Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 28, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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More Aldermen "Will Soon oe
in tlie Legal Toils.
Why the Conspiracies Were Exposed,
and Outlines a Policy.
Attorney Marron Says This Has Only Been
the Commencement.
John Marron, Esq., one of the attorneys
for the Department of Public Safety, in the
"speak-easy" conspiracy cases, intimated
yesterday that the scope of the prosecutions
-would surprise the public.
He was asked by a Dispatch reporter
whether any more arrests were in contem
plation. "Certainly," he replied. "The arrests
made thus far are simply a commencement.
A number of people who have been acces
sory to blackmailing transactions in various
parts of the city will be arrested very soon."
"Any Aldermen among them?"
"Yes. We have a cartload of evidence
which implicates other Aldermen than
those already held to court
"Can you particularize?"
"Yes; an Allegheny Alderman will prob
ably be asked to" explain some informations
made before him by Bauder. Then there is
an Alderman in the Lawrenceville district
who has been doing some peculiar things.
X have a client who has paid this Alderman
$187 in costs within eight months in cases
in which no hearings at all were held. An
amusing incident happened in this connec
tion not over a month since. My client be
came tired of bing phlebotomized at inter
vals of a week, and got me to appear at a
hearing for him. I showed up with my
client, to the great discomfiture of the Al
derman. He sat in his front room when I en
tered, hnt he arose precipitately and shut the
door leading into the inner office. I
called his attention to the fact that the time
of hearing was past and no prosecutor had
shown up, and he said that he wonld dis
miss the case. So we walked out. I sus
pected something and had a man watch the
Alderman's office. "Within 20 minutes
after the case was dismissed J. D. Bauder
and two other 'detectives' came out of the
office and made a beeline for the nearest sa
loon. That is only an instance."
cniEF nitows's KxrosE.
"Then some more arrests will be made?"
"Yes. The Department of Public Safety
drag-net is beginning to work, and a start
ling percentage of the city Aldermen may
find themselves in a position to explain cer
tain transactions. "We have just secured
some more evidence against Bauder, and we
have him, as the saving is, 'dead to
lights.' "
Chief J. O. Brown was asked last night
to give the public some information in re
gard to the conspiracy campaign. He said:
"It came to the knowledge of the Police
Board of the Department of Public Safety,
that there was a comprehensive and wide
spread system of blackmail of speak-easies,
fortune-tellers, notorious-houses, and other
forms of violators of the law in existence all
over the city. The Police Inspectors of the
several districts were requested to make an
investigation. They did so and I de
termined to stop any and every form of
blackmailing. Mr. "Whitehouse was able
to get his cases in shape with the
result that we shall uncover every
transaction of Aldermen and 'detective'
agencies which will not bear the light of
day. "We have found hundreds of people
ready to tell all they know, and we shall
keep right on. I regret that there arc
forms ot vice which we cannot eradicate,
but I submit that the law must punish of
fenders in a legal way. "When we get
through with this matte'r it will be unsafe
for individuals to try to baten off of law
breakers. The evidence we have now will
hurt some people when it comes out in
court Inspector McAleese has been placed
in control of information indicating that
notorious houses have been blackmailed to
the tune of hundreds of dollars, and from
every part of the city we have the same
"The machinery of Aldermen's offices
has been prostituted shamefully," contin
ued Chief Brown, "and the general charac
ter of city Aldermen has been lowered by
injudicious elections. Some of th: Consta
bles could hardly have been worse chosen
for such positions. There are, of course,
exception's. The violations of law natural
ly to be expected in a city of this size
places the police force in the position of re
straining open and flagrant' abuses, but
there can be no question that public feeling
is strongly against allowing blackmailing
and semi-legal hush-money transactions to
Etill further lower the moral tone of the
city, especially when the above abuses per
meate every section of the city. I may say
officially that blackmailing in Pittsburg
will be an unhealthy occupation in the
Various rumors, apparently engendered
by the heat of the political situation, have
been current since the Department of Pub
lic Safety commenced its active crusade
against blackmailing operations. A story
that receives credence in some quarters ran
to the effect that a syndicate of brewers had
furnished the officials the information that
led to the arrest of the Bauder gang, in or
der to relieve the speat-easies of a disas
trous prosecution. This story was denied
in its entirety by Chief J. O. Brown last
evening wnen repeated to him.
Alderman Brinker stated yesterday that
he had heard several times that he wa's to be
arrested in connection with the Bauder con
spiracy cases. He says be awaits any
euch action with perfect composure. He
showed The DisrATCH representative the
record in his docket of the only two cases J.
D. Bauder ever had brought before him.
Both were for oleomargarine selling, and in
that against OwenMcCann a fine of ?50 and
costs was imposed and an appeal to court
taken. In the case against Elizabeth Hurst
on May 14, Bander, the prosecutor paid
$1 90 costs and withdrew the case.
the NcwSonthilde Bank at Last Organized
In Ibe Old Building.
The Manufacturers' Bank, a new institu
tion on the Southside, was organized yester
day afternoon and the following board of
directors was elected: D. O. Cunningham,
E. C. Hogan, "William Doyle, D. Z.
Brickell, John C. Stephenson, F. K. Gear
ing. Daniel "Wenke, A. H. Heisey, Phillip
Pieil, George P. Easton and Ernest Bohr
kaste. The capital stock of the new bank will be
$100,000. The charter of the old Farmers'
and Mechanics' Bank will be purchased
and the president will be elected at the next
meeting of the board. The old bank build
ing on the corner of South Eighteenth street
has been leased for the new institution.
A McKeesport Yonng Lady Drowna Herself
In the Yonclilosben j What John Teenier
Saw White Ont Practicing. ,
The dead body of a young and handsome
woman was found floating in the Yough
ioglieny river at McKeesport yesterday
Three young men, named John Moon,
Warren Hannigan and H. S. Shaffer.'werc,
skiff riding about 2 o'clock and found the
body in shallow water about half a mile
above the McKeesSort water works. They
hauled it ashore, and, after the body had
been viewed by a large number of persons,
it was taken to Hunter's undertaking rooms.
The Coroner was notified and went to Mc
Kecsport about 6 o'clock. Before he arrived
friends of the deceased had identified the
body as that of Miss Ellen "Weisen, aged 33,
who has been living with her parents on
fifth avenue, near the Baltimore and Ohio
depot, McKeesport.
Upon investigation, the Coroner learned
that the unfortunate young woman has been
demented for some time, her mind having
been affected by a severe felon on her hand
six months ago. Yesterday morning about
9 o'clock she started from home to take a
walk up toward the water works. An hour
later John Teemer, the oarsman, who was
out practicing for his coming race with
Gaudaur, saw the young woman wading out
in the water waist deep near where her body
was found. As he rowed past her, she threw
herself backward into the water and then
rose again as if she were enjoying a bath.
Teemer thought she was all right and paid
no further attention to her.
There seems to be no doubt that Miss
"Weisen committed suicide. She wajfan un
usually handsome young woman, and was
the eldest of a family of 15 children. The
Coroner will hold an inquest this morning.
That Old Deadlock Ont nt tho Lincoln Snb
Dlstiict School.
The impression has been made by news
paper accounts of the Lincoln school dead
lock that Miss McCormick, teacher of No.
14 was an applicant for the position of writ
ing teacher, held last year by Miss Gardner.
Such is very far from being the fact Not
only did Miss McCormick never apply for
the j position, but so soon as her name was
presented, positively refused to be consid
ered a candidate. She was an applicant for
the position she filled last year to the satis
faction of Superintendent Greaves and all
concerned. Against her own will and
without her knowledge, Miss McCormick's
name was presented to the Lincoln School
Board iu opposition to Miss Gardner and
supported for the position by three members.
There was at no time any opposition to her
being retained in the schools. Now she is
left out in the cold by the board because
they cannot agree as to who shall be writing
The three members of the board who
would, at the close of the school year, cheer-'
fully have placed Miss'McCormick in her
old position, and now have no personal ob
jection to her,, refuse to do so until the
other three shall come to them and reinstate
Miss Gardner. It now looks as though the
courts would be called on to settle the diffi
Bat Like Dew They Are Distributed All
Over the Co an try.
George A. Kelly, who was addressed on
the subject of a list of mills in this city
making ship materials, and for the names
of men prominent in river navigation, by J.
"W. Bvckman, General Manager of the In
ternational Maritime Exhibition, to be held
in Boston next winter, delegated the matter
to Superintendent Follansbee, of the Cham
ber of Commerce. Mr. Follansbee gave all
the information obtainable short of a census
report Mr Kelly hopes that as President
Harrison has intimated that subsidyug
gestions do not frighten him, an interest
will be fostered that will eventuate in
American produce and manufacture being
carried in American bottoms.
The fact is that there isn't an iron mill in
this city that doesn't make ship materials,
but as Sir. A. P. Keating observes, Pitts
burg makes mainly semi-raw product, and
that product goes in a thousand forms, not
only into ships, but almost everything that
is fabricated in workshops scattered all over
the countrv. '
The Humane Society Add Their Tribute to
Ills Enlocy.
The regular weekly meeting of the Hu
mane Society was held yesterday, and the
following minute on the death of "William
Thaw, a member of the society, was adopted
and ordered to be spread on the records:
The Humane Society of Western Pennsylva
nia has heard with profound regret and sorrow
of the death of William Thaw, a distinguished
citizen and Christian, a philanthropist and a
life member of this society: ever ready to re
lieve the distressed, the poor and unfortunate;
a friend of humanity, a wise counsellor and an
upright man. Wc, in common with this entire
community, mourn his death, and tender to
his bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.
Agent O'Brien reported a trip he "had
made to Buffalo, K. Y., where he had seen
an ambulance for injured animals. The
Secretary was instructed to write to other
cities and ask for information regarding
them. Iu all probability the society will
have one made for use in this city. Forty
dollars was received from fines.
An Allegheny Drinker Pat Avrny Whisky
Too Fast Yesterday.
In a North Side saloon yesterday after
noon, Ebenezer Dickey, who is known as a
man-about-town, made a wager with a friend
that he could drink a pint of whisky within
five minutes. The friend was to pay for the
whisky and yield ?2 if the feat was per
formed. The whisky was bought and drunk
without difficulty.
Ebenezer immediately became interested
in the wholesale whisky trade. Having S3
in his pocket, he bought another pint of
whisky and proceeded to drink it with
calm premeditation.
At 6 o'clock a policeman found Ebenezer
lying unconscious behind the market house.
The man was removed to the Central police
station and Dr. Husclton was called to see
him. All efforts to resuscitate Ebenezer
were vain. He was taken to the Allegheny
General Hospital. It is possible that he
may never drink another pint of whisky.
A Railroad Brnkemnn Finds Ills Brother's
Dead Body.
At 9 o'clock last night as Day Operator
Stewart, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was
on his way home, walking along the tracks
between Edgewcod and "Wilkinsburg.he was
struck by the engine ot a freight train and
instantly killed. A brother of Mr. Stewart
was a brakeman on the train, and informed
the engineer that they had struck some one.
"When the train was backed down the brake
man found the body of bis brother laying
beside the track, life being extinct The de
ceased was 25 years old and lived with his
parents in "Wilkinsburg.
A Fatal Oil Explosion.
Ella Zalinski attempted to light a fire at
her home on Carson street between South
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets, by
pouring oil in it An explosion took place,
and the girl's clothing took fire. She was
so badly burned that she died at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon.
He Cut the Cattle.
Philip "Witts was committed for court
yesterday by 'Squire Morgan, of Beynold
ton, for maliciously cutting and destroying
two head of cattle belonging to a neighbor.
Facts About the Death of King Lud
j wig of jBavaria Narrated by
He Says the Ruler Was a Tictim of Bis
marck's Revenue. ''
The mysterious circumstances surround
ing the death of King Ludwig II., of Bava
ria, would be mysterious no longer if the
story of Mr. J. Erlanger, of Forbes street,
this city, is accredited. This man was for
nearly four years King Ludwig's private
body guard. He claims that during all that
time he was never over an hour away from
the royal personage, and he asserts he can
make an affidavit to all he says. Erlanger
was born in the Bavarian mountains. He
entered the Boyal Life Guards as a private
soldier, but one day on a parade Ludwig II.
was attracted by the handsome yonng
soldier and he singled him out
from the regiment to attend upon him at
his castle near the Lake of Staruberg. Mr.
Erlanger lives on Forbes street, and while
at the house of a friend on Gist street last
evening he told the following story:
"First of all, let me tell you that Ludwig
IL was not mad at all. He was as sane as
everany man was. He was the soul of good
ness. It is true that he withdrew from the
society of the world and preferred to live by
himself. But he did not do that because he
hated the world or the people. but because
he had to hide himself to escape the dagger
of some mysterious assassin or the pistol of
a hired murderer.
"The cause of all his trouble can be traced
back to two points he was an enemy of
Bismarck and he reiused to marry a woman
who had been relegated to him by Boyal
relatives. He was in a constant controversy
with the Ministry of "War in Berlin.
"Various innovations were proposed by Bis
marck to be introduced into the Bavarian
army, but Ludwig XL. always refused to
sanction them. Politically he was always
at variance with Bismarck, and several of
the pet schemes of the Iron Chancellor had
to be abandoned because King Ludwig re
fused to be a party to them. For that
reason several conspiracies were formed to
remove the King in some way. At first the
machinery was set to work to replace the
trusty Bavarian servants surrounding the
King by Prussians. Then a physician was
obtained to examine the mental condition of
the King. Nobody had ever before thought
such a thing necessary, but his
enemies succeeded, and a doctor, I
forget his name, pronounced Ludwig IL
insane. The next move was to have him
placed in a lunatic asylum. The plans had
been well laid. The carriage which vras to
carry him to the doors of the asylum, got
within the gate of the royal castle, when the
plot was discovered and the King refused to
go odt I remember the day well. Several
of us were standing around His Majesty
when the announcement was made, that the
carriage was awaiting to take him for a
drive. But no sooner had the door closed
again, than Baron von Zecklngen, the
King's second physician, came in. He im
plored Ludwig not to jjo out, and revealed
the whole plot. The King arose and quietly
walked over to one ot us, saying: 'Com
mand that carriage to be taken away again,
I do not care to drive to-day.
"That settled it The evil had been
averted that time, but his enemies were not
to be daunted by one failure. Baron von
Kudder, a Prussian, was next placed in the
palace, and soon gained the confidence of
the King. The meshes were silently but
cunningly woven by this man, whom VI
know to have been in the pay ot Prussia.
How he succeeded the world knows, but no
body thought the wily baron meant to drown
the King. However, the facts are these:
'.'On the morning of that fatal day on
which the body of our beloved King was
drawn from the lake, Baron Kudder gave
this order to the guards: 'Unless the King
makes a special request for your attendance
let him go unaccompanied ononis walk
through the grounds.'
'Ot course, we obeyed. The King went
out never to return alive. I was at the lake
when they dragged his body from the7 water.
The King's hand had a strong hold of Dr.
Kudder's throat In addition to that the
lapel of the doctor's coat was torn off and
bis face was scratched in several places.
All this pointed to the fact that a severe
struggle had taken place You must re
member that the King was a very strong
man. He measured 6 ieet and 4 inches, and
weighed 275 pounds. No sooner had we
seen this sight than we knew that there had
not been a suicide or an accidental death,
The only redeeming feature in the whole
affair was'tbat the murderer had died with
his victim. Preparations were at once
made to have the whole thing kept secret
The attendants were immediately dis
charged. A few days after the catastrophe
a number of us were sitting in a beer gar
den, when one of our number openly stated
that the King had been assassinated. A few
minutes later be was arrested and has never
been heard of since. This was a warning to
the rest, and we escaped. I left the country
without a passport "We had at first intended
to make the whole thing public, but know
ing that we would all be imprisoned with
out gaining our point, we abandoned that
"But yon have not explained to me whyT
the ii-iug so strenuously reiusea to marryr
"Simply for this reason: The King was
in love with a miller's beautiful daughter,
and he would not give her up to please eveu
his mother. His family wanted him to
marry the Princess von Danes, a lady of
the royal house of Bavaria, but he did not
want her and that settled it"
"Do you know anything about his rela
tionship with the miller's daughter?"
"I know all about it Often have I gone
to her house with baskets of flowers, wine,
fruit and other delicacies for the young
lady. She was the most beautiful girl I
ever saw. The King became acquainted
with her while hunting in the Bavarian
Alps. Her father had a windmill on the
top of a hill, about five miles from the
Starnberg castle. He was lame and walked
with a crutch, so we called him the
Crooked Miller.' The young lady was born
May 24, 1864. She was toll and dart, with
deep, dreamy, blaf k eyes. She had a re
markable gilt for writing poetry, and I had
a whole'volume of verses written by her.
The King was passionately fond of her, and
had it not been for the fact that he would
have angered all the crowned heads of Eu
rope, he would have married. Her first
name was Ellapenia. I do not remember
' her other name, because we always called
her Fraeulein Ellapenia.
-"All the stories that have been told
about King Ludwig's eccentricities are
false. He never ordered .the Boyal Opera
Company, of Munich, to play before him
alone. He never ordered them to come to
his castle in the middle of tho night, and he
never asked them to act before him in a
state of nudity.
"It is also untrue that he would jump
out of bed at night and ride over the moun
tains by -himself. I can assure you he
never went anywhere alone. He was too
careful. 'I am sorry I have to bother you
so much,' he would say, 'but some of my
good friends compel ma, to have a body
guard at all times.
"His bedstead had a battery of all kinds
of electrical machinery attached to it. If he
only moved from one side to the other while
asleep, all the bells in our room would ring.
He was also particnlar with his food." Hi
never touched a morsel of bread even.unless
one of us tasted it He knew that his ene
mies had spies always surrounding him and
he meant to guard himself as well as possi
ble. "I also think that the report of his ex
travagant habits is unfounded,because when
he died he was rich.
'There are manv things connected with
the life of the dead King that I might tell,
but it ts useless. You may rest assured of
the facte, however, that King Ludwig IL of
Bavaria was never mad and never drowned
himself, but was killed by the man who
died with him."
Movements of Flttsbnrgcra and Other of
Wide Acquaintance.
Daniel K. "Watson, or Columbus, At
torney General of Ohio, arrived In tne city last
evening. He is here as the attorney in a suit to
bo entered against A. Northrop & Co. and Ras
ner & Dinger. The firms are charged with In
fringing upon the patent of a Columbus in
ventor, who has papers out on a steel inside
roofing or ceiling, which the Pittsburg Arms
have been selling to an advantage. In speaking
of the political sitnation In his State, General
Watson said there is not the least doubt but
that Foraker would succeed himself foranotber
term. Tho Republicans also expect to carry
the Legislature, whirh will insnro the election
of a Republican as United States Senator to
succeed Payne.
John H. Dalzell, the President of the
Pittsburg and Manchester Passenger Railway
Company, returned from Bedford Springs
yesterday, where he has been with his family
since July 10. He said, that the company will
not boiid a bridge across the Allegheny river,
because councils have refused them the right
for wharfs and abutments. Tho road Is to
continue running horses for the present until
better arrangements can be made.
.Frank Kohler, Secretary of the Peo
ples Mutual Accident Association in this city,
left last evening for Denver, Col., to attend
the annual meeting of the Insurance commis
sion to be held at that place. Mr. Kohler goes
as the representative of all the accident in
surance associations in the United States. At
the meeting a uniform system of application
blanks will be adopted.
Be v. Father N. J. O'Beilly, of Altoona,
private secretary to Rt Rev. Bishop J. Tuigg.
was in town yesterday consulting with .bishop
Phelan on ecclesiastical business connected
with this diocese. Father O'Reilly Is lame,
having met with a slight accident He says the
bishop is much improved in health; and he is
now out of danger again. His last attack al
most carried him on".
George E. McCague, general agent of
the Lake Shore; a P. Woodslde, of the Erie;
W. L. Cromlesh, of the P. fe W., and J. P. Orr,
of the Pennsylvania Company, left for Chicago
vesterdav to be nresent at the meeting ot the
Iron Committee of the Central Traffic Assocuw
tlon to-day. Tho object of the meeting la
advance iron rates west.
Permits for the erection of buildings
still go on in splteeofthe lateness fl tho
season. The following have taken out permits:
W.F. Casey, J2S.C0O. building on Bt-Perre
street; Thomas Hackett, S9.300 store. aifd &
dwelling bouse on Van Braam strePjjhe
Standard Underground Cable, a . "
Sixteenth street. I
H. Samson, the undertaker, haa gone to
New York with William Thaw, Jr.. aind Frank
Romnln tn ni-nln the body of William Thaw.
irfhloh 1 ei'nci-tprt to arrive on the CiW? f Paris
to-day. Mr. Samson will have char
:o of the
funeral arrangements. The family i
Mr. Thaw armed In the city last evi
the late
ning from
D. M. Campsey, of Clays "He, and
John McDowell, of Washington, a 'tended the
meeting of the Washington Co anty Wool
Growers' Association at the, Sevei ltn Avenue
Hotel yesterday. There was nothi E do5e.,De
yond the usual discussion about tt o condition
of the trade and the outlook for the future.
John Allison, of Fire Compa 7 No. 11,
resigned yesterday after being on tl e force for
16 years. He served part of the tim ? " "
and 12, and the last ten years on Kl- -J18
boys are all sorry to have him lcavij- e Das
moved his .family to Jeanette. wherl9 he goes
into the flags business.
Mrs. S. "W. "Wall, nee Miss 'iSadie A.
Pack, formerly of this city, now of ft'acoma. is
visitinc her sisters. Mrs. John Kilbl and Mrs.
G. J. Liebtenheld. at the family residenee. .
zi vine street.
"W. S. Guffey, resplendent if a new
fall suit, left last evening for Buffalo! He will
enan f,a na-vf f&Yva r hnarri a V4rElt. CrUiS-
Ing around the Thousand Isles, with a party of
Miss Maggie Mellinger, of P!
phia, who has been spending her schoi
1 vaca-
tlon with her cousins, the Misses a
dr. of
Oakland avenue, returned homo yei
CBeringer. three daughters and a
daughter have arrived home from a tri;
Northwest. whichtMr. Berincer states
n the
count the seaside resorts for pleasuri
Maria C. McCord, daughter of
r. J.
P. McCord, of Carson street, has re tar:
:d to
Denver. CoL. to school, after a two
vacation, which she spent at home.
Chairman "W.H.Andrews, of the
liean State Committee, passed throueb t!
eastward yesterday. He took breakfast
Seventh Avenue Hotel.
Colonel James Pickands, of Clevel
and J. H. Chandler, of Chicago, both of
well known in the iron and steel buslne:
in tho city.
Mrs. Dr. J. P- McCord, of Ca:
street, accompanied by Miss Lilly Full er, lor
for Fond du Lac, Wis., to-day for a two wee.
stay. id
President of Select Council Harry Fo:
went to Philadelphia last night to esc ort home
bis two daughters, who have been su mmering
Louis Osmond, of the Union Line, re
turned yesterday from Chicago, where he spent
his vacation enjoying the lake breezes.
Hon. A. S. Craig, member of Congress
from Brookville, this State, was in town yester
day on political business. '
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of
Pnblic'Works, is expected to return home from
bis vacation to-day.
C. C. Mellor has returned from Buffalo,
where bo has been attending the Microscopical
Society meetings.
A. E. "W. Painter, with his family,
were passengers on the limited last night
from the East.
Bev. Fathers Smith, of Ebensburg, and
Graham, of Latrobe, were in the city yester
day. G. A. Scull, editor of the Somerset
Democrat, was in town yesterday.
Miss Maggie Carenbauer, of Wheeling,
is visiting friends in this city;
Hon. B. F. Jones returned last evening
from Cressoc Springs.
Policemen Guard a Ilonse Wherein a small
pox Patient Lie.
By request of the Bureau of Health a
detail of .two policemen have been placed
on duty to guard the house on Twenty
eighth street occupied by Eobert Powell,
the man who is suffering from an -attack of
varioloid. This is to prevent the spread of
the disease, and none but the physician and
nurses are allowed to leave or enter the
Tbe Hebrew Blcnmr Case.
Isaac Orwitz was tried by Magistrate Mc
Kenna yesterday morning for bigamy.
Peter Scbaeffer, who made the complaint,
testified that his sister had been married to
Orwitz and never divorced. She is now
living in Jerusalem. Orwitz, who is a
Hebrew, displayed a marriage certificate as
a warrant for his living with wife No. 2.
The Magistrate was not satisfied with the
testimony, and continued the hearing until
September 16. Orwitz, in default of $500
bail, went to jail.
Boy Drowned la tbe River.
A boy named Foley, aged 9 years, who
lived with his parents on Magnolia street,
Allegheny, was drowned in the Ohio river
last evening. The skiff in which he was
rowing with four companions was upiecvby
the waves'from a passing steamboat David
Owens, who lives in a shanty boat, saw the
accident, and rescued all of the boys except
young Foley. His body was recovered.
ah inquest win oe nein to-aay.
They Enjoy a Gala Day
Trees of Silver Lake
nder the
Scenes Reminding Them
the Sunny Land
of Their Bi
The Italian colon) y of Pittsburg held a
very pleasant "festa'' In Silver Lake Grove
yesterday. For the past wo months every
Guiseppi and Giovanni in the Iron City has
been bestirring huiniself toward the raising
of funds for the purchase or erection of a
Catholic church! to be exclusively devoted
to Italians and Italian speaking people.
They also djesire an Italian school;
the teaching! in which may serve to
elevate the jpiinds of their children, and
bring tbeminto line with the new genera
tion which is springing up in America.
The picnic of yesterday was one of the
means suggested for raising funds, and, as
far as it vpent, it was eminently successful.
The arrangements were under the control of
the Itajnan congregation, of which Joseph
C. Cnheo is President and F. Bonistalli
Vice IPresident The committee consisted
of Mfssrs. J. C. Cuneo, F. Bonistalli,
Pietry Montraverda, Antonio Montraverda,
G. Df scalzzi, Carlo Gambogi, E. Malatesta,
Pietrp Debe, Giovanni Debe, Pietro Bacci
galuJp! and Joseph Penalla, Secretary of the
congregation. The old Boyal Band was in
attendance, and kept the dancers merrily
engaged all the afternoon. The playing of
proi. jjoccarati on' the clarionet was very
fjrie, but that to Pittsburg music lovers goes
-waiuuub saying.
Goodly piles of watermelons, oranges', ba-
jviuMuuunuitam many Kinus eioou De
ath the trees, and duskv matrons, with
;reat gipsy eyes and glittering teeth, served
ift soft drinks enough to melt the heart of
captain wishart Evervwhere eav
'roups chatted pleasantly in the musical
r"lingua" of the sunlit South: and there was
that indescribable grace about the swarthy
larnllBVa Qnlifinn tfiain nnnls' nVninna (h
,niuivti UdJiJtiUL kUll DUUI3 VUUIW -f
ce cream or oranges, which one sees only in
lrisnmen, bpamardsand Italians.
Bev. Giacomo Annovazzi,who is to be the
Eastor of the futurechurcfa, was present; and
ere were also Kev. Drs. "Wall and McDon
ald and Father Molyneux, from St Paul's
Cathedral, chatting 'with President Cuneo
in the purest Italian.
"Everyone must grant," said President
Cuneo, '"that the objects we are fighting for
namely, a national church and a school,
are praiseworthy objects. Understand,
however, that we "don't particularly want to
build a church or school. If we can buy or
lease two suitable buildings they will suffice
for the present "We have made a good deal
of money in the past two months, and this
picnic will help to bring in a heap more.
All the fruit and soft drinks, as well as the
lunch, have been donated by Italians or
friendly Irish. The people who are run
ning the booths do so voluntarily and with
out recompense."
Asked whether the fete reminded him of
one of his native "festa campestre," Mr.
Cuneo said: "In a measure it does. The
men and women are the same; it is the sur
roundings that differ. We cannot smell
the orange blossom here, nor do we drink
catarha, or vino d'Aste, as in the old conn
try, but still we are just as merry and just
as Italian as ever we were in our native
"What sort of affairs are your Italian
picnics. President?"
"Well, there are two distinct sort of festa.
There are the city festivals and the country
festivals. Of the former I know very little;
of the latter I will describe the chief feat
ures. Every little village in Italy has its
'padrone,' or patron saint The hamlet I
come from near Genoa honors St Joseph,
after whom I am named. Once every year,
on its patron's feast day, each village
throws work aside and makes
merry. The. bagpipes, our great
country instrument, is brought out, and
tbe piper plays a 'giga,' which is a dance
almost exactly similar to what the Irish call
a jig. Sometimes the old fo'lks join in, and
as the 'giga' is too lively lor them a
'luschindrina,' or species of quadrille is
started. If the village is a large one, a
clarionet player accompanies the bagpipes;
but the peasant thinks the pipes the most
musical of all instruments. Its sound is re
markably like the squeaking of a lively
young pig, whose inclinations and tail are
drawn in opposite directions. TThe refresh
ments at the 'festa' consist of the wines I
have mentioned, and also 'gelate,' or all
species of iced eatables. Peddlers attend
with bright ribbons for the girls; and not
uufrequentiy the young men engage in
wrestling and running contests. That is
something what the old country pic-'
nics, as yon call them, are lifee."
The shrewd President said that among
all the Italians in Allegheny county
scarcely ten were born in any city or large
town in Italy. With a lew exceptions, our
whole Italian population springs from the
irining auu peasant classes, tv iiab is true
I Allegheny county, says Mr. Cuneo, is
so true ot the unitca states, xne emi
ant Italians do not come from the cities,
nseauentlv we have no razv "lazarone"
om Naples and Borne; bnt the sturdy
ouutaineer or the Appenines, ana the nou
t farmers of Northern and "Western Italy.
"But." it was objected, "how do you ac-
unt for the fact that your peasants take
readily to city .lire over here, and sell
ananas and icecream, as if they never
.lowed or pruned?"
" that is," replied Mr. Cuneo. "because
hen these emigrants land in New York
hey see many of their fellow-countrymen
ngagea in those particular trades and thus
all into the same line of business them
elves. There are many Italian farmers,
owever, especially in New Jersey.
The picnic was kept up till a late hour.
.rhen the illuminated grove presented its
sual romantic appearance. The "testa
was perfectly orderly throughout the day,
ind its success demonstrates ciearlv that the
Lilian is a good manager and a thorough
hat Is tbe Question That Enter Into tbo
Miller OlI-lteflnery-FIro Dispute.
This afternoon there will be a conference
tween City Engineer Ehlers and tbe Fire
epartment Committee of Allegheny Coun
cils to determine whether A. D. Miller &
ins' oil refinery was damaged to the extent
zo per cent oy the recent nre.
j y section 4 of tbe city ordi
i mce relating to the subject the
e gineer and committee named are made the
ji dges. "While section 3 of the ordinance
t onibits the erection of an oil refinery
v itbin the city limits, section 4 states that
t e provisions of section 3 shall not apply to
! fineries already in operation, provided
t fj shalltnot be enlarged, nor works ex
tefded, nor new tanks erected, nor crude oil
stared in barrels, nor new buildings or tanks
printed in case of destiuction that shall ex-
ceId in value 25 per cent of the whole valuation-
1VIII Cost 35 Centa Per Week to Keep Vp
tbe Cokn Strike. ,
e following telegram was received last
nigrf rom scouaaie:
AnVnterestlng meeting or snDaivision.no,
Knl"9 of Labor, convened here this after
nooul The most important decisions were that
tbe Ulster Workman and Secretary and Treas
UrerV retained in tbe field, at a salary of JJ5
per nVnth, with traveling expenses; that the
distrlcVper capita tar be 5 cents per month;
-that sri assessment ot 23 cents per week be laid
on all prganuea ana unorganizea worxmemn I
the refpon waia tnosa wno are suu out
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Result at an la vetllcatlon by Oloror Pear
son Last Evening.
The conduct of three members of the
poljce force of Allegheny was investigated
last evening by Mayor Pearson, and two
officers were indefinitely suspended.
On the morning of "Wednesday, August
21, Officers GeorgeHolmes, Jalm Schultz
and Bobert Moreland were on duty at the
oil refinery fire in the Fifth ward. A man
named "Wagner passed throngh the lines
and began to distribute tobies to the fire
men. Officer Schultz objected, and told
"Wagner to take a walk, as he was in
terfering with the work of the firemen.
Louis Jones interrupted Schultz, who
was in plain clothes, and told the of
ficer to mind his own business. Schultz
threatened to arrest Jones, whereupon the
Istter infoimed the officer that it would
take four like him to perform that feat
The two men clutched, but were separated
by other policemen. A few minutes later
Schultz broke away from his associate
officers, and with his mace in his hand,
attacked Jones and beat him severely.
Lieutenant McNemery arrived at that mo
ment and placed both Jones and Schultz
under arrest for disorderly conduct
When Mayor Pearson learned of the affair
he temporarily suspended Schultz, Holmes
and Moreland. Holmes was acting as a
lieutenant at the time, and the two other
men were under his orders.
At the investigation last evening testi
mony was given by the accused officers "and
by Jones and "Wagner. The two latter ex
pressed their opinion that the policemen
were intoxicated. Mayor Pearson said,
alter the hearing, that he did not believe
that the officers were drunk, hut he was
satisfied that they had taken too many
drinks. Officer Moreland acknowledged
that he had taken several glasses of beer.
Mayor Pearson suspended Schultz and
Holmes indefinitely, which is considered
equivalent to a discharge. The case of
Officer Moreland was held 'for further in
quiry. John Schultz is one of the oldest
officers on the Allegheny police force, and
has done much good work.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Rcndlnc
Messrs. A. E. Windsor, of Allegheny, have
secured the contract from Jr. O. U. A. M. for
the erection of the equestrian monument to
Washington to be placed in the Allegheny
Parks. The Committeo of Awards was A S.
Smith, Ed O'Brien and A. L. Bofoman. Tbe
monument is to cost $10,000, of which 7,000 is In
the treasurer's bands. Tbe balance, it is ex
pected, will be raised by tbe winter. The
statue will be placed in position next summer.
The persons arrested Monday for camping
on the farm of Frank Curry, in Reserve town
ship, just outside of the Allegheny City line,
were arraigned yesterday morning Cdfore
Mayor Pearson. Maggie Smith, "the one woman
in tbe party, was sent to the workhonse for SO
days. Spitz Haas. John Help and George
Krepley were lined S3 and costs each. Jacob
Scbindel went to jail for 15 days, and Wendell
Miller was scolded for being In bad company.
Officer Tkuby Suaui, yesterday made a
raid on tbe house of Bridget McCarty. on Sec
ond avenue, near Try street and arrested three
women and two men. TheyTgave their names as
Hugh Kirk. John Niland. Catherine Denhart.
Hannah Ryan and Bridget McCarty. An in
formation will be made against the proprte-
tress this morning for keeping a disorderly
A TO0NO man named Messner is lying dan
gerously ill at his home, on William street,
near the head of McClure avenue. Eleventh
ward, Allegheny. On Sunday last be was driv
ing a dairy wagon which collided with another.
Messner was thrown out and was serionsly In
jured. A plttmbeh named W. F. Bell was badly
burned by a gis explosion while he was work
ing about the pipes in the house of Theodore
Schlelze, at Bellevne, yesterday morning. Eva
Scbleize, a little daughter of the owner of the
house, was burned about the face.
Robert Dickson, an insane inmate of the
Allegheny City Home, died at the Home yes
terday. He was 45 years of age and bad been
an inmate for IS years. In 1872 Dickson was
tried for stealing a watch and was acquitted on
tne ground oi insanity.
James Fields and William Brooks fought
out an old feud Monday night, before a large
crowd, at the corner of Twenty-eighth street
and Mulberry alley. Fields drew a knife and
cut Brooks deeply in the neck, near the jugu
lar vein.
The name of William Corliss, of Bl Allen av
enue, Southside, was inadvertently published
in this paper in connection with the Southside
"speak-easy" arrests. Mr. Corliss nor his sou
have ever frequented "speak-easies."
Thomas Ernest, the oldest nailer in Alle
gheny City, and the father of Walter Ernest,
of the Alleghenv Poor .Board office, died of
hemorrhage of the lungs at midnight Monday.
He lived at 2S2 Sandusky street
Stanlet Chatham, a boy 13 years old, was
struck by an etigine on the Pittsburg and West
ern Railroad, near Callery junction, yesterday.
He was badly injured, and was taken to tbe
Allegheny General Hospital.
Last evening Thomas Martin was kicked in
the stomach by one of Adam Diehl's horses, iu
Carey alley, near South Eighteenth street. It
is thought that he has been Injured internally,
and is in a critical condition.
John Collins, a driver f orFrederickPlper,
a brick manufacturer ot the Eighteenth ward,
was thrown from his wagon yesterday and suf
fered a fracture of the skull.
John McCarthy, injured yesterday morn
ing at the Keystone Bridge Works, died
two hours later at the West I'enn Hospital.
He was married and lived on Forty-third street.
William Williams, charged with larceny
while an attache of patrol wagon No. 7, bad a
hearing before Magistrate Brokaw last night
and gave $500 bail for trial at court
Robert Hillen, a boy of 16, who escaped
from Morganza two months ago, was captured
by the police yesterday and sent back to the
reformatory. .
James Roseboabb, Andrew Kerr and Felix
Vanister were lodged in the Fourteenth ward
station yesterday for fighting on Fifth avenue.
Hab by Spbaoue, a boy living on Mt. Wash
ington, lost two fingers while experimenting
with a bl is ting torpedo yesterday.
'Squire Robinson, of Sharpsburg, fined
Frederick A. Meinhart $10 and costs for ill
treating a horse.
William Paney's arm was crushed Jy an
ingot at Walker's Bridge Works. .
Rev. Barnett Kakea Dcnlnl.
Bev. J. H. Barnett, of the Union Park
Chapel, called at TnE Dispatch office
yesterday and emphatically denied the
statements made iu the issue of Sunday, by
a gentleman who formerly attended his
church, concerning the causes for secession.
Bev. Mr.Barnett said that the author of the
assertions had acknowledged to him before
the editor that what he has said was merely
his opinion as to the causes of secession.
, Entitled to tbe Best.
All are entitled to the best that their money
will bny, so every familv should bare, at once,
a bottle ot the best family remedy. Syrup of
Figs, to cleanse tho system when costive or
bilious. For ;ale In 50c and ttOO bottles by all
leading druggists.
To-JMorrow (Thnndav), Aagnst 29.
The B. & O. E. B. will sell excursion
tickets to Atlantic City to-morrow (Thurs
day), August 29. Bate, S10 for the round
trip, tickets good for ten days. Trains will
leave depot at 8 A. si. and 9.20 P. si. Se
cure your parlor and sleeping car accommo
dations. An Invlgoratlnc Beverage.
A glass of pure beer is both; beneficial an,d
delightful to a warm and tired mortal. Tbe
well-known brand of "Iron City Beer,"
brewed exclusively by Messrs. Frauenheim
& Vilsack is such a ,beverage. It is made
carefully, from the purest materials, and is
wholesome and nutritious. Ask for it
Telephone 1186.
ToMorrow (Tharsday), Ansnst SO.
The B. & O. K. B, will sell excursion
tickets to Atlantic City to-morrow (Thurs
day), August 29. BateJIO for the found trip,
tickets good for ten days. Trains will leave
depot at 8 A. M. and 920P. It. Recnre vonr
parlor and sleeping car accommodations.
i .mLmi
This is Their Day of Jubilation on the
Streets and in the Wood?.-
Interesting History of tbe Popular Irish
Order in This County.
By 9 o'clock last evening U arrange
ments had been completed for the Hiber
nian parade that will be held to-day. The
members of the order will assemble at
Hibernian Hall, on "Wylie avenue, at 12:15
F. ir., when they will form into line for a
parade throngh the principal streets to tbe
Union depot Several
bands will accompany
the parade to the pic
nic grounds. The
parade and general
management of the
picnic will be in
charge of Patrick Fal
lon, who is Grand
Marshal, assisted by
B. B. McKeirney,
Chief of Staff. The
A Hielnrt MflFB h n 1
Chief Jllarshat JPalnck ,,. , .
Fallon. are Owen Murphy and
P. M. Connolly; Adjutant, J. J. McGuire.
"When the train reaches East Liberty the
members of the order will form into line
again,on Penn and Frankstown avenues, at
250 p. M. All the principal thoroughfares
of East Liberty to Silver Lake grove will be
traversed. "When the grounds are reached
the members will assemble at the dancing
platform to listen to an oration by "W. T.
Wilhere, or Philadelphia, who is President
of the order in the United States. The
afternoon will be spent in dancing and
The-Hibernian order has been in exis
tence in Pittsburg since 1865, the first di
vision, a branch of New York, being formed
in Brownstown, Southside, with Dr. Don
nely, of Grant street, as President The
chartered members numbered 100. From
this first division has sprung the various or
ganizations until the' present numerical
strength of tbe order
here is 5,000 in good
standing. Several
years ago a rupture
took place in the
order on a matter of
government, when a
large number resigned
and formed an inde
pendent lodge. Mr.
C. Horgan, speaking
about the matter yes
terday, said "that the
difficulty was of such
a trivial nature, that
there will be a reaffila
tion between tbe two
factions, oylvest
Daly was elected
first county delegate
to national. State.
Adjutant J. J.
and county
ventions. After him the following
gentlemen became incumbents of
the office: James Tierney, James Davery,
Sylvester Daly, James Friel, four terms,
but died on the Atlantic while in office.
Colonel A. B. Hayden completed the unex
pired term. James E. Moran, C. Horgan,
he held it for five years; James McCormack,
James F. Scott who has been in for five
years and is still in office. James Jackson
is Chief State Delegate, and Con Horgan
National Supervisor.
The organization has nine military com
panies, fully equipped and well disciplined.
Each company numbers from 70 to 100 mem
bers, who are under the charge of an officer.
The various companies go through the com-'
plicated drill practice in a most creditable
manner. The Military Committee is pre
sided over by Thomas J. McCann. Mr. Con
Horgan said: "Our order is thoroughly
patriotic, its purposes are lofty. It ha
strangled in the past to help a weak and
down-trodden people to grasp the scepter of
internal authority, ana to once more groom
its own interests. The past may have been
dark to old Ireland, but the future will be
glorious for the country our hearts beat in
anguish for."
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with a mass of impurities. Its action be
comes slow and difficult Pleurisy,
Headache, Fain in Side, Tired Feeling
and General Weakness ensues, result
ing, if unchecked, in
When you have these symptoms, try a
few doses of .the genuine
Price, 2a cents. Sold by i
and prepared only by Fli
Sold by
all druggists,
eming sros..
Pittsburg. Pa. Beware of counterfeits
made in fcSt, Louis.
Kid Gloves, very stylish.
We are agents for "Foster Hooks" and
Centemerl Kid Gloves.
UMBRELLAS. Se e our stock, natural, gold
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the best in the two cities, 15c, 23c and 50c pair.
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There Is No Fesslblo-Way of Getting Bid of
she Glaisworker.
The following special was received last
night from "Washington in regard to the
Campbell investigation: '
A letter received at the Treasury Depart
ment from District Attorney Lyon, explains
that press of business has prevented him from
complying with tbe request for additional In
formation, but that he will write the depart
ment farther on the subject within a few days,
days. The Intimation by officials of the de
partment that there is no machinery avail
able for the arrest and return of Immigrants
found to have come to this country
under contract, has excited considerable
curiosity among lawyers and labor advocates,
it looks as though the law was deliberately
constructed to prevent the return of such im
migrants. Under the law, Immigrants who are
-..uncuvu 1. auu go ineir way cannot do
dealt with, though the law prescribes that they
shall be taken into custody and returned to tbe
country whence they came, at the expense of
the owner of the vessel which brought them
here. Nothing ot the kind can be dona with
out due process, and there is really no author
ity who can act in the matter. Attorneys of
this city suggest, however, that suph Immi
grant can be made a party to the suit against the
principals and can by this means be frightened
into going back to his own country of his own
Several Fights nt the Itoss Grove Affair of
Officer J. J. Finney, special officer of the
"West Penn Bailroad, last night brought
Michael Maguire to Central station on a
charge of felonious assault upon Lizzie
Johnson, a resident of Third avenue. Ma
guire was arrested at Boss Grove, where the
assault occurred and where the Milk Deal
ers'Association held a picnic yesterday. It
is alleged that Maguire struck the woman
with a handy-billy, cutting a big gash in
her head, without provocation.
The officer stated that just before the 9
o'clock train left the grove a free fight 00
curred, in which one man had his head split
open with a loaded cane and several others
were badly battered up. The officer said
that, though small, the crowd at the picnio
was the toughest and there was more disor
der than at any held this season at the
grove. The picnic did not break up nntil
nearly midnight
For this week Two special sales at
much less than regular season prices.
Booth & Fox's celebrated Eider Down,
finest quality. Quilts and Pillows.
These Eider Down Quilts are covered
with best quality French Satine, in ele
gant patterns and iu fine quality of
Satin the sizes are 5 by 8 feet, 6 by 6
feet and 6 by 7 feet We have bought
the entire New York stock from the
manufacturer, and bought them 40 to 53
percent below the lowest usual cost,
which enables us to give our customers
the best value ever known In these bettff .
Elder Down Bed Coverings that ar',
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These goods are A Nclin every re
spect and we will guarantee If you will
seem them you will be glad to buy and
buy largely.
A3-A very few crib size Eider Down
Cradle Blankets in 2 sizes,
Crib Blankets in 3 sizes.
Single Bed Blankets.
Three-quarter size Bed Blankets.
Full size DoubleBed Blankets.
Extra size Double Bed Blankets.
Our all pure wool Country-mad
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and best finished all-wool (no shoddy, no
cotton) Country Blankets offered for
sale anywhere. We take the entire pro
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See our S3 75 a pair All-wool Blankets.
See our special Blanket atH 50 a pair.
See our extra choice and fine and bis
Blankets at to, J8.J8 a pair.
Our celebrated "North Star" fine All
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Our J10 a pair Blankets are the best
and finest at this price are simply nn
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avoid the rush that takes placejater in
the season. Our 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, the store
was never so attractive in the way of
fine and desirable dress fabrics of best
qualities at very low prices. Comeand