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THE- PITTSBtJKG DISPATCH; TUESDA'Tt AUG-TtST
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Crowded With. Patients.
AN ADDITIONAL BUILDING
To Cost $40,000 is Cpntcmplated by
tie Doctors in Charge.
OKLX TWO MONTHS IN EXISTENCE,
But tho Institution DJas Done Good Work
With Terj Small Means.
TOWELS AEE THE CHIEF DONATION
Considerable sickness exists on the South
side, and the new hospital since it started,
two months ago, has been crowded. The
doctors in charge are taking steps to have a
sew building erected.
A meeting of the Executive Committee
was called last night to see if plans could
sot be devised for better accommodations
than exist at present. Five members of the
board were present. Dr. Duff reported that
10 had been received since the last meeting
was held, making a total in the treasury of
51,060, but the hosnital had outstanding lia
bilities to the amount of $300. During the
last month, owing to the excess of patients,
two extra nurses had to be employed. .
Dr. Arnholt then called attention to the
lack of room, and asked for any comments
thereon. Dr. Thomas said: "Owing to the
immediate necessity and large influx of
patients, we shall be compelled to negotiate
for temporary room. The honse adjoining
the hospital has eight rooms to let at a rent
age of ?28 a month, or two" rooms for 53. The
only drawback I sec to our taking the rooms
is that there is no natural or artificial gas."
After some debate and an interview with
the owner of the house, it was decided to
take two rooms for the present to help them
out of their pressing difficulty.
CBAMPED TOE BOOM.
Dr. Thomas made a speech, in which to
said: "We are uncomfortably cramped for
room, and have been since the hospital
started. There are at present in the wards
19 patients, almost double what we can
properly accommodate. We have in the
two months of our existence treated CO
patients. The number of patients are daily
Increasing, and the question has confronted
us what will be done if they increase in the
"The Sonthside demands a permanent
hospital, and that is what we must have.
We have been making overtures for the
purchase of a nrouertv lvinc betweea
Twentieth and Twenty-first streets.belonging
to the heirs of Captain Yard. One of the
principal owners of the land has signified
her intention to bestow the ground, but
after some inquiries we find the land in
volved in legal meshes. We anticipate,
however, that the legal difficulty can be
obviated, and then we shall be able to ap
propriate the magnificent offer.
NEW BUILDINGS TO BL EEECTED.
"The ground ata mean value is worth S10,
000, upon which we will erect a handsome
pileol buildings wbich will necessitate an ex
penditure, with furniture, ot 540,000. Noone
can accuse us of spending money lavishly.
Since the inception of the hospital we
have received ?1,700, and in the treasury
now we have a considerable balance. We
would ask the public to aid us in the start.
When we can secure a site and begin to
bnild we have the assurance that the State
will come to our aid.
Numbers of people think a hospital can
live on towels. Within the last few weeks
we have received more towels than we shall
use in 12 months. Let us have a good start,
give ns money, and we will be faithful to
the trust, and the Southside will be
The cases the hospital has received are all
Dr. Arnholt stated "that he bought some
bedsteads, but he did not know where to
The proposed new building will be able
to accommodate 75 patients.
. AN ELECTRIC ADJUNCT.
Tfao Central Traction Will Ran a Branch
Rond hy Electricity From Center Ave
nue to Fnlton nndlYylie.
'The Central Traction Company has de
cided to run an electric road in, conjunction
with the cable line. Tbe electric cars will
ran along Center avenue, from the corner of
Fulton street and Wylie avenue, to Miners
ville. This move was decided upon at a
meeting of the Board of Directors of the
company held in their office, in tbe Jackson
building, yesterday afternoon.,
One of the directors of the company said
yesterday: "You must remember that we
said from the first when we decided to run
the cable up Wylie avenue, that we would
take care of the Center avenue people.
Well, we have not forgotten that promise,
and tbe best way we can meet tbe expecta
tions of tbe people is in the shape of an
"We have ordered the rails for the road
already, and they wjll be laid as soon as
.the cable cars are" running."
"We have not decided what electric sys
tem we will use, but our engineer will prob
ably decide that. Anyhow the road will be
run withont interruption. The best elec
tric motor system will be used, and we will
injure our patrons the fastest add safest
travel in the city. The electric cars will be
rnn in connection with the cable system for
the benefit of the Center avenue people,
who would otherwise have to climb a steep
hill to get to the cable cars."
Weldln & Co. Wnnt $27,750 and Jnmes
Rcdpath $23,000 in Widcniac Diamond
Alley Another Mediae Co bo Held.
The Board of Viewers. yesterday visited
Diamond alley with an intent to get an idea
of the amount of damages likely to be
claimed, to determine who would be dama
ged and also who would be benefited by the
widening. But little headway was made in
the matter of hearing claims, .as some of
the people wanted could not ne found, and
others had not yet mado up their minds. In
the course of next week a meeting will
be held at the office in City Hall. At that
meeting the Board will receive claims for
damages, and expect claimants to bring
proof after view by a disinterested person.
It is supposed that no matter how many
meetings may beheld some lawsuits will fol
low, as it isn't likely that viewers and
claimants in all cases will see eye to eye.
Amoog those who presented themselves
yesterday were: Andrew Melon, Thomas
Bose and Son, and Anne M. Bissell, or her
representatives, but they did not submit
their claims. Weldin & Co., for losses
direct and indirect claim $27,750; James
Eedpath, 25,000; and Fred Kamm 52,500.
An Army Deertcr.
John Kesbit deserted from the regular
nrmy, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, four
years ago, and has -wandered over the
country ever since. He came to this city,
the hmoe of his boyhood, about a week ago,
and on Friday was arrested by Sergeant
fc.awards.ol the Jlttsbnrg recruiting station,
as a deserter. H- was taken back to Colnm- i
mi Birr-pks last night. f
THE TIME YAS TOO SU0RT.
The Democratic Sub-Committee DIeet Bat
Do Nolbinc The County Slate n SInpped
The sub-Committee on Bules of the
County Democratic Committee met, last
night in tbe office of W. J. Brennan, Esq.
It was decided that the time before the con
vention was too short to take action, and
that it be deferred. The convention will be
so informed and asked to refer the matter of
changing the rule3 back to the same com
mittee or another committee to report later.
The main object in appointing the sub-Committee
on Bules was to secure a reduction of
the representation to the County Committee.
There seems to be no haze surrounding
the complexion of the county Democratic
ticket that will be nominated to-day. R.
H. Johnston will get the District Attorney
nomination hands down, and Harry Beltz
hoover that for Coroner. Judge Collier's
nomination to succeed himself wiU be in
dorsed and H. T. Watson re-elected Chair
man of the County Committee. It is just
possible, of course, that this slate may be
slightly cracked, but such is not expected.
Some report T. O'lieary antagonistic to
Watson, but others say O'Leary is tor him,
at least as against P. Foley.
It is said the Foley-Brennan section of
the party will probably support B. K. Jami
son, of Philadelphia, for State Treasurer,
against Bigler, but they have not decided
positively. It doesn't appear certain that
he will consent to run. The Bigler men, on
the other hand, profess to believe that their
fences are in nood shape. It is said that
Wallace, Scott, Henscl et al of weight in
the party counsels feel not only able to hold
the fort for Bigler, but to be able to retain
Kisner in the State Cairmanship.
As there were a considerable number of
districts in the city and county that did not
elect delegates to the conventions, it is
thought there will be considerable fighting
over credentials and some disputes that will
remain to be settled in Harrisburg. All in
all, there appears to be material sufficient
to insure breezy convections.
ASPHALT BLOCK PAYING.
Mayor Pearson, of Allecbcny, Receives tet
ters Condemning iho Material.
Mayor Pearson, ot Allegheny, has .re
ceived many letters commending him for
his action in vetoing the ordinance for an
experimental asphalt block pavement on
Federal street, which was passed over his
veto at the last meeting of Councils. Many
citizens have agreed with His Honor in the
idea that tbe pavement will not stand the
Mayor Pearson wrote to the leading cities
for information regarding the matter.
Deputy Engineer Guthrie, of Buffalo,
writes that the asphalt block was, an entire
failure there. Superintendent Jones, of the
Boston Street Department, replies that
Devonshire street was paved with the blocks
some years ago, but they have proven un
satisfactory on account of the heavy traffic.
He expects good results on streets used
only by light vehicles. President Henry
Flad, of the St. Louis Board of Public
Improvements, replies- that the asphaltum
blocks laid on Pine and Olive streets in that
city did not wear and had to be replaced in
three or four years. Similar answers have
been received from Washington and Phila
delphia. EITHER AND THITHER.
Movements or Pittsburscrs nnd Others of
W. J. Van Kirk, Esq., a prominent
citizen of Pensacola, West Florida, was in this
city yesterday bound for New York. He is a
handsome typo of Southern manhood. Mr.
Van Kirk is largely identified with the lumber
and iron interests of tbe South, and is
thoroughly protectionist in bis ideas. To a
Dispatch reporter yesterday he said: "Having
close business relations with tbo lumber and
mineral regions of Alabama, and knowing the
sentiments of the iron manufacturers of
Alabama, I say that Senator Wade Hampton
misrepresented Alabama when ho said they
were not in favor of protection. I can give yon
a list of a dozen of the largest iron manufact
urers of Birmingham, and if any can be f onnd
among them wbo is not a protectionist as dis
tinguished from a free trader I will agree to be "
branded as a calumniator. Take tbe negro ont
of tbe case (as be will be taken out) and the
solid South is broken. Ho is deci easing in
Alabama and will soon be ont of politics. I
bad a talk a few days since with Governor
Slay, of Alabama. He predicted that outside
of making iron Alabama in ten years will
manufacture half ot the cotton crop and will
sell it at 25 cents a pound in place of 10 cents."
Ex-Mayor Bobert Lyon, who was in
jured in the wreck on tbe Butler branch of tbe
West Pcnn Railway, got home to Chartiers
from the hospital yesterday. The Major's
powerful constitution stood tbe strain well, and
as he sat in the carriage a stranger would not
have supposed that be had a lot of bones
broken. The only apparent damage was a,
bloodshot eye. Tbe employes of Anderson
Depuy & Co.'s steel works gavo Mr. Lyon an
enthusiastic ovation. '
President Moffatt, of Washington and
Jefferson College, and Deputy State Superin
tendent Houck, of the Department of .Public
Instruction, will aid in the dedication of Alle
gheny's new nigh school on Friday, September
6. There will be fine music on tharroccaslon.
Rooms have been appointed in'ths building for
Superintendent Morrow and, Secretary Scan
drett. Tbe Board of Controllers will also have
elegant quarters in tbo building.-
H. Sellers'McKce went o Mayville,
Lake Chautauqua, last, 'night. He evidently
did not feel in the humor to talk, and he had
not much lnformation'to give in consequence.
"Oar tanks at Jeannette will be started up soon
after September 1," he said. "We have all the
new men we want, and there will be no trouble.
I think the Campbell investigation matter is
about to collapse, anyhow, I do not know any
thing new about it."
W. O. Staple, National Secretary of the
Daughters of Liberty; Dr. G. H. Burton, of
Brooklyn: W. N. Simon, Mendcn, Conn., Na
tional Councilor; Mrs. A. P. Love, of New
York; Mrs. Burns, of Waterburv. Conn.; V.
P. Clutwbrthy, Mrs. W. F. Hattingley and H.
LceCintTtorthy, of Baltimore, and all promt,
nent officers in the order of the Daughters of
Liberty, are at tbo Monongahcla Uou&.
President Weihe, of the Amalgamated
Association, returned yesterday from the
East, where he went on an official visit to the
lodges of the association. Whilo away he or
ganized several new lodges. He reports all
loaves to be In a flourishing condition, and
says tbe association is growing every nhere.
Superintendent Armstrong, of the Alle
gheny Water Works, is reported to have said
yesterday that l a private corporation can
afford to lav a conduit to Six Mile Island, build
filters and furnish the city with water at $50,
000 per vear, the city will be able to do tbe
same thing at the same or less expense.
Prof. W. J. Jackman, who has occupied
tbe Chair of Biology at the High School for
some time past, sent in his reslgnation'jester
lav. He has accepted a poitlon in the Cook
County Normal School at Chicago.
Mrs. Carrie V. Denniston, the well
known legal stenographer of this city, returned
vesterdav from her three weeks' vacation at
. Miss Olive E. Lemon, of George W.
Acklin's law office, has returned home from
her summer vacation spent In Fayette county.
John McConncll, member of the State
Executive Committeo of Prohibitionists, left
for Harrisburg last night.
Quincy A. Bobinson has returned from
his vacation trip to the seashore. He looks sun
burnt and healthy.
Dr. J. Grey Jewell, of San Francisco,
and T. Kirk White, of York, Pa., are at the
Clarence Burleigh, Esq., is at home
after a trip to the seashore and Niagara Falls.
Ed. Fownes, O. McIIroy and James
Cook returned from Atlantic City yesterday.
Ecv. Charles E. Locke went to Valley
Struck by a Train.
' Thomas McGonnigle was walking along
the Pennsylvania Bailroad tracks form his
work at the Bessemer Steel Works to his
house, at 5 o'clock last evening, when he
was struck by a train and killed instantly.
Tbe remains were taken to his borne and an'
inquest will be held this morning. He was
22 years of age, and was nnmarried.
A COAL TEUST NEXT.
English Capitalists Said to be After
the Monongahela Mines.
DENIALS FROM LARGE OPERATORS.
Captain Sam Brown Says the Negotiations
Are Being Conducted.
OTHER INTERESTING LABOR ITEMS
A report was published yesterday after
noon tbat a syndicate composed of Eastern
capitalists were trying to purchase all the
river coal interests in this city. In the item
Captain Sam Brown was quoted as saying
that his company had given options to the
trust or combination. To ascertain the truth
in the report, a reporterof The Dispatch
called upon a number of the most prominent
operators on the river and asked them about
it They disclaimed all knowledge of the
reported impending deal, npd their views
are given below.
The report stated that William P. Shinn,
well known in this city, was condncting the
negotiations, and nine of the most promi
nent operators aud firms had placed Options
on their plants. Among the firms men
tioned who had given figures were Walton
& Co., Brown's Sons, Thomas Fawcett &
Sons, John A. Wood & Co., S. 8. Crnmp,
Bisher, Blackburn, Grand Lake Company,
Horner & Boberts, George Lysle & Sons,
J. S. Keel and Sneathen & Wilson.
It was stated that 813,000,000 would be
requiredlto buy out the firms, and the only
thing left to be done was for the buyers to
send their engineers and agents here to ex
amine the property.
When Captain impson Horner, of Hor
ner & Boberts, who is reported to have
given an option, was shown the. statement,
he said: "My firm is ready to sell ont at
any time if we could find someone who is
foolish enough to buy. So far we have not
received any offer to sell, and I do not
believe there is any truths in the report."
Captain Richard Barrows',, of the same
firm, and Secretary of the Pittsburg Coal
"That is the first I ever heard of it. I
believe every man on the river will-sell out
and would not ask a fancy price either, if
some one would come along and talk busi
ness. I have not heard of anyone giving an
option, or of hearing an option asked for.'
TTA1TON HADN'T IIEABD Or IT. '
Captain Joseph Walton, of Walton &
Co., said: "I am President of the Pittsburg
and Southern Coal Company, and was never
approached on such a transaction. I do
not think that my partner would conduct
negotiations without my knowing some
thing about it. I do not think there is any
thing in it, and wish to heaven it was
Captain J. A. Wood said: "I do not
know anything about it, and if there was
anybody around asking for options I think
we would have heard of it. I do not think
it is true."
J. S. Neel said: "It wonld take twice
$13,000,000 to buy the coal interests on the
river. I never heard of the matter befere."
Mr. Stoytler. of Bisher & Co.. said: "I
will give yon $500 if you will bring us a
purchaser for several thousand acres of good
coal land. I do not take any stock in the
Among the firms mentioned as having
given as option to sell out is the Grand
Lake Coal Company. This, firm has not
been in existence since last January.
Captain Sam Brown was a passenger on
tne Eastern Express last night
i Wq'pn asked about'ihe syndicate tbat he
is reported to have saidN intended the buy
out the river coal men, he replied:
"A reporter came to mewith some
information, and ' told me . that I
could give him the rest if I wanted
to. Well, I told him what I know of
the matter. There' is a syndicate1' of En
glish and American capitalists willing to
buy all the coal plants along the riven, Tbe
negotiations have been going on forborne
time. All the large coal operators have
been approached upon the subject, and
they have all expressed their willingness to
make a sale if they are offered the proper
price. Then the question of options came
up, and oil were willing to consider it.
A TEESIATUEE PUBLICATION-.
To-day the options were officially drawn
up, and they will be submitted to the head
officers of the syndicate in New York. But
there the whole thing came out too soon,
and the publication was entirely too pre
mature. However, you can put it down as
correct that negotiations are pending, and
in the ordinary run of events the entire
matte will ' be concluded within a short
"But do you know that several of the
coal operators along. Water street have
denied that there js anything in this syndi
cate?" "Well, I don't see how that is possible;
thev all know about it"
"No, it is all nonsense that I am tryingto
buy out the other operators. Of course I
mav become a partner in the svndicate. if I
see tbat it will be profitable and advanta
geous to me."
"Has this syndicate any connection with
the corporation that is buying the brew
eries?" "Not that I know of. I can only tell you
that they are partly Englishmen and partly
Americans. Lthink the deal will be a good
thing for the coal business. There will not
be the same amount of competition. The
trade can be better regulated and more
money can be made out of coal than is at
The Captain was about to give the re
porter the names of the operators who have
expressed their willingness to sell to the
syndicate, when the train drew out of the
depot and the interview had to close.
DILLON DENIES IT.
He Says They Will Support the Green Bottlo
Men In the Strike.
Referring to an item in The Dispatch
of yesterday, which came by telegraph from
Philadelphia, tbatthe American Flint Glass
workers' Association had withdrawn their
support from the green bottle blowers in
their fight against the manufacturers. Sec
retary William Dillon said that the report
was not true. He denied that the agreement
would be broken. Their men will refuse to
make any green ware in flint houses. To
prove this be cited the case of their commit
tee in Baltimore that notified Baker & Bros,
that they would not work green warein the
factory while the strike was going on.
THE EESDLT OP A FIGHT.
This Is Why the Window Glass Trast Was
Organized In the East.
The following was received from New
York last night in regard to the Window
The new trust is really tho beginning of a long
fight between the old manufacturers, wbo are
known as the "pitmen," and the new men,
called tbe 'tankmen," by reason of their intro
ducing a new method of making glass in tanks
Instead of pots. This new method has only
one plant erected in this country, that at Jean
nette, Pa. The men behipd the new enterprise
have issued- circulars that they will furnish
glass at a reduction of from 10 to 15 per cent
below thejirico of he "potmen."
A CHAEter was filed 'in the Recorder's
ofllce yesterday for tbe American Natural
Gas Company. The company will supply gas
In Etna, Mill vale and Sharpsburg boroughs and
-Allegbenyand Pittsburg. The capital stock is
TftOOO, divided Into 40 shares at 550 per share.
directors -are Xavier Wittmer. D. O.
Cawley, Henry Wittmer, F. B. McMillen, Fred
Wittmer and John -H.
M02K CABBON SETTERS QUIT.
Controller Morrow "Will Not Pay lor the
Nine of the new carbon setters employed
by the -Allegheny Electric Light Company
quit work yesterday morning at the solicita
tion of the strikers. The latter had men out
nil over the city, who personally saw each
man, and induced the above number to quit
The company stated that it could secure
others to take the places of the deserters, and
tbe lamps would be kept in first-class con
dition. Last night there were few lights out
throughout the city. Foreman Daileyhad
a crowd of men at the Central station and
as soon as a lamp was reported out they
hurried to the scene and put in new car
bons. Controller Morrow stated yesterday that
he would insist upon the company making
a reduction in their bills for the lamps
which were temporarily extinguished from
time to time since the strike was inaugu
rated. The company expects to Start out, 25 'new
men to-day, some of them being promised
$2 25 per day. Two or three policemen
have been asked for, to report at the works
on Virgin alley at 9 o'clock this morning.
It is said the officers will accompany the
carbon setters to prevent the strikers from
interfering with them.
LOOKING FOR A SITE.
Armstrong; Monumental Committee
Choasins a. Favorable Spot.
The committee appointed to select a site
for the Armstrong Monument in the Alle
gheny Parks, paid a visit to the grounds
yesterday. They looked over a number of
sites, but did not decide upon any particular
spot They will report at a meeting of the
association to be held within aweektomake
the arrangements for the dedication of the
monument This .meeting was to.have been
held last week, but owing to the absence of
Secretary William Martin it was post
poned. AGAINST NON-UNION AIEN.
Painters Will Insist Upon Their Nun-Employment
on Union Jobs.
Painters and Decorators' Union No. 15
has instructed its special agent to take ac
tive steps, toward preventing members of
the organization, from working with non
union carpenters. At two shops yesterday,
the proprietors were given until the end
of this week to secure all union men. The
painters mean to stop all members of their
craft from working on buildings where non
union material is used.
THE MARKET FRIGES.
.Notices Sent Ont About the Advance In the
Price of Coke.
' The coke firms in this city sent out-notices
yesterday to the effect that on and after Sep
tember 1, the prices of their product will be
advanced to the following figures: Furnace
men, $1 35; dealers, $1 50, and foundrymen,
$1 65 per ton. These prices will be for coke
on board cars at the region. H. C. Frick
stated yesterday that his firm would advance
the price of coke to the above figures. All
tbe other large concerns will follow suit
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Heady Readier.
The gentleman who gave The dispatch
the Information about Rev. J. H, Barnett, of
Unicn Park Chapel, not being a member of tbe
Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
called at this office. In company with Rev. Mr,
Barnett yesterday. He said that a later in
vestigation of documents and letters In the
clergyman's possession convinced him that he
was entirely mistaken.
Receipts in tbe Department of Publio
Works last week were as follows: Burein of
City Property Diamond Markets, 87,792 71;
Southside Markets, 81,651 SO: wharves and
buildings, J1.8S0 31; miscellaneous, 5. Bnreau
of Water Assessments, J1,18SS7. Switch li
cense. $412 60; scale license, $83 27. Total,
H. Silverman, of 179 Fifth avenue, has
been robbed of a bulldog and two black and tan
dogs. He had the animals as watch dogs and
it is supposed that they were taken away by
persons wbo meant to rob his tailor store, as
the marks of a jimmy are to be seen on the
door. The animals were taken on Sunday
The Improved Order of Hentasophs will
celebrate their Eleventh anniversary by a ban
quet on Wednesday evening. August 2S. at
John Dlmling's parlors. No 409 Market street;
at 8 o'clock. Toasts, addresses, and a good
time socially will be a part of the exercises.
Chairman Wim-iam McCreert, of the
Pittsburg fund for Johnstown's Belief, has not
yet received an answer from the Governor to
the letter he wrote tn His Excellency about
the 3125.000 which the State Commission owes
the Pittsburg Committee.
Wee Lrjrj, a Chinaman, created a disturb
ance on South Sixteenth street yesterday.
Some boy bombarded bis laundry, and bo vig
orously blew his police whistle. Tbe police
man quieted the Chinaman and secured the
name of the boy.
The number of deaths occurring In Alle
gheny last week was 26. This small number is
remarkable for this season of the year.
Health Officer Thomspon states tbe city was
never in better health. Typhoid fever is
-Bridget Lot, of the Southside, was
cbarced by a. SIdor. a peddler, with pntting on
a pair of stockings from bis stores, refusing to
pay for them and then throwing him out'of the
house. She was arrested vesterdav and sent to
William Hammon, a colored man, made
information yesterday before Alderman Mc
Misters against a wbite man named Heron for
felonious assault and battery, alleging tbe de
fendant attacked blm with a dirk knife.
William McMasters, of Kittanning, states
that be was never under bail on a charge of
stealing a gold watch, and no such charge was
ever made against him. The Dispatch takes
pleasure in correcting the error.
Dr. Meeccr's reports of his examinations
of the employes of the Fire Bureau were turned
over to Chief Brown yesterday. The chief was
very busy during the day, and has not had
time to go through tbe papers.
Captain Dean, of the Anti-Cruelty Society,
said last night that the society was In posses
sion of information tbat the Law and Order
Society had employed a girl of only 10 years to
assist it n Its detective work.
George Cameron, employed at the Eighth
ward vitriol works, was burned about the lace
and neck yesterday by a splash of vitriol. He
was taken to his home on Carnegie avenue.
His condition is not serious.
Charles Wassert, an U-year-old boy, was
locked up' .in Allegheny last evening on a
charge of having stolen 58 25 frpm a house in
Snyder's Hollow, In Pleasant Valley, where
tne Doy lives.
Daniel Fisher a carpenter employed on a
building on Observatory Hill, Allegheny, yes
terday afternoon fell from a scaffold, a dis
tance of 35 feet. One rib and his wrist were
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon an alarm of
flro from bdr No. 212 was caused by a fire in a
coal shed at the rear of No. 233 Forty-fifth
'street. The loss amounted to $40.
The union printers of Pittsburg and vicinity
will bold their Second annual selept basket pic
nic at Aliqnippa to-morrow. Over 1,500 Invita
tions have been issued.
While Frederick Herald , was driving on
Second avenue his horse fell Into a manhole
injuring It severely. He will bring suit against
tbo traction road.
The Coroner held an Inquest over the body
of Jamps Malone, who fell over the bluff at
Sobo. The jury brought In a verdist of acci
A D. Miller fc Co,, the oil refiners, have
been notified to stop building their oil works at
the lower end of the city. The firm will make
The rivermen aro indignant at the Lake Erie
railroad and tbe Keystone Bridge Company for
leaving the Beaver bridge closed up.
The Valley Camp Athletic Club was formed
last Saturday. They propose to lay out ball
grounds, a tennis court etc
Max Ftjllerton, employed at the Black
Diamond Steel Works, had his hand pierced
yesterday Dy steel rods.
Between Saturday night and Monday morn
ing four freight wrecks occurred between Alle
gheny and Blairsvllle.
Michael Martin was probably fatally in
jnred by a runaway on Virginia- avenueyester
A DAUGHTERS' ORDEK.
The Female Branch of the Sr. 0. F.
A, M. Will Meet To-Day
AS TBUE EXPONENTS OP LIBERTY.
Eastern Members Are Anxions to Separate
From the Seniors,
BUT A LAEGE KDJIBEE OPPOSE IT
The Daughters of Liberty will hold their
sixteenth annual meeting in' the Moorhead
building to-day. About 100 delegates are
expected, and the ma
jority of them have
arrived and are quar
tered at tbe Mononga
Among those here
are National Coun
cilor Simons, Nation
al Vice Councilor G.
B. Ludlow, of Jersey
City; Kational Secre
tary W. O. Staples, of
Brooklyn, If. Y.; Na
tional Treasurer G. H.
Burton, of New York,
and CO other represen
tatives from various
portions of New York, Massachusetts, Con
necticut, Maine and New Jersey.
The Daughters of Liberty was founded in
New Haven, Conn., in 1873. It is an auxil
iary to, and is under the jurisdiction of, the
National Council of the Senior Order of
United American Mechanics. The objects
and principles of the order are almost iden
tical with those of the Mechanics to per
petuate American institutions and to pro
mote social intercourse
and mutual benefit.
Members of the Amer
ican Mechanics and
American borp fe
males are eligible to
strength is in the East
ern States, but it has
obtained a firm hold
in Allegheny county,
and is rapidly spread
ing toward the West.
Tbe present session
of the national body
W. O. Staples.
is expected to give the order a new impetus
here. There are two important measures to
be brought up at this meeting; one relating
to the election of members, and the other a
proposition to' sever the National Council
from the United American Mechanics.
The latter is the most Important measure,
and while it is strongly supported by some
of the Eastern representatives, it is not like
ly to pass. There will be considerable dis
cussion on this matter.Those who are opposed
to the proposition argue that it is not only
that any member who
takes part in the pas
sage of any law or any
act that will aid in
severing the Daugh
ters of Liberty from
the Mechanics breaks
the obligation which
she took when she
After the opening
of the session this
' Councilor Simons will
J. W. McClearv, next deliver his annual ad-
Vice vouncuor. ureoa. uc mu iciic.
the past year's work, which shows that the
order has made the greatest gainot any year
during its existence. There have been 18
councils instituted during tbe year, and the
increase in membership exceeds4,000.
Speaking of the order generally the Na
tional Councilor will say:
"We are yet in the morning of our life,
and as we advance we need to have our
growth healthy and one that we shall be
proud to own." During a person's young
er years his character for life, to
a great extent, is molded this way or
that by the habits practiced. The young
man wbo steps into the world the next day
after his graduation from college has a
character that is untarnished, and he has a
capital upon which to commence. Business
men want him, society calls for him, and
every oue looks upon him with respect.
HOW TO steengthen the okdek.
"We. as an order, are forming our charac
ter, and in our hands rests its future. If
we bnild strong it shall stand for ages. In
years to come our order is destined to have
a wonderful growth, and upon us depends
The National Councilor had 2G deputies
in varions parts of the jurisdiction last
year, and the records of tbe official acts
show that all were active and did good
work. National Councilor Simons will
ask the national body to take some action at
their session about the insurance depart
ment of the order. As it is at present it
amounts to little more than a farce. He
will recommend the appointment of agents
in each council to devote their energy to
this feature of the order. Some minor
changes in the laws regarding the institu
tion of new councils are also recommended.
In closinc his annual report the National
Councilor will point out many wayB in
which the work of the next year can be of
much benefit to the order.
The reports of the National Secretary and
Treasurer will be brief, and will show that
the order is prospering increasing in mem
bership rapidly and is on a good financial
The election of officers will take
place this afternoon. No slate has been
arranged, but it is likely tbat National Vice
Councilor G. B. Ludlam will be elected to
succeed National Councilor' Simons, and
that James W. McCleary, of the Southside,
will be elected as Vice Councilor.
The session will last to-day and to-morrow,
and the local committee'has arranged
for an excursion up the Mononcahela river
on the Mayflower, for the delegates on
AERESTE1) AT THE DEPOT.
An Absconding Jeweler Caught While on
Ills Way West.
On the receipt of a telegram from Con
stable Healy of Shamokin, Pa., Officer
Philip Demmel arrested a man named
Joseph Meyer on his arrival at the Union
depot on the 11:55 train. - Meyer is wanted
for embezzlement. The prisoner was in the
jewelry business, and is alleged to have ab
sconded with the money, and selling out his
jewelry store to defeat his creditors.
Officer Cross Seriously III.
Officer Edward Cross, who was injured by
falling through an elevator shaft during a
raid last Sunday morning on Water street,
was in a serious condition last night at the
Homeopathic Hospital. He became deliri
ous yesterday afternoon ,and attempted to
jump from one of tbe hospital windows. A
brother officer was detailed to sit up with
him last night to-prevent a second attempt.
The attending physician is not sanguine of
the1 officer's recovery.
JUIIk Dealer' Picnic.
The members of the 'Milk Dealers' Pro
tective Association aregoing to Tiave their
first picnic to-day ' al .Boss Grove. They,
havie made grand preparations for all kinds
of, entertainments, and a great tlmeis in
store for all the gusts who go there.
'Cabin Erphbtos, 89c per doz. Lies Pop- j
Qarvruiery, at b&u e raiu .
C0L0EED ODD FELLOWS.
Enjoy a Grand Picnic, With Good
, Order, nt Aliqnippa.
The colored Grand United Order of Odd
Fellows of Pittsburg and Allegheny held a
picnic at Aliqnippa yesterday. The affair
was under the .direction of Eureka Lodge
No. 1436, and was participated in by mem
bers of the Patriarchs, No. 39, Industry,
Bond of Love, Union and Western Star
lodges. Two colored bands participated in
the parade on Fifth and Wylie avenues and
Smithfield street in the forenoon. The col
ored Odd Fellows made a good appearance
upon the streets. The Pittsburg and Lake
Erie road ran two special trains, one of
nine cars and the other of six. Eighteen
hundred persons went from the Southside
The weather at the grove was fine and it
is estimated that 3,000 persons were present.
Thomas It. Boacb, Chairman of the Com
mittee of Arrangements, acted as master of
ceremonies. Ajax Jones delivered an ad
dress on. the history of Eureka Lodge and
Rev. G. W. Clinton, of John Wesley
Chapel, also spoke. Ber. E. F. Flemon
was present, but did not appear as an orator.
The day was spent in dancing and in games
of baseball and football.
Good order prevailed for so large a crowd.
The attendants were, as a rule, the better
class of the colored people of the two cities.
The picnic was attended by Officers Terry,
Beckert and Scott, colored members of the
Pittsburg force, and by three officers of the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad Com
pany. About 7 o'clock word was received by the
South Side police that a serious riot had
occurred at the picnic grounds. Lieutenant
L. J. Booker investigated by telephone
and was assured that everything was quiet
at the grounds. The first return train
reached the city at 920 p. m. Lieutenant
Booker and half a dozen officers were at the
depot prepared for any" emergency. The
crowd was orderly. It was reported that
some liquor had been distributed at the
grounds and that there were a few fights.
Bobert Smuthers, wbo is employed in the
City Hall, complained to the police that he
had been assaulted and beaten with a billy
by a tall mulatto named St. Clair Peyton,
and robbed of his watch. Peyton was ar
rested when he stepped off the train, and
was taken to the Thirty-sixth ward station.
He vigorously denied the charge. The
second train returned to the city about
10:30 P. M.
BELLE TEEN0N GAS FIELD.
The Earlier Wells Gooil.bnt the Later Very
S. F. Jones, President and Superinten
dent of tbe Bellevernon Light and Heat
Company, was in the city yesterday for a
few hours and stopped at the Seventh Ave
nue Hotel. When asked to give a statement
of the condition and prospects of the Belle
vernon natural gas field, Mr. Jones said:
"Our company developed the field by
sinking three wells, which proved to bo ex
cellent producers. The depth at which gas
is found there, in what is called the Gordon
sand, is 1,000 feet below the Pittsburg coal.
One of our good wells we have sold to the
Monongahela Natural Gas Company, which
is controlled by Oliver Brothers. That is
the company which is preparing to pipe the
gas to the Oliver mills on the Southside.
About two-thirds of that pipe line is com
pleted. The well which that company
bought is, I believe, the strongest pressure
well in the State.
"The Philadelphia Com'pany has put
down four wells. Three are good and one
is absolutely worthless. A short time ago
we drilled another well, which was'dry.
Last Saturday the Olivers finished a well
on the Simpson farm, going through the
sand, and they found no gas. This has
rather discouraged them after their great
outlay. In fact, the results of recent
drillings are rather disappointing, consider
ing the fine promise of the first develop
ments. It seems that we happened to strike
the good territory at the start. There is
plenty of gas, but it is confined to a narrow
territory. The dry well which we drilled is
not over 1,600 from one of our good wells.
I think the rock is so close that the gas
cannot get through, and it runs only in nar
"We are well satisfied with the wells
which we have. We are supplying Browns
ville, Fayette City. Bellevernon and the
Gibson distillery. There is plenty of gasfto
supply all the local demand and the Oliver
pipe line, but it looks discouraging for any
further development. In our two wells
there has been no apparent diminution of
pressure since they were opened.
"The Olivers now have four wells under
way and our company has one. It is im
possible to say how they will develop?"
A DISTINGUISHED TEAVELEE.
Tbo Hod. Richard Tanx Panes Through
Plltsbnrs for Chlcnso.
The Hon. Richard Vaux, of Philadelphia,
the only living American who ever danced
with Queen Vic, ex-Mayor of the City of
Brotherly Love, and a personal friend of
the late Simon Cameron, was a passenger
on the limited last night. The distinguished
passenger was as jolly and lively as ever,
and fall of stories and laughter, in spite of
his 85 years.
"I am going to Chicago to attend the an
nual convention ot the National Bar Asso
ciation which will be held there this week,"
'the Hon. Vaux began, "and there are a num
ber of very distinguished legal lights from
the East along with me, who are all going
to the same place. There is Francis Bawl,
Henry Wise Garnet, Johnson T. Piatt and
a few others. We hope to have a very nice
time, I can assure you. We have always
held our convention at Saratoga, but wc de
cided to make a change this year at the
earnest solicitation of our Chicago friends.
They are going to treat us right royally.
On "Wednesday we shall have a reception at
the Union League Club, on Thursday we
shall go on an excursion to Pullman, and
on Friday a banquet is to be given us. A
dozen papers will be read at the convention,
and a great deal ot business will be accom
plished I have no doubt."
A MISTEEI SHE0DDS A SHIET.
One Saturated With Human Blood Warn
Fonnd nt Homestead.
Jacob Bose, of 1400 South Twentieth
street', found a blood-stained shirt when vis
iting at Homestead last Sunday. The cuffs
and sleeve buttons were intact, but from the
neck hajf way down the front of the shirt
'was saturated with supposed human blood.
There is a mystery connected with the shirt,
and the Homestead police are trying to un
Daughters of St. George.
The Supreme Grand Lodge, Order of the
Daughters of St. George, will hold their
fifth annual convention to-day at the
Knights of Labor Hall, Fifth avenue. The
convention will last for three days.
Confinement and Hard Work
Indoors, particularly in the sitting posture, are
far more prejudicial to health than excessive
muscular exertion in the open air. Hard se
dentary workers are far too weary after office
hours to take much needful exerciso in the
open air. They of ten need a tonic Wherecan
they seelc invigoration more certainly and
ag.eeably than from Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters, f renovant particularly adapted to recruit
the exhausted force of nature. Use also for
dyspepsia, kidney, liver and rheumatic ail
ments. C. G. & Co. Fine Black Cotton Stocklnirs
at US Cents.
Children's sizes 6 to 9 ribbed "fast
black," only 25c.
JOS. HOENE & CO.'S
. Penn Avenue Stores.
u Brown-Boqnard Beaten.
Unwholesome, poorly prepared food makes
many a ban old' before his time. Those
who use (Marvin's Pure Rve or Oneen's
-Jubilee'bread never need the.elixir of life;
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,"J "B4UUH CIIUUU H1UUI1MU 1133U
MORE MONET NEEDED.
J). P. Keenan, the Johnstown Con
tractor, Makes a Late Estimate.
AKOTflEE $100,000 IS ENOUGH.
He Thinks the Town Will Sot be Built as It
Was Before tbe Flood.
PEOPLE AWAKING TO TflEIE LOSSES
D. F. Keenan, the contractor, who is now
superintending the work of cleaning the
city of Johnstown, arrived in the city last
night. Wbije talking about the work being
done in the flood stricken city, Mr. Keenan
"I have not received any official notifica
tion from Governor Beaver that he wants us
to discontinue the work, but if he only has
$300,000 to expend for that purpose he will
have to cet more -"money soon. That
amount I think has already been spent in
the work, and it will take us at least an
other six weeks to complete the clearing of
cellars and other plates. I should think
that S100.000 would be sufficient to pay for
ail that is yet to be done. Everything is
now in a very systematic, shape and the
work goes along lite clockwork. We have
had very little friction lately. To-day we
got another order to reduce our force, and
so it keeps on.
"The people in Johnstown are pretty well
satisfied, except a er, who are not to be
pleased no matter what is done for them. A
good many are only awaking to a realization
of their losses, and that fact makes them
sour and ungrateful. Why, a man came to
me the other day and demanded rent from
me for the place that I am occupying with
my men as a camp. He never thought that
we were there for his benefit. Instances of
that kind are of frequent occurrence.
"The State Board of Health has the whole
matter in hand now, and if Dr. Lee thinks
that our work is necessary, I believe that
we will remain there nntl it is all done.
"Concerning the statement made by Mr.
Flinn that some of his contractors were not
paid, I do not think that he will be able to
prove the justice of his demands. I know
the origin of that trouble. Colonel Doug
lass had been put in charge of the entire
business. He pnt an engineer in each dis
trict, aud of course the contractors had to
obey his orders. If they refused to do so,
of course, ihey could not expect any pay,
and that is about all there is in the matter.
"Talking about the futnre of Johnstown
I donottbiukit will ever be the town it was.
There ought to be such improvements made
in the river bed that will prevent any fur
ther calamities at the time of a flood, and
until this is done the town will never flour
STOPPED THE WEDDING.
Orwllz Biu a Wife In Jcrmnlcm and Cannot
Wed an American.
Isaac Orwitz, a Pole, residing on Penn
avenue, had arranged to be married to
Betty Boice last Sunday evening at the
Grant Street Synagogue, but his brother and
brother-in-law prevented tbe marriage by
informing the rabbi that he had a wife and
four children in Jerusalem.
In the evening tbe brother-in-law went to
Detective Coulson and asked him to stop the
marriage. The detective, however, refused
to act without a warrant. Shaffer, the
brother-in-law, waited until 12 o'clock, and
then Alderman McKcnna issued a warrant
for the arrest of Orwitz on a charge of adul
tery. A runaway match was thus prevented.
Yesterday the beautifnl Betty took a ride in
the patrol wagon to answer a' similar charge
to that of Orwitz.
Frank Carry Objected to Their Locatinc on
Frank Curry, a farmer of Beserve town
ship, made an information before Mayor
Pearson, of Allegheny, against six men
and one woman who have been camping on
his lands. He accused them of malicious
trespass. Officers Scott and Alexander
went to Curry's place, followed by a patrol
wagon. The campers fled, but a few shots
halted them, and they were brought to the
Allegheny lockup. They gave their names
as A. Haas, John Delp, George Krepjey,
Jacob Schindel, W. Miller, H. Kestle
meyer and Maggie Smith.
The Union Line Street Bailway was
chartered by the Governor yesterday. It
has $12,000 capital stock. The line' will
begin on Brownsville avenue, in Pittsburg,
at Carson street, thence along Brownsville
avenue to Washington avenue, to Allen
avenue, to Second street, to Osteroid way,
to Washington avenue, to Brownsville ave
nue, to the phtce of beginning, with the
right to use such portion of the Mt. Oliver
Bailwav Company on Washington avenue
as may be necessary to construct a circuit.
The Homestead Bridge Company, of
Pittsburg, with a capital of 30,000, was
also chartered. The stockholders are Henry
Brown, E. M. O'Neill, Charles E. Speer,
W. W. Burch field and James S. Kuhn, of
A Lnrce Atlendnnce.
The parochial school atSU Agnes' Church
opened yesterday with the Sisters of Mercy
in charge. Over 500 pupils, which is the
average attendance, were enrolled. An effort
was made to ascertain if the sermon
preached by Father Corcoran, which was
fully reported in The Dispatcii yester
day, had affected the attendance. The Sister
in charge said it had not.
Her Leg Crashed.
Lizzie Thompson, a 6-year-old girl was
playing on the Pittsburg, Virginia and
Charleston tracks, on the Southside yester
day. An engine struck her and crnsbed
ber leg, which was amputated later. She
An error of the reporter transformed the
name of the well-known jewelry house of
W. W. Wattles into "W. W. Wattles &
Co." So well known is this house, how
ever, that a correction is only a courtesy,
not a necessity.
An Invigorating; BeveraEe.
A glass of pure beer is both beneficial and
delightful to a warm and tired mortal. The
well-known brand of "Iron City Beer,"
brewed exclusively bv Messrs. Franenheim
& Vilsack is such a beverage. It is made
carefully, from the purest materials, and -is
wholesome and nutritious. Ask for it.
Remember the Last Excursion,
August 29, to Atlantic City via the B. &
O. E. B. Bate 810 for the round trip,
tickets good for 10 days. Trains will leave
depot at 8 a. m. and 920 p. si. Secure
your parlor aud sleeping car accommoda
tions, Brown-beqanrd Beaten.
Unwholesome, poorly prepared food makes
many a man old before his time. Those
who use Marvin's Pure Bye or Queen's
Jubilee bread never need the elixir of life;
they live long enough without it. ttssu
' SCHOLAB3Hrps in the Pittsburg Female
College can be rented by applying to Mr.
Jos. Sballenberger, Dnquesne Bank, Tues
day and Friday from 11 to 12 o'clock. Tusu
Bead our "cold weather" storr on the
fifth page. Boaas &Euni.
CaBUjet; photos, 8Be per doz. Lies' Pop
ular uauery, iu ana u BtxtB K.
AN INFANT'S PAST.
Two Weeks Without Nourishment nnd Be
coming- Dlnmmlfled A Remarkable Story
.If tbe Facts Are Correct.
Tbe remarkable fast of an infant in Soho
was developed yesterday.
Over three months ago the infant daugh
ter of Michael Gambert, employed at tha
freight depot of tho Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, and living at No. 687 Fifth ave
nue, was affected by the summer complaint.
The child is now 8 months old, and for at
least two weeks has not received a drop of
nourishment. When the child had become)
very ill a physician was called,buthe could
render no aid. A number of the prominent
physicians of the city were called, bat all
alike were at fault.
Three months ago the child commenced
to turn black, and now it presents the ap
pearance of a mummy. Itshead and face have
sunken, and its body is but a skeleton with)
a covering of skin. It is gradually wasting
away, but what 13 keeping life in it is a.
Five" weeks ago a Soho physician was
called after several others had been con
sulted. He stated that summer complaint
was tbe cause of the illness, bnt he could
not tell what was keeping the child alive.
The infant, besaid, must have received soma
kind of nourishment from the mother, not
withstanding her statements to the contrarv.
He had only made one visit, but at a'll
eventshe considered it a remarkable case,
which 'he could not fathom. The child's
death, he averred, must occur shortly.
Mrs. Gambert, the mother or the child,
stated that she lost another child in almost
the same manner about two years ago. Mrs.
Gambert said that tbe- child had taken no
nourishment for two weeks, and that sha -had
not nursed it for two months.
TflEIE K0BLE W0EK.
The Red Cross Society Assisted 100 People
Per Day at Johnstoivn.
Miss Barton, of the Bed Cross Society,
who was in the city yesterday, stated tbat
the society at Johnstown, had relieved 10O
families per day, and had distributed 1,500
mattresses and cooking stoves. The mem
bership of the relief corps numbers 75,000.
JDS. HDRNE I CD.'B
PENN AVENUE STORES.
, For this week Two special sales at
much less than regular season prices.
Booth & Fox's celebrated Elder Down,
finest quality. Quilts and Pillows.
These Eider Sown Quilts aro covered
with best quality French Satine, in ele
gant patterns and in fine quality of
i&tin tho sizes are 5 by 6 feet, 6 by 6
feet and 6 by 7 feet. Wo have bought
the entire New York stock from the
manufacturer, and bought them 40 to 0
percent below tbe lowest usual cost,
which enables ns to give our customers
the best value ever known In these be(
Elder Sown Bed Coverings that are
These goods are A. No. 1 In every re
spect, and we will guarantee If you will
seem them you will be glad to buy and
-13-A very few crib size Elder Sown
Cradle Blankets in 2 sizes.
Crib Blankets in 3 sizes.
Single Bed Blankets.
Three-quarter size.Bsd Blankets.
Fullsizo Double Bed Blankets.
Extra size Double Bed Blankets.
Our all pure wool Country-mads
Blankets are absolutely the best made
and best finished all-wool (no shoddy, no
cottou) Country Blankets offered for
sale anywhere. We take the entire pro
duction of tho mill, which is always
See onr 3 73 a pair All-wool Blankets.
See our special Blanket at JI 50 a pair.
See our extra cboico and fine and bir
Blankets at S3, 16, $8 a pair.
. Our celebrated "North Star" fine All
wool Blankets, $7 50 to 512 a pair.
Our 510 a pair Blankets aro the best
and finest at this price are simply un
equaled. Buy your Blankets from us now and
avoid the rush tbat takes place later In
the season. Onr stock Is complete,
prices the lowest, quality the best
think: of these reasons and buy right
now right away to-day.
As to Silks and Dress Goods, tho store
was never so attractive In the way of
fine and desirable dress fabrics of best
qualities at very low prices. Come and
JOB. HORNED CD.'B'"
PENN AVENUE STORES.