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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MAT 26, 1889.
GOTERSED TOO MUCH.
A Decided Kick From the Settlers of
the Oklahoma Capital.
GUTHRIE'S MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Is Banning Local Affairs in a Somewhat
HEW OFFICALS WITH HIGH S1LABIEB.
Xtxes LeTiefl ufl Charters Granted Without lntltrritj
From the People.
A. protest comes from Guthrie, Oklahoma,
over the manner in which the Council of
that newly settled city is running matters.
It is asserted that they hare adjusted claims
and laid out streets in their own interest.
Tales to a considerable amount have been
levied, and salaried officials appointed. A
charter has been granted to a water com
pany for ten years without the citirens
hiring any voice in the matter.
Washikgton, May 25. Inspector Pick
ltr, of the Interior Department, now in
Guthrie, Oklahoma, has sent a report to
Secretary Jfohle, under date of May 18, on
the situation in that citv. In the course of
lis report, Inspector Pickler says:
For about ten days there has been a stead
ily increasing feeling here among the peo
ple against the City Council of Guthrie.
Ibis Council was very irregularly chosen,
to begin with, and as the people understood,
for the purpose merely ot putting the
machinery of the city in motion. The
Mayor w.is selected by a committee of seven
chosen by a mass meeting, and a committee
of one from each State and territory became
At the time this Council was chosen it
consisted of over SO members, but now num
bers about 15. Grave responsibilities were
forced upon them, and generally they have
assumed and settled them in a creditable
Manner. 3Jiey have preserved order, sur
veyed the town, and practically cleared the
streets. In these matters, ther are com
mended by all.
THEY ABE KICKING.
They have, however, assumed other powers
and undertaken to act in various matters for
which they are very generally and very em
phatically condemned, lhey have appointed
aa attorney at a salary of SLSOO per year, and
an adviser of the Council on arbitration at a
Bxlary In excels of this; a board ot five arbitra
tors on settling the right of possession of lots,
some beinp members of the Council, at 10 per
day, charging each contestant JlObetore bis
case could be he. d, and returning only the SIO
to the party succeeding, and Keeping the re
(Some times there bave been five or six con
testants for tbe same lot. Ther bave granted,
or pretended to grant, a franchise for (?) 10
'years to a company to supply the city with
water, build a bridge across the stream and
grade the streets, and in a like manner hae
taken many such steps against which the citi
zens loudly protest. And further, they are
sow collecting large taxes an occupation tax
of 5 per month, a survey tax, a recorder's tax
on luts, etc.
They bave enacted harsh ordinances, for
violation of which severe penalties are im
posed. They are recklessly spending money
ia paying officials, and are surveying the town
on lines other than those recommended at the
people's meeting in order to save their ow n lots.
THE EAELY OXT5S.
Further, it Is asserted that the members of
the Council are among those who came in oa
Sunday before the 22d and seized all tbe best
lots and that tbe city government has in all
matters protected the interests of these men.
This charge has been made more emphatic
from the fact that tbe cltyCouncil has instruct
ed lis board of arbitration that in considering
xstna is entitled to a lot, the board shall not take
WILL COMMENCE TO-MORROW
SPECIAL Hill SALE
TILL THURSDAY NOON.
37c, 49c, 74c
For Hen's Straight Brim
(Yacht) Straw Hats,
"Worth Douhle the Aboie
These Straw Hats come ia
Milan, Mackinaw, Shancy,
Japanese and Canton Braid.
Our 98c sale of Men's finest
Manilla Hats still continues.
BOYS' and CHILDREN'S
Children's Sailor Straw Hats
at 5c, 19c, 39c, 69c
Boys Straw Hats, in Yacht
and other popular styles, white
and mixed Milan and Mack
inaw, at 24c, 29c, 39c, 49c and
350 dozen of Men's fine
light-colored Derbys, in You
man, Dunlapand Miller shapes,
at $1 74, $2 24 and $.
Cheaper grades from 98c up.
into consideration tbe time of settling as be
fore or atter 4 o'clock, but that priority of set
tlement "n Monday, the 22d, re 'araless of tbe
hour, entitled tbe party to tbe lot.
This tbe people considered in direct conflict
with the President's proclamation. In the last
few days tbe Council has selected two other
boards of arbitration of five each, At a compen
sation of $5 per day each, as claimed by some,
and at 110 per day as claimed by others. Tbe
Council bas transacted much of its business
wltb closed doors. The lawyers have formed a
bar association and were the first to take action
looking to an election of city officers and to
the drafting of a charter to govern them.
A petition was circulated yesterday asking
the Council to call an election to divide the
city into wards and to make a registry of tbe
voters, and asking that tbe election be held
Monday, May 27. Everybody practically signed
tbe petition. Independent of this petition the
citizens held a large mass meeting last evening
on the Government acre. They were very
much in earnest and very determined. Atter
speeches by different persons they passed a
resolution ousting the Mayor and City Council,
and appointed a committee to notify them, and
also passed'a resolution appointing a commit
tee of seven to call a city election, ignoring tbe
present Msyor and Council. At this time
there bad grown to be considerable excitement,
as the friends of the old Council were on the
outside of the building deriding this action.
A PACIFIC SPEECH.
At this juncture, when a few men were urging
an adjournment, leaving the resolution in
effect to oust tbe present Council, there were
loud calls for me from, I think, both sides or
sentiments. I finally took tbe stand. I told
them that in my judgment It was a mistake to
not petition the Majorand Council to call the
election, and that it would most likely result in
two conflicting city governments and great dis
order and confusion, as well as great danger to
tbe public good. That they must admit that
the Council had done much to be commended,
and that I was confident an election
would not be refnsed them. I agreed
with them that they were entitled to
a speedy election by ballot; that they were en
titled to a swom statement from the present
Council as to all moneys collected or paid out;
that the incoming administration should limit
the fees of all officers and boards: should be
economical and should be very carelnl lo re
gard to granting to individuals valuable fran
chises of tbe city without due consideration.
A Mr. Dale, an attorney of Wichita, followed,
advising tbe same course, and at tbe close of
his remarks a motion was made to reconsider
tbe vote declaring tbe offices vacant, but the
Chairman ot the meeting and about a half
dozen others were In
TAVOB OF THE ACTI02T
already taken and declared the motion out of
order, and amid great confusion and no little
excitement tbe meeting was about to be ad
journed, against tbe almost unanimous desire
of those present to carry out my suggestion.
They again called for me, and, quickly mount
ing tbe stand, I very earnestly appealed to
them to act coolly and asked them if the reso
lution they bad passed prevailed, what would
become or the city, without officers and with
out a government n.itil they elected others.
The motion was again made to reconsider and
was carried and a committee appointed to pre
sent petitions to the Mayor requesting him to
call an election. The meeting then adjourned
in good humor. 1 do not think such an emer
gency will arise again. The Conncil will gtant
tbe election in tact, just before tbe close of
tbe meeting it sent word tbat tbe election
would be called for June 10. This, however, is
too late a date to suit the people, and I think
when we confer with tbe Council on this point
tbey will fix an earlier date. The meeting was
unanimous, however, tbat If the Council re
fused to call the election, then the citizens
would call it.
G. A. R., Attention!
This is the last week of your buying a G.
A B. outfit for Decoration Day. Gusky's
are "showing some extraordinary G. A K.
suits at 56, 57 and 58,- and equally great
bargains in white vests, white gloves, G.
A R. caps, etc.
KemowaI Great Western Gun Works
removed'to 70S Smithfield street, iear Lib
erty. J. H. Johnston.
Visitors to Gusky's pants department
will this'week be treated to one of the
freatest surprises in pants bargains ever
card of. A surprise as agreeable as sur
prising. Now come and see what it is.
Yon can easily save a couple of dollars by
Cam. for Frauenheim & Vilsack's cele
brated Pilsner beer, on draught at all first
class bars. ttssu
TILL THURSDAY NOON
25(j for Boys' Shirt Waists,
-good Percales, handsome
for fine French Percale
Shirt Waists, in latest
QQfj for finest Star Shirt
Waists in the country,
regular value i 50.
SI 75 or nbby short-pant
Suits, in mixtures and
checks, fit well and wear well;
regular price 3.
$2 50 or ne aN"W0I short
pant Suits, in hand
some Cassimeres and Cheviots,
well worth $4.
QA for extra quality short
pant Suits, in imported
materials, very stylish; usual
price being $6.
K for finest spring and sum
mer novelties in short-pant
Suits, sold everywhere at 7
$3 50 for Bys' g-pant
Suits, sites 12 to 18;
good and stylish materials.
jjg and up to 10 for your
choice from a grand line
of big Boys' long-pant Suits,
worth $g to 15.
Fob those with only a 510 bill to spend
for a suitGustcy's call attention to the nobby
all wool suits iu bright colors, neat medium
colors and dark colors they are offering at
510 only. Why not see them? It'll take
you but a lew minutes, and you're welcome
to inspect whether you buy or not.
Fine Topaz sherry, full quarts, $1.
Pine Spanish port, full quarts, 51.
For sle at G. W. Schmidt's, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth avenue.
Fob those with only a SloTbill to spend
in a suit Gusky's call attention to the nobby
all wool suitsn bright colors, neat medium
colors and dark colors they are offering at
10 only. Why not see them? Itjll take
yon but a few minutes, and you're welcome
to inspect whether you buy or not.
This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
lty, strength and wbolesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot
be sold in competition with the multitude of
ow est, short weight, alum or phosphate pow
ders. Sold only tn cans. ROYAIj BAKING
POWDER CO, 106 Wall SU N. Y.
WM. GRABO WSKT
Straw Hat Bleachers
"We have now over 200 styleof the latest de
signs in Ladies' Headgear. The new English
Flat Turban, English Higb Tapering Crown
Walking Hat; very neat Bonnets for yonsg
Ladles; tbe comfortable full Bonnet for Grand
ma, and all the best turned up Brim Hats for
Ladies and Misses. For tbe Little Ones, we
have many good shapes. Firefly. Effie, Sadie,
Nev etc: and our Specialty Grabowsky's own
make Sailors. Onr Sailor has been tried to
copy by different parties, but they never got
Ladles hunt up your old fashioned Hat and
Flumes, select of our styles and you will be
pleased; all work intrusted tons will be re
turned within one week. Our large factory and
new machinery with skilled labor only, will
allow this promise. Always get your worJE
done by a mechanic.
707 Penn avenue, opp. Perm Building,
HERBERT WALK Ell
55 NINTH ST.
YOUR CHOICE FROM
DOLLARS WILL DO DOUBLE
It's the manufacturers' loss your and our gain. The
overstocked condition of the wholesale market has
proved a golden opportunity for you and us.
We've made a purchase of 2,400 fine Suits
from an Eastern house that manufac
tures the very best clothing.
They're splendid suits, come
in every shape of sack and frock,
and among them is every shade, mix
ture and combination in light, dark and
medium colors more than 60 different styles
from which to select, none of which cost less than
$12 to make, while many cost $13, $14, and some as
much as $15. We bought the entire lot at a fearful
sacrifice (to the maker) by paying spot cash.
The price paid was only $9 25 per suit, and
now place them on sale at the small
advance of 75c, or $10 for choice.
It was a remarkable purchase,
and we've marked them at an as
tonishingly low price. The lowest,
in fact, ever named for the same ' -
s: excellent qualities. 2:
GRAND ARMY SUITS FOR DECORATION DAY.
We have them from the lowest prices up. Only$i 50 for single G.A.R, Coats and $3 98 for complete Uniforms,
When you ask us for genuine indigo-dye suits, however, then we would point out our genuine Slater and Middlesex
G. A. R. Suits at $6, $7, $8 85 and $10. See our grand display of regulation uniforms in corner window.
.Clippings From Housekeeper's Guide.
Queen Olivevsmall bottles, 13c
Queen Olives, -medium bottles, 25c.
Queen Olives, large bottles, 38c.
(Finest goods in the world.)
Dwyer's very finest, 45, 85c and $ 1 50 per
Plaginol, extra, 33, 50 and 75c per bottle.
Loncon (common),l0,20and25o per bottle.
Corned Beef, 12 and 18o per can.
Chipped Beef, 20c per can.
Deviled meats, 25, SO and 35o per can.
Potted Meats, 25, 30 and 35c per can.
Lunch Tongue. 25 and 50c.
Imported Sardines, 14 and 20c per can.
Imported Boneless Sardines, large can, 34c.
Salmon, 17 and 20a per can.
Salmon Steak, 25 and 45c per can.
English Dairy, 25c per lb.
New York Goshen, 14c per lb.
Boquefort, 42c per lb.
Imported. Swiss, 28c.
Edam, 51 10 each.
Pineapple, extra large, 51 50 each.
OUBIOSITIBS OP COST.
(From Housekeeper's Guide for May.)
The highest priced piano in America is
owned by Mr. H. G. Marquand, of New
York. The works were made by Messrs.
Steinway and Sons, and the case, which was
built in London, was designed and painted
by Alma Tadenia. It cost 548,000.
Sir Donald Smith, of Montreal, is the
owner of the costliest piano ever made in
this country. It is also a Steinway, and
the case was made by Pottier & Stymus. It
cost when landed in Montreal 527,000.
Tbe most expensive sideboard ever made
in the TJuited States is owned by Judge
Harry E. Packer, of Mauch Chunk, Pa. It
covers the whole side of a room, and was
built by Herts .Bros, for 57,000. It is a
marvel of elaborate and beautiful carving.
Mr. J. W. Mackey furnished about 575,000
in weight of silver and paid Tiflany&Co.
5120,000 for the work onlils dinner service,
which thus represents 5195,000.
The late Mrs. Morgan paid 5250,000 for her
necklace. Mrs. Scott Lord is the owner of
a diamond necklace which cost 5250,000.
It is well known among dealers that Min
nie Palmer has been making large invest
ments in diamonds, and she probably has
5225,000 worth of them. The "Cleveland
Stone," ot which she is now the owner,
weighs 424 carats, and cost 540,000.
For other notes of interest send for our
Housekeepers' Guide; mailed free to any
1. HASLAGE k 1,
SELECT FAMILY- GKOOERS,
18 DIAMOND, Market Square,
CONTINUE TILL THURSDAY NOON, WITH THE FOLLOWING MATCHLESS.
2,400 MEN'S FINE SACK AND FROCK DRESS AND BUSINESS SUITS',
IN DARK AND LIGHT PATTERNS.
FOR dZElsT'S SUITS,
WORTH 818 A1TT) $20.
IN OUR POPULAR BRAND
ami t. . a - ,--...,. .
Will he found a combination not
always to be bad.
A Fine Quality of PLUG TOBAC
CO at a Reasonable Price.
Irtokfor the red Htin tag on
If you are looking for a
DON'T FAIL TO GIVE
A FAIR TRIAL.
Ask your dealer for it. Don't take any other.
JNO. FINZEJR & BROS.,
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
S3 Sixth. Street, rittslmrg.
Spectacles and Eyeglasses correctly adjusted
to every defect of sight Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
ARTIFICIAL EYES made to order
and warranted. Alwavs on hand a
large and complete stock. jaS-Trssu'
DO YOTJ INTEND
The Pittsburg Buildine
Plan Co , Architects, 96
Fourth avenue, prepare
plans ana specifications
and superintend erection
of dwellings at lowest
rates consistent with
pood service. Estimates
i . --
Bright clear complexion
Soft healthful skin.
"PEARS'-Hib Great English Complexion SOAPr-SoldEvenfife."
WORK AT THIS
Commencing to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock and con
tinuing for three days and a half (Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and till 12 o'clock on Thursday) we
will offer choice of these 2,400 Suits, not
one of which is worth less than $18 to
$20, at the extremely low price of
$10 for choice. You can
come right in to our Men's Cloth
ing Department to-morrow and make
- your selection from this brilliant line of
Dress and Business Suits, any one of which is
fit and fine enough for most any gentleman, however
particular. This is certainly the chance of a life time.
Don't miss it Be on hand early inthe fray, and
you'll get the suit and size that'll please you.
We want you to see these suits, whether
you want to buy or not, for they are,
beyond cavil, the grandest bar
. gains ever offered to the
people of Pittsburg and vicinity.
This sale will send a cold chill down
the spinal column of the Pitts
::: burg clothiers. s:
Are Ripe for tbe Sickle.
la showing another new shape.
The "SEASIDE"-0c, 74c, 98c, tt 2a
The above cut represents is nobby and
dressva Straw Hat as was ever offered to tbe
hatbaying public It is of medium shape, wide
band ana slightly curled brim, which gives to
tbe wearer a natty anu lannty appearance, we
have tbe Seaside in Mackinaw, Milan. Jap,
Sbanzi and Pearl braids variety enough to
suit an body.
Notwithstanding the cool weather of the
Sast few days, we have been selling a raft of
traw Hats. It's in the air tbat this is coins to
be & great Straw Hat season. Although
we bave made big preparations to meet tbe
great demand, we would nevertheless advise
you to come quickly, so as to get the pick of the
The Hatter and Furnisher,
421 AND 423 SMiTHl'UBLD ST.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled. my28-wjan
All American and European Patented Eye
Glass and Spectacle frames, with glasses of
superior quality, perfectly adjusted to the
A complete stock of Optical and Mathematical
Instruments, Medical Batteries, Photographic
Cameras. The largest and best assortment of
Artificial Eyes, at
NO. 60 FIFTH AVENUE,
NEAR "WOOD STREET.
Telephone No. 1686. my2S 6ff
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a K AG FM ANNS'
TRIBUTE TO OUR TITLE
ACKNOWLEDGED CHAMPIONS OF LOW PRICES.
HOUSEHOLD CREDIT CO.,
4:05 "Wooo; s-b-reetL
FACTS AND FIGURES TO ESTABLISH OUR DESERVING CLAIM.
Price $22, $7 Down, $1 Per Week For Balance.
We haTe thrown down the gauntlet and no house, no matter if thoy do occupy "million
-upon million of acres," has seen fit to pick it up.
READ! CONSIDER! PONDER! SEE!
$4 for 40 yards genuine Chinese Matting.
$10 for 20 yards substantial Ingrain Carpet.
$6 50 for a charcoal lined, solid comfort Refrigerator
$10 for a substantial "good rest" Bed Lounge.
$10 for a veneered panel, ornamental "Wardrobe.
$40 for a solid walnut frame Parlor Suit.
CasZh. ox CzrrecLx-t.,
TO BE HAS OSLY FROM THE
'i ACKNOWLEDGED CHAMPIONSOF LOW PRICES, ft
HOUSEHOLD CREDIT CO.
405 "Wood. S-tn?ee-b.
TILL THURSDAY NOON
QQjj for charming English
Teck Scarfs with flowing
ends, in scores of entirely new
25g for finest Wash Ties, in
cluding a late importa
tion of English Four-in-Hands.
These goods are sold all over
fhe city at 50c See display
R-c fr fine quality fancy
striped and solid colored
French Balbriggan Underwear,
or 1 25 per suit Cheaper
grades of Balbriggan Under
wear at 18c and 48c.
Si 50 or extra ne Frencn
silk stripe Flannel
Overshirts. These Shirts can
not be got elsewhere below
$2 50. Good Flannel Shirts
IFJp for extra quality seamless
100 Balbriggan Half Hose,
fancy or plain, or 2 pairs for
Qq for fancy border Hem
in great variety; 3 for 25c.
Qq for genuine 4-ply Linen
Collars; all sizes and none
but the very latest styles of
turn-down and stand-up. These
collars equal any 15c goods in
SPECIAL SHOE SALE
TILL THURSDAY NOON.
For Ladies' Hand-Sewed
Turned Sole Shoes,
Worth S3 75.-
There are about 750 pairs of
Fine French Dongola Button
Shoes, in two styles of lasts
the common sense, with low
heels and broad toes, and the
opera last, with medium nar
row toes and shapely heels' of
moderate height either plain
or patent leather tipped toes,
in sizes 2 to 6, widths B, C, D
and E. The kid used is as
soft and pliable as the best
French Kid, aud will hold its
luster and wear equally as well.
The soles are very flexible, and
need no "breakiug in," and
any lady wishing an easy-fitting
dress shoe (a thing not easy to
get) for summer wear, should
certainly see these. Our price
has been $5 75 and 'S3 50.
-To-morrow you can take your
choice of .styles at the extreme
ly low price of $2 48.
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