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The Nevada Senator, Dis
psted With Harrison,
PBAYSFOB A STBOKG HAN.
He Says the Land Office is Rotten, hut
the President Won't Act.
CORRUPT OFFICIALS TO BE SUED.
Congressman Ford Thinks the Republican
Party is Disrupted.
&ANGSTON WILL SPEAK IN CHICAGO
That there is a lively fight on in the Re
publican party can no longer be concealed,
and the exceeding great carefulness of the
President in making appointments has be
come so tantalizing to the professional poli
ticians that a quality -which, under or
dinary circumstances is a -virtue, ceases to
Senator W. M. Stewart, of Nevada, was
on the limited last night going home, and a
more disgusted individual could hardly be
found in the entire country. He had been
pouring out the vials of his wrath to Con
gressman Ford, a Michigan Democrat, and
John M. Langston, the colored orator of
Virginia, on the way to Pittsburg, and it
didn't take the reporters long to get him
started. He said:
"I am disgusted with the administration.
Harrison is moving entirely too slowly in
turning the rascals out. I wish we could
have a Secretary ot the Interior who knew
the names of at least ten States and could
locate as many rivers. I am tired of trying
to have good men appointed, and I am now
going back to Nevada to indict some of the
Democrats in office.
TEUE BILLS THE OKLT MEANS.
, "That is the only way we can get them
out. I am convinced the administration
will not move in the matter. We had bet
ter have all our Foreign Ministers appointed
under civil service rules.
"I have been kicking against the Land
Commissioner for the past four years with
out avail. The Government land is west
of the Mississippi; but invariably some
Eastern fogy is appointed, who doesn't
know anything about the business
of the office. These officials proceed
to appoint a lot of subordinates who are
sticks like themselves. There isn't a man
of them that understands the situation.
Mining patents have been accumulating
since Cleveland's advent in office, and the
result is that business in the "West is suffer
ing. I can't get these fellows to act on
them, and the "Western people don't know
where they stand or what they own.
An honest man is denied his
lights, while those who 'grease the hands of
these hirelings' go off rejoicing with the
land that doesn't belong to them. I have
pointed out these evils to the President; but
he sits back and does nothing. I propose
tfrom this out to resort to the law for redress.
It is a pretty state of affairs -n hen a Repub
lican President is afraid to turn out Demo
CAMEB02T IS SULKETG, TOO.
Congressman Ford, of the Ford Commit--tee
that investigated the evils of immigra
tion, was also on the train. He reports that
affairs are at a white heat in the Republi
can ranks. He says he got it straight the
other day that Senator Cameron positively
refuses to visit the White House hereafter.
He is disgusted with the President's cau
tious and snail-like movements. Senator
Stewart expressed his opinion of the
administration to Mr. Ford in very forcible
language, and the Congressman stated
that he had heard oiher prominent Repub
licans make loud complaints. He doesn't
think the Democrats will win again in four
years, but the internecine war in the Re
publican ranks is badly demoralizing the
He said alsothat the Inauguration Com
mittee agreed in the main, and he thought
the bill drafted and introduced by himself
-would be passed in the next Congress.
Colonel Oates, of Alabama, intends to push
John M. Langston, the colored man, was
going to Chicago to deliver an oration at a
big celebration there to-morrow. He will
also respond to the toast, "Abraham Lin
coln," at the banquet of the Union League.
THE TTBGrXIA COUNT-OUT.
Mr. Langston claims that Virginia went
Republican by a majority of ifiOO votes;
but the Democrats counted them out. He
feels bitter against Mahoneor fighting him
on the ground of his color. Said he: "Ma
hone had a short talk with the President the
other day, and I am told he came away
-with few crumbs of comfort. I had an
interview with the President within the
past few days. I told him I didn't want
any office myself. I was fairly elected to
Congress, and I propose to contest my op
ponent's claim to the seat. President Har
rison has not yet recognized the colored race
in the way of appointments, but he assured
me that he bad the warmest feeling for them
and would do something in the near future.
"But I must say the President is moving
entirely too slowly. He fels the weight of
the responsibility, and doesn't want to
make mistakes. He says the Government
is large and he is anxious to know more of
Mr. Langston had read in The Dispatch
the speeches of McKinley and Goff, deliv
ered at the Americns Club banquet. He
asked quickly if McKinley had said what
lie did about the colored people, and when
assured that he had been reported correctly,
"Well, McKinley is a good fellow. "We
love him in the South and we will cherish
every good thing he says about us."
STILL THE! COME.
Missouri's Centennial Commissioners Fas
Through the City.
The rush to New York is growing larger
in proportions as the 30th approaches. Last
sight two sections of the Eastern express
were run to accommodaie the "Western
"" and the Pittsburgers.
a special car on the train were the
jtennial Commissioners appointed to
present the State of Missouri at the cele
jration. In the party were ex-United
States Senator Armstrong. General B. G.
Boone, Major Gump, R. E. Anderson, B.
B. Tureman, H.F. Fellows and Mr. Kings
bury. Governor Francis, who is also a
member of the committee, and his staff,
with 400 of the military, passed through
the city earlier in the day. The crack regi
ment of the South, the famous Louisiana
Tigers, reached Pittsburg about noon. A
number of special trains were run during
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te. w nue a man entered me jewelry store ot
L umnTiB jiuuk, oa jrenn avenue, near
r '.Twelfth street, Saturday night and called
I'-lhe attention of the clerk into the rank,
where ne said a man was lying, somebody
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uu wib b "7 wiui o engraven goia
rings. The supposed man in the yard was
sf course a ruse.
A MARYELOUS MISSION.
Fonllut Fnthera Cntlicdrnl Services Phe
nominnlly Attended 4,000 Tosether
Confession nnd Absolution.
The mission at St, Paul's Cathedral, con
ducted by the Paulist Fathers, began yes
terday morning. Solemn high mass was
eelebrated by Rev. Rector Wall. Father
Cullen was Master of Ceremonies, Father
Hughes, deacon, and Student Edward Mur
phy, sub-deacon. Father Smith preached
the sermon. Extra seats had to be provided
for some of the people, there being over
The mission cross is hung on the left of
the main altar, and attracted considerable
attention on account of its size. Father
Smith preached at the first mass at 6 o'clock,
Father Doyle at 8 o'clock, Father Wyman
at 9 and Father Smith at 10.30. In the aft
ernoon Father Wyman delivered the sermon
of the day. In the evening Father Doyle
made an address. This week will be de
voted to the women, and next week to the
men. The masses will be at 5 and 9 o'clock.
At the afternoon service yesterday both
men and women 'of the parish attended.
Anv man who has special reasons for not
being able to attend the services next week
will be allowed to make the mission this
week. After detailing the instruction
and the indulgences to be derived by the
mission yesterday, Father Wyman said:
In the business life of this world we say that
this man or that man had a start in life. That
is to say, he has been left property by some de
ceased relative or friend, for which he has not
paid the full value. My good brethcrn, God
has civen each one of ns a start in life. He
lias given ns that grace by which we receive
Christian baptism. It does not necessarily
follow, however, that a man who has been born
rich shall die rich. Very often sudden re
verses will come upon a man, when he loses his
wealth. He can also lose his spiritual grace,
given him by God Almighty; bnt if ho has
taith he can regain it. If wo have the mis
fortune of losing our soirltual inheritance by
mortal sin, we can easily get it back again from
God, for his mercies are infinite. I can prove
that the apostles had the power of for
giving sin, and it is also given
to God's servants now on earth.
When a priest administers the sacrament ot
penance to a sinner he does not say: "lab
solve tueo in my own name," any more than he
says. "I baptise thee in mv own name," but he
says. "In the name of the Father, the Son and
the Holy Ghost;" just as he has the power to
administer the sacrament of baptism, by which
men are made the children of God. If your
sins are as numerous as the sands on the sea
shore, or if you have as many mortal sins on
your soul as there are drors of water in the
ocean, you can obtain absoltKion just as easily
as you can for one sin; for such is the infinite
mercy of God.
A COAL BOAT STAGE.
An Unexpected Else, and Over 1.000,000
Bushels of Coal to Go Om.
An unexpected rise occurred in the Mo
nongahela river Saturday night The river
men looked for barge water, but they had
no idea it would reach ten feet. This is
what the marks showed yesterday after
noon, and the water was still rising quite
The reports from up the river show that
there are no signs of the water subsiding,
and if the gains "keep up there will be at
least 13 feet to-day. Most of the water is
coming from the "Monongahela. The Alle
ghenv has not shown np well, though there
is a slight rise in that river.
During the latter part of the night and
yesterday forenoon there was considerable
activity in the pools and along the wharf
and various landings. A number of the
boats with full towi got away yesterday
morning. According to the estimates
of careful rivermen over 1,000,
000 bushels of coal will be taken out The
Fred Wilson and Ed Roberts will have at
least 500,000 bushels alone.
The boats that started yesterday were the
Fred Wilson, with 17 barges; Frank Gil
more, 12 barges; Percy Kelsy, William
Bonner, Alarm ana joe ixouia, wnn
tows. The Tom Dodsworth, with 10 barges;
J. C. Risher, 12 barges; John Moran, with
14 barges, and the Ed Roberts, with 250 000
bushels, will leave this morning. Walton
& Co. will send either the Joe Walton or
Coal City in a day or so. The Tom Lysle is
also scheduled to take out 12 baiges.
The C. W. Batchelor arrived yesterday
A POSSIBLE MUEDER,
A Man Strikes His Wife With a CInb, In
flicting Scrioas Wounds.
John Timothy, a puddler, aged about 45,
is locked up for having nearly killed his
wife on Saturday night The woman is now
at the Homeopathic Hospital, in a very seri
Timothy and his wife reside in a shanty
boat at the foot of South Thirteenth street
According to Officer John Coslett, Timothy
has not been on good terms with his wife for
more than a year. Saturday night, it is
alleged, Timothy came home drunk and
quarreled with his wife, attacking her in a
brutal manner and striking her over the
head and body with a knot-ended club nntil
she lay unconscious on the ground, having
two ugly scalp wounds and a broken arm.
Mrs. Carroll, a neighbor, who was at
tracted to the scene bv Mrs. Timothy's cries,
was also attacked and knocked down. The
noise brought Officer Smith to the river,
and he arrested Timothy and locked him up
in the Twenty-eighth ward station house.
Mrs. Timothy was conveyed to the Homeo
pathic Hospital, where the physicians stated
that she was in a dangerous condition. The
bloody and formidable cudgel with which
the deed was done is at the Central station.
THE GUESTS DEPARTED.
McKinley Is Bored With Office Seekers, bat
He Uses Great Tact.
Before the reporters could get around yes
terday afternoon the guests of the Anericus
Club had departed. Senator Quay returned
the same evening to Beaver and Senator
Plumb took the midnight train for Kansas.
General Hastings left for New York yester
day morning, McKinley started for Wash
ington and Goff wended his way back to the
wilds of West Virginia.
While in the city these men were con
stantly surrounded with people. They held
a continuous levee. McKinlevtold a friend
that he was clad to get away from the office
seekers ior a brief period. Before he started
'for Pittsburg he had a hundred callers at his
McKinley is a man who seldom becomes
ruffled. He i? politic and kindhearted.
When men petition him for office he listens
to them, takes their names and promises to
do all he can for them, and he is true to his
word. He pays little attention to the man
who asks hi in to secure him an office, but he
does respect the man who specifies what he
wants and solicits his aid and influence.
PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS.
This Time It is the Voice of Father Corco
ran, of Sobo.
Rev. Father Corcoran, pastor of St Ag
nes Church, at Soho, preached at the 9
o'clock mass yesterday morning on "Public
Schools." After reading the notices he an
nounced the parochial school would be
opened to-day, and exhorted parents who
had been sending their children to the pub
lic schools to take them away.
Hesaid the Catholics are becomingweaker
in their faith on account of sending their
children to the common schools. He quoted
from a sermon delivered by a Protestant
bishop, while in this city March 24, in
which the latter made a number of deroga
tory statements abont parochial schools. To
these statements Father Corcoran took ex
ceptions, and said they were not true.
The Knoxville and Mt Oliver1 Electric
Railroad Company have made very exten
sive improvements in their motive power.
Two new motors are to be put in operation
this week, and traffic will be more regular.
SOUTHERN COAL K G.
As a Competitor With Monongahela's
Product, According to
JOHN COSTELLO, "WHO IS JUST BACK.
The Prominent Executive Boarder Talks of
Local Mining Wages
AND SATS PRESIDENT CAMPBELL IS 0. K.
John Costello, o. the General Executive
Board of the Knights of Labor, was in the
city yesterday. He has been at work for
seven weeks among the miners in Alabama
and Tennessee, and is on his way to gen
eral headquarters to attend the quarterly
meeting of the board, which will be
held next Wednesday, and will be a very
Mr. Costello did not care to talk about
anything that will come up at the meeting,
but intimated that some matters that will
be of interest to Pittsburg will be consid
ered. The importation of,26 glass workers, the de
mand of the glass packers for a charter for a
National Trades' District, which is being
opposed by Master Workman Ross, of
D. A 3, the proposed withdrawal of the
machinery constructors, N. T. A 198, from
the order and otber important matters will
come up. In speaking of his Southern
tour, Mr. Costello said:
There are from 8.000 to 10,000 miners in Ala
bama and about 5,000 in Tennessee. I visited
almost all of the mining centers in these two
States, and was very successful in strengthen
ing the organization. Some of the members
belong to N. T. A 135, and others are in mixed
UOT COMPETITORS OF OtTBS.
The National Progressive Union has not a'
single member in the South. All the coal pro
duced in the two States I visited is consumed
in those States, and the operators are not in any
way competitors with the Pittsburg shippers to
While in Tennessee I saw the land purchased
by Messrs. Blaine, Alger and Foraker. It Is
good coal property, for Tennessee; but 1 do not
believe the opening of mines there will affect
the Monongahela operators, as some seem to
believe. The coal, as has been stated, is of an
inferior quality and can be sold caeaper. The
rates for mining and the cost of shipping to
New Orleans, Texas and other Southern points
will, of coarse, be less than in this section; but
this difference. I think, will be made up in the
quality of the coal, and Monongahela river
fuel will continue to go down there as usual,
until it is all taken out of the ground.
The diggers here may have to remain idle for
several months j ct, as there is a big stock of
coal in the Southern markets; but when it is
exhausted, mining will be resumed, and the
wages will not be reduced.
Among the miners in Alabama can be f onsd
representatives from almost every nation on
the earth, while in Tennessee they are all na
When asked his opinion of the wage mix
in the railroad districts of Ohio and West
ern Pennsylvania, Mr. Costello replied :
If President McBride issued a circular to the
effect that the operators' terms should be ac
ceded to, he should have stuck to it I think
a great mistake was made by the N. P. TJ. in
barring Knights of Labor from the conven
tion. The operators wanted to treat with the
miners, irrespective of organization, and if
they had met together and formulated a scale
of wages, it would probably have been accept
ed, and would have been satisfactory to the
K. of L., the N. P. U., and the miners
who do not belong to either organization.
I see that Mr. JicBrido, after advising
tho men to accept the onerators' terms issues
another circular, fixing the price higher than
he announced previously would be a fair rate.
This is inconsistent, and if a strike occurs the
sympathy of the public will be with the oper
ators. I am not very well posted on the condi
tion of affairs here, nariuc been absent for so
long, and I do not know what will be done. The
General Executive Board, at the meeting next
Wednesday, will likely take the matter up.
"What do you think of L. A 300 import
ing 26 glass workers to this" country?"
queried the reporter.
"I do not know anything about it; but, if
President Campbell 'says that no law was
violated, and that there is a scarcity of
window glass blowers in this country, you
can depend uDon it that he is right."
Mr. Costello went up to visit his local
assembly at Shire Oaks last night, and will
remain there until this evening, when he
will leave ior Philadelphia.
THE IRON WORKERS' SCALE.
The Men Bellevo the Same Wnces Will be
Paid Another Year.
Several of the lodges of the Amalgamated
Association in Youngstown have already
elected delegates to the annual convention
to be held here in June as follow: Valley
Lodge, James Llewellyn; Ayers Lodge,
Patrick McEvoy; Decker Lodge, George K.
Becker; Girard Lodge, James Dougherty.
The sentiment among the iron workers is
that the present scale will be adopted with
but changes, and presented to the manufac
turers for their signatures. Thus far the
iron operators are non-committal as to what
they desire or what course they will pursue.
With but few exceptions there is a much
larger supply of mercnant iron in the ware
houses throughout the Mahoning Valley
than has been known for several years, and
the stock is increasing by reason, of small
A report was current yesterday that the
extensive mills of Brown, Bonnell & Co.,
which run steady nntil Saturday, would
not resume for some time. Superintendent
Williams said that the finishing mills
would probably start on Thursday, but that
the puddle mills would not resume at pres
ent Summers Bros. & Co. have decided to
double their capacity, and will build a
large sheet mill.
TANKS ARE ALL RIGHT.
President Campbell Thinks the New System
Will be Successful.
President James Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass Workers' Association, went on a
visit to the Western window glass work
ers lastnight Before he departed he gave a
Dispatch reporter his opinion of the tank
svstem, which is now being introduced at
the new glass works at Jeannette, thus:
I tail to see the reason why there are so many
people raising a hue and cry about the tanks
when experience seems to prove that they are
a success. I base my opinion on tne fact that
eieht years ago there was not a single tank in
operation anywhere while now there are 17
going in Belgium alone. Had the tanks been a
failure they would have been abandoned after
the first years of experiments. That they do
not produce good glass can also be disproved,
for the reason that the firm of Filkerton in
England is said to import the best window
class made anywhere into this country. New
York people state they have never
seen better glass than the Pilker
ton's, and yet they use tanks; in fact
that firm has 11 of tbem, and their production
amounts to about one-fourth of the entire pro
duction of the United States.
I. for my part, think that the tank will be a
success, and I will not say anything else until
thereverse is shown by experience. The tank
system will be advantageous in many ways. It
will make the work easier for the glass workers,
the cost of manufacture will be less and the
blower will be able to retain his wages.
JDDGE MELLON DENIES IT.
Sajs He Never Promised Those
Engineers Higher Wages.
, The following letter from Judge Mellon,
who is now in the West, puts a new phase
on that strike of incline engineers on the
To the Editor or The Dispatch:
ToJay I happened to pick np The Dispatch
of Wednesday last, publ Ished since I left home,
and find an item stating that the engineers
who left their post of duty so suddenly during
business hours on the incline plane, or someone
for them, excuse the act by saying that I had
promised to raise their wages but did not.
Tfou will please say from me that this is un
mitlgatedly false. I never made any such
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PITTSBURG - DISPATCH,
KOUGHERS AND CATCHERS.
ThoT Iiost Their Chance, bat They Ilavo Not
Given Up the Fight Yet The Real Aim
of the Fight Explained.
The roughers and catchers held another
meeting yesterday afternoon, but adjourned
about 7 o'clock, without taking any definite
action regarding their position. The reason
they assign is that they intend to abide by
the decision of the convention of the Amal
gamated Association, because they had no
chance to get their claims into the pro
gramme. Prom the entire tenor of the meeting, it
was gathered, however, that the men are
just as much resolved to prosecute their de
mands as ever they were. At the close of
yesterday's session every man was appointed
on a committee of the whole to meet again
next fall, and the formulation of their de
mands will again be taken np. It is hoped
that the roughers will not be knocked out
again this year, and they expect that no
programme will go out then without their
claims being presented somewhere."
There were 115 men present Representa
tives from Bridgeport, Wheeling, Sharod,
Youngstown, Cincinnati, Cleveland and
Newport, Ky., were in attendance, and the
resolutions lor a demand of advanced wages
were aired in a very bieezy discussion.
Prom what could be learned after the
meeting, it appears that the billet and pipe
mill roughers are not in harmony with the
merchant iron roughers and the guide
roughers, nnd for this reason: The work of
a billet rougher can be done byanybody
coming into a rolling mill, and it is on that
account that these men are afraid to go into
a fight with the other roughers, because
their places can easily be filled. Inregard
to the existing trouble, one man said, yes
terday: The thing has never been fairly represented
in the papers. While it Is stated that we are
fighting the heaters, the fact is that the
roughers arc anxious to get at the rollers. It
is a well-known fact that the rougher is the
right-hand man of the roller, and by rights a
vacancy at the rolls should therefore be filled
by a rougher. But the roller generally hires
his son, or some other relative or friend; pays
him $1 25 a day for a while, and, as soon as an
opportunity occurs, the young fellow gets an
advance, while the rougher is kept on at the
same old drudge. But the men are fully aware
of the wrong being done them, and next year
will see a change of some kind.
NAILERS' STRIKE ENDED.
The niflTorences Between the Bellalre Com
pany and Their Employes Settled.
Great interest is being manifested among
the nailers at Wheeling and vicinity over
the announcement that the differences exist
ing between the management of the Bellaire
Nail Company and the nailers have at last
been settled. The new scale is a reduction
of 12)4 per cent on fivepennys and larger
and 35 per cent on all sizes under five
pennys. The men agreed upon these
figures, Saturday morning, and the scale
was ratified by the Board of Directors of the
mill in the afternoon. The men held a mass
meeting and approved the matter finally.
It is announced this evening that the works
will be started at once. There is an agree
ment that the pickling process, put in opera
tion at the Jefferson Works in Steubenville,
shall not be used at the Bellaire mill. Re
ductions are expected at all the other
Wheeling nail works within a week, which
will put them on the same footing as Bel
laire. All the nailers have been discharged
at the Benwood mill. The pickling process
is to be put in operation there.
NO TROUBLE AT DUQUESNE,
Bat a Bow Expected If an Attempt Is Made
to Start the Works.
The following telegram regarding the
situation at Duquesne was received last
Quiet reigned in Duquesne to-day. A large
number of workmen came up from Homestead,
but the town was comparatively quiet, the rain
preventing the strikers from congregating on
the streets. An interesting time is looked for
to-morrow, however, as it is expected the com
pany will make another attempt to bring work
men to fill the places of the strikers, and Sheriff
McCandless will be on hand to see that the
new men are not interfered with.
The action of Judge Ewing in finlnc the
three strikers who were brought before him
yesterday was the principal topic of conversa
tion among the men to-day. It was severely
denounced, but disinterested parties think it
will have the effect of preventing the strikers
from trying to induce the new workmen to
stay away from the mill.
The Engineers' Reception.
The Keystone Division No. 293, of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, will
hold their third annual reception at Union
Rink, Allegheny, on Wednesday, May 8.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Brotherhood
will serve the supper. This organization
has increased in strength considerably since
its formation three years ago.
THE NEW COUNCIL COMMITTEES.
Chairman Hanter Bothered While Arrang
Many Allegheny Councilmen loitered
around City Hall yesterday and last even
ing inquiring for news about the standing
committees for this year. These important
appointments have always been made earlier.
The. delay this year was occasioned by the
vacancy in the Fourth ward, which was not
filled until Thursday.
The importance of the announcement at
this time is due to the fact that Chairman
Hunter, of the Common branch, had a hard
fight for re-election, and the friends that
stood by him in the contest expect to be
placed on the committees, while those who
opposed him fear they will be relegated.
Mr. Hunter's friends insist that the best
seats be given to his supporters, without
regard to their fitness to fill the places, and
his opponents be put "in the soup." Mr.
Hunter has not been in the habit of taking
revenge in this way heretofore, and says he
will not begin now.
A meeting of the two Presidents of Coun
cils was held yesterday afternoon at the resi
dence of Mr. Lindsay, and the work of
making up the committees began.
Mr. Hunter was seen at his home upon
his arrival late last evening, and he was ac
companied by two city officials. He said
the list had not jet been completed, and
would not be until this evening. It will be
announced on Tuesdav, and the committees
will meet during the week to prepare busi
ness. A FREE PIGHT.
Two Men, Refused Admittnneo to a Bonrd-lng-Hoatc,
Kaise a Rnmpns.
John and Prank Grant went to John
McGann's boarding-house in Soho yester
day under the impression that it was a
speak-easy. McGann refused to admit
them and a free fight resulted in which Mc
Gann was assisted bv his boarders. Bottles,
stones, clubs, etc., were used freely.
The battle lasted for a half hour. Prank
Grant had several severe scalp wounds, and
John's arms were badly bruised. The
others escaped with black eyes and bloody
Prank and John Grant, McGann, the
proprietor, Hugh Doyle and Patrick Mc
Kay were arrested. The others escaped,
but are known.
JH0EE GAMBLERS RAIDED.
The Sontbstdo Police Dlnke a Good Hani
oa Saturday Night iJur.
A raid was made on a gambling house
about midnight Saturday by the Southside
police in the rear of 1812 Carson street.
Captain William Stewart and Officers
Kelly, Johnson and Richards, beside taking
possession ot all the gambling parapher
nalia in the room, arrested eight men. The
proprietor gave his name as Charles Clark.
The rest of them were distinguished on the
docket by fictitious names.
When they were brought before Magis
trate Brokaw yesterday morning he fined
each man $5 and costs, while the proprietor
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MONDAY, APRIL 29,
THE P. &W. SITUATION
Tice President Thomas is Not a Can
didate for the Presidency.
HIS INTERESTS ARE IN THE EAST.
Rumors of a New Trunk Line to Boston
Nailed Early in the Day.
A SPICI CHAT ON RAILROAD MATTERS
Mr. Anthony J. Thomas, of New York,
Vice President of thePittsburg and Western
Railroad, is at the Anderson Hotel. Mr.
Thomas will remain here until after the
annual meeting of the company is held,
He is a pleasant gentleman, and apparent
ly not averse to talking to reporters; but he
is also shrewd, and knows what to say under
all circumstances. Mr. Thomas declared
most emphatically that he would not accept
the Presidency of the Pittsburg and
Western, even if it were offered to him. He
has an invalid wife, his home is in New York
and his interests in the East require his
constant care and attention. Mr. Thomas
says it is nonsense to use his name in con
nection with the Presidency. Ho would
have no objection to locating in Pittsburg;
he realizes the city is growing fast, and the
interests of the Pittsburg and Western de
pend largely on Pittsburg's development;
but he finds it would be out of the question
for him to think of it for a moment.
While Mr. Callery was living he had a
pet scheme to make the Pittsburg and
Western part of a big trunk line system.
His idea was to connect
A NUMBER OF SMALL EOAD3
running through Northern "Pennsylvania
with his own line, and. bv way of the
"Tieech Creek and Jersey Central, to reach
New lork. In the West is the narrow
gauge road, 60 miles in length from Chicago
Junction, of which Mr. William Semple is
President. Mr. Callery was anxious to
widen the gauge of this road and extend it
to connect with a line to St. Louis. Mr.
Callery often talked about his plans, and
intimated that the plan would be carried
out some day.
Now comes the stale report from Phila
delphia that a trunk line is to be built from
Pittsburg to the East by connecting the
Beech Creek with a number of other small
roads, and that the money had already been
subscribed. When Mr. Thomas was asked
about it he replied:
Mr. Callery may hate been interested in such
a plan, and as a hcavystockholder in the Pitts
burg and Western, would naturally try to se
cure all the connections he could; but I can
assure that the P. W., as a corporation, has
nothing to do with it. This is also true of tho
narrow gauge road in Ohio, which was owned
principally by Mr. Semple and Mr. Callery.
This was Mr. Callery's own private enterprise,
and the P. & W. had nothing to do with it. t
don't know now, since Mr. Callery's death,
what will be done with this Ohio connection,
bat I hardly thirik the P. & W. will spend
much money to go into it. I can't say, either,
"WHO "WILL BE PRESIDENT
of the road; but, whoever he is, the policy of
the road will not be changed. No changes will
be made and no improvements are contem
plated at present. The road is on a solid
foundation financially making money.
Yes, Drexel, Morgan & Co. helped to reor
ganize the road, as they have assisted in the
reorganization of a number of others. Cer
tainly they are looking after all the roads in
which they are interested to see that they are
kept going all right.
The above talk naturally suggested a
more direct question: "Will Mr. Welch, of
Philadelphia, be the next President of the
Pittsburg and Western?'' i-To this Mr.
Thomas replied: r
I suppose you mean Mr. Lober Welch, who is
interested in a number of railroods and is also
a railroad director. Oh, no; if he was presented
with the road he wouldn't come out here. He
Is not a practical railroad man, and is up in
Tears, tie is wealthy and prefers ease rather
than more work in his old days.
The railroads that expect to do business in
the future must practice strict economy. Tho
rates are very low, but must be maintained, or
many of the roads will go into bankruptcy.
There is plenty of money in the market, but
ueople lack confidence. So many of the
loads are not paying anything that
Eeople are afraid to take their
ends. The older lines that hare confined
thtmsolvesto the territory between two large
cities and have not branched out much are
mr.klng some money. It is the branches on
wnlch money is lost, and few of them pay.
Tbey are built because the officers realize that,
if they don't do it, somebody else will, and the
result is that they are put down in advance of
the growth of the country in many instances.
A PBOMISING OUTLOOK.
I have just returned from a trip through
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. I never saw the
wheat crop look better at this time of year,
and, if the summer be favorable, the crop gives
promise of being very large. It is good crops
that boom business. Everything that comes
out of the ground is new wealth. Trade in
general may be dull now; but it is bound to re
People talk about the development of the
South, but it is very unsatisfactory. They are
not the right kind of people to develop a coun
try. The climate is against them. A man goes
down there full of life and vigor; but, In a few
years, be becomes inert and indolent. He feels
that he can't work, and the climate is responsi
ble for his condition. In Northern Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee among the
mountains, where the climate is cooler, the
possibilities of growth are immense.
I do not approve of parallel lines; but 1 think
Pennsylvania can support two railroads. I
think the South Penn should-have been built,
and the State has grown enough to warrant its
Oh, yes, I read Mr. Carnegie's letters on
freight discriminations. Mr. Carnegie is a
bright, breezy man; but he forgets two weeks
hence what be savs to-day. If it were not for
this failing I would pity the man who might
go up against him. when a man becomes
prominent he should be careful how be talks.
Ten years ago It would have been all right for
Mr. Carnegie to wade in.
THE PENNSI AGAlNSr IT.
Pittsburgers Do Not Enthuse Over tho Re
ported Trnnk Line East.
Pittsburg railroad men do not take much
stock in the report yesterday copied locally
from the Philadelphia Press that a trunk
line is to be built irora this city to Boston.
The Quaker City Press alone seems to be
responsible for the story. According to the
statement the Beach Creek road is to be the
m Jnstay of the new line.
As the Black Creek was a part of the deal
by which the PennsylvaniasecuredtheVan
derbilt interests in the South Penn and the
New York Central gobbled the West Shore,
and as the Vanderbilts have recently shown
their attitude, it is hardly possible that they
or the Pennsylvania will permit a competi
tive trunk line to be built with the Beach
Creek as a material part of the road. Be
sides, the story is a very old one, only as
Carnegie's name makes it modern.
CATHOLIC INAUGURATION MASSES.
Bishop Tnlgg'a Letter Read In All tho
Cbarcbes of tho Diocese.
In all of the Catholic churches through
out tne Pittsburg diocese yesterday the let
ter written by Rt. Rev. Bishop Tuigg about
the observance of the one hundredth anni
versary of Washington's inauguration was
read. In it the Bishop requested a mass in
honor of the event be offered up on Tues
day. The Episcopal churches will also hold
services at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning and
the church bells will be rung.
The Orphans' Entertainment.
The children of H Michael's Orphan J x
Asylum of the Southside gave an entertainvvN
ment last night at Columbus Hall, on Pine
street. The room was wen niied, ana the
little Derformers received well-deserved
tokens of appreciation for their efforts 'in
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NOTES AHD NOTION?.
Many Matters of Mnch and Little Moment
Takeit from the French Lorraine.
A fabeweu. to Patti oysteR patty.
This world isn't so bad as it appears It's
What a pitiful coward is he who condemns
The silent watches of the night must have
quit their beats.
He must be a pretty soft fellow who Is always
They are having another whirl at rabid
transit in New York.
Fousnew cars will be put on the Birming
ham line after May 1.
Bone and sinew go well enough everywhere
bnt on the dinner table.
BorrLANQEK has fallen flat in London. Be
must have fallen on his head.
The spelling bee is raging in Georgia, but
the word "negro" always floors them.
To learn a man's heart, study bis hobby; to
learn a woman's heart well, don't try.
A WOMAN can adapt herself to circumstances
far more quietly and cleverly than a man.
Henry Gaerecht, a carpenter, is wanted
at Lancaster by his mother. She is said to be
P. T. Barnum has endowed a church with
511,000, and thus hath the money returned after
They are arresting New York crooks and
pickpockets on sight. The hotels desire no
What a drear and melancholy day was yes
terday: the milk turned sour, and even the
bread was sad.
The Rev. Mr. Jones,, of the First M. P.
Church, conducted services at the jail yester
day afternoon. .
James Rickey was thrown ont of his buggy
on Webster avenue yesterday. An ugly gash
was cut in bis face
The probabilities are that it will rain to-morrow.
.Perhaps the weather clerk wasn't invited
to the Centennial ball.
If Marshal Tom Needles Isn't careful some
boomer will pin him to his bogus claims and
thread him with a bullet.
A new hall was dedicated in Beltzhoover
borongh yesterday afternoon forSunday school
and temperance purposes.
The police last night raided the "Sawdust
Box" on Hiland avenue. Three men and one
colored woman were caught.
Little Maudie Kastend wasn't far wrong
when she said ber mamma was dressed with a
confusion of silks and diamonds.
Lord Lonsdale reports that all extreme
northern maps are incorrect. Bow are news
paper reports up that way, Lonny?
How in the world are the 400 to be distin
guished from the millions in New fork to
morrow. Perhaps they aren't distinguished.
Fashionable ladles' stockings are all made
with pretty open work insteps. Gentlemen will
continue to wear theirs open at the heel and
The Paris Exposition will not be fully open
until June. Fresh American visitors will
probably have their eyes fully open by that
A dandy tree The spruce. It is now about
time for some late, but still esteemed coteni
porary. to say: "The oldest tree The 'Chest
nut.'" Miss Clara Aenholt, danghter of Dr.
Arnholt,of the Southside, and Miss Emma
Lawrence left last night for New York to visit
When a ball player enters a club he always
signs, but when be resigns he doesn't sign
again. This is one of the beauties of a language
that doesn't mean what it says.
Michael McGonigle will have a hearing
before Magistrate Brokaw this morning on a
charge of driving throush the West End on
Saturday afternoon recklessly.
It is claimed the meeting of rongbers and
catchers held in Salisbury Hall, Southside,
yesterday afternoon, was held for the purpose
of asking a 20 per cent advance.
John Martin, a brakeman, who was in
jured on the Junction last Tuesday, died yes
terday morning. His remains will be taken
care of by the Railroad Brakeman's Brother
hood. Inspector McAleese and Sol Coulson
created almost a panic at the Point by trying
to open a patrol box to telephone "O. K." Tbe
inhabitants thougnt another "Speak Easy"
raid was in progress.
Freddy, who was that suspicious looking fel
low to whom you just gaye some mopey?
Freddy (slyly placing half a dozen lottery tick
ets under his hat-band) Only a chance ac
quaintance, my dear.
Justice Gripp disposed of 22 unfortunates
at Central station, the most noticeable being
Jack Moran, who pulled Special Officer
Malone's whiskers, contrary to the dignity and
laws of the Commonwealth.
The work of the transcribing clerks, who
have been engaged in copying the tax lists, was
finished on Saturday. Chief Clerk Josenh T.
Mitchell was presented by his co-laborers with
a handsome gold-headed umbrella.
Benhy Geitz, a nervy little Austrian,
landed at Baltimore Tuesday, and without a
penny succeeded in reaching this city. He
will be cared for by the city until a remittance
reaches'Max Schomburg from his father.
Chief of Police Weight, of Syracuse. N.
Y.. has written to Chief Kirschler, of Alle
gheny, asking him to notify keepers of first
class boarding houses to watch for a young
man named Lacy, who is a slick boarding
Miss East End Charlie, if you insist upon
going to church with me Sunday, we must at
tend the morning service. Charlie (who hasn't
asked her yetl Why, dearT Miss East End
Because it's the matin season. They read ont
of tbe same little hymn book now.
"Say, Charlie, who is that swell young fellow
across the street? He dresses for all the world
like yon used to, even down to the diamond
pin." Charlie (gazing sadly at his ptesent
shabby coat, and feeling for a pin that isn't
there) It's my younger brother.
His First Mrs. Youngbusband For
mercy's sake, Charlie, what are you doing with
your thumb in baby's mouth? Charlie (com
placently looking at the deluded infant suck
ing itself cross-eyed and red in the face)
weaning it, my dear. Mrs. Yonnchusband
You horrid thing, that isn't tho way to wean it.
Charlie (plaintively) Well, didn't the nurse
say it must be fed on pap?
TO ELLA "WHEELER "WXLCOX.
Dear Ella as you will award the prize,
For the prettiest letter of love,
Don't yon think that this is about your size;
When you notice the name above.
I sha'nt say the sun in her hair has caught,
And her band is a tiny dream,
That her face is with heavenly wisdom fraught,
And her thoughts as pure as they seem.
I shall not swear that her smile is sweet.
As it hovers twixt laughter and tears,
For a friend now beckons me over the street,
With a magic sign "two beers."
One moment dear Ella and I will be through.
Tbe old story you cannot deny:
Tbe first sweetest letter of love is "U,"
And the second of course is "1."
G. W. SCHMIDT.
05 nnd 07 Fifth Avenue, Flttsbars, Pa.
The largest holder of fine old Rye and
Bourbon whiskies in the United States
offers in bond or tax paid the following
Gibson, Melvale. Monticello, Dougherty,
Mt. "Vernon,Hannisville, Overholt,. Guck
eiiheimer, Hermitage, Moss, Large and G.
W. H. McBrayer. Old Crow, Hermitage,
Bond Ss Lilliard, O. P. C. Carlisle, Hume,
Mellwood and Nelson. Telephone Num
TAYLOR & DEAN,
203 and H05 Market St.
Call on them for wire window and door
screens, which are apreventative against flies
and dust, also for iron fencing of every de
Walk nnd bo Hnppy.
Tn purchasing furniture, go where you can
get the best goods for the least money, and
you can do this by walking a short distance
from our principal retail streets, to the man
ufacturing establishment of M. Seibert &
J Co., cor. Lscock and Hope streets, near rail
road bridge, Allegheny. D
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tVbnggies of every description. Largest
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SUNDAY IN. A NEW ROLE.
The Popular Ball Floynr Makes a Strong;
Plea for Prohibition It Will Frodace
"Billy" Sunday, the Allegheny ball
player, was at tbe Opera House last night,
and the large auditorium was packed with
people to hear him speak-on the prohibition
issue. Throughout his address he was loud
ly applauded, and when he first began the
applanse was kept up for five minutes.
Sunday was called on to lead the devo
tional exercises, and the great ball player
evinced considerable nervousness at first.
In his speech he said:
My occupation for the past few years has car
ried me over a large portion of the United
States. I have been,a close observer, and I
have noticed that in communities where tbe
sale of liquor is prohibited, either by State
laws or local option, there Is the greatest pros
perity, the greatest happiness and tho nearest
equality amone tbe people. There are some
people who are slow to see the virtue of this
movement for temperance. Why this is so is a
mystery to me. There are men coming in
hero to talk for prohibition who come from
States where it has been tried. They have
lived under it and like it. Is not that proof of
its vlrtueT I have lived in Iowa under license
and under prohibition; and I say of my own
knowledge that Iowa was never more prosper
ous than she is to-day. What has done that?
Men will tell you high license is the best.
High license will diminish the number of sa
loons, bnt will it change tbe moral result?
What difference does it make if men get the
liquor they want in one saloon or In 00? If
one saloon does the bnsinessof a street or a
dozen do it? Thero is no difference. Wo have
a good law in Pennsylvania the,Brooks law
but if it is rieht to license 93 saloons it is right
to license all of tliem. I say it is wrong to
license anv. The Brooks law is temporizing
with an evil, and you can't make a wrong a
rightiiy means of any law.
Pennsylvania oil greases the machinery of
the world; her coal drives the greatest vessels
afloat; nor iron and her steel are in them. She
stands high on the roll of material prosperity
Bat she stands at tbe bottom in this great
moral reform movement. On the 18th of June
she will have a chance to place herself with
her sister States at the top or the
list. Won't you help to put her there?
As citizens proud of your State and
loving your nation, won't you stand
np and vote to kill the liquor traffic 1 The
wail of mothers whom it has made miserable,
of orphans whom it has made beggars are
heard on our streets. Won't yon wipe it out?
Can't you do your duty? If this amendment fails
evwrf one of you who vote against it will have
entered the saloon business. Your saloons! I
hope you will be proud ot them.
Why will they be your saloons? Because
you had a chance to wipe them out and you
wouldn't do it. I believe God, who keeps an
account of each man's life, will hold each man
responsible for the opportunities given him.
And he is the God who said, "I am no respect
er or persons." That is the God who will hold
The License Court.
An immense stock of wines and liquors.
All kinds of bottlogoods'must be sold Mon
day and Tuesday, at 964 Liberty street, at
any price, as goods must all be disposed of
before Tuesday night; also, furniture and
bar fixtures of all kinds for sale. Call at
once and lay in your supplies for the com
ing dry reason. J. Schumacher,
961 Liberty street
N. B. About B0 feet of glass case shelv
ing, suitable for bar, drugstore, hat or lur
nishing goods store, for sale.
At 30 cents:
Pinest French (Freres Koechlin) all-wool
challi, in wide and narrow stripes, specially
adapted for tea gowns, Misses' and child
ren's dresses, and for blouse waists. Great
est challi oner ever known.
Boggs & Buhl.
Black Goods Some specially desirable
lightweight summer fabrics, silk and
camel's hair grenadines, side bands, friesse
and brocade effects; entirely new designs
this season. Hugos & Hacks.
Lawn Swing's, S00 Lbs.
New portable, self-acting; will hold 2, 4
or 6 children at one time, and is guaranteed
to sustain 800 lbs., at Lauer's Toy House,
620 Liberty st.
ALL the leading brands of imported
cigars, wholesale and retail.
G. W Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
Go to Lies' popular photo gallery for
your pictures. Best finish and lowest prices,
10 and 12 Sixth st. mwfs
Dress Laces The best line of chantilly
and guipure flouncings yet shown, also
some specially desirable 'new designs in
drapery nets, opened this week.
mwtsu Hoods & Hacke.
Goat nnd Dos Wasons.
Extra large and strong wagons for dogs,
goats and ponies; also all sizes boys' wagons,
at Lauer's Toy House, 620 Liberty st
All the leading brands of imported
Champagnes sold by G. W. Schmidt, 95
and 97 Fifth Ave., City.
A COUGH IS THE FIRST WHISPERING
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop into coughs.
Coughs lead to the great enemy consumption.
A stitch in time often saves life itself.
COUGHS, COLDS, SORE THROAT,
INFLUENZA and HOARSENESS.
PLEASANT AND ABSOLUTELY
SAFE FOR CHH.DREN.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FLEMING BROa, PITTSBURG, PA.
Hooks and Buttons, all prices.
Give you a good shape, besides being
LADIES' FAST BLACK
10c, 15c, 25c and 50c per pair.
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JOB. HDRNE l QSKS
PENN AVENUE STORESS
In the Linen Department special
to extra quality at the prices. Some Lineal
Sheetings, SO inches wide, at tl a yard." T
never saw as, good at thi3 price. Some h
stitched border Pillow Cases, neat and!
two sizes, at Jl 75 and SI 90 a pair. Sheet!
Shams to match at $2 z5 each.
Some extra weight Scotch Table Linen;?
bleached, 2 yards wide, at $1 a yard.
with these, 30 dozens of Napkins, fiiizea
fl 25 a dozen. Extra weight German '.
Napkins, size, at S2 a dozen.
Neat patterns in 70-Inch Bleached Scotch
Damasks at 85c.
New patterns in Cream Damask Linens that -
wear well and long, at SI 25 and Si 50 a yard.,
New Hemstitched Damask Table Cloths and.'
Napkins to match, all sizes. , syL
Pillow Case Linens, the seamless kind that'"
are so easy to make up with little sewing:
Right adjoining the Linens the WhitK?T
Goods, Linen Lawns, Cambrics, Masalia, Dlml-"
ty. Mulls, Nainsooks all thonovelties in thesof ,
thin cottons are here; also in Plain and '
Figured Swisses; then right at hand the Em-
broideries, not only in the narrow and neav
edges, but in the wide handsome Skirtings and i
Flouncings new patterns-ia the popular Hem
stitched Flouncings. The Lace Department
has the latest In Black Flouncing Laces and In
Black Fish Nets that are in such great de
mand; also the latest colorings in Embroid-
ered Nets and Crepe Lisse for overdraping.
This week Special in the Dress Goods De
partment. New Challi es, New Suitings and
under price, too. This Dress Goods stock has , T
the newest in any and all kinds of dress mtaw
terlils", as a-look will show. " ". T
In Silks Some Black SQk Grenadines that
are pure Silk and very handsome. The large;- '
Directolre patterns in Black Brocade Satins "-
and also in colors.
All Short lengths of India Silks, SI 2S quality
at 60c a yard nseful and suitable for many
New Leukine Silks, new Plaid and Striped
Sarah Silks, new Armuro Bilxs, new Striped
Wash Silks for Blouse Waists.
Tbe Cloak Room has received quite a lot of
new ready-to-wear Suits, in Cballls, Silk, Cloth,
Cashmere, Mohair, Satlne and Gingham.
A large assortment of Imported French.
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Jersey Waists and Blouse Waists are in stock ;
to-day. exclusive styles and colorings. t
Wash Dress Goods Satines and Ginghamst
the Henrietta fast Black Satines, with white
figures, only to be had here; the French j
Satines at 25c; the new colorings in American
Satines at 12c and 9c: the Embroidered
Scotch Ginghams at 30c Bargain harvest now &
for buyers in this department
Busy days in the Millinery Room FlowersTfc
and Ribbons, Hats and Bonnets, Children's;
p Hats as you find them or trimmed as you dJ-'-rect
the latest shapes all the time. ,
Over in the Curtain Room more new Lao
Curtains, also Chenille Portieres In coIor!ngKr
that harmonize perfectly with new Carpet
and Wall Papers. Bamboo Portieres ,, andj
Printed Java Bedroom Curtains. Largest
variety of Sash Curtain Materials in Printed?
Silks, Bordered Swiss and Plain and Fancy '
Scrims.. Everything in the way of. Curtate, t
Poles and Fixtures. v ,
Spring weights in Underwear Merino, 4
Natural Wool, All Silk and Sillc 'andWooL
Balbriggan, 60c to finest.
Parasols and Sun Umbrellas, a very
many; perhaps most to be seen anywhere.;
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