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Can reach the best
class of investors
throusrh THE DIS
PATCH. The best
men in business can
also be reached
ithrough THE DISPATCH.
As He Trudges Wearily Aloog,
is the Fate of the Impecun-
" ious Legislator Who
VOTES AGAINST THE P. R. R.
local Interviews of Yery In
teresting Tenor, "With Com
i petition's Keynote.
In Matters Where the Public Policy
is to Let Legislation Go
MORE EXAMPLES OP INJUSTICE.
The Merchants' Bijr Week Knocked Out by
" It, Though Three Prominent Men
let HaTe Faith.
IAB0B LEADEES AGAINST CARNEGIE
, The P. E. B. evidently believes in en
forcing its edict, if not in living up to the
Commonwealth's laws. "Vote for our mo
nopoly, pay your railway fare, or walk," is
the edict announced. Many legislators evi
dently prefer to ride. Anti-discrimination,
therefore, seems dead for this session.
Local interviews, however, touch the
real keynote again. "Competition" still
has strong adherents in Pittsburg. Good
lawyers say that will be the only effective
relief. Large shippers agree with them.
An instance of the need of it is the knock
ing out of merchants week. Labor leaders
take sides against Mr. Carnegie those who
will talk at all. Superintendent McCargo,
of the Allegheny Talley Bailrcad, says its
unequal rates the people really want.
rniOJI A. STAFF C0KKESP0XDENT.3
Habkisbubo, April 10. The regular
! order for yesterday afternoon was appropri
ation bills on second reading. The order
this afternoon was the general second read
ing calendar. The adjournment yesterday
afternoon put back the appropriation bills,
and Chairman Dcarden asked unanimous
consent to have them taken up this after
noon instead of the general calendar.
Mr. Stocking, of "Washington, knocked
the proposition out with an 'objection, and
at the same time rather severely intimated
that Mr. Dearden should have thought of
'the delav to the appropriation meas
ures when he voted yesterday to ad
journ for the day, at the conclusion of the
morning session, to knock out the special
order for Mr. "Wherry's anti-discrimination
It is generally, agreed that the adjourn
ment yesterday killed the anti-discrimina
tion measure for this session. It is not
thought possible a special order can be
obtained for it, and" as both Houses have
voted to adjourn sine die on May 9, it can
not by any possibility be reached in time to
What Onr Representatives Say.
Ex-Speaker Graham said to-day: ""We of
"Pittsburg all favor an anti-discrimination
bilL "We think we have been unfairly
treated in a great many ways. I am not
familiar with the details of Mr. "Wherry's
measure, but I am in favor of the general
Mr. Lafferty said: "I have been against
anti.diierimination bills so tar and I ex
pect to be again this one if it comes up."
Mr. Stewart said: "I am in favor of the
general principle of anti-discrimination
and consider Mr. "Wherry's bill a fair meas
ure, bnt I don't think it will be reached in
regular order." -
Mr. Marland said: "I am against railway
discrimination because it hurts our city. I
am against anything that hnrts Pittsburg.
I see by The Dispatch that Mr. Byers
expresses doubt that legislation will help
the matter much, and I am inclined to agree
with him. Mr. Carnegie in his speech here
did not put the matter just right with re
gard to rates from Pittsburg to New York
a.nd Chicago. I know my own firm gets a
' much better rate than 20 cents a hundred."
A Difficult Problem.
Mr. Chalfant said: "I don't think legis
lation can stop railway discriminations. If
a railroad makes a private contract with a
big manufacturer how are you going to find
- it out?"
Mr. Bulger: "I am against the anti-discrimination
Mr. Bicbards said: "I am in favor of the
bill coming up in its regular order. I sup
!poe that excursion to Milton was intended
to knock out the special order. I voted for
it, but if the bill comes up in its regular
order I will favor it, I don't think it will
ever be reached, though.
Mr. "White said: "I don't think the bill
will effect my constituents much. "What
little of the bill I have read I like. I am
in favor of the principle."
Mr. "Weaver: "lam in favor of tin gen
Representative "Wherry will make an-
. pother effort on Friday to obtain a special
order. He is authority lor the statement
that one member was yesterday informed
that it he didn't Tote for adjournment he
might walk between vHarrisburg and his
. - home for the future. Simpson-.
; THE HEAL KEYNOTE.
JJjatrjtn feays Legislation Won't Help It,
'2 With ibe Present Tendency to Evade
. Li- Competition the Only
, Solution of It Tet.
At this stage of the question a few legal
ideas were thought to be very pertinent,
and the lawyers questioned Vere well up in
the discrimination charges, and thought,
with everybody else, it was an outrage. As
to the remedy, however, their expressions
are of especial value. a
A. M. Imbrie, of Marshall & Imbne, was
the first legal gentleman -encountered, and
his words were right to the point. He said:
"Of coarse it Is an evil; we all know that
Let me tell you a little experience I had, before
we go Into the legal question. The last time I
was East 1 dropped into a ticket broker's
office. We had a long conversation, in the
course of which he said Pittsburg was
out ot the world. It was at one end
of the Pennsylvania Railroad somewhere, and
was owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and
that was all he knew about us. He said he
conld send me to Chicago for $5; but it would
cost S12 50 to take me to Pittsburg, and that
regular ticket agents were using just such dis
crimination. I only say this that you may
know that It is not In freight ratesalone, but
in passenger rates, we are obliged to feel the
unjust hand of that corporation."
Enforced Laws Hard to Get.
"What remedy could you Bupceit?"
"A 8 to that, I can say bnt little. The Penn
sylvania owns and controls the legislature,
and so long as such things exist we can expect
nothing from that point. I seriously doubt If
Carnegie's plan would fix the matter. A bill,
even if it passes, will be evaded, and this dis
crimination against the prosperity of Pittsburg
"Well, what can be done ?"
'.Nothing, except to bnild a competing line to
the Kast The South Penn would have solved
the problem, and I would like to know the
secret history of the strangulation of that ven
ture. Let Pittsburgors build another line
they have the money, and the Question is solved
not before." , ,.
"What do you think of Carnegie's attltuaer
"Carnegie is making a serious attack on the
Pennsylvania, and I hnnn hn will be successful.
The Pennsylvania has been fostered by the
oiate anapettea dj l-uisDurg ana uas muu
so strong it turns, like all corporations, to
throttle everybody else for Its own good."
"What may result in the Legislature! '
"Nothing whatever. Legislation cannot
cure an eviL It never did, and never will. It
may punish; but it cannot cure. I tell you the
solution is a comnetine line. Years aco there
was a howl of Western discrimination. A lot
of Pittshurgersjurned in and built the .uawe
Erie; the Pittsburg and Western came in, and
the yell of discrimination ceased. You may
write, talk and legislate as vou will; the Penn
sylvauiawill strangle Pittsburg industries so
long as there is no competing line."
Tom Marshall and K. U. Trent.
Thomas M. Marshall, when asked his
opinion, said tersely:
Andrew Carnegie is damning the Pennsyl
vania because he is not in with them. They
have had a falling ont, and he is the one who
fell out. That's all!
S. TJ. Trent said he knew only what he
had read in the newspapers as to Carne
gie's charges. As to the legal side of it, he
"The Pennsylvania is manifestly unfair
toward us, and it should, and probably will, be
remedied. Competition, of course, is the key
note, but in tbe absence of this, Carnegie has
hit the right idea in trying to get a bill passed,
if he ever can. Commerce between States is
handled far more justly since the passage of
the inter-State commerce law. and what the
Government has done between States, Penn
sylvania should do between counties."
'Would this law remedy the evil I"
"Only in part. The law would be evaded;
but it would serve to restrict tbe charges of the
railroads to a certain extent. Every law, you
know, is broken, but, if we cannot nave a com
peting line to tbe East, we should have a strin
gent btate law, limiting the charges made by a
railroad to a certain per cent per hundred."
C. A. O'Brien thought Chicago was wax
ing fat on Pittsburg's misfortunes, but saw
no remedy in legislation. In fact it was
significant that not one lawyer was found
who believed in the efficiency of the law;
but all said the keynote to the situation was
HEN OF TEUE FAITH.
Messrs. Scalfe and Mania Say They Be
lieve In tbo South Penn Route Yet aa
the Only Relief Capitalist Need
Only Act as They Talk.
There are mighty good local opinions yet
on this discrimination matter. A member
of the firm of "William B. Bcaife & Sons,
manufacturers of structural iron work,
boilers, etc., yesterday said:
Before the Pennsylvania Railroad had any
competition at all, the rate on boilers from
Pittsburg to New York was SI 03 per 100
pounds. When the Baltimore and Ohio began
to haul New York freight, the rate was re
duced to C5 cents. When the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie came in for a share of the business,
the rate was further reduoed, and, from $1 05,
it has come down to 27 cents,
Every shipper in this city knows that there
has been discrimination against Pittsburg; but
the question is: What are we going to do about
it? The railroad officials are very particular
not to violate their charter, which permits
them to charge as much for a abort as for a
long haul. As long as they do this, there is no
way to get at them, and the shippers of Pitts
burg will have to grin and bear It.
There is no remedy for the evil until we get
competition, and we will never get that until
the moneyed men ot Pittsburg put up the
competition, in the way of capital, to build an
other line. Look at the way tbe Lake Erie was
built! And why could not the South Penn be
completed the same way?
A Pdlnted Parallel.
If the readers of The Dispatch will remem
ber, there was only 2,000,000 worth of Lake Erie
stock subscribed for in and about Pittsbnrg.
Of this sum the Economites invested about
$350,000. Tbe contractors of the road took tbe
bonds, and It was built without difficulty. If the
men here who have money would act as they
talk, we could have another railroad to the
East. I have heard some people claim that
there Is no available route. Why, tbe South
Penn is a much better route than the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, and could yet be taken up.
It is patent to everybody that in making rates
tbe policy of the Pennsylvania Railroad has
been to determine what the traffic would stand
rather than what would be a fair rate to put
upon it As I said before, though, we can only
ask ourselves: "What are we going to do
J. K. Fleming, of Fleming Bros., dealers 4n
patent medicines Our goods are all shipped as
high class stuff, and I do not know of any
special cases that we should complain of. One
thing we v. ould like to know is, why is it that
w e cannot prepay the freight on a shipment of
our goods from here to ban Francisco 7 We
have been put to a great amount of trouble bv
tbe action of the railroads in refusing to accent
the money at this end.
Relief a Long Way Oft
S. S. Marvin, of the largest cracker bakery in
the world I do not know the exact rates we
are paying now on our goods; but I do know
that tie are paying more than cracker manu
facturers ?n other cities for the same haul. By
this I mean that it costs me more money to
ship stuff from this city 100 miles east than it
does Philadelphia manufacturers to ship 100
miles west of the Quaker City. Take a point
in tne center of the State, and you will find
that Pittsburg cannot compete with Philadel
phia and Baltimore. I do not look for any rem
edy ot tbe matter in the present generation.
Of course this would be the time to strike
against tbe injustice; but I do not think it can
be done. The people of this city have stood it
so long that they do not care to complain at
this late day. The shippers of Pittsburg have
had their noses ground down Into tbe dust for
so many years that all the life bloqd and ambi
tion they possessed in this direction has been
squeezed out of them. They have grown so
lethargic that they do not care whether the
thumbscrews are tightened or not. Some day
tbe railroads might give them one turn too
many; but, until then, there will be no revolt.
The many indignities practiced upon shippers
have been out on a little at a time, and were
not so noticeable as they would otherwise have
The only way to get out of the slough Is to
build a competing line. Until they do this the
business of Western Pennsylvania will be
steadily driven into Eastern Ohio and West
Virginia. I believe that, some day, the South
Tcnn will be built; but it is many years off yet.
Qnny Will Help One Way.
Mr. W. H Hartman. of Beaver Falls Mr.
Carnegie deserves the thanks ot the entire
manufacturing and other business Interests of
Western Pennsylvania for having so fearlessly
called to account the railroads for tbeirln
justice to our local interests. It Is only the
fear of punishment by the roads that prevents
manufacturers from unfolding to the press the
wrongs they are daily enduring at the hands of
"What remedy do you propose?"
"Let the business men assert their Inde
pendence, and lay aside their timidity. Public
sentiment, if given free expression, will surely
modify these evils, but ! am surprised that so
many Pittsburg people, fall to appreciate the
true remedy for discrimination in railroad mat
ters." "What is thaw"
"Improve these rivers. Bring Lake Erie as
it were to Pittsburg, and make the Ohio what
It should be navigable all the year round."
"Is there talk of early actios in the Ohio
"Yes; Senator Quay recently assured me
that we would haye the Beaver dam appropria
tion at the next session of Congress. The Sen
ator will this time be on the committee having
tbe matter in charge himself. Tbe agitation
on tbe subject of freight discriminations has
only begun, and it will be kept up until the
evils are remedied."
It Knocks Out Merchants' Week.
"Percy F. Smith For some time I have been
looking into this subject of freight discrimina
tions. In talking with merchants I have often
urged them to enlarge their stores and induce
people from the country to buy from them.
Invariably they have told me that it wouldn't
pay. The merchants of Latrobe and Johns
town can buy as cheap in Philadelphia as
here. The rates, it seems, are not any
more from Philadelphia to Latrobe
than from Pittsburg to tbe former place.
In this connection I might say that merchants'
week, which was to have been held this month,
has fallen through for the present; but It will
be held when the Exposition opens. We had
secured a 2-cent rate on the roads within a
radius of 200 miles for tbe merchants; made
arrangements to give banquets, boat rides,
etc., but we reckoned without onr host Many
of the merchants, in replying to the Invitation,
said that by buylnir mileage books tbey
could come to Pittsburg at any time
at tbe rate of 2 cents a mile, and
banquets, et cetera, were no Inducements.
In addition they said tbat to points where
there is no competition, the freight rates are so
bigb that it does not pay them to buy in Pitts
bnrg. Well, I never thought of the mileage
books, and it was a "big surpiise to us all, but
the statements of the merchants show bow
freight discriminations divert business from
LABOB YS 0AMEGIE.
Snch Lenders' ns Ecclca Robinson nndDIs-
trlcljMaster Workman Ross Take
Sides With the Railroad ns
Against the Iron Kins;.
Nothing stranger, perhaps, in all the ex
pressions on discrimination has appeared,
than the following from labor leaders, who
take sides with the P. B. B. as against Mr.
Carnegie. True, Mr. Carnegie fought or
ganized labor very forcibly a year ago.
Here are the expressions:
Eccles Robinson, President of tbo Brass
Workers' Association I am not posted on
freight rates in detail, bnt in a general
way I can say that I am opposed
to anti-discrimination legislation. The Penn
sylvania Railroad has done as much for the
State as the State has done for the road. The
Pennsylvania road is a trunk line, and has to
compete with roads in other States. To cripple
the road in this State would not be fair since
the road must fight for its existence with com
peting lines tbat do not have to contend with
such legislation in the States through which
tbey pass, During times of agitation the Leg
islature Is likely to go to extremes, with tbe
pressure of popular clamor on one side and tbe
boodle of the railroads on the other. I would
rather see three disinterested commissioners
appointed by the Governor to regulate the
Why Low Rates Won't Do.
In New York there is a law forbidding the
New York Central and West bbore roads to
charge more than 2 cents a mile for passengers.
Along the New York Central there are a great
many large towns, and tbe local traffic of the
road Is enormous. The passenger business at
this rate pays; bnt tbe Pennsylvania road could
not stand It to be governed-pysnchalaw. Be
tween Pittsburjr and Philadelphia there are
not many big towns, and the traf
fic, would not be sufficient to pay tbe road.
I think tbe trouble at present is that some of
the heavy Bhippers have been favored in tbe
past; but since tbe inter-State law puts all the
shippers on the same basis, it makes them
squirm. I have always held tbat the railroads
are justified in charging less for a long haul in
proportion than for a short one. This is the
underlying principle of making freight rates.
The P. R. R. and Carnegie.
Master Workman L N. Ross, of D. A. 3 K. of
L: There is no doubt whatever but that tbe
Pennsylvania Railroad Company is charging
Pittsburg shippers more than anybody else. I
am opposed to overcharges, of course; but I
will say that I believe Andrew Carnegie, -who
Is making the fight against the Pennsylvania
Company, is not receiving the rates he did be
fore the inter-State commerce law went Into
effect That is the reason he is making a kick.
Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated
Association, .said yesterday that he had
nothing to say on the matter. He does not
ship any goods, and prefers to say nothing
about freight rates.
Secretary Dillon, of the American Flint
Glass "Workers' Union, ,said he believed
Pittsburg was being charged more than,
other cities, but did not know how it could
A member of thefirm of Hbstetter & Co.
was seen, and said they had been protesting
against exorbitant rates for some time past
We are in the double first class, and are pay
ing the charges. I appeared before tbe Inter
State Commerce Commission this week, and
protested against the rate we are paying. We
do not want any rebate, but we do want an
equitable late. The pickle men who put up
their goods in bottles the same as we do are in
tbe third class. Our goods are in bottles alio,
but we are required to pay double first-class
rates' We are making determined effort to
have the rates made equal, and hope to suc
ceed. M'CAEGO'S VIEW OF IT.
The Superintendent of tbe Allegheny Valley
Says It's Unequal Rates the People
Want Bow Be Differs With
Superintendent McCargo, of the Alle-
gheny road, went to .New York; last evening"
to attend to some coal business. Drawn
into a discussion about freight discrimina
tions, he said:
William B. Shinn used to say that it was
not equal rates the shippers wanted, but un
equal rates. Every man would like to have a
better rate than his neighbor, and because they
are now all put on the same basis there Is nat
urally some kicking. There is an old proverb
to the effect that whatever Is is right
This is not true In every instance,
but most men accept It as about correct
Now, when the cry of" discrimination by the
Pennsylvania road is raised by Mr. Carnegie,
there is some reason for it Mr. Roberts is a
conscientious man, and I know he would not
willfully wrong any man or divert trade from
one city to another. It is to bis Interest to take
care of the cities alone his road.
Concerning the alleged discrimination In
coke rates to Chicago, it Is possible tbat the
difference In rates may have arisen in this
manner: Here are a long line of stock cars
from Eastern cities going "West empty.it a
loss to tbe roads. The Chicago mill owners
say to tbe railroads, Why not put coke in those
cars and I will pay you so much. The rate
may be leis than that paid by Pittsburg man
ufacturers. As It Is better to have half a loaf
than none at all, the railroads In this instance
take what is offered, and the cars come back
loaded with cattle. Tbat is, tbe cars are used
both ways, and the roads have made the rates
without thinking how they would affect other
cities or with no Intention of discriminating.
Between tbe coke regions and Pittsburg tbe
cars are used only one way. They go back
empty, but on Western cars there is
usually freight to be carried both ways. An
allowance must be made for this difference.
Mr. McCargo said farther that the
Clarion people who want a branch road
built from Sligo, on thel Allegheny Valley,
to the former place had an interview with
Receiver Barnes. Mr. Barnes told them
that he had no authority to use the com
pany's funds for such a purpose, but if they
went ahead and built tbe Sligo branch the
Allegheny Valley would treat them fairly,
and see that they were properly cared for.
Continued on Sixth Page.
PITTSBUBGc, THUKSDAY, APEIL 11, 168ft
Sir Charles Russell Exposes the Weak
ness of the Charges.
THE AMERICAN EHD OF THE CASE
Fully EeTiewedbjthe-EIopent Advocate
of the Irish Leader.
K0THIKG TO DO WITH PATRICK F0ED.
A Battering Earn to tie Used in Erlcting the Tenan
try of Donegal.
Sir Charles Russell yesterday continued
his eloquent arraignment of "Webster and
the Times' case. He made a number of
telling points. The evictions on the Oli
phant estate in Donegal will be attempted
to-day. A battering ram is to be used. The
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will not resign.
Pasteur fails to exterminate tbe rabbits in
fBY CABLE TO THE BISFATCII.2
London, April 10. Copyright. Sir
Charles Russell by general consent added
considerably to his great reputation to-day
by the singularly lucid manner in which he
brought into startling relief the fact which
no one has heretofore sufficiently grasped
that, although "Webster promised to sub
stantiate the serious charges against the 65
members of Parliament and five other per
sons, absolutely nothing had been shown
against 21 of them, and tbat no real at
tempt had been made to connect three
fourths of the whole number with any crime.
The learned counsel then examined seria
tim, the Times case against each member of
Parliament and amply proved his general
argument, "Incidentally Mr. Busseil sev
eral times eased his feelings by warmly de
nouncing the infamous manner in which
the Times had conducted the case, and once
the chastisement was so severe and so mer
ited that "Webster uttered a feeble protest,
THE AMEBICAN END.
The whole of the afternoon was devoted
to an analysis of the American part of the
Times case, and this had not been com
pleted when the court rose. The eloquent
advocate recounted the Btory of enforced
Irish emigration to America, of the growth
of Feniamsniin that country, and of its
development into a movement to obtain jus
tice for Ireland by mean's of legal agitation.
He said it was the justifiable boast of Par
nell and Davitt that they had taught Irish
Americans to combine and assist them in
their efforts within the law. He traced the
history of the National League in Amer
ica, and declared that it proved conclu
sively that the organization was in no way
implicated in crime. The National League,
he said, had been founded to maintain the
tight of the Irish people to .make, in their
own National Assembly, laws relating to
This was not a novel claim. There was
no period in the history of Ireland in which
the people of the Irish race in that greater
Ireland beyond the seas were not willing to
accept the natural"rieht of self-government
and live in amity with the rest of the em
pire. PAENELI. AND FOKD.
He declared that Mr; Parnell had never
been associated with a secret society; had
never tnetBatrick-E'ord, .and-had-never been
implicated, directly or indirectly, with any
conspiracy Whatsoever. Mr. Davitt, al
though a friend of Ford's, had repeatedly
remonstrated against the adoption of a policy
of violence, and had never failed to de
nounce outrages and the inciting of the
people to commit such crimes.
Mr. Bussell will finish Friday and the
court will then adjourn for the Easter holi
days. By arrangement Davitt and the Irish
members -defending themselves will, not
make opening speeches, and this will enable
the hearing of witnesses to commence April
30. Mr. Parnell will be the first to go into
the witness box, and he will be followed by
K0 EESIGNATI0N FOE HIM.
The liord Lieutenant of Ireland Will Hold
Fast to His Place.
London, April 10. Mr.tMadden, Solici
tor General for Ireland, denied in the House
of Commons to-day that the Marquis of
Londonderry intended to resign the office of
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Mr. Crilly,
Nationalist, member for North Mayo, moved
the second reading of the bill providing that
the courts, jn fixing rents, deduct from the
letting value the cost of improvements ef
fected by the tenant, and that the courts
also deal with arrears and decide the
The bill was rejected by a vote of 229 to
168. Mr. Parnell had issued a special
"whip" for this division.
A BANQDET TO SMITH.
Tho Government Leader Honored by the
Financial Moguls of London.
London, April 10, A number of prom
inent merchants and bankers of London
gave a banquet at the Merchant Tailors'
Hall this evening in honor of the Bight
Hon. "William Henry Smith, the Govern
ment leader in the House of Commons, who,
it is expected, will soon be raised to the
The banquet was tendered as an expres
sion of admiration for Mr. Smith's leader
ship in the House. Mr. Balfour, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, General Lord Wolse
ley and a brilliant company were present.
PASTEUR'S PLAN A FAILURE.
The Australiaa Rabbits Refuse to be Exter
minated br Inoculation.
Sidney, N. S. "W., April 10 The com
mittee appointed to investigate the discov
ery of M. Pasteur for the extermination of
rabbits have made a report of the result of
their inquiries. They state that upon ex
periment they found that rabbits which bad
teen inoculated with the virus of chicken
cholera, or which ate food which had been
infected with the- virus, died, but the
disease was not communicated by one rabbit
A RATHER GHASTLY PRESENT.
The Gory Head of an Abyssinian General
Sent to an Egyptian Governor.
Stjakim, April 10. A messenger who
has just returned from Khartoum brings
letters from Slaten Bey and members ,of the
Catholic mission. He also brings the sup
posed head of Basalula, the Abyssinian
General, who is said to have, been killed in
battle at Gallabat. The hea'd is a present
from the Khalifa to the Governor ot Sua
kim. Patriotic Priests Sentenced (o Prison.
Dublin, April 10. Father Morris and
Father Cunningham were to-day sentenced
at'Menagh to two months imprisonment un
der the Crimes Act, without -hard labor.
Queen Victoria Visits an Old Friend.
London, April 10. The Queen to-day
paid an unexpected visit to her old nurse,
Mrs. Hillier, in Kegent Park, and con
versed with her for an .hour.
T7ITH A BATTERING, RAM.
The Honses of tbe Donegal Peasantry Are
to he Rndely Crashed.
rBT C.U3LB TO TEE DISPATCH.
London, April 10. Copyright.
Father Stephens sends me from Falcar
ragh to-night the 'following, telegram:
"The Oliphant evictions are to be re
sumed to-morrow on an extensive
scale. A very large force of soldiers and
police haye arrived here to protect the squad
of emergency men, who bring the "most ap
proved form of a battering ram toassist in the
work of making war on the homes bl the
Donegal peasantry- The authorities con
template very decisive action and expect to
clear out the whole of thetown lands in one
day. The peasants' houses are closely clus
tered and are too small and too .poor to ad
mit ol much resistance. Some very old peo
ple and invalids' are among those to be
thrown on the roadside."
"While the cruel work wijl be in in fall
swing to-morrow, Mr. Sextqn will be bring
ing the case Of these unfortunate people be
fore Parliament. Father Stephens will have
to leave Hs people, but The Dispatch
win do kept intormed of wnat goes on.
B0ULANGER IN CL0TER.
The General Hobnobbing With the Aristo
crats of tbe Belgian Capital.
Beus3els, April 10. M. Bochefort has
taken a house in this city. General Bou
langer this evening attended Deputy Bom
zee's soiree, at whioh the leading aristocrats
and diplomats, were present. The General
met with a good reception.
DEATH OF IDELLE ROBINSON.
A Beautiful but Wayward Girl With a
Taste for Romancing.
IRriCIAL TXLEOBXM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Middletown, April 10. Idelle May
Bobinson, the beautiful and accomplished
but wayward daughter of the late "Yan
kee" Bobinson, the well-known circus man
ager, is dead. Since her father's death she
and her mother haye been living with her
grandparents in Deruyter, where the family
owns a fine property. Idelle, from her
youth up, had a craze for going on tbe
stage, which inclination was strongly dis
couraged by her family, and perhaps this
repression of her.inclinations had an influ
ence in shaping her erratic career.
One stormy night, about 15 months ago,
while she was on a visit to tnends in New
York, she was found on the Brooklyn bridge
by a policeman, unaccompanied and appar
ently exhausted and semi-unconscious.
"When received at the Chambers Street Hos
pitol her remarkable beauty and accom
plishments captivated the doctors and report
ers, and to these, under the assumed name of
Lulu Wilbur, she told a fictitious story of
her life and adventures, fall of romance and
mystery, which, when printed in the news
papers, created astunaihgthree-days'sensa-.
tion. She stuck to her romancing until
hunted up and reclaimed by her parents.
This was the first of a number of wild es
capades which gave her friends no end of
trouble. Her last outbreak was a clandes
tine flight from home, and a masquerading
tour through the western part of the State in
the character of an accomplished music
teacher from Boston.
The death ot this gifted and erratic girl
has just occurred at the early age of 19
years, as the result of an accidental fall.
I0DTHFUL DIAMOND THIETES.
Two Boys Make -a Haul In Cleveland, Bnt
Are Captured at Erie.
rSrXCIAX. TXLEORAX TO TBI DISFATCn.! '
Eeie, April 10. Tbe Erie authorities ar
rested two Jjoys.Hajner McConnell and
George Boss, aged respectivelylS and 16
years, who were. wanted in Cleveland for a
diamond Tobbcry. Tne young men had
broken into a honse in Cleveland last cven
ening and robbed it pt a pair.of diamond
ear-rings valued at 1,500. They had also
taken a lot of jewelry. Night operator
Murray, at the Lake Shore telegraph office,
heard "messages going through giving a de
scription of the two boys suspected, and
when they arrived on the night train he no
tified the police and they were arrested after
they had gone to bed in the hotel.
Thismorning the boys confessed their guilt.
McConnell's father is Superintendent of the
Monitor Oil Company at Cleveland and the
boy was employed in the freight office of the
Nickle Plate Boad at the same place. Boss
was employed in the office ot General Man
ager Newell until recently.
BRAINS AND M0NEI
Tender Postmaster General Wanamaker a
Very Warm Reception.
rSFECIAI. TKLKGRAM TO THE DISPATCH-l
Philadelphia, April 10. Postmaster
General John Wanamaker shook hands
at the reception given him to-night at the
Manufacturers' Club with $250,000,000 of
solid Philadelphia business enterprises.
The reception to the Postmaster General was
practically the house-warming of the club,
which has only recently occupied its new
and unique building on Walnut street,'
west of Broad. Invitations were sent to
2,100 representative men of all professions,
and fully 1,500 responded and filled the
spacious rooms and broad, elegantly
The Postmaster General was presented to
the guests by Thomas Dolan, the million
aire manufacturing President of the club.
The reception took place in the oak-finished
billiard room in the rear of the second floor.
THE PRESIDENT'S TKIP.
He Will Visit Vice President Dlorton's Home
fSPECIAL TILEGBAM TO TITS DISPATCH. 1
POUQHKEEPSIE, N. Y., April 10. It
comes from Bhinebeck that Vice President
Morton and family will return to Bhinebeck
about May 1, or soon after the New York
centennial, to spend the summer months at
Ellerslie, Mr? Morton's new home. It is
also stated that President Harrison and wife
will accompany the Vice President and
family and remain with them at Ellerslie
At first it was reported that thedistin
guished party would be taken from New
York to Bhinebeck on a Government vessel,
but it is now Eaid a special train will be im
pressed into service, as the weather ia yet
too cold for pleasure traveling on the river.
TELEGRAPH OFFICES ATTACHED.
All the Postnl Lines In Connecticut Seized
by n V. S. Marshal.
rSFECIAI. TEXEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Haven, April 10. United States
Marshal Preston to-day attached all the
offices of the Postal Telegraph Company in
Connecticut Keepers are now in charge ot
the various offices. The officers are very
reticent about the matter.
It is thought to be tbe result of a decision
recently rendered byl Judge Sbipman, at
Hartford, in a suit growing out of some
transactions of the company that preceded
the "United Lines and Bankers and Mer
chants'. The officers are accepting tele
grams. The Llthtnlng Is About to Strike.
Washington, April 10. Secretary
Windom was in conference with the Presi
dent for several hoars this afternoon in re
card to appointments under tbe Treasury
Department. It is said that quite a number
were determined upon and will be an
nounced in a few days. .
CHIN POO'S DANGER.
Threatened by Highbinders for Prose
cuting His Clerk, Tee, Who
STOLE HIS WIFE AKD HIS JEWELS.
Chin Repels Three Assassins Who Burst
Into His Bedroom.
DfiNYER FILLING UP WITH CHINESE,
Wo Are Arriving From All Parts of the Country to
Join la the Fray.
A remarkable Chinese romance comes
from Denver. Chin Poo loses a clerk, wife
and jewelry, and when he seeks to punish
the despoiler of hfs home the letter's friends
step in and threaten him with death. The
authorities look for troublous times among
the Chinese residents, who are receiving ac
cessions from all parts of the country.
SPECIAL TELIOBAM TO THE DI3FATCIM
Denveb, April 10. A dispatch received
here to-day from Chicago announced tbat
Slip Lung, Sam Moy and Mon Chooy,
three prominent Chinamen of that city,
offered 51,000 if Yee Ling, of this city,
would be prosecuted in that State instead of
being tried in Colorado on the charge of
running away with the wife of Chin Poo, a
The story is a most interesting one, and
may in tbe end equal the late St. Louis
highbinder murders. One of the wealthiest
Chinamen inthe "West; if not inAmerica,
is Chin Poo, of 'Denver, who carries on an
extensive tea business and has importing
houses in China, Europe and New York.
Among his clerks until recently was Yee
Lmgl who two months ago ran off with
Chin Poo's wife, at the earne time stealing a
considerable quantity of valuable jewelry.
, HIEING HIGHBINDEBS.
After an exciting chase detectives cap
tured Yee Ling in Arizona, and he is at
present languishing in the county jail.
There are nearly 700 Chinese in Denver, and
they are divided into several families, the
two principal ones being the Chins, who
number nearly 60, while tbe Yee family
numbers nearly 300, all of whom are the
As soon as Ling was returned to Denver
efforts were made to compromise the matter
without success. . This resulted intheYees
immediately taking measures to deal more
summarily with Chin. Subscription papers
have been passed around among the Yees,
and meetings have been held during the
past month for the purpose of securing here
the presence of highbinders from San Fran
cisco. Mr. Bin Ling, chief of the order, has
been here nearly a week for the purpose of
signing the contract and receiving the
money in return for which Mr. Chin Poo
will be done away with.
AN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION.
Spies from the Chin family are constantly
on the watch at the depot for the arrival of
the dreaded highbinders: It will be seen
how ferocious and desperate tbe Yees are
when it is told that three of the family,
"Wee Kin and two others burst into Chin
Poo's bedroom in the rear of the store Mon
day night and informed him that thev had
I comeJoklH jJiim. displaying dirks. -The
old man sivr thhVWra'ge wis hfs "only re
source, lie has a very keen sword in his
room. H$ drew it from its scabbard in an
instant and started toward his assailants.
Their cowardly tails dropped between their
legs and they iled. .
The affair has attracted considerable at
tention among the Chinese in America.
Strange almond-eyed Celestials are arriving
daily, thereby adding to the strength of
both sides'. To-night it is rumored that the
police have engaged Chinese detectives from
the coast, while the officials in San Fran
cisco have been notified to watch the move
ments of all highbinders.
A FREE BAE FOE LEGISLATORS.
Methods Used by" Missouri Liquor Men to
Defeat High License.
(SrSCIAL TTLEOHAM TO THE DISPATCIM
Jeffebson City, Mo., April 10. A
sensation was created in the Legislature
this morning by the charge that the liquor
interests had famished a room in the Cap
itol and was providing free drinks to all
members who opposed the high license bill.
Clark, of Audrain county, offered a resolu
tion calling for due investigation.
Shaw, of St Genevieve, denied .that the
liquor interests had furnished the liqnor or
opened the room and said he courted the
fullest investigation. Young, of St. Joe,
thought it a scheme to set up an espionage
over the conduct of members. Thurmend
made a lengthy speech in favor of it. The
morning hour having expired, the regular
order was called for, which shut off action.
Fogle moved to suspend the rules to put
the resolution on its passage. To do that
requires a two-thirds vote. It failed and
the resolution goes over until to-morrow.
The room said to be used for dispensing
of free liquors is the room of the House
Committee on Boads and Highways, of
which Tattle is Chairman, but it was
labeled "Senate Committee on Betrench
ment and Beform."
PROTECTION IN THE SOUTH.
Alabama Republicans Expect to Elect Con
gressmen! From All Industrial Districts.
israelii. TELIOBAM TO THE DISrATCH.1
Bibminghasi, Ala., April 10. The
Bepublican conference in this city to-day
was in the nature of a surprise to every
one, it beinga large and enthusiastic gather
ing of the very hest element of the party
and a few protection Democrats who voted
for Harrison last -November. No negroes
were admitted to the meeting, and the
newly organized league will admit only
white members. Besolutions setting forth
at length the present state of tbe Bepubli
can party in Alabama and what might be
done to improve its condition and organi
zation were introduced.
In interviews the leaders of the move
ment said that one of the first results which
they hope to accomplish is to secure the co
operation of enough protection Democrats
to elect a Bepublican or at least an out
spoken protectionist to Congress from all
the industrial districts of the South.
LpOKING FOR EERW0LF.
The Trensurer of the Brass Monkey Is
Wanted by Ills Employer.
fSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIM
Boston, April 10. Treasurer Kerwolf,
of the "Brass Monkey" Company, who dis
appeared yesterday with nearly $3,000 of
Author and Proprietor Hoyt's money, has
been heard -from. To-day he addressed a
letter tohe playright, in which he made
clear certain financial transactions which
had caused Mr. Hoyt some uneasiness.
As soon as the letter was received the de
tectives in New York were instructed to
watch forhim, but up to a late hour last
night nothing had been heard from the offi
cers. Kerwolf had a very wide acquaint
ance in New York, and ft would be like
running his head into the trap forhim to go
there unless he kept unusually shady.
THE HALF 1T0T TOXD.
An Anthentlc Description of the Horrors pf
the Dakota Prairie Fires Belief
for the Suffering Is aa
ISntCIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DI3FATCH.1
Minneapolis, April 10. Alderman
Smith returned this morning from Sully
county, -Dakota where-he went to investi
gate tbe extent of the damage by the recent
prairie fires. "It was a terrible sight," he
said when seen this morning. "I
did not suppose before T left here
that the fires were so bad. There are at
least 100 families in Sully county who lost
most of the wheat they had. Some of them
saved a few things, bat in most cases noth
ing was save?. Those who witnessed the
fire told me that the flames jumped four
and five rods, so that" the ordinary
fire protection was of no avail. One
roan had a sick daughter in bed when he
saw the fire coniin?, and his wife rushed to
the barn to untie the horses while heran to
save the girl, and he had jus't carried her
ont on a plowed field when the fire sprang
upon tbe house, his wife barely escaping.
Tbe horses were burned.
"I saw where 400 sheep had been burned
in a heap, The citizens of that county are
abont the best class I ever saw on the fron
tier. They are educated and industrious
The people of Blunt have done a good deal
for the sufferers, but they are unable to do
half enougn, and I hope the people of Min
neapolis will pat their shoulders to the
wheel at once. Seed wheat is what tHey
want, particularly now that the spring sea
son is at hand.
"They also want lumber to build houses
in fact everything that can be given in
the shape of relief ought to be turned in at
once. I met one man who lost everything
but his tin pail and a razor and he was not
in the least disturbed. He said he was all
right as he could take care of himself, but
that the people with families were the one3
to be pitied."
AN AMERICAN L0CHIN7AE.
Pretty Mary Murphy Objects to Her Par
ents' Choice, and Elopes With Another.
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Baiteuobe. April 10. Miss Mary,
daughter of Francis P. Murphy, a leading
merchant, is a pretty brunette about 20
years old andquite a favorite in East Balti
more. Sometime ago, at the solicitation of
her parents, she became engaged to a young
Pbiladelphian. Her heart was not in the
match, however, and she grew restless as the
time for the marriage drew near. On in
auguration day, at the request of one of her
cousins residing in Washington, she went
over to the national capital. In addition to
seeing the two Presidents exchange places
she met Von Beuth.
It was a case of love at first sight, and be
fore long they were engaged. How to get
married without tbe parental consent was
the next thing to be considered, and after
careful deliberation an elopement was de
cided on. Thursday night she left her resi
dence and started for Camden station, where
she was met by her future husband and
some of his friends. Arriving in the citv of
f Presidents Miss Murphy spent the night
with ber relatives ana was married, on Fri
day. Yesterday the fact was announced in
the papers, which was almost the first in
timation the bride's parents had of the love
affair. It is a union of Germany and Ireland.
The groom is of excellent family.
HE TURNED ON THE GAS.
A Young Norwegian Who Became Tired of
This Earthly Existence.
New Yobk, April 10. A young Nor-
Lwegian. Tboiward Fgidius, was found dead
in his bed at Moreno's to-day, with the gas
turned on full. He was apparently a sui
cide. A letter whieh he had received the
day before was found, torn to bits in the
room. Only 14 cents were found among his
effects, together with a gold watch and some
valuable trinkets. The police believe that
he ran oat of money, and, receiving no re
sponse to a telegraphic dispatch for money
from home, concluded to kill himself.
He had not been dead six hours when a
cable message addressed to him was received
and left unopened, Mr. Bors, the Nor
wegian Consul, took charge Of the suicide's
affairs. He said tbat he had known the
young man's father, who is the Norwegian
Consul at Amsterdam, and a retired merchant
of high standing. Egidius was 23 years old.
A NICE FATHER-IN-LAW.
Bockefeller Gives His Daughter a Wedding
Present of$l, 000,000.
Cleveland, April BX It has been
learned from friends of the Bockefeller fam
ily here that when Miss Bessie Bockefeller
was married a short time ago to Charles A.
Srong, son of Dr. A. H. Strong, President
of the Bochester Theologiral Seminary, her
father made her a present of S1,000,000. The
money will undoubtedly be invested through
Mr. Bockefeller. as the object ot his son-in-law
going abroad is to complete his study
of theology, and in any event his knowl
edge of the affairs of the business world
would be limited.
The gift is not a surprise here. A gentle
man very close to the family says that at
one time not very long ago, John D. Bocke
feller had 517,000,000 in money on deposit
in New York banks. This was not referred
to, of course, as representing his wealth. It
was simply a fund kept on hand for imme
diate use in big schemes.
THE SLUMBER OF DEATH.
The Attica Sleeper Has Not Atrakeaed for
Two Weeks and Is Dying.
fSPECIAL TXLEOEAJI TO THE DISPATCH..'
, Lockpobt, April 10. The Attica
sleeper, on Bennington Hill, is again in
one of her long trances. Mrs. Emma Alt
house went to sleep on March 27 and is now
asleep. From the 23d to the 27th shp did
not sleep at all. She has taken no nourish
ment since she went to sleep on the 27th.
Her teeth are closed as tight as avise, mak
ing it impossible to force the least particle
of liquid or solid food between them. Be
fore tailing into the present trance she pre
dicted a long sleep. She did not say how
She is very weak1. Physicians and rela
tives who havewatcbed the previous trances
when the woman has slept for 35 days at a
time predict tbat she is fast reaching her
THOUGHT CLEYELAND WAS DEAD.
An Iowa Town Goes In Mourning for a Few
. Cbeston, Iotva., Aril 10. Early this 1
morning a report reached this city that ex
President Cleveland had'been assassinated
last night bv the colored porter of a Pall
man car between Philadelphia and New
York. The report was generally believed
to be true, and created intense horror and
Flags were displayed at half mast, and
not until dispatches were received from
Chicago denying the report was the sus
pense ended. The flags were then raised to
the top of the masts, and there was great re
joicing. Rather Youthful Contract Laborers.
New Yobk, April 10. At Castle Garden
this afternoon six English boys between the
ages of 11 and 19, passengers on the steamer
"Wyoming, were detained on the charge that
they had been hired in England by a man
named Bew to work on his brother's ranch
in Iowa. The boys will probably be sent
back to England.
Is the title of
written f orTnx Dispatch
by Rev. Edward Everett
Hale. Tbe opening chap
ters appeared In last Sua
day'Mtssne. Begin at the
nent Flows Tip'
HE BEFUSES TO DKPtTHAT WAY,
And Tells the Court He Won't Be Brow
beaten Before the Bar.
AN EXCITING DAI FOR WHOLESALERS,
Some Fphodes That Certain Ones
Them Will Sememlxn-
There has been no more exciting day
since License Courtbegan. The Court waa
obstructed in the drift of its inquiry. Brew
er Darlington was the principal obstruction.
There were others. It was an entertaining
day's proceedings all around. For particu
lars inquire beloifT s
V . , , -
it .License court was an oraeai tor re
tailers, it is a caution to wholesalers. It
may be likened to a river at flood-tide. It
is irresistible, and no dams can stop it, if it
does not, like the brook, "go on forever."
Many a crafty craft, launched on its heav
ing bosom, starts out upon the idea of sail
ing far in a liquid course, but soon lands
high and dry very dry borne all too rap
idly for its own purposes by the swift-flowing
current of Jndge White's Biver of Be
form. Even such rushing torrents, however,
may, and often do, encounter snags. So
was it yesterday with Beform Biver. Bnt
snags in such a stream must either float
with it or be engulfed, it would seemf "Mr.
Harry Darlington, however, was willing. It ap
pears, to try the role of snag yesterday morn
ing. Tbe torrent rose rapidly around the ob
struction; bnt the latter rose wrth it. Whether
there is to be any engulfing or not, remains to
be seen. At all events, the stream soil flows,
at the same old stand and in the same old
On its surface the License Court stream was
clearer yesterday than it has been heretofore,
though its depths are yet quite impenetrable
in spots. Both applicants and spectators were
of a better class. There was also a noticeable
change in the mode of questioning the appli
cants by Judge White, the old routine cate
chism put at tbe retail applicants having been
TPE SENSATIONAL FEATUBE
of the morning session was the tilt between
Mr. Harry Darlington, of Darlington 4 Co.
and Judge White. Judge White was disposed
to know Inst what the firm name meant, so he
asked of Mr. D.: "Who is Darlington Co?"
when tne qalck, sharp retort came. "I am."
Then this very exceptional dialogue (for a court
room) took place:
There la no company then?"
"No, sir." '
"Are there any others interested In the bust
"Yea, sir, a jrreat many.' ,
"Weil. I employ 13 In my house and a great
many others outside."
' "Ob, answer my question directly."
"Thatlsjnstwhatlam doing, sir."
That la a matter of opinion."
"Itmaybe. Von come here and tryto be smart;
but that game woa't work here."
"WelLlfjou call it a game, all right. Idito't - .
come here to be browbeaten, audi don't intend
"Oh. the. trouble Is yon think yon are smart."
1 am as smart, probably, as the Court. "At any
rate, I came here for license, andl don't pro;
pose to answer a lot of nonsensical questions."
"Well, now answer me directly. Is anybody
else Interested In the profits of your business!"
"No, air. there- isn't. There isn't another
Judge In this court who would ask me that ques
tion." ' 'How much business do you do!"
"About 10,500 barrels, or $64,000, the past year.
That is one-half of the bnslness of the previous
"Do yon sell to people who have no license!"
"1 don't know, sir."
"No, sir: I don't. If a man comes In and wants
ale or porter and hat tbe money to par for It, be
ets it. I don't ask him a to. of questions about
Is own business."
"Do roar drivers sell from their wafrons"
"No. sir; they don't."
"Well, because I think lean rua my business
best myseir at the brewery."
"Now, Judge, that isn't a fair question. I have
told you that tbey don't sell and why they don't
sell. That la enough."
HO"W HE DISCBlylNATES.
' 'But you don't discriminate In your business at
the brewery." ,
4 'I beg jour pardon. I do discriminate."
"You said you sold to anybody."
, 'A man who hasn't money don't set a cent's
worth-. That Is the best discrimination possible."
"Well, your brewery Is Just the kind that Chief
Brown, of the Department of Fnblle Safety, re
'My place Is ran strictly on the letter of the
"Oh, you sell to anybody?"
"Is tbat against the law?"
"I would like to know of It. I haveread the law
"Chief Brown's petition Is a strong one."
"Ob if Chief Brown would attend more strictly
to his own business. It would bo more credit to
"I think he Is."
"Maybe. I know when my house la robbed ha
never pays much attention to tbe thieves, unless
a good deal of money goes Into the Department of
Mr. Darlington was very angry by this time and
waa walking oack and forth behind the stand. As
he left the stand Mr. Darlington turned to Major
Brown, his attorney, and begged his pardon for
not giving him a better show.
The protest to which the Court had alluded was
a formal and quite general one from Chief Brown,
requesting tbat licenses be refused to all whole
salers, brewers or distillers who bad knowingly
snpDlleu unlicensed retailers by delivering beer,
wines or liquors In roundabout or suspicious
manner, or under false labels; to all who bad sold
In Jugs, bottles or small kegs Indiscriminately:
and to all who had been soliciting, advertising or
applying lor orders by mall, express, special de
livery, messenger service, or telephone, or In any
manner, and filling tbe same without any refer-(.
ence to, or aiiempt to. ascertain tne ago, coo-f
dm on, character or habits of the applicant, or the
purpose for which liquor was desired: saldord
being in many cases oiled and sentCO.D.
these practices conld be stopped.
for his denart-
mem to abolish-or punish all violations of the
license lair within the cltr.
During the day Judge White told Attorney
Christy tbat be would allow witnesses to be asked
questions, that would furnish a foundation for a
George n. Bennett, of George H. & James X.
Bennett, 13S First avenue, -was first- examined In
the morning, and passed easily and with seeming
credit, clilmlng to do a business of (120, 0C0, aa did
also B. Bauman, 418 Ferry street, whose returns
were 2,000; J. C. Buffum. 209-11 Market street,
about whose bottle trade tbeCourt waa In doubt;
Frank Bonlstane, 10 Diamond square, who re
ported 30,000 la sales; Joseph and George S.
Fleming, druggists. 41Z Market street, who were
told the Court doubted theadvlsablllty of licensing
druggists; Otta Frey, 7 Diamond square, -with
70,000 a year; Thomas Gamble, 4031 erry street,
whq went through on the fly; Isaac Wertheimer,
of Guckenhelmer&Co.. 93 and 95 First avenue,
who was told by Mr. Christy that E. Wertheimer
was wanted, to show that he was unfit for the
business; Philip Hamburger and Isaac Josephs,
who passed easily: George A. Kelry. the druggist,
who only sells A ceo worth or "booze" per year;
Jacob Miller, or Water street and Dnnuesne -way,
who reaches 113, OCX), and Thomas Murray, who
wants an ale and beer bottler's license. Those all
got through before dinner, but without appetizers
orappetltes; for every one of them heaved a big
sigh when it was over ..
After the noonday meal. James K. Bennett ex
plained that tbe only trouble the firm had had was
a technical one with Government offlclala who
had, by mistake, gauged and stamped eight empty
barrels In the First avenue house.
Bernard Maglnnls, of Water street, agentof
A A. Milllgan, of theSouthsIde, denied that the
latter's wagon, which stopped at his place with
beer, was a "milk wagon, " though It used to be,
and waao lettered until a few months, ago. He
kept beer at bis house over night however, and
sold It in cases to such unlicensed places as "the
houses of doctors, lawyers and tome ministers."
U. P. O'Dongherty. of 17 Water street whose
hn.lnei had fallen Off irom ISO. 000 to 130. OOOa. Tr.
admitted a small bucket trade with worklugmta
and business men. .sir. irjLrougnerrr included
tbe Columbus ana Kod and Gun- Clubs, and tht
Washlugton-Irvlnr Literary Society among tho
organizations supplied by Wei during the put