Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 16, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

iack of public interest would hardly lie be
lieved In other citie. I would not cbarce that
the people were too parsimonious, but they are
too busy in their offices, aiid their time too
much taken up at their business to give con
sideration to the matter. I Tiope that this
meeting, small as it may be, will stimulate the
Sublic interest, and that a people's movement
e started said the affair pushed to completion,
so that in after years it might be said that no
nag. clique or set of men can claim credit
for it, ana it w ill stand a monument to the peo
ple. Mr. George A. Kelly followed Mr. Mc
Kenna. He said:
It is the duty of every pood citizen to partici
pate in every enterprise that contributes to the
prood of our city, and the Exposition project
should commend itself to every citizen. It
would certainly be of benefit to the manu
facturers and business men. There are plenty
of people ready to reap the benefits, but let
others perform the labor. It is time people
pot up and did their share of the work. Much
has been done, but not as much as should have
been done in proportion to the importance of
our citv. Pittsburg must Make up. and unless
it wishes to take a hack seat must push for
ward with all its might. The Exposition must
tbe finished. It can't be afforded to let it stand
as it is."
like stoi.es or kome.
. H. K. Porter came next. lie said he had
a feeling of intense respect and admiration
of the men who had put their shoulder to
the wheel and worked so hard in spite of the
difficulty and in spite of everything.
Manv may become tired of the Exposition,
but there are multitudes who will take an in-
i terest in it and be attracted to the city. As an
I educational institution it will help to raise up
I the people. The work is a matter that will
1 have to be performed by an individ-
1 ual few, but it ought to interest the
I city at large and assistance be rendered
them. Let tne terrible blast of the storm come
as it came on last Wednesday at noon and it
shakes the citizens to their very hearts. They
rush from their homes and do all tliey can to
rescue even the dead bodies. But in a case of
this kind, where energy is also needed and it is
an affair of such vast importance to the city
there is apathy and indiilerence. Let the
stones that are growing up there now be like
the stones of Rome, and let an orator come who
will call on the very stones lo rise and call our
hearts to mutiny, or something better.
Councilman "Andy" Robertson said he
was surprised to know that it was necessary
to call a public meeting to attain an object
of this kind. It should be attained by the
people without an effort. If the people
t .1.1 jt -i-. j- e -- x-.-...
&now me ueneiiia iuaL nuw nuui iu .tAtu
sition of this kind, w hy then so slow to
come forward and assist? He continued:
The monied interests ought to come forward
more liberally than they have. There is no
legal right to compel them, but there is a moral
right that should induce them. There are few
cities in the w orld where there are so many
places lor recreation for the workincmen and
the men should give up a portion of that sur
plus that the laborer helped him to gain, for
such a project. An Exposition would not only
be a blessing in a pecuniary sense but it would
give a chance to the wcrkmgmen to see the re
sults of their labor and make comparisons. It
would be an incentive to them to strive for im
provement and take their minds a ay from
demoralizing influences that tend to cause
social revolutions.
Captain Charles "W. Batchelor was the
next speaker. He said that it had cast a
damper upon him when he came into the
hall, which seats from 2,000 to 3,000 people,
and found in it onlv 200 or 300. He said
there was but one Pittsburg, and all ought
to be proud of it and come forward in aid of
one of its most important affairs. He said:
The men who were booked for speeches at
the meeting and didn't come, the people that
turned their backs on us. will be there when
the building is finished, for it will bo finished,
and there will be a big public meeting,
speeches and a dedication, and these gentle
men will be there then; yes, they will be on
hands then.
Captain Batchelor compared the Expo
sition work to that of the Sanitary fair in
war times. He stated that to carry it out
and pay the expenses, John Chalfant, James
Park, James I. Bennett, J. D. Hanna and
himself had to give a note for $9,700.
"When the fair closed they had $320,000 to
pay that note with, which showed what
Pittsburg could do.
Percy F. Smith spoke next. He said that
the manufacturing supremacy of Great
Britain was based of the fact that it has
' 11.0SD miles of bituminous coal land. Iu
the seven States bordering on the Ohio
river, at the head of which Pittsburg is,
tlieie are 100.000 square miles of coal lands.
This shows the advantages of Pittsburg.
The attendance at the Centennial was only
for three davs. With an Exposition for tin ee
months the turnstile -would register 2.000,000
visitors from outside the city. As a member of
the Centennial committees it was als my dutv
to visit the railroad companies. Their testi
mony was that invariably on the day succeed
ing a big demonstration in Pittsburg the local
freight was immense. People while in the city
bought tupplies. So the railroids did not
merely have the passenger traffic, but the
freight, too.
John B. Jackson responded to a call with
this encouraging prediction:
A capitalist from Philadelphia a few weeks
ago told me that Pittsburg is bound to become
a greater city than Philadelphia. He reasoned
this way: Pittsburg stands alone as the metrop
olis of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio,
West Virginia and a good part of Man land,
too. Philadelphia is constantly overshadowed
by .New Yoi U's proximity, and can never grow
larger. With this important situation I believe
the Exposition has a successful future assured
it, and it will certainly pay a handsome return
for investments. We want to make one more
grand effort.
Mr. A. P. Burchfield, one of the Exposi
tion's directors, spoke as follows:
Our aim is to make this Exposition some
thing more than a peanut stand. When wo
applied to the Pennsylvania Railroad officials
to ascertain their policy toward the enterprise
they said: "Let your citizens show by their
contributions what they will do toward start
ing the Exposition. Then we will show you
what we will do for yon, be it either 51,000 or
J1C0.O00. If it is to be a mere peanut stand then
e will have notning to do with it But if great
buildings are to he put up ami a substantial
ariay of industries exhibited, vie will help
make It a success and induce people to come to
your city irom our lannest terminals."
It is not only from the remunerative stand
point of dollars and cents that we contemplate
this project. We also aim to build an Exposi
tion that will educate the people in arts and
sciences. The art gallery vt e are erecting can
nut be equaled in this country. 2fow "if we
have gone too far with the enterprise, let us
know. If not then give us some encourage
ment. Pittsburg can do anything when she is
stirred up to it. Cn that wall is the record of
how our city fed over 400,000 soldiers in this
historic ball during the war and of TJ,000 sick
and destitute victims of the battle
fields cared for by the ladies of Pittsburg. And
at this date Ihope Pittsburg is loyal to her
reputation. Shall a large subscription list be
started here to-night? If it is not started soon
there will be no Mav musical festival, no art
gallery and no Exposition.
Mr. Burchfield's speech seems to have
stirred up the people. "When he spoke ot
Pittsburg's work during the war,, young
Brockett, the singer, pushed aside the wall
curtains, disclosing the Subsistence Com
mittee. Round alter round of applause in
terrupted the speaker. "When he was
through the applause was continued, ending
in a loud suggestion from somebody:
"Let us start the subscription at once!"
Chairman Schmertz did not have time to
go about this in a formal manner, because
Ir. Boggs, of Boggs & Buhl, drygoods
merchants, got the floor and shouted:
"We double our subscription to S-,000!"
"And I double my subscription too,"
piped City Treasurer Denniston.
Mr. Bindley, the hardware merchant,
held up his hand and called: "We give
$1,000 more."
"Here's a check for S25," exclaimed John
Dure, of Allegheny, a smooth-faced young
"The Times subscribes 1,000," an
nounced W. A- Magee, business manager of
that journal. Subsequently H. H. Byram.
editor of the Chronicle Telegraph, increased
that paper's subscription 5000. Consider
able applausa greeted both donations, and
it is a pleasure to assure the Exposition
management that THE DISPATCH will be
heard from also in the near future.
Home & Ward gave an additional sub
scription of 51,000, making 2,000 for that
Messrs. John B. Jackson, W. E.
Schmertz, George A. Kellcy. Charles F.
McKenna and Colonel T. P. Roberts
doubled their previous subscriptions.
Mr. Hopper, the installment dealer, who
has already given 500, stated that he would
be one of 25 merchants doing a business of
over 100,000 a year to give 1 per cent of all
their sales for six consecutive months to the
Then in quick succession followed these
IL K. Porter, 500, making 1,000 f of that gen
7 M4. S
vy, . '' ' ' - 1 , , ' ( - ... w.,, , . -, - 1yjii-,1lisfiHSi
BBssssWssslli iIBPwhsW $jjiJf&SQmBEmii9fllM BHwHWB
tlctna.n:Bover Hotel, S500; Remington Bros.,
S100: Demmler Bros., J325: H. M. Black. Slfth A.
F. Keating. $300: H. W. McKee. $100; William
B. Palmer. V.25: H. J. Hcintz, $500; Percy Smith,
S100;JohnIimmling,!300; Ripley fc C0..S0OO;
J. Kosenbaum & Co., S500; W. L. Coke fc U,
S100; Harvey Wattles, $100; J. K. Durr.SlOO.
Mr. Durr wanted to start a popular sub
scription for workingmen. A letter in the
same line was here sent to the chair. Tt
proposed to let people buy away in advance
books of 25 admission tickets to the coming
exhibition, each book to be accompanied by
a souvenir of some description.
"Andy" Robertson objected to a popular
subscription at this time. He said it was
the duty of the moneyed men to build this
institution, and if they reiuse to do it then
it is time enough for the workingmen to
take np the enterprise.
This idea struck the majority as proper,
and a motion was passed referring the ques
tion of popular subscription to the Board of
"W. H. Hartley, a young man, insisted
that a popular subscription be taken in the
hall. So the hat was passed around, and
Mr. Hartley was the first to drop in a 10
The whole sum received was nearly
On motion of Mr. Boggs the meeting ad
journed until next Tuesday night, in the
same hall.
To Take a Hand In the Election In District
Assembly 3 to Tnkc Care of Administra
tion Candidates.
The biggest fight that has ever occurred
in D. A. 3, K. of L., will take place to-dav
or to-morrow. It will
be a fight for suprem
acy, and the result
will show whether
Powderly or anti
Powderly men will
rule. The annual
.: p l j:
.; uieeuii ui uic uia
M trict, which at one
,U 4. .via ,,-n lia-i3 11 (MIM
time UUUtUWtU .L,UVV
j members, but is now
reduced to 4,500, will
begin this morning
and will be interest-
Didn't Come. Doyle and Hooper,
both Catholics, are candidates for
the Master "Workmanship, against
Boss and Evans, both Protestants.
It is now called a religious war; but neither
side has any apparent advantage. Powderly
is iriendlyto Doyle, and is anxious to se
cure his election. He has received a num
ber of telegrams during the past day ortwo,
all of which he filed carefully away in his
It was reported yesterday that Powderly
would be here last night in order to look
after the election in D. A. 3 to-day or to
morrow. A Dispatch reporter had a talk with
Mr. Doyle yesterday afternoon, and he
My communications with the general officers
are confidential, and I cannot say much, if any
thing about them; but I will say that eitner
Powderly or some member of the General Ex
ecutive Board will arrive here this evening. If
Powderly does not come Morris L. Wheat, the
new Worthy Foreman, or some member of the
General Executive Board, will surely come. I
am going to the depot to meet whoever comes.
I do not say that anyone is coming here in my
interest; but whoever comes will attend the
district meeting and may be given the right to
Tom Barry, who has been anxious to
meet Powderly for some time, missed his
train yesterday morning, and was unable to
leave the city until evening. He would
have missed several trains for the privilege
of meeting the General Master Workman.
He was disappointed, however, as Powderly
did not come. The limited, which arrived
at 8 JO P. M., did not carry any of tne gen
eral officers of the Knights of Labor.
Master Workman Doyle, who stated in the
afternoon that he would meet whoever
came, was not there, and unless someone
arrives on a train from Philadelphia this
morning the district meeting will be held
without the presence of T. V. Powderly or
any member of the General Executive
When Recording Secretary Ross and Fi
nancial Secretary Miss Laura Powell, of D.
A. 3, were asked yesterday about the pro
posed visit of Mr. Powderly and the proba
ble result, they both said: "We have noth
ing to say, and, in tact, know nothing
about it."
Neither Mr. Powderly nor any member of
the board had arrived at midnight.
It Is Reorganized, nnd Pittsburg Will be
the Headquarters.
National District Assembly, No. 217,
Knights of Labor, composed of iron and
steel workers and blast furnace men, is not
dead, new life having been infused into the
organization. Since John Conkling, the
Master Workman, took the stump for Har
rison and Morton, the affairs of the district
have been in the hands of Recording Secre
tary Lewis, and the headquarters were in
The district, although it did not have an
official head, and has lost some mem
bers, is in a very good shape.
A meeting of the Executive Board was
held yesterday and four, of the five members
were present They were William Lewis,
of Harrisburg; John Strott, of Allegheny;
John Rude, of Wheeling; and David
Quinn, of Chicago.
James Mahoney, Master Workman of L.
A. C660, of this "city, was chosen Master
Workman; John Rude was elected Worthy
Foreman, and William Lewis was made
Secretary. It was decided to make Pitts
burg the headquarters.
Come Hero to Hnvc Tronble in Their Glass
Factory Settled.
There will bean important meeting of the
Associated Flint Glass Manufacturers this
afternoon. A dispute at the chimney
works at Summervillc, Mass., is to be dis
cussed. Messrs, Gregory & Dougherty,
proprietors of the big shade and chimney
works at Summerville, arrived in the city
on the midnight train.
They discharged several of their men, and
the American Flint Glass Workers' Union
interfered and demanded the reinstatement
of the discharged workers. This has not
been done, and a meeting of the Associated
Jlanufacturers has been called for the pur
pose of discussing the situation.
The meeting to-day will be one of the
most important ever held since the manu
facturers formed the association, the object
of which is to discuss labor quef lions.
Floersheim Pays the Regular Rate.
There is no trouble at the coal works of
Mr. Floersheim, at Finleyville, on the B.
& O. R. R., as stated yesterday. All of his
miners are at work, and are receiving the
79-centrate. Although some of his com
petitors are only paying 74cents for mining,
Mr. Floersheim still pays the rate decided
upon at the Inter-State Convention.
A Bis Improvement.
Diiworth, Porter & Co. have purchased
the property of Chambers & Co., glass man
ufacturers at Fourth aud Bingham streets,
Southside, which adjoins their works. They
propose to tear down the old buildings and
make improvements that it is estimated
will cost about $150,000. It is rumored that
a big steel mill will also be erected.
A Fuel Gas Compnny'a Directory.
The Fuel Gas Company of McKeesport,
which was organized but a short time since
for the purpose of piping the city, has
elected the following directors, who will
meet Friday to organize: Dr. H. W. Hctz
rot, Isaac West, Geoigei Mars, Sr., S. O.
Lowry, John B. Scott, James E. Patterson,
W. C. Sales, Frccland Chester and Joseph
-a. tt Vi-lissssttW.f
Allegheny Sees This Picture,
Then That, and "Wavers,
Her Financial Men Report in Favor
of a Second Class Charter,
Attorney Watson States Both Side3 With
the Benefit of a Doubt
All Allegheny is now engaged in the
contemplation of two compauion pieces.
They are pictures painted by masters in
their rival lines, ana, if they were to ap
pear in some art gallery's catalogue, might
be jointly labeled, "The Municipality Be
fore and After Taking a Second Class
Charter." Only a few days ago it was
thought the If orthside preference ran toward
the companion piece "Before Taking."
Now, however, the other picture is viewed
by many in the more favorable light. Both
seem to be popular to a degree, so that the
solution of the problem, "To be, or to have
been?" is becoming really difficult
For example: The Northside Councils
held a joint session last night to consider
the charter legislation question. On the
opening of the meeting Mr. Samuel Watson,
Chairman of the Finance Committee, read
an extensive report covering the work of the
Finance Committee and the Citizens' Com
mittee on the charter matter. He first read
the opinion of George Shiras, Jr., which
has been published, and then followed with
the opinion of D. T. Watson, Esq., which
is appended:
Pittsburg, January 15, 1BS9.
Gentlemen By the act approved March 3,
1S70 (P. L. 717), the several acts theretofore ex
isting in reference to the city of Allegheny
were consolidated and under the name of the
City of Allegheny it was made a municipal cor
poration of the State.
That act. modified and amended perhaps as
to some of its provisions by subsequent legis
lation, is still in force, but it may at any time
be repealed or modified by the State.
The charter of a municipality is not like unto
a grant by the State of a charter to a private or
trading corporation. Such a grant accepted
creates a contract between the 3tate and the
corporation, which Is protected by the Federal
Constitution, which the State cannot repeal,
unless the right to do so has been reserved.
Bnt the erection by the State of a munici
pality for the regulation and control in local
matters of aportion of the State is the creation
of a public corporation peculiarly subject to
the control of the State and to the extent that
it may at any time repeal or change the char
ter. This was held by the Supreme Court of the
United States in the Dartmouth College case,
and was never more broadly decided than by
our own Supreme Court in the case of Phila
delphia vs Fox. 64 Pcnna. St, 180.
lithe General Assembly of the State shonld
piss, and the Governor approve, a proposed act
which has been handed me, entitled "An act
providing for the incorporation and govern
ment of citie' of the third class," I am of the
opinion that it would supplant and repeal the
charter of 1S70.
It is clear, therefore, that action should be
taken by the city of Allegheny to determine
what is best for the city. It is better for the
city to remain as it is now, in class number
three, under the Act of 1S74(P, L. 230) or to
enter class number two? If it is decidedto re
main in clas number three, then what is the
better course to taker Should you allow the
proposed act to pass as it is now drawn, or
should you seek to have it so far qualified to
preserve to the city as much as is possible of
the charter of 1870.
If you determine that it is for the best inter
ests of the city to remain as nearly as possiblo
in its present position then you should have
such steps taken as will either (I) have cm
bodied in the new legislation the important
provisions of the present charter, or (II) so
qualify the language of the proposed act tnat
the legislative intent not to repeal the local
law of 1870 may be clear, and thus, as far as
possible, preserve the said charter.
"Whether vou can legally effect this latter re
sult is a close question under present decisions,
and yet I think it may be done if the de
cisions of our Supreme Court in the cases of
Evans vs Phillipi 117, Pennsylvania State 226,
and Malloy vs Reinhart 115, Pennsylvania
State 25, are followed.
If you did succeed in preserving your pres
ent charter, you should remember it would, to
some extent, isolate the city from the other
municipalities in the State, and thus render it
more difficult to secure legislation when it is
needed, and such legislation is now said to be
needed in reference to assessments for taxation
and collection and lien of taxes.
This opinion I have submitted to Georce
Shiras Jr., Esq., William B. Rodgers, Esq.,
and George Elphinstone, Esq.. all of whom
have heretofore been consulted on behalf of
the city, and they authorize me to say that
they concur in the same. Respectfully,
D. T. Watson.
ToW. W. Martin, Esq., William Walker, Esq..
and others.
Mr. Watson followed this by reading the
reports for the Finance Committee and Citi
zens' Committee.
When the reading was finished Mr. Wat
son moved to adjourn until Thursday even
ings as a citizens' meeting was to be held
to-night and he preferred to defer action
by Councils until after that time. This
motion was adopted. Then the question of
having the reports printed came up. nnd,
after various motions had been offered, a
motion was finally passed requesting the
official papers of the city to print the law
yers' opinions and the Committees re
ports in full.
E.1..T.. f -m c:Anji n.. n T.vni Tfrf.T..
for a Third Clnss One.
At the meeting.of the joint committee of
the Finance and Citizens' Committees of
Allezheny yesterday afternoon, a list of
salaries of the city under theipresent char
ter and of cities of the second and third
class was read. The people in both cities
are already familiar with the figures:
Without going into detail, the following
statement and comparison of salaries' paid
in a year fnr a city like Allegheny in the
sccoud and third class will be found inter
esting: City officers and Board of Assessors S26.90Q
Department of Public Safety 9,G0O
Department of Public Works 2L500
Department of Charities...' 2,900
Department of Law 2,500
Total .S73,40O
Salaries (by comparison) city of third
class 578,510
Salaries city of second class. 73,400
Difference in favor of second class S 5,110
Why the Northsldc People's Committee In
dorse the Financiers.
In the report of the Citizens' Committee
read before the Allegheny Councils last
night, they indorsed the views of the.
Finance Committee, and recommended that
the necessary steps be taken to put the city
in the second-class grade.
Kontine Bnsineis
Before the joint session of the Allegheny
Councils last night the Common branch
passed some ordinances and others were in
troduced to view new streets, transfer cer.
tain sums of money, assessing damages for j
laying ont streets, etc. .Nothing of import
ance was transacted.
The Manufacturers' Nntnrat Gm Company
Closes Its Most Prosperous Year Its
Net Earnings Increased to 375,033.
f The annual meetinc and subsequent elee--
tion of the Board of Directors of the Manu
facturers' Natural Gas Company took place
yesterday afternoon in the company's office,
Germania Bank building. There were about
30 stockholders present when Mr. Charles
Meyran, President, submitted a statement
of the company's standing.
From this it was learned that, during the
last year, nearly ten miles of additional pipe
line had been built, which makes the entire
line one of nearly 100 miles. Fight new
gas wells and three oil wells were drilled,
the latter producing, on the average, 70 bar
rels per day.
The net earnines of the company during
the vear amounted to 575,035, reducing the
debt of the concern to the amount of $39,
606 10. The monthly .revenue of the com-
Eanyhas been increased to 520,000. They
ave pow 7,500 acres of tested gas territory
and 1,600 acres of oil land. Five hundred
and forty-five acres of newgas territory were
acquired by the company.
The total assets of the company are, in its
mains, lines and wells, real estate leases,
machinery, telegraph lines, etc., $1,145,
453 93, and the liabilities are composed of:
Capital stock, $600,000; bonds, $225,000;
floating debt, $114,224 49; surplus, $206,
219 49; total, $1,145,443 98.
The company recorded no accidents dur
ing the year.
The election resulted in choosing the same
board as last year: Messrs. Charles Meyran,
B. L. Wood, "Jr., James McCutcheon, Fred
Fisher, Henry Lloyd, E. H. Myers and E.
M. O'Neill.
After the business of the afternoon had'
been disposed of, a tempting luch was
Coroner's Inquest, and a Contractor's Rea
sons for the Accident.
At the continuation of the Coroner's in
quiry into the Diamond and Wood streeti
disaster, Assistant Inspector John Eichleay
testified that the work on the Willey build
ing had been done in a first-class manner.
He thought the storm had something to
do with the accident, but it was aided by
the haste of the workmen in attempting to
leave the top floor. If the joists had been
strong enough to have withstood the fall of
the top floor the building would have been
Barney Wilkey, a mason employed in the
building, said that the front walls were six
inches thicker than the plans called for, and
George C. Miller, carpenter, said the plans
had been but slightly changed and only to
strengthen the building. Henry Buck
mixed the mortar, using 40 of lime to 120
parts of sand, that being the same propor
tion as useu in tne .aaams express staoies,
the Little Sisters ot the Poor building, etc.
Saturday morning some of the injured will
A well-known contractor gives as his
theory of the accident the rather strange
one that the joists were not spiked or spliced
together, but merely laid on the girders.
The wind could never blow these together
so that both walls should fall in, as they
did, but, on the contrary, the wind entered
the building and actually forced the walls
far enough apart to allow the loose joists to
fall, when the demolition of the weakened
walls was made easy.
A Number of Politicians Go to Harrlsbarx
lo Boost Brcnnen.
Mr. John Huckenstein, Hon. James Bul
ger, 'Squire Boyle and a number, of other
leaders of the Democracy of Pittsburg went
to Harrisburg last evening on the fast line.
They will attend a meeting of the State
Democratic meeting, to be held in that city
They propose to hurrah forbBrennen for
State Chairman. All unite in saying there
is no hope for his being elected, but they are
going to show Mr. Brennen he has some
friends in Allegheny county.
From a private source last night it was
learned that Washington countv's delega
tion, which was so enthusiastic ior Kisner's
selection last year, will vote against him if
Wright or Brennen is nominated. Alle
gheny county's members are decidedly op
posed to him, and will vote against him in
any event. Hence it seems Kisner's only
hope of success is a want of competitors lor
tbe position. He is so certain ot re-election
that he has decided and arranged to give a
banquet after the adjournment of the com
BIcKecspori's Board of Trade Want the
Best Men Chosen for Oulce.
The McKeesport Board of Trade has
elected the following officers: President,
William I. Sharpless; Vice Ptesidents, A.
B. Campbell and Dr. T. L. White; W. P.
Wampler, Treasurer; E. P. Murphy, Ee
cording, and James Derenney, Correspond
ing Secretaries. The board adopted an ad
dress calling upon the voters of McKeesport
to cast their ballots in February for the man
found after carelul consideration to be the
most competent for the position coveted or
aspired to, and also a resolution deeming it
unwise to increase the yearly salary of the
Burgess. The address will be circulated
for the benefit of reform.
Few Changes 9Inde in the Management of
the West Pcan Hospltnl.
The contributors to the West Penn Hos
pital met at Dixmont yesterday. The old
officers with one exception were re-elected.
Mr. J. B. Scott resigned from the executive
committee. A. S. M. Morgan toob'his place.
The vacancy caused by the death of General
Sweitzenwas not filled.
F. S. Bissell was added to the executive
committee for the insane department and
Dr. W. J. Asdale to the medical staff.
A Benefit Entertainment Given at tbe Coll.
senm Last Evening.
The entertainment given by Manchester
Council No. 124, Jr. O. TJ. A. M., at the
Coliseum last night, was a success. The
proceeds, which amounted to over $100,
were for the benefit of the families of the
killed and injured at the great Wood street
disaster last week. Over 500 people attended
the entertainment
One of the features consisted in the selec
tions rendered bv the New Grand Army
Orchestra, of which Prof. C. W. Gaston is
the leader. Miss Lillian Burkhart gav
several recitations. The Manchester Quin
tet and several local artists participated.
Tho Humnno Society Handled 1 ,116 Cases
la 1SSS Money on Hand.
The Humane Society held its annnal
meeting yesterday. The Secretary reported
a balance on hand of $409 57. In all 1,116
cases were handled during the year 221 for
cruelty twhildren, 556 -lor cruelty to ani
mals. Sam O'Brieu was reappointed agent.
L. H. Eaton was re-elected President and
Samuel Davidson Secretary.
Tito Moner Was Found Between the Soles
of Green's Shoe.
James Payne, a farmer near Coal Valley,
station, suspected Aaron Green and Charles
Hodge, his farm hands, of stealing some
money from him. The men were arrested
by Detective Murphy yesterday. Sme of
the money was found" between the soles of
Green's boots, when he confessed the theft. J
-Dll. . 1 2- 2-11 -1
.duiu lUKii were jjub iu juii.
A Critical.Cultnred Audience Listens
lo the Words of the
Their Melancholy Religious History Told
by a Master Tongue.
A most melancholy, but at the same time
most charming pleasure, was that experi
enced by those last night who listened to the
eloquent lecture of the Bev. Dr. Joseph
Krauskopf, of Philadelphia, upon "The
Messiah and the Jews."
The lecture was delivered in the hand
some temple, on Eighth street, before a
crowded house, made up entirely of the
very best Hebrew society of Pittsburg, the
well-dressed, handsome class that invariably
is to be found in the parquet at the play
houses when anything especially good,
either in a musical or dramatic way is to
be rendered.
After a few well-chosen words of-introduction
from Mr. Marcus Aarons, of this
city, the speaker of the evening opened at
once upon his subject, and treated his audi
ence to a delightful surprise. He neither
ranted, orated nor even conversed, but ran
through his entire lecture with a low, pleas
ingly modulated intonation that ten . time3
intensified his sad words. He scarcely at
tempted even a falling or rising inflection
or emphasized a single syllable; but all
through the evening his talk sounded like a
song, and every word conveyed deep feeling
and pathos. After dealing with the mighty
power of Judah, he drifted off into a stream
that sounded almost like a wail:
And now Judah has gone forth into cap
tivity; her glory hath departed andher enemies
prosper, 'When shall Zion's song again sound
so sweet? When shall Judah's harp again be
tuned to melody?
Yet the prophet Jeremiah was wrong, for the
end had not yet come, and the temples were
restored and the glory of Jerusalem once more
established, and Jesus was named the Messiah
of the Jews. Israel's intention and purpose
henceforth upon the whole face of the earth
was to do nothing but explain, interpret and
live up to tho truth.
They had lost their idolatry, but worshiped
a new idolatry, and loved every sentence, every
word and every letter of the Scriptures. The
rabbi were In their conclaves quibbling,
riddling over the dots, tho dashes and the
curves of tbe Bible, and seeking new meanincs
and new truths from every word. The Mace
donians marched into their country unopposed
by the men of the Book, not the men of the
sword. Ptolemy advanced with a living wall,
and not until he was at the very gates over the
very walls of the sacred city, when the wise
men threw aside their books and grasped their
swords, but alas, too late. Jerusalem lay in
ruins, smoking embers marked the site of the
beloved temples, and on that day the glory of
Israel fell, and it fell forever, and the proud
nation ceased as a nation upon the face of the
What the famino had left became the prey
of the unsparing swoTd, what the sword had
left was given to the flames, what was spared
from the flames fell before the awful pestilence,
and most of the devoted people who survived
the murder, the horror of those scenes, were
dracged away as slaves to feed wild beasts or
to battle brother against brother in the arena.
And the handful remaining were forced into
exile, obliged to leave their land, the cradle of
their birth, and their death and the traditions
of their forefathers, friendless, bomeless.heart
less; everywhere degraded and despised in
every land, and thus ended the Hebrews' sec
ond epoch.
Millions were slain,-hundreds of thousands
enslaved, yet Israel uvea tnrougn it an,
through scenes that would hare swept any and
every other nation from the earth. Scores of
nations lay dead at the feet of Rome, bnt
Judea alone outlived that cruel mistress of the
world. Then behold nearly all of Palestine In
the hands of the Jews, and after three years of
war, 22 bloody battles, and all the forces of
Rome's ablest generals were demanded before
the insurrection was quelled, but Israel was
yet unconquered.
How shall we account for this? Was it
divine, miraculous? No; in this critical age
that will not be accepted, for we have learned
to trace from result back to caue. On the one
side was the Messianic hope of Israel, and on
the other rising Christianity. These two
proved to be the greatest benefactors of Israel.
Ten tribes had been swept away, and only the
noble races of Benjamin and Judah were left.
These two were looking, hoping, dreaming,
praying, believing that a coming Messiah
would again find the lost ten tribes, restore us
our Jerusalem and again set up our temples.
This fancy alas! soon disappeared. They had
freedom without liberty, independence in
chains and Judea remained tributary to foreign
Then it was said the Messiah may and will
come at anytime and mysterious and hidden
meanings could be found in the Bible. Its
pages were ransacked. Rhetorical sentences
were accepted s facts, and facts were accepted
as rhetoric. The Bible was inverted and sub
verted, and it was not long before even the
verv dav of His cominc was mentioned, as ac
cording to the old prophets, and Judah would
acain be set up and all nations made to pay her
tribute and honor.
In Alexandria tbe Hebrew Bible was first
translated into Greek, and strange errors,
serious mistakes "and ridiculous absurdities
crept in, and alas, the great Jewish
population of that city had forgotten
the true meaning of their book.
Then a Greek philosopher tried to reconcile
their Bible with the Jewish, and as they set up
statnes to represent Virtue, Liberty, or Intel
lect, so they personified tbe divine attributes,
and they had the Father 'lie Son, aud the
Holy Ghost. Then the Pi- -isn touches to
this mongrel Mes3ianic doctri- .rcre given to
it hy that preaching, praying, prophesying mo
nastic sect. It was a fit time for tbe coming of
a Messiah, and there were many who came but
were forgotten.
Then there came Joshua from Nazareth, the
gentle Jesns. who tanght and practiced tbe
right, and talked not ot the millenium in this
world, bnt of the fond hope of tho next. His
wisdom and J3Is power soon drew an army of
followers, who succeeded in forcing upon Him
the belief that He was the true Messiah,
of the Jews. Though He shared the fate of Mes
siahs who succeeded Him, and Messiahs who
followed Him, yet He alone has indelibly im
pressed his name upon the pages of history and
upon the tradition of the world as the Messiah
of the Jews.
His whole biography was rewritten; Bible
verses were mistranslated in order to fit one
absolutely with another and establish Him as
the Messiah, tbongh He did not actually funll
one of the Messianic prophecies, and entailed
more suffering upon the people after
than before His coming. They metamorphosed
a Redeemer who never redeemed, a
Restorer who never restored, a Savior who
never saved, and yet I say ho was the Savior of
Israel, for had He not arisen at that tinio Israel
would never have outlived the frightful calam
ties visited npnn her hy Rome.
If He 'tarry, wait for His coming, for
Ho will not fail, and so they hoped, and
so they do hope, a balm for every
wound, a sweet lotion for every Injury. The
new Christian sect aided not'a little in perpetu
ating the purity of the Messianic doctrine, and
for awhile they lived peaceably together, shar
ing the same beliefs, with the siogle exception
of this doctrine. Then came a change, and the
great Christian church grew in power, and vis
ited upon the Jews the most frightful and fear
ful cruelties.
The orthodox element of Israel, by far the
largest portion of the Jews, still believe in the,
coming of a Messiah to lead them bacK to their
Tbe Rationalists of Israel have given up all
hope and look not for the coming of a Messiah,
but the coming of a Messianic age when man
will be unto man as brother to brother. They
concede the followers of Jesus as the greatest
means of advancing civilization, yet their re
jection of Him is as complete as tho orthodox
Hebrew. They believe that Jesus was a mortal
who lived divinely, not a Divinity who lived as
a moital.
After the lecture the Rev. Krauskopf
was given a pleasant reception by his many
friends in this city. The speaker is here
under the auspices of the Young Men's
Hebrew Association, and on January 30, in
the same place, Eev. Dr. F. de Sola Men
des, of New York, will lecture, and Febru
ary 20 Rev. Dr. David Philipson, of Cin
cinnati. Tbuth stranger than fiction. Salvation
Oil, the great pain extinguisher costs only
25 cents.
Denny Helre File a Bill In Equity Clfllni
Ing That Their Property Has Been IHe
jrnlly Assessed.
Against the city of Pittsburg and the
Board of Assessors, the latter composed of
Messrs. Frank P. Case.Philip Hoerr and J.
J. Larkln,R. B. Carnahan,Esr., attorney for
the heirs to the Denny estate, filed a bill
in equity yesterday, in which it is claimed
that an exorbitant and illegal assessment
had been levied on their property, on which
Carnegie Bros. & Co.'s Iron "Works are sit
uated. The heirs of the estate are Mrs. Mary
O'H. Springer, Mrs. Amelia M. Brereton,
Mrs. Elizabeth O'H. McKnight, the Eev.
TVm. M. Paxton and wife, Charles S. Sar
geant and wife and Miss Matilda W.. the
Rev. Harmar, "Wm. C, Mrs. Margaret S.,
James O'H., henry S. and Francis H.
The bill states that the taxes which were
in previous years levied upon the lessees of
the property have been levied upon the
Denny heirs by the Board of Assessors for
the year 1889.
The plaintiffs claim that they are the
owners of a piece of land in the Fifteenth
ward containing 8 acrrs, on which the
Carnegie Bros. Union Iron Mills are lo
cated, and that the present occupants leased
it in 1883 on a 21 years' lease. The agree
ment provides that all taxes, assessments,
etc., against the property shall be paid by
the tenants.
The "Ward Assessor of the Fifteenth ward,
in making the assessment for 1889, assessed
the property, the improvements and the ma
chinery to Carnegie Bros. & Co. at the
amonnt of 292,000, as it had been f done
since the lease commenced and as is lawful
and valid.
Reference is also made to the act of 1876
creating the Board of Assessors, regulating
the manner of making assessments and pro
viding that the county assessment made by
the Ward Assessor shall De the basis for tbe
Board of Assessors. It is claimed that while
the city assessors were furnished with a
copy of the county assessment they made the
following assessment for tbe city on January
1, 1888.
Denny estate
Eight acres and 126 perches of land $197,610
Improvements, machinery and ironclad
shop 187,000
In conclusion of the doenment the plain
tiffs assert that this assessment departs from
the legal basis in every element which forms
a constitutional part of a valid and legal as
sessment; that they believe it illegally made
and of no effect whatever. The plaintiffs
hold that the assessors have no right to
assess the Denny estate the improvements
and machinery, in which they have no in
terest, and they therefore ask the Court to
decree that the assessment be declared nnll
and void.
Tbe Try Street Structure of the Panhandle
to be Remodeled.
The Pennsylvania Company will make
extensive improvements on the Panhandle
railroad bridge, in this city, in the spring.
Among othe'r things will be the changing
of the first span on this side of the river
from a "deck" to a "through" bridge.
This will be done to allow the Baltimore
and Ohio trains running under the bridge
to pass with greater safety to the tops ot the
"When the new B. & O. tracks are rnn
into the new station the tracks will be so
high that it will be almost impossible for a
man standing upright on a high boxcar to
pass under the bridge without getting
knocked off. The heavv iron trusses under
'the bridge will be taken off and put on the
sides on a level with the floor.
Captain Wishart Explains a FewThlugs in
Regard to Drnegisti.
Captain A. Wishart places himself and
the Snnday druggists in a far more amica
ble light than has been heretofore thought
to exist. In an interview he said that the
fact of the druggists all remaining open last
Sunday did not affect orders to the Socie
ty's agents.
He says misapprehension has been caused
by the talk of druggists whom he prose
cuted, and that he had never said a physi
cian's prescription was necessary in order
to proenre medicine in a case of emergency
and necessity, and he would not recognize a
complaint in such a case.
The Queen's Very Ln test to Make Her Power
Felt in America.
In the past five months 52 foreigners have
notified the Prothonotary of their intention
to become American citizens. The percent
age of English is large, and supports the ru
mor that in this way the British will try to
make themselves felt in Yankee politics.
Washington, D. C,
Via Pennsylvania Railroad, Thursday, Jan
uary 24, special train of parlor cars and day
coaches will leave Union station at 8 A. M.,
arriving at 7:45 p. M. Excursion tickets
good for ten days, allowing stop over in
Baltimore in either direction within the
limit, will he sold at $9, good for use on
date named above and all trains except lim
ited express trains and on the special trains.
Parlor cars on day trains, sleeping cars on
night trains.
Previous to Stock Taking
We shall offer for to-day only25 styles of fine
tailor-made suits, manufactured from, im
ported whipcord, diagonal, fancy cheviot
and worsted, recular price 523 to $30, our
price for to-day only 12. Remember, we
always produce exactly what we advertise,
and We stake our business reputation on the
truth of qur advertisements.
P. c. c. c,
Cor. Grant and Diamond streets,
Opp. new Court House.
Scotch Glnshnms and French Salines ns
Usual Tho Lnrcest Display.
All the novelties and latest colorings
come now and see them in the wash goods
department to-day.
Penn Avenue Stores.
Special Excursion to Washington via Penn
sylvania Rnllroad.
On Thursday, January 24, the Pennsylva
nia Railroad will run a special excursion
train to "Washington City, leaving Union
station at 8 a. M. Excursion tickets, good
to return within ten days, will be sold at
rate of 9, allowing stop over in Baltimore
on either going or returning trip.
Pennsylvania Knilroml.
Special excursion to Washington, D. C,
tickets being valid on any regular train ex
ceptJ"The .Limited," on January 24, will af
ford residents of this section an opportunity
of visiting this city at most delightful time.'
Round trip tickets, good ten days, only $9.
Onr Jannnrr Snle of Lace Curtains.
More people coming every day and they
all buy. Tne prices astonish them and the
curtains are going out fast.
Penn Avenue Stores.
"We are positive that this time we have
knocked all onr competitors odt on early
spring neckwear. See windows.
"Will Pkice, 47 Sixth street. s
No trouble to make good bread from
"Rosalia,"' the best patent flour in the mar
ket. Manufactured by "Whitmyre & Co.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. WFSa
Only One Branch of the King's Sons'
Order Located in Pittsburg.
Good library, Billiard Hall and Fine Gym
nasium Included
The King's Sons, of Peter's Episcopal
Church, corner of Grant and Diamond
streets, are now making arrangements for
securing rooms to be used for an assembly
hall, and as a pleasant and comfortable re
sort for the members of the order. C. C.
Dickey, Esq., the attorney, is the President
of the branch, which is the only one that
has beep established in this city.
The King's Sons is constructed on much
the same plan as the Young Men's Christian
Association, and is a brother organization of
the order of the King's Daughters, which
has become so. popular in the East. Each
member of the order wears a little silver
Maltese cross, on which are stamped the let
ters, I. H. N. The object of the order is to
promote sociability and morality among
its members, aud to win young men into the
The order recently established at the St.
Peter's Church now numbers 73 members,
and is rapidly growing in membership.
Branches are to be established in other
churches in the city, and a large member
ship is expected here in a few years.
The promoters of the new meeting rooms
merely intend to secure temporary quarters,
as it is expected that in a year or so the
order will be rich enough to erect a build
ing of its own.
The rooms will have a large assembly hall
in which the meetings of the clnb can be
held, and which can also be utilized for
their literary and musical entertainments,
one of the featnres of the order. A library
with plenty of the best of books will be
founded; a billiard room fitted up. A third
room is intended as a general lounging
room for the members of the club. A gym
nasium for the young men will be placed in
the rooms. The building is to be fitted up
in the best possible style.
The committee has not yet decided upon
their rooms, but they will probably be
located either in Power Hall, on Diamond
street, or in the building which was used as.
court rooms during the erection of the new
Court House.
Previous to Stock Taking
"We shall offer for to-day only 25 styles of
fine tailor-made suits, manufactured from
imiiorted whipcord, diagonal, fancy cheviot
and worsted, regular price 23 to" $30, our
price for to-day only 12. Remember, we
always produce exactly what we advertise,
and we stake our business reputation on the
truth of onr advertisements. "
P. C. C. c,
Cor. Grant and Diamond streets,
' Opp. new Court House.
A Catting Contest Continued.
Prices are being cut up right and left,
regardless of cost or value. Ladies' new
markets, jackets, jerseys, shawls, cashmere
and calico wrappers, girls' winter dresses,
gretchen coats and plush bonnets, blankets,
comforts, lambrequins, mufflers, gloves,
corsets, underwear for men ladies and
children, and all infants' goods at cnt
prices. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and
Boys' Star Shirt Waists 30 and 75 Cents.
Very low prices, bnt they are all to be
sold now nice patterns, best goods 75
cent ones were $1 40; 50-cent ones were 51.
.,- Penn Avenue Stores.
Special Low Prices This Week
For fine watches and diamonds, if yon
want to save abont 20 per cent go to Hauch's,
No. 295 Fifth ave. Established 1853.
AlJj dress lengths and short ends offered
at greatly reduced prices during the morn
ings only, at Hugus & Hacke's. mtcesu
Helena, M. T.
JAX. 26, 1883. J
Messrs. Fleming Bros.:
Gentlemen I have taken a great many of
Dr. C. McLane's Celebrated Liver Pills, and
find tbem to be a wonderful pill all that you
claim for them. They act like a charm in cases
of biliousness, sick headache, dysentery etc.
Cure sick headache, biliousness, liver com
plaint, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion, mala
ria, pimples on face and body, impure blood,
etc., by using regularly Dr. C. McLane's
Celebrated Lirer Pills prepared only by Flem
ing Bros., Pittsburg, Pa. Price 25 cents. Sold
by all druggists. Insist upon having the gen
uine Dr. (X McLane's Liver Pills, prepared
only by Fleming Bros., Pittsburg, Pa the
market being lull of imitations of the name
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always mako sure of the words
tFlemingros.,Pittsburs, Pa.," on the wrapper.
$1 OO
$1 00
X Jt X
109 Fedcral Street,
layer and pulled figs, choice layer and
bunch raisins, French prunes, Fard dates, Vos
tezzi c rrants, princess and .Languedoc al
monds. Texas polished pecano, Grcnoblo
walnuts: all selected new crop. JNO. A. REN
SHAW & CO., Family Grocers, Liberty and
Ninth sts. doU-ws
Handkerchief extracts and toilet waters ln
fancy basketi-and boxes,sultab1e for Christmas.
Fine toilet soaps In great variety.
dell-wa Liberty and Ninth sts.
-.- k
-. V
" tfi
In our Wash Dress Hoods Department Over
15,000 yards of these finest wash fabrics now in
stock, including all the latest and newest de-
signs in novel and beautiful coldrings, and pos
sessing the perfect finish that distinguishes'
this make of goods above all others that are
produced. We show many exclusive weaves
and effects that surpass the offerings of any.
former season.
Over 5,000 yards on sale to-day,making a col
lection of choice styles never before equaled'
in any wash goods department. The advantage
of such an early choice Is apparent,as you hava
here the most varied and largest variety in
newest and latest effects of design and col
oring. An early Inspection is advised, as our expert
ence has been that even in so large an assort
mentmanyof the most desirable patterns are
quickly sold.
We still offer many remarkable bargains is
Wool Dress Goods, in fine quality dress fab
rics, in black and colors.
Examine the English Suitings, 50 to 54 inches
wide, at tt. $1 50 and 52 a yard, Imported to sell .
at SI 50 to S3 50 per-yard.
Many choice styles at 25c and 50c still here)
for bargain seekers.
Fine French Broadcloths, in all the most
fashionable shades,all trades to finest, reduced
in price.
Has advanced 20 per cent, but our prices oa
Black and Colored Dress Silks are the samo
and our stock is very large and conn
plete in all the best and most reliable)
makes and newest weaves. Some span
cial bargains in Black Satin de Lyon,
Armnres, Failles and Peau de Soles; also many
extra good values in Colored Silks, in plain;,
colors and in fancy and brocaded effects.
See our all pure Moire Silks at 60c, 73c and
$1 a yard.
Best bargains of the year In fine Silk Plushes
and Brocaded Velvets.
Nottingham Lace Curtains
"Seta So a pair. Our entire stock, including
the most desirable patterns, is marked down;
many hundreds of pairs already sold; don't bo
too late.
This week shows a large importation of
new Scotch Table Linens and Napkins at very
close prices.
. .
Come and see the reductions on Seal Plush
Jackets and Wraps. Every garment to ba
sold before February 1, if low prices will do it.
We still have hundreds of stylish Long Gar- '
ments In plain and fancy cloths that are all
marked down to sell them quickly. J
A sweeping reduction ln fine Cloth JacSets,'.?
heavy and medium weights. .-.
The new Embroideries, White Goods and1''
Laces are h era now. Our stock of '
Is not only made np in the very best manner
- --m x
and of good materials, but is composed of a-
' KV
multitude of bargains so far as prices go.
v Mr "
V '