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THE PETTSBUR& DISPATCH. ERIDAX AUGUST ' 5, ' 182.
appear. Mr. Lovejoy stated that the
trouble in the morning at Duquesne was
caused by Homestead men interfering with
old employes who were returning to work.
"Warrants for 12, charjrinc aggravated riot,
were issued, and the Secretary expected to
see them in jail this morning.
Mr. Lovejoy said they now have 1,300
men at work' in Homestead. He denied
that valuable machinery hail been broken
in the mill as a result of the incompetency
of the new hands. He savs in a short time
all the departments will be running in full.
Superintendent Dillon reported satisfactory
progress in the Tnirty-third street milL
Hr. Lovejoy claims the'Dnquesne mill will
be running in full by next Monday. Xo
effort has been made "to start the Beaver
Falls and Twenty-ninth street mills.
A HEARING NOT NECESSARY.
rive or the- Carnegie Officials TTho IVero
Chained VTItUMurder Give Ball In 810,
OOO Each Messrs. Fotter and Corey
Give Themselvrs Up.
H. G. Prick, General Manager Potter
Secretary Lovejoy, Yardmaster Dovey and
Kevin McConnell, superintendent ol open
hearth furnace Jfo, 2, were yesterday ad
mitted to bail in the sum of 510,000 each
on a charge of murder. Tney were re
leased without having to stand a hearing.
At 9:30 yesterday morning Judge Ewmg
was on hand prepared to hear the applica
tion for the admission to bail of McConnell
and Dovey. Long before that hour crowds
of laboring men and attorneys had assem
bled around the Court House. The court
officials for some reason seemed to want to
make the hearing as private as possible.
The case came up in Criminal Court, but in
stead of using the regular Criminal Court
room Judge Ewing transferred the case to
his own room, Common Pleas No. 2. This
was done so the crowd might be better pre
vented from entering the room. It worked
fairly wclL The tipstaff on duty did not
Jeel inclined to let many people outside of
the attorneys into the room. Only a few
stcelworkers gained admission to the space
outside the raiL The corridors outside the
doors were packed almost to suffocation
with mill men and their sympathizers.
Frlck Is Admitted to Kali.
Attorneys Brenneu and Burleigh for the
prosecution were on hand long before court
was called. Some time later the lawyers for
the defense came in. Judge Ewing was the
1ft to arrive. He had been shut Tip in the
library lor some time, and came in armed
with a number of books. As soon as he
went on the bench Attorney Burleigh went
to him, and they held a short consultation.
Before beginning the hearing, Judge
Ewing ordered that H. C Prick be al
lowed to give bail in the sum of 510,000
and that the arrangements be made at Ins
home. li. B. and A. "W. Mellon were the
bondsmen. An officer was dispatched to
Mr. Prick's home to have the bond signed.
Alter this Dovey and McConnell were
brought over from the jaiL The case was
Mr. Burleigh opened the hearing, bnt
the opening as really the closing. Judge
Ewing's views given at the hearing
"Wednesday afternoon were so plain that
there was no mistaking them. They had
everything to do with not requiring the
defendants to undergo a hearing yesterday.
The following remarks of Mr. Burleigh show
this: T have made a careful examina
tion of the facts in this case
and after a consultation'with the private
counsel for the prosecution, I have come to
the conclusion that there will be no objec
tion to the defendants being admitted to
bail. In view of Your Honor's opinion of
the law and your rulins as to the rights of
the respective parties in this case, we feel
constrained to make no objection to their
release on bail."
A Iicarlnc; T7a 2fot Necessary.
Attorney Knox came back a little sar
castically. AdJressins Mr. Burleigh he
said: "You made such a blow last night
about what you were going to show that I
would like very much to hear your case."
Attorney Cox made this reply: '"I can see
no use of having a hearing when we admit
the oflense is a bailable one."
Judge Ewing came forward at this point
and speedily put a stop to this sparring.
"They can give bail in 510,000 each," he
said. He then asked who was offered as
bondsmen. The Messrs. Mellon were again
offered. The Judge remarked that he would
be willing to take theirpersonal obligations
for 53.000,000. As they were on four bonds
of 510,000 each already, Mr. Ewing said he
would ask them if they were worth the ad
ditional sum. The bondsmen quickly as
sured him that they were, and they were
While the bondsmen were preparing the
papers, Manager Potter and Superintendent
Corey walked into the courtroom and gave
them'selves up. Their advent caused no
surprise to the attorneys nor those within
the railing. Out in th"e corridor, however,
the mill men showed that they had not been
looking lor such a turn in "affairs. Both
gentlemen waived a hearing and were ad
mitted to bail. The sum was again fixed at
510,000, and the Messrs. Mellon furnished
the bond. This brought to a close the case
and the four principals speedily left the
The spectators were not well pleased with
the admission of the men to bail without a
hearing. They claimed it was unfair from
the lact that all the Homestead steelwork
ers who were arrested had to stand a
BUEKE LOCKED TJP.
Arrested in Judge Gripp's Office on a Charge
or Accra vated Riot.
Constable "Webber arrested Ed Burke yes
terday on a charge of aggravated riot He
had been looking for him for some time,
and heard that his man was in Judge Gripp's
office on a charge of unlawful assembly. He
had been brought from Duquesne by one of
the deputies. The big officer went to
the office, and touching him on the
shoulder, he asked if his name was
Burke. He denied it, and "Webber
took a back seat for a few minutes. Burke
was inclined to be contrary, and when
Judge Gripp asked him to sign the docket
fixing the bail at 51,000, he flatly refused.
T7e Judge smiled sweetly, and turning to
his clerk, said: "This man is too smart.
"Write out a commitment for him." His
friends interceded, and the Magistrate
finally decided to accept bail.
At" this point Burke turned to "Webber
and admitted his name. The constable
pulled out the warrant for him issued by
Alderman McMasters, and took himto jaiL,
Attorney Brennen appeared on the scene,
and advised Webber to go slow. He
claimed Burke was not the man wanted.
Alderman McMasters was out of the city,
and Webber replied that Burke answered
the description, and he would take him to
jail pending a hearine. Burke made no re
sistance, but he put Webber in a very bad
humor. When the key was turned .in the
cell, the Homestead man remarked that
this was the first time he had been locked
LOST IN THE SHUFFLE.
Mr. ISurlrlcjh Says It Won't Be Necessary
1o Take Up tue Coroner's Verdict.
District Attorney Burleigh said yester
day that he would do nothing for the pres
ent with the finding of the Coroner's jurv
in the Homestead affair. He couldn't see the
necessity of referring it to the grand jury,
as the wholesale arrests on both sides will
answer the purpose and bring the case be
fore the court All interested are watching
developments and the grand jury has
enough to go on. It is immaterial how the
matter is brought before them. Mr. Bur
leigh thought the Coroner mentioned no
names in the verdict for the reasons given
above. Those that probably would have
been mentioned nave already been arrested.
It has not been decided who will try the
caes. John F. Cox says the Carnegie of
ficials will be heard in Common Pleas No.
3, and either Kennedy, McClung or Por-
ter will preside. Mr. Burleigh thinks that
oneTJudgn should hiar all the cases for ob
vious reasons. Much of the testimony will
be duplicated, and the Judge that follows
the evidence will be familiar with it.
DECLINES TO ARBITRATE.
F. C. Knox Kef uses to Accept Service for
the Carnegie Company In the Arbitra
tion Proceedings Not Eesponilble,
Either, for the rinkerton Detectives.
The Carnegie Iron and Steel Company
will not pay any attention the arbitration
proceedings instituted by Attorney Bren
nen. Yesterday the latter's clerk under
took to serve the papers in the case on P.
C Knox, the lawyer for the firm. Mr.
Knox told the young man that he was
neither the plaintiff nor the defendant, and
he would have nothing to do with it. The
clerk was half scared and reported to Mr.
Brennen. The County Chairman said that
the papers would be served on Mr. Knox,
and if he wasn't the attorney for the Car
negies he didn't know who was. Mr. Bren
nen added that he couldn't say anything
more on the subject. If the, iron firm re
fuses to arbitrate then the onus will be on
the company and not on the men.
Mr. Knox, in stating the position of the
company, said: "We do not propose to
take any notice of the arbitration proceed
ings. The act is not compulsory, and has
nothing to do with us. Now, what could
be accomplished ?
roth SIdr Mast Acree to Arbitrate.
"First both sides must agree before the
court can appoint an arbiter, and then after
the arbitration is made both sides must
agree again to carry it into execution. They
are running their works in their own way
and have plenty of men. They tried to
deal with the "Amalgamated people and
failed. Then they made an effort to negoti
ate with the men which also resulted in
failure, and now they are running tbe
works with other employes that have been
hired. The firm has done all it can."
"How about the Pinkertons? Will they
"I don't know about that. We are not
responsible for them. Pred Primer, one of
the detectives, was in town to-day, and we
told him to surrender. He did so, and is
now in jail, but will be bailed out in the
morning. I am not posted about the others.
With such men as the Pinkerton brothers,
what would be the sensible view to take?
Is extradition necessary? Well, my opin
ion is that when the Pinkertons are wanted
to answer a charge, they will surrender
Will Deliver Up the Pinkertons,
Captain E. Y. Breck spoke in the same
vein. He has promised to deliver the
Pinkerton men. Attorney Brennen said he
did not know what steps were being taken
to arrest the Pinkerton brothers, Bob and
Bill. He hadn't heard that a constable had
been sent after them. John P. Cox stated
that he iook Captain Breck at his word,
and would wait "for the Pinkertons to be
delivered. If they don't appear extradition
papers will be obtained, but he does not
think they will be put to this trouble.
Concerning arbitration, Mr. Cox said if
the iron firm refused to take any part in
the proceedings that nothing could be done
in that line. The men are "willing to have
the trouble settled in this way. "A creat
deal has been said," he continued, "about
compulsory arbitration and the eubject will,
no doubt, be agitated between now and the
meeting of the Legislature. The only way
it can he made effective, so far as I can see,
is through a State license, or at tbe time of
issuing the charter a stipulation to this
effect could be made. It is a question
whether this would not be restricting trade
and therelore unconstitutional."
A PINKEBT0N STJEBENDEES.
Fred Primer Gives Himself Up at Aider
man Kins' Office.
One of the Pinkerton detectives, accom
panied by E. Y. Breck, Esq., came into
Alderman Pestis M King's office of the
Southside yesterday and surrendered him
self. He was Fred Primer, who is charged,
in the information made recently by Hugh
Boss, with murder.
Mr. Breck, upon entering, approached
the 'Squire and said: "'Squire, here is
Mr. Primer, who wishes to give himself up,,
and we want a hearing fixed for as early a
date as possible."
While the 'Squire was making out the
necessary papers Constable Wall ap
proached Primer with a paper in his hand,
saying, "Here is a warrant for you, and I
want to read it to you." Primer replied:
"I don't wish to read it I'm here now.
I waited as long as I conld for you lellows,
but you never came, so I've given myself
The hearing -was fixed for Saturday morn
ing between 9 and 10 o'clock. A commit-
Lment was made out and Primer.in charge of
onstaoie wan, was started lor jail, where
he arrived a short time after.
In conversation with a Dispatch re
porter Primer said: "I am an old member
of the coal and iron police, and was
employed by the Carnegies some, time
ago at Bessemer, where I worked
for nearly four years. Before that
I was a special officer at Atlantic City. Af
ter serving at Bessemer I went East and
engaged myself to the Pinkertons, when I
came out here. I have been in this business
all my life. All of the detectives will show
up when wanted." Bail will most likely be
furnished for Primer this morning.
ASKS C0NGEES8 TO ACT;
American Mechanic Pass Resolutions Upon
the Present Labor Troubles.
Darling Council No. 250, Jr. O. U. A.M.,
has adopted the following resolutions bear
ing upon the dispute between the Carnegie
Company and its employes:
Whereas, Durinsthe prevailing strike a
foreign assassin has stepped in, in a manner
to interfere with the Rood namo and the
welfare of labor and labor onions.
Itesolved, We, tho members of Darling
Council No. 250. Jr. O. U. A. M Apollo, Pa.,
and cliicily iron and steel workers, do most
sincerely deplore and positively condemn
such lawless resort as both damnable and
We hereby urge upon manufacturers to
pive the preference to the young men of
America and those of tbeir type in the em
ployment of skilled workers.
We invito their investigation of the work
ings of leading iron and steel works where
hundreds or American workmen are em
ployed for evidence of the superior product
of said mills, and also of the cordial rela
tions that always exxist between employer
For the defense of American workingmen
we again urgently press upon Congress the
enaction of more rigid laws against harmfnl
immigration, and especially such as may
prevent dastardly lorelgn practices being
directed against the cause of labor and the
stability of labor unions in this country.
,f vruivx vujuxi x
VFOU'I COME TO TOWS.
Captain Breck Says No Extradition Papers
Will Be Needed for the Pinkerton.
Captain E. Y. Breck said last evening
that they would put the other side to the
expense of going after the Pinkerton
brothers. He remarked that the extradi
tion papers were not necessary, as they
would come voluntarily. He didn't believe
they would come to town to accommodate
Alderman King stated that he was wait
ing instructions from the attorneys. Mr.
Brennen said the Alderman must make ar
rests in the usual wav.
Gave Bail for a Hearing.
Thomas Bowen, one of the men arrested'
at Munhall station Wednesday evening and
charged with unlawful assemblage, was
held under 51,000 bail by Judge Gripp yes
terday. J. J. liattigan, "of Homestead, was
his bondsman. Bowen says this is a free
country and he had a right to cheer.
A Welcome Visitor.
Adjutant General Greenland will arrive
in the city to-day and pay off the troops at
Homestead and Duquesne.
The Carnegies Now Say They
Have All the Men They
"Want for Homestead.
They Say That Better Wastes Are
Paid Here Than in the East.
A STATEMENT TO NON-UNION MEN.
President Weihe Talks of the Work Done
bj the New Hands.
REPORT OF ONE WHO IS REFUSED WORK
Both tbe non-union men in the Home
stead mills and tbe union men outside the
works put in an exceedingly quiet day yes
terday. Early in the morning there was a
rumor on the streets that there bad been
serious trouble at Duquesne, and the fact
that the Sixteenth Regiment went to the
scene on a special train gave a color
of truth to the story. Por an
hour or two there was considerable
excitement among the Homestead peo
ple, but, as later reports failed to corrob
orate the sensational yarn, the excitement
quickly subsided. Pew new men were
taken into the mill during the day. The
agents of the firm stated that scarcely any
more men were needed, and that out-of-town
agents had been instructed to send no more
men for the present.
Superintendent Potter annonnced that by
Monday every department of the mill
wonld be running full time. He also de
nied the report that there had been any
smashup in the works.
They Say the Wage Are Good.
Mr. Potter admitted that there had been
no applications yesterday from the old men.
He said furthermore that tbe experienced
workmen who came from the East had told
him that they could mace 50 per cent better
wages at Homestead than at the mills
where they were formerly employed.
Edward Burk, one of the old steel work
ers, was arrested early in the morning by
two deputies and taken to Pittsburg. He
is charged with having created a disturb
ance at Munhall station on the previous
day. The arrest caused no comment.
Appended is a copy of the printed circu
lar thrown from a Pittsburg, McKeesport
and Youghiogheny train into the yards yes
terday morning: "A statement to non
union men in Homestead Steel Works
Several men have come to us in the last few
days for assistance in getting away from
Homestead Steel Works. They stated
that they had not been told where they
were to work, or the circumstances, and
after arriving were not satisfied to stay.
They also stated that it was almost impos
sible to get permission to leave the works;
that the men are practically in a prison,
and the greater part of them are very
anxious to get away, if they were sure they
would not meet with violence outside the
No Danger of Violence.
"In view of these reports, which we be
lieve to be true, the men of Homestead and
vicinity feel it to be their duty to commu
nicate with you it possible, and inform you
that you have nothing to fear from them,
ancLthat the statements of the foremen to
you in regard to violence are wholly un
true. Your late comrades who have called
on us were not molested in the least, and
we made it our business to look
after their comfort, as far as possible,
and we cheerfully promise to do the same
for every man who comes to us from inside
the mill inclosure. We feel that most of
you have been misled, for men surely would
not have come here had they known thev
would have been quartered like cattle and
treated like slaves." The circular is signed
Deputy Sheriff Price spent a conple of
hours in Homestead during the day. He
had a lot of warrants in his pocket, but was
unable to find anv of the "wanted men,"
and returned to Pittsburg early in the after
noon. The Advisory Board met in regular
session last night. After the meeting Act
ing Chairman Tom Crawford stated that the
Advisory Board were well satisfied with
the outlook and that the future is most
AN ATJIH0EI1Y SPEAKS.
The Organ of the Iron Trade Say the Back
bone or the Strike Is Broken.
"The impression is general in the iron
trade that the backbone of the Homestead
strike is broken" the Iron Age, of New
York, will say to-day. "It will not be long
before the different Carnegie mills will be
running full as non-union works." One
leading Pittsburg mill is spoken of as likely
to follow in the footsteps of the Carnegies
by refusing to recognize the Amalgamated
Association. If the proposal to arbitrate
under, the Wallace act is accepted by the
men, the Western mills will generally start
up pending a settlement, and the present
scarcity ot certain lines of finished iron and
steel will give way to abundance. As it is,
the number of mills working is steadily in
creasing East and West.
A compromise has been reached in the
Western wire drawing scale, and the wire
mills are about to start up. Opinions differ
concerning the effect of a general resump
tion of operations. Some hold that the ad
vances secured during the past month will
not be altogether lost Others argue that a
decline below the old figures is probable.
They point to the accumulation of raw
material. The statements emanating from
Cleveland that the bulk of the ore there is
sold are received with doubts. Bargains
are cropping up frequently.
Bessemer and forge pig has accumulated
heavily during July in the West, so that
the low prices now prevailing are likely to
continue and must affect steel billets and
the whole line of soft steel products. Pig
iron is dull in nearly all the markets.
Steel rails are wretchedly dull in all mar
kets. In manufactured iron and steel the de
mand for quick) delivery is active, and the
mills which are running are getting the ad
vance established lately. There are indica
tions, however, that some sellers are less
independent than they have been.
WATCHIHG THE TIDE.
The Police Disperse the Crowd Assembled
on the Mononjjahela Wharr.
The demonstrations of the crowd at
tracted about the wharf by the departure of
the Tide were more pronounced than ever
yesterday. Heretofore little was done or
said to attract attention, and the men were
allowed to leave for Homestead without in
terference. It was different yesterday.
The crowd was larger than usual,
and when the men came down to
take passage they were jeered and hooted.
It was claimed that a number of the re
cruits deserted the boat about the time it
le t, and were said to have even left in
skiffs. This story was denied by the offi
cers, who said that those leaving the boat
were men who had come on the Tide with
the intention of jumping of? at the last
minute. However this may be, the inci
dent caused not a little excitement. The
police cleared the Smithfield street bridge
of all idlers and also dispersed the crowd at
Be Discusses the labor Situation at Home
stead Some of the Interesting Details
Brsardlng the Reports He Has Be
reived From the Carnecle Plant,
"Contributions to the workingmen's fund
at Homestead are coming in with rapidity,"
said President Weihe yesterday, "and if
our friends continue to aid us as bountifully
as they have in the past few weeks the
Amalgamated Association need have no
fear for the future."
In speaking further of the attain at
Homestead, the official said: '.'While I be
lieve it possible that the Carnegie Steel
Company have 1,200 workmen in their
mill, I do not think over 100 of that num
ber are constantly and actually em
ployed. "These 100 may fie Birflled workmen,
while the balance are only there to dis
courage the workmen outside, bnt in this
they are meeting with poor success, for not
a day passes that we do not receive some
reliable report concerning the outside work
ing of the plant that gives us much en
couragement. To show the inexperience
of the men employed there it is stated on
good authority that this morning when the
furnaces in the open-hearth depart
ment had been tapped, and the
steel run off into the ladle,
the workmen, in trying to move
tbe ladle to the casting pit, upset it,
spilling nearly 25 tons of molten metal upon
the ground. Owing to this accident the
open hearth department was shut down and
a number of men are engaged in trying to
gather up the big chunk ot metal.
"Notwithstanding the report that a num
ber of the departments are running we have
reliable information that the only mill
now in operation is the 110-inch plate
mill This mornintr at an early
hour one heat was put into the furnace, ancT
up until noon the workmen were still en
gaged upon that one heat trying to roll a
plate. If things continue on in this way
iong the Carnegie Steel Companv must
surely see their mistake. The upsetting ot
25 tons of metal is a big loss, not only of
time but of money, and wheie the non
union men are now making but one or two
heats a day the old workmen made as high
"Recently one of the city papers pub
lished an account stating that Joseph
Broom, Chairman at one of the mass meet
ings held In Beaver Palls, was no friend to
the workman. He drew $300 per month and
rode to and from the works in a carriage. It
was also stated that he upon more than one
occasion made a wild speech against
the Government, monopolies and cap
italists. I have just received a letter from
several workmen there who say Brown is a
good friend of labor and a highly skilled
mechanic. He holds no position of author
ity in the works there."
WHAT HE WITNESSED.
A Man Who Visit the Homestead Mill
Makes a Statement.
"I spent several hours in the Homestead
mill," said William Gwin, of Lawrence
ville, yesterday, "and during that time I
visited every department m the plant I
suppose there were about 800 men aid boys
in the mill, the most of whom were sitting
around idle. I am sure there are not more
than 25 men at Homestead who ever worked
about a rolling mill before. There are
plenty in the mill who object to being kept
in as they are, and would like to come out
but are afraid.
"The bosses tell the men that if they
attempt to go out the strikers will hurt
them. The majority of the men are so sore
from a little work they did that they can
hardly get around. Every other man seems
to be a boss or some person in authority. If
they want to make any steel at Home
stead they will Ka've to get other
men, as those now there will never be able
to tnrn nut A nnnnrl thnfc rnnlH n nnt. nn
the market I went there to go to work, as
1 have been idle lor several months, and
would have worked if I had found anything
to suit me with a fair salary. I don't think
I will ever go to Homestead again."
There Was Ko Conference.
W. A. Magee returned yesterday from
New York, where he had been with his
brother, C. It Magee, to see their sister off
for Europe. Speaking of the reported con
ference in New York of C. I. Magee and
Hugh O'Donnell, in regard to the Home
stead trouble, W. A. Magee said: "No such
conference was held. I was with my brother
all the time we were in New York, and we
did not see O'Donnell or anyone else in re
gard to the Homestead trouble. "
No Deer Delivered.
Although it has been repeatedly asserted
that the Phajnix Brewing Company re
cently supplied beer to the Carnegie Steel
Company, Limited, for the use of their non
union workmen in the Thirty-third street
works the management of the brewing firm
claim that they not only did not deliver
any of their product to tbe Upper Union
Mill, but consented not to fill any orders
for that place in the future.
Will Sanely No Molds.
A boss molder employed in the Marshall
Poundry, at Thirty-sixth and Smallman
streets, last evening said: "At a meeting of
the molders last evening it was decided
that no more molds will be made for the
Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, while
the present strike is in progress."
AN UNKNOWN DEAD.
He Was Hilled on tbe Panhandle Boad
The body of an unknown man who was
killed on the Panhandle Railroad at Dins
more station was brought to the morgue
last night The deceased was about 35 years
old, 5 feet 8 inches in height, and weighed
about 150 pounds. He had a dark brown
mustache, wore a white soft hat, light
brown striped pants and a blue shirt with
white stripes. On the person of the dead
man was fonnd a grocer's account book,
with the name Frederick Gill in account
with J. J. Barndoller. The deceased also
had a single-barreled gun.
Struck Him Over the Head.
Jacob Vassan is lying in a critical condi
tion at his home 61 Sawmill alley, Alle
gheny, from the effects of a blow over the
head, which he alleges Lawence Grubb
dealt him and it is alleged that, during a
quarrel Wednesday, Grnbbs grasped an iron
bar and struck Vassan a crushing blow over
the head. The Injury did not appear seri
ous at the time, and after having his wound
dressed Vassan went before Alderman Kerr
and made an information against Grnbbs,
charging him with aggravated assault and
battery. Grubbs was arrested and in de
fault ot $1,000 bail was committed to jail to
await a hearing.
StenbsnvIIIe Signs and Work to Be Resumed
The Brilliant Iron Works at Steubenville
'will resume operations next Monday alter a
five-weeks' shutdown. This was arranged
at the conference Wednesday in this city
between the officials and President Weihe,
of the Amalgamated Association. There
was a hitch over the bar mill scale, but this
was arranged satisfactorily. The coal dig
gers will start to-morrow.
Sustaining Mayor Kennedy.
Mayor Kennedy received 40 letters ves-
terday from various citizens of Allegheny
City approving of his circular in regard to
the issue of hnnrl fav ,t,it .-....
Thus far only four adverse comments have
been received. '
GROWTH THAT TELLS.
The Improvements Hade in the Vari
ous School Districts.
SDPT. LUCKY TALKS OP THEM.
Manj New School Buildings Eeing Frected
NDJIBER OP TEACHERS AND PUPILS
An unusual number of improvements in
the way of accommodations for pupils will
be made before the opening of the Septem
ber term of the city schools. A great many
of the boards have been making additions to
their buildings, so that there need be no
fear about not having sufficient room. Su
perintendent J. J. Luckey, of the Central
Board of Education, when asked about the
improvements and prospects for the coming
school term yesterday, said that Pittsburg
and Allegheny were the best-equipped cities
with schools in the country.
"You read a great deal about the number
of children in New York and other cities,"
Superintendent Luckey continued, "who
are deprived of a common school education
on account of the lack of room. It is sel
dom, if ever, you hear such a report in
Pittsburg. This fact is readily accounted
for by our system of school government
We have here what no other city outside of
Pittsburg and Allegheny is favored with,
and that is what we call the local board
system of government The schools of
Pittsburg are governed by 37 sub-district
boards, each one being empowered to borrow
money, levy taxes and issue bonds to build
their own schoolhouses and make whatever
'other improvements they see fit In this
way each school is under the direct super
vision of people on the ground who are not
hampered by the red tape of city govern
ment, but can act promptly for themselves.
Every other city, with the two exceptions,
has the school direction under the city
HiolintEniI Demanding Attention.
"We are doing our best to keep up with
the rapid growth of the city's population in
providing robm for pupils, but the East
End is keeping us humping. The improve
ments which have been made in the various
districts surprise me, when I consider
them. The Allen district has added a
new building of 29 rooms. The Colfox dis
trict, Twenty-second ward, is one af the larg
est districts in the city, comprising a great
unimproved territory. It was established
in '(i8, but does not increase much in popu
lation on account of there beirfg no rapid
transit lines through it It, however, in
creased its accommodations this year by the
addition of a new two-room house. The
Highland district, Nineteenth ward, is
growing very rapidly, bnt has made no im
provements this year. Homewood, Twenty
first ward, will occupy their new 16-room
house September 1. The Howard district,
Sixteenth ward, is putting an addi
tional eight rooms on the Bloomfield school
building. Liberty, Twentieth ward, is about
completing an elegant house on tbe lot for
merly occupied by the old Shakespeare Ho
tel I think it is a 16-room house. Lin
coln, Twenty-first ward, is now discussing
the purchase of a lot on Larimer avenue,
near the bridge, on which to erect a large
building. Minersville, Thirteenth ward, is
adding another story on its Thirty-third
street building. Oakland, Fourteenth
ward, is erecting a new school building near
what was formerly Linden Grove. It will
be a 16-room bouse. The Sterrit has a new
two-room house about completed. St Clair,
Twenth-seventh ward, is making an eight
room addition to its upper schoolhouse.
Tbe Thad. Stevens district is at work on a
More Than Enough Boom.
"These are the improvements being made
and will give the city the increased seating
capacity of some 70 rooms. This would
give room for about 3,000 pupils. Oar
yearly increase has been from 800 to 1,000,
so even if the increase this year is phenom
ena, we will have more than enough room.
Of course I am speaking only of the
districts in which these additions have been
"Now take the Nineteenth ward for in
stance. It will soon be requiring increased
facilities tor it is a rapidlygrowing district
The district which is the most difficult to
keep pace with is the Fourteenth ward.
This district was established in 1S69 with
but eight rooms and when tbe board under
took to build the Soho and Bellefield houses,
making an addition of 30 rooms, they were
vigorously opposed by one of the city's
most prominent citizens. He said that
it was a useless expense to erect such
buildings, claiming they could not be filled
in 40 years. The 40 years have not gone by
yet, aud besides filling the buildings named
to overflowing, the directors have been
obliged to divide the audience halls of the
schools into rooms, and have added a house
on Sylvan avenue and are now erecting a
16-room house near Linden Grove. With
all the increased capacity we will not have
.any rooms to spare in the suburban districts
before the year is out
"There is another interesting thing about
this matter. As the suburban district
rooms fill the city rooms empty. People
are leaving the city for country homes. As
a resnlt a great many of the downtown
schools have very poor attendance. -Take
the Eighteenth ward for instance. When
the city was consolidated this school oc
cupied 14 rooms, now two are all that is re
quired. The number of unused rooms
in the schoolhouses of the city
is quite interesting, as it. shows the
decrease in the attendance. One 'thing
must be said, however, and that is that
many of the vacant rooms have been unoc
cupied for ten years, but the increase of
WITH A KNIFE
Has Reached the Linen Depart
ment and Made Some
Table Linen at 38c, in -half-bleached
extra wide, is an object
worthy of your special attention.
6 pieces of 50c German Table
Damask at 43c a yard.
Bleached Table Linens, 62 inches
wide, honest width, at 50c a yard.
A special job in Table Linens,
regular $1 quality. During this sale
The styles and quality of the
above are admired by all who see
The extra widths and qualities at
$1 have no equal elsewhere.
The cut made in Napkins is bound
to reduce the stock.
5 MAHKET STBEET-437..
seating capacity has all been done within
the past two years. The First ward has 8
rooms more than they need; Fourth ward,
3 rooms; Ninth and Tenth wards could
spare 12 rooms; Twelfth ward could dis
pense with 6; the Twenty-fourth ward, I
think,-has 5 rooms too many. This tells
the tale of how the people are rushing for
the East End.
"When the schools were first consolidated,
in 1856 (before that they were individual
ward schools) they had 109 teachers, 6,724
pupils, and salaries amounting to $40,000.
The report for this year has not been com
pleted yet, but in 1891 we had 645 teachers,
32,578 pupils and our salary list amounted
to (381,000. That will give you some idea
of the great increase in school work."
KISSSED AND MADE UP.
Jflmmlcfc Station Lover Quarrel but Settle
Their Trouble Before an Alderman.
There was a lively hearing before Alder
man Aurin yesterday afternoon. Emily
Krotorich entered suit against Andrew
Hartzer for disorderly conduct She lives
at Nimick station, and he has been going to
see her regularly. Last Sunday Hartzner
called as usual, but her brother, with whom
he is not on good terms, refused to let him
in and told him to go away. Hartzner, it
is alleged, called her brother some hard
names and kicked the door in. Suit was
brought The case was settled by each pay
ing halt the costs, and they again renewed
tho old friendly relations.
The Cost I Nominal
In comparison to returns you get by adver
ttsing your vacant room in the "to let
rooms"cent-a-word columns of The Dispatch
Summer Sale Bar
gains in our Linen De
partment. 200 dozen hemmed
All-Linen Huck Tow
els, sizes 19x30 inches,
at 2yic each. Until
now the price has
been 18 c.
60 dozen Fringed
German Huck Tow
els, size 21x39 inches,
at 14c each, have been
25c until now.
Pillow Cases $1.25 per
pair; the plain linen
would cost more.
On Friday and Sat
urday a Special Sale
of Remnants arid
Short Ends of Fine
Bleached and Cream
Damask Table Lin
ens and Turkey Red
Damasks, also of odds
and ends of Towels,
Scarfs, D ' O y 1 i e s,
Trays, Napkins, etc..
etc., to be closed at
about half regular
We ask attention to
our new Upholstery
We have just re
ceived the largest as
sortment of Brass and
Iron Bedsteads ever
imported into this city.
All grades and sizes.
See display Market
Cor. Fifth Ave. and Market St.
Just the shoe for hot weather.
COOL, SOFT LIGHT AND FLEXIBLE.
All Sizes and Styles at
$2.50 AND $3.50
78 OHIO ST., ALLEGHENY, PA
SMALL SIZE TO
The American, new, small size watch Just
produced for ladles' ne Is neat and hand
some In proportion. They are ma'deln open
face or hunting, lu plain or lancy engraved
cases, with line movement, and, unlike
many ladies' watches, are made to run aud
will keep correct ttmo.
Many new styles in Chatelaine Tins and
E. P. ROBERTS & SONS,
Jfina AYZ. AND J1AKKET ST.
The Leading PlttsDnrf, Pa..
Dry Goods House. Xttday, Aug. S, 139 -, "t
Penn Ave. Stores.
The shelves are being emp
tied'and quicker than ever be
fore. We mean business when we
announce a clearance Sale.
These pleasant August days
the store is crowded with peo
ple who come and look at the
goods and buy.
No wonder the 50-inch Mo
hairs at 50 cents a yard sell
fast They are finer quality
than many dress goods buyers
ever saw, yet are sold for the
same money that buys ordinary
dress sttms hundreds of yards
Crepons in fancy weaves, in
navy blue and other dark, ser
viceable colors, at 75c a yard,
the price is remarkably low,
when you examine the fine
quality $i.5oa yard was asked I
earlier, and lots of them sold
not so long ago at that.
Iiorle! Novelty Snip
A yard have sold fast; every
day sees the lots growing less.
Mail orders, too, are coming in
freely. Good judges of dress
goods buy these quickest
So it goes all along this big
stock of Dress Goods.
.. ... . 1
Lhallies, from 12 cents
(2-wool) to the finest French
Challies at 25c, 38c and 45c,
the whole stock of them at these
A lot of Dress Goods at
A yard, better as to style, color
and actual value than are re
tailed in many stores at 37 4
and 50 cents.
Black Wool Summer
Too one lot of Fancy Armure
Weaves at 75c, were $1.25;
one lot of one dollar fine French
Wool Cashmeres at 75 c, and
one lot of 46-inch Black Cash
meres at 75 c, worth $1.
Still a few of the 50-cent
Printed India Silks, and the
$1.25 Black Ground Indias at
Fancy Figured Cream Ground
India Silks, $1 and $1.25 qual
ities, to go at 75 cents.
5 pieces 32-inch All-Black
Indias at 85 cents, cheap at $1,
if you note the quality and
The best Colored Surah Silks
ever sold at $1, in a good line
of colors, 24 inches wide, too.
We will offer in the White
Goods Department some Spe
cial Bargains, as the goods
offered are ot fine quality.
Stripe and Plaid
And Dotted Check or Stripe
The ioc quality now 6c;
The i2c quality now 7c;
The 15c quality now ioc.
The 1 8c quality now I2"a
The 25c quality now 15c.
India Linens, 8c to 25c; Vic
toria Lawns," 8c to 20c, greatly
Printed India Dimities at 20c
reduced from 35c, and the 25c
Bedford Cords are now 15c a
Jos. ftofne 8c Go.,
609-62 x Penn Ave.
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