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DISPATCH flECOHD PART. I 1 JSJ "- I . PAGES 9 T0'l2f fr PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1889. iA postal telegraph Advocated by the Postmaster General in His Annual Report. WAR WITH THE WESTERN UNIOH Beviewed at Length, and a Knmter of Eeo ommendations Made. SUHDAX AVOEK SHOULD BE DECBEASED 1 "WASHraGTOjr, Kovember 29. Postmas ter General Wanamaker submitted his an nual report to President Harrison to-day. He prefaced it as follows: "The first Postmaster General submitted his first report to President Washington 100 years aeo. Its exact date was December 9. 1789. I mention this as of interest in this centennial age. "I hare the honor to state that to the Post master General ot the United States is com mitted the management of the largest busi ness concern in the world, consisting of a central establishment with almost 60,000 branches, and employing over 150,000 peo ple. Its agents embrace one-half of the civil list. It maintains communication between the near and the remote places of the coun try with frequency, celerity and security. The number and value of its messages are such that the Imagination can scarcely form a conception of them. Tee capital in use in carrying on this vast business was last year $1 to each man, woman and child in the United States. Nevertheless, the postal service is not a money-making enterprise. It is not intended to be. It is a mistake to expect it to be self-sustaining until it is fully perfected." Referring to the dispute concerning the Government telegraph rates, the report says: The "Western Union Telegraph Company declares tne new rates fixed to be a 'confis cation of its property,' and,though continu ing the service, declines to accept the rate as final payment. It proposes to make its claim in the courts, but offers to submit the question of rates for this year to a board of arbitration such as proposed by the Post master General to ascertain rates for the en suing year. Tne act of Congress directs the Postmaster General to fix rates, but gives no authority under which he may appoint a commission to inquire into the costs and Talue of telegraphic service. It will be necessary, thereiore, if the course suggested .. be approved, to authorize the Postmaster General to proceed in the premises." WASAMAKEE DISAPPOINTED. "I confess to a disappointment in that the negotiations with the "Western Union Telegraph Company did not lead to a scheme which I hoped to submit with this report for your approval, whereby the peo ple at large could have the benefit of tele graphic service at popnlar rates. It is stated that merchants, bankers and news papers are now the principal customers of the telegraph companies in this country. The statistics of the telegraphic system of the English Government show that a large proportion of the customers (50 per cent is stated by some persons) are from the family and from social mes sages, and not from business sources. "With a lower telegraphic rate and with stations at the windows of the postoffices, to which ladies are accustomed, an entirely new class ol business would grow up, affording great convenience to manv not now in the habit of using the wires. The telegraph is defined to be 'an instrument for conveying intelli gence beyond the limits of distance at which the voice is audible.' This definition would apply equally to the postoffiee, and is in fact the object for which the postoffiee was '-'established. 'The great propriety and advantage -of -a united service cannot be questioned from a point of convenience and economy to the people. There is no reason whatever why the night messages of the telegraph com panies should not be delivered as postal matter by tne first morning delivery of the carriers. This is proper postoffiee business, and would add to the profits of the depart ment. The vast network of wires covering the country" could easily reach many of the village postoffices and benefit more people than by stopping at the railroad stations, which are often a mile or more dis tant from where the people live. An exper iment could be easily and quickly made to ascertain whether the demand for cheaper telegraphio service exists as is claimed. It could be done without any outlay of monev by the Government, and with no interfer ence with existing telegraph interests, inas much as it would create, as stated, a new class of business. Moreover, many people becoming acquainted with the uses of the telegraph, would wonder how they ever managed to get along without it; and would find themselves using the swifter service as well as the limited, and financially guaran teed messages would continue to be confined to and carried hy the existing corporations. THE PEOPOSED SCHEME. "A contract should be made with tele graphic lines now in operation, or that may hereafter be built, under advertisement and public bid, at the most favorable rate that can be obtained, in the same manner as the Postoffiee Department now eontmp.ts ;, railroad companies for the carrying of letters and postal cards, connecting the wires with free deliveryand;other designated postofEces, and receivine messages to be delivered in each instance at the next carrier delivery after their receipt in the city to which they are sent. Some of the free delivery offices deliver mail ten times a day, some six, and few less than four. "A Washington message to Eew York or Boston, announcing that the sender is leav tJ5f by train and 3s to be met at the station orxany kind of message which will be in season if delivered the dav of starting would fall into one of several regular deliv eries at the office connected by telegraph in the other city. The slower service would answer all purposes for numbers, of. people. 25o additional expense"isquired Tor office or clerk hire. One expert 'telegrapher could be selected when the postal clerks are ap pointed. If there was sufficient telegraphic business wholly to employ one man's time so much the better. A clerk could be assigned for this particular work, and the service would be that much more likely to be, profitable. "With no other responsibility in wis limited telegraph bu reau than that for ordmarr mail; no expen sive system of copying and recording; by using postage stamps lor payments, no cash accounting needed the low expenses would , justify low rates for the people's benefit. If ' each money order office sent but three mes sages per day there would be 27,000 mes sages, which would be a good business. Connecting the money order offices by wire payments of money conld be telegraphed by private code to various points free, or at a trifling cost, and add to the convenience of many people. "I respectfully ask that such legislation be enacted as is necessary to empower the Postmaster General to enter Into a contract with responsible parties for a term not ex ceeding .five years, on conditions favorable to the Government, for the purpose of estab lishing a Limited Post and Telegraph Ser vice. SUKDAY MAILS. "Early in the present administration the subject of Sunday mail service was brought forcibly to the attention of the department through numerous letters and memorials from individuals and associations. On the I 18th of Hay last a circular letter was ad- I dressed to tne postmasters at 100 of the largest ' Imstotnces in tne united btates. Thefol owing is a copy: Sin With the view of ascertaining the rela, tire importance of the receipt and dispatch of , mails at Dostoffices and the deliverv therxfrnm U& to the public on Sunday, as compared with the i imuc va iat ower oays ei tne weejc, ana in border to reduce the work on that day, if it "should be found rjractic&hlA and nrnnnT. 1 tvfu Ithaakyou carefully to collect Information on the following points as applied to Sundays in the coming month of June, and make report thereon in detail to me, to wit: L The amount of postage stamps, postal cards, newspaper wrappers, etc., sold at your office on each Sunday in June. ZlThe cumber of callers at your postoffiee on each Bunday in June. 3. The number of mails dispatched and re ceived on each Sunday in June and the approx imate extent of such malls. 4. The number of letter carrier collections, the approximate extent ot the mail matter col lected, and the hours at which the several col lections were made. 6. The number of employes on duty each Sun day and the hours of service of each. I shall also esteem it a favor if you will sub mit to me, with these replies, any suggestions which may occur to you, after careful thought, as to the means and the mode of reducing Sun day work in postoffices. "The replies to the emeries were received in due time, accompanied in many instances by suggestions, and they were tabulated so that results might be seen more readily. They show that as a rule the sales of post age stamps and stamped paper on Snnday are comparatively insignificant, and that the callers for mail matter on that day com prise but a very small proportion of the patrons of the postoffices. The letter carrier service in cities is confined substantially to the collection of matter so that it may make the earliest dispatch, and to a brief accom modation of the residents of the various routes by the carriers at the postoffices. TO SEDUCE THE TVOKK. "The general tenor of the suggestions as to the means and the mode of reducing Sunday work in the postoffices seems to be that so long as there is maintained a railroad service on that day for the carriage of mails there must be either a corresponding local service for the handling and treatment of the matter so carried or quite a general de lay of such matter, resulting in considerable accumulations for the first business day of the week, and in the consequent derange ment of the business, both of the postoffices and their patrons. "This subject shall continue to receive my thoughtful consideration, and I shall make use of all proper means tending toward the minimizing of postoffiee work upon Sunday, because I believe that the - Government should, as far as possible, make no require ments which will prohibit its employes from the enjoyment of a day of rest, "I have inquired somewhat as to the way in which this question is dealt with in other countries, and nave been much interested in the information gained as to Sunday service in the postal establishment of Great Britain. The postoffices in the London district are closed on Sundays, with the exception of a iew, wnicn are open during certain hours lor the receipt and dispatch of telegrams only. There appears to be a total cessation of postal business in that great city upon Snnday. Such is not the case, however, in the town districts, with the method adopted as to the treatment of the subject in its application to the smaller postoffices. In one respect, at least, the Sunday service at British postoffices is more extensive than in this country, namely, that at all offices which are open on Sunday, the public are allowed, not simply to purchase postage stamps, but also to have letters registered during the time such offices are open, namely, from 9 to 10 in the morn ing, and one other hour at least. .Neither registry nor money order business is trans acted in any postoffiee in the United States on Sunday. THE ENGLISH 'WAT. "The British regulations state that in no provincial town in England or Ireland is there more than ono delivery of letters on Sunday. As a rule, there- are no deliveries in this country on Sunday. It is provided that any person may prevent Sunday de livery of his own mail by addressing to the postmaster a written request for the reten tion of such mail in the postoffiee. ."Applications forthediscontinuanceof the delivery of letters on Sunday in the town districts can only be entertained provided they are supported by thelocal town authori ties, and that satisfactory -evidence is afforded that the inhabitants are unanimous, Or substantially unanimous, in desiring the change; and in rural districts every memor ial for the establishment or discontinuance of a Snnday post must bear the signature of those persons who receive two-thirds of the letters delivered upon the post, other wise the application cannot be entertained." LIFE IS THE 1Z0BES. A Profusion of Donkeys Seems to lie the Most Prominent Feature. HO PERSON EVER WALKS THERE. A Legend Which is the Counterpart Irving's EIp Tan Winkle. of ENORMOUS EXTIHGT TOLClltO GRATER BRITISH IRON, A Drop In Scotch Pic WarrantsBessemer Active but Irregular. LoNDOir. November 23. Scotch Pig Through heavy realization, war rants have dropped to 61s. 6d. The market is now active but irregular and unsettled. No-lColtness 79s. Cd. La. b. Glasgow No. 1 Summerlee 79s. Od. f. o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Gartsherne 7hs. 6d. f. o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Langloan 77s. Cd. f. o. b. Glasgow No.JCarnbroe 06s. Od. to. b. Glasgow No. 1 Shotts 76s. 0a. f. o. b. Glasgow No. 1 Glengamock 77s. Od. at Ardrossan. No. 1 Dalmellington ...67s. Od. at Ardrossan. No.lEgllnton 66s. 6d. atArdrosBan. - Bessemer Pig This market affected by fall in -warrants. Trade active bnt irregular. West Coast brands quoted to-day at 77s. 6a. for Nos. J, 2, 3, f. o. b. shipping point. Middlesbrouch Pig This market has felt the effect of the decline in Scotch warrantsaod re ports of reduced deliveries. The tradeis active, strong and irregular. Good merchant brands quoted to-day at 67s. for No. 3. f. o. b. Spiegeleisen There has been a bnsk demand and prices are strong. English 20 per cent quotea at. ras. uu. i. o. o. at worKS. Steel -Wire Bods Market firm on a fair demand. Mild steel. No. 0, quoted at 7 6s. Od. Steel Ralls Market firm and demand good. Standard sections quoted at JC6 17a. 6d. to. b. shipping point. Steel Blooms The demand is strong and -former prices firm. Bessemer 7x7 quoted 6 10s. f. o. b. shippingpolnt. Steel Billets Firm market and demand good. Bessemer (size 2Kx2) quoted at 6 10s. f. o. b. shipping point. Steel Slabs Business less active but market Ann. Ordinary sizes quoted at 6 2s. 6d. o. b. shipping point. urop Ends Market steady and trade fair Bun of the mill quoted at 3 12s. 6d. o. b. shipping point. Ola Rails The market Is firm but business is less active. Tees quoted at 3 10s.3 12s. 6d. and double heads at 3 12a. 6d.3 15s. o. h! Scrap Iron Business not so brisk but market holding firm. Heavy wrought quoted at 342 3 2s. 6d. o. b. shipping points. Manufactured Iron The market firm on a good demand.'' Stafford ord. marked bars. ( o. b. L'pool) 9 10sPd3 0 OsOd common oars 8 us Od? 8 fisOd black sheet singles 9 10s 0d 915s0d Welsh bars, to.li Wales... 7 12s 6d 7 15s 0d Steamer Freights Glasgow to New York. 2s. 6d. Liverpool to New York. 10s. Od. In GETTISG RID OF HIS CASH A Hazelvrood Grocer Who Persisted Getting Drunk to Eli Sorrow. On Thursday night Officer Truby Shaul found Thomas Eyan, a tramp, and John Stubbe, a Haz'eltfood grocer, preparing to take a sleep in a freight car on the Balti more and Ohio .siding out Second avenue. Stubbe was very drunk and carried 5170 in cash and a silver watch, while his com panion was very sober, and seemed to be exerting a fatherly care over Stubbe. The officer arrested both men, and at the hearing yesterday morning Magistrate Qripp gave Byan 90 days forvagrancy.and fined Stubbe $1 and costs which he paid. Stubbe was turned loose, and walked out of the station house vowing he would never drink another drop, and thanking the officer for saving him from robbery. "Within two hours Mr. Stubbe was again carried into the station, very drunk, and minus $70 ot his money and his watch. Street Railway Information. S. E. ilorss, editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel, wrote a letter to Mayor Pearson some days ago asking for information in re lation to the laws ot the city governing street railways. Clerk Hunneshagen turned the matter over to Message Clerk "White, who collected copies of nil the ordinances bearing on the subject passed in the lastfeVyears, and inum to at, jn.uiis yeeruaya rCORHISrONDE3CE OF THE PISPATCB.: St. Michael, Azobes, November 5. "Boa viageml boa viageml" (Good voyage! good voyagel) not only came from the lips of Manuel's wife and daughter, as we mounted our donkeys for our trip to the interior, but the -same blessing came from a score or more of the populace who had gath ered about the door of my venerable host's house to -witness what were to this humble neighborhood most unusual proceedings. Manuel had got three donkeys and a lad, Mateito, Mateito is diminutive for Matthew, and this donkey-driving lad himself was di minutive of anything. But what he lacked in size he furnished in expedients and mis chief, and while apparently dutifully en gaged in all good offices of expedition, was in reality vigorously Applying sundry secret intimations well known to his animals, re sultant in such -whirlings and swirlings, pi rouettings and cavortings with endwise and sidewise rushings, that both myself and my -aged guide were vigorously taxed to re tain either our dignity or our sittings. Our own, or Mateito's popularity was so increased thereby that the little street echoed and re-echoed with cheers; and we at last sallied forth at great speed, the entire con conrse massing at our sides, and continuing meir pieasea attentions oy stm more sten 'torian vivas and sundry resounding whacks upon our donkeys' flanks and ribs; all greatly to the edification of grinning folk at doors and windows, until we finally fairly outran them all and came to a halt for in spection and repairs at the hill tops above the quaint old city. -Lhis little occurrence brought about an instructive disquisition from Manuel on the subject of donkeys in the Azores. Thou sands can be found in the larger cities doing all manner of labor andservice, while in the country no peasant is so poor as not to pos sess one. In front of the Matriz Church in Fonta Delgada, hundreds may be seen at any hour of the day, most of them con fronted by a barefooted driver with an iron pointed goad as large as a hoe handle, and caparisoned with a rope around its shaggy neck, in lieu of halter or bridle, and a huge wooden saddle with upturned wooden yokes at the front and back. ALMOST A VEHICLE. You do not sit astride the little beasts. You ride them, something as you do the wild and vaulting Irish jaunting car, sitting sidewise, with your legs dangling over the donkey's right side, and, in moments of peril, with your two hands violently clutching the horns of the front yoke. You will make a sad business of it if you undertake a rigid and stately posture; but observing the native Azorean doubled upon his donkey into the form of a printer's reversed mark of interrogation, and faith fully copying his riding, which is chiefly upon the backs of the knee-joints, you may always do almost as well as to walk. from padre to peasant everyone owns a donkey, and they are brought into requisi tion lor -the most trifling journeys. The padre will not walk, a -rood if his own .or any other person's donkey be within call. The goatherd on the mountains has him lor an inseparable companion, and it the feed ing ground is shifted but a half mile all the preparations for a long journey are made and the goatherd rides in state to his new station among the. rocks. So if a peasant laborer is engaged for a day's service on an adjoining farm, if he has occasion to go from one field to another, or if women in the country wish a bit of gossip at the next cabin, or cross-roads, each sets out with boundless preparation, arrives as if from a ten days' pilgrimage, and giving the donkey a kick or a whack as admonition tn self-support, never recalls so trifling a subject-matter as the beast until it is wanted for the return trip. . Then all any Azorean has to do to get his donkey is to say that he wishes it. A horde of lads, whooping and howling, hunt him, capture him, and rush him to his owner in a perfect hurricane of lava-dust, goads and florid Portuguese oaths,, when his duties' are demurely and faithfully resumed. The other extraordinary uses to which the Azorean donkey is put were illustrated fully in our few hours' journey between Ponta Delgada to Sette Cidades or the an cient crater called the "Seven Cities." DONKEYS EVERYWHERE. The ro'ads seem filled with them. Here is a procession ridden by peasant women, eanh cloaked and cowled in the monstrous capote e capello, on their way to Ponta Delgada with all manner of country produce sway ing from the wooden saddle yokes. A lone donkey laden with water casks plods along without companion or driver, sent lroni somewhere to somewhere over his oft-traveled way, and with a pitiful loos: of worried responsibility in his gray old face. Here come a bevy completely hidden by piles of corn leaves piler' so high that it seems the stacks are waltzing into the citvon invisible legs. Bells jangle in a muffled way beneath the fodder, and barefooted country lads prod the bobbing mysteries viciously. Again a score come tripping and mincing along a slender path beneath a huge wall, laden with wheat and corn in casks and panniers. Two are met sustaining a strong beam across their backs, and to this beam a trunk of a tree, being conveyed to the city for pier timber in this outlandish wav, is swung, and, being nearly balanced, one'end bangs the donkey's head and shoulders while the other lightly bounds along the way a source of peril to all passers upon the road. But the oddest burden of all was met just as having wended our way past fountains where donkeys, peasants' and water-carriers were all loitering to bray, babble and gossip, over hills, down dart and ferny valleys, and through a half dozen straggling villages we had reached the higher uplands leading to the precipitous edges of the Seven Cities. This was a patient being transported to "da Misericordia," the splendid hospital of Ponta Delgada, for some surgical operation to be performed. The sufferer was a woman who had fallen over some cliff in the mountain beyond. Two timbers were fastened lengthwise along the donkeys' backs. From, the ends of these, timbers ex tended across from hack to back, securely fastened with thongs, and from the latter, ropes depended and sustained a rude ham mock of pine staves, such as are used in boxing oranges, covered with the stout linen woven by the peasantry. The sufferer was thus being very comfortably borne from her mountain Ipme, accompanied by a large delegation of .relatives and neighbors, all prompted by their sympathetic natures to continually give expression to grievous moanings and lamentations. KOVEMBEB WEATHER. our road, nownearly an unfrequented briddle path, came to an apparently abrupt termina tion. Quietly dismounting, old Manuel bade me follow, and in a moment more it seemed that halt the space beneath the hori zon had disappeared. "Seel" said Manuel with a lofty gesture, "there lie the Seven Cities before youl" No real seven cities were to be seen. But w stood upon the brink, of undoubtedly the vastest extinct volcano crater in the world. We were nearly 3,000 feet above its lowest levels. It was over nine miles in circum Ter ence. At a score of places near us on the north and east sides, one could step from a bunch of upland heather and fall sneer 2,800 feet. Though now but little after midday its lower swails were purply and dark. Hawks circled about its jutting teeth-like edges in search of prey. A thousand feet below, gulls like flakes of snow, fluttered, poised and uttered their gurgling, whistling cries. Two lakes like bits of polished glass, reflect in midday the stars. These are Lagoa Azul and Iiagoa Grande. The first is a light blue in color, and the second, though connected with the former by a living stream, is a deep green. A PECULIAE DOTTEBEHCE. No one has ever taken the trouble to ac count for this startling difference in color, nor to settle the question how the as remark able name of Sette Cidades, Br "Seven Cities," where there never was a' city, came to be given the lone and eerie spot. On one side ot the valley crater are seven ghostly hollows or tarns, whose centers show the gleam of shadowed pools. Sette conravi dades means "seven hollows;'' and, in any event, if you come to the Azores and jour ney to this wondrous and grewsome crater, you will come in fact not to "Seven Cities," nor to any other number, but to the great valley of the "'Seven Hollows." Away down, down there in the dark and purple of the western edge of the basin are a tew tiny specks of white. This, Manuel tells me, is the village of Sette Cidades. The only signs of life in the splendid but lonely spot are 'there. So round and round we went, here crowding the lava walls lest we topple oyer; there clinging to the furniture of our donkeys for precipitous uHiKuu fiiiiauiuics, ugaju oareiy escaping plunges over deep abysses, often passing wholly underneath mistlike waterfalls from the heights above; and, at last, coming to circling gentle descents where we gladly re mounted our donkeys,which scampered into the little village as "if conscious of possible hospitalities for the coming night. But both thev and mvself were disap pointed. The one ramshackle, estalugem or inn was beneath old Manuel's notice. But a little beyond we would find friends and true Azorean hospitality, he said. I wanted to loiter in the place, such a quaint little Caatskill village it was. But my guide was unrelenting, and our donkeys were merci lessly larrupped and goaded into a lively pace. . , A SrMTTiA-R LEGEND. As best I might I told Manuel how like Irving's simple vilage it was, and of poor old Hip's adventures in the Catskills. His eyes instantly kindled. In Portugal, he saia, ana nere in tnis very spot, the legend had its prototype. Surely our great Ameri can escriptor or literator out have carried his masterpiece over in his baggage from Portugal, whence it had come from his own beloved island of St. Michael. And as we ascended the mountain side, pausing at times to emphasize his tale with gestures toward the receding village below and the darkening and forbidding heights above, old Manuel unfolded the centuries-old legend of the Azorean Eip Van "Winkle. Dobrado Madraco, who had no Qther name, for his peasant neighbors had from his boyhood called him "two-fold vagrant," with his wife Gritadora, or "brawling wo man," had for many years kept the little bodega or inn which we had passed in the sleepy village of Seven Cities below. More i htuiv BuctuwjuK,hup mu wui &ept mem. xro Jirado loved quIet"Tiudpeeliis4iestasTff' tne sun upon tne Jong wooden benches in front of their inn, which seldom boasted a guest, the children of the village bleachers and the mountain goatherds, and, above all, a full flagon of the sweet wine of Payal. Gritadora loved only the sonnd of her own remorseless tongue. It ran like the upland wind mills by day, but worse than all like a mountain torrent by night. So shrill and devilish became her termagant uproar as the years passed on that Dobrado was worn to a skeleton for lack of sleep, and one by one the peasants left the village to get be yond the piercing sounds of the vixen's aw ful tongue. One dreary nitrht when th At lantic was pounding the cliffs until the island trembled, Gritadora's fierce spirit outran even her tongue. Seizing a pike she belabored poor Dobrado out into the night, shrieking her denunciations above the storm, and following him like the tempest itself half way up the mountain, never ceas ing her outcries and punishment until her fugitive husband had fallen in a swoon of pain and fright, and thus escaped her in the darkness; whereupon the vixen returned in peace and quiet to the village. THAT BOODLE OUTFIT Judge White Makes the Punishment Fit the Crime in Sentences. THE! STILL PfiOTEST INSOCENCE. Hon. Walter Lyon Enters Suit Against the Jeannette Infractors.. THE TEXT OP THE COMPLAINT IN FDLL. Judge "White sentenced the Aldermen and the Bander gang yesterday. He refused new trials, saying that the evidence showed Bander, Doyle, Bender, Dougherty, Kagle and Stoner to be engaged in a conspiracy, and that the evidence justified the convic tion of the Aldermen found guilty! In im posing sentence Judge "White said he con' sidered Bauder and Doyle as the prime movers; to both of them he gave a sentence of three years to the workhouse. To Dough erty he gave two years, to Nagle one year, and to Bender six months, all to the work house. Bender's sentence was made light because he did not attempt concealment, but told the truth. , When the Aldermen were called up for sentence Judge White said he regarded Cal len's case as the worst and so did the jury. Call en's attorney pnt In a plea on the gronnd of the prisoner's family, bts record as a soldier and as a citizen, sayina the case was not as bad as the prosecution had made ont. Judge White said he had a sad duty to perform. He sen tenced Callen three years to the workhonse:he regarded Doughty as almost as bad as Callen, but as the jury had recommended mercy he made his sentence one year to the workhouse: JUaneese, be thought, had followed the exam ple of older Aldermen, but was not a bad man, and as he too had been recommended to mercy his sentence would be six months to the work house. The counsel for the Aldermen says an appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. Justice Clark oi me supreme Court, .will be In the city next week, and a motion for a special allocator will be made before him in the cases of all those sentenced. If the motion is granted it will allow the release of all of those sentenced, on bail, until the case is argued and decided before the Supreme Court Justice Clark will probably be here on Monday, and the motion will ba made at once. NEW TEIALS EEF0SED. The Court commenced the proceedings by ref nsing the prisoners' counsel's motion for a new trial In the following opinion. From the evidence there can be no doubt that J. D. Dander and the men employed by him In his business, to wit, J. Doyle, L. J. Bender, J. A. Douitherty. W. Nagleand F. B. Stoner. were en gaged In a conspiracy to extort money by means of criminal persecutions. They were all found gollty at No. 732 of this term. The question on this trial was whether the three Aldermen, Maneese, Callen and Doughty, were engaged In tbe conspiracy. I thlnK the evidence instilled a verdict agalni all of them. Overralinr the Dlea of antxefolb In the conTf c tlon of Bander, .Doyle and Dongbertv, was not The Indictment charged a conspiracy with them, if they had not been defendants In thla trial all evidence proving the original conspiracy and con necting any or ine otner acrenaanu witn it have been admissible. rue indictment charges would conspiracy of Ma- neese, Callen, Doughty, Bander, Doyle, Doqgb- ertr, juciau, --(ogeiaer witn aivers outer wicki and evil-disposed persons." And In tne bill particulars lurnlsbed by the Commonwealth, at SAVED FEOH A SCOLD. Dobrado at last arose and, devoutly thanking the Virgin both for his life and the peace of the tempest, resolved to pene trate the vast forests at the brow of the mountains, from which he had often seen tbe smoke lazily curling as ha halt dozed before his inn door. Hours of the night passed as he clambered the mountain; but the falling trees and all hidden dangers were as nothing to the terrors from which he had at last escaped; and on suddenly emerging from a deep gorge' along which he had for some time traveled over a. frennented road, he came upon ah assembly of appar ently black people making merry about numberless fires. He begged their hospitality, and, in God's name, their succor from an awful woman's awful tonguat He was welcomed royally, given food and 'drink, and finally, overcome byjexcess of fatigue and happytemotions, given a couch of fir boughs; and, as all his life he had never known peaceful slumber on account of the vicious clatter of Grita dora's voice, fell into such deep sleep that from that time to this he has never awak ened "whence." continued Manuel, "onr island proverb, applied to a scolding wife, that 'he should have a conch with the car boneiros.' " Scarcely had he finished this tale when we emerged from the same defile into a large camp of mountain carboneiros, or charcoal burners, at the precise spot where Dobrado had been succored from the shrew Gritadora. These proved to be old friends of Manuel, who, with swarthy faces and proluse greet ings, promised us both good cheer and merry, and, with loud laughter and jests, whether or not deserving, "Dobrado couches" for the night. Edoae L. Wakesiaij-. reaues', of defendants, it la exnresslv stated that tbe defendant conspired wltb L. J. Bender. V. Kagle and P. B. stoner. In conjunction with those named In the Indictment. Al.o tbe caseoflfeter Bntterhoff was stated as one of tbe cases embraced In tbe conspiracy. Thus Alderman Doughty had specific notice that Bender was charged as one of the conspirators. THE EVIDENCE WAS STEONO. The evidence was amply sufficient to Justify the Jury In finding that Alderman Doughty actually knew of the illegal business and practices of the Bauder agency, and that Bender was oneofthe Sarty. It was sufficient also to Justify-them In ndlng that Alderman Doughty was tbe chief In strument lrfllleffaUv settling the Butterhoff case. . I received from BotteihoSSS for that pureoseand. f retained SS5 for hltnselr. Be was tnni1 directly I connected with the original consplratorrthrougb. Bender, and was corruptly concerned in settling one oi ueir cases, in pursuance oi me con spiracy. in the case of Alderman Callen the evidence was so clearand strong there la no room for doubt. The same is true in the case of Alderman Maneese. But In this case there are two mitigating circum stances. Be received nothing except lu tbe way of costs, and was candid enough to admit all the facts. BATOEB ATTACKS CASSIDT. In sentencing the prisoners Judge White, ac cording to the usual practice, asked if any of them bad anything to say. Bauder replied: "Just this, your Honor," be said, advancing a few steps. "With regard to informations en tered by me before Alderman Cassidy, I wish to say that those Informations were entered at the request of Alderman Cassidy, who ad vanced me $10 for the work. He wished to have them entered for the reason that theDe- fiartmeht of Public Safety was prosecuting riends of bis, and he proposed to retaliate by prosecuting friends of the department; He told me this in the presence- of Nagle. I never knew but that the cases had been returned to court." This statement, of course,produced a sensa tion, judge White and District Attorney Porter consulted for several minutes, and then totrether whispered several minutes more with Mr, Burleigh. Assistant Superin tendent O'Mara was the, only representative of the Department of Public Safety who ha pened to he in tbe conrt room. He Was ad vised to lie down, but retained his composure. stand a fine. For that reason be wished to withdraw the suit, which he did and paid" an costs. When this suit was entered the Allegheny Grocers' Asooclation took tbe matter up and resolved to prosecute the sellers of bogus but ter. They allege that thonsauds of pounds ot oleomargarine are sold in Allegheny every week In direct violation of the law. and are de- termined to stop it. They intend to hire A de tective whose business- It shall be to ferret them out. when the association will Drlnz suit against them. THE JEANNETTE S0ITS. Hob. Walter Lyon Enters Salt Aafcst McKee, Chambers, Campbell and SHcke Answers to be Filed In Two WerkaV Yesterday afternoon United States District Attorney Lyon entered suit to recover the penalty ofx?I,000 for violation of the foreign contract labor law In the Jeannette glass workers' case. Tbe suit is intended as a test, and Charles Ford was picked out as the glass worker on whom to base tbe proceedings. The defendants in the suit are the Chambers & Mc Kee Glass Company, James A. Chambers, H. Sellers McKce, James Campbell and William Slicker. Tbe bill filed is as lollows: H. D. Gamble, Esq., Clerk or Courts: Issne summons in assumpsit in above entitled case. Returnable next return dav. Walter Iiton, United States Attorney. Uu rrxD Statis 6t Amiejca. . A ESTEUX DI8TBIOT OF FijrSU, j00 The United States, by Walter Lyon, United states Attorney lor the western District of Penn sylvania, complains of the Chambers ts MeKee Glass Company, a corporation of the Stite of Pennsylvania, James A. Chambers. H. Sellers McKee. James Campbell and -William Slicker, de lendants in tbe case, for that whereas: The Chambers & McKee Glass Company.aTanies A. Chambers. II. Sellers McKee. James Campoell and millam Slicker, thedefendantsabove-named, have forfeited-and become liable to the United States in tbe sum of tl.oco. for the violation or an Act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An act to prohibit the Importation and Immi gration of foreigners and aliens Under contract or agreement to perform labor In the United States. Its Territories and the District of Columbia, " ap proved the 2Sthday-of February, 1SSS, which Act of Congress Is fully set forth In the United States Statutes at Large, vol. 23, page 332. And tbe said plaintiff avers and complains- that the saw Chambers 3c McKee Glass Company, James A. Chambers. H. Sellers McKee, James Campbell and William Slicker, defendants above named, to-wlt, on or about the ISth day or March, 18SP, did violate the first section of said act of Congress, by knowingly assisting, encouraging and soliciting the migration and Importation of Charles Ford, an alien and foreigner, and native of England, and, at said time, a resident of Sun derland. England, and snbject of tbe Queen of Great Britain ai.d Ireland, into the United States, towlt: Into the town of Jeannette, In the county ui ivcauuurcianu. stale oi rennsyivania, ana within the Western district thereof, to perform the labor and service of window glass blower and worker In the factory of Chambers, McKee A Co.. at said place, nnder a certain contract and agree ment expressed and Implied with said Charles Ford, previous to his becoming a resident of the UnltedStates: Which said contract and agreement was entered Into by and between said Chambers & MeKee Glass Company and Charles Ford, aforesaid alien, through his agents In tbat bebair, James A. Cham bers, H. Sellers McKee. James Campbell and William bllcker and Local Assembly No. 300. Knights of Labor (located at Pittsburg. Pa.), and Local Assembly No. 33M (located at Sunderland. England), both of which assembles are members of an International labor organization known as the Universal Federation of Window Glass W orkers; and which agreement was as follows, to Tbat In consideration of said Charles Ford, alien and foreigner as aforesaid, at once immigrating to the United States, said Chambers & McKee Glass Company would give bun steady employ ment as glass blower and worker at Its glass fac tory at the aforesaid Jeannette, Pa., and would pay him tbe wages ordinarily paid for like services to members or Local Assembly No. X Knights or Labor, aforesaid, a branch of the Universal Federation of Glass Workers; and said Charles Ford, In consideration of said offer, agreed to Im migrate to tbe United States and enter Into the employment or said Chambers A MeKee Glass Company as glass blower and worker In 1U factory at Jeannette. state of Pennsylvania, aforesaid; and In pursuance of said Contract and agreement s.u vAiAnca jouru, wun mo assistance ana unaer tbe encouragement and solicitation of tbe said A. FOE WORKING GIEftS.v A Beneficial Society to be Organized by Southside Ladies. THE BB5EFITS Oj? ITP0I5TED OUT.3- Good literature and lessons In Coiklnyi"" Etc., a Part of the Plan. "v AMASS MBETIK3 WILL BE HELD BOOS Chambers & McKee Glass Company. James Chambers. U. Sellers MeKee. Jinn n...i..ii and William Slicker, their agents In that behalf as aforesaid, on theKth of March, ISW, abandoned his employment, family and home atsunderland. Kngland, and embarked on the steam vessel Iowa ton, Mass., on tbe J2tb day of Anrll: A 1 i&ra. frpmvfhlch point, under tne encouragement ind with the i assistance, or MId defendants and their '5SSSvi.l.wf .co?jeyed to Jeannette aforesaid, H'J?lir.&1, tt employment or said Cham-J!SMi-.f!l iUM Company tn Its glass works at said place under said contract. -r .J,..hiiSJ5.)rJ9i,on oftne Prerales-,JeteBd-'Ati.Bf-.fcIa-!t?9Ml'rtlnhteotthe-UtteU'Iw-C,,j no part of wblch has ever bee hH, - And wherefore plaintiff brings salt. VfJLVttS. T03T, United States Attorney. Clerk Gamble, of the Circuit Court, wlir no tify the defendants who have, according to law, two weeks in which to tile answers to the bill. AN M. E. CHDRCH LITIGATION. .A BAD BELL BOI. Even in this November -weather, flowers and bloom are in every hedge and copse, and lavishly clambering upon every cottage and wall. A subtle odor of mingled heather, pine and orange fills the air; and, mingled with the distant chiming of village church bells, the nearer tinkling of countless bells among the herds, and the notes of shepherds pipes lafand near in the mountains about us, are heard from hidden groups of peasants snatches' ot their high-Keyed island songs, mocked and mimicked in the notes of in numerable fsland birds. JVe had proceeded pleasantly for a little time ib eiiBaDiBjjtne neatnexy uplands, whet) He Would Havo Lcvnnted to New York, Bnt tbe Police Got on Deck. A young man of 18 years, rather natty in his appearance, who calls himself George Bowden, who has been for nine days a bell boy at the St. Charles Hotel, was arrested at the Union Depot yesterday afternoon by Detectives McTighean4 Bender, on acharge of stealing $37 0 from his hotel room-mate, Michael Dolan. Bowden had bought a ticket for New York and was on the point of taking a train. The money ior the ticket was refunded to the police, and, added to that found-in Bow den's pocket, made $36 05. Bowden says that he came here from Chicago. He Wanta 835,680 Damages. P.IAzarevitz yesterday entered suit against 'A. Mozersky ior $25,0)0 damages for slander." Lazarevltz deals In steamship tickets, remits drafts to Europe, etc, having an otHce at No. 258 Fifth avenue, doing a business, he claims, of 123,000 per year. He states that Mozersky told people be was a bankrupt, was dishonest, sic, ana was sdoui iu aee iu Europe witn M.UUu orsAoeOofotherpeople'sraoney. These stories, beallerea. almost .cawed a run on 'him; and . ! : ..,.. . . -. . -- ' lerioujij aaiBagea ms Baaiaw. Helra to tho Donors of a Chnrch Lot Claim a Bale Works Reversion. Attorney George D. Riddle yesterday filed exceptions to the petition of the fellers Chapel M. B. Church, of Braddock, for the confirma tion of the sale of real estate. A number of years ago Win. Redman and Matt. a.Henning deeded a lot 80x150 feet, then In Braddock township, but now In the borough, to trustees. Tbo conditions were that they were to erect a building to be used by members of the M. E. Church of the United States for church purposes. These conditions were car ried out, and the congregation occupying the property became tbe Sellers Chapel of the M. E. Church. Six months ago the congregation desired to build a new chnrch,and bought another lot for tbe purpose. The new building was commenced and is now ready to be roofed, and will cost $20,000. They put in a petition to court for leave to sell their old lot, which Is now worth about 820,000, and, obtaining it, offered tbe property for sale. Attorney Riddle, as attorney for Mrs. Redman and others, heirs of the origi nal owners ot tbe property, notified all bidders at the sale that they would purchase the prop erty at their peril; tbat the sale would be a violation ot the trust, and would, therefore, re vert to the heirs of the original owners. The sale was made notwithstanding, and ap- filication made to court for a confirmation of t, so that a deed could be made. Fending this confirmation, Mr. Riddle filed tbe exceptions of the heirs of the original owners. As reasons be asserts that the Sellers M. E. Church has no title to the property other than .is common to all members ot tbe M. E. Church of North America, and because tbe church, with or without authority from the conrt, has no right to sell tbe property or divert it from the uses fixed by the donors; and tbat the sale as pro posed would be a -violation of tbe trust and would work a reversion to the heirs of tbe donors. EEFUKDIXG C0DNTI BONDS. Over Half a Million ol Bonds to be Subject to tbe Flan. A meeting ot the County Controller and County Commissioners, was, held yesterday. It was decided to refund outstandings percent riot bonds, and after cancelling a large (propor tion ot the issne ot 31,161,600, to merge tbe balance which are not to be cancelled into Z per cent five-twenty bonds. The amount of tbe bonds to be refunded, thongh it has not yet been decided upon, will probably be one-hair of the issne or one-half a million dollars worth. The option on the bonds now ont does not begin until January, 1890, OLEOMARGARINE SUITS. The Case Against W. A. Warner Withdrawn for Reason. There was to have been a bearing, before Deputy Mayor McKelvey yesterday in the case Ot Edward Byrne- against W- A. Warner, a grocer of Monterey street, for salllBg oleo margarine. Attbettmesetfortfceheoriaetbe prosecutor-appeared 'sd kid Dm Drty Mayor that Vhm wm Tm aaar. sitWiifc Urge tmUf; a tkt M. jMttfstofttt SHE WDH'TBE BLUFFED. flfrs. Kramer Demand Her Dower Rich In Her Husband's Property. Mrs.M. L. E. E Kramer yesterday filed a bill In equity against her husband, Henry W. Kra mer. She states that they were married la 1880 and in 1881 he ceased to treat her as bis wife. He owned property on Fowler, Liberty and Ohio streets, Allegheny, valued altogether at S3&000. Shortly after neglecting her ha fraudulently attempted, to induce hertojoin In deeds transferring 'his property so as to defeat ber right of dower m the property. She refused, and he gave judgment notes covering his property to John Maier hofer, H. A Renzlehausen and 8.M. Beeter. He also gave a mortgage for $7,000 to theOer mania Savings Bank, which was assigned to maguoiena Aieyernoier. An execution was issued on it, and the Sheriff is about to sell tbe property. She claims that he finally deserted her on October 15, 1889. She asks for an injunction to restrain the Sheriff from selling tbe property, and a decree setting aside the judgments as fraudulent, or if the property nhouldbe sold, to be subject to her dower rights. D1T0ECE EEEUSED. Thomas Hcatfacote's Charge of Besertles Woaldn't Ge. Judge Slagle yesterday refused to grant Thomas Heatbcote a divorce from Jane Heath cote. The divorce was asked for on the grounds of desertion. The couple, it is stated, were married In O'Hara township in 1888. They re moved to Allegheny, living at No. 62 Buena Vista street. In 1S86. In 1887 Heatbcote went back to O'Hara township, leaving her behind. He afterward sued tor a divorce; chargiag' ber with desertion. Judge Slagle, in his opinion, said tbat tbe evidence1 indicated a separation by mutual acreement, rather than a willful desertion. He also said that a marriage had not been clearly Sroven. Mrs. Heatbcote had lived with Ceathcote as his housekeeper until 1863, when they agreed to become man and wife. His Honor did not see why the courts should be asked to annul such a contract. In conclusion, the divorce was ref usecj. Charter Amended. An amendment to the charter of the Stand ard Oil Company was filed in tbe Beeerdjsr's office yesterday. The amendment was adopted by a resolution of the stockholders on October 28, 18S0, It strikes out tbe clause ia the charter- giving the objects for which the corporation is established, and substitutes the fallowing: "The purposes for which this corporatios la es tablished Is the manufacturing of Illuminating and lubricating oils, and all other products ot petroleum, and packages for holding the same, and the business necessarily Incident thereto.' , t Conrt Gom4b. Ik the suit of Wellington Trembo, by S. R. McQualde, committee, against the heirs of Gil bert Trombo, an action on a mortgage, a ver dict was given yesterday -for tbe ptefntiST la the penal sum ot 2,000. 8AMUKI.ABEBNATHT, of Ferry street, who xnut ! rtrerl hv Insnector McAlesn witn salt. lng liquor without a license, yesterday pleaded guilty. He was fined 11,080 ad09et,wioh be paid and was released. a charter was filed in the Ttooordor'a ofiBce yesterday for the Wes! Pean Fertiltaer Company. The capital stock la $59,000. divided Into LC00 shares at J5Q per share. The directors are U C. Hauguey, William A. Hughes and J. C. Gray. KaktMcCbea yesterday sued.' the seboe! district of Pine township for UTS er salary for five, months as a teacher ia Chapel HiH (N6. 3) school. She was engaged in 8eeteasber.3esl and discharged in November, wltboat cause, she alleged, and having contracted for a seven months' term, sued for ber salary ior tbe bal ance of the time. J. E. Cass, administrator of NaBoy Celllns,' yesterday received a verdict for ," W In hie suit .against' Robert A. Beietv The ease was to recover the assovotec ekteab givwaby jnrs. iKHiins to dm, wav w Betas das eoltHI the ssotur to Ms teg they wereasjiftte bias, watts IsMsH T WBsj 9 Jar Jfris. Castas, A number of Southside ladies haves, Us scheme now under consideration for form ing an organization ot all working girls. By request the names of the ladies are not given, as they do not want publicity until their plans are more definitely decided on. . One of the nnmber, who is a noble -worker among all classes, said she was first led to become interested in the factory girls by seeing them pass her door each day. Sho went among them and visited the homes of some, and, associated with other ladies, saw the good that conld be accomplished. Definite plans will not be formulated until next week, when a meeting will be held and an effort made to interest the1 girls. It is the-purpose to have an organization of all working girls in any occupation. Booms will be rented and the government will, in some respects, re semble that oi the Young Hens' Christian Association. The lady said that they did , not want to call it the Young Xadies Christian Association. The name might be objectionable to some, as the girls are of all creeds. The idea is to have the girls con sider that it is not a charitable or philan thropic move by several ladies, bnt one that will benefit them jut t to the extent that they take an interest in the organization. THE BENEFITS TO -HEHBEBS. It is proposed as a part of the plan to ob tain work for members of the association, who by any cause are left without a posi tion. It will be beneficial is its effects is every way. If rooms are engaged on the plan of the Y. M. a A., the girls amid have an opportunity to listen to good lect ures, would have good literature placed be fore them. Classes in needle work, cooklnp- and all studies could be started. Tbe lsdy interviewed said that the ultimate aim was to extend the association to include all the "working girls in the two cities. She was very loth to have anytning published just yet, until visits had been paid the girls and the matter explained to them in the way intended. Factory girls are bo worse, and are in many respects better than, other girls; however, many of them have not had good home influences, and could be benefited in many ways by mutual organization. The benefits of such an or ganization will not be' monopolized by working girls alone; any girl may become a member who meets the requirements. VTHAT EMPIvOTERS THINK OF IX. Mr. C. Evans, Superintendent ior Oliver Bros., who hire more girls than any other firm in the two cities, said that if any move ment was on foot that appeared, on its sur face to be a charitable enort to ameliorate the condition of the working girls, he -vras-aJxaid it would not work. He said that becaawt they work ia a mill or factory Vbey are no -worse than other girls, and ii many cases are better. The obedience aqd'atteotion to work required are gooA lessons, to them. They can look after themselves and would reseat any move of tfnjs kind- Continuinrthe p: "The way to benefit them would be to look to their homes aael home influences a4d help them there. 1 so often about the condi- rl JtMttl. bdUeva I.wilL. .- gat aiterriwJPrite: ot anrf ha,each!v" hreporter that cofae a copy of it, -We aire aooftt m (iris anereeea t ana nave aired as high as 490. Tley earn from H SSto 8, per week. 'Many of onr girls do aot live'oa" this side of the riVerat all. They live ia Allegheny, IiawrenceWlle and all over tbe two cities. A good Bwp3f"theia are Ger Baans." " " Thomas 7. Steyeaeoa, ioreasan at Eip iey&Co.'s was seen by a DISPATCH re porter ia regard to the move. HevoVths the natives of the ladies were ceruinly ' very commendable ia thus endeavoring to do some good asaou the girls; however, he doubted if it -weald succeed, as the work was harder than tbe ladies suppose. He said that a person, of sympathetic tempera ment on first going among these unfortu nates is always aroused to talk: of philaa throphy, but with time; as they grow better acquainted, their sympathy -wanes and ges erally results in little bnt talk. However, a move of the kind proposed has never been tried and if earned out would certainly rev ' suit in ranch goed. VfUJU XBSEST CKABIXT. He hardly thought it would work in ib ley & Co. 's worts, as they did not hire any; but girls -who were known to be of gooi moral character. JTo matter whether they are efficient ia their -work: or not, they are discharged if the least thing "crooked" ie learned regarding them. Hot only does this" apply to factory hoars, but the firm ia per fectly cognizant ot the home life of the girls. The girls -wiU resent any move that will look like classing them as nnfortaastes. to be watched. They,. like thousands of others really in seed of physical and moral help, shriak frees any thing that savors of philanthropy like tbat sasv times resorted to. This con sists ia the ladies surrounding the subjects to be treated Sad sympathizing "withtnem until they feel dissatisfied with thesMelvee and everyone else. They feel belittled and their latent pride revolts at the treatment. The only way to accomplish any results is to make the girls feel by a gradual edaca tlon, by actions rather words, smiles, rather thai long faces that they are not doing what they shoald by themselves. There are about 40 girls employed at Hip ley & Co.'s.' Their ages range from 16 te 30 years, with the majority of the former age. They are employed as sorters, polish ers, washers, assistant peckers and other duties connected with the. preparation of glassware for shipment after it leaves sVhe annealing oven aed the eagraver's hands. Their work is all light and does sot; as a general thing, require more than faithful ness to their daties on the part of the girls.' Mr. Stevenson 'said that few of the girls la glass noases eaa read or write, or have any other" ! edaeation than that picked ap by hearing conversation The majority have been com- ' nelled to assist ia earning a Iieiihooe! for ". themselves sad other members of the family" whea very yoaag. "What ant indaeed thea to eater the work7" was asked. "You will find that with few" exeeptioas they are orphans, have drunkards for father, or from other troubles 'are lee! to seek what they eaa do. They are thus de prived of early edacatioa, heme iaSaeneea or any of the coai&rtfl feaad ia a true home' " A -Celebrated Case. The trial of A D. Miller 4 Sobs for maintain ing a aBieaaee iBoperatisg their on refinery ia Allegheny, was resumed ia Jndge Magee's conrt yesterday. A number ot witnesses testi fied after the meaner of those prevkinsly ea affllaed, oorroborating them in toete testimony as te the naaseons odors emitted from the works. ProC Phillips was oe of the witnesses, aad asses ether testtooaysjW that gasoline was noa-ejtplosive. S.8.D. Thosnneea was oa tbe stead whea court adjourned. There are yet sew M witnesses to be heard fee the prose. eatsoa. "s TlM.9rr.KeUT Case tH as Mel. Ia see Or r-Kelly ease yesterday a aaaser of wfeasasMwere please, asea tsteseaaa. ; sjrewME teas tasswar to Mtej ssBBBBsaWsasst fm eUsBsBsBat I . wm3km. .sisaata. J4 fe-'rf ?"..2S i .. -t a1? - SB .T?