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I CHURCH SECEDES
FOE MOBE INDEPENDENCE.
The Cumberland Presbyterian De
ON A QUESTION OP GOVERNMENT.
Union Will be Made With the Congrega
THE CHARGE WAS LONG CONSIDERED
The First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, located at the corner of North and
Grant avenues, Allegheny, has decided to
transfer its allegiance to the Congregational
The church was organiied about seven
years ago, as an independent religious so
ciety, by Bev. J. H. Barnett. That gentle
man was educated for the Methodist
Protestant ministry, and began work in that
denomination about 20 years ago. Ten
years ago he came to Allegheny, and for a,
time labored as an evangelist. Shortly
after the present church was organized by
him, overtures were made for the reception
of the congregation into the Cumberland
Bev. Barnett said last evening: "It was
represented to us that our connection with
the Cumberland church would be very bene
ficial to this body. In this we have been dis
appointed. We ere led to believe that the
Cumberland Church was congregational in
its government, We have found it to be
ecclesiastical. Our church adopted the
creed and government of the Cumberland
Church, and was received into the Alle
gheny Presbytery. I was ordained a minis
ter in that denomination, and have been
such for six years."
The Cumoerland Presbyterian Church
differs from other Presbyterian churches in
rejecting the doctrine of election, and there
fore refuses to subscribe to the Westminster
confession of faith. Its form of government
is Presbyterian. Each church is governed
by the session consisting of the minister and
the elders. Above that is the Allegheny
Presbytery. There are three Presbyteries in
Pennsylvania the Allegheny, Pennsyl
vania and Union. They comprise the
Pennsylvania Synod, which is tributary to
the General Assembly.
The Allegheny church has been occupy
ing a pretty frame building on the Denny
estate, at the northwest corner of North and
Grant avenues. This property could be
bought for $9,000, and the congregation was
promised aid by the-Pennsylvania Synod.
At the bession of the synod held at Hope
well, Payette county, last September, the
synod promised to furnish the Allegheny
church with 1,500 if the church would fur
nish the same amcunt, to make the first
payment on the property. Of this sum
$1,000 was to come from a bequest made by
the late Henry Alexander, of Washington
county, and $500 from the sale of. property
A gentleman connected with the church
raid yesterday: "Last December I and six
other gentlemen, composing a committee
from this church, met the committee of the
synod at the Home Hotel here. They
promised that the 1.500 would be
ready for us by April 1. At
that time we had raised our share of
the money, but heard nothing from the
Synod. April 26 a letter was written to the
Synod officers, and they replied that the
best they could do was to let us have $600
by August 1 and $400 on September 10.
August 1 came and we heard nothing. This
financial matter is not the only thing in
which we have been disappointed in our
connection with the Cumberland Church."
Alter general talk among the members of
the church, who number about 70, at was
decided to dissolve the charter as a Cum
berland Presbyterian Church. During'two
successive Sundays notice of this intention
was given from the pulpit. Last Wednes
day evening at a business meeting it was
voted without dissent to dissolve the char
ter. Notice of the intended action had been
given to the olher churches in the Allegheny
Presbytery. Of the entire membership only
two men dissented, and have asked for their
letters of withdrawal. One of these has
been a Presbyterian for 40 years, and the
oiher is a Scotchman who expects soon to
return to his native land.
The reorganization under the Congrega
tional system will be effected at a meeting
to be held next Wednesday evening. The
office of elder will pass away, and there will
be elected three deacons," a clerk, a treas
urer, and probably seven trustees. A body
of doctrine will likewise be adopted, and, if
the charter is ready, it will also be adopted.
The name of the reorganization will be the
Union Park Congregational Church. The
church building stands on the site of the en
trance to the old Union Park, a portion of
which is now occupied by the baseball
At a later date, probably within two
weeks, a local council of the Congregational
churches of Allegheny county will meet in
the Union Park edifice to receive the new
body into its fellowship. This council will
consist of a minister and a deacon from each
congregation in the county. The members
will be enrolled as Congregationalists, and
any new members who may appear will be
rcei red with a hearty welcome. The act of
receiving is simply a recognition of fellow
ship with the other congregations of that
denomination, and is not a yielding of any
authority by the local church. The meet
ing of this council mav be delayed by the
illness of Bev. Dr. H. E. Thomas, of the
Welsh Congregation in Soho, who is lying
sick at Idlewood.
There are six Congregational churches in
the county three English and three
Welsh. The First Congregational Church,
ot Allegheny, of whicn Bev. A. M. Hills is
pastor, ts the best Known. There are also
English congregations in Braddock and
Sharpsburg, but without their own houses I
Bev. Barnett said last evening: "The
cause of Congregationalism has not been
pushed in these two cities. In nearly all
other large cities of the North it is strong.
Congregationalism is reoublican church
government. Each church is independent.
The body of doctrine is very broad and
flexible, except on the radical points of
Christian faith. The Congregational Asso
ciation of Pennsylvania has adopted 11
articles of belief. They are very evan
gelical and Biblical in their composition.
Our congregation must adopt a creed which
shall no: contradict those articles. Beyond
their limitations, each congregation 'may
alter its doctrines at pleasure. Each con
gregation manages its own affairs, and con
trols nbsolutely its own property. It is,
therefore, purely apnstolic in its forms.
DOCTBINES THE SAME.
"There is no essential difference between
the doctrines of the Cumberland Presby
terian Church and those of the Congrega
tional Church. Our reparation is simply a
matter of church discipline, and has nothing
to do with points ot belief."
It is a rather singular circumstance that
the only English Congregational Church in
these two cities, the Pint Church, was
formerly the Pittsburg Cumberland Presby
terian Church, it having transferred its
allegiance nine or ten yean ago. It is now
very prosperous, owns a $17,000 building at
the corner of Manhattan and Franklin
streets, Allegheny, and has a' membership
The Allegheny Presbytery of the Camber-'
land Church does not meet until October,
and it trill probably take no action in the
premises until that time. It includes
Mercer, Venango, Jefferson and part of
THEY WERE SECRETIVE,
Democrat! Diet on lbs Dead Quiet, and Re
porters Were Barred Where the Con
Tendon Will be Held.
It was announced that a special commit
tee of the Democratic County Committee
would be held last night at W. J. Brennan'
office for the purpose of devising a plan to
be submitted to the County Committee,
whereby the membership of the county con
vention may be reduced from COO to 200 and
the County Committee in the same propor
tion. Some of the committee met, among them
Messrs. McKenna and Huckestein. When
a reporter approached the portals of the of
fice he heard an animated discussion in
progress, and might possibly have heard
something interesting had it not been that
his foot struck a chair and made a slight
noise. This brought W. J. Brennan to the
door with a precipitancy that indicated that
he might have been shot from a catapult
He demanded to know what was wanted,
and in almost the same breath added: "You
can't get in nor get anything from us; not
at least until the meeting is over."
Subsequently Alderman McKenna was
seen, ana he stated that the committee had
not attended to the extent desired, and that
nothing bad been agreed upon.
Chairman Watson has issued a circular
naming where the various conventions will
meet next Tuesday to elect delegates. They
are as follows:
The County Convention, to nominate candi
dates for District Attorney and Coroner, and a
Chairman ot the Democratic County Commit
tee, will meet in Old City Hall, at 10 o'clock
next Tuesday morning.
The First Legislative District Convention
will meet In Lutz's Hall, Allegheny, on, Tues
day morning at 7:30 o'clock. John Huckestein
will preside. The delegates to the State Con
vention will be elected.
The Second Legislative District Convention
will meet in Select Council chamber, Alle
gheny City, at the same time, to elect two dele
gates. C. M. King will preside.
The Third Legislative District Convention
will meet at the same time in Select Council
chamber, Pittsburg, to elect two State dele
gates. John Madden will preside.
The Fourth Legislative District Convention
will meet in the Ralstqn Schcolhouse at the
same time to elect two State delegates. B.
McKenna will be Chairman.
The Fifth Legislative District Convention
will meet In Common Council chamber, Pitts
burg, at the same time to elect six delegates to
the Democratic State Convention, 'ihsmas
Mullen will preside.
The Sixth District Convention will meet in
Salisbury Hall, Southside, at 10 o'clock Tues
day moraine to elect three State delegates.
Pr. Hal R. O'Connor will preside.
The Seventh District Convention will meet in
in Select Council chamber. Pittsburg, at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning, to elect three dele
gates. V. J. Brennan will preside.
The Eighth District Convention will meet in
Common Council chamber, Pittsburg, at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning, to elect three dele
gates to the State Convention. Dr. T. RWhite
THE FIKEMEN EXAMINED.
Dlercnr Found a Few In Each Encloe
Ilonnc Who Did Not Pant.
Dr. Mercur, Surgeon of the Eire Disa
bility Board, completed his examination
yesterday of the 173 employes of the fire de
partment, excepting three man who are on
the sick list and four men who are away on
their' annual vacations.
f Dr. Mercur was seen last night In refer
ence to his work and its results. He said:
"I have examined all the men in 17 engine
companies with a few exceptions. I have
all the papers, and shall prepare my report
to Chief Brown at my leisure. There are a
few men in each company who did not
stand the tests prescribed in the blanks. My
task afforded me no latitude whatever. The
exact condition of the men is given in each
Instance, and I have, of course, nothing to
do with the system that will prevail in re
gard to the rejection of those who failed to
pass. A" majority of that class are in
capacitated in some particular due to their
age. No applicants are received who are
past the age of 45, and it can easily be
imagined that slight defects in vision or
hearing may be found in men bevond that
HITHER AND THITHER.
movement of Plttsbarcers and Others of
Balph J. Wick and A. W. Jones, of
Toungstown, the form or a wealthy banker,
registered at the Duquesne late last evening.
Soon after their arrival they were met by two
Pittsburg men, whose names could not be
learned, and immediately went into secret
session in parlor B. C. W. Bassett, General
Passenger Agent of the Pittsburgand Western,
inquired for them earlier in tho evening, bnt
be was not present at the conference. Nothing
could be gained last night about the nature ot
Ex-Alderman John C. Beilly, real esr
tate dealer, has returned from Atlantic City,
and says he never enjoyed life more intensely
than dnrlng his stay there. The fishing was so
good that Mr. Rellly states it was a hard pull
to get away from the fascinating sport.
Captain W. W. O'Neil, o! O'Neil &
Co., the Monongahela river coal operators, is
lying at his home in Elizabeth very sick with
an attack of typhoid fever. His son stated
yesterday that Mr. O'Neil is very low, but no
dangerous results are feared.
Chill Hazzard, of the Monongahela
Valley Republtcan, Monongahela City, was In
the city yesterday. Chill was after something,
and got it, of course, but he didn't tell the re
porters about it.
Assistant Superintendent O'Mara and
Inspector McAleese, of the Police Department,
are away on a vacation of one week. Daring
their absence Detective Coulson is Acting In
spector. Captain Ed Nolan, of the Memphis and
Arkansas Packet Company, and Captain
James Reese, Jr., both of Memphis, are visit,
ing at the residence of Captain James Reese
Sr. Charles P. Lang, of this city, has re
slcned his position in the Auditor General's
office to study law. He was sworn in by the
Recorder yesterday as a Notary Public.
A. H. Chadbourne, the contractor for
the motor system of the Allegheny Valley and
Sqnirrel Hille electric railways, returned to
Philadelphia last night.
Edward E. Phelps, Chief Clerk in the
City Controller's office, returned yesterday
from a two months' tour in Europe, accom
panied by bis wife.
Miss Mary Vonce, Mrs. M. S. Allison
and Miss Kate Allison,, of Wheeling, were
among the Seventh Avenue's guests yesterday,
Captain David Emery, a well-known
man of Titnsville. is at the Seventh Avpnnn
He goes Last this morning on a business trip.
elected Treasurer by the American Society of
Microscopists in session at Buffalo,
Marcus Maxim, who set up the first
nail mill In this district-died the other day in
Rochester, Mass, aged 78 years.
Samuel Clark, Chief Clerk of the City
Assessor's office, returned home from Mackinac
Joseph T. Speer, County Controller, re
turned home yesterday from his vacation.
Will J. McConnell and wife arrived in
tho city from the East lMt night.
Mayor McCallin and wife returned
yesterday from the seashore.
Mrs. John Wilson returned home after
an extended Eastern trip.
John W. Donovan, of Washington, is
at the Duquesne.
J. D. Luper, of New York, is at the
B. F. Jones went to Cresson last night.
Dr. B. M. Hanxa. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Office, 718 Pens
street, Pittsburg, Pa. 8&su
CLARA BELLE pATCHtaflj of Sara
toga and relates the effect of the elixir of life
upon an ancient maiden lad).
THE MINERS' TEOUBLE
Their 3-Cent Scale is Not Recognized
by Any Operator.
GOVERHMENTAE AID ASKED FOR.
Fl&te Glass Manufacturers Hare
Gained a Grand Triumph.
HEWS FK0M THE T0ILIKG MILLIONS
The Monongahela miners are said to be
endeavoring to obtain the aid of the Gov
ernment in having the present troubles in
their wage question brought to an amicable
settlement A Government official who is
conversant with the condition of the
miners, stated yesterday, that the men were
getting up circulars for the purpose of dis
tributing them among Congressmen and
other prominent men of the country. They
intend to call public attention to the fact,
that they are now in the most deplorable
straits, owing to the extremely low basis
of wages and their inability to successfully
arrange matters with the operators.
At the last convention of miners and oper
ators a scale on a 3-cent basis was agreed
upon, but only a very few miners have paid
"that amount, and even they made a reduc
tion as soon as tbey found out that other
miners were paid less. To-day the wages
of river coal miners varies from 2 to 3 cents,
and the men claim they cannot exist on
such pay, especially since they have no
guarantee of work during the entire year.
The coa! operators in the city, who were
spoken to in this subject
SAID THEY DIDN'T XKOfV
anything about the matter.
"There are about 1,200 miners at work in
the Fourth and in the Second pool, said one
of them, in Captain O'Neil's office, "and
I have no doubt, the rest of them would be
willing to go to work if there was anything
to do. The coal business, however, is dor
mant at this time of the year. For that rea
son no operator is anxious to run his
works, and he certainly would not do it to
pay the men 3 cents.
"How many mines are in operation
"There are five in the second pool, the
Stone Coal Company, the G umber t and
Huey mines, J. W. O'Neil, Brown on the
Youghiogheny and Bailey, Wilson & Co.
But there are also about six mines in oper
ation in the Fourth pool. Of these the men
in the latter pool are paid 2 cents per bushel
and the former 2 cents."
"As far as I know all the men have come
to the conclusion that the 3 cent scale is at
an end for this year anyhow, and they are
glad to come back and work for 2 cents, if
tbey can only get it. But I do not think
that the operators will care to start up now,
before the fall run begins, and whether they
will pay 3 cents then, is another question.
I do not think so myself, because the price
of coal has now gone down to such an ex
tent that there is no profit in the business at
3 cents per bushel."
AN INDUSTRIAL TRIUMPH.
American Plate Glass Men Have Driven
Ont Foreign Makers Great Improve
ments Made at the Standard.
The Standard Plate Glass Company at
Butler has just completed some improve
ments in their plant which amount to $200,
000. By the 1st of September the firm will
have a force of 00 men employed, and the
capacity of the works will 'be 100,000 feet of
plate glass per month, an increase of 40 per
The company has just finished a new
eight-inch gas main, which is five miles
long. A new warehouse has been erected,
whose dimensions are 175x75 feet, A new
20-pot furnace has been built, and a ma
chine for crushing and washing sand has
been added to the machinery, as well as two
A gentleman who is very familiar with
the plate glass trade of this country said
yesterday that the American manufacturers
of plate glass now have the American mar
ket entirely to themselves: Said he:
"The great strides made in this industry
in the United States resulting in the pro
duction ot plate glass as good as the French
and English, and a reduction in prices in
proportion has caused one importer after
another to quit the business. The last ex
clusive importer of plate glass was the New
York agency of the London and Manchester
Plate Glass Company. They were estab
lished in this country for 14 years, but a
few days ago they were ordered to close up
and sell their stock."
"The tariff on plate glass is about 150 per
cent. This, as well as the great advance
ments which have been made in the plate
glass business of this country during the
last few years, has been the reason of effec
tively driving all importers of plate glass
out of the American market.
"There are now six plants in the country,
the one at Creigbton being the largest in tne
world, and several others are contemplated."
CHOPPING ONE HOLIDAY.
Why the Public Schools Will Not Observe
The city schools will be opened on the
first Monday in September, notwithstanding
that it is Labor Day, which was made a
legal holiday by the last Legislature. At
the Central Board it was stated that not
very much is expected to be done on the first
day of school, except to enroll the pupils
and furnish them with the names of the
books they will need. Prof. Luckey has
prepared a school calendar, which is in the
hands of the printers, and will be ready to
day. It has all the school holidays printed
in red ink.
At the Central Borad it was stated that
these nouaavs have become so numerous
that the teachers cannot possibly get in the
required 200 days' actual teaching before
June 30, if all are observed. For this rea
son Labor Day will not be kept altogether,
but the pnpils will probably be dismissed at
ANOTHER SCALE SIGNED.
Window-Glass Workers Are Bang-nine
About the SItnnilon.
The regular meeting of the Executive
Council of the American Window-Glass
Workers' Association was held in Kauf
feld's Hall, Carson street, last night. There
was nothing done, however, in regard to the
wage question. President Campbell stated
afterward he was still confident that no
strike would occur. Another firm sent in
an application for the signing of the scale.
".We have no reason to be exercised yet,"
said Mr. Campbell. "We have never'com
menced work on the 1st of September, and
there is plenty of time between now and the
1st of January. Anyhow we will not con
sider ourselves on a strike until then."
"Have you no fear that the manufactur
ers might get men from abroad?"
"No, none whatever. Some of them tried
that once before, and they have been sorry
for it ever since."
A NEW MILL
Hubbard As Ce. Will Employ Three Hundred
Men la Their Works.
Yesterday morning the large shovel works
of Hubbard & Co., Butler street, sear the
Sharpsburg bridge, were started, and will
give employments about 300 men. The
firm expect to turn out 100 dozen shovels
per, day, and will increase the number In a
A NEW MUSICAL ASSEMBLY.
The Great Western Band Joins the K. of T
nt Iiast Members are Allowed Many
Musical Assembly No. 1583 K. of L., was
formed yesterday. The officers for the first
year will be J. J. Botkay, Master Work
man; James S. Jordon, Corresponding
Secretary; Jacob Friesal, Worthy Foreman;
George Kschier, Financial Secretary. The
society has already 60 members, among
whom are the most prominent musicians of
the two cities.
The organization is the result of a rupture
that took place about a year ago between
the Great Western Band and the Alle
gheny Mutual Musical Protective Union.
The trouble originated during the play of
"Siberia" at the Bijou Theater. Philip
Weis, conductor of the orchestra, and also
leader of the Great Western Baud, wanted
six men for the evening performance, and
applied tothe union to supply him. They
sent him six men, but they were incompe
tent musicians, and he refused to engage
them. He afterward offered six non-union
men the positions, which they took. The
union notified him to discharge the men,
bnt this he refused to do, and a split be
tween the Great Western Band and the Pro
tective Union was the result. For some time
negotiations have been going on between the
abont forming a local union, and an assem-
uiy is mo result.
The new union will not be so strict as the
Mutual, which disallowed any musical con
ductor or performer to play with any but
members of the unioq. In this society any
leacner can piay witn Bis scholars, and he
has other privileges which make the present
bodva desirable organization.
The scale of prices for performances will
be based on the time and day and the class
of music wanted.
Hitherto a fixed rate per man was
charged, but by this new rule parties who
are in quest of an orchestra or band mav
regulate the price by the mnsic. This rule
is a unique -feature in musical organiza
tions. The K. of L. union restricts member
ship to professional men, but it is compre
hensive in its character. Organists, piano
teachers, orchestra conductors, performers,
voice teachers, and any man who earns his
living"by musio is eligible for membership.
The fees necessary for initiation are $5, and
$4 annual subscription. ,
The meetings of the society will be held
in the'K. of L. Hall, Fifth avenue, every
Mr. McKee's Opinion.
Mr. H. Sellers McKee was asked last
night his opinion of the glass pool said to
be in process of formation. He said:
"I think the pool will be successfully
formed within a few days, but as to its effect
upon workmen, manufacturers or trade, I
have nothing to say."
Largest Kails Ever Made.
The Edgar Thomson Steel Works just fin
ished an order for 500 tons of the largest
rails ever rolled in any mill. Each rail is
60 feet long and weighs 1,700 pounds. (
The semi-annual glass exposition, which has
been held at the Monongahela House during
the last six weeks, closed-yesterday.
Tbz repair and car building shops of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Torrens
station have been enlarged and 50 repairmen
will be added to the force.
BIGAMY AKD PERJURY.
A Bnseball Player Has Both Charges Pre
ferred Acnlnst Ulm-fHe Snys He Lett
His First Wife With tier Consent.
The Southside has furnished another sen
sation in the shape of a! charge of bigamy
and perjury against William Smink, a
well-known baseball player of the Our
Boys' club. Mrs. Claral Smink, nee Vier
heller, brought the charges against him
In her story 'the woman alleges that
Smink married her in 1886, and that the
Bev. E. J. Deckman, of the 'German Bap
tist Church of the Southside, performed the
ceremony. Shortly afterward, however,
tbev separated, and Mrs. Smink went to
live with her mother. On July 18, 1889,
Mrs. Smink alleges that her husband mar
ried Mary Sacher. a well-known girl of the
Twenty-seventh ward. The woman says
that her husband swore on that day before
the marriage license clert that he was a
single man, and that he has since lived
with his second wife.
When the warrant was issued Smink was
not in town, but he was playing ball in
Jamestown, N. Y. Yesterday he returned,
and he was at once arrested. His wife, who
was present when the constable called,
fainted tiflM when she heard the charges
read. Smink gave (1,500 bail for a bearing 1
betore Alderman juclieary on next Wednes
day. He said last night that he had left his
first wife with her own consent, and that he
had not thought it necessary to obtain a
divorce from heron that account.
IT WILL GO TO CODET.
Will a Manchester Borough Ordinance
Bind Allegheny City?
The contention between A. D. Miller &
Sons and the city of Allegheny will likely
go to court for settlement. Although, ac
cording to the Allegheny City ordinance,
Miller & Sons might be prevented from re
building, yet they claim that they can do so
under authority given them by the borough
of Manchester before it became a part of
the city. By the borough ordinance they
were empowered to rebuild or extend their
works at will, and they hold thatanncxa
tion did not abrogate that power. As the
people in the neighborhood of the refinery
and President S. S. D. Thompson, of the
Armenia Insurance ' Company, seem de
termined to prevent the rebuilding, if pos
sible, there is but one thing left, and that
will be an application to court for an in
junction to restrain.
It is supposed that the matter will be de
termined by the terms of the Manchester
borough ordinance, which mutt be sub
mitted to judicial inspection.
A LIGHT STRIKE.
The Electric Company Succeeds In Oper
ating; Its Lamps.
The strike of the outside employes of the
electric light company seems to be a failure.
The company succeeded in setting nearly all
its carbons yesterday, although the strikers
earnestly labored all day long to induce the
new men to quit. One new man, who was
working at the corner of Grant street and
Sixth avenue, shortly after noon yesterday
was persuaded, after long discussion, to de
scend from his ladder and give up his tools.
His place was soon filled. Last evening the
cities were well lighted. Up to 10:30 o'clock
the police had reported only ten lights out
in Pittsburg. At 8 o'clock no lights were
burning on Pen a avenue from Twenty
eighth to Thirty-third street, and lamps
were out at Penn avenue and Eighth, Lib
erty and Evans alley, on Diamond square,
and under the Ft. Wayne Railroad bridge
on the river front. These were looked after
by the company as soon as reported.
Troubles Never Came Singly.
How true was this the case with Mr. Trios.
McKernan, of sTohnstown. During the
flood he and his wife lost all their worldly
possessions, but both made miraculous
escapes, though separated for two days, each
thidking the other dead. As soon as the
steel mill started he again took bis place,
where be was hit in the eye by a splash of
melted metal, part of which remained in
the eye five days. The burn was so serious
it had been determined upon to remove the
eve, but after further consideration it was
thought best to consult Dr. Sadler, the
oculist, ot this city, who has succeeded in
saving the ball in sa presentable condition,
though with but little sight, Mr. McKer
nan is brother-in-law of the Bev. E. W.
Trout wine, who did such noble service in
rescuing those caught in the jam and fire at
' the bridge in Johnstown the night of the
Coroner McDowell Lodges a Commit
ment of Mnrder Against Lee.
THE DOCTORS HOLD AN AUTOPSY.
Nateher Has a Fine Army Eecord, and Pot
Up Many Buildings.
COULSON IS COLLECTING EYIDENCE
John T. Nateher, who was shot by Will
iam Lee last Tuesday, died about 6 o'clock
last evening in the Homeopathic Hospital.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning Alderman
Graff was hastily summone'd to the hospital
and the following deposition was made by
Mr. Nateher: -
"I, John T. Nateher, aged 41 years, by occu
pation a carpenter contractor, believing that I
am about to die and about to meet my Maker,
do make this solemn declaration, that on
Wednesday afternoon about 1:55 o'clock. X
came into my office. No. 117 Second avenue.
William E. Lee was there in the office; he
asked me to step into my.back office. We bad
been talking together until about 2.-05 o'clock.
I started to go out from my private office to the
front office, with the Intention to get a drink.
He Jumped up and shot at me, striking me in
the back. I felt down and he shot me again
while I was endeavoring to get up. At the
.time he shot me he did not say anything, nor
did I expect him to shoot me. He was Intoxi
cated. I was in the front office when I was
shot, as I remember lying in there.
"J. T. Natc'hxb."
John T. Nateher was born at Carlisle,
Pa., in 1847, and came to Pittsburg in the
year 1868. His father was a contractor in
Carlisle, and when the rebels blew up the
arsenal in 1863, he got the contract for re
building it. During the progress of the
work, Lincoln made a call for men to Join
the army. 'Young Nateher earnestly im
portuned bis father to allow him to enter a
regiment, this his father and mother vigor
ously opposed. Seeing that it was useless
to seek the sanctiou of either father or
mother he ran away from home and joined
the Two Hundredth Pennsylvania Volun
teers. HIS ABMV RECORD.
He met his regiment at Camp Curtinjust
after the battle of Gettysburg. He was at
the taking of Fort Stephen; also at Peters
burg, Vicksburg and a number of minor en
gagements. His regiment was also first to
enter Bichmond after its surrender.
After the war closed, and he returned
home, his father left Carlisle and came to
Pittsburg, and they both entered into part
nership on the Southside at the corner of
Washington and Sixteenth streets. Tbey
remained there until 1876, when his father
While in business on the Southside
they built, among other notable places,
the Presbyterian church, corner of Sarah
and Twentieth streets; the market bouse,
the Southside M. E. Church, the Mount
Lebanon Presbyterian Church; also Robin
son & Pea's mill, Garrison's works, and
Clark's Solar Iron Works. After his fath
er's death he removed to Second avenue,
Pittsburg; When he was killed he was
working on the Baltimore and Ohio build
ing, corner of Fifth avenue and Wood
street, which had been condemned. The
object of the owners was to have it put in a
sale condition without tearing it down. He
also built a very fine residence for Mr. John
Plunketc on Twentieth and Carson streets.
His mother stated last evening to a Dis
patch reporter that he was a most dutiful
son. He was kind and affectionate. Many
years ago he associated himself actively
with the Reformed German church. He
took an interest in the church and Sunday
school. In the latter he was for a number
of years a teacher.
A DUTIFUL SOX.
"When his father died the very best
qualities of his nature wereshown," said his
mother. "When he left home in the morn
ing he would always ask me what he could
bring me home. Oh, it was evidence of his
Here Mrs. Nateher began to weep. She
then said that so far as she could learn he
was always straightforward and scrupulous
in his business transactions, and I believe
he was respected by his business friends.
His wife was Miss Annie Evans, daughter
of James Evans, ot Allegheny, and five
children are the result ot the marriage. I
believe the shock of his death will kill her,
for he was a good, kind husband and
Coroner McDowell, when notified of Mr.
Natcher's death, impanelled a jury, which
will hold an inquest this morning, and or
dered Drs. Seip, McClelland, Blystonejand
Thompson to make a post mortem examina
tion. The coroner lodged a commitment
against Lee for murder. '
The doctors finished their work by 11
o'clock last night, but will not reveal the
result of the autopsy until this morning.
Lee was sleeping in the jail last night,
and they decided not to tell him the news
until the morning. Dnring the day he ex
pressed the hope that Nateher would live.
Detective Coulson commenced to gather
testimony last night
Detective Coulson has a letter, supposed to
have been written by Nateher, which contains
damaging evidence against Lee. He also
has a messenger boy who saw Lee come out
of the office with, the revolver in his hand.
JOINED THE AKMI.
A Yonng-SIan of Mt. Washing-ton Wanted on
Two Criminal Charges.
Frederick Fuss, of Mount Washington,
yesterday entered suit before Alderman Sof
fel against William Amond on two criminal
charges. Fuss alleges that Amond acted in
decently toward his 14-year-old daughter.
Amond got wind of the fact that he was to
be arrested, and he ran away. He was last
heard, of in Tom's Run, near Mansfield, and
it is stated that he has joined the United
The father took the girl to the PoorFarm,
and it was reported last night that the
authorities of the Poor Board are likely to
take charge of the case.
SHORT OP CASH.
The Flemon Relief Committee Will Appeal
to the Churches.
At a meeting of the Flemon Relief Com
mittee last night the exercises were a little
ruffled. Secretary Holland suggested a
grand rally in all the churches to-morrow
to raise the money. D. M. Washington re
ported that $979 47 had been received and
$972 47 disbursed. Colonel Echols and W.
C. Benet were paid $500. There is a bal
ance owing these gentlemen of $500. Mr.
Tomkfns. of Edgefield, also sends in a little
bill for $300. This bill, the Flemon com
mittee say, Mr. Flemon must pay. Another
meeting will be held on Monday.
WHAT A PAKR0T CAN DO.
He Makes a Load Oolcry and Albert John
son Was Caught.
Albert Johnson, a colored hod carrier,
was arrested by Detective Glenn at noon
yesterday for climbing into houses on the
Brighton road, Allegheny, and taking-whatever
was easily movable. Three houses bad
been pilfered. In a fourth bouse the thief
was surprised as soon as he had entered the
second-story window by the lusty cries oi a
parrot. He hastily decamped and that
house was spared. At the station Johnson
etting and imtruclive article by Axel C. Hall-
itwv . wmerrour uisrAToa.
HOT ISD0RSED HEKE.'
The Action of the Mt. Pleasant Jr. O.V. A.
91. Verified on tho Sonlhslde Nobody
Upholds It, However.
A telegram arrived in this city yesterday
from Mt. Pleasant stating that the mem
bers of the Jr. O. U. A. M., of that place,
intended to'arm themselves with Winches
ter rifles and defend the coke region from
being pillaged by the Hungarians. In
quiries were made among some of the mem
bers of the Southside councils of the order
last night and the report was substantiated.
A gentleman who is a member of Smoky
City Council said in regard to the matter:
','Onr council received a notice from
Mount Pleasant a few days ago, and we
were apprised of the fact that they intended
to arm themselves to prevent the Hun
garians from doing anything rash. We
were also asked to indorse any action tlicy
might take. We then discussed the ques
tion very thoroughly, and the result was
that a resolution was passed not to encour
age the members of Mt, Pleasant Council bv
our indorsement. The prevailing opinion
in our council seemed to be that the men
had no right to supply themselves with
arms. Anyhow nobody thought that they
should take the law in theirtiwn bands and
arm themselves against these men."
A number of other prominent men of the
order were, spoken to on the subject, and the
general opinion was that the men in Mount
Pleasant Council were acting as individuals
in the matter, but that their sentiment did
not emanate from the order of the Jr. O. U.
A YERT CLOSE CALL.
A Boy Swallows Poisonous Frntt Instead
Edward O'Brien, a 10-year-old son of Mrs.
O'Brien, of 1928 Carson street, had a narrow
escape from being poisoned yesterday.
The boy had gone out the Brownsville ave
nue to gather blackberries with a number ot
other children. Among the blackberries,
however, little Edward also gathered some
poisonous frnit and ate it
Soon after he complained of severe pains
in his abdomen, and he had to be carried
home. Dr. Pollock was at once called in.
who found the child in a high state of fever.
Several doses of emetics soon brought some
relief. He was resting easy last night, and
it is tnougut tne ooy will recover.
BARGAINS, BARGAINS, BARGAINS.
At 91 and S3 Fifth Avenue.
If yon contemplate getting a piano or or
gan, go to S. Hamilton's for a genuine bar
gain. In the first place, he has every facil
ity for carrying a large stock, and does
carry the most complete variety of pianos
and organs to be fonnd in any house in the
United States. 'If you want a good piano
at a low price, he has themf if you want one
of the very best in material, workmanship
and performance, he has them, and a num
ber of each style, so that you can choose
which pleases yon best. The price of pianos
ranges from $175 up, and for organs at $45
and up. At his salesroom is the only place
in the city that you can buy the great and
well-known Estev organs, which after once
heard can never be forgotten, and the cele
brated Decker Bros., Knabe and Fischer
pianos. It is safe to say that there are more
of these pianos sold in and about the city
than all the others combined. He rushes
them out on easy payments and small
profits, knowing from the past that this ac
commodating and satisfactory wav of plac
ing them in the bands of many Is-appreci-ated,
which his steadily and increasing busi
A Dellclons Drink.
Iron Citv beer, brewed only by Frauen
heim & Vflsack, is a refreshing and health
ful beverage. It is pure, wholesome and
nutritions. Try it, and you will always use
it. Telephone 1186.
W. S. Bell & Co. have removed to their
new rooms, No. 431 Wood at. (former loca
tion). A complete assortment of cameras,
dry plates and all kinds of photographic
material on hand.
..Closing Ont Bale
Of beaded wraps, shawls, jerseys, parasols,
sun umbrellas, ladies' and gent's summer
underwear, hosiery, gloves, black lace"
flouncings. embroideries and insertings at
greatly reduced prices to close this season's
foods, at H. J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Mar
et street. xhssu
Remember the Last Excursion, a
August 29, to Atlantic City via the B. &
O. R. R. Rate, $10 for the round trip,
tickets good for ten days. Trains will leave
depot at 8 A.M. and 920 p. M. Secure
your parlor and sleeping car accommoda
tions at once.
Special sale this morning at 8 o'clock, 37
pair Bradley's celebrated blankets, with
slight mill imperfections, clean and fresh,
three-fonrths value. -Bogos & Buhl.
Remnants. Remnants, Remnants.
To-morrow John S. Roberts, 414 Wood
street, will sell remnants of wall paper
Sanitarium and Water Cure. The only
Eastern institution in which mud baths are
given. Steam-heating and electric lights.
Baths, massage and electricity by trained
manipulators. Address John S. Marshall,
M. D., Green Spring, O.
Angostura Bitters is known all over
the world as the great regulator of the diges
It's a fact. John S. Roberts, 414 Wood
street, has the largest and most complete line
of wall paper in the city. , Tbs
A SPECIAL INVITATION
Visit the Grandest Place About
FOB A HOME.
Visit the East End.
Visit Allesheny City.
Visit all the places about the city and then
will engage to show you a prettier
Give you a better house for less money.
Give you easier terms bf payment.
Give you better Improvements,
Give you lower taxes.
Give more comforts and pleasures, better
health for less money than anywhere else.
CAK YOU BUY AirTWHEBB
A splendid 7-room brick house. with fine porches,
slate roof. bathroom, range, hot and cold water,
lanndry, on beautiful lot, surrounded with fine
shade trees, for $1,000. on easy payments of a
few hundred dollars cash and monthly pay
ments to snlt you?
You can do It In Knoxville.
You- can get a 5-room bonse in Knoxville
for nOO cash payment and $17 to CO per
You can get a 3-rootn house In KnoxvHle for
$30 to 5100 cash and (13 to 18 per month.
You can get a bouse, large or small, with as
much ground as vou want on terms that you
'cannot duplicate anywhere else.
x ou asit:
It is only 1 miles from the postofflce, to
which you can walk, in 20 minutes. The new
Pittsburg Incline Plane is being erected, and
in less than six months you can take streetcar
in city and ride into Knoxville in 15 minutes;
Knoxville has all the Improvements of the city
three lines natural gas, artificial gas, city
water. One churches, paved streets, good
school and low .taxes. Hundreds of people
are moving to Knoxville, and the choicest sites
are being taken up.
A number of handsome new houses now
ready for renting. You can do better here
than anywhere else.
Khoxvixi.1 laud Ixfbotxxest Co
. " or 1S Third avenue.
J dine to KnoxvlUe Borooga, xueau
-HIS PERSONAL .ESTATE.
Mr. Thaw Loaned Iare Bams to Deservlac
William Thaw was a heavy holder of per
sonal property. He had mortgages recorded
at the time of his death amounting to $309,
232. In every instance bnt one the money
was loaned to individuals, and he hardly
ever entered judgment against his debtors.
His largest holdings were in the following
wards: Fourteenth ward, $66,000; Tenth...
ward. Allegheny, $166,000.
When the Assessor asked Mr. Thaw in
1888 if bis personal estate was worth $800,
000 he replied: ""Yes, I think it is. Yon
can put me down, at that, and the Com
missioners can add the 50 per cent." Mr.
Thaw was one of the heaviest taxpayers la
Canlary Versos the Knife.
The West Penn Hospital has added to it
surgical outfit a wonderfully perfect elec
trical apparatus for throat and nasal treat
ment and the removal of tumors by cauteri
zation. A delicate but Btrong wire loop Is
made hot by passing a continuous electric,
current through it, and. the tumor or ob-'
struction is really burned ofE This process
prevents hemorrhage and the wound heals
more easily than after the old-fashioned
knile operations. The expert operator who
brought the apparatus from New York, ex
hibited its workings to an audience of
prominent city physicians who were much
pleased with it. The gentleman also made,
tests with the marvelous Holtx Induction
Machine, which is adapted for treatment of
paralysis and spinal troubles. This machine
generates so powerful a current that a book
placed between the poles is penetrated by'
an electric spark, which is a veritable flash
of lightning. A patient who was subjected
to this current in a modified degree had hie
hair stand on end, but was in no wise
The Dispatch reporter inspected these
machines at 909 Penn ave. and learned that
another exhibition of their capabilities will
soon be made before the medical fraternity,
who are greatly interested in the matter.
ME CRINKLE iSrTsri
weird and ttrOcing novel entitled "The End of
the World." v
JOB. HDRNE i CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORE&
Mora surprises this week In the way
of extreme low prices, prices to finish
up summer dress stuffs this week
Pine wool C0-lnch Cheek and Btriped
Suitings SI 25 quality marked down to
75c yard. '
One lot of Silk and Wool Mixtures
One lot all-wool Gray and Browa ,i
Mixed 60-Inch Suitings. ' ' fP
A little lot of yard wide all-wool
Plaids at 35e a yard.
School Dress Stuffs and House
Wrapper Goods at 50c, down from SI
First appearance now, here and then
In this big dress goods stock, of new
arrivals of foreign dress fabrics, hints
of the oncoming tide of all the best
that' 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 Gooos Department-Ajn the
counter near the door to-day, over one
hundred pieces of Plain and Fancy
French Satlnes finest quality. 80c, STVo
and 40o sorts at 15c a yard. Soma
others, too French on es at 13c a yardj
12c American Satines down to6c.
This Is the last chance on these Wash
Goods for this season. .
Ginghams, 40o ones, in plain color, ' .
down to 15c All remnants fancy 40o
styles at 20c a yard.
Cloak Boom Special One hundred
Black Stockinette Jackets, sixes 83 to 44
bust measure, full weights, your choice)
at S3. t3 50 and U 60; the greatest bar
gain you were ever offered.
The bargain sale of Irish and Scotch
Table Linens a great opportunity to Bc
housekeepers. The prices are the lowest on fine,
heavy pure Linen Damasks.
JOB. HDRNE i cn.?a--
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