Pittsburgh Daily Post from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1912 · Page 16
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four FRIDAY 3IORXIXO, THE PITTSBURGH POST SPORTING SECTION MAY 24, Railroao PITTSBURGH TONNAGE LIFTING RECEIVERSHIP. Enormous Volume of Freight Being Routed Hence to California via New Mexico Central. By F. A. LAYMAN. There a little raUroad far distant from th:s city; which was built by Pitts-'rvijrgh capital and whose revenues are derived in reat measure from traffic originating here, but of which little is heard here any longer the Mexico Central. It is under a receivership for the time being. It is true, but reports of late are to the effect that so good has been the business of late that a continuation of the ame for a little while longer will suffice to effect a restoration of the road to ita owners. The history of the Mexico Central its Inception, promotion and building constitutes a thri-'ling chapter in the financial history of Pittsburgh, most of the money that made It what It is having bee-i secured here. And, a3 ie the history or meet similar enterprises, the present receivership was inevitable. As an independent line It is doubtful Whether the present generation would have seen it as a paying proposition; but a series of fortuitous circumstances has constituted a section of 36 milee of it a connecting link In a transcontinental route over which many thousands of tons of Pittsburgh freight are sent annually and it Is deriving large revenue from that traffic alone. Such proportions, In fact, has this traffic assumed that the road in question 'notwithstanding its remoteness and inconsequent mileage, to say jiaught of the character of the country it traverses, maintains an agency here for the solicitation of freight on a parity with those of many large systems, its representative b, :.ng Walter K. Young, who has the rank and title of commercial agent. Freight consigned to South Pacific coaet points by a number of local concerns is routed via the Rock Island from Kansas City to Tucumcari, thence over the El Paso & Southwestern to Torrance, whence it is hauled to "WillaWl over the New Mexico Central, a distance of 3 miies and thence to the coast by the Santa Fe. But note the disproportion in the apportionment of carrying charges, taking the item of tinplate for example. The Pittsburgh-California rate is 66.2 cents per 100 pounds, the distance being approximately 3,000 miles, of which the Central, omitting mentian of the .proportions allotted to the several other road3 constituting the route, on some of which the haul is hundreds of miles, receives five cents, or relatively one-thirteenth for a 3S-mile haul. In the circumstances, the present prosperity of the little road is easily explicable. Charles C. Murray !e the receiver of the New Mexico Central and his office is In this city. Its president; is Harrison Nesbit and its secretary F. J. Torrance, also Pittsburgh men and who 'have their offices here. All of the other officers, executive an.3 operating, however, are located at Santa Fe, which Is one terminue of the line, Torrance, distant llti miiee to the southeast, being the other. A branch line 60 miles long to extend from Moriarty to Tejon and Albuquerque is now under construction, 'however. To Determine Responsibility. Tho Southern Pacific management has determined upon and made public a roMcy relatlva to affixing blame for accidents to the responsible parties that appears not only to possess much merit, but to be entirely feasible. And, should It work out as the management be-lievep it wit!. It is virtually assured that other systems wih adopt it. In fact, the management of one of the local roads already has caused investigation to be made regarding it. According to the new plan, boards of inquiry hertafter will be convened to ascertain t"n causes and fix the responsibility for all accidents anl full publicity will be piven to their Itndlnps. It has been arranged that, following an accident that la not of minor consequence, the ranking- official on the division whereon the accident occurred shall convene the board, which shall consist of two disinterested persons not connected with the railroad, together with the division officers representing the opeiating-, mechanical and engineering departments. This board will be required to visit the scene of the accident and take the testimony of employes and eye witnesses. Should a division board of inquiry fail to reach a conclusion, a second beard, comprising higher officials, will be convened and should the findings of such board, in its turn, not be conclusive, the ' general manager must convene a third one. , Instructions compiled for the guidance ot officials empowered to convene these boards of Inquiry are to the effect that responsibility must be fixed, regardless of Individuals or interests affected. The findings will be submitted to the general manager and by hlra made public through the newspaper press. Telephone Dispatching on Wabash. Colonel Charles Hamilton. the Wabash's passenger representative in this territory, has returned from a trip over the system greatly enthused by the evidences of rehabilitation he saw. Among other things he reports as part of the improvement program is the installation of a telephone system for train dispatching. In this one particular the Wabash, -while not in the van. is well placed in the procession of enterprising railroads. Just about 60 per cent of the entire railway mileage in this country being now operated by. telephone, the advantages of which, according to Colonel llamilton, are: 1. The train dispatcher can handle Ills work more easily and expeditiously by reason of the quickness with which communication may bo passed, he can Seep up his train sheet and the instruments are so arranged that ho has both hands free for employment, which Is not possible with a telegraph Instrument. Many times, when necessary, the train dispatcher talks direct with conductors and engineers on the road and is thus able to secure more accurate and quick knowledge of details In every day practice, as well as In emergency. 3. The telephone wire works much better In wot and foggy weather than does the telegraph. Evtn during storm prostrations, it win -work on the ground. If unbroken, while It Is well known that the telegraph circuit tops Instantly, when grounded. The tele-phono also works better where inductive disturbances from trolley lines and high tension power circuits seriously interfere with tho operation of the telegraph. 3. Telephones are located in boxes at places ong the lne where train and enginemen can stop and communicate with the train dispatcher about the:r movements, or furnish information quickly from non-telegraph ooinls. as a telephone can be used by anyone and does not require skilled technical knowledge. New Service to Southwest. W. II. Richmond. Pittsburgh representative of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain passen-. iter department. Is advised or the Installation ,of a sleeping car line between Chicago and . Houston. Texas, operated over the Alton Iron Mountain. Texas Pacific and L. & G. X. Aiso of tho extension of the EI Paso-St. Louis ,. sleeping car service to Chicago. Business Booming on the E. p. Traffic on the Erie & Pittsburgh division or tht Pennsylvania has increased so rapldiy of lato and assumed such proportions that the management nas iounn it necessary to put on mora crews and at present is hiring firemen. The division offices at New Castle are very 6usv places at present, in consequence. O Sparks From the Rail. "E3?'A-ard Breyfogle, a Pennsylvania fireman. .Is taking a vacation of two weeks, which he Is spending with friends at Tork. Albert Reisterer. Pennsylvania trainman. Is .confined to nis nouse in tne t-ast End with Vul attack of measles. J. H. Huston, a shop employe of the Pennsylvania' at Pitcairn, is incapacitated for work by Illness. Famuel Polack. a Pennsylvania brakeman. Is crippled temporarily by an Injury to his knee, received In jumping from a cut of cars day before yesterday. It Is reported that the trackage contract between tho Missouri. Kansas Texas and the International & Great Northern whereby the former uses the latter's track between Austin and San. Marcos, SO miles, will be renewed, a tentative agreement to this effect having been made. This will obviate construction by the Missouri. Kansas & Texas of Its own line between the two points, which would involve bnliding a bridge across the Colorado river at Austin at an estimated cost of $400,000. COUNTRY ESTATE CHANGES OWNERS Mrs. Alexander Laughlin Buys James W. Scully Place on Sewickley Heights. $55,000 THE PRICE PAID. What little Interest was manifested In real estate operations here yesterday centered in the sale by James "W. Scully of his beautiful place in Blackburn road, Sewickley Heights. Mrs. Alexander Laughiin was the buyer, paying $65,000 for the estate, which comprises 21 acres of land undfr a high state of cultivation, together with a large manor house of frame and having all city conveniences and surrounded by spacious grounds. The Scully place Is but one of many handsome estates on Sewickley Heights, but it is one of the finest among them and, all things considered, the price paid by Mrs. Laughlin is accounted very reasonable. Otherwise, the market was negative, few sales of any description having been made during the day and they of relative unimportance. One of the oddities of the current market, in fact, Is the utter lack of spectacular trading, or much trading of any sort, for that matter. And real estate brokers quite generally concur in the opinion expressed by one of their number yesterday that the market is not likely to "come back" until after the Presidential election now. At the same time, some large negotiations are pending and at least one deal ha.s been made, the property Involved being in the heart of the downtown section; but until certain necessary formalities have been complied with the facts regarding it will be withheld from publication. COLLEGE BUYS FLAT HOUSE. Property at Eastnor Avenue and Juniata Street Sold. The Lawton Real Estate Company reports the sales, as agent for George W. Hale, of Cleveland, to the"-University of Wooster, of a three-story brick six-suite flat house on a lot 50x120 at Eastnor avenue and Juniata street, for $33,000. The rentals are uniform $40 per month per flat and there are no vacancies. Also, the same concern sold to John Kertes the property 30a Lorenz avenue, in the Elliott Park plan, for $3,000, and for Louis Hamilton to Patrick Kain a small frame house in Miami street, near Kobinson, Soho, for $800. Planning for Louisville Trip. Chairman C. C. Hamilton, of the committee of the Real Estate board, appointed to arrange for the trip to Louisville next month upon the occasion of the convention of the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, received assurances yesterday from enough more members that they will go to render it certain that the Pittsburgh delegation will be a large and representative one. The party will leave here on the evening on June 13 In a special car over tha Panhandle, going via Indianapolis and reaching the convention city about noon the following day. Building Permits Issued. The following building permits were Issued yesterday: For a three-story brick and concrete factory, James H. Matthews & Co., Forbes street and Pennant way, to cost $S5,000. Two-story brick addition to garage, vv. M. Laird, 210 South Highland avenue, to cost ?S,7Jt. Minor Sales of Real Estate. Andrew Jerome has sold to Charles C. Voelker an improved lot "4x76 in William street, Twenty-seventh ward, for $2,000. Samuel Pollack has sold to Minnie Fierst an improved lot 25x100 in Wylie avenue, near Granville street, Third ward, for $7,200. Transfers. Catherine Bruton to Sarah McCoy, May 20, 5th ward, Pgh., 24x132, Clarissa St. 2,000 W. D. Huny to Jas. I. Mason, May 15, Sewickley boro. 55x125, Grove st 2,750 Frank Meinert to Margt. C. Bannerot, April 27, McCandlees twp., 24'j acres, public road 4,500 Henry T. Galey to Sidney Evans, April 27. Baldwin twp., 50xSS. alley 1,290 Ju'.ius Loeffler to Jno. J. Becker, May 16. 9th ward. Pgh.. 44x32, Penn ave 3,000 Samuel P. Winters to Winters. May 13, Dormont boro, 30x100, Fairiawn ave. 4,200 H. B. Heyimun to Peter Steimer, April SO, Mifflin twp.. SSxlfO. Lincoln ave 6,300 Peter Steirner to H. B. Heyimun, May I, Munhall boro. ,xllO, 12th ave S.5C0 David Trecharm to Samuel Kinsev, Dec. 13. 1910. Glenshaw, Allegheny Co.. "loOx 110. Beech st '. fi.OOO H. W. E. Stoebener to Benj. H. Thompson, April 3, Crafton boro. 30x125, Grace ave 5,0u0 Mortgages. Jane A. M. Breed t"Wm. Goldie $ Anthonv 3. Wooling to Wm. J. Barton.. A. B. Heid to S. 12th St. B. & I.. A Jos. Dutkiewicz to Birni. Dime B. & L, A Wm. S Ewing to Margaret D. Anderson Jas. T. Ferguson to C. C. Rine Wm. H. Parish to F. M. Logan John Wood to Confidence B. & L. A Emma J. Ashworth to Jane Marshall Alice G. Moore to Pittsburgh Tr. Co 7. 500 1.S50 4.600 2. COO 2.500 1,000 3.200 2,100 S.5C0 6,000 Purchase rronev. LOSS OF WOMAN'S GOWN ALMOST STOPS FUNERAL Hurried Trip Made to Get Dress in Which Woman Wished to Be Buried. SPECIAL. TO THE PITTSBURGH POST. CANTOX, O., May 23. To carry out the dying request of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph H., Himes, daughter of John K. Carnahan, millionaire tin plate manufacturer, who died Tuesday, William E. Shoemaker, secretary of the Carnahan Iand & Improvement Company, rac;d in his automobile to Alliance this afternoon and got the gown in which Mrs. Himes was married seven months ago and In which she wished to be buried. The gown came from Baltimore where Mr. and Mrs. Himes resided after their wedding. It was placed in a trunk and left in storage In that city. Then came Mrs. Himes' serious illness and when she was brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carnahan, two weeks ago, the trunk and its conten's was forgotten. The dress was sent by express from Baltimore, but was delayed at Alliance. The delay threatened to halt the funeral. A hurried search was made for the gown after Mrs. Himes' death Tuesday morning. It could not be found and several telegrams were sent to Baltimore. In answer came the message that -he storage company's rules forbade Its letting go of the trunk without a written receipt. In despair those at the Carnahan home dispatched another message stating the circumstances, and "Wednesday night came the reply that the gown was being sent by express. FRUIT CROP is SMALL. Farmers along the Allegheny valley report that the fruit crop will be small this year owing to the cold of the past winter. The cherry trees are reported as the only ones which did not suffer and a large yield of this fruit Is expected. MAN 103 YEARS OLD DIES KITTANNING, Pa., May 23,-Hansen Davis, 103 years old, the oldest resident of Armstrong county, is dead at his home in Brady's Bend township. He wa a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars. He is survived by his wife. GIRL TO BEGIN LONG RIDE TO COAST. tA C A vf? T t 3 3-. A -SS' CA?A?'-'-' V.V.'.v-. ' . 'i.,. X- A' Jii,, ' I''-.V -.SIS i 2 f V mmmm -J ' m . 1 f MISS ALBERTA CLAIR. Alberta Claire, "The Girl from "Wyoming," will leave the ofiice of The Pittsburgh Post at noon tomorrow in the service of this newspaper, for Atlant:c City, on horseback, a trip she will tell about in advance to the readers of next Sunday's Post, in a breezy Western stylo that is peculiarly her own. Miss Ciaire, wad with her pony, Bud, and her dog, Mickey, ihas become a familiar sight to Pittsburghers in the last few days, is- scheduled to arrive in the city by the sea on June 5. To make this trip of 410 miles in 12 days requires that she travel 34 miles a day, no little distance, especially for just a chip of a girl. The longest day's ride will be i miles and the shortest SO, and she will follow the Pennsylvania railroad whose station agents will check her. "The Girl from Wyoming" weighs less than 100 pounds. She is an accomplished young woman, too, and has traveled extensively. It is always her hope that in the evening, after the day's travel, she can find a piano. Frank J. Murphy. The sudden death in his home in Baltimore, last evening, of Frank J. Murphy was a profound shock to relatives and a large circle of friends in Pittsburgh. Deceased was known to ttie furniture trade throughout the United States. Ur.til five years ago Mr. Murphy was leading member of the firm of "Murihy Brothers & Co., S0S Perm avenue. For 35 ye ars he was in the furniture business in Baltimore, and in that city was known in all Catholic societies. He was a director of the St. Vincent de Paul Orphan asylum and was identified with maiiv charitable organizations. Three sons and a daughter survive. John L. D., former member of the Maryland Legislature and a prominent Rait-more attorney; Frank J.. Jr., and Harrv A., who were associated with their father in business, and one daughter, Mrs. Mnrv K. Fossett. Two brothers, John P. M. Murphy and Harry A. Mur-pliv. who reside in Pittsburgh. Mrs. G. Chapman Jonas. Mrs. G. Chapman Jones, a well known former resident of Pittsburgh, d:ed Wednesday night in Rochester, N. Y., after a biief illne3. She wa the wife of Rev. G, Chapman Jones, formerly pastor of the Oakland and Crafton Methodist Episcopal Churches. She leaves Iter h-s-band and two sons, Robert W., a Pittsburgh newspaper man. and George Jones. Mrs. Delia C'N. Vounn. Mrs. Delia O'XeU Young, U yrars old, of 1S11 Jenny Lind street, McKeesport, died Wednesday. She. was a daughter iv-'. ;; - ,V cru e 'AX husband, Clvde F. Young: her 'mother; a sister. Mrs. R. L. Steele, all of Mc- Keesport. Mrs. Young was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of Aiciveespori. Joshua Jones. Joshua Jones, of 207 E'stelia street, Beltzhcover, died yesterday, three davs after the death of his wife, Mrs. Mary Jones. Both had been ill with pneumonia. Mr. Jones was one of the oldest residents of the Southside and was a member "of the Welsh Congregational Church, oi which he was aiso th- jam-tor. Ke leaves a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Morris. Frederick Goehring. Frederick Goehring. 7? years old. died Wednesday in the home of his son. Edmund Goehring, Washington avenue. Bridgeville. He was born in Germany and settled in Pittsburgh in 1S2. He was a member of the Lutheran church .r,d leaves a widow, five sons and two daughters. irs. Mary F. Floyd. Word was receive! from San Die-o, Cal., that Mrs. Mary Funlt Floyd," a former resident of Pittsburgh, died there last Tuesday. Slif was born in Holli-daysburg and came to Pittsburgh when a girl. She moved to the West a year ago. Mr?. Floyd was formerly a member of Shadyside United Presbyterian Church. She leaves a son. Thomas Walter Flovd; her mother Mrs Elizabeth Funk, and a sister, Mrs. W. K. Getz. Funeral of R. T. McElrcy. Funeral services for Robert Tindle Mc-Elroy, of 119 North Linden avenue. East End, were conducted vesttrdav morn- ing. Mr. McElray w.s formerlv first assistant district attorney of Pittsburgh, bolemn mass of requiem was celebrated iuaisui , rei-tw wi i-ioiy ttosary (jnurch. Homer-oo:'i. He was "assisted' by Rev.-William M -Mu;!:n as deacon f Rev. Owen Kirby as sub-deacon, and Rev. Dr. Thomas 1". Coakiev a master nf teremor ics. Rev. H. C. Boyle, of St. Paul's CiiheoraL delivered the sermon. Jr: tne sanctuary were present Rev. Dr. Martin Heiiir, president of the Duquesne university; p.ev. Tuomas Devlin, rector j NECROLOGICAL RECORD A Xk f i wr "V A . ' i fVAH 4 WXZMl I 1 - Ipw - ' 1 ' 1 1 .1 1 m H Ml I "WX ..:. V.-.::: .::-. ::::;:::-; W Wm Wm "Beethoven is her favorite composer,' she said yesterday," but when I'm tired I like to play Mendelssohn's songs they are so refreshing. I used to eing a great deal, but I lectured so much that my voice is not so clear. In Little Rock gave 10 lectures in one day and no one can do things like that and sing." "People in the East think that just be cause I am from Wyoming I should be wild and woolly, and maybe I am, but there are other things I like better than horseback riding. Nothing I like better than going to the picture galleries. I'm not very conventional, but I do have hobble skirt. I had to buy it to wear at some function. On one of Miss Claire's trips she made more than 10,000 miles, and on a wager. From Sheridan. Wyo., her home, she traveled up to the Canadian border, down the coast to Mexico, to Los Angeles and then to Buffalo. Since leaving Sheridan Miss Claire has ueed only tile one horse, a cow pony, Bud. or Ho.y Cross Church, Southside, and ev. j. wernert, a member of the Re demptorist order. ONE-ACT PLAY GIVEN AFTER PERFORMANCE James K. Hackett Offers Somewhat of a Novelty in the Nixon Theater. DY JACKSOX I). HA AG. At tlie conclusion of the regular performance of "The Grain of Dust," in the Nixon theater last evening, Mr. Hackett, the star announced that in compliance with hie previous announcement he would offer a one-act play, "The Bishop's Candlesticks," which he had presented in vaudeville with R. M. Holland, who is a member of his company. After a wait of some 15 or 20 minutes the curtain was run up and then followed an interesting', sentimental and extremely prettily constructed little drama. It si'M a short, tense story woven about the incident recounted in "Les Miserables," where Jean Val Jean gees to the home of the kindly bLshop, demands food, which is freely given by the generous churchman, who invites the outcast to remain all night. Val Jean setts the silver candlesticks, practically the last of the b-Vuop's family valuables. These Val Jean decides to steal. He leaves the house, is arrested by the gendarmes and '-rought back when the bishop, who had already heard the poor fellow's vivid story of suffering, tells the officers that I be gave the man the candlesticks. The soldiere depart and Val J,an, touched to tao very sou! by tne Christian spirit of j the bishop, as exemplified in his actions, ! br-gs the bkshop's blessing, which is free- ly given when the convict nroclaims him- selr a man again. Several years ago Mr. Hackett gave us a sample of his work in strictly distinctive character parts in an unpleasant role in "The House of Silence," the Herman Veile play. In that gruesome offering the role was sinister, gloomy and even vicious, but Mr. Hackett" s work was good. Last evening, however, he gave a demonstration of possessing histronic attainments that are ! really remarkable and unusual. One : cannot but be amazed, in the face of j such admirable, convincing, colorful and j vigorous acting, that Jim' Hackett should : waste his time with roles that anyone can - play. Judging from his work last ; evening he is too strong, too virile, too ! convincing in handling parts that de-I maud bread, primal treatment with jus"? i that touch of the melodramatic neees- sary to shake one out of his complacent. ! attitude of polite attention, to do any f more posing. His matinees days are past, 1 he is a real actor for his Jean Val Jean I was a fine creation full of strength, nu-J manity and sympathy. It was really a great performance. At the . conclusion of the playlet the audience gave him a tremendous reception, and he had to make a speech in response to at least a half dozen curtain calls. Remember that it was midnight and such appreciation at that time means something. i In the cart of the kindly bishop who ' loved hiim.initv to the exclusion of I1 j else. Mr. Holland was delightful. He is one of the rare players on the American tage and particularly is he charming in parts that call for a display of gen- tleness and kindly humor. It was 12 o'clock before the curtain descended and for that reason such experiments as this is are not likely to be received with joy-ou-i aee'aim by the multitude of playgoers. Miss Carewe and Isabel Frisbee played small roles. SCOT TELL I HOW PLANTS L TRUST HE SOLD TO STEE Declares He Built Sharon Plant "To Shake the Apple Tree Again." IS GOVERNMENT WITNESS. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. NEW YORK, May 23. John Stev enson, Jr., a Scotchman and a rela- tive of Robert Louis Stevenson, en-1 livened the hearings in tne Federal suit to dissolve the United States Steel Corporation today, when he told in a rich Scotch accent of the various deals by which he sold out uaii o dozen steel properties to the Reid-Moore syndicate, John W. Gates and the steel corporation, each time striking a profitable bargain. Mr. Stevenson was called by the Government to give evidence to support its allegations of monopolistic intent in the formation of the various subsidiary combinations of the steel trust, of whica Stevenson's former properties are constituent parts. Entering the employ of the Carnegie Steel Company in 1ST5, when his feilow Scotchman, Andrew Carnegie, was mak ing his reputation as an ironmaster, Stevenson, in 18y2, established in New Castle, Pa., the first successful tin plate mill in this country, lie said. It was cap. italized at $150,000. WISDOM TO TAKE BONDS. Ten years later, after selling this and four other steel plants which he latet built, he started the Sharon Steel Company, merged it with the Union Steel Company and then sold to. the steel corporation, taking for the Sharon interest $13,000,000 in the corporation's DOnds, he said, lie built the Snaron Steel plant, he remarked, "to - shake the apple tree again." "You didn't get shares for your interest?" asked H. E. Colton, attorney for the Government. "No, sir, bonds," Stevenson said. "That seems to be a Scotch habit," commented R. V. Lindabury, attorney for the Steel Corporation, apparently referring to the fact that Andrew Carnegie had taken bonds when he sold the Carnegie Steel Company to the corporation. "No, sir," retorted the witness. "That was wisdom. I'd been getting too much common stock in other deals and there was too much gambling about that." Stevenson told how he aold his She-nango Valley steel plant. "Let's see," he said. "There was $300,-000 stock in the company, $150,000 bonds, and the cash profits brought it up to an even million. I was lying in bed with a broken leg and my wife and children were begging me to sell it. I told W. E. Rice, my president, to go ahead and sell and I gave him the credit for getting a judicious price. He sold it to the same old crowd that was bobbing up everywhere about that time, for $3,500,000 in common and preferred stock of tho National Steel Company." "Who was that crowd?" COMPETITION KEEN THEN. "Oh, Judge Moore, Dan Reld and W. B. Leeds." His Shenango Valley Tinplate plant ho sold to the American Tinplate Company for $357,000 preferred stock and the same amount of common stock of the latter company, he said. "Was competition keen in those days?" "It got worse and worse the longer, was in the business." It was because of there being too many wire -mills in the business, the witness said, that he surrendered his New Castle wire and nail plant to John VV. Gates, who had organized the Consolidated Steel and Wire Company. In 1S92 there were 46 wire plants and competition in two or three years had driven all but 11 out of the business, he declared. He said there had been a meeting of wire nail manufacturers in Cleveland, where it was agreed to fix prices at $1.50 a keg. "When the meeting was adjourned for lunch, Frank Baackes- went down and sold by wire 10,030 kegs at $1.40," Stevenson said. "I was going down for the same purpose and the telegraph operator handed me Baackes' telegram by mistake, I stuffed it in my pocket and took it back to the chairman of the meeting. 'What shall we do with him?" I said. 'Kick him down stairs,' said the chair man. " 'I can't,' Isald. 'He's a bigger man than I am. " "This was Frank Baackes, now vice president of the American Steel and Wire Company?" "Yes, and a very decent fellow." Mr. Lindabury brought out Irom the witness a statement that demoralized conditions in the wire and tinplate trade during the late nineties had directly led to the consolidation of numerous plants into the National Steel, the American Tinplate and the American Sheet Steel companies and that many of the manufacturers had gone to Judge Moore and a-ked to be taken into the combination. Investment Where can you get better returns j for your money than in spending a small amount on your teeth (insuring your comfort and preserving your health) instead of waiting until they are hopelessly decayed and then expect the Dentist to perform a miracle? There is neither economy nor good judgment in neglecting the teeth, for the inevitable result of this neglect is suffering and expense. Don't be misled by those who tell you "false teeth are better than your own." This is no more true than to say glass eyes are bet ter than the ones Nature provided, j False teetn are Detter man no teetn or badly decayed and aching ones, but not better than good, well preserved, healthy teeth. No matter what your teeth may ponniro -t-on'11 find TT T? T. T TM G ! BROTHERS thoroughly capable of satisfactorily treating your case; 25 years' experience in this their home city has made them so. Largest practice here. Loose, decayed and aching teeth treated, crowned or filled v,ith porcelain, gold or alloy, from $1 up; Crown and Bridge Work, $5 a tooth; Corrugated Suction Plates, including painless extracting under Air, Gas or gum treatment, $10 each. Office Hours: 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.; ! Wednesday and Saturday evenings until 9 o'clock. Closed Sunday. Either 'phone. URLINS BROS., Dentists, TWO LARGE OFFICES Second Floor. 6125 Penn Ave, E. E. Corner Collins. A. I) 204 Sixth Street, Corner Penn Avenue I Paying LAIRD BIOS FAREWELL TO AH 0L0 SERVANT Praises Scotch . Housemaid, Who Leaves Him to End Days in Edinburgh. Pittsburgh Post Bureau, Herald Building, NEW YORK. May 23. There was a great deal of dustin and packing and bustling about in the New York home of Andrew Carnegie, Fifth avenue and Ninety-first street, today. Miss Margaret Anderson, head housemaid in Mr. Car-negie"s establishment, is leaving his service. With gigsling and smiles the little woman told what had been done to make happy her last days in the Carnegie home. When the servants of Mr. Carnegie leave on the Cameronia for Scotland, Saturday, Miss Anderson will not be with them for the first time in 25 years. She has left the services of the Laird of Skibo and, having in her long years with the family acquired a competency and something more, she is going back to her native Edinburgh to open a publlo house and spend the rest of her days. So there will be another head housemaid at Skibo this summer. It will be C5 years June 1 that Miss Anderson left her home in Edinburgh and went to Kilgrastoe house in Perthshire to enter the service of Mr. Carnegie. In the following October ehe came to America with the family and was installed as head housemaid at the home in West Fifty-first street. When the Fifth avenue mansion was built Miss An derson retained her position. While the merrymaking was at Its height Mr. Carnegie and Mrs. Carnegie, their daughter, Margaret, and Mies Whitfield, the sister of Mrs. Carnegie, came into the hall. The dancing stopped only ljng enough to let Mr. Carnegie take Miss Anderson by the hand and to say that there was none like her and. that they all would miss her. He presented her with a gold watch and $500. That $500 is going to be presented every year that Miss Anderson lives. Afterward the servants gave her a gold bracelet as a token of their affection and the little woman was quite overcome when she realized just what was happening. Then the dancing went on and it was late in the morning when they stood about Maggie, as they all call her, singing Auld Lang Syne. Eight of the servants sailed with the Carnegie family on the Celtic today and the others will follow Saturday. Miss Anderson will leave for San Francisco Monday to visit iher brother. "The present political situation is too humiliating, too humiliating, to say much about it, but I never despair for the republic," saJd Mr. Carnegie. "All will come out right," Mr. Carnegie said, and he addedt with some emphasis, "I am sure of that." When he was asked who he thought would be the Presidential nominee at Chicago, Mr. Carnegie thought a moment and replied that he did not" care to pose as a prophet today. "You have been a good friend of Mr. Roosevelt?" was asked. "Yes," said Mr. Carnegie, "I admired Mr. Roosevelt very much; I admired his .honesty and think he believes what he says, but I think he is wrong in opposing Taft, who most assuredly deserves another term." HEART TROUBLE FATAL. MONESSEN, Pa., May 23. The funeral of Mrs. William J. Walters, of Eldora, was held here yesterday. The deceased resided in Eldora, a residence district near here, and was last seen on Sunday evening. Monday neighbors became alarmed at her non-appearance. J-Ier home was broken into and she was found dead on the floor. Her death is supposed to have been caused by heart trouble from which she was a sufferer. DIED. BESTERMAN On Wednesday, May 22, 1912, at S p. m.. Julia Besterman, relict of Henry Besterman, in her 76th year. Funeral from her late residence, corner Hill and Trv streets, Sewickley Pa., on Saturday, May 25, 1912, at 9:30 a. m. Requiem high mass at St. Joseph's Are Y 6u Ready ? Holiday next Thursday how about the new clothes? Suit, Trousers, Panama, Straw Hat, Shirt, Neckwear, Underwear, etc? The right kinds are ready for you here. Attractive styles, good qualities and prices that are cheaper. Suits $10 to $35 Men's and youths' new blues, greys, tans and browns. Some with Norfolk coats. See these high-grade suits at $15, $20 and $25. Trousers $2 to $8 Striped worsteds and flannels, blue and grey serges, khaki and white duck. Fine blue serge and stripes, often $5, at $4. Boys' Suits $2.50 to $13.50 Plain and Norfolk styles, all made for hard wear. Fine all-wool ones in blue serge and mixtures, $5, $6.50 and $7.50. Washable Suits, all fast color, $1 to $3.50. P anamas Straw Hats New style Sennit and Split Sailors and Soft Milans. Manhattan Shirts ' Athletic Underwear Everwear Silk Hose 50c Open Saturdays Until 10 P. M. 504-506 Federal Catholic Church, Sewickley. at 10 a. m. Friends of the family are respectfully Invited to attend. CLARK On Wednesday, May 22, 1912. at 12:30 p. m., Jennie L., wife ot Joseph E Clark of Station street, McDonald.-Pa. Funeral fron- the First United Presbyterian Church, of McDonald, on Friday afternoon, Mav 24, at 2 p. m. Friend' of the family are respectfully invited to attend. COXSIDIXE On Wednesday, May 2. 1912, at 5 p. m.. at the family home, lS'J Thirty-sixth street, Margaret, widow of Daniel Considine. Funeral on Saturday. . May 25. 1S12. at 8:30 a. m. Requiem mass at St. John's Church at 9 a. m. Friends of the family are respectf alVy invited to attend. FLAX AG AX On Wednesday. May 22. 1912, at 4:20 p. m., Stephen Flanagan, husband of Ellen Flanagan (nee De-veny). Funeral from .his late residence. 127 Greenfield avenue. Fifteenth ward, ou Monday May 2", at S:30 a. m. Solemn, high niass of requiem at St. Rosalia's Church at 9 o'clock. Friends of the faroiiv are respectfully invited to attend. (Youngstown, O., papers please copy.) GEISLER On Wednesday, May 22. 1912. at 5 p. m., Catherine Geisler (nee Wasr-enhim. wife of the late Joseph Geisler, in her S4th year. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law. Frank Bach. 101 Pack street; Mt. Oliver borough, on Friday morning. Mav 24. at S:30 a. m- High mass at St. Jossph's Catholic Church, Mt. Oliver hrrcach. at 9 a. m. Friends of tne family are respectfullv invited to attnd. (New York and Philadelphia papers please copy.) KIXG On Tuesday, May 21. 1912, at 12:23 noon. Minnie A. King (nee Meather), wife of the late J. A. King. ageJ 66. Funeral services at the residence of her son-!n-law, A. R. Van Horn, 706 Taylor avenue near corner of Buena Vls'a street, Northside, on Friday. May 24. at 2 p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully Invited to attend. ' KOEHLER On Wednesday, May 22. 1912.' at 1:30 p. m.. John M. Koehier. belbved' husband of Mry Koehler (nee Gard-, ner). in bis 74th year. Funeral from the residence of his son.. Harry C Koehler. 1532 Rhine street. Spring- Hill, Xorthside, on Saturday nf-: ternoon, at 2 o'clock. Services at Ger--man United Evangelical Independent Church, (Rev. Geese), at 2:30 p. m. Members of Granite lodge. No. 652. I. O. O. F-. Carolina Rebekah lodge No. 43. Fauen and Yunsrf rauen Verein of , Voegtly's Church; Allegheny Turnvere-in; Koerner Mannerchor and frifnds fifth family are respectfully invited to attend. ' ;' (Marietta, O.. and Parkersburg, W. Va ' papers please copy.) KETTEREP- -On Wednesday, May 22.'. 1912 at 2 o'clock p. m., Henry K., son of He .try and Elizabeth Dreher Ketter-er, aged 19 years 3 months. Funeral services on Friday. May 24. at-2:30 p. m., at No. 903 Rural avenue. Friends of the family are respectfu'ly, invited to attend. NELSON On Wednesday, May 22. 191?. at 1:25 p. m.. Andrew Nelson, aged 44 years, born in Sweden. ' i Funeral from the residence of "his broth-; er Peter Nelson, 408 Orewell alley, on Frldav. May 24. at 2 p. m. Friends of the family are respectfully lnv'.ted to attend. NICKEL On Wednesdav. May 22. 1912 -at 4:25 a. m.. at the fanrly home. 3no- North Mathilda street. East End. Clara Kimmerlv Nickel, beloved wife - of Walter j. Nickel, In her 36th year. Funeral on Saturday at R:30 a. m. Solemn high mass of requiem at St. Joseph's Church., Liberty and Pearl 6treet. at 9 a. m. Friends of the family are respectfully .invited to attend. ROSESKEIMKR On Tuesday, May 21. 1912. at 7:10 p m., Richard J. Rosen-keimer, husband of Annie Rosenkeimer (neu Schramm), aged 43 years and 6 days. Funeral services at his late residence. 1946 Lowrle Ptret. Troy Hill. Norths.d on Friday, May 24. at 2 " m. Friends of the family and members of Firemen's Beneficial association are respectfully invited to attend. SHOAF On Tuesday, May 21. 1912, at 7:5" p. m.. Llda A. Shoaf fnee Clark), wife of Captain Peter Shoaf. Funeral services Friday at 2 p. m. at her late residence, Sligo Landing. sJutt end of Smithfield street bridge. Friend of the family and members of Star of Bethlehem, Ladies of the Golden Eagle. Colonel Moody Circle No. 52. Ladies of . the G. A. R., and Southside Temple No. 83, A. O. U., are respectfully invited to attend. SCHMITT On Wednesday, May 22, 19'2, at 8:20 p. m., George Schmitt, beloved husband of Roe Schmitt, (nee Gaussl. and son of Martin and Catherine Schmitt, in his 53d year. Funeral from his late residence, 1S77 Main street Sharpsburg, Pa., on Saturday. May 25, at S:30 a; m. HH?h mass of requiem at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sharpsburg, at 9 o'clock. Friends 01 the family are respectfully Invited to attend. SMITH On Wednesday, May 22, 1912, at 11:50 p. m.. Mrs. Eliza Smith (nee Moon-ey), widow of James Smith, aged i'A years. Funeral services at the residence of -cr daughter, Mrs. William J. McMillen. oiu South avenue, formerly Ann street, Northside. Saturday, May 25, at 10 a. m. Friends of the family are respect fully invited to attend. SHELLY On Thursday, May 23, 1912, at 7:25 p. m., Oliver W. Shelly, of Sheridan, in his J6th year. Funeral services at the chapel of Jl. Samson, 433 Sixth avenue, this (Friday! afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock. Intermc.it Saturday at Newberrytown, York county, Pa. Kindly omit flowers. as Genuine South American, $5. Finer grades, $6 to $12. St., Northside.

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