Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, July 28, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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pllncle jSani Countermands a
Pittsburg P. 0. D. Increase.
Because That Congressional Eight-
Hoar Law Interferes.
f , ASoTel Situation, Entirely Unanticipated
tj the Officials.
Pittsburg's 93 letter carriers will have to
0 it alone in the distribution of the United
States mail,-or the Postal Department has
countermanded the order allowing Pitts
burg four more letter carriers. This un
welcome news comes from a local postoffice
An effort was made to see Postmaster
Larkin in regard to the reasons which led
to the issuance of the countermanding
order by Postmaster General Wanamsker.
The postmaster was not, however, accessible,
and in his stead an official of the local office
explained the cause of the recent retrench
ment, which is of national scope, affecting
every postoffice of sufficient dignity to em
ploy carriers.
The eight-hour bill passed in the last
hours of the last Congress, under the cham
pionship of Sunset Cor, is responsible for
the state of affairs in which the Postal De
partment finds itself. Beyond conformity
to the eight-hour law, the various postmas
ters gave themselves little trouble.
The law went into effect on August 1,
1888, and it had the effect of theoretically
placing all letter carriers upon an eight
hour basis, while practically it was found
almost impossible to rearrange routes so as
to allow direct application of the law. In
come offices over a month was consumed be
fore routes could be arranged in such a way
as to use the same force of men eight hours
instead of ten. In many places carriers are
still at work ten hours. The Postal De
partment took but little notice of this fact,
and really requested postmasters lo take all
the time necessary in readjusting routes in
order to serve the public quickest and best.
An unpleasant awakening came to the
Postal Department last week. It was in
the shape of the United States Supreme
Court decision awarding to a carrier in
"Washington, who had worked overtime for
afiong period under the precise conditions
outlined above, his account for overtime for
the whole time of the extra service. The
currier in question made the claim that for
all the time he worked over eight hours per
diem he was entitled to pro rata compensa
tion, and the Supreme Court allowed the
claim, not even considering the defense put
in by the 'Washington postmaster, that the
overtime work was rendered necessary in
bringing the carrier delivery system dewn
to the eight hour basis as prescribed by
Here was a fact, and the Postal Depart
ment had run square against it.
The condition of the United States mails
appropriation for the fiscal year beginning
the first of June last was such as to warrant
the department in apportioning a number
of extra carriers to the various postoffice,
the allotment giving four new carriers to
Pittsburg among other cities. This action
was taken strictly in conformity with the
law which set aside a fixed sum annually
for the maintenance of the carrier system.
The Postal Department recognized that
any claim which carriers in every city of
the country would put in for overtime
would have to be paid, if properly authen
ticated, and there did not appear any way
in which the gross amount of such claims
could be approximated. The only course to
take was lo wait until the overtime bills
came in. It might prove to be a large sum,
or it might turn out to be inconsiderable.
Meanwhile the orders for new carriers
were promptly countermanded. There was
n surplus; but the department could not
take any chances on what the overtime
claims would aggregate.
It is barely possible that these will be
greater than the amount set aside for addi
tional carriers. In this juncture the un
pleasant necessity of cutting off heads will
have to be resorted to; but this is deemed
improbable. Should Congress assemble in
extra session the matter will be presented
and a sufficient increase in appropriations
asked for to cover all contingencies and pro
vide the much-needed extra carriers.
It is interesting to note that very little
overtime expense was incurred in Pittsburg
in making the change in hours of work, and
by a singular anomaly, there is no city in the
Union where extra carriers are more urgent
ly needed than here. This state of affairs
arises from the fact that the Pittsburg post
office is run with less friction or lost time
than any other mail system in the country.
A postoffice employe, who has been bet
ting right along that Congressman Dalzell
would name the local postmaster, gave some
unique reasons in favor of his position last
night. He said:
"The President's declaration that Con
gressmen shonld name postmasters only fails
of application, in my mindin such cities as
Philadelphia, where there" are 5 Congres
sional districts interested; Boston, where
there are G; Baltimore, where there are 3;
New York, where there are 14; Chicago,
where there are 4, and so on. Pittsburg is
the largest city in the country wholly
within a Congressional district, and I fully
believe that the President, having allowed
the Buffalo, X. Y.; Minneapolis and St.
Paul, Minn.; Cleveland, O.; Kansas City
and other Congressmen to name the post
masters, will not have the hardihood to go
back upon Congressman Dalzcll's claims.
The position of the Pittsburger is all the
stronger because he has kept his hands off
the five Federal offices which center in
Pittsburg. I am almost positive that, de
spite the strong fight being made by Sena
tor Quay and his adherents, Congressman
Dalzell will get the persimmon for his man."
Sir. Patterson, of tbe PostoQlco Department,
In tbe City.
Joseph IT. Patterson, Superintendent of
Repairs on Government Buildings, arrived
in the city yesterday morning and will re
main until Tuesday. He is on his way to
"Washington from the West, and while here
will attend to several little matters around
tbe new postoffice building.
Mr. Patterson is the man who came here
under orders from tbe Postoffice Depart
ment to inspect the reported detective work
of the predecessor of the present superin
tendent, Mr. Malone. The latter stated
that one ofthe walls of the building was
out or plomb, butwhether this was regarded
seriously or not has never been discovered.
Mr. Patterson made his report to the de
partment, and when he received it, Mr.
Malone stated e would make it public.
This was over six weeks ago, and nothing
has yetbeen'heard-fxom it. Notwithstand
ing reports to the contrary, however, the
work on tbe building Is still going on.
A Y0DLDE suicide.
A Mill Band Who Could Get No Work,Cnts
Ills Throat nil IVIfa Thongbf He Was
Shaving; He Will Probably Die.
Henry Colgan, a married man, 30 years
of age, attempted to commit suicide at his
home, at the rear of 1733 Penn avenue,
shortly after 9 o'clock last night. The
weapon used was a razor, and the man will
probably die from his wounds.
Colgan was a mill hand, but could get no
work, and this, in connection with a few
family troubles, led to his attempt to take
his life. About 8 o'clock he came home and
prepared to shave himself. After retiring to
his'room, a slight scream was heard, fol
lowed by a noise as if some one had fallen
to the floor. Mrs. Colgan broke open the
door and discovered her husband lying
upon the floor with three terrible cashes
about his neck inflicted by the razor, and
from which a great deal of blood was flow
ing. Mrs. Colgan immediately notified
Officer McGovern, who had Colgan removed
to tbe West Penn Hospital. The injury
was so serious that it was stated by the
authorities at the hospital that his recovery
is impossible. Colgan has two small chil
dren who were dependent upon their father.
Exposition Exhibitor Receive Tbelr Allot
menu of Room.
Manager Johnston, of the Exposition, felt
pretty well last evening over the wind-up
of a portion of his business, which had been
one of the most troublesome of the various
problems of the Exposition management.
We just finished to-night," said Mr.
Johnston, ''the allotment of space to ex
hibitors at the Exposition, and every foot of
available space is now taken. There are
over 250 exhibitors, and if anyone falls to
come to time I have any number of applica
tions still on file which we could not ac
commodate. "Prom the promises now made, I con
sider the class of exhibits well up to tbe
mark of other Expositions. There might be
a class of exhibits showing more motion;
but I think that a great surprise will be
given to our citizens when the Exposition
"No, Machinery Hall is not as well ad
vanced as I conld wish it to be at this time;
but I believe that if good weather prevails
in August everything will be complete by
the opening date."
Tbe Dellsbtfnl Seriei of Games at Bewick-
Icy to End To-Morrow.
The lawn tennis tournament was contin
ued yesterday at Sewickley, before an en
thusiastic throng of admirers. About COO
people were on the pretty grounds belonging
to the club. The tennis courts lie in a
ravine. At the rear is a precipice, and the
immense ledges of rocks abutting give the
bit of landscape a truly picturesque appear
ance. The series of games will be finished
on Monday. The game stood yesterday:
Ladies' doable Miss McCleary and Miss Gil
more vs. Miss Warden and Miss Belle Carpen
ter. Miss McCleary and Miss Gilmore won one
In the centlemen's double (Woods vs. Brooks
and Christy) each won a set. They have yet to
finish, and there is yet to be played, besides one
ladles' double, one gentlemen s single and a
mixed double.
That is How tbe Newly-Printed Exposition
Bonds Are Going;.
The newly-printed Exposition bonds,
fresh from the Pittsburg Photo-Engraving
Company, were not only received by Chair
man Bindley, of the Pinance Committee,
yesterday, but-hcat,"-once placed 510,000 of
them with Pittsburg's banks, and expects
to place 15,000 more to-morrow. If so,
and they go off at this rate all the week,
there won't be any left for the tardy invest
ors who wait till next week.
The Board of Managers let the contract
yesterday for the new restaurant to Murphy
'& Hamilton. The building will be located
between the main building and machinery
hall, will be a frame structure and is to cost
between $5,000 and (6,000.
Tbe Distressing; Fate of n Child at Flay la a
Yesterday morning Albert Gettingjs, the
18-months-old son of John Gettings, a well
known resident of Woodside avenue, Thirty-fifth
ward, was drowned in his parents'
dooryard, while at play, by falling into a
rain barrel, which had been sunk in the
ground and upon which there was no cover.
There was about a foot of water in the bar
rel, and considerable mud at the bottom.
The child went in head first and had its
head sunk into the mnd, making escape im
possible. The parents discovered their boy
in the afternoon; but life was extinct. An
inquest was held and a verdict of accidental
drowning rendered.
Movements of Pltttburcers and Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
The following well-known young people
of Allegheny City left on the C. fc P. R. B.,
yesterday morning, for Catawba Island, to
spend tbe remainder of the heated term:
Misses Langenheim, Miller. Aiken,.HeIduger,
Richards, Ulessenkamp and Webb, and Messrs.
Langenheim, Bchwen and F. F. Courtney,
Secretary Beisfar, of the Central Board
of Education received the resignation of Miss
Julia A. Palmer, of tbe Bigh School, yesterday.
Miss Palmer was formerly an assistant instruc
tor In the commercial department of tbe High
School. She was married last Thursday to John
W. Wragg, of this city.
Miss Margaret A. Crouch will sing to
day at the Hiland Avenne Presbyterian
Church. This opportunity will be the only one
her friends will bare ol hearing her before she
returns to New York to resume her studies.
Miss Crouch possesses an unusually fine con
tralto voice.
Fred Toerge has left the city for Scalp
Level on the mountains. He expects to be
awayaboata month. When asked if he was
going to take his violin, be replied no; that
tbe only music be would hear was that at the
riverside fishings
Vice President King, of the Baltimore
and Ohio road, arrived in the city yesterday.
He still has a "hankering" for tbe city of his
first love, and though Baltimore is nice enongh
he runs over to Pittsburg every few weeks on a
social visit.
Mr. Dick, of Campbell & Dick, goes to
Massachusetts for six weeks in a few days.
Mr. Dick says that Fieeon Cove, where he
stops every year, is unexcelled In the grandeur
and ruggedness of Its scenery.
Louis Koch, contracting agent of the
Chicago, Rock Island and PacificRailroad In
this city, left last night for Denver, Ool.,
to spend a month's vacation.
Mrs. William Greenwalt, Mrs. Cross
and Mrs. Reed, of tbe Fourth ward, Allegheny,
loft for Wurtenibnrg, Butler county, yesterday,
to fish for a week or two.
D. A. McKee, head salesman for Camp
bell & Dick, has gone to Europe, where be will
remain until tbe end of September. He will
visit Ireland first.
John Hood is studying the inter-State
commerce law at Atlantic City and be has his
lamily along with blin for company.
Mrs. Tate aod Miss Cora Lake are leav
ing next week for an extennlve trip East. They
will be away six weeks.
W. J. McKnight'agent in this city of
the Chalmers Spence Company left last night
fur the East.
Philip Plinn and George Beilly left
last evening for a week's stay at Atlantic City.
J. H. Hillman, the iron broker, has re
turned from Atlantic City. - '
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At St. Paul's Cathedral Picnic in Sil
ver Late Grove, Yesterday.
The Crowd Thoroughly Enjoyed Themselves
in Diverse Ways,
Yesterday Silver lake Grove rang with
the merriment of the good people who
patronized the St. Paul's Cathedral picnic.
Everything that could be done to amuse the
visitors was done, and tbe efforts of Fathers
Molyneux and McDonald in this direction
cannot be too highly commen ded. The ticket
seller's office was anything b uta sinecure, as
over 4,000 merry makers of both sexes and of
every size passed into the grounds dnring
the day. In the big central pavilion the
orchestra discoursed swe et music, the Timo
theus of the occasion being Mr. P. Dann
hardt and his "tuneful choir," the members
of the Cathedral Band. Before dancing
began the band played several delightful
But classical music stood no chance when
the dancers began to grow impatient. With
a sigh, Mr, Dannhardt changed his port
folio and signaled a quadrille. From that
time forth the quadrille reigned supreme.
Scores of fair damsels whirled in the arms
of their loyal knights, round and round the
slippery floor, buoyed up and carried on
ward by the rollicking waves of harmony,
where tbe soulless creature who knows not
music must have infallibly fractured a
to watch the mingling colors of the ladies'
gowns as they whisked inandoutof the throne;
now disappearing behind a gloomy wall of
dark-coated cavaliers; now flashing out once
more into the sunlight with all the varied
hues which woman's ingenuity loves to
match and mate.
Above the sound of flying feet and the
enticing summons of the band Colonel
Slicker's stentorian voice rang out, as he
called each figure ofthe dance.
But not only in the central pavilion was
amusement to be fonnd. There was that
swarthy son of Canaan, Prof. Wiggins, who
voluntanly'submitted his sha ven sconce as
a mark for the balls, supplied by his part
ner, to ambitious aimers, at 10 cents a shot.
The professor's head was thrust through a
circular aperture in a screen, and it must be
a remarkably hard head, as at least a thou
sand marksmen tried their skill in pitching
at it.
There were instruments for testing the
strength and the lung power, as well as nu
merous games of skill, all of which were
largely patronized. The care of the body'
was by no means neglected in solacing the
mind, as three refreshment booths were
kept going all day.
In booth No. 1 Mrs. McAndrew and Mrs.
Brodrick presided. Among their assistants
were: Miss M. Marks, Miss A. Hook, Miss
M. Tabot, Miss K. Donovan, Miss E.
Plaheity, Miss L. Gorman, Miss E. Mc
Andrew aud Miss A. McAndrew. The
booth was daintily arranged and did a rous
ing business, uver the lemonade booth,
Messrs. McDonald, Tbos. McAndrew, T.
Flaherty and Breslin ruled supreme.
In Mrs. D. O'Connor's refreshment booth
Mrs. Ferris, Miss K. Mulligan, .Miss L.
Kennedy, Miss M. Credin, Miss M. Egan
and Miss . O'Corinor didyeomin service.
Across the wav, in the young ladies'
booth, Miss Kate Giblin was first in com
mand, while she had as assistants Miss
Emma Kerney, Miss A. Wilt, Miss M.
Driscoll, Miss A. Sullivan, Miss L. Kei
ney, Miss K. Canlfield, Miss G. Sullivan,
Miss M. Mulligan, Miss A. Myers, Miss E.
Molloy, Miss S. Coffey, Miss E. Coffey and
Miss May Powers. The table was tastefully
decorated with flowers tbe only ones in tbe
booths, by the wav and the array of eata
bles was tempting in the extreme.
Whether it was for the flowers, the ice
cream or the young ladies themselves the
writer knows not, out certain 'tis that the
male portion of the picnic seemed to be
fonder of that particular booth than any
For him of phllosophio mind the little
apple grove furnished an admirable retreat
that is ir said philosopher did not object
to the presence of babies. The little cherubs
were everywhere, and from the amount of
tfnripe apples they devoured, one need not
be surprised if a serious epidemio were to
speedily break out among them.
At 8' o'clock the electric light made the
grounds look their best, toning down the
garishness of the scene, aud casting a
glamor of romance over the very buggies
that stood, shafts upward, in the surround
ing sheds. At about 930 the drawing of
prizes began, and when this event was com
pleted everyone felt it was high time to start
Father Molvneux to whom the manage
ment ofthe affair is due expressed himself
highly satisfied with tbe success he had
achieved, and tbe pleased faces of all pres
ent testified, without any need of interview
ing, that they also were satisfied with their
The President of the P. & W. Had an Earn
est Talk With Him.
Thomas M. King, First "Vice President of
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad, was in
the city yesterday nd left last evening for
nn.ntntiMn. ftj V w. ava 1. a ...ill ..n.... a
few days seeking rest and recreation. He
was accompanied to the Union station by
IL W. Oliver, President of the Pittsburg
and Western, with whom he had a very
earnest conversation. When questioned
Mr. King said there was nothing new, and
the fact of the President of the P. and W.
in conversation with the First Vice Presi
dent of the B. and O. did not have any sig
nificance. He said the B. and O. road was
having about as much as it could do in both
passenger and freight business.
They Blast Register Before August 3, or
Take tbo Consequence.
The 90 extra days allowed for the regis
tration of druggists who failed to register
under the law of 1887, will expire on Au
gust 2, and the 'State Pharmaceutical
Examining Board announce that "no ex
tension of time can be granted." All ap
plications mnstbe made to H. B. Cochran,
Lancaster, Secretary ofthe board.
Colorado, Rocky Mountain aad Faclfls
Coast Excursion.
Tickets over the Union Pacific Bailroad,
via Council Bluffs and Omaha or Kansas
City, are now on sale by all ticket agents.
Excursions to Denver, Colorado Springs,
Pueblo and Trinidad, Col.; Cheyenne, Wyo.;
Helena and Butte, Men.; Ogden and Salt
Lake City, Utah; to tbe resorts of Idaho;
San Francisco and Los Angeles, Cal.; Port
land, Ore.; Tacoma and Spokane Falls, W.
T. Excepting to Spokane Falls, first and
second class ticketsoneway are on sale to all
points named above; also to Salem and
Olympia, Ore.; Seattle, Walla Walla and
other points in Wellington Ter. Trains of
the Union Pacific Bailroad are equipped
with Pullman buffet sleeping cars, Pullman
tourist cars lor second-class passengers, tree
reclining chair cars and through coaches;
also dining cars to Denver.
For rates of fare, maps or any Information
call on or address H. R Passavant, or
Thos. S. Spear, T.,F. & P. Agts., 400
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AI1rgfaeny,CIty Official Deny that Typboldls
Rampant An Agitation to Secure a Purer
Water Savply.
The health officers and City Physician
pronounce the story that there is an alarm
ing typhoid epidemio in Allegheny as not
only "absurd, but false. Considerable in
dignation prevails at "headquarters at what
the board claim is a most decided pervers
ion of tacts. The records at City Hail show
a death rate for the week of iS, of which
only five are credited to typhoid. This is
equaled by the record of last July, and
there was no particular alarm felt last year.
In regard to the spring at the head of
Shield's alley, from which the majority of
the residents of that neighborhood obtain
their supply of drinking water, and whjch
is stated tqbe the source of the disease, the
health officer said that, while tbey doubted
the statement, yet, considering "prevedtion
better than cure," they have stationed an
officer at the spring to caution the people
not to use the water.
Dr. Woodburn, City Physician of Alle
gheny, said but 50 cases of typhoid fever
were reported to him during tbe present
month, and he knows of the existence of no
others. As to the possibility of ah epidemic
he said:
You may positively state that there Is no pos
sibility of an epidemic Tbe physicians are
efficient, the sewerage good and tne knowledge
of the ferer sufficient to control" the cause.
Typhoid is not a contagious disease, and the
germs are destroyed the moment they leave the
body by proper disinfectant. I think the re
cent protracted wet weather a principal cause
of the fever, as decomposing and evaporating
pools of water tend that way. '
I consider that considerable of this flurry is
caused by men who want a better supply of
water, while I sympathize with their desire, I
cannot admire tbe method taken to attain the
Milk is also a great method of conveying dis
ease. A case was reported the other day of a
boy from tbe Second n ard whose f attily used
no liquids but milk. I recall, some few years
ago. when a milkman wbo lived some distance
from the eltv caused auite an eDidemle here
by supplying milk to his customers obtained
from a farm on which there was a case of
typhoid fever. j
Mr. Patterson, of the Allegheny General
Hospital, said last night that all of the
fever patients were doing well, except one,
who was in a very critical condition. The
last patient was brought from a point out
the Ferrysville road yesterday morning, and
has not been in the hospital long enough to
have his case perfectly diagnosed.
One death each from typhoid ferer, scar
let fever and scarletina were reported to the
Pittsburg Board of Health yesterday.
Poles In a House on Fifty-Second Street
Want a Wholesale Dais of Law.
Qnite a number of informations were made
before Alderman Doughty yesterday, all of
which have their origin Irom the attempted
arrest of Helena Exitcwtz. Constable
Bodgers had a warrant for the woman's ar
rest. In attempting to do his duty he was in
terfered with, and a general fight ensued
at the house of Mrs. Exitcwtz on Fifty
second street. The suits are: John aud
Lena Bornun, charged with interference
with the officer, John Bornun for pointing
fire arms, Julian Pick versus John Bornun,
Lena Borunn versus John Bodgers, Lena
Bornun versus Julian Pick, and John
Bornun versus John Bodgers, for assault
and battery. The cases will be heard Tues
day evening. The parties are Poles, and
they all live in the same house.
Old Avenue Is a Good Place to Keep Away
From Tbeae Days.
If this thing goes on much longer "To
Lets" will he numerous on Old avenue.
Last night Detective Roger O'Mara and a
gang of grim sextons gathered in 17 more of
Hardscrable's population. They raided
Hattie Brewer's place, No. 13, getting Hat
tie, four other women and an even dozen of
It may seem to some that raiding Old
avenue is about as effective as catching flies
in hope to get rid of them, bnt the officials
say the place can be cleared in time. Ex
Mayor Lyon swept it once as with the broom
of destruction, but the scatter ment was only
The Jag Gane la tbe P., V. & C Tunnel
Will Give the Dack a Rest.
Last night Inspector McKelvy and Cap
tain Stewart, of the Southside, raided the
tunnel under the Pittsburg, Virginia and
Charleston Bailroad in front of the Knox
school house. They captured five men.
The police say that since a wholesale liquor
dealer near the tunnel on Carson street got
his license, quite a number of toughs get
beer in jugs and bottles. They take it into
the tunnel and drink it. The place has be
come impassable for women after dark on
Saturday nights.
A Pleasant Oletbodl-t Event at the Hotel
Bishop Joyce held a reception at tbe
Hotel Anderson yesterday and manv of the
prominent clergy and laity of the M. E.
Church were in attendance. Among others
was the Bev. Drs. Miles, Presiding Elder
of the Pittsburg district; C. N. Eaton, of
the Allegheny district; C. W. Smith, D.D.;
W. D. Watkins, D. D.; Joseph Horner, D.
D.; W. F. Connor, and C. E.Felton, D.D.;
also Messrs. H. Samson, President of Val
ley Camp; J. H. Nobbs, J. B. Brobst, O. C.
Boyle aud others.
James Devlne Will Empty HI Month When
Sparring Hereafter.
James Devme met with a peculiar acci
dent on Carson street last evening. He was
holding the nut of the end of a carriage
wheel between his teeth, when he and a
friend began to spar. Devine was hit in
the mouth. The nut was knocked to the
back of his mouth, and badly lacerated the
John Scholia Is One Citizen Who Believes
That It la.
John Schultz made information yesterday
against his wife charging her with being a
common scold. The prosecutor lives at No.
3045 Smallman street, and alleges that his
wife is an annoyance to himself and neigh
bors. Railroaded to the Baitile.
"William O'Mara was arrested at the Bal
timore and Ohio depot yesterday and locked
in Central station by Officer Fritz. He is
said to have stolen a coat, a revolver and a
small amount of money belonging to an
attache ofthe Baltimore and Ohio depot
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Readings
A. hovxhext is said to be on foot ti unearth
some of the valuables carried down from Johns
town In tbe flood; but It Is believed that even if
property of that nature co aid be discovered, the
proof of ownership wouia be extremely difficult.
Tbe general supposition is that "fiuding is
Hows, Buown it Co. have made a contract
with Fark Bros, lo be supplied with gas from.
their wells at Murraysvlile. A pipe line is be
ing laid, ahd will be ready for use by the time
tbe old contract with tbe Philadelphia expires.
A SournstD physician, Drt Alex. Busted,
confirms the report that cholera morbus of a
malignant type Is quite prevalent In Birming
ham. Several sudden deaths from this cause
are instanced.
Thomas EiRittKQHAir, an employe of the
Black Diamond Steel Works, had his leg badly
bruised yesterday, while taking out a crucible
not from the furnace.
TttlirMl..1t.nl. il.Dk. .
n takiuuviH. aji ttt.i, wwpftay DOS
jast closed a number of Urge eaatraets. TTsta
will necessitate their esa&leyM to work axM
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The President of the Red Cros3 Acts
as Hostess at the First
The Bed Cross House Will Shelter Thirty
Five Families.
The first social event in Johnstown suc
ceeding the flood, two months and one day
since, was the dedication of the "Bed Cross
Hotel," on Locust street, by a "5 o'clock
tea" yesterday afternoon, at which Miss
Clara Barton was the hostess and about 40
ladies of Johnston were her guests. The in
vitations with one of which a DisfcATCH
reporter was presented personally by Miss
Barton read as follows:
A Five O'clock Tea
Is to be given at the new Red Cross House,
Locust street, Johnstown, Saturday, July 27.
188. Your presence will be esteemed a favor.
Ci-aea Barton,
i Prest. Hat. Bed Cross of America.
J. S. ntTEB EI.L, M. D.,
Gen'l Field Agt of Bed Cross.
The ladies bidden to this "tea" were those
who had homes of luxury before the flood,
and whose households were obliterated.
These ladies have been living with friends
in all sections adjacent to the ruined city.
Their husbands have been obliged to be at
work in Johnstown since the flood, and the
whole situation has been troublesome aud
In a sense distressing.
They were invited to a "tea," and they
found themselves welcomed to a building
120 feet long and GO feet in width. Down
the center ofthe hotel upon the ground floor
ran a line ol tables spotlessly covered with
white damask table linen and well equipped
with tableware. At the head sat Miss Bar
ton, who welcomed her guests with graceful
courtesy, and when all was in readiness in
voked a fervent blessing. The invitation to
eat needed no repetition, for a repast fur
nished by Hagan, of Pittsburg, awaited ap
petites cloyed, perhaps, by commissary sub
sistence. When the viands had been dis
posed of, and when tea was in circulation,
Miss Barton arose and made a quiet little
In it she delicately presented to her guests
her idea that the social amenities of Johns
town mnst be again taken up, and that she
had invited those within sound of her voice
for that purpose. But that, as an, effective
means of bringing the ladies of the ruined
city together, she had planned a little sur
prise for them in tbe shape of the "Bed
Cross House," built and equipped by tbe
society of which she was President. There
were, she said, 35 rooms in the house, and
the measure of her desire would be filled if
she could see 35 families installed as her
guests, welcome to such comforts as had
been provided, without money or price.
The good woman then sat down, and there
was not a dry eye among her astonished au
ditors. The occasion did not appear to call
for any expressions of gratitude, although
several of those present endeavored to tes
tify appreciation. It was an array of women
who have suffered and who still suffer.
An inspection of the Bed Cross Hcuse
followed. The 35 rooms are large and fitted
up with comfortable beds with springs, bu
reaus, washstands and other furniture.
Each room is well lighted and spotlessly
clean.' There is a large laundry
at tbe rear of the house and
handsome bathrooms for both sexes,
and the interior of the house is in the care
of acompetent corps of attendants furnished
by Miss Barton. The second story has as
many rooms as the ground floor, all reached
from a substantial gallery overlooking the
main hall. The appointments are perfect
and in marked contrast to anything in tbe
city since its demolition. The Bed Cross
House was built in a week, and is only an
item in the practical and unassuming but
wonderfully effective results accomplished
by this wonderiul society and its no less
wonderful president, whom the Johnstown
people are already talking of canonizing.
Those who have read of the marvels ac
complished by Miss Barton 'probably imag
ine her to be a youngish woman of restlessly
energetic movements and a rapid conversa
tionalist, full of bustling importance, and
almost aggressive, after the fashion of most
women who identify themselves with works
of great extent.
A Dispatch reporter found her in the
main hall of "Bed Cross Hotel," standing
quietly by a dining table. She Is of me
dium figure and of a puzzling personality.
Her bearing is reposeful until something
demands the giving of an order or attention
to some detail, when she becomes all life.
There is a quiet dignity in every action, but
oue can readily see that she was born to
command. Her whole aspect is a dear, de
lightfully old-fashioned flavor that makes
one think of a past generation. Her face is
purely oval and shows traces of former
grett beauty. Around a broad, low fore
head cluster ringlets of iron-gray hair
dressed in a fashion quite her
own. Her mouth is large and
kindly, but her chin shows tbe
possession of an idomitahle wilL Her com
plexion is of an indescribable shade, neither
fight nor fair. Her eyes are grayish brown,
and her eyelids have an odd trick of raising
or lowering with the cadences of her voice.
Whatever her mood may be, her eyes, voice
and the movement of her hands and arms is
in exact concord. Bnt Miss Barton radiates
the noble attribute of charity in every
movement. Her attire is t
with herself. Such a woman dressed in a
modish way would look terribjy incon
gruous. She wore a black silk gown
flounced with black velvet ribbons and an
old-fashioned beaded waist coming closely
to the throat. Over her shoulder was loosely
thrown one of those old variegated shawls
that remind us of our grandmothers. A
black velvet bonnet, trimmed with a few
flowers, surmounted her head. Only two
ornaments were visible. One was a white
enameled disk, as large as a silver dollar,
which bore a large red cross, also in enamel.
The other was a superb fluer-de-lls of ame
thysts, nearly two inches across, a piece of
jewelry at once rare and unassuming. Her
voice is low, distinct, and her manner of
speaking extremely deliberate. Her fingers
alone bore witness to the existence of nerves.
Being asked to give her views on the
situation of affairs, she responded readily.
She said: "This is a grand, a noble peo
ple here. Courageous, self-reliant, elastic,
they are recovering from the severest blow
ever struck a community with wonderful,
marvelous rapidity. Every house that goes
up here has to be placed upon mide ground.
The greatest difficulty is that the limits do
not admit of expansion. Almost any other
town site would furnish room enough to
move 'in one direction or another. But
things will come all right in time. 1 must
say that the saloon element here is now
the greatest stumbling block to contend
SHE caixs rr an otjtbaoe.
"I am informed," said the reporter, "that
t a week will elapse before as many more
loons as are now open will be in opera-
lias Barton's eyes snapped. "It is an
outrage upon chanty, she remarked with
It is a bitter thing to have
to tight against sucn a loe. ai ir tne situa
tion wis not now deplorable enough without
this curse being added. X would say-pay
all the hash out to the people If It were not
for the (saloons. In at least half of the
average cuea ,ot saaerers, the laaiiy
seeoBU. - ia - aatoua. , sirs.
rlftheQoveraor'sCesaEswsioa.woald pay
tne money to the women the families Tfonld
be taken care of, bnt it is pitiable to 'reflect
that the saloon is getting, in many cases,
the bulk of the money paid to the individu
al. I am in favor of paying no more money
until we can get a few comforts into the
homes. I am told that men who have not
yet gotten their money from the commis
sion are being trusted by saloonists for
drink. Such a state of affairs Is a terrible
commentary upon the liquor traffic. I can
not account for the blinded policy that
turned these harpies loose upon such an
already afflicted commnnity, and, if we are
to have more saloons, God help usl
"In the matter of direct relief our head
quarters, though large, scarcely suffices to
hold the articles that come in daily from all
sections of the country. The Johnstown
Ladies Committee sends its orders directly
to us, and we are able to fill any want. We
have just received the last consignment of
i 000 fine mattresses sent by Colonel Elliott
F. Shepard, of the New York Mail and
Express, who has been a sort of a Santa
Claus all throagh this period. Oar sup
plies come without solicitation. That the
Bed Cross is here and at work seems to be
enough for our friends."
'Tour assistants; are they honorary or ac
tive members of the Bed Cross?" was
"No member of this association is honor
ary and any membessJeels honored by a call
to active auty. Several of our assistants we
sent a thousand miles for. No. Their
names cannot be given to the public. Suffice
it to say that the wealthiest and most so
cially promident in the land have consid
ered it an honor to work in our headquart
ers Oar primary aim is to relieve sickness
and destitution and the material wants of
25,000 people or perhaps a year, are cer
tainlv grave enough to insure our presence
here indefinitely."
Yesterday's Contribntlons for Johnstown
All From One Source.
Yesterday's contributions to the Johns
town Belief fund amounted to $G2 50, and
were made by the workmen employed in
constructing the Carnegie Free Library of
Allegheny. James B. Scott,through whom
the contributions were given, desires to
have the names' of the men published. They
are as follows:
W. O. Stelnmetz, McCandless F. KInser,
Morrison Brothers, James Brennan, James An
derson and David W. Loyd, J5 each; Charles
Davis and W. Q. Stelnmetz, Jr., 2 eacb; James
McCnrry, James J. Larkln, Simon Gasper, AI.
Michaels. .C. F. Reese. William Henry, John J.
Kirk, John Liehterd. R. J. McCaughan, John
Concoran, James Herd, William Bowers, Will
iam Williams, John Folan, A. Qiammartin,
Charles Lehman, Thomas A. McCloslcy, A. C
Fitze, William Thompson and William Griffith,
SI each; Patrick Burke. W. Griffith. William
Broddy, Henry Williams, Robert Mclntyre,
George Jones, M. McCandless, Thomas Dew
burst, Patrick Gribbon, John C. Davis, William
Mantland. Richard Dobson, Samuel Neely and
Ike Ulophant, 60 cents eacb; William Gil
christ, Philip Mlnick, Bobert Lewis, Harry
Bowes, William Deringer and James Brooks, 25
cents each.
Employment Acents Can't Get Enough All
Applicants Encased Some of the Improvement-
Being- Made.
There is an unprecedented demand for
laborers in this city at present. Day after
day advertisements appear in all the papers
for men; not 23 or 30 as usual, but 100, 200
or 300. All applicants are accepted regard
less of their nationality or color. Bailroad,
bridge and steel work is being pushed in all
directions, and the contractors are reaping a
golden harvest.
Messrs. Jolly & Wenleburg have several
large contracts on hand, which will afford
work to a considerable number of workmen
until far into tbe winter. Among the more
important is the new Pittsburg incline from
Bradford street, Southside, to Allentown.
This will be, when finished, the longest In
cline railroad in the country, extending up
the hill over 3,000 feet. It is expected that
it will be completed by December 1. Two
hundred men are at work.
The Pittsburg and Lake Erie Bailroad is
being double tracked at Beaver falls, and
will afford employment to 150 men until
after the holidays. A new pipe line for
Oliver Brothers, of the Monongahela
Natural Gas Company, is being laid, from
Cocheran's wells to Pittsburg, and will not
be completed until January, requiring the
services of 600 laborers.
Messrs. Jolly & Weineburg will also
send 350 men to the new Government lock
in the Muskingum river, nine miles below
Zanesville. Contracts were signed to-day
lor the construction of a new county
bridge at Parkersburg, W. Va., the
month of the Little Kanawa river. The
bridge will be 78 feet above low wa;er mark
and require 200 men. Work will also com
mence at once on the new bridge between
Kew Brighton and Beaver Falls, which will
be 1,200 feet long and have three abutments
and five pieces. One hundred and fifty
men will be employed on this work.
An employment agency in the lower part
of town are advertising for 150 colored
laborers for T. Wainwright, ot Fourth
avenue. It is understood they are to work
op a new railroad at South Fort.
The Manufacturers Interested In tho Exper
iment Discuss Tbelr Flans.
A meet'ng of all the tin-plate manufac
turers in this vicinity was held yesterday
afternoon in the office of tbe American
Tinned-Plate Association. Mr.. W. O.
Cronemyer, President of the United States
Tin and Sheet Iron Works, at Demmler,
presided. The object was to consider plans
for the tin-plate plant at the Exposition.
The Pittsburg manufacturers have asked
the association to take hold of the matter,
and the organization will likely bear the
expense of the operation ofthe plant. It is
now a fact that the plant will be erected.
Miners Resuming Work.
Nearly all the coal mines in the Second
pool will resume work Monday, at the 1i
cent rate. At Stone's, Lysle's, Bisher's aud
the Aliquippa worts the men will go in
auu crait win oe loauea as soon as received.
Pittsburg: Street Car Men Pais Through on
Their Way to Cblengo.
H. D. Kendall, W. L. Elkins, P. A. B.
Wldener, of Philadelphia, stockholders of
the Pittsburg Traction Company, passed
through the city last night on their way to
Chicago. The trio own nearly all the rail
way lines in Philadelphia and Chicago, and
were going to the latter city on private
business. They own altogether 130 miles in
the former and 143 miles of road in the
Windy City. They were joined at the
Union station by E. W. Davis, chief
engineer of the Pittsburg company, who ac
companied them to Chicago.
An Aged Scottish I.ady With a Sunstrnck
Child Is Penniless.
Yesterday Margaret Bogers, a Scotch
woman, aged S5 years, applied to the Poor
Board for aid. Sbe came here two years
ago with a son and an 8-year-old child.
On the 4th of July last the son was sun
struck and cannot recover; consequently
they have been reduced to destitution. She
has two other sons here, but tbey are too
poor to help her. Chief Elliott sent her aid
and will try to have her returned to her
native land.
He Broke BU Arm.
Yesterday afternoon Michael Dillon, aged
10, tell from a platform at the Chautauqua
Lake Ice Company's building, on Sydney
street, and broke his arm. He was taken to
the Southside Hospital.
Db. B. M. JBanna. Eye, ear, bom aad
throatdisnaies exolmaively. OCee, 718 Peaa
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A New Invention to Cool Water on
Trains bj Condensed Air.
Possibility of Its Use in Storage Houses and
Other Buildings.
If present indications don't deceive,Pitts
bnrg with ber fame for producing inventions
promises to give to the world, throagh one
of her citizens, an invention, which, if a
success, would benefit millions and defy
nature when she fails to give us ice enough
to counteract in a measure tbe effects of the
heat in summer. The inventfon is the doing
away with ice entirely, or ice machines, and
not only that, but transforming the hottest
air that blows into the coldest, and usiug it
to cool drinking water, refrigerators and
anything requiring the use of ice.
Henry J. Moreland, a brother of City At
torney Moreland, is the inventor, and yes
terday showed a Dispatch reporter his
plans. As far as perfected the invention is
only designed to cool the drinking water in
railroad trains. It consists of an ordinary
water cooler, surrounded by a "jacket" or
second cooler, with a space between the two,
and a larger space at the bottom.
A pipe leads from the cooler, nnderneath
the car, ending in two funnels with screened
ends. Another pipe leads from the cooler to
the too of the car.
When in operation a faucet attachment
connects the funnel under the car (which
faces in the direction the train is going)
with tbe cooler. With the motion of the
train the air is forced into the pipe aud
compressed. When it reaches the vacuum
about the cooler it is condensed and, alter
giving its influence to the water, passes off
by the pipe at the top.
As an illustration of the effect of com
pressed air being condensed to decrease the
temperature, the inventor cited a fact dis
covered in experimenting with compressed
air in France as a motive power for engines,
a description of which is given as follows:
"As the compression of the air produces
a high degree of heat, so its expansion when
admitted to an engine causes an intense de
gree ot cold. Whatever there is Treezable
about the engine in the form of oil or water
is frozen stiff.
"The trouble from this source, however,
has been obviated by a simple device of
beating tbe air before its admission to the
cylinder to such a temperature that when
it escapes it shall not be below 32 Fahren
heit. This is easily done by the applica
tion of a gas jet or flame from a lamp
to the pipe through which the air
is fed to the cylinder. The whole key to
the invention js the simple fact that con
densed air cools, the same as the ice in its
compressed state melts or is condensed, the
principle being merely changed from ice to
air, making the effect tbe same. Mr. More
land has been studying matters pertaining
to ice and cooling processes orsome time,ana
hit upon his device before he had learned or
the fact being known in France."
Mr. Moreland has obtained a caveat hold
ing his principle of cooling water lor one
year against other inventor, and is now
negotiating with a railroad in the city to
put his invention to a practical test.
The inventor is also working on a plan
embracing the same principle to cool the
water -in houses for refrigerator purposes.
One plan is to create a vacuum above the
water by
or evaporation, from the water, a vacuum
pump being used. The other plan is to use
a pump to compress the air in the coolers in
bnildings, all the coolers in each room in a
large building being connected with the
pump in the basement. The principle of
cooling the water would be the same as that
of the railroad cooler. This plan would be
limitless in its effect, and could be used on
a large scale for storage houses.
By having an air pump on railroad en
gine's, it would be possible to equip refrig
erator cars with the invention, and do away
with ice, making it possible to turn the very
air that commonly spoils fruit en route into
a preserver.
Mr. Moreland thinks he has a good thing
in his invention, and is anxiously awaiting
a trial to prove its success, althoagh he says
it cannot tail from the very principles in
A Banner That Turned Oat to be a Great
Novelty for Allcghenlaus.
Some days ago. a Nortbside organization
who intend to hold a picnic swung a ban
ner announcing this tact across Federal
street at the corner of Ohio street.
The rain of Friday night caused it
to droop low enough to catch the
air pipes that project from the roofs of pass
ing street cars. When a pine was caught
the banner stretched, but when the pipe
gave way the force was strong enough to
throw the pipes as though shot from a cata
pult. The novelty became somewhat dan
gerous to pedestrians, as a lady narrowly
escaped being hit.
Acting Chief Glenn tried to induce some
ofthe front office force to tighten the ropes,
but the boys were all afraid to attempt any
pole cjlmbing and he had to do It himself.
She Pnt It in tho Cellar to Keep Cool, bat
It Disappeared.
On Friday last Mary Trek, of the
Twenty-eighth ward, placed a keg and a
jug of beer in her cellar to cool until to
day. Yesterday afternoon she went to the
cellar and the little keg was gone, ditto the
jug. She entered a charge of larceny'
against John and William Pobey, whom
she alleged took the beer.
Thirty Days for Disorderly Condner.
Yesterday alternoonOfficer Schaferordered
Peter Gilland to leave the corner of Carson
street, where he was loitering in asuspicious
manner. Gilland ran up South Thirtieth
street, calling the officer bad names, and
finally got on tbe railroad bridge, from
which he threw stones at Schafer. The offi
cer fired three shots at him, and finally ar
rested him. He was sent to the workhouse
for thirty days.
Bapld Transit Come Slowly.
The new management of the Birmingham
line will wait probably until next .spring
before transforming it into a cable road,
mainly on account of the limited time be
fore cold weather sets in, available for the
execution of the work. A bo m in real es
tate resultant upon the prospects of rapid
transit has already been reported.
A Lady Injured by a Collision.
Yesterday afternoon a buggy in which
was Mrs. Boyd, of Sandusky street, col
lided with a butcher's wagon at the corner
of North avenue and Arch street, Alle-
fheny. The buggy was overturned, and
Irs. Boyd received a severe gash on her
Do you intend taking atrip? If so. go
with Smoky Oitv Lodge, K. of P., to Niag
ara Falls via P. & JL. E. B, B. on Saturday,
August 3, at 920 jr. M., city time. Fare,
$4 75 for round trip, good to return for four
days. Special train will return Ieavinpr the
Falls Sunday evesiag, arriving at) Pitts-
ourg jaonaay Bjre OMiaess bouts:,
Ability and Money Very Worthily Com-
Very many persons have noticed the vari
ous steps toward completion or tbe hand
some rooms below the Hotel Dnquesne dur
ing the past few weeks. At the present
time the alterations and additions have been
ended, and in this commodious place of
business is installed the Duquesne Phar
macy the handsomest and best equipped
drugstore in the city. Everything abont
this pharmacy is new, elegant and substan
tial. No pains nor expense have been
spared to make it all that could be desired.
in every particular. There are none bat
fresh and pure drugs and chemicals in stock,
and it is the intention ot the Dnquesne
Pharmacy to keep pace with the times ia
securing immediately all new drugs and
medicines. No person need ever leave ti Is
place because the required drngs are not in
stock. A full line ot patent medicines has
been placed upon the shelves, and an ex- (
qulsite assortment ot novelties and druggist's
sundries provided. The Dnquesne Phar- '
macy is beautiiully finished throughout
with hard woods and brilliant plate and cut
glass, and is in all respects a metropolitan ,
drugstore. , .1
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Will Save You Money. " .
Let us talk this matter over and see-,if we
can find any reason why I should save you
I have the largest retail grocery trade ill
Western Pennsylvania. My trade extends,
not only all through Western Pennsylvania,
but Ohio and West Virginia. 'My sales
amoant to (200,000 per year, or over $4,000
per week. If I mtkel per cent profit on my
sales I clear 52,000 per year or $40 per week.
Your grocer probably has a nice store on
some prominent corner ofthe city or In some
thrifty town. But from the nature of his
business his trade is limited to his locality
or to his town. If very thrifty and energetic
he may make bis sales amount to $400 per
week or one-tenth (1-10) of my sales. As
his sales are but 1-10 o my sales, be must
have ten times my profit to realize the same
amount of money as I do. In order to clear
$40 per week he must have 10 per cent
But this is not all; as I sell ten times as
many goods I, of course, buy ten times as
many and buying in much larger quantities
buy much cheaper, lor you know the
"longest pole always knocks the persim
mon." Then again I do a strictly cash trade, and
lose nothing irom bad debt3. From the
efforts the Betail Grocers' Association is
making to have it possible to collect their
accounts, their losses from this source must
be very great indeed.
I guarantee to save you 20 percent on
your groceries. Don't take ry word for it,
but send for my weekly price list and com
pare myprices with what you are paying.
It will only cost you a cent lor a postal card.
Orders amounting to $10, without counting
sugar,' packed and shipped free ot charge to
any point within 200 miles.
79 and 81 Ohio St., cor. Sandusky, Alle
gheny. Imported Fort.
1828 Imperial Oporto Port, full quarts.$3 00
1869 Mackenzie Port, full quarts 2 50
Fine Old White Port, fall quarts 2 00
London Dock Port, full quarts 2 00
Burgundy Port, full quarts 1 CO
Fine Old Spanish Port, full quarts 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97
Filth ave.
GBEAT Scott I Child's calico and gingham
dresses, 7c up; white dresses, 15o up; ladies'
calico wrappers. 50c up; bisques, 25c; jer
seys, 25c up; blouses, 75c; summer corsets,
50c; ladies' chemise, 19c?-baniburg drawers,
25c; hubbard gowns. 39c. BUST Bee HlYE,
corner Sixth and Liberty.
Iron City Beer
Is pronounced by competent judges to be
unexcelled for purity, excellent flavor and
wholesomeness. Take no other. To be had
at all first-class 'bars, or direct fronV the ,
makers. Feauexheim & Vilsack. -,
Telephone 118G.
Grant nod Diamond Streets.
This Church will be open for service on
Sunday, July 28, at 10:30 a. M., and every
Sunday morning tberealter.
Bishop Whitehead will officiate.
Be wise, mothers. Bay your infants'
cloaks this week. Beduced prices. BT7ST
Bee Hive, corner Sixth and Liberty.
Cabinet photos, 89a per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 13 Sixth st. SttTTStt
Afteb a sleepless night, use Angostura
Bitters to tone up your system. All drug
gists. Forget-Me-Xoi Rings.
Pretty as a picture. New designs this week,
$1 50 to $2 00, at E. P. Boberts & Sons'.
To dc so requires closing In August
rather than remove stock during build- 4
lug. Will
All Wash Dress Goods,
All Wool Dress Goods,
AU Silk Goods,
All House Furnishing Goods.
Gloves and
Ch!ldran' Hnlts and WnM. .-Ai M
Ladles' and Misses' Suits and Wraps,"
Mantles, Jackets, Shawls,
California Wines at 50c per quart.
Imported Liquors and Cordials at
Finest Old Whiskies in Western Pens-
sylvani at same prices' others are selUng.v
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