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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1892.
Highest of all m Leavening Tower. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Til 13 A HOIS.
W BDNESPAT. OCTOBER 19 lf-9'3
HELLO! NEW YORK.
Illustration of the Development
of the Telephone.
A LINE mOM CHICAGO 70 GOTHAM.
TVht the Mayor of the Katern Metropolis
Said to the Mayor of the Western
Home of the ITantler The l.tmpwit Tel
ephone Line In the M orIl Opened and
the Faith of n Iteliever in Great Possi
Chicago, Oct. 19. An interested
RAIL -V AY LAEOR TROUBLES.
, Tlie Sout?-entiro Situation Clears l"p and
-Talking at a l.OOO i: orj tl.ii.jr 1 IVac-rruI.
I Pt. I.ais, Oct. 19. A tclcyram from
pom. IVnver s.-vs tl.:.t tlie strike on the I)in-
pany of professional and scientific gentle- , vrr :! V.'.o tiiantl.iairoad came to an m l
men occupied themselves on the first floor
ef the Hand-McXally building at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon in theabsorbingamuse
ment of annihilating space. It was a mem
orable occasion. It marked a great stride
in electrical science. The longest telephone
line in t he world was completed and for ,
the first time in practical use. The man-
agement of the long distance lines had in
vited the representative newspaper, scien
tific, and official men of the city to a prao- j
tical demonstration of the possibilities of
long distance telephoning. They turned
out in force. In the New York office, at 13
Courtland street, a similar party was gath
The Mayors Make Connection.
The inaugural test was made shortly
after 3 o'clock. Mayor "Wash bu me sat in
front of the Chicago transmitter and Mayor
Grant, of New York, occupied the post of
bonor at the other end of the line. When
everything was in readiness Superintend
ent C. E. Mosley, who will have general
charge of the Chicago office of the line, di- ,
fected the party to stand around the fun-
Del-shaped receiver, and presently the
sound of a piping voice, thin and squeaky,
but distinctly audible to all within ten
feet of the receiver, could be heard. The
"Hello: This is Mayor Grant. With
whom have I the honor of speaking?"
Immediately Mayor Washburne replied
through the transmitter:
"Mayor Washbume is talking to you.
How are you " ' j
"Very well, thanks." j
Compliments of the Oecaslon. !
There was a slight pause whi lee very boil y
said -marvelous:"or "admirable!" or "seems
Incredible," or words to that effect, ard
then along came the thin clear voice ajcrain:
"On behalf of the citizens of Now York
city I extend congratulations to yoa, as the
representave of Chicago's hustling thou
sands, on the memorable completion of the
longest continuous telephone line in the
world, and the placing of America's two
greatest cities in touch one with the othtr."
There were several more compliments
expressions; then a cornet played in tLe
New York of.ice filled the room with mel
ody, and a cornet player from Johnny
Hand's orchestra sent the music back with
Lnnrhed After Their Labor.
After that everybody wanted to talk into
the receiver and have a little chat with the
New York office all to themselves. Super
intendent Mosley and Special Agent
Francis J. Hovey accommodated all the
curious while they explained the operation
ol t::f ane ana tue (liliicultiestli.it had be-n
encountered in its construction. After
every one had tried the telephone and had
It erplcined to him to his heart's content,
and the first feeling of wonder had worn
away, a very agreeable luncheon was
served in an adjoining room to all who
cared to partake. Among those who were
present were representatives of nearly
all the leading telephone and telegraph
companies west of Pitts bursr, as well as
official and professional gentlemen.
Siioi ily before 2 o clock yesterday after
mon. Superintendent Sample received a
telegram from the committee of strikers
accepting his proposition to go back to
work pending an investigation by the
board of adjustment and the, Kio Grande
management. Trains will be started out
from l.-oth -nls of the road as nearly on
time as possible, and it is expect
ed that by this evening everything will be
running smoothly again.
No Strike of Telegraphist.
There will lie no strike of the Missouri
Pacific telegraphers. A final conference
yesterday resulted in clearing away all dif-
iicmues as to rules and agreeing on a
, schedule of wages. The committee on
j emergency from Assistant General Man
.. - -...: l.v. . ti i ... : i . . . .
ager Smith s o.Tioe walked straight to the
telegraph office and sent a dispatch to the
members of the order stating that a mini
mum salary had leen agreed upon of $.10 on
the Missouri Pacific proper and 45 on all
branches i:j Kansas; also an average in
crease in salaries of $13.50. The increased
expense to the company will aggregate
about TjO.DfiO yearly.
Rar1or Makes Himself Scarce.
Topj'K A, Kr.n., Oct. 19. H. D. Uarber,
the Siinta Ke operator who s'-nt the bogus
telegram from Chief Ramsey ordering out
the Santa IV operators, disappeared from
I.'ixlge City y stcrday and left no trace. He
had learned that Rnnisey and the com
pany intended to pr-:-cute him to the ut
most limit fr his costly joke, and did not
wait to be at rested.
They Are rrulKiltljr Weary.
Torr.KA, Kan., Oct. in. The dispatch
vrhu-h purported to come from Chief 11am
sey.i.f the T- 'euraphcr'sl'rot herhood.order-
i:iv: a strike -n tiie Santa Ve system was a
fm-id, !;;t .VO of the operators on the At
lantic htid I'hi Lie road are still otit,-as they
mi t.i't yet certain that the order was not
CHALLENGE TO THE UNIONS.
New York i:irtr!eal I"i nns Seem to Yearn
for Troii Hie.
Xew Yokk, Oct. 15. A special meeting
of El.ctrical cnion Xo. 5,-tOt, A. F. of I..,
was held in t'-is city last night, when the
following resolution was adopted: "That
we, the electrical lsses and contractors of
Xew York and vicinity, will make no dis
tinct inn whatever between union and non
union workmen on and after Oct. 1, and
that t hey will be compelled to work to
gether; that in case of a strike any firm
hiring a striker will lie fined (l.Ortrt." The
resolution was signed by twenty-one man
ufacturers, -imongthem the Western Klec
tric company, 11. Ward Leonard & Co.,
Kureka Klectric Light company, Kd
wartl" & Co.. Ostrander & Co., Complete
Construction company, Xew York Electric
Equipment company and Bateman & Pollard.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE LINE.
How Much It Cost and the Means of Con
struction. The completion of the first practical con
tinuous telephone line between Xew York
and Chicago is due to the untiring energy
and determination of K. J. Hail, lice presi
dent and general manager of the Bell Tele
phone. For fourteen years Mr. Hall has
been endeavoring to perfect a long-distance
telephone. While other electricians have
frequently declared that the possibilities
of tue tele-phone were limited to from 00
to 3'fJ miles, Mr. Hall has insisted that it
should be just as easy to converse between
Kcw York and Chicago as between two
Ih-tirreuftothara and Philadelphia.
The first practical demonstration of his
Delief in long-distance telephoning was the
successful opening of a line lx-iween New
York and Philadelphia, which was put in
operation in 1SS5 This Tue was severely
tested during the great blizzard in lSK-t,
when all the telegraph wires Ik tvvetn Xew
York and Pbilad-. lphia were down, and the
newspapers of both cities "were cou.pell.-d
to dcrcnd entirely upon the loiig-distuce
telephone for tlie exchange of news. Many
columns of news were "spoken." over the
wire, and it proved in every way satis
factory, -; Five Million Xol1ars Invested.
So severe a test encouraged Hr. Hall and
his associates, and renewed experiments
were made with a view to still further ex
tending the long distance lines. A line was
run to Boston, and subsequently the Phila
delphia line was extended to Pittsburg.
Buffalo was also reached by way of Albany
and Troy. During the past year the project
of connecting Xew York with Chicago oj
telephone was vigorously pushed, and all
the wire has been strung in that time, in
i;s completed condition the new long-uis-
tance telephone represents an expenditare
of M,000,WX) or $5,000,000, and the Jabor of
thousands of men. '" .
The roles and Wire. v
The line is 950 miles in length. Tbe
poles are all of cedar and chest iiut, and
none is less than thirty-five feet in height.
JJhjBre are about forty-five poles to the mile.
His Appearance IVm Ieceptive.
Xew York. Oct. 19. A gray haired man,
who said his name was Patrick Kelly, of
nowhere in particular, about 45 years old,
appeared be'ore Judge McMahon, in the
Tomlis police court charged with disorderly
conduct and loitering around the docks at
the foot of Vcsey street. Kelly was clad in
a ragged coat, a tattered and torn pair of
trousers, something which had lieen a shirt
once, and an old worn out pair of shoes.
The judge isalout to commit him for
vagrancy when Kelly handed out an en
velope containing six bank ltooks in which
he was credited with respectively 17,0.'Kt,
fS.OW, 2,!Hi0, 1.500, $S,oK) and 2,100. He
Rich .ift to the Hospital.
Xw Yokk, Oct. 19. The annual report
of St. Luke's hospital, which has just been
issued, states that the hospital has received
a valuable j-Tt from a young woman resi
dent from this city, whose father was once
an active director of this institution. She
has offered to give her country estate,
which overlooks the Hudson and is valued
at fl'Ki.OCf ,to the trustees for use as a home
for convalescents. Only one condition has
lieem imposed by the donor. She demands
that a sum pufficiently large to pay the ex
jvnse of maintaining the home beset aside.
That would Ik? about 200,100.
.! 1 nut ions in New York City.
Xew Yokk, Oct. 19. Tammany Hall's
city ticket was nominated last night For
mayor, Thomas F. Gilroy; president of the
lioard of aldermen, George B. McClellan.
The Republicans nominated Edward Ein
nUin for mayor and C. Volney King for
pres ident of the board of aldermen. The
County Democrats chose John Quinn for
mayor and Isaac II. Klein for president of
the lKard of aldermen. Full tickets were
nominated in each case except that the
county Democracy endorsed two Tammany
candidates for judges.
Superintendent I'otter Promoted.
PlTTtUfKG. Oct. 19. The Carnegie Steel
company issued a circular yesterday an
nouncing the resignation of John A. Pot
ter as general superintendent of the Home
stead mills and his appointment as chief
mechanical engineer. Charles M. Schwab,
general superintendent of the Edgar Thom
son plant, will succeed Mr. I'otter ut
Tlie total numoer is u.joo. uopper wire
is used exclusively. It is single and there
are no cables except at the Xew York ter
minals. Tin w iro used in all the original
long-dislaue-e lines weie hed 172 pounds to
the mile. The new win is what is known as
Xo. 8, and tiiere are -RS5 pounds of it to
every mile co vt red.
Au Important Factor.
The total weight of the wire used on the
line is pounds. One of the factors of
the louu-dist nice line is the use of a mag
He, izod joint in joining together the ends
of cf.l wires. Under the old system there
was considerable loss of energy through
leakage. This l.ss is now entirely
, ab.tli.shed. The current is gained from a
. ihiec-cell bttteiy.
Arrive to Partake of Chicago's
THE CIT2 FILLING UP WITH GTJE3T8
BENJAMIN F. TKACY
Vice Trestdent Morton, Kx-Presldent
Mayes, the Cabinet, Supreme Court and
a Ilrigade Of Governors Reach the
World's Fair Town Another lot of
Troops In Camp A Great Influx of Peo
ple The National Commission Declines
to Further Ilsruss Sunday Closing.
Chicago. Oct. 19. The Chicago celebra
tion of the landing of Columbus began in
a preliminary way today. The first thirg
on the programme
was the school cel
ebration. The ex
ercises were gener
al and uniform in
all the public
schools nnd the or
der of exercises was
as follows: Read
ing the president's
ing the flag; salute
to the flag by the
pupils a-id nlel ra
of allegiance; music, "America, My Coun
try, 'Tis of Thee;" acknowledgment of
God, in song or selected reading; song,
"Columbus Day;" historical essays, read
ing, declarations, and patriotic songs to Io
arranged by teachers; song, "Columbus,"
by Joaquin Miller; address by a pupil, "The
Meaning of Four Centuries;" ode", "Colum
bia's Banner," by Edna Dean Pntetor;
Song, "Flag of the Free." The exercises
were largely attended, nnd the school
rooms were elaborately decorated for the
Tist iiiKiitshed Arrivals From Washington.
This morning there was a regular irrup
tion of distinguished gue'sts of the city.
On trains from Washington which were
traveling palaces there came members of
the cabinet, including the following:
State Secretary Foster and wife, Attorney
General Miller, Secretary Tracy, Secretary
Xoble and wife, and Postmaster General
Wanamaker. Tnen came the supreme
court. In the party were Justice and Mrs.
Fuller, Justice Harlan, Justice nnd Mrs.
Gray, Justice Blatchfoni, Jus; ice at:d
Mrs. Brewer, Miss Brewer, Justice Brown
and Justice Shiras. Uncle Jerry Rusk,
secretary of agriculture, cnie- to town
Monday night. The secretary steered
straight for the Grand Pacific, wiu-re he is
accustomed to stop, and got a ro. -.in. J
Arrival of Morton ami ILtyes.
It is questionable if eveu on the occasion
of the largest conventions, political, sm;i ',
and religious, tlie chief hotels expe-rienej
such a steady influx
of guests. To the
Grand Pacific must
be assigned the hon
or of receiving the
first of the distin
These were ex-Pres-
! 1 . Tl 1 1 r
lilt-lie linjrfti:(l ms-.
daughter. The ex-SSs
daughter wire es-i&jiXZ3-
eortcd to the hotel V'-iSif TA 4
by Colonel Abner VJ f
1 aylor, by whom "
they were met at W. H. H. MIIXE3.
the Latce Snore station. Mr. Hayes had ar
rived with Vice President Morton, viho was
j cco:un;mied by his daughter. Mrs. Red
mond, a frie id of the family, and Priv;..o
Seer; Wry C'iiiittiu. ?.ir. Mofon s;1 !;rl v
It I ' -
v ere I'.riVMi ... t!-ehomcnf l'rc
I"-i.:o.i. i.i thehK,:ti lii.-eo'orv. ("
i::i:oit i: si ;.(,:..), of ti c Xew v ri.
and K::;-i-i--s ;-n.i -,::.d.tj- ch-sinj, -ri.e. ,
rtcco:s::-.;-.ii:;-t by his diirai.ter, c;j..eols U-f
s;;:.ie t r;iir..
t.iiVfn-urs Arf Att.i.i;:;it.
Tln-n ti.ere v im j vi rm rs f.rM r.:;
states. ano:,g t!.c:- t ::.v; i n.;-. ;. e-;t, .."
Colorado: V.Vir of V..s" i.. i
of ?i:a:tie. Reyiif.Kis of I;v :.r. . !; 'r i '
North ('iroli.ia. I5r.v n .,' . .
Borwn of Ktcde I.-l-i.d. R::.- ' or ." : .
chusetis. Flower of Xew Yc.ih, i. U.. r.- c "
Michigan, A'. belt of Xew J -t. i ; "
Xew Hampshire, ami ur.:l :"::.
these were icompaniod b ti e., ., i...
will present a very military r:::; In ...-
parades. Four companies .f marines, -companied
by their eclebjiitid U-.i:-?. m
rived from V8s!iington and Xo'.v Vo '..
Th.ree hundred and five In ys from the Car
lisle Indian school reachcl the Fair groutIs
More Soldiers on Hand.
There were other arrivals of military,
also. Amnnfc these were Colonel Townsvinl,
with the healquarters and band of tiie
Twelfth inftJtry, and Companies H. of the
Seventh; F, of the Tenth; Eof the Twelfth
and F of the Thirteenth, from Fort I-icav-en
worth, a total of 23 men. MnjorCoatcs
and Company D, of the Nineteenth infant
ry, sixty-four men, from Fort Mackinc;
Colonel Croft on and the Fifteenth infant
ry. 4.''t men and six horses, from Fort Sher
idan; Companies A, E and G and the band
of tbe Xinetecnth infantry, 210 men, from
Fort Wayne, Mich.: headquarters band
and four companies Thinl infantry, 2S3
men, from Fort Snelling, Minn.; headquar
ters, bam! and four companies of the Se-c-ond
infantry, 2S3 men and six horses, from
GEN. MILES UNDER FIRE.
The 3IiIIe Were Words, However, and
He Came Through t'nhurt.
General Miles and the local directory
were under fire yestenlay at the meeting of
the national commission of the Columbian
exposition. Ex-Governor Waller, of Con
necticut, li-d the malcontents in an attack
on the arrangements for the military par
ade. The troops, he said, were brought
h.ie to parade the streets of Chicago, not
to le kept htcked up in the World's fair
grounds. Resolutions were introduced or
dering that arrangements be made for a
military parade through the principal
strj.1 ts of Chicago, but after a long discus-sioiVshtK-vhnle
matter was finally laid on
sat Down On Sunday l-is ension.
The most important action of the com
mittee at the session was a decision to hear
no arguments for or against the opening
oi iht rait oil Kuaday. They regard the
action of cungi ess as a final settlement of
the controversy. Ttnlay bad been set for
bearing arguments and numerous pleaders
on both sides of the question will be disap
pointed. Before adjourning for the day
resolutions of sympathy with President
Harrison were passed.
Lady Managers In Session.
The regular meeting of the board of lady
managers of t he World's Columbian com
mission was held yesterday. After Mrs.
Mary C. Bell, of Florida, had offered prayer,
Mrs. Bedford Fen wick, president of ths
British ' royal commission, ' mad an
address upon her mission to this
country in the interests of train
ing! schools for nurses. President Mrs.
Palmer then submitted fcer report, which
showed very favorable progress in the work
of the board. Speaking of the appoint
ment of foreign committees to co-operate
with the board, Mrs. Palmer said that
they were now possessed of the most pow
erful organization that has ever existed
among women, having official commit
tmm in twenty-two countries and favorable
responses from seven oths,
The trial of Rev. Henry Preserved Smith,
professor in Lane Theological seminary,
Cincinnati, on the charge of heresy, will
begin Nov. 14.
The pope has warned France that unless
its aggressive policy against the Vatican is
abandoned the next batch of French cardi
nals created will be the last.
Albert Antrim, of Cairo, His., married
but living apart from his wife, shot himself
fatally. The act was premeditated.
J. S. Bedford and "Dab" Burch were am
bushed and killed five miles from Bonanza,
Wyo. These two men had I teen on trial at
Bonanza charged with horse stealing, and
were acquitted of the charge.
The rumor is current in Berlin that
Prince Mettemich has departed for the
Unitenl States, where he is to marry an
heiress. Suggestion is made that the
emperor may forbid the marriage.
Bernard J. Green, a Philadelphia coun
cilman, fell from a train while on his way
to attend the dedicatory exercises at Chi
cago and was fatally iujunl.
The schooner San Jose, which has been
engaged in the trade of smuggling Chinese
into the United States, has been seized near
Victoria, B. C.
The eclipse of the sun Thursday will bo
gin and end at the following places at the
hours noted (central time): Chicago, 10:45 a.
m.to 1:40 p. m.; St. Loui.s 10:50a. ra. to 1:35
Dr. Chan Gee Wo, a full-blooded Chi
naman with a good practice at Omaha,
married at Chicago Miss Cora DeWitt, a
handsome American girl of good family,
also of Omaha. Dr. Wo is in Chicago in
charge of the Chinese exhibit at the World's
A young man named Wilson is under
arn-st at Manitowoc on charge of forgery.
The state committee of the Woman Suf
frage party of New York repudiates the
S residential candidacy of Mrs. John Bid
The elephant Duchess broke away from
her ke;-er at Lincoln park, Chicago, r.nd
made a wild, but not particularly destruc
tive charge through several streets. No
Itody was hurt and her ladyship was final
ly captured and bound with chains. Much
excitement was created by the incident,
and tbe Duchess had the streets all to her
self, A Criminal Gang of Farmers.
ST. Mahv's O., Oct. 19. Monday night
Henry M ier'.z, a prominent farmer living
near North Star, was supposedly murdered,
th -A !ur::ci up in his hani, which was de
sti ye.i by l'..e during the night, the charred
remaics bein found yesterday morning,
li is said that ha !k-io.;eJ to a band of
grata thieves composed of frtrmers in that
section, who had failed to arrive at a satis
factory understanding with hint concerning
the disposal of his plunder. Several farm
ers are missing.
Tramping for Glory nt Chic-igo.
CmcAoo, Oct. 19. Of the fifteen who
started in the walking match Monday
night Stoke, MeCall and Stevens have
dropped, out. The 11 o'clock last night
score is as follows: GhcK 134, Hart 123,
Moore 115, Cartwright 114, Guerrero 115,
Dean 111, Connors 110, Morse 1!, Hegel-
man 103, Mc Bride 100, Campana 83.
Championship Hose Hall.
Cleveland, Oct. 19. In the second game
of the series for the world's base ball cham
pionship Boston beat Cleveland 4 to 3.
Registration at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 19. Reports at the election
commissioners' office indicate that yester
day's registration contained by far the
smaller share of the anticipated total. Tue
comn.issionets expect 50,000 names, but
the indications are that less than half went
to the polls yestenlay. There is but one
more day of n-gist ratio.) lx'fore election.
Fusion in South Dakota.
Mitchell, S. D., Oct. 19. The executive
committee of the Democnttic state central
committee will meet here tomorrow and
withdraw two Democratic electors, substi
tuting there-tor two Populists. In return
the Populists will withdraw two candi
dates on the state ticket and substitute
from crilinary methods has long
been a'!otcl by the makers of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
They knotv what it can do and
they guarantee it. Your money
is promptly returned, if it fails to
benefit or cure in all diseases arising
from torpid liver or impure blood.
No better terms could be asked for.
No better remedy can be had.
Nothing e'io that claims to be a
blood-purifier 13 sold in this war
becauso nothing else is like the
" Cr. p."
So positively certain is it in its
curative effects a.3 to wnrra?it its
makers in Belling it, s.3 they are do
ing, through drutrcrista, on trial
It's especially potent in curing
Tetter, Salt-rheum, Eczema, Ery
sipelas, Boils, Carbuncles, . Sore
Eyes, Goitre, or Thick Neck, and
Enlarged Glands, Tumors and
Swellings. Great Eating Ulcers
rapidly heal under its berign in
fluence. World's Dispensary Med
ical Association, C03 Main Street,
Duflalo, N. Y.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODY ATT & WOODYATT.
Tbis firm have llie fxclusive sale for tbls ccunty of tl o
WEBEH, SIOYVESAKT.'dECKEK Biit-k, WEEELCCK,
EtiTLY, AiSD CAMP & ; O '8 PIAKOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTEKN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fnl' line leo of email Wneica Bit rchnlle. We have in onr employ a fintcl&iw Piano Toner.
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
1822 Second Avenue.
Sole Agents for
J. H. Flickenger's
Now is the time to place your order with us
for future delivery. These goods are the finest
in the market. They have no equal. Sold in
any quantity. -
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
EG '-ST VON KOECKRI ? Z, Pharmacist.
The Bee Hive not only
shows the largest and
best bought stock of
cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
partment calculated to
paralyze competition, open
the eyes of everv wide
awake cash buyer, and
prove to all that the Bee
Hive is "second to none"
in stock, styles or low
Your self-interest leads
you to the
1U Weil Second Sfreet. Divenpir.