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GREAT IS THE GAS
AndCIiartiers Bonds Are Sat isfactorily Placed. A KEGOTIATOR'S EEPOBT To a Joint Meeting of Charliers and Philadelphia Directors. MOST OP THE SECURITIES GO EAST, Though Some of Them Are Taken ly Pitts burgers With Faith. A CHAT WITH MK. ILSLBr ABOUT IT The directors of the Chartiers Valley and the Philadelphia Gas Companies held a joint meeting yesterday to ratify the bonds issued by the Chartiers Valley. The meet ing was entirely informal, and the business was soon transacted. The indebtedness of the Chartiers Valley has been newly bonded to the amount of 1,000,000, and the bonds have been taken principally by Philadel phia bankers, though some of them were placed in Pittsburg, in round numbers, about 5300,000. The action of the sub-committees from the two companies was harmonious, and the present relations will be continued, the Philadelphia paying the Chartiers Valley stockholders a certain proportion of its profits for the privilege of operating the latter company's lines and wells. Mr. J. P. Ilslev. representing the Eastern syndicate of bankers, was present at the meeting. Mr. Ilsley, in an interview at the Duquesne last night, said: AX extzet's opinion. "The Philadelphia bankers are satisfied that natural gas is not going to give out for years to come, and alter this fact had been demonstrated to them, they had no hesi tancy about assuming the bonded indebted ness of the Chartiers Valley Company. Host of the 51,000,000 issued in bonds was taken by Eastern bankers. "I spent a few days examining the gas territory about here some time ago. I visited the various fields, and, in a short time, was convinced that there is plenty of gas and there is no danger of it giving out The climax of the gas business is yet to come. I am not a geologist, but I feel posi tive that there are rich stores of it in the earth. I have noticed that when God gives anything to man He is not niggardly in His gifts. This is evidenced by the vast coal and oil fields. "We have been using Penn sylvania oil for a long time, and there is still some oil left. The same thing can be said ot natural gas. . "The Philadelphia Company to-day has more gas than ever before. The demand is increasing, but the supply seems inexhaust ible. Money, therefore, put into gas is bound to be a safe investment. THE AT HE AEGUES. "The Chartiers Valley Company hasspent a good deal of money in laying pipes, devel oping fields, etc. I think, with its indebt edness bonded, the company is sure to make money in the future. The bankers I repre sent arc perfectly satisfied to take the bonds, and the contracts were talked oyer to-day." MrT Schmertz was very happy when the transaction had been completed. He re gretted that Pittsburgers did not appreciate the advantages which gas gives them, and that they had so little faith in the supply holding out. "When Mr. Hsley was in the city looking into the gas interests Mr. "" Schmertz said he was afraid bis report to the syndicate of bankers might be adverse; but when it appeared he was agreeably sur prised. It was much more favorable than he ever dreamed it possibly might be, and increased his faith in the gas business. Mr. Schmertz thought it wasn't right for Pitts burgers to jump at every straw to show that the supply of gas is failing. He admitted that the supply was often taxed to the limit on cold days when the mills were working; but they were continually putting new wells on the lines, and trying to remedy this evil. 0YEEC0ME BY THE HEAT. Two mill Workern Prostrated nnd Hnd to Be Removed to Their Homes. The sudden and intense heat yesterday was severely felt in all the mills along the Penn avenue district. In many cases the men were compelled to cease work. Rich ard Johnson, one of the oldest employes or Carnegie's Thirty-third street mill, was overcome and had to be removed to his home in the Seventeenth ward. His condi tion is very serious. John Keeve, em ployed at Shoenberger's mill, was also over come by the heat. The men state that if the warm weather continues they will have to adopt the rules resorted to in the summer period; that ot doubling up on heats. About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon an old man named Burtley, 'who resides on Bunnell street, was found lying in the rear of t the First German United Evangelical Protestant Church, corner of Church alley and Ohio street, Allegheny. The man was in an unconscious condition, and it was sup posed that he was suffering from the effect of the heat. He was removed to his home in a patrol wagon. PETER WALTER'S SUCCESSOR. C C Ilax Nominated bv the Fourth Ward Republicans for Council. The Republicans of the Fourth ward, Allegheny, met last night lor the purpose of nominating a successor in Allegheny Common Council to the late Peter "Walter, Jr. John Fielding was chosen Chairman and Hugh Kennedy Secretary. Mr. C. C. Hax was unanimously nominated. A motion was passed giving him the support of the Republicans of the ward. A committee composed of Messrs. John C. Hetzel, "William Kennedy, Andrew Lysle, W. S. Stauffer and Adam Henry, wss ap pointed to draft resolutions upon the death of Mr. "Walter. The election will take place on Thursday, the 25th inst. SHERIDAN'S SINS. lie Is Reported to Have Robbed Others Besides the Opera Singer. I The police officials yesterday received a letter from Alderman Davis of .Wheeling, who stated that he bad seen the item ,n the newspapers about "William Sheridan's arrest here for the robbery of a number of Lydia Thompson's company, and he took occasion to state that Sheridan was known at "Wheel ing as a professional thief and burglar, and had recently been arrested there for robbing a man named Kelly of $40, but wass charged because Kelly refused to proeecuteT In connection with Sheridan's case, Miss Iiou Reddcrn, of the Lydia Thompson Com panv, acting under advice of Detective Coulson.will enter suit to-day against Sheri dan, and he will be rearrested as soon as his present sentence expires. An Alleged Bluebeard Arrested. "William Collier was committed to jail yesterday, in default of $500 bail, for a hear ing before Alderman Porter on Monday, to answers charge of beating his wife, Mary Collier. K0TES AND NOTIONS. Slnny Mnttcrs of Mnch nnd Little Moment Tcrselr Treated. A vassktg remark "So Jong." Tried by Are A rejected suitor. A gkave charge Earth to earth. An Instrument of torture A piano. En vt is the seat of all jealousy, malice and hatred. The thermometer now occupies a high posi tion In the public mind. The girl with bated breath must have been trying to hook someone. He is clever one who can steal aweigh with out dropping in a nickel. "Git thar, Eli," seems to constitute the en tire moral code of some people. Agent Dean is looking into a case of ex treme destitution In Lawrenceville. Some are so busy hoarding dollars they never think how much time they are spending. War haven't the boys the nerve to introduce the sweet, soothing briar pipe on the strsetT Street loafing was epidemic yesterday, and for the first time they songht the shady side. "Seek and ye shall fina" Is encouraging, but incomplete. Kind whatT find it, or find noth ing. Miss Eastend, who betrayed a spark of in sanity, must have given her silly lover dead away. The first man who appears an the street with a woolen shirt and straw hat is going to be killed. The man who prays "Save me from my friends." will require a microscope to find them some day. "When rich men read their obituaries they must wonder why in the world they went to the wrong place. It pays to advertise Emma Abbott is worth $4,000,000, and she can't sing a true note, and she knows it. AN irate Prohibitionist says there is no dif ference between rye and corn whisky. There is, however, a grain ol difference. For laaies only Slight tournnres are per missible on the street, but tbe honse and even ing costume must be perfectly flat. George CumerntIs held in $1,000 bail for assaulting Louis Rosa anil his 14-year-old daughter. All the parties are Italians. The Sons of Temperance, at 63 Ohio street, Allegheny, will hold an old-fashioned gospel temperance meeting on Sunday evening. Stenographer Fdiawood, of the License Court, says the names of the successful appli cants will not likely be given out until next Tuesday. "Waet Whitman says: "One cannot say mnch about women." Perhaps not, but one of Walt's books, at least; shows he kept up a deal of thinkin. Captain Shanafelt wishes the announce ment to be made that, throngh his influence, Mrs. John O. Fairbairn, of Milwaukee, has se cured her pension of $2,700. Professor M. E. Coolet, of Ann Arbor University, and ten engineering students are in the city inspecting mills. They are stopping at the Seventh Avenue Hotel. Wanamaker is undecided whether to paint the letter boxes red or green. Paint 'em green for goodness sake, thus preferring the unities from the sickly green stamp on up. The greatest evils are indulged in unwit tingly, unintentionally. A sort of sleepy, dreamy, daily drift, and there you are. right in the stew, boys, and never meant it at alL Scientists are alarmed that eight men have already been killed by football in England this season. They are probably alarmed at tbe length of time it will take to thin them out at that rate. That country 'Squire who has achieved un pleasant notoriety by thrashing a drummer for trifling with his daughter, is merely paying the penaltv of having a daughter who consents to be trifled with. At 2 o'clock George Wendell, a man from Cincinnati, walked into Central station and fell unconscious. Dr. Oldshue called it tremens, and George said he bad been sick. He will be disposed of to-day. Untversaeist services will be held on Sun day morning. April 2S. at Imnenal Hall, on New Grant street and Seventh avenue, under the auspices of the Pennsylvania State Con vention. All are invited. Bass fishing in Erie will soon be superb, and Pennsylvania tront have not been so plenty for years. Altogether the lot of man is not so hard, providing he can getaway into the proper neck o' woods lor a few days. Three children named Smith, whose parents live on Fingal street, Duquesne Heights, were poisoned by eating berries which they found crowing on tbe roadside. Tbe children are from 2 to 5 years old. They , ill likely ail re cover. L. J. Mil-lee alleges that George Faust, a waiter in his restaurant, had embezzled about 5125. Miller captured Faust's bank book, and ascertained the latter (who received but $1 per wctk) had been putting from $15 to $20 per week in bank. Faust sned Miller for larceny in taking his book and Miller was placed under bail, but his waiter is in jail. What's the use of prophesying every day the same thing o'er, when it becomes a tire some chestnut, a weary chestnut and no more. Hereafter when we say weather, or suggest the name of Wig, you bad better read the verses, for they will be something big. Noth ing will be said of climate, until a weatber change flies up; we will nse tbe best of judg ment, and our muse, it now dries up. After groping around in a maze of nnintel ligible English, a Pittsburg correspondent gets this off in a Cincinnati paper: "The Exposition bmlding rises slowly into shape and beauty, a long struggle courageously pushed to success: a slow growth, and not one of those enterprises which leap full-armed and complete into being at tbe stroke of a great generosity, or bloom suddenly in the light of a great enthusiasm." He might have added, "or busts precipitately under a too great pressure." He came in through the door. With a smile full of guile. And he said I have some more. If you will pay: "A Roundelay." The ed. he gave a glance. At tbe verse, with a corse. Then he made the poet dance With despair, pulled his hair. Then he broke him right in two, And he thumped, and he bumped, Till tbe poet sad did rne That awful day, "around he lay." IT IS MAJOR DABNET. While Looking for a Minor Position He Got a Large Pension. A telegram from "Washington, published in The Dispatch yesterday morning, an nounced that T. S. Dabney, of this city, had been granted a pension ot 550 per month, with arrearages amounting to about $5,000. The gentleman in question is Major Dab ney, who was at one time connected with the St Charles Hotel, but who is now a confirmed invalid. During the Cleveland administration, he says, he filed his application for a pension; but a cousin of his, who was in the Medical Bureau, had the papers held back. "When Harrison was elected Dabney ap plied for a position as watchman in one of the departments at "Washington. He went to the capital, and was prosecuting his claims for the position, when he was re warded with the pension. May Restore His Reason. An interesting medical operation was per formed at the City Poor.Farm a few days ago. The skull of a man named "Woods, who was injured three years ago by being struck on the head with an iron bar by a young man named Hanlon, was trepanned. Woods was rendered insane by the blow. He may recover his reason, if the operation is successful. Officer O'Neal the Best Mnn. Phillip Edward was arrested by Officer O'Neal last evening, charged with disor derly conduct. It is alleged by the officer thatEdwards went into Morehead & Mc Lean's mill and started a fight with John Conrad, a puddler. He was locked up ia the Fourteenth ward station. Db. B. M. Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and throat diseases exclusively. Office. 718 Penn street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&su SPLENDID BATHS&?aT morrow's Dispatch, describes the oriental magnificence of the bathrooms of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Robert Garrett, Whilclaw Reid and others. All the,' leading brands of imported champagne sold by G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth avenue. HE RESIGNED TWICE. Tresident Campbell, of the Window Workers, Tries to Quit. THE MEMBERS WON'T PERMIT IT. Pinkerton Detectives Hired to Avoid Trou ble at Duquesne. ALL THE JlEiV ARE X0TC ON A STRIKE President James Campbell, of the AVin dow Glass "Workers' Association, has been making a determined effort to resign his po sition. He presented a resignation to the council, dated March 23, which was consid ered at the meeting on the following Mon day. As soon as it was read it was thrown into the waste basket. It was not thought necessary to take any action on the matter, as the members heard it read and none ot them were willing to accept it Mr. Campbell was absent from the city at the time, and upon hearing the result, promptly prepared another resignation. He then sent out a call for a meeting of the assembly, and made it a "red letter" .call. This means that all members shou)d attend as an important matter would be considered. There was a full attendance, and the res ignation was read, but was not discussed. The question was called, and not a vote was cast in favor ot accepting it. just the kevekse. A report was circulated yesterday that an attempt was being made to force Mr. Camp bell out of the organization on account of the part he took in the importation of the foreign glassworkers that arrived in this city last Saturday. This is denied by the officials of the Glassworkers' "Union, who say that the sub ject was not mentioned si any of the meet ings of the association. t( When a Dispatch reporter called at the office of the Window Glnss "Workers' Union yesterday, he was cordially received, but President Campbell had nothing to say re garding his resignation. He would neither say that he had or had not resigned. He said: "You can say that I have, or that I have not, and I will not contradict the statement." While he was being questioned Secretary George Cake said he would talk on the subject, and President Campbell re mained silent while he spoke; Mr. Cake said: "Mr. Campbell resigned his position last month. The resignation was dated March 23, and was handed to me by his son ou March 25. He was absent from the city at the time on business for the organization. I had to present it to the council; but it was promptly thrown away. When Mr. Camp bell returned to the city and learned the re sult of the matter, he promptly issued a 'red letter' call for a meeting of the assembly for last Friday night. At this meeting he again presented his resignation, and it was unanimously rejected. There is no trouble in our organization." SEEMED TO SANCTION IT. Mr. Campbell heard the above, and as he did not contradict any statement made, he certainly sanctioned all that was said. When Secretary Cake concluded his re marks, Mr. Campbell said: "If our trade had been like some trades, we could have turned in cornhuskers, coke drawers, street car drivers and other work men, and would have done so, as men were needed. We have control of apprentices, and, it we have made a mistake, it is nobodv's business, as we alone will suffer." "Did you not have a hand in the importa tion of the foreign glass workers?" inter rupted the reporter. ''If we could, have put pumpkin huskers to work making window glass we would have sent them to Jeannette. I will not say that I had anything to do with the importation of the foreign glass workers; but will say that men are needed in this country, and there are not enough to fill the positions. The public can draw their own inference from my remarks. The intimation that I had anything to do with tbe importation of these men had nothing to do with my resignation. It was presented before it was known here that foreigners were coming here to work. The matter was never mentioned to me. "I need a rest, as I have worked hard since I have become President of this union. There is no trouble in the country. There is not a blacksheep factory on 'this side of the water. If there was, I would not ask the members to accept my resignation. The union is XX GOOD FINANCIAL SHAPE, and I ask to retire from the Presidency. I will now remain in charge, as they have re fused so positively to accept my resigna tion." At this moment a telegram was received from Bowling Green, stating that the glass factory there had burned down, and asking it the men conld obtain positions else where. Mr. Campbell said at once that places could be found for all of the men thrown out of employment. The idle men will be no tified to-day where they can secure work. The subject was then changed to tank furnaces, and the statement of ex-President Isaac (Jline, the predecessor of Mr. Camp bell, that they were a failure, was men tioned. He emphatically denied the state ment, and said: "I have here a report of the condition of affairs in Belgium. There are 17 tanks in operation there, which is an increase of five since I was there a year ago. A LOGICAL CONCLUSION. "They would not build new tanks if they were not a success. In England one firm has 14 tanks. A 60-pot tank furnace in Europe will produce more glass than the 72-pot tank at Jeannette, because they work seven days a week in Europe, and the glass workers here will not work from 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon until 1 o'clock Monday morning. The tank -furnace system cannot be any more of a failure than the manufacture of glass in pots. In 1887 a company of 'experts' lo cated a factory at Ft. Scott and failed." This was a stab, evidently, at ex-President Cline, who was a member of the com pany. A meeting of L. A. 300 was held last night, but no special business was trans acted. Of course tbe condition of affairs was discussed, but nothing was done. It was learned at the close of the meeting that a week or two ago a proposition had been made to withdraw from the Universal Federation of Window Glass Workers. At the last meeting a resolution was adopted to the effect that such action would be injuri ous to the organization. PINKERTON MEN CALLED. They Aim to Suppress Tronble at Ihe Alle gheny Bessemer Steel Works All the Men AreXovr Oat on a Strike. A number of Pinkerton detectives landed' at Duquesne early yesterday morning and took charge of the works of the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Company. The men who were working at once came out on a strike and the mill is closed. The men in the converting, blooming and rail mill departments have been on a strike for a week, while the blacksmiths, ma chinists, engineers and others have been at work. All came out yesterday when i was learned that an attempt was to be made to intimidate the men. The millmen are not organized, but claim they were not "black sheep," and want the same wages as are paid at other steel rail mills. One of the workmen, in speaking of the trouble yesterday, said: We started the mill eight weeks ago, and thought the company would treat us right. ns cta.v wairis and not by the ton. We came to tho conclusion that we wanted justice' that is. the same wages as are paid at the Edgar Thomson. We quit last Monday and asked the superintendent to pay by the ton. The men knew that when they were making ! 50 per day and turning out from 175 to 225 tons, they could make double that amount if the Car negie scale was paid. We wanted to appoint one man from each department to arrange a scale, but Superintendent Treat refused to see us except as individuals. We then sent men individually, but tbev were not received. We were told that we could all go to work at the old wages, but none of tbe men will accept these 'terms. There will be no work done at the mill unless tbe detectives are taken away. A comparison of wages as given by workers from the Edgar Thomson and the Allegheny mills, the men making over 100 tons at both mills, is appended: Per 100 By the tons at day at Carnegie's. Duquesne. Metal and spiegle chargers.Jl 31 SI 80 Coke chargers.!. 120 180 Blowers .7 2 22 3 80 First regulator 1 51 2 00 Second regulator 1 16 2 00 Cupaloman 2 54 3 50 Uupalo helper 1 50 2 00 Cupaloman spiegle 2 01 2 25 Vessel ciuderman 151 150 Vesselmen...., 2 50 3 60 First helper to vessehnen... 1 68 2 50 Second helper to vesselnien. 1 37 2 00 Bottom maker 1 80 2 50 Bottom maker helper 1 45 1 80 Scrap wheeler 1 25 1 65 Ladleliner 171 2 50 Ladle liner helper 1 10 1 60 Pourer 2 50 3 00 Pitmen 1 98 2 50 Slopper carriers 187 1 50 Sloppcr maker 65 2 00 It will'be seen that the wages paid at the Edgar Thomson works, where the men are paid by the ton, is greater than at the Du quesne plant. The men at Duquesne want the tonnage system, but the refusal of the company to pay the same scale as is in force at the Brad dock mill did not cause the strike. Fore man Edwards tried to brine about a settle ment between the firm and men, and for this he was discharged. The men demand his reinstatement and a satisfactory settle ment of the wage question. Until this is done the works will remain idle. THET INSIST ON PROMPTNESS. The Salesmen Say That All Clothing Stores Rlnst Close oa Time. A special meeting of Salesmen's Assem bly 4907. K. of Ii., was held last night to take action on the charges of infraction of agreement by a Smithfield street clothing firm, near Diamond street. It is alleged that that firm have kept their stores open during the past week later than 6 o'clock, which is a violation o'f the agreement entered into, and that the pro prietor conducts the night business without the aid ot his clerks. At the meeting last night a committee of three was appointed to wait on him and try to remedy the matter; but, should they fail, it is likely trouble will ensue, as their in structions give them power to call a meeting and declare a strike. The "Worthy Foreman Will Come. Master Workman Boss, of D. A. 3, K. of Ii., received a letter yesterday stating that the new Worthy Foreman of the order, Morris L. Wheat, of Iowa, will be in the city for the first time next month. He will address meetings in this section on May 14, 15, 16 and 17. General Lecturer Ralph Beumont may accompany him. "WHICH IS WORSE? A Railroad Mnn Alleges That Shippers Are More Dishonest Than Shipping Lines History to Prove It. A visiting railroad man said yesterday: "Wherever I go I always find complaining shippers. In Buffalo they say that the Grand Trunk is discriminating against them in favor of Chicago, and here in Pittsburg it is the Pennsylvania that is favoring the Windy City at the expense of the City of Gas. A fewyears ago the Chicago shippers were kicking like steers. They claimed rates were maintained iu and about their own territories, but other cities paid, much lower rates than they. "It is a singular" fact that tew of the roads in the country are paying dividends. The railroad man who can satisfy all the shippers along his line is a fit subject for a lunatic asylum. I never saw such a body of kickers as shippers are, and it seems to me they would not be satisfied, even if the roads carried their freight fornothing. The people should remember that the railroads have developed the country, and are en titled to their share of the increase in wealth. I remember when land along "the Ohio river was hardly worth a cent. The owners prayed for railroads, and they got them. Their lands became valuable, and now they are complaining about the roads. They even growl when they have to pav fare to ride on a train. "There is a good deal of quibbling about the amendments to the inter-State law, and I must admit that the roads are keeping it up to scare the shipper. The roans that question the legality of making propor tionable rates know they are away oft" ia their judgment. The Pennsylvania Com pany and Pittsburg and Western, in restor ing the Texas differentials, testified by their actions to this fact "The tendency is growing to hamper the shipper as much as possible, and it is true the latter classes are thoroughly frightened. The inter-State law has made them wonder fully honest of late; but I don't know how long it will last. I must say that if the railroads in the past had been as tricky as the shippers, the majority of them would be paying fine dividends to-day. "The .railroads suspected the shippers of resorting to culpable methods; but they had no idea of the enormity of what they were cheated out of until the Inspection Bureau raised the lid, and the sunshine penetrated the darkness beneath. Tbe inter-State law and the bureau have rectified these evils, to a large extent. It is now almost impos sible to misdescribe or underweigh eastern shipments." SMASHING SEVERAL SLATES. How tho Election of tho Dnlzell Republican Club Resulted. The. annual election of officers of the Dal zell Republican Club was held at the club room, in Swissvale, Thursday night, and resulted in the election of J. K. Aikins, President; Hon. John Dalzell, First Vice President; J. M. Moffatt, Second Vice President; A. L. Sailor, Third Vice Presi dent; R. P. McCurdy, Secretary; R. P. Duff, Treasurer, and George Addy, "W. A. Schoyer, E. D. Marsh and Fred W. Ed wards as members of the Executive Com mittee for two years. The meeting was largely attended and considerable interest was taken in the selection of officers, several slates being broken. The meeting lasted until 1030 P. 21., a'fter which the members sat down to a snmptuous spread; the good things opened up the wit, and a very pleasant time was spent in speech making, singing, etc. The club now has a membership of 150, a com fortable and neatly-appointed club room, and is an assured success. The club will be presented with a hand some banner by the ladies of Swissvale and' vicinity on the second Thursday in May. Tho Litlaallon Ends. The suit of A. M. Watson, Esq., against S. S. Brown for the possession of a landing near Jack's Run has been settled. Mr Brown is to reconvey Mr. Watson the entire 3,000 feet of landing. Mr. "Watson was suing for damages, but is satisfied to regain possession of the landing. Did He Steal n Silver Watch? Detective Eichenlaub arrested Oscar Hartman last night in Allegheny, charging him with having stolen a silver watch from Henry Biernian, of 236 Sandusky street. GAIL HAMILTON TZutl$e Lenten discourses to to-morrow's Dispatch, and discusses the honesty of religious dissent in all ages. ALL IN ONE- CHUECH. Commemorative Union Services Held in St. Andrew's EpiscopaL A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION Of the Much. Discussed Doctrine of Chris tian Unity Given. MANY DENOMINATIONS PARTICIPATE The much discussed doctrine of Christian unity was practically supported in St. An drew's Episcopal Church, on Ninth street, yesterday afternoon. The services were in commemoration of the three hours of agony suffered by Christ on the cross. The open ing prayers were offered by Rev. Mr. Thompson, of St. James' Episcopal Church. Then Rev. Dr. White, of St. Andrew's, made a few introductory remarks, in which he said that the afternoon services were in practical demonstration of the doctrine of Christian unity. The gathering together of ministers from almost every Protestant de nomination, and their common worship of the great Jesus, who died on the cross many centuries ago, would do more toward bring ing His followers together than any other possible means. These services tended to show that the spirit of unity is common among Christians, and during the afternoon they were literally "together at the foot of the cross." The seven'J'sentenses uttered by Jesus while on the cross furnished texts for the short addresses made. OBEAT FOBGIVEirESS. Rev. Dr. E. P. Cowan, of the Third Pres byterian Church, took as his text the words, "Father! forgive them, they know not what they do." He spoke of the great pardon asked by Jesus for those who were crucify ing Him, and drew the lesson that this pardon is still as freely extended. Rev. Dr. McMillan, of the Second U. P. Church, Allegheny, chose as his text the words, "Verily I say to thee, to-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise." Rev. Dr. Felton, of Christ M. E. Church,, spoke upon the words, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" He depicted Christ's great agony when he uttered these words and His boundless love for the people of this world, for whom He suffered. Rev. Dr. Meech, rector of Christ Episco pal Church, Allegheny, chose as his text the two words "I thirst." His address was very interesting, and of a high literary tone. "It is finished" was the text of Rev. Howard B. Grose, of the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. He spoke of Christ meek ly bowing His head and dying, the great battle just finished, and the victory won by Christ over Satan man's redemption ful filled by Christ's death. MOTHER AND SON. The third saying, "Behold thy mother," was treated upon by Rev. Dr. Sproul, of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He spoke of Christ's great love for His mother, and her agony as she knelt at the foot of the cross. Rev. Mr. Mackay, of St Peter's, spoke upon His last words on the cross: "Father, unto Thy hands I commend my spirit." The climax of the divine tragedy and the tremendous sacrifice made by Christ fur nished the material for his eloquent dis course. Rev. Mr. Wightman, assistant minister of St. Andrew's Church, lead in the conclud ing prayers. Rev. Mr. Maxwell, of.the Trinity Church, concluded the services with prayers and a benediction. The musical part of the service was well rendered. Several of tbe most beautiful portions of the oratorios, "Calvary," by Spohr, and "The Crucifixion," by Stainer, were rendered with fine effect and feeling. The choir was composed of Mrs. Mellon, soprano; Mrs. Fox, alto; W. H. Stephens, tenor, and Samuel Amberson, bass, ilr.li. C. Webster was director and organist. The church was well filled, and the con gregation was composed of members of the churches whose pastors took part in the services. Good Friday was also generally observed yesterday. All the Catholic and'Episcopal churches of the two cities held special services. A great many of the railroad offices, court rooms, banks and other places were closed. THEIfi EMPHATIC FK0TEST. Tbe Mayor, Controller, ct al, Talk of a Loss of $250,000 to the City. A special telegram from Harrisburg last night said: Governor Beaver to-day received telegrams from Mayor McCallin, Controller Morrow, City Attorney Moreland, Superin tendent Bigelow and Delinquent Tax Col lector Ford, remonstrating against Senator Newmyer's bill for the renewal of munici pal liens every five years. The bill, though it passed the Senate some time ago and the House vesterday, hadnot reached the Gov ernor to-day. When it does, he will give a hearing to all interested persons. It is claimed Pittsburg will lose $250,000 on Penn avenue improvements in renewing liens, if the bill becomes a law. On Mon day a motion will be made in the House to recall the bill from the Governor. SDNDAT TEMPERANCE MEETINGS. Mrs. E. W. Gormley, a Lender in the Crnsade, to Make an Address. The open-air meeting at the corner of Ross and High streets, Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, will be addressed by Mrs. E. W. Gormlev, of W. C. T. U. crusade fame, who has just returned after an absence of some time from the city. The meeting will be conducted by Andrew Bryce. All Chris tian workers are invited to co-operate. The temperance meeting at Washington Hall, Beaver avenue, Allegheny, Sundav afternoon, will be addressed dv Benson M. Lewis. His subject will be rHome versus Saloon." ' Great Easter Sale. To-day our great Easter sale of fine cloth ing takes place. Every department, lrom the men's suits down to the furnishing goods, is packed with Easter 'bargains. Make hay while the sun shines and visit us to-day. $50,000 worth of clothing will be sacrificed, as we want to make this sale the most successful of tbe season. Free with every boy's suit sale come and get one a Parisian self-windine topor a "baeof fun." The greatest novelties for the boys vet in vented. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Dia mond sts., opp. the new Court House. KotFlctlon, but a Straight Fact. With us to say a thing is to do it. Our offer to sell to-day for 25 to 33 per cent less money any goods advertised by competing nouses, is; the truth and nothing but the truth, all contradictions of high-priced deal ers notwithstanding. Kaufmanns', Fifth avenue and Smithfield street. Grent Easter Sale. To-day our great Easter sale of fine cloth ing takes place. Every department, from the men's suits down to the furnishing goods, is packed with Easter bargains. Make hav while the sun shines and visit us to-day. $50,000 worth of clothing will be sacrificed, as we want to make this sale the most successful of the season. Free with every boy's suit sale come and get one a Parisian self-winuing top or a"bag of fun." The greatest novelties tor the boys yet in vented. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Dia mond sts., opp. the new Court House. . A ITT 1 A n tomorrow's Dispatch, discour. U Ul If ftj ses on horse racing, and condemns it imlrong terms, holding that it is a barbarous sport, without even the-re'deeming features of pulUfighting. A VERY HOT MILK WAR. The Dealers Claim That It is Wearing tbo End and Victory is Within Beach Dairymen Are to Join Them. The milk dealers held another meeting .last night in Imperial Hall. Apart from completing the routine business incidental to tbe establishment of their organization, they discussed their position in regard to the Shippers' Union and the Chartiers Creamery Company in a very lively man ner. A number of them claimed that the ex citing time in the milk war was nearly over. Said one: "The farmers are gradually awakening to tho fact that their arrangement with Mr. Reed is not going to bring them such a price for their milk as they anticipated, and, inasmuch as we are showing the ship pers that we" are in earnest and mean to do the square thing by them, they are coming to the conclusion that they had better come back to us. I am ready to prophesy that next Monday will be the last of the present contract with the shippers." Regarding the move Mr. Reed made to supply the grocers at wholesale prices, Mr. Johnson, of Allegheny, said as far as he had been able to learn the retailers were not anxious to accept the Chartiers Creamery Company's proposition because it sounded too much like the promise of the natural gas companies a fewyears ago. They offered gas for nothing to the people then in, order to charge them an exorbitant price afterward. Vice President Hemingray, who acted as Chairman last night, stated that some of the local dairymen had promised him to join their union, and a motion was after ward made to ask them to be present at the next meeting, which is to be held on Wednesday. A gentleman connected with the Char tiers Creamery Company informed a reporter yesterday they were satisfied that the ship pers meant to stick to them and not go back to the dealers. He claimed, also that three new shippers joined the union yesterday, and that the organization is constantly growing. "We have sent some agents among the grocers," he said, "and the other retailers also, and from the present outlook, it seems that we shall be able to find a ready market among them in a few days." ' Boys Flay With Fire. Some mischievous boys set fire last night to a leak in the pipes of the Pittsburg Gas Company on Cassett street. Eleventh ward, and for more than an hour the street was all" ablaze for a distance of half a square. TUB KNADE PIANO Wondrous In Quality of Sound, Power and Resonance The Choice of the World's Great Artist, Hans Von Bolow, A choice which is not only prima facie evidence of the soul there is in this great man, but also of the merits of this great piano, he having selected it from all others as meeting the requirements for his exceed ingly limited number of performances dur ing his present American trip. But how could he do otherwise? The instrument's reputation and standing is of no mushroom growth; it has received the indorsements of artists, professional and amateur musicians, in an unbroken chain of testimonials for more than half a century, to which can be added thousands from among our own com munity, apd to-day the Knabe piano stands the world over without a peer; and to those who desire an instrument for purely artistic and intelligent reasons, and which is be yond a few paltry dollars and cents rea sons, we say go to Hamilton's elegant par lors, Nos. 91 and 93 Fifth avenue, Pitts burg, Pa., where a full line of them is displayed, and at prices no higher than is usually asked elsewhere for inferior instru ments.. If you want an organ get an Estey. Hamilton doesn't ask extravagant prices for anything, and vou can get them on con venient payments, u you preier. Fine Lot of Musical Goods, H. Kleber & Bro., No. 50G Wood street, have just received the finest lot of violins, guitars and mandolins ever brought to this city. The prices of their many violins. range lrom 51 tosiuu, guitars lrom 4 to 585, mandolins from $8 to $75. These instruments are offered at lower prices than ever before. Klebers' specialties are the celebrated Washburn guitars, mandolins and zithers, which are now the leading instruments in this country. The Washburns are fully warranted and are the cheapest first-class in struments in the market. We desire also to call attention to the new Arion guitars, which can be had at the extremely low price of $10. These instruments are made of beau tiful American wood and are fully war ranted. Call and examine these lovely goods. Ths Tills Makes 50 Cents .Look Big. Put it into a yard of our bargain surah silk, the best goods for the money we ever offered in the People's Store. Campbell & Dick, 83, 85, 87 and 89 Fifth avenue. Hand Mirrors Reduced 25 Fer Cent, Until removal next week, at Habdy & Hayes, Jewelers, MWS 533 Smithheld st. Not Fiction, bat a Straight Fact. With us to say a thing is to do it Our offer to sell to-day for 25 to 33 per cent less money auy goods advertised by competing houses, is the truth and nothing but the truth, all contradictions of high-priced deal ers notwithstanding. Kattpmanns', Fifth avenue and Smithfield street. LA Pebla del Fumae are a high grade Key West cigar, manufactured for those smokers who can appreciate Havana tobzeco in its natural condition. Sold from ?G 50 to $12 per 100. G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fitth ave. Maintaining Our Position, As the people's friend, we offer the bargain of the season.viz: 200 pieces real surah silk, all colors, 50 cents a yard. The ladies have only to see them and buy. Campbell & Dick, 83. 85, 87 and 89 Fifth ave. We Mean What We Say. We positively will sell to-day at from 25 to 33 per cent les3 money, any goods adver tised by competing houses. Bring us their adverti&ementsand convince yourself. Don't be misled by contradictory statements of jealous rivals. Kaufmanns', Fifth avenue and Smithfield street. New Stock of Easter Novelties. Cards and books opened to-day. Store will be open until 9 o'clock this evening. JOS. ElCHBAUM & CO., 48 Fifth avenue. Furniture. All kinds at extremely low prices at M. Seibert & Co.'s large furniture works, La cock and Hope streets, near railroad bridge, Allegheny. D Come To-Dny. Very handsome portieres, $2 50 a pair. Lace curtains, 05c 75c, $1, $1 25, $1 50 up. Carpets all prices and styles. Geo. W. Snaman, ' tts 136 Federal st, Allegheny. Fob parlor, bedroom, dining or kitchen furniture call on Dain & Daschbach, 111 Smithfield street. Prices guaranteed to be the lowest in the city for first-class goods. Easier puff scarfs at James H. Aiken & Co.'s, 100 Fifth ye. Best, bargains in finest quadruple plated table ware, knives, forks and spoons at Steinmann's, 107 Federal st. "wrssu BEVERLY CRIMP, &SSS2& tinues his cruise among the Lesser Antilles, the home of the Lotus Eaters, and describes the manners and customs of the people. IS DAISY INSANE? The Concluding Evidence That She Is, and the Opening Evidence That She Isn't Continuing the Inquiry. The inquiry- into the sanity of Daisy Hutchinson was resumed yesterday before Attorney Shoemaker, master. Mary Clark testified to living on Robinson street, Alle gheny, opposite where Miss Hutchinson lived, and that one night about a month ago she was called on to stay with Miss Hutchinson, who was laboring under the delusion that some one had murdered her sister and placed her body in a trunk in one of the upstairs rooms. Dr. T. W. McNeil, who has charge of St Francis' Hospital, testified to having seen Daisy Hutchinson while in the insane department of the hospital and afterward in the general ward. He thought she was suf fering from acute melancholia, or bistro mania. He "thought that, as she might be cured, she was a fit subject for treatment, but did not think it necessary that she should be locked up, but that there should be a gnardian to look after her interests. Nellie Morgan told of the breaking up of Miss Hutchinson's house, and said Miss Hutchinson had often talked of it before. Tbe petitioners here rested their case, and the defense opened by placing Sister Leo, who has charge of the insane department at St. Francis' Hospital, on the stand. Sister Leo had charge of Miss Hutchinson all the lime she was in that department and watched her very closely, and, in her opinion, she was not insane. Sister Saraphina, who is Mother Superior and in charge of St. Francis' Hospital, saw Miss Hutchinson nearly every day she was in the insane department, and, in her opinion, she was perfectly sane. On Satur day night two parties called on her and wanted her to have the patient ready on Sunday morning at 6:30, as they wanted to take her to the Frankfort Asylum; but she refused. Dr. S. N. Benham testified that Miss Hutchinson has called at his office every day for a week, and that he had long con versations with her. His opinion was that there was nothing wrong with her mentally. The hearing will be continued Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sanitarium and Water Cure. The only Eastern institution in which mud baths are given. Steam-heating and electric lights. Baths, massage and electricity by trained manipulators. Address John S. Marshall, M. D., Green Spring, O. The use of Angostura Bitters excites the appetite and keeps the digestive organs in order. The Main Line. See this great play at Harris' Theater a marvelous production. d COLLYERATHOME-SSt: tributes to to-morrow's Dispatch an interest ing interview with Dr. Robert Collyer, the famous Unitarian divine, in which the latter gives his views on prohibition, woman svffrage and other timely topics. WE HAVE PUT Forth our best efforts to secure a spring stock of Dress Fabrics at prices that will save yon money, and admit of a selection ot choice and artistic weaves in FOREIGN DRESS GOODS. Silk values unsurpassed. Best qualities of Black Dress Silks. Surahs, Failles and Printed Indias. Short lengths of plain and fancy Silks at bargain prices. An immense variety of new weaves in B LA Civ DRESS FABRICS. Silk warp specialties from 1 and up. Black Henriettas, 65c, 75c and $L EVERY DEPARTMENT COMPLETE. Trimmings and Buttons I Underwear, Hosiery, to match Dress Goods. Corsets and Gloves., Ladies' and Children's Suits. " Side Band Novelties, nice Quality French Suitings, 512, $15 and SIS. Handsome trimmed suits. $15, $20, $23. Two toned suits, $15, SIS, $25. Black cashmere suits, $12, S15 to $20. Black Henrietta snits, S16, $18, 20. Latest styles for Children and Misses' Cloth Suits, braid trimmed. $2 and up. Cashmere Suits, metallic trimmings, $4 and np. We are selling Jaunty lace sleeve and beach grenadier mantalette at $3 50. Fall-beaded, silk-lined mantalette specialties at 83, $4, $5 to $25. Faille silk, lace and bead or braid silk-lined mantles, $9, $10, tl5 and $20. BIBER I EABTDN, 505ANDE07 MARKET ST. ap!3-TTSSU NOVELTIES Ladies' and Children's . WEAR. KID GLOVES In all the newest shades. Come and get a pair to match your new dress. We fit every'pair and guar antee them. CORSETS. To have your new dress look neat you should call and have a pair of our Corsets fitted. We carry only reliable makes, and have a con venient fitting zoom and an ex perienced fitter. hosiIry. We have all the latest novelties in Fancy Hose, and a full line of the celebrated Onyx Fast Black, warranted not to color the feet " Also a choice line of Handker chiefs, Collars and Cuffs, Ruchings, Fans, Umbrellas, Loid Fauntleroy Collar and Cuff Sets, Windsor Ties, Mull Ties, Black Lace Scarfs and Fichus. F. SCHOEKTHAL, .612 Penn Avenue. ap20-7.Thssn ' WILL IT BE GOBBLED? FerryiTlIIe Electric Itond Said to bo Coins to tho Pleasant Valley. A report was published yesterday after noon that the Perrysville Electric Railway was abont to pass into the hands of the Pleasant Valley Railway Company; that the sale had been agreed upon, and that payment would be made in cash and in stock ana bonds of tbe Pleasant Valley line. A number of people known to be interested in the properties were solicited for informa tion, but they all relused to talk except William A. Stone, Esq.,who denounced the publication as highly improper and on the mere suggestion of a rumor. As County Recorder Graham was present and assented to Mr. Stone's view, it was useless to try the pump on him separately. A stockholder in the Perrysville .Electric Railway Company is quoted as saying that, whilethe sale has not been finally made, negotiations to that end are pending, and a man interested in the Pleasant Valley line is reported to have said that the sale has been agreed upon, but that no consideration has yet been passed. These street railway deals are beginning to come about almost as frequently as Pittsburg murders and sui cides. Trnauta Glad to Go Home. Officer Kinney, of Youngstown, O., yes terday took James Duggan and Patsy Curtin from the Allegheny county jail and sent them to their parents at Youngstown. The two boys had run away from home and were arrested here for trespassing on rail roads, receiving ten days each. PALMISTRY " d'cribedby one of iU L a JJIMIO 111 1 ) professors, is the subject of an article in to-morrous Dispatch. Some facts are given as to the lines of life, love and marriage, together with some general rules fot determining character by the hand. OUR EASTER MILLINERY DISPLAY A great success and due to tbe fact that our stock of goods in this department has been most carefully selected, including the latest Paris and New York styles, and also the best efforts of our own work-room. Children's Trimmed bats m great variety also, a large assortment of novelties in Un trimmed Hats and Bonnets, in tbe newest shapes, for Ladies and Children. All the new things in Ribbons and flowers and trimming materials. Parasols and Sun Umbrellas 81 50 to SIC 00 each. Special assortment of English club handled Sunshades. Parasols for Children. In the Cloak Room, extraordinary large assortment of Spring Wnps add Mantles and Jackets and handsome Long garments, in stylish cloths. Children's White confirmation Units, al sizes, new styles ready, in Children's Suit De partment Largest Dress Goods stock in entirely new weaves and color combinations. Some $30 00 French Pattern Robes at $23 00 this week very choice styles. A special large assortment of 60-inch Suit ings in English styles, checked plaids and neat stripes, at $1 25 a yard. These are very fin quality. New Ombre Striped Suitings, fine quality, at' $1 a yard. Summer shades in Gloriosa, the new silk and wool fabric, light and shimmery, an ideal dress stuff. 50-inch plain and fancy woolen Suitings, only 50 cents a yard new spring colorings. A great trade doing in both our Silk De partmentsblack and colors. The largest as sortment to choose from here; all the latest novelties. Great values in Indias and Sarahs; also, in fancy striped Gros-Grains and Armures. Black Grenadines New styles In brocaded and satin stripe effects. Special attractions in Men's Furnishings. Spring Novelties in Neckwear. Sprinjc weights in Underwear, in Merino, Balbrlggan, Wool, Pure Silk. Our perf ect-flttmg J. H. t Co. Shirts are the best to buy. Men and Boys' Flannel Shirts now ready best goods only, special low prices. New assortment of patterns in Boys' "Stir" Shirtwaists. " JDS. HDRNE i CO PENN AVENUE STORES.- ap!5-TTT BEDFORD WATER-THEWATEROFTHE celebrated Bedford Springs is now .pnt ud only in quart and balf-callon bottles and sold in cases ot 2 dor. and 4 doz. in any quantity b JNO. A. RENSHAW & CO.. apl8-ws Corner Liberty and Ninth its. UNFERMENTED WINE WARRANTED strictly purs grape juice, in pints and quarts for family use and church purposes. For sale by the case or slnele bottle bv JNU. A RENSHAW fc CO, Family Grocers. aplS-WS Liberty and Ninth sts.