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ed the "front seaters" to
ey of an uprising; but,
almost uufloticed breach of
.he occasion was not marred,
as very apparent; that being
eness of the liquor men who
i rear seats; and no doubt they
. more from curiosity. In some
jf his speech Judge "White reiter
jy points from what be had said
residing on the bench ol the License
, but in no way did he
to it direclly it was a pro
.tion speech, pure and simple,
d the many prominent listeners charac
erized it with such terms as "wonderful,"
"masterly," and other appreciative adjec
tives. Of course fault was found with it by
some; but the "ayes" had it, and His
Honor was congratulated most flatteringly
at its ending. A few minor remarks were
made by other people present, then the
"Prohibs" went home, gloriously full of
cold water and enthusiasm.
HAT HIS HOKOR SAID.
Manv Thing His Auditors Applauded A
"" Rlneinc Address Its Best Point
Quoted Only the One Drunk
After Chairman "Weeks had called the
vgreat meeting to order, and the list of "Vice
Presidents, elsewhere published, had been
confirmed, he introduced the presiding offi
cer of the evening, Mr. J. J. Porter, of Por
ter, Donaldson & Co., who said: "This is
a surprise; I have no speech to make; but
r"wanj to thank my God for such men as
Mr. Porter may nave intended to have
aid something more, but he didn't get a
:hanc& The people in front of him began
to applaud, and the noise drowned any
further words. The applause died away
and was renewed several times. Finally
when quiet was restored Mr. Porter briefly
introduced the Judge.
He was given a more than enthusiastic
reception. He was applauded and cheered
for several minutes, as he stood there
smiling in the faces of the people. His re
ception was a sample of the spirit of the
evening. His allusions to the Quarter
Session judges in the License Courts of 1GS4
and 1710 were signals for loud outbursts of
laughter and applause, and not cne of his
joints but that gained testimonials of ap
proval. Here is a report of the Judge's
"When the proposition is submitted to the
people to change their organic law.it is the
duty of every citizen, whatever position in the
Commonwealth he may hold, to thoroughly
examine into the matter, and -when he comes
to an opinion, for or against, it is his duty to
try to convert others to the same mind. It is
also the duty of every citizen to vote. He who
neglects to do so is negligent of the high trust
committed to him as an elector."
POLITICAL AS WELI, AS SIOKAL.
Continuing, he said that the prohibition
amendment question may be regarded as a
great moral question. '-But," he added, "if
this was all, I would oppose it. It is far more
than a mere moral question. It is a great po
litical question; one that affects the body
politic; one that affects it in its ramifications
and touches every class and individual in the
State. "While it is a great political question.it
is not a partisan question. Hen of all parties
will vote for the amendment, and men of all
i parties will vote ajraln't it. The liquor men
will vote against it. Borne paid office holders
Bill vote against it. Some temperance men
whose vocation would be gone if prohibition
should carry, are silent on the question. It is
a. movement on the part of the people. The
kreatmassof our people who are not liquor
dealers or office holders, etc, are for it. It was
forced on a political party to put it before the
people. The voice of the people demanded it.
uid if it succeeds, God grant it may. It will
otbethe success of any political party, but
be'tnumph of the peopl .
"In the first place, fre-i trade in liquor was
ever tne.iaw in fcnntrivanla. it was never
he law to sell liquor without license. The
liquortraffic was always regarded as fraught
withevils, and laws and restrictions were made
to restrain thos3 evils. The first law for
Pennsylvania was mace in 1GS2, when the laws
of the Dnke of York were enforced in this
State. 'o ordinary eating bouse or tavern
could sell intoxicating liquors without a li
cense, and the applicant for a license had to be
recommended by the constable and at least
two overseers of the parish. For selling to in
toxicated persons or having any disorder in the
.house the license would be repealed. Under
that ruling how many would have license now?
This was the first law before William Pecn.
Another law was passed in 1CS2 and re-enacted
in J CS1. If there was any disorder in the house
the Quarter Sessions had the power to sup
THE QUAETEE SESSIONS' POWER.
His Honor here remarked: "Sometimes
there is great complaint about the power of
the Quarter Sessions." His Honor smiled as he
EpoLe. and the audience laughed.
Continuing, he said: "In 1690 a law. a capital
one. was passed. 1 wish it was the law now. It
provided that if any man allowed drunkenness
in his house, he was punished the same as the
jxonVard. In 1609 another law was passed. By
f all1 these laws the licenses were granted by the
Governor, but the Judges coald revoke them.
In 1705 any drinking or tippling on Sunday was
prohibited and the partv fined and punished
accordingly. In 1710 the applicants had to be
recommended by the Judges of the Quarter
Sessions Court and they could recommend
vhom they chose. Of course they were ex
I "Ctcd to recommend good men, as you Know
. adges never recommend any but good peo-
"Under this law gambling was prohibited and
fine imposed. In 1721 they were forbidden to
ust or entertain a minor or a servant. For
le urst and second offense a tine was imposed,
id for the third offense the offender was de
ared to be forever Incapable of holding a
cense. In 1791 a stringent law was passed in
ference to allowing any games in a licensed
onse, or any outhouses or buildings connected
ith the place. In that act the Judges were
ound to inquire by evidence it the applicant
ept a billiard table or' any other implement
f gambling about the place. The law re
aired that unless he did not keep snch an ar
cle he was not to be recommended for a
cense. Up to 1615 all licenses were granted by
e Governor. The laws had grown more and
ore stringent, but during that 100 years the
ws were, nearly the same. In 1815 the first
neral license law was passed. It transferred
te granting of licenses from the Governor to
e Judges of the Quarter Sessions. As they
j id a discretion before in recommending to the
G overnor, they were now
CLOTHED WITH FULL POWEB.
"The law said they shall license those whom
t ey deem suitable persons. In 1830 and 1S34
t. ere were a few additions. licenses were to
I ! granted only where necessary for the public
ii id the entertainment of strangers and trav
ellers. In 1841 the application and 'certificate
bid to be published in the newspaper. No
leense was necessary for a tavern where in
jxicating liquors were not sold. In 1846 the
Court was bound to bear remonstrances and
tire due weight to the evidence both for and
ilnst the applicants.
"In 1856 the licenses were EtSU granted by the
idges and only to men of teiarierate habits
pd good moral character. No licenses taany
ut men of temperate habits and good moral
abits. In 1S5S an act was passed, modifying,
ad in 1SG7 re-enacting the act of 1S5G, and
Idlng this clause that the Judges shall refuse
ben the persun is not of good moral character
id the bouse not necessary.
"The act of 1887 is nothing new, there is
ithing in it but what was in the others, noth
g but has been the policy of this State. The
.neral policy has been to restrain and restrict
e saie of liquor to only men of good moral
saracter and when the house is necessary. A
cal act was Dassed in 1849 for Philadelphia. It
ok the granting of licenses out of the court
id gave it to the County Treasurer. In 1858 a
jneralactwas passed for Philadelphia and
llegheny. Aboard of three reuutable citl-
sns appointed by the Court of Quarter Sos-
jons was provided for to grant license. But
nat board does, not seem to have given any
lore satisfaction to the liquor people than
he Court, preliminary to the local act of 1872
hlch tore the barriers and opened the gates
rhlch flooded this county for 15 years. This
tct was for the County Treasurer to issue
icensea. Though the second section of the act
lays that license shall only be given to persons
of good moral habits, yet everybodyxhat could
raise the money got a license. Foreigners that
had not been in tbe rountryone year, and coald
not speak: a word of English, were granted
FEIOlITrrL ABUSES, a
"Saloons were started in cellars? shanties
indeven fishing junks on the rivers Brewers
l ether States established agents inftllegbeny
ounty. They got men and set thCi up in
uslness, paid for their licenses, got tin n a room
td went their security, binding than to sell
Iy their beer. Home brewers fotVed this
-ample.'ana tne result was an aMjng jn.
ase in the traae. veex wagons, at horses
and fat drivers were seen everywhere. Instead
of 200 saloons there were nearlv S,t00 la the
mntitp Thpr rrowiifl each other, clustered!
in our boroughs, spread along the borders of..
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prohibitory districts and squatted about our
mills and workshops. No one can say but this
is a correct description.
"The saloon became a mighty power. It con
trolled the primary elections in many districts
and dictated local and county affairs where its
interest was concerned. This led to excessive,
drinking, and from the character of the places
and the men that conducted them led to beastly
habits of drinking. Men crowded in dirty
saloons, ranged along the bar awaiting their
turn, and gulped down beer like pigs at a swill
box. -Nothing like that is seen in Germany. Men
there sit don n and drink their beer leisurely.
) bo many of these came in with their own
VtUkuiUB hlW lUI 1UUS lbcubiuu ntu fAiu u
the law. They kept open all night, sold on
election-dav and on Snndav. and broke every
law. They also cheated the county' by taking
out a $100 license instead of a S30O one, and
hesitated not at a false oath to escape punish
ment or Shield a friend. They tampered With
jurors and officers. '
"Many wholesalo dealers and bottlers also
broke tbe laws. Vile Stuff" was sold, competi
tion caused low prices and these saloon keepers
cared nothing about what kind of liquor they
sold. Cheap liquor Is never pure. It is always
adulterated; in fact, there Is little pare liquor
in this countrv. Drugs and substitutes are
used in nearly all of it.
"So utterly demoralized became public
opinion that now, after two years untier the act
of 1SS7, some men can't come to obey the law
and don't comprehend why there Is not a
saloon in every neighborhood and a dozen in
"This applies as well to Philadelphia and
other places, as to Allegheny county,
THE VOICE OP EXPEEIEKCE.
"After 15 years on the bench I believe four
fifths of all crimes committed are tbe result,
directly or indirectly, of the use of intoxicating
liquors. Much of it is due to beer. Three or
four glasses of beer cause a stupor, which is
conductive to tbe condition in which a crime
can be committed. Nearly all homicide and
felonious assault and battery cases are the re
sult of dinklng. It follows that three-tourths
of the expense to tbe State for tbe prosecution
of criminals Is attributed to the same cause. It
also fills the insane asylums, and causes un
told misery in thousands of families. What
family has escaped? Scarce a family in the
State but has lost one of its members or i near
Continuing Judge White said that his sym
pathies were for the laboring man and his
family. He drew a realistic picture of a well
dressed saloon keeper, "fat, sleek and jolly,"
comparing him with a mill man in his working
clothes, covered with tbe sweat and dust of
toil, -who is enticed into the saloon on his way
home, where be spends his wages and runs up
a score to be settled next pay day. He added:
"If you bad seen what I have seen; read the
thousands of letters I have read, you would
know why I stand hereto-night and plead for
He said further that this law is tbe best we
have had. out the license is too small. No re
tail license should be under 1,000, and up to
So, 000. according to tbe sales. The wholesale
license should be from $5,000 to $10,000. Regu
lation, however, had been tried in this State
and failed miserably, it was now time to try
prohibition. He said that he thought it un
wise for the State to authorize tue manufac
ture and sale of intoxlcatingllquors. Some men
may be able to-dnnk moderately, but experience
shows tba: whenever and wherever intoxi
cating liquor is sold it will be used excessively
with the attending misery. He added that ft
was not only unwise, but inconsistent, refer
ring to the taxation resulting from the licens
ing of tbe business. It was inconsistent to fine
and imprison a man fot getting drunk and
license a man to sell the drink to him.
A DIG AT THOSE LAWYERS.
He referred to the assertion that the pro
hibition amendment would be illegal, adding
sarcastically: "And some of the lawyers
actually certify to that! This is purely hypo
critical. Every lawyer knows that the people
have a right to put in their Constitution what
soever they please. I assert here that it is wise
and proper to put it in the Constitution. Put
it out of thevpolitical arena, where it will be
out or tne reacn oi tue nuciuaiion oi pontics."
Touching on personal liberty, the Judge said:
"The objection on this point is based on a mis
apprehension of the duties of the individual to
the body politic. He must give up everything
of a personal or private nature that interferes
with the nubile good. All civil laws are based
on that fundamental principle."
That prohibition Is sumptuary law. His
Honor contradicted. He said: "Prohibition
does not touch any individual except incident
ally, hence it is m no wise sumptuary. It does
not say what you shall eat or drink, but it says
what you shall not manufacture and sell for
ue as a beverage. I do not agree with sorae
that no man can take a drink without commit
ting a sin. It is not ou that ground that I sup
port the amendment. It Is on the ground of
the great public good. Every individual should
give up personal gratincation ior inepuDiic
good. It is his duty to do so.
LIKE THE COSniANDMESTS.
"The assertion that prohibition doesn't pro
hibit, of all the objections. Is tbe most sense
less," said the Judge. "Prohibition does pro
hibit, the same as the divine commands. Thou
shalt not kill: thou shalt not steal,' etc But
prohibition doesn't stop drinking altogether, ii
said. Neither do the ten commandments stop
the commission of sin. The logical deduction of
this would be to repeal the ten commandments.
"it is said that prohibition won't prohibit be
cause no law can be enforced when public
opinion is against it Well, if the majority of
the people vote for the amendment ain'.t that
Judge White said further that nine-tenths of
the people engaged in tbe liquor business were
not born in this country. The majority come
here, bringing with them customs and habits
not in harmony with American customs. He
continued: "Ninety out or every 100 will vote
against prohibition and I can safely
say that the thonsands who have been
naturalized this year, and especially in tbe
last three months will all vote against it If
the question was left to those born in the State
it would carry for prohibition. If tbe amend
'ment is defeated it will be by those not born
on American soiL I do not reflect on natural
ized citizens. They have a right to express
themselves, and tbey do it thoroughly. Cer
tainly American born citizens have the same
In conclusion Judge White made an earnest
appeal for support for prohibition. He said:
Will ou free your btate from tbe liquor traf
fic and bring joy. peace and happiness to
thousands. of homesT If so, show it by your
vote on the 18th of next June.
W. M. Price, Esq., made a few remarks,
closing the meeting.
All-Day Prayer and Bell-Rinsing The W.
C. T.U.Will Make nn Exhibit Wagon
Tjoads of Drunkards Children.
The County "W. C. T. TJ. held a special
meeting in the Third TJ. P. Church yester
day afternoon, to hear the reports of the
various workers, in the interest of the Cons
titutional amendment. The cities have been
districted, and the women have been distri
buting literature twice a week.
Miss Gemmell offered a suggestion that
all-day prayer meetings be held in churches
on June 18; that the church bells be rung,
and that the women put in a full day work
ing among the voters.
This created a good deal of discussion,
some of the women taking the ground that
tbe prayer meetings ought to be done away
with on that day, and that greater work
should be done among the men at the polls.
Some wanted large union prayer meetings
on Monday night, and others thought they
should be held continuously on Tuesday.
It was finally settled to have ,the meet
ings on Tuesday from 7 a. m. to 7 p. ar.
Church bells will Ije rung during the day,
and wagons filled with children taken from
families made destitute by the liquor traffic,
will be driven around past the polls during
the day to show to the voters wha,t effect in
temperance has on humanity.
The women will spare no pains to show
up the effects in every way possible, and
some pretty hard work will be done in the
last three weeks of the campaign.
SPOXSOES OP THE MOTEMENT.
A Llit of Vice President bt Jodie White
nieetlns Looks Well.
The following list of Vice Presidents of
the prohibition meeting addressed by Judge
White shows up well for the character of
those behind the ovation:
David McCargo, J. H. McClelland, M. D., Dr.
Thomas Mabon, R. McEldowney, Charles F."
Dean, John A. Coughey, C Arbutfanot, Will
iam McCreery, Alex. Mnrdock, William F.
Aull, Joseph Walton, W. W. Hunter, M. M.
Sweeney. James Allison, William if. Price,
John A. Bensh&w, B. C. Loomis, William Ham
ilton. T. C. Lazear, J. 8. Fisher, 8. W. Hay,
James T. Wood, E. M. Aiken, J as. W. Grove,
John if. McCance, K. Undsey Grelr. George
B. Johnston, George Woods, David Robinson,
W. K. Gillespie, A. C. Dravo, S. Hamil
ton, A. M. Martin. Dr. T. a Christy,
Charles Atwell. John Murphy, Thomas P.
Hershberger, W.RiJegley. William Barker,
Jr., J. P. Hanna, Alexander Nlmlck, C. L,
Rose, N. U. Walker. 3.. J. Murdock. rVCasey,
Georce B. Ii0?an. B.H. IJchtfoot Rev. A. H
1 lT .. Y.l... n D-..MaH r T Vl.u.. T?
HQnWS. JVUU U. UKICU9UII, W. 1A .MLU9, Ita
CMlller.J. D. Thompson, J. JXHcott, Theo.
Sproull, Thomas H. Lane, W. R. Hamilton,
Andrew Dalrell, Charles J, Clark. W.H.Con.
ley, J. W. Houston. W. Vankirk. Jos. hhalleu
berger, Hugh M. Bole, George A. Berry, W. G,
Johnston, H.K. Porter, W. F. Casey. George
W. Pnsey. John Mnnhall, Samuel Chadwick,
George W. Hubley, William R. Thompson, R.
a Smith, S. W. Cunningham, L. E. Hald,
Henry 0. Ayers, W. A. Herron, Rev. J. S. Col
lins. J. & Dravo, W.8. Foster. M. D J. Wat
son Stuart, John Thompson, Thomas Jamison,
James McCandless, William Curry, Leo S.
Smith and Graham Scott; Secretary, J. R.
A METROPOLITAN IDEA.
The Apartment Homo Projected lor 'Lower
Pcnn Avenue. .
A handsome cherry drawing of the pro
posed apartment house is at the office of the
designing architect, Jos. H. Giles, in the
Germania Bank building. The above pic
ture was made from it It is proposed to
build it on the property of Dr. Sutton, just
west of the Pittsburg Clnb.on Penn avenue,
by a company with 200,000 capital
stock. It will be eight stories
high and will be an exact
duplicate of the famous fiats in New York
City. C. T. Beekman, who is in charge of
the enterprise, says some of the rooms will
be furnished. On the ground floor will be
barber shop, Turkish baths, cafe, theater
party rooms and handsome reception rooms.
The purchase of property has about been
OVER AN EMBANKMENT.
Two Men Take a Tnmble In AUeeheny nnd
Ono I Bndly.Hart.
A serious accident and remarkable escape
from death or severe injury occurred on
Spring Hill, Allegheny, yesterday after
noon. There is a board walk along Iten street and
a railing to prevent pedestrians from falling
over the embankment. Yesterday James
Schoepke started out for a walk with his
child and met Henry Buhrer. They stopped
to talk and leaned against the railing.
Schoepke's child was playing with some
children at the time, when the railing gave
way and both men fell over the embank
ment Buhrer caught on the limb of a tree, and
held on until some men, who were working
in the neighborhood, arrived with a rope
and drew him tip uniniured.
His companion fell to the bottom and was
badly hurt He was taken to his home, on
Iten street, and Dr. Scheukelwas called and
dressed his injuries? He is not seriously
UUll, UUb Hill tC WUUUCU MJ UU UU1UC 4V
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
Many Matter of Jlnch and Little Moment
August Loch, of Allegheny,- returned yes
terday from a bnsiness trip to New York.
Spencer Mead, of Elmlra, .N. Y., is in the
city on business.
Charles B. Head, the bolt manufacturer,
of Allegheny, left last evening for New York.
The alarm from box 174 last night was for a
lamp explosion in the house of William Ott on
A child of John Schmidtleln, of 118 East
street Allegheny, fell down a flight of stairs
yesterday and cut its head. Tbe injury is not
Axxie Walker was sned by James Green
before Alderman McMasters, yesterday, for
selling liquor w ithout a license at her home on
IT is said that Colonel Andrews, Chairman of
the Republican State Committee, has rented a
residence in the East End, and with Ins family
will occupy It shortly.
Seventy-four .people died in PlttsDurg last
week. Twenty-six were residents of the old
city, 27 of the East-End, 19 of the Southside,
and two died in hospital.
George McGraw, of Twenty-second street
employed at Carnegie's Thirty-third street milk
suffered a fracture of the thigh yesterday by
being run over by a mill wagon.
- JonifKotlNTZ, of Twenty-eighth street suf
fered a very severe fracture of the skull yester
day bv a heavy beam falling upon his head at
Green's lumber yard, Lawrenceville.
The friends of the Allegheny General Hos
pital claim that the Legislature has discrimi
nated against that institution in distributing
appropriations and are indignant
Hehrt Simcox; of the West End, fell from
an embankment in the Sixth ward. Allegheny,
while on his way to attend a lodge meeting,
yesterday. Ho suffered a slight fracture of the
Under the super vision of the old river cap
tain, John Fritchley, the ferryboat William
Thaw has been thoroughly renovated and ar
tistically painted in bright colors for the sum
Walter VrLLlAJfS will have a hearing be.
fore Alderman Porter on Friday night on a
charge of felonious assault and battery. He is
charged with striking James Cooney on the
head with a beer glass.
Felician Btatater, chief engineer of the
Pennsylvania Company, has returned from his
trip to Vienna. Austria, where he went to have
a surgical operation performed npon his leg.
The operation was a perfect success.
A Constitutional amendment meeting
will be held in the Central Presbyterian
Church. Forbes street near Seneca, this even
ing. W. if. Price, Esq., will speak on tbe
issues of tbe campaign. All are invited.
A SPARE frdm a chimney set fire to tho roof
of tbe washhouse attached to the Allegheny
General Hospital yesterdav afternoon. Tbe
fire was extinguished by the Columbia engine
company before muph damage had been done.
Captain McGuiee, of Engine Company No
15, yesterday arrested Conrad Baughman on a
charge of disorderly conduct The prisoner is
accused of insulting some girls who attend St
Philomena's Parochial school, on Penn avenue.
Anthony Weasel, a cripple, was sent as
farasAltoona on his way home to Lancaster
by tbe Department of Charities yesterday. He
met with an Accident and while at West Penn
Hospital had both his legs cut off below the
A charter was filed in tbe Recorder's office
yesterday for the Church of tbe United Breth
ern in Christ of Wllklnsburg. Tbe trustees
of the church are James Long. Richard Blbby.
Albert J. Walner, George Blackmore and
James E. Berkey.
Harry Howarii, an important witness in
the Beaver Falls murder trial two years ago,
was arrested In Allegheny yesterday for dis
orderly conduct It is charged that be knocked
a man down on April 24, and. evaded arrest
until last night
Alt alarm from box 123 at'3.15 yesterday after
noon was caused by a Slight blaze on the roof
of a one-story frame building of Graft, Ben
nett t Co- No. 63 Carson. An alarm at 3.40
from box 323 was caused by a small fire origi
nating from a defective fine in the house of
John Blgge, on Griffith street East End.
Will be Tried Again.
John Carter, the colored man who was
tried and acquitted for the murder of Isaac
Gross, was recommitted yesterday oh a
court process for involuntary manslaughter, .
, Carter had not been released from jail since
bh aeqnutai on tae charge ot murder.
TTTR PEDTSBTJE& Dlfflffife WffESDAY, MA.Y 39, 18891? ., 2--T , . . V -- Hffij
Many Contributions Made at an En
thusiastic Mass Meeting
BY FRIENDS OP THE EXPOSITION,
Father Sheedy Addresses the Crowd and
Makes Bis Contribution.
INYITED OKATOES WEBB ALL ABSEKT
. Folly 3,000 people assembled at the Ex
position building last night, in answer to
the call from the society for a citizens' meet
ing. A large number of the crowd were
ladieswbo seemed to be deeply interested
in the proceedings. The Great Western
,Band occupied part of the stage, discoursed
some of their sweetest music and received
hearty applause, as well as a vote of thanks
for their efforts. Quiteanumberof speakers
had been selected for the occasion. Among
them were Hon. Thomas M. Bayne, Hon.
John Dalzell, Hon. F. H. Collier and John
H. Kicketson; but, not one of them put in
an appearance, and the Chairman, Captain
C. "W. Batchelor, had some trouble in
selecting speakers from among the audience.
He finally managed to secure enough to fill
in the evening. t
In opening the meeting, Captain Batch
elor said that while he had taken no part
in the erection of the Exposition building,
yet as a citizen of Pittsburg he was proud
of the handsome structure. The speaker
mentioned the name oPAndrew Carnegie in
terms of praise as having done something
for mankind in the erection of public
libraries; that was an example for mil
lionaires, and further said:
qAPTATK BATCHELOB'S WISH.
"It I were as rich as some of the business
men ot Pittsburg, I would come to the man
agers of this Exposition Society and beg per
mission from them to erect Machinery Hall
from my own money and dedicate it to the
wage workers who aro the bone and smew of
President S. S. Marvin, of the Exposition
Society, was greeted with applause as he
stepped to the front of the platform and
read the general statement of the society,
which was as follows:
Subscriptions as life members 115,300
Subscriptions to loan 91,'oC
Total amount subscribed to date 210,068
COST OP BUILDINGS.
Main building including art gallery.. ..-.$235,000
Machinery ball complete 130,000
Total cost of Exposition buildings. . . .$363,000
Balance required for completion of
George A. Kelly was next introduced to
the audience and said that while he was not
present for the purpose of making a speech
it was the dnty of any citizen, not only to
speak but work for the Exposition. He
said that no city in the country needs an
Exposition worse than Pittsburg, and he
honored the true American grit ot the Ex
position Society who had overcome all the
obstacles in their paths and were on the
high roatt to success.
riTTSBTJEG BEHIND THE AGE.
After some music by the Great 'Western
Band Prof. W. A. Ford was called up
from among the spectators and said:
Pittsburg is a wonderful city and the next
census will show wonderfnl results here; but
the city Is behind tbe age in furnishing resorts
of pleasure for its citizens; A step in the right
direction, however, is now oeing taken in tne
tray of parks, etc Tho Exposition will be a
wonderful school that will not only furnish
education, but also pleasure, to the citizens of
this city and will also show tbe grand results of
our numerous industries.
A letter was read irom John H. Bicket-
son expressing his regret at not being able.
to De present at tne meeting, ae senun a
second subscription of $100 to the society.
letter of regret was also reacTfrom Hon.
F. H. Collier.
Bev. Father M". M. Sheedy was observed
among the spectators. On being called for
by Chairman Batchelor, the reverend gentle
man stepped forward, blushing like a
school boy. After a hearty outburst of ap
plause had died away, Mr." Sheedy said:
lam glad to have an opportunity of say
ing something in favor of ilils grand work. I
have a special Interest In this project as it is in
my parish, and I therefore think that I must
have a care over them, and if at any time they
need a spiritual adviser: lean be relied upon.
Tbe building of this Exposition Is like tbe
building of Rome slowly at first, but rapidly
after a time.
A ITEOLECT MADE UP.
We have heretofore neglected to provide the
great mass of laboring people with suitable
places 6l instruction and pleasure; but now the
city is taking active steps in parks, music and
free libraries. Tbe Exposition has 'my best
wishes, and, while it is a known 'fact that
priests are not millionaires, still I will this
evening guarantee to the President ot the so
ciety my personal contribution, which is $100."
The last announcement was received with
hearty applause. D. C. Bipley was next
introduced, and he spoke of the transforma
tion made on the Point ash pile bv the erec
tion of the building, and hoped to see not
only a Machinery Hall, but also a Music
Colonel T. P. Eoberts and H. J. Heinz
made short addresses in the strain of the
former speakers, after which tbe meeting
adjourned while the band played a lively
The following list of contributors were
also read: Iiiffc managerships, Edward E.
Xevi, Thomas D. Evans, F. T. Lusk, James
Y. McMasters, Brace Brothers (second sub
scription), Mrs. George Masuey, P. M.
Haney, F. C. Kohne, Neville Bayley,
James B. Young, John Hays, Adam Beine
man, Bev. Morgan, M. Sheedy, John H.
Bicketson, A. V. D. "Waterson, A. "Walker
& Son, Free & Meredith Construction Com
pany; subscriptions to loan, Edward O'Keil,
100; Nicola Bros., $100; W. O. Lyne, ?100.
AN EAST END GIRL MISSING.
Iiast Seen With a Ulan Near the Hiland
Avenuo Water Bntln.
Yesterday morning Mrs. Smiley, living at
6309 Station street, East End, reported to
Police Captain Mercer that a young girl
named Annie Gallagher, in Mrs. Smiley's
employ, had been missing since last Sunday
afternoon, and she feared the girl had been
foully dealt with. The latter is but 19 years
old and rather pretty. Her conduct has
always been of the best
Last Sunday afternoon, she accompanied
a young man to the vicinity of the Hiland
avenue water basin nnd since that time
all trace of her has been lost The man
who was with her was employed at the.
stockyards, and when the girl's absence he
came marked he was sought for. It was
learned that he had not been working since
Monday, and it was thought he left the city
Mrs. Smiley has an idea that the girl may
have been murdered and her body thrown
into the water basin. The theory of Captain
Mercer is that she left the eity antT met the
young man by appointment. Her clothes
were left in her trunk and $10 in money in
LOCKED IN A BUILDING.
The Telephono Again Asaerta Iuelf u a
"When the janitor of the SVestern Insur
ance Company's building closed np the office
last evening he locked in two young girls,
who work on the upper floor, bnt had not
left at the usual time". The girls discovered
their predicament some time later, and be
came badly frightened at the. prospect of
spending the night in the building. After
a few hours had been wasted screamingjit
the top bf their voices to attract the atten-v
tion of passcrsby, one of the young ladies
thought of the telephone in the building.
She called np the police debarment, and
an officer released them.
Beechah's Pills cure bilious awJnerv'eMlitaf
AOId BPKCOLAHON. A PtfmTT K B-QTT.PPflTSK TUB w B0flS1UB w ; - 'v 1 h
Commodore .Konotz Comes Oat Ahead He
Will Start n Newspaper How He Will
Conduct It A Bnsjr Life.
, Commodore "W. J". 'Kountr, of Allegheny,
has just come out ahead on a land specula
tion in the upper oil fields. "When asked
about it by a Dispatch reporter yesterday
"A company of us purchased this farm in
Venango county near Franklin in 1865, but
never developed it until within the past
four years. It originally cost ?20,000 and
contained 190 acres. "We sold it for 540,000,
and at no time since the first well was put
down did the investment realize less than
10 per c$nt. The oil was a lubricating
fluid, and commanded $3 90 per bar
rel at the well. As for the exciting
scenes so voluminously written about the
early days of oij, they are, founded chiefly
upon fiction and emanated from" "the brains
of sensational scribes who arc now termed
'boomers.' "The land I just have disposed
of laid idle for year? and was, sold, twice
fortaxes, being redeemed by'myself each
time. I conceived the idea of drilling for
oil four or five years ago, and with much
gratification did we see 'Kountr No. 1' come
in with a production of 160 barrels per
month. This does not seem aereatonan-
,tity of oil considering the holes of 100 bar
rels per hour capacity mat have been
struck. But the quality was to be consid
ered in this case. As I said, there is no finer
lubricating or machine oil produced. There
are nine wells down on the Kountz iarm,all
producing. I am practically out of the oil
business now,, but still own some interests
up near 'Warren. J don't care to dispose of
this Detroleum. the price of oil is so low. -
"Although my venture in the newspaper
bnsiness was a failure financially costing
me 590,0001 will go into journalism again.
The cause of my misfortune in that line was
my oth'er business, steamboats, oil and street
railways preventing mo from giving it my
personal attention. My idea of estab
lishing a prosperous paper is that you must
invest heavilv at the start and boom it from
the word 'go.' I see no reason why Aller
gheny City, growing as she is, should not
support a daily paper, and if I live my in
tentiomis to make a good, live journal, neu
tral in politics, fearless in societyand essen
tially for the people."
ANOTHER MEETING NECESSARY.
Squirrel Hill Knllrond Projector TJninc
1 ccssfal Yesterday.
The meeting of people interested in the
Squirrel Hill Electric Bailway, at the
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday, was far
from being conclusive, and another one is to
be held at the Colfax schoolhouse, Twenty
second ward, on Monday. Owing to the
sickness of President George "W. Morris,
Thomas "Wightman, Treasurer, was elected
to fill the chair. The prime object was to
increase the present subscribtion of $28,000
to $60,000. Secretary F. G. Kay read the
report The specifications and plans have
been furnished to bidders and bids have
been received from enough of responsible
parties to verify the estimates of the en
gineer. The estimates for the grading and
roadway complete, 568,000; the electric
work, wiring poles, motors, dynamos, cars,
engines, boilers and power house, 537,000:
extras, $10,000; making a total estimated
cost of the road 5115,000. Oi this amount
only 528,000 had been subscribed for previ
ous to yesterday.
Mr. Wightman was authorized to say
that, if necessary, one gentleman would
multiply his subscription, and he agreed to
do the same thiug rather than let the scheme
fail. It was further suggested that the
more prominent ones who were financially
able do this, and several heartily agreed to
triple their original donations.
J. M. Hoch, the tobacconist, said that he
did not think it right for a certain few to
build a street railway for people to ride on
with their families who would not con
tribute anr sunoort Let the nnroertv
.owners ia that district come-forth and sho,w.
Mr. 'Wightman said if the company would
create marketable bonds he thought the
Homewood Cemetery Company would pur
chase 55,000 worth of them.
J. B. Phillips offered to the new company
five acres of land if the road runs through
his property, which is good real estate, to
be taken out in stock at the rate of 51,000
Alexander Murdoch suggested that every
detail should be perfected before beginning
in order to avoid any lawsuits arising for
James Brown, of Howe, Brown & Co.,
gently "roisted" the dilatory oues who
showed no disposition to pull their coats of
encouragement oS and work, and said he
saw no indication of the project being com
pleted by the meeting's result He there
upon moved they adjourd to meet in Colfax
schoolhouse next Monday at 7 30 F. M.
The road as proposed is to extend from the
corner oT Forbes to Bonnet street, to the
Colfax schoolhouse, and perhaps to the
Homewood and German Lutheran Ceme
.teries hitherto hard for public access.
TO BE GOVERNMENT STEEEOTIPEE.
Charley Lewis, of This City, Said to be
Slated for the Position.
It is probable that Mr. Charles V. Lewis,
of the Pittsburg Vollsblatt, and well known
in Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago as an
expert stereotyper, will soon be appointed
Superintendent of Stereotyping of the Gov
ernment Printing Office. Besides the ad
vantage of being an old acquaintance of
both President Harrison and Private Secre
tary Halford, Mr. Lewis appears to have
the earnest support of Senator Quay and
Bepresentative Bayne. It was stated at the
Government Printing Office to-day that Mr.
Lewis' appointment is practically assured.
He has been in Washington since yesterday,
and, it is said, has had satisfactory assur
ance of his selection.
The Controller of the Currency has ap
proved the National Bank of the Republic
of New York as a reserve agent for the
'Jitizens' national isant ot .Fittsunrg.
COMMENCEMENT AND HONORS.
There Will be 114 Graduates at the
The annual meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Curry University was held
yesterday afternoon and re-elected the Old
members, and James B. Lanx, of Greens
burg, was elected a new member. The re
port oi enrollment for the present year was
1,472 members. General J. A. Ekin, a
member of the Board of Trustees, of Louis
ville, Ky., was in attendance.
The commencement exercises will be held
in the Opera House on Jnne 21. There are
to be 114 graduates. The first honors go to
Mr. William S. Langfitt; second honors to
Miss El.zabeth B. Locke, of Bavehna, O.
SATISFACTORY TO EYKYBODI.
That's the Kind of a TnrlfrBllI McKInler
Says They Will Pass.
Major William McKinley, member of
Congress from Ohio, was in the city last
evening on his way to New York on private
While at the Union station he said at the
next session the House would pass a tariff
bill that would be satisfactory to the manu
facturers throughout the country.
Pure Kyo Whliklca. ,
1852 XXX private stock, 52 full quart.
1870 XXX choice old cabinet, 51 0 full
Guckenheimer sublime, 51 75 full quart.
Guckenbeimer pure rye, 51 lull quart
Choice old Gibson. 52 full quart.
1879 Gibson, 51 CO full quart.
1878 Overholt, 51 CO full quart
Superior Y. Overholt, 51 25 full quart.
Larsre old rye, SI CO lull quart.
, XXXX old Monongahela, 51 full quart.
XXX old Monongahela, 85a full quart
.--XX old Monongahela, 75e full quart
X old Monongahela. 68o fall auartV .
1 AFor sale by "Wm, J. Friday,-, 633 8tBith-
British Americans Side With the
AT A LIVELY DEBATE LAST KIGHT.
Some Strong Speeches Were Made on Both
Sides of the Question.
TMPERAK0J3 WAS IX THE MAJORITY.
The prohibition amendment has found
advocates in a very unexpected quarter, in
asmuch as the British-Americans are
strongly in favor of seeing the liquor traffic
Alarge number of delegates from Branches
No. 2 and No. 15, of the British-American
Association of Pittsburg, held a meeting in
their hall in the Moorehead building last
night for the purpose of getting the views of
the members on the question.
Mr. James Dell, President of Branch No.
2, acted as Chairman, and after he had in
troduced the subjebt for a discussion, Mr.
Peak at once requested to have the floor.
He read a very long paper, the contents of
which was intended to indorse the Const!
tional amendment. When he had finished
reading and Mr. Dell asked whether there
was anybody to speak against the issue,
Duncan White, the Secretary, said:
In my opinion I do not see how any man of
intelligence can boldly stand up and differ with
Mr. Peak's paper. I think that it is a patent
fact to all of us that the curse of liquor has
wrought more evil and crime than anything we
Mr. Kerr, another gentleman, spoke is the
same strain, and he supplemented it by
WHERE WOMEN AEE DBTTNK.
There is nobody who knows the evil effects of
drinking better than we Britons, because we
all come from a country where women are par
ticularly addicted to tbe pernicious habit of
drunkenness, and if there is anything that I
am thankful for, it Is the fact that we do not
see So many women drunk in this country as in
Then James Horrocks got up and he
stated that be intended to go on the stump
iur proamnion, xie was ioiiowea oy a man
named Shaw, who said he had been a tem
perance man all his life, because he could
not drink, as the least taste ot liquor would
make him sick.
It looked very blue for those who disa
greed with prohibition, and none of them
seemed to have courage enough to express
their opinion for fear that they would stand
alone. At last Mr. Freece, came to the
rescue, however. Said he:
I did not expect that the prohibition
amendment had so many advocates among the
members of our association and it almost looks
to me, as if I were the only one, who is going to
be on tbe opposite side of the fence. Bat I do
not care, I am going to stand honestly by my
conviction and that is, that: the introduc
tion of a law to prohibit any individual to
drink what he likes is totally wrong and
against tbe fundamental principle's of man's
freedom. I hate and detest the drunkard as
much as my opponents.
WHEEE HE DHTEES.
But I am equally strong against the man who
leaves liquor alona because he is forced to
do so. I believe in doing what is right for tbe
sake of righteousness. If you deprive a man of
the right to discriminate as to what he shall
drink you stamp him a slave or a child incap
able of acting on his own individual discretion.
This seemed to stir np some of the others,
and Mr, Heppinstall, the Vice-President,
took the stand against prohibition. He
contended that the introduction of such a
law would create hyprocrites, and that pro
hibition, instead of prohibiting, would only
cause so many more "speak easies" to spring
into existence. Mr. John Harrup was an
other gentleman who sided against prohibi
tion, but nearly all the rest were for the
It was a regular surprise alt aroun'd, be
cause evervbody supposed himself to be the
only Prohibitionist. Another meeting of
the association will be held in a few weeks,
and action will be taken on the question.
From the tenor of last night's meeting there
is little doubt of the fact that the British
American Association will vote for the
There are about 400 members of the asso
ciation in Pittsburg, hut nearly 1S,000 in
the State, and the question is to be dis
cussed and acted upon by all of them.
The Augusta Victoria, of the Hamburg
American line, in- her recent trip across the
Atlantic has mdde a new record, and proved
herself a regular greyhound of tne ocean.
This fast steamer has broken the record
for first trips and beaten at last the record
of the America, which has stood so long as
the fastest first trip.
The Augusta victoria accomplished the
trip from Southampton to Sandy Hook in 7
days, 2 hours and 30 minutes. This is equal
to 6 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes from the
Fastnet, show that she is one of the fastest
steamers afloat. She will do credit to the
New Hamburg American Co.'s service, and
Manager Curtis, of New York, and the
agents of the line, Messrs. C. B. Bichard &
Co., are justly proud of the splendid record
of their prodigy.
We desire you should know where to get
satisfied if yon are looking for beautiful and
late designs in bedroom suits, and unless
you are very hard 'to please you will cer
tainly be satisfied with our bargains in wal
nut and oak suits and our styles of antique
suits. M. Seibebx & Co.,
Cor. Lacockand Hope sts., Allegheny.
Near railroad bridge. D
A Word to the Thinker.
If yon are young, vigorous, full of life and
neaitn, you require no stimulant, but un
fortunately we are not all so; then think,
if depressed in spirits, if lack of ambition,
if weak from disease, if lung trouble, if no
appetite what is the best to use! Why,
ask the hospitals, ask the faculty and they
will all answer Max Klein's. jiw
Fine Old Spanish Sherry.
Imperial, 1810, Amorosa.. 53 50, full quart
Amontillado, 1828 3 00, full quart
Manzanilla, 1832 2 50, full quart
Feniartni Reserve, 1840... 2 00, full quart
Solera Cabinet, 1860 1 60, full quart
Fine Old Harmony 1 25, full quart
Vino de Pasto 1 00, full quart
Also per gallon or case. For sale by
Wm. J. Friday, 633 Smithfield street
If you want to secure one of those" ble bar
gains we show in men's suits at 510 and 512
call to-day. To-morrow (Decoration Day),
we close at noon; 1,000 styles of men's fine
suits worth 518 at 510. P. C. C. C. cor.
Grunt and Diamond, opp. the new Court
Attention, mothers. Buy your infants'
cioaES mis weeK at reduced prices.
Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Men's flannel dress shirts, all sizes. '
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Flno Old Spanish Port.
Imperial 1810, S. O. P. .
cabinet 53 50 full quart
Imperial, 1828 Oporto 3 00 full quart
Makenzie, 18320poxto 2 50 full quart
Old London Dock........ 2 00 full quart
Burgundy 1 CO full quart
Cockburn's ,,.. 1 00 full quart
j Also per gallon or case, ior sale by Wm.
J. Friday, 0S3 Smithfield street wtsu
If you want to secure one of those big bar
gains we show in men's suits at 510 and?12
call to-dav. To-morrow Decoration Dav).
, we close at noon; 1,000 styles of men's fine
suite worth jib at ?iu, r., u. u. u.. cer.
Grant ad Diamond, 'p.! the aewCewt
C.T y -
Siga'a of Rnpld Development of IhellilUIdo
Interests Ac.rois the River.
The assurance that a new incline plane is
to be added to the means of communication
between the lower Southside and Allen
town and iCnoxvifle, as Indicated by the
presentation of right of way ordinances in
Coiincils on Monday, gave pretty general'
satisfaction in that quarter of the Southside
yesterday. A reporter, looking into the
matter, haard a good deal of praise for the
the Pittsburg Incline's project, particularly
the projected arrangements for carrying
freight. The idea of competition and of
better facilities strikes favorably most of
the Southsiders, who think. their section the
equal of any in the corporate limits or in
the vicinity if properly developed.
"There is some opposition," said one busi
ness man in the neighborhood of Twelfth
street, "irom stockholders in the existing
incline; bnt that is probably a mistake for
this reason: The faster the hill portion of
the Southside is developed the more busi
ness will be done by all the incline enter
prises. Every new facility helps to build up
that section, and every new means of trans
portation should thereiore be welcomed
rather than antagonized even by the exist
ing corporation. '"
SECOND-HAND PIANOS AND ORGANS,
rtanslnjc nt 810, $15 and Upward.
"We have on hand a large number of second-hand
pianos and organs which 'have
been exchanged for new ones, which we will
close out at very low figures. Some of the
following at 510, 515, 525 and upward. Just
think of it; pianos at such low figures,
worth double as much:
Greener, Hale, "
Narveson, Calenburg Ss Vanpel,
Among the organs for sale low are:
Mason & Hamlin, Pelonbet & Pellon,
If you want a bargain in a piano or
organ call soon on
Mellok & Hoese,
77 Fifth avenue,
Palace of Music
If you want to secure one of those bigbar
gains we show in men's suits at 510 and 512
call to-day. To-morrow (Decoration Day),
we'close at noon; 1,000 styles of men's fine
snits worth 518 at 510. P. C. O. G, cor.
Grant and Diamond, opp. the new Court
I am selling a fine Key West Havana
cigar 5 for 25c; also a Havana Coquetas at
tne same price. war. J. .ebiday,
WFSU G33 Smithfield street
Black: Cashmebes Our five grades of
4b-mcn wide black cashmeres at sue, boo,
75c, 85c and 51 a yard, are nneqnaled for
value. Htjqus & Hacke.
anvpsn ' ,
Decoration Dot at Caatle Shannon.
Picnic, Mt "Washington Fishing Club.
Picnic, Home social. .
Baseball, Kaufmanns' vs. Gusky's.
Baseball, Castle Shannon vs Southside.
BEST 51 50 per doz. cabinet photos in the
city. Pauel picture with each dor. cabinets.
Lies' Populab Gaixeet, 10 and 12
Sixth st sumwf
Fine Topaz sherry, full quarts, 51.
Fine Spanish port, full quarts, 51.
For sale at G. W. Schmidt's, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth avenne. ,
Extraordinary, Ribbon Bargain!
We have reduced 240 pieces elegant all
silk fancy -ribbons to 2Dc a yard, .real value
62c. Come quick if you wish to secure
some. Bo'sENBAtra & Co.
Giels' white dresses at reduced prices.
All sizes 15c to 55. Calico dresses, 7c to COc.
Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
Gbeat "Western Gun "Works removed
706 Smithfield street
LA Matilde imported cigars from 510 to
540 per hundred. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.1
IT WILL HEAL
IT WILL SAVE
IT IS SAFE
KIDD'S COUGH SYRtrp,
KIDlVS COUGH SYRUP,
KIDD'S COUGH SYRUP,
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
FLEMING BROS, PITTSBURG, PA,
BLOUSE WAISTS, 11 60 up to 82 25,
BUMMER CORSETS, 60c to 81 2
KID GLOVES, 62c to 82 25.
LACE MITTS, 15c to 75c.
SUMMER VESTS, 15c to 81 6a
FLANNEL SHIRTS, 85o to 82 23,
UMBRELLAS, 60c to 85.
FAST BLACK HOSE. 15o to 60c per pair.
:s: T. T. T. :::
109 Federal Street,
BEDFORD WATER-THE WATER OF THE
celebrated Bedford Springs ianow put nn
only in quart and balf-jrallon bottles and sold
in cases of 2 dot. tad 4 doz. in any quantity b
U KrleMv Bare 1
tape J alee, Jb po as
qaarta far faaHrd
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JDS. HORNE , & ..MS
PENN AVENUE STORES?
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This will be a great week. Special "
in our big Dress Goods Department . '
and in the same room at the Silk De
partment - . '
The French Printed Cballies at
quarter of a dollar a yard; then 90
pieces of new India Silks at Toe; fine '
quality and just received from the last
French steamer they're beauties.
Stylish all-wool Tennis Suitings and
Side Border styles only 50c Jl goods.
The special 21-inch fine Silk Surahs,
newest colors, at Toe a yard. These are
some of the few special attractions in
these twor departments, but as you go
around the store many others. See the
cleaning up sale of Lace Flounces and
Trimming Laces of all kinds. In the
Curtain Room a lot of All Chenille
Curtains at 6 a pair a 89 curtain these,'
Don't Imagine because the faebPar&i;
plainly stated that these are not extra
ordinary offers. They are exceptional.
Indeed, and it is doubtful if they can
beduollcated anywhere East or West
This ia the reason you should be sura to
Quantities of those 812 to $20 Suits
selling. Customers are greatly pleased
with them, and the Suit Department Is
busier each day. Tbe largest line of
Wblte Lawn and India Linen Suits wa
have ever shown are here.
Ladies' Fast Black Hosiery cotton,
six pairs In a box, for 81 CO; the best 24c
Black Cotton Stockings to bs had; only
Then In our Cloak Room there is tho , '
neat bircaln lot of Ladies' Jacket! 2
and Summer Wraps.
The Millinery Department a glory C
JDS. HDRNEi ED.'S!
PENN AVENUE STORES
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