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kept watch anxiously. At nearly daybreak the
. baying of bloodhounds betokened the approach
ol the white party, and It was deemed tueless
to attempt an escape.
FLESION LED I1T PBATEB.
It was deterraed to defend themselves, and,
after looking to their guns, the colored men
held a prayer meeting, orer which Flemon pre
aided. Dawn was just breaking, when the
whites opened Are, and the colored men re
sponded. A lively fusllade followed, in the
cohrse of which Flemon was shot through the
arm, causing a compound fracture of the
The whites hurriedly decamped after a rak
ing volley fired by the colored men, and it was
afterward learned that James Blackwell, a
white lad aged 13, and not at that time or any
other a deputy sheriff, bad been mortally
wounded and died the same day while being
hurried back to his home. He was, therefore,
not an officer of the law, and did not die in the
discharge of his official duty as has been
claimed. Several colored men of the party
were killed aua wounded. But 1 wish to em
phasize the fact that ujere was not a legally
authorized deputy sheriff in the white party.
BEET STROM'S IDENTITY.
'''I'eannot hejp expressing my indignation, Mr.
Dalzell, at the way in which Governor Richard
son has chosen to add insult to injury in this
matter, so far as our race is concerned.' South
Carolina has armed with her commission and
sent to Pittsburg as a United Stated Marshal.
Bert Strom, one of the leaders in that infamous
midnight shooting party. I have no doubt that
Strom was glad to meet Flemon. The sequel
to this page of Southern cloition History Is fully
as dark as the story I have told. Two colored
men of the party tired upon wero lynched with
out the semblance of a trial the following
night. Two more were tried for the murder of
Blackwell and hung. Two more were tried and
convicted, but secured a new trial and were
acquitted. But they
SWOBE FLEMOX'S LIFE AWAT,
maintaining stoutly that he fired the fatal shot
that ended Blackwell's life. Bat, as a matter
of fact, in was in the half light of erly dawn;
and. of the number of shots fired, it would be
hard for an unbiased jury to say woo really did
fire the fatal shot. Be may have been acces
sory, but even that is doubtful. He, of course.
was out of the way, or he would not now be
alive to appeal to the Government that you,
Mr. Dalzell, represent, John Yeldell's life
would not be worth a picayune in Edgefield
county to-day on account of tho false tes
timony given by two poor fellows who
had their own lives to save,
and also the bitter feeling among
the white people, with whom Blackwell was
very popular. 1 believe in my soul that Flemon
will be lynched if he is taken back to Edgefield
county, and I and my brother ministers appeal
to you to exert all your Influence to save his
CONGRESSMAN DALZELlS REPLY.
Mr. McKenna remarked that he thought
that the political excitement at the time ot
the alleged murder justified, in fact made
eminently proper, the presentation of the
facts in the case to President Harrison and
Attorney General "W. H. H. Miller, in order
that the protection of the National Govern
ment could be afforded to the prisoner.'
Mr. Dalzell's response was- as. fol
lows: "The very remarkable turn
affairs have taken interests' me extra
ordinarily, both as an individual and
as a United States Representative If
counsel will embody a statement of the
facts detailed by Bev. Mr. MoMullen,
showing the political complexion oi the
crime and the circumstances, I will person
ally and at once lay the same before the
Attorney General and the Senators from
Pennsylvania, and request that the powers
of the Federal Government, so far as legal,
be invoked to see that, if the prisoner is
returned to South Carolina, he be given as
fair a trial as if he were a white man."
Bev. Mr. Holliday said: "The trouble is
not with the lawyers or judges; but it is the
sentiment of hostility against the colored
OFF FOE WASHINGTON.
Congressman Dalzell asked Messrs. Mc
Keana and Marshall if the statement could
be prepared immediately and placed in his
hands, and received an affirmative reply.
"Then," said Mr. Dalzell, "I will leave
for "Washington to-morrow (this) morning."
This prompt action in the case vastly
pleased the committee, which left thanking
the Congressman volubly. At a late hour
last evening the papers in the case were de
livered by a messenger at the residence of
Mr. Dalzell to that gentleman, and he reit
erated big intention of taking the early
train for "Washington this morning and los
ing no time in obtaining favorable consider
ation for the case from President Harrison
and his erstwhile law-partner, now head of
the Department of Justice. Strong recom
mendations as to Fiemon's private charac
ter, including testimonials from former in
quirers and a lengthy telegram from "Wil
beriorce University, Oberlin, O., where
Flemon studied for the ministry, will be
also taken by Congressman Dalzell. to
strengthen the case.
CHANGE OF LEGAL BASE.
Messrs. McKenna and Marshall, counsel
for Flemon, were still hoping to secure an
allocatur from some member of the Supreme
Bench in time to prevent Flemon's delivery
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agitation of Thursday night and yesterday
culminated in the colored ministers deposit
ing funds with the counsel in order to secure
the allocatur, or order to review, by the Su
preme Court. Mr. McKenna stated last
night that that body has original jurisdic
tion of the habeas corpus, and, failing all
else, an effort will be made to have Flemon
taken to'Philadelphia in order to secure a
hearing before the highest tribunal. In
such case both attorneys would immediate
ly proceed to Philadelphia and argue the
matter. Further development are expected
at the hearing to-day. At all events, the
effort to reach several of the individual jus
tices lias failed.
CHAEGES AOAUTST CITY rOLICE.
At the meeting of colored 'citizens last
Thursday night, considerable excitement
was caused by a resolution offered, the sense
ot which was that a committee of three be
appointed to wait upon Chief Brown and
ask him to explain the charges that the
South Carolina deputies had telegraphed to
Pittsburg anthonties an offer of 5100 for
Flemon's arrest and detention, to be paid if
the Southerners succeeded in identifying
him; that upon the arrival of the deputies
they haggled over the matter and offereU
$50; that the Pittsburg officials said coolly,
"No $100, no identification;" that the mony
was finally paid, and the resolution wanted
to know of Chief Brown whether such ac
tion was what colored citizens paid their
taxes for. The committee was appointed,
according to reliable information.
HE DEWTES. IT ALL.
Inspector McAleese was seen last night,
and asked if the above story, or any portion
thereof, was true. He denied it in toto.
In. tho first rjlace. tbanAliA .nthMtri.. w.-.
not received 6 cents, or any other sum, for malt
In? the arrest. We have heard manv stories
about rewards. One-of them was that yonng
Blackwell's mother was very wealthy and had
ottered a bhr reward for Flemon's capture.
S.M IISS Deputies- means, one oTthem
told me that Governor Richardson was bis per
sonal frien&and advanced aim the money to
make the trip upon. Bet'aofthem are Irvine
truBally jnd. I heard that they hadn't a cent
.No, &lr. we did onrdr.ty in mating that arrest
and no more nor lose. We bad him under sus
picion xorover a w,t and did not arrest him
finally until Coubor.arrtt I had talked nearly
an hoar with him. While we were shadowing
him, we received three or four tele
grams from- tbe Deputies hut did
not answer t'nem nor did we telegraph
hi cpJnE?,?DF J tDa nxt dy aft "
f?e2? !"tt ave heard of no committee. and
5? charges u-.at the police department has re
ceived one, 'cent from anyone for making the
arrescoroif Jse in every particular.
SAMMIES OP THE nTXEEEST XS IT.
Tho following call was issued yesterday:
TatbeCitlieas of Allegheny eoanty, rr
TbecueofF.F. Flemon vs State of South
Carolina, wftlch is fast becoming fanioas, has
Dean ueciaeu sgainsi mm. ills attorneys nave
uuiu oniay w apply u? MOj on
of Pennsylvania for a farther
until Saturday to apply to the, Supreme Court1
or i-cnnsyivania ior a tanner bearing. His
counsel. Means. Charles F. McKenna and
Thomas M. Marshall, have taten the case to
prwecnte. and only ask that the expense of
taking the ea to tbe Supreme Court be borne
by bis friends, and their services will br given
gratis. Believing, as we do, that Mr. Flemon
will not receive Justice at the hands of tbe
State of Sontb Carolina, we appeal to all be
lievers to justice to aid us in raising f nods to
secure for Mr. Flemon all the right of a citizen
Tbe following gentlemen are authorized to
Kv. O. W. Olntoo, Ber. J. H. Tryor. Hev. D.
B. Kestler. Ker. Jeba Uollldsy. Urr.J. B. Smlto,
Joka Tniaey, Pavl Caperton; Isaac Washlnrton.
Chmtroiu: i. C IXlpils, Secretary; U.M.VVuh-
Alleged Steel Cat Positively
Denied by Authority.
CHAIRMAN ABBOTT SETS IT KIGHT.
Third Parties, Bis Competitors, Responsible
for the Story.
OTHER SEWS IN AN INDUSTRIAL LINE
The report, which was given in very posi
tive terms in The Dispatch yesterday, of
a reduction of $6 per ton in the price of
steel plates by Carnegie, Phipps & Co., was,
immediately upon its publication, denied
by Chairman Abbott in terms so emphatic
and conclusive as to establish clearly that,
while current among competing manufac
turers, it was without foundation. It will
be remembered that the report was given
precisely as it came from one of the leading
manufacturers of the city, a representative
firm in the same line of business as Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. This authority was esteemed
good by the reporter.
JL.be fact that in a telephonic message,
later in the night, Chairman Abbott was
understood to admit that moderate reduc
tions had been made "to meet the market,"
seemed to add to the authenticity. But
yesterday, upon a very lull and thorough
investigation by the reporters, it was found
that the source from which they got the in
formation Thursday night would not un
dertake to verify it
THIBDPAETIES AT FAULT.
The case seems to have been one in which
representations were madejjy third parties
to some of Carnegie, Phipps & Co.'s com
petitors, and that fromthese, by the latter,
was constructed a theory as to the cutting of
rates, of the proof of which no evidence is
Mr. Abbott, when seen by a Dispatch
reporter on the subject yesterday, said that
not only was the report absurd, no matter
from wbat quarter it emanated, but still
further, that he had been inaccurately in
terviewed by the telephone, as he had there
and then declared it ridiculous.
Mr. Abbott added: "Not only is it untrue
that we have made anv cnt since the hannv
settlement of our Homestead affair; but we
have sold large orders at considerably above
the minimum indeed, we have sold no
steel as low as the minimum quotations for
a considerable time. "We have many orders
ahead, business is very brisk with us, and
we should consider it
AS TOFOBTOMATE CIRCUMSTANCE
that would require us to reduce the selling
price of steel even a few cents per ton, to
say nothing about dollars. Indeed, a cut of
SI a ton would remove all the margin or
possibility of profit. So you can see how
impossible as I said by the telephone any
big reduction would be."
"But is there not some fluctuation or con
dition of the market that might have
afforded a basis or shadow of excuse for the
"Hone whatever. On the contrary, my
instructions have been for an advance of
two-tenths of a cent a pound on the selling
prices of our steel; and, while I do not care
to go into detail about thenr; we have made
two sales yesterday and to-day, in large
amounts, at prices considerably above the
minimum quotations. It is a hardening,
not a softening market now."
The positive denial by Chairman Abbott
as given above is received with a great deal
of satisfaction, particularly in labor circles,
where the mistake had already begnn to
THAT STEEL WHEEL WORKS.
The Company Compelled to Doable the Plant
and Increase the Slock.
The Novelty Steel "Wheel Company of
McKeesportis meeting with heavy demands
for large blocks of stock, and will at the
next meeting consider the advisability of
increasing the capital stock to 8300,000 and
building another structure to double the
original size of the plant.
Its outlook is very promising and the in
crease may be made. The plant as origi
nally decided on will be ready for operation
in two weeks.
THE PRESCRIPTION LIST.
Satisfactory Wngt. In That Line of Flint-
Glass Slaking Probable.
A conference was held yesterday between
committees of prescription glass manufac
turers to arrange the lists of wages in this
department ot the flint glass industry for the
next fire. The different items were dis
cussed at length, when the conference ad
journed until this morning. It is thought
that a satisfactory list will be drawn up.
Tbe Froeecda of tho Reunion.
The report of the Bennion Committee of
the American Flints has just been prepared.
It shows that the receipts were $962 60, and
the expenditures $403 85, leaving a net sur
plus of $358 75. This was equally divided
among the 23 unions that took "part, and
each received the sum of $24 29.
Two More Firms Slg-n.
Two more large iron firms yesterday signed
the Amalgamated Association scale. They
are A. M. Byers & Co. and the Youngstown
Boiling Mill Company. This makes 76
firms that have signed. The only Pittsburg
concerns yet out are Shoenberger & Co. and
the Linden Steel Company.
A movement Is on foot to organize a com
pany to make a steel wheel which can be put
together in sections.
Johx Blithe has secured a' controlling in
terest in the Hhaner Qas Coal Company. The
worts are located at Guffey's, on the Balti
more and Ohio Bailroad.
I .Tbxsidext ROBBINS. of the Pittsbnnr.
Fairport and Northwestern Dock Company,
returned yesterday from tho North, where he
had been negotiating for ore and coal dock
Work was commenced yesterday at building
an immense crib in tbe Mononsabela river and
a big: pumping boose on the bank for the pro
posed plant in the Third ward, McKeesport, of
the Monongabela Furnace Company.
Akotiiek strike was inaugurated at the
Bunola Coal Works, on the line of the Mc
Keesport and Bellevemon Railroad, yester
day. All the men came out in consequence of
several men beinz laid off. and tho tilant I
After the bpcnk-FnsIes.
S. H. Kerr, Justice of theFcace at Eliza
beth, committed "William Colley to jail yes
terday in default of $1,000 bail for trial on
tbe charge of selling liquor-without license,
selling on Sunday and for selling in a pro
hibitory district Constable F. Q. Lynch
is the prosecutor.
Mrs. John Biggert was committed to jail
in default of $500 bail by Alderman Porter
yesterday. She is charged with selling
liquor without license on Craig street, Alle
gheny, by Thomas "Whitiker and will have
a hearing on July 22.
Serlons Accident In a Game.
"While engaged in a game of ball with
his playmates yesterday, a little boy named
"Welch was struck in the eye by a swiitly
thrown ball and so severely injured that it
is feared be will lose his sight. He was
conveved to his home in Shalersville and
attended by Dr. Byall.
in to-ifiorrouft Dis
patch talkt ahtmt
the tathiom In perfume ana the making of
Hair It la Proposed TbsWIlmerdlng and
Wall be Supplied With Water
4,800,000 Gallons From the Creek.
"Work will be commenced some time next
month on the large reservoir near Port
Perry, wlrich is to be cocstrncted by the
Turtle Creek Valley "Water Company to
supply "Wilmerding and "Wall with water.
The reservoir is to be situated on the Miller
farm, just above lock No. 2. The dam will
measure 296x176 feet at the top, and
'245x125 feet at the bottom, and
will" be 17 feet deep. It is to
be paved with hand-dressed stone, with con
crete in the bottom. It will have a capacity"
of 4,000,000 gallons. The pumping house
will be below Lock No. 2. It will have a
168-borse-power engine with a capacity of
3,000.000 gallons each 24 hours.
A lo-inch main will aiso oe tne supply
pipe, and will run
i? iiuicfuujg via me
old nlank road.
It is proposed to build another reservoir,
as soon as needed, besides the one planned,
that will have a capacity of 5,000,000 gal
lons. THE WORK IS EASY.
Treasurer Thompson Says There la No
Tronble Over the Funds.
Treasurer Thompson, in his work at
Johnstown, has been considerably annoyed
and grieved at the published reports to the
effect that dissatisfaction existed there in
the distribution or , the funds in his hands.
In a letter to a friend here, received last
night, Mr. Thompson commented on this
point He said he was surprised that there
were not more people callingfortheirmoney,
as he expected to be driven hard in the
work of cashing checks. Instead, he finds
the work easy so far.
As to the dissatisfaction, he says it has
neither been expressed or shown, but that
everything has been quiet and orderly, and
conducted to the satisfaction of the people
who have shown themselves grateful ' at
every opportunity. As for the opinion that
the money might be squandered by those
receiving it, Mr. Thompson was emphatic
in his declaration that he bad no fear of it;
that the people were sober and industrious,
and he trusted them. Closing he said:
"Judge Cummin's manner in dealing with
the applicants makes the work a pleasure,
rather than an inquisition." .
A CHAPTER OP ACCIDENTS.
One Probable Fatalltv and Several Serious
"Wilson Davis, a brakeman on the Alle
gheny Valley Bailroad, fell in front of a
passing train yesterday afternoon and re
ceived whit may prove fatal injuries. His
skull was fractured and one arm and leg
badly crushed. He was removed to his
home on Forty-third street. But little hope
is enterfainedof his recovery.
James Neville, a workman in Carnegie,
Fhipps Si Co.'s Twee ty-ui nth street mill,
fell from a stone wall yesterday and frac
tured his thigh.
Thomas Barbin, a brakeman on the B. &
O., lost two of his fingers while coupliug
cars near Glenwood station yesterday.
John Kramer, a machinist at French &
Co.'s Spring Works, had his foot crushed in
cog wheel yesterday afternoon. He was
taken to his home on Twenty-first street.
The explosion of an oil lamp at the corner
of Merrill and South Thirteenth street, at
8:40 o'clock last night, caused the alarm
from box 136. The flames were extin
guished without serious damage.
THE WILKINSBDEG TRAGEDY.
John Hurley Finally Arrested, Charged
With Intent to KM.
Justice Creclmau, of "Wilkinsburg, yes
terday committed John Hurley to jail on a
charge of assault with intent to .kill, on the
complaint of Frank Burns. Hurley and
Burns were roommates, and it will be re
membered that, on the morning of July 13,
the prisoner entered the room where the
complainant was sleeping, and, it is alleged,
deliberately shot him in the side. It was at
first feared that the wound would prove
fatal; but, happily, such was not the case.
Hnrley made no defense, probably acting
under advice of connsel.
To Bo Transferred.
In the United States Court yesterday a
writ) was issued for the transfer of
James E. Farrell to the Eastern district for
trial. Farrell was a prominent politician
in Wayne county. He is charged with
opening registered letters and embezzling
covernment money from the postoffice at
Starrucca, "Wayne county. He bad escaped
to Canada, but friends who haO" aided him
were induced to get him back. As soon as
he crossed the Pennsylvania line he was ar
rested by United States Deputy Marshal
Barring. He was brought to Pittsburg, ar
riving yesterday morning, and tbe order
made to transfer him to the Eastern district
A Sad Case.
Yesterday a yonng "Welsh girl, who gave
her name aa Catherine Thomas, applied to
the Jadies at the Society for the Improve
ment of the Poor for aid in the search foi
her sister, Gwendolynn Thomas. She was
recently released from Bellevue Hospital,
New York, and is still suffering from ner
vous prostration. Before going to Bellevue
she earned her living by sewing, bnt since
then she has been too nervous to act as
seamstress. She has been given assistance
by the ladies, and they are trying to find
her sister, who lived at Braddock when last
A Slick Thief Escapes.
John Burke, the man who was arrested in
this cityin April for robbing a jewelry
store at KeyEer, "W. Va., escaped from the
jail at that place on "Wednesday, where he
was being held for court trial. Burke is re
garded a? a slick thief by the police here.
He is tbe man who furnished the police with
the information that led to the arrest of the
burglars who shot S. O. St. Clair at "Wil
kinsburg last winter.
A Bad Outlook for Robert Lee.
Alderman Doughty yesterday sent Robert
Lee to the workhouse for GO days on a charge
of disorderly conduct, and also held him
for court tor surety of the peace. Both
charges were made by Mrs. Kate Collins,
who ejected him from her boarding bouse,
on Thirty-fourth street, and alleges he has
since assaulted her on the streets and sent
notes threatening her life.
Colorado, Bocky Moanuln nod Pacific
Tickets over the Union Pacific Bailroad via
council uiuns anu vmana, or Kansas City,
are now on sale by all ticket agents. Fol
lowing are names of points reached best by
the Union Pacific Bailroad: Denver, Colo
rado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad, Col.;
Cheyenne and Yellowstone Park, "Wyo.:
Helena and Butte, Mon.; Ogden and
Salt Lake City, Utah; Soda Springs,
Pocatelio, Beaver Canoe, Shoshone Falls
and Boise City, Idaho; San Francis
co, Los Angeles and San Diego, Cal.;
Portland and Ontario, Oregon; Tacoma,
"Wash. Ter.; Victoria and Vancouver. B. C,
ax.d Sitka, Alaska. Excepting to Sitka, first
and second-class tickets, one -way, are sold to
all of above-named points; also to Salem,
Olympia and Astoria Ore., Seattle and all
towns in "Wash. Ter. Trains of the Union
Pacific Bailroad are equipped with Pullman
buffet sleeping cars, Pullman tourist cars for
second-class passengers, free reclining chair
cars and through coaches; also dining cars to
For rates of fare, maps or any-informalion
call on or address H. E. Passavant, or
Thos. S. Spear, !. F. &P. Agts., 400
"WotOt., Pittsburg, Fa. " y '
of a terrtBte'sjMrtmmf, ttfetsl.to (e-metrsf
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NOT AT AEE -ASIATIC.
Such is the Verdict of Bopthside
Doctors on a Cholera Scare.
LESS CHOLERA MORBUS IS NOTED.
Potatoes Dosed With Paris
Bring Gripes on Children.
EXCEEDINGLY N07EL CAUSE OP PAIN
There maybe indications of an epidemic
of Asiatlo cholera in other parts of the
country and if so, the intelligence has
been retained well within the limits of those
said parts bat there are none, so far as can
be discovered, on the Sonthside, or, for that
matter, onany other side of Pittsburg.
According to one physician there are even
fewer cases of cholera morbus on the South
side than there were last season, or that
previous, and, though a few cases have oc
curred of a virulent nature, the conditions
of the malady are on a par with those of
From the statement of another physician,
as appears below, it would seem that a pro
portion of the mortality among childron,
attributed to cholera infantum, might be
traced to so less a cause than a too liberal
use of the succulent potato. Be this as it
may, there remains bnt little eausefor doubt
that farmers would benefit by substituting
some other means of destroying the potato
bugs than by the use of paris green.
Dr. I. "W. Biggs, of South Fifteenth street,
a physician of 20 years' residence, was asked
last night if 'there was any cause for appre
hension of an outbreak of Cholera. He said ;
If there is any scare on account ot apossible
ontbreak, I, for one, know nothing about it,
and neither do X, see from wbat source such a
report could spring. If anything, there are
NOT SO MAM7 CASES
of cholera morbus this summer as there were
last year or the year before, and really no ap
prehension need be felt on the score of an
epidemlo setting in, for there Is nothing to
warrant such a calamity visiting us now more
than at any other time. Avery great deal of
injury is caused persons sufferingfrom ordinary
disease, or who are otherwise in a debilitated
condition, by circulating such reports, and not
alone is their recovery retarded, but in not a
few cases are patients fatally affected by the
mere dread ot becoming victims of such a
dreaded disease as cholera. It is the old con
flict of mind over matter, 'and it is
very well understood how many people
succumb to an attack throngh sheer fright
or inability to withstand a shock to the nervous
system. The river water is not any worse, in
point of containing impurities, than it was
two years ago at tbe time of tbe typhoid ont
break. At that time tbe river was very much
lower than at present, and I remember that
water drawn from a hydrant and allowed to
stand tor five minutes in a bucket gave forth a
very offensive odor when taken in tbe hand
ana smenea. x navesnet yet beard oi a severe
case ot cholera- morbus, excepting in the case
of one old man who was over 70 and who lied
in a few hours. Cases of cholera infantum are
fairly numerous, but, as I have before stated,
there is neither an epidemic prevalent nor
anything to indicate that we are threatened
Dr. E. A. Munuorff, when spoken to con
cerning the prevalence of cholera morbus,
There are a good many severe cases of
cholera morbus within my knowledge, but they
are of the usual type and not of a nature to
cause fear of an epidemic of cholera breaking
out. There is no possible chance of cholera
springing an in our midst unless, indeed, it
were to originate on the other side, when it
would soon appear here by leaps and bpunds,
owing to the many points of possible entrance
through wnlch it could gain admittance, a
thing it would be
DIFFICULT TO OTJABD AGAINST.
Wbat conces the community most vitally
at present is the conltion of the drinking
water a condition which is growing worse
with every increase of the population on the
Southside. This Is due to the crowded manner
in which the houses aro built, the character of
the ground on which a large number of them
are erected, and tho exceedingly Inadequate
sanitary arrangements. Tbe ground is all
made ground and very porous, so that a very
great deal of water finds its way into the' river
from the pools and wells, carried bodily
throngh the porous earth. Instead of undergo
ing any process oi nuraiion or losing any oi its
poisonous nature by the way. This state ot
affairs will not be remedied until a violent epi
demic does In reality break out, and then due
attention will be given to a subject of such
terribly vital importance as that of tbe water
"Do you know," continued Dr. Mnn.
dorfl", "that I have discovered that there isa
certain element of rist in eating new pota
toes, and, in fact, since I made certain in
vestigations in connection with them, I
have given up using them altogether, as
well as have my family."
Pressed to explain his reasons for a course
seemingly so remarkable, the Doctor con
tinued: Well, I don't mind telling you the facts,
mora especially as it may explain the cause of
sudden illness In others and put them on their
guard for the future. My attention was drawn
in a very unpleasant manner to that very com
mon article of food one day recently while at
table with otber members of my family. With
out any apparent cause my father rose, and,
retiring to his room, became afflicted with
A SEVERE NAUSEA.
I treated the matter very lightly until an
other member of the family became intensely
affected in a similar manner, and very shortly I
found It necessary to beat a hasty retreat my
self to the kitchen, where I vomited most
freely. The effect of the attack did not last
more than half an hour when we were all right
again. The symptoms were those of mineral
poisoning, and I immediately began to investi
gate. The result of my researches brought
borne the cause to tbe new potatoes, which, I
found wero unmistakably impregnated with
paris green. The fact of the matter
was that tbe farmers had sprinkled tbe young
plants with this poison to kill off the bugs, and
tbe heavy rain of a few weeks back had carried
tbe paris green through the soaked ground,
where It had penetrated the potatoes. I called
on a lady on whom I attended, the other day,
and when she told me she had been vomiting I
asked her if she had eaten potatoes. She con
fessed that she had, and said that t the time
she attributed the disorder to them. I con
sider that thongh the quantity of poison in a
meal of potatoes need not be snfflclento seri
ously injure a grown person, yet in the case of
young children the consequences might be
more severe. In fact, I have taken the precau
tion to wjrn some of my patients against the
danger of feeding their children too plentifully
on this article of food, and I am not so euro
that a good many of tbe deaths attributed to
cholera infantum were owing to the presence
of paris green in the potatoes.
Tiro Crooks Captured.
Detective Conlson yesterday afternoon
noticed Evan Lewis, a stranger in the city
who Was drunk down in Lemon alley in the
company of Jasper Gibson and Elmer
Dalzell, two yonngjmen who are known to
the police as crooks The two men started
away at Coulson's approach. He arrested
them on suspicion and took the three men1
to the Central station, where his suspicions
were realized by Lewis story that the two
men were trying to rob him. Lewis was locked
np for drunkenness and held as a witness.
He had $32 on his person.
The Charge Hay be Withdrawn.
Eva Deer, the young girl arrested on a
charge of larceny, is still in the Central
station. Inspector McAleese bad an inter
view with Mrs. Godfrey, the prosecutrix,
yesterday, and she will probably withdraw
the charge, as tbe girl Is thought to be de
mented and Mrs. Godfrey's goods have all
been recovered. A telegram was sent to the
girl's parents last night, and they are ex
pected here to-day. "
Cabinet Dhotos rS9c tier dozen for one
,week only; bring the family at once. Lies'
popular ylcVf v mu i ouuu eu
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wm inPrnlrfl ?, nsjrrta0; V
Sellers McKoo nad Other Capitalists Roally
Purchase the Birmingham Line To
Hake It a Cable Road. '
The Pittsburg and Birmingham Street
Bailway will soon be a cable railway, for
Mr. H. Sellers McKee last 'night said so.
He and some other capitalists have bought
the road franchises, etc., for 91,000,000 and
will begin to convert it into a cable read
just as soon as they can arrange prelimina
ries. It is proposed to have the road com
pleted as soon as possible.
An attempt was made to draw Mr. Mc
Kee out, but to no purpose. "When asked
who all were in the deal, he, while admitting
that he was one,said thatmatter was immate
rial to the public, leaving it to be inferred
that if the people get rapid transit it is none
of their business who gives it.
This road will make Southside property
much more desirable than it has been since
rapid transit was established in other parts
of the city. The noble horse is decidedly
slow when called to back against steam.
People who live on the horse power lines
are much disgusted with that kind ot motor
after riding awhile on the cable line, and
their importunity has considerable to do
with the pushing of the rapid transit
THAT BIG 1NJDNCTI0K SUIT.
Continuation of the Testimony Front Two
There was another hearing yesterday in
the petition for a bill in equity to restrain
the Pennsylvania Salt "Works Company at
Natrona from continuing to operate its
smelting works as at present conducted.
John Potts, a very wealthy fanner, testi
fied that the fumes from the smelting fur
nace stack killed the leaves on his peach
trees and gave him and his family a chok
ing sensation in the evening when tbey sat
on tbe front porch. He knew nothing of
its effects on Jack's Island; had not noticed
any harm done anywhere previous to a year
or so ago. On cross-examination witness
said he would sell his farm for less than he
paid for it, aside from the question of im
provements he had made.
On redirect examination Mr. Potts said
his farm had cost $40,000, and he didn't
know whether it was worth $20,000 now,
and thought if the- devonrer was not re
strained the property would ultimately be
H. M. Breckenridge, also a prominent
and wealthy neighbor of the defendant con
cern, testified to the same effect, and. as the
plaintiffs ran out of witnesses at this stage,
the hearing went over. There was consid
erable sparring between the attorneys, J. E.
McKelvey and J. S. Ferguson, for the de
fense, and M. A. "Woodward, for plaintiffs;
bat no blows were struck.
A HOESE OF ANOTHES COLOR.
The Policeman Who Stopped Registrar
Connor Up for Bearing.
There was a hearing yesterday before
Chief Brown, of the Safety Department, in
the case of Police Officer Thomas Kinney,
who made the stupia mistake of stopping
Begistrar S. P. Connor, while the latter was
driving on Forbes street "Wednesday even
ing to his home. The proceeding was on
an order from police headquarters to arrest
anyone driving "a bay horse with two white
hind feet." It looks as if Kinney's case
will go severely with him. It appears that
Mr. Connor, surprised at the proceeding,
offered to tell Kinney who he was; but that
person loftily declined the information, and
also refused to give bis authority for the de
tention. Tbe Lieutenant of the district 4-
promptly and properly apologized to the
Begistrar for the mistake, but Officer Kin
ney, even yesterday, had no explanation to
make, beyond the fact that he felt bound to
stop '.'a bay horse with white feet," no mat
ter who was behind it.
Begistrar Connor was much joked with
yesterday by friends, who saw only the
humor of the situation; bnt, while ordi
narily one of the most genial ot men, Mr.
Connor thinks that in this case the bounds
of fan were very considerably passed.
A PECCTJAB CASE.
A Man Charges His Wife With Assaolt and
Battery With a Knife.
Yesterday George Anderson appeared be
fore Alderman Beilly as complainant
against his wife, Kate. He accused ber of
assault and battery, and claimed that she
stabbed him several times with a penknife.
A warrant was issued, and Constable Fred
Heil finally locatecTthe woman at tbe bouse
of a colored woman named "Wilbert. who re
fused to yield Mrs. Anderson to the officer.
A warrant was then issued for Mrs. "Wil
bert for keeping a disorderly house at 102
Water street, and both women were com
mitted to jail in default of bail. A hearing
will be given the cases on Monday. y
A Colored Domestic In Tronble.
Constable Oskin, of Braddock, brought
Letitia Kinney, a young colored girl, to jail
last nigbt to await conrt trial for the larceny
of a diamond ring and other jewelry and a
lot of clothing from Mrs. Baldridge, the
lady with whom she lived at Braddock.
LATE LOCAL BEETITIES.
Last Klfiht'o Gleaning of Little New Item
From Both Cities.
Ail. but three of the beds in the Southside
Hospital are filled with patients. Tbe directors
now talk of increasing its capacity.
THE Sabbath School Teachers' Association
will meet at noon today at tbe rooms of tbe Y.
M. O. A. Bev. J. R. Fulton will preside.
Trjp High School Committee of the Central
Boafu of Education awarded the contract for
painting the High School to Beed A Mentel
yesterday. The price was 51.9(33.
jAwabbakt was issued last night by Alder
man Hartman for the arrest of Jacob Nester.
Nester is charged by Mary Freko with having
struck and threatened to kill her.
Officer McTronE arrested William Trainer
and locked him up In the Eleventh ward sta
tion house last night on a charge of smashing
up the furniture at his home on Ann street.
Alderman Hyudman yesterday committed
Hugh Friel to jail In default ot $500 bail for a
hearing to-day on a charge of aggravated
assault and battery. Agues Lessions is the
Ibwmt Keoppeb, who was charged before
Alderman Maneese, by Lizzie Baner, with
pointing firearms and assault and battery, bad
b ueanng last nigat ana was uem ior court on
the latter charge.
Yestebdat John Peterson was committed to
jai in default of $300 bail by L. F. Holtzman,
Justice of tbe Peace at Braddock, for trial at
court on a charge of larceny. Charles E.
Shapire Is the prosecutor.
Yestebdat afternoon Alderman Hartman
issued a warrant for tbe arrest of Andy Heller.
who, it is alleged, knocked tbe plaster down in
Alex Tramp's bouse In the Twenty-seventh
ward and committed other acts of vandalism.
David Thomas, who lives on Soho street,
mads an information before Alderman Jones
yesterday, charging James T; James with
knocking him down and kicking blm In the
mouth, knocking three or his teeth out. James
was arrested and gave $300 bail for a hearing
Eixex Hassst charges Mrs. Anna Wal
lace, before Alderman Lohrman, with feloni
ous assault and battery and disorderly condact
The prosecutrix alleges that Mrs. Wallace at
tacked her with a knile and threatened to kill
ber. The parties live on Booth Thirtieth street.
A hearing will be given on Monday.
Hebe after, the mail express, leaving tbe
Union station at 1 p. Jt, will Connect through
on week days for Bedford, reaching that point
at an early honr in the evening. This anange
ment Improves tho railroad service to this
point, as it provides a train leaving the city at
a convenient hour in the afternoon.
Dr. B..M, Hanna. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exalusi y'ely. Office, 718 Peaa
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&aa
riUVBl in to-morrow' t
Blai seribee in adeitfMfuUt 1
Something About Bis Famous Ser
r mons anlj .Preparation
FOR TWENTY MILLION AUDITOES.
The Notefl Divine Pays a Flying Tfalt to
AKD IS GREETED BI MAX! ADMIEEES
Bev. Dr. T. De "Witt Talmage, D.D., was
in the city last evening for two or three.,
hours, and before going to the train called
at The Dispatch office to give his regards
to his friends connected with the paper. A
little later he was seen at the depot, and,
gave a reporter a very pleasant chat. He was
en route from Brooklyn, and had stopped
over in Johnstown to view the sights. From
Pittsburg he journeyed "West, en route to
Culver Park Assembly, which is held near
Plymouth, Ind., and is a general gathering
of intellectual giants to disenss different
As Dr. Talmage stood on the depot plat
form, with an admiring group around him,
his shawl over his arm, and be smiling on
all, by a stranger he would be taken for a jolly
old farmer, telling a story. His son Frank,
a young man yet without a mustache, was
with him, and resembles "him in little but
his good nature.
Bev. Dr. Talmage is a great friend of the
newspapers, and considers them the true
educating mediums of the people. He said
that 3,000 papers now printed his sermons,
and with their circulation make his
audience for each of his sermons
published Monday, 20,000,000. "Let's see,"
said he, "the circulation of The Dispatch
is about 30.000 on Monday, I understand.
Multiply that by five, trie average for a
family, and it makes an audience of 150,000
through the medium of The Dispatch
alone. Pretty large audience, isn't it?"
Dr Talmage aid he had no stated time
for preparing his sermon'). Sometimes he
firepared them awhile before they were de
ivered, and then again he did not write
them until just before their delivery. He
said he dictated many of them. His son
said he was kept busy keeping track of his
father when he was home, and he himself
aid not Enow rtis working hours, but he
came and went, worked or did something
else, as the moment seemed to inspire him.
Before Bev. Talmage left an engineer, in
his blouse and overalls, and with sooton his
brow, came up to the doctor and doffed bis
hat and said he had met him at tbe Loco
motive Engineers' Convention in New York.
Dr. Talmage shook his hand cordially and
said he "knew them all."
He I Insane.
Louis Hirsh, the young man arrested in
Allegheny last December, charged with as
saulting bis landlady while she was 111 and
unable to leave her room, and who was
sentenced six months to tbe workhouse, was
released yesterday. He was pronounced in
sane and Secretary Hunker, of the Poor
Board, placed him in the insane department
of the Allegheny City Home.
Cltlzrns Taking Precautions.
Mr. McKee, in charge of the vaccine de
partment of the Board of Health, distributed
150 quills yesterday, completely exhausting
bis stock. A new supply will be received
to-day, and all orders will be filled.
For To-Dny Special.
"We have put on sale SCO men's suits, sizes
from 33 to 41 breast measure, made of Scotch
cheviots, Blarney tweeds, Harris cassimeres,
corkscrews, worsteds and bine flannels, cut
in sacts and cutaway frocks, for the verr
low price of $8, f8, J8. Bear in mind",
please, that this great special sale of regu
lar $18, $17, $15 suifrfor $8. Store open to
night till 11 o'clock. P. C. C. 0., cor. Grant
and Diamond sts.topp. new Conrt House.
Sea the Ginghams We Are Selling at 15
A yard thev are cheap at 25 cents choice
styles ouly 15 cents.
Jos. Hobke & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
SANITAItnrH and "Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity bv trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Special Excursion to the Encampment ol
tbe Eighteenth and Tenth Regiments at
Via Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad. to-morrow.
Train leaves at 8 a. m., city time.
"We recommend the use of Angostura
Bitters to our friends who suffer with the
Fancy flannel dress shirts.
Jajies H. Aikejt & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Excnrslonto TJnlontown To-Morrow.
$2 10 round trip. Special train leaves
Baltimore and Ohio depot at 8 A. si., re
turning at 10 r. u.
A TIGER . HUIV'T 0?n 2& 2
promite, is described in to-morrow's Dispatch
oy Henry Norman.
On all fancy Printed Cottons, Batistes,
Lawns and Chintzes.
On Domestic and French Chillis.
On Mohairs and Brllliantines. -
On French Satines. French and Scotch
Gingham, Anderson's most choice at 25c
On all India, Pongee and China Silks.
On all Umbrellas and Parasols.
Clearance prices ,
On Flouncings, Laces and Embroideries.
On Mnsjln, Egyptian and Lisle Underwear.
Extra French Balbriggans at 15c
On Gents' Flannel Bblrts. Ladles' and
' Children's Blouses and Jerseys.
On Boys' Star "Waists.
On Gloves Mitts, Hosiery and Handker
chiefs. Clearance prices
On Salts, Wraps and Traveling Costumes.
IrK-rnM - ,
AN EN08M0US IMPEOVEIENT.-s
The Center Avenue Sewer and Paving: Jolt
ot Great Magnitude JCen-Pat at Work
on It 390 Men Bear Till Winter.
YesterdayContractors Booth & Flinn pnt
a large force of 'men at work on the new'
Center avenue sewer. The contract,.whick
includes not only the laying of the sewer,
bnt the grading and paving of Center aye-'
sue from Beed street to Herron avenue, is
one of the largest ever awarded by the city.'
It will require a force of over 300 men fully:
four months to complete the contract. The
sewer, upon which work was commenced
yesterday, will be Z feet in diameter, and
will rnn a distance of 3.CC0 feet. In addi
tion there will be a 20-inch sewer running,
from Herron avenue to Boyd street.
The grading and paving of Center avenue
will comprise the greater portion of tbe
work. The catting in some places will vary
from- IS to 33 feet. From Herron avenue to1
Beed street there will be 23.000 yards .of
dirt filling required. For the entire length
of the new road there will be 52,000 yards of.
dirt to be taken out and 51,000 yards of filK
ing required. .. - 5fi
The street will be 50 feet wide antLwill baf
paved with asphaltum. "When completed itf
will be one ot the finest roadways from'1 the'
city to .tast ijiDerty. -ww
31 AELE LOSES HIS HORSE, 7.
... ., ib,l,
And Accuses Henry Oxenhnrst of JUallcIoaSK
Henry Oxenhnrst was held in o00bail
by Alderman Doughty last night for court'
trial on a charge of malicious mischief! pre-3
ferred by Phiho Mable. , -ff
The prosecutor, who is a butcher' doing
business at 5301 Penn avenue, ' stated
he had sent the prisoner, who was' in
his employ, with his horse and wagon to
transact some important business dawn
town. As he. did not return within a rea
sonable period he had gone in search of. his
property and discovered that the prisoner
had passed the time at tbe Spring Garden
avenue and allowed the horse to run away,
causing tbe total destruction of tho outfit
and entailing a loss of $300.
Oxenhnrst stated in his defense that the
horse became uncontrollable and he was
forced to jump from the wagon to escape)
a great mnu&tf'jjrnii
Off the-Track," will be published complete in"
to-morrow! DISPATCH. je4.
BUSIER AND BUSIER.' y
That's tbe way it bas been thus far this July?
French Satines, this morning, at 15c a yard
The SOc kind, this season's styles. ,
The 45c "Anderson" Finest Scotch Uinghamsi
in high novelties are now 25c a yard here. "1ffj
The 25c quality fine American- Ginghams are ,
now 15c here. -p
More of the Printed Lawns at 5c; the yard
wide Satines at 8c; the Standard Prints at4cj
the 12c Ginghams at 6c
Over In Wool Dress Goods aisle sea the new
patterns in French Cballis;the Challl Mchalra
at 25c; the fancy Mohairs at 25c; the $1 and $1 25
French Summer Dress Goods at 50c a yard; tha
all-wool Debeiges, S5c, 50c and 60c; the 50-lnch
Flaid and Striped Fine Wool Saltings at $1; the
Mohair Mixtures at 35c; the Cream Albatross
at 40c; the Cream Flannel Suitings at 50c; the
fancy Scotch Shirting and Suiting Flannels at
23c 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 Horinets and Hats'
patterns at $3.
Parasols $10 50 ones at $3 50 1
The Cambric and Muslin Underwear 'and'
Dressing 8acques;the bummer Corsets;Ubel
Traveling Bags and Chatelaine Bags. g
.x ( .if ,
The new fancy Lisle Thread Stockings at 50c;
the "fast black" Cotton Stockings at 25?, far
better than usual. '' -' "fg
The new style Blazer Jackets for Ladies 'the
"mirk downs" in Summer Cloth Jackets; the)
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Long Wraps and Dusters, lor travelers; the
all kinds of Summer Raits for Ladles and
Children; the Flannel and Silk Blouse Waists,
$1 and upward.
Then, the Curtain Boom bargalnsrCurtalns
and Lace Bed Sets: also the Embroideries and
Flouncing Laces: the Fish Net DraperlesJWr
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Bilks Silks Silks we never bavaTsoldTsa
many as now never u guuu at lae prices U
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JOB. HDRNE ffi
PENN AVENUE- STORBS.?
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