Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 02, 1889, FIRST PART, Page 2, Image 2

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Pittsburg's "Welshmen Take
Their Tributes There.
Interesting Banquet at the Mononga
bela House, With Speeches
Garfield's Postmaster General, the lieuten
ant Governor, and
Around two long tables in the dining
room of the Monongahela Honse last night
tat 300 ladies and gentlemen. They were
there to honor the memory of St. David. t
Host of the gentlemen were members oi St.
David's Benevolent Society. The invited
guests included several prominent persons.
These were grouped aronnd the center of the
south table. John Jarrett, as President
of the society, conducted the cere
monies. On his right sat Hon. Thomas
L. James, who was Postmaster General of
the United States under President Garfield.
Just beyond him the celebrated New York
divine, Rev. D. Parker .Morgan, D. D.,
toyed with his fork between courses. To
the left of President Jarrett the powerful
form cf Lieutenant Governor W. T. Davies
shook with frequent laughter at some of the
"Welsh jokes. In the same group were Cap
tain W. B. Jones, of Braddock, Hon. Sam
uel Griffith, of Mercer, Hon. Miles S.
Humphries, Owen Jones and other officers
of the society.
At the head of the north table sat the
members of the Committee of Arrangements.
viz: James Morgan, J. ". Jones, Ivor
Zachanas, D. D. Roberts, D. J. Evans, AI.
J. Edwards, Jos D. Jones, John Prichard.
At the foot of this table, with harp and
piano, posed the membcis of trie Cambrian
Glee Club, Morris Stephenson conductor,
and the soloists of the evening, David Davis
and Miss Edith Harris.
The tables were devoid of all floral deco
rations except that before the specially in
vited guests, where call a lilies and roses
scented the air. Candelabra gave the tables
their glittering appearance, and every in
candescent was turned on in the great chan
deliers. The banquet was elaborate. A unique
feature about the menu card was the inter
twining of green bunches of leek, Wales'
favorite vegetable, in the monogram "S. D.
S." Beginning at 920, the feast did not
conclude nntil after 11. A running fire of
jokes shortened the time.
John Jarrett, President, opened the second
part of the entertainment by submitting a
.number of telegrams from Eastern societies.
He then made a few remarks relating to the
history of St. David's Society. It is not
beneficial, but benevolent. The hearts of
many poor "Welshmen have been gladdened
by the works of the organization.
The friends of the society in
clude Scotch and Americans as well as
"Welsh. Among the former are Andrew
Carnegie Mr. Jarrett denied certain inti
mations that, becauseof his connection with
public and industrial subjects, he no longer
loved his native land, its traditions and its
The Cambria Glee Club furnished the
divertisements of the evening, interspersing
the speeches with songs of a national char
acter. '
Hon. Thomas L. James, the ex-Postmaster
General, responded to the toast of "Influ
ence of St. David's Life." In introducing
tim Mr. Jarrett remarked that, as a mem
ber of the martyred Garfield's Cabinet, he
recalled a great name. About the first thing
Mr. James did alter arising was to return
Mr. Jarrett's complimentary introduction
by speaking of Jarrett as the "autocrat of the
evening." Mr. James announced that, after
a careful investigation of Pittsburg, he was
prepared to say that this city is
and a place where a Cambrian will be de
veloped to the fullest extent. He then told
of a visit he lecently paid to his native land,
"Wales, going over the cherished names in a
-way that enthused all present. As to St.
David's history, he carefully analyzed it
with particular regard for the features that
Welshmen love most Tracing the influence
of the celebrated name upon the race down to
the present time, Mr. James referred to the
great national drama in England, and
pointed out that everv act in it is being
watched with breathless interest by all
"Welsh people. Their sympathies are all
"with the matchless statesman, Charles
Stewart ParnelL Home rule for Ireland
first, -and then comes "Wales great opportu
nity. In conclusion, the speaker believed
the influence of St David would be en
lanced in Pittsburg if a church were con
secrated in the name of their patron saint
Mr. James came from New York yester
day, in company of Rev. D. Parker Mor
gan, D. D., to be the guest of the Pittsburg
Welshmen. The ex-Postmaster General is
tall, well built and of soldierly bearing.
His shining bald head, gold eye-glasses and
expansive shirt-front made him a distinguished-looking
person. His voice is strong,
full and musical.
Thomas C. Jenkins, Pittsburg's merchant
prince, replied to the toast, "The Dav We
Celebrate." His speech was a succession of
poetic tributes to the lovalty, patriotism
and abilities of the "Welsh people, as
illustrated in their regularobscrvance every
Tearof this holiday. He said:
" We are here to-night to do honor to the
patron saint of the Welsh people, bt David,
while we are gathered here, he is being re
membered alone the mountain sides and the
beantiful valleys of Wales, in the mills ana in
the mines, in the tbickly-popnlated districts of
the East, on the fertile lands and the broad
plains of the West
On the sea these Welshmen have ever been
at home, from time bo far back that history be
comes dim. and we are lost in the traditions of
the past.
In the distant South, that land of possibili
ties where we hardly know whether to look
to the north or to the south for their guiding '
star, here Welshwomen are now weaving the
same plaids, and singing the same songs and
hymns oar maternal ance ors sang in the
mountain of Wales J ears and j ears asro.
On the islands of the sea, on that dark conti
nent of which so little is known, Stanley, the
explorer, and Welshmen everywhere are being
earned back, as it were, to-night to their hum
blo homes though they may have been and
gathered around their mother's knees, listen
ing over again to the legends of the past and to
the trials and hardships our forefathers did
undergo that this people might be preserved.
We have with us here to-night men from al
most every calling in life. They are not here
by accident birth, educat'os and continued
efforts always produce results. We hare here
stranj; men and brave that at the time of our
country's peril went to the front, risking their
all that our homes and institutions might be
protected. Welshmen have ever been at the
lront, not in the rear; acd their names have
gone into the history of this oar country irom
the days of the Revolution down.
We have men of national, and more than na
tlonal,repctitlon;onebearingtbe badge of schol
arship, xrom the institution of learning across
the seas, that entitles him to recognition where
ever men of letters are found. He is also com
missioned by our Master, to whom we must all
look in our hour of distress.
Another known by reputation to you all; he
stands now at the head of a large banking
honse in one of the few great money centers
of the world, and is accustomed to associate
with men of wealth that would have attracted
attention among any people and at any time.
We bave-all read the beautiful narratives in
the Bible of David, Joseph, Jacob and others;
yet could hardly realize what a loss it would be
to us, and to those yet unborn, if these could
be pronounced fabrications.
So with St David, onr patron saint Be he
myth or no, the WeUh hare appropriated his
name or memory to a noble purpose. Charita
ble societies are being formed where any num
ber of these people are found, similar to the
one by which we are invited here to-night; and
they are doinc untold good, visiting the sick
and relieving the unfortunate.
When men distinguished as our guests are
here to-night, can, without to us any visible
object in view, turn from their respective du
ties and cares in the interest of their fellow
men, w e shouldnot only pray that the choicest
blessings may rest upon them, but may we fol
low their example and go and do likewise.
We expect to have an eisteddfod here during
the coming year that will not only be a credit
to our people, but to the city and State, and I
hope the managers of this organization may
invito each and every one here to-night to be
present The favorite Welsh hymn was sung
at the last meeting with a spirit never equaled
in this country before, and I hope to nave the
pleasure of hearing it again that we may all
be there and all join in.
Lieutenant Governor William T. Davies
had taken advantage of the adjournment of
the Pennsylvania Senate to slip away from
the presiding chair of that body and come
over to Pittsburg for a night of revelry with
his countrymen. "The Conntry of Our
Birth" was the toast he was asked to re
spond to.To excuse all absence oi eloquence on
bis part, he told the story of Tom Corwin,
who, in a Fourth of July oration, described
the American eagle and its flight upward so
graphically that he soared too high on the
same wings, and presently stopped short,
stammering out, "There, I've lost the
dom'd birdl"
This little narrative excused the Lieuten
ant Governor readily enough, and then he
dwelt upon some of the characteristics he
and all his countrymen get from their
birth in Wales. Chief among them is love
of song. The influence of song and poetry
upon the same people he described, and
said the Welsh people here in America
have made this country, too, better for their
sweet music
Dr. Morgan, of New York, next spoke
upon "The Country We Live In." This
distinguished minister called it a pattern
banquet, because permission had not yet
been given the gentlemen present to smoke
their cigars. Now, as it was 12:30
A. M., he thought it would only
be proper for Master of Ceremonies Jarrett
to allow any of the ladies or gentlemen the
privilege of going to sleep. Trying to find
some excuse for the presence of himself and
ex-Postmaster General James in Pitts
burg this evening, he related how
it came that General Horace Porter
appeared at the banquet of
the St George's Society, of New York, in
Delmonico's last year. He there told a
story ot a boy who, running into a parlor,
told his mother that he had put 30 eges
under the hen. The mother was shocked.
Why did he do that? Just to see the old
thing stretch. So he (the speaker) and Mr.
James came to Pittsburg to stretch them
selves. On the subject of his own toast he
took Andrew Carnegie's maxim as a text,
and proving that the land of a man's birth
is his mother, and the land of his adoption
his bride.
"And the man who loves his wife best,
most love3 well his mother," said Dr. Mor
gan. The proverbial temperance sentiments
of the Welsh people in America were re
ferred to, and a glowing tribute given the
genius of the Welsh, which makes him
America's most skillful mechanic. Dr.
Morgan criticised the English Government
for its administration of ecclesiastical affairs
in Wales which he declared was respon
sible for all the alienation of the Welsh
masses from the Established Church, and
sent so many Methodists and other non
conformists to America. These things
are now all changed. Everything in
Wales is encouraging. As to the
duty of the Welsh in this country he ad
vised them to shake off that diffidence which
hold so many of his countrymen back from
advancement in his adopted land: They,
too, must retain self-respect in all acts of
Albert J. Edwards responded to the toast,
" Welh Influence in America," and Captain
W. E, Jones told the ladies some pretty
things. One of the best speeches of the
evening was then delivered by Hon. Samuel
Griffith, of Mercer.
Other speeches were on the programme,
but the lateness of the hour prevented them
from being delivered. It was 1:30 A. M.
before the banquet hall was deserted.
No wines were served at the banqnet.
The last dinner was for men only. With
women this time the affair was a greater
Dr. Penney' Damages In the Charge for
Fnlse Imprisonment.
It appears that the remarks of Judge
Stowe in the opening of the suit of Dr.
Penney against Murdoch, Anderson, Todd
and Perkins, the other day, when he stated
that it was illegal to arrest anybody on an
indefinite warrant, had weight with the
jury, because they rendered a verdict for the
Dr. Penney is accorded $2,500 damages,
which sum is to be paid by Messrs. Todd
and Perkins (unless they appeal), while
Murdoch and Anderson are exempt
According to Dr. Penney there are several
more suits to follow this one, for he said
recently that if he came successfully out of
this one his son John and Mr. Barnett
would also bring suits for damages for false
Several Annoying; Errors.
There were several annoying errors in
yesterday's item about the suit concerning
the disputed house that Mrs. Bayne had
rented in Allegheny, and on account of
which she sned Ewing & Byers or putting
up a "To let," though she did not rent from
them. They did not defend the cause be
fore the Alderman, as thev preferred that
judgment by default be taken rather than
have further trouble with anybody. They
paid the costs promptly, and it was a mis
take to suppose that there could be any de
pendent levy upon goods.
They Fa Tor Early Closing-.
Organizer John D. Huehes, of D A. 3, K.
of L., will go over to Allegheny next Mon
day evening and form a local assembly of
the shoe salesmen. The Pittsburg salesmen
are already organized and all stores on this
side of the river are closed at 7 o'clock every
evening except Saturday. The Northsid'e
salesmen favor the early-closing movement,
and in order to accomplish this object pro
pose to enter the Knights of Labor.
A New Principal Elected.
The School Board of the Fifth ward, Alle
gheny, met last .night and organized for the
year. John H. Dean was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr.
Bell. Prof. A. J Snyder, Superintendent
of the Butler county" schools, was elected
Principal in place of Prof. James E. Mor
row, who resigned. There were six appli
cants for the position.
ftTTVTC T(IRA' tend another bright let.
ULlllJCl lillUxiil icr from Washington for
the Sunday issue of Tub Dlil'ATClI. Her con
tribution pleasantly dealt with the transforma
tion now taking place at the Rational Capitol.
Dr. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. ' s&su
To Be Expended in a Splendid Suc
cessor to Harris' Theater.
To Be Erected by the Coleman Estate on
the Old Museum Site,
It is now practically a settled fact that
before very long the Harris Theater build
ing on Fifth avenue will undergo such a
transformation as 'will more or less affect the
entire site occupied by the Coleman estate.
It is contemplated to tear down the entire
front of the Grand Opera House (which, is,
as most people know, the Harris Theater
building,) and replace it by a new structure,
which may either be used for business pur
poses, for a hotel, or for both.
The Board of Directors of the Grand
Opera House Company held a meeting yes
terday afternoon in the office of Mr. Colum
bus Coleman, to disenss the question as to
what shall be done with the building. The
board met as representatives of all the
stockholders. The latter are the heirs,
numbering seven in all, six ladies and Mr.
William Coleman, the latter of whom is at
present in Prance. "
It has for a long time been potent to the
stockholders that their property was not
bringing fair dividends, as one would ex
pect such a valuable site should do. Their
profits from the Harris Theater are very
small, and the third floor of the front part of
the building is entirely vacant, and no
revenue is coming in from that at all. The
ladies of the estate have for a long time
wished that something might be done, and
have therefore requested the directors to de
vise some means to increase their divi
The board,tchiefly composed of relatives
or legal advisers of the ladies and all men
of sound business qualities are unanimous
in their opinion that the change of the
building into a block of business houses
would be the best thing that could be done.
Mr. Columbns Coleman, administrator of
the estate, in speaking of the contemplated
change, yesterday afternoon, said:
"Thestockholders have not yet all made
up their minds what shall be done with the
property, because they appear to dislike the
idea of building a new structure. But the
Board of Directors are unanimously for such
a project, and I have every reason to be
lieve that it will be done. Of course, we
cannot commence to tear the building down
until Mr. Harris' lease has run out"
"When will that be?"
"In July, 1890. The Grand OperaHonse
proper, however, which sits back of the
building, will not be touched, because Mr.
Wilt has got a lease of that for six years to
come; but a tearing down of the front would
change the present entrance."
"What is the project you have in view?"
"Well, we have not decided upon a def
inite plan yet, because, as I said before,
some of the ladies have not agreed to the
tearing down, and while we are confident
that they will not object after we have
proved to them the advisability of rebuild
ing, still these is no use to form a definite
plan nntil that time comes. However. I
will give yon my own personal idea of the
subject, and I think it would be the best
thing to be done. The entire front, as far
back as the Grand Opera House, should
come down, and
be erected on the site. The present entrance
of the Grand Opera House will then be re
moved to the upper part of the lot, toward
Smithfield street 'We will then have a
clear front down past the tailor's store.
This new structure, which 1 have estimated
can only be erected at a cost of about 350,
000, conld be utilized for various purposes.
If business establishments were to occupy
it, the investment would yield a greater
profit by far than is realized out of the
property now.
"Then again it is a well-known fact that
the hotel business is verv lucrative. So it
is possible that while the basement and
ground floor conld be let for business, a
grand hotel might occupy the upper floors,
and, if the building were to go up six or
seven stories, there would be enough rooms
there to number almost as many as those of
anv hotel in town."
Mr. Coleman said all this before the
meeting, while a reporter was in his office.
He said that the matter would come under
discussion during the afternoon.
After the conference of the board was
concluded, W. F. McCook, Esq., who is
also one ot the directors, was called on, and
asked whether anything definite had been
decided upon. Said he:
"No, not as yet; there are still two ladies
among the stockholders who have not yet
given their consent But there is no doubt
about it going through. It is sure to come
to that However, since Mr. Harris' lease
lasts about 15 months yet, we have plenty
ot time ahead to do all we want to."
Bat the Coroner's Jury Ask the Tnrenlnpi
Gas Company to Pat In Gates.
Coroner McDowell held an inquest yester
day ou the death of Maria Smith, who was
killed by the explosion of natural gas at
Tarenlnm. The evidence showed that
Superintendent Girt has too many miles of
pipe to look after, and there are no escape
pipes. The jury recommended that grat
ings be placed over all the mains for the
better protection of life.
The jury decided that the lady died from
the effects of an explosion of gas, due to
leaks from the broken gate in the main in
front of the house.
His Assailants Captured.
Police Magistrate Brush held- Mike Mo
han in 2,000 bail and James Donnelly in
$1,000 for court yesterday. Mohan is
ch arced with felonious cutting and Don
nelly with aggravated assault and battery.
Both men are said to have been the parties
who attacked and wounded Mike Cave
naugh three weeks ago on Forfh-eighth
New Yorkers Bay Plttsbnrg Property.
Mr. John Herron yesterday bought for
some New York capitalists 'the properly of
N. P. Reed and Mrs. Fuller, on the corner
of Fifth avenue and Cherry alley, for
$120,000, The lot is 60 feet front and 110
feet deep. The New Yorkers intend to
bnild a business block upon the lot.
The 9Inyor Denies Ir.
Mayor Pearson and Chief of Police
Kirschler, of Allegheny, are very indignant
over the publication of the arrest of policy
players in Allegheny. They claim that
there are no gambling rooms in that city
and no game is, or has been, in progress at
36 East street
Dangerous Twenty-Eighth Street.
James Geary, 50 years of age, a switch
turner on the P. R. It, was struck by a
train yesterday at Twenty-eighth street and
had his thigh crushed. Geary was removed
to the West Penn Hospital, where his limb
will probably be amputated.
Southern Florida, an unprogressive but quaint
race of people, their modet of life ana their
virtues and vice. Bee to-morrow's Dispatch.
The County Centennial Committee Hakes a
Clear Showing In Its Final Report The
City Retrieves Itself.
The Allegheny County Centennial Com
mittee met yesterday afternoon in th
Chamber of Commerce building and for
mally wound up the business of the com
mittee and adjourned sine die. Captain
Charles W.' Batchelor occupied the chair.
President Morrison Foster read his report,
giving a detailed account of the Centennial
celebration, whichbegan on Monday, Sep
tember 211888, and continued for three
days. The total cost of the celebration was
over $20,000.
The first day's committee, of which
Mr. John Bindley was chairman, spent
$881 07; the second day's committee,
Captain C. W. Batchelor chairman,
used $2,032 32, and the third day's commit
tee spent $8,112 63 on the proceedings of
that day. Colonel T. P. Boberts' Commit
tee on Fireworks and Illumination spent
$2,932 56 on the pyrotechnic display for the
three evenings during the centennial. This
committee was fortunate in receiving gratu
itous services which would swell the real
amount of their expenses to $5,000.
The Beception Committee spent $732 on
the entertainment of guests of the General
Committee. The Transportation Commit
tee, George L. Halliday chairman, did
valuable work in securing uniformly low
railroad and hotel rates. '
The Finance Committee, with W. E.
Schmertz as chairman, did the work upon
which the success of the entire celebration
depended. They solicited cash to the
amount of $17,799 44, and secured in de
duction of bills for 'the transporta
tion of troops the amount of $1,576 24,
making a total of $19,375 68. The
expenses of the committee were $545. The
bills incurred by the Printing Committee
amounted to $680 25. The general running
expenses of the Centennial Committee for a
period of 17 months were $1,148 76. No
member of the committee was paid for any
of his services rendered. The amount re
ceived from the railroad companies was
$2,302, making the total receipts for the
general fund amount to $21,677 68. This
has all been expended in the payment of
bills, and the expenses of the celebration
are all paid.
Chairman Foster's report returns thanks
to everybody who in any way, financially or
otherwise, aided the committee in making
the Centennial the success that it was. '
Mr. Foster recommended that a set of the
emblematical pictures representing the com
mercial industries of the city should be
given to the Exposition Society and the
Historical Society of Western Pennsylva
nia. In addition to the above items $323 60
were received from contributions of pro
visions. The sub-Committee on Printing,
etc., spent $615 75, and $191 were paid for
extra policemen. Every debt incurred by
the celebration has been paid. The report
of Mr. Foster was referred to ihe Chamber
of Commerce for future action.
An Old Friend and Polltlcnl Associate of
Harrison oa the Cabinet Missouri's
Place Chinese Immigration,
The great and small are going to Wash
ington. In the mob at the Union depot
last night were ex-Governor Porter, the man
who refused to be Governor ot Indiana the
second time; Congressmen Niedlingerhaus,
who defeated Joker O'Neil, and Frank, the
Hebrew, who knocked out the immortal
Glover in St Louis; ex-United States Min
ister to Japan, Judge Bingham, of Cadiz,
and others of more or less political distinc
tion. Governor Porter said:
I have known General Harrison for years.
He has an imperturbable disposition, and one
ot his chief characteristics is that he never
loses his head. Though some of the party
leaders may be worried about the formation of
tho Cabinet the pnblic can-, rest assnred
that the General will have his Cabinet
ready when the time to divulge their names ar
rives. Harrison is not a sensationalist; He",
doesn't believe in wild-eyed legislation. Jio.is
a just man. but not unreasonable. His foreign
policy, for example, will be firm, but not teem
ing with jingoism. He will demand what is
right of foreign nations, and nothing more I
have great hopes for the coming administra
tion. General Harrison has no policy, but be
believes in shaping his policy as the events
I feel sure that Blaine, Windom and Wana
maker are slated for the Cabinet and as for
the others I hardly think Mr. Harrison knows
himself who thev will be. I learned recently
that Warner Miller was never a strong Cabinet
possibility. 1 am told that the President never
offered him such a position. Naturally the
people of Indiana are expected to clamor
lor a share of the patronage; but I don't know
what will go to the State. Mr. Miller may be
made AttorneyGeneral, as the papers state.
Accompanying Governor Porter were ex
Consul General to Havre, General Brigland
and Prof. Bloss, ex-State Superintendent of
Public Instruction for. Indiana. For Mis
souri, Congressman Frank said:
I have It direct that Mr. Node, of St Louis,
will be in the Cabinet; but I do not know which
portfolio he will receive. Noble is capable of
filling any of tbe Cabinet positions. He is
wealthy, but he earned it honestly. Tbe people
of Missonri would have preferred ex-Senator
Henderson as their representative, but they are
satisfied with Noble.
Judge Bingham lost his grip and had to
remain over for a later train. The old
gentleman entertained the reporters with
stories of his experience in Japan. He was
the United States Minister in that country
for 12 years. He believes in admitting the
Chinese under restrictions, -and he is very
much afraid that Li Hung Chang, the
Viceroy, will turn the tables on the Ameri
cans in China.
Four More Alleged Policy Players Arrested
by the Police.
Four more alleged, policy players were
arrested by the police yesterday. They are
Lee Bechtold, Jeney Guckert and Oliver
and James Force. Guckert is regarded as
the most important capture.
He is said to be what is known as a mid
dle man. Guckert was followed all day
yesterday by Officer Farrel, and when ar
rested was giving out the winning numbers
or "bets" to people on North Avenue, Alle
gheny. The arrest of the Forte brothers
was a surprise to many people. They are
property holders in the Second ward, Alle
gheny, and went bail for each other and
Eight men, charged with playing policy,
have been arrested so far. Inspector Mc
Aleese is determined to stop the business,
and he hopes Mayor Pearson and Chief
Kirschler will assist him.
An Old Soldier Tramp.
Harvey Osgood, a man who claims to be a
veteran of the Mexican War, was a lodger
in the tramp department of the Allegheny
lockup last night. He claims to have five
bullets in his body which he received in the
One Oyer n Baker's Dozen.
Fourteen prisoners were taken to Scran
ton last night, by Deputy Marshal Cham
bers, to be tried there for various offenses in
the United States Court
Rll I NVF relates some extraordinary
u,uu ' " adventures of soul-thrilling
interest, comments upon Salvation Army mu
sic and manners, and rambles gaily through
ihe fields of fancy, in tomorrow's Dispatch.
Roaches. Buffalo Bags, Beetles,
Water bugs, croton bugs. For t"o or three
nights sprinkle Bough on Bats dry powder
in, about and down the sink drain nine.
First thing in the morning wash it all away .
uvnu iue uiiuu iiijic, nucu all WB 1USCCIS
from garret to cellar will disappear. The
secret is in tbe fact that wherever insects are
in the honse they must drink during the
night. This being a poison, it should be
used only at night and washed awav early
every morning down the drain. Fifteen
cent boxes at druggists. Send for circular,
"How to Destroy all' Kinds of Bugs, lb
sects, Vermin, etc""
E. S. Wells, Chemist, Jersey City.
The New Street Bill's Varying Hues
Like the Chameleons.
How City Attorney Moreland and Others
Try to Explain It.
Bepresentative Lafferty's House bill, No.
21, seems to be chameleon hued, and the
paternity of section 3 as hard for some
people to ascertain as was the authorship of
the letters of Junius, though City Attorney
Moreland does hold himself out as willing
to father it.
It is claimed by some that there is no
necessity for Mr. Lafferty's bill, aud as
some of its friends claimed that it was
gotten up to remedy a state of affairs dis
closed by Supreme Court decisions that
cost of making streets could not be assessed
by foot frontage, answer was made that the
bill approved June 14, 1887, provided a
remedy. It is said the framer of the act of
1887, F. A. Magee, Esq., after seeing it in
print, did not find it very good, and in this
view City Controller Morrow, Clerk Shep
pard and City Attorney Moreland conenr.
Mr. Sheppard pointed out section 12 as
the specially objectionable one: "The dam
ages, costs and expenses of grading, pavine
or macadamizing streets or alleys shall be
assessed by the viewers and collected in the
following manner:
The viewers shall make a just and equitable
appraisement of all damages, taking into con
sideration in tbe appraisement the advantages
and benefits, as well as disadvantages which
every owner or owners shall or may be likely to
sustain by reason of the improvement and
after ascertaining the whole amount of the
damaces they shall assess tbe same equitably,
justly and without partiality upon the proper
ties which may be or will likely be benefited by
tbe improvements.
This is claimed to be void for uncertainty.
City Engineer Bigelowsaid: "The bill
is a good one, with the exception ofsection 3,
which provides that one person can ask for
the opening of a street, and if Councils fail
to pass the ordinance within six months the
street is then declared vacated. The act
will entirely disarrange street legislation
during many years past. Here is the sec
tion: It shall be lawful for any owner of prop
erty nnon or over which anv street lane or al
ley may bo in whole or in part located, bnt not
opened, at any time thereafter to petition said
Councils for the opening of the same or any
part thereof designated m tbe petition, and
upon the failnre of said Councils to adopt an
ordinance for the opening of the same for tbe
period of six months thereafter, the same shall
be vacated and annulled so far as the same af
fects the property of the petitioner, and it
shall be the duty of the City Clerk, upon de
mand of any person interested therein, to cer-
niy saia iauure oi action on tne part oi coun
cils to the Chief of the Department of Puhlic
Works, who shall note the same on the plan on
file in his office.
Controller Morrow said the act was drawn
to meet objections raised by Judge Stowe in
a case tried in court a few weeks ago.
Mr. Moreland stated that Judge Stowe's
ruling in the case of McCombs versus the city
of Pittsburg, about five weeks ago, was the
cause of the framing of Mr. Lafferty's bill.
The plaintiff had added two rooms to his
honse and they were on the line of the
street "I held," said Mr. Moreland, "that
he was bound to take notice of the line, but
Judge Stowe said it would be a hardship to
allow a man to be deprived for 25 years of
the use of his ground and then punish him
for overstepping the boundary. I then con
cluded that we needed an act tffat would
prevent such trouble in the future."
Objection is also made that the Board of
Viewers is reduced to a cipher bv section 3,
of Mr. Lafferty's bill, r
In answer to a query whether streets had
not been improved under the act of 1887,
without any disagreeable consequences re
sulting, Mr. Sheppard and the Controller
admitted that such was the case, bnt Mr.
Sheppard stated that Oakland avenue and
Winebiddle street were not to be taken as
a criterion, as there was no serious opposi
tion to their improvement. He also re
marked that under our present law a heavy
land holder might prevent a necessary im
provement. .
An Allegheny Bank President Is Compelled
to Walk Home.
Mr. Wilson McCandless, of the AUe
legheny National Bank, had to walk home
yesterday. His colored coachman went to
Washington to see President Harrison in
augurated, and left a friend, Henry Bell, to
fill his place. The new coachman was told
to drive over to the bank at 3 o'clock and
bring Mr. McCandless home.
The rig did not come at the appointed
time, and Mr. McCandless informed the po
lice authorities.
Detective Eichenlaup found the driver
and the rig in the uppt'r part of Allegheny.
Bell said he had been Void to exercise the
horses, and was merely following instruc
tions. He was placed m the lockup and the
team sent lu-iue siaoie,
THB A. 0. D. m
Germans Not Barred Brom the Order, Ac
cording to it I esolnilon.
The meeting of the A. O. TJ. W. was
concluded yesterday i fternoon, the only
question of importance hich was discussed
being the one that Germans are just as eli
dible to membership lif the order as any
body else. A resolutionlwas passed on the
matter as follows:
That the Snnreme Lodd be renucted to
i prevent the State Legislative from taW.ig any
acuon mat win prove inimisai 10 too lories ot
tuis jurisdiction irom aoingi tneir worv in tne
German language.
After the nominations ftr officers for the
ensuing year were made Ihe meeting ad
journed, to reconvene at Wllliamsport next
Lilbe n White Cap Ifetter.
Mr. Gus Marks, the well-khown restau
rateur, has received a note flom a lady,
warning him not to sell liquol to her hus
band, who, she claims, is an habitual
drunkard. As Mr. Marks doe A not know
,any person of the name given in, tho letter
he woultt De pleased ir the lady Vfould call
and explain. He desn't sell to drunkards,
Seventeen People Tried.
The cases of larceny and malicious mis
chief against Henry Gersner and 16 others.
preferred by G. E. Hemphill were tried by
Deputy Mayor McKelvy, of Allegheny,
last evening. The defendants are accused
of stealing lumber from Hemphill's planing
mill on Spring Garden avenue and de
stroying the property. The magistratb re
served ms aecision.
Fined nnd Held for Conrt.
Alderman Porter last night gave Janies
Whiteford a hearing to answer charges pf
cruelty 'and neglect of family and surety if
the peace, preferred by Martha Cole. Th'n
defendant was fined $25 and costs on, the
former cnaree ana cave bail for conrt nn
the latter. U
Another Dead Baby Foand.
A dead baby was found inclosed in a jar
on the A. V. B. B. near Fortv-eighth
street and taken to 'Squire Leslie's office.
Jeet ofapaper in to-morrow's Dispatch. It is
from the pen of Lady Colin Campbell, the du
voreed daughter-in-law of the Duke ofArgyle.
The Law nnd Order League After the
State Moneys Alleged to be In Schaefer
and C'nssldy's Hands.
The papers are to be filed this morning in
the Prcthonotary's office against J. M.
Schaefer, Alderman, and M. F. Cassidy,
Alderman, to recover certain amounts ot
money for the State, which, it is alleged,
were collected by them from parties who
had offended against the Sunday laws and
who were sued by the Law and Order So
ciety. The amount of the claim against Alder
man Schaefer is $225, and against Cassidy
$175. In the affidavit against Alderman
Cassidy (sworn to by1 K. S. Frazer and
signed by Yost & Bebman, attorneys for the
plaintiff), the following cases are, cited as
having come before the 'Squire and the
fines as having been collected by him:
Lorenzo Lorenzin, B. Caplan, W. C. Wat
kins, T. C. Watfcins, John Kandolph, Louis
Bea and Leo Spuhler. It goes on to state
that the money had been paid to the Alder
man before April 1, and that a demand
therefor had been frequently made of the
defendant, but he had refused to pay it
Alderman Schaefer is charged with having
collected $25 from J. A. Martin. Tim Keefe,
Conrad Driscoll, Sam Martin. Arthur Mar-,
tin and several others, and it goes on to
state that:
Transcripts under the hand and seal of J. M.
Schaefer, Alderman, the first being dated July
11, 1SS8, thb second Angnst 6, 188S and the third
Angnst 13, 18S8, showing the infliction and pay
ment to tbe defendant of several fines are in
the possession of plaintiff's attorneys.
It is pretty well understood that the Law
and Order Society is at the root of these
suits, and that they want to bring the Alder
men to time.
Mr. Yost was called upon and requested
to throw a little more lieht upon the situa
tion: but he had nothing to say on the sub-
rject, except that these fines had not been
turned over to tbe state, as tne law de
manded. The Law and Order Society had
sent circulars to all property owners, warn
ing them not to let their buildings again for
immoral purposes, for they will institute a
strong crusade against them.
A Tonng Ulan Attempts to Bob a Woman
of Her Gold Watch and Blag.
Last evening a young man named Albert
Davison went to the house of Mrs. Mo
Kenna, on Ann street, near Pride, and after
talking to her for, a short time, asked to see
a ring which she had on her finger. She let
him have it - He then asked her where she
kept her watch. She refused to tell him.
He knocked her down and threatened to
make her tell.
Mrs. McKenna screamed and Davison ran
out of the house. She followed him to
Pride street where she met Officers Baltz
and Sullivan, whom she told. They chased
Davison, but he escaped. In his flight he
dropped a high silk hat Mrs. McKenna
lost the ring.
Tho Saperlntendent of Oakland,
Schools Visits the City.
Superintendent Fred M. Campbell, of the
Oakland schools, California, and President
of the National Education Association,
stopped over in the city yesterday to see his
friend, Prof. Luckey. He left for Wash
ington last night. The annual meeting of
the association will be held there March 6,
7 and 8; and Prof. Campbell had come on to
attend it
They Must Borrow Money.
AH the appropriations for the payment of
salaries to officials in Allegheny have been
exhausted, and some will have to wait un
til the appropriation ordinance is passed.
At the meeting of the Police Committee
last evening Mayor Pearson was authorized
to borrow money to pay the police for the
month of February.
PUINCQF RANIfQ and bankers, with
bnlNCOC DAfirVO the financial meth
ods of the Celestials, their system of credit,
bookkeeping, exchanges and clearing houses,'
exhaustively described in tomorrow's Dis
patch by Frank G. Carpenter.
At Hamilton's
Xou can get a piano or organ that will please
you, and' if you will go in and examine
them and hear the prices and terms, you will
be more than pleased, for after vou have se
lected aninstrument that pleases you the
questionof price and terms has to be con
sidered. Many purchasers are led to believe
that because Hamilton has the largest,
finest and best adapted salesroom in the city
that his prices are the highest, but that is a
mistake, as you can prove by calling and
examining and hearing for yourself. It is
true he does not bother with small goods,
devoting his exclusive attention to the piano
and organ trade, watching, buying the
best quality of goods for cash and thus
being enabled to sell them lower than it is
possible to buy the same quality anywhere
else. Among the goods he has handled for
vears you will find the leadera the very
best known at home and abroad, that have
stood the test of artist, amateur and years of
use; then you will find the finest class in
medium grade and lower-priced goods. A
piano witn outfit of stool, scarf and book
for $190, $225, $250 and so on up, step by
step, till you reach the fine, solid mahogany,
walnut and rare woods at $400 to $1,000
or $1,500. So we assure you it will pay you
to call at Hamilton's, 91 and 93 Fifth ave
nue if you want to purchase a piano, and
it will cost you nothing to call and satisfy
B. &B.
The greatest purchase of the season
India silks. Genuine Indias, not Fou
lards 65 and 75 cents, 27 inches wide.
Boggs & Buhl.
Men's Spring Neckwear Tjatest Styles,
A special line at 25 cents; also at 50 cents
all the newest styles and shapes now in
stock. Open tiU 9 o'clock Saturdays.
Penn Avenue Stores.
The First
Spring overroat and suit sale of the season
takes place to-day at onr stores. We have
just received from New York an entire new
stock of spring overcoats, many of them
silk-lined and made from the famous
Auburn meltons and imported Thibet.
Your choice to-day at $10, $10. Special
sale in our children's suit department
Many of our finest children's suits, marked
$3, $4, $5, reduced to $2 25 to-day. P. C.
C. C, cornpr Grant and Diamond streets,
opposite new Court House.
Look at our night shirts for men 50c, 75c
and $1. Plain white and fancy styles.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
The Finest In tho Marker.
Have you tried Mrs. Harrison's Inaugura
tion cookies? If not, ask your grocer for
them. They are delicious.
its s. S. Marvin & Co.
Scbofula cured free of charge at 1102
Carson st, Soutuside.
B. ifcB.
Gentlemen, compare our 3 for $2 shirts
with the usual $1 shirt, and our 50c with
other 75c shirts, you'll buy ours every time.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
The First
Spring overcoat and suit sale of therseason
takes place to-day at our stores. We have
just received from New York an entire new
istock of spring overcoats, many of ' them
bilk-lined and made from the famous
iubnrn meltons and imported Thibet
Your choice to-day at $10, 10. Special sale
irfVour children's suit department. Many
of pur finest children's suits, marked $3, $4,
$5reduced to $2 25 to-day. P. C. C. C,
confer Grant and Diamond streets, opposite
new uouri nouse.
The Recompense Company Meets, Gobbles
the Balance orStock and Resolves to Go
It Alone Mexican Safety.
An important meeting of the Becompense
Mining Company, of this city, was held
yesterday afternoon in the office of J. A.
McCormick, No. 150 First avenue. This
company has been in existence for a year;
but the object and business has been kept
very quiet The capital stock is $100,000,
and the object is to develop a gold mine (not
a tin mine) in Mexico. All the stock had
previously been taken except $12,000 worth,
which was doubled, gobbled, and thns taken
out of the market entirely yesterday. This
was done after the committee appointed to
visit the mine had made their report.
The company has a very interesting his
tory. It was formed with J. A. McCormick
President and C. G. Dixon Secretary and
Treasurer. The property is one mile in
i length and 1,000 feet wide, and is located in
the monntains 9,500 feet above the level of
the sea, and is 100 miles from the city of
. Durango and 30 miles from tbe town of
Alisos. It is 300 miles from any railroad.
-Two months ago tbe company appointed
a committee to go to the minesand investi
gate, and if fonnd as represented the com
mitteemen were authorized to put up the
machinery and begin operations. This
committee was composed of Messrs. C. G.
Dixon, Herman Kunkle and J. A. McCor
mick. Their report was presented at the
meeting yesterday, and was of a most favor
able character. When they left, all the
machinery needed was at the foot of the
mountain, and had yet to be hauled a dis
tance of 30 miles to tte mines. It is likely
iff place now, and active work will be com
menced within a few weeks.
When the company purchased the prop
erty there had been a dispute among the
owners, which resulted in a lawsuit that
necessitated the selling ot the mines. The
property was purchased by Mr. McCormick
for $48,000. The ground is covered with
forests of oak, pine and cedar, and there is
enough fuel (a scarce article in Mexico) to
run the mines about 100 years.
None of the stock of the Becompense
Mining Company will bepnton the market,
as tbe present stockholders have signified
their intention of buying the stock that re
mains unsold.
One of the members of the committee who
went down to the mines said they were in
charge of Lewis Kaufman, of this city.
He has in his employ a number of men
whom he pays $1 a day, and this is consid
ered good wages. He said the Mexicans
are not as black as they are painted. He
has traveled hundreds of miles with the
money with which to pay the men, and no
person ever attempted to rob him. He savs
he would rather travel alone in Mexico with
money than in the United States.
KTUF I II V OF ROCHON," by Maurice
ilfc UIL. I Thompson, begint'xn to-morrow's
DISPATCH. It is a powerful story of
piratical days in the Gulf of Mexico. All who
delight in pure fiction, based on American
historical eients, should not fail to read "The
Lily of Sochon."
Our Kid Glove Bargains 80c and 91,
Begular $1 25 and $1 75 quality all sizes.
Jos. Hoeite & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. fcB.
27-inch India silks, new ones, empire
and directoire styles, 65 and 75 cents; on
sale this Saturday.
Boggs & Buhl.
The Fnuions Cable Line.
Everybody is buying Cable Line cakes.
They are splendid. You should try them.
Your grocer keeps them. tts
B. ifcB.
New lines men's best neckwear; all the
shapes, 25c to $1 50 each.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
Sanitarium and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mnd baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators". Address'John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
B. ifcB.
All the new spring shades in our "best"
dollar real kid glovp. Eviry pair war
ranted. Boggs & Buhl,
How Paper Is Made.
Free lecture to-night at Curry University
by Mr. Barnes, paper manufacturer, of
West Newton, Pa.
Use Angostura Bitters to stimulate the
appetite and keep the digestive organs in
See James H. Aiken & Co.'s display for
men's fine neckwear, 100 Fifth ave.
How Paper Is Made.
Free lecture to-night at Curry University,
Sixth street.
B. fcB.
The best shirts at 50, 75c and $1, un
laundried and unequaled at these prices.
Boggs & Buhl, Allegheny.
French and Scotch Ginghams, Ander
son's Plaids, advanced styles in French
Satines, advanced designs in India
Silks.complete lines of Foreign and Do
mestic Wash FaDncs ready for spring
Shipments on sate at low prices for
first-class goods. Special prices on 37
and 45-inch Flouncings.
Spring Invoices of
That needs no commendation to any
buyer who has used it, coming from
makers wbo aim at perfection, yet meet
the market in price. ,
Tbe following departments in daily
receipt of new and desirable effects:
Second floor for Cloaks, Suits and
Shawls, Children and Misses' Suits.
505 AND 507 MARKET ST.
Delicious table fruit: also a full line of
California and Delaware fresh fruits In extra
syrup, tins and glass.
ja26-ws Family Grocers.
UlVlti CNmiU,
urveyor,. Draughtsman and Deslgnerof
.Bridges koois ana aim .Buuaings,
Room 62 Eisner Bulldinz.
Jdel3-k68-D 61 FIFTH AVENUE, Pittsburg.
is the Interest of tbe
tiosal Aaeadmeat. "
The prohibition amendment received a
regular boom at a mass meeting in the
Fourth U. P. Church, Allegheny, last
night Numerous speeches were made by
clergymen and laymen. Miss Jennie Wil
son presided, and Prof. J. K. McClarken
opened the meeting with a strong address,
in which he spoke of the saloonist as a great
criminal. The Bev. W. F, Cowden occu
pied the speaker's place next, with a simi
lar discourse.
Then J. S. Henderson followed, and said
that people who came from foreign coun
tries, leaving a monarchy and despotism be
hind them, came over here and, before they
could even speak English, attempted to
teach Americans the ethics of personal lib
eitr. . .
W. M. Price concluded the meetlng'by
expressing the wish that women should
have a vote, and there would be no fear M
to the Issue. "f
The New Parochial School Structure to
Erected Within a Few Weeks.
The First ward parochial school building"!
will De erected at Ho. 216 Penn avenue, It!
is to oe a tnree-story Drick bnilding, eoni j
taining about five school rooms and a large i
uau on tne third floor, which will be used '
as meeting rooms for the various societies ot J
the church, and for entertainments. , T
The plans have not been adopted, but are
now being considered. The building will'
have a front entrance on Penn avenue and
a side entrance from Exchange alley. Workf
on its erection will be commenced as sooat
as possible.
Father Sheedv. sneak-intr nf 1ia Ta.l
said, yesterday: "By the erection of thit
v:i.i; :n 111 a t.:j ... .J
uuiiumg no mi aju two uiros witn onei
stone. An educational institution willchej
erected on a site ou winch asa!oon is now!
-rs THE-
Ulsters, Raglans and Jackets Black
Jackets in Stockinette and Diagonals
rA.Y.. S .a COA TV... ... .11 .. J.i
and lit beautifully.
New Dress Goods more of them
each day. Over 00 pieces of new all
wool French Cashmeres, 50c, 65c to
Jl 25, choice new shades. New fancy
combination styles in plaids and stripes.
50c a yard. New plain Suiting Cloths,
40c and 60c; 50 inches wide, extra qua
Foreign Dress Goods Our 'oirnlias.
portations now coming in 75c to $2 a
yard; certainly the largest stock to b
seen; colorings all of the newest, and a
beautiful line of Black and' 'White
Dress Goods. . . .
Large stock of Black Wool Dress
Goods, in plain and fancy weares.
Visit the enormous stock'; of Glng. V
hams and Satines, 10c to 60c a yard.
T!vryTiAWMt and ht kcvIjk i1 TnaVassssV
j --..,.-..,.
is shown here.
Special Kid Glove Bargains this
week. - -jT
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l Imported in one pound poreeJta yesscsJso
jemes, marmaiauo sou jjicserrai uuiu,mar-
m. a la mm 1h h ssla si.
or retail JNO. A. RENSHAW &COJ-
Liberia NtakKs.
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