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FTTTSBTJKG DISPATCH, SATURDAY, ATJQTJST 17, 1889.
The SmitMeld Street Bridge's
"WILL COST OYER $200,000
And be Speedily Built on Extensions
of the Present Piers.
ENGINEER LINDENTHAL PLANS IT.
Double Tracks Outside of and Above the
ANOTHER LIKE AND ITS NEW CROSSING
Arrangements hare just been consum
mated with the Smithfield Street Bridge
Company (Monongahela) by which the cars
of the new Traction Company (Chambers &
McKee, Verner et al) are to be hauled over
an extension or annex to this bridge. The
attorney of the bridge company, A. H.
Clark, Esq., stated, however, that he did
not feel at liberty to tell the business of his
clients. Then Mr. Meyers, of Hostetter &
Co., was solicited, and, while he stated that
such arrangement had been perfected, he,
as an executive officer ot the company, did
not feel at liberty to give particulars. All
agreed that it was a matter within the dis
cretion of Gustav Lindenthal, the contract
ing engineer, to tell, if he thought best, and
Mr. Lindenthal's office was sought.
Mr. Lindenthal said as it was not prac
ticable to bnild conduits for the cables un
der the present structure, it had been de
BUILD AKOTHER BKIDGE
on the up-stream side. "When the present
bridge was built it was expected that an
other would sometime be added and space
was secured accordingly, and some of the
piers were extended the necessary width up
the stream. The remainder of the piers will
Tbe lengthened. The new bridge will be 20
feet wide, giving room for the double track,
and the portals w!il be widened to accom
modate the double entry. The conduits will
run tbe same as on the streets, underneath
There will be no detention to travel while
the new bridge is building, except that the
foot-walk on the upper side of the present
bridge will be removed and, when the new
one is completed, placed outside. The alter
ation will necessitate the removal of the
offices and the oil house at the south ezd.
"Work has already been commenced, cement
having been stored on the ground and
dredges, tools, etc. also, and by Monday
next the work will be in full swing. The
completed etructure will be 68 feet in
TO cost ovee $200,000.
Mr. Linden tal did not state whattheexact
cost of the addition would be; but he said it
would exceed $200,000. The work; will be
pushed with ill the expedition possible as it
is intended to have tbe cable cars running
by the beginning of next year.
Mr. Lindenthal said contracts for the iron
work wonld be given to tbe firms that could
complete it the most expeditiously, no mat
ter where they might be located, and unless
our manufacturers can furnish it more
quickly than those in other sections, some of
it will likely be made elsewhere than in
People who use the present bridge -will be
gratified to know that it will not be en
cumbered by the cable cars. "While its
strength is such that a horse can be speeded
so as to keep out of the way of the traction
cars, yet there is an immense amount of
heavy hauling on it, and a team drawing a
load of (our or five ton cannot be speeded
materially. The finished structure will be
one of the most complete in the country.
FOB THEIK SnOKT LIHE.
It is also reported on good authority that
the new Southside Traction Company will
build that part of their line extending be
tween South Tenth and South Thir
tieth streets this fall. The company now
operates, a line on both Carson and Sarah
streets. The latter runs irom South Thirtieth
to South Tenth streets. This will be used
entirely while the Carson street tracks are
torn up. In the spring the remaining por
tion of the road from South Tenth to the
Union depot will be completed. "While this
is being done the short line tracks over the
South Tenth street bridge and along Second
avenue will be used.
NOW IT IS A GROCER.
The Warehousemen'.' Union Claim He Runs
a Non-Union Store
The "Warehousemen's Assembly No.
1790, K. of L., held a large meeting at
their hall last night, corner of Fourth ave
nue and "Wood street. They passed a reso
lution declaring the firm of S. Ewart, whole
sale grocers, on Seventh avenue, .a non
union house. The members of the onion
claim Mr. Ewart does not recognize their
organization, employs suspended members
of the assembly and reluses to accept the
scale presented by them. They will issue a
circular next peek.
AN OCTOGENARIAN FALLS.
A Man SO Years Old Has His Skull Frac
tured and Arm Broken.
Edgar Thompson, a man 80 years old,
living near Sharpsburg, fell from the stone
wall of the Thirty-third street railroad
bridge last night, while on his way to visit a
Mr. Thompson suffered a slight fracture
of the skull and had his left leg broken by
the fall. He was soon discovered and re
' moved to his home, where bis condition is
considered critical on account of his ad
PROHIBITIONISTS FOR HARRISBURG.
The Delegation Elected by the Executive
Committee Last Night.
The Executive Committee of the Prohi
bition party of Allegheny county met last
evening. J. B. Johnson, the oil broker, of
Verona, was elected County Chairman, and
J. "W. Vickerman, of Allegheny, Secretary.
The list of delegates to the State Conven
tion, to be "held at Harrisburg August 28,
has been completed, and & large number is
expected to be present.
A FAIR AT YALLE1 CAMP.
The GroTe Was Transformed Into a Pie
A delightful day was spent yesterday by
a crowd of visitors to Valley Camp. The
grounds were transformed into a picturesque
fair. , There were apron, doll and flower
booths. An elegant New England supper
was served. The fete was successful Irom a
financial and social standpoint The rail
road ran a special train which carried a
large number of people.
Bitten by a Dog.
Annie Schoneberger was bitten on one of
her legs last night by a large Newfound
land dog at her home, Ann and Meyer
streets. A physician cauterized the wound,
and Officer Rosenblatt shot the dog.
IN THE LIFE OF AN ACTRESS
is the title of a romantic novelette by U. if. B.
'(cLellan published in to-morrow's Distatcu.
'MID SMILES AND SIGHS.
The Unexpected Happens Boys "Drop From
the Telegraph Poles There are feigns of
Earthquakes A Sad Scene.
The fat mantookanotherreefinhis double
chin. The lean man twisted his wrinkles
together and wreathed them into a smile.
The man with a mustache lifted it just high
enough to let out a half mile of Alleghenv
victor's yell. The woman with the bright
new blue dress, red polonaise and puffed
sleeves, said, and as if she meant it: "Oh,
my I isn't it just too elegant for anything?"
The young Arab who climbs with his basket
of truck over the seats and the sitters, and
hawks his wares so loud that yon can't hear
the umpire call a strike, got all mixed up,
and screamed: "Fresh roasted lead pencils,
only 5 cents a glass! Peanuts, already
sharpened to keep the score, only a nickel!"
And really it was a great day!
Buck Ewing left the grounds in disgust,
singing "I am saddest when I smile." He
had said, at the beginning of the game the
day before, "The people come here and put
up their GO cents to see us put up a game of
ball; and we're here to give it to 'em nine
good, full innings for you know a game's
never over till it's played out" That was
when the Allies had led off with four or five
clear runs in one of the early innings, and
when they wound up by trouncing the
Giants, jnst 9 to 2. Yesterday he didn't re
peat anything about a game "never being
over till it's played out;" but oh! how he
must have felt, when, with two Allegheny
oraves out in tnai awiui ninin roping,
Beckley came to the bat and began
boring driven wells with the ball
utterly drove it under the sod
and "let three more good runs in,
when the previous tie had been enough to
scare the Giants pale and powerless.
Nobody heard Buck mnrznuranvthing more
about the umpire being "unable to see;"
nobody saw nim spit on his hands (in
cluding that feather-bed glove on the left),
or heard him hopefully ejaculate, "Watch
play, there!" nobody saw or heard him do
anything, but just smile and look sad, in
the direction of where the boys had dropped
from the telegraph poles away over by the
pickling establishment, where there were
signs and sour reminders for Mr. Ewing and
his men of stature great.
The Giants have been twice successively
taken into camp and done for. The oldest
inhabitant doesn't remember the like and
may never live long enough to hear of its
A POSSIBLE TRANSFER.
It Is Rumored the Pennsylvania Will Bay the
Bell's Gap Road.
It is currently rumored in railroad circles
that the Bell's Gap road will be transferred
to the Pennsylvania road September 1.
General Superintendent B. G. Ford has
resigned his position, and gone to Colorado
to conduct some coal and iron operations.
His retirement is regarded as a significant
move, and it is the impression of the em
ployes that the Pennsylvania will soon gain
control of the road.
The liDe is about 60 miles long, and ter
minates at Punxsutawney. It is one of the
most picturesque roads in the conntry. In
the neighborhood of Punxsmtawney there
are big coal beds, and it Is thought the
Pennsylvania toad is buying the Bell's Gap
for the purpose of developing and tapping
the coal in this region.
BITflliU AtfD THITHER.
movements of Pltlsburgera and Others of
Secretary Shadle, of the Mahoning and
Shenango Iron Manufacturers' Association,
passed through the city lass night, bound for
Youngstown from th i East. Mr. Bhadle says
the pig iron men have not civen up tbe fight
tor a rednctlon in coke rates to the valleys, but
at present thev realize it Is fruitless to appeal
to tbe railroads. Tbe industries all over tbe
country are reviving very fast, and tbe annual
scarcity of cars is already beinc felt. "If tbe
railroads," he continued, '"restore the old rates
on iron they will make them higher than the
trade can stand. Tbe trouble with the roads is
they do not grade their rates to the temper of
the market. Usually the freight agents jump
over tbe garden wall."
Harry N. Gaither, Secretary-Treasurer
of the Commoner Publishing Company, and
formerly one of tbe most graceful and reliable
writers for The Dispatch, secures a merited
recognition in the appointment as press agent
for the Pittsburg Exposition, in tbe outstand
ing cities and towns. Few writers for the
newspaper press can put a plain fact in more
attractive form than can Mr. Gaither: and.
wben be has realities a little more ornate to
handle, be knows, intuitively, just bow and
where and when tbey can be made to appear at
Superintendent J. V. Patton, of the
B. & O. road, is in Baltimore, attending tbe
monthly conference of superintendents with
the General Manager. Some action will be
taken to perfect tbe duplex system of tickets
recently adopted on tbe road. Tbey will also
look into tbe merits of a patent switch invented
by Chief Engineer Maintenance of Way W. T.
Manning, of the Pittsburg division.
Thomas M. King, Second Vice Presi
dent of the KiO. road, and Mrs. King were
at the Duquesne yesterday. They left for Bal
timore last evening. Mrs. King has been spend
ing tbe summer at Chautauqua, and they were
en route home from there. The Vice President
inspected the new depot, and expressed him
self as well pleased.
Prof. Mark Andrews, principal of the
public schools in lower St. Clair township, and
Miss Elite Hall, of Thirty-third street, Pitts
burg,were married last evening. Miss Hall was
a teacher in tbe same school. They left last
nlcbt on tbe limited express for an Eastern
trip. Wben school reopens they will resume
teaching as usual.
George H. Anderson, local member of
the standing comtnitteeontheThreeAmericas'
Exposition, says there is no doubt but that the
approaching world's fair will be beld In Wash
ington. He puts the claims of the National
capital far beyond those of New York or
The band connected with St. Augus
tine's Young Men's Literary Society serenaded
Edward "Vilsack. who lives near Fortieth
street, on Liberty, last nieht. The young man
had just attained his majority.
Mrs. J. S. Mooney, of 120 Sandusky
street, Allegheny, and Miss Josephine Mooney
left on Thursday evening for Atlantic City,
where tbey will stay some weeks.
L. M. Kirner, the flourishijg stationer
of Thirty-seventh street, left for Newark, O.,
last night. He will mingle bnslness with
pleasure on his trip.
Major "WiiliamPhillips, the Johnstown
dynamiter, who did such great work in remov
ing the debris at the stone bridge, was In the
M. de Bontkowsky, of the Russian Le
gation at Washington, is at the Anderson Hotel.
The Russian visits Pittsburg frequently on of
Select Councilman H. C. Lowe, of the
Second ward, Allegheny, and wife left last
night for Atlantic City and other seaside re
Mr. Pontefract, of Jos. Pinch & Co.,
distillers. Southside. has gone to Germany,
Russia, France and England.
Thomas Midgley, of Beaver Falls, and
J. L. Duke, of Wheeling, are among the guests
at the Monongahela House.
John K. Ewing, Jr., and wife, of TJnion
town. and C. Retslnger, of Washington, are
stopping at the Duquesne. ,
"W. K. Endsley, of Johnstown, and
Charles Blasco, of Havana, are registered at
tbe Anderson Hotel.
"William Burnside, of Bellefonte, tnd
C. E. Btnkler, of Masslllon, are at the Seventh
Richard Osmond, of the Union 'line,
started for Chicago yesterday on his vacation.
Detective Fitzgerald, who has Leen to
Atlantic City, returned yesterday.
G. W". Schmitt, the wholesale liquor
merchant, has left for Europe.
Hon. B. F. Jones went to Cresson last
evening to spend Sunday.
Biter and Conley, the iron contractors,
left for New York.
Christopher Zaft left lor Philadelphia
C. C. Montooth, Esq., went East last
They Went Campinfj Near Wampnm,
and Laid a Successful Trap
FOR A SUSPECTED TRAIN WRECKEB.
James Caldwell is Induced to Tell Hoir He
Chained Heavy Ties
ON THE P.I. fc A. ROAD OF THE PENS LINES
More than once during the month of June
obstructions were found on the tracks of the
Pittsburg, Xoungstown and Ashtabula road
at Moravia and Wampum- In some cases
they consisted of heavy ties placed across
the rails and. chained down. Fortunately
in every instance the obstrnctions were dis
covered and removed in time to avert acci
dents. On June 25 Superintendent J. M. Kim
ball, of the road, undertook to find out
the perpetrator of such deeds, and he
worked hard without success. Finally,
August 1, the case was placed in the hands
of the Perkins Detective Agency. After
thinking the matter over Mr. Perkins con
cluded to send men to camp near "Wampum,
ostensibly to fish and have a good time in
general. In the meantime a detective was
sent to "Wampum
to vromz. vr the case,
and he represented himself as a city chap,
out on his vacation. He circulated freely
among the girls and boys, spent money
liberally and soon became acquainted with
the people. The campers also were watch
ing things closely, but for some time failed
to get any kind of a clew.
The detective at "Wampum fell' in with
James Caldwell. He learned that Caldwell
was a discharged brakeman of the road, and
he felt bitter toward an engineer, whom he
claimed was instrumental in having him re
tired. The detective set up the drinks and
represented himself as a cousin of Cald
well's, of tbe same name. He had let
ters written to him to prove that he and
Caldwell were related. In this manner the
pair became well acquainted in a very short
time, and pretty soon, from certain expres
sions made by Caldwell, he felt sure he was
on the right track.
One day he invited Caldwell to go to Vie
camp with him, and the campers pretended
to be a gang of railroad wreckers out for the
HE TOOK THE BAIT.
Caldwell was inteiested. and discussed
various methods of wrecking trains without
being discovered. He suggested unbolting
rails on "a curve, putting stones between
spring rails, chaining a tie on the track
with one end pointing toward the engine.
The latter plan, he claimed, was sure to
wreck a train every time.
The gang said they needed experience,
and he consented to help them. Gently led
on, he told.the detectives what he bad al
ready done in the way of attempting to
wreck trains at Wampum and Moravia.
This is what the officers wanted, and when
they were sure he was the man wanted they
arrested him on Thursday, and placed him
in the New Castle jail for a hearing.
Caldwell is 20 years old, and has occupied
a cell at New Castle often before. His
father is dead, and for a time he was kept
at Morganza. The Perkins Detective
Agency" captured a number ot Canton
people about three months ago for attempt
ing to wreck trains, and had them sent to
the penitentiary for 16 years each.
THOSE GIDDI GIRLS.
The Two Damsels From Yonngstown Hnd
Three Diamond Rings Once.
Esther Clark and Sadie "Williams; the
two young girls from Youngstown, who were
arrested on Tuesday by .Humane Agent
O'Brien, did not return home yesterday, as
reported, but are still in Central station.
They will be taken home to-day by an offi
cer from Youngstown.
Detective Demmel yesterday discovered
that when the girls came here a few weeks
ago they had three diamond rings in their
possession, and that they had pawned two
of them for a gold watch at a Smithfield
street pawn-shop, the other being given by
one of the girls to i young admirer from the
Southside. The watch had since been
loaned to another young man for $1. -The
detective secured the watch, took it to the
pawnshop and recovered the rings, and is
now after the other ring. It is not known
yet whether the rings were stolen or not.
SELECT KNIGHTS IN CAMP.
A Unpp7 Crowd Enjoys tbe Beauties of
Connesnt for a Week.
The First Regiment of the Select Knights,
A. O. TJ. "W., have been at camp during the
last week at Conneaut Lake. They were
accompanied by the Select Knights Band,
the Lewis Quartet 'and Mr. Charles V.
Lewis, all of whom aded to the general
enjoyment of the camp. The Knights had
their uniforms with them, and during the
day frequent drill exercises were gone
through, while the evenings were spent in
the dancing pavilion. The entire party
stayed for a week, and on their return all
expressed themselves thoroughly satisfied
with their week's outing.
PETER KEITHS DEATH.
Tho Man Who Was Allrccd to Have
Mesmerized Christine Hornberger.
Peter V. Keitz died at his residence, 51
South Twelfth street, yesterday afternoon
of tvphoid pneumonia. It may be remem
bered that Keitz was some months ago an
noyed by Christine Horn bjrger, who accused
him of mesmerizing her and keeping her
constantly close to him. With this idea she
was accustomed to call him out of bed at
unseemly hours of the night and make life a
burden to him. He finally applied for
legal interference, and the woman was taken
charge of by the Court.
Eight Freight Cars Piled on the Tracks Id
Late yesterday afternoon a train of freight
cars tumbled over the Little Saw Mill Bun
Railroad Company's Dridge at Temperance
ville. and went crashing down upon the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie tracks. Thev were
badly smashed up. The tracks of tbe" latter
road were blockaded for a conple of hours.
Nobodv was hurt. The cars fell a distance
Two Charges Against McCaffrey.
George McCaffrey gave bail in the sum
of 2,000 before Magistrate McKenna, of
the Twelfth ward.'yesterday for court trial
on charges of selling liquor without license
and for keeping a disorderly house. Lieu
tenant Teeters is the prosecutor.
A Brakeman' Arm Crushed.
Michael Ney, a brakeman on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, had his arm crushed while
coupling cars near Torren's station, last
night. He was taken to theWest-Penn
Hospital, where the member was ampu
tated. Charged With Stealing a Dog.
John Knorr charged Anton Fisher, of the
Twenty-seventh ward, with stealing a valu
able dog. Alderman Hartman issued a
a warrant for Fisher's arrest.
THE DR1MIN6 HABITS
the manners, health and morale of the Ameri-
r XTOU from a physician's standpoint.
TO BE TRIED, AT COURT.
Carrie Furnace Strikers Have a Hearing
Before Alderman Grlpp.
Yesterday afternoon Magistrate Gripp
held a hearing in the case of the Carrie Fur
nace strikers, who are charged with rioting.
Last week the strike at the furnace reached
such a point that the firm appealed to tbe
Sheriff for protection, and six deputies were
sent up to guard the plant. On August 7
the deputies expected that they were to have
trouble with the strikers, and Deputy
Pascoe came to the city and entered suit
against 25 of them. The warrants
were given to Constable Thomas Murphy
for execution, and be; in company with
three depnty sheriffs and another constable,
went to Keating station, on the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad, to arrest the strikers.
The officers secured ten of the men without
disturbance, and walked up to Braddock, a
distance of about three miles, to get on the
express which did not stop at Keating.
While waiting at Braddock station a large
crowd collected, and a riot was started
in which' five of the 'prisoners es
caped. The officers managed to hold
the other five, and arrested three other men
for interfering and rescuing prisoners. These
men were brought to this city and placed in
jail to await a hearing. Miles and Thomas
Laughlin were charged with riot and inter
fering with an officer, and Owen Salmon,
William Ames, Charles Richards. Lawrence
Abbott, Michael Corpa and Michael Funco
were charged with riot.
At the hearing yesterday afternoon a num
ber of witnesses were examined. Messrs. C.
C. Dickey and R. B. Petty were attorneys
for the prosecution, and Attorney Thompson
conducted the defense. Judge Gripp dis
charged Thomas Laughlin, Michael Corpa
and Michael Funco. Owen Salmon and
William Rush were held under $300 bail
each for court. P. J. Smith furnished their
bail, and they were released. Charles Ed
wards, Lawrence Abbott and William
Cuneo were committed to jail in default of
$1,000 bail each, and Miles Laughlin and
James Crawford were also committed to
jail in default of $2,000 each for trial at
court. The last two are charged with both
riot and interfering with officers.
COKE WORKERS MEET
And Pass Besolatlons to Support Their
The following special telegram from
Scottdale last night shows the attitude of
the coke workers in that region:
An Interesting meeting ot miners and coke
workers 'was held this afternoon. Delegates
were present from every work In the region.
The reports from the works still on strike were
very satisfactory to tbe convention. Tbe Com
mittee on Resolutions from the works still out
reported the following, which was unanimously
Resolved, That we, the miners of this region
now In sctslon to discuss ways and means to pro
vide relief for those now on strike, request that
those now worainjcunaertne scale win uxe mio
consideration our situation and contribute to our
relief. - ,,
Kesolved, That we remain on a strike as long as
tbe coke workers give us tbelr hearty support.
Kesolved, That we use all honorable means to
Induce those who are nowworklng, such as pamp
ers, firemen and others, to stand up like men and
make a Just stand with us, and success will be
The General Committee reported that tbey
bad ample funds, and that provisions would be
shipped to those in need as soon as possible.
Tbe convention decided to stand by the strik
ers, and all necessary assistance would be ren
Robert Hojrsett, who operates theLemont
and Jit. Braddock works, signed the scale this
afternoon, and bis works will be fired up in the
At the office Of. J. W. Moore yesterday it
was officially stated that tbe firm had signed
the scale and the men had gone to work in
the morning. In reply to the question if
anything had been done to call a meeting of
operators for the purpose of raising the price,
it was stated that they had no knowledge of
any meeting. The majority of the operators
are still absent from the city, and nothing
will be done until they return.
They Will Formnlate It at a Meeting to be
" The local boilermakers will hold an open
meeting to-morrow afternoon 'to formulate a
scale of wages to present to their employers
next week. These men have never been
thoroughly organized, and in order to effect
the establishment of a local assembly of the
Knights of Labor they held a meeting last
night in the Knights of Labor Hall, on
Fifth avenue. There are about 300 boiler
makers in the city, and the majority of
them were present last night
The men are now getting all kinds of
wages, from $1 75 to $2 50, and intend to
formulate a scale on the basis ot $2 50. At
the meeting last night the general expres
sion as in favor of that basis for the scale,
and final arrangements will be made at the
THEY WANT BELGIANS.
A Firm In Detroit Who Would Rather Have
Them Than Americans.
An agent of the Del Ray Window Glass
Works, at Detroit, was in the city yester
day to secure Belgians to go to Detroit and
work in the factory. The firm has been
trying for some time to secure Belgians, but
has not met with much success. The agent
claimed that they would rather have Bel
gians, as they were not so independent as
The American blowers at the factory, it
is stated, have been discharged, and will
not be hired again if the firm can get Belgians.-
THAT .OLD SLATERS TR0DBLE.
Carpenters Refute to Work with Non-
Union Men la Oakland.
The breach between the non-union and
Federated slate roofers is about as wide as
ever. The latest strike against the former
was that ot the carpenters working on a
building on Meyran avenue, Oakland.
Dougherty Bros, were -the contractors, and
had to discharge the slaters. It was said
some of the former were members ot L. A.
491, Knights of Labor.
At the same time a strike of stone masons
against non-nnion carpenters occurred on a
house being erected by Contractor Stutzel,
on Hiland avenue. East End. After the
strike, the carpenters agreed to join the
GREATEST IN THE WORLD.
The Record of One Carnegie Blast Furnace
Furnace F, at Bessemer, owned by Car
negie Bros. & Co., has been blown out of
blast for the purpose of making much needed
repairs. The furnace is the last built, and
has been in blast since October 18, 1886.
Since that time it was stopped twice, owing
to strikes. The furnace turned out 224,795
tons ot iron.
This is said to be the Unrest production
ever made in the same length of time, and
the greatest amount of iron ever turned out
in one Blast. The work on the two new fur
naces, which, when built, will be named G
and H, is still going on.
A Great Reunion.
The first reunion and picnic of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners'
Unions will be held at Aliquippi Grove on
Monday. It is estimated by the committee
in charge that there will be between 3,000
and 4,000 people in attendance. General
Secretary McGuire, the silver-tongued ora
tor of the Federation of Trades, has prom
ised to attend and speak.
The Pittsburg committee of freight agents
held a meeting yesterday, but as tbey had not
heard wtiat the Trunk Line Association had
decided concerning tbe proposed advance In
iron rates, thev could do nothing.
De. B. M. Hanwa. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office,- 718 Penh
street, Pittsburg, Pa. s&sa
BRISKER WAS FINED.
Milk Shake Martin Scores a Point,
and the 'Squire Must Pay $25.
HE WILL APPEAL TO THE COURT.
General Elately Rakes tbe Lair and Order
MARTIN MADE THE HEARING LIYELY
Milk Shake Martin had his inning with
Alderman Brinker last night before Alder
man Mc Nulty. It was very evident from
the outset of the trial that the majority of
the onlookers were in favor of more
freedom for soda water dispensers
on Sundays. Every point made by
Milk Shake's attorney against the Law
and Order League was greeted with a
round of applause.
At 7:43 F. 21. the Alderman emerged from
his sanctum, when the crier announced John
A. Martin, who very promptly was sworn.
Before Martin was heard from, General
Blakely asked Alderman Brinker to show
tbe records of the Sunday information case,
which he positively refused to do, stating
that he was there as a defendant and not
as an Alderman. John A. Martin swore
he knew Brinker, and after much
difficulty found out that he was an Alder
man of the Twellth ward. "I was at the
hearing of Kaereher, held in Brinker's
office, on Monday, Angust 12, and when
Kaereher stated that the same case was
pending before Alderman Tatem, Brinker
replied, you're one day late."
here occurred between Brinker and Martin,
and tbe latter made threats which the Al
derman resented. Alderman Brinker cross
examined Martin concerning the day on
which he heard the Kaereher case. Martin
dogmatically persisted in saying Monday,
but after a little deliberation changed' the
day to Tuesday.
Kaereher stated the information was
served on him at midnight on Sunday, the
lltb, and that the information had been
prepared during the Sunday hours, which
prohibited worldly employment.
Alderman Brinker, though he pleaded not
guilty, admitted that he received the in
formation and made out the warrant for the
arrest on Sunday. Martin here began to act
obstreperous, and became so unmanageable
that General Blakely threatened to throw up
the suit. Martin afterward cooled down,
and allowed Brinker to say "that the exig
ency of the case demanded that he should
accede to the Law and Order people and
issue the warrant."
General Blakely, in his address, went on
to say that an act had been enacted in 1794
which imposed a fine of $4 on all people
who conducted any worldly business on"
Sunday, except it was for charity or neces
sity. "Now," said the General, "was it a ne
cessity for Brinker to open his office on
Sunday to accommodate the Law and Order
League 7 The information conld have been
made on Monday just as well as on Sunday.
It certainly was
not in 4. sfibit or CHABITT,
and therefore the action of Brinker came
within tbe punishable meaning ot the act.
"The Law and Order League when it
started out numbered some of the best
citizens of the county, among others
Judge SKigle and General Moorhead,
but these have left it, because
it has hired thieves and marauders, the
lowest and worst type of men, to be its
agents and detectives. It has paid small
boys to go into stores to buy sticks of chew
ing gum, and induced them to break the
law. And why? Simply to reap big
Alderman McNulty imposed a fine of $25
Martin generously proposed to present the
Alderman with his milk-shake machine.
Mr. Brinker furnished bail for a court
trial. Mr. John Sadler was bondsman.
Refused to Co to Church.
MaryKaineis charged before Alderman
Warner with felonious assault and battery.
George McKinney preferred the charge,
alleging that the defendant cut him on the
leg with a knife because he refused to ac
company her to church. A warrant has
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
for Readr Reading.
The Colored Laboring Men's Protective As
sociation will hold an open meeting at the
Franklin schoolhouse on Tuesday evening,
August 20, at 8 o'clock. Speeches of a political
character will be made by Richard Keys, Ajax
Jones, J. M. Foster and J. C. Delphr. Arrange
ments for the colored men's convention to be
held in this city on October 15 will bo discussed.
Ax 8-year-old boy named Patrick Dougherty,
living on Pennsylvania avenne, Allegheny, was
hit on the head with a stone yesterday while
quarreling with another lad. He is badly hurt,
but will, it is hoped, recover. His parents say
they will prosecute tbe boy who threw tbe
"Kissing and hugging In tbe parks " was the
complaint made by an officer against?ohn Mc
Clure and Sadie Morton at the Allegheny
Mayors office, yesterday. John says it was tbe
v. oman's fault. He was let off with a nne of SI
and she was sent to jail for five days.
Wore was commenced yesterday on the long
talked of Lawrcnceville fountain. Tetley &
Folsom have got the contract for tbe work.
Tbe treasurer for the project. Mr. H. Freker,
of 3808 Butler street, will be happy to receive
Evan JoNES.the contractor, Daniel Jones,
his sob, and Thomas Nevin. his foreman, bad a
hearing before Alderman Porter last nicht on
the charge of conspiracy, preferred against
them by Annie Marsden. They were dis
charged. ' Albert Northbop yesterday entered suits
in the United States Circuit Court against
Skelgbly fc Co. and Rasner fc Dinger for an
injunction to restrain tbem from infringing
upen bis patent for a metallic ceiling.
Charles Davis, arrested in the Fifth police
district for stealing SO worth ot butter and
eggs from W. J. Mark., of Glade Run, was
taken back to Butler county on the additional
charge of horse-stealing, yesterday.
AXTHpuorx typhoid fever is quite prevalent
in the Twelfth ward and scarlet fever in the
Seventeenth ward, there is nothing to sbow
that either disease has made" worse ravages
than in former years.
GEOBGEfL. MoCawbey, of Twenty-ninth
street, was yesterday morning beld for court by
Magistrate McKenna. in $1,1)00 bail for keeping
a disorderly bouse and selling liquor Illegally,
The Sixty-second Regiment Association will
bold a meeting to-nigbt at tbe City HalL Tbe
object ot the meeting is to complete the roll of
members entitled to transportation.
TniKVE! entered Orinson's drygoods store,
No. 225 Wjlle avenne, early yesterday morn
ing and stole J55. Tbe police w ere notified, but
the thieves have not been caught.
Robert Short, of Mt. Washington, was
fined 125 and costs yesterday on a charge of
cruelty to bis children preferred by Humane
Yesterday additional accommodations
were arranged for tbe Southside Hospital. Tbe
place has been folly Sccupied for several days.
The improvements at Engine House No. 10,
Thirty-sixth ward, are now nearly finished.
The building has been enlarged and painted.
A JlAJf named Ralney, employed at tbe Alle
gheny Locomotive Worst, had bis foot crnshed
yesterday by a heavy weight falling npon it.
John Cotworth, employed atJ. Fainter A
Son's mill. West End, fell from a wagon yester
day and had his shoulder dislocated.
A ROYAL TEA PARTY &
rote's Dispatch by Olive Weiton, who give
tome inride act about Qttcen Victoria and
THE OLD 0ALIF0RNIAN FIGHTS.
Joseph Benjamin Franklin Koss and OBscers
"nt the Central.
Joseph Benjamin Franklin Ross, tbe man
who claims so fiercely to be a Pennsylvania
citizen, was yesterday arrested for disorderly
conduct. The police believe him to be a
dangeraus lunatic Last night the change
of Ross from one cell to another at the Cen
tral station was ordered. He refused to be
changed, however, and, as he is a terribly
strong man, Turnkey Hughes, esteemed dis
cretion the better part of valor, and called
Sergeant Gray and some other officers to
assist him in removing the prisoner.
The moment his ceil door was opened
Ross rushed out, and catching one of the
officers, whirled him high in the air and at
tempted to dash him to the floor. Sergeant
Gray, however, caught hold of the angry
man, and tbe others grappling with him he
was soon thrown down, and with some diffi
culty dragged by six officers into another
The injuries inflicted by the prisoner were
quite severe. Sergeant Gray's hand was so
badly bitten that ne had to have it dressed
by a surgeon. Turnkey Hnghes and Officer
McCaffrey were both, badly kicked in the
face, and their clothes were almost torn to
rags. "Very few of the officers present
escaped without some bruises, and the police
station still bears traces of the struggle.
DOES NOT KEEP LONG.
The New Elixir Must be Administered
Within Half an Hoar.
Lima, August 16. Yesterday Dr. Miesse
prepared some of tbe new "elixir," and to
remove all impurities passed it through
filtering paper. He then began his mi
croscopical examination and found it pure
from any animal life. His examinations
were repeated every 15 minutes, and at 45
minutes after the elixir had dropped from
the filter he discovered cells; one hour
germs of bacteria in small numbers (mico
zones); 1 hour and 15 minutes many of
them and biopl asm; one hour and a half a
perfect mass of living; animals.
In making this report the doctor does not
wish .to be understood as declaring that the
elixir is not a useful medicine, but wishes
to make public his tests so that other physi
cians may be on their guard, for if the
elixir is not pure its use would be followed
by dangerous lesults. By the above report
it will be .seen that the elixir should be
used within half an hour alter being pre
pared. After that it becomes dangerous.
RECEPTION AT'TflE GRAND.
SXanacer Wilt Entertains the Press In His
Manager Wilt, of the Grand Opera House,
entertained the members of the Pittsburg
cress yesterday evening at a recep
tion and supper in his refitted and
elegantly appointed theater. A cold
supper was served on the stage,
and the great difficulty ot managers a
good eating scene, was for once success
fully represented. Mr. Miller, of the West
End Bulletin, thanked the managers in the
name of the press present, and Mr. Wilt
responded in suitable language.
The visitors had a chance of studying
the great improvements which have been
made in tbe theater since last season.
Within and without the Grand has been re
modelled and embellished, till it can lay
claim to be one of the most comfortable and
best appointed theaters iu the United
TROUBLE 0R A DOG. i
An Innocent Animal Nearly Causes a Row la
People in Lawrenceville were treated to
rare sport yesterday. A prominent business
man of that end or the town was the proud
owner of a very small dog. This little
creature got loose yesterday, and as far as
the owner knew had been lost, bnt it had
only wandered into the store of two neigh
boring business men. They at once secured
Word was sent to the corner man that he
couldhare the dogif he would treat. He
went into the other store, an altercation en
sued, and he was put out on the street. The
wordy battle which ensued is said by many
who witnessed H to have been a rare treat.
They didn't call each other the most beau
tiful of names, and almost came to blows.
Finally, however, an amicable agreement
was reached, the dog was returned, .and they
The Journeymen Demand Greater Far and
A deputation of five, from the associated
journeymen of Allegheny and Pittsburg,
waited on the master shoers in their rooms
at the corner of Fifth avenue and Market
street. They submitted that a re
duction in the period of work,
from ten hours to nine, would be
agreeable, and they demanded a 25-cent per
day advance upon their present pay, which
ranges from (16 50 to $25 a week. The mas
ters came to no decision upon the question
and the meeting was adjourned. It is prob
able that a portion only of the journeymen's
demands will be granted.
The deputation of journeymen consisted
of Henry Yelter, Thomas Rafferty, Joseph
Doig, Joseph Hyland and Patrick Reilly.
0LITER TATE GOES TO JAIL.
The Cltarsrs of Burainrr Against Him In
creased by Another.
Magistrate Brokaw held Oliver Tate yes
terday on the charge of burglary and sent
him to jail for a hearing in court.
After the hearing Gottleib Killinger, of
No. 115 Boyd street, Knoxville, identified a
silver watch and chain, a gold-headed um
brella and some other articles, which were
found on Tate when be was arrested, as his
property. Inspector McKelvy will accord
ingly make another charge of burglary
against Tate this morning.
THREE ARABS ARRESTED,
Accused of Peddling Without the Formality
It is seldom that Arabs are seen in the
streets of Pittsburg. Punkas Weihl, Wolf
Dabitch and Nicholas Savdic, said to be
from that country, were arrested on Mt.
Oliver yesterday. They were lodged in the
Twenty-eighth ward station on the charge of
peddling without license.
One of the priests in St. Michael's R, C.
Chnrch, Southside, has interested himself in
Punkas Weihl, and will endeavor to have
him sent back to Arabia.
REFUSED TO RELEASE HIM.
Robert B. Ford Falls to Get Oat on Habeas
Corpus In Chicago.
Assistant Superintendent O'Mara yester
day received word from Chicago that Robert
B. Ford had been refused his release on a
writ of habeas corpus in the Chicago courts
yesterday, and bad been remanded to jail
until next Wednesday. A slight hitch oc
curred in getting out the requisition papers
from Harrisburg yesterday, but it is ex
pected the matter will be satisfactorily ar
ranged by this evening.
For Fctonlona Assault.
George Keezer was committed for court
in default of $1,000 bail by Alderman Holtz
man, of Braddock, last nicht, for felonious
ly assaulting John Gladisli.
Elastic Stockings, Etc
Trusses, bandages, abdominal, navel and
pile supporters, elastic anklets, knee caps
and stockings at No. 909 Penn avenue, near
Ninth street. Open Saturday evenings.
ABTIFZCIAL LlMB MFO. CO.,
Penu 'avenue, near Ninth street.
JERUSALEM'S PATRIARCH S2
curious euttomt pertaining to the court of that
religious potentate are graphically depicted by
JSYank O. Carpmttrm tvswrrovr Dispatch.
' J'S wT
Dr. Bfereur Begins His Medical Exaadaaa l
tlon of tho Flremes.
Br. W. H. Mercur, surgeon to the Dis
ability Board of the Fire Department,began
his medical examination of the'firemen ia
Engine Companies Nos. 10, 11, 12, and IT
on the Southside yesterday.
The men are rather inclined to laugh at
the test, but Dr. Mercur means busi
ness, and he declares that he will make a
thorough examination. The Doctor stated
that he did not expect to finish
his labors before September 1. Asked if any
action wonld be taken by the executive
toward rejecting men on his reports, the
doctor stated that he was totally ignorant of
the executive's intentions. They might dis
miss the men to-morrow; and tbey might on
the contrary defer all action on tbe question
until he had finished his examination. He
himself would deem the latter alternative
the more satisfactory. The doctor accorded
a short interview last night to a Dispatch
reporter. When asked if any men had been
rejected he said he did not know.
It is merely his business to examine the
men and make favorable or unfavorable re
ports as to their fitness for performing their !
duties. The Doctor's .professional eti
quette forbade him to hint, however dis
tantly, at the men upon whom he has made
an unfavorable report. He declined even '
to state the number ot unfavorable returns '
Trusses, all styles and prices, at 909 Penn
avenue, near Ninth street. Open Saturday
Abtificiai. Limb Mro. Co.,
909 Penn avenne, Pittsburg.
SAX ITABHJM and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are "
given, Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Iron City Beer
Is the finest, purest summer beverage in the
market. It is wholesome, nutritious and
fine-flavored. Brewed only by Frauenheira
& Vilsack. Telephone 1186.
The best regulator of the digestive or-
gans. also best appetizer known, is Angos
JDS. HDRNE I CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
The August reduction prices make
trade even If a great many people are
out of town those that are home can
not spend time and money to better ad
vantage than right here in the store.
When you can buy flne double-width
Dress Goods for 25c a yard here It's a
good time to come. -T-
Wben you can bny flne imported
Dress Patterns, nil quantity, at fS, It's
a good time to come.
The Fine Dress Goods are reduced
summer dress fabrics must go Challls,
Beiges, Mixtures, Plaids. Novelty Jac
quard Styles a thorough clearing oat
of all summer dress materials here this
The Bilk stock is very large the price -
made low to make it less. The Blaek
Silks, the Printed India Silks, the Col
ored Surah Silks, tho Fancy Plaid and
Striped Silks In latest colorings. Better
Silks here at 50c a yard than ever
offered at the price.
The Snlt Department Ladles' and
Children's Summer Dress, made up
nicely, all marked down. Also th
Beaded Wraps and Lace Wraps and
lightweight Cloth Jackets and Long
Wraps. The most complete assortment
of Clothing for Infants and small chO
dren is here. ,
Housekeepers' Sales In Table linens
and Towels, and in Lace Curtains th
customers are increasing as they flad
out the prices here.
Closing out prices now in Millinery, In
Hosiery, Bilk Gloves, Muslin Under- -wear,
Stocks Complete in all department
with the best goods for your personal ;
and household wants. " ,
They Wash Goods (Department has
Just opened some entirely new styles in
fine Batlnes at 15c, and more of the fin
Ginghams at 25c and 15c a yard.
JOB. HDRNE i'm!a":
PENN AVENUE STORES.- -