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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889.
He is Mused Admission to
the K. of L. Hall.
A CROWD OF ANGBY PEOPLE
Threatens to Break Open the Doors
of the Boom, and
MR. DOYLE SENDS FOR THE POLICE.
Powderly Will Probably be Here on
Wednesday to Answer Barrj.
A SCEKE BETWEEN BAERTAKD DOILE
"Prevent the Barry meeting in Knights
of Labor Hall by all means," was the text
of a message flashed over tlie wires to Dis
trict Master Workman Doyle yesterday
afternoon. The telegram, it is said, was
signed by General Master Workman Pow
derly. As ex-Master Workman Homer L.
McGaw was seated at his snpper table he
received a telegram asking him to Tisit the
ball and report the result at headquarters.
The proposed meeting, if i had been held,
would have been one of the most interesting
in the history of organized labor.
Early in the evening Master "Workman
Doyle had the doors of the hall barricaded,
and a notice was posted up to the effect that
there would be no Barry meeting as an
nounced. Over 1,000 people congregated on
the sidewalk and in the hallway, but were
told by "lieutenants," as they were called,
appointed by Mr. Doyle to announce that
the meeting would not be held. Some ot
them turned away, but the most of them
remained on the street discussing the merits
of the case. They all seemed anxious to
meet Barry, and when he arrived with his
The Man They lrbn'f Listen To.
confidential secretary, T. J. Wallace, he
was greeted with cheers. Everyone
wanted to have a private talk with him and
he was jostled around for over half an hour'
before he was made aware of the fact that
he could not occupy the hall that had been
rented for the purpose.
A WEtli-GUAEDED RECEIPT.
Matt Smitb, who had rented the hall, and
had the receipt for the money in his pocket,
told Mr. Barry that the hall would not be
opened. Mr. Barry wanted the receipt,
saying that he could go to the nearest
magistrate and secure a process compelling
the people present to open the hall. Mr.
Smith refused to give it up.
The crowd clamored for a meeting, and
Mr. Barry, accompanied by his immediate
friend, proceeded to the second floor of the
building. The hallway and stairs were
soon jammed with people anxious to hear
the expelled members of the order speak.
While having a consultation as to what
should be done, Master Workman Doyle,
who was in his office on the third floor, tele
phoned for the police. Two officers were
immediately sent down, and the sidewalk
in front of the Knights of Labor headquar
ters was cleared, the people moving to ad
jacent corners, and continuing the dis
cussion. Mr. Barry circulated among them and as
sured the members of the order who were
desirous of hearing him that he would
tpeak in a public hall on Wednesdaynight,
and also on Saturday night. The hall will
be encaged to-day and an announcement of
the meeting given in the daily papers to
day or to-morrow.
The announcement that Barry would
speak in a Knight of Labor hall brought
out almost all of the Iradinc members of the
district and other districts. Mr. James
Campbell, President of the Window Glass
Workers and L. A. 300, who is one of Pow
derly's best friends, was present, using his
influence to prevent the meeting being held
in a Knight of Labor sanctuary.
All the district officers were pres
ent, including Secretary Boss, Financial
Secretary Miss Laura Powell, Worthy Fore
man Hooper, Eccles Robinson, National
Master Workman of the Brassworkers: J.
C. Mathews, Master Workman of L. A.
6875; Trustees Hughes, Dicus, McAuliffe,
ex-Master Workman J. L. Evans, and
When a Dispatch reporter attempted to
enter the ball he found the doors were
barred and a notice posted, stating that no
meeting would be held. Master Workman
DOYLE WAS AT THE DOOE,
end said the meeting would not be held. T.
J.Dicus, a member of the Board of Trustees,
was at the head of the stairway, but had
little to say. He announced that the hall
had been rented by him in the regular nay,
bat he could not open the doors "I am
afraid," said he to a reporter for this paper,
"that we will be sued for violating our con
tract. I came here to see that the contract
was carried out, but am powerless to do
Mr. J. D. Hughes, the other member of
the Board of Trustees, who signed the con
tract, said: "1 did not know I was doing
anything wrong. We have rented the hall
to the Anarchists to hold meetings and to
different organizations, and no objections
were ever made. I collected the money for
the rental of the hall and turned into the
D. A. 3 treasury. That is all I know
A man named McKibbin, representing
L. A. 6332, tubeworkers, assumed the au
thority of ordering the members of the
press u vacate the building. He became
very demonstrative, and was finally led out
of the building bv Master Workman Doyle
and another member of the order. The ad
xninistrationists and the antis seemed to be
well represented, and if any serions break
had occurred a riot would have been the re
sult. Both sides, however, prevented any
About 9 o'clock, when Mr. Barry saw
that it would be impossible to enter the hall
without breaking in the doors and causing
a fight, mounted the stairs and said:
"Gentlemen, we will not hold a meeting
here to-night, but I expect to address you
on Wednesday evening. The place will be
announced in time. We will make this
system a stench throughout the country."
He was greeted with cheers by almost
every person who heard him.
DISCUSSIN O THE SITUATION.
Mr. Barry and some of his friends then
left the hall, and the crowd soon thinned I
out They adjonrned to a room, where the
conversation continued on the subject of or
ganized labor and the methods employed by
the present officers of the K. of L. Shortly
after 10 o'clock Mr. J. C. Mathews, Master
Workman of L. A. 6875, announced that he
had seen a telegram from Powderly an
nouncing that he will be here to-day or to
morrow. "He is afraid that Barry will destroy the
district," said one of the members of the
order who was present.
"I am ready to meet him and prove all
the charges Z have made. In fact 1 am
anxious to meet him in public, and hope he
will come," said Mr. Barry.
There were a dozen persons in the party,
and all were members of the Knights of
Labor except Mr. Barry. When this state
ment was made Mr. Barry Baid: "I am still
a member of the order, as my local im
mediately reinstated me whenl was illegally
expelled bv the G. E. B. I am still Master
Workman of N. T. A. 154."
"When asked if he had heard the report
that an attempt would be made to destroy
the building in Philadelphia for the purpose
of burning up the records Mr. Barry said:
"I have heard the report but I do not be
lieve it is true. Thcy'can burn the records
by order of the board at any time, and it is
not necessary to destroy a fine building for
"Yhen the excitement around the hall had
subsided. Master Workman Doyle prepared
to retire to his home when a friend asked
him to meet Mr. Barry. He agreed, and
they were introduced.
A CHILLY EECEPTION.
Mr. Doyle held out his hand and said:
"How do you do, Mr. Barry? I am glad to
Mr. Barry looked at him a moment and
said: "I don't think I care to shake hands
with vou, Mr. Doyle."
"All right; I just offered you my hand for
"I hope you enjoyed the fun," was Mr.
Barrv's pleasant renly,
"Yon know," said Mr. Doyle, "that I
acted according to the rules of the order,
and you would have done the same,bad you
been in my place."
"No, I wouldn't," retorted Barrry. "If
you come to East Saginaw you can have
every hall in the town if you want to make
a speech, and I will see that you are not
"I don't want to make uny speeches in
East Saginaw," replied Doyle. ,rL hope
that no harm has been done. " Good night,
"Good night, Mr. Dovle," was the
response, and the Master Workman of D.
A. 3, retired.
STOKES COAL BOATS.
Pittsburg Operators Sny They Will Only
Recover About 30 Per Cent.
The regular meeting of the Pittsburg and
Southern Coal Company was held yesterday
in the Iron Exchange. The Secretary read
the December reports of the amount of coal
raised out of the Mississippi rirer at Nine
Mile Point Landing, near New Orleans. It
will be remembered that on the night of
August 20 last, during one of the worst hur
ricanes near the Gulf of Mexico, over 100
loaded coalboaU belonging to Pittsburg
firms were wrecked near New Orleans, and
every bushel of the coal was sunk to the
bottom ot the river. Some of it lay in 60 feet
of water, and was extremely difficult togetat.
The Pittsburg and Southern Company, an
organization formed to sell the coal of the
firms in the association, set to work to re
cover the coal. They secured dredges with
large steam grip cranes and managed to lift
some of the coal from a depth of over 50 feet.
The grip catches like the claw of an animal,
and, when closed and full of coal, resembles
an immense cage, holding about 50 bushels.
The firms that lost the coal now say they
will not recover 30 per cent of the $300,000
worth of fuel lost, and, in addition to this,
to prevent the formation of more sandbars,
they will have to wreck nearly every one of
the sunken boats. The work of recovery is
done at enormous expense. Each boat con
tained about 30,000 bushels, and was valued
at about 53,000.
SHUT OFF THE OUTPUT.
A Proposition to Close a NnraDcr of Window
At the annual meeting of the Window
Glass Manufacturers' Association to be held
in Washington January 16, a proposition will
be made, by a Pittsburg manufacturer, to
order the shutdown of a number of factor
ies, in order to relieve the glutted condition
of the market, and consequently force
prices up a little. Every manufacturer in
the bnsiness says prices are lower now than
ever before, and it is all due to the large
number of lactones started up within the
past two years. The primary caose for the
erection of the new factories is natural gas,
which most of them were given free. Fuel
is a great item of expense about a glass
house, and the gas bills of some of the Pitts
burg manufacturers amount to $40 per
month for each pot. As the new factories,
located in the new fields, did not have to
pay this, they were enabled to make the
glass cheaper, and in order to get business,
they cut prices very low and succeeded in
almost ruining the trade.
As the new lactones are now in the asso
ciation it will be proposed that, as their fuel
does not cost them anything, they can
afford to shut down. Tbe idea is to shnt off
this output, and pay the owners of the fac
tories an equal share in the profits of the
If the owners of the new factories refuse
to shut down then the proposition will be
made to Pittsbnrgers.
THE BUILDERS' EXCHANGE.
New Officers Elected No Representation at
The Builders' Exchange yesterday elected
the following named officers for the ensuing
President, Vf. B. Lupton; Vice Presidents,
H. R. Bames and A Alston; Secretary, E. A.
Knox; Treasurer, T. J. Hamilton; Directors. S.
A Steel, A It. SbeaSer, Reese Lindsa v, A H.
Lauman, J. P. Belnecke and Xavier Wittmer.
The latter was "tied" with N. Jones, but, upon
a second ballot, vt as elected. New Committee
of Appeals, Messas. J. P. Knox. R. C. Miller,
A. Alston. J. S. Elliott, J. B. Chambers, J. F.
Brugceman, J. C. Wilson, L. SI. Morns, A.
Kasnerand A Diem.
The former President, Mr. George A.
Cochrane, resigned his position as a member
of tbe Exchange on account of some differ
ences between the board and himself.
At the regular annual meeting, which
will occur Monday next, the new officers
will be installed and annual reports will be
read. The request to send representatives
to the National Association of Builders'
Convention, to be held at Philadelphia
February 12, 13 and 14, will not be formally
GLASS PACKERS STRIKE.
Tliey Refuse to Do Additional Work With
out Getting More Wnces.
The packers at the works of the Washing
ton, Pa., Glass Company went on a strike
yesterday. They have been receiving from
58 to $10 a week and packing tbe bottles
blown by two shops, six men. The manage
ment wanted them to pack for three shops,
which the packers were willing to do for SI
additional wages.' The company refused to
pay this; hencethe strike. Charles Collins,
the boss packer, who is receiving $15, re
mains at work. Kew packers have been
A Biff Pipe Order.
The American Tube and Iron Company,
of Youngstown and Middletown, yesterday
secured a contract from "the Carnegie firm
for 2,000 tons of pipe to build a private gas
line. The manager of the works said that
he would buy some of the iron in Pitts
burg. A Breakdown at Chess, Cook As Co'.
The muck rolls at Chess, Cook & Co.'s
South Nineteenth street mill broke down
yesterday morning, and the mill will be
idle all the week as a consequence. ' I
AGAINST THE PEOPLE.
The Supreme Court Decides in Favor
of Natural Ga Companies,
AS TO THE MATTER OF HIGH PRICES
Pittsburg Also Loses the Tax Assessed on
Natural Gas Pipes.
SEYERAL VERY. IMPORTANT DECISIONS
The Supreme Court at Philadelphia
yesterday decided a large number of cases
carried up from the Allegheny county
courts. The most important was that of
the citizens of Allegheny against the Heat
and Light Company. Together with this
was another ot the citizens of Sewickley
against the Ohio Valley Natural Gas Com
pany. Both were to restrain the companies
from charging exorbitant rates for fuel.
The history of the Northside case is
yet fresh. A series' of indignation
meetings was held in all the
wards, and at last, a fund was collected,
lawyers employed, and the suit entered.
The main point raised in the case was as to
the right of the local courts to determine
rates or charges. It was claimed on the
part of the plaintiffs that when the question
of excessive charges was raised, the courts
had the right to hear the evidence, and if
said charges fixed by the gas com
pany were deemed excessive, to establish
new and equitable rates. Judge
White ordered a preliminary injunc
ion to be served on the companies, holding
that where valuable franchises had been
granted by the Commonwealth or munici
pality, and where there was virtually no
competition, the people, from whom the
franchises were received had recourse to
the courts through proceedings in equity.
The Allegheny Heating Company and the
People's Company entered into an agree
ment, which, as is known, was virtually a
consolidation, the stockholders of each to
receive a certain percentage of the united
revenues derived from both plants. The
points raised in the bill were argued before
the Judges of the CommonTleas Courts and
afterward before the Supreme .Court by
Colonel W. A. Stone and W. B. Kodgers,
Esq., the former appearing as counsel for
plaintiffs and the latter for the defendant
ALL IS NOTV KEVEESED.
The Supreme Court now reverses the de
cisions in both cases and dissolved
tbe injunction. East evening Mr.
Kogers was anxions to see the
opinion of the Supreme Court, which
he thought would arrive- to-morrow.
It is given per curiam. He said that the disso
lution of a preliminary injunction did not
always imply that the whole hill falls. Fre
quently preliminary injunctions are served
where a question of law is not clear in
order to let tbe Supreme Judges de
cide. In this instance, as in some
others, the Supreme Court may possi
bly have simply removed the injunction,
and left open the question involved, or sug
gested some remedy. On the other hand they
may have decided the whole question squarely
in favor of the companies. Colonel Stone, at
torney for the citizens, said it was impossible
to decide whether legislation azainst the cas
companies would now be asked for, until tbe
Supreme Court's opinion arrives. He said if
the court suggested any renredy that would be
nui cklv adouted.
Neither Messrs. Rogers nor Stone had re
ceived any pnvate advices from Philadelphia
in regard to the matter. There was general
disappointment over the result of the fight
among gas consumers in AUegheny last night.
PITTSBUBG LOSES GAS TAX.
In the appeal of the city of Pittsburg from
the decision of Common Picas No. 1 in tbe suit
to recover taxes on the pipes ot the Philadel
phia Natural Gas Company the court affirms
the judgment, holdins that as the public, works
of a public corporation they are not subject to
taxation. In the year lSoTtho city assessors
placed a valuation upon the Philadelphia and
all tho other natural gas companies laid in tbe
streets and highways within tho city limits,
and assessed a tax on the same corresponding
to tbe city real estate tax of the respective
wards in whlchtbepipeswere laid. Theassess
roents were placed in the real estate books of
the assessor's office, and were left open to in
spection. The taxes passed into the hands of
the collector of delinquent taxes, who gave no
tice to the Philadelphia Company of his inten
tion to collect them.
Therenpon the Philadelphia Company filed a
bill askinsr tbe court to issuo an injunction to
restrain the collector from collecting the
amount There was no objection on the
ground of excessive valuatiuns or unequal
taxations, but simply asserted that the city
had no authority to assess the property in
question. The city, on tbe other hand, claimed
full authority to make tho assessment, but
the court below granted the injunction and the
city took the appeal as to the Philadelphia Gas
Company. The amount at issue between the
city and the Philadelphia Company aggregates
Si5,0S2 46, being tbe amount assessed for two
years. The amount claimed from tho other com
panies, and which are decided by the case, will
reach nearly $100,000.
OIL, WELLS AND STOCKS.
Speculators and brokers in oil and grain were
intensely interested In the news that the Su
preme Court had reversed Judge White's de
cision in the case of Thompson vs Relber. Mr.
Reiber, it will be remembered, empowered
Thompson, a broker, to purchase oil for him on
margins. Thompson bought a considerable
amount of oil for Reiber, but Relber declined
all responsibility and would not pay for carry
ing the oil or tbe money lost. Thompson had
to luy the amount lost on the oleaginous fluid
and then brought suit in Common Pleas No. 2
to recover from Reiber, and Judge White, who
heard the case, charged strongly against
Thompson, and delivered a moral lecture upon
oil gambling. Thompson was given no dam
ages, and the case was taken to tho Supreme
The Supreme Court affirmed JudgeHawkins'
opinion in the case of Keating's appeal. This
suit grew out ot tbe will of the late Michael
McCullough, Jr., a Pittsburg millionaire, who
tied up his property in the hands of trustees
for 20 years, and then devised it to tbe children
of a sister at Blairsville. The point was about
AlcCullough's condition. Hawkins sustained
the wilL The property will remain in the bands
of trustees, and near relatives of tho deceased
win get nottiiDg.
Another decision rules that the stockholders
of the Allegheny Trust Company are not liable
for tbe losses alleged to bave been sustained
by tbe new stockholders. The cae is known as
the Andrleson appeal, and was instituted bytbo
old stockholders against the new. The latter
claimed that when they entered the company
they were deceived, and that on this account
tbe old stockholders should reimburse them for
the losses sustained.
The judgment recovered in the suit of W. W.
Watres against the Chartiets Valley Gas Com
pany for negligently undermining the pipes of
the Philadelphia-Company, thereby causing a
break and an explosion which hi jured the goods
in the plaintiff's store, is reversed. Thp Court
holds that the independent contractor who did
the work tor the Chartiers Valley Company is
the person liable.
ATluo-hAnvCitr win in thfi snit nf V flraw.
ford to recover $10,000 for logs swept awav from
Herr's Island during "the flood of ISM He
claimed that tbe city authorities had not sup
plied the wharf with proper boat fastenings.
The lower courts decided against Crawford
and this decision is now affirmed.
The judgment of 521,000 recovered bv the as
signee of the Penu Bank against the Farmers'
National Bank, is set aside and a new trial of
the case ordered.
The dispute about tho transfer of Northside
bridge stock, between Nathan McDowell and
A. A. Hutchinson, was decided in favor of Mr.
McDowell. Mr. Hutchinson must pay him
Sl,0O0. The lower court bad decreed that
Hutchinson was to pay McDowell 23.000.
The "ice cream case'' is decided in favor pf
the Law and Order League. This was Berry
vs Commonwealth. Berry had. been sued for
selling ice cream on Sunday. His attorneys
argued tbat the article was ' the same as
cooked food and was a necessity. The lower
courts decided against Berrr. and this finding
is now sustained by the Supreme Court.
The decreets affirmed in tbe appeal of the
Odd Fellows' Savings Ban of Pittsburg from
the decision of the Orphans' Court ordering the
appellant to reassign to the trustees of tho
estate of James Marshall certain stock pledged
by James Marshall, Jr., without tbo knowledge
or consent of his co-trustees. t
When the announcement of the decision of
the Supreme Court was telegraphed from Phil
adelphia yesterday, it was noticed tbat the case
referring to the classification of the different
cities in the Commonwealth was notmentioned.
As this was the case In which Allegheny City Is
interested, and the dqfcision directly affects
the proposed new charter, City Solicitor
George Elphlnstone yesterday tejegraphed for
the decision. It was supposed that it was
mailed to him last evening, and he will proba
bly receive it to-dav. George Shiras stated
last night that it was not at all likely that the
decision would be announced before Monday
Other Allegheny county cases decided are
bllworth, roller & Co. vs Kammell's adminis
trator (two cases). Keargument ordered In, each
case....Beatty s lieatty. Motion forrejrgument
refused....Andrews' appeal: C. P. No. 2, of Alle
gheny county. Decree afflrmcd....Canady, ror
use, vs Atkinson; C P. No. 1. Jnafrment af
firmed... .Uoldwltzer vs Pennsylvania Kallroad
Company; C. P. .No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment af
flrmed....Alston vs btewart: C. F. ho. 1
of Allegheny. Judgment afflrmed....Klopfer,s
appeal; C. P. No. I. of Allegheny. De
cree affirmed... .In ro road in Chartiers
township. The appeal i quashed, ana tne
proceedings below affirmed non certiorari....
hellers vs Van Itaen, Tierce & Co.; O.iMso.l.
Judgment afflrmed....Qninrey vs Commonwealth,
Q. S. of Allegheny county. Judgment affirmed.
....County of Allegheny vs Commonwealth: C. 1'.
No. l. of Ailccheny county. Judgment affirmed.
....Keatlnz's appeal: O. C, Allegheny county.
Appeal affirmed... .Southslde Fa-senger Hallway
Company vs Cox; C. P.. Allegheny. Jud pent
affirmed....Urben vs Pittsburg Times C.P. No.l of
Allegheny. Judgment affirmed... .Tne Armour
Lithographic Company vs tbe Allegheny Machine
Company; C. P. of AUegheny county Judgment
afflrmed....DavIdson'6 appeal; O. O. Allegheny
county. Decree afflrmed....Uhllngervs Kennedy;
(1 P. No. L Allegheny. Judgment affirmed....
Pittsburg llrldgc Companv vs Brown Co.; (:.
P. Allegheny. Judgment affirmed.... Wendinier
and Canders ct al: C. P. Allegheny. Judgment
affirmed. ...nttsburg Brass Company's appeal;
C. P. Allegheny. Decree affirmed....
Ulggert's appeal: Q. S. Allegheny county.
Order affirmed.. ..People's Natural Gas Company
vs Mlltbury: C. P. Allegheny. Judgment af
firmed. ...Weal vsNcvin.O.P., Allegheny county.
Judgment affirmed. ...Urcy vs Alclail. C I'., Al
legheny county. Writ quashed. ..ilergnson vs
Quinn; C. 1 No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment re
versed and a venire facias de novo awarded... . Ap
Scalof the Pittsburg and Allegheny Droveyard
ompany; C. P. No. 1 Allegheny county. Decree
affirmed.. ..Fifth National iiank of Pittsburgvs
Ashworth. C. P. No. 2 Allegheny. Judgment af
firmea....lhconeta!. vs Home, gunislieo, C.l
No. 2, Allegheny. Judgment afflrmcd.w.Mnnday's
appeal, O. C. Allegheny. Decree affirmed....
Appeal of Fourth National Bank of NeworK
and Warren, assignee; C. P. No. 1 AUegheny
countv. Decree affirmed. ...Patterson et al. vs.
Frastcretal.; Hazcltlne et al. vs. same! Patter
son vs. same; C. P. Ho. 1 Allegheny. Ihe Judg
ment is reversed in each case. ...Harrison vs. Com
monwealth; Q. S. Allegheny county. Judgment
amrmed.... Pennsylvania jsaiurai uas twmpiny
s. Coolcetal.; 0. P.
;. XT. Jo. l Auegneny. uu
ment affirmed. ...Borough of West Belfcvne and
lOWnsnipOI JilllDUCKVS. uuauieiiiuiievai.; ur.
Ho. 1 Allegheny. The judgment is reversed
as to the borough xf West Bellevne and
affirmed as to the township of Klllbuck....
Frazlcr Brothers vs Lloyd, C.P. No. 2, Allegheny
county. Judgment reversed. ...Hubbard et alvs
Palmer's administrator; C. 1. Allegheny. Judg
ment affirmed... .Crowley et al vs the Common
wealth, to uc:C. P. No. 2 Allegheny. Judgment
reversed.... Allies vs Everson et al; C. P. No. 1,
Allegheny. Judgment reerscd and new trial
awarded. ...Mclntjre vs JSIclutvre; C. P. No. 2,
Allegheuv. Judgment reversed, and Judgment
Is now entered for the defendants with costs....
Hoorhead vs Wolff. C P. Ho. L Allegheny. Judg
ment affirmed. ...BIgham vs Henrlcl et al
C P. No. 1, Allegheny. Judgment af
firmed. Wolff's appeal. O. V. Allegheny.
Decree reversed; record remitted fur turtber
proceedings. ...lllngham'sappeal. District Court
of Allegheny county. Decree affirmed. ...Mar-
land, by his next friend, vs Pittsburg and Lake
lrle Railroad Company. C. P. No. 1, Allegheny
countr. Judgment alarmed.... Henry Marland vs
Pittsburg and Lake Erie ltallroad Company. C.
P. No. 1, Allegheny county. Judgment affirmed.
....Pantall A Davis vs Dickey. 0. P. No. 2, Alle
gheny. Judgment ret crscd and the rule to strike
off the judgment In the court below Is made abso
lute. ...Dickson and wife vs liolllster. C P.
No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment affirmed....
Spencer, et ux, ct al vs Jennings et al.
C. P., Allegheny. Judgment reversed and a
venire facias denovo awarded.... Inre.-Vacatlon
of henry street, Allegheny City; Q. a. Allegheny
conntv. The proceedings of the Quarter Sessions
arc affirmed.. ..AlcFall et al vs AlcKeesport and
Youghlogheny Ice Company; C. P., No. i Alle
gheny. Judgment reversed, and venire facias de
novo awarded. ...Galley Bros, vs Kcllerman, (J.
P., No. 1, Allegheny. Judgment affirmed. a.
Harmend's appeal. C. P. No. 1. Allegheny. The
order of the Court confirming tbe report of the
Andltor is reversed, and it Is ordered that
the record be remitted and distribu
tion of AicTighe Electric Light Company asets
made In accordance with this opinion. ...Brown
vs Wagner, C. P. No. 1. Allegheny county. Judg
ment reversed and a venire facias de novo award
ed. ...County of Allegbenyvs McKeesport Dia
mond Market; U. P. No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment
reversed and Judgment Is now entered In the case
stated for f in favor of plaintiff and against de
fendant.. ..In re vacation of a portion of a public
road In Sterrltt township. Q. S. Allegheny countv.
The order of tbe Quarter sessions setting aside
xue renon oi me viewers is reversed, inc excep
tions filed to said report are dismissed and the re
port confirmed. The costs to be paid by the ex
ceptants. ...Mellon vs Davidson, No. 1 C. P. Alle
gheny. Judgment affirmed. ...Montooth admin
istrator vs Gamble, for use of Montgomery, C. P.
No. I, Alleghen). Judgment reversed. ...Borough
of Alillvale vs Poxon et ux., U, P. No. 1 AUe
gheny. Judgment reversed and a procedendo
PEITATE DALZELL'S CLAIMS.
He Sends His Original Pnpers to The Dis
patch for Inspection.'
Private Dalzell clinches hiV statements
in regard to the commutation of rations for
soldiers and travel pay while on furlough
by sending to The Dispatch the original
papers he has received from the War De
partment. He addresses a card to all ed
itors, defining his position and calling upon
all old soldiers to send in their claims.
The papers he sends are the acknowledg
ments of E. MacFeeley, Commissary Gen
eral of Subsistence, of the claims sent him.
Amontr the claims acknowledged are those
of McDonald Thorla, Arthur W. Eacey and
William m. Evans, all of Ohio regiments,
for commutation of rations while on fur
lough. Other claims are acknowledged by
A Programme of tho Exercises to bo Held
on Tuesday, April 30.
The Junior Order United American
Mechanics of the county met last night to
further arrangements for the George "Wash
ington celebration on April 30. One 'hun
dred ministers of all denominations will be
asked to hold special services in the fore
noon of the day. In the afternoon a lestival
for the school children will be held in the
Allegheny Parks. After supper a fire
works exhibition will be given at Exposi
tion Park. The set pieces will represent
different periods in "Washington's lite.
George E. Kepple has been appointed
Treasurer of the celebration fund.
THOSE TEST CASES.
Hostetter & Co.'s Snlta Against tho Bonds
to bo Tried This Week. "
Manager "W. L. Myers and Attorney A.
H. Clark, of Hostetter Ss Co., went to
"Washincton last night to prosecute their
suits before the Inter-State Commission
against the railroads for unjust classifica
Mr. Myers stated that before the law went
into efTect their goods took third-class
rates, now they are put in the double first
class. Since suit was brought against the
roads the latter have given them notice that
they will carry at the old rates in carlots.
Tho Ex-Prisoners of War.
A meeting of Union ex-prisoners of war
was held Inst night at No. G7 Pourth ave
nue. Mr. Charles P. Sheriff presided, and
the meeting elected for the ensuing year:
Prcident, James R. Hutchinson: Vice Presi
dent. Harry C. Burn: Treasurer, R. A A Pat
terson: Secretary, P. M. Fleming; Execntive
Committee. Alex. McWhorter, Charles F.
Sherrlff and H. O. Shay; delegates to National
Convention, A H. Jones and Harry Palmer;
alternates, H. O. Shay, H. B. Huff and Alex.
In Honor of Mr. Cooler. '
Mr. Albert C. Cooler, who died on Sun
day morning, at his residence on South
Eleventh street, will be buried,at the family
burial ground in New Castle to-day. The
deceased was a very popular member of the
Lotus Club, of the'Southside, and the mem:
bers met last night and passed fitting res
olutions on his death. He was the first
member of the clnbtodie.
DIIss Ncally Stevens nt Clnb Thenter.
On Thursday evening next, January 10,
we are promised the pleasure of hearing the
great American pianist, Miss Neally Stev
ens, play on the piano atthc Piftsbnfg Club
Theater, assisted by the phenomenal young
violinist, Pranz "Wilczek. The young lady
is pronounced by her great masters Pranz
Liszt and Hans Von Bulow to be one of the
finest American students they ever taught,
and her spleudid pianism together with the
marvelous performance of the yonng Paga
nihi, "Wilczek, will richly repay the attend
ance on this musical treat Miss Stevens
was the schoolmate and friend of one of our
most prominent society ladies, and it is pre
sumed that the creme de la creme of this
city will attend this concert Seats and
tickets can be had at Kleber Bros., we be
Another Meeting of Citizens Protest
ing Against the Change.
A DIFFERENCE OF LEGAL OPINIONS.
City Bollcitor Elphinstone's Statements
A KUMBER OP MASS MEETINGS HELD
Select Council cbamber in Allegheny
City was crowded last night by citizens to
hear tho explanation of City Attorney
Elphinstone as to the advantages to be de
rived by the city from the new charter. He
said the city must either be of the second or
third class, notwithstanding the suggestion
that had been made that this city could have
special legislation. The latter was contrary
to the Constitution. He predicted that the
forthcoming decision of the Supreme Court
in regard to the classification of cities would
make but the three classes. If the "Wallace
act was ignored, nine cities, with a popula
tion of half a million of people, would be
without a uniform system of goverment
School districts would be entirely wiped out
of existence, and everything would be in
To remedy this it would be necessary to
have legislation for all of them on the same
basis as for one.
THE ONLT ALTERNATIVE.
If the people of Allegheny did not make
a choice as to whether they would go into
the second or third class, the Legislature
would make it for them, and they would be
forced to content themselves with the
change. The proposed act of Assembly
would give the city two years to determine
whether the city should have the same de
partments as Pittsburg or not. In the
meantime they could ascertain what the ex
pense was to Pittsburg and how the smaller
cities got along in the third class.
If the city decides in favor of the depart
ments, they can be adopted by ordinance.
If not, they can go into the third class by
changing the classification.
Mr. Elphinstone then explained what the
change would be in case the city entered
either the second or the third class.
Mr. George B, Kiddle next, addressed the
meeting. He said he did not think ihe
city had to enter either the second or third
class, and asked what would they gain by
so doing. If they went into the second
THEY WOULD BE BURDENED
with cumbersome machinery like. Pitts
burg, which would necessitate a large in
crease in taxes. He says the present charter
was adopted prior to the constitution, and
the latter should not affect them on this ac
count The city had never accepted the
"Wallace act, and the forthcoming decision
of the Supreme Court would have no appli
cation to Allegheny City.
James B. Yonng said the act of 1874 still
stands, and the Legislature had not enacted
any law compelling then to go into either
the second or the third class. The Supreme
Conrt has decided that classification itself
-is not unconstitutional.
A resolution protesting against making
the municipality a second class city was
adopted. A copy of the resolution will be
sent to each Representative in the Honse
and a cony to Senator Butan. A commit
tee of five was appointed to secure a legal
opinion on the matter from George Shiras
and D. T. "Watson.
THE! DON'T WAHT IT.
Indignation Meeting of Ninth and Eleventh
At a meeting of 200 citizens of the Ninth
and Eleventh wards, Allegheny, last night.
abont the' classification, John Bichards, of
the Ninth ward, was made Chairman, and
J. L. Boardman, of the Eleventh ward, and
Thomas Morris, of the Ninth ward, acted as
Ex-Conncilman Shipman said: "Let us
tell our representatives in Councils that we
don't want it. Keep the city government
as it is, or better if it can be done, but we
don't want to be compelled to accept Pitts
burg's charter. It is only a step by the
bosses toward consolidation, and we cer
tainly don't want that."
Select Councilman Charles Hartman
thought the recent conlerence of repre
sentatives of the various cities did not fully
understand the full import of tbe matter,
and might take different action if they had
the matter more fully explained.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Reolved, That we, the citizens of the Ninth
and Eleventh wards, after careful considera
tion, protest against going Into cities of tbe
second class, and we therefore request onr rep
resentatives in Conncils not to take any action
that would lead to placing us in cities of the
Resolved, That a committee be apnolnted to
confer with and act with committees from other
Mr. Bichards said he thought nine wards
ought to get away with four in a fight in
Councils. - This closed the meeting. The
Committee on Conference consists of "Wm.
"Walker, Dr "W. J. Langfitt, David Oliver,
Jas. Shipman, August Young and Thos.
IN LOWER ALLEGHENT.
Citizens Express Their Disapproval of n
Chanico at a Mediae
A meeting of the citizens of the Fifth and
Sixth wards, Allegheny, was held in the
Sixth, ward school bnilding last evening to
discuss the question of Allegheny becoming
a second-class city. Resolutions were passed
opposing any such change in the form of the
city government Several speeches were
also made against the proposed change.
AT TUB OLD GAME.
An Arrest for Selling Poor Horses at a Bis
Assistant Superintendent O'Mara and
Inspector McAleese arrested a man named
Lawrence Henderson yesterday afternoon.
His game is alleged to have been to rent a
fine stable near the residence of a wealthy
man and then sell an inferior .horse at a big
price, claiming that he had to sell it at a
sacrifice. He was captured at a stable in
the rear of Dr. Logan's residence No. 410
The arrest was the result of a letter, in
closing a warrant, from Marshal Prey, of
"Baltimore, which stated that he was wanted
in that city on the charge of obtaining
money under false pretense. The letter
also contained requisition papers signed by
No one had been swindled in this city;
J. A. Harper, a hotel keeper ot Carlisle,
will lose about $500. Judging from papers
found on his person, Henderson might
easilv have been working this game in
Brooklyn, New York, Cleveland, Philadel
pKia and Baltimore,
He will be held in this city until Marshal
Prey arrives from Baltimore.
Mr. Barrett's Denlnl.
Booth and Barrett, the eminent tragedi
ans, are registered at the Hotel Anderson.
Mr. Barrett denies all stories of trouble in
the Players' Clnb, or that he runs the clnb
for his own benefit
Bargains (January Sale) in Boys' Shirt
Our entire remaining stock of colored
French percale shirt waists all marked
down. See them in men's inrnishing de
partment Jos. HOBNE & Co.,
Penn Avenue Stores.
Marvin's Queen's Jubilee.
Everybody uses it It is the best bread
made. Every loaf sealed with a bine seal.
Take no other brand. Grocers keep it "
NEW $25,000 MUSIC HALL.
This Is What the Frobalnn Singing Society
Will Bnlld on Penn Avenue A Ladles'
Choir to be Started.
The members of the Frohsinn Singing
Society, who decided at a meetine held last
Sunday a week to vacate their present
quarters in the Pittsburg Gas Company's
building by April 1, are contemplating the
erection of a new hall on Penn avenue,
which will cost $25,000. A committee was
appointed at the last meeting to look aronnd
for a new location. This committee, con
sisting of Messrs. Phillip Lange, (i. "W.
Backofen, Nickolaus Reiber, C. IV. Eraus
and J. Bieler, will make its report at a gen
eral meeting to-morrow night at the hall.
The members of the committee seem to
have found what they want on Penn ave
nue. The lot is now occupied by a three-
story building, and its dimensions are 27 by
130 feet. So far as the plans for the pro
posed bnilding can be given the society
proposes to erect in the rear of the present
building a hall 62 feet deep and 27 feet
wide. The hall will be suitably arranged
with a stage for theatrical purposes Yand
One of the members of the committee gave
a Dispatch reporter yesterday the follow
ing information regarding the proposed
"We are going to spend ?25,000 on a hall
of our own. It is not going to be a new
hall, however. The bnilding, which the
committee thinks will suit ns, is on Penn
avenne and contains 12 rooms. The society
has 185 members, and while 'onr financial
condition is not exceptionally good, still we
think we can afiord the expense. The
members are enthusiastic. "When the
scheme became a settled fact several of
them came forward, and in 15 months $5,000
"But there is another reason why we are
obliged to change our present quarters. The
'Frohsinn' is thinking ot forming a 'mixed
choir.' That is' we,will establish a ladies,
class, and will give concerts lite the Mozart
"The arrangements for the alterations and
furnishing of the building on Penn avenue
will be made at once, so that we can take
possession by April 1.
SOCIALISM AS A SCIENCE.
Prof. J. H. Gnrsldo Discusses tho Question
in no Unique Manner.
"Socialism as a Science," was the subject
that Prof. J. Hamilton Garside selected for
his address to the members of the Birming
ham Turnverein, Jane street, Southside,
' The gentleman spoke to a good-sized
audience for over two hours. During his
argument he reiuted charges commonly
made against Socialism, stating that the
adherents of that cause wanted everybody
to be on a footing of eqnality. He said
that what they want is "equity and oppor
tunity." Continuing, he said:
What made Corblnacoal King but the op
portunity of grasping coal land? What made
Andrew Carnegie a millionaire hut the oopor
tunlty of oppression? What made General
Aigerthe largest lumber owner in America
but tbe opportunity of grasping the richest
lumber tracts of Michigan? Give us all tbe
same opportunity and we can all do the same
I am in favor of trusts, and I said so ones to
a prominent director of the Standard OU Com-
any. He, of course, was surprised that I, a
ocialist, should harbor such van idea, and he
asked me for my reason, "I would like to see
everything one great big trust," said I. "I
would like all the railroads, all the telegraphs,
all the industries and everything that could be
governed by a combination to be formed into
one great trust, and why? Because it Is easier
to chop off the head of one ?reat big trust than
to cut off so many little one."
Mr. Garside also expressed his disap
proval of the system ot interest obtained
irom loans, and explained his reason in an
unique manner. He said:
I have So, and lend it to this man. I say it is
not right to ask him to give me an interest for
the loan of it, because, whether I have the
money or he has It, tbe amount is thesame, and
if I lend it to him be is taking care of the
money for me. If there is a question of interest
raised at all, I say the man who borrowed the S3
or me should have it for taking care of my
A COMPDLSOfiY SCHOOL BILL. '
The Allecbtoy Board of Control Will Intro
duce Sncli a IHeasure.
The Allegheny Board of School Control
met last night It was recommended that
the act relating to the employment of night
school teachers be amended so that the
school board has the option of employing
and retaining teachers. A compulsory edu
cational bill was presented, but was laid
over until the next meeting.
A resolution was introduced requesting
the Legislature to pass a hill for the contin
uance of the Soldiers Orphans' schools in
this State until 189q. This was adopted. A
resolution was adopted which read that any
change in Allegheny City government
should not interfere with the existing school
School Board Changes.
"William "Witherow, President of the
Third "Ward School Board, Allegheny, re
signed from the board last night. He was
succeeded by Captain George Lysle. "W.
Barclay, who had been janitor of the school
for 35 years, also retired. George Smith,
took his place.
Tbo Armstrong memorial Fund.
A meeting of the Armstrong Memorial
Association will be held to-night in the
Amalgamated Association Headquarters.
Secretary J. M. Kelly will make a report of
the monev so lar collected, which amounts
to over $3,000.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Say In Two Cities Condensed
far Keadr Reading.
The pnddling department of Howe, Browne
& Co. will go on double turn next Monday.
One of the mains of the Ohio Valley gas line
burst near Sewickley last.erening. Little dam
age was done.
The Pittsburg Committee of freight agents
met in Mr. Means' office yesterday to check off
the new west-bound rates.
Ma, W. N. Riddle, better known as
"Billy," now of New York, is recovering from
his recent severe illness.
Five empty freight cars were smashed on
tbe Pennsylvania road at Kittanning Point
yesterday morning. All the through trains
On an allegation that on Saturday night they
robbed Palmer Hamont of a watch and chain
and So, Daniel Callahan and John Barker wero
The spring elections will take place on Feb
ruary 19. and the tax collectors deMre to state
tbat there are but two weeks in which to pay
taxes in order to get a vote.
At a meeting of the Hancock (Fifth ward)
Sub-district bebool Board last night Mr. Cor
nelius Horgan was unanimously re-elected
representative to tbe Central Board for a term
of three years.
The ladies of Post 41, G. A. R., gave an en
tertainment in LawrenceviUe Turner Hall last
evening for the benefit of the Soldiers' and
Widows' Home, to be erected in this city. Mrs.
Louis Dietrich, the Past President of tbo asso
ciation, was presented with an armchair at the
The regular semi-monthly meeting of the
Society for the Improvement of tbe Poor was
held yesterday. The Secretary's report showed
that 873 loaves of bread, 333 pounds rice, 179
pounds oatmeal, 412 bars soap, 134 quarts
beans, 644 quarts cornmeal, 8-3 pints beef tea,
275 pints milk, 76 pounds tea, 219 pounds sugar,
438 grocery orders, 3.530 bushels coal, 244 gar
ments, 32 hairs of shoes and 12 yards of materi
al had been distributed in two weeks.
New Stock IHnslIn Underwear.
While we always have a large variety (
finest lace and fine embroidery trimmed
garments, customers will also find the best
low-priced styles, plainly trimmed. "We
have the exclusive sale of the two best
makes in the conntry, Insuring best shaped
and carefully made garments.
Jos. Hoeke & Co.'s.
Penn Avenue Stores.
A EEMAEKABLE HAUL.
Enough New Goods Taken From One Sai
pocted Wooan'a Rooms to Stock a Store
or. Two Is Sho a Fencef
A batch of officers, including Assistant
Superintendent O'Mara nnd Detective
Conlson, were engaged last evening assort
ing a pile of goods of the most heterogeneous
description, which had been taken from two
upstairs rooms inhabited by Barbara
Koinski, at No. 49 Mulberry alley. The
woman is snpposed to have formerly lived
at 277 Ohio street, Allegheny. According
to the story, she yesterday went into Erin
kle's drygoods store, No. 1349 Penn av
nue, where it was discovered she had gotten
her hooks on some goods that she did not
Complaint being made, Station Officer
Cromley made an information against her,
and she was taken before Judge McKenna.
Subsequently a search warrant was issued
and Officers Conlson, McKelvy, Brophy
and-McAleese accompanied Barbara to the
house. She was stubborn and refused to
open the door for them. but they, by binning
and threatening to smash it with a hatchet,
succeeded in making her weaken, and she
gave them full swing.
They first went through two big Saratoga
trunks and, loading a wagon, brought to
City Hall a collection thatwonld fairly
stock a general store. There were shawls,
nuibia", lambrequins, spool thread, women's
hats, men's caps and shirts, rubber coats, 20
pairs of pantaloons, boys' caps, a consider
able amount of toweling, toy watches,
gloves, shawls, rugs, SO yards imported car
pet, silk handkerchiefs, caps, jewelry (such
as bracelets, finger rings, etc.), chamois
skius, hose, shoe soles, spittoons, something
like an expensive altar cloth and a great
many other articles.
Some of the goods are quite expensive,and
the woman's appetitejseems to have been om
niverous. As the goods could not all be re
moved at one load, Officer James O'Hara
was put on guard, and it was thought he
might strike'something in the way of a clew.
It seems scarcely possible that the woman
could have accumulated all the stuff by her
own exertions, and it is thought by some
that she has been keeping a "fence." She
stubbornly, refused to tell anything that
would enlighten the officers.
John Koinski, the husband, through
whom the police received information
sufficient to guide them intelligently,
appears like a hard working, inoffensive
mill-man; but his good appearance did not
save him from being locked up also.
Barbara says she bought the carpet, and
one would be disposed to believe her, as a
shop-lifter who conld conceal SO yards of
heavy carpet about her person, let alone
carry it, would be a phenomenon.
Mrs. Koinski picked out a number of
articles which she said she had paid for, but
refused to talk regarding others to which
her attention was called.
To Let for Business Purposes.
Parties who require a power service in
their business and who can see advantages
in being in the most central sitnation in the
city, should call and examine the rooms of
all sizes now ready for occupants in the new
Dispatch building, 75,77 and 79 Diamond
Besides being ready of access to custom
ers, tenants are supplied with every facility
for the rapid and successful transaction of
Elevator service, both passenger and
freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat
ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen
did light and ventilation of the rooms are
among the attractive features.
Econonomy, as well as other great ad
vantages, in renting here. Apply at DIS
PATCH, new building, Diamond "street.
Black & Co.'s Reference 1.1st.
The new ready reference "For Sale" list
of SarauenV. Black & Co,, 99 Fourth ave.,
has teen issued and confainsthe most com
plete and largest list of properties from
which to select that they have ever offered
to tbe public. The book' is an excellent help
to those wishing to purchase real estate, and
can be had by applying at their office, or an
application by postal will be acknowledged.
The Lovely New Embroideries,
Sight along side of the balance of last sea
son's styles; both are attractive, the one by
their newness, the others because of the half
prices; it's embroidery time now.
JOS. HORNE & CO.'S
Penn Avenue Stores.
"We want to sell a pound of our new cream
puffs and of our Orange Blossom crackers to
every housewife in Allegheny county. Get
them from yonr grocer.
tufsu 8. S. MABvnr & Co.
A New Year.
"With the new year try the new brand of
flour Eosalia manufactured by "Whitmyre
& Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny
"Valley Eailroad, guaranteed to be the best
flour in the market.
Use Bosalia flour, manufactured only by
"Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and
Allegheny "Valley Eailroad, guaranteed the
very best in the market
This January Sale Hits Winter Underwear
Knocks, in both ladies' and men's goods.
Come now to get goods usually a luxury of
nneness. jos. moiine ts jo. s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Ladies never have any dyspepsia after a
wine glass of Angostura Bitters. Sold every
where. THE TURN OF THE YEAR
All Winter Goods to he Converted
Into Money. Prices Made to
Flushes, Striped, Brocade and Shaded
Velvets, Short and long lengths
from Holidar Sales.
FANCY BLACKDRESS GOODS,
Fancy Pattern Costumes, Novelty Com
bination and Dress Lengths.
Yard and a half wide Cloths, 50c, 65c
and SOc; yard wide Novelty Suitings,
35c; double-width Cloths at 25c;
Wool-faced Dress Goods atl2c are
a few of tbe many bargains for early a
$2 50 for a Plain Newmuket with
Cape; So for a Fancy Newmarket;
S10 fcr a variety of styles in Plain,
.. Braided or Cape Sleeve Newmarket
at a uniform price. 20 to $30 can be
saved on Pattern Garments, only
one of a kind. 15 to 515 on Plush
Garments. Seal Garments of tbe
best class at special prices.
Heard, BibfiFi Eaetnn.
505 AND 507 MARKET STREET.-
. A.MAIL BAG BOBBED.'
A Thief Cats Open One of TJncIe San'
Pouches at Wheeling Junction.
The "Wheeling mail pouch for Pittsburg
was cut open last night, but the postal au
thorities could not say -what was stolen, it
anything, until they could find out what
was put in the bag. The Panhandle express
was behind time, and when the pouch wa
p'ltonthe train at "Wheeling Junction, the
olerks discovered that it had been ripped
About half a dozen letters were torn,
Fortunately it is not a registered pouch.
The postal clerks think the bag was, robbed
at "Wheeling Junction, while lying on a
truck, ready to be loaded. No clue to the
perpetrator of the act conld be found.
Postmaster Larkin and Inspector Caraway
held an inquest on the mangled remains at
the postoffice. find tbe conclusion arrived at
was the one that first presented itself: That
the mail tampered with had been what is
termed nnwoiked matter, that is, unsorted,
and that the pouch had been cut at Wheel
ing Junction and with a very sharp knife.
There were less than half a dozen letters in
the pouch, directed to Allegheny Citv and
other places, and they had their ends torn
off, and in some cases the envelope and letter
were both torn.
1KB THE! STILL SHOPPING?
Tho Wives of Two LawrenceviUe Resident!
The people of LawrenceviUe are now
agitated over the sudden and simultaneous
disappearance of the wives of two residents
of that section of the city. The women have-
ben intimate friends for a longtime. Abont
two weeks ago they both went away to
gether on what was thonght to be a shop
ping tour, but since that time nothing
definite has been beard of them.
One is the wife of an employe of one of tha
many mills in LawrenceviUe, and is tha
metHer of two children, whom she has de
serted. The other is the wife of a city mer
chant The latter woman had no children.
JOB. HDRNE k Crj.'B'''
Penn Ave. Stores.
A GREAT many peopls most hire
seen the announcement of our "Janu
ary sale;" the buyers are many and
eager. That 50-cent table filled up
again thousands of yards of these
marked down dress goods sold already.
The fancy velvets are the greatest
bargains ever known. Come soon or
you won't sea them.
Black dress goods, too, a lot of very
nice goods, at very low prices.
At tha silk bargain counter there was
a perfect jam many lookers, yet a
great many buyers just as wa told you,
the best silks aver offered for so littlo
The new stock of ladles' muslin un
derwear as usual the assortment of
new styles is very large, and tha nicest
made goods only, even If at 25c or 50c
each. Extreme, laca trimmed gar
ments as well as plainer styles.
Embroideries all new for this season.
From 5c a yard up to specially Una
goods. Edges In all widths matched
sets, skirtings, flouncing-, French,
bands, all overs in fact tha largest
stock yon will find is here close prices,
bargain lots, too, in these new goods.
Sea tbe dress trimming "mark downs'
braid gimps, galoons, bead ornaments
and galoons at half price now. Also our
entire stock of finest quality fur trim
mings at just half last week's prices.
In the cloak room come in tha morn
ing the bargains ara plenty don't,
wait, come at once. Children's cloaka
at very low prices.
Sea tha woolen and merino under
wearprices down, away down, on all
these winter weichts: some are shop
wom a little white and scarlet wool.
Tell your friends about this sale anv
do them a favor.
JDS. HDRNE i ED.'S;
Penn Ave. Stores.
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