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That Elixir of Life Sticks to
Three Out of Twenty.
IT AFKEGTED 10 A LITTLE,
Four of Whom Felt No Lasting Be
lief If or a Bit of Injury.
THREE SILLY ON DISTILLED WATER
"While Three Other Old Men Bay They
Actually Feel Eenewed.
NOT A VEKI PROMISING STIMULANT
As most of tbe experiments going on in
the country to test the new alleged "elixir
of life" have sprung up as emulations of
the Pittsburg physicians' investigations,
there is probably no keener interest any
where in the results attaching thereto than
right here at home. Among the most active
of these experimenting agents has been Dr.
Chevalier Q. Jackson. A reporter, learning
that the doctor had reached a clear conclu
sion, based on no less than 20 experiments
with the elixir, called upon him last even
ing for an outline thereof, which he gave,
about as appended:
"Having permitted tbe publication of
my preliminary experiments with the
Brown-Sequard 'elixir,' it is but right that
the public should know the final outcome.
I administered the solution to 20 persons
-who presented themselves to be experi
mented upon, the last injection being made
a week ago Saturday that is, on August 10.
Of the 20 people, ten felt better and stronger
than before, some of them remarkably so.
Oat of these ten, four have relapsed" to their
former condition, neither better nor worse;
and the other six still
( BEJIAIJT SOMEWHAT BETTER
than before the dosing. In three of these
six the improvement was evidently due in
part to imagination, as injections of dis
tilled water made them feel better; but in
the other three the slight permanent im
provement was probably due to the so-called
'elixir.' The latter three were the oldest to
whom I gave the preparation. But
in them, considering the small amount
of benefit, and considering the fact
that they were but three out of
twenty, and considering also the
risk incurred, I do not consider it a very
available remedy in its present state. Of
course, should it prove on more extended
experiment to be beneficial in a particular
class of cases, tbe active principle contained
in it could be isolated and freed from de
composab.e organic matter. It would then
be absolutely safe to use; as much so as
pepsin, which is animal matter.
"In my hands the injections have pro
duced no absolutely ill effects, no abcesses
or the like, and no more local irritation
than that accompanying the injection of
morphine, or any other drug that is used
""The patients benefited say they do not
care whether their betterment is due to the
'elixir' or to imagination, they are better,
and that is
AM. TIIEY CASE ABOUT.
The patients not benefited say they
wouldn't care if they were gifted with suffi
cient imagination to improve their cases
"I have received an enormous number of
communications asking if I would admin
ister the preparation, and what I would
charge. Now, as I have not the time to an
swer all these correspondents, I wish you
would state in your paper that I have made
no charge to anyone lor administering the
preparation, as the thing was only an exper
iment, and that I do not think the prospects
of good accruing warrants my devoting to it
the large amonnt of time the proper carry
ing out of the experimental details necessi
tates. Thereiore, I shall have to refuse to
administer it to applicants, thongh I shall
repeat the injections in those already in
fected if I see any prospect of their being
benefited by it, provided, of conrsc, they
wish it done.
SUE STOPS TUB TEALT.
A Colored Lady Falls the Bell Hope and
Some excitement was caused on the train
bearing the people home from the camp
meeting at "Williamsburg last evening, by
the violent manner in which.it was stopped.
The train was fairly loaded down with
colored people; they were crowded into the
cars like sardines in a box. Jokes, laugh
ter and songs were making things pleasant,
when the train was brought quickly to a
standstill. Heads were out of all tbe win
dows in a minute, looking for a reason; but
none was apparent.
The case was simply this: A colored lady
had found a piece of ribbon, and, not seeing
an owner, attempted to hang it on the bell
rope, and so stopped the train. She looked
on the matter as a huge joke, and when told
by the conductor that she was guiltv of a
penitentiary crime, merely said: "Excuse
me." She was verjr much afraid that ber
mother would find it out, as she jo&ingly
said, and provoked the trainmen by her
BODIES F0DND IX CELLAES.
A Lieutenant Complnlns of Dronkesaess In
The Lieutenant of Company F, left in
Johnstown to preserve order, was in the city
last night. He says "Washington street is
lined with saloons as of yore, and he never
saw so much drunkenness there. "With
affairs in such-shape, he stated, he did not
know when the company would be re
moved. The contractors have commenced to dig
out the cellars in Millville, and in all of
them some bodies are found. Tbe Lieuten
ant also stated that, if a fire broke out, the
little frame houses would all be burned on
account of their proximity to each other.
BE C0ULDVT SWIM.
Fred Mann Jumped From n Skin and Wdi
Drowned nt Braddock.
Fred Mann, while bathing in the Mcnon-
gahela river at Braddock yesterday, was
drowned. He was a young married man 23
years of age, and was the son-in-law of
Gustav Keyser, Superintendent of the rod
department of the Braddock iron mill.
Mann went down about 14 feet from shore,
where the water is 1C fcetdeep. He couldn't
swim, and had jumped in the water out of a
skiff, expecting to catch it again. He sank
suddenly, and it is thought he was seized
with cramps. Mann leaves a wife and one
child. The body was recovered this after
noon and the Coroner notified.
Addressed by Joseph D. Weeks.
Joseph D. "Weeks gave aa address to the
Butler Street M. E. Sunday School yester
day. He spoke of the rejection of Saul
because of disobedience, and said it was an
important epoch of the world when Saul
tried to form a theocratic monarchy. As
soon as Saul set up his will against God's,
then came the overthrow. To obey the law
of God Is the permanence of nations.
UILLIASI POWERS' FDNEEAL
A Victim of West Fcnn Accident Burled Yes
terday Accorded Military Ilonori by
"William Powers, th6 veteran who lost his
life in the recent "West Penn disaster, was
laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Alle
gheny Cemetery, where numbers of his com
rades in arms have tbeir sepulcher. Five
hundred of the veteran and Grand Army
soldiers gathered at his home yesterday to
participate in the funeral exercises, and pay
their last tribute to one who fought shoulder
to shoulder with them. Comrade Powers
had a splendid record. He was one of
the earlies to answer President Lin
coln's first call, and remained until
victory came to the Union flag. He
joined the One Hundred and Second Penn
sylvania Volunteers and shares all the hon
ors his regiment gained, and was wounded
at the battle of the Wilderness.
The services at the house took place at 2
r. II. The Rev. Sands preached from the
stairs, so that those within and without
could hear. He alluded to Ood's provi
dence saying: "Providence is a law which
we know, and one which is unforeseen.
How mysterious arc God's workings. Some
times we are disposed to believe that God
takes delight in throwing bereavment into
families, but this is not so. Things which
are inscrutable and cannot be understood by
human beings, God knows. He does noth
ing by accident, and in this sorrow which
has eome upon our friends, God has had
an infinite purpose to serve. It seems
strange when we look back and see
our departed friend in the midst of battle
and death comes through apparently un
scathed, resume the peaceful vocations of
lite, and at last be flung into eternity
through an awful railroad wreck. It
teaches us that we ought to be on our guard
every moment of our life. "Who knows
when the dread summons shall be sounded;
the mystery of the hour yet unborn is full
of profound meaning."
The services was continued at the grave.
Captain McClenan, Chaplain of the Begi
ment, read the burial service, and six of the
company lowered the coffin into the grave.
Gen. Pearson was present with the regi
ment. ALL DDE TO A PILE OF STBAW.
What Dr. Heiber Says of n Fever Fntlent's
Dr. Heiber tells a reporter that at the
corner of Liberty and Thirtieth streets a
large amount of straw is scattered about,
and that whenever a rain occurs the straw
is saturated and a decomposition in the re
sult. This creates a bad gas and poisons
the air, and the residents or pedestrians who
pass that way-are very liable to contract a
malarial fever, if not typhoid.
The doctor went on to state that he was
called in to see a lady living in the neigh
borhood. She looked, he said, the picture
of agony. Her tongue and mouth were
parched, her skin was unnatural, her tem
perature stood at 112 and her pulse 125.
"This," said the Doctor, "was wholly the
result of breathing the nauseous gas from
the decomposing pile of straw. Typhoid
fever is brought on, in a number of cases, by
inhaling this decomposed vegetable matter.
"Where this hay and straw is scattered, on
Liberty street, there is no possible drainage,
and bad pools of water lodge here and there
in the patch, which is very injurious to
health. "Whenever a nuisance becomes dan
gerous it certainly ought to be suppressed,
and this straw patch on Liberty street is un
FOE EtCKLESS DEIYING.
Two Men Get Into Tronblo Over the Way
Thry Ilnndle Ilarici.
Saturday night, about O o'clock, "William
Turner and Samyel Bray's ice wagon was
standing in front of Lawler's saloon in Oak
land. As Turner was in a hurry to get
home, he jumped on the wagon, and, strik
ing the horses a smart blow, started down
Fifth avenue at a breakneck pace.
Three ladies happened to be crossing at
the time, near the corner of Boquet street
and narrowly escaped. Officer "Wacter
followed the men on a cable car, and secured
their arrest, after a struggle, at the stables
near Aiken avenue. Bray was locked up
in the Fourteenth ward station; Turner was
released upon a forfeit of 50.
Bray was charged with interfering with an
officer; Turner with reckless driving. Al
derman Hyndman fined the former $10 and
costs, and the latter $5 and costs. O
IT WAS A SUDDEN SHOCK.
Family and Friends ol William Thaw Didn't
Dream He Was III.
"With regard to the news from Europe
concerning the death of "William Thaw, it
was published yesterday that the first inti
mation the family received in Pitts
burg of his serious illness in Paris came on
"Wednesday. That was inaccurate. The
two cablegrams, which came within half an
hour of each other, Saturday forenoon,
brought the first and only intimation the
family had of any illness whatever in Mr.
Thaw's case. Hence the sad intelligence
was as great a shook to the family as to the
community, for none of them had dreamt of
such a bereavement until the indication of
the end was at hand.
No further intelligence from Paris
reached the family yesterday, and just what
further arrangements as to obsequies,
etc, will be made cannot now be outlined
ABOUT POSTMASTER PATTEES0N.
Denies lie Got Up a Petition for His
Retention at Station B.
A rumor was current that Robert Patter
son, Superintendent of Mails at Station B,
Lawrenceville, bad a petition out for his re
tention. Mr. Patterson denies that he is in
any way connected with getting a petition
up. He did, however, hear that such a
movement was on foot among the residents
of the Seventeenth ward.
Mr. Patterson said he went to individual
expense to procure for Lawrenceville a
separate postal service; that the Govern
ment has a lease upon his place until June
1, 1891, and that if his term was prolonged
he would not object.
0NLI A SCALP WOUND.
Italian Hits Patrick Sweeney on
Head With n Brick.
Last night about 11 o'clock Patrick
Sweeney was struck on the head with a brick
during a quarrel with an Italian at the
corner ot Fourth avenne and Market street.
Constable Porter, of Alderman McMasters'
office, saw.the fight and arrested the Italian,
who gave his name as Frank Pastro at Cen
tral station. Sweeney was also taken to
Central with an ugly-looking cut on his
head, which was thought to be dangerous,
but when sent to the Homeopathic Hos
pital later was pronounced but a scalp
WHO CEUSnED HIS HEAD?
A Man Who Fought With Others May Yield
to Brain Trouble.
At a late hour Saturday night Thomas
Herron, Frank O'Hara and a man named
Sheridan fought at the corner of Browns
ville avenue and William street, Southside1.
Sheridan was struck on the head with a
cobble stone, or some blunt instrument, and
had a large gash cnt in his scalp. A physi
cian sewed up the wound.
Yesterday Sheridan was in a rather serious
condition. Brain tronble may result from
the wound. No arrests have been made.
In Sore Distress.
Mrs. John Daley, the wife of a Southside
peddler, is lying dangerously ill of the ty
phoid fever at her home on Mary street
iier twin Dabies. olea on Saturday. The I sojourning there with his friends. He will
family is in distress, and the mother may I be interred at Manor Dale Cemetety, West
die at ny moment jmorelandcounty,at2F.M.today. '-
WAS IT HYPNOTISM?
The Last Chapter in a Case Which
Caused Widespread Comment.
P. V. KENT CASE NOT CREDITED BT
Christine Hornberger, Who Alleged
Controlled Her Mesmerically.
EESOLTED IKT0 SIMPLEST INSAKITT
A recent remarkable case of alleged mes
merism or hypnotic force has been recalled
to the public mind by the death of Peter T.
Keitz, of No. 51 South Twelfth street.
About nine months since Christine Horn
berger, a powerfully built and not at all ill
looking young woman of tbe Southside,
bobbed into public view, dragging Mr.
Keitz with" her, very unwillingly upon his
part. Christine claimed that Keitz had
mesmerized her so effectually that his influ
ence was apparent, absent or present. Im
pressed in this manner, she proceeded to
make Keitz's life a burden. She waylaid
him at all times, and even dragged him out
of bed at all hours of the night to listen to
her incoherent protestations of love, and
finally became so demonstrative that he was
forced to invoke tbe police. The girl was
arrested and received a jury trial
Her testimony created a national sensa
tion. She alleged that Keitz had mes
merized her, and that her own volition had
completely disappeared under tbe influence
of his hypnotic power. Her side of the
story was so strongly put that, despite
Keitz's angry denials of the possession of
any such power, a great many people set it
down as a well-satisfied instance of the
rOECE OF MESMEBIC POWEB.
The jury found she was mentally un
balanced, but the Judge sent her home with
some good advice. She said at the
time that, although she intended to combat
her delusions, she was airaid that Keitz's
power over her was too strong. Sure enough,
in a few days Keitz wrathfully complained
ot renewed attentions. The girl was then
examined by physicians and committed to
Had Keitz's death disenthralled Christine
Hornberger's reason, the case would have
been one ot thennost remarkable on record,
and those skeptical 'of the existence of mes
meris or hypnotic power would have been at
'their wits end to explain the hypothesis.
For this reasou a Dispatch reporter went
to Dixmont vesterday to discover what
effect had resulted from tbe death of Keitz,
and whether the mind of tbe woman had re
gained its clearness by death's removal of
her source of insanity.
Dr. H. V. Hutchinson, Superintendent
of Dixmont, talked readily upon the rase:
"I have been watching the patient ever
since her detention here, and have thought
that she was an interesting psychological
stndy. I was present when she saw and read
the item in The Dispatch announcing the
death of Keitz. It
MADE NO DISTINCT IMPBESSION
upon the faculties. She simply remarked
that she did not believe he was dead, and,
when pressed for a reason, said he could not
be dead, as she still felt his influence upon
her. So the case resolves itself into a simple
matter of lllusionary insanity.
"It is a peculiar tact that those who have
kindred delusions with hers in regard to
persons never cease to defend their theories.
There are many insane people who in lucid
moments can be brought to Delieve tacts.
But those who have delusions reject any
and everything that may be in opposition
to their pet notion. It is a very common
form of insanity. This young woman' has
been a very mild patient. In fact, patients
with delusions are as a rule quiet and un
demonstrative. "We have one patient who is firmly con
vinced that I am Mr. Paruell, and who
never calls me anything else until the mopn
chances, and then she addresses me as An
The Hornberger incident having been ex
hausted, a proposition to go through tbe
hospital was agreed to gladly. Dr. Hutchin
son was questioned in regard to "William
Thaw's connection with Dixmont. The
Doctor said: "Mr. Thaw maintained several
patients at Dixmont, and we. of course, feel
some enriosity in regard to his directions,
legal or otherwise. He was a generous
friend of the institution."
FREEDOM FOB CEBTAIN PATIENTS.
Passing into a long corridor with cosy
rooms at each side, Dr. Hutchinson stated
that with some doubt in the matter, it
had lately been determined to allow
the quieter female patients free access
to a portion of the grounds of the institu
tion opening directly upon the high road.
The experiment had been a perfect success,
noneot the patients manifesting tbe slight
est intention of escape, and the fresh air and
snnlight having a very salutary effect upon
the health of those deemed safe to be trusted.
The reporter glanced into the garden and
saw tbe group ol women disposed on settees
or moving around with as much self-possession
as if at a tea fight or a tennis party.
The only element ot irrationalism was con
tributed by a tall woman who was moving
rapidly around shaking hands with every-
hoHv in n. irrntesnn fnnnlnn
"I wish von would urge the public," sail
Dr. Hutchinson, "to contribute reading
matter to the hospital. "We conld nrofit-
ably use almost any amount of light or in
structive literature, and we feel sure that a
generous response will be made to this re
quest." FEAES OP HYDEOPUOBIA.'
A "Young Lady, Bitten by a Dob, Is Afraid
of That Disease.
Yesterday alternoon a prominent yonng
lady of Mt. Oliver was bitten in the hand
by a large Newfoundland dog. The family
was very much frightened, and ordered the
dog shot, but their physician interfered, and
advised that the dog b'e locked up for ten
days, to see if rabies set in.
A short time ago another Southside lady
was bitten by a dog. and, being of nervous
disposition, she became hysterical. The
familv thought she had hydrophobia and
called in several physicians, among them
Dr. McCann. He examined the patient
very closely, and gave it as his opinion that
one symptom of the disease was absent, or
he would be compelled to pronounce it
rabies. That symptom, he said, was a very
important one. The patient did not bark
alter the canine manner. Mirth took the
place of gravity, and the patient quickly re
covered. A BATTLE IN THE STEEETS.
Two Men Have a Regular Mill In the Middle
of the Street.
Last night Officer Leaver noticed a large
crowd at the corner of Liberty and "Water
streets, and found two men fighting a battle
in regular pugilistic style. Their coats
were off, and a ring hod been formed by the
obliging crowd. He called to them to stop;
but. receiving no attention either from the
fighters or the crowd, he went after assist
ance. "When he reached the ground, in company
with Captain TJnterbaum and two other offi
cers, the mill was still in progress, and' the
fighters were arrested and taken to the sta
tion. Neither mau was much hart, and
both refused to talk of the cause of the quar
rel. They gave their names as Steve Toole,
of "Water street, and Barney Smith, of
Dr. Duff's Uncle Dead.
Abram Duff, of Braddock, only brother
of the late Dr. James H. Duff, and uncle of
Dr. J. Milton Duff, of Carson street, South
side, died yesterday at Murraysville while
IN FDLL BLAST.
Lemonade Qnlnn Did a Bashing; Business
Yesterday Kaereher Was Sick, bat
Had Ills Lemonade Heady.
Of the Sunday sellers Lemonade Quinn,
at the Casino stand, was the only one who
was running yesterday in full blast Milk
shake Martin's place was closed, and he
gave as a reason for not selling that his wife
was sick; likewise Kaereher, the Allegheny,
man, was ill himself, and no soda water
water passed over his counter.
"I know all the L. and O. spies," said
"Lemonade" Quinn last night "I didn't
see any of them around, except at noon I
saw a man across the street, wearing blue
spectacles, who was writing something
down in a book, and they told me he was a
Law and Order agent If he is he is a new
man on me."
"Lemonade" had a signposted statingjyes
terday would be his last daT at the Casino
stand, and that he intended removing to the
Exposition grounds. Either the threat of
the Law and Oorder Society to arrest the
buyers had little effect, or most of the peo
ple were ignorant of it. Tor Quinn's stand
was crowded with people all day long drink
ing lemonade and milk.
A. J. Kaereher regretted he could not be
open, because of tbe threat of Alderman
Carlisle to punish purchasers. He had sev
eral barrels of lemonade made, all of which
was a dead loss. He didn't care to intrust
the business to a clerk, for the reason that
he didn't want anybody involved for him.
"Lemonade" Quinn said he could easily
afford to pay his fine out of the day's prof
its, and if that wasn't the cose he would
A BUILDING GIYES WAT.
Eble'a Drag Store Slipped From Its
The drug store of Charles Eble, Penn
avenue, East End, slipped from its founda
tion early yesterday morning, and was dam
aged to the extent of $5,000 or 56,000. The
building, which was a two-story pressed
brick structure, was built about five years
ago. A short time ago Mr. Eble discovered
that the upper wall was weak, and he took
steps to have it replaced with a new and
He had been working on the foundation
on Saturday, and to-day the old wall was to
be torn out It had been weakened some
what by the excavation, and at 3 o'clock
yesterday morninjr it gave way, letting the
building down six inches, breaking the
large plate glass windows in thefront and
completely wrecking the building. The
family who occupied the second story of the
house" were startled by the noise, and on
goine down stairs found the stock scattered
all over tbe floor. Mrs. Eble was badly
The wrecked tbuilding proved quite an
attraction to sightseers yesterday, many
thousands gathering around it The police
were kept busy all day keeping the crowds
away. They were obliged to stretch wires
across the pavement and in front of the,
Bnilding Inspector Hoffman condemned
the buiiding yesterday.
Shell .Men Get Away In Tims to Dodge
It was reported to Acting Chief of Police
Glenn, of Allegheny yesterday that a couple
of shell men work the people along the
Perrysville road, near the city .line, every
Sunday afternoon. Detectives Johnston
and Thornton went out vesterday and found
the men just ready for business. They had
arranged some barrels alongside of the road,
on which they had their apparatus, and
were ready to gather in the shekels.
Some one warned the men that the officers
were coming, and they escaped.
HITHER AND THITHER.
Movements of FIttsbargers and (Others of
Chief Justice Fuller was on the limited,
last evening goine to Chicago from Cresson.
The Judge's daughters are spending tbe sum
mer in the Alleghenles. and he manages to
visit them once a week. The Judge moved un
easily when asked for an opinion about the
killing of Judee Terry, and he declined to ex
press himself on the legality of the act of tbe
marshal. "I haven't been on tbe bench long
enough," be said, "to know whether or not It is
tbe custom to provide a Judge with a body
guard, but I can't see why they arrested Justice
Field, ana I do not think they can hold him. I
heard that Terry had made threats against the
life of the Judge, but had never seen, any au
thentic statement Judge Field is not a man to
shirk his duty, and no threats of any kind
would keep him from doing his duty, i I can't
say any more about it What I know I have
gleaned from the papers."
"W. J. Brennen denied last night that
while in Philadelphia he called on Congress
man Randall. He stated that ho Is opposed to
Blgler ahd all othor federal offlcers for State
Treasurer, and he does not believe Mr. Blgler
is a candidate. When asked whom he would
support be replied: "I am not for anybody in
particular. I do not take any stock in the
theory that Scott and Wallace are pulling to
gether to capture the Legislature and make
Scott United States Senator and Wallace Gov
ernor. I dont believe Scott could get the leg
islators to vote for him: besides it would cost
money, and Mr. Scott has not been known to
give up much stuff."
Chief Clerk Frank Sheffler, of the
Seventh Avenue, is back at his post with a
well-tanned face and tbe sand of the seashore
still sticking in his hair. He spent some time
at Coney Island and made a nylne trio tbroueh
the beautiful Cumberland Valley, his old
George Carrier, J. M. Lysinger, B. K.
Hill, Misses Agnes Creelman, Bella Scott May
W. Stewart Lotta M. Stevenson and Maggie
B. Matthews have returned home from Lake
Chautauqua, where they have been spending a
month's most enjoyable time as aparty.
Miss Kate Clark, daughter of Dr. H. H.
Clark, of Lawrenceville, left Friday for Atlan
tic City. Miss Jessie Clark returned yesterday
from Wildwood, where she had been visiting, f
"W. A. Sproull, commercial agent of thfe
Chicago and Alton, went to Cleveland. H1
will attend the annual meeting of contracting!
HgCUM tt 4)11U11C41'U1J3 bU45 WCQK.
E. E. Bonneville, one of the clerks at!
the Anderson Hotel, not back from Old Pnint
Comfort last night. He spent a pleasant two A
weeks at this Southern resort. (1
James Kerr, foreman of patrol company
No. 2. Allecheny,left on Saturday, in company
with his wife and family, for an Eastern tour.
Mr. Blanchard, who permanently re
sides on the Chautauqua Assembly grounds, is
visiting Dr. J.J. Covert, Forty-fourth street.
Dr. "W. J. Biggs, of No. 89 South Fif
teenth treet who has been lying very ill at his
Homo xor a. ween, ra convalescing.
Coroner McDowell and John McKind
ley returned from a week's vacation at Atlan
tic City yesterday afternoon.
A. F. Hnfindgel and Miss Hufindgel,
of Forty-first street, have gone to Atlantic City
to spend tbe next two weeks.
Daniel Eagan, of Sharon, and "William
Figott of Hubbard, are among the arrivals at
the Monongabela House.
James E. Brown, of South Hiland ave
nue, returned Saturday trom a trip to Atlantic
City and tbe Metropolis.
Albert Menjon, the accomplished stew
ard of tbe Duquesne Hotel, returned from his
weaaing trip yesieraay.
Francis H. Baylor, of Philadelphia,
and F. S. Newman and wife, of Springfield, are
at the Anderson.
B. F. Jones returned from Cresson last
evening where he spent Sunday at his mount-'
Mrs. Henry Schmitt, of Butler street,
has gone to Ebensburg until the end of the
Colonel "W. A. Stone started for Phila
delphia to, try a case in the United States
"Walter Phelps, night clerk at the An
derson, expects to Jeave this week on bis vaca
tion. F. L. Desmuks and O. "W. M. Lester,
of Nashville, are stopping at the Duquesne.
Harry Holdane, the shipping agent of
tbe National Tube Works, left tor Chicago.
Beman Gates and wife, 'of Marietta, axe
-registered at the Seventh Avenue Hotel. ' J
MONDAY,, --AUGUST- 19,
THEY WON'T COMBINE
The Window Glassworkers Befose to
Join a Big Labor Trust.
JOSEPH L E7AHS TELLS A BEASOIf.
He BeliOTC3 it Is Dae to the Censure ot La
ADVANTAGES THE TKUST MIGHT YIELD
The proposed combination of all the
glassworkers in the country is causing a
great deal of comment among prominent
labor leaders of this city. They all agree
that such a trust, formed by the workers,
would be of the greatest importance to the
entire glass trade ot America.
Joseph L. Evans, President of the Central
Trades Council, was spoken to on the sub
ject yesterday afternoon, and some interest
ing information was obtained from him.
"The combination would make a very
formidable trust," said Mr. Evans, "and its
influence would be felt throughout theglass
working districts of the country. The three
glassworkers' organizations in existence are
the most powerful factbrs in the united
labor world of this country.
"The Window Glassworkers Association,
for instance, is one of the strongest bodies in
the world. They number 3,600 men, and
there is not a single non-unionist of their
trade in the country. I know President
James Campbell takes the credit of this
fact; but of course I do not agree with him
any more on that point than on many
All. BIO AJTD STEONO.
"The American Flint Glass Association is
another powerlul body of organized work
men, numbering, I bolieve, about 7,000
members. It also includes every man work
ing in the trade. "With the Bottle Blowers'
Union I am the least acquainted. They
have about 4,000 members, and there are
very Tew, if any, scabs in the business.
"Now, as I understand it, a proposition
has been made that these three organiza
tions form an alliance to assist each other in
any strike or other difficulty with the man
ufacturers, and in my opinion such an alli
ance would be an accomplishment of which
organized labor might justly be proud."
"Then what is the objection to making
such a combination?"
"Simply this: the "Window Glasswork
ers' Association will not join, and ot course,
unless they do, the combination cannot be
"But why does the "Window Glass Asso
ciation hold back?"
"Because its officials have a little grudge
against the Bottle Blowers' Union, that is
all. "Why, don't you remember that the bot
tle blowers were the first who insisted upon
an investigation into the matter of having
those foreign window glassblowers brought
over from England?
MB. CAMPBELL DOES NOT FOBOET.
"Well, Mr. Campbell does not forget these
little things, and he now endeavors to get
even by refusing to join the combination.
At the meeting in Philadelphia last Friday
night all tbe glassworkers' organizations, ex
cept the "Window "Workers' Association,
were represented. Had a committee of the
window workers been there all would have
been settled. They had been invited, but
Mr. Campbell ignored the invitation; that
is all, and the meeting was adjourned."
"Do you think the scheme will ever be
"Oh, yes; the combination will come some
day, because the mutual protection of the
workers demands it; but when it will come
is hard to say. I do not think anything will
be done belore the investigation into the
case against Campbell shall have termi
nated." TO MAKE GUT GEASS ALSO.
A New Industry for the City Which Already
Produces All Other Kinds of Glass
Why tho Projectors Hope.
The many and flourishing industries of
Pittsburg are to be increased by another a
glass cutting establishment A reporter
talked to one ol the salesmen a few days
since at the Monongahela House, and that
gentleman said: "There is not a
branch of the glass trade that has
shown such a boom within the last year or
so as the glass cutting trade. This busi
ness, you must know, is comparatively new
in this country. Until a lew sears ago
there was only one firm in the East which
did any glass cutting. That firm had a
monopoly until about two years ago, when
a number of cutting honses sprang into ex
istence, and since then the trade has grown
William Smith, President of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Union, said: "There is no
doubt that glass cutting is becoming quite
an American industry,"aad. from the work
done in that line by this country's cutters,
the Europeans will soon lose their old fame.
Of course there are still comparatively few
cutters in this country; but, within the
last year, they have quickly increased over
20 per cent. "What is the reason? Why,
there is a greater demand for cut glass now
than ever. People have come to admire the
beautiful works of art, as you might call
them, that now come into our market, and
articles in cut glass are bought instead of
"Then, again, yon must consider the
enormous price of some of these fine pieces
of ware, and the very expense of them has
made them fashionable among tbe rich, and
on that account the demand has increased."
"Is there a single cut-glass factory in
"No, not yet; but there will be very soon.
Some glassmen, and men whom I know to
be thorough business people, came to me a
lev days ago and told me they were contem
plating the establishment of a glass cutting
house here. But, of course, as they enjoined
me not to mention anything furlhenabout it,
I am not at liberty to disclose their names."
THE GERMAN TKADES ASSEMBLY.
Reports Heard from Bakers', Brewers'
and Clgnr Makers' Committees.
The German Trades Assembly met yester
day. The committee appointed to confer
with the Central Trades Council and with
the Directors of the Exposition with regard
to the employment of union musicians, say
they have a document in which the directors
pledge themselves to employ none but union
Report was made that a firm in Chicago
was issuing a bogus cigar label, differing
frorti the Cigar Makers' Union. Mr.
Strasser, Secretary, was appointed to fight
the Chicago firm. The regulations issued by
the Brewers' Union No. 22 were approved.
A delegation of the Bakers' Union asked
the support of the assembly to settle a diffi
culty with a baker. A committee wasap-
A Scant Attendance.
The boiler-makers of this city were to
have heloa meeting yesterday afternoon in
K. of L. Hall, to form the basis of anew
scale of wfes. There were only a few pres
ent, however, and the meeting was ad
journed. (They will meet again next
Wednesday evening. J
PLANNIGAN'S SUNDAY LUSGS.
For Lying; Down and Brenklns the Peace
With Them, lie Suffers.
Patrick Fla.nnigan, an elderly gentleman,
was arrested by Officer Schaffer yesterday at
Carson street (near the Point Bridge and
sent to the Thirty-sixth ward station,
charged with jacting in disorderly way.
Flannigan, it is said, was lying on his back
in the street and was eivintr vent to a num
ber of terrific hoops, notln keeping with
Ihe Sabbath dan
That's What a Cincinnati Paper Seems ta
Think of a Pittsburg Traveling- Man
Al. Carlisle the Man.
Speaking of Pittsburg's contribution to
Ohio's list of Democratic Governor-makers,
the Cincinnati Enquirer of Saturday had
tna following interesting bit of gossip:
"One of the most noted ot the opponents
of Campbell is Al. Carlisle, a traveling
man from Pittsburg, but whose home is in
Columbiana county, O. He takes a great
deal of interest in the Democratic
party of this State, and has more or less
work to do in every campaign. Under the
guise of a traveling man, he comes very
handy as an instrument of the Democratic
State Executive Committee.
"He struck the town plat last evening,
and as he entered the Neil Honse from a
northern direction, grip in hand, he met A.
"W. Thurman, who had just come up from
the South, armed with an umbrella. They
met by chance in the lobby, when, after
registering, the two took a walk, which
lasted for about 2 hours or,, at least, they
were absent about that length of time.
"Carlisle was at one time in charge of
the "Wallace boom, but threw up the
sponge, and has of late been sailing in for
another fellow, that fellow being Larry
"What Thurman and Carlisle walked and
talked abont only the twinkling stars are
supposed to know. "What they wrestled
with was most probably the course to pur
sue in tbe Campbell Convention to be held
"To-day Xawrence T. Neal made his ap
pearance at the Neil House. He did not
register, but in a very short time took an
excursion up the elevator to the room of the
aforesaid Al. Carlisle. They communed for
quite a while. At what hour Neat left
town is not known. In the language of a
well-known politician of this county, There's
a hen on. "
THEEE HURT SERIOUSLY.
The Condition of Those Injured la Friday's
West Penu Wreck.
Inquiry was made at tbe Allegheny Gen
eral Hospital last night regarding the
patients that were taken there through Fri
day's accident on the "West Penn Bailroad,
near Freeport It was learned that Mr. and
Mrs. Graff were able to be removed to their
home, Mr. Graff had so far recovered that
it is probable be will soon be at his business
again. Mrs. Graff, however, is not quite to
convalescent but is out of danger.
Ex-Mayor Lyon is progressing rapidly to
ward recovery. It will be some time before
his fractured collar bone is well; and, "It is
impossible," said the doctor, "to determine
when it will be wise to allow him to leave
the hospital. Jacob Dormer's condition is
the most serious of all. The greatest diffi
culty we have is to prevent him contracting
pneumonia. His lungs are much inflamed,
and it will take very little to develop? "into
pneumonia." The physicians will not
venture to say that Mr. Dormer will get
General Bowley has considerably im
proved. He has had a bad shaking up, and
It is wonderful that a man of 82 years,
weighing 240, can be reported "rapidly im
proving." Captain Jones has been hurt very seriously,
and when a Dispatch reporter saw and
spoke with him last night, he appeared to
be suffering great agony. The left eye and
cheek are black, his side has been bruised,
and he is internally hurt Mrs. Jones is
Lewis N. McMullen, Esq., of 82 Tremont
street, Allegheny, who was in the wreck,
was much more seriously hurt than was
first reported. It was only thought that he
had some slight bruises about the head and
shoulders; but he was injured internally,
REDDY M'CALL CAUGHT.
He Was Arrested as He Wns Abont ta Skip
the Town Near Bis Home.
James McCall, better known as "Beddy,".
another of the Bander gang, was arrested
early yesterday morning at his home on
Jones avenue, on a warrant from Magistrate
Hyndman's office, where there are three
charges of conspiracy against him.
McCall has been absent from the city for
the past two weeks, visiting friends at
"Washington, but returned late Saturday
night The officers, hearing of his return,
went to his house, and got there jnst in
time to capture him as he was leaving the
house with a bundle, ready to skip the town.
He was locked up in the Twelfth ward sta
tion, and transferred to the Nineteenth ward
station by Inspector Whitehouse yesterday
M'LVALLY STILL LIYES.
The Braddock Police Are Searching for the
Man Who Shot Him.
John Mclnally, who was shot last night
at Braddock, and who was thought to be
mortally wounded, and perhaps is, is still
alive. The Hungarian is still at liberty, as
are also all four of those who were with him
when the shooting occurred.
The name of the assailant of Mclnally is
John KIru alias Albert Birdki. He worked
at the Edgar Thomson at one time, but has
recently been employed at Duquesne. He
is well known in police circles at Braddock,
having been arrested often for minor misde
meanors. The police are still pushing their
search for him. It is thought he is con
cealed by friends.
MeGovern Was Arrested.
James MeGovern and another man were
fighting on First avenue last evening, so'it
is asserted, and when Officer Devlin tried
to arrest them the officer states they attacked
him. He managed to bring MeGovern to
Central station, but the other man escaped.
Devlin was kicked in the breast and lost
some of his buttons in the row.
Liable to Die.
The condition of Mrs. Keefer, her daugh
ter and Mrs. Munser, who were injured in
the wreck on the West Penn road, was con
sidered very serious last night They live
on Fifteenth street
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day la Two Cities Condensed
far Ready Reading.
To-morrow will be cholera day in St
Michael's R.C. Church. During tbe day spe
cial services will be held in honor of St. Roque.
When the cholera visited this city. In 1854, it
made great ravages in St Michael's congrega
tion and the priests of tbe parish implored the
special intervention of St. Boque. This was
the origin of tho holiday.
Sous Jones, James Smith, John Morrison
and William "Williams were singing on South
Fifteenth street last night Officer Byron or
dered tbe melody to cease, but tbe oholrsters
disobeyed and were locked up in the Twenty-
A SMALL robbery occurred early yesterday
morning, the stand of P. Bertoni, at H o. 169
Fifth avenue, beinjr entered and H SO and a lot
of cigars taken. Tho theft was not discovered
until after daylight and there is no clew to the
One hnndred and sixty children were ini
tiated into the Sodality of tbe Virgin Mary at
St. Michael's German R. C. Church yesterday.
There were no services at tbe county jail
yesterday, owing to a misunderstanding as to
the appointment of ministers for the day.
Yesterday a son of Leonard Beach, ot
South Thirtieth street, fell on a broken bottle
and severed an artery in his arm.
B. G. Bratjquan, of Allegheny, was sent to
tbe workhouse lor thirty days for threatening
to sue his daughter.
Two more typhoid fever patients were re
ceived at the Mercy Hospital yesterday, mak
"Wilms Cosnob, of the St Paul Orphan
Asylum, fell and broke his arm while playing
A piece of ore fell on James Cauley's bead,
cutting it severely, at Shoenberger's mill yes
terday. The ice men of this city held their regular I
X meeting i
in K, of L. Hall jetteraay. J
A THBEE-CMT CUT.
The C., B. N.'s 7-Cent Bate on Iron
in Carloads to St. Paul
FEOM THE PITTSBDEG TEEEITORT.
Tie Slash Is Supposed to be a Slap at the
Kail and Lake Lines.
LOCAL IEOff SHIPPEEB BEHEFITED
"With the exception of a few cheap com
modity rates that went into effect early in
July, on the Chicago, Burlington and
Northern, there have been 'no reductions in
"Western rates since January. The rail
roads have been congratulating themselves
on their ability to maintain tariffs. Now
comes the C, B. & N. again, and announces
a reduction of 3 cents per 100 pounds on
articles of iron and steel manu
facture in car loads from Pittsburg
and points taking Pittsburg rates
to St Paul, Minneapolis, Minn., transfer,
"Winona and Lacrosse. The cut will apply
also from "Wheeling, Youngstown, Newcas
tle and the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys.
The new rates will be 7 cents, makine a
through rate of 18 cents, or only 1 cent
higher than tbe rail and lake rates. They
will go into effect to-day.
IT PUZZLES THEM ALL.
The circular announcing the reduction is
signed by "W. B. Hamlin, General Freight
Agent of tbe Chicago, Burlington and
Northern. Usually such circulars are
signed by the officials of the Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy, who control the former
road. It looks as if the "Q.," though al
ways aggressive, has nothing to do with the
The local representatives could give no
explanation of the reduction, unless the
trunk lines have been guilty of some under
handed work with the rail and lake lines,
and the C, B. & N. had discovered it,
and took this method to square the account.
The agents do not .believe it is a direct
slap at the other St Paul roads, and the
supposition is the latter roads will meet the
"What effect the reduction will have on
the trunk lines who are now figuring on an
advance in iron rates to be made September
1 is yet to be seen. It is expected the old
iron rates will be restored, and possibly
the less than car load rate will be
made 35 cents from New York to Chicago,
6 cents more than it was before the last
great cut was made. The Pittsburg rates
depend altogether on the Chicago basis, and
the manufacturers are anxiously waiting
the decision of the trunk lines before they
make their fall contracts.
an iiimedJate EFFECT.
The Northwestern reduction will be good
news to tbe local shippers. On the strength
of tbe cut the agents of the Chicago, Bur
lington and Northern scooped considerable
Pittsburg business on Saturday, and even
succeeded in stopping several cars oi iron
.that were being loaded.
The present iron rate from Chicago to the
Northwest is 10 cents in carload lots. Last
summer it was 9 cents, but a rate as low as
7 cents has not been offered within the past
two years. A proportionate cnt is also
made from seaboard points to the North
western territory. The cut will have a
strong tendency to demoralize "Western
rates, which have been steadily maintained
up to this time. Though the navigation
season is almost over the rail and lake lines
will have to do something to hold the busi
ness for tbe balance of the season. "While
the roads are cutting the shippers reap the
profits, and the stockholders are left
Atways use Piatt's Chlorides for house
hold disinfection. You will like it
1 A Doty Becomes a Flemore
"When that duty is to patronize a home in
dustry, and that industry is the manufacture
of excellent beer. Frauenheim & Vilsack's
"Pittsburg Beer" is home brewed and in
comparably the finest beer in the market
Short Lengths 40-Cent Scotch Glnhnmi,15
A yard good satines at 6 cents. Come
to-day. Jos. Horns & Co.'s
Penn Avenne Stores.
... B. dcB.
Special-sale ginghams this morning. See
our ad. on -filth page. Boggs & Buhl.
Cabinet photos,. 89e per doz. Lies' Pop
ular Gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st aiwrsu
Weakness, Indisposition to Work,
Headache, Dullness, Heaviness,
Lack of Appetite, Constlnatlon,
all Indicate that you need a" few doses
of the genuine
Dr. McLane's Celebrated
They strengthen the weak and purify the
They are prepared from the purest
materials and put up with the great
est care by
Be sure you get tbe genuine Count
erfeits are made in St Louis.
Kid Gloves, very stylish.
We are agents for "Foster Hooks" and
Centsmeri Kid Gloves.
UMBRELLAS. See our stock, natural, gold
and silver mountings, SOc up.
FAST BLACK HOSE;
the best In the two cities, 15c, 23c and SOc pair.
CORSETS. ' v
No aches or pains if you wear our Glove
. Fitting Corsets.
" " .
T T T
ion Federal Street,
PE1VATE PK0PERTI EIGHTS.
SnbJectof Ber. William Robertson's Dis
course Hs DIflers From Hearr George
There Should be Same Limit.
The Bev. "William Robertson chose this
suoject for his discourse at the Grand Army
Hall, Allegheny: "Private property la
land just and right, but limited."
"All men have an equal right to the
natural land, irrespective of improvements,"
the reverend gentleman announced. "I also
believe that any man has thf right to own
private property, and while I have the high
est regard for Mr. Henry George, I do not
coincide with his views of considering every
private property holder a robber. The sys
tem of private property was already intro
duced when Canaan was divided among the
children of Israel.
J'However, I think that the ownership of
private, property should be limited, and for
several reasons. For instance, if the welfare
of the country demands from atnan to ven
ture his life on the battlefield, it is a proof
that he is not absolute owner of his owa
life and body. As the Government has a
Tls i draft a maa ia times of "".
should also have the right to takepossessioa
of private property if circumstances de
mand it. WtliTn shaT, an -n.-AnM .
.. ...... uhm.- um ,uicuuj uvea
not seem probable at present there may
come a time when the increased population
will demand it And if no provision ii
? j S. ln ,that direction America may yet
find herself in the same position asEngland
is to-day, where the entire country is owned
by a few individuals.
it "Xh2 visbJ of Private property should be
limited by the State as to the amount each
man is entitled to. Of course if he acquires
more by purchase such a contract should
hold good during the purchaser's lifetime,
but at his death anything exceeding that
amount should revert to the State."
They Were Disorderly.
John Euch and "Willie Sloan, boys, have
been arrested by Officer "Wachter on the
charge of disorderly conduct He says they
are in the habit of throwing stones at
passenger trains on the Pennsylvania rail
road, near Ben Venue. Both are residents
JDS. HDRNE i CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
More surprises this week in the way
of extreme low prices, prices to finish
up summer dress stuffs this week.
Fine wool SO-lnch Check and Striped
Suitings SI 25 quality marked down to
75c a yard.
One lot of Silk and Wool Mixture
from SI to SOc.
One lot all-wool Gray and Bro,
Mixed SO-lnch Saltings.
A little lot of yard wide all-wool
Plaids at 35c a yard.
School Dress Stuffs and House.
"Wrapper Goods at 50c, down from Jl
First appearance now, here and thert
ln this big dress goods stock, of new
arrivals of foreign dress fabrics, hints
of the oncoming tide of all the best
that's woven In France, Germany and
The fact that wool Is en the rise
doesn't affect our dress goods prices
one cent Best to buy here then.
Wash Goods Department-On the
counter near the door to-day, over one
hnndred pieces of .Plain and Fanes?
French Satines finest quality, SOc, 37Jfo
and 0c sorts at 15c a yard. Some
others, too French ones at 12fc a yard;
12c American Satines down tocc.
This Is the last chance on these Wash
Goods for this season.
Ginghams. 10c ones, in plain colors,
down to 15c All remnants fancy 10a
styles at 20c a yard.
Cloak: Room Special One hundred
Black Stockinette Jackets, sizes 33 to H
bust measure, full weights, your cbolea
t S3, S3 60 and U 50; the greatest bar
gain you were ever offered.
The bargain sale of Irish and Scotch
Table Linens a great opportunity to
The prices are the lowest on fine,
heavy pure Linen Damasks.
JDS. HDRNE I CD. '3
PENN AVENUE STORES.
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