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PITTSBURG DESPATCH, SUNDAY, JUNE 16,' 1889.
The Company Stores "Will Eemain in
the EiTer Mines.
THE WOEKMEN ASK FOE THEM.
t)ne Establishment Which is Offered for
Sale Very Cheap.
THI! EOUj TUBNEES' scale settled
There will not be much of a fight against
company stores at the leading Hononga
hela river coal works for the reason that the
operators claim they are an advantage to
the miners. Representatives of the two
oldest coal firms in the city were seen yes
terday by a DISPATCH representative. Cap
tain L N. Bunton, of Joseph Walton & Co.,
in speaking on the subject, said: "Our
stores are not 'pluck-me'.' They are a bless
ing to the men. If we should abandon the
stores at our works the other dealers would
be able to 'pluck, as they wonld not
then have any competition. As it is
we buy for cash and sell at a close margin,
thus compelling outside companies to charge
reasonable rates for their goods. We do not
compel our men to deal with us, but they
prefer our goods and prices, and we conse
quently have their trade. We do not issue
any store orders. Our firm do not need any
coal at present, bat we do need slack to fill
our orders. The contracts for slack could be
put off very easily, but we do not want to
see our men starve, especially those who
have families. They have the run of the
stores, and on pay days
THE DEBTS IKCUEEED
by our employes are deducted from their
pay. We started one of our mines two
weeks ago, and, Jo show that the men were
not 'plucked,' we paid out $2,000 in cash to
150 men to-day, alter deducting their store
bills and rent for their bouses. Oar men
are not objecting to our store; in fact, it is
an accommodation to them. I do not mean
to say there is no profit in the store, for
there is, but it is not as large as it would be
if we made it a 'pluck-me.
"We informed our men to-day that we
could not continue the 3-cent rete any longer
as the mines in the Fourth pooiire running
at 2 cents. When the apportionment was
made several years ago it was arranged that
the price for mining in the Fourth pool
should be one-half cent less thau in the
first three pools. We cannot compete with
the operators up the riyer unless we pay 1
cerits for discing. The miners held a meet
ing to-day and 1 understand they decided to
accept our terms and one of the works will
continue in operation."
Everybody that has ever been engaced in
the coal business or run on the river Knows
Captain Simpson Horner, the oldest coal
operator iu the Mononganela Valley. He
engaged in business away back in the 40'&
His opinion on company stores is therefore
Worth something. He "said: ''For the first
0 or 30 years of our career in the coal busi
ness we did not hare a store, and our miners
came to us and said they must hare a store
or secure employment elsewhere. Ave built
a store that cost us $10,000 without the
ground or stock, and if anybody
wants it as it now stands, ground,
stock and all, they can hare it for $10,000.
We have made no profit of any con
sequence out of the store. One of our last
two-weeks' payB amounted to $10,000, and of
this amount only $2,000 came out of the
store, or 20 per cent of the pay roll. The
profit on these goods was not more than 10
per cent. I do not see how our store can be
called a 'pluck-me.' Another point, to show
that our men
ABE NOT COMrEIXED
to deal at our store.is the iact that one man,
during the last two weeks when our mine
Vas running, only purchased a pipe at the
store at a cost of 1 cent, and another ft plug
of tobacco costing 5 cents."
Several other river operators who were
seen voiced the views bf those quoted above,
but they admitted that some of the opera
tors compelled their employes to deal at
their stores, and charged them exorbitant
prices for an inferior quality of goods.
President Conway, of the Pittsburg dis
trict of the National Progressive Union,
said yesterday that fully one-half of the
coal operators would assist the miners in
their fight against the obnoxious store sys
tem. To-morrow all miners will refuse to
deal at the company stores, and if they are
discharged a strike will be the result, and
all the mines in the district will be closed.
THE E0LL TURNERS' SCALE.
It ! Finally Disposed of by the Amalitn
The Amalgamated Association conven
tion only held one session yesterday and ad
journed until Monday. Most ot the time
was occupied in discussing the roll turners'
scale, and it was finally knocked out. The
journeymen roll turners' scale of prices was
adopted and will go into the (general scale.
An invitation to attend the picnic for the
benefit of the Glendon Lodge No. 62, com
posed of Dilworth, Porter & Co. strikers,
at Aliqnippa Grove yesterday, was ac
cepted and many of the delegates went down
in tne afternoon.
The Iron Wage Committee held a confer
ence at Amalgamated headquarters, which
continued all afternoon and late in the
evening. They were considering the re
classification of sheet mill work.
Will Ship Coke Enif.
The opening of the railroads to the East
will .let out all orders of coke for Eastern
shipments that have been accumulating
since the flood. Not a single orders ill be
lost, as all the furnaces are running as
usual. Some of the coke plants will be run
full this week.
Fine Oid Port Wines.
Imperial S. O. P., Cabinet, 1810 $3 50
Imperial Oporto, 1828 3 00
Makenzie Oporto, 1832 2 SO
Old London Dock 2 00
Burgundy 1 50
Cockburn's ., 100
Full quarts, ease or gallon.
Wsi. J. Fbidat, 633 Smithfield street.
If you are seeking for a very fine im
ported Cigar, ask to see the La Hatilde
Brand. G. W. Schmidt,
Nos. 95 and D7 Fifth Ave.
BEST AIX.WOOr, JNQRAIN'S,
Lowell and Hartford Make at 50 Cent
We have a lot of iprine patterns of these
goods in lengths of 15 to 25 yards, and will
dispose of them at 50 cents per yard.
They are worth 75 cents everywhere, and
are really cheap at that figure. Fifty cents
is our prioe.
Come and look at them and you will be
627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Old Sherry, full quarts .'. ,B0c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts 75c
Old Port, fnll quarts, ,'.... .,.,.,..50a
Extra Old Port, lull quarts.., 75c
Riesling, full quarts 40c
Angelica, full quarts 50c
Muscatel, full quarts. , 50c
Tokay, full quarts 50c
For sale by G. W, Schmidt, Nos. 05 and
97 Fifth aye.
Straw Hat Bleacher.
Over 200 styles of the latest and most at
tractive designs in Ladies' Headgear can be
made' in onr factory. The desljros are all new,
and ire suited to all ae, from the pretty
Firefly, Effie. Sadie and Neva, for children,
the new English Flat Turbans and High
Tapering Crown Hats for young ladies, to the
comfortable Full Bonnets for older ladies.
Grabowsky's own make of Sailor Hats. Ele
gant and inimitable. Ladies can have old
fashioned Hats remodeled to look as good as
new. AH our work is done in the best and
most skillful manner. Onr patrons are always
707 Penn avenue, opp. Penn Building.
This powder never vanes. A marvel of pur
lty, strength and wholesomeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kin ds, and cannot
be sold in competition with the multitude of
ow est, short weight, alum or phosphate row
ders. Sold only in cant. ROYAL BAKING
POWDER CO, 106 Wall St, N. Y.
All American and European Patented Eye
Glass and Spectacle frames, with Glasses of
superior quality, perfectly adjusted to the
A complete stock of Optical and Mathematic
al Instruments, Medical Batteries, Photo
graphic Cameras. The largest and best assort
ment of Artificial Eyes at
NO. 50 FIFTH AVENUE,
Telephone No. 1638. jelU-81
The Chewers of OLD HONESTY
TOBACCO Will soon find that it
lasts longer, tastes sweeter than
other tobacco?, and will please you.
Ask your dealer for it and insist
on getting it
Genuine has a red H tin tag on
STRAW ' HATS
At less than the cost of manufacture.
DO YOU INTEND
The Fittsburp Building
Plan Co., Architects, 90
Fourth avenue, prepare
plans and specifications
and superintend erection
of dwellings at lowest
rates ' consistent with
good service, Estimates
159 cases of l STRAW HATS will go this week
-A.13 44o- '
90 cases of 75c Straw Hats will go this week
All Other Goods in Proportion,
Tne Hatter and Eurnisner,
421 AND 423 SMITHFIELD ST.
fsftllfcST.t- -A..2KSMv - f
X O. D. LEVIS, Solicitor of Patents,
1S1 Fifth avenne, above Smithfield, nextLeader
office. (No delay,) Established 20 years,
J. DIAMOND, Optician,
22 Sfcctli Street, Ittslurfir.
Bpeotacles and Eyeglasses correctly adjusted
to every defect of sight. Field and Opera
Glasses, Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
TIFICIAL eyes made to order
fcTlfi warrant Art Alitrnva oti hnnrt a.
large and complete stock. jaC-TTS3u
HERBERT WALK. ER
65 NINTH ST.
84 SAMPSON 8T., ALLEGHENY, TA.
SDecially Adapted for Cemetery Lots.
MI W ' V F'
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bmpihg me jm m Mprfv ouiw BOv
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Cold Chills, Flushings of Heat, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Costlveness,
Scurvr. Blotches on the Skin, Disturbed Sleep, Frightful Dreams, and all Nervous
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BEECfTAM'S PILLS, taken as directed, will quickly restore female to complete health. For a
WEAK STOMACH ; IMPAIRED DIGESTION; DISORDERED LIVER;
one Box of these Fills.
thev ACT LIKE MAGIC:
enfng the muscular System; restoring
; few dotes will wort wonders ucon the Vital Orsrans. Strentrth-
itorinsr Ions-lost Complexion! bringing back the keen edge of
appetite, and arousing with the BOSEBUD OF HEALTH the whole physical energy of tha
human frame. These are " facts " admitted by thousands. In all classes of society, and one of tha
best guarantees to the Nervous and Debilitated is that BEICHAH'S PILL3 HAVE IHK LA23I3I SALS
W AST PiTEJIT IfSSICUrS IS THE WOELJ. Full directions with each Box.
Prepared only by THOS. BEECHAM, St. Helens, Lancashire, England.
Bold by Druggists generally. B. F. ALLEN & CO., 305 and 307 Canal St., New York.
Sole Agents for the United States, tcfto (In quire first), if your druggist does not keep them,
WILL MAIL BEECHAM'S PILLS ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, 25 CENTS A BOX.
Chipped-hecf,...., ,,..12 and 20c per can
Corned peef..., ,12 amU8a per can
Potted meats 1 comprising chlckeD, turkey,
Deviled meats J-duck, ham.Iobster, tongue at
Sandwich meats) 2a 2a, 80, and 35c per can
Roast turkey and chicken SOuper can
Boneless turkey and chick?q...,..,.0c per can
launch tongue ,...,...30 and 35c per can
Pickled Iambs tongue ...45c per jar
Pickled lobster..., , 50c per jar
Boneless pigsfeet , 30o per can
Truffledliyer sausage,, ..,,..,..,,, ..65c per ean
CMcken sausage..,,.,..,,..., 33c per can
Viepna sausages , 15 and 23c per cap
Imported Frankfort sausages ,7oopercan
Fresh clams 10andl8opercan
Imported sardines -. 14 and 20c per can
Imported boneless sardines. large can 34c can
Eresh salmon ,.,.17, 2Q, 2a. and 45 per can
ouiceu saimon, large cans., ...oucpercan
Pickled oysters..,.., 40 and 75c per jar
Lemon juice.., 60c per bottle
Frm syrupa (all kinds,... .25 and 60c per bottle
Raspberry vinegar 25, 45 and 75 per bottle
Ginger ale, imported,..,,...,, ..$1 00 per dozen
Ginger ale, domestic 90c per dozen
Silurian mineral spring ginger ale, qts.
52 75 per dozen
Root beer extract,,,.,, ,... 25c per bottle
Birch beer. ,..,..,.,.,.,,... ,?1 50 per dozen
Grape sherbet.., 50c per bottle
STJPEE3TITION8 BEGABDIHO BABIES.
It is believed by many that if a child cries at
its birth and lifts up only one hand, it is born
to command. It is thought very unlucky not
to weigh the baby before it is dressed, when
first dressed the clothes should not be put oyer
the head, but drawn on over the feet for luck,
When first taken from the room in which it
was born it-must be carried upstairs before
going down, so that it will rise in the world.
In any; case it must be carried upstairs or up
the street, the first time it is taken out. It is
also considered in England and Scotland un
lucky to cut the baby's nails or hair before it is
12 months old. The saying:
Born on Monday, fair in the face:
Born on Tuesday, full of God's grace;
Born on Wednesday, the best to be bad;
Born on Thursday, merry and glad.
Born on Friday, worthily given.
Born on Saturday, work hard for a living.
Born on Sunday, shall never know want, is
known with various changes all over the Chris
tian world; one deviation from the original
makes Friday's child "free in giving." Thurs
day has one very lucky hour just befoie tun
r.se The child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonpy and good and gay,
He who is born on New Sear's morn
Will have his own way as sure as you're torn
He who is born on Easter morn
Shall never know care, or want, or harm.
For other notes of Interest send, for onr
Housekeepers' Guide; mailed free to any address.
SELECT FAMILY GROCERS,
18 DIAMOND,' Market Square,
WHY THEY SUCCEED!
When a mercantile louse succeeds n securing an enormous volume of busi
ness In a comparatively few years, and. that in spite of a strong competition, it is
proof positive that it is not tha result of accident or slipshod carelessness, but
rather of careful planning and longheaded business policy. Such has been, in
brief, the history ot PITTSBURG'S LEADING CREDIT FIRM,'
HOPPEK BEOS. & CO.
Many methods have been employed to secure the present position IjprSy us,
and only a tew of them need be mentioned. To do so large a businsjjj Ve"mnst
in tha first place have immense storerooms, which is the case at pr'e&ii occupy
ing ten immense floors. The members of the firm all being practical mechanics,
know good goods when they see them, and you may depend on it, that none other
than the very best are purchased by us. Look over the line of inducements we
are still offering Jane buyers. You cannot help but save money by dealing with
us. Atrip ticket on such line of street cars as passes your home, and if sutsb
a ticket cannot be secured by us why we give you a discount in proportion to it.
Remember this is on all sales of $25 or over, whether on time or for cash, and to
buyers within six miles of the city a monthly commutation ticket on the railroad
yon patronize. Then on all sales uader $25 we give yon a discount of 10 per cent ,
pn time or 20 per cent for cash. Carpet buyers would do as well to purchase dur
ing this month, as we make and lay all Carpets,
FBEE OF CHARGE,
Within six miles of the city; a monthly commutation ticket on the railroad you
patronize. Then on all sales under $25 we give yon a discount of 10 per cent on
time, aqd if yon pay cash, 20 per cent Carpet buyers would 'do well to purchase
during this month, as we make and lay all carpets FREE OF CHARGE.
Read oyer our immense line of goods, then come in and see the goods your
self. We are sure to please you in
BEDROOM -:- FURNITURE I
We surely show a line that is unexcelled by any honse in the city. Newest
styles and designs, best of workmanship and the lowest possible prices. In our
We take especial pride in showing a stock that is complete in every detail. Mo
quettes, Velvets, Body and Tapestry Brussels, in the greatest variety of patterns.
Turcoman and Lace Curtains from 1 per pair and upward. On
PARLOR -:- FURNITURE f
We haye had au immense run this sprinsr, and have kept up with it nobly. On
account of manufacturing all Parlor Goods OURSELVES, we possess facilities
that no other house in the city can boast of, consequently, instead of having a cus
tomer wait until the goods are shipped (sometimes three and four weeks), we can
turn them out complete in a few days.
BABY CARRIAGES! ICE CHESTS! REFRIGERATORS!
A'n unlimited supply of these summer conveniences at prices lower than ever.
Kemember our goods are thoroughly first class, our prices the lowest, and we
will sell you either for
CASH OR CBBDITI
HOPPER BROS. & CO.,
PIONEERS OF LOW PRICES,
307 WOOD STREET. 307
PASSENGER ELEVATOR TO EVERY FLOOR,
BOW 'OW 'OW!
SAYS THE BIO
O W 'OW sO W !
SAY ALL THE
, LITTLE LOOS.
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FORCED SEASON SALE
drew big crowds last week, buf it'll be nothing compared with the jams that'll be
attracted To-morrow and Tuesday, when the lowest prices yet will be named.
SPECIAL FOR TO-MORROW ch -j n M r A
This is the price at which you can take choice
To-morrow and Tuesday from the Men's fine
Dress Suits, of which we sold plies last week at
14, and which have been reduced from $18, 20
and S22. But, don't stop here. There are
plenty of other bargains.
Mi's Fit Ms at 110
They are made from all-wool Cassimeres and
Cheviots, in dark, medium and light patterns,
and really worth 17.
(HCA Cut Down
Just for two days (To-morrow
and Tuesday) we will offer
600 pairs Ladies' fine Dongola
Kid Shoes, in opera and com
mon sense lasts, worked button
holes, B, C, .D and E widths,
and in sizes 2J& to 7, at $1 50.
Truly, this price is less than
the cost of making.
$9 EH Cut Down
K Fine , $7.50
These are the qualities economical people
dote upon. They wear well and are stylish.
Other clothiers' price for them is $12.
They're no shoddy, but reliable materials, the
regular price.of which is $.
These Shoes come in extra
fine" Curacoa) French and Don
gola Kid, with plain or patent
leather tips, all lengths and
widths, and are positively guar
anteed to be hand-turned. The
Lady who wants a fine pair of
Shoes should not neglect this
TiSiifir Coats, fests
The season for their sale is very short this
year, so we've put prices on them that'll move
' them out quickly.
KXUFHANNS' are not only the Leading Clothiers of Pittsburg, but of America. Their methods
are copied throughout the United States. No matter what they do; it is'taken up as the latest fad, and
considered the correct thing everywhere.
KAUFM ANNS' ! There is not a clothier in Pittsburg but who imitates theml They imitate their
f advertising, their window dressing, and their original methods generally.
KAUFMANNS' ! How rapid has been the growth of this great house! What a marvelous record!
What a tremendous business they do! No wonder they're imitated everywhere.
KAUFMANNS' ! Their advertising, handsome windows and other good methods have helped
them, to be sure, but the great secret of their unique success is their vast variety, honest quality, and
above all, their low prices. Their short-sighted imitators entirely overlook quality and price, and then
wonder why they're left so far behind.
After looking at the above picture to your heart's content, cast your eyes over the right and left
hand columns. Note the bargains, and don't fail to be on hand early in the morning.
This Forced Season Sale, owing to the remarkable varieties, qualities and prices, will undoubtedly
prove the greatest and most successful that ever took place in Pittsburg. - , ' -
"CPTP b Li' PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE" "TJTTZ) L, I U I
JD. -XX Pi Pi JOHNSTOW.N FLOOD. -T? JrC Pi Pi
What an excitement their free distribution created yesterday! Everybody wanted them.
We will continue this week to present a complete" set, representing all the principal views,
with every purchase of not less than 5.
FORGED SEASON SALE
is a big success, because it is founded on truth and facts aot on fuss and feathers,
which form the basis of similar sales that are now facing sprung forward by jealous
SPECIAL FOR TO-MORROW
Last week we sold hundreds of our Boys' fine
Short-Pant Suits at $$, and every purchaser ad
mitted them to be the best bargains ever offered
in the city. To-morrow and Tuesday you can
take your choice at only $4. It isn't the slight
est exaggeration to say that these suits are
worth fro m $7 to $g. Our bargains in lower
priced S uits also are worth coming for. We
Boys' Short-Pant Suits $3 50, worth $5.
Boys' Short-Pant Suits 83, worth U 25.
Boys' Short-Pant Suits $2 50, worth $3 50.
Boys' Short-Pant Suits $1 98, worth $3.
Boys' Short-Pant Suits 1 39, worth $2 50.
Boys' Short-Tant Suits 98c, worth $1 50,
BOYS' FINES SUITS
Q NOW Were Sold Last
00 11 UW, Week for $10.
Other clothiers in this city ask from $12 to $15
for them. They're made of first-class materials,
in light and medium patterns, and will just suit
the stylish young inen, 14 to 19 years old.
LOWER PRICED I0XG-PA5T SUITS
at $7, worth $11; at $6, worth 10; at 5, worth
$8; at $4, worth $j.
LEAGUE BALLS AND BATS FREE.
J $2 50.
If you come to-morrow or
Tuesday, you have your pick
of over 2,000 light-colored
Derbys for $1. They come in
blacks, browns and fancy col
ors; full shapes for elderly and
middle aged men, and nobby
turns for young men and fash
ionable dressers. In fact they
are choice and beautiful goods
and are a royal bargain. But
we will not sell one of them to
dealers, as they'll be too tempt
ing a feast for our regular pat
rons. Now, don't wait till
Wednesday, and say we didn't
have them, and all that come
to-morrow or Tuesday, and
you're sure to get one.
FIFTH JL-VJEnSTJIl '
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