Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 29, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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fftjrdork, Coarse Food and
the "Whipping Post
Recommended by some.
Jrazilian Methods of Work Touched
Up by a Traveler.
Talking of the proposition to put crimi
nals to work on the roads County Commis
sioner Mercer said that he could scarce
make up his mind what he did think of it,
and rather took the stand of "Put-yourself-in-his-place."
Continuing he said:
tWhile society doubtless owed very little
to some of them, yet it is largely responsi
ble for vice. Intelligence is strength, and
when it exercises itself to live at the expense
of ignorance, it is not astonishing that the
latter, not being logicians, attempt 'specu
lation also, and when they are detected,
and von know people in palaces who are
more guilty, and who gave the stumbling
stone and rock of offense to these criminals,
and who are rioting in ill-gotten
-wealth, how can you ieel revengeful toward
people who are largely creatures of circum
stances. I have known men lauded for
philanthropy who have been the cause of
more crime, not only by their commercial
dealings, but by their deoauchery pleasure
purchased at the expense of ruin to poor
families, than are all the criminals in the
Mr. Mercer tbinks a eolation of the ques
tion a considerable distance away. In view
of the environments, he thinks much charity
.should be inlnsed into deliberation on the
EubjecL i
Judge Fetterman said that about 400
criminals could be utilized to good ad
vantage jnst now and for a month to come,
between the city and his home, on the old
"Washington road. Mr. fetterman said:
"I am in favor of the whipping post for
wifebeaters, and the chaingang for most
other criminals. It is a fact that in
Delaware a man is rarely whipped twice,
which proves the reformatory effect of the
lash?well laid on in public Offenders
either repent and sin no more, or emigrate,
and in either event give no more trouble."
Mr. Fetterman allows no room for mawk
ish sentiment. He says that if a man, or
woman either, does not want to work in
pnblic or be whipped in public, neither is
compulsory, and he suggests that in lieu of
magisterial sentences 01 tza nne, or ou nays
to the workhouse, let it be the same fine or
like to see any of their' number exposed to
public derision they could pay tne nne, ana
prevent it instead of having the workhouse
devoted to the purposes of a sanitarium to
restore the nerves of toughs who wreck
themselves by a course of vice, and recuper
ate periodically at public expense.
Thomas H. Davis, Esq., suggests a gradu
ation of punishment." If it be found neces
sary to punish someone more sinned against
than sinning, let him for the first offense be
punished by sending him to the workhouse
v and treated decently, but furnished with
some kind of remunerative employment.
For all subsequent c (Tenses, either whip him
or put him in a chain gang. There will
always be work needed on the highways,
work that does not conflict with the inter
ests of
1 -work .tbatjwniT pot deprive coonersof. em
ployment and work that will never be
properly done unless by the utilization of
the labor of criminals. Mr. Davis would
go furtbei, and by act of Assembly give the
courts power to sentence criminals to work
on the country roads as well as on city
streets. Mr. Davis suggests some diffi
culties in .the, way:
For instance, it would be necessary to
house criminals .at night He thinks the
county buildinzs, the old University build
ing and the one at Old avenuemightbeused
in the city, but in the country it would be
different, though in hot weather tents would
answer. He suggests that coarse prison
garb should be furnished and all made wear
.it, as not only are there many people sent
up who are inadequately provided 'with
clothing sufficient to withstand rigorous
weather, but a uniform would serve to com
pel those doing public duty to remain at
their posts, as it would proclaim their deser
tion. He also suggests that they should be
made work hard, but be treated humanely
and well fed with coarse food, and a sen
tence of a certain number of days be held
to be wet and dry, and the prisoner get the
benefit of wet weather unless he could be
found indoor employment
As to female employment, he sug
gests that they could be em
ployed at making and repairing the
wardrobes of their male companions and
at laundrvinr beside other suitable emnlov-
xnent might be found for them, if this were
not sufficient The proportion of female
convicts is much less than that of male.
Mr. Davis called attention to the fact that
whipping a man for whipping his wife con
flicted with the old common law, which,
while holding him responsible for her torts,
pave him the power to restrain her by allow
ing him to administer "reasonable personal
chastisement," if she refused to behave her
self properly. Mr. Davis suggested that a
man .might be -punished lichtly for the first
offense, if in the discretion ot the Court
there were mitigating circumstances, and
sent to the whipping-post for the second
He says that extreme care must'be taken
in the management of drunks. They are
sot generally arrested until they are on the
verge of delirium, and frequently the first
ten days of a 30-day sentence must be de
voted to careful .management or a funeral
follows commitment
Quite a number of people talked to had no
opinions tto offer, stating that they had not
given'thesnbject any thought, but all agreed
that society must either devise better pre
ventive measures or a more salutary system
of punishment, as the evil bad grown to
enormous proportions, and if remedies were
not made more efficatious for reform pre
ventives must be found. A good many were
found to be of Commissioner Jlercer's opin
ion that crime is .largely the natural off
spring of our system called "society," and
that more may be effected by the removal of
producing causes, such as monopoly, etc..
than by any system of punishment for pun
ishment ol criminals, though they must be
punished. If ignorance were converted
jnto virtue and intelligence unequal laws
would be cured, out, as nas oeen ooservea
by the most philosophic of historians, re
forms come from below and not from above,
and, if the masses are intelligent and virtu
ous, they cannot be oppressed.
i pnn npr.v rn uprntPT
Tbe'Onllook for the Glnai Trado Appears to
-' be Bright.
Me Jenkin Jones, of Jones, Cavitt &
Co., the Soutbside glass manufacturers, said
last evenlne about the outlook of the glass
trade: "After January 1 the jobbers will
miirrate East and stop in Pittsburg. Asa
,- rule, the Western men come Fast and some
of tne Eastern men go west, isui tney ail
stop in Pittsburg because everything that is
! made in our line can be seen in Pittsburg.
"The Boston people make Pittsburg their
headquarters about twice a year. They
come here for the purpose of looking-up the
new lines of goods and the trade for the
t whole rear, depends lartrelv on what these
Jobbers do on their January visit It would
hoe nam to conjecture vu iuc uuic win ue
llike.until after the second 'week in the -new
so many days wort on the streets or roads.
A rich loafer might pay his fine, if he didn't
like it and if sympathetic friends didn't
Seste FeciHarlltes of the New Jteb
- Ucana Patting; Sand on Axles to Mnke
Them Sicreecb.
Mr. J. C. 'Wright, of Richmond, who
happens to be in Pittsburg at present, re
cently returned from a trip through Brazil.
In a chat about the country yesterday, he
"The new Republic of Brazil is wel
comed into the so-called areaa of free coun
tries by more vehemence in this America
than probably exists there, though one
would naturally suppose that they would be
the most demonstrative upon a subject in
volving apparently resnlts of such magni
tude. For years the Republican and Impe
rial parties have, in their respective sec
tions, been very rampant in the expressions
of their political creeds, and voiced their
views on the occasion of elections in a man
ner quite in keeping with their hot
blood and ignorance. It has all culminated
recently in the overthrow of-the heretofore
existing system of government and the es
tablishment of a republic. It is exceed
ingly doubtful whether more than 50 per
cent of the natives have yet learned of the
change. Of course the residents along the
coast in all the cities and towns are aware
of what has occurred, but not one in ten is
"capable of taking in either the intent of a
republican government or privileges which
it seeks to guarantee.
"Some idea of the high order of intelli
gence pervading in the interior part of the
country may be gleaned from the fact
that the natives use wagons, or carts, in
which the axle revolves, being mortised
in the wheels, the latter being hewn ont of
solid blocks of wood. The noise ot a train
of these wagons is intolerable, and can be
heard for miles. The City Councils or the
powers controlling the various cities and
towns some years since passed an ordinance
requiring these teamsters on reaching the
confines ot the corporation to grease the
axles. This they were forced contrary to
their judgment to do, and they claiming
that the oxen would not pull without hear
ing the creaking noise. Immediately after
leaving a town a convoy of wagons will be
stopped, and the drivers will throw sand and
gravel in the boxes in which revolve the
axles. The result is a screaking, grating
and horrible sound which can be heard
for a mile or two. Their simple
Explanation is that if the oxen don't hear
this noise they imagine the wagons are not
loaded and hence will' not pull at least not
in unison. i
"How exactly hojf a class of people like
this will conduct a republic it is difficult to
predict Fnergy with them is an unknown
auantity, except as manifested in their
declarations of hatred and love. To be in a
hnrry about anything is to be suspected of
rascality. If a man runs on the street he is
tripped up by any passerby amid shouts
from the bvstanders of ladrone, ladrone
"The average Brazilian would gaze stead
fastly in the face of a town clock for an
hour (provided he was seated in the shade)
and'forget what dav of the month it was.
On the railroads and in the mines they are
paid about 1 milree (50, cents) per day, and
never pretend to work more than three days
in a week.
"Cursen, the drink of the country, is 1
cent per glass, and with guitars at $1 a
piece and moonlight and love generally pre
vailing, there is not' much thought, as a
rule, expended on the establishment of a
better form of government
The Nataral Fluid (-opposed to be a Fob
, to the Telephone.
As J. W. Cupps, Inspector of the Fire
Alarm Bnreau under Morris Mead, looked
at the telephone in Central station last night
he used some observations which will not
bear repetition in polite society. He said:
"There you are; natural gas is a big bene
fit to everybody but myself and the tele
phones which I have to handle in 'getting
them n shape, at least ths is my opinion.
Ever since natural gas has? been in . use I
have found a sort of insulation has been
formed on the points of contact, or probably
it would be better to say they have got
gummed in such a way that it gives me
trouble to get the instrument in order."
And there the Inspector viciously plied
the sandpaper and file, and wondered it
natural gas made a saving ot labor after
A Druggist Reports That the Business Was
Never Better.
Al. Maginnl, the leading druggist of
Braddock, last night said that there was a
better business during the holiday season
than he had seen before for many years.
The prospects for the coming year, he said,
were mnch better than they were at the
same time last year, and if no calamities
occurred, the District of Western Pennsyl
vania would come out many thousands
ahead of even the present good season.
He thought that giving the eastern end of
the State the sea coast and other advantages
which it was supposed to possess, the Pitts
burg district could hold its own against any
part of the country.
Some Who Travel, Some Who Do Not, and
Others Who Talk.
Prot J. D. S. Biggs, member of the
faculty of Dennlson University at Granville,
O., Is in the city. He came to be present at the
marriage of Miss Lillian Biggs .and Elmore
Ellsworth Caddes. Prof. Rlggs is a nephew of
Ore. W. J. and L W. Rlggs, of the Sonthside.
He will remain here over to-day, to be
present at the closing services of Rev. H. B.
Grose's pastorate of the Fourth Avenue Baptist
Church. Prof. Rlggs and Rev. Grose were col
lege friends, together with the late Prof.
Olsen, for many years. Prof. Grose will at
once go to Dakota, where he will begin his
labors as President of the State University, to
which he has been called to succeed Dr.
Olsen, who was killed at Minneapolis a few
weeks ago.
Mr. Francis Murphy will leave to-njght
for a lecturing tour, going first to Indianapolis,
thence to St. Paul and several cities in Iowa,
On his return, in about a fortnight, he will
make arrangements for a series of gospel
temperance meetings in this city. "
Mr. W. H. Andrews, Chairman of the
Republican State Central Committee, returned
yesterday moraine from Beaver, where he had
visited Senator Quay. He took dinner atthe
Seventh Avenue Hotel, and last evening de
parted for his home in1 Titusville.
Miss Kate Yoder, of Parsons, W. Va.,
who will come to this city in the spring to study
voice culture under one of Pittsburg's ablest
teachers, has been making decided hits in ihe
West State, her latest being at Mannlngton a
few evenings since.
Dr. X. 3. Scott, of Cleveland, an emi
nent specialist, was at the Hotel Dnquesne yes
terday. Attorney It, E. Holden, of Cleveland,
is at the Hotel Anderson. '
Some Excitement Cnuied by m. Woman
Losing- Consciousness.
About 10 o'clock lost night a woman
named L&zie Fallon fell in a faint on Fifth
avenue, near "Wood street, and created con
siderable excitement.
The woman was carried into the office ot
the Chronicle-Teleqraph, and it was some
time before she could be brought to. Mrs.
Pallon lives at 164 Fourth avenue, where
she was removed.
A Bath and a Beating.
Charles "Weber, who was charged before
Alderman Flach a few days ago by his wife
Catherine with aggravated assault, waived
a hearing last night and entered bail for
court. Mrs. Weber claimed that she was
made ill by an ice water bath administered
by her husband, followed by a severe beat
ing. De. B.'M. Haitha. Eye, ear, nose and
throat diseases exclusively. Ofiee, 718 Penn
street, Pittsburg, Pa, s&sa
Complaints to 'Agent O'Brien ,Trial the
Factory Law is a Nullity.
Inquiry as to What Has Happened, to Got.
Beaver's Inspector. ,
Complaint was made at the office of the.
Humane Society yesterday that a manufac
turing establishment-on thfeNorthside was
employing a large number of boys and girls
under the age of 12 years, that their hours of
work recently bad been from 11 to 13 hours
a day, and that four of them had been in
jured during the last two months. Other
complaints of a similar sort have been made
from time to time, and the Humane Satiety
has been in a quandary what to do in the
Under an act passed by the Legislature
last May, it is the duty of a factory Inspec
tor to prosecute persons guilty of such
abuse of children. Ihe act was signed by
Governor Beaver on May 20, 1889, It was
made the duty of the Governor toappofnt a
chief factory inspector immediately after
the passage of the act Although it appears
that such an inspector has been appointed,
the appointment has not been made known
to persons in this city most interested in his
"work. The act, which is a thorough one,
seems to depend entirely upon the inspec
tor. That official, it appears, has not been
heard of nor seen in this city, and has done
nothing here to enforce (he law. Persons
interested in the protection of children find
serious fault with ,ther gentleman for his
The act of 1887 made it unlawful for man
ufacturing or mercantile establishments to
employchildren under the age of 12, and
authorized any person 'to make complaint.
The act of 1889 repeals the preceding act. It
again makes it unlawful to employ children
under the age of 12, or to employchildren
between the ages of 12 and 16 longer than 60
hours in a week. Children under 16 are to
be employed only upon the making of an
affidavit as to their age by parents or guar
dians. The hours of work required of such
children must be posted in every room
where they are engaged at labor. The vio
lation of the act is made a misdemeanor, and
the penalty a fine of not more than $500.
The factory inspector provided for by the
law is allowed a salary of $1,500 and ex
penses not to exceed $2,500 a year. It is
made his duty to post copies of the law in
factories, mills and stores, to visit such
establishments, to investigate and prosecute
all violations of the law. It is this last pro
vision which causes a doubt in the mind of
Agent Samuel O'Brien as to his authority
to act
Agent O'Brien said yesterday afternoon
"I tbinkyou.have an old woman in the
Go vernor s chair. It is a very strange thing
that he has not appointed the inspector.
At least I have never, heard of an appoint
ment Perhaps he( doesn't want to -see the
law enforced? We are getting quite a
number of complaints of violations of this
law. I should say that no attention is be
ing paid to the law at all, and there won't
be, I suppose, until the inspector is ap
pointed. In some factories there are chil
dren employed not over 8 years old, and
kept at work long hours. I would like to
get at these people, if I could.
Perhaps I could prosecute them for cruelty.
In such a case, of course, I would have to
show -by doctors that the work was injur
ious -to the health. I don't suppose it
would be hard to do that"
Agent O'Brien went -yesterday afternoon
to the office of. Mr. Prank W. Smith, the
attorney for the Hnmane Society, laid the
facts before him, and asked bis opinion of
the law and the authority of the Hnmane
Agent under it Mr. Smith said: "As the
agent of the Humane Society yon have no
power to act under that law. Touhave no
authority to enter any mill or factory to
investigate. I am of the opinion, nowever,
that you can make complaint as a private
individual. You might get beaten at it
The defendants might set up the section of
the act which says that the inspector shall
prosecute 'all violations,' and might beat
you on that"
Agent O'Brien said that he would investi
gate the complaint made yesterday. He
has the names of several men formerly em
ployed in the mill in question, and will call
on them for the facts in their possession. If
is possible that, if he finds the facts to be as
represented, he may prosecute either the
company or the parents of the children.
Mr. I. N. Boss, Master Workman -of Dis
trict Assembly No. 3, K. of L., was asked
if he knew whether the Governor had not ap
pointed an inspector. He said that al
though he had been watching the matter a
little, he had not heard whether the ap
pointment had been made or not
A telegram from Harrisburg stated that
"Governor Beaver expressed his satisfaction
at the manner in which William H. Mar
tin, the Factory Inspector appointed by
him, is performing his duties. He says he
appointed Mr. Martin inspector under the
act passed at the last session of the Legisla
ture, and as no appropriation was made for
the pa) men t of the inspector and his depu
ties, although their salaries are fixed, they
will have to take chances on obtaining com
pensation for their services. The Governor
says Mr. Martin has visited New York,
Massachusetts and Connecticut for the pur
pose of familiarizing himself with the sys
tem of inspection in operation in those
The Two Dootora Kins; Slekj With Unmli
itakable Influenza.
Two of Pittsburg's M. D's. are down with
the influenza. Dr. W. D. King, of Fifth
avenue, near Elm street, has been confined
to his bed for several days with the (Jlsease,
and his brother, Dr. Harry King, the
dentist of Neville street, near Ellsworth
avenue, is also laid up 'with it
Both gentlemen have been ill for several
days and their sickness has been determined
beyond question to be influenza.
Dr. T. M. Scott, of Filth avenue, Soho, is
also seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Sbe Bays Be Bit a. Boy.
Joseph Sayder and George Pettyford will
have a hearing Tuesday night, on a charge
of assault and battery. MrsTBarbara Hyde
made the infoimation in behalf of her 12-year-old
son, whom she alleges was struck
on the head with a piece of iron, at Mc
Cully's glasshouse, on Twenty-eighth street,
by the defendants. The charge was pre
ferred before Alderman Warner.
A Catholic Bank for LnvrrencevIIIe.
A rumor was started in Xrawrenceville
that a Catholic bank would be started at
the Forks of the Koad, now 'that the Law
rence Bank has gone under. It was re
ported that Frauenhelm & Yilsack were to
be the principal backers of the bank, but
they deny any knowledge of the bank, nor
can they account for the rumor getting out
Beld by a Wreck.
The limited came in an hour behind time
last evening. The trainmen reported that
a bad freight (wreck at Newton Hamilton,
on the middle division, had detained the
train. From what could be learned it
would seem that no lives were lost
Weary of Haaltsg- $e Bar.
Patrick Kelly, an" ash hauler, got tired
driving his horse as far as the river so he
just dnmped a loadof ashes oa Try street
Officer Truby ShaalibapAened along about
that time and Kelly is now la 'the lockup
for violating a city ortiawiii. ,- . -.-, A
A Mas Wasted Is Pktskars; Retawedi m
Bail la Philadelphia A Hearing- Before
a Magistrate.
A strange piece of what appears exceed
ing crookedness has been developed in Phil
adelphia from proceedings begun in this
ritv. Some weeks aeo the eeneral aeent of
I E. W. Walker & Col, book publishers of
Boston, Mass., canea on, uonn u. nsran,
Esq., and told him that the Pittsburg agent
of the company, H. M. Nichols, had been
embezzling money belonging to the com
pany. At Mr. Watson's suggestion an
information was made against Nichols be
fore Alderman McMasters. The general
agent said he had examined Nichols' books
and found a shortage, it being ascertained
that'Nichols was in Philadelphia. Detect
ive Heiner states that he sent a warrant for
Nichols arrest to Charles W. Wood, Chief
of Philadelphia detectives, and the next aft
ernoon received a telegram from him stating
that Nichols had been arrested, and had
furnished $1,000 bail for a hearing on Mon
day, the impression being allowed that the
bail had been taken before some Magistrate
in Philadelphia.
As the law does not say that a police ius
tice, or even a justice of the peace, shall
take bail for a man charged in'another
county with crime, Mr. Watson and the of
ficials interested looked upon the proceeding
as somewhat irregular, but concluded to
await the date set tor the hearing, supposing
they would get an explanation. It was
fixed for last Monday, but neither Nichols
nor an explanation put in an appearance,
and the authorities here began to look the
matter up. No news came from Wood di
rectly, but they were informed by a clipping
from a newspaper that Nichols had a hear
ing before a Philadelphia magistrate and
had been discharged. This relieves his
bail, and he has had time to get far enough
away bv this time to be comparatively safe.
Said Mr. Watson: "It looks to me as
though this was a conspiracy to assist a fu
gitive from justice. I don't believe it could
have been accomplished in Allegheny
county. It is an unheard-of proceeding,
and is at variance with all previous pro
ceedings in such cases. Though extradition
between States is a matter of courtesy
largely, no Governor would .take
it upon himself to act as these
Philadelphia officials have done.
In this case of ours the evidence was all at
this end of the line, and none of it in Phila
delphia. In fact we have no evidence yet
that there was bail given in Philadelphia
at all.
MrjHeinens experience in matters ot this
kind rats been varied, and he states that this
is something new to him. Just what will
be done about it remains to be seen, no
further steps having been taken as yet
Three Operator Bave Extended the Options
Until July. '..
The conference .between certain of the
river operators and Captain W. J. Shinn,
which was referred to inTiiE Dispatch
as likely to bear fruit has at any rate
given forth blossoms of more or less prom
ise. The object of the meeting, as already
stated, was to discuss a proposition on the
part of Mr. Shinn to extend the
options which will expire the 1st of
January to a later period. That he is meet
ing with success was ascertained yesterday
irom the fact that Joseph Walton & Co., S.
S. Crump & Cq.( and Thomas Fawcett &
Co. have each signed an agreement to ex
tend the options on their properties to the
first of July. No further stipulations or
conditions have been added to the contracts,
which remain as originally agreed upon,
excepting that the amount of consideration
paid for carrying over the option in each
case is 51.
From what was learned it seems that
about one-half the operators are indisposed
to have anything more to do with the syndi
cate, while others of them are considering
their position. If the old river rule that
whatever Walton & Co. does goes. Mr.
Shinn will have to congratulate himself on'
fetting an extension of time for his New
ork friends in which to look about them.
The Committee In Coarse of tbe Depart
ment Encampment Bnrd at Work.
Ameetingofthe delegates to the G. A.
B. Department Encampment was held last
night in Select Council Chamber, with
Colonel John A. Dauks in tho chair.
The Committee on Transportation report
ed that nothing could be done until the au
thorities found out if there were any sjde
tracks that sleepers could be placed on at
Bhamokin, the idea of the delegates being
to use the sleeping cars instead of hotels.
The delegates "unanimously indorsed a
circular to 'be sent out by Post 117 to all the
G. A. B. posts throughout the State setting
forth the record of Major Joseph F. Dennis
ton and reasons why he should be elected
Department Commander.
Tbe committee having the candidacy of
Major Dennlston in hand, through Comrade
Bengough, stated that the nomination would
be seconded hy Philadelphia, Erie and other
points, but they -desired that the closing
oratorical effort be delivered by Thomas G.
Sample, of Post 128. This request was
unanimously agreed to. The delegates will
meet again at the call of the chair, v
The Infelicities of tho Armor Bootehold
Brought to the Light orDnr.
The second act in a Christmas drama was
played yesterday at Alderman McKenna's
office, the magistrate being the only addi
tion to the performers who gave the first act
of the entertainment George Armor was
tbe heavy man, according to the stories told
bv his wife, Maggie, and Elizabeth Heiser,
who related that he had assaulted them,
and, in addition to that, had expressed hfs
intention to end Mrs. Armor's earthly ex
istence. In default of ?1.500 bail the de
fendant was committed to jail for trial at
Incidents of a Say In Two Cities Condensed
for Ready Renting-.
H. Levhtson, ol 261 Fifth avenue; the Dn
qnesne Stationery and Cigar Company, 263
Fifth avenue, andT. Walker, 265 Fifth avenue,
are charged before Alderman Reilly. by Ordi
nance Officer Schultz, with violating a city or
dinance. It is claimed that the awnings of th e
defendants are soow as to obstruct the street
against pedestrians.
Jakes Caut, who lives on Soho street made
an information before Alderman Jones last
night charging Patrick Kelley with aggra.
vated assault and battery- Cain alleged that
Kelley struct him over the head with a pair
or large mill tones, knocking him down. A
-warrant was issued. '
P. PL Stevenson, of Coraopolls, who at
tempted to kidnap the little girl of Mrs. Ruhl,
Friday evening, has been Insane sfneo child
hood. Mrs. Byers, a sister of the unfortunate
man, said be had gotten bewildered, and he
never showed any violence before.
John Kolsitto,, employed at the locomotive
works on Beaver avenue, Allegheny, fell from
a scaffold yesterday and bad his right leg
broken In two places. Henras removed to his
home on Hancock street. Woods 'Bun, where
Dr. Langfltt attended him.
Peteb HcClusket was arrested by Officer
Bhaffer last night on Forbes street, near Brady,
for throwing a cobblo stone through the win
dow of Patrick Moran's house on Tustin street.
He was locked np in tbe Fourteenth ward
John CaSTXETON, an employe of the Benson
Pump Works, on Chartiers street, Allegheny,
had his skull slightly crushed yesterday by a
piece of iron falling on his head. He was taken
to his home In Woods' Bnn.
. The first of a series of open meetings of the
Young Men's Hebrew Association, will be held
this afternoon at their hall, on Federal street
Allegheny. A. Leo Weil will lecture on the
Merchant of Venice.
A vest liberal donation ot clothing, gro
ceries and vegetables was sent to the Society
for the Improvement of the Poor yesterday by
the Parnassus Sunday school.
These will.be a ball given "by Divtelon 10 of
A O. H., at Imperial Hall. New Oraat street,
ontaeovesaBf eDeBaer3&, ,,r- "
Mri Langhors't Things Three lea
Are Irs. Endert's Murderers.
KiHen Tlaced in Jail by Coroner
McDowell's Orders.
Some new developments may be expected
at any time in the Tarentum murder mys
tery. There are so many detectives at work
on the case that ft seems almost impossible
for the dastardly perpetrators of the crime
to evade arrest very long. County Detec
tive Langhorst seems to be the busiest man
on the case. He has come to the conclusion
that there are three persons yet to arrest in
stead of two.
He has received a fuller and mere com
plete description of the. men from Mr.
Budert, and will send ont new circulars
giving the descriptions in detail. He said
yesterday that one of the suspects might be
arrested any day, as he is pretty sure he
knowswho and where all of them are, but
does not expect to turn up the others so
soon. 'He did not go to Tarentum yetter
day, and will not be up there to-day, but he
has a man there constantly watching that
end of tbe case.
Mr. Kudert is bothered considerably by
private detectives, who offer their services on
the case for a moneyiconsideration. County
Detective Langhorst pantioned him yester
day notrto employ any more officers without
consulting him.
Coroner McDowell went to Tarentum yes
terday to continue the inquest in the case.
Dr. W. H. McCullough and Dr. J. B. An
derson submitted their report on the post
mortem held by them. The substance of
the report was that Mrs. Paul Budert came
to her death from a gunshot over the eye.
The inquest was then adjourned until Sat
urday, January 11, to give the officials an
opportunity to work up the various clews
that they now have in their. possession.
Coroner McDowell had a conversation
with Mr. Budert while in Tarentum. The
latter expressed himself as satisfied with the
work being done by the officials. He be
lieves they are doing all they can to bring
the wretches who have blighted his home to
justice. Mr. Budert made an examination
of his stock yesterday, and so far as he can
learn six watches and a diamond pin are all
that were taken. Three of the watches had
their works in tbem, but the others were
merely empty cases. The pin is known as a
lady's scarfpin.
Coroner McDowell said last evening:
"This case has passed beyond the ordinary,
bntlfeel pretty sure that by the next call
of the inquest we will have such a chain of
circumstantial evidence woven that it can
sot fail to locate the -proper persons. Al
though the murderers have been very suc
cessful in covering up their tracks, we have
the best people available working carefully
and systematically on the case, and I expect
to be able in a few days to r(W down some
thing that will be very valuable in helping
to clear up the mystery." ,
Killan and his Wife are still in the county
jail, and will remain in custody until all of
tbe clews now being workediaretrun down.
County Detectve Langhorst said yesterday
that it would be unnecessary for the Taren
tum officials to make an information against
Killan, as he had already done so, charging
him with complicity in the murder.
Matters at Tarentum were rather quiet
yesterday. " The excitement created by the
tragedy on Monday night is considerably
allayed, although it would not be very safe
for the murderers to put in. an appearance in
the, borough.
Mr. Budert says he could identify the
guilty' parties. now, and- thc-statement ir
made that there were four mes; instead of
tlinu Tt.f.AtitfB TiflAlnli -ta ,lll in
Tarentum working on the case. All of the
detectives are endeavoring to straighten out
one of the boldest and mostmyterious crimes
that has ever been committed in Allegheny
county. "
(Pn the return of Coroner .McDowell from
Tarentum he at once committed Mrs. Killsn
to the county jail to await further develop
ments in the murder case of Mrs. Budert
A Dispatch reporter saw Mrs. Killan,
whose title, according to her own state
ment, is purely honorary, and she said in
response to the questions put: "I am sure
that Killan was not concerned in the rob
bery and murder for the simple reason that
he was in the house all day when it oc
curred, and until 6:45 next morning.
"If I thought he were guilty for a mo
ment I would not shield him, or any other
person for such a crime. I am, however,
perfectly sure that he had ne connection
with the matter. I cannot say why I am
committed in the case, as I knew nothing
about it comparatively until my arrest, and
when we went to Thomas' house it was long
before we knew anything about tbe affair.
"How long have I been married? I have
not been married to Killan, but have lived
with him for about three years next June,and
as I said before I would have nohesitation to
say what I know if I thought him guilty. I
am not acting under advice of an attorney,
as I have none and have no desire to engage
The latter confession probably explains
why the Coroner wishes to detain the woman
as a competent witness. She is about 6 feet
3 inches in height, and 120 pounds in
weight, with a rather jaundiced complexion,
aquiline nose and thin features generally.
She is a ready speaker, and has had evi
dently a plain education. Of her former
life she refused to speak.
Opinions of Free Bridges.
City officials think that purchasing
bridges to free them Vould prove a costly
speculation, as the interest on such a sum
would be a very large factor in municipal
expenses. City Attorney Moreland has
stated that the whole matter of freeing
bridges lay in 'the hands of Mr. B. F. Jones.
That gentleman was requested to express an
opinion upon the'matter. He stated that he
had given the subject no attention, but
would look it up.
Identified nt tho Morgue.
One of the bodies that have been in the
morgue for several days was identified yes-
Pterdav. George F. Kim, of 3614 Fifth ave-
nue, recognized one of tbe bodies as that of
Jacob Oblack, a German, 36 years of age,
who has been in America eight years. His
home was in Soho. The- remains have been
in the morgue since Christmas, when be
was killed on the Pennsylvania Railroad at
Dallas station.
A Post Event and One to Come.
The ladies of the West EndM.E. Church
will give a dinner on New Year'&Day, and
a bazar in the evening. At the Christmas
treat on Christmas Eve, for the Snnday
school, Mr. Harper was presented with a
handsome easy chair, and Bev. H. C. Bea
com was given a gold-headed cane by the
members of bis Bible class.
The annual meeting of the Commercial
Travelers' Protective Association was held
in their rooms' in- thcrStevenson building
last night The old officers were re-elected.
An Engagement Broken.
A young lady, high in social circles in
this city, has just broken her engagement,
because her intended, who promised to buy
her a musical box, refused to go to Gallin
ger's, 1200 Penn ave., to buy it The young
lady claims that their stock, consisting of
musical boxes, guitars", mandolins, violins,
accordions, concertinas, banjos, etc., is the
largest and finest in the-'elty; auo their line
efallkbt&ef etrlifs, - xhM
Old Cewafes GIveHta a Mwser at the
Hotel Baaesfle AbEtobIbs of Feaatlsc
A number of the Beet prominent veterans
of Pittsburg and vicinity last night gave a
banquet at the Hotel Duquesne to Mr. J,
B, Harrah, recently appointed United
States Marshal for the Western district of
Pennsylvania. The table was set in the
shape of three sides of a square in the larger
dining room upstairs. It was elegantly
decorated with green plants and colored
lights. The gentlemen sat down to dinner
at 9 o'clock. The following were present:
J. E. Harrah, of Beaver; ChffiW. Hazzard,
Monongahela Citv: Jndze John J. Wickbam.
Beaver; Captain A. J. Welsh, Sheriff of Beaver
county: Alfred Moore, of Sewickle;
C. if. Miller, of Phil;
Miller, nt Philadelphia: Colonel John
Ewing, of Washington, Pa.; Judge Blagle,
Judge Over, Colonel W. H. Reed. W.V. Bpeer,
vvimam vngeison, captain jonn a. need.
Prof. P. F. Bohrbacker, John Douglas, Edward
Fisher, a A. Will. Captain McFeeters. of
Braddock; J. B. Eaton, W. H. Lambert, A. J,
Bingham, Warden E. a Wright Captain
Thomas B. Kerr, W. J. Caskey, Charles F.
McKenna, Daniel Ashworth, John Doyle, M.
B. Lemon, C. O. Smith, Walter Morris, General
AL. Pearson. G. W. Bryant, J. W. Morrison,
Arch H. Kowand, Captain Graham and James
The bill of fare was a choice one and well
served, but it was not long. At 10 o'clock,
on motion of Colonel Eeed, Judge J. W.
Over was elected chairman. In speaking
of the countv where Mr. Harrah lives, the
Judge said: "I believe it has the reputa
tion of producing more statesmen to the
square inch than any county in the United
States. v
On motion of W. F. Speer, General A. L.
Pearson was elected toast master. The fol
lowing toast were spoken to: "OurGuest,"
Colonel Chill W. Hazzard; response by Mr.
Harrahf "The American Citizen as a Sol
dier," Judge Wickham; "The American
Soldier ai a Citizen," Prof. Bohrbacker;
"The'Soldier in Politics," Charles F. Mc
Kenna; "The Artillery," Captain J. A.
Bead; "The Cavalry," General Miller;
"The Infantry," Judge Slagle; "The La
dies." Daniel Ashworth..
The toasts were full of humor, and, with
one exception, were impromptu. Colonel
Hazzard paid a pretty eulogy to the Scotch
Irish pioneers of Western Pennylvania and
to one of the number, William Harrah.
The latter, he said, was a sturdy Whig, and
named his son after the Whig candidate for
Governor, Joseph Bitenour. Mr. Harrah
made a verv brief and-nrettv response. Prof.
Bohrbacker paid A tribute to tbe German.
settlers in Pennsylvania. The othe& ad
dresses were short and lull of bright salies.
The "entire evening was spent in aA-ery
hapyy manner.
Fireman Daly Says K Was Broken Acci
dentally and Not Of allcloasly.
Some of the Allegheny County Light
Company's late employes whom a Dis
patch reporter happened to meet last even
ing were very indignant at the Insinuations
made in some oT the papers that they were
concerned in tbe cutting of the wire on the
Sixth street bridge..
Later Mr. Bobert Daly, the company's
late foreman, was seen and in this connec
tion said: "You want to know how that
wire was cut? Well, I'll tell you, and an
examination of it by any man who , knows
jiis business will prove what I Bay. It was
cut just as wires On the same bridge bave
been cut before, by abrasion and undue
strain, coupled with some defect in that
particular place. That's how the wire was
cut, or broken, for if it had been cut, the
insulation must have cut. too, which it is
not The men, I know, are blamed for it,
but unjustly. They didn't cut it You can
take mv word for that."
An Unknown Assailant Who Used a Bottle
as an Implement of Warfare.
John Hallan, a young man living in the
Fifteenth ward, was assaulted last night on
:ButIer street and terribly rut about the1
head. In company with another man, whose
name is not known, Hallan left his home
about 9 o'clock to go into the Eighteenth
When they reached Forty-eighth street
someone stepped in front of Hallan and,
uttering a curse, struck him on the head
with a large bottle. The force of the blow
broke the bottle over Hallan's head and cut
his face and scalp in a number of places
very severely. The assailant fled and left
nothing by which he could be identified.
Hallan was taken into Bellman's drugstore,
which was near by. Dr. Gardiner was
summoned and dressed the wounds of Hal
lan, which, he said, were ugly looking, but
would not prove dangerous unlses inflam
mation set in. Hallan was removed to his
Claiming That the Iron Is Too Strong for the
Money Paid.
The nuddlers in Carnegie, Phipps & Co.'s
lower Union Mills have refused to work
any longer on the iron supplied them by the
firm. The claim made by tbe men is that
the iron is of the description known as
strong iron, hard to work, and therefore
worth more money for conversion than ma
terial of softer quality.
Manager Blackburn, on being asked for
an explanation, said that the iron was of
the same qnalitv as habitually used. The
mill was closed down for the annual stock!
taking, and Mr. Blackburn was assured
that on the resumption of work that the men
would turn in to work on the same iron.
The bar mill is to be completely re
modeled; a new-engine will be built, and
improved rolls put in, and which will be
three instead of two rolls in height as at
present The mill will start up again early
in January.
How the Allegheny Phrenologist Win De
ceived In the Characters of Friends.
Last night a man reported at the Alle
gheny Mayor's office that he had been
robbed of $13 50 by two companions-, and he
wanted them arrested. He said bis name
was Prof. F. N. Charles, and he was known
as the Allegheny phrenologist He lives at
42 Cedar avenue, and said that yesterday
afternoon he had two friends at his house
entertaining them in his wife's absence.
He bought two bottles of whisky, which
they drank, and afterward he showed them
a box containing 13 50, which he told them
he would not spend, as it was to pay his
month's rent He then went to sleeD, and
on awakeninc the money was gone. He
wanted them arrested, and a detective
promised to return him his, wealth.
Corkvrorkcrs In Debate.
A committee of the Corkworkers' As
sembly met in Knights of Labor Hall yes
terday and disenssed the proposition of
Armstrong Bros, with regard to the change
Tn the system of work. An amicable settle
ment of the question at issue may be ex
pected by the time the factory reopens after
the annual stock-taking.
Sneak Thtevrs Make a Hani.
The residence of Major William M. Hart
zell, No. 38 South Tenth street, was entered
yesterday evening by sneak thieves, who stole
two overcoats and a frock coat The stolen
coats were the .property of Major Harfzell
and hi son. The theft was reported to the
police, who will try to have the property re- f
All the Way to Soath Australia.
American goods are able to hold their
own against the English article In English
dominions. The Atlas Paint Company, e-f
this citv, yesterday, received aa order frosa
Adelaide. South Australia, for a eesekta-
steat f 25 barrels of paiat, fellewiag aJ
enter ftc aaisaiiar aatowit rmwy mbw.'
Ai Old Fire ForiwBM Suggest a 72
hoaT Trial oXKndaraice. '
Tie JacllBe Whlck.CaH Sick Ssad or
Ssck Water Succeeds.
As Chief BreW, of'.the Department of
Pnblie Safetyhas given the opportunity
for all engines to contest for supremacy in
the handling of fires, The Dispatch
made inquiries to-the proper manner to
make such a test. Some eight old firemen
were heard, oh tbe subject, but a foreman
who has ield the position foe over five
years, suggested the., method in whka the
test should be made. He said:
"I do not wish to appear in dictating what
course should be adopted in testing the dif
ferent engines, hut Tjrould like to see the
best engine for the city adopted, as the chief
of the Department of Public, Safety said.
There are several ways of testing engines, one
of which will last about 15 minutes,and show
a horizontal stream of from 125 to zWieet
Another is the vertical stream which will
be thrown over a brick building or a church,
spire, as the tesf might be demanded.
"But there are other things to test beyond
the length or height of a stream, which may
be regarded aa tie crucial tests of an engine.
Not being connected with the Fire Depart
ment at present, I should like to see the
best engine win, just as I should have liked
to have the handling of the best engine when
I was with the .Eire Department
KNDUKAITCE to be tested.
The question of endurance has got to be
solved. I think then that a 72-hour contin
uous work for each engine would be about
tbe best test possible with the suction-pipes
laid in the river. This is not to ascertain
which engine can j;et up a spurt
of steam, as I would place the
steam gauge at about 80 pounds for each en
gine, and let the engineer regulate the
water pressure to suit himself. There would
be no trouble as far as tbe supply is con
cerned, and there could be no complaints as
to giving the losing engine the wrong plug.
No one can take exception to this method of
making the test, as it is immaterial which
river the water is takea from. You have
said that Engineer Dan Eccles, oi En
gine Company No. 2, thought his engine
could pump sand. In pulling out Monon
gahela river watefTthirikVhe would have to
do so to some extent, and I would like to
see the test made.
"I shall admit-that a Totary engine m a
good one, and I would be glad to see tbe
difference exemplified between one and the
other, but, as.I said in the first place, I want
for a half hoar or so, and the question of
what engine will last longest, putting it in
the superlative degree, and thus including
more than two engines, is one that I should
like to see decided. When the test is made
it will be one OF the most interesting that
has ever eccurred in Pittsburg."
"Chief Brown last night said: "I have
not had any experience, as I told you be
fore, practically, in the handling ot engines,
before I took charge of the department, but
I still take., the position that such a test
should be made, and the results made as
public as possible. I chart publicity in this
matter, nothing else, and I hope when the
competition - comes off, that the citizens of
Pittsburg, who have heavy interests at
stake, will be-represented, if not present, to
see what care is. taken of the property of
the city. I make, perhaps, mistakes, as any
man might, but the policy that I pursue is
as far as my ability can carry me in the in
terest of the city and in pursuance of my
The Confrnoo Nr Comclaind.
The committees ot-'ths Associated Glass
Manufacturers and the Flint Workers1
TJnlon continued In'conference yesterday.
The meeting adjoumedJiU to-morrow after
noon at the same hour. A
Uarsalns at the New York Grocery.
Impounds granulated" sugar ?1 00
16 pounds clear white sugar 1 00
18 pounds yellow sugar 1 00
4 cans tomatos.. ..,..., 25
4 cans sugar com. , 25,
i cans choice peas., 25
4 cans string beans. 25
3 cans California apricots 50
0 pounds Butler county buckwheat 25
1 gallon newcrop Orleans molasses. '40
1 gallon golden drip syrup 35
7 pounds rolled odts 25
8 pounds large lump starch 25
12 boxes bag blue.....,...: 25
Sugar cured hams per pound 10
Sugar cured shoulders per pound.... 6J
6 quarts dried peas. 25
7 quarts hand-picked beans 50
1 sack choice Amber flour 1 15
1 sack Thompson's-Amber flour. ... 1 25
1 sack Thompson's "White Swan". 1 30
1 sack ThompsonV'fancy patent.... 1 45
California peaches perpound 10
California apricots , per pound 10
30-pound p"ails.apple butter 1 35
6 pounds 20-c.ent tea" 100
5 pounds 25-cent tea 100
4 pounds 30-cent tea 1 00
3 ponnds'40-cehttea, 1 00
Goods delivered free to all parts of both
cities. To those living out of the city will
prepay freight on all orders of $10 and up
ward. Send for catalogue.
, M. B. Thompson,
301 Market si, corner Third aye.
Wholesale and retail.
For New Year's Presents.
Having ordered out a very large stock of
gold watches for the Westinghouse Indus
trial Watch Club to make their selections,
I bave quite a-large number on hand which
I will dispose of- at a very small margin.
Fancy cases suitable for presentations, as
well as plain ones for popular use. The
movements are from first-class factories, viz:
Howard, Elgin,
Waltham, Hampden.
Warranted accurate time keepers. Come
quicsr, before the new year, as I want to
close them out before taking stock.
Is You Value" MOSey. Do not make
a purchase until you-get our reduced prices
for ladies'-jackets, newmarkets, wrappers,
jerseys, girls cloaks, dresses, blankets, com
forts, infants' wear, etc. Busy Bee Hive,
Sixth and Liberty.
If you want an elegantly-made suit and
a large assortment of goods to select from,
call at TJrling &Bon's, Merchant Tailors,
No. 47 Sixth ave-,Jjewis Block. tusu
Thd-Flnent Crayons
At lowest p'rices are made at Aufrecht's
Elite Gallery, 516 Market st, Pittsburg.
Leave your orders. No money required
until picture is complete.
FrvE great values in. all-wool black cash
meres, 46 inches wide, at 60c, 65c, 75c, 85c
and la yard. Huous & HACKS.
Over 59,99 CpMaet Photos for Inn
Were made atAufrecht's Elite Gallery, 616
Markets!., and bat few disappointments.
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No New Year's table should be without
a bottle of Angostura Bitters.
. . FrHoc
Call aad see as in ear sew sitM. .
TjBMXtf & SOX, Merckaat Tailors, '-.
xa ' .'. '042 ate.; I Meek. ?3
Tfce Citizens Making Six Trife PerMMrl
on ao Extra Koad.
The Citizens' Traction cable lise'.hsaaai
extra line running from the cemetery1 along?
omaiimaa ana Lioerty streets to the'UBioa
depot The line has been idle iincSBSf
cable road came into existence on-tiBnti
ler street route. About a month agolthej
traction company was notified by the statSy
omciais tost u tney uesirea to noia.'seirj
charter for the right of way on the route?!
the? must continue to travel on it aeeonld
ing to the requirements embodied intHel
charter - S9
The charter enforces the comnanr Si
make six trips each day on the line. Thiij
is tbe limitation, and if they fail to adhere!
to this rule the charter will be forfeits I
and the State may force them to tear theM
track up, and put the roads intheorijau.',
Tne officials of the traction road held a
consultation, and determined that the'
wisest course to adopt would be to run a '
single car, and keep other companies from
building a new road, or laying an opposi
tion cable to their own. The result is a
horse car is now making the six trips a day.
How long tbe traction company intend to
-pursue this policy could not be ascertained.
Since the hone car has 'been in operation'
very few travelers have patronized, it.
People who are traveling to or from the city
prefer the speedier transit by the cable
system. The State law which compels the.
'Company to operate the road is a constant
expense to the traction road, and will la
some little way affect their yearly divi
dends. IIQDOK LAW Y10LAT0E8. .
Alderman Carlisle Continues the Crasader
Against Illegal Sellers. '
Alderman Carlisle disposed of some 20
more cases yesterday infractions of the Sun
day laws, some for working and others, the
majority, for selling booze on that day and
selling it illegally on any other day.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Fierst, No. 2210 Penn
avenue, for selling liquor on Sunday, paid
$50 and costs. Emma Hess, 131 Spring
Garden avenue, Allegheny, had her case
held under advisement Mesdames Her
ron and O'Brien, rear of No. 2943 Pennsyl
vania, and vicinity of Thirty-fourth street,"
paid ?50 each and costs. Mrs. Snyder, of
No. 76 James street, Allegheny, and O.
Baldenhocker, of No. 2744 Penn avenue, .
paid $25 and costs each for secular work on 1
Sunday. ' ,
Temperance Matter. , kT
The gospel temperance meeting aj .Curry .
University Hall to-night will be presided
over by W. C. Cooke. A' large number of
good speakers will be present, and an inter-
esting meeting is promised.
. A large range and choice In
Plain, Fancy and Vest Front Jackets,
All reduced to ti, $5 and ST.
PLTJSH JACKETS, S3, $10 and $12.
PLUSH CLOAKS, now 115, $20 and $35
Finest Styles Ij Heaviest
r i- r - i iMy
Your choice of Stylish Garments
at JS, $10, $12 and $15.' r
One Handred Dollars for Eighty.
f 125 Garments for f 100.
505 and 507 MARKET STREET,
Yon are hard, np ol course. For, ' -
Christmas left you broke. But then, you7
. ' it V
mnsteat I will give you tbe most to -
eat for the least money to be had any- i
where in the two cities.
all around on yonr Groceries.
5 CANS, 25c.
Don't let tha price frighten you. May-
tie I stole it and tbat may be the reason"
lean sell it' so cheap. Bat that need'
not hurt yonr conscience nor ypnr.
stomach either, as long as the Cora If
Send for Large Weekly Price List
and Order by Mall. .
Orders amounting to $10, without v
counting sugar, packed and shipped
free of charge to .any point within r- -
SOOmiles. .. -j3
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n, 81 AND; 85 OHIO ST,
Cor. Saadasky, Allegheny.'
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