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THE" 'PITTSBURG- -DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1893.
row of mounds, the rutins placet of the
dead Economites. At the grave after the
coffin had been lowered the mtennerchor
King "How Shall It Be." Mr. Dnss read
the Lord's Prayer, each member of the so
ciety walked up and threw upon the low
ered coffin a small bunch of flowers, and
then each turned and walked silently away.
After all but two had left the sacred place
the grave was filled up. It will be un
marked and will be in no way designated
from the rest
MORTGAGED FOR $400,000.
The Economites Pledge Valuable Property
Some of It Belonged to Blaine's An
cestorsBig Interests In Beaver Fal'S
A National Bank Scheme.
A mortgage covering the Harmony So
ciety's lands at Economy has been nego
tiated for a very large sum, as exclusively
published in The Dispatch yesterday.
The amount is 5100,000, and the mortgagee
is Harry Darlington, acting as trustee, pre
sumably lor the McCullough estate. It
will be remembered that the late J. IT. Mc
Cullough was Vice President of the Penn
sylvania Company, of which J. T. Brooks
is counsel. Mr. Brooks is also counsel for
John S. Doss, and has recently made his
home a great part of the time at Economy.
The mortgage was signed by Jacob Hen
rici and John S. Duss. acting as trustees of
the Harmony Society, on December 21, the
"Wednesday before Mr. Henrici died, and
recorded one day later in the Kecorder's
office in th's city and at Beaver. The in
strument which is on file .sets forth that 'he
money borrowed from Henry Darlington,
trustee, namely, 5400,000, by the trustees ot
the Harmony Society is for the purpose
ot paying the debts "of the society hereto
fore legallv incurred and contracted. Four
notes ot 5100,000 caeb, to run five years at 6
per cent, are given by the society's trus
tees. The notes are made payable at the
People's National Bank of Pittsburg. The
mortgage is in the usual form and is of un
usual length only because the society's
property at Economy is described at length
and there is a good deal of it
The Hannonlte Property Pledged.
The land is divided into six parcels, as
follows: "So. 1, 2,829 252-1000 acres in the
township ot Harmony; JSo. 2, 45 757-1000
acres in Economy township; "So. 3, 170
acres in Leet township; Xa 4, 4 96-1000
acres in Leet township; Xo. 5, 1 184-1090
acres in Leet township; No. C, 18191-1000
acres in -beet township. J. ins includes
every acre ot land owned by the society at
Economy, partly in Beaver county and
partly in Allegheny county. It amounts
in all to about 3,070 acres, and all the town,
the iarm buildings, lactones, etc., upon it
The authority cited specifically in the
document for the making of the mortgage
is that Jacob Henrici and John S.
Duss as trustees are acting in
virtue of powers vested in them
by the various articles of association
recorded by the society, among which are
those dated August 12, 1S47, and the sup
plementary articles signed April 30, 1890,
and so recently as December 20, 1892 that
is, last week. The privilege is given the
mortgagors of paying oil the mortgage after
three years have "elapsed in sums of not less
than 525,000 at the People's National
The customary form of attestation by the
Justice of the Peace, which is attached to
the mortgage, possesses some interest in
this case because the instrument is dated
December 21, or "Wednesday last, when Mr.
Henrici was on his death bed. The for
mula runs: "Personallr before me a Jus
tice of the Peace in and for Harmony town
ship, etc, came Jacob Henrici and John S.
Duss, etc," and is signed Henry Breiten
stein, J. P., but of course the Justice went
to Mr. Henrici's bedside.
Once Owned by Blaine's Ancestor.
In the description of the various parcels
of land composing the Economy estate it is
worthy of note just now, when James G.
Blaine is once more so much in the popular
eve, that the Economites bought a part of
their land lrom his ancestors, James and
Robert Bliinc, in 1824. The mortgage is
signed by Jacob Henrici and John
S. Duss, and the signature of the
lormer is said to be the same hardly
legible scrawl that is to be seen in the Deed
of Confirmation of Association, which was
written a oav or two previous, and ot which
a reproduction is shown in The Dispatch
to-day. The property mortgaged for 5400,-
000 is' generally considered to have far more
than that intrinsic value, although if put
up lor sale in a lamp to-day it
would not probably letch even that
sum. Land of the same general
characteristics as the Economy property
and in the same neighborhood is selling to
day at from 550 to 560 an acre, and a tract
of 3.000 acres would be hardly likely to
command as good a price per acre. Six
per cent is the usual rate charged upon
agricultural mortgages, but money has been
lent upon such security as the Harmony
Society oilers for 4J or 5 per cnt
The object of the loan is stated in the
mortgage to be the payment ot the debts of
the Harmony society, heretofore legally in
curred and contracted. Some members of
the society, as well as the outside public,
are in the dark as to ttie nature and origin
of these debts, and wonder that
with its supposed resources of
cash and negotiable securities the
society has been forced to mortgage
its old homestead,as it were. The interests
of the society outside Economy itself are
centralized in Beaver Falls. In that town
01 over 10,000 inhabitants it is generally
supposed that the Harmony Society owns
or owned till recently two-thirds"of the
realty, and Mr. Henrici said four or five
years ago that the society had there in one
shape and another 53,000,000 worth of prop
Valuable Property at Beaver Palls.
It was stated yesterday by a local author
ity in Beaver Falls that the unencumbered
property of the society in the town was of
avast extent slilL This gentleman said
that the society owned outright the Beaver
Falls Steel Works, and a majority interest
in the Bicycle Works, the Cold Drawn
Steel Company and the Shovel "Works. In
the File "Works, according to the same
authority, the society possessed the
next to the largest interest, and was
negotiating to buy out the preponderant
interest owned by the Blake Bros., of New
York. The society is also interested in the
trunk factory, the brass foundry and two
or three other works recently started. The
real estate interests of the society in
Beaver Falls have been greatly reduced by
the hundreds of sales made, mostly in the
last decade, but they are still considerable.
The amount of money which the society
has made by selling building lots in Beaver
Falls is not known, but it must have been
considerable. The number of householders
in Beaver Falls who obtained the title for
their land lrom the Economites must be
nearly 1,000, and perhaps more. In addi
tion to these interests the society controls
the Economy Savings Institution, a de
servedly popular private bank which has
always done a rery large business.
It is in connection with the last named
institution that a part ot the 5400,000 ob
tained by mortgage is to be used, at least
that isthe impression in Beaver Falls and the
neighboring towns. It is understood to be
the desire of the Economite managers to
turn the savings institution into a national
bank. There is only one national bank at
present in Beaver Falls, but the growing
prejudice in favor of the national banking
system, with its regular official examina
tions, has shown itself there as elsewhere.
Tomeet this apparent desire of the pnblic
it is proposed to make a national bank of
the saving institntion.
Beady to Slake the Change.
Even a name for the old bank in its new
shape has been suggested, namely the
Farmers Deposit National Bank. Before
the change can be made the bank will have
to go into liquidation, it is said, and in
order to facilitate this a large sum of ready
money is deemed desirable, indeed neces
sary. The purchase of the Blake Bros', interest
in the -file works will require s consider
able snm, and this is said by some to be tbe
destination of another part of the 5400,000.
As to the balance nothing exact is known,
but the debts and obligations referred to in
he mortgage are understood to include a
variety ot business ventures in which the
Harmony Society, through its trustees,
have engaged not always to their profit.
There is another interesting instrument
now on record at the Court House in
Beaver. It is the deed of Conformation of
Association filed by the majority of the
Harmony Society be'lore the mortgage was
drawn up. It is meant to ratify, 60 it says,
the articles of agreement and compacts of
association entered into at Economy on
August 12, 1847 and those of April 30, 1890,
confirmatory of the former, and ratifying
acts of the Boards of Trustees and Elders.
To begin with it gives a list of
the members in good standing on
December 20, as follows: Jacob
Henrici, John & Duss, J. Jacob Niclaus,
Moritz J. Friederichs, Gottfried Lauppe,
Johannes Scheid, Franz Gillman, Hugo
Miller, Conrad Hermansdoerfer, Julius
Stickel, Eduard Kellermanu, Henry Feucht,
B. Feicht, Blasius Platz, Sigmund Stief
vater, Begina Lantenschlager, Christina
Ball, Karoline Mott, Katharina Nagel,
Elizabeth Beck, Lena Ball, now
Lena "Wolfangel, Thirza Feucht,
Rebecka Feicht, Margaretha Feucht -Christine
Haerer, Susie C Duss, Bertha
Geratch. Pauline Stickel. Johanna Her
mansdoerfer, Maria Diem, Barbara Boesch,
Friederike Munz, Dorothea Hoehr, Philip
ina L. Wolfangel, Gottlieb Biethmeuller,
Samuel Siber and Elizabeth Siber. The
Board of Elders is also named, as follows:
Jacob Henrici, John S. Duss, Johannes
Scheid, Gottfried Lauppe, Moritz J. Fried
erichs, J. Jacob Niclaus, Conrad Hermans
doerfer, Hugo Miller, Gottlieb Kiethmuel
ler. Absolute Control Vested in Dnss.
The document then goes on to say that in
order to settle the question of the trustees'
authority beyond all doubt, the society, as
renresented bv the subscribers, grants to
said trustees, Jacob Henrici and John
S. Duss, and to either of them and
their survivors and successors, full power
from time to time and when they desire
for the tru( interest ot the society, to bor
row money and give notes hills, mortgages
and deeds ot trust in the society's name for
the same. This empowering of the trustees,
and especially it should be observed of
their survivor or successors, is repeated
further along, and it means simply that
in the event of the death of
one of trustee the survivor could go
right along as the representative of the
society. Mr. Henrici having died Mr. Duss
still has alone the powers lie held jointly
with the former. The power to borrow
money upon mortgage for example. To
make this clearer the instrument specifically
states that in the execution of instrnments
and conveyances one trustee may sign for
both, or their successors, or either of them.
This paper makes Mr. Duss, as the sur
viving trustee, the sole arbiter for the time
being of the society's actions, financial or
otherwise. Even when another trustee is
elected Mr. Duss will have the right ac
cording to this paper to borrow money,
give notes, sign conveyances, for the so
ciety, but in his own name. An attorney
who" is not prejudiced in Mr. Duss' iavof,
bnt who is of high standing, said last night
that the confirmatory articles of association
put Mr. Duss absolutely in command of the
society, its resources and powers.
The articles bear the signatures of 34
members out of the total 38, or leaving the
dead patriarch, Mr. Henrici, out 33 out of a
possible 37. lhe four members who did not
sign and who bluntly refused to sign were
Dr. B. Feicht, his brother Henry; whose
name is spelt in the document Fencht by
tbe way, and their "wives, Bebecka and
a he Four "Would Not Sign.
Their names appear in the typewritten
document filed at Beaver, but have been
stricken out, as if it had been hoped
thev would sign up to the last mo
ment It was acknowledged before the
same Justice Breitenstein on December 20,
that is, Tnesday last The witness nas
Judge Henry Hice, of counsel for the
Of those who did sign, lour made their
mark. The list is headed by the faltering
illegible signature of Jacob Henrici him
self. A blot of ink escaped from the sick
man's pen as he tried to make the capital
H,and the score divides the whole signature.
The first name begins below the line and
the rest of it straggles up and down in a
painfully pathetic way, as the accompany
ing cut shows:
In Btriking contrast to the teeble effort of
Mr. Henrici is the bold clear signature of
Mr. John S. Duss next below. A gentle
man who saw the original mortgage states
that Mr. Henrici's signature upon it was
just about as indicative of the writer's weak
ness at the time as in the case of the new
Articles of Association. But there is no
doubt apparently about the legality of
the mortgage, and even those members of
the society who condemn it are satisfied
that they can do nothing to upset it now.
Whatever may be done on either side, for
there is a plain line of division drawn al
ready between Mr. Duss and his adherents
and the malcontents, whose members are
likely to be swelled in the course of time,
it is asserted, no legal steps will be taken
for some days.
DUSS ON THE TOP.
The Board of Elders Creates Two New
Offices for film and His Friend His
"Work Is Applauded at a Sleeting Last
John S. Duss was last night practically
placed in control of the Harmony Society.
His side to the dispute in the organization
created the offices of President and Vice
President of the. society, and at a meeting
of the Board of Elders Mr. Dnss was not
only elected Senior Trustee, the place va
cated by the death of Father Henrici,
but he was also chosen President
of the entire organization. Samuel Siber,
a comparatively new member, was elected
Junior Trustee and Vice President of the
society. Siber is about 50 years old. He
was formerly a policeman in Economy. He.
can speak both English and German, which
it was claimed was his strongest recommen
dation, as besides Duss he will be the only
member who can do that It is argued in
his lavor that he will be able to transact
business with the bnsmess world.
At the meeting of the Board of Elders a
resolution was passed expressing confidence
in Mr. Duss and highly applauding his
management of the affairs of the society.
It was announced after last night's meet
ing that Mr. Duss had employed an expert
bookkeeper, and that a quarterly report of
the workings of the society will be made to
John S. Dnss is rather striking in appear
ance. He is admittedly bright and compe
tent In appearance and actions he much
resembles Postmaster General Wanamaker.
He is a pleasant talker and has never been
known to lose his head.
Bat Little Business Done.
The Execntive Committee of the Citizens'
Industrial Alliance met last night at their
headquarters. Little business was trans
acted. It was the night on which the com
mittee was to have received the reply of
Mayor Gourley as to his nomination by the
Alliance for Controller, but owing to his
illness no answer was received or expected.
A Court Boose Policeman Dead.
Thomas Wallace, a police officer at the
Court House, died at his home, on Jane
street, yesterday of consumption. He was
about 30 years of age, and every official in
the building was his friend.
Dr. Comzlia 0KxErs, physician to ladies
and clilldren, 128 Penn avenue.
Apollo "Workmen Victims of
an Epidemic Similar to
That at Homestead.
THREE DEATHS BEPOETED.
Drinking Fluid Impregnated With
Putrid Animal Matter.
EESULT OP AN INVESTIGATION.
Citj Bacteriologist Matson on Pittsburg's
WARDING OFF A CHOLERA IXVASI0N
Apollo is now recovering from an epi
demic similar to the disease that afflicted
tbe non-union men at Homestead last sum
mer. The scourge was confined almost en
tirely to the employes of the Apollo Iron
and Steel Company, of which George G.
McMurtry, of this city, is President The
cause of the trouble was discovered by Dr.
Mercur at the request of Mi. McMurtry,
and is an example of the carelessness of
mill men when their health is concerned.
The Apollo Iron and Steel Company em
ploys about 800 men, and for the last two
months its plant has been running in a
crippled condition. About 300 of the men
have been ill in that time, but all are rap
idly recovering. According to a communi
cation from Apollo only three have died,
the last one being Mr. Sandford, the elec
trician of the'works, who was buried De
cember 21. The epidemic had no respect
for persons, and indiscriminately attacked
the men in every department The skilled
and unskilled alike suffered. The disease
was characterized by vomiting and purg
ing, fever, high temperature and some
Suddenly Seized ArtT Eating.
Men would eat their meals apparently in
the best of health, and five minutes later
would be seized with violent fits of purging
that incapacitated tbem for work. The
epidemic has abated in Apollo, but is re
ported to be raging in Leechburg, a thriv
ing village seven miles further down the
The sickness got to be so bad and puz
zled tbe doctors to such an extent that
finally Mr. McMurtry sent Dr. Mercur to
Apollo to see if he could get at the cause of
the disease. Now comes the funny part of the
story and shows how careless the mill men
must have been. The town is located along
the Kiskiminetas river and the stream like
many others in Western Pennsylvania was
very low all fall. Dr. Mercur made a note
of this fact when he wept to Apollo two
The doctor, by the way, is one of the
three physicians in charge of the bacterio
logical branch of the Department of Public
Safety, which was organized during the
cholera scare, and bos been maintained
since with the hope that sooner or later a
fine laboratory will 1"b built at the expense
of the city or State. Dr. Mercur brought
some of the drinking water furnished the
employes to Pittsburg and made an exam
ination. He foundJt pnre and fit to drink.
It contained some alum which made it tur
bid, and he learned that the men didn't
like it on that account
Drank the Muddy Tap "Water.
Next the doctor discovered that the men
had been drinking the "tap" water used
to throw on the rolls. It was intended for
this purpose exclusively, and the firm had
no idea the workmen would bs foolish
enough to drink it It appears this water
was more convenient than the pure drink
ing water, and instead of going after the
best they consumed the "tap," in spite of
its muddy color. Some of the men frankly
admitted they drank the tap water, but
others denied it Dr. Mercur took the
pains to run them down, and found in each
case that they had not told the truth. In
some instances the men had taken the water
ignorant of what it was. "Offen boys were
sent for water, and instead of going to the
regular supply stopped along the way and
got the "tap."
The water for the rolls was pumped from
the river beloiv a point where the sewerage
of the own empties into the stream. In
addition Dr. Mercnr found a barrel of sau
sage half hurried in the pool near by, that
some careless fellow hail thrown there.
The sausage was in a putrid condition, and
the Doctor hasn't any doubt that it infected
the water. Between the decaying meat,
the town sewage and the low "stream, the
"tap" was in a filthy condition. If such a
conglomeration were offered mill men to
drink, and they knew it, the very thought
alone would turn their stomachs.
Would Knock Oat the Hardiest Stomach.
Still they persisted in consuming the
putrid "tap" water, and Dr. Mercur savs it
is not much wonder they were sick and un
able to work. Such a dose would knock out
the hardiest people. "Fortunately the Doc
tor said the siccness was not dangerous, and
the patients recovered rapidly as soon as
the cause was removed. To make sure that
the men would not drink any more of the
roll water, in spite of the warning, Mr. Mc
Murtry had the tanks filltd with crude
petroleum, and in the spring at great ex
pense intends to go above the bridge for the
supply. As long as the men find this
water so palatable the firm is afraid they
will keep on drinking it, and the change of
base is to be made to avoid sickness in the
Dr. Mercur thinks if the river had been
high there would not have been any
trouble. The barrel of sausage was re
moved, but the floods would have carried
it away anyhow. The Doctor was surprised
to hear that the epidemic was common in
Leechburg, and he asked if the town was
below Apollo on the river. The chances
are that the bad water is also responsible
lor the disease in this place, and the trouble
can easily be remedied. Owing to the
drouth this fall many small streams dried
up and the minor rivers became little more
than stagnant pools. This was true oflne
Disease -Bred In the Youghiogheny.
The river in places turned green and a
thick scum formed on the water along the
shore. The result was that typhoid fever
and other diseases were common in Mc
Keesport, West Newton, Connellsville and
river towns generally. It may be possible,
as some doctors claim, .that the sickness in
the Homestead mill can be accounted for
in the same way, and that the poison theory
is incorrect Physicians state that too
much attention can't be paid to the water
supply of towns, and it people will exer
cise ordinary cammon sense about what they
drink much illness can be avoided.
It is not tbe dirt held in solution that
matces water injurious, but the presence of
decaying organic matter. Clearwater is
not an indication that it is pnre. It may
be reeking nitli the worst forms of bacteria.
Running water is likely to be good, be
cause the movement brings it in contact
with the air, and the organio matter is
oxygenized, or burned out. Boiling water
even for several hours will not sterlize it of
bacteria. The spores that spring from
vegetable life have great powers of resist
ing heat, and if left to themselves will soon
germinate. When surgeons want abso
lutely pure water they boll It for several
days in succession, and. then it is kept in
air tight vessels to keep out disease gerai
that may ba floating in the atmosphere.
Successive boiling eventually drives out all
spores and bacteria.
A New Pnblio Safety Bureau.
In this connection it may be said that the
bacteriological branch ot tbe Department of
Public Safety is doing a good work. The
Apollo water was examined by Dr. Mercur
in the laboratory at the Central station. It
is a crude affair, but supplied with sufficient
apparatus to perform neoessarr examina
tions to guard against cholera and detect its
presence. The doctors hope it will be
fitted np on a better scale in the future so
that more intricate tests can be made. Ex
aminations to protect the health of the peo
ple are constantly being made. With the
coming of spring and the undoubted re
vival of the cholera scare the laboratory
will be badly needed.
Dr. E. G. Matson, one of the city bacteri
ologists, in speaking of the local water
supply yesterday, said that as long as Pitts
burg can't own the water shea from which
it secures its water, it is better to take It
lrom a running stream like the Allegheny.
Any filth dumped into the Kiskiminetas at
Apollo or Leechburg would undoubtedly ba
removed before the water reaches the Pitts
burg pumping station. Besides the water in
the center of rapid streams is liable to be
MARKIWLICZ 60T EVEN,
But His Victim I In a Bad Way and'SIay
Die He "Went to Wilkanis' House and
Hit Him on the Head With a Beer
Vincent Marklwlicz was committed to
jail by Alderman Succop yesterday on a
charge of aggravated assanlt and battery,
made upon the oath of Q. Wilkanis, who is
now lying at his home, likely to die from
injuries inflicted by tbe prisoner. Markl
wlicz will be held to await tbe result of his
Both men are Poles residing on the
Sonthside, and are bad freinds. It is said
that Markiwlicz has frequently threatened
to kill Wilkinis. On Christmas Day the
men met in the street Both were intoxi
cated and they came to blows. Markiwlicz,
the more (Trunk ot tbe two, rather 'got
the worst of the encounter. He was pun
ished severely, and it is said he threatened
to get even. He went to a Polish boarding
house on Shelby street, where .Wilkanis
boarded, and asked to see him. He was
met at the door by tbe landlady
who refused him admittance, saying that
Wilkanis had told her not to let him in if
he came. She then slammed the door and
locked it He kicked the door in, and
rushing toward the stairs attempted to
ascend. He was met by the
landlady who tried to prevent him
from going up. He knocked her
down, and passed up to Wilkanis' room.
This door was locked, too, but kicking it
in, Markiwlicz sprang into tbe room and
grappled with his man. The men sruggled
for several minutes, overturning the furni
ture and smashing the mirror. The assail
ant picked up a beer bottle sitting on a
table and broke it over Wilkanis' head.
He was stunned by the blow and fell
bleeding to tbe floor. Markiwlicz made his
escape, Dut was arrested later.
The victim is still living, but is in a bad
SLIDING OVER THE SNOW.
The Boys and Girls Enjoyins; the Coasting
While It Lasts.
It has been many a day since the hills
about Pittsburg furnished such fine coast
ing as they do just now. On a side street
where there is the least bit of eleva
tion the boys and girls are mak
ing much of their opportunities.
Every sled owned in the two cities was
out yesterday. It was impossible to go up
a back alley or along a side street without
coming in contact with a crowd of merry
coasters, and this sport makes people mer
rier than any play they can indulge in.
After the stars came ont and the moon made
its appearance the older boys and girls joined
the throngs of xonnffsters, who had slid
a score of miles' during trie day. It was
cheaper than sleighing, and, after all, there
wasjast as much fun coming down a hill
side on a sled with a sweet young girl as
there was sitting in a sleigh "with her and
watching next week's salary melting away.
On the hillsides of the East End many
coasters gathered last night and the sport
was enjoyed immense y. Dinwiddle street
is one ot the greatest sledding thoroughfares
in the two cities, and last night it
was black with boys and girls. This street
affords a great slide. The coasters started
at Center avenue and came clear down to
the old Market House on Filth avenue.
Several of tbe sleds had charcoal stoves on
them, and their owners enjoyed the sport
without suffering the cold.
HADN'T HIS CREDENTIALS.
Police Refuse to Hand Over a Prisoner to a
New IJork Deputy Sheriff
Michael Pickarell, the Italian anestedby
Detective Coulson .last week and who is
wanted in New York on two serious
charges, is still a prisoner at the Central
station. Yesterday an Italian arrived in
this city, presumably from New York,
and, representing himself to be a deputy
sheriff from that city, announced that he
had come here to take Pickarell back. The
stranger was armed with a pair of hand
cuff', but had nothing else to show who or
what he was, and the police authorities re
luted to turn the prisoner over to him.
The stranger telegraphed to Inspector
McLaughlin, of New York, lor an order for
the prisoner and tbe answer received was
that the stranger represented the bondsmen
in the case, and if he had the proper papers
to let him have the man. As the stranger
did not have the papers he was forced to
return to New York to get them.
Through Trains Kunning Late.
The complaint of late trains on the Penn
sylvania Boad is becoming chronic. It
seems impossible on account of the cold
weatherto make schedule time. The through
express trains have been running behind
on an average about two hours for several
weeks, and last evening was no exception.
Tbe St Louis express and the Colnmbia
and mail trains got in about two hoars later
than the schedule.
Bobbed la City Hall's Shadow.
Jacob H. Smith, of West Union, W. Va.,
reported to the police yesterday that he had
been robbed of.flSO" and a revolver at
Fifth avenue and Smithfield street Monday
night at 9 o'clock. He applied to Chief
Elliot, of the Department of Public
Charities, for aid yesterday afternoon. He
was given a ticket home.
An Old Lady Lost
Wilhelmina Grunther, aged 72 years, and
mother-in-law of George W. Balster, of the
Grant Engine Company No. 2, wandered
away from her home at 72 Pike street
yesterday afternoon, and at a late hour
last night had not been heard from. Mrs.
Grunther was lost in the same way for
several days about a year ago.
Clearance Sale at Etchbaum's.
The remainder or all holiday goods at
(treat reduction for this week only. Brlc-a-brac,
porcelains, bronzes, etc., all remaining
stock included in this sale.
Jos. Eichbauji & Co., 18 Jflftu avenue.
We havo now in store a larso stock of all
the finest evaporated and dried fruits, both
domestic and foreign. We can do yon cood
on these goods. Send fop price list Goods
delivered everywhere. AIilleb Bros.,
Pine Groceries and Table Delicacies, 183
Federal street, Allegheny.
Wednesday we will sell COO boys' cassf mere
nits, worth $3 BO each, at $1 46. Elegant
styles. P. & a C,
Grant anil Diamond streets.
WILSON CAN HATE IT.
Allegheny Democrats Willing to
Nominate dim for Mayor.
J. H. IRWIN WRITES A LETTER.
Waiting Until tbe Republicans Kama a
A TIB IS THE SENATE PH0BABLB
It was clearly indicated at the Democratic
City Committee meeting last night that
Alex. Wilson can have the nomination for
Mayor of Allegheny if he wants it He
would have been nominated then and there
if he had not checked the movement The
meeting been called to select the mayoralty
candidate, but only one man had declared
himself in accordance with the action taken
at the last meeting. Joseph H. Irwin, of
the Fifth ward, was the man. He wrote
two letters to the Committee Chairman.
The first letter declared his candidacy,
and the second told why he wanted to be
named for the place. The latter read as
To Secretary Lang:
Dear Sib Some days ago I sent Chairman
Koeliler notice that I would accept the nom
ination for Mayor on tho Democratic ticket,
if offered to me. My reason for dotnz so
was that I think Mayor Kennedy will be
nominated and elected, and I do not believe
ho Is eligible to succeed himself.
It is well known that Mr. schelman is
an independent candidate and expects to
receive many Democratic votes, and Mayor
Kennedy is the Citizens' Reform candidate
beMdes being tbe Republican nominee, and
will receive quite a number also. Under
these circumstances I am not so egotistical
as to claim that I can recoup all
these losses and make additional
gains from the Republicans to insure my
election. All I ask is to come in second
best and I will contest the mayoralty with
Mayor Kennedy from tbe start to the finish.
Tbe new election law give9 better oppor
tunity for doing so than the old one wnen 1
ran on tbe Democratic ticket lor Protho
notary, and contested though unsucess
fally the olectlon of the Republican candi
date on account or his Ineligibility.
But in the event of there beinir only two
candidates before the convention, nnd my
opponent will assure them tnat he will be
electeu, then I will withdraw my name, so
as to make primaries unnecessary, and he
can be nominated unanimously, and I will
give him my heartiest support
Mr. Irwin is a prominent citizen of tbe
Fifth ward, was at one time the Anditor of
the Allegheny Valley Railway, and, as in
timated in bis letter, was a candidate for
The disposition among Allegheny Demo
crats seems to be that their candidate would
have no chance against Mayor Kennedy,
should he receive the nomination. Conse
quently iustead of naming a man last
night they decided to wait until the night
of January 9, when the Republicans will
have nominated their candidate. It is
claimed that if Tyler is nominated Captain
Wilson will be the Democratic nominee,
but if Kennedy wins there will be none.
Before adjourning last night the committee
filled all vacancies in its membership.
WON'T BE DEMOCRATIC.
Senator Shonp Peels Confident the Repub
licans Will Hold Their Grip on the Sen
ate Wyomins and Nebraska Still in
Line Paddock Will Be Itetorned.
United States Senator Shonp, of Idaho,
who spent Christmas with Councilman
Bobert McAfee, of Allegheny, his brother-in-law,
returned to Washington last even
ing. He was asked if he had heard the re
port that Idaho and Nevada were to be
united in one Btate.
"No, I haven'tj" he replied, "and I need
not add that it will,never be done. Whether
it is a Republican or Democratic scheme it
will not be accomplished. Indeed, it can't
be done if the laws are obeyed.
Idaho has increased its popula
tion about 0 per cent, and has not
declined like Nivada. There is some talk
of amalgamating Arizona and Nevada into
one State. What the political elfect wonld
be is hard to say, for the Nevada voters
may counterbalance the Democrats in the
"I am not worrying about the Repub
licans losing the control of the Senate. I
haven't Been at home since 1 left a month
ago for the opening of Congress. The
fact i is, the Republicans "have lost
only two States for a certainty
New York and Wisconsin. Senator
Paddock will undoubtedly be returned
from Nebraska, and the last time I heard
the Republicans had a majority of one vote
on joint ballot in the Wyoming Legisla
ture. This much is certain, it the next
Senate is not Republican it will not be
"What do you mean? Will there be a
"I guess so. The Democrats will not
have a majority Tanging from 2 to 4 votes,
as they claim."
Ward Meetings of Pittsburg and Allegheny
The Republicans of the Twelfth ward,
Allegheny, last night suggested the follow
ing candidates for ward offices: Select
Council, Morris Einstein and Richard
Armstrong; Common Council, Joseph B.
Smith, Thomas Matthews, George Bierer,
George Kim, August Overbeck, Edward
Klotz and George Peters; School Directors,
Edward Hoffman, George Distler, Archey
Gardner and Charles Ludwig; Constable,
The Republicans of the Sixth ward last
night suggested the following Councilmanio
candidates: Select Council, George A.
Cochran and William F. Trimble; Common
Council. William Thomas, Jesse McGeary,
A. H. Mercer, George Rowbottom, E. A.
Knox, W. TJ. Peoples, George Bittner and
John H. Trimble.
The Sixth Ward Republicans Get in Readi
ness for the Primaries.
The Republican suggestion meeting of
the Sixth Ward was held last evening in
the Forbes school. Evan Jones presided
and E. G. Jencins and J. H. Miller acted
as secretaries. It was decided to hold pri
maries on Saturday next lrom 4 to 7 P. M.
The following candidates were suggested:
School Directors, two to elect: Ira Camp
bell, John M. Clark, William Robinsou,
Ssmuel Grover; Assessor, John W. Smith,
Henry Miller, John tTrich; Constable, John
WAED SUGGESTION MEETINGS.
The Republican City Committee Wants
Tbem All This Week.
The Republican City Committee desires
that suggestion meetings for ward offices be
held in each ward within the present week
if possible, as trouble may be encountered
in tiling certificates if the" nominations are
This evening the Thirty-second ward Re
publicans will suggest in tbe Prospect
school house, the Fourteenth ward Repub
licans in the Soho school house, and to-morrow
night the Eighth ward Republicans will
suggest in the Franklin school house.
Discussed Campaign Flans.
A joint meeting of Eleventh and Thir
teenth ward Republicans was held last
evening. Campaign plans were discussed.
Another meeting will be held next Tues
day, when names of candidates for ward
offices will be presented.
Left to a Committee.
The Twenty-first ward Democrats met
last night and appointed a delegate from
each precinct to prepare a list of candidates
to be considered at another meeting.
Mayoralty delegates will be pat np.
ONE GIRL, TWO X0VERS.
Rivals Quarrel and Fight On Is Dytnff,
the Other Is In Jail A Pretty Polish
Woman the Cause of tbe Trouble
Tragedy at Duqnesne.
Charles Rodgers and Anton Wazko-Ioved
the same girl at Dnquesne. As their affec
tions Increased for the Polish woman so did
their jealousy of one another. Christmas
night they met To-day Wazko is lying at
death's door and Rodgers is in jaiL
Several years ago Charles Rsdzinski came
to this country and found work at Du
qnesne. Soon after settling there he
adopted the name of Rodgers. He went to
b,oard with Frank Sock. Minnie Dano
vitch, Mrs. Sock's sister, lived there also.
She is a pretty girl, and as Rodgers is a
young man a worm feeling sprang up be
tween the two.
A couple of years ago Anton Wazko went
to Duquesne to live. He was aynung man,
and soon sought the company of Miss Dano
vitch. She took kindly to his attention,
and he soon had a place in her affections.
Rodgers did not care much at first, and a
friendship grew up between the two Poles.
Minnie acted her part well, and neither
lover knew that she cared for the other.
Wazko did not board at Sock's, so Rodgers
had a shade the best advantage, and spent
many of his evenings with Minnie. Wazko
came around at times when Rodgers was not
Christmas found both wooers dead in love
with pretty Minnie. Each man gave her
gifts. That was all right Monday nisrht
Rodgers decided to spend the evening: with
his lady love,tand early he sought her com
pany. They were chatting pleasantly
together when Wazko came in. A cold
ness at once sprang up between tbe two
men. Minnie seemed very glad to see
Wazko and this did not please Rodgers.
During the next hour tbe last comer allowed
his lore for the Polish girl to show in nu
merous ways. Each "time jealousy was
aroused in Rodgers' heart.
About 9 o'clock Rodgers went outside
and called bis enemy out Some time after
ward he came running into the house and
locked the door, saying he was afraid
Wazko would kill him. Later in the even
ing1 Wazko was picked up by a policeman.
He was nearly dead. His face was badly
bruised, one ear was nearly cut of! and
there was a bullet wound in his hip. Rod
gers was arrested and brought to jail yes
terday, The Pole is expected to die.
A 80UrHEBN CHEMISE.
Farmers of Georgia and Alabama Great
Believers in Fertilizers.
Prof. N. T. Lupton. of the Alabama State
Agricultural College, is one of the dele
gates to the meeting of the Ameriean Chem
ical Society. He was seen for a short time
last evening. He was formerly connected
with the State "University, and in addition
to his present position is State chemist
Alabama has a Commissioner of Agricul
ture, and a great deal of attention is paid to
farming interests. Prof. Lupton says the
agricultural resources of the State are good,
but in recent years much cotton has been
The Southern States use a great deal of
fertilizing material on the land. The
ground is not impoverished, but the fanners
find it pays to use it Various brands are
made by dealers, and any farmer can have
the material examined by sending speci
mens to Prof. Lupton. He says that Ala
bama consumes 100,000 tons and Georgia
300,000 tons ,of fertilizer yearly. In. Ala
bama fine corn as well as cotton is raised.
The Professor explained that the Chemi
cal Society was intended as a national or
ganization with the associations already
formed in cities as branches. He was alra'd
that owing to the cold weather the atten
dance would not be large.
Kicked on the Jury.
Constantine Lower and F. C. Miller are
two prominent Southside contractors. Mil
ler claims Lower knocked him down in a
dispute. Alderman Succop offered to leave
tbe case to the verdict of a jury of fire
spectators, but Miller objected. The Alder
man then reserved his decision until this
Veta Expected to Die.
Stani Galler, who was arrested for com
plicity in, tbe cutting affray ot Monday
night at No. 2812 Mary street, Southside,
and was afterward released on $1,000 bail,
was strrrended by his bondsmen last night
Joe Veta, the man who was stabbed, is
likely to die.
Ills Leg Crushed.
John Sullivan, truck boss at the Browns
town mill of Jones & Laughlins, had his
right leg crushed last night He was su
perintending the hauling away of a truck
load of heavy iron beams, when they fell on
Without doubt the most wonderful
remedy for pain is Salvation Oil. It sells
De Witt's Little Early Risers. Best pill
for biliousness, sick headache, malaria.
LAST WEEK OF HUH
STOGK-TUIRG IID HOLIDAY SAIL
EXTBAORDINARY REDOMS IN
We offer a choice in
the following weaves:
Faille Francaise, Peau
de Soie, Rhadames,
Armures and Surahs
of our usual $1.25 and
$1.50 qualities at $1.00
A very attractive
collection of novelties
in Black Grounds with
Colored Floral De
signs at 25 per cent
less than r e gu l'a r
Black Taffeta Silk
with colored stripes for
skirt linings, etc., $1.25
grade, at 85c a yard.
on our 50c silk counter
to close odd lines
C08. FIFTH AYE. AND MARKET. 78 ohio ST.; Allegheny, pa. 1
The Leading PrrrsntrKO, Pi-,
Dry Goods House. "Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1332.
JOS, HDHNE & C0,'S
PENN AVE. STORES.
WE CONTINUE THE
Goats and JaGKets,
And it will be continued until the
last garment is gone.
The crowds of buyers increase and
everybody is more than willing to
say that they find these bargains even
greater than they had expected.
If you are in need of a good, warm
winter garment this sale affords you
an opportunity to be as fashionably
jacketed as anyone you can possibly
meet, and at just half what it cost
anybody who didn't buy here during
this great manufacturers' sacrifice
Remember, this is a bona fide,
actual, real and wonderful HALF
PRICE SALE, and when we say
half price we mean it.
THE MATERIALS are Cheviots,
Diagonals and Plain Kersey Cloths;
blacks, blues and desirable fash
ionable dark colors. .
THE FURS are Astrakhan, Opos
sum, Electric Seal, Black Marten,
Brown Marten, Gray Krimmer,
Mink, Lynx and Fox.
Some are lined throughout and some
half lined with Silk Serge and
Satin; some unlined.
$4.50 to $30,
For actual former retailing prices
of garments of the class and quality
of these multiply the present prices
Two special styles of Ladies'
Gaped - Goats
In black, blue and colored Serges
and Cheviots, lined throughout with,
Now $10 and $20;
Were $17 and $35 ,
,In "good heavy winter weight
Jackets, stylishly cut and finished,
$3.00 to $15.00
ALL PRICES REDUCED.
JOS. HORNE & CO.,
609-621 Penn Avenue.
Largest and Leading
Jewelry and Art Stores.
R P. ROBERTS & SOI
s" . -vntire new stocks of
goads of all sorts suit
able oc New Year's
Fifth Ave. and Market 84-
In Slmen's Flannel-Lined Shoes and
Slippers for Ladles' Wear at 75c to $2.
Men'3 Buckle Arctlc3, 85c.
Men's Self-Acting Alaskaa, 60c.
Men's Bubber Boots, 2.
Children's Bubber Boots, 88c.
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