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THE PITTSBTJEQ- DISPATCH. SATURDAY, JUNE, 22, 1889-
The Fourteenth Beginre&t, Af
ter Duty Without Pay,
COMING HOME BY OBDEBS.
There is Over $18,000 Due to the
1 Soldiers Down to Date, and
THEY MAI FOREGO STATE CAMP.
Only $300,000 Appropriated for the Entire
ENCAMPMENT JDLI 20-27, AT GRETNA
' The Fourteenth Regiment's days of active
service at Johnstown are numbered. Gen
eral Beaver says that so soon as the pending
strike among the laborers at Johnstown is
ended the Fourteenth Begiment will be al
lowed to strike its tents or, rather, Gover
nor Foraker's tents and return home, a
prospect very pleasanj to th boys in blue,
who have done arduous duty since being
called out by Governor Beaver on June 4.
The information that the militia would he
disbanded reached Pittsburg through Assist
ant Postmaster Colonel T.J. Hudson, ot this
city, who is odo of the Governor's staff, and
who was made acquainted with the. Governor's
plans by the Executive himself. It is quite prob
able that the regiment would have been ordered
home several days since if it had not been for
the labor trouble in Johnstown, and, as the
dispatches or yesterday seem to indicate that
no more trouble is apprehended, the marching
orders .may be expected, within 24 hours, and
the'menwill undoubtedly allow no grass to
grow under their feet when the welcome
"Break camp" is heard from the officers.
BECOED OP THE BEGIMENT.
Folly 60 per cent of the rcglnunt has been on
active duty at Johnstown since June 4, when it
was hastily gotten together, and left Pittsburg
in a drizzling rain, prepared to accept any and
all hardships in the line of duty, and with the
full consciousness that there would be no play
work either for officers or men. An average of
400 men and SO officers have since been on ac
tive duty, and the nature of the task of watch
ing over Johnstown's ruined property and dis
heartened survivors has been clearly indicated
in the graphic news from Johnstown published
caily in The Dispatch. The food supplied
the regiment has not been of the richest and
most palatable, although the commissariat has
been as carefully managed, as experience and
the quality of .food obtainable could dictate,
and the sleeping accommodations have been
decidedly on the rough-and-ready order; but
there has been no repininc or grumbling.
The guard mount was very arduous during
the first week succeeding the arrival of the
troops in Johnstown, as the regiment had to
form a military cordon around the entire
ruined district, which no one was allowed
to penetrate without passes issued by the
Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce,and viseed by
General Hastings. With the relaxation of
martial law during and since General Hastings'
charge of affairs, the regiment has had some
what lighter work, mainly in the line of special
police duty. Even this has become no longer
necessary, and the regiment will be with
drawn. A large amount of actual relief work and
manual labor has been cheerfully done by the
regiment, and its course has been snch as to
merit the encomiums of the citizens and press
of the entire Commonwealth. The citizen sol
diery has demonstrated, from the highest offi
cer to the men in tbe ranks, that there is no
xnartinetism or kidglove nonsense about its
service of the State.,
PAT OP THE BEGIMENT.
It has been widely asserted that there wonld
6e some official friction in the payment of the
Fourteenth Regiment for its services at Johns
town. It was even claimed that the Governor
wonld try to saddle the payment of the soldiery
upon the relief funds either of this city or Phil
adelphia. It is learned, however, Irom a' local
authority on X. G. P. matters that there will be
no trouble whatever about the remuneration
of the repment. The legislative appropria
tion of $300,000 for the pay of State troops, that
was made last winter, is available for the pres
ent purpose. It is possible that tbe Fourteenth
Regiment will be compelled to f oreco its annual
camp on account of the heavy inroad made
upon the gross sum by the amount which will
be necessary .for the pay of the regiment. -The
amount apportioned to the Second Bricade for
the annual camp will be seriously depleted by
tbis unlooked-for necessity. This, however, is a
matter which will be settled after the regiment
The details of the payment for -the services
rendered at Johnstown are very interestinc
The per diem of each private soldier is El 50
and sustenance. It is hinted that the vigorous
kick made by the military against pajing labor
ers S2 a day, while tbeir guards were only re
ceiving SI 50, led to General Hasting's reduc
tion of tbe laborers' pay when he took charge
at Johnstown. The remuneration of the
soldiery and laborers has, therefore, been iden
tical. BILLS THE STATE MUST TOOT.
There have been abont 400 privates on dnty
at Johnstown. Their pay of SI 50 and the com
missary expense of 20 cents a day on an average
amounted to S6S0 per diem. The pay of the 50
officers and their sustenance cost on an average
3 50 per diem, making a total of $275. The
total expenses of the regimentamounted there
fore, to J935 a day, which sum multiplied by
the number of days on service, brings the grand
total up to tbe vicinity of 818,000. This esti
mate wilLofconrse.be increased bv everv ad.
ditional day of service. That there is nothing
excessive in these figures, may be seen by the
statement that the average week's camp costs
tbe States $0,500.
Tbe men have not received a cent as yet, nor
will they until the warrants are made out and
sent to the State Treasury through the usual
channels. The money will then be forwarded
to Colonel P. D. Fercbment, of the regiment,
who will act as the disbursing officer, assisted
by the Paymaster.
DATES OF BBIGADE, ENCAMPMENTS.
Lieutenant George Sheppard, of the City
Clerk's office, who is in command of Battery B
during Captain E. A. Hunt's absence in Europe,
received yesterday several general orders from
Assistant Adjutant General Charles Miller,
with headquarters at Franklin, Fa., giving
tbe dates of tbe three brigade encampments.
The First Brigade will camp from August S to
11, inclusive; tbe Second Brigade from July 20
to 27. inclusive, and the Third Brigade from
July 13 to 20. A general encampment of cav
alry and artillery will be held at a time and
place to be designated in tbe future.
Officers of Battery B express the opinion that
Mr. Gretna will be tbeir camping place. Notice
was also given that the meeting of the Second
Brigade Examining Board, to have been held
at tbe Mbnongabela House, Pittsburg, on June
19, was indefinitely postponed. The general
orders gave no indication as to the participa
tion of the Fourteenth Begiment in the annual
camp. That matter will probably be settled
A Snlt for Salary,
r Captain W.. H. Moore, whose election to the
office of Superintendent of the City Water
"Works, of McKeesport, was followed by the
election of Joseph Ecoff to the same position,
brought suit before Alderman McMasters, of
Pittsburg, against the citv for two months
salary as Superintendent The case was heard
and judgment was given Mr. Moore for the
amount. Tbe city has not taken appeal in the
case as yet.
A Child'. Heart Paralysis.
Dr. Goulding held an autopsy, last night on
the body of Grace M. Kirk, the 11-year-old girl
wno died suddenly at the residence of Frank
Reynolds, on Clark's alley, yesterday afternoon.
Tbe cause of death was found to be paralysis
of the heart, and from an inquiry among the
'mates of the bouse it was learned that the
ild bad been afflicted with partial paralysis
'be rigfit side some time ago. The Coroner
'led an inquest unnecessary.
i Retiring; U. S. District Attornry.
A. Allen, Esq., the retiring United
strict Attorney, will leave behind
if friends. He will return to Erie,
been practicing law, and resume
Walter Lyon, Esq., will assume
THEIR LAST SESSION.
The Lutheran Synod Winds-Up It Annual
Work A Final Tilt Abont FuniU-JJttle
Last evening's session wound up the work of
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, whose two
day sessions are reported on another page.
'.Ve session was mainly devoted to hearing tbe
reports o'f various committees appointed dur
ing the session. The reports were but of tri
fling importance. There was a little tilt when
tbe report on tbe fund for indi
gent and antiquated ministers, was
read. The committee recommended that
the old board be dismissed and a new one
with larger scope be constituted; also that the
committee be given $6,000 with which to pursue
its work. Tbis met with considerable opposi
tion, which called Dr. Albert, of'Philadelphla,
to bis feet, and be stated that some flings had
been made at the committee throtgh tbe col
umns of tbe Lutheran Observer. This, as a
rule, was done, by men who had never con
tributed 1 cent to the fund. He wanted it
understood that no minister indorsed by the
President of the Synod had ever been refused
assistance. The matter was thoroughly dis
cussed, and the committee's recommendations
were finally laid on the table.
Tbe Apportionment Committee reported tbe
following apportionments for the next two
Foreign Missions'. $35,000
Home Missions 35,000
Church Extension .... 35,000
Board of Education 10.000
General Synod Treasury 2.500
The following members were named as the
Board of Home Missions: Rev. C. S. Albert,
D. D N. W. Hamma. D. D of Baltimore; Rev.
J. a Kobler, D. D, of Hanover, Pa.; Rev. m.
E. Parsons, D. D., of Washington. D. C; Rev.
G. W. Enders,of xork. Pa.: Messrf". Appold,
Edward Miller a'nd John W. Reecc, of Balti.
more, Md.. and A. F. Fox, ot Washington. D. C.
A resolution was read and adopted that the
church at Johnstown, which had been dam
aged by tbe flood, be referred to the Board of
Church Extension with the recommendation
that the chapel be repaired. Resolutions were
also adopted thanking the pastor and members
of Trinity Church for their kind treatment,
and after listening to the report on the prog
ress of the Church, the Synod adjourned to
meet again two years hence at Lebanon, Pa.
UNFIT FOR A DOG.
Thnt'i What Johnstown Laborers Say of
tbe Food the Contractors Gavo Th em
it Cost S Cent a Day The Men Paid
50 for It.
Tbo trains over both tbe Pennsylvania and
B. 4 O. roads were last night crowded with la
borers returning from the work in-Johnstown.
Tbe men comnlained very bitterly of their
treatment by the contractors, .and said, that
they were but half paid. " ' "
One of the laborers, John McQuillen by
name, spoke to a Dispatch reporter at the
Union depot. He said that the men went there'
first under the Impression that they were to be
paid 2 a day and board. On arriving at Johns
town they found that a new contract had been
entered into, and that the State had charge of
all affairs. The State let the contracts out, and
the men found that, instead of $2 a day and
board,'they were to get SI 50 a day and board
The contractors, he said, were perfectly will
ing to board the men at 50 cents a day. The
men found that they had no alternative but to
do as tbe bosses said. If they revolted they
would be compelled to pay at least a dollar a
day for board, and having no passes, tbey were
compelled to put up with tbe accommodations
offered by the contractors. Finally it crew so
bad that the men were unable to stand it, and
they refused to work.
The food furnished tbe men, accordingto
Mr. McQuillen,' was unfit to serve to a dog. He
claimed that it did not cost the contractors 5
cents a day, and that they made a clear profit
of 45 cents a day from each' man. Taking this
into consideration, according to Mr. McQuillen,
tbey made 45 cents a day from 2.000 men, which
meant a clear gain of about $900 a day to the
"That is tbe reason that the men are coming
home," said Mr. McQuillen.
A COLD WATER ORGAN.
It is to be Started, so the Projectors Snjr,
a Dally That Will Hit Blows From
the Shoulder at Spcnk.EnsIes.
The Committee on Organization appointed
by tbe Allegheny County Prohibition Commit
tee at their meeting Thursday night met in the
office of Lawyer B. C. Christy yesterday after
noon. The members of tbe committee were
Messrs. A. C. Rankin, Rev. Dr. John L. Fulton
and B. C. Christy. The meeting was called for
4:30 o'clock, bnt owing to the tardiness ot Dr.
Fulton, they did not meet until nearly) 6
The meeting was held with closed doors, and
after nearly a half hour's session, it was de
cided that the transactions of the meeting
should not be made public. Tbis was due to
the fact that some men were appointed on the
various committees who, it was thought, might
not serve and to save any annoyance, tbe
names were not given.
Tbe idea of the Prohibition party in this
county now is to start a daily newspaper. A'
leading member of the party said to tbe writer
yesterday: "The paper shall be thoroughly a
newspaper. It will not be known as a Prohibi
tion journal. It will give the news' just tbe
same as the other dailies, and shall be thor
oughly independent in politics.
"Of course, when occasion requires, it 6hall
devote its columns to tbe causa of prohibition.
It shall have a corps of reporters who will not
be afraid to strike out from the shoulder, and a
warfare shall at once be' started against the
speak-easies. The paper will be started ana
sustained, and we have the money to do it."
COSH GRAHAM LEAD.
A Well-Known Allcghcnlnn Dies From a
Cancer on the Tonirue.
James Crossan Graham ("Cosh") son of Hon.
James L. Graham, of Allegheny, died jester
day after an illness of two years. He had suf
fered from a cancer formation on the tongue,
similar to that which caused the death of Gen
eral U. S. Grant, due to smoking.
Mr. Graham was 40 years of age and was
well known. In his early boyhood -days he was
very popular, and before professional baseball
clubs were formed, be was a leader in the na
He was well educated and began his business
career in the banking bouse of Kountz &
Mertz. He afterwards engaged in the stove
business, and was the junior member of tbe
firm of Baldwin & Graham. He was married
to Miss Nettie McKee, tbo heiress, and leaves
two children. The funeral services will be
held -at the Emnanuel Church, North and Alle
gheny avenues, this afternoon at 230 o'clock.
MORE WIRE WASTED.
The City's Electric Light Contract Is Rapidly
The 600 arc lights which the city contracted
for with the East End Electric Light Company,
to be put np by July 1, are now all in position,
and tbey will all be lit up by -Monday night.
Everything has been done to complete the sys
tem; but on the Soutbsido the lamps are yet
wanted, though they will be put up by to-night.
Tho contract for the incandescent lamps is
also rapidly being finished. There are now 250
lamps up, in the East End, and a number of
poles have been erected; but there is a scarcity
of wire just now. and on that account the
work has been. much delayed.
Then, a number of tbe men. have been en
gaged in Johnstown, and tbe working gangs
were short here. But, from the beginning of
next week, operations will be. commenced w)tU
renewed forces, and the incandescent lamps
will go up at tbe rate of 50 per day.
WITH BARBECUE AKD BEER
Citizens of tbe Twenty-Seventh Ward Will
Celebrate iho Victory.
The residents of the Twenty-seventh ward
are making great preparations .for holding a
grand barbecue and general jollification, in
Peter Frost's grove, on the Brownsville road,
on July IS over tbe email vote for prohibition
cast in that ward. Alderman Hartman will
furnish tbe ox for the roastandtbo Pittsburg
brewers will furnish tbe beer.
A procession is to be -formed at Alderman
Hartman's office, and it will march to the
grove headed by the Alderman Hartman band.
President Campbell Still Smiles.
No suit hasyet'been entered against Presi
dent Campbell on the charge of importing
glass workers under contract, but Assistant
United States District Attorney Alcorn has
been consulted in the matter. .
They Find the Old Deed.
The original deed of,Braddocks Field, which
was lost several weeks ago, has been returned,
and is now in the library building.
Db. B. M. Hanxa., Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Penn
street; Pittsburg, Pa. s&su
ALL HMDS OF WATER,
So Far as Its Temperature and
Hethods of Distribution Go.
THE SIX PRETTY'jNEW FOUNTAINS
Arrive as Gifts to the City, and Mercury.
Gets in His Work.
EADICAE CHANGES AT THE BASINS
Yesterday six pretty drinking fountains ar
rived in the city for the public streets. They
have been presented to Pittsburg by Mr. God
frey L., Cabot, of Worthlngton, Pa. The
fountain is of cast Iron, about 4K feet high.
The trough is of granite, 2x4"and 2 feet high.
When Mr. Uabot first visited the city,
about a year ago, and broached the
project of giving the city nine elegant drink
ing fountains, the city officials looked askance
at him, and could hardly believe that a gentle
man not a resident of this city should
be. so liberal; and thought possibly it
was an advertising scheme. Mr. Cabot seemed
somewhat indignant when he learned of the
drift of sentiment, and informed tbem that it
was pnrely philanthropic, and that it was a
plan he had formed of giving different cities
fountains, that all could have water on the
streets free. He has also given fountains to
Boston and several other places.
THE FOUNTAINS LOCATED.
Yesterday afternoon Superintendent George
Browne and Chief Bigelow located four of the
fountains as follows: Comer ef Frankstown
and Lincoln avenues. East End; corner ot Penn
and Fifth avenues. East End, corner of Din
widdle street and Center avenue, and one at
Shadyside. Tbe troughs are now on the A. V.
R.R. tracks at Sixteenth strcet,and the fountain
posts are being made at Boston. Mr. Cabot is
a young man, a manufacturer of carbon black;
Warm drinking water is always the cause of
complaint m Pittsburg during summers. The
Disfatcii has just completed some investiga
tions along this line that are interesting, as
showing tbe temperature of tbe bydrantwater.
Just the cause of the different temperatures
of the water in different sections of the city,
and a reLiedy for the condition of tho water,
aside from tbe use of ice, have been often dis
cussed, and make an interesting study when
investigated. It was this incentive which led a
Dispatch reporter last Thursday to pocket
a Fahrenheit thermometer and start on a tour
of investigation, following the water from the
time it lett the Allegheny river at the city
water works. Brilliant station, until "it flowed
from different hydrants in tbe city; testing its
temperature at different points along the route
OJTE VALUABLE DISCOVERT.
At the water work's First Assistant Engineer.
J. A. Batchelor assisted the reporter in making
the tests. They were made at 5 o'clock, after
tho water had absorbed the heal of the sun's
rays during the'wbole day. The iriver showed
69. In tbe pumping pit in tbe engine bouse,
half way down, the thermometer snowed 72j.
3 warmer. This was the first addition of
heat and is caused, Mr. Batchelor stated, by
the exhaust water from tbe vacuum pumps.
The air in the room was at 80 and stiffiing.
In the Hiland avenne reservoir to the left,
which was receiving the water from tbe en
gines, the thermometer went down to 76. In
the other part of the reservoir it rose to 81. the
difference being caused by tbe circulation of
the water in tbo one being pumped into, and
gives a striking illustration of what circulation
of water will do toward lowering the tempera
The first hydrant, 50Xeet from the reservoir,
showed 74. 7 cooler than in the reservoir.
The air. at the time tbe tests were taken.
was at Sl, one degree above summer heat, and
of the same temperatnre as the water in the
part of the reservoir not Delng pumped into
and from which tbe city received its supply.
The water in tbe reservoirs was not muddy,
and, in tbe one not being pumped into, looked
as blue and limpid as a mountain pool.
Following tbe main pipe down North Hiland
avenne to No. 8 engine bouse, one and one
fourth miles from the reservoir, another test
was made, and it showed 75, indicating that
the water only incieased 1 in heat in one and
a half miles.
In Mr. H. A. Fisher's house, on River avenue,
bnt a few squares from No. 8 engine bouse, the
water was at (!5, as it was also In several otber
houses on the same street. This disclosed sev
eral reasons why the water is warmer
in some houses than in others. In
deadends of the pipe, or where the
water is not flowing continually direct
from the works, it is much cooler. Another
very important thing is the plumbing. If the
service pipe is brought up near tbe furnace, or
exposed in close and stifling places beneath the
house, the water, of course, will be warm. In
many houses the trouble is traceable to tbis
At the depot in the East End. the thermom
eter stood at 60, while at the Union depot,
nearly five miles distant, it showed 74. At,
lower Bedford basin, tbe direct supply of the
greater portion of the city, 80s (summer heat)
was shown, while at upper Bedford basin the
thermometer stood at 76, probably accounted
for by-tho higher elevation, t
An outdoor hydrant a short distance down
from Bedford avenue basin showed 68. a house
on Sixth avenue 73, and the water in tbe sec
ond story of The Dispatch bulldlng.Dlamond
street, registered 78. The above facts furnish
food for thought and are given without farther
IMPROVEMENTS ABB PBOJECTED.
Tbe question of warm water has been talked
considerably among the water officials of the
city; but nothing has been done toward solving
tbe question. A plan of covering over the
basins has been broached, but thought hardly
feasible, as tbe expense would be too greJt and
the matters ot winter snow, etc., would be set-
A plan is now on foot In the Water Depart
ment to do away with the lower Bedford basin
altogether, and in its stead have a pit 14 to 20
feet square into which tbe water would flow
from tbe Hiland avenue reservoir and out
again into the different lines to supply the city.
The supply in the pit would be governed by
automatic valves, so that it could not overflow,
and. when the pumps stopped, the water would
Mr. George H. Browne, of tbe Bureau of
Water, said yesterday that bids for the work
would be advertised soon. Tbe pit will be of
masonry, and it is not expected to cost over
$2,000 or 3,000 to make the change.
The change would doubtless give much
cooler water and go a great way toward solving
the much discussed question. ,
THE FIKST TO SIGN.
Jones Si Langhlim Attach Their Signature
to the Amalgamated Scale.
Jones &Laughllns' was the-flrst firm to sign
the Amalgamated Association scale this year,
and this practically settles all' doubts as to
whether theie will be a strike in tbe iron in
dustry. Last year Oliver Bros, it Phillips were
the first large firm to fall into line, but tbey did
not sign until some modifications had been
The action of Jones & Laughllns in signing
the scale in its entirety was well received by
the iron workers. This is the first time in the'
history .of the organization that both sides
agreed on the matter of. wages, and that with
out a struggle, wrangle or conference on the
All tbo other firms are expected to sign be
fore tho end of the month, when most of the
mills will close down for the annual repairs.
The only trouble that is expected now is in the
steel industry, but the members of tbe Amal
gamated Association are not worrying about It.
LIGHTNING FOOLS WITH A COP,
Bnt tbe Bine Coat Gcu Up and Resumes at
tbe Old Stand.
During the storm yesterday afternoon Officer
Andy Terry, a colored policeman on the hill,
in attempting to send in a telephone call from
a patrol box at tbe corner ot Fulton and
Paitire streets, was knocked clear out of the
box by an electric shock. He fell ou his back
on tbe pavement, bnt did not lose conscious
ness. Shortly afterward be was able to resume
THE PLOT .THICKENS.
Anotbcr Arrest tot ibe Sontbslde Bank
Crash Everybody Keep Slam Other
Tbe drama of tbe collapse of tbe Farmers
and Mechanics' Bank, on the Sputhside, turned
out anew phasoof interest yesterday when
John S. McMasters, the assistant cashier of the
bank under Mr. Volgbt, was arrested.
There were fonr charges preferred against
him: First, embezzlement by an officer ottlie
bank; second, possessing himself of money and
property of tbe bank otherwise than in pay
ment to himself of a just debt or demand, and
with intent to defraud neglecting to make or
cause to be made a true entry thereof;
third, as an officer ot the bank,, for
falsifying books and papers of the bank, with
intent to defraud; fourth, under the general
act of 1861, he is charged with frauduiently.and
without anthority from the directors, drawing
orders, bills of exchange, drafts, eta. upon oth
er banks, and making' false entries in tho books
and reports of the bank, with intent to deceive
its officers and directors.
Alderman Schaefer, of the Southslde, re
ceived tho information, and at once had John
S. McMasters arrested' and pat under $40,000
bail. Yesterday tbe accused succeeded in
securing bondsmen, and Messrs. J. R. Jackson.
W. A. McMasters and R. McKenzie Vent his
security for $20,000, the attorneys of the prose
cution reducing tho required bail to one-half
the original amount
Mr. McMasters was reported to-have escaped
from town last nlgbt; but when a Dispatch
reporter called at bis residence be found him
walking in his garden with his wife and chil
dren. In answer to some questions he replied;
"No; I have nothing to say. The other people
are doing all the talking. I will wait until my
time comes. Iknow that I have nothing to
There was a hearing set for next Tuesday
before Alderman Schaefer; but It has already
been waived, and the case will come np in tbe
September term of court.
Mr. J, H. Long, tho late President of tbe
bank, refused to say anything on the subject,
and when he was asked whether any mure ar
rests would be made, he ominously but cau
tiously sbook his bead.
"Whether we will have any more people ar
rested or not, remains, to be seen.' I do not
know; you can make your own inference."
That was all he meant to say, and all he did
say: but the' inference can be made all the
Alderman Schaefer was just as non-committal.
"Business Is business," he said, and whether
otber arrests will be made, I am not going to
say. These people seem to have pretty good
evidenco, and they are pushing the thing for
all there is in It. They claim to know that
Volgbt and McMasters did some heavy grain
speculating, and on that they base tbeir allega
tions. Thefuturo will tell; that is all I know
about the matter."
A TEI0 OP FATALITIES.
One Man Loses Both Lets, Then His Life
Another Ha Hb. Sknll Crashed on the
Rail A Third Ran Down by a Trnln.
Peter Gallagher, a brakeman in the employ
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was killed at
Fourteenth street yesterday. Gallagher was at
work coupling cars, when he lost his balance
and fell. Tbe train passed over him, severing
both legs from his body. An ambulance was at
once called, and the injured man was taken to
tbo West Penn Hospital. .At that institution
everything was done to alleviate tbe man'3 suf
ferings, but all in vain. Gallagher djed in the
greatest agony shortly after his admission to
Gallagher was a married -man, and leaves a
widow and two children, who were dependent
upon him for support. He resides on Twenty
eighth street, and his loss will be greatly felt
among railroad men throughout tbe State.
A young man was struck by a train on tho
Pennsylvania Railroad at Torrens station at
1:45 yesterday afternoon, and his sknll was
crushed so that he died at tbe West Penn Hos
pital an hour later. The remains were taken
to tbe morgue and an inquest will be held by
the Coroner this morning. The only tblngthat
might lead to identification found on tbe body
was a card in one of the pockets bearing the
name Walter Watson, Johnstown. Tbo de
ceased was a remarkably well built' man about
23 years of age, of medium height, light com
plexion and thin light mustache.
Thomas Fox, a resident of Reynoldton, was
rundown by a time freight on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad at Thirteenth avenne, McKees
port, at an early hour yesterday morning and
was knocked 20 f eet ' in tbo air. He was
thought to be dead when picked up and was re
moved to bis borne. Several ribs were fract
tured and bis head and face stovedin, but he
isnotthoughtto.be fatally hurt.
THE TRAVELERS' CLUB
The Drummers of l'Utiburc Take Hold and
Will. Organize a Club.
Tbe commercial' travelers of this cUy some
time ago formulated a plan through which a
travelers' club was to bo organized in tbis city.
Tbe "drummers'7 worked bard and faithfully
to bring about this end, as they knew it was foe
the general good'of the order of the travelers.
They. now find it a most' gratifying .success.
Both the commercial travelers and the mer
chants have taken hold ot the matter in real
earnest, and the Traveling Men's Commercial
Club of Pittsburg is now an assured tact.
Rooms will be at once selected and furnished,
and the traveling men' who visit tbis city, will
be accorded all the privileges which any club
throughout the country accords visiting breth
ren. Tbe canvas for funds began but a'few weeks
ago. and the sincere desire of a few, to do
something to benefit the "knights of the grip,"
if nothing more sbould be accomplished, than
to give tbem a place for headquarters. The
work developed rapidly and the need of more
definite plans being seen, the 'board sought
the combined aid of the business community
which aided in tbe incorporation of tbe enter
prise. Tbis places it on a solid basis 'mora
advantageous. The corporations and firms
who have contributed tbe amounts necessary
to help the club are leaders in the commercial
interests of Pittsburg. Am'ong tbe first of
them are the railroad companies, which did
not' hesitate to contrlbnte handsomely to the
fund. The members of the club are ready to
receivo further subscriptions. Mr. H. W.
Dearborn, tbe Secretary, will receive all con
tributions at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
THE HOMESTEAD TKODBLE.
A Strike at the Carnegie Steel Works Can
not Be Prevented.
A strike at tbe Homestead Works ot Carue
gie, Phipps fc Co., seems to be inevitable. Both
sides are determined not to yield a point, and a
long and bitter struggle will therefore occur.
The men are confident of success in the end as
it will bo a difficult matter to fill the plaees of
so many skilled workmen, but the members of
the firm are not worrying at all.
They seem to think that there are other men
in tbe country who can make steel, but are
willing to give the men now employed the pre
ference. They have prepared a scale, which
allows the men as much. If not more wages
than are paid in any other mill of .the kind in
Cat His Arm.
James Smith fell tbrongh a basement window
on Second avenuc.near tbe Tenth street bridge,
and bis arm was badly cut by tbe glass. Ho
fainted from the loss of blood before a physi
cian arrived, wben his wounds were dressed
and he was removed to his home.
Death of Their Little Dnngbtcr.
Geneva, the .lovely 5-year-old daughter of
Thomas Hornback, the genial clerk in tbe
United States Pension office, died yesterday
alternoon at 5 o'clock. The body was removed
to the former home of the family in Butler, for
Pittbarg and Lake Erie Ualfrond. '
Pullman car between Pittsburg' and Lake
wood (Lake Chautauqua). Commencing
June 20. a Pullman car will leave Pittsburg
on the 4:10 P. u. train, daily except Sun
day, arriving at Lake wood at 10:36 r. u.,
and Jamestown 10:45 P. M. Returning, tbe
car will leave Jamestown at 10:55 p. m., ar
riving in Pittsburg at 6:30 a. M. Tourist
tickets are now on gale.
REAL ESTATE SAVINGS BANK, LIItL,
401 Smlthflcld Street, cor. Fourth Avenue.
Capital, $100,000. Surplus, 845,000.
Deposits of $1 and upward received.aud
interest allowed at 4 percent. ' tts
To Former MtndenU of Curry University.
Please notice that date of annual excur
sion .to Hock Point is Monday next, June
24, leaving Union station at 9 a. m. mfssu
I 81 Only.
Fine spectacles practically adiusted to
sight at Steinraann's, Jeweler and Optician,
107 Federal stA Allegheny. ttssu .
1HTT- HrV?iP to the races at Jerome
LULL 11 1 la Park and backs Ms judgment.
His experiences ire related in to-morrow's is
sue1 of TUX Dispatch.
SOME BITTER FIGHTS.
Win. Weiho Accepts the Presidency
of the A. A. of I. & S. W.
MARTIN RE-ELECTED IN AC0NTESTv
A Struggle for the Different Officers of Tice
IK0S W0EKEE8 CONVENTION CLOSES
William Welhe will remain at tbe, head of
the Amalgamated Association, notwithstand
ing his emphatic refusal to be a candidate for
re-election. Wm. Martin will continue as sec
retary and Stephen Madden will retain his po
sition as assistant, both men having overcome
very determined opposition.
The session of tha convention yesterday was
the liveliest ever "seen and' some very bitter
stabs were made, bnt it wound up in a love'
feast and all the delegates departed well pleased
with tbe result. It was tbe last day of tbe
fourteenth annual convention and the dele
gates were weary with their labors, and some
of them asked to be excused. None of them
were permitted to retire, however, and bad to"
.remain nntil tbe close of tbe session. In order
to hold the delegates together It was decided
not to adjourn for supper, Dut to wind up tbe
business. The members wcro furnished with
sandwiches for a lunch in tbe hall and no one
was allowed to leave if he had his hat or coat.
Many of them borrowed hats outside and took
a walk around tbe block.
The first business brought before tbe conven
tion yesterday was tbo report of tbe Committee
on Grievances. Among other things consid
ered was tho suspension of Good Intent Lodge,
No. 43, composed of. the men employed at
Moorhead Bros. S: Co.', Vesuvius Iron Works,
atSharpsbiirg. This lodge was suspended for
insubordination, but at their request were re
instated by tbe convention.
It was decided to assist the members who are
fighting for the scale in the East and largo sum
of money to support them was ordered.
THE MOST IJITEBESTIN G YET.
After settling the minor details ot the con
vention, paying tho foreign delegates their
mileage, etc, the convention closed business
by the election of officers. This was, without
a doubt, the most interesting contest held since
tho formation of the association, and there
were many surprises. Some members whose
names had not been mentioned publicly for
any of the positions, bnt who had been making
a "still hunt," came out and developed re
markable strength, many of them winning,
and old members were compelled to take a
There were several candidates for the presi
dency as Mr. Weihe bad refused to run again,
but they bad instructed the members who were
to nominate tbem, to wait until Mr. Weihe had
declined tbe nbmlnation. Wben the election
was opened the President arose and began to
make a speech to tho effect that there bad
been some dissatisfaction with his rulings in
several cases, and that be preferred to retire
from his office and take a job in tbe mill. The
main complaint was made by Good Intent
Mr. Weihe was not allowed to continue his
speech. He was bowled down, cheered. There
were yells and an election at once. The dele
gates refused to listen to anything he bad to
say, bnt proceeded to re-elect bim by acclama
tion. Several times Mr. Weihe attempted to
explain his position, but it was useless, and
there was nothing else to do but to declare him
elected. Mr. Weihe finally accepted the office
as ne coma not wen reiase.
It was thought there would be no opposition
to tbe re-election of Secretary Martin, but
when the polls were opened it was found he
A VEET FORMIDABLE EITAL
in the person of Stephen Madden, the assist
ant Secretary. A ballot was taken and the re
sult was in doubt for some time, but Mr. Mar
tin landed a winner by a vote of 117 to 70.
Tbe Secretary has the appointment of his as
sistant, and when he proceeded to make his
announcement there was trouble. Such a scene
was never witnessed on tho floor of an Amal
gamated convention. Mr. Martin announced
George S. Balrd for the Assistant Secretary
ship, and a howl was raised at once.
Some of the delegates claimed that he
would not reappoint Mr. Madden be
cause be bad been his opponent. There
was considerable wranglins over tbe
matter, and, in order to restore harmony, Mr..
Madden was reappointed Secretary. Martim
explained that It was not spite work at all, but
that be was looking to the best interests of the
Association. He is very friendly to Mr.!
Madden and appointed him to bis present posi
tion without solicitation several years aeo.
There was a very bitter fight for trustees,
there being about a dozen candidates for tbe
three places. Several ballots were required
before the trio was selected as follows: Ed
ward O'Keil,. of Allegheny, John Pierce,' of
tho Soutbsidc, and Edward O'Donnell.
of Philadelphia. Tbe two last named
take tbe places ' of James H.
Nutt and Charles H. Kaufman, who refused a
re-election. Mr. Nutt will leave tbe mill and
accept a position under Carroll D. Wright in
the Labor Bureau. The' other candidates for
trustees were Patrick Wilson, James Grnndy,
Frank McEvoy, Patrick Fariell and F. M.
There was no opppsitlon to James Penney for
Treasurer and he was elected by acclamation..
A LITTLE MORE SPIRIT.
The-election for Vice Presidents of the differ
ent districts was rather spirited, there being
opposition in every case. William T. Roberts
of tbe First division, First district,
landed a winner on tbe second
ballot. Ho was re-elected, although
three strong men in the division opposed him.
Florence J. Sullivan defeated the present in
cumbent in the second division ot tbe First
district, Jonathan Davis. In the Second dis
trict Harry Hocking defeated Dennis O'Leary,
wbo has held the office for several years.
Reese W. Prosser, of New Albany, was elected
in tbe Tblrd district in place of James Grundy,
who declined a re-election. Walter J. Tormey,
of Milwaukee, was elected in the Fourth dis
trict in place of James F. Cooter. William
Whileman. of Terre Haute, was re-elected in
the Fifth district, Jobn Mlskell in the Sixth,
M. E. WIms, of Gates City, Ala., in the
Seventh, and John Gallagher, of Philadelphia,
in the Eighth. The Seventh district is a new
one, and comprises tbe Southern States.
The following named delegates were elected
to represent tbe association at the next an
nual convention of the American Federation
of Labor to be held in Boston in December: J.
C. Killgallen, F. M. Schaffer and William T.
The convention finished the work abont 9
o'clock and a regular love feast followed. Dif
ferent delegates sang songs, others made
speeches and after a band-shaking all around
tbe petty quarrels that occurred during the
past three weeks were forgotten and the dele
Do Yon Wnnt Fireworks
Eor July 4? Our line is complete, com
prising Roman candles, meteor candles,
rockets, reporting rockets, parachute
rockets, union rockets, tourbullions, ver
tical wbeels,triangle wheels, rosettes, flower
pots, mines, volcanoes, saucissons, floral
bomb shells, golden fountains, colored bat
teries, dragon nests, crackers, torpedoes,
balloons, etc., etc. Prices the lowest, at
James W". Grove's.
FttEE TO EVERYBODY!
Excellent Photographs of the Flood.
Kaufmanns' will continue to-day to pre
sent a complete set ot the principal views
with every purchase of ?5 or over.
The Best is tbe Cheaprar.
Just received, a carload of Milwaukee ex
port beer, iu pint and quart.bottles. Allow
ance for empties returned.
W. H. Holmes & Son,
Nbs. 158 JPirst ave., 120 Water st.
No city water used in the manufacture of
beer at Baeuerlein Brewing Co.'s estdblish
meat at Bennett, Pa. Thssu
Guns never so cheap as now. Send or
call for illustrated catalogue of guns, revol
vers, sportine goods, etc.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st. .
Hospitals use it; physicians recom
mend it Klein's Silver Age. liwrs
"Golden Wedding" flour, without a
Most be Closed Ont,
Tbe building to be taken down. Come for
bargains in carpets, curtains, rues, oil
cloths, linoleums. G. W. Snauan,
mwts 136 Federal street, Allegheny.
A FLTCTAT1W IV FIRE t
a romantic novelette by Nym Crinkle, based on
the events immediately preceding Vie breaking
out of the Mebtlllon. published complete in to
booming piano sales
At Kleber & Dro.'. t
The sales of Steinway, Conover and Opera
pianos for tbis week at Kleber & Bro.'s, COS
Wood street, is something phenomenal. Two
Conover pianos were sola for wedding gifts,
and a Steinway and an Opera for birthday
presents; also a number of fine second-hand
Steinways, almost as good as new, for sale
at wonderfully low prices. Of the famous
Ernst Gabler pianos two of them were sold
one superb upright, with' the newpatented
agraffes, and a glorious square grand Gao
ler, an instrument of wonderful power and
sweetness. Call at Klebers' and get t$e best
and at lowest prices.
One lilnnte, Pleaiet
What yon want is an JEoiian organ. What
wonld you say if yon heard a Wagner over
ture or a Beethoven symphony played with
all the wonderful effect of an orchestra by a
person who didn't know one note from an
other? Yon would be surprised, no doubt ;.
still, this'is being done every day, and yon
or anyone else can play not only an over
ture or symphony, but any mnsic ever writ
ten, in tije most perfect tempo and with all
tbe expression ot the greatest artist.
All yon need is an !Eolian organ.
Call and . see' 'tbem. Many come to our
warerooms just to be entertained, and all
are treated wth equal courtesy.
Mellob & Hoene,
Ths 77 Filth ave., Pittsburg.
To-Dny Special Salr.
Special prices have reached the lowest
notch for to-day's sale. Men's elegant suits
in 1,000 different styles, irom fine cheviots,
cassimeres, worsteds, serges and diagonals,
at $8 and 510, worth double the money.
Don't miss this chance. "We are unloading
our big stock at ridiculously low prices and,
giving the public ah opportunity to buy it
dirt cheap. Also extra for tc-dav men's
genninc electric blue sersre suits at l7. See
them. P. C. C. C, corner Grant and Dia
mond streets, opp. tbe new Court House.
FREE TO EVERYBODY!
Excellent Photographs of the Flood.
Kaufmanns' will continue to-day to pre
sent a complete set of the principal views
with every purchase of f5 or over.
Still In tbe Lead
Is what they say of us in the line of fire
works, baby carriages, bicycles, girls' tri
cycles, liam'mocks and Fourth of July goods
o'f every description, on account of the
large stock to select from and the low-prices
we make. James W. Gkote,
Coleman's Flag Brand, -G.
W. S. Flag Brand,
Zinfandel Claret, ,
By the case' or bottle.
G. "W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
EXCURSION TO JOHNSTOWN TO-MOR-
82 35 Ronnd Trip y
Via Baltimore and Ohio RailroaoC Train
leaves new depot at 8:00,A. M.,(city time.
, Endless In Extent
And miraculously low.tn prices is Kauf
manns' choice assortment of men's thin
summer coats. They are alpacas, mohairs,
lusters, ponuees, silkAj, poplins, brilliantines,
Sicilians, flannels, surges, nun's cloths, cash
meres, drap d' etesj, fancy worsteds, skele
tons, etc., etc.. anfl 0f each kind you can
get all the different' shades, colors and pat
terns made. Trijly there is only one Kauf
manns' and gredt are their stores.
SANiTAEraM and "Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Stejim-heating and electric . lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
IiADies are greatly benefited by the use
of Angostura Bitters, the .South American"
Th,e celebrated Pilsner beer.mannlactnred
by Frauenheim AViisack, is on draught at'
all first-classbars. Call. for it. ttssu
iTInnnel Coat and Vest 74c. To-Dny.
A. large Fine of. men's handsome flannel
coats and vests, in plaids, bars, checks and
stripes, just the thing for hot weather wear,
refcular prices $1 25 and 51 50, will be
closed ont to-dagat 'Kaufmanns' at only 74c.
New Form o IPol'cy.
ice tbe advertisement ot tne -tquitar
i'e's new and advantageous form of
in another column
Before Starting on Yonr Summer Trip
Buy a dusteV- thousands of them at Kauf
manns' in liien, mohair and alpaca at
prices that are jdiculonsly low.
peculiar trials of beailiyt and tells the' story' of
a plucky widow.
PRICES MADE TO Ci.EAN UP
Desirable Grades and Styles at 25c?
1 37jcan45oc. '
All-wool solid colored Cashmeres and Henri
ettas, choice shades prices prnned. Fancy
Dress Goods for combinations and retrimming,
at special prices. Plain and printed India
Silks choice shadings 10c, 73c and $L Colored
Satin-finished Silks, closing low. Summer
Silks, all on counter, reduced. Black and
white plaid and check Surahs, 50c Black and
colored Surahs at low prices. Bargain num
bers in a purchase of Black Silks, from 75c to
Gingham and Wash Goods stock, late addi
tions, bought'under value. First-class lines of
plaid and fanoy striped Ginghams, choice
Satlnes, Batiste and other printed cottons.
Ribbed Vests, 12Kc
Ganze Bodies, ,
Egyptian Cotton, 25c,
76c: Lisle. i5& ',
Fine Gauze, 25c
Fast Blacks. 25c
Fast Blacks, 30c 40c,
Extra Lisle, 10c and 60c
All other stocks equally attractive. Best
values shown in Beaded Wraps. Children's
Garments cut deep In price.
BIBER I EABTDN;
605 AND 507 MARKET ST.
UNFERMENTED WINE - WARRANTED
strictly pure crape Juice, in pints and
quarts for family use and chnrcb purposes.
For sale by the case or slncle bottle bv
JNO. A. RENSHAW fe CO.. Family Grocers.
aplS-ws Liberty and Ninth sts. '
TTICT.ORIA-TO PREVENT SICKNESS IN
V . your family keep the- VICTORIA NAT
URAL MINERAL WATER, imported direct
to tbis city from near Ems, Germany, by Major
C. W. Kraus. Send orders by mail or messen
ger to U. W. KRAUS, 1339 Liberty ave.
BEDFORD WATER-THE WATER OF THE
celebrated Bedford Springs is now put un
only in quart and half-gallon' bottles and sold
in cases of 2'doz.and4 doz.in any quantity by
3N0. A. RENSHA W& CO.,
aplS-wa Corner Liberty and Ninth it.
JDS. HDRNE R QTH
PENN AVENUE STORES.
. V- i 1
SUMMER GOODS NOW. ...
In the Suit room Special sale of
Ladies' Summer Suits. Satine and
Gingham Suits at $5 and upward.
White Lawn Suits, 13 50, (5 and up.
Traveling Suits. $10 and upward.
India Bilk Suits. Black Surah Bilk-
Suits, Black 2Tet Suite; ChaUi-feniM
and Tea Gowns.
Tennis Jackets In creAm, white and
Ladies' Flannel Siouse Waists, tl and
. Plain and fanCy stripe and check
811k Blouse (Waists.
Large add complete stock of Chil
dren's ana Misses' Suits, In Gingham,
Lawn ajfii Light-weight Woolens.-Boys'
lit Suits, 4 to 6 year sizes. Boys' Man-
o'-war Suits. Fauntleroy Waists; Whit
Gulmpa Waists. Baby outfits complete.
Black French Cashmere Fichus, em
broidered and with silk fringe all
around, $5 and up to S20L
Traveling Dusters and Long Cloth
Wraps at lowest prices.
Our special Summer Dress Good
Sale in light weight woolen fabrics for
summer wear; striped andplald Mohairs
at 25c; regular 50c quality. Pine im
ported Kbvelty Dress Goods, II and
tl 25 quality, now selling for 50c a yard.
One lot of side-border Mousselfnes,
cream white, with high colored borders fV
only 75c, Me SI and SI 35 a yard. Near
ly 100 styles in 50-inch fine wool check
and stripe English style Suitings at SI a
yard, regular price Si 25.
Printed India Silks Hundreds of
pieces here, 50c, 65c and 75c; also, at SI
and SI 25. Hundreds of yards selling
dally, as our styles and qualities are
the newest and best and the variety ot
Special good values in Black Borah
Silks, Black India Silks, Black Bflt
Grenadines and other Black Silks la
light weights for summer wear.
Our special sale of Satlnes and Glng.
hams. Another 100 piece lot of fine,
wide Scotch Zephyr Ginghams at 25c a
yard. French Satlnes at ISc. Flna
American Satlnes at 12Xc, 15c and 20c a
yard. Fine French Satlnes at 25o and
80c. Good Ginghams at &:. 9c. 12Xa
AH Are bargains. ,
Ne (.fancy plaid Scotch Flannels only
25c a yard.N .New styles in Outing Cloths
at 12Xe and lXlayard. Fine French
Flannels 75c, worth JL
Special bargains in Ladles, Muslla
. Latest styles in Millinery Department V
Trimmed Pattern Hats and Bonnets, at
reduced prices. Special sals of fine
Hot Weather Underwear, for Men, '
Women and Children.
JOB. HDRNE k Cn.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.-- .