Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 03, 1889, Image 1

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'Amtiwr Mammoth
.-Tax Dispatch ot Sunday next -will consist
of Twxjtty Pages. 'New feature trill he
" added. A fascinating serial by a popular young
American author will begin in next Sunday'
Three-part, 20-paco issue. .
Foreign Brewers Make a Cut
in Prices to Cover Pittsburg
License Losses.
(Are Serious in a Movement to Sell
2fo More Liquor to Picnic Parties.
tSensatlo.ial Rnmors About Judge White's
Future an the Bench The Conntr Con
troller Apportions the Exact Amount of
Liquor License Foes Among Cities,
Boroughs, tho County and Stnte The
Pony Express Problem Constitutional
Amendment Cnmpnlcn News Tho Great
Question at Other Points of tho Country.
Pittsburg brewers are worried over a cut
'in prices the foreign producers of beer have
made in order to hold their trade in this
city in spite of the refusal of licenses.
Such a cut will have to be met by the local
producers, so that cheap beverages may be
the result. The point has been
raised that the Brooks law rulings
by Judge "White will prevent brew
ers selling to picnic parties this sum
mer. That will produce a sensation if en
forced, and some large firms threaten to
Mick to the letter of the law. In the mean
time the brewers are making rapid progress
in the campaign against Constitutional
The regular weekly meeting of the AUe
'gheny County Brewers' Association was
held yesterday afternoon in their hall on
Fourth avenue. There was a full attend
ance, every member of the association be
ing present. The President, "William Eber
hart, of Eberhart & Ober, occupied the
chair, and John "Walter, of the same firm,
was the Secretary. No special business was
transacted, but a number of important
points of news were developed in the usual
interchange of notes and views.
The Anti-Prohibition Campaign Commit
tee reported rapid progress, and the mem
bers of the association were much pleased
with the details of the report. The litera
ture to be mailed to voters is now in shape
to be sent out, but the members of the com
mjttr&nk it would not be good policy to
' ice it in the hands of voters too early.
iev have decided not to mail the pam
lets and ballots until after Hay 20. This
JI give the people who receive them not
lite one month to decide the question,
e J-lUe .wiMftbe-short and sharp. "Very
jew speakers will be sent out. If the latter
part of the programme was left to the asso
ciation the majority of the members would
vote against it. The money the speakers
would require, a great many of the brewers
claim, could be used to better advantage in
literature. The committee will allow the
Anti-Prohibition Society to carry on the
work with speakers.
No Picnic Beer.
The association is considering the question
of whether it will be wisest to sell beer to
picnic parties as usual this summer, or to
discontinue the practice. A great many of
the brewers will refuse to sell, upon the
ground that it is violating the spirit of the
license law. Others claim it is not, and the
matter will be submitted to legal counsel
for an opinion. Among the largest brewers
who will refuse to sell to picnics are Frau
enheim & Yilsack, of the Iron City Brew
ery. They have decided not to run any risk,
notwithstanding what action the as
sociation may take upon the mat
ter. The other brewers who will re--'fuse
to sell to picnics will do so
because they believe they would be violat
ing Judge "White's interpretation of the
Brooks law governing brewers, who are not
permitted to sell to consumers. If Pitts
burg brewers will not sell to them, and if
foreign beer is entirely shut out of this
market, the action will have the effect of
wiping out the annual picnics of the Ger
man singing societies and other organiza
tions, where beer is a great item.
A Cut in Prices.
Another fact developed during the meet
ing was that the foreign brewers have be
gun cutting on the prices of the amber
colored fluid, in order to hold their trade in
this city, which has been partially paralyzed
by the License Court. It was stated at the
meeting that the Cincinnati and St. Louis
breweries are now quoting rates of $6
per barrel on their beer delivered in this
city. This is a cut of $1 per barrel within
the past two weeks. The home brewers are
apprehensive that the foreign breweries will
-get the trade, and they will theiefore do
what they can to prevent it Several of
those at the meeting said they reasoned that
if the foreign beer would continue to be
sold in Pittsburg and Allegheny it would
be a violation of the law, according to the
i:- opinions and rulings of Judge "White. The
". k ilatter stated that any brewer selling to an
. unlicensed saloon would be guilty of
,'" Violating the lair,
d if convicted, would haveliis license re
voked. They say the rule will also work
the- other way. If a licensed house buys
from 'an unlicensed brewery, the former will
also be in danger of having their licenses
revoked. The home brewers claim Judge
"White will not recognize the license of any
foreign manufacturer, and they will call the J
matter toJui attention.
If the foreign brewers do reduce the price
from 7, $7 60 and $8 per barrel, the Pitts
burg producers will have to meet the cut or
lose the business. The large decrease in the
number of saloons will cause aJarge falling
off in their receipts, and they cannot afford
to lose more by reducing the price of their
product. As one of them stated to The
Dispatch reporter yesterday:
5 "If we cannot seir.our beer to the 140
saloons in Pittsburg aad Allegheny, I would
like to know where we can sell it?"
Reply to 'Sqalre XesITr.
After the meeting 3r. EJ. Trauenneim
' "Ye did nothing ie-day.feat conduct a
.lot of routine business-tad talk on a num
ber, of matters that iwekU set interest
the public I see by this morning's Dis
patch that A. H., Leslie almost acknqwli4
edges that they are licked. They say, they,
hare not much money, and -there is, a feel
ing of apathy among them, .If they were
on the popular side they could get all the
money they want. Mr. Leslie's talk is like
a dying wail. He knows he is licked, and
is timid about saying so."
At the meeting to-day there were any
number of expressions of opinion as to the
campaign "outlook. Rvery man in the asso
ciation is just as confident that the pro
hibitory amendment will be defeated by a
large majority as they are of living nntil
that time.
Rumors That lie Will Not be on tbo
Bench Much Longer Effect of His
License Conn Rulings on tho
Judges' Salary Bill.
Habbisbubg, May 2. Messre. Lane and
McManes, with ex-Representative McGowan
and 'Mercantile Appraiser Martin, have
been here to-day in the interest of the
Judges'.salary bill, which was too far down
on the calendar to be reached to-night. It
will come up to-morrow, and the Philadel
phia leaders are confident of its passage
then. They claim to have gained 12 votes
for the measure and are not concerned about
the result.
The Allegheney members were labored
with but without result. All the members
of the delegation could not be seen to
night, but those who were seen said the Al
legheny members presented a solid front.
against the bill. It might have been differ
ent had not JndgeWhite slaughtered the
Allegheny saloons as he did.
There is a rumor here, not very well de
fined, that something is abont to drop in
Judge White''s case. Only one member of
the Allegheny county delegation knew" any
thing about it, and he, as soon as he discov
ered there" was any talk, left the House and
was inaccessible during the remainder of
the evening. According to one account
this gentleman said something was about to
drop. According to 'another he declared
Jndge "White wonld not be on the bench for
another six months. This may mean much
or nothing. It is likely it is merely an
echo of the wrath of the liquor men of Al
legheny county. Judge "White is now at
Atlantic City, and is ere long going to the
Eighteen Enforced Sales Already Advertised
by Constables.
As yet there are only-three executions is
sued against unlicensed saloon keepers and
wholesalers. "The constables will .have
mnch to attend to," said one connected with
the Sheriff's office to a Dispatch reporter
yesterday, "and until judgment is secured
nothing will come into our office or appear
on the records which will be of interest to
you or your readers."
Subsequently it was found that in the
more prominent aldermen's offices con
stables' sale bills have been drawn up for 15
saloons in the heart of town so far.
John S. Bobb, Esq., yesterday filed the
writs of certioraris in the cases of the bot
tlers who were refused license, which he in
tends taking to the Supreme Court. All
that remains now is to forward a certified
copy of the record to the Supreme Court
and await-their pleasure to hea the matr.
ter. -
Mr. Robb'.infty go to Philadelphia and
seek immediate trial In the.Snpreme Court
Mrs. Yetta Browarsky, the wife and
agent of Hyman Browarsky, yesterday filed
an answer to the suit brought against her
husband by the John Kauffman Brewing
Company. The suit was to recover $150,the
value of a quantity of beer alleged to have
been shipped to Browarsky to sell as their
agent- Mrs. Browarsky, in the answer,
states that the plaintiff is a foreign corpora
tion, and under the act. of Assembly is not
authorized to sell in this State, and that her
husband was not their agent The beer
shipped to her husband, she claims, was not
sold, but instead she and her husband went
about the city and gave it away as samples
for the purpose of introducing the beer of
the plaintiff) as had been agreed upon.
"Under the law, they could not have sold it
for the company.
How Can it be Suppressed Under the Brooks
License Lairf
Another problem now confronts ('hose who
wish to enforce the Brooks liquor law, and
that is, "How are you going to suppress the
peddler, or the pony expressman?" These
men have, it is said, or at least some of them
have, been doing a rushing business in
rushing the growler in the rural districts,
and the thirsty denizens of "Washington
and Greene counties in particular are said
to be able to explain the mode of opera
tions. It is said that a quart bottle of whisky of
almost any kind is a legal tender for $1 in
those counties, "and the peddlers, while not
holding themselves out as liquor dealers,
will furnish anything patrons want, from a
cambric needle to a wagon wheel, and it is
said they can make from $2 to $3 a gallon
carrying whisky. A fair article can be had
by the barrel at $2 a gallon, which sells
readily at $1 a quart, so that were the roads
0 bad that a team could only haul a barrel,
it could earn from $20 to $40 a day on a full
cargo of one barrel.
Numerous efforts have been made to sup
press these peripatetic smugglers, but with
out effect as they are supported by a rather
wiae expanse oi senumeni in me rural dis
tricts, and "even people who blow prohibi
tion with one breath are known to utilize
the p. e. m. when a little wine is needed for
the stomach's sake, .snake bites and other hu
man infirmities.
Exact Amounts to be Apportioned to City,
County and Boroughs.
A statement was prepared yesterday by
the County Treasurer of the money received
from the issuing of the licenses that were
granted by Judge "White. The total amount
received from all the licenses in the county
was $97,925. Of this $46,500 was for the 93
retail licenses in Pittsburg. The city's
share is $18,600, the county gets the same,
and $9,300 goes to the State.'
Nineteen thousand five hundred dollars
was for the 39 licenses" in Allegheny City;
$7,800 goes io the city, the same to the
countv. and $3,900 to the State.
The 35 retail licenses in the boroughs j
rougm f9,wv, ui wmcu fi,vM goes to the
boroughs, $1,050 to the county and $1,050 to
me oiaie.
The 21 licenses n the townships brought
$1',575. $787 50 going to the townships and
5393 75 each to the county and State.
The. wholesale dealers, brewers, distillers,
etc., in the whole county numbering 56,
produced 25,100, all of which goes to the
The Maryland Legislators Asked to Include
Applrjnlco Among Intoxicants.
Baxtimoee, May 2. The Maryland State
Temperance Alliance, now in session, spent
nearly two hours to-day discussing the cider
question. In those counties of the State in
yhYch.loflal. option prevails "cider clnbs
d, and -to these the temper-
I anc!BplSteeott; A resolution was there
fore ' offedfeang.Ke- Legislature .to enact
such laws ae will bring cidetwithin the cate
gory of strong drinks!"
The Baltimore delegates bfjeeted to this
resolution on the ground 'that cider in its
untermented state was a palatable drink,
andntlrely harmless. Thereupon Bev. C.
Hi-Fitzwllliams, of Dorchester county, said
'that he had once disguised, himself and
visited the places where cider was dealt out,
and found its effects were every .bit as in
toxicating as wnisEy. juiomer aeiegaie
said cider was more deadly,- and bas done
more harm than whisky or brandy. The
resolution was then adopted.
So Say Allegheny Citizens, in the Granting
of Liquor Licenses.
A meeting of cituens of Lower Allegheny
was held last evening, in the hall of the
Ninth ward school house. It was well at-
tended, and the following report of the reso
lution committee was presented and adopted :
Whebsas, But two houses have been grant.
ed licenses in the Ninth ward, and none In the
Eleventh ward, where a number of our best
citizens who, applied (having ample accommo
dation) were refused license, thus either cast
ing a reflection upon them, or determining
tho non-necessity for more public bouses.
Resolved, that in onr opinion the Court has
gravely erred (to the injury of worthy appli
cants, who have their money honestly invested
in a legally recognized business) in this: a ne
cessity exists for the granting of additional
licenses for public accommodation which were
Resolved, That by the action of the Court in
refusing a license to the McClure House, on
the Now Brichton road,in the Eleventh ward,
and the Eartman Hotel, in the Ninth'
ward, and other houses of good repute and
known capacity, the citizens and traveling pub
lic will suffer great inconvenience, for without
these houses where and how will travelers be
accommodated in onr wards; they cannot be:
it is cruel to them and unjust to us to compel
them to go elsewhere. But such Is the ex
pressed action of our court through its Judges,
and we do not alone find fault with Judge
White; the court is composed of a number of
Judges, and the refusal of licenses Is the action
of the Court It is with surprise and sorrow
that we read in the public press what purports
to be Judge White's ultimatum. "I say now
and for all time, no rehearings will be granted
in any case, and will not under any circum
stances reconsider my decision."
.Fifty-Four Sending Saloon Keepers to
HaTe Their Licenses Revoked.
rtrxcux. telegram to tub dispatch,!
Beading, May 2. The Committee on
Safety threw a bombshell this afternoon into
the camp of the saloon men who haye been
selling on Sunday. Detective Lyon, em
ployed by the society, has already informed
on 14, and has the names of 40 additional
liquor men whom he charges with having
sold rum on Sunday, all of whom the so
ciety will promptly proceed against to com
pel the Court to revoke all of the 54 licenses,
for which $500 each has just been paid.
The list includes leading hotels and subur
ban places.
The society is composed of 50 leading
business men in the city and county who
have ample means to push all these cases
and compel the court under the evidence at
hand to remove all the licenses. Strangers
were sent here from Philadelphia to visit
the Snnday saloons and purchase liquor.
In two Sundays they said they visited 54
places and bought drinks, spending from
65 cents to $1 in each place.
Detective Lyon, in serving subpoenas,
was assaulted twice by women with broom
Writing Up Registry List,
meetings and an Arrest.
The County Commissioners and Controller
yesterday awarded the contract for writing
tip the new registry list to John M. Kirk
wood, at 9 cents per 100 lines. The bids
ranged from 9 cents to 30 cents per 100 lines.
The cost of the book will be about $100, and
not $5,000, as stated byacotemporary. The
list is for the Constitutional amendment
election. The Commissioners say new
ballot boxes will not be necessary for the
special election. The ballots have not been
received yet from Harrisburg.
7W1U J. McConnell closed bis Constitu
tional amendment meetings last night in
Riverside M. E. Church, Allegheny, and on
Saturday night will speak for the W. C. T.
XL, at Salisbury Hall, Southside. Sunday
afternoon be goes to Braddock, and in the
evening delivers a temperance lecture in the
Bingham Street Church.
Probably as a result ot the reduction of
license there was but one prisoner on the
whole Southside last night, and she was a
woman, Mary Krale, who was locked up in
the Twenty-eighth ward station house
charged with disorderly conduct
A High License Bill 'Defeated In tho Oils
sourl Legislature.
Jbfpehson Citt, May 2. The saloon
party secured a big victory here to-day.
Three months ago the temperance people
and high license people made a combina
tion for the purpose of pushing a high li
cense bill through, the Legislature. Public
sentiment indorsed the movement, and a
measure known as the Deering bill was in
troduced and two weeks ago passed the
Lower House. The bill provided that
$2,500 should be paid for a license, instead
of $500 as now.
It was sent to the Senate, and the general
opinion was that it wonld pass. The liquor
interest however, was -active, and in the
preliminary skirmish showed a strong hand.
To-day the bill was put on its final passage,
and was defeated 17 nays, 9 ayes. The sa
loon men are happy and the other side cor
respondingly gloomy.
Bnt Nevertheless a Convicted Murderer
Walks Ont of Jail a Free Man.
Turn?", May 2. At Bucyrus yesterday
Thomas Hottelling walked forth from jail a
free man. His has been a strange experi
ence.' Several years ago "William Jones
was murdered and his body placed on the
railway track. Hottelling was suspected of
the crime, arrested, indicted and found
guilty of murder in the first degree. Before
he was sentenced to be hanged the higher
court granted him a new trial. He was
again found .guilty and sentenced to the
penitentiary for life. Again the courts re
versed the matter, and two months ago he
was found guilty of manslaughter, ana sen
tenced to the penitentiary for 20 years,
For tie third time the higher courts
stepped in and granted him a new trial.
"When the case was called yesterday the
prosecutor nolled it, for though he was sure
Hottelling was guilty, be was not able to
procure the particular kind of testimony to
suit the higher courts, and so dropped it
The trials iave cost the county several
thousand dollars.
Net Satisfied With the Brooks Law,
GEEEirvTLLB, May 3. Hon. Samuel
Griffith delivered an address on prohibition
at Laird's Opera House to-night to a large
audience. He asserted that a license law
which bore so many different constructions!
over the "State , should not disgrace the
statute boek; " . "
pittsbueg, Friday, hat 3, 1889.
Tlio Civil Service Reform Society
Holds Its Annual Meeting.
He Accuses the Administration of Viola
ting Its Pledges. --
Bishop Potter Congratulated Because it Bis Centen
nial Sermon.
The civil service reformers are still un-l
satisfied. At the meeting of the association
in New York last night an address from
George "William Curtis was read. In it the'
administration wasaccused-of favoring tne
spoils system despite pledges to the con-'
trary. The Postoffice and Pension Depart
ments were particularly scored. Mr. Curtis
was re-elected President, and a number of
prominent men chosen for other offices.-
NEWYOBK,May2i The annual meet
ing of the Civil Service Beform' Association
was.held this evening. In the absence of
Mr. Curtis, the "President, who is still
housed at his tome in Staten Island by I
lameness, uorman a. .Eaton presiueo.
Among others present were Ira Bursley,
Everett P. "Wheeler, A. R. McDonough,
Edward Cary, Horace "White, Charles "W.
"Watson, Archdeacon Alexander Mackay
Smith, and "William Potts, Secretary,
At the request ot the Executive Commit
tee of the association Mr. Curtis had pre
pared an address, which was read by the
Secretary. The address was mainly di
rected to an "analysis of the immediate situ
ation, and it was a close review of the action
and attitude of the new administration, so
far asthe former is in evidence and the lat
ter has been thereby revealed, in what has
become public, Bince'the 4th of March.
In: making this analysis Mr. Curtis con
fined himself strictly to the Bepublican au
thorities, in the first place as regards the
-pledges and promises made before the ad
ministration took office, and in the second
place as to the history of what has occurred
and the manifestations of feeling evoked in
party circles thereby. Mr. Curtis said:
Our inquiry is simply how fully dnnngthe
first two months of the administration has the
President illustrated what he declared to be
bis sincere purpose of advancing the reform,
and how strictly has the party held him to an
honorable observance of its own voluntary,
pledges before the election.
Then followed the picture of what had
been the attitude of the members of the Be
publican party in Congress and of members
of Congress since the adjournment On
the latter point Mr. Curtis said:
The strict observance of that spirit and pur-
poso of reform by the partv at large
Mated bv the occupation of washlnet
3 is 11IUS-
host of party office seekers and their unceasing
assault upon the President for place, and by
the Instance of a notorious Congressional
lobbyist, who was pressed for appointment to
an important position in the Postoffice Depart
ment by one of the most promi
nent and influential of the party
clubs. These are not solitaryases; they
are examples of the general manner in which
members of Congress and the various party
associations and active membersof.tha party
prove the sincerity of the platform pledges and
the party resolution' to' reform the civil
It is in strict conformity with the executive
course thus far that it is announced that the
Secretary of the' Treasury has decided that
when a State delegation in Congress has agreed
upon a slate it will be adopted without delay.
The Secretary Of the -Interior also IsreDOrted
to have said that he is "willing and anxious to)
see ine UEmucmu buxueu out anu meir places
filled by good Bepuolicans," and be declines to
explain the remark. The Commissioner of
Pensions, In a public speech in the presence of
the Secretary of the Navy, stated with creat
applause that the President told him that In
the conduct of his office he should remember
the limitations of the law, but that he must
treat the boys liberally.
In the Postoffice Department the great
patronage department of the Government the
President's advice to the Commissioner of Pen
sions has been followed with unfaltering vigor.
The fourth-class postmasters, of whom there
are more than 60,000, whose offices, under the
spoils. system, are uniformly disseminated local
centers of party politics, are removed as fast
as the necessary official details will permit A
cyclone of chabge rages In this department.
Ability, energy, zeal, fidelity in the service do
not avail acalust the demand for spoils.
The appointment of the First Assistant Post
master General, who conducts the removals,
was in itself an earnest that this demand would
be heeded, and it is not surprising that the im
mense and incessant changes in the minor
postofflces are stated to have been sometime
made at the rate ot 1,000a week, or one in three
minutes- It will not be alleged that this gen
eral and ceaseless sweep Is required by tho
welfare of the service. It is not denied that It
is simple political prescripton. One of the
strongest of the chief Bepublican organs says
frankly: "The administration proposes, with
out cant or false pretense, to taKe the offices
without making trumped-up libellous charges
against Democratic office holders." It was
nevertheless the solemn declaration of the
party ot administration that "the spirit and the
purpose of the reform should be observed in
all executive appointments."
Mr. Curtis then called attention io the ex
treme importance of the case of the New
York postoffice. which has been for manv
years by general consent the example of
what a reformed service should he, and in
the most unmistakable terms condemned
the action of the administration as false to
its pledges, most unjust to Mr, Pearson and
detrimental to the public service. Besolu
tions denouncing the spoils system were
adopted, as was also the following:
Besolved, That the thanks of this associa
tion be and they hereby are tendered" to the
Bight Beverend H. C. Potter for his Just and
earnest statement of the duty of the President
in reference to the exercise by him of the
power of appointment to office, contained in
the sermon delivered in St Paul's, Church on
the Centennial anniversary of the inaugura
tion of Qeorge Washington.
The following officers were elected: Presi
dent Qeorge "William Curtis Vice Presi
dents, Johp Jay, Carl Schurz, Francis 0.
Barlow, Orlando B. Jotter, William J!.
Dodge, D. Willis James, Oswald Ottendor
ier, Horace E. Deming; Executive Commit
tee, Everett P. Wheeler, Silas W. Burt,
Edward-Carey, Charles Collins, George
Walton Green, Walter Howe, A- E. Mc
Donough. George Haven Putnam. ThenW
.Roosevelt, Alexander MacKay-Smith, Will
iam.H. Thompson, Horace White, X1. W.
Whitridge, Anson-Phelps Stokes and Will
iam L. Irenholm. '
An Extensive Concern Id Connecticut Forced
to Suspend Operations.
Meriden, Conn., May 2. The Meriden
Malleable Iron Company, one of the big
concerns of Meriden, is financially em
barrassed owing to several recent failures of
Western houses whose, notes this company'
held. The foundries are shut down. The
directors and prominent stockholders held a
meeting this "afternoon. The management
presented atatement showing liabilities of
$180,000 and assets, $280,000.
.The only embarrassment' was from a lack
of ready eash to meet notes, of which $12,000
have recently oome back unpaid, owing to'
tne iauureoi neayy creauore. it wui prob-
bly be decided Jo reorganise ilhe Gosapaay-
ad put it On a solid fisaawal bask. ' ' J
'- ". ' -" ;- a '",
CuIcuko's Three Big KolMng Hills Are Now
Under One Management New Coke
Fields InPonnsy I vaSa.Are to be.
Developed OtBerPlansi .
Chicago, May 2. The stockholders of.
!the North. Chicago Boiling Mill Company
and' of the Union Steel Company .to-day
consummated the deal whereby the two
companies are consolidated. The capital
stock of the new company was placed at
$25,000,000, and certificates to that, effect
were filed with the Recorder and in
the office of the Secretary of State1 at'
Springfield. It is believed'that at the di
rectors meeting, which was held immedi
ately after the stockholders meeting, that
officers of the new company were elected,
and that O. W. Potter was made President
und Henry A. Gray, formerly Secretary of
the Union. Steel Company, Secretary. The
o'fficers. however, deny that any election
took place. y
The new corporation has purchased the
entire' plant ot the Joliet Steel Company,
and the three great concerns will run here
after under one management, though it is
understood that each maintains its separate
Corporate existence. The new' corporation
the largest in. the State, but
its controlling lntfiTMt. -fire handled
by very few " men. It is also
believed thatso far as workingmen are con
cerned the change will be a great advantage,
the output being increased and more .mills
being in active operation., The Joliet works
were' started to-day after a long period of
idleness and the work" of ,the Union Com
pany will, .it is said, be now run at full
The South Chicago mills, because of their
improved machinery, will continue to man
ufacture steels rails while the othermill will
be devoted to other products. The North
Chicago Company controls large coke
fields in Pennsylvania which have
never been opened, and the Jol
iet Company has also operated
fields there which now will be' tributary to
the new company, and with its splendid fa
cilities for the mining and shipping of iron,
as well as for milling it, the new company,
it is held, should not only make a better but
a cheaper product than in the country.
A ji Desperate Gang of Foreign Laborers
-'Fired on by Constables Three of the
Men Wounded More Trouble
.;. Likely to Occur.
Beading, May 2. A volley of a dozen
or more rifle shots "was fired into a desperate
gang of foreign railroad laborers on strike
near Orwigsburg this afternoon. One Ital
ian was badly wounded and" two other;
slightly. All day long the rioters held high
carnival.' In fact, the trouble commenced
yesterday when the Hungarians and Ital
ians were refused an advance of wages from
$1 10 to. $1 25, as they bad demanded.
They were employed grading the new road
through the coal regions' from the Schuyl
kill to the Lehigh. Nearly 100 men on
Contractor Kern's section quit work, and,
armed with pickhandles.cart whips and
clubs, they marched out determined to com
pel every mn of the. 400 on the grade to
quit irork and join the strike.
Gaynor & Lee's men were first attacked
and driven into the ranks of the strikers.
The' rioters then marched to Contractor
Pickert'8 section. With a great noise they
rallied along the cut with a dozen stalwart
big-whiskered Italians leading. The strikers
.were warned off bv the boss in chartra - hut
TthVyJailed to heed. They were told" there
-were armed constables among the men. At
this the Italians attacked the boss with
clubs, and were about beating him to death
when the posse among Pickert's men seized
their Winchester rifles, hidden away in the
cut, and fired away.
The leader of the gang was the only man
shot at, the others having fired in the air.
lhe leader dropped, badly wounded. The.
others fell back, but the wounded man was
carried tothe shanties. "The Sheriff, with'
20 men, then arrived and arrested ten of the
ringleaders, which for a time quieted the
mob. At last accounts more trouble was
still feared.
He Disnppears and Leaves n Mnn-of-Wnr
( .Entirely Without Funds.
New Yoke, May 2. The United States
man-of-war Essex arrived in this port a
week ago last Wednesday after a three
years' cruise on the China station. Since
last Friday the officers and crew of the Essex
have been unable to do any celebrating Owing
to the disappearance of their paymaster, H.
B. Smith, who went ashore on Thursday
.afternoon. His leave was up Friday night
at 9 o'clock, bnt he did not return to
his ship, nor has anything been heard of
nim since Friday morning. Smith's clerk
savs the paymaster drew $1,200 from the
sub-Treasury "on Thursday, afternoon with
which to pay off some of the Essex's crew.
Thursday night Smith ..was at tbeGilsey
House, leaving his money in the hotel safe.
On Friday morning he drew the money
from the safe, and. a little later he was seen
with a man whom he introduced to a friend
as Mr. Ferguson.
About noon he left the hotel, and has not
been heard from since. Pay Agent Foster,
of Washington, has advertised for
him asT follows: Mr. Ferguson,
who was Been at the Gilsey House
on Thursday evening, April 25, with Pay
master Smith, is earnestly requested to send
his address at once to 346 Broadway, room
18. Smith's mother is in ' the city
and is greatly worried about her
son's disappearance. His wife is expected
to arrive from San Francisco to-day. On
board the Essex Smith's accounts are said
to be in excellent shape, and the impres
sion prevails that the missing paymaster
has been celebrating a little too ardentlv.
The case bas been reported to the depart
ment at Washington.
His Little Az Still Swinging Among Demo
cratic Postmnsterst
"Washington, May 2. Again Mr.
Clarks'oQ wielded. the executioner's ax alone
to-day, Mr, Wanamaker- not having re
turned from Centennial scenes. He decapi
tated 157 Democrats, and elevated as many
Republicans' to office. Twenty-eight were
appointed for Pennsylvania, as follows:
, Edward H. Stahl, Abbottstown: W. H. Glass,
AllensvillejJ. H. Jones, Amberson Valley: Q.
M. Smith, Beaver Springs; w. H.- Bordner,
Bethel; W.H. Tyson, Big Run; A.R,Cbap!n,
Brockwayville: Christopher Rose, Christy's
Park; J. B. Mlckley, Copley: Benjamin F. Pitts,
Grant; John Browor, Herndon; Benton W.
Camp, Herrick; Samuel Klingensmith, Bites;
Marcus Richard, Jacksvllle; F. P.; Beck, Low
hill; W. E, Dale. Madeira; Filmore F. Bnshcy,
Menallen; W.H. Stonebreaker, Mills Creek;
Benjamin Heflelflnger, MK Etna: Daniel K.
Ginger, Newbnrytownl Levi B. Oswald, New
Tripoli; W. F. House. Pleasantville; T. B.
Eckman, Riverside; H.U. Seldomridge. Routh
ville; W. B. Koontz, Seven Valley: L Stlgel
man, Bhlvesmantown; Daniel LKnox, Tio
nesta, and John irGrumm, Windsor.
A Suicide Because of Melancholia.
Boston. May 2. Paul A. Metcalf. need
'22, a native of Sandusky; O., where his
'll' - ' t .. J s
parents resiqe, commuted saiciae tms
morning in Somerville. He was found
lying in the yard in the
He had bew.sfisMsg fro)
' ' ,: .'' --' ' "
le rear of thehouse..
from aelanlielia.
ADnpiicate of Washington's Carriage
j&uii in on tne luuiiona
,i .-,
It Was Old Enough to Have Belonged, to the
First President, but
The F owell Family cf Philadelphia Wert Its Oriziaal
The New' York Centennial Committee
cither was imposed upon or imposedwill
f ully upon the people who witnessed the
civic parade. An old vehicle purporting to
be one of General Washington's own was a
fraud.. It was a duplicate of a Washington
coach, but never belonged to the first Presi
dent of the United States. Geqrge Wash
ington -once rode init, but never owned, it
Philadelphia, May 2. The hundreds
of thousands who witnessed the civic and,
industrial parade in 21 ew York, yesterday
cheered an old-time, yellow-painted coach
that occupied a conspicuous place in the
line. It had a high seat for the driver, and
in the rear a rumble for a liveried "tiger,"
just as many modern coaches have. It "was
claimed by the committee that it was the
old coach of General Washington,, aud to
add to the realism of the show, wax figures
of General Washington and Mrs. Washing
ton sat in the ancient vehicle.
But it was not "Waahlngtoa's coach at
all. The only connection between the coach
inline and the real Washington,, vehicle
was that the two were exactly similar, were
madebythe same man, and were imported
from England at the same time. In fact
the coach that the enthusiastic multitude
cheered in New York was the coach of the
old Powell family, of Philadelphia.
The Powell estate was located in West
Philadelphia. The old mansion made way
some years ago for the improvement along
Powelltoh avenue, and the estate was cut
up into building lots, on whichsow stand
new and handsome honses.
For many years there was stored in the
Dunlap carriage factory, on Fifth and'But
tonwood streets, an old chaise that popular
tradition declared to have been the property
of General George Washington. It was
painted yellow and lined with leather, and
curious relic hunters would constantly visit
it and cut strips from the cushions as keep-.
saces. jut. jonn nougnton, ot wanamaker
& Brown, .16 or 18 years ago conceived the
idea of using the carriage as an advertise
ment, and on the occasion of Washington's,
birthday ha hired it He secured the six
black horsy that hauled President Lincoln,
through tbo city, and with a band ahead,
drove in a public parade, distributing hand
During the Centennial year it was the in
tention. of the firm to purchase the coach
and have it suspended in the light well of
Oak Hall as an attraction for patriotic cus
tomers. The price set on' it by the gentle
man in whose possession it wasj.was$350
Borne-doubt had-beva cast-onrtftfgeiraftienejsN
of the:, relic. Tn pursuing inquiries Mr.
Houghton learned. that the carriage
The only surviving member of the family
who was in a position to throw light on the
truth or falsity of the claimi'was Mrs. Mary
Powell, then living in Newport, E. I. He
wrote to a friend in Newport and asked him
to see Mrs. Powell.
In a short time a long letter came to Mr.
Houghton from Mrs. Powell, which resulted
in breaking off all negotiations for the pur
chase of the alleged Washington coach.
Mrs. Powell in her letter, declares that the
chaise in question had never been the prop
erty of Washington. She said it was one
of Xwo that were imported from England be
fore the Revolutionary War. The maker
accompanied them, One of these vehicles
was for the Powell family and the other was,
for General Washington.
The Washingtons' coach, Mrs. Powell,
said, was taken to Virginia, and some years
after the death of the President, was broken
up. The spokes of the wheels and other
portions were distributed as relics among
the firstfamilies of "Virginia, and many of
them are prized to-day. The hammer cloth
was given to an Episcopal church jn Vlr
ginia.as au altar covering, and so far as
Mrs. Powell knew, was still used. As to
the Powell coach, the writer said that
the occasion being when he was conveyed
irom unnst unurcn to ine x-oweii mansion,
in West Philadelphia, where he dined.
When the family ceased to use the coach it
was stored in the Dunlap factory, and there
"There is no doubt," said Mr. Houghton
to-dav, "that it was the Powell coach that
was drawn in the parade in New York yes
terday. When I got the letter from Mrs.
Powell we abandoned our efiorts to. bny it
It was sold to an enterprising showman who
exhibited it as Washington's coach during
the Centennial, and photos of it were sold to
the curious at 25 cents each. I suppose it
remained idle until the New York commit
tee got hold of it and thought they had
made a big find.""
They Hold it Secret Convention to Forma
late a Plan of Procedure.
Bbazil, Ind., May 2. The block coal
miners of this district, 2,000 in number,
quit work to-day because of a disagreement
with the operators over a yearly scale rate.
A delegate meeting was held nere to-day
and the result has been -kept from the pub
lic. It is known, however, that the dele
gates entered the convention instructed to
refuse the operators' offer, with the excep
tion of the Nickel Plate, Chicago and
Jumbo mines. About one-third of the
block miners of the district work in these
mines, but' the yote instructing the dele
gates was very small and rather evenly
It is generally understood among the
"miners that a strike is. on. The operators
oiler 70 cents, but the miners have not yet
committed themselves to any price. Ofi
1,000 bituminous miners less than 100 are at
work, though their difference is within 2
cents of adjustment
The Stories of Rioting; .In Mexico Were
Decidedly Exaggerated.
City of Mexico, Mayl The dispatches
lent out from Texas purporting to give de
tails of the rioting at Siloa and Guanajuato
are gross exaggerations. The prefect of
Siloa- was assassinated yesterday and his
was the only life lost in the entire affair.
The authorities have restored order and to
day everything is quiet.
Not Even-Local Option In Michigan.
Lansing, May 2. The Senate to-day
passed' the capital punishment billand it;
now onlv require, the Governor's signature
to, become a law. The local option bill was
defeated. ,A
Nsgroes Who Took the Places of Strikers
v 'Attacked by the Old Men One of the
., j. Former Fired and Received
a Toller laRetnrn.
UltlOiHOWir, May 2.r-Since the'Stewart
Iron Company-locked out their employes at
their works, near here,- on; February 1, there
have' been several vain attempts made by
the men fo drive; away the new men the
company have had digging coal to supply
fuel for the boilers. Ten men are working
at present, among them two colored men
named John Williams and' Robert Jackson,
who live in Uniontown.
The men haye been considerably irritated
of late.because the company refuses to treat
with them in any- way, plainly showing
their determination to get rid of all the old
crowd of workmen who have kept up al
most continuous agitation and. trouble, and
they have apparently resolved to use des
perate efforts to, bring the company to terms.
When the two colored men were nearing
the works at daybreak this morning, on
their way to work, they .were assailed by 13
of the old workmen, in a piece of woods,
and, without any parleying were murderous
ly assaulted'with clubs and stones. Will
iams, who carried a revolver, shot at one
of.the assailants after receiving a blow from '
a eino, nut am not nit mm. lietore ne
conld fire again, one of his assailants shot
him, the ball making'a flesh wound in his
left arm. ,
The other man was. unarmed, and both. re
ceived severe wounds before they broke
away toward the works, followed by a part
ing volley from the woods. The colored
men recognized all their assailants, and
have issued warrants for their arrest The
colored men were not deterred by the as
sault" from doing, their day's work.
Washington Authorities Think Superintend
eat Malono Blast Carry Ont Contracts.
Washington; May 2. A letter has
been received at the office of the supervising
architect from W. J. Brennan, Esq., attor
ney for John Holland, stating that Super
intendent Malone is violating the contract
between M. A. McGowan, contractor
for the stone ' work of the build
ing, and Mr. Holland, who has
the contract for delivering stone from the
railroad to the Government" building. The
assumption is thatMr. Malone is so anxious
to supplant Democrats with Republicans
that he will not allow a little obstacle
like a contract to stand in the
way. Mr. Brennan stated in . his
letter that he believed the Government had
recognized the contract with Holland, and
inquiry by the correspondent Of xhe .dis
patch elicited the information that this is
the fact and the law clerk of the office 'gave
the opinion that Mr. Holland couldn't be
interfered with except by action of the
highest authorities ot the department
The law officer of the architect's office
also ventured the opinion that under the ar
rangement between Contractor McGowan
and the authorities' of the department, the
resident Superintendent could not remove
certain master workmen on the building,
and that Ginity, the dismissed rigger,
was one of these- Chief Clerk McLean said
that' while Mr: Malone had dismissed
Ginity his action had cot yet been approved,
and would not be, at least, not before the re
turn of Supervising Architect Windrim,
who has been absent for some days. The
chief clerk this afternoon ordered that in
quiry be made at once into, the Holland
Red Flags and Black Allovred No Placo
Daring the Centennial.
NewYokk, May 2. Adolph Kraemer
is a stout German upholsterer, and lives on
the fourth floor of 425 East One Hundred
and Seventh, street. He is a Socialist In
404 of the same street lives a friend of his,
Frank Howorka, a Bohemian, who works on
the Bobemiawpaper, Slat Lidu (The Voice
of the People). He also is a Socialist On
-Monday they stretched a line across
the street from Hraemer's rooms to the
house opposite, and on this threebig fla'fis
were fastened, The one in the middle was
an American flag, while on one side a black
and on the other a red one was floating in
the morning breeze. In the middle of the
fire escape was fastened a picture ot. the
seven Anarchists hanged at Chicago. On a
black field a white gallows conld be seen be
hind one of the window panes, while above
it were the words, "The 11th of November,
1887." A similar arrangement had been
put up at Hqworka's place, with the excep
tion of the three gigantic flags.
People gathered in-front of the two houses
and began hooting and yelling. Cries were
heard such as, "Te;r down those rags." In
the afternoon the police were notified. Two
detectives called' upon Mrs. Kraemer and
demanded the removal of the objectionable
draperies. The young woman would not
take them down. Violent demonstrations
were made by crowds of people around each
place that day and the next, until two de
tectives at one house and a number of
neighbors at the other forcibly entered and
removed the objectionable decorations.
One Canal Company nnd Two Churches
Aro Monrnlng Their Lost Boodle.
Sandwich, Mass., May 2. The com
munity here is considerably stirred up over
the mysterioas'disappea'ranceot Mr. Samuel
Fessenden, Treasurer of the Cape Cod
Company, who left town about two weeks"
ago, since which time nothing is' known'
here concerning his hereabouts. He was
also treasurer of the Unitarian Church,
and at the time he went away had- in his
possession all the funds belonging to the
Episcopal Church. ,
The money of tne uape god uanai Corn-
pany is all gone and a essenden has left be-,
bind him a large number of unpaid bills
and notes which are not provided for. Search
is now being made for him, but so far it has
been unsuccessful. His family has also dis
appeared mysteriously and no one here
knows where they are.
He Meant to Make No Attack Upon the
President or His Party.
New Yoek, May 2. In my address in
St Paul's Church, Bishop Potter said last
evening to a reporter of The Dispatch,
there was certainly on my part no intention of
Republican party, as certain public men
profess to believe. Some time hereafter, if
it should seem expedient, I will make such
explanation as may seem necessary over my
signature. I have not had time to read ail
the comments that have been made in the
newspapers-fh the' matter. That is all.
"As to the alleged rumor that I objected
to Archbishop Corrigan's taking part in the
proceedings and pronouncing the benedic
tion on Tuesday, it is all nonsense. Arch
bishop Corrigan aud I are on the best of
term's, and I esteem him highly.'
A Riot Feared.
F. L. Bobbins, proprietor' of the coal
mines at Willow Grove, on the
Panhandle road, yesterday asked Sheriff
McCandless to be at the works this morn
ing. The men are on a strike for the 74-oent
rate-for mining, and U is said that a riot
mar occur.'' Sheriff XcCaadleu says he
will go dewm; " I
THlDSPATCSof SoBdaywrit wftl eeetafe
the opening chapters -of A SEW stost from '
the. pen of Sidset Lusica, entitles "Mbia
jiosrnosis." It will he In the best style of.that
author faarNand original Tela of romantis.
, 'I'M RTrav n"Errrn.c- -;
v,. s.K "' w--;r ' ' i
HoriibIfcp-& Mes Practiced-ii.tlw,
ChifctfV ;-ne Asykm. '.T
The Terrible State-of if airs Discovered fcyl.
a Reporter,
That Caased Alleged: Experts to Eraacssea Him Vt '
terry Incurable.
The Coroner has commenced an investiga
tion into the case of Robert Burns, who was
killed. by ill treatment in the Chicago In
sane Asylum. The reporter who. discovered
the facts by feigning lunacy was on the
ground. He unfolded a tale of hideous aaet
revolting cruelty. When., the reporter's
friends secured his release from the asylum
the Superintendent and physicians declared
he was incurably insane.
Chicago, May 2. Coroner Hertx and
jury to-day began .an investigation, into tke-:
cause of death of Ro bert B urns, a patient ta .'
the insane asylum at Jefferson. Attendants. .
Richardson, Crogan and Pecha, who are.' '.
charged with beating him to death, were
present The dead man's widow and her .
brother testified .that Burns was in good,.
health when he was sent to the asylum, andU
that the only abrasion on his body was oa
one of his legs, which had been injured. .,
The most damaging testimony was that of -Charles
Beck, a reporter who successfully
played the insanity dodge and was admitted
to the asylum, where he was an eye-witness
to much of the brutal treatment which re
duced Burns in ten days from a strong man
to a complete physical wreck;, resulting is '
his death.
the host bevoltxng .csueltt.
The story was one of the most revolting -and
heartless cruelty. The witness. detailed
at great length the repeated acts of brutal
ity -which the three accused attendants in-,
Aided npon the unfortunate manv He de
clared that the patient was not unruly, but
seemed dazed and incapable of understand
ing what was wanted of him.
Reck said that npon their arrival at the .
asylum they were given cold baths, then he . '
and Burns were) left shivering in a coldj " -room
for 15 minutes, then after examination
by the doctors, the attendants took charge
of. them. Burns was ordered to sit on a
bench. He seemed not to understand and
did not do so, whereupon he. was violently
thrown down upon it '
Rising, in a dazed and helpless war, at-(
tendant Richardson kicked, him violently
in the abdomen. Burns again: arose and
tried to walk away, when Riehaxdsoa
caught him by the collar and threw, him to
the:floor. And so the brutality continued,
the three attendants, Richardson, Crogan
and Pecha, each taking part in it, kicking
the helpless lunatic in the side and stomach,
striking and cutting and bruising his face
with their fists.
.They undertook to dress his wounded. leg,
jerking him-about roughly and causing him
excruciating agony, meantime continuing
their blows. When this was done Crogaa
picked no one eJ Burns' shoes. ancLtakin?
.it hylnSTOer. beatthe'bnfotttfmtte patieet ;
over tne neaa witn tne heel ot it, cutting
great gashes and. covering the unfortunate
victim with his own blood.
By this time he was in a semi-comatose
condition and was fast losing consciousness.
He was then jerked ont of 'his seat.which
was covered with blood that had run down '
from his head. That night the witness and
Burns were put into the same cell. Burns
was ordered to remove his clothes, but sot
complying, was slapped and cuffed.
Finally the attendants stripped him, and J
fliim "Rlhai(lnn Vinlrail liim it. iha altjn '-J
men, knocking him across the cot At -
ftnntlipi- timA tliA wifnpoa ttid lift litmrA &a
sound of blows ia Burns' cell, and cries T
. Am Mm.. l.aiin o ........I vm?..... ..a A A -
UUUI JkJU.ua UUMUg oeci4 JiiiauK. Xlr-
tendants Schnllert Crogan and Richardson
were there. Then a mop and a pail of water
were brought, and the door was closed and
The attendants evidently came to the con
clusion that the witness was too inquisitive,
and he was removed to another part of the
bnilding. The reporter came out of the
asylum at the end of ten days. Burns was
then reduced to a skeleton, and was a sal
low, hollow-eyed idiot.
The reporter told how, when friesda
secured his release, Dr. Kiernan, the super
intendent of the asylnm, shoot his head
ominously and advised against it He de
clared the reporter to be incurably-insane;
that he knew this because he hadwatched
the case very closely. Dr. Schubert, of the
staff, concurred in this opinion. A recess
was then taken' by the Coroner.
I Superintendent- Kiernan, of the) insane
asylum, is having a troublous time as the
result of Robert Burn's' death there at the
hands of his attendants. He was summoned
to appear before the Coroner to testify in
the inquest He was also notified that the
grand jury would visit the asylnm this
afternoon, to look into the condition of
affairs there. He elected to remain at the'
asylum to meet the more angustbody.
Another Jealous Lover Shoots His Sweet- :
bran and Then Perforates HlatselC
Lexington, Kt., May 2. Last Biglit
Louis Morion and Miss Lizzie Hayes, both. -of
this place, attended a ball in Independ
ence Hall, this town. Morton objected to
Miss Hayes dancing; with his rival,
and she ignored his protest whereupon he
swore vengeance against both parties.' After '
the terpsichorean gayeties were at an ead
Morton, started to accompany his fickle
sweetheartto her borne, and while in the
street again upbraided her for her conduct
at the ball. It seems she was not in a very
repentant mood, and young Morton, mad
with jealousy and hatred, drew his pistol
and ere the unsuspecting maiden could di
vine his diabolical, purpose, fired three shots
at her one ball striking her in the breast,
Inflicting a probably fatal wound.
Thinking thct he had accomplished his
design the would-be murderer now turned
his deadly weapon against himself and a
lone shot terminated his guilty career:
About one year ago Morton made an bb- .
successful attempt to assassinate Redfora
Crabtree. because Crabtrre was trvimr to:
wean the affections of Miss Hayes from him."
TtiMV TTnlil a V.itr1v At f pniff-i! Had BrtHtast Ijte
" ,....., .,
Honse Warming.
New York, May 2. The "formal op-Jfg
Ine of the new and sumptuously appelate.- x
t.ma nf 41,- CnnfTiflvn f3,i..V If? fvtlfjt lUv - 1
... m ".'$
tooK place to-nignt. xnere was a gaa. Aj
banquet and reception, -a.il tne oouiaesi
people Ol proiuiueut, oiuoi uno nrc ji-rj
Centennial eeieorauon, were preseai, ia ad
dition to a long list of New York ofisJala
and prominent men. ' t
At the banonet at which the FresMeat'!
John C. Calhoun presided, the toast l'ht "
was entirely informal; Addresses'' were 'f
made by a number of Geverne-rs awl otlw, t" .
notables of the Seathera States, ike wlal." H
pal one being by Geveraer Serdw", irf Gw.V" "i
gia. . . . .
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