Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 11, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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& ItSeems Probable That the
Doctor Had Verv Good Rea-
sons for Vanishing,
fMade by a Toung Man Who Was
Arrested on Another Charge.
Ithe tbuke misteei now explained.
A Bodr Wu Placed In the lake, bat It
Warn That of a Womnn-A Wlerd 311 d
night Ride Tho Police Hare Discov
ered Evidence Confirming the Slorr
Doctor Cronln Said to Hare Been Seen
by a Friend at Toronto He Pretends to
Ham Unearthed a Great Crime.
The mystery surrounding the disappear
ance of Dr. Cronin, of Chicago, is in a fair
way to be dispelled. A young man arrested
by the police has made a startling confes
sion. He says that, in company with three
men, one of whom he believes was Cronin,
he took the body of a woman in a trunk to
the lake and deposited it there. He was
paid $25 for his share of the work. A woman
is missing from the locality described, and
the police hire discovered other evidence
confirming the story.
Chicago, May 10. The most startling
information in the mysterious case ot the
missing Br. Cronin came ont to-night.
Thursday evening the Twelfth street officers
arrested a young man who was trying to
sell a white horse and a wagon in a livery
stable near the police station.
The young man offered to part with the
rig for the sum of $10, and the suspicions of
Foley, the livery stable man, were imme
diately aroused. He telegraphed to the
station and the horse trader was taken into
custody. He gave his name as John Brown,
and after answering the routine questions
always addressed to prisoners, his face
blanched, bis bands began to tremble and
be fell in a dead faint.
The officers wondered at the time that
their prisoner should appear so much con
cerned, but the reason was apparent next
morning when he sent for Captain O'Don
nell, and said be had something to tell him.
He was taken into the Captain's office, and,
in the presence of several officers, volun
tarily unfolded the story oi bis connection
with the trunk mystery.
A Strange Confession.
To-day policemen investigated bis story,
and found it corroborated by many circum
stances tending to show its truthfulness.
Brown said his real name was Prank G.
"Woodruff, and that be was working for
.. Dean & Co., livery stable keepers at 406
"Webster avenue. His story told in bis own
' words it as follows:
Wednesday nicht, while I. was in the Owl
Saloon on State street I met a man there that
I had been very well acquainted with several
yrs before. The man was Billy King.
lis; real name I think is William H. King.al-tlioUfr-wl)eji
I first met bim he called himself
Harry UoUworth. jWe had a number of drinks
in the saloon and then started together toward
Madison street.
We exchanged confidences and among other
things I told him that I was ont of money. I
told him how I bad lost considerable money
playing cards, a great deal more than 1 could
afford, and that I wanted to secure something
to do that wonld pay me better than working
in Dean's livery stable. He said to me-
"I can put yon on the way of making some
money, and that easily, too."
I asked him what it was, but be said be wonld
not tell me then, but would later. Just before
we separated he said that be would call me
from the stable some evening and tell me how
to make the staff.
Stealing " Team.
Just at dusk 1 went to the front part of the
stable, he walked past and motioned to me. I
went out and walked down the street with him.
He asked me if I could get a horse and wagon
out of the stable without any one's knowing
it, and told me he would give me $25 if I would
do it. 1 told bim I could and we agreed upon a
place of meeting at 2 o'clock. I went to bed as
usual abont 11 o'clock in the room over the
stable, but as soon as the boys were asleep I
got ont of bed as noiselessly as I could and
walked down the stairway to the floor where
the horses are kept.
I had taken the precaution to leave the wagon
outdoors in the alley in the rear before going
to bed, so all I had to do was to get the hone
ont of the rear door. I chose the white horse,
because I knew it was a good roadster. I muf
fled its feet carefully and walked it ont over
the sawdust, opened the rear doors and had it
in the alley without making the least noise. I
found King waiting for me at a corner on State
street. Itmnkitwas the corner of Webster
avenue. He got in with me and we drove to
gether to a barn in the rear of a big bouse on
State street. We drove up the alley, between
State and Dearborn streets to the barn doors.
King said very little to me while we were to
gether In the wagon, but I remember that be
was smoking at the time and seemed very
anxious about something. As we wheeled up
in front of the barn, the door was pushed open
by someone Inside, and two men came out.
One was Dick Falrburn. I know Dick quite
well, and hire known bim for a number of
years. The other man, I am tfure, wu Dr.
Answers the Description of Cronin.
Although it was quite dark at the time, I
bad several opportunities to look closely at his
face. He had a mustache and a llttle.'goatee
and answers Dr. Cronin's description in every
other way. I bad never seen Dr. Cronin to
know that it was he, and I did not bear any
other men address bim as Cronin. They called
bim "Doc." They went into the barn together
, and returned with a trunk. It seemed to be
tan ordinary traveling trunk with an imitation
leather or paper covering. They lifted it into
the wagon and then dunned in.
We drove straight through the alley to the
first cross street, turned on that and then went
tip Dearborn to the park. As soon as we
reached the park we turned into the Lake
shore drive and started north. I tept the
horse on a run all the time. 1 heard several
expressions in tho conversation between the
men which convinced me there was a body in
the trunk. In the first place, I noticed that
Cronin was anxious for us to hurry. Two or
three times he said "Get out of here, boys:
get out of here quick,'' arid each time Dick
answered. That's all right; that's all right,
Doc. We'll hurry up when we pet started."
1 noticed that the trunk smelled, as it there
was decaying flesh within it, and when the
horse got a whiff he snorted. We drove nearly
to the north end of the parte, then stopped a
minute near some bushes. King and Falrburn
wcro with roe. We left Cronin at the bs.nk.and
I remember as I looked at bim that one of his
eyes was blacked as if he had been bit with a
A Horrible Sight.
At tbe bushes we lifted the trunk out, and I
heldthe" horse while it was opened. I then
saw that my suspicions were correct, and that
there was a body in the trunk. They lifted It
out in several pieces. 1 cannot say positively
whether it was the body of a man or a woman,
except Irom one circumstance I heard King
say -Here's where we'll leave Allie." Fair
burn answered, "Yes. and if yon had let Tom
alone we would .have had Doc in here with
f her.",
These.remarks passed:
While they were carrying thecontents out of
the trunk back in tbe cushion, I noticed that
each piece was carefully wrapped up in cotton
or something that looked like cotton. King
lifted the trunk Into thewagon. took ont his
pocket book and counted ont S2Sfroin a large
roll. He paid me the money and told me to
drive on and get rid of the trunk and get the
jr horseback in tbe barn.
Jfc After I lttt them I began to Jeel rather
isnucy ana whipped tbe horse into a gallop.
Y-ise wnoietnpirom the Barn, we naa seen out
.DM sua and ihe was in a bufltr. At the We
fcj.1 . i"- w- 1
we pulled out of the track into the bushes and
permitted bimto pass. I don't think he saw us.
After I left the boys, I drove on a run, as I
said, but had gone not over a block ont of the
park before some one yelled at me. I did not
answer, bnt instead urged the horse to go
faster. I don't think I was over 15 minutes on
tho road. Finilly I dumped out the trunk and
turned back. Jt broke open as it fell. I re
turned to the barn.
King's Dubious Pedigree.
"Where did you first meet King," was asked
of Woodruff.
"I first met him at Port Huron, Mich. 1
think he had then been following the races.
He looks to be 32 years old, and always goes
neatly dressed. Falrburn Is an alto gctner dif
ferent sort of a fellow. He is plnckv, but
without honor or confidence. Ho is a thief and
has served time In tbe penitentiary. He is 45
J cars old, 5 feet, 4 or 5 inches high, with a mus
tache turning gray, and graylJ his bair, but
bald on the top of bis head. He was dressed,
that night when I last saw him, in a rough
twoed suit."
"How did Cronin lookf
"As I said, I never saw Cronin upon the
street to know him. That uigbt bo looked like
a man quite weil along in years. But I noticed
most particularly the black eye and tbe mus
tache and goatee. The eye was badly swelled.
He wore a derby hat and black clothes."
"Have vou seen the three men since Sunday
morning ?"
"I saw King on Monday on Wabash avenue
and talked with him several minutes. From
expressions that he then used I feel sure that
Cronin is In tbe city and that King knows his
whereabouts, and that if King can be found he
will tell where Cronin is."
The prisoner was taken out of the station
with Captain O'Donnell Thursday night
and again to-day. He pointed out theslace
where he left the trunk and fixed the identi
cal spot where it was found. He pointed
out the barn, which proved to be in the rear
of C28 North State street. The officer en
tered it, but could and no evidence for or
against the story. '
What tbe Prisoner Suspects.
Woodruff says be suspects from the con
versation he overheard between Cronin,
Fairbnrn and King that the trunk was that
of a woman whose death resulted from an
operation periormed by Dr. Cronin. He
reached this conclusion from the anxiety
evinced by the doctor to get the body out of
the way and from tbe fact that Cronin had
apparently been recently struck by some
one. "Woodruff first read of Cronin's disap
pearance in Tuesday's prper and also read
the story relating to the finding of the empty
He was greatly frightened and thinking
that the officers were certainly on his track
took means to get out of the city. He had
some money remaining from the sum given
him by King, but decided to obtain a little
more. The result was his arrest for attempt
ing to sell the horse, which happened to be
tbe identical animal he used on the memor
able night.
At a late hour to-night it was learned
that a pretty brunette named Alio or Alice
Villavaso has been missing from tbe neigh
borhood near which is located the barn
where "Woodruff is said to have met Dr.
Cronin and the latter'a companion.
Ir Met by an Acquaintance on the
Streets of Toronto.
Toronto, May 10. Dr. H. P. Cronin is
in Canada. He was seen to-day by O. T.
Long, who for three years was in
timately acquainted with tbe miss
ing doctor. Long was walking down
Toung street shortly after 11 o'clock
this morning, and when opposite the Arcade
came face to face with Dr. Cronin. Stepping
up, he said: "Cronin, what are you doing in
Toronto when your friends in Chicago are
bunting tbe earth for your"
"Now. look here. Long." he replied, "for
God's sake let up on me. X have already had
enough notoriety, and don't want to' be both
ered. "Why can't you let me go. You know I
have always been your friend, and L shall ex
pert that you will say nothing abo-ut having
seen me."
Cronin declared that be had unearthed a
great crime in Chicago during tbe past few
months, bnt he wonld give no detail!), and said
that his life had Been settled as l.he penalty,
Cronin said be was bound for Ki;.gara Falls.
A woman who accompanied him wtire a dark
gray traveling dress and a turban bat. She
carried in a shawlstrap a brown paper parcel.
The Injured Striker Makes a Statement
Only a Few Rails Made at Dnqncsne
Revolver! Are Drawn.
There was not much excitement at Du
quesue yesterday although seven Lt interest
ing incidents occurred. "While a. ferryman
was bringing a skiffload of bread across tbe
river for the men in the mill, someone in
tercepted him and threw the contents of the
skiS into the water.
About 7 o'clock in the morniing, while
three men were on their way to vj ork, they
were accosted by several striken, who or
dered them to return home. The men de
clined, when two revolvers were dj-awn and
the non-union men 'promptly' retrea ted. The
deputy sheriffs were notified, but vr hen they
arrived the strikers had disappeared.
A press representative visited "William
Dunn, the striker who was shot by John
Galloway at Homestead the other day, and
fonnd him resting very easy. His. chances
for recovery are considered veryf.iir.
Dunn was asked to make a sta lenient as
to the cause of the shooting, and s r id:
Galloway had got off the train t.ndlwent
over to bim and accused bim of bei tig a black
leg. Galloway then reached in his p ticket for a
revolver and I walked up and slapjM'd him in
tbe face to defend myself: then Galloway
pulled out his revolver and pointed ltat me
and tired two shots, the first one missing mo
and tbe second one passed througli my body,
as you see, and know. Now, in regard to me
having a revolver and reaching In my pocket
for it I wish it understood that I bad none at
all, though someone claims to have seen one
drop from my pocket.
Dr. Gladden denies the report that he
visited tbe city the other day for the pur
pose of furnishing bail to secure tbe release
of Galloway. He said he bad been asked
to give a certificate that Dunn -would re
cover in order that bis assailant anight be
Although every wheel in the mill was
running yesterday it was learned that only
a few rails bad been made.
John "W. Beddo denies the statement pub
lished yesterday that while crossing the
river in a skiff with a number oi.'menhe
was driven back by the strikers.
Snvious, and No Wonder.
It took us just five years to nttain the
prominence we have reached in t be eyes of
the Pittsburg public. Our rivals- -we don't
recognize them as competitors 1 ilow hard
and long ot the big bargains thej' show in
men's suits, and since we started a dvertising
our $10 suits they follow like shet !p in our
footsteps. It's a clear case of jealousy.
"We' ve pro ved our genuine worth to one and
all, and now that it's conceding t!ae P. C. C.
C. name"thelowestpricesforfine clothing."
me mean to hold on tightwad ret ainthegripl
we purrnasea amy aucr unug a uuerai sap
ply of pure American grit and down-right
bard work. Come and see the fo ur big bar
gains we show to-day. No. 1 is men's suits
Iat $10, told elsewhere at $18; N o. 2 is nobby
children's suits at $2 and $3; If o . 3 is men's
stylish pants at $2 50, and No. t is a big
tbmg in derbys for men at SI it i five new
shades. P. V. C. C, cor. Grant and .Dia
mond sts., opp. the new Court H onse.
Great values to-day in our ladies' glove
departm ents. Two specials :
Our $1 glove.
Our 75c glove. See them.
Boggs &: Buhl.
Ko Sacli Bargains
Ever seen as the books at 5c, an 3 the dress
goods, 5c, 8c. 10c, 15c and 25c, at- The Peo
ple's Store, down in the basement.
CamwAxi, Dick.
LaMatilde Imported Cigars from $10
to $10 per hundred. G. "W. Sch.uidt,
95 and 97 JFi fth ave.
Make no Mistake
In buying your furniture, go to tbe manu
facturer, and save money. There is only
one in the twin cities and their goods and
S rices defy competition. There tore go to
r. Seibeft & Co., cor. Lacock and Hope
streets, "netr railroad bridge, Allegheny. ,r
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Governor Beaver's Time Fully Occu
pied With the Passed Bills,
His Signature Attached to no Less Than
Fifty Billi Yesterday,
The T. H. a A. Bill.One of the Fortnnite Ones of the
Tint Lot Out.
The large number of bills left by the
Legislature for the Governor to sign is rap
idly being disposed of. Fifty was the record
yesterday. The most important one was
probably the bill providing punishment for
bankers who receive deposits while cog
nizant that their banks are insolvent.
HAEBlSBUKG.May 10. GovernorBeaver
is rapidly dispatching the bills which do
not involve constitutional points or are not
ot doubtful propriety. To-day he had filed
in the State Department about 50 acts
signed by bim. Among them is the bill
providing for the incorporation and regula
tion of Toung Hen's Christian Associa
tions, which caused considerable discussion
in the Senate and House, owiug to its al
leged sectarian character. Another bill
approved provides for the punishment of
bankers who accept deposits while cognizant
of the insolvency ot the institution with
which they are connected.
The Governor also signed a bill contem
plating the forwarding to the Department of
Internal Affairs complete returns of the
various taxes levied in wands, boroughs and
townships. These returns are to be secured
by tbe commissioners of the several couuties
and by the Board of Bevision of Philadel
The purpose is to ascertain how much
money is appropriated for the support of the
poor, construction and repair of bridges,
what is tbe amount of the tax on personal
property, occupations and lor licenses, the
amount of tax on real estate of corporations
and real estate of other corporations. The
bill was introduced by Senator Brown, State
Lecturer of the Pennsylvania Grange, and
is intended to show more fully than any re
ports of taxable property have yet shown
the inequality of taxation and the discrim
ination against owners of real estate. Re
ports must be made by the 1st of Jnne in
each year.
One of tbe bills approved by the Governor
authorizes insurance, fire and marine insur
ance companies to insure against loss by
lightning, tornadoes and cyclones. Another
supplies an omission in the act for the Gov
ernment of the National Guard of the State,
which fails to provide a per diem pay and
expenses for cavalry. Another puts a definite
value on insurance policies. Another pro
vides means to prevent the spread of con
tagious diseases among domestic animals.
The Nanticoke mine disaster, which in
volved the death and burial of 27 persons,
whose bodies have not been recovered, sue
gusted the drafting of a bill by Senator
Hines providing for the recovery by coal
mining corporations of bnried coal miners
if the courts decide from evidencesubmitted
that they are recoverable. This measure
the Governor to-day approved, as well as the
following bills:
To punish bribery at Constitutional amend
ment and other elections, providing a fine not
exceeding $1,000 and a penalty not exceeding
one year fur each offense; providing that no
disposition ufpropertr made for any religious
or charitable use, shall fail for wantof 'a trus
tee. McFarlane's hill providing additional
means of escape from fire in buildings: Fen
rose's bill providing that there shall be no ex
ceptions in favor of any person from
the acts of Assembly limiting the time
within which writs of errors or appeals mnst
be sued out; to confer additional chancery
powers on tbe Courts of Common Pleas;, au
thorizing tbe issuing of executions obtained
before a justice of the peace to tbe amount of
3100 and upward without issuing an execution:
empowering president judges of Courts ot
Common Pleas of counties not forming sepa
rate judicial districts to hold Courts of Quarter
Session in tbe absence of associate judges; pro
viding for the
to act in the aosence of coroners; to provide
for the laying ont and opening ot roads to in
closed lands kept for driving parks, county
lairs, grand army and soldiers' encampments,
re-unions or places appointed by court for
the holding of elections. En tan's Dill, on be
ing tendered tbe legal fees therefor to credit
at least once in every three years on the record
the amounts of interest and principal paid there
on, and providing penalty for failure to meet
the requirement of the act. Cooper's bill author
zing water companies to increase their capital
stock from 51,000,000 to $2,000,000; to provide
punishment for the injuring or defacing of
statues or monuments;etnpowering chief clerks
of County Controllers to administer oaths and
affirmations; authorizing the Governor to ap
point a commission to revise and codify tbe
laws relative to the relief of the poor of tbe
State, suggested by tho Governor in bis last
message; to prevent tbe employment of incom
petent miners in the anthracite regions
by requiring their examination by a
board of practical miners: to provide for
the election of assessors In cities of tbe third
class every three years; to protect county
buildings from defacement; to enlarge tbe
jurisdiction of Orphans' Courts in cases of
testacy; empowering boards of prison in
spectors to fix the salaries of deputy wardens,
keepers and other persons employed in and
about jails; authorizing tbe appointment of
deputy constables in townships on petition of
citizens: authorizing county commissioners to
exonerate county treasurers, whose term ex
pired prior to the passage of this act, from tbe
payment of interest on money lost by the fail
ure of banks in which tbe funds of tne county
were deposited.
Mrs. Geo. McCnndleisDIe From the Effects
of n Ennnwnr Accldenr.
A telegram from Camden last night stated
that a very serious runaway accident oc
curred there last evening, which resulted in
the death of Mrs.' Geo. McCandless, aged
74 years, of Shftdyside, and widow of the
late Geo. McCandless, formerly real estate
agent, and injuring Mrs. Fred. Mason very
The story of the accident is best told by
George McCandless, Jr., son of Mrs. George
McCandless. ,,
"I came to Camden last evening with my
mother and sister to visit a relative out in
the country, and hired a two-horse buck
wagon from Lylse, Bailey & Co. and started
lor the country. "We had not gone very far
until the horses started on a run, throwing
mv mother, sister and myself, injuring ns
all more or less."
Mrs. George McCandless was taken care
of by friends, and lived till 5 o'clock this
She lived at Shadyside, in the East End,
with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Mason. She
leaves two daughters and one son, namely,
George McCandless, Jr., -Mrs. Fred Mason
and Mrs. Samuel Gaulee.
George McCandless, Sr., was well known
In Pittsburg np till the time of his death,
having lived here since 1822.
Smyrna RucCheaper Tlinn Ever Offered In
This City.
The special sale of 20,000 Smyrna rugs
will continue during the coming week. "We
have four sizes, commencing at $2 and run
ning to $7 CO each each size 33 per cent
lower than market price.
Edwakd Groetzutgek,
Ths 627 and 629 Penu avenae.
Excursion to Cincinnati to tbe Encampment
of tbe Sons of Veterans.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad will sell
excursion tickets to Cincinnati at an ex
tremely low rats on "May 13 and 14, good to
return Mav 20. Inclusive. For further !n-
, formation apply at ticket office, corner
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The Corporal Makes a hpeecb Before the
Scotch-Irish Congress How He Will
Reduce the Sarplas Pensions Whenever
Possible The South Should Assist Their
Erring, Bat Needy Soldiers.
Columbia, Tenn., May 10. Dr. Kelley
was the first speaker before the Scotch-Irish
Congress to-day. Dr. Kelley traced in a
masterly manner the birth and growth of
constitutional, liberty, which be claimed
sprang from the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians
in Cromwell's time. He spoke of tbe famous
men of Scotch-Irish descent who had held
high rank in the wars of this country, and
eulogized them all.
Dr. Kelley was followed by Commissioner
of Pensions Tanner in a lenothv sneerh.
Commissioner Tanner prefaced his remarks
with some allusion's to the many incidents
that American history affords of the mag
nificent manner in which on American soil
the representatives of tbe Scotch-Irish races
have upheld thcreputation of thee nation
alities. He paid a compliment to President
Harrison, the broad-gauged patriotic states
man, firm in the determination to be Presi
dent of the whole country, no less anxious
for the prosperity of Tennessee than of In
diana, ot Mississippi and tbe Carol inas, as
well as ot new xorit and utiio, ana pre
dicted the happiest results as proceeding
naturally from the high plane of elevated
statesmanship on which the President
He then spoke of the relations of the blue
and gray, of the soldiers of the Union and
Confederate armies, and declared that how
ever dear the ambitions which were swept
away by tbe smoke of battle they were proud,
on both sides above all other things of the
fact that they were citizens of the "United
States of America. -The history of the
nations of the past, he said, Could furnish no
such exhibition of the unification of
a people so recently and apparently
permanently rent asunder, and en
gaged in such a mighty and sanguinary
strile. "When Lee surrendered at Appomat
tox, the settlement of the Question at differ
ence between the two sections of the country
could have been left the two lines of men
dressed in blue and dretsed in gray, and
they would have been settled honorably,
amicably and lastingly, and the politicians
would have been out of business during the
whole of the reconstruction period.
Speaking of the pension list Commission
er Tanner referred to the fact that thousands
ot pensioners were drawing pensions rang
ing from $3 75 to $4 per month, but felt
thankful that there rested in his finger tips
some power, and said that as soon as possi
ble be intended to call in every one of these
certificates and reissue them on the basis of
the truth that no man ought to be down on
the pension roll of the United States for
less than the miserable pittance ot $1 per
week, even though this might wring from
the hearts of some the prayer, "God help
the surplus."
Mr. Tanner spoke of the hard fate of the
Confederate soldier. The crime of secession,
and it was a crime, rested not upon the
shoulders of the many, but upon the should
ers of the few1. The youth ot the South, the
bone and sinew of the Confederate battle
column, drew in the doctrine of State's
right with their mothers' milk, and God
above who judged us all, would ac
quit them of crime. The sympathies of his
heart went out toward the thousands who
had fallen by the wayside, and it was the
moral and religious obligation of the States
of the South which passed the ordinance of
secession to assist the disabled Confederate
The speaker was here interrupted by the
statement that Tennessee had made such a
provision for her soldiers. Mr. Tanner re
plied that be was glad to bear it After he
had concludeda number of other gentlemen
delivered brief but pleasing addresses.
A Veteran and His Family Fonnd In a Desti
tute Condition.
Agent O'Brien, of the Humane Society;
Major Hunker, of the Allegheny Poor
Board, and Health,Officer Bradley, of Alle
gheny, were working jointly on a queer
case yesterday. A report had been made
that a man and wife were living in filth and
squalor at 120 Biver avenue. On going to
the house they found John Zella and his
wife, people of abont 70 years of age each,
living in two rooms, with a daughter of 12
years, 18 dogs and a score of cats as compan
ions. Zella is an old soldier, a Grand Army
man and a pensioner, drawing $12 a mouth.
One of the dogs, Mrs. Zella said, had been
with Frank Small wbo w&s a relation of
Mrs. Zella while he was in jail awaiting
Zella is sick, suffering with swollen
limbs. He was willing to go to the Soldiers'
Home, and Agent O'Brien decided to send
him to Dayton. The daughter he will,
place in the Home for the Friendless and
Major Hunker will send Mrs. Zella to the
Oitv Home. Health Officer Bradley will
send the Fall master after the animals to
day and will then have the house disin
fected. Envious, and No "Wonder.
It took us just five years to attain the
prominence we have reached in the eyes of
the Pittsburg public. Oar rivals we'-don't
recognize them as competitors blow bard
and long of the big bargains tbey show in
men's snits,and since we started advertising
our $10 suits therfollow like sheep in our
footsteps. It's a clear case of iealonav.
"We've proved our genuine wnrtli in n nrl
all, and now that it's conceding the P. C. C
j. name -me lowest prices for fine cloth
ing," we mean to hold on tight and retain
the grip we purchased only after tisinga
liberal supply of pure American grit and
downright hard work. Come and see the
four big bargains we show to-day. 'No. 1 is
men's suits at $10, sold elsewhere at $18; No.
2 is nobby children's suits at $2 and 3; No.3
is .men's stylish pants at $2 60, and No. 4 is
a big thing in derbys for men at $1 00 in
five new shades. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and
uiamonu sis., opp. tne new Court House.
Old Country Rye, Bread.
Parties who have traveled in continental
Europe declare that Jilarvin's pure rye
bread is the only bread that they are able to
get in this vicinity which is equal to that of
the old country. Marvins baker's are na
tives of Germany and the bread they make
is certainly delicious. All grocers keep it.
The People's Store Stockings.
You may range the town for bargains and
then come to us any day in the year for our
fast blacks at 30c We always have them.
Campbelx & Dick.
This word is the only one which will ex
press the variety of patterns and colorings
to be found at the wall paper store of John
o. jxoDerts, 414 wooast., Pittsburg.
Men's flannel dress shirts. Great variety
of patterns. James H. aikeiT & Co. ,
100 Fifth ave.
Men's neckwear. New styles.
James H. Aikejt & Co., 100 Fith ave.
Smoke the best La Perla del Fnmar
Clear Havana Key "West Cigars, 3 for 25c.
G. "W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Hen's flannel shirts ibr boating, fishing,
etc; James H. Aiken & Co.,
100 Fiftb ave.
BEUBAOH Oh Friday. May 10, 1889. at his
father's residence, No. 2 East street, Alle
gheny, Jacob H. Brubacii, aged 21 years.
Funeral from the residence of his father on
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tensive. The storm that broke at il o'clock
opened with a flash of lightning that struck
one of the efectric light wires on .Fifth ave
nue and put oat the lights for n long
distance. The rain filled the conduits and
poured into the "Washington street power
house in such a volume that the syphon
could not handle it and it was necessary to
stop the machinery in a short time, ihe
vault being filled. The conduit of the Fifth
avenue line was filled by the rush at Jones
avenue and at Soho.
The cellars along the strqet were filled.
That under the house of Adam Sicman, op
posite the power house, had three feet of
water in it. Mr. Sieman says the change in
the grade when the cable line vras built is
responsible for the trouble, and he talks of
bringing a suit for damages. Giest Broth
ers' cellar, at Elm street, had over three feet
of water in at, and a large quantity; of flour
that was intended for use in their bakery
was badly injured before it could be re
moved. Mrs. Eupper, at "Washington
street, had a stock of toys stored in her cel
lar, which were damaged by the rush of
water. Almost every cellar along the ave
nue had from one to three feet of water in
it, and the total loss will be considerable.
All Train Are Delayed The Tracks Cot
erod With Water and Debris-Several
Washouts Reported.
On the Pennsylvania Bailroad all trains
were delayed between "Walls station and
the Union depot. There was but one wash
out, a small affair at "Walls, but the rush of
water over the tracks had left dirt enough
to make operating the road a trifle unsafe
and all trains were stopped. At Twenty
eighth street was one of the bad places, the
dirt piling up thick. Ben Venue caught it
and there were scores of other places
where the rails were covered. Men were
put to work at once to clear it up. The
Eastern express No. 1, due in the Union
Qepot at 11:55, and. making western con
nection, was stopped at "Walls and was still
laying there at 1 o'clock. The accommodation
that should leave at 12:10 pulled out at
12:40 this morning, but no one knew how
far it would succeed in getting. The trains
are scattered along the road in various
places, and there will be, many a man late
in getting home. So far as could be learned,
and the reports were in good shape, no one
was hurt. In the yard the side tracks along
the hill were covered with dirt washing over
the hill by the ton and the water flooding
the tracks.
The Ft. "Wayne suffered one washout.
This was at Woods' Bun, Allegheny. All
the trains got past except the Erie express,
coming to the city. It was held for an hour,
but finally got over. Between Allegheny
and Sewickley the track was obstructed to
a certain extent by dirt washed over the
rails, but the trains were kept running.
The Allegheny Valley Bailroad got out
its accommodations on time, the last going
at 11:30. It is reported that the train will
meet a washout at Sandy creek, and it will
hardly get to Hulton, the end of its run.
The Panhandle reports the usual land
slides between Temperanceville and Bir
mingham, with a freight blockaded on the
track. There was no otbertrouble reported.
The express due in Pittsburg at 1:50 A. m.
left Dennison on time and has not reported
The roundhouse in the Union station
yard is surrounded by debris. Many of the
locomotives are hemmed in, and it was
necessary to change engines for some trains.
The roundhouse will not be cleared before
The express on the Cleveland and Pitts
burg, which will leave Pittsburg as soon as
the eastern express on the Pennsylvania
Bailroad gets through, has orders to'go over
the Ft. "Wayne by way of Alliance, as there
is a landslide at Beaver.
STJHs Closed Up A Street Car TJne Covered
by a Wall Ont Penn Avenue People Have
to Yncnle Their Homes.
The Southside suffered severely from the
flood. Oliver Bros.& Phillips' South Fif
teenth street mill was flooded so badly that
tbe works had to be shut down. All of the
side streets were covered with water to the
depth of a foot or more, and many of them
are left under a foot of mud from the side of
the hill. South Twelfth street, the old
"Welsh road and Brownsville ayenue were
the worst. .
In the "West End, Main street and "Wabash
avenue were flooded, but no serions damage
was reported. On West Carson street, how
ever, about 50 feet of the retaining wall
slipped out on the street and stopped the
Chartiers branch of the "West End street car
line. This happened about 40 rods below
"Woods' mill and will prevent traffic for a
couple of days.
At 11:30 o'clock the Thirty-third street
sewer became choked and the water came
down the hollow in a perfect flood, carrying
everything with it. Two houses at the' cor
ner of Penn avenue and Thirty-third street,
belonginc to George Smith and Henry
Googan, were flooded and badly damaged.
The occupants were obliged to move their
furniture to the second story. Four houses
on Butler street, between Forty-eighth and
Forty-ninth streets, belonging to a Mrs.
Connelly, were washed out with water from
the Allegheny Cemetery. No. 9 engine
bouse, at Fifty-second and "Bntler streets,
was flooded badly, several inches of water
being on the floor of the house.
A leak was sprung in a city gas main at
the corner of Thirty-seventh and Charlotte
streets. Some one ignited the escaping gas
and the blaze was thrown a height of 15
No serious damages were reported from
the East End.
The Cable Cars Had to Stop Bis; Sewers
Overflow and lilt Conduits House
Blown Down Cellars Filled Up.
The damage done by the storm last night
was probably greater than that caused for
several years. Both cable car lines were
compelled to suspend operations about 11
o'clock. Out Penn avenue, where the
water rushed down the Twenty-eighth street
hill, the sewers became choked and the
conduit of the Citizens' line filled up with
sand and gravel to such an extent that the
cable had to be stopped.
The cellars from Twenty-fifth to Thirty
second street were filled with water, and in
some houses along the low part of the ave
nne the water was two inches deep on the
first floor. Considerable damage was done
in this respect, as people had no time to lift
carpets, tbe water came in such a rush.
Early in the evening the end of the house of
Andrew Boyce, on Thirty-fifth street, was
blown out, damaging the building to the
extent ot about $100. No one was injnred.
Woods' Ron Overflows Its Banks Cellars
Flooded Fences Washed Away Fire
men Called to Save Property.
The storm in Allegheny was particularly
severe, though no reports could be learned
of any accidents or harm to human life.
The greatest consternation was felt by the
residents, in the "Woods' Bun district, where
the sewers were utterly unable to carry off
the large volume of water that rushed from
the surrounding hills to the low lauds.
Fences and outbuildings along the hanks of
the usually quiet stream were torn
from their fastenings and swept
away by tho swollen stream that
had grown to many times its normal
size and carried everyting before it The
inhabitants became panic stricken and
could do, nothing to stem the flow of water.
Cellars were loaded aad fears were enter-taincd-of
the foundations-"of some of the
bpijdiflwe fetewshTd::awRy, particularly.
'fjns ..'U-irAiij.s .is--an.-., .... u. -.. -
as some of .the dwellings are not of a very
substantial order.
Tbe whole neighborhood seemed, to be out"
and looking on at the grand rush ot waters
and more or less terror was caused by the
excitement. At last about 11 o'clock some
one called out the fire department and
box 6 was struck, the people being
ot the "imoression that the firemen
could render some aid toward securing at
least temporary safety. One district re
sponded, and the ropes and hooks of the
companies were usedjn tying up fences and
outbuildings. The presence of the firemen
had a tendency to allay the fears of many
women and children, and altogether bad a
wholesome effect.
Numerous cellars were flooded with water,
and while the Lincoln engine was doing
duty at the scene of the "Woods' Bun flood,
their own cellar at the house on Kerr street
was filled wit,h water to the depth of six
Tho Dig Telegraph Companies Badly Crip
pled Eastward.
Both the "Western Union and the Postal
Telegraph companies suffered from tbe
effects of the storm last night. Chief Oper
ator Bender, of the "Western Union, said
at 10 o'clock last night that the storm
had been severe along the coast, and most of
their wires were down about New York. At
that time they were "holding their own,"
and hoping they would not be cuttoff en
tirely from the- metropolis. Locally, and
west of Pittsburg, the wires were all right.
Mr. Bender stated that the storm reached
Chicago abont 9 o'clock in the evening, and
he expected some of the wires would be
blown down there.
The Postal Telegraph Company did sot
fare as well as its competitor. Superin
tendent Hughes was seen shortly after, and
they were reaching New York by way of
Buffalo. All ihe direct wires were down,
and the men couldn't see to put them up in
the dark. They had one wire to Phila
delphia, and one each to Baltimore and
Mr. Hughes said that the storm had passed
through Northern Pennsylvania about noon
yesterday. The wires in the vicinity of
Bradford, Olean and other neighboring
towns were torn down, but the men had had
time to repair them. The storm came on so
suddenly in the mountains of the State as
to leave the company in bad shape. They
couldn't reach Bedford and other mountain
towns. Mr. Hughes stated that if it had
been daylight the workmen could have
easily put up the wires. He expected that
by 9 o'clock this morning they would be in
full running gear once more.
Batcher's Baa. Even at Its Headwaters,
Does Real Business.
Beyond the Allegheny City limits out
Butcher's Bun, there are some very neat
little truck farms lying in the valley. Hard
ly one of them escaped more or less damage,
and that of Mr. Blumenshine and that of
Mr. "Woelfel were almost completely de
stroyed. They both lie on the flat, and the
run arose over its banks and covered them
with a rushing torrent. Vegetables and
flowers were uprooted and washed away,
and the entire spring planting was ruined.
Their losses cannot be estimated, though it
will not amount to a great sum. The labor
involved in the work aid the spring start,
are the items ofexpense, and they cannot be
No effort was made to secure their prop
erty other 'than to move that on tbe banks
of the stream to a safer place. Communica
tion seemed to be cut off from the district
for a time, as East street on its lower end
was covered with 20 inches of water, all the
cars on that line of street railway being
blocked at Chestnut street No loss of life
was reported,
In the Pleasant Valley district the great
torrents of water reminded the older resi
dents of tbe flood of 1876, when, by tbe
breaking of a sewer during a storm, several
lives were lost Mud in bulk was washed
down from the-steep hills thereabouts and:'
rapidly filled the, sewers and choked them,
and the streets became the only avenue of
escape for the volnmes of water. Travel
was entirely suspended.
A Neighbor Eaves Mr. murphy's Infant From
Water In the Kitchen.
The bluff back of the Yellow Bow on Sec
ond avenue, gave way about 10:30, a sewer
breaking. The rush of water and mud broke
in the rear door of the bouse of "W. J. Mur
phy, 269 Second avenue, covering the
kitchen to a depth of 4 feet, the stove and
furniture being buried. The flood pushed
on through, carrying; the debris into a room
in front of the kitchen and then into the
front of the house, where Mr. Murpny has a
grocery store. Both of these apartments are
covered to a depth of 6 inches with sand.
His loss is about $200.
"When the flood struck the house an in
fant child of Mr. Murphy was in the
kitchen and could not escape. Nicholas
Brown, a neighbor, rushed in and got the
child out. He then took an ax and cnt a
hole in the floor, letting the water run into
the cellar. It is thought that if the pressnre
had not been relieved in this way the house
would have been carried oil its foundations.
The houses ot Mrs. Charles Chaplin and
Mrs. Thomas Raymond, a ter doors above
Murphy's, in Yellow Bow, were also struck
bv a slide from the bluff. The door of Mrs.
Chqplin's house was broken open by the
tall and the kitchen filled with debris, while
Mrs. Baymond's honse was flooded.
The Galvanizing Manufacturing Com
pany, on Second avenue, was forced to close
at 11 o'clock by the rush of water.
A Woman Chopped Oat of a Flooded House
In soho.
There was an average of from seven to
eight feet of water in the houses which cling
to the Soho hillside along that dangerous
hollow between Fifth avenue and Forbes
street. Several narrow escapes are reported
so suddenly did. the roaring torrents of
water pour down the steep declivity upon
them.' This broke in windows and doors,
and, upsetting furniture, continued to rise
on the floor until pictures upon the wall
started to float
In one house a woman alone in the lower
floor was caught by the quick flood and
could not reach the door or stairway.
Neighbors chopped open the window and
rescued her. It was a thrilling night in that
locality, bnt no lives were lost.
Twenty cable cars were still lying at tbe
foot of the Soho hill at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. The mud had completely blocked
them. These cars were bound east and west
Tho Electric Zlg-Zac Smnshes a Window,
Sparing a Reporter.
"While a street car of the Birmingham
Passenger Line was coming down Carson
street at 1020 last night, just when the
heavy storm was hanging over the city and
the streets were as clear as daylight, light
ning struck tbe car and broke one of the
A young man who sat at that windotvwas
slightly touched himself. He writes this
item, though, without a shudder. For a
moment or so he. seemed stunned, but the
effects soon wore off.
Three Feet or n tiala Shawn la tbo Mo.
nongnhela Already;
At 1220 last night the Monongahela river
had already advanced three feet, and was
rising rapidly. Old rivermen watched the
leadened 'skies and wondered when the storm
They were afraid if it raised much longer
there would be a flood tfaat wssM overflow'
tBfDH aoa oaaMgsrooal rn,'s
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Two Little Girls Swej )t Into gpriflgGardea ,
Ran and Drown et (A Pathetic Tragedy
of the Awful Dow upour.
Conrad Schafer and his Jamily, occupying
a bouse in Spring Garden borough, were
afraid last night tb at the storm would
wreck the house and took shelter
under a tree. The rain was
pouring down in tor rents and swept away
Schaefer's two little daughters, aged 7 and'
years. The children were carried into
Spring Garden run and drowned.
Louisa Schaefer, agitd 7, and Gertrude -Scbarfer,
aged 3, were drowned in Spring
Garden run last evening ,', and their mother
is expected to die.
The family live in a h onse on the hillside
in Spring Garden boro ugh. The effects of
the wind and rain storm last night appeared
to be about to carry tl le house away, and
the family, consisting C f the mother, two
daughters, and an ll-ye:ar-oldson, fled from
it, leaving the father, ( 'onrad Schaefer, in
the house, as he was con: fined to bed with a
broken leg.
The torrents of waters wept down tbe bill
side, and in a momecnt enveloped and
carried away the fleeing family
Mrs. Schaefer and her two children were
swept into the run, but ithe boy saved him
self by clinging to a fenc e against which be
was dashed.
The screams of the dr owning mother and
children brought aid, bt it only the mother
was saved, and she was .so terribly braised
that she is expected to di e.
Policeman Thompson Shi it Ont of a Patrol
Box Electric Lights 'Pat Oat Telephone
Wires Get Crossed.
About 4 o'clock in the: afternoon Officer
Thompson was in the patrol box at "Wylie
avenne and Elm street when a flash of
lightning came in over tb e line. Thompson
was knocked out of the box; bnt was not
seriously injured.
Telephone and electric light wires crossed
on Fifth near Pride street, about 730,
and the telephone wire vras burned through.
As it fell one end struct: "Willie Monroe on
the back of the neck, knocking him down
and burning him severely and leaving a
scar three inches in length.
He was carried into Jones' drugstore and
was able to go home in a short time. The
wire in the meantime bad dropped on the
slot and was sending out a shower of sparks.
A cable car was approaching but was
stopped in time to prevent an ugly accident.
One man wanted to pull the wire out with
an iron hook, but he was pulled away and
the crowd threw stones until the wire was
knocked out of the way.
The stable, outhouse and a number of
animals, as well as grain, belonging to
Fred Hsmpe, of Lower St. Clair township,
were burned last night, the place being
struck by lightning.
The damage done bv the fire amounts to
about $20,000, according to Mr.Hampe's
estimation, and only a very trifling amount
of that sum is covered by insurance.
The stable is situated on Barkbamer
street, in the Twenty-seventh ward, and the
lighting struck the place at 10:40 o'clock.
There were nearly 30 horses, two cows and a
large amount ot feed in tbe place. Every-
thing was at once aflame, and when the
alarm was sent in the blaze was fast consum
ing the stable and the feed. The firemen
did not get up on the hill until nearly 12
o'clock, and when they arrived all was in
ruins. Eighteen horses were burned, one
cow was killed and 700 bushels of oats,
seven tons of hay, four tons of buckwheat,
a number of waeons and harness were all -,
destroyed by the fire.
A small blaze on the roof of Andrew "
Brach's house, rear of No. 1415 Penn ave
nue, yesterday afternoon, occasioned a sti'n.
alarm sent into Company No. 15.
At 5:15 fast evening there was an alaym.
of fire from box 145, which" was occasioned
by a chimney fire at a bouse 145 Edws jds
alley, Southside. Little damage was done.
Mountains of Bind Over the Cable T racks
and Conduits Fall.
In Oakland the streets were wild and turbu
lent with water.liketheraeingrapids, and the
cable cars would have had to cease 'running
independently of flooded power hou sea. The
slots and conduits were filled with 'rater, in
some places to the depth of two feet, and
this, with mud, sand and stoneti, Tendered
running impractible. No cars passed Soho
street after 10 o'clock, and at 2 this morn
ing about 16 cars were "strick" there,
unable to move either way.
In some places the mud had washed over
the tracks like a huge mountaiu.
Great crowds of people grithered about
where the cars were delayed, -and those wbo
had along distance lo come wfere compelled
to secure hacks or wane home.
Butldttle Hindrance rio Travel.
The local railroads suffereld but little from,
the storm.. iThe only troutyle reported oc
curred at Laughlin station I where the owl
train ran into a landslid 2 and the engine
jumped the track. The en tine was retracted
and the train completed fits trip. In the
mountain districts freights are being held
back by the storm.
A Terrible Panic. Cyclonic Wind, Heavy
Rain, Bat ao Deaths.
New Yobk, May "VO. The people of this
town have to-day hayf experience in layers,
with some new sensations at the close. Pre
dictions of a fair day were followed, and as
the earth rolled over, the sun and heat be
came blinding, stifling, discomforting. The
mercury swelled until in tbe thermometer
tubes it reached 92 degrees, and that in
places that were lihady.
The storm that! was pending broke first
over Pennsylvania, then swept New Jersey,
and at last broke over the bay and rivers
and upon the ci ty that was .sort of hushed
and waiting foe the onslaught In an in
stant the lower city was charged, and the
wind swept between the buildings
at a speed of 50 miles an hour.
The wind and rain lasted until 7 o'clock,
when all w?.s again calm, but there was a,.'
terrible panic while it lasted, and ever sines',
the reports -pi the" damage have been pour
ing in.
The area covered by tbe reports is South
ern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and '
Massachusetts. No deaths are reported in
this city, but many painful casualties.
The storm this afternoon interfered with
the working of the telegraph wires radiating
from this city. There had been much de
lay, and relays have been a necessity on tbe
long circuits. At 1020 o'clock to-night a
second ntorm seemed to be prevailing in ths
South, and that section was cut off from
New York for a long time.
Wind, Ilall and Lightning.
Naw Castle, May 10. A terrific wind,
bail and thunder storm passed over this city
abont 2 o'clock this afternoon, breaking
window panes and blowing down shade
fcrees. ifunug iuc Bburiu hue raiucuce vf -
x-County Treasurer James Beynolds was
struck by lightning, and Mrs. Beynolds and.
a daughter were stunned by the shock. '
B. & B. '
coats and caps; fancy ready
flannel. Coats, $3 60; caps, 60c.
Boggs & Buhl.
Corsets! Corsets!
fine rammer corsets, 75e aad $1 00;
"Warner's corsets. $1 00: E9Hiliae: Health.-'
'i w, afldiw otber Kyls,-at jKeaeaMBMox.
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