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11 BIG BOOMERANG.
Sprung dy Some One in the
Contract Labor Agitation.
AN ALLEGED OFFICE CABD,
Aiming to Advertise President Camp
bell and Secretary Cake,
IS CIRCULATED TO DiJURE THEM.
Join Kelly Says There Was a Motive in it
All, and Seeks to Explain.
IFFOKTS TO HJSD THE PUBLISHER TAIN
There is now a mighty sensation, borne
on the breeze that has blown through labor
circles for several weeks, concerning the
alleged importation of those foreign glass
blotters under contract. It was sprang last
night in the form of a printed boomerang.
"Who printed the latter, and who is respon
sible for its circulation, farther than in the
single instance noted, may be as important
and interesting for some person or per
sons to determine later. So evident
a misrepresentation of a prominent and es
teemed inlustrial leader has not heretofore
ed in print, even by the most au
enemies of labor; and that this
.id have been done at the present junc
ture, critical in its bearing upon a pending
agitation, indicates beyond a shadow of
donbt that James Campbell, Secretary
Cake and the "Window Glass "Workers' As
sociation have one or more very vitupera
tive enemies. ,
But the reader is ready to ask what all
this is about. "Well: A manufacturer
of this city, last evening handed to a gen
tleman well known and reliable, the follow
ing printed card, which that gentleman at
once turned over tb Mr. John M. Kelly as
being directly interested. An exact copy,
first of the fictitious business card's front,
then of its back, is given.
; LABOR EMPLOYMENT BUREAU, j
Manufacturers affected with strik
ing workmen will and it to their in
terest to arrange for full supply of
Foreign Labor on the shortest
For further particulars, call or ad
1505 Caeson Street. S. S
Geo. L. Cake, Private Secretary.
During our recent European trip
we established agencies at Char
leroi, Belgium; Sunderland and St
Helens, England, and can secure
skil'ed and unskilled workmen at
rates much below current wages
piad in U. S.
Our experience in formerly fight
ing the' contract-labor law, and our
official position as Chairman ot the
Legislative Committee of the K. of
Ii, PreilJent of the Universal Fed
eration and President of the Win
dow Glass Workers, enables us to
guarantee full protection from con
viction under the contract labor
law. as we are thoroughly convers
ant with its workings and loopholes.
CHAMBERS-McKEE GLASS CO.,
THE LABOE SIDE OF IT.
Air. John M. Kelly, one of the local labor
leaders, and the recognized spokesman of
Messrs. Campbell and Cake since the incep
tion of the pending investigation regarding
imported glass blowers, gave The Dis
patch, in an interview last night, his ver
sion oi the authorship of the remarkable
bogus business card above alluded to. ilr.
"These cards were passed on the streets of
Pittsburg this evening by , a window
glass manufacturer. To my mind, this
action of only proves what I have long
suspected, that the Blanks, angry with
President Campbell, of the Window Glass
"Workers, and the "Window Glass
"Workers' Association, for the stand
they took in the last Presidental
campaign, will descend to any trick
or subterfuge in order to casj,
discredit on President Campbell and the
"Window Glass "Workers Association. In
bis last annual report to his association,
President Campbell stated that
bad attempted to induce, for a consideration,
John Costello, now a member of the Gen
eral Executive Board of the Knights of
Labor, to stump for Cleveland and free
trade. His efforts were unsuccessful, and in
revenge for President Campbell's public
acknowledgment of this fact, the Blank
Bro.'s have sought, ever since, to injure
Campbell and the "Window Glass "Workers'
Association in the eyes of the public
"It is ordinary courtesy, at the end of a
political campaign, for a political news
paper to at least give an opponent a bit of
rest. However, an organ of free trade in
Pittsburg has, more vindictively than ever,
since the campaign ended, assailed per
sonally, and persecuted all in their power,
President Campbell, who, with his associa
tion, had the hardihood to declare publicly
that tree trade meant
A. BEDUCTIOIT OP WAGES
for them, and that he and they wonld op
pose it all within their power. It has not
been a mystery to me why this thing was
done. Blank Bros.'s window glass
factory is one of those places that some of
the best workmen in the trade avoid. For
this reason, and on account of the political
independence of Local Assembly 300, the
Blanks have never stopped in their per
secution ol Campbell and the "Window Glass
"Workers, and they have found a ready tool
to carry out all their designs.
"The circulation, on the streets of Pitts
bnrc, by a member of this firm, of these
libelous cards, would hardly call for more
proof of mv assertions. It is my honest be
lief that President Campbell and the win
dow glass workers will conclusively show
their innocence of any conniving at, or vio
lation of, the contract labor laws of the
United States. The window glass workers
were more instrumental in having this con
tract labor law passed than any other asso
ciation. President Campbell himself,
at that time but a private member
of the association, spent bis own
time and money in efforts to have the law
passed. Vy this law, Local Assembly 300
is enabled to protect its trade in, America
from loreign labor, and it would be pre
posterous to imagine that they connived at
its violation when they alone wonld be in
jured by it. Because President Campbell
and Secretary Cake did not believe it was
necessary lor them to deny or affirm the
Vtories relative te these alleged imported
m necessary lor them to deuv or Affirm the 1 Dr. B. M. Havtta. 7ve. e&r. rom nnd
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l WMi.w MMO K(U sMCtt Wl UAttKHil I BM&W AAkWWUftl sVM UMU. I JTJsV.WJ&ft
by many representative labor people
that they connived at the violation
of the law. As the window glass workers
have expressed a willingness for a thorough
and impartial investigation, as was printed
in The Dispatch this morning, the gen
eral public should wait until they hear the
result thereof before passing in judgment,
and at the same time should not forget that
the circulation of such libelous cards as the
one noted above, indicates that the enemies
of Mr. Campbell are put to sore straits to
gain public opinion in their favor, by arts
for which people have been, before this,
sent to .the penitentiary."
a bbotheb's defense.
A brother of the manufacturer referred to,
when told the above story, denied positively
that his brother had "anything to do
with the printing or distribution of
the libellous cards. He said he
was aware that on account of political al
lusions in President Campbell's annual
report, some time ago, some people regarded
this as a bit of revenge on Campbell, but if
his brothers were supposed to be the
avengers, he pronounced it a false supposition.
HUGH H'DONALD IS DEAD.
Well-Known Inventor of a Farnnce
Shield Goes Suddenly.
At 11 o'clock last night Huzh McDonald,
who is well-known throughout this city as
being the patentee of the furnace shield
which is so extensively used in the mills
throughout the country, was found dead in
bed at a hotel, 1149 Liberty street.
The deceased had been stopping at the
hotel for a few days and had been complain
ing of rheumatism. He retired to bis room
early last eight, ahd nothing was heard
from him until he was found laying dead in
On his person was found a patentright for
a reverbatory furnace, also for a turnace
shield. There was also a letter on his per
son addressed to Hugh McDonald, 21 Tag
gart street," Allegheny. The deceased was
about 60 year: old. The body is at the
DEAD AT HEE WASHING.
Unexpected Decease of Mrs. Nancy
Allen at Her Tab. k
Mrs. Nancy Allen, an elderly colored wo
man, dropped dead at her residence, No. 20
Clay alley yesterday afternoon. A young
Italian who lives in the same bouse saw her
washing as he passed the door of her apart
ment, and, some 15 minutes later, heard her
two granddaughters crying.
He went into the room to ascertain the
cause of grief and foundthe woman lying on
her face on the floor bv the washtub. He
felt herpulse, and finding it stilled, notifiedT
Dr. Orr examined the body and found the
trouble to be heart disease, and the Coroner
was notified. Mrs. Allen had been washing
all dav, and no one seems to have heard her
complain of being sick.
GUIG0S GOES AT MID5IGHT.
A Third Sadden Call to Eternity In One
Black Friday Night.
It was reported at the Morgue at mid
night that Patrick Guigon, who lived on
Main street, near the Thirty-sixth ward
station, had dropped dead from heart dis
ease. No particulars were furnished.
THAT B0IC0TT EQUITY SUIT.
The Brace Bros.s Case Reaches a Final
Argument and Bests.
The final argument in the case of the
Brace Bros, against the K. of L. Boycott
Committee, was made yesterday before
Master M. A. "Woodward by A. K Jennings,
attorney for the plaintiffs. The points of
Mr. Jennings' argument were that the de
fendants were representatives, members and
even committees of the Trades Assembly
and District No. 3, K. of L., and as such
the assemblies were jointly responsible for
the damage and loss to the business of
Brace Bros, by the action taken by the de
fendants; that the difficulty lay in placing
the responsibility for the distribution of
tbecirculars, papers and '"boycott placards,"
but that the most convincing proof exists
that such literature was distributed, and
that not the slightest denial or refutation of
complicity or the non-countenancing of
such acts has been made by the labor as
semblies. The testimony adduced againstMcAuliffe,
Evans, Dicus, Fisher, Dovey and others of
the Knights of Labor, in regard to their
efforts to produce and maintain the "boy
cott," was reviewed superficially by Mr.
Jennings, who held that,Nas no testimony
whatever had been offered by the defend
ants, their responsibility was even more ap
Sarent As to the question of damages,
Cr. Jennings said:
We are entitled to claim damages in a bill of
equity. As to tie measure, we have aright to
prove any loss to the trade of Brace Bros, by
the acts of defendants. After the institution
of the boycott the business of the Brace Bros.
fell off about SJ600 per week, and after the in-
junction restraining the boycott was brought,
the trade assumed again its former shai
hence it is possible almost to estimate exaci
the loss of Brace Bros, and damage done them.
This argument closed the case. The at
torneys will probably give their briefs to
the master this morning. Master "Wood
ward said he could not give a decision for
Scbofield Goes West
General Scbofield, the head of the "United
States army, and his brother were passen
gers on the limited last night. The General
was going "West to inspect the various mil
itary posts on the frontier. Like Sheridan
and Sherman be is reticent and declines to
talk, but he does it in a more polished way
than the gruff and grizzly Tecumseh. In
fact, the reporter who tries to interview
General Sherman feels, after it is all over,
as if he had been run over by a harrow, but
Schofield is different. He has a kind way
about him for a soldier, and his manner is
dignified and respectful.
He refused to say anything about the
great military display in New York, or to
express any further opinions about the
"I have said all X intend to on that sub
ject," he added. "The truth is there is
nothing I "can say. "We do not anticipate
any Indian uprisings and no impoitant
changes or improvements are anticipated."
The General is not taken much with the
idea that a body of trained mechanics adds
strength to the army. He thinks the engi
neer corps is capable of doing all the work,
even in the case ot a crisis. He finally did
say that the troops he had seen in New
York compared favorably with the men
who marched into the field during the- late
war, and that the discipline to-day is better
than it was in I860.
TO SEE BEATEE.
City Officials Will Protest Against the
Controller Morrow, Mayor McCallin, City
Attorney Moreland, H. P. Ford and Mr.
Gardner went to Harnsburg last night in
response to a telegram from Governor
Beaver, who wants to see them about the
Newmyer lien bill.
Thev will protest against the Governor
signing it should it pass both houses.
Fell In a Cellar Way.
Shortly after midnight John Carney, of
Forbes street, fell in an excavation on the
Magee property, Fifth and Old avenues.
He was severely bruised and taken to the
Homeopathic Hospital for treatment
I throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Perm,
ROBBED J5TA CHILI).
Over 2,000 Systematically Stolen by
Little Maggie Burk,
WHO TORE $10 BILLSUP WHENMAD.
ABemarkable Story -of a JnvenHe TMef
and Her Purchases.
A DETECTIVE'S ELECTBIO BELL DEVICE
Maggie Bnrk, a 13-year-old girl, was last
night held in 52,000 bail for court, by Al
derman Cassidy, on a charge of larceny.
The amount she is accused of stealing is be
tween 51,(300 and 51,700. Last fall John E.
Windle, proprietor of the "Windle House at
No. 307 Beaver avenue, Allegheny, began
missing small sums of money. From $10 to
J20 disappeared frs-m the house at various
times in a mysterious manner. The climax
was reached when, on November 2, $1,500
was taken at one time. The money was
taken from Mrs. Windle's room, and there
was no clew as to how it disappeared.
Mr. "Windle was unable to find any trace
of the money, and finally placed the case in
the hands of Detective Perkins. .The result
was that several days ago an information
was lodged against Maggie Burk, the 13-year-old
daughter of Michael Burk, an em
ploye in the locomotive works.
The child was arrested and held in bail
for a hearing last evening. At the appoint
ed time the witnesses and principals were
present, but it was decided to waive a hear
ing and give bail for court. The bail was
given, in the sum of $2,000, by Mr. Burk,
the father of the child.
THEY KEPT IT QUIET.
All the parties connected with the case
were extremely reticent and refused to give
any information. It was intimated that
there is a long story connected with the
matter; but no one would talk about it or
say anything concerning how the money
came to be stolen. It was hinted, however,
that there were others connected with the
case, and more arrests would follow. No
other informations have as yet been made.
The manner in which the child was cap
tured for the thefts was through a con
trivance of Detective Perkins. After he
bad been put to work on the case an electric
bell was placed on the drawer of the bnreau
in which the money was kept. Perkins
then stationed himself to listen for the
signal when the drawer would be opened,
A tew days ago when he was in the bar
room of the hotel he heard the bell, and,
rushing up stairs, found the little girl. She
was standing in front of the bureau, and
when questioned handed over $9, which had
evidently been taken from the drawer. She
was at once placed in custody.
The child was a playmate of the children
of Windle nnd had the free run of the house.
None of the money stolen before was re
covered, and the child denied all knowledge
AN OFFICE E'S STOET OF IT.
All the population along Beaver avenue
was excited last night on account of this ar
rest of Maggie Burk. Detective Perkins,
when called upon and asked to give a Dis
patch reporter some ot the details of the
case, refnsed to say anything, for pro
fessional reasons; but, from an officer, a
great number of the tacts were obtained,
nevertheless, as follows:
"Little Maggie is a bright girl, and as
sharp as a steel trap; but the way she has
been parading among her sclioollellows and
the children on the street proved her to be a
little bit too careless to "escape suspicion.
There are 32 witnesses in the case, who will
testify to the manner in which the child has
been displaying her wealth. Storekeepers
tell oi the way in which she came to them
with $5 bills, $10 bills, $20 bills, and even
$50 bills, asking for change or buying candy
and similar knicknacks.
"At her home she gaveparties, and the
guests were treated in right royal style.
Cakes and sweetmeats of all kinds were
never too dear or delicate for her purse.
Sometimes she would take a number of her
friends to the theater and pay the expenses
for all of them. She bought aprons and
other presents for her favorites, and the
children at school were astonished at the
amount of money the little girl had.
SHE TOES UP A TEN.
"Once, when Maggie had been a naughtv
.child, the teacher at the school put her on
the platform. -Ln doing so she tools: bold of
the child's dress in the front and a $10 bill
was pulled out.
"This display of money seemed so re
markable to the children at school that
some of them went to her mother and told
her of the fact:
"'You mean to insinuate that Maggie
stole any money?' she asked. 'If any one
dares to do such a thing I will have you all
"The thefts are all very remarkable, and J
it throws great credit upon tbejjirl s sharp
ness that she has not been caught long before
this. The saloon keeper has an idea that
he must have lost over $2,000. He lost
$1,500 about the first of November and
little Maggie is also suspected ot having
stolen that amount. But previous to that a
small children's savings bank was found in
the back yard of the Winders residence.
Maggie came in one day and said: 'Your
savings bank lies out there!' She -never
picked it up and brought it in, and nothing
was thought of it. But Sam Kewsen, a
storekeeper on Beaver avenue, says that
Maggie's mother came to him soon after the
loss of this box and
PAID HIM A Bn.Ii
of $2.50 all in silver 5-cent pieces. The fact
that the savings bank of Wiudel contained
almost exclusively 5-cent pieces, led again
to the suspicion of Maggie.
"The peculiar part of the business is that
the parents seem to have been entirely in
the dark of their daughter's doings, because
one would suppose that they had interfered.
Maggie's father owns a small piece of
property in the lower part ot Allegheny,
but he has not "done much work during the
"When the girl was caught she admitted
that she had intended to steal the $9, be
cause, as she said, her parents were so badly
in want that she thought the money would
be a great help to them. She also admitted.
that she nad taken money on previons Oc
casions, and paid bills with it at several
"Once Maggie treated a lot of her play
mates to soda water, and when the girls
asked her where she got the money, she
said: 'Oh, that is all right; I have boxes of
dollar bills at home.' "
The investigation in the case is still going
on, and several lmore arrests will be made in
Masiee Workman Ross, of D. A. 3, K. of
L., delivered an address to the local assemblies
of Karns City last evening.
Worthy Foreman Morris L. Wheat, of
the Knights of Labor, will be in the city on the
Hth Inst., and will deliver three lectures in the
interest of the order.
It was announced by the officials of the Hod
Carriers' Union last night that they had won
their strike for an advance of 25 cents per day.
.No further trouble is anticipated.
J. M. Kelly believes the big tank at Jean
nette will be a success. He will issue an illus
trated edition of his paper showing all the de
partments of the plant when it is put in opera
tion. The annual convention of N. D. A. 217, K. of
L., composed' of iron and steel workers and
tblast f urnacemen. will be held in Chicago, on
June 19. The call for the -convention was issued
yesterday by Master Workman Maboney.
HIT f HrVK in Ms own inimitable strain.
JJllili 11.AU) paints in glowing colors the
savage heroes of the battle of .Tippecanoe, for
the benefit of the readers oto-jnorrWijDis-
WKANGLING ABOUT EXPENSES.
An Allegheny Post of the Grand Army Make
an Emphatic Protect.
There was a very lively meeting of the
joint committee representing the three G.
A. B. posts of' Allegheny last night. This
committee met last week and passed a reso
lution that each post defray its own expenses
on Memorial Day. This caused somewhatof
a jangle at the time, and the meeting ad
journed, so that the delegates could get the
advice of their posts on the situation', and at
the meeting last nignt the matter culminated
by the delegates irom Post 128 absolutely
refusing to serve on any committee andr
f using to recognize the committee as a joint
Their grounds for this action are that five
years ago a set of resolutions were adopted
after having been notified by the separate
posts, which particularly specified that Mem
orial Day be observed in a joint manner by
the three posts, and the matter of expenses
be equally divided. This year the commit
tees from Posts 88 and 162 were in favor of
simplifying the observance of that day, and
instead of having services and orations in
the cemeteries, have the posts separate,
each taking a cemetevr, decorating the
graves, and in the evening meet in some
church or hall and hear a memorial service,
the cost of music, transportation, etc., to be
paid by each post.
This last step was suggested in order that j
mere inigut ue nu Buuumug uuui uuizens
and bnsiness men, as it was thought they
had been called upon for enough money and
contributions during the year.
The meeting last night was a long-drawn-out
one, and there was no end ot bickering
over details. Finally the step taken by the
delegates from Post 128 ended the squabble,
and the meeting was adjourned until next
Friday night in order that the delegates can?.
go oacK to meir posts unu ue insirucieu on
bow to act
A WORTHY W0EK.
How the Iindles' Aid Society Has Basted
At the fourth annual meeting of the La
dies' Aid Society, yesterday afternoon,
the treasurer's report showed: Receipts
for the year, $2,172 57; expenses, $1,909 37;
balance, $263 20.
Xhe report of the secretary showed that
during the four ye4rs of active work the
number of calls upon the society for help
has been steadjly increasing, and the year
closed has been greater naturally than any
of its predecessors. The society has been
caring for infants during the past year to a
greater extent than heretofore.
The report of Mrs. M. P. Samson, the
Actuary, shows that during the year 60
children were placed in the care of the so
ciety. Of these, 35 were received from pa
rents or guardians, 14 from the Poor Board,
and 11 from other souroes. The total num
ber cared for during the society's existence
was 250; the number returned to friends,116..
died, 2; still under care of the society, 132.
After short addresses had been delivered
to the society by Bev. B. F. "Woodburn, D.
D., and Bev. W. J. Bobinson, D. D., the
following named officers and managers were
President; Mrs. B. F. Woodburn (re-elected);
vice presidents, Mrs. in. y. senator, Mrs.
Joseph Hamilton; faecretary, Mrs. J. R. Dar
rah; Treasurer, Mrs. J. T. McCance; managers,
Mrs. B. F. Woodburn, Mrs. A. Alston, Mrs. A.
H. Wallace. Mrs. W. P. Price, Mrs. J. McCance,
Mrs. H Lee Munson. Mrs. H. E. Campbell.
Mrs. James R. Darrah, Mrs. K. Damon, Miss E.
Riter. Mrs. N. W. Bbafer, Miss C. Lysle, Mrs.
James Ramsey, Mrs. E. Prentice, Mrs. H. J.
Heinz, Mrs. Joseph Hamilton, Mrs. William
McUonibs, Mrs. W. J. Bobinson, Mrs. Hutchins,
Mrs. McRoberts, Mrs. S. Caldwell, Mrs. Robert
McCague, Mrs. Henry liuhl. Mrs. James Dew
hurst, Mrs, Jasper Stevenson. Miss Edith
Darlington, Mrs. W. K. Gillespie and Mrs.
William Begps; Executive Committee, Mrs. N.
W. Shafer, Mrs. Joseph Hamilton, Mrs. W. J.
Prentice, Mrs. W. J. Robinson and Mrs. Robert
A LOSS OP MILLIONS.
A Startling Reminder of How Pittsburg
Lost Her Grip on the Oil Uefininjr In I
dastry LIto Facts for a Historian.
A prominent oil refiner in 'this city re
ceived a letter last week from a journalist
in New York City, who asked for some In
formation about the declineof the petroleum
trade in Pittsburg. He desired it for a
book he is writing on the history of oil, and
its later developments.
In order to supply the information the
Pittsburg oil refiner began a series of in
vestigations, the result of which surprised
even himself. He found that in 1870 there
were 58 oil refineries in Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, with an invested capital of $12,
000,000. Now there are less than a dozen
refineries here with scarcely $3,000,000
"And yet the oil production" is nearer
Pittsburg to-day by 100 miles than it was in
1870," soliloquizes the refiner.
WASTED IK PHILADELPHIA.
A Tonne Man From Oil City Finds Himself
In the Toils of the Law.
"W. M. Hoag, the Oil City man who was
arrested yesterday charged with obtaining
goods under false pretense, at the instance
ot a Philadelphia book concern, will be
taken there this morning.
It is alleged that Hoag ordered a lot of
books, stationery, etc., in the name of
Nixon, a merchant of Oil City. He finally
returned some of the articles, but failed to
account for the residue.
THE. COLONEL'S EHEUMATISin
Richard Kevins, Jr.. Secures a Postpone
ment of His TJ. 8. Trial.
The case of the "United States vs. Richard
Nevins, Jr., ex-Superintendent of the new
Public Building in this city, which was to
have been placed on trial yesterday in the
United States District Court, was continued
until the October term. A physician's certificate-was
presented, showing that the de
fendant was sufiering with rheumatism and
unable to appear.
The Strike on the Clsreland Docks Interfer
ing; With the Roads.
The strike of the Cleveland dock men is
seriously interfering with the railroad traffic
to the lakes. Chief Clerk Rodgers, of the
Lake Erie, said yesterday that it was use
less to ship coal there, for it would not be
handled. The coal is being sidetracked at
different places, and blockades are feared.
Mr. Rodgers hopes the breezy difficulty
will blow over in a few days.
Saperlntendent Denn Made Three Informa
Superintendent Dean of the Anti-Cruelty
Society entered three informations yester
day. One against Fred. Banley, who, it is
said, locked his son in a thed with a dog
and kept him there, all night;-another
against Mrs. Helinegan, of Sawmill alley,
who, it is claimed, beats her little boy with
a baseball hat, and William McAnnony, of
the Southside, is accused of neglecting to
support his family.
A Serious Scnldlne.
Barney Gnnn, a machinist in the Pan
handle roundhouse, was. epgagectin remov
ing a screw on a steam pipe, when the steam
struck him in the fafe, burning his eyesand
head badly. ,
Good Kern far the Afflicted.
The many wonderiul cures made by Dr.
TJrann, of Cleveland, O., by his peculiar
treatment, astonishing everybody.. Invalids'
are. flocking to him irom 'every direction.
Seldom a week passes -without some wonder
ful cure being reported,
GAIL HAMILTON, &ggr2&TS
baby for her text, and thereupon preaches an
ter of sooieU reform! , .., -,,1
LIFE & A MILK CAtf.
A Short Quornm of Lacteal Dealers
Tell Interesting Stories
ABOUT SQUIERELS, RATS AND SOAP
That .Sometimes Get in the-Fluid of Life
Ire It Gets to Town.
CUSTOMEES GET THE CEEASI, THOUGH
A meeting of the milk dealers and pro
ducers was Announced to take place yester
dry afternoon at Imperial Hall, for the pur
pose of ratifying the consitution and by
laws of the proposed new union of shippers.
But, somehow, the notice of the meeting
had not been heard or heeded by every
body, because there were not above 20 men
present, and the committees that had been
appointed to draw up the constitution were
scarcely represented at all. The result was
that the men who were there sat down to an
informal talk upon the present condition of
the milk question.
By some accident a member of the Pro
ducers' Union happened to come in, and a
dealer immediately asked him to give the
dealers some pointers from his side of the
fight. The farmer, however, had come to
listen, and he averred that he had nothing
to say. Then
A FEW SIDE BEMABK3
fluttered across the room as intended sar
casm upon the farmers. The old man stood
it for some time, until he finally began to
talk about 'the dealers, and accused them of
all kinds ot tricks in their business. This
set the ball rolling, and for the next 15 min
utes the pleasantries recounted, while they
seemed to amuse the milk dealers, brought
up visions of all kinds of horrors before the
imagination of the uninitiated.
"When it comes to a question as to who
tampers with the milk," said one dealer, ''I
can tell you that I had once a big rat in
one of my cans at the depot."
"Oh, that is nothing," chimed in an
other. "One morning when I received my
cans at the station and opened one of them,
to see whether the milk was sour, I noticed
the head of a squirrel bobbing up. I
pulled it out, and you nay be surprised as
much I was when I tell you it was over a
"Yes," said a third, "and I saw the whis;
kers of a rat striking through the cream (?)
ot my milk in one can some time ago."
WHAT HE BID, AM.' BOUND.
"What did you do with it?"
"I pulled the whiskers and the rat came
out. Of cdurse I threw it away."
"What did you do with the milk and
cream (?) throw that away, too?"
"No, I didn't. 1 was short that morn
ing, and I could" not afford to do that."
This recital created a great deal of laugh
ter, which was only increased when some
body else remarked that he had found a
bar of regular country store soap in one of
his milk cans.
Several others had similar experiences in
the milk trade to relate. The names of the
men are known, but they are withheld from
publication, because it might do the dealers
harm in their business, though they did not
put the animals, etcT, into the milk, but
kindly took the same out.
The meeting was adjourned until next
Several of the dealers who were present
said the fight was now practically over, be
cause they were getting all the milk they
wanted, and they did not care now how
much anybody else was getting.
Phil Connelly, Worrying Abont His Family,
, Phillip Connelly, a stalwart Englishman,
has become insane He was working in
kSboenberger's mill. He left a wile and
four children in Ayreshire, Scotland, and a
few days ago they wrote to him that they
were starving. This is said to have affected
Connelly's mind. '
At the station house he acted like a wild
man. He farmed for awhile in Canada, but
it didn't pay, when he came to Pittsburg.
He was anxious to earn money enough to
send for his family.
The ETldence Shows That Finch
Bis Wile by the Hair.
Andrew Fiach was given a hearing last
night. He lives on South Eighth street,
and the evidence shows that he and his wife
had a fight.' He drove her out of the bouse
and dragged her for five yards along the
street by the hair. His wife produced a
handful that had been pulled out.
Inspector McKelvy thinks that'Flach has
been abusing his chidren. He was held for
A Southilde Entertainment.
The members of Orion Xodge No. 229, A.
O. TJ. W., of the Southside, gave an enter
tainment at Odd Fellows' Hall last sight.
The Mozart Orchestra furnished the music.
A number ot vocal and recitative artists
also rendered excellent selections, and the
evening proved delightful to all the guests
of the lodge.
Their Annnnl Election.
The Young Men's Catholic Club of St.
Paul's Cathedral held an election last night.
B. A. O'Toole is the new President; Secre
tary, John Neelen. OneoftheFaulistFathers
will deliver a lecture to the club next Tues
Not Guilty as Charged by Wlshart,
In the Criminal Court yesterday E. W.
Moorhead and Mrs. Josephine Bowan were
tried on a charge of renting a house for im
moral purposes. The prosecutor was Cap
tain Wishart. A verdict of not guilty was
He Was Fall ofGlnss.
Bobert Cunningham fell through a shute
hole in. a Southside glass house last Monday.
He alighted on his head in a pile of glass.
He was at work the next day,, but 72 pieces
of glass have been taken from his flesh.
The Washington Artillery, of New Or
leans, passed through the city last night,
bound for the South. They had been to the
Centennial celebration in New York. Their
appearance was not at unprepossessing.
Sanitarium andWater Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electrio lights,
aths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
The real estate public is much interested
in the sale of the "Dispatch property,"
fronting 30 fest on Fifth avenue and run
ning back 210 feet to Virgin alley adver
tised by the Sheriff in to-day's Dispatch,
Times and Freiheits Freund.
Anfrrcht, the Fhotogrnpher.Has No Gallery
But is operating his. fine Elite Gallery, 516
Market street, Pittsburg, where he makes
fine cabinets, and shows proofs, if young or
Gibson, Large, Guckenheimer, Finch,
Dillinger, Overholt. Hannisville and Sher
wood pure rye whiskies'. . ,
SCHUETZ, EENZIEHAUSEN & CO.,
, 100 and 102 Market st.( cor. First ave.
MEDIUM weieht balhtf draff underwear.
iiAMHs iu aikex uo,riw Auw ave. tracts uus
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THE ITALIANS QUIT. J
Only Twenty Men nt Work nttheDnqnesne
There were but few new developments in
the strike at the Duquesne Steel "Works
yesterday. The Italians, 69 in number,
who took the places of the striking laborers,
made a demand lor more money. Some of
them wanted as high as $3 25 per day,
which is more than the strikers were re
ceiving when, they quit-wort. Their de
mands were refused, and the men were paid
off and immediately left for-this city.
There are no Italians at work in the mill
at present, but Employment Agent Oeisler
says he intends to bring up 40 men to-day.
There are not more than ?0 men at work in
the mill. r
The strikers held a meeting yesterday
afternoon, which was addressed by several
Amalgamated Association men. They
promised them the support of the organiza
tion for a year it they continue to demand
union wages. It is stated that the union
men in every mill in the city have promised
the strikers their support. ,
Only two new men went up to frork yes
terday, but after a talk with the strikers
they declined to enter the mill.
As stated yesterday, Downey's saloon, the
only one in Duquesne, is closed, and it was
reported yesterday that the Allegheny
Bessemer Steel Company is making good
his losses by closing. The report, however,
could not be confirmed.
THE MINERS' ULTIMATUM.
They Want 74 Cents lor Mining the Year
Round and Will Hare It.
President Conway, of Subdivision 4, Na
tional Progressive ITnion of Miners, yester
day issued the following address to the
In view of the well known and admitted fact
that the demands of the miners for a uniform
yearly rate Tf 74 cents per ton for mining is fair
and equitable, and many of your number have
expressed a willingness to pay it, if the miners"
will enforce that flgnre on all competitors in
this district, we wquld ask you to agree to con
cede our just demand and end hostilities at
once. The .rate asked by the miners Is the
average of the summer and winter rate, which
you have offered to the workmen, and we know
that it meets the approval of all railroad miners
of this region; and the difference is so trifling
that your judgment Of men should prompt you
to grant at least this small concession in face
of our voluntary relinquishment of 2 cents on
last year's rate. Until further instructions
from the miners, the committee will be pleased
to hear from the individual operators or dnly
authorized committees of the Railroad Coal
Association by Saturday, May 4. If by that
time we don't hear from you a convention will
be called to provide ways and means to prose
cute the work of securing our scale, and to con
sider the advisability of enforcing cash pay
ment by the abolition of company stores, non
uniform screens and for seennng extra com
pensation for extra or "dead work."
NOT OUT OP BUSINESS.
Joseph Walton & Co. Will Continue to Mine
Coal as Usual.
Hon. Joseph Walton, who has earned the
title of the Monongahela river Coal King,
being the oldest operator on the river, de
nies the statement that he has decided to
abandon the business. In fact, he denies
everything that has been said as coming
from him relative to his winding up the
business and discharging all of his men.
"I was surprised when I read the article
in some of the morning papers," said Mr.
Walton yesterday. "We have done noth
ing unusual for this time of the year, ex
cept to discharge six more men than usual.
We have not quit the business, and do not
propose to do so. Our mines are idle now,
as they always are in the summer time. We
will start up the mines in the fall, and
probably earlier if trade picks up.
"We did not lose any money on the St.
Louis Gas Company contract, but I will ad
mit we did not mace as much as we ex
pected, as the miners demanded a lj-cent
per bushel advance for digging coal. Our
mines are all idle, but we are still ready to
do business if we get orders for coal."
THOSE F0BEIGN BLOWEES
Have Been Employed and Home Blowers
Claim to be Barred.
It is claimed that there are more English
glass blowers en route for this coun
try destined lor Jeannette, and that there
are enough of home blowers to fill the differ
ent positions. One of the workers who is a
member of L. A. 300, K. of L., said yester
day that the talk abont there being a
scarcity of blowers in this country was all
bosh. He said that himself and several
others had been trying to secure work at
Jeannette for the nast ten days, but did not
succeed. He says there is no scarcity of
glass blowers here, reports to the contrary
All oi the imported glass blowers give the
same riply to questions as to who brought
them bere. They claim that they came of
their own accord, as they had heard there
were vacancies in the glass factories of this
Secretary Cake, of the Window Glass
Workers' Association, denies the statement
that any home worker has been refnsed em
ployment, and insists that there is a scarcity
of blowers in this country.
AN IMPORTANT CONTENTION
To be Held by me Window Glass Workers
Association In. July.
A meeting of the Window Glass Work
ers' Association, who compose L. A. 300,
K. of L., was held in their hall on the
Southside last night. The meeting was
important, as it was decided to hold a con
vention in this city on July 9. This will
be the first convention held-by the organi
zation in several years. The object of "the
gathering could not be learned, hut it was
stated that fully 100 delegates will be pres
ent, representing all the principal window
glass factories in the country.
The different preceptories Will elect their
delegates at their next meeting and instruct
them as to any changes they desire in the
constitution of the association or the assem
bly. The proceedings of this convention
will undoubtedly be very interesting.
THE BUILDING TEADES' STEIKE.
Only a Few Stone Masons nnd Hod Carriers
Are as Tet Oat. ,
The building trades' strike, which was
inaugurated on Maylris unchanged. As
s'ated yesterday, about 400 stone masons are
idle, and a number of hod carriers.
Contractor Cochran, who is putting up
the building on the site of the old Excelsior,
said his men were working until noon, but
for some reason quit work. He says he does
not know why they quit.
Contractor Huckenstein, one of the lead
ing contractors in the two cities, says all
his men are at work, bnt some stone masons
who are working for men to whom be sub
letted contracts are idle. He does not be
lieve the advance demanded will be granted.
SMITH WILL INVESTIGATE.
The President of the Flints Promises That
Something Will Drop.
President' Smith, ' of the Flint Glass
Workers' Association, said yesterday that,
in the course of a week, the people would
hear something about the importation of
English glass blowers, through the Trades
Council. He declined to talk further.
There is 20 per cent less surplus of iron
ore at Lake Erie ports this year than last.
From reliable authority it was learned yes
terday that on May 8, 1889, there were 658,
753 gross tons on .dock, and May 1, 1888,
there were 703,726 tons The winter ship
ments were 1,289,802 tons, or over 50 per
cent greater that during the winter of 1887-
oo. xnere is a very lavoraDie ouuoos wr
PEITATE TIPPLING. v
One of the Satnral Results of the Befoul
Inquiry yesterday among the wholesale
llquqr dealers, brewers and distillers devel
oped the fact that a boom in private trade is
already setting in as a natural result of the
large reduction in the number of saloons.
One of them said:
"Some ot the better class of people will
not now frequent saloons, because their
number being few 'bums' and the rag-tag
element of Lociety will be thrown into every
drinking house. Before there was such a
thing as a tony saloon. Now it is impos
sible. The result is that there will be im
mensely more private tippling than before.
Sideboards and wine cellars will be general
AT THE OXP0ED LEAGUE.
An Interesting: Literary Entertainment In
Church Last Evening. .
The Oxford League, of the Smithfield
Street M. E. Church, held an interesting
literary entertainment last evening that was
very largely attended. Mr. Simon S.
Beillytold most delightfully the life story
of General Lew "Wallace; Mrs. Ada Man
chester added a piano solo, and "Unseen
Forces" was the theme of Miss 'Beth
A vocal solo by Miss Ella M. Youngson
and instrumental duet by Misses Marcella
and Kate Lutton were enjoyable musical
features of the programme that was con
cluded by "Tyrrell's Pass," a declamation
REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIltL,
401 Smlthfleld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, $45,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received and
interest allowed at 4 per cent. its
TAYLOR & DEAN,
S03 and 205 Market St.
Call on them for wire window and 'door
screens, which are a preventative against flies
and dust, also for iron fencing of every de
Onr special brand on our"'Dollar" laun
dried white shirt is the guarantee we cheer
fully give of its excellent quality.
Whiskies, wines, brandy, gin, etc., etc.
SCHTJETZ, EENZIEHAUSEX & CO.,
100 and 102 Market st, cor. of Pirst ave.
All the leading brands of imported
cigars, wholesale and retail. ,
G. W. Schmidt, 93 and 97 Fifth Ave.
But The Bulletin to-day. Permanently
enlarged to twenty pages. A splendid
B. fc fl. i
see our new imported silk
Boggs & Buhl.
shirts at $3 75.
See oar novelties in mSn's neckwear.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
LA Matilde imported cigars from $10 to
$40 per hundred. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
, Whiskies, wines, brandy, gin, etc., etc.
SCHUETZ, EENZIEHAUSEK & CO.,
100 and 102 Market st., cor. of First ave.
But The Bulletin to-day. Permanently
enlarged to twenty pages. A splendid
Ladies, see our real kid, narrow
broidered, four-button glove at 75c.
Boggs & Buhl.
James H. Aiken S?Co.'s neckwear dis
'play. 100 Fifth avenue.
When visiting the People's Store ask to be
shown the boys' suit department, where all
the novelties are shown at popular prices.
Campbell & Dick.
La Pebla del Fumae are a high grade
Key West cigar, manufactured for those
smokers who can appreciate Havana tobacco
in its natural condition.
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth Ave.
Smoke the best La Perla del Fumar clear
Havana Key West cigars. Three for 25c
G. W. Schmidt's. 9 and 97 Fifth Ave.
Whiskies, wines, brandy, gin, etc., etc
Schuetz, Eenziehausen & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st., cor. of First ave.
Beautiful gray kid, suede and silk
gloves at Bosenbaum & Co.'s.
But The Bulletin to-day. Permanently
enlarged to twenty pages. A splendid
fiPIIllP finds a tropical
varadise in the
Itle of Martiniaue. the birthvlace of the Em
press Josephine, and he dtscnbei the scenes
and people in an illustrated article in to-mor-rovfs
The advantage lies with the buyer that makes
comparisons. Special offerings Brilliantlne
Plaids and Stripes, with solid shades to blend,
the most serviceable fabric shown, dust and
water proof, ranging from 50c to $1.
Black and White Blocks and Plaids are in
demand. We have them ln 36-inch goods at
40c; better varieties in 40-inch goods at 60cj
65c and 75c
The many special weaves in Black Dress
Goods that meet the wants ot the most fastidi
ous we have on. sale. All the best grades in
Wool and Bilk and Wool Fabrics to suit the
Leading styles choice fabrics that you will
soon need. Many of these at the low price of
12o axe domestic reproduction of S5c and 40a
foreign goods. s
Housekeepers can refit with great advantage
in Damask Sets Napkins, Towels, Covers and
Table Draperies in Linen Stock. Don't forget
to examine Curtain Stock.
Money in $2 50, $3 00 and Jo 00 Curtains; Brus
sels and Irish Point, So and up.
Plain plaited or Smocked Blouse effects and
Striped Flannel Waists for Ladies and Children.
B1BER & EASTDN,
505 AND 507 MARKET ST.
TTMFERMENTED WINE WARRANTED
U strictly pure grace Juice, ln pints and
quarts for family nse and church purposes.
For sale by the case or slncle bottle bv
JKO. A. REN SHAW S CO.. Family Grocers.
aplS-W3 Liberty and Ninth sta.
celebrated Bedford Snnncsls now tmtnn
only in quart and naif-gallon bottles and seW.
'.in cases of 2 doz. and 4 doz. In any quantity b
HE WILL SUE FOB LIBEL..
Aa AHesed Befitaker WaoRefosesto Adstt
That He Is Sacb.
Bait Fkascisco May 3. Mr. Saiaro
Fessenden, of Sandwioh, Mass, who was
mentioned yesterday as having disappeared
two weeks ago, is in this ty, and is sur
prised at the rumors published concerning
him. Mr. Fessendea arrived her April 28
from Cnicago, having left ston on the
16th inst. to attend te some, mining
and real estate Interests in this
State. Mr. Fessendea, who is tha
Treasure of the Cape Cod Canal Company,
states that his departare and his present
whereabouts were known to the eompany at
the time of the publication, and that rumors
concerning him are false.
He say he has never acted In the eapaeitj
of Treasurer of the Unitarian Church, of
Sandwich, nor has he at any time had in his
possession funds belonging to the Episcopal
Church. His family has been on this coast
since last January. He states it was his la
tention to return to Boston about the last ot
this month, but as ha proposes bringing efc
for libel, he may now xeturn at aa early.
aare- ., iJtik
xat, fliSKUiiK BUlilWlf.
Saperlntendent Hlsb'ee Says the State Cole
leae Gets Its Share of Money.
E. E. Higbee, Superintendent of Pnblk
Instruction, was at the Seventi Avenue lsstt
evening. Mr. Higbee had inspected thef
"Wright's Orphan School at Mereer.aad'
found it in good condition.
Speaking about Senator Eutan's charge
against the State College he said : "I am a
member of the Board of Trustees of the col
lege ex-officio, but I hardly ever go there?
They received an appropriation of $89,069
last year, and each year receive $30,000 fn
terest irom bonded State money and $15,009
from the National Government. The num
ber of students, I believe, is about 80, and
the amount of money paid to the school
does seem large." '
Angostuea Bittebs are the most efS
cacious stimulant to excite the appetite.
ABOVE THE CLOUDS ?$
Carpenler't letter in lo-marroufi Dispatch; in
which he portrays nature and man in the heart
of the Himalaya Mountains.
PENN AVENUE STORES. ..
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Thursday, Friday and
lies ever seen in Pittsburg hundreds of piece -
The greatest show of Printed
French ChaJ. -S
ana styles aars: ana light colors. That m j 'r-
table in the center of the store displays theax. "
Hundreds of yards cutting ols?
Don't miss this Challla sho-wJi -
The new India Bilks, all 'the most fashion
ble shades Empire and Directoire styles
just the goods you want for summer costumes ,
not SI nor SI 25 a yard, but at 65c
Only about 3,000 yards all told, at 65o it won't ;
be a long story.
Black Silk Grenadines SI quality ask foe
them at 75c at Black Silk Department and yoa
can get them; Satin Striped at SI a yard.
Parasols .from J5 to HO. Each day makes
them more Interesting more chance forth
sun to shine out hot. The SI 50 Parasols ars
very stylish. The Detachable Handle Pan
sols the newest idea.
More Dress Goods at unheard-of low prices,
that is, for the kind of Dress Goods we show'
you. French looms make themrall-wool. anoV'
fins at that; SOo some; soma 75c; some JL Thes)
tor this week, a W-piece lot at 25o the nicest
stylo fabric ever sold at this low price.
In Black Dress Goods there Is a wonderful
variety of new weaves. The 50c counter lot
were SI when wa bought them, but. here they
are just 50c
In the Cloak Room we have hundreds ot
Spring Jackets colors; vest front styles in two'
colors of Broadcloth jalso the loose front shape;
the Directoire, with large revers; the ever-pop.
ular snug-fitting Jackets. In Broadcloth and
Diagonals; then the Blazers, in cream, wilt
", if t
and fancy stripes. T"ml
We haven't any S25 for Jackets, but we';hr
them from S3 np to S25 and can suit you Instyki
Children's Suit and Cloak Room on second.
Tuxedo and Lenox Suite, the great specialty
for summer wear.
We're sole agents for Wesfr
Ribbons and Millinery The newest Is always
to bo seen here especially In this springtbaa J
'JQODRNE I EBft
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