Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 30, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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NO-O'M EESPONSIBLE
Fore Faults in the South Fork
Reservoir Dam, Except, Perhaps,
THE MAN WHO DESIGNED IT.
Colonel Bofcerts and Other Expert Engi
neers View the Broken Wall
AT THE BEQUEST OP COEOKEE EYAS.
Earthen Dams Are rrcnonnced Always Unsafe In Case
or OTerflow.
T. P. Koberts, of Pittsburg, Lieutenant
Eeese, of the "United States Army, and
other expert engineers visited the South
Fork dam yesterday. That the overflow
caused the break is the general opinion.
Colonel Roberts slated that he could not see
that anyone was responsible for the accident
save the original designer, and he was a
competent engineer.
ITBOX A STATr COKBESPOJTDEXT.l
Johnstowk, June 29. It seems to be
the general opinion among the people of
Johnstown that the South Fork reservoir
dam was a weak structure, liable to give
way at any time; that it leaked badiy, etc
All are aware of the fact that it was simply
an earthen embankment, faced on both sides
with riprap stone; but regarding its merits
as an engineering structure few are qualified
to speak. That the dam broke and con
tributed vastly to the destructive power of
the floods which existed at the time in the
Conemaugh and South Pork Valley there
can be no possible question.
Hence the inquiry is reasonable and na
tural. "What was the cause of the dam's
failure? If the dam was badly constructed
the opinion is held that somebody should be
held responsible. The Dispatch has
already published the proceedings of
Coroner Evans' investigations on this point,
bo far as they have gone, and it was in
furtherance of their investigation that your
correspondent visited the South Pork dam
to-day.
FKOSHITKST EJCGJOfEEKS VIEW THE DAM.
The Coroner had requested the attendance
of Colonel T. P. Roberts, civil engineer, of
Pittsburg, and that gentleman others, in
cluding Lieutenant Jleese, of the United
corps of engineers detailed at Johnstown,
from "Willetspoint; Colonel Norman M.
Smith, Eighteenth Regiment, If. G. P.;
John G. Park, Jr., civil engineer, met at
South Pork station and took conveyance to
the ruptured dam. But as Coroner Evans
and his jury failed to put in an appearance
the party returned without any official action
being taken.
In conversation this afternoon Mr. Rob
erts stated that he had little to add to what
he had already stated before the Coroner's
jurr last Wednesday. It was not far to
&.eek, he said, the cause of the failure of the
South Pork dam. It was simply the insuffi
cient capacity of the waste channel to dis
charge the flood waters There was some
thing, he says, simply phenomenal in the
amount of rain which fell in the watershed
the nieht preceding the disaster. Hon else,
he urged, can one account for the filling of
the reservoir of fully 50 acres with 6 feet
of water in the space of about 15 hours with
the waste weir discharging during the time
to the utmost of its capacity?
EAETH DAMS rBOXOTO, CED tTlfSAFE.
There are elements, he said, for calcu
lating the amount of the rain fall, after the
size of the lake and - the watershed are de
termined, but these cannot be considered
exact because the evidence is clear that the
water was still rising at the time the dam
broke, and that there was a powerful stream
discharging long alter toe late was drained
out;
In answer to a pointed question whether
he regarded the stream as an engineering
structure well designed, he said he was al
ready on record as to that. "The lacts are,"
he continued, "I know of no earthen reser
voir dam in the United States or Europe
which would be considered safe in case of
an overflow. I could point you to authori
ties like James McAlpine, Prof. Greene
and others who would fully corroborate me
on this point The iault at South Fork is
to be regarded as one of original construc
tion. The waste weir was not of sufficient
capacity 10 discharge the flood waters which
came with this storm. It is simply this and
nothing more."
"But, would not the pipes in the bottom,
originally built in the reservoir, assist in
the discharge of the flood waters?" was
asked.
NO OXE TO BLAME.
"Yes, undoubtedly, but no calculations
which I have been able to make, based
upon the rapidity of the rise of the lake as
I have heard th'e facts stated under oath,
would give them capacity sufficient to have
kept the dam from overflowing. This being
the case, I cannot see that any person is
responsible for the accident save the orig
inal designer, and concerning him Mr.
"William E. Morris, who died about 12 years
ago I have every reason to believe was a
thoroughly cempetent engineer, especially
educated on the canal service of the State."
Lieutenant Reese, of the United States
Army, as soon as he saw the dam, expressed
the opinion that the slopes were too steep
for a reservoir of that size. He stated they
were the minimum allowed by law. The
top of the dam in the narrowest place is 15
feet wide, and height about 80 feet. The
rule is, according to Lieutenant Reese, that
the top should be one-third as wide as the
height. Engineers provide
WASTE TTEIES LARGE EXOTJGH
to carry off ten times the maximum amount
of discharge, or a rainfall of eight inches in
24 hours, but Lieutenant Reese, not know
ing the rainfall of the country and the
maximum discharge of the dam, "would not
say whether he thought the waste weir
sufficiently large to relieve tire pressure or
not. He realized that the rainfall had been
phenomenal, and it was the overflow that
produced the break.
Coroner Evans and his jury will visit the
dam on Monday, and they expect to finish
their work in the evening. The bottom and
sides of the reservoir have dried out, and
to-day a number of people were walking
over the bed. There is a strong odor offish
in the great basin, but the game has skipped.
Just below the dam is a pool that must be
very deep. The flood washed out large
portions of earth, and when Colonel Rob
erts threw a stone into the water, it sank as
if it dropped a distance of 30 feet or more.
Upon the hillside is the beautiful farm of
Colonel Unger, but the Colonel is sick of
South Pork. Israel.
Vddcnlnc the Hirers Recommended.
rraoM a staff coKREsroxDEx-r.1
JOHNSTOWX, June 29. Captain Jones,
of Braddock, went over the field with Gen
ial Hastings to-day. He thinkB the prog
ress of the work has been good, but he
recommends that the people of Johnstown
have Stony creek and the Conemaugh river
widened, deepened and straightened before
a permanent house is erected.
More Uonsrs Reccjrcd.
ISTECIXI. TEX.ECBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Johnstown, June 29. Nine more ofthe
larger houses and seven of the smaller ones
arrived to-day. Master Carpenter Hughes
has not yet received orders to go ahead and
build houses. He expects such an order at
any time.
1 A Committee oo Consolidation.
fFBOSI A STAFF CpRBESPOXPENT.J
f JOHNSTOWN, June" 29. The "election of
committeemen to settle the question of con
solidation was held to-day. They will meet
on Monday..
Two'TJolrtentlfled Bodies Found.
tTROJI A STAFF CORRESFOXDEXT.J
Johjtstown, June 29. The body of a
little girl and a woman, both unknown,
make up the list cf the dead for the day.
HOPE DYING OUT.
The Helpless and Homeless People of
Johnstown In Despair The Problem
of sheltering; Them Still Re
mains Unsolved.
tFEOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.".
Johnstown, June 29. The people of
Johnstown are in despair. One month has
has elapsed since the flood, and the problem
of housing the unfortunate sufferers has not
been solved. They are living in tents and
in crowded houses on the hillsides,
and every day they are promised some
thing better. They were given to
understood that the Chicago houses would
be here bv this time, but it now transpires
that the firm is building them, and no one
knows when they will arrive. Pilty of
them have come, but they are so small and
unsubstantial that the sufferers are disgusted
with them. The committee was hoodwinked
by the Chicago people, and the latter say
thev made no claims for the houses.
While they are building the huts in Chi
cago, Master Carpenter Hushes says he can
put up decent houses for the same money
and in a short time, but he is waiting for
the Governor or the commission to give him
orders, as they have this matter in charge.
General Hastings is urging their construc
tion, but so far his suggestions have been
ignored. To-day the Finance Committee,
completely out of patience, passed a series
ot resolutions asking Miss Clara Barton to
sec to the housing ofthe people. Miss Bar
ton has not yet consented. This action is
intended as a direct slap at the commission.
The unfortunate people are helpless, and
as the days go by and they see nothing of a
substantial character being erected they are
beginning to lose hope. Meanwhile the
commission and the Governor move like
snails, while the master carpenter and his
men are fretting to jump in and do the
work.
Generals Axline and Gobin will spend
Sunday with General Hastings. The com
missaries will be turned over to Captain
Krhn, of Johnstown, Tuesday noon!
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.
Complete Figures Recorded by thelnforma-
tlonBnrenu of Johnstown.
I FROM A STArF CORRESPONDENT. J
Johnstown, June 29. One of the most
unsatisfactory things ever attempted in
Johnstown is the registration of the flood
sufferers. The work is finished and the totals
show that only 15,455 have been registered.
The list of the dead is divided among the
various places as follows:
s
Is
South Fork and viaduct i. 190 4
Mineral I'oint 30 US 15
Eiot Conemaugh Ill 341 9
FranVlln 45 175 10
ioohalc S53 835 197
Conemauph borough, Klrsfward IS 698 S
Conemaugh borough. second wd SI 1,035 83
Johnstonn, Urst ward ,. 640 2,031 121
Johnstown, Second ward..i ' 318 918 214
Johnstown, Third -ward..... 159 782 153
Johnstonn, Fonithward 158 43S 31
Johnstown. Fifth ward 381 1,455 25
Johnstown, blxth ward.. , 276 L 204 9
Johnstown. Seventh ward....... 212 926 7
MUlrille, Mr6t ward 206 689 94
Mlllvllle, second ward. 78 308 1
Cambria. Kim ward 194 670 116
Cambria, Second ward. 356 1,47s 67
Coopersdale - 114 641 2
MorrellTllle ,. 33 171 0
Grubbtown 57 244 0
Upper Yoder 4 25 1
Money Creek township 4 20 3
Moxbam 11 46 2
i"i est 'lajrlor township 3 11 0
NlneTch 16 0
Totals 4,240 15,455 1,194
The morgue reports show that more than
the number of bodies mentioned have been
recovered and 15,455 is the list ofthe living.
The query arises, what has become of the
missing people. Of course there are more
than 5,000 people living' on the hills who
lost nothing, and, therelore, did not regis
ter. The Board of Inquiry will clear up
these points later.
HUNTING A LOST WIPE.
Soldiers In Senrch of a "Woman Said lo
Have Been Stolen.
CFROU A STAFF CORBESrOXDEST.I
Johnstown, June 29. James Kennedy,
of Cambria City, came into the neadquar
ters to-night and reported that a number of
men had assaulted him and carried off his
wife. A detachment was sent there to in
vestigate. General Gobin and Colonel Magee, of
York, arrived this evening. General Gobin
is here to see about the encampment of the
Third brigade.
PRACTICAL CHARITY.
The St. Lonls Mayor Fats $5,000 Where It
Will Help Sufferers Most.
tFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, June 29. Mayor Noonan,
of St Louis, scattered about $5,000 among
the sufferers to-day. He hunted up reliable
citizens, and placed the money where it
would do the most good. More than one
poor man is blessing the St. Louis Mayor
to-night.
If others would adoptliis plan the money
would be properly distributed.
SPEEADIKGr BAILS
Cnnse the Wreck of a Limited Express Train
Near New Haven Three Persons
Killed nnd a "Lnrse Number
Injured The Knmes ol
the Unfortnnntcs.
New Haven, Conn., June 29. The lim
ited express which left Boston at 11 A. M.
via the Boston and Albany road was ditched
just outside the city limits this afternoon.
Three persons were killed and several badly
injured. The killed are Miss Mary Brig
ham, ot Brooklyn, If. Y.; Clarence May, a
drawing-room car conductor, thought to be
long to Stamford, Conn., and the baggage
master, whose name could not be learned.
The injured are: Bodney Beers, con
ductor, arm broken; Drawing-room Con
ductor Fills, thrown through a window and
cut about the head; Brakeman McKeau
was thrown through a window; the porter of
the car was badly hurt; George Craig,
Meriden, badly injured ; William
H. L. Lockhart, Hartford, with his
two sons and two daughters, together with
.Benjamin P. Fisher, of Harford, were on
their way to Short Beach. All were badlv
shaken up and bruised. Mr. Lockwood is
now at the hospital. Miss Lockwood was
quieted and has left the hospital.
The accident was caused by tbe spreading
of the rails where a gang of trackmen were
at work relaying the track. The engine
had passed over all right, but they spread
under the baggage car turning it across the
track and other" cars behind it pushing it
into the ditch. The. smoker, one passenger
coach and two drawing room cars also went
over the bank and landed in the ditch.
HOPEFUL PRESTON:
He Is Satisfied With Fred Douglass and
Confident of Success.
rsrxciAi. telegram to the dispatch. i
New Yoke, June 29. Stephen Preston,
Haytian Minister at Washington, passed
to-day in the city. He considers the ap
pointment of Fred Douglass as Minister to
Hayti a recognition of Legitime by the
United States Government He thinks
therefore that Mr. Blaine might better not
send his commission to Port-au-Prince.
Mr. Preston approves of Mr. Douglas as a
scholar and orator, but fears that he will not
be much of a diplomatic success at Haytian
dinner parties, because he cannnot speak
French.
Minister Preston is as confident as ever
that Hip poly te is on his last revolutionary
legs and that Legitime will, crush him in
the next battle.
Now for a Glorious Fourth.
Kaufmanns' will continue till next Thurs
day to present a neat, perfectly haimles pis
tol, together with 600 paper-cap .shots, with
every boy's suit
THE
WHAT MIGHT HATE BEEN.
Attorney Caldwell Points Oat a Possible
Adrantnge far Liquor Men.
The attorneys for the liquor dealers who
made the riffle in the Supreme Court,
Messrs. Bobb and Fitzsimmons, lay on their
oars yesterday, being uncertain as to their
course of action until tbey got the full text
of the decision, and at 5:10 r. M. the opinion
had not arrived and the courts had all ad
journed. Mr. Bobb had not decided in his
own mind what the method of procedure
would be, nor whether people who had not
appealed would stand on the same footing
as nis clients in respect to celeritv.
J. M. Caldwell, Esq., had some liquor
dealers as clients, who had applied for
license and did not gtjt it, but they did not
care to appeal, or the cases in this city
might have stood on the same footing as
those from Philadelphia, as Mr. Caldwell
leans toward the Philadelphia plan in seed
ing a remedy. He thinkB a mistake was
made in not'asking for a mandamus at once,
as its effect would have been prompt.
Owing to the apparent temper of the major
ity of the people of the State, the Supreme
Court may have been moved to more expe
dition than it otherwise would have been,
and in consequence certiorari and appeal
got there promptly, but the effect of the de
cision, in Mr. Caldwell's view, is that it
simply finds that the Lower Court erred and
only commands him to give tbe applicants
another show, which may possibly be some
what tedious. On a mandamus the appli
cants could stand or fall on the showing
made and if they won their remedy would
be next to instantaneous.
Mr. Caldwell thinks there was no chance
to save the law of 1872, as that of 1887 is so
explicit as to show the legislators' intention
to be a clean cut repeal of the law of 1872.
The power to grant license was not only
taken away from the County Treasurer, but
placed in the Court of Quarter Sessions
with the power to fix the time of hearing,
which would seem to tear up the previous
law, root and branch.
PATRIOTIC POWDER TABOOED.
Chief Brown Fulminates Agrainst Firearm
Fulmlnatlons oa the Fourth,
Chief Brown ofthe Department of Public
Safety, last night, issued the following
orders to the Inspectors of Police:
You are hereby ordered and directed to canse
the arrest of all persons using firearms of any
kind or description upon the Fourth of July,
and to make information a'eainst said persons
for carrying concealed weapons.
You will absolutely prevent the use of fire
works in any alley or by place. You need not
make arrests for the use of fireworks and
crackers upon tbe public streets and private
premises between tbe hours of 8 p. it. of July
3rd and 12 o'clock tbe mgbt ot tbe Fourtb, if
tbe same are cautiously and properly bandied.
You must cause the arrest of all persons using
fireworks at any other time.
You will place the daylight force on duty on
the morning of the Fourth at 12 noon and con
tinue them until 1 A. M., of July 5. directing
each officer, where the patrol system is in
operation, to report from each call box on his
beat as be Is makinc his rounds, to the Central
station of bis district
You will instruct all officers to be very vigil
ant to prevent fires and to cause the arrest of
any person or persons violating this order.
J. O. Bkown,
Chief of Department of Public Safety.
THEIR WAGON TOOK A SAIL,
And Three Boys Were Rescued In Time
From Its Tipper Deck.
Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock a
teamster drove down on to McLaughlin's
coal float, at the foot of Anderson street, Al
legheny, for a load of coal. He had a two
horse team, and in his wagon were three
small boys, one of them the son ot Council
man Striepeke, of the Third ward. In
turning the wagon the horses backed into
the river on the outside of the float, and
team, wagon and boys all went into the
river.
Tbe bed of the wagon floated off the trucks
and earned tbe boys some distance down tbe
river, but all of them were rescued before,
goinc far by some men in skins. The team
was also gotten ont safely; The three boys
were each aged about 9 years.
AN EXCURSION ACCIDENT.
Four Men Reported to Have Fallen Off the
Train and Been Hurl.
Meager details were received late last
night that near Copeland four men had been
thrown from the car platform of one of the
Fort "Wayne excursion trains which carried
the glassworkers to Bock Point for their
picnic
Inqusryatthe Fort "Wayne offices and
among the trainmen elicited no further facts
or foundation for the report, only that there
was a great many who were under the influ
ence ot liquor, and careless in jumping on
and off the cars.
THEV DIDST GO.
100 Boxes Choice Messina Lemons at 17
Cents Per Dozen.
3 cans chip beef. 50 c
3 cans corn beef (21b cans) 50 c
5 cans sugar corn 25 c
5 cans blaekberries 25 c
4 cans apples (3-lb cans) 25 c
4 cans tomatoes, solid pack 30 c
5 lbs French prunes 25c
5 cans sardines 25 c
5 packages corn starch 25 c
8 lbs large lump starch 25 c
12 boxes bag blue 25 c
2 dozen parlor matches (200's).... 25 c
4 bottles home made ketchup 25 c
Extra sugar cured hams, per lb. . 13 Xc
1 lb pipe smoking tobacco "25 c
1 lb Chpperchewing tobacco 20 c
lbbl best Amber flour 5 00
Ivory soap, per bar 4 c
Loose hops, per lb 20 c
Boot ginger, per lb 10 c
5 lbs ground malt 25 c
3 lbs evaporated apricots 25 c
Goods delivered iree to all parts of both
cities. To those living out of the citvwill
prepay freight on all orders of 510, $15, $20
and upward. Send for catalogue.
M. B. Thompson, i
New York Grocery,
301 Market street, cor. Third aye.
Imported Cognac Brandy.
S. O. P. Hennessy, 1803 $6 00
V. P. & Co., 1824 5 00
Martell & Co., 1836 4 00
O. D. & Co., 1852 3 50
Hennessv & Co., 1878 2 50
O D. &'Co. tt 2 25
Martell& Co.,. 2 00
"Wm. J. Fbidat. 633 Smithfield st.
WFSU
- Fourth of July Excursions.
The Baltimore and Ohio Bailroadwill
sell excursion tickets east of Pittsburg on
July 2, 3 and 4, good to return on the 8th,
jncluBlve; and west ot Pittsburg on the 3d
and 4th, good to return on the 5th, in
clusive. FIreworkr! Fireworks! Fireworks!
Big reduction in prices; great variety of
pieces; beautiful displays. Come early and
don't wait till the last moment. Quality
guaranteed. J. H. Johnston,
706 Smithfield st
Don't Say.I Told You.
But you are safe to wager a "V that those
who don't get one of Gusky's famous $15
suits before "Wednesday will be just $10
out
Now for a Glorious Fourth.
Kaufmanns' will continue till next Thurs
day to present a neat, perfectly harmless pis
tol, together with 600 paper-cap shots, with
every boy's suit.
Guns, revolvers; catalogues free.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st
Now for a Glorions Fourtb.
Kaufmanns' will continue till nextThurs
day to present a neat, periectly.harmless pis
tol, together with 600 paper-cap shots, with
every boy's suit
PITTSBURG DISPATCH,
THE LATEST SCHEME
Germany Wants to Divide Switzer
land With France and Italy.
AN ATTACK UPON THE REPUBLIC.
This Would Bring the frontiers of the
Allies Into Contact,
A SOP INSTEAD OP ALSACE-LORRAINE.
The Tempting Bait That Is Offered to Stance to
' Secnre Her Consent -
The official organ of the Bismarck Gov
ernment proposes a partition of Switzer
land between Germany, France and Italy.
The troubles in Egypt are exciting a great
deal of attention at Berlin. Germany may
not assist Austria in the event of a Russian
war. Emperor "William goes to Norway
on Monday.
.C0FYHIGIIT 18S9 BT THE WESTEBN ASSOCIATED
FBESS.:
Berlin, June 29. Count Kalnoky's
speech expressing confidence in the' inten
tions of the Servian .Regency has tended to
allay the alarm which Emperor Francis
Joseph's speech produced. The cor
dial references of both to Bulga
ria are regarded as an answer
to the Czar's toast to the Prince
of Montenegro. Notes exchanged between
Austria, Germany, Italy and England on
the question of recognizing Prince Ferdi
nand show that, while there is no desire to
press the matter, no objection will be of
fered. Turkey's decision depends upon that of
the other powers, but, apart from Russia's
opposition, the recognition of Ferdinand
can hardly become a fait accompli while
Prince Bismarck shows so little interest in
Bulearia's fate. The Silesian Gazette goes
to the length of asserting that even
should war result from a Bussian
occupation of Bulgaria and a demand for
. the evacuation of Bosnia by Austria, Ger
many would not feel obliged to assist Aus
tria in the struggle, as the convention rela
tive to the occupation of Bosnia and Herze
govina was made without Germany's con
sent A CHANCE TOE TUBKEY.
The Cologne Gazette, referring to Turkey's
rejection of Eussia's overtures lor a conven
tion to insure Turkish neutrality in case of
war, dwells on the expediency of Turkey
joining the triple alliance which, it says, is
a further check on Eussian aggressive
schemes. "West Prussian papers report that
Russian troops along the German frontier
are being strongly reinforced.
The Notional Zeitunq in an article
headed "England and Her Eivals," ably
reflects the feeling here on the failure of
the Egyptian conversion scheme. It argues
that, since Buitsia is pushing her frontier
ever eastward in Central Asia, the security
of the Suez canal has become most im
portant for England, who is less inclined
than ever to evacuate Egypt or share her
dominion there with any other power.
Therefore 'all the materials are ready to
hand foe a Franco-Bussian coalition against
England, forcing her to become an informal
member of the Central European Peace
League.
Tbe North German Gazette continues to
make daily attacks on the Swiss Govern
ment Though the incident practically
ended with the disavowal ot the "Wohlge
muth aiticle, the Hamburger Nachrichten
admitted dealing with the question from an
academic and theoretic point df view, but
none the less is attracting much attention.
ONE OF THE SCHEMES.
It discusses the partition of Switzerland
between France, Germany and Italy as a
solution ofthe question, and says this would
greatly contribute toward trie chances of
peace by bringing the German and
Italian frontiers in direct con
tact with the St. Gothard Bailway,
and compensating France for the loss of
Alsace-Lorraine. The Liberal press shows
no sympathy with the official attacks on the
Swiss Government, which have already in
jured the business relations between Ger
man and Swiss commercial houses.
Emperor "William will arrive at Kiel at
8 o'clock on Monday morning, and will wit
ness a regatta. At 5 p. si. he will sail on
the royal yacht for Norway, accompanied
by the dispatch boat Greif. It is semi
officially announced that he intends to spend
a' week in Italy en route to Athens.
It is reported that the'Emperor persists in
his refusal to approve of any one of the five
candidates for the Bishopric of Munster
presented by the Chapter, notwithstanding
the fact that they were carefully chosen
with the view ot their being acceptable to
the Government
The Government has further expressed
dissatisfaction at the lukewarmness of the
Archbishop of Posen in combatting the
Polish agitation. The Catholic journals
are making an ardent campaign in behalf
ofthe anti-slavery Congress at Lucerne. They
say that they want the German delegates to
show clearly that the anti-slavery move
ment now here awakens greater sympathy
than in the .Fatherland.
SEEN IN THE PARK.
Dora Stepleln, tho Allegheny Secreted Girl,
Said to Have Been la Allegheny Yester
day Still Sought After.
At the home of Bora Steplein, the young
girl who is supposed to have been spirited
away by a lawyer whose first name is
"James," nothing was known last night ot
her whereabouts. Mrs. Steplein said she
had heard nothing whatever in regard to
Dora. Alderman Hartman had heard
something yesterday, so he said, but had
made no arrests. "We will get Dora to
morrow, I" think' he said.' "We-learned
that she had been promenading in the Alle
gheny'Parks 'on Friday evening and to-day,
but we were not able to catch up with her.
"Until she is arrested we will do nothing
further."
Mrs. Steplein said she knew that her
daughter could have done nothing wrong,
bnt she, in a half-uiooning way, said, "I
want her to come home. I want my child."
The home of the Stepleins is out the
Brownsville road, about two miles beyond
Pius street It is somewhat difficult to
reach at the present time, especially at
night as the Knoxville Electric Railroad is
not running. 'Squire Hartman promises to
make some sensational developments in the
case within two days. His office was filled
last night with young girls, all pretty and
pert, but he insisted that thev had nothing
to do with the case-.
An TJnnsnal Church Brought.
Upon an informationjreferred by Mathew
Clark, James Harkens vas arrested yester
day and given a hearing before Alderman
Eichards, the charge being the performance
ot worldly employment upon Sunday, al
leged to consist in shaving people on the
holy day. A rjartiaUiearing was had yester
day and coutiuued.nntil to-morrow.
President Harrison ns a Prohibitionist.
"Washington, June29. President Har
rison has issued an order prohibiting the
sale of liquor in tbe camp grounds of the
District National Guards at, their coming
annual encampment The camp is to be
established on the Government reservation
at Fort "Washington, on the Potomac river,
about ten miles below this 'cltv. ,
A Valuable Map.
A. Y. Lee has prepared a valuable map,
giving a bird's eye view of the Connells
ville coke region. It also contains a list of
the coke works and the number of ovens in
th'e region.
SUNDAY; JUNE 30,
A HOST OP APPLICANTS.
Some 30 or More Ladle Scrambling; for
Three Vacancies Many "Who Desire to
Teach at O'llarn. School.
On Tuesday evening next the Directors of
the O'Hara school will have a task to per
form that will require more than Solomonio
wisdom to effect satisfaction and yet serve
the "best interests of the school. There are
three vacancies to fill in the list of teachers,
two of the late list having married and one
being in illhealth. To fill these ladies'
slippers 25 young ladies hadannounced them
selves several days ago and the list is now
supposed to number considerably over 30.
It was probably the fact of there being so
many applicants that gave rise to the rumor
that a big row was on hand among the mem
bers of the board, but such, Mr John J.
.Davis, Assistant City Controller, and Presi
dent the board, says is not the case. Mr.
Davis says there may be a long contest,
however, from the fact that many of the ap
plicants stand Al and are strongly backed
by friends. "What complicates it still more
is the further fact that 10 or 12 of
the ladies live in the district, and
the friends of each are leaving no stone un
turned in the search for argument to advance
her claims. Mr. Davis states that he will
not be surprised if a considerable number
of ballots may be found necessary, but
while there will undoubtedly be much dis
appointment, he anticipates no otherwise
unpleasant outcome. He states also that
the selection of a janitor is more likely to
cause irritation than that of the teachers,
but Bees no reason to anticipate that the
present entente cordiale existing in the
board should be disturbed.
HAYING A GOOD TIME.
The Boys of Trinity College Are Thoroughly
Enjoying Themselves!
rSPXCTAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISfATCB.1
Mt. Gretna, Pa., June 29. The alumni
and undergraduates of Trinity College are
having a royal time on their company
ground. To-day they were taken to the
summit of the mountain on the nar
row guage railway, a distance of
four miles, and from the observatory
at Governor Dick's took in the magnificent
scenery visible from that high point, which
commands a fair view of Lebanon, Lancas
ter, Dauphin and Berks counties, and par
ticularly of the inexhaustible Corn
wall ore mines, largely owned
by Bobert H. Coleman, who
has tendered this reunion to Trinity Col
lege. To-day the college nine played a
game of baseball with the Cornell Baseball
Club, and defeated the latter by a score of
27 to 4.
Mr. Coleman plays first base, and filled
that position to-day. The Perseverance Band
gave a concert to the college people to-night
and the Trinity College Glee Club sang sev
eral popular airs. The college yell was
frequently given. Nearly all the faculty
of the college is there. President George
"Williamson Smith will arrive Monday.
HOME AGAIN. ' "
The Gallant Fourteenth From Johnstown,
and Hastings' Praises.
Some of the soldiers who have done duty
out at Johnstown for the past three weeks
arrived in the city last evening, weary and
worn. Company E with Captain Day,
Companies A. B, and K, and West Eliza
beth occupied the five coaches which pulled
into the station.
Even before the train had stopped the
boys were so eager to land home once more
that they hardly waited to file.
Captain Day was seen by a reporter. It
was learned that very little Bickness had
existed in camp, and the men stood the
ordeal with much fortitude and patience.
They deserye much credit, .and their ap
pearance indicated that they had been sub
jected to just what everyyjne was who went
to relieve the sufferine work.
There were-no accidents, save the un
fortunate suicide of Young, of Company K.
A few of the boys received slight scratches,
but the health and hardiness were general,
much to tne satisfaction of everyone. Before
departing from Johnstown, General Hast
ings said many words of praise for the regi
mental forces, and wished them a hearty
good-by. Colonel Perchment, with a few
of the companies, is still in camp, but
they are expected home probably to-morrow
or Tuesday.
S00THERN JUSTICE.
A Jailer Who Punished a Negro Prisoner
Fined by tho Court.
MACON, Ga., June 29. Judge Emory
Speer, in the United States Court here to
day, imposed a fine upon tNat Birdsong,
State jailer, for chaining up
by the neck for several hours
Joe "Warren, a colored United States pris
oner. "Warren had been" disorderly. The
Judge held that the punishment was cruel
and unusual in the meaning of the constitu
tion and inflicted unjustifiable torture on the
prisoner.
The jailer's counsel demurred to the juris
diction ot the Court, but it held that as to
"United States prisoners the jailer was an
officer of the court and as such amenable to
punishment for cruelty. The case creates
some excitement.
AN ALLEGED WIPE BEATER CAUGHT.
A Lancnster Mau Arrested In This City for
Deviling His Wife.
Superintendent of Police O'Mara received
a letter from Chief of Police Edward S.
Smartz, of Lancaster, Pa., containing two
warrants for the arrest of Samuel Dyer, who
is charged by his wife with assault and bat
tery and desertion. Dyer had a trunk
checked for Pittshurc, and ordered it to be
sent to 2908 Carson street, Southside. Dyer
was arrested yesterday.
TYPHOID FEVER IN S0H0.
The Residents Who Drank Spring: Water
." May Now Wish They Hada't.
Dr. Christler, of Soho, has under treat
ment, four, cases of typhoid fever, all of
which he attributes to the spring water used
in that district
that Hibernian Decision Again.
To the Editor ofThe Dispatch:
TLe declaration in to-day's Dispatch
that the Supreme Court of Massachusetts
had virtually sustained the American Board
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is cor
roborated by all the dispatches received by
the Pittsburg members of the organization.
James'P. Neill.
Pittsburg, June 29, 1889.
F. Si M. Creditors to Get 25 Per Cent.
v The assignees of the defunct Farmers'
and Mechanics' Bank of tbe Southside will
file their report during the coming week.
"When they are ready, an auditor will be
appointed by the Court and a division of
about 25 per cent Will be made to each
creditor.
Anotner Bridge.
A charter will he applied for to construct
a bridge from a point near South 'Eighth
street to a point on Second avenue. J. O.
C. Campbell, T. O'Leary, Jr., P. J. Pierce,
Sam P. Conner and J. W. Patterson are the
incorporators. E. S. Frazier is the at
torney, .
Thoso Free Pictures of the Flood.
Their distribution will positively termi
nate on July 4; until that day Kaufmanns'
will present a complete set, representing the
most interesting views of the great flood,
with every purchase of S5j or over.
Those Free Pictures of tho Flood.
Their distribution will positively ter
minate on July 4; until that day Kaufmanns'
will present a complete set, representing the
most interesting views of the great fldod,
with every purchase of $5" or over.
1889.
AGAIN A FREE IAN.
Dr. McDow Easily Acquitted of the
Murder of Captain Dawson.
THE JUKI TAKES BUT0HE BALLOT
Screams of Delight From the Prisoner's
Friends Greet the Verdict.
NEGROES CALLIT APERSONAL TICTORT.
The Ilardered Han's Friends Can Hardly Control
Their Indignation.
The jury in the McDow murder case at
Charleston, yesterday, acquitted Dr. Mc
Dow. The negroes of Charleston seem to
consider this a personal victory, and are
celebrating accordingly. Captain Dawson's
friends, though, are very indignant, as well
as many good citizens of Charleston who
were not particularly friendly to the mur
dered editor.
(SPECIAL TZXEOBAH TO TOT DISrATCH.l
Charleston, S. 0., June 29. Dr. Mc
Dow is acquitted. The excitement in
Charleston is intense. The jury was out
two hours and a quarter. Their verdict was
received with screams ot delight The
courtroom was. filled with friends of the
prisoner, and they did not try to re
strain thein enthusiasm. A carriage was
.waiting at the back of the Court
house! when the verdict was rendered. It
was evident that his friends and acquaint
ances had anticipated his acquittal, and
wanted to send him to his residence in a
style indicating their estimate of his value
in the community. He took the coach amid
their plaudits, and was driven home.
There is deep feeling among the friends of
Crptain Dawson. Thev anathematize the
jury, and apparently feel that neither justice
nor the shadow of justice has been done.
Dr. McDow is again free and is at perfect
liberty to persue the Swiss maid to his
heart's content
A MASTERLY AEQTJMENT.
The argument of Mr. Mitchell, ths closing
address for the prosecution, was a Hasterly
presentation of the case for the peopTb, The
judge's charge consisted of a calm review of
the law bearing on the evidence submitted.
He admitted the prayers ofthe defense with
some modification.
The court room was as still as death while
the verdict was being read. McDow heard
the verdict with a faint smile, and remained
as motionless as a statue. Upon the instant
a yell arose that reminded old soldiers ot
yells heard during critical periods in
front of Petersburg. It was more of an
exultant yell than one of joy." The negroes
yelled in unison with Dr. McDow's friends.
The Judge administered a stem rebuke and
discharged the jury until Monday.
Meantime, the friends of the - accused
trooped up to the dock. Mr. Cohen was the
first to congratulate him.. After thmt the
white-haired counsel wrote out an order for
his discharge, and the Judge signed it
A GENUINE OVATION.
Dr. McDow walked from the door a free
man, surrounded by his admirers. A great
crowd followed him down the stairs and
through the lower corridor to the back of
the court house. Here a coach was
waiting. The doctor entered it and
was driven to his home, rlegroes
and others running behind the carriage.
The crowd remained around the court house
for some minutes. Many white men seemed
amazed. The negroes were equally jubilant.
One herculean black shouted at the top of
his voice: "That settles it. The ricbest
white man in Charleston shan't call me a
nigger again. If he does, I know what to
do."
The Jury Commissioner-is a colored man.
He is abarber at the Charleston Hotel. He
was appointed by a Democratic Governor
and is said to have been kept in his place at
the end of his first term by Captain
Dawson. He is said to be a cap
able and efficient officer. Nevertheless,
the fact remains that there were 17 negroes
and 19 white men on the panel from which
the petit jury was drawn. There- were
seven blacks upon this jury and five whites.
THE EXULTATION OF THE NEGROES
at the acquittal of Dr. McDow is said to
arise from antipathy to Captain Dawson.
Some time ago a white man committed an
outrageous assault upon a negro in Pickens
county. He was afterward lynched by a
colored mob. Lynching is the in
variable punishment for such crimes
in South Carolina. Some of the black
adherents of Judge Lynch were tried, and
one or two convicted. Dawson espdused
their cause in the columns ofthe News and
Courter.and those convicted were pardoned,
but some of Captain Dawson's remarks
were much disliked.
It is averred that upon retiring to their
rooms, the jurors immediately took a ballot,
all voting in favor of acquittal. They are
said to have remained in the room for two
hours afterward, discussing the case. This
is only a rumor, but it may be regarded by
some as the only redeeming feature in the
whole transaction. Certain it is that Dr.
McDow is free, and there is great indigna
tion among the friends of Captain Dawson
and many others.
HURRYING UP THE LICENSES.
Joslnh Cohen Wants His Wholesale Clients
to he Heard Slondnj.
Josiah Cohen, Esq., one of the attorneys
for the Wholesale Liquor Dealers Associa
tion, had a talk with Judge Stowe yesterday
in regard to acting promptly upon the de
cision of the Supreme Court in reversing
Judge "White's decision. Judge Stowe
talked very pleasantly, but said that
it would be proper to .get some order
from Judge "White to grant rehearings in
the Quarter Sessions Court, as it might be
considered in the nature of unfinished busi
ness in that court. Mr. Cohen accordingly
went down to Sewickley last evening to pro
cure such an order from Judge "White. A
Dispatch reporter was at Mr. Cohen's
house last night until 12 o'clock, and he
had not returned, so that the result of his
visit could not be lscertained.
In an interview yesterday, Mr. Cohen
said that he did not consider it necessary to
have rehearings in the cases of bottlers and
brewers, as under the Supreme Court's de
cision all that was necessary was to pay the
money and get the license. The whole
salers, however, he thought would have to
be rehelrd.'
Ono of Iinst Week's Weddings.
One of the pleasant events in Fast End
society the past week was the marriage of
Daniel "W. McCarthy to Miss Mary Eliza
beth Churchill. The ceremony was per
formed at the Sacred Heart Church last
Thursday morning, June 27, Father Keane
officiating. Tbe maid of honor was Miss
Mamie Grant, of the East End. The ushers
were Messrs. Andrew Peyton, Scott Woods,
William Mullen, C. A. Gillam, M. J.
Eafferty. of Braddock, and Hugh Shields,
of Port Perry.
Fought on tbe Bridge.
A lively fracas broge up the general
monotony at the Twenty-eighth street bridge
last evening, and a dozen men mauled each
other until Officer Miller hove in sight
and attempted to quell the row, when
all the fighters turned on him. Some by
standers came to his rescue and he carried
Bichard Thompson to the lockup after a
struggle in which Thompson's coat, vest
and shirt were torn off. The origin of the
fight could not be learned.
Good, Considering; Everything.
The limited was over an hour late last
night, occasioned by "hot boxes," but con
sidering the Aavr running near Johnstown,
fairly good thaeij bow made.
SCHOOL HONORS CONFEERED
At tho dosing EzercUes of St. Bridget's
School, Eleventh Ward.
At the close of St Bridget's school,
Eleventh ward, the following honors anq
crowns were awarded by vote of the pupils:
James McClaren, Albert Dillon, Willie Geo
gbegan. Willie, Whelan, Blanche-Bell, Mary
BeU, May O'Brien, Mamie O'Neill, Mary
Dnnn.
First tablet honor was awarded to Blanche
Bell, Mary Bell, Alay O'Brien. Maggie Marks.
Second honor, Katie Fay, Mary Coyle, Cora
Gllson. Mamie Gilson, Maggie Kavan&uzb,
Lucy McGilllcb. Third honor, Katie Dnrly,
Mageie Geogbegan, Mary white, .Mary
O'Lenry, Kato McCalg, EUIe Mullen. Stella
Brennan; second. Master John Mullen. Third
honor, James McClaren. Joseph Norton.Tbomas
O'Brien, Thomas Geogbegan, Charlie Coyle.
CHAL DICE: IN THE C1TT.
He "Wants to Forget the Past nnd Looks to
See Prosperity Again.
Chal. L. Dick, the Johnstown gentleman
made famous during the late disaster by
sensationalists, both by pen and picture,
was a passenger in from the flooded city last
night He spoke very little concerning the
flood, and seemed as if he would rather
drive the sad scene 8 and recollections from
his mind. He now is looking to the future
ot his interests, and hopes to see the little
mountain city once more the prosperous
iron town as of yore.
He complimented Pittsburg for its won
derous good work, and the liberality of the
contributors. He is stopping at the Du
quesne Hotel.
Lucky Teachers of Lackey Schools.
The Board of Directors of the Luckey
schools, Thirty-fifth ward, met yesterday in
special session to elect teachers: The follow
ing were elected for the coming year:
Principal, A. C. McCIane; Assistant Princi
pal, Miss Fannie Sawyer: grammar. Miss E. F.
Arbogast; primary. Misses Allen. Laura
Wentz, Ada Hill, Lizzie Kelly. Klzzle Moor,
Bertie Moor. Annie Vangban, Wilsnnkroff,
Ada Thompson, and Josie Bell; Miss Streator
and Miss Kinney, substitutes.
Died From an Overdose.
Coroner McDowell yesterday afternoon
held an inquest in the case of Eva Kreger,
who died suddenly at the Drovers' Home,
corner of Liberty and Twenty-gighth streets.
Miss Kreger had been suddenly taken ill
with cramps. Dr. McCready was summoned
and prescribed bismuth, morphine and cin
namon, a teaspoonful to be taken every five
hours. Miss Kreger, however, took a spoon
ful every five minutes and as a result died.
A Premature Pyrotechnic Display.
Alarm No. 35 af about 1130 last night
was caused by some fireworks in the window
of P. Bertoni & Co., Fifth avenue, near
Wylie avenue, catching fire from a gas jet.
The fireworks blew the window out, and for
a time it sounded as though tbe Fourth of
July had come. The fire was extinguished
without much damage.
A Gambling Place Raided.
Detectives Coulson and Fitzgerald raided
Henry Hall's gambling place on Watson
street, near Boyd street, late last night
Seven men caught playing were arrested
and lodged in Central station, and will tiave
a hearing to-day.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
The electric lights on the Southside were
turned on for tbe first time last night
Electric light cheered the citizens along
Carson street and through the East End last
night
James GrLsiOKK, whoso home Is on Ann
street, fell from a freight car in the B. A O. By.
yard yesterday and broke his leg.
J. B. Young, a brakeman on tbe Panhandle
'Ballroad, bad bis right hand badly crushed
while coupling cars in the freight yard yester
day. The Imperial Club will bold a Fourth of
July reception at their hall, corner of Seventh
avenue and New Grant street, on Thursday
evening.
JohnMoobe, Richard Foley and Charles
Haney were arrested last night, suspected of
stealing beer from Ernest Hauck's brewery,
Southside.
Mike Kjsixt and his wife are charged be
Alderman Doughty tilth renting a house on
Locust street for gambling purposes. They
will have a bearing to-morrow.
A carload of corn was donated by a num
ber of Western dealers for the Johnstown
fund, and it was sold at tbe Grain and Floor
Exchange yesterday, bringing about $200.
Henry Schwaui, a workman on the new
Exposition building, bad bis leg broken yester
day afternoon by a timber falling on bim. He
was removed to tbe Hdmeopathic Hospital.
' Jaiies GALI.AOHEB, a decrepit man, fell
from the embankmentat the Thirty-third street
railroad bridge last evening and broke his leg
and arm. He received surgical attention.
At tbe suggestion of Jndge Stowe the last
grand jury recommended that tbo streets sur
rounding the Conrt House be paved with
smooth blocks of stone to prevent noise from
passing vehicles.
Rev. J. G. Bbown, D. D., the retiring Prin
cipal of the Deaf and Dumb Institute at
Wilfeinsburg. has been elected President ofthe
Board of Trustees of tbat institution, vice
Alex. Bradley, whose term has expired.
Wm. KrNG.a drirer for T. G. Evans fc Co.,
the glass dealers, was arrested yesterday on a
charge of collecting $13 30 belonging to the
firm and falling to turn it over. He will have a
hearing before Alderman Gripp to-morrow.
Mrs. Mace was arrested yesteroay on an
old warrant issued by Alderman Gnpp on a
charge of larceny. She is alleged to have
stolen S2S from AnnMcCann some months
ago. She will be given a bearing on Tuesday.
Two men entered tbe house of Gottfried Ru
dolph. 100 Perry street Allegheny, last Friday
morning and succeeded in gettine away with
a gold watch valued at $100 before Rudolph
could catch them. The police are unable to
trace the burglars.
The body of John A. Ross, who was on the
day express wrecked on tbe day of tbe Johns
town flood, was identifled by J. K. Sbanahan
by a figure In India ine on one of the arms.
After preparation tho corpse was sent to Mc
Keesport for burial.
Chaeces A. Brown, of Mercer county, died
at the West Penn Hospital yesterday forenoon
from injuries received by being struck by an
engine In the Panhandle. Railroad yards at
Mansfield a few hours before. Brown was
about 32 years of age.
The Southside patrons or The Dispatch
and other newspapers who have had papers
Stolen from their doors will enjoy some relief
now. One of the thieves was arrested yester
day. He was only 12 years old. After a
reprimand he was allowed to go.
Captain Stlvtts, nnder orders from Chief
Brown, cleared the streets of all peddlers of
jews'ry, etc., arresting 13 persons in the dis
charge of his instructions. Some of them bad
peddling licenses. Dut all were arrested
charged with blocking the sidewalk.
Cobonr McDowell commenced an in
quest at 3 yesterday afternoon on the body of
Charles A. Brown, tho brakeman on the Pan
Handle Railroad who was killed while cross
ing between trains at Mansfield yesterday.
The inquest will be continued to-morrow
morning.
Unslaked lime is beginning to be regarded
as dangerous freight by railway officials since
its contact with water set .the drift on fire at
the stone bridge in Johnstown, and again
caused destructive combustion at the Latrobe
wreck. There is some talk tbat shippers mav
be required to put lime in stronger packages
for shipment
fllKS. AUGUSTA DlFFENBACHEB, the
mother of another one of tbe boys sbot by J. O.
Blemmons with an alrgnn, day or two ago,
mada information against Mr. Slemznons yes
terday before Alderman McKenna. The de
fendant gave bail for a hearing at the same
time as tbat of the other case to-morrow morn
ing. Yesterday afternoon Officer McDonougb,
ob Allegheny, arrested Sarah Fink for the
alleged larceny of S76 belonging to Michael
Zaper, of No. 4 Benton street. Both tbe man
and woman had been In attendance at a funeral
in Woods' Run, and Zaper claims be dropped
the money out of his pocket to the floor. He
missed it when be left the bouse, and on his re
turn found that Mrs. Fink had spent a $5 bill
at a nearby store." He accused her of taking
the money, which she denied, and later she was
detected with a reU of 166.
WEIGHT GOES TO JAB?
The Treasurer of the Order of Toati -,
in Hoyamensing Prison
5.
IN DEFAULT OP $30,000 BAIL, j
Hot Snceeding in Business He ProMHjfV ,
TTji.i1 tho Sv?tv'a TUnnev '& '
...., - -j
TO PAI HIS OWN OBLIGATIOSahf
The Offlcer Eald to Hare Bctaintf His Position by '
Voting for Hlmselt
George W. "Wright, the defaulting treas
urer of the Order of Tonti, has been com
mitted to prison in default of bail. It i
elilimeti that he hplnftd himself in tliemnniw "
belonging to the society in order to pay
debts and run his own business, which was-., ''
by no means prosperous.
rsrxciAi. txtzoba-k to tux disi-atctx."!
Philadkgphia, June 29. George "WV
"Wright, the defaulting Supreme Treasurer -of
the Order of Tonti, who was arrested on
his return from Atlantic City by the special
officer of the City Trust, Sate Deposit and
Surety Company, was committed by Magis
trate Lennon to Hoyamensing prison,
irf default of $30,000 bail this morning..
"When the case was called, Lawyers Lincoln
L. Eyre and Francis S. Brown, represent
ing the City Trust, Safe Deposit and
Surety' Company, applied for a post
ponement of the hearing until
Monday at 12 o'clock. Mr. "Wright's
counsel, J. A. Smith, agreed, and the de
fendant was returned to Moyamensing
prison. An effort was made by Lawyer. r
Smith to have the bail reduced from 530,000
to 514,000, but Magistrate Lennon would not
reduce the amount , '
George "W. "Wright eight years ago was, r
employed by an Arch street tailor to f arry '
clothes to customers lor the compensation ot. ,
$5 a week. In 1882 he was taken into part
nership by "William H. Flattan and"
George D." Cook. The three men started ,
a storage warehouse, at the corner of Seven- '
teenth and Poplar streets,uuder the namefof
the Northwest Storage and Trust Com
pany. Mr. "Wright conducted the business
and the
OTHEE PAETKEES FUENISHED MOSET.
The business became prosperous and Mr.
Flatten bought out a theater. In a short
time he lost largely. Wright advanced
him a small sum for which he received
Flattau's interest in the storage business.
It was not a long time before
"Wright succeeded in getting possession of
Cook's interests. "When the Order of Tonti
was organized in 1885 "Wright was elected.
Treasurer. For his work he received ?1,000
a year and 15 cents for each new member.
Some vears he received as much as $3,500. In .
1886 "Wright added new features to hi3.
storage business. He opened an office in
the building and hung out a sign which in
formed the public that George "W. Wright,
was a stock broker and insurance agent;
also that money was loaned on bond and
mortgage.
When the members of the Order of Tonti
heard of "Wright's new enterprise several of
them remarked that he had too many irons
in the fire, and that another man
should be made treasurer. "Wright
succeeded in quieting the talk, and it
was soon forgotten. "Wright, together with
a man named James V. Lafierty, started,
what they called the International Etching1
and Publishing Company, with an office at
1017 Chestnut street The enterprise proved
very unsuccessful, and after
SIX MONTHS Or PEOFITLESS BUSINESS
the Chestnut street office was closed and
the firm removed to New York. "When the
members of the Order of Tonti heard of
"Wright's unsuccessful business enterprise)
some of them made a second effort to elect
another treasurer but despite their
efforts, "Wright succeeded in retaining the)
position by voting for himself. At that
time "Wright was under $20,000 bonds. Tha
amount of money he handled monthly
greatly exceeded that amount "Wright
often bragged of this fact, and one .
night last January, while attending
a meeting of a lodge, he told
Colonel Joseph B. C. "Ward how much
money he handled, and that his bonds would
not cover it if he were to run away. "Ward
is i member of tbe Order of Tonti, and ha
immediately went to President "Wheeler, and.
the security was raised to $50,000.
The business of the International Etching
and Publishing Company became worse)
and it was necessary to spend a large
amount of money to pay debts and run tha
business. "Wright, it is charged, helped
himself to the funds of the Order of Touti,
hoping that business would revive and ha
could put it back before the deficiency was
discovered.
THE WBATHEE.
For Western Peniw
tyhania,Wet Virginia, t
and Ohio, showers"
slightly warmer, follow"
ed in Ohio oy cooler,
variable winds.
PrrrsntJBC, June 29, 1889.
The United States Signal Service officer la
this city furnishes tbe following.
Time. Ther. Her.
8:00 a. If 72 Mean temp 75
22:09 x 83 Msxlmnn temp.... 86
lrfXJF. M Minimum temp.. M
30 p. K 82 Kanire. .......... .... K
S-oor. x Precipitation. OO
SiOOr.x 78
Blver at a r. x., 8.0, a rise of 0.4 feet In U
boors.
Gold nnd Silver Ilnir Fins.
Just arrived, new patterns in rolled eold
and solid silver hair pins at $1, $1 50, $2 to .
$3. Small sizes, 35c and 75c. See them in
E. P. Koberts & Sons' window, 22 Fifth. -
Those free Pictures of tbe Flood.
Their distribution will positively termi
nate on July 4; until that day Kaufmanns
will present a complete set, representing tha
most interesting views of the great flood,
with every purchase of $5, or over.
No Sensible Ulan Would Do It.
No indeed no sensible man acquainted,
with Gusky's superb and extensive stock of
alpaca, linen ana seersucker coats and ex
cellent dusters would pass their door with
out looking at them when they cost less than
at any other house in the city. . '
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Those Freo Pictures of the Flood.
Their distribution will positively termi
nate on July 4"; until that day Kaufmanns
will present a complete set, representing tho
most interesting views of the great flood,
with every purchase of $5, or over.
Gold and Diamond Hair Pins. -
"Glctrant desiims in eold and inlaid with'
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diamond, ruby and sapphire. Plain gold, -
patterns, f3 60 to a;ianey suapes, 510 to i
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(justly a on an sales 01 i ana upward m
their boy's department seems to be aim
turning the brains ofthe juveniles.
Solid Gold Stick Pins,
Over 300 new patterns in fancy enamel. ,
and set with stones, at 51. to fO, ati. fijj
Boberts & Sons'.- They -have tha largest
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