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memo-rates a new epoch in the commercial
history of our American neighbors." He
offered the following resolution, which was
Resolved, That the National Board of Steam
Navigation, in convention assembled, do most
gladly welcome every movement directed to
ward us by the representatives of other nation
alties, and more especially tlioto delegated
from our sister republics to the Congress of all
Americas. We extend our warmest felicitations
to the distinguished gentlemen who are now
officially visiting our country in the interest of
peace, unity and commerce, wish the earnest
nope that the seed of patriotism and mitcnal
advancement they are now sowing will speeilily
come to fruition and produce golden sheaves.
General Negley then spoke on the estab
lishment of an American merchant marine.
He did not believe that a great nation, with
6,000 miles of ocean front, could promote
and defend its commerce without conduct
ing its own carrying trade and mail service.
The United States should participate in the
advantages of the European trade, and
control the markets of all the Americas for
its surplus. The pressure of relentless
competition has been forcing the United
States out of its legitimate markets. This
nation produces the best merchandise, but
the advantages offered by the commercial
codes of France, England and Germany
are forcing the United States out of the
trade with other countries. The leading
European nations are excessively active in
fostering private maritime enterprise and in
strengthening their relations abroad
They send as consuls only persons with
commercial and technical experience, who
made regular trade reports to their govern
ments. General Neglev cpoke particularly
of the great efforts being made by Germany
tor commercial supremacy. He said that
Emperor Wilhelni was greatly underrated,
that he had manv qualities of leadership,
and was a prodigious and indefatigable
worker, as bold in purpose as he was tireless
in energy. The United States, he held,
mnst push its marine no matter what might
be its nrst cost lieneral isegieya address
was received with great applause, and was
ordered to be spread in full upon the min
utes of the board.
George W. "Walker, F. W. Munn and V.
H. H. Titus, of Philadelphia, end the
Southwestern Transportation Company, of
Sew Orleans, were elected to membership
in the board.
At the afternoon session Secretary Bryant
presented a resolution asking Congress to
prevent the obstruction of the navigable
rivers by low and short-spanned bridges.
Mr. Bryant referred to the Beaver and
Stenbenville bridges, and said that the
lower Mississippi was threatened. He rec
ognized the right of railways to bridge the
free waterways, but heM that bridges
should be so built as not to impede the nav
igation of the stream. He rcjrrettedthe
disposition ot Congress to grant the right
to build bridges without considering the
interests of navigation.
B.ver competition is the only guarantee
of reasonable freight rates, and it should
not be impeded for a single day. He
thought Congress and the Secretary of "War
should regard the importance of freenaviga
tion rather than the cost of bridge con
struction. Mr. Bryant said that a recent
conversation which he had with Secretary
Proctor convinced him that steam vessel
owners at least have a friend at the head of
the War Department
Mr. John A. Wood spoke strongly of the
impediments to navigation by Dridges over
the Ohio. Tows are frequently broken to
pieces on the wers, which are only two or
three hundred feet apart Formerly 30,000
tons of coal could be taken in one tow. Tows
mnst be tied up at night, because they can
not trust the narrow bridge spans.
Captain Vosburgh, of New 5Tork, spoke of
his experience in bridge fighting on the
Hudson river. By legislative lobbying he
was at lait defeated on one bridge.
Captain Holloway, of Cincinnati, also
felt strongly on the same subject. He said
that capital had been subscribed in New
York to put another bridge acress the Ohio
at Cincinnati, and at Louisville prepara
tions are now making to throw a bridge
across the river at the head of the falls, a
place where great injury will be done to
Captain John F. Dravo being called out,"
made an earnest speech against low bridge
and short spans, lie said that the case was
the people against corporations. The free
dom of the waterways should be guarded
jealously. He inquired how long a railroad
would stand it it its traffic were impeded
for a single dav, or it were compelled to
"tie up" its trains over night.
Railroads have rights secured by legisla
tion, but the rights of the water highways
ante-date all legislation. To impede the
carrying of cheap coal rapidly down the
river is an invasion of the rights of every
fireside in the country. There will be a
limit to railroad construction and capacity
and the rivers must be guarded for the fut
ure. General Negley said that Congress should
require higher bridges and longer spans.
Spaas of COO and 800 feet are now con
structed and piers have been reduced in
size. Mr. Bryant said that there was a
bridge law for the Ohio river, but that it
was evaded by special legislation. Captain
Vosburgh said:
"If nature had placed in the middle of
your river a stone monument like one of
these bridge piers, Congress would spend
hundreds of thousands of dollars, if neces
sary, to remove it" He referred to the
Baltimore and Ohio bridge across Staten
Island Sound at Arthur Kill as the great
est outrage ever permitted by Congress.
Captain Addison Lyslc described the ob
structions placed under the channel span of
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie bridge at
Beaver and under the Panhandle bridge at
Stenbenville, and how they were likely to
impede navigation during the fall freshet.
3Ir. Bryant's resolution was unanimously
adopted, and turned over for action to the
Committee on Legislation.
On Captain Vosburgh's motion the Com
mittee on Legislation was enlarged from
three to seven members, three from New
York, one from Pittsburg, one from Cin
cinnati, one from St. Louis and one from
New Orleans. The President will appoint
this committee to-day.
Captain Dravo presented a resolution re
guesting the Secretary of Wartooider the
immediate removal of the obstructions at
the Beaver and Steubenville bridges, so that
the 10,000,000 bushels of coal awaiting ship
ment here can be taken down stream during
the expected fall freshet The resolution was
adopted, and the Secretory was directed to
send a copy to Secretary Proctor.
Secretary Bryant moved that the Legisla
tive Committee be authorized to obtain ex
pert testimony relating to the possibilities
of bridge construction, that it might be
presented to Congress.
President Cheney said that the bridge
over the Frith of Forth, in Scotland, was of
one single span of 1,750 feet It was bqiit
without placing any obstructions in the
channel. The motion was adopted.
Secretary Bryant then called up a subject
which excited the most antagonistic debate
of the day. He presented a letter from the
steamboat men ot New Orleans, urging the
National Board to request Congress to so
amend the inter-State commerce law as to
include water carriers in its provisions. He
explained the point to be that the Inter
State Commerce Commission had suspended
the fourth section ol the act, which forbids
a lower rate for a long than for a short haul
over the same line, on the plea that steam
boat lines were not subject to the law, and
were therefore in a position to underbid and
destroy the railroad traffic to important
competitive points.
Under the suspension of that clause, Mr.
Bryant explained, the railroads had been
able to make their long haul rates to river
points so low that they were destroying the
business ot the water carriers. The rail
roads were able to recoup by high rates on
local traffic, bnt the steamboat lines had not
this opportunity. They bad no local points
which were not reached either by the rail
roads directly or by packet lines which they
had established: He believed that if the
law were extended to include water carriers,
the commission would be forced to make the
fourth section operative.
x Captain Moseet, of Cincinnati, ably sup-.
ported Mr. Bryant's plea, but Captain
Parker, of the same city, protested, saying
that the inter-State commerce law had so
many conditions and requirements that it
would be-a hardship to steamboat men.
Captain Holloway, of Cincinnati, said that
he wanted no more legislation. Captain
John A. Wood favored Mr. Bryant's propo
sition. Mr. Joseph "Walton said that, in con
versations had during the summer, Judge
Schoonmaker, a member of the commission,
had expressed to him a desire to be furnished
with complete information concerning dis
crimination by railroads against local points
by means of excessive charges for short
hauls. He had asked Mr. Walton to say to
the National Board that he desired all the
facts on that point which it could gather,
saying that the long-and-short-haul section
had given the commission more trouble than
any other feature of the law.
Mr. Bryant told the board of the rather
uncivil treatment which the commission had
given to the steamboat men when they
argued their claims before it in 1888. He
then made up his mind that the water car
riers had not one fricnd on the commission.
He sincerely hoped that Judge Schoon
maker had experienced a change of heart
Captain Vosburgh stated that Judge
Schoonmaker had been a politician and rail
road lawyer for many years, and to Mr.
Bryant he put this question: "Do you
think you could pass through the United
States "Senate any legislation favorable to
steamboat lines and detrimental to the rail
road interests, at the Senate is now com
posed?" Messrs. Munger, Holloway and others op
posed action unless the board were united.
Mr. Bryant then said that he would not ask
positive action by the board, but would
move that the Committee on Legislation be
directed to sound the Inter-State American
Commission with a view to learn its senti
ment concerning the enforcement of the
fourth section.
Alter some further desultory discussion,
Mr. Mungar moved to table the whole mat
ter. This was defeated by a close vote, and
Mr. Bryant's last motion was carried unan
imously. The board will meet at 9 o'clock this
morning. Its session must be restricted and
its business hurried, as the Mayflower ex
cursion is booked lor 2 o'clock. Many of
the delegates wish to depart for home early
in the evening.
The Forty-Third Street Brldco Won't Pny If
the Present Tolls Arc Reduced.
It has been circulated In Lawrenceville
and Millvale that a petition would be pre
sented to the board of directors of the Forty-
third street bridge asking them to reduce
the toll from 2 cents to 1 cent It was also
asserted that if the prayer of the petitioners
is refused by the board, the residents of
Millvale will take the matter to court.
T. B. Stewart, a director of the board, ex
pressed indifference about the threat of
going to court. He said: "There is not
enough traffic over the bridge to warrant the
directors reducing the tolls. If we lower
the rates, the property will not pay. Hith
erto we have paid 6 per cent It has been
difficult to keep up this dividend. Some
vearswedid not declare a dividend, be
cause after paying interest on bonds and
liquidating others not a cent was leit.
"The last bond has been lifted and the
bridge is now unencumbered. Next we
will have to repair the bridge. A few
weeks ago we paid 1,400 to have it re
roofed. We are going to refloor it, relay
the rails and repair the masonry. If we
are relieved ot one expense we are hardened
with another."
Movements of PIttsbarsers nnd Others of
Wldo Acaunlntancc
William Wanamaker, a brother of the
Postmaster General's, was a passenger from
Philadelphia to Chicago on the limited last
night. His MSit to the Windy City was one of
a purely business nature Mr. Wanamaker is
of the opinion that the projected working by
the Government of the telegraph systems in
connection with the postal department wonld
be of great advantage to the public No diffi
culty would ensue in treating with existing
owners of lines, and in every charter granted
to such comorations there was a clause under
which the Government reserved to itself power
to buy up the property at any time. Similar
power was reserved in the case of railroad cor
porations. Speaking of Quaker Cit affairs,
he said that he looked upon Field's occupancy
of the Philadelphia postoffice as assured. In
relation to national affairs, Mr. Wanamaker
said that the assembling of the House in De
cember wonld be accomplished without any
difficulty or internal disruption, though the
nepuuiican majority was smaii. xxc mougm
that the Speaker was certain to be an Eastern
man, and he regarded Reed, of Maine, as most
likely to be elected as presiding officer, whom
he regarded as an affable gentleman and a
good parliamentarian. The World's Fair
would most likely, and properly, be located in
Chicago, he thought, as the people there had
the requisite money and energy to carry such
an affair to a success to a greater degree than
New Yorkers.
Among those registered at the Duquesno
are the following who are here to pay a last
tribute of respect to Captain Jones, late gen
eral manager of the Edgar Thomson Steel:
Works by attending his funeral to-day
Captain Rob Hunt, of Chicago, 8. T. Weel
man, engaged in the steel trade in Cleveland,
Charles Killorgan. superintendent of the iron
works, Worcester, Mass., John and D. H.
Thomas, of Hokendaugna, and James Numas,
an iron man of Catasauqua, Pa,
Chief Justice Fuller, his wife and
daughters were in the city yesterday morning
on their way from Chicago to Washington, D.
C. The Chief Justice is firmly persuaded that
Chicago is the best place for tne World's Fair.
He said that foreign visitors would want to see
more of the country than that contained with
in the limits of New York. They will want to
see the country, and every facility should be
afforded them for doing so.
James L. Stevens, of Topcka, Kan., is a
guest at the Seventh Avenue Hotel Mr.
Stevens said that the sorghum sugar industry
is bound to become a success in years to come,
though its present commercial standing is not
very good. He is going largely into the busi
ness next spring, tie also tinnKs that a good
sugar can be made from watermelons.
General Thomas A. Kowley, the white-
haired Mexican veteran, rode In a carriage in
the parade yesterday. It was thought a tew
weeks ago that he wonld not recover from the
injuries received in the West Penn Railroad
accident But when two wars conld not Knock
the valiant General out a railroad wreck could
scarcely subdue him.
The legal fraternity is very busy these
day, as the Supreme Court will soon be here.
Law Librarian Percy Digby states that he has
handled as high as 800 books a day lately tor
lawyers, who are hustling to fortify themselves
against the day of wrath.
Senator John Sherman and his wife
stopped over yesterday morning on their way
to Mansfield from Washington. The Senator
was more than usually reticent, and refused
every inducement to talk.
Sergeant Myers, who has been on dnty
at Central station, was transferred to the Four
teenth ward station yesterday, while Sergeant
McElbaney, of the Fourteenth, takes up the
position at the Central.
llev. Dr. "W". H. Locke, who has been
Presiding Elder tor four years in the Akron
district nf the Metbodm Cbnrcb, has been as
signed to East Liverpool.
Ralph Modjeska, of Chicago, who is a
son of Madame, and a civil engineer practicing
in Porkopolis, is staying with his mother at the
Charles Barchfeld, President of the
German Fire Insurance Company, returned
last evening after a two weeks' stay in New
E. H. McCleave, of Cumberland, is
visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. Totten, of
Forty-third Btreet
Miss Mary Huntington and H. S.
Huntington, of Canton, O., are guests at the
Miss Jennie Featherson, of Watson
street, returned yesterday from her visit to
Bridge vine.
Amos M. Kellogg and wife, of New
York City, are guests at the Seventh Avenne
Vjhill "W. Hazzard, of Monongahela, is
staying at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Frederick Venter, of Allegheny, left I
ICftflriUdJ AU UUiUlMIUlb
The Old Boys Marched Once. Again
to the Mtisic of Drum and Fife.
Some of the Patriotic Features of the An
nual G. A. E. Parade.
Although the sun of yesterday beamed
none too brightly and the streets were none
too dry, yet 4,000 old soldiers of the Repub
lic may well be congratulated on the favor
able weather which greeted their reuuion.
Grand Army Day of 1889 was ushered in
with lowering skies, and many of the
veterans trembled for their war-worn uni
forms. But the threatened rain cleared oil,
and a long line of boys in blue gray-haired
boys, boys with trembling limbs and
wrinkled brows marched through the
streets with no unkind showers to damp
thei r martial ardor. There was j ust enough
wind to flutter the honored flags, just
enough sunshine to light up the faces in
the tramping files.
Every coign of vantage iras full of eager
sightseers. Black swarms of people hung
around the business houses, and pretty
faces smiled sweetly down from amid the
waving flags that hung at every window.
The parade was justly declared to have been
the best for many years, and although King
Heath has thinned the ranks considerably
during the last 12 months, yet there are
plenty left to insure a long life to the an
nual Grand Army celebration in Western
Pennsylvania. The memory of one dead
comrade was honored by each and every
post, and the sad tale of Captain W. R.
Jones' untimely end was forcibly recalled
by the long black streamers which hung so
mournfully about the flagstaffs. Captain
Jones was a member of Post 181, and was
also one of the department inspectors.
Custer Post showed a special mark of re
spect by leading in their midst a bay
charger draped with a black mourning
cloth and bearing the saddle, bridle, boots,
cap and sword ot the deceased captain. Two
members of Post 38 led the horse.
The rent and shattered flags which were
borne in line evoked many hearty cheers
from the assembled populace. Many ot the
posts carried three, and even four, of these
oid relics of the bitter struggle which was
lought out zo years ago.
Hayes' Post 3 carried 23 corps flags. The
first one, the red and white diamond, Phil.
Kearney made out of a shirt in the seven
days fight Post 128 carried all the corps
flags, and had with them their "pony gun,"
made of shells from Gettysburg field.
Allegheny county's war record is a splen
did one, no other county in the State coming
near it.
Prominentin the line marched Fast Liver
pool Colored Post 44, headed by Don Ham
mond's colored drum corps, of" that town.
The Fourth division consisted of the Sons of
Veterans, an order instituted in 1881 bv
Major A. P. Davis, of Pittsburg, and wliich
now numbers 75,000 members throaghout
the country.
Throughout the day the many bands
awakened slumbering recollections of the
old war scenes, as they rent the air with
the ancient marching tunes. As the long
line deployed into Fifth avenue, at least
4,000 men must have followed Commander
Brad berry.
Many could not follow thei' leader on
foot, but they put in an appearance in the
carriages. One veteran, determined to play
the soldier, marched among his comrades
on crutches. His sturdy progression with
one weak leg reminded one forcibly of the
brave Widdrington in the old ballad of
"Chevy Chase," of whom it is said:
"For HIddrington we needs must wail
As one in doleful dumps.
For though his legs were shotten off
He tought upon his stumps."
Along the sidewalks the good-humored
crowd pushed, and jostled and craned their
necks, and stood on their neighbors' toes,
and otherwise enjoyed themselves. The
ubiquitous small boy was there in full force,
and indeed the extraordinary amount of
children present made a good many rusty
old bachelors extremely disagreeable, and
indicated the fact that there was a big holi
day yesterday afternoon. The loud explana
tory remarks of the urchins filled up the
intervals admirably, and were decidedly
comic. There was one luckless performer
on the big drum, down whose red face the
hot streams of perspiration poured profuse
ly. The man was working most creditably,
yet he was greeted with a caution not to
"damp the sheepskin with sweat," as the
drum "wouldn't play no music if it got
There was the usual young gentleman
with the usual big market basket, who
plunged madly through the crowd in the
dear old-time manner, and succeeded in dis
turbing the equilibrium of a good many
sight-seers. There was the lovely maiden
to whom the front rank men were only too
happy to concede their places, but then
alas there was the attendant "dudes" who
insisted on getting a front place too.
But the occasion was too memorable and
the scenes too pleasant for anyone to lose
his temper. Besides the waving colors, the
quick tramp of the soldiers, and the grand
old airs which succeeded one another so
rapidly gave one but little time to criticise.
The whole parade was a grand historic
picture and it would be well it
some of Pittsburg's rising artists were
to try their hand upon a mighty can
vas commemorative of Grand Army Day,
for the old forms and faces are passing all
too rapidly away. The veterans are march
ing one bv one past the last reviewing post,
only to be mustered, out forever. If the
picture of the great day's parade is to be
painted, it should be painted speedily.
.Everything in the oroaa picture had a
meaning. The brilliant hues ot the stand
ards were symbolical of the happy hearts of
the old "boys," while the black crape
which hung from the staffs, was an image
of their deep regret for those who have
sunk down and died in the line of life's
great march.
And so with music and gladness, another
of these great reunions of the survivors of
the war was over and done.
Prominent Grnnd Army Men Slako Humor
ons Speeches Glories nnd Incidents of
Army Life Related.
The camp fire in old City Hall was at
tended by a crowd estimated at 3,000, a
large proportion being wives, daughters and
sous of veterans. Comrade A. P. Burch
ficld called the meeting to order and an
nounced Major Joseph F. Denniston as
chairman, who, after a few appropriate re
marks, spoke feelingly of the death of Cap
tain "W. E. Jones, and introduced Eev. J.
F. Core, of Wilkinsburg, who referred to
the fact that the old veterans trudged on
foot iu yesterday's parade, and suggested
that they should have ridden, the cavalry
on horseback and the infantry in carriages.
Ten years from now they will all ride, or
there will be no parades. The speaker
humorously sketched his soldier experience.
General E. S. Osborne, of "Wilkesbarre,
dwelt upon the educating influence of the
G. A. E. campfires. He held that the conn
try's safety lay in the education of youth,
and told the women what they might achieve
in this direction. He wanted a, new South,
and said it would come when Southern chil
dren were taught as Northern cl ildren are,
the reverence they owe fo the men who
saved the country and for the men who
fought to destroy it In conclusion he said"
the Government conld neve'r extinguish the
debt it owed these battle-scarred veterans. ,
He expressed the hope that Colonel Bow
lev would march in next year's parade.
Major Montooth spoke briefly, referring
feelingly to the absence of Major Samuel
Harper, Sidney Oniohundro and Captain
W. B. Jones, whose tragic fate at Braddock
still shrouds the town in mourning. Major
Montooth then took by the back of the
neck the wretch who said "These Grand
Array reunions are played out," and shook
the sawdust out of him, expressing the
opinion that there could not be too much
done for the soldiers.
General James S. Negley spoke for a few
minutes, but pleaded an engagement on the
State Chaplain Sayers, of Philadelphia,
dwelt on the necessity of mothers' teaching,
so that that of the Southern mother might
be offset by that of the Northern matron,
and bring about the time when there shall
be no black flag nor red flag, bnt only the
Stirs and Stripes known in the Union.
Thomas J. Stewart, of Norristown, agreed
with Chaplain Savers that the hall they had
left on the Southside was the meanest in the
State. Colonel Stewart opened with a
humorous story, and then dwelt rapturously
on the progress of the great conflict
that ended at Appomattox, which place, he
said, witnessed tbe grandest event in human
history; paid a tribute to Captain Jones,
and concluded by expressing the opinion
that the effort expended between 1861 and
1665 advanced the period when the doves
shall build their nests in cannons' mouths.
Colonel McCormick, Adjutant-General of
the Department of Pennsylvania, spoke
The sixth reunion of the Seventy-seventh
Pennsylvania Volunteers was held last night
in tbe Council chamber. Chairman A. J.
Parsons called the meeting to order and
made a humorous speech, in which he re
counted the escapades of the regiment and
its services.
He was followed by many others, who
recounted pleasing and laughable anecdotes.
Among the speakers were Archibald Blake
lv, Esq., Lieutenant Lowry and W. J.
A permanent organization wns formed of
the Seventy-seventh and the following offi
cers elected for the year:
President, General W. A. Robinson; "Vice
Presidents, Captain P. F. Bohbacker. A. J.
Parson. Henry Shultz. W. J. Prentice; Secre
tary, S3. J. Brauff; Corresponding Secretary,
David Lonry; Treasurer, Ed AckerjExecutlve
Committee, John W. Krepps. W. W. Barker.
Peter Duganne, Henry Schultz and Edward
The windnp was at No. 926 Penn avenue,
where lunch was served.
The Southside "campfire" was held in
Salisbury Hall. There was a very large
attendance, including many women and
children, not to mention one o'f those dogs
of which the Southside is so prolific, and
which came in for honorable mention in
more than one of the speeches. Addresses
were made by Dr. Duff, Thomas J. Stewart,
General Negley and Colonel Chill Haz
His Emphatic Reply to Bli Detractor,
With More to Follow.
General James S. Negley, ex-Congressman
from the Pittsburg district, is in the
city attending the annual meeting of the
National Board of Steam Navigation, of
which he is an individual member. He is
at present located in New York, and is con
nected with the International Bailway and
Investors' Construction Company. Yester
day he was asked what he had to say con
cerning the letter, published last "week,
which Charles A. Dana wrote, while Assist
ant Secretary of War, to Edwin M. Stanton,
in which General Negley was accused of
cowardice at the battle 'of Chickamauga.
He responded: "It is so contrary to thei
truth, and so evidently instigated by the
spleen and jealousy of General Wood and
General Brannan, that I,m surprised it
should be brought to the front That
charge was met by me before the Court of
Inquiry. I put both Wood and Brannan
on the 'stand. They were unable to sub
stantiate a single assertion which they had
made. They failed so utterly that the
board censured them. I have " from Gen
eral Longstreet a written communication
saying that, at the time when, according
to General Brannan, I had left the field, a
portion of my artillery fired upon his staff.
I have also a telegram from General Gar
field to General Bosecranz, dated at 2
o'clock that afternoon, saying that he had
seen me in the Dugg Valley road, and that
I was organizing troops. A little later than
that, I have a telegram from General
Bosecranz himself, asking me what was
the situation at the front. If there is one
part of my career of which I am specially
proud, it is my work at Chickamauga. I
shall soon make a full statement in relation
to this matter, and I will not leave a grease
spot of these people."
Allegheny Citizens Want the Perrysvlllo
Road Condemned.
The citizens of Allegheny have risen up
in their might to protest against paying toll
on the Perrysville road, and ask that the
road be condemned by the city. At the
meeting of the Survey Committee last even
ing a petition from citizens residing on
Perrysville avenue within tbe city line was
read. They reqnest that that portion of the
Perrysville plank road from the head of
Federal street to Jacob Born's place be con
demned, and the road widened and paved.
The matter evoked considerable discus
sion. Mr. Kennedy thought1 it was time
that the city took some action looking to
the abolishment of the plank roads, as they
were a nuisance to citizens who, not only
had to pay city taxes, but also toll gate fare
as well. He moved the matter be referred
to City Solicitor Elphinstone, and he take
proper steps for condemnation. The motion
was finally adopted.
Mr. J. B. Scott, representing the Western
University, was present to protest against
the widening of Observatory street from 30
to 60 feet. He said that such a street would
injure tbe university grounds, and had the
board known that such a move was intend
ed they would never have placed the new
building on the present site. Mr. Dihen, a
resident of the street, said it would do no
harm to take 30 feet off the rear end of the
university gronnds. He stated that he was
afraid the gronnds would be used as a base
ball ground.
Officer Jack Rescues a Yoangstovrn
" From a Colored Escort.
About 10 o'clock last night Officer Jack
was called, while patrolling his beaj, by a
young lady at the corner of Cherry alley and
Third avenue. The officer answered the call,
and, crossing the street, inquired what was
wanted. Then he saw that tbe young lady's
escort was a colored man. The girl asked if
a certain house on Cherry alley was a re
spectable hotel. The officer, in some sur
prise, answered that it was anything else.
She then related that she had come from
Youngstown last evening, and when she went
to the St James Hotel for accommodations,
was told that the house was full. As she
was leaving she was accosted by the colored
man, who volunteered to take her to a hotel
where she could stay. Innocent of danger,
the girl consented, and had been walked up
and down streets and alleys for over an hour,
when her susnicions became aroused and she
called the officer.
He immediately arrested the colored man
and locked bim up in Central station, where
he gave his name as John Bronson, and said
that he was a carriage driver for Mr. Hans
field Brown, ot Mansfield, Pa.
Got Ulin Into Trouble.
A man who gave his name as Harry
Hughes was seen by the police to approach
a house on Penn avenue yesterday afternoon
and demand food from the lady who opened
the door. He was told he was too strong
looking a person to be around begging, and
when the door had been closed in his
face, produced a piece of chalk and made
some mysterious marks on the side of the
building. Magistrate McKenna sent him
for four months to the works.
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The Board of Arbitrators Aro Con
sidering McKnight's Claim.
Judge Kirkpatrick Says the State
Not Pay for Belief Work.
In a quite informal manner last evening
at the session of the arbitration board in
the McKnight claims against the State for
work done under contract at Johnstown, the
status of the case and the intentions of the
State were clearly presented by Attorney
General Kirkpatrick and General Hastings.
The evening hearing had been without
incident for upward of an hour. Contractor
McKnight testified as to tbe amount of
money paid out by him and the nature of
his contract with General Hastings, mat
ters already familiar to the public. Mr.
McKnight's bookkeeper, Mr. McClellan,
and Mr. Ford, a timekeeper, were also ex
amined at some length with no particular
results. During the examination of John
T. Kinney, Mr. McKnight's general fore
man, who was rated at $10 per diem, a mild
controversy arose between Attorney General
Kirkpatrick and Mr. Charles H. McKee,
Mr. McKnight's attorney. The attention
of all present immediately became centered
in the legal gentlemen, but General Hast
ings appearance in the circle broke the
Attorney General Kirkpatrick said abruptly:
The point of this whole matter must be the
separation of the relief and business phases of
Contractor McKnight's bill. The State can
not be expected to pay for relief work done by
Contractor McKnight when a relief fund exists
for that definite purpose.
Mr. McKee Mr. McKnight shonld be made
whole. Ho was given to understand that bis
contract with General Hastings implied tbe
payment for his services and those of his work
men. All of the State officials relied upon Mr.
McKnight and a dispute in regard to his claim
for payment was farthest from bis thought
Judge Kirkpatrick Ought not work dono
for relief to be paid for out of relief funds?
The mere fact that State officials ordered work
done does not hold the State liable. A very
large relief fnnd is still in existence, and if Mr.
McKnight aid that work ho should be paid out
of tbe proper fund. The assumption was all
along that the accounts should be separated.
While I desire that the testimony shall have
the widest range, I propose to stand here to
object to the State of Pennsylvania paying one
dollar which she is not liable for. There were
two kinds of work done; relief, and actual
cleaning up of debris and wreckage, in" tbe
proper exercise of the police powers vested in
tne ijmt xne testimony snouia do siitea auu
separated and the accounts individualized.
General Hastings I am in sympathy with
Judge Kirkpatrick upon this matter, and al
though not upon the stand I would like to give
to this tribunal my views of tbe matter In the
hope of assisting tbe present deliberations. So
far as State work was concerned I was respon
sible, as Governor Beaver's personal represen
tative, and I mil not evade any responsibili
ties incurred by me. But so far as relief work
was concerned I was in Johnstown as an
individual. When anything needed to
he done I did not stop to question.
If it wa3 teams, horses or men, it made
no difference I sent to Mr. McKnight u itbont
any hesitation for anything he was able to
furnish. As I understood tbe agreement be
tween us. what he earned was to he paid ont
of either the State or the relief funds as tbe
work might chance to be classflcd. I think
that this board should ascertain which part of
the account belongs pronerly to the State's ex
penditures, and the balance must come from
tbe amply adequate relief fund. It will be easy
to decide upon; the amount due in both in
stances. Arbitrator Huff I may say for the same
the recess the Board of Arbitration decided
that the plan as outlined by Judge Kirkpatrick
ind yourself, General, would be the most ex
pedient for adoption. We agree that the ac
count shonld be divided into two Sections.
Judge Kirknatrlck It Is my duty to protect
the State, and 1 think that the claims can be
easily separated, but whether tbe State can pay
or not we cannot say.
Senator Huff Nevertheless we do not desire
to have time wasted by irrelevant testimony.
Mr. McKee Was Mr. McKnight aware of
the distinctions between State and charity
General Hastings Colonel Douglas, the en
gineer iu charge, was instructed to keep tbe
accounts separate. But when teams were
wanted to haul bread and provisions, or to
convey bodies or coffins, I did not stop to say
much. I went ahead.
Mr. McKee Did Mr. McKnight f nlly under
stand this matter of keeping separate ac
counts! General Hastings Colonel Douglas so in
strncted him.
Mr. McKee Would it not have been impos
sible for Mr. McKnight to keep the accounts
General Hastings It would bave been pretty
hard to do it accurately under the circum
stances. It would
Judge Kirkpatrick Aren't yon cross-examining
General Hastings, Mr. McKee?
Mr. McKee I beg your pardon. I would
like to ask the General one question. Did not
two weeks of Mr. McKnight's work elapse be
fore be understood that the accounts were to
be separate?
General Hastings Yes. I think two weeks
had passed before Colonel Douglas Informed
Mr. McKnight But that need not make any
difference in the tabulation of these accounts
in separate shape.
Mr. McKee Thank yon, gentlemen. Yon
have relieved my client and myself very much.
This ended the colloquy and General
Hastings was excused Irom appearance until
to-day. There was nothing more of un
usual interest on either side and the session
adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning.
A high State official privately vouch
safed the opinion that the Flood Commission
would not hesitate a moment about paying
Mr. McKnight's claim for relief work if
passed upon by the Board of Arbitration.
Secretary Kremer stated that any bill
would receive patient attention Irom the
commission, technicalities having been laid
aside long ago in the transaction of its
business. Mr. McKnight's claim for relief
work, in his opinion, would receive ample
General Hastings Will Represent PcnnsyN
vanin on tho Konnds.
Adjutant General Hastings .will be a
guest of the Secretary of the Navy during
the entire trip of the Pan-American dele
gates The telegraphic arrangements were
concluded yesterday by the following Eelf
explanatory telegrams:
Washington, October L
General D. H. Htstlngs, Hotel Anderson:
Tbe Secretary of War leaves here for West
Point on Thursday morning, October 3, and
directs me to say he would be pleased to have
you go with him. Answer.
Captain Tavxob (of Ordnance).
General Hastings answered affirmatively,
and shortly afterward received another tele
gram as follows:
Washington, September SO.
General D. H. Hastings, Motel Anderson:
Train is special with South American dele
gates. Secretaries Blaine and Proctor, and will
not stop at Philadelphia. You can Join it
Thursday at Jersey City Pennsylvania station
at 1:15 p. if., or can catch it at Baltimore at 0
X. M., Baltimore and Potomac station.
Captain Taylor (of Ordnance),
Young Harry Patterson, of Allegheny,
Missing In New "York.
Harry Patterson, the 18-year-old 6on of H.
XT. Patterson, who formerly lived on Bidge
avenue, Allegheny, has been missing in
New York for the past three weeks. He
traveled in Europe this summer with Prof.
Crabbe. Eeturning-to New York he went
to the home of Vice President Felton, of
the New York, Lake Erie and "Western
road, who is his relative, and intended to
put him into business. When he disap
peared Mr. Felton supposed he Lad come to
Pittsburg, but he is not here. ThR Not
Yors: detective force is looking for
. . . - .. - - "
2, "1889
The Kew Lincoln Hoard Organizes and
Elects tbo Two Old Teachers Moior
6r Aull Mnkesn Statement.
The new Lincoln School Board met and
organized last night. Major W. F. Aull
was elected President, and S. W. Jeffries,
Secretary. The treasurer was not balloted
for. The other members of the Board present
were J. B. Van Wagner, G. W. Boessing
and J. W. Kerr. A. F. Dinger was detained
by sickness.
The first business before tbe Board was
the election of a writing teacher and a
teacher for room 14. Without opposition
Miss Gardner was elected writing teacher
and Miss McCormack was elected to room
A. H. Edwards sent a communication
stating that the books of the late board
were ready at any moment, to be turned over
to the new directors.
Major W. F. Aull saidlast night to aDis
patch reporter:
"The cause of the deadlock, which ex
isted so long in the late board, was re
ligion. Part ot the School Board were op
posed to Miss Gardner simply because she
was a Catholic. That this lady is an
efficient teacher cannot be disputed. She is
able to fill the position with credit to her
self, credit to the school, and satisfaction to
those who send their children to the.scbool.
During Miss Gardner's term of office four of
my children have been pupils at the school.
They are all excellent writers, and all they
know they owe to this lady. I am not a
Catholic, nor am I in sympathy with Cath
olic doctrine, yet I am not so bigoted that I
would ostracise a lady because her religions
opinion differed from mine. To do this
would be to sweep one of the great bulwarks
of our constitntion away. Most of the
present board feel as I do.
"Miss McCormack made an oral applica
tion for the position of writing mistress be
cause the old board misled her, 6r she mis
understood them. Some oi them came to
herand asked her if she would accept the
position of writing mistress. She replied
that if Miss Gardner had given notice of her
intention to leave the school she wonld be
glad to accept the position, bnt npon no con
sideration would she run against Miss Gard
ner. In spite of Miss McCormack's plain
statement part of the old board supported
her as an opponent of Miss Gardner. When
Miss McCormack heard how things stood
she personally visited the members of the
board and asked them to withdraw her name,
which was not done. This is what caused
the deadlock and the disruption oi the old
"The meeting to-night was a peaceable
one. A plain, straightforward piece of
business had to be done. We did it, and
the, school will continne in the old way
Excessive Work at Johnstown Telling on
tho Secretary.
In reference to the disbursement of the
Johnstown relief moneys, Secretary Kremer,
of the Flood Commission, said last night:
"The distribution of the $1,600,000 is going
on as rapidly as possible. This is being
done by the local committee appointed by
the citizens of Johnstown for the purpose.
As this is finished they are turned over to
the Commission; each case is considered in
connection with the several statements made
by the claimants, and either approved or
changed. The result by classes must then
be approved and made the work of the
Commission, or disapproved and changes
ordered. Part of this work is now done,
and preparations are being made for pay
ment within a short time."
Mr. Kremer has lost 25 pounds in weight
since he assumed Judge Cummin's place
and shonldered the immense job entailed in
the carrying out of the payment system of
the Commission. He received a telegram
yesterday from the Jersey Shore Committee
reqn.esting.the privilege of a meeting alter
last night's session of the Arbitration -Committee.
He was unable to answer the tele
gram in time.
Cheapest Gallery In the World.
For one month Yeager & Co. will make
cabinets for 75 cents per doz., to introduce
their fine work, at 70 Federal st., Alle
gheny. Bring baby. No stairs to climb.
Gallery on first floor.
Call at 82 Federal street before you leave
for home and take with you six quarts of
six year old, positively pure, Guckenheim
er, Finch, Gibson or Overholt rye whisky
for $5, or a single quart for $1. We will
box and ship it anywhere if you wish.
Low Kates to tbe West.
First-class round trip tickets to Colorado,
Utah. New Mexico, Montana, Texas, Kan
sas, Nebraska, Idaho and Missonri at half
the regular rates via the "Wabash lines" on
October 8, 1889. For full information call
on H. B. Minor, corner Seventh avenne and
Smithfield street, Pittsburg. wf
Tbe Pittsburg nnd Lake Erie Railroad
Will sell tickets to Beaver Falls and return
at one fare for the round trip, Thursday,
October 3, good to return until October 4,
inclnsive. wsn
Highest prices paid for ladies' or
gents' cast-off clothing at De Haan's Big
6, Wylie ave. Call or send by mail, wsu
Use "Una" flour finest spring patent in
the world. "Golden Wedding" the best of
bread flours. "Duquesne" has no equal as
a pastry flour. Homing's "Ivory," gem of
all family flours.
Finest foreign and domestic goods,
brought directly from the mills, at the low
est prices for fine tailoring. J. F. Maeder,
142 Fifth avenne, opposite Cathedral.
Tbe Paris Bonnets on View To-Day
In our millinery show room also Toques
and English round hats.
Penn Avenue Stores.
Peefect fit, exclusive patterns, stylish,
best workmanship and lowest prices for fali
and winter suitings and overcoatings at
J. F. Maeder's, No. 142 Filth avenue, oppo
site Cathedral.
ComeNcw. Special lowpricesthis week;
child's plush and cashmere coats, caps, and
all infants goods. Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth
and Liberty.
ThePnrls Bonnets on View To-Day
In our millinery show rooms also Toques
and English round hats.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Exposition Vote for national flower.
See the elegant styles in fall and winter
suitings and 'overcoatings at J. F. Maeder's,
142 Fifth avenne, opposite the Cathedral.
The most reliable stimulant, Klein's
"Silver Age," only $1 50 per full quart.
Exposition Vote for national flower.
Gband millinery opening to-day at Kos
enbaum & Co.'s.
Exposition Vote for national flower.
Get One. Educated turtles given away
with 51 purchase. Busy Bee Hive.
Exfosiiion Vote for national flower. ' "jyH
ALL druggists keep It, Klein's "Silver 109 FEDERAL STREET, - ' iffiB
Age." Mwr pENN AVENtje STORES.'fSB
Exposition Vote for national flower. "" -, ' -jflBgMsl
Allegheny. ;- ; , . : 1 jJHBi
Gband millinery opening to-day at Eos- ' Qe" ' I .s!SMi1H
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Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of
the Club's Formation.
I Postmaster larkin's Good Advice to Toing
Men in Politics.
The honseof the Bandall Club, on Sixth
avenue, unusually attractive at all times,
was doubly so last night. The occasion
was the fifth anniversary of the organiza
tion of the club, and the place was filled
from basement to garret with smiling mem
bers and their friends;
In the parlors a large crowd had gathered
to enjoy the informal entertainment ar
ranged by the committee. Postmaster
John B. Larkin made a short address. He
reviewed tbe growth of the association since
its organization, and then said:
"With those who eomprlseits membership
the club gives tone, vigor and foroe as a
political, social and literary organization.
Its aim and objects were the maintenance
and perpetuation of Democratic principles
The progress of the organization is the best
evidence of its success in that direction.
The political reverses ot 1888, and the vicis
situdes that follow such reverses, seem
only to have awakened a new interest in
that philosophy that supports tbe weak,
steadies the vacillating and lures on the
strong, for there has been no halt in your
progress, no abandonment of your princi
ples, no evasion of duty and no abatement
in the assertion of Democratic doctrine.
"Looking back to tbe birth of the club
five years ago, one is amazed at the ze il,
industry, self sacrifice and earnest devotion
of the little group of Democrats, who
organized and stood by it during the early
days' of its existence, and who have since
seen its expanding power and Influence for
good; meet the" full realization of the hopes
then entertained for it. We should make
the present and future as brilliant as the
past, and give the young men of the party
an Incentive to that kind" of organization
that encourages culture, fosters patriotism,
provides for the fnture, and elevates the
politics of the country.
"Properly conducted, political clubs are
of great service to their party. Their
growth and support should be recognized by
every good citizen. The example set in
such a club lias an influence in molding
character and in bringing out those traits
which often shine in after life as the props
and pillars of government, lhe club is tbe
training school for young men who like
public fife and who must take the places of
the older men of tbe country. Here they
get the first impressions of government and
its organization, and of the science, princi
ples and ramifications of government. I
know it will be said by many that the field
of politics is not an inviting one, and that
the methods are corrupt and degrading, with
the tendency downward, and that intrigue
has taken the place of statesmanship. This
is the fault of the people.
"Every man in this country who has at
tained his majority should be compelled to
vote at all elections. To vote intelligently
he should belong to some political club
where questions of government are discussed,
and where men are made familiar with the
methods and art of governing, and where
they mays learn to respect the sterling
patriotism and rugged honesty of the
founders of constitutional liberty.
"To tbe credit ot tbeclnb, it must be said,
that those ho widely differ with us in their
political views find much pleasure in the
social enjoyments to which tbey are kindly
invited and as .generously participate. The
temper, good sense, taste, and general tone
of these entertainments are tbe'outgrowth of
the club's composition, and are the best
index of its character."
Other addresses were made by Hon. John
O'Neil, A. P. Burgwin, Esq., Ti O'Leary,
Jr., and others- The Hooper Bros.' Mando
lin Quartet rendered some selections.
Profs. Hoffman, H. L. Aland, George E.
Williams and George Berger also contribu
ted to the musical programme. A banquet
wound np the festivities.
The club was organized in old Ashland
Hall, on Wylie avenue, October 1, 1884.
James J. Flannery was the first President.
He was succeeded by J. E. McCrickart, and
since 1886 J. Pressly Fleming has been the
head of the association. The club now has
457 members, and will soon more into a new
clubhouse of their own.
Salvation Oil, the great pain cure, is
sold by all drnggiits and dealers in medi
cine at 25 cents a bottle.
Exposition Vote for national flower.
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
' all indicate that you need a few doses
of the genuine
Dr. McLano's Celebrated
They strengthen tbe weak and purify
They are prepared from the purest
materials and put np with the great
est care by
Pittsburg, Pa.
Be sure you get the genuine Count
erfeits aro made in St. Louis.
T. T. T., 109 Federal Street.
If you don't keep up a certain tempera
ture in your body you will nay the penalty
of chills and a severe cold. You can avoid
this by Investing a little money in our
Ladies', Men's and Children's, all sizes
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No trouble to show the stock.
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A fact yon must remember, Bnaely, tt i
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Because we bave the very larzartaadl meet "f
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Because our assortment of aew goods 1,
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Because yon avoid the rush tbat always
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Five excellent reasons, aren't tfeeyt
As to our Fall and Winter Wraps aad Jaen
ets for ladies and ehHdreB, we might' flit page
of this paper with words and. wood oats of tha.
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Latest 'styles la ready-to-wear Salts, -for
street and hose wear.
Large stock ot TeaGoww and Wrappsrs la
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Dress Good Departmeat don't think for a
moment oar, Steele of choice woolen dress'
fabrics la la the least brokea. We hare lots of
new goods here to show yoa this veec. So .
then coma in this week.
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In low priced dress, goods
see this lot. Sillr
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qualities In all the new aid fashionable color
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Don't forget to call and examine oar wonder-'
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kinds of best Silks in blacks and colors. We
bare new arrival of Colored Gros Grain Silks
that we propose to sell auick. If tbe profit Iv
small-60oa yard, 65c a yard,86ea yard,l sT
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Tbe largest line of new patterns in Black
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Plushes, IB-Inch wide, at 35c and 48c a yard;
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Bargains in plain, colored and fancy Trim
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Kew Table Linens in our special excellent
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They can depend upon courteous treatment
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