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ERTOicT? APKHJ 26f" 1889?
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ILL WILL WAIT
For the Return of Judge
White Erom the Seashore.
IT WAS THE RESOLUTION
& Of Jndse Magee in the Matter of
Liquor License Kehearings.
TAX EXOHEBATIMS APPLIED FOE
By the Saloon Keepers and Wholesalers
Who Did Not Succeed.
HEETIKGS OP BEAKCHES IESTEEDAT
Three different attempts were made by the
liquor dealers yesterday to get beyond
Judge White. Only one met with any de
gree ol Euccess, ana vxe grain oi cumiun m
that instance w as so small as to cause scarce
ly a smile. Xet It may grow and eventu
ally result in some rehearings.
The first attempt was in the morning. A.
H. Clarke, Esq., made it. He appeared be
fore Judge Magee and asked a rehearing to
be granted to Thomas Gamble, a wholesale
dealer on Ferry street, but His Honor de
cisively declared that he would not act on
any such question until the return of Judge
White, and the only alternative would be
that the request be put in the form of a peti
tion, which he would consent to its being
filed. The attorney then read a paper,
assuming it to be a petition, and said that
his client could not dispose of his property
during the interim of to-day and May 1, and
pleaded that said client be granted license
long enough to sell his goodie Judge Magee
would not entertain any motion of the kind,
and took the paper only as an application
pending the return of Judge "White.
THE SECOKD ATTEMPT.
"When the Criminal Court adjourned in
the afternoon a swarm of attorneys, backed
by several rows ot saloon keepers, ranged in
front of the clerk's desk belore Judge Ma
gee. The first to speak was Harry Ewing,
Esq. He said that he wished to present a
petition on behalf of J. K. Fleming & Co.
fora rehearing in the matter of granting a
wholesale liquor license.
Judge Magee at once responded that he
would give no rehearings on the question of
applications for license. Mr. Ewing, how
ever, persisted, and was backed up by At
torneys J. S. Ferguson and Josiah Cohen.
Judge Magee said: "You ask me to revoke
fan order that has already been made by the
Quarter Sessions Court. I can't do it, and
I wiii say that nothing will be done in this
matter until Judge White returns."
Mr. Cohen But, yonr Honor, suppose
Judge White doesn't return for a month?
Judge Magee I can't decide cases that
Judge "White has already decided. I
wouldn't try any cases at all'if other judges
undertook to come in here and try my cases
after I had disposed of them.
Attorney Cohen here exhibited the peti
tion drawn up for the committee of whole
sale dealers, as printed in The Dispatch
yesterday. He said:
"Your Honor, these are petitions from
wholesale dealers, and the questions in
volved are legal points, not a dispnte as to
Judge "White's veracity."
Mr. Cohen insisted further and main
tained that the Quarter Sessions Court never
dies. He held that it is always m'session,
and the absence of Judge "White had noth
ing to do with the matter. Judge Magee
was present to act.
J. S. Ferguson, Esq., took up the argu
ment,and said that it was a question wherein
the applicants had been illegally refused.
Under the act of 1887, with reference to
wholesale dealers, he held bnt three condi
tions were implied. Thev were: Is the ap
plicant a citizen of the "United States; of
good moral character, and has he the amount
of license fee. No question was raised at
all as to the necessity.
Jndge Magee reiterated that he would not
take any action in the direction of reversing
Mr. Ferguson continued, saying: "If we
cau, show a legal debatable question, these
men have a right to be heard. It means an
annihilation of their business."
Judge Magee replied that whatever would
be done would not be until the return of
SEND FOB THE JUDGE.
Mr. Cohen said that perhaps the fact of
the presentation of the petitions might hurry
the return of Judge "White. It would not
be proper for them to request Judge "White
to return, but if the petitions were permitted
to be presented it would be perfectly proper
for the Court to notify Judge "White that
they awaited his disposal, and that fact
might induce him to give means for a hear
ing. After some further debate Judge Magee
said that he would allow the petition to be
filed, but that no consideration would be
given it without the sanction of the rest of
Mr. Cohen and Mr. Ferguson stated that
that was satisfactory, and that they would
file petitions for other clients this ' after
noon. Mr. Cohen added that he had a petition,
signed by a large number of citizens of Al
legheny county, in connection with this
matter, which he thought proper should be
filed at this time.
Judge Magee answered: "Now I wish
you to understand that while I allow this to
be done, yet I will not decide this matter
unless it comes through the rest of the
The attorneys were profuse in their ac
quiesence. Judge Magee took the petition of Mr.
Fleming and indorsed it:
The within petition ordered to be filed and
not to be beard in the absence of Judge White.
THE LATVTEBS INTEEESTED.
A question of "judicial courtesy" having
been raised in this matter, attorneys gen
erally were much interested in the outcome
of yesterday's proceedings. In reply to a
reporter's inquiries, Major A. M. Brown
"I have thought the matter over and
would prefer waiting until Judge "White re
turns, that the three judges may sit in
banc and hear the petitions. That, I think,
would be nothing more than proper. If the
remaining two should consider and acf
"upon any of the refused licenses in Judge
"White's absence, it, in mv mind, would not
be judicial decorum. Judges Magee and
Bailey consented and sanctioned Judge
White's hearing of the applications, and it
would be very unjust to undo anything he
has done without first consulting him. At
' any rate, my idea is that it is customary
that all three should sit in banc, as I said
before, to hear these petitions. Last year
they did so, and admitted they had erred;
therefore consenting to some rehearings. I
think Judge White has grossly erred in his
decisions, and I see no reason why when
one, person errs that rehearings should not
be granted this year the same as when three
judges committed errors last year."
BREWERS' BONUS REJECTED.
Judge Swing Finishes Hii Work of Legal
Jndge Ewing went to the Clerk of Courts
office after court adjourned -resittrAnv nnA
.examined the bonds of the whnWalo deal.
I r en, completing this part of the work. Lauer
Dm. !. T.I T ?. V . " .
"i "f"i uuuu,u. oirauD, crewer, ana
Frank Bonstalli were rejected because their
bonds were not sufficient. Ebcrhart &
Ober, brewers, were rejected because their
bondsman was on too manv bonds. Schuetz,
Renziehausen & Co., wholesale dealers,
were rejected because there was no state
ment or justification attached. W. H.
Holmes & Son, wholesale dealers, were re
jected because the bond was improperly
signed. Snyder, Abel & Co. were rejected
because one of their bondsmen has died.
These, with the bonds rejected on Wed
nesday, pake 26 in all, and the License
Court will set Tuesday afternoon to approve
the bonds substituted for those thrown out.
Clerk of Courts McGunnegle will not
begin to issue,licenses to the fortunate ones
until to-morrow morning as he cannot get
the work in shape before that time.
John Miller, who was convicted in last
September for selling liquor without license
and sentenced to pay a fine and undergo a
term in jail, was released yesterday, he
having filed duplicate schedules, as required
by law, that he was unable to pay the fine.
THE! ARE ACTIVE.
Meetings Yesterday By Retailers and
Brewers, and Wholesalers To-Day.
The retail liquor dealers held a very ani
mated meeting in the Grand Army Hall
yesterday, with Samuel Bing presiding.
There were motions innumerable made by
unfortunate saloon keepers, some of which
were very irrelevant. They finally led to rt
resolution to appoint a committee of retail
men to meet and confer with the representa
tives of the wholesalers. This was adopted,
and Thomas Selaney, Charles "Vowinkle
and F. Gotthart were chosen.
A number of letters from prominent peo
ple not in the liquor business suggested
that a mass meeting be held at some time in
the near future, where every cla of busi
ness could be represented and their senti
ments be voiced. This was thought by some
to be rather judicious, but the majority
were of the opinion that this last resort
might be feasable should the court refuse to
act further upon the applications for re
hearings. T. D. Casey, one of the whole
saler's committee, sa'id to a Dispatch
writer: "We intend holding another meet
ing this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at which we
expect all wholesalers, brewers and bottlers
refused and granted to be present. The
object is to complete the petitions for pre
sentation to the court, but as Judge Magee
has decided not to act upon them until the'
return of Judge White, we want to have
them filed immediately in the hope that
this will hasten His Honor home."
The Brewers' Association held their
regular meeting yesterday afternoon in
their rooms on Fourth avenue. The Con
stitutional amendment was discussed and
also the recent action of Jndge White in de
moralizing their business by his slaughter
of would-be licensees.
Edward J. Frauenheim, when spoken to
anent the meeting and its significance, said
it had nothing to do with the question of
rehearings; but he said that should the re
tail men take steps to regain their licenses,
then the brewers might jump in and espouse
and help their cause.
Judge White was present at the Phila
delphia License Court Wednesday and
looked on for a little while.
FOE TAX EXONERATIONS.
Liquor Dealers Who Were Refused License
Blake Another Move.
Yesterday afternoon Joseph Einstein,
Charles B. Deshone and a dozen' other
wholesale and retail liquor dealers appeared
before City Assessor Case, and notified him
that they had been refused license and
naturally could not be expected to pay the
business tax assessment now being made on
their returns. Estimates made in the as
sessor's books show that the liquor men who
controlled much of the largest trade in deal
ing with retailers have been refused, thereby
causing a loss to the city of $75,000.
The retail liquor dealers are taxed 1 per
cent on theirlicenses and the amount of busi
ness done during the year. Mr. Case paid
particular attention when these people
applied for license to the receipts ot their
business sworn to, and in numerous cases
clipped these statements ont of the' news
papers and pasted them in a book for refer
ence. For instance, the tax of James
Bennett, on Smithfield street, for last year
was levied only on 53,000, or $30; this year
it is on $35,000, or 350. In court Mr.
Bennett testified that his yearly receipts
amounted to $83,000, which would make
$830 it assessed according to his own testi
mony. The Seventeenth ward, the largest in the
city, last year had 10 liquor houses, 9 retail
and 1 wholesale; it has but 1 now, and of
course the city loses these taxes which it
would derive from them had they not been
The Western Pennsylvania Association
Meet nnd Discuss Nature's Flora.
The Western Pennsylvania Botanical So
ciety held its monthly meeting in the par
lors of the Pittsburg Library Association
last evening. The proceedings were very
interesting, even to one not familiar with
the different flora and its peculiarities.
Dr. Frank Hamilton presided, and among
the attending members were many eminent
botanists of both cities. Ths society now
has a herbarian containing a large number
of prepared plants, and it is making ar
rangements to obtain specimens of all indi
genous plants of North America. Mr.
Win. M. Kennedy, of Marshall, Kennedy
& Co., presented the society with a large and
valuable collection, among which was a
specimen of the Geaster Hydromatacus,
commonly known as the Earth star. This
strange plant, of a cork-like substance,
grows underneath the ground, and is stella
shaped. In dry weather the petals contract,
but when rain talis they expand like a ro
sette. Another interesting wild production of
nature was the Walking Fern, which creeps
along and buries itself in the earth, then
disjoints itself from the original root and
continues spreading. Exhibits innumera
ble were shown, the description of which
was far more interesting than the names
they are designated by. This study is man
ifestly growing, and steps are now on foot
by the society looking toward a union of all
scientific associations of Pittsburg, with the
view of a beneficial organization so far as
common interests are concerned.
The Big Packet Bonanza Forced to Retire to
Walt for a Rise.
The water in the river has fallen to 3 feet.
The recent rain is not expected to help mat
ters. The ground was dry, and most of the
water was absorbed at once. There is no
coal going out.
The Tom Dodsworth arrived yesterday
morning with a tow of empties. The packet
Sherley will be here to-morrow instead of
the big boat Bonanza. The water is con
sidered too low to float the big fellow. It is
-HIS USUAL VISIT.
President Newell Inspects the Improve
ments at Beaver.
President John Newell, of the Lake Erie
road, arrived in the city yesterday. He
spent the morning examining the work
done at Beaver in the way of straightening
the line and double tracking. This is the
first expenditure of the bonded money bor
rowed during the past winter.
A good part ot it will be spent along the
line between the Ohio river and New Castle
Junction, where certain improvements are
necessary. The line will be shortened and
straightened to a considerable extent this
They Were Pleased.
Yesterday afternoon 100 of the visiting re
tail merchants inspected the county build
ings under the guidance of County Com
missioner McKee. They expressed un
IN ICT GEEENLAND.
Miss Olof Krarer, a Native Esqui
mau, Lectures on Her Country.
PECULIAR HABITS OP THE PEOPLE.
They Lire Good Lives to Go to a Warm
Place When They Die.
A FORTUNATE SHIPWRECKED NATIVE
lectured last night
in the M. E.
Church at Belle
vue, on "Green
land, or Life in the
for the benefit of
the Avalon Y. W.
C. T. U. Miss
Krarer is a typical
Esquimaux, 3 feet
4 inches in height,
and weighs 130
pounds. While de-
Kvering part of her lecture she attired her
self in a costume made of furs. The arms,
legs, body, hood, etc., were one piece. Dur
ing the lecture Miss Krarer sang several
songs in the Esquimaux tongue, which
greatly amused the audience.
The talk was mainly about the habits and
life of the Esquimaux. Miss Krarer has.
been in this country about seven years and
talks broken English. She began by say
ing that she left Greenland about 16 years
ago to go on a jottrney. The boat upon
which she was a passenger was shipwrecked
in the ice and the party had to put in to
Iceland. She found that-country so much
superior to Greenland that she decided to
remain there. She did not like the idea of
living in a snow house, which she said were
the only places of habitation in Greenland.
She stated the houses were constructed by
cutting blocks of ice with spears made from
the tusks of the walrus, and putting the
blocks together. All the cracks were stopped
up with snow. Two or three layers of fur
are laid on the floor in place of a "carpet. A
small hole 1 feet high is left in the side of
the house lor a door. On the latter is
placed a piece of fur to keep out the wind.
The door is so narrow that if a person going
out would meet one coming into the house
one of them would have to back to allow
the other to pass. The people
TEET BABELT, HAVE A FIEE.
When thejr do they make it from small
bones and dried, lean reindeer meat, torn
into shreds. By the use of a flint and the
tusk of a walrus.
a spark was drop
ped on the meat,
and the fire kin
dled. Pieces o f
tat meat were
thrown on, to make
the fire blaze.
The only form of
amusement the Es
have, she said, was
to sit on the cold
floor and guess
who was the pret
tiest among them. American Toilet.
The men and women both grease theirfaces,
arms, legs and think no more of putting the
dirty walrus grease on thir faces "than the
women of Pittsburg do, painting and powder
ing their cheeks." The people there never
comb theirhair, for the reason that they have
nocombs. The men wear long beards and
hair because they have no way oi shaving
or cutting their hair. They have no work
except that of hnnting and fishing, and that
is looked upon as an exercise. It took them
two months to make the trip from Green
land to Iceland. The women of Greenland
are never clean and never tired. They have
no he-use cleaning to do, no washing, iron
ing and cooking. They have no water there
except what is in the ocean. When
the people want a drink they dig
up a piece of snow and ice
and let it melt in their mouths. If they
had any water tbey conld not use it, be
cause thev have no vessels to haul it in.
They have no implements to work with, ex
cept bones. They get a piece of raw meat
and bluDber and rub it all over their faces
and hands and feel refreshed afterward.
They are the most contented and peaceable
people in the world. They have no money,
no property, and everybody is the same
summer and winter. There are no rich or
Miss Krarer said that if she went home
and told her people the way the people of
the United States lived they would not
believe her. The women never visit like
they do in this country. They hardly ever
go "together for the reason that there is
nothing to buy and nothing to sell.
When a young man wants to see a girl,
and wishes to afterward marry her he ap
plies to her mother for the loan of a piece of
flint or something. Very often the mother
has nothing to loan the young man, and she
generally says "You want my daughter."
The young man becomes scared and runs
away to return at some future date and
steal his sweetheart
away from her home. The people of the
Northern country only see the sun four
months in the yar. The other eight
months, if they have no fire, they sit in the
Their ideas about good and wrongdoing
are peculiar. They imagine that when they
die, if they have been good, they will go to
a place that is comfortable and warm. If
they, have not been good they will
go to a place where it is colder
than the country where they live.
This makes them v lead good lives.
The lecturer said that if the people im
agined Hades, or the bad place,- was hot,
they would immediately become bad for the
sake of getting to a hot country, when they
died. They have a vague understanding
abont a bad spirit and are mortally afraid
of him. 'They do not tell any lies", nor do
they &ay bad things about their neighbors.
The clothes ot the people are the" same.
All of them are made of lur, sewed together
with a thread, composed oi the sinew of the
reindeer. In reply to a question Miss Kra
rer said the people did not sleep all the
time it was dark, but when they got tired
sleeping they got up and talked. After
talking awhile they would sleep again. To
another question she said that when one of
them is dying the neighbors come in, gather
around the deathbed and sing of the good
She said there never had been a mission
ary among the people of Eastern Green
land, but there were a few in the Western
part of the country, where hot streams made
the climate warmer. It snows in the coun
try three times each year, about two or three
days at a stretch.
There are two churches in Iceland, one a
Roman Catholic and the other a Lutheran
church. Everybody in that country goes to
services, and the people mostly speak
English. Miss Krarer went into Manitoba
from Iceland. From there she gradually
drifted into Dakota and Minnesota, as she
grew acclimated to the change in the.atmos
phere. CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING.
Frank Overpeck, a Ticket Taker at
BIJon Theater, Arrested.
Frank Overpeck, ticket taker at the Penn
avenue entrance of the Bijou Theater, was
arrested by Detectives Coulson and Mc
Tigbe, last night on a charge of embezzling
tickets to the gallery of the theater. Over
peck has been employed at the Bijou for a
year, and it is said has been recently found
short in his returns to the office each night?
Yesterday Manager Gulick learned that
he was making arrangements to leave the
city, knowing his dishonesty had been dis
covered. Mr. Gulick notified the police
officials at once. The prisoner admitted his
guilt to the detectives. An information
will be entered against him this morning.
THE. LOTUS CLUB.
The Reception Was a Bis Success Notwltfa.
standing the Absence of the Politicians
Beautiful Decorations on the Walls.
The fourth annual reception of the Lotus
Club at Odd Fellows' Hall, Southside, last
night, was an event which will linger in
the memories of all who were present for
many years to come. As far as jovial feel
ing, good fellowship and thoroughly whole
some amusement is concerned, the enter
tainment never had an equal in the history
ot the club. Everything ran smoothly like
innumerable wheels. It was an evening in
which each guest tried to contribute to the
enjoyment of everybody else, and the entire
crowd tried to please each individual.
The decorations of the hall were the most
tasteful of anything which ever "graced the
walls. On the stage the rarest exotics of
tropical-plants and potted flowers were ar
ranged in the manner of an amphitheater.
Behind this almost solid wall 'of floral
beauties the Gernert and Guenther orchestra
was hidden, and the soft strains of the
music blended with the fragrant perfume of
exquisite flowers in the most delicious har
mony. Electric lights had been called into
requisition to throw an appropriate glare
upon the scene. '
A number of strangers had been invited,
bat very few of them responded to the call.
However, the absence of some of the noted
political pillars, who generally honor the
Lotus Club with their presence, did not
seem to mar the general tenor of enjoyment
in any way.
Register Connor was there, which was
enough to make all Southsiders happy, and
when the rnmor got abroad that the genial
ex-President of the club may probably leave
Shadyside, where he lives now, and return
to his old home on Sarah street, everyone,
was glad to hear it.
Matt Weiss, dressed in an immaculate
white shirt front with vest to match, and a
big diamond by way of contrast, looked
The password into the hall appeared to be
the short but weighty sentence: "Did you
get your license?" and everybody seemed to
have learned the words as an intended joke.
It was not until after 11 o'clock that Will
iam Buhlandt entered the hall.
Martin Frank was there, and he made
himself very conspicuous by being the only
man in a light summer suit But he en
joyed it Fred Gearing was seen prome
nading up and down the hall calling
everybody's attention to the beautiful
decorations. They were his work and his
design, and whe'n 'Squire Hoerr compli
mented him upon his genius he blushed
like a young lady.
When the grand march started about 10
o'clock there were about 150 couples in the
hall. The party did not adjourn until
early this morning. '
A meeting of the Lotus Club will be held
this evening to take action on securing a
new clubhouse that will cost $15,000.
ANOTHER CHURCH E0W.
The Pnstor of a Sonthslde Lutheran Church
Asked to Resign Ills Supporters Ad
journ a Meeting.
There was a pretty lively meeting of the
congregation of the Grace Evangelical
Lutheran Church, at the corner of South
Seventh and Carson streets, last night-,
which will likely result in a split in the
church. For some timea certain faction in
the congregation has been raising objections
to the pastor, Bev. J. K. Melhorn, and a
few days ago the following paper was cir
culated among the members:
We, the undersigned members of Grace
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pittsburg,
Southside, believing it to he to the best inter
ests and welfaraof our congregation, do hereby
respectfully request you for your resignation.
The paper was signed by a number of the
members of the congregation, and, as last
night was the time for the annual congre
gational meeting, it was the intention to
present the petition to Mr. Melhorn.
The supporters of the pastor, however,
had learned of the steps .that were being
taken against him, and went to the meeting
last night prepared to defeat any attempt
that might be made to get the petition
before the congregation. And they
succeeded, for the petitioners failed to pre
sent the matter in a constitutional way, and
when the offer was made to present it. a mo-
Ftion, by one of the opposite faction, to ad
journ was immediately carried.
The congregation then adjourned to the
street and the factions divided. It was here
that some pretty hot words were passed.
The pastor and his supporters were con
demned very harshly for their action in the
Mr. Carl S. Duff, one of the movers
against Sir. Melhorn, was seen at his home
on South Seventeenth street afterfhe meet
ing. He said: "I am not prepared just
now to specify our objection to Mr. Mel
horn. I will say this, however, that unless
he resigns there will be a split in our con
gregation. As a pastor .he is all right; but
we object to him on other grounds. I will
hint at the objection by saying that Mr.
Melhorn cannot hold his tongue."
Mr. Melhorn has had charge of the con
gregation for 18 years. His congregation
numbers about 400 members.
HE WAS ARRESTED AGAIN.
Ex-Oflleer Thompson, of Allegheny, Once
More Token Into Custody.
Ex-Roundsman John Thompson, of Alle
gheny, is not yet out of trouble. Immedi
ately after being released on bail on a
charge of gambling on Wednesday night
he left the office. About 2 o'clock yester
day morning he was found by Roundsmen
Johnston and Wilson trying to break into
a disorderly house on Craig street He was
kicking at the door, and when the officers
ordered him to move on he refused and
struck Johnston. The latter then placed
him under arrest, and a desperate scuffle
ensued. The prisoner threw Johnston's
handy billy Into the street, and Wilson was
contpelled to draw his billy. Thompson
was finally placed in the patrol wagijn and
taken to the lockup.
At the hearing in the morning Johnston
testified to having been badly hurt in the
encounter, and Thompson was fined $25 and
costs by Mayor Pearson. The fine was
promptly paid, when he was again arrested
on a charge ot desertion, and furnished bail
in the sum of 5300 for a hearing before Al
THE COUNTY BRIDGES.
Contracts Let for Repairs Amounting to
The County Commissioners and County
Controller awarded the bridge contracts
yesterday. The masonry for one bridge was
let to Jacob Friday; masonry for one to
John Wunderlich; masonry and repairs Tor
one to William Dickson; masonry and re
pairs for one to C. M. Drier; masonry and
repairs for two to Eli Crum: masonry for
two to M. Sweeny. The superstructure of
six was let to the Shiffler Bridge Works,
andof one to Free & Meredith. The cement
contract for these bridges went to Xaing &
The contracts for painting 38 bridges were
also awarded. The Atlas Paint Company
got two; Beuben Brener six; G. G. O'Brien
eight, and John L. Miller 22. The paint
ing of the bridges ranges from $18 to $138
each, the whole amounting to $1,605 40.
The total cost of the new bridges will be
The Amendment Campaign.
The Executive Committee of the County
Amendment Committee met yesterdav
afternoon, with Joseph D. Weeks in the
chair. Nothing but routine business -was
transacted. A. H. Leslie went to Philadel
phia yesterday to attend a special meeting
of the State Executive Committee. The
first number of the Amendment Advocate
made its appearance yesterday. It is pub
lished by the County Committee in the in
terest of the amendment
THAT STEEL 1STEIKE.
Some Unskilled Workers Attempt to
Blow a HeatTJut Fail.
THE SHEEIPF'S PK0CLAHATI0H.
That Importation of Glas3 Blowers Causes
AMONG SEVERAL LABOR LEADERS
The strike at the Allegheny Bessemer
Steel Works at Duquesne does not seem, to
be any nearer an end than it was two days
ago. Early yesterday morning the strikers
and their friends were on hand to prevent
new men from going to work.' Three colored
men were the first to put in an appearance,
and as they came up the railroad track with
their buckets in their hands, they were ac
costed by the strikers who asked them where
they were going. They said they intended
to carry a hod for a contractor at Cochran
station. The strikers followed them up the
road, and when the mill gate was reached
the negroes made a break to get inside, but
they were prevented by three of the strikers.
They were advised to leave town aud then
chased along the river bank until they suc
ceeded in eluding their pursuers by jump
ing into a skiff and pulling for the other
When the strikers returned to Cochran
station the 9.35 A. at. train had just arrived.
An engineer from the Black Diamond Steel
Works alighted, and with him about a
dozen Hungarians and Poles. The strang
ers were taken in charge by the strikers,
and in a short time refused to go with the
engineer, whose name, it was afterward
learned, was Uraham.
THE SHEmiT PBOCLAIM8.
' Adam Weitz, one of the new men, stated
that they had been engaged by Graham to
work in a new mill. He told them there
was no strike, and as they were unable to
read English they did not know what was
"When we reached Duquesne," said
Weitz, "the boss pulled out a lot of revolv
ers and said he was a policeman. We did
not take the revolvers and he kept them.
We will walk back to the city and wHl not
go to the mill."
The men then started for the city on foot
John Hess, a roller, who was in the mill up
to Wednesday night, came out yesterday
and joined the strikers.
At noon Sheriff McCandless arrived and
sent word out that he wanted William
Dunn, V. Gutzell and John McGlory. The
men did not put in an appearance, and in
the afternoon the Sheriff posted the follow
ing proclamation about the grounds:
To 'Whom it May Concern:
"Whereas, The Court of Common Fleas No.
2, of Allegheny county, has granted an injunc
tion against certain 'parties in Mifflin town
ship, to me unknown, commanding them not
to assemble or congregate at or near the works
of the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Company, or
upon the roads or highways leading to the
same, and commanding them not to interfere
with the workmen or bnsiness of said com
pany or the operations of said works,
now I, Alex. JE. McCandless, High Sheriff
of said county, do command the said per
sons so enjoined, and all other persons, to ab
stain frem such assembling or congregating as
aforesaid and from interfering with the work
men or business of said Allegheny Bessemer
Steel Company or the operation of said works,
and in all respects to preserve the peace and to
retire to their respective homes nr places of
residence, and in case of your failure to pre
serve these instructions you will be dealt with
according to law,
High Sheriff Allegheny County.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 25.1889. J
A MEETING HELD.
A meeting of the mechanics was held yes
terday afternoon, and it was decided to hold
ont with the other men. The Amalgamated
Association men were in town, and it was
decided that should the strikers come out
victorious that they would organize and
join that organization. It was reported at
4 o'clock that 31 men were in the works,
but later it was learned that there were but
seven. -These men tried to blow a heat, but
being unskilled workmen it was a failure.
Two.colored men arrived on the evening
train, but they returned after a short talk
with the strikers. A report was started
shortly after that a poatload of men was on
its way to the works, and the strikers imme
diately left Duquesne for Lock No. 1 to meet
THOSE IMPORTED BLOWERS.
The Flint Glass and Amalgamated Associ
ations Deny Thnt They Intend to Prose
cute President Campbell.
The publication that there was a con
certed move on the part of the Amalgamated
Association and the American Flint Glass
Workers' Union to the effect that they in
tended to prosecute President Campbell and
other window glass workers interested in
the importation of 26 window glass workers,
is denied by the officials of the two organi
zations. Secretary Martin, of the Amal
gamated Association, stated yesterday that
he had not heard of such a move, but that
he is opposed to the importation of men
under any circumstances.. He believes that
enough men can be secured in this country
to fill vacancies in any industry.
' Secretary Dillon, of the American Flint
Glass Workers' Union, said: "We do not
contemplate taking any steps in the matter,
reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
We never said we would join with the
Amalgamated Association and investigate
and prosecute President Campbell or any
person interested in the importation of the
26 glassblowers. I do not believe that there
is a scarcity of glassblowers here, and if
any law has been violated I believe the
matter should be investigated by the proper
The statement of President Campbell and
Secretary Cake, of the Window Glass
Workers' Union, that there is a scarcity of
men in this country, is denied by ex-President
Cline, of the same organization. In
proof of his statement he gives some figures.
He is now in charge of the National Glass
Budqet, and in the current issue of the
paper will say that there is not a scarcity of
window glass blowers. His report shows
that this week there are 1,040 pots in opera
tion and 252 are idle. Mr. Cline further
states that only 46 men are needed at Jean
nette, and these positions can easily be filled
by the idtemen in this country.
In an editorial the papgr says:
The officials of L. A. 800 have placed them
selves on record as consenting to the importa
tion of foreign workmen. The aspect of the
case becomes graver when it Is considered that
Mr. Chambers was active in trying to secure
the indorsement of other manufacturers in
favor of President Campbell's application for
the position of Commissioner of the National
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The pernicious precedent thus set will inju
riously affect all other trades. It will be quoted
as a reason why the law should be repealed. It
will be cited as an importation with the con
sent of a labor organization) which replaced
THE AMALGAMATED SCALE.
Secretnry Martin Issues the Programmes to
The programmes for the Amalgamated
Association Convention were mailed to the
delegates by Secretary Martin yesterday.
They contain the suggestions of the differ
ent lodges on next year's scale. Mr. Mar
tin, as usual, refuses to give any of the sug
gestions for publication, saying they will
not be made pablic until after they are con
sidered by the Scale Committee.
He, refused to state whether any changes
in the present scale are desired, or anything
at all about it. It is understood, however,
that the workers will demand tile present
scale with some slight changes, while the
manufacturers will, as usual, ask for a re
duction. Fob a disordered liver try Beech am'e Pills.
Pears' Soap the purest and best ever made.
Many Matters of Much and tlttlo Moment
J. P. Witherow went to Chicago last eve.
Favors massage treatment The prize ring.
Beobbt follows close upon the heels of ex
perience. Tact Is mere instinct,! or it is exercised with
One can well judge the pubtic pulse by the
number of its beats. ''
That barbers' trust in Boston deserves a
good lathering. Next!
The fun eral of Alderman William Gallagher
will be held this morning.
Dr. G. a. Mueller returned from a flying
Eastern trip last evening.
A few thousand Miss directed letters are
posted in this city every day.
Samuel Maxwell is charged with assault
ing and battering Wm. Berelt
If the Chlc&gos would fire nine or ten more
men mayba they could, play ball.
The man who nipped his pen in gall must
have been asking for a small load.
A proper abbreviation for the proposed
State of Oklahoma would be O. K.
Delinquent Tax Collector Fobs col
lected 9,985 during the last month.
OCCUPANTS of the bleaching hoards are cer
tainly not a cheerless lot when Us win.
Agent Passavant, of the Union Pacific,
passed through on his way to New York.
The racing season draws on apace, but alas
for the boys, the pool rooms are not running.
Those two new streets in Berlin named Bach
and Wagner should become passages of note.
It is one of the beauties of the language that
a man may take a stand, yet continue sitting.
Johnnie Quinn, a 14-year-old boy at Soho,
tumbled over a wall and broke bis coUar hone.
Me. Younghusband said he wanted to get
a little fresh heir, when he brought In his new
"Hose Anna," says Wanamakerto the coun
ter girl, then forgetting himself manners
Miss East End says there is one tower she
doesn't think she will go on this summer the
Erie county Prohibitionists aren't going to
plant barley or rye this spring. There is more
money in hops.
John Couchxan, employed at Moorhead fc
McLaln's mill, was knocked down and badly
injured by a crane.
John Saj;psell, who is associated with
Isadore Bowers in suits for false arrest, is an
employe of Bowers.
Several Chinese of high rank are to visit
Chicago. Their rank can never be as high as
the Chicago river's.
Philosophy is a beautiful thing. It ena
bles a man to talk so cheerfully of other
James Beed, of McKeesport dropped dead
yesterday. The Coroner will hold an inquest.
He was 31 years old.
Humane Agent O'Brien had Maggie
Connors arrested yesterday for getting drunk
and neglecting her family.
The children of the Twenty-eighth ward
schools gave their second public entertainment
last night. It was a success.
David Williams and Tim Barrett young
boys,are accused of trying to tap Anton Boeth
lein's till. They are now in hoc
The Board of Viewers held a final meeting
for the assessments on the construction of the
immense Ellsworth avenue sewer.
Charles "Watts, employed at the Brad
dock wire mill, had an eye torn out and was
otherwise injured by a steel splinter.
Cab No. 6 broke a grip at the Fifth ovenue
loopandalongblockade ensued. Eight formed
in line and one car was badly damaged.
How doth the busy btTmble bee, improve
each Bhmlnc hour, How doth that same warm
smiling sun, turn all the bock beer sour.
Magistrate McKenna yesterday commit
ted Captain Shanafeltto jail for a hearing on
TWav fl fni" fAlnnfnnlw pnrHnff flamnAt T.trtla
chief brown says He didn't run away. He
asked openly that no licenses be issued in the
"Owl" district and he is glad there were none.
That was a nervy thief who coolly abstracted
$3 and a few trinkets from Captain Brown's
desk.ana right in sight of the Police Inspector's
office. .. '
Doodles thinks he would make an excellent
actor. When he calls on Miss Eastend he gen
erally makes a good run before her papa's foot
If that new exploration party that left E1
monten for the Arctic circle succeeds in reach
ing the inside, they will probably find McAllis
Sig. GlLLl promises two grand f nil dress
operatic concerts, the first April 28 and the sec
ond April 80. They will be held in the. Pitts
burg Club theater.
Major W. W. Greenland, Quartermaster
of the Second Brigade,,is in the city making
arrangements for the transportation of the
troops to New York.
A Chicago Northslderhas been found who
has conscientious scruples. Thev were immedi
ately pulled and placed on exhibition. The
Northslder is convalescing.
The Oil Exchange will probably close from
Saturday over next Tuesday. This will not
only give the lambs, but also the kids, a rest
Brain work is so wearisome.
Judge White may take a,pleasure trip,
Chief Brown may take a slide,
Bnt Jnsticn doesn't give a rip
While Wishart's by her side.
A gathering of the One Hundred and
Thirty-ninth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volun
teers will be held in City Hall Tuesday evening
to consider the dedication of the Gettysburg
The seventieth anniversary of -the Intro
duction of Odd Fellowship into this country
occurs to-day. A grand parade, a military
drill and a reception will be given in honor of
A 31 AN was shooting robins in the Eleventh
ward, Allegheny, yesterday, when Officer Ken
nedy attempted to arrest him. The man es
caped, bat the officer captured the gun, which
he dropped in his flight.
John Burke, the man arrested by Sol Coul
son on suspicion, is another man who acknowl
edges be has just been out of the pen. a couple
of months. He had in his possession mne sil
ver watch cases and one of gold.
Eighty-five Indians from the Sioux,
Brule, Cheyenne, Ogalalla and Red Colored
tribes, in charge of Major J. M. Burke, passed'
inqpugn toe city yesieraay. oouna ior ineirans
Exposition, where they will be exhibited.
President Carr, of the Twenty seventh
ward school, charges seven boys with malicious
mischief. He alleges that they have broken
the windows of the St Clair school and stolen
books. Three of them have been arrested.
The rumor that Postmaster-General Wana
maker had offered to pay tor the completion of
the Power Hall of the Exposition, in this city,
if the structure would bear his name, was
denied last night by Mr. Edwards, Mr. Wana
maker's representative in this city.
Messrs. T. R. Packer and J. G. McWm-.
lams, of Lawrenceville, may be gentlemen of
their word, but when they tell Of catching an
alligator four feet long in Whartonsbnrg
creek, people are apt to inquire' what sort of
tinlt -was nsed. Then strain, no emm dnnht.
their word that they found a baby's shoe in its'
stomacn, out some uououng laomases are ask
ing what became of the other shoe, and who
has lost a one-legged baby.
We will go to Paree, and the Eiffel tower
Tidings of comfort and joy.
We will paint the city red just before we go
Tidings of comfort and joy.
We wilKwish we hadn't spent, oar very last red
Tidings of comfort and joy.
We will cablegram to dad, we will indeed be
For tidings of comfort and joy.
The Wonder of the Age
Is the prices at which we sell fine clothing
at our large stores. We secured a grand lot
of men and. boys' clothing ironi a conple of
manufacturers who were hard pressed for
money, and planking down the hard cash
we bought their stocks outright. What
better way, we thought, than to dispose of
the lot of men and boys' suits than by one
of our special sales? Just the .thing. So
call at our stores to-day or to-morrow and
expectto get suits sold elsewhere at $18. Our
price is $10. Men's cutaway suits in diago
nals and tricots at $12, worth $20 Prince'
Albert suits in silk mixtures and imported
wales $15. worth $30. P. C. "O. C, cor.
Grant ana Diamond sts., opposite the new
Otjr 5 grades of 46-inch wide black cash
mere at 50c, 65c, 75c, 85c, and $1 a yard can
not be equaled. Hugus Ss JSackeI -
atwjrsu - -
CLOSE T0DE 8T0KES.
The Request of the WnsHagtoa Cesteaabtl
The Washington Inaugural Committee
has prepared the following address to the
On Tuesday, April 30, the eitizens of Alle
gheny connty, as -well as the people of the
whole country, will unite in celebrating the
centennial anniversary of the inauguration of
General George Washington, as the first Presi
dent of the United States.
The committee having the local celebration
in charge, folly appreciates the magnitude of
the occasion, and is particularly desirous that
this last and greatest of all the national cen
tennials may be celebrated in a manner com
mensurate with the Importance ot the event
Washington led tbd American people out of
bondage and oppression into the clear light of
freedom and national prosperity. The history
of the United States is. the history of the
gradual rising from the foundations of liberty
and order by him so deeply and broadly laid of
that stately fabric of the national institutions,
whicn has become the admiration of the
It is just and fitting that the people should
honor with grateful commemoration the one
hundredth "anniversary of the taking by the
great captain in war of the chair of office in
peace as the chief magistrate of the land he
had fought for with such effective valor.
It is particularly flttinffthat in Allegheny
connty the inauguration of Washington the
crowning act in the unifying of all the States
into one government should be observed in
reverence; for within its boundaries have oc
curred some of the most important events in
the history of the Republic
The centennial of this illustrious event in the
history of the nation having been declared a
general holiday by an act of Congress, the busi
ness men of Pittsburg and Allegheny are here
by requested to close their places of business,
at least half of the day, and to decorate their
buildings with the national colors. Arrange
ments have been mide by which it is expected
many thousands of strangers will be attracted
to the city who will remain two or three days.
Will the business men co-ooerate with the local
committee in the manner suggested, and thus
aid in making the day a memorable one, and
the celebration a credit to the great manufac
turing, metropolis of the world?
KXEBER & BRO. LEAD AS USUAL.
The Messrs. Kleber & Bro. certainly have
the cream of the music trade, for no one at
all posted in musical matters will risk buy
ing a piano or organ anywhere else. What
piano can compare with the great Stein
way, Conover or Opera pianos, or the won
derful Vocalion church organs or Burdett
organs? Kleber & Bros.' prices are lower
than those of other dealers and their terms
of payment easier and warranty logger. The
general public put more trust in Klebers'
say-so and their honorable dealings than in
any one's else. Theirs is the boss music
store in this city, and no mistake.
The Wonder of the Age
Is the prices at wh'ich we sell fine clothing
at our large stores. We secured a grand lot
of men and boys' clothing from a couple of
manufacturers who were hard pressed for
money, and planking down the hard cash
we bought their stocks outright What
better way, we thought, than to dispose of
the lot of men and boys' suits than by one
of our special sales? Just the thin. So
call at our stores to-day or to-morrow and
expect to get suits sold elsewhere at $18.
Our price is $10. Men's cutaway suits in
diagonals and tricots at $12, worth $20.
Prince Albert suits in silk mixtures and
imported wales $15, worth $30. P. C. C. C,
cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opposite the
new Court House.
Onr May Music Festival.
Manager Locke and Director Seidl are
anxious to make our Music Festival a sure
success, and have selected the great Stein
way Concert Grand Piano for the exclusive
use during the festal week. This has been
their choice in all public performances
heretofore, and they desire that Pittsburg
shall not be behind any other great city in
AH kinds at extremely low prices at M.
Seibert & Co.'s large furniture works, La
cock and Hope streets, near railroad bridge,
Black Jersey silks, three qualities, 95c,
$1 10, $1 25; the lightest and best wearing
summer fabric known.
MWPSU Huotrs & Hacke.
Best bargains in finest quadruple plated
table ware, knives, forks and spoons at
Bteinmann's, 107 .Federal st wfssu
Fete French cballis, 400 patterns from
which to select, light medium and dark
colors. Hugus & Hacke.
Go to Lies' popular photo gallery for
your pictures. Best finish and lowest prices,
10 and 12 Sixth st aiwrs
A-N extra bargain in combination-pattern
dresses; choice styles, latest colorings, $12 50
each. Hughs & Hacks.
TRY rtf "
ONLY 25 CENTS.
T. TV T.
THOMPSON BRDf HERB,
PERFECTION OF FIT.
GIVE YOU A NEAT SHAPE.
109 -Federal Street,
JDS, HDRNE I CDsW
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Dress Goods week this, just as last week was
Millinery week. Now, when it comes to Dress
Goods, from the first to the last of the season,
we are prepared to show every desirable drest
fabric in the largest color assortment So now
when Dress Goods were never In as great va
riety, here is the place, in this Dress Goods De
partment to be pleased and have your every
About this time of year importers are anxioafl
to reduce stocks on hand you can take ad'
vantage of this this week. SI 25 goods we have)
here now at H, In quite a number of instances;
clearing up desireable lots of new and seasons'
ble goods we offer them at the under prices.
Not interfering with the staple goods at aH,
but only livening things up a bit
Plain goods or fancy, as you may elect, but
in both the assortment is largest ,
As the season advances the more summerisa
weaves are looking up, so now each' day lately"
has increased the trade in the printed and
bordered Challies and Mohairs in fact these
are so pretty that later they will be hard to get t
The French Robes hare been, added to quito-
largely by some very choice patterns that are
under price, while in English Suitings and fln
Broadcloth and Serge Suitings, the assortment
is very complete. , '
Wool Cashmeres, Henrietta Cloths, SOk and
Wool Henrietta Cloths, Serges, Rayetines and
Armures. in exceeding- large color variety ol
Wocall the attention of close buyers to our'
"specials" In Spring Suitings at 50c a yard. Best
values yon can find as regards quality ancLr
Cream Woolens in delicate shades, from 40e
to finest In Albatross, Foules, Cashmeres, suit
able for graduating dresses and summer.
Black Dress Goods department shows some
special good valueslb 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.
Our Silk stock Increased by further antral
Printed India Silks, in which we lead in assort-""
ments and values; plain Indias, fancy Surah. -plain
Surahs; Failles; Satin Rhadames, Armurd
Royales, plain and printed China Crepes.
In Blaak Silks it Is the 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 of Underwear for Men, Women
and Children, wo have special bargains in all,
qualities, in plain and ribbed goods, while ws
offer many extra fine goods exclusive to our
The Hosiery Department has the very largsst
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 Stock
ings. All the very newest in Parasols and Sun Um
brellashundreds to choose from $1 50 to HO. -
A grand collection, including the nobby long,
handled novelties in English Coaching Pars
sols, our own importation.
A booming trade in the Cloak Room.
The Bait Department has more new goods to '
show you. Our stock-of Wash Dresses and
White Dresses for Ladles and Children is now
Flannel Blouse Waists for Ladles and Misses.
Also a great many novelties in ladles' Silt
Customers win find the Lace Department
well stocked. New Drapery Nets and Flouno- '
ing Laces, while the wide Flouncing and Ail
Over Embroideries are still larger in variety,
and new patterns in narrow and medium,
widths in Trimming Em broideries. '
The Curtain Room, by means of a larger
force of salesmen, is able to wait on all cus
See the extra good Satlnes and Ginghams at
extra low prices. Lots of such attractions here
In this big Wash Goods Department.
Muslin Underwear, complete in all qualitiM$
and sizes; 25c and Sue garments to finest, up to
5 each fine matched sets In new pattems.lk
Corset Department has the "FissosSol
other fine French hand-made Corsets; also, our
great specialty, the J. H. fe Co. 11 Corset.
Summer Corsets sow in stock, airtae Beat?
makes. -$r v -
inn unDMt? l m rft
PENN AVENTJTE STORES.