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P.f, A BREWER'S AGENT GETS AKGRY,
-i And Tells of Haifa Million of Improvements
T Knocked in the Head.
EYERITHIKG SORT OP HANGING FIRE
A new phase of the special election to be
held in June was developed yesterday in
the County Commissioners' office.
The question of how much the election
would cost, and who would bear the expense
was brought up. After much discussion
among the clerks of the office the sentiment
was that the election would cost over 15,000,
and the count1 would have to stand the ex
pense. A great many people in this city have
thought that the State would pay the ex
pense of the election. This is incorrect.
"Unless some special legislation is enacted
between now and the time for holding the
election, the only thing the State will pay
for will be the printing and furnishing the
tickets. Each county will have to bear its
own share of the expense of the election, and
in proportion to the number of polling
places in each county, so great will be the
cost The expenses of each polling precinct
will be about 535.
AXLEGHENX county must rAV.
Commissioner He Williams yesterday alter
noon, in regard to the election; To the
question of who would bear the expense Mr.
Mc Williams said:
. "Of course the county will have to pay
for nearlr everything, and the cost will be
considerable. The expenses of each polling J
precinct are divided as follows: One Judge
of Election, who is paid S3 per day, two in
spectors at $5 each, two clerks the same,
rent of place used for holding the election
from 52 50 to $10. This must be paid when
the polling place is not in a schoolhouse,
putting in a new window, steps, etc, about
$3.- Stationery 3bont $2 50. The latter in
cludes return sheets, copy of election laws,
reports, pens, etc All this expense is in
addition to the Constable's fees of S2 50 for
opening and closing the polls.
"It is a question whether we will have to
provide new ballot boxes or not for the
election. The law says that a ballot box
cannot be used for another election until a
year, following the last election. The ballot
boxes we are using now are divided into
compartments, and if we can use them with
out disturbing the ballots of the last elec
tion, I do not think it will be necessary to
provide new ones. If we cannot do this we
will have to order new boxes at a cost of
several dollars each.
"There are 367 polling places in the
county, and it it is necessary to get new
boxes, they will cost over 500. As there
are 367 polling places, and the cost of each
one about 35, the expense will be nearly
JTJST A BOUND 15,000.
The incidentals, including the printing ot
the Sheriff's proclamation, etc, will foot up
about 2,000 more.
"I do not know what provision will be
made to pay the expense ot the election.
We have not received any appropriation to
cover it, and it is not at all likely that the
State will offer much assistance. The ex
penses of the election in Pittsburg and Al
legheny may be borne by the cities them
selves, but this is not likely."
John J. O'Reilly, dealer in brewer's sup- I
plies, was interviewed yesierusy. jar.
O'Reilly comes into personal contact with
every brewer in the city almost every week,
and when asked what the latter were doing
about the election, said:
"The brewers ot Pittsburg and Allegheny
have hardly done anything yet, but you can
.rest assured that they will not let barley
gw under their feet. I have noticed that
there is one thing that has not been brought
out yet in the talk going on. I refer to the
vastimprovements which were in contem
plation by the brewers of the two cities, but
which will be knocked in the head it the
prohibitory law passes. The brewers feel
that there is not a shadow of a donbt that
the amendment will be defeated, but in case
it does pass, it will be a hard blow to the
industries of Pittsburg.
KNOCKED IN THE HEAD.
". 'The improvements that were con
templated by. the hrewers would aggregate
about 500,000. I am not making an idle
bluff) but can give facts that will be borne
out, if people take the trouble to investigate
them. I know of the following arrange
ments that had been almost made before
this discussion first came up. "When the
legislature passed the bill submitting the
matter to the people, the arrangements and
orders were cancelled.
"Frauenheim & Vilsack were going to
remodel their ice house and build it almost
entirely of iron. The order for the work
was to be given to a Pittsburg com
pany, and the iron was to be made in
this citv. The contract price of the work
-was a little less than 25,000. They also con
templated building a malt house and eleva-.
tor next to their brewery.
"Wainwrights were going to build a new
elevator for the storage of malt. Spencer
was working on the plans for new brick
stables, ice machine, etc Staub & Co.
were going to put in a new ice machine, and
increase their storage capacity for beer.
The Keystone Brewing Company talked of
building a new malt house and enlarging
their capacity. Winter Brothers were also
going to build additional storing capacity.
"Eberhart & Ober had the plans
for fine offices, residence for their' foreman,
and a bottling bouse across from-their brew
ery. Iintz& Son were going to-enlarge
BUT THEY GAVE IT UP.
Hippely & Hopp had in contemplation
making an addition to their storehouse, and
were going to put in a Newill machine.
Banerlein Brothers & Co. were going to in-,
crease the capacity ot their malthouse and
storeroom. A. Schaefier was also going to
increase his storing capacity. These art the
only ones I know of. The brewers are all the
time dding improvements, but this year
they were going to make an extra spurt.
"'There "is a syndicate that stands ready
to-day to buy all the breweries in the coun
ty, and have made an offer of 7,000,000.
This also includes the outside interests.
They would make an agreement that no
foreign beer be shipped here. I have figured
it np that the breweries employ about 2,000
men. The hoop iron mills here are de
pendent on the brewers and coopers for the
gale of their iron. Nearly all the hoop iron
- turned ontof Painter & Sons and Lindsay
& McCutcheon's mills is used on .Pittsburg
' beer barrels and kegs."
Mrs. Prances L. "Swift went to Phila
delphia last evening to attend a meeting of
the State Prohibition Committee. The ob-
. ject of the meeting is to select an executive
'committee. Mrs. Swift is confident of .suc
A VERITABLE TDM YUM.
A Little Jnpanese Lndy Bronght-From Far
Off Japan Queer Custom of the Conn
try Told by a Plttsbnrser.
Some very unique and interesting points
from the far-off land ot the Mikado are.
eiven- by a gentleman of this city, who
brought with him from Japan a real, live,
cunning little Japanese lady. .She is here
to learn something of the language and ways
of a people that are, very queer to 'her.
Mr. B. L. Davis, of Fifth avenue, re
turned Wednesday from -Japan,- where ho
has been since last August.
The gentleman has very much enjoyed Jiis
trip, and he can tell about many interesting
things he has seen in that sunny land.
He brought with him his daughter, Miss
Annie K. Davis, who has been a teacher at
one of the principal schools in Tokio, and
aleo a Japanese lady, the wife of Captain
If. Serata, the commander of the Japanese
Navy. The lady will probably stay here
for several years.
Her husband has lately been sent o
China as an attache of the Japanese lega
tion, and while he will remain at that post,
his wile will be among Fittsburgers.
While speaking about what he had seen
in Japan, Mr. Davis said yesterday:
"There is so much to be seen there that is
strange to us that I hardly know how to be
gin telling about it. Anyhow, there has
been so.mnch written about Japan that T do
not think it will matter much if I miss
something. The people of course have
utterly different customs to ours, and " it
seemed very funny to me, when I was as
signed to my room in a hotel in Tnkio, and
found it to be perfectly empty. Chairs and
tables, you must know, are not used there.
'The people sit on the floor and they eat from
"Other extraordinary things I noticed out
there, and which struck me as very odd, in
deed, were the railroads, the telecraphs, the
telephones, and the electric lighting. You
think it very carious, that a peopk of
such, peculiar contrast to other civilized
nations, should have fill the inventions of
modern times. And I must say they man
ipulate things on abetter system there.than
we do here All the time I was in Japan, I
never beard of a single railroad accident.
Why? because trains do not travel faster
than 20 miles an hour, pedestrians are not
allowed to walk along, or across the tracks,
in fact human life is considered of greater
value there than it is with us.
"The people themselves are very sociable
and hospitable. They try to do everything
they can to make you feel comfortable, of
course all done in their own unique mannSr,
but none the less appreciable.
"Americans are the most favored of all
foreigners in Japan. In fact it is a first
class recommendation for a person to be an
American. The country is astonishingly
progressive in civilization. The people are
all apt, and anxious to learn the English
language and English manners. A good
many of our customs are adopted.
"English schools are growing all over the
country like mushrooms, and all are rapidly
filling with pupils. Mv daughter is here on
a vacation, and she will return to Tokio in
about one year."
baIsing THE STREETS.
Allegheny Council- Want to Know How
Olnch the Pennsylvania Company Will
Contribute to the Cost.
A joint meeting of the Allegheny Com
mittees on Streets and Sewers, Pnblic Works
and Railroads, was held in Select Council
chamber last night for the purpose of re
ceiving the report of the City Engineer and
the sub-committee on estimates to change
the grade of streets so as to allow them to go
over the Fort Wayne Bailroad tracks. The
new plans were exhibited, and the following
are the estimates:
Federal street crossing, 3,014 50; San
dusky street, 4,609; Anderson street, 4,852;
corner Martin and Craig streets, 187; Cole
man street, 17,165; opening and widening
Coleman street, 15,800. Total, 45,627 50;
contingencies, 10 percent, 4,562 75; grand
total, 50,190 25. This does not include esti
mates for claims for damages that might
Mr. Woelfel moved that the report be re
ceived and the committee discharged. He
said the matter is all embodied in a bill be
fore the. Legislature, and they could do
nothing until that measure was disposed of;
Mr. Cochrane did not want the matter cut
off so short.
The report of the ' sub-committee showed
the cost of regrading, repaving, etc, of the
streets, alleys and the building of retaining
walls and bridges on the Ft. Wayne and
West Penn , tracks at Federal, Sandusky
and Anderson streets. It was as follows:
Cost for filling on streets and parks, 166,
462 40; paving xartwav, 38,000 70; repay
ing sidewalks, 13,098 60; vaults to be
raised and retaining walls built, 13,500;
retaining walls along railroads, 98,800;
three bridges over railroads, 30,000; cost of
Taising (buildings. 513,200; filling street
blocks to crade,24D,O00. Other incidentals'
brought the total cost up to 1,151,667 10.
James McCrea, General Manager of the
Pennsylvania Company, said the bill before
the Legislature would have no, effect on the
question at issue. It provided that hereaf
ter no railroad should be constructed to
cross a street at grade in cities of the -first
and second classes, and when it was desired
to change the grade at a crossing the ex
pense was to be borne by the city , and the
railroad equally. In the present case he
could not say what amount- the railroad
company would contribute toward defray
ing theexpense. It was decided to do noth
ing until the railroad, company considers
the matter and decides what to do.
HE DIED FOE I07E.
A Young Man Shoots Himself Became he
Conld Not Live With His Girl.
A young man committed suicide early
yesterday morning in Miller's brick yard in
Allegheny by shooting himself through the
heart. The body was discovered about two
hours after the shot was fired, and was re
moved to Herman & Ebbert's undertaking
establishment on Ohio" street
There were several letters on the man's
person, but none of them contained his
name. One of the letters" was from a girl
named Christiana Loebr, who said her
parents wonld not .allow the man to visit
her. This evidently caused him to end his
existence. His name was not known until
last night, when .William Loehr called Vt
the undertakers' office and identified him as
Adam Arnold, a young man who was em
ployed at Miller's brickyard.
He said that his parents had not forbidden
Arnold to call oh his sister, but that they
had refused to allow him to board there,
claiming that they did not have enough of
room in the house to accommodate him.
Arnold committed suicide in a very de
liberate manner. He unloosened his shirts,
and placed the muzzle of the revolver
against his left breast, and fired. Death
must have resnlted instantaneously. He has
no relatives in this vicinity, and boarded at
the house of Mrs. Bouse onh'e Hew Bright
on Boad. Miss Lo"ehr lives on California
avenue in the Eleventh ward. The Coro
ner will hold an inquest this morning.
A HIDE-BOUND PRISONER.
Frank Comerford Arrested' Yesterday for
Stealing Cow Skins.
Yesterday afternoon a yonng man named
Frank Comerford was arrested on suspicion
of robbing a freight car on the Pittsburg
and Western Hailroad.on Wednesday night,
of a number of hides.
Comerford had the goods, and disposed of
them toa man.named Brinker. He said he
bought them from a man who had' them in
a. skiffon the river. .
A Hot Bed of Policy Writers.
Tobe Decker and John Kerns were ar
rested last night by Detectives Conlson and
McKelvyn a charge of policy writing.
When found in Allegheny fully 20 men
were in the, room.
GROUND BY THE GRIP.
little Two-Year-Oia Nellie McGibbon
' Killed Instantly
ON THE FIFTH AVENUE CABLE ROAD
She Suddenly Ban Bight in Front of a Car
Goinr Down Grade.
THE GEIPMAS'S ST0EI OF THE-AFFAIR
The first fatal accident happened on the
Fifth Avenue Traction line yesterday after
noon at 4:40 o'clock. Ellen McGibbon, a
little daughter of Mr. John McGibbon, 2
years and 5 months old, started to run across
the road on Fifth avenue,' near Jumonville
street, and was struck by car No. 14, going
toward East Liberty, and crushed under the
wheels, only giving one gasp before dying.
The iittle child was a daughter of Mr.
John McGibbon, a wo:ker at Mborhead &
McLftne's Soho mills, who lives in the rear
of 481 Forbes street, on 'Ann street,-with a
family of four children littleLizzie,T years
of age; Ellen, or Kellie, as she was com
monly called, 2 years and 5 months old; lit
tle Walter, 3 years old, and a babe in its
mother's arms, the mother having been con
fined to her bed for about 13 mouths, and is
THE LITTLE ONES STAET FOE A -WALK.
Yesterday Lizzie came home from school,
and told the other children she would take
them walking. Tyine on their bonnets the
trio started down Fifth avenue on the south
side of the street, all holding hands, and
chatting along in childish glee at a walk
with sister. What followed is better told
in the words of Miss Lizzie Hoffman, a girl
in the employ of Mrs. Minnie Schliter,
Fifth avenue, near Jumonville street.
When seen by a Dispatch reporter last
night, she said: '
"About 4:40 o'clock I was standing at
the window, watching the traction cars pass.
Across the'street I noticed three little chil
dren coming down the street, all 'hold of
hands.' When about opposite LingenTel
scr's new honse the. largest girl crossed the
street, and was waiting for the others to
come. The other two stood at the curb.
Suddenly one. ran to cross the street. Just
then I saw a 'car coming, headed toward the
"The gripman pulled his levers, but could
not stop the car quick enough, and it struck
the little girl, and I saw the car heave upas
she went under the wheels. The child was
on the side next to the track the car was
running on, and was so little she probably
did not see the oncoming car as she toddled
to the middle of the track."
A rHTSICIAK USELESS.
When the accident occurred, Dr. J. P.
Orr happened to be coming up the "street
and picked up the child aiterthe car .had
been backed off, but the little thing only
gasped once before expiring. A workman
just then rushed out from a house near by
and threw a bag over the child, shutting the
little bruised and bleeding body from sight.
When little Lizzie saw what happened,
she rushed toward home, and to a neighbor's
house, this side, crying "Oh, Mrs. Heffrin,
Kellie is under the traction car, with both
legs broken, and the bones sticking out."
Mr. Heffrin then ran to the scene, and
took the child from Dr. Orr's arms and
brought it home. Shortly after The Dis
patch reporter reached the house, Coroner
McDowell also arrived, and together the lit
tle mangled form was viewed.
The child had golden hair, and blue eyes
that were partly open, no look of pain being
on the face, which looked as if death had
been nearly instantaneous. The child s
limbs and body were all black and blue and
crushed, and three fingers were cut off one
The mother has been sick for weeks, and
is just recovering. The father was too heart
broken to say much, and as the reporter left
little Walter was leaning" against the side
of the wall crying for Nellie.;
A SISTEB'S STOBT.
Lizzie said to a neighbor last night that
she thought that her sister caught her toe in
the slot as she went to cross, but it was all
done so quickly that she is not certain.
The gripman was learned to be Mr. John
Packard, and the conductor Mr; James Mc
Mabey. The gripman ran the car through
to East Liberty, and on his return to Oak
land gave himself up to Special Officer
James McLaughlin, and was lodged in the
Fourteenth ward police station, awaiting
the action of the Coroper.
Gripman Packard was released from jail
abont 930 o'clock by Coroner McDowell.
Chief Engineer Davis ot the company went
his bail, and put up a bond of $2,000 for
Packard's appearance at the Coroner's hear
ing to-morrow morning. ,
HE TELLS HIS SIDE.
While on the way from the Fourteenth
ward station house to the Central station in
charge of Lieutenant William ,Dancan,
Packard was interviewed by a Dispatch
reporter. He looked and felt very badly
over the accident, and said to the reporter:
"The father of the little girl cannot feel
any worse than I do over the sad affair.
The accident was a thing thai could not be
avoided, although I tried my best to do so.
"I was coming down the Soho hill just
east of Gist street, and when nearing the
corner of Jumonville street I' noticed, the
little girl kind of standing in the gutter.
She seemed to be motionless, and I did not
think anything of her standing there.
When the cowcatcher of my car got almost
opposite her, she ran ont onto the track
within five or six feet of the car. As is my
custom, I had one hand on the grip lever
and the other on the wheel brake! As soon
as she ran out I threw back the grip and
jammed down the brake lever, throwing my
whole weight on it The wheels locked
tight, but the momentum .of the car was so
great that it could not be stopped, and slid
along the track. It was on a down grade
and there is no power on earth that could
have stopped the car under the circum
stances. "The cowcatcher of the car hit her, and
TUBNED HEB ABOUND.
The front wheels of the car ran onto her
body, and as they stopped there, tou can
imagine how quickly the car was stopped..
ji tuecniio naa not run out on the track
when she did, the car would not have struck
her. If she had been standing on the track
any reasonable length of time; I am 'sure I
would have seen her and could have "warned
her or would have stopped the car."
Mr. Packard is 36 years of age, and has
been running a grip car for a number" of
years. He ran on the Philadelphia lines,
and came to this city when the Fifth
avenue road opened. He was one of those
the company brought here to teach the new
ANQTHER CENTRAL OFFICE.
Telephone Rates for Lnwrencevllle to be
Fixed at S84 Per xnri
The Telephone Company Will locate a
central office at the corner of Butler and
Thirty-ninth streets to accommodate the
people or Lawrenceville and Millvale. The
branch.office will lessen the necessity for the
use of so much wire to reach the telephones,
and will have a tendency to cheapen rates
in that part of the city.
Superintendent Metzgar states that the
price of a telephone in .Lawrenceville will
be rednced to 584 per year hereafter.
Allegheny City NeecU Nsarl j 8286,000 for
the Comlpt: Ycnr.
The Finance Committee of the Allegheny
Board of School Controllers .met last night
and fixed the millage for the'ensuing year.
It will be 3 3-10 mills this year and-will
amount to $177,000.
This money will be appropriated as fol
lows:. Board-)f Control, $2,714; teachers'
salaries, $105,000; High School, $3,000:
public library, $2,678; to make Bp a. third of
the present deficit, S4,00; total, $177:386.
THE.OHIQ FIEE JEATER. ,
Governor Foraker Compliment Harrison,
Pnu In a Good Word for Foster .and
Gives Old Tbnrraan ti Blast.'
Governor Foraker.of Ohio, was oneof the
crowd that went to Washington last even
ing over the Baltimore and Ohio road. The.
Governor was accompanied by a number of
Ohio colonels.- In natural repose he doesn't
look like the untamed fire eater that he
really is. 'He is pleasant enough, willing
to talk, but unfortunately there is not much
in the field of politics outside of the Cabinet
that he could talk about.
"I want to be remembered," he said, "to
the boys in the Americas .Club. X have a
very kind regard for them, and will never
forget what they did for me. I expect to see
a number of them at the inauguration.
"J. think Mr. Harrison will make an ex
cellent President. He knows how to keep
his mouth shot, and is singularly happy
when, he opens it. I regard his speeches
made daring the campaign as fine speci
mens of English' "composition and well
worth study. He is certainly an able man,
and he displayed a remarkable facility in
discussing the most intricate political sub
jects with ease. It shows that the new
President is well posted., and has a mind of
"I don't know who will be in the cabinet.
I hardly think McKinley would "leave
the House to become a 'Cabinet officer
though he wonld. fill any position well.
Mr. Foster is mentioned as the Ohio repre
sentative, and I can say for him that a tet
ter man conld not he chosen. I am sure
the coming administration will give the na
tion a better standing with foreigners.
Something'will be done olso,te build up the
merchant marine. I don't believe Mr. Har
rison favors the annexation of Canada. We
don't want that country.. We caaget
along better without her." "
The Governor also paid his respects to the
Old Boman. He said he was dragged
around the country for hippodroming pur
poses, and on account of his great age and
feebleness the people pitied him, and the
truth could not be told about him, When
the name of Horizontal Bill Morrison was
mentioned, the Governor remarked that he
was glad to hearjbaf he was still living.
He supposed Morrison had died long ago,
from the effects' of the drubbing old Jehu
Baker gave him. "I tell you the old man
was no fool," he concluded.
A number of prominent Ohio politicians
from Ashtabula went to Washington last
night. They spoke highly of Foraker, and
predicted a great future for him. In 'the
Sarty were Colonel W. C. Haskell, Dwight
rowell, D. Sonls,.C.W. Jaques and others.
IMPORTANT ACTION OF A. 0..U. W.
Tbey Ask Tliat No Adverse Legislation be
Passed Resolutions Adopted Liquor
Men Not Barred Ont.
At the afternoon session of the A. O. TJ.
W. the time was taken np in hearing the
reports of committees to whom had been re
ferred the annual report of the Grand
Master to consider. The report of the first
committee was concerning the institution of
The recommendation of Committee No. 3
to purchase their present quarters was voted
down, and it was advised to simply renew
the lease of the offices and make some im
provements. The following resolution -was then
The fact that at every session ot the State
Legislature attempts are made to enact laws,
which tend to hamper and retard, and Indeed
possibly abolish nqt only the A O.TJ. W.,but
many other excellent and beneficent societies,
requires the officers ot .our Grand Lodge to be
constantly on the alert for such adverse legis
lation, we deem it proper that the Grand
Master Workman should be empowered and
authorized to take steps that may be for the
best interests of oar order; and to call to his
assistance sucn am as ne may aeem necessary,
and to co-operate with similar societies in the
prevention, if possible, of all legislation inimi
cable to our order.
The Committee on Supreme Representa
tives reported the following, which' Vas
In regard to the recommendation of the
Supreme Lodge concerning persons engaged
in, the manufacture or sale ot liquors, your
committee are of the opinion that the expul
sion of a member of this order on account of
his business is in conflict with both law and
practice, and that onr law amply provides for
the punishment of habitual drunkards. We
recommend, therefore, the affirmation of the
action of the Grand Lodge taken at the last
The significance of the action referred to
is to the effect, that the fact that an appli
cant for membership in the order is engaged
in the liquor business is not sufficient to
justify his rejection.
The session will be continued to-day.
A SINGULAR CASE.
Real Estate Agents Cannot Pat a To Let
SI en on a Honse.
A firm of real estate agents doing business-
in Allegheny got themselves into
trouble yesterday, and their case may give
a pointer to others in the' same business who
Some time ago. Mrs. Bayne rented a
house from Ewing & Byers, on Federal
street. She paid the first month's rent in
advance, and signed a lease for the house.
After that the agsnts wanted her to
pay in advance' every month, but
she refused, and cave them the
rent when it was due. She did not allow
the rent to fall behind, but the firm were not
content witti this way of doing business.
Several days ago theyput a "To Let" sign
on the house and Mrs. Bayne sued them tor
The case was tried before Alderman
McKulty' last evening, and he rendered a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The costs
in the case 'amounts to over $18 and defend
ants cannot appeal from the decision; If
they do not pay the costs to-day the Con
stable will levy on their furniture.
THE COLORED SCHOOL
An Entertainment to Be Given by Young
Pielcannies May 1. ,
Father McDermott, of the Holy Ghost
College, who has charge of the colored mis
sion school in this city, has re-opened his
evening school on Fulton street. Although
attended mostly by colored children there
are quite a number of white young men who
go every evening to receive instruction in
some branch. ,
Father McDermott is making arrange
ments for an entertainment to be given by
the colored children in 9 hall in this city
about May 1.
ALLEGHENY CITi'S POOR,
The Monthly Meeting ot the Finance Com
mlttce of the Home.
The Finance Committee of the Allegheny
Poor Board met last night. The report of
Clerk Hunter showed that, during' the
month of February, $595 58 was spent in
outdoor relief. The "receipts of the office
were $170 87. Thirteen inmates were- ad
mitted since last month. There are now
269 inmates in the- home. There are 104
patients in the insane department and 14 in
Need Not be Paid For
AND CANNOT BE COLLECTED TOR.
Attorney Tost is authority for the. state
ment that dealers who have been enticed
into handling .oleomargarine contrary to
law are under no legal obligations-to pay
for the goods. He quoted the following
section of the law of 1885: "Section 2
Every sale of such article or substance,
which is prohibited by the first section of
this act is hereby declared to be-unlawful
and void, and no action shall be maintained
in any ofthe courts' of this State to recover
upon any.contract'for the sale of any such
article or substance.'!
A BIG STRIKE IS OFF.
The Trouble ' at the Republic Iron.
Works Settled by a Close Yote.
A, DISCHARGED MAK DISSATISFIED
The Highest Power in the Amalgamated
Association is Upset
THE SITUATION IN THE COKE REGION
One of the most remarkable cases in the
history of the Amalgamated Association
ocenrred yesterday. The decision of the
Executive Board, the highest in the order,
was overruled for the first time, and a strike
that was sanctioned by the highest officials
in the order has been declared off.
Mention was made yesterday ofthe strike
at the Republic Iron Works on the South
side on account of the discharge of T. E.
Carroll, a puddler, whom, it was claimed,
did not work on election day. Mr. Carroll
laid his case before the mill committee and
was sustained. The case then went to the
Executive- Committee, the highest body in
the order in that district, and he was also
sustained. In accordance with this de
cision the mill Was closed.
THE DECISION OVERTHBOWN.
A joint meeting of the Amalgamated As
sociation lodges was held at Pdd Fellows'
Hall yesterday afternoon, at which the
question was discussed. Over two hoars
were consumed in talking on the question,
and a vote'was finally taken. It resulted iii
overthrowing the decision of the Executive
Committee by a vote of 173 to 101. This is
an nnparalled case, and the men will all be
at work this morning, as the majority of
members of lodges in a milbcan overthrow
any decision made by the Executive Com
mittee. The friends of Mr. Carroll were sur
prised at the decision of the meeting, and
when he learned that he had been dis
charged and could not be reinstated, he was
seen by a Dispatch reporter and said:
The public has not been correctly informed
regarding my case. I bad agreed to do some
political work in my ward on election day, and
as we have 19 extra pnddlers, or subs, as they
maybe called, I did not anticipate any trouble
in getting oS on that day.
HIS UNDERSTANDING OP IT.
The watchman who wakes me when I go on
duty was around on election morning, but I
told bim that I had been exensed, and wonld
not work that day. Later in the morning I
was told that unless 1 west to the mill my fur
nace would have to stand, as there was no per
son that conld take my place. Bather than see
the furnace stand, I decided not to take any
part in politics that day, and went around to
the mill. . When' I arrived I found that my
helper had charced the furnace, and for the
first heat drew 510 pounds of iron.
This is an exceptionally good run for a heat,
as 300 pounds is considered good. When I en
tered the mill the manager told me that I was
discharged for neglect of dnty and my services
were no longer required. I at once appealed
the case to'tbe mill committee and was sus
tained. The Executive Committee also sus
tained me, and the action of the jointmeetine
to-day in overthrowing that decision bas never
been done before in the history of the Amal
FORCED INTO THE ORDER.
I was instrumental in building up the lodges
in our mill two years ago, and forced the people
who voted against me to join the order. lam
satisfied with the result, however, and have
nothing farther to say.
Before the meeting was called to order to-day
a statement was made that X tried to break up
the order two years ago. This was promptly
denied, and one of the men that
worked against me was one whom
I forced into the organization. When he saw
that he had to join he counted out the money
necessary to pay bis initiation fee and dues,"
and threw it down at my feet. I gave him one
minute to hand me the money in the proper
manner, and before the minute was up J had
the money in my possession. I did not want to
cause a strike at the mill, but think the mem
bers ot the two lodges at the mill should have
stood by mo. ,
. A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION
To be Formed by GIn Packers and Flint
The glass packers have repeatedly tried to
gain admittance to the' American Flint
Glass Workers' Union without success.
They are organized in the Knights of Labor,
but are desirous of having a National
Trades Assembly. The Pittsburg glass
packers are attached to D. A. 3, and those
in the Wheeling district belong to the State
Assembly of the K. of L. Others are con
nected with mixed locals and districts.
Several meetings have been held all over
the country within the past few weeks and
it has been decided td form a National
Trades Assembly. The organization will
inclnde all glass packers, mixers, teasers,
blacksmiths, coopers, and others who are
eligible to membership in the A. F. 6. W.
IT. The necessary steps have been taken
and a charter will be applied for within the
pext few days.
The new organization will issue a paper
monthly devoted to the interests nf the mem
bers. It will be called Tfie Glass Packer,
and'wilf be edited- by John L. Frank, of
INTO THREE CLASSES.
Master Painters Meet and Adopt a Scale of
The Master Painters met at their rooms
on Fourth avenue yesterday afternoon, and
prepared grading cards, as they are called,
The men are divided into three classes.
The first, or best painters, will receive 33
cents per hour, those in the second class 30
cents an hour and the third class 27 cents an
It is believed that the wages will be satis
factory to the men although some may ob
ject to the class in which they will be
THE PLANT STILL IDLE.
An Attempt Blade to Freeze Oat the K. of I
The following telegram was received last
night from Union town:
The Becson Coke Works of the Stewart Iron
Company, have been shnt down'slnee the 1st of
February, in an attempt to. free themselves
from the control of the Knights of Labor, to
which the men belong. A number of men had
been quietly engaged to go to . work yesterday
morning, when the labor official learned of it
after midnight and succeeded In preventing tho
new men from going to work and the plant is
A Change In Management.
Joseph McKertney, who has been mana
ger of Macbeth & Co.'s glass factory on the
Southside for six years, ''has resigned. His
Sisition will be filled by John A. Hare,
efore he left, the employes presented him
with an elegant cold walch, chain, and
charm. The presentation speech was made
by John Ehman, of the OAio Valley
The Flints' Reunion
The Reunion Committee of the
Flint Glass Workers Union met
afternoon,, and fixed'the date for th
,,ouu uu iu.o ua, jui ma icuu-
ion. it will be held at Bock Point, on the
last Satnrday in Jnne. The next meeting
ot tne committee win De neia at Wheeling
U.TIE trouble, at the Vesuvius Iron Worl
has been settled and all the men are at worl
The flint glass trade is better than it has
been for many months, particularly in the en
graving and catting lines.
The fnrnacemen In the Ohio Valley have
decldtd to accent a redaction of 10 nr rent in
4rages, and a strike will not occur.
Secbetabt MABTnr.pf, the Amalgamated
Association, has been indorsed by Ix TJ. 15, of
the A F. O. Win, "of Martin's Ferry, for the
position of Commiwloner of Labor.
THE COKE SfTDATION.
A Falling Off of Production Owing to n
Orer-Prodaellon of Iron AH 'the Ovens
In Operation, but no .Destination for
The Connellsville Courier, in reviewing
the coke. trade, will say to-day:
Orders recede further and further from the
shores ot prosperity. Until there is a decided
improvement in the iron trade there can be no
more or any material change for the better In
the coke situation. There Is an over-production
of iron at present, but there is also a general
shntting down of some of the furnaces and a
consequent evening up of the situation.
The operation of ihe 77 coke plants of Con-
1 nellsville coke region for the week ending Feb
ruary 23, shows a decided falling oS in produc
tion, but, strange to say. no change whatever
bas occurred in the list of active and idle
ovens reported for the previous week. There
continue to be 12,383 ovens in blast and 378
idle. The region only averaged 4K days last
week as against 3 days the previous week.
The J. M. Schoonmaker Coke Company and
the furnace ovens generally, ran 6 days, the
McClure Company 5 days, and all the other
prominent operators 4 days. The production
is estimated at 88,159 tons as against 108,596 tons
daring the prevlons week.
The shipments for last week were as follows:
To Pittsburg and river points, L200 cars; to
points west of Pittsbunr. 820 cars: to points
east of Councils rllle, 1,100 cars; total, 5,120 cars.
The figures for the previous week were" as fol
lows: Pittaburg, 1.200 cars; west, 3,250; east,
1,250; total. 5.700. Pittsburg shipments continue
to hold their own, bat there has been a decided
falllngonT in both the eastern and western out
put. The tonnage for last week, estimating IS
tons per car, was equivalent to 5,170 cars, or 350
more cars than the shipments. Much of this
coke was standing about the sidings loaded in
the cars, hat guiltless of a destination. This
may bavd given rise to the persistent, but per
fectly groundless, report that there is a scarcity
of cars lu the region. It is orders, not cars,
that are scarce. Although there bas been" some
cutting of late, prices of coke remain substan
tially as hitherto quoted, namely: Furnace
coke, 1 25; to dealers, $1 35; foundry coke,
SI 60; crushed c6ke,2 20; all on board at ovens,
per ton of 2,000 pounds.
Advices from. Chicago are to the effect that
new enterprises are projected in the spring
that will create an increased consumption.
Crashed coke grows In favor at the same point.
A good demand i reported for foundry and
furnace coke at Detroit, but at Buffalo orders
are falling off. stocks are accumulating and
prices are weak. The same condition of affairs
obtains generally in other Western markets.
Knocked Down at a Sheriff's Sale.
The Asceola Coal plant was purchased
yesterday by Stamos B. Dewees,.bf Chester
county, at a Sheriff's sale. Mr. Dewees will
put the tipple in operation in a very short
- A LIGHT FALLING OFF.
The Criminal Business Done In Allegheny
The Allegheny fiscal year closed last
night, and Chief -Clerk Hunneshagen of the
Mayor's office prepared the annual report of
the business done in the office during the
year. The report will be presented at the
next meeting of the Councils. It shows a
decided falling off in both arrests and re
ceipts, as compared with the previous year.
,The total number of arrests .during the
year were 3,042, and last, year there were
3,0.81 arrests. The principal causes for ar
rest were disorderly conduct, 1,195, and
The receipts were $11,627 49, compared
with f 14,391 89 last year.
A SHANTI BURNED
And a Man Badly Hart Stolen Articles
Foand In the Bains.
A shanty boat on the north side of the Al
legheny river, near the Ft. Wayne Bailroad
bridge, was completely destroyed by, fire
yesterday afternoon. The owner in trying
to coat the roof of his boat, let the hot tar
ran over on the floor, and in a few moments
all was aflame.
A man named Burns was so badly burned
that he had to be conveyed to the Allegheny
General Hospital. The police found several
articles in the ruins which were identified as
being stolenr - - "" ;
Glass Men Holding Off Shipments forLower
The glass men are holding off shipments
expecting a change to be made in the rail
road classification. The Pittsburg commit
tee have their appeal under advisement, but
it is doubtful if a redaction in rates will be
recommended to the joint committee.
The Youngstown committee of freight
agents yesterday rednced the limestone rate
from 60 to 50 "cents from Valley points to
A Railroaders' Entertainment.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad department
'ofthe Y. M. Or A, at Twenty-eighth street,
gave a very pleasing entertainment at the
association rooms last night. The pro
gramme consisted of overtures, recitations,
vocal and instrumental solos. The audience
was.well pleased with the entertainment.
Increased by Seven.
The Young Men's Tariff Club met last
night and admitted seven new members.
The committee appointed to devise new by
laws reported. Arrangements were made
to celebrate the opening of the club house
Want Better Country Roads. '
A Committee of the Western Pennsyl
vania Engineer's Society will meet to-night
to dralt a bill for.a general road law for the
State tending towards improving the present
condition of country travel.
Changing the Police.
The patrolmen and cornermen in the
First district will be changed to-day. About
29 men will be affected. Inspector Mc
Aleese said the changes were made for the
good of the force.
The First Rail To-morrow.
Charles Amsler, the engineer who built
the Duquesne Bail Mill, left for Philadel
phia last night. He stated that they ex
pected to make the first rail to-morrow.
LOCAL. ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities CondenseYl.
fbrRendr Readlog. ,
A TOTAL of $154,547 47 was handled last
month in the money order department ot the
The McKeesport Gas Fuel Company are
drilling for gas in'the Ninth avenue gas terrf
tory near McKeesport.
John Mabstox, an employe in the Ex
celsior Coffin Works, Manchester, bad his hand
crushed in a small cogwheel yesterday.
Chief Elliot contemplates a request to
the Legislature to adopt some remedy to re
lieve the overcrowded condition uf the City
The patrol stable of the Thirty-sixth , ward
is nearly completed and it is probable that by
Monday the West End will .have a patrol
wagon of its own in operation.
Jacob Armstrong, a colored man, was ar
rested by Inspector Wbitehouse yesterday on
suspicion of having stolen two gold watches
from the house of Homer Allen, on Homewood
James Beck; of Ella' street, Bloomneld.
who was caught and crashed by a car on the
Ciltzens' line a week ago, was lving in a pre
carious condition last night. His recovery is
John Andebson, one of the workmen at
ShoenbcrgerA Co.'s mills, bad a' foot crushed
by getting caught beneath a roll yesterday.
He was taken to his borne on Sixteenth street,
where Dr. Duncan attended him.
The Lawrenceville British-American Asso
ciation will hold a meeting at their hall on But
ler street next Tuesday night. Important bus
iness is to be transacted, and a member ot the
association from Philadelphia will be present.
jWn-Galllsoek, an employe of the vitriol
works, in the Eighteenth ward, was badly
burofed about the face and breast yesterday by
a Ariash of vitriol. He was taken to his home
pn Fifty-second street, where Br. Gardner at
tended aim. it Is feared that the sight of one
'eye hai been destroyed.
mMoT Mir. f
ter From a Senator AeW tW
araeke Has '"Soared His
nd Is Asked to Lecture; '
n, who was promirntly con-
tne recent BivenoJe Peni
estigation and tri'l of
eke, received a 'letter
tor yesterday stating that
tee had not
ate Investigation Cocmit-
e anv arrangements for
rvpt. tint wM1A Art m
soon as the app
riation bill passes the
House and getsf be
The letter said t
e the Senate.
it could not positively
be stated what won!
be done, but from the
sentiments nf the m
bers, there is a disyo-
sition to thoroughly ij
vestigated and found
The man who was
wantinir. in pure
glish language, Dr.
Mabarneke, was seen!
a Hmithhela street
atly dressed, wore a
yesterday. He was
silk hat over hisleft e;
rand scarcely looked
like his usual self.
du sunny side
oft whiskers had been shavi
He was in very good h
or, but expressed
'the nope that the pres
satisfied since he had bet
and public was
fired, and only
wished hereafter to be let
lone: also that he
did not know what basin'
3 he would go
into, but that he will probably leave the
The doctor considered it pretty good
joke' on himself and everybodnelse, that be
had been asked to lecture iff. the Bijou
Theater. The subject was to be."Life in
the Penitentiary," and he was to set a big
share of the proceeds.
The offerwas certainly bona fide, but the
doctor is so modest since his recent experi
ence that he declares he never wishes to ap
pear before the public again in anv role
A TICT0RI FOR BEER.
Brewers Win an Important Lawsnlt in Pro
towA. Crrr, February 28. After an ex
amination to-day and arguments, the Justice
of the Peace ordered the'return to the brew
ing companies of the 500 kegs of beer sent
here from, other States and seized by the
Temperance Alliance. There can be no ap
peal by the State and the beer will be re
turned to the cars from whence taken.
A 24-inch black gros-grain silk, our regu
lar 51 50 quality, we offer this week only at
$1 10 per yard. Hug us & Hacks.
Fdtb watches a specialty; low prices a
certainty, atHauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave.
Wash Goods Department.
An unequaled variety to select from in
French and American' satines. Many ex
clusive designs. Huous & Hacks.
Big Mark-Down Sale.
Go to the big mark-down sale of elbtbing
for men and boys at the Hub. The people
will j&ever have another chance to buy
clothing at such low prices as we are offer
ing at this sale. We want room and the
goods must be sold at the Boston Clothing
House, 439 Smithfield st.
Special India Silk Sale This Week.
A very large purchase, but they will go
like the first lot, quick 75 cents a yard and
27 inches wide.
Jos. Horse & Co.'s .
. , Penn Avenue Stores.
Big Bfark-Dovrn Sale.
Go to the big mark-down sale of clothing
for men and boys at the Hob. The people
will never have another -chance to buy
clothing at such low prices as we are offer
ing at this sale. We want room and the
goods most be sold at the Boston Clothing
House, 439 Smithfield st.
New line spring jackets, all styles, colors
and sizes, from ,55 upward.
arwi'Su " ' Huous & Hacks.
Gold and silver-head canes' and um
brellas, fine artificial flowers and plants;
lowest prices at H'auch's, No. 295 Fifraave.
Sceofula cured free of charge at 1102
Carson. st, Southside.
Cash paid for old gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. wrsa
Black Goods Department.
Elegant novelties in spring and summer
fabrics, etamines, grenadines, hernanni,
serges, etc, just opened this week.
itwtsu Hugus & Hacks.
A COUGH IS THE FIRST WHISPERING
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop into coughs.
i Coughs lead to the ereat enemy consumption.
A stitch In time often saves life itself.
COUGHS, COLDS, BORE THROAT,
INFLUENZA and HOARSENESS.
PLEASANT AND ABSOLUTELY
SAFE FOR CHILDREN.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FLEMING BROa, PITTHBURG, PA.
tt LOVELY FITTING
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
KEO GLOVES and CORSETS .
KID GLOVES and CORSETS
t KID GLOVES and CORSETS
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109 Federal Street,
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In English, French and OermMI
Woolen Dress Goods, hv flm taml or tafi
single patterns, Including thejjyery
Tinw shades and mtvtt -rvStrma'MiIV' I
weaves. Note the prices at which wsj
sell these fine novelties: l
Black and White Dress Fabrics, in
;i..'iit'"- - &
Deantuoi assortment 01 new designs.
French all-wool Cashmer'es.'i'ir
-colorings 40-inch, 60c; 4S-inch, 75
and $1 25 a yard, over GOO pieces ric
theshelves, and more coming.
New extra wide English Serge S
lags at J3 a-yarC; also French Serf.
Suitings and Armura Cloths in fine
qualities. -,- i
' -iH IS
New French Broadcloths,.; spring
weights. ", vi
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Stylish American-made Woolen Dr&
Goods, plaid and stripe 'Combinatloi
Kn. lTin!. .Ifcff.-
50-inch Plain all-wool Saltings at 50a
. Our .immense 'stock ot Gingham's andr
Satines, finest foreign and .best Ameri
can makes. Ask to see' the beautiful
"Henrietta" Satines, finest made.- Pop
ular prices on all "Wash Dress Goods;
the largest stock in the country.
ZZ - .r&SL,
Special bargain sale of flnePKWL
Gloves Alexandre, Napoleon 1
Gloves. 4 buttons, at fl 25 a piirMi75l
regular price), grays; tans and browaa?
Alexandre, Suede Kid Gloves Jl a pair
($175 usual price). By all means vliS
the Glove Department at once.
New Cress Trimmings and Battoas
latest novelties in tha'.neWidresi-
PRINTED INDIA SILKS.
More new styles in ttock Ji;, Jl 2
es in tock-Jl,,lT2
and $1 60 Cashmere and Chens color
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lugs. .Our stock includes all qualities;
45c, 65c, 65c (27 Inches wide),1 73c, fi,
1 25 to 4 a yard.
Embroideries, Laces, WhlteTaood.
These stocks now complete with latest
and newest effects and at taking prices.
Final sale of all Winter Wrae this
week In our Cloak -RooaBCooa ia
now. Prices low. Ageaaral clearance
tobe made in everythlne in Winter!
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