Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, April 24, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Is tlie Light in "Which Many
Tiew the License Eulinss.
To Ask Judges Ewing and Magee to
Take a Hand and Overrule
G- These Judges Act on Bondsmen, Itc, To-
Day, and Will be Pressed.
Lite men wrestling with that maniac's
contrivance, the popular puzzle, trying re
peatedly and in vain to get all the "pips in
the clover" and keep them there; like
grown men snapping out "Fonrteen, fifteen,
thirteen!" and wondering "why that blamed
unlucky number would always persist in
coming last," so could men be seen, all over
these two cities yesterday, striving to un
ravel the mystery of "Now we see 'em, and
then wedon't see 'em," or "What'sthematter
with the license applicants?" A man would
look at his newspaper first from the right,
then from the left, and finally "straight
from the shoulder," as he scanned that lit
tle list; and then, absent-mindedly, he
would exclaim: "Well, I'm blamed if I
understand it!"
It was a verification of the old Scripture
injunction, "The one shall be taken, and
the other left" Only there were some had
ones taken aud many good ones left, in this
license shuffle, as the man with the list un
derstood it, or failed to understand.
While nobody seems to understand the
judicial rule of action, judging solely from
the lists, a great many are evidently dis
posed to resent that rule. For example,
steps are already on foot to have a recourse
in some manner to appeal on behalf of
the luckless applicants. Yesterday there
was an informal meeting of the bottlers and
brewers held at Boley's Hotel, in the Dia
mond, at which there were some few resolu
tions passed, the substance of which was
asking that Judges Ewing and Magee exer
cise their jurisdiction as a majority of the
local bench, and give a rehearing to the de
serving ones.
Many think that these two judges have it
in their power to do this, and if it is proven
that the applicants are worthy of a license,
they could, as a majority, grant'it to them.
Another meeting of the same kind was
held in the Sixth ward; but nothing definite
or of any particular interest transpired
there, further than there was great indigna
tion expressed, aud a move was made to
lave a committee ascertain whether there
was any possible redress for the alleged un
just rulings of Judge "White.
Judge Ewing, yesterday, notified Clerk
of Courts McGunnegle, to announce that
the License Court would reconvene atl
o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of
approving the bonds of the successful appli
cants. He did not state who would preside,
but Judge White being out of thecity.it
will be either Judge Ewing or Judge
Magee. Documents, such as applications
for rehearings, etc., will probably be re
ceived. Clerk of Courts McGunnegle, on Monday
night, when the list of granted applications
-was handed down bv Judge "White, had a
hard row to hoe. As he lett the Ross street
entrance to the Court House, a mob of fully
300 men beseiged him. Veils of all kinds
greeted him and the anxious seekers for in
formation as to who were granted or refused,
crowded him clear across the street and up
Mr. McGunnegle managed to fight his
way as far as Fifth avenue, but finding that
he could get no further he mounted a lamp
post and read off the list of successful ap
plicants. In answer to the cries that as
sailed him he read the list over again and
again, until, as he expressed it, he had read
himself "almost blind." When he could
do no more and foind no relief, he sum
moned a policeman, who had made his ap
pearance, and by his aid made his way
througn the crowd. He got as far as New
ell's restaurant, where heintended to take a
lunch, when he was again attacked by a
crowd of seekers lor information. After a
Tain struggle of nearly two hours, to give
the men the news they wanted, Mr. McGun
negle managed to elude them and get to his
An execution was issued yesterday and
placed in the hands of the Sheriff, to be
served against Thomas E. Wells, No. 2
Fifth avenue. The judgment was lor $750
and was obtained by S. B. Collins. "Wells
was an applicant for a liquor license and
was refused. This is the only execution that
has been issued so far against any of the
refused applicants. A number are booked
for to-dav, however, bv the force in the Sher
iff's and Prothonotary's office.
Speaking ot the decreased number of
saloons and the effect it would have on the
revenues of the city. Chief Assessor's Clerk
Samuel Clark said yesterday that a differ
ence of considerably over 75,000 would re
sult The Appropriation Committee fig
ured on S50.000 receipts from licenses, this
year, but will tall short, under Judge
White's decisions, $31,G00. Saloonkeepers
pay a business tax of ten mills, and the re
duced number will cutdown that item about
540,000. Besides this there will be a differ
ence of from 5,000 to 8,000 in the receipts
of the water department, as saloons are one
of the best sources of revenue to that bureau
on aceount of the large amount of water re
quired in the business.
J. W. Euhlandt of the Twenty-sixth
ward, who was granted a liquor license on
the condition that he would resign his scat
in Common Council, filed his resignation in
the City Clerk's office yesterday.
Mr. Joseph Einstein, the most prominent
exclusive bottler of beer, talked quite freely
from a horizontal position last night He
was in bed. He said he knew nothing
about a bottler:. meeting in the afternoon,
however, and did uothave in contemplation
any action in opposition to the judicial
mandate ruining his business. He stated
that he had been running the business some
30 years and according to law, aud felt that
he bad done nothing deserving of repre
hension. Said he:
"I don't know why Judge White should
discriminate in favor of home and against
foreign brewers. It is, of course, all the
same to me whether I bottle home, or for
eign beer, and I am interested in a home
concern; but my business is with such in
stitutions as the "West Penn, Homeopathic
and other hospitals, and with private fam
ilies, such as George Westinghouse; and, if
they will not use this home beer, I cannot
serve them, as the ruling stands.
"I am not going to make a fight, but I
don't know what I am going to do. I have
contracts to fill, and ot course am expected
to fill them in some way. I am interested
to the extent of 25,000 to 30,000."
Taken all in all, Mr. Einstein seemed to
regard himself in a predicament, but stated
that, as the matter now stood, he caw no
way left bnt to suspend business when his
7ear was up, next Tuesday.
Jndjre While Steps From Under Jodgo
Over Defines llio Conn's Ideal 3InJ or
Brown nod Other Tnlk. ,
Before Judge White, of License Court re
nown, took a P. K. B. train for the East, to
seek rest, yesterday morning, he toot time
to say to a reporter at the depot:
I am so completely fagged out after m con
tinuous hard work that a pleasure tnp Is abso
lutely necessary. It is extremely indefinite
where I go or when I shall return. No, sir,
there was no personal reason in refusing Mr.
Darlington a license. His application, as were
all others that were refused, was so disposed of
purely in a sense of justness. Ho himself
made statements which showed that he should
be refused a license. In the granting of
licenses I took little thincs into consideration,
that among others would not generally be
thought ot as pomt3 for consideration. A
man's personal appearance, his actions and his
mode ot answering questions were all taken
into consideration. 1 spent day and night in
considering the applications of different per
sons, and at no time out of court did I listen to
pleas in favor ot certain persons. If ever there
should arise a question for a personal answer
to decisions, I could give a statement, and if
ever I did, it would bo a decidedly lengthy one.
Up at the Court House there was a bevy
of attorneys all day, looking up further in
terests of" their licensed and unlicensed
liquor dealing clients. Various were the
opinions as to what remedy, if any, could be
applied by the men refused licenses.
Major Brown did not see much iu the idea
of appeals for wholesalers any more than
retailers, for, said he, the right to a new
trial is a common Jaw right, and tbe right to
have a license at all is purely statutory,
besides," he added, "I don't think
either Judge Ewing or Judge Magee, after
refusing to sit in the License Court, would
have any power to alter oroverrule the deci
sion of "Judge "White, even if they lelt so
Judge Over said: "The only thing to do
to satisfy Judge "White will be to have every
man who drinks licensed, and when he calls
for his drink require him to show a
Next to Brewer Darlington, who was
quoted yesterday, the most notable knock
out, probably, was Joseph Fleming, the
druggist, who said:
I really prefer not to say anything just now.
When the time comes I propose to sav it, and I
will bavc a good deal to sav. I have been
building up my business for 33 years and I do
not think it right for anv one-man power to
rum it alL The action of the court in refusing
so many licenses will have a most serious effect
on the value ot property in the city. There
will be hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth
of property lying idle and the effect on busi
ness men and tbe property owners will be very
The Illembcrs of the Grcnt Democratic
Society Hold a Magnificent Entertain
ment at Turner Hall. ,
The members of the Bandall Club gave a
reception and banquet last night at Central
Turner Hall, which turned out to be one of
the most brilliant social entertainments in
the history of the club.
The elite of Democratic Pittsburg and
Allegheny was represented by its shining
lights, and. the arrangement of the entire
affair was in all its details simply perfection.
The hall was adorned with an exquisite
array of fragrant floral decorations, whose
perfume pervaded the whole building.
Around the stage gigantic exotics from the
tropics were placed, partially hiding the
members of the Toerge Orchestra and the
Haydn Quartet, who rendered some of the
most artistic selections of modern music.
The reception commenced at 8 o'clock,
and gradually the hall and gallery were
filled with the guests. At 10 o'clock the
signal was given for the grand march, in
which over 200 couples took part, with
President J. P. Fleming as leader. After
the grand march the party repaired to the
lower portion of the Turner Hall, where
three large rooms had been arranged to re
ceive the guests for the banqnet Tinder
the direction of Mr. J. S. Kennedy 300
people were seated to be regaled with a bill
of fare of unusual "delicacies. All the rooms
were filled twice to accommodate all the
people, but nobody was allowed to depart
The supper over, dancing was resumed,
which lasted until 2 o'clock this morning.
Colored Men May Tnke tho Place of
(strikers To-Day.
The strike at the Allegheny Bessemer
Steel Company's works, at Duquesne, is not
likely to be settled very soon. Ac attempt
was made to start the works yesterday
morning, and some steel was turned out
Eighteen colored men, from the Black
Diamond Steel "Works, went up on the
morning train, intending to go to work, but
the strikers persuaded them to return home,
and paid their fares.
These men returned in the evening .and
may go to work this morning. Sheriff Mc
Candless went up to the works yesterday, in
response to the following notice from the
company's attorney:
To Alexander iE. McCandlesB, Hleh Sheriff of
Allegheny County:
Peak mr Please take notice that the under
signed request your protection for the mill and
other property situated in Jllfflln township, near
the village of Duquesne, known as the Allegheny
Bessemer bteel W orks. and that there is now as
sembled near said mill a riotous and disorderly
crowd, from which the undersigned fears the la-
jury or destruction of its property, and that in
the event of your lalluretu protect said property
and preserve the peace, the said county will be
held liable for nil damages -suffered by the undcr-
Attorney for Allegheny Bessemer bteel Co.
"When the Sheriff returned from a visit
to the works last evening, he said he did
not anticipate any serious trouble. The
strikers seem to be very orderly, and will
not likely use any violence to accomplish
their purpose. It'is said that revolvers were
drawn several times, but these reports could
not be substantsated.
The strikers have applied for a charter
in the Amalgamated Association, which
will probably be granted if a lodge is or
ganized. They will then receive the sup
port of that powerful organization and
may win the fight
A Young Man Dangerously Wounded on
His Proposed Wedding Day. s
During a dispute between Samuel Little
and Captain Shanafelt the former received
a probably fatal stab in his left breast. The
quarrel occurred yesterday morning at the
corner of Crawford street and "Wylie ave
nue, and it is supposed to have been caused
by a difference between the two men on ac
count of some work done by Little for
It is alleged that Shanafelt pulled the
weapon and stabbed the other man. Dr.
W. C. Shaw was called to see Little, and
after examining the wound he stated that it
was very dangerous and might probably re
sult in the man's death. Shanafelt was at
once arrested and locked up in the Eleventh
ward station.
Little is 23 years of age and he lives at
237 Wylie avenue. He was to have been
married last night to a young girl who lives
on the hill.
The Presbytery Meets and Transacts Stand
Ins; Business.
The Presbytery of the Pittsburg Presby
terian churches met in the East End yester
day. Bev. Hill asked to withdraw from
the Seventh Presbyterian Church, and his
request was granted. Committees were ap
pointed to examine the churches at Mingo
and Finleyville.
J. V. Stevenson and "W. A. Jones passed
satisfactory examinations in ecclesiastical
history. Prof. John C. Sharp was put
under the care of the Presbytery. Bev. J.
E. Sunderland accepted the call from the
Second Presbyterian Church at a salary ol
3,500. The Shadyside church has called
BevM. "W. Jacobs, of Chester.
TheMection of 12 delegates to the General
Assembly will beheld to-day.
Possibly by the Erection of a White
Lead Manufacturing Plant.
The Monopoly Regards This Cilj as a Cheap
Producing Point.
It was rumored yesterday that officials of
the Standard Oil Company, in addition to
having obtained control of the White Lead
Trust, had. also about closed a deal whereby
they secured control of the American Oxide
Company's plant at Franklin, Venango
county, Pa. Some of the stockholders in
this concern are Pittsburg gentlemen, al
though its President is S. B. Bradley, of
New York.
By reporlorial inquiry The Dispatch
learned that while officials of the Standard
have no doubt secured the control of the
National "White Lead Trust, they do not
yet own the American Oxide Company's
works. The Standard Oil Company has not
been doing thedickering. It has been done
by men who are connected with that great
corporation. For the past six weeks they
have been quietly purchasing the stock cer
tificates of tbe trust, which are marketed in
tbe East, until now they can control a ma
jority of it The Standard is a great con
sumer of whitehead.
Its officers, who are now at the head of
thp trust do not intend, it is said, to maninu-
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late prices at all. They rather expect to
make their money out of the dividends and
stock, and thus offset what their white lead
costs them.
In any event, the deal promises to be a
boom to Pittsburg's prosperity. The Stand
ard people have stated openly recently that
the cheapest place in the United States to
make white lead and its other products is at
Pittsburg. They intimated that if ever they
got the whiphan that this city should be
made the center of their industrial opera
tions. These same Standard officials, it was
learned, are now keeping their eyes on the
stocks of the oxide works of Franklin. If
they should eventually capture it, it is
stated on excellent authority that thev will
remove the whole plant from Franklin to
Pittsburg. By an improved process this
establishment oxidizes lead, zinc and other
metals of that kind speedier, more perfectly
and cheaper than by the present methods.
It is these new patents that make the
Franklin works valuable. When all its
furnaces are put in operation it will have a
capacity of SO or 60 tons.
Pittsburg now, ranks third iu the United
States as a white lead center. St Louis
and New York only are ahead of it Every
year Pittsburgh produces from 15,000 to 20,
000 tons of white lead, the -value ot whicn is
about S13d a ton.. Some of the concerns in
this city make their own lead, going down
in the mine for the raw material in the first
More than one-half of the corroders of
white lead in the United States are mem
bers of the National White Lead Trust An
effort to ascertain just what firms in Pitts
burg belong failed utterly yesterday
A member ot one firm which does not be
long to the trust, however, told the reporter
that he thought only two Pittsburg houses
were in the trust, and he added that there
are ten firms in the white lead business in
this city. He placed but little credence in
the rumors of the Standard deal, and said
that no matter what they did they could not
hurt white lead manufacturing in Pitts
An Offer of $25,000 Made to a Lmvrencc
ville Congregation lor Its Church Prop
crty on Butler Street.
Alreadv the congregation of St John's
Episcopal Church, in Lawrenceville, has
received an offer for its little old wooden
church and lot, corner of .Butler and Main
streets, which, if accepted, will make them
rich. It is for $25,000. The ground runs
hack along Main street to an alley, and is
desired by a gentleman, whose name is kept
Lin the background at present, as the site for
a big business block.
Last night the congregation commenced
the consideration of this offer. If accepted,
the money will be devoted to the erection of
a magnificent stone church. A lot corner
of Fisk and Davison streets has been offered
for this building.
An Allegheny Womnn Attempts Suicide
bnt Falls.
Mrs. McKelvy, the wife of Thomas Mc
Kelvy, of 20Gf ulton street, Allegheny, at
tempted to commit suicide yesterday after
noon by shooting herself. She placed the
pistol, a 32-caliber, to her forehead, between
the eyes, and pulled the trigger.
The bullet flattened on a bone and came
out near the temple, inflicting only aflesh
wound, Several of the neighbors heard the
shot and saw the woman standing before
the window with blood streaming from the
They notified the officers at patrol station
No. 2, and Foreman James Kerr went to
the bouse. He called in Dr. Winters, who
took out the bullet. It was as flat as a 3
cent piece. The woman is about 30 years of
age, and the only cause assigned for tbe
shooting is temporary insanity.
O'Brien Finds the Charges of Cruelty
Against Maxwell Trac.
Humane Agent O'Brien finds the reports
of cruelty against Superintendent Maxwelf,
of the Protestant Home for Boys, in the
main true, and the Humane Society has
instructed him to proceed with the work,
preparatory to taking legal steps against
Maxwell and others.
The agent, in his report, says that Max
well carried a five-strnnd rawhide in his
ocket, and is In the .habit of beating the
oys, time aud place not considered. It
appears to be another case of Dotbeby Hall,
with the exception that Nicholas Nickleby
was lacking.
Mr. O'Brien says the boys are highly
commended by their employers.
A Strike Probnblc.
Master Workman Bea, of N. T. A. 135,
K. of L., composed of coal miners, is in
town. He went to McDonald station last
evening and addressed a meeting in the in
terest of the order. The Knights of Labor,
he savs. is increasing all along the line. He
believes there will be a strike in Indiana on J
iuay i, as o.vvv miners nave saia tney will
not'accept the rates proposed.
One Strike Lost.
A strike at the Braddock Wire Mill at
Bankin station, of carpenters and boys, was
lost and their places were filled. The boys
were getting $1 a 'day and wanted $1 25.
The men struck to help the boys. All tbe
places have been filled and there will not
likely be any further trouble.
A Free Fight.
A row occurred in John O'Neill's saloon
last night Officer Bosenblatt came to the
assistance of the barkeeper. Jerry Downly
kicked the officer in the ba6k, and, after a
lively struggle, was captured. , -
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An Attempt Made to Have tbo Retail
Grocers Indorse Prohibition Bright
Papers on Various Subjects.
The retail grocers began their work yes
terday morning by hearing reports from the
local associations through the delegates. In
a number of associations the membership
had decreased while the interest increased.
The Pittsburg Association has 320 mem
bers, employs three collectors, and last year
the collections amounted to (3,865. In
Philadelphia there are 725 members, and
511,000 in fines from hucksters were turned
into the city treasury last year. Similar
reports were made by delegates from Potts
ville and Lebanon.
The constitution was amended by which
the annual meeting will be held hereafter on
the first Tuesday after May 15, and the offi
cers will be elected on the floor of the con
vention. Mr. Beese, of Pottsville, read a paper on
the "Management and System of Local As
sociations Under a County Charter."
In the evening a number of papers were
read. Mr. Stevenson, in a paper, indorsed
the system of collecting debts by circulars.
Mr. S. B. Charters, ot Pittsburg, spoke on
limiting the credit of customers; sentiment
shonld be eliminated. He claimed every
grocer should be a Prohibitionist, and if
prohibition prevailed many bad debts would
be paid.
Mr. Joseph McAldon, of Philadelphia,
condemned the practice of manufacturers
having their wares peddled to introduce
Mr. William Smedley, of the same city,
thought it would be a good idea to fix a
date for a yearly holiday and picnic to be
observed all over the State, and that the
wholesale men be invited.
President Brucker, of Hollidaysburg,
made a strong speech in favor of prohibi
tion. He held if the 80,000 spent in a year
for whisky was turned into other channels
the people would be more prosperous.
John C. O'Donnell, of Pittsburg, didn't
th'ink the State Association was needed, but
others spoke of the good that had been ac
complished thiongh it.
That Railroad to Wheeling Prefers a Dig of
Nearly n Mile Through Mt. Washingtoa
Raider Than Bay the. Earth.
At a special meeting of the directors and
stockholders of the Wheeling, "Wellsburg
and State Line Bailway Company, held at
the Hudson House, iu Wellsburg, on Sat
urday, the following named directors were
elected: Samuel George, David Brown, of
Wellsburg; J. A. Miller, C. B. Hart, John
S. Naylor, Wheeling; Joseph Bamsey, Jr.,
Cincinnati, and A. B. Paul, Of Hopedale,
O. The Board of Directors met the same
day and re-elected the old officers.
Beports were made of the success in secur
ing rights of way in West Virginia and
Pennsylvania. Almost the entire right of
way has been secured from the Ohio river
to Canonsburg, a distance of 30 miles.
Liberal subscriptions are also being secured.
This Is the railway project, it will he re
membered, whose plan is to tunnel through
Mt Washington and get an entrance into
Pittsburg. In an interview one of the di
rectors yesterday said the tunnel in ques
tion might necessitate a straight rock ex
cavation of three-quarters of a mile; but
even that would be a much cheaper and
more feasible way of getting into Pittsburg
from tbe south than any other that is of
fered. The road, when completed, will so
connect with the Wheeling and Lake Erie
and other lines leading toward Northwestern
Ohio, as to be a competing route 30 miles
shorter from Pittsburg to Chicago than
either the B. & O. orlhe Panhandle, both
of which also run southwest from Pittsburg,
and between which the new line is surveyed.
Why Mr. Morrow Holds That tbe Now
raycr BUI is Obnoxious.
Controller Morrow has sent the following
letter to Dr. McCnllougb, member of the
Legislature from Allegheny county:
Dear Sin Briefly replying to your commu
nication, allow me to say that, in tbe early part
ot the seventies, under what was known as the
Penn avenue act the city delegated the power
to improve a number of the streets to commis
sions. The improvement was wholly in their
charge. Bonds in payment of the cost were
issued, the payment of which were guaranteed
by the city. These bonds were to be met by the
property owners paying the City Treasurer the
amount assessed against each in ten annual in
stallments. These bonds amounted to about
$0,000,000. When the city attempted to collect
the liens filed against the property holders the
attempt was resisted and tbe act was declared
unconstitutional, and the city was thus barred
from issuing on these liens. A compromise
was then offered and a large number of prop
erty holders accepted it, paying the com
promise amounts into the City Treas
ury. , A number of the owners have,
however, refused to accept and one of
this number filed a bill in equity, asking that
tbe city be compelled to strike off the lien.
This the Supreme Court refused to do. holding
that these people bad no standing on the equity
side of the court Now, I bold that this (the
Newrayer) bill is extremely unjust and ob
noxious. B irst Because it will result in a loss of not
less than 150,000 to the Treasury of the city. If
the city is compelled to issue a scire facias in
these cases the result be that every case will be
lost under the decision of the Supreme Court.
The common law action will not lie in our
Second The people who have heretofore
paid their share of the compromise could be re
paid, and those who are equally benefited es
cape the payment of any sum whatever.
There are other reasons, but 1 cannot give
them at present. The Councils of this city
passed a resolution some tuuo ago protesting
against tho passage of this act I shall prob
ably have an opportunity of explaining more
fully ray objections when I see you.
Very respectfully yours,
E. S. Moekow, Controller.
Later Word has been received by the
Controller from Dr. McCulIongh, intimat
ing the possibility of the Legislature recon
sidering the municipal tax lien bill.
Celebrated the Memory of Sr. Georgeand
Skakespearo Tiast Nigbr.
The British American Association of
Pittsburg held a reception last night at Im
perial Hall, new Grant street.
When the British American Brass Band
played the opening march at 8 o'clock the
hall was already pretty well filled, but still
the influx of guests continued. An ex
cellent programme of vocal nnd instru
mental selections was rendered by the band
and the Amphion Quartette, accompanied
L by Miss "Wellens.
Mr. William steel excused the absence of
Hon. Alfred Marland, who had promised to
be present to make an address. Colonel W.
D. Moore, however, was there as one of the
orators of the evening, and in his speech he
eulogized the British American in a very
great measure for his conservatism, his love
of liberty, of law and of humanity. lie
called attention to Shakespeare, whose
birthday the society was celebrating as well
as the day of St. George, the patron saint of
the Britons.
John S. LambieEsq.g-was also announced
to address the guests. Afterward dancing
was indulged in, which lasted until early
this morning. '
Why They Wanted More.
Those incline engineers who left the
Twenty-second street company's employ,
claim they were justified in asjking the in
crease of wages from $70 to $80 a month,
both because they understood Judge Mellon
to have promised it and because $80 is as
low a figure as any incline engineers in. the
city work for, while some get a good deal
more. They and their many friends say
they neither acted hastily or dishonorably
in the matter, for the trouble grew out of a
long-standing promise.
Visited the Buildings.
The Exposition Society met yesterday,
and the members, alter the meeting, visited
the buildings. The. bidders for the material
for Machinery Hall asked for more time,
and it was extended to May 1. ,
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Upon the PnblicDomain in the High
Toned East Liberty Valley.
And Want Marine Hospital Grounds Opened
as a Public Park.
At a meeting in the East End last night
arrangements were made for a raid upon
public domain. Some ot the wealthiest and
most prominent gentlemen in that section of
the city are to be the raiders. At least they
took part in the plottings of last evening.
The present boomers and occupants of the
land in question are coats and ash-haulers.
Its extent is two acres; its location, on Ells
worth avenue adjoining the Liberty publio
school; its original use, the site of
a United States marine hospital.
The hospital project was long
since knocked in the head by the formal op
position of tony East Enders right in Con
gress, although the Government only pur
chased the valuable property a few years
ago. They did not want such an institution
at their very doors. But since then the
vacant ground has never improved with age.
The directors of the Liberty school con
ceived the idea of securing the Govern
ment's consent to let them connect the hos
pital site with their own extensive school
yard, and then throw the whole
as a park. That would comprise four acres
of superb promenade grounds for the East
End. Upon it the public brass band con
certs so common in summer could then be
held. It would be a breathing spot for the
masses between Bellefield and Point Breeze,
Eifth and Penn avennes, who are now an
nually suffocating. Therefore, a call was
issued by T. D. Davis fnd William J.
Diehl, Presidentand Secretary respectively,
of the board, to the citizens of the Twentieth
ward to meet at the school building to con
sider the project.
Perhaps 40 well-known business and pro
fessional gentlemen were present last night.
J. F. Denniston, of the East End Gas Com
pany, was made Chairman and William J.
Diehl Secretary. Addresses favorable to
the enterprise were made by Mr. George T.
Wilson, H. Lee Mason, Bev. T. H. Chap
man, Prqf. Proadfit, Dr. Stevens, of the
College of Pharmacy, Dr. H. A. Page and
Mr. Denniston. So"me of these gentlemen
suggested various plans for the
beautifying of the grounds if the Govern
ment will grant the use of them to the pub
lic. Others were in favor of securing tbe
grounds permanently by ceding from
Uncle Sam, which proposition was found
incorporated in a series of resolutions of
iered during the evening.
These resolutions were as follows:
Whereas, Our National Government owns
alarce piece of unimpro vol ground anjoining
the Liberty school property on Ellsworth ave
nue, said Government property having a front
age of 260 feet on Ellsworth avenue, and pre
serving the same width extending back 400 feet;
Whereas, The original purpose for which the
Government purchased tbis property, has long
since been abandoned, the hospital intended to
be built upon it having been located elsewhere;
Whereas, We believe no better disposition
could be made of this ground by the
Government than to donate it to our ward
for public school purposes; to enlarge the
grounds of the Liberty school, and also to af
ford a public square or park for the benefit of
tbe community. Thereforo
Resolved first, That we recommend our School
Board to apply for at once and secure tempo
rary possesf ion from the Government, without
consideration, giving them full possession of
the above named premises.
Resolved, second. That we recommend onr
said board to secure through Hon. John Dal
zell, onr representative in Congress, tbe pas
sage of a bill ceding forever to this ward the
above named premises for public school pur-'
Resolved, third. That we recommend our
said board, upon securing a lease from the
Government for the said premises, that they at
once proceed to make snch appropriation as
may be necessary to defray tbo expense of
fencing, eardeners' work, making walks, etc.,
that may be needed to beautify the property
and fit it for the purposes named above.
Resolved, fourth, That we recommend
further, that it it bo necessary tbat the board
secure such action of Councils as may be re
quired to vacate Filbert street from Ellsworth
avenue to Elmer street, in order that the pres
ent grounds of tbe school and the Government
lot may be one inclosure.
Resolved, Tbat we promise our earnest sup
port and co-operation to the board in carrying
out all the above recommendations.
The resolutions were" adopted. Colonel J.
M. Schoonmaker, the coke manufacturer;
A. F. Keating, the iron man, and Bev. T.
H. Chapman were appointed a committee to
ascertain what steps are necessary to secure
the property. Another meeting will be
called 'when this committee is ready to re
Colonel Smith's Orders for tbe Jaunt to
Gotham April 27.
Colonel Smith, of the Eighteenth Infan
try, issued the following order last nighj:
Headq'rs Eighteenth ixpantiit if . G. P. )
PITTSBUEG, April S3, 1889. J
Kcgimental Order No. 4.
rirst Tbe companies and field music of this reg
iment will report equipped for field service, with
four days cooked rations, at 6 o'clock P. M., on
Saturday, April 27, 1S89. on Fifth avenue, corner
of Duquesne way, to proceed to New York City to
participate In the centennial anniversary of the
inauguration of the first President of the United
Second Company lwlll leave McKeesport for
nttsburg In tlmte to loin the rest of the regiment
at the hour specified.
Ihird En route all enlisted men must remain
In their own cars, the only exception being non
commissioned staff officers and 1'lrst Sergeants
having DusinessTCunucaaqnariers.
Fourth Company commanders will make their
ficld reports Immediately npon the starting of the
train; tnev will also see that at least one commis
train: tney will also see that at least one comrnls-
sioned officer is present with his company until
tii train has passed Altoona. and that the nrou
ertyof the railroad company Is not abused or in
lured in any way. No man will he allowed to ride
on the platform of the cars, and guards will be In
structed accordingly. . .
Firth Company commanders will see that the
clothing, arms and eqnlpmcuts are in proper con
dition, brasses and tin cups bright, knapsack
straps whitened, shoes polfslred, and that each
man has at least three pafrs of cleam white gloves.
Sixth The Colonel commanding expects and
requires the members or the regiments to main
tain the high standing they have attained. Gen
tlemanly and soldierly conduct must be observed
at all times, whether on duty or off duty. 'Wlien
on the street coats must bo kept buttoned, cloth
ing clean, brasses bright and shoes pollshd.
Seventh hlle in New York the regiment will
he quartered In the United States Quartermaster's
building, corner Houston and Green streets. N o
ticeofretnrntoi'lttsburg will be commnnlcated
In future orders.
Eighth One servant will bo allowed to each
company, and lie must be In nnllorm. otherwise
he will not be allowed to accompany the regiment.
Ninth Hoi I calls will be held at reveille and re
treat. By order of
CUARLES Keese, Adjutant.
An Iujured1 Colored Dlnn Prosecutes an
Allegheny Policrmnn.
Joshua Williams, colored, has entered
suit before Alderman McMasters, against
Lieutenant Thomas Scott, of the Allegheny
police force, for felonious assault and bat
tery. The colored man. claimed the officer
shot him in the back, although the wound
was not a dangerous one.
On Monday night last, Lieutenant Scott
discovered three men in a very heated dis
cussion. As he approached the crowd, the
men ran away. Williams, who was one of
the party, ran into an alleyway and alleges
that tbe officer palled his revolver and fired
three shots, one of which lodged in Will
iams' back. The man was subsequently
arrested, but he never mentioned tbat he
had been shot untir after the hearing, when
be was takn to. the Allegheny General
Hospital and the huljet extracted. '
. 1889.
Many matters of Much and IJttle Moment,
Terselr Treated.
On the ave mashers.
A NEEDY gent Indigent
Spring seems to be a success.
Now for the lovely trailing arbutus.
Me. K. SoioMON left for the East last night
It's a cold day whenabigchunk of ice is left
The fewer friends the better, tho more ene
mies the merrier.
The oatmeal trust has busted. They ac
knowledged the corn.
Costeeasy, 'who was "tipped" at tho races,
says he fell clear over.
The boomers have turned farmers, and are
cheerfully planting each other.
Secretaby Rusk: is cutting down expenses
and sowing tares among officeholders.
That exile on board a, ship bonnd for Siberia
must hare been in a transport of fear.
New Havens beat the Waterourys 40 to 0.
The Waterburys have evidently run down.
The man who goes to the New York Centen
nial to enjoy himself had better laugh now.
A Chicago masher was fined J85. What a
crusher this would be to the postoffice poser
Women are abandoning corsets for the
corded waists. The men still cling to the
Mrs. Cleveland has been seen going abont
with a package under her arm. It is supposed
to be Grover.
Captain William McClelland started
for Dakota last night to look after bis landed
interests there. '
It can be liberally remarked that the Chi
cagos have wiped up tbe earth, they, however,
being the wipee.
John Morgan, a Junction Railroad brake
man, fell under the cars, yesterday and had his
two legs cut off.
The Lotus Club will give its fourth annual
reception at Odd Fellows' Hall, Southside, to
morrow evening.
The Pittsburgs and Chicagos will have a
game to-day. Game, however, should bo made
of the spectators.
What splendid exercise it will be for the
Pittsburg ball team to chase from one distant
saloon to another.
The Arch street bridge, from the foot of
Fifth avenue to Allegheny City, is, it seems, to
be built immediately.
IT is to cost 10 cents a head to make up the
next census, and it looks as if somebody i3 go
ing to come out ahead.
A little Eastern girl asked an unanswer
able question when she asked her Fa what a
political idiotorial was.
A prominent Philadelphia physician says
baseball produces heart disease. Then he need
have no fear of tbe Phillies.
The body of W. S. Wngley.who was drowned
in tbe Allegheny Monday night while canoe
ing, has not yet been recovered.
Rounder purchased a marriage license yes
terday, and his fair one wept when he said he
had secured a "lick 'er license."
Detroit has a noted confidence woman who
is also very expert at picking pockets. That is
rather a general trait, however.
"YotT need not call again," said she severely,
"until you demand my presence." He de
manded her presents the veryhext day.
At the Ralston school "St Louis in Chains"
wng presented by amateurs for the benefit of
St. .Patrick's Church on Seventeenth street
New York politicians say Pennsylvania
ought to have the ballot reform system in'this
State. New York politicians ought to know.
The difference between an exense and a rea
son is tbat there is a reason for Wanamaker's
presence in the Cabinet, but no excuse for it
William Moyle claims his son has appro
priated $4,000 to his own use. and he brought
suit for embezzlement against him yesterday.
John F. Baxter, the real estate dealer, of
Smttbfield street, is laid np for a few days,
having an operation perforned upon his knee.
To-day Pittsburg will learn why Baby Anson
wept when he touched America's shore. It
was because be knew bo couldn't touch Sunday.
Wiggins kindly step3 in and says it will
probably rain tbis afternoon. Tbis presents a
terrific struggle for last place between the two
City Treasttrlr Denniston reports that
there are a number of txes, still unpaid, and
there only remains 12 days when 5 per cent will
be added.
after all maudlin sympathy and f renzie'd in
dignation is exhausted, the average voter
doesn't care a rap what saloon was knocked
out and what wasn't.
Jackson Hardy and Alice Jones got into a
fightlast nieht Hardy is said to have choked
Alice when the latter hit him on tbe head with
a lamp. Both were j ugged.
Manager Wilt and Prof. Kellar have in
vited tbe inmates of. alfthe orphan asylums in
the citv to attend the matinee at the Grand
Opera House this afternoon.
cniEP Brown, General Freight Agent
William Stewart of the Pennsylvania Com
pany; Joshua Rhoades and Captain Sam Brown
went to New York last night.
There is evidently a rope to August Spies.
He has been heard from, and says bis present
residence "in tbe other life" is uncomfortable.
He must be among Chicago people.
An Illinois woman ran against her husband
for burgess and lost by but one vote. Woman's
heart is revealed when it is said,tbat vote was
her own. Her husband voted for1 himself.
Miss Olof Krarer, a little 31-year-old
Esquimau lady, 40 inches tall, will lecture on
"Greenland, or Life in the Frozen North," at
the Bellevue M. E. Church to-morrow evening.
The Mendelssohn Club, of the Southside,
gave its first concert in Odd Fellows' Hall last
night. Miss Jennie Evans,T)r. W.T. English
and a chorus of GO voices furnished the music
What betwixt condoling with the rejected
saloon keepers and congratulating with the ac
cepted, the sponger managed to get a pretty
good ag on yesterday at a comparatively small
The Chicago anJ. Pittsburg Baseball Clubs
will attend this evening's performance at the
Bijou in a body, and to-morrow afternoon the
Hanlons' company will attend tbe g3me at
Recreation Park.
Lena Seaman, the 10-year old daughter of
Emll Seaman, of Birmingham avenue, who was
reported missing from her home yesterday,
was found in Allentown last night and was re
turned to her home.
The Allegheny Cotillon club, the Mononga-
hela and the Allegheny German club gave an
assembly ball at Masonic Hall, Allegheny, last
evening. Gernert & Guenther furnished the
music and a pleasant time was enjoyed.
Nobody would object if those postoffice post
urers were' good-looking. Until they go away,
however, and change their nnmerous inaue
and ugly faces, timid country women, who
never saw anything like it before, are justified
in calling tho police.
The trust has at last found its level. The
very latest is-a. combination between New
York confidence nien and lawyers, to be used
in case buncoed Centennial celcbrators should
kick on such a little thing as Deing robbed. It
would straifi the conscience of even a New York
legislature to ascertain whether this trust ha?
been formed for the purpose of legal or illegal
Shortly after 7 o'clock yesterday morning,
William Reed, engineer, and Frank Corrlgin,
foreman, at Armstrong's Lawrencevillo cork
factory, were standing by the boilers used for
heating the building, when Reed opened the
furnace door and inserted a light for the pur
pose of starting the fire. Instantly there was
an explosion, burning both men seriously abont
the face and bead.
Great Sufierlns Predicted to Follow Soon in
Herman Holmes, the traveling passenger
agent of the Louisville and Nashville road,
was seen at the Seventh Avenue Hotel last
night Mn Holmes said that there were
not more than CO persons who went to Okla
homa from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Most
of theboomers went from Kansas, Nebraska,
Arkansas andpther adjoining States.
Mr. Holmesthinks that in a short time
many of these people will be glad to sell
their land for less than it cost them to settle
it He believes that in the next 60 days
tjiere will be calls for aids to keep the
boomers from starving.
He Owned tbe Horse.
Robert A. Sample, a young Bakerstown
farmer, offered P. Eifzgibbon a horse for
$50. The latter thought it was worth more,
and had Sample arrested on suspicion of
having stolen It A telegram from Sam
ple's father stated that the horse had blind
staggers and belonged to his son. Tbe
ying man was released at once.
A Concentrated Move for a Highway With
Brldees to Neville Island and Vicinity
Possibly nn Electric Line.
The city is to have a fresh outlet to the
rural regions. There is an astonishing
amount of interest awakening to the possi
bility of improvement in the vicinity of
this city. Pittsburg itself hasn't, taking
the whole century under review, accom
plished very much, the greater part "of its
progress dating back only 40 years, but un
til within a year pr two points within ten
miles of the Court House had not felt the
thrill. For over 100 years the people resid
ing in the north ends' of Crescent, Moon and
Robinson townships have been in the habit
of traveling southeast from a straight line
when coming to this city in wagons or on
foot, climbing almost a mountain, nnd after
eoing. almost to the Panhandle Bailway
coming back to the river at Chartiers, trav
eling 13 miles to go 10.
It is supposed the distance thus uselessly
traveled by each resident of those places in
the last 100 year3, if added together, would
reach from here to the moon, and have a
considerable surplus toward a start toward
the nearest fixed star, and all tbe time they
might have had a level road along the river
by the expenditure of 53,000 in bridges.
"But even these benighted regions, sitting
in the valley and shadow of deathly old
fogyism, have seen a great light, and have
concluded tbat intercourse with the rest of
the world may be made not only pleasant
but profitable, and Neville township, or
island, as it is better known, has been at
last persuaded tbat solitude hasn't all the
charms of existence, and she joins the sister
hood inau effort to get to the city dry-shod.
A concerted movement all along the line
has been made to have a wagon road and
two bridges constructed, one from Coraopo
lis to Neville Island, and then a road is to
be built to the head of the island, where
connection will again be made with the
main land at Chartiers. A petition to the
Court to have the matter effected has been
signed by a large portion of the people in
Neville and Moon townships and by the
people of Coraopolis.t The piers for the
upper bridge were almost completed last
year before the extension of the project was
There seems to be no doubt that the main
portion of the road will be adapted to an
electric or cable railway before long.
Mention has already been made of the
proposition to fill tneback river channel
nnd convert it into a railway yard for the P.
& L. E. Ey. This is a b'ig undertaking,
but it will be effected, aud it 13 supposed the
territory thus secured will also eventually
be used for live stock yards.
" To Print the Proceeding.
The officers of D. A. 3, K. of L.. yester
day advertised for bids for printing the re
port of the last district meeting. A pledge
of secrecy will be exacted from each bidder,
as the proieedings were very secret, and the
officers do not want them published. But
little is known of the result of the last
meeting, as the press committee was author
ized not to give anything for publication.
Baby Cnrrlases at Low Prices.
Lauer's large variety of baby carriages,
fine finish, neat designs, most durable and
cheap. Warranted perfect manufacture
and cheapest in the city. 620 Liberty st.
Waxntjt bedroom suits, the greatest va
riety and at all prices at M. Seibert & Co.'s
large furniture works, Lacock and Hope
streets, Allegheny, near railroad bridge.
Fine French flannels for blouse waists,
tennis costumes, gowns, etc.; elegant assort
ment, 35c to $1 a yard.
siwrsu Hugus & Hacke.
B. it B.
The real Shanghai Indias we offer you to
day at 45 cents are not cheap gum-filled
goods that are dear at anv price.
Hoggs & Buhl.
Just received a line of entirely new
shapes and styles of lace and figured net
short wraps. Hdgtjs & Hacke.
Best bargains in finest quadruple plated
table ware, knives, forks and spoons at
Steinmann's, 107 Federal st. wfssu
Novelties in men's neckwear at James
H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ave.
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
celebrated Bedford Springs is now pur up
only in quart and half-gallon bottles and sold
in cases of 2 doz. and 4.doz. in any quantity b
apl8-ws Corner Liberty and Ninth sta.
strictly pure grape juice, in piuts and
quarts for family use aud church purposes.
For sale hv tbe case or single hottle bv
JNO. A. RENSHAW &CO Family Grocers,
aplS-WS Liberty and Ninth sta.
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Dress Goods week this, just as last week wis
Millinery week. Now, when it comes to Dress
Goods, from the first to tho last of the season,
wo are prepared to show every desirable dres
fabric in the largest color assortment So now
when Dress Goods were never In a3 great va
riety, here is the place. In this Dress Goods De
partment, to be pleased and hare your every
taste suited. '": -
About this time ol year importers are anxlou t.
to rednco stocks on hand you can take' aiP
vantage of'thls this week. SI 25 goods we have 1
here now at SI, in quite a number of instances; i ''
clearing np desireable lots of new and seasomu "
ble goods we offer them at the under prices. "
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Not interfering with the staple goods at alliV
but only livening things up a bit ?
Plain goods or fancy, as you may elect, bnt
in both the assortment is largest '
As the season advances the more summerlsbv
weaves are looking up, so now each, day lately '
has increased the trade in tho printed and
bordered Challies and Mohairs in fact, these
are so pretty that later they will be hard to get
Tbe French Robes have been added to quite
largely by some very choice patterns that are
under price, while In English Snitings and fine
Broadcloth and Serge Suitings, the assortment
is very complete.
Wool Cashmeres, Henrietta Cloths, Silk and
Wool Henrietta Cloths, Serges, Rayetines and .
Armures, in exceeding large color variety oC
spring shades.
We call the attention of close bnyers to our
"specials" in Spring Suitings atSOc a yard. Best
values you can find as regards quality and
width. t
Cream Woolens in delicate shades, from 40o
to finest In Albatross, Foules, Cashmeres, snit- '
able for .graduating dresses and summer
Black Dress Good3 Department shows some
special good values in fancy Jacquard weaves,
also in Cords and in Black Cashmeres and in
Silk Warp Fabrics; new style Bordered Veilings
Grenadines and other light weight fabrics.
Onr Silk stock increased by further arrivals
Printed India Silks, in which we lead in assort
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ments and values; plam Indias, fancy Surahs,
plain Surahs, Failles, Satin Rhadames, Armure i
Royales, plain and printed China Crepes
In Black Silks it is tbe same as regards as.
sortment and variety and prices. Some special ,
extra value lots here in Black Surah Silks, - -
Black India Silks, Black Gros Grain Silks and '&'
Black Fancy Brocaded styles. Our new stock
of Black Silk Grenadines now here.
In the way ot Underwear for Men, Women
and Children, we have special bargains in all
qualities, in plain and ribbed goods, while wa
offer many extra fine goods exclusive to our
The Hosiery Department has the very largest
stock. The "Cable dye" fast black Cotton and
Lisle Stockings are the best Also some
drives in fancy striped Cotton Hosiery for this
week, and in Colored and; Black Silk Stockings.
All the very newest In Parasols and Sun Um
brellashundreds to choose from SI 50 to $40.
A grand collection, including the nobby long,
bandied novelties in English Coaching Para
sols, our own importation.
A booming trade hi the Cloak Room.
The Suit Department has more new goods to
show yon. Our stock of Wash Dresses and
White Dresses for Ladies and Children is now
Flannel Blouse Waists for Ladies and Misses.
Also a great many novelties in Ladies' SilkC
Waists. K J
Customers will find the Lace Department
well stocked. New Drapery Nets and Flounc
ing Laces, whilo the wide Flouncing and Ail
Over Embroideries are still larger In variety,
and new patterns in narrow and medium
widths In Trimming Embroideries.
The Curtain Room, by means of a larger
force of salesmen, is able to wait on aliens-
turners promptly.
See the extra good Satines and Ginghams at;
extra low nrices. Lots of sneh attractions hero
in this big wash Goods Department.
Muslin Underwear, complete in all qualities!
and sizes; 25c and 50c garments to finest, upJSj
S35 each fine matched sets in new patterns
Corset Department has tho "Fas3o"'and'
other fine French hand-made Corsets; alsoouri.
great specialty, the J. U. Co. SI1 Corset.
Summer Corsets now in stock, all the bcsS& )
make. - ' '
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