Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 17, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Plenty Engaged by the Anti
Amendment People.
Still Claim the State by. More Than
1.00,000 Majority.
A Great Many Meetings Held Testerday,
and Others Provided for.
Testerday was a busy day for those inter
ested in the election on Tuesday, and more
work was done by both sides than at any
time since the campaign opened. The
amendment adherents did their work in
meetings held in Tarions parts of the two
cities, while the antis worked quietly for
votes and voters who had influence. A
number ot leading members of the Brewers'
Association and the Liquor Dealers' Asso
ciation held a consultation at headquarters
and it was decided to devote to-day to
Allegheny City. There is a good round
sum of money in the treasury, and this will
be used to employ workers, who will be in
structed to bring out the votes.
It is conceded that all the Prohibitionists
will be at the polls early and will not re
quire any solicitation, but there are always
some voters who are on the winning side at
every election, who will say that one vote
more or less will not count. The object of
employing workers in each precinct is to
show these careless voters the necessity of
their coming to the polls. In nearly all
the piecincts there are saloon keepers, who
WILL -watch the tables
and the tickets and see that no person votes
that is not entitled to a vote. They are to
be supplied with pollbooks showing the list
of residents who are registered and have
their taxes paid. All who are not properly
qualified to vote will be challenged. Good
hustlers have been set up in every precinct
on the Kbrthside and paid the regulation
sum for their work. Notwithstanding the
efforts to be made to bring out the votes, a
member of the Liquor Dealers' Association
says he does not believe there will be as
many votes polled as were cast at the last
Presidental election.
They are confident of carrying the county
by a big majority, but it is believed the
Second Legislative district will go for the
amendment This district is composed of
the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Kintb, Tenth and
Eleventh wards of Allegheny. The Second
ward is the largest in the county, and has
always borne the name of the banner Be
publican ward. It is conceded that this
ward will give a big majority for prohibi
tion, so big that it cannot be overcome by
the other smaller wards in the district The
Kinth ward is a very small ward, bnt there
will be but lexr Prohibition votes cast
Although the Prohibitionists claim the
Second Legislative district, the antis have
not given it up, and are confident of vic
tory. The Amalgamated Associationr3onven
tion, which is in session in this city, have
decided to allow all delegates who reside in
this State, and who deire to vote on the
amendment, a leave of absence on Tuesday.
None of them will likely avail themselves
of the opportunity. Most of the delegates,
at least the majority of them, one of the
officials said yesterday, favor prohibition.
Emmanuel Wertheimer, of A. Gucken
heimer & Bro., the distillers, has returned
from a thorough canvass of SO counties in
the Western part of the State. He was ap
pointed to this mission by the State organ
ization, and his report is very encouraging
for the antis. In conversation with a Dis
patch representative last evening. Mr.
"Wertheimer said: "If the same vote is cast
in the boroughs and townships of Allegheny
county as was polled at the last election we
will have a majority of 7,000, but we are not
figuring on more than 5,000. Alle
gheny City will give a majority of from
5,000 to 7,000, and Pittsburg about
10,000. "We will go down to the Susque
hana river with over 25,000 majority. I
believe the amendment will be defeated by
fully 100,000 votes. The only prohibition
stronghold in Allegheny is the Second
ward, but we will surprise the amendment
people when the votes are counted. Every
thing is in good shape, and there is no
further work to do."
The prohibition leaders could not be found
at their headquarters yesterday. They were
busy afternoon and evening conducting and
addressing meetings in various parts of the
two cities. All who were seen expressed
confidence of success to-morrow, but will
continue to work until the polls are closed
in the evening. Arrangements have been
made to place tickets in every house in the
two cities this evening.
Strongly Opposed to the Prohibitory
Miss Hate Field, the noted authoress and
lecturer, who has been giving anti-prohibition
lectures in the eastern part of the state
arrived at the Hotel Duquesne at 11 o'clock
last night Miss Field will speak in Alle
gheny to-night To a reporter of The Dis
patch she said: "For three years I have
been more or less interested in this question
of prohibition. I have visited all the States
which have adopted it, and thorough inves
tigation has shown me that prohibition does
not prohibit I have been attacked all
over the country by Prohibitionists foi
simply giving utterance to an honest opin
ion. "I have made a comprehensive study of
the Bible and I assure you that I can find
absolutely nothing to prove that Christianity
in any way aavocaies pronioition.
"It is absurd for people who drink noth
ing but water to dictate to others what they
shall drink. There is such a thing as per
sonal liberty, although that has somewhat
been lost sight of lately. It is useless to
deny that almost every person needs or takes
some stimulant Yon will find that the
average Prohibitionist either smokes or
chews, or drinks largely of tea or coffee.
"When Prohibitionists assert, as they con
stantly do, that drunkenness is on the in
crease, they draw largely on their imagina
tion for the facts. The substantial truth is,
that the world is infinite! v more sober than
it was 30 years ago, and is getting more so
every day.
"Understand me, I do not speak in favor
of intemperance. There are unfortunate
beings who, through lack of self-control,
should not be allowed to touch anything
stronger than water. But because a few
people of weak character cannot resist temp
tation, shall the rest of the world be denied
what they can use to advantage? I say no,
decidedly no; and I believe next Tuesday
that the thinking people of the Keystone
State will reject this unnatural amendment
by a majority so pronounced as to bury the
question forever. When this issue of pro
hibition is taken out of politics the United
States will be a more comfortable place to
live. There will be leu fanaticism and far
toore sobriety.'
Jams Campbell Presides at nn OpcraHoase
Meeting R. F. Trevellick's Speech.
James Campbell, President of the Win
dow Glass Workers' Association, presided
at the Constitutional amendment meeting in
the Opera House yesterday afternoon. It
had been announced as a meeting for the
workingmen only, and consequently there
were but a few women present, although the
house was pretty well filled.
B. F. Trevellick was the principal speak
er, his subject being 'Intemperance the
Curse of Organized Labor."
Taking up the history of Greece, Borne
and other countries, he traced their prog
ress until they achieved greatness and
power when they gloried in their wealth
and clamored for more countries to conquer,
yet a crisis came to those countries.
The workingmen got together and said to
themselves '"our fingers have woven the
linen we do not wear: our hands have laid
the foundations and built the houses we do
not occupy. Borne is rich because of the
wealth stolen from other nations," and to
day the pages of history record the downfall
of those nations through drunkenness, and
licentiousness. "Through their madness,"
said Captain Trevellick, "they took posses
sion of the Boman power, dug a grave, and
with one loud crash, the nation's greatness
was buried so deep that God's fair sun can
never shine on it again."
Taking up England, Captain Trevellick
stited that "from the reign of Alfred L to
Henry VIII. the people who toiled for a
living had no part in the Government Man
kind was taught that God appointed the
King and the churches were bound to pray
for the King, because he was the Govern
ment The people could not rebel, because
to rebel would not only be treason against
the Government but blasphemy against
God. Just as long as the nobility drank
their wine, drove fast horses and ate the food
produced by others there was no incentive
for development; so for 600 years there was
no progress in civilization in England. But
from the time the .North England miners
began to meet clandestinely and discuss
their position and condition, they began to
be educated and England began to march
onward and upward.
Coming to America, Captain Tievellick
slated that ever since organized labor has
become powerful in America, the nation
has progressed, and more power has been
achieved to produce wealth in the last 50
years than in all time preceding.
"The labor question is not settled. The
temperance question is not settled, and the
labor question never will be settled until
the liquor question is. If the money spent
for liquor every year was turned into the
labor channels for two years there would not
be an idle man in America, and there would
not be enough to produce what is needed,"
Captain Trevellick's Observations of tbo
Effects or Liquor on the Human Body.
The amendment meeting at the Opera
House last night was attended by fully 1,500
Mr. A. C. Bankin made a few remarks,
when the speaker of the evening, Mr. Eich
ard Trevellick, arrived and gave his"Obser
vations of the Effect of Liquor on
the Human Baby as Seen During
Two "Voyages Around the World." His first
voyage was in 1854, and he found that on
the west coast of Africa the people used a
bark off a shrub to make a drink which was
an intoxicant Around the Bay of Bengal,
people used a nut known as the beetlenut;
in China, opinm. In Turkey and Asia
Minor, where the Mohammedan religion
prevails, he never saw a drunken man.
His next voyage was from Eew York to
Singapore, and he was in command of the
ship. When they reached port they found
a cholera epidemic, and the crew remained
there 16 weeks. There were three other
ships in port and the crews were liberally
supplied with brandy. Eighteen men died
on one ship, 15 on another and 21 on the
third. No liquor was .given the crew on
Captain Trevellick's ship, and they did not
lose a man.
Many Speakers nt the Meeting.
A special meeting for the consideration of
the Constitutional amendment and platform
services were held at the First U. P. Church,
Union avenue, Allegheny, last evening at
7:45, the Bev. W. J. Robinson presiding.
When prayers were concluded Mr. Thomas
McCance spoke on the benefits of the
amendment in relation to home life, Mr.
Jamieson on the benefits to the church, Mr.
John White as affecting young men, Mr. J.
J. Porter as benefiting children, Mr. B. S.
Smith on the benefits to business, Mr. John
McCance on what should be done to secure
the passage of the amendment, and Bev.
Dr. D. M. Ure on opposing forces in the
Notes of the Campaign.
Me. E. B. Dougherty, of Beaver, will ad
dress the final meeting in the interest of the
prohibitory amendment at the Grand Opera
House to-night
Capt. R.F. Teevellick spoke at the Union
Baptist Church on South Nineteenth street
last evening in the interest of the amendment,
giving an acconnt of bis voyages around the
Ax entertainment will be given by the Con
stltutional Amendment Committee of Alle
gheny to-night in tne Union Rink. Edward
Murphy will deliver an address, and a fine
musical programme will be rendered. The ad
mission will be free.
A meeting of all women interested in the
prohibitory amendment has been called for 8
o'clock this morning in the Fonrth U. P.
Church, Allegheny. There will be an address
by Mr. T.Edward Murphy and a musical pro
gramme rendered. Among the singers are the
Cruicksbank family, Miss Belle Tomer, Miss
Carrie Angel, Mrs. T.J. Leak, Miss Ella Gra
ham, Miss May Grubbs, Mr. J. T. Irwin, Miss
Clara Miller, Mhs Maine Leak, Prof. W. 8.
Weeden and the Verdi Choral Society.
A Congregational Meeting Yesterday and
2,100 Subscribed for the Purpose.
A congregational meeting was held in
the basement of St. Paul's Cathedral yes
terday afternoon to consider means for the
complete renovation and decoration of the
church during the summer, and to receive
subscriptions for the purpose. About 150
members were present and $2,100 was raised
in a short time. Father Wall announced
his surprise that out of a congregation of
upwards of 2,000 families so few should be
present. Mr. LefHer suggested that a com
mittee of three be appointed to visit the
members at their homes. He thought that
there would be no doubt that everybody
would be glad to subscribe; people could
spend money to beautity their homes, and
he thought that they should be willing to
spend a little to beautily the home of God.
Mr. Frank Totten suggested that all sub
scriptions should be paid inside of GO days.
Mr. James Quinn was of the opinion that
the money should be collected as soon as
possible, then Father Wall would know
that he had it Cash was preferable to
The Center Avenue Fond Sitting Rapidly,
and Peoplo Fear nn Overflow.
J. H. Brown, of the Water Department,
and Street Commissioner Andrews were
hard at work yesterday directing a large
gang of men who are digging a ditch along
Center avenue to Beed street, in which a 12
inch pipe will be laid to carry off the water
of the Center avenue pond. Late last night
the .water in the pond was rising rapidly,
and fears of an overflow were expressed.
The Philadelphia Gas Company has
charge of the work of laying the pipe, which
will be 933 feet in length. The people liv
ing along the line of the ditch are becoming
sickened with the terrible smell, and a
large quantity of lime has been scattered
about, but as one of the victims claims
"the cure's as bad as the disease."
Thomas Carlin & Sons have two large
pnmps and a syphon on the ground ready
to be worked when required.
Will Rusticate at Pleasant
Eock Point To-Day.
Clients Will Have to Wait a Few Hours for
law Pointers.
The Allegheny County courts will sit in
the woods at Eock Point to-day. 'The
massive granite pile on Grant street will be
deserted. A decrease in population may be
plainly discerned in the legal sections of
Grant and Diamond streets, Fourth and
Fifth avenues. Janitors and scrub women
will hold almost undisputed occupancy of
attorneys' offices throughout the city, and
for one day in the year Law Librarian
Digby will not hear the cry which haunts
him every other day in the year "Here,
It will be a merry crowd that will occupy
this morning's special train on the Pitts
burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad.
"Intellect on wheels," is what the brake
man has been instructed by the Executive
Committee to announce to all astonished
grangers at way stations. If that delusion
is to be kept up all the way to Bock Point,
then the committee should order all win
dows and doors tightly closed ana shutters
well locked. The sights and sounds which
will probably make the trip notable would
be apt to make the grangers doubt the
brakeman. The freshness of the morning,
the exhilarating sensation of an early ride
into the country, the relaxation from all
business cares, and the pleasant free feeling
of anticipation of the long day before them,
will all prove conducive to a jolly hour on
board the cars. And it is more than proba
ble that some of the sport will be com
menced even that early.
On Monday. June 1789
Bar Association
The above is a fac-simile of the tri-col-ored
placard to be fonnd suspended in
nearly all the law offices of Pittsburg dur
ing the past week. It has a little history.
This was related to a Dispatch reporter
sub-rosa, but as no names will be mentioned,
a hint ot the same in print will certainly
prove no breach of confidence. Last year
when the Bar Association held its picnic
there was a very laree attendance. Among
others who went to Ligonier's mountain re
treat was a staid old barrister who is noted
as one of those devotees to Purdon and the
bench, who prides himself on a record of not
a single smile throughout the year. He is
not a smiling man. In fact, it has been
known to cause a laughing boy to cry upon
looking upon his somber, sea-sick ex
pression. In a word, he is the sad-visaged
attorney of the Allegheny county bar.
Well, while this melancholy "individual
was awav at the picnic thtre visited his
empty office a fat, motherly old lady client
of his. She was a farmer's wife, and might
have been the prototype of Josiah Allen's
wife, so far as her personal appearances and
old fashioned habits were concerned. She
had been planning this trip to the "city law
man's" for "three
months. In fact,
she had put off
buying her new
supplies of yarn
until she would be
ready to go to her
lawyers. This pro
fessional visit was
for the purpose of
arranging the pa
pers in the trans
fer of a corner of
the farm to her
son. Naturally
she was vexed and
then incensed
kwhen she found
on the office slate
the old gentle
man's words.
Captain E. T. Breck. "Closed to-day."
Hunting up the janitor she was told Lawyer
had gone to a picnic.
Incredulously the old lady looked at the
German broom-slinger. "Ah, you're not
telling me truth, man. I have known my
law man these 25 years, and he never did
such a thing as go to a picnic. Why he
would die at such a place. He never
Nevertheless, the good countrywoman
learned, (before the day was over, that the
janitor's report was true. Well, the next
time she saw her "law man" she poked him
between the ribs with her faded umbrella
and said:
"Why, Mr. , was it true that you were
at a picnic?"
That smileless Blackstonian face seemed
deep in thought a moment. Then the lips
actually parted, and instead of a full-fledged
smile came a suiy
little snicker which
he did not seem to
have the power to
suppress. That
snicker was repeated
several times. And.
ever since when this
motherly client
of his comes to town
she twits the old
lawyer about "going
to a picnic," and he
invariably has to
snicker with the re
membrance of the
tunny things he saw
judge and advocate
do at Ligonier. He
will beat BockPoint' & 8. Young, Eiq.
to-day, but for his protection he had re
quested Captain Brecht two weeks ago to
give him placards so that clients would not
come to tne omce while he was a way.
AMther attorney was At last year's .pic
PFw 'si
nic. A disgrnnted couple came to his office
while he was absent They had been mar
ried long enough to realize only the un
happy side of matrimony. How, they had
agreed to disagee and consulted their attor
ney as to the terms of securing them a di
vorce. Each had a speech ready. That
morning they had had a fresh fight and
were just at this hour in prime humor for a
couldn't believe, it.
But to their horror they found that the
onlv man , they cared to confide in, was at
such a worldly, trifling affair as a pic
nic. If they could not find him
at once there
was a prospect
of peace and it was
that which scared
them. The t janitor
believed his em
ployer might be in
at 4 P. M. So they
sat down to wait.
By noon they had
patched up their
quarrel and gone out
of the office arm in
arm. That attorney
wanted a placard in
the interests of lost
fees to announce for
a week in advance
C. ft Dickey, Esq. that he would be
away on Monday.
Still another attorney and a big one, too
wanted some form of an advance notice to
his clients, warning them of the picnic.
Last year a railroad crossing dis
pute sprang up while he was away;
the wealthy corporation being victimized
wanted an immediate injunction from the
conrts served on their rivals, and lo and
behold they found their able and only at
torney away at a picnic. They could not
wait, employed another attorney and at
torney No. 1 lost what was really a fat fee.
Yet in spite of all these vexations result
ing from the last picnic that at Bock Point
to-day will no
doubt have a lar
ger attendance
than ever, if-the
weather is good.
The Executive
Committee which
arranged the affair
is composed of the
following gentle
men: J. S. Young,
Chairman; Captain
E. Y. Brecht, Sec
retary; Messrs. C.
C. Diekev. Thomas
Patterson, E. V. Thomas Patterson.
Messier and George B. Gordon. Major W.
B. Negley is Chairman of the Bar Associa
tion. All the Judges have promised to attend.
Mock trials and all sort of athletic sports
and games will be played. An elegant
lunch will be served shortly afternoon.
The first picnic was held two years ago at
BockPoint. It was a glorious success. Last
year the members of the association were
the guests of Judge Mellon at his Ligonier
resort, and, as a mark of the association's
grateful remembrance of those courtesies,
the entire family of Judge Mellon are the
guests of the association to-day.
Two Young Men and Women Spilled Into
tho Ohio by the Overturning of a feklff
One of the Women Drowned.
About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon Liz
zie Coates, aged 15 years, who resided with
her parents at 1245 Penn avenue, and Nan
nie Long, 14 years old, whose parents reside
in Mulberry alley, near Thirteenth street,
were down on the Allegheny river bank at
the foot of Fourteenth street for the purpose
of getting some fresh air. Two young men
named Anthony Hoff, who is a waiter at the
Duquesne Club, and Harrison who
is employed in Singer & Nimick's
were out skiff riding, and at the girls' re
quest took them in for a ride. The party
rowed up the river for some distance, and
then floated down the river until they got to
what is known as "glass house riffle," which
is located just opposite Sawmill run. The
ferry boat, William Thaw, was crossing the
river at the time, and the skiff party got
into the waves. This frightened Miss
Coates, who stood np in the skiff, thus
capsizing it, and the entire party was
upset into the river. Officer O'Donnell,
who witnessed the accident, gave the alarm,
and some parties immediately went to their
assistance, but before they could reach the
scene, Miss Coates was drowned. Miss
Long managed to save herself by clinging
to the overturned boat and the young men
were almost exhausted when rescued. Miss
Coates would have been saved had she
clnng to the boat, as young Harrison
grasped her and placed her on the boat, but
she was frightened and slipped off. The
partv were taken to the Thirty-sixth ward
station and were given some dry clothes and
a drink of brandy and were sent to their
Miss Coates and Miss Long were both
members of Stf James' Episcopal Church,
corner of Penn avenue and Sixteenth street,
where they sang in the choir and had at
tended service yesterday morning.
Cnptnin Nesbllt Home on a Visit A Pick
pocket nt the Depot,
Captain Nesbitt, of Company C,.of the
Fourteenth Beginient, who has been with
his company at Johnstown for several
days, returned to this city last evening.
The captain is simply retnrning home on a
visit, and does not know when his regiment
will be relieved from duty. He says that
everything is progressing favorably and
smoothly, and there is not the slightest
hitch in the local government as laid down
by General Hastings.
Captain Michael Harrison, the guard at
the Union depot, last night detected a pro
fessional pickpocket plying his trade at the
depot. When caught "the fellow had his
hand in a lady's pocket. Harrison took
charge of the wily gentleman and landed
him in the lockup. He will explain his
conduct this morning.
Among the passengers arriving from the
East over the Baltimore and Ohio last night
was Mr. J. T. Morrel, son of Dr. Morrel.
This is his first visit home in two years. He
is a popular student at the National Mili
tary Academy at West Point.
Interesting Exercises at the First SI. P.
Church. Allegheny.
The children's day exercises at the First
M. P. Church, Allegheny, 'last evening,
were unusually interesting. The large audi
torium was decorated with choice flowers
and tropical plants. After responsive reaa
ing, the following programme was rendered:
Becitation, "Children's Day." John Artzber
ger; chorus, by the children; recitation, "I
.Bring to the Feast a Lily," Carrie Seamen;1
dialogue, "iiime v orKers. iour memuers ot
infant class; Einjring, Gospel Hymns No. 329;
address, "Japan," Rev. F. O. Klein; cuorus, by
the children; address, Rev. W. R. Cowl; floral
offerings. Building the Cross: singing. Gospel
Tfvmn. Nn. 4fc recitation. "Flnwprs f Rfpll'i
Hymns Ko. 45; recitation, "Flowers," Stella
Artzberger; singine. Gospel Hymns No. 296;
Recitation, Lottie Stedeford, Mazie Newman,
Katie Peart.
A large wooden cross perforated with
holes stood in front of the pulpit, and the
children brought the offerings building. a
beautiful floral cross. A collection amount
ing to several hundred dollars was then
taken np, and will be devoted to foreign
mission work.
The flowers will be sent to the hospitals
Prof. Hugo Blnnk Finds a Constantly Increasing-
Amount of Ammonia.
Prof. Hugo Blank, the chemist, who has
been making a thorough analysis from day to
day of the supply of drinking water, is
authority for the statement that it is grow
ing worse continually. The enormous and
rapid increase in ammonia is unparalleled,
J and is a chemical wonder which tne Pro
fessor is studiously investigating.
An Important Conference Johns
town Yesterday Afternoon.
Beady-Made Houses for Sufferers to be Pat
Up at Once.
Chairman McCreery and S. S. Marvin, of
the Executive Committee, of the General
Belief Fund, visited Johnstown yesterday
morning and had a long conference with the
Citizen's Committee, of Johnstown, in regard
to the best method of extending aid to the
sufferers. At the meeting besides
Messrs. McCreery and Marvin were present,
Messrs. Moxham, Lewis, Boberts, Bay, At
torney Ketchem and several others. Gen
eral Hastings was also consulted and was
present at the meeting part of the time.
The situation was discussed fully and the
true state of affairs revealed. The Citizens'
Committee reported that the families were
crowded together, often 20 persons in a
house meant for 6 persons. In many
honses they were compelled to sleep on the
The men after coming home from work
have no place to change their clothing and
the situation, to say the least, is unhealthy
and most uncomfortable for the survivors.
The General Belief Committee have been
searching for some time for the best means
of building up a new Johnstown and giving
the sufferers permanent relief, but until the
end of yesterday's conference had not de
cided on what course to take.
At the close of the conference, Chairman
McCreery telegraphed Mayor Cregier, of
Chicago, to procure and send to Johnstown
as soon as possible 100 portable houses to
shelter the unfortunates. They will be
about 12x26 feet, and will be received in the
Knock-tlownaad put together on theirarrival.
The houses are substantially built, with an
oiled floor and large enough to accommodate
a family of six persons without trouble.
They will cost about $200 each. They will
arrive some time this week, and next Sun
day a force of carpenters will go to Johns
town from this city to put them together,
and the Citizens' Committee of Johnstown
will select who is to occupy them and where
they will be placed.
The committee will furnish each house
with a stove and utensils, six chairs, two
beds and bedclothes, two spring mattrasses,
one pair pillows, two pairs of sheets for
each bed, woolen blanket, a bureau, a table
and tableware to set it. In fact, a family
will be given everything necessary to go to
housekeeping and told to go ahead now and
paddle their own canoe. Mr. Marvin said
last night that where it was necessary a bar
rel of flour would be added.
Their object is to start the town on toward
a rise from the ruins, but as the town is yet
in chaos it is impossible to make permanent
arrangements. The grade of the town may
be raised. If a man cannot find his own
ground now, he can set his house up any
where and move it onto his land when it is
found under the debris.
Chairman McCreery said last night that it
the houses give satisfaction the committee
would not stop at buying 1,000 of them and
building up the town.
In direct conjunction with this move at
building up the ruined city, General Hast
ings has purchased an immense quantity of
lumber, and will next Tuesday commence
building shanty stores for those that will
set up in business again. Over 100 have
already made application.
Mrs. McCreery was also present at the
conference with a plan to start restaurants
in different parts of the district under the
difection of the Ladies' Belief Committee.
Their plan was to receive pay from all who
could pay and give to those who could not.
General Hastings did not think the plan
practical, as "charityand business wouldn't
mix well." He said it must be either busi
ness or charity to succeed, and no decision
was reached until the ladies again meet and
talk it over.
The Citizens' Committee at Johnstown
have advised that all future houses of the
better class be built on higher places.
Celebrating; tho Anniversaries of Their
Orphan Asylumi United Evangelicals at
West Liberty Tho Lutherans go to De
lano. Many of the German Protestant Churches
in this city yesterday were closed, and
neither pastor nor people put in an appear
ance. Instead, the worshipers of the
United Evangelical Churches left the city
early in the morning for West Liberty, and
held a mammoth combination jubilee ser
vice in the open air, on the grounds of the
German Protestant Orphan Asylum. The
occasion of the service was the celebration
of the second annual reunion of the estab
lishment of the asylum. A little
over two years ago the Ger
man Protestants of all denominations
met and cooperated in the work of building
a general orphan asylum. The project was
entered into most heartily by every one in
terested,, and in a short while the asylum
was an assured fact. After its completion
a day was set aside for the formal dedication
which took place in October last. The
weather at that time was so inclement as to
interfere seriously with the public exercises.
This being the case, yesterday was set aside
by the Director for the holding of a second
festival for the benefit of the Institution.
There were two services held during the
day. The morning service was held at 10
o'clock and was conducted by Bev. F. Kuofl,
pastor of the German Evangelical Church
at Sixth avenue and Smithfield street. He
was assisted by several of the other clergy
men from this city. Bev. Dr. Schmidt
spoke-for some minutes to the assemblage,
and told what the work of the asylum
authorities had accomplished since its open
ins. During the year the institution was
considerably enlarged and remodeled at an
extra expense of several thousand dollars.
They now shelter over 50 orphan children.
The festival took on considerably the shape
of a donation day, and the parishioners
were asked sometime ago to contribute
liberally to the children, this request
was emphasized by a statement of the fact
that the West Liberty institution is the
only German Protestant Asylum of the
United Evangelical faith in the SUte. The
people responded to the call quite liberally,
and the contents of the larders of the
asylum have been considerably multiplied.
A novel method of securing lunds was
adopted bv the Ladies' Aid Society, of the
various churches. After the morning ser
vice a bountiful lunch was prepared by the
ladies, and nearly everybody present par
took of it and paid liberally. The money
thus acquired will be turned over to the
directors for the benefit of the asylum.
After lunch another service was held, at
which nearly all the clergymen present
spoke eloquently ol the work ot the churches
of Pittsburg and the promptitude with
which they responded to the call for an or-
Ehan asylum. A sacred 'festival will be
eld hereafter every Tune.
Services were held in,some of the Evan
gelical Lutheran churches, but a vast ma
jority of the congregation visited Delano,
to take part in the annual celebration of the
opening of the Orphan Asylum of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church. The services
at Delano were somewhat similar to those
held at West Liberty, including a morning
and afternoon service and a lunch. There
were, however, no donations received, as the
day is not set apart for donation purposes.
It was a day of joyful celebration, pure and
simple. The services were conducted by
xver. xnvuuiasjDuugci nuu .usy. jji .turner,
of the High Street Church,
A Girl From Baltimore Being Cared For
New Arrangement!.
But very little work of any description
was done by the Women's Belief Committee
at the Pittsburg Female College yesterday.
Most of the ladies remained at their homes
all day taking a well-earned and much
needed rest Only those members of the
Execntive Committee, whose presence was
an absolute necessity, were there during
the day.
Early in the morning the Department of
i'uDlie uatety sent to the ladies a young
girl who, although not a sufferer of the
Johnstown flood, is still in a most pitiable
condition, without either home, friends or
money, and an invalid withal. The young
woman is possibly 25 years of age, tall, of a
rather dark complexion. She has a de
cidedly pretty face which has doubtless lost
considerable of its beauty through suffer
ings and hardships. That she comes of de
cidedly good family is plainly evident from
me genue reiineinent wmcu cuaracienzes
her every tone and gesture. Her story is a
peculiarly pathetic one. She resided for a
long time in Baltimore, where she made for
herself a rather comfortable living. Ill
health overtook her, and gradually her con
dition became so serious that she was
compelled ft to abandon her work.
Doctors' bills and other expenses soon
played sad havoc with her little, savings,
and soon she found herself in the trying po
sition of a penniless invalid. Thinking that
she might better her condition and probably
recover her health in this part ot 'the coun
try, she besought the Mayor of Baltimore to
secure her transportation to this city, which
he did, sending her here with a letter tothe
city authorities, who upon her arrival
turned her over to the Women's Belief
Committee. The latter are now placed in a
rather peculiar position they cannot turn
the unfortunate girl adrift, yet they are
only supposed to care for the Johnstown
refugees. She was sent to the Allegheny
General Hospital, but in the after
noon Mrs. G. A. Kelly received
word that although the girl was too
sick to be turned on the street, the hospital
authorities were not at liberty to keep her.
Mrs. Kelly, who is connected with the man
agement ot the institution, advised them to
keep her there over night. This morning
she will doubtless be sent back to the com
mittee rooms, but it is hard to say what he
ladies will be able to do for her.
But four refugees were cared for yester
day. They were E. Whitelaugh and wife,
B. Kinby and Patrick Harney.
Rev. F. Bnofl" Snbmits Ills Report to
J .
Citizens' Committee.
Bev. Frederick Buoff, the special Ger
man Commissioner of the Citizens' Commit
tee, sent to Johnstown to 'inquire into the
complaints that the Germans were not
treated well by the commissioners, has
submitted his report. In substance it says:
On last Thursday morning I left for Johns
town without giving any notice to any one in
regard to my mission. Immediately upon my
arrival I visited all the different commissaries
of the various districts, into which flooded
parts of the Conemaugh Valley had been divided
by Mr. J. B. Scott several days before. With
out revealing my identity in any particular, I
spoke in the German language to a large num
ber of men and women, gathered around
said depots, to receive their daily ra
tions. Tne universal expression was, that after
the first few days of confusion, provisions
and clothing were distributed impartially and
in sufficient quantities, and that for the pres
ent, the only things needed were heavy shoes
for workingmen, oedding and underclothing
for women and children. There were some
complaints that residents of the hill districts
around Johnstown tare coming to the depots
and securing provisions. Upon closer investi
gation, however, I found that in most instances
snch bill residents bad taken in their care ac
tual sufferers 'from the flood, and there being
no opportunity to pnrchase the necessities of
life, it was proper that the commissary should
supply them.
But since by order of Mr. J. B. Scott and
General D. H. Hastings, the proper credentials
were distributed to every family living within
the flooded districts and entitled to relief,
there has been no more complaint;
Contrary to tho Spirit of TO.
Prof. Thayer, of Harvard, prints a strong
article in favor of restriction rather than
prohibition as the reasonable means of ad
vancing the cause of temperance. He de
clares a prohibition clause has no rightful
place in a constitntion, and presents vigor
ous arguments to the legal mind, or to
others who have made some study of the
proper limitations of constitutional law. He
Nothing could so clearly mark how lit
tle the wisdom of our ancestors is appre
ciated, even at this centennial period when
we are celebrating it, as the fact that we
should be asked now to insert in our Consti
tution such a clause as this. Our State
constitutions, besides providing for the
framework of government, the qualifications
of electors and the like, were made to be
the guaranty and charter of 'a few
simple, well-established, uncontroverted
principles lest in moments of passion or in
advertence, or under the temporary pressure
of special interests, these should be disre
garded. They were not made to be codes
of laws, or to embody the opinion of a mo
mentary majority upon an entirely unset
tled question, like this of the best way to
deal with the drink question. That other
States have forgotten the true conception
and purpose of a constitution and have in
serted this and other like provisions of de
tailed legislation is no reason why we should
follow them. The process of using constitu
tions in this way is a process of degradation
from the example of our fathers.
There is a great deal in this, and its force
may be strengthenened in its application to
Pennsylvania by the difficulty there will be
in repealing constitutional prohibition,
should it be fastened on our people, ana
prove to be absurdly ineffective in reaching
the evil aimed at.
Imported Port.
1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarts.53 00
1860 Mackenzie Port, full quarts 2 50
Fine Old White Port, full quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, full quarts 2 00
Burgundy Port, full quarts 1 50
Fine Old Spanish Port, full quarts.... 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Fifth ave.
Hospitals use it; physicians recom
mend it Klein's Silver Age. mwfs
Black Mohairs A complete assort
ment just received; 42-inch wide mohair
tamise from 75c to $1 50a yard, and silk warp
mohairs, 48-inch wide, from 51 75 to 52 50
a yard. Htgts & Hacke.
Ovee 200 varieties of Imported Key
West and Domestic Cigars irum $2 to $40
per 100. G. W. Schmidt,
Nos.95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
Black Subahs Special values in 24
inch black surah silks at 75c, 85o, $1 and
?1 25 a yard, fully 25 per cent better values
than any shown anywhere that we-know of.
arwrsu Hugus & Hacke.
Two extraordinaries in dres3 goods:
10,000 yards regular 50c goods at 25c.
15,000 yards 1 and 1 25 goods at 50c.
Boggs & Buhl.
If you have not smoked the La Perla del
Fumar Key West Cigar you have lost a
treat. Sold 3 for 25c. G.W.Schmidt,
Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
B. fcB.
SI 50 Louisenne silk, stripes, at $1.
Boggs & Buhl.
Feench Eobes The remaining stock of
our handsome French robes again reduced
in prices to close quickly.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacke.
The silver-tongued Irish orator, the Hon.
E. B. Dougherty, will speak, on tne amend
ment in Grand Opera Hirase to-night.
Hospitals use it;
mend it Klein's BUyi
Sixteen Men Caught In a Place Which Was
Palled Before.
About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon De
tectives McTighe, Coulson and Fitzgerald,
Captain Dan Silvus and a number of police
raided the "speak easy" formerly presided
oyer by Bobert Bay and Emma Miller at
Nos. 60 and 61 Water street, and captured
sixteen men. The place had been run
under the name of the Monongahela Gym
nasium Club by Bay, but was closed up
several weeks ago by the police. It was
learned a few days ago that William A.
Kaylor, who had been Bay's bartender, had
reopened the place. When the officers ar
rived yesterday Kaylor escaped from the
bar-room through a trap-door to the cellar,
from whence be made his way to the room
of Maggie Brenners, a blind girl, in the
building in the rear used as a tenement.
The officers did not find him, but returned
later in the afternoon, and learning that
Kaylor was in the blind girl's room, went to
the door and knocked. The girl denied
them admittance, saying she was sick in
bed. The officers then forced the door and
found Kaylor secreted in a wardrobe, and
the girl up and dressed as if ready to go out.
The names given by the men arrested, who
nearly all appear to be of the tough ele
ment, were: Peter Johnson, Thomas Beady,
Henry Williams, Ed. Bichards, James
Pearson, Sam Shaw, Ed. McCue, James
Ward, Harry Mitchell. Dan McCloud, W.
S. Bcynolds, Dan Kelly, Tom Lovelock,
Willia'm Donehue and William Campbell.
The officers found plenty of beer and whisky
in the bar-room, and plenty of evidence
that business was being carried on.
From President Harrison's Inangnrnl
"The community that by concert, open or
secret, denies to a portion of its members
their plain rights under the law, has severed
the only bond of social order and prosperity.
The evil works from a bad center both ways.
It demoralizes those who practice it, and
destroys the faith of those who suffer by it
in the efficiency of the law as a safe pro
tector. The man in whose breast that faith,
has been darkened is naturally the subject
of dangerous and nncanny suggestions."
Be Sure and Hear the Discourse on Prohi
This evening, June 17, at Old City Hall.
Admission free. Beserved seats for ladies.
Music by the Great Western Band.
203 and 205 Market Street,
Is headquarters for adjustable window
screens, which will fit any window. Price
from 30c to 50c each. Also fot fencing of
every description. eod
Prohibition Is Jot Sach a Scheme.
It destroys property without compensa
tion. It tramples rational freedom under
B. fcB.
Extraordinary offers in India silks 27
inch black and white and black and colored
Indias at 65c and 75c, worth $1 25.
Boggs & Buhl.
Visit our cloak room for a bargain; jack
ets, wraps, fichus, Connemarras, etc., at
very much reduced prices.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacke.
Smoke the best, La Perla del Fnmar
clear Havana Key West Cigars. Sold 3 for
25c. by G. W. Schmidt,Nos. 95 and 97 Fifth
B. Oc B.
See those new all-wool French challis at
25 cents. . Boggs & Buhl.
Combination Deess Patteens An
elegant assortment and prices all re
duced. See window display.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacke.
The silver-tongued Irish orator, the Hon.
E. B. Dougherty, will speak on tne amend
ment in Grand Opera Honse to-night.
Hospitals use it; physicians recom
mend it Klein's Silver Age. MWFS
Price, 25 cents, at all druggists.
pbepaeed by
T. T. T.
109 Federal Street,
Allegheny. t "' -
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f physicians recom- 0LD CITY HALL. TO-NIGHT. . - 'A"lL
Age ' Hwrs ki748 - l - , , 'ratim.
Jone tne great summer goods buying
To keep up our steadily incieaatne trade we
call attention to some special purchases that
are worth coming hero to Buy. Read about
them they are In the Dress Goods Depart
ment. The Silk for snmmerwear Is just as
good value as you will find in the Dress Goods,
and everyone is delighted with our last larga
purchases ot Printed India Silks that we are
selling at 65c and 75c a yard. The quality tells,
and the patterns no old styles. The Colored
Surah Silks that we are selling at 50cand73o
are the delight of everyone that sees them.
More bargains In the Black Silk Department
this week that you want to see, especially in
the way of Black India Silks, Black Surah
Silks, Black Silk Grenadines and some remark
able Black Gros Grain Silks and Black Satin
Bhadames the quality at the prices make
them wonders.
Over in tho Wash Dress Goods stock yoa
find new styles In Satines, fresh as newly
baked bread, and our display of Scotch and
American Ginghams is four to one larger than
any assortment you can find. Prices are low.
This Is our closing np month. Come now.
Yon will never Buy Skirting Embrolderie
for as little as at this moment in onr Embrold
ery Department new goods, bought cheap.
Then the Lace counter has still got a big lot of
special low price goods, in medium and flounce
widths. In cream, white and black Laces, while
the stock of Black Nets is very large.
Muslin Underwear 25c garments to finest
New styles in Dressing Sacques. Merino,
Gauze, Balbiiggan and Pure Silk Underwear,
ribbed and plain, for ladles and children
many bargains.
Our low prices on Dress Goods Include the
finer qualities. This great cleaning np sale in
this Dress Goods Department Is full of extra
ordinary values the
Silk Warp Colored Cashmeres at 50c. -T
Mohair Mixtures at 35c and 40&
The French Challis at 25e and 40c '
The French Dress Patterns at U and t&
The 925 French Dress Patterns at $li
The n 25 quality Colored Silk Wirp Henri
ettas at 75c
The all-wool Debelges at 30c, 40c and 50c
The 50-Inch all-wool Suitings at 40c
The $2 French Silk Jacqaard Stripes at 86c
The Colored all-wool French Albatross at Ha,
This will be a busy month If you are wide
awake and will take time to see all tho bargain
that are here.