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i EXCESS OF LAGER
Jeer Caused a Lively Disturb
ance last Night at
HAMMEL'S PICNIC GBOVE.
A Scene of Wild Confusion Sup
pressed by Police Officers.
GLASSES FLEW LIKE HAILSTONES
And Broken Heads as Well as SeTeral
A DAI OP PLEASURE KDS IN EIOT.
The Kammelsburg, or Hammell's, grove
on Mount Oliver was the scene of one of tbe
liveliest rows last nieht that has probably
ever occurred in that part of the city.
The Bavarian Beneficial Association, an
organization of Germans from all over the
two cities, held their seventh annual picnic
.on the Mount yesterday. Their celebrations
are always attended with diversified amuse
ments, and they have on that account been
a great attraction for the Germans. There
-were about 500 people present A license had
been secured for the day, and the tickets for
admissions were put at $2 per head. This en
titled tbe visitors to all the refreshments
without charge, a fact which was plainly
Btated on the card of admission. Tbe South
side police authorities, who 'anticipated that
there was a probability of great vivacity at
the grove, had two policemen detailed to
watch the proceedings. About 8 o'clock
Inspector McKelvey and Captain Stewart
went up the hill to see how things were
progressing. But they had hardly arrived
within earshot of the grove when they heard
a howling and screeching as it the gates of
Inferno had been opened.
Arrived within the grove a scene of utter
pandemonium presented itself before them.
, Beer glasses were flying through the air
like hail stones. Men were standing on tbe
tables and swinging chairs over their heads
in the most reckless manner.
The women were screeching, the children
yelled, and all was in great confusion.
Captain Stewart at once telephoned ior a
squad of ten policemen from Carson street
to come up tie hill, and when the officers
arrived they entered the grove in a body.
But the sight of the clubs and white helmets
aroused the revelers to a still greaterfury.
As the police advanced the men threw
beer classes at them, and attempted to op
pose their entrance. Then the officers were
ordered to clear the place, and in the next
lew minutes the clubs were making very
effectual play upon the heads and backs of
the rioters. This provd to have some real
influence upon the crowd. Those who had
still sufficient agility left escaped over the
wall of the grove, while the others sought
their escape through the gates. In ten
minutes the entire grove was cleared.
STABBED KT THE I.EQ
After the rioters had left Karl Hammer
schmidt was found with a wound in his leg.
He had been stabbed with a knife, bnt tbe
injury was not serious, and he could not tell
the name of tbe man who had attacked him.
George Hohn was arrested and locked up
In the Twenty-eigbth ward station house.
Tbe officers took charge of him, because he
' objected to being put out alter he had paid
$2 lor his admission. Another man,who had
forgotten his name during the excitement,
was also locked up in tbe Southside station
house. They will have a hearing before
Magistrate Brokaw thisjmorning.
There were several stories told as to the
original cause of the disturbance. From
one source information was obtained that
Mr. Hammel insisted upon a young man
being put out because he was too noisy.
Another man stated that the trouble had
been started about the quality of the beer
which was being handled by the Committee
THAT P. & W. EA1LE0AD DEAL.
.Another Story of nn Eastern Outlet Andrew
Cnrnrgto to Have a Line From New
York to Culcngo.
Another railroad deal was sprung upon
the public yesterday afternoon. The last
scheme is the purchase of a controlling in
terest in the Pittsburg and "Western Bail
road by Andrew Carnegie. By the pur
chase, it was stated, Mr. Carnegie would se
cure control of a new continuous line from
the seaboard to Chicago.
The fact of the matter is that about six
weeks ago Andrew Carnegie purchased
35,000 shares of the stock of the Pittsburg
and "Western Bailroad, the quotations of
which were then undergoing a kind of a
revival, and had an upward tendency. By
the purchase Mr. Carnegie did not get en
tire control of the stock of the road,
and from what could be learned
last evening, he had not added
much to his investment since that
time. "When he purchased the 35,000 shares
it was generally understood that his idea of
doing so was to get enough of the stock to
have a voice in the management of the road.
The ulterior object was to secure lower
freight rates than he had been getting from
other lines. The Carnegie firms are among
the heaviest shippers in Pennsylvania, and
their freight bills amount to thousands of
dollars daily. Most of this is lor ore from
Since purchasing the 35,000 shares of
stock in the Pittsburg and Western, the
firm made a contract with the company for
the transportation of 1,500,000 tons of iron
ore from the Fairport docks to this city.
The rate secured was a very low one, and
was made on account of Mr. Carnegie's
A call was made last night upon James
D. Callery, eldest son of the late president
of the road. Mr. Callery stated that he had
no knowledge of Mr. Carnegie purchasing a
controlling interest in the road. Mr. Cal
lery still represents his father's interests,
and he had not heard of anybody else sell
ing. "When asked about the; report, Chairman
Abbott, of Carnegie, Fhipps & Co., said to
a Dispatch reporter that he would not say
anything at all about tbe matter.
THE! STOPPED THE GAME.
Tbe Police Offlclola Stumble Upon a Would
"While Superintendent of Police O'Mara,
and Chief Brown were walking in the
vicinity of the Fort "Wayne Bailroad
bridge last night, they noticed two mea corn
versing, one of them apparently a stranger
in the citv.
Boger O'Mara accosted them, and asked
their business, the stranger told
O'Mara that he had asked for the
Penn avenue cars, but he had been led out
out of the way. He was shown the cars,
and the other man was arrested for attempt
ing to hold the stranger up.
It Was a Mistake.
By a mistake of the reporter, Attorney
McGirr was named in thee columns last
Sunday as the plaintiff in tbe suit against
"William McKay, a McKeesport saloon
keeper, about a debt for liquor license fees.
It now seems that John J. McGirr is the
plaintiff, lie is a newspaper man at
McKeesport Attorney F. C. McGirr, of
this city has nothing to do with the case.
DOK'T KNOW THE AMOUNT.
Pittsburg Members of the overnar,s Com
mission Not Posted on Loans General
Beaver's Statement McKnlalit Gone to
The Pittsburg members of the Flood Be
lief Committee all claim to be ignorant as to
the amount of money Governor Beaver ob
tained from the Philadelphia bankers.
"Our functions are entirely distinct from
that matter," they say. "Governor Beaver
obtained the money from those bankers for
the purpose of cleaning up the streets of.
Johnstown,and he never mentioned tbe sub
ject at any of our joint meetings, and we
never felt disposed to ask him abont it."
Mr. James B. Scott, who had just re
turned from Ebensburg, where his family
is staying for the summer, talked very free
ly upon Johnstown matters yester
day: "About that $300,000 of Gov
ernor Beaver's I" am not able to say
anything, because it is a matter which does
not concern us of Pittsburg. But when the
people state that the Commissioners are
going to cbaree them rent for the houses we
gave them, that is nonsense. I am sure I do
not know how these stories creep into exist
ence, and it seems nseless to deny them.
The citizens of Johnstown have everything
in their own hands; all our actions are
guided by the advice we get from the Board
of Inquiry, which is composed of citizens of
Mr. Beuben Miller expressed himself in a
similar manner, only adding that he ' be
lieved a meeting of the Commission would
be held again within a week or ten days,
and that the Board of Inquiry would make
another report to them.'
A telegram from Harrisburg yesterday
stated that Governor Beaver said, in an
interview: "I borrowed $300,000, which is
now almost exhausted. Very little of it
was used elsewhere than at Johnstown. I
do not know that the State work at Johns
town will be finished this week, but the ex
haustion of the appropriation may necessi
tate a stoppage of the work. As long as
the State Board of Health says work ought
to continue, I will try to carry it on. As
yet, I have made no arrangements to get
James McKnight, the contractor of this
city, and his bead bookkeeper, J. E. Mc
Clellan, will leave for Harrisburg Thursday
morning, to have a conference with Adju
tant General Hastings in regard to the dif
ference between the pay rolls kept by Mc
Knight and those made up by the State
timekeepers at Johnstown. Mr. McKnight
has not yet been paid in full for tbe work J
there still being an amount due of about
31,000. General Hastings has several
times stated, since leaving Johnstown, that
Mr. McKnight did not receive what he was
entitled to, and his influence will probably
be exerted toward a satisfactory settlement
of the matter.
EES0LTJT10NS 1B0UT W2T. THAW.
The Pittsburg Press Clnb Will Send a Com
mittee to His Funeral.
At a special meeting of the Press Club
yesterday the following resolutions were
Wheeeas, It has pleased an All Wise Prov
idence to remove from this world William
Thaw, a life associate member of this club,
therefore be it
Resolved, That we express our siocere and
heartfelt sorrow at tbe death of one whose life
was rich in rood deeds, wbose example was
worthy of all imitation, and whose own life is
bis best monument. Farther,
Resolved, That a committee of tbe Pitts
burg Press Club be appointed to be present at
The report was adopted. The committee
to represent the club at the funeral services
will consist of William C. Connelly, Jr.,
President of the club; T. J. Keenan, Jr.,
Vice President; Will M. Hartzell, Secre
tary; H. H. Byram, N". P. Beed, Eugeue
M. O'Neil, William Schoyer, W. A. Ma
gee, W. H. Davis, John X. Neeb, Fred
erick Binehart, Henry Metzgar, G. F.
Muller, John S. Bitenour and John N.
IRON EATES AD7AKCED.
Figures for (he New Bast-Bonnd Tariffs to
Take Effect on September 2.
The Pittsburg committee of freight
agents met in the office of the Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern Bailroad yester
day and advanced all east-bound iron and
steel rates. The advance will take effect
Monday, September 2. The reason for the
change is the general revival of tbe iron
business. The following are the new fig
ures. The first named are for less than car
load and tbe last for carload lots:
To New York, 18 and 15; TJtica, 16 and
13; Philadelphia, 16 and 13; Baltimore-.
15 and 12; Boston, 21 and 18; Albany, 18
and 15; Svracuse, 16 and 13; Rochester, 14
and 11; Portland, Me., 26J and 22J4 cents
per 100 pounds.
A meeting will be held Friday in Chicago
by the CentralTrafik Association to deter
mine whether or not tbe west-bound rates
will be advanced in the same proportion.
HITHER AND THITHER.
OloveinenU of Plltsbnrgers and Others of
Joseph M. Crawford, President of the
Manor Land Company, is at tbe Monongahela
House. The company owns 1,500 acres of rich
coal land on tbe Upper Youghlogheny. Flans
are now in preparation for tbe construction of
tbe Confluence and Oakland Railroad, from
Confluence, Pa., to within 17 miles of Deer
Park, Sid., to open up a rich mineral and lum
ber region. The line will be 40 miles long.
Colonel Douglas and Superintendent Patton,
of the Baltimore and Ohio, were in conference
with Mr. Crawford yesterday concerning the
The victims of the West Penn accident
are fast recovering. Toomy, Kenyon and Doff,
at the West Penn, are much improved. Cap
tain and Mrs. Jones, Colonels Kllgore and
Rowley and Mr. Hook are doing very well.
Mrs. Doff is still in a critical state and may not
live. Mr. Lyon and James Deaner are im
proved. "Dick" Quay, son of tbe Senator, from
Beaver, passed through tbe city yesterday
morning on bis way home from tbe East. He
said be was going borne to rest for six weeks,
to take a much needed rest. In regard to bis
probable candidacy for tbe Legislatore he said
it was too far ahead to talk about it.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Guilford Smith, of
Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Qeorge O. Fairbanks, of
Chicago; Mrs. K. 8. Edsall and Miss Minnie Ed
sall, oi Cincinnati, are, at tbe Hotel Duquesne.
George Luther and Miss Lillie Sauers,
tbe daughter of tbe late Christian Sauers, Were
married last evening by Rev. Father O'Connell,
at St. Peter's Church, in Allegheny.
Leopold Frauenheim and son William
and Mr. and Mrs. E. Frauenheim and daughter
Clemtnte, of Lawrencerille, left last evening
for Atlantic City.
Miss Stella McCIoskcy, of Oakland
avenue, has returned borne from ber visit to
ber uncle. Rev. Fatber Hays, of Newark. O.
A.W. Harbison and wife, of Kew Castle,
Fa., and T. E. Marshall and wife, of Kew
Brigbtop, are at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Mr. C. Delafield, the well-known civil
engineer of Kew York, Is on a visit to this city.
He is stopplne at tbe Monongahela House.
John J. Williams, aged C6 ytars, and
Mrs. Mary Levis, aged 53, were married by
Alderman Jones, of Soho, yesterday.
Mrs. Dr. Torrence, Mrs. J. H. Young,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sutton, of Indiana, Fa.,
are at tbe (Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Bev. Charles Edward Locke, of the
Smithfield Street M. E. Church, returned home
yesterday from a visit to Ohio.
Common Councilman O. A. Wagner
and wife, of tbe Sixteenth ward, left lor At
lantic City last night.
Ex-Solicitor General George A. Jenks
left last evening for Wisconsin, on private bus
iness. Miss Mary McTighe left last night for
Chicago on a two weeks' visit to her relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carrier, of Alle
gheny, have returned from an Eastern tour.
George Bolfon, of this city, returned
home last evening trom the seashore.
Hon. H. S. White, of Wheeling, W.Va.,
is at the Serenth Avenue Hotel.
Colonel J. F. Kilgore, of Texas, Is In
the city. .
A STYGIAN DAMNESS
Settled in Tarts of the City "Where
the Lights Went Onr.
CARBON SETTERS OUT ON A STRIKE
The Entire City May be Without Electric
GENERAL LAB0E KEWS CANVASSED
Yesterday the outside working force of
the Allegheny Light Company struck toi
support a demand for an increase of wages
by four carbon setters. Many of the city
lights were out last night, and the strikers
predict that nearly all will be out to-night-Prior
to April 1 the company paid $2 a
day to each of its six carbon setters. These
are the men whose business it is to go about
to the various arc lights in streets and
business houses and substitute new carbons
every two days. Bach lamp is inspected
daily, as sometimes tbe carbons will not
last for two nights. The carbon setters
claim that their work is difficult to learn,
and that unskilled men cannot do it in any
thing like proper shape. On April 1
last the Allegheny Light Company
secured the contract to light all the
streets in the city with arc lights.
They employed four new carbon setters at
SI 75 per day. The men say that they were
promised $2 a day as soon as they became
proficient. Two months ago, considering
themselves skilled in the work, they asked
Poreman John Daley for an increase of
wages. Mr. Daley said he would reler the
request to General Manager George H.
Blaxter. At the last but one pay day the
men preferred their request to Mr. Blaxter,
but it was not granted. Yesterday was pay
day again, and tbe men decided to strike.
They stopped work at noon.
The outside workers are organized in the
Electric Union No. 1 of the American
Federation of Labor. The four new men
THE ENTIRE FOBCE
struck with them. Those who ceased work
are the 10 carbon setters, 12 linemen and 4
inspectors, the entire outside force in
The company sent out during the after
noon a number of machinists and others
employed in the works on Virgin alley, who
replaced as many carbons as possible in the
business streets. It was impossible, through
their inexperience, to do all the work re
quired, and many lamps were not reached.
Some that were leset did not burn, the car
bons not being properly adjusted.
Foreman Daley was out of the city yes
terday, but is expected back this morning.
General Manager Blaxter advertised last
evening for men to tak j the places of the
strikers. There were a number of appli
cants. Mr. Blaxter said last night that he
thought the places of the men wonld all be
filled this morning. He said that he was
willing to use his men fairly, but could not
consent to let the affairs of the company be
run by the employes. He had desired to
have a further consultation with Mr. Daley
before giving the men their answer, and was
awaiting Mr. Daley's return to the city
when the men grew impatient and struck.
They had written
AN ANONYMOUS LETTEJJ
to him, which contained some rather un
called for slurs. Mr. Blaxter drove about
the city last evening, inspecting the lights,
and bad the driver and a machinist out
working with tbe down town lamps which
would not burn.
Many street lamps were out last night
The police began early to report from al
most every pafrol box that lights were out.
The operator on duty at the Inspector's
office began to take a record of "lights out,"
that he might notify tbe light company.
The reports came in thick and fast, and he
could not make the light company under
stand over the telephone, and lie finally
ceased to note the reports. Three lights
were out on Diamond street, several on
Grant, Water and Ferry, and scattering
lights in all other parts of the city. The
strikers predict that the city will be dark
to-night, that the new men cannot do the
work, and that all the carbons set on Mon
day will be exhansted this morning. '
Six outside employes of the Bast End
Light Company struck yesterday for an in
crease of pay. They have been receiving
$50 a month. The carbons in all the East
End lamps had been set on Monday, and no
lights were reported out in that section of
TBE MUSICAL KNIGHTS.
Lively Time Expected at the Trades Cpan
The Executive Board of the Central
Trades Council will meet this evening to
outline the programme of business to be
presented to the council at the meeting
next Saturday evening. A matter to be in
vestigated to-day, and which will come up
at to-nigbt's meeting, is the reported organ
ization of tbe musicians in the Great West
ern Band into tbe Knights of Labor.
If the assembly secures a charter from
the general office of the Knights of Labor
there will be a big howl set up by the coun
cil. If it is definitely ascertained to-day
that the assembly has been organized, a pro
test will be prepared and forwarded to Gen
eral Master Workman Powderly.
District Master Workman Boss was seen,
and asked if he would recommend the is
suance of the charter to tbe assembly. He
stated that tbe charter could be applied for
without going through the district, and if it
did pass through his hands he would not
oppose its being granted. When asked if
the Trades Council would not object, he
said the objection would not amount to
much. They objected to the slate roofers
securing a charter, but they got one never
theless. Cal Wyatt, a delegate to the council, re
turned from Hew York yesterday, where he
went on business. While in the metropolis
he tried to find President Samuel Gompers,
of the Federation of Labor, and lay the
slaters' trouble before him. Mr. 'Gompers
was out of the city at the time, and Mr.
Wyatt will communicate with him by let
ter" If the musicians get a Knights of
Labor charter the rupture between the
Federation and Knights of Labor will be
L. 0. DANSE FOUND.
He Sent a Tcleernm to His Wife and Will
goon Return Home.
Mrs. Annie Eckel, the mother-in-law of
L. O. Danse, formerly a Pittsburg archi
tect, who disappeared from his home in
Helena, Mont, under mysterious circum
stances, came to The Dispatch office yes
terday with a telegram from ber daughter,
Mrs. Danse, stating that she had heard from
her husband, and expected him home in a
short time. '
Mrs. Eckel has also received a letter
which explains the cause of the voting
man's disappearance. Mr. Danse lately
lost 5500 in a business transaction with a
contractor in Helena, and the loss of that
sum preyed on his mind to such an extent
that he wandered from home.
THE EOCK IS MISSING,
And the East End Sewers Mnit be Lnrgely
Bnllt on Sands.
The contractors i who are laying the new
sewers on Collins and Kegley avenues, and
Broad street, East End, are having a great
deal of trouble in their work with quick
sands which abound in that part of the
city. These sands are found in tbe
vicinity of the Charles Bble building, which
sank last Sunday. It is thoueht that when
the sewers are laid, a great deal of contin
gent aamages irom me quicKsanas will
THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH,
EXPLOSION AT A BREWERY.
Ganrvrlseh's Brewery In Allegheny Blown
Up br a Terrlflo Boiler Explosion One
Killed and Several Wounded.
At 12-30,'o'clock yesterday afternoon the
boiler of Gangwisch's brewery, at the cor
ner of Juniata and Magnolia streets, Alle
gheny, exploded and caused the death of
one man and injuries to four other persons.
The building was completely wrecked by
At noon the employes of the brewery left
for dinner. The engineer, Andrew Snyder,
remained in charge of the boiler room, and
while awaiting for the arrival of his wife,
who brought his dinner, commenced some re
pairs on the boiler. At 12-30 o'clock he
went to the door facing on Juniata street to
admit his wife, and immediately a terrific
explosion of tbe boiler took place. Snyder
was hurled through the rear opening ot the
building, and fell under a ireight car in
The boiler was thrown to the side of the
bnilding facing on Market street.
A large crowd gathered, and an alarm of
fire from station 23 was sent in. The water
from the broken boiler had extinguished the
slight fire which had started. A willing
crowd cleared away the debris.
The cause of the explosion is not yet
known. The engineer was a careful man,
and did not have over 60 pounds of steam
on. Mr. B. H. Gangwisch, a memberof the
firm, said he had seen the boiler shortly
before the accident. It had then a steam
pressure of 65 pounds and had three gauges
of water on. Coal was the only fuel used.
The furnace was not very large. The sup
position is that some of the boiler stays or
bolts which Snyder was repairing had sud
denly weakened and produced the blow-out.
The boiler is an old one, but was tested last
spring, and pronounced perfectly sound.
It was purchased from Manchester & Sons,
though it is not known who the maker is.
The brewery firm name is Gangwisch &
Co. The proprietors are B. H. and John
Gangwisch and J. S. Staub. Two years
ago they purchased the building, which is
three stories high, part brick and part frame,
from John Dipple.
The firm did a business of $30,000 per
year, and had a capacity of 10,000 barrels.
The loss is estimated at 3,000, which is
almost entirely on the building. No ma
chinery suffered but the boiler. The firm
will rebuild at once. The persons known
to be injured are:
Andrew Snyder, a married man, 45 years
old, living on California avenue, witn, his
family, consisting of five children. He was
killed outright, nis body being fearfully
mangled. The deceased was removed to the
undertaking rooms of Hermann & Bbbert,
on Ohio street.
George Johnston, an employe at the
brewery, had hisankle hurt and his shoulder
slightly injured by' falling timber and
bricks. Johnston lives in Wood's Bun.
Miss Lizzie Blasco, a domestic, employed
at the'house of Henry Loder, No. 158 Market
street, was at a window in Loder's house
and was scalded slightly by water.
Mrs. Diffie, who lives in the same house,
was scalded also, but not seriously. The
injured persons were promptly cared for.
PITTSBDRGERS WANT IT.
Employes of the T.U.U, Are Anxious for
tbe Pension Iden Some Kew Points
Abont tbe Company's Proposition.
There is no opposition in Pittsburg to the
pension scheme on the P. B..B. The com
pany's proposition was printed ip a Phila
delphia special to The Dispatch yester
day. It was learned that one year ago a
motion was made at the meeting of the Ad
visory Board that it would be an excellent
scheme to incorporate in the already exist
ing benefit a pension for old and disabled
employes. The Pennsylvania Company for
a number of years. have been giving pen
sions to their old men, but to secure a, pen
sion a man must be in the service a given
number of years. The scheme that is now
contemplated will be broader in its seope, it
gives every mac the same privilege.
James Whiteman, Boundhouse foreman
at Twenty-eighth street, states that the
plans mean that after a man reaches tbe
age of 65 he will be pensioned off at half
whatever the amount of his last pay
was before the pension takes effect. The
men throughout the Pittsburg division are
in favor ot introducing it into the relief de
partment. The Advisory Committee which
is considering the matter is made up of six
of the company's officials and six of the em
ployes. The Pittsburg members of the
committee are Bobert Pitcairn and James
McKelvey. Each membery of the Advisory
Board has presented a scheme, and out of
them something will be selected.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad Company, with
their usual liberality, have offered $50,000,
conditionally that tne money is invested,
and the income be drawn for theu&eofthe
pension fund. The desire of a majority of
the men is to create a sinking fund which
will annually pay the pension calls. Pitts
burg will not have many men ready for the
pension. It is generally understood that tbe
Altoona division will contribute the largest
number for pension relief.
a Colonel Norman Smith made substan
tially the same statement ns above, and
added that the object sought is to keep the
men in the employ of the company.
THE BEST EYIDEiCE.
Typhoid Fever Only Caused 8 Dentbs Ont of
S3 Lnst Week.
The mortuary report for the week ending
on Saturday shows a total of 85 deaths in
the city. The principal cases were:
Measles 3, diphtheria 3,typhoid fever 8,con
vulsions 4, croup 4, pneumonia 8, gastritis
6, enteritis 5, diarrhea 6, old age 3. Twenty-three
were under 1 year of age, 16 from 1
to 2 years, 8 Irom 2 to 10 years, 1 between
70 and 80 years, 3'between 80 and 90 and 1
over 90 years.
Twenty were residents ot the Old City, 40
of the East End, 20 of the Southside. Five
died in hospitals. Tbe annual death rate
per 1,000 was 19 based on a population of
AN 1MPB.OVED BULLET.
An Invention Destined to Supersede Other
Another new and wonderful invention has
recently been patented by a Pittsburger,
Mr. Francis P. Langfitt. He has named it
the "needle pointed bullet." A sharply
pointed cast steal tip and core are its essen
tial features. ' Around this tip and core the
ordinary lead bullet is molded, and the
shape of the core is such as to prevent the
needle tip from being driven back when the
bullet strikes the object at which it is aimed.
Offering the least possible resistance to tbe
air, tbe needle pointed bullet goes truer and
quicker to the mark than any heretofore
known; and its powers of penetration are
simply wonderful. Private trials have dem
onstrated the correctness of these claims,
and justify the belief of experts that forfine
shooting, where accuracy and effectiveness
are required, the needle pointed bullet
easily takes front rank, and is" destined to
supersede all others.
Mr. Langfitt has already refused a consid
erable offer for his patent rights in the new
bullet. He has worked a long time perfect
ing it and takes a just pride in the superi
ority of the missile he has produced. He
has adapted the needle point for bullets of
different sizes, to fit cartridges for rifles and
pistols of all calibers. Mr. Langfitt, it is
understood, is at present working on a shell
for use in heavy ordnance.
The Wrecked Building.
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Colored Political Protectionists De
BREAD OR PRINCIPLE, WHICH?
Republicanism Fat Into One Scale and
Democracy in the Other.
THE G. 0. P. EATHEE TIPPED THE BEAM
The meeting of the Laboring Men's
Political Protective Association in the
Franklin schoolhouse last night was lively
enough to satisfy the most exacting. It
had been decided that certain people should
address the association. Edward Bailey
presided and Mr. Phillips was secretary.
The appeal of the Executive Board to
colored people in the county generally to
organize for the benefit of tbe race politi
cally, socially and beneficially, was read.
It has already been published.
Tbe Chair called on Mr. Charles Jones
(Ajax) to deliver himself, and Mr. Jones
addressed the organization, the "officers
thereof, the visitors and well-wishers." He
said the association was for the elevation
and well being of the colored people. For
ten years past instead of being united, they
had been "devided," "but now it is ample
time that we throw down the gauntlet and
organize and have black faces sprinkled
among office holders. Support men of in
tellectual faculties, for the time
has come when the black peo
ple should stand together. To-day
the Collector has appointed his list, and
not one black man has been crowned lord
of all in that list. The question echoes in
this fountain that we will unite in solid
phalanx. Caesar was stabbed in the back
by seven of his friends. We must stoop as
an organization and bathe our swords in our
enemies' blood in the market house, throw
down the gauntlet, enter the arena and
march in in solid phalanx."
Ajax explained that his time was too
short to allow him to exercise his full
strength, bnt he succeeded in arousing his
auditors all tbe same.
Mr. Bichard Keys differed a little from
his honorable friend, Mr. Jones, as every
man belonging to the organization was de
voted to its interest. He proposed to digress.
Fifteen rebel officers had asked what was to
become of the negrc. The Judge in Edge
field, S. C, had answered the question for
Northern Democrats. This organization
pledtres itself to tee that question answered.
Mr. Keys defied any man to show that ne
groes had done any haim to property, while
foreigners had -
DESTROYED PROPERTY IN PENNSYLVANIA
and had never paid a d d cent for it. It is
time to ''repudate" all enemies of the black
Mr. Thomas B. Boach called attention
to the necessity of the colored people lifting
itself up from the flesh pots of Egypt. In
several districts of the county the colored
men held the balance of power. They had
held to the Republican party, but now it is
necessary that they work for their own in
terests. When a man is indorsed by this
organization let him be supported. Let us
place ourselves in the market, and the man
that gives us the most bread let us support.
Our experience of 25 years ought to have
taught us to support the man that supports
us, whether he be Republican, Democrat or
Mr. J. M. Foster said it was generally
the custom when a man delivered a funeral
oration to give his history. He belonged to
Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mr.
Foster didn't care for social equality, but he
did hold to political equality and represen
tation according to taxation. The colored
people are laborers, and laborers pay tbe
taxes. Colored voters in the South should
elect 30 Representatives to Congress. The
colored peeple of Pennsylvania are entitled
to three Congressional Representatives and
four or five members of the Legislature.
Have we got 'em? There is no effect with
out a cause. What is the cause here? Wby
we have been voting the Republican ticket
without question. We are told that no mat
ter how the colored voters may howl they are
straight enough when it comes to vote. For
one I'm in favor of going crooked now.
Mr. Fester began to name some poli
ticians, and there were cries of "No
Mr. Foster No, no names except such as
I name. Men are hiring Italians and we
stand by and look on. You help this boss
and yon get nothing for it. You get no
more show than
THE DEVII, IN A "WHIBIAVrND.
Applause. Talk of the blacks in the
South being disfranchised! I'm a Repub
lican, but of the Charles Snmner type, but
I will not agree to follow the party every
where. Mr. Foster said he would not allow
either a Greenbacker. whitebacker, red
backer, Democratic or. Republican party to
put a mortgage on his back, nor yet be
ruled by anything religious or secular that
did not command his approbation and sense
of independence and right.
Mr. James Delpby said he wasn't a Dem
ocrat, but at the same time was not obli
gated to hold to any organization. He said
there were 1,500,000 colored people voters
in the United States, and 5,000 in Pennsyl
vania and asked why they should not
Broadax Smith shook his mane and
roared with rage at the idea of his brethren
going back on the Republican party. He
admired independence and was independent
himself so far a's his capital would allow.
Broadax referred to the time when he ran
ior Jury Commissioner and was denounced
as an infernal black Democrat therefor. He
was branded as a bad nigger who had killed
seven men in "Virginia, three in Ohio and
five in Pennsylvania. He sued the paper
that published these charges for libel
and hadn't been able to get the case on the
trial list yet For all this Broadax is op
posed to swapping horses in the middle of
"When a black man runs for office yon
refuse to support him, 'the nigger drinks,'
you are sorry to say. I've token white
men you voted for to their hotels when they
were staving-bloomlng-blind drunk. When
I ran for Jury Commissioner I got three
votes; a nigger at Jack's run and a Dutch
man and an Irishman. Don't pitch into
"Chris" Magee or "Billy" Flinn, but
BLAME IT ON AFRICA.
You haven't had the courage to ask for it.
You've never asked lor anything but to be
made policemen and some applicants were
men so old that they couldn't eat water
melons in August. Vociferous applause.
Mr. Turfley wasn't altogether convinced
by Broadjx's argument and was in favor of
standing by any man who stood by him, re
gardless of party.
Bev. J. J. Jones held that unity and
honor were tbe keynotes of the contest and
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the speaker was told by Deputy Sheriff
Strom, that in bis section out one man naa
'voted the Republican ticket since
1876, and that man was white.
The necroes voted the Democratic
ticket and the whites took all the offices.
The trouble, Kcv. Jones Held, was tnat tne
negroes had putthemselves up for sale. As
to social equality, that would arrange itself
when negroes became possessed of educa
tion, and no party could withhold their
rights. He opposed the sentiment that
urged the support of the man who gave the
most bread, holding that such policy would
tend to still further demoralize the black
Mr. Foster objected to some of Bev.
Jones' remarks and Broadax supported
them and they bad a lively bout, but Bev.
Jones held the floor, and argued that there
wasn't much in the Democratic party for
the negro. Mr. Turfley rose to a point of
order, but Mr. Jones still held on. and con
tended there was no salvation, not much at
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Secretary Phillips alighted oa Ber.
Jones' back in a manner that made the fur
as to what the colored man had gotten from
the Republican party except where it had
been forced to give. Mr. Phillips de
manded that Bev. Jones show how a man
working for $1 60 per day and paying $20 a
month rent could ever educate his chil
dren, holding that so long as the present
lines were held they would be cooks, scull
ions, spittoon cleaners, hod carriers, etc., as
their fathers and grandfathers before them.
Mr. Phillips was tired of hearing what had
been done for them 25 years ago. He had
to be fed every day, and couldn't live on
Tbe rest of the meeting was of a miscel
laneous charater. Mr. Isaac Washington
moved to squelch debate. Broadax also had
something to say. A man in the rear
named Walker had something more. A
dozen or two jumped on Mr. Walker, telling
him the papers would show the matter up in
a bad light, but Mr. Walker didn't care.
He held that the meeting couldn't be cari
catured that such was an impossibility,
and he emphatically refused to be sat down
upon by the Chair. The latter, however,
succeeded finally in announcing that the
motion to squelch had carried and the pre
amble and resolution were read again and a
call was made for more membership. The
confusion became so great that Ajax Jones
demanded that the
CHAIB, FBESEBVE OBDEIt!
This demand brought Bichard Keys to
his feet, and he and Ajax pelted each
other with Cushing's manual. He finally
got Ajax down temporarily on one knee, at
least, and although the latter succeeded in
rising to several points of order, he couldn't
keep his feet. Amid a chorus of points of
order, some one moved that Jill 20 cents in
arrears be dropped. This sortie had the
effect of partially disrupting the meeting,
and about half of it adjourned and con
tinued the debate on the sidewalk, and Mr.
Foster suggested that the affair was re
solving itself into a Lime Kiln Clnb.
Finally, amid a chorus of points of order,
the reading of the constitution and preamble
was concluded, and some members p-id
dues, new ones were received and the
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of u. Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Readr Heading.
ArTER an all night session the Lincoln School
Directors broke the deadlock yesterday morn-,
ing and elected the following teachers: Misses'
K. Bell, M. Wymard. Mazie Neumont, Ella
Reed, Sadie Neely. Dougherty, Stella Ward,
Bessie Murphy, Jennie Means. Ada Miller.
Forbes, Sadie Burkely, Viola Cuthbert, Annie
Myers, Able Barbln and Mrs. Dumb. Miss
Frazell and Miss Starr were elected for the
Leamington building. Two positions are yet
One of Joseph Brnening's brewery wagon
horses took fright on Bluff street yesterday
morning and dashed into Magee street, run
ning into a valnable horse of Patrick Galla
gher, and hurling him to the pavement.
Meanwhile the shaft of the other wagon had
pierced the neck of one of Brnening's horses to
the depth of several inches. The horses will
probably not survive.
A WAYVAEER stopped a few hours on Satur
day with a butcher named Alexander, who
unites butchering and semi-tavern keeping.
After the guest departed Alexander employed
himself with a calculation as to tho number of
wands of steak, roast, boll, liver and sausage
ib must sell to make up 27, which stuck to the
The Board of Viewers yesterday held a
meeting to receive claims for damages for the
opening of Formosa alley, between Murtland
avenue and the city line. The alley is to be 24
feet wide and will run through several proper
ties, including two or three houses. Trouble in
adjusting tbe damages is expected.
Mrs. Levi, who was burned by an explosion
of oil at her home. No. 29 Federal street, Alle
gheny, yesterday morning, died at 8 o'clock last
night at the West Penn Hospital. The de
ceased was a widow, 45 years old, and leaves a
family of six children. The Coroner will hold
an inquest this morning.
The Stonecutters' Association held a meet
ing last night at Rider's Hall, East street. Al
legheny, to make final arrangements for their
picnic next Saturday. The picnic comes off at
Forest Grove, on the Pittsburg and Western
road. At least 1,000 people are expected to at
tend. Mrs. A. Bwak on opening her door, at No. 8
Cbartiers street, yesterday morning, found
lying on her doorstep a male infant, dressed In
an old wrapper and a shawl. Major Hunker,
of tbe Poor Board, sent the child to tbe City
Farm yesterday afternoon.
Agent Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty Society,
turned Mrs. Fahy and her three children over
to tbe Charities department yesterday. The
woman was living in great destitution in
Hatch's court, Seventeenth ward. Her husband
is in tbe workhouse.
Mes. Ettman. of 42 Federal street, in trying
to light a fire yesterday, used a can ot oil,
which exploded and burned her severely. Tbe
room caught fire, but a section of tbe fire bri
gade being called oat, the flames were speedily
Ellen Cady charged Dora Stalnz, of South
Twenty-ninth street, with mischief and malice
before 'Sqnire McSourleyyeterday. She also
charged Sirs. Stainz's husband with assault.
Both parties gave bail for a hearing next Tues
day. A meeting of the Executive Committee of
the Sabbath schools, in connection with the
holding of tbe faunday Scbool Convention, will
be held at the rooms of the Young Men's
Christian Association at 4.30 o'clock to-day.
Four ladies called on Major Hunker yester
day to adopt the boy foundling discovered in
Allegheny Park. Major Hunker declined their
offers and said that all applications must be
made throngb the Cbildren's Aid Society.
John Cassidy was sent to the Fourteenth
ward lockup last night for striking his wife
with a club, and finally falling throueh a front
window of his bouse. The.latter crime was not
of malice aforethought.
A team of horses belonging to Contractor
Nimlck fell into the ditch for the natural gas
main on Bingham street, Southside, yesterday,
and had to be hoisted out by a derrick. The
driver escaped unhurt.
Over 200 people left by the special excursion
to Niagara and Toronto from tho Union depo.
yesterday morning. The big excursion to
Milwaukee leaves at 8 J5 o'clock on Saturday
The B. F. Pearson Raccoon Hunting Club
holds its first annual picnic next Friday at
Windsor Park. The Mozart Orchestra will at
tend, and already 600 tickets have been sold.
Alderman Loiibman married George W.
Hartmanand Josepbine F. Kress yesterday
afternoon. This is the first time he has tied
tbe marital knot since coming into office.
Because Fat McGraul has failed to support
bis wife for four months he will be called upon
by Alderman Bell to state a reason for his ac
tion at a hearing to-day.
Aiderman McKenna sent James Carr to
jail yesterday, to await a hearing on a charge
of biting James Coyle on the shoulder and hand
while fighting with him.
Stephen Simpson was Injured at Moor
head & McCleane's mill yesterday by a heavy
piece of iron falling upon him. He received
ABRAHAM Hetbich was arrested at Mc
Keesport last night on a serious charge pre
ferred by Maggie Wiseman. He was locked
up for a hearing.
A Covenantees' picnic was held yesterday
at Rock Point. Bev. J. B. J. Mlllisan was the
master spirit. There were speeches and good
things to eat. '
Minnie Porter and Julia Schoeller yester
day entered suits In court for $3,000 each
against Bridget O'iUIloran for slander.
Alderman Porter, at a hearing last night,
sent Aueust Koch, ot Webster avenue, to jail
for 20 days for abusing bis wife and child.
John Ki.opfel was knocsed down by the
merry-go-round at Soho yesterday. He was
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Toxr save Big Money Buving your
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Cabinet photos, 89o per dox. Lies' Pop
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FATHER OF THE POOR.
A Blow to the Society for the Im
provement of the Poor.
Unless Some One Comes Forward Liberally
the Society Will Suffer.
ME. THAW WAS AX INC0EP0EAT0E
"Unless the public realizes the loss to this
society by Mr. Thaw's death, I do not see
how the society can live." These were the
words used last. evening by Mrs. William
A. Herron, the President of tbe Society for
the Improvement of the Poor, in reference
to the philanthropist's death.
Mrs. Herron spoke with gratitude of the
aid given , to the society by William Thaw
ever since its organization. "He gave
more," she said, "than any other donor.
There were years in which he gave more
than the combined contributions of
all other persons. During one year
he gave $7,000. In addition to bis
donations in large sums he was continually
giving in smaller amounts from week to
week. The scope of our society does not
permit the giving of money to the poor.
We give only provisions, clothing and
household goods; endeavor to find employ
ment for those who can work, and see 'that
children are comfortably clad and sent to
school. There are special cases where
money is needed, perhaps for the hiring of
a nurse to care for a sick person, and arti
cles are sometimes needed which we do not
have. In all such cases Mr. Thaw was
ready to act outside of 'the society and furn
ish the funds necessary. The account of
his,benefactions can never be'given, for no
body knows the amount. He was the great
est giver of charity in this city. He was
the father of the poor of Pittsburg.
"Our society was established 14 years ago,
and its work has grown steadily. Ho other
society of its kind exists in America.
We now have 13 raid visitors or mission
aries, whose districts are assigned to them
for daily visits. They search out the needy,
while nearly all other'charity organizations
THE NEEDY TO ASK
for help. As a rule, the worthy are the
least likely to appeal for aid. The aim of
our society is not only to give alms, but to
elevate the poor, to improve their condition.
Whatever things are needed the missionary
gives an order to the central office, and the
provisions and clothing are given out on
that order. Our goods are bought by whole
sale, and the society is run upon tne most
"Mr. Thaw aided us from tbe start
After a few weeks trial he saw that the plan
was a good one. He had been always a
great giver to applicants for charity. It
took much of bis time and he was frequently
imposed upon. This society removed tbe
laborious work from him, but furnished
him with ant opportunity to contribute in
proper channels. When appeals were made
to him, he had them investigated by our
missionaries, and he then freelv gave on
their reports. He said to me once. 'This
charity is the dearest to my heart.' In our
early davs contributions were few, because
the people did not understand our work.
Mr. Thaw made up what was lacking. Our
society has been growing in favor, and con
tributions have annually increased.
"But notwithstanding that fact, it is very
hard work to get money. It requires assid
ous soliciting. There are 30 managers, and
they continually solicit among their friends.
We give out perhaps $20,000 worth of charity
annually, but the expense account is a very
small portion of the work done. We need
all tbe aid we can get. I am very much
afraid thatifr.-Ihaw'lois will cripple us
seriously. We never will have another man
like him so willing and so able to aid dis
tress." Mrs. Lippincott, the secretary of tbe so
ciety, said last evening: "Mr. Thaw was
onr firm friend when our society was an ex
periment when it needed friends. We
owe our growth,
OTJB, VEBT LIFE,
to him. He had faith in the work from the
beginning, and stood by us when the so
ciety was unknown. He was one of the five
incorporating members of the society, the
four others being Dr.'George S. Wood", Dr.
Hussey, William A. Herron and Dr.
Scovel. Mr. Thaw always made up our
money deficiencies. As the contributions
from the general public have been in
creasing, we have been compelled to call
upon him for less and less. For the last
three years he has given annually $1,000.
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before that f3,000, snd one year as high. a
17,000. Of course those eash donations do
not cover, by a great deal, all that he gave
through the society's work. Mrs. Thaw was
also a bounteous giver."
Mrs. Lippincott, not having her books at
her house, could not give the exact figures
of expenditures for a year. Last year
about $12,800 in cash was expended in the
relief work in Pittsburg. That does not in
clude the value of provisions, clothing,
etc., given to the society to give away, nor
the cost of maintaining the iresh air home
for children at Oakmont and the temporary
home on Washington street. The society is
now about $2,200 in debt.
THE ALDERMAN ACQUITTED.
'Squire firlaker Cleared or tbe Charge of
Assaulting n Old Blan at tbe Hearing
Alderman Brinker, of Allegheny, was
given a hearing yesterday alternoon before
Alderman O'Donnell, of the Ninth ward,
Pittsburg, on a charge of assault and bat
tery. Charles Becker, a man 79 years old, pre
ferred the charge, alleging that he was
struck in the face and forcibly ejected from
Alderman Brinker's office by the Alderman
himself. The prosecutor affirmed that he
gave no provocation for the assault.
At the hearing yesterday it was shown
that the Alderman himself had been the
abused person. The evidence given proved
that Becker was in the office during the
progress of a hearing and had become dis
orderly. Alderman Brinker requested him
to leave, but this, it is said, the prosecutor
refused to do. The defendant attempted to
lead him from the office, but was resisted by
Becker, who was aided by his wife and
daughter. This resistance compelled a
more forcible effort by Alderman Brinker,
but no blows were exchanged. The do
f endant was discharged.
Couldn't Stay AwajvProm PIttibnrr.
A national convention of the Daughters
of Liberty will be held in this city Septem
ber 26-28. Chief Councilor W. M. Sim
mons, of the Jr. O. TJ. A. M., and Miss
Alice P. Love will be at the Monongahela
House on September 26 to make the neces
sary preparations for the convention. Seventy-five
delegates are expected.
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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 50-inch Check and Striped
Suitings 31 25 quality marked down to,
75c a yard.
One lot of Silk and Wool Mixtures
from $1 to 50c.
One lot all-wool Gray and Brown
Mixed 60-Inch Baitings. Y
A little lot of yard wide all-wool
- Plaids at 35c a yard.
School Dress Stuffs and House
Wrapper Goods at 50c, down from $L
First appearance now, here and there
In 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 on 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
hundred pieces of Plain and Fancy
French Satlnes finest quality. 30c, 87fo
and 40c sorts at 15c a yard. Soma
others, too French ones at 12c a yard;
12Kc American Satinss down to6c.
This is the last chance on these Wash
Goods for tn!s season.
Ginghams. 40c ones, in plain colors,
down to 15c All remnants fancy 40a
styles at 20c a yard.
Cloak Boom Special One hundred
Black Stockinette Jackets, sizes 33 to M
bust measure, full weights, your choice
at S3. S3 50 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 tbe lowest on flaa,
heavy pure Linen Damasks.
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