Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 02, 1889, Image 1

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Of any kind can best be
satisfied by advertisiCR in
the columns of Tnn Dis.
Of theWaUnd Beautiful Cen
' ' tennjal-Drap Ends in a
Blaze fir Glory. .
Is Illustrated 1)
the Brawn
and Sinew
f This
4 Highly
BedNoses Eyery where, Some Caused
by the Sun, and Some Due
to the Flowing Bowl.
ind is Saluted by 3,500 Schoolboys, Who
March With a Precision Which
Shames the Teterans.
The Centennial is over. New Yorkers,
who bare a reputation for being bustlers,
are tired oat and sigh lor rest. The last
Scene was the grandest, and has never been
equaled in this or any other country, for it
illustrated the Institutions of this great na
tion, the acknowledged leader of the world.
The civic parade was magnificent, the
spectators were legion, and the reviewing
stand was occupied by the giants of the
nation. The story of the day is eloquently
told below.
Sew Yobk, Hay 1.
To-day we gave the
third act of 'the grand
Centennial drama. The
bands whose music
shook the air early in
the morning were the
"orchestra, the hundreds of thousands of
"human beings crowding the streets were the
audience, the miles and miles of paraders
forming far uptown were the play
ers, the metropolis was the theater.
The story of the list act of "the "beautiful
and inspiring play was a tale of our cen
tury's strides in industry and art, and the
climax represented the mighty numbers and
power of the people. And the people were
the players. They had seen their navy and
their army move across the stage, and now
they donned their costumes andbjcame them
selves the illustrators of the inish ofthe
Looking back over the whole joyous and
perfectly successful spectacle itis seen that
the first act by the navy and tin second by
the soldiers were only grand fron the stand
point of a peaceful nation. The would not
have amounted to much in oneof what we
call the effete monarchies. B t the third
act of the play, the festival of the people.
was something no other nationpould have
, Ked Noses Predomlna,
"When the curtains of the day.j
died away
to display the great stage ail or
rning, the
the snnlicht of a prime scrim:
scene of the day before haq
not been
the same,
alone the
chanced. All the settings wci
'Abe great private Dozes pus u.
parks and before the rich folks' Jiuses were
once again packed with waitinglpcctators,
snd the upper tiers of window and roofs
were again sought by others. I the folks
who had no seats, bnt had to a
the route now shortened to four a
not so numerous as on Tuesday..
d along
s, were
Khe peo-
rile were tired nhvsicallv tired
id tired
ct sightseeing. Not above 700,00. persons
took the places of the full milli i of the
day before,
lots of yesterday's spectators i :re new-comers,
and they could be as planly dis
tinguished as if they were labeled. All the
new arrivals looked white and palla, while
those who had been taking in tie whole
show were sunburned. This was so 4 such a
- degree that the hundreds of thousands of
red noses along the streets and on the
stands suggested a population o hard
New York Had a Jag On.
"" As the slang of the day puts it, he city
- i t
.seemed to have had'"a beautiful jg on."
Buming red noses and -peeling noes and
noses varnished with new coats of ta were
the portion of the women as well as tb men.
As for the actual drinking by the Septen
nial' multitude it did not become ea essive
until to-day. Then it was wonderfn to be
hold. There never were so many leling,
rocky, thick-fingered, blear-eyed foks in
New York since the days when the putch
were extending the suburbs by swjpping
rum for real estate with the Indian! The
Bowervwas a-sight to see this afternon on
account of the unsteadiness of itspedes
trians. ' (
It was just about 10 o'clock win the
.President arnveo. wiui rice
Vnrtjin nnrl others at the grand
Madison Sauare. ,He was dresses
each previous day, but his appears!
cited both comment and comp:
seemed so tired and unnaturally p;
was loudly and emphatically cheer
Cleveland and Harrison
"When Grover Cleveland came ji J.
Hamnden "Rnlh in a carriage, lo land
general cheering followed 1he carril hs it
trolled between the lines of spf
When he stooped at the grand st
cheering outran him and spent itsel
sbid at
hs on
n ex-
ass ii he
all He
the lines beyond. Mr. Cleveland lifted his
hat at each restrencthening of the applause.
President Harrison stoodabove him bowing
to him and smiling. When all the notables
were on the stand they included Mayor
Grant, General Sherman, Senator John
Sherman, Secretaries "Wiudom, Husk,
Noble, Wanamaker and Miller, B. B.
Hayes, General J. W. Hosted, Elliott F.
Shepard and General Abram Dally. All
were distinguished with varying degrees of
popular approval, especially old General
When Mayor Grant came to the stand it
was in his new relation as Chairman of a
committee formed of the heads of the differ
ent civic bodies in the parade, all wearing
yellow sashes except the Mayor. They met
on Broadway, and while the others stood
facing the stand the Mayor advanced bear
ing a silver cylinder in his hand, and pre
sented it to President Harrison with a few
formal remarks.
A Pathetic Incident.
After the procession was under way, all
eyes were turned from it to a trio of men
Crossing Broadway. Two were supporting
the third, who was so old and so decrepit
that be was carried rather than supported.
He was the ancient Dally, of whom New
Yorkers have read on every such occasion
as this since anyone can remember. Beach
ing the front of the reviewing stand, he
handed a letter up to President Harrison.
It was altogether pathetic the letter, the
scene and the natural thoughts both gave
rise to.
The letter rehearsed how he and the other
surviving veterans of the "War of 1812, who
had asked for grand stand tickets had got
fonr seats on some other stand, had torn them
up, and then had asked permission to ride in
the procession in a carriage, and had been
refused. "What General Harrison said when
he read the letter nobody has reported, but
he seemed to 'say: "Come right up and take
my place if you can't get any other." That
was the translation of his manner. And
sure enough oid General Dally did go up
and sit by the President amid cheering that
honored any who indulged in it Long after
ward there was more cheering. It was when
the great concourse of people saw the Presi
dent talking to the old General.
A Wonderful Parade.
Three parts of the industrial parade were
very notable. Indeed there was nothing to
compare with them in the opinion of many
spectators during the three days of great
spectacles. These three features were the
marching of the boys of our pnblic schools,
the bewildering and artistic floats contrib
uted by the German Americans and the
hearty, whole-souled enthusiasm of those
citizens themselves.
The first body of note was the dudish bat
talion of students of Columbia College. In
bearing, in dress, in the enormous size of
the canes they carried and the height of the
collars they wore, no other men in either
parade approached them. They wore white
gaiters and reached from curb to curb.
Very different were the""Country boys study
ing medicine in the College of Physicians
and Surgeons, who came next They were
of good mettle, none the less.
But hark? Hear the cheering. It sounds
at first like the noise on a distant sea beach
in a storm. It grows louder. It is ap
proaching rapidly. Tens of thousands of
throats are carrying loud applause rapidly
along Fifth avenue toward the President.
Every one is curious to know what provokes
sueh excessive ardent applause.
A Sight to Make the Heart Throb.
In another two or three minutes the mys
tery ended. The prettiest sight New York
eyer saw was about to burst upon the Presi
dent's vision. The boys of the public schools
were approaching, 3,200 strong, in lines as
close as those of the "West Pointers the day
before, with 18, 20, 22 or 25 in each file. As
7,000 persons were passing the President in
an hour the boys remained the sensation for
30 minutes. On and on they came, chins
up, breasts forward, little feet swinging in
unison, eyes as bright as jet, heads prond,
happy light heeled and brave hearted. On
and on they marched, looking neither to the
right nor to the left, but smiles here and
there in the ranks where the plaudits struck
sensitive souls a splendid, noble troop of
eight great battalions of cosmopolitan New
York boys the judges, merchants, soldiers,
beaux and leaders of the city that is to
come, that Andrew Green thinks will be a
greater London.
In age the boys ranaged from 10 to 16
years. All were neatly attired and marched
under 'derby hats. Their lines were held as
straight as the rows of desks in their school
houses. In every way theirs was a superb
exhibition of the rigid discipline of our
school system.
Marched Better Than Teterans.
Trained like little soldiers every day with
in the schoolhouse walls, they looked like
little soldiers in their parade. Every na
tionality that contributes its quota to our
population was represented in their ranks.
The women were in ecstacies over them.
The President wreathed his face in smiles
as he looked at them. He was so delighted
with the unexpected and beautiful display
that he caused a note to be written and sent
to the reporters in which he said that he
considered this exhibition superior to any
made by the troops yesterday. "Vice Presi
dent Morton stood beaming by his side, and
General Sherman was so pleased that during
the 30 minutes the boys took in passing he
kept nodding and smiling and commending
them to the President.
The Grand Army men on the platform
said that the boys marched better than the
veterans, and that they were more thrilled
with the sight of these fine little fellows
than by anything they saw to-day. Some
one on the reviewing platform was so moved
by the scene that be called out, '.'What be
comes of the Anarchists' now?" And late
last night all over the city the beauty and
moral splendor of this scene was the main
and proudest .topic of household conversa
tion. An Effective Movement.
The boys did one very effective thing that
nobody else thought to do. As each line
approached the reviewing stand it turned
and came obliquely into the presence of the
President. "While everybody else was
cheering, while the delight of all the hun
dreds of thousandsof faces made them
radiant, while the air was electrified with
the transports of the general pleasure, the
little boys, with the instinctive self-command
of New Yorkers, kept their faces im
mobile. Never veterans of Prance were
better schooled.
The captains saluted with a saber move
ment of their, canes. They had to do so
with their left hand. This was a' left-handed
parade. The consequence of moving the
great industrial procession over a reversed
line of march laid out for the military men
of the day before was that every marching
man .brought his left side toward the"Presi
dent, and had to salute with his left hand.
Ireland and Germany to tho Fore.
The rear ranks of the Tammany men
attracted attention by a disinclination to!
ft '& -I J x .. .
salute the President. They were brought to
their politeness by commands from the
crowd and tardily they lifted their hats.
Then came the Hibernians wearing hats
that told the fashions o distant epochs as
do the Centennial curiosities in the museum
strange, weird, wonderful hats, such as
make St. Patrick's Day something to talk
f about.
Last of dl came the squadrons and beau
tiful floats of the Germans. It was indeed
a great day for our Teutonic fellow citizens
a day in which they endeared themselves
.to every New Y&ker. By their numbers,
by their fine appearance, bv their intense
enthusiasm and self-sacrifice they exhibited
their loyalty to the spirit of this holiday
which has been no moie than equaled by
our native-born citizens. High credit, then,
to Steinway, to Keppler, to Emil Schaeffer
and Colonel Seifert, and to every marching
man and artist of them all.
New York is Tired Out.
Elsewhere their scores of moving tableaux
are described. It is enough to say here that
never has New York seen any sight of the
kind to be compared with this. In truth,
this city has seldom given expression to
jubilation by means of these street tableaux.
The long lines of rapidly moving platforms
crowded with living figures, with workmen
at their labor, with lovely women in the at
tire of goddesses, made a brilliant, opulent
and never-to-be-forgotten show. It was
moved along too fast. It was too bewilder
ing. But to come to the end, three days is too
much of such festivities. The people were
tired, the President was tired, the marching
men were tired, our eyes, our minds, our
nerves were tired. There is proof of this
in a thousand matters, some of which have
been referred to; but the strongest proof
came when (because the President had to
hurry away to catch a train after about 25,
000 men had passed him) the rest broke
ranks.and vanished like fog banks before a
hot sun, too tired to finish what little re
mained of the gigantic celebration.
Eighty Thousand Men In Lino Beautiful and
Striking Tableaux Pennsylvania's
Float George and Martha Es
corted by German
The great civic parade started promptly
at 10 o'clock, headed by Chief Marshal Gen
eral Daniel Butterfield, preceded by a de
tail of mounted police, and followed by a
staff of aides representing each State.
There were 80,000 men in line, comprising
regular soldiers and sailors, veterans, State
military organizations, collegians, school
children, secret societies, singing societies,
mechanics, firemen, and societies composed
of English, Irish, Scotch, Italian, Swiss and
The tableaux were remarkable in design
and magnificent in construction. The first
represented the reading of the Declaration
of Independence by John Nixon, in State
House yard, Philadelphia, July 8, 1776,
followed by a float representing "Washing
ton crossing the Delaware, with its guard
of several hundred cadets in uniform. Then
came 3,500 school children, escorting- their
center tableau ot "Washington at Valley
Forge, winter of 1777 and 1778," It repre
sented the winter quarters" at Valley Forge,
the meeting of General Washington with
Baron Steuben and sick and wounded sol
diers. .
Then came tableaux representing "Wash
ington saying farewell to his officers; "Wash
ington resigning his commission, and his in
auguration as President.
Pennsylvania Shows Up Well.
The Sons of Veterans, 1,000 in num
ber, followed, guarding tableaux repre
senting New York, Massachusetts,
Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The New York tableau was the discovery of
the Hudson "by Hendrik Hudson, 1614, and
consisted of a boatload of Dutch sailors and
voyagers. Massacnuseits was designated
by the anchoring of the Mayflower
at Plymouth, 1620. The efforts
of Lord DeLa "War to Christianize and edu
cate the Indians formed the pictorial sub
ject of the Delaware tableau. A. D. 1627.
Maryland's Catholic settlement by Calvert,
1633, and the religious freedom guaranteed
to Protestants, was the subject of the Miry
land tableau, and Penn's treaty with the In
dians that of the Pennsylvania tableau.
Separated irom these by a band and a dWn-
tiou of 600 members ot the United Order of
Foresters, was a" tableau of Georgia, 1732,' ',
k'-c't -it JL?'. J?STx
the last colony settled before the Bevolu
tion. Oglethorpe and his little band of
Scotch, Irish and English Non-conformists,
were well depicted.
A Swiss .organization presented two
tableaux Helvetia, with 22 living female
figures, representing the Cantons of the
Swiss Bepublie, and an Alpine crag with
chamois, and the historic group of Tell de
fying Gessler. The division was concluded
by the first Hungarian Scheutzen Bund.
The Labor Division.
First came 300 shipjoiners, with -vessels
on trucks, and men working at their con
struction. Then ?ame floats bearing plas
terers, cloak and suit workmen, painters,
marble cutters, plumbers and gas fitters and
carpenters and joiners, all engaged in prac
tical illustration of their handicrafts and
escorted by largq delegations of theirfeilow
workmen. Abont 7,500 men were in the
The Italian delegations escorted two floats
representing Columbus and "Washington,
discoverer and father, and Italy and Ameri
ca. , The industries with which the German-
American cittzens are chiefly identified,
were represented bv living figures. German
poetry, music and art were represented part--:
ly by yvlng figures, and partly by tableaux,
and allegorical designs. Many of the latter
are by Keppler, the others being by Operti
de Glim and various other artists.
In the first float, by Lauber, German im
migration to this country 100 years ago,
was contrasted in an amusing fashion with
similar immigration to-day. The next
showed the German heroes of the Revolu
tion, DeK.alb,Steuben and others. The next
represented the "Emigration Caused by the
Bevolution in Europe in 1848." It con
tained living models of the famous men who
were driven from Germany on account of
their liberal ideas and their sympathies
with the masses in the general uprising that
signalized that era.
George and Martha.
Next n order was a float which was
loudly applauded. On it was "Washington's
carriage, on the inside of which were figures
gazing out of the windows representing
George and Martha "Washington. The car
riage was escorted by German Knights ou
Another tableau of great beauty and ar- I
tistic merit was one representing tne
achievements of Germany in science. Von
Humboldt was4e.Jeading fcaturasia tils';
gruup, waicn 11113 uesignea uy ueunmo,
Another represented Music, with "Wagner
surrounded by the Bhine daughters, Sieg
freid, Die "Walkure, etc. A second float in
this tableau was devoted to operatio music,
and bore figures of Beethoven, Mozart,Mey
erbeer and others.
The remaining tableaux were also of great
beauty and significance. They included the
printing press of 100 years ago, and public
enlightenment, Arion, the patron saint of
the singing society, a rehearsal for a rural
concert, Sacdhus, an infant school, a Christ
mas tree, the turnverein, Arminus, con
queror of the Boman legions, civil en(jneer
ing, fresco painting, a piano industry, ar
tistic forging and hammering, bakers' in
dustry, brewing industry. King Gambnnus,
cooking and pastry baking, butchers' in-
dustry, mowing and Teaming, shoemaking
industry, furniture industry, basket in
dustry, Columbia and Germania, besides as
many more or less striking in appearance. A
model of "the Brooklyn bridge stood for
Germany's part bt the mechanical arts of
the country, J, A. Boebling having been a
German engineer.
Prince Carnival.
The tableau representing Prince Carnival
was 30 feet long, 8 feet wide and 18 feet
high. A number of colossal champagne
bottles, feix feet high, with an enormous
glass poised upon their corks, stood in the
middle of the float For decorations there
were miniature musical instruments and
groups of merry makers, dancers and mask
ers. The Liederkranz float was in the formof
a rock, with caverns and a water scene at
the base. Lorelei sits at the top and plays
a harp while a young man comes out of one
ot the cayes in a boat and sings about "Woe
to tne Jtympns. utner singers also ap
pear. About midway was one of Washington's
coaches, drawn by Tour horses, ahd specially
escorted by 1,500 colored men forming the
vvtuicu vtuni;u.i wjuiui.ttct;. J.I1C Olitji,
mntn JteRimeni, tamous lor its gallantry
during the late war, came in for a large
share of the applause that was awarded this
section of the parade, i
Be and HIi Cabinet Return to Their Official
Duties at Washington,
New Yoek, May L At 5 p. m. the
Presidental party, consisting of President.
Harrison, Secretary WintSonj, wile and .wo
daughters; Secretary Proctor, Colonel Barr,
Colonel John M. Wilson, Walker Blaine,
Private Secretary Halford, Secretary Tracy,
Continvedion 'Sixth JPaye,
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Another Squad of English Glass
Workers Appears at Jeannette.
They Did Hot Enow Each Other When They
Landed, but Aretfow
hanging together like beothebs.
All Of Them Keep Quiet, bnt Other People Do Some
Lively Talking.
One more detachment of English glass
worker has arrived at Jeannette. At
Philadelphia they "claimed that they were
not even acquainted, but their actions now
tell a different Btory. All are skilled work
men in their J ine. They are very guarded
.in their conversation. The American
workmen at Jeannette, however, express
their opinions very freely.
rrnoiiA stait cobbespondent.
Jeanketxe, May 1. Ten more bloomin'
Hiuglish glass blowers arrived at Jeannette
last evening, ostensibly to work in Cham
bers & McKee'sbignewwindowglass plant.
They got into Pittsburg some time in the
afternoon, and abont 530 P. m. started for
Jeannette. The men about the depot re
ported that there were -at least 20 in the
party, but so far as conld he learned late
last evening only ten men, one woman and
two children reached Jeannette. There
ports from Philadelphia said that 20 landed
altogether, and they will probably reach
tne new glass town to-day. '
About a weekrago a party of six more ar
rived. With the first batch of 25 and the
last two lots' there are now in Jeannette 41
English glass workers who, it is strongly
presumed, have been hired under contract.
When they landed in Philadelphia they
claimed not to know each other, but any
man who could have seen them playing
cards together last night and calling each
other by the most familiar names, would
soon be convinced that they were old friends.
How many more are to come the fates and
the proprietors of the glasshouse can tell;
but both uniformly are silent.
The last party came from Philadelphia
over the Pennsylvania road. When they
reached the Union depot they acted like a
lot offish out of water. "'Where can we be
booked to Jeannette?!' they asked train
men. "Jimmy, get a third-class ticket,"
said one to a companion; but he soon dis
covered that not much distinction is made
in tickets in America. No one, ap
parently, was with them, but the men
seemed to act as if some hidden hand was
guiding them. They appeared to be well
supplied with tin trunks and luggage, but
not a great deal of money.
The woman in the party yesterday was
the first one to arrive, and she, was the wife
of one of the men. Most of them are mar
ried, and they talk freely of sending or
their wives later on. A Dispatch scribe
reached Jeannette about 10 o'clock last
darkness with country mud, and coming
within an ace several times of falling into
holes or rolling over an embankment, finally
got out on to the road under a natural gas
jet i
After some further skirmishing the men
were located. Five of them were found in
Mrs. Coburn's boarding house having a
friendly game. It was now about 1030 P.
21., and they were laughing and talking
over the cards. The reporter sized them up
through an open window with a curious
crowd outside. They appeared to range in
age from 35 to 40 years, and seemed to pos
sess considerable intelligence.
A few of them bore red marks on their
necks, evidently from burns they had re
ceived, but otherwise they were fine, stal
wart men. They are all skilled workmen,
and understand the working of the tank
system of making window glass thoroughly.
A strong effort was made to pump some of
the men, but they would not bite. They
were very guarded in what they had to say,
and nothing would draw them out. It was
plain to be seen that they were well posted
by somebody. '
It wasn't long before they retired and
there was nothing left to do but to gather
some of the things thev had dropped to the
citizens. They all cfaim to be union men
and hold that they are members of the in
ternational union. They speak of their
cards, but, strange to relate, nobody in
Jeannette has ever seen them. If they have
them they certainly guard them as closely
as they do their tongues. Those in the
town who have met the foreign blowers
speak of them as a very decent class of
people, but they wonder where the thing
will end. One man said:
There are plenty of laborers in Jeannette
hunting work who can't pet it, but here are 41
strange Englishmen who have no trouble in
securing jobs. They arrive one day, recuper
ate the next and go to work on the following
morning in Chambers and McKee's window
glass plant.
The general impression here is that some
thing is decidedly wrong. Here is a char
acteristic interview from one of the Ameri
can workmen on the ground;
Otcourse I haven't had an opportunity to
meet the ten who arrived to-day, but I know
most of the 31, and some of them qnito welL I
must say for them that they are a Hue-looking
set of fellows, and understand the workings
ot the tank system. I watched the crowd to
day as they walked from the train to the
boarding bouse, and none of them looked like
men blessed with any too much money. They
were BnaDuiiy uresaeu ana uian'C appear like
well paid foreign workmen, as they claimed to
bo. I know when the first lot arrived they
hadn't money enough to pay the expressage on
their baggage to have it hauled from the depot
They went to board with Mrs. Cob urn. "She
charged them to a week, and It ja a singular
fact that she handed their bills over to the
Western Land and Improvement Company for
The supposition is that Chambers and McKeo
looked atter the men through the company as
a medium. The first week the men were here
they didn't have a copper. I treated one to a
glass of beer and he apologized because he
couldn't return the compliment. He said he
would havo plenty of money after Saturday.
Sure enough, be bad, and was liberal with it,
too. I explained to this man the contract laws
in force in tbis country, but he feigned ignor
ance. He said they bad never heard of the
law, and came here of their own accord. They
had paid their fares themselves.
"In England, he explained, that be got I2i a,
month, but they expected to make 40, or
nearly S200, here a month. He had been called
a scab by some of the Americans, and this hurt
his leelings. He asked me to stand by him and
pnt a- good word in for the- party with the
I rather pitied the fellow, though I a,m thor
oughly convinced, from all I have seen-and.
learned of him, that the entire party
is under contract; and they came into
the country in direct violation of the im
migration laws. Another one of the first
batch told me that he had heard of the plant
here three months before he thought qf com
ing over, and his desire to lire In America and
earn better wasps Is what induced him tn nnw
the water. He bad worked in an English glass.
UUU9B tvuu vra.9 conTerssini wiin me tan K sys
tem. Strangers weTe excluded, and only two
American glass buyers erer got is, and they
only saw part of the works. ."-The window glass
plant at Jeannette is closely guarded, and
an outsider couldn't get in for love or
money. After the men had rested for
a few days they went to work inside. It was
given out that they are only laboring, but It
didn't take them long to discovertbat the stock
was noi; high enough, and since then thev
have been making it higher. I asked
ona of the men why it is that
the owners arn an secret about
everything. He replied that some of thema-
cmnery used in making the glass is so nne mat
it canbardlyDe touched with the hand, and
the proprietors are afraid that some prejudiced
person might enter and destroy some of the
delicate machinery without being discovered.
The men will not say what they are working
at inside, and no one on the outside can sur
mise anything else but that they are putting
on the finishing touches. The same
man explained to me bow the glass
is rolled and slided. In fact I could
soon see that thev all imrlprstood their busi
ness. These men say that the tank plant here
will be the finest In the world when complete,
and they think it will be a decided
success if the gas will produce heat
enough. They seem to be a little doubtful on
this point, bnt hope for the best. It is expected
the window glass works will be started
in two weeks. The town Is dead and
everybody is waiting for these glass
plants to start The Western Land and
Improvement Company discharged 2 laborers
to-day because they hadn't anv more Wortc for
them to do. The fact is that there are plenty
of men hero suffering, but waiting in hopes,
while these Englishmen get to work as soon as
they arrive.
The presumption is strong among the
people of the town that this is to be a scab
institution. Not only will the men
hired be scabs, hut it is hinted by
many that the proprietors will cut
loose -from all tho manufacturing associa
tions and rnn their works all the year
around. The glass men usually agree to
shut down for a periodyduring the summer,
but I have it pretty straight that
Chambers Ss McKee have no such
intentions. American blowers will not
work during the hot period, but the firm
thinks that their English allies will stand
by them and the glass disciples of Uncle
Sam can go to the wall.
With the tank system it is supposed they
intend to monopolize the trade and drive
all the other window glass workers out of
the business for a time at least. Here is
another fact that seems' strange about this
whole business. The Jeannette Planing
Mill Company is waiting for the works
to start up before 'they will commence to
build 100 houses, the plans for which have
already been made. The people believe
these houses are intended for as many En
glish families and the American workman
is to be debarred.
The citizens here feel bitter against the
foreigners and the firm, and they are posi
tive that if an investigation were made it
could be shown that the contract laws have
been violated. . Israel.
The PIttsbnre Idea Travels Her Licensed
Saloons Cat Down 75 Per Cent
Sporting Besorts Closed A
Howl in Culture's City.
Bostoit. May 1. Boston is anything but
a paradise to sporting men just at present.
To-day the pnncipal sporting places in the
city have been closed, and admirers of
sports in general have been unable, to ex
change the gossip of the day at their old
haunts. The new license law went into
effect to-day, and Boston's supply of mm is
curtailed nearly 75 per cent. Instead of
2,636 licenses which were issued last year
only 780 have been granted this year.
The sporting fraternity are the greatest
sufferers from the cut down, and to-night
they are forced to seek pastures new. Mike
J31easpn, Ed. McAyoy, Geo. Bosmer and
LarryKillen locked their doors at 11
o'clock last night,and have not since opened
them. All day the friends of the unsuccess
ful applicants 'for licenses have thronged
police headquarters, and the board of police
have been talked to death. Ernest efforts
are being made to have the privilege of
selling liquor extended and the Legislature
will be appealed to if the board of police
refuse to take action.
Illinois Miners Are Unanimous in Deciding
to Quit First.
Steeatoe, III., May 1. At a conven
tion of the miners of the North
ern district of Illinois, held here
to-day, a resolution was unanimonsly
adopted refusing to accept a reduc
tion of 10 cents per' ton for mining during
the coming year, as offered by the operators.
Delegates were present from every mining
point in the district.
A resolution was also adopted directing
the district officer to call a national conven
tion of all the miners in the bituminous
coal fields, as far as the competition
reaches, and that there be no work in the
districts until such convention is called.
Machine men and day laborers who are pro
ducing coal will also go out pending the
settlement of the difficulties. '
TheDIdn't-Knowlt-Was-Jioaded Revolver
Gets Another Victim. J
Peoeia, May 1. A sensational acci
dental shooting occurred here this evening.
Miss Jessie Beoning, a well-known young
lady, was in the real estate office of William
Scott. , They were in a rear room
when Miss Boening picked up a
revolver which was supposed to be un
loaded. She snapped it several times, and
then turned it toward herself with the re
mark: "I wonder if I can shoot myself."
She pulled the trigger again, there was a
loud report, and she fell mortally wounded.
They Throw Kisses at the Chorus, Tell Fire
and Are Promptly Fired.
New YOEK, May 1. Just as the curtain
Was descending on the first act of "Nadjy"
at the Casino, to-night, two well
dressed Southerners, who had seats in
the parquet near the stage, arose
together and kissed their hands
to the actresses in the chorus. Then one
turned toward the audience and shouted
"Fire!" The chief usher ordered the
strangers to leaye, and Manager Aronson
called in a policeman, who took them out of
the theater. They had been drinking.
An Epidemic Breaks Oat on Board One of
ibe Lloyd Steamships.
London, May 1. Lloyd's agent at Ber
lin reports that the Weser has yellow fever
on board, several officers and 28 men being
ill and three having died.
The North German Lloyd steamer Weser,
Captain von Schuckmann, sailed from Balti
more April 17 for Bremen.
Sanford Is Said to be la the Most Perfect
Sanitary Condition.
Sanfobd, Fla., May L All quaran
tine restrictions were ordered-raised to-day
by Dr. Porter, though tLelr regular term
would extend to May 8, such action being
justified by the, prompt precautions taken
and the good sanitary condition of the-town.
The former, inmates ofthe Demon House
are suu sept m.camp.Ly. -. f
Maryland's Republican Lengue Denoaaees
President Harrison's Policy AH (be
Fault of a Congressaan-A
Decidedly Objections
ble Appalftf ment.
Fbedeeick, JId., May 1. There was
the biggest kind of a rowat.the convention"
of the MarylandState"League of "Eepubli
can clubs held here to-'day. Trouble had
been brewing in the Republican ranks ever
since the inauguration of President Harri-
sonowing to the bitter antagonism of the
two factions of the. party, both of whom de
manded recognition from the administra
tion. That wing ofthe party led by Con
gressman McComas seemed to have had the
pull all along, and the Young Men's- Be
publican Club of Baltimore, which was left
out in the cold, has been kicking vigorously.
The President has been rigorously de
nounced for not providing for the faithful,
and when last week it was announced that
Calvin Gorman, a brother of Senator Gor
man, had, after being dismissed from the
service, been reappointed to even a better
position than he formerly held, there was a
howl all along the line. The bitterest
things were said of the administration, and
only an opportunity was wanting to make
the dissatisfaction public. It came to-day,
when the league of clubs met in convention
here. Almost the first resolution offered
was ope condemning the President for ap
pointing Senaior Gorman's brother an in
spector of the Treasury. It was presented
by the Howard county delegates, who rep
resent the home of Senator Gorman.
The excitement it occasioned was tre
mendous, and the debate lasted fully two
hours, some bitter personalities were in
dulged in, the President being roundly cen
sured for making the appointment. Jtsy tne
hardest kind of work the President's cham
pions succeeded in having the resolution
toned down a little, when it went through
with a rnsh. Even in its present shape it
is decidedly uncomplimentary to the Exec
At the Story That Cojonel Drake Pinned HI
Badge on General Gordon's Breast.
New York, May 1. The Commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army, of the Bepublie,
Major William, Warner, of Kansas City,
was the chief guest at a reception and camp
fire in the Harlem Biver Parlf this after
noon and evening. The Grand Army posts
of New York City, Brooklyn, and Kings,
Queens and Richmond counties were repre
sented. About 2,000 veterans were present.
Colonel D. V. Quick, Chairman of the
Reception Committee, read an article from
a morning paper which stated that Colonel
Drake, of Drake's Zouaves, Elizabeth, met
Governor Gordon, whom he fought against
in the war, and took off his Grand Army
badge and pinned it on Governor Gordon's
breast. His staff followed his example,
and, taking off their badges, pinned them
on the breasts of Governor Gordon's staff
Hisses and. groans were heard on all sides.
Post Department Commander Burrows,
of New Jersey, sprang to his feet. "I am
thunderstruck," he said. "Any man who
disgraces the Grand Army badge in that
manner is not fit to be called a comrade.
In 48 hours irom now I will have this mat
ter investigated, and it 1 find that the arti
cle read is true, he shall be court martialed
and expelled from the Grand Army."
Colonel Quick said: "No citizen, how
ever loyal he may have been, can in honor
wear that badge, much less one that fought
against us. Any man who, for the sake of
notoriety and mock sentimentality, would
pin a Grand Army badg&on a man who
iought against the Union is unworthy to be
a member of the order and does not know
its first principles."
Her Cotton Men Will Seek Foreign Fields
and Clrcnmveat the Jnto Trust.
Atjgusta, Ga., May 1. The Southern
Cotton Manufacturers' Association has per
manently organized to-day by the election
of H. H. Hickman, of Augusta, President
About 50 mills in Georgia, North and South
Carolina, Alabama Tennessee and Louisi
ana were represented. Augusta was selected
as the central headquarters, and the officers
will be located here, where statistics will be
gathered for information of the members of
the association. National Government aid
will be invoked to extend the cotton goods
trade id South America and Mexico.
By invitation ofthe association, delegates
from the Farmers' Alliance of Georgia and
South Carolina were present to discuss the
absorbing question of using cotton bagging
for jute bagging. A committee appointed
from the alliance and the associations to
confer npon the cotton bagging subject re
ported that cotton bagging would be manu
factured yard for yard at the same or less
cost than jute bagging. The farmers are
delighted at the action of the association,
and think they have scored a victory against
the Jute Bagging Trust. Several manufact
urers say they will make cotton bagging for
I the farmers just as cheap if not cheaper than
jute Daggwg.
Saloon Keepers In All Cities in the State
Most Pay S500 lor a License.
Philadelphia, May 1. The Supreme
Court on Monday affirmed, in a per curiam
opinion, the judgment ofthe Common Pleas
Court of Luzerne county in the case of the
Commonwealth ex rel Zirnhelt vs Smoulter.
The decision in this case eslaolished that in
Wilkesbarre and all other cities whose pop
ulation makes them cities of the third class,
unJer the classification made by the act of
May 23 1874, the license fee for retail
venders of liquor is $500. At the time the
Brooks bill was passed, the act of 1876 was
in force, dividing cities into five classes,
and the act of 1887, dividing them into
seven classes, was upon the eve of passage.
Both of these acts have since been declared
unconstitutional, so that the provision of
the Brooks bill that the licensed venders in
cities below the third class shall pay only a
fee of $300 has become inoperative.
This afternoon the same question arose in
a Crawford county case, in which Joseph
Hoenig was the licensee. The Chief Jus
tice shortened the argument of Hoenig's
counsel by calling attention to the delivery
of the opinion in the Zirnhelt case deciding
the same point
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The Eminent Composer Signs a Contract
for 75 Concerts. .
St. Louis, May 1. Benjamin F. Marx
and Louis Nathan, of this city, have made
a contract with Gounod, the composer, for
a tour of this conutry nextseason. The con
tract calls for 75 concerts, and Gounod is
guaranteed $250 a performance. Mr. Marx
is a wealthy young Hebrew, and Mr.
Nathan is a dramatist and his wife a prom
inent vocalist;
ANnmber of Embryo Congressmen.
Empoeia, Kan., May 1. The Fourth
Congressional District Convention (Bepub
lican), to nominate a successor to the Hon.
Thomas Ryan, met here to-day and effected
a preliminary organization! There are ten
candidates, and the. convention will preba-
bly be In session several days,
It :
r home and
read by everybody: It
u are in business let the
He know It through The
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Bold Ben Butler Says Farragnt w
the Hero of Hetf Orleans.
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With the Sole Exception- of One High Officer
Who Ban Away.
And Gorerned it In Such Way" and Manner as HI. ,
tory Eai Settled,
Another idol shattered. Ben Butler says
he is not the hero of New Orleans. Here
moves the laurel wreath from his own brow
and places it on the tomb of the brave Far
ragnt. He also pays his respects to ono
high officer who showed the white feather,
but docs not mention-names. A graphic
description of the sea fight is also given by
the eloquent old war horse..
BosiON.May 1. For27 years Benjamin?.
Butler has heard his praises sounded as the
Hero of New Orleans, and to-night, on the
wnl be reaped by Hfwho
anniversary oi nis landing ou tneievee in o.
the Crescent Cityr he disclaimed any credit - V
for his deeds, and gave all the praise to !l
Admiral'Farragut. -
Surrounded by his bosom friends, the
members of the Butler Club, who had gath
ered to honor the doughty warrior, the . '
General told in graphic language1" '
tho story of the memorable struggle11,,
for the possession of the Missis-;
sissippi, and modestly laid down the laurel '
wreath which a grateful Bepublie had -
laid npon his brow. The old man" has lost
much of the vigor which has until recent J5.
years made him conspicuous among tlfe ?
great men of the country, but his keen in- ' ,
tellect seems to retain that wonderful power '" f
to-grasp all the salient points in any sub- -
ject he considers, and his tongue .gives ut-
terance to the thought with the. same'forci- ,
ble, commanding, brilliant speech that has' ,f" .
placed him in the front rank of orators. j, ''' -
THE swoed and the pen.
The gathering to-night was made notable
hv tlia Yirpana nf fTanaml "Rntlpr anil of
Mr. Charle3 A. Dana. The doughty warrior 3
and the donffhtv editor were riven arousinsr J&lr,
reception, and their words were eagerly
awaited. Congressmen Morse, Greenhalge
and O'Neil and James Parton, General
Butler's historian, were among those .pres
ent. Colonel Noah A. Plympton was the
presiding officer. General Butler was the r
first speaker, and when he had finishedliia
panegyric of Admiral Farragnt he' wait
cheered to the echo. Among other things ,
he said:
I have taken some minutes of your time to
renew your remembrance of this glorious vic
tory of Farragnt and his brave officers and sail
ors heroes an save one, a nign omcer wno ran
away, so the exception proves tho rule so
that, by the testimony of an eye witness then
within some COO yards of the fort when the
Hartford passed it, and who saw the facts as I
have described tbem, it may be fixed who
was the sole hero or the capture of New Or
leans, and should be so recognized for all thns
and by all men. For myself I (Jaim only thae
I held, preserved and governed that city in
such waytrmiioMiner as history cai settled, .-
I cannot discuss here and now. BatlY- .
leave to say that after a quarter of a century's.
reflection since., and the knowledge which y j
ought to come Irom acquaintance irita i
public affairs, if it were to happen
again, I could do it twice as well
as I did then, because with what I now - .
know of sedition and treason. I should maKo '
the little finger of Rheoboam heavier than the . - J
whole hand of Solomon. I have left myself - '
hardly time for greeting. Friends all. I wet- SI
come you with every sensiDillty ot myneart .
I feel that we have a common bond which,, J
whatever maybe our differences in other re- tv
spects, win draw us together. Because true iovoi!
or country is stronger tnan party ties.
General Butler's description of the seal
fight was a work of art. He said:
At 3 o'clock In the morning the order was '
given to ascend the river at eight mUesanTi
hour, giving but aDout lour overland, a snail's
pace when exposed to cross fire. As soon as ho
was discovered the forts opened upon him with,
all the enemy's mm?, afloat or ashore. Firo .
raft upon fire raft was sent down upon tho'
neet. one Doing pusaeu oy ms reoex lronciau
rram Manassas upon the bow of the-
Hartford, setting nre to all her lor-.
ward sails and rigging. The whole scepa
was lighted up as If for an lllumlna-
ted parade. His ship on tire, the whole artil-. ,
lery of the fort pouring shot and shell upon his
disabled vessel, see the dauntless sailor on his
quarter deck issuing an order beard above all
the din: "Cease tiring! call away the firs '
brigade and put out that Are! Call away that
cutter, clap on that Are raft and send her down
the riverf' Farragnt meantime standing quiet
ly supervising his orders exposed to the whole
fire of both forts. The fire pnt out, his order
was given: "Guns on the port side; Are on tho
embrasure and, casements! drive the enemy
from their gunsf' and
with smoking, half burnt sails, steams onward
past the fort with a dash for victory, and New
Orleans is ours. If anyone failed to see in this
the most gallant and most glorious achieve-
nients ot naval warfare it must be because of "
the impotency of my description. As the fleet
was passing the forts it was attacked by the
armed vessels of the enemy, led by the Confed
erate ironclad ram Manassas. Sbe was prompt
ly sunk, and the rest of the fleet Tere either
driven ashore, sunk, or fled up the river.
Before this attack it had been arranged be
tween the commander of the co-operating
forces that if the fleet failed to pass the forts a
force should be landed from the Gulf side of
Fort St. Phillip if landing it could be called
where all the sod was covered with water, and
an assault made on the fort from the land side,
and thus the city taken. As soon as the fort
was passed Farragnt sent Captain Boggs
around the forts on the Gulf side to meet the
land forces, and they were conducted up to
the quarantine station, where, holding the
hanl- of the river, thev cnt off the boats from
New Orleans and the third day" they surrend-,,!
Perry Belmont Gets Leave of-Absenee to
Attend the Paris Exposition.
Washington, May 1. The State De
partment has granted to Mr. Perry Bel- '
mont, United States Minister to Spain,;
leave oi absence for the purpose of attenoV
ing the opening ceremonies of the Paris t
Exposition, to which he has been officially
invited by the French Government.
Mr. Belmont was Chairman of the House y
Committee on Foreign Affairs which re-.
ported the bill accepting tne invitation to
the accompanying report he referrec 9
pointedly to the political sigmncanco
ofthe occasion. In his cable message asc-
ing leave of absence for the purpose Indi
cated, Mr. Belmont states his intention to
t-Ptnm tn Madrid after the ceremonies tol
nwiBiT. and aTinw nroner courtesies to St
ator Palmer, his successor. ,.?
For tho Eighth Time He tends a BlasMsg
Bride WltU the Silken Cord. v-"
Ft. Waxnb, Ind., May L A wedding.
of more than ordinary interest was per
formed here to-day by 'Squire France. The"'
groom, Aurelia Payne, is past 80, while the'
bride. Miss Alice Coleman, is scarce! v 19 -1
years of age. Mr. Payne has an enviable'-?
t .rfai w a iaH Airint Timae n a kwIa) m!v
wives, was divorced from the sev6nth,fand
now tne eighth, a Dioomlngmaidj
1 peacefully in his aipwiwicti i
,-fe. M iS&iSRttiwaaaki ox- . .1 ii-SrfiSR