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WITH SZUOO MORE
The Exposition Boom Eolls
FIYE EICE FBIEXDS FOUND.
The Conditions Made by Carnegie and
Thaw Are Complied With
AND THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS STAND.
' A Big Snrprise Ready for Next Tuesday
Sight's Mass Meeting.
COMMITTEES APPOINTED TO CANVASS.
The hinge upon which Exposition affairs
seems to have turned, has been reached at
last, and the business men of Pittsburg have
come to tlie front in a manner that is not
only pleasing to the city, but profitable to
It has long been known that two well
known gentlemen of this city, Andrew
Carnegie and "William Thaw, had promised
$5,000 each to the Exposition venture, pro
viding three other business men of Pitts
burg subscribed a like amount, making
among the five ?2o,000.
This promise has hung almost like a
Damocles sword over the society, but, hap
pily, it can be announced by The DIS
PATCH to-day that the offer has been met and
that three other men stand ready to make
good their promise, and at the public meet
ing next Tuesday, not only subscribe the
amount promised, hut guarantee such sup
port as they can.
"When it was learned last night that the
long pending challenge of Mr. Carnegie and
Mr. Thaw had been accepted, and that the
firm of .T. M. Gusky & Co. had accepted it.
and announced their intention of being the
third party to subscribe 5,000, an interview
was held with Mr. Levi De Volf, of the
Gnsky firm, at the Hotel Duquesne.
Mr. DeWolf said to the reporter in sub
stance that he was not prepared to announce
the exact figures of the amount given by the
firm of J. M. Gusky, but that he could say
that at Tuesday's "mass meeting "William
DeWolf and himself would be prepared to
announce their subscriptions to the Expo
sition fund in figures that would clinch the
bargain made by certain gentlemen. Mr.
DeWolf also said that his brother and
himself would be on hand Tuesday tvening
and would be prepared to say what they
thought, and to hear what other people
thought, and also they would be ready with
3 subscription that they hoped would be
agreeable to all concerned, and help
on to success a venture in whieh
they felt the liveliest interest both as of
public and private benefit. He was glad to
help it on iu any way possible, though he
would not acknowledge that the Carnegie
challenge was really accepted.
THE TWO OTHERS.
The name of a fourth 85,000 gentleman
was said to be known by Mr. John Bindley.
A reporter of this paper was accordingly
sent to interview Mr. Bindley on the sub
ject That gentleman said:
I air not at liberty to make any names pub
lic However, von may safely acure the
readers of The DisrATCH that, by next Tues
day evening, names w ill be announced at the
mas meeting of live gentlemen who have sub
scribed the 525,000. I v ill even say mors than
that. We liavo now JH0.U00 together, and, al
though I may be charged with too much san
gninity on the Mibjecti I have enough
confidence in the people of Pittsburg to
ys.ert right here, that there will be
S200.000 subscribed toward the construction of
the building by next Tuesday evening. The
railroads have promised us their aid in a truly
liberal manner. They have said: "Go and see
first what the people of Pittlurg will do them
selves, and wltaterer they do will he a guide to
us. If they show us that bv a liberal expendi
ture of mono" on their part they really mean
business and want an Exposition, we will come
forward and contribute accordingly. If they
give much we will cue you so much that even
jour committee will be bound to acknowledge
The following committees were appointed
yesterday by the Board of Directors to visit
the different tradps:
Drygoods, Clothing and Carpets S. S.
Mai Tin, M. Boenbaum. Grocers, House
furnishing, StoveSjFnrniture H. J. Heinz,
A. P. Burchfield. Iron and Steel Manu
facturers A. F. Keating, John Bindlev.
Oil, produce merchants, building trades,
hotels D. C. Herbst, H. B. Lnpton. Glass
D. C. Ripley. Railroads, coke and nat
ural gas Robert Pitc3irn. Allegheny
and brewers H. Buhl, Jr.
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
A Man Now in Jail Has Ills Opponents
An information has been entered before
Alderman Burns, of the Tenth ward.against
J. M. McCurdy and Maggie McCurdy by
Charles Huff, charging them with conspir
acy. The prosecutor alleges that he kept a
place of business at 1339 Liberty street, and
that Maggie McCurdv had brought suit
against him before Alderman Porter for
selling liquor without license, and the next
day compromised the case lor $35. The day
following J. M. McCurdy, a brother ot the
girl, brought another suit against him for
selling liqnor without license.
Mr. Huff thought there was a consniracy
in the suits and placed the matter in the
hands of Detectives Bauder and Volk, of
the Mercantile Detective Agency, who
worked the matter up. They claim that
McCurdy offered to settle the last suit
against Huff lor f6o. This was refused and
au information was made against the brother
and sister. J. M. McCurdy was arrested by
Detective Volk and he gave bail in the sum
of 81,000 for trial at court Maggie Mc
Curdy has not yet been arrested. Charles
Huff, the prosecutor in the case, is in jail on
the last charge of selling liquor without a
TO BE NICELT FURNISHED.
The Tariff Clnb Secures New Quarters mi
The Young Men's Republican Tariff Club
held a large and enthusiastic meeting last
night, Thomas McFarland presiding. The
question of a new club house was voted
upon. The result was that the Board of
Directors was authorized to lease the build
ing on the corner of Sixth avenue and Mon
tour way at an annual rental of 51.000. It
was decided to furnish the club house in the
latest and best s-tyle, and the committee re
ported that 51,500 would be required for
that purpose. Nearly 51,000 was subscribed
on the spot, and Thomas AV. Baker was ap
pointed a general solicitor to raise the
balance of the money, with power to receipt
for the same in the name of the club.
Eleven new members were initiated and
several more proposed. A committee of
five was appointed to revise the by-laws of
the club in accordance with the require
ments of the club house.
A member of the club stated that, not
withstanding oublUhed statements to the
contrary, the club will attend the inaugu
ration of President Harrison, and has en
gaged transportation to "Washington for that
Looking; for Brdc
Division Passenger Agent E. D. Smith,
of the B. & O. road, left for "Washington
yesterday in charge of over 100 excursionists
from this city, who were going to make ar
rangements for sleeping accommodations
during the inauguration ceremonies.
WON IN A WILL CASE,
A Fittibnrc Firm nnd a Fittsbure Lawyer
Gains Big Oil and Gns Lands The Con
test Decided by Judge Wlckknm In
A quiet victory was achieved in the
Beaver courts yesterday that not only covers
Pittsburg legal acumen with an additional
coat of honor, but brings valuable results to
a well-known firm in this city.
The suit was based on the two different
wills of Kachael McDonald, a grandmother
of the respective members of the firm of A.
I. & J. Scott, the wholesale boot and shoe
men on Market street- It involved the pos
session ot a large tract of oil and gas land
lving in the very center of the Shannopin
Ilachael McDonald's will of 1876 gave the
entire property to Mrs. Mattie lowler,
while a will of 1882 devised the property to
A. I. & J. Scott, and a contest ensued be
tween the several heirs.
J. A. Langfitt, of Pittsburg, assisted by
Thompson & Dougherty, of Beaver, ap
peared for the Scott heirs, and Judge Hice
and J. F. Reed pleaded the suit of the Fowler
heirs. Pittsburg wit, however, was too
much for Beaver county stability, and the
fowler defense was completely broken
dowu. Judge "Wickham gave a clean ver
dict for the Scott heirs, without any reserva
tion, and that firm now finds itself the
possessor of immense valuable tracts of oil
and gas lands right in the centerof valuable
belts, and just opposite the great Economy
The Pnrt Pittsburg Takes in Its National
Josiah Cohen, Esq.. of this city, will leave
for New York to-morrow to attend a meet
ing of the Hebrew Publication Society of
North America, to be held next Sunday.
This association was organized about one
year ago, is national in its character, and
has for its object the publication and dis
semination of the best Jewish literature of
all times and aces.
Bev. Dr. L. Mayer, of Allegheny, said
A threatening lack of harmony between the
rabbis and soine of the laymen at last year's
meeting has given way to a feeling that both
elements must work hand in hand in order to
be successful. Some of our most energetic
workers, beside the originators, are Mr. Sulz
berger, the Philadelphia lawyer; George Rosen
thal, of Albany; Isador Bu'ch.of St. Louis: Mr.
Sniff, of Now Vork, and Mr. Gucfcenheim, of
Philadelphia. In this city the Y. M. H. A. has
the honor of being the first member of the As
sociation, and a branch association has been
organized here, the work being furthered by
the presence of Dr. Krauskopf this week. The
above-mentioned pcr-ons have in all con
trihutcdabout 525,000 to the society.
But the main support of the society will
be the members, of whom there are already
a large number. A membership in the so
ciety costs 53 per year, and entitles the mem
ber to a copy of each of the society's pub
lications for that time. A society similar to
this one was organized several years ago,
but, owing to bad management, the project
failed. From its ruins rose this one, which
bids fair to succeed as brilliantly as the
other one failed miserably. It is in no way
a money-making concern, and members re
ceive the lull value of their subscription
money in the shape of first-class and very
MILLIONS OF TRACTS.
A Great Temperance Order Flcntlng for a
The Iudcpendent Order of Good Templars
of which A. H. Leslie, Esq., of this city, is
the Grand President, have commenced a
vigorous campaign in favor of constitutional
amendment This principle is one of the
most important in their order, and they are
determined to make every effort to have the
They are thu week sending out from
headquarters in Pittsburg a quarter of a
million of letters throughout the State.
Each of these letters contain ten tracts or
arguments in favorof constitutional amend
ment, so that in all 2,500,000 tracts will be
Outside of the literary part of the cam
paign a number of lecturers are to be placed
in the field and from now until June the
State is to be thoroughly stumped.
Now that the question of prohibition is to
be submitted to the people, the friends of
the cause in this end of the State are
jubilant Mr. J. A. McConnell said yes
terday the result will depend on what the
Republican politicians will do. He thought
the Democrats would vote against prohibi
tion. Rev. Mr. Reilly said he knew lots of
drinkers and non-drinkers who would vote
against whisky. He thought the majority
in the State would be not less than 75,000. "
Other Prohibition leaders spoke in the
same hopeful strain. The impression seems
to prevail that prohibition will win, though
Mr. Price declared the press of the State is
HOLDING THEM TIGHTLT.
County Assessors to be .Summoned to Ac
count for Reductions.
The County Commissioners yesterday de
termined to call in all the County Assessors
on whose books are shown a noticeable re
duction in the assessment on land, etc., as
compared with the assessments of last year.
The assessors will be made to show why
such reduction was made, and if the reason
advanced is not sufficient, the assessment
will be revised and increased. This has oc
curred in a large number of districts, the
assessors of which will probably be brought
in on Saturday.
Last Tuesday was the last day for returns
by the assessors allowed bylaw. The Thir
teenth ward assessor made his return yester
day, and those of the Fourteenth ward and
Baldwin township are still out
Controller Speer stated that he would ad
here strictly to the law providing for a pen
alty of 50 cents a day on the assessor for
every day he worked, and allowing him
nothing for the time he is, after the last
day, in making the return. This will re
duce the pay of the delinquent assessors
from 52 to 51 50 per day.
SEARCHING FOR PENSIONERS.
George Evans nnd Porter Watson Wanted
by the Department.
The special examiners of the pension de
partment in this city would like to have the
address of Geqrgc M. Evans, who was
sergeant of Company K, Sixty-second Penn
sylvania Volunteers. Several years ago he
was a manufacturer or ladders "in this city.
A pension for a member ot his company
awaits the testimony of Mr. Evans.
The examiners also request the address of
Porter "Watson, Sergeant Major of the One
Hundred and Fifth Ohio Volunteers. He
was a mill worker in this city some years
IT WILL BEAR FRUIT.
Inter-State Railroad Commissioners
John nooil'e Suggestions.
Mr. John Hood has received letters from
Congressmen Reagan and Collum regard
ing his statement of what might be done in
the way of improving the inter-State com
merce law, published in The Dispatch on
the 9th inst
They both say thathe suggestions are
sound, and promise that the matter shall
not be dropped until the law is made to
cover as nearly as possible all the points
which the test of 'experience has disclosed
and shown to be necessary for its successful
Lnwrcnccvillc's Y. 31. C A.
The ninth annual meeting of the Law
renceville branch of the Young Men's
Christian Association will be held on next
Sabbath evening in the Thirty-seventh
Street Baptist Church, and will be addressed
by Rev. A. E. Linn, pastor of the Thirty
njnth Street Presbyterian Church.
BUMS MODIFIES IT.
He Says Mr. McAleese Mates the Bri
bery Charges Too Strong.
THE INSPECTOR REITERATES THEM
lleil Denies That He Got Money, and Says
He Can Tell a Story.
JDDGE EWIXG'S ON GRAND JUKI TIEWS
In the Criminal Court yesterday Judge
Collier remanded Thomas Burns, the Penn
avenue saloon keeper charged with selling
liquor without a license, to jail for sentence
to-day. Burns pleaded guilty on the charge
and threw himself on the mercy ot the
Court No official reference was made in
the courtroom to the statement of Inspcctpr
McAleese, published in yesterday's Dis
rATcrc, to the effect that Burns had con
fessed to giving some of the members of the
September grand jury money to ignore his
case. In an interview yesterday Burns is
reported by the evening papers as saying:
1 deny having been interviewed by any re
porter, and most of what appeared in the morn
ing papers is a lie. Did I give any money to
members of the grand jury? es, I did. I
cave Fred Heil 820 and James A. Doyle $10.
That is all tho money I gave to anybody. They
did not ask mo to give it to them: they bor
rowed from me asked mo to loan them the
money. That I think was some time In Sep
tember last Nothiug was said about my case
when the money was borrowed, and 1 aid not
make any statement to the effect that tho
money was pven to secure influence in my be
half. Why did I light out? Well, James A.
Doyle's brother came to me ono day and said
tba't the grand jury was going to take up my
bill the next day. I understood by that that I
was going to be indicted. Then I lit out I
went away, though, principally for my health.
What I have said to you is all I have to say.
AU the wonevl gave was 530, J10 to James A
Doyle and 520 to Fred Heil. I am sick, physi-
cally, and sick at heart
I never said that I gave any money but what
I told you of. I never gave a check to anyone
or any other money. What money I gave I
loaned to the parties who got it Those fellows
may come up here and denv all this, but I don't
care. 1 shall tell Judge Collier just what I
have told yon. and that is, that I loaned thoso
men the money and at tho time I paid it noth
ing was said about ignoring my bill.
M'ALEESE REITERATES IT.
Police Inspector McAleese was, last even
ing, shown the statement made by Thomas
Burns. Mr. McAleese read the statement
carelully and then proceeded to intimate
that someone lied like a weather dispatch.
He stated that he had been correctly re-
Eorted by the morning papers in what he
ad said, and inclined to the belief that Mr.
Burns had been stimulated, or rather rein
forced by someone. McAleese said there
was no doubt in his mind that Bnrns was
sick, as he claimed, thoroughly sick, and
that Mr. Burns would not have gone away
when the second grand jury found the bill,
had it not been that he was kept posted re
garding the finding and skipped out, along
with another liquor seller, before a court
process lor arrest could be gotten from the
McAleese says the officers cognizant of
Burns' illegal conduct did not want to be
hard on him and adjured him to cease vio
lating the law, and he promised to do so,
but within a few hours after giving the
promise had the saloon running full
JUDGE EWIXG'S OBSERVATIONS.
Judge Ewing was seen at his home on
Center avenue last night and asked if the
Judges would take up the matter and have
the proper officers prosecute the grand jury
men'. He said:
Whether or not the Judges will take any
action in the matter would be a hard question
to answer. It mav be that there is enouch In
the statements made by the newspapers that if
they w ero brought to the notice of the couit we
might order an investigation.
Have you ever had the matter of bribery
brought before j our notice previous to the case
mentioned by Mr. Burns?
1 have, but the evidence wa not sufficient in
my mind to require ino to order an investiga
tion and prosecute the jurymen. The only
recent case I know where the Jndges stepped
in and ordered a prosecution was the case of
Constable Harcum, of the Sixth ward. I
heard of rumors of bribery which were so sub
stantiated by direct statements that It made
the duty of the Court quite clear, and I had the
District Attorney prosecute him. It is not the
duty of the Judges alone to enter the prosecu
tions. Any citizen of the Commonwealth can
I remember that during the September term
of court I first heart! the rumors of bribery.
It was not in the nature of a direct money
bribe, but it was in the influence brought to
bear upon certain grand jurjmen to have them
ignore certain bills. There are hundreds of
ways a juryman can be bribed, either through
political or social influence. There were any
number of bills icnorcd at the September term
that should have been true bills. I have found
by experience that the class of cases such as
gambling, bawdy houses, illegal liquor selling
and selling lottery tickets are the ones ignored.
It is pretty difficult Jr an j body to get a con
viction in any of nrese cases. If by chance
some person would be convicted it would gen
erally be some 10 or 15-cent lottery ticket seller
(policy writer) or some little fellow who could
bring no influence to bear.
HOW TO EEMEDY
The cure for the evil is in the selection of
the Jury Commissioners. If more attention
were paid to the selection of JuryCommissioners
in this county, and public opinion would stand
at the back of good men in the positions
against the solicitations of ward bummers for
places on tho jury, we would have notroublo
whatever. Its got so now that the worst
classes of men in the city demand of the
Jury Commissioners that their names be put in
tho wheel. If the Commissioner objected the
public would not sustain him in bis action. I
know from personal observation of the great
pressure that is brought to bear on them, and
they are made to pot men in the wheel whom
they know are not capable jurymen.
Within the last three or four years there has
been any number of names put in the wheel
whose owners would be surprised 10 or 15 years
ago if they were called upon to grace the jurors
box. The law requires that the selection be
from sober judicious electors, but the law of
ten years ago does not fit the composition of
the juror of to-day.
Latterlv it has come 'that the criminal
classes, the frequenters of the haunts of vice,
men without any character whatever deem it
their right to have their names put in the
wheel. They like to do jurv work for the mon
etary consideration and the little amount of
labor they have to do. It gives them a chance
to occupy a place of power over their fellows.
The average grand juryman likes to hold out
long as possible at the rate of ?2 50 per day.
Within the last ten years except the time
that Mr. Beckertwas Jury Commissioner there
has been a greater proportion of liquor men
who frequent saloons and low dives, put on the
jury than any other class. I often remarked
the large number of this class of men that were
on. A great manvof them were not competent
jurors but the political heelers had them put
on. For one desirable juryman there are ten
who aro not desirable, and it Is the ten who are
alwavs seckingant! getting the positions. There
are always about 10.000 men trying to get on the
jury. They button-hole tho commissioners on
the street, visit them in their offices, and when
the time comes for ns to fill the wheel we -have
to lock the doors to keep them out
A PICTURE IS CONTRAST.
Three years ago at the September term of
court we had an exceptionally fine grand jury.
It was composed of substantial citizens,men who
had characters at stake and they did their work
as citizens. It took them only a little over five
weeks to wind up their business. Mr. H. I.
Gourley was the foreman of the jury. He had
great experience in presiding over bodies of
men and the jury did more work than anyothcr
one I have ever known. It takes tho average
grand jury niue weeks to get throush with the
business of tho term but If they havo a good
1 oreman they can expedite matters greatly. It
depends laigely on the foreman of the jury
whether they will attend to their bnsiness or
'I do not know why Jndge Collier discharged
the grand jury the other day hut I think It was
00 account of their indisposition to hurry up
the work before tkem."
"heil denies it all.
When Fred Heil.the ex-detective, was
approached last evening bv a reporter and
questioned on the subject, he said:
Now listen very attentively and I will tell
you what I hive to communicate about the
matter. I really do not know the man Burns
at all, that is I only saw him once, when he was
Eoiuted out to me in front of the Democratic
eadquarters, on Grant street. After that I
saw him again in a saloon on Diamond street,
when he offered to pay a drink for me, but I
"Now let me ask you this direct ques
tion," said the reporter. "'Did yon or did
yon not accept 20 fromBurns? '
'No: 1 can take a solemn oath to that effect
This matter is very troublesome to me, I can
assure you, but I believe that anyone who
knows me will give me credit for not being
fool enough to allow myself to De bribed with
. It is very unfortunate for me that this
thing came up just now. because I am a candi
date for Council in the Fifth ward and I be
lieve that this Story has only been instigated
in order to harm me in the election. It is im
possible for mo to divulge what transpired in
the grand jury room, or else I could tell a very
fine storv, something that would astound you.
Bnt when the bill was ignored the first time I
asVort Sni rnnUnn nn thn Citv Hall steps one
day: "Why don't you brlug the bill up again?"
I had then already been told that this man.
Burns had been blowing around that ne naa
the grand jury fixed. I can assure you that no
body is more anxious than I am to seo this
matter investigated, to find out the truth of
The residence of Mr. James A. Doyle was
then visited. But Doyle was not at home.
His brother, however, was there, and, when
a reporter asked him whether he had any
authority to speak for his brother on the
subject, he said: "No, I have not; but I
can tell you this much, my brother denies
that be accepted any money from Burns at
ANOTHER FREIGHT STATION.
The Pennsylvania Company Will Bnild on
Allegheny Avenue Extensive Improve
ments are Planned for Tbnt Point.
The first definite news in regard to the
erection of a new freight station in Alle
gheny City will be made known by the
officials of the Pennsylvania Company in a
few days. The idea is to abandon the pres
ent station at North avenue and build sheds
and make a freight yard where the oil house
now stands, at the head of Allegheny ave
nue. The plans of the improvement are now in
the hands of General Freight Agent Stew
art, who will arrange the details. The
house which is used for the storage of oil
will be remodeled by the addition
of windows, etc., and will make
a first-class office building. A long
freight shed with a double track,
long enough to accommodate 30 cars, will
be erected. Part of the Pennsylvania ave
nue yard will be used for the loading and
unloading of cars by teamsters. A long
driveway will be made into the yard from
Pennsylvania avenue, and the freight sheds
will be approached by a paved road from
The old station at North ana" Ir,"n avfi'
nues will be razed. It is probable that the
tracks there will be used ior the storage of
carload lots of freight. It is possible that
freight may be unloaded at this point. This
would be a great convenience to uptown
shippers, as they would not then have to
haul their goods such a long distance.
If the city of Allegheny and the company
arrive at any conclusion in regard to the
elevation of the tracks over cross streets the
new station on the Pearl mill property on
Lacock street may be built. The North
avenue station was built as a temporary
structure about 14 years ago. Since then
the company has been talking of building
elsewhere, but un until the present time the
matter has not assumed definite shape. The
offices were partially destroyed by fire three
years ago, but were rebuilt.
The Efforts to Bring Back a Prisoner From
John Lemon, of Allegheny, who was
swindled out of $10,000 by bunko men, last
September, and Detective Piukerton, of
Chicago, arrived here yesterday from Wind
sor, Canada, with the knowledge that one
of the principals in the September crime
was safely behind lock and key in Windsor.
Some time ago Mr. Lemon went to Chicago,
there securing the services of Detective
Pinkerton. After a few weeks' work on
the case he believed he had spotted his man
in the person of a certain Frank J. Aldrich,
then living at-Portsmouth, O.
Aldrich, by some means, became aware of
the fact that he was being shadowed, and
consequently left for parts unknown. The
wily detective succeeding in again locating
him, however, this time in Kansas. Again
leaving, he was tracked to Windsor,
Canada, the place of his arrest on Wednes
day last by the detective. Mr. Lemon was
immediately informed of his arrest, and,
after arriving, identified Aldrich as the
man who snatched the money from the vic
tim's hands and then pushed him over at
the time of the robbery.
Evidence is now being collected in Pitts
burg for the hearing to be held on the 24th
inst. to obtain extradition. It is the opinion
of the detective that the prisoner will make
an exceedingly hot fight for his liberty.
Detective Matt Pinkerton, the celebrated
Chicago detective who captured the man
who robbed Mr. Lemon of S10.000, will
leave this morning for New York. He is
after a well-known crook whom he expects
to capture. Mr. Pinkerton, in conversation
with a Dispatch reporter last night, said
the proprietor of the British American
Hotel at Windsor, Canada, had given him
valuable assistance in capturing the bunko
man. But for his aid the slick crook would
certainly have gone into the interior and
JEFF DAVIS' COUSIN.
A Blood Relative or tho Old Confederate
Lender a Pauper.
One of the pension examiners of this city
returned yesterday from Center county.
where he had an interview with Wm. Davis,
a full cousin of Jefferson Davis, the ex
President of the Confederacy. The man is
a pauper and is being kept at the expense of
Pine Grove township.
Davis is said to be an exact likeness of
"Old Jeff." He is tall, sieuder and about
80 years of age. One of his arms is crippled,
whiclt incapacitates him from work and
makes him an object of charity. He wears
a small goatee and is said lobe very hatchet
faced. He was born in Lancaster county,
and after obtaining a citizenship, moved
into Center county where he became a
In Center county there areno alms-houses,
but each township takes care of its own
poor. The paupers arc farmed out to the
iowest bidders, who are paid for their keep
ing by the township.
THEIR SILVER ANNIVERSARY.
Knights of Pythias Will Have a Big Timo
The Knights of Pythias will celebrate
the silver anniversary of the founding of
the order on February 19. In this city a
parade will take place, participated in by
members of the order from McKeesport,
Wilkinsburg, TJniontown, Connellsville.
Sharon, East Liverpool, Steubenville and
other towns in Western Pennsylvania and
In the evening a reception arid ball will
be held in the urand (Je rural .Kink.
D. & F. S. WELTI".
Carpets and Wnll
Retail Tho Only
Paper, Wholesale nnd
Jobbing House In tho
To supply our jobbing trade, we buy our
carpets, wall paper, oil cloths, mattings,
window shades, lace curtains, etc., from
first iiands in large quantities, and at Iowest
prices. This enables us to offer every in
ducement in onr.retail department.
Our prices are always as low, if not lower,
than any other house in the city. A full
stock for fall trade at 120 Federal street and
65 and 67 Park wav, Alleghenv, Pa. D. &
F. S. Welty. Established 1869. mwf
Tiiere's not a speck, there's not a stain
That on the teeth we chance to see,
Bnt shadows forth decay and pain,
If not removed right s'peeuily.
By Sozodont, whose wondrous power
Works miracles In one short hour. wfsu
Don't Fnll to Attend.
To-morrow the Bank Exchange Hotel,
located at Nos. 88 and 90Third avenue, which
was recently damaged by fire, will be thrown
open to the public Splendid meals will be
served, and the bar will be stocked with the
choicest the market affords. You are cor
D. A. 3, K. of L., Pledge Unswerving
Fidelity to Its Great Leader.
ROSS ELECTED MASTER WORKMAN.
A Lively Election and an Interesting Speech
From the G. M. W.
FDLL PRUCEED1XGS OP THE MEETING
The session of D. A. 3, K. of L., yester
day was one ot the most interesting ever
held. General Master Workman Powderiy
was present, bnt announced that he had not
come to Pittsburg in the interest of Master
"Workman Doyle, and Mr. Doyle was sub
sequently 'defeated by the present Recording
Secretary, I. N. Boss.
The proceedings of the meeting were more
secret than usual, but a Dispatch reporter
obtained a copy of the minutes kept by a
delegate in the convention. Master Work
man Doyle was in the chair, and, it is
stated, only recognized members who were
favorable to his re-election. John
O'Shea, ex-walking delegate ef the
Builders' League, was given the privilege
of speaking more than any other delegate
present. This was done, it is said,
because he was Doyle's friend. Pow
deriy was present for a short
time, but did not interfere in any way with
the election. He was absent attending a
meeting of window glass workers on the
Southside, when the following resolution
was offered and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That D. A. 3, Knights of Labor,
pledges its unswerving fidelity to the order of
the Knights of Labor, and that so long as Gen
eral Master Workman Powderlj is true to his
obligations we will stand by him.
The resolution was not only passed unani
mously but went through with a hurrah,
showing that all of Barry's charges against
the administration had no weight with D.
A. 3 'when Mr. Powderiy made his explana
tion. The following committee on resolutions
was then appointed:
A. K. Harrington, of 1630; T. Murphy, of
10,806: T. A. Hammill, of 6557. Low Norman
Brute, of 1397; J. C. Bowers, of 10,419 and an
other man who believes he will be discharged
from the position he now holds if his name is
GUARDING THEIR SECRETS.
Mr. O'Shea then brought up the matter
of one member who was short in his ac
counts with the Black Diamond Steel
Workers' strike about 118, and
wanted the matter taken into the
courts to compel the payment of the
money and punish the man who bad stolen
it. A member of the district sprang to his
feet and said it would cost money to go into
court, and wanted the account wiped ofi" the
records, as it wonld be a disgrace to the
Neal McFarland, of Teamsters' Assembly
No. 1557, insisted that the matter b'e
dropped. He said that if the case was pros
ecuted Recording Secretary Boss would
have to be the prosecutor, and would be
compelled to show the books of the district
in court. The information thus obtained,
he believed, would do the district more
harm than the loss of the $118. The matter
was allowed to drop.
John O fahea again came to the front and
moved that the officers be elected at once as
some of the delegates,had to go home. This
caused a great deal of discussion and the
question of salary was brought np. Some
thought that the salary of the Master Work;
man should be fixed before that officer was
elected, as some of the candidates might not
accept the office unless a fair salary
was paid. Others contended that the
officer should be elected first and the salary
fixed aiterward. One delegate insisted that
it would not De lair to ouy a pig in a
poker," and wanted the salary fixed first.
Mr. O'Shea then introduced what was
termed a wage scale. It is as follows:
Master Workman, $y00 per year; Recording
and Financial Secretary, $720 per year; Treas
urer, $50 per year; members of the Executive
Hoard, S3 per night, and Secretary of the board,
S3 per night additional.
The delegates from Printers' Assemblv
1630 nnd Salesmen nnd Collectors' Assem
bly 6875 made a strong protest, claiming
that 5700 was sufficient pay for the Master
Workman's services. The offices of Re
cording and Financial Secretary were con
solidated, and it was moved that the salary
be fixed at $300, but the motion was lost.
A motion to fix the salary of Master
Workman at $900. and Recording and
Financial Secretary at $720, was then put to
the house and carried
The election then took plane. The nomi
nees were John F. Doyle, I. N. Boss, James
Hooper, George F. Pitts and John Flan
nery. Mr. Pitts declined to serve, and a
ballot was taken and the vote was:
Ross . 32
The two last mimed dropped out, and the
second ballot stood:
Doyle : 27
The candidates for Worth v Foreman were
James Hooper, of 2946; O. A. Williams, of
1630; A. Livingstone, of 4907, and George
F. Pitts, of 6328. The ballot stood:
The latter was dropped and the second
ballot resulted: ,
The third and deciding ballot was as fol
lows: Williams 33
At this point General Master Workman
Powderiy was announced, and the rules
were suspended in order to give him an
opportunity to address the convention. The
election of the other officers was postponed
until to-day. Mr. Powderlv was received
with cheers. The substance of his speech
as reported by one of the delegates is given:
I want it distinctly understood that I did not
come here in the Interest of Mr. Doyle or any
other candidate for office in D. A. $.
I explained the reason of my visit
here yesterday, and have nothing fur
ther to say on that subject. Mr.
Doyle Objected to the appointment of a press
committee yesterday, and I favor giving news
to the press because they will publish some
thing anywav and it is best to have a correct
report. I am satisfied with the result of the
election; yes, more than satisfied.
People have come to me with
stories that If Doyle was elected the district
would go to hades, if Hooper was elected it
would go there also, and the same about
Brother Ross. I think, however, that the dis
trict has got a good Master Workman, ar d from
the communications I have received from
him I know you have got an intelligent leader,
I have advised Brother Boss to appoint com
mittees to go out among the different locals in
the district and encourage them to bring in
I want it understood that Rome and the
Catholic Church will not control the order.
There has been a great deal of talk about se
crets it Is claimed I exposed. I sent the eon
stitntionof the order and not tho "A. K.,'
tbe'secrot workl to all Protestant ministers, as
well as to the Pone and Cardinals of the Cath
olic Church. The statement made and
extensively circulated to the effect that all the
members of the general office of tho Knights of
Labor are Catholics and Democrats Is incor
rect. I will tell you the
KELIGIOIT ASD POLITICS
of the different officers as far as 1 know. On
the General Executive Board: A. W. Wright,
of Ontario, is nothing to my knowledge, but
may be an Episcopalian, and as he is a subject
of the Queen cannot be either a Democrat or a
Republican. John Costcllo is a Catholic, I
think, but the people of Pittsburg can speak
for that as they know him better than I ilo.
I do not know his politics. This, however,
is immaterial, as he Is a good raau and will
make a good member of the Board. James J.
Holland, of IMorida, is a Presbyterian and a
Republican. John Devlin, of Michigan, is a
Methodist and a Republican.
Thoso are the members of the General Ex
ecutive Board. Morris L. Wheat, of Iowa, the
Worthy Foreman, Is an Episcopalian and a
Republican. John W. Hayes, the General
Secretary-Treasurer, Is a Presbyterian and a
Republican. I. myself am a Catholic, -
and might be a much better one
than I am, as I do not attend church
as often as I would like to do and as for my
politics that is no persons business bnt my
on I will vote and do as I please. I was
asked to raise my voice during the last political
campaign and support Cleveland, but I refused
because if I had been Terry Powderiy, a work
man in a machine shop, they would not have
asked me, but because I was Terry Powderiy,
the General Master Workman of the Knights
of Labor, they wanted inc.
Mrs. Leonora M. Barry, of New York, the
general director and instructor, is a good
Catholic and she is also a good instructress.
Mr. Powderiy concluded his remarks
after making some further explanations of
the doings of the order and walking over to
I. N. Koss, the newly elected Master "Work
man, shook hands with him warmly and
congratulated him on his success. He then
retired from the hall and the meeting ad
journed. The distinguished labor leader had ac
cepted an invitation from a leading Knight
in this city to a private dinner, and at 7
o'clock he was the guest of Master Work
man Eccles Bobinson, of 'the National Dis
trict of Brassworkers, at the hotel Du,
quesne. James Campbell, President of the
Window Glass Wo kers' Association, and a
member of L. A. 300 K. of L. was also
present. Mr. Powderlv left at 9 o'clock for
HAVE FAITH IN LEWIS.
Miners Threaten to Strike, Unless
Meshes Arc Changed.
The following telegram was received from
Columbus last night:
District No. 10, National Progressive Union
of Miners and Mine Laborers resumed business
this morning, and pledged tho support ot the
district to the resolution adopted by American
Federation, fixing Slay 1, 1S90, as the proper
time to inaugurate the eight-hour labor law.
A long discussion ensued as to grievances of
the miners at Salineville and other places as
to operators using screens from 1 to
1 inches mesh, between bars. The mat
ter was disposed of by the unanimous
adoption of the following resolution: Re
solved, That the District President be directed
to communicate with operators of all mines at
Salineville and other places having a screen
which exceeds Vi inches in mesh between bars,
and should they fail to secure a proper sized
screen within a reasonable time, he is hereby
authorized to order a strike at all snch mines,
and provide support for strikers.
W. T. Lewis. Secretary of
the National Progressive Union, who is now in
Pennsylvania on business, sent a telegram ten
dering his resignation until the charges against
him can be investigated. The District decided
they had no power to accept his resignation,
but they expressed the greatest confidence in
him, and feel interested in his good name, as he
was selected from this district On this point
the following was adopted:
Resolved, That in view of the scandalous
stories being circulated against W. T. Lewis,
National Secretary of the N. M. P. U., which
are being used to retard the progress of our or
ganization, we call upon tho National Execu
tive Board to hasten all proper means to secure
nis vindication anu preserve me integrity auu
purity of orasoeiatio.
The, election of officers for the ensuing vear
resulted: President Christonher Evans, of New
Straitsville; Vice President Alexander John
son, of Nclsonville; Secretary and Treasurer,
Ebenezer Lewis, of Krumroy; Members of the
Executive Board, John H. Tavlor. New Straits
ville: William H. Bassctt, Wadswortb; John
H. Pedtlicord, Bellaire; V. KSoilivan, Glen
Roy. The President being an ex-officio mem
ber makes it a board of five.
The following named delegates at large were
elected to represent this district it the joint
convention of miners to be held at Indianapo
lis February 5: Messrs. Christopher Evans,
Alexander Johnson, W. H. Bassett, W. II.
Turner, J. A. Taylor, V. E. Sullivan and
George Scott. A resolution wa3 adopted mak
ing New Straitsville, 0., the headquarters of
the general offices of this district
XD OP THE CONVENTION.
Miners Elect Ofllccrs, but Were Not Ready
to Illnke the Wage Scale.
The semi-annual convention of sub-Division
No. 5, Miners' National District
Assembly 135, Knights of Labor, adjourned
after a two days' session at McKeesport
last night. They expected Powderiy to ad
dress them yesterday, and were disappointed
when he didn't come.
The work of making a wage scale, putting
the Pittsburg, Pomeroy and Kanawha dis
tricts on the same basis could not oe done
until certain data is received from the
The election of officers forthenext six
months resulted as follows: Master Work
man, J. M. Jenkins, New Eagle; Treas
urer, W. Smith, New Eagle; Secretary, D.
G. Davis, West Elizabeth; Worthy
Foreman, Walter Hoflkins, Monon
gahela City. A full corps of
conrt officers was also elected, and
Jacob Demmcl, Dravosburg, was chosen
representative to the Trades Council of
Western Pennsylvania for the t next six
months. The next meeting of the sub-Division
will be held in Monongahela City,
THE COAL SYNDICATE.
It Is Rcorennlzcd With a Paid Up Capital
The syndicate of coal operators,composing
the Pittsburg and Southern Coal Company,
has been dissolved and a new organization
formed bearing the same name, but it is a
corporation of West Virginia and has a paid
up capital of S100.000.
The former syndicate was composed of
nine leading operators who ship coal to
Southern ports and the new organization is
composed of 13 operators. The object of
the new concern is the same as the old.
At the meeting yesterday the following
officers were eIected:"President,Joieph Wal
ton: Vice Presidents, John A. Wood and
Samuel S. Brown; Secretary, James Dick'
son; Treasurer, T. H. Given.
ThcPreshlcncr of the Trndrs Council.
Joseph L. Evans, of L. A. 1630 K. of L.,
declined to be a candidate for the position
of Master Workman of D. A. 3 yesterday.
He has been nominated for the office of
President of the new Trades Council of
Western Pennsylvania,, and as he has no
formidable opposition, will be elected. He
could not hold both positions. The election
will take place next Saturday week.
Over 4,000 miners Strike.
All the miners in Mercer county, West
Virginia, have struck on account of a differ
ence in the size of the cars. Over 4,000
miners arc out and great excitement pre
vails. Labor Notes.
It is said the manufacturers of hoop iron are
The National Tube Works Company of Mc
Keesport, while drilling a well for gas, struck
salt water yesterday.
b. & n. .
25 cents read this twice 75 cent Prints
French flannels, 25 cents to-day, and a lot of
them. Boggs & Buhl.
THE PEOPLE'S STOKE,
Before buying ribbons look at our assort
ment and prices and save money.
Cami-bell '& Dick,
531 and 533 Wood st.
B. & II.
At the remnant sale to-day, lace curtains;
odd lots to go, lrom one, two and three pairs
of a kind, at your price. Come sure.
Boggs & Buhl,
Ask your grocer for "Golden Wedding"
flour. Be sure and get "Orange Blossom"
flour. Order a triafsack of "Ivory" flour,
and you will be surprised at the white and
sweet bread. mwf
B. & B.
All dress lengths np to 18 yards of finest
and best surahs, or richest black silks; also,
colored silks, surahs and failles, go at rem
nant day prices, to-day earlv.
Boggs & Buhl.
Fine silk umbrellas, lowest prices, at
Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth ave. No charge for
15c a picnic it will be 500 yards $1
black brocade silk velvet, 15c. Early to
dav remnant day.
Boggs & Buhl.
NO WORK ON SATURDAY.
A Telegrapher Whose Conscience Wonld
Not Allow Him to Toll.
One of the oldest telegraph operators in
the service of the Pennsylvania Company
in this city was discharged last Monday for
"attending to his religious duties." Sev
eral weeks ago, after months of study of the
old and new Testaments, he came to the con
clusion that Saturday was the day the Lord
intended for men to abstain from servile
Acting upon this assumption he asked to
be relieved from duty on that day. His su
perior officer in'ormed him that he could
not eicuse him every Saturday, but would
do so whenever itwas possible. Friday last
the operator left the office about 4 o'clock
and did noti-eturn until Monday morning.
He was then informed that another man had
beeu employed in his place.
The Rush Continues
And when we say rush we mean just what
wesatf Our clearance sale of pianos and
organs brings the people in for just such
bargains as they get, as we do just as we
advertise to, sell to everyone that comes in
if they are ready to buy. Our motto is to
let none go out without purchasing, even if
we do have to make some sacrifices, and we
are making them now and will till Febru
Come in and look over the instruments
and you will be surprised at the low prices
and easy terms we are prepared to give you
at S. Hamilton's, 91 and 93 Fifth ave.
Special Excursion to Washington, D. C,
Via Pennsylvania Bailroad Thursday, Jan
nary 24. Bound trip tickets good on special
train, and also on all regular trains except
"the limited" on above date, will be sold at
rate of $9. Tickets are good to return
within the limit ten days. Parlor canon
day trains and sleeping cars on night trains.
B. & B.
Kid glove bargains on counters 50c and
75c. No comments necessary. See them.
Boggs & Buhl.
See the Jacket Bnrgnlni In Oar Cloak
Especially the colored jackets fine, beauti
ful stylish jackets away down. "We are sell
ing lots of plush jackets every day in spite
of the warm weather; the prices do it.
Jos. Hoeite & Co.'s.
Penn Avenue Stores.
B. fc B.
500 yards black brocade silk velvets 15c.
Dollar goods at 15c remnant day.
Boggs & Buhl.
Great Clearance Sale of Books,
Stationery, pottery, pictures, albums and
many useful articles will open Thursday
morning and continue for three days this
week. H. "Watts & Co.,
431 Wood street.
B. it D.
Embroideries, remnant's, narrow-edge
remnants, wide;edge ana financings, rem
nants skirting the" finest and most elegant
ones suffer most. Boggs & Buul.
Will Price's spring neckwear came
yesterday. Going rapidly.
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Jackets at 51 50, $2 and $2 50, to go
along with the remnants to-dav.
Boggs '& Btrai,,
Btjt silverware at Hauch's, No. 295 Fifth
ave. Lowest prices. WFSa
B. it B.
Large lot good domestic apron ginghams
pieces or yard go at 5 cents to-day rem
nant day. Boggs & Buhl.
Hse Bosalia Flour,
Use Bosalia FJour.
Whitmyre & Co.
Whitmyre & Co.
Seal wraps, 5100. A few seahkin sacques,
not strictly prime, but good Alaska seal, at
575. Boggs & BunL,
in the market,
myre & Co.
Flour. The best patent
Manufactured by Whit-
One sealskin wrap at S75, three at $100.
See them to-day. I'rices talk here on seal
skins. Boggs & Buhl.
Ax elegant line of black and white
striped silk entirely new designs for skirts,
trimmings, etc. Hugus & Hacke.
Bead display ad. Come tothegreat semi
annual remnaut sale early to-day.
Boggs '& Buhl.
Heleka, M. T. J
Jajt. 26, 1SS3. J
Gentlemen I have taken a great many of
Dr. C. McLane's Celebrated Liver Pills, and
find them to be a wonderful pill all that you
claim for them. They act like a charm in cases
of biliousness, sick headache, dysentery etc.
Box 051. MRS. HENRY WINKLEMAN.
Cure sick headache, biliousness, liver com
plaint, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion, mala
ria, pimples on face and body, Impure blood,
etx, by using regularly Dr. C. McLane's
Celebrated Liver Pills prepared only by Flem
ing Bros., Pittsburg, Pa. Price 25 cents. Sold
by all druggists. Insist upon having the gen
uine Dr. O. McLane's Liver Pills, nreoared
tonly by Fleming Bros., Pittsburg, Pa, the
McLane. spelled differently but of the same
pronunciation. Always make sure of the words
6FlemingBros.,Pitt3uurg,Pa.,"on the wrapper.
BEST ON EARTH,
50c, 75c and Si 00.
T. T. T.
3 THDMPSDN BRDB.,
109 Federal Street,
Second Door Below Park Way.
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GRAND OPENING DISPLAY'
SPRING IMPORTATIONS- 1889.
In our Wash Dress Uoods Department. Over
15,000 yards of these finest wash fabrics now is
stock, including all the latest and newest de
Signs in novel and beautiful colorings, and pos
sessing the perfect finish that distinguishes
this make of, goods above alt others that are
produced. We show many exclusive weaves
and effects that surpass the offerings of any
FINE FRENCH SATINES.
Over 5,000 yards on sale to-day,making a col
lection of choice styles never before equaled
in any wash goods department. The advantage
of such an early choice is apparent,as yon hava
here the most varied and largest variety ia
newest and latest effects of design and coir
An early Inspection is advised, as our expert
ence has been that even in so large an assort
ment many of the most desirable patterns ar
OUR JANUARY SALE - '3
We still offer many remarkable bargains In
Wool Dress Goods, in fine quality dress fab
rics, in black and colors.
Examine the English Suitings, 50 to 51 inches
wide, at SI. Jl 50 and $2 a yard, imported to sell
at SI 50 to S3 50 per yard.
Many choice styles at 25c and 50c still hero
for bargain seekers.
Fine French Broadcloths, in all the most
fashionable shades,all crades to finest, reduced
Has advanced 20 per cent, bnt our prices on
Black and Colored Dress Silks are the same .
and our stock is very large and com
plete in all the best and most reliable)
makes and newest weaves. Some spe
cial bargains in Black Satin de Lyon,
Armures, Failles and Peau de Sof es; also many
extra good values in Colored Silks, in plain
colors and In fancy and brocaded effects.
See our all pure Moire Silks at 50c, 75c and .
SI a yard.
Best bargains of the year In fine SUk Plnsheff
and Brocaded Velvets.
Nottingham Lace Curtains
75c to $5 a pair. Our entire stock, Including
the most desirable patterns, is marked down; .
many hundreds of pairs already sold; don't b
This week shows a large importation of.
new Scotch Table Linens and Napkins at v7
IN OUR NEW
Come and see the reductions on Seal Plnsa
Jackets and Wraps. Every garment to bo
sold before February 1, If low prices will do it.
We still have hundreds of stylish Long Gar
ments in plain and fancy cloths that are all j
marked down to sell them quickly. ?
A sweeping reduction In fine Cloth Jackets, ' ;
heavy and medium weights. , .
The new Embroideries, White Goods andJ
Laces are here now. Our stock of - '
Is not only made npinthe very best manner "'
and of good materials, but is composed of -multitude
ot bargalnsjo far as prices go. ",' '
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