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How llie Big Mills Are Robbed
of Brasses and Metal.
CONFESSIONS IN COUET
Which Fully Expose the Methods of
OUTERS EAVE LOST THOUSANDS,
"KMe Kfearlj All Other Mills Suffer
. Very Extensively.
m aTECULIAE LAW WHICH 3IAT STOP IT
In the Criminal Court yesterday there
was rather a sensational scene. Three pris
oners turned State's evidence and .made a
..scries of startling confessions. The case on
trial was that of Oliver Bros. & Phillips,
the iron manufacturers, against Emerson
Conners, William Brooks and James Brooks,
for receiving stolen goods. There were two
counts in the indictment against the three
young men. The first was that charge
stated above, and the secpnd was "violating
au act of Assembly which makes it illegal
to buy brass, or other metal.from minors or
The case is something of a curiosity on
account of the latter charge. The existence
ot such a law is not generally known. . It
was passed by the Legislature of Pennsyl
vania in 18G6 for the counties ot Allegheny
and Schuylkill. It provides a penalty of
not more than $500 fine, or imprisonment in
the workhouse, for the purchasing of cop
per, trasses, scrap iron, lead or pis-metal from
boys under 21 years of age, or from other irre
sponsible persons, "iesterday Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Johnston explained to the jury
that the purpose of the law was to take away
TEMPTATIONS FOE BOYS
so lay around iron mills and steal metal. If it
was made a criminal offense to buy metal from
them, it was belieTed that safeguards would be
tnrown around the rising generation as well as
the mill-owners. There have previously only
been two other cases tried under this law. One
of them was an Allegheny county case, the
year after the law was enacted. Some years
later another came up, and the constitutionality
of such a law being doubted, it was carried to
the Supreme Court, where the validity of the
act was affirmed. Under this law, to make a
case it would not be necessary to prove that a
man knew the goods he was buying to be stolen,
but if it can be shown that the person who sold
It to them was a minor, conviction would follow.
Four boys, whose ages range from 16 to 20
years, stole a lot of valuable brasses, worth $75
or 80, from Olivers' mill, on the Southside, last
.January. Their names are Richard Murphy,
Michael Broderick, Richard Foley and .Amos
O'Conncr. They were arrested for the thiev
ing, and on Monday last, when brought into the J
Criminal Court, pleaded nolle contcndre.
THOUSANDS OP DOLLARS' LOSS.
David B. Oliver, one of the mill owners, was
the first witness yesterday. After testifying to
The circumstance of the theft in question he
told of the outrageous robberies his firm have
suffered from in this same line. Within the
last year, he said, the brasses and metal that
have been carried xjff would aggregate in their
value several thousands of dollars. Generally
on Monday mornings these things are found
missing. Almost anything movable is stolen,
but the thieves prefer brasses, because they
are most valuable. Roll brasses are the easiest
converted into money and bring the most.
They are worth from 18 to 23 cents per pound.
The thieves have frequently stolen the brass
oil cups off the engines and other machinery.
This stealing has been going on for several
years past. John Evans, superintendent of
the mill, took the stand and corroborated Mr.
Oliver's story, identifying some of the brasses,
which huge castings were brought into the
courtroom. Five bad been stolen on this oc
casion. AS EXPOSE MADE.
"Richard Murphy," called the clerk. This
was one of the young fellows who stole the
metal, and the clean breastJie made of not only
that but other depredations on the Southside
sent a ripple of astonishment over the court.''
Murphy is only 1G years old, but the way he
told of his crime would have outrivaled the
coolness of men experienced in dark things.
Me testified as follows:
"Conners keeps a junk-shop on Seventh
street. He would give us bags to bring him
stuff. On this Sunday I went there with the
others. He gave usliquor, and cot us the bags.
He told me not to steal any railroad brasses be
cause the detectives are "on to us.' Then we went
to Oliver's mill and took the Ave roll brasses.
We put them in the bags and had reached the
corner of Seventh street, when the police gave
us a chase. I was the only one caught at that
VI had stolen brasses before tbat time once
at Olivers' mills and another time along the
river. 1 sold them at Conners'. Each time he
gave me bags to carry the stuff in. I heard
there that one fellow made as high as 518 a
HIS ACCOMPLICES CONFESS, TQO.
Michael Broderick, who helped Murphy
steal the brasses, substantiated the above,
adding that while at Connors' he had been told
to call back again, and that when they were
about starting out for Olivers1 mills that Sun
day Conners had said to him, "Watch out you
don't get ketched.' He said he had also" stolen
trasses before. Conners usually paid 5 cents a
pound for brass.
Richard-Foley also made a complete confes
sion in his testimony against the three defend
ants. He testified to having taken two of the
trasses to. the yard of Conners' place, where
they were covered up with dirt. Subsequently
when Conners was arrested Brooks, who was
there, told him he had better leave town, but
lie was arrested before he could skip. Foley
boasted that this is not the first time he has
stolen brasses, and he said Conners had cau
tioned him not to steal railroad brasses, be
cause Detective Wb-atly. of the Lake Erie
road, had warned him tbat he was being
watched. Witness admitted, however, that
Conners bad paid him nothing for the brasses
George H. Quail, attorney fcr the defend
ants, is trying to show that thev didnotbuythe
brasses, and that at least three of them were
never at his house, the police having taken
them to the lockup for safe keeping. The trial
will be concluded to-day.
WHOLESALE STEALING ELSEWHERE,
. This case suggested a line of rcportorial in
quiry yesterday. It was found in that way that
organized gangs of thieves in various parts of
the two cities are "working" the mills for all
they are worth. A workman at Carnegie fc
Ox's Thirty-third street mill says that firm must
lose as high as $3,000 per year in the loss of
scrap iron and brasses. These brasses are
boxes" in which the axis of the rolls revolve.
One of these "boxes'' weighs almost 50 pounds.
At 6 and 10 cents a pound a thief earns quite a
sum of money. Park's Black Diamond Steel
Works and Jones & Laugblins' iron mills all
suffer to a tremendous extent from metal
A. M. Byers & Co., a few years ago, caused
the arrest of a gang of these thieves and since
then have bad to se extra precautions to pre
vent their brasses from walking off. Painter,
Sons fc Co. say they have not been bothered
lately, but that the practice of metal stealing
among mills generally counts no to an enor
. : A policeman of considerable experience says
that "fences," In the shape of hovels, caves and
shanty-boats, exist in at least four sections ot
Pittsburg nd Allegheny for the receipt of this
metal. He believes that there is a regular
conspiracy between the various gangs as to
prices and the location of easy mills to work.
The MyncrlousDcnlh of Railroader No. lid
on tbc Southside.
At 1030 o'clock yesterday morning the
body of a man was found in a sand bank at
the foot of South Twenty-third street The
-man was employed as a laborer on the Pitts
burg, McKeesport and Yooghiogheny railroad,
.and was only known as "No. HO." He was
working in the sand bank when it caved in,
''burying him alive. .No one couldtell the man's
The Brotherhood" of Calvary Bplsconnl
Church Discusi.tho Subject ThoXren
ments of Prominent Men.
The Brotherhood of Calvary Episcopal
Church of East Liberty met last night- in
their rooms back of the church and indulged
in a discussion on "Prison Contract Labor."
The brotherhood is an organization "con
nected with the' church, and many well
known citizens of the Episcopal and other
denominations in the East Liberty Valley are
numbered among its members. They meet
about once' a month, and have literary exer
cises which are boJJS entertaining and instruc
tive. At the meeting last evening Prot Charles A.
Riddle, principal of the Minersville school,
opened the discussion on prison labor. He
began by eulogizing labor in general, and said
it was dignified by the. introduction of indus
trial schools in the foremost seats of learning,
in the country. He said it was unjust to bring
pauper or convict labor into competition with
honest labor, thereby putting a premium on
crime. He argued that the employment of
convict labor by contract was creating one evil
for the abolition of another. It was necessary,
though to employ the inmates of penal institu
tions at something. If the people legislated
against their employment, they made paupers
and imbeciles, whose lives were ended in a few
years by death, caused by solitary confinement.
He said that, within a radius of ten miles ot
the Pittsburg Postofflce, there were 2,000
prisoners lying in idleness. Within the same
radius are miles of streets that are in a horrible
condition. Prison labor could be put at work
cleaning and repairing these streets. He said
the convicts would not compete with any
honest labor, as some of the streets are never
Mr. James Brown, of Howe, Brown & Co
iron manufacturers, said the present system of
convict labor drives good honest labor and
capital out of business. He cited cases where
manufacturers in Ohio had refused to hire con
vict labor, were ruined by their competitors
who did. The latter could get the convicts for
about 25 cents per day, while the honest manu
facturer bad to pay six or seven times
tliat amount The convicts gradually become
so skilled that they could do the work so well
that thousands of mechanics were drivehlnto
other industries. He said the man who would
emnlov convict labor became a slave driver.
"and sank in the estimation of his fellow man.
Each year, he said, the Orpins or labor is
growing larger in this country, and the em
ployment of convicts, is one reason for it.
Joseph Woodwell,' the hardware merchant,
told how a certain firm in Sandusky, O., were
making jack planes by convict labor. He said
the employment of convicts in this line all
over the country had driven all the honest
plane manufacturers out of the business, ex
cept those who made the finest grades. He said
he would make the convicts build wharves,
streets, etc. Thereby they would bo paying
back the money spent for their maintenance,
bv reducing taxation.
"Reuben Miller, of Miller, Metcalf & Parkin,
said it was absolutely necessary to have the
convicts employed at some kind of labor to
keep them, from sinking to ,the level of the
brute. He said idleness demoralized them
physically and morally, and it was dangerous
to keep the men unemployed. He wanted the
whipping post re-established for wife beaters,
and for any one convicted of a breach of trust.
He thought the best thing the convicts could
be put at would be breaking 'stone oh the
streets. The stone could be used to improve
H. E. Collins said that society had to make
criminals support themselves, but, no matter
what small amount of work they did, they com
peted with Somebody. There are certaaln kinds
of work the State has to do, and they could be
put at these. There would then be a saving of
taxes, and that is what supports the convicts.
He said in other States they have magnificent
roads made by convicts, and there was no rea
son why the plan should not work in this
Mr.3IcClure, the new assistant rector of the
chureh,said the employment of convict labor by
contract was'no better than the employment of
coolie labor. The honest mechanic had been
protected against the latter, and there was no
reason why he should not be protected against
Messrs. Mosley. August Frazier and D. P.
Little also spoko against contract labor. Mr.
Frazier said a brick yard could be run on every
Fquare, from the mud on the streets in East
Liberty. He thought the convicts could be
engaged cleaning away this mud.
John Garner, of Carnegie, Phlpps fc Co.,
closed the discussion with a few well-chosen
DETAILED REPORTS GIVEN.
The Various Minor Officials of the Depart
meat of Public Safety Submit Fisiire A
Good Showing Made.
Chief Brown, of the Department of Pnblic
Safety, submitted his report, embracing
data from his bureaus and branches, to
Councils yesterday. As the figures in re
ports of the various departments have been
already published, and there are but inaig
nificant changes in the detailed reports of the
superintendents of the divisions, only the most
important are noted. The Bureau of Electricity
asks for new electrical apparatus in the fire
The total expenses of the entire Public Safety
Department were $632,880 SS. The Bureau of
Health asks for $10,000 with which to vaccinate
people. The death rate of the city has lowered;
the number of births has increased llSover last
year; the marriage rate has also increased.
The Meat and Milk Inspector condemned,
during the year, 512,015 60 worth of unfit foo'd.
The sanitary inspectors abated 8,365 nuisances.
Superintendent Weir reports that the ex
penses of the police department were $297.
569 22. During the year there were 10,423 ar
rests. The fines amount to $27,793 2L
Assistant Superintendent O'Mara and In
spector McAleese make a joint report ofpolice
operations in the downtown district. Thirty
nine gambling places were closed and four
poolrooms. Much space is devoted to the ne
cessity of having relief squads on duty at the
station houses. Gymnasium work for the police
is advocated. One hundred and twenty-three
persons were prosecuted for illegal liquor sell
ing. Inspector Whitebouse reports 14 cases of
illegal liquor selling, and Inspector Stevens 15.
The Disability Board reports the injury of 31
members of the force and the accidental death
of one. The Board paid $1,435 94 to beneficiaries.
Building Inspector Frank reports the erec
tion of 2,764 buildings in the city. One hundred
and thirty-six condemnation notices were
Chief Brown pays a high tribute to the police
force, refers to the Willey building disaster
and the labor troubles in the City where
police protection was required. His report is
a very able one.
HE WANTED MONET.
It Is Claimed PetcrMcCoy, Jr., Cruelly Bent
Peter McCoy, Sr., aged 70 years, is lying
at his home, corner Bedford avenue and Pop
lar alley, in a dangerous condition from the
effects of a beating alleged to. have been
given him by his son, Peter McCoy, Jr. An in
formation was lodged against the Son last
night, charging him with assault and battery.
He was arrested and committed to jail, for a
The son, it is stated, went to his father's
house last evening and demanded some money.
Upon being refused, he grew angry, and, it is
claimed, assaulted the old man, knocking him
down and beating and kicking him. He then
left the house, Mr. McCoy was able to make
his way to Alderman Richard's office, where he
lodged the information, after which he re
turned home. A physician was summoned,
who pronounced him in a critical condition
from the effects of a kick in the side.
Mr. .McCoy. Sr., has been a resident of the
Seventh ward for at least 30 years, andmwns a
large amount ot property in the Fifth and
Seventh wards. He is estimated to be worth
over $100,000. The son who is accused of as
saulting him is his only heir.
Western Pennsylvania Counterfeiters Sent
, Up for Long Terms.
Judge Achcson, in the United States
Court at Scranton yesterday, sentenced the
following named persons for counterfeiting
principally: Edward Tbessing, Allegheny: J.
M. Bowser, Altoona; Henry M. Mellon, War
ren. all counterfeiters, got each two years in
the Western Penitentiary. Thessing was con
victed of passing counterfeit money on the
street cars in Allegheny.
William Agen, alias McCarthy, was sentenced
f or 2 years: Thompson, of Clearheid, for one
year, and Henry Roach and William Watson
got three years apiece for breaking into a post
office. Frank McConnell. Altoona, convicted
of shoving the "queer" for the second time,
will occupy a cell for the next five years. Solo
mon Stroup, of Luzerne county, got three'
years, and Porter Worrel, of Latrobe. was
fined $110 and sent to jail for three- months for
using the mails' in distributing green goods.
Fell Tbronch the Window.
Frank Baker and Edward Bracken had a
scuffle on Carson street, near Fifteenth street,
yesterday afternoon, and fell through the
window ot Decklar's barbershop. Both were
Patriotic Alleghepians Organize a
Companyto Jfiglit Germany!
THEI PENTHEG0VERN0E ALETTER
ShoTrinc an Ardent Spirit and Love for the
Stars and Stripes.
1NTEETIEW WITH ONE OP THE LEADERS
If, after all, the fates decree that there is
to be war between America and Germany,
there is no doubt that 350 names of Alle
ghenians will go, down on the pages of his
tory as having been the first "to offer their
services for the defense of the ever-glorious
The,subjoined letter, signed by the secre
tary of an organization that was brought to
life in Allegheny City on last Saturday
night, is the evident proof that Allegheny
is the center of patriotism. The letter was
received in Harrisburg yesterday, and the
Governor, as well as the executive department
In general, had visions of war brought-, loudly
before them at the receipt lot the patriotic
36WTNTEn, ) -
Allegheny Crrr, March id, .1889.
To His Excellency, James A. Beaver:
Sib Recent rumors In regard to the trouble be
tween the Americans and Germans at Samoa, and
the report tht one of onr vessels had been sank
was the cause of no little excitement in onr town
last night. The true patriotism, that exists only In
the hearts of the good American was aroused at a
meeting that was held last night. The citizens of
(my community or an organization, rather, num-
uctmg ftuvui auic-uuuieu men eiewcu wo a
their - commander, with Instructions to offer
yon our service at once, and In case
of trouble. I can have a battalion of
good men, well officered: as there are a number
of veterans and well-trained soldiers among ua
at the front on short notice. 1 want to say here
that we will go for three years or during the war.
For my part, I think It will be settled quietly; at
least, I hope it will. But 'if It can't tie settled
In that way, with honor to onr sacred Stars and
Stripes, then give ns war and we will fight for the
old nag we love so well.
I hope you will place this on file for reference,
and In case we are needed let ns know at the earli
est date, and we will respond gladly, willingly,
Very respectfully, your hnmble servant,
James H. biggeh.
THE PROJECTOR INTERVIEWED.
Mr. James H. Bigger, the writer, was seen by
a Dispatch reporter last night at his resi
dence. He is a young man, a sergeant under
Captain J. Penney, in Company G, Eighteenth
Regiment. When asked as to how the organi
zation had originated, he said:
"When the first news of the probable trouble
in Samoa came to ns through the papers, a lot
of us young fellows at once began to talk of the
matter, and spoke about going out to fight. We
called some older ana wiser heads into
consultation, and among them we found
Mr. James H. CahilC an old man,
who had served in the English army for many
years and he also went through the war of the
rebellion. He is a first-rate military man, and
has had a great deal of experience. When we
had laid the matter before him, he suggested
that we ought to call a meeting -and see how
many fellows would join us. The consequence
was that we assembled last Saturday night, in
a hall on Federal street, near the bridge. We
were surprised to see so many, however. Every
body had spoken to his friends, you know, and
it appeared that everybody was equally anx
ious in the cause.
"There were over 350 in the hall at 8 o'clock,
when Mr. CahilL who bad been unanimously
elected President, called the meeting to order.
In a very few words he made the object of the
organization known to all of us. He said that
the impending trouble called for immediate
action upon the part of everybody who loved
his native land, or the land of his adoption.
He said that it would be best to come to the
front at once, and give loud and decisive evi
dence of the fact that Americans were ever
ready to defend the honor and glory of the na
THEYALIi SPOKE AXIKE.
"He was followed by John Foley, Harry
Davis, William Prophit and several others, who
addressed the meeting in a-sfmilar strain. I
had been elected Secretary Of the meeting,
and a resolution was passed that we should
offer ourselves to the Governor of Pennsyl
vania as being ready at any time to leave home,
friends and families to take up arms for our
country. A call was then made upon
those present to the effect that all
who were willing to enter into the
proposed company should come forward and
sign their names and actresses. Well, you
ought to have seen the striiv: of people that
were standing around my chair 1 In a few mo
ments I had over 200 names, and all the paper
1 had was rilled up, while there were still more
coming, ready to pledge themselves."
"Of what class of people did the meeting
GERMANS ARE FOREMOST.
"There were a great- many American me
chanics; but really there was no distinctive
element. Germans and Irish were as numer
ous as native Americans; and I must say that
the Germans especially were exceedingly anx
ious to show that they meant to be Ameri
cans, since they lived in and loved this
"We do not know when another meeting will
be called. Our main object has been accom
plished. We have sent, a letter to the Gov
ernor, and told him. that we are
ready at any time. Everybody ' who
signed his name pledged himself to be
ready at a moment's notice, and I feel confi
dent that I could have a company of 500 men
assembled In the parks within two hours, if it
were necessary. We are ready at any moment,
and only waiting for orders."
The young man' appeared to be thoroughly
imbued with the cause, and his eyes fairly
danced with enthusiasm.
In case the company should have to be organ
ized Mr. Cahill is to be the commander, and
Mr. Bigger his first officer.
THEY EETDEN TO COAL.
The Allegheny Water Committee Objects to
the High Gna Rates.
The Allegheny "Water Committee met
last evening. A sub-committee, which was
appointed fo inquire into the necessity of
employing inspectors, recommended the dis
charge of four men and the employing of
others, whose names were given. This caused
much discussion. The names were cut out
and-the report was adopted.
The contract for the furnishing of fuel was
awarded to Charles Jntte & Co., the committee
going back to the jise of coal, as the gas rates
of the Allegheny Heating Company were too
high. A committee was appointed to inquire
into the feasibility of establishing a plant to
make gas from slack.
THE TREASURER TO BE BUST.
Tax Duplicates Going to Him the Latter
. Fart of This Week.
By the end of this week it is probable the
Board of City Assessors will complete-the
tax duplicates and put them into the hands
ot the City Treasurer. For fear of a veto, the
work was not attempted to be completed until
after the Mayor had signed the appropriation
ordinance: but this .morning the books ot 15
wards arc expected to be complete, and the
City Treasurer's office will be the busiest place
in the city for the rest ot this month, as the
times for the first installment is shortened ten
COULDN'T STAND DEFEAT.
A Pnddler Said to Have Whipped tho Man
'Who Won a Race at Work.
John Murray waived a hearing for court
before Alderman O'Donnell last night by
giving $500 bail. Charles W eritz charged him
with assault and battery. He alleges that Mur
ray and himself were attempting to outdo each
other in drawing fait heats at Howe, Brown &
Murray was defeated in the contest, and, it
is stated, took bis puddling paddle and struck
the prosecutor Violently on the neck with it,
disabling him from work for two weeks. The
parties live in the Tenth ward.
HIS SAD FATE.
He Lost HU Money, Went Crazy and Then
Tried to Fire n Lot of Powder.
George A. Weitheman went to Alaska a
few years ago with $2,000 in his pockets.
Ho fell in with gamblers who. fleeced him.
The loss of his money made him insane, and.be
was caught trying to bio w up 80 tons of powder
at the Treadwell mines.
Yesterday, heavily manacled, he passed
through Pittsburg in charge of two officers,
bound for Washington! .where he will be placed
In an asylum. -
Many Matters of Much and Little Moment
Tersoly Treated. c ,
The Fow bill .is likely, to be a row bill.
The question of the hour What time IsitT
H. Sellehs McKee went to New York last
night. , '
ATOUTHFCii waiver of protest "Fen every
thing." . ,
Monet talks, but never so eloquently as the
want of it. ,
The "To let" legend appears ominously plen
tiful throughout the suburbs.
Colonel Chill Hazzakd addressed a
large meeting of the Grand Army boys at Bur
gettstown last night.
Two women, Carrie Rudolph, of Homestead,
and Louisa Kunkle, of the Southside, are held
for court for illegal liquor selling.
- The man name'Fred Smith, who .felt-from
the roof of his house and "crushed his s"kulfoa
tho fence, died. yesterday afternoon, -
Statistics show that. 26 men who flow are
general passenger.agents' for railroads were all
.educated on the Pennsylvania' road.
A Constitutional amendment-meeting,
with well chosen speakers,. will br held' in
Asbury Chapel, Firth avenue, to-night.
District PassengebAgent Moody and
General Baggage Agent Bentleyof thePennsy,
entertained a number ot friends with, a dinner
yesterday. ' --...
Rev. DrS. Nobcboss AND SMTTH.left for
:De Funiak Springs, FJavtb attend tho. Chau
tauqua Assembly there. Dr. Norcross is down
for a speech,. . i. ..
"The Friendship Engine ,Cbmpa'nJr has re
ceived a lot of books for the. newjlbrary from
Mrs. J. S. Willock..and it is said not one speaks
of the last fire of all.
At. a special meeting of the journeymen
painters it was decided that all painters stay
away from W. R. Stoughten's shop until he
complies with the scale.
Mb. Biggerstaff purchased 31 pairs of
chickens at 50 cents per pair, when they wire
selling at $1.25 per pair, and he was held in $300
ball for buying stolen goods.
Plans for the iron roof of the new postofflce
are on exhibition in the Fenn building, and the
probabilities are the mummy will soon look too
giddy In a bran new plug bat.
John Gothabt Is no feather weight, and he
asked Pat Brickley to explain an assault and
battery case, all about some alleged spring
chickens ot the vintage of '88.
John Luke, of West Virginia, will either
take a bath at home hereafter, or let her go au
natural. He prosecutes A. W. Morgan for
stealing his clothes at a Wood street bath
room. Two houses of a very inferior class in what
is known as the Orchard, away out Center ave
nue, were destroyed by fire, at a loss of only
SCO0, yesterday m ornlng. They belonged to one
East End lawns present not a hint of the
lovely flowers soon to usurp mud, snow, ice
and confusion. It is claimed by gardeners that
some Fifth avenue homes will be a flowery
paradise in June. '
Quiet, gentlemanly Billy Riddle is in town,
just for a few days he says, to look at old
friends. Tho Oil' Exchange rises in a body to
welcome the man' who once made them hustle
as they never did before.
The Equitable Gas Company sounds well,
and with a capital of $1,000,060, with well-known
men at the head and lots of land. It should go.
The stockholders are manufacturers, and will
supply themselves with gas.
West Elizabeth: Yes, it'must be a trial
for a man of your keen wit, profound thought,
editorial ability, and splendid judgment, to live
among common people. This earth earthly is
no place for you Take poison.
What will Cholly do to attract attention
when he must finally shed that cape overcoat?
Happy thought he can envelop himself in
those bifurcated skirts called trousers, and ap
pear big at one end, if not at thepther.
Retaliation seems to be in the air, and
with Canada, Samoa, et aL as an example, Pat
Herron sues Joe Foster, because Foster sued
his father and mother. Alderman Rodgers
wrestles with the family snarl to-day.
Williast Robinson is said to have tried to
run the Salvation Army barracks on Sarah
street last night. The men of the place violent
ly objected, and Willie explains his peculiar
ideas of religion to Justice Hyndman to-day.
The Allegheny Wharves and Landing Com
mittee did not secure a quorum', and no. action
could be taken in the request of United States
Attorney George Allen for a grant of land on
the river front for the proposed dam and lock
at Heir's Island.
Rev. W. F. Cowden has resigned as pastor
of the First Christian Church, Allegheny, be
cause the labors of his pastorate were too ex
tensive. He goes to Tacoma, W. T., to take
'charge of Indian missionary work in the North
west. Can that be very much easier?
AN aggregation and exaggeration of capital
comes in the rumor that the Tehauntepeo will
complete the Panama. This is going back to
first principles where the railroad succeeded
the canal. No matter, only so American brains
and American capital remain on the bridge.
The Chamber of Commerce protests against
the passage of the the "grade crossing act," and
a couple clever Pittsburgers will watch the
vote from this section closely. Tbo'y also de
cided they could not guarantee $50,000 toward
bringing the National G. A. It. Encampment
here in 189a $
When a Prohib. leader like Wm. M.
Price begins to despair what, shall ordinary
people think? He says the temperance people
will be disappointed, and that be feels sorry to
see social leaders on the opposite side. He
concludes his remarks by bewailing lost time
on the temperance side.
When the Anti-Cruelty Society's agent has
to complain that Mrs. O'Brien, of Madison ave
nue, Allegheny, sold intoxicants to 13 per
sons on Sunday, in order to show how
badly she neglected her sick child on that day,
it's time tbat cither the seller, or the drinker,
or both, quit the.buslness.
According to Chief Engineer James E.
Crow, of Jhe Allegheny Fire Department, It
cost $84,619 08 to run the "mashine" last year.
This was at the rate of $C,500 for each engine
company. There were 242 alarms' in the year,
representing fire losses or $54,368 62, whlchwas
only $5,104 in excess of the insurance paid.
Rev. E. S. Bettes talked to the prohibition
committee yesterday, and promises to erect a
camn here that will seat 5.000 reonle. Tin is
'the famous "sailor evangelist," and travels in
a scnooner insteaa oi naving tne schooner
travel in him. His boat is now at New Orleans,
but will come to Pittsburg as soon as possible.
Hitherto science and Thomas A Edison
have struggled along with but two poles to, an
electric light. It remained for the Pittsburg
Street Lighting Company to ascertain that it
requires three, and in the suburbs, soven poles
to one light. The latter phenomenon is proba-
anly caused by the smaller induction from
property holders pockets.
"I'M a blizzard from Montana," howled the
broad-brimmed stranger as be thumped the
bar. "And I'm only a plain man from Soho,"
murmured the barkeepe, as he crawled over
the counter and made it so hot for that bliz
zard he melted and ran out the door. He Will
get a dose of Central station justice this morn
ing tbat will freeze him again.
Mas. Quinnet, of 2I',01d avenue, is ipljail
awaiting a hearing on the charge of selling
liquor without a license and on the Sabbath
day. The charge is made by Inspector Mc
Aleese, who thinks the lady will Join her hus
band, now serving ten months for the same
offense.. The suit was caused by a row ensuing
from the pitching ot-a man named Turner Into
Tile Men Warned Not lo nilsdescrlbb Their
Freight lathe Fatnre.
Pittsburg Committee Freight Agents yes
terday failed to make changes in the through
rates to Iowa points to correspond with re
ductions recently made.
A general meetings! Eastern and Western
roads to discuss this subject will be held in
Chicago the latter part of the week.
At the meeting yesterday the tile men came
in for a share in the deliberations. Decorated
tile isinthe,secondcla8S,iwbiletneplaln vari
ety takes a fourth class rate. The decorated
manufacturers are in the habit or shipping all
their wares as the plain article. The classifica
tion wijl not" be changed, but freight agents
will stop the practice, Enforcementof amend
ments to the Inter-State law will do it
FOE TEE TAEIS EXPOSITION.
Allegheny Tnvlted to Send- a Photocrsph
of the Cnrnceie Library.
The Allegheny Property Committee met
last night. At the request 6f the United
States Commission photographs of the pub
lic iiorary uuiidmg were ordered to be exhibite
at the Paris Exposition. Tim onmmitton Ai
cldedto replaco the tile on the first floor of th
uity uau witn Doaras. -" -
The Milk Inspector Discovers Plenty
otit and,Makes Arrestee
4!HE STUFE FINDS A.EIVEE lEYEL
After trie Inspector Satisfies Himself the
Farmers Fixed it.
HAEDLI AMI PUEE MILK 0 OT PENJJ AYR
The man who is. driving around town in
a handsomely-painted wagon and Tinging
the bell for people to come out and buy
chalk water instead ojf milk, better take an
early- warning" and mend his ways, for
yerilythe.dayof retribution, is near, and
the merciless hand of the law will reach
him before rhe is aware of it ,
Mr. McCutcheon, Milk, and Meat In
spector ortho-Health Bureau, is organizing
.a-yery vigorous warfare against' the iitf
posters 3vho;foist watered milk upon a -confiding
public; and woe betide those he may
catch In tEe act.
OveKlOO gallons of the adulterated arti
clerhirVe')Jeen poured into the Ohio river since
last .Saturday, and there is yet more to come
.and appropriately find its watery grave.
1 THHEE FEESH IHFOBSIATIOHS.
j yesterday afternoon Mr. McCutcheon made
informations" against the following named
parties . before Alderman Means, on
FrankStown avenue. East End: A Kau
nas, of Ernler station; J. H. McMall, of
Wilson station, and Charles Erie, of Wilson
station. These men are wholesale milk dealers,
and supply the bakers and general stores in
the alleged lacteal article in several of the
Stores along Penn avenue last week and found,
invariably, that it contained from 25 to 60 per
cent of water. All the storekeepers protested
that they did not use the water bucket to fill
their milk cans, and then the Inspector went
further. After he had obtained the names of
the farmers he resolved to give them a surprise
by-meeting them as they came to town. On
last Saturday morning he went to a small sta
tion on the Lake Erie Railroad, behind Woods'
Mill in the West End. where, he had been told,
the farmers shipped.their milk.
MOKE "WATEE FOB. THE OHIO.
As soon as the cans came along he bad them
opened, and, upon testing- them, he found 50
out of 250 gallons to be below the required
standard. The adulterated milk was at once
poured into the Ohio river.
Mr. McCutcheon also made information be
fore Alderman .Soffel, -of Mount Washington,
against Peter Schuck and Jacob Kacher. both
of whom do business on Mount Washington.
Schuclff was fined $20 and costs, but the case
against Kacher was held over, because he said
that he could bring proof of his innocence.
Mr. McCutcheon has in his pocket several
more informations against milk purveyors, and
he said yesterday that he was prepared to
pounce upon the delinquents at' the flrst op
portunity. COUNCILS' BDSY DAT,
A Spirited Debate on a Bnrlal Ordinance
The Bait Ordinance Defeated Chief
Brown Make a Report.
Both branches of Councils met yesterday
and a special meeting oi the Select branch
will be held to-day. In Select Council yes
terday the ordinance regulating public balls
was defeated. Mr. Lambie submitted a
supplementary report from Chiet Brown rela
tive to the amount'of hose now in use by the
Bureau of Fire.
Controller Morrow reported the purchase of
98,800 city of Pittsburg bonds.
An ordinance governing the funerals and
burials of persons having died of contagious or
infectious diseases caused a spirited debate,
but failed for want of a legal majority, as did
also an ordinance providing for the protection
The Junction Railroad was granted a right
tto construct tracks and buildings over Spring
'.alley; and the legislative bill relating to grade
crossings was approved. A new hose house will
bo.erectcd in the Thirty-second ward. An ordi
nance extending the time for commencement
of work of the construction of Pittsburg Pas
senger Railway one year was adopted.
In Common Council the grade crossing act
was approved. A resolution passed both
branches requesting the Citizens' traction
road to place- a watchman at the East End
power house entrance.
TUENIKG OUT HEW DEUGQISTS.
The Examinations of the School of Phar
macy Being Held.
A scholarly-looking young man picked
up andnnocent-looking bottle, uncorked it,
brought.it near his nose, then threw his
head back with such violence that he almost
dislocated his collar bone; tears streamed down
his face, and he kept on smelling other bottles.
It was the annual examination in chemistry of
52 young men of the School of Pharmacy last
The graduating class numbers 18. The exam
ination this evening will be on materia medica
and botany, and to-morrow evening in phar
macy. The result will not be known until
Monday. The examination last evening was
held in the school rooms and was very search
ing. BELTA ON DECK AGAIN.
She Makes a. Speech to the Alabama Volnn
, teen at the Depot.
Belva LockwQod was at the depot last
evening. The Jefferson Volunteers, of Bir
mingham, Ala., were there also, and when
they found out who the bright lady was they
asked to be introduced. The boys gathered
around her, and 'Belva made a speech. They
were out for a lark and blockaded the depot,
when Officer Harrison was compelled to dis
perse the crowd. Belva apologized, and the
gallant troopers gave three cheers for the old
Belva hoped President Harrison would send
her as Minister to the moon. She would then
have an air ship built and wonld transport all
the office seekers to the earth's satellite.
HAIF A MILLION NOW.
The Good Templars are Prolific of Consti
tutional Amendment Literature. ESKEK
"After we hadprinted-100,000 copies of
these prohibition tracts we thought there
were plenty for the campaign," said 'Squire
Leslie, Orand Chief Templar of the L O. G. T.
yesterday. "But so great has been the demand
for tbem throughout Pennsylvania that presses
have been kept constantly at work, and now
we have printed, and Scattered broadcast,- 550,
000 tracts. .
"The printers are at present putting in tract
form Grand Master Workman Powderly's rea
sons for supporting constitutional amendment
which appeared in ' The Dispatch exclu
sively." .BIGGEESTAFF IN A BOX.
A Law nnd Order Man Charged With Re
ceiving Stolen Chicken.
Mr. Thomas Biggerstaff was committed
to court under $300 bail yesterday for re
ceiving stolen goods. The case came up be
fore Magistrate McEenna, and Mr. LeVinson
was the prosecutor.
The complainant' alleges that Biggerstaff.
bought some chickens from a man, when' he
knew that they were stolen from bis (Levin
son's) premises. Biggerstaff is Oneot the offi
cers employed by the Law and Order Society,
having been identified with that organization
from the moment it started.
WINDOM ALMOST DISTEACTED.
He Write to Mr.'Andrews That He b Over
ran With Office Seekers.
Colonel James Andrews went East last
evening. He said he had received .a few
private letters from Mr. Windom since he
became Secretary ef the Treasury. He com
plained that he is overrun with office seekers,
and so far has not been able to get down to
There will be a meeting ot the Tehnantepeo
Ratify projectors held in a short time. The
Colonel said Mr. Windom's advancement would
help the scheme with foreign bankers,who will
furnish most of the money.
A New Thins; la Sharing; Soap. ,
Colgate 4 Go.s Demulcent Shaving T3oap
contains peculiar ingredients for softenkg the
beard and cooling the skin.
The. 'Commlss'fonersfilp. of" Larjor Attracts--Rankin
n New Candidate PeMOnaillT
. Aeqnnlnted With Ben. ' f :
Mr. A. C, -Rankin, "the well-known tem
perance.lecturer, formerly of thisMjityand
ex-Master Workman'oD.' A, No.. Knights
of Laborr was in town yesterday. ,'Cp, a
number oi-friends -ba spoke' of. his cfharfces
of securing the office of Commissioner of
Labor, so eagerly; sought by labor , leaders
all over the country, and especially in'thlr city.
Mr. Rankin said there are about 20 candidates
in the field, all after Carroll Wright's shoes.
Among them Secretary Martin, of the Amal
gamated Association, and President Campbell,
of the Window Glass Workers' Association,
are generally considered to have the best
chances, while very few people knew that
Rankin was a candidate.
Ex-Master Workman Rankin thinks that
owing to his personal acquaintance with Presi
dent Harrison, and the good work he did for
the latter in Indiana in the campaign, he will
be entitled to some consideration. During the
Blaine campaign of 1884 It was Rankin's fortune
to. bo assigned by tho National Committee on
the same stumping route with Har.ison. To
gether the two men addressed largo crowds all
through the Hoosler State, and became fast
friends. The majority of the K. of Lc delegates
who attended the Indianapolis convention say
that Rankin improved this acquaintance, and
was on very familiar terms with the then pri
vate citizen and lawyer, Harrison. Ho took
ru.ost of the -Kni ,hts up to Harrison's house and
Rankin does not take much stockin petitions,
as he says the President and others In Wash
ington throw them aside when presented.
When he went to Washington to see President
Arthur in the interest of, John Jarrett, he only
had two names. He said that the two names,
with the letters he carried, had mere weight
than 1,000 general names would have on-a peti
tion. He was satisfied that Jarrett would have
been appointed to the position, if it were not
for the unfortunate speech the latter made
against Arthur at Lafayette Hall.
Blanks have been received in this city from
ex-Secretary Charles Litcbmau.of the Knights
of Labor-who is also a candidate for the po
sition. The blanks are not specific, however,
as to what office Mr. Litcbman is after. The
officials of D. A 3 think that he will weigh his
chances for securing the place. If ho sees be
cannot get it, they say he will use the names on
a petition for another office.
What appears to bo the preliminary to a
quarrel has broken out among the friends of
Secretary Martin and President Campbell as to
the merits ot their respective candidates.
Eccles Robinson, Who rendered good service
on the stump for President Harrison, will per
sonally seethe latter, and urge the appoint
ment of Mr. Campbell. The latter stumped
New York and New Jersey In the campaign,
and thinks he is entitled to the place.
EEESE IN THE SOOTH".
Tho Pittsburg Inventor Home Again From
Hi Trip to Birmingham.
Jacob Reese, the inventor, of this city,
returned yesterday from a ten days' trip to
the Southern iron fields.. In speaking of
his trip he. said:
I have just come from Birmingham, Ala.
While at that place I saw a letter from Judge
;Bond. of New York, stating that he had advice
that a member of the firm of Cooper, Hewitt &
Co. had started for Birmingham with a view of
investing $5,000,000 in the iron and steel busi
ness there. The plant was to turn out beams,
girders and 'other structural ingot Iron and
In regard to the report that I was interested
in the establishment of an armor plate plant at
Sheffield. Ala., I have a letter from a firm of
shipbuilders on the Delaware, saying that they
will take all the plates I can manufacture in
two years, without going to Sheffield to make
them. A Philadelphia syndicate has offered to
take the plant of the Sheffield Steel and Iron
Company, whose capital stock is $1,000,000, at
par, although it only cost half thatmuch. The
offer Was refused, and the Philadelphia parties
bought $170,000 worth of stock at $7C per share.
While in Memphis, Tenn., I saw the most
efficient cotton factory in the world. The ma
chinery is all automatic By the breaking of
one thread in the 500 which run Into the goods,
the machinery would stop itself.
The lack of capital being attracted to Ala
bama and Tennessee has not been exaggerated.
There i3 an abundance of coal, iron and other
mineral deposits, which are awaiting develop
ment. COAL MINEES' CONTENTION.
The Delegates Left Lant Nigh t for the Meet--t
F. Is. RoDBlilsinr3H;orge' L, Anderson,
representing--the railroad coal operators of
this city, and" a number of other delegates
left last night for Columbus, O., to attend the
adjourned convention of the mine owners and
miners to be held at that place to-day. The
former want to reduce the wage scale, but any
attempt to do so will be resisted by the mlner3
It is' not unlikely that the convention will
adjourn without anything being done.
The Brlckmaker' Scale.
L. A. 2016, Knights of Labor, Brickmakers.
met last night and added a number of details
to their new wage scale. The latter is now
finished and will be presented to the manufac
turers next week.
IT WILL EEQUIEE $3,000.
Noted Orators Secured by tho Washlngtoa
The "Washington Inaugural Centennial
Committee met last night and adopted an
invitation. The orators will be Major Mc
Kinley, General A. E. King, Baltimore, and
President Adams, of Cornell University. The
Finance Committee estimated that $3,000 will
ay all the expenses. The Allegheny School
oard has consented to co-operate.
Allegheny, Pa., )
Monday, March 11; 1889.' )
At a special meeting of the directors of
the German National Bank of Allegheny,
Pa., the death of Mr. William Buente being
announced, the following minute was
It is rith deep sorrow that we have learned
of the death of our fellow director; that,
while we humbly submit to the decrees of an
Allwise Providence, it is but fitting that we
should express our appreciation of him,
who, during his service of four years, by
his good business methods aud "financial
judgment, made a valuable director, we
recognize in him a man of strict integrity,
who, by his kind disposition, endeared him
self to all -with whom he came in contact.
We realize that by his death this bank lost
a true friend, the community a good citizen
and the family a kind husband and father.
That we extend to the sorrowing family
our heartfelt sympathy in their sad bereave
ment; that we'attend the iuneral as a body.
That the above be spread on the minutes
of the bank, published in the daily papers
and a copy be sent to the family of the de
ceased. L. Waxtee, Sb., President.
Jos. Stbatman, Cashier.
The Printing Art.
Eaving-remodelled and enlarged my print
ing establishment, and introduced new and
improved presses, Lam now, prepared to do
book and catalogue work in the highest style
of the art.
General mercantile, legal, railroad and
show printing executed promptly.
Our new'press, specially designed for fine
catalogue work, is the only press of the kind
in the city, and is without an equal. .
Call and examine our specimens and
obtain estimates. Bespectfully,
Percy F. Smith,
Virgin alley, 1 door below Smithfield street.
Our Third Lot Printed India Silks at 75c
These are, if anything, even better value
than those already sdld at. this price same
width (27 Inches),.lieht and dark colors;
choice styles in black and white' also.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Elbeeon cbeameby is the best butter;
warranted pure Elgin. Ask your grocer
for it. Scott, Poth& Co.,
Our First Millinery Opening Spring, 1SS9.
To-day, Wednesday and Thursday, over
100 imported pattern bonnets and hats.
Jos. Hobne & Co's
Penn Avenue Stores.
Spring Millinery Opening
Thursday and Friday; be sure.and come in.
Hobne & WAED, 41 Fifth ave.
Gin Tubing All Sizes,
Lard .oil burtfers all kinds, railroa'd lant
ernsbest make, at Craighead's, 615 Smith
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APortune 'Teller Complaint to Court An
Aldermanlc Detective Agency Concerned
One Detective la Jail.
, With, pri Alderman or two quite recently
deposed and Imprisoned; with Judges Stowe,
Collier arid White frequently intimating
from the bench that other like magistrates
are exceeding their statutory powers, the public
might presume that the causes for such com
plaint' would diminish. But here may be an
other; only one side of which, however, appears
as yet: '
Mrs. Charles McMinanan, of Fortieth street,
came before Judge White yesterday tor sen
tence as a fortune teller. At her attorney's
suggestion, she gave the Court her version of
how she came to that strait. She said:
"A day or so after I'had employed Attorney
Sullivan to defend me from this offense which
I did not know to be a crime, when arrested,
he came to my place and said that if I would
give $50 for expenses and $10 for his fee the
whole would be dropped andsettledandlcould
go on with my business of fortune telling. I
gave mm tne money. iao uuk ujv .v u.b
sure, I thought I would go and. see the alder
man (Porter). I did so, andwar.told that'the
case had been settled and 1 could go on telling
'fortunes. I never thought of tuiy.mora.trouble
and went on. The wife and sister-in-law of
Perry Bailey, one of Porter's detectives, came
to mo and had their fortunes told. The next
day I was arrested again by the sAmeageney.
I tell fortunes because I am'unable to work."
Judge White This is a very strange proceed
ing. Mr. Mcnvaine, you wfll please secure a
transcript of Alderman Porters record,,and
we will see about this case at another time. ,
Yesterday arternooivPerry Bailey, employed
as detective on the agency, which is alleged to
be operated by Alderman W. H: Porteirwas
arrested'by Constable Charles Porter, of Alder
mah McMastera.' office, and lodged, in. Jail on
three very serious charges' of 'crifflinaTassiult.
The prosecutrix is Jennie Davis, of S317Penn
avenue. Shercharger that" he-dBCoyedrhind-cuff
ed and outrageously treated her. The de
fendant is held in default of 3,000 bail.. -. -
PEEPAELN'G FOE TflJS FIGHT;'
The Liquor Men Are Sawing Wood and Saying-
Brewer Straub and Mr. Wertheimer, in
the interests of the liquor men, went last
evening to attend a small gathering, so they
said. Both gentlemen were very mum, and
didn't wantmuch said about it.
"We are keeping our mouths shut and saw
ing wood," remarked Mr. Straub. "I believe
that's how the politicians express it. When
the time comes we will make ourselves heard."
Everybody Will Want Some of These India
The best styles of all to-day, at the same
low prices 7fi cents; thev're wide (27
inches); they're choice styles; black and
whites among them, too.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
To S. Hamilton's 91 and 93 Fifth ave. We
have placed on sale a lot of good second
hand organs and pianos, some of them as
low as $10, old style cases, but good tone.
We are constantly trading in very good or
gans and pianos for our new ones. They
accumulate faster than the regular business
can dispose of them, but as they must go, to
make room for other goods, we sell them at
whatever they will bring. Come in now.
We also have a number of those special bar
gain 5190 pianos. We know we can please
you if you will give us a call. Come in
and try ns. S. Hamilton,
91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
As this is our first season in this line, our
stock is entirely new and fresh, and our
prices are below anything yon have ever
known. All grades from 5c a bolt to finest
gold. Select your paper now.
Abthub, Schondelmyee & Co.,
tts 08 and 70 .Ohio St., Allegheny.
The Tery Handsomest Trimmed Bonnet
And hats at our opening Thursday and Fri
day this week.
Hobne & Wabd, 41 Fifth aye.
Aitkin, Francois, Tile, Meyers, Morrison
And other celebrated New Tork milliners,
represented by the latest productions in
bonnets and hats, at -our millinery opening
to-day. Jos! Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A Big Cat.
We have made a big cut this week in
prices in suits for boys and children. If
you want boys' clothing at half price, come
this week to the Hub. Bemember. every
thing must be sold and now is your chance
for big bargains in clothing for men and
boy. Call at the Boston Clothing House,
439 Smithfield street.
The Very Ilandioracst Trimmed Bonnet
And hats at our opening Thursday and Fri
day this week.
Hobne & Wabd, 41 Fifth ave.
Everybody Likes Them.
Boyal fruit biscuit are the finest things of
the kind ever turned- out in a Pittsburg
bakery. Your grocer keeps them.
tufsu S. S Maevin & Co.
"More New Lace Flouncing and Drapery
Paris embroidered flonncings-r-Brazilian
beetle embroidered flounces and other rare
novelties. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The best regulator ofthe digestive organs,
also best appetizer known, is Angostura
Printed Bengallnes, $2 Quality at 75 Cent,
Beautiful goods for tea gowns and sum
mer dresses the most fashionable fabric,
and only 75c. " Jos. Hobne & Co.s
Penn Avenue Stores.
BIBER & EA9TON.
NEW IMPORTATIONS NOW OPEN.
French Novelty Robes. Very stylish, com
plete without other trimming. Take an early
choice, $10, $12 SO, $15. 318. $20 and $25 a pattern.
Spring Wool Fabrics. Special attention in
vited to our 60c range of wide all-wool goods.
Diversity of styles in rays, stripes, checks,
blocks dnd solid colors.
Spring Cashmeres in all the late shades.
Quality L 36-inch, 37Jc. Quality 5; 88-Inch,
50a Quality 3, 38-Inch. 65c
Silk' stock complete with the best attainable
values.. March prices will save you money.
.Never such qualities in Cashmere finish' Gros
Grain Silks as are now offering.
Gros Grain at $1, 51 25, Si CO and $2.
Armure Silks at $1, $1 23, $1 50 and $2.
"Batin Luxors, $1 2a, $1 60, $1 75 and $2.
Double Twill Surahs, 75c, 90c and 5L
Drap de Sole, Brocade and other fancy
weaves on the same close' scale of prices.
Cotton Dress Goods will meet your wants in
a large line of novelty ataiL staple materials in
Ginghams, Satines and Etolle du Nords,
SPRING MANTLES, JACKETS and .
LONG WRAPS ' t
Now open in Suit Room.
Ut:fe'. 5O5AND'607 MARKET ST. ."HS-'f
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BEST AUEANTS WILL FIGHT. '.
Secret Meetlpg Yesterday ATJuIoBForraed,
and Test Cae Will be Fought Money
A secret meeting Of the restaurant keep
ers of the two cities-was called yesterday ia
Old'CityHalljia order to take action on
the numerous oleomargarine suits. About
25 were in attendance, and the reporters
were obliged to withdraw as the meeting
was of the star chamber sort,
John Dirnling was elected President 'of
the new organization, with S. Miller Treas
urer and Wm. Baird Secretary. A ele-gram-was
read from a prominent Philadelphia
restaurant keeper saying that decisions in
numerous suits in that city had been reserved,
as no law could be found covering the points.
Chairman Dirnling denied that he had settled
his case as reported, but that he would fight
it, and at his suggestion a vote wasr taken to
tears, the sense of those present, and all but
three voted In favor of forming a union to
fiRht the question, and even these three were
afterward gathered into the fold; Amovenraa
made that $5 be subscribed for a protective)
fund. This was amended to $10 acl carried,
and every man present put his 'name down ler
The Chairman here took occasion to remark
that everybody In the business used oleomar
garine, but a gentleman in the back seat took
exceptions, and said they did not use it at the
Moriongahela House. It was then decided that '
the.' first case that came up should be foughXto
the -death as a test case, and- a committee-iCPD-Slsting
of Messrs. Miller, Taylor and Skees-was
appointed to secure an attorney aud visicall
.restaurants and tell them ot the intention and
coifect the $10".- 3Ir. J. Scott Fergusoawas
chosen as attorney. tS.
Jtfessrs. King. .-Miller and Sorg werejjip
pointedto attend the Wholesale and Retail
Grocers' Association, and a petition from'.taat
body asking for the repeal of the obnoxious
law was signed by an. Petitions for the 'same
purpose are to-be circulated bythe committee.
. After instructions that- the. meeting should
be kept quiet they adjourned to meet la.jthe
same place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. It is" claimed theDalrymen's Associa
tion is doingbe prosecuting.
New TelesTaph Office.
Workmen were engaged yesterday putting
wire in the Lewis block for the establishment
of a telegraph office of the Postal Company in
the building. The office will be on the first
floor, and will be opened April L
Sprinjr Millinery Opening;
Thursday and Friday: be snre and come'in.
Hobne & Wabd, 41 Fiith ave.
JOB. HDBNEJ ED.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
SPRING NOVELTIES. '
In our Cloak Room, this week, latest
whims in imported Wraps, Mantles and
Jackets, including many . exclusive
Mi3Ses'. Children's and Infants' Out
fits, the largest assortment we have
'ever shown, medium to finest qualities.
More Paris Robe Dress Patterns the
finest and most elegant we hare ever
Spring shades, in both Suede and Kid
Gloves. Jouvin, Alexandre and'-other"
Elegant novelties in Beaded and
Metal Galloons now ready; fine iblack
Crochet Trimmings; striking novelties
In the large Directolre Buttons. 1
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First of our spring Importations
"cable dye" fast, black, fancy striped
Cotton and Lysla Hose; black and
colors in fine quality pure Silk Hosier;
OUR NEW MILLINERY
Show room and-100 Pattern Spring. $
- Bonnets and Hats this week; ' j
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