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"PITTSB uTRG rtnATOHSffEDNESDAT;
10 LOYE LOST
Between the Warring Tem
A FIGHT FOE LEADERSHIP
Is the Cause of the Trouble, as Ex
plained bj Lawyer Price.
HE RUBS SOME W. C. T U. LEADERS,
And Says They Would Kather Defeat Pro
hibition Than Join
IN COMMON WITH THE OTHER WORKERS
There is no doubt that certain complica
tions have arisen in the ranks of the tem
perance people since the announcement of
an intended general conference in Harris
bare on February 5, and affairs have become
even more awkward since the Constitutional
Amendment Association and the W. C. T.
V. of this city have both refused to Bend
delegates to the conference.
In order to get at the secret of this disaf
fection, W. M. Trice, Esq., a well-known
lawyer, and a member of the National and
State committees of the Prohibition party,
was asked lor his views of the matter, and
pave some lively inside views of the present
difficulty, that will be somewhat amazing to
those who imagined all was serene.
"In regard to Chairman Stevens, of the
Prohibition party, calling a general confer
ence in Harrisburg," said he, "I most
heartily favor his good reasons and good in
tentions in the matter. I Mill attend tbc
conference myself, and do all in my power
to assist and consummate a combination of
all the temperance organizations of theState
under one common bead, to lay plans, and
to carry out these plans, for a successful and
"I do not believe that the political organ
izers of the Prohibition party should lead,
nor do I believe they desire to lead, this
fight as a political party.
"My information is that the Constitu
tional Amendment Association has, up to
this time, declined to participate in this
coming conference, claiming that it (the
Amendment party), being strictly non
partisan, should lead in the fight.
"Sow, there will be no effort made by the
Prohibition leaders anywhere in the State
to dominate or lead this fight to the exclu
sion of other organizations. There is not a
word of truth in the statement that they
want to lead This, I know, and more; if
there is any possibility of all the organiza
tions coming together as one, the Prohibi
tion party will be perfectly willing, not
only to unite, but to push to the front men
of other organizations to take the lead.
These societies, you understand, consist of
both national and State temperance and
"There Un't a single Prohibition leader
or voter in Pennsylvania but is anxious to
assistintheadoptionof the amendment, evcu
it it is necessjry to relegate themselves to
the background, but not in order that one
or anv other organization can or shall lead,
but that all together shall make the fight.
BAKE AND FILE CAX'T RULE.
"So far as the W. C. T. TJ. of this part of
the btate is concernea, l believe the rant
and file of the union are ready and anxious
to join hands with all organizations on a com
"There are certain leaders in this part of
the State, however, who so utterly despise
the third party Prohibitionists that they
would rather see the amendment defeated
than join hands with the Prohibitionists on
a common ground and win.
"Nothing would please me more, and
nothing would please the party of Prohi
bition more, than c en to be pcrmiited to
make a fight for the amendment on a com
mon ground with these organizations, hand
in hand with the Constitutional Amend
mentites and the W C. T. IT. "Whether ne
will be permitted to do so, however, remains
to be seen.
"The Prohibition party will lay entirely
aside its political status' in this fight, no
matter what may be the consummation of
the proposed conference at Harrisburg on
February 5," said Mr. Price emphatically
Iu view ot the points now at isme be
tween the W. C. T. U. and the Prohibition
party.a little history as to the Constitutional
amendment party may not be out of place.
This history is furnished by a well-known
temperance leader, who goes on to say that
the famous party was organized by
A GEKTLEMAS' OF SEWICKLET,
eight years ago. This gentleman's name is
Dr. Starr, and lie was the very first to con
ceive the idea of such a party, and to push
A few years ago the Constitutional
amendment party took in the W. C. T. U.,
and from that time, the historian said,
jealousy and partv feeling arose. The up
shot of the matter was that the W. C. T. U.
of this end of the State gradually took
almost entire charge of the amendment
party; Dr. Starr was put out of office, and
other officials were put in his place. It was
also said by the same gentleman that, in
stead of having a membership of 50,000, as
said, the actual membership of the amend
ment party as a party does not exceed 10,000.
This little history, which is vouched for,
may explain whv, when the Pittsburg end
of the "VV. C. T. U. refused to participate in
a general conference at Harrisburg, the
Constitutional Amendment Association
made thesame refusal.
It is said that Chairman Stevens has in
vited Powderly to join in at the conference.
This, it true, will certainly create more than
even State intercut, as Powderly is well
known to be a total abstainer.
1HINKS IT WILL PASS.
Ex-Senator Arnolt Believes the People
Ex-Senator M. A. Arnolt, who succeeded
in'18S3 in bringing about the defeat of the
Prohibition amendment introduced into the
Legislature at that time, says tbe following
in an interview with a Dispatch man:
"I am confident that the amendment will
go through this time. Of course my opin
ions on the subject are to-day the same they
were six rears ago. It is, thcrerorc, un
necessary for me to say that I io not bcliere
the amendment is a measure which should
be passed. The fight was a very hard one,
even then, and I fonght, tooth and nail, for
its defeat But tbe only way I could do it
was to weigh the bill down with so many
amendments that it had to sink.
"To-day, however, things are entirely
changed. The people are not exactly sure
wnat they want, and I think that there js a
prevailing sentiment which indicates that
it might be as well to have a trial ot prohi
bition, just to see how it works. The Pro
hibition party has worked very hard iu this
State during the last lew years, and the ex
isting elements all tend toward it.
"The farmer will vote for it. Then a good
many people who are so weak-minded that
they can only lead a sober lile when liquor
is out of their reach, they also will indorse
prohibition; and, last bnt not least, the sa
loon keeper who did not get a license last
year will vote for it, because, since he can't
keep a saloon himself, he does not like to
see anybody else behind a bar."
The Daneerom Condition In Which tho
Kcal Doctors Find Victims of Bogus
Frcscribcrs on tbo Sontbside.
A prominent Southside doctor was called
to see a child a few days since, whi was
suffering from convulsions, as the result of
taking some tablets sold by a street vender,
who calls himself a doctor. The child has
grown worse, and, on inquiry, it was found
that other doctors had similar cases. When
seen, the "doctor" said the medicine was
composed of certain ingredients, while his
partner differed about tbe same.
The usual practice is for the alleged doc
tor to call at a house and, on seeing a child,
declare that.it has worms or some disease,
and theu endeavor to sell his "vermifuge"
jr other medicines. The medicine is said to
contain santonine, potophvline (or extract
of "May-apple root), camomile and sugar;
and, on consultation, the real doctors all
agree that the ingredients are injurious,
and as such the people ought to be warned.
At a meetingof the doctors Monday night,
the subject was brought up and discussed,
in case a patient should die while under
treatment to what cause the physician
should assiirn as the cause of death, and it
was generally agreed that the certificate
should be made out as resulting from poison
administered as an alleged medicine. Con
siderable worriment was expressed lor fear
that some of the cases might lead to that
SOT A REAL LIVE C0DXT.
Joseph Von Kirsh, Who Claims He
Count, Fonnil to be Insane.
Joseph Von Kirsh, who had a hearing be
fore Alderman Flach last night on a charge
of assaulting his son, was committed to jail
on $300 bail, the commitment stating that
he was of unsound mind, and care shonld
be taken that he is not allowed to harm
Alderman Flach stated last evening that
he had known him for 15 years, and that he
had not been of sonnd Kind for the last four
years, and had been wandering around
doing odd jobs.
Mr. Stephen Kirsh, of Jones street, a
brother of the alleged count, stated to a
Dispatch reporter last evening that, while
living in Springfield, O., some four years
ago, his brother had the yellow jaundice,aud
every since then has not been of sound
mind, declaring that he is a German Count.
Soon after, he obtained work at the glass
house of S. McKee & Co., on the South
side, but was discharged on a charge of
throwing sand into the pot. His wife then
left him, and his children were cared for by
the priests of St. Michael's.
Atderman Flach said the man had been
to the workhouse once, and had appeared
before him several timeson different charges.
PITTSBDfiG CAST USE THEM.
Horses of the Citizens' Traction Company
Knocked Down by Auction.
The 465 horses and mules that have had
to give way to the cable as the motive power
between the city and Lawrenceville on the
completion of the Citizens' Traction Line
were put under the hammer yesterday at
the company's Twenty-ninth street stables.
The sale went off briskly, and before the
club used by Auctioneer McKelvy, had
fallen for the last time yesterday at 5 o'clock
about 200 of the number had been dis
The bids were unexpectedly strong, and,
in the opinion of local horsemen, none were
sold at less than their value. The lowest
bid was ?25, and the highest S100, the ma
jority ranging between the forties and
The representatives of a Cincinnati street
car line obtained quite a number of the best,
and not a few will go to the rural districts
as jarm uorses. in lact me niaamg is so
strong that it was susgested that the sale be
kept going with supplies from other points.
The sale will commence again this forenoon
WHERE TYPHOID RAGES.
The Vlllago of West Middlesex Scourged
With the Deadly Fever.
The little village of West Middlesex, lo
cated in Mercer county, is at present under
going a bad scourge of typhoid fever and
diphtheria. Whole families are in some in
stances stricken down, and the death rate is
exceedingly heavy. For the past ten days
there have been from one to three funerals
per day, and yesterday four deaths and a
number of new cases were reported.
Several health and vigilance committees
have been appointed, and started out to
clean up. All meetings and gatherings
have been forbidden, and the protracted
meetinss in the several churches have been
One of the recent victims was the third
girl of one family taken off bv the disease
in about a week. If the death' rate of Pitts
burg was as large last Sunday as in Middle
sex it would exceed over 800 deaths for that
Exposition Mannerrs Examine Plans Tor
The managers of the Exposition Society
met yesterday afternoon. J. A. Stillberg,
the architect of the buildings, presented
plans for the proposed Power Hall, and De
partment of Public Comfort.
He stated there were still 800 feet of
ground near the Point that could be used for
these buildings. After some discussion it
was decided to ask James Hemphill, Daniel
Ashworth and Prof. Brashcar to confer with
the architect about the best plan to be pur
sued, and report at the meetine next
Some of the subscribers to the loan want
to become life members. They can do so by
applying to the society. There are about
1,000 life members at present. During the
week 53,700 more were subscribed.
HES. CONNELLY DEAD.
Tbo Suffering Woman Gives Up Her Hold
on Life nt Last.
After a lingering illness Mrs. W. C. Con
nelly, Sr., died at 12 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Connelly was Gl years old, and is well
known in Pittsburg. She was the daughter
of Allan Brown, an old hotel keeper in the
city, and a sister of the Bev. John G.
Brown, Superintendent of the Deaf and
Dumb School at AVilkinsburg.
Mrs. Connelly is the mother of W. C.
Connelly, Jr.. ot the Associated Press (the
President of the Pittsburg Press Clubhand
Frank Connelly, of the Leader, both well
known Pittsburg newspaper men In their
bereavement they have the sympathy of the
members of the city press.
THE COAL SHIPMENTS.
A Number of Boats and Barges Sent Ont on
A great amount of coal was shipped ont
yesterday on the river. At 12 o'clock noon
there were 13 feet 2 inches of water in the
Monongahela. The following were the
shipments: The John Moran, with 10 bar
ges; Harriet, 10; Alexander Swift, 15;
Acorn, 6 barges and two boats; Nellie Wal
ton, 12 barges: Tom Lysle, 12; Enterprise,
12, Josh Cook, i barges, 8 boats. The
Fred Wilson also took out a large tow.
WAS IT DRUGGED WHISKY?
Smith Wnkr Up to Find That He Has Been
Robbed cfllis Watch.
Frank Bay and Bert Campbell were ar
rested last night, charged by Edward Smith
with robbing him of his overcoat, watch and
other articles. Smith says they gave him
drugged whisky and then went through
IN JOURNALISTIC JOT.
The Second Annual Dinner -of the
Press Club a Great Success.
A SCENE OP ORIENTAL SPLENDOR
Greets the Eyes, and an Epicurean Feast
Tempts? the Palate.
HAPPY RESPONSES TO MANX TOASTS
IF the mice and
the roaches once
more, climbed their
little ladders into
the pastepot on the
desks editorial and
evening, and thus
fairly wallowed in
one of the elements
of fame, it wasn't
because the usual
thought less of
771e Pastcpot A'of Quite scissors and pasta
Deserted for the Feast than the mice, but
because they (the editors and reporters) had
food to eat, if not fame to win, in which the
mice and the roaches for once could have
The Pittsburg Press Club's second annual
banquet, at the Hotel Duquesue, was a
feast good enough for the gods of even this
ern age. It was a
feast for all the
sense s t h e
taste, the smell,
the sight, the
sound and the
conld not possi
bly have gone
better, for Witb
erow, the host of
this bijou of
hotels, had de
termined t o
make this din
ner the full
fruition ot nil
that is brightest A AceessaTV Adjurtcl of
and best in the Intelligence.
caterer's art; and he did it. The sense of
smell was delighted by the perfume of
flowers, which seemed doubly sweet as the
eye also feasted on their beauteous arrange
ment and profusion. The sense of sonnd
no sweeter musical selections, better
rendered, could have been wafted in
through lite palms
and ferns to stimu
li late and minister
iV to desire. Gernert
iV& Guenther's or
wchestra was. like
everything else in
or near the ban
quet hall, at its
best The reason
who could bet
ter administer the
final conrse, the
real dessert, the
flow of soul to it
than Editor By
ram, Judge Col
lier, Pastor Mac
lector Ford and
the others re
sponded to the
toasts in their or-
Typical Center Piece on def- . a
the Chief Table. splendid affair,
worthy alike of its projectors and of those
who responded to their call. It was an
event nf such character as should tend
not only to make the local representa
tives of the press more truly self-respecting
and self-dependent, bnt naturally, at the
same time, more worthy of the public
At one end of the room had been placed
a slightly elevated table at which were
seated the honored cuests of the club and
tho mast-r of ceremonies. Five other tables
were so arranged in the remainder of the
room that all the guests faced the speakers.
The floral decorations were profuse. Huge
baskets of La France roses, bride roses and
lilies of the valley were placed at each end
Eiolulion of Journalism, Loolting Backward,
of a table. Arranged in the intervening
space were cunning conceits in sugar, in
which the details of the editor's room were
brought forth in their most humorous light.
The ever-present paste pot, the never
present ink bottle, the telephonethe shears,
inappropriately labeled "Brains," and a
dozen other necessaries of a reporter's ex
istence were to be found.
The center table had been reserved for the
most beautiful of the floral decorations. A
huge column of pink carnations, its fra
grant top capped, by a composing stick of
white carnations, and bearing the word
"Press," attracted much attention. The
main design, as well as the rest, revealed
the handwork of Mr. James DeJI, of the
firm of J. K. & A. Murdoch,
which firm furnished all the decorations.
It consists of a miniature of the famous
with her sails and
with frost, and
the stars nnd
of the ship rested
on huge blocks
of crystal - clear
within by incan
lights. A floial
model of Cleo
patra's barce. coin
Pittsburg, as a Block.
posed of pink
nouse. Without the Press.
carnations and . fitted' with silken
canopv and sail rested near, by. , Its
oars were of pnrple carnations. "Ai the
base of a column a trnnb of pink roses and
lilies of. the valley was placed, and the
words "Press Club, 1889," appeared at this
place. ' ' ,
Every Dish Relished an Extra.
On the central table stood also a graceful
scroll in pink carnations rocs, etc., in
which the fic
urcs "is 8U"
were ingeni Mis
with mo nurd
On one of the
peared a large
pair of quills.
screen of cycas
and arica palms
hid Gernert &
ten picked per
forth a medley
sen, and added
much to the
pleasure of the
was such as is
the Hotel Du- The Editions Prove Really
quesne, had de- Pi ogressive.
terinined to -make it one that had never
been equaled in this city, and he undonbt-
At the conclusion of the dinner the mind
was feasted with mental dainties. W. C.
Connelly, Jr., President of the Press Club,
was prevented by the fatal illness of his
mother from being present. Thomas J.
Keenan, of the Press, Vice President, occu
pied bis chair. Previous to the dinner an
address from the absent President of the
club was read. In this he briefly spoke of
tbe success and growth of the club.
Mr. H. H. Byram, otlpo Ch roniele Telegraph,
responded to tbe toast, "Our City Past, Pres
ent and Future." In his address he cited the
achievements of our city in the past in tbe
world of commerce and manufacture, its glori
ous position in our national history, and its
devotion to tbe laws of God and man. Of the
Pie Without a Final E.
present he spoke or the proud position: Pitts
hare now holds in the world, ana for its future
hepredictcd glory ami renown.
The toast "Labor" was to have been re
sponded to by Mr. Eccles Robinson, but. owinc
to his sudden illness, he could not respond.
Hon. F. H. Collier responded splendidly to
the toast. "'The Judiciary." His remarks were
in a humorous but telling vein. He
said he could not "taffy" the judiciary,
as he was a member of it, and he
dared not condemn it. The relation which the
press bears to the bar was a subject for his
comments. By the power of the press the
world knows tbe actions nf the courts and in
turn judecs them. "Gentlemen," he said, in
conclusion, "I won't taffy you. You are not
better than we. but you are just as good. Allow
me to express as a sentiment, 'The Press, the
strong right arm of the judiciary; may it thrive
Rev. William Mackaye responded to the
toast, "The Press and tbe Pulpit." His re
marks were pariiculaly brijtht andapnropriatc.
Rev. Mackae explained thathe had been serv
inc bis country on the jury for the past few
days and had "f.reat fears that he would be
locked up last niffht with 11 of his obstinate
tonntrvman. and like a character in "Julius
Csesar" would have been compelled to say to
his keeper "There is some one in
the press calling to me." He then explained
that the press and the pulpit were inseparable
in their labors of educating man up to a higher
moral standard, but that the printed words
would never take the place of the spoken one.
He expressed a wish that both the pulpit and
the press would rise to a greater power in the
Mr. George Wardman, of the Pittsburg Pres;
gave an interesting and humorous account ot
tbe reporter as ho really is in his response to
Some of the Speakers.
tbe toast. "The Reporter as He is." The trials
and hardships tbat he must endure in his
search for news, and his lidelitv to his paper,
were spoken cf in the highest terms.
'The Reporter as Others See HimM was the
toast to which Mr. W. R. Ford responded. He
described tho reporter as the world sees him,
which, he sid. Is often in n mistnken sense.
Majors. Omohundro, of The Disi'atcit, re
sponded to the toa.t 'The Veterans." His ad
dress was one of priise. for his comrades.
Owing to the absence of Major E. A Montooth,
Mr. Richard Johnston responded to the toast
"The Ladles." Mr. Henry Hall, who was to
have responded to the toast "Tho Para-
grapher," was absent.
Mr. G. F. Mueller, o
. G. F. Mneller. of the Bulletin, responded
16 tnafit "flllT TlMrl " Tlnriiw tl. .
to the toast, "Our Dead." During the past
'"i - iuviuucja ui iue ciuu uave niea, 5ir.
Cornelius Shaw and Mr. William Kinnalrd,
both of Tn Dispatch.
Rev. Dr. Higbee, State Superintendent of the
Public Schools, made a few remarks, and tho
second annual dinner of the Pittsburg Press
Clnb became a thing of the past.
THEY DESERVE CREDir.
Generous Friends of tbe Press Clnb Aid to
Klnke It Very'Hnppy.
While space will not permit detailed
description of the tables at the banquet, it
should be said that they1 were elegant in
floral array, testifying to the Tare good
taste of John 1R. & A. Murdoch, the florists,
and that the music and menu cards of Ger
nert & Guenther, and Joseph Eichbaum &
Co., respectively, were jnst about perfect.
. . i I
A LARGE OEDER LOST
Because the Knights of Labor Hold
ers Refuse to do Piece Work.
YOKES WILL 3E MADE ELSEWHEEE
An Important Interview with D. B. Oliver,
of Oliver Bros. fc Phillips.'
A CONTENTION OP COLLIERS TO-DAY.
Local assembly 1030, K. of L., composed
of molders, held a very important meeting
last night, as announced in this paper
yesterday. The object, as stated, was to
consider the advisability of allowing the
men employed at Oliver Bros. & Phillips'
foundry, on the Southside, to work by the
piece instead of by the day, on a contract
for yokes for the Central traction road.
There was a lively discussion on the sub
ject, and almost all of the members of the
I. local were present and participated. The
meeting did not adjourn until after 11
o'clock, when an official was seen and said:
"We have a law in our local which pro
hibits piece work, and no matter how much
trade is driven away from f ittsburg by en
forcing it we decided almost unanimously
to live up to it. If we violate the rule in
this case we will establish a precedent
that will injure the order. The molders are
now receiving 52 75 a day, and if they work
by the piece may he enabled to make from
$0 to $7 a day. There was a long discussion
on the subject when it was agreed to enforce
the rule rather than allow one firm to get a
contract by violating it. The contract may
be rilled by some firm outside of the city,
but we have decided to do no piece work,
no matter what the consequence may be.
There is work enough for our members with
out violating the piece work clause in our
A HOST SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT.
For the purpose of getting at the other
side of the question, a DisrATCH reporter
called upon Mr. D. B. Oliver, of tbe firm of
Oliver Bros. & Phillips,aud questioned him
in regard to the matter. Mr. Oliver em
phatically stated that if the men persisted
in their present course they wonld drive all
this trade away from Pittsburg. They
would not only hurt themselves by losing
the work, but they would entail great loss
to their employers. Mr. Oliver said :
The Pittsburg Traction road, the first one
laid here, was put down by Oliver Bros. !fc
Phillips and Riter & Cnnley. Each Arm had
one-balf of tbe road. The castings amounted
to several thousand tons, and were all made in
this city. In roakinc the yokes tho union
molders would only make one yoke per day per
man, and then work by the day.
The yokes weigh 460 pounds each, and this
makes very expensive molding. In other cities
tbe men work by tbe piece, and mako three or
more yokes per day per man.
When the Citizens' Traction Company job
was let, the high cost of Pittsburg castings lost
tbe Job to this city, and the entiro lot was taken
by Eastern parties at prices much below cost in
Pittsburg, at our rates for labor.
As the Central Traction job is about being
let, I suggested to our men the necessity of
their removing their restrictions as to piece
work, so as they could work bv tbe niece and
make all the money they can, or else tbe job
would go away from Pittsburg, as the Citizens'
MUST BE MADE QUICKLY.
When the work on the building of the line
begins tbe castings are wanted as quick as they
can be furnished in very large quantities. I
urged tbat tbe men should "make hay while
the sun shines." and make $6 or $7 a day while
they ran instead of restricting themselges to
S2 SO a day, and likely lose the chance of earn.
lUf, eiBi iuju ... . ,'
now is laoor in otner cities as compared i
with Pittsburg in this respect?" was asked of
"When we failed to get the Citizens' road be
cause of the failure to compete on castings,
investigated the situation elsewhere, and I
found that instead of one yoke constituting a
day's work, that the men worked by thj piece,
and one molrter and one laborer turned ont tire
and six per day. and, in some Instances, more
than that. These men are making a great deal
more money for themselves and working for
the interests of their employers at the same
"1 might here say that our molders in Pitts
burg are doing themselves and their employers
great injustico In the course they are pursuing.
I know of thousands of tons of castings annual
ly that have been made elsewhere and brought
to Pittsburg and used here, every pound of
which should have been made in this city, and
would have been made here but for the unwise
restrictions the men have placed on themselves.
They are keeping themselves poor, and choking
their employers by driving trade away from our
city that belongs here."
THE PAINTERS' WORK.
Some of the Mnsters Discuss Points of
Interest in Their Art Tho Convention
Closes With a Banquet.
At the alternoon session yesterday of the
Master Painters and Decorators of Penn
sylvania, the following named officers were
President, E. A. Fisher, Harrisburg; Vice
President, J. C. Mayer. Johnstown: Secretary,
John Stnlen; Executive Board, F. F. Black,
Philadelphia; S. M. Griffith, Altoona; R. D.
Davis, Johnstown; M. G. Baker, Harrisburg;
Titus Berger, Pittsburg.
This morning the visitors will be taken to
the Pittsburg Plate Glass Works, at Creigh
ton, and will inspect Snydam's Lead Works
and .Lawrences iaint ana Uolor works.
Titus Berger, of this city, and W. Mc
Carthy, of Philadelphia, were chosen rep
resentatives to the convention of the Na
tional Association, which will meet in
Washington next month. The House
Painting and Decorating Magazine was
adopted as the official organ.
Mr. Maurice Joy opened the discussion
on "The Relation of the Painter and Archi
tect." He held that the painter should be
educated to the level of the architect.
"The Best System of Apprenticeship,"
was discussed by Mr. Stulen. He believes
boys should be treated kindly. On motion
the matter of teaching boys was referred to
the Executive Board.
L. E. Haid told those present "How to
keep varnish from cracking.' He said the
best plan was to have elastic varnish, and
see that the undercoats are hard.
W. B. Stoughton spoke a few words on
".Relation to our employes."
They met last night for a short time and
decided to hold the next meeting iu Read
ing. The assigning of subjects was referred
to the Executive Board.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee
it was decided to send out circulars to
master painters explaining the object of the
association. It was also thought best to
issue certificates of membership.
A grand banquet was given by the asso
ciation in the evening in the large dining
hall of the Monongahela House. About 50
gentlemen sat down to the spread, which
was one oi me nnest ever given in the citv.
"juine nost uriscsm spared no pains in
arranging the menu, and the viands were
prepared in Steward Wallace's inimitable
The main dining room, where the ban
quet was served, was a marvel of beauty in
the matter of decoration'and table service.
After the last course had been served, the
gentlemen lighted cigars, and, tilting their
chairs backward, eagerly waited for the im
promptu speeches. President E. A. Fisher,
of Harrisburg, reviewed the work done by
the State Association within the past year,
and spoke of the beneficial results obtained
by the organization. J. S. B. Mercer, of
this city, responded to, the toast "We
Paint." Mr. W. W. Lawience, of the firm
of Lawrence & Co., replied to the toast
master s request "Ua Colors.
William Loeffler, of the firm of R. C.
ocniuenz a. v,o., maae an address on
"American Window Glass." He portrayed
the close relationship between the painters
and tbe window gla'ss trade.
Mr. Loeffler was followed by George A.
Kim, who also spoke on "Window Glass."
Mr. R. C. Miller responded to the toast
"Plate Glass." He reviewed the history of
this great industry in this country and ex
plained how the large plates were made
from the time of the making of the glass
until they were polished, beveled and fin
ished. The other toasts were as follows: ''We
Progress," William K. Stoughton, of this
city; "Hard Wood," William E. Weston,
of Allegheny; "Putty," J. E. Boardman,
of Allegheny; "Oil and White Lead," M.
H. Suydam; "Graining," H. Humes, of this
THE MINERS PROGRESSING.
President John DIcBride Talks of the New
President John McBride, of the Miners'
National Progressive Union, arrived in the
city yesterday, and last night addressed a
meeting of miners at McDonald station.
He will attend the meeting of sub-Division
4 at Knights of Labor Hall to-day, at which
that branch of the N. P. TJ. will be per
manently oreanized. John D. Conway, the
temporary President of the branch, refuses
to serve in that capacity and an election
will be held to fill that office.
Mr. McBride is a very pleasant talker
and talks freely, but carefullyavoids giving
any startling information. He discredits
the statements of Master Workman Kea, ot
N.T. A. 135, IC. of L., that the new miners'
nnion is not progressinc. He believes that
the union exceeds the Knights in member
ship and will continue in tbe lead.
AN ABSCED REPORT.
President Campbell, of tbe Window Work
ers, Denies a Story.
A story was circulated on Monday and
published yesterday to the effect that the
Window Glass Workers' Association had
561,000 in the treasury when President Isaac
Cline resigned, and now there is only $08,
000 in the treasury. This small increase
although the members paid their dues as
usnal, gave rise to an inference that some
body was using the cash illegally.
President Campbell, of the Window Glass
Workers' Association was seen by a Dis
patch reporter yesterday and said the
story was too ridiculous to contradict. In a
joking manner he explained the alleged de
ficit by saying the money had been used to
elect Harrison. He also denied the state
ment tbat the stock of glass was larger than
ever before, and that the association owed
I ex-Secretary Gracie 52.
The Snlo Postponed.
The assignees' sale of tbe Wynn Coke
Works, near TJniontown, occurred yester
day. The highest bid offered was $39,000,
which was made by J. W. Moore. This
amount being too low the sale was post
poned. Qnnrrjmr-n on Strike.
The employes of the Carbon Limestone
Company, whose quarries are located at
Carbon and Hilltown, Pa., went on a strike
yesterday for an advance of 5 cents per ton.
They now receive 15 cents. Nearly400 men
WHIRLED AR0DND A WHEEL.
A Boy Is Caught by a Revolving; Belt and
Snstains Fatal Injuries.
An accident occurred at Williams, Bailley
& Morris' machine shop on Liberty avenne
yesterday, in which Henry Ford, a 15-year-boy,
was fatally injured. A large revolving
belt caught the boy by his clothes while he
attempted to pass underneath it, and
whirled him with fearful force twice around
awneel before his clothes tore, throwing
him against some machinery.
The injured lad was taken to a physician,
who found that he had sustained internal
fatal injuries. He lives on Smallman, near
WILL BE BROUGHT BACK".
A Cfinnrilnn rnnrr nM.1.. Thnr TJr,-l, I
Frank Aldrich, the alleged bunko steerer,
who was arrested in Windsor, Canada, on a
charge of robbing J. K. Lemon, of Alle
gheny, of 510,000 had a hearing yesterday.
After hearing a number of witnesses the
prisoner was committed to the Sandwich jail
As soon as the papers are made ont he
win be brought to this county for trial. De
tective John R. Murphy, who has charge of
the case, believes he is the same man that
bunkoed Mr. Murdoch out of 510,000.
BURNERS FOR CUBA.
Wcstlwcbonso Sends 12,000 to Light tho
West Indian Island.
The Westinghouse Electric Company yes
terday shipped to Cuba over 12,000 of the
small glass globes, containing incandescent
electric burners. They were securely packed
in air-tight, sheet-iron casks, so, that if by
chance the vessel should go down, the
burners, which are very valuable, could be
"fished" ont aud used, "if ouce wet they
0XE SIGiMFICAXT RISE.
Property In the Twenty-Fifth Word Goes
Up 7S Per Cent.
There is going to be a boom in assessed
valuation in the suburbs, as well as in the
center of the city, to meet the new law. In
the Twenty-fifth ward it will, on an average,
be advanced 78 per cent There will also
be some interesting increases in the East
End. The figures may come in in a few
After Illceal Liquor Sellers.
Thomas Collins, of Braddock township,
has been held to answer three charges of il
legal liquor selling preferred before 'Squire
Lawry, of Braddock, by Constable Best.
They are without license, to minors and
selling in a prohibitory district. This is
three violators Constable Best has arrested
in his bailiwick in a very short time, and
he says it is only a drop before the shower.
St. Stephen's Bazaar.
The members of St. Stephen's Church, at
Sewickley, held a bazaar last night for the
benefit of the church.
Arlon and Wnslibnrn Guitars !
Guitar players will be interested to learn
that the makers of the celebrated Wash
burn guitars and mandolins have succeeded
in making a guitar out of beautiful Ameri
can wood, which is guaranteed against
checking and warping, at the low price of
610. Tim new guitar, called the "Arion,"
is absolntely correct iu tunc, and is equal
to any of the other makes sold at 520. Also
a full line of the lovely Washburn guitars
and mandolins in stock'at the store of the
agents. H. Klf.ber & Bko.,
No. 50G Wood street.
From the announcement in another!
column it will be seeu that the sale nf seats
for the "Rosenthal" Concerts begins this
morning at Kleber's Music Store. All who
are desirous of enjoying a fine musical
treat, should not fail to secure their tickets
Traction Auction Sale.
One hundred head of larger horses will be
cold at the Butler street stables at 10 o'clock
this morning. Anyone in need of a good
horse should attend'this sale.
Muskets, Carbines, Swords and Sabers,
And a great lot of other gords, at almost any
price to close out before April 1, when we
will remove to 706 Bissel block.
J. H. Johnston, 621 Smithfield si
Make your selections early from onr
elegant lines of French challis, as many
styles cannot be duplicated.
mwfsu Hughs & Hacke.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, Ho. 293 Fifth ave. wtsu
Invalids call at 1102 Carson st, and be
cured free of charge.
.SWITCHES ASD SIGNALS PAT.
The Union Switch and Signal Co., Declare
a 6 Per Cent Dividend.
The Directors of the Union Switch and
Signal company held a meeting yesterday
afternoon in Mr. T. A. Kowand's office.in the
Westinghouse Electric Company's Build
ing. After tbe financial report had been
read to the gentlemen, it was decided to de
clare a 6 per cent dividend on the preferred
stock of the company.
The company has a capital stock of 51,
500,000, of which amount 5500,000 is pre
ferred stock. The latter is entitled to a
dividend of 6 percent before the common
stock receives any; and it is also entitled to
a further dividend of one-half of 1 per cent,
for each 1 per cent paid on the common
stock until all the stock receives 12 per
The total amonnt of profits of the compa-
ny during the last year amounted to $80,000,"
ot which sum $30,000 was used to reduce the
If the expectations of the officers of the
company, with reference to the bnsiness of
the present year, be realized, and if the
buffer manufacture, which is an addition to
the former business, assumes the probable
Eroportions expected, the Union Switch and
ignal Company is bound to become more,
prosperous (ban ever. The increasing de
mand made upon the railway people by the
public for the use of the 'most approved
safety devices, makes the appliances of this
company's manufacture more neccessary.
THE HON. B. E. HIGBEE HERE.
no Will be the Gnest of G. W. Lackey nnd
Then Dcpnrt for Batter.
The limited, which was only 40 minutes
behind time when it arrived in the Union
depot last night, brought Hon. E. E. Hig
bee, the State Superintendent of the Public
Instruction of Pennsylvania, to the city.
He was received at the station by Superin
tendent G. W. Lnckey and Secretary.
Charles Reisfar. who immediately conducted
their visitor to the Press Club banquet at
the Duquesne Hotel.
The honorable gentleman will stay in
Pittsburg to-day, as the guest of Mr. Luckey.
During the alternoon he will visit the
Thirty-second ward school, and to-morrow
he will depart for Butler.
A COAL OPERATOR DEAD.
Mr. John C. Rlsher Passes Away After an
Illness of Several Weeks.
Mr. John C. Risher, one of the oldest coal
operators in this section, died yesterday
after an illness of several weeks. He was 74
years of age, and has been in the coal busi
ness, operating mines on the Monongahela
river, for over 30 years. He was connected
with the firm of J. C. Risher & Co., and
lived at No. 138 Fayette street, Allegheny.
The funeral services will be held at his
former home at Dravosbnrj; to-morrow
afternoon. The remains will be interred in
the cemetery near that place.
A SURGEON'S JOB.
Dr. McCnnn Cats a Bis; Tumor Oat of Miner
A coal miner by the name of Garrett, near
Sharpshurg, had a 13-pound tumor, which
protruded from his side like a large stiff hat
cnt ont yesterday by Dr. James McCann at
the West Penn Hospital. He bore up un
der the operation with remarkable nerve
and is doing well. The doctor thinks tbe
man will get along all right. The un
fortunate miner worked at hard labor in the
mines until last Friday, when he was forced
to give up and have the operation per
formed. NATIONAL SHIPPING LEAGUE.
Pittsburg Sends a Representative to tho
Convention In Washington.
Mr. G. W. Kelly went to Washington, D.
C, last evening on the Eastern express to
attend the Annual Convention of the Na
tional Shipping League, to be held in that
city to-djjy, to-morrow and Friday.
Mr. Kelly was elected Vice President of
that organization last year, when he at
tended one of their conventions as a dele
gate from the Pittsburg Chamber of Com
merce. A COUGH IS THE FIRST WHISPERING
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop into coughs.
Coughs lead to the creat enemy consumption.
A stitch in time often saves life itself.
COUGHS, COLDS, SORE THROAT,
INFLUENZA and HOARSENESS.
PLEASANT AND ABSOLUTELY
SAFE FOR CHILDREN.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FLEMING BROS., PITT&BURG, PA
Your Waist is Too Clumsy.
TRY OUR CORSETS,
25c 50C 75c S and $l S
Our $i Kid Glove is Perfect.
T. T. T.
3 THDMPBDN BRDB.,
109 Federal Street,
Second Door Below Park Way.
TTMELLER'S SCOTCH JAMS-THE FINEST
XV. imported in one pound porcelain pots: also
jtjii.es, marmalade and preserved fruits, war
ranted pure, In class jars, for salo by the case
or retail. JNO. A. REN8HAW & CO..
ja&ws Liberty and Ninth ste.
PEACHES FOR CREAM
Delicious table fruit: also a full line of
California and Delaware fresh fruits In extra
syrup, tins and class.
JNO. A RENSHAW CO.,
Ja23-ws Family Grocers.
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PENN AVENUE' STORES.'
In Our Clnek Rnnm
We offer this week some great Ind special
bargains in Ladies' Suits and Costumes at
prices from V-0 to 150. our entire stock, in
cluding some beautiful imported Paris Din
ner Dresses and Ball costumes. Broadcloth
and Henrietta Cloth Street Suits, In the
most fashionable colorings, and a large
assortment of Black Suits, in Cashmere,
Cloth. Sarah Silk. Gros Grain Silk. Black
Lace and Black Net. The prices on each
costume are below cost to sell the entiro
collection at once.
BLACK SILK DEPARTMENT,
As already announced, we have special lota
in Surahs, Gros Grains, Faille Francaise,
Armures. Satin de Lyon and Feau de Soles,
Brocade and Striped Satins, Moire and
Moire Antiques at prices lower for the
"best goods" than any ever quoted, and tha
largest assortment to choose from, at 50c to
H 0 per yard.
One special lot of "New" India Silks at
60c a yard. In choice colorings, Canton
Of Fine Imported Dress Trimmings will ha
the event of the week, and these will b
found on large table in center of the store.
Continues its great "mark down" offerings!
In Lace and Heavy Curtains and Portieres
Decided bargains in French Broadcloths.
has the best values offered in Long Cloth
Garments popular prices , $10, S15 and ;
$20.' being half-price and less on Fiat
COME THIS WEEK.-
COME THIS WEEK.
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