Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 13, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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That Great Bill in Equity of
S. P. Ban Explained
He Says it is a Personal Matter, and
Tells About the Big Deal.
Was Objected to y Mr. Barr, and Mr. Ford
Taid His Own Funds.
Mr. Ford, President of the Pittsburg
Plate Glass Company, in a pleasant chat
with a Dispatch reporter last evening,
gaTe the other side of that great equity suit
reported in these, columns yesterday, and
furnished a full history o the deal as fol
lows: "The first plate glass company at Creigh
ton was formed by New York capitalists,
who had an option on $50,000 worth of land
at Camden, N. J., but were induced to come
to Creighton by Mr. J B. Ford, as it was a
better location for the works. The name was
changed from the New York City Glass
Company to the Pittsburg Plate Glass
Company, and the capital stock was placed
at f600,000, with only a capacity of 6,500
square leet per month. Since that time
new and improved machinery has been
added, and, in all, over $200,000 have been
added to the capital stock to bring the ca
pacity up to 100,000 square feet, making
the capital necessary to reach that capacity
$800,000 instead of $500,000 as stated in
Samuel P. Barr's bill.
NOT A dictatoe.
"Mr. J. B. Ford has never been anything
but a stockholder in any of the companies,
and when it was seen that the works could
not cope with the trade, Mr. J. B. Ford
went alone aud purchased land at Taren
tum at his own expense, and Mr. Pitcairn
asked to join, and took a half interest.
After it was built, the Pittsburg Plate
Glass Company made a proposition to buy
it, and it was sold to them.
"As the sales increased and the capacity
was insufficient, a meeting of the directors
was held, and it was decided to extend the
plant Mr. Pitcairn and I looked for a lo
cation, and obtained option on 810 acres of
land at Ford C:ty.
"Mr. Buffington acted as solicitor, and
sent for a check to pay on the options. Mr.
Barr came into the office and saw the check
and protested. As the options were near
expiring, Mr. J. B. Ford paid the check
himself, and said he would operate the
works himself if they did not care to buy
it. At a meeting held by the stockholders
later, all of the Fords and Pitcairns re
frained from voting, telling the minority
they should decide, and it was voted down,
Mr. Barr saying: 'Let Mr. J. B. Ford
build the works; he will not make a knife
to cut his own throat;' and the rest made
lj sane remarks.
"Mr. E. L. Ford, Mr. Pitcairn, myself
and some others were .offered an interest by
J. B. Ford, and the works were built The
stockholders held a meeting and decided to
confer with J. B. Ford & Co. for the pur
chase of the works. "We, although stock
holders, had nothing to do with the proposi
tion being made.
"It was first proposed to increase the stock
$1,500,000, making the stock by the addition
of the Ford City "Works $3,000,000. They
would do that, and the sum of $1,500,000 was
agreed to, half in stock and the other in
bonds. As stated, it was their own affair,
and to-day, if they don't want the works,
they need not take them.
"In hisiiguring of the amount gained by
us, the computer figures the stock at $1 G2i,
the rates when the works were bought;
whereas it has already increased the value
until the last ock sold at $1 85.
"We have not made by the deal. Instead
the company will have nearly double the
capacity, with only $750,000 present ex
pense. "It will be found, I think, that it is a
personal matter between Mr. Barr and some
of the stockholders. We shall be ably de
fended, and yon see there is nothing at all
in the charges."
The B. fc O. Tries the Flan of Burning
Crushed Coke A Monster New Engine
That Proves a Grcnt Ssccess.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad officials
think they have at last successfully solved
the dirt and smoke evil on passenger trains.
The unfortunate traveler in the summer
time, begrimed and bespattered with soot
from the engine, marvels at the mechanical
ingenuity of man, yet wonders that some
means has not been contrived to avoid this
one disagreeable feature of traveling.
The B. & O. has built a new engine, an
enormous one. if von please, with drivers
C feet in diameter, in which a patent fire
box for burning crushed coke is introduced.
The monster has been running on trial for
the past week on the Pittsburg division,
and is pronounced a perfect success, not
only in making the time, but in avoiding
the smoke and dirt.
Mr. W. S. Guffy, who took a ride on the
"Western Express of the B. & O. yesterday,
said last night:
When I got on the train I expected to bo
dusted as usual, and have a few holes at least
turned in my clothes from hot cinders. I no
ticed as I entered the car that the windows
were all up. but the seats were free from cin
ders and dirt. It didn't take me long to dis
cover as we were spinning along that there was
so soot or smoke entering the car from the
engine. Conductor Hunt rubbed his hands
knowingly wben 1 asked Aim about it,
and then he told mo about tbo
Eew engine. They burn crushed coke in it,
and I roust say it is a great success. I enjoyed
the ride, and afterward examined the fire-box
of the engine myself. It does its work well,
and it is to be hoped the B. & O. will put on
more of such engines. It would be pood policy
also for the Pennsylvania road to follow in this
beneficial line.
Eev. Dr. Leak Delivers a Sermon on Constl
tnllona! Prohibition.
Kev. 1. J. Leak, of the North Avenue
M. E. Church, Allegheny, preached a
sermon last evening on the subject, "Why
Constitutional Prohibition?" His text was
Colossions 2:22: "Which all are to perish
with the using."
He said that every age had something to
do, and this age, he hoped, would wipe out
the liquor traffic License, he said, is
wrong in principle. The only true and suc
cessful principle is entire prohibition. The
speaker does not favor local option, as a
person living in one of those districts does
rot have to go very far to discover drunken
ness. He related a number of incidents,
and concluded bv advisin? his yH n
tvk uutuiB juaeuumeai.
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'Squire Amnion Come Back From Ger
many Improved In Health Bis First
TUtt in 40 Yean-What He Saw.
'Squire Ammon returned last Saturday
from Germany, where he had been sojourn
ing forthe past six weeks to benefit his
health. The 'Squire, when seen at his
home on the'Southside last night, said that
he felt much better for the trip.
This was his first visit to the fatherland
since he left there about 40 years ago, and
when he was asked whether .he noticed many
changes he said: "Well, yes, and I am
pleased to say that most of the changes have
been improvements. Places that were little
villages when I lived there have grown into
nice towns."
The 'Suire's native place is in that part
of Saxony that is called the Yoigtland. In
this district of Germany are some of the
largest violin and other musical instrument
factories of the world. Speaking of these
industries he said :
The manufacture of instruments has in
creased wonderfully out there. I met several
owners of factories who are millionaires, For
this great increase the people are much in
debted to America, because I was told that
they export more musical instruments to the
United States than to any othersforeign coun
try. while I was in Bremen I also took occasion
to visit the famous Rathskeller, where tbo
dearest wine m the world fs housed in a large
vault. There are 12 barrels in there, each con
taining about 0 gallons of Bbeln wine. These
barrels are called "The 12 Disciples." They
have been lying in that vault since 1633, which
makes the wine 236 years old. As It is well
known that wine increases in value as it grows
older, it has been calculated that to-day ono
drop of this beverage is worth 2.346 marks or
SobO. Accepting the fact tnat an ordinary wine
glass will hold 1.000 drops you can see that a
glass of that valuable wine is worth $380,000, or
over half a million of dollars."
That wine, of courso, is not for salei it is
kept in the vault asa relic of the past, and it
is only drank on very unusual occasions, and
then only by the most exalted people of Ger
many, in fart, the Emperor himself. Visitors
to Bremen who go to see these famous dis
ciples have to pay 23 cents for going into the
But after the grand sights, all the beauties
and great improvements I saw in Germany, I
am clad I am back again on the Southside. I
like the country of my birth very much, but
wben a man has been breathing the air of
America for nearly 40 years, he feels as if there
is no air jice tne American -air. ana ne longs to
get back again.
TheSenson Opened Ansplclonsly A Dolleht
fnl Time on Boat and Land 1,500
Feople ftlnke the Trip.
The excursion season on the Ohio river
from the Water street wharf to Shingiss
Park, near McKee's Bocks, commenced
yesterday, and, owing to the beautiful
weather, the start looked very promising
for the future. Five trips were made by
the Mayflower, and according to the calcu
lations of the purser about 1,500 people
went down the river to get a breath of fresh
air and change of scene, as well as to enjoy
a walk through the verdure and nnder
the shade of the trees.
The largest cargo of pleasure-seeking hu
manity was shipped by the Mayflower on
her 2 o'clock trip, there being about 800
people aboard. The majority of the pas
sengers were young men; the next in num
ber were married people who had come ont
with their children to give them the treat
of an excursion and a ramble at the park.
The trip was very delightful. The boat
was in good shape. The decks were clean;
seating accommodation could be had by all,
and a band kept up musical entertainment
during the entire trip. But these were
only enjoyments of a minor consideration in
comparison to those nature afforded. The
breeze which toyed with the ripples on the
river, fanning the excursionists with an at
mosphere of invigorating freshness; the
beautiful pictures of advancing spring,
whose exquisite traces were passed as in a
panorama of budding and blossoming land
scapethese were the charms which found
a deeper appreciation in the hearts of city
folk, who usually see nothing but dust and
dirt, brick, tone and iron, blazing furnaces
or red-hot, roaring glass furnaces.
The passage each way lasted about an
hour, and everything seemed to be conducted
in the most systematic and harmonious
The excursions will be continued during
the summer, every Sunday afternoon.
Abandons a New Born Bnbo and Leaves it
to Die Unattended.
A male baby, only two hours old, was
lett to die in an outhouse in lower Alle
gheny yesterday afternoon. It was entirely
nude, and had received no attention what
ever since its birth; but notwithstanding
this barbarous treatment, still lives and
does not seem to have suffered from the ex
posure. About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon a
woman, probably about 25 years of age, was
seen entering an alley in the rear of 'Page
street with a very mysterious-looking bun
dle. She reappeared shortly with no bun
dle and hurried np the street. Several
women who saw her at once proceeded to
investigate, and, half an hour later,
found the babe in a building in the
Water had been dripping on the neglected
infant for fully 30 minutes when it was dis
covered. The little one was taken into the
house and Br. Harrah was called. He said
it was not more than two hours old, but
would live. Last night the babe was taken
in charge by Mrs. Paine, the woman who
cares for abandoned children for Allegheny.
- Detective Murphy, upon being notified,
started out to investigate. He secured an
accurate description of the heartless woman
who attempted to end the life of the infant.
About 11 o'clock he found the person he
was looking for walking along Pennsyl
vania avenue, and placed her tinder arrest.
She admitted her guilt, and said she was
the mother of the child, and it had been born
in the afternoon. Her name is Lizzie Nolen,
and she is a domestic in the house of a very
respectable family. The girl is only 22
years of age, and her parents reside on the
Miss Nolen said she had been walking in
the park with the babe for about an hour
soon after its birth, and did not know what
to do with it She did not seem to think
she had committed any crime, and wept bit
terly when informed that the offense was a
serious one. The prisoner was placed in the
hospital department of the Allegheny lock
up, where she received medical attention.
Pieeona Delayed by Declining Day, Sinking:
22 allies nn Hoar.
The first 100-mile pigeon race of the sea
son took place yesterday. There were 34
Pittsburg birds in the race. They were lib
erated at Coshocton, O., at 1:15 p. jr., and
the first one got in very slowly, occupying
over four hours, owing to the approach ot
twilight, when all pigeons prefer to look for
roosts rather than continue a long flight for
home. This first one was from the flock of
Jacob Motz, and arrived in his Grant street
coop at 5.50 p. M. four hours and 35 min
utes. The birds from the Pittsburg fanciers
that were liberated at Coshocton, as noted,
were owned as follows: Herman Haupt,
8 birds; E. H. Harper, 3; William Hille
brecht, 13; Albert Florent, 7; Jacob Motz,
3. The other arrivals in Pittsburg were:
William Hillebrecht's first bird at 6:20J$,
followed by three others, and Herman
Hanpt's single bird at 626 P. m.
James McNallr, of Bllcnonette Alley, Gets
' Ferocious In a Scuffle.
James McNally had a hearing before
Magistrate Hyndman, yesterday morning,
on a charge of aggravated assanlt and bat
tery. He and a man namedJohn Daily got
into a fight at their boarding house, yester
day morning, and in the scuffle Daily had
his right leg broken at the ankle.
With His Company of Boston Ideals
Jnst in the Nick of Time
A Splendid Charity Performance Before
1,200 Admiring People '
Thoughout the whole week past has been
one of vexatious turbulence in the final en
gagement of the Boston Ideal Opera Com
pany. The little vicissitude arising from
various causes have been expatiated upon
at length in the newspapers, and, after the
storm had resumed a degree of placidity it
broke forth afresh last night as a result of
the announcement of a sacred concert to be
given in the Bijou Theater by leading mem
bers of the Ideals for the benefit of the Anti
Cruelty Society, which led to the menacing
threats of the Law and Order League to
suppress it with arrest.
It was not to be suppressed, and the, Bijou
was filled to the extent of $900 worth. The
most surprising feature was the character of
the audience, which was composed of
fashionable, and eminently swell people,
who, for a novelty and devertisement, took
advantage of what nearly every prom
inent city in the country has Sunday
sacred concerts. Colonel Foster of the
company, made the announcement, some
days ago, that a concert would be given,
and he was not to be balked in his sensible
and charitable undertaking. He gave it
and gave it in large quantities." Such a
barrier as Captain Wishart'jj menace didn't
restrain him; nor did it deter 1,200 people
from listening to a delightful and almost
incomparable programme.
M'lle de Lussan was never in finer voice;
doubtless enhanced and impelled by the
thought of singing for sweet charity. She
sang first "Ave Maria," which was encored,
and responded to by "Coming Thro' the
Bye." Chevalier Sco vel rendered "Dawn, "
a most pleasing ballad, with great effect,
while the singing of the "Salad Song," from
the "Marriage of Jeanette," by Mme.
Pauline L'Allemand, was simply irresisti
ble in its pleasing. Miss Attahe Claire,
Messrs. Mertens, Baxter and Clark also
contributed selection;, all in a faultless
Everything was heartllv applauded, and
deservedly too; but Colonel Foster, during
an intermission, addressed the audience to
this effect:
"Owing to an organization in your city
known as the Law and Order League
which hardlv allows me to draw the breath
I do, in making these remarks we are
threatened with arrest at 12 M. by it; but ire
leave at 11, thanks to the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie Bailroad Company. Therefore,
sorry as I am, I would ask the audience not
to expect encores answered, in order to allow
us to get out of town."
This bit ot sarcasm was greeted with ap-
Erobative applause, followed by a hearty
issing for the cause of would-be obstruc
tion. The remainder of the programme was fin
ished, each feature receiving demonstrative
appreciation from the audience.
Colonel Foster, in speaking to a Dis
patch writer regarding rumors that some
of the members ot the company had not been
paid, said: "I have in my pocket receipts
in full from every member'of the company
for all that is due them.
"As regards the reported disruption in
onr company, among some of the leading
members and myself it is a matter I do not
care to discuss through The Dispatch;
but if there was any foundation for such
. statements why would they be np on that
stage singing to-night?"
The Colonel said he did not relish the con
sideration shown Mr. Wilt in publishing
ins version oi we reported irouuie Between
the two, and said that his side of the story
was not sought by the reporters. "At any
rate," said he, "I will be back again next
year with the same galaxy of good per
formersbarring M'lle de Lnssan who has
sung in Pittsburg for the last time for three
years, and never again at 'popular
prices.' However, I have secured Marie
"Van Zandt for next year, and will
bring my company to the Bijou.
"How could any reasonable-minded peo
ple object to a concert like that?" added
the Colonel, as he curled his lip disdain
fully, and pityingly condoled with the re
porter for living in the same city as the L.
& O. people do. The company, bag and
baggage, left on the Pittsburg and Lake
Erie Bailroad for New York City, via Buf
falo, though some of the chorus girls left
for Detroit earlier, to accept engagements
in a summer theater.
The Anti-Cruelty Society will receive,
perhaps, $700 for the benefit, while the re
mainder will go toward defraying actual
and necessary indebtedness inenrred by the
companv in staying over Sunday.
The Bijou was given gratis for the per-'
formance, and none of the attaches of the
theater were engaged in the performance or
took any part in its presentation, so they
are exempt from ahy prosecution by the
Law and Order Society.
Which Aro Likewise Alleged to bo Speak
Easles, and Are Balded.
Mrs. Kate McLane (widow of William,
Who died in the penitentiary under sentence
for killing Policeman Dwyer some years
ago) was, with John Donahue and William
Kearney, arrested yesterday afternoon by
Lieutenant Roberts and a squad, at Mrs.
McLane's place on Film street, near Wylie
avenue. It was alleged that she ran a
"speak-easy." "The charge entered is dis
orderly conduct.
An hour later the same officers raided
Louis Langhitz's alleged "speak-easy," 352
Second avenue, arresting William C. Rich
ards, William Shaffer, John Bauer, James
Brown, Benjamin Richards, Julius Stocked
William Stocker, John Thomas and John
JMuncell on the same charge. Langbitz,
being sick abed, was not taken. One other
escaped over an adjoining roof, and several
of the vanquished tried, by tearing out lath
and plaster, to get through to liberty, but in
The Southside Police Department made
their first raid on a "speak-easy" last night
since May 1. They arrested the saloon
keeper ind everybody found,, in the
place. The place 'was kept by Ed
ward Grinder, at 126 South Twenty-first
street. Inspector McKelvey,
Captain Stewart, John Coslett and several
officers undertook the raid. The men found
in the place gave the followingnames: John'
Uoleman, Jacob iieeser (j. Wiman, j. Wil
son, J. Leach, F. Hubert, E. McGowan, R.
Muckle, J. Bubel and C. Leach.
They were all taken to the Twenty-eighth
ward station house, where they left a for
feit for their appearance this morning.
Not a Success ns a blacger.
Patrick Owens entered Patrol Station No.
2, in Allegheny, yesterday afternoon, and
said his name was Kilrain, and that he
could thrash John Sullivan or anyone else.
Foreman Temme touched an electric but
ton.the horses came out andin three seconds
Patrick was on his wav to the lockup.
He made the discovery that there were some
men he cannot "do up," and will meet
another one this morning when he faces
Mayor Pearson.
Struck by a Cable Car.
Jacob Huston, with his little child, while
crossing the traction tracks out Fifth ave
nue, was struck by a cable car. He was
knocked to one side and is not hurt hadlv.
The child was caught nnder the pilot and
squeezed. 2To bones were broken and both
nwe vis w nw. wua
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Many Matters of Much nnd Little Moment
Tersely Trented.
A local sensation toothache.
A false charge a dentist's bill.
A fate showing the girls on the ave.
It Is the tramp who makes a non est living.
Iris the driver who frequently repeats his
tale of whoa.
1st a drinking contest the dog' should win by
several laps.
The mad who tumbled to himself probably
took a drop too mucb.
Good naturo is an excellent thing when it
does not mean weak character.
The Allies should engage Webb, the famous
swimmer. He always strikes out.
That Oklahoma newspaper called Get Up
probably makes a good fire lighter.
Patrolman Schatteq was bitten by a
large dog on Bluff street yesterday.
Tis said Mrs. Fred Vanderbilt has a big
heart, Wonder how much it weighs.
"I cabby the Prohibition banner still."
General Fiske. Can it be an illicit stillJ
This world has no time for sentiment. It is
the bashful man who is always backward.
Americans will not be surprised to hear
that Rives is attractiu g attention in Paris.
Despairing of thoir baseball club, Chicago
papers are pitching intothe administration.
Contrast to rumors, Wm. Bader says be is
still in the fight for the Mayor ot Allegheny.
Haeet Aby was instantly killed by a piece
of steel falling on him at tne Edgar Thomson
Steel Works.
Governor Gordon Bays Justice hasnot been
dona Hayes. Why can't they let the poor ex
President alone r
Four big gunboats are going to take a trip
around the world, and Secretary Tracy is ad.
vised to kiss them good bye.
The fact that the street sprinkler makes mud
of the dust is merely a law of nature and the
fault of the Street Department.
Captain Barbour, Dr. Bnllen, AM. Brown
andW. J. Moreland addressed a prohibition
meeting in Braddock, yesterday.
The Chicago policeman who shot and killed a
mad dog at tho first fire must have loaded his
pistol with the Carter dirorce case.
Richard Bankebt has been appointed
night gateman at the Union depot, to serve
from 12 o'clock until 8 in the morning.
Freddy Grant and Bob Lincoln are at
their respective posts, and puzzled foreigners
are trying to find out which is tho post.
The Queen recently gave Irving a set of cuff
buttons. The rest of the outfit is probably
locked up in her second bureau drawer.
If George Francis doesn't slow up on that
fast he will soon be a funeral Train. 169th
joke on Train and he still lives and moves. 1
Rtrss Harrison is suspiciously quiet and
mean-spirited persons will probably soon say
some one has put ant exterminator on him.
Swineburn has been asked to write a small
book of stolen poems on Battenberg's latest
baby. It should be of about Enclish taxpayers'
A labqe rock from the hillside above
Painter's mill fell on the Panhandle road yes.
terday afternoon. TrainB were delayed an
A number of Hoys stole a keg of beer from
Mrs. Mary McCleMi's cellar yesterday on
Second avenue. Officer Fitzgerald caught
Stolen ideas are worse than stolen money,
for nature originates one and man the other,
and he who steals from nature pays double
penalty. ,
An Eastern sleeping-car conductor forced
Secretary of War Proctor to pay Bis fare. This
explains what has become of the naval appro-J
The funeral of Patrick Mieskell, the Pe
mickey brakeman, killed on Saturday, took
place yesterday. The Brotherhood -f Brake
men attended.
Lyons and Smith, the brothers-in-law, who
fought with razors Saturday, were ashamed of
their conduct yesterday, and declined to proso
cute each other.
Passion Poet Atherton writes anent Ella
Wheeler Wilcox that a dress parade is in pros
pect. This is wise, for the public is weary of
their undress parade.
A if an whose namo could not be learned fell
off the platform of a moving passenger train at
New Brighton Saturday night, and died shortly
after from his injuries.
There is nothing strange in the fact that
Jay Gould disagrees with Bishop Potter. The
good Bishop should have known better than to
swallow anything connected with Jay Gould.
Timothy Dowxtnq claims his wife slashed
him on the cheek with a case knife and. then
threw boiling water on him. This was moro
than be could stand, and ho had her arrested.
JOHN S. Deavo and Colonel George Wool
ford, of Iowa, addressed temperance meetings
in McEeesport last night. Tho Campaign Com
mittee will meet to-night to outline the work.
The diplomat and hunter
Have both learned, alack;
That the clever old fox
Will turn on his track.
Frederick Sexaner was sent to Jail yes
terday for singing on the street At the Twelfth
ward station Kate Toole got 90 days and John
Smith 30 days at the workhouse for disorderly
Barkeeper kindly You look tired, but I'm
not allowed to set out more than five beers at
a tune for one man. Did you Just get home
from the Centennial? Weary and footsore
stranger Naw. "Been seeln' the Alleghenles
licked?" "Jtfope." "From Oklahoma?" "Nixey,
I just walked from another saloon."
X Violent Woman Creates a Scene In tho St.
Aimes Church.
Mrs. Lizzie Tracy, 23 years old, whose
husband is employed in the Pittsburg Tube
Works, -and who resides on Gazzam's Bill,
created an unusual scene in St. Agnes'
Catholic Church, on Pifth avenue, yester
day morning. Shortly before 7 o'clock Mrs.
Tracy was seized with a violent attack of in
sanity, and, jumping from her bed, she
dashed down the hill in morning dishabille.
She rushed into the church,- passed npthe
center aisle, and. going direct to the chan
cel rail, she began to beat her arms wildly'
in tne air.
The church was crowded at the time, as
the 7 o'clock mass was jast being read, and
the congregation was dumbfounded at such
an unusual spectacle. James Jordon, the
janitor of the church, approached Mrs.
Tracv, and she violently assaulted him,
knocking him down. By -this time the
members of the congregation had recovered
from their surprise and half a dozen men
went to the janitor's rescue, and it required
some force to get the demented woman ont
of the church. No. 4 patrol wagon was
called, and Mrs. Tracy taken to the-Mercy
Hospital; but they refused to take such a
violent patient, and she was removed to the
Central station.
Magistrate Gripp committed her to jail
until such time as she can be removed to an
asylnm. '
Thoie Held Yesterday nnd a Gathering on
Hit. Washington To-Morrow.
B. C. Christy, Esq., and Will J. McCon
nell addressed the temperance meeting in
front of Salisbury Hall,pouthside,yesterday
The announcement that Francis Murphy
was to speak at a temperance meeting was
sufficient to draw a very large crowd of peo
ple to Silver Lake Grove, East End, yester
day afternoon. Mr. Murphy, however, did
not put in an appearance, and the crowd
was somewhat disappointed. The meeting
Vas presided over byRev. Mr. Wilson, and
short addresses were made by W. T. Tread
away, Esq., and Eev. Mr. Westfal, of the
M. P. Church. No new arguments in iavor
of the amendment were advanced.
Bev. J. T. Biley andBev. M. O. Street,of
the Mount Washington Baptist Church,
will address a Constitutional amendment
meeting in the Mount Washington reading
room to-morrow evening.
A Man Gets Into a Ficht as Soon m Be !
Released From Jail.
Thomas Britton, a resident of Second ave
nue, near the Teuth'street bridge, who was
arrested Saturday night, was released yes-
terday morning. An hour later he met a
colored man on Second avenue, near the
uriuge, mill juiutlieu una uown, -t
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Citizens at Dnquesne Make a Serious
Chargeigainst the Officers.
The ptrikeFonr Weeks Old To-Day and
Only Twoails Made.
It will be four weeks to-morrow since the
men at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel
Works at Duquesne quit work and de
manded of the firm the same wages as they
claimed were being paid at other mills.
There has been a good many notable inci
dents since that time. Blood has been let
on two occasions, and now the little town
up the Monongahela Valley, which bid fair
at the outstart to developintoacityere long,
is filled with deputy sheriffs, which this firm
claim they must have to guard their in
terests against any misdeeds that the
strikers might commit. Sunday, up till 4
o'clock, was atf uneventful day. Neverthe
less the strikers all loitered about, keeping
watch for any new comers.
A reporter who visited the place yester
day was unable to decide which side had the
most men, the strikers or the men under
Sheriff McCandless' charge. Sixty-two
deputies ate dinner at Downey's Hotel yes
terday and three more arrived on the two
o'clock train. Ex-SherifiJ Joseph-Gray was
with them and they had along with them
others who came prepared to go to work this
morning. Four new men arrived at the
works on Saturday after midnight, and were
admitted inside the inclosure. They were
not approached by the strikers.
David Williams, who has charge of the
converting mill, appeared outside the fence
yesterday for the first time since the strike
was inaugurated. He was surrounded by
about a dozen deputies, so the strikers had
no opportunity to approach him. The men
desire it to be said that none of them are
weakening and claim a rumor of that sort
was only
Tbey say that none of the old men are at
work except the Hungarians and George
W. Beals, a locomotive engineer. A citi
zen of Duquesne yesterday predicted a vic
tory for the men, as they were carrying on
the strike in a very orderly manner.
The arrest of. the five men on Saturday
night and the subsequent confinement of
Charles Bausmiller and George Harkins
was a topic for remark among the groups of
men yesterday. In particular they de
nounce the arrest of the two latter as un
just, as they say they done something the
deputy sheriffs refnsed to do, which led to
their arrest This was when these two men
took into custody frank Bell and George
xioss lor tne siauuiug oi uuuu xiuk. xuere
were three shots fired at Michael Lane on
Saturday night by one of the deputies, and
he was captured while attempting to escape
by falling.
The last attempt to blow steel proved very
expensive to the company. The large ladle
in the converting mill was burned through
and the arm was burned off. Out of nine
heats made on Friday they only got two
rails, xua Hieei mc greuu uuuus urc wa&iug
is indeed of not very much account. Some
ot the rails turned out have run up as high
as 147 carbon. The standard is from 35 to
42, and to prove saleable they should not
run over 45 carbon.
Eight Hungarians left the mill yesterday
morning and say they will not go back.'
Forty quit on Saturday, and the strikers
don't anticipate the return of more than
one-third of them in the morning. There is
among the residents of Duquesne concern
ing the actions of the Jdepnty sheriffs Satur
day night. It is alleged that they were all
more or less intoxicated and furnished
liquor in bottles to the men who are work
ing until a large number of them became
drunk and made night hideous. This feel
ing has become so bitter that they say they
will call a meeting to-day at which resolu
tions will be passed demanding their rights
as citizens. This would seem probable
since the deputy sheriffs will allow no
persons to stand on the railroad tracks and
converse whether they aie strikers or not.
The men say they expect that another lot of
them will be arrested to-day. The fact that
the firm has secured that Alabama
order of 11,000 tons of steel rails
at $26 CO seems to have incensed them so
that they are more determined than ever
since the price is so low. They say the
company would make money on the order if
the mill was to be run at the wages they
desire to work for.
Over $300 was raised at the Edgar Thom
son Steel Works on Saturday to help the
men continue the strike. A good contribu
tion was also received from the employes of
the American Iron Works. No one will be
allowed inside the inclosure. Chief Clerk
Gray, whom it was said would furnish a
statement for the reporter, could not be
reached, as Pat McCallin, the big- one
armed watchman, said he had orders to ad
mit no one, even if the head clerk said he
was anxjous to talk to him.
General Secretary Duchemln Gives Hli
Opinion of Strikes The Conventioa Will
Begin This Morning.
General Secretary P. F. Duchemin, of the
Pattern Makers' League, and L. H. Kir
berg and Thomas Moon, of the Executive
Board, arrived yesterday. Mr. Duchemin
stated that he had nothing further to add to
wha't has already appeared in The DIS
PATCH as preliminary to the meeting to
day. Little will be done to-day aside from
appointing committees. The real work of
the convention Trill-begin to-morrow.
'The workingmen in Boston," Mr. Du
chemin said, "are very conservative, and
no trouble is expected with the men in the
city. The carpenters in the suhurbs will
make a strong demand for the nine-hour
system against tbe contractors, who want
them to work ten hours.
"As an organization we do not approve
of strikes; but, within the past few years,
by concerted action, we have succeeded in
raising pattern makers' wages 25 cents per
day. While strikes in their general
effects are deplorable, it cannot
be denied that what concessions have
been made to workers have been
forced. This is particularly true in En
gland; but has not worked so well in the
United States. In theory it is claimed
capital and labor are equal; but in practice
apital Usually starves out Jabor,
"Yes. I have heard about the importation
of the foreign glassblowers here. I have
never doubted that these contract laws are
violated almost every day. The trouble' is
that capitalists put in their own creatures
to enforce the law, and it becomes practi
cally a dead letter. Besides, our Congress
men 3re moneyed men, and tbey are not go
ing to make laws that conflict wjth their in
terests. I am sure workmen would not do
that and we cannot blame the capitalists.
"Theret are not many pattern makers in
the South or in Canada. As manufactories
are started and grow in these two sections,
the number of pattern men will increase."
Most of the officers of the league arrived
last evening, and some of the delegates are
already here.
President McGonnell said that the v found
it a difficult matter to organize associations
in towns like Altoona and Johnstown,
where there is not much competition, and
organized labor is given the cold shoulder.
Within p. short time a local assembly was
established in Detroit, and one will
be organized in Erie this week.
The ..league has" secured ' a good
foothald in Cincinnati, bnt so far tbey hare
been unable to get into Louisville. They
failed to organize in Ft. Wayne, but re
cently Wilmington was added to the list.
-The delegates here are: G. JJeifenstahl,
St. Louis; C. B. Connellev, Milwaukee:
George Stows, Cleveland; W. McClelland
Case and W. S. Barton, New York; G. Hnw
kinson, Kansas City.and James Boberts, Bos
ton. The delegates from Bufialo, San Fran
cisco, Baltimore, Wilmington, Detroit and
Newark will be on hand this morning.
An Allegheny Minister on the Duty of the
Bev. William Bobertson delivered an ad
dress in Grand Army Hall on West Dia
mond street, Allegheny, yesterday after
soon on the subject: "The Duty of the Gov
ernment to the Wage-Earners." His text
.was the parable of the laborers who were
given employment in the vineyard, which is
mentioned in the twenty-second chapter of
Matthew. He said, in substance:
The Government is duty bound to give the
freedmen of the South the privileges of all
other citizens and, I think, should also give
employment to the "idle men of the country.
The wage-earners are entitled to their God
given and inalienable right to life and the nec
essaries of life. The creator has eranted to all
men the right to tbo earth and no man can
justly be deprived of it A workingman does
not lose his right to own land by
being a wage-earner. He has the right
to an equal share of the land or
to such employment and such wages as will be
an equivalent for his right to the land. To
deny the worklngmen their rights would be to
place them in a condition of abject slavery,
and to render it impossible for them to enjoy
anything on earth. A man has a richt to the
means of substance in order to enjoy any right
whatever. Herein lies the duty of the Gov
ernment to the wage-earner.
I do not advocate a division of the land, as
that would greatly disturb, if not destroy, our
civilization, it win no seen mat mengniio
live to be of any value whatever, must include
a right to the necessary means of living. It Is
the duty of the Government to secure to them
these rights in preference to all others. The
Government could give employment and rea
sonable minimum wages to all of its citizens
who might not be able to find employment for
themselves. This, I consider, the best method
by which all wageworkers, whether men or.
women, can be secured in the enjoyment of
their right to the means of earning a reasonable
ana Independant living.
So Says Special Agent Swartz, of the Car
penters' Union.
A. M. Swartz, Special Agent of the Car
penters' District Council, takes exceptions
to the published statement attributed to con
tractors in regard to paying carpenters $2 75
per day. Mr. Swartz said last night:
The demands of the carpenters aro just and
reasonable and need no modification, as any
change would simply be to suit a class of petty
and selfish contractors, who aim to bring tbe
traae into disrepute. Our system of indentur
ing apprentices and our demands in general
have been lone necessaiy in hiring and turning
ont competent men, and-are only objected toby
the class of contractors who are willing to re
sort to any measure to reduce tbe wages of
carpenters and skilled workmen and injure the
bnsiness of honest contractors.
We do not ask a contractor to pay any man
more than he earns, or to hire him simply be
cause he is a union man. We ask lust compen
sation for every man, which we claim is justly
fixed with a minimum wage ot 82 7o per day as
a basis for the average mechanic, and for the
more competent man any amount over that
that he is fairly entitled to.
All tbe contractors in the city can get thor
oughly competent men by paying reasonable
wages, and there is no excuse whatever for not
having the proper men to do the work re
quired. The union men are almost all em
ployed, and I can see no necessity at this time,
when there Is no trouble, for these adverse
comments-on our demands.
Northern Illinois Colliers Are Resisting a 10
Cent Per Ton Reduction.
There is no change in the mining situa
tion In this district. President Conway
yesterday received information of a very
encouraging nature from a number of the
idle pits. The convention atBuppel's Hall
to-day, he believes, will be well attended.
National Secretary Lewis, of N. P. XT.,
says there is a strike in Northern Illinois
against a reduction of 10 cents per ton in
the price of mining, and a convention has
been called and will be held at Struter to
Ror. Dr. Edward Judson Delivers Two Ad
dresses In the Clir.
Eev. Dr. Edward Judson, of New York
City, a son of the late missionary, Adoniram
Judson, preached' in the Fourth Avenue
Baptist Church yesterday morning and last
night In the morning his text was: "The
Love of Christ Constraineth Us." He
threw a volume of meaning into the three
sided definition of the word "constraint,"
and proceded to show how the simple pur
suit of happiness; with-no otherSr higher
aim, mast fail of its object Happiness could
only be overtaken by "flanking it around
the corner of duty."
The subject of Dr. Judson's evening dis
course was, "With Me, the Hidden Light,"
and he said:
In every human being there are two men at
war, flguretively speaking the old man and
the new; the flesh and the spirit It will be no
ticed that in this war for supremacy the old
man is always on top betore we take Christ;
then he is killed and pushed awav. Up to the
time we experience religion that mystery of
everv unreirenerate soul the worse snirit is
crushing the better one to the wall
Just compare yourself to a man in a boat.
pulling against tbe current and borne back
by its strength. You must preserve. Just as
soon as you take Christ, the old evil man dies,
and you cast him off from your soul. How
ever, at first he is like the leaves of tbe scrub
oak, which have hnng on tenaciously through
the winter, dried and seared by tbe snows, and
only in tbe spring appearing with buds and new
leaves. Just so you must shake off the old, baa
spirit for the new one.
The funeral of Conductor Patrick Mes
kill, who was killed at Douglass station Fri
day night by his train running into a slide,
took place at 2 p. m. Sunday from St Paul's
Cathedral. On account of the bad condition
of remains it was not deemed advisable to
keep them until Monday, as formerly in
tended. Celling Papers,
Embossed papers, plain gold papers, lacquer
papers, mica papers, hand-printed papers,
pressed leather papers, ingrain papers, tile
papers, in fact every kind oi wall papers, at
John S. BQberU, 414 Wood street, Pitts
burg. Cloak Boom We have just opened
some entirely new and choice styles in Con
nemara traveling wraps; the handsomest
shown this season. Huqt3 & Hacke.
B. 6c B. .
A choice line of summer-weight novelty
side-bandsuitings, rich and beautiful, the
latest thing in dress goods; price, $1 25.
Boqgs & Buhl. ,
Black Subah Silks An immense as
sortment ofHhe best foreign and domestio
manufacture, 24 inches wide, from 75c to f3
a yarn. HUGUS & UACKE.
Full and Complete Stock ot Bargain Ging
hams and Salines
To-day. Plenty of clerks to wait on you.
Come in the morning ifyou can.
Jos. Horne & Co.'a"
Penn Avenue Stores.
Visit our cloak room (second floor) Tor
all the latest styles of wraps, jackets, jer
seys, etc. HTOU3 &HACKE.
Elegant cabinet photos, any style, $1 50
per doz. Panel picture with each dor. cabi
nets. Lies' Populak Gallebt, 10 and 13
Sixth st sumwp -
Pbiktkd India Silks At 69c, 75o, $1
and SI 25 a vard. Lartre assortment choice
patterns, newest colorings and extra good I
Huaus Ss Habjc
An Interesting Address. From a Bible Stand
point Temperance People Mistaken 1b
the Man Incidents.
An address against prohibition was de
livered ip the Allegheny Hay market square
yesterday afternoon by the colored preacher,
Eev. E.,W. Christian, pastor of the Broad
way Baptist Church, of Madison, Ind., over
whose late address in Lafayette Hall,
Broadax and Ajax recently had such a
lively little spat He was entirely alone,
and had nobody to introduce him; but, not
withstanding his lack of acquaintances, he
was given the closest attention. He recited
several passages from Scripture, indorsing
the use of wine, and said that while he was
not in favor of prohibition, he was an advo
cate of temperance. For that reason he
followed the teachings of the Bible he in
dorsed wine, but condemned the abuse
of it
He opposed prohibition because it en
deavored to curtail personal liberty, and for
that reason was in direct opposition to the
principles of this great nation.
He knew, he said, that prohibition did
not prohibit in Maine, Kansas or Iowa, as
the Federal statistics would show. In Tur
key, where the nation had "prohibited" the
sale of liquor for 1,500 vears, there was a
constant barter and sale of it, and no nation
on the globe had greater drunkards. In
China the law prohibits the sale of opium,
and yet no nation is so cursed by its use as
He believed the law impraoti cable; that it
might curtail the sale of liquor openly, but
it would only cause efforts to be made to sell
it in secrecy.
He stated that he was a minister and
knew he was called wicked for his stand on
this question, but he believed in the Bible
implicitly, that it was God's wish that
liquor begiven to man for his judicious use.
At the close of his address many gentlemen
shook him by the hand.
While the lecturer was talking Mrs.
Frances Swift, President of the W. C. T.
IT., passed on her way home from Sabbath
school. Her countenance bricht-
f ened when she saw the large crowd
listening to what she evidently thought was
a temperance address. She approached in
time to hear tbe speaker tell how the Savior
made good wine out of water, and turned
immediately and went home. Dr. O. L.
Miller and several other leadingtemperance
men of the Nortnside also stopped to hear
the address, but only remained for a few
While Mr. Christian was talking an old
temperance man rushed over to the Mayor's
office and asked that the sneaker be arrested.
The officer in charge said there was no disturb
ance and the audience was as orderly as the
one that attended the prohibition meeting
on the previous nights. The man then said
he did not believe-that a d nigger should
be allowed 'to talk on the public square
Onr Parlor Farnltare
Is to be envied by every other retailer of
furniture in the city, as it is the largest,best
assorted and most reasonable in price. It
is also the most artistic, and comprises
divans, couches, easy chairs, rockers and
full suits. M. Seidert & Co.,
Cor. Hope and Lacocksts., Allegheny.
Near railroad bridge. d
Artistic Wall Papers.
The largest and most complete stock of
fine wall papers ever shown in this vicinity
can be seen at 414 Wood st, Pittsburg.
See the Persian Shawls at $5,
Can't be duplicated less than $3 to $12;
only 114 of them.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
4 Wall Papers
Of all grades and an infinite variety of pat
terns, at the wall paper store of John j3.
Boberts', 414 Wood street, Pittsburg.
300 wash suits for children, 2 to" 12 years,
$2 np; special table suit room to-day.
Boqgs & Buhl.
Black Cashmere Our lines of 46-inch
wide cashmeres at 50c, 65c, 75c, 85c and $1
are positively the best value pver offered in
this city. Hugus & Hacks.
Excursion to Cincinnati.
B. & O. B. B. will sell excursion tickets
to-dav, May 13, and to-morrow, May 14, at
rate $8 40 the round trip, good to return
until May 20.
Come to Black Dress Goods' Department
This Week
For largest and.most complete variety of thin
black dress goods special low prices here.
Jos. Hoiuru & Co.'a
Penn Avenue Stores.
A few Items to do so:
LAOS MITTS, 15c to 75c
SUMMER VESTS, 15c to 50c
BUMMER HOSE, 10c to 50c.
SUN UMBRELLAS, 50c to tS 50.
Also a large line of Summer Goods for
109 Federal Street,
Allegheny. ,
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Last week we told yon at some length of our
large stock of seasonable Dress Goods' and the
low prices.
This week we ave more to say
about this largest dress goods department, '
7 J.
A special largo purchase of French Bobesj-i!"
high novelties. Now is the time to buy really.
choice and elegant costumes at bargaWf
Prices S3, Sin. some, at SIS; sold early is the sea- .
son at 25; some at US, were 830. Come In and
SftCHrO Ollft Or morA r1 tfA rtnnnn1ssi4 hi
gains all new, fresh goods, deloyed m the cus "
torn house.
One lot o all-wool Albatross, imported to sell
at $1, our price for them 45c; one case of gray
and brown mixed Saltings, 50 inches wide, at
40c a yard; some English Striped Suitings at
75c, regular price 81 M; then in All-wool De
beiges, tho favorito summer dress fabric, wa
have some very much under price at SOe, 85c,
40c, 50c, 60c and 75c a yard these are all-wool
and great bargains.
Two special, lots of 46-inch All-wool Cash
meres -at 50c and 75c a yard each a special bar
gain ;flno All-wool Serges at50c,anda43-lnch.
wido-flne Serge at 75c; large assortment of La-
dies' Cloth Suitings, in spring colorings, 50o to,
S3 50 a yard; also naw styles In, plaid and check
60-inch Suitings at II 25 a yard.
Black and White Plaids, Checks, Stripes aaA
Mixtures in large variety.
Printed Chillies, French goods, all wool, in
newest designs, finest qualities, at 50c a yard;'
also at 25c, 20o and 40c; new Empire style, side-
border Challles at 75c and upward; full line of
Mohairs, in plain colors, printed, striped and
broche effects; our plain colored Mohairs, 44
inches wide, only 45c
Lansdown Suiting, the new silk and wool
fabric for summer wear, lightest in weight --i-
gleam of color; also all the favorite weaves u
cream white woolens, such as Albatross, Khj--
ber. Nuns' Veilings; also bordered Jloosselines
and silk and wool effects that are entirely jatfrfi .
complete assortmai of cream white FlanneJr I "
Suitings, 50c to Jl 60 yard.
Cream white Pongee Silks, 43c a yard to
finest; fancy strips washable Silks for blouse)
waists; then the largest assortment of printed
India Silks our great specialty this season;
prices run from 45c to 2 50 a yard; our 26-inch
real Shanghai Silks at 63c and 75c are the great
est bargains anywhere; also at JL $1 25 and $1 0
per yard.
Black Silks,' 24 Inches wide, at 90c a great
bargain; all the best makes in Black Silks, 75c
to J4 a yard; black Failles, Armures, Brocades,
in special good values; black Silc Grenadines,
75c and $1 a yard-extra value; black Armure
Silks, 23-Inch, fl 25 quality, for 75c a yard.
Black Sarah Silks, extra values, at 45c, 50c,
65c; 21-Inch at 65c, and 26-inch at 75c, and np to
Plain India Silks at 75c, fl, n 15, n 25 to 51 75.
Thin black woolen fabrics for summer wear;
iron frame Hernanis, 75c to 32 a yard; Camel's
Hair Grenadines, 75c to II 75; Nuns' Veiling!,
plain, 50c to Jl 25; bordered, Jl 50 to J3 50 (silk
and wool); Batistes. Filde Fer, Silk Warp
Clalrettes, Silk Warp Challles, All-wool Chal
lles, Wool Grenadines, Wool Bengalines, Alba-.
tross, Mousselines; also the new hemstitched
and fancy side-border novelties In Camel's!
Hair Grenadines and Nuns' Veilings entirely .,
"t l-v
' jf
Special values In black Wool Serges and '"if
Cashmeres, 46 Inches wide, at EOc a yard. ' '
Black Mohairs and Brilliantines at 25o up to) f
finest qualities.
A special lot of fancy stripe Black Fancy '
Suitings Jl goods selling at 50c a yard.
Our Wash Dress Goods Department aa .
enormous bargain stock here In Ginghams, Sa jl
tines. Percales, Cheviots, Seersuckers, Cotton. v
Challles; Jhe low prices we have put on stand-J
ard makes surpass all other offerings of Infe-
rior goods at small prices.
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