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PITTSBURG DISPATOHf ' SUm2LY,M MMICH 1, 1889.'
Tlie Allegheny Corrupt Solic
IS BECOMING INTERESTING.
Two Prominent Citizens Are Arrested
on a Serious Charge,
BIT THEY BOTH DENT THEIR GUILT
Statements From Men TFho Were Offered
Money for Totes.
OTHER AEEESTS LIKELY TO FOLLOW.
The attempt to bribe Councilman Ebbert,
of Allegheny, to vote for Thomas A. Parke
for chairman of Common Council, to-morrow,
caused a big sensation on the
Iforthside. The charges were fol
lowed by the arrest of two
prominent citizens, "Wm. A. Hadfield, the
liveryman, and Eichard Scandrett, Secre
tarv of Board of School Controllers. De
tective Sam McClure made the information
against the two gentlemen, a copy of which
Commonwealth of Penn-1
Richard Scandrett, I
Win. -A. Hadfield. J
Personally appeared before me, R. P. Pear
Bon, Mayor in and for the city of Allegheny,
Samuel McClure, who, being duly sworn, doth
depose and say that on information received on
the 29th day of March, A. D. 1889, in the city
and county of Allegheny, Pa., a certain Rich
ard Scandrett, and a certain William A. Had
field, did unlawfully solicit and offer and de
posit the sum of 500 in the hands of a certain
C. V. Fisher, to be paid to a certain John G.
Ebbert, providing he would vote for Thomws
Parke for Chairman of Common Council of the
city of Allegheny, Pa., at the organization of
fcaid Councils, Monday, April L 1SS9, being con
trary to the provisions of an act of Assembly
in such cases made and provided. Complain
ant therefore desires that a warrant may issue,
and the aforesaid defendants, Richard Scand
rett and W. A. Hadfield, may be arrested and
held to answer tho charge of corrupt solicita
tion. SAMUEL McCiyCRE.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 30th
day of March, A. D. 1SS9.
R. T. Pearson, Mayor.
OTHEK IKFOBMATIONS MADE.
A like information, it is stated, was made
against two other prominent citizens, bnt
as they have not yet been arrested their
names cannot be mentioned.
The arrests were made by Detective Mur
phy. Mr. Scandrett was found in his office
on Diamond street, and Thomas JL Mar
shall, Esq., went on his bond for $1,000 for a
hearing before Mayor Pearson next Thurs
day. Mr. Hadfield was arrested in Alle
gheny, and D. P. Urben, the druggist, went
on his bond.
The publication of the bribery yesterday
brought out several other cases, 'and all per
sons mentioned were promised money, or
something, to vote for Mr. Parke. The
latter issued a letter to his friends yesterday
in which he stated that he knew nothing
whatever of the attempted bribery, and that
he should not suffer by it. He discounten
ances anything of the kind, and, if elected,
wants to be elected fairly.
It was stated that Chris Deitzel, the newly
elected Councilman from the Eighteenth
ward, had been offered money and that his
wife had been offered $100 to coax bim to
do so. This Mr. Deitzel denied last eve
ning, but said: "Last Thursday week
some gentlemen, I will not mention their
names, offered me a check for $100 made
out for my wife on condition that I prom
ised to vote for Mr. Parke. I refused, and
last Saturday I was offered $300 to vote for
Parke. Of course I refused, as I am kept
busy turning the money over that I now
have in order to prevent it from getting
A 5250 TOTE.
Henry Smith, the new member from Com
mon Council, was offered, it is stated, $250
to vote for Parke, bnt refused. Mr. Smith
ceuld not be seen last evening, but the state
ment was vouched for by a very reliable
citizen. Mayor Pearson said: "I saw Mr.
Smith to-day and he told me he had been
ottered money by the Parke people, bnt did
not mention the amount."
Arthur Hunter, an old member from the
Tenth ward, lost his position in the Alle
gheny County Light Company's works, on
account of the chairmanship contest. Mr.
Hunter says he cannot say anything
against the company, but the pressure
brought to bear on him was too strong and
lie had to quit "I did not resign," said
he, "and I was not discharged, but when
they asked me not to pledge myself to any
candidate for Chairman I knew what was
coming, and have not been at the works
Candidate Parke is a member of the linn
of Logan, Gregg & Co., the Wood street
hardware merchants. Chairman Lindsay,
of Select Council, is a member of the firm
of Lindsay & McCutcheon, manufacturers of
hinges, and is also a brother-in-law of
'Squire Charles W. Lighthill, a member
of Common Council from the Fifth ward.
It is stated that an offer was made to Mr.
Lindsay to purchase all the hinges Used by
the hardware firm if he would use his influ
ence with Mr. Lighthill and seenre a vote
for Mr. Parke.
2TOT FOB niKGES OB GOLD.
Councilman Lighthill had very little to
cay on the subject. In response to a question-be
replied: 'I would not change my
mind for hinges or gold. Hunter will be
elected Chairman, and I will vote for him,no
matter what is offered mefor what influence
is brought to bear on me to vote for Parke."
Several other charges of hribery are
made; the most important being to one
prominent member. It is said that he re
ceived a letter from his employer demand
ing that he vote for Park under penalty of
discharge. It was also stated that he re
ceived $500, but as the gentleman could not
be seen, the la'ter charge cannot be sub
stantiated. Ths former, however, is said to
be correct, as several reliable citizens claim
to have seen the letter.
The only charge of bribery mentioned on
ihe Hunter side is an offer made to Council
man Ebbert, which is denied by that gen
tleman. It is said that he was offered the
position of undertaker to the Coroner on the
isorthside, and that a morgue would be
built for his use provided he voted for
Hunter. Mayor Pearson "also denies this.
Baying that Ebbert had promised him to
Tote for Hunter several days ag0.
Chairman Hunter was around last even
ing, but when approached by a Dispatch
reporter, had very little to say about'the
contest or .the bribery charces. "I learned
more about the bribery charges than lj
.Knew oeiore irom the newspapers
this morning," said he. I do
not believe Mr. Parke had any
thing to do with the offering
of money for votes. That is all I have to
say for publication on the subject, except
that! have enough, and more than enough,
votes pledged to elect me."
A STATEMENT FBOSI SCASDBETT.
Mr. Scandrett, one of the defendants in
the bribery suit, last evening sent the fol
lowing communication to this paper for
To the Editor of The DIsDatch:
Deak Sib I wish to state to my friends and
the public in general that the allegations made
In this evening's papers implicating me in cer
tain corrupt solicitation of Councilman Eb
bert, of the Third ward, Allegheny, are ma
liciously false and designed, in my opinion, to
injuriously affect the candidacy of Thomas A.
Parke for Chairman of Common Council. My
i-grct is that the hearing was fixed by the
: I ay or for next Thursday instead of to-day.
K. B. SCAItDBETH.
An amusing bribery story is told in con
section with the chairmanship contest and
was repeated a number of times among the
men who congregated at Citv Hall last
night. J. E. Wolfe, a newly elected
Councilman from the .Fifth ward, is a
tall, jovial dee dealer. It is
claimed he was approached and
asked what he would take for his vote. He,
it is said, jokingly replied that he wanted
all the passes he could use, a position for his
son at $1,500 per year, 25 shares of Electric
stock and a brick house fronting on the
Allegheny City Hall will be crowded to
morrow morning with persons who are
anxious to know the result of the election.
The contest for the Chairmanship of Com
mon Council will be the liveliest ever held.
Mr. James H. Lindsay has no opposition
for the Chairmanship of the Select Branch.
TOSSED BY LAME OLD SUSIE.
A Cow That Remember the War Spoils a
Ball Game by n. Catch.
The gentle peace of Woods Enn was dis
turbed yesterday afternoon by the unex
pected debut of a frisky cow. An old farmer
named Brown, living near the run, brought
the old animal to town for the purpose of
negotiating a sale and to also see a little
busy city life.
The cow is lame in one leg, and was being
led along Preble avenue. On a vacant lot
near Superior street a number of little boys
were nlavinp ball. The cow. eSDvinc the
game, broke away from Brown and made off
toward the boys witn a speed not looKeu ior
from an animal crippled and infirm.
The urchins all scrambled over a con
venient fence, with the exception of John
Brady, who could not climb rapidly. The
cow caught the boy and threw him over the
fence with considerable force. Brady had
his arm broken by the fall. The cow was
at last caught and returned to the owner,
who remarked that "Old Susie was never so
friskysome as that since the war." Dr.
Scheiier attended young Brady.
NOT A WHITE E0SEK.
Captain WIshart's W. C. T. U. "Friend
Answers tbe Call for a License.
Many people in the License Court en
joyed a joke yesterday at the expense of
Captain Wishart. Among the applicants
for license was an elderly lady, faultlessly
dressed and of distingueappearance, modest,
self-possessed and very dignified, and, by
all who did not know her, supposed to be
long to the W. C. T. TJ. Captain Wishart
took especial pleasure in seeing that she was
made comfortable, and treated her with
Finally the name of Mrs. Bridget Sweeny
was called as an applicant for license to dis
pense the ardent, and the lady responded
with the dignity of speech and carriage that
had marked her all day. Judge White was
somewhat astonished; but words cannot ex
press the amazement of Captain Wishart.
A PK0SECUT0R PINCHED.
While Trying to Incarcerate Another Man!
He Is Himself Jailed.
Constable Heiner, of Alderman Mc
Masters office, arrested S. E. Brooks yester
day by request of 'Squire Kerr, of West
Elizabeth. The request came by letter,
which stated that Brooks was charged be
fore the 'Squire with false pretense on oath
of S.- O. B. Loades, who alleges Brooks se
cured $200 in cash and by a promissory note
Brooks was arrested shortly after appear
ing as the prosecutor in a case being tried in
conrt, in which he charged Thomas Har
rington with larceny by bailee, and on
which the defendant was fonnd not guilty.
Harrington is the father of the girl,
Carrie Harrington, who was sent to Dix
mont on Friday.
CONFESSING THE THEFT.
A Fellow Who Took Only 860, But Mleht
HaTe Had 8500 More.
Joseph Walga, alias Ziernay, was brought
from Cleveland yesterday and given a hear
ing by 'Squire Elsessor, of Etna, on a
charge of larceny, made against him by
Peter Blarsba. -
The prisoner went to the prosecutor's
house February 14 and put up as a boarder.
During the night he went to a drawer and
took $60 from a pocketbook and left for
Cleveland. There was also $500 in the
book, which he evidently did not see, as it
was not touched.
At the hearing he confessed taking the
money and was sent to jail for trial at conrt.
THEIR NAMES IITPBINT.
Great Opportunity Offered to Music Festival
Within the past few davs Dr. Pershing
has been notified by several citizens that
they want private boxes for the May Fes
tival. Interest is just beginning to be
It is the purpose of the managers to pub
lish the names of the holders of the private
boxes in the Festival Handbook, so that all
who intend securing boxes should do so at
once. The indications are that before Fes
tival week the boxes will be at a premium.
FATHEE ZEAENEI'S ILLNESS.
Many Parishioner Anxlons About the Good
The Bev. Jerome Kearney, pastor of St.
Bridget's Church, in the Eleventh ward,
who was reported as lying at death's door,
has not sunk any lower, according to the
latest reports. He is holding his own. well,
and the attending physician, Dr. Oldshne,
has hopes of his recovery.
The parochial residence was crowded all
last evening with members of the pastor's
faithful congregation, inquiring as to his
AN0THEE GRIP CAB ACCIDENT.
Bin. Slarr Dlurphy Knocked Down on Fifth
Avenue Last Night.
Mrs. Mary Murphy, who lives at the cor
ner ot Forbes and Magee streets, was struck
by car No. 9, of the Pittsburg Traction line,
and knocked down, last night, at the corner
of Fifth avenue and Townsend street. She
was bruised badly about the face.
Not Quite So Friendly Jfow.
On the 14th inst. McCabe Brothers, the
livery men on Penn avenue, near Twenty
seventh street, missed a new buggy valued
a) $180, which was taken from the rear of
their stable on Spring alley. Thinking
some friends took it as a joke they said
nothing, bnt as two weeks has elapsed and
the buggy has not been returned they placed
the matterin the hands of the police.
They Wanted Excitement.
David Lanan, on Federal street, Alle
gheny, and John Hanauer, In the market
house, both tried to raise a disturbance last
night. They were locked np by officers
Cullen and Askey, respectively. John Gil
Jins, who did the same on Ohio street, was
locked up by Officer Collins.
Last March Taxes.
Yesterday was the last day for the pay
ment of the March installment of city taxes.
Treasure Denniston's office was kept open
to a late hour last evening to accommodate
late-comer The next installment is due in
Oleo Cases Dropped.
The prosecutor in the oleomargarine
cases of John Hattles and Mary Hohan
failed to appear last evening, and Alder
man Tate discharged the accused.
PrevejUlmc 1.200 Swindles.
Some GOO bpshels of bad potatoes were re
moved to thegarbage furnace in Allegheny,
yesterday, fnm a cellar on Chestnut street
Dr. B. m) Hanka. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa. S&su
THE. CUT EETAILEES
Of Pittsburg and Allegheny Conclude
the License Matinee.
JUDGE WHITE AND COUNCILMEN.
One of the Latter Tells His Honor He'll Ee
v sign for a License.
THE ODD AND AMUSING SITUATIONS
So far as the two cities are concerned, the
L icense Court is concluded. The applicants
will have to remain for two or three weeks,
however, on the anxious seat before they
will learn their fate. Judge White stated
that he proposes to review the mats of testi
mony taken while it is yet fresh in his
mind, but will not give out the list imme
diately, as many expected he would.
Several Allegheny Councilmen came be
fore His Honor yesterday. Their licenses
will be refused, as the Conrt states dis
tinctly that it won't work.
Ex-Governor St. John, of Kansas, was in
conrt for a short time yesterday morning,
and took a great interest in the proceedings.
He is an admirer of Judge White, bat not
of the institution of a License Court.
Many queer occurrences have been wit
nessed; bnt the strangest occurred yester
day when Amand Fierle was brought into
Court, enveloped from head to foot in a
heavy blanket. He was assisted to the rail
ing by his attorney. Judge. White stated
it was, foolish to bring the ipvalid out of
doors. Attorney Meyers stated that he had
informed the Court of the man's condition,
but that His Honor probably aid not fully
understand him. Fierle was then sub
jected to the usual examination. '
"WHO THE VICTIMS WERE.
The applications heard yesterday were:
Seventh ward-John 6. Banman, 152 Spring
Garden avenue; Georgians Dlerker, 101 Spring
Garden avenne: John Demnfh, 374 Spring Garden
avenue; Frank X. Uraf, 22 and 24 Spring Garden
avenue; 1. S. Huckestein, 57 and SSO'Hara street;
Beukbard Hellraan, 534 Madison avenue; Nlcko
lausLahr, 107 Spring Garden avenue; Josephlna
Meurer, 49 Spring Garden avenue; George Slefert,
314 Spring Garden avenue; Frederick Stahle, 1S4
andiss bprlng Garden avenue; John Schad, 16
Spring Garden avenne; Frederick Weller, 163
Chestnut street; Elizabeth Wetiler, 10 Spring
Garden avenue; Mich Wagenhauser, 196 Spring
Eighth ward-F. A. Eyles, 501 and 503 Ohio
street; Kate Felter, 735 East Ohio street; Theodore
Huesken, 255 Elver avenue; Michael Krepp, 219
Main street; Margaretha Miller, 10 Flue street;
Franz Keuber, SS7 Ohio street; George Schad. 23
Main street; L. IS. Schwobthalcr, corner Bridge
Ninth ward Josephine Brown, 610 Preble ave
nue; Dorothea Brust, 87 Wllklns street: Patrick
Flaherty, 593 Preble avenue; William Falck, 684
Preble avenue; Alexander Greenawald. --Preble
avenue; Charles H. Hartman, 660 Preble avenue;
Thomas 11. Jones, 97 Preble avenue; Thomas Me
Nally. 665 Preble avenue; James Olliffc, 102 Wil
klus street; Mrs, Bridget Sweeney, 171 Cass ave
nue; Clem bnyder, 2 Island avenue; Gustave
Wehrstedt, 193 and 193 Cass avenue.
Tenth ward Frederick Artz, Saw Mill Kun,
Valley plank road; Jacob Born, Saw Mill Bun.
Valley plank road; Joseph P. Garber, 61) Charles
street: Fred A. Orth, Perrysville plank road.
Eleventh ward James Craig, 51s California ave
nue: Sebastian Helmann, 25 McClure avenue;
Charles Loresch. Shady avenne: Benjamin
bchar, Brighton road, near foods' Bun. avenue;
Fred voltrht, 154 McClure avenue.
Twelfth ward Leopold Hilllnger, corner or East
and Mill streets; Charles belts, 232 East street;
Andreas Spatn, Zo9 East street.
Thirteenth ward-Peter Bedel, 23 and 25 Bavlne
street: Joseph Hack, Jr., IDS Lowrle street; Mary
Hoelscher, 1 Lowrle street, Charles M. Koch. 49
Lowrle street; Martin J. Laurent, 153 Beturn
THE PIBST POLITICIAN.
P. S. Huckenstein was tbe first politician
who came In for a lecture, when he testiflod
that, as a candidate for the Legislature, he had
set np drinks for bis friends.
Gcorre Siefert, 311 Spring Garden avenue,
has a saloon near the foot of Troy Hill. Attor
ney Youngbrought out the point that many
visitors to the monastery stop in his saloon be
fore they climb the hill. Judge White re
marked that this saloon would then be an aid
to miinsters and fanaticism. "Deluded people,.'
said he, "who Imagine that there is a man at the
top of the hill who can cure them, stop to get
a glass of beer so they can climb the hill."
Theodore Huesken, 256 River avenne, is a
member of Allegheny City Council, says that
he cannot make a living out of Councils the
way others do, and never made anything out of
it. He offered to resign if he could thereby
get a license. '
Judge White said It was decidedly objection
able for a member of Councils to have a
license. There are several reasons for his not
granting to such, but he would not state them
here. Huesken has a license, but he
will not have one this year, as this was a fatal
objection. Judge White said if he should con
clude to give the man a license, he would give
him an opportunity to resign.
Huesken has served in Select Council for
five years; one full term of four years, and a
half of a two-year tet m.
George Shad, Eighth ward, was elected a
member ot Councils in February. Schad got
an awful examination. He was accused of
sending beer to the house, of a police officer
named Roll, where it was served in his interest
as a candidate. He said, to the best of his
knowledge, this was not true. He denied that
his son had anything to do with f nrnisbing the
beer, and that his son carried it from his honse
to the police officer's house. A witness testi
fied that he saw Schad's son carry the beer
from Schad's saloon to the officer's house.
ASTONISHED AT IT.
L. B. Schwobthalcr, of Bridge and Franklin
streets, in his examination confessed to having
received money from Schad with which to fur
nish liquor to voters on the eve of election.
His Honor gave him a severe lecture for this
transaction, and he may lo'se a license on this
account. The Court remarked that he was
astonished at candidates for Councils indulg
ing in such practices.
The afternoon proceedings were monotonous,
and everybody sighed with relief when the
name of the last applicant was called.
Charles Hartman, of 660 Preble avenue, has
a good restaurant and bar. His receipts from
the former are from $30 to $50 a day. and from
the latter from $20 to too. He said: "Drunken
men come there occasionally and get on their
ear and i throw them out.'f Tom Whlttaker
had caused him a little trouble.
"Don't you think it would be better for that
Ninth ward if there were no licensed houses in
that wardT" asked Jndge White.
"No, sir." .
"How many do you think should be in that
The applicant then gave his reasons, which
included the accommodation of our old friend,
Mr. Christy You are a member of Councils
from the Ninth ward, Allegheny?
That was a knockout for Mr. Hartman. He
has yet two years to serve in Select Council.
Thomas B. Jones, 597 Preble avenue, has a
saloon. "How many of your customers died
last year?" he was asked.
"None that I know ot"
"Well, there's Richard Jones in the Eleventh
"How many more?"
"No more, that lean think of."
"How much do you drink yourself V
"Not too much."
Mr. Christy took him in hand and asked him
several questions regarding his saloon.
HIS SON'S BOAT CLUB.
Thomas McNally, 685 Preble avenue. Is
another victim ol his friends. He has a boat
club named after him. He says he has not
spoken to his son for six months on this ac
count. He said bis son would not talk to him.
The boy has worked but very little in the past
year, and he wished to drive him away from
home, hut his mother would not allow him.
"flow many licensed houses do you think
ought to be In that ward?" asked his Honor.
"One letter from a responsible man whom I
know has more effect upon me than ten dozen
from men whom I do not know." said Judce
White In this applicant's examination.
James Olllffe, 102 Wilkins street, was refused
u liense last year. One of his reasons for ap
plying was that the mill men about his place
need a saloon where they could change their
"How many saloons are necessary?"
He is near the public schoolhouse. His case
is to be considered.
Mrs. Bridget Sweeney. 171 Cass avenne, has a
saloon at present. On pay day her receipts are
S200. On odd Saturdays her receipts are 550.
Her saloon Is a great resort for mill men.
How many saloons do you think are neces
sary in that ward?" she was asked.
She would not say how many are necessary,
bnt intimated her own was enough.
Clem Snyder. 22 Island avenne. has been do
ing nothing lately. He said he made a poor
living at it. He said there should be six or
eight saloons in the ward.
Gustave Wehrstedt, Cass avenne, thinks
there should boflye in the ward. His, of
course, and Mrs. Sweeney, a few doors away,
another. The Court said he would think about
Frederick Artz, Saw Mill Run Valley plank
road, has a house which is a great resort for
Jacob Born did not apply lasty ear. Ho did
not think it necessary. His Honor said he
would think about it.
Joseph P. Garber of 62 Charles street, did
not apply last year. He now tends bar for Max
Schneider. His case Is to be considered.'
.Mr. Born was recalled. He said a club met
at his house, but he stopped it last August.
Fred A Orth is not doing anything at pres
ent. He is about a square from Bom's. His
ca3o was soon concluded.
UlTNECESSABY, BUT WAiTTS IT.
Janfes Craig, 615 California avenue, was re
fused a license last year. He says he does not
think a license is necessary, as everybody sells
in that neighborhood. He may get one him
self. Charles Lorcsch, of Shady avenue, was re
fused a license last year. A "singing corpora
tion" meets at his house. They get five or six
kegs a week. He drives a beer wagon now.and
had better bold on to his job.
Benjamin Schar, Briguton road, now lives
on Chestnut street and proposes to go to
Brighton road If he gets a license. He will un.
doubtedly remain on Chestnut street.
Fred Voight, 124 McClure avenue, was re
fused a license last year. He could cot
answer His Honor's questions, as he could not
speak the English language. Judge White said
he would not grant a license to a man who
could not speak the language.
Leopold Hlllenger, Twelfth ward, has not got
a license, and may get one.
Charles Geitz, 232 East street, is another man
who is doing nothing. He was refused last
year. His case will be considered.
Andreas spatb, ) txst street, now nas a
saloon and may be allowed to keep it.
Peter Bedel, of Ravine street, does not pos
sess a license and will not likely get one.
Joseph Hack, of 106 Jjowrie street, lives in
the house of tbe last applicant. He kept a bad
honse. Judge White said he got a letter from
a child of one of his victims. His case is a
Mary Hoelscher, Lewis street, will have a
SUCH IS EENOWN.
Charles M. Koch, 49 Lowrle street, was being
examined. Jndge White got Father Molling
ers name twisted into Father Mulligan. Such
is fame! His Honor then gave a short dis
course on adulterated beer.
Martin J. Laurent, 163 Return street, was the
last one to be, examined. Mr. Christy got In a
parting shot, but It did no harm. He asked who
owned the property, as his wife owned the
property. Judge White said this was allowa
able. His wife did not get a license last year,
but he has a good chance this year.
A son of Mr. Frank Wolff wished to be heard
in his father's stead, who is dead. The Court
learned that his wife willed- him tbe property
when she died, and he controlled it only while
living. It then reverted to the children. As
they did not make application, it was decided
as illegal to hear Mr. Wolff.
Jacob A. Elifhan, 6324 Station avenue, Pitts
burg, who was not present when the ward was
called, was also refused a hearing.
A Route Through West Deer, Shaler, Hamp
ton nnd Indiana Townships.
A meeting of the residents of Shaler,
Indiana, Hampton and "West Deer town
ships, interested in the building'of a plank
road through that section, was held yester
day in Patton's schoolhouse in Hampton
township. The 'proposed plankroad is to
lead toward Butler from a point on the
Butler road above Etna borough. It is to
be about ten miles long and will cost about
A temporary organization" was effected
yesterday, and it is probable that a com
pany will be incorporated and the road
AN EDITORIAL WATCH.
The Departure of a Yonjjt Jonrnalltt 61b
nalized by a Presentation.
Mr. Byron P. Clark, who has held the
position ot city editor on the Evening Press
for four years, and who has resigned that
position to take charge of a new daily at
'Washington, Pa., was presented with a
handsome gold watch yesterday afternoon
by the employes of tbe Press. James
Hughes made the presentation speech, and
Mr. Clark responded in his own behalf. T
The watch is an elegant hunting case
with an Elgin movement. On the inside of
the case is inscribed: "Presented to Bvron
P. Clark March 30, 1889, by his co-workers
on the Pittsburg iVesj.
BRASS WORKERS' RECEPTION.
Local Assembly 1710 Wlli Drop Their
Tool for the Dance.
L. A. 1710 of N. T. A. 252,Knights of La
bor, brass workers, will giye a reception" to
their friends in Imperial Hall, New Grant
street, on Friday evening, April 26. The
Mozart Orchestra will furnish the music.
Colonel Joseph Christy is now at work upon
a new dance to be known as the "Brass
"Workers' Mold," to be used only upon this
The Committee of Arrangements consists
of Daniel A. Crowley. "William J. Lewis,
Charles C. Coll, F. A. Steierheim and M.
TWO MISSING CHILDREN.
They Have Not Been Seen Since the First of
Two children named Patrick and Mary
Bodney, aged 10 and 12 years respectively,
were taken away from their home on Carson,
between South Fifth and Sixth streets,
about the first of February. They have not
been heard of since. Their parents are both
The records of the Poor Farm, the St.
Paul's Orphan Asylum and other institu
tions do not contain any record ot the chil
dren. A FRIGHTFUL FLIGHT.
Tonne Dllke Signal's Two Lesi Broken by
a Rapid Belt Ride.
A boy named Michael Signal, aged 12
years, was adjusting a belt on a flywheel, in
the Pittsburg Steel Casting Company's
works, yesterday, when he was caught in
the wheel and thrown against a beam. Both
of his legs were broken.
He was removed to his home, on Jones
avenue, at the head of Thirty-sixth street,
where a physician attended him.
FREIGHT AGENTS MEETING.
The Tronble Over Glnsswnre and Whiffle
Trees to Como Up.
The regular monthly meeting of the Pitts
burg Committee of Freight Agents will be
held to-morrow in the office of Division
Freight Agent Means.
The trouble over the glassware and whiffle
tree classification will be called up again,
but it is doubtful if anything will be recom
mended. Dealers Laughed at Vs.
When we said last year that people had
common sense enough to call at a place of
business to buy a sewing machine and not
be annoyed by persistent peddlers. , People
are wise in this generation and know a good
thing when they see it. Now, when a ped
dler calls and persists in "just leaving his
machine over night" he is met with "be off
with yon; will call at Hopper Bros. & Co.,
and get a sewing machine when we need it
and not before." Very sensible people
indeedl Dear reader, don't forget our place
of business is 307 "Wood street. xrssu
We can please you in a carpet or pair of
curtains. Geo. W. Snamah-,
hiwssu 136 Federal st, Allegheny,
Business Prospects Brighter.
Never since we opened our mammoth
honse furnishing establishment has the out
look for a big business boom been so great
as this spring. People are buying hand
over fist and only the best goods, which
makes matters look all the better. The
time is past when people will suffer for the
want of small conveniences rather than buy
on our 'easy terms of payment. Give us
your trade and see how we treat you.
Hoppee Beos. & Co.,
xrssu , 307 Wood street
ME. CAENEGIE'S GIFT
Is Splendidly Presented to All the
Workingmen of BraddocL
A LIBRARY AS NICE AS ANYBODY'S
Is Handed Over, With a Tory Rare and
TOPICS OF INTEREST JO PITTSBURG
The $100,000 Carnegie Free Library build
ing in Braddock was formally presented to
the people of that town at Leighton's Bink
last evening, with appropriate and elaborate
ceremonies, the. occasion being graced by
the presence of the generous donor, Mr.
Andrew Carnegie, and a large retinue of
It s safe to say that Braddock outdid her
self. The distinguished guests, among
whom were Mrs. Carnegie, Henry L.
Abbott, H. M. Lurry, Henry Phipps, H. C.
Frick and John G. Leishman, were received
by an immense gathering of enthusiastic and
cheering citizens, who gave the party a
royal welcome, the Bev. T. K. Boyle, of
Braddock, acting as spokesman.
The exercises which followed, the St,
Thomas Band and the Captain Jones Glee
Club taking part, were but an index of the
prosperity of a town whose marvelous
growth and commercial importance can be
greatly ascribed to the man who was the
point of attraction for all eyes during the
Mr. Carnegie's address, full of thought
and practical suggestions, is appended:
MB. CARNEGIE TO 'WOBKINOMEN'.
yxXMW Workmix A great philosopher to
whom more than to any other 1 am Indebted for
my Intellectual development, has pointed out to
n that In this life the chief, the highest reward
that we can obtain, is "the purchase of satisfac
tions." I realize this to-rilght. I have purchased
a great satisfaction, one of tbe greatest I have
ever acquired. I have been priveleged to build
this library for yon, and to be present to-night, In
accordance with your wishes, to hand it over to
yon and to your successors forever.
When articles were manufactured In small
shops by employers who required only the as
sistance of a few men and apprentices, the em
ployer had opportunities to know all, to become
well acquainted with each and to know his merits.
On the other hand, the workman, brought Into
closer contact with the employer, inevitably
knew more of his business. More Important than
all, they came to know something of the man
himself. This is changed. To make without loss
a ton of steel rails andload them upon the car for
a small fraction more than I cent per pound 4
pounds for a nlokel we must have thousands of
miners; whom it is Impracticable for a partner to
see, and hundreds of blast furnace men, and In
the converting works and steel rail mills, only a
few of whom It Is possible for the employer to
Thus the employes become more like human ma
chines to the employer; and tbe employer becomes
almost a myth to his men. This Is most regretta
ble; yet I see no remedy. Economic laws force the
manufacture of all articles of general consumption
Into the hands of a few enormous concerns, that
their cost to the consumer may be less.
The manufacture of snch articles cannot be eon
ducted upon a small scale; works costing millions
are required, as the amount per ton or per yard of
"fixed charges" is so great in the total cost that,
whether a concern can run or not In many cases
depends upon whether it divides these fixed
charges which are practically the same in a large
establishmentasln a small whether we can divide
them by 1, 090 tons per day or by SCO tons per day of
product. Mr. Carnegie here spoke a few words
approving of co-operative stores.
CO-OPEBATlOiT AND THBIFT.
It Is pleasing that there Is some talk of a bene
ficial society at these works. We trust that this
movement will cot fall.
Another Important feature Is that labor In Pitts
burg, generally. Is paid so well that the workman
can save something every month If he only will.
Nothing can exceed the importance of saving.
The workman who owns, his home has a sure
foundation for a competence in old age. I con
gratulate you on the offer- of the firm to be yonr
bankers, and place your deposits In a special f nnd
where they are secured by first mortgages upon
real estate, and so Invested as to net yoa s per
cent'per annum. This Is far better for labor than
to risk Its savings In business, for more business
enterprises fall to pay : per cent than earn Ik
This deposit department' is- another means by
which our firm Is striving to. perform Its duty to
those who cannot possibly know how best to in
vest their savings, i trust it Is to grow.
A feeling of mutuality and parnershlp between
the employer and tbe employed Is desirable. Be
lieve me, the interests of capital and labor are
one. Mr. Carnegie now proceeded to show the
fairness and advantages of the sliding scale system
of wages, such as prevails at Braddocks. He
went on to say: You are no longer only employes;
you are also shares with us in the profits of our
business, and, sooner than return to the old plan
by which capital and labor were antagonized, and
we had to quarrel every year upon the subject of
nuKca, speaking ior myseu, i. Trouja retire irom
business altogether. As far as I am concerned, I
will never again have anything to do with manu
facturing nnless labor Is given a sliding scale.
The coke workers were exactly right In their re
cent demand for a sliding scale. You know that
tbe Frlck Coke Company.. In which our firm is In
terested, has always favored complying with the
.request orthe men for a sliding scale, and spent
beyond (100,000 last year to maintain a higher
scale than competitors. Unfortunately the fall
In the prices of coke has rendered further ef
fort unless. The iron and steel business being
dull and profitless, that Qf coke sympathizes, but!
rejoice that the sliding scale Is to be maintained,
although we are driven by competition to pay the
uniform scale of the district.
LESS THAX ONE-POUETH EUNNINO.
If you have read the newspapers, you will know
that out of 13 mills engaged In tbe manufacture of
steel rails In this country not more than three are
running to their capacity. Only one mill In all
the West Is making rails (North Chicago), and I
am sorry to say that even that one will not be able
to rnn continuously, for they have no orders
What has the sliding scale enabled us to do at
Edgar Thomson? It made us feel that we are pre
pared to make any sacrifice to give steady empl oy
ment. The price-four pounds of steel foranlckle
leaves profits to the average mill In this country
out of the question. But you have a steady em
ployment. I rejoice to see that, owing to the In
creased capacity of the mills, your aggregate
wages are even higher than before. You have to
wort harder, no doubt; but. In these times, the
owners have to work harder also.
In this connection you have read a great deal
recently of a. vast combination in steel making
formed in Chicago. I have no desire to under
rate the Importance ot that movement, nor of
S3, 000, ooo to be applied to the building of works
forplate-maklng, structural shapes, and all the
various forms of steel. I have expected such ac
tion for sometime. There is nothing surprising
to me about it. 1 have told this community, and
1 have labored for years to Impress it npon tbe
railroad companies of the State, that the latter
had made It possible, by heavy reductions of
rates upon material destined for points beyond
the limits of the State to manufacture a ton of
Bessemer steel pig Iron Just as cheap In Chicago
as It can be manufactured; In Pittsburg. Therels
no question about this, it is a matter of llgnrcs
which I have given, which no man has ventured
to contradict, and which has been publicly cor
roborated ty Mr. Stewart, Ueneral Freight Agent
or the PeCpsylvanla Company. I am credited
with having" said that tbe South was to be Penn
sylvania's great rival; but what I said was that It
was to be the chief competitor for foundry iron In
tbe Eastern district of i'ennsylanla. TheSouthwlll
not trouble Pittsburg. Our competitor Is not In
tbe Sotfth; it Is In Chicago.
In the year 1887, Chicago district made more
tons of steel than the whole of Western Pennsyl
vania, and I warn capital and labor In I'Jtts
burg that a severe struggle Is In the future for
both. Tbe railways are chiefly responsible for
this situation. T .
A BEMABKABI.E COMPARISON.
Every carload of coke you see coming from Con
nellsvllle in our own cars, for Kttsburg furnaces,
is charged Just double the freight rate as If des
tined over the same ground for Chicago furnaces.
There Is no question of larger or shorter haul, for
tbe coke Is loaded and unloaded by us, and carried
in our own cars. The cost of hauling Pittsburg or
Chicago coke is Just the same to the great monopo
ly which stakes agalnstthe State whose creature It
Is. The 1'ennsylvanla Ballroad Company has al
ready piled up J19, 000, 000 of surplus, and last year
bad H COO, 000 surplus after paying Its dlvldend-all
extracted unjustly from the State. The ore to
Chicago furnaces Is carried by Western railroads
from the Lake Superior mlncs-to Chicago at rates
only a little above one-half those per ton per mile
exacted from Pittsburg furnaces by tbe Pennsyl
vania Ballroad Company. The Baltimore and Ohio
Kallroad Company carries ores from the lake to
Ohio furnaces for SO per cent less than tbe Penn
sylvania Ballroad exacts for less distance upon
ores to Pittsburg. These two cases of discrimina
tion alone add SI to the cost of every ton of iron
made In Allegheny county, and many men go Idle
In your midst to-day In consequence of this Injus
tice. We are In the hands ofa grasping monopoly,
and nothing we can do seems to bring us simple
Justice. The Pennsylvania Kallroad Company, al
though its creature, nas become the enemy orthe
State of Pennsylvania. AH this, of courae, mutt
change. An Indignant community will some day
rise and exact Justice through means ofa State law
which will see that the traffic of the State of Penn
sylvania is not charged more than similar traffic
carried by Pennsylvania railroads through Its
lo not receive the Impression, although weiave
great obstacles to overcome, that we are going to
give up the fight. Never 1 We propose to fight It
ont on this line hero, and I for one have no fear
but what Pittsburg will eventually be placed In a
position lnwhlclTlt can hold Its own, and In
crease and prosper. Yon are with us, we arewltn
you united thus we will stand and conquer.
NOT IN A TETJST, AND Vtlllt.
It Is reported that our firm Intended to Join a
combination of rail manufacturers. This would
mean that we had agreed to give our men work
for a portion of the year only, because no com
bination can act except by restricting production.
Well, fellow workmen, to be frank with you,
there.ls temptation In our path. The firm could
probably make more money Just now.ln depressed
times, by manufacturing less, but where would
labor be with work perhaps only half the year?
In two of the three rail mills at Chicago men will
not get Work for even a quarter ofa year. If In
deed these mills run at all. If we bad not made a
partnership with our workmen we might have
considered the proposition. Having them with
us in the straggle, we reject lt-and will continue
to rnn our works to their capacity as long as or
ders for rails can be obtained at prices which do
not involve a dangerous sacrifice of capital. Ed
gar Thompson works are all right, and with fair
railway rates, which Pennsylvania railroads will
soon bo forced to give, I repeat toyon what I said
upon a memorable occasion, when we had a little
unpleasantness, which Is happily forgotten and
forgiven on both sides: "It wilt be a cold day
when Edgar Thompson gets left!"
liirnlng our eyes across the river. Just the other
day I received a letter from Homestead, dated
March 11, from which I wish to make this extract:
V,MlJ- ''AimxoiE-Dear SIr:-A tradition pre
vails that once upon a time you promised to do
something for Homestead soon. When or where
or to whom this promise was made no one can ex
actlvtell. it is enveloped la the mists of an
tiquity and commands respect accordingly "
"Do something for Homestead!" "Well, we
have expected for a long time, but so far la- vain,
that Homestead should do something for us. But
1 do wish to dosomethlngfor Homestead. I should
like to see a co-operative society formed there. I
should like to see a library there. I hope one day
that I may have the privilege or erecting at Home
stead such a building as you have here, but this
letter compels me now to sav that our works at
Homestead are not to ns as our works at Edgar
Thomson. Ourmen there are not partuers. They are
not Interested with us. On the contrary, an Amal
gamated Association has for years compelled us to
pay one-third more lc the principal department of
our works, the plate mill business, than our great
competitors pay in Pittsburg. They have compelled
ns to pay, and are driving away our trade In con
sequence, three times as much per ton for labor as
our leading competitors outside of this district.
More than one man at Homestead makes more not
only than the loreman who Is over him. but more
even than tbe manager of all the works, and the
great mass suffer In consequence.
HOMESTEAD'S NEW DEMANDS.
Even to-day I learn that our firm Is notified that
after July next they will demand a further ad
vance, ranging from IS to 13 per cent. Tncse men
evidently require a library and need to read tbe
newspapers. Steel business never so bad com
petitors all reducing wages, and our men take
this time to demand an advance! It Is roily like
this that defeats the efforts or fair employers to
benefit labor. Ot course, no advance can be given,
but the firm may be Induced to give Homestead
the benefit ofa sliding scale, under which It can
run steadily and our men there make such wages
as you make.
i ellow-workmen, personally I have arrived at
this position: 1 have no desire to accumulate
more money. The desire of my wife and myself
Is to know how best to administer what we have,
and we both recognize to the fullest extent that
In this great city, whence our revenues have
come, most of these surplus revenues should be
expended: but, with the exception of one or two
partners, the 18 or 20 youngpartners now Interest
ed In our concerns are not rich men.
Many of them are in debt for the in
terests which they own. When the firm
cannot make interest upon its capital, these
young partners will be worse off than nothing, for
they win be In debt. The firm's operations must
be conducted with the strictest regard to commer
cial principles. They must have tbclr labor at tbe
same prices as their competitors pay, or labor can
not obtain steady employment. The men to whom
they glvo work must not seek to destroy the busi
ness or tbe firm by unfair exaction. If they do
seek, they cannot be allowed to do so.
When the labor In the Homestead works, like
the labor In the Edgar Thomson, goes hand la
hand with us as partners, I trust that able, ralr
mlnded men there will come forward, as they did
here, and establish their co-operative society, their
library and their beneficial socletv: and all 1 can
say in answer to my correspondent is that,anxlons
as that correspondent may be ror something to be
done ror Homestead, my desire ror that Is greater
tban my correspondent's, and I promise that the
first dollar, or the first hundred thousand dollars.
I receive from my Investment at Homestead, if
ever I receive a dividend, will be at the disposal or
the men at Homestead, to be expended for their
beneflt. I am only too anxious to do ror them
what I have done ror you, and to do so ror
all or our works In turn. I know
of no better use, if I may be allowed to say so; I
know of no use so Just as to apply my wealth ror
the beneflt or tbe men who labor with ns to pro
duce It. Mr dear wire and myseir will not die
rich, except as my capital may be In our works
and cannot be withdrawn. We will leave no
fortune In bonds or property,
HIS TBTJSTED EIGHT BOWERS.
While compelled to rerer to my correspondent I
may be allowed to say this much In regard to our
firm. Yon know that we have suffered great losses
recently. Two or our chairmen have been taken
from us, and a third has been compelled to resign
the harassing duties of the office from 111 health.
I myself must withdraw more and more from
business. I rejoice to be able to saytbatwe now
hare men at the head of tbecompanles Into whose
hands the principal owners can commit theman
agement or affairs without anxiety.
lam very Jealous of my title to the name, "fel
low workman." We have all our special uses to
fulfill, and 1 resent the Idea that, because the In
terest or the firm compelled me to remove to New
York and attend to a special department lam to
lose my rank as a worker with you In the business.
1 am not so happy as to be a salaried officer like
our friend Captain Jones, nor am I paid so much
per day, or per month; I am a tonnage man under
a sliding scale, dependent solely upon product
and prices for my compensation, if any; out un
fortunately for me, my sliding scale baa no mini
mum. I cannot tell how low It may fall. Let it
always be understood that we are workers
together, and although I no longer work with my
hands, as I am proud to say I once did, yet when I
pass through the works l object to the airs which
the men at the lathes or the blooming mill, tbe
converting works, or blast furnaces seem to put
on as 1 pass along. I am Just as much entitled to
the proud appellation of "worklngraan" as any
of them, and I hope they will remember this here
after, and treat me with proper respect, as one of
tbe great guild of those that labor and perform a
use In tbe community, and one who upon that
basis alone founds bis claim to live In comfort.
I object also to being considered no longer a
PIttsbnrger. If my lawyers Insist that I must be
considered legally a citizen or New Yoik, because
the law regards a man's domicile to be where, as
they say, "he gets his washing done, " there Is a
still higher authority than lawyers determining a
man's domicile "Where his treasure Is, there
will his heart be also;" and, differing from most
men, I have put all my eggs In one basket, right
here in Western Pennsylvania. When Pittsburg
sinks I shall sink with It, and when Pittsburg
swims I shall swim with It. I may work less than
hitherto, bnt my capital and my counsel will re
main with yon and at your service.
The greatest character In the public life of
Britain, he who has Just passed away, tho Radical,
John Bright, being asked his chief blessing, re
plied: "A taste for reading." I agree with that
great man. Most anxious to give you the best
advice I advise you to cultivate this taste. When
I was a boy in Allegheny a man whose memory I
must ever revere. Colonel Anderson, having a few
hundred books, gave notice he would lend these
every Saturday afternoon to boys and young men.
The principal partner with me fn all our business.
Mr. Phipps, equally with myself, obtained access
to the stores or knowledge by means or this bene
factor. It Is from personal experience, therefore,
that 1 reel that there Is nothing hnmanso power
mi for good, there Is no beneflt that can be be
stowed upon a community, so great as that which
places within tbe reach of all tbe chief treasures
of tbe world In books.
We occasionally find traces of tbe old prejudice
against educating the masses. I do not wonder
this should exist when I reflect what has passed
for education. Men have wasted years trying to
educate from an Ignorant past, whose chief
province is to teach us, not what to adopt, but
what to avoid. Men have sent their sons to col
leges for languages, which were of no more use to
them than Choctaw. They have not received In
structionmerely false Ideas and a distaste for
practical life. I do not wonder that a prejudice
exists against snch education. 1 have known few
young men Intended for business who were not
Injured by a
Had they gone to work during the years at col
lege, they would have been better educated In
every true sense. Tbe fire and energy have been
stamped ont of them, and bow to so manage as to
live a life of Idleness, and not a life of useful
labor, Is a chief question with them. Bnt now a
new Idea of education is upon us. We realize
that a Knowledge of chemistry, for Instance, Is
worth a knowledge of all the dead languages that
ever were spoken upon the earth; a knowledge of
mechanics more useful than all the classical learn
ing that can be crammed Into young men at col
lege, lhave known few college graduates that
knew Shakespeare or Milton. They might be able
to tell you all about Ulysses, or Agammemnon, or
Hector, but what are these compared to the char
acters that we find In our own classics?
Not that any kind of knowledge Is to be under
rated. Except ror the Tew, the very few, who
have tbe tAste of tbe antiquarian, and who find
that their work in life Is to delve among tbe dusty
records orthe past and ror the few tbat lead pro
fessional lives, tbe education given to-day In our
colleges Is a positive disadvantage.
The great President, Edgar Thomson, once
asked me to remove from Pittsburg to be master
of machinery or tbe Pennsylvania Railroad.
Well, you may smile. And I said to MF. Thom
son: "Why, Mr. Thomson, you amaze me. I
know nothing whatover about machinery."
'That Is the very reason I want you to take
charge or It, " he replied ; 'I ha e never known a
mechanic with Judgment and good sense except
one." This was before the time of Captain Jones,
so he could not have referred to blm. Tbe reason
oflhls lack or Judgment In mechanics arose from
the fact that at that day In this country they had
failed to receive an all-round education.
If you want to make labor what It should lie,
educate yourself In useful knowledge. That Is
the moral 1 would emphasize, (let knowledge.
Cultivate a taste ror reading that you may know
what the world has done, and is doing, ana tbe
drift of afltlrs. This Is the age or the specialist:
therefore resolve to kuow first the art which gives
you support; to know that and thoroughly well,
to be an expert.
THE CULTIVATED WOBKMAN.
You all know how much manufacturing science
Is indebted to the Improvements and inventions
which owe their first suggestion to the workman
himself. Now mark this Important fact: These
improvements and Inventions come from the edu
catededucated In the true sense and never from
the ignorant workman.
As a manufacturer I know our1 firm has made
many mistake by neglecting one simple rule,
"never to undertake anything new until your
managers have had an opportunity to examine
everything that has been done throughout this
world In that department." Neglect of this has
cost us many hundreds or thousands or dollars,
and we hare become wise.
,0tt.ea?.FJ'?,,u?,n h" aftr hall In the Patent
Office In Washlngtonyand see thousands of models
of Inventions bearing upon all branches of human
Industry, and ninety-nine out or every hundred
would never have been placed there hid the igno
rant Inventor had at command Such facilities tt
will be yours In this library.
Every manager stan ds ready to grasp, to utilize
the man tbat can do something valuable. Every
foreman wants In his department able men, whose
merits be obtains credit for, because the greatest
test of ability In a manager is not In tbe man him
self, but the men with whom be is able to sur
round himself. These books will tell you the story
of tbe rise or many men from our own ranks.
It is not the educated or, so called, classically
educated man, It Is not the aristocracy. It Is not
tbe moparchs, tbat have ruled the destinies, either
In camp, council, laboratory or workshop. The
great Inventions, the Improvements, tba .dlscov
erlpn In srlpnre. the neat works in literature
sprang rrom the yanks of the poor. You can-
scarceiy name a great luveuuuu, vi a rim. u
covery, or a great picture, or a great statue, a
great song or a grat story, tbat bas not been the
product orinen that started like yourselves to earn
an honest living by honest work.
SEAL GOOD TIMES ESSENTIAL.
Itrustalsotbatyou will not forget thelmport
anco of amusements. I hope the room upstairs Is
to be provided with all tbe means possible for tn
playing or games, etc., and for gymnastic exer
cises. Life must not be taken too seriously. We
must have our hours ror laughter and .frolic. I
was much struck with the remark which Mr.
Blaine made one night. He enjoyed his summer
in Scotland, and said: "lhave learned what real
recreation means. It Is to become so Interested
In trifles tbat they become the most Important
events In life" Now our firm has always en
couraged tne partners and managers to go away
and enjoy themselves for a time.
There Is nothing better than a good laugh. I
attribute most of my success In lire to the fact
that, as my partners often say, trouble runs from
me like water from a duck's back. There Is a
poetical quotation from Shakespeare, ir you will
.allow me to make It. It is to "wear your troubles
as your outside garments, carelessly." I hope
you will all lead not only prosperous but happy
lives. Never miss a chance to laugh.
The true solution or tbe unequal distribution of
wealth Is accumulation ror those who receive It,
to consider It simply as a trust, who admonished
by them as trustees, ror the good ot their fellows
through public Institutions beneficial to the com
munity. 1 have said, and 1 repeat It, that the day
Is coming wben public sentiment will decree that
the man who dies possessed or millions or availa
ble wealth, after he has made moderate provisions
for his family, dies disgraced. That day already
dawns upon us.
EIGHT HOURS THE BEST.
It Is highly gratifying to know that the hours of
labor are being gradually reduced throughout the
country 8 boors to work, S hours to play, 8 hours
to sleep, seems'the right division. If we could
only establish by law that all manufacturing con
cerns that run day and night shonld use three
turns. It would be most desirable. You know we
tried to do so for several years, at a cost of some
hundreds or thousands of dollars, bnt were finally
compelled by our competitors to give np the
struggle: the best plan perhaps Is to reach It by
slow degrees through State laws. N o one firm can
The workman has many advantages to-day over
his predecessors. A sliding scale ror his labor
ranks hlin higher than before as a man and a citi
zen. The proportion or the Joint earnings or
Capital and Labor given to labor never was so
great, and Is constantly rising the share or capi
tal never was so small. Tbe cost or living never
was so low In recent times. The co-operative
store not only saves money Tor the workman, but
opens to him a knowledge of business affairs which
will st and him in good stead through life a secure
Investment ror bis savings has been provided ror
This library building is built to last. Its walls
are granite, and will not crumble. Its beams are
steel, and cannot burn. 1 venture to predict that
when generation after generation shall have
passed away this library will still remain and be
recognized as a center or light and leading, a
never-railing spring or all good Influences: and
perhaps it may serve to remind those generations
tbat are to come, when I firmly believe capital and
labor will be united, that the duties or capital
toward labor, even In this age, were not altogeth
er forgotten. Fellow workmen, I now hand over
the library to yon and your successors forever.
KILLED IS JERSEY CITI.
A Pullman Car Porter's Head la Severed
From 'the Body.
The body of Samuel Devoe, a Pullman
car porter who was killed at Jersey City
Friday night, arrived in the city this morn
ing, and was taken in charge' of by the
widow of the deceased.
Devoe formerly lived in Clay alley, but a
few mouths ago broke up housekeeping and
since then his. wife has been boarding with
relatives ai Penn station. About three
weeks ago he secured employment with the
Pullman Company, but had no regular run.
He was to have gone out on No. 9 from
Jersey City Friday night,but was late when
the car left the sheds. He ran down from
the station and attempted to board the car
while it was in motion. He grasped the
handrail, but in stepping on his foot
slipped and the weight of his body threw
him between the two cars. He fell down
with part of his body on the track. Before
he could pull his head out the wheels of his
car passed- over it. The head was cut from
the body and was picked up from the track
The body, was- not otherwise disfigured
and was taken charge of by the Pullman
Company. They shipped it to this city and
will bear the expense of the interment.
A HEAD WAITER CASED.
The Employes) of the Monongnhela House
Show Their Gratitude.
Mr. Thomas H. Lloyd, the popular head
waiter at the Monongahela House, who will
retire with Colonel Griscom, was presented
with a fine gold-headed cane last evening
by the waiters as a mark of their esteem
and gratitude for the treatment he has
given them since he assumed charge ot the
Adam Watkins, the oldest waiter at this
house, made tbe presentation address, to
which the recipient very feelingly respond
ed. Short addresses were also made by
Messrs. Hami, Britton, Bobinson, Clark,
Monroe and Archer.
TO GO TO GETTISBDEG.
Tho Sixty-Second Volunteers Preparing for
The Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volun
teers held a meeting last night in the
Mayor's office to perfect arrangements for
the attendance at the erection of the monu
ment at Gettysburg, on Pennsylvania field
day, May 21-22.
The Committee of Arrangements reported
progress, suggesting that the bill providing
for the transportation to Gettysburg of old
soldiers be amended to include members of
the regiment tbat had been discharged on
account of wounds previous to that battle;
also that the members living outside of the
State be furnished transportation from the
borders of ihe State to the battlefield.
A TILLAGE 05 A LITTLE FAB3T.
That's What the CoraopolU Improvement
The company, Wood, Harmon & Co.,that
laid out Alison park, and has just pur
chased 500 lots from Bobert Ferree, of Cora
opolis, has perfected plans for the improve
ment of the purchase, and streets, walks
and houses are soon to be laid out, and ere
long it is expected that the sound of
the saw, hammer and trowel will be heard
in the Ohio Valley as it has not been within
the memory of man.
The 30 acres purchased cost $15,000. It
is all level, so there will be no grading re
quired. A Positive Fact
That no parts of the Davis sewing machine
can be had from any dealer in Allegheny
county excepting ns. "We control this that
the extreme high prices asked for hereto
fore by other dealers may be brought down
proportionately with the price of our "New
High Arm" Davis. "We are perfectly sin
cere in this statement.
Hoppeb BROS. & CO.,
TTSSa 307 Wood street. '
For This Week Only.
Four special bargains in ladies' jackets at
$5. 7, ?8 and 510. The best values ever
offered. Hugus & Hacke.
Yonr Sprins Sewing
Has to be done. Throw away that old rattle-trap
of a machine that you have and
call and get a Davis "new high arm" ma
chine from Hopper Bros. & Co.,
xxssu 307 Wood street.
BMR9HETX. TBE CASH GB0CXX,
Will Ssve Toa Of oner.
Are vou in the soup? Of course you art,
for you are cleaning house. Shake! I've'
been there myself. There is no way out of
it and the best thing you can do is to rustle
right through it. Soap is king and we must
all have our season lu.the suds.
15 bars of good- scrubbing soap, 25c. Sua
this up. 60 bars of good soap, SI. 8 bars (8
pounds) of old soap, 25c. This soap is 2
years old, hard, won't waste and best qual
ity. You get 32 pounds of first-class soap
for 91. I am selling this soap 60c per box
less tban the wholesale price. Bring on
your heathen and we will scrub them into
civilization at reduced rates.
For some time past we have been very
badly hampered for room. January 1st we
made an addition which we thought would
do for a while, but our trade doubled right
away and we were worse off tban before.
Sardines are not a circumstance to the way
people are packed in our stores on Saturday
we are going to make another addition
consisting of an L 40 feet by 30 and two
stories high larger of itself than the aver
age grocery store. We will tell you all
about it next week. In the meantime-come
and see us and let us know how you like the
If yoa can't come, send for weekly price,
list and order by mail. Orders amounting .
to $10, without counting sugar, packed and,'"
shipped free of charge to any point within
200 miles. Give me a trial. I will save'
you money. Marshell, .-
79 and 81 Ohio st., cor. Sandusky, Alls.
Three Reasons Why
People should buy goods on easy payments:
Fsrst, it is most impossible lor people of'
moderate means to accumulate enough
money to furnish a house properly.
Second, tbat a better class of goods can be i
purchased than thuuzh you were compelled i
to pay spot cash. . ,
Third, having your house properly fur-
nished it is on encouragement to live and
be more happy; you take more pleasure." in
keeping good goods in niee order, and by
so doing are considered good housekeepers.
The satisfaction is complete; your friends,
yourself and your dealer are satisfied, so what
more is desired? Be wise in your genera
tion, and let Hopper Bros. & Co. furnish
your homes. Call at 307 Wood street, and
look over their extensive stock of goods;
sold on easy payments. TTSSu
A Pleased Pntron the Best
Advertising medium. Our customers in
variably leave our store with a smile on
their countenances, showing the satisfac
tion they feel in their purchases. Why
should they not? Just read a few of our
prices: Child's calico dresses, 9c. to 50c;
white embroidered dresses, 15c to $2: ladies" '
calico wrappers, 50c to SI; Jerseys, 50c to
53; corsets, 25c to $2; $1 kid gloves for 50c:
sun-bonnets, 25c; dusting-caps, 12Uc; mull
ties, 10c up; ladies' chemise, plain, 17c;
with lace and inserting, 25c; with .torchon
bosom, 45c; Hamburg drawers, 25c; ruffled
skirts, 25c; Hamburg, 49c; long Hubbard
gowns, 39c; ruffled skirt chemise, 65c up;
girls' tucked drawers, 10c; infants' long and
short Mother Hubbard cloakv 99c to $5:
slips, 15c up; robes, 75c to 5; flannel and
cambric skirts,' 35c to $2; bootees, 10c:
sacks, 25c; child's embroidered mull ana
cashmere bonnets, 5c to 2. Special low
prices lambrequins, table scarfs and .tidies.
Best men's unlaundered shirts in town for
49c; boys' calico waists, 15c; Iaundried
percale waist, 69c, worth $1; 200 yards bast
ing cotton, lc; spool Clark's O. N. T.p4c;
full paper of pins, lc; collar buttons, 3c
dozen; bed comforts, 39c up, and thousands
of bargains it will pay yoa to-Iookupat
Louis Eojraliner's Busy Bee Hive, corner
Sixth and Liberty.
We have, an elegant line of lace curtains,
at prices within the easy reach of all.
Turcoman and chenille curtains in great
variety. Daghastan, Moquet, Smyrna, vel
vet and brussels rugs without number.
Poles, cornices in mahogany, ebony, wal
nut and antique ash and oak, brass and
wood trimmings, stair rods and buttons-
Worsted silk: and linen curtain loops and
chains of too large a variety to express, for
cash or easy payments. ' " -rf
"BgtTESi Baos. & Co-;, SOT'Wood st."
Why i How can you? Well, we' can, and
this is the reason: We 'manufacture the
clothing we sell, and know what it is; there
fore, we can give this guarantee: To repair
your suit for one year free of charge if bind
ing wears out. buttons come off, or no mat
ter what is necessary to keep in order. A suit
bought of us costing $10 or more, we pledge
ourselves to do this, and1 no less. This is thV
only house in Pittsburg that will give such
a guarantee. .Tacksons'.
Tailors, Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
954 and 956 Liberty street, Star corner.
Our lace curtain department offers special
inducements to those who contemplate pur
chasing this spring, both in variety of &s
sortment and reasonableness of prices; all
qualities from 65c to $75 per pair. r
MWJSn Htjqus & Hacke.
China Mattings nt 11 1-4 Cents a Yard.
Nothing so cheap nor so cool for a sum
mer floor covering. Every quality obtain
able was imported by Edward Groetzinger
this spring. Now open at 627 and 629 Penn
Angostura Bitters, indorsed by physi
cians and chemists ior purity and' whole-
Twenty dollars reward will be paid for the
arrest and conviction of the parties who have
been stealing copies of The Dispatch
from the doors of subscribers on.Smithfield
streer this week. - '
The Dispatch PubltshihgjCo,
BIBER &; EASTON.
NEW SPRING COSTTJMINGS.
40-inch French Side Band Suitings, self
trimmings, only 50c a yard.
46-inch Pure Mohair Suitings.
40-inch Henriettas at 63c.
Extra Satin Finish. 43-inch widths, 85c and
Silk Warp Henriettas, spring shades.
Black Henriettas in all the numbers, front
85c to J2, the most perfect finished grades na "
ported. . a
Tbe most complete line of novelties and
FANCY DRESS GOODS, .
Second shipment in Silks brings to us a spe
cial bargain in a colored Satin Luxor, all the
pravalllnc shades, at 85c regular $1 eoods. -Fancy
Stripe Surahs, for trimmings, at 8Sc -
Novel and stylish designs in India Silks. -
TtrD tjc? t
mioses ana amis, xiew ana nanasome eneew; ?
lor ladles. Misses and Children.
Btocunette, fair grade, for S3. , . - t.
High grade Jackets, to 50,$7, $9, $ia ' y
Bound Corkscrews and Wale Cloths, lined
and unlined,with or without vests, fS, $7, te,' J13 1 '
Colored French Cloth, Loose or Directolra
Fronts, I9.J12. 116. ..-""
Bead Wraps, all grades, from S3 to $40.
Braided Silk and; Cloth Mantles, SB toSiaT
Nottingham, Swiss and Irish Point Curtate.
Curtain Nets and Sash. Draperiesv neat and
effective patterns, low range of cost. , ,
House Furnishing Linens, Table ""imantn
Napkins, Towels and Quilts, the beet yala&a
shown; underground prices. - . i-
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