Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 28, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Usual Sunday Amusement of
Brown's Finest
Pittsburg's Force of Speak-Easies
Gradually Reduced.
The Disgusting Squalor of Spruce Alley to
be Corrected.
Inspector McAleese, ha vine brought to a
successful termination the cases he had in
court, has turned his attention back to the
speak-easy business, which is flourishing
like a creen bay tree in almost every por
tion of the city. He says that, having dem
onstrated beyond the possibility of a doubt
through the excellent work of Inspector
Henry "YVhitebouse,that the aristocratic East
End was honeycombed with speak-easies,
and brought to justice not alone the people
who did the illegal liquor selling, but also
the people who, acting as officials, comprom
ise cases for a consideration, the Department
of Public Safety has now turned its affec
tionate gaze upon the downtown wards.
On its way to a thorough investigation
flown town the department, represented by
Inspector McAleese, Captain Dan Sylvus,
Detective Eobert Robinson and eight
officers in plain clothes; made an uncere
monious morning call upon Mesdames Con
nors, Eyan, O'Neill, McCarthy and Bessie
O'SbeaT To say that the officers were re
ceived with enthusiasm but feebly ex
presses the condition of affairs in Mrs.
O'Shea's establishment, on Spruce alley,
between Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets.
It was only 7:30 A. SL, but some of the peo
ple arrested showed unmistakable evidence
of having been up all night and paying
more attention to the flowing bowl than to the
flood of evangelical eloquence, which, like
the mercy Shakespeare speaks about,
dropped as the gentle rain from heaven
upon Pittsburg yesterday morning.
Informations were made against all the
pronrietors, and two of the ladies escorted to
Central station with a view to relieve the
over-worked and under-aced bartenders and
the stomachs of the patrons, from absorbing
too much of the exhilarants provided, which
were of a quality to give the delirium
tremens to a cigar sign. Fourteen patrons
were taken in, and as the houses were all
connected by a narrow alley at the back,
the arrival ot the officers at the three un
explored houses showed that the birds had
flown, leaving kegs of beer on tap, several
unbroken in the cellar and a tew jugs,
holding from two quarts to three gallons, of
what it would be base flattery to call whisky.
The officers had a tough time chasing
alter the drinkers through hallways and
cellars which were familiar to the fugitives,
but dark and unknown to the officers. One
incident of this kind was that in which Of
ficer Mulvehill figured. He followed a man
into a dark cellar under Mrs. O'Neill's
house, but when he got down could see
nothing. As he strnck a match the man,
who had been hiding in the darkness, jumped
out, knocked the officer down and then
scrambled to a stairway, over which was a
door. He pushed the door open and j nmped
out with the officer at his heels; but just as
the copper got his head above the level the
fugitive banged the door down on his head,
sending him back to the bottom of the cellar.
The fugitive made his escape.
After arresting tbe inmates of toe houses
the Inspector and Captain Sylvus made a
tour of a number of houses in the locality
which they have had under suspicion. They
say the filth and sqnalor of that row of
houses is the worst they ever saw, even Yel
low Sow, which has hitherto borne the
palm for vice and wretchedness, being tame
in comparison.
The officeis have two boys under age who
will testify against the proprietresses of the
houses raided. The women will probably
be given a hearing berore Magistrate Mc
Kenna to-day. The persons arrested yester
day were Mrs. Shea, Mrs. O'Neill. Mary
Eoach, John Dawson, Pat McPall. "Will
iam Holden, Fred Kampa, Joseph Han
cock, Edwin Sbea, and John Freeman. Tbe
men. with the exception of young Shea, are
employes of the rolling mills in that neigh
borhood, and are specimens of the custo
mers of these speak-easies.
Captain Sylvus says that the method of
running a ipeak-easy is so very easy that
entrance to it by the police is only a matter
of time. A great number of them have
lookouts, who are paid to know personally
all the police officers, but as their pay is
given generally in liquids, the lookout "has
so frequently seen a squad of officers in a
regular customer that tbe office has been
dispensed with, and no more elections for
outside guards have taken place. This
makes the work of the officers easier, but, at
the same time, as no raid will take place
until the place inspected is in full blast,
there is considerable danger in the service.
The drinking people assembled are some
times very, ugly, and will fight, so the ut
most care has to be used to prevent any un
toward circumstance happening from tbe
possession of weapons by the drunken mob
generally found in a speak-easy.
The proprietor generally has his wife or
boy behind the bar, which, as yesterdav,
frequently results in their being behind tfie
bars, and the drink sold is invariably of the
poorest class, so the profits are enormous, as
iio license is paid and full prices are charged.
Tne only way tostop the business is to rive
long terms of imprisonment rather than
heavy fines, which are seldom felt by the
Inspector McAleese said list nieht that
he intended to notify the Bureau of Health
of the horribly filthy condition of the
houses visited by him yesterday in Spruce
alley, as he says the condition of tnings in
that locality is so foul that it is a wonder an
epidemic has not been the result before now.
In the afternoon Inspector "Wbitehonse
with Police Captain Mercer, Special Officer
McLauehlin and a posse of police made a
raid on a building on Boquet street, Oak
land, that is frequented by Italians and has
long been under surveillance on suspicion
of being a speak-easy. There is a small
grocery store in the building operated by
an Italian named Guy Hiulus, and an ex
tension in the rear is used as a dance hall
where a crowd of the proprietor's country
men are wont to congregate on Snndays and
drink beer. Several attempts have been
made to raid the house when it
was full, but the place has
been so well .guarded that the approach of
the officers has been noted and tbe crowd
warned to get out In consequence tbey
would take to the open country in that
vicinity and scatter beyond tbe reach of the
police, but yesterday they were taken un
awares, and a rally hieing made. 16 men with
the proprietor were taken in. They were all
hauled to the Fourteenth ward station, where
the proprietor put up a forfeit of $100, and
the others $15 each for their appearance at a
hearing to-day.
Caotain Brophy and Lieutenant Ortb, of
the Second police district, assisted by other
officers, made a raid ou two speak-easies
last night. The first place visited was in
Batch's court, off Fortieth street, kept by
Mrs. Saliskis. There were no visitors in
the house at the time and as the woman had
to look after a sick husband she was not
taken to the lockup.
third street,four men were found and placed
under arrest. As the proprietress had a
sick infant she was not locked up. In
formations will be made against both women
Dr. McAllister's Bensons to Account for It
lie Believe a Wicked Boy, Is a Chastise
ment for Sin.
Rev. D. McAllister preached yesterday
forenoon at the Eighth street Beformed
Presbyterian, on "Bad Sons of Good
Fathers Why?" The sermon was based on
the story of David and Absalom, which
forms the Sabbath school lesson for next
Sunday. Tbe preacher said that it was quite
often the case that a good man like David
had wicked sons, and he sought to inquire
the reasons. He called attention first to the
fact that the children of regenerate parents
are still naturally unregenerate. It is the
old doctrine ot total depravity. The truth
of that doctrine should be impressed upon
men in order that clergymen, leaders of the
church aud all good people may seek the
regenerating grace of God for their own
children. Another answer to the query was
found in the law ot heredity. Immoralities,
skipping over one or two generations, may
reappear in children.
Another cause lor the wickedness ot cnii-
dren was found in the lapses of good men
into sin. David's guilt in connection with
Uriah and Bathsheba set an example that
his sons were ready to follow. Amnon, Ab
salom and Adonijab, three of the sons of
David, followed tne example rattier man
the precept of their father. Children often
go astray as the result of a marriage which
is not in the Lord. The mother of Absalom
was of an idolatrous nation. It was not
unreasonable to expect that the mother's
influence would determine largely the char
acter of the boy. The oriental harem was
also blamed for the result in Absalom's
case, and in that connection polygamy and
its effects upon the young were denounced.
The preacher said that in this day mar
riages were too often contracted simply
from motives of worldly gain or social posi
tion, losing sight of the true end of the
marital relation. Such unions were almost
certain to bring immorality into the home.
God punished men, he said," for their trans
gressions, and bad sons he regarded as
oftentimes the Lord's chastisements. He
referred to the pathetic story of Tamar and
Amnon, a chastisement for David's sins.
'"Discipline," said Itev. Mr. McAllister,
"is sent to the best of men for the develop
ment of the' higher qualities of religious
life. There is no ground for the assertion
that the sons of ministers and leaders in
the church are usually bad men. Statistics
show that the larger number of ministers
are sons of ministers. The most influential
leaders in our benevolent, missionary and
educational work are men trained in godly
families. Yet it is true that there are cases,
and not a few, where parents who have done
their duty faithfully still have bad sons.
This, in the providence of God, is a discip
line like any other trial that may come to a
good man in life, for his own good."
C I Magee Thinks the Political Ontlook of
a Rosy Hue Not Much to Say.
C. L. Magee was again the center of a
crowd of friends last night at the Dnquesne
Hotel, among whom were W. A. Magee,
Senator Butan and a large number of oth
ers. He was relating pleasant stories of in
terviews made out of whole cloth on the
tariff question, and attributed to Bussell
Errett, when he was asked what he thought
oi the political situation.
He grasped the subject at once and tbe
hand of a visiting friend at the same time,
and replied that flexors and biceps were
rather strained from the continued use to
which they had been put since his return,
but otherwise he thought the situation was
all that could be desired from his stand
point. He finished tbe expression that he
has repeated so often he now has it by rote,
so much so that if asked what time it is he
is liable to answer: "I'm glad I'm home."
Allegheny Officer Swooped Down on a
Snndny Unnffnrlan Dnncr.
Yesterday afternoon a dance was inaugu
rated at a Hungarian boarding house on
Biver avenue. Allegheny, in the building
that was once the Eighth ward public
school, but is now a tenement house. Sev
eral families occupy it, and yesterday they
combined in a grand festival, the principal
refreshment being beer, of which beverage
they had 15 eighth barrels. At the height
of the fun Police Officers Alexander, Blazey,
Furch and Blakely swooped down on them
and brought the festivities to a close. There
were about 40 people present, among them a
number of women and children, who were
not molested. "When the police appeared
there was a hasty scramble to get away, and
several made their escape, among them the
musician with, his instrument, an accordeon.
The men were captured on a charge of dis
orderly conduct.
Some of Those Who mil Attend ihe Catholic
Bight Bev. Bishop Phelan has not yet
been advised who will attend the Catholic
Congress in "Washington next month from
this city. He has sent out invitations to a
number of the prominent members of the
clergy and laity, and it is probable that all
of them will go. Among the laymen who
will represent Pittsburg are A. F. Keating,
cf the firm of Zug & Co., and Charles F.
McKenna, Esq. Among the clergymen
who will go are Fathers F. L. Tobin, pastor
of St. Mary's, Lawrcnoeville; J. A. Cos
grove( pastor of SL James', "West End; "W.
Cunningham, of Turtle Creek, and Morgan
M. Sheedy, of St. Mary's of Mercy.
Another Case of Possible Child Murder
the East End.
Yesterday noon, as the little son ot Henry
McCullougb.-with a companion, was play
ing in a stable at the rear of his father's lot,
at Stanton and Euclid avenues, the lads dis
covered the decomposed remains of a new
born babe, which was too far gone to tell
whether it was white or rolored.
, Mr. McCnllough thinks it is the offspring
of a colored domestic who was discharged
for cause some time ago by Mr. McCnllough.
He thinks it was left on his premises partly
through revenge and partly to get rid of the
infant. The Coroner has the case in band
Tbe German Societies to Parade on Thnnks
ctrlns Day.
Three very enthusiastic meeting were
held yesterday by the representatives of the
different German organizations intending to
participate in the parade on Thanksgiving
day, on the occasion of the dedication of the
new Allegheny Turner Hall. Chief Mar
shal John N. Neeb, Mr. H. C. Bloedel and
Mr. Gottfried Jhmsen were present at tbe
meetings. The representatives of all socie
ties were present and were enthusiastic over
the parade, On Tuesday eveninc a meeting
of the Chief Marshal, Division Marshal and
stalls will be held at 261 Ohio street to decide
on the route of the parade andother matters.
Willle Leslie Folia 30 Feet From
a Brldgo
In Allegheny.
Yesterday afternoon a boy named "Willie
Leslie, aged about 12 years, was on his way
to Sunday school, and crossing a bridge on
Preble avenue, Allegheny, when in some
manner he slipped and fell a distance of
about 30 feet Strange to say, he was not
killed, but was very badly hurt about the
back, and in fact all over the body. His
ultimate recovery is confidently expected.
An Uncle Accused of DriYing Two
Orphan Children From Home.
The Pitiful Story of Two Little Germans
From Allegheny.
Two children, a boy and a girl, carrying
an old cotton umbrella, appealed to a police
officer on the corner of Wood street and
Diamond alley, at 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon, and asked him where the house was
on Diamond where they would be taken in.
The officer conducted the children to the
Central police station.
The girl is the elder. She is 13 years old,
but is so well grown and strong looking
that one would say she mnst be 16. The
boy is but 11, but he is bright, with good
features. Their names, they said, are
Louisa and Andrew Mittner. They said
they had been turned ont of home to shift
for themselves, and wanted a place to sleep.
Agent Dean was at the station, and to
him they told the following story: Their
father, Andrew Mittner, died seven years
ago, and their mother five years ago. They
went to live with their maternal grand
mother, Mrs. Barbara Hoover, on First
street, in the Third ward of Allegheny.
For five years she has cared for them, and
they have attended the parochial school con
nected with St. Mary's German Catholic
parish, on "Washington street. Last sum
mer Louisa secured work in Heinz's pickle
works, in Allegheny, which brought her
?3 SO a week. This sum she gave regularly
to her grandmother.
The children have an uncle, John Mitt
ner, living on East street, Allegheny. Two
weeks ago his wire died. He sent for the
grandmother to keep bouse tor him and his
four small children. Of course, Louisa and
Andrw went with the old lady, and at that
time Louisa quit work in the pickle factory.
The girl says that her uncle worked at day
labor, making not much more than a dollar
a day. Sometimes he earned extra money
by fiddling at dances. He drank, she says,
cider, beer and whisky. From the first, he
grumbled at the presence of his niece and
nephew, and told them he could not keep
them, that he could not afford it.
Louisa said: "He wanted us to go away
yesterday. He was always scolding around.
This afternoon he said to us, 'aint it time
you two was taking a sneak?' So my
brother and I got ont He said for us to
come over to Diamond street in Pittsburg,
and we would find a place to stay. I fetched
my umbrella, bnt I didn't bring my best
clothes. They are over at the house."
Agent Dean believes the story told by the
children, and intends to visit Mittner's
house to-day to look into the affair further. If
he finds that the uncle turned the children
out of doors, as they say, he will bring suit
against John Mittner! The children say
that they have an uncle named Frank Mitt
ner, who is a molder in New Brighton, but
he has six children ot his own. They have
two uncles in Buffalo. Last night the little
ones were given good meals and warm beds
in the police station.
There Were Not Many Case nt the Central
Station to Dispose of.
Thirteen drunks were given the usual dose
by Magistrate Gripp at Central station yes
terday morning. Tbe number of cases was
remarkably light for a Sunday hearing.
Pat Powell was the only workhouse case.
His wife and daughter appeared against
him, and told of his former terms at the
workhouse, his drunken habits and his abnse
of them, so he was given 30 days. John
Smith and John Sweeney, arrested for dis
orderly conduct, were held over until this
morning for a hearing. Joseph Gomille
and Dr. Langfitt appeared, against Sarvia
Carmonia, the Italian who misused Gomille's
4-year-old daughter, and the magistrate held
Carmonia for an information.
On the Southside Magistrate Brokaw fined
Mike Glenn, Michael Connors and James
Connelly ?6 40 apiece for fighting at the
Point bridge. Wm. Gracie was held for a
hearing on a charge of stealing $6 from, a
Tho Republican Chairman Spent Sunday nt
Mnthew Stanley' Home.
Chairman Andrews, of the Bepublican
State Central Committee, went to Phila
delphia last night where he will remain
until after the campaign. Mr. Andrews
passed the day in Beaver in the hospitable
home of Senator Quay. On his descending
from the cars on his return to the city he
was seen to be accompanied by J. S.
McKean, who had a few parting words with
the cheery Chairman before he boarded the
train for the East. Mr. Andrews admitted
the call on Senator Qnay, but was as reticent
as to what transpired, as that gentleman
himself can be on occasions.
Mr. JIcKean good humoredly submitted
to a good deal of badinage as to the coinci
dence of his being on the same train as
Chairman Andrews, but refrained from
dropping any hints which might serve as
pointers to the newseatherers.
A Tribute to the Ability of the Pittsburg In
stitute's Faculty.
"William Burton, aged 24, whose home is
at Antrim, Pa., came to Central station yes
terday with a letter from the City Hospital,
at Bochester, N.Y., signed by Dr.Wheelock
Eider, and stating that Burton was suffer
ing from an optical disease that h.ad jnst
about ruined his sight, and, as the "Western
Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind had
a reputation for curing diseases of the eye,
it was thought that, as Burton was a
worthy but very poor young man, he might
be received for treatment
Inspector McAleese, after satisfying him
self of the genuineness of the appeal, sent an
officer with the young man to see Mrs.
Thaw about getting him entered at the
Blind Institute, of which she is patroness,
but that lady was not at home and Burton
was given a, bed at Central station until to
Allegheny Officers Asked to T.aok Ont
Jewelry Stolen In Toledo.
The Allegheny police officials were noti
fied yesterday of an extensive jewelry rob-
l bery that occurred some days ago in Toledo.
O., when the store of L O. Wilson was
entered and robbed of 30 watches and 38
rings, besides a lot of other-goods, all of
good quality. They were asked to watch
the pawn shops and tbe descriptions of the
goods were sent for identification. The no
tification was sent out by Chief of Police
O'Dwyer, of Toledo.
The Allegheny police were also notified
of the theft of a bay mare on Saturday night
from the barn of H. H. Brown, at Cannons
burg, and of the mysterious disappearance
of three cows from a pasture field on Perrys
ville avenue.
He Dipped Nineteen Feoplr.
A two weeks' revival at the South Nine
teenth Street Baptist Church closed last night
and after the regular services were con
cluded by the pastor, Bev. J. "W. Biddle,
19 new members were immersed. The new
additions to th.6 membership is the result of
the six weeks' revival at Mammoth Bink,
supplemented by two weeks' meetings in
Mr. Kiddie's church. , '
Father Greene Talks About tho Catbollo
Missions Tho Work Increasing A
Scarcity of Ministers.
Bev. Father John H. Greene, of St
Francis Xavier Colored Church, of Balti
more, is in the city, and Is the guest of Very
Bev. Dr. "Wall, rector of St Paul's Cathe
dral. Father Greene is a member of the
Order of the Fathers of St Joseph, or the
Josephites, as they are called, and devote
his time exclusively to the advancement of
tbe colored people in the Catholic
Church. The order was instituted iu
this country over 20 years ago, and
has established missions in all parts ot the
United States. The mission on Fulton
street, this city, is not under their direction,
but they will assist it if occasion requires
In speaking of his work to a Dispatch re
porter last evening, Father Greene said:
"In Baltimore, where the mother house of
the Josephites in theTJnited States is located,
we have six schools devoted to the edu
cation of the colored people. Iu each
institution is an infants, a male and a
female department In addition to these
we have an ecclesiastic seminary and also
a college for the education of both whites
and blacks for the ministry. In the college
we have five colored and 35 white students.
The college is a preparatory institution to
the seminary, and is situated outside Balti
more at a place called Highland Park.
About ten years ago the grounds were pur
chased by Baltimore citizens and a hotel
nith ISO. nninl tinilt nt a eost of 330.000.
They had a big scheme to make the place 1
a summer resort, but it leu tnrougn. y e
nnrchased the tlace for $27,000 and.
have been using it as a college since that
time. After the students pass through the
seminary, and are ordained, all of them de
vote their exclusive time to the education of
the colored people and the establishment of
colored missions.
"The work of educating the colored people
has grown to such large proportions that
we cannot supply priests to take charge of
the missions. We get letters from all parts
of the United States, showing that
the race is fast becoming educated. In St
Francis-Xavier parish we have a congrega
tion of between 3,000 and 4,000 colored peo
ple. "We own that magnificent temple in
"Washington known as St. Augustine's
Church. "We have just opened colored
schools in Norfolk and they are increasing
weekly. I have just received a letter from
the Bishop of New Orleans who says the
Catholic colored population in that parish
is nearly 75,000. We are about to send
priests and sisters from New York to the
Bahama Islands off the coast of Florida and
the Carolinas. "We have also recently sent
a priest to take charge of a colored mission
in "Wilmington, Del., and had to refuse a
number ot applications on account of not
having the priests.
"I recently met Father McDermott, form
erly of this city, who is in charge of the
missions in Philadelphia. He has estab
lished two schools and is doing good work
in that city."
Father Greene is editor and publisher of
the St. Joseph's Adiocate, a well-known
Catholic magazine. He is of Irish birth
and a learned gentleman.
Old Notions That Hold In the Rnrnl DIs
trlels Concerning Realty Sale and Wills
Some Specimens.
"Whether or no it be true, as Hume held,
that all our notions of moral right and
wrong are tbe result of experience, certain
it is that in Pennsylvania many notions and
beliefs prevail, the foundation for which the
holders know nothing of. For instance in the
rural districts of most of the original 13
States thousands of people believe that a
deed to property is scarcely safe, that is if
there be a wife in tbe case, it would not be
safe to bet on its rutting her out of dower,
although she acknowledge it in a regular
legal form, unless the vendee give her some
kind of a tangible present, and that present
is generally a dress pattern. Where
the sale is of small proportions the
dress is usually of calico or some other
cheap stuff, but if the deal be a large one,
the gift is often more substantial. It is -a
sort of a clearing of the legal equation of
fractions. Of course, in the districts spoken
of most men who come into considerable
contact with the world have outgrown the
idea of any necessity attaching to the prac
tice, but the women have come to regard it
as a right, and successful real estate dealers
cultivate good will by yielding ' to a custom
which once had a foundation in reason.
Mr. Kelly, of Herron & Sons, states that
he has seen traces of the notion in their
transactions with some old-fashioned people.
The most substantial evidence he has found
lately of atavism in this respect was in the
case of a woman who refused to join her hus
band in a deed unless she were paid $500.
It is supposed she had long wanted that
sum and concluded to strike when she could
do it effectually.
Some lawyers whose attention was called
to the matter stated they had no doubt that
it grew out of the ancient practice of livery
of seizin, Jin use at a time when most people
could not write. It was tben necessary to
do some notorious act that would fix the
transaction in the minds of a neighborhood
generally. To divest an estate of dower
might require the performance of some act
on the part of the wife as notorious as the
delivery of the twig, or key, or turf by her
spouse. A belief also prevails much more
generally than most people suppose that
a will will not stand attack
unless the testator leave all his direct heirs
something. Of course all agree that he can
not deprive his wife of her valid rights, but
some people firmly believe that a man can
not cut his children out absolutely, even
though he be admitted to be of sound mind
and disposing ability. Some say that 51 is
sufficient, while others contend that it must
be $5. It does not appear to be known ab
solutely what gave rise to the belief, but it
is supposed that to refer to a natural heir in
this way was evidence that he had not been
overlooked by the testator and that tbe lat
ter had well-digested views of his duty in
this respect There may be other reasons
for the vnlgar belief, but that it is quite
prevalent most people of experience in the
world and 'its notions and ways can testify.
Quarrels With His Landlord nnd Throws n
Child Across the Room.
Shortly after 6 o'clock last evening An
thony Staultz, a Pole, who was somewhat
under the influence of liquor, went to his
hnnrriintr honse. kp.nt bv a man named PaI'I
laski in Spring alley, near Twenty-eighth"
street. Staultz was in an angry mood, and
soon picked a quarrel with Polaski. A
scuffle ensued, in which Polaski was some
what used up. Staultz was very much en
raged, and as soon as he could free himself
from the boarding house keeper, picked up a
child between 1 and 2 years old, and
hurled the little one over a table and
across the room. He then escaped frqm the
house and sought shelter in a neighbor's.
The child, on being examined, was found to
have sustained serious and perhaps fatal
injuries. Officer Miller was called in, and
soon had Staultz under arrest and locked up
in the Central Station.
John Hughes Had to be Ejected From tho
Oakland SI. E. Cbnrcfa.
Just about the time services arere to begin
in the Oakland. M. E. Church last night
John Hughes, who was somewhat under the
influence of liquor, staggered into the
church and took possession of a pew. He
got down on his knees and began praying
and shouting in a vigorous manner. Sexton
Deamer undertook to eject him from the
church, but the task proved to be too much
for him. He called to his assistance several
of the male members of the congregation,
who finally succeeded in getting the intoxi
cated worshiper as far as the Fourteenth
ward patrol stable.
Fob a disordered liver try Beecham't Fills.
Pears' Soap the purest and best everjmado
Experts From Sweden Visiting the
Mills of the United States.
A Committee Prom Carnegie's Mills to Call
on the Firm To-Day.
Messrs. J. S. Brinell and Gustavns Uhr,
of Sweden, arrived in the city yesterday
afternoon, and are stopping at the Monon
gahela House. Mr. Brinell is an expert
chemist and steel master connected with the
Fagersta Steel Works in Sweden. Mr. Uhr
is a civil and mechanical engineer. In their
professions both gentlemen stand very high,
yet are both yonng men, at least, hardly up
to the middle point of life. Mr. Brinell is
an author on steel matters who Is frequently
quoted in the technical journals of Europe
and America. One article by him is espe
cially referred to as being the highest author
ity on the subject treated of. It is a dis
cussion of the crystalline and structural
changes caused in steel by the procees of
heating and cooling, published in the Ger
man journal. Steel and Iron, iu 1885, and
reprinted in this work.
! The gentlemen have been in the United
States since September 7, inspecting the
iron and steel mills, for the purpose of
learning it there be any machinery or pro
cesses employed here which are superior to
those used in their own land. They have
visited mills in New England, New York,
Philadelphia and other Eastern points and
will remain here during the better part of
the week. They desire especially to go
through the Edgar Thomson Steel Works at
Mr. Brinell said last evening: "We have
seen much that is new, interesting and
valuable to us. We have been especially
surprised by the fine machinery in the mills
here. Thatsurnasses anything that we have
in our country. Your work is therefore
done more rapidly. We'have been much
pleased by the cordial manner in which we
have been received and permitted to see
everything not in one place, but in every
place we have visited. We have been
treated with tbe greatest kindness, and are
grateful for it" One of the matters they
noted with pleasure is the preparation
making in Johnstown, at the Cambria Iron
Works, to construct car axles by a process
based upon Mr. Brinell's well-known article
in Steel and Iron.
Mr. Uhr received yesterday, immediately
after his arrival, a cable message from
Stockholm informing him that he has been
appointed by the Swedish Government to
the position of an inspector of factories. He
says that such inspection is just being in
troduced in Sweden, tbe object being to see
that mills and factories are safe in their
machinery, structures, etc. Mr. Uhr will
accept the position and will depart for
home in about two weeks. Mr. Brinell will
remain somewhat longer, .j
Mr. Hcmlngray Given His Version of the
K. of L. Difficulty.
Mr. B. I. Hemingray, of the Southside
Installment Company, was seen yesterday
about his di fSculty with L. A. 4907, K. of
L., salesmen. He said: "Mr. Ocb, on be
half of the K. of L., called on us in May,
and asked us to sign the agreement about
tbe closing of the store. We signed it on
the distinct understanding that it shonld
bold good only through the months of Jane,
July and August Mr. Ocb. Said that that
was perfectly satisfactory. This agreement
we have observed. Other firms signed with
the same understanding. AVe are not fight
ing the Knights of Labor and in proof of
onr being in the right, we have the following
from Mr. Boss:"
It. I il.cmlngray, Esq.:
Dear Sib Mr. Charles C. Ochfaas convinced
me that there was a misunderstanding In rela
tion to the signing of the article of agreement
between your firm and 4907.. I desire to place
him right In this matter as he IS not positive as
to what was said concerning the opening of the
stores on September, and as far as he is per
sonally or individually concerned, wants to be
relieved from all blame attached to him, and in
justice to Mr. Och, I write this with tbe hope
that all blame you may attach to him be re
moved. Yours reipectf nllv,
L N. Boss, D. M. W. E. of L.
Mr. Hemingray said that his position
stoed in the position of the aggrieved, and
disclaimed any ill will toward, or intention
offigb.tingtheK.ofL. .
A Committee of Carnegie & Co.'s .Employes
to Sleet the Firm To-Day.
At a meeting of Carnegie & Co.'s Law
renceville employes, held in Patterson's
Hall, Penn avenue, on Saturday afternoon,
a committee was appointed to call on Chair
man Abbott to-day with reference to the
proposition of the firm to adopt the custom
general among iron and steel manufacturers
in this district of paying semi-monthly in
stead of the present plan of every two weeks.
Several of the men who were seen yesterday
said that the general expectation was that
the firm would hold to its intention, and
that the men would withdraw their oppo-
said that personally they were in favor, of
the change rather than otherwise, and that
they did not see how the majority of the
men could be inconvenienced by it
Chairman Abbott, when spoken to on the
matter, said that tbe question was one not
embodying'any principle; tbatit was simply
a detail of their business which required
adjustment, and that very much more pub
licity was afforded the matter than it was
J worth. He added that there was no reason
for supposing that any friction between the
firm and their men would arise as regards
Fonr Hundred Assemble In Imperial Hall to
Talk Over Affairs.
Some 400 molders assembled in the Im
perial Hall yesterday afternoon to discuss
tbe outlook for a speedy settlement of their
tussle with the manufacturers for increased
pay. Nothing of any importance transpired,
the men being seemingly content to allow
the condition of affairs to remain as they are
since they believe that their demand will be
yet generally conceded. That the founders
are not in harmony on the question, and
have not formulated anygeneral plan of ac
tion, is gathered from the cession of the
Crescent Foundry Company on Saturday, as
already reported, and which was said to
have taken a stand against yielding the in
crease. The general impression abroad is
that most of the men will have returned to
work again before the close of the week.
It was reported that the stove moldersT
were contemplating the advisability of ask
ing for an increase, but if so, nothing had
been done in that direction so far. It is not
thonght that they will.
Grand Opera and Blloa Orchestras
Have Resigned at Last.
A meeting of the Mutual Musical Pro
tective Union was held at its Fifth avenue
office yesterday afternoon. President Buhe
was absent, but Secretary McCluskey took
up the transaction Of the routine business.
The resignations of Leader Peter A.
Schwartz, of the Grand Opera House, and
his men, which were received on last Friday
a week, were formally accepted, as well as
those of members of the .Bijou orchestra,
which were tendered about the same time.
The two orchestras concerned have regarded
themselves as being- free from the union
from the date of their' resignations.
O'ltara's Factory 61111 Idle Flourishing
Things nt Jetumette. "'
Tbe position at the O'Hara Flint Glass
Works remains unchanged. Another con
ference between the executive of the union
and the firm will-probably take place when
President Smith returns from Philadelphia.
A gentleman prominentamongglass workers
gave it as his opinion last night that the
firm would concede the point in dispute.
There was a rumor yesterday in the
city that there was trouble pending between
the McKee Flint Glass Company, at Jean
nette, and the operatives. When Secretary
Dillon returned last night from that flour
ishing township, whither he had gone by a
midday train, he said that he had been there
to attend a meeting of the flint glass work
ers, and that there was no difficulty ahead.
He reported the trade as being in capital
condition, and said that there was talk of
another tank being placed in the window
glass factory.
Tbe above report may be due to the num
ber of glassworkers from O'Hara's factory
and from several out-of-town points who as
sembled at the Bxcelsior building on Satur
day. Glass factories are getting into full swing.
Ibmsen's (two houses started up on Satur
day, and D. O. Cunningham's upper glass
nouse is expected to De piown in on to-morrow
or "Wednesday.
Not Enough Men In the City for the Require
menu of tho Work.
More than the usual activity which per
vades all branches of trade at this season of
tbe year is apparent at the present time.
Contractors and others, whose work is prin
cipally outside, are hurrying up their con
tracts, so as to get through before winter sets
in in earnest
"At this moment," said a building con
tractor on Saturday, "there is not an idle
man in tho city of Pittsburg, or its vicinity,
who is not so of his own choice. Every
branch ot skilled labor iis more than fully
employed, dne as much to the lively con
dition of business in general, as to the
efforts of employers to hasten up their work
before the bad season sets in. If COO
laborers were to strike the city to-day they
would all find employment inside 24 hours.
Just at present enough men cannot be ob
tained to do the city contract work, and
some pipe line and railroad contractors are
offering increased wages as an inducement
to men to come to them."
The numerous advertisements for labor
of all kinds which appeared in last week's
daily press bears out this view, and the In
dications are lor a continued activity in all
branches of labor for some time to come.
A New Trades Assembly Formed at East
Liverpool, O.
Joseph L. Evans, President of the Central
Trades Council, Secretary William Dillon
and John Ebman, of this city, returned
from East Liverpool yesterday morning,
where thev completed the organization of a
trades assembly at that place Saturday
evening. The new council is to be com
posed of all the. labor organizations in East
Liverpool and vicinity. It starts out with
11 associations. Edward Cook, of the
Bricklayers' Union, is the permanent Presi
dent of the assembly.
K. of L. Slaters' Trouble Finally
Settled by Sir. Fowderly.
Joseph L. Evans yesterday mailed a let
ter to A. W. "Wright, of the General Execu
tive Board Knights of Labor, at Philadel
phia, in regard to the trouble between L. A.
401 Knights of Labor Slaters and tbe Mar
ble and Slate Workers and Tile Layers
Union. He received a letter from Mr.
"Wright several days ago in which his course
in organizing the 'slaters was finally, ap
proved bv General Master Workman Pow
derly. . ' , f
The Amount Represents ihe Consumption of
7,000,000 Tons of Coal.
There are 27,350 miles of pipe mains used
for the transmission of natural gas. In this
city there are 500 miles which supply 40
iron working factories, 37 glass houses, 83
foundries and shops. 450 enterprises of vari
ous kinds, and 4,263 private houses. The
amount of gas consumed is represented by
an annual consumption oi about 7,000,000
tons of coal.
Lessons for tbo Young People of tbe Chris
tlan Endeavor Societies An Anniver
sary Sermon.
Bev. H. B. Grose, pastor of the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church, preached the an
niversary sermon before the Young Peo
ple's Society of Christian Endeavor last
evening. His subject was "Strength in
Unity," and the discourse was made up of
instructive lessons to the young folks. Jle
analyzed the words of the name forming the
society and explained what it meant
Among other things he said:
"Take the word 'young. What avenue
or avocation is shut so tight that a
young man may not force his way to success.
The great clock of the universe of activities
would run down were it not ior tne ureiess
energy and enthusiasm of the young, who
are forever winding it up. Society, it brings
us at once to that law which holds in every
line of human activity, tbatit is not good
for men to be alone. If men had confined
themselves to isolated effort the world's
great enterprises of government, commerce
and religion could not have been sustained.
In this society each member is a part of the
great whole and has special work to do.
"The word endeavor has as its foundation,
duty, the everlasting ought, the possession of
which marks the difference between the
strong .man and the weak, but the word
'Christian' gives significance to ail the oth
ers. The grandest epitaph that can be writ
ten is simply this: 'He" was a Christian.'
Christian endeavor means something differ
ent to the young, to join together to pnt forth
all their power to do their duty."
The two lessons impressed upon the mem
bers were that society should be a thoroughly
hospitable, ever-remembering, welcoming
committee of one. The members were ad
vised to be enthusiastic in their work. One
man, the pastor stated, when earnest, is a
mighty power. Enthusiasm in the society,
he said, will attract those outside who are
wanted in tie church.
Broke His Nose.
Mayor Fearsonhad 12 cases before him at
the morning hearing in Allegheny yester
day. John Enbrey was fined ?25 for break
ing a man's nose in a saloon fight, and, in
delanlt, went to the workhouse for 60 days.
James Jennings and M. P. Lynch paid $10
and costs each for disorderly conduct'
William McCoy and John Dougherty paid
half that amount for the same offense.
Will be Delivered to Certifleato No. 248.
The name of the fortunate member is with
held by request as the piano is intended as
a surprise to the daughter, and a delightful
surprise it will be. Do yon know that we
are making some tamily happy every week?
It is pleasant 'business. Members of our
club are saying at least $75 in tbe price of
the piano, and getting an instrument that
will be lasting enjoyment on tbe easiest
payments ever heard Of, only 51 per week.
We have room for a few more members.
Don't be too late, but call and see us, or
send for circular at once.
Alex. Boss, Manager,
137 Federal street
And stand lamps, in various styletat the
jewelry house of Henry Tertteydea, 630
BmiUneid at. Jtwf
Korttiern Dakota Has tbe Mortgage
Business Down Fine. "
By Brokers as -Inducements for Invest
ment by Capitalists.,
Most people know that the illimitable
West is more or less original in its
methods of doing things, in business or
otherwise. In the- first place, it isn't ham
pered as we are by our wedding to ancient
English forms of law and a man may rise to
eminence at the bar in many places in the
Occident on the strength of natural abili
ties and a fair eeneral education
without abstruse knowledge of
law as laid down in the books.
These Westerners also recognize that mere
is still some unoccupied Ground on this
globe, and when they lay out a city they
make tbe streets wide enough to accom
modate cable cars and waeons also, so that
the lattexare 'not compelled to pull out of
tne iracK every nve minutes, tnus wcanue
ont a horse ere-he has lived half his natural
time of usefulness. They also do several
other' things unhampered by old fogy prec
edent that inure to tbe benefit of all.
But it seems to be left to the bank of
Minot, North Dakota, to do something
unique in the mortgage business. In Penn
sylvania a man's character nas little to do
with his ability to "borrow money, either on
two-name paper, 'stock collateral or mort
gage but in North Dakota1 "good name in
man or woman is the immediate jewel of the
soul.-" and character is an element in busi
ness transactions. -A Grant street lawyer
has received circulars -from the bant namea
calling his attention to the desirability of
some mortgages it has for sale, and they
may possibly contain pointers for bankers
and Brokers 'hereabouts. Some cases are
taken at random from the,list
For instance, the investing public is told
that in No. 12,155 Israel M. Bosenquate's
mortgage is for.f-120. The rate of interest
on his mortgage is 8- per cent; it is on 160
acres of land 60 of which are under cul
tivation; land appraised at 51,475, build
ings at $75, total 1,550. The farm is in
Bamsey county, is six miles from town, and
the mortgagor has three head of stock. For
fear that the property might not be consid
ered good for 26 cents on the dollar, with
three head of stock to back it up. the
readeris informed by the bank that "With
the amount this man has under cultivation
he is sure to raise crop enough to pay his
interest" This being assured, the buyer
might let the mortgage run until tbe county
become pleasant for living when he could
swoop down and foreclose.
The mortgage on Iver Gabrielson's place
isn't quite so 'good, $400 on a (900 valua
tion, but his farm is two miles nearer town.
and the public is Assured that Iver "is a
Norwegian," and that "Ms prudent habits
insure him success." " -"
Joseph Grossman carries a mortgage of
4iu on a valuation oi ci,ow, wuick uic
bank impliedly admits is, a rather heavy
sum, but the information fa added that the
"mortgagor Is a Buuian of frugal habits;
has his farm well improved; has good credit
and will undoubtedly meet all payments.'
Michael P. Lerfald carries (400 on a valua
tion of (1,750,-bata herhas 14 head of stock.
and the bank states that "a farmer with 14
head of cattle is sure to meet his encase
ments promptly' There have been farmers
in tbis county, Allegheny. However, wno,
with more than 14 head of cattle, failed to
meet their engagements promptly.
The list runs on at great length in the
enumeration ot tne moral, mental, cnnstlan,
energetic and national virtues of the
holders of incumbered property, bnt one or
two more will suffice.: A. E. Long is de
scribed as
wild is in the mercantile business and has
been in the country seven years." Williim
A. Soule'ls an industrious young man 26
years old. In 'addition' to-other virtues
Charles V. Tucker has" a mower binder,
gang plow, harrow, seeder, breaking plow
and roller and 12 head of stock. While
these are not subject to the mortgage, they
show that, other things being: regular,
Charles V. Tucker is entitled to social
recognition as an infant-State Muldoon.
The rate of interest all through the list is 8
to 9 per cent.
It would appear from the prospectus of
some ot tne panics m.JNortn uaxota mat
mortgages were preferred in that State to
bank stocks. For instance, one bank there,
of $100,000 .capital, has $21,159 66 surplus,
pays 10 per cent dividends, and yet its stock
is offered at 90 per cent of its par value.
There seems to lie but one improvement
that can be suggested to North Dakota's
way of doing-Business; and that would be to
give the mortgagor's religion and. polities.
Some men might be willing to pay a round
price for a mortgage, Tn the hope of being
some day able to foreclose on an enemy
of the faith, ' either religious' or
political. Calvinists and Arminians might
make each other danee, or .Democrats and
Bepublicans, then,- too, people might be in
duced to buytmortgages from reasons' dia
metrically opposite to. these. The more the
proceedure is studied the more it recom
mends itself. .
Ifot Thomas' Concert.
The sale of tickets lor the grand testimon
ial concert of Theodore; Thomas opens this
morning at 9 o'clock at JEL Kleber & Bro.'s
music store, 506 Wood street ere is an
immense inquiry after tickets and good
seats, so call.earlv and secure favorable po
sitions. A grand musical treat is in store
for us, and it is confidently predicted that
even standing room will fetch & premium.
The MeClellan House, Gettysburg, Pa.,
is to be sold at public sale November 6,
1889. The great number of Tisitors to Get
tysburg makes' it !a desirable point for A
good hotel. Tbe property to be sold is sus
ceptible of improvement and enlargement
at comparatively-small outlay. See adver
tising column i MW3
, " 7ree!nFrer!
If you hold a family tickef for Hendricks
&' Co.'s photograph, gallery, 68 Federal
street Alleghenv, ase it and get a handsome
life-size crayon: for Christmas ot yourself or
Club tickets yet to be returned to EliteGal
lery, 516 Market street before Noveaber 1.
Lucky possessors .please call.
Gold andsifver heads, in great variety, ai
Henry lerheydea's, 630 Bmitnneia tt. itwr
ImpuritiEB irf the Liver.
When the Liver is crowded or clotted
with a BtesB'et tapurities. its actlea be
comes slow, and difficult. Pleurisy,
Headache, Pain in Side, Tired Feeling
asd aeaerarWeakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, ia
When yea. have these symptoms, try a
' few doses of taeoeauiae
Celebrated: Liver Pills.
Price, 36 eeajs..SoM
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An 'Sloqaeat Appeal la Leave Xeckosaaaa,
aa It la at Present.
Bev. C. E. Locke last evening- preached
to a very large isoBgregatloa oa "Why
Methodism Needs No Bevkka of Her
Creeds." It was a powerful appeal to let
well enough alone. He repeated asd reiter
ated "Wo need no revision ia.tfc M4fc
dist or any oyier EvaageHeal oJmVsk.
There were no elect and no predoosaed. AH
were alike in their choice to rejeet or akide
in the love God. "
"We need no revision. The doctrine of ft
future punishment Is as legieallr shows m
the existence of that great. buildiBg filled p
with felon at Eiverside, as that smaller
but similar building ia the hartofth
city. There are laws divine, as well u
human, a breach ot which incurs a penalty,
and that penalty is in proportion to the "
majesty of an ooended God, and is, lika
Him, eternal.
"Theawiul eryea Mount Calvary, 'My
God, my God, why has thou forsaken w.'
showed that at the supreme mosaest of His
azony Christ felt the punishment iaearced
for the sins of others, and the mas, for a
moment let his nature assert itself over the
Goahead. Werwarit so reviaiea: the re
ligion that is not good enough to live by m
not cood enough to die by, and should s
revision of our creed and religioa be at
tempted here it would sooa leave eaptypewa
instead of the Iaree and intellisrest hedv of
LMethodlsts Xnow face'
k LOSS OF $3,006,
Tbe Jnettea Koad's Old Osaee Besfraved
by Flra Yesterday, ,
Shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday
injr Officer Bond discovered afire- is'fte'
building occupied by John Master as a"
carpenter shop on Thirty-third, near Liaerty
street An alarm was turned la frees, hex
67, bnt by the time the esgiae eeaptniei
reached the scene the structure was a bum v
of flames. The firemen, however, did geed
work, and in a short time had the bksa
quenched. The building was originally,
built for a Methodist church, and later
used as the office of the Jan etiear reed.
The loss was about (3,090, on whiek. there f
was an insurance of about (860. The arigiav
of the fire is a mystery- ,a4fe'
jds. hdrne mm
PrrrSBBBO, Monday, October 28,'
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Columns could be writtetubi yiaam ot?' 4"
our wonderful Dress Geeds steek,raav!
not a line or a word weaM be UBneteanL
The extent of the assortmeats aad. f
the superiority ot te goods are ase!
points we wish to lfeyfess upeayear
minds this morning; , , ,,
We have sole control fK"W4aji
Pennsylvania of many of the bestauMiaT '
of goods of Europe. Oar parehaeas atdjg
dbeet from the maaafietajsrsaadCi
every piece of fine (feeds la eacsseas: fc ''
has been made to car order. ' '"""-
In almost every ease we have sees saVp
goods ia its nateral eeler, seieeted eac8"
own shades and had she geeae 4fd ? '
cording to our best Judgment ir .
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Every piece of Colored Ureas flossau
in ear stock Is either dyed la tfce wesjac&fc "
dyed la tee aataral fray ia ike fittCG
Every pieeeof coeds we saewis ;
dye. We show bo gseds., that leek. Jaetf
mo&eageem. - iv -4r-.
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" Aadla tie exteaatfeaesa ei ear s
we have lew prteed sjeeaa if aafv Hak
poor, desire teeaitaedBlgayr!eed
to finest for the trade" that dear
them, OarsisapefalarsteK.
In every ease yea "are afesefetesrv
of getting all of year B&eaej's wei
CossWatiylaereaateg-trade of ttot
Our Broadcloth: '
They are dyed la taeweel era
Every piece ta stum rtiailr, i
for the cutter. ' " '"
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A few new Kgat Pariejaa i
in tie Broadcletbs: ,
Cayr (Ught aaddaKL Lrfevee,
Coleas, Creosea oraean
Mercury, oumolse.
New Cream . aa "Waste.
Fine LeadM Cteta SarMaflc,-
conflaea aaaaay tsijasaea'
tahliSBseats. aaa eafcriB
placed oh, retail counter. It Is
less to say.taey an exewstva wtta
all Western Peastf rasaa.
WatMae is naea wertfcyr at aaa
the reeewed fiver bestowed aaea
elegant Caatel Bate faeries. ' ' -4M
The fiae Fraaeh qaaJ&es;
68 (a yard.
A special Camel Hair Cteta. M faea ea
wide, at 8 78, M an we newest saaaes.1
The new shade Assert jt-la eaatel
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fahft.Ti wfctea leek saea. A'aeer
trade Camel Hair seea leek aaei, aid?
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Bey tee Best.
Flee naferted mst aadfreef
(maris, asd Caatel Heir Bs
to sates aH bee aew ObbhI Hair
OarHae of beaaWel Parle
Robes Is aaeelateir faultless.
patten aew. teieetaad good. 7fc
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CespaaMa te tae jRvaeects a
Use of eaaSKajxaris
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aameprieesosfererf y tsieat r!efA
the best Paristea retail steree.
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