Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 07, 1889, Page 3, Image 3

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Almost Done to a Turn in
Judge White's Conrt.
The Judge Lectures Temperance Peo
ple as Indiscriminate Kickers.
A Good-Looking Man Famishes His Honor
Finishing Material.
Applicants from the Third ward of Mc
Xeesport, Spring Garden, Sharpsbnrg and
Yerona were heard at the morning session
of License Court During the entire day
97 applicants went through. At one point
the Court became impatient at the persistent
actirity of ttife temperance advocates, and
remarked: "I get impatient at the temper
ance people hammering at every one. I
think they should help me in making proper
selections. They nave the information as to
the best houses and should give it to me. I
want the information given to me in open
court. I will talk to no one privately on
this question. The applicants should tell
me honestly if iheir houses are better than
some others."
Mrs. Hester, of McKleesport, told an af
fecting story and also save the temperance
people a tongue-lashing for what she
claimed was a malicious prosecution on
their part. She had her nine children with
her in court. The oldest is 18. Her hus
"band was killed a year ago in the National
Soiling .Mill. Her pathetic story exerted
a marked effect on Judge White.
The list of applicants called during the
day is appended:
McKeesport, Third ward James Crosby. 19
Fourth avenne; William Dean, 745 orth street;
Fred Kggley, Demmlcr station, B. & O. K. K.:
Sebistlxn Englert. 1304 lirth aveuue: Edward
Fritchle, 44 Center street: David Hardy. Jr., I1G9
Hrth street; Kosrad Hausaman, 747 Fifth ave
nue; M illlara F. Hunter. GO! Fifth avenue; Cath
erine Hester. 509 Fourth avenue: 'William Knee,
township mad, near Demmler station; Dennis
ill, 503 Fourth avenue.
Sharpsbnrg John Almeyer, 1900 Main street;
Valentine Berner, 814 Main street; Jacob M.
Bragg, 401 Isouth Main street: Joseph Eshman,
702 Main street: John Joyce, SOS booth Main street;
J. J. Luti. 714, 71S and 718 Main street; Louis
Laeng, 1814 Main street; Thomas J. Murphy, cor
ner Clay and Tenth streets; Andrew Noe, 914
Main street; Patrick McBrlde, 16 Bridge street;
Charles (TDonneU, 800 and 802 Main street; John
Frlnx, corner .North Canal and Clay streets; F. C.
l'llgram, Jll South Main street; John V. Bed
dlnger, las Main street; Henry Stein, 924 Main
street; Nicholas Cohmltchen, 1003 and 1010 Jorth
Canal street: Lonls Walser, 313 South Main street.
Spring Garden Borough Amelia Fisher, bpring
Garden plank, road; George Osterle, bprlug Gar
den avenue; C. D. bchrlner, corner Spring Gar
den road and WickUnes lane.
Verona Borough, First "Ward Henry Berg,
Railroad avenue; Alexander Mader, corner Cen
ter and East Kallroad avenues; Daniel Bitter,
East Ballroad avenue; F. 3. Voltz, corner Ball
road avenue and James street.
Verona Borough, Second Ward. Henry Eltln,
corner Ballroad avenue and H street.
West Liberty BorouchB. BandLOld W ashlng
ton road: William Haas, Old Washington road;
JohnTrost, Old Washington road.
Baldwin August Ahlborn, corner Brownsv llle
road and Marron street; Peter-ELsenbart. on
Marysvllle road; William Franey.-on Blver road:
Gnstav John, Six Mile Ferry road; John W.Os
termeler, Brownsville and Birmingham road;
Anna Plstorius, corner Harrow and Joseph
streets; John Plappert, at Oak station. Castle
Shannon Ballroad; William A. bchanb, on
Brownsville road: Peter bcheutz, Marysvllle
street and Township road; Peter Slicker, on
BrownsvlUe road; Christian Schmidt, on Browns
ville road: Peter Trost. on Brownsville road;
Peter TrenhauBer, on Brownsville road; Gottlieb
Voetsch, on Brownsville road; bebastlan Wagner,
Eabermans Bun road; William Wols; on Becks
Bun road; William 1'onng, on Castle Shannon
Chartiers township Thomas Fahey, Chartlers
and Boblnson township turnpike; James Mogan,
Chartiers and Boblnson township turnpike: Sam
uel H. McCartney, on bteubenvllle turnpike;
Thomas beymour, on Chartiers and Boblnson
township turnpike.
Collier township John Storch, corner Washing
ton avenue and First street.
Forward township Thomas Scarneld, Elizabeth
and West ewton road.
Hampton township John Lnnz, AUegheny and
Butler plank road; William Mabl, Butler and
Pittsburg plank road.
Harrison township Stephen Conwell andHenry
Smith, corner Brackenridge and Cherry streets;
John Felter, North Canal street;" Minnie draw.
Chestnut street; Conrad Huth, head or Garfield
and Uhestnut streets, John W. Heyer. Vine
street; Bonl Hengl. West Locust street; Georee
Hagele. on Freeport road: Gottlieb Kuhnert, on
TownshlDroad: Isaac H. Euhn, on Brackenridge
avenue: Herman Liebold. orth Canal street:
Joseph Menlgat, road leading to Freeport; Frank
M olfi, Jr , corner V lne and Maple streets; George
Snvder, Tare n turn ana baxonburgxoad.
Harmer township Thomas Hnlings, Pittsburg
and Freeport road.
Indiana township William Hartz. on Three De
cree road; William B. King and Philip Thomas,
on hittannlng road.
I-owerbt. Clair township-Michael Augustine,
49 Brownsville road: Joseph Butler. HUabethtown
Site and Jane street; W 1111am Balmer, on Beck's
nn road; John Fromm, Ormsby avenue, near
Ottilia street; John Franz, 17 Brownsville road;
Catharine G. Goldbach, Southern avenue; A.
W. Hoffmtn. corner Mountain street and Ormsby
avenue; Frederick H. Hampe, 94 Brownsville
road: PeterKarrenbauer, bprlng avenue: Herman
Mewes, corner Brownsville road and Carbon
street: William Prim, corner Ormsby avenue and
bchool alley; John bchlrra, corner Barkhammer
and Spring avenues; Peter Schmltt, corner Bark
hammer and Williams street; Frank einelhmer.
corner Ormsby avenue and Mountain street.
"When Sharpsburg was taken up the first
seven applicants went through withont inci
dent. Thomas J. Murphy was a new man. He
had been selling beer for Walnwrlght's brewery
and got 23 cents a keg. Judge White remarked
that their time would come when they came np
for license. ,
John Prim had had trouble once, and in the
fight part of his nose was bitten off. There had
been cross suits, and be got one month to the
workhouse and his opponent five months.
The First ward, Verona, had four applicants
who were not detained long. Henry Udn was
the only man from the Second ward. His
license had been taken away during the past
year. , Attorney Bowand presented a well
signed petition, asking that Mr. Elkin be civet,
a license, and that the Allegheny Valley Rail
road picnic grounds be closed, as these grounds
were the cause of the trouble at that point.
The afternoon session opened with West Lib
rty borough, which sent up three applicants.
They were told that there would probably be
one licensed bouse there next year.
August Ahlborn, Baldwin township, opened
np the rural district. John Mullaley, Superin
tendent for Heeling's coal mines, testified that
be took two men to Ahlbom's honse to get
boarding for them. Mrs. Ahlborn said she had
no servant and couldn't bother with them, so
be took them to an unlicensed bouse, where
they were accommodated.
There were 17 applicants from Baldwin. The
only other one questioned closely was Gottleib
Voltsch, who was refused last year. Mr. Christy
presented a communication from Arthur Low,
saying Voltsch had sold to drunkards and
would not deny it. Voltsch said the man was
The Chartiers township applicants were four
in number, of whom 8. H. McCartney and
Thomas Seymour hare license now. McCart
ney denied that there had been cock fighting
or dog fighting at his place. Seymour's exami
nation was about his accommodations.
John Storch was the only applicant from
Collier township. There was no license in the
township last year and the applicant thought
there should be a house to accommodate the
traveling public ... ,
Thomas Scarfield was likewise the only ap
plicant from Forward township, and thought
there was necessity for a licensed house. At
torney Nevin appeared to oppose the applica
tion, and the Court informed him that there
was no necessity.
JohnXnnz had applied for license in Hamp
ton township, but withdrew his application.
'William Walls wanted a license in that town
Ship. He kept a hotel and has every accom
modation for a country hotel, including stable,
etc. The Conrt advited him to keep his place
without a license.
Stephen Conwell and Henry Sfiilth were
from Harrison township, and their place was
about half a mile from the class and salt works.
Jndge White informed them that the proprie
tors of these works bad remonstrated against
the granting of any license in that township.
The applicants thought their place was neces
sary to accommodate the traveling public
John Renter was refused last year. His,
honse was built for the business, and he had al
ways conducted it in an orderly manner.
Minnie Graw failed to answer when her
name was called. ,
Conrad Huth was refused last year, but
could not tell why. Public necessity was his
reason for again bobbing up serenely.
John W. Hever has a license now, and takes
in from f30 to $35 per day, and S60 to $70 on Sat
urday. He was returned for selling to minors,
but the bill was ignored. He furnished no
drink on Sunday, and had no trouble about his
honse. . , . .
Rono Hengis was refused last year, and
wanted a license to help make a living and
help pay off his debts.
George Henele was one of last year's lucky
applicants. His receipts average $30 per day.
He was returned for selling to a Willie Scholl;
bnt that person was of age.
Gottlieb Kuhnert applied last year, but did
not appear when his name was called, because
be could not get bondsmen. He has been
keeping a restaurant and takes in from 85 to ?7
per day. . , - .,
Isaac A Kuhn has 11 rooms and 6 boarders.
He also serves meals when called for aud
wonld like to serve liquor.
Herman Liebold wanted a license to better
his present condition, which made Judge
White remark: "Well, that's candid."
The applicant has been traveling for a liquor
house for 12 years, but is sick now and wants
to get into business.
Joseph Meingat was refused lat year and
closed his place up because it would not pay.
He would like to open up again, with the per
mission of the Court.
George Snyder was refused last year, and ad
mitted that he had been hauling beer to differ
ent houses in the township, but wonld not tell
whose they were. The beer was shipped up
from different breweries.
Frank Wolff, Jr., was refused last year, and,
as he has all his money invested In theproperty,
he wants a chance to make some money to pay
off a certain debt. fc
Thomas Hulings was from Harmar township.
He was not aware that the Court had made a
temperance township out of Harmar. He bad
a good house and excellent stabling accommo
dations. Joseph A Shanl, of Harmar township, did
not answer.
William Hartz was from Indiana township,
and has a license. He takes in from $5 to 10 a
day from liquor and the nighest amount during
the 3 ear was $15. Mr. Christy tried to trip the
applicant up about his having sold to minors
and intoxicated men, but failed.
William King nd Phillip Thomas are also
from Indiana township, and have a license.
They take in from $5 to $10 per day, and $15 was
the highest amount. Judge White remarked
that the amount of business done by both
houses showed that there was no necessity for
a licensed house in that township.
Michael Augustine was the first applicant
called from Lower St. Clair township, but he
failed to respond to his name.
Joseph Buller was refused last year, and
thought his place a necessity. His house is a
large one.
William Balmer was refused last year, and
thought his place necessary, but could not tell
John From stated that the receipts of his
Slace reachodfrom $2,000 to $3,000 per year,
'here was no trouble about his place, and he
sold none to minors.
John Franz takes in from 20 to $25 ner dav
and $30 to $35 on Saturdays. He never had any
trouble about bis place.
Catherine G. Goldbach has a large house of
17 rooms. SheXakeS in $S per day from the bar,
and $27 was the highest she ever received in
one day. She also has accommodation for 50
horses. There never was any tro able about her
A. W. Hoffman was refused last year and has
improved his place so that it is a good place to
accommodate the traveling public
Frederick H. Hampe has been driving a
wagon for his father, who is in the bottling
business! He got some beer at home, bnt gave
not a drop of it to his boarders.
JJeter Karrenbauer is a cripple and a license
would give him a revenue to live on.
Margaret McGnire did not answer.
Herman Mewes wants a license because his
place is near the junction of three railroads.
Attorney Noble handed iuan unsollcitated pe
tition of seventy-five citizens in favor of the
Wm Frimm was refused last year. He is a
cripple, and can't make a living any other way.
He positively denied having had any beer in
the house.
John Scharra was too sick to appear, and his
wife answered the questions. She furnishes
meals when called for, and, as her husband is
about 60 years old, he cannot work. Tbey have
no beer at the house, but have some wine
which they make themselves.
Peter Schmitt was refused last year. He
admitted having sold beer during this year;
and the subsequent proceedings interested him
no more
Frank Weineiheimer wore a large sized smile
as he faced the Court and said he was refused
last year. He thought he ought to have a li
cense, so as to prevent the Germans who live
in his neighborhood from carrying kegs up the
hill on their backs. He admitted that Winters'
brewery wagon was up in his neighborhood; but
he never saw the Winters' butter milk wagon.
Judge White 1 have marked down here on
my book: "A good-looking man, who appears
to be very fair and truthful."
Mr. Weineiheimer That suits me, sir.
A petition was presented, asking for a trans
fer of the application of Amand Fierle (who
died last week), to his wife. This was granted
by Judge White, who took occasion to remark
that the physician's certificate in that case was
but poorly made out, and if he had known that
the man was in a dangerous condition he would
not have ordered him in court.
The entire county will he finished Mon
day, and on Tuesday the wholesale dealers
will probably be taken np. It is expected
that they will be finished in about three days.
Cromllsh May Have to Go ir Oliver is
Elected President.
The sudden death of President Callery is
liable to result in some changes being made
in the force of the Pittsburg and Western
road. Local railroad men think that if
Harry Oliver,. Jr., is made President
General Freight Agent "W. L. Cromlish and
Local Freight Agent Robinson will have to
walk the plank. Mr. Oliver's love for these
gentlemen is said not to be of the cleaving
"Whether other changes will be made is
not known. Developments are waited for
with interest.
The Wholesale Men Will Show the VUillna;
Retailers a Good rime.
Mr. Percy P. Smith has completed the ar
rangements for the reception of the retail
merchants who will visit the city April 22
at the invitation of the wholesale men. An
excursion rate of 2 cents per mile has been
secured. The tickets are good for the en
tire week.
'On Tuesday the visitors will be given a
boat ride on the river. The balance of the
week will be spent in seeing the sights and
indnstries of Pittsburg. A grand banquet
will be given on Thursday evening.
An Old Cool Tipple Fall on a Passing Train
In the West End.
The old coal tipple of the Clinton mill,
West End, overhanging the Panhandle, has
been shaky for some time. Yesterday while
an engine and caboose were passing under
it the tipple fell down on the caboose, in
which were the crew of the train.
Conductor Stephens had his leg broken,
but the others escaped uninjured. The
train was running fast when the accident
Money In His Bootleg.
Detectives Coulson and John McTighe
arrested George Burden at the B. & O. de
pot yesterday. He is wanted in Lancaster
bn a charge of embezzlement. He had $355
in his bootleg.
Twenty Dollars for-Twelve.
The handsomest garments in the "world
are our Olenmore suits. They come in the
following fabrics: Cheviots, cassimeres,
worsteds, diagonals, tricots, broadwales,
meltons, etc., and black, blue, brown, gray
and mixed are the shades. The pants are
cut either wide or medium. No ready-made
looks about the entire garment. Onr price
for these suits is (12. They beat anything
ever yet shown at $20. Ask for the' Glen
more. They combine ease, grace and fit.
You'll find 'em at our store, P. C. C. C,
cor. Grant and Diamond fits., opp. new
Court House.
The Bloodless History of Those
Skunk Hollow Cannon Balls.
The Charming Eeminiscences Brought Out
By the Discovery.
A mytery is solved. This morning THE
Dispatch is able to tell its readers Ihe
true story of those cannon balls dug out of
the earth a few days ago by the laborers of
Booth & Plinn up the Thirty-third street
hollow. Ever since the discovery the most
profound thinkers of that classic valley
have been greatly agitated. They believed
they were on the eve oi important histori
cal revelations. Skunk Hollow, as the
scene of one of the early games of hide-and-seek
between the French, and Indian sneaks
and the British soldiery, might even yet
change the whole face of Pittsburg's pioneer
maps. It is hard to tell just how much
would be lost if the Battle of Skunk Hol
low has been really omitted from the pages
of history. If the theory of the Thirty
third street sages were substantiated it
might be possible to prove that Ben Venue
station sits upon the site of Old Fort Du
quesne, instead of upon made ground over
an abandoned millrace.
But the denizens of Skunk Hollow may
sleep sound to-night. The cannon balls
have a bloodless history. There is con
vincing proof that the French and Indians
never took a scalp within the narrow con
fines of the valley; that even the towering
heights of Fort Herron were never stormed,
although its entrenchments thrown up dur
ing the "War of the Rebellion were to pro
tect the same little hollow; and the only
bloodshed the neighborhood has ever seen
was during the railroad riots.
The cannon balls themselves gave no in
dications of how many human bosoms they
had plowed through before burying them
selves in the hill alongside of the Pennsyl
vania railroad. The Dispatch grew dis
couraged in its search among the maps and
archives of the "Western Pennsylvania His
torical Association. French manuscripts
preserved from Fort Duquesne were eagerly
translated, but they yielded nothing.
Light broke through the cobwebs of an
tiquity at last It, came from the direotion
of the South Side. Following np the gleam
yesterday the writer found living at No.
705 Carson street, Mr. C. T. Chiverly. "His
straight, agile frame, bright eyes, strong
voice and perfect health gave him the ap
pearance of a man not more than 55. In
reality he is in his 70th year.
"I hauled those cannon balls out there
myself," he said, stroking his tiny white
imperial. "Let's see; it must have been in
the year 1833 or 1834.
"Why, it was in 1833, for that was the
year you aud I were married," broke in the
old gentleman's wife.
The recollection evidently pleased her,
lor she laughed lightly. "My mem'ry is
better than yours, pap, and I am 73 years
Sho looked every bit of her age. Stooped
in form, with a thin face, silvery hairs
carefully brushed back beneath a black lace
head dress, Mrs. Chiverly seemed just the
kind of a trail lady for the broad shoulders
and steady arms of her consort to protect.
Then of all the charming reminiscences
those two aged people wove around the can
non balls! The history they gave was
bloodless, but most interesting.
testing famous cannon.
"Far back in those days," continued Mr.
Chiverly, "I was driving a team for 'Squire
Jack Sarver, one of the pioneers, of Law
renceville. These cannon ball I hauled from
the arsenal, and from McClurg & "Wade's
foundry. I took them to the creek which
used to flow into the Allegheny river
where Thirty-third street now extends, then
up along the creek by what was then known
as Denny's Hollow. Up this hollow a short
distance, just about where these balls have
been found, was located the proving grounds
for the testing of cannon made at McClurg
& Wade's foundry. This foundry, you will
remember, was afterward owned by the cele
brated Knapp & Bodman, and, as the Fort
Pitt Foundry was the scene of the building
of great guns for the army, on the proving'
grounds of Denny Hollow all the guns were
tested, and "
"Yes, indeed," interrupted Mrs. Chiver
ly, "we girls used to go out there, stand
near the cannons, and watch them firing the
guns off. It was fine sport. That was be
fore we were married."
"You see these cannon balls were fired
into the hillside." resumed the less romantic
hnsband. "Major Butler was then com
mandant at the arsenal. Boger Jeffries,
now living in Lawrenceville, is the only
survivor of the soldiers then on duty at the
arsenal. Billy Johnston kept a well-known
tavern not far from the proving grounds.
One of the cannons had a too heavy charge
once, and the 24-pound ball knocked half
the root off the tavern. I tell you Billy
was mad. This was long before Bodman
had invented the guns which saved the na
tion during the Rebellion."
"Both our fathers were butchers," once
more spoke np the kindly wife. "Christo
pher Chiverly, my man's father, had his
slaughterhouse in Lawrenceville .and his
stall in the old-time Pittsburg market. Mv
father's slaughter house was downtown, but
his stall was just next to Chiverly. Every
body knew th,e two butchers. My father's
name was Francis McBane. I guess no one
is now living to whom he sold meat"
"But I had been a wagoner long before
that," said Mr. Chiverly. "When I was
only 14 years old'I was the driver of one of
the largest Conestoga wagons on the Phila
delphia road. It took me 16 days to make
the trip from Pittsbnrg to Philadelphia,and
the same time to drive backfrom the Quaker
City to Pittsburg. I then drove for the Dun
bars. There were three of them ; John.Mose
and Alexander. We hauled general mer
chandise, and. as it was long before the
canals we had tremendous loads.
"I was the youngest driver on the road,
and was up to all the deviltry known in the
Allegheny Mountains. We had "regular
stopping places for the nights during our
trips. For instance, after leaving Pittsbnrg
the first place we stopped at for the night
was at either Billy McCall's or the Perch
ment hostelry on the Turtle Creek hill.
About the best known place we stopped off
at east of the mountains was Sam Widle's
tavern at Brandywine, Chester county.
Everybody knew Sam. Mine host was a
hearty old German, and held his popularity
with the Quakers well.
"Many a night Ixlaid on the floor of
Widle's place witn tne late Pittsburg irpn
manufacturer, Jacob Painter. He was then
a wagoner like myself. We carried with
us, rolled up in neat packages, a small
mattress and a'slngle coverlet On these
Painter and I used to lie before the tavern
fire at night and tell stories until one or the
other of us dropped ofl to sleep. There "
"I stopped all that kind of work after we
got married," laughed Mrs. Chiverly.
"Home was "
"At another time I drove a wagon over
the mountains for a man named Tubbs. In
looking over some old papers the other day
I discovered that he still owes me a little
bill for driving. Then I drove for General
.Moorhead, and after that for John Darragh,
who was shot in Pierce Brennan's place on
Fifth street a very long time ago."
''That reminds me that I Eaw hnng the
first man ever executed by the law in Pitts
burg," put in Mrs. Chiverly. "His name
was Tiernan, and he killed Campbell. We
lived near the Jail, and I carried Tiernan
many a meal out of my mother's kitchen.
After he was dead my lather wrote Tiernan s
wife a letter, telling her of her husband s
"My mountain team consisted of six sor
rels," continued the old man, "and it was
a hell team, too, if you have ever heard
your mother tell "what that is. I had an 18
barrel wagon a big one it was. TTpon
reaching Pittsburg I always stopped at the
Spread Eagle Hotel, because it had a big
wagon yard. It stood where the Seventh
Avenue Hotel is now; Another popular
wagon yard was Fluke's ign of the Golden
Horse. It was on Liberty street, where the
American Honse now exists. It was more
of a stage coach tavern, on account oi the
good accommodations for travelers. Old
Ben Weaver kept the Mansion Hcpse, at
the corner of Fifth avenue and Wood street.
A very large wagon yard was Sturgeon's,
at the corner of Wood and Diamond streets.
These hotels were all patronized by me from
1825 to 1840."
It is hard to tell where this crazy-quilt of
historical patches would have ended if the
reporter had sat still an hour longer. Mem
ories of political campaigns were just on
the old gentleman's tongue as the writer
arose to go. As he tnrned the knob of the
door the quaint little hostess had jnst that
moment thought of some other episodes of
the courtshipof long ago. Both dissolved
into an invitation to call again.
Mr. Chiverly works at daily labor in a
sawmill at Jeanette, the new town on the P..
R. R. That place is 26 miles distant from
Pittsburg. This sturdy workman of 70
years leaves his home on the Southside every
morning at 5 o'clock, walks a mile and a
half to the Union depot, travels the 26 miles
uy train, returns over tne same u "
journey every evening, walks to Seventh
street, Southside, again and sleeps a health
ier sleep than .many a younger man. His
oldest son, now 50 years of age, is nearly so
old looking as his father that the two are
more frequently taken for brothers than for
father and son. Mr. Chiverly has not used
diquor for nearly 20 years, and has abstained
from tobacco for 17 years. The result is
that he has never, even to this day, been
compelled to use a cane in walking.
"I was never intoxicated but once in my
life." he said.
"And I told him that he should never
come back to me drunk again," she said,
"and he never did."
'Going to vote for Constitutional amend
ment, Mr. Chiverly?" asked the reporter.
"You bet"
Allegheny Council Pass Appropriate Eeio.
lotions In Memory of Peter Waltor, Jr.,
and James Callery.
Both branches of the Allegheny Councils
held a joint meeting yesterday to take ac
tion on the death of Peter Walter, Jr., a
member of Common Council, and James
Callery, formerly a member of Select
Council. .
Two committees of five each were ap
pointed to draw up appropriate resolutions.
In the preamble the committee spoke of
Mr. Walter's energy, his kindness to the
poor and weak and tne vigor with which he
opposed an antagonist. His fellow members
regretted his demise, and spoke of the loss
to the Fourth ward, which Mr. Walter
had represented in Council for 13,vears.
The other committee referred feelingly to
Mr. Callery's sterling character, and the
part he had taken in contributing to the
material wealth of the city. His sudden
death was deeply deplored by Councils.
After the resolutions had been read short
addresses were made by different members.
The virtues and life-work of both men were
extolled. Among those who spoke were
President Hunter, Mr. Wertheimer and Mr.
The resolutions were ordered to be placed
on the minutes of both branches of Council.
A committee of five was appointed to
make arrangements to have Councils attend
the funeral of Mr. Walter in a body this
afternoon. The 32 carriages will be at the
City Hall at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The Separation of Prisoners Not Considered
by the Prison Board.
At the regular meeting of the Prison
Board yesterday Dr. A. V. Chessrown was
elected jail physician to succeed thelaie Dr.
Herron. The other candidates for the posi
tion were Drs. Wallace, Warner, Thomp
son, McCready, Campbell and McGrew.
Upon the second ballot Dr. Chessrown re
ceivedeven votes, a majority of the board,
and was elected. Miss Campbell, upon the
recommendation of the Warden, was elected
matron of the jail. The present Board of
Managers of the workhouse was re-eleted.
The matter of transferring the female
prisoners at the jail to the present hospital
department to secure a more complete
separation of the male and female prisoners
and to establish the hospital somewhere
else, was to have been brought up, but was
not for some reason. At the previous meet
ing of the board the Quarterly Committee,
composed of Judge Slagle, Mayor Pearson
and County Commissioner Mercer, recom
mended that such transfer be made, having
investigated the case. There were eight
members of the board present, and a division
occurred on the motion to adopt this course.
A vote was taken resulting in a tie, and the
motion was lost- The matter at present is
in statu quo.
Sirs. Palrmnn Asks the Conrt to Change the
Number of Lot No. 67.
A bill in equity was filed yesterday by
Anna Fairman againrh U. -W. Feegarden,
executor of John Keenan, and the heirs of
Keenan. The plaintiff states that her father,
John Keenan, deeded a lot, numbered 67,
to her, in West Elizabeth. She erected a
house on lot No. 68, next to 67, Ho. 68 being
the one her father pointed out to her and in
tended to give her. He made a mistake in
the number of the lot in making the deed,
the description of both lots being the same.
She having erected the house on lot No.
68, now wants a decree of court to change
the number on the deed from 67 to 68, to
make clear her title.
Payne Explains.
t Senator Payne, of the Standard Oil Com
pany, passed through the city to Cleveland
from Washington yesterday. He said he
had nothing personal against Editor Hal
stad, but his paper bad lied about him.
Mr. Payne thinks if Harrison persists in
nominating "him, he will cause a split in the
Republican party. He doesn't believe Hal
stead will be the next Governor of Ohio.
No New Bridge Needed.
-Mr. F. W. Eoebling says he 4 not here
; for the purpose of building a new bridge, as
rumored. He says a traction road could
easily be run across the Sixth street bridge.
An engineer has pronounced the bridge
perfectly safe. Building a new bridge
farther "up the river would necessitate a
number of carves in the road, which should
be avoided.
Twenty Dollars for Twelve.
The handsomest garments in the world are
our Glenmore suits. fZhey come in the fol
lowing fabrics: Cheviots, cassimeres, worst
eds, diagonals, tricots, broadwales, meltons,
etc, and black, blue, brown, gray and
mixed are the shades. The pants are cut
either wide or medium. No ready-made
looks about the entire garment Our price
for these suits is (12. They beat anything
ever yet shown at $20. Ask for the Glen
more. TheV combine ease, grace and fit
You'll find "'em at our store. P. C. C. C,
cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,opp.new Court
Dickson, the Tailor,
Is the man to make your spring and sum
mer suits look like new at a trifle. Give
jhinra trial, 65 Fifth ave., cor. TVood st,
aa aoor. - xeiepnone aiaxj.
How tho City Dealers Hay Secure It From
the Fanners' Agent.
The threatened milli famipa to-morrow
may be easily averledtf consuiners insist on
the dealers supplying'them as usual. The
milk mav be easily obtained by the dealers
from F. C. Reed, pf the Chartiers Creamery
Company, who has be6fi appointed agent for
the Milk Producers" Union of Western
Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
Dealers wishing to get their usual supply
of milk on Monday must st apply to the
office of the Chartiers Cftreamery Company
for order slips., This oHee 4s at No. 616
Liberty street Sir. Reed says it will be
open as early as 5!30 Monday morning to
enable the dealers to get the order slips.
With such slips the dealers may then get
the milk at the trains. Heretofore dealers
have been accustomed to getting the milk
direct from the trains. The new method
will give "better satisfaction all around.
The Producers' Union U formed of hun
dreds of farmers And, dairymen fa the seven
counties of . Pennsylvania contiguous to
Pittsburg, and of the neighboring counties
in Ohio. Yestefdayand the day before a
great many new 'farmers took, out cards of
membership and signed the agreement to
ship all their mflkjo Mr. Reed. A consti
tution has already been" printed, and the
combination is now one- of the strongest ever
formed in. this parf of the country. Its only
purpose is to free the milk business of un
reliable persons, and to give the thousands
of city consumers an absolutely pure quality
of the lacteal fluid.
Some of the largest milk dealers in the
city sent word to the office of the creamery
yesterday that they tfould regularly here
after get their milk'through the new agency.
Among these was an extensive Southside
dealer. He begins on, Monday morning
early. Mr. Heed is confident that when
once inaugurated dealersgenerally will find
the new system an improvement on the old
one and a benefit to all.
Young and Old Delighted by a Laudable
Piece of Enterprise.
The exclamations of pleasure and delight
that fell from the lips of the hundreds who
yesterday crowded the sidewalk in front of
Kaufmann's large cornerwtadow were justi
fied by the artlstia and magnificent display
within. Through handsome groups of trop
ical plants and flowers 'the eye beholds a
moving panorama of Easter tableaux both
unique and original. The great emblem of
Easter, the egg, is, of course, all prevalent,
and is exhibited from the regular hen's size
to one in which the little boy can play
"hide and seek." Ihe chariot races come
in lor a large share of admiration. The
chariots in this case are beautiful floral egg
shells; instead of horses, droll, long-eared
bunnies, white aft snow, bounding and leap
ing as only rabbits can, while the reins are
held by gayly-dressed boys little Lord
Fauntleroy being the most conspicuous.
The center of the window represents the
well-known scene of Bedloe'&Jsland, with a
10-foot high statue of Liberty, made of im
mortelles, -while two little sailor boys,
seated in a large floral skiff, are rocked and
mocked by the waves below. Taken
altogether the display is beantiful, and is
another feather in Kaufmanns' cap.
For Bed Batter. Take the whites of four
eggs well beaten and one cap red sugar,
half cup butter, half cup sweet milk, one
cup seedless raisins, one teaspoonful extract
vanilla, stir in two cups flour,having mixed
thoroughly through it one measure "Ban
ner" Baking Powder.
For White Batter. Take the whites of
four eggs well beaten, one and a half oups
white sugar,three-fourthscup buffer, one cup
sweet milk, one teaspoonful "extract vanilla,
three cups flour, having mixed through the
dry flour one measure. "Banner" Baking
Powder. Bake in an oval pan, using a plain
oval tin ring same shape, and half the size
of the pan; place the ring inside the pan to
divide the batters; pour the red batter inside
and the white outside the ring; then lift out
the ring and bake in a slow oven. When
cut you will have an exact imitation of a
ripe watermelon. Red sugar can be ob
tained from confectioners.
The "Banner" Powder is made fromthe
highest test (99 per cent) cure cream tartar.
! It does not contain alum, ammonia or bone
oust; tneretore, it stands at the ,neaa ot tne
list for perfect pnritv. Many families have
used the "Banner"' Powder for 25 years.
"Scourehe" to clean windows.
"Scourene" to clean woodwork.
"Scourene" lo clean bath tubs.
"Scourene" to clean tinware.
"Scourene" only 6 tents a cake.
Twenty Dollars for Twelve.
The handsomest garments in the world are
our Glenmore suits. They come in the fol
lowing fabrics: ' Cheviots. cassimeres,
worsteds, diagonals, tricots, broadwales,
meltons, etc., and Mack', blue, brown, gray
and mixed are the shades. The, pants are
cut either wide or medium. No ready-made
looks about the entire garment Our price
for these suits is $12. They beat anything
ever yet shown at ?20. Ask for the Glen
more. Tbey combine ease, grace and fit.
You'll find 'em at oifr store, P. C. C. C,
cor. Grant and Diamond sU., opp. new
Court House.
A convenient fitting room is a specialty
of our corset' department Come to the
grand opening to-morrow.
F. SchoenthaIi, 612 Penn ave.
Dickson, thb Tailor,
Is the man to make your spring and sum-
L mer suits look like new at a trifle. Give
him a trial, 65 Fifth ave., cor. Wood st, 2d
floor. Telephone 1558.
Twenty Dollars for Twelve.
The "handsotnest garments in the world
are our Glenmore suits. They come in the
following fabrics: Cheviots, cassimeres,
worsteds, diagonals, tricots, broadwales,
meltons, etc., and black, blue, brown, gray
and mixed are, the. Ihades. The pants are
cut either wide or medium. No ready-made
looks about 'the entire garment' Our price
for these suits is $12. They beat anything
ever yet shown,' at-$20. Ask for the Glen
more. They combine ease, grace and fit.
You'll find 'em at our store. P. O. C. C
cor. Grant and Diamond its., opp. new
Court House:
Dickson, theTaltor, ,
Is the man to make yonr'spring and sum
mer suits look like new at a trifle. Give
him a trial, 65 Tilth ave., cor. Wood st,
2d floor. Telephone 1558.
Cash paid, for old; gold and silver at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. wrsu
Spring- dobdi. '
For a stylish suit or overcoat go to Pit-
cairn's, Uo. 434 Wood at wsu
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I Hauch's, No. 395 Fit e.-S: , rosu
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That heretofore appeared on
this page of THE DISPATCH
will be found on the Eleventh
Page, in the Second Part of
this issue.
The Wants, For Sales, To
Lets, Business Chances, Auc
tion Sales, etc., are placed
under their usual headings on
the Eleventh Page. Adver
tisements handed in too late
for Classification will be
found on the Sixth Page.
A New Invention of Frnctteal Worth.
Extensive experiment with the cable
railway system has thus far proved that it
required many improvements before the
cost of operating ana maintaining could be
reduced to an economic basis. The first
and paramount objection that stockholders
have urged against such investments was the
enormous annual outlay for cables, which,
with the most careful usage rarely last over
eight months, some not half that long.
When it is known that the cable for a five
mile roa.d costs $90,000, it will be seen j hat
value can be attached to the inventive skill
that obviates this objection. The gripping
arrangement of the cable system has always
been defective, and there is on no road in
operation a device employed that does not
propel the cars by means of gripping the
rope. This naturally causes a constant wear
and permits the operator to give his car
only the speed allowed by the cable. As to
reversing the car in case of an accident or
street blockade, -the gripman and the occu
pants are powerless. To the solution of this
apparently unsurmountable problem of me
chanics, the best American inventive genius
has been employed, but after all it was left
for a Pittsburger to carry off the palm of
success. The inventor ot an. apparatus de
signed to take the place of the gripping at
tachment, Mr. Joseph Williams, Jr., has
beyond a donbt succeeded in, perfecting an
apparatus that must supersede the objection
able crip. If any importance may be at
tached to the assertions of expert mechanical
and construction engineers who have ex
amined the working of the apparatus, the
disadvantages of operating a cable system
have been entirely overcome.
The device consists principally of a series
of friction wheels through which power is
conveyed direct to the driving wheels of the
car. The speed of the car is entirely inde
pendent of the speed of the cable that is,
it can be rnn at any desired speed, either
forward or backward, operating equally in
dependent of the direction of the cable.
This latter is one of the most novel features
of the invention, as a car can be run either
waypn a single line, and is always at the
command of the operator.
Mr. Joseph Williams, Jr., the inventor,
is not unknown in the world of mechanism,
having perfected a number of appliances of
direct benefit to the advance of science. His
last achievment is a notable one, and if one
may judge of the interest it has created
among the cable companies ot this city and
at other points, the cable railway system of
the country is in a fair way to be placed on
the plane of perfected modern progress.
Why the New Westlngbouse Gas Dieter
Senders Itself a Necessity for All Con
sumers of Gas.
The merits of any article of conmerce can
not be better tested than by thn verdict of
public opinion.
This fact has been thoroughly exemplified
in the sale ot the new Westinghouse gas
meter, which was described and illustrated
in The Dispatch about three weeks age.
Since that time over 1,000 of these meters
have been sold and put into the houses oi
gas consumers of Pittsburg and its vicinity,
which proves that the people are as anxious
to adopt a good thing as they are ready to
condemn a bad one.
That the Westinghouse meter is the best
article which can, be had for the purpose of
measuring gas, and measuring it accurately,
is a fact as easily demonstrated, as it is
proved that all others are incapable of doing
the work. The reason why the old ones are
unreliable is simply this: While the prin
ciples of their design were not only imper
fect and'faulty, the material out of which
tBey were constructed was also of such a
character that a reliable result was impos
sible to be obtained therefrom. The other
meters have leather diaphragms, from
which the gas rapidly absorbs the moistur,
makes them dry and in a short time hard.
Then the leather warps and binds, causing
such a disorder in the working parts of the
meter that accurate measuring of gas is an
utter impossibility.
The Westinghouse meter, however, is so
constructed that it cannot get out of order.
The mechanical parts are all made out of
iron, brass or steel, remaining totally un
affected from their contact with the gas, and
they are in such perfect balance "so as to
work as a unit on the smallest possible fric
tion, assuring a constant accuracy of meas
urement and a durability heretofore un
equaled by any gas meter. To illustrate
the delicacy of the mechanical parts of the
meter and to prove its unvarying accuracy
of perfect measurement, it need lut be said
that it requires only a pressure of a thou
sandth part of a pound to put the meter to
work and run it.
It is evident from these advantages pos
sessed by the Westinghouse gas meter that
it is the most desirable device for all con
sumers of natural gas. On account of its
acenracy and reliable method of working, it
gives people the assurance that they only.
pay lor as much gas as they use. it is,
therefore, a direct means of economy.
Twenty Dollar for Twelve.
The handsomest garments in the world are
our Glenmore suits. They come in the fol
lowing fabrics: Cheviots, cassimeres,
worsteds, diagonals, tricots, broadwales,
meltons, etc., and black, blue, brown, gray
and mixed are the shades. - The pants are
cut eitherwide or medium. No ready-made
looks about the entire garment. Our price
for these suits is $12. They beat anything
ever yet shown at 520. Ask for the Glen
more. They combine ease, graoe and fit
You'll find 'em at our store, P. C. C. C,
cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. new
Court House.
Spring; Goods.
For a good fitting suit or overcoat go to
Pitcairn's Tailoring Emporium, 431 Wood
street. "wsu
A FtTLii line ot hosiery tor ladies' and
children. Come to the grand opening to
morrow. P. Schoektiial,
612 Penn ave.
Ltnek department An elegant assort
ment of Irish, Scotch and German table
damasks and napkins, towels of all kinds,
luncheon sets, etc.; prices the lowest.
irwFSu Huous & Hacks.
A full line of hosiery for ladies' and
children. Come to the grand opening to
morrow. P. SCHOENTHAL,
' 613 Penn ave. v
Read it! It's Full
and Solid
Purchasers are respectfully requested to lend their attention to
the interesting information that we are exhibiting the most exten
sive and by far the most artistic line of Furniture ever shown in
this old burg. You will find anything you wish in the realm of
PARLOR FURNITURE. Suites from $25 upwards; Divans, Sofas,
Couches, Easy Chairs, Rockers, etc., in Rosewood, Prime Vere,
Mahogany, Cherry and Turkish Overstuffed. Concerning CHAM
'BER SUITES, we can suit you at almost any price. Our specialty
in this department is: Design, the most artistic; workmanship, the
most elaborate; finishes, the very latest, and quantity, unprecedented
in the trade. Our stock of DINING ROOM FURNITURE simply
stands unparalleled in the annals of the Pittsburg furniture trade.
Sideboards from S12 to any price desired. Antique Oak and Ash,
Sixteenth Century Walnut and Mahogany. Dining Chairs and Ex
tension Tables in the. most popular woods, latest patterns, and at
anyprice desired. Wardrobes, Cabinets, Chiffoniers, Hall Stands,
Hat Racks, etc., by the hundred and at MATCHLESSLY LOW
Kitchen Utensils
Stoves, Ranges, Ice Chests,
Refrigerators, Ice Cream
Freezers, Tinware, Wooden
ware, Crockery, Queensware,
Cutlery, Silverware, Clocks,
Bric-a-Brac, Pictures, etc., in a
most excellent variety and at
What we can't show in our large Carpet Department isn't worth
having isn't dependable, good, stylish. Don't you suppose the re
sult of our searching the best Carpet markets of the world, coupled
with our well known purchasing facilities, is apparent in our present
offering? Most certainly it is you can see it everywhere. To tell
the truth, we recognize no competitors in the Carpet trade, for we
undersell them all.
Remember, too, that. we cater to no particular class, but to the
masses. Hence we can satjsfy the requirements of the laborer and
mechanic as easily as those of the banker or bondholder. We show
everything, from the cheapest Rag Carpets and Ingrains up to the
very finest Royal Wiltons and Brussels, and, what's the best of all,
you effect a sure saving on every purchase. At any rate, come and see
us before buying elsewhere. We don't want your patronage unless
we can serve you better than any other house in the city.
kOur corps of Carpet fitters
mcreaseu since ipni 1, an urueis win ue jjruuipuy uuu nu11.fc.1y executed.
is replete with everything that
is beautiful in the line of Cur
tains, Draperies, Portieres,
Hangings, etc. French Re
naissance, Louis XIV., Real
Lace, all Brussel Point, Swiss
Point and Tambour,Irish Point,
real and imitation; Phrygian,
Swiss, Muslin, Bengal Crepe,
Oriental, Nottingham; Sash
Curtains to match alL Velour,
Chenille, Brocatelle, Satin
Damasks, Plushes, plain and
figured, China Silks.
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TJiere is nothing too fine for
baby. That's what we thought
when we ordered our gorgeous
assortment of lovely and cute
Baby Carriages. But we also
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guarantee you a saving of 25 J
per cent 1 hat's enough.
and layers having been materially
well, stylish and cheap, you
must come to Keech's. Special
attention is called to our com
plete and handsome assortment
of Ladies' Beaded Spring
Wraps, and our neat variety of
staple Dry Goods.
we have a stylish and varied
assortment of Spring Clothing,
including ALL SIZES and PRICES.
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till 10, o'clock.. .
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