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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH. ' MONDAY, S- MAT 27, 4889.
1 THE TIDE EBBS,
And tlie Drift of Opinion
Ironi Doctors Well Posted
FAVOBS THE HOSPITAL.
Others on the Complaints,
THEI SAY IT IS THE OLD STOEY
Of Ungrateful Charity Patients Biting
Their Healers. '
THAT BOI IS GLAD HIS LEG REMAINS
In publishing information gleaned late
Saturday night, of allegations from seem
ingly interested parties, reflecting on some
of the younger physicians of the Homeo
pathic Hospital, The Dispatch was ham
pered by the fact that the news was such as,
from its very nature, "wouldn't keep," and
the further fact that only a brief interview
in refutation of the allegations could be
given. The treatment of the news,however,
showed the suspicion that there might be
animus in such information; and it seemed
but fair and proper yesterday to supplement
Saturday night's late interview with Dr.
Blair by others, even more strongly in sup
port of the concededly excellent institution.
Dr. J. H. McClelland, President of the
Executive Board of the hospital, was seen
at his handsome home in the East End last
evening. The doctor had not read the
charges made against the institution, but he
, -had been called up by so many people ask
'ing for information during the day that he
was pretty well posted. He took up every
one of the statements seriatim, and this is
what he said:
SENSITIVE AND CHAEITABLE.
The reputation of a hospital is as sensitive as
that of a woman's. The Homeopathic Hospi
tal is purely a charitable institution. Out of
36,000 spent last year, 52G.000 was expended for
tbe treatment of poor people who never paid a
red cent. It Is controlled by a board of 30 trus
tees, and some of the best people In the city
are on that board. There are 21 of
tbe ablest physicians in Pittsburg and
Allegheny on the staff, and we don't
havo more, because they arc not needed.
I am personally acquainted with tho
management of eTery general hospital in the
United States, and with many across the sea,
and the Homeopathic Hospital is managedllfke
them. The death rate of the hospital is abont
one half of any general hospital in the country,
and this doesn't look as if our death rate was
as high as a certain doctor charges. No male
nurses are employed. The very best from all
parts of the country are secured. You can see
how tfficient they must be when men are will
in? to pay $50 a week for them, and not long ago
when we were hard pressed, a gentleman of
fered $50 per day for one. I concluded the hos
pital was too poor to ignore such an offer, and
one of the best was sent.
How can such statements as were made be
true, when two ladies from an association of
SO examine the hospital from top to bottom
once every week T No employe is allowed to
accompany them, and they chat with tbe pa
tients. These ladies report to tbe Board of
Trustees in writing, and if they have any fault
to find or anything to criticise, they do It
freely, and the matters are inquired into by
AS TO YOUNG DOCTORS.
-This hospital is conducted like other general
hospitals. We take young men from the col
leges and make them resident physicians, or
put them "in turn," as we caU. it. All that
tlieie.men do is to carry out tbe orders and in
structions of tbe visiting doctors. They are
not allowed even to cut off afinger. About
400 surgical operations were performed in the
lupital last ear, and everyone of them was
executed bythe regular surgeons, Drs. SeiD
and William, The reputations of these men
speak for them. There is not a particle of
truth in the charges that boys run the institu
tion. Here is my finger, which has laid me up
for two months with a case of blood poisoning,
snd now I will have to spend three months
more in Europe before I will be completely
healed. I got that performing an operation on
a charity patient, and X don't even know the
man's name to-day. Does that look as if the
surgery was attended to By a lot of inexperi
enced men, or doctors -who were not willing to
make great sacrifices? I remember in a speech
at a banquet of physicians In London on
hospitals I spoke of the fascination of tbe work;
that men were willing to give up their best
patients for cases in hospitals that did not
vield a cent and I have not forgotten how that
statement was applauded. It was the experi
ence of every physician at the banquet. More
than once mv patients have toldmetkat that
hospital would be the cause ot their deaths,
since I paid less attention to them than the
poor people In the institution.
I have never known men to suffer in the
Homeopathic Hospital for lack of attention.
More than once have I seen Drs. Seip and
"Williard at the hospital waiting for a patient
who had been hurt to arrive. They had been
telephoned for, and got there before tbe am
bulance, so prompt were they. The report of
that negro boy who haa to have his leg am
putated twice, because it was done carelessly
The nrst time, is a ue out oi me wnoiecioiu,
and the man who made it knows it. As for the
charge of drunkenness, such a thing is not per
mitted around the place. All such persons are
As to that so-called case of careless mixture
of drugs, it was mixed and taken by the drug
clerk himself. He came into the hospital one
night drunk while on duty. He was threat
ened with discharge, and this so worked on his
mind that he took an ordinary dose of mor
phine. This only increased hw highly excita
ble state, and it was reported that be tried to
commit suicide. I pleaded for that drug clerk
myself, for he bad always done well before,
bnt Mr. Metcalf said he would not have a man
who got drunk once even about the hospital,
and he bad to go.
Of course we take all kinds of people for
treatment. Some of them are immoral and
unruly, and we have to handle them severely.
Sometimes they insult the nurse, and we Sire
farced to tell them to leave the hospitak They
go away mad, and start untrue reports, and I
suppose that is how these rumors arose.
AS TO COHTBIBUTIONS.
'What I do not like about the whole affair is
that such charges injure the institution with
tbe people wbo contribute toward its support.
Some or them may believe these stories, while
others are always looking out for excuses to
get out of contributing. As for the statements
themselves, I say they are lies, from beginning
Dr. "W. F. Edmundson, who is one of the
onr obstetricians of the hospital, -said:
I am as tender about the reputation of the
liospital as I am of my own. I remember well
at one time when three physicians in these two
cities paid the running expenses of the hospital
Them-elves. Once in my younger days I went
for a whole year without a suit of clothes to
make my contribution to this institution. Is i t
posslole that men will make such sacrifices
simply to see people maltreated? Surely not,
and tbe charges against tbe hospital bear on
' tbe surlace their own refutation.
But, to go into details. I have no de
sire to repeat what Dr. McClelland has
eiid: but I Indorse every word
of ir. Take tbe case of tbe boy with the white
swelling in bis leg, as reported, wbo wanted to
have tbe limb taken off and the doctors re
fused to do It. The boy is still there, and I
talked to him to-day. Mow grateful be is to
the physicians now that they didn't carry out
jus repeatea requests, lie is almost well, ana
lias the free use of his leg in the bargain. Why
should anybody's limb bo cut off i hen it can
ue savear rue coy erica to me ana saia he
w-as sorry that anyone should have used his
complaints, made while suffering great pain, to
bring the institution into disrepute.
THOSE nrJUBED Br ACCIDENT.
It is said by one doctor that the majority of
cases of Injury by accident go to other hos
pitals. This is not true, as the Homeopathic
Hospital gets its share. Nearly all tbe men
injured in tbe mills along the river, or on the
panhandle, Baltimore and Ohio and Lake Erie
Toads are taken to the Homeooathic, while in
tother parts of the city they go to tbe hospitals
(located In the neighborhood. Why, those ten
men injured in the mine at Mover, for exam
pie, were sent to the Homeopathic Hospital.
When men are seriously hurt they should be
removed to tbe nearest place where they can
be properly attended to.
Concerning tho remark of the doctor who
said that practiced doctors should be placed In
the hospital, all I can do is to point to the list
of men on the staff. They are such physicians
as Drs. J. H. McClelland Cooper, Seip, Wil
llard, Wilson, the Drs. Horner and Hoffman,
Wlnslow, Rankin, Martin, Miller and others.
Many of them are old men, and have had years
of experience. I am on the staff, and have
been practicing 17 years, and I do not think
that I am a baby in tbe business. These re
ports have been started by disgruntled persons,
or some one has gone away dissatisfied.
As to the charge tbat the hospital is run in
I the interest of a few, this is not true. We
can't take in everybody, and every man on tbe
staff mun work for his spurs. 1 expect to be
promoted some day as others drop out, and new
ones will be added. I think that the allopathic
doctors would like to get hold of tbe hospital,
al least one of them seems to be making a
strong bid for it. I wonder how well he could
run a hospital If he had one.
ALL TENDING ONE WAY.
Nothlns bnt Praise of the Institution That
Those Few Chose to Criticise The
Other physicians, on both sides, were in
terviewed yesterday as tothe hospital. Dr.
Charles H. Hoffman was first seen, and he
talked liberally to the reporter on the sub
ject. "Of course," said he, "we are not
supposed to be perfect in onr management of
the hospital; but I can say that during my
professional experience among hospit
als in the East I have never
seen one that is managed with more consis
tent system and discipline. It has been
charged that the resident physicians were
incompetent to attend to- cases in the institu
tion. Let me say right here that all resi
dent physicians are subject to the order of
their superiors, and they never treat a
patient without it is in cases of emergency,
such as accidents, which would necessitate
immediate attention; like excessive bleed
ing from injuries, etc.
"The visiting physician may be ont at
tending to his private practice, but he is
notified as soon as possible. It is not to be sup
posed that a man's life will be jeopardized
by waiting for the visiting doctor.
"As to the ability of the 'resident,' this is
unquestioned, if the Examining Board are
at all competent There is no favoritism
shown, and each year a competitive
examination is held, in which
many contestants who have just grad
uated from college take part.
The one passing the most meritorious ex
amination is selected to fill the position for
a year and a half. There is no salary at
tached, and, what is more creditable, every
physician must be a co-operator and con
tribute $100 toward the maintenance of the
"There is a better corps of nurses there
now then ever before. The training school,
under the guidance of Hiss Wright, for
merly of Belle vue HospitaljNew York City,
has brought about most satisfactory results,
and every lady serving in it has graduated
an excellent nurse. Some of them command
.big salaries outside.
"All this dissatisfaction and comment
of detriment emanates from charity patients.
This has been my experience, the world
over. We don't hear of anything from the
rich or 'paying' patients. It is only a mor
bid sense of imagination, and I am sure
there can be no reasonable cause for such in
the hospital here. The case cited in the pa
per I remember, and Ford's leg received
proper treatment; but his system was in a
state which would not allow the bones to
knit readily. It is the same old story of in
gratitude shown in return for charity."
HE SAID NOTHING ILL.
Dr. H. G. Briggs was called on, at his
home on Ml. Washington. He was once
resident physician at the hospital, and said:
"I don't know of any place where the pa
tients receive better treatment, Jtfo matter
whether you are a paying or charity patient,
the attendance from nurses and physicians
is equally good. Often there were patients
in the hospital paying so much a week,
lying alongside charity ones, receiving the
same treatment." v.
Doctor Eoseau, of Penn avenue, said:
"It is almost impossible to neglect patients,
as they are nnder tbe eye ot competent and
faithful people. The young physicians are
not allowed to perform surgical operations,
only upon patients in the dispensary. The
capital, or important, cases the older visit
ing doctors take care of."
Dr. J. B. McClelland, of Penn avenue,
has had more, probably, to do with the
hospital than any other physician. He i as
particularly displeased at the charges made,
and branded them "scurrilous and mali
cious." "Your reporters have been grossly
misinformed," said he. The doctor ex
plained at length what has been said by the
other physicians, and ended by saying:
"My opinion is, and of every level-minded
man, I m sure, that the charges made are
During the day many people were ques
tioned regarding the stories; both those who
had been confined there and ones who had
business relations there. Some thought
that favoritism was practiced, as also sub
serviency of a high official to certain out
The last published statistics show a death
rate of 87 during the year, while tbat of the
West Penn Hospital was 144.
BETTER THAN A TARIFF.
So Says Mr. James Chambers of Bis New
Tank System of Glass Making It Will
Shot Out Chrnp Importations.
Mr. James Chambers, of the firm of
Chambers & McKee, owners of the large
tank furnaces for the manufacture of win
dow glass, at Jeannette, left last evening for
Philadelphia, where Mr. McKee, his part
ner, nov is. At the Union station Mr.
Chambers spoke of the success of the tanks,
and the effect they would have upon the
glass business. According to Mr. Chambers'
statement, foreign window glass will stand
a very poor show in this country
in the future. The factory at
Jeannette will not kill the business of the
other manufacturers here, but it will, he
says, have the effect of shutting out the
European product by competition. Mr.
Chambers says it will do it more effectually
than a nigh tana would. Me added:
There is a great amount of grumbling being
done abont the success of the tanks at Jean
nette. Tbe other manufacturers here will
have to introduce the same system if they want
to keep up with the procession, or they will
have to go ont of the business.
One by one tbey will .have to re
place their old clay-pot furnaces, as that
way of making glass is too expensive now.
The reason there has been so much window
gliss imported into this country was because it
was so cm
Bv the hse or the tank f nrn&neii
in England and Belgium, tbe manufacturers
there were enabled to make it much cheaper
than we could and conseauentlv undersold ns.
It was not the fault of the tariff tbat the
hundreds of thousands of boxes of glass came
to this country each year: but it was on ac
count of tbe tank sjstem, by the use of which
tbe cost of prodnction was made less than
with the old clav-pot method. By using the
tanks at Jeannette we expect to shut this glass
out of tho market.
Tiro Allegheny Wife Beaters.
Two wife beaters were before Mayor Pear
son yesterday morning. Officer Kalmyer
arrested Paul Schweider at his home, No.
24 Howard street, for kicking and abusing
his wife, and the prisoner got 60 days. At
1 o'clock yesterday morning morning Offi
cer Gerber gathered in Charles Scheik, of
Lowrie street, lor a like offense. He was
made to pay $15 and costs.
Better Thnn Ever Before.
The Oakland Hotel at St. Clair Springs,
Michigan, has been elegantly refitted and
is open for guests in better shape than ever
oefore. This resort is remarkably famous.
'EAS WIMAN IS HERE
Prepared to Make His Plea for Com
mercial Union With Canada.
EE IS OPPOSED TO ANNEXATION.
The Millionaire Hakes a Point in Favor
AND PKA1SES THE GAME OF BASEBALL
Mr. Erastus Wiman, of Staten Island,
who will address the Chamber of Commerce
on tbe subject of commercial union with
Canada, is at the Duqucsne. Mr, Wiman
is a crank on baseball, and one of the
easiest men to approach. In appearance he
resembles Chauncey Depew, and is not far
behind tbejpostprandial speaker in the free
use of his tongue. He is a very lucid, enter
taining talker, and his statements are in
variably clear and to the point. In the
course of a very pleasant chat last night
Mr. Wiman said:
I am here Tor two things: the first to try an
experiment with the JIcAuley coal economizer
at Moorhead Bros', mill in Sharpsburg to
morrow. Tho machine pulverizes coal as fine
as powder by counter currents of air. It is the
principle of the cyclone practically applied. In
the experiment I will-attempt to reheat a ton
of iron with 400 pounds of coal, tit a cost of less
than 50 cents. To do this work it would take SI
worth of natural gas. You see, the machine
makes the coal slack so fine that it is trans
muted into heat easily and at once, making the
hottest kind of a fire.
NO BOUNDABIES NEEDED.
Then in the second place I am Interested in
tbe obliteration of all commercial boundaries
on the American continent; but then I do not
care to anticipate my speech too much, lam
opposed to annexation, but I do favor a com
mercial union. The two countries united
would be too big. Leave Canada alone in this
respect. ,They enjoy as much freedom nnder
England as we do, a free people. The Ameri
can Kevolution taught the English rulers a
lesson, and they have kept their hands off
Canada to a great extent.
The country north of us possesses more
wheat producing territory than the United
States, They have coal, iron, copper and other
minerals in abundance; in fact tbey have the
iron ore tbat Pittsburg needs. This is the
reason why I am going to try to interest Pitts
burgers in this subject of commercial union.
I want the people ot this city to unite with oth
ers in giving Canada an invitation to trade
with us free and without duty. It is only
5,000.500 per year stands in the way, anil
this amount divided among the people would
only be the loss of a good cigar to everybody,
but for it we would have the privilege of ex
changing commodities without restrictions
with the Canadians: that Is I am anxious to see
Canada accept Pittsburg products free, and
put a duty on Birmingham's.
NOT FOE JOSEPH.
When Joe Chamberlain was in the country I
told him that, five years from now, when he is
Prime Minister, I would be one of a committee
to ask the Queen and bim to sign a Canadian
bill giving the people the privilege of exclud
ing English goods from the country and
brineing in American products and man
ufactured articles, or, in other words, one
part of the kingdom will legislate against an
other part in favor of a hated rival.
"Well," said Chamberlain. "I will entertain
you any time when jon come to see me: butl
don't nant you to come on snch a mission."
People should remember tbat altitude, not
latitude, determines tbe climate. It is fonr
degrees warmer in the region of tbe Hudson
Day than along Lake superior, w cat an enor
mous amount of wheat growing territory, there
fore, lies in British America, and some day it
will be cultivated. There are reasons why
Canada has not developed farl passu with the
United States. Immigrants naturally turned
to the States. As soon as they land in Castle
Garden they feel tbat they are sovereigns,
while in Canada they would not have such
Yes, 1 belong to the great English salt syn
dicate. There is money in it for the producers,
and the combination
WILL MAKE SALT CHEAPEB. .
I am surprised that the Pittsburg salt men
refuse to join. Why, I jumped at the chance.
Well, they can remain outside, but tbey will
have a gigantic cencern to fight. You know I have
a theory tbat competition does not make cheap
prices. Tbe people have to pay for It. The
Standard Oil Company has reduced the price
of oil. as the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany has lowered telegraph rates. I can't say
oq the other hand, that I believe in
combinations altogether, but yet I feel snre
they do more good for the people than the rage
for competition. This thing of cutting throats
never helped anybody,
"Tbe other dav I entertained at a dinner on
Staten Island 12 salt men who own three
fourths of the entire salt interests in America.
From the windows they watched tbe New York
team down Pittsburg. Ah. my bov. it is a treat
game, and that little backstop of yours is a
And here Mr. Wiman wentoff into the air
in rhapsodies over the national game, and
before he landed on terra firma once more
the reporter had quietly slipped away..
THE STATE HEALTH BOARD.
It Holds Its Twelfth Annual Meeting In This
City Mny 30 Many Tilnl Subjects to be
The State Hoard of Health, will hold its
twellth regular meeting at the Anderson
Hotel, this city, next Thursday, May 30, at
10 a.m. Nearly the whole time of the
board will be taken up in hearing the re
ports of different medical inspectors, com
mittees, etc. The reports of the ravages of
different diseases throughout the State, and
how they were managed, promises to he in
teresting as well ns of great value, from the
Among the reports to be made" having
a direct bearing on a practice liable to
spread disease any time, is that of a false
death certificate, which led to an outbreak
of scarlet fever in Ohio.
The pollution of ice supply will be a sub
ject of vital interest discussed.
The Philadelphia Board of Health will
submit a communication bearing on the dis
position of hospital rags and bandages in
Pennsylvania hospitals.' The Pennsyl
vania Railroad will also offer a circular "on
Inspector Dudley will make report of the
diphtheria scourge'at the mountain town of
Gallitzin, Pa., which carried off so manv
of its inhabitants a short time since, and
created something of a panic. .
The University of Pennsylvania will pre
sent a petition for the establishment of a
Chair of Forestry. Many other subjects of
vital interest to the health and welfare of
the State will be discussed, and the meeting
promises to be one ot the most interesting
STEDCE WITH A CLUB.
An Allegheny Man Injured la an Early San
day Morning Flgbr.
A big fight occurred at Woods' Eun early
yesterday morning, and one of the partici
pants, Patrick Gailey, was badly injured.
Officers Richardson and Sheer arrested five
of tbe men, Michael Monahan, James Steel,
James Koach, and James Monahan. The
injured man was covered with blood, which
flowed from two large wounds on the head.
He was taken to Dr. Shaw'e office, where
his injuries were dressed.
At the hearing before Mayor Pearson yes
terday morning it was shown that Michael
Monahan had struck Gailev with a club.
He was committed to jail'to await the result
ot his victim's injuries, and Galley was
sent to the hospital. The other participants
in the fight were each fined $10 and costs.
Coder an Ugly Shadow.
Louis Bevilacqua, an Italian who has
been in this country about a year, is in the
Thirty-sixth ward station house, charged
with outrageous assault yesterday afternoon
upon little Emma Stittner, aged 11 years,
who went from her West End home and
bought 5 cents worth of candy of the de
fendant, at the store ot Peter, his brother,
196 Main street, and was there decoyed and,
it is alleged, assaulted with ugly intent.
A SERMON TO SOLDIERS.
Bov. T. J. Leak's Address Last Klgbt He
Pays a Hlgti Tribute to Privates 1,400
The North Avenue ME. Church, Alle
gheny, was crowded lastnfeht, and fully
600 persons were turned away, being unable
to gain admittance. This church has a
seating capacity for 1,000, and about 400
more attended the services, filling the
aisles and gallery. The sermon was for the
members of the Allegheny posts of the G.
A. B., Nos. 88, 128 and 162, and about 160
attended in full uniform.
Eev. T. J. Leak, D. D., the pastor, deliv
ered an ' interesting sermon on "A Tribute
to the Private Soldier." His text was
James i., 9. He spoke of the citizen sol
diery, the privates, as being the heroes of
the great Rebellion. Although the names
df.the Generals and leaders in the late war
have found places in the history of the
United States, the .heroes were the privates,
many of whom were capable of filling the
places of their Captains and higher officers.
The great army of the United States in our
war for the Union was peculiarly organized.
It was not composed of men who had been
regularly educated for tbe work of the sol
dier, as are so many of tbe armies of Europe.
It was not made up of conscripts, whohad been
unwillingly pressed into the service; it was, a
volunteer soldiery, actuated by motives, not
of ease or of gain or of ambition for glory, but
by motives of patriotism. Their country
was in danger, the flag of, their fathers
was threatened; and when the echoes of tbe
first gun tbat was fired upon Fort Surapter
swept throughout our laud, a fiery indignation
was aroused, and the hearts of loyal citizens
that led the farmer to leave his plow, tho me
chanic his tools, the merchant his business, tho
lawyer and the physician their practice, and
even the preacher the sacred desk, that they
might defend tho Government that had al
ready cost so much to establish and maintain.
They were an intelligent soldiery.
To tbe heroism of these private soldiers I
would call your attention at this time. Thev
were heroes in surrendering what they did.
Heroism is not to be measured merely by what
one achieves on tho field of battle. Tbero are
many men in our country to-day there are
probably some before me at this hour who
wouia now do weauny. learaeu aau uonoreu,
but tbat the most necessary four years of their
lives in preparation for such.results were spent
amid tbe hardships of war.
Let others, then, proclaim the honors due to
great generals; and I would not withhold from
them a single breath of merited praise: but to
night I speak of the sacrifices, the sufferings
tbe heroisms and the martyrdoms of our com
mon soldiery, many of whose bodies rest in un
"Now bring your flowers, your roses of rich
est carmine, your pinks and violets of beau
teous hue, your camelias of immaculate white
ness; bring flowers ot every form and color;
bring tnem in pyramids, in crosses ana anchors
and crowns; bring them in wreaths
and bouquets; bring them in every
form that affection and skill
can suggest; pile them high in their beauty
and fragrance upon the graves of our untitled
heroes; water them with your tear?, bind them
with tbe chords of your gratitude, and, as the
breezes fan and tbe sun rays kiss tbe beautiful
floral monument, declare tbat thus shall honor
add affection ever be heaped upon tbe citizen
soldiery of our country, who volunteered to
suffer in her defense.
And now, my friends, let me exhort you to be
heroes In the moral warfare of life, as you have
already been upon tbe field of battle. Lift
your voices and exert your influences against
every form of vice and sin. Conquer self, and
devote your lives to the service of the Great
Captain of onr Salvation.
THAT P. & 7. REDUCTION.
General Manager McDonnld Says
Only Laid OflT a Few Men.
In regard to the changes that have taken
place among the employes of the Pittsburg
and Western Railroad, General Manager
McDonald said yesterday:
"We have not made many changes, and
those that have been made were not of an
unusual character. We have justcompleted
the work of the change from the narrow to
the standard gauge system, and found tbat
there were a number of men on the construc
tion pay rolls whose services could be dis
pensed with. -As wc had finished all the
constrnction we intended to do, there was no
further use for the men, and we decided to
lay them off. It tfas only a measure of J
economy on tbe part or the company, and
there was nothing else in it.
"We have not'reduced wages in any de
partment, nor do we intend to. None of
our employes need have any Tears that sal
aries will be cut down. Whenever we find
tbat a man's services are not necessary we
will let him go,"
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
Many Matters of Mncb and Little Moment
Whoever voted ia Jane before ?
Mb. James McGinlet, went to Philadel
phia last evening.
The campaign waxeth. This doesn't neces
sarily mean that it won't turn out "wet," how
ever. 'Squtbe A. H. Leslie left last evening for
Chicago to attend the annual convention of the
Good Templars, to be held there, beginning
Robert Casket. Lindsey Grler and J.
Boughton addressed a Constitutional amend
ment meeting at tbe Hcrron Hill reservoir yes
Colonel Wm. H. Moodt Post No. 155, G.
A. B., attended services at the First German
Protestant Evangelical Church, on Jit. Wash
ington, last evening.
Waltee F. West was committed to Jail
yesterday for court trial by 'Squire Peffner, of
Homestead, on a charge of cruelty to children,
preferred by Constable McBroom.
Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, had an un
usually large hearing yesterday morning.
Justice was meted out to 18 prisoners who had
been gathered in duriqg the night.
Michael Conroy, who was stabbed on
West Carson street late Saturday night, was
reported to be in a dangerous condition last
night. The police have not arrested his as
sailant Htreng's rag and iron warehouse on Gerst
alley, Allegheny, caught fire f rom a defective
flue yesterday afternoon. The blaze was extin
guished by tbe Grant engine company with a
loss of about S100.
The Southside Medical Society will meet to
night and take steps to raiso funds for the new
hospital. Tbe building is being put into condi
tion, and it is expected that it will be ready
to occupy by June 1.
The Allegheny Turners held a very enjoya
ble picnic in a grove about six miles out the
Evergreen road yesterday. There were five
large Wagon loads of Turners, and one or two
wagon loads of refreshments,
Thomas Gallagher and Thomas tteddy,
two young men from Homewood. were violently
thrown from a buggv while driving yesterday,
and tbe former received a sprained ankle and
other slight Injuries. Reddy was unhurt
Habbt Holdane, Freight Agent of the
National Tube Works, left last evening for
New York, to attend a meeting of the Classifi
cation Committee of the Trunk Line and Cen
tral iramc Association, io ue nem in that city
Robert Williams, an old man living on
Beaver avenue, near Washington avenue Alle
gheny, fell down a flleht of stairs at lilo t,
yesterday morning, dislocating his shoulder
blade and injuring his back. He was attended
by Dr. Miller.
Captain DAK SrLvrs has a pocketbook
containing a small sum of money and a slip of
paper bearing the name "H. H. Slifer," which
he found at tbe Exposition building Saturday
Tbe owner can recover it by seeing Captain
Silvus unless the owner should happen to be
Joint McCurdt, aged 43 and a pafnter by'
inuvi uivu Euuucmj ub EiuuoKen on Saturday
afternoon. The Corner deputized 'Squire
Burke to hold an inquest, which resulted in a
verdict of death from excessive alcoholism
The deceased was a member of the G. A. E.'
but It Is not known with what post he was con'
W. C. T. Uf No. held an amendment meet
ing In the Southside market square yesterday
afternoon. Mrs. J. M. Foster presided, and
addresses were made by Mrs. M. Youngson and
Mrs. b. E. Hammett This union will hold a
strawberry and ice cream festival at their
rooms in the Moorhead building Thursday
May 3a "
About 10.30 o'clock last night Lieutenant
Booker, Special Officer Kelly and several other
officers raided a ' speak-easy" on West Carson
street and arrested and locked up M. A. Clarke.
Mr. Clarke had his bar in bis cellar, where
there were one man and two women. Mr
Clarke was serving beer from a keg labeled
"Lager beer, from the J. Walker Brewing Com.
pany, Cincinnati. O." The police say he has
been doing a big business recently.
A TOPGH TASK DONE.
The Retail Liquor Dealers Assess
ment Has Been Completed.
THEREYEN0E CONSIDERABLY IESS
Bnt the Individual Saloon .Keepers Bated
Higher Than last lear.
HOW THE FIGUEES"WEEE DETERMINED
The Board of Assessors have abont com
pleted tbe business tax assessment for 1889,
and on Friday and Saturday last the retail
saloonkeepers of the city received notices of
toe amount they had been assessed. The
Board of Assessors wduld not famish a list
of the assessments, taking the ground tbat
it would be unfair for them to make public
the amount of, business done by private
A member of the Board was seen yester
day and, when pressed upon the matter,
consented to give a general statement cover
ing the saloon assessments, though he abso
lutely refused to famish any names. aid
"Of course you know there'are very few
saloonkeepers who ever make retnrns of
their business, and the assessments were in
most cases fixed upon calculations made by
the Board themselves. We have completed
the business tax of saloonkeepers, and we
have, had a lot of hard work in fixing upon
what we consider a just and equitable
assessment, fair to all. As I said before, a
few saloonkeepers came to us and made a
sworn statement of the business they ex
pected to do this year, and they desired, a's
do men in all branches of business, that the
figures he not made public, and tt Is the
opinion of the Board that their wishes
should be respected.
"The revenue to the city from the retail
liquor business will not be as great as the
Finance Committee anticipated when tbe
appropriation ordinance was dratted, yet it
will not fall so very far short after all if
our figures aie not proven to be far ont of
HOW IT WAS DONE.
"There are 93 retail saloons in the city
this year, as you know, and the board cal
culated that these will do nearly as much
business as did the whole number licensed
last year. This belief had some effect on
our decisions, of course. Then the License
Court helped us out considerably this year
by demanding of each applicant for a
license a statement oi tne ousmess uoue ay
him during the past yean
"The Court kept a record of these state
ments and kindly furnished us with one
when requested to do so. When we made
our assessment this year we took these state
ments, compared them with the assessments
of last year, then with the retnrns made by
such saloon keepers as did make returns
this year, and then we figured how much
such dealer's business would be increased
through the decreased number of saloons.
This system of figuring increased the tax
on all the saloons proportionately, and the
increase over tbe whole number amounts to
considerable. For instance, one well-known
dealer in the lower part of the city who was
assessed on a business of $23,000 last year is
assessed on $40,000 this year. Another as
sessed on $40,000 last year is assessed on
550,000 this vear. This is the largest saloon
assessment this year, and but one dealer is
assessed that high, though there are a num
ber assessed at $40,000, which was the high
est assessment last year. A great many sa
loons were assessed last year as low as $5,000
and $6,000, but this year
THE LOWEST IS $15,000,
and there are but few that low. Tbe major
ity this year are assessed above $20,000.
"One trouble we have had in making our
assessments is the unreliability of the state
ments made by the dealers. An instance '
that will illustrate my meaning is as fol
lows: "A well-known saloon man who received
a license this year testified in court that he
had done a business of from $30 to $40 per day
for the last year, making a total of $10,920.
He came to the Board of Assessors a few
days ago and made affidavit to a business of
$7,800. Now, both these statements could
not be correct, so we had to judge for our
selves in this case, as many others. Last
year we had this man assessed at $18,000,
and we have sicce found that our figures
were none too high, This year we have
fixed him at $30,000, and 1 don't think we
are higher than we should be.
"But from what lhave told you you will
be able to form an idea of how much we
will get from the saloons at a millage of 10
mills this years."
WANTS 1I0EE FANATICISM.
Edward ulnrpby Snjm Tbey Ought io Have
More of It In the Campaign.
T. E. Murphy addressed a largely-attended
meeting in the Union Baptist
Church, on South Nineteenth street, last
evening. The speaker continued on the
subject ot temperance reform, upon which
he spoke in the afternoon. Beferring to
John Pounds and Father Mathcw, he said
the same spirit which animated them in
their reforms was prompting the temper
ance advocates, and is worthy of the careful
thought of all good citizens.
In regard to tne speech delivered by Will
iam Walls Saturday night, he said: "If you
call this fanaticism, thanks to God for a
fanaticism that never broke up a home,
filled a jail, populated a workhouse, "built
an orphan asylum 'tor sent the son of a
broken-hearted mother to the penitentiary.
Let us force as much of this kind of
fanaticism into this campaign as possible."
TO THE HiBEKNIAXS' COJSYEMIOiV. "
The Names of Those Wbo Will go From
This City to Johnstown.
Major Felix McKnight, of the A. O. H.
B. ot E., has issued an order to nil com
panies sending delegates to the Fortieth
Annual Convention of the Hibernians to
be held at Johnstovrn,"Wednesday, the 29th
They are requested to be on, hand at the
Union station at 9 o'clock sharp. The dele
gates who will go from this citv are Captain
John Crowley, William Flinn, John Dixon,
Captain Daley, Patrick McGuire, Thomas
Carney, Heury Friei, Captain McGirr,
William Madden, Captain Coyne, Patrick
McDermitt, Henry Shields and Michael
A Poddler's Offense.
Dennis Delany, a puddler living in
Shipman's row, Woods Kun, was arrested
Saturday midnight by Officer William
Speer. At the hearing yesterday morning
the officer testified that Delany had picked
up one of his children while drunk and
thrown it against the bedstead. The hear
ing was continued until this morning in
order that additional evidence can be pro
duced. Ho Choked Ills Mother.
A young man named Harry Chambers
was arrested at his home on Corry street,
Allegheny, early yesterday morning ou
complaint of his mother. She alleged be
fore Mayor Pearson at tbe hearing that her
son had knocked her down, choked her,
and nearly killed her. He was given 90
days to the workhouse.
Christy on Prohibition.
B. C. Christy spoke in behalf of the
amendment in the Bingbam Street M. E.
Church, Southside, last night. He gave an
outline of his observations in Iowa, where
he said prohibition was a complete success.
Stolen Smokes Tor Sunday.
Thieves entered William Dougherty's
cigar store at 410 Bediord avenne early yes
terday morning and stole about $30 worth
of tobacco and cigars.
THE POLICE INTERFERED.
A Lively Temperance Meeting Where tbe
Officer Toole a Band.
The ladies of the Moorehead Union of the
W. C. T. TJ. had a large meeting in front
of the Moorehead building on Grant street
yesterday alternoon, and the police inter
fered to have the sidewalks kept free.
When the crowd was largest and a cornet
had been played to attract the masses Cap
tain TJnterbaum appeared on the scene and
said he wanted tbe sidewalks kept clear.
Jonah Boughton, always ready to do battle
for the temperance cause, was making a
speech at the time, and he replied: "I
thought that was what the city paid you for
When the crowd heard the answer, a man
who would talk back to the Captain i of the
First district seemed a hero in their eyes,
and they set up a cheer for Boughton and
temperance. Instead of clearing the pave
ment, the crowd packed it more densely.
Captain TJnterbaum insisted on the side
walk being reserved for pedestrians, and
Mr. Boughton invited him to clear it, at
the same time stoutly maintaining that peo
ple had a right to stand on their own door
steps and talk.
As the ladies bad a hall in the Moorehead
building, he held that they conld stand on
the steps and talk. There was a spirited
debate, which was constantly interrupted
bv cheers, and Mr. Boughton continued his
address, interspersing it with remarks that
were not calculated to make the police feel
very friendly. But they pleased the crowd,
and they cheered all the harder.
Soon the noise became so great that speak
ing was impossible. Mr. Boughtou yielded
the floor, and the women took it. They
formed in n solid mass in the vestibule and
started to sing temperance hymns. They
kept this up amid cheers, until it finally
became too noisy; then they went up to toe
nail and held an indoor meeting.
STABBED IH THE BECK.
Where tho Brewery &eg Trade Got In Its
Work Saturday Nlghf.
Two informations were yesterday lodged
before Magistrate McKenna as a result of
the cutting affray which happened on Sat
urday night. The principals are Frank
Mackwaik, T. Mackwaik and T. Stawicky.
The account of the affair is a very much
mixed up one, as none of the principals
can talk English.
It seems that the principals live in the
same court in Mulberry alley, near
Twenty-seventh street, and on Saturday
night there was a dance and a
keg of beer in the coart During the
evening, T. Mackwaik and F. Stawicky
quarreled. While Frank Mackwaik, who'
is the father of the other by tbe same name,
was walking in the yard he was attacked
and stabbed in the back of the neck. A
wound an inch and a half deep was inflicted.
The Dlade had fortunately glanced off on
something inside the neck band, otherwise
the wound would have caused death.
Stawicky had an ugly gash on the hand,
which he claimed was inflicted by the young
man, T. Mackwaik.
ITALIAN MISSION CLOSED.
Ncnrly 1,000 Confessions at St. rani's
Cathedral Last Week.
The Italian mission at St. Paul's Cathe
dral closed last evening. During the week
there were nearly 1,000 confessions heard.
The exercises were nearly the same as those
of tbe mission of the English speaking
Catholics, just two weeks before.
The services last evening were conducted
by Father Morielli, who delivered a touch
ing farewell sermon. A pleasant feature
of the Italian mission was the con
gregational singing of those present.
A rich volume of melody floating through
the old cathedral attracted many visitors to
the church. The congregational singing
will be a regular exercise at the Italian
church in the basement of the cathedral.
Tbe church will be opened next Sunday by
Father Vincentius. The idea of congrega
tional singing among the English speaking
members of the parish is growing in favor.
A great number of tbe Italians who at
tended the mission had not been inside a
church since they left their native country.
They would not go to the cathedral on ac
count of not wishing to be brought into con
tact with the Americans of the parish.
ACCIDENTS ON THE CABLE LINE.
The Festive Grip Car Bad Another Dav of
A number of slight accidents occurred on
the Fifth avenue cable line yesterday.
Freddie Dugan, a 3-year-old boy, was play
ing on Fifth avenue near the corner of
Marion street, last night and was run down
by car No. 9. The front wheel passed over
the little fellow's right foot, cutting off the
small toe of that member.
While Patrick Duffy, the Grant street
saloon keeper, was driving out Fifth avenue,
near Soho street, a boy named James
Bolster, aged 7 years, was running across
the street to get out of the way of a cable
car. He ran right into the barouche. The
lad was knocked down and the front wheel
of the vehicle passed over his right side.
Dr. Winslow, who was driving past at the
time, stopped and examined the boy. He
found that the lad had suffered some in
Peter Schreiber, an East End butcher,
while driving along Fifth avenue, near the
corner of Dinwiddie street, collided with
car No. 12. His horse was severely injured.
A GASH IN HIS MOTHER'S HAND.
The Evidence ofllovr John Bark Assaulted
Bis Best Friend on Earth.
Mrs. Mary Bark, an old lady, came to
Central Station yesterday afternoon weep
ing as if her heart would break, and asked
to have an officer sent to her bouse on Hill
street to arrest her son, who, she iaid, had
been abusing her. She showed to the
sergeant her right hand, from which the
thumb had been nearly severed, and said
her boy bad done it with a "broken tumbler.
Detective Fitzgerald went after John
Burk, tbe 18-year-old son(,v who tried to
escape out of the back door when he saw the
officer coming, but was finally captured and
taken to the Central Station in the patrol
Smoke the best La Perla del jf.umar clear
Havana Key West cigars. Thres for 25c.
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth avenue.
Elgin or Wnltunm Silver Watches,
Hunting or open face, stem wind, and war
ranted first-clnss timekeepers; prices, $12,
$15, $18, $25; $27. Call at E. P. Roberts &
Sons', corner Fifth ave. and Market st.
Black Goods The most completed as
sortment of thin summer fabrics we have
ever shown, both all wool and silk and wool;
all prices from 50c per yd. upward. I
MWTSU J1UGUS fi! HACKE.
$1 iron-irame grenadines ac oc; $2 lion
frame grenadines at $1 50. Full lineSof
other grenadines at intermediate prices and
equal values. isoggs s uvul,
Excursion to Valley Camp
On Decoration Dav. Bound trip
50 cents, good to return on Monday,
open for the day.
Smoke the best La Perla del Fumar clear
Havana Kev West cigars. Three for 25c.
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth avenue.
PABIS Bobes Those $25 and $30 robes,
which ire have reduced daring our clear
ance sale to $15 each, are selling rapidly;
tbose wanting a positive bargain should
come at once while the -assortment is still
good. Hugus & Hacke.
A JUDIWAL JDEY.
Carter's Censor Want to Know the Sen
tence Before Rendering a Terdlet A
Remarkable Sunday XpUade.
A special session of Criminal Court was
held yesterday morning to give the jury in
the Carter-Gross murder trial opportunity
to bring in a verdict. It was shortly after
10 o'clock that Judge Mageo tookjhis place,
on the bench, and the Court was opened by
Crier Patterson in regular form. No one
was present outside of the Court officials ex
cept tbe attorneys interested in the case.
It was known" that the jury had not
agreed, but were coming into Court to ask
for instructions. Tbe jurors filed into Court
and the foreman made known their wants.
He prefaced his statement with the asser
tion that his question was not to be taken
as an indication of what the verdict would
be, and then asked what the penalties were
for murder in the second degree. The ju
rors, he said, wanted this information.
Judge Ma gee replied that the jurors had
nothing to do with the penalty. It was
their province to determine the degree of
guilt, if any-existed; but tbey had nothing
to do with the penalty that mighf be im
posed under the verdict.
The jury then retired and Judge Magee
adjourned the courtuntil this morning at 10
o'clock. The action of the jury in asking
the question created some surprise. The
matter has been repeatedly ruled on in
Pennsylvania, and few juries are charged
without this point , being touched upon.
Some of the members ot this jury have sat
in the box on former murder trials, and this
was another reason why the question w.as
considered out ot the ordinary.
On several occasions Criminal Court has
been opened ori Sunday to receive verdicts
in murder cases; but only once in the
"Babe" Jones case has a verdict been
brought in on a Sunday.
Pnllmnn Car Company Changes.
C. L. Merrill, Assistant District Super
intendent of the Pulman Palace Car Com
pany in this city, has been made superin
tendent, vice J. C. Gibbons, promoted to
take charge of the Jersey Central lines,
with headquarters'in Jersey City.
Our Parlor Furnltnro
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 tbe most artistic, and comprises
divans, couches, easy chairs, rockers and
fall saits. M. Seibert & Co.,
Cor. Hope and Lacocksts,, Allegheny.
Near railroad bridge. D
Just received from the Anbeuser Busch
St Louis brewery a large supply of their
celebrated Budweiser beer, in both quarts
and pints. For sale at G. W. Schmidt's,
Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Henry Terheyden, the manufacturing
jeweler, 530 Smithfield st has just bought
a lot ot nice diamonds, loose, that can be
mounted on short notice to any design.
Call and just see them. Will sell at small
Dress Goods A positive bart;ain; 60c a
yd.: an attractive and desirable line of
striped fonles in gray, porcelaine, reseda
and beige colors; these were $1 a yard.
MWFSU Huotjs & Hacke.
Expert Watch llepairlnff
By the most skillful workmen. American,
English and German fine complicated
watches a specialty, at E. P. Boberts &
Sons', corner Filth ave. and MarKet st.
La Pebla del Fitmab are a high grade
Key West cigar, manufactured for those
smokers who can appreciate Havana to
bacco in its natural condition! Sold from
$6 60 to $12 per 100. G. W. SCHMIDT,
tt 95 and 97 Filth avenue.
Clearance' Snle Bnrsnlns.
Dress Goods At50e a yard; an elegant
line ot plaids, stripes and checks, 42 inches
wide, all-wool dress goods, newest styles
and colors. Hxjgtjs & Hacke.
Extraordinary offers in grenadines. The
only complete line of these popular summer
fabrics in the two cities. Prices 25 per cent
below usual figures. BOGGS & BUHL.
Geo. II. Bennett fc Bro.,
No. 135 First ave., second door below Wood
st., have the largest and finest stock of pure
rye whiskies in the city.
Great Western Gun Works removed
706 Smithfield street.
TT WILL CUKh.
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
' Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
FLEMING BROa. PITTSBURG, PA.
BLOUSE WAISTS, SI 60 up to $2 25.
SUMMER CORSETS, 50c to II 23L
KID GLOVES. 62c to S3 25. .
LACE MITTS, 15c to 75c.
SUMMER VESTS, 15c to 50.
FLANNEL SHIRTS. 35c to 12 25.
UMBRELLAS. 50c to 85.
FAST BLACK HOSE. 15e to 50c per pair."
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bo Federal Street,
JDS. HDRNE i ED.'S
PENN AVENUE STORE!
This will be a great week. Specials 14
in our big Dress Goods Department "
and in the same room at the Silk Do
The French Printed Challles" at a
quarter of a dollar a yard; then 90
pieces of new India Silks at 75c; fins
quality and just received from the last
French sfoamer-fhey're beauties.
Stylish all-wool Tennis Suitings and
Bids Border styles only 50c ft goods.
The special 21-inch fine Silk Surahs,
newest colors, at 75c a yard. These are
some of tbe few special attractions in
these two departments, but as yon 'go
around the store many others. See the
cleaning up sale of Lace Flounces and
Trimming Laces ot all kinds. In the
Curtain Room a lot of All Chenille
Curtains at 6 a pair a $9 curtain these.
Don't imacine, because thefjctstafeHti
-r - r lyjcf-- f.
plainly stated that these are not extras" f'i
ordinary offers. They are exceptional,
indeed, and it is doubtful if they can
be duplicated anywhere EastorWesL
This is tbe reason you should he sure to
Quantities of those f 12 to (20 Suits
selling. Customers are greatly pleased
with them, and the Suit Department la
busier each day. The largest line of
White Lawn and India Linen Suits ws
have ever shown are here.
Ladles' Fast Black Hosiery cotton,
six pair sin a box, for $1 50; the best 25a
Black Cotton Stockings to be had; only
' 50 dozens.
Then in onr Cloak Room there Is the
great bargain lot of Ladles' Jackets
and Summer Wraps.
The Millinery Department a ploryoti
JDS. HDruNE'i ED.'S ,
PENN AVENUE STORES."
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