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THE PITTSBURG ; DISPATCH, SUNDAY,, MAT 5, 1889.
Judge "White Sustained by the
AYOTE OF 65 AGAINST 34
Defeats a Request for the Legislative
EARNEST MEETING OF LAWYERS.
Only One Attorney Fashes the Movement
to Indorse Shiras.
PROBABLE EFFECT OF THIS ACTIOS
"It effects nill be disastrous," said a
prominent attorney yesterday afternoon in
speaking about the meeting of the Alle
gheny County Bar Association "disastrous
to the plans of Judge White's enemies, I
mean," ne explained.
"The association refused point blank this
afternoon to ask that Judge White be in
vestigated," continued the gentleman.
"Therefore, when the State Legislature re
convenes on Monday morning it trill be
told that the impeachment resolutions
hare not got the indorsement ot
the local bar. In the statement
Hon. George Shiras III prepared for
the newspaper correspondents at HarriBburg
in defense of the impeachment resolutions
he distinctly said that his advisers in the
matter 'came from among the most reputa
ble members of the bar.' When the official
action of the bar is placed beside that state
ment, disinterested members of the House
of Representatives will draw their own con
clusions, and the result will be the defeat of
"It was openly hinted to-day that the in
troduction of this question in the Bar Asso
ciation (bjore it is officially on the Legis
lative record) was a bid for the indorse
ment of the Bar. And, of course, that in
dorsement, once secured, would have been a
powerful support to the Shiras resolution,
when the attempt is again made at Harris
burg to gt it passed. The failure to secure
the indorsement is just as powerful in its
HOW rr CAME TJP.
2Tot until to-morrow will the public be
able to know whether this prophecy is to be
fulfilled or not. But certainly the proceed
ings upon which it was based were of a re
markably significant character. About 130
attorneys attended the meeting of the Bar
Association in one of the courtrooms It
was a regular meeting, and the usual order
of business was not finished until 3 o'clock.
Then a motion was passed that the associa
tion go into an executive session. S. A.
McOlung, Chairman pro tern, requested all
persons not members of the association to
retire. As this request included young law
students, the press representatives had lots
of company in the exodus that followed.
Grave faces marked the assemblage. There
was a quiet air of earnestness apparent.
People looked around to see George Shiras
III, it having been rumored that he was to
be attendance. He was not there, how
ever, but-his younger brother, also an attor
I ey, representedtEe family.
Charles C. Dickey broke the ice by offer
ing the following laconic resolution:
Whebeas, There has been an attempt to in
troduce in the Pennsylvania House of Repre
sentatives resolutions containing charges
against Hon. J. W. F. White. Associate Judge
of Common Plsas Court No. 2, of Allegheny
county, and these resolutions having been
printed in full by the newspapers; therefore,
Resolved, That the Bar Association of Alle
gheny County request the General Assembly
to at once make a fall, free and impartial in
vestigation of these allegations, so that otir ju
diciary and administration shall not rest under
reproach or suspicion.
ME. DICKEY'S PLEA.
Gkneral Blakely very promptly moved to
lay the resolution on the table. This was
defeated by a viva voce vote, a strong
chorus of "noes!" voting. It was evident
that many friends of Judge White voted
against tabling the resolution in order to
keep the matter open for awhile, so as to
discuss it and get at the concensus of
Mr. Dickey then defended his resolution'
It was known that he is intimate with Hon'
George Shiras III and that in fact they
have their offices together. He was, there
fore, listened to attentively. Mr. Dickey
said that, inasmuch as imputations had
now been made in the most public manner
against Judge White and the management
oi our courts, it became the duty of the at
torneys to aid in a searching examination of
the charges, not on any personal grounds,
but as a matter of public necessity. He re
ferred to the purity of the administration of
laws, the sacredness with which the
Bench should be held high above suspicion,
and lawyers, as practitioners at the bar,
should be foremost in guarding that sacred
ness. The burden of his speech was that the
charges now having become public prop
erty, thev should be sifted, in justice to
both Judge White and the public.
Mr. Dickey's address, encroaching upon
such delicate ground, indicated good judg
ment and discretion. Judge White's friends
could take no offense whatever at it. There
were no other speeches in favor of the reso
lution, but Mr. Dickey's remarks were so
mild and even-tempered as to leave the
General Blakely and Thomas Patterson
were among the first speakers on the floor
against the resolution. The tenor of their
remarks was the same. They believed the
association had been asked in the wrong
way to take a hand in so serious a matter.
Such resolutions as referred to in Mr.
Dickey's preamble had not yet been intro
duced in the Legislature. Thev may be in
the pocket of a member ot the Legislature,
possibly; but practically the whole matter
was, in their estimation, only newspaper
talk. The Bar Association is not in the
habit of considering newspaper charges.
"At least, on one occasion it refused em
phatically to recognize newspsper charges
against one of its members, and why should
it make an exception in the case of a
judge?" was the query.
The speakers also held that there was too
much vagueness about the charges in Mr.
Shiras' paper to entitle tbem to serious
thought. Were specific charges made, then
there would be something tangible to work
upon; but the general character of the pro
posed legislative document rendered it in
definite. Jacob H. Miller, James H. Reed, W. K.
Jennings, George Elphinstone, Judge
Palmer, B. C. Christy. W. D. Moore, J.
M. Bailey and George Gordon all spoke
against Mr. Dickeys resolution. The
trend of their remarks was that any errors
Judge WJiite may have made in granting
and refusing licenses were not of that char
acter to render impeachment practicable or
just. Each speaker covered largely the
same ground as General Blakely in regard
to premature action, and vagueness of the
THE BESOLTTTIOK DEFEATED.
An hour had passed before the associa
tion was prepared to vote. Just as Chair-
man McOlung was about to put the ques-
tiononMr. Dickey's resolution, someone I
called for the ayes and nays. A roll call on
a motion in the Bar Association is a very
rare occurrence. As the members found
they were to be put on record, the situation
became quite impressive.
Presently Secretary E. Y. Breck an
nounced the result, as follows: 65 nays and
31 ayes. So the resolution fell. A number
of the attorneys present did not vote.
After the adjournment of the meeting, a
well-known young lawyer said to the re
porter: "If the truth were known, it would
be that two-thirds of the members present at
the meeting to-day are opposed to Judge
White. They want an investigation, but
ere opposed to the manner in which its
introduction here was brought about. The
demand for a roll-call on Mr. Dickey's mo
tion, for instance, caused 15 votes to be re
corded against the resolution, which would
have rone for it had the ballot been secret
The viva voce vote which defeated General
Blakely's motion to table the resolution
was an indication of this undercurrent in
AS XHE PEOPLE SAT.
An evening paper reports George Shiras
III as saying to one of the reporters yester
day: The prime object of my returning to the city
now is to see bow the people look upon the
movement with regard to having a committee
appointed to investigate Judge White's actions.
I want to do what is right, and, as I am a ser
vant of the people, intend to serve them not
only theoretically, but practically. The causes
which led me to prepare the resolution are al
ready known. I knew the sentiment of this
county, and felt that Judge White had carried
things vastly different from what was content-
Slated by the Brooks law when it was passed
y the Legislature. Aside from that I heard
what nearly everybody else beard concerning
the causes which influenced the Judge, and I
thought it was due both the Judge and the
community that the charges should be investi
gated. If the charges are proven false, all
neht If not, then Judge White should Buffer
the consequences. If, however. I see that the
people are not in favor of my resolutionsi shall
MARRIED 60 YEARS.
A Wedding: Anniversary at Freeport Yes
terday Which was Almost a Town Affair
Held Under Three Roofs.
A-wedding anniversary at Freeport yes
terday became a veritable town affair. That
was because of the popularity of the inter
ested couple, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Miller, He is better known in Freeport,
Tarentum and that end of the county as
"Uncle Benny." Both Mr. Miller and his
wife are hale and hearty in their green old
age. It was the sixtieth anniversary of
their marriage which they celebrated yes
terday. About 200 relatives and friends partici
pated in the festivities. In the morning
thev gathered at the home of the couple,
and congratulations on all hands melted
into blessings. Toward noon the entire
party adjourned to the Presbyterian Church,
where a magnificent dinner was served. Of
course this part of the programme was not
hurried, but when it was concluded, the
scene of exercises was again transferred,
this time to the Methodist Church.
Here the townspeople turned out in large
numbers, there also being representatives
from the city and other towns in attendance.
Songs by the young people, and speeches by
the older ones, put in the afternoon. Among
those who spoke were Bev. Wright, of the
M. E. Church; Bev. Thompson, ot the Pres
byterian Church: Bev. Hilpatrick, the TJ.
P. minister; Bev. McCall, ot Kittanning;
Bev. Boss, also of Kittanning; Mr. Brown;
K. S. P. McCall, of Tarentum; Major J.
Beales, G. Hemphill and Judge Weir, of
Butler county. "Uncle Ben" himself de
livered a short address. These addresses
brought in many reminiscenses. It was a
most interesting afternoon. The assem
blage parted singing, "God Be "With You
Until We Meet Again."
KEPT IT QUIET.
Thomas Crehan U Charged With Stabbing
Frank Boden In the bide.
Thomas Crehan was arrested at the Penn
sylvania Tube Works yesterday charged
with cutting Prank Boden lastTuesday
night. Crehan could not be iound the
morning after the affair, so the police kept
it secret until he was apprehended. The
circumstances were about as follows:
Crehan, Robert Matthews and John As
kins, all residents of the Eleventh ward,
were passing np Wylie avenne about mid
night of the day mentioned, and at the cor
ner of Roberts street were joined by Boden.
Crehan and Boden got into a dispute which
ended bv Crehan plunging a kniie
into Boden's right side, pene
trating the lung. Boden was able
to walk home, and as the wound bled
but little, he went to bed without saying
anything to his family about it. The next
morning he was found lying unconscious by
his brother, who called in Dr. Irvin, and
the latter said the wound might have a
fatal termination. Boden then communi
cated the facts to Inspector McAleese, but
Crehan could not be found.
Yesterday being pay day at the tube
works, and Crehan having some wages due,
the Inspector sent Detective Fitzgerald to
watch tor Crehan when he came to collect
his pay. Crehan slioped up to the office
about 2 o'clock, and as bis envelope was
handed out to him the detective's hand was
laid upon his shoulder. He was taken to
Central station and will be held pending
the result of Boden's injuries. Boden's
condition has been improving since yester
day morning, but he is not yet out of dan
ger. THE COMHAKDERS WIDOWS.
Mr. Gen. Sweitzer nnd Mr. Col. Hall In
vited to Go to Gettysburg.
The Sixty-second Begiment Association
met in the City Assessor's office last night,
Comrade W. A. Patterson presiding. The
Music Committee reported adversely on the
matter of taking a band to Gettysburg on
Pennsylvania Day (May 22), and the report
A badge similar to the First Division,
Fifth Corps, badge, consisting of a white
silk ribbon and red Maltese cross, was
adopted. It was decided that the widows of
General Sweitzer, and Colonel James C.
Hull, of this regiment, be invited to accom
pany it to Gettysburg. The meeting was
adjourned until next Saturday night.
The Sixty-second will carry to Gettysburg
on this trip the brigade flag carried by Gen
eral Sweitzer during the war.
MAJOR HARPER'S ILLNESS.
Well-Known Veteran Lying
Afflicted With Malarial Fever.
' A report was circulated yesterday after
noon that Major Samuel Harper, of ML
Washington, was at the point of death; but
Frank Smith, Esq., stated that he had left
the Major's bedside a few hours previously,
and that his condition is no worse than it
had been at any other time since he became
ilL Major Harper is suffering from malarial
THE! MAKE SELECTION.
Blnch-DIscnssrd Clubhouse for
Lotas Materializes at Last.
The Lotos Club purchased the three-story
house, No. 1920 Carson street, yesterday, for
$11,500. The building containslS rooms,
and they will be refurnished and re
modeled. The reception rooms will be on
the second floor; the third floor will be re
served for billiard and assembly rooms.
Three Lefl-IIanded Drivers Pined.
John Schwartz, Alexander George and
Thad. Strucke were fined $3 and costs each
bv Alderman Doughty last night on a
charge ot turning their teams to the wrong
side ot the road. The special officer of the
Pittsburg Traction Company preferred the
Db. B. M. Haotta. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. - e&sa-
ONE ENORMOUS RUSH.
Tho Saloons We're Hardly Able to
Snpply the Demand for Drinks.
ENDLESS PROCESSIONS OP THIRSTY
To Find a Tavern it Was Only Necessary to
Follow the Crowds.
THE BARKEEPERS TOO BUST TO TALE
"Oh, don't ask me any questions. I have
hardly got time to allow my blood to circu
late," said a Hill bartender last night, as
he hustled around and tried to answer the
calls of the thirsty citizens for beer. There
were two counters in the room and
behind each stood two bartenders.
On all sides could be heard
"Five beers here!" "Say, Petey, them's
my beers you've got I" "Do you suppose
I'm going to let my tongue bang out all
night waiting for booze?" "I've been stand
ing here 15 minutes trying to get waited on,
and if that bartender don't sling them beers
livelier, I'll get the court to revoke his li
cense!" "At this rate it would take me a
week to get a decent-sized jag on," etc., etc.
It was the boozers "Saturday' night," and
the first since the new regime of 93 saloons
for over 250,000 people was put into effect.
If the License Court had been in the city,
and taken the trouble to walk-about and see
the way the saloons were crowded, opinion
of the adulterated (?) Pittsburg beer, or at
least of how drinkers regarded it, might
have changed. It seemed in some saloons
that when a man got up to the bar
AFTEB FIGHTING HIS "WAT
through a bowling mob, he would anchor
there and drink his fill before giving way
to some other citizen who was athirst At
every saloon there was an unusual sign of
activity just before midnight. At Matt
Weiss', James Piatt's, Johny Etroup's,
William Wright's, J. K. Durr's, Euppel's
and the Central Hotel the bartenders
could not half wait upon the people.
Each place had four or five bartenders,
and the individual who got waited upon
without much trouble counted himself a
lucky mortal. At Durr's place the crowd
went in the Iront door on Market street, and
passed out the side door on Fourth avenue.
There was an endless procession of beer
loving citizens passing in and out all the
time. JS early every place bad a po
liceman in front of it, land, in some
cases the officers had to use harsh language
to make the men move along. Most of the
down-town places closed about 11:15, and by
12 o'clock the crowds were out. At New
ell's the bartenders continued to sell until
neaily 12 o'clock, because they had to.
Up on the Hill the rush was terrible. At
George Pitfield's, corner of Wylie avenue
and Tunnel street, there were four bar
tenders. The place was crowded with men
all evening, and a sable policeman at the
door had his hands full shoving the people
away. At Councilman O'Neil's place,
on Uixth avenue, and Duffy's Hotel,
on Webster street, the growls coming
through the open doors indicated that they
were not all getting waited upon fast
enough. The proprietors of both of these
saloons applied for a police officer, hut on
account ot the
SCABCITY OP PATROLMEN,
they could not get them. Several beats in
the city were said to have been left uncov
ered to supply the demand for policemen in
front of saloons.
Had it been a warm night, there would, in
all probability, have been a beer riot; but,
notwithstanding the great rush, the police de
partment reported a very quiet night. Tne
officers of the First district had less to do in
the way of arrests than than they had had
on Saturday night for months before. At
midnight the Central station record showed
onlv four common drunks and one disor
Out Penn avenue and over on the South
side the rush was greater than in ' the heart
of the city. Over in Allegheny wherever
there was a saloon doing business it was
only necessary to follow the crowd to find
it. There was little disorder, however, aB
the special officers promptly squelched any
indications of trouble.
Captain J. A. A. Brown, clerk in the
Building Inspector's office, reports having
issued permits last week for the enlarge
ment of five saloons, one on Fifth avenue,
one on Second avenue, one on Seventh ave
nue and two on Penn avenue.
The following special on a like topic was
received last night from Steubenville:
Pittsburg's agency of the Joseph Schlitx
Brewing Company have leased property here
lor storenouse ana a coining estamisnment.
Representatives from the fillip
pany, of Milwaukee, the Anheuser-Busch
Company, of St. Louis, and certain New York
beer houses are here to-night, seeking the
establishment of agencies and shipping facili
ties from which to sapply Pittsburg and other
A GAS COMPANX FORMED
To Put Down Wells of Promise In the Jacobs
Captain Sam Brown and his brother
Harry, of this city, E. I. Taylor, of Mc
Keesport, L B. Loughrey, James Cochran,
P. G. and John Kewmeyer and James Ir
win have formed a company to develop gas
territory in the Jacobs Creek regions.
They have 50,000 acres of ground com
mencing at Jacobs creek, extending along
Badstone creek, along the Youghiogheny
river "into Fayette county. They will at
once put down three test wells one on
the Youghiogheny, one In Bedstone
and one in the Jacobs creek
territory. One mile from the point in the
Bedstone where they will put down a well
is a well that was put down a year ago
which had, when bought in, 500
pounds pressure to the minute. This
has increased right along, and the well
has 850 pounds pressure to-day.
The company will be known as the Virgin
Bun Fuel Company, and will operate under
a capital ol 510,000. Its charter will be
granted on the 21th instant. Should it se
cure gas as expected, the company will in
crease its capital, put down more wells and
will pipe the gas to points where sale for it
is found. The Philadelphia Gas Company
and also the National Transportation Com
pany have a great deal of territory in the
vicinity above mentioned.
A LIVELY 8TBUGGLE.
An Italian Jnmps In the River and Cms an
Officer, bat Was Caught.
The wife of Stanislaus Ciseliski made a
charge of assault and battery against him.
Officer McLauglin was sent to arrest him,
and found him on Seventeenth street.
Stanislaus broke away from the officer and
started for the river.
He jumped in and so did McLauglin.
The latter caught him 10 yards from the
shore, when the Italian pulled out a knife
and cnt the officer on the hand. Some mill
hands went to the rescue in a boat, and
Stanislaus is now in jail.
Jnst as Big an Alarm, Though.
An alarm ot fire was sent in from box 157
last evening at 7 o'clock for a small fire in a
house at the bead of South Twenty-ninth
street, occupied by John Haley. There was
The Governor's Appointee.
'Squire D. J, McGary will open up his
new office at 1801 Carson street to-morrow..
Good News for the Afflicted.
The many wonderful cures made by Dr.
TJrann, of Cleveland, O., by hi peculiar
treatment, astonishing eyerybody. Invalids
are flocking to him from' every direction.
Seldom a week passes without some wonder
ful core being reported.
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THROUGH TO FORBES STREET.
An Ordinance locating That Thoroughfare
From Diamond Street to Its Western
End Other Streets to be Opened.
The Committee on Sewers met yesterday
afternoon in Select Council chamber. An
ordinance locating Forbes street from Dia
mond street to Boyd street, to be 60 feet wide,
was opposed by Mr. Uesbitt jjtil the com
mittee went personally and examined the
ground. He thought the opening -up of a
street through that part of the city was a big
thing, and should not be acted upon until it
was shown there was a necessity for it. One
member of the committee sarcastically said
the only reason for opening the street was to
make a driveway from Diamond street to
connect with Forbes. Dr. Evans moved that
the ordinance be affirmatively recom
mended. He said there was no use wasting
time viewing the property. The City En
gineer bad done that and recommended the
plan. The motion prevailed.
The ordinance re-establishing the grade
of Colwell street, from Dinwiddle to
Jnmonville streets, was negatively recom
mended, there being a heavy remonstrance
The following ordinances ' were affirma
tively recommended : Establishing the grade
ot liose street, from JJeviIliers to Kirk
patrick streets; relocating Lowry street,
from Second avenue to the Monongahela
river; establishing the grade of Heman
street, from Addison to Kirkpatrick streets;
etbtiblishing the grade of Virginia avenue,
from Wyoming avenue to La Belle street;
vacating a ten-foot alley in the McKenna
& McDowell plan, Twenty-third ward;
locating Tnnstail street, from Greenfield
avenne to Alvin street; locating Alvin
street, from Tunstall street to Yoder's line;
locating Montezuma street, from Apple
street to Park avenue; vacating Liyeray,
alley, from Beatty street to an alley; estab
lishing the grade of Addison street, Irom
Center avenne to Buch street; relocating
Sylvan avenue, from a point 200 feet east
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 400 feet
eastwardlv; repealing an ordinance locating
Emil street, Twentieth ward; locating
Wallingford street, from Craig to Belle
field streets; vacating Wandless street, from
Wylie to Webster avenues.
A Well-Kaown Clergyman Addreisea the
At the meeting of the Allegheny County
Bar Association yesterday afternoon Bev.
B. F. Woodburn, D. D., delivered an ad
dress on "Legal Ideas." Among other
things, Dr. Woodburn said there never was
such a revolution of thought as in the past
60 years. It is almost impossible for a man
who thinks at all to keep pace with the
march of science, art, literature and govern
ment. There is nothing more important to
a man than to have a dear idea ot things.
"Purity in the ad ministration of the law."
said Dr. Woodburn, "is one of the safe
guards of the law. This is a temple of
justice. The ntmost sanctity is attached to
the proceedings within these walls. Every
work intended to secure justice and right
should be sacred."
The following new members were elected:
John M. Bourke, James H. Harrison, J.
Boyd Duff, William E. Wise, H. B. Bruno
and B. W. Cummins. Messsrs. F. H.
Guffy, W. P. Schell, Jr., B. Q. Ewing, E.
F. Rogers, Charles A. Sullivan, Thomas M.
Marshall, H. S. Craig, B. A. Kennedy, A.
H. Mercer, William M. McElroy, H. B.
Ewing, F. F. Sneathen, George B. Law
rence, F. O. Miller, J. W. Prescott, John
Ewing Speer and Joseph Stadfield, were
proposed ior membership.
A B0UTHSIDE SAID.
Only Three Oat of a Possible Dozen or More
Shortly after II o'clock last night Lieu
tenant Booker and Officers Johnston, Dow
ney and Zoog raided the house of "Pan
handle Lizzie," at the 'foot -of South First
street, and arrested three people. There
were several others in the house, but they
heard the police coming, and escaped.
Those arrested were locked up in the
Thirty-sixth ward station house, where tbey
fuve the names of Lizzie and Mollis Mc
llhaney and William Johnston. The
women were both drunk, and gave the
police a great deal of trouble.
THE ENGLISH ENGINE N. 6.
It Starts Too Slowly to Pall Local Trains
That Mast Make Time.
After a thorough trial of the English
engine "Dreadnaught," the officials ot the
Pennsylvania road are about convinced that
the engine won't do for the Pittsburg divi
sion. It is a failure in pulling local trains
because it starts too Blow.
Many of the Pennsylvania engines often
make as high as 70 miles an hour, but the
speed is considered to high for sa ety, and
engineers are forbidden to make the run be
tween this city and Altoona in less than 2
hours and 50 minutes.
EXPECTING A PINE DISPLAY.
Arrangements for the soathstde Turnout on
r Memorial Dnv.
The committee of J. W. Patterson Post
No. 151, G. A. B., on Memorial Day, on
the Soutbside, have about completed ar
rangements for that day. They have charge
of the services in all the cemeteries on the
Company F, Eighteenth Begiment, the
Washington Infantry and several councils
of the American Mechanics will turn out,
and a fine display is expected.
All for That. Blessed Baby.
To-morrow morning at 9 o ciock we com
mence a 10-day reduction sale of infants'
wear. Mother Hubbard cloaks, embroid
ered top and bottom, during this sale at
$1 75, regular price, $3. Nice oloaks, 99c,
51 25, $2 to $10. Cambric slips, 15c, 19c,
25c to $1. Fine robes, 75c to $6. Cambric
chemises, 10c, worth 20c. Cambric and em
broidered flannel skirts, 35c to $3. Zephyr
sacks, chemises and bands, 25c up. Bootees,
9c. Mull embroidered bonnets, 5c to $1;
cashmere and silk bonnets, 49c, worth 75c.
Bibs, 3c up. Bubber diapers, 15c. We
have just opened a new line of children's
dresses in calico, gingham and seersucker,
all sizes, from 8o to S3. White cambric
dresses, 2 to 16 years, 15o to $5. Ladies'
calico wrappers, 50 to $1. Fine batiste
wrappers, 51 75 tip. Jerseys, 60e to $5.
Corsets, 19c to 53. Cambrio nurse aprons,
10c Pink, blue and cream jersey ribbed vests,
15c. Blouse waists, 575 to 53. Eegular 51
kid gloves, 50c Boy's calico waists, 15o.
Star Iaundried waists, 69c, worth 51. Our
double reinforced gents' unlaundried shirts,
plaited bosomr 48c; beats them all. Demet
flannel shirts, 49c, worth 75c. Louis Bog
aliner's Busy Bee Hive, cor Sixth and Lib
erty. Smyrna, Bags Cheaper Than Ever Offered In
The special sale of 20,000 Smvrna rugs
wilLcontinue during the poming week. We
have four sizes, commencing at 52 and run
ning to ?7 50 each each size 33 per cent
lower than market price.
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
A Quiet Little Chat.
A short distance from the postoffice cor
ner two gentlemen were seen conversing in
a quiet way in regard to the elegant manner
in which Dickson, the tailor, 65 Fi.th ave
nue, corner Wood street, second floor, reno
vates, repairs and alters gentlemen's wear
ing apparel. Don't forget Dickson. Tele
Best Velvet Carpets as Cheap as Ingrains.
The special offering of 10,000 yards best
velvet carpets at 51 per yard f sold at 51 50
everywhere) will continue during the com
ing week. Borders to-match all patterns.
627 ad 699 Pena avenue.
ALMOST A VICTORY..
President Conway Believes the Min
ers Will Get Their Demands.
OVER 2,200 DIGGERS ARE AT WORK.
The Trades Council to Ascertain Who Re
ported Those Mowers.
NO TE0UBLE AT DUQUESNE IB8TERDAI
The strike of the railroad coal miners in
Western Pennsylvania is practically won,
President Conway says. There are 2,200
men at work at the advance and 4,000 are
now idle None are working at the reduced
rates exoept those at the Nickel Plate mines
at McDonald station, on the Panhandle
road, 250 in number. t
President Conway, whose headquarters
are in this city at present, last night re
ceived a telegram irom the men to the effect
that tney would be on a strike to-morrow,
and asking bim to explain the situation to
the men at a meeting to be held there on
An important letter was written yester
day by John Flannery, the leader of the K.
of L. miners, and given to President Con
way to be presented to the miners at Im
perial. The letter shows that the K. of L.
leaders agree with the N. P. 17. that the
74-cent rate can be paid, and that a de
terminedgstand should be made for it.
SUFFICIENT TO SHOW
that there is no trouble between the two
rival miners' organization on prices. The
letter is as follows:
To the Miners pf Imperial, Pa.:
Gentlemen At a convention of delegates
of railroad miners, held in this city on April 30.
a resolution was adopted to demand a 74-cent
per ton rate for the year beginning May 1 Inst.
The vote on that resolution was 30 for and 2
against. In many parts of this (railroad) dis
trict the K. of L. and N. P. U. miners have
nnited with their fellow craftsmen to enforce
this scale, I do not know for a certainty what
the prospect for success is, but I am positive
that if the men who are on a strike win, it will
be by the men who are working at the reduced
rate demanding and standing for the 74 cents
with them. Respectfully,
Mr. Conway will take this letter and read
it at a meeting of the miners at Imperial to
morrow evening, and will then explain the
situation to them. In conversation on the
subject last night, Mr. Conway said that
evidently one of the delegates to the recent
convention irom that section misrepresented
the matter, but that everything will be
straightened out at the meeting to-morrow.
HE IS WELL PLEASED.
Mr. Conway says that he is very well
pleased with the situation, and believes that
all the mines will be at work at the 74-cent
rate in a fev days.
In speaking of the rates being offered by
the operators, 71 i cents per ton iot the
summer months and 76 for the winter, he
said that a straight 74 cent rate for the year
was better, as four-filths of the coal mined
in a year is mined in the summer months.
W. L. Scott, who refused last year to pay
the 79 cent rate, is one of the operators now
paying the price demanded. Vice Presi
dent Davis, of the National Progressive
Union, said last night: "Scott is paying
the price here, but refuses to pay it at his
mines in Northern Illinois, where he has
offered 10 cents a ton reduction in the price
for mining. It looks as though he is trying
to use his men here to club those employed
at his Northern Illinois mines. I believe
the strike in Western Pennsylvania will be
won by the miners in a very short time."
ONE LOCAL FIBM'S OUTLOOK.
The following telegram on the mining
situation was received last night:
The miners at the Duauesne Coal Works at
Muckelrat held a meeting to-day and decided
to demand the district price. Three hundred
men and boys are out. During the last three
years the miners at 'these works have
been working i, cent per bushel
under the district price. Notwithstanding the
concession, which wis made on the part of the
miners to allow the mines to be operated stead
ier, tbey did not secure work more than one
Mr. J. B. Corey, who operates these works, in
speakinc of the strike to-day. said: "The
miners are strikine against a further reduction
in their wages. It might almost be said they
are striking for the right to live, or for living
wages. The price of mining with the amount
of work to be done does not afford the miners
a decont living, and they think a strike will
help tbem. Our mines are not as favorably lo
cated as many others, and the coal is so far to
haul, entailing extra cost, that we were obliged
to keep our miners working below the district
price. The demand for coal is so poor and the
competition so great that we baveiot been abto
to give our men more than would afford tbem
a decent living. Another thing, we cannot
compete with the operator who has a pluck-mo
store. The man who pays in store goods only
pays about 50 per cent of what be agrees to. If
74 cents is the district price, about 40 centals
what the miner gets. The operator who has a
pluck-me store is running two businesses, and
if the miner got 4 cents a bushel it would not
afford them a decent living."
ONLY A PEW BAILS HADE.
The Situation at Daqapsne Seems to be En
eonraglna; for Strikers.
There are no startling features in the
strike at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel
Company's works, atDuquesne, except that
some rails were made yesterday. Chief
Clerk Gray is quoted as saying that there
are from 75 to 100, men at work in the mill.
There are about 110 cars in the yard, and
about 65 of these are loaded with pig metal.
The lollowing anonymous letter is alleged
to have been received by all the members
of the firm:
There is a rumor going around this place
that vou are trying to get men to fill the places
of strikers at the steel works, and you are to
receive a large sum of money if succeed in
breaking the strike. Now let the writer give
you fair warning. You had better let up on
this business at once, or you will get youself
into trouble, and I advise you not to corue to
Duquesne any more, unless you give up this job
of working for the steel company. The strikers
are out for good, living wages, and we will not
have anv of jour stamp lnterferingwith them.
MAT 3, 1889.
About 15 Italians and Hungarians went
out to the works yesterday, and A. P.
Geisler, the employment agent, has been
advised to stop bringing men to the works,
and it is believed the advice has been taken
"Everything last night seemed to be very
encouraging for the strikers.
NOT AMINE OP GOLD.
Green Condemns tho Tank System of
Making: Window Glass.
Dr. G. G. Green, ot Woodbury, N. J.,
the patent medicine man, passed through
the city last night going home in his private
car. He spent the winter with his family
in Southern California. .
He reports that the gold mine near San
Diego has not panned out to any great ex
tent, and the people are turning away dis
gusted. The doctor bought a railroad out
there, and is also interested in the window
Speaking of the tank system or making
glass, he said he never knew the plan to
work well, and that invariably the ma
chinery is out of order. He doesn't think
the tank is a success, for the reason that it is
easily burned out.
THE C0PPEE COKE 0FENS.
Tbev Are to be Brooaht Right Over From
Europe on 950,000 Capital.
Mr. C. B, Vaughan will sail from New
York next Saturday by the Umbrla to com
plete arrangements for introducing 'the
Coppee coke ovens and coal washing ma
chines which have been so remarkably suc
cessful in Europe into America. A cash
capital ot (50,000 will be invested here in
Pittsburg with which to begin business.
The Central Trades Council Will lacafre
Into the Importation of Those Blowers,
and Some Prosecutions Hay Follow.
There was an unusually large attendance
at the meeting of the Trades Council when
President Evans called it to order last night.
One of the first things taken up was the
trouble over the foreign glass blowers. The
Executive Board, in its report, said that a
letter had been received nnder date of April
29 from Secretary Cake, of the Window
Glass Workers Association, stating that
President Campbell was away, and that for
this reason the board decided io wait his re
turn before proceeding with the investiga
John M. Kelly arose and presented a
communication from Secretary Cake, which
was published in this paper, stating on
what terms his association would agree to
go into an investigation. The Council took
up the communication at once The first
proposition was that the investigation be
held at the office of L. A. 300. This was
not agreed to.
The second proposition was that the hear
ings be open and the reporters of the daily
papers be present. This was amended to
read that they would be open to union men.
The third proposition was that the wit
nesses be sworn. This was agreed to.
The fourth proposition provided for a
court, two of whose members were to be
chosen by the Executive Board of the Trades
Council; two by L. A. 300, and these
four to chose the fifth. This was amended
to read the Executive Board constitute the
The fifth proposition was that in case any
officer of L. A, 300 is found to have violated
the law, legal proceedings will be entered,
and, if not found guilty, public retraction
of the charges entered will be made. This
last sentence was changed to "make public
announcement of the fact," on the ground
that the Council had not entered any
charges. Secretary Warde was instructed
to send word of the action taken.
The Executive Board recommended that
a committee be sent to see W. McClurg and
ask him to employ none but union men.
Tnis was agreed to. It also recommended
that a committee be sent to the Carnegie Li
brary and the contractors be asked to dis
charge all non-union men, which was
ordered. The hod carriers had asked ior
aid in this matter.
A petition was presented from the Bakers'
Assembly in relation to the trouble with
S. S. Marvin & Co. The council approved
the strike, asked other trades' bodies to do
the same, and declared the product of the
The committee appointed to wait on the
Bijou Theater management reported that
two non-unionists had been discharged and
assurance given that the orchestra would be
kept as a union body.
A Ietler was received from Beading, Pa.,
indorsing the idea of a State Trades Coun
cil. A committee was appointed to take
charge of the matter and formulate a plan
for the formation of the council.
Michael Cunningham, of Tube Workers'
L. A. 6332, and James Grogans, of the Na
tional Hod Carriers' Union, presentedjtbeir
credentials and were admitted as delegates.
Those Working: for Non-Union Contractors
Mny Go to Work To-Morrow.
The stonemasons who are now on strike
held a large and enthnsiastic meeting last
night in the Hiberian Hall on Wylie ave
nue. A number of speeches were made,
and a resolution passed reiterating their de
mands, and deciding to stand out until the
contractors granted them. There was not one
man at the meetine who wanted to go to
work at the terms first proposed by the em
ployers. A resolution was adopted to have walking
delegates out on the lookout for anything
that might occur, detrimental to the inter
ests of the masons. At some places it is
feared that the stone cutters will consent to
set the stone in position, which they have
horetofore refused to do.
A resolution was also passed thanking the
cutters for refusing to set the stone.
Another meeting will be held to-morrow
morning, when a number of propositions
from contractors who are in the Stone Con
tractors' Association will be considered.
These contractors have agreed to pay what
is demanded by the masons, it the nmon
allows their men to (jo to wore. The jour
neymen's association has adhered to the
"all win or die together" policy. They will
not allow one set of men to return to work
until they all go back at the same time.
About half the employers have signed the
scale. At the meeting to-morroT it is very
likely that those who can get the 40 cents
will be allowed to return to work; and, in
deed, all may be back at work by Tuesday.
There are nearly 600 men out altogether,
and the spring building is being delayed in
A BIG GLASS W0KK8
Will likely be Bnllt Shortly by the Citizens
The following telegram was received last
night from Somerset, this State:
A large assemblage of the prominent and
representative citizens of Somerset met at
the Opera House last night to discuss the feasi
bility of organlz'ng a company to build and
operate a large glass works plant at this place.
Hon. Isaac Hugus was elected President and
Mr. Charles H. Fisber, Secretary of the meet
ing. After it had been unquestionably demon
strated that richt at the doors of this town
large quantities of the best kinds of sand,
fire clay, lumber and other raw materials lie
waiting development, and that it was
entirely feasible to operate glass works
here to a large profit, a commit
tee, composed of Valentine Hay, Esq.,
Jndge Vf. L. Baer, John H. Uhl. Esq , George
R. Scull, Esq.. and Hon. W. H. Knontz, was
appointed to draft a preliminary article of as
sociation and take such other steps in tho in
terest of the schemo as might be advisable.
Speeches were made an the subject bv Mr.
Charles H. Fibber, 3 ndge Baer, Isaac Jones,
Dr. Henry Brubaker and C. J. Harrison. The
committee will report at another meeting to be
held on Monday evening.
THOSE LIBELOUS CARDS.
Were Tbey Issned to Injure or Aid Presi
dent James Campbell f
Secretary Cake, of the Window Glass
Workers' Association, was seen yesterday
regarding the cards that are being circulated
to the effect that he and President Campbell
are prepared to furnish non-union foreign
workmen. He declined to talk on the sub
ject, bnt seemed to treat the matter as a
joke. "Wait for a few days," said he, "and
you will hear something drop. I will not
speak on the matter until some future
It was reported by their very fewenemies
yesterday that the cards were printed by
Messrs. Cake and Campbell, and are being
circulated to influence public sentiment in
their favor. Mr. Cake Baid it was too ridic
ulous to deny.
President Campbell is absent from the
city and will not return until next Sunday.
DEPDT1ES FOR IMPERIAL.
The Sheriff-Is Called Upon and -Makes His
An application was made to Sheriff Mc
Candless yesterday for men to guard the
works Of the Imperial Coal Company in the
mines at Imperial and Beech Creek. The
request was made by Messrs. Bogers & Mc
Crearyr attorneys for the company.
It was stated that the men who are on a
strike have been threatening and acting'
in an ominous manner, and it was desired to
forestall any trouble that might occur.
Four deputies were dispatched to the
It was reported to the Sheriff that all is
quiet at the Willow Grove mines.
I-SON OF THIS' CUT.
A. Thorough. Introduction to the ffew
WHO COULD DICTATE, IP HE CHOSE.
Nicety and Earity of His Underground
Work Among the Gases,
HUNG WIEES ONLINE A POLITICUB'S
An advertisement in Tun Dispatch
recently brought to light a new class ot
craftsmen who have sprung np all over the
country within the past six or seven years.
The same class of craftsmen bid fair to be
come scientific artisans, in their line, on ac
count of the different elements of practical
and theoretical scientific knowledge neces
sary in the business.
The class spoken of are known as "electri
cal" or "special" plumbers. Their duties
are to weld the joints of subway cables, and
to do this successfully they must not only
be first-class plumbers, but intelligent work
men, who can learn something about elec
tricity and the necessity pf perfect insula
tion of circuits. Pew people who have
watched the placing of underground cables
can appreciate the important part the elec
trical plumber plays in the matter. Each
year he becomes better known, and, It is
safe to say, he will continue to grow,
numerically and in wealth.
The. common ordinary house plumber is
now by reason of his charges, the monarch
of all he surveys. What will he do when
he becomes an electrical plumber? Some
say the following may be a standing ques
tion for debate in literary societies: "Is it
better to own a saloon in Pittsburg under
the Brooks law, or to be an electrical
plumber?" People who have built houses,
and who cannot "buck against a mountain
of convictions," will then take the plumber
side of the question.
"WHO AND "WHAT 1HET ABE.
In a talk with Mr. E. G. Acheson, the
electtician ot the Standard Underground
Cable Company, yesterday, it was ascer
tained that there are less than 100 electrical
plumbers in the country, but they are iu
creasing with the demand. The resent
action of Mayor Grant, of New Xork, in
ordering that all wires upon streets where
conduits have been laid must be placed un
derground, has caused an enormous
lot of work to be. thrown upon
the half dozen underground cable com
panies in the country. They have
been unable to get all the plumbers neces
sary to do the work. Ordinary plnmbers
who are goed mechanics are not able to fill
the bill. The slightest drop of water or
bit of moisture which may be transmitted
from the bands to a joint in process ot being
welded wilt cause the connection to become
defective, and, in time, the wire will
"laab- " If ....
leak." If another joint "leaks." the line
will "ground," or become short-circuited by
the passage of the current through the earth,
and the wire will then be worse than use
less, for It must be dug up and replaced.
To make a perfect joint the ends of the
wire must be laid bare and a lead sleeve
placed over the ends. The sleeve may be
about 15 inches long, and a hole is bored in
the top at one end. A residuum, called
"insulation," is poured into the hole, and
the space between the sleeve and the wires
is filled up. The residuum is generally
heated to about 300 Fahrenheit, and must
overflow the ends of the pipe sleeve. If
any condensation of moisture occurs it must
be boiled out of the joint.
A MIGHTY KICE JOINT.
It reauires about one hour's time io make
fa good joint, and after it is done the line
must be tested. This is the work: of the
electrician, who. with the aid of a -mirror-galvanometer
can detect the least induction
or flaw in the welded wire, Very often
the electrician has to depend upon the
plumber to do the work successiully and
see that it is all right. For instance,
when running through a sewer an
electrician has a natural abhorrence
to getting down, info the hole to overlook
the work. If he has a good plumber on the
job, he manages to find some testing to do in
a more savory spot. Very often the plumber
takes the place of the lineman, or electri
cian. Very oiten, too. he has to break a
conductor and splice it up again without
any directions from the electrician. In
splicing it again he must make a joint that
will be impervious to moisture and. must be
perfectly insulated. By putting on the
galvanometer the plumber can tell whether
or not there is any outside interference with
THEV MUST BREATHE OASES.
Another quality in the makeup of an
electr cal plumber is that he must be able
to overcome asphyxiation. The trouble
with most green plumbers, and something
which prevents them from learning the
electrical business, is that they cannot stand
sewer and other gases, common under most
streets. The Standard Company tried to
teach a number of them the business in New
York, but the men gave it up.
The honor of introducing this class of
artisans belongs to this city, and to a well
known electrician of Pittsbur?. In May,
1882, William J. McElrov, who was then
electrician ot the Standard Underground
Cable Company, seeing the necessity of
having men learn this part ot the cable
business and making a specialty of it, went
to Humbert's plumbing shop snd hired
"Jack" Bichardson and Prank Doyle, two
of the best plumbers in this city. They
soon learned the business, and have been
doing nothing else since. The salary of an
electrical plumber is about $5 per day and
be has no chance to make it $50, as some
other plumbers have by repeated long visits
to the scene of operations to make "esti
mates" on the jobs.
A FEEE EXHIBITION AND CONCERT
At E. G. Hars fc Co.'s, 75 Fifth Avenue
All Ire lavitrd.
Since the remodeling of our warerooms
we have received an especially selected
stcck of upright pianos. Tbey are truly a
feast for tne eye. aucn Deauty in tone and
design has not been heard or seen in the
city. Polite salesmen and fine players are
ready at any time to entertain visitors and
illustrate the merits of our instruments.
Prom the elegant concert grand pianos,
at $1,C00, down to the new upright pianos,
at the modest price of $175, a most complete
stock is on hand. Thus a family of the
most humble means as well as the million
aire can be satisfied.
Our instruments are all of standard make
and guaranteed for six years. Now, while
you are house cleaning, is the time to find
room or exchange your old instrument for a
nice upright piano or a parlor organ. $25
down and $10 a month thereafter will do
this and make your home a happy one.
Come and favor us with a call.
, E. G. Hays & Co.,
Warerpoms, 75 Fifth ave.
Bepairing factory, Duquesne way.
Removal of H. Holizmnn tfc Sons.
We hereby wish to inform our many
friends and the public in general of having
removed to 111 Market St.; are now fully
prepared in connection with our manufact
uring department.forthefurnlshingof Turk
ish spring beds, hair mattresses, recovering
of furniture and decorative upholstery in
general. Welfare also offering the better
line of portieres add upholstery goods left
over from our auction sale at greatly re
duced prices. H. Holtzmax & Soxs,
111 Market st.
Never Too Late to Mend.
Mend what? you will say. Why, your
old clothes, to be sure, and Dickson, the
tailor, of 65 Fifth ave., cor. Wood st., sec
ond floor, is the man who makes old clothes
look like new for & Wile. Telephone leVj
M AKSHELL, THE CASH GKSCXbJ
Will Rave Yon Money.
Cheese! Wonderful bargain in .cheese.,.
New, mild cream cheese, 8 pounds, 2Sev
Don't be afraid to believe your own eyes.
This is no blunder of the printer. We mean
8 pounds of new, mild cream cheese 25c.
The price will just about pay for the box
which holds the cheese, and does not leave
much for the man who made it, or for the
milking of the cow even; but that is not
We still continue our bargains in Call
fornia evaporated fruits. We have sold one
ton (2,000 pounds) of prunelles in two
weeks, and must now wait awhile! for ths
second shipment; but can still offer Cali
fornia nectarines, 3 lbs.. 25c; Calif- etrg
plums,3 ms., 25c; Calif, raisin-cured prunes,
3 lbs., 25c; Calf, apricots (good), 3 lbs., 25c;
Calif, silver prunes, lOo per lb.; Calif,
apricots (fancy), 15c per lb.
Our new tea department is making won
derful headway, and sales are increasing in
a way pleasant to contemplate. The ladies
appreciate a eood cup of tea, and we let
them all drink the tea before buying. Our
teas from 16c per lb up seem marvelonsly
cheap, but the proof of the tea is in 'th
drinking, and we will draw it for yon aad
let you drink it for yourselves.
Send for weekly price list and order by
mail. Orders amounting to J10, without
counting sugar, packed and shipped, free of
charge, to any point within 200 miles. .
I have agents in East End, Southslde,
Bun. If persons living in these places will
send me their address on a postal card, my
agent will call each week and take their
orders. All I ask is a trial. If I don't savsr
you money, don't order again.
79 and 81 Ohio st, cor. Sandusky, -"
American watches. To accommodate largo
orders, we have inaugurated the greatest
genuine bargain sale ever attempted in any
city. The above amount of ladies and
gents' gold, silver and silverine watches, of
the IeadingAmerican watch manufacturers,
we want to sell as quickly as possible, and
for bargains really wonderfnl call at once
at S. P. Steinmann's jewelry store, 107 Fed
eral St., Allegheny. Mail orders solicited.
Send the price yon wish to pay. If watch
found unsatisfactory it can be returned at
our expense and money will be returned,
We mean what we sav. .
Velvet Carpets at 91 a Yard.
The great sale of velvet carpets at $1 a
yard is making business lively at Groet
zinger's Penn avenue carpet palace. Coma
in and look at them before it is too late.
They are worth $1 50 per yard. They sell
on sight; people who don't need them for
present use are buying. We store goods
without charge until you want them.
Anfrecht Not In AHesheny,
But is operating the "Elite" Gallery, CIS
Market street, Pittsburg, where he will
make cabinets for 99 cents per dozen of any
body for 30 days.
Gold fillings from 1 up.
Drs. McClaeen & Waxjoamait,
Cor. Smithfield and Fourth avenue.
Dbess Laces. A special offering of exw.
cellent value in chantilly and guipura'
flouncings, drapery, nets, etc.
jrwTsu Hughs & Hacked
Amalgam fillings, 50c.
Dbs. McClabek & Wauoajiah-,
Cor. Smithfield and Fourth avenue,
Ladies are greatly benefited by the use
of Angostura Hitters, tne ooutn America
PRICES RECEDE. ,
The advantage lies with the huyerthat make .
comparisons. Special offerings Brilliantlna ?
Plaids and Stripes, with solid shades to blend,
the most serviceable fabric shown, dust and 3
waterproof, ranging from 50c to JL -
Black and White Blocks and Plaids are in ;'
demand. We have them in 38-Inch goods U S",
40c; better varieties In 40-inch goods at 50c, i
65c and 75c "
The many special weaves In Black Dress " -Goods
that meet the wants of the most fastidi
ouswehaveion sale. All the best grades in v
Wool and Silk and Wool Fabrics to suit tha
Leading styles choice fabrics that you wTtl
soon need. Many of these at the low price of
12c are domestic reproduction of 35c and 10a
Housekeepers can rent with great advantage
In DamaskSets Napkins, Towels, Covers and
Table Draperies in Linen Stock. Don't forget
to examine Curtain Stock.
Money in $2 50, S3 00 and S5 00 Curtains; Brus
sels and Irish Point, 85 an(l up.
Plain plaited or Smocked Blouse effects and.
Striped Flannel Waists for Ladles and Children.
BIBER 21 EABTDN,
605 AND 507 MARKET ST.
Your memory with the facts that among on
Three Great Specialties. Kid Gloves. Corsets
and Hosiery, you are given only the best quali
ties, which insures entire satisfaction to all!
Aside from the novelties wa have In these
three departments of our store to offer yon,
we desire to call your attention to our most de
sirable line of
LADIES' FINE MUSLIN TJNDEBWEAB,
Handkerchiefs. Collars and Cuffs. Fine Buch
inn. Fans, Scarfs and Fichus.
.Everything new. All the latest styles ana
KID GLOVES FITTED and GUARANTEED
Ladles' Silk Gloves and Mitts for summer,
wear in fine qualities. X
CORSETS MADE TO ORDEB
a rfurant flttlnc room for the accomiaodi
tion of ladles desiring to have Corsets fltt;js)
Charge OI a competent mier.
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