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The Multitude at Yalley Camp
"Wrought up to a Degree.
BISHOP JOYCE MOVES MEN
And Sets Them Sighing, While
Women Weep and Seek Support.
A WONDEEFDM POWER EXERTED
Both to Erin? on the Religions Awakening
and to Hold It Down.
YA6T AUDIENCES AT THE SERVICES
A perfect midsummer day ushered in the
first Sunday of the Methodist encampment
' at Valley Camp. The attendance was very
large, comprising citizens from all points
within a radius ot CO miles. Not an
unpleasant incident occurred to mar
the serene pleasure of the occasion.
The services were held in a large canvas
covered pavilion, seating 1,800 people, with
standing room for 800 more, and room was
at a premium at every one of the meetings.
Bishop Joyce, of the Southern Diocese of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the
morning took for hip text the first four
verses of the fifth chapter of St. Luke,
"And it came to pass thai, as the people
pressed upon him to hear the word of God,
he stood by the Lake of Gennesaret." The
Bishop's discourse was as follows:
It is difficult for us to understand how much
influence there is in words, or how one man's
mind comes to have bo much influence over
that of others. There was a stranger appeared
in Judea,andtheair was full of rumors con
cerning his works. Some said that he had re
stored the sight to a blind man; others
that a dead brother had been restored to
life, and many other miracies. He repulsed no
one, no matter how poor or how lowly. On
this morning he is by the lake.
A2ID PEOri.E COME
from every portionjof the country to hear tho
word of God a great subject, a grand, glorious
subject, and one of which we never grow tired
ot hearing. We grow weary of others;
but the word of God has something
marvelous in its interest, and never
seems 10 crow old. What is the
word of God? In many minds the Bible will
suggest itself; and so it is, partially, but not
wholly. The word nf God consists in the prin
ciples that God has launched before tho mind
and conscience of man. The word of God,
therefore, consists of words, thoughts and
principles. God educates the human race;
man is powerless, only in so much as he takes
hold of God's principles. God educates, not by
mere, excitement, but by intellectual and moral
suasion. Cot by that power lie wakes them
up. When we decide that a thing is so, we are
apt to believe it. Men are controlled by opin
ions, which constantly change: nut they never
outgrow principles. I could go into any market
in the country and buy opinions by the carload
at 125 a car and when I had them, what
would they amount to? Nothing. Man can
not make principles. God made them. Man
may make play with invention and manufact
ure, but God' it is who has packed the earth
with iron and gold and silver.
The opinions of five and ten years ago are
not worth a cent now. If a man has an old,
worn-out opinion, and it pleases him. I say let
him alone; he will get out of bis boyishness
after awhile, and while he is bothering with
idea he can do the world no barm. With prin
ciple, however, it is a different thing. Princi
ple is the divine thing that God has to edncate
men with. We would have been 1.000 years
f nrtber on if we had all followed the divine di
rection of Providence. God educates men by
leading them, not by driving them. The world
is constantly growing wider and wider in
knowledge as God slowly edncates. I heard a
man say only the other day that if he ruled the
HE WOULD rOBCE MEN
to do exactly what ho wanted them to do. I
am glad a man does not rule the world. God
shows men what they have to do. God gives
man a grand idea; the man expresses It and
people laugh at him; ho is ten j ears ahead of
his time: he is a crank, a dreamer. God halts
the man until people come up to him; then, in
turn, gives another man an idea, and so on.
There are ideas which were laughed at and
jeered at by the most inspired and polite
society of the New and Old World ideas that,
to express, was to brine down on his head the
condemnation of all. Yet to-day those ideas
are a dominant power in onr country. Our
comprehension is limited, and, in considera
tion, God cuts His principles up into little bits
and gives them to us gradually. God's
thoughts, ideas and principles, are indissolu
ble; you cannot divide them. So they have
tlways been and so they always will be.
The gospel is not new; the truths that 1 am
now telling you were preached l,9u0 vears ago,
and, should the world exist for that period,
they will be preached for 10,000 years hence.
What a power God's word has and how it ap
peals to the conscience of man. hat a com
bination that is for good God and human con
science. You can't rule God out The word of
God, it livctb and abideth forever. Men said
it was a lie, a fiction, and that it should go. It
has been sacrificed to flames and yet the Bible
' "lives. No book of history, or novel, has ever
been read so much. Under one roof in New
York tho Blblo is printed in 200 languages and
dialects. hich are distributed in all parts of
the w orld to bo read by all minds, characters
What is your idea of Jesus? Did vou ever
form an opinion of how lie looked, or how He
spoke? My idea is that Jesus was a mot re
markable looking man, of imposing presence
and grand voice. What a pleasure it must
have been to bear him preach I He was no
Human nature is the same in all classes, and
no distinction should be made in distributing
the word of God to them. All classes are inter
ested in the f utnre to which we are all going.
Jesus sat in the bow of the boat and talked
to them. In the bow of a "flsher" boat. What
a pulpit that wasl I wonder if the man who
built that boat ever imagined that the greatest
exponent of the Christian religion would sit
there and talk to the multitude.
Nowadays ministers think that the world will
never hear of them unless they have a mag
nificent pulpit, a grand church, a fashionable
audience and a great power of money behind
them. Jesns sat in the boat and preached,
and a multitude of people from every part of
the country came to hear him; while in the
synagogue, where they had all the luxury of
mo cuuitu ui .unit uaf, lue priests naa an
audience less than a corporal's gnard. What
a contrast, the unknown man in the stern of a
rude fishing boat and the high priest in his
synagogue! OhI it is not the place that
makes tho man; it is the man that
makes the place. How I wish I could
impress the fact on tho j oung men of America.
I would not compel men to adopt my theories.
My doctrine is in an open field, a square light
and a fair one. Keep the devil out. Go into
the field, with your ideas about you. In the
recent great fight, right hero in Pennsylvania,
we, the people, would have won
had it been a fair one, but it was
not. I do not believe in coercion of the human
miid; give us a fair show, and we will always
win. Truth is bigger than man, and righteous
ness is infinite. God loves every man, woman
and child on earth; he hates no one. bin is tho
only thing he despises. Man will go to bell if
ho keeps on sinning: but God does not put him
there; it is the rope of evil habit that drags
HOW THET ARE DIVIDED.
Hell and heaven aro only -divided
by the thickness of the
Imagination. No man ever did a noble deed
under the inspiration of Jesus Christ that be
did not receive pay for it in the end. Some
people are afraid to trust God. The most un
happy men I know of aro those who did not
trust God. It is hard for men to get out of tho
old life into a new, bnt what a sweet thing it is
In conclusion, the Bishop reviewed the
story of Christ's sufiering for the human
race and implored his hearers to come to
The afternoon service was called prompt
ly at 3 o'clock. In the absence of Bev. C.
V. Wilson, who was slated for the after
noon, Bishop Joyce was again pressed into
service. He opened his remarks in a semi
humorous manner; explained that he had
not had time to prepare a sermon, so
should simply make a rambling address.
lie said he knew that his hearers had jnst
had a good dinner, as he had himself, and
he would not blame them if they went to
sleep. He told mothers not to go out if
babies cried, lor he loved the little ones too
well to allow thm to annoy him. The text
was from Second Corinthians, eighth chap
ter and ninth verse: "That ye know the
grace of.our Lord Jesus Christ; that, though
rich. He became poor that ye through His
poverty might become rich.
The subject was handled In a masterly
manner, bringing out particularly the sacri
fice of Jesus for men, and Illustrating the
marvelous beauty and power of a mother's
A STIRRING SCENE.
As the Bishop warmed up to the sub
ject and he told the wretchedness to
which Jesus voluntarily submitted,
his voice broke, his eyes filled
with tears, and, trembling with excitement,
he implored his audience to give their hearts
to Jesus and love and idolize Him as.IIe de
served. The congregation speedily became
imbued with ins enthusiasm, and when lie
finally called upon those who had given
their hearts to Jesus to rise, the entire audi
ence sprang to their feet. The scene was a
stirring one; but when the Bishop asked
how many were represented in heaven; how
many had a mother, father or little one
waiting lor them there, as he had, the scene
that followed beggared description. For a
moment the utmost silence reigned, then, as
memory swept the lost loved ones into vis
ion.sob alter sob rent the silence.and finally
broke into general grief. Strong men,
women ana cniiarcn gave way
completely to their newly remem
bered sorrows. Men who scarce
knew each other clasped hands; their mu
tual grief had made them kin. Women
leaned on each other's shoulders and cried
as bitterly as though the grief had been a
new one. The situation for a while was
rather serious; it looked as if many people
would be attacked by hysteria, but the same
power that had invoked the storm now came
to the rescue.
THE CALM CAME BACK.
Gradually the Bishop, by promises of
Jesus divine love, led them back from the
dangerous heights until order was again re
stored. The scene was a powerfully dra
matic one, and probably has seldom been
equaled in Western Pennsylvania.
Rev. Dr. A. H. Norcross, President of the
Pittsburg Female College, preached the
evening sermon. He took his text from
Lute iv., 18. Hissubjectwas: "The Gospel
Message to the People." In the course of
his remarks he said: "The gospel is a his
tory of the ministry of Christ from the first
to the last, (jurist came on carta to save
that which was lost. He came not to build
thrones or to make constitutions. He founded
the Church to the end that the people
might be saved. The church is a school
for the people. Christ was loyal from the
slave to the throne, and yet He was brother
from the throne to the slave. His mission
on earth was to teach the gospel to the
poor and'the heart-broken, to open the eyes
of the blind and to heal the sick. This
order of things which we now see about us
is to be acceptable to our Lord."
After the morning service the Bishop
made a quaint appeal for assistance for a
new church in Alabama and received
One of the contributors to the Bishop's
fund was a snrvivor of the Johnstown flood
who gave f5 00 as a thank offering to God
for his rescue.
Another gave his pocketbook and its con
NOT SO MISTERI0US.
That Colored Barber Evidently Suicided or
John and William Hansberry, two young
colored men from Tarentum, called at the
morgue yesterday and identified the body of
Wallace Wheeler, the colored man whose
remains were taken from the Allegheny
river at Boss station on Saturday. The two
young men are nephews of the deceased.
They say he was last seen alive last Wednes
day morning, when he was noticed coming
out of bis barber shop in Tarentum.
He had been in the habit of going off on a
spree frequently, and his nephews think
that while intoxicated he had gone out in a
skiff and fallen into the river. Wheeler
had been in financial difficulties and his
barber shop was seized by a constable a few
days ago. " ,
His nephews take no stock in the talk
about foul play. The woman "Carrie."
whose signature was attached to letters in
the pockets of the deceased, is a sister of
Wheeler's wife, who has been keeping house
for him since his wife's death. The Coroner
will hold an inquest to-day.
FULL UNDER A TRAIN.
A Man Iln. Ills Iicg Crashed by n Moving
Freight Car on the P.itL.1!.
Yesterday afternoon Henry Hartman,
employed as a brakeman on the P. & L. E.
Bailroad, accidentally fell under a moving
train. The man's left leg was so badly
crushed that it had to be amputated. The
accident occurred in the Southside yards.
He was taken to the West Fenn Hospital.
HITHER AKD THITHER.
Movements of Fittsbnrgcrs nod Others of
Captai n J. W. Nesbit, of Company C,
rourteenth Regiment, who remained on duty
at Johnstown, passed through the city last
night, en route to his homo in Oakdale. In
bis absence the company will be in command
of Lieutenant Percy Trent Wible. He says
that the company aro still needed for gnard
duty, and may stay in'Johnstown for some time
yet. He said that the police were not yet well
organized, and not sufficient to do the guard
ing necessary. The police do all the arresting,
and the soldiers guard the men who are forced
to work on the roads. A gang of 50 or CO is
kept at work all the time. He says that thugs
and crooks of all kinds still flock to the city,
and give no little trouble. The banks are not
yet repaired, and have to be cnarded.
Mr. Jackson, Vice President and Gen
eral Manager of tho Union Switch and Signal
Company, went to New York last night. He
is aiso connectea wiin an electric company,
and said that he knew a man who had with
stood 1,000 volts of electricity. He thinks that
it would take a terrific charge to kill a man,
and cays that the New York parties should go
careful before using it for executions.
Mr. Leon Wachsner, a director of the
Stadt Theater, Milwaukee. Wis., and Chicago,
III., passed through the city last night en route
to Milwaukee from Europe, where be has
engaged a number of players for the coming
Prof. D. B. Wood, the well-known or
ganist of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Philadelphia, has just arrived in Pittsburg.
Mr. Wood, it will be remembered, lately fav
ored Pittsburg musical circles with an organ
Messrs. O. D. Mowrey and C. J. Mc
Guigen, formerly gatemen at the Union depot,
have been promoted to be conductors. The
boys will be missed from their old posts, bat
none begrudge them their well earned promo
Frank TJlmer.of the Norwich Belt Man
ufacturing Company, passed through the city
to Chicago. On his return, in abonta week.
he will stop oSin Pittsburg to look up the
interests of the company here.
Mayor Pearson and Chief Kirschler re
turned from a two weeks' vacation at Erie, Pa.,
last Saturday evening, and rose with the lark
j esterday in order to mete oat justice to several
H. S. Scott, of Birmingham, Eng., a
IS-ycar-old boy, is at the Anderson. Here
turned from England with George Crawford,
of this city, and will accompany Mr. Crawford
to Denver, CoL, for his health.
Father Warden was among the pas
sengers going to New York last night. He Is
at present a professor in St. Mary's College.
Einmettsburg, Aid., and was formerly of this
Calvin Wells was a passenger to the
city last night from Cresson Springs. James
Chambers, wife and child also returned from
W. Kuggs, of Boston, who has accepted
the position of Superintendent of the Citizens'
Traction road, will commence his official duties
Messrs. William N. Weymer, of Phila
delphia, and Frank Nicholson, of Steubcnville,
O., were among the Monongabela's guests last
H. H. Bryson, of Philadelphia, was
registered at the Duquesno last night.
JOHN & BAKU IB DEAD.
Brain Trouble Unexpectedly Causes
His Decease in 12 Hours.
THE NEWS SHOCKED HIS FEIENDS.
A Few Facts From the Bemarkauly Lire
History of the Han.
THE FDNEEAL T0-U0RR0W HORNING
John C. Barr, one of the best known men
of this city, and who was until recently one
of the leaders of the Democracy in the
State, died yesterday at his home on
Meyran avenue, Oakland, of brain trouble.
The news of Mr. Barr's death was a surprise
to everyone, as he was well and hearty 12
hours be 'ore his decease. He was attending
to Lis business up until Saturday night, and
was seen upon the streets by his friends on
that morning. The first announcement to
the public of his illness was made yesterday
morning at St. Agnes' Church, Soho, to which
parish Mr. Barr and his family were con-
nected. In reading the notices Father Cor
coran, pastor of the church startled the
congregation by stating that Mr. Barr was
seriously ill and requested the prayers of
the congregation for his speedy recovery.
Even as the pastor was telling his people
of Mr. Barr's illness and request
ing their prayers, his spirit went
out on its flight from earth, and
before the good pastor had finished the
well-known citizen had breathed bis last.
He died about 8 o'clock, surrounded by his
family, but was unconscious at the time.
HIS TLANS POB REST.
Mr. Barr took tea with T. J. O'Leary, Jr.,
at the latter's residence, Friday evening,
and stated he intended to go to the country
the next day. He said he was going to
a place near Greensburg to look
alter some mountain land. On Saturday
morning he started, accompanied by Thomas
Donahue, of this city, and drove five miles
in an open buggy under a hot sun. He came
home in the evening and complained of
feeling unwell. He stated that he had se
vere pains in the head, and in a few minutes
he became so bad that the family summoned
Father Corcoran. To the latter Mr.
Barr said he was sick, and the
priest becoming alarmed administered
the lost sacraments of the church,
to him. Dr. J. J. Connell, who had been
sent for in the meantime, arrived, and said
the sick man was suffering from congestion
ot the brain. Dr. M. O. Jones vas called
in as consulting physician.andina few min
utes said the patient would not recover.
The physicians prescribed remedies, but
soon saw that the ease was hopeless. He
lay until 7:45 o'clock yesterday morning in
a semi-unconscious condition, when he ex
pired. . j
Last night it was stated that about six
years ago while walking on a very warm
day through the streets of Washington, Mr.
Barr was sun struck. Since that time his
head became weak, and he could not walk
in the sun unless he had an umbrella over
Mr. "Rarr is a son of David H. Barr. of
'Donegal. His mother's maiden name was
Mary Haney, ana resiaea in west unester.
They came to this country in 1820, and had
ten children, three of whom are now dead.
They were James P., Charles B. and John
John C. Barr was born in September, 1837,
in Blairaville, Indiana county. He re
ceived the rudiments of a common educa
tion and learned the business of telegraphy.
When quite young he was an operator in
charge of an office on the old Fort Wayne
Bailroad. He afterward went to Chicago,
where he worked in the postoffice at that
place. He came back to this city and read
law with John Mellon. He afterward was
appointed to a clerkship in the Surveyor
General's office at Harrisburg and remained
there from 1863 to 18CC.
HIS CAREER AS EDITOR.
In the latter year he came to this city
and accepted the position of city editor on the
Post. Afterward he went to Washington as
correspondent for that paper and, becoming
tired of that, returned to the city and re
sumed his law studies. He was admitted
to the bar and formed a partnership with
the late Marshall Swartzwelder. He was
appointed to an official position in the
Philadelphia office of the Texas Pacific
He changed his base again and accepted
a position in the Coast Survey Office in
Washington. He corresponded for the
New York World and Times, and afterward
came to this city to engage in the newspaper
business. He occupied a responsible posi
tion in the editorial and business depart
ments of the Chronicle Telegraph, which
position he held at the time of his death.
During his newspaper career Mr. Barr
made a national reputation for his terse and
peculiar way of saying things. His articles
from the coal and coke country to his paper
were remarkably, intensely original.
Mr. Barr was a man of remarkable d&
mestic qualities. While actively engaged
in politics and during the heat of the cam
paignhe was always to be found at his home
with his family. Between the years 1860
and 1882 he was one of the foremost
Democratic politicians in the State of Penn
sylvania. He attended every national con
vention of the party, beginning with the
one at Charleston in I860 up until the one
before the last. He was one of the chief
managers in the campaign which elected
Bobert Pattison for Governor.
Mr. Barr was a man of remarkable politi
cal sagacity. It was stated that he had
greater knowledge of the politicians than
anv other newspaper man in the country.
Mr. Barr was Secretary of the Democratic
State Committee for a number of years and
conducted the Wallace Senatorial fight in
'75. He also was successful in the selection
of Samuel F. Patterson, of this county, to
the Speakership in 1873. He'prepared all
the campaign literature 'for the Hancock
campaign which was used in 1880.
A WELIr-BEAD MAX.
He left one of the most complete political
libraries to be found in the country to-day.
His fund of political information was inex
haustible. He was a close student of gen
eral literature as well as political matters.
He wrote several annotations of Shake
speare, which turned out to be a very valu
able treatise. It was compiled by himself
for his own amusement, and he refused
several offers to have it published.
Mr. Barr was married in 1863 to Sarah A.
Toner. Of his brothers and sisters but six
survive. His brothers are D. O. Barr, Col
lector of the Fort ot Pittsburg, aid a twin
brother of the latter, Bev. Father Hugh 1C
Barr, who is now a member ot the Passion
ists' Order. His sisters are Mrs. P. Mahan,
of Boanoke, Va.; Mrs. J. McMannis, of
Illinois; Mrs. William Donnelly, of Derry,
Pa., and Teresa M. Barr, lately admitted
into the Convent of the Sacred Heart at
Albany. He has a niece in the same con
Tent. He leaves six children, Mary, Annie,
Maude. Carroll, Toner and Arthur.
While in the Surveyor's general office
PrTTSBLTROr DISPATCHMONpA - JULY 291889. S-V
Mr. Barr became familiar with the business
of that department. At that time there was
a great amount of wild land scattered
throughout the State. By paying 25 cents
per acre he got ont a number of patents on
unclaimed ground and afterward sold it.
He secured a patent on all the made ground
at the Point, about 15 acres, but his brother,
the late James P., made him give it up to
the citv. He secured a large amount of
valuab'le coal lands along the Youghiogheny
river which he sold to Congressman W. L.
Scott. He also owned a great many acres
ot wild land in Westmoreland county.
The funeral will be held to-morrow morn
ing and the remains will be interred in the
family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, from
St. Agnes Church. Father Hugh Barr, of
Baltimore, will be present and will proba
blv preach the sermon. The pall bearers
will be six nephews of the deceased, Harry
and Frank, sons of the late James P. Barr,
William and Daniel, sons of D. O. Barr,
and Gerald and Edward O'Brien.
KI0TS ON A TRAIN.
A Pnnle Created on a Car Between Pitts
bars and McKeesport Several Circna
Men Are Fighting.
Barney McGuire was arrested on the ac
commodation train on the B. & O. Bailroad
at Laughlin station yesterday afternoon by
Officer Madigan and lodged in the Four
teenth ward station on a charge of riot,
preferred by Conductor William Pratt.
The latter alleges that McGuire and several
companions got in a qnarrel on his train
near McKeesport, which created quite a
panic on the train among the ladies and
children. Several knives were pulled, hat
no one was cut. When the train arrived at
McKeesport two of the party vere arrested
and placed in the lockup. McGuire man
aged to hide from the officers, but was cap
tured at Laughliu's. The train was delayed
30 minutes. Conductor Pratt will appear
against them to-day.
The circus company that has been circu
lating around among the small towns in
this soction under the firm style of Davis &
Carlisle, of which Henry Davis," of the Lon
don Theater, was a member, was disbanded
at McKeesport on Saturday night and the
performers and other employes paid off.
Last evening a few members of the defunct
company came down from McKeesport on
a Baltimore and Ohio train.and three of them
became very belligerent, getting into a fight
and creating quite a panic among the pas
sengers on the train. Word was telegraphed
to the police here and when the train ar
rived Officer Yeagcr was on hand at the de
pot and gathered the three fighters in. They
were taken to Central station, where they
registered as John S. Fox, Timothy Tilken
and Joseph Byan.
THE INCEKDIARY AT WORK.
Scene of the Daqaesne Steel Works Strike
Visited by Several Fires toImaltancon
ly The Methodist Church Gone.
Mr. Oliver, a resident of Dnquesne, the
place where a bitter strike of steel workers
prevailed three or four months ago, came
into town yesterday and reported the evi
dent incendiary destruction of the Dn
quesne M. E. Cbnrch about 2 o'clock yester
day morning. It was not a large or very
valuable edifice, hut it belonged to and was
occupied by an element of citizens who
strongly opposed the recent strike, and this,
with several superficial indications, leads to
the theory of incendiarism.
Not only was the church totally destroyed,
bnt one of the dwellings occupied by
Manager Treat and Bookkeeper Gray, and
owned by the Olivers, was fired. This,
however, was discovered in time by the
crew of a shifting engine, who extinguished
it. An attempt was likewise made to burn
the house of Mr. Sloan, occupied bv Mr.
Smith, one of the Duquesne Steel Works
stockholders; hut a watch dog at the resi
dence drove the intruders away.
In connection with suspicions as to the
identity of the miscreants, it is alleged that
waste was stolen from one of the cars in a
freight train lying at Duquesne; that this
waste, being saturated with oil, was ignited
and placed where it wonld be likely to do
the speediest execution on the buildings to
There have been no arrests for the alleged
incendiarism as yet; but residents of Du
quesne say they do not doubt that this was
the cause, and they are correspondingly
THIEVES ESCAPE IN A SKIFF.
An Officer Vainly Causes Some Boys Who
Robbed Freight Cars.
Officer Miller detected three boys break
ing into some lreight cars on the Allegheny
Valley Bailroad at the foot of Twenty-first
street yesterday afternoon. He started to
arrest them, but they ran down to the river,
jumped into a skiff they had concealed along
the wharf, and escaped to the Allegheny
THE EXPRESS WAS H0Y1NG.
A Mnn Walking In Front of It nt Torrens
Station Found It Ont.
The Western Express on the Pennsylva
nia Bailroad, as it passed Torrens station
at 820 yesterday morning, struck Charles
Weber, aged 42 years, who was walking on
the track, and injured him seriously. He
was taken to the West Penn Hospital in a
patrol wagon. Weber's home is near Tor
LOCAL ITEMS; LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
far Ready Reading.
Fbajtk Stanford was nabbed yesterday in
Latimore's coal yard by Officer Hess. Stanford
was engaged in going through a trunk which
had been surreptitiously removed from Thomas
Griffin's house. No. 780 Fifth avenue. The
trunk contained sundry Valuables, none of
which got away. Stanford was placed in the
Fourteenth ward police station for future
Bono ferryman Hugh Fagan missed his gold
watch yesterday. It was worth 63, and he had
John Cary, Peter Murphy, Michael O'Harris
and Harvey Alderson arrested on suspicion.
They are at the Fourteenth ward station await
ing official inquiry.
Robert Snow, a lad about 14 years of age.
escaped from the Home of the Friendless, on
' Washington street, Allegheny, yesterday. A
description of the boy was given to the Alle
gheny police. It is the intention to send him
THE police of the East End had a lively tune
about 10 o'cloct last night chasing a conple of
Italians who got into a row and ran up Franks
town avenue. One fired two shots at the other
hut no damage was done. Neither was cap.
S. Fkezman, of Wilkinsburg, notified the
police yesterday that on Saturday night thieves
had stolen two horses from his stable. 'The
animals are described as a brown horse, with a
scar on the right forefoot, and a roan mare.
Mrs. J. M. Foster presided over the W. C.
T.U. meeting in the Moorhead building last
evening. Addresses were mado by A. F.Bryce
W. T. Powell and Joffah Boughton. Quite a
number signed the pledge.
Julia Botsb. the woman who was recently
sued for larceny of a door key, now brings suit
before Alderman Warner against John Myers
for perj ury. i She alleges that Myers made false
statements under oath.
Jonx RicriABPS was arrested by Officer
O'Donncll early yesterday morning and lodged
In tne.Thlrty.'lxth ward station for beating his
wife with a clnb, and breaking up considerable
furniture in the bouse.
Fifteen prisoners spent Saturday nichtin
the Twenty-eighth ward station. Eleven were
charged with disorderly conduct, three with
drunkenness and one with being a suspicious
A young man and two young ladies were
thrown out of a buggy on Sycamore street.
Mount Washington -yesterday and badly
bruised. Tbey refused to state their names.
BKVZBAii cases of scarlet fever have broken
out on Wylie avenue. It is to be feared that
the dread disease Is making progress in tbit
The West Penn Hospital authorities say
that Henry Colgan, the. Penu avenue man who
tried the throat-cutting route on Saturday last,
A FISgMCmB SUIT.
The South Fork Lake People Are
Asked to Pay $50,000 Damages
FOR LITTLE, THE DRUMMER'S, LIFE.
Booert Pitcaim Glad of the Suit, bnt
He Denies Liability.
THE JOHNSTOWN CABB IS TO COMB NEXT
The first suit for damages against the
members of the South Fork Fishing Club
was brought in this city last Saturday. The
plaintiffs are the widow and eight children
of John A. Little, the drummer, who was
at the Hurlburt House at the time the dam
btoke, and who lost his life in the Johns
town disaster. The action seeks damages in
30,000 for the loss of Mr. Little's life.
In the legal statement for their claim the
plaintiffs set forth' that the members of the
clnb had caused a dam to be erected at their
property, the South Fork Lake, for the
amusement of themselves and their fam
ilies: that this dam had been built in a
careless, negligent manner, and in an un
skilled and unworkmanlike way; and with
such improper and unfit material as not to
he capable of holding back the large and
heavy body of water accumulated above
and held back by it. They also aver that
the dam was built too high, and the accu
mulation of water too large even for the
pnrpose, and that on account of the fact
that this dam broke and the large body ot
water flooded the town of Johnstown, John
A. Little was killed, while about his lawful
business in that city on May 31.
JIB. BEED WAS ABSENT.
An effort was made yesterday to find
James H. Beed, Esq., attorney for the
South Fork Fishing Club, bnt he, had gene
to Bedford Springs. When that gentleman
was interviewed on the subject of the lia
bility of the club some time ago, however,
he stated that he had most carefully exam
ined into this question, but could not see
how a suit for damages could stand. The
breaking of the dam, he then stated, was
caused by extraordinary circumstances, over
which the club had no control, and which
no one had any idea would ever arise.
A number of members of the club were
looked up, but Mr. Bobert Pitcaim was
the only one lound at home. When Mr.
Pitcairn was asked as to what he thought of
the fart of the suit being brought, he said:
"I am a member of the club, but I have
never taken any active interest in it I was
never at the lake, and I did not own a cot
tage there. On that account I really am
not a man well enough posted upon matters
ot the club to talk about such affairs."
"Do you think that the club can be held
COMPIAINXS ARE TOO LATE.
"No; I do not. There was no negligence
on tbe part of the club. Nobody ever com
plained against the club for erecting that
dam, before it broke. Common sense would
have prompted the people of Johnstown to
prevent the erection or it had they even
thought it dangerous. I am sure the Penn
sylvania Bailroad never thought that there
was any probability of the dam breaking,
or I think they would have stopped it. We
always had a great deal more fear about
tho North fork of the Conemaugh
than tbe South fork. In my
opinion the accident was something
that no one could foresee, and for which no
one can be held responsible. Of course
there is a sense of moral responsibility in a
man who belongs to the club, like myself
for instance; but actually, I do believe
there is no legal responsibility.
"However, to a certain extent I am very
glad that this suit has been brought for tbe
reason that I think it will be a test case,
and we will at lost hear the law upon the
subject, for the satisfaction of the people."
THE DEFENDANTS' NAMES.
The. suit is brought against the following
named gentlemen, all the members of the
James W. Brown, D. W.C Bi dwell, E. J. Al
len, John Caldwell. Jr., Andrew Carnegie. John
W. Cbalfant, James A. Chambers, Charles J.
Clarke. LOnls S. Clarke, W. T. Dnnn. J. 8. Mc
Cord, H. C. FricK, A. French, John A. Harper,
Henry Holdship, A. V. Holmes, C. B. Shea, M.
B. Suydam, James H. Willock, William K.
WoQdwell, Joseph R, Wcodwell, Calvin
Wells. John F. Wilcox, E. J. Unger, Benja
min Thaw, Robert Pitcairn, Henry Phipps,
Jr., D. C. Phillips, H. Sellers McKee. H. P.
Patton. W. L McClintock. Oliver McClintock,
James McGregor, Frank T. McClintock, Max
K. Moorhead, Villiam Mullen. E. A. Myers, 8.
S. Marvin. A. W. Mellon, Reuben Miller. John
G.'A. Lelshman, J. J. Lawrence. F. B. Laucn
I In. Louis Irwin. J. E. Schwartz, James M.
Schoonmaker, D. W. Rankin, Samuel Rea,
Durbln Home and J. H. Lippincott.
From Johnstown it is reported that John
Th'omas & Sons, whose proposed suit against
the club has before been alluded to in these
columns, are about ready to proceed. The
illness of Mr. Horace Bose, Esq., their at
torney, has been the principal cause of de
lay, Mr. Thomas says. With plenty of
money to push the suit and the advice ot
prominent outside lawyers in that behalf,
Mr. Thomas says the firm will, either this
week or next, begin the suit, and, on the
ground that the club was regularly char
tered and legally bound to use all necessary
precautions for satety in their dam, expect
THAT TYPHOID EPIDEMIC.
Hundreds of Case Said to be In Existence In
The Allegheny typhoid epidemic is as
suming serious proportions. There are now
36 cases in the Allegheny General Hospital,
and any number in private residences.
Seventeen Allegheny physicians report 110
cases in their charge. But few of the cases
have been reported to the Allegheny Board
of Health as required by ordinance, because
no punishment is prescribed for failure to
The Second and Third wards have a
majority of the cases, but Manchester is said
to be pretty evenly represented. Physicians
charire the use of spring water as cne ot tbe
causes of the epidemic, but bad drainage
also comes in for a share of the blame.
Some alarm is manifested by Alle
ghenians, and the current supposition is
that the real extent of the epidemic is yet to
be made known.
INSTALLED AS PAST0B.
Tbe United Evnngellcal Protectant Church
Un a New minister.
Bev. C. V. Scheuermann was installed at
the United Evangelical Protestant Church
of the Thirty-sixth ward yesterday morning.
The services were conducted by the Bev. H.
Weber, of the Manchester church, and Bev.
J. H. Schnorr, of the Mt. Washington
church. The choirs from the above
churches were also in attendance, and ren
dered excellent music.
Pastor Scheuermann takes the place of
Bev. Mr. Herman, who has gone to a church
at Hamilton, O. Mr. Scheuermann has
been preaching at Tarentum the last to
SHE EXPEDITED THE FUMES
In the Old Familiar Way, and With Very
Mrs. Mary Weber, who lives on Beaver
avenue, near Washington avenne, was badly
burned about the hands and arms Saturday
night. She was lighting a fire in the stove,
which did not burn fast enough. Sho
poured in some oil, which blazed up. set
ting tbe sleeves of her dress on fire, and, be
fore she could extinguish it, her hands and
arms were burned.
A Pleasing 8ene
Of health and strength renewed and of ease
ana comion louows mo use oi csyrup oi t igs,
as it acts in harmony with nature to effectually
cieanio lue system wnen costive or oiuous.
For sale in COo and SI 00 bottles by all leading I
cieanse tne system wnen costive or oiuous.
A sew church;
Tho Cumberland Charcb Congregation Will
Bnlld Their Own Edifice Phenomenal
Growth of the Organization In tbe East
The congregation of , the new Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, in the East End, are
about to erect their own edifice on the cor
ner of Shady and Union avenues, East
This organization has probably the short
est history of any church organization
around Pittsburg, and its growth and
progress has been very phenomenal. On the
1st ot January, this year, the congregation
organized in the East End with about 20
members and tbey immediately called the
Bev. J. W. McKay to act as their pastor.
Since then they have held their services in
Wilson's Hall, on Frankstown avenue, and
the number has increased to 35. But In
spite ot this comparatively-small congrega
tion the members have bought a lot 100x50
feet on which they are going to erect their
new bnildintr. and thev have also snbscribed
already three-fourths of the proposed cost of
The edifice will cost in the neighborhood
of 515,000 and its architecture is to be of a
purely gothic style. There will not be a
tower on the building, but at the eminence
of the front will be several minarets. The
material to be used is to be selected brick
with stone trimmings. Tbe seating capacity
of the auditorium will be COO persons. Be
side that, the building is to contain a Sab
bath school room and a pastor's study.
At a meeting of the Building Committee
of the church last Friday night the plans
and specifications were decided upon and
the bids will be advertised for this week.
Mr. T. C. McKee is the architect.
The building will be commenced as soon
as possible, and it is the intention of the
congregation to have the first service in the
newchurch on the first day of January
The great progress of the church is mainly
due to the Bev. Philip Axtel, who has been
living in the East End for over ten years,
and Mr. John Bush, of the East Liberty
HARDLY ANY IN HOSPITALS.
Typhoid Fever Not Nearly So Prevalent In
Pittsburg n Heretofore Allegheny the
In spite of the predictions of epidemic and
the awful diseases which the wiseacres said
mnst inevitably follow the drinking of
Pittsburg and Allegheuy water, it now ap
pears that this summer season has sent fewer
patients to the Pittsburg hospitals than the
corresponding seasons of 1883 and 1887.
At the Homeopathic Hospital the resident
surgeon pronounced this year a remarkably
good one. The hospital contains only half
a dozen cases of fever; whereas, in other
years, it often had 20, or even 30. No deaths
from feverhave occurred at the Homeopathic
Hospital, and no cases of cholera morbus
have been entered in the books this year.
At the Mercy Hospital there are 19 cases
of typhoid 3 of these being females. Only
5 cases are considered at all severe. Tbe
resident physician stated that the great ma
jority of bis fever patients were from the
Southside and Soho districts. There are no
cholera morbus cases here, and the year has
been a fairly good one.
In the West Penn Hospital there are
about 20 fever patients; but of these 12 are
almost convalescent. There have been 6
deaths from typhoid this season. The hos
pital has had several cases of cholera mor
bus, but not so many as last yean
In fact, in all the Pittsburg hospitals the
physicians agree that this summer has dealt
very leniently with Pittsburg in the matter
oi contagious diseases, ana that Allegheny,
if she has any signs of epidemic, is an ex
ception. EIGHTH KEGS AT A PREMIUM.
A Brewers' Agent Telia Where 33,000 of
Tbem Went Speedily.
John J. O'Eeilly, the brewers' supply
agent, says he cannot begin to meet -the de
mand lor eighth barrels, for which brewers
are clamoring. Mr. O'Beilly stated that
since May 1, he has sold to Pittsburg brew
ers over 35,000 empty eighths. Many of
them, he claims, goes to private families,
where every house becomes a saloons
People who have experimented, he
adds, have found that they can
get on antaverage 18 quart bottles of beer
from an eighth keg, and have gone into the
bottling business lor themselves. The beer
costs them $1, or less than 6 cents per quart.
In a great many cases they have some left
over, and gradually they are drawn into the
"speak easy" business.
All of this, Mr. O'Beilly claims, is the
direct result of the high license law as in
terpreted by Jndge White, and he adds
that, while the coopers cannot turn out
eighths fast enough, the demand for halves
and fnll barrels has not been increased.
0BSTEUCTING AN OFFICER.
He Gets Knocked On the Head With a
Brick While Doing Hia Dnty.
Mrs. Mary Griffen, who lives at Soho,
made an information before Magistrate.
Hyndman yesterday charging her husband
with assault and battery. It is alleged by
Mrs. Griffen that her husband came home
Saturday night in a drunken condition,
struck her with a large dish, knocking her
down and then kicked her in the breast.
Officer Dnncan was given the warrant yes
terday morning and proceeded to his house
on Murphy street to arrest him. Several of
Urinen s mends had gathered about the
house and refused to let the officer arrest
him. A fight ensued, in which Dnncan was
struck on the neck with a brick, cutting an
ugly gash, but Griffen jtus finally landed in
the Fourteenth ward station, where he will
have a hearing this morning.
THE. SLOT WAS WORKING.
Crowds Witnessed tho Festive Cigar Dob
Oat for a Nickel.
A large crowd were gathered around a
nickel-in-the-slot cigar machine at P. Ber.
toni's store, 169 Fifth avenue, all yesterday,
punching nickels into the slot and smiling
as they pfllled out the forbidden cigar.
Nothing is sweeter than forbidden fruit, and
the crowd iully demonstrated the fact.
Other machines were operated in different
parts of the city, and were early run dry of
How much profit the owners made will
only be found out when the box is opened
to-day and the iron and tin nickels are sifted
from the real ones.
For tho Little Wnlfs.
Yesterday a collection -was taken up in
all of the Catholic churches throughont the
Pittsburg diocese for the benefit of St.
Paul's Orphan Asylum on Tannehill street.
In some of the churches large sums were
realized for the maintenance of the little
Dloro Fine Scotch Glngtinms at 25 Cents
The best styles yet shown and best quality
at the price. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
. yPenn Avenue Stores.
Frauenhelm tfc Vilaack's
Pittsburg beet deserves your patronage both
for its good qualities and because it is a
genuine product of home industry. Call for
it at all first-class bars, or order direct.
Coleman's Flag Brand, G. W. S. Flag
Brand, Zinfandel Claret, By the case or bottle.
G. W. Schmidt,
SS and 07 Fifth avenue, city.
. D. & B.
Bead our "ad." 8th natre. this Tinner.
mTt i i. rl" r E. " ---
Tnls " " great bargain week,
Boooa 8s Buhl.
IT IS TOO ESSENTIAL
A Hooted Government Gift of Arsenal
Grounds to the Public
MAJ. M'KEE ON THIS CENTRAL POST
An Act of Congress Required to Giva U. S.
Land to the Public.
THE MAJOR'S I10PE3 AND FEARS OUT
A Dispatch: reporter, whose soul was
troubled anent the rumored transformation
of the Arsenal grounds into a pnblic park,
strolled thither the other evening to make
inquiries. On application at the arched
gateway, Cerberus, in the person of a
stalwart warrior, with an unmistakably
Southern accent, surmised that Major Mc-
1 Kee, the Superintendent, could not he seen
at so late anjionr. 'The reporter, however,
cast forth nets of persuasion, and succeeded
in ensnaring the sentry into leading him
toward the Major's residence. Accordingly
they stepped briskly through the charming
grounds, half lighted by -the sparsely
scattered lamps, half obscured in jealous
darkness, and reached, all too soon, the
Major's pretty domicile. It turned out that
Major McKee was accessible after all, and
in a delightful humor to boot.
WHY HE SMILED.
Upon inquiry with regard to the rumored
project, the Major's strong Velasquez face
wreathed itself in smiles, and he spoke as
follows: "My dear sir, I am just as ignorant
as you about Uncle Sam's intentions. You
see, it would require an act of Congress to
turn these grounds into a park, and any
information I should receive would be
official information after the passage of such
an act. Any ordinary newspaper reader
will know as soon as L"
Asked about the visionary bandstand,
which has been lately talked of, the Major
puffed a great cloud of tobacco smoke into
the air, and observed that in that particular
also he was ignorant. The only thing open
to the pnblic about the grounds was the
fountain. He and Mr. Irwin had put up a
fountain; and when Mr. Irwin moved from
the neighborhood the people were permitted
to use the water. The twin streams of
incoming and outgoing children, with
pitchers and cans, never slackens from
"early morn to dewy eve."
The Major expressed a fervent wish that
the Pittsburgers would agitate for this park
measure, however, if they indeed desire it.
"The Government could not give the
ground off-hand, even if they wished to do
so' he said. "Pressure must come from
Pittsburg, and a bill must he passed before
this can be
A CITY BBEATHIXG-FLACE.
"If Congress ever does ordain it, I am
confident the people will find their park in
perfect order. I alwavs make it a point,
whatever post I am ordered to, of improv
ing so far as possible on the work of mv
predecessors. In this case I flatter myself
(without any disparagement upon the ex
cellent work ot the former Superintendent)
that I have succeeded in vastly improving
. "By the way, I don'tthink youfolk know
that our arsenal is a very important center,
and that our storehouses supply all the
neighboring military stations with ammu
nition, etc. Indeed, I fail to see how the
War Department can supply the place of
Pittsburg Arsenal. However, I hope the
Pittsburgers will get the grounds, which I
believe they sorely need."
The Major saw his tormentor politely out,
and, in conclusion, said that his sole fear in
the matter was that Uncle Sam might be
tempted to sacrifice to Mammon and his
high priests, the speculative lot purchasers,
a place so hallowed by old associations as
the arsenal grounds. "As a soldier," he
said, "I should ,hate to see the old spot
hacked "up into l9ts, and made hideous with
Excursion to Atlantic City
Via the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad, next
Thursday. August 1. Bate, $10 for the
round trip; tickets good for 10 days; good to
stop off at Washington City returning.
Trains of Eastlake coaches and Pullman
palace cars will leave depot at 8 A. M. and
920 P. M.
Bargnlosla Fancy Plnld and Striped Silks,
For dresses and combinations. See them'
to-day. Jos. Horne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
CABnrET photos, 89c per doz. Lies Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st. mwfsu
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constipation,
all indicate that you need a few doses
of the genuine t
DR. C. McLANE'S CELEBRATED
They, strengthen the weak and purify
They aro prepared from the purest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
FLEMING BROa. PITTSBURG, PA
Be sure you get the genuine. Count
erfeits are made in St. Louis.
Wo have odds and ends of Hosiery,
Ladies' and Gents' Underwear, Cor
sets. Kid Gloves, Muslin Underwear
and many other lines we are closing
out. The prices marked upon them are
worth your attention. It will not cost
you anything to look our lines orcr,
besides we will be pleased to see you.
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DEEPLY IN EARNEST.
Colored Hen Think Tbey Have Benson to
Dread FIemon' Return. I
In addition to the list of lynchiigs and
other forms of taking off colored mea in the
South, furnished by A. I. Stewart, of this
city, and alluded to in these columns jester- -
day, Mr. Stewart furnishes a copy of the
Bichmond Planet of later date, giving
lynchings, etc., for the present year in the
South. January 22, Fred Hopkins, at
Jenkins, North Louisiana, was lynched
"for making labor speeches." May SO,
William William's was flogged almost to
death near Poplar, Ark., just asif there had
been no Emancipation Proclamation. June
3 Huey and Connelly were riddled -with
bullets and had their bodies torn to shreds
"for no offense," except that they were
black, at Tangipahoa Parish, La. June 21
Andy Caldwell, an irresponsible lunatie,
met with a like fate'at Bockton, S. C and
June 24 Andy McKnight had his body rid
died with bullets in a graveyard at Pe
Bidge, S. C; showing that the Palmetto
State has not been entirely free from these
outrages. The total of such crimes, against
colored men in the South this year, so far as
recorded and published, is 229, according; to
the Planet of July 20.
In this connection Mr. Stewart, who Is
head deacon of the Ebenezer Baptist Church
ot this city, sends the following:
To the Editor or The Dlsnaten:
In this Flemon case every stone shall b
turned. There shall not be any more preach
ing: in the South until they find justice, until
tbe Ethiopian gets satisfaction that there is
ordinal law applicable no more or less in his
case than in that of his white brother. The
text for the South is In tha tenth chapter of
Revelations, and. If tho reader will have time,
ho might panse long enough to reflect upon
the eleventh chapter of Daniel. We have all
considered Flemon's case in prayer in our
churches to-day, and are hoping for justice. -.-..,
- A-L Stewart.
NO. 12 MAJXOK AVENUE, PlTTSBUBO, July SS.
The Band at Ills Obsequies.
The entire G. A. B. Band attended the
funeral ot Albert Miller in Allegheny yes
terday. Mr. Miller died lost Thursday of
typhoid fever. He was a-member of the G.
A. B. Band and the first to leave its ranks
by death since its organization about 13
years ago. He was also a member of tha
JDS. HDRNE' 4 CDS.l
PENN AVENUE STORES.
Our prices on summer goods now are
the lowest ever known. A look through
the store will convince you of this fact.
To-day 100 pieces more of the extra
fine Scotch Ginghams at 25c
100 pieces more of the finest Ameri
can Ginghams at 15c
100 pieces more of the cotton Challis
we are selling so cheaply.
it ore of the Printed Lawns at 6c; a
large lot ofuilfine French Printed
Batistes at 10c and 12X&
The 60c Woolen Dress Goods which
we are selling at 25c are on a special
table in center of store.
Nearby are the new French Challis,
nearly 200 patterns, dark and light
colorings. Cream White Wool Challis
Stylish Woolen Fabrics for traveling
dresses at very low prices 60o a yard
The fancy Scotch and French Flan
nels all reduced. Good goods at 25c,
60c and 75c
In tbe way of Muslin Underwear and
DresslagSacques our stock is unusually
complete and large.
In the Suit Room our entire stock of
Ladles' and Children's Summer Dresses
at very low prices. Also great bargains
in Coats and Jackets. All sorts ot
Traveling Wraps, Waterproofs, Dust
ers. 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 in
funcy plaid and stripe Silks are the beet
Fall 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, Traveliag
Bags, Chatelaine Bags, etc
Tbe completeness of our stock will
surprise you largest In all depart,
JDS. HDRNE ZuCD'S'.'
PENN AVENUE STORES.