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PRINCIPLE AT STAKE,
A Lons and 'Bitter Contest Eeing
Waged at the. Elba Iron Works
XOT FOE MONEY BDT FOR BELIEF.
4. Heavy Rise in the Eirer Clears the Bai
lor cf All Loaded Coal.
H1PPEXIKGS IX LOCAL LABOR CIRCLES
The strikers at the Elba Iron "Works hare
maintained a stubborn contest lor almost
six months. They have stood out firmly to
a man; none cfthem having appliedlbra
position in the mill. The management still
refuses to recognize a labor union. The
strikers have gradually scattered and
secured work at other mills until now only
about two dozen of the orisinal 300 men are
left about the place. These receive weekly
benefits from the Amalgamated Association
and the leaders sar they are in a position to
stand out until next summer, if necessary.
They are doing nothing, but Keeping a
rlose watch on what is coing on about the
The strike has been a peculiar one in that
it is not a question of wages bat of princi
ple that the men ore contending for; but
theT have been none ht less determined in
the long contest that is apparently not
nearerts close than when it began.
' Neither Side Admits Defeat.
The management claims tne mill to be in
successful operation. As soon after the
strike was declared non-union men worn
brought in and the mill has been running
since. The strikers say tnere is more or
less difScnltT in running the plant.
John Collett, a leader of the strikers, in
discussing the contest, said: "Nearlv all
our men have gone away from here and are
working in other mills. I do not think
thev could all be induced to return under
anv circumstances. Many of ihera have
changed their work, and, while this is a
pipe mill, thev are now in all kinds of
mills.- We know what goes on in the mill
every day, and Ironi what information we
receive the mill cannot be turning out the
amount of material it should. The only
thing between the companv and us is that
of the scale being signed. The company
must surely be losing money, as the non
union men brought here are leaving from
time to time, so'that the crews have to be
Still Hoping for Victory.
"I believe there will be a change soon,
and that a scale will be signed about the
first of the rear. ' For my own part, the '
strikers here now are doing very well and
can live as they are until next summer.
"We were given" the choice of returning to
work or belonging to a union. "We chose
the latter and intend to be recognized or
never go to work at this place."
"When the Homestead strike was declared
off it was thought the men at these mills
would return to work, since it was an
nounced there was no chance for these men
to win. They all decided to never cive in,
and as the new men could not do the work
as satisfactorily as the old employes they
thought the company would be greatly
hampered or finally sign the scale and then
settle all the differences between the con
testing parties. The Elba strike has been
one of the quietest, but most bitterly con
tested strikes in Pittsburg for a long time,
when it is considered that there it is not a
matter of money but of principle that is at
The TT ater Is nicU Enough to Take Out
All the Loaded Coal In the Pools The
Coal Exchange Receives Word Concern
ing the Logstown Dike.
The river rose rapidly yesterday and by
evening the marks at the Smithtield bridge
showed 11 feet in the channel About 12
feet is expected at the Davis Dam by this
morning as heavy water is still reported
from the headwaters of both the Jlononga
hela and Allegheny rivers.
Tne rivermen were actively engased yes
terday in getting tows ready, as there was
enough water to take the heaviest tows out.
Everybody will be pressed into service, as
the operators are making every effort to get
all the coal now loaded to the lower market
Estimates as to the amount of coal to go out
vary, but it is generally estimated that there
will be about the same amount as last week.
Some of the towboats got out yesterday
afternoon, and all will he out this morning.
Many of the small harbor boats will likely
!f sent out with light tows.
S3ecretary Tilley, of the Coal Exchange,
S received a letter irom General Casey yes
.erday stating that he had ordered Major
Stickney to stop work on the Iiogstown
dike. He said that only a small amoant of
stone had been removed lrom the old dike,
and that things would remain as thev are
until sprins. As the dike now is no inter
ference will be experienced by the tow
boats as the dangerous points will be
marked by lights.
The rivermen hardly know how to take
this new turn of affairs." Some think it is
a practical concession on the part of the
Government, but others say work cannot be
done at this time on account of the
high water, as turthcr work would be im
possible under any condition at this season.
They think that with the beginning of
work next spring the dike will be built in
accordance with the wishes of Major Stick
nev, and that no matter what may be done,
the plans of the Coal Exchange will be dis
regarded. There was no change reported
from the miner' strike.
BELIEF AT HOMESTEAD.
Many Anxious Applications Uf ing Made to
The cases of destitution are reported to
be increasing at Homestead. Yesterday
morning when the secretary of the relief
committee arrived at his office, he found 16
women waiting for relief The contribu
tion from the First Methodist Episcopal
Church, of Braddock, was received yester
, day. The Homestead cash contributions to
date amount to ?424 50, and the cash from
abroad ?52. A contribution of groceries
was yesterday received from Johnston,
Eacye, Earle Corapauy. The officials of the
borough will give a ball January 2 for the
benefit of the sufferers. Applications are
still being received at the mill from the
old men, but only a few are getting positions.
TO ETSEHGTHEH TEE OEDEB.
President Garland Will Spend Two Weeks
Among Western Lodges.
President Garland, of the Amalgamated
Association, left yesterday tor a tour of the
West. He will be absent two weeks, and
while away will visit all the subordinate
lodges in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois
and Indiana, lie will make an investiga
tion of the order in that section and collect
such data as will be of use to the work of
the association. These lodges had been
urging him to go among them for some
time. He will likely institute a number of
new lodges while away.
Seir Company Chartered.
The Dravosburz Light, Heat and Power
Companv was chartered at Harrisbnrg,
with an incorporated capital of $20,000.
. Child Enjoys .
The pleasant flivor. sen tie action and sooth
In" effect ot svrun of Fig?, when in need of
a laxative, and If the father or mother be
costive or bilious, tho most gratlfyinz re
.ults follow Its nse; so that it is the best
latnily remedy Known and every lamlly
should have a bottle.
The Minister Gets His Salary.
A verdict of.?483 80 for the plaintiff was
given yesterday in tlio case of tha Kev. J.
K. J. Milligan against the Allegheny Ee
formed Presbyterian congregation. The
imount is practically all that was claimed
by Mr. Milligan, being his salary as pastor
for April, May and part of June, 1891, the
time betweeivthe taking of an appeal by
him to the Synod and the action of the
Synod on it
Get your tea, coffee, bakinz powder and
sulces at the stores or The Great Atlantic and
rnciflc Tea Company. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Beautiful souvenir during Christmas
week, entitled "Good Morning." To be had
at all our stores.
THE CENUIKC s
Johann Hoff s
Extract of Mali
Is the Malt ot
all !he MALTS
A Delicious Table Beverage!
Purchasers are vramed against imposi
tion and disappointment. Insist upon tea
"Genuine." which must have the sraaturett
JOHANN HOFF" on the neck label.
It Is li
That we can now make known that
we have secured the agency of Prof.
T.. Wimdnim's celebrated remedy,
Electoral. This preparation, so highly
appreciated in Europe, is by far the
most healthful aromatic nervine and
aid to digestion known.
It cannot be too highly recom
mended. A wipe glass full taken
after dinner will at once remove the
feeling of distress so common among
dyspeptics, while half that quantity
will dissipate a sick headache like
magic And you can take nothing
more refreshing when fatigued or
tired. Try one bottle and see what
wonders it will work.
PRICE, $! PER BOTTLE.
Sold only by
JOS. FLEMING & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
412 Market Street, Cor. Diamond,
Last year, did yon? May bo you'll see him
again this year, the night beiore Christmas.
In the meantime step into our optical es
tablishment. There you will see classes or
all sorts eye-classes, opera-classes, field
glasses, spectacles, etc
If not in need yourseir, remember that a
most suitable Christmas present can be
selected from this array ot glittering Roods.
A pair of cold-rimmed spectacles or eye
classes. A pair ot opera glasses. What s
better Tor a Christmas present? And how
little they will cost you. CHESSMAN OP
TICAL CO., 12 Federal street, Allegheny.
GOLD SPECTACLES, $5.00.
GOLD EYE GLASSES, with chains,85.00.
Telescopes, Microscopes, Barometers,
Thermometers, Locomotives and En
gines. The largest and flnest assort
ment at low prices.
J. DIAMOND, OPTICIAN, 2SufS:
A beautiful souvenir given to every
THE MERCANTILE AGENCY
R. G. Dun & Co.,
WesUnehouse Butldlmj, corner Penn Ave.
and Ninth St., Pittsburg, Pa
This establishment sunnlles all necessary
Information as to the standing, responsibly
lty. etc. ot business men throughout Aortn,
America. It is the oldest and by far the
most complete and extensive system ever
organized for the accommodation ot uanlt
ing and Mercantile InterestBand the General
Promotion and Protection of Trade.
Debts Collected and Legal Business at
tended to throushont the North Amertsaa
nt l nenu riu
Fresh Air and Exercise.
both, if in
need ot flesh :
and nerve -
force. There's need.too, of plenty
of Cod Liver Oil builds up flesh
and strength quicker than any
other preparation known to sci
ence. Scott s Emulsion is cbnstantly ef
fecting Cure of Consumption,
Bronchitis and kindred diseases
where other methods fail.
Pnpsred bf Scott Bowne. H. T. . All drcgtisU.
left li A 6
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We have bought the entire remain
ing stock of one of the best known
manufacturers of LADIES' COATS,
at a big reduction, of course, and will
offer the same on
These garments are in plain cloths,
fashionable lengths and shapes, and
also some trimmed in finer grades of
fur. Without doubt the choicest lot
of goods ever put on sale at the
prices for which we will sell them
JOS. HORNE & CO.,
609-621 PENN AV.
B. & B.
And it doesn't take but a very small
portion of your bank account to buy
Plain and others'with gold decora
tions, round, square and ' octagon
$3.50, $4.50, $5, $6 EACH.
Rare and exclusive and much less
than New York stores sell them.
25 handsome, medium size, unique
Inlaid with pearl just the thing for
reception ha)l, library or' parlor few
stores have themperhaps none
here New York price is 12.50
our price $10.
Fine Decorated China ones, several
and we think it was an extra good
One. JVCI a UUUU1CU siyic. iiitjr jc
On tWO long tames at luur piiuca
25c, 35c, 50c and 75c Each.
And all we want is the women to see
and we'll risk their opinion as to the
prices and the plates. If you want a
dozen, less or more, handsome odd
China Plates, or dozens all alike,
without expending a lot of money,
come to this
Where there are thousands of artistic
new things from 25c to 65 each
and whether it's the low-priced one
or the higher cost pieces, they are the
best of their kind and best of all we
can afford to, and are willing to sell
them at small profits that's the way
we get this large business, and it pays
people to come and on no other
basis could we expect their patronage
man or woman boy or girl
whether it's ornamental or useful,
you want to see this great 893 HOL
You'll find what vou want, we
think, and save money. SEE FOR
I - i V 1
TITKBURG,' .DISPATCH, '
WHAT AEONS CAW DO.
Ladles' solid silver watches $2 S3
Ladles' solid nickel watches 2 10
Gents' solid silver watches 6 60
Gents' solid nickel watches 2 25
Ladles' "Dueber," gold filled 8 B0
Gents' "Dueber," gold filled 8 50
All filled case watches warranted 20 years.
Written guarantee with every watch.
1;000 babies' solid gold rlnjis 15c
1,000 solid silver tnlmbles 15c
These prices are from 30 to 100 per cent
lower than charged by "whole hos" stores.
B. E. ARONS, Jeweler,
Wholesale and Eetall.' 65 FIFTH AVE.
THE ICOA OF BARGAIN-SEEKERS.
In range of assortment our great collection of HOLIDAY GOODS out
rivals anything heretofore attempted in this city. Not only do popular
prices prevail throughout our vast establishment, but bargains are offered in
every department. ,
Everything that fashion or popular taste can suggest will be found in
this magnificent stock.
Fancy Bric-a-Brac, Photo Cases, Placques, Albums, Toilet
Sets, Pin Cushions, Mirrors, Collar and Cuff Cases, Shaving
Sets, Manicures, Wood, Metal, Celluloid and Silver Toilet Cases,
Odor Sets, Card Trays, Banquet and Piano Lamps, Toys, Dolls.
WE HOLD THE FORT
ON LADIES' AND MISSES' CLOAKS. Just such Cloaks that you are
looking for. Nice and stylish. All at reduced prices.
Immense Stock of Furs, Dress Goods, Silks, Umbrellas, Linen
and Silk Handkerchiefs and Gents' Neckwear at prices to suit all.
151, 153 AND 155 FEDERAL ST.. ALLEGHENY.
THIS S ALE,LIKE CHK1S
And when it comes, it brings good cheer,
have delaved purchasing till now, and good
ing them with the
nnvn piiitp, nurDPfiiTC MEN'S I MEN'S SUITS MD OVERCOATS.
. Y .Si
$5 For Choice
From 1,300 Boys' Finest $9 and $10
Suits and Overcoats.
And you kn'bw'from past experience what Kaufmann's call $9 and io
garments are generally the J12 and JS13 goods of other houses. The
styles are the latest; the materials are the best Come, see and convince
GL0THI8G W Jlk i rI!J4ki 1 I H.ibJI
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ,
Why not select from our tn
mense assortment of .Blacking
Cases, Carpet Sweepers, Rugs,
Lace Curtains, Portieres, etc,
a present which will make your
mother, father, sister or brother
These goods are now being
SPECIAL LOW PRICES
For the Holidays.
GEO. t S
136 FEDERAL ST.,
ALLEGHENY CITY, PA.
COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR
most useful Christmas
$2.35 FOR CHOICE
From 2,100 Boys' first-class double-breasted Suits,
in heavy-weight, stylish materials, also a big lot of
extra-WEAR-WELL quality double-breasted Cape
Overcoats. The former prices of these garments
were $3.50, $4, $4-5 and &
S3.50 FOR CHOICE
From 1,800 Boys' Regular $5.50, $6 and $7
Suits and Overcoats.
The Suits come in latest double-breasted,
Reefer, Columbus, Zouave and Junior styles, in
fine all-wool materials, while the Overcoats consist
of choice novelties in Cape, Ulster, Kilt and Box
ImTwi m m mrwrc
& m ra ei kw imi m m xxii smi n otminc
PITTSBURG LEADING OUTFITTERS HLL m m
HERE IS ANOTHER
This news will certainly weaken the sales of certain outrageous margin extorters. Our
truthful method of advertising and dealing with THE PEOPLE highly appreciated by the
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Every person purchasing an OVERCOAT or SUIT of COTHES in either the Men's.
Youths' or Boys' Department, and the sale slip calls for $15, on presenting the same to the
cashier, you will receive a SILVER BUSKINED WATCH FREE OF ANY CHARGE.
We guarantee -you a
saving of 45 per cent on
Gents' Furnishing Goods
All persons possessing a sale slip for Suit or Overcoat purchased in the Children's Suit
or Overcoat Department, the holder is entitled to an AIR GUN, MAGIC LANTERN,
STEAM ENGINE or a CELEBRATED BANJO, FREE OF ANY CHARGE, at
Good cheer to the people who, in anticipation of this opportunity,
cheer to those who are intent on making others happy by present-
gifts of all Clothing.
tion, but the
TEXTURE and STRICTLY
same as other houses would
charge you $10 and $12 for.
In the largest variety ever
shown here, comprising fully
300 diffetent styles some plain,
some embroidered, some braid
ed, some very fancy. Prices.
$1.95 and upward.
THIS week's great business
has been most encouraging,
and we feel that we are justly
entitled to it It breaks all
previous records. Every
OVERCOAT, every SUIT
that leaves our establishment
we can conscientiously guaran
tee worth 40 per cent more
than our charge.
S THIS FOR
- The novelties consist of Silk Umbrellas, Gloves, Silk Sus
penders, Linen and Silk Initial Handkerchiefs, Mufflers and
other novelties too numerous to mention in this announcement.
Now, then, shrewd
:;:ii For dice
From 2,900 Men's stylish Single and Double
breasted Suits, made of Cheviots, Cassimeres and
Mixtures; also, Single and Double-breasted Beaver,
Melton, Cheviot and Chinchilla Overcoats; usually
sold at $13, $14, $15 and $16.
112 Fir GHet
F.rom 1,475 Hen's Regular $17, $18, $19 and
$20 Suits and Overcoats.
The Suits are made of extra fine, strictly All
Wool Cassimeres, Cheviots, Niggerheads, etc., in
solid colors and mixtures; cut in single and double
breasted styles; also, fine, full length double-breasted
Kersey, Melton and Cheviot Overcoats.
$15 Fir CboicB
From 900 Men's Regular $21, $22, $23 and $24
Suits and Overcoats.
These are "TIP-TOP" the "CREAM A LA CREAM" Garments
manufactured: Imported Cheviot and Cassimere Suits, and Imported
Melton, Keisey, Chinchilla, Shetland, Beaver and Elysian Overcoats,
both in single and double-breasted.
clothing buyers, nere s
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