Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 04, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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Aliyely Breeze Stirs Up Local
Methodist Circles.
The 31. E. National Association fie
fases to Fulfill Its Date.
Bey. C. W. Smith Says That the Days of
Campmeeting- Are Long Past.
. A decided breeze has been stirred up
among "Western Pennsylvania Methodists by
the unexpected renewal of the old contro
versy among the stockholders of the Kidge
view Campmeeting Association as to the
question of Sunday trains and open gates
and gate fees on Sunday. The annual
campmeeting at Eidgeview Park was to
have commenced on the 13th of this month,
under the conduct of the National Camp
meeting Association, an organization of
inlsters and laymen formed for the pur-
rws of conducting campmeetings under
contract at stipulated prices.
This organization iovr refuses to keep its
agreement, and will not be connected in any
way with the campmeeting, as may be seen
from the iollowing open letter, addresed to
the Christian Standard, and republished in
the curn-nt number of the Pittsburg Chris
tian Advocate:
It was agreed, when the National Association
accepted the invitation to hold a national
campmeeting at Ridgeview Park, Pa., that no
Sabbath gate fees should be taken ana no ex
cursion trains should be run to the ground on
the Sabbath, with the consent and approval of
the local association. This pledge was given to
Brother A C. Martin for the National Associ
ation. With this pledge the meeting was an
nounced, and all preparations were made
to hold it. We were informed by a
minister that the Ridgeview Park As
sociation intended to take Sunday gate
lees and rnn Sunday excursion trains.
"We wrote to Brother Martin, asking if
such was the fact, and he informs us that they
have gone back on their pledge to him, and
propose not only to take Sunday gate fees, but
to run excursion trains.
Not bclievingthat Christian men could so far
violate their pledge, we telegraphed the Rev.
J. T. Riley, of Pittsburg, asking if Sunday gate
fees would be token. His reply is, "Sunday
gate fees will be taken at Ridgeview Park."
Under these circumstances we are compelled,
by every consideration of honor, justice and
religion, to recall the appointment. There
will, therefore, be no national campmeeting
leld t Ridseview Park, Pa., as advertised.
W. McDonald, President of the N. C. A
Eev. C. W. Smith, editor of the Christian
Advocate, was seen in regard to this appar
ent breach of the harmony that should pre
Tail among the brethren of Eidgeview Park
and the National Methodists. He said:
"Without going into the merits of the
controversy, I can simply say that the
campmeeting will be held, exactly as ad
vertised, and will be in charge of Eev. A
C. Johnson, Presiding Elder of theBlairs
ville district, who has for years been the
active spirit in the conduct of Eidgeview
Park campmeeting. I don't think there
will be any.Bishop present, but I am pur
suaded that the campmeeting will be as in
teresting as usnal. The National Associa
tion people, are, of course, highly qualified
to conduct campmeetings, and makes snch
religious work a specialty. Their engage
ment was made in January last, and a
stipulated sum was to have been paid.
Their cancellation is somewhat sudden, but
the Board of Directors of Eidgeview Park
think themselves in the right, and will do
the best they can to replace the attraction.
Eidgeview Park is so lar away from Pitts
burg that the matter has a trifle less in
terest locally than any matter pertaining to
Valley Camp. There are, however, quite a
number of East End Methodists who main
tain cottages at Eidgeview Park who will
be interested in the matter.
"There is a serious division of opinion
among those directly interested in the park
over this very matter of Sunday traios, open
gates and admission fees. Two years since
the stockholders of Eidgeview Park intro
duced and had passed a resolution instruct
ing the Board of Managers to abolish the
running of Sunday excursion trains and also
to close the gates on Sunday, thus doing
away with the admUsion fee. But although
the stockholders were so clearly in the
majority, the managers found means to
evade the instructions, and tbe matter has
been in their hands under protest ever since.
I suppose that thsmisapprehensionof which
President McDonald, of the National As
sociation, complains arose in the division of
opinion within the Eidgeview Park Asso
ciation. It is an unfortunate state of affairs,
hut it cannot be helped."
"What is your estimation of the amount
of Sunday desecration resultant upon the
gathering of a large number of people at a
campmeeting, even if excursion trains are
necessary for transportation?" was asked of
Dr. Smith.
"If a society becomes so strict that it can
not hold a meeting because of possible Sun
day desecration, it is going too far. There
are, of course, two sides to every question.
There are always scores of people who go to
such meetings with not the remotest idea of
listening to the preaching, and who there
fore take advantage of the spirit and intent
of the campmeeting. I think no deliberate
occasion should be made which offers an
opportunity for Sunday desecration. The
first campmeetmgs were held in the woods,
where no excursion features were possible,
and I think the Methodist campmeeting
was at its best under primitive circum
"Does not your remark lead to the deduc
tion that the interest in campmeetings is
dying out?" was the next query.
"Oh, by no means; that is, no more than
the force of circumstances affects the insti
tution. Civilization has brought a new
condition of affairs into vogue. Campmeet
incs were originally intended as religious
rallying occasions lor sparsely settled com
munities. But civilization has brought
churches to the doors of the people, and
there is no excuse for making occasions to
Violate the Sabbath day. Here is what the
Christian Advocate said editorially in re
gard to the controversy between the Nation
al Association and the Eidgeview Park
We submitted the statement to one of the
managers for their answer, and he denies that
any such promises w ere ever made to the Na
tional Association by the campmeeting manag
ers or anyone authorized to speak for them.
21 e affirms that it has been their arrangement
all the while to have the gates open on Sunday,
and to collect tbe usual Zees at tbe gates, and
that if anyone represented differently to the
association he did so on his own responsibility.
There was, therefore, he affirms, no had laith
on their part.
In a recent issue of the Christian Advo
cate, Editor Smith said several things about
campmeetings as an institution, which are
of interest. After adverting to the origin of
campmeetings, he said:
There are evils among which is the relation
of campmeetlnks to the Sabbath, and the ob
jection urged against it Is sot new by any
means. The objectors said "these Methodists
afford tbe occasion and tho temptation to Sab
bath desecration; but tbe fathers pointed to the
results of their labors as theirjastlncatlon and
went forward. But we have 'not this defense.
We hate meager sniritual results to recount;
tbe character of tbe campmeeting has changed,
ana its necessity as a religious Institution no
longer exists. Asa financial scheme, the sell
ingof admission tickets and collecting gate
fees is' the best ever devised. It is all right to
do it on week days, but on Sunday there is
valid objection to it, there being good ground
for tbe claim that It is a violation of the law of
the State. It is enongh to know that able
lawyers have given the deliberate opinion that
the cbarginc of a gate fee for admission to a
camp-ground on the Sabbath is a violation of
tbe law. Tbatsbonld settle the matter with
every conscientious man.
We have taken no account of the (charge
sometimes made that campmeetlnz managers
solicit the railroads to run extra trains to their
grounds on the Sabbath, and make a' bargain
by which the association receives a part of the
profits of tbe Sunday excursion In addition to
che lees received at the gates. We have never
personally known such a case, and can hardly
believe it has ever occurred in our territory.
If a case has ever existed we condemn it In lm
measured terms.
Now we submit to the managers of these
meetings whether the duties of their positions
do not require them to neither open their gates
nor charge an admission fee on Sunday?
Tbe Druggist Claims That the Alleshenlans
Are With Illm.
Mr, Kaercher, the AHeghenv druggist
who has waged such persistent war against
the myrmidons of the Law and Order
League, was seen last night and declared
his resolution of selling soda water to-day
as on previous Sundays. "What is more,"
he said, "I will keep up the fight as long as
my health and my money last."
He claims that the Law and Order League
has entirely lost sight of the primary ob
jects for which it was founded. "Instead of
repressing immorality and drunkenness,"
says he, "they persecute ior sectarian rea
sons the well-meaning sellers of lemonade
and soda water. The result is that families
buy kegs of beer on Saturday night and
spend Sunday in terrible debauchery."
Mr. Kaercher also stated that last Sun
day his drug store was full of the most
res'pectable people in Allegheny; clearly
showing that intelligence is arrayed on the
opposite side to the Law and Order people.
He will, as usual, attend to selling himself
to-aay, ana will give his clerks a holiday.
He has lost monev already on the affair, but
he considers it lost in a good cause, and
does not'regret it. He isvery bitter against
bis brother druggists whom he considers
miserly and half-hearted-
A Brate Running Wild Attempts to Gore a
Lady, bnt Is Polled.
On Saturday night, while crowds were
promenading Allegheny Parks, listening to
the music, an infuriated steer brok' loose
from the neighboring stockyard and charged
madly into the parks. He first attacked the
iron railings, which he bent and twisted out
of shape, and then, changing his course,
made for the center walk.
Attracted, no doubt, by the white drees of
a lady standing by, he attempted to gore
her, and, but for the presence of mind of a
gentleman present who unfurled his um
brella in the animal's face, and diverted the
attack, would have doubtless succeeded in
doing so.
Tne lady then hid behind a tree, and the
gentleman kept dodging the steer until the
owner ot the mad brute arrived and suc
ceeded in recapturing it. It was some time
before the lady recovered from the shock.
Surely there is some means bv which public
poxjvB can ue nu ui uaugers iiK.e mis.
Bishop Whitehead Urges tbe Building of a
Church lit Braddock.
Bishop Courtland Whitehead, fit the
diocese of Pittsburg, in a pastoral com
mends the project of Eev. Dr. L N. W.
Irvine to build an Episcopal church struc
ture at Braddock. After dwelling on the
desirability of such a structure there,
Bishop Whitehead says that "since the ad
vent of Dr. Irvine, whose work embraces
the mission at Braddock and Irwin station,
a vigor has been developed at both places
which promises success in the future."
A lot has been secured, and the Bishop
urges that a building worthy ot the work on
hand be erected. The necessity thereof is
strongly urged, as at Braddock is centered
one of the largest industries in this whole
region, and many of the thousands of all
nationalities gathered there are from En
eland and Wales, and more or less closely
connected with the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Dr. Crossby Gnts Into Jail With Mrs.
Dewey, Who Gets Oat.
Sirs. Dr. Crossby was committed to jail
last night in default of $1,000 bail for a
hearing Monday before Magistrate Gripp.
The information, involving intimacy with
Mr. Dewey, was made by Mrs. S. I. Dewey.
Another sequence of the quarrrel was a suit
before Magistrate McKenna, Mrs. Crossby
charging Mrs. Dewey with assault and bat
tery ana enjoining surety of the peace.
Mrs. Dewey, however, succeeded in secur
ing bail. Mr. Dewey applied at the jail
during the evening to see Mrs. Crossby, but
being denied remarked concerning the. wise
lawmakers and departed. Neither of the
magistrates before whom the suits had been
brought could be found to learn the partic
Movements of Plirsburcers and Others of
Wide Acquaintance.
The following named well-known young
gentlemen of tbe Hill are at the places indi
cated, enjoying a vacation: George Mllhgan,
at New York: John Callagan and Alfred Pater
son. Atlantic City; Harry Sawback, Philadel
phia. A party consisting of Messrs. A. B.
Urban, druggist, Ninth street, Sonthslde;
George Pncbard. Will Pnchard, Frank Mvcrs
and Miss Annie Frichard left by the Lake Erie
at 9.30 last night for Niagara Falls. They in
tend to remain away a few weeks.
The Iron City Pishing Club goes to
Canada next week for a two weeks' camp in
the heart of tbe Thousand Islands. About 0
members will go, including a majority of the
local Methodist Episcopal clergy.
Transfer Clerk Tate, of the mail service
on the Pennsylvania Ballroad, has resigned to
enter into some business venture. He is better
known as Alderman Tate, of tbe Sonthslde.
Manager E. D. Wilt, of the Grand
Opera House, remarks complacently that tbe
first seven shows which will bo seen In the
urana open tneir season in .rutsDurg.
Urben ilclneirny, a son of Alderman
MclneiraV, of the; Eighteenth ward, left for
New York yesterday to meet bis mother, who
is soon expected home from Europe.
Charles A. Brown, with John F. Mealy,
leaves Monday for a three weeks' tour of East
ern cities and the seashore. They anticipate a
pleasant trip.
Senator Matt Quay left on the Day Ex
press yesterday morning for the East. In the
evening Hon. William Flinn also left for tbe
East (7).
Alex. McFarland, attorney at law, left
last night for West Virginia on business. He
will return about tho middle of tbe week.
The Misses Kate and Jean Kerr, of
Rebecca street, Allegheny, left yesterday for a
three weeks' trip to Meyersdale.
Mr. Charles M. Marsh and wife, of
Saltsbnrg, were at the Seventh Avenue yes
terday. A Livingstone leaves for the East this
evening, returning about two weeks hence.
H. P. Ecker, the pianist, is toughening
his facile digits in the surf at Atlantic City.
Miss Mollie Towers, of Waynesburg, is
visiting Miss Donaldson, of tbe Southside.
A Victorln, oi Watervliet Arsenal,
West Troy. N. Y., is at the Uuqnesne.
Mrs. Anna Eea, aged 82, was found
dead at Sharpsbnrg yesterday.
General Passenger Agent E. A. Ford
went to Cincinnati last night.
Documentary Evidence in the Camp
bell Case Now in Washington
A List of 45 of the Names of the Imported
Glass Workers.
The reports of United States District At
torney Walter Lyon and Immigrant In
spector Kobert D. Layton in regard to the
charges against James Campbell, President
of the Window Glass Workers Associa
tion, for violation of the contract labor laws,
were mailed to Secretary Windom, Wash
ington, last evening. The papers will
reach the department to-morrow morning,
when the Secretary will act upon the matter.
As has been generally inferred, the reports
recommend that the glassworkers who are
now at Jeannette, and who were brought
here under contract, be sent back to Europe.
They came from England and Belgium,
and if the department at Washington act
upon the recommendation the men will
certainly be sent back.
This information was not explicitly cor
roborated by Messrs. Lyon and Layton, but
there is not now the least doubt about it.
The two officials have maintained a digni
fied silence in regard to the whole matter,
and, when pressed, positively refused to say
anything. They preferred that the informa
tion be given by the department through
the routine channels.
It was also ascertained that accompanying
the report was a list of the names of 45 of
the men who are alleged to have come here
under contract. The men came in three
parties, 26 at one time, 12 at another and 7
at another. Their names were obtained
through the representatives of the Trades
Council who were sent to Jeannette to in
vestigate. When asked for a copy of the list yester
day,Mr. Lyon refused to furnish lt.upon the
ground that the men would see their names
in The Dispatch and immediately de
camp for other parts. When asked how
the department expected to get the men
back to Europe, he said:
"I do not say that my report to the de
partment will be a recommendation to send
the men back; but if this is the case, I do
not think there will be any trouble. We
have their names, and it will only be neces
sary to go to Jeannette and get the men.
They cannot attempt to deny that they are
the men wanted, as we have affidavits that
they were among the crowd brought over.
Of course many of them could escape by
leaving the place, but as we have their
names we can send an officer alter them. It
is nothing to me, whether the men go back
or not. I have fulfilled my duty, and the
recommendations I have made are only in
accordance with the sworn testimony."
It was rumored on the streets last evening
that the reports would recommend that suit
be instituted against the President ot the
Window Glass Workers' Association and
others for bringing the men over. This is
not trne. There is no recommendation
whatever to that effect, as the people who
are pushing the case do not want to prose
cute' anybody. In regard to this. President
Evans, of the Trades Council, said:
"All we want is that the men be sent back
to Europe and the jobs they now hold be
given to Americans. We do not care to
prosecute any members of the Window Glass
Association, for the reason that some people
would say we are carrying the matter too
far. All we' want is to see that the laws are
observed. When we send the men back we
will be satisfied with the work done."
Attorney Brennen, who had charge of the
case against President Campbell, said:
"We will have no trouble whatever send
ing the men back to England and Belgium.
We have a long list of their names, and
when we send officers alter them they will
have to go. If they swear they are not the
persons mentioned, then they perjure them
selves. This. I suppose, will settle the mat
ter for the time being. The passenger lists
of the steamships they traveled on and other
records have been secured, and we have a
rood case against them. If they get away
from Jeannette we will send officers after
them, no matter where they go. The papers
and list of names will be mailed to-night,
and we will now take a rest until Secretary
Windom examines the documents. Every
thing is now in his hands."
Immigrant Inspector Layton was as close
as the steerage of a steamship in regard to
the matter. He refused to state what his
report would be, but it was learned that it
was about the same as District Attorney
Lyon's. When asked for the list of names
he said:
"I do not wish to chase those Belgians
and Englishmen all, over the country, and
for that reason the names must be kept a
secret. If they saw the names printed to
morrow there would not be one of them at
Jeannette by nightfall."
A Respected Artisan Passes Away After a
Busy Life.
Samuel Alben, one of Pittsburg's old
time nailers, died on Saturday morning at
820 o'clock in the 32d year of his age. The
deceased learned his trade as a nailer 25
years ago at Bridgeton, N. J., and next fol
lowed the same occupation at Pittsburg,
Steubenville, O., Wheeling, W.Va., Green
castle and Belleville, Ind.
Some ten years ago he contracted what is
known as nailers consumption and for the
past five years he has been unable to work
at his trade, and returned to this city. The
disease, however, stead ilv gained on him in
spite of the best medical treatment, until
death ended his sufferings. He was a mem
ber ior many years past of General Custer
Lodge No. 118 A O. TJ. W., and also of the
Masonic fraternity. The funeral services
will take place at his late residence, 83
Wvlie avenue, on Monday afternoon at 1
Tho Coroner's Report.
Coroner McDowell's report for the month
ending July 31 shows a total of 83 cases dis
posed of. The principal causes of death
were as follows: Bailroad accidents, 18;
drownings, 14; heart failnrcs, 14; lamp ex
plosions, 5; old age, 3; murder, 2; shooting,
2; suicide. 1; poison, 1; sunstroke, 1; other
causes, 22.
There Were 6S2 Persons on Board.
Smoky City Lodge 392, K. of P., started
for Niagara Falls at 9:30 last night, via the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Bailway, with tbe
largest excursion party of the season. Six
hundred and eighty-two tickets were soldi
and it required 11 day coaches and 4 Wag
ner sleepers to carry them. General Pas
senger Agent Clark accompanied the party.
Burned by a Splnsh of Vitriol.
Johp Carroll, employed at the vitriol
works, Eighteenth ward,t was burned
slightly about the face and neck by a splash
of vitriol yesterday. He .lives on the
Morningside road, where Dr. F. G. Gar
diner attended him.
Captain Awl Expected Lust Night.
John Awl, Manager of the Monongahela
Inclined Plane, was seen last night in refer
ence to his son, Captain 'William F. Awl's
absence. He stated that he expected his son
home last night.
Db. B. M. Hanjta. Eye, ear, nese and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Pens,
street, Pittsburg, Pa; 8&sa
A Married Man Hans Away' With 33.
Year-Old Maldea A Wife and Six Small
Children Left Behind Hlai The Latter
Are Destitute. '
An elopement from Lawrenceville, which
has some very sad features connected with
it, occrured a week since, but has been kept
so secret that the facts were' concealed and
made known only yesterday.
The parties in the affair are Miss Carrie
Ankers, of Parker's Landing, and
Wilson K. Irwin, a married man, and a
well-known machine agent residing at No.
G132 Butler street. A call was made on
Mrs. Irwin last night, and the facts pertain
taining to the elopement of her husband
were ascertained.
Mrs. Irwin is the mother of six young
children and since her marriage, 17 years
ago, has been endeavoring to earn a living
for herself and family and to educate the
children as well as she could afford. She
said, "My husband has always slighted me
ana negiectea his lamiiy. we is proiane
and would act cruelly to the children, en
deavoring also to degrade their morals. He
was never faithlnl and I told him so, but he
denied it. Six weeks ago Carrie Aukers, a
pretty girl 23 years old, was engaged as
servant girl at the home of my husband's
sister in East Liberty. The former paid
attention to the girl to such an extent that
she lost her position. My husband secured
her a room in the Eighteenth ward and con
tinned in her company.
"The disgrace of my situation became so
great that last Friday night a week since I
told him we could live together no longer.
He refused to pay the back rent and left the
house. I was afterward informed that he
met the girl at the A. V. E. E. station on
Forty-third'street and bought two tickets
for Foxburg."
Plans -Begin to Blossom Looking Toward
the Supreme Conn.
It is now predicted by those well posted
that a complication in the deeds of some
property not a thousand miles from Wood
street will have the effect of taking the
Diamond sireet widening ordinance into
Orphans' Court, and thence to the Supreme
Court, before many weeks shall have
Th? property in question consists of three
13-foot front lots, each of which is held in trust
by widows with an entail running 'to the
fourth generation from the testator. While
the law of eminent domain will probably
have due effect, a mix in frontages is pretty
sure to arise.- One lot will be entirely
merged in the proposed roadway, and also
seven feet of the next lot. This will leave
six feet in width of not much use to the
heirs or to the city.
It is also rumored that the owners of the
largest single frontage upon Diamond street
are only waiting for a move to be made by
the city to spring a series of obstructionary
legal tactics now in course ot preparation,
tending also to throw the matter into the
Supreme Court.
The CnthoIIo Total Abstinence Society Have
a Pleasant Time.
The Catholic Total Abstinence Society
held a large and enjoyable picnic at Idle
wild yesterday. About 700 members and
friends went from the city, and delegations
were present from Irwin, Braddock and
Johnstown, about 200 being present from the
latter place.
Among those present were Eev. Father
Sheedy, Rev. Father Graham, of Irwin,
and Bev. Father Canevin, president of the
union. The cadets from St. Mary of
Mercy's School were present and went
through their tactics and exercises. Games
of football, dancing, and different sports
made up the programme. The ice cream
and good things must not be left ont, at
least the picnickers thought so, and tackled
them with a will. Altogether it was a
most enjoyable occasion no speeches, no
accidents, plenty of fun and nothing bnt;
tired bodies to mar theJ after-pleasures of the
Four Young Men, a Kelt and a Bottle Found
Under the Groand.
Silas Dunn, Michael McGill and Michael
Henry, were having a gay time In the tun
nel which runs from Carson street to Knox
school, Southside, last night. They man
aged to get a couple of barrels of beer into
the tunnel, and when they had fairly got
under way nis majesty in blue put in an
appearance and put a sudden termination to
their jollification by arresting them, to
gether with tbe keg, and lodging them in
tne Thirtieth ward station house.
Charley Dunn, who was making his way
home through tbe tunnel when the episode
occurred, was also arrested, and had a large
bottle of beer in his possession.
And Furnished it to Order Without a Very
Long Pause.
A fight between eight men occurred at the
corner of Thirty-fifth street and Charlotte
street last evening. It cannot be ascer
tained what caused the fracas. Officer
Martin remarked: "They just wanted to
fight, and they did." Three of the men
were arrested, viz: McAndrews, F. Frees
ana James L. Davies.
Incidents of a Day ia Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Bcadlnsr.
A fibe occurred at Bennett's book binding
establishment yesterday. It originated through
a defective flue in an adjacent building. The
loss on the building was $300 and by water to
Mr. Bennett $3,000. He complained about what
he deemed to be the unnecessary quantity of
water used. The property loss was entirely
covered by insurance. The building was owned
by Henry Hays.
William McCanlow was severely burned
In the side yesterday by a piece cf hot iron
passing through the plate mill rolls at the
American Iron Works. James A. Zunger and
Conrad Shay were also burnt. After dropping
the bottom out of a cupola to allow the metal
to run out, an explosion took place, the pit be
ing damp.
Mrs. Suonee, of Spring Garden avenue.Al
legheny, gave bail for a hearing to-day be
fore Alderman Bums, on a charge of assault
and battery preferred by Andrew MIchaus.
The prosecutor alleges Mrs. Sboner beat his
little son with a piece of kindling wood.
Theke was a natural gas explosion in one of
Moorhead & McClean's melting furnaces yes
terday. While George Caster and John Carrl-
gan were making a connection tbe escaped
ignited. Tbe men in the furnace were bai
The Butler Street M. E. Sunday school has
been turned into a normal class. The Rev. C.
V. Wilson, D.D., of Emory Church, conducts
the class to-day. followed by the Rev. Messrs
McClurg, T. J. Leake and Mr. J. I). Weeks.
The upper floor of the Seventeenth ward
station has been carpeted, and six beds have
been placed there for tbe reserve force. The
officers will likely occupy the apartment to
morrow. The First Regiment, Select Knights, A. O.
U. W., of Pennsylvania, will meet at Old City
Hall. Wednesday evening to make final ar
rangements for tbe encampment at Conneaut
John Swan and John Beck wero unloading
rails at Carnegie's Thirty-third street mill yes
terday. They let one of tbe rails fall, and it
crushed the feet of both men.
Tee alarm from box 42 at 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon was caused by the burning of a shed
about a bakeoven at 89 Chatham street, with
little damage.
A ,itbe occurred in the American Union
Cigar Factory, Ohio avenue. Manchester, yes
terday. The nre was quickly put out.
THE (500.000 will be distributed to Johnstown
people by next Wednesday, when immediate
steps will be taken to pay out more.
The services of the Butler Street M. E.
Church to-day will be conducted by the Society
of Christian Endeavor.
The A:
neriens Republican Club last night
. new members.
Conflicting Reports Received From
t he Scene of the Trouble. .
The Plasterers Make a Statement of Their
Impending Strike.
The cokers' strike in the Connellsville
region still continues. The reports of the
trouble from tbe different centers show a
decided difference of opinion. From Scott
dale comes a statement that there are now
over 9,000 ovens idle, or about three-fourths
of tbe region. At Connellsville it is stated
that the strikers are meeting with little
encouragement, and the strike is a failure.
The operators in this city say their reports
show that the latter is the case, and the few
men who are now out will return to work
in less than one week. The following
special was received last night from Scott
dale: Notwithstanding the reports from Connells
ville that the strike is a failure, the fact re
mains that it is a decided success. Tbe follow
ing additional works are reported out this morn-,
Alice, 251 ovens; Bessemer. 273 ovens; Dia
mond, 66 ovens; Donnelly, 200; Enterprise, 51;
Hazlett,261;Mayfleld,65;Mullin, 82: Overton,
110; Fainter, 228: Union, 70: Standard, SS7:
Lelsenring No. 1, 600; Southwest No. 1, 620.
There are now 56 out of tbe 75 works in the re
gion engaged in the strike, with a total of 9,602
ovens idle.
These statements are based upen reports re
ceived at the offlce of the Scottdale Independ
ent, the headquarters of the Knights of Labor
at this region. At the offlce of the H. C. Frick
Company they claim that all the Lelsenring
works are running to-day.
Master Workman Kerfoot, of Subdivision
No. 4, stated this morning that the almost
unanimous action of the men in the present
strike was far beyond his expectations. From
tbe present outlook it is altogether possible
that by the middle of next week there will not
be a single coke plant in operation in this
region. One of the strikers, when asked why
tbe Frick men took the lead in the present
strike, said: "The Frick men were, in a man
ner, obliged to come out first, tor the reason
that tbe employes of the other operators were
uncertain as to whether they would consider
themselves bound by the agreement of
February last. Had tbe employes of tbe
Frick Company acknowledged the legality
of that document there would, in all proba
bility, have been no strike. There are
hundreds of men who were in the employ of
that comi any at the time the agreement was
made who emphatically deny any knowledge of
its provisions until after it was signed by the
supposed representatives of the workingmen,
and by their present action they do not con
sider that they have violated any principle of
Word has just reached here that five men
started to work on the yard at Donnelly this
morning and were attacked and driven off by a
number of women. The leaders of the strike
held a meeting here to-day and mapped ont the
work for the committees during next week.
The following is a special received from
The only change in the strike situation in this
vicinity to-day is the resumption of work at the
Youngstown plant of the J. A. Schoonmaker
Coke Company, and a cessation of work at tbe
Leisenring plants ot the H. C. Frick Coke Com
pany. The fact of tbe men at Youngstown re
turning to work has greatly disheartened the
strikers, and even the coming out of tbe Lelsen
ring men at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and Mayneld, Don
nelly, Alice, Enterprise and Painter plants will
not give them the jubilant feeling they had a
few days ago. As tbe real conditions of the
strike are becoming known, through the me
dium of The Dispatch, to those men not em
ployed at the works of the H. C. Frick Coke
Company, a general disinclination to join the
strikers is noticed. The fight the Frick men
are making against that company may prove a
boomerang, returning with telling force against
the leaders. Thero are about 1,000 men em
, ployed at Letsenrlng's and 400 at Trotter, who
came out Friday morning, but the men at these
plants are considered to be th 'least stubborn
of any In tbe region, being generally the first to
return to work. They may resume work by
Monday or Tuesday.
Thus tho general sitnation may be said to not
favor the strikers at some works now ont. The
feeling of the men is such that if a large plant
would resume operations its effect would be to
influence those where hesitancy exists to fol
low. The most determined effort of the lead
ers to make the strike general Is being made in
the northern end of the region. There the
workers are more thoroughly organized than In
any other part. Outside of the brick plants a
decided aversion is shown to joining the strik
ers. At Uniontown tho status is unchanged ex
cept by the return to work of the Youngstown
men. Uniondale, Wheeler, Morrell and La
mont are still out. At the Redstone plant of
the J. M. Schoonmaker Coke Company the men
are wavering, but tbe action of Youngstown
will likely keep tnem in.
Defections from the ranks of the strik
ers were reported at the offices of operators
in this city yesterday. The men at the
Youngstown works, numbering nearly 400,
have gone back to work. The Moorwooa
and Standard works are also working full, a
i defection of 500 men from the strikers. Bat
at the Donnelly and Mayfield works,of Mc
Clure & Co., the working forces were crip
pled by desertions.
Before departing for Washingtonville and
Sherrardsville, O., respectively, yesterday,
General Executive Boarder John Costello
and General Secretary Watchorn agreed
with Master Workman "Bae that the strike
was to be a success. i
Operators agree that they expect the
strikers to be back at work by Monday, and
the fact that some of the labor leaders have
left the field to keep general engagements
appears to be a tacit admission that they
do not expect the battle to be a long one.
A representative of the J. M. Schoon
maker Coke Company said yesterday: "We
have jnst received word from our Superin
tendent at tbe Youngstown works that all of
our men there bad returned to work this
morning. Since they have gone in others
have come to him and asked for work. J
it i il r M.. - .-i-3 1
xicariv iiu ui uur muu arc uuw wurlllg,
with the exception of a few 'diggers at the
Alice mines." .
William Mullen, formerly Secretary of
the M. & L. A A, said last night to a
Disfatch reporter: "I am surprised to see
the Frick emplbyes taking the initiative
while the men of the other firms
were at work. The Frick Company
paid higher wages than any other
coke works for two years previous
to 1889, and then only reduced rates to the
average of rates paid at other works, where
wages were below Frick's standard. Fur
thermore the present wages paid by Frick
and the other considerations, such as the
hours of labor, a provision that six days'
notice be given by both parties before quit
ting, are component parts of the Frick
"If the strike had been brought about at
any other works, there would not have been
a strike at Frick's. If all the other works
can put out coke it will ' settle down to a
question of endurance. If not, both sides
will finally come together with losses to
Mnster Workman Bae Issues Notice for a
Convention nt Wllkcjbnrre.
Master Workman John B. Bae has issued
notice for the next annual session of Na
tional District Assembly 135, K. of L.
miners. The convention will be the fourth
meeting since tbe organization of the dis
trict. It will be held at Wilkesbarre. be
ginning Wednesday, September 18. About
75 delegates will be present.
Seeking a Competitive Chance.
At a meeting of railroad coal operators in
this city yesterday, to organize inopposition
to the encroachments of Hocking Valley op
erators and the railroads of that territory, it
was agreed to call a general meeting of local
operators to seek better rates from the rail
roads, si as to get upon a competing basis.
If the Lather Return to Work To-Morrow
There Will Be a Strike.
A committee from Local Union No. 31
of the Operative Plasterers' International
Union called at The Dispatch office last
evening and made a statement in regard to
their repotted strike. Yesterday afternoon,
as per arrangement, all the master plaster
ers in the two cities were sounded in regard
to what they proposed to do to-morrow, the
date of the strike. Nearly everyone re
plied that they would accede to the requests
of the Journeymen, as per their agreement.
In this event there will be no strike and the
lathers will be discharged. The cause of
the trouble, as stated by the committee, was
that the master plasterers let the work of
lathing out by contract to in
efficient persons. The latter never
served a day's time as apprentices.
During wet weather, when the mortar
was too soft or the hod man could not work,
the plasterers would be thrown idle, while
the lathers found employment doing the
work which rightfully belonged to them.
In many instances the lathers would not
nail the lath on tight enongh. The plasterer
would cover over the bad lath, and, as a
COflflpn llAntA TvTin 4ia linnio Ttraa fintn1
waskj.uw,. jj I4WU VUU A4WU1JW V W WUtailVU.
the walls would crack. Some of the bad
dwellings in this city are plastered in this
manner, and the cracking walls canse
trouble between the contractors and tbe
owners. The lathers would not nail tbe
lath properly, nor would they put them the
right distance apart.
About the middle of last May the journey
men plasterers requested that they be given
this, work, which belonged to them. They
gave the master plasterers six months' time
to consider the matter. The time expired
last evening, and if an agreement is not
reached by to-morrow morning there will be
a general strike. The journeymen say they
will cover all lath driven by the lathers up
until last evening, but if the latter return
to work to-morrow morning the plasterers
will quit. v
He Apparently Will Not Go to the Paris
A number of the Knights of Labor in this
city are wondering at present why General
Master Workman Fowderly does not take
his trip to the Paris Exposition as the repre
sentative from the order. At the last Gen
eral Assembly, held at Minneapolis, Mr.
Fowderly was elected the delegate, but so
far he has failed to announce his intention
of going en the mission. If is claimed by
some that there is no money in the General
Treasury to pay his expenses, while the
persons on the outs with the administration
say he does not want to allow General
Worthy Foreman Wheat to run the order
in his absence. It is stated that Mr. Fow
derly wants to keep the General Worthy
Foreman back as much as possible.
The Corkvrorkers Will Have p. Celebration
at Ilnllon.
Arrangements are being completed by L.
A 9863, K. of L., corkworkers, for a grand
celebration of Labor Day, September 2.
They will hold a reunion and picnic at Hal-
ton Grove, where the day will be observed
in a befitting manner. Amusements of all
kinds will be provided, and several bands
will be in attendance. The committee in
charge of tbe arrangements is composed of
A. Grav, Harry E. Campbell, H. Spie
del, H. E. Bright, J. W. Eichardson, John
McKee, B. Foley, E. D. Hooper and
A illlxed Assembly Organized at Jeannette
Last Evening;.
Organizer Joseph L. Evans, of D. A. No."
3, Knights of Labor, went to Jeannette last
evening to organize a new mixed local as
sembly of the Knights at that place. The
men are employes of Chambers & McKee,
and work in the window house. Most of
them are boxmakers, while others work
about the furnaces." There wilhbe abont SO
ot the men in the new local. This is the
second new local assembly organized in D.
A 3 witLin the pas month.
The Trouble About the Old Strike Again
Breaks Ont.
Yesterday afternoon the Carrie Furnace
Company applied to Sheriff McCandless for
deputies to aid them in preserving the
peace. The furnace is situated near Brad
dock and there has been an old strike there
ior about two years. The Sheriff promised
to take such steps as may prove necessary.
One of the Latter Had 'em Again, Upon
Viewing tbe Former.
About 3 o'clock yesterday morning Officers
Young and Shannon arrested an owl that
was clinging to the bars on one of the win
dows of the machine shop of the American
Iron Works, at South Twenty-sixth and
Carson streets. They took it to the Twenty
eighth ward station, where it was locked np.
At the morning hearing the owl was
taken before Judge Brokaw with the other
prisoners, and when one of the latter caught
sight of it he thought he had the "snakes,"
and created quite an excitement for a few
moments. Last night Inspector McKelvey
tried to pet if; but his owlship would not
have it that way, and bit a chunk out of the
Inspector's hand. It measures 4 feet 3 inches
from tip to tip of its wings, and belongs to
George Mooney,
A Lovely Night on the Allegheny Tempts a
Boatman to Pyrotechnics.
Last night the river, below the Sixth
street bridge, was very prettily illuminated.
A gentleman in a boat, armed with rockets
and colored fire, rowed ont into mid stream
and there proceeded to make a "small
Fourth of July." Quite a crowd collected
on the bridge to watch the effect of the red.
bine and green Jights upon the river; and
the souls ol all the small boys bnrned to be
in tbe boat with the adventurous illumina
He Will be In Charge of the Sixty-Second
at Gettysburg.
The Sixty-second Regimental Association
held a meeting last night in City Hall for
the purpose of electing a commander of the
regiment, on the occasion of the dedication
oi their monument at Gettysburg September
11 and 12. Captain W. J. Patterson, of
Company F, was unanimously elected as,
commander, xne association win meet
every Saturday evening until after the
It Promises to be Great.
Next Saturday, the 10th inst., promises
to be .a great day for local Knights of
Pythias. The order in Western Pennsyl
vania will, then hold their first annual pic
nic and reunion at Aliquippa grove, on the
P. & L. E. E. E. There will probably be a
great representation of Knights not only,
but of their friends, who are legion, and
who know they will enjoy this outing.
No Chandeliers Yet.
The Allegheny High School Committee
met last night for the purpose of consider
ing the bids for chandeliers for the new
High School building. There were three
bidders. The bids were discussed, but no
definite action taken. The committee adf
jonrned to meet again on Monday evening?
He Goes to Dlxmont.
Frederick ' Neff, who made himself no
torious a few nights ago by appearing in a
robe de nnit on Twentv-second street. South-
side, will be taken to Dlxmont on Monday, j
Is One of the Possibilities for the
-Mercy Institution.
And Says if Good Catholics Can't Supply
Them, it Must Go.
A report having appeared in yesterday's
papers that the wards in the Mercy Hospital
were overcrowded, an interview was ob
tained with the resident physician and some
of the sisters. The following facts were
elicited: The hospital is at present slightly
overcrowded in all the wards but those set
apart for fever. There are several spare
lever beds; 32 cases of typhoid being treated
at present, while there is room for over 40.
"Of course," one of the sisters observed,
"if we are pressed very hard for room we
can put the surplus patients in the marine
ward. More than one quarter of the beds
there are empty, but, as that part of the
hospital belongs to the Government, we
don't care abont putting our patients there
until it is absolutely necessary.
Being asked if the hospital's capacity was
ever put to so severe & test before, the sister
replied that, in the fall of '87, the fever
ward was totally overcrowded. The present
year was a fairly good one, however, for
fever, and she thought the papers should
not have made to much fuss abont their
predicted epidemic. There are 115 patients
in the Mercy Hospital. In the medical and
surgical wards there are at least seven tem
porary cots erected, for patients who cannot
be accommodated with regular beds.
The hospital authorities have no intention
to add to the present buildings. In fact,
the present funds would not permit of anv
addition. Some time ago, tne public wifl
remember, the Government offered assist
ance to the hospital in building an addition;
but the hospital refused to accept the prof
fered aid. Speaking of this fact, the sister
"It now looks as though the mere re
ligious prejudices which led the hosnital
into rejecting a generous gift, may at any
moment cause an excessive overcrowding.
Snppose a raging epidemic were to suddenly
break out; the hospital would be practically
useless. The maritime ward could not be
used as a fever ward. I believe there is a
rale to that effect, and there is no room else
where. , "In the general interest it is high time
something were done in the matter of this
hospital. If the Catholics arc able to build
the much-needed additions and keep the es
tablishment going, on the exclusive princi
ples they affect, well and good. Bnt if they
cannot afford to make the hospital what it
ought to be, then they should feel it their
duty to hand it over to the State."
Those Most Interested Are nard to Find In
An execution was issued yesterday against
the Library Hall building, on Penn avenue,
for 66,846, on a mortgage held by John F.
Holmes as surviving trustee. Felix Brunot
is President of the Mercantile Library Hall
Company. Inasmuch as the interest has
been paid up to July 17, this year, it is
somewhat hard to discover why the writ was
issned, and efforts to find those most inter
ested last evening were unavailing. The
building is, it is said, to be sold to Joseph I
iiome uo.
Mr. Holmes said yesterday that he knew
nothing about the matter. He supposed
, that the owner wanted money, and as the
nan company coma give mm none, tbat he
should sell the property.
AH Arrangements Completed for the Gath
ering at Allqalppa.
The members of the Young Men's Catholic
Club have completed their arrangements for
their first annual picnic, to be given at Ali
quippa GroveMonday, August 12. The pro
ceeds of the picnic are to be used in fitting
up the rooms of the clnb, and from the pres
ent indications there will be a large crowd
in attendance. The clnb is composed of
some of the best Catholic young men in the
city, and the crowd no doubt will be a select
one. The followine well-known young men
are on the Committee of Arrangements: W
E. Flaherty, John Brislm, Charles Larkins,
P. Joyce, James Brislin, Charles Lang, M.
B. Kellv, W. J. Spane, W. A Hooper and
B. OToole.
He Is Burled Beneath Bricks at (he New
Exposition Bolldlugs.
James Murphy, of tbe firm of Murphy &
Hamilton, was badly injured yesterday at
the Exposition buildings. Mr. Murphy,
with two carpenters, was removing some
false work from a brick arch. After the
wood work had been taken away the mortar
cave way and the bricks fell, and buried
Mr. Murphy.
He was immediately dug out and taken to
Dr. J. Gay McCandless' office, where his
injuries were attended to. It was found one
of the small bones in his right arm was
broken. He was afterward moved to his
home. The carpenters, with the exception
of a few scratches, came out uninjured.
The Boiler at a Coal Mine Blows Up and
Kills One.
A terrible boiler explosion took place at
Gumbert & Huey's coal works at Bellevue,
near McKeesport, yesterday morning, and
resulted in the death of Louis Erb, the en
gineer, and fatally injured John and
Philip Harvey and their cousin, a
young man from Pittsburg. They were
badly scalded. The brick engine house was
blown to atoms and 'portions of the boiler
were carried a quarter of a mile. The body
of Mr. Erb was thrown into the air, his
head was crashed and his arms were broken.
Genuine Infelicity.
William B. Hanlon was sued by his wife
before Alderman Schaferyesterday evening.
She alleges he beats her. She says he will
not work, that his father left him $5,000, and
tbat is good excuse. He receives the money
by installments and gets 51,800 next Febru
ary, but the largest part of it has been
He Became Demented In Jail.
Last Wednesday Alderman Lohrman
committed Helarius Henri to jail on a
charge of disorderly conduct. When the
constable went for him last night Warden
Berlin said that the man was demented and
not fit to leave the jail.
He Will Crouch Before Judge Grlpp.
W. P. Crouch, of the East End. came
into the ;lty last night with the intention
of going to New Castle to meet his wife.
He only got as far as the Lake Erie depot,
where he was arrested and locked up in the
tentrai station on a charge ot drunkenness.
r, Mi
She Fall OfTthe Cor.
Mrs. Mary Bobinion. an old lady,
from cable car No. 129, of the Citizens'
Traction line, at Twenty-eighth street find
Penn avenue last night, while attempting to
get on the car. She suffered a severe spalp
7pr $,',
Internal Revenue Collector Warmcnstlo
Chats on Appointments and Harmony
Tbe Latter In Sight.
Internal Bevenue Collector Warmcastle
is rapidly getting his little listof appointees
completed, and promises that the pnblio
will soon be placed in possession of the
names of the gentlemen who will be Uncle
Sam's distributors of the alluring revenuo
stamp. He was seen last evening and asked
how he was getting on with the Jacksoniaa
distribution of Government positions.
"Well, the internal revenue is not run
elsewhere in the interests of civil service
reform," said Mr. Warmcastle, naively,
"but I am going to appoint only those who
will prove thoroughly competent in the
work. The district is a large one, em
bracing 24 counties and nine Congressional
districts, and home rule will prevail to tha
extent of consulting the wishes of the local
Congressmen in each and every instance. X
believe that it will be a model list when I
get it finished."
"What do vou think. Mr. Warmcastle. of
the effort being made to attract a number of
Senator Quay's political opponents to hU
"Oh, I'm simply an onlooker, but I im
agine that harmony in Western Pennsyl
vania politics is not so far distant as it might
McKelvy Sent to tho Worics.
Byron McKelvy, who was arrested in.
Allegheny on Friday night for obtaining
mToney under false pretense from an Alle
gheny druggist, was sent to the workhouse
for 60 days yesterday.
Will Save You Money.
Combinations are all the go just at pres
ent. So popular, in fact, that the average
manufacturer feels kind ot lonesome if he
can't get up a little combination or .trust to
boost things.
The Cracker combination is one of oar
aggregations of respectables. Worked very
quitly, but effectively, it puts a neat little
30 per cent on crackers, and as the public
in general is none the wiser, of coarse it
does them no harm.
As I believe every tub should stand on its
own bottom, I steer clear of combinations
and rustle for myself. I can offer vou
crackers 23 to BO per cent less than you are -paying,
viz.: Soda crackers, 6c per lb.;
oyster crackers, 6c; water crackers, 6c; butter
crackers, 7c; lemon crackers. 7c; wine crack
ers, 7c;ginger snaps, 7c:gingercakes, 7c;fine
assorted cakes, 10c; extra soda crackers, 1
in. dox, iuc; oatmeal crackers, 1 lb. box.
10c; nicnacs, 3 lbs., 25c; vanilla wafers, 2
lbs., 25e.
Now don't be so unreasonable as to get
angry at your grocer if he don't give yoa
the same prices. He can't do it. I sell as
many crackers in a week as he does in a
year, and he can't buy them for price I offer
them to you. And don't take his word for
it if be tells you they are not good. Bemem
ber he is an interested party, and come and
look at them yourself. I get them lresh
almost every day, and will guarantee there
is no store where you can get better crackers
and no other store where you can get them
as fresh.
If yoa prefer to do your own baking try
Buckeye flour;. Only $1 30 per sack, and
guaranteed to make white, light bread
every time. Send for weekly pncelist and
order by mail. Orders amounting to $10.
withont counting sngar, packed and shipped
free of charge to any point within 200 miles.
79 & 81 Ohio st, cor. Sandusky, Allegheny.
California Wines.
Old Sherry, full quarts 50c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts 75c
Old Port, full quarts, 50e
Extra Old Port, lull quarts 75o
Biesling, fall quarts 40c
Angelica, full quarts 60c jf
Muscatel, full onarta. ROn f
I Tokay, full quarts 50c -
-cur saie oy ki. i . scnmiat, xtos. Do ana
07 Fifth avenue. .-
Bapiblt Disappeaeijto. ThoseJ. 81-
jerseys lor 25e, blouses 40c, calico basques
25c, wrappers 50c, jersey vests, 10c, corsets,
25c up, silk mitts 15c, girl' calico dresses 7c
up, sunbounets 25c, chemise 17c, Hamburg
drawers, ruffled skirts and corset covers 25c
each, wash rags 2c, parasols below cost, in
fants' cloaks, slips and caps at cut prices.
Busy Bee Hive, cor. Sixth and Liberty.
89. Excursion to Chicago. 89.
On Thursday, August 8. the Pittsburg
and Western Bailway will sell round trip
tickets to Chicago, limit ten days, for $9.
Tickets good going on the Chicago express
leaving Allegheny at 12:40 P. m., Central
ime. v su
Ik. was not the sea bathing but the nip of
"Prince Begent" taken afterward that
cured the Councilman. Found only at the
Half Century Liquor House, 523 Liberty
street, foot of Fifth avenue.
Masked down from 50c to 35c a yard, a
choice assortment of the best French chal
lies, Koechlin's make and styles.
Huous & Hacke.
Aufbechx's Elite Gallery, 616 Market
st., Pittsburg, leads in everything. Bring
the children. Cabinets, (1 per doz. until
September. Use elevator.
Use Angostura Bitters to stimulate the
appetite and keep the digestive organs in
Fob a good fitting suit leave your order at
Pitcairn's, 434 Wood st. su
Delay in Delivery of- Building
Oar stores will be open on,
And probably
Come early.
Goods must be sold.
696 AND 507 MARKET BT.