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f Clearfield County Authorities
to Inyestigato
' More Correspondence) in the Notable
International Case.
Involving Soraethins of a Eomance Up on
lit. Washington.
Yesterday morning Consul Max Scham
berg received the letter which was sent him
by the District Attorney of Clearfield coun
ty. It acknowledges the receipt of the corre
spondence from the Austrian authorities,
translations of which were published ex
clusively in The DisrATCn yesterday. The
District Attorney stated in reply to Mr.
Echamberg's request that he would take the
testimony of the witnesses named by the
Itpyal Court or Hungary if that Government
would bear all the expenses.
For Consul Schamberg's information the
District Attorney states that John and
Mike Ivan and George Murin were arrested
for the murder of Joseph Loksa. Mike
Ivan was tried for the killing and acquit
ted, while John Ivan and George Murin
were discharged.
There was not sufficient evidence to hold
them. The District Attorney adds that he
should not be surprised if the two men now
in prison in Austria, Andrew Ivan and
Stephen Toma, are the guilty parties.
Mr. Scamberg at once wrote a reply to the
Clearfield county attorney, telling him to
go ahead and his country would pay all ex
penses incurred in taking the testimony.
The Consul then mailed the District Attor
ney's letter to the Austrian Legation at
"Washington City. Mr. Schamberg realizes
that if the murderers of Joseph Loksa have
been ca"ptured in Hungary, they must not be
allowed to escape, though the question of
money should arise. He hopes that the
American people will appreciate the
promptness with which the Hungarian Gov
ernment calls its citizens to strict account
for misdeeds even in a foreign land. It is
so usual to charge Hungarians with out
laws' deeds in the coke regions, or heinous
depredations' at Johnstown, that Mr.
Schamberg thinks it no more than just for
Americans to aid in the present case. It
vindicates Hungarian law. '
This proceeding of trying criminal in
one country for a crime committed in an
other, strange as it may seem, is.not without
a precedent A few years ago a young Aus
trian, alter di-covering many private points
in connection with a certain family on
Mount Washington, in this city, waited
upon the head of the family ana declared
himself as his nephew from abroad. As he
was a good-looking, well-drpssed young fel
lowthe old man congratulated himselt upon
the possession of so styiish a relative and
acceptei him without investigation a pro
ceeding which he had good cause to regret
afterward. The young man soon became
one of the family, and made himself so
agreeable to the lady of the house that one
morning they departed together, taking
with them $1,800 of the old man's good, hard
cash. They were traced to Austria, where
they were' arrested, a charge of robbery
brought a rain st them, and on the evidence
taken in Pittsburg and forwarded to the au
thorities there, they were convicted.
Theyoungman receivedasentence of three
years in prison; the woman being an Ameri
can citizen and not -amenable nnder the cir
cumstances, was placed upon a steamer and
returned to America. The greater portion
oi the money was recovered and returned to
the owner.
The plea given by the Austrian Govern
ment in explanation of their attitude on the
extradition system is that the prisoners will
receive a more dispassionate trial in that
country than would be possible in America;
that here the popular leeling would be liable
to militate to the prisoners' disadvantage.
This latter view of the matter gives weight
to the request ot the Pittsburg colored peo
ple in the Fleinon extradition case, and the
desire ot many Pittsburg people that the
prisoner should not be delivered to the
South Carolina authorities, but that the
trial should take place in Allegheny county.
They think he can get a fairer trial here.
Borne Disturbances nt ilic Allegheny Gro
cers' 1'Icnie Yesterday.
The annual picnic of the Allegheny re
tail grocers took place at Boss' Grove, on
the West Pcnn Bailroad, yesterday. It was
a most enjoyable affair, the only disturbance
reported being a fight on the last train home
last night, in which a man named David
McGrew, residing on Fourth avenue, was
tcverely beaten about the head. He was
able to walk to his home, where a physician
dressed his wounds. No arrests are reported
in connection with the affair.
William J. Wolf; residing at 2616 Sarah
street, was robbed of a gold watch valued at
$75 at the picnic. Wolf says he was
assisting two ladies on the train when three
roughs surrounded him. One of them took
his watch. Wolf felt the chain being
pulled, and caught hold of the fellow, but
his Iriends helped him to get away.
A man who refused to give his name was
arrested by Special Officers Denniston and
Bobinson, on Market street last midnight,
and lodged in Central station, charged as a
suspicious person. M. J. Wolf, of No. 2616
Carson street, Southside. notified the police
that he had been robbed at the grocers' pic
nic, held at Boss Grove yesterday, oi a
gold watch valued at 575.
Veteran Firo Department Ilorsra Turned
Out to the llislicut Bidder.
The Department of Public Safety will al
low no flics on itself nor on its fire depart
ment horses. They must be able to keep
out of the way of the flies. There are 15
horses in the department that will be offered
' at auction on Monday next Chief Evans
says there is nothing particular about them.
They "have neither pride by ancestry nor
hope of posterity;" have neither illustrious
pedicree nor have they done or suffered any
thing specially notable, never had burning
houses lall on them, though they are good
horses and have so tar served their day and
feneration faithfully and well. They have
Dst a portion of their vim, however, and
cannot get the engines to fires as quickly as
they onco could.
A Fnluce for n Cntercr.
The Executive and Building Committees
of the Exposition Society met on the
grounds yesterday and decided to erect a
restaurant between the main building and
machinery ball. The restaurant will be CO
xlOO feet, and will extend out over the
boulevard to the water's edge. It will be in
the shape of an "L" and will contain 6,000
feet of space. The building will cost from
95,000 to $6,000.
Bis; Break In n. Bloomfleld Sewer Enormous
Difficulties In tbe Way of Repair
Workmen Only Made Six Inches Progress
Street Commissioner Hunter has a job ou
hand bigger than that of Hercules, who was
too lazy to clean the stable for his boss, and
to save work turned a river as large as Saw
mill run through it Mr. Hunter's work is
the repair of the sewer ou Main street at
Stranb's brewery. Sixteenth ward. There
are on each side of the street deep de
pressions which remind one of volcanic
craters, or at least ot descriptions
given of them by travelers. Originally
they constituted a part of a ravine 80 or 90
feet in depth and were divided by the fill
requisite to make Main street's connection.
The upper pit, where the break is, has been
filled up to within 30 feet of the surface of
the street It contains an acre or more ter
ritory, and as at Bed pond, on Center ave
nue, a chimney has been built, connecting
with the upper part of the sewer to accom
modate an overflow. The break in the sewer
is probably 20 feet from the curb of the,
street At first the break was visible from
the top of the bank, but the earth began
sliding and filled it up.
Three men were at work all day yester
day removing the base of the slide, which
is about 15 feet above the sewer, but at 5
o'clock last evening a spectator calculated
tljat they had made about six inches pro
gress, the moraine pushing down almost as
fast as it could be removed. Should aheavy
rain set in, it is supposed the slip will be
come much greater, and may carry down
the street at that point In the event of the
upper basin filling with water above ihe top
of the chimncv, there might be a more ex
tensive sewer burst, though it might choke.
Should the earth give way gradually, the
sewer might carry awav the detritus. The
expense of repair will be very great The.
sewer was built about three years ago.
A Double Oak Floor, Costing $10,000, Be
places Ihe Old Planking;.
The Sharpsburg bridge has been solidly
re-floored with three-inch oak planking.
The job has been very slowly done, as it
was necessary to accommodate daily traffic
of iron wagons and street cars. The total
expense of the job will shade 10,000 verv
closely. The bridge is 3,000 feet in length
and tbe old bridge floor has been subjected
to very heavy work for upward of seven
As fast as the old flooring was torn away
a course of three-inch planks was laid upon
the iron girders. A chair tie of oak was
laid on top of this for the rails of the street
railway. The top floor was then laid at
leisure. The job has taken ten men nearly
two months of continuous work and the fin
ishing touches are now being put on.
Something About Win. Tnylor, Who Died on
Bit. Washington.
William Taylor, an old resident of Mt
Washington, died at his home at No. 19
McClnre avenue on Tuesday at the age ol
89 years. Mr. Taylor has been unable to
walk with anything like ease for some time
on account of his size. He weighed at the
time ot bis death SJ.1 pounds.
A short time ago Alderman Heinrich was
taking Mr Taylor in his buggy from Mr.
Streilly's to Mr. Beech's house. While
they were ascending Maple street the traces
broke and both gentlemen were thrown out
of the bnggy. Mr. Taylor was badly in
jured and death resulted on Tuesday, partly
trom these injuries.
Father Wall Belarus Home, but Did Not
Decide Upon Any Designs.
Very Bev. Stephen Wall, D. D.. rector
of St. Paul's Cathedral, returned home yes
terday from New York, where he went to
consult with artists in regard to decorating
the inside of the Cathedral. When seen
last evening the reverend gentleman stated
he had not decided upon any designs yet,
for the reason that he had not half enough
money to do the work required.
Folnts About FIttsburgers and Others or
Wide Acquaintance.
Hugh Laughlin, of East Palestine, O.,
Is in the city.
William B. Kuhn, or the East End, has
gone to Detroit.
J. H. King, of Painesville, O., was at
the Anderson yesterday.
C. J. McConnell, of Steubenville, is at
the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Charles W. Mackey, of Franklin, Pa.,
is at the Monongahela House.
David Kirk, the oil operator of Brad
ford, is at the Monongahela House.
H. S. Shairon, of Harrisburg, is a
guest at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
George Campbell, the Smithfield tailor;
wife and family, will leave for Cape May to
day. Mr. A. M. .Fox, a prominent glass
manufacturer of Chicago, Is registered at the
Miss Mary Schwartz, the bookkeeper of
John R.AA. Murdoch, has cone on a vacation
to Meadville.
Dr. Bobert Sands and Captain
Richard Brophy left yesterday for a short trip
to Gettysburg.
Mrs. Young and her daughter have re
turned from Mexico and they are staying at
the Duquesne Hotel..
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kerwin. of East
Liberty, have departed for a trip to Oakland,
Cal., for the summer.
Hon. G. L. Cochran, of St. Louis,
passed throuzh the Union depot last night on
his way to Washington.
Mr. D. S. Pearson, the Assistant Treas
urer of the Philadelphia Company, has cone to
Cape May for two weeks.
Mrs. Carrie Duncan and her daughter,
Miss Nellie, of Osborne station, have gone to
Asbnry Park for tbe summer.
Misses Maggie Lemon and Sallie
Powell have been chosen by the Directors of
tbo Franklin schools to fill vacancies.
Miss Lcnora Hunter tendered a re
ception and dance to her youne friends at her
residence at Turtle Creek Tuesday ovening.
Miss Bertha Lowenthal, of Locust
street, has left the city to sojourn with a sister
Mrs. Lewlns, at Uniontown, tor a few weeks. '
The employes of the Birmingham street
car line presented W. W. Patrick, the retiring
President of the line, with a handsome cold
watcb last night ,
Thomas H. Davis, Esq., and family
have gone to their farm, in Butler county, to
spend the heated term. Mr. Davis will remain
there until his legal duties call him back to the
Mrs. P. Jonas and Mrs. E. Klee, of
New York City, arrived in the city last night
They are icl.it Ives of Miss Nannie Oppon
helmer, the young lady who was killed by a
lreicht train near Harmony on Tuesday, and
the ladies have come to attend the Xnnerai.
Mr. Edward Young, until lately cashier
for Messrs. Seaman, Bleeth & Black, of this
city, left last night for Washington, D. O,
where he will assume tbe duties of chief of a
division in the Treasury Department to which
position he was appointed by President Harri
son. ,
Prof. Z. X. Snyder, lately principal of
the Beading schools, of Beading, Pa and
Tormerly of Greensburg. Pa., has been elected
principal of tbe State Normal School at Indi
ana. Fa. He takes tbe place of Prof. Darling,
formerly of Pittsburg, who has resigned to
enter the insurance business.
W. B. Errett, son of Hon. Bussell.
Errett who sailed for Europe upon the receipt
of tbe Intelligence that his father bad been
stricken by paralysis, arrived yesterday at
Frankfort-on-tbe-Malrt. He Immediately sent
a telegram to Mr. James S. McKean, of this
city, announcing his father was much Improved.
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Holds Back tbo Southern Deputies
From Rev. E. F. Flemom
And Orders Both Bides to Appear Before
11 im on Next Tuesday.
Governor Beaver yesterday afternoon
signed an order restraining his warrant for
the extradition of Bev. E. F. Flemon, and
commanding the parties concerned in the
case to appear before him by counsel next
Tuesday, the 30th iust, at 4 r. M. The Gov
ernor had juststeppedintohisprivate carriage
after the review of the Eighteenth Bcgtment
at Uniontown, when he was waited on by
Attorneys G. W. Wurzell and J. H. Bald
win, of Pittsburg, attorneys for Flemon,
with a deputation of colored preachers. The
deputation requested permission to read a
petition relating to the Flemon case; and
the Governor expressed his willingness to
hear any requests they might have to make.
Attorney Wurzell then read the petition
which prayed that the Governor should
issue an order recalling his warrant lor
Flemon's extradition, until he could have
an opportunity of fully sifting the case.
The Governor listened attentively during
the reading of the petition, and expressing
himself satisfied with the arguments used,
immediately signed the order to the Sheriff
as above stated, and summoned Flemon
before him ou Tueaday.next at Harrisburg,
"to make good the facts set forth in the pe
Meanwhile Flemon is to remain in the
custody of the Sheriff of Allegheny county.
Before bidding the deputation good-by the
Governor expressed a desire to see justice
done in the matter, anil promised, if it
should be necessary, that -he would give
Flemon a safe condnct through South Caro
lina. Messrs. Wuraell and J. H.Baldwin,
Esqs., were accompanied on their trip by
Kevs. Holliday, Jones, Jfryer, JdcAluilen,
Clinton and Broadax Smith.
Judge Ewing yesterday again postponed
final action in the case until Saturday next
Colonel Echols argued that the prisoner
had received all the gracs he could expect,
and ought to be at once turned over. Judge
Ewing replied that he had expected to
terminate the case yesterday, bnt at the re
quest of Justice Sterrett would allow it to
rest until' Saturday, as Justice Sterrett
wanted Chief Justice Paxson to pass on it
Judge Ewing's request for the papers in
the case developed the fact that Mr. -Mc-Kenna,
in his haste to get to Philadelphia,
had carried them away with him. His
Honor rather severely remarked had proper
diligence been exercised tbe matter might
have been disposed of much sooner.
It is said that Flemon's lawyers are not
pleased with his having himself inter
viewed, because in it is a tacit admission
that he is Yeldell, and that the admission
puts him in a bad light, he having sworn
before Judge Ewing that he was not Yeldell.
Information from Philadelphia is that
Colonel Paxson, whom Mr. McKenna, when
he left for Europe, putin charge of the case,
had gotten Chief Justice Paxson and Justice
Sterrett together, and that they would ex
amine the papers carefully and consult as
to the wisdom of issuing a'special allocatur
to Judge Ewing, but it was also stated there
was but little prospect of interference by the
Supreme Court.
It is regarded as a rather ticklish business
for one Governor to refuse to honor the re
quisition ot another, though it has been
done more than once. It is regarded as
liable to stir up bad blood and lead to retal
iatory measures subsequently.
A report was current yesterdav that
Flemon had made arrangements with his
colored friends to have him shot while go
ing to the station, if he is taken South, be
lieving this an easier fate than death at the
end ot a rope in South Carolina; but there
seems to be little foundation for the story.
Mr. D. M. Washington, treasurer of the
body that meets in the Franklin street
school house, stated last night that he knew
nothing of it and did not believe it. He
might have suggested suicide, but he was
confident such a movement had neither
length nor breadth. Mr. Washington said
he bad now no hope of their being able to
prevent Flemon's extradition, but he did
hope that ths agitation was now so wide
spread that the eyes' of the na
tion would be on South Caro
lina, and that Flemon might be
shown more favor than he would had his
captors been allowed to take him away
without protest.
There was the usual gathering of colored
folks at the Court House yesterday, and their
interest seemed unabated. Some colored
people who, yesterday forenoon, viewed
from afar the crowd that 3n ways gathers
around the Black Maria ere she departs with
her freight of workhouse prisoners, became
greatly excited, thinking the South Carolina
officials had gotten their prey. Theywere
much relieved when told that Judge Ewing
had granted another respite.
Postmaster Larkln Dlay bo Retired Within
a Week.
Late last night a special telegram was re
ceived from Washington. Tlje hour was so
late when the dispatch was received that it
was impossible to see any of the interested
parties. It is very likely that' Postmaster
Lark in will be released from the duties of
the office within a few weeks. The dispatch
is as follows:
It was stated to-day by an official of the Post
office Department that the papers for the ap
pointment of James S. McKean as postmaster
of Pittsburg would be made out this week, and
that tbe change would probably soon be mado.
Postmaster General Wanamaker has in view a
visit to Pittsburg within a week or two, and it
is possible the appointment may not be made
until after his return.
Miss Kannlo Oppenuclmer's Funeral
Tako Flaeo This Afternoon.
Mr. Benjamin Oppenheimer and his two
sons arrived in" the city yesterday morning
irom Atlantic City, having been called
home from a pleasure trip by the terrible
death of Miss Nannie Oppenheimer, who
was killed at Harmony on Tuesday by a
Pittsburg and Western freight train." The
remains of the young lady were taken to
thelhome of her parents, on Locust street,
Allegheny, yesterdav. and the funeral will
take place to-day at the new 'Hebrew Cem-
etery on tne ierrysvine roan. There were
sad scenes in the home yesterday.
Dissatisfied With Delays.
The business people living between De
haven and Pittsburg, along tho P. W. Bail
way line, have decided to start a 'bus line
to connect Dehaven with the West Penn
Bailway line at Etna, unless a radical
chauge is made in the morning train service
of tbe P. W. There is great dissatisfaction
among the business men at delays.
A Freight Wreck.
A freight wreck, resulting in the ruin of
an engine and a number of cars, took place
last evening on the Pittsburg and Lake
Erie Bailroad. Two freight trains ran on
the same track about tour miles east of
Bock Point, and before the engineers no
ticed this fact tbe trains ran againtt each
other. Several of the cars were' smashed,
bnt nobody was hart.
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The Wire Rope Banning Between Wash
Ington Street and tho Loop Fat Is In-(cresting-
Details of tho Job Mew
That portion of the Tittsburg public
which patronizes the Fifth avenue cable
road was pulled to and from the Washing
ton street power honse yesterday by a brand
new cable. It is slightly over 10,000 feet in
length, an inch and a quarter thick, and
cost a neat snm. It worked admirably all of
yesterday, but the tremendously heavy oil
ing it had received made a very machinery
like smell all along the road.
It was laid by a new method. The late
car which started from Market street at 20
minutes after midnight yesterday morning
was 'followed by another car which stopped
at tbe Washington street power house. The
old cable was cut, unwound and coiled up
at the rear of the cellar. The new cable,
wound on a huge spool, was trained through
the cable apertures and carried around the
wheel at the pit in front of the power house.
The method used on the Citizens' line in its
recent relaying was not used. It consisted
of splicing the new to the old and slowly
revolving the machinery, thus making the
old cable lay the new. This was not deemed
a safe way on account of the heavy gradient
in the slope down from the Court House
and also the loon at the foot of Fifth ave
nue. The end of the new cable was securely
fastened to the grip of the car,and the latter
was slowly propelled backward along the
line, the cable being thus kept at an even
altitude all the way. This trip was finished
about 4:30 o'clock, and the splice making
the cable continuous was hastily but care
fully made, the machinery was started up,
and everything found to be all right,
Bow tbo Departments on tho First Floor
Will be Arranged.
The meeting of Superintends nt Malone, of
tbe new Government building, and the
Building Committee of the Chamber of
Commerce, which had been arranged for
yesterday afternoon, did not take place, but
it will probably beheld to-day. Mr. Malone
gave a Dispatch reporter an opportunity
to examine the plans, which have just been
sent him trom the department at Washing
ton, dividing the different floors into rooms
for the proposed occupancy.
The first floor will be taken up by the
postoffice entirely, and the arrangements
appear to be as nearly perfect as possible.
The general postoffice department, such as
stamp windows, registered letter office,
money order office, etc., will be around the
center of the floor, the dimensions of the
room being 123x87 feet All around the
corridor will be the private offices of the
officials, and each place i within easy reach
of the entrance. In each corner" of the
building will be an elevator, while the mail
wagons will have theit entrance on Cherry
alley. The arrangement of tbe building
presents, on the whole, more facilities than
the New York Postoffice.
On tbe third floor will be the two court
rooms, and on the fifth floor the Signal Ser
vice Bureau is to be located.
The Dead Man's Widow aad Oae of the Pall
Bearers Quarrel.
John O'Brien, a colored man of No. 102
Water street, died day before yesterday,
and his widow, Maggie O'Brien, a white
woman, invited the neighbors to hold a
wake that night. It is alleged the be
havior of the guests was anything but
decorous, and when the funeral was held
yesterday morning all of them were lively
in the extreme. After the man had been
buried, and Mrs. O'Brien returned to her
home, a row took place, and in a few min
utes all went to the 'Squire's office, making
tbe following informations: Mike Byan
sued Mrs. O'Brien for disorderly condnct,
John Hanlau for assault and battery and
Jenny McKee for keeping a disorderly
Mike Byan was one of the pall-bearers ot
the late O'Brien. Then Mrs. O'Brien, the
widow of the colored man, sued Byan for
assault and battery. Warrants were issued
for the parties and the cases will come up
for a hearing to-morrow evening.
Iiawreneevllle Loses a Relic of Many Years'
One of the oldest landmarks in Lawrence-
ville was torn down yesterday. It was a
log cabin on Calvin street, near Forty-fifth
street, and for many years was occupied by
Peter Keller, who is now dead.
The old homestead was built nearly 80
years ago, when Lawrenceville was a farm
ing settlement At Mr. Keller's death the
property was sold to a citizen who will
erect a handsome brick house. The log
cabin had become so dilapidated as to be no
longer habitable.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Coadensed
for Ready Reading.
BAErnniDQE Council 128, Jr. O. U. A. M..
will bold a private picnic at Silver Lake Grove
on August 21.
A. Falca, a shoemaker at 1105 Penn avenue,
reported to the police last night that a boy bad
stolen a pair of shoes from his store.
A boy named Devine,living on Thirty-second
street, bad his leg crushed at the Black Diamond
Steel Works yesterday by an Ingot falling
upon it
The yonng girl who became a mother at the
Central statlou Friday has confessed that her
name is not Kate Murphy, as she previously
stated, bnt Maria Conly. .
The Randall Club will meet this evening.
All members are earnestly requested to attend
and receive tickets for the fete champetre, to
be given at Silver Lake Grove.
The members of the Fifth Avenue Congre
gational Church held their annual picnic yes
terday at Rock Point There were about 400
people present at the picnic grove.
AIPrrrSBUEO tobacco firm has jnst made an
offer of $11,000 for a new cigar making machine
which will turn out about 100.UOO cigars per
day. An effort is being made to form a stock
company to operate the machine.
Robert Munit, one of the men who was in
jured by tho breaking of the sewer at Red
Pond on the roornine of Jnly If, has recovered
from his injuries and was discharged from the
Hotneopatnic Hospital yesterday.
Me. Cooper, of the firm of Edebum'd:
Cooper, surveyors, denies the report thai they
were 'surveying ground for a proposed now
railroad to Rcllevue for Colonel Bayne) with
the Intention ol cutting off the Pleasant
John Hedple, employed on the steamboat
Nellie Hudson, was engaged tying njpttwo
barges yesterday, when In some way ho god be
tween them, and was badlv squeezed about his
hips and back. He was taken to the JIotct
Hospital. t'
It is stated by railroad officials that unless
tbe strike of tbe coal handlers at tbe West
Superior docks is ended within a fow days It
will have the effect of stopping shipments' to
that point and some of the railroad mines will
have to close down.
At the meeting of the School Directors of
tne tJevcntn anu .cignin wards, Miss Powell,
lato of tbe Fourteenth ward school, and Ms a
Lemmon, wbo has been teaching in one of tbe
oomusiue bcuuuis, aim lives ju tne oi
ward, were elected teachers.
Ex-Policeman Thompson, of Allegheny,
has been' arrested on a complaint of bis wife)
wbo claims that he threatened her with bodily
Injury. Thompson resisted arrest and it re
quired tbe services of four of the best men of
the force to bring him to subjection.
AN attache of the Highway Department As
sistant Superintendent Hunter, spoke in very
favorable terms'yesterday of the work done by
tho revolvine sweepers on the preceding night
and expressed the opinion that the principal
streets in tho heart of the city wonld be swept
every night by means of the machines.
Health Of-ticee Bradley, or Allegheny
has started a crusade against the doctors who
have not reported their cases of typhoid fever
and threatens to fine them 150 for their neglect
There Is both an act of the Assembly and acity
ordinance requiring these reports, and blanks
have been test to all the city physicians.
Desired as an Addition to tbe Penn
sylvania Female College.
An Instractress Chats Brightly Upon a
H oscular-Topic
Persons interested in the future of the
Pennsylvania Female College will be af
forded an opportunity shortly to subscribe
for a gymnasium. Such a building is pro
jected as a much-needed addition to the col
lege. It is estimated that the gymnasium,
including its appointments, can be hand
somely constructed for (5,000. Miss H. E.
Pelletro, Principal of the college, leit yes
terday morning for the Fast to enjoy a four
wreks' vacation in Long Island, and was
not accessible to inquiry as to details of the
plan. A well-known merchant who is a
patron of the college states, however, that a
subscription paper is to be quietly circu
lated, with individual subscriptions limited
to $25, and it is believed that $5,000 will be
easily raised tor the desired end.
It was learned that a gymnasium used to
exist upon tbe third floor of the old college
building, but tbe increase in pupils ren
dered an encroachment upon the space im
perative. The gymnasium was transformed
into classrooms, and the only nnusual physi
cal exercise available for the pupils has
been the ascent and descent of the long steps
leading op from Fifth avenue. Calisthen
ics that old-fashioned arm-swinging exer
cise although a portion of the daily pro
gramme, is not considered an effective sub
stitute for genuine gymnastics, and Miss
Pelletro has expressed the opinion that a
gymnasium hall is all that is needed to com
plete the college buildings.
"Educational institutions for women,"
said a well-known instructress last
evening, "are not considered complete
nowadays unless equipped with appli
ances for the physical development of
the pupils. I have just returned from
Baltimore, where I inspected with great in
terest the gymnasium annex of the new M.
E. Woman's College, near Boundary ave
nue, North Baltimore. The building and
equipments will cost $10,000, and it is cer
tainly a handsome affair. Oh, yes. Gym
nastics are of tha greatest value for girls,
because physical exercise gives them a
greater zest for studies, keeps them from
getting round-shouldered and furnishes a
healthy stimulus to a complete education.
Many noted instructresses in this country
take very advanced ground upon this
matter, and hail either manual training or
gymnastics as the salvation of a fast de
generating race. There is really no room
for argument upon tbe subject, for no one
disputes the value of physical education for
our young women."
"What sort ot gymnastics are en regie for
young ladies?" diffidently inquired the re
porter. The instructress laughed. "Well, there
are a few things which the sterner sex do
that the girls would feel some natural tim
idity about attempting. For instance they
would not care to hammer each other with
boxing gloves, nor would they want to get
nor would they want to junfp from a spring
board. But I presume that horizontal bar
exercise, fencing now quite populai in the
Fast and many other of the more sedate
exercises wonld be all right In tbe Balti
!mor" gymnasium I noticed a very fine
bowling alley, a' large swimming pool. 'the
usual rings along the length of the nail,
jumping bars and two or three traprze
Noticing the look of surprise upon the re
porter's face at the mention of trapeze bars
the lady laughed merrily.
"Oh, yesl" she said, "young ladies can
manage semi-aerial exercises very easily.
It must be understood that girls who in
dulge in gymnastics mnst wear a suitable
costume. No, I don't think I could give
much of an idea oi the customary costume,
but I suppose it would be something on the
Bloomer idea. Free action of the muscles
could not be secured unless bifurcated gar
ments were worn. In my experience girls
always extract more amusement from
gymnastics than an equal number of boys,
and many girls are far more daring than
the average boy. In botanizing expeditions
I have seen girls attempt climbing leats that
many boys would shrink from. Oh, yes,
there are a great many girls iu Pittsburg
who have enjoyed progressive muscular
education, and who seem to be much better
grounded in health than their more seden
tary sisters."
A 2-Tenr-OId Child and Ills Uncle Fall IS
Feet to the Floor.
An accident occurred in Allegheny yes
terday afternoon which may result in the
death of a little 2-year-old nephew of Lewis
Branson, of Sandusky street The latter
lives in the second story of the building.
Yesterday a hatchway was cut in the floor
ior the purpose of taking hay to the upper
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the child
was playing near the hatchway. Bronson,
seeing the child, started to go to him. The
little fellow made a leap just as he was
being caught, pulling himself and his uncle
to the floor below, a distance of 18 feet Mr.
Bronson was not hurt much. When the
child was picked up, it was bleeding at the
nose and one ear, and was suffering from in
ternal injuries. Dr. 'W. D. Bankin was
called and stated last night that it was im
possible to say what the result of the acci
dent to the child would be.
Eng'-jecr David BlnrtlD, of the Carbon Iron
( Works, Fatally Injured.
An explosion of a "mold" or "cinder" oc
curred last evening at the Carbon Iron
Works, corner of Thirty-second and Small
man streets. Sensational reports of a whole
sale fatality were immediately circulated,
causing the West Penn ambulance and No.
3 patrol wagon to repair to the scene of the
accident Engineer Martin was the only
person injured. Both of his legs were nearly
severed irom his body, and the ribs of his
right side broken. He was taken to the hos
pital, where his recovery is deemed im
probable. There was no other damage done.
Water coming in contact with the molten
metal was the probable cause of the ex
plosion. Thomas Cratz. a puddler employed at the
Keystone Mill, bad his face badly burned
ast evening by a flash of natural gas from
his furnace.
A Honse Falls lo Pieces.
ne side of the two-story brick dwelling
of 'Peter Schott, the trunk manufacturer, on
Butler street, near Thirty-fifth street, fell
ont'yestorJay morning. The building was
old and stood back from Butler street, in
the rear of Mr. Schott's factory. The fam
ily were living in the house nt the time, bnt
no onevwas injureu. ice uamages win oniy
amount.. to about tiuu.
An Italian Killed.
Tony Blchia, an Italian, residing at Bur-
gettsiownlwas struck by a train at that
place yesterday afternoon. He was broughlr
to the WesVPcnn Hospital, where he died
two hoars wter his arrival. He was 26
yen.of agesna married. -
The Heroes of Johnstown Were In tbo City,
bnt the Former Was Asleep.
Governor Beaver and his staff officers,
who are on their annual State encampment
inspection tour, arrived in the city at 10:39
last night While at the Union station
waiting to be transferred to the West Penn
Bailroad the majority of the party got out
of the train end stretched themselves, prom
enading up and down the station platform.
The most prominent among the party were
Adjutant General D. H. Hastings, for whom
nearly every residen t of Johnstown would lay
down his life; Generals John A. Wylie and
Snowden, of the Second and First Brigades;
with their staff officers, Quartermaster Gen
eral S. W. Hill.of this city.Colonel Spangler,
Assistant Commissary General, Colonel
Louis W. Beed, Colonel John L Bodgers,
Juuge Advocate General, uoionet x. j.
Hudson, of this city; Major Walter Green
land, Quartermaster of the Second Brigade,
and Major Cal iff, who fired the first cannon
at Gettysburg. The latter was detailed by
the War Department to accompany the
party on its tour.
The special train was switched on to the
West Penn tracks, and about 1125 it left
for Grove City via the West Penn roid.
When the train arrived at the Union sta
tion an effort was made by The Dispatch
representative to see the Governor. The
latter had-withdrawn from the glare of the
electric lights to his stateroom, and all
efforts to gain admittance were frnitless.
Even Adjutant General Hastings, who is
never so busy that he cannot do a favor,
tried to rouse the sleeping Governor, but
could not do so. The reporter rode to Alle
gheny with the party, put the Governor's
stateroom was as quiet as its occupant's ex
planation of the relief fund mix.
Br the New Mounted Policemen Oat Along;
Forbes Street.
Officer Wachter, of the new mounted po
lice, made his first arrest last evening. He
noticed two young men racing on Forbes
avenue, after whom he immediately gave
chase and ran down, greatly to their sur
prise. The patrol wagon was called and
they were taken to the Fourteenth ward
station. They gave the names of F. Flcm
ming and C. Shilling.
Yesterday brought a surprise to police
annals, when that long contemplated ad
junct to our police force, mounted officers,
went into effect Chief Brown is trying to
make giant improvement in the police sys
tem. The new officers, only two in number,
will patrol Forbes and Hiland avenues,
where there is considerable fast driving,
The horses of the patrol will be of the best,
aud it is proposed to stop racing, if possible.
Tho TT. 8. Trensnry Officials Explode Pitts
barg's Wool Story.
That free trade scare in this city about
wool the other day will not be followed by
serious results, according to the following
telegram which reached this office last night
from Washington:
Treasury officials say that the statement con
tained in a dispatch with regard to a reduction
of dnty on English wool at Pittsburg are
erroneous. In tbe first place the surveyor at
Philadelphia has no jurisdiction over the port
of Pittsburg, which is in, the New Orleans
Customs district and in the next place tbo rate
of dnty on English wool is specifically provided
by law and can be changed only by act of Con
cress. Under tbe tariff act English or second
class wool is liable to dnty at the rate of 10
cents a pound if unsconred, and at the rate of
SO cents per ponnd if scoured.
The Miners In the Third Fool Followed la
the Procession.
The mines of Foster Clark and Wood at
Coal Valley, in the third pool of the Monon
gahela river, were started up yesterday, the
miners receiving 2 cents per bushel. The
Arm bad a meeting with a committee from
the miners last Tuesday, and tbe men de
cided to accept 'the reduction of a half cent.
All the mines in the fourth pool have been
at work for the same price during the last
week, and it was stated that on this account
the men in the third pool would not hold
out against the firms any longer.
Wash Tour Bedclothes.
To have this properly done has always
been a source of anxiety to the busy house
wife. It affords us great pleasure to be able
to announce that Demmler Bros., 526 and
523 Smithfield st, have added to their im
mense variety of useful house-furnishing
goods a wonderful little contrivance called
the New Era Washer, which will not only
wash bedclothes, but lace curtains and any
article of wearing apparel in one-quarter oi
the time ordinarily required, and do it, too,
withont the least risk of wear and tear.
Don't fail to see it before next washday.
If you want to go to the seashore, now is
your chance. Excursion tickets will be sold
for this evening's trains leaving at 430, 7:15
and 8 JO P. 21., giving you ample time for
breakfast in Philadelphia, and can either
spend the day in Philadelphia or continue
on to Cape May, Atlantic City, Sea Isle
City or Ocean City. Fare for the round
trip $10, tickets good ten days.
New Train Arransemenfs.
The Bedford Springs Hotel Company beg
to notily the public that commencing to-day,
and during tne season, the train on the Penn
sylvania Bailroad leaving Union station at
1 o'clock makes direct connection via Hunt
ingdon for' Bedford Springs on any day ex
cept Sundays.
Notice is hereby given that on Saturday,
July 27, at 10 A." jr., there will be disposed
of at public sale 200 bags of rice. Sale will
take place at West Penn ireight station,
corner of Sandusky street and Church ave
nue, Allegheny City.
Imported Brandenberar Frerrs.
Medoc, St Emilion, St Estepha, St
Julien, Margeaux, Pontet Canet, St
Pierrie, Chateau Leoville, Chateau la
Bosa, Chateau Mouton, Grand Yin Chateau
Margeaux, Grand Yin Chateau Lafitte, by
the case or bottle. G. W. Schmidt,
95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city,
On Sale Frldny,
200 pes. silk plush at 34c, 16 inches; 150 pes.
silk plush at 59c, 24 inches; 2 cases 10c wide
chintzes at GJc; the wide indigo blues at
9, down from 12; 50 pes. fine bleached
table linen at 39c, worth 00c; gold tip um
brellas at 89; 10 per cent disct allowed on
all rugs bonght Friday.
Thornton Bbos.,
128 Federal st, Ally., Pa.
At $6 25 each Combination dress pat
terns, choice colorings and late designs; $15
was the price formerly.
Imported Port.
1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarts.53 00
18C9 Mackenzie Port, full quarts 2 50
Fine Old White Port, full quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, full quarts 2 00
Burgundy Port, full quarts 1 50
Fine Old Spanish Port, full quarts 1 00
For sale by G. Y. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Fifth ave.
Here's Your Chance.
For one week only cabinet photos 89c per
dozen) bring the lamily at dbce. Lies'
popular gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st
Tabxe Linen Bargains Manufac
tnrers'fends, from M to Zi yards in length;
very much under value to close.
Alii danger of drinking impure water is
avoided by adding 20 drops of Angostura
Which Was Probably Conceived by
Two Men at the Same Time
An Electric Consolidation of Westingnoase
dnd Edison
Judge Taylor, cf Fort Wayne, Ind., is
now in this city takin; testimony in an in
terference case, pending in the Patent
office at Washington, D. C, between the
Westinghonse Electric Company and the
Fort Wayne and Jenney Company, of Fort
Wayne. The suit in question refers to a
multiple arc system of converters, iuvol vfng
certain conditions of construction for the
purpose of securing good regulation.
This patent has been applied for by Mr.
Slattery, of the Fort Wayne and Jenney
Company, but Mr. Stanley, of the Westing
house Company, claims a priority of the
patent by several months. Messrs. Bailey
and Terry, the counsel for the Westinghonse
r ' -!-! t 1 . i
vAjmpaay, are uuliuk icuuiuu ic&uuiuiiy.
Yesterday Messrs. F. L. Pope and L. B.
Still well, both experts of the Westinghonse
Company, were examined.
Judge B. S. Taylor, the legal representa
tive of the Fort Wayne and Jenney Com
pany, was seen last night at the Hotel An
derson, and when he was asked as to what
he thought o'f the possible verdict in the
case, he replied that he could not make a
statement on that subject, because the mat
ter rested entirely with the Patent Office.
"The case presents a very fair contest,"
he continued, "and I believe that both the
inventors were working on the invention at
the same time, but who deserves the
recognition of priority I cannot decide." .
"What is your opinion of the great
electric suit between Fdison and Westing
house, which was tried here some time
"Well, that is very hard to tell, and if
you want to know what the decision will be
in the case, I am positive that nobody is
able to jay anything about it to-day. I
have studied, that case thoroughly and I
must acknowledge that both parties seem to
have some very strong points in their favor,
but as far as I am able to judge I think that
Fdison will be the victor in that contest
The chances are slightly against Westing
honse." "As a disinterested party, Judge, would
you like to express an opinion as to the con
solidation of the Fdison and Westinghouse
"I believe that consolidation "will be
brought about, although I do not think that
there are any immediate prospects. These
men have to fight each other very thor
oughly at first, and when they get tired of
that, then
and work in harmony. But it will have to
come, and my belie; is that the entire elec
tric interests of this country will eventually
form a combination. They have to do it,
and here is a good reason: The amount of
money which is. spent annually by these
companies in litigation is an enormous item
of expense, and the mere saving of that
wonld make a consolidation advisable. On
the other hand, the wrangling and fighting
which now exists between all these concerns
is disastrous to all of them, aud the compe
tition decreases profit very considerably."
"But would such a consolidation not be
disadvantageous to the public?"
"No, not in this case. The elements of
the electric business are common property,
ana a combination of all the electric com
panies in the world would not be able to
monopolize them. Then, again, the con
struction of electric machines is now known
by almost every .ordinary machinist For
these reasons wisdom would prompt the
large concerns to keep the price of their
manufactures low in order to prevent a
number of little fellows from getting into
the market"
What is there more pleasing, healthful
or exhilarating than a glass ot sparkling
amber-colored beer, with the genuine
flavor ot pure malt and hops? Such an ar
ticle is brewed by the Bauerlein Brewing
Company, of Bennett's, Pa., and sold by
them in the wood, or by the bottle, quarts
or pints, and delivered to all parts of both
cities. Tour order will receive prompt at
tention. Telephone, 1018. txssu
Iron City Bear.
This delicious summer beverage, brewed
by Frauenheim & Vilsack, is undoubtedly
the best in the market. It is pure, whole
some and nutritions.
To do so requires closing in August
rather than remove stock during build
tag. Will
AU Wash Dress Goods,
AU Wool Dress Goods,
All Silk Goods, t
All House Furnishing Goods,
Gloves and
Children's Suits and Wraps.
Ladies' and Misses' Bolts and Wraps,
Mantles, Jackets, Shawls.
California Wines at 50c per quart
Imported Liquors aud Cordials at
Finest Old Whiskies in Western Penn
sylvania at same prices others are selling.
The HI FIcnIc of tho Allegheny Odd Fellows
Yesterday. A i
The sixth annual outing aad basket pic
nic of the Allegheny lodge of the L O. O.
F. took place yesterday at Forest Groye, ou
the P. & W. B. B. The day was passed ja
dancing and various cames, and the entire
affair was a success. The Committee of Ar
rangements consisted of the following -delegates
from the various lodges:
K. W. Elton. H. W. Scott and W. B. Conp
land, of No. 30: J. L. Clark. A. N. Mercer and
Wm. Fletcher, of No. 403; Harry Williams. W.
A. Lindsay and John Brinttman, of No. 415: E.
Z. Sullivan, J. 8. Hendricks and W.H.Scott,
or No. OX): J.W.Conkel. W. W.Conway, W.
H. Phelps, of No. 211; A.F.Snvder, H. Sut
meyerand C. H. Brouchman, of No. 414; J. H.
Crawford, G. W. Maggl and Jos. HamiJton.4)f
No. 30; C C. Cricks. James A. Robinson and
J. B. Newell, of No. 752; Henry C Mendel,
James Steel and W. B. Urling. of No. 973.
The special committee were Chr. Bluera
stein, A. Miller and Chr. Miller. Members
of the following lodges were present with
their families:' McFarlane, Twin City,
Manchester, Bobert Blum, Fidelia, B. Bid
die Boberts, James H. Graham and Park.
The only accident ot the day happened to
Fdward Butler, Electric Light Inspector,
who had his foot badly injured during a
game of baseball. "
" Y
River Towns Along ihe Sloooagabela to be)
Supplied From Bellevernao
AMcKeesport company, whose name is yet
secret, is laying a new pipe line from Bell
vernon. Tbe line has already been sur
veved across the Monongahela river 'at
Draggs' Ferry, between Monongahela City
and Belleveruon, and rnns from there to
Boston, passing abont two a ilea south, of
The new company will supply the natural
gas to Elizabeth, Bucna Vista, Greenock.
Boston, Elrods. Bissell, Christy Park, and
then enter McKeesport.
Yoane Bred In IdeatlSed.
The body of the young man found at tho
Davis Island dam was yesterday identified
by ex-Jndge Bredin as that of his son John,
who was drowned in the Allegheny river
near the Ninth street bridge Tuesday morn
ing. HE' HDRNE 1 ED.'B!
Our prices on summer goods now ars
the lowest ever known. A look through
tbe store will convince yon of this fact
To day 100 pieces more of tne extra
fine Scotch Ginghams at 25c
100 pieces more of the finest Ameri
can Ginghams at 15c.
1C0 pieces more of the cotton OdalMs
we are selling so cheaply.
More of tbe Printed Lawns at 6c; a
large lot of fine French Printed '
Batistes at 10c and 12o.
The 50c Woolen Dress Goods which
we are selling at 25c are on a special
table In center of store. .
Nearby are the new French Chain,
nearly 200 patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Cballis -;
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling
dresses at very low prices 0c a yard '
and upward. j
The fancy Scotch and French Flan
nels all reduced. Good goods at 26e
0c and 75c , , -
In tbe way of Muslin Underwear and -"
Dressing Sacques our stock is unusually .,
complete and large.
In tbe 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 ot -Traveling
Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust- ..,
We have made still further reduc
tions in our large collection of Printed
India Silks, both in short lengths and
full dress patterns. Our bargains m
i uncy plaid and stripe Silks are the best'
offered. ,
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. Traveling
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc
The completeness of our stock will
surprise you largest In all depart,
ments. .
JOB. HDRNE -a errs