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OK PERVERSE PLUMS,
Some Eipe Ones on Uncle
Sam's Tree to Pall Outside
FOE A CONQUEBOE'S PETS.
Qnay Unwilling That More Than the
Postoffice Shall Stay
AMOKG ALLEGHENY CODKTY GIFTS.
Possible Shift of U. S. Jndses, With Cnstom
House and F. 0. Talk.
IAEKIN TO EUK FOR STATE TKEASDEEE
There is one piece of gossip in connection
with the recent appointment of- "Walter
Lyon, Esq., to the United States District
Attorneyship that is certainly interesting
and may be worth remembering. It comes
from a gentleman who has the ear of Presi
dent Harrison and who was influential in
the selection of Mr. Lyon for the place he
now nils. Vacancies in the United States
Supreme Court have been much talked of
for some time past, though there is some
thing of a lull just now. It is said by the
gentleman first referred to that it is by no
means improbable Judge Acheson, of the
United States Court, may be promoted to
the Supreme Bench, in which case it is by
no means improbable Mr. Lyon may be
selected to fill the position on the bench
now held by Judge Acheson.
Mr. Lyon, in conversation with a friend
some time ago, said the promotion of Judge
Acheson was by no means improbable; but
be did not think any Allegheny county
man would succeed to the vacancy cansed
hy the promotion.
PLUMS TO FALL INDIBECTLT.
There are reports in the air, now that Al
legheny county men have been honored by
appointments to the Internal Eevenue Col
lectorship and the District Attorneyship,
that the other federal offices must be dis
tributed to other than Allegheny candidates.
The United States Manhalship, the Pension
Agency and the Cnstom House are the
plums to be distributed outside. They are
large and luscious and their loss will not be
pleasant for the local aspirants to con
template. The talk which veered away from Hon.
John Dravo for a time, has again changed
to him, and it is now considered one of the
certainties that he will be given the last
mentioned place. Hon. C. "W. Robinson,
one of the local aspirants, will, it is said, be
otherwise cared for, but Mr. Robinson is
apparently not worrying about the matter
and has been inspired by the weather of the
past few days with thoughts of a summer by
the seaside, far from politics and scenes of
prospective zoological gardens.
Democratic hopes are high. It is need
less almost to explain the reason; the points
have been so thoroughly discussed. Be-
cause Mr. Quay brought about the prohibi
tion election, and because Mr. Quay is then
supposed to have secretly led or advised the
liquor campaign while voting for prohibi
tion; because of these things the Democrats
hope sufficient opposition to Mr. Quay will
be aroused to lead to the defeat of his candi
date for State Treasurer. That is it in a nut
shell, and Mr. McManes has encouraged the
wiiettixg the knife.
Aside from this, however, there is in Alle
gheny county an opposition growing up to
Speaker Boyer that may do mischief to the
usual Allegheny majority. Members of the
Legislature, who were on the Magee side,
promise to leave no stone unturned that can
aid to defeat the present Speaker and
prospective State Treasurer. They remem
ber against him that he left the chair to
lobby against their setmeasurcs,although not
calling his attention to ths fact at the time,
they continue to treasure memories of the
action and to let their friends know about it.
But one thing more is needed, they think, to
make the Allegheny county Republican
majority vanish, and that is the transfer of
the postoffice to Mr. Quay's candidate. The
supporters "of Mr. Magee could then hardly
be held in line, even by their leader, and it
would probably shake the foundations of
his supremacy should he attempt to bold
them. But he will be in Europe, far from
party responsibilities, and Mr. Quay is pre
sumably too astute to uesire any cnange in
the postoffice before Mr. Larkm's commis-
on expires, Should me cnange occur, ana
should Mr. Larkin be named by the uemo
crkts for State Treasurer, Mr. Boyer would
haVe to find his majority outside Allegheny.
Btft such a combination of adverse circum
stances is hardly among the possibilities.
A TEEY BKOAD CHASM.
Some Republicans who are really anxious
for harmony in the Republican ranks have
considered the situation and studied plans.
They have thought the chasm might be
bridged by the concession of the postoffice
to Mr. Magee's candidate, but have aban
doned the idei and will probably permit
things to drift orbe directed by Mr. Quay,
who, in the language o,f "one of his friends,
the enemy," works SG5days a year on poli
tics except when he is fishirij.. Jt has been
seen that the concession of the postoffice to
the Magee-Dalzell candidate would, be re-
arded as a square back down, and would
nrt Quay's ptestige throughout Pennsyl
vania more than it would help his case add
Mr. Boyer's in Allegheny ronnly.
Mr. Quay's ability to manage a campaign
is not overlooked by those who wish tor
Mr. Bover's defeat; but thev intend to be
heard from, at least in the shape ot a de
creased majority. Policy may dictate that
their opposition be in some measure held in
check by the anti-Quay management be
cause of the effect Allegheny's course this
year may have on Mr. Magee's political
lortunes next year. Representatives Lemon,
"Weaver, Chalfant and Richards may, how
ever, prove unrestrained, and Representa
tives Laflerty and Marland, if no others,
will not be sympathetic.
A TEIBDTE TO MRS. HATES.
Sev. Or. Lcnk, of Allegheny, Delivered nn
Rev. T. J. Leak, of the North Avenue M.
22. Church, Allegheny, last evening deliv
ered a sermon on the subject, "Lucy Hayes,
the Uncrowned Queen," and paid a high
tribute to the former leading lady of the
land. He began by advising the young la
dies of the congregation to get a liberal edu
cation, as the do not know what position in
life they may be called upon to fill. Mrs.
Hayes, he said, attended the college at Del
aware, O., and afterward graduated at the
"r R Rjimin9rv in flinrlnnfltl. fihft nftpr.
. .3 1ah.a tin. w lnia. ... .1.A Inm4 n A
was the nrst woman who had the courage to
depart from the custom of furnishing wine
to the guests at the White House.
A Sninll Allestaeny Fire.
Eire was discovered in the Cloud Foun
dry Company's works on Boquet street, Al
legheny, yesterday morning, and an alarm
was sent in from box 47.
A sill on the floor bad caueht fire from a
piece of hot iron left from the night before.
iThe fire was put out before any damage was
The Dora Steplln Mystery Opens Up an
Awful Situation A Tonne Girl Tos.
titles nt a Private Official Hear
ing Lawyers and a
The mystery surrounding the disappear
ance of Dora Steplin, who is alleged to
have been spirited away by a prominent
attorney named "James," deepens as the
investigation into the case proceeds. About
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Alderman
Hartman, who is conducting the investi
gation, received word from a
private detective that a young girl whose
appearance answered the description of the
missing Dora had been seen getting on
board the steamer Mayflower, bound for
McKee's Rocks. He immediately sent Con
stable Schentzinger and Detective Altemyer
to McKee's Rocks in search of her.
At a late hour last night they had not re
turned, and Alderman Hartman said he
was pretty certain they had not been suc
cessful in their search. He gave
it as his opinion that Baibara Step
lin had. been, secreted in some
out-of-the-way place in the city, by her
alleged betrayer, and that the persons who
have reported that they saw her in different
parts of town have been mistaken.
On Saturday evening Alderman Hartman
had 13 pretty but badly frightened young
ladies in his office, whose ages run from 14
to 17 years. They had been brought there
by sorrowing, anxious, parents, who wanted
the Alderman to question them rigidly,
hoping that by so doing, light would be
thrown upon the mysterious actions of their
daughters, in the same line as Dora's,during
the past three months.
Attorney Thomas H. Davis conducted the
examination, which was held in the private
office of Alderman Hartman. Only one of
the young girls was examined. She is but
14 years of age, and her parents are promi
nent people in Bayardstown, Southside.
For the present the Alderman refuses to
give her name to the public. During the
examination she was in a high state of ex
citement, and frequently interrupted the
proceedings by bursting into tears. The
story she told, as related by Alderman
Hartman, is as follows:
During the past three months she has fre
quently remained away from her home over
night. Her parents tried to prevent a repeti
tion; but she eluded them. On these occasions
she came over to a house in Strawberry alley,
where she paid 15 cents for tbe privilege ot
sleeping on the bare floor. There were a great
many girls who slept there, and three young
men. The house contained only two small
At this point all the girls in the little office
were crying loudly. When the noise hid
quieted a little. Attorney Davis pressed the
girl to tell who the three young men were. She
gave the names of two of them, who are promi
nent lawyers, having their offices on Grant
street. She said she could not remember the
name cf the third man. He had given her his
card, but she bad torn it up and thrown it
away. She described him as a "dude,"
who wore a blue suit, patent leather
shoes, standing collar and a straw
hat. The third young man is also a lawyer.
At this point the investleation was again
brought to a standstill by the hysterical crying
of the girls and Alderman Hartman continued
it until next Wednesday evening. Alderman
Hartman refuses to eive the names of the im
plicated lawyers. Yesterday afternoon he re
ceived the name of another 14-year old girl
who is alleged to have been betrayed, and led to
the bouse in Strawberry alley. Her parents
live on Sandusky street. Allegheny, and her
father is a prominent citizen. A charge of in
corrigibility has been entered against each of
the girls by their parents. The charge against
the attorneys is still a secret.
The mother of Dora Steplin (Barbara)
was visited at her home on Birmingham
street, Southside. She had heard nothing
of her lost Dora. The old lady was present
at the hearing on Saturday evening.
SEEK1KG JOT, FIKDIKG DEATH.
Charming Hiss Hedge Crawford Expires In
A cablegram to friends of the family in
the East End conveyed the sad intelligence
yesterday of the death of Miss -Madge
Crawford, at Rome, Italy.
Miss Crawford was a reigning belle of the
East End, residing with her family on Penn
avenue prior to their removal, some time
since, to Kittanning, where numerous rela
tives reside. Accompanied by her mother
and brother, Miss Crawford sailed tor
Europe last April, and journeyed over the
Continent, apparently in perfect health.
When the party reached Rome she became
ill was attacked by a fever which often
assails those unacclimated to the
Riviera. Her condition was danger
ous from the first, and cablegrams
to Pittsburg friends and Kittanning rela
tives foreshadowed the end. As late as last
Wednesday a cablegram was received in
Kittanning, which, although hopefully
worded, indicated that Mrs. Crawford was
expecting the worst for her daughter, and
the news of the sufferer's death will be re
ceived with genuine sorrow by a large
circle of friends in Pittsburg and vicinity.
Miss Crawford was accomplished to a
degree, and a. charming girl, whose unaf
fected manners and brilliancy attracted all
who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
Although nothing is known of the inten
tions of the family, it is the general sup
position that the remains will be immedi
ately brought home for interment by the
bereaved mother and brother.
SENATOR SP00NER GOING HOME.
He Is Back From Ills European Trip and
TalUsof the Exposlsh. ,
United States Senator J. C. Spooner, of
Wisconsin, passed through the city last
night, en route to his home, from Washing
ton. He had just returned from his Euro
pean trip, upon which he spent six weeks'
time and a considerable amount ot money.
The Senator visited the Paris Exposition
and was loud in his praise of the many
American exhibits to be found there. He
has been awav so long that he could not say
anything about political matters in this
NOT A STATION DELITEEI.
Excitement at n Hombslde Cooler Dae to a
Onifa a little excitement was created in
the neighborhood of the Twenty-eighth
ward station yesterday by a man climbing
out of the second-story window. The cry
was raised that a prisoner had escaped, and
a large crowd collected. The trouble
was caused by a door blowing shut while
the sergeant was in an upper room. The
lock reiused to work, and he was forced to
climb out of the window.
SHOULD THE JUDGES RESIGN?
What tienntor Goblu Snys of the Jurists
Whose Decisions Were Reversed.
The following telegram received from
Johnstown last night is interesting, to say
During a conversation this morning. on the
decision of Chief J ustice Paxson, Senator
Qobin remarked that the Judges whose de
cisions had been reversed, if tbey nad any re
spect for themselves, would resign.
Beyond His Depth.
It was reported in Lawrenceville last
night that a 13-year-old boy named Robin
son, whose parents reside on Davison street,
was drowned in the Allegheny river at
Millvale. He, with several companions,
were bathing, when young Robinson got be
yond his depth.
Samuel P. Shake, General Freight Agent
of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Road,
is in the city.
H. A. Passavant, Commercuk Agent of the
Union Pacific Railroad in this city, left last
evening for New York.
Geoboe F. BBOWX, General Manager of the
Pullman Car Company at Chicago, passed
throngh the city last evening en route to New
JUMPED ON AS JUDAS.
Dr. I. N. Bays Hitches Pieces of Sil
ver to Anti-Amendmentites.
SOME SCATHING COMPARISONS,
Alleging That Glassulowers Put Con
science in Beer Bottles,
AND FARMERS AND" OTHEES SOLD OUT
Rev. J. N. Hays, D. D., pastor of the
Central Presbyterian Church, Allegheny,
and one of the foremost, zealous workers in
the late campaign, preached a very warm
sermonin the defeat of the amendment last
night. In his introduction he said he did
not court popularity, and had no excuses to
make. He felt called on by the overwhelm
ing defeat to preach a sermon on temper
ance. Then, at once launching out on his
subject, he said:
I call your attention to the gospel of St.
Matthew, chapter xxvl. and verse IB: "And he
said unto them. Will ye and I will give him up
unto yon; and they covenanted with him for 30
pieces of silver." This was the price of one
Jesus when He was betrayed by Judas. It was
the wort of ecclesiastical politicians. Judas,
when he got the money, was not satisfied. It
burnt his hand like hot iron, and the Jewish
nation, which sanctioned this sale, was obliter
ated from the face of the globe,
A great question has been presented to the
people. The question was to decide whether
we wera to have prohlbitiA), to wipe out the
saloon, or let the whisky element go on
CKTJCIFYING INNOCENT PEOPLE.
You ast: What did this? and I refer you to
my text. The politicians of Pennsylvania did
it betrayed the State for 80 or more pieces of
silver. The Executive Commttteo of the oppo
sition at Philadelphia was -made np
of 61 men, taken', equally from
each party, and at the polls the paid party
workers were the same. All drew large sala
ries. Why was this? Why did two parties
control the affair? Neither party would come
out and make a stand on the merits of prohibi
tion. Every leading political newspaper in the
State was either neutral or against the amend
ment. A newspaper in Philadelphia was paid
$2 a line for reporting an anti-prohibition
speech. Tbey refused to report a prohibition
speech. Thousands of dollars were paid to
other papers. Nothing else could so subsidize
the press as has been dffne in the late cam
A business man complains of tho possible
increase of taxes If the saloon is wiped out, and
sells his principles that the saloon may pay his
taxes; the glassblower puts his conscience in a
beer bottle,and goes to his home singing "Hap
py home;" the farmer looks over his fields of
rye, feels of bis pocketbook, gulps down his
human compassion and, when the brewer
comes around, like Judas of old,
HE SELLS HIS SAYTOB
for 30 or more pieces of silver, and says, "Let
them crucify the innocents; I must have the
silver." Ob, the liquor men paid for this de
feat! Over $1,100,000 flowed from their cof
fers. One hundred thousand dollars
went to the press. Over 60,000 was sown
throughout Allegheny connty. On election
day 18,000 more was given to the Judases that
the crucifixion might go on. There is crucifix
ion going on, ten thousand-fold worse than that
on Calvary. Men are being crucified on every
hand. Picture an innocent child stretching
its arms from the portals of heaven in tho
judgment day and asking for papal Back
comes the answer, "Sold for 30 pieces of silver!
Crucified for the demon drinkf" Friends,
fathers, mothers, would ye have it such? Yet
Is it truel
Could I speak to that man who runs the sa
loon I would ask him, "Can yon, for 10,000
pieces, transfocm the drunkard you have
made?" What are yon going to do with these
30 pieces of silver? I know what Judas did.
They burnt bis hand until he brought them
back to the feet ot the priest; saying they were
burning his sonl out.
DBINKING TROUGHS SUGGESTED.
Can it be that this crand old Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, for 30 or more pieces of sil
ver, can roll up a majority of 195,000 against
the right? Let another million be added to it.
Let a drinking trough be put at each cross
road, with drinking cups to match. No;
it can't bel There will be a day of reckoning.
It has come to some. It will come to others.
A man voted against the amendment on elec
tion day because it might make his taxes
greater. That very night his sori came home
dead drunk. He sold his son for 30 pieces of
silverl That man is now like Judas. The
money he hoped to gain is burning his sonl out.
He is praying that the Lord will save his son,
and take the cuilt from him.
I never have, since I was born, seen party
lines melt away as tbey have since this election.
These men who have been sold out say: "If my
party must affiliate with whiskyjt is no longer
mine." A grand party is rising, God's party,
with God's own standard, and it will wipe out
this curse, this crucllier of innocent souls!
LIBEETI AND LICENSE.
Rev. J. D. Sands Defines the Difference Be
tween the Two Conditions.
Rev. J. D. Sands preached last evening
at the Seventh U. P. Church of La wren ce
ville on the subject "Liberty and Li
cense," to a large audience, which eviden tly
expected that some allusion would be made to
the late battle between the opposing parties
in the temperance campaign. They heard,
'instead, an able discourse in definition of
the distinction between liberty and license
founded on the forty-fifth verse of the one
hundred and nineteenth psalm: "I will
walk at liberty because I seek Thy pre
cepts." The speaker defined liberty as the
right to do as a man pleases, and license as
the right ol a man to please himself regard
less of the rights of others. As an instance
of the rights of individuals he mentioned
those of superior force and those conlerred
upon men by the Commonwealth. He
thought that the laws of God were the best,
as equal rights were conferred t by, them,
leaving to each individual the task of curb
ing such impulses and passions as were at
variance with Scriptural admonitions. In
this way each individual's liberty was as
sured and protected.
AID FOE ITALIANS.
A Protestant Minister, Sinking a Tour,
Rev. Jlattio Prochet, President of the
Waldensian Church of Italy, is making a
tour of the United States to collect money
to continue the work of teaching the
Protestant religion in Italy. He arrived in
Pittsburg last week, and yesterday delivered
three sermons. In the evening he preached
at the First TJ. P. Church on
Union avenue, Allegheny, from the
text John xi., 39: "Take ye away the
stone." He said that God does not do what
you can do yourself, and explained the need
of money in prosecuting the work', com
menced many years ago. Italy is the
stronghold of the Catholics, and the progress
of the religion has been very slow.
Rev. Prochet is an Italian, but speaks
very good English and is a forcible talker.
No collection was taken, but he became ac
quainted with the members of the church,
and will visit them at their homes during
Frightened by nn Electric Car.
Last evening about 5 o'clock James Cos
tello drove up to Kinder Blair's store on
Federal street, Allegheny, to leave a can of
milk, and as he wag about to again enter
his buggy an electric car frightened his
horse. Mr. Costello jumped into the
vehicle and gathered up the lines, but the
horse had made several plunges dawn the
street, in one of which he broke the dash
board, and in another threw Mr. Costello
out on the street. Mr. Costello's arm was
dislocated. He was taken to his home at
185 Lacock street.
A PROMINENT SUICIDE.
Arthur S. Bless Wa the Son of n. Han
Who Once Owned the West Virginia
Panhandle Sonlhslde Light on tho
Yesterday morning The Dispatch pub
lished a telegram which stated that Arthur
8. Biggs, aged 24 years, had committed
suicide at the Spring Gardens, Baltimore,
by eating a box of rough on rats. For the
past two years He has boarded with hisbrother-in-law,
Lewis Cress, at Not 1708 Mary
street, Southside. 'While in this city Mr.
Biggs was employed as conductor on the
Birmingham street car line. Last February
he left this position and was employed by
Mrs, Dr. Batton at her residence at Ingra
ham station. On June 19, he went to
Baltimore to seek a position as bookkeeper.
His friends received no word from him,
until they saw the notice of his death yes
terday. Mr. Biggs graduated from the State Nor
mal School at West Liberty, Ohio" county.
"V7. Va., in 1887, taking the first honors of
his class. He after? ard taught the "West
Liberty school for one term, and then
thought to better his fortunes by coming to
this citv, where he hoped to secure a posi
tion as bookkeeper. Failing in this, he be
came a street car conductor. He consid
ered this position beneath him and grew
It is said that shortly before he went to
Baltimore he told Mrs. Finch, of 2410 Car
son street, that he would do something ter
rible one of these days. His body will be
taken to West Liberty for burial.
The unfortunate young man was a grand
son of General Benjamin Biggs, who at one
time owned nearly all of the Panhandle of
West "Virginia, and whose name occupies a
Eromment part in the history of the Pan
andle. RUMORS ABOUT CONTRACTS.
Did Rice it Wilson Operate Citizens' Trac
tion the First Six Months
It was currently rumored at the time the
Citizens' Traction road was ready for opera
tion that the contractors, Messrs. Bice &
Wilson, had made an agreement with the
company to operate the road for six months
before it was formally accepted, the com
pany furnishing cars and operatives and
the contractors overseeing the entire con
duct of the line.
From an apparently reliable source it
was ascertained last evening that the con
tractors would hand over the road to the
company to-day, the contract expiring on
July 1, after running just six months, the
road having been put in operation New
Year's Day. This would comprehend the
final payment ot the contractors and the ac
ceptance of the road by the company alter a
probationary period in which all the expe
rimenting has been gotten throngh with.
Mr. George Price, the senior contractor, is
out of the city, but Mr. Wilson was found
at his home in Lawrenceville last evening
and asked as to the trnth ot the rumor. He
declined to be quoted, but admitted that the
contractors had been exercising a general
supervision of the line since the start was
made on the first of the year. He also said
that the road had proved an operative suc
cess, but he refused to make any statement
as to contracts between his firm and the
Citizens' company, either completed or still
Officials of the road disclaimed any
knowledge of the matter, although ques
tioned in detail. Employes of the road ex
pect a boom in business owingto the bright-"
ening of trade since the election.
A GAI QDAETET.
They Start Ont for a Ride, Wreck Two Bos
sies nnd Injure People.
James Johnston, George Smith, Charles
Johnston and John Marry, of Braddock,
hired two horses and buggies from McNulty
Bros., of the above town, yesterday after
noon. They had a quantity of liquor with
them and got intoxicated. They drove in
Fifth avenue over East Liberty and when'
nearing Forbes street, they began to whip
their horses to see who would reach that
thoroughfare first. At the corner of Forbes
street tbey could not turn the corner. The
horses and buggies went down over tho
bank into a small gullcy. The buggies and
harness were a total wreck.
George Albertson, of Miller street, with
his wife and little boy were out driving and
had stopped to gather some flowers. The
noise of the horses running awayirightened
Mr. Albertson's horse and it shied to one
side, throwing Mrs. Albertson out on the
street. She was badly injured.
The four men were taken to the Four
teenth ward station, house and locked up.
It was found that Smith had his right
shoulder dislocated and suffered a very
badly bruised side.
THE SDK SPOT TO GO.
It Will Disappear on Next Friday, for 13
".From next Friday, the sun spot, which
has stirred up the sclentificworld for the
last two weeks or more, will not be visible
for 12 days," said Mr. John A. Brashear
last evening; and continuing to speak about
the same spot, he remarked:
"This apparition upon the face of the sun
is quite a puzzler, because it has come at
quite an odd time. It is usual for sun spots
to be seen on the sun during the period of
Jupiter. But, whatever their origin is,
and how they occur, nobody is qnite certain
thereon. Of course it is quite likely that
thev have some influence upon the earth,
because vou must consider that the agita
tion which such a spot as the present is
is liable to cause on the sun must be ter
riffie." "I remember the last large sun spot, in
1885, caused some disturbance on our globe.
Storms happened all over the country, and
telegraphic communication was suspended
lor several days, I believe."
TO EEP0ET ITALIAN CHURCH WORK.
Father Astorl Going to New York to Tel
What He Has Done.
Father Astori, the Italian priest who has
been condncting the Italian Catholic mis
sion here, left last evening for New York to
report to his order the progress of the work
here. He will state to them what he has
done among the Italians since the establish
ment'of the mission here, and receive in
structions as to the continuance of the work.
The report will be made to the independent
baud of 13 priests, who were sent to this
country by Pope a Leo to conduct Italian
The committee appointed to solicit funds
to build an Italian church are progressing
slowly with the work. They are meeting
with great success, and hope to have enough
soon to look about them for a suitable loca
tion. The Italian services being held ip
the basement of St. Paul's Cathedral are at
tended every Sunday by representatives of
nearly all the Italian families in the city.
Robbed In a Stable. '
Yesterday afternoon James McCord and
several friends had a quantity of liquor in
the former's stable, on Spring alley, near
Twelfth street. They imbibed freely, -and
all left-the stable except Jack McCoy, who
fell asleep and was robbed of 90. McCord
A Small Boy Run Over.
A small boy was run over by a carriage
belonging to Mr.W. P. Suydam, on Federal
street, Allegheny, yesterday afternoon and
badly cut about the head. He was taken
into the West Penn depot, where his in
juries were dressed. Mr. Suydam then took
the lad home.
A Late Reported Death.
It was reported at the morgue last night
at midnight that John Scbultz had died
suddenly in the rear of 243 Main street, Alle
gheny. No farther particulars" are known
about tne case.
.MONDAY, 3TTUY 1,
THE 'ELEGTEIG FIEND
For Executing Purposes Should be
DIFFEEEECE IK ELECTEI0 SHOCKS.
A Horrible Fatality In New lork 13 Ex
plained by Prof. Tesla.
HIS IDEA OP ELECTEICAL EXECUTIONS
The horrible death of an electrical expert
was reported from New York, through
Saturday's Herald. The man had received
an electric shock and his whole body repre
sented a terrible appearance after death.
The face looked as though it had been fried
to a crisp. Banning up both arms toward
the head was a strongly marked, broad
bluish track, as thongh the current of light
ning had flashed along them to the unfor
tunate man's spine. The heat of the flash
must have been intense, as the flesh was
literally cooked along its course. On the
right cheek was another imprint of the
deadly wire and the mustache and the hair
on the right temple were scorched. The right
eye was burst by the bolt, leaving only a
white ball protruding from the socket.
In order to obtain a scientific explanation
of the force of an electric shock, a Dis
patch reporter called upon Mr. Nicola
Tesla, who as an electrician and scientist
stands at the very top of his profession, and
is therefore better able to give information
on that subject than any other man in
Western Pennsylvania. After the facts of
the New York fatality had been presented
to nim, he replied:
TWO DIFFEKEITT EFPECTS.
"There are two ways by which electricity
illustrates its action. The first is a violent
shock upon the nervous system, and the
other a positive destruction of the tissues.
In the first case people are Killed, but in
death it is impossible to find a sign of the
electric shock anywhere. Not the least dis
figurement of the body can be detected.
Whenever the effect of the electric shock is
of such a nature the action of electricity gen
erally takes place within the minimal frac
tion of a second. As a rule, however, those
results only occur from static discharges.
"To explain this, let me tell you that light
ning is a static discharge, because the elec
tric spark comes from a place where a large
electric force is accumulated, discharging
sparks only at certain .moments. In most
cases where people were killed by lightning
disfigurement is not noticed immediately
"Now as to the other effect of electricity.
When people having received an electric
shock become disfigured, electricity has
generally been allowed to act too long, and
then the result is principally decomposition
or destruction of the tissues."
From this subject the conversation drifted
to the advantage of executing people by
electricity, and Mr. Tesla here remarked :
"There is no doubt in my mind that
eventually electricity will be used every
where as the means of capital punishment,
but the way those men in New York pro
pose doing it is simply an exhibition of stu
pendous ignorance. They will jnst do to
every criminal the very thing that hap
pened to this unfortunate man in New
York. They will not only kill their man,
but thev will burn him, char him to death.
The only way to kill a man by electricity is
to, form, artificial lightning and to cause the
matt condemned to death tOTeceiTeTaSTri
were, an artificial stroke of lightning.
"To accomplish that object it is only
necessary to apply a little machine, perhaps
weighing ten pounds, and if it is properly
constructed it will do the work. But with
a machine weighing 6,000 pounds like the
one these men propose to use in New York
the entire system of the man will be burned
to a crisp.
A PLAIN EXAMPLE.
"To give you a plain illustration of my
meaning x want to tell you this: - i.r you
take an ordinary needle, and push it
into a person's side between the fourth
and the fifth rib, yon strike the heart and
of course the person will die. Now you
can also take a big club and kill a man, the
one method is almost instantaneous and
the other takes a long time. These men in
New York propose killing people in a way,
which was in vogue 400 years, when crim
inals were burned attbe stake. Well, I tell
you any man that Is going to be subjected
to the tortures of that machine in New York
will sufier about the same amount of pain.
"This machine to be used in New York
State is big enoueh and can be made strong
enough to kill 5,000 men as quick as one.
Mind you, it is not a question of what cur
rent system is applied, because, as you see,
this man who was killed was employed as
an expert by the Brush Electric Light Com
pany, who use the direct current system."
THEI WILL ALL SIGH.
Favornblo Report on the Iron Sitcntlon
From the Mnbonlna Valley.
The following telegram was received last
evening from Youngstown regarding the
iron workers' scale:
The ontlook indicates that there will be no
serious trouble in the Mahoning Valley this
year regarding the scale question, as four ot
the large rolling mills have already signed the
new scale and will commence work under it to
morrow. Those who have slimed are the
Andrews Iron Company, of Haselton; Summers
Bros. & Company, of Btruthers, O.; the Mahon
ing Valley Iron Company and Brown, Bonnell
fc Co.. both of this city. Cartwrieht, McCnrdy
fc Co. and tho Youngstown Rolling Mill Com
pany have shutdown for tbe repairs, and there
Is n 3 doubt they will sign when these are com
pleted. The mills of the Hubbard Iron Company, at
Hubbard, Trumbull Iron Company, at Ulrard.
Coleman, Shields & Co. and the Falcon Iron
Company, both at Nile', are in tbe same condi
tion, but it is thought they will sign when in
readiness to resume. The early settlement of
the scale question causes considerable pleasure
to all classes through the valley.
LOCAL ITEMS, LIMITED.
Incidents of a Day In Two Cities Condensed
for Heady Heading;
William Meters, an old man living on
Main street, neat Alexander, slipped down a
flight of stars yetterday. Injuring his spine.
John Bnowir, of the Eighteenth ward, was
sent to the workhouse for six months by Magis
trate Brush yesterday morning, for abusing his
Peter Fuller, a baker employed in Mc
Keesport, but who was in Pittsburg yesterday,
bad one leg broken last night while wrestling
with a friend. He was taken to Mercy Hospi
tal About 3 o'clock yesterday morning Captain
Unterbaum and a number of police raided the
poker room-of Samuel Scott, 13S Fifth avenue,
capturing 11 men. They were taken to the
Central station. '
A horse attached to a buggy, in which were
William Wiegold, wife and children, ran off
on Forbes near Soho street, yesterday after
noon. Mrs. Wiegold was thrown ont and a
bad gash cut on her head.
THE jail services yesterday afternoon were
conducted by Hobert Marshall, Esq. Rev. W.
W. Ronp addressed the prisoners. A vocal and
instrumental choir furnished tbe music and
Miss Marshall sang several very fine solos.
Oscar Goldberqer, while sitting ont on
tho roof ot No. 56 Sixth street, to get a little
cool air last evening, accidentally fell through
a skylight, sustaining a broken rib and severe
internal injuries. Dr. Byers attended him.
James Costello, night watchman at the.
Red Lion Hotel stables, was thrown from his
buggy by a rnnaway horse, at the Allegheny
end of the Suspension bridge, yesterday after
noon, sustaining s dislocation of his right arm.
A HANDSOME CHDBCH.
The New Arch Street M. E. Chnrch Bedl
cnted Inierestlns; Service Yesterday
The handsome new Arch Street M. E.
Church, in Allegheny, was dedicated yes
terday by Bishop I. W. Joyce, of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., one of the most powerful
and eloquent talkers in the M. E. Church.
Services were held in the morning, after
noon and evening, and at the close of each
the members were asked to contribute
toward paying the balance of the amount
due on tbe structure. The building cost
$46,000, and $20,000 has been paid, leaving
a debt of $26,000. Before the close of the
evening service over $19,000 of this amount
had been pledged.
Bishop Joyce delivered an able and in
teresting sermon in the morning on the text
from First John v., 4: "For whosoever is
born of God, overcometh the world, and this
is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith." His sermon was divided
into three parts, as follows: First, faith in
Jesus Christ as a man; second, faith in Je
sus Christ as having a mission, and third,
faith in Jesus Christ as having a wonderful
influence. He said the name of Jesus
Christ can be found in poetry, in painting,
in sculpture, in law and in the hearts of the
people of the nineteenth century, and you
can't crowd Him out!
At the close of the sermon a basket col
lection was taken up, and the unusual
amount, $lb, was secured, uev. x. jn.
Eaton, the Presiding Elder, together with
the pastor, Bev. W. F. Conner, and Rev.
C. W. Smith conducted the work of collec
tion. The announcement was made that
$26,000 was needed to pay off the debt of the
church, and this had been divided into
shares of $10 each, or 2,600 shares. The
congregation were asked to take whole or
half shares, and that one year's time would
be allowed to pay for them. Before the
congregation had been dismissed at noon
$10,020 had been subscribed.
A platform meeting was held in the after
noon, at which addresses were made by
Bevs. C. W. Smith, L. McGuire, H. C.
Beacom and J. A. Miller, all former pas
tors of the church. At the dlose subscrip
tions for atock were in order, ana $5,000
worth were taken.
Bev. A. L. Petty delivered a sermon in the
evening. The auditorium, which has a
seating capacity of of 600, was crowded, and
about 400 persons who were unable to gain
admittance were invited to tbe Sunday
school room, where Bev. L. McGuire deliv
ered a sermon.
The work of collecting money was then
continued, and almost $3,000 was raised, only
$300 short of $18,000. Rev. Dr. Smith, who
was exhorting the people,announced this fact,
and insisted upon continuing until that
amount was secured. It was soon forth
coming, when some man in the audience
gave $250, and Dr. Smith decided to con
tinue again and reach the $19,000 mark, and
he succeeded. The church was then dedi
cated according to the ritual of the M. E.
Church by Bishop Joyce.
The music was furnished by a choir of 12
voices, and Prof. Morrison presided at the
elegant new pipe organ. Mr. Harry
Brocket sang a solo, "My Bedeemer," and
Miss Irene Sample sang "Come Unto Me
All Ye That Labor."
The old Arch street church was built in
1839, but the congrezation was founded in I
J&xt. a ollowing is the directory of the pres
ent officers and the former pastors:
Building Committee W. S. Evans. Y. N.
Matchneer, A. L. Sbeaffer.B. DangerHeld, Kelson
Official Board-Stewards, C. C. Boyle, H. I).
Stewart, William Vreldon, John Scott, Kobert
Dllwortl), C. L. Lewis. 1). B. Croft, Kobert Stev
enson. U. A. Boyle; Trustees, W. S. Evans. B.
Dangerfield, A. L. Sheaffer, B. W. Cartwriirlit,
II. W. Dunlap, John 1. Otterson. James Serfght,
W. N. Matebneer. William Louden.
Pastors from the organization in 1832 Alfred
Branson. lanlel Limerick, 8. M. Brockunlcr, U.
Jones, Charles Thorn, Charles Cook, Kobert Hop
kins, Abner Jackson, Hiram tillmore (two
terms), V. Kenney, T. M. Undson, b. O. J.
Worthlnjrton, D. L. .Dempscy (two terms), 8. B.
Dunlap. S. E. Babcock, W. Cooper, T. McCIeary,
J. A. Swaney (two terms), John Coll, H. u.
Chapman, Isaac Aiken. J. V. Baker. J. 11. Carr,
C. w. Smith. J.A.JUller, U. McUutre (two terms),
A. U Petty, J. Holllngshead, H. C. Beacom,
W. I'. Conner.
, MUSIC jm-riiBrK. -
The Rector and Choir of Trinity Chnrch
Visit the Allegheny General Hospital
A Beantlfal Service.
A most interesting event of yesterday
afternoon was the service of song and praise
at the Allegheny General Hospital for the
benefit of the sick, many of the inmates be
ing wounded or disabled survivors of the
Johnstown calamity. The music was given
in an inspirited manner by the choir and
organist of Trinity Chnrch, under direction
of Mr. C. S. Huntington, and consisted of
the full evening choral service, with appro
priate hymns. As the melodious strains
penetrated to every ward and room of the
hospital the weary patients turned from the
contemplation of their individual trials and
listened with most unmistakable signs of
approbation. The choir was partly within
the central hall of the hospital and partly
on the outside, and the volume of sound
produced by 40 well 'trained voices
was remarkable. A number of convalescent
patients sat or stood in the hall and paid
the closest attention to the service while a
number of the patrons of the hospital
occupied spaces in the rooms opening on the
hall. The nurses of the institution flitted
back and forth attending to the wants of
the unfortunates in their charge.
The service was conducted by the Bector
of Trinity Church, Rev. Samuel Maxwell,
who read the lessons and prayers in his
usual impressive manner. His address was
most felicitous and although brief, con
tained many points of interest. He
said: "A speaker who would address an
audience like this shonld speak briefly,
tenderly, and with words of bright encour
agement. Those of us who are blessed with
health can scarcely understand the almost
hopeless physical weariness and mental
lassitude which seizes upon those who are
bedridden, either temporarily or perma
nently. The sick when morning breaks
pray lor night to fall, and when tbe sur
sinks to rest await his return with im
patience. Their impatience is easily un
derstood, and anything that will alleviate
their pain and smooth the brow contracted
with suffering must be welcome. So our
service this afternoon, with tuneful hymns,
must bring some comfort to those who hear
it. We should all be encouraged to go out
of our way to make others happy, especially
as at any moment disease may prostrate
us. We are all mortal, and trouble is
ever present. I claim that every one has
some workoio do for God. It may not be
trumpeteddbroad, it may be unostentatious
and humble, but it is just as important in
making up the sum of human happiness.
Suffering is an appointment of God where
by He chastens humanity, and in His good
time He removes the burdens imposed, and
those who suffer must be content and lie
passive in God's hands and say, "Thy will
be done." In my experience, the most
glorious triumphs of grace that I have ever
seen have been in sickrooms, and it seems
to me that as the mortal vision becomes
dimmed, the spiritual grows more clear.
The Divine physician must come to the
bedside, and it is a pleasurable duty that
His ministers perform in bearing the news
ot the gospel to the sickroom."
Among those present at the service were
Mesdames George A. Kellv, Alexander and
Huntington and Misses Kelly, Maxwell,
Byram and others.
GOING BACK TO IEELAND.
An Old Saloon Keeper Who Did Not Get a
Frank McLaughlin, one of the best
known saloon keepers in tbe city before
Judge White let his ax fall, left last night
tor New York, from which point he will sail
on Wednesday for a trip to Ireland, the
land of his birth. Mr. McLaughlin was
one of the old timers, and was In the busi
ness for 35 years. He has given up all hope
of securing a license this year, ?nd will put
in the summer visiting the different points
of interest in the Emerald Isle.
James Herron, the commission merchant,
will also leave for Ireland to-day.
J IT lOOK THE CAKE. " stw adtzhtim.
A Story About an English S:
On Saturday a story got into circulation
that the English syndicates were reaching
out still farther, and in addition to trying
to get control of all the breweries in the
country, were trying to buy up all
the big bread and cracker bakeries.
The establishment of S S. Marvin was
mentioned as one for which negotiations
were already in progress, and accordingly a
Dispatch reporter called at the office of
that gentleman. Ha! ha! ha! Hatha! hal
was the way Mr. Marvin replied when the
story was told to him. "That's the best
yet," he continued, walking throngh the
cake department. "Here," he said to the
lady behind the showcase, "give this man
one of the best cakes you have," and he
walked off still laughing, and wouldn't
Then the reporter sent Mr. Marvin a note
saying that the story might "take the cake,"
but the story couldn't and the reporter
didn't eat cake, and suggesting that Mr.
Marvin send the cake to the originator of
the tale. This was Mr. Marvin's answer on
the back of the same note:
A great many stories are started, but I as
sure you that no London or Ensllsb man has
come to buy the bakery. Should he come with
S.L sufficient, according to my notions, he can
own the concern and Pll retire.
' S. 8. Mabvet.
A RId on Ball Flayers.
Lieutenant of Police McMinery, of Alle
gheny, made a raid with some of his officers
yesterday on a number of young men who
were playing ball in a field at Wood's Bun.
They chased them all, and sneceeded in
catching three of them, named Sauer, Fen
able and Fellager, and sent them to the lock
up on a charge of the violation of a city or
dinance. Rnbrn Receives Bad News.
Mr. Charles Ruben, of this city, left last
evening for Albany, X. Y. He received a
telegram abont 6 o'clock saying that his
sister-in-law and her child were dead.
Whether they were killed accidentally or
not could not be learned. , i
Ladles' and Children's Summer Salts,
AH marked down to go quics:. Be sure
to come in early.
Jos. Horne & Co. 's
Penn Avenue Stores.
Old Sherry, full quarts 60c
Extra Old Sherry, full quarts 75c
Old Pert, full quarts 50o
ExtraOIdPort, lull quarts 75c
Riesling, full quarts 40c
Angelica, full quarts 50c
Muscatel, full quarts 50c
Tokay, full quarts 50c
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
i Oar Great July Sark-Dowu Sale.
Stock must be reduced now. Come and
see the bargains.
Jos. Horite & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Just received from the Anheuser-Busch
St. Louis brewery, a large supply of their
celebrated Budweiser beer, in both quarts
and rfints. For sale at G. W. Schmidt's,
Kos. 95 and 97 Fifth avenue, city.
Over 200 varieties of Imported Key West
and Domestic Cigars from $2 to $40 per 100.
G. W. Schmidt,
Kos. 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
Great Bargains in French Dress Goods
And also at the silk counters. This is the
week to come don't delay.
Jos. Hoene & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A Fine Display of Fireworks
Suitable for families, parties, clubs, etc., can
be had for a very moderate sum by baylnjr
them nt reduced clnband family "prices at
JH. Johnston's, 706 Smithheid street.
Open Saturday evening and till 4 o'clock on
B. & B.
This morning, two hours must close out
those $1 25 all-wool side-band suitings at
50c 50c is the price two hours this morn
ing, 8 o'clock. Boogs & Buhl.
This Is Oar Bargain Month.
Everybody invited to come and see the
best and newest goods and lowest prices. ,
Jos. Horse & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
A COUGH IS THE FIRST WHISPERING
of approaching disease.
Tickling throats develop into coughs.
Coughs lead to the ereat enemy consumption.
A stitch in time often saves life itself;
COUGHS, COLDS, SOKE THROAT,
INFLUENZA and HOARSENESS.
PLEASANT AND ABSOLUTELY
SAFE FOR CHILDREN.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
FLEMING BROS., PITTSBURG, PA.
NO BLACK FEET
In Our Fast Black Hose. Try Them,
Prices 10c, 15c, 25c and SOo per pair.
KEEP COOL! TkEEP COOL!
They are very nice. They fcrke away
' that unpleasant feeling about the waist.
::: T. T. T. :::
109 Federal Street,
ylCTORIA TO PREVENT SICKNESS IN
yonr family keep the VICTORIA NAT
URAL MINERAL WATER, imported direct
to this city from near Ems, Germany, by Major
C. W. Kraus. Send orders by mall or messen
ger to C. W. KRAUS, 13 Liberty ave.
wdlente and a . JiH
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JDB.1 HDRNE 'T'5
JULY, THE BARGAISKONTIT
The time when we reduce stt in all
departments. How By 11 prices!
i)n day will commence our barancij
Saleof auiutnmer wear goodhll over 4 J
the store goods tor vto,s,pn::a'j
. . .j
ana Children's wear.
Hundreds of the "half-price
finest styles in both handji
WASH GOODS SALE. I
Prints, ' fc
Jo good quality and standi
t,s at 15c.
25e Glne-h&nL r
ndla Bias SOc
40c and 50c Gin).
SUES 1 25 quality 1
yard the greatest Silk bat
Also our Black and' Colored b
The French Dress Goods at 50c besV
values usual price SI to SI 50 now arf
Everybody will fina
to come early. "
a the great bargain la
partinent la Ladles' and
Be snre t. I
dimmer Suits great -marll
the Suit r
, and see these greatest and
A of great and extraoruintw
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