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.e day.followlng be (lied as a result of the
v lairsisoxES m jvaiiiuicA.
George Mnrin ana John Iran after hav-
Mng perpetrated this deed were im-
Srprlsoned in America, but whither they were
teStakcn the parties accused before this Court
fV'were unable to state. They merely asert that
the former are still in prison in America,
while Andrew Iran and Stephen Torua escaped
to the place of their legal domicile, Szilvas
Ulfalu, and Michael Rusznak and John Llnko
lett tee place 01 tnetr deed lor regions un
, known. Letters of the sons of Joseph Loksa,
which reached the relatives hereabouts, point
to the truthfulness of the statements of An
drew Iran. Stefen Toma, though thus far de
nying his guilt, is accused cren as an accessory
to the killing of Joseph Loksa.
It will bo seen that in this penal cause John
Lezeny, John Loksa, Andrew Loksa and
Andrew Lehman, residing in Morrisdale, Clear
field county. Pa., natives of Hungary, as well
as others w ho ere present at the fight Ito be
named by them), arc material witnesses, as well
as eventually jour prisoners, without whose
testimony justice cannot be pronounced. In
the interest of the administration of justice,
the honorable courts are subpoenaing the
aforesaid witnesses, or desire to hare
them subpoenaed to appear before a
proper person, qualified for this purpose,
and to examine them as to the interrogatories
inclosed herewith, and in relation to such other
' circumstances as may be brought forth in the
course ol tne cxamiuation ana may Dear on tne
guilt of the parties here imprisoned; to reduce
to official writing their answers to swear the
witnesses to their depositions, have them
signed, and have the Same transmitted to this
court, so as to determine whether and bow far
the statement given by the parties here accused
and imprisoned corresponds with the truth.
ATTER ALL THE EVIDENCE.
If, moreover, their Information given to us,
viz.: that John Ivan and Ucorgo Murin have
been arrested. Is ti uc, and If the trial prosecu
tion is progressing, ne request that the result
of the Investigation be communicated, and a
certificate copy of the inquest of Joseph Loksa,
deceased, and the medical opin'on be trans
mitted to us, together with all other informa
tion bearing on the guilt and punishment de
'eerved by the persons here accused and im
prisoned. We will he very willing
to reciprocate. Royal District Court v
signature and official seal.
For correctness of translation: Heller,
The list of interrogatories is sent from
Hungary as follows:
Interrocatorles in the penal casa for the
crime of manslaughter, charged against
Andrew Ivan and Stefan Toma, to be
answered by the witnesses named In letters
rogatory. So. ftH.
I. General questions.
First Were you present at the wedding of
John Lezeny, on February 14, 1SSST
Second On the occasion of this wedding,
Andrew Lehman got into dispute with Andrew
Loksa. btate what give the canse of this
Third A number of persons participated In
the scuffle. State whoall took part in the fight.
Fourth Joseph Loksa was beaten to snch an
extent at this occasion, that he died on the day
following. State who did beat Joseph Loksa.
Wherewith was he beaten? Who. wherewith
and with what did he beat him? btate in
general and In detail what you have seen and
what you kno w. G ABE Zecs.
Galszecs (May 18, 1SS9).
Signatures of Judee and seal of Court.
For the correctness of translation, Buda
Pestbe. May 27, 18S9, Heller, sworn interpreter.
HOW HIE TREATY AFFECTS IT.
The abstracts from the United States
treaty, also transmitted by Consul Scham
berg, are as follows:
Extracts from the Consnkir Convention of
July 11. IS70, between the United States of
America and the Anstro-Hunganan monarchy:
Article IX, section 2 All acts of agreement
and other instruments, and also copies thereof,
when duly authenticated by such Consul under
his official seals, shall be received in courts of
justice as legal documents or as authenticated
topics, as the case may be, and shall have the
same force and effect "as if drawn up by compe
tent public officers of one or the other of the
Consuls general, consuls, eta, of the respec
tive countries shall have the power to translate
and legalize all documents issued by the
authorities or functionaries of their own coun
try, and such papers shall have the same force
and 'fleet in the country where tha aforesaid
otbeers reside as if drawn up by sworn inter
preters. Article v ill. consuls general, consuls, eta.
of the two countries may, in the exercise of
their duties, anply to the authorities within
their district, whether federal or local, judicial
or executive. In the event of any infractions of
tl e treaties and conventions between the two
countries, also for the purpose of protecting the
rights of their countrymen.
THE SITUATION KT CLEARFIELD.
"With a disposition to learn all it might
about this unique case. The Dispatch
telegraphed to a Clearfield correspondent
last evening, asking for full particulars from
that end of the international proceedings,
together with an interview from the District
Attorney. But less seems to be known of
the international phase of the case in Clear
field than in Pittsburg. Here is the cor
The District Attorney i3 away from home.
John and Mike Ivan and Georgo Murin were
arrested for the murdur of Joseph Loksa.
Mike Ivan was tried for the killing and ac
quitted, while John Ivan and Georgo Murin
wero dicharged. We in Clearfield do not
know the names of the parties under arrest in
Hungary. The District Attorney will not take
the testimony at his own expense. Wo know
nothing more about the case.
FLEMOX MAI GO TO-DAI.
Judge Eivlng Wonld Not Extend tho Time
for tho Prisoner's Release.
To-day Judge Ewing will likely order the
delivery of E. F. Flemon to the South
Carolina authorities. Colonel Echols tele
graphed Governor Richardson, of South
Carolina, that he was confident the Su
preme Court would not grantthe allocatur
A story is being circulated about town
that Flemon was betrayed by a Soutliside
colored man who was his unsuccessful rival
for the hand of a dnsky maiden.
The excitement among the colored people
here still continues. An inproxnptu indig
nation meeting was held near the corner of
Arthur street and Wylie avenue last night
Any number of suggestions were made to
rescnethe prisoner from the jail.
A dispatch was received by Judge Ewing
from Charles F. McKenna yesterdav, ask
ing an extention of the time until Saturday,
for the delivery of the prisoner. The Judge
stated that he could not vrj.it longer than
An indignation nicetin? was also held at
Beaver, last night, by t'je colored citizens
of that place.
A dispatch from Philadelphia savs: To
day Lawyer McKenna, of Pittsburg, placed
in the hands of Judge Slerritt the papers
affecting the writ of allocatur applied for in
the case of the Rev. Mr. Flemon.
Judge Sterritt is at present unwell and
will not be able to give a decision lor sev
Hold an Indignation Meeting to Oppose tho
A meeting of the Sovereigns of Industry
was held at 2o. 7 Fourteenth street, South
. side, last evening for the purpose of ascer
taining the strength of the opposition to the
new constitution now pending before the
Grand Council. The document was par
tially considered at a special meeting in
June and will come tip for final action on
Saturday, August 10.
The objection is raised on the ground that
the proposed amendments are being advo
cated by a lew of the Grand Council officers
who desire to run matters to suit themselves.
KEFERRED TO THE ENGINEER.
That Traction Bridso and It Pedestrian
A special committee of Allegheny Coun
cils, appointed to consider the ordinance
granting the City Bridge Company right to
construct an approach to the bridge which
the company proposes to erect over the
Allegheny river betwen the Suspension and
Seventh street bridges, held a meeting yes
terday afternoon, but decided .t submit the
matter to the City Engineer
Tlin Treasurer HUlppcd Out.
John Zmsear, treasurer lor a Polish
lodge, is alle ed to have disappeared with
about $100 belonging to the lodge. Zau
sear is a tailor, residing on Penn avenue.
Ills Pnthrr Hnd to bnenr.
Alderman Hartman sent Joseph Jiski to
, Morganza yesterday on a charge of incorrlgi
blU. n oath of the boy's father.
LEHR AS A LUNATIC.
Character and Antecedents of tho
Camp's Young Shooter.
SUBJECT TO TEMPORARY FITS.
Leiir's Friends Say lie is Not Responsible
for His Actions.
A NEW LIGHT THROWN ON THE CASE
The moment the first reports got abroad
of the unfortunate homicide in camp near
Continence, on Sunday night, public
opinion always addicted to jumping at
conclusions took a dead stand against tne
young man who had committed the action.
If, however, the affair be read by the light
of information gleaned last evening for
TnE Dispatch, a different opinion may
be formed as to the guilt or innocence of
In the first place, the residence of Lehr's
mother now wife of James M. May, of 137
Bidwell street, Allegheny was visited.
Mrs. May was too deeply affected by the
unfortunate ocenrrence to appear, but the
young man 's stepfather, Mr. May, gave all
the information in his power. Lehr's
father and mother were separated many
years ago, and the father is now resident in
Mifflin county, where he practices as an
Young Lehr continued to lire with his
mother after her second marriage, and Mr.
May has always found him a hard-working
and quiet boy. He would sometimes act in
a curious way, as though his head were not
all right; bat these fits were short-lived and
didn't amonnt to much.
SEVERAL, HAD NOTICED IT.
He worked as a short-order cook in Mc
Bride's restaurant on Federal street
for a good while, and about fonr
weeks 'ago he left his mother's resi
dence and went to board with friends
named Hall, who live over the drue store
on the corner of Federal street and North
avenue. He reached his twenty-second year
only in May last.
A well-known and resectable resident in
the same neighborhood confirmed Mr. May's
statement as to Lehr'a general good charac
ter; but remarked that the young fellow
never leit home without carrying a revolver
in his pocket. He had never known Lehr
to drink, and had never heard of his being
involved in any quarrel, or mixed up in any
A trip was then made to Federal street,
where Lehr has been boarding of late, and
it was here that the reporter obtained the
clearest description of the strange fits to
which the young man is subject. Only
Mrs. Hall and her daughter were at home
and they seemed In deep distress about
rtJim," as they call Lehr. Mr. Hallstarted
tor Somerset to-day in order to help the
prisoner to the best of his ability.
Mrs. Hall, a shrewd, quiet lady, stated
that she had known "Jim" ever since he
was an urchin in short pants. Her son Tom
and he had always been friends, and to this
dav Tom is-the only one who can manage
Lenr. "You see," she continued, "poor
Jim is not all there.
"We all know that, and I have heard him
own it himself, over and over. Sometimes
he takes a fit of the queerest kind, and while
the fit lasts he is little less than a madman.
He goes about snapping at- everyone, and
behaving in the most frantic manner.
"Why, a fevr weela ngo he took a fit in this
very room, and you would have thought a
cyclone had broken out. He recognized
nobody not even me and heaven only
knows how the matter would have' ended if
ray son Tom had not happened in and quieted
him down. Tom has great power over him.
even in the worst ot his fits. Jim remem
bered noting about his conduct next day.
"As to his. drinking, I don't believe a
word of it He always hated liquor, and
last week he threw five bottles ot wiiisky
out of the window for fear any of us might
drink the stuff."
Mrs. Hall then went on to note Lehr's
many good qualities. When in his right
mind, she says, he was very good hearted
and quite peaceable. She had never known
he owned a revolver till a few days ago, and
she thinks his brother in Indiana county
must have given it to him. He could have
got drunk hundreds of times if he wished,
as his father sent him plenty of money, but
she "had never seen a sign of liquor on
In conclnsion, Mrs. Hall declared her
firm conviction that the homicide was the
result of one of Lehr's frequent and peculiar
fits of temporary insanity.
DROWNED IN THE ALLEGHENT.
John Bredln, Son of JadgeBredln, Jumps Off
a Bridge Yesterday.
John Bredin, the son of Judge Bredin, of
Union avenue, Allegheny City, was drowned
in the Allegheny river at 1 o'clock yester
day morning. The young man had left his
home at 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon, to
visit some friends in the East End. He re
turned late at night and sat down on a stone
near the Ninth street bridge. After a while
he got up and retraced his steps over the
bridge. The watchman who had noticed
lum saw him climb on the railing near the
second pier, but, before he could run up to
the young man the latter had jumped into
Efforts were made to rescue him, but
without any effect. The river was dragged
all yesterday, but up to 10 o'clock last
night, the body had not been recovered.
Evidently From Bitter Creek.
Joseph Hesch, of Sonth. Twenty-sixth
street, was arrested last night upon charges
of cruelty to his family, preferred by Agent
Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty Society. Hesch
is said to have locked his wife In a wood
shed lor a day and night without food, and
it is also charged that on a recent occasion
he beat her into insensibility. He had only
a few garments on when arrested, and at
tempted to usp a carving knife upon the
officers. He was locked up.
Annie Piloted to the Point.
Annie "Walls, an Irish girl, arrived at the
Lake Erie depot Monday night from Bos
ton. She was unable to speak English, and
Officer Alstat had her taken care of for the
night by a family on Carson street. Yes
terday morning it was learned the girl was
looking for her parents, who live at the
Point. She was taken to her home. The
girl has been in this country but three
For Threatening Equlclde.
Augnst Byer, who is charged before Al
derman Snccop with surety of the peace by
Charles Clause, a butcher, was arrested last
evening and will have a hearing to-day. It
seems that Byer worked for Clause for some
time, and they got into a dispute about
wages. Byer, it is alleged, abused Mr,
Clause, and threatened to kill a horse be
longing to the prosecutor.
All Over a Fire la a Cupboard.
An alarm was sent in from box 127 about
9 o'clock last night for a slight fire in the
house of Alexander McCormick. "The fire
was in a cupboard near a ctove, and was
caused by the gas. The damage will no
A Nrir Bunk for Mrlirt-npart.
The Directors ol the Bank ol McKeesport
last evening awarded the contract for build
ing a five-story bank building, to cost 875,
060. The edifice will be the finest in the
borough and will be located on Fifth av
HELD FOR BLACKMAIL.
Isane Brown Under $1,080 Ball for Instl
tntlng Malta to Settle fbr a Consideration-A
Alderman Cassidy yesterday heard the
case of the Commonwealth versus Isaac
Brown, a colored man, who, in' company
with others, is charged with suing Mrs.
Begina Lies before Aldermen Porter and
Nolan and then withdrawing the suits for a
consideration. As the testimony showed
that $40 were paid in one case and $60 in the
other, and as 510 at the most was adjudged
necessary to pay the costs in each case,
Alderman Cassidy seemed to think a case
sufficient to warrant further investigation
had been out, and he held Mr. Brown in
$1,000 bail for trial at the September term
of the Quarter Sessions.
Mr. Burleigh, for the prosecution, and
Mr. Dickcn, for the defense, had considcr
nble'contention over the matter. Mrs. Lies
admitted that she had earnestly desired to
settle the cases, and had been urged to do so
by her bail, but Mr. Cassidy refused to allow
her anxiety to get out of the scrape to save
It is said that this pinching business is
much more common in the city at present
than usual, the presence of speak-casies
making game plenty for the blackmailer,
and some people think their operations
must be curtailed.
A 13-IEAR-0LD ADVENTURER.
Ho Frequently Itans Awnj From Home , and
Tins Jinny Escapades.
One day week before last a 13-year-old
boy, giving the name ot Edward McGaffey,
registered at the Central Hotel of Brad
dock, and swindled a well-known clothing
firm out of a suit of clothes. He left owing
the proprietors of the hotel for a week's
board. From Braddock he went to "West
Newton, where he put up at a hotel under
the alias of George Smith. He left there
owing the hotel keeper a bill. From there
he started home.
His correct name is George McLeod, and
his father is a wealthy contractor at Wash
ington, Fa. He had only been at home
half a day when he took $100 of his father's
money, went to Pittsburg and put up at the
St. James Hotel, intending to go to New
York. He was arrested, but escaped and
was recaptured. His father settled all
claims and said the boy repeatedly does
ALL THE TROUBLE OYER,
A Guardian to be Appointed for That Pretty
The Penneyluna muddle has ended in
smoke. All the suits that were brought in
the case the one against Aleck Penney
luna and Mrs. Leith for conspiracy before
Alderman Porter, and the other against the
Misses Hilkey before Mayor Pearson for
surety of the peace were settled yesterday.
To-day Agent O'Brien, of the Humane So
ciety, will take Mary Penneyluna to court
and hare a guardian appointed for her.
JAMES BARBER IN TROUBLE.
A Pittsbnrg Colored Han Strikes on Officer
and is Lodged In Prison.
A dispatch from Brownsville says:
When the Colored Odd Fellows' excursion
from Pittsburg landed here to-night a fight
was started by a number of the passengers.
Officer Porter, in attempting to settle the
trouble, was struck- in the mouth by James
Barber, of Penn avenue, Pittsburg, and a gen
eral fight ensued. Ilarber was locked up In de
fault of $600 bail. He will be sent to Union
town jail to-morrow.
COMING, GOING AND GONE.
Points About PIttsbnrgers and Others of
A. C. Spindleris packing his grip for a
trip to Nantucket.
F. J. Heinz, the pickle manufacturer,
is absent in Kansas.
Mr. Moore, of the Westinghousc Com
pany, went East last night.
J. E. McKelvcy, Esq., and family have
returned from Atlantic City.
Mrs. A. O. Andrews, of Sharpsville,
paid the city a visit ylsterday.
J. H. Dilks, of Indianapolis, a largo
pipe manufacturer, is at the Anderson.
S. E. Wilson, wife and child, of Punx
sntawney, Pa., were in the city yesterday.
Hon. Dave Kirk, of Bradford, was reg
istered at the Monongahela House yesterday.
Bev. James L Brownson, of Washing
ton, Pa., is registered at the Hotel Anderson.
H. Kent and daughter, of Waynesburg,
were registered at the Seventh Avenue yester
George B. Luper, of Harrisburg, was
regirteredatthe Seventh Avenue Hotel last
Fred A. Davics, of the East End, will
leave for Atlantic City on a vacation next
Hugh B. Garden, of New York, one of
the lawyers in the Edison case, was in the city
Mr. William Bradley, of the Begister's
office, will spend some of the coming hot days
at Atlantic City.
John H. Dalzell and family, of Lin
coln avenne, Allegheny, are at Bedford Springs
for the summer.
A. B. Kennedy, Chief Stamp Clerk of
the Pittsburg Postoffice. will leave next Satur
day for an annnal vacation.
Miss Dale Itcinhart, of Allegheny, is
tho guest of her cousin. Miss Bert Belnhart,
Summerlea street. East End.
Charles J. Pease, General Superintend
ent of the Westinghonse Electric Company,
will leavo for the East to-night.
General J. A. Ekin, a retired officer of
the United States Army and now a resident of
Louisville, Is in the city on a visit;
J. G. Bennett is going to the head
waters of the Monongahela. his visit being
ostensibly to look after oil interests.
Mr. Frank Pierce, the iron manufact
urer, of Sharpsville, accompanied by his wifo
and children, were in the city yesterday.
Alexander McKay, General Agent of
the Fuel tils and Electric Engineering Com
pany, will leave for Buffalo next Saturday.
John G. Hastings, of the Delinquent
Tax Collector's office, Allegheny, accompanied
by his wife and sister-in-law, left for Mackinaw
J. F. Miller, General Superintendent of
the Panhandle Railroad, and J. J. Turner, a
division superintendent of the same road, are
in the city,
Manager Johnston, of the Exposition
Society, was under the weather yesterday, and
unable to attend to business. His 1 ndisposition
is not serious.
Messrs. Samuel Shaner and Charles
BIchardson and other Select Knights of the
A. O. U. W. will spend a couple of weeks at
, Mr. and Mrs. William Spriestersbach,
of Eighth street, will leave this morning for
an extended trrp to California and the West,
They will probably return in October.
County Commissioner Mercer says he
will rusticate either on Beck's run or West's
run, he doesn't know which yet until he gets
an analyzatlon of the atmosphere in those
Bev. George Hodges, rector of Calvary
Episcopal Church, leaves to-day for Fishers'
Island, where he will be for some weeks the
goest of E. M. Ferguson. Esq. He will then
go to Eastnampton. which Is said to be one of
the quietest resorts in the country.
County Becorder William H. Graham
and family. B. C. Christy and family, John
Hastings, of the Allegheny City Assessors'
office, wife and sister, and Mr. Laird, the shoe
dealer, and bis family will try the effect of the
zephyrs that play around a little Ult near
.Tames J?. Humbird, General Manager
of the Westinghonse Electric Company, who
has been in Europe during the past four
months attending to the organization nf thn
saw Westingbouse Electric Company, Limited,
which has been established In England, will
leave Liverpool to-day for Dew York on. the
steamer usiy or. ran. v.
A STRIKE IS IN VIEW.
It is a Predicted Outcome of Window
Glass Workers' Hitch.
THE MEN WANT NO REDUCTION,
And the Manufacturers Aver They Canilot
Paj the Scale.
THE CONFERENCE IS ADJOURNED
From present indications there maybe
trouble between the window glass manufac
turers and workers over the wage scale. A
strike is said to be imminent. The men
have made a demand for higher wages, and'
say they will have it enforced. Their em
ployers have proposed a reduction in wages,
and they just as loudly say they will insist.
With two wage scales hanging In the air,
and one sido cs determined as the other, the
matter will hang fire for sometime. If it is
not arranged satisfactorily before the be
ginning of th next fire about September 1
the men will go On a strike, they say.
A meeting of the Wage Committees of
the manufacturers and workers was held
yesterday at the Monongahela House. It
was supposed on Monday that, owing to the
absence of Secretary LoefHer and others of
the manufacturers' committee, who were in
the East, the conference would be postponed
until Thursday. They got home in time,
however, and, with the exception of Presi
dent Catlin, of the Manufacturers' Associa
tion, all members f the employers' commit
tee, were present.
DETAILS OF TIIE SPLIT.
The manufacturers were represented by
William Loefllcr, C. W. Phillips and T. O.
O. Campbell, Pittsburg; W. T. Gray, of
Zanesville, O., and L. Mambourg, of Fos
toria, O. The workers were represented by
James Campbell, L. L. Conaway, W. H.
Slicker, Daniel Winters, H. D. Swenrer,
Mr. Jones and Mr. Springer. The confer
ence organized by the election of Mr. Phil
lips chairman of the joint committee, with
T. O. C. Campbell and W. H, Slicker, as
secretaries. After discussing the situation
and outlook for three hours, an adjourn
ment was had for dinner.
In the afternoon meeting, the serious
business of he conference was entered into
by the workers demanding the SO-cent
single bracket advanced to 56 cents, and re
fusing to allow any double sheets to be
booked below $1 10 bracket. This would
be an advance of 12 per cent on the "C"
bracket single, and eqnal to 55 per cent
advance of double sheets of eight-tenths to
twelve-eighteenths quality. In addition to
this, they demanded: the straight list with
out any discount off or on. Daring the last
two years there was 10 per cent off the list
and then S per cent added, and therefore
the "straight" list means 0 per cent ad
vance. The manufacturers, on the other hand, at
first asked for 10 per cent reduction, but
finally offered to compromise by a 5 per
cent reduction troin last year's wages. This
offer was declined by the workers, they
stating that the proposition they made is
Finding it impossible to agree, the con
ference adjourned to meet August 13. In
the meantime, the workers will submit
their scale for signature to the individual
manufacturers tbronghout the Western dis
trict. The above Is Secretary Loeffler's official
report of the meeting. When asked what
he thought the outcome of the matter would
be, Mr. LoefHer said:
"You can quote me, If you wish to, as
saying that I do not think one mannfad
tnrer will sign the workers' scale. Further
than this I do not care to express any
opinion as to whether or not there will be
BOTH SIDES CALL IT BLTJIT.
One of the Manufacturers' Committee was
asked the same qnestion. The gentleman
said: "The workers' committee made the
assertion that they would present their scale
to the individual manufacturers, without re
gard to the action of the association, to-day.
This bluff means that they will entirely ig
nore the association, and particularly the
manufacturers who were present to-day.
They think by doing this they will be able
to break the organization. This has been
done in other associations, but I do not
think it will work in the window glass trade.
Chambers & McKee, who are not in our
association, set a questionable example
by submitting an individual scale to
the workers. This scale was an
increase over the scale presented by us, and
the workers are ready to take advantage of it.
Nothing would please the Jeannette people
better than to have a lockout among the men
in Pittsburg and the West. They could
then put all the glass they wanted on the
market, and get good prices for it- This
might break the strikers the manufacturers
here are not to be caught that way."
Members of the workers' association said
the manufacturers wonld not succeed in
their bluff. Two years ago the manufactur
ers demanded and got 10 per cent discount
from the regular scale. Last yearthe manu
facturers restored this to 6 percent, and now
theywantthe original scale. When it comes
to aquestion of allowing theEastern factories
to run while the Western men are idle, the
latter will sign the scale soon enough, it is
POWDERLI SHELLED A RAT.
Sheetlron Workers Atk the General Execu
tive Board for a Charter.
The following special was received last
night from Chicago:
An application was received to-day by the
Execntive Board of the Knights of Labor, ask
ing a charter for a local assembly of sheet iron
workers in Pittsbnrg. Mr. Powderly
thought be smelled a rat. There is a strike on
among the sheet iron workers at .Pittsbnrg and
Mr. Potiderly thought that some ot the non
union men who bail taken the places of the
strikers were seeking to get Into the order.
The application was denied until an investiga
tion can be made.
Joseph L. Evans, one of the organizers of
D. A. .No. 3, as shown the telegram. He
stated that it was evidently a mistake, at
there was no strike among the sheet iron
workers in this vicinity. The only non
union sheet mill is that of Wood & Sons, at
McKeesport, and he did not think any ef
fort had been made by the men there to
organize. The Amalgamated Association
tried to organize them in 1886 into "Wel
come Stranger" Lodge, but the proprietors
of the mill discharged all the union men.
A strike was declared and it ended in less
than six weeks. The mill has remained
non-union since that time. If the men
wanted to organize they would have to do it
through either Organizers Evans, Hughes
or Doyle, ot this city.
ANOTHER SCALE SIGNER.
The Colombia Co., of Cnlontown, Taken
Into the Amalgamated Fold.
The Columbia Iron and Steel Company,
of TJniontown, Pa., yesterday signed the
Amalgamated scale. This is the firm who
persistently relused U append their signa
tures to the scale until they had secured a
material reduction. They 'claimed that the
Pittsburg manufacturers had bettershipping
and manufacturing facilities and handi
capped them. Shoenberger & Co. or the
the Linden Steel Company have not yet
THE STRIKE REALLY BR0KEJT.
Joseph Walton's Ulnem at West Elizabeth
Yesterday the coal miners employed by
Joseph Walton & Co., at West Elisabeth,
noiinea the mine boss that they were ready
to go to work at the 'rate of2.cmts per
WEDNESDAY, JULY J?
bushel. This, the coal., operators claim, is
the beginning of the ending oi the strike.
The miners in the lower pools claim they
could not win the strike while the men id
the"fourth pool were working. The latter
were receiving but two cents per bushel,
and would not strike whin requested
When the men at West Elizabeth saw all
their craft going into the fourth pool they
concluded to go to work.
SOMETHING AB0DT MOTORS.
Ttvo Expert Electricians Talk About the
New Htorage System.
H. M. Ballard and G. W. Gran two ex
pert electricians, of the Thompson-Houston
Electrio Compahy,bf Boston, passed through
the city last night en route to the Pullman
shops, Pullman, 111., where Mr. Grant will
take charge of equipping street cars with
their system. In a pleasant chat about
electrical matters both gentlemen said that
the new storage system is bound to be the
power of the future for street cars, hut that
it may take a long time to perfect it. There
are three companies now in NewtYork ex
perimenting with the primary principle to
try and evolve some little "sesame" that
shall make the system a success.
Mr. Grant stated that it may take a long
time to effect the evolution, so' that the
prospects of the several companies In Pitts
burg which are waiting for the new motors
are not very rosy.
A STRIKING FACT.
Tho P. E. R.'s Losses bj Flood Made Cp In n
Dcsrce br llio Cartons.
A Union depot official said last night that
the Pennsylvania Railroad has never been
crowded with general passenger business
more than since the Johnstown flood, and
that a good share of the loss to the company
would be gained through thousands of trav
elers who go out of the way to see Johns
town. He stated that a good deal of passenger
business that naturally belonged to other
roads went over the Pennsylvania Eailroad
to see the ruined city.
AN ALLEGHENT CHILD INJURED.
Jessie PntteriOn Thrown From a Wagon,
Atlffhtlnir on Ilead and Shoulders.
A dispatch from Washington, Pa., says:
Jessie Patterson, a little girl of Allegheny
City, is visiting at the residence of D. T.
Sample, Jr., and while out riding with Mr.
Sample, met with a serious accident. She
was standing on the rear end ot the wagon
when the wheels went over a stone, throw
ing her upon her head and shoulders upon
the ground. The little sufferer is recover
ing from the injuries sustained.
four More carriers.
The Postofflce Depnrtinent Awnkcnlng lo
tho Needs of Plttsbnrff.
In connection with the item published In
The DisPATcn Sunday last, to the effect
that the clerical force in the Pittsburg Post
office was not large enough to handle tho
business, a telegram was received last night
from Washington to the effect that four new
carriers had been ordered to be added to the
force. This is only half the number that is
needed in the carriers' department, but it is
likely that more will be put on.
THE OTHER COMPANY'S OFFER.
That Birmingham Line Brought 8200,000
More br Holding Out.
A member of the company which has
bought out the Birmingham street car line
said last night that the company which
lately received a charter for a bridge from
Boss street to the Southside would never
build a road. He said the Boss street com
pany had offered $800,000 for the Birming
ham line, but this was ref used, and his com
pany stepped in and bought it for (1,000,000.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Dav In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Rcndlne.
The body of John Breden, who jumped from
Ninth street bridge on Monday night, has not
yet been found,
The East End Gymnastic Club has 20 appli
cants for membership as a result of the rule
making the membership unlimited.
Stasg, CHAUANT fc Co. have had their
mill chemist analyze the Cbalfant well water,
which he pronounces Seven times purer than
the river water.
Maggie Mitchell will have a hearing be
fore Magistrate McKenna to-day, on the charge
of keeping a disorderly house at 51 Second ave
nue, and alleged liquor selling.
Alexander Watson, of Shady avenue.
East End, fell from a tree yesterday morning,
a distance of 20 feet. His arm was broken in
two places and ho was otherwise seriously in
jured. John Martin, the "milk shaker," paid $S0
fines to Alderman Carlisle yesterday, for sell
ing the lacteal fluid on Sunday. In one ot the
cases be bad been already fined 825 and costs by
This Keystone Bridge Works are construct
ing a 125-foot span to replace the one in the
West Penn bridge at Leechburg, swept away
by the flood. The passenger bridge above
Blalrsville Is also being reconstructed.
S. Delp, proprietor ot the Hotel Albemarle,
has entered information against Julius Murray,
advance agent of Little's "World" Company,
claiming that he left town witbont settling a
two-weeks' board bill for bimsejf and wife.
Messrs. BESsreand Gemm, the committee
who have been soliciting funds for the locked
out Illinois miners in this city, claim they have
not yet received S100 for the suffering men. The
poor condition of the coal miners here is the
A charter has been issued to a number of
capitalists to organize the, Mifflin Township
Water Company. The reservoir will be located
on the Duquesne Heights and water will bo
supplied to Homestead. Duquesne and Dra7cs
bnrg. Miss Josepuc'egreen was furnished
transportation to Chicago yesterday by the
Ladies' Iteliet Copfmittec. Miss Green, whoso
home is in SterIin.IIl.,was visiting herrelatlves
U Johnstown atthe time of the flood, and nar
iiuibjkuuM. ucvvuuo onaonon inciino is I
now well nnuer way. The contract for the
otrild rt!irl tn (nnnft tlin riairl n Vtn UIUa I
with the :bad beyond the "Herse Shoe" has
not ye: ben let. It is expected the system will
be workir g by October 12.
Before Magistrate Hyndman yesterday
mornlngl Inspector McAleese charged John
Golden, Edward George, Mike Tracy and Mike
Connors With burglary. These are the men
who, it is supposed, entered the residence, 213
Locust sti let, and stole $30.
The Cc: oner will hold inquests this morning
on the regains of John B. Bender, the 11-ycar-old
boy whose body was fonnd in the Mononga
hela river at Beck's run yesterday, and of
George Jicou, who dropped dead while at work
in ShoenUerger's mill yesterday morning.
John Foley, who has been detained in the
city by the railroad officials for two days on ac
count of 'violent insanity, was taken tb bis
home, Olymphia, Lackawanna county, last
night. His insanity was caused by being over,
come fromfths heat in a Sharon iron mill.
Capt. SAm Brows will return to-day from
Princeton,' Kentucky, with the body of bis son
Will W. Brown, who died In that place on
Monday. The funeral services will be held at
the Brownl residence, ilrown station, on the
B. A O., atjfc30 o'clock Thursday morning.
They ard cleaning house at the- Young Men's
Christian Association, and the reading rooms
will not be pen until Monday. Work will be
gin on tbe crmnasium August L and the hall
will be closi d tbree weeks. Many changes are
to be made,KSpecially in the bathing depart
ment. The nterior is to be wholly refitted.
Robert : cales, a telegrapher boarding at
QU Penn avi oue, found the door of his room
burst open i nd $60 gone early yesterday morn
inc. K. A.
ndall and J. J. Walls were ar.
rested on su:
icion. and both are now in Con-
Walls admitted the theft. An
'as mane by Mr. Bcalerabefore
Ella NelIis, of Allegheny, bought a
preparation fo tbe improvement of her corn-
taking one dose she was at-
tacked with col
Isions and removed to the
Wtin .smtitBfl a
nospiwi tne mil
are was found to be a cum-
aia. laudanum and sea salt,
i mtteh better tost night.
f lttsbnrg's Committee Work at Ei
' position Ball at an End.
AN ERRONEOUS RUMOR SET RIGHT.
A Mission of llercy Takes Tiro of the La
dies to Johnstown.
STATEMENT OP EKD OP ACTlYE "ffOnK
The rumor in circulation last evening that
the effects of the Ladies Belief Committee,
now in Exposition Hall, would be taken out
this morning in a summary manner, turns
out to have been a misstatement oMhe facts
in the case.
Mrs. H. C. Campbell, Chairman of the
Ladles' Belief Committee, explained the
matter last evening. She stated that tbe
committee was to have had the use Of the
building until July IS, and that the exten
sion of time was a courtesy on thepartof the
contractors. The painters reached the end of
the hall in which the ladies' work has been
going on yesterday, and the contractor and
Manager Johnston waited upon her and
asked if she would be willing to have the
effects removed to another part of the build
ing finished by the workmen. After con
sultation it was decided to suspend the
work qf the committee after to-day.
A telegram was received yesterday
requesting a large amount of
clothing and provisions for a small town in
Bedford county which has never yet re
ceived qd and 40 miners' families were
said to be in distressing circumstances.
After verifying the facta a large shipment
was gotten off yesterday. The remainder of
the usable articles will be shipped to the
Johnstown Ladies Belief Committee this
morning. Forty boxes of good winter
clothing will be stored until fall, when it is
expected that .the committee will resume
work. A large quantity of stufi comes un
der the head of rags, and will be disposed of
to the best advantage. In this manner the
work of the Pittsburg Ladies' Belief Com
mittee will practically end to-day, but the
committee holds Itself ready to resume
active work at any moment. Mrs. Camp
bell states that this action is not in tbe re
motest sense compulsory, but that the most
amicable relations exist between the com
mittee and the Exposition directors, and
that the hearty thanks of the committee ate
due to the Exposition Society.
Mrs. Campbell spoke of a new method of
extending aid to Johnstown determined
It is expected that Mrs. William McCreery,
Mrs. James B. Scott and myself will go to
Johnstown Friday next We will meet with
and afford every encouragement to the Johns
town Ladies' Relief Committee, but we are on
a special mission. We have learned from many
whom we have assisted In Pittsbug most mov
ing accounts of destitution among women in
Johnstown who are helpless and nnable to ap
ply in person to any of the relief committees.
We have a balance ot money left after our
committee bills are settled, besides the 81,500
set aside for our use, and we intend to expend
tbe money In a woman's way In making these
poor creatures comfortable. I have scarcely
been able to restrain ray tears at many of the
stories related, and we are convibced that
much good can be done In cases not heretofore
reached. We shall probably Spend several
days in Johnstown.
NOT A BIT NEIGHBORLY.
Witb the Key to the Other Man's House, n
NelchborLocks Ilim Oat.
Julius Boyers was committed to jail by
Alderman Doughty last night for court trial
on a charge of malicious larceny, preferred
by Philip Selbert. The allegation is to the
effect that the defendant secured the key of
Selbert's house, on Jones avenue, and hav
ing locked the door relused to admit tbe
Tho Typhoid Fever In Allegheny.
There were four more cases of typhoid
fever brought to the Allegheny General
Hospital yesterday, making the total num
ber of cases in the hospital 31. One of tbe
resident physicians stated last night that
some of them were of a very serious nature;
bnt he could not yet say whether any of
them would be fatal.
A SceinlnEly Innnc Freak.
Morris Ward, a shoemaker, who lives on
Pride street, near Fifth avenue, was arrested
by Officer Terry on Fifth avenue, near his
home, last night and locked up in the
Eleventh ward station on a charge of disor
derly conduct. Ward stood on the sidewalk
and struck at passers-by with his fists. The
police say the man is slightly demented.
For Foandlns a Peddler.
Yesterday afternoon Lewis Showers dis
played his ability In the manly art to the
residents of Boquet street, Oakland, by
giving a severe beating to a harmless pack
peddler, who was much smaller than he.
Officer Duncan, after much difficulty, ar
rested Showers and placed him in the Four
teenth ward station.
Wanted to Start Housekeeping-.
Bichard Kelly was arrested last night by
Officer Wbltehouse on n charge of larceny
preferred by the owners of the steamboat
James Laughlin. It is said that Kelly car
ried off ali the furniture, bedding and'other
Eortables belonging to the boat. He will
ave a hearing to-day.
Rnn Ofl" to Wyoming.
On April 10 last Bobert, the 15-year-old
son of Bev. N. G. Miller, the well-known
Methodist minister, ran away from home.
Yesterday a letter was received from Lar
amie, Wyoming Territory, stating that the
boy was there and in good health.
Under the nmcfasr's Wagon.
Between 4 and 5 o'clock last evening
James Mullen, aged 50 years, was knocked
down and run over by John Boman's
butcher wagon at the corner of Second av
enue and Brady street. No bones were
broken, but he was painfully injured.
It Was Confined to the Roof.
At 820 o'clock last night the roof of
Mcintosh & Hemphill's foundry, at the
foot of Thirteenth street, caught fire from a
spark. A still alarm was sent to Fire Com
pany Ho. IS, and the flames were extin
guished before any damage was done.
Witbont Any Introduction.
Officer O'Brien placed Joseph Devine In
the Fourteenth ward station yesterday for
accosting women on Second avenue, near
Brady street. A charge of disorderly con
duct was made against him.
Ont of a Shallow Pocket.
A lady's pocketbook, containing a small
sum of money, was found by Officer Mc
Clury, at the corner of Penn avenue and
Sixth street, yesterday. It can be identified
at Central station.
Foker Flayers Tipped and Skipped.
Officer Smith dispersed a crowd of poker
players at the foot of South Twelfth street
last night. Some boys warned the players
before the officers arrived and they all es
caped. Mes. Axtuoxy Nooks, of Conemangh,
Pa., was burned in the eye last spring while
cleaning with canstielye. During the'late
flood she had to rnn to the hills for her life,
got wet, and altogether destroyed her eye.
Yesterday, she had what was left of it re
moved by Dr. Sadler, 804 Penn ays., to save
A FATAIriPLEASlRE TRIP.
Bliss Nannie Oppenheimer Ground to Death
on the P. Si W. The Snd Ending; of a
WngonTtlde Others Injured.
Yesterday morning Harmony station, on
the P. & W. B. B., was the scene of an ap
palling accident, by which Miss Nannie
Oppenheimer only daughter Of Moses Op
penheimer, the Liberty street clothier, was
Miss Oppenheimer, with Miss Bella
Floersheim, Miss Amanda Klee, Miss Frey,
Miss Herzog and Miss Bella Wurtnzer, all
of Allegheny, had been summering at the
residence of Mf. Jacob Ziegler, near Har
mony, on the line of the road. Yesterday
the young ladies got into one of Mr. Zieg
ler's spring wagons to take a ride.
Just as thev were all seated a ireight train
approached. Instantly the horse took fright,
and theyounglady who was holding the reins
backed the horse over the bank as the train
reached that point. About the middle of
the train-a car struck the end of the wagon
and dashed itspreciousfreightttpohthetntck.
Mis Oopenheimer fell between two cars
and fen cars passed over her breast, almost
severing her body- Her right arm was cut
off and the unfortunate young lady in
Miss Klee had a leg broken, but her three
cotripanions escaped with severe bruises.
The wagon was entirely destroyed, and the
horse, who rolled beneath the cars, was let
teraliy hacked to pieces.
Miss Oppenheimer was very beautiful
and only 19 years of age. She was one of
the last year's graduates at the Monnt St.
Ursula Convent in Oakland.
Miss Oppenhelmer's body w'as brought to
town last night and taken to Fairman's
undertaking rooms, on Ohio street, Alle
gheny, to be embalmed. Miss Floersheim,
who had one of her hips dislocated, was
taken borne on a stretcher. She lives on
Wetern avenue. Miss Frey was also slight
ly injured, bnt the rest of the ladies jumped
off the wagon.
JUST AN EVEN HUNDRED.
That's the Kind 61 a Blrlhdny JnmesBIc
'Crendy Celebrates To-Day.
James McCready, of the West End, will
celebrate to-day his one hundredth birth
day. Mr. McCready claims to have been
born in Scotland in 17S9. In 1809 he came
to Pittsburg, and has lived in this vicinity
ever since, but has outlived two wives,
having, however, several sons and grand
Mr. McCready fought in the wars of 1812,
1848 and 1804. He Is as strong as many
younger men, and exceedingly active, and
only yesterday was working at digging a
A Heartless Moiticr, Perhaps.
A Woman named Yokes was arrested by
Officer Alexander yesterday on a charge of
disorderly condnct and neglecting her 6-vear-old
son. who, it is said, has been left
for days without food or shelter.
frtrlklne 230 Barrels n Day.
The Saint Oil and Natural Gas Company
has struck a 250-barrel-a-day well on Brush
creek, and the strike has awakened renewed
interest in that territory.
An Iron Worker's African Mission.
Frank Cox, a McKeesport iron worker,
has accepted a call to go to Africa as a mis
sionary with Bishop Taylor.
Governor Denver and Sinn" Will Inspect
tho ISth and lOtti Regiments To-Day.
Special exenrsions via B. & O. B. P..,
$2 70 round trip. Trains leave 620 and
8 a. M., 1 and 4 P. IT. Tickets good to re
turn July 27.
Old Sherry, full quarts 50c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts 73a
Old Port, fall quarts 50c
Extra Old Port, lull quarts .75c
Biesllng, fall quarts 40c
Angelica, full quarts EOe
Muscatel, full quarts 60c
Tokay, full quarts 60e
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
Governor Denver and Stnfl Will Inspect
the ISth nnd 10th Ueslments To-Dny.
Special excursions via B. & O. B. B..
$2 75 round trip. Trains leave at G20 and
8 A. M., 1 and 1p.m. Tickets good to re
turn July 27.
Ladles' Salt Parlor.
Still have some pretty cloth suits, suitable
for the beach and mountain wear.
MW3 Pabcels & Jones, 29 Fifth ave.
In using this excellent brew of Frauen
heim & vilsack you will be encouraging a
home industry. Call for it.
From bad sewerage or undralned
swamps deranges the liver and un
dermines the system, creates blood
diseases and eruptions, preceded by
headache, biliousness and constipa
tion, which can most effectually be
cured by the use of the genuine
DR. C. McLANITS
CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS.
Price, 23c Sold by all druggists, and pre
pared only by Fleming Brothers, Pitts
burg, Pa. Get the genuine; counterfeits
are made in St. Louis. JtS-itwt
Bargains in Night Shirts.
Bargains in Hosiery.
Bargains in Flannel Shirts.
Bargains in Umbrellas.
Bargains in Silk Mitts.
Bargains in Ribbons.
Bargains in Kid Gloves.
Bargains in Corsets.
Bargains in Ribbed Vests.
Bargains in Neckwear
Bargains in Kuchings.
109 Federal Street,
NOT QDITE SO BAD.
That Steambont-Drldge Incident Believed
to be Accidental.
"If there is a rise in the river, you needn't
worrv bnt that the boats will go through the
cbannd," said Mr. Wood, in the office of
the Monongahela Towing Company, yester
day. The COmpariy operates the Advance
and Pacific, the two boats which ran the
channel at Steubenvllle Monday and
knocked down the piles driven by the Pan
handle Eailroad to sustain their bridge at
that point while they are reconstructing the
channel span. Continuing, the speaker
It is a question of justice whether ths river
men shall be stopped in their business tnat the
railroad comnany may build their bridge and
look after their own iraffle, or whether they
stop their traffic as a consequence of their own
repairs. They bare no right to close tbe chan
nel, and I don't see bow any steamboat captain
or company could be touched bylaw fdr knock
ing the piles down. There Is a quick bend in
tho river atr that point, just above ths
bridge, and the current I thrown
swiftly to tbe north shore. In swinging hU
tow to make tbe temporary channel, I suppose
the current carried the pilot of the Advance)
too far sonth, and he had to strike tbe piles.
It would be madness for a captaiu to deliber
ately run into an obstruction and take the risk
of sinking bis boats and tow, just to knock
some piles ont.
Mr. James A. Henderson, of the Naviga
tion Company, said that he had been to
Washington and seen General Casey, who
has charge of the rivets for the War De
partment. He said the General promised
him that a channel should be lelt open for
A KAIIiUOAD QUARREL.
Tho Union Pnsscnger Company Granted a
The Pittsburg Union Passenger Eailway
Company filed a bill in equity against the
Pleasant Valley Bailroad Company yester
day, and asked the Court to enjoin the latter
from laving tracks on Irwin avenne, be
tween Washingtdn and Jackson streets,
Allegheny, which the former claims to be a
portion ot the extended ronte granted them
by nn adoption into their charter of the act
of 1889. Judge Collier granted the injunc
tion, and the case will come up before His ,
Honor next Saturdar.
JDS. HDRNE R CO.'S
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Our prices on summer goods now are
the lowest ever known. A look through
the store will convince you of this fact.
To-day 1C0 pieces more of the extra
fine Scotch Ginghams at 23c
I0O pieces more of tho finest Ameri
can Ginghams at 15c
100 pieces more of the cotton Challis
we are Selling so cheaply.
More of the Printed Lawns at 6c a
large lot of fine French Printed
Batistes at 10c and 12c
The 60c Woolen Dress Goods which
we are selling at 5c are on a special
table In center of store.
Nearby are the new French Challis,
nearly ECO patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Challis
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling
dresses at very low prices 0O0 a yard
The fancy Scotch and French Flan
nels all reduced. Good goods at 25c,
la the way of Muslin Underwear and
Dressing Sacques our stock is unusually
complete and large.
In the Suit Room our entire stock of .
Ladles' and Children's Summer Dresses' "
at very low prices. Also great bargains
In Coats and Jackets. All sorts of
Traveling Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust
ers. We have made still further reflec
tions In our large collection of Printed
India Sillts, both in short lengths and
full -dress patterns. , Our bargains in
fancy plaid and stripo SUks are tbe best
Full lines of Black Silks for Summer
wear at very close prices.
Our Notion Department is filled with
odds and ends useful for travelers'
use. Brushes of all kinds, TraveUna
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc.
The completeness of our stock will
surprise you largest in all depart
JOB, HDRNE I ED. 'S..
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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