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The Country's Crystal Com
merce Comes to" Pittsburg
FOB ITS TBOMISING DEALS.
Our Glass City Attracts Hundreds of
Live Competitors, in
LINES NOT MANUFACTURED HERE.
The Pottery Trust is Frowned Upon bj "All
fll THE PE1CE-EAISEBS MAI FAIL
Prom to-day on, for a month or six weeks,
the Monongahela House will be transferred
into a National Glass Exchange, represent
ing the glass industry of nearly every
factory in the United States outside of
Pittsburg that makes household articles.
Por tbe past few days box upon box and
barrel after barrel haTe found their way to
the hotel from all parts of the country, con
signed to different drummers for the
factories they represent; and the drummers
will all be here by to-day or to-morrow.
Eleven of them were registered yesterday,
and the number will be more than doubled
by the time named. All the large spare
rooms in the house are being transformed
into sample rooms,and the goods will be dis
played on tables. Only two or three had
unpacked their goods yesterday, and these
goods were on tables, with the usual black
velvet as a background, add in some cases
with mirrors behind them.
It is expected that between 300 and 400
represeritativesof wholesale and retail firms,
from Maine to California, will visit the city
during the time the Exchange is in session,
and will buy either from some of the firms
represented at the Monongahela House, or of
Pittsburg firms. In the next six weeks the
Pittsburg firms will be pitted against the
rest of the United States for supremacy in
new designs and patronage.
A rEOMISIUG OUTLOOK.
The drummers say the prospects are Tery
bright this year, and that the annual Ex
change will represent more firms than ever
before, and surpass all previous years in the
display made. The men in charge of their
factories have made an effort to turn ont the
"best there is going," and they are to
make a bold dash for the trade,
and say: "Pittsburg is not the
only place that makes glass!" Looking
over what stock was displayed in different
lines, it would seem that the United States
has no need to call on England, or any
other country, for anything at all in the
glass line. The samples of cut.glass were
very beautiful and of superior scapes and
finish, and the manufacturers claim their
cut ware comes up to anything England can
turn out. Some of the articles come high;
a large bowl, for instance, was priced at $30.
The drummers report the prospects very
bright in all lines. A representative of a
Trenton pottery house says prices are about
the same as last year, and, from letteis he
had received from customers, the demand
The samples of decorative ware, in both
glass and pottery, are very fine. The drum
mer of the pottery firm mentioned above
said the demand for decorated ware was in
creasing all the time, and that more "ware
ol that kind had been sold since January
than ever before by a large percentage.
COEUED, IF NOT COKJIEEED.
A new line of ilecorated glassware will to
morrow be placed for the first time on the
market. It is called "Maize ware," and is
in the shape of cars of corn, the pieces in
cluding pitchers, glasses, mugs, individual
salts, fruit dishes, etc The color of the
corn and the green leaves of the husks are
beautifully brought out and form a novelty
The drummers to be present will repre
sent over $1,500,000 of capital, and some of
their displays are to be very costly. One
little exhibit alone is valued at over 51,000.
In the more common wares the value of the
samples will be slight.
The display of pottery will not be as
large as that of glass. The drummers were
all of opinion that a pottery trust would be
eventually formed; but the agents in that
line are making strong objections, as,
under the proposed method of running
things, the trust would do away
with all but possibly four traveling agents,
by reason of the pooling. Another reason
why it has failed to materialize is because
the directors selected by the Trenton firms
did not suit some of the other firms Noth
ing further will be done in the matter until
July 25, when, it is thought, all animosities
will have died out and the potters will be
ready to take hold and pull together.
A serious question has already come up
to thwart the proposed trust in the matter
of raising prices too high. If they advance
the charges enough to let the manufacturers
In England sell at a profit above the duty,
they will be beaten at their own game.
THE DOKA STEPLEIN CASE.
Superintendent Dean L Going to Abandon
Superintendent Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty
Society, is going to adopt a new scheme to
day for the purpose of discovering the miss
,ing Dora Steplein. ''I have," says he,
"tried women without any success, and
now I am going to try some of the
young bloods and see if they will do better
as detectives. But I mean to find Dora,
and I think there is not much doubt that I
shall .find her at last I don't believe she is
out of town; in fact I am certain she is
somewhere in the city. My reason for this
assertion is that the man had not time
enough to get the girl out of town.
"I would have made an information
against Mrs. Steplein last night; but I had
so evidence against her, and I cau only get
that when the girl is found. But one thing
you may be sure of that several informa
tions will be made as'soon as the girl is dis
covered." Alderman Hartman had no -additional
light to throw on the situation last night,
when a Dispatch reporter called on him.
A man bad called on him and told him he
would go and fetch the girl for $100; but the
'Squire refused to increase his original re
ward of $25.
Mrs. Steplein stated, when she' was called
. upon, that she wanted her girl back. When
fctked whether she intended to prosecute the
alleged abductor of her daughter she said
she did not know, until she had spoken to
her daughter on that subject
STEAPS AND EAWI1IDES N. G.
Are Not Needed Under tlio New Saper
" Intendent at the Boys' Ilome.
Mr. J. B. Dodds has replaced Mr. Max
well as Superintendent of the Boys' Protest
ant Home in Allegheny. The matron, al
luding to the change, said to a reporter that
Mr. Maxwell's time was up as a teacher and
lie left accordingly. After the recent
trouble the boys did not obey him, but took
liberties with him, and he refused to punish
tbem, so that discipline for a time was
The matron said that since hii departure
the deportment of the boys had been a
model, and that any of them would now do
anything to please her.
A DRUGGIST'S TROUBLE.!
Ho Complains Very Severely of the Physi
cians' Hieroglyphics Some Very rotat
ed Remarks Thereon.
During a conversation with one of the
oldest druggists on the Southside yesterday,
that gentleman indulged in a .very poignant
tirade upon the chirography of the average
physician. Said he:
"No one knows, who does not understand
it, to what results a badly written prescrip
tion might lead. Almost every pharmacy
has to contend with this evil, which shows
at least a lack of consideration for the drug
gist on the part of the medical man. The
physician might reasonably be expected to
have enough regard for his patient, sot to
risk an excusable misinterpretation of his
written cder for medicines, on account of
occult chirography; but the fact is that most
physicians have an idea that it gives so
much more credit to their knowledge if
their writing is very illegible.
"I have a stack ot prescriptions on file
here, proving that a number of physicians
have sadly neglected even an ordinary educa
tion. Just think of the consequences which
might arise from a mistake in a prescrip
tion! The drug clerk might get into the
penitentiary; the victim of the mistake
might get under the sod, and a happy fam
ily might be broken up, while the physician
gets off scot free, and yet he may be the
cause of the entire misfortune.
"How much does the progress of medical
knowledge benefit suffering humanity,
when the results of the physicians' conclu
sions appear in prescriptions scrawled with
BOW-LEGGED HILL POLK.
Not All the People on Parentheses Were
Born That Way.
"Bow-legged people are generally thought
to have involuntarily deformed themselves
by crawling when in infancy," said a physi
cian and surgeon to a Dispatch writer
yesterday. "Not so," continued the M. D.,
"for in a number of years of practice I have
paid attention to the many malformed peo
ple of this sort who have had their limbs
'bowed,' even after maturity."
"Why?" was the, inquisitive interjection.
"Well, it is a peculiar fact that persons
residing in aliitudinous houses ot which
there are numberless in both Pittsburg and
Allegheny arc the ones to whom I refer.
The daily ascent and descent of hills, where
the horse cars or inclines do not traverse,
has been the cause of more crooked limbs
than was ever thought of. The ascent of a
hill, of course, makes muscular develop
ment; but in the descent, a person throws
the entire weight of his' body upou the
knee and ankle joints, which relax in order
to eaie the strain upon the forelimb, and
the main weight falls for support upon
the ankles. There is a superabundance of
avoirdupois bearing down upon them,
which naturally causes them to crook, thus
throwing the limb from the ankle to the
knee into a 'bow' shape.
"The only remedy I could suggest would
be for all hill denizens to-make the descent
STILETTO FUN IS CHEAP.
That I:nIInn Who Stnbbed Ills Fellow Coon
trymnn Is Fined 810.
At the Central station hearing vesterdar
morning Magistrate Gripp fined Frank
Buffo, the Italian who cut C. B. Scornetta
with a stilletto in Splane's court Saturday
night, was fined $10 and costs. Scornetta,
who was held as a witness, and Giovinni
Caffe were discharged, while Mossmin Seal
noto and Patisto were each fined $3 and
costs for participating in the disorder.
Edward Watson was sent 30 days to the
workhouse for abusing a newsboy on Fifth
Lida Frew had been arrested for drunk
enness and disorderly conduct on complaint
of her husband (who appeared at the hear
ing and testified she had been drunk for a
week, running around with other men and
neglecting he bouse and family). She was
sent up for 30 days.
John Hicks and William Major had been
arrested while holding up and robbing a
drunken man on New Grant street. They
were each given 30 days.
James Downey, accused of striking
James Bennett in the eye with a brick on
Fountain street, was held over and an infor
mation will be entered aeainst him this
A Mnn Assaulted While Coming; Ont of a,
Pcnn Avenne Store.
Between 8 and 9 o'clock on Saturday
night, Michael Crowley and his wife came
out of a grocery store on Penn avenue, be
tween Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth
streets, where they had been purchasing
some supplies. Crowley stooped down to
pick up a package, and as he did so he was
assaulted by a man who dealt him a heavy
blow on the head with a handy-billy, in
flicting an ugly wound and knocking him
Mrs. Crowley and some other women who
were standing about at the time recognized
the assailant as John Watkins. An infor
mation was subsequently lodged against
Watkins for aggravated assault and bat
tery before Mrgistrate McKenna. Watkins
was arrested yesterday and lodged in the
Twelfth ward station to await a hearing.
Mr. Crowley was at a loss to know why he
had been assaulted, as Watkins and he
never had any dispute.
AN ALLEGHENI EAID.
Tha Result of the Morning Hearing Before
At the rqorning hearing before Mayor
Pearson, of Allegheny, yesterday William
Henderson was given 90 days and George
Zimmerman CO days in the workhouse for
creating a disturbance on Federal street.
Bartholomew Burke was found asleep on
a doorstep, and when awakened by Officer
Speer hit him in the face. He was given
30 days. Michael Sullivan, drunk, was
given 48 hours in jail.
Officers Cnllen and Shields heard loud
noises and boisterous singing at the house,
85 Robinson street, about 2 o'clock yester
day morning and they raided the place.
They captured three women and four men,
who gave their nrfmes as Mollle Butler,
Mollie Wilson ana Annie Wilson, and
Frank Morris, John Cross, Thomas Crehan
and B, Johnston. The women were sent to
the workhouse in default of $50 fine, and
the men paid $15 and costs each.
THE COUSIN OF A G0FEEN0E.
That's What Frank Cox Says He is, and Not
a Banko Man.
Frank Cox, one of the witnesses for the
defense in the Lemon-Aldrich bunko case, is
rather wrought up pver the statement of the
prosecuting attorney, who classed the wit
nesses for the defense as a gang of bunko
men. Mr. Cox has submitted sufficient
proof that he is a respectable business man.
He says he is a banker in Stafford, Piatt
county, Kan., and has lived in the town
since 18S2, and in the county since 1877. He
has been active in State politics, he savs; is
at present a member of the State KepuSlican
Committee; has been Clerk of Piatt county,
a member of the legislature and Mayor of
He refers to Governor Martin, of Kansas,
who is said to be his cousin; also to Con
gressman Peters, and the Secretary of State.
That Other Young Imbiber.
David Hutchinson, the lad who was found
on Third avenue Friday dead drunk and
taken to the Homeopathic Hospital, was
taken to his home in Allegheny Saturday.
He is only 12 years old, and said he got his"
whisky at a picnic
THE TANKS JRTO DRY.
The Penny-in-the-Slot Scheme Beats
the L. and 0. League.
ONE SUNDAY OP SALES FOR CASH,
When tho Sellers Couldn't le Found at
Work by Officers.
DRUGSTORES AND MILE SHAKES AGAIN
Captain Wishart was interviewed yester
day afternoon at 'his cozy residence on Mt.
Washington for the purpose of ascertaining
the temper of the Law and Order League in
the matter of tho drop-a-penny-in-the-slot-and-get-a-glass-of-water
have been put up all over the two cities,
and which reaped a generous harvest yester
day. The myrmidons of thoL. & O. gazed
longingly at the machines, but were at sea,
as it was a new wrinkle in the line of eva
sion of Sunday law. Modern enterprise
seemed to havo the blue laws on the hip.
Captain Wishart seemed rather cautious
about expressing an opinion upon the mat
ter. "Yes," said he, "I '.have seen the
water machines, but our Executive Commit
tee has not had any legal advice upon the
implied or express violation of the Sunday
selling laws. Oh, yes, we shall look the
matter up, for the society keeps right up
with the procession. Should beer or whisky
be furnished in an automatic manner, I
have no doubt that our courts would con
strue such sales as evasions or violations of
the law. I am not prepared to say what we
will do until we have further knowledge.
I uphold Dr. Hamilton's opinion that river
water withont ice is the healthiest drink. for
warm weather. Besides, much mineral
water is manufactured."
AS HOSTILE AS rOSSIBLE.
"What attitude does the Law and Order
League assume in regard to 'speak-easies?'"
"We had 22 cases before a magistrate
last month, under the act of 1855. All of
the cases were for Sunday selling. Several
defendants were fined the minimum amount,
$50, with the understanding that they were
to quit selling on Sunday. As an alterna
tive I threatened to prosecute under the
Brooks law, and thus they would receive
'heavier punishment and fines; and in this
manner quite a numberof speak-easies have
been permanently closed. I don't believe
that there are 'hundreds' of these places in
the two cities, as I see claimed. '
"The speak-easies do very little harm, by
the way. Their clientelle is very limited,
for every man who gets in must be vouched
for. I know of one place we raided where
the entire stock of beer on hand for Sunday
was b quarter keg." "
"How about suppression of these places?"
"It is hard for our agents to make out
strong cases, because of the secrecy which
surrounds them. The Department ot Public
Safety could close every speak-eay in Pitts
burg within ten days. But the public can
not very well ask of officials why they 'do
not attend to their duty."
"Do the saloon keepers, desire the speak
"If they do, there are no indications of
such a desire. I have- heard it stated that
the saloon men have more business now
than they can accommodate, and do not feel
that the illicit traffic injures them.' The
L. & O. will prosecute all tbe speak-easy
cases we can get hold of. simply in the line
of supplying official shortcomings."
"This pennv-in-the-slot scheme is pretty
chilly for us Pittsburgers," remarked a man
who has stood in the forefront of many a
valiant battle with Captain Wishart "Here
a lot of rank outsiders from Minneapolis
come in here and sell their mineral water
all day Sunday, and we are forced to keep
our soda water fountains shut and see others
making money. If there is such a thing as
consistency about the L. & O., they should
move actively against this new scheme."
The Waukesha mineral water machines
did an immense business yesterday, and
were all exhausted by 2 o'clock in tbe after
noon. It is only fair to say that tbe ma
chine is prevented from being a bunko game
by tbe fact that, when the contents are ex
hausted, a piece of metal descends and
closes up the slot, so that no one can lose by
experimenting to see whether a drink can be
secured or not.
The movement among the druggists, out
lined recently in The DisPATcn, showing
that it was proposed to sell soda water and
other articles on Sunday in defiance of the
Law and Order League, was inaugurated
by a number of druggists yesterday who
sold as in the days before the L. and O. One
Federal street druggist in Allegheny, and
some others, were doing a rushing business.
Among the sidewalk men Martin and the
man at the Casino Museum ventured into
the old style. The extreme heat of the day
insured a lively patronage to those who had,
the temerity to brave the blue laws.
A T0UNG BRIDE BADLI BDENED.
Mrs. Alicia. Clinton Receives Terrible In
juries at Her Homo In Allegheny.
Mrs. Alicia Clinton, a handsome young
woman, who has only been married two
weeks, was badly burned last evening, and
her injuries may prove fatal. About 6
o'clock she attempted to light a fire at her
home, No, 27J4 Ward street, Allegheny, by
the use of kerosene oil. There was an ex
plosion and she was horribly burned about
The patrol wagon was called and the in
jured woman was taken to the Allegheny
General Hospital. The atten Jingphysicians
say her injuries are probably of a fatal
WHI SHE FAINTED.
A Very Sad Scene In a Police SiatlonHonse,
Next to a Cell.
Thomas Campbell and James Doran were
arrested by Officer Terry yesterday after
noon, and lodged in the 'Eleventh ward
station, charged with disorderly conduct.
Terry-alleges that the prisoners were fight
ing on Fulton street, near Wylie avenue.
About 9 o'clock Mrs. Campbell called at the
station to see her husbarid, and when shown
back to the cell she fainted, falling to the
floor unconscious. Sergant Berry ran to her
assistance, and after bathing her head well
with water she was brought too, and sent to
George Kline's Sunday Folly.
George Kline was arrested by Officer
O'Donnell early yesterday morning, charged
with disorderly conduct. The officer alleges
that Kline was insulting ladies on West
Carson street, near Main, and wanted to
start a fight. He was locked up in the
Thirty -sixth ward station, and given a hear
ing yesterday morning and fined $5 and
He Fell, When Shot at.
Frank Bummel was arrested by Officer
"Vbgel for raising a disturbance on Ann
street about 3 o'clock yesterday morning.
When taken to the box at the corner of
Fifth avenue and Washington streets, Bum
mel broke away and ran. A shot was fired
after him, and'he fell down and was recap
tured. He was fined $3 and costs.
Fell Down the Stairs.
Mrs. Jane McCall, an old lady, was on
her way to the St. Agnes Church yesterday
morning. She was going down the steps on
Bradystreet from Fifth avenue, when she
slipped and fell down the first flight, injur-,
ing her back and spraining her arm.
' PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,
SNAKES DON'T FIGHT.
A Plea of Self Defense Intervened far the
Venomons Rattler How They Go Blind
In Shedding Their bklns.
Less art is reauired to write snake stories
thanJiny other kind. Ever since the day
that Eve flirted with the ophidian there has
been a glamor about the serpent that ob
scures all defects in symmetry or rhetoric in
a snake story. The reader becomes hypno
tized as soon as he strikes the story, and a
chilling sensation Of the horrible comes
over him and stupefies him to such an ex
tent that he gives ready credence to any rot
that the narrator seesTBt to furnish, no mat
ter whether the snake in question be a harm
less garter, a venemous rattler or a rib
But there are some things ridiculously
stupid that snake story tellers indulge in
with delight, and one is in telling of the
terrible character of the rattlesnake. It is
true he isn't a pleasant bedfellow, if you
give him room to strike, butif you were to
thro w your" arm across him within six inches
of his head, and hold it there, he couldn't
hurt you in the least. The rattler's bite
is very dangerous; but be never attacks
any one except to snap vicipuslv in the
direction or any noise when he is blind. It
is Uhe snake's sense of helplessness that
makes it ugly at that time. He is a very
peaceable reptile, and had rather crawl
away from you than attack you at anytime,
except that the mother, when she has her
amiable little snakelets sporting about her,
is possessed of all the virtue that belongs to
motherhood in any sphere of animal life,
and is jealous at such times of any foreign
The writer has been among the rattlers
many times, both in tbe Allegheny mount
ain huckleberry patches and on the prairies,
and found them universally disposed to
peace, and averse to action except when
hungry, and they are too modest to make a
meal on anything larger than a young
The fact is, that one angry bear, when
cornered, is more dangerons than would be
the combined attack of all the rattlesnakes
There is another ridiculous belief largely
entertained in sections where venomous ser
pents abound, and that is that their venom
causes them to go blind in hot
weather. The fact is, that all
snakes in this latitude, venomous and
non-venomous, are blind just before
shedding their skins, and they all get new
suits each summer. They shed the skin, or
whatever may be its scientific name, of the
eye as well as of the rest of the body, as you
may determine for your own satisfaction
the first time you find a freshly cast-off
A EEPT1LE ATTACKED.
A Tond That Wasa't Afraid to Tackle a
Snake In Earnest.
"I once saw something when a small
boy," said an old stager yesterday, "that I
never heard of since, and that was a toad
attack a snake, after the latter bad been
forced to let go his hold. Itwas in a black
smith shop built of logs in Indiana county.
The blacksmith was working at his anvil
when a squeaking sonnd was heard at one
side of the shop which attracted attention.
"Turning to look the blacksmith and the
narrator saw a large toad dragging himself
into the inclosure. with a 15-inch garter
snake following. The snake had the hind
leg of the toad swallowed. With a pair of
hot tongs the blacksmith caught the snake,
which released its hold as quickly as possi
ble. Instead of hopping away, as was to
be expected, the toad turned uself around
and, leaping six inches high in the air,
came down on the body of the snake and
bit it savagely."
At that time the narrator was innocent of
even the taste of whisky, so that he says he
knows it was a real snako that he saw, and
no illusion. When he told the story to his
father he was forced, to save himself from a
whipping for lying, to bring the black
smith for proof, and as the latter was an
elder in the Presbyterian Church and a
teetotaler, the rod was laid away for the
A HIGH TBIBUTE PAID.
A Classmate of tho Late W. M. Lyon Writes
Warmly of Him.
President Harper, of the Bank of Pitts
burg, has received a lengthy letter from
Benjamin Patton, of Defiance county, Ohio,
a lifelonz friend of the late W. M. Lyon, in
which the writer deplores the loss of his old
friend and reveals many of his peculiarities.
Mr. Patton mentions many instances of Mr.
Lyon's unobtrusive but well-chosen chari
ties, among which was the purchase of the
house of a ruined friend and the gift of the
property to his family.
It is also developed that Mr. Lyon was a
cultured and careful scholar in classics, and
kept well up with literature of the day, be
sides being an earnest reader of Biblical lit
erature. Mr. Lyon numbered in his ancestry
William McClay, first United States Sena
tor from Pennsylvania, and the memoirs of
that fine old gentleman are now in process of
publication after being in Mr. Lyon's pos
session for many years. Mr. Lyon's grand
uncle, Samuel McClav, also represented
this State in tbe United States Senate, and
had much to do with the formation of the
'Jeffersonian school of Democracy.
The Same Old Story.
A 10-year-old boy named Crowley, who
lives in Mulberry alley, near Thirty-third
street, was playing with a revolver at noon
yesterday. The pistol accidentally went off,
and the bullet passed through the.boy's left
( A Scalding Cap of Tea.
A child belonging to Harry Bushton, of
Ohio street, Allegheny, was badly scalded
about tbe face yesterday by having a cup of
boiling tea upset over it
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents pfn Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Reading.
W. P. Deabmitt left for Minneapolis last
The Atterbnry brothers started on a fishing
trip to Cape Cod.
'Ex-MATOEFuXTOif returned to his Colorado
ran ch last night.
Habby Darlington Is enjoying the moun
tain breezes at Cressou.
Mabsh McDonald went to Cincinnati to
sell oS some of his coal.
Db. Daly has jnst returned from the White
Mountains and Newport,where he has been for
The rate to the G. A. R. Encampment in
Milwaukee has been made one fare for tho
Mns. M. Hibsch, of Mansfield, O., is visiting
ber sister-in-law, Mrs. E. Katz, 149 Arch street,
Chables C. Donnelly, of tho McCIure
Coke Company, bas gone to Alexander Bay for
a few weeks' rest.
Mbs. E. C. Painter and family, ot Congress
street, city, have returned after a two weeks'
sojourn at Confluence.
The W. C. Acheson Fishing Club, an organ
ization of 40 residents of the Twelfth ward,
nave left for three weeks' sport at White
Mbs: DavidsoitHebeon, of Herron Hill,
will give a lawn fete and sapper at ber home
next Thursday for the benefit of one or the
washed-out Johnstown churches.
The S. T. Richards Fishing Club, composed
pf 25 members from the Hill wards of tbe city,
will leave to-day for their camp In tbe
northeastern part of Erie county.
Sous boys while playing with matches yes
terday afternoon set a ragsnop-at the corner
of South Seventh street and Cabot way on fire.
Tbe flames were put out before anyamago
Mbs. James Duncan, Miss SadieMcLaugb
lin, Miss Lena Doak, Miss Mary Marshall and
Miss Maggie pilleland leave to-morrow for
New York City, whence they will sail Thurs
day on a tour which is to embrace the Unguis
Ialesand the Continent ,
MONDAY, JULY 8,
Three Boys Drowned in Treacherous
A P0LICEMAF3 GALLANT CONDUCT
He Nearly Perishes in Eeleasintr a Drown
ing Lad's Death-Grip.
AN ATTOBKEX'S TEEI SUDDEN DEATH
The bright day and consequent warmth of
the river water lured numerous small and
large boys to the banks of the Monongahela,
Ohio and Allegheny rivers. Some of the
boys were unable to swim, and the list of
drowning fatalities for the day was three.
For several Sundays recently there have
been deaths by drowning, and this ghastly
form of fun seems to havo marked the day
as its own.
Officer Truby Shaul distinguished him
self by conspicuous bravery in a case which
had the Monongahela river as its scene, by
bringing to the surface the remains of the
drowned son of a brother officer. Andrew
Cronin, the 13-year-old son of ex-Officer
Andrew Cronin, was bathing in the Monon
gahela river with a number of companions
at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The
lad stepped into a deep hole and did not
come to the surface. His frightened play-,
mates called loudly for help, and John Ca
hill, a somewhat older boy, dived
TO EECOVEB THE BODY,
and succeeded in touching it with his foot,
but became so frightened by the contact that
he was unable to try it again. No one else
volunteered until Officer Truby Shaul came
along. He divested himself of his clothing
and after diving three time, he succeeded
in bringing the body to tbe surface. He
was so wornout by the exertion that he
.nearly perished, and he barely succeeded In
reaching shallow water with his burden. In
the death agony, young Cronin had wound
his arms around a log at the bottom with
such energy as to require great efforts to re
lease the bold. The body was taken to Flan
nery's undertaking rooms, where an inquest
will be held this evening.
Almost opposite, at the foot of South
Twenty-first street, at abont the same time
in the afternoon, James McGlade was
drowned. The lad got out of his depth and
help was not at hand to save him. The
body was recovered and taken to the home
of his father, No. 151 South Sixteenth, later
in the afternoon.
- THE THIED FATALITY
by drowning happened at the foot of Beaver
avenue, Allegheny, in the afternoon. W line
Gillian was bathing with some boys, and the
crowd waded out to George Ljrsle & Son's
wharf boat. Gillian was bantered to jump
off, and finally did so. The current whirled
him under the boat, and although search
was made the body could not be found. The
boy's parents live on California avenue,
Samuel Palmer, Esq., one of the oldest
and most prominent lawyers at the Pitts
burg bar, dropped dead 'yesteTday at his
home, No. 39 Anderson street, Allegheny,
heart disease being the cause. He had just
returned from the moraine: services at the
Third Presbyterian Church with his
wife. Immediately upon entering the
dining room he fell to tbe
A nbysician was promptly summonej
but before his arrival Mr. Palmer wasjlead.
His wife was prostrated, and the shoex may
result seriously. Their only chibija daugh
ter, is absent from home on ajracation. She
was sent for, and will arrwe to-day or to
Mr. Palmer did not I figure very promi
nently in the trial of cafes in court, but had
a large office practice and was considered an
authority on all subjects. He was a consult
ing attorney, and many of the lawyers called
upon him for ad vice. Ie was very wealthy,
some of his acquaintances putting his for
tune at half a Million' dollars, principally
in real estate. i
The Coroner was notified yesterday morn
iug of the sudden death of a child, 30 days
old, of Powell and Kate Baraum, No. 621
Carson street. Deputy Ccroner Loughterey
viewed the remains and decided an inquest
SHOCKED THl CONGBEGATION.
Warm Weather juauses a Presbyterian
Rector to Faint Away In Ills Pulpit.
Washington, July 7. Services at the
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
this morning were brought to an abrupt
close by a startling incident. In. the ab
sence of the B4v. "W. A. Bartlett, D. D.,
pastor, the pulpit was occupied by the Ber.
Hugh SmithiCarpenter, D. D., of Brook
lyn, who suddenly fainted a few minutes
after having begun his sermon. There was
no apparent (indication of weakness on his
part, and hisrcollapse rudely startled the con
gregation, and two or three ladies gave, way
Physicians were at the preacher's side in
a moment, and pronounced the attack a
mere fainting spell, superinduced by the
hot weatHer. The congregation was dis
missed, although the doctor strongly in
sisted upojn resuming his discourse.
0N1T A MIGHT HA YE BEEN.
Tjosm Roll Off a Platform Car While tho Ex
Shortly after noon yesterday, when the
Pennsylvania Railroad Pacific express
was Entering the outer yards in
this cnty from the East, its passage
jolted J or jarred a platform car
on an i
djaccnt track, so that a portion of
ot heavy Jogs rolled on. xnese in
jolted the express that nearly all the
ers in one or more ot its coaches
;rown off their feet or out of their
Nobody was injured, however, for
ress was not going fast enough.
NOTHING BUT ASHES.
An Emr ess Snfo Which Contained a Quan
tity of Paper Money. .
Washington, July 7. One of the. ex
press iafes that was in the JN or folk and
westefn wreck near Tnaxton, Va., last
week, iras received at the Treasury Depart
ment yesterday and its contents examined.
The exjbress company -made application to
be reimbursed for the bank and treasury
notes colitained in the safe, amounting to
several thousand dollars, but the contents
were almost absolutely destroyed, there
being nfothing left but a few charred bits ot
paper. iThere was also some jewelry and
watches in the safe and they were ruined.
Ran Agnlnst a Lamp Post.
BoberL Anderson, who lives at Oakland,
ing out Filth avenue, last evening
is horse necame ingntenea at a
tr, and ran against a lamp post,
Mr. Anderson out on the pave
ment, cutting a deep gash on the side of his
head, the horse was caught by Officer
More of (Them Printed Lawns at S Cents.
'Standard prints, 4c Yard wide satines,
a cents. Come early.
JOS. HORNS & UO3
Penn Avenue Stores.
For tbe Jfamlly
saps, in family
or family use.
tight, just I
e proper size
' " B, S. KABTIK & Co.
BIGGER THAN A JUDGE.-
So Think Some of Oar Lawyers About the
District Attorneyship A CbstNot Given
The selection of a man to fill the office of
District Attorney has been much discussed
of late, and not more by tho candidates and
would-be candidates than Fy people who
have only an Interest in common with a
majority of citizens in the selection of a
good man. It is rightly held to be one of
the most important offices in the country.
Some leading lawyers were discussing the
matter, and, said one:
"The office is the most important in the
county, and the Assistant District Attorney
should also be a man of the utmost probity.
He has power to manage criminal cases so
that the most important testimony can be
excluded fronf the grand jnrv, and I have
known cases in which that body would have
found indictments had it had sufficient testi
mony before it testimony known to many
people, but never brought put. An idea
prevails that almost any lawyer is com
petent to act asistrict Attorneyjbut that is
a mistake. In important criminal cases he
generally has the ablest criminal lawyers
pitted against him for the defense, and in
such cases they make a study of them, while
he frequently knows no more of them than
what is developed on trial:
"The emoluments of the office are, or
ought to be at least, sufficient to satisfy the,
best talent at the bar. Then the District
Attorney has almost unlimited power in the
management of cases; more than has the
court itself, and he can hamper to an extent
known to but few Deople.
"He should not be eligible to re-election,
nor should the Clerk of Courts. I have
known men who failed, and who would have
acquited themselves with honor had they
not been tempted to act sinuously in order
to secure a second term."
At this point the speaker noticed a re
porter, and called out: "Here, youl "We
are not talking for publication."
WAITING FOE ANGEL WINGS.
An Ohio Crank's Glittering; Promises
Southern Plantation Hands.
Chaeleston, S. C, July 7. Bell, the
Ohio crank who has been posing as Christ
among the negroes on the rice plantations
on the banks of the Savannah river and who
was tried for lunacy a week or so
ago and liberated, although adjudged
a lunatic, is raising cain among tbe
negroes. His followers fall down
on their hands and knees whenever he ap
proaches and their numbers are increasing
every day. They say they are preparing for
the march to Canaan, where their Christ is
to lead them next month. He has told them
that he has sent for a carload of angels'
wings for his followers and expects the
cargo every day.
It is difficult to believe, but it is the truth,
that the negroes are flocking to him from all
directions, leaving their homes, crops and
all their belongings, to follow him to the
promised land. Farmers are unable to get
help, and in some instancessome plantations
are said to have been abandoned. Bell told
tbem there is noneed to work, as he is going
to lead them to the promised land. There ;
is ui& oi lyncuing mm.
FDN FOE THE BEITISHEES.
A Party of Collegian Baseball Players to
Tench Them tho plrent Game.
tSFXCUL TILIORAjl-to Till DISPATCH.
New York, July 7. "When the big
Cunarder TTmbrifi cast loose from the moor-.
ings yesterdaunnd steamed out on her way
to Liverposifshe had on board some base-
IiaHTTiAn vhn ftrft f.nlnf in nefanisli h
fl"inBritishers. The arty consists of eight
members of tbe baseball nines of Harvard
and Tale Universities. Under the auspi tea
of a number of wealthy Englishmen, so it
is said, the collegians are going to exhibit
their ball-playing powers before the facul
ties and students ot the various colleges of
Though they will get no regular salary, it
is reported that $20 a week will be paid'to
each man for expenses while they are travel
ing over England, showing the boys ot the
old-country colleges and schools the way to
GEAFH1TE MINES IN MICHIGAN.
A Discovery That Will be IXIahlyniportant
to That Region.
Deteoit, July 7. The discovery of the
Baraga graphite mine in Northern Michi
gan promises to develop Into a matter of
more than ordinary importance. The mine
has been known to exist for several years,
but it was not until recently that the pro
duct of it was recognized as carbon, and
more recently still that the carbon was of
sufficientpurity for commercial uses. Graph
ite comes from this mine in laree chunks as
it is blasted, and is then easily subdued to a
For the purpose of reducing it the same
process is adopted as that used in grinding
wheat, although there have not yet been any
successful experiments in using the "patent
roller process." The old-fashioned burr
stones grind the graphite, and it is after
wards bolted like flour and sold according
to its grade or fineness.
Excursloa to the Lakes None Better for
To Cleveland, 53; Detroit. f6; Mackinac,
$10. Bound trip, July 11. Trains leave
Pittsburg and Lake Erie depot at 2:35 and
5:10 p. M., city time. Tickets and berths at
McCormick's, 401 Smithfield street.
Parents, Don't Delny
Having yours and the children's pictures
taken before too late, at Aufrecht's Elite
Gallery. 516 Market st Pittsburg. Cab
inets, $1 00 per dozen. Proofs shown. No
stairs to climb; use elevator. mwtssu
Fancy Lisle Stockings at 30 Cents.
About half price; see them.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
Cabinet photographs, $1 a dozen.
Hendricks & Co.,
68 Federal st, Allegheny.
More of Them Printed Lawns at S Cents
Standard prints. 4c yard wide satines, 3
cents come early.
" Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Silver Age Eye at ?1 50 per full quart.
Sold everywhere. Principal depot. Max
Klein, Allecheny. awr
French Satines, IS Cents ,
The 30-cent kind, to-day.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Marvin's honey cakes. Try them once
and you will never want to be without
French Satines, 15 Cents
The 30-cent kind, to-dav.
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Best $1 50 per doz. cabinet photos in the
city. Panel picture with each dor, cabinets.
Lies' Popitlab Gaiaebt, 10 and 13
Sixth st sujiwf
French Satines, 15 Cents
The 30-cent kind, to-day.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s,
Penn Avenue Stores.
Bring; the Children
To-day to Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516
jtiarKei si., .riiisour?. use elevator. i;am-
nets f 1 per dosea.s Proofs shown to all.- J
AN INCIPIENT EIOT.
Three or Pour Policemen Try to Stop
' Disorder and Are Assailed.
THE CROWD GROWS TROUBLESOME,
And 7 Officers and 30 Toughs Take a Hand
in the Matter.
ONE SANGUINAEI SDNDAI SQUABBLE
The fight which occurred Saturday night
at the corner of Fourteenth street and
Penn avenue, between several policemen
and the roughs of that vicinity, was of
larger proportions and of a more serious
nature than at first reported. From facts
since learned, it appears that Officer Peo
ples attempted to arrest James' Campbell
for disorderly conduct, and he, with the
assistance of Patrick Churchhill, resisted.
Peoples then blew his whistle, which
brought to the scene of action Officers Met
zer, Burns and others.
By this time a crowd, numbering fully
500, had collected around the fighters, who
then numbered about seven police and
30 toughs. Cobblestones were brought into
use by the rioters, who succeeded in striking
Policeman Peoples on the arms and back,
but did not seriously injure him.
WITH HIS OWN MACE.
Officer Burns was knocked down and his
mace taken from him, and, it is said, he
was hammered aver the head with it, bruis
ing his scalp and his eye considerably.
The fight continued for some time, the
police using theirmaces freely. They only
succeeded in making three arrests at that
time. Those arrested are Patrick Churchill,
James Campbell and Joseph Cox. The
latter, before being captured, ran to the Tear
of a store owned by Mrs. Potts, on Penn
avenue, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
streets. He was pursued by several officers,
and, to escape, he jumped through four dif
ferent windows, breaking the glass and cut
ting his hands rather badly. He was cap
tured at Eleventh street.
SUBINO HIS FLIGHT
through Mrs. Potts' house she had her leg
broken in some mysterious way, which none
of the officers spoken to could explain; but
it is alleged that Cox's flight had something
to do with it.
An information was lodged against the
parties captured for disorderly conduct and
assault and battery. They were given a
hearing before Magistrate Gripp yesterday
and Churchhill and Cox were fined (100
and costs and 30 days in the workhonse.
In addition to this. Inspector McAleese
will enter information asainst the three
men, and all others who are now, or mav be,
arrested, for riot, resisting and assaulting
The policemen of the Twelfth ward sta
tion say they are determined to break up a
gang who make the vicinity of Fourteenth
street and Penn avenue their headquarters.
The rioters in question are said to be some
of the number. )
IT DEEW 500 ALSO:
A Somewhat Riotous Sunday Night Pro-'
ceedlnc That Was Tory Lively.
A street fight with sanguinary though
not very serious results occurred at the cor
ner of Third avenue and Market street
abont 7 o'clock last evening, attracting a
crowd of about COO people. The trouble
was started by Edward Woods, who was
full of fighting whisky, and had been look
ing for a fight all afternoon. He was ac
companied by two friends. At the corner
ot- Third avenue be met Daniel Duncan and
a couple of friendi-walking peaceably along
Market street. Woods attacked one of
Duncan's friends and Duncan ran to pull
him oft, but Woods then made a break for
the street and, picking up a large cobble
stone, swung it with full force, striking
Duncan squarely between the eyes, break
ing his nose and injuring one of his eyes
By this time the two friends of each
Duncan and Woods were fighting to pre
vent any interference with their respective
friends, and tbe row progressed for several
minutes before the arrival of the police.
When Officers Tom Paisley and Garrett
Crossman arrived Paisley started to arrest
Woods, bn! he still continued to fight, and
kicked the officer in the face several times
before he was clubbed into submission.
The other parties to the fight all fled when
the officers came, but Woods and Duncan
were taken, both literally covered with
blood, to Central station. Duncan was soon
afterward released on a forfeit for his an-
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all Indicate that you need a few doses
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Tbey are prepared from the purest
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est care by
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Be sure you get the genuine. Count
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RAIN OR SHINE.
60c, 65c. 75c, . $1 25, M SO, II 75. J2. 35, $2 50,
75, S3, S3 25. J3 50. S3 75, St, H 25, 5a
"H 75, S5, S5 25, $5 50, $3 75, J6L
THOSE KEEP COOL CORSETS
are selling lively. Tbey are so comfortable
and give you such a perfect shape. Return
them If you do not like them,
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109 Federal Street,
pearance at the morning hearing and started
for a doctor. He says he will enter suit for
felonious assault against Woods this morn
ing, in addition to charges of disorderly
conduct and resisting an officer that he will
have to answer. Witnesses to the assault
say that it was entirely unprovoked by
Duncan.and the latter savs he never saw
Woods before. The police are looking for
the two men who were with Woods before
A EAID ON A TOUGH GANG.
Only Two ef an Annoying- Company Cap
tured and Incarcerated.
Numerous complaints have reached the
police officials lately about a crowd of
rowdies and toughs who make the corner of
Grant and Fountain streets a rendezvous,
where they congregate nightly, insulting
passersby and making themselves generally
obnoxious. Officer McCafferty, acting;
under orders, made a raid on the gang yes
terday, arresting James Qumn and James
McGuigan. They were locked up in Cen
tral station, but released later on forfeits.
ANXIOUS TO GET HOME.
Smallpox Ra rating- at Sr.Marc, Along- With)
nn Epidemic of Yellow Fever.
ISPXCZU. HUGBJJI TO TUX DISPATCn.l
New Yobk:, July 7. The steamship'
George W. Clyde, from St, Mare June 30
came in yesterday. On the date named she
saw the United States man-of-war, the
Kearsarge, doubtless, in the harbor at Mole,
St. Nicholas. Her last news of the Ossipee
was that all were aboard, nobody but Com
mander Kellogg and the surgeon having'
been allowed ashore, but all were anxious
to get home again. Hippolyte and his Cab
inet were all at St. Marc on the 30th. Small
pox had broken out there, along with the
yellow lellow. There were 22 cases.
They had the usual reports there that
Legitime's army at Port an Prince was
deserting. He was sending his navy to sub
due revolts in Jeremie, Anx Cayes and Jac
mel at last accounts, and was reported to be
engaged in a diplomatic quarrel with tha
Silver Age Bye at 51 50 per full quart.
Sold everywhere. Principal depot, Max
Klein, Allegheny. , mwt
JDS. HDRNE k CD.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
BUSIER AND BUSIER.
That's tbe way it bas been thus far this July.
French Satines, this morning, at 15c a yard
The 30c Vind, this season's styles.
The 45o "Anderson" Finest Scotch Ginghama
In high novelties aro now 25c a yard here.
The 25c quality fine American Ginghams are
now 15c here.
More of the Printed Lawns at 5c; tho yard
i iaj -1
wide Satines at 8c; the Standard Prints at 4c;
tbe 12c Ginghams at 6c
. Over in Wool Dress Goods aisle sea tho new
patterns in French Cballis; tbe Challl Mohairs
at 25c; the fancy Mohairs at 25c; the SI and 31 25 .
French Summer Dress Goods at 50c a yard; the
all-wool Debeiges, 35c 50c and 60c; the-50-inch
Plaid and Striped Fine Wool Suitings at SI: tha
Mohair Mixtures at 35c; tbe Cream Albatross
at 40c; the Cream Flannel Suitings at 50c; tha
fancy Scotch Sbirtlng and Suiting Flannels at
25c and at 50c
The cheapest way to buy Ribbons the lot
we have in are of odd lengths plain colors
The Summer Hats sailors and other shapes.
at 25c; the stylish trimmed Bonnets and Hata-i
patterns at 85.
Parasols S10 50 ones at S3 501 -i
. The Cambric and Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Sacques;the Summer Corsets; tho '
Traveling Bags and Chatelaine Bags.
The new fancy Lisle Thread Stockings at SOef
tbe "fast black" Cotton Stockings at 25c, far
better than usual.
The new style Blazer Jackets for Ladles; the
"mark downs" in Summer Cloth Jackets; tbs
Long Wraps, and Dusters, for travelers; thO"
all kinds of Summer Suits for Ladies and
Children; the Flannel and Silk Blouse Waists,
SI and upward. '
Then, the Curtain Boom bargains; Curtains t
ana uaLCo Dea oets; ist tue f-uiucuiueriesasQ.
Flouncing Laces; tbe Fish Net Draperies;
Silks Silks Silks we" never have sold $
many as now never so good at the prices as 1
now. Buy them now, of course. v, 'JS'
JDS. HDRNE I GDI'S
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FENN AVENUE STORES.
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