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IT HILL MOT
The Grand Jury Specter Rises
Up to Haunt Folks,
IS SEEN IN ANEW QUARTER,
And Though Officially Analyzed,
Promises a Resurrection.
THE IGNORING OF A PRESENTMENT
Where Goods Had Been Abstracted and
Were Found Well Bidden.
SHERIFF M'CANDLESS TALKS OF IT
It came like the tinkle of a fairy bell,
very delicate and more suggestive than ex
plosive astory that there might be,and prob
ably was, more improper influence exerted
on the late grand jury than that testified to
by Kobert Burns.
To get down to the marrow of the con
troversy, it is whispered that while the
goods of V. H. "Watson, a late Sixth street
clothier, were under the jurisdiction of the
Sheriff, some of the stock was stolen, and
that an information was made before Alder
man McMasters and a search warrant issued
that disclosed the removed portion hidden
in various parts of the building; further,
that ten witnesses, or thereabouts, had ap
peared before the grand jury and deposed
that such was the case, and, notwithstand
ing all, the jury returned an ignoramus.
It was suggested, but not charged, that
some person or persons in, or about, or not
very far from, the Sheriffs office, might
have been willing that such action should
KOT TO BE DEOPPED.
It is also stated that another information
will be made, and the caliber of another
grand jury measured.
None of the people talked to on this side
of the question would submit to go on
record; but, none the less, they spoke as
though positive there was a screw loose
Freighted with the information a reporter
called on Sheriff McCandless and asked him
what he had to say, and found him willing
to talk; and he reeled off his side of the case
with animation. He stated that the goods
of W. H. Watson had been taken in charge
as stated, but said' that the plaintiffs who
were interested in making him account were
themselves responsible for any loss that
might have been sustained.
The Sheriff said that after the store was
closed S. A. Johnston, Esq., counsel for an
Eastern creditor, and the creditor himself
suggested that there was no use of the Sheriff
placing a watchman on the premises, they
wishing to curtail expenses. Their request
was complied with; but subsequently
and a request was made by the parties in
interest, or one of them at least, for per
mission to put on guard a detective from a
private agency, it being stated that goods
were being surreptitiously removed.
Shortly afterward a search warrant was
issued from Alderman McMasters' office
and goods were found hidden in all sorts of
odd corners about the building, as though
an army ot colossal magpies had been en
gaged. As to the insinuation that anybody about
the Sheriff's office had been interested in
any wav in the action of the Grand Jurv,
Sheriff McCandless replied that if they had,
he hadn't the least knowledge of it, and he
said it very emphatically.
One of the aggrieved parties stated that
some members ol the grand jury talked as
though they knew more ot the case than
was likely to come to them in a casual man
ner, and it is almost amoral certainty that
the matter will be heard of in the future.
The leaven is working; and it is probable
that hereafter, if jurors are not altogether
what Caesar's wife should have been, they
will come nearer the standard than some in
the past are largely believed to have been.
ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP.
The Manchester Hallway Company Elects a
New Board of Director.
The annual meeting of the Pittsburg,
Allegheny and Manchester Railway Com
pany was held yesterday in the office of the
company, corner Liberty and Market
streets. A new President and Board of
Directors were elected to supersede the pres
President Atwell, who has been at the
head of the company ever since the retire
ment of Commodore Kountz, five years ago,
has sold out his interest and will retire.
John H. Dalzell, of McCulloueh, Dalzell
& Co., was elected in his stead. The new
Board of Directors is composed of the fol
lowing well-known gentlemen: Joshua
Rhodes, J. N. Davidson, C. L. Magee and
J. D. Nicholson.
Commodore Kountz now has no repre
sentation whatever on the Board of Di
rectors. He still holds his stock, but, out
side of that, he has no power to dictate the
policy of the road.
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BANK.
The Marine National Ilnnk to Erect a New
The Marine National Bank, at the north
east corner of Smithfield street and Third
avenue, has been crowded for banking facili
ties lor some time past and has about de
cided to put into operation the plan first
thought of three years ago, of putting up a
new bank building is the near future, but
has not decided yet just the kind of a build
ing. However, Cashier Macrum stated to a
DISPATCH reporter yesterday that the pre
vailing opinion among the officers seemed
to be in iavor of a good, substantial bank
building. The 25 feet 4 inches fronting on
Smithfield does not give body enough for a
high building, as the matter of revenue
may decide them to provide for business
offices in the new building.
THE POLICE VINDICATED.
At Last They Believe They Hiiro it Clew to
borne Cast End Robberies.
The East End police have at last got
what they deem to be a clew to the many
robberies which occurred there lately.
Since the robbery in the house of David
Hutchinson, on Carson street, of the sum of
S517, the police suspected a member of that
household as the thief, and they kept him
under constant surveillance.
Yesterday Mr. Hutchinson came to the
police and stated that he had found $500 in
the possession of his son, 1G years of age,
and that he suspected him to have stolen
THE UNIVERSIT1' GYMNASIUM.
The Faculty Almost Ready to Decide In
Favor of Bnilding It.
The faculty of "Western University is
hard at work considering the plans of the
proposed new buildings. A much debated
question is whether there shall be a gymna
sium. The indications point to one, as
most of the professors, to say nothing of the
students, favor its erection.
THE AGREEMENT SIGNED.
A Meeting of the trustees of the Somh
Penn Road May bo Called Not Affected
by iho Lake Erie Sale.
D. Herbert Hostetter said yesterday that
the new agreement of the South Penn road
had been signed by all the Pittsburgers,
with the exception of H. C. Frick
and E. M. Ferguson. Those two
gentlemen have stated they will
be ready to sign next week, and it is
expected that the assent of the Vanderbiltt
to the scheme will be obtained by that time.
Mr. Hoitetter said he would take the same
interest in the 5-oad that his father had, and
will do everything in his power to see it
completed. He stated that there would be a
meeting of the stockholders in a few weeks,
and the programme of work would then be
Mr. Hostetter was corroborated in the
statement by B. F. Jones and George
Shiras, attorney for the stockholders. The
new agreement is to pay 20 per cent in cash,
to take 10,000,000 of the bonds and to
build the road without any water in either
stock or bonds. Mr. Jones said last night:
The next thing in order Is the calling of a
meeting of the trustees of the road. I do not
know officially whether the new agreement has
been signed or not, but if it has then a meeting
must be held. It may be held to-morrow, and
it may not be held for months. If the $10,000.
000 in bonds are taken we will tben navo S20,
000,000, or enough to build the road. I do not
think that the purchase of the Hostetter In
terest in the Lake Erie by the Vanderbilt
people will havo anv effect on the South Penn.
They have about $2,000,000 paid in the latter,
and it is not at all likely that they" will
President Newell, of the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie Railroad, held a long conterence
with Mr. Thos. M. King, President of the
Pittsburg Junction Railroad, last evening,
at the Monongahela House. Mr. Newell
says that the conference was on busipess
connected with the road of which Mr.
King is the head. He also said that the
buying of the Lake Erie road by the Van
derbilts would not have any effect on the
government of the road. To-day's election
Has been pre-arranged.
President King left the city last evening
It is announced in Findlay, O., that the
New York, Mahoning and "Western Rail
road, which runs through that city from
Red Bank, Pa., to Fort Wayne, Ind., and
is alreadv partly built, and all under con
tract, is being "backed in its latest move
ment by the South Pennsylvania and Ohio
people, and that Carnegie, Gowan, Jones,
Roekafeller and others of that company are
furnishing the financial aid for which the
Mahoning has long been suffering.
It was reported also yesterday that Gen
eral Superintendent Holbropk, of the Lake
Erie, will lose his office to-day, and Mr.
George Griscom, proprietor of the Monon
gahela House, will be appointed to that po
sition. SHE WAS NOT KILLED.
Bridget Died of ExccsMvo Drink, Exposure
Bridget Kelley was found in Nnsser's
stable at the head of South Twelfth street
yesterday morning with a cut on her head.
The policeman who discovered her, at about
I o'clock in the morning, found William
Hoffman, George Kistner and Joseph Heck
along with her. He took the four to the
Twenty-eighth ward station house, where
the girl, who was 19 years of age, died about
Drs. W. J. and Ed E. Biggs were called,
and made an autopsy, which brought out
the fact that the woman had died lrom ex
cessive alcoholism, exposure and de
bauchery. In the evening the Coroner held an in
rust, and 13 witnesses were examined, the
jury afterward bringing in a verdict in ac
cordance with the physicians' statement
This refuted the rumor that the girl had
been foully murdered. But Hoffman, Kist
ner and Heck will have a hearing this
morning before Magistrate" Brokaw on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
DEMANDING ITS PASSAuE.
Old Soldiers Are Poshing Their Claims to bo
An old soldiers' meeting was held in
Common Council chamber last evening to
takoxction on the pending State legislation
relative to the employment of old soldiers
in public offices. The bill as it is now
pending applies to State offices onlv. An
amendment was proposed to extend fts pro
visions to the city and counties of the State.
Resolutions were passed demanding the
passage of the bill.
Mr. John A. Reed left on the 3 a. m.
train this morning for Harrisburg, where
the bill comes before the House to-day, and
Dr. Seip, John A. Reed and A. P. Burch
field will appear before the Senate when the
bill reaches the higher house.
ARRESTED AS A FUGITIVE.
A Young Mnn Alleged to Have Been Con
cerned in a Murder.
Constable Barclay claims a man named
Carter Kaufman answers the exact descr'p
tion of a man wanted at Richmond, Va.,
for a murder four months ago.
Kaufman was arrested at Sheridan, where
he was working and Barclay alleges a knife
found in his room tallies with the descrip
tion of a knife with which the murder was
Kaufman's bail was fixed at $2,000, and
he will have a bearing Saturday. He is an
intelligent-looking young fellow, and dis
claims all knowledge of the deed.
BAPTIZED BI IMMERSION.
A Catholic Priest, Formerly n l'ltuburp
Newspaper iilan, Becomes Converted.
A telegram from Marlboro, Mass., says
Father J.-P. Daly.a Roman Catholic priest,
was baptized in the Baptist Church last
It is said that Daly was at one time em
ployed on Pittsburg newspapers and then
went to Buffalo to edit the Fifteenth Amend
ment. He married a Methodist lady, but
accepted the baptism by immersion. Enor
mous crowds flocked about the church dur
ing the ceremony.
GUARDING THEIR INTERESTS.
Councilman Wngncr Goes to Harrisburg to
Look After a Bill.
Councilman O. A. "Wagner went to Har
risburg last evening to look after the inter
ests ot the bill tolicense stationary engineers,
which is now in the hands of a committee.
The bill provides for the examination of
engineers and for the inspection of boilers.
It Is likely to become a law. The object of
the measure is to prevent incompetent men
taking charge of engines. The bill will be
voted on in about two weeks.
To Make $'200,000 Reach Around.
Joseph Dick, "William Volkmann, M. J.
Hogan and G. A. Fries, members of the
City Councils of Canton, O., are in the city
hunting for information relative to stree't
improvements. Canton expects to put about
5200,000 on her streets this year, and has
sent out this commission to visit different
For Stealing a Lot of Waste.
S. A. Scheffler, a special detective for thi
P. R. R., entered suit yesterday before
'Squire Dougherty against John Coran and
Edward O'Shca for the larceny of a lot of
waste from the journals of freight cars. The
defendants were arrested and held for a
Off for Hnrrlsbnrs.
Messrs. George Shiras, Fred Edwards, of
Braddock; James Bulger, James Richards
and Robert Berry left for Harrisburg, last
evening, to attend to their various duties at
the State capital.
TO BE OVERTIMED.
The Gigantic and Complete Fuel dev
olution at the Vesuvius.
MINERS TO RESIST THE REDUCTION
Nearly All the Coke Works to Shut Down
Two Days This Week.
INTERESTING BUDGET OP LABOR NEWS
Steps are about to be taken by Mr. John
Moorhead, owner of the Vesuvius Iron
"Works at Sharpsburg, to remodel all the
furnaces in the mill and consume coal gas
only. "When he did this with regard to one
of his furnaces last summer The Dispatch
mentioned the fact as a significant one.
Occupants of two rows of tenement houses
situated on the mill property have all been
notified to vacate. These houses will then
all be torn down, and on the site thereof a
large force of men will be put to work build
ing a mammoth coal gas retort.
The Moorhead contractwlth the Philadel
phia Natural Gas Company will expire the
first of next month. Then the entire mill
plant will be shut down until the necessary
repairs and changes can be made, including
a new squeezer in place of the old one.
There is a lar-e vacant space opposite the
works, between the river and the "West
Penn Railroad, and it is upon this that an
entire new puddling department ot 20
double furnaces and fi set of three high
muck trains will be erected. This is equiv
alent to an entire new mill, so far as the
capacity for making raw iron is concerned.
The object of Mr. Moorhead in making
the latter extensive improvement is to have
enough puddling furnaces in his mill to
turn out about 140 tons a day, which is just
about enough to supply the finishing rolls
on double turn. The puddling department
now has 31 furnaces, averaging about 65
tons, and, added to this, 80 tons a day was
the average amount bought in the last six
months of 1688. The cost to make all these
improvements will be about $40,000.
So far as using coal gas is concerned the
cost is estimated at not over $2 a ton net.
That includes the puddling, heating
furnaces and boilers. The two new double
puddling furnaces average, from a donble
turn, 10,600 pounds, or about five gross tons,
in order to make which it requires 130 bush
els of slack for the supply of the gas; that
is, to make a heat of 3,000 for about 18
hours, during the time of work, and about
one-sixth as much for the time intervening
between turns, to keep the furnaces hot.
Two single puddling furnaces seldom pro
duce more than 5,000 pounds cf muck bar,
and require more gas than a double furnace,
which seldom turns out less than 5,300
pounds. Besides, there are other savings
ou the side of the firm in making these
The natural gas company has more than
doubled its charges. It is learned that the
charges, beginning with 1889, are $4 a net
ton, which is even more than the cost of
coal and handling and removing the ashes,
and it is estimated to be double the cost of
The movememts of Mr. Moorhead are
watched with great interest by four large
firms who own coal mines, and it will not
be surprising to see some of them make a
MILLKftS FOR PITTSBURG.
The Jobbers in Glassware in the City on
Their Annual Tisit.
For the past few days the rotunda of the
Monongahela House has somewhat resembled
a glassware exchange. At pi esent there are
about 25 jobbers in that commodity from all
parts of the United States who are here on
their annual visit to the city to purchase
their new stocks for the coming year.
The buyers of the largest Eastern houses
and the jobbers from the "West and South
meet the Pittsburg manufacturers and leave
theirorders. The latter are so large that they
are divided up among the Pittsburg manu
facturers, and everybody is enabled to getfa
slice of the business.
The aggregate money value of the glass
ware bought by these men dnring the month
of January .amounts to several million dol
lars. There are so many different kinds, styles,
designs, shapes and sizes of glassware that
the largest buyers would rather come to the
Pittsburg manufacturers to see their stocks
tnan buy from the drummers. The latter
do not carry samples, but have photographs
of the ware which are exhibited. A great
many jobbers object to picking their stocks
and purchasing lrom photographs.
SHUT OFF THE COKE.
ConncIIsTillo Works, With One Exception,
Will Close Down Two Days.
The indications are that the majority of
the coke works in the Connellsville region,
with the exception of those of the Frick
Company, will further shut off the supply
this week by shutting down two days. Last
week each firm in the region, according to
an agreement made at the last meeting of
the producers in this city, shut down one
day, but this was found to give but slight
The large operators think the depressed
condition of the market is the reaction fol
lowing the unusual activity during the
months of Kovember and December.
COAL MING DOSSES.
The Annual Examination for Certificates
Now Being Held.
The annual examination of the coal mine
bosses, for the Seventh bituminous district,
which includes all of Allegheny county,
parts of Washington, Fayette, Westmore
land and Butler counties, is being held in
Labor Hall. About 75 applicants were on
hand yesterday, and the examination will
take three or four days. ,
The examination is being conducted this
year by Joseph Blake, Inspector; August
Steiner "and Robert Hartley, of this city.
The applicants for the positions are exam
ined in everything pertaining to practical
mining. None but practical miners can be
given certificates by the Examining Board.
X0 TROUBLE EXISTING.
An Officer of the Printers Says Things aro
An officer of the L. A. 1G30, Knights of
Labor.printers, denied the statementthat the
local islosinghalfofits members. Thefactof
the matter is that the falling off within the past
month has been less than one-eleventh of
the entire membership, which is within one
or two of 250.
The cause of some of the members with
drawing was the objection to paying a death
benefit assessment. Others moved out of
the city, and the new printers who too:
their cases here have not yet joined the
Knights of Labor, although they are mem
bers of Typographical Union No, 7.
FURNACES CLOSE DOWN.
Work at Imaghlin Si Co.'n Will bo Suspend
ed for About Ten Days.
Two of the three blast furnaces owned by
Laughlin & Co., at Soho, were blown out
of blast yesterday morning. The accident
was caused by the lining in both of them
This leaves bnt one furnace running, the
other new one not being finished yet. The
closing down of the two furnaces will cause
a suspension of work at toe mill for about
ten days. The furnaces will be relined as
soon as they cool off.
THE PITTSBTJKG- DISPATCH, '
COAL MINERS' REDUCTION.
A Great Many Have Given Notice They
Will Not Accept It A bbutdown Until
A great many of tho "miners along the
Monongahela river yesterday gave notice to
their employers that they would not accept
the reduction of a cent per bushel in the cost
of mining. They claim a great many of the
operators are violating their agreements as
to the wages to be paid, and will allow the
mines to stand idle.
The reduction was agreed upon at a meet
ing Of every operator along the river, in the
office of Wood & Co. A great many of the
operators who employ the most men wanted to
make the reduction to 2 cents instead of
1. The smaller dealers were in the ma
jority, and were satisfied to pay the latter
figure. Nearly allot them say they do not
care whether the men go to work or not, as
the Southern markets are all overstocked,
and there is a great amount of loaded craft
still lying at the mines. A member of the
firm of Bisher & Co. said yesterday:
1 do not think that there will bo any trouble
and I have bet a box of good cigars that onr
men will be at work Inside of two weeks. The
present prico we are getting for our
coal will not allow us to pay mora than the
figure agreed upon. In the First, Second and
Third pools we want the coal mined for 2
cents. In tho Fourth pool the price will be Tyi,
as there has always been K cent per bushel
difference between that district and the others.
Those figures furnished by J ohn Conway that
a miner cannot make more than $316 per year
Is away off and are ridiculous. A great many
of them mil make close onto $1,000 in a year.
A good miner can dig enough coal in a day to
rakc$2 50orS2 75. Any kind of a digger at
all can make $2 per day.
All the mines have been Idle sinco the shut
down wasordered, December 1; but I think
they -Rill bo working within a few weeks at the
The coal miners of the upper Wood's Run
section of the pool say they will not accept
the one-quarter-cent reduction. They claim
this suspension was for no other purpose
than to reduce their wages. If this be true,
the operators' scheme has sadly miscarried,
as the miners seem determined to retain the
old price 2$ cents per bushel.
While this suspension has, doubtless,
benefited the Kanawha miners, it has great
ly injured the miners and operators of the
llonongahela valley. .
A NEW SPIKE MILL.
Dliwortb,Porter & Co., Building nu Addition
to Their Works.
Dilworth, Porter & Co., have let the con
tract for the erection of a one-story iron-clad
spike mill 48x150 feet, on the river bank be
tween South Fourth and Fifth streets.
The building will cost $2,200 and is being
erected to accommodate the large growth of
the business. A number of the new spike
machines will be put in, and employment
furnished to an additional number of men.
AN OLD CITIZEN DUNG.
The Serious Illness of John Evnns nt His
His many friends will learn with regret
of the dangerous illness of John Evans,
late of the firm of Evans, Dalzell & Co.
Mr. Evans has been ill for a long time, and
until a short time ago it was thought he
was in a fair way of recovery; but, having
a relapse, he has been sinking, and last
night all hopes were given up, and his
Mr. Evans has resided on Oakland avenue
for a number of years, and probably there
is no man in the city who was more highly
esteemed. When he was at the head of the
firm bis workmen always looked upon him
as a father. His consideration toward them,
and his solicitude for their welfare was only
equal to his kindness toward all who had
the pleasure and privilege of coming in con
tact with him.
AMM0N DENIES IT.
He Never Bought Any Railroad Stock for n
IM l!b urn Syndicate.
A correspondent of The Dispatch at
Coshocton, O., telegraphed last night that
'Squire Ammon, of this city, had bought
1,263 shares of Panhandle Bailroad stock at
that place for a Pittsburg syndicate.
When a reporter for this paper called
upon the 'Squire last night and asked him
for an explanation, or even verification, of
that report, he positively denied it.
"I was at Coshocton," he said, "to estab
lish an agency for the M. & M. Insurance
Company, and there were a good many peo
ple who had a lot of stock to sell, but I did
not buy any, and certainly not for a syndi
cate: in fact, I never dealt in stocks on a
partnership plan at all."
A BIG CROWD EXPECTED
To Attend the Meeting in tho Interest of tbe
A meeting in the interest of the Exposi
tion Society in Old City Hall to-r.ight
promises to be a large affair. Since the
boom was started, last Tuesday night, the
Exposition Directors have held three uieet
iugs, and the May Festival Committee one
meeting. In all the spare time between
these gatherings the sub-committees have
been scouring the two cities to secure an
immense meeting for to-night.
It is expected that the hall will be
crowded to its greatest capacity. Colonel
Bayne, Judge White and Major W. C.
Moreland will be among the speakers.
GET OUT OP THE WAT.
Allegheny Teamsters Mnst Givo tbo Patrol
Wagons the Right of Way.
The drivers of thc patrol wagons in Alle
gheny City have become tired of wearing
out their arms pulling the alarm gong to
make teamsters drive off the track at their
They had an ordinance introduced to the
Police Committee Inst night making the
penalty $50 for the violation of a law com
pelling them to turn off the track. This
will not include the United States mail
wagons, the fire department vehicles, and
A ITOdEYlIOON INTERRUPTED.
Mr. Newman is Snld to Hnvo Endowed
Il!melf With Other's Goods.
The honeymoon of a Hebrew named Harrv
Newman was interrupted by an arrest on a
charge of larceny by a tailor named Herman
It seems, according to Moses, that New
raan wore a handsome new suit to the wed
dincr on Sunday, which he tried to keen, and
this Moses wouldn't allow, as, he said, it
hadn't been paid for. He will have an op
portunity to explain.
For maliciously Smashing Windows.
Maud Standway was arrested yesterday
on a warrant issued by Alderman Porter for
malicious mischief. The prosecutor, Louis
Brand, alleges that the defendant smashed
the windows in the prosecutor's house on
Burst by tho Cold.
The cold weather is said to be the cause
of the bursting of a large plate-glass win
dow in Peter Young's picture store window
on Wood street early this morning. The
loss will be about $160. The glass was in
sured. Fonnd Dead.
Ah unknown man was found dead near
the entrance of a coal tunnel near Sbalers
ville, Thirty-fifth ward, last evening. Heart
disease is supposed to have been the cause
of his death. He was a puddler in Painter's
mill, and resided in the Thirty-filth ward.
On tbo Toboggan Again.
Nearly 500 persons enjoyed themselves on
the Recreation Park Toboggan Slide yes
terday alternoon and evening. The shutes
were in first-class condition and were as fast
as greased lightning.
TUESDAY, JANUARY s22,
THE COW AMD EDITOR
Two Subjects That Came Into a Pro
hibition Discussion in Time.
A N0VKL MEANS OP RAISING FUNDS
Practical Ways of Looking at the Question
That Confront All.
ALLEGHENY TO BE DISTE1CTED BI THEM
The sale of a cow by a lady member of the
Prohibition party to President Hershber
ger, and two rival editors booming their re
spective papers were the most interesting
events at the afternoon session of the Tem
perance Convention which was held in the
Moorhead building yesterday. Several
speeches were made on the proposed Consti
President T. P. Hershberger, of the West
End, opened the session with an appeal for
money for campaign purposes. He sub
scribed $100 at the head of the list, and an
other $100 was soon added. The money did
not roll in very fast, and the lady member
of the party and the President began a dis
cussion relative to the merits of a certain
member of the bovine tribe which the latter
had purchased from the former for the sum
Mr. Hershberger thought he had the best
of his bargain, and the lady said she had
another cow, equally good, which she would
sell to him for ?50 and donate the money to
the party. "Send her up," was the laconic
reply of President Hershberger. Mrs.
Matchettwill pay $50 to the party fund
when the cow is sent up. The work of
collecting funds was then continued, until
over 700 was raised.
rUITING IT PRACTICALLY.
Mr. William Price made an address on
the plan for carrying forward the Constitu
tional amendment campaign. He said if
the liquor people believed that the amend
ment would be adopted it would never pass
the Legislature. He advised the temperance
, people to go into the fight, not as a party or
a political organization, but as an ally, and
ivork to be a winner.
The appointing of a committee to meet
similar committees from other organizations
was recommended by the speaker. All the
committees, he thought, should be put un
der one head, and the fight should be made
in this manner. He said there are many
men who will join hands with the temper
ance people if they carry on the fight not as
a party or an organization, but as men.
The speaker said the greatest danger lay
in the probability of their winning, but
having their vote counted out. The placing
of a member of their side of the question on
the board was also advised. He said there
were 21,000 temperance workers in the
State, and it required 470,000 more voters to
carry the question.
"Broadax" Smith had wandered into the
meeting. He wanted an intelligent man to
frame a set of resolutions, requesting that
the negroes of the State be enlisted in the
work. He made a rambling address on the
subject under discussion. Mrs. "Broadaxe"
Smith replied to him. He only remarked;.
"Oh! Becky, I know you," and then sail
. A QUESTION OF ORGANS.
J. A. McConnell, Bev. Mr. Gillfillan
and J. Swoger made addresses. Mr. Smith
interrupted the lattergentleman by request
ing him not to forget the Broadax while he
was booming his own paper. Key. J. B.
Turner and a number of others made re
marks on the subject of Constitutional
Chairman Hersberger stated that the Pro
hibition party was $11,000 in debt, $300 of
which will be due on Wednesday.
The appointment of a Conference Com
mittee was decided upon, and Messrs. J. A.
McConnell, William Price, W. W. Grier,
H. L. Castle and Mrs. Bryce were chosen.
At the morning session addresses were
made by T. P. Hershberger, Key. Messrs.
Munden and Melhorn. A Committee on
Besolutions was appointed. A report was
made by the committee in the afternoon, in
dorsing the adoption of the prohibitory
State Chairman A. A. Stevens, who was
expected, did not come. He sent a letter of
regret, which was read to the convention.
WHAT THEY RESOLVED UPON.
The Committee on Besolutions at yester
day's convention reported as follows:
Whereas, We, the Prohibitionists of Alle
gheny county, in convention assembled, hav
ing for years endeavored by all honest means
to secure statutory and Constitutional prohi
Whereas, The present ontlook and promises
betoken tbe submission of Constitutional
amendment by the present Legislature looking
to the prohibition of tho liquor traffic m the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; therefore,
Resolved, That, while the Prohibition party
will labor for State Constitutional amendment
or for any temperance movement looking to
the protection of the home and society's best
interest, we will steadfastly as a party ork for
national prohibition and the party back of it to
enforce the law.
Resolved, That we indorse the call of our
National Chairman, Lemuel Dickey, for a
National Conference to be held Februarv 12
and 14, 1SS9. at Louisville, Kj.: also the call of
our State Chairman, A. H. Stephens, for a
general conference of the Prohibitionists of
our State, to be held at Harrisburg February
Resolved, That funds being one of the first
necessities for successfully carrying on onr
great work, therefore all persons interested in
the cause are urgently requested to subscribe
now or send forward to our Treasurer as liberal
subscriptions as possible.
INDORSED BY MINISTERS.
All the Ecclesiastical Bodies in Favor of the
At yesterday's general meeting of the
Ministerial Association the first action taken
was, in response to a Constitutional amend
ment circular, to formally indorse the great
movement for reform. This Association,
the Methodist, Presbyterian and United
Presbyterian Associations, each appointed
two representatives to the committee, which
will meet next Monday afternoon on Ninth
TO DISTRICT THE CITY.
All Allegheny Temperance Orsnnlzations
to Work In That Way.
A joint mass meeting of the Constitu
tional Amendment Association and the
Women's Christian Temperance Union will
be held in the Fourth U. P. Church, Alle
gheny, on Monday evening, Jannftry 28, for
the purpose of districting the city'and ap
pointing persons to circulate petitions in the
interests of Constitutional amendment.
A WESTERN ECCLESIAST.
Bishop O'Connor, of Omaha, East to Attend
n Wedding Anniversary.
Bishop O'Connor, of Omaha, a brother of
the first bishop ever appointed over the
Pittsburg diocese, was in the city last even
ing, en route home. He had been to Phila
delphia to officiate at the marriage of a
Bishop O'Connor has been lo:ated in
Omaha tor 12 years. Ffve bishops now have
charge of a territory over which he once
had control. Father Wall spent an hour or
so in the Uniou depot in his company.
To Cnst Ills Bailor. ,
Hon. J. B. Jones lelt on the Eastern ex
press last evening for Harrisburg to vote on
the Constitutional amendment measure. He
said be and all other Republican Bepre
sentatives would vote in favor of submitting
the question to the people.
Opened for n Month.
The Charity Fair and Bazaar of Post 128,
G. A. B., was auspiciously opened at the
Coliseum, on Federal street, last night, and
will be continued for a month.
National Offlcers ot tho Association Organ
Ize a New Lodge In Lnwrenccvillc
Tbe New Leaders Elected.
Mr. James Dell, President of Branch No.
2, British-American Association, assisted by
National Secretary Mr. J. Henry Williams,
of Philadelphia, editor of the British
American, organized Branch No. 15 of the
order at the Lawrence Bank building last
evening with 57 charter members.
The principal address was made by Mr.
Williams, who stated ' the objects of the
He said: "There. are in this country
2,000,000 of British men who are eligible to
citizenship, and we desire to naturalize
these people in order that they may have
the honor of American citizens of exercising
the rights of suffrage. They are a class of
people who by birth and tradition are law
"We believe that good feeling should exist
between these two greatest nations of the
earth, and one of our objects is to use our
influence as an association to this end, and
in behalf of good government. In a country
like ours, There the people are the sovereign
power, every citizen should use his best
efforts for the promotion of good govern
ment by the selection of proper people for
office. No form of government can be pro
ductive of good unless those who are to
administer the affairs are honest and un
selfish. Bev. William Thompson, of St. James
Episcopal Church followed with some
strong remarks on the subject of naturalizing
the British subjects.
The following-named officers were elected:
President. Mr. Harry Kay; Vice Presi
dent, Mr. John Kcnworthy; Secretary, Mr.
A. W. Stewart; Treasurer, Mr. William
Gladhill: Sergeant-at-arms, Mr. It. Hy
slop; Delegate to National Association, Mr.
A FATAL PRACTICAL JOKE.
The Sodden Denth of n Veteran at tbe Eric
rSFEqiAL TKLEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
Erie, January 21. As the inmates of
Soldiers and Sailors' Home were being
seated at their evening meal to-day a singu
lar fatality occurred. John McQuinlan,
who came from Philadelphia, and who was
full of pranks, palled the chair from under
Lewis Baichler, of Mahoney City. The
veterans enjoyed the joke for a second, but
were horror stricken to find the blood gush
from his mouth and ears. The fall had
burst a blood vessel, and before relief could
reach him he died at the scene of the practi
cal but ghastly joke. McQninlan gave
himself up, and is in jail awaiting the ac
tion of the grand jury. He is on the verge
of distraction, he and the victim being
The Annnnt Meeting of the Short Line Rail
At the annnal meeting of the Pittsburg
Junction Bailroad Company yesterday, the
annual reports for the year showed that the
receipts from freight were $195,235 72, from
passengers and miscellaneous $0,077 42. The
total operating expenses were $48,675 66.
The net earnings were $152,637 48. The
net surplus January 1 was $46,409 50. The
number of loaded cars hauled over the line
were 96,774. The election resulted as fol
lows: President. T. M. King; Directors. J. W. Cbal
fant; C B. Herron, Jame Callery, Jacob
Painter. Jr.. Reuben Miller. William Metcalf.
W. L. Vankirk, William Vankirk, A. E. W.
Painter, C. L. Fitzhugh, Charles F. Mayer and
William F. Frick.
RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS.
A Junk Store Keeper's Place Raided for n
' Quantity of Plunder.
Joseph Goldberg, a junk shop keeper, was
arrested yesterday on the charge of receiv
ing stolen goods. The police made a raid
on his place and captured a large quantity
of lead pipe, brass valves, stopcocks and
. It was also alleged that he bought 500
pounds of stuff from the boy James Lyons,
who was arrested last Saturday for tearing
the pipe and water fixtures from two vacant
houses on Fifth avenue.
Goldberg is held in 1,000 bail for court.
TO GO TO CANADA.
Lemon, tbo Bnnkoed, Will Testify Against
the Supposed Bankoer.
Mr. Lemon, the man who was bunkoed
out of $10,000 in a room on Pearl street,
Allegheny, one day during the County Cen
tennial festivities, will leave for Canada to
day, to testify against the man Aldrich,
who was arrested there on the charge of
stealing Lemon's money.
Scrap Iron Thieves.
John Drodcy and William O'Hern were
arrested by Officer Bhall, of the Pittsburg
and Western Bailroad, early yesterday
morning, charged with stealing tons of scrap
iron, castings etc., from a number of mill
yards along the Allegheny river.
Passing Coanterfelt Money.
Charles Fry and Albert Bingman, of
Allegheny, were arrested last night by De
tective Eichcnlaub on suspicion of passing
a counterfeit silver dollar on an East street
storekeepei a few weeks ago.
Not nn Uncionded Title.
Patrick McClellan had an extra coat in
his possession last night, and, in the esti
mation of Officer Bobert Denniston, Patrick
did not prove an nnclonded title, so he was
locked np in the Central station for exam
ination. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Say in Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
G. A, R. Post 128 will open a fair at its hall
on the 9th of next month.
Some fellow broke into A. Trautman's cigar
factory and stole 1,700 tobies valued at 17.
The Tippecanoe Club have issued a very neat
invitation for their bal masqne on next Friday
Bedford school contributed $27 15 for the
relief of the sufferers from the Wood street
William Trudy, Superintendent of the
Sharpsville Railroad, at Sharpsville, was in the
Edwakd Cuff, employed at Oliver Bros. &
Phillips', was badly injured by an iron bar
puncturing his leg.
Dr. Hieth was called to attend Mrs. James
Brennan who slipped on the icy pavement yes
terday and fractured her ankle.
The Republican Executive Committee of the
Twenty-eighth ward wilt meet on Wednesday
to arrange for a suggestion meeting.
To-morrow will be tho last day upon which
the City Board of Assessors will hear appeals
from the Third, Fifth and Twenty-second wards.
The Allegheny school teachers of steps four,
five, six and seven will meet in the Fourth
ward school nextSaturdaymorning and discuss
The Chinese Village Company two gentle
men, one lady and two little children passed
thronsh the Union station yesterday morning.
The Celestial "kids" attracted most attention.
As the average wearing time of cables on
new traction railroads is only eight or ten
months, the Pittsburg Traction Company has
three new spools of cable on hand, to be ready
for any emergency in the near future.
Henry FETTEnixc and,two other Law
renceville hoys were yesterday arrested for
violent snowballing, and the former was sent
by Magistrate Brush to jiil for ten days. Chief
ISrown's officers won't permit the dangerous
Is order to goto Italy and cultivate his
splendid baritone for tbe operatic stage, Mr.
Charles Corcoran, the Fifth avenue jeweler,
will close out his business in about two months.
Campanini has praised him highly as a gentle
man with "jewels In bis throat."
WILL THE XEWSIES GET IT?
That Grand Benefit, With Prima Donna; In
It, a Little Shaky.
Mr. Harry Venn, who collected nearly
$200 on the sale of tickets for the proposed
concert to benefit the Pittsburg Newsboys'
Home on Wednesday next, and who went
to New York ostensibly to engage for the
concert such talent as Mme. Theresa Her
bert, Paul Xalich, Levy, the cornetist, and
Bev. T. DeWitt Talmage, seems to be
having trouble to get an extra $100 from
Pittsburg with which to pay the fares of
the artists here. There are so many con
tradictory situations connected with the
event, that the concert may not materialize.
In this connection the management of the
Newsboys' Home request that the following
The performance for the benefit of the News
boys' Home, advertised to take place at the
Grand Central Rink to-morrow evening, will
probably not come off. Secretary Kerr, Vice
Presidents Hazlett and Keenan. and Sui.erin
tendent Druitt and other of the Home officials,
who were seen yeuerday, disclaim all knowledge
of or responsibility for the alleged benefit
which has, it seems, been engineered by parties
In no wise connected with tbe Home orits man
agement. While the aoove officials have no
charees to make in connection with the affair,
they have reasons to believe that tho attrac
tions advertised for Wednesday evening will
not be heard, and desire to make a voluntary
statement to that effect in order that no friend
of the Home may purchase tickets under a mis
apprehension. TilE $100,000 LIMITATION.
Its Removal From tbe Allegheny High
School Building Fond Is Urged.
The committee of Allegheny Councilmen
and citizens, appointed to go to Harrisburg
in the interests of second-class legislation
for their city, and consisting of Captain
Martin, John A. Stevenson, James Hunter,
Samuel Watson, John Francis, Jr., and
City Solicitor Elphinstone, left yesterday.
"With them went Mr. Richard Scandrett
and Prof. Dodds, of the Allegheny High
School, to work in the interests of several
educational bills concerning Allegheny.
Principal among these bills is one remov
ing the 100,000 limitation to the high
school bnilding lund, which is liable to
cause much trouble in the near future, if
CELEBRATING THE HUNDRED IEAKS.
Arrangements Being Completed by the
At last night's general meeting of the
Committee on Washington's Centennial
Anniversay it was decided to ask the min
isters to hold special services April 30. G.
E. Keppel was appointed Press Agent, and
sub-committees on all arrangements were
formed. All official bodies and associations
will be asked to co-operate.
A petition was prepared to send to the
Legislature,reminding them of the day, and
asked that it be declared a public holiday.
Senator Ingails will be asked to be 'the
orator of the occasion, and Governor Beaver
and all State officials will be invited, as will
also all Congressmen in tbe State west of
Trade Prospects Good?
Well, we should say so, at Hamilton's
piano and organ salesrooms; at any rate,
their clearance sale preparatory to taking
stock February 1, is bringing the people in
who are taking advantage of the low prices
and easy terms. Everything in stock comes
under the general reduction, Decker Bros.,
Knabe,Fiscber and other pianos, Estey and
Story and Clark organs, ail of which are
well known here and elsewhere, and the
purchaser of a $20 organ receives the same
courteous attention as the buyer of a $500
piano. They have made so many trade
sales and taken so many square pianos in
exchange that they are getting crowded for
room. Among the squares are Decker
Bros., Knabe, Steinway, Bradbury, Check
ering and others. You can get them at your
own price and terms. Go in now and be
convinced of what we say.
01 and 93 Fifth avenue.
Wanted a Situation
By a thorouehly experienced plumber and
gas-fitter. I will furnish responsible firms
with a record of my experience in the em
ploy of firms in this city, covering a period
of 16 years, and in one of the leading cities
out of here for a period of four years. No
firms under the compliment of thePlumbers'
Association need apply, as I am a non-union
man and always will be Address X, Dis
On, YES Ladies' bucle jerseys, 50c; cali
co wrappers, 50c to $1; cashmere wrappers,
$2 75 up; striped newmarkets, $2 to $7; jack
ets, $1 to $5; girls' winter dresses, 50c to $5;
Gretchen coats, $1 50 to $6; blankets, 50c up;
comforts, 39c to $2; cold weather underwear
and infants' goods at half regular prices.
Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
$10 for a $20 Ulster or Raglan
In this cloakroom to-day. This is a special
cnance, as our stoct: is entirety too targe.
This week mnst reduce it.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn avenue Stores.
All end and dress lengths will be closed
out during the mornings at about half origi
nal prices. Hugus & Hacke.
Use Eosalia Flour, Whitmyre & Co.
Use Eosalia Flour. Whitmyre & Co.
Try Marvin's spiced fruitcake. Your
grocer keeps it.
All persons afflicted with dyspepsia find
immediate relief by using Angostura Bit
ters. DIBBDLUTIDN NDTICE.
I have this day sold all my interest in
the Arm of
HEARD, BIBER & EASTON
to my late partners, who will continue
the business, assuming all liabilities
and interests connected therewith.
JAMES B. HEABD.
The above notice explains the neces
sity of an immediate reduction and
closing out of all surplus stock, which
must be converted into money at once. .
We have made striking changes in
prices in all departments TO EFFECT
BIBER A EASTDN,
503 AND 507 MARKET STREET.
AFTER ELEGTBIC P0IKTEES.
A New York Delegation Comes toFUlsbnrg
and Examines Its Electric Works A
The alternating current of the Westing
house Electric. Company was yesterday sub
raitted to the critical examination of 13
gentlemen from New York. The delegation
was composed of Mr. G. M. Coit, President
of the Board of Underwriters of New York,
nine of the prominent members of the same
body, ana Mr. Hugh Bonner, Assistant
Chief of the New York Fire Department,
and Mr. J. Elliott Smith, Chief Electrician
of that organization.
These gentlemen had come here at ths
invitation of Mr. Westinghouse, for the fol
lowing purpose: In the rules of the Board
of Underwriters of New York city, upon
electric lighting, there is no provision made
for the alternating current, the system used
by Mr. Westinghouse, and, under the pres
ent rules, the Fire Underwriters could bar
that system from being introduced in New
York. The Board of Underwriters, how
ever, will hold a meeting the first week of
February for the purpose of modifying their
rules, and the gentlemen who were here yeJ
terdavwill then state what they think- of
the alternating system. A decision of ap
proval or rejection of the alternating current
will be given.
The entire party were shown over the
Westinghouse Electric Company's factory
on Garrison alley, and then they went to the
Allegheny County Light Company.
After their visit of inspection was over
and several of the gentlemen were asked
what they thought about the alternating
current in comparison with the direct one,
they expressed their conviction in favor of
the superiority ot the Pittsburg electric sys
tem over anything they had ever seen.
SOME OP THE FINEST.
New York Electricians Examine the Pitii.
burg Fire Department. A
Professor William Smith, SaperinteWent
of Electricity in the New York Fire De
partment, with 15 electricians en route to
Chicago, inspected the Pittsburg department
They favor underground wires, and are
using them in New York, where all public
institutions are supplied with alarm boxes.
JDS. HDRNE k CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
GREAT SALE ' '"
LADIES' WINTER WRAPS
LADIES' WINTER WRAPS
Ladles' Cloth Ulsters and Raglans at
Ladies' fine Baglans and Ulsters and
Newmarkets at S10 each.
Ladies' Peasant Cloaks at $10 each.
Fine For Trimmed Newmsrxets,
quilted linings, at $20 each.
These are the greatest bargains ever
offered in any Cloak Room. Tbe entire
stock must be sold, and we know these
prices will do it.
Come to the Cloak Boom this week.
, Complete stock of fine Seal Plata
Garments, Coats, Jackets, Wraps and
Ulsters, also reduced this week.
JDS. HDRNE X ED.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES. ;J