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Third avenue; S. F. Hatch, 16 Grant
street; Frank Lutz, .52 Diamond street;
John Litschge, 116 Smithfield street;
Andrew K. Martell, 105 Smithfield street; M.
F. Maloney, 119 Diamond street; Gustav Mark.
109 Smithfield street: Amand Mihm, 101 Smith
field street; William Miller. 212 Second avenue;
Wolfgang Miller, SO Diamond street; F. C.
Miller, corner Water and Smithfield streets;
Harry B. Mohler, 110 Smithfield street; James
A-Jdorrow, 16 Smlthfieldstreet:Martin Pflster,
corner Grant and Water streets; Samuel Pais
ley, 201 Fourth avenue; Charles Preston, corner
Water and Ross streets; liouis Ruppel, 212
Smithfield street; Frederick Stolte, 210 Grant
street. Frederick Schmidt, S2 Diamond street;
If. S. Snyder, corner Grant street and Fourth
avenue; John Weiss. 411 Smithfield street
Third ward William Ashworth, 602 Liberty
avenue; JUchard R. Bennett. 504 Smithfield
street; A. B. Bihlman, 49 and 51 Diamond street:
George J. B'erberich, 605 Grant street.
EOCKY EOADS TO THE BAB.
The man who was refused a license last
year and applies this year has a hard row to
hoe. His Honor asks this series of ques
tions: "Did you get license last year? If
not, why should you get it this year?' Have
you, while without license, sold or given
away liauor? "What was your occupation
in the "meantime? Yon kept a boarding
house or restaurant, did you? Did you sell
any soft drinks in it?"
The rst query is easy enough to answer;
the second usually staggers the applicant,
and the remainder are fired at him so rap
idly that he has no chance to recover.
Samuel Ahernathy, the first applicant, was
an example. Judge "White said:
"Why do you want a license?"
"I have no particular reason," was the
reply, and that ended Mr. Abernathy's ex
perience as an applicant.
The lack of disputation yesterday ren
dered the proceedings monotonous at times,
so that only the more interesting situations
are noted below.
Angelo Ivol.fellow-countryman of "Count
di Montercole," appeared and disappeared
so suddenly that he seemed only a passing
shadow. He was refused a license last, year,
and he could not stand this year's questions.
The first woman to apply was Margaret Kin
ney. The Court was easy with her. hut she
will have to seek her answer in the stars." if
she gets it for some weeks yet.
C. C Dickey, Esq- acted as chaperon for
Martin Logan. The attorney admitted that he
was not a success in that position, as last year ,
he had deposited his only applicant "in the
soup," but he modestly added that as this was
his onlv case this vear he hoped he would win.
Judge White said'he would see what could be
done for him.
Fred Kellerman was the first man questioned
in regard to his bondsmen.
OTSTEB PADDT'S SUCCESSOR.
Daniel Lydon, who has Oyster Paddy's old
place, was placed under a hot fire on all sides,
but came np smiling and not so very groggy.
The Central Hotel was the last application
heard durine the morning session. The fact
was brought out that it was in this bouse that '
the Dimmey jury got their liquor. The witness
said it was furnished without the knowledge of
The first case heard after the noon session
was that of Henry L. Berger, Diamond and
Grant streets. He was put through a lively
course, as his saloon is near the Court House
and can be easilv observed.
When John Dbrew's case was being heard the
Court remarked when Dbrew said he was re
fused a license last year: -'We can't grant all
these licenses; there must be a good reason
M. H. Frev was refused last year. Mr. Frey
was finished with the remark: "We are not
likelv to grant any more licenses this year than
laet year unless we can have most excellent
B. Gallisatb, the well known G. A. R. man.
passed his little examination as easily as a duck
Messrs. Goodwin, of the Oil Exchange res
taurant, never keep open on Sunday, aud
closes at llio'clockTheir receipts are about
$115 a day, S15 of which are from the bar.
Walter Green, of 195 Second avenue, found
"soft drinks" to be a stumbling block, and he
Several other minor cases were heard, with
a result that only J udge White and the Sphinx
A. K. Martell, 105 Smithfield street, applied
for a license last year and had got one. He ap
plied yesterdav and he J udge White will give the
remainder of the sentence.
M. F Maloney. 119 Diamond street, said: l have
about 75 mealers. Receipts are about fSO a day. 1
do not sell to minors or to intoxicated men." Mr.
Malonev left the rail smiling. His case is appar
Amand Mltam. 101 Smithfield street, came next.
The first question was: "Do you keep lodgers?"
to which he replied: "No sir." "What are your
receipts?" "About 35 from liquor and 125 from
William Miller, of 101 Smithfield street, was
asked: "Did you apply for a license last vear?"
"Ves, sir," he replied. "And were refused?"
"Yes, sir." He left the railing without being
INCLUDE." G OLD MOJTOJTGAHELA.
After Wolfgang Miller's 60 mealers a day had
been disposed of, F. C. Miller, of tbe M&nonga-,
hela House, came to the front, and. In a low tone,
answered His Honor's questions. Judge White
smlledas he asked them. What they were could
not be fully overheard. Xo objections were made
against the granting of the license to the famous
old hostelry, however.
Harrv B. Mohler. proprietor of the First Ave
nue Hotel, wanted license for that house. Judge
White asked him If he "is married, to which he
answered In the affirmative.
James A. Morrow, 16 Smithfield street, was put
through a great course of sprouts. He had ot
his license transferred from John Ashwortb; fed
40 or 50 mealers a day, and had kept a saloon on
Liberty street, wnere, as he admitted to Attorney
Yost, he had been prosecuted. Ashworth also oc
cupied the upper part of his present place, despite
"You kept your Liberty 6treet saloon open in
defiance of the law. because you were not going
to apply again?" asked Mr. Yost.
".No, sir; I did at first, because my neighbors
tld. I closed It when nrosecnted."
Joslah Cohen. Esq., stated that Jndge Collier
had granted the, transfer to the man. as lie had
made satisfactory promises to atone for his past
misdeeds, and that ne was a wounded soldier and
could not do outside work.
Martin 1'fister. corner Grant and Water streets,
said: "Iuavelrom six to ten lodgers a day. Mv
Income is about f 15 a day from the restaurant, and
(33 a da v from bar."
Hon. B. C. Christy Is it not a fact that you ran
two bars until 16th of February?"
"No, sir. I put a piece or counter up, as the
crowd was so large,"
"Is your 'restaurant1 not a lunch counter?"
"Vou say vou only kept one bar?"
"Yes. sir. The other was a piece of the counter
which ran around the corner."
Samuel Paisley, of all Fourth avenue, kept only
a saloon, and not a restaurant; never sold on
"Do women get drunk there?" he was asked.
"Yes, sir; sometimes. They come In and say
they cannot drink city water."
"Do yon give them a drink?"
"Ves, sir. 1 close at 7:30 o'clock, except on Sat
urday, when I close at 11 o'clock.' '
back: to the records.
Charles Preston (colored), corner of Water and.
Ross streets, keeps Hotel Crescent, and was for
mally In the saloon business on Old avenue. Hon.
li. C Christy then got in a shot at the applicant,
for lie said: "I do not know what kind of a place
he keeps now; but he kept a mighty unsavory
place on Old avenue. It was noted about here."
Louis Hurpel, No. 212 Smithfield street, had 17
rooms in his place, but kept no lodgers: only a
restaurant. No minors, women or Intoxicated
men drank at bis bar: his receipts were fJO to S40
daily, and he kept dosed on Sundays.
Frederick Stolte, of 210 Grant street, bobbed np
serenely for the following. dialogue:
Have von no license?'
"No, sir; I was refused one."
"What reason have you ror applying again?"
"I wns refused last year, and thought I would
try again this year."
is that your only reason?"
Frederick Schmidt. No. 82 Diamond street
Seven rooms, 8 boarders and 40 mealers. Receipts
from restaurant, about $20 a day, and from bar
from $30 to (33 a day.
NlckS. Snjder, of the St. Nicholas Hotel 52
rooms does not sell Illegally: has two barkeepers;
but when his examination was almost concluded,
and a smile was illuminating his countenance at
its easiness, Mr. Christy Hepped forward ana
said: "Do men throw dice at your bar for
"Do yon ever 6ell to women, in buckets?" was
the next query, which, in view of the fact that
bustles are still worn. Implied that there might be
some verv big buckets in vogue.
Yes sir," was the reply, however; "There are
some boarding houses nearby, and I sell to them
Do you sell to children in buckets?" i smaller
ones would hold the children, probably.!
"No. sir." (After some hesitation. )
"Docs a man come out and get the bucket, and
then give them beer?"
"No. sir; not that I know of."
Mr. Christy called a witness to prove this man
to be mistaken. Mrs. Echails was sworn and said:
"1 have on two occasions seen a clilil come to the
door and give a man a bucket. He would return
in a few moments and give the child the bucket.
tie looaea like a worktngman. i nave seen women
carry buckets and pitchers of beer away from the
same place. They usually came from the direc
tion or Koss street and Fourth avenue. I do not
know who they arc."
"What do you know or this, Mr. Snyder?"
asked his lawyer. '
"i do not know of it. Men might come in and
buy beer and give to children to take home. I will
sot permit auy of my barkeepers to sell to chil
dren, though I sell beer to a man named Snyder
and to the wives of some neighbors. Women come
from a boarding house on Fourth avenue."
A VERY WET STREET.
John Weiss, or 411 Smithfield street, came up,
and when his place of business was announced
Judge White remarked there were too many
saloons on Smithfield street. Mr. Weiss does not
sell illegally: rents upstairs to another partv: re
ceipts rrom bar, S30to40 a day, and from restau
rant ?10 to ?12 a day.
William Ashwbrth, or 602 Liberty avenue, was
"Have you a license now?"
"No, sir: I was refused last year."
'For the same place?' .,
Mr. Ashworth's examination was short, very
short; in fact, so short as to be discouraging. He
gave no reason why the Court should change Us
mind this year.
A. 11. Hiulman, of Atlantic Gardens, on Dia
mond street My father is at the place every day;
have about 100 mealers: receipts V0 a day; no
loafing or distui nances about the door.
George J. Berberlche, 6U5 Grant street, was re
fused a license last year, for the same place, but
"I keep a lestaurant, and I need a bar." "Is
that all?" he was asked. 'That's all, " he replied,
and stepped down.
MIGHTY PROFITABLE AT RETAIL:
Richard B. Bennett, 504 Smithfield street,
claimed he lived np to the requirements of the law
in every respect. Hedenled selling to intoxicated
Judge White 1 saw men drunk in front of your
place last week.
The applicant Insisted that he never sold liquor
to intoxicated men.
"What arc your receipts?"
ADout$S0,000 a year."
"You sell largely at wholesale?"
"No, sir; I have only a retail license."
Judge Whitc-I pass your place frequently and
see many bottles. In my opinion it is a violation
of the law to sell In bottles on a retail license. Do
yon ship any away?
"No, sir: I turn the orders over to my brother,
who is a wholesale dealer."
Hon. B. C Christy We understand that only
the First and Second wards would be up to-day.
We have witnesses against this man; out they
are not here to-day.
Judge 'Whlteir that is the case I will adjourn
court until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning, when
we will continue the examination of Mr. Bennett.
It is expected that 100 cases will be heard
to-day. This will include the applicants
from the Kinth ward.
A EIVAL FOR FIFTH AYE.
Thnt Is Whnt the Opponents of Only a Pnr.
tlal Widening of Diamond Street Want
How They Could Get Iu
"While the proposition to open Diamond
alley so as to make a grand street of it seems
to meet with considerable favor, not only on
the street, but elsewhere, the other one, to
open it to a width of 40 feet from Diamond
square to Wood street, is being fought with a
vim by most of the property owners In the
square, that commands admiration even from
The opposers are led by Black & Baird, the
real estate agents, and the members of the firm
say that 75 per cent of the owners will fight it
until they go down in the last ditch. It is
claimed by these remonstrants that they are
not opposed to widening, if it is to the extent of
50 feet, and all the way from Liberty
avenue at the head of Fifth street to
Smithfield street and with a connection that
will bring them into direct communication
with Forbes" street. They say there would be
no necessity to widen Diamond street above
Smithfield; that all needed there is repaving,
as the street above Smithfield would not be
wanted for commercial purposes; but they say
that 40 feet width from Market square to
Wood street would be worthless, an expense
without attendant advantage.
M'. Black says that property on First, Sec
ond and Third avenues is worth no more than
it was 50 years ago.simply because those streets
are not wide enough to be used for stores.
Fourth avenue, ho says, being devoted to finan
cial pursuits, gets along well enough, because a
$100,000 transaction may be performed by two
people without wagons or carriages, while, were
it a retail street, it would require the opera
tions of 10,000 people to effect the same amount
of business, and not only a wide street, -but
wide sidewalks would be necessary.
At present the Brooks high license law has
destroyed the value of Diamond alley to a
great extent. Mr. Black also states that
whereas now 75 per cent of the property in in
terest opposes the proposed project, 95 per cent
would support one having for its object the
street 50 feet wide from Fifth to Smithfield
and a connection with Forbes at the eastern
end of Diamond street. This, he savs, would
give a needed connection between the East End
and the lower part of Allegheny, when the new
bridge is bnilt
There seemed to be an Indisposition to talk
among councilmen. Mr. Carnahan shouldered
the inquirer onto K. Q. Bighani, Esq., and Mr.
Bigbam passed him over to Black fc Baird.
DELEGATES POURING Hi.
The Slate Session of the Royal Arcanum
The biennnial State session of the Boyal
Arcanum will begin in Lafayette Hall this
morning. Tnere are ISO conncils in the
State, and the majority will be represented.
A number of the delegates arrived last night.
The grand officers will come in this morning.
H. K. Lathy, Grand Regent, ana Dr. J. H.
Wright, Secretary, are already here. Joe
Langntt is the Vice Regent, and the chances
are that Joseph will step into the Grand
A number of the members were interviewed
last night about the legislative bill now pend
ing to tax the insurance feature of secret
orders. None of them had any fears that the
bill would pass. The majority held that many
of the legislators belong to these secret organi
zations, and they would not dare to pass such a
law. The subject -will be discussed at the
FOE THE MASSES.
An Ex-Convict to Hold a Popular Open-Air
Uleetlng In the City.
The Rev. Edward Randall, formerly of
Martinsburg, Pa., bat now of Washington,
D. C, is in the city, and proposes to inaugurate
his "union mission" work.
The first outdoor meeting will be held this
evening at 7:30 at the foot of Second avenue,
and a hall will be secured afterward.
The Rev. Randall is a reformed convict, and
is the famous man who did the mysterious
Scriptuial lettering on rocks and fences over
ten years ago, and created such a sensation.
He has received the hearty support of the
churches, as they concede be reaches people
whom they cannot in the highways and by
ways. He disclaims all connection with the
Salvation Army, and Ins movement is support
ed by voluntary contributions.
AN UP-COUNTRY TE10.
Ex-Senator Hall Says Dr. Lee Is Not a
Candidate for Governor.
Three-prominent up-country politicians
were at the Monongahela House yesterday,
J. Boss Thompson, of Brie, and ex-Senators
John G. Hall, of Ridgeway, and 3. W. Lee, of
Ex-Senator Hall said: "You know Lee and I
were In the State Senate together for eight
years. We are not Senators now, and are try
ing to lead bonest lives. No, I don't believe
Mr. Lee is a candidate for Governor. I haven't
Seen his name mentioned, and I feel pretty
sure he doesn't want it.
Elk county, 1 think, will vote against prohi
bition; at least a few years aco local option
was defeated by a majority of TOO."
NAVIGATION OPENS TO-DAY.
The Plttsbnrc Committee Fixes the Lako
Differential to Detroit.
The Pittsburg committee of freight agents
met in Mr. Means' office and fixed the
rail and lake differentials to be allowed for
Detroit. Navigation will open to-day, and
Detroit 'shippers prefer to have their goods
shipped by boat from Cleveland, Sandusky,
Toledo and other lake points reached by the
A reduction of 3 cents will be made on the
first three classes, and 2 cents on the last three
THE GOOD WORK CONTINUES.
A Raft of Craft With Coal Seeks the Waters
of the Fair Ohio.
There bas been no rain for a week or
more, but the stage of water in the Ohio
still keeps up. Yesterday there was good coal'
boat water, and s,ome coal was taken out.
The Tom Dodsworth, Alex Swift and Acorn
arrived from Cincinnati yesterday with tows of
empties, and. they will start on a return trip
this morning. The Pierrepont, Ark and Nellie
Walton made a break yesterday for the lower
ports with good loads.
IIEE QUEER HALLUCINATION.
Christine Dornbercer Won't Drop That
Mesmeric Racket at AH.
Hiss Christine Hornberger.Jof the South
side, still believes that Peter HJeinst has
mesmerized her in spite of the court's warning
to stop it. Last night she called at Kleinst's
home and asked him to remove the spell. She
became violent, and an officer had to order to
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AN EMOT TREASURY
Badly Cripples the Jmmigraiit Aid
Society in Pittsburg.
ABANDONING A GRAND CHARITY,
Which Has Protected Innocent Foreigners
From the City Sharpers,
AUD HELPED TO REDUCE IMMIGRATION
The agent of the Immigrant Aid Society
is doing his last work at the Union Depot
this week. Unless the treasury of the or
ganization is refilled immediately its pur
poses will have to be, abandoned. This is
the first time in its history that this worthy
charity has been so badly crippled. Here
tofore it has been backed by the wealthy
Germans of Pittsburg and Allegheny, ana
was one of the best supported institutions
west of the mountains. People, somehow,
lost interest in it lately, and as a last re
sort a committee has been appointed to ar
range way3 and means' to raise money.
Nothing has yet been agreed upon by that
The society will be nine years old in June.
In that length of time it has expended about
'$7,000 in bettering the condition of immi
grants arriving in Pittsburg. An agent at
all the depots was always on the lookout for
deserving cases. These were referred to the
Treasurer,- and aid extended by him. Last year
$725 was disbursed in this way. In that year
20,000 more immigrants arrived in this country
than during the previous year,
STIIL PLENTY TO DO.
The officers of the society are Kev. Dr. L.
Mayer, President; E. Emmerling, M. D., and
J. SL Hoffman. Vfce Presidents; JusticeMulert,
Secretary; William Grabowsky, Treasurer;
Directors, Charles Meyran, Joseph Abel, Anton
Gusshart, Ludwic Grasser and Christ. Wetzel.
Treasurer Grabowsky said yesterday to a
Dispatch reporter that there was still plenty
of work for tho society to do. Immigration
has not decreased any and there are countless
cases where harm will be done the new ar
rivals of foreigners in Pittsburg if there is not
some agency to protect them.
The gentleman recalled several cases where
poor but honest immigrants were aided by this
society on their arrival here, and they are now
among the city's most successful business men.
Rare discretion has been used as to just who to
help, and that accounts for the success
of the charity In its ultimate results.
Hundreds of persons have been refused
aid because it was found'that they were
paupers shipped here by foreign powers to get
rid of their charge. On the other hand no de
serving case has ever been turned away from
the Pittsburg doors. This charity is disbursed
in various ways, viz. , in furnishing railroad
transportation to points where stranded immi
grants have relatives; in paying funeral ex
penses, doctor's bills or the board bills of immi
grants until they secure work; furnishing situa
tions in the stores and factories of Pittsburg
Germans to these foreigners, and in reuniting
families which became accidentally separated
BESTJXTS OF THE WOBK.
Treasurer Grabowsky says a good work is
done by the society in protecting foreigrsgirls
and women who, as innocent strangers in a
great city, are liable to be entrapped. Only
this month a young woman arrived here from
Germany. Through the agent she was referred
to Mr. Grabowsky. She asked him to pay the
charges on ber trunk at the B. Sc O. depot, so
that she could go right to work. Mr. Grabow.
sky saw she was penniless, and inquired where
and how she had secured employment so soon.
She said she had met a man near the depot who
bad engaged her to come to his house as
a seamstress. She had addresses. This she
showed the Treasurer. -He went with her to
the depot, paid all baggage charges and then,
suspecting treachery on the part. of her new
found friend, accompanied her. to the address
which she had. He found it was a house of
questionable reputation on Second avenue. He
would not let the young woman enter theplace,
but sent her to a respectable lodging place un
til be secured her good employment. A score
of girls have thus been saved f torn the pitfalls
Of course In dealing liberally with nearly
6,000 immigrants the Pittsburg society bas
secured a reputation in European countries far
ahead of similar societies in Philadelphia, New
York and Baltimore. A very large number of
letters have poured in upon Treasurer Gra
bowsky from every part of Europe asking if
the society will aid the writers in getting a
start in life at Pittsburg. In nearly every in
stance a reply has been sent back advising the
inquirer to remain at home, that be will prob
ably not find things here as glowing as he
thinks, and under any circumstance not
to start for America without at least 1,000 on
hand. In this way the society thinks that it
has aided the Government more or less in
keeping down immigration. One of these let
ters was from a young and poverty-stricken
doctor in Russia. He was strongly urged by
Treasurer Grabowsky not to come suck a long
distance with no fixed purpose. Two years ago
Mr. Grabowsky while tiaveling met this Rus
sian aboard a Hamburg steamship as the physi
cian of the vesseL He told the PIttsburger
that he had accepted his advice and was better
off as a result.
A VALUABLE INTENTION.
Chicago Men Test an Apparatus for mak
ing Coal .Ont of tho Slack.
"W. J. Applegate and John Bryant, of
Chicago, have a patent to make coal out of
the dirt or slack by means of chemical com
position and a compressing machine. They
take the dirt and press it into a brick.
Yesterday, at the Monongahela House, they
tested their apparatus before some coal opera
tors. The coal was burned In a grate, leaving
scarcely any ash at all. It possessed great heat
ing qualities, and the coal men pronounced the
patent a decided success.
They have already sold out their right In En
gland for 510,000.
ALMOST A GALE.
It Was a Dangerous Wind on the Monongn
hela Last Klght.
It was not generally known last night
that the wind which prevailed between 8 and
9:30 o'clock was one of the most dangerous
that the attendants of Monongahela coal craft
have ever experienced.
Tho wind, general throughout the city, be
came almost a gale as it swept down" the Mo
nongahela. Roustabouts were hurriedly sum
moned and the lines on barges and flats lying
at city wharves tightened or doubled. A fiat
broke loose just above the Panhandle bridge,
bnt it was caught beforo being wrecked.
THE HONEST MAN IS AMUSED.
Commercial Agent Are Taking Back All
the Shady Rates.
The honest commercial agent traveling in
Ohio lately has been amused at the antics of
the tricky fellows in recalling certain shady
rates that will not bear the light of day since
the inter-State amendments graced the national
"It cannot be denied," said one. of them yes
terday, "that the roads have been crooked.
Now that every opportunity for sharp tactics
has been removed, the railroad men are not
loth to confess' that they have been cutting
rates, paying rebates and resorting to other
questionable methods of doing business.",
STATISTICS ON PB0HIBITI0N.
Figures Showing the Amount Labor Has
Invested In Liquor.
A Constitutional amendment meeting was
held last night in the First U. P. Church,
Union avenue, Allegheny. "Rev. T. J.
Leak said there was some good in tho Brooks
law, but it came from the prphibitory features
In it, and not from the fact othlgh license, t
W. M. Price said that for every 100,000 of an
output from a brewery annually, seven men
would be thrown out of work. The amount
labor draws from this in ayear is. $1,230. The
same amount of money in any other.bnslness
would pay labor from 111,000 to $21,000 in a year.
NOTES AND NOTIONS
Many Matters of Jllach and Little Moment
More dust a ,
Judge White. '
The showers that bloom In the spring.
They say two heads are better than one, if
one Is a judge.
Chabi.es J. &.ABKX, of this city, went to
New York last night.
Nellte says Mr. Languid Is herWaterbury
because he never goes.
The man "who has outlived his friends has'
outlived his usefulness.
Mbs. Habbt White and her daughter, Vir
ginia, are at the Anderson Hotel.
Ex-State Treasurer 8. M. Batxet, of
Unlontown, is at the Monongahela.
Gekeral Torbexs, U. S. A., ""passed
through ttie city en route to Chicago.
8. H. "Fdtk, of Washington, Pa., went to
Foxburg, a pretty littl'o oil village, last night.
Stbeet hose Is a seasonable sign displayed
by down town storekeepers and other people.
The Molt Court is not a loot court, no mat
ter how else It may resemble the actual thing.
Mame says her Charlie must think she is
afraid of horses. He drives with both hands.
Theater partiesare certainly a pleasure to
the participants, but undoubtedly a pain to the
E. D. SstTTH. G. E. A. of the B. 4 O., went to
Chicago last night to attend tho sick bedside of
It is real mean for that acknowledged club
man to call his wife Time because ber scoldings
go on forever.
Ladies may turn on their heels. if they wish,
but they must be plain pompadour, or they are
The Carnegie Library in Braddock is open at
last, and it devolves upon some chronic crum
blers to shut up.
Those Wylie avenue thieves had more fear
of starvation than the law when they stole $25
worth of groceries.
The superb March weather brings such a
well-dressed crowd upon Fifth avenue that one
wonders at the appalling poor statistics.
That man Marcus, who acknowledged to
breaking into a barber shop, had a close shave
when be said he didn't sponge anything.
It is suggested that foreign nations will hesi
tate a long time before insulting a flag with 43
individual stars staring defiance at them.
Magistrate Hyndstan, of the East End,
held Benjamin Jefferson in 1,500 for assault
with intent to rob, on oath of Addle Jones.
That drunken man who bit a companion
.with a shovel certainly had a spade flush, but
the latter's wife was there with a heart full.
A. E. Clark, General Passenger Agent of
the Lake Erie, passed through the citv to at
tend the National Association at New York.
E. A. Ford, General Passenger Agent of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, went to New York to
attend the meeting of the Passenger Agents'
The Constitutional Amendment Committee
meets this afternoon to discuss the literature
and lecture. The meeting of the opposition is
It is said that Henry Irving and his son re
semble each other so much they are continual
ly flattering each other, imagining they are
gazing in a mirror.
A modest emulator of 'Ben Butler, who
walked off with several spoons last night, will
probably find some trouble in fishing himself
out of his own soup.
Messrs. LunqN and Giix, of the Exposi
tion Society, report a trifling falling off when
the receipts should increase at the near ap
proach of the Exposition.
Edward Gbegg, of Allegheny, was sent to
the workhouse for 60 days yesterday, for tap
ping a barrel of cider in a neighbor's house
sort o' buying without license, as it were.
Rives' nightmare has been exhumed long
enough for one Lang to call it a shock of de
ranged epithets and deplorable style. The man
who said that is either a critic or a farmer.
When this weather turns colder the too pre
vious blue birds will be apt to contract pneu
monia, and, by the way, pneumonia is about the
only thing Booth & Flinn will not contract.
Greedy, alias Wiggins, says the weather
will be fair and cooler, the moon says It will be
cloudy and wanner, and the latter expects
every-young man in the city, to stand by her.- '
Many razors have been taken from barber
shops in the city, and InsDector McAleese says
he has a few in his possession. This is tough
on the Inspector, but he can probably explain.
An eastern paper has asked its fair readers
what kind of a husband each Individual lady
wants. The correspondence editor is said to
have gone mad. The answer was unanimous
Charles Hujttzitan is wanted in Cleve
land for high larceny. Sol Conlson says steal
ing a couple of watches would be low thievery
in this city. We can't afford a Fidelity Bank
that doesn't fldele. '
So far the Coroner has ascertained that the
fatal boiler exploded last Thursday because it
busted. A continuation of the investigation
Wednesday will probably evolve the fact that
it busted because it exploded.
Conductor John Barr, of the P. R. R.,
complains that he was knocked down by a
member of the Margaret Mather combination.
This is rather turning the tables the conductor
is generally the one who knocks down.
Within the past two weeks the kindly mem
bers of the Society for the Improvement of the
Poor have distributed 1,079 loaves of bread. 550
pounds of meal, besides innumerable bushels
of actual necessities to 2,051 unfortunates.
The double track on the Pittsburg, Virginia
and Charleston road bas been finished, with the
exception of the. trestling. The company is
putting down a third track between Home
stead and Thomson station, near .Braddock.
Oliver Force, for policy writing, gave
$2,000 bail for court, and Valentine Guckert
gave $500 bail for court The hearing of James
Force on the same 'charge was continued until
April 15. as Sol Conlson testlfled-the gentleman
was not in the city.
The splendid Carnegie library at Braddock
was opened without any formality yesterday
This allowed the Teal students, the men with
out a dress suit or perhaps even a white shirt
to feel perfectly at home, and that was the In
tention of the founder.
The man who dramatized "Robert Elsmcre"
has learned what the promoters of the Passion
Play knew long ago. The great and uni
versal American will not listen to religion on
the stage, for he has a splendid idea as to the
eternal fitness of things.
Messrs. Robinson and Watson raised a fuss
in a restaurant raised a crowd, and will have to
raise the wind or.be razed. Officer McTighe
found one of them lying in front of a Liberty
street car, but received no thanks for saving
his neck probably It wasn't worth it.
In the License Court "Prisoner," growls
the Judge to an anxious applicant, "I'don'tlike
your face." "It's the only one I have," said the
unfortunate. "Nalxt," says the Judge. "This
is a blank outrage," yells Ammou. "Ten dol
lars, for contempt," says the Judge. "Make it
20," says the counsel, "for 10 1 can pav as well
as 20, and 20 as well as 10." "Naixt," says the
Court, and the funeral proceeds. -,
HEE FATE UNKNOWN.
Nothing Definite Has Been Heard From
Jennie McKco and Child.
The fate of Miss Jennie McKee and her
child, who are missing from No. 1237 Pike
street, was last evening unknown. Whether
tho story of ber death in Indian creek is true
or !iot .has not been proven, or satisfactorily
denied. A call was made at her late residence
last evening, but nothing further had been
heard of the affair. Mr.. James McKee has
been in Wheeling sinCe Saturday. Not a word
has been heard from him. . '
The most pathetic part of the whole affair is
the anxiety of tlie three women who are at the
home waiting for news. They are the grand
mother, mother and sister of the missing girl.
The sensational climax- of the departure IS
doubted in Wheeling, and it Is said there is no
Indian creek in West Virginia.
BLEW HIS 'BRAINS OUT.
A Horrible Attempt at Suicide
George Harper lives on Excelsior street;
Thirty-first ward. Yesterday afternoon
about & o'clock his wife.heard a shot, and
on going to the room found her husband lying
on the lounge with his brains oozing ont of a
wound In the top of his bead. A revolver was
laying at his side.
Harper had placed the muzzle of the re
volver in his mouth and shot, the ball coming
out of the top of his bead. No cause can be
assigned for the act as his home ties were
pleasant and there was nothing to bother him.
He cannot .recover. He was a -machinist at
Jones t Laughllnji' mill. -
TUESDAY, MARCH 19,
By the Golden Wedding Anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Miller.
HOTLY PURSUED BY ABIVALLOVER
They Traveled Three Days Over the Mount
ains by Stage Coach,
TO BE 1IAEEIED IN EABLI PITTSBUEG
There was a merry gathering at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Miller, No. 21
Bluff street, last evening, to celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day.
Commencing life in moderate circumstances
Jacob Miller and his beloved wife, by in
dustry and frugality, prospered, and few
men to-day are held in higher esteem, hon
estly earned, than this aged couple. Mr.
Miller came to this country from Germany
and first located in Baltimore. There be
met, and won Mary Tim. Bnt, while
plighted, the nuptials were not entered into
until the young man had pushed "West"
'to better his condition. He located in Pitts
burg, and after establishing himself as a
saddler on Liberty street, near Smithfield,
he went to Baltimore and brought home bis
AN OLD-TIME ROMANCE.
Some romance entered into their life at this
point It appears that owing to the unreliabil
ity of the malls, correspondence failed to reach
its destination. In consequence, Mary Tim
was surrounded with other admirers, one of
whom pressed his suit ardently. She, howev
er, let him understand that she belonged to an
other. But the suitor argued that her former
lover had certainly deserted her, or else she
would have heard from him or seen him before.
How near be came to win his point cannot be
stated, but the sudden appearance of Jacob
Miller, who had also become anxious by not
hearing from his betrothed, settled the mat
ter, and arrangements were at once made
for the departure to Pittsburg. When news
of Miller's return reached the other suitor he
became wratby, and declared that such should
never be. In fact matters became so warm that
it was decided best for all to depart quietly at a
timenotknown to the rejected, odo. The start
was made in the regular stage coach, but its de
parture had scarcely taken place when the rival
learned of it and, securing a conveyance pur
sued the couple. An accident to bis vehicle
prevented his overtaking them, and they ar
rived in Pittsburg after a three days' journey.
LAND WAS CHEAP THEN.
In 1817 Mr. Miller purchased some property
on Boyd's Hill, on which he erected a block of
houses the year following. At the same time
he was offered a lot of ground and a good
house on Smithfield street, opposite the
present Mayor's office, for 5SO0. This was a less
sum than he paid for the property on Boyd's
Hill, but the latter was far more desirable.
The bill then was a succession of green fields
and orchards and a very desirable spot for
rural homes. He built the first house on
Boyd's HilL In 1849 .his wife's s'ster and
brother-in-law, Mr.JobnS. Hammer and family
also came to Pittsburg from -Baltimore, and
later on John W. Tim and family, and John F.
Heinz and family, all relatives of the bride.
There were present at the wedding anni
versary last evening the following persons who
witnessed the marriage ceremony 50 years ago:
John W. Tim, John V. Hammer, Mrs. Sophia
Heinz and Mrs. Sophia Yeaner.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have three daughters
and one son living. One of the daughters is
married to Colonel Sheafer, of the firm of
Wattles & Sheafer, and another to William G.
Armor, lithographer. Tbeyounger daughter,
Miss Annie, and the son Henry, are at home
with the respected couple.
Although so advanced in years they are still
in fair health and enjoy the gatherings of their
children and grandchildren. An' exceedingly
pleasant time was spent last evening and all
wished the couple much joy and s. continuation
of the rich blessings they already enjoy.
MILK DEALERS DIFEER.
They Met Last Night bnt Failed to Come to
an Understanding as to the Price of
Milk for tho Coming Season.
The milk dealers of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny had a great 'time, last night at the
Keystone Hotel on Fourth-avenue while at
tempting to effect an organization for the pro
tection of their interests.
The Milk Producers' Association decided to
sell the milk to thejdealers at 12 cents per gal
lon in the summer and 18 cents per gallon dur
ing the winter. At a conference which they
held with a committee of tho dealers last week,
a proposition was made to them to organize
themselves as well and fix a scale of prices at
which the milk should be supplied to the con
sumers. There was so much diversity of opinion
among the dealers, last night that perfect
organization is improbable.
"These farmers want too much," some of
"The price of milk is high enough already
and I do not see why it should be any higher,"
remarked Mr. Hemingray. "It is only making
the poor man pay more to enrich the farmers,
who are already making fortunes out of their
This gentleman raised his voice very strongly
in opposition to the trust, but there were others
who thought difierent and, they held that an
organization of the dealers was the only way to
establish the milk trade on a substantial basis.
However, a compromise was at Inst effected
in the shape of the following resolution:
"That the dealers of milk in Pittsburg and
Allegheny go into a temporary organization and
appoint a committee of nine to meet the ship
pers on March 26 and tell them to postpone
their action regarding the fixing of a price for
milk until next October, when we will meet
them again, and if possible make an agreement
for the winter season."
This resolution was nnanimously adopted,
and Mr. William Dilworth, of Allegheny, who
acted as Qbairraan, appointed the follow
ing named gentlemen on the committee:
Messrs. P. Dlehl. R; Collenwahn, M. Winter
haller, H. Eirich. William Zeiger, F. McClaren,
W. Wallis, A, Hammel and Paul 1). Martin.
There were about 60 men present
AT $2 A CITIZEN.
The Anti-Prohibition Association Getting
lis Work In on Naturalization.
The Anti-Prohibition Association is se
curing votes for its canse in a business-like
manner. A number of persons, in taking
out their last papers and.becomlng full-fledged
citizens, have presented at the Prothonotary's
office a note, the substance of which is as fol
you will please - naturalize bearer and charge
same to Antl-Prohlbltton Association.
, Matt Weiss, Chairman.
II. G. Kuimicii, Secretary.
Prothonotary Bradley stated that there had
been several new-fledged citizens who pre
sented the notes In payment for their papers,
and they had been honored, as he had opened
accounts with the Anti-Prohibition Associa
tion similar to those kept with the Democrats
or Republicans. The.feefor issuing the final
papers of citizenship is 52.
A SENSATION SPOILED.
No Foundation for GrnveSniplclons Against
It seems that snch sensational publicity
of the Ida Baxter story abont things done
and suspected "at the pistol's point" by
and with regard to George Ellsworth, was
all that was needed to bring out evidence in
controversion. History proves that John Nei
bert killed the woman Belle Rohland, with
whom Ellsworth had formerly lived at West
Newton, and then took his own life; so that
those who threw any such suspicion on Ells
worth may yet get in trouble. 1
At tbe jail Ellsworth himself denied all the
Baxter allegations, with an emphatic promise
SMASHING DOOR BELLS.
Tbreo Youthful Allegheny Offenders Ar
Special Officer Adam Heim, of Alle
gheny, arrested three boys yesterday morn
ing who have been terrorizing tho women and
smashing door bells and windows in the vicini
ty of Spring Garden avenue and Chestnut
street Their names are Louis Kreps, Peter
Ort and Harry Gelbaur.
Demulcent Shaving. Soap
Is the most perfect soap ever made. Send 2
cents for sample to Colgate fc Co., 55 Johnst,
N.Y. - - --.-,' ..,
DANGEROUS TO YAWN.
A Young Woman's Jaw Dislocated by the
Habit The Doctor's Embarrassment
Singing misplaced Another Jaw.
It was reported that a well-known,Law-renceville
physician had been called this
week to treat a woman whose jaw had been
dislocated by iftyawn. A Dispatch re
porter calledjipon the physician and asked
about the truth of the'report. He denied
that he had attended any recent case of this
kind, but related two circumstances which he
knew of his own personal knowledge.
A young doctor living in one of the' suburban
towns was escorting a lady friend home from
the Pittsburg Opera House a few years ago.
She yawned desperately as the train got nearer
home. He laughingly warned her It was dan
gerous, but in a little while the conversation
was apparently forgotten, and the lady yawned
deeper than before. There was a crack like
something breaking, and lo I and behold she
could not close ber mouth, while ber face as
sumed an expression of the most intense pain.
The doctor's experience told him at once bis
friend bad dislocated her jaw. To save her
pain at the risk of his own embarrassment he
raised his hand and struck her china ringing
blow. The skillful way he did it put the jaw In
place at once, but there was a sensation 1 Two
or three people sprang to their feet, thinking a
man was assaulting his wife. She, with tears
in her eyes simply gazed at her surgical escort
He quietly explained In a few words to ber,
and she understood. But that doctor was a
martyr for his fair companion's sake the bal
ance of tbe trip. He could not explain matters
to the curious and excited spectators with
out making the young lady an object of ridi
cule. So he discreetly kept silent More than
one person said he was a brute for striking a
The other case was that of a young lady who
was an accomplished vocalist Twice her jaw
became dislocated in her attempt to carry ner
voice unbroken through a high and difficult
part of operatic music
In every instance where medical journals and
authorities record these cases they are about
Both Branches of Council Indorse Mr. Ford
Both branches of Council met yesterday.
In Select Council a flattering resolution
was yesterday offered and adopted, recom
mending H. P. Ford for the postmastership
of Pittsburg. A copy of the resolution will be
sent to the President Common Council con
curred in the Indorsement
Tke Highway Committee presented minor
ordinances for opening streets and sewers, some
of which were passed and others postponed.
The ordinance regulating balls and masquer
ades was passed. The ordinance granting the
right to the Junction road to erect a. building on
Spring alley was also passedr but Lew Emery,
Jr., and W. G.Caldwell were denied the privi
lege of putting down and operating a switch on
the east side of West street to their private
The health and funeral ordinances lacked
the constitutional majorities and died natural
deaths. The attempt to repeal the ordinance
granting natural gas companies tbe right to lay
pipes In streets, lanes, etc, met with failure
The lower end of the sewer on Negley street
was'ordered to be built by Select Council, and
similar action for sewers in Bayard, Neville
and other streets was taken. The report of the
Board of Awards was approved, except the
amount for gas for tbe garbage furnace. It
was thought the price, S3, GOO, was too much. '
THE! MAI NOT BUILD IT.
The Accepted Plans of the German National
Bank Will Cost Too Mnch.
There is a hitch likely to occur that may
prevent the erection of the handsome
marble and granite structure that was con
templated by the German National Bank
at the corner of Sixth avenue and Wood
street. It has been fonnd within the past
two or three days that' the cost of the pro
posed building would be greatly in excess of
what the directors wanted to pay for it The
price is away above what they are willing to
spend and the plans will probably be changed.
When the directors first decided to build a
new bank they wanted to pay not more than
$110,000. This was afterward raised to $133,000
and architects asked to submit competitive
drawings. One firm in the city has their plans
accepted and they estimated the cost would
be about 155,000. Bids on the work were asked
of builders' and they have just beencloaodi
The lowest bid was $250,000 and some of them,
ran as high as $310,000. it is reported that this
stunned the bank officials.
The School Review.
The School Beview for March was one of
the most popular ever issued. Beside a
sketch of Thomas Hood, it contained serial
stories "Blue Jackets Under the Stars
and Stripes," and "Patty's Opportunities,"
Early Life of Abraham Lincoln and a
vast nnmber of original sketches, to say
nothing of the Boyal Family of Russia and
the "Little People's" department It was
especially interesting to school children,
who subscribe for it by the thousands, by
reason of the fact they are just now study
ing the history of the rebellion. Look ont
for the April nnmber. Singlesubscription,
75 cents. To school children, in blubs, 50
cents. Peecy F. Smith,
Publisher and Proprietor, 55 Virgin alley,
one doorbelo w Smithfield street,Pittsburg.
Another lot of those rare bargains just re
ceived by S. Hamilton in pianos and or
gans, from the small cottage piano to the
lull-sized cabinet grand. Yon can get your
choice. "We make no exception. All are
sold at the very lowest margins. "When you
take into consideration that 10 to 15 of our
make are sold in one week yon can realize
how last they go. People want just the best
they can get for the least money, and at
Hamilton's is the place to get just what you
want, and on the most accommodating terms
monthly or quarterly. Old instruments
taken in part pay tor new ones. Call in
and see us. Don't make a selection, no mat
ter what is offered, till you see what you
can do with us. S. Hamilton,
91 and 93 Filth ave.
' Do Yon Like Costards"?
Then don't worry over a hot stove making
them, but buy Marvin's new cup custards,
put up in tiny glass mugs and made fresh
every morning. For sale( 10 cents each,
barely the cost of the cup itself, at our re
tail store, No. 18 Fifth avenue.
TTS S. S. MAEVIN & Co.
Gents Gold and Silver Watches,
Also gold-filled cases, nickel watches,
etc., fine jewelry, chains, charms, secret
society pins and charms, K. T. and .32
charms. All at reduced prices. Will re
move Apnl 1 to 420 Smithfield st
its Jas. McKee, Jeweler.
Paris Bonnets and Hats All This Week.
Ahright, new showroom, filled with all the
newest and handsomest spring millinery.
Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
The People's Store will be closed-for busi
ness on Wednesdav. Eeopen at our new
store in the old stand, 83, 85, 87 and 89 Fifth
avenue, Thursday, March 21, 1889.
v Campbell & Dick.
Largest Stock of Fine Ginghams,
Scotch and best American makes no trash
good substantial goods, 8c to 50c a yard;
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
money to. Loan on Long Time.
The Germania Savings Bank, cor. "Wood
and Diamond sts., is prepared to make
loans on first bonds and mortgages in sums
from $1,000 and upward, for from one to five,
300 Embroidered Bobes at a Great Bar
gnln. $2 00 and $2 50 for your choice-in center
of store to-dav.
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
If you suffer from looseness of bowels, or
fever and ague, Angostura Bitters will cure
Latest Novelty Accordion Skirts
Made to order.at Parcels &, Jones',- 29 Fifth
Some Painters Are Working, While
Others Are locked Out.
A GRADE SYSTEM NOT IN EFFECT.
A Convention of EaUroad Coal Miners on
A MEETING 0P THE 0PEEAT0RS T0-DAI
The journeymen painters' strike, or lock
out, whichever it may be called, took place
yesterday morning in some of the shops in
this city." Among those who are out are the
men employed at L. E. Haid's, on Liberty
street; "W. B. Stoughton, of Fourth avenue,
and B. C. Miller, of Third avenue. The
most trouble is at Haid's, where it is sup
posed the employer let bis men strike under
a misapprehension that the other master
painters would do the same. The latter,
however, did not do so.
A delegation of painters called at The
Dispatch office yesterday and said there
had really been no strike at all. The only
trouble they had was a lockout at L. E.
Haid's where the latter had asked them to
work the extra hour on Saturdays. The
men refused and would not go to work yes
THE JOURNEYMEN'S SIDE OP IT.
The members of the delegation said that
by the grading system the public would
suffer. The employers would keep the poor
mechanics the year. round, on account of being
able to get them for 20 cents per hour. These,
men, they claim, have not learned their trade
properly but they can do the work-well enough
for the money.
The trouble, they claimed, is in regard to the
extra hour on Saturday. Tbe master painters
now want them to work 9 hours on Saturday at
the rate of 33J4 cents per hour. Heretofore
they have been working 8 hours at tbe rate of
S3 for the day.
Tbe speaker of the party said that- each
spring brings any number of painters into the
city from the! country farms. Anybody that
can twist his wrist can handle a paint brush,
and these "daubers" are willing to work lot 20
cents per hour.
The scheme proposed now is to pay a uniform
rate of wages to those who could furnish cer
tificates of apprenticeship. Then the good
mechanics would not be afraid of being
crowded out by the cheap men. The former
say they cannot secure more than 5 or 6 months
work in a year, and can hardly earn enough in
a year to keep them.
'VEET SMALL PBOPOETION.
The journeymen claim that there were only
36 master painters out of the 400 in both cities
that wanted to change the present system.
The men at J. 8. B. Mercer's shop were all
working yesterday. Mr. Mercer is the Presi
dent of the Master Painters' Association, but
this did not prevent him from breaking the
agreement He said he had so mnch work on
hand that it was absolutely necessary to ob
viate a shutdown. The same reason was given
by Jobn Stnlen, Jr., the frescoer. His men
were all working on tbe old system.
G. G. O'Brien bad only three men working
Jesterday; but this was on account of no work,
n a few days be will have so much that he
cannot afford to fight the matter with his em
ployes. The strike will not have much effect on the
coming season's building, as it will probably be
settled by each Individual employer within the
next few days.
PIPE MEN "WAKING UP.
Somebody Has Been Cutting Prices In Earn
est, Says One of Them.
There is something up in the camps of the
wrought iron pipe manufacturers. A. M.
Byers, Campbell Herron, Harry Holdane
and Captain Murdock went to New York
last night to attend an Important meeting to
day. During periods of depression the air Is
always full of talk about trusts, and the pipe
men admit that something will have to be ,
done to bolster up prices. "The business has
gotten down to hard pan.
Bald one of the manufacturers last night:
"I never saw the trade so dull, and yet there
never was a time when there were more in-
Sniries. With all due respect to Mr. Joshua
.Rhoades, overproduction is not responsible
for the low prices. I am convinced that some
body bas been- guilty of cutting the rates, and
it will have to be stopped."
Captain Murdock said: "I think we have
finally reached the trough of the wave, and we
will soon be on the crest again. Tbe pipe in
dustry is one of the sufferers from the general
iron and steel depression.
SECEETAET WATCHOES'S CHAEGES.
They Will be Investigated br a Committee
of Three Persons.
The charges made by Secretary "Waichorn,
of District Assembly 135, K. of L., against
ex-Master "Workman "W. T. Lewis, now
Secretary of the National Progressive Union
of Miners and Mine Laborers, are at last to be
submitted to a committee of arbitration, which
will decide whether they are without founda
tion or not Mr. Watchorn alleges Mr. Lewis
charged the District Assembly, while its chief
officer, with expenses incurred In the trans
action of business for an imaginary railroad
Mr.' Lewis bas selected John McBride, and
Mr. Watchorn, R. J. Fanning, of this city,
which gentlemen will select a third. The in
vestigation will be commenced about March 20.
MAI BUN DNTIL MAT.
The Present Railroad Coal Scale to be Dis
cussed by the Operators.
The Pittsburg Bailroad Coal Association
will meet to-day. The failure of the opera
tors and miners to make a scale at Columbus
will be discussed. It was not known yesterday
BIBER & EASTON.
NEW SPRING COSTUMINGS.
40-inch French Side Band Suitings, self
trimmings, only 50c a yard.
46-Inch Pure Mohair Suitings.
40-inch Henriettas at 65C
Extra Satin Finish, 40-inch widths, 85c and
Bilk Warp Henriettas, spring shades. -
Black Henriettas in all the numbers, from
85c to 82, tbe most perfect finished grades im
ported. Tbe most complete line of novelties and
FANCY DRESS GOODS,
. All at attractive prices.
Second shipment in Silks brings to ns a spe
cial bargain in a colored Satin Luxor, all the
prevailing shades, at 85c regular SI goods.
Fancy Stripe Surahs, for trimmings, at 85c,
Novel and stylish designs in India Silks.
Cloaks and Suits. New and handsome effects
for Ladies, Misses and Children.
Stockinette, fair grade, for 53.
High grade Jackets, 15 50, 57, S9, Id
Bound Corkscrews and Wale Cloths, lined
and unlined,with or without vests, 55, $7, f9, $12
to $16. . ,
Colored French Cloth, Loose or Directoire
Fronts; 59, $12. $10.
Bead Wraps, all grades, from $3 to tiO.
Braided Silk and Cloth Mantles, $3 to $40.
Nottingham, Swiss and Irish Point Curtains.
Curtain Nets and Sash Draperies, neat and
effective patterns, low range of cost.
House Furnishing Linens, Table Damasks,'
Napkins, Towels and Quilts, tbe best values
shown; underground prices.
, rahl9-TT3Su " ' -
wbit action the Association would take on to
matter, it they woold do anything at alL
Secretary TJmstaetter, ot the Association,
aid the oresent scale would probably run asm .
COAL MINEES CONTENTION;
Division No. 1 Kallroad Men Will Meet
Here Friday Next.
Victor F. Marlier, Secretary of Divisloa
Ho. 1, IT. D. A. 135 Knights of Labor, ha
issued a notice for a convention of the coal
miners in the division, to be held in Labor
Hall, this, city, beginning Friday next The.
objectf of the convention is to more thoroughly
organize and take some action In regard to the
next year's scale, which has not yet been made.
The division is the old Pittsburg Railroad dis
trict, and embraces all the mines in Western
Pennsylvania shipping coalfWest
This will be their first meeting since the
Steubenville convention.. There are 8.060
miners in the district Thomas Faxon, ot Mo
Donald station. Is tbe Master Workman.
HIS SUGGESTION TAKEN.
President Harrison Thanked a Chicago Mas
for Naming; Wlndom.
"W. J. Applegate, a commission merchant,
of Chicago, is at the Monongahela House.
Mr. Applegate is modest, and he has no
desire to pose as tbe original Windom man,,
but he says that a few weeks before Wlndom
was suggested for Secretary of the Treasury, '
he wrote a letter to General Harrison, asking
him to appoint the Minnesota financier. He
warned tbe President, as a private citizen, not
to select either Piatt or Miller, of NewYork,
for he was afraid the Garfield muddle would
Behold the President answered his letter, -and
evidently acted on his suggestion. At any
rate, Mr. Applegate said he heard with pleas
ure that Wlndom had been called to Indian
apolis, and the appointment was made. ..
THE HEATT WEIGHTS.
Great Care Being Taken In Forming 'u
Amendment Executive Committee.
The Constitutional Amendment County
Committee, took possession of its new head
quarters in the Bissell block yesterday
afternoon. The rooms are large and well sup.
plied with desks and literature.
A meeting was held by the Chairman and his
fellow-officers to appoint an Executive Com
mittee. Great care is being taken to make it a
strong body, and for that reason the task can
not be completed until to-day. There will bo
10 members. Five were named yesterday.
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In our Cloak Boom, this week, latest
whims In Imported Wraps, Mantles and
Jackets, including many exclusive
Misses', 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 have ever
Spring shades. In both Suede and Kid
Gloves, Jouvin, Alexandre and other
Elegant novelties In Beaded and
Metal Galloons now ready; fine black
Crochet Trimmings; striking novelties
in the large Directoire Buttons.
First of our spring importations
"cable dye" fast black, fancy striped
Cotton and Lysle Hose; black and
colors in fine quality pure Silk Hosiery.
OUR NEW MILLINERY
Show room and 100 Pattern Spring
Bonnets and Hats' this week.
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