barnes, John Carr, L.
T. Yoder, D. F. McAfee, D. E. Sheuden,
H. M. Kerr, E. A. Knox, X. J. Hamilton,
and J. V. Beckett for conspiracy.
All the indicted are members of
the Builders' Exchange, and the
plaintiff is Thomas Buchanan,
a contractor who claims that in consequence
of members of the Builders' Exchange re
fusing to sell him building materials he had
to throw up the contract after it was par
tially completed. Buchanan claims that It
was a preconcerted action on the part of the
Builders' exchange, which compelled him
to lorfeit his contract.
A case growing out of the same circum
stances lias been going on in uommon .Pleas
Court tor the past two days. Judge White
will deliver his charge to the jury this
morning The case has been attracting a
great deal of attention and throughout the
trial the court room has been crowded.
In the spring of 1891 J. C. Dick let a con
tract to Thomas Buchanan for five brick
homes though Dick says it was only two
and the building of some chimneys at (99
each. Dick had spoken to John Kerr about
brick for the work. After securing the con
tract Buchanan went to Kerr to see about
the brick, lie was told he could- have the
brick immediately, but as there was a pros
pective strike among the building trades he
was advised to wait, though Kerr is cred
ited with saying that one story could
be put up then, even if the houses
could not be completed. Kerr is
said to have quit furnishing brick, and
Buchanan claims he could get no material
to finish the houses, and had to forfeit his
contract alter a delay of five months. The
defendants claim there were several places
where Buchanan could have secured the
necessary material, outside that controlled
by the Builders' Exchange. The suit is for
damages for 510 a day for five months and
An official of the Builderss' Exchange
said lust evening: "A fair decision in this
case is worth thousands to exchanges all
over the country. It is a test case to find
out just what privileges employers have,
and to learn whether thev can or cannot
sell to whom they please. I do not think
the decision, either for or against us, will
effect the Exchange much. If it goes
against us we will appeal the case."
Rear of First Floor.
When you buy a family wedding
gift carry out the old English idea
and buy the silver for the new home
fitted up handsomely in a
It lasts for generations and gives
tone and stability to the family.
Handsomely cased in a Trunk at any
price from 10.00 to $i,o oo.
Reliable underall circumstances is Dr.
Bull's CouU Sirup, the people's friend.
Dewitt's Little Early Risers. No griping
no pain, no nausea: easy pill to take.
Colored ruddlers Ask That Two tVhlte Men
There is some dissatisfaction among the
puddlers at the Twenty-ninth street mills
that mav result in a strike within a few
days. Since the mills were started np non
union a large proportion of the workmen are
colored. Two of the furnaces are in charge
ot white men, and the colored puddlers
object to working with them, fearing that in
a short time they will be discharged and
white men put in their places.
Last week all the colored puddlers went
to Manager Dillon and demanded that the
white men be discharged. The manager
gave them to understand that he intended
io run the mills himself and tnat to him
there was no difference between a white or
colored puddler. The men are still indig
nant They have held several meetings
and say they will stop work unless their
demands are acceded to.
CONSIDERING RAILROAD QUESTIONS.
Some Important Questions Being Discussed
The Biennial Convention of the Brother
hood ot Engineers and the Brotherhood of
Firemen in session in this city is con
sidering some questions important to
railroad men. The sessions meet at 9 A. m.
and 2 r. at and are secret; the delegates be
ing very guarded in speaking of the work
done. The convention will likely last all
Two of the most important questions be
ing discussed are those of uniform .wages
and shorter hours. Efforts will be made to
have all divisions work under the same
general system of rules and regulations.
The executive power of the two orders is
vested in a board of adjustment, to wnich
all decisions are referred. Neither Chief
Arthur, of the Engineers, nor Chie'f Sar
geant, of the Firemen, will attend this convention.
IT TEACHES A GREAT LESSON.
A TEHPEBIHGE TDWI.
529 SMITHFIELD STREET.
No disagreeable stairs to climb.
Take elevator for ART ROOMS.
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Next week Henry E. Dixey Cornio Opera
Company m Mascot Up to Dato. oclt
THE ALVIN THEATER,
Ciias L. Davis On-nerand Manager
Engagement or the legitimate Irish
Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Matinee and Night.
Next week Charles Frohrnan's Company
in "The Family Circle." oclO 34
r HAND OPEUA HOUSE-TO-NIGHT
Novelty and Specialty Company.
Prices 15, 25, 60, 75c
Matinee Saturday 25c. 50c reserved. .
Next Week -A Kail road Ticket. oclS-45
HARRY WILLIAMS' ACADEMY
Matinees Tuesdav. Thursday and Saturday,
WORLD OF NOVELTIES.
The Gold Mine Attraction. oclO-6
HARRY DAVIS' EDEN MUSEE-OPEN
at 10 a. m. daily. .
'I HE GYPSIES.
Ladies' fortunes free. The miniature lo
comotive In running order. A great stage
show. Admission, 10c. oclO-53
The Operatic Queon.
The Favorite Cornetist. with
Brooks' Unrivaled Band.
afternoon and evening.
SEWEE PIPE TEUSX.
Manufacturers Holding a meeting to Unite
Representatives of 23 sewer pipe manu
facturers met yesterday at Cleveland, O., to
form a trust Several -attempts have been
made within the past few years to reach
some understanding between these com
panies, so that the prices could be sustained.
Beveral combinations were made, but all
were unsuccesslul. It is thought a combi
nation will be effected at the present
Thedemand for pioe is so good that all
the mills are running to their full capacity
and then cannot supply the demand. The
proposed improvement of setters in cities
and larce towns has caused this activity in
the trade, and has been a potent factor in
driving the companies to unite, as,the com
petition between them has been so sharp
that little can be made at the business.
Body Brussels Carpets,
And all kinds of Ingrain Car
pets. Everything new in style,
choice in color. All at
SPECIAL LOW PRICES;
Wall Paper in every quality
and style for wall and ceiling:
Special styles in choice colors.
You should see our stock be
fore you buy.
THE GREATEST OF THE AGE.
HEM gj WEAR.
NO J' M
Undoubtedly the Best Bargains in the History of
Our Boys' Clothing Department.
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Special lenses Kiound on the premises.
CHESSMAN OPTICAL COMPANY,
42 Federal street, Allegheny, Pa.
AETIFICIAL EYES INSERTED.
See Exhibit in Exposition Building.
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John Kernell, "Pete" Baker,
Sir. George Marion.
Mr. and Mrs. Montague,
Mr. J. C. Mirbn,
Kelly and Fitzgerald,
Falke and Seamon,
The Brilliant Quartette,
And thousands more, pronounce
The finest brilliant stones ever seen on the
American stace. Set in Rlnsr. Pins, Studs.
Eardiops, etc Send for Illustrated Cata
logue. B. E. AROiNS, JEWELER,
GB IIITTH AVENUE;.
For a Suit Worth
AND A PANTS AND GAP FREE.
HERE'S HOW WE CAN OFFER IT: Some time ago we closed
out 90 pieces of Cheviots, made by the Plymouth Rock Woolen Mills
Co., the best in the country. Fifty pieces alone would have been worth
the price we paid for the 90. But the manufacturer wanted cash, and
made a sacrifice to get it. That was three weeks ago. To-day and to
morrotv you can come in and buy the Suits made of these cloths. They're
all double-breasted styles, like the above cut, and with each Suit we have
provided an extra pair of Pants and a Cap to match. For the Suit
(which is worth $5) we charge you $4, and for the extra Pants and Cap
no charge is made whatever. Sizes 4 tp 15.
Choice From 1,000 Men's Overcoats and Suits, Which
Were Made Up to Sell at $20, $22 and $25.
The Overcoats are made of finest Scotch Mixtures, En
glish Kerseys, English Meltons, French Beaver's, Elysians
and best Chinchillas, while the Suits have been cut from Clay
Worsteds and Diagonals, Scotch Cheviots and Bannock
burns, English Niggerheads and Cassimeres. But this is riot
all Here's another rattling offer:
Choice From 1,000 Men's Overcoats and Suits,
which were" made up to sell at $15, $16 and $17.
These are first-class Business Suits, made of strictly All
Wool Cheviots and Cassimeres, in latest mixtures, checks,
plaids and solid colors, and cut in perfect-fitting Single and
Double-Breasted Sack and Cutaway Frock styles. Book
keepers, clerks, agents, mechanics, etc, will find a splendid
chance to buy fine clothes for little money.
HEW AMALGAMATED LODGE.
Tlie Officials or tho Association Kecelve
Many Assurances or Help.
The officials of the Amalgamated Associ
ation were in a hopeful mood yesterday.
They reported a new lodge organized at
.iluncie, lnd., Wednesday evening. No re
port had been received, and they did not
know how many members were enrolled.
The Midland Steel Company be ran oper
ations at that place a lew days ago, and is
now in successtul running order. The
general outlook for trade was also good.
Contribution? are coming in quite freely,
snd no want has as yet been felt. Assur
nncesol further support are being constantly
GEO. . SNIi
136 FEDERAL ST.,
ALLEGHENY CITY, PA.
IN OFFICE FURNITURE
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McElveen Furniture Co., Lim.,
8-and 436 Smlthfleld St., Pittsburg, P
Send for catalogue or call and see us.
The Situation at the Elba Works.
The managers at 'the Elba Iron Works
express themselves as satisfied with the
present working of the mills and claim the
strike is practically over. Abont all the
positions have been filled with capable
jucB. The strikers are as determined as
IT HAS STOOD THE TEST
Of all climates, being shipped to
every country. For more than 30
years the old reliable
GAIL BORDEN EAGLE BR1MD
Condensed Milk has been the favor
ite with American housekeepers.
, Richness, purity and health are the
characteristics of the ,"Eagle" brand.
Your Grocer and Druggist sell it
For ice cream, sauces, etc., add 1 or 2 parts water to 1 of condensed milk.
AGAINST ALL THE IMPRACTICAL METHODS HITHERTO ADOPTED TO JKXABLE THOSE OF MODERATE
MEANS TO OWN THEIR OWN
NEVER IN THE HISTORY OP
3IT8 BEEN HKLD OUT TO THE MASSES AS WE NOW OFFER TO Tl
! BRAGGADOCIO, BUT IN THE DESIRE TO ELEVATE AND PROMOTE
NCE OF OUR
3 TO DO OUR OWN PART IN LATCING
HAVE SUCH INDUCEMENTS BEEN HELD OUT TO THE MASSES AS WE NOW OFFER TO THOSE DESIROUS OF J8
COMING THEIR OWN LANDLORDS. '
CONSISTS NOT IN MERE BRAGGADOCIO, BUT IN THE DESIRE TO ELEVATE AND PROMOTE THE INTERESTS, COM
FORT AND INDEPENDENCE OF OUR
IMBUED WITH THIS SPIRIT, WE PROPOSE TO DO OUR OWN PART IN LATCING THE FOUNDATION OF A HOME FOB ALL.
IT IS WORSE THAN
FOR TOU NOT TO SECURE FOR YOURSELF A
WHEN YOU CAN BUY ON SUCH TERMS AS WE OFFER. tS DOWN AND SI PER "WEEK TVILI'
rCLUoBSTiS NORTH WILKINSBURG SUB-DIVISION, ZSSSK
IZENS' AND DUQUESNE TRACTION COMPANIES' XINES, WHICH Tills
O COMPLETION. AND CARS WILL BE RUNNING IN
ABE NOW RAPIDLY PUSHING TO COMPLETION. AND CARS WILL BE RUNNING IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS. EVERY
AND ALL OTHERS CAN BUY A LOT AT FROM $300 TO IBfcOO EACH. ON EVERY STREET IN THE
PLAN THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL FOUR-FOOT BOARDWALK. LAND IS GENTLY ROLLING, JUST ENOUGH TO IN
SURE GOOD DRAINAGE. WE OFFER EVERY ADVANTAGE OF THE CITY, WITHOUT THE ENORMOUS CITY TAXES.
GOOD WATER. PURE AIR.
THE PLAN IS WI1HIN EASY ACCESS OF SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, STORES, ETC.
"WE WILL BUILD 1TOTJ A. HOUSE
AFTER YOUR OWN IDEA AND MAKE PRICES AND TERMS TO SUIT TOU.
prices and terms: $300 TO $400 EACH) $2 DOWN $i per week.
See GEO. S. MARTIN & CO., 147 Fourth Ave.,
OR AT THEIR WILKINSBURG OFFICE, OVER WILKINSBURG BANK, WOOD ST., ROOM 1 OPEN EVERT EVENING.
COME JLlSTJD BRUsTO- 1TOTTJEI FBIElsTPS.
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