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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1889.
I- BAEPHAffl). He is Mused Admission to the K. of L. Hall. A CROWD OF ANGBY PEOPLE Threatens to Break Open the Doors of the Boom, and MR. DOYLE SENDS FOR THE POLICE. Powderly Will Probably be Here on Wednesday to Answer Barrj. A SCEKE BETWEEN BAERTAKD DOILE "Prevent the Barry meeting in Knights of Labor Hall by all means," was the text of a message flashed over tlie wires to Dis trict Master Workman Doyle yesterday afternoon. The telegram, it is said, was signed by General Master Workman Pow derly. As ex-Master Workman Homer L. McGaw was seated at his snpper table he received a telegram asking him to Tisit the ball and report the result at headquarters. The proposed meeting, if i had been held, would have been one of the most interesting in the history of organized labor. Early in the evening Master "Workman Doyle had the doors of the hall barricaded, and a notice was posted up to the effect that there would be no Barry meeting as an nounced. Over 1,000 people congregated on the sidewalk and in the hallway, but were told by "lieutenants," as they were called, appointed by Mr. Doyle to announce that the meeting would not be held. Some ot them turned away, but the most of them remained on the street discussing the merits of the case. They all seemed anxious to meet Barry, and when he arrived with his The Man They lrbn'f Listen To. confidential secretary, T. J. Wallace, he was greeted with cheers. Everyone wanted to have a private talk with him and he was jostled around for over half an hour' before he was made aware of the fact that he could not occupy the hall that had been rented for the purpose. A WEtli-GUAEDED RECEIPT. Matt Smitb, who had rented the hall, and had the receipt for the money in his pocket, told Mr. Barry that the hall would not be opened. Mr. Barry wanted the receipt, saying that he could go to the nearest magistrate and secure a process compelling the people present to open the hall. Mr. Smith refused to give it up. The crowd clamored for a meeting, and Mr. Barry, accompanied by his immediate friend, proceeded to the second floor of the building. The hallway and stairs were soon jammed with people anxious to hear the expelled members of the order speak. While having a consultation as to what should be done, Master Workman Doyle, who was in his office on the third floor, tele phoned for the police. Two officers were immediately sent down, and the sidewalk in front of the Knights of Labor headquar ters was cleared, the people moving to ad jacent corners, and continuing the dis cussion. Mr. Barry circulated among them and as sured the members of the order who were desirous of hearing him that he would tpeak in a public hall on Wednesdaynight, and also on Saturday night. The hall will be encaged to-day and an announcement of the meeting given in the daily papers to day or to-morrow. The announcement that Barry would speak in a Knight of Labor hall brought out almost all of the Iradinc members of the district and other districts. Mr. James Campbell, President of the Window Glass Workers and L. A. 300, who is one of Pow derly's best friends, was present, using his influence to prevent the meeting being held in a Knight of Labor sanctuary. All the district officers were pres ent, including Secretary Boss, Financial Secretary Miss Laura Powell, Worthy Fore man Hooper, Eccles Robinson, National Master Workman of the Brassworkers: J. C. Mathews, Master Workman of L. A. 6875; Trustees Hughes, Dicus, McAuliffe, ex-Master Workman J. L. Evans, and others. When a Dispatch reporter attempted to enter the ball he found the doors were barred and a notice posted, stating that no meeting would be held. Master Workman DOYLE WAS AT THE DOOE, end said the meeting would not be held. T. J.Dicus, a member of the Board of Trustees, was at the head of the stairway, but had little to say. He announced that the hall had been rented by him in the regular nay, bat he could not open the doors "I am afraid," said he to a reporter for this paper, "that we will be sued for violating our con tract. I came here to see that the contract was carried out, but am powerless to do anything." Mr. J. D. Hughes, the other member of the Board of Trustees, who signed the con tract, said: "1 did not know I was doing anything wrong. We have rented the hall to the Anarchists to hold meetings and to different organizations, and no objections were ever made. I collected the money for the rental of the hall and turned into the D. A. 3 treasury. That is all I know about it" A man named McKibbin, representing L. A. 6332, tubeworkers, assumed the au thority of ordering the members of the press u vacate the building. He became very demonstrative, and was finally led out of the building bv Master Workman Doyle and another member of the order. The ad xninistrationists and the antis seemed to be well represented, and if any serions break had occurred a riot would have been the re sult. Both sides, however, prevented any serious conflict. About 9 o'clock, when Mr. Barry saw that it would be impossible to enter the hall without breaking in the doors and causing a fight, mounted the stairs and said: "Gentlemen, we will not hold a meeting here to-night, but I expect to address you on Wednesday evening. The place will be announced in time. We will make this system a stench throughout the country." He was greeted with cheers by almost every person who heard him. DISCUSSIN O THE SITUATION. Mr. Barry and some of his friends then left the hall, and the crowd soon thinned I out They adjonrned to a room, where the conversation continued on the subject of or ganized labor and the methods employed by the present officers of the K. of L. Shortly after 10 o'clock Mr. J. C. Mathews, Master Workman of L. A. 6875, announced that he had seen a telegram from Powderly an nouncing that he will be here to-day or to morrow. "He is afraid that Barry will destroy the district," said one of the members of the order who was present. "I am ready to meet him and prove all the charges Z have made. In fact 1 am anxious to meet him in public, and hope he will come," said Mr. Barry. There were a dozen persons in the party, and all were members of the Knights of Labor except Mr. Barry. When this state ment was made Mr. Barry Baid: "I am still a member of the order, as my local im mediately reinstated me whenl was illegally expelled bv the G. E. B. I am still Master Workman of N. T. A. 154." "When asked if he had heard the report that an attempt would be made to destroy the building in Philadelphia for the purpose of burning up the records Mr. Barry said: "I have heard the report but I do not be lieve it is true. Thcy'can burn the records by order of the board at any time, and it is not necessary to destroy a fine building for this purpose." "Yhen the excitement around the hall had subsided. Master Workman Doyle prepared to retire to his home when a friend asked him to meet Mr. Barry. He agreed, and they were introduced. A CHILLY EECEPTION. Mr. Doyle held out his hand and said: "How do you do, Mr. Barry? I am glad to see you." Mr. Barry looked at him a moment and said: "I don't think I care to shake hands with vou, Mr. Doyle." "All right; I just offered you my hand for pastime." "I hope you enjoyed the fun," was Mr. Barrv's pleasant renly, "Yon know," said Mr. Doyle, "that I acted according to the rules of the order, and you would have done the same,bad you been in my place." "No, I wouldn't," retorted Barrry. "If you come to East Saginaw you can have every hall in the town if you want to make a speech, and I will see that you are not obstructed." "I don't want to make uny speeches in East Saginaw," replied Doyle. ,rL hope that no harm has been done. " Good night, gentlemen!" "Good night, Mr. Dovle," was the response, and the Master Workman of D. A. 3, retired. STOKES COAL BOATS. Pittsburg Operators Sny They Will Only Recover About 30 Per Cent. The regular meeting of the Pittsburg and Southern Coal Company was held yesterday in the Iron Exchange. The Secretary read the December reports of the amount of coal raised out of the Mississippi rirer at Nine Mile Point Landing, near New Orleans. It will be remembered that on the night of August 20 last, during one of the worst hur ricanes near the Gulf of Mexico, over 100 loaded coalboaU belonging to Pittsburg firms were wrecked near New Orleans, and every bushel of the coal was sunk to the bottom ot the river. Some of it lay in 60 feet of water, and was extremely difficult togetat. The Pittsburg and Southern Company, an organization formed to sell the coal of the firms in the association, set to work to re cover the coal. They secured dredges with large steam grip cranes and managed to lift some of the coal from a depth of over 50 feet. The grip catches like the claw of an animal, and, when closed and full of coal, resembles an immense cage, holding about 50 bushels. The firms that lost the coal now say they will not recover 30 per cent of the $300,000 worth of fuel lost, and, in addition to this, to prevent the formation of more sandbars, they will have to wreck nearly every one of the sunken boats. The work of recovery is done at enormous expense. Each boat con tained about 30,000 bushels, and was valued at about 53,000. SHUT OFF THE OUTPUT. A Proposition to Close a NnraDcr of Window Glass Factories. At the annual meeting of the Window Glass Manufacturers' Association to be held in Washington January 16, a proposition will be made, by a Pittsburg manufacturer, to order the shutdown of a number of factor ies, in order to relieve the glutted condition of the market, and consequently force prices up a little. Every manufacturer in the bnsiness says prices are lower now than ever before, and it is all due to the large number of lactones started up within the past two years. The primary caose for the erection of the new factories is natural gas, which most of them were given free. Fuel is a great item of expense about a glass house, and the gas bills of some of the Pitts burg manufacturers amount to $40 per month for each pot. As the new factories, located in the new fields, did not have to pay this, they were enabled to make the glass cheaper, and in order to get business, they cut prices very low and succeeded in almost ruining the trade. As the new lactones are now in the asso ciation it will be proposed that, as their fuel does not cost them anything, they can afford to shut down. Tbe idea is to shnt off this output, and pay the owners of the fac tories an equal share in the profits of the factories running. If the owners of the new factories refuse to shut down then the proposition will be made to Pittsbnrgers. THE BUILDERS' EXCHANGE. New Officers Elected No Representation at Philadelphia. The Builders' Exchange yesterday elected the following named officers for the ensuing year: President, Vf. B. Lupton; Vice Presidents, H. R. Bames and A Alston; Secretary, E. A. Knox; Treasurer, T. J. Hamilton; Directors. S. A Steel, A It. SbeaSer, Reese Lindsa v, A H. Lauman, J. P. Belnecke and Xavier Wittmer. The latter was "tied" with N. Jones, but, upon a second ballot, vt as elected. New Committee of Appeals, Messas. J. P. Knox. R. C. Miller, A. Alston. J. S. Elliott, J. B. Chambers, J. F. Brugceman, J. C. Wilson, L. SI. Morns, A. Kasnerand A Diem. The former President, Mr. George A. Cochrane, resigned his position as a member of tbe Exchange on account of some differ ences between the board and himself. At the regular annual meeting, which will occur Monday next, the new officers will be installed and annual reports will be read. The request to send representatives to the National Association of Builders' Convention, to be held at Philadelphia February 12, 13 and 14, will not be formally complied with. GLASS PACKERS STRIKE. Tliey Refuse to Do Additional Work With out Getting More Wnces. The packers at the works of the Washing ton, Pa., Glass Company went on a strike yesterday. They have been receiving from 58 to $10 a week and packing tbe bottles blown by two shops, six men. The manage ment wanted them to pack for three shops, which the packers were willing to do for SI additional wages.' The company refused to pay this; hencethe strike. Charles Collins, the boss packer, who is receiving $15, re mains at work. Kew packers have been telegraphed for. A Biff Pipe Order. The American Tube and Iron Company, of Youngstown and Middletown, yesterday secured a contract from "the Carnegie firm for 2,000 tons of pipe to build a private gas line. The manager of the works said that he would buy some of the iron in Pitts burg. A Breakdown at Chess, Cook As Co'. The muck rolls at Chess, Cook & Co.'s South Nineteenth street mill broke down yesterday morning, and the mill will be idle all the week as a consequence. ' I AGAINST THE PEOPLE. The Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Natural Ga Companies, AS TO THE MATTER OF HIGH PRICES Pittsburg Also Loses the Tax Assessed on Natural Gas Pipes. SEYERAL VERY. IMPORTANT DECISIONS The Supreme Court at Philadelphia yesterday decided a large number of cases carried up from the Allegheny county courts. The most important was that of the citizens of Allegheny against the Heat and Light Company. Together with this was another ot the citizens of Sewickley against the Ohio Valley Natural Gas Com pany. Both were to restrain the companies from charging exorbitant rates for fuel. The history of the Northside case is yet fresh. A series' of indignation meetings was held in all the wards, and at last, a fund was collected, lawyers employed, and the suit entered. The main point raised in the case was as to the right of the local courts to determine rates or charges. It was claimed on the part of the plaintiffs that when the question of excessive charges was raised, the courts had the right to hear the evidence, and if said charges fixed by the gas com pany were deemed excessive, to establish new and equitable rates. Judge White ordered a preliminary injunc ion to be served on the companies, holding that where valuable franchises had been granted by the Commonwealth or munici pality, and where there was virtually no competition, the people, from whom the franchises were received had recourse to the courts through proceedings in equity. The Allegheny Heating Company and the People's Company entered into an agree ment, which, as is known, was virtually a consolidation, the stockholders of each to receive a certain percentage of the united revenues derived from both plants. The points raised in the bill were argued before the Judges of the CommonTleas Courts and afterward before the Supreme .Court by Colonel W. A. Stone and W. B. Kodgers, Esq., the former appearing as counsel for plaintiffs and the latter for the defendant company. ALL IS NOTV KEVEESED. The Supreme Court now reverses the de cisions in both cases and dissolved tbe injunction. East evening Mr. Kogers was anxions to see the opinion of the Supreme Court, which he thought would arrive- to-morrow. It is given per curiam. He said that the disso lution of a preliminary injunction did not always imply that the whole hill falls. Fre quently preliminary injunctions are served where a question of law is not clear in order to let tbe Supreme Judges de cide. In this instance, as in some others, the Supreme Court may possi bly have simply removed the injunction, and left open the question involved, or sug gested some remedy. On the other hand they may have decided the whole question squarely in favor of the companies. Colonel Stone, at torney for the citizens, said it was impossible to decide whether legislation azainst the cas companies would now be asked for, until tbe Supreme Court's opinion arrives. He said if the court suggested any renredy that would be nui cklv adouted. Neither Messrs. Rogers nor Stone had re ceived any pnvate advices from Philadelphia in regard to the matter. There was general disappointment over the result of the fight among gas consumers in AUegheny last night. PITTSBUBG LOSES GAS TAX. In the appeal of the city of Pittsburg from the decision of Common Picas No. 1 in tbe suit to recover taxes on the pipes ot the Philadel phia Natural Gas Company the court affirms the judgment, holdins that as the public, works of a public corporation they are not subject to taxation. In the year lSoTtho city assessors placed a valuation upon the Philadelphia and all tho other natural gas companies laid in tbe streets and highways within tho city limits, and assessed a tax on the same corresponding to tbe city real estate tax of the respective wards in whlchtbepipeswere laid. Theassess roents were placed in the real estate books of the assessor's office, and were left open to in spection. The taxes passed into the hands of the collector of delinquent taxes, who gave no tice to the Philadelphia Company of his inten tion to collect them. Therenpon the Philadelphia Company filed a bill askinsr tbe court to issuo an injunction to restrain the collector from collecting the amount There was no objection on the ground of excessive valuatiuns or unequal taxations, but simply asserted that the city had no authority to assess the property in question. The city, on tbe other hand, claimed full authority to make tho assessment, but the court below granted the injunction and the city took the appeal as to the Philadelphia Gas Company. The amount at issue between the city and the Philadelphia Company aggregates Si5,0S2 46, being tbe amount assessed for two years. The amount claimed from tho other com panies, and which are decided by the case, will reach nearly $100,000. OIL, WELLS AND STOCKS. Speculators and brokers in oil and grain were intensely interested In the news that the Su preme Court had reversed Judge White's de cision in the case of Thompson vs Relber. Mr. Reiber, it will be remembered, empowered Thompson, a broker, to purchase oil for him on margins. Thompson bought a considerable amount of oil for Reiber, but Relber declined all responsibility and would not pay for carry ing the oil or tbe money lost. Thompson had to luy the amount lost on the oleaginous fluid and then brought suit in Common Pleas No. 2 to recover from Reiber, and Judge White, who heard the case, charged strongly against Thompson, and delivered a moral lecture upon oil gambling. Thompson was given no dam ages, and the case was taken to tho Supreme Court. The Supreme Court affirmed JudgeHawkins' opinion in the case of Keating's appeal. This suit grew out ot tbe will of the late Michael McCullough, Jr., a Pittsburg millionaire, who tied up his property in the hands of trustees for 20 years, and then devised it to tbe children of a sister at Blairsville. The point was about AlcCullough's condition. Hawkins sustained the wilL The property will remain in the bands of trustees, and near relatives of tho deceased win get nottiiDg. Another decision rules that the stockholders of the Allegheny Trust Company are not liable for tbe losses alleged to bave been sustained by tbe new stockholders. The cae is known as the Andrleson appeal, and was instituted bytbo old stockholders against the new. The latter claimed that when they entered the company they were deceived, and that on this account tbe old stockholders should reimburse them for the losses sustained. OTHEB IMPOBTANT'CASES. The judgment recovered in the suit of W. W. Watres against the Chartiets Valley Gas Com pany for negligently undermining the pipes of the Philadelphia-Company, thereby causing a break and an explosion which hi jured the goods in the plaintiff's store, is reversed. Thp Court holds that the independent contractor who did the work tor the Chartiers Valley Company is the person liable. ATluo-hAnvCitr win in thfi snit nf V flraw. ford to recover $10,000 for logs swept awav from Herr's Island during "the flood of ISM He claimed that tbe city authorities had not sup plied the wharf with proper boat fastenings. The lower courts decided against Crawford and this decision is now affirmed. The judgment of 521,000 recovered bv the as signee of the Penu Bank against the Farmers' National Bank, is set aside and a new trial of the case ordered. The dispute about tho transfer of Northside bridge stock, between Nathan McDowell and A. A. Hutchinson, was decided in favor of Mr. McDowell. Mr. Hutchinson must pay him Sl,0O0. The lower court bad decreed that Hutchinson was to pay McDowell 23.000. The "ice cream case'' is decided in favor pf the Law and Order League. This was Berry vs Commonwealth. Berry had. been sued for selling ice cream on Sunday. His attorneys argued tbat the article was ' the same as cooked food and was a necessity. The lower courts decided against Berrr. and this finding is now sustained by the Supreme Court. The decreets affirmed in tbe appeal of the Odd Fellows' Savings Ban of Pittsburg from the decision of the Orphans' Court ordering the appellant to reassign to the trustees of tho estate of James Marshall certain stock pledged by James Marshall, Jr., without tbo knowledge or consent of his co-trustees. t ALLEGHENY'S CLASSIFICATION. When the announcement of the decision of the Supreme Court was telegraphed from Phil adelphia yesterday, it was noticed tbat the case referring to the classification of the different cities in the Commonwealth was notmentioned. As this was the case In which Allegheny City Is interested, and the dqfcision directly affects the proposed new charter, City Solicitor George Elphlnstone yesterday tejegraphed for the decision. It was supposed that it was mailed to him last evening, and he will proba bly receive it to-dav. George Shiras stated last night that it was not at all likely that the decision would be announced before Monday next Other Allegheny county cases decided are as follows: bllworth, roller & Co. vs Kammell's adminis trator (two cases). Keargument ordered In, each case....Beatty s lieatty. Motion forrejrgument refused....Andrews' appeal: C. P. No. 2, of Alle gheny county. Decree afflrmcd....Canady, ror use, vs Atkinson; C P. No. 1. Jnafrment af firmed... .Uoldwltzer vs Pennsylvania Kallroad Company; C. P. .No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment af flrmed....Alston vs btewart: C. F. ho. 1 of Allegheny. Judgment afflrmed....Klopfer,s appeal; C. P. No. I. of Allegheny. De cree affirmed... .In ro road in Chartiers township. The appeal i quashed, ana tne proceedings below affirmed non certiorari.... hellers vs Van Itaen, Tierce & Co.; O.iMso.l. Judgment afflrmed....Qninrey vs Commonwealth, Q. S. of Allegheny county. Judgment affirmed. ....County of Allegheny vs Commonwealth: C. 1'. No. l. of Ailccheny county. Judgment affirmed. ....Keatlnz's appeal: O. C, Allegheny county. Appeal affirmed... .Southslde Fa-senger Hallway Company vs Cox; C. P.. Allegheny. Jud pent affirmed....Urben vs Pittsburg Times C.P. No.l of Allegheny. Judgment affirmed... .Tne Armour Lithographic Company vs tbe Allegheny Machine Company; C. P. of AUegheny county Judgment afflrmed....DavIdson'6 appeal; O. O. Allegheny county. Decree afflrmed....Uhllngervs Kennedy; (1 P. No. L Allegheny. Judgment affirmed.... Pittsburg llrldgc Companv vs Brown Co.; (:. P. Allegheny. Judgment affirmed.... Wendinier and Canders ct al: C. P. Allegheny. Judgment affirmed. ...nttsburg Brass Company's appeal; C. P. Allegheny. Decree affirmed.... Ulggert's appeal: Q. S. Allegheny county. Order affirmed.. ..People's Natural Gas Company vs Mlltbury: C. P. Allegheny. Judgment af firmed. ...Weal vsNcvin.O.P., Allegheny county. Judgment affirmed. ...Urcy vs Alclail. C I'., Al legheny county. Writ quashed. ..ilergnson vs Quinn; C. 1 No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment re versed and a venire facias de novo awarded... . Ap Scalof the Pittsburg and Allegheny Droveyard ompany; C. P. No. 1 Allegheny county. Decree affirmed.. ..Fifth National iiank of Pittsburgvs Ashworth. C. P. No. 2 Allegheny. Judgment af firmea....lhconeta!. vs Home, gunislieo, C.l No. 2, Allegheny. Judgment afflrmcd.w.Mnnday's appeal, O. C. Allegheny. Decree affirmed.... Appeal of Fourth National Bank of NeworK and Warren, assignee; C. P. No. 1 AUegheny countv. Decree affirmed. ...Patterson et al. vs. Frastcretal.; Hazcltlne et al. vs. same! Patter son vs. same; C. P. Ho. 1 Allegheny. Ihe Judg ment is reversed in each case. ...Harrison vs. Com monwealth; Q. S. Allegheny county. Judgment amrmed.... Pennsylvania jsaiurai uas twmpiny s. Coolcetal.; 0. P. ;. XT. Jo. l Auegneny. uu :henv. Judg- ment affirmed. ...Borough of West Belfcvne and lOWnsnipOI JilllDUCKVS. uuauieiiiuiievai.; ur. Ho. 1 Allegheny. The judgment is reversed as to the borough xf West Bellevne and affirmed as to the township of Klllbuck.... Frazlcr Brothers vs Lloyd, C.P. No. 2, Allegheny county. Judgment reversed. ...Hubbard et alvs Palmer's administrator; C. 1. Allegheny. Judg ment affirmed... .Crowley et al vs the Common wealth, to uc:C. P. No. 2 Allegheny. Judgment reversed.... Allies vs Everson et al; C. P. No. 1, Allegheny. Judgment reerscd and new trial awarded. ...Mclntjre vs JSIclutvre; C. P. No. 2, Allegheuv. Judgment reversed, and Judgment Is now entered for the defendants with costs.... Hoorhead vs Wolff. C P. Ho. L Allegheny. Judg ment affirmed. ...BIgham vs Henrlcl et al C P. No. 1, Allegheny. Judgment af firmed. Wolff's appeal. O. V. Allegheny. Decree reversed; record remitted fur turtber proceedings. ...lllngham'sappeal. District Court of Allegheny county. Decree affirmed. ...Mar- land, by his next friend, vs Pittsburg and Lake lrle Railroad Company. C. P. No. 1, Allegheny countr. Judgment alarmed.... Henry Marland vs Pittsburg and Lake Erie ltallroad Company. C. P. No. 1, Allegheny county. Judgment affirmed. ....Pantall A Davis vs Dickey. 0. P. No. 2, Alle gheny. Judgment ret crscd and the rule to strike off the judgment In the court below Is made abso lute. ...Dickson and wife vs liolllster. C P. No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment affirmed.... Spencer, et ux, ct al vs Jennings et al. C. P., Allegheny. Judgment reversed and a venire facias denovo awarded.... Inre.-Vacatlon of henry street, Allegheny City; Q. a. Allegheny conntv. The proceedings of the Quarter Sessions arc affirmed.. ..AlcFall et al vs AlcKeesport and Youghlogheny Ice Company; C. P., No. i Alle gheny. Judgment reversed, and venire facias de novo awarded. ...Galley Bros, vs Kcllerman, (J. P., No. 1, Allegheny. Judgment affirmed. a. Harmend's appeal. C. P. No. 1. Allegheny. The order of the Court confirming tbe report of the Andltor is reversed, and it Is ordered that the record be remitted and distribu tion of AicTighe Electric Light Company asets made In accordance with this opinion. ...Brown vs Wagner, C. P. No. 1. Allegheny county. Judg ment reversed and a venire facias de novo award ed. ...County of Allegbenyvs McKeesport Dia mond Market; U. P. No. 1 Allegheny. Judgment reversed and Judgment Is now entered In the case stated for f in favor of plaintiff and against de fendant.. ..In re vacation of a portion of a public road In Sterrltt township. Q. S. Allegheny countv. The order of tbe Quarter sessions setting aside xue renon oi me viewers is reversed, inc excep tions filed to said report are dismissed and the re port confirmed. The costs to be paid by the ex ceptants. ...Mellon vs Davidson, No. 1 C. P. Alle gheny. Judgment affirmed. ...Montooth admin istrator vs Gamble, for use of Montgomery, C. P. No. I, Alleghen). Judgment reversed. ...Borough of Alillvale vs Poxon et ux., U, P. No. 1 AUe gheny. Judgment reversed and a procedendo awarded. PEITATE DALZELL'S CLAIMS. He Sends His Original Pnpers to The Dis patch for Inspection.' Private Dalzell clinches hiV statements in regard to the commutation of rations for soldiers and travel pay while on furlough by sending to The Dispatch the original papers he has received from the War De partment. He addresses a card to all ed itors, defining his position and calling upon all old soldiers to send in their claims. The papers he sends are the acknowledg ments of E. MacFeeley, Commissary Gen eral of Subsistence, of the claims sent him. Amontr the claims acknowledged are those of McDonald Thorla, Arthur W. Eacey and William m. Evans, all of Ohio regiments, for commutation of rations while on fur lough. Other claims are acknowledged by different officers. WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION. A Programme of tho Exercises to bo Held on Tuesday, April 30. The Junior Order United American Mechanics of the county met last night to further arrangements for the George "Wash ington celebration on April 30. One 'hun dred ministers of all denominations will be asked to hold special services in the fore noon of the day. In the afternoon a lestival for the school children will be held in the Allegheny Parks. After supper a fire works exhibition will be given at Exposi tion Park. The set pieces will represent different periods in "Washington's lite. George E. Kepple has been appointed Treasurer of the celebration fund. THOSE TEST CASES. Hostetter & Co.'s Snlta Against tho Bonds to bo Tried This Week. " Manager "W. L. Myers and Attorney A. H. Clark, of Hostetter Ss Co., went to "Washincton last night to prosecute their suits before the Inter-State Commission against the railroads for unjust classifica tion. ' Mr. Myers stated that before the law went into efTect their goods took third-class rates, now they are put in the double first class. Since suit was brought against the roads the latter have given them notice that they will carry at the old rates in carlots. Tho Ex-Prisoners of War. A meeting of Union ex-prisoners of war was held Inst night at No. G7 Pourth ave nue. Mr. Charles P. Sheriff presided, and the meeting elected for the ensuing year: Prcident, James R. Hutchinson: Vice Presi dent. Harry C. Burn: Treasurer, R. A A Pat terson: Secretary, P. M. Fleming; Execntive Committee. Alex. McWhorter, Charles F. Sherrlff and H. O. Shay; delegates to National Convention, A H. Jones and Harry Palmer; alternates, H. O. Shay, H. B. Huff and Alex. McWhorter. In Honor of Mr. Cooler. ' Mr. Albert C. Cooler, who died on Sun day morning, at his residence on South Eleventh street, will be buried,at the family burial ground in New Castle to-day. The deceased was a very popular member of the Lotus Club, of the'Southside, and the mem: bers met last night and passed fitting res olutions on his death. He was the first member of the clnbtodie. DIIss Ncally Stevens nt Clnb Thenter. On Thursday evening next, January 10, we are promised the pleasure of hearing the great American pianist, Miss Neally Stev ens, play on the piano atthc Piftsbnfg Club Theater, assisted by the phenomenal young violinist, Pranz "Wilczek. The young lady is pronounced by her great masters Pranz Liszt and Hans Von Bulow to be one of the finest American students they ever taught, and her spleudid pianism together with the marvelous performance of the yonng Paga nihi, "Wilczek, will richly repay the attend ance on this musical treat Miss Stevens was the schoolmate and friend of one of our most prominent society ladies, and it is pre sumed that the creme de la creme of this city will attend this concert Seats and tickets can be had at Kleber Bros., we be ALLEGHENYCHARTER Another Meeting of Citizens Protest ing Against the Change. A DIFFERENCE OF LEGAL OPINIONS. City Bollcitor Elphinstone's Statements Contradicted. A KUMBER OP MASS MEETINGS HELD Select Council cbamber in Allegheny City was crowded last night by citizens to hear tho explanation of City Attorney Elphinstone as to the advantages to be de rived by the city from the new charter. He said the city must either be of the second or third class, notwithstanding the suggestion that had been made that this city could have special legislation. The latter was contrary to the Constitution. He predicted that the forthcoming decision of the Supreme Court in regard to the classification of cities would make but the three classes. If the "Wallace act was ignored, nine cities, with a popula tion of half a million of people, would be without a uniform system of goverment School districts would be entirely wiped out of existence, and everything would be in chaos. To remedy this it would be necessary to have legislation for all of them on the same basis as for one. THE ONLT ALTERNATIVE. If the people of Allegheny did not make a choice as to whether they would go into the second or third class, the Legislature would make it for them, and they would be forced to content themselves with the change. The proposed act of Assembly would give the city two years to determine whether the city should have the same de partments as Pittsburg or not. In the meantime they could ascertain what the ex pense was to Pittsburg and how the smaller cities got along in the third class. If the city decides in favor of the depart ments, they can be adopted by ordinance. If not, they can go into the third class by changing the classification. Mr. Elphinstone then explained what the change would be in case the city entered either the second or the third class. Mr. George B, Kiddle next, addressed the meeting. He said he did not think ihe city had to enter either the second or third class, and asked what would they gain by so doing. If they went into the second class, THEY WOULD BE BURDENED with cumbersome machinery like. Pitts burg, which would necessitate a large in crease in taxes. He says the present charter was adopted prior to the constitution, and the latter should not affect them on this ac count The city had never accepted the "Wallace act, and the forthcoming decision of the Supreme Court would have no appli cation to Allegheny City. James B. Yonng said the act of 1874 still stands, and the Legislature had not enacted any law compelling then to go into either the second or the third class. The Supreme Conrt has decided that classification itself -is not unconstitutional. A resolution protesting against making the municipality a second class city was adopted. A copy of the resolution will be sent to each Representative in the Honse and a cony to Senator Butan. A commit tee of five was appointed to secure a legal opinion on the matter from George Shiras and D. T. "Watson. THE! DON'T WAHT IT. Indignation Meeting of Ninth and Eleventh Ward Citizens. At a meeting of 200 citizens of the Ninth and Eleventh wards, Allegheny, last night. abont the' classification, John Bichards, of the Ninth ward, was made Chairman, and J. L. Boardman, of the Eleventh ward, and Thomas Morris, of the Ninth ward, acted as secretaries. Ex-Conncilman Shipman said: "Let us tell our representatives in Councils that we don't want it. Keep the city government as it is, or better if it can be done, but we don't want to be compelled to accept Pitts burg's charter. It is only a step by the bosses toward consolidation, and we cer tainly don't want that." Select Councilman Charles Hartman thought the recent conlerence of repre sentatives of the various cities did not fully understand the full import of tbe matter, and might take different action if they had the matter more fully explained. The following resolutions were adopted: Reolved, That we, the citizens of the Ninth and Eleventh wards, after careful considera tion, protest against going Into cities of tbe second class, and we therefore request onr rep resentatives in Conncils not to take any action that would lead to placing us in cities of the second class. Resolved, That a committee be apnolnted to confer with and act with committees from other wards. Mr. Bichards said he thought nine wards ought to get away with four in a fight in Councils. - This closed the meeting. The Committee on Conference consists of "Wm. "Walker, Dr "W. J. Langfitt, David Oliver, Jas. Shipman, August Young and Thos. Mclnally. IN LOWER ALLEGHENT. Citizens Express Their Disapproval of n Chanico at a Mediae A meeting of the citizens of the Fifth and Sixth wards, Allegheny, was held in the Sixth, ward school bnilding last evening to discuss the question of Allegheny becoming a second-class city. Resolutions were passed opposing any such change in the form of the city government Several speeches were also made against the proposed change. AT TUB OLD GAME. An Arrest for Selling Poor Horses at a Bis Price. Assistant Superintendent O'Mara and Inspector McAleese arrested a man named Lawrence Henderson yesterday afternoon. His game is alleged to have been to rent a fine stable near the residence of a wealthy man and then sell an inferior .horse at a big price, claiming that he had to sell it at a sacrifice. He was captured at a stable in the rear of Dr. Logan's residence No. 410 Penn avenue. The arrest was the result of a letter, in closing a warrant, from Marshal Prey, of "Baltimore, which stated that he was wanted in that city on the charge of obtaining money under false pretense. The letter also contained requisition papers signed by Governor Beaver. No one had been swindled in this city; J. A. Harper, a hotel keeper ot Carlisle, will lose about $500. Judging from papers found on his person, Henderson might easilv have been working this game in Brooklyn, New York, Cleveland, Philadel pKia and Baltimore, He will be held in this city until Marshal Prey arrives from Baltimore. Mr. Barrett's Denlnl. Booth and Barrett, the eminent tragedi ans, are registered at the Hotel Anderson. Mr. Barrett denies all stories of trouble in the Players' Clnb, or that he runs the clnb for his own benefit Bargains (January Sale) in Boys' Shirt Waists. Our entire remaining stock of colored French percale shirt waists all marked down. See them in men's inrnishing de partment Jos. HOBNE & Co., Penn Avenue Stores. Marvin's Queen's Jubilee. Everybody uses it It is the best bread made. Every loaf sealed with a bine seal. Take no other brand. Grocers keep it " Y XUTSU NEW $25,000 MUSIC HALL. This Is What the Frobalnn Singing Society Will Bnlld on Penn Avenue A Ladles' Choir to be Started. The members of the Frohsinn Singing Society, who decided at a meetine held last Sunday a week to vacate their present quarters in the Pittsburg Gas Company's building by April 1, are contemplating the erection of a new hall on Penn avenue, which will cost $25,000. A committee was appointed at the last meeting to look aronnd for a new location. This committee, con sisting of Messrs. Phillip Lange, (i. "W. Backofen, Nickolaus Reiber, C. IV. Eraus and J. Bieler, will make its report at a gen eral meeting to-morrow night at the hall. The members of the committee seem to have found what they want on Penn ave nue. The lot is now occupied by a three- story building, and its dimensions are 27 by 130 feet. So far as the plans for the pro posed bnilding can be given the society proposes to erect in the rear of the present building a hall 62 feet deep and 27 feet wide. The hall will be suitably arranged with a stage for theatrical purposes Yand dancing amusements. One of the members of the committee gave a Dispatch reporter yesterday the follow ing information regarding the proposed hall: "We are going to spend ?25,000 on a hall of our own. It is not going to be a new hall, however. The bnilding, which the committee thinks will suit ns, is on Penn avenne and contains 12 rooms. The society has 185 members, and while 'onr financial condition is not exceptionally good, still we think we can afiord the expense. The members are enthusiastic. "When the scheme became a settled fact several of them came forward, and in 15 months $5,000 were subscribed. "But there is another reason why we are obliged to change our present quarters. The 'Frohsinn' is thinking ot forming a 'mixed choir.' That is' we,will establish a ladies, class, and will give concerts lite the Mozart Club. "The arrangements for the alterations and furnishing of the building on Penn avenue will be made at once, so that we can take possession by April 1. SOCIALISM AS A SCIENCE. Prof. J. H. Gnrsldo Discusses tho Question in no Unique Manner. "Socialism as a Science," was the subject that Prof. J. Hamilton Garside selected for his address to the members of the Birming ham Turnverein, Jane street, Southside, last night. ' The gentleman spoke to a good-sized audience for over two hours. During his argument he reiuted charges commonly made against Socialism, stating that the adherents of that cause wanted everybody to be on a footing of eqnality. He said that what they want is "equity and oppor tunity." Continuing, he said: What made Corblnacoal King but the op portunity of grasping coal land? What made Andrew Carnegie a millionaire hut the oopor tunlty of oppression? What made General Aigerthe largest lumber owner in America but tbe opportunity of grasping the richest lumber tracts of Michigan? Give us all tbe same opportunity and we can all do the same thing. I am in favor of trusts, and I said so ones to a prominent director of the Standard OU Com- any. He, of course, was surprised that I, a ocialist, should harbor such van idea, and he asked me for my reason, "I would like to see everything one great big trust," said I. "I would like all the railroads, all the telegraphs, all the industries and everything that could be governed by a combination to be formed into one great trust, and why? Because it Is easier to chop off the head of one ?reat big trust than to cut off so many little one." Mr. Garside also expressed his disap proval of the system ot interest obtained irom loans, and explained his reason in an unique manner. He said: I have So, and lend it to this man. I say it is not right to ask him to give me an interest for the loan of it, because, whether I have the money or he has It, tbe amount is thesame, and if I lend it to him be is taking care of the money for me. If there is a question of interest raised at all, I say the man who borrowed the S3 or me should have it for taking care of my property. A COMPDLSOfiY SCHOOL BILL. ' The Allecbtoy Board of Control Will Intro duce Sncli a IHeasure. The Allegheny Board of School Control met last night It was recommended that the act relating to the employment of night school teachers be amended so that the school board has the option of employing and retaining teachers. A compulsory edu cational bill was presented, but was laid over until the next meeting. A resolution was introduced requesting the Legislature to pass a hill for the contin uance of the Soldiers Orphans' schools in this State until 189q. This was adopted. A resolution was adopted which read that any change in Allegheny City government should not interfere with the existing school laws. School Board Changes. "William "Witherow, President of the Third "Ward School Board, Allegheny, re signed from the board last night. He was succeeded by Captain George Lysle. "W. Barclay, who had been janitor of the school for 35 years, also retired. George Smith, took his place. Tbo Armstrong memorial Fund. A meeting of the Armstrong Memorial Association will be held to-night in the Amalgamated Association Headquarters. Secretary J. M. Kelly will make a report of the monev so lar collected, which amounts to over $3,000. LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED. Incidents of a Say In Two Cities Condensed far Keadr Reading. The pnddling department of Howe, Browne & Co. will go on double turn next Monday. One of the mains of the Ohio Valley gas line burst near Sewickley last.erening. Little dam age was done. The Pittsburg Committee of freight agents met in Mr. Means' office yesterday to check off the new west-bound rates. Ma, W. N. Riddle, better known as "Billy," now of New York, is recovering from his recent severe illness. Five empty freight cars were smashed on tbe Pennsylvania road at Kittanning Point yesterday morning. All the through trains were delayed. On an allegation that on Saturday night they robbed Palmer Hamont of a watch and chain and So, Daniel Callahan and John Barker wero yesterday arrested. The spring elections will take place on Feb ruary 19. and the tax collectors deMre to state tbat there are but two weeks in which to pay taxes in order to get a vote. At a meeting of the Hancock (Fifth ward) Sub-district bebool Board last night Mr. Cor nelius Horgan was unanimously re-elected representative to tbe Central Board for a term of three years. The ladies of Post 41, G. A. R., gave an en tertainment in LawrenceviUe Turner Hall last evening for the benefit of the Soldiers' and Widows' Home, to be erected in this city. Mrs. Louis Dietrich, the Past President of tbo asso ciation, was presented with an armchair at the entertainment. The regular semi-monthly meeting of the Society for the Improvement of tbe Poor was held yesterday. The Secretary's report showed that 873 loaves of bread, 333 pounds rice, 179 pounds oatmeal, 412 bars soap, 134 quarts beans, 644 quarts cornmeal, 8-3 pints beef tea, 275 pints milk, 76 pounds tea, 219 pounds sugar, 438 grocery orders, 3.530 bushels coal, 244 gar ments, 32 hairs of shoes and 12 yards of materi al had been distributed in two weeks. New Stock IHnslIn Underwear. While we always have a large variety ( finest lace and fine embroidery trimmed garments, customers will also find the best low-priced styles, plainly trimmed. "We have the exclusive sale of the two best makes in the conntry, Insuring best shaped and carefully made garments. Jos. Hoeke & Co.'s. Penn Avenue Stores. A EEMAEKABLE HAUL. Enough New Goods Taken From One Sai pocted Wooan'a Rooms to Stock a Store or. Two Is Sho a Fencef A batch of officers, including Assistant Superintendent O'Mara nnd Detective Conlson, were engaged last evening assort ing a pile of goods of the most heterogeneous description, which had been taken from two upstairs rooms inhabited by Barbara Koinski, at No. 49 Mulberry alley. The woman is snpposed to have formerly lived at 277 Ohio street, Allegheny. According to the story, she yesterday went into Erin kle's drygoods store, No. 1349 Penn av nue, where it was discovered she had gotten her hooks on some goods that she did not pay for. Complaint being made, Station Officer Cromley made an information against her, and she was taken before Judge McKenna. Subsequently a search warrant was issued and Officers Conlson, McKelvy, Brophy and-McAleese accompanied Barbara to the house. She was stubborn and refused to open the door for them. but they, by binning and threatening to smash it with a hatchet, succeeded in making her weaken, and she gave them full swing. They first went through two big Saratoga trunks and, loading a wagon, brought to City Hall a collection thatwonld fairly stock a general store. There were shawls, nuibia", lambrequins, spool thread, women's hats, men's caps and shirts, rubber coats, 20 pairs of pantaloons, boys' caps, a consider able amount of toweling, toy watches, gloves, shawls, rugs, SO yards imported car pet, silk handkerchiefs, caps, jewelry (such as bracelets, finger rings, etc.), chamois skius, hose, shoe soles, spittoons, something like an expensive altar cloth and a great many other articles. Some of the goods are quite expensive,and the woman's appetitejseems to have been om niverous. As the goods could not all be re moved at one load, Officer James O'Hara was put on guard, and it was thought he might strike'something in the way of a clew. It seems scarcely possible that the woman could have accumulated all the stuff by her own exertions, and it is thought by some that she has been keeping a "fence." She stubbornly, refused to tell anything that would enlighten the officers. John Koinski, the husband, through whom the police received information sufficient to guide them intelligently, appears like a hard working, inoffensive mill-man; but his good appearance did not save him from being locked up also. Barbara says she bought the carpet, and one would be disposed to believe her, as a shop-lifter who conld conceal SO yards of heavy carpet about her person, let alone carry it, would be a phenomenon. Mrs. Koinski picked out a number of articles which she said she had paid for, but refused to talk regarding others to which her attention was called. To Let for Business Purposes. Parties who require a power service in their business and who can see advantages in being in the most central sitnation in the city, should call and examine the rooms of all sizes now ready for occupants in the new Dispatch building, 75,77 and 79 Diamond street Besides being ready of access to custom ers, tenants are supplied with every facility for the rapid and successful transaction of business. Elevator service, both passenger and freight; prompt janitor service, steam heat ing and electric lighting free; besides, splen did light and ventilation of the rooms are among the attractive features. Econonomy, as well as other great ad vantages, in renting here. Apply at DIS PATCH, new building, Diamond "street. Black & Co.'s Reference 1.1st. The new ready reference "For Sale" list of SarauenV. Black & Co,, 99 Fourth ave., has teen issued and confainsthe most com plete and largest list of properties from which to select that they have ever offered to tbe public. The book' is an excellent help to those wishing to purchase real estate, and can be had by applying at their office, or an application by postal will be acknowledged. The Lovely New Embroideries, Sight along side of the balance of last sea son's styles; both are attractive, the one by their newness, the others because of the half prices; it's embroidery time now. JOS. HORNE & CO.'S Penn Avenue Stores. Olarvln's Best. "We want to sell a pound of our new cream puffs and of our Orange Blossom crackers to every housewife in Allegheny county. Get them from yonr grocer. tufsu 8. S. MABvnr & Co. A New Year. "With the new year try the new brand of flour Eosalia manufactured by "Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny "Valley Eailroad, guaranteed to be the best flour in the market. Use Bosalia flour, manufactured only by "Whitmyre & Co., Thirty-eighth street and Allegheny "Valley Eailroad, guaranteed the very best in the market This January Sale Hits Winter Underwear Hard Knocks, in both ladies' and men's goods. Come now to get goods usually a luxury of nneness. jos. moiine ts jo. s Penn Avenne Stores. Ladies never have any dyspepsia after a wine glass of Angostura Bitters. Sold every where. THE TURN OF THE YEAR SUGGESTS SPRING. All Winter Goods to he Converted Into Money. Prices Made to Move Quickly. SILKS,"SATINS, Flushes, Striped, Brocade and Shaded Velvets, Short and long lengths from Holidar Sales. FANCY BLACKDRESS GOODS, Fancy Pattern Costumes, Novelty Com bination and Dress Lengths. Yard and a half wide Cloths, 50c, 65c and SOc; yard wide Novelty Suitings, 35c; double-width Cloths at 25c; Wool-faced Dress Goods atl2c are a few of tbe many bargains for early a comers. CLOAKS. $2 50 for a Plain Newmuket with Cape; So for a Fancy Newmarket; S10 fcr a variety of styles in Plain, .. Braided or Cape Sleeve Newmarket at a uniform price. 20 to $30 can be saved on Pattern Garments, only one of a kind. 15 to 515 on Plush Garments. Seal Garments of tbe best class at special prices. Heard, BibfiFi Eaetnn. 505 AND 507 MARKET STREET.- jao-xxssa - . A.MAIL BAG BOBBED.' A Thief Cats Open One of TJncIe San' Pouches at Wheeling Junction. The "Wheeling mail pouch for Pittsburg was cut open last night, but the postal au thorities could not say -what was stolen, it anything, until they could find out what was put in the bag. The Panhandle express was behind time, and when the pouch wa p'ltonthe train at "Wheeling Junction, the olerks discovered that it had been ripped open. About half a dozen letters were torn, Fortunately it is not a registered pouch. The postal clerks think the bag was, robbed at "Wheeling Junction, while lying on a truck, ready to be loaded. No clue to the perpetrator of the act conld be found. Postmaster Larkin and Inspector Caraway held an inquest on the mangled remains at the postoffice. find tbe conclusion arrived at was the one that first presented itself: That the mail tampered with had been what is termed nnwoiked matter, that is, unsorted, and that the pouch had been cut at Wheel ing Junction and with a very sharp knife. There were less than half a dozen letters in the pouch, directed to Allegheny Citv and other places, and they had their ends torn off, and in some cases the envelope and letter were both torn. 1KB THE! STILL SHOPPING? Tho Wives of Two LawrenceviUe Resident! Suddenly Disappear. The people of LawrenceviUe are now agitated over the sudden and simultaneous disappearance of the wives of two residents of that section of the city. The women have- ben intimate friends for a longtime. Abont two weeks ago they both went away to gether on what was thonght to be a shop ping tour, but since that time nothing definite has been beard of them. One is the wife of an employe of one of tha many mills in LawrenceviUe, and is tha metHer of two children, whom she has de serted. The other is the wife of a city mer chant The latter woman had no children. JOB. HDRNE k Crj.'B''' Penn Ave. Stores. A GREAT many peopls most hire seen the announcement of our "Janu ary sale;" the buyers are many and eager. That 50-cent table filled up again thousands of yards of these marked down dress goods sold already. The fancy velvets are the greatest bargains ever known. Come soon or you won't sea them. Black dress goods, too, a lot of very nice goods, at very low prices. At tha silk bargain counter there was a perfect jam many lookers, yet a great many buyers just as wa told you, the best silks aver offered for so littlo money. 1889. The new stock of ladles' muslin un derwear as usual the assortment of new styles is very large, and tha nicest made goods only, even If at 25c or 50c each. Extreme, laca trimmed gar ments as well as plainer styles. Embroideries all new for this season. From 5c a yard up to specially Una goods. Edges In all widths matched sets, skirtings, flouncing-, French, bands, all overs in fact tha largest stock yon will find is here close prices, bargain lots, too, in these new goods. Sea tbe dress trimming "mark downs' braid gimps, galoons, bead ornaments and galoons at half price now. Also our entire stock of finest quality fur trim mings at just half last week's prices. In the cloak room come in tha morn ing the bargains ara plenty don't, wait, come at once. Children's cloaka at very low prices. Sea tha woolen and merino under wearprices down, away down, on all these winter weichts: some are shop wom a little white and scarlet wool. Tell your friends about this sale anv do them a favor. JDS. 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