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JTHE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, THURSDAY; APRIL- 25, 1889.
favor of the grounds taken, by Attorneys
Cohen, Ferguson, and possibly by Major A.
T. Brown, all of whom were consulted by
the committee, and who have since been
studying up points of law in their defense.
However, the court may simply take the
papers to-day and fix a time for argument.
Major Brown said yesterday that to get
the matter belore the Supreme Court some
action was of course necessary in the lower
courts. It will depend upon what occurs
there. He replied to reporters questions
that he had heard it was the intention to
take Brewer Darlington's case with the
bottlers and others up to the Supreme
Court eventually. Ar to the merits of the
cases the attorney courteously declined to
give an opinion for publication now. He
had not completed his examination of the
points raised and of course he would have
to submit them to clients first.
Lawyeis generally are divided on the
possibility of the other judges granting re
hearings. Some say that judicial courtesy
will prevent Judges Ewing and Magee
from interfering with the findings of Judge
"White. "Whv," said one of the leading
members of the bar, "a decision by Jndge
"White in a license case is a judgment of the
Court just as much as a sentence pro
nounced in a criminal case, and all the
other Judges combined cannot unite to
change or set it aside without Judge
A QUIET MEETIKG.
"While the committee was holding the
conference with Attorney Cohen yesterday
atternoon about 30 of the unfortunate whole
sale dealers and brewers held a meeting at
No. 60 fourth avenue. They had simply
rathered to hear the committee's report, and
in the committee's absence only informal
conversations took place.
One of the men present was Charles
Hook, the wholesale wine and liquor mer
chants in the Seventeenth ward. He is one
of the best known and most hiehly respected
citizens of Lawrenceville. Last year he
was in California when his license was
granted. This year no person ever dreamed
of his refusal, and it created a genuine sen
sation. There has never been a remon
strance against him. Mr. Fuhrer, a whole
saler who built one of the finest busi
ness houses in the Fifteenth ward,
was also refused. He was at
the meeting, too. These gentlemen
say thev were refused for selling whisky by
quarts and upwards in bottles. They still
insist the Brooks law allows them to do this,
and yet that was the sole reason Judge
"White rejected them. Mr. Hook never
sold a drop of beer.
Both Messrs. Hook and Fuhrer call at
tention to the fact that several well-known
wholesale business dealers in the heart of
the two cities, whose largest trade is in
quart bottles, were granted licenses. They
give names to back their assertions.
A General Meeting Called for To-Day
Lawyers Are Afraid They Have No
bhoiv for a Rehearing Some Inci
dents. Secretary Kimmick, of the Betail liquor
dealers' Association, has issued a call for a
general meeting of saloon keepers, at 9:30
A. M. to-day, in G. A. B. Hall, No. 78
Fourth avenue, to discuss a matter of great
importance. Of course this is the wholesale
refusal of their licenses.
Holding this circular in his hand yester
day, James Delaney, the well-known saloon
keeper on Market street, who was refused
license, said: "I am not going to the meet
ing. "What is the use? "We can do noth
ing. Therefore, why keep up the excite
ment?" Samuel Bing, the owner of a well-known
resort on Sixth street, said: "I was refused
a license, but I am not meeting with the
other men. I accept the result I take my
dose gracefully and will obey the law."
Major A. M. Brown, who is attorney for
some of the wholesale dealers, was asked
yesterday by a reporter if retailers might
get a rehearing also. He did not appear
hopeful, and said the retailers were more
subject to the searching examinations and
-whim of the Court than the wholesalers.
Charles C. Montooth and a number of other
attorneys who had a large number of appli
cations stated yesterday that they would
make no appeal, as they did not see how an
appeal for retailers could stand.
Controller Brown, of Allegheny, says that
by the decrease in the number of liquor
licenses granted, the city would lose 7,800.
Before the Brooks license law went into
effect there were 420 saloons.
Perhaps one of the greatest surprises in
the whole affair was the granting of but one
license to the Seventeenth ward. There were
26 applicants. The ward is the most popu
lous in the city. It never had a bad reputa
tion, that is for rowdyism or outlawry as a
result of too many saloons. Some parts of
the Eighteenth, Fifteenth and First wards,
for instance, had far worse records in police
courts. Yet each of these were granted
two, three and five licenses each, while the
Seventeenth ward was given but one saloon.
KEW TROUBLES ARISE.
The Bondsmen of Some Weil-Known Sa
loon Keepers Are Rejected by Jndee
E wine Hit Utterances About licenses.
Judge Ewing reopened the License Court
yesterday for the purpose of inspecting the
bonds of the liquor dealers who had been
granted a license. It was anticipated that
some appeals would be made from the de
cision of Judge "White, and quite a large
crowd was on hand when the court was
opened, bnt nothing of that kind occurred.
Judge Ewing said:
I will not entertain any applications for a re
hearing. I simply speak for myself. I will not
entertain any petition for a rehearing or are
consideration. I would as soon think of inter
fering in or rehearing a desertion or surety of
the peace case that Judge "White bad dis
Judge Ewing positively refused to allow
one man to be on more thantwo bonds, and
quite a number in the rejected list lost on
this account. The Court also refused to ap
prove the bonds of Messrs. John O'Neill,
W. J. Bhulandt, M. C. Dwyer and James
Getty, Jr., until they furnished a certificate
'showing that they Had resigned their seats
in Councils. The following is the list of
the dealers whose bondsmen were refused:
George Retneman, First ward, one bonds
Fred Saunders, First ward, one of his bonds
men, Daniel Welgel. on too-many bonds.
Lenz& Kleinsmlth, Third ward, bond not
correct, both signatures on one line, and the
bond a wholesale one.
E. Rein eman. Third ward, John W. O'Brien,
his bondsman, on too many bonds.
Daniel Hacgerty, Tenth ward, H. Omert, his
bondsman, on too manv bonds.
Felix McKnight, Fourteenth ward, one
bondsman's property mortgaged.
Timothy Barrett. Nineteenth ward, one
bondsman's property worth 9,000 and mort
Raced for $10,000.
A. C. Darrah. Third ward, Allegheny. Mary
Klein not accepted as a bondsman.
William Burdette, John 8. Snvder, Charles
"WoUendale and Mrs. K. Weber, Fourth ward,
Allegheny, bonds refused because Peter Wai
ter. Jr now deceased, named as one of the
James Tarphy, Fifth ward, Allegheny. Sam
uel hholes not accepted as a bondsman.
James Boyle, Tajlor Loyd. Soger P. Evans,
Owen Mnrpby and Michael Ward, Homestead,
James F.Ward, Braddock. Bonds insufficient.
Robert C. Carothers, McKeesport, one bonds
William Franey. Baldwin township, one
James Briggs ana William Thropp, ilifflin
township, bondsmen insufficient.
Judge Ewing stated that both Judge Ma
cee and himself would go over the bonds of
the wholesale dealers at such time as they
could find in the clerk of courts' office.
Allegheny's Special Election.
The election for Common Council in the
fourth ward, Allegheny, to fill the racancy
caused by the death of Peter "Walter, Jr.,
. -will take place to-day. The candidates are
C."C Hax, the tanner and ex-member of
Select Council, and James Archibald. But
little interest is being taken in the election.
A DESPERATE COMBAT
Between the Hired Men of Two Well
Known East End Families.
ONE IS NOW IN A DYING CONDITION.
His Deposition Denies His Enemy's Story
A I0TJ5 AFFAIR MAI- BE BACK OF IT
Charles "Wilson may die from the effects
of wounds inflicted upon him yesterday af
ternoon by Andrew Heirer. The trouble
occurred in the East End. Heizer is the
hired man of Mrs. J. P. Scott, of "Wine
biddle avenue, near Penn avenue. "Wilson
is employed as coachman for Charles B. Mc
Clean, of "Winehiddle avenue, near Liberty
At about 5 o'clock P. sr. Heizer called in
at Mr. McClean's place to borrow an ax for
the purpose of cutting some wood for
Mrs. Scott. "Wilson was the only person
in the yard and to him Heizer applied for
the loan of the ax. "Wilson, it is said, re
fused to comply with the request, saying
the ax was a new one and he did not wish it
injured. Heizer went home, but was again
sent back bv Mrs. Scott with instructions to
state that she would assume all responsibili
ty, and that the ax would not be broken.
"Wilson again refused, whereupon Heizer
called him an "impudent cur."
A TEKBIFIC COMBAT.
"Wilson, it is said, then struck Heizer a
powerful blow on the head with his fist,
nearly felling him to the ground. ' Heizer
staggered to the street and was closely fol
lowed by "Wilson, whom Heizer said threat
ened to kill him. "When Heizer reached the
sidewalk he was struck again by "Wilson.
Heizer then pulled out his pocket knife and
plunged the large blade into "Wilson's abdo
men. "Wilson sank to the ground and Heizer
Officers Boss and Gettes, with the assist
ance of Captain Brophy, worked the case
skillfully and captured Heizer in half an
hour. He was caught in the Nineteenth
ward and lodged in the Seventeenth ward
station on a charge of felonious cutting, pre
ferred by Captain Brophy.
"Wilson was taken to St. Francis' Hos
pital. His father was an Indian and his
mother of Spanish birth. His wound is in
a vital part of the stomach, very deep, and
extending a distance of six inches.
Alderman Porter was called to the hos
pital late last night to take "Wilson's dying
deposition. It reads as follows:
A DYING MAN'S DENIAL.
I, Charles Wilson, ot Wmebiddle avenue,
city of Pittsburg, Pa., formerly of Cincinnati,
O., aged 26 years, being of sound mind and be
lieving that 1 am about to die from the effects
of the wound inflicted by one Andrew Heizer,
who cat and wounded me in the stomach with
a knife while we were quarreling on Wine
biddle avenue, Apnl 24. at S o'clock P. M. The
quarrel commenced about an ax which the
said Andrew Heizer v anted to borrow. I told
him we had no ax. He called me a liar and
commenced abnsing me with vile words. He
started ont of the yard. I followed him and
told him if he were not an old man I would
smash him in the mouth. Then he turned on
me and cut me with a knife, as I have said.
i Sworn and subscribed to this April 24, 1SS9.
"W. H. Fortes, Alderman.
Chakles x Wilson.
R. A. BRornr.
Dr. Straub said the recovery of "Wilson
was impossible. "Wilson lived on Grocery
lane, Nineteenth ward. He is a very large
and strong man. Heizer lives at No. 6
Peach alley. Allegheny. He is 48 years of
age, married and has fonr grown daughters
and a son. He served in Hie war on the
Union side. His left arm is completely
Heizer said that a few months since he
lived in Bloomfield. "Wilson commenced
paying attention to his daughters. Heizer
refused to countenance the attention, and
says that "Wilson has since borne him a
NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION.
Several Buildings Burned at McKeesport
Yesterday, Two Men Seriously Darned
nnd Some Others Narrowly Escape In
jury. The seven-story building known as Hotel
Gustave and the six-story residence adjoin
ing, at McKeesport, both owned by John
Landmark, were destroyed by fire yesterday
at noon. Natural gas exploded under a
boiler in the basement of the hotel and scat
tered the immense structure completely.
Lundmark, who was sitting in the front
door of the house, was blown 50 feet and
was badly burned. The entire building
was in flames in two minutes, and several
male boarders, beside two women, were
badly burned in escaping from the building
with their lives. One woman jnmped out
of a second story window. Chiei McAl
lister, of the city fire department, was
badly burned while in the burning build
ings adjoining the hotel.
Both of the large buildings, beside three
smaller ones, burned. A stiff wind was
blowing, and the city had a narrow escape
.from a widespread conflagration. Lund
mark lost $20,000 and has 511,000 insurance.
Many people living in the vicinity were
big losers by household goods being de
stroyed in moving out of their homes
during the time the element was raging.
K0 PUBLIC KLCEPTI0N.
A Notable Change In the Americas Clnb's
The distinguished guests for the Americus
Club banquet will arrive in the city Satur
day morning. They will be taken sight
seeing and return to their hotels at 2 o'clock
for lunch. As the reception at the Seventh
Avenue begins at 6 o'clock and the banquet
at 7 o'clock there will be no time for a re
ception at the club honse for the general
public. Therefore it will be omitted.
The number ot seats reserved for distin
guished guests is larger this year than cus
tomary, but it has been filled up. The
time is necessarily limited by reason of the
banquet taking place on Saturday night,
yet there will be three hours allotted to
toasts. The banquet will be brought to an
end before 12 o'clock.
SALT TRUST HERE.
They Bold a Secret Sleeting In One of the
There was a secret meeting of the Salt
Trust held in this city yesterday afternoon,
of which P. B. Thurber, of New York, is
President The gentleman arrived in the city
yesterday ostensibly to attend another meet
ing, but from facts 'learned his object was to
confer with members of it in this city, and
the general Salt Trust Such profound
secrecy has been kept oi the fact that the
reporter failed to elicit any inside develop
ments or what was the nature of the pro
ceedings. It was held at a prominent hotel
late in the afternoon.
ALDERMAN GALLAGHER GONE.
He Dropped Dead at His West End Resi
dence Early Lust Evening.
Alderman Gallagher, of the Thirty-fourth
ward, dropped dead at his home on "West
Carson street, last evening between 8 and !)
o'clock. 'Squire Gallagher had not been
ailing and the cause of death is unknown.
He was in his office yesterday as nsual.
He was 45 years of age and leaves & wife
and family. 'Squire Gallagher had been a
resident of the' Thirty-fourth ward for 30
yeay He was Deputy Mayor under May-
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THE EX-CHIEFS CHECKERS.
An Amusing Allegation as to What Caused
the Raid on a Northslde Alleged Poker
Room An Old Policeman Under Fire.
Ex-Koundsman John Thompson, of the
Allegheny police force, had, a bearing he
fore Mayor Pearson last evening,on a charge
of operating a gambling room in the bank
building at the corner of Franklin street
and Beaver avenue. The place was raided
early Sunday morning by Chief of Police
Kirschler and a posse of officers. Thomp
son's attorney, for some reason, was not
present last night and he conducted the
Some very interesting evidence was
brought out The witnesses seemed lo have
forgotten a great deal, and what they did
testify to they conld not state positively.
The first witness was Mrs. Elizabeth Pad
den. She testified that s'ne had a lease for
all the rooms in the building, and rented
them to whoever applied. The rooms where
the gambling was alleged to have taken
place were rented to r. club. Mrs. Fadden
does not know who rented the rooms, or who
paid the rent, but f tated positively that
Thompson had no business transaction with
her. She did not care who paid it, just so
she got the money.
Thompson then attempted to ask the wit
ness some questions, saving that his attor-
rney had not put in an appearance. There
were a few hot words between His Honor
and the defendant, when he was finally per
mitted to conduct his own case. Mrs.
Padden continued her testimony, and said
there was still a balance of $5 due her for
rent. She did not remember the" name of
the club that rented the rooms.
Joseph McAuliffe stated that a club had
been formed, but a permanent organization
had not been effected. There were eleven
members. Thompson, he believed, had
been engaged to take charge of the rooms
for the club.
Chief oi Police Kirschler told how he had
made an information, on information re
ceived, nnd had gone down to raid the
room. "When he attempted to enter, he
said, Thompson pushed him to one side, but
he passed him and entered. He found a
number of poker chips in the bed, where
they had evidently been thrown when the
players were apprised of the presence of the
Mr. Thompson then remarked that the
proceedings were irregular, claiming that
the Chief had no right to break open his
John McCollum stated that he was pres
ent when the raid was made. He said that
ex-Chief Murphy had entered the room and
offered to play a game of checkers with any
man in the house. If he, won, the place
would be raided, and if he lost, the place
would not be disturbed. The game was
Slayed, and Mr. Murphy was badly beaten,
'otwithstanding this, the witness con
tinued, the place was raided anyhow. The
witness volunteered the information that he
thought this was an "unprincipled trick."
Detective Murphy entered while the wit
ness was giving his testimony, and was then
placed on the stand. He admitted having
played a game of checkers and lost, but
said he had been sent down to investigate,
and that the Chief had ordered the raid.
Here Mr. Thompson said: "How did you
get my 528 50 and the chips out of the drawer
in the desk?" V
"Broke it open, of course," said Detec
tive Murphy, "as is customary in cases ot
this kind, to seenre evidence."
One witness, John Walknp, then testified
to having purchased chips from Thompson
and afterward had them cashed by Thomp
son, the proceeds of a game of poker which
he had played for money. On this the
Mayor held Thompson in $500 bail for trial
The bail was promptly furnished and Mr.
Thompson retired by the side door, just in
the nick of time, as a constable entered the
front door with a warrant for his arrest for
desertion, made by his wife before Alder
Mr. Thompson has had a very eventful
careerduring the past two years. He was
an officer and held an important position
under ex-Mayor "Wyman. Subsequently he
was appointed on the police force oy Mayor
Pearson. He was afterward discharged and
went to Cleveland, where he was employed
for a long time, returning to Allegheny a
few months ago.
EAST IjIBEBTTS GL0RI
As It Will Shine on Washington's Centen
The" East End Centennial Celebration
Committee met last night and authorized
the committee on grounds to secure the
Homewood Driving Park for the pnblic
meeting, as the indications point to 10,000
people being present The parade will be
composed of three grand divisions. The
first division to be composed of all uni
formed organizations; second and third divi
sions of all organizations, with or without
regalias or badges.
The column will move promptly at 1:30
o'clock over the following route:
North Hiland 'to Stewart street, counter
march to South Hiland, to Walnut street, to
bhady avenue, to Frankstown avenue, to Lin
coln avenue, to place of meeting.
All bands of musio will cease playing at
turning point on countermarch and con
tinue so until they reach the extreme left of
third division. The column .will pass in re
view on entering the grounds, each division
commander and staff will form on the left of
Chief Marshal, location permitting.
A TRAIN DISPATCHER DIISG.
Thomas J. Byrne, a WelUKnown Tonng
Operator, Almost at His 30.
Thomas J. Byrne, a well-known train dis
patcher and telegraph operator of the Penn
sylvania Company, is lying at bis home on
Pulton street in a dying condition. He has
been suffering for the past two months from
a complication of diseases, the result of
overwork. He was well known as the day
operator in the baggage room of the Union
station about three years ago. He was then
promoted to the office of Superintendent
Starr, in Allegheny, and a short time after
ward was given the responsible position of
He is the brother of John Byrne, one of
the Dest Known operators in tne country, and
now with the "Western Union Company in
HIS LIBERALITY DID IT.
A Man Prrscnts Another With Jewelry,
Which Lends to His Arrest.
John Buck was lodged in jail last night
by Detectives McTighel and Coulson as a
suspicious character. They found a valise
containing a lot of jewelry, such as gold
watches, earrings, breast-pins, etc., and the
detectives suppose the articles to come from
a jewelry store which was robbed lately.
The man was arrested in a peculiar way.
He had given a lot of jewelry to a man
named Patrick Brown, who was arrested as
a tramp In Coraopolis last night Brown
said that the jewelry had been given to him
by Buck, and on his description of the man
the detectives found Buck last night near
the Union depot The case will be lnlly in
New Competition to the Pacific.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company
nas at last made arrangements to receive
Pittsburg freight, from date, for Tacoma,
Seattle, Port Townsend and Victoria, 3. p.,
direct They wish shippers to route ship
ments via Union Pacific Bailroad. Oregon
Hailway and Navigation Company, and
steamer from Portland. This- gives new
competition with the Northern and Cana
dian Pacific Bailroads.
The "Washington Inaugural Centennial
Committee yesterday sent cut cards to the
invited guests. The cards are vary beauti
ful, containing the portraits of all the Pres
idents of the United States from-'Washibg-ton
to Harrison. " "' '
A BEALU BIG THING.
Grocers, at Their Banquet, Learn and
Teach Great Arithmetic,
TALKING OP MILLIONS LIKE UNITS.
A Glimpse of the Double Feast That Closed
WHAT THE! DID BEFORE THE! DINED
In compliment to the Betail Merchants'
Protective Association of Pennsylvania, the
Pittsburg Association royally banqueted the
members of the former at the Seventh
Avenue Hotel last evening. There Were 250
covers laid, and the extreme good fellowship
induced by partaking of an epicurean treat,
surely made it an occasion for remembrance
for the participants.
Almost every county in the State had its
representative, from Philadelphia to Erie,
and the one prime object of this commipgling
of merchants, both wholesale and retail, was
the discussion of their interests and to put
both on a perfect basis of protective organ
ization. There were toasts and pleasantries galore,
while the soothing sweetness of Toerge'a
strains was a specific for indigestion, which
no doubt would have resulted after the gas
tronomic "gem" had been gotten "away
A BIT Or TONOUE.
After the chef had been paid a hearty
compliment by the diminutive amount of
debris sent to the kitchen', Major Montooth,
to&stmaster, arose rather languidly with
two lower buttons of his vest out of their
customary position ot seenrity, and, In his
infectious, humorous manner, informed the
people present what they were there for:
"Some come here to listen, others to talk;
now let.ns proceed."
The first toast ""Wholesalers," fell to the
lot ot "W. K. Gillespie for a response. The
gentleman made apologies for having a poor
memory, so had to read from manuscript
In substance he read:
The wholesale grocery trade represents 25
per cent, of the mercantile business done In
this city, and has a monefery representation of
$20,000,000, with employees numbering 650 men.
It has grown steadily with ' the population of
Pittsburg, and is prospering under the release
of the burdensome expenses of transportation
and other contingencies which we have had to
battle with in by-gone years. In distribution
of merchandise we now reach beyond limits
where once the tide of our commerce was ston-
ped by competition, and our snpply is never
icsa iue ueiuanu. m mis uueiurre are engaged
some of the leading financiers and business
men of our country. '
COMPETITION1, YET TTNITT.
The speaker referred to the pioneers of
the wholesale business who had gone, be
fore, and admitted that there had been no
phenomenal growth in it since Jhen, but
pointed with pride at the financial worth
and fearlessness in competition, though he
added: "What we 'want, retailers, is unity,
organization; with this we cannot fail, and
the wholesalers want yon to trade with
them, and in turn wish for yon unbounded
'Commercial Salesmen" was the next
toast, and Major Montooth in a few prelim
inary pleasantries compared a drummer
and a lawyer very favorably together, so far
as they had any relation with truth. Mr.
Gaibraith responded to this, and he was a
splendid representative of the typical travel
ing man. He said:
The commercial man is the connecting link
between the wholesaler and retailer. Nearly 08
per cent of all the merchandise sold lit the
United States is done throngb the aid of a trav
eling salesman. Wide-awake retailers have
found out that it is more beneficial to purchase
this way than to lose time and money by travel
ing themselves to select and purchase coods.
For honesty and integrity the commercial man
stands at the top ot the neap, f"Oht Oh! Dhl"
S. S. Marvin responded to "Pittsburg's
Exposition" something like this:
Expositions are not of this century and birth.
We find the first one was held in London as far
back as 1761. Fiom that date they were taken
up as educators for the people, and Napoleon
I. organized one in France, which only con
tained 110 exhibits. France continned them
year after year, until now they have com
pleted the greatest and most expensive
one that the world ever saw.
The Pittsburg Exposition scheme was
born a little over three years ago, with
a capital stock consisting of the back of an en
velope and the stub of a lead pencil; but we
have persevered and lived through adversity
until we are all bnt assured of our great insti
tution, which will serve as the greatest public
benefactor and educator. Nothing but enter
prise has done it; just the same as has built
Pittsburg up to her standing as the great com
mercial center she now is. we have our Ex
position; bnt we still need money. Have we
the enterprise? It is for you to think over,
NETV TOBK'S MILLIONAIRE.
F. B. Thurber, the great millionaire gro
cer of New York, expatiated at length upon
"The Metropolis," and argued that selfish
people living there didn't know anything
abont the progress being made in outside
cities, such as irmsburg, Chicago, Kansas
City and Oklahoma, until they -once came
out this way and saw for themselves. He
complimented Pittsburg in high terms,
saying the phenomenal growth since the
war was astounding. He gave the
retailers and wholesalers a quiet "roasting"
for their indifference to 'progress and organi
zation, and very potently intimated that
there was a semblance of mountain moss
still clinging to their backs. "Join hands,"
said he, "and prosperity will come along,
like the running of a placid stream smooth
and sure "
Percy P. Smith honored "Pittsburg"with
a very characteristic speech, in which he
gave startling statistics, interspersed with
his usual fund of funny "snaps," which
season his conversation at any time.
Between each toast music by the cele
brated Haydn Quartet, which was a very
pleasant divertisment Several other minor
toasts were responded to, after which the
toast master spoke ot the genial treatment of
the hotel proprietors and bespoke in behalf
of the guests hearty thanks. The whole
body then, as one man, said "good night"
no, "good morning" to each other, their
pleasant lesuvmes enueu.
. BUSINESS FINISHED UP.
The Visiting; Grocers Act on Some Routine
Matters and Then Elect Officers of the
Yesterday morning the State Betail
Grocers' Association tried to resuscitate a
resolution killed by them two years ago.
It commits members of the association to
buy no goods from manufacturers who per
mit peddlers to handle their goods. The
In the afternoon the only question that
was discussed was, "Are labor organizations
against us in view of their attitude on the
collection bill?" The sentiment was that
the actions of the labor organizations in the
past was against the grocer.
A motion to reduce the per capita tax
from SI to 60 cents wasadopted. The Board
of Directors presented a resolution consoli-
'dating the per capita tax and the legislative
Secretary B. A. Stevenson declined to be
a candidate for office again, and later in the
afternoon a resolution was passed expressing
the regret of the association in losing his
services. Scranton was selected as the place
for the next meeting, and the date fixed for
the fourth Tuesday of April, 1890. The
election of officers was ttfen held with the
President W. H. Tumbelston, Philadelphia
First Vice President J. L. Calvert. Altoona
Second Vice President, C. 8. Seamans. Scran
ton; Third Vita President, S.B. CharteraPitte
burgi Fourth Vice President, W. H. Schuman.
PottsVille; Secretary. E. B. Reese, Pottsville:
TreasurerAnds-ew Wlcht. Allegheny: Dlrec
tors, J. A. Harbangh. T. H. Musebaum. H. C.
Bunker. W. B. McKee, Thomas Cawidv.
"'?? 77' Slhotin, W. H. Wilson, q!
Faas. C. W. More, W. Sweeney and William
NOTES AND NOTIONS.
Many Matters of Much and XJttle Moment
Don't talk shop.
Time flies Fly times.
The good do not dye young!
A WINDLASS A talkative girl.
Avoid death and the penitentiary.
In his cups The man with the hiccoughs.
Irtakes a Chicago girl to cover the ground.
A QiRL who jumps at the chance generally
The iron entered his soul when he stepped
on a tack.
A declining institution the dear girl who
When enthusiasm dies away, then the true
grit is shown.
The Oklahoma rustlers evidently took their
claims for gran ted.
Mrs. Hareison has a smaller hand than
Mrs. Cleveland. Shake, Carrie.
Strange that a man relieved of his office
doesn't feel relieved Worth a cent.
The man who succumbed to a heavy pres
sure ought to have asked her to let go.
Henby Ievino wants to be knighted.
American actors are usually benighted.
Don't talk inanely. There is a point you
are driving at; hit it please, and go away.
Two more society women intend to become
actresses. The stage is paved with good inten
tions. Summer tourists and tramps are now look
ing around for a place to spend a few quiet
Wisconsin university girls are learning
carpentry. They should make excellent
A Western paper wants to know why
brains are disregarded. Somebody else must
Vebilt the enp of Chicago's humiliation is
full ana running over. Even the Pittsburgs
can beat them.
Should the Pittsburgs make a winning or
two more their cup would be full to overflow
Cincinnati is raising a cry against the
smoke nuisance. She should pay more atten
tion to the cobwebs.
The postmaster of Lancaster has a cask of
brandy that was Imported in 1809. He has not
yet been asked to resign.
Division No. 20, A. O. H-.ield their annual
ball in the Birmingham Turner Hall, on Jane
street, Soutbside, last night
The weather will be "rain and cooler," says
the prophet with a grin. He who disbelieves a
prophet surely is a man of sin.
Miss Grace Fremont is seriously 111 at her
home on Fremont street caused by nervous
prostration resulting from overstudy.
Toh Eg an, the telegraphic wae, hitit nearly
when he said: Down to-day and down to-morrow.
To-day we lose and to-morrow we lose.
Honest, consistent hard work is a beautiful
thing, but the reward is too distant, and even
then it comes when it can no longer be enjoyed.
The people of Minneapolis are meek and
long suffering, and perhaps some of them are
Christians, nevertheless they refuse to read St
An alarm of Are from box 27 at i o'clock
yesterday afternoon was caused by a blazing
chimney at No. 4 Mellon's row, on Tunnel
New Tore Socialists have denounced the
Constitution, but Uncle Sam smilingly offers
them a corner lot in Oklahoma or a rope's end,
just as usual.
The school children of the Twenty-eighth
ward gave a concert and entertainment in the
school hail last night The programme con
sisted of recitations and music
The parties who jimmied tne door of A. A,
Wilbrichs' shoe store. No. 541 Fifth avenue,
went away pretty well heeled. They took with
them about $200 worth of shoes.
Thomas Malone, who was so strangely in
jured by the top of a freight car being blown
against him on West Carson street is still
alive, bnt is not expected to recover.
AT the Emory M, E. Church the East Liber
ty branch of the Y. 31. C. A will give an Easter
entertainment this evening. Excellent music
and recitations have been arranged.
"Well, Tom, I proposed." "What did she
sayf" "She said yes." "Well, I must say you
don't look happy." "I'm not. I asked her if.
she preferred a single life, and she said yes.'- -
This" evening and to-morrow evening a Sab
bath school conference will be held at Biver
sideM.E. Church, Allegheny. The speakers
will be Bev.TV. G. Mead. Bev. J.B. Bisk. Miss
Alice Hesley.Rev. A J.Asbe.Bev. O. A Emer
son and Rev. W. F. Conner.
A pure breeze from the broad Mononga
hela came stealing gently adown the streets;
dallied with him but for a moment and then
sneaked on. redolent with whisky and onions,
beer and pretzels, while a sulphurous perfume
reigned supreme o'er ail. He had been refused
a license. ,
"Yes," what an easy word to say.
Yes, but it doesn't always pay.
"Yes" is the favorite every day.
Yes, but it leads the other way.
"No," what a cold and chilling thought
No, but the battles it has fought
"No" marks a selfish earthly lot
No, but with heavenly wisdom fraught
The ridiculous sixteenth century custom of
across the Sixth street bridge still
continues. It is equal to the brilliant idea of
giving each man on the Fifth avenue traction
a ticket and obliging him to boldit in a silly and
uncomfortable way until Oakland is reached,
when the conductor kindly takes it away and
gives it to some other unfortunate.
They Are Making; Arrangements to Form a
Trnst for Their Interests.
The livery stable keeper on the South
side held a meeting last night in the Miller
Bros', undertaking rooms, on Carson street,
for the purpose of disenssing the advisabil
ity of forming an organization for their
mutual protection. Mr. J.P. Beinhauerwas
elected Chairman pro tern.
All the men present refused to divulge
anything about the objects of the proposed
organization, but the fact leaked out, never
theless, that they consider themselves im
posed upon by the bridge companies, who
ask them to pay toll for undertaking car
riages: Another fact was stated that some
of the livervmen charge each other too high
prices for helping them out in a case of
The liverymen expect, if they are or
ganized into a union, tbey will not only be
able to fix a better rate for the loan of their
vehicles and horses, but they hope to bring
some of the bridge companies into an ar
rangement more satisfactory to them.
Mr. Beinhaner said that he could not say
anything yet, because all the liverymen in
the city are to he asked to join the organiza
tion. THE COKE TRADE BETTER.
Nothing Settled Abont It, However, With
out a Syndicate.
The coke operators do not seem to be wor
rying as much as they did a few weeks ago.
Trade seems to be picking up a little; but
noneof them have much to say on the sub
ject. The only thing that will boom the coke
trade is a syndicate; but it is almost impos
sible to form an organization that will be
satisfactory to all producers. Everyman in
the trade is doing bnsinessNfor himself.
The Brewer Likely to Appeal His Case
nnd Resist Very Hard.
It is reported that Mr. Harry Darlington
will appeal hh case to the Supreme Court
and that he will leave for Philadelphia to
day. An-effort was made to see him last
evening; bnt he positively declined to. be in
terviewed or to say anything on the subject
Mr. Damas Lutz also declined to talk on
the subject, of licenses. He said he is per
fectly satisfied, as he received all he de
sired. An Ungrateful Guest.
A man named Joseph G. Butler was ar
rested yesterday, as it is alleged that he'
stole a snit of clothes from A. N. Miller. .
who gave hfm a. night's lodging tbtf other
night in his boat on rhe.MonoDganela river,
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A DECIDED SUCCESS.
St. Paul's Cathedral Tea Party Was-
Last Night's Attractive Event.
ABODT $2,000 M THE CHURCH.
The Bain Did Not Prevent a Large Crowd
A GREAT LIST OP CLERICAL QUESTS
The dreary, damp and cheerless weather
outside, with the rain beating against the
windows, was in strange contrast with the
gay scene within Lafayette Hall last even
ing. Beautiful women, resplendent with
jewels and elegant costumes; gentle
men in full dress, sparkling electric lights,
candelabra, handsome decorations, etc., all
lent a charm to make the picture one ot
pleasure and warmth.
The occasion was the tea party, given for
the benefit f St. Paul's Cathedral. The
heavy rain, in the early part of the evening,
did not deterpeople from attending, and the
affair was as great a success in point of num
bers, in attendance, as any of its prede
cessors. The hall was beautifully decorated, the
festooning being especially fine. In the cen
ter, on the south side and nearly opposite
the entrance, stood the floral booth. It was
a very bower of loveliness. The drapings
were of orange and blue. The booth was
decorated with ferns and bridal wreath, and
festooned with evergreen. In the rear was a
magnificent piano lamp, which shed its
mellow rays over the fresh cut flowers,
giving them many colors.
amid the flowers,
which stood on all sides, were magnificent
bronze vessels, vases of Boyal "Worcester
shire holding roses, hyacinths, jonquils, etc.
The booth was in chaTge of Miss Annie
Schmertz and Mrs. Dr. Oldshue, assisted
by the Misses Barr and Phelan.
The lemonade, or fancy booth, stood op
posite the floral, and was trimmed with
lemon and opal draperies. At the top of
the middle arch in the front of the booth
was a gilded horseshoe, upon which stood a
white dove with outstretched wings. All
kinds of fancy work was sold at moderate
prices. Saddle bags, sachet bags, pin
cushions, etc., were scattered about in great
profusion. The many-colored candelehra
threw a soft light over the booth and its
fair inmates. The latter were Mrs. E. D.
"Wingenroth,assisted by Mrs. Eugene Eiley,
the Misses Agnes Hook, Alice and Mary
McKeever. A large baby doll, dressed in
pink and white satin, was'rafHed off atithis
booth. The doll was contributed by Mrs.
Toerge's Orchestra alternated with oper
atic and dance mnsic. About 200 couples
participated in the grand march. The
dancing was continued until 1 o'clock this
In the large dining hall, on the second
floor, there was another scene of rare beauty.
Long tables groaning under the weight of
the many good things to eat, the handsome
silverware, the immaculate linen table cov
erings and the rich chinaware, were tempt
ing to the appetite. Crowd after crowd sat
down to do justice to the viands, and the
table service could not be betterr The
white-aproned aids were unceasing in their
to satisfy eveetbody.
The menu comprised everything that
would tickle the palate of an epicure. The
tables were in charge of the following-named
Table No. L White ribbon In charge of
Misses Stella Hogan and Annie Dnfiy. 'aids.
Misses Gibbin, Malloy, Coffey, Marshall, Hart
Table No. 2 Pink ribbon In charge of
Mrs. K Bafferty and Miss Annie Wilt; aids.
Misses McConnack, Sullivan. Allen, Briley,
Fetherson, Rafferty and Mrs. James Cochrane.
Table No. 3 In charge of Mrs. J. B. Lar
kin, Mrs. Colbert and Mrs. Murphy; aids,
Misses Lynch, Colbert Diokson, McQee, Kelty
Table No.4 Blue ribbon In charge of Mrs.
Driscoll and Mrs. Horgan; aids, Mrs. Ferris,
Mrs. Keefe, Mrs. Ward and the Misses. Dris
coll, Keefe, Fitfield, Kennedy, McCarthy,
Bynaue, Martin and Adler.
table No. 6 Red ribbon In charge of Mrs.
Burns; aids. Mrs. Broderick and Mrs. Sullivan,
and the Misses Grace Kane, Bose Caufield,
Mellon, Barry, McMeals, McAuliffe and Casser.
The clergy present were: Fathers "Wall,
Molineaux, Conway and student Murphy,
of the Cathedral; McTighe. of St Malachi's;
Sheedy, of St Mary's of Mercy; McDer
mott, of the Holy Ghost College; Deecy
and Devlin, of the Holy Cross Church,
Cunningham, of Turtle Creek: Canevin, or
St Paul's Orphan Asylum; "Ward, of St
Bridget's; Briley, of St Kyrian's; Griffin,
of St. John the Baptist's, and the Passionist
Fathers Doyle, Nevids, Smith, Nyman,
Hopper, Cullen and Hughes.
It is estimated that about $2,000 will be
realized by the party. This money will be
used to pay for the renovation of the
ADVICE FROM MARTIN.
He Calls Down the Kongbers and Catchers
and Tells Them What lo Do.
Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated
Association, has at last declared himself on
the important subject of wages now being
discussed by the roughers and catchers. He
says that a mistaken impression has got
abroad through statements made by some of
the men and published in this paper that
President Weihe has ruled that "no mem
ber of the Amalgamated Association, who
is not directly employed and paid by the
firm was eligible as delegate to the annnal
' He says that no member will believe any
such nonsense and savs:
It the guide mill roughers intended to ask
for a revision in the guide mill scale, so as to
get an increase in wages, they should have
submitted the question to convention through
the programme as tbe Amalgamated Associa
tion rnles provide. Every question of import
ance, especially on wages, intended to be
brought np in convention mus be submitted
through the programme. This is done in order
to protect the association andprevent members
from springing questions for advances in wages
without the knowledge and consent of tbe
membership. As a further protection to the
organization of tho wage question, the
laws were changed last convention making
it obligatory on a member or mem
bers anticipating an advance in wages to first
demand it of the company for which he or
they work before it can be taken up in conven
tion, and a tall lire to do this precludes tbe pos
sibility of its consideration by convention.
This refers to individual cases onlv and not to
the general scale. As we' view it the claim of
the gnide mill ronchers will come under this
rule, so that should it fail of consideration by
the convention the fanlt rests with themselves.
Every safeguard has heen thrown around tbe
wages question by tbe Amalgamated Associa
tion, so as to preclude the possibility of a strike
on questions not known to and sanctioned by
the general organization.
Beloved Children Gone.
The 2-year-old child of Michael Bowe,
the ticket examiner at1 the Union station,
died yesterday morning of gastric fever,
and Undertaker J. J. Flannery lost little
George, his 14-nionths-old son, of pneu
monia, yesterday afternoon.
The People's Store.
See our big offering of carpets from the
great New York sale.
Ths Campbell & Dick.
M. Selbert Ss Co.
For all kinds of furniture, the best and
cheapest Call at the large furniture fac
tory, Lacock and Hope streets, near railroad
bridge, Allegheny. s
Mss. GtnnrnT says: Do your houseclean
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THE DUQUESNE TROUBLE.
A Number of Non-Dnlon Men Bald to beat
Work and theBIg Steel Strike Is Possi
bly at an End.
The backbone of the strike at the Alle
gheny Bessemer Steel Works is broken, if
the report received from McKeesport late
last night is correct The report states that
150 men from this city arrived at the mill
yesterday afternoon and gained admission
to the works bfore the strikers were aware
of their presence.
Another report Was received from Brad
dock to the effect that the mill is partially
in operation, the firm having blon two
heats in the converting mill, turning ont
about ten tons of steel. The rail mill is
silent, no attempt baving been made to re
snme operations inVthat department The
report that the boss bricklayers, the master
mechanic and the rollers have lefJhe mill
is denied by an official of the company. The
firm say they expect reinforcements to-day,
and are laying plans tooperate the convert
ing mill more extensively.
They claim that when they get this de
partment in good running order they will
have no trouble in operating the other de
partments of the works. All orders, how
ever, have been cancelled, and the firm in
tend to continue the fight
The men do not, believe that the- strike
will be won very easily. They have tne
sympathy of the merchants and business
men of the town of Duquesne. Substantial
support has been guaranteed the strikers.
A body of strikers, it is stated, is sta
tioned around the works with instructions
to induce all new comers to return. There
is a great deal of excitement around the
mill and in the town, hut no acts of vio
lence were committed yesterday. Two
brothers named Gilhooly, who came out
with the strikers, are reported to have re
turned to work. Thev evidently relented
and disappeared, for they could not be
found yesterday. Some of the men say they
must have swam across the river to avoid
coming in contact with the strikers.
The following contradictory telegram was
received from Duquesne last night:
Everything has been quiet hereto-day ex
cept that when the 2.45 F.x. train arrived three
men got off at -Oliver's station, and were ac
costed by the strikers, who wanted to know
where they were going. The men replied "to
chop wood." The strikers followed tbemup
the railroad tracks and when tbey reached the
gateway of the steel works they mads a break
to get in, but were not successful. The strkers
stopped them and after a parley two of them
got in, but the third turned back.
The tow men are now within the lnclosure. It
is reported among the strikers that the Arm
will make tee mill a non-nnion concern. At
present there is very little prospect of the
works resuming, as Superintendent Cvis and
the mechanics who came out yesterday when
the colored men went in are still ont Mr.
Clark was seen to-day, but refused to say
whether he Intended to bring more men up or
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Allegheny Bessemer Steel Company held
yesterday morning the old board and offi
cers, consisting of E. L. Clark, President;
H. P. Smith, Secretary and Treasurer; "Will
iam G. Park, Bobert B. Brown and D. E..
Park, were re-elected.
WE HAVE PUT
Forth our best efforts to secure a spring stock
of Dress Fabrics at prices that will save you
money, and admit of a selection ot choice and
artistic weaves in
FOBEIGN DREES GOODS.
Silk values unsurpassed. Best qualities of
Black Dress Silks. Sarahs, Failles and Printed
Indlas. Short lengths of plain and fancy Silks
at bargain prices.
An Immense variety of new weaves in BLACK
DBESS FABRICS. Silk warp specialties from
SI and up. Black Henriettas, 65c, 75c and 5L
EVERY DEPARTMENT COMPLETE.
Trimmings and Buttons I Underwear, Hosiery,
to match Dress Goods. Corsets and Gloves.
Ladles' and Children's Suits.
Side Band Novelties nice Qnality .French
Suitings, 512, J15 and 318.
Handsome trimmed suits. 115, $20, $25.
Two toned suits, 315, $18, 525.
Black cashmere suits, $12, $15 to $20.
Black Henrietta suits, $16, $18, $20.
Latest styles for Children and Misses' Cloth
Suits, braid trimmed, $2 and up.
Cashmere Suits, metallic trimmings, $4 and
We are selling jannty lace sleeve and beach
grenadier mantalette at $3 50.
Full-beaded, silk-lined mantalette specialties
at $3, $4. $5 to $25.
Faille silk, lace and bead or braid silk-lined
mantles, $9, $10, tl5 and $20.
BIBER 1 EABTDN;
505 AND 507 MARKET ST.
Ladies' and Children's
In all the newest shades. Come
and get a pair to match your new
dress. "We fit every pair and guar
To have your new dress look neat
yon should- call and have a pair of
our Corsets fitted. "We carry only
reliable makes, and have a con
venient fitting xoom and an ex
"We have all the latest novelties
in Fancy Hose, and a full line of
the celebrated Onyx Fast Black,
warranted not to color the leet
Also a choice line of Handker
chiefs, Collars and Cuffs, Bnchings,
Fans, Umbrellas.'Loid Fanntleroy
Collar and Cuff Sets, "Windsor Ties,
Mull Ties, Black Lace Scarfs and
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k'6i2' Penn Avenue"., .s f'lL . ZZS&M .. " .. 4
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Will Appeal to the Bar Association to Hel '
Them Got of a Fix.
The executive Committee of the Anti
Prohibitionists held a meeting last night in
Turner Hall on South Fourteenth street
After the reports af some of the delegates
had been heard and disposed of 'the chair
man, Mr. Stork, requested the delegates to
enter upon a general discussion.
Mr. Becker at once took tbe floor, and, in
the most definite and explicit terms a Ger
man can use when he is angered, he crit
icised the action of Judge "White in refus
ing so many licenses. He said that the
Jndge had not fulfilled the obligation of
his office, because he had not treated the
Mr. Becker's statements were indorsed
by everybody present, and the discussion
concluded by the passing of a resolution to
appoint a committee of three from the Exec
utive Committee of tbe Association to draft
a request to the Allegheny Bar Association
for tne purpose of considering the advisa
bility of examining into the qualifications,
of Judge "White touching arbitrary refusals
to grant license.
This motion was adopted by acclamation,"
and the request is to tie presented on next
The committee also decided to hold maw
meetings in the fnture tor the purpose of
getting everybody interested in tie fight '
A resolution was also passed that dele
gates of 45 societies or the Southside, who.
are embodied in the Anti-Prohibition So- '
ciety take part in a parade on "Washington's
Centennial Inauguration day.
His Foot Sawed Ofl".
Two boys employed at Oesterling &
Langenheim's planing mill, on Anderson
street, Allegheny, were playing yesterday
afternoon when one. of them had his foot
taken off by a circular saw. The boys were
wrestling, when Otto Poeland fell on
the machine and his foot was immediately'
sawed off. He was taken to his home in
The fashionable ladies' corrective tonic
is Angostura Bitters, the world-renowned
JOB. HDRNE k EC'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
In the Cloak Boom large sizes in Wraps, la
black. Camel's Hair and Silk, trimmed in lace
and jet many of them, too. at easy prices.
Jackets, still more to-day and the latest novel
ties of the season in Cloth Newmarkets and
Peasant Cloaks an oft told tale, perhaps, and
yet unless you see this Cloak Boom stock you
couldn't dream of such completeness and
New DIrectoire Salts, S15 also new' Cloth1, x
" o"I! ' '
Suits at $10 In spite of the low prices, these
are well-made suits, plain perhaps, bnt neat
and serviceable no trouble to show the more
If anything, too many Jerseys to choose from
here; Blouse Waist stock the same state of
things, so you won't be bothered with any lack
of variety, In choosing.
Black Surah Sllks-51. $135, $150-the top ,
sawyers among Surahs for finish and fineness
75c, the popular price and silk (it's 26 Inches
wide at that) then the 50-cent quality, for this
price is hard to eqnal.
Shouldn't wonder if we sold more India Silks
within the next 30 days than In any previous
season; the prices are very taking; and the
goods also; the $1 to $1 50 grades seem to please
most The small price lots, SO and 43 cents,
plain colors for Taney work, linings, the thin
end of the price wedge to open the pocket
All the latest Spring Shades in the sew
Armure Boyale Weave Silks at $1 a yardextra
value: then the fancy color stripe Surahs, an
Don't miss seeing that great $1 Corset when
at this full stocked Corset Department the
special C. P. Corset at $150 is beautifully fin
ished and perfect in shape.
100 items of Bargain Dress Goods: 100pleces,-,v
all wool, double width; Plaids, Stripes and -Suiting
Styles at 40 cents; also one ease of
Armure Cords, choice colorings, at 50 cents;
can't make a mistake, except by not seeing
The Curtain Department was never as busy
stock so complete the season. ' i
Hosiery stock is beating tne record on sales, -
especially in the way of fast blacks; the Cable
and Victoria dyes' are a perfect success. ,sg
What the other departments hare to offerf
you can best know byavlsttothem;ltcaV3
fail of being pleasant and profitable.
JDB. HDRNE iEDjg;:
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