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That's "Wliat Extra Gripmen
and Conductors Tlireaten
ON CITIZENS' CABLE LINE.
Their Wages Said to Be 10 Cents an
Hour Below Their Mark.
SEVENTY OP THEM ARE UNIONISTS.
Snperintendent Terner Refers to an Agree
ment Upon the Point,
AND SATS LET THEM TIE IF NEED BE
A veritable storm of excitement and in
dignation broke out among the extra con
ductors and gripme.h of the Citizens' Trac
tion line yesterday -which, seemingly, if
they speak truly, bodes a still larger storm,
if developments continue J.o end that way.
Indeed, there is a prospect that snch maybe
To-day is the first payday since the new
11-hour schedule went into effect, which was
agreed to by the joint committees of the
men and the company, two weeks ago, and
divided the men into three sections with 11
hours of continuous duty each, and fixing
the wages of the conductors at $2 and grip
men at S2 25.
The extra men had been receiving 35
cents for each trip, and were to be provided
for on the new schedule, as a conductor
stated to a DisrATCH reporter last night,
"on an equal with the regular men; and be
sides this, thev promised they would do well
As learned last night, it seems that the
paymaster and clerk had been out to the
East End in the afternoon, and first told
Mr. Sweitzer, the gripman, that the extra
conductors on the East End division were
to get only 25 cents "per trip and the grip
men 2S, and the Butler street division con
ductors were to receive 20 cents and grip
men 22 cents.
SrKEAD LIKE TVILDFIKE.
From the East End this vital news trav
eled from mouth to mouth all along the
line. One conductor said, with a look of
fight in his eye:
"Are you a reporter? If you are I
want to tell you that there is going
to be a big tear-up Monday,
if what we heard out the road is true. We
are only waiting for to-morrow to verify it,
and, it it is true, you want to look out "We
only make five trips a day, at 25 cents a.
trip. Chinese wages? Certainly. The
Butler division crews make usually seven
trips. Besides that we go on at 3 P. M.,
until 12 o'clock and get the worst hours.
"They never told us how much we were
to get under the new schedule, but said
they would place us on an equal with the
"We will have a meeting Monday, il it is
true, and, if we don't have better arrange
ments, will certainly tie the road up. There
are 15 each of conductors and gripmen on
the East End division, and 20 of each on
the Butler street division, making 80 men,
with only seven or eight non-union men,
and they will stand by us."
The li-hour rule with the regulars is not
quite satisfactory, either, it seems; as some
of them work 11J and some 11 hours,
whicb is making some dissatisfaction.
THE SUPERINTENDENT VERY" FIRM.
Superintendent Murrav Verner was seen
by the reporter, and asked it the rates
stated above were to be given the men, and
ras also told what had been stated as above.
"I never figured it up; but, by the agree
ment made with the committee of the men,
two weeks ago, the extra men were to re
ceive pay by the trip, in the same ratio as
the regular men. I suppose the paymaster
has, figured it out."
"Well, Mr. Verner," said the reporter,
"the men say they will tie the road up, if
they are correctly informed."
"Let them tie 1" was the reply. "We
know of nothing but the agreement we
made with the men, and I have nothing
further to say. In regard to that I refer
you to the Chairman of their committee."
When asked if the conductors wages
would be raised to $2 25 to compare with the
Fifth avenue line's men Mr. Verner said no
such demand had been made; but he would
sot state further.
However, it is the policy of the men's
committee to not make a demand,
but simply state their desires,
because, thus far, that has been enough to
gain their ends. Several of the men stated
yesterday that it was a prettv sure thing
that they would get the desired raise.
TOO GOOD TO SKIP.
Iter. F. K. Scully' Adherents Say Tlier
Knew He Was Going.
Some of the members of the Messiah Bap
tist congregation (Bev. F. K. Scully's
church) were inclined last night tolook
askance at a Dispatch reporter who en
tered alter the meeting, and denied that
their pastor had lfft without leave, as had
been intimated by his landlady and others.
They stated that they knew all "about it, and
that he would not be guilty of such a thing.
Mr. White declined to say anything
further, and nothing more was learned than
was printed ou Sunday about the ex
priest's business venture, etc.
The Victim of the Lnwrenccville Stabbing
Affray no Belter.
Michael Cavanaugh, the man who was
stabbed in Lawrencevillc Saturday night,
was still in a critical condition late last
evening. Dr. Sheedy, the attending physi
cian, says it is almost impossible for him to
pnll throuch. "Dade" Donnelly and
Michael Mohan, the men implicated in the
affair, were arrested and lodged in jail to
await the result of his injuries.
Neat Handbook of Wnahington.
The Pennsylvania Kail road has issued a
handbook of Washington, which contains
an outline of the inaugural ceremonies and
useful information for visitors to the in
auguration. The book is very convenient,
and copies can be obtained, without charge,
from Mr. Thomas E. Watt, Passenger Agent
of the Pennsylvania Bailroad, at his Fifth
Ho Was Named After tbc President.
Benjamin Harrison Wood, 7 montns old,
died yesterday. The little fellow was oneof
the first children named after the President
elect, then only a candidate. The child's
parents live on Larimer avenue, East End.
To Make a Spate of Wages.
The Paper Hangers' Association of Alle
gheny County, organized recently, will meet
to-night at 61 Fourth avenue. The object
of the meeting is to adopt a scale of wages
Ex-Scnntor Wlndom Interviewed While
Stopping in tbc City Over Snndny He
Gnnrda Hnrrison's Secret Devens Mis.
Ex-Senator Windom arrived in the city
yesterday, fresh from Indianapolis. He
spent the day with his friend,Colonel James
Andrews, on the hill, and last evening re
turned to New York.
Without doubt Mr. Window has been of
fered and will accept the treasury portfolio.
He is always courteous and gentlemanly,
but usually reserved, and invariably acts
as if he is thinking deeply on some subject.
Last night, however, his whole manner was
changed. He welcomed the reporters as if
he was glad to see them and really expected
them. His smile was broad and pleasant,
and he even descended to crack a joke with
Colonel .Andrews. His style was animated,
and his spirit willing to talk, but General
Harrison objected, and that settled it. The
following interview took place:
'You seem to be In excellent humor to-night,
Mr. Windom," remarked one of the reporters.
"Why, did you ever see me when I wasn't in
a good humor:" he replied. "I am always glad
to see the boys, and when I got here this morn
ing I wondered what had become of tiicm. I
think Pittsburg has the liveliest set of report
ers I ever met anywlicre."
"How about jour tnp to Indianapolis?"
"Well. I supposed jou would soon come to
that. AH I can sav is that I went there at the
request of General Harrison. There is no use
of trying to conceal that fact any longer. But
what ue talked about is another question. I
don't object at any time to tell my own secrets,
but I am bound in honor not to betray tlio
secrets of others. For some reabon new Presi
dents always want their plans kept quiet, and
I must obey Mr. Harrison's wishes. This is
what I told tpe boys at Indianapolis."
"Then you will not admit that you will be the
next Secretary of the Treasury?"
That question is too personal, and I must
decline to answer."
"Is ittrun that you wrote a letter to Judge
Devens, of Toledo, stating that you would be
in the Cabinet?"
"I saw the interview with Judge Devens, and
1 denied it. I have not written to him for
more than a year. There must be a mistake
somewhere, for the statement is not true. Cer
tainly, if I am in the next Cabinet I will be
there as a citizen of Minnesota. I have lived
in the State 31 years, and my home is still
Mr. Windom left the reporters under the
impression that he would be the next cuar
dian of the nation's financial interests.
Colonel Andrews suggested that in two
weeks more the cat would be out of the bag,
and he advised the public and newspapers
to be patient
Ex-Senator Pice, of Arkansas, was also a
passenger on the Eastern express last night,
bound for Washington. He was rather
facetious at the expense of General Harri
son, but the latter can stand it.
NICE GUIDE TO WASHINGTON.
A Neat and Handy Volume Issued by thoB.
& O. Railroad.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad Com
pany has issued a neat and handy guide to
Washington, which will be very convenient
to all who may visit the city during the in
augural ceremonies. The guide contains
52 pages, is printed on fine paper and
contains illustrations of the various public
buildings in the city. A specially drawn
and engraved map of the city has been pre
pared for the guide.
The book opens with a splendid descrip
tion of the city and its growth. The various
interesting points in the capital are de
scribed. The Botanical Gardens, the Smith
sonian Institution, museums, monuments
and art gallery are fully described. The
buildings of the various departments and
offices are located, and such items as are of
real interest to the sightseer are given.
A portion of the guide is devoted to the
suburbs of Washington, and a description
of Mount Vernon.
The various horse-car routes, hack stands
and rates of fare are given. Hotels and
places of amusement are mentioned, as well
as the postoffice, money order office, tele
graph offices tand churches. It concludes
with a chapter of hints to visitors and a lo
cation of points of interest.
The guides can be obtained at the office of
Mr. E. D. Smith, Division Passenger Agent
B & 0. Bailroad on Fifth avenue.
TWO BANKS THAT SUE.
The Ft. Pitt and the Mechanics' Banks File
Suits Against J. B. Williams.
It was known by The Dispatch a few
days ago that certain Pittsburg banks might
be losers by the failure of the Grand Lake
Coal Company. The following Associated
Press dispatch was received last night from
The failure of the Grand Lake Coal Company,
of Pittsburg, has led to important suits being
filed here. One was brought against Joseph B.
Williams bv the Ft. Pitt National Bank, of
Pittsburg. for$33.000; another by thcMechanics'
National Bank, of Pittsburg, against Joseph B.
Williams, for $30,000. Attachments have been
Another Meeting of the Company to Develop
The Catholic Colonization, Mining and
Manufacturing Company held a meeting at
the Emerald Senate rooms last night.
Colonel John A. Gonlden, the father of
the organization, delivered an interesting
address pn the New South. Addresses were
also made by Messrs. Gibson, McCalley,
Kilgallon, Cam and others.
The capital stock of the corporation will
be 250,000, divided into 5,000 shares. The
greater part of this has already been sub
Hinker Loses a Revolver.
Thomas Rinker, of O'Hara street, Alle
gheny, bought a revolver on Saturday night
and began to practice with it early yester
day morning. Several hundred people ran
to the spot, expecting a murder had been
committed. A number of policemen also
arrived, and Kinker was sent to the lockup.
Mayor Pearson fined him 55 and costs and
confiscated the revolver.
For Washinston's Inaugural.
The General Committee having in charge
the Washington inaugural celebration
meets to-night. The general trade and so
cial organizations in the city are not repre
sented in the committee. The answers are
still coming in from the ministers, and the
religious feature of the day is an assured
Attorney Gochrlng'a Condition.
John M. Goehring, Esq., who was injured
by the fall of the front wall of the Weldin
bnilding last month, was removed from the
West Penn Hospital to his home in Alle
gheny yesterday. His Iec was broken and
his scalp was almost torn off.
Died In Aconr.
Mrs. Mary Meyer, of Allegheny, died at
the home of her sister, No. 9 Henians street,
early yesterday morning. She suffered
great pain. Mrs. Meyer leaves a husband
and seven children. The Coroner will hold
an inquest to-day.
For Stenllnc; n Scissors Grinder.
John Schwab must have been very bad off
for something to steal if, as is alleged, he
picked up the scissors grinder belonging to
Julius Metzgar, of the East End. It is not
known whether he took the hand bell or not.
The Cnthollc Parade.
Orders have been issued by Marshal
Batchford, of the second division of the
Catholic parade, for the formation of his
division. The Hibernian .Rifles will act as
Off for HnrrUbarc.
John A Martin leaves for Harrisburg to
day to attend the amendment gathering.
He rather thinks important action will be
postponed, but prefers to keep an eye on the
To Lose in the Wreck of the Defunct
Farmers and Mechanics' Bank
AS WELL AS THE STOCKHOLDERS.
The Expert Has at Last Handed in a Fall
Account of the Books.
THE LIABILITIES DOUBLE THE ASSETS
The affairs of the defunct Farmers and
Mechanics' Bank, of the Southsidc, have
advanced another step toward a settlement
On last Saturday afternoon Mr. J. Reed, the
expert bookkeeper, finished his work of ex
amining the books, and in the evening he
submitted the following statement, repre
renting the indebtedness of the bank:
Amount due to depositors., $817,560 01
Checks on New York 365 18
Cashier's checks 1,797 63
Unpaid collections 23 20
Certified checks 1,019 44
The assets of the company, as represented by
the inventory and appraisements made by the
assignees and filed in court, amount to only
The capital stock of the institution is
$100,000, and, according to law, the stock
holders are liable
FOB TWICE THE AMOUNT
of their stock. This would bring the total
amount out of which the indebtedness is to
be paid up to S289.476 86. This makes the
somewhat delusive showing that the bank is
in that case only about 31,000 short, and,
according to this statement, the depositors
ought to get 90 per cent of their money.
From a conversation with a gentleman in
an authoritative position, however, informa
tion was obtained that there will be a great
deal less money paid out than the latter fig
ures indicate, and it is supposed that 75 or
80 per cent will be all that the depositor
can possibly get at the final settlement.
There are several items to be considered in
the matter. Lawyers' fees will yet come in,
both on account of the prosecution of H. F.
Voight and also on account of other
LEGAL BUSINESS TRANSACTED
for the bank; the fees of the expert, as well
as those of the assignees and the court ex
penses. But, beside these expenses, there
are other incidental outlays, such as the
auctioneer's fee, which will in itself amount
to a respectable item.
It was also stated on the Southside last
night, by several people, that a number of
the stockholders will not be able to pay the
amounts of their stock in the bank again.
There are over SO stockholders in the insti
tution, and some of them ventured' all the
money thev had to spare. What will be
done in that case, will develop later on.
"There is, however, one thing certain,"
said a Carson street gentleman last night,
"The effects of that bank crash have been
felt very considerably on this side of the
river, and it will take a good many people
a long while yet before they entirely re
cover." EAPIDLY RISING.
The Riveri Are Full of Floating Ice, bot.No
Flood U Fenrcd-A 1,000,000 Shipment
of ConlRendy to Go Out.
At noon yesterday the marks in the Mo
nongahela river showed a depth of 3 feet.
At 10 o'clock last night the stage of water
had reached 9 feet 9 inches and was rising
at the rate of six inches an hour. The cur
rent was swift and full of floating ice, but
no flood is anticipated. The ice up the
stream was rapidly breaking- up at that
hour, but on account of the high water, no
boats were sent up the stream to protect
Evidently the coal operators and river
men did not fear a flood, for not one was to
be seen anywhere along the wharf after
dark. A few guards were put out to watch
for emergencies, but they did not expect
any trouble. It is not believed the water
in the Monongahela will go any higher
than a 12-foot stage. This would make on
an average nine feet, or coal-boat water for
The Allegheny river was also rising
rapidly last night and was lull of ice, but
no danger was anticipated.
It was estimated last night that the ship
ments of coal to be taken out on this rise
will not reach 1,000,000 bushels. Joseph
Walton & Co.. the Browns, Captain O'Neil,
John A. Wood and Thomas Fawcett are
the only firms that have coal to ship.
About 12 towboats will be used, but the
operators do not know themselves which
ones will be selected The miners were on
a strike for 60 days, and, in addition to
that, the river in the upper pools was
frozen. On this account there is not much
coal ready to be shipped.
BURGLARS AT WORK.
A Door Fried Open With n Jimmy, but the
Thieves Were Fiicutencd.
Burglars tried to rob the furniture store
of W. C. Kafferty, corner of Grant street
and "Virgin alley, last night. Shortly after
10 o'clock Officer Henry Bond found the
front door open, and upon making an in
vestigation, he discovered that burglars
had been at work and had evidently been
The desks were all disarranged and the
Virgin alley door had been pried open with
a jimmy. The latter was iound lying on
Placing Bells on Cable Cars.
The Citizens' Traction Company are now
placing bells on their cars, which will con
stantly rins while the car is in motion.
They are similar to those in use on the Pitts
burg Traction road.
The Lnrcent in Two Years.
Magistrate Brokaw had 21 cases to dis
pose of at the Twenty-eighth ward police
station yesterday morntng, the largest num
ber for any Sunday morning within the last
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Dny in Two Cities Condensed
for Rcndr Reading'.
Air alarm from box 127 at 920 yesterday mora
ine was caused by a chimney blaze on Manor
Charles Clark, a member of Engine Com
pany No. 9, is ill with an attack of diabetes. His
recovery is doubtful. ,
The Cotton Belt route to Texas, which has a
Pittsbnrg agency, has just completed abranch
road 42 miles long from Maiden to Delta in
Rev. E. R. Donetioo preached a sermon to
the jail prisoners yesterday afternoon. Sheriff
.McCandless and a number of other local sing
ers famished music for the services.
Thomas Leahy had an altercation with
Henry Newman in a Manchester car on Satur
day night and struck him in the face. He was
arrested and will have a hearing before Mayor
A report was sent to the Thirtv-sixth ward
station yesterday afternoon that John Nona, a
bricklayer at Painter's Mill, who lives on Mil
ler street. Thirty-fifth ward, had been missing
since Saturday morning, nothing being heard
from him. His wife sru alio had about 8180 in
money when be left. He is about 35 years old,
and 5 feet 8 inches in height.
Officer William Bowers was arrested on
Fifth avenue about 3:30 yesterday morning by
Lieutenant Foster for drunkenness. He was
locked up in Central station and at the hearing
yesterday a Hebrew saloonkeeper named Brow
arolcy testified to Bowers having taken liquor
iu his bouse. Bowers was held, and will bare a
hearing before the Inspector this morning.
CARELESSNESS IS CHARGED.
The Allegheny Cliy Republican Committee
Will Meet This DIorntug and Hold nn In
TPtleniion. The Councilmanic election in Allegheny
to-morrow will likely be attended with as
many surprises as were the primaries. In
former years a Bepublican nomination in
one ward or a Democratic nomination in
another was considered equivalent to an
election. New political schemes have been
devised, however, and the "march of prog
ress" shows that "smoothbores" that will
mislead the voter will be printed so cleverly
that none but a shrewd politician will be
able to detect them.
They will, it is said, be used principally
in the Second, Thiid, Fourth and Sixth
wards. The muddle in the Second ward
has caused a great deal of excitement, and
some candidates propose to go into Court to
day and have attachments issued for the ar
rest of members of the board. Not that
they wilfully made a false return, but by
carelessness permitted some one else to do
so. A meeting of the City Committee will
be held at 8 o'clock this morning to con
sider the matter. Twelve men who saw the
votes counted will be present and make af
fidavit that the returns from the Ninth dis
trict was doctored. H. K. Tvler, who was
defeated for Poor Director, claims that a
lair count would have nominated him.
John T. Bogers, who was 30 votes short of
election, will also make a protest. The in
dications are that the meeting will be one of
the liveliest political, gatherings ever held
The first ward election to-morrow will be
unusually lively, as there are 14 candidates
for the four seats in Common Council.
Among them are Dr. Charles W. Neeb,
John P. Milby, John T. McAulley, W. J.
Patton and Albert Koenig. About 20 dif
ferent kinds of "smoothbores" have been
printed, and the ward will be flooded with
The Keform party is taking an active in
terest in the election.
Bepublican and Democratic primaries
were held in the Eleventh ward on Satur
day night. The former nominated John K.
Henricks for Select and William Franz
Bichard Millard for Common Council. The
Democrats indorsed Mr. Henricks, and
named I. B. Stayton and Samuel G. Beam
for Common Council.
CASHED THE LAST CHECK.
The Oldest Cashier oi the Southside Died
Mr. John B. Beech, cashier of the First
National Bank, on the Southside, suddenly
died at his home in Hnzelwood, of heart
disease, yesterday morning.
The gentleman was at the bank all day
Saturday as courteous and pleasant as ever.
He awoke yesterday morning, soon after 9
o'clock, complaining of feeling a sickness
around his heart. Within IS minutes from
that time he was dead.
Mr. Beech has been cashier of the First
National Bank since July, 1860, abont a
year and a half after the institution was
opened. He was a genial man and every,
body respected and liked him for li'is
courteous and obliging disposition. He
was a member of Orion Council, Boyal
Arcanum, of the Southside.
IN GREAT STYLE.
Eastern Electricians Go to Chicago In New
The semi-annual convention of the Elec
tric Light Association of the United States
will begin to meet in Chicago to-morrow.
Last evening a special limited train of four
new vestibuled cars passed through the
city, having on board 60 electricians from
At Pittsburg Dr. Otto A. Moses, Secre
tary Shane, of the East End Electric Light
Company, and Mr. E. G. Acheson got on.
The other Pittsburg representatives will
follow to-day and to-morrow. Dr. Moses
thinks that Westinjjhouse will win in the
suit against Edison, and it may lead 'to a
consolidation of the two companies. '
A LAKGE GANG IN MW I0RK.
Detective McSweency Snys Italian Shovers
Are Working; West.
Detective Byran lelt for Scranton last
night with Sinque, the Italian pusher of the
"queer." He will have a hearing before
the Commissioner at that place, because the
crime was committed there.
Detective McSweeney stated that there is
a large gang of Italian "shovers" in New
York who are branching out into the coun
try. They have gotten as far as Scranton,
and the detective says he will see that they
don't get into the State any farther.
Citizens' Candidate Schmidt Knocks the
Wind Out of n Canard.
To the Editor or The Dispatch:
An item appeared in your issue of Sun
day, embodying a set of resolutions offered
at what was termed a Eepublican meeting
of the Eleventh ward. The resolutions set
forth that the Citizens' candidate for Select
Conncil in the Eleventh ward had during
the war served in the Confederate army.
The cause of the Bing candidate lor Coun
cil (in whose interest the above
was inspired) must certainly be ap
proaching a desperate point, when
such small tactics are resorted to for the
purpose oi creating prejudice and diverting
the attention of tho voters from the real
issues in the contest. The charges are so
ridiculous and have been made in such a
spiteful manner, that I would not consider
it worth while to repudiate them, as far as
my personal reputation is concerned. How
ever, as the reflections were made for the
sole purpose of injuring the Citizens' ticket,
I desire to say most emphatically that the
charges are false and misleading.
At the outbreak of the war I happened to
be in the South, and was on my way North,
and bad reached Kentucky, where I was
obliged to remain owing to the cutting off of
all railroad communication. I was taken
to the barracks and pressed into service
against my will. I remained for about one
month, when an opportunity offered itself
and I escaped. Having been a resident of
this city for over 25 years, and having been
in business for over 20 years and having
represented the Ninth ward in Councils 16
years ago, it is rather strange that such a
calumnious charge should appear for the
first time at this late dny.
FURNITURE AND CARPETS.
Borser's, Liberty St.. Cor. Sixth Ave.
Buyers of furniture and carpets are most
cordially invited to inspect our new sprintr
designs and patterns, lor which we are now
daily taking orders for present and future
delivery. Henry Bergeh,
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This morning, for the greatest bargains in
fine large blankets you ever seen Brad
ley's blankets. Bead display ad, this
paper, then come. BOGGS& Buhl.
Choice patterns in English percales suit
able for bovs' waists just opened.
MWFSU " HlTGUS & HACKE.
Ask your grocer for it. Electric Paste
Stove Polish; saves dust, dirt, labor, women,
carpets and furniture.
Novelties in black goods, handsome
combination. Bobes our own importation.
MWFSU HUGUS & HACKE.
Scientific and electric massage applied by
I. Munk, 806 Penn avenue. mwf
Invalids call at 1102 Carson st. and be
cured free of charge.
THE FIRST GUN HEED.
Immense Mass Meeting in the Bijou
to Hear the Speakers, Under
THE AUSPICES OP GOOD TEMPLAES.
Belva A. Lockwood Says the Liquor Men
Should be Eeimbursed.
OBJECTION, AND THE 0THEE MEETINGS
The Good Templars of the State and of
Allegheny county sounded the cry to arm?
in their war of prohibition againstthe liquor
trade, in the Bijou Theater last night.
Every scat was taken, and hundreds stood
up, and noticeably, the men outnumbered
the women ten to one. A splendid choir
was present, and the stage and audience
held many faces well known in business
and temperance circles.
A most pleasant surprise was occasioned
when the meeting was partially through, by
the introduction of Belva Lockwood. The
audience was totally unprepared, and after
the first surprise, applauded and applauded
again when that handsome, famous woman
had her little say, and said it well.
Proceedings were opened up by A. H.
Leslie, Grand Worthy Chief Templar, of
Pennsylvania, and chairman o the meeting,
announcing the first hymn.
Mrs. Jones, of the W. C. T. TJ., made the
opening prayer in which she referred to the
coming struggle and asked that divine wis
dom and power be given 'in order that vic
tory might finally be won. She then
touched upon the grand audience present
and hoped that all would be touched by
the words of the speakers present and would
take away the words of wisdom and treas
ure them in order that they might be
strengthened in the right.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S IDEAS.
After a song by the chqir Miss Davis ad
vanced and gave a splendid recitation en
titled "Abraham Lincoln on Temperance."
The young lady was neatly dressed in black,
and her voice and gesture were admirably
adapted to the theme chosen. It dealt with the
revolution and victory. of 1776, and con
cluded with a vivid picture of a revolution
and victory, even greater than that when
liquor would finally be abolished, and its
consequent train of woe, degradation and
death ended forever.
Eev. Mr. Neale then advanced and made
a few remarks, in which he said that Penn
sylvania should set a proud example to all
other States, and say that what she had
done others could do. He strongly ad
vocated union of all societies and religions
in the fight, and illustrated his idea of
union by telling a humorous story of his
lour oxen that pulled all together on certain
occasions, and when they did pull nothing
could stop them.
He believed, then, that the starting for
the meeting was union vOf effort and of
thought, and if they all worked together
there was nothing could stand in the way.
He thought the redemption from the curse
of drink would come through the hands
and hearts of women, who know and should
know above all others what a curse it has
been in home and fireside, and when it is
finally eradicated, they will rejoice above
all others, since it is their words and ex
ample that has achieved the victory.
Amidst liberal and continued applause,
Belva A. Lockwood was introduced and
talked for a few minutes. She held her
glasses in her left hand, delivered her ideas
with perfect clearness and conciseness, and
altogether, she appeared as if she knew what
she was talking about. She said:
Gentlemen and ladies, brothers and sisters
and Good Templars: I have been a Good Tem
plar for almost 23 years, and I am glad to see
them coming to the front in this more to which
the eyes of the world are turned, I have been
asked if there is honor, is there strength, is
there stamina enough in the old Keystone
State to come to the .front at this critical point.
BELTA'S EXPERIENCE IN KANSAS.
There are croakers who say no, but we know
there is. I went through Kansas before prohi
bition and after prohibition, and I was amazed
at the marvelous change. I went in the jails
and there were no 'prisoners. The corner
lounger is gone, and you can walk through the
streets unmolested and umnsulted. Here one
can scarcely go alone to a public place or into a
hotel but what I find mj self confronted by a
drunken spectacle, but in Kansas it was not so.
I know from my own observation that three
fourths of the murderers in jail and nine-tenths
of all the criminals are put there by drink.
Then how is it with high license. I have
been through the high license states, and the
drunkenness is astonishing. High license does
not prohibit. When the poor fel!ow3 up in the
pineries come down with their lumber and sell
it or set their wages, they spend or blow in it
all. They didn't care for high license, and what
is it to them that the saloonkeepers pay more
for license, they simply charge a little more for
drinks or adulterate it a little more. Young
man, if you intend to go into business, don't
toncn it. i Deueve in moral suasion, but we
must have the strong arm of the law behind
us before we can hope to succeed with moral
suasion. Do you know that one-third of the
whisky and two-thirds of the beer in Pcnnsyl.
vania Is manufactured in Allegheny, yet we are
noing to win here. The saloonkeeper and
brewer have rights, too, and I say to you go to
them and say to them we will buy up your
plant and help you to go into a better business,
for you went into this under the very laws that
This 1 say to you people of Allegheny and of
the State of Pennsylvania. The people who
aro in that business went into it under your
laws, and have their rights. Tho northern and
and the second tier of northern counties are
practically prohibition, and if you people of Al
IeRheny county can pet money enough, and
brains enough, and speakers enough to carry
Allegheny county, and if you can carry Phila
delphia and if you can carry Harrisburg and
Wllliamsport, you have won the fight
THE MAN FKOM THE WEST.
Mr. L. F. Cole, of "Wisconsin, was intro
duced and spoke as follows:
It's a very comfortable thing to he alive now.
There has been no greater age, no grander
time in which to live than now. for there aro
events of vast importance to occur. We are to
make a history at this critical point. This
Iiroposition to destroy the saloon business is
lefore us, and I want to examine some of the
points in this institution we propose to abolish.
There are numerous objections. One has
been spoken of, compensation. I disagree with
the speaker who lias preceded me, for the
Supreme Court has said they are not entitled
to 1 penny of compensation. I believe it would
be an injustice upon the property holders to
tax them to compensate the liquor trade.
Others say that all business is so closely
allied that one cannot be destroyed without in
juring the rest, and they argue that the liquor
business, if it were suddenly withdrawn, would
affect general trade. He then told a story to
illustrate the falsity of this idea, and really had
to beg the audience not to applaud as time was
precious and he wished to say all lie could in
the short time remaining.
What a paltry consideration it is to say that
the killing ot the saloon business would depress
the bottle business. There mav be a temporary
depre-sion, but a turning of all this liquor
money into other trades will create a revival
that will be all the greater for its momentary
Others talk of personal liberty. Why should
the saloonmen ask alone fox personal liberty?
We also want liberty, butiwe will not be de
ceived by the specious pleas ot these people.
We acknowledge their right just so long as
they don't interfere with ours. A man has a
right to swing his arm around, but suppose his
fist should encounter our nose. Well, his
personal liberty in swinging his arm around
ends just where ours begins at the tin of our
One more point, and I close. We are told
that we cannot succeed. There is an appeal
made to our patriotism, to our courage, and I
believe there is enough conviction in the
bosom of the young man of to-day td enable
him to go lo the polls and vcte for his honest
THEY HAD THE DOCTJMESTS.
A letter was rtad from 'the Mayor of To
peka, Kan., which said most positively
that prohibition did prohibit, and that
thev were a happy and a prosperous people,
with no desire to return to an open liquor
trade. Then came the most pleasing song
of the evening, a double quartet from the
Arsenal Lodge of L O. G. T.
Dr. Bullen then advanced and id he
could answer the former speakers, and
could say Allegheny county would vofe
prohibition. He said, with all due re
spect to Belva Lockwood, there would be
no remuneration in this business.
Captain Barbour arose and created a
laugh by saying:
Well. I'm in queer company. An Irishman,
a Democrat, 12 years, 2 months, 5 days. 9J
hours between drinks, but here 1 am shaking
hands with Brother Leslie, a leading Democrat.
I gave the saloon all I had and got nothing
back but the asthma, the consumption and a
conglomeration of diseases, and the doctors
gave me only three weeks to live. I did live,
and live to near those same saloon keepers cry
peccavl. They did not want the Brooks law,
they did not want high license, but now they
cry "Anything, anything bnt prohibition."
Abraham Lincoln freed 4,000,000 slaves and said
"No compensation." We will free many more
and cry "No compensation."
The doxology was then sung, and after a
benediction by the Bev. Mr. Hughes the
immense audience quietly dispersed, greatly
pleased with the speakers and the evening
spent so profitably.
D0IHG UP THE DOCTORS.
A Good Tcmplnr Emissary From Wisconsin
Cites High Authorities) to Show They
Should Not Prescribe Whisky.
A large audience greeted the speakers at
the temperance gathering in the Moorhead
building in the alternoon. The speakers
were L. F. Cole, of Wisconsin; John Mar
tin, J. W. Moreland and A. M.Brown,- and
the trend of their talk was Constitutional
Mr. L. F. Cole is one of the ten speakers
sent from outside States into Pennsylvania
for work in the coming campaign. They
are sent here by the Good Templars, and all
expenses are paid by that organization.
He said the temperance workers should be
certain of their preliminary work, as their
foundation w.is simply perfect; the founda
tion of a tremendous conviction that they
were right. They were called radical, but
right was always radical, since there could
be nothing half-way in right.
As there were honest doubU as to the ac
curacy of total abstinence, the speaker be
lieved there were many thousands who were
honestly opposed to it, but if they could
demonstrate there was no legitimate use for
alcohol as a beverage, then they could have
no difficulty in carrying their point. Fif
teen years ago temperance was operated
merely on a sentimental basis, but scientific
men then took hold, with results simply
amazing, and disastrous to the "sober
drunkard," or moderate drinker.
Dr. B. W. Eichardson, the highest En
glish medical authority,.says there is no
legitimate use under the sun for one solita
ry drop of alcohol as a beverage by a healthy
person. He never prescribes whisky or
brandy for a sick person, but, if necessary,
alcohol diluted. Physicians who do pre
scribe it do so merely for the alcohol in it,
and no one knows what other poisons the
poor patients get in order to absorb the al
cohol they should have in a pure state.
Dr. Noah S. Davis, the man who has re
ceived the highest medical honors in the
United States, was quoted as saying he had
never for 25 years prescribed one drop of
whisky or brandy for his patients, but when
necessary pure alcohol.
The speaker then rather scored St. Panl,
the greatly quoted Biblical writer who
wrote the prescription thousands of vears
ago, "Take a little wine for thy stomach's
sake." He said ' old gentleman wrote
that long before Muiicine was known as a
science, and therefore he knew not what a
sin he was committing. If the Saint had
said castor oil, the speaker doubted if the
people would break their necks in trying to
save their stomachs. Continuing, the
The lager beer business is the most gigantic
commercial fraud in the world. It costs them
just SI to make a barrel of beer, and some ex
perts have put it down as low as 80 cents.
Why do you supposs the poor beer drinkers
nay for it over the counter at 5 cents a glass.
More than one saloonkeeper has told me they
could make as high as S25 out of that single
barrel of beer that originally cost 81, in addi
tion to a Government stamp for-Sl.
Do yon appreciate, then, the foe we are to
fight; millionaires who are willing, if need be,
to" put 5100,000 each into this campaign?
TO ELEVATE THE SAL00NIST.
Doctor Cowl, of Allegheny, Would Vote Mm
Out of tho Business.
In the First M. P. Church, Allegheny,
last evening, Bev. W. B. Cowl preached
on "Love for the Saloon-keeper Requires a
Vote Against His Traffic." The reverend
gentleman took for his text Apostles
After referring to the abolition of the
slave traffic in the South and the consequent
improvement in every way in that section,
the reverend gentleman said:
Ihe man who would raise his voice in the
ante-bellum days against slavery would be
looked upon as an assassin by the men whose
capital was locked up in slaves. They felt and
said that this fanaticism of freeing the slaves
would be their ruin. The liquor men now
raise the same cry- They say: "We have all
our possessions locked up in this business.
Everything we own from the result of patient
toil of years of labor will be swept away if the
Constitutional amendment is adopted. If you
pass your fanatical prohibition law, you turn
us out of an honest business, and as we know
no other craft, we are without means of mak
ing a living."
There is no class of men in this State who
will be benefited by the Constitutional amend
ment as those engaged in the manufacture and
sale of intoxicating liquors. This vile, de
basing traffic is no more needful to their
happiness than was the slave traffic to the
Southern States. I think there is nobody that
suffers the deterioration of life as the keepers
Thero arc a great many people in the busi
ness who do not drink themselves. Quite a
number of them are total abstainers, and
would not nut a drop of lirmorin their mouths.
The influence of this example is against the
excesses of thousands who are its victims. The
men are willing to sell the subtle poisoato
others, but personally they shun it themselves
as they would a crawling leper or the sting of
These men may be good to their families.
They probably contribute to the churches and
asylums, but their moral sense is blunted.
Their characters are rotten and they live lives
ot deterioration. These men are so vile and
selfish at heart that they will surely be damned
unless the law is passed giving them a chance
to see their own character. A suspension of
their business would be a godsend to these
men. They would then have a chance to see
the longitude and latitude of their spint char
acters before going before their maker.
Tho men engaged in this calling turn
their backs on God. The traffic has
undermined their manhood and they are
lost to all sense of shame and honor. The man
who Totes to destroy this traffic is giving there
men a chance for redemption and salvation.
They will pluck the brands from the burning
before they are consumed. I intend to vote
for the amendment and lift the saloon keepers
up to where they should be. No man can en
gage in it without the opinion that he is ostra
cised by the best people of the community who
he would want to respect him.
A PLEA FOE PKOniBITIOX.
A Lawrencevllle Pastor Lays Down tbe Law
for His Coneresntlon.
Bev. J. D. Sands, of the Forty-fourth
Street V. P. Church, delivered an address
last evening on the subject of "The Chris
tian's Duty "With Beference to the Prohib
itory Amendment." A synopsis of his re
marks is appended:
Ho said that if all the members and adher
ents of the churches in this State .ould vote in
favor of the amendment, it would be adopted
by a large majority. Christians held opposing
views on the matter. He explained that any
Christian who failed to sopportthe amendment
was placed undcrtheban of the Bible warnings.
Pastor Sands then took up tho excuses lor
not voting for the amendment. One reason
given was the arbitrary taking away rights
which belonged to citizens. They hold the
btate should not interfere with ths privileges.
The State has never recognized the manu
facture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a
right that anyone possessed. The one fact of
license proved this. No other business pays a
license. Thev pay a tax. but not a license.
The State, under certain restrictions, sells the
right to sell liquor.
It is claimed prohibtiion does not prohibit. It
has a tendency to abolish the use of alcoholic
beverages. Neither high nor low licenses have
succeeded in stopping the use of liquor as a
beverage. It will prove easier under the
amended laws to detect illegal liquor selling
than under either high or low license, as the
sale will bo more noticeable. Prohibition has
not proved a failure whero it has been tried.
This can be cleirly proven. Law against theft
does not altogether check the crime, yet we
would not think of licens.ng thieves
The strongest plea which will bo made by the
liquor dealers is that It is unjust to confiscate
property without paying the men a sufficient
sum tor their loss. They will ask the taxpayer
to pay this amount. They went into tbe busi
ness at a risk, and now that they will lose
money they should not complain.
Tho plea that capital will be useless and
many men will be thrown out of employment,
was answered by arguments in which it was
claimed that the capital and labor will be only
diverted into other and better channels.
WITH PEAYEES AND TOTES.
Tier. Ncvln Woodsldo Implores Ills People
to Banish Intemperance.
"The Evils of Intemperance" were very
vigoronsly disenssed in the FirstBeformed
Presbyterian Church yesterday after
noon by Kev. Nevin Woodside,
the pastor. "Ye gave the Naza
rites wine to drink," was his text, and he
pitched right into all those who either posi
tively or passively led their neighbors, their
fellowmen, into the sin of drinking intoxi
cants. Among his characteristic utterances
The members of this, our church, are pledged
against intoxication. Let thembewarelest they
violate that vow, or tempt others to do so. The
meanest of all men is the one who will try to
get a temperance man to drink whisky. Surely
that man is the most despicable of all crea
Let me speak to you lreely of the evil of In
temperance as found in the church of God. It
is in the church, but not with the sanction of
tbe church. Ministers are subjects of it, and
many of their flock, though their divine leader
warns them against it. Intoxication blunts the
conscience and renders its subjects unfit for
communion with or praver to theXord. Then
it takes away the support of the cburcb. Men
will spend their time at the taverns in Diamond
alley; spend thousands of dollars there; but re
fuse to spend even a tithe for tbe support of
tbe gospel of God.
God cares nothing for the tears, penitence or
prayers of the drunkard: tbe man who is not
sober had better beware of familiarity in the
approach of -his divine Creator, for bo insults
the Lord of heaven and earth. The drunkard
who dies drnnk is eternally lost and con
demned, beyond a doubt. But If there be one
member of this church who evertets drunk, I
call upon bim to return to his God, and forever
repent and reform, while God may receive bim.
The evils of intemperance appear in the
State as well as in the church. Our taxes are
twice what they ought to be. What is the
cause of it? Largely drunkenness. You will
find more drunkenness in Pittsburg, perhaps,
than in any other city of its size in the United
States. We want to stop it. Are we to sit still
and permit this condition of things to go on 7
Ob, no! We must arise and protest: we must
take this evil in hand and put it down just as
soon as we can. We ask you, one and all, to
stamp out this evil, by your prayers not only,
but by your votes.
BAKXETT ON THE AMENDMENT.
He Preaches nn Interesting Sermon In the
Union Park Chapel.
Bev. J. H. Barnett, pastor of the Union
Park Chapel, Allegheny, preached an in
teresting sermon last night on the subject
"Destroying Men versus Holding on to
Demons and Swine; or, the Prohibition
Issne in This State." His text was from
Markv, 15 to 17, which tells of how Christ
cast out a legion of devils. The preacher
spoke of the deplorable condition of affairs
in this country, on account of the liquor
traffic, and continned:
Some persons argue that if the saloons are
closed taxation Tvill be increased, but a great
deal can be said on tbe subject. The pagan
Emperor of China is quoted as saying: "It is
true 1 cannot prevent the introduction of tbe
flowing poison. Gatnseeking and corrupt men
will for profit and sensuality defeat my wishes,
but nothing will induce me to derive a revenue
from the vice and misery of my people." The
Queen of Madagascar said: "I cannot consent,
as yuur Queen, to take revenue from that
which destroys souls and bodies of my sub
jects." No moral man will engage in the
Last year 1,356 people died of .delirium
tremens in Great Britain and 25 died of hydro
phobia. On account of tbe deaths from the
fatter cause thousands of dogs were killed, and
all that were kept alive bad to be muzzled.
The rumsellers were not imprisoned, however,
but were authorized by law to continue their
deadly work. Close all the grog shops in tbe
United States and there villi be no need of
almshouses. Why not issne licenses for mur
der and burglary?
Some saloon keepers and manufacturers say
tbat if the Constitutional amendment is
adopted they should be reimbursed for the loss
tbey will sustain. I take this stand on the sub
ject: If this is done, tbe families who have
lost their homes and fortunes by the honor
traffic should be reimbursed. Let every orphan
put in a claim for the restoration of the father
who lies in a drunkard's grave. Let the
mother, with her bleeding heart, sue for the
restoration of her darling boy who was mur
dered by rum.
THE OLD AND NEW CRUSADE.
An Old Crusader Speaks on tho Constitu
Mrs. M. J. 'Youngson delivered a short
address at the Sons of Temperance meeting
at their hall, 68 Ohio street, Allegheny.
Her subject was "The Old and the New, 6r
the New Crusade." The speaker was one
of the leaders in the woman's crusade some
years ago, but she believes the present cru
sade will be productive of more good. She
said the women should have aright to vote,
and every saloon in the State would be
The speaker told of a Sonthside puddler
who, upon drawing his two weeks pay,
settled his liquor bill and had only 52 left
with which to buy bread for his family dur
ing the next two weeks.
At the close of her address Broadax Smith
made one of his characteristic addresses.
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